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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

WOW! I'm shocked. I too always believed these were solid! I also had a guardian angel watching over me. Driving my T down a hilly country road, I made a left hand turn. Proceeded about 1/2 mile and just after topping a nice hill, I realized I made a wrong turn. Seconds after pulling into a driveway ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another T Lives... Again!
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Another T Lives... Again!

Last night I helped a new T owner start his 1925 Runabout. Probably hasn't run in the last 4 or 5 years. It took some coaxing, but we finally brought her back to life. We ran the battery down till the starter wouldn't turn her over anymore, than began to crank. When she finally took off, it was only...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cancellations
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Cancellations

tom_strickling wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:01 pm
What about the covered bridge Model T tour ???
Tom,

The last I heard, a couple weeks ago, is that it's still a "go".
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

It's amazing how many that read this forum don't understand what they are reading! That's because some people actually come here to LEARN, (versus showing off how much they already know), and not to be chastised or insulted because they haven't spent 50 years in this hobby. Too bad that those with ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: triple gear pins grinding
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: triple gear pins grinding

My question is mostly out of curiosity. There was a discussion of triple gear pins ( on the transmission side) sometimes becoming slightly egg shaped due to the side load, and if I remember correctly, the process of 'concentric grinding' of the pins was mentioned in passing.... And it was a bit dif...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Thank You to the MTFCA Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: 13T - Thank You to the MTFCA Forum

Darin,

Your grandpa is smiling right now... and so am I! I've been following your progress, and adding a tip or two along the way, and waiting for this day. Proud to have you in the Model T hobby!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: low speed drum on trans rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: low speed drum on trans rebuild

Dennis,

Your drum looks just fine. That's not very much wear at all. Not worth removing any material from it.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heads up on the same old scam
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Heads up on the same old scam

Here's another one; Anthony Medley (Medlee) 6738 Shorebrook Road Shelby Township, MI 48316 detroitearlybrasscars@gmail.com 1(313)919-1939 A real POS, owes me for $750.00 plus wasting my time twice. I do not talk trash but truth about dishonest people! Be careful! Hank Hmmm. That's about 15 minutes ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Dan Hatch wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:01 am
Does fan have the old bushing or the new bearing modification?

That's an important question to answer and could change my advice above!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

The whole pulley, along with the bushings pressed into it, are supposed to spin on the shaft.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

While it's ugly, it should not be that hard to repair the leak.

It looks as if the bolt was cracked for a while, then finally "let go".
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Thanks Norm. I do have some Timesaver so that'll come in handy when the time comes. Ross has an excellent reputation for good work. If you keep the oil up and drive reasonably, it should be a long time before you'll need your Timesaver. Since it was rebuilt, (not by Ross), my '26 Fordor engine prob...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Economy Motor Head Company

The ill-fated Lizard head had the spark plug over the piston as well. To the opinion of some, that was not a good idea. The flame path was thereby directed from the center, towards the valve area, so when complete combustion occurred, it was in the secluded valve pocket. At least that was the thinki...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of OCF?
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Instead of OC

I also like to remember the stainless steel coffee urns and the doughnuts on Saturday morning. And also finally being allowed inside the chicken wire. I also remember the first Motor Muster where they staked out the lower field to OCF dimensions. When the gigantic fifties cars showed up we had to d...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of OCF?
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Instead of OCF?

Every year I miss a special dinner on the same weekend of the OCF. I have also used the OCF as a reason to be late for relatives' weddings. This year my wife has made it clear that excuses will not be tolerated and I will be taking her to the dinner. The cancellation of the Old Car Festival is real...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of OCF?
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Instead of OCF?

I'm gonna walk around in a daze, with a blank look on my face, (not too different than any other day), because, my entire life, I have been at OCF on that weekend. I don't know how to do anything else... :(


By the way, tell Chuck Martel that Jerry Van says hello!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

John,

"...the restaurants, hotels..."

Yup. Exactly. Pack food in coolers? Bring a tent?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs

I know of a few folks who use this item. Then you can use easy-to-find 12V LED's... https://www.amazon.com/DIGITEN-Converter-Regulator-Waterproof-Module/dp/B019GY2FLW/ref=sr_1_3?crid=GZ4HS86DVME3&dchild=1&keywords=6v+to+12v+converter&qid=1597420505&sprefix=6v+to+12v%2Caps%2C481&sr=8-3 There are seve...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

David,

The last I heard, about a week ago, the Covered Bridge Tour in IN is still a "GO". I'll PM you an email address.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

Does the hand crank ratchet still engage properly, without wanting to slip off the pin?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: National Road Ohio-A look back
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: National Road Ohio-A look back

Happy to live in these times, when the world is in color. :)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Rear inner brake band help

If Dan Treace shows you how to do something, you know it is correct. Heads on the lining side. Agree 100%!!! Heads on the lining side! The small bit of the curled over tubular end is not enough to properly grab the lining material. You need the wide head, countersunk as shown above, to grab enough ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

ivaldes1 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:52 pm
I've decided to wear it to church.

An excellent idea! :)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

Scott, all looked good but I put in some Ultra Black to make it better. That should help. Scott and Jerry I was advised to try using tapered feeler gauges to see how the fit was. I was able to slide the 0.004 feeler gauge between the 4th main and the tail shaft. I had to work to get the 0.005 feele...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

ivaldes1 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:26 am
It is otherwise good.

No, it really isn't. Keep it as a conversation piece?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1359

Re: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????

My Curved Dash Olds came with a set of new wheels, made by one of the firms mentioned here. Even so, I had a second set made by Stutzman and those will be the ones I use.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

Thanks Allen, Very good advice. Like I said the restoration was done 30 years ago and there were 2 shims. They had worn through is spots and the castle nut was loose after removing the cotter pin. The photo with the green arrows was from an earlier post that I used as an illustration. All 4 wheels ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

I want to be sure of what Mark is saying here. ...and you don't have any axle side play Would that 'play' be a sloppiness along this axis? AxlePlay.jpg Jeff, The axle key, as it's shown in your photo, is upside down. The curved side of the key is meant to fit into the curved bottom of the axle keyw...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle update
Replies: 30
Views: 2831

Re: Rear axle update

I got the broken drill bit out this morning by slowly drill small holes around it. Would JB weld be strong enough to fill the whole and redrill or should I fill it with my wire feed? Here is the thrust washer they tried to braze to the broken drill bit. I would drill out the hole further to make it...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1435

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

I've towed my Fordor Sedan with a visor many thousands of miles. It faces forward. I had the visor break some years back. It broke not so much due to going 70 mph, but more due to the visor's frame being rusted badly. Consider that when you're doing 70, you're most likely not travelling in still air...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Any kind of filler that can withstand 212F and almost zero pressure should work fine. No need for very heat intensive welding/brazing.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a great guy. Steve Stapley
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Lost a great guy. Steve Stapley

This really hurts. Deepest sympathies to Carol Anne and the family :cry:

May he rest in peace.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator

Tom, No offense meant toward you. I was just pointing out that even though Buckeye may not show an alternator for a Model T that looks like a T generator on their website or catalog, Snyders sell Buckeye starter, generators, and alternators and Snyder's does list a T alternator in their catalog tha...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Not saying it's a good idea for your car, but my dad claimed to have had 1/16" taken off the block in his/my '25 Touring. No problems.

For deep pitting at the outer edge of the block, (not next to the bore), you might consider filling with hi-temp JB Weld, or even babbitt.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator

Help me understand here. Their website shows nothing that looks like what we might recognize as an alternator. Do they somehow fit a small alternator inside a Model T generator housing?? If so, they don't seem to say so. An alternator hidden within a T generator housing would be a huge selling poin...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running

Here's my take on checking your spark plugs periodically: Don't do it. Makes me think of constantly checking the inside of the refrigerator to make sure the light went off. If the car runs fine then why do it. Plugs usually look inconsistent anyway. #1 is usually sootier than the rest as it runs a l...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1406

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

You know that if you teach a man to fish then give him a 20 ton arbor press he will spend 2 days smushing random things before getting down to business. Similarly, if you build a man a fire, you'll keep him warm for a day. If you set that man on fire, you'll keep him warm for the rest of his life. ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: Model Ts

D Stroud wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:39 am
Allan, I think the bus driver had to be very careful where the students sat, that thing is way back heavy even when empty, unless the body was built extremely light in the rear. JMHO Dave
"Bus drivers over 300 lbs need only apply for this job"
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator

Help me understand here. Their website shows nothing that looks like what we might recognize as an alternator. Do they somehow fit a small alternator inside a Model T generator housing?? If so, they don't seem to say so. An alternator hidden within a T generator housing would be a huge selling point...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

It’s ok Norm, I didn’t tighten the bolts securing the hogshead to the car as I found the leak. It was the screws securing the Bendix gear cover that fell out that were the source of my leak. What size lock washers would I need for those screws? Would a T parts supplier have them? Those aircraft bol...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Stephen, Here's how you can compare/check spindle arms. First, remove both spindle assemblies**. Then, insert the kingpin in each spindle assembly. On a nice, flat surface, lay the spindle assemblies on their sides, supporting each end of the kingpin with two blocks of equal thickness. This should c...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curve in Rear Belt Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Curve in Rear Belt Rail

No, it shouldn't bow inwards. Some bodies have no bow. My dad always stated that '25 bodies were supposed to bow slightly outward, versus previous years that belong straight. I don't know what his source was for that info however.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Stephen_heatherly wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:20 am
Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
As you do your checking, also look out for a bent spindle arm. Compare right & left arms.
Jerry, do you mean the stub axle where the wheel attaches or the arm the tie rod connects to?

Stephen
I mean the arm that the tie rod connects to.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

Did you do a compression test after your valve job? Are you certain that all of your new valves are seated well? If not, it may explain your "struggles at low RPM".
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1703

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

As you do your checking, also look out for a bent spindle arm. Compare right & left arms.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I don’t see any cracks on the hogshead, just looks like she’s leaking near the bolt by the engine. I’ll see how that fix works. I don't think he means "crack", as in a fracture. I think he's just referring to a gap between the pan and hogshead where the gasket may be bad. However, there is the poss...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: T932 steering bracket, what does it go to?

Yes, it's shorter, and it also brings the steering column shaft closer to the frame than earlier brackets do. This accommodates for the wider bodies used in 26/27. They're not for use on pre-26 cars.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 2609

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

I looked the car over pretty well before it was purchased by Dick Duncan, (who was a true gentleman as Jon Crane attests). It was in the front window of DuMouchelle's Auction House in Downtown Detroit. There were some items not correct for 1921 and some other inconsistencies as well. When Mr. Duncan...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

They are full floating rear hubs which take the load of the vehicle off the axle and allow the axle to just turn the wheel, not support the car and turn the wheel. When installing, you need to trim an inch off that flange which would eliminate your issue. Just a thought that popped in my head. I'll...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’m also missing a bolt under my engine, which specific bolt do I replace it with? Having trouble uploading pictures. :/ I’ll try and get some uploaded soon. You are NOT missing a bolt. I can see the the edge of the bolt head. What you photographed is a bolt hole that goes all the way through the f...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is that popping noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: What is that popping noise?

paddy1998 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Your paper exhaust manifold gasket is leaking. Use the correct "copper ring & gland" style.
Yep.

Pulled them off and there was a big tear on two of the ports. :evil:

Went back to the old ones and all is well.

Thanks!
Great! Happy to help!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is that popping noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: What is that popping noise?

Your paper exhaust manifold gasket is leaking. Use the correct "copper ring & gland" style.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard Shift Into High Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Hard Shift Into High Gear

Don't "pop" it into high. I assume when you say that, you're essentially letting the pedal snap back. That's never good! You don't need to feather it, but let it come back in a moderately rapid, but controlled manner, with your foot regulating the rate at which you engage high. The important thing i...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

The flat tube radiator will certainly be something I’ll be buying once I have her mechanical and electrical issues sorted! I have to install a fuel shut off valve in front of the carb since my fuel shut off under the tank is broken open and flooded the carb since the tank is full (probably going to...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission bands and synthetic oil
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Transmission bands and synthetic oil

I have used regular & synthetic oils in my T's. I find no difference in band grip, one way or the other.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’ve made sure oil is up to the top petcock, it drips out when opened. I just have pure water in the cooling system just covering the radiator coils as of right now but once the weather starts turning I’ll drain some and add antifreeze. I’m still pretty bad at driving the T and stalled it going up ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

When running on the magneto it makes no difference at all how the battery is hooked up, or even if there's no battery at all. (Don't do that though because it will burn up your generator). The mag & the battery are two totally separate power sources. Do NOT, in any way, mingle the two together or it...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2722

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

Lots of thoughts here. I'll add mine. Most of my T's are really happy up to 35 mph. At 37-38 mph the engine goes through a vibration node that it seems to dislike, (and so do I), sneaking past that, up to 40 mph, everything smooths out like silk. The mirrors calm down so you can actually use them! I...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2532

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

There are dozens of scenarios, real & hypothetical, of how seat belts could save you.... or injure you. Bottom line is this, seat belts are NOT stand-alone safety devices. They are one element of a safety system. They, and the cars they are installed in, are designed to work together, as a system. M...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you date a TT?
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: How do you date a TT?

perry kete wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:37 am
How do you date a TT?
I usually buy it flowers and take it to dinner! :lol:

Oh come on now you that was coming!

I'm so proud of you! I wanted to say, "buy it a drink", but lost my nerve. Just like when dating girls.... oh well. :(
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walter Bernard Szumowski 1933-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: Walter Bernard Szumowski 1933-2020

So sorry to read this. What a great guy he was. I don't think I've ever seen him without a smile on his face. Condolences to Dave and the rest of the family. May his soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

the answer to your question is tell them to put the shaft in a swivel vise using v blocks. swivel the vice until the taper indicates straight with the machine ways. use a 1\4 woodruff key cutter and key it .135 deep. philip That's not the right way to pick it up Phillip. If you do that, when you're...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

the answer to your question is tell them to put the shaft in a swivel vise using v blocks. swivel the vice until the taper indicates straight with the machine ways. use a 1\4 woodruff key cutter and key it .135 deep. philip That's not the right way to pick it up Phillip. If you do that, when you're...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1716

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

"I am afraid that this might change the character of the car an devalue it. Would it actually do that?" It certainly would for me. That being said, if I wanted to buy a car that had such a conversion, I would still go ahead and buy it. I would then make it my first order of business to put it back t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bronze Casting Universal Joints
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Bronze Casting Universal Joints

The top & bottom ones in each photo are for NRS Fords.

They look like very nice ones too!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Upholstery Tool Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Upholstery Tool Needed

That tool may do what you want, but really, it's an upholstery material stretcher. Here's one: https://www.amazon.com/US-Art-Supply-Canvas-Gripper/dp/B00PSKMUFA/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=upholstery+pliers&qid=1593903526&sr=8-7 Here's a much nicer one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PSKPDMC/ref=sspa...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

John E. Guitar wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:56 pm
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John E.,

If you'll pardon me for being off-topic, Is your profile photo a picture of Joe Maphis?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

I'm going to join others here and say that's a bad idea. By removing additional steel and reducing the cross sectional area of the axle end, you're greatly reducing it's strength. Having two key ways, 180 degrees apart is also just poor practice anyway. The only thing I would even begin to consider,...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 1545

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

Jeff,

I assume it has the Ford logo cast on it?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 1545

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

Probably made of Bronze (copper and tin) which is much harder and stronger than brass (copper and zinc), although different metals can be used in bronze such as aluminium and manganese and even a bit of zinc too. Brass is used in lamps and fittings in the T and is quite soft and malleable. (Bronze ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Pinion Gear With Bore Taper Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1406

Re: New Pinion Gear with Large bore

Yes, absolutely return it! Probably should have contacted Chaffin's before the forum and they would have put things right already.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: How do you Downshift?

When you begin to bog down in high, just let up on the gas and push the clutch pedal all the way down into low, then accelerate.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Thin bushing removal?

What is and where can I get the proper driver? Ignacio, You can see in your old bushing how the driver jammed itself in for what appears to be about 3/32" at the one end. This is what made the bushing so tight, even after it was split. The driver being rammed into the end of the bushing expanded it...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Thin bushing removal?

As previously stated, the driver you had WAS too small for the job. Had it been correct for removing the bushing, you very likely would have driven it out with a 5 pound sledge in about 6 wacks. The small diameter shoulder of an undersize driver actually peens the bushing into the bore and makes it...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Successful tour in Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Successful tour in Michigan

It was a beautiful tour! Great weather, great roads & great people!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just to be sure
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Just to be sure

Thanks for the info....my thought was... I have a 26 fordor, with a new berg radiator.. the fan has been being a problem, so I thought I'll just take it off which creates another problem, the belt to turn the pump, well I here some say that should go...... I dont know what to think, maybe I'll take...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12 Volt Geared Starter
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: 12 Volt Geared Starter

Looks as though the "Bendix Gear" is engaged in the flywheel all f the time. That raises a concern about longevity. The Bendix gear is actuated by a solenoid, as per a modern starter. The pic shows it at rest with the Bendix retracted. So, if this is retracted, that must mean that the gear engages ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Looks like there is plenty of bushing there. The indent is from your driver tool. I’d say that either you have the wrong driver or it’s poorly made. The outside diameter of the driver you are using is too small. Adam has it! Your driver tool diameter is too small and it's forcing itself into the bu...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

All T's are made that way. Not a problem.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1214

Re: Another mag problem

When you're shifting from low to high, the engine is running the slowest and therefore your magneto output is at its lowest. It's also the time when you need all 4 cylinders participating or you get bucking & jerking. To me, it would appear that your magneto is getting very marginal in its output, h...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

Wow ! Did anyone read my earlier post ? Just skip over the obvious . . . I did, and you are correct - 100%. Why no one else mentions it is beyond me. While it's definitely a factor in this conversation, it's not the only issue. Such as the apparent gap between the wishbone ends and the spring perch...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1981

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

The last new lawnmower I bought, came with an empty gas tank, (as you would expect), and with no oil in the engine. Pretty much the same as a Model T 100 years ago I guess and most likely for all the same reasons.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice or opinion
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Advice or opinion

RajoRacer wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:54 pm
This is a Ford Z tool - it's used to bend the pedals cold and would place your reverse pedal centered between the other two as it should be !
Well, ok, I'll agree with the reverse pedal needing to be contered.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice or opinion
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Advice or opinion

I don't see anything wrong with them the way they are.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 1489

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

Let me be the second here to wish you a happy birthday!!! Happy to read that you're going strong!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The speed reducer
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: The speed reducer

Bud, That's interesting! I once saw a Hupmobile 20 with a T steering gear box fitted into its steering column, under the hood, way down near the pitman arm. For what it's worth, I haven't figured out how to post pics here either. Probably could get it figured out, but don't have the patience... :roll:
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Bendix noise?

Jon, When you say 2 knocks, then an interval, then 2 knocks, etc., it makes me think that you have a couple of bad teeth on your ring gear. If the trouble were in your bendix, it would knock at even intervals, (e.g. * * * * *, versus **....**....**....**). If you remove the bendix and have someone c...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 2756

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Scott, Calling it, reverting to 100 year old technology is one way of putting it but in saying 100 year old technology that still works today is another. How may of us have pulled down modern engines that are running on the bronze/brass/ copper alloy of a slipper shall and the crank is still in spe...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

Plus the wishbone looks to be installed upside down. If it is ,flipping it would change the gap on the drag link and set the proper caster on the spindles. It appears the spindles are straight up and down or slightly leaning forward on top. Just something to think about. I believe you're correct De...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1981

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

Bud,

Not sure who supplied what or when, but the bill-of-sale for my Grandfather's '26 Fordor had a separate charge on it for "Gas & Oil". So, I don't know who supplied it, but I know who paid for it. :)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trent Boggess Early Ford Database presentation
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Trent Boggess Early Ford Database presentation

Great presentation. Thank you Trent. And Thank you Rob for making it happen. We had a mini tornado here last Wednesday and I had no power to attend the meeting. Now I am caught up and look forward to the next one. I could've driven to Jerry Van's but I wasn't invited. We have standards to uphold. B...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

I was thinking I should replace the ball cap(4th main) to try to reduce leaking down the drive shaft. It appears that you can get 4 different sizes of ball caps. However, the part of the cap that is babbitted is about 2 1/2 inches inside the hogshead. How do you measure that far inside? Do they mak...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

In your second photo, when I enlarge it, I believe I'm seeing a gap between the shoulder of your wishbone and the spring perch. There should be no such gap. Makes it look as if your wishbone is not fully seated against the back of the spring perch. It's very important that it is.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 1964

Re: 13T - Starting trouble

Thomas you will be very impressed when you DO experience a kick back. What you're advising is quite risky, assuming you're starting on battery. Agree 100%! Thomas, Your car may be timed a bit too retarded with the spark all the way up, so for YOU a few notches down is great, I suppose. However, you...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: wobbly rear wheel

I did not remove the wheel from the car, I removed the tire, replaced the tube and tire with the wheel on the car. I probably got too aggressive when remounting the tire and moved the rim to the inside of the felloes? I would love to be able to remove the tire and realign the rim with the rest of t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

I don't think you have to worry about whether or not the ends are the later style or the early tapered & rounded end style. Being the top leaf, the ends should only be just barely visible, (if visible at all), when installed in the car. If it's an issue for you, just grind in the taper and round off...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

Re: Seized Head Bolt

jiminbartow wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:01 pm
... you can get a good grip with a Stinson (pipe) wrench.
If you'll forgive me please; Stillson.