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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: 441

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 932

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: 555

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: 1074

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: 2270

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 1378

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: 310

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: 1841

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: 409

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: 409

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: 336

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1790

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: 1790

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 92
Views: 8273

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1113

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: 1593

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: 987

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1302

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: 2128

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 598

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1022

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 2081

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: 494

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: 1266

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1477

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: 695

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: 1098

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: 6653

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: 912

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: 1312

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: 1312

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1477

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: 1477

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: 3627

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: 2012

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: 734

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: 1132

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: 2760

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 697

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: 2205

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 1216

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 185
Views: 23283

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: 2273

Re: Oil filler extension accessory for sale

I'll take an aluminum one. Ill email you soon.
by Shane Lach
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I had this issue as well. I ground down the brake shoe where the rides until I got a satisfactory fit.
by Shane Lach
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 2595

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Jealous of those Laurel brackets! I'd love to have a set for a future project.
by Shane Lach
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 23283

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks guys! John, the engine looks very healthy from what I can tell thus far. Peering in through the inspection plates and spark plug wells, it looks new. Nice crosshatching on the cylinder walls and everything is clean. It will need a low drum though as it is burnt out and undersized. We shall se...
by Shane Lach
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 4594

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Is it the aluminum oil fill extensions?
by Shane Lach
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 23283

Re: Model T Special build.

Hi John! I've been working on getting all the engine components tip top. I rebuilt the carbs and finally got them so they don't leak. The accelerator pump wells were pitted so everything was binding up. I ball honed them then hit them with a brass wire brush in a drill to polish them up. I'm also wa...
by Shane Lach
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 3963

Re: Speedster rebuild

What kind of steering box is that?
by Shane Lach
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

Love it. I studied this car a lot before and while building mine as it's one of my favorites. I'm glad it will live again.
by Shane Lach
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 2770

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

A fluttering needle typically leads towards a valve issue.
by Shane Lach
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 2954

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

I just dropped one in last week. Remove it for sure. I snuck a boroscope down the front starter opening and located it at the bottom of the pan. Then chased a flexible copper wand magnet right along the cameras path and grabbed it that way. You San drain the oil and use a hammer on the outside of th...
by Shane Lach
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 23283

Re: Model T Special build.

Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words and am happy to document the progress so others can enjoy it along the way. I know I searched for other builds when I first started and there were very few documented, so hopefully someone else wishing to build one can reference this thread for at least somet...
by Shane Lach
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 23283

Re: Model T Special build.

Here's the fuel line photos. I also found time to make some plug wires for my high tension magneto! I have to send this out and have it serviced/rebuilt but I'm out of cash for a while. Next up is running an air line from the dash mounted fuel pressure pump to the filler neck. That way I can push th...
by Shane Lach
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 23283

Re: Model T Special build.

I then began working on the fuel system. The gentleman who builds the reproduction T tanks made me a custom one which is 3" narrower and sits behind the seat nicely. I then got a fuel fill adapter which threads into the tank, a fuel coupling, some t radiator hose clamps, a brass pipe, and a cool old...