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by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

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Here's a photo of some metal work. Im shaping this patch for Chads gowjob project.
by Shane Lach
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Billy Gilliland made my fuel tank. Unfortunately he passed away last year.
by Shane Lach
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I did however purchase William Harper's runabout last year and did a quick gowjob build. IMG_20200523_191642.jpg As purchased IMG_20200704_153136~2.jpg 3" drop axle, Chevrolet front hubs, 19" wire wheels, chopped and raked windshield, steering column drop, gas tank relocation to turtle deck, seat lo...
by Shane Lach
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Mr. Bender has the block currently. There has been a handful of snags here and there but as of a couple months ago everything should be squared away in terms of issues. I am actually building a new shop and am hoping to tackle this thing head first once it rolls in there. The foundation is poured an...
by Shane Lach
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Hey John. I shipped the engine block out last April and have not received it back unfortunately. It has been very slow going getting it re-poured. The goal was to have it done and raced at Lincoln this year but it doesn't seem like I am going to hit that goal. Pretty disappointed honestly. Haven't t...
by Shane Lach
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB battery box
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: WTB battery box

I have a repro box in primer I'd let go.
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: May need pedal extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: May need pedal extensions

Where are you located in NH? I'm in Milford.
by Shane Lach
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I would love to see more gow jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 1829

Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Little something I whipped together.
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by Shane Lach
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster is finally on the road!
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Speedster is finally on the road!

Heh check this out. You'll like this. Bought some parts from a woman who's uncle ran the great race. She gave me a picture of his car along with some other goodies. I forget the man's name but may be able to dig something up.
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Original owner of your body running the race.
by Shane Lach
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can i run low head using domed pistons
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Can i run low head using domed pistons

Yes that is what I have on my roadster.
by Shane Lach
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

More info on that engine and transmission Gary? I'd love to see more photos as well.
by Shane Lach
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1113

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

I just replaced my fuel line recently with 1/4" ni-copp. It's great to work with. Nice and flexible. I used vendor supplied rubber ferrules and nuts. The ni-copp line I used had a larger inside diameter than the copper line which was on the car previously, despite both being 1/4". That was nice to f...
by Shane Lach
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Used Texas T Distributor with installation kit SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Used Texas T Distributor with installation kit

Ill buy this. Can come pick this up. Located in Milford NH. (978)771-5817
by Shane Lach
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: collection of t parts for sale central N.H.
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: collection of t parts for sale central N.H.

I could definitely use some parts and pieces. let me know if you decide to sell some separately. Unfortunately cant store all of that.
by Shane Lach
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

They are full floating rear hubs which take the load of the vehicle off the axle and allow the axle to just turn the wheel, not support the car and turn the wheel. When installing, you need to trim an inch off that flange which would eliminate your issue. Just a thought that popped in my head. I'll ...
by Shane Lach
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

How far do they have you trim back when running safety hubs? Maybe a set of safety hubs would solve your problems
by Shane Lach
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer

I bought a harbor freight hydraulic knock out punch set and it works like butter. not sure if it has the size you need but check it out.
by Shane Lach
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: In need of a Head Gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: In need of a Head Gasket

tom carnegie has them in stock
by Shane Lach
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Rootlieb

Do you guys know what's the story on 26-27 tanks? I heard that somebody was going to take a run at reproducing them, but no news since. I don't need one, just curious. The gentleman who made all of the nice reproduction tanks, Billy Gilliland, just passed away on June 13th. I'm not sure if he was t...
by Shane Lach
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 3154

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

Speedsters pull some good money. This racer sold for over $20k and the build quality looked pretty lackluster. Granted it had the Fronty head but if a car in that condition is worth over 20K I'm not surprised the car in question sold for that.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1919-ford-model-t-2/
by Shane Lach
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Steel advice

Hey Allan I was thinking the same thing. I was going to make something that hooked over and clamped with a bolt under the radius rod so it's a tight fit in all directions. I just liked the general idea of the one I posted.
by Shane Lach
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Steel advice

Thanks guys. yeah it seems 5/8 is much more readily available. That seems like the solution to my problem.
by Shane Lach
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Steel advice

Hey Hank thank you. I searched 9/16 bolts and everything over 6" long seems to be on intergalactic back order. I think to span the gap from the perch to the radius rod I would need a little under 10" although I haven't taken a real measurement yet. Just checked to see if the 6" bolt would work and i...
by Shane Lach
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Steel advice

Hey guys. I'm looking to make a lowering setup like the one pictured but need to make a threaded rod. I can't find a long enough bolt so I was planning to have threads rolled on each end of a 9/16 rod to pass through the perch and custom shackle. I was wondering what if any specific steel you guy wo...
by Shane Lach
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 2208

Re: Pad for belly sling?

Does anybody have a spare frame hook for one of these slings kicking around? I have one sans one hook I'd like to use.
by Shane Lach
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurements on Auxiliary Transmission Support U Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Measurements on Auxiliary Transmission Support U Bolts

Hey Terry I have some warford u bolts and a cross member if that would help you? Not the same cross member but if you need the whole thing I'd let it go. I also sent you a pm about a manifold setup you had mentioned a while back.
by Shane Lach
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

That's true, Mike. Hondas use soy based wiring coating and the rodents love it. I do quite a few repairs each year at my dealership.
by Shane Lach
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Cool Old Fire Extinguisher with Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: FS Cool Old Fire Extinguisher with Mount

I'll take this too Hank.
by Shane Lach
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Cool Old Fire Extinguisher with Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: FS Cool Old Fire Extinguisher with Mount

I'll take this too Hank.
by Shane Lach
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Under Seat Gas Tank Panel with Hinges
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: FS Under Seat Gas Tank Panel with Hinges

I'll buy that Hank
by Shane Lach
Mon May 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

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Also, Mike Bender has my engine for Babbitt and crank fitting currently. After that the powerplant will be completely refreshed and ready to run for good this time.
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by Shane Lach
Mon May 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Progress has been slow lately. Tackling much needed home maintenance. I did however have some time to tackle a steering wheel project. I had a cracking issue with the Neville so unfortunately I think it's unusable. Therefore I bought another wheel and decided to make my own wood rim. I decided on ch...
by Shane Lach
Sun May 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

Re: Speedster project

Do you know what Hank used to paint that block? I like the color and was looking for something similar for mine.
by Shane Lach
Fri May 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

Re: Speedster project

Looks like a great start!
by Shane Lach
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks you two. I really appreciate it. As always, glad y'all enjoy the documentation of the project. It's getting closer and closer every day. The engine block has been sent out to Mike Bender and I'm hoping he can work some Babbitt magic. There are also a couple freeze cracks he's going to take ca...
by Shane Lach
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13288

Re: Speedsters

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Some day it will be finished. Maybe.
by Shane Lach
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I ended up somewhat reworking my steering box mount. I had modified it to clear the starter, but now with the fronty pan the starter is in a different location. So I remade the bottom portion and officially bolted it to the frame. IMG_20200419_160904.jpg Then we move back to the rear end. I needed t...
by Shane Lach
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I then made a toggle lever to weld to the hand operated service brake cross shaft. I will make a rod to link this to the foot brake. That way I can use the foot brake for practicality, or hand brake for the true racer feel. I drilled multiple clevis pin points for more or less brake pedal travel/lev...
by Shane Lach
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Update time! I rolled the car outside to take a photo for my monthly motivation a while back IMG_20200322_165200.jpg I made a floor board and mounted my throttle pedal to the firewall. I used a sheet of aluminum that I used for the firewall and other doodads. IMG_20200406_190918.jpg As a side note, ...
by Shane Lach
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake
Replies: 13
Views: 1705

Re: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake

My Tudor did this. I'd come to a stop on a hill and roll back a bit. It was a smoked universal joint.
by Shane Lach
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

What kind of fittings are they?
by Shane Lach
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Classtique Upholstery FS
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Classtique Upholstery FS

Could you take some height and width measurements to the Staples and between the cutouts?as well as the ends
by Shane Lach
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I got the pedals all mounted up this weekend. I used model a pedals bent and cut then welded to get them to sit where I need them. I'm happy with how they turned out. Just enough clearance to press the clutch and brake. IMG_20200310_164709.jpg IMG_20200329_132921.jpg IMG_20200329_135606.jpg IMG_2020...
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 1933

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

Dodge brothers used the same light just stamped db. One other brand as well I have seen but it slips my mind.
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 2927

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

Yeah this is really cool!
by Shane Lach
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I'm a little nervous but I have some experience driving silly low cars so this has much more ground clearance than I'm used to. I built a drift car and have done that for about 10 years. Here's some photos from a track day last year.
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Mounts are done and my clings adapter came in. I'm installing a 39 Ford transmission on this thing for the best pre-war driveline I could come up with. I will be running a turned down model a flywheel and a 9" V8 clutch/pressure plate setup. I just shortened the torque tube today and got that all mo...
by Shane Lach
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb warford parts
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Wtb warford parts

I have some iron Warford parts I could sell you. Case, shift tower sans shifter, and most of the gears. I pillaged the center bearing from it and the other bearings were junk. Some pitting in the gears.
by Shane Lach
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Well I tossed a spare block on the pan and began mock up. I used some 1/4" plate bent and braced/welded for the flywheel housing mounts. I drilled a half inch hole through the housing ears and the new mounts, added some rubber washers to insulate it, and used a lock but so I can leave the bolt a lit...
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early Chevy Axle and Springs (Speedster)
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: FS Early Chevy Axle and Springs (Speedster)

Dang this would be sweet.
by Shane Lach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Target aquired. Thanks Dan!
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Now that that hurdle is over, I will be purchasing a balanced full length A crank and sending my block out to Mike Bender for some Babbitt and crack repair. I can't wait for final assembly!
by Shane Lach
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANOTHER WHAT IS IT?
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: ANOTHER WHAT IS IT?

Could make a cool tachometer drive. Total guess though.
by Shane Lach
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carburetor question
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Winfield carburetor question

The float Chambers are specific. The throats can be flipped
by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

Mike Penserini may be able to shed some light on the subject as well.
by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

If you are running a stock length crank, you will need to make a spacer between the crank and flywheel I would think to get everything in the right place. With that added thickness, you may be able to polish that spacer surface and run you seal on that which would be easier than the flange.
by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Chad I came to the same conclusion. Information is so tough to find on this stuff. Kind of why I want to share what I'm doing so there's something out there. One way I figured was make a seal holder and run it on the rear crank flange. Dan Mceachern also makes a 2 piece seal holder as well so you ma...
by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Hey Scott. Once the engine is rebuilt and in the car, I will be blocking off the top tank fitting and adding one to the bottom of the top tank. I took photos of Mike Benders bob tail racer and this is the way he did it. I will share the photos in a moment.
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks Harold! I'm glad you guys enjoy it and I'm happy to share my trials and tribulations. There isn't much out there in terms of speedster build threads so I'd like to put some info out there for others. I began working on the brake system recently. I chopped up a couple brake cross shafts and so...
by Shane Lach
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan

Still on the hunt. Please help get this car on the road sometime this year if you have one or know someone with one they are not going to use and would be willing to pass along.
by Shane Lach
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a visit from a new friend
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: a visit from a new friend

Hope to run into him again at the swap meets this year!
by Shane Lach
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS MODEL T PARTS SHOP-O-RAMA
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: FS MODEL T PARTS SHOP-O-RAMA

I'll take #2
by Shane Lach
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 8233

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Nicely done! The spark plugs adapters you spoke to me about look great.
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

WTB: EARLY WISHBONE

I'd like to purchase a junk early wishbone I can cut up for my speedster project. I really only need the threaded ends with a few inches off the back so I can build up the top portion of my split wishbone. I'd make some if I had access to a lathe but alas I do not. If you have one with a junk ball o...
by Shane Lach
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Education on Warford transmissiion needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2048

Re: Education on Warford transmissiion needed

"I purchased all the bearings and races from 3bgsupply.com for relatively cheap. $2-300 dollars I believe." Did that include the special tapered shaft lower case cluster gear bearing ???? I understand that bearing went obsolete in the 60's. That was the only bearing I couldn't get. I had to pick th...
by Shane Lach
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Education on Warford transmissiion needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2048

Re: Education on Warford transmissiion needed

I purchased all the bearings and races from 3bgsupply.com for relatively cheap. $2-300 dollars I believe.
by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Unfortunately I can't get my hands on one. They're all on engines or the ones that are sitting on shelves the owners don't want to get rid of. :(
by Shane Lach
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Hey Harold. The current plan is to aquire a Frontenac oil pan and transmission adapter which deletes the model t transmission and converts to model a. That should simplify the driveline conversion. I'll save the Sherman oil pan, t pan clearanced for the model a crank, vw oil pump, Watford, shortened...
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

00000IMG_00000_BURST20200127180452665_COVER.jpg I plopped the body on the frame again to see how everything fit. I'll have to cove out the firewall a half inch or so to clear the back of the engine but much better than it was! IMG_20200127_181328.jpg Best feeling staring at this thing. IMG_20200127...
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

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Here's the hood sitting on the hood former.
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This is the dash wire form I made. The dash will secure to this.
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Cut holes and fit all my goodies.
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I don't know why my attachments keep getting out of order but I apologise.
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Onto the firewall redesign. I wasn't happy with the sheetmetal where it met the firewall, and also didn't like the wood of the firewall, dash, and supports. Time to undo everything again. I need to step back at the end of this and be completely satisfied with all of my decisions. I started by disass...
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Onto the firewall redesign. I wasn't happy with the sheetmetal where it met the firewall, and also didn't like the wood of the firewall, dash, and supports. Time to undo everything again. I need to step back at the end of this and be completely satisfied with all of my decisions. I started by disass...
by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Here's the chassis with the new tires mounted up. The fronts were shorter height wise than advertised so I was a bit down about that but otherwise happy with how it's sitting.
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by Shane Lach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Update time! Over the past few months I fixed up a model a rear axle, fit a tapered leaf rear spring, remade the firewall and dash, and for some new tires and tubes mounted up on some 32 Ford wire wheels I blasted and refinished. IMG_20191214_185009.jpg Here's the Model A rear axle sitting in the fr...
by Shane Lach
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan

Bump. Doing research on wether a green engineering pan clears an a crank but still looking.
by Shane Lach
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

WTB: Frontenac Oil Pan

I have been searching high and low for a fronty oil pan to complete my speedster to no avail. I found a couple but nobody wants to let them go. If anybody has one sitting around and would like to see it on a car going down the road I'd love to purchase it from you. I'd appreciate any leads towards o...
by Shane Lach
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 36
Views: 4616

Re: model B Ford update

Saw Jim's video on FB and love it. Awesome to see history come back to life.

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Closest I'll ever get to a model B.
by Shane Lach
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 2674

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Nice job, Dan! I didn't know you made these.
by Shane Lach
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley

Adjustable aluminum fan pulley. No pin (uses your old one) and comes with allen-head tightening screw. I used it for a few months on my worn crank and it worked great, but now I have a new crank! Precision machined aluminum. If your original pulley is loose it may have worn the surface the of the c...
by Shane Lach
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Bosch DU4

I run a ZR-4 on my speedster with a starter and 9:1 compression. No impulse and starts up great.
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 3596

Re: Ford trimotor sign

Not sure on value but that looks like a real sloppy fake sign. Buyer beware.
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Oh and I also got this sweet oil fill extension from Tim Morsher! Thanks Tim! I appreciate all you guys who put forth the effort to have cool parts like this made
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Onto the aluminum. With all precautions taken not to spend more money than necessary lol.
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That's it for now.
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I dug into my sheet of .090 aluminum. This will be used for the firewall, dash, and other things. Here's the first endeavor. I wanted to add an aluminum air deflector inspired by some of the old Miller cars. Beginning with some cardboard, I trimmed until I got close to the desired shape. IMG_2019111...
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I also got a new hood ornament.
by Shane Lach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Hey y'all. Time for another update. Nothing wild but I've been beginning to drill the body for rivets. I bought a river fan which I will show. This tool is super simple yet really useful. It makes your rivets straight and even. IMG_20191126_181307.jpg Once I mapped out where the body will be riveted...
by Shane Lach
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: “Accessory” foot pedal?
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: For Sale: “Accessory” foot pedal?

Message sent
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 2937

Re: '24 T Barn Find

If I had the money to blow I'd go scoop this up. I saw the ad last week and wouldn't mind adding a roadster to the ever shrinking stable.
by Shane Lach
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I'm one of those who constantly looks at this thread but rarely comments. Although I'm a good all-around mechanic, I lack the skills that you and a lot of these other guys have and I don't feel qualified to say much other than "nice work" occasionally. Once I retire (about 7 years from now) from my...
by Shane Lach
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

I dig it, Hank! I've had thoughts of making one of these in the future for the little one.
by Shane Lach
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Thank you as always guys! Jeff, one day down the road I hope to make it out to their shop to visit. Rob wants to give me the tour around the area and such. It'll happen one day! Hit a milestone yesterday around noon. I got this thing to fire up! It needs some tinkering timing and fuel wise but that ...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

I was able to fire up the engine but spark got super weak due to a dying magneto. Therefore, I made a call to Mark's Magnetos in Connecticut. He whipped up a fresh Bosch ZR4 for me in a few weeks time and it arrived yesterday. I just finished making some new plug wires for this mag and hope to get i...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

Earlier this month, I worked on mapping out my dashboard. I'm still searching for a suitable tachometer and speedometer. If anyone has a cool jones-motorola, johns-manville, Corbin, or the like gauge to sell I'd be interested! Ive been scouring for pieces which will look the part. Eventually I will ...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28437

Re: Model T Special build.

The wife's parents watched the baby for a couple of nights this week so I got to sneak in the garage. While waiting on a rebuilt magneto to come, I worked on the hood shelves and straps. The shelves are sheet metal with a 1/2" oak insert made to fit snug. I drilled holes for #10 screws, then counter...
by Shane Lach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Oil filler extension accessory for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Re: Oil filler extension accessory for sale

I'll take an aluminum one. Ill email you soon.