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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: refurbish new day timer
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: refurbish new day timer

The silver colored one with the funny angle is junk. The brush caught on a step in the timer cap and got bent. You could just straighten it, but the brush itself is worn too far anyway, evidenced by the funky angle worn into it. Once that's trued up it'll be too short. Plus, at was a cheaply made re...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: 1917 Top question

Hi Tim! That metal trim strip can be a bear to find! If I'm not mistaken, (and sometimes I am!), the Touring body version and the Roadster body version may be different. Doesn't seem as if they should be, but to be certain, if you find one, have dimensions ready to confirm it will fit. Your '21 Road...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:37 am
Best I can tell, the cam gear is fiber so I think the problem lurks in the transmission area.

What?!?!?!
I think he means that he's ruled out timing gear noise based on the fact that it's fiber, and has moved on to suspecting the transmission.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Do a little more sleuthing before you do anything major, like haul the engine out. Try removing the pan & transmission inspection covers and the spark plugs. Then have someone crank the engine over by hand while you look inside of the pan and the transmission. Look & listen for anything odd. Look fo...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a TT windshield?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Is this a TT windshield?

The tinted visor is very cool. Just know that it won't have laminated safety glass in it, and while trailering at highway speeds, there may be a real risk of it shattering. If you use it, you should really consider replacing the glass.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917 Model T Ford Race Car Speedster Body
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: 1917 Model T Ford Race Car Speedster Body

Tim Moore wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:27 pm
34 posts and all of them are eBay listings not for sale here. I would think the classified section is for what is available to purchase within the MTFCA.
The phonograph forum I participate in has a "Craigslist & eBay Finds" section just for this. Works great.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hand brake lever hitting oil pan
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: hand brake lever hitting oil pan

Mark Gregush wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:34 pm
mounting brackets are the same T or TT.
Well, it was a good idea, while it lasted. Thanks Mark... :(
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hand brake lever hitting oil pan
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: hand brake lever hitting oil pan

Are the cross shaft mounts for a TT any different than for a T? Shorter maybe? I know the TT cross shaft itself is different, but the mounts too maybe???
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Saint Paul [/size] Nobody's perfect. ~ Joe E. Brown in Some Like It Hot [/size] The best of people have their flaws, and the worst of people have their virtues. George Washington is widely admired for his honesty and selfless service. But he...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

The absolute worse place to get history is from Wikipedia . . . Worse than online fora ?!? :shock: :shock: :lol: This is the stuff I like the forum for: self-aware humor and general kindliness. You guys get to the bottom of history while still taking it easy on one another, most of the time. As far...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Something I'll consider for my '21 Runabout.

As an aside, I had Guinn make a special band for my Model N low speed drum. Works perfectly!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Can they be installed through the hogshead opening, or must the hogshead be removed? (I'm talking a later T.)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

No small task to make that in the days before fiberglass!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

Were all our faults to be laid bare for the ages, many of us would fair no better in hindsight. He was who he was... a product his times, judged in our times, as if modern society is the pillar of propriety, justice and moral excellence. Not interested in revisionist whining.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New leather spring pads, oil or dry?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: New leather spring pads, oil or dry?

I would oil them. If they go in dry, they most likely will eventually soak up water, cause rust, etc. If they're oiled, it will repel water and prevent rust. That's my theory anyway...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Coil ring sealant

I use to rebuild my own, then had Wally do them for me, Now since Wally Retired I have Bill Lucius of New Riegel Ohio do them for me, he supplies the big vendors with them and they are to deep in the engine to mess them up and to have to do them again. 419-595 2310 is his number. Hope this helps! M...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Jerry, “ In other words, it's a trim piece and nothing "structural".” Obviously it’s not structural. Also, it’s not sealing or containing liquid. I think it’s a faceplate/flange for either the exhaust pipe, which must exit the “dashtank””,” or part of the top of the dashtank. What I know is this is...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Rob, "I’m still suspicious as to why this opening used wood screws, and only 4 at that, to attach it to whatever material the structure was made of." Because 4 wood screws would be all that's needed to mount a simple bezel plate, which is what this appears to be. In other words, it's a trim piece an...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Well, if I read your post correctly, you have .0005 (half a thousands) out of round on your pins. For a loose-fitting bronze bushing, that's not a lot, but it is some. IF the pins are nice and smoooth, I wouldn't worry about a bronze bushing with enough oil clearance on those pins. One could even "...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

If you have a rim with sharp edges that you absolutely must save, one approach would be to obtain a pair of "rim savers", they are made in Australia. I got mine through the kind efforts of Andrew Brand, I don't know if he is still able to obtain them and ship them to the US. http://www.mtfca.com/di...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Seems to suggest there is a nozzle that extends through the dash. My assumption is that the nozzle curves or angles upwards and that the oblong hole is to accommodate for that curvature or angle. The wood screw reference would suggest that this piece mounts to the wooden dash. If no such piece seems...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

David S., for Pete's sake, you are WAY overthinking this. Just close the damn valve and have at it. Just stop and think, if there is that much danger of the tank exploding, why would they be used for Acetylene lights and Oxy-Acet torches, there is WAY more heat involved with them than with sandblas...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When you get down.
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: When you get down.

Thanks all. I needed that.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Inner Axle bearings

I don't do mine, however, I don't think it would hurt anything. The gear oil will soon dilute the grease anyway, and since those bearings do not support the weight of the rear of the car but only a bit of weight from the differential, most of the wear is from rotation of the axle. I don't think it ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Inner Axle bearings

I certainly do.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mid Atlantic Pre War Swap Meet
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Mid Atlantic Pre War Swap Meet

God bless you & yours as well Dennis.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pin u-joint
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Pin u-joint

Haroldc30 wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Hello everybody. When using adjustable pinion bearing is it necessary to pin the u-joint.Thanks in advance Harold

Yes.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: RIP

Always enjoyed seeing Ed. May his soul rest in peace.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal notches
Replies: 28
Views: 1950

Re: Pedal notches

Don't have the time read everything that's been written above, so if it's already been mentioned, than please excuse me. Both the notch/cam AND the pedal need to be replaced/repaired in order to make things work right. One is no good without the other. As suggested above, using a new notch/cam as a ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

Measuring how much end play you have is how you begin to determine if something needs to be done about it. I guess I wouldn't want to see more than maybe .015"/.020", but then I don't run a magneto, so it's not as critical. Other opinions may/will vary. Some engines will run well with lots more end ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

Allan wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:52 pm
... there is no water jacket under the seats.

Allan from down under.

Yes, there is.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: reverse eyes on rear spring?

Mack, I tried modifying my speedster rear spring and nearly got into a nasty accident as a result. As others have learned as well, removing spring leaves, or swapping them around as you have done, is not a wise move. If you want reversed eyes on the rear, that should cause no trouble, (it also won't...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Sure I'll buy another crank as long as you want to sponsor me, not going to happen with my budget. When I picked it up the tech put it back in the mag machine and showed me the linear surface cracks, he said he found no radial cracks of any kind. I surmise they've been there for 107 years so why ch...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NAME THAT CAR
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: NAME THAT CAR

What it is, I do not know. What it is not, is a Ford.

(Don't let the Model T steering wheel fool you.)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Is it just me, or does the second crank journal photo seem to show a crack running diagonally across the journal surface?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2401

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Something else to consider. A worn pedal cam will force you to adjust your Kevlar lining too tight. With the reduced actuation from the worn cam, leaving the proper lining clearance will not allow the band to grab when the pedal is depressed, conversely, a good band engagement will only be had at th...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: Radiator prices

DHort wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:14 pm
If you are concerned about $50 on an $850 radiator, you have a problem.
And that's why I hardly come here anymore...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 36
Views: 2491

Re: model B Ford update

KimDobbins wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Thanks Jerry, I made most of the missing parts off those drawings. There is still a fair amount of work to do on the carb.
Kris would be pleased! What a guy he was...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 3211

Re: Is my model T seized up?

This is such a wonderful thread! Congratulations Carson! Very happy for you!

There's not a lot on the internet that makes me happy anymore, but this thread most definitely does!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 36
Views: 2491

Re: model B Ford update

Stan, Wayland owns this car. He hasn't done much transmission work so he doesn't know the answer to the clearance issue. The B used 3 different carbs. Schebler, Holley and Kingston. I found a letter in the archives dated 1904 stating that all 3 carbs had been tested. The Holley was the best perform...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Ten Commandments for antique cars

Here's one of my personal favorites, "Do not bring a calculator anywhere near your stack of restoration receipts."
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need input for new Part
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Need input for new Part

I have never considered that the gap in question was ever a problem. How does it hurt anything?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outboard noise Right Rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: Outboard noise Right Rear axle

The axle you have there is from a TT, or "Ton Truck". It takes a larger Hyatt than a Model T rear end I believe.

Since it's a low speed affair, try researching Berliss bearings. http://www.berliss.com/
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Drill rod, as previously mentioned, should be ok. I would also think of Thomson Shafting. It has a very hard outer shell, (Rc 60/65 case), for wear resistance, and a softer interior hardness, for excellent toughness. Don't know what machining you'll need to do however, so the very hard case might be...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

The problem with altering sleeve thickness, axle diameter & adding shim to compensate for worn Hyatt bearings, is that Hyatt rollers do NOT wear evenly, without taper. When using a tapered roller, because of the differing circumference of each end, one end will tend to "skid" on the axle & sleeve an...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

The new sleeves can be a tad thick. I haven't used any new ones myself, but have heard of tight assemblies several times w/new sleeves. Just wondering out loud if the new sleeves might not be perfectly round after assembly. Either way, I believe a small amount of use will get things settled in in sh...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 3057

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3874

Re: Running poorly.

Don't worry a whole lot about running rich until you solve the misfire problem, (although the solution for both may be one in the same). A misfiring ignition, (versus carburetor or fuel issues), will in itself cause the engine to run rich. If a plug is not firing every time, as it should, fuel will ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 3874

Re: Running poorly.

While the commutator might be clean, might it also be worn out? What style do you use?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine

The water cooled exhaust manifold indicates that it' s boat motor. Possibly a sailboat motor?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 2180

Re: My "New" Lathe!

That quick change tool holder is about 1 size too large for that lathe. Not that it can't work, it will just be more cumbersome than it has to be. And, due to its large size compared to the compound it mounts on, it will add to the overhang that Tim refers to. Aside from any danger of breaking anyth...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

Mark Gregush wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Stan I was thinking along the lines of worn case too. Jerry it would move the ring gear the wrong way.
Mark,

Yes, it definitely would. As I mentioned, it would be the wrong thing to do. That said, I like the other suggestions here better!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

The thickness is somewhat close to that of a typical bronze thrust washer. Could this be to take up the gap of a missing thrust washer? Obviously, it would be the wrong thing to do, but an unknowing past tinkerer may have seen it as a solution to an odd gap that he couldn't explain, seeing as how a ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2014

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Kohnke Rebabbitting wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:49 pm
One more thing, you do NOT need 3 Wrenches, on lifters, with a lock nut.

Hertm.
Correct. And, you do NOT need to cut down your tappet guides in the engine block in order to adjust your tappets.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2014

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Roar_Sand wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Could it be "Root interference lock thread", as used on the Mopar "leaning tower of power"?
Roar,

Yes, that's what it is. Trade name is Spiralock. There's probably others too. https://www.stanleyengineeredfastening. ... /spiralock
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat

So, who started the whole "Drive around and Eat Stuff" thing anyway? Well, it was inspired by a 3 Stooges episode, "False Alarms". Curly's would-be girlfriend states, "Let's go places and eat things". At 11:43 https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=3+stooges+false+alarms+&&view=detail&mid=7D6FC3F70E9D...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Don't get me started/starter woes

Keith,

Thanks for the update! It helps us all when we read, "the rest of the story". Glad that you're on the right track.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this work on my acetylene tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Will this work on my acetylene tank?

Something like this may work for you: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Victor-Acetylene-Regulator-VGS360/392502094491?hash=item5b62f2aa9b:g:lVkAAOSwyXNZ7SXV This is pretty close to what I use. This one is a little big/bulky though: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ESAB-Purox-R-27-15-025-Acetylene-Regulator/39250209...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this work on my acetylene tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Will this work on my acetylene tank?

That won't do what you want Marty. The pressure to your lights should be nearly zero, but not quite. This gauge's needle will not even move off the peg at those low pressures. You don't need a gauge, what you need is a regulator. There were regulators made in the Model T era, and those that you can ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator issue
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Generator issue

Check the cutout?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Don't get me started/starter woes

".... it sure did kick back multiple times ...." Aside from any starter troubles, fix this first! Even if your stater engaged perfectly, it'll be ruined again when the engine kicks back on it. Ignoring the bendix itself, how easily does the starter motor shaft turn by hand? An engine kicking back ag...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2014

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

Dennis, "What keeps 2 wrench valve lifters from backing off?" To answer your question: Not much. Have had a few friends with those, and the adjustments backed off. Yes, there is a locking method, but in what I've seen, it's not as guaranteed as the lock nut. I've never seen one of the screws as pict...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridge Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 3000

Re: Covered Bridge Tour

Was an awesome tour, as always! A pleasure to meet you George. Sure hope you can join us again sometime. Also had fun talking with several other forum members. The bridges, scenery & people and second to none!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio Jamboree
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Ohio Jamboree

Thanks so much to all who worked hard to make sure there would be an Ohio Jamboree this year! My cousin and I had a great time, as always! A great bunch of people and a great tour.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1610

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

20w-50, in a well broken-in engine.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio Model T Jamboree?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Ohio Model T Jamboree?

Yes there is Paul! BJ Miller and a few other folks picked it at the last moment. I believe it's in Heath, OH. I guess I better make sure for certain, since I plan to be there!

Get a hold of BJ and see if there's still a way you can join in!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please

I've always attributed that misalignment to the body being spread open a bit. Meaning, the dimension from right side to left side arm rest has spread open, or that the right side body panel leans out at the top a bit too much. Given that, I think that it's not so much a door problem as it is a body ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is this steering gear case?
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: what is this steering gear case?

It's a one-way clutch. Prevents the wheel from jerking out of your hands on rough roads. In other words, you can steer the wheels, but the wheels cannot steer you. Sounds good on the face of it, but it also means that after a turn, YOU must return the wheels to a straight ahead position, instead of ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1356

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

I learned a long time ago if water flows through the radiator, in a car, too fast it doesn’t have enough time to cool down. I don’t know that this would play a role in a Ts cooling system but in a pressurized system with a pump it sure does. I wonder if it’s possible in a T ? Then wouldn't it also ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking for rod bend on a lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Checking for rod bend on a lathe

... but, you still need to check for twist.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 2405

Re: Today made it all worth it

Congratulations Tim! See you in the Soo too!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: What’s this?

It's an aftermarket carburetor for a Model T.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Oil change ?

Lots of well meaning overthinking here. First, by your description of the oil, "brown color," it's not even dirty yet, which makes sense at 300 miles. It's dirty when it's black. Second, you don't need to do anything other than just remove the drain plug, let it drain and drip for a while, replace t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More exhaust manifold joy
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: More exhaust manifold joy

Paper gaskets allow straight manifolds to warp, as there are no gland rings to restrain the movement of the manifold when it's hot.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Oil change ?

D.Yoder wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 pm
I change oil each spring. Just keep adding through the year :) :)
Me too. Except I don't drive anywhere NEAR the miles Dean does!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: APCO Cap....Springs Needed or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: APCO Cap....Springs Needed or Not?

I can certainly understand leaving the springs off, but do NOT skip the step of wiring the bolts in place. To do so, you'll need bolts with wire holes drilled through the heads. Do NOT substitute split lock washers in place of the wire.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 2154

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

My dad used the same drums/shoes/wheel cylinders on my Fordor. Except, he made new backing plates, heavy enough for the job. He also used the GM parking brake parts, actuated by the T parking brake.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI 2019 Red Dirt Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: MTFCI 2019 Red Dirt Tour

My wife & I were on the tour. The folks on PEI did an awesome job! We had a wonderful time. Best seafood anywhere! (Where can I get a lobster roll in Michigan!?!?!?) Nicest people you'll ever want to find. Really, we hated to leave.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 3635

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

Are you using the correct water outlet? There's a high head and a low head style.

Yes, pictures would help...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Had lunch there about 20 years ago. Cool place!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

It seems that before the #1 rod went bad, you had no idea that your timing gear backlash was excessive or a problem. That being the case, I would install a new timing gear, a rebabitted #1 rod, and go for a ride with no more thoughts of timing gear spacing or backlash. Generally speaking, unless you...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds of getting stolen
Replies: 23
Views: 2076

Re: Odds of getting stolen

Been parking overnight at motels for 32 years with the T. So far, zero issues. I used to never bother even taking the key out, but I heard of somebody having the key stolen. That would be inconvenient... so I take the key out now.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019

Always a true gentleman. It was a pleasure to know him. May your soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon you.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 2211

Re: Chattering Brakes

I add a 1/2 quart of automatic trans fluid to my oil. No chatter.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cam bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: cam bearings

If the usual T suppliers don't have the red rubber hose for your lights, then try Restoration Supply Co. They have 2 grades I believe. One is just like the original stuff, (supposedly), and the other is also pretty nice.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo head and parts
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Rajo head and parts

This looks like an incredible deal! How has this not sold yet???
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: APCO Tie Rod end lube
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: APCO Tie Rod end lube

Be sure the zerk doesn't extend too far into the housing such that it interferes with the spring. Other than that, looks like a good enough idea.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 1815

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

Thanks Dan, I thought about that, and a friend in our Model T club (KCChuggers) reminded me that even in an axle break, if you had disc brakes, the calipers would prevent the wheel from coming off. I resisted the thought of disc brakes... but then, Frank drove home the wisdom, "safety trumps authen...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2712

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Ok - next issue. It looks like the thrust washers for the rear end are supposed to have shallow pins to keep the steels in place. There seems to be only 1 pin still intact in the entire assembly! All others are worn flush. Anyone else had this problem, and is there an easy way to deal with it? Scot...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quick change bands, slots vs pins
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Quick change bands, slots vs pins

I've used both styles with no preference one way or the other. Most important, is to be sure they're in good condition, with NO cracks around the bases of the pins/tabs.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue May 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: which Oil

I know this subject has came up quite a few times but, the ol gray cells don't work as good as they used to. I'm getting close to getting my 26 coupe running after 50 years. A neighbor said I should use oil that has zinc in it, which I suspect that most oils used today don't have. He suggested goin...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue May 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Band Max Adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Low Band Max Adjustment

It's time to reline...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Band Max Adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Low Band Max Adjustment

Sounds like you're dangerously near the end on your low band adjustment. Take the trans cover off and have a look at the band ends. Is there any lining left there? The area that wears the greatest is the band ends, so if it's gone, or very thin, it's time to replace.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed May 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Driving Wheel Question

I have always understood how a differential works and that the wheel with the least traction will spin, but that is not my question. Given the SAME traction at both wheels, will one ( the “driving wheel”) exert more force than the other in propelling the vehicle? If this is truly a “wives tale”, I ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Some folks thread a pipe tap into the old babbitt bushing, then install a pipe plug. A long steel rod is then used to drive out the bushing. Just be SURE, that the long rod is of adequately small diameter to pass by the internal heads of the rivets that attach the ball end to the torque tube. Some h...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1579

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

If they are made correctly, (big assumption I guess), the new bolts should already have those grooves. Original bolts had them from new.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Flushing radiator

Not necessarily trying to dissuade you from flushing your radiator as it's not a bad thing to do, however, I'm wondering if you're wanting to do this to solve some issue, or just because it seems like you should? Myself, if it's all currently working well, I would tend to leave it alone. Once flushe...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun May 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

To answer your question, yes, .017 clearance in your drive shaft bushing is way too much. You need a new bushing. Also, inspect your drive shaft in the area the runs in that bushing. If it too is worn, more than a thousandth or two, a new bushing will not be the total answer, since a new bushing may...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue May 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 top bow mystery marking
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: 1915 top bow mystery marking

If by "unwrapping an Egyptian mummy" you mean that the covered was wound around the bow in a spiraling manner, then it was not original covering and perhaps then, not an original bow.