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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona

A few “Model Ts” amongst it all.


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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early racing in France, great footage !
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Early racing in France, great footage !

That’s my kind of racing!
by John E. Guitar
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Chateau Impney hillclimb 2018 Pre War Class cars
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Chateau Impney hillclimb 2018 Pre War Class cars

So many great cars! Thanks for sharing.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Interesting racecar

Clearer version on here: http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17061coll21/id/18073 9BA30D94-E8D6-4292-9CFC-A82CCE9D8E32.jpeg Description ca. 1914. This young driver, sitting in his unnumbered race car, is believed to be Walter Grossman of Los Angeles. He and thirteen other racers h...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 761

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Martynn, The original pipe I have does have the compression bead for the muffler to locate against. The geometry of the pipe is also different to the LHD versions. I think this was to clear the pedals. Your Facebook friend with the red car at the top of the thread should be able to confirm the diffe...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Interesting racecar

Someone emailed this to me today.

Looks like a T axle in the front, not sure about the rest.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 761

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here is the RHD exhaust pipe.

The new one is available from Keith in Ballan.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 761

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here are a few more photos of my 26 Tourer. I'll add some photos of the RHD exhaust pipe tomorrow,

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 761

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here are some blurry photos of my 1924 Tudor I took a few years back. You can see the linkage Allan and Frank are talking about.

I'll try and take some better shots tomorrow.

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by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Does anyone have experience with towing an Oldsmobile Model N? Should the engine be kept running? Any precautions to take?

This is towing around 100 metres at low speed.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 761

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here are a few photos of my 26 Tourer as found. Note the location of the outlet on the sediment bowl. I’ve since replaced it with an S.61578 tractor sediment bowl. I’ve got a fuel tank in one of my boxes of treasure. I’ll see if I can find it tomorrow and take some photos. Thanks for drawing this up...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Here's the setup to install the gear on the shaft. I use a bearing heater to heat the gear up to 115°C and a freeze spray to shrink the shaft. The photo of the frosted shaft only shows the top area being cooled. I apply the freeze spray for the full length of the gear location. DSC06952.jpg DSC06954...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Here's my setup to remove the half moons. You can't see the top of the shaft very clearly but it has a nut on it to protect the thread.

The highest I've had to go is around 15 tonnes.



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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Are you asking how to move the gear down the shaft to remove the two half moon retainers? I drop the bed of the press right down and have the gear sitting on a cupped tool that supports the gear in the area between the teeth and the axle shaft and press down on the threaded end of the axle shaft (wi...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a wide-track rear axle
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Making a wide-track rear axle

Looks good!

Is this going into a speedster?
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: International Auto Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: International Auto Shipping

I agree with all the advice above.

One other suggestion is to make sure you put "EXW" next to the price on the invoice. This makes it clear that you are supplying the goods only, and on an Ex Works basis. This may be usefull if things go sour with the shipping.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: there all gone
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: there all gone

The earliest mention of Leapin Lena I could find was in the Harold Teen comic (published 1919-1959). I wonder if that is where the name originates? harold-teen-1928-arthur-lake-mary_.jpg There's a nice video of a Leapin Lena here. I think I got whiplash just watching it. https://youtu.be/vG4yPl5qVT0
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 846

Re: Where to start?

I would choose the Touring over the Depot Hack. I did notice the Touring has a water pump, so you may need to replace the radiator (around $900 from Bergs). The paint looks in pretty good shape to me. I would probably leave it like that. Here is my 26 that I drive quite regularly in and around Sydne...
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: there all gone
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: there all gone

Thanks Richard, that’s an interesting setup. I’ll take a closer look under the bonnet of Leapin Lena next time I’m in Temora.

Here is the original thread with pictures:

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... enA#p51981
by John E. Guitar
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Have you tried contacting Crucea Rosie? It looks like these were kept in service after WW1. Perhaps they have more photos and information in their archive. 63BA86BC-8057-4C70-AB47-C269C9B37B41.jpeg https://crucearosie.ro/cine-suntem/istoria-crucii-rosii-romane/istoria-crucii-rosii-romane-1919-1938/ ...
by John E. Guitar
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 1399

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

Interesting engine.

I wonder if the conrods are off a Smith Motor Compressor?
by John E. Guitar
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1870

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Shanghai.

Here is a Model T in the Shanghai Auto Museum.

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by John E. Guitar
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Model T Identification

It looks like a fun car.

That's a Waukesha Ricardo head by the way.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information on Wichita KS model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1810

Re: Information on Wichita KS model T

Looks great!

What is the machine in the background of the 2nd and 3rd photo?
by John E. Guitar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 1066

Re: Talk about speedsters please

I saw one of those Bugatti replicas outside a junk shop in South East Kansas a year or so back. It's probably still there. The wheels look vaguely familiar... Bugatti-South-East-Kansas-00000001.JPG Bugatti-South-East-Kansas-00000002.JPG Bugatti-South-East-Kansas-00000003.JPG Bugatti-South-East-Kansa...
by John E. Guitar
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Phil Mino's website

You can see some of the photos from that site on the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20190312214930/http://www.fordfarm.net/ If you paste https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.fordfarm.net/* (with the asterisk) into your web browser it lists all the photos that have been archived. 11...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws

That was a great video except for the bow tie.

My 1924 Tudor has Robertson screws. They are much easier to use than just about anything else.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway image source?
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Model T cutaway image source?

I don't know if this was the first appearance of this cutaway but it appeared in Volume 6 Issue 67 of a UK magazine called "The Car" in the eighties. The deal was that you bought an issue each week and ended up with a complete set of books. I think the publisher would buy the rights to an existing b...
by John E. Guitar
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone knows the Moxon Tractor ?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Anyone knows the Moxon Tractor ?

Moxons Motor Engineers were in High Road, Whetstone, London.

H. Pattison & Co built similar Model T & Model A based tractors. You can find a few photos of their tractors on the internet if you search for Pattison Beta and Pattison Super Beta.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pig N Ford race
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Pig N Ford race

I was having a look on the Shanghai Auto Museum website on WeChat and noticed a few Model T photos. The webpage is advertising a class held in the museum covering the variety of car races around the world. The class is targeted at 6-12 year olds. F8C2E93F-5A09-4321-AD3A-AABA16D16A75.png http://www.s...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???

The first one looks like a bicycle spoke wrench.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Here is the ad from the link I posted above. The Beverly Times - Friday 8th October 1926.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Here you go.

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Ad from The Beverly Times (West Australian newspaper) - Friday 8th October 1926.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Here is my 1926 De-luxe Ford Touring Car. It doesn’t have the medallion.

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Here is a newspaper ad from 8th October 1926 for the De-luxe Ford Touring Car.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/22537196#
by John E. Guitar
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Second gear loses traction
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Second gear loses traction

There is a description of the clutch adjustment in the 1919 Ford manual.

You can download it for free from archive.org

https://archive.org/details/1919_Ford_M ... l/page/n29
by John E. Guitar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luigi’s Mansion 3
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Luigi’s Mansion 3

It looks like the car in the new Nintendo Switch game Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a brass era Model T.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

Jackson’s Faces was a photographic studio in Great Yarmouth, England. Belle Coaches show a similar bus on their history page: http://www.bellecoaches.co.uk/History There is one of those buses (with a roof) at Ipswich Transport Museum, the chassis and front brakes look interesting. C6E2A3F2-548F-4781...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2909

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

I plan to attend.
by John E. Guitar
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Weight of bare chassis

Thanks guys, the 50-75 lbs figure is what I was looking for.
by John E. Guitar
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Weight of bare chassis

Does anyone know how much the chassis weighs on a 26/27 Model T?

I can find info on a running chassis, i.e. a car without a body but nothing on the bare chassis (no engine, transmission, axles etc).
by John E. Guitar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2509

Re: New Tool

One of the more senior members in the club here in NSW uses a GPO spring tension gauge to adjust his coils. These were used to adjust relays in the old telephone exchanges.

I wonder if it is something like that?

http://doc.telephonecollectors.info/dm/ ... _ocr_r.pdf
by John E. Guitar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone have a Weidenhoff HCCT or other information?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Does anyone have a Weidenhoff HCCT or other information?

Have you tried contacting Snap-On? They might have something.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

I changed these on my 26 last month. Here are some drawings from a previous thread. From memory the studs are slightly longer on the 26/27 kit but the rest is the same. 191291.jpg 191292.jpg Now might be a good time to replace those studs as they look a bit flogged out. I used a couple of prybars to...
by John E. Guitar
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Ideal crankshaft radius?

Would the Model A & B crankshaft also be 1/8"?
by John E. Guitar
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

An EFV8 guy gave me this a few years back. I imagine the two items give a similar level of improvement to your car’s economy.
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by John E. Guitar
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Home made electronic timer

Interesting stuff.

I had a look at your YouTube channel. Is that a Sachs rotary engine on your bicycle? I picked up one of those a few years back but haven’t worked out what to do with it.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 18
Views: 1917

Re: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs

I finally tried out my 6 volt LED headlight bulbs. They light up the road really well.

This design points the light sideways and uses the reflectors to point the light forward which I think gives better control and avoids dazzling on-coming drivers.
by John E. Guitar
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4975

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Trailering up to the Australian Nationals in Maryborough.


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by John E. Guitar
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 560

1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

I came across this T at a museum out at Temora last weekend.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Matt, I’ve got the same Goodyear rims on my 1912 Regal Underslung.

I would be interested in those if they are for sale and JMC doesn’t want them.
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by John E. Guitar
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 134
Views: 9563

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Paul, there’s a Mack AC model kit for sale here if you don’t already have one:

https://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php? ... Truck-7539

Duey C, Renault had a similar radiator setup.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Welding pan ears

Thank you all for your replies.

A customer dropped by on Wednesday who is a welder by profession. He gave me some good advice and I'll weld it up on the weekend.

The MIG welder I have is a 240 volt machine.
by John E. Guitar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Welding pan ears

I've got a crack on one of the pan ears on my 26 Tourer. How do people normally fix these? I was planning to drill out the point where the crack stops and fill in the hole with weld, and then run a weave along the crack (topside and underneath). The other way I thought to do it is to tack the end an...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 right hand drive hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 350

1926 right hand drive hogshead

I had to pull the hogshead on my tourer to chase a broken o-ring pick.

Here are a few photos if anyone is curious how they compare with the left hand drive hogshead.


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by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 50 photos from New London to New Brighton Run
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: 50 photos from New London to New Brighton Run

Photo L22 is a 1911 Le Zèbre Type A Rotonde.

It has a 4HP 600cc single cylinder engine.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Engine Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: RHD Engine Questions

Can you post your questions on the forum?

I've got an engine sitting on a stand I can take photos of if that would help.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: Babbitt Material

Just in case anyone in Australia stumbles across this thread, I use Consolidated Alloys "Auto" white metal. http://www.cagroup.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Bearing-Metals-2017.pdf http://www.cagroup.com.au You can buy it direct from them or order it through a reseller like Blackwoods or Bunning...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2470

Re: New London New Brighton

Did the green Le Zèbre Type A make it this year?
by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Herm, thank you, that is good information. Is the gold rod photo in your post as poured? Do you have a side-on photo? It's hard to compare it with the static-pour rod being from two different angles. I can see you had leakage with the static-pour rod. I used a combination of aluminium welding wire a...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Bill, that is a great looking setup. The way you've done the big end adjustments must cut down on setup time a lot.
by John E. Guitar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring question
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Front spring question

You can reset the springs cold. I did mine last year, one leaf at a time, in a broaching press. I sat the leaf between two blocks about 30cm apart and pressed down between them. I repeated this for the full length of the leaf to get the right curve. I put the spring info from an earlier post in a sp...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Radius on big end bearings

Bob, thanks, I'll go with that. You've got a nice setup. It's interesting seeing how you've held the big end. That was the part I wasn't sure which way to go. Here is what I came up with. The base and end plate is scrap 6061 T6, and the pin is mild steel. I've got our another bearing to pour this we...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Radius on big end bearings

I’m machining new big end bearings for my 26 Tourer. What radius should I put on these? I found a mention of 1/16” as the fillet radius on the conrod journals on the crankshaft in a post on the old forum so I was thinking I should make it slightly bigger than that. The pic below is a rod I used to t...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wolf whistle
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: Wolf whistle

That looks like it might be 13/16 ORFS (O-Ring face seal).

Your local hydraulics shop should have something to replace it.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Interesting story on old treehouses
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Interesting story on old treehouses

An interesting article with a few nice photos.

https://www.messynessychic.com/2019/07/ ... ee-stumps/
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Evaluating Spark Plugs

NGK have a video on reading spark plugs here:

https://youtu.be/uMYAEtxiYfc

They have some good technical information here:

https://www.ngk.com.au/technical_info/analysis/
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Video-Stagecoach body panels
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Video-Stagecoach body panels

Herb, thanks for putting this up. That was a great video.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Elfe cyclecar from the 1920s
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Elfe cyclecar from the 1920s

The powerplant is an 1100 cc Anzani 20° Vee Twin. The owner has a museum near Chartres - Musée Ateliers des Pionniers: http://www.musee-ateliers-des-pionniers.fr/ A few videos of the car: https://www.facebook.com/Retroviseur/videos/279009636368600/ https://youtu.be/hxC3mXf2gWg https://www.youtube.co...
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Elfe cyclecar from the 1920s
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Elfe cyclecar from the 1920s

I saw this interesting Elfe cyclecar at a car event in Rambouillet, France a year or so back. It’s a fairly authentic recreation of the car in the old photo. The original was built by Eugene Mauve, creator of the Bol d'Or cyclecar/motorcycle race, which is still being run and will be held this Septe...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Car ID request - Yass, NSW, Australia March 1921
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Car ID request - Yass, NSW, Australia March 1921

I was wondering if anyone can ID this car?

It was photographed outside Sheekey's Garage on Meehan St, Yass during the 1921 Yass centenary.

Apologies for the poor image quality.
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by John E. Guitar
Thu May 30, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Zealand rims
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: New Zealand rims

I bought a set of 25" lock ring rims for my Regal from Vintage Rims in New Zealand. They showed up today and are look very well made. I was fortunate that Gary had a set in stock and I didn't have to wait for him to have a manufacturing run of these. I think the 30x3 rims would be fine. The web addr...
by John E. Guitar
Sat May 25, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Secrets to soldering
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Secrets to soldering

Jim, Is the part you are repairing something you have multiple pieces of? If it is you can melt down the worst example and make it into thin rods. You can use these as welding rods to repair the crack. A low pressure oxy acetylene torch would be a good choice (eg Dillon/Henrob). As the pot metal is ...
by John E. Guitar
Thu May 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Some old photos from 1919
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Some old photos from 1919

No Model Ts but interesting anyway.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/ ... 19/589528/
by John E. Guitar
Thu May 16, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Coolant Disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Coolant Disposal

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by John E. Guitar
Thu May 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wash day
Replies: 15
Views: 1234

Re: Wash day

All you need now is a GE Monitor Top refrigerator and you’ll be living the dream!
by John E. Guitar
Wed May 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 28/29 Model A PDC.....??????
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: 28/29 Model A PDC.....??????

If you mean PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) I think it is 5-1/2".
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 12829

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

I discovered my third conrod needs a birthday.

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 8144

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I’ve got an ECCT with the optional software. It worked very well on my coils. I have also lent it out to a few people with varying skill levels and they have all managed to get good results.
by John E. Guitar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Babbiting

Thanks for that Herm. We sell an aluminium drive spider here that we have to do some machining on to fit a particular application. The supplier is Italian but they shifted production to China a few years back. One of the things that took place in the shift was that they stopped using centrifugal cas...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Babbiting

Herm, thanks for posting these photos of your rod pouring setup. How do you pour in the babbit and what speed does the rod rotate at?
by John E. Guitar
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sizing rods before babbitt
Replies: 15
Views: 1588

Re: Sizing rods before babbitt

Herm, those rods look too good to use on my car!
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Babbiting

That stove looks tailor-made for the job!