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by John E. Guitar
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Second gear loses traction
Replies: 8
Views: 389

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Luigi’s Mansion 3
Replies: 0
Views: 221

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 721

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2431

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

I plan to attend.
by John E. Guitar
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 650

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 650

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2013

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have a Weidenhoff HCCT or other information?
Replies: 1
Views: 186

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 480

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 525

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 18
Views: 1681

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4045

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 311

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 524

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: 115
Views: 6310

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 646

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 646

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 right hand drive hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 290

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 photos from New London to New Brighton Run
Replies: 14
Views: 722

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RHD Engine Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 459

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2046

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 976

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 976

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front spring question
Replies: 5
Views: 407

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 976

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 976

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wolf whistle
Replies: 12
Views: 998

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: 352

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

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: 356

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: 415

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: 415

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: 321

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Zealand rims
Replies: 7
Views: 833

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: 1096

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: 365

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: 844

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: 997

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: 433

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11282

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 5869

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sizing rods before babbitt
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1762

Re: Babbiting

That stove looks tailor-made for the job!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11282

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

I crossed the Blue Mountains in my 26 Tourer with the usual suspects.

260km round trip for me. It seemed to run ok although compression is currently 28, 32, 39, 32 psi.


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by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 2190

Re: IT LIVES...

That's a shame you won't be at Goulburn. I'm curious to find out how your Ricardo Waukesha head is going. I have one but have not tried it out yet.

https://www.wehs.net/dyk-ricardo.html
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 2190

Re: IT LIVES...

That looks great!

Are you taking it to Goulburn swap meet on the weekend?
by John E. Guitar
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another French Model T - 24 Tours de Rambouillet
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Another French Model T - 24 Tours de Rambouillet

Here is a French Model T with an interesting tailgate.

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford T Bordelaise - 24 Tours de Rambouillet
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Ford T Bordelaise - 24 Tours de Rambouillet

Here are a few photos of a French Model T at the 2017 24 Tours de Rambouillet.

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by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 1993

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

The old blades also make great gasket scrapers.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Saving it for Good
Replies: 31
Views: 1831

Re: Saving it for Good

I'm not sure if this is in the same category as saving old gasket material but I've got a new old stock, army surplus Ford sidevalve V8 short block still in the original shipping crate. I was planning to keep it in the box but lately I've been thinking about building it up and putting it in my 46 co...
by John E. Guitar
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Model Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Antique Model Engine

That is an interesting model engine. I don't think direct aluminium 3d printing would be viable. You could try lost PLA casting in aluminium. This is the same concept as lost wax casting but using 3D printed PLA (a type of plastic) instead of wax. A 3D model is created in PLA. A mold is formed aroun...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 115
Views: 6310

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

Re-bushing a Zebra clutch.

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by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Ford owners in Israel
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Model T Ford owners in Israel

Mark, I don't know if there are any Model Ts in Israel. You could get in touch with the Five Club. I am sure they would know.

http://www.5club.org.il/

There is a car museum in Western Galilee.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

This car has a similar body. The photo was labelled 1912 Cole.

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by John E. Guitar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

Here is the picture of the Oakland with a similar body.


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by John E. Guitar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

It looks like there is a Cartercar in San Diego.

http://www.automuseums.info/united-stat ... ley-museum

https://coolsandiegosights.com/tag/vintage-cars/

It’s interesting that the door location is different each side.
by John E. Guitar
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory steel wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Re: Accessory steel wheel

Thank you Gary.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory steel wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Re: Accessory steel wheel

That's very cool.

Would you be able to weigh it?
by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

Rich, yes, as far as I can tell there are three Regal Colonial Coupes in existence, one in the Louwman Museum in The Hague and two in the USA. There is an Overland Coupe in Victoria with a very similar body. I have also seen drawings of an Oakland with a Colonial Coupe body. I imagine the bodies wer...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

It was rated at 20 horsepower.

The car is mostly complete although it needs a body. I plan to build a Colonial Coupe body.

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by John E. Guitar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

I started my 1911 Regal engine today. This is probably the first time it has run in 60 years. I fitted an NH carburettor to simplify things.

This is a 3 litre 4 cylinder engine with a two bearing crank. It has a Siamese exhaust port on 2 and 3.

https://youtu.be/ggMyXjqyCyQ
by John E. Guitar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sandblaster Cabinet Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Sandblaster Cabinet Upgrades

I came across this picture the other day. It doesn't help answer your question but it does look pretty cool.

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by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......

Nice video. I'll check out the other videos on your channel.

You've got higher production values than the average Model T video!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Rod boring lathe

Thank you for posting this. It is very interesting.

Do you have any photos of your centrifugal pour setup?
by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any T’s in South East England?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Any T’s in South East England?

Do you have the Hudson Miniatures 1/16 Model T Torpedo kit? These have quite detailed drawings. They were produced in the 1950s but show up on eBay from time to time.

I’ll see if I can scan the drawings and post them here.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muji steel tool box
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Muji steel tool box

I've been looking for a toolbox to put on the running board of my 26 Tourer for a while but all the ones I have looked at have either been too rusted out or looked too modern. I came across a fairly sturdy toolbox at the Muji shop in Chatswood today. I plan to fix the colour with some black paint. I...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Иван Зенкевич PRO автомобили
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Иван Зенкевич PRO автомобили

I don't think Ivan Zenkevich's videos have been posted on the new forum. They are in Russian but still worth a look. Roadster video: https://youtu.be/ND9X3JJ26-g Ford Model T Snowmobile Video: https://youtu.be/cWYAewFFjLg If you're not comfortable clicking on the links above you can find them by sea...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: One of the perks of researching foreign sites for Ford info. How about this 1913 T?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: One of the perks of researching foreign sites for Ford info. How about this 1913 T?

Here is a clearer copy.

The handwriting reads:

Chassis Ford. Body constructed in Barcelona. Equipped with wire wheels, electric lights, V-radiator, bumper bar.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: One of the perks of researching foreign sites for Ford info. How about this 1913 T?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: One of the perks of researching foreign sites for Ford info. How about this 1913 T?

Two of my favourite cars - Ford and Regal.

From Mundo Grafico 19th February 1913.

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A few more bits and pieces.
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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: One of the perks of researching foreign sites for Ford info. How about this 1913 T?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: One of the perks of researching foreign sites for Ford info. How about this 1913 T?

It looks like that show was in Turó Park. Is there a clearer copy of the first photo? The sign on the car is too small to read. https://orgullosademiciudad.blogspot.com/2013/12/el-turo-park-1912-1915.html automobile-barcelona.jpg El-primer-Salo-de-l-Automobil-es-va-celebrar-l-any-1913-al-Turo-P.jpg
by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Livingood conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Re: Livingood conversion

Yes, I am interested in acquiring the parts to convert one of my cars. At this stage I’m just researching the conversion. I’ve found the stock Model T to be very capable off road but have never driven on the beach. It would definitely be unique car in and around Sydney. Thanks guys for your replies....
by John E. Guitar
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Livingood conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Livingood conversion

I'm wondering if anyone on the forum has a car with a Livingood conversion installed?

How do well these cars drive in the sand?
by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Eaton 2 speed differential
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Eaton 2 speed differential

I was going through some old files and came across an Eaton parts book from 1986. It's interesting how little the design has changed since the Model T Era.
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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT any Model A parts vendors?
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: OT any Model A parts vendors?

I've been using Brattons for the last couple of years.

They've been good so far.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911 Ford Special journey, to France, and back.
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: 1911 Ford Special journey, to France, and back.

Here is the first part of the Omnia article: The first Light Car Cup Despite unfavourable weather, strong wind and wet ground in places, the first Light Car Cup has run in excellent conditions and fortunately did not justify the fears of those who predicted a serious accident. Four competitors cover...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1911 Ford Special journey, to France, and back.
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: 1911 Ford Special journey, to France, and back.

Here is an English perspective on the race at Boulogne Sur Mer.

The Guardian, 26 Jun 1911, Mon, Page 4.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Old Photo-Tank

There are a few detail shots of the Ford here:

http://svsm.org/gallery/Ford3-ton/P1120507

It looks like it was at the Patton Museum but has been moved to the National Armor & Cavalry Museum in Georgia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgqmZFdxaQY
by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 langs catalog
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Re: 2019 langs catalog

I got mine here in Sydney this morning. It looks great.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Old Photo-Tank

Leo, that is a really interesting video. You can see the first tank in the video with the single return roller has the crank handles sticking out the front. I don't imagine those lasted long in the trial. I wonder if the later tanks had electric starters or removable crank handles. Stalling an engin...