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by John Illinois
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Transmission end play

Thanks for the ideas. I will check the 3 spacers. All the bushings need replaced and I will have to check the drums. The triple gears look good at first glance. I already took the spring off and will proceed with the rest. Mike Bender's videos are a great help also.

John
by John Illinois
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Transmission end play

When I first got my 24,I removed the transmission inspection plate to check it out. I found the hogshead was was completely worn out and purchased a good replacement. I also found the drive plate had .070” end play. The picture is with the drive plate pulled back and reverse drum pushed forward. Oth...
by John Illinois
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1502

Re: model t tire rims

I purchased some used rims from Bob's Antique Auto . I imagine Model T haven would have some too. They both ship pretty fast, but not in time for your tour.

John
by John Illinois
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2304

Re: radiator prices

I talked to Gery Tues and he had high radiators in stock. I sent a check and should get it next week. Most of the guys in my model A club have Berg's and always recommend them if someone is having overheating.
John
by John Illinois
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering arm question
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: steering arm question

The manual says tap it. off. I Suspected it might be a little more than that.

Thanks,John
by John Illinois
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering arm question
Replies: 6
Views: 747

steering arm question

Does the steering/pitman arm fit on a tapered shaft or straight shaft. How much force does it take to tap it off the steering shaft.Thanks.

John
by John Illinois
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts making the news
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Model Ts making the news

That is funny. They can sure crank em.

John
by John Illinois
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

I tried 2 new joints and ended up returning both. Model T Haven sent me a nice used one that fit perfect.

John
by John Illinois
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Head gasket

I forgot to add this was a Model A. Is there a way to edit a post?
by John Illinois
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Head gasket

12 years ago I used a silicone one on a new Model A engine rebuild. They were just out and recommended for a high compression head. I had nothing but water leaks.
I went to a composition gasket an no more problems. Copper is equally good.

John
by John Illinois
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

Alan,I wondered about that too. The other rear end that I did had to sand washer thinner considerably. These new washers were thinner than the original babbit thrusts. they were .198" and the babbit were thicker. I ended up milling the bronze .005 and ended up with about .007 clearance. It turns fre...
by John Illinois
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Thrust Washer clearance

Thanks for the ideas.
I am going to check for a thinner gasket. Since I indicated the end play exactly,I could thin the washer a known amount and use sealer.

John
by John Illinois
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust Washer clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Thrust Washer clearance

I put new bronze thrusts in the rear axle. Amazingly they fit with zero clearance with out having to thin the right washer. I put it together with a gasket and ended up with .012" clearance instead of the .005" expected per the book. I took it apart to check and it was the same ,no clearance with no...
by John Illinois
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Progress on rear Axle
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Progress on rear Axle

Thanks to forum members advice,I successfully removed and installed the rear axle shaft gears. I set up the press with a Model A hub to support the axle. I took the drum off,but then used it for more support. The axles were both slightly oversize and I polished the gear area to size in my lathe. I f...
by John Illinois
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Thanks to all for your helpful responses. I did not understand how you could press such a long thin shaft with force , protect the threads,and not bend it.
Also in my shop I try to always do things safely. This is an excellent thread.

John
by John Illinois
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

I have new axle shafts and need to install old gears. My press is about 2” too short for the axle between the ram and the press bed. There is room to press the shaft down in the gear. What is a good way to move the gear down. How tight is the interference fit?

John
by John Illinois
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

That is good to hear.
by John Illinois
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

Pep,thanks for the tip. My old driveshaft is in bad shape but I get the idea. I will make a 1" hole in a piece of aluminum and make sure everything clears and is not sharp.

John
by John Illinois
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Re: Babbit thrust washers

Mark this one has 4 good Hyatts and a good ring and pinion also. Sounds like you will come up with a good rear end.

My first model T had the Babbits in the bottom of the housing. The pieces were smooth Kidney shaped. It had been driven that way a lot and the gears were shot.

John
by John Illinois
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Babbit thrust washers

I an glad that I decided to rebuild this rear axle instead of waiting. There was not much endplay ,but you can see the edges flaking off. Also the oil grooves are filling with broken down babbit.

Babbit makes a good bearing surface,none of the pins were worn or loose.
by John Illinois
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

Thanks for all the ideas. I am using a new drive shaft but I do not have it yet. If I have to enlarge the bushing, I plan on boring it close to size with a lathe. I will then install it and finish it with a hone.

John
by John Illinois
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Reaming drive shaft bushing

The MTFCA book calls for .002-.003” clearance on drive shaft. What is the best size to ream it?

John
by John Illinois
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

Well I found the problem was a bent axle. Looks like I need to rebuild rear end.

I have a Ford bearing sleeve from the other side. I measured the thickness of an unworn area. It was the same thickness as the reproduction sleeve.

John
by John Illinois
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for your helpful replies. I removed the bearing and the axle was indeed off center towards the front. I did not measure how much but would guess 1/8". Besides that problem I think the sleeve is too thick. I will look at it later and check things more. The old sleeve wo...
by John Illinois
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

Rajo,this .498 bearing does not want to go from the start,so I suspect the sleeve.
by John Illinois
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

Scott I turned the axle a several times and no change. The end plates are tight.

Mike I will check that.
by John Illinois
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Rear axle bearing problem

I installed a new bearing sleeve and the used bearing. The bearing was hard to get in, I actually had to tap it. I removed the sleeve and checked the axle housing to make sure there was no dirt or grit under the sleeve. There is only about 1/2 a thousandth play up and down. The bearing had .002” wea...
by John Illinois
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4072

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

I painted wheels and rims and put on new tires. Seem like tires were easier ten years ago on my first T ,must be I am ten years older. Next up install wheels and bearings. Then I can have it on all four feet and start on transmission. It was 12* last night,but my shop is warm.
by John Illinois
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Front crossmember spred

McMaster Carr has grade 8 fine thread rod and coupling nuts.
https://www.mcmaster.com/threaded-rods

John
by John Illinois
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2939

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I have had this shop and propane heater for about 30 years. It was first a small engine shop to supplement my farming income.
Now it holds 3 hobby cars and 1 driver. Several years ago I updated the insulation to 4” foam. I have a program thermostat and keep it 45* at night and 68* day during winter.
by John Illinois
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Steve ,Thanks for answering my question. I did not know if the 4 bolts were enough to hold the rim on with no other locking.
This will save me some work as my bolt only rims are in nice shape and one of my locking tab rims needs a lot of metal work. I will have several to choose from.

John
by John Illinois
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

I wonder what keeps this rim from slipping on the felloe with braking?

John
by John Illinois
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Isn’t that cup around the valve stem for a Firestone rim? I see the “notches”like a Hayes. I think that fellow is a universal wheel, takes Firestone or Hayes rim. The Firestone wheelsI I have seen have do not have the notches. If you will clean the inside of fellow around the cup, you may find a na...
by John Illinois
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

That is a treasure trove. Bookmarked for future use.


John
by John Illinois
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Allan thanks for your advice. the picture was in response to mark. I would not use that rim. Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:05 am Rusty rims are one thing, but if the edge that folds over and holds the bead is sharp that is another thing. Show us what you have. If the edge is not too bad...
by John Illinois
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Mark,here is a picture.

Steve A friend told me there was cadmium color paint,but I have not looked into it. Those are pretty rims.
by John Illinois
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

One rim is ok and has good edge. One rim has lugs that do not lock in the fellow, different style. Two have vey sharp edges and pitting. I have not inspected the spare,but it is a Hayes also. I found three good used rims today,so I am all set. Thanks for all your help . This is a very good forum. John
by John Illinois
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Thanks. the the rims are marked Hayes on the lugs. I was not sure if they were correct.

John
by John Illinois
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Thanks that is good to know. I still need new rims as these are too rusted. Are Kelsey rims correct for the wheel with the valve stem coller?
by John Illinois
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: More on wheel replacement

Meant what rims to look for.
by John Illinois
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

More on wheel replacement

I read many of the posts about identifying rims and felloes. What a lot of information. I need 4 new rims. Here is what I found. I have 4 Hayes rims and one unmarked one. The rims have welded lugs with a ramp to index in notch of felloe. The mounting holes of the lugs have been enlarged in places by...
by John Illinois
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing demountable rims
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: installing demountable rims

Thanks Mark,I will check this out.
by John Illinois
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing demountable rims
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: installing demountable rims

My front rims fit with a bigger gap under the lugs than the rear but they all seat properly on the felloe. I am going to buy 4 used rims as mine have either bad holes in the lugs or too much rust. If they are all model T of the right size I assume they will fit ok? The vendor has several to choose f...
by John Illinois
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing demountable rims
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: installing demountable rims

Scott,thanks for the reply. I have the welded lugs.

John
by John Illinois
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing demountable rims
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

installing demountable rims

When tight do the 4 rim lugs have a gap from the wheel or do they contact it ? I do not want to over tighten.



John
by John Illinois
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Need help with transmission repair

Steve ,Norman and all who posted thank you for your help and suggestions. I tested the neutral by pushing and cranking and it works fine. I thought the low pedal and link were too worn to set,but I followed the “play forword” rule and it now works. I have neutral and low gear. Next I will check band...
by John Illinois
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Need help with transmission repair

Steve and Norman thank you for the suggestions and information. I tested the neutral with a push and crank and it is good. I thought the clutch pedal arm had too much wear to adjust,but I followed the rule “play towards front “and it now has neutral and low gear. Next I will look at the bands and sp...
by John Illinois
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Need help with transmission repair

Thanks for the responses. The bands are probably worn,but as I mentioned, they all work. Being able to pull the low pedal back to the end of the floorboard slot is what puzzles me.I will post pictures when I get into it. Steve,what should I look for to reduce clutch drag. The car sat for a long time...
by John Illinois
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Need help with transmission repair

I have the service manual. The picture may be misleading. The brake and reverse pedal are in the correct place. The clutch pedal is pulled back as there is no stop for it to catch on. I think the the notch must be worn. I will have to take it apart to see. It is hard to adjust it because the entire ...
by John Illinois
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Need help with transmission repair

I have been sorting out my 24 and the main problem is the transmission. The low pedal is worn out too bad to adjust. Someone put a spring from frame to pedal To pull it back and I think the notch and support are worn out. High works using the hand lever,low works with pedal,reverse and brake work. T...
by John Illinois
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with coils
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Help with coils

John,I will keep him in mind.

John
by John Illinois
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with coils
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Help with coils

Jeff and Wayne thanks for the replies. I have a friend that has a simple amperage coil tester. We are going to function test them to see if they would be rebuildable as cores. He is going to lend me 4 coils to see if I can get it started. I am anxious to see how it runs.

John
by John Illinois
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with coils
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Help with coils

I have been working to get my new 24 Touring ready to start. The coils do not buzz. I was getting 6 volts to the coil box,so I removed coils. I put +6v to the bottom contact and -6v to the top side timer contact. All were dead. I measured the ohms between the contacts and got 3-5 megs with the point...
by John Illinois
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Introduction and question

I got the T home safe and sound. It is a dusty dirty one,but it is original and complete. Engine built April 1924. Three dip pan.
The motor ran last year so It should start. Then I will know what I have.
Thanks for all the replies. Hope pictures show up.

John
by John Illinois
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Introduction and question

I will see if I can post some pictures when I get it home.
John
by John Illinois
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Introduction and question

Thanks for the replies. I will strap the bows down.

John
by John Illinois
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Introduction and question

Hello all. I am a previous 24 touring owner and retired farmer who likes old cars. I found 24 touring close to home, 40 miles or so. I plan on hauling it on an open trailer. My question is,if I tow it at 40 mph with the top down,would this put too much strain on the windshield?

Thanks,John