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by John E. Guitar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

Thanks Peter, that's a clearer picture with a better description. It looks like the photo was taken by a German press/travel photographer named Walter Gircke. https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/alaska-motor-sleigh-in-alaska-vehicular-with-occupants-ca-news-photo/543909715 There are a l...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

I came across this interesting photo in The Oriental Motor magazine.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 1862

Re: Camping with a T

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Wing Tip Service
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Period Picture- Wing Tip Service

Transferring mail bags in Philadelphia, PA, to an airplane bound for New York, May 1918.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight ... f-airmail/
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Algeria Hacker
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Algeria Hacker

I reported his posts using the exclamation button.

There are some suspicious links at the bottom of his posts too. Don’t click on those!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

Ben Shahn was part of the photographic unit of the FSA along with Dorothea Lang and Walker Evans. He used a Leica with a waist level viewfinder. Here is the photo on the Library of Congress website. https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsa/8a16000/8a16200/8a16233v.jpg You can download a large version of ...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McIntosh Laboratories
Replies: 0
Views: 483

McIntosh Laboratories

Here’s an interesting article on McIntosh Labs in New York. It’s not really T-related but they do still pot their transformers in tar like the Model T coils.

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology ... ory-photos
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: Coil capacitors

Duey C, this thread from 2011 has a lot of useful information about coil capacitors: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/249885.html?1322781074 I had the Bosch ZE1 in my Le Zebre rebuilt a year or so back by the local magneto guru. The capacitor in that was a lot smaller than the Model T cap...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old car photos from Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Old car photos from Toronto

Some really interesting shots. I think the car in the last photo is a Model T.

https://torontoguardian.com/2016/02/vin ... m-toronto/
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Yes, a quality drill bit will be fine. I know someone here in Sydney who has had drill bits as retainer pins in his tourer for the last ten years/20,000 plus kilometers without any issues. He did this as he found the repro pins were to soft. I don't know if the current repro ones are better or the s...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New video from Robert Merz
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: New video from Robert Merz

That was a nice video.

I remember the one he made about his grandfather's T-powered buzz saw. That is also worth watching if you haven't seen it.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Things that make me less homesick

I think the Glion Museum in Osaka has a few Model Ts. http://glion-museum.com/ There is an interesting carpentry museum in Kobe that is worth checking out if you are stuck in Japan for a while. Its a 10 minute work from Shin Kobe station. A visit to there and Himeji Castle is a decent day trip from ...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods

The suppliers have two types of adjustable lifters, self-locking for 2 wrench adjustment and lifters with locknuts which require 3 wrenches for adjusting.

What are the pros and cons? Are the ones with lock nuts less prone to coming loose?
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum

That's a great museum. They used to offer Model T driving lessons.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

It looks like Hertzian fatigue/macropitting on the crownwheel.

The pinion looks like corrosion. Could it have been like that when you assembled the axle 20 years ago?

I would replace both.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 342
Views: 32235

Re: Foto of the Day

Here's a truck at the 2020 Berrima Rally.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ford fix
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: ford fix

by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Thanks for the advice guys.

I'll go with the 40T/12T combination on the Tudor and set aside the 39/13T gear set for another car.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Allan, it’s got a hopped up motor so it should be fine.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Dan, thank you, that is a relief. I'll use these in the car.

I know Fairfield for their Torque Hubs. It's interesting that they made aftermarket Model T parts.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 757

New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

I'm rebuilding the Ruckstell on my 1924 Tudor at the moment. I have a new 39T/13T crownwheel and pinion that I picked up a few years ago off a guy who was getting out of the hobby. The crownwheel has a copper colour to it. Has anyone come across this before? The item is magnetic. Both items are stam...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Question on babbitting

Bob, that is a great way to pour the tinning sticks!

I used to pour the babbitt onto a length of angled aluminium but I think your method is more appropriate for Model T work.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NAME THAT CAR
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: NAME THAT CAR

Here's a Covert at the Dr Carl Benz Museum in Ladenburg, Germany. The firewall and fenders are a little bit different but it looks quite similar otherwise.

http://www.automuseum-ladenburg.de/

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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: 782

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: 604

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: 533

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: 1257

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: 1264

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: 1257

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: 1264

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: 1264

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: 1264

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: 1071

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: 1264

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: 896

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: 896

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: 896

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: 602

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: 530

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: 917

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: 1234

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: 917

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: 541

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: 1634

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: 3002

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: 389

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: 2281

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: 1390

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: 1223

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: 711

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: 629

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: 515

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: 588

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: 693

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: 771

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: 876

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: 771

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: 707

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: 372

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: 1088

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: 3409

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: 1131

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: 1131

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: 3125

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: 296

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: 959

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: 787

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: 945

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: 1382

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: 2104

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: 6554

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: 635

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: 837

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: 143
Views: 13870

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: 963

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: 963

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: 401

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: 1147

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: 667

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: 1423

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: 2865

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: 1448

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: 1448

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.