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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission and hogshead help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Transmission and hogshead help needed

This how my dad fixed the side play issue some 40 years ago. Maybe one day, I'll fix right.... probably not.
It's a split collar.
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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 39
Views: 1261

Re: Help I D car.

Looks like it for sure, but.... where did those extra pictures of the mystery chassis come from???? :o
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 39
Views: 1261

Re: Help I D car.

Pretty clear the Premier used the same engine, but I don't believe our mystery car is a Premier. The front fenders look totally different and the gas tank filler looks different as well, both in location & style.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F.S. 1912 Ford model T Towncar.
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: F.S. 1912 Ford model T Towncar.

Sarikatime wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:32 am
There are more pictures down the page in a different posting. I didn’t know how to post all the pictures together. Frank
The different posting with more pictures: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19199
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2313

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Suggest we all save our "breath". The OP hasn't even tried since starting this thread.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electroless Nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Electroless Nickel

Thanks, Jerry... I have an early 20's Harley and I was (seriously) tempted to get the jugs electroplated, but knowing this, I think I'll get an electroless set up. Question - how do I keep the nickel from the inside of the jugs doing this? You would have to mask off the cylinders. Close up and seal...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electroless Nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Electroless Nickel

Electroless nickel is best for parts with a complicated geometry. Electroplating is bad for reaching into hard-to-reach places. The prime example is nickel plating the cooling fins on an old motorcycle cylinder. With electroplating, it's nearly impossible to get nickel deep into the spaces between t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Spinning the drums might be a solution... but if you are only making a handful, may not be worth the cost of tooling. The drums and rear wheel hubs would be easy enough to carve from solid with the right equipment I had Precision Metal Spinning make 2 new brake drums for my 1912 Overland. They were...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing?
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Flushing?

Flush? No, never.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Model T Ford scale model running
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: 1925 Model T Ford scale model running

He says in the comments for the video; " Hola la maqueta tiene un motor a pilas que simula el sonido del motor ." This would translate to; " Hello, the model has a battery-powered motor that simulates the sound of the motor ." A great and very detailed model, but not a gas engine. Wow. Thanks! He h...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

Tbird wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:21 am
Jerry,
I thought the timers for 12-14(?) were aluminum.
Yup, it looks as if I'm mistaken. :oops: I thought the only original aluminum ones had the integral oil filler neck.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

The rims have a piece of square stock with a hole for the rim bolt in six locations and that is why the wheels are notched out. Unfortunately if they get loose the rim rocks and wears out the hole or breaks off the square stock from the rim. On my rears the "fix" was to weld the rim to the wheel. T...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Model T Ford scale model running
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: 1925 Model T Ford scale model running

I've seen this scale model Duesenberg in person & running. If this guy can make a running Duesy on this scale, then a Model T should be a cinch. Every last detail of this Duesenberg is complete & accurate, right down to working hydraulic shock absorbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6TetkMpFIc
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

I believe the original version of your timer was cast iron. Your oiler is missing the little knurled cap, which you already know. The underside of the cap should have a little wire loop, or maybe a cross pin as you see in the lower part of the oiler. A small spring hooks on the cross pin in the lowe...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Gasoline Oder

Mark Gregush wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:38 pm
Are you guys forgetting the open to the world vented gas cap? Even if you do get any drips taken care off, that cap is still venting to outside.
I don't believe the vent hole would "breathe" enough to emit fumes that the OP can smell even in his house.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Gasoline Oder

Are you guys forgetting the open to the world vented gas cap? Even if you do get any drips taken care off, that cap is still venting to outside. Didn't forget it, just focused on gas getting on the carpet. I believe the carpet he refers to in the house is suspected to have absorbed the fumes/odor t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contamination in gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Contamination in gas tank

We found the problem. My customer wrote: I dropped the tank off at Kirks Radiator to have it boiled out. Kirk the owner looked down in side and the samples and said that substance is Polishing Compound. That makes sense to me. The tank was polished at the manufacturer and they probably didn’t have ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Gasoline Odor

There should be no odor. Chase it down and make it stop. The odor in your townhouse is not the real issue. It's the danger of fire that you want to address. A fuel shutoff at the carburetor is always a good idea.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke crack too cracked?
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Spoke crack too cracked?

Here is 11, sanded and stained, ready to clear coat. The twelfth is in the mail. Looking great Ignacio! You probably already know this, but when you press in the hubs, be sure to align the 6 bolt holes in the hubs with the seams between the spokes. In other words, when you drill the bolt holes, hal...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where it all started
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Where it all started

"C'mon boys, take me someplace nice"

:)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: stupid men

I would not sell anything on ebay for less then $10 plus shipping. It simply isn't worth the effort to package and ship something for less then that. I would not make a special trip to the PO for a $10 item; the buyer likely would have to wait for a couple of days until I was going someplace near t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SAFETY WARNING for McLaren Manufacture 30 X 3 ½ Model T Rims
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: SAFETY WARNING for McLaren Manufacture 30 X 3 ½ Model T Rims

I will remove the tires and tubes from all the rims to run that bead of weld mentioned. Jerry, You posted, “the lugs would have still retained the rim and it would not have let it come off.” Just to be clear, in my situation I did not take a photo of the wheel prior to removal. I also did not indic...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Thank you once again for doing that for me, Dan. Much appreciated! If your memory is like mine, you won't remember the points as being the same as the ones in the OP's photo, but they are. Those same points were used on the one cylinder Brush coils and the '09 Hudson (or maybe it was the '09 Cadill...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke crack too cracked?
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Spoke crack too cracked?

That spoke would most likely never give you any trouble. That being said, it looks terrible and I wouldn't want it in my car. Yes, get it replaced. While you should ask about what species of wood is being supplied to you, I can't see anything in your photos that tells me your spoke isn't hickory. It...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?

Thank you John, I thought it was cast because it is 1914 rear axle. Kind regards, It IS cast. It's cast steel, (or maybe malleable iron), but not cast iron. It should bend okay. I like Charlie B's heavy plate of steel and large c-clamp method. That way you're not pulling on the whole flange, axle t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SAFETY WARNING for McLaren Manufacture 30 X 3 ½ Model T Rims
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: SAFETY WARNING for McLaren Manufacture 30 X 3 ½ Model T Rims

While that's clearly an issue, the lugs would have still retained the rim and it would not have let it come off. Demountable rims on other antique cars used lugs that were not attached directly to he rim, which is essentially what your rim became. What could have happened, is that the rim could have...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R coils.
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: 1907 Model R coils.

I set mine to 1.3A, as I would a Model T coil. No need that I can see to use any other setting.

As for the points, I removed the actual contact points from Model T coils and installed them into the Heinz point assemblies. They all work great!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: stupid men

I wish you guys would listen to yourselves. As a new person to the hobby, I have paid too much for some things because I didn't know better. And that's all. If a seller gets a high price for something you have plenty of, and the buyer is happy, it's all good. Chill out. Bill Exactly Bill. I've know...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1604

Re: Un-Distributor FS

TYM451 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:38 am
i've install the e-timer. but cannot fully advance it because it comes up against the fan belt. What might be the cause?
Typically, it would be that your fan belt is too long.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Subaru starter project for non starter T
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Subaru starter project for non starter T

Kind of reminiscent of the Delco starter-generator used on teens & 20's Buicks, at least in purpose. Dodges too I guess. Very clever!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

Allan wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:47 pm
Are you sure that is a crack and not just some mark in the casting? It doesn't look like it goes anywhere. Perhaps it needs a real check.

Allan from down under.
I agree. It would be in a very odd area. I don't believe it's your typical Model T engine block crack.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

A Model T I'd like to buy is worth way too much. :shock:
My Model T's are worth way too little. :(

:D
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: To young or not?

Pat Branigan Wisc wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:50 pm
I'll try to show him how to polish the brass first maybe. He enjoys hearing the horns honk on the cars. When people ask me if it's a model T I do tell them yes it is. Oldsmobile also made a model N and a Curved Dash in 1904 beat Henry on that too.
CDO Model R?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three shifts?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Three shifts?

ModelT46 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:35 pm
I was under the impression that the Highland plant in the 1920s was used only for parts manufacturing and parts assembly.
They did manufacturing and final assembly.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: To young or not?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:37 pm
This is my 1904 Model T.

??? :D


Whatever the old car, it's great to get the kiddos involved early and often.



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Steve,

It's a 1904 Oldsmobile Model T. They beat Ford to the name! Sounds like a lawsuit :roll:
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Containment
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Oil Containment

Are your oil return holes in the tappet area plugged up?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.

I would probably go with 600V instead of 400V. Maybe a bit more robust.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Millers falls sharpening stone
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Millers falls sharpening stone

Herb Iffrig wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:45 pm
Thanks Brent and Jerry. I guess I will look for a scroll saw to get an idea of what is missing on mine.
Millers Falls made a few different sizes. I believe the "New Rogers" is one of the larger ones and most likely the closest relative to your grinder.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 windshield on a 23 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: 22 windshield on a 23 T?

I have one question--if these cars are pieces of history, why cut one in half to make a pickup truck? You can always sell a touring car & find a pickup. Hi Charles. That kind of thing was mostly done long ago, before these were pieces of history, and while they were just "old cars". Was a popular m...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Where is all this oil that clings to the surfaces of unpainted blocks and pans? Just how much oil is held "captive" by these surfaces? I just don't see the purpose of it, EXCEPT that it gives some folks satisfaction. If that's the lone benefit, then that's good enough. As to acting as a heat insulat...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.

And... as to "orange drops" this was taken from an AACA forum posting, "You should be able to substitute a modern .22uF, 600V or higher voltage rating film or poly capacitor (orange drop). They are non-polarized. I have used this method to re-stuff an original condenser when appearance/originality i...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.

Check this out. Especially the second to last paragraph... https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/ignition/ig129.htm Here's some more chatter... https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/ignition-condenser-value-question.143172/ But wait, there's more!!! https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum/your-studebake...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.

OK. I'm going to ask: Why wouldn't a capacitor be correct for a distributor? Not needling/poking at you. Curious. Duey, I'll admit that my reasoning is pretty weak. It's because I've never seen it done. The thought being, that if that were the best way to do it, you'd see it done often. Certainly n...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Boat Tailed Speedster
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Wanted: Boat Tailed Speedster

You also see boat tails made from a paired up set of 1940's rear fenders, (make & model of your choosing).
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: 1907 Model R

From this picture, it looks like a bent rear radius rod. Jerry would remember , I’m fuzzy. I think bent radius means early N production, or do I have it backwards? Wit( that low serial number, I still think it very well could be a N. If the manifolds are taken off and no counter bores in the head, ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: 1907 Model R

So, Jerry V O, your memory cannot be too "faulty", you are almost right-on the numbers! I got out my copy of Pate's book, and in chapter 04, page 3, the chart he shows gives approximately 7,000 model Ns from 1906 through 1908, approximately 2,550 model Rs from 1907 through 1908, and a total of appr...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Millers falls sharpening stone
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Millers falls sharpening stone

Herb,

The legs follow the same basic shape and style as the Millers Falls scroll saws. My guess would be that it uses the same treadle arrangement as the scroll saws.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.

You know they aren't. Shoot. You got me there... They really are the same... :lol: You know full-well what I was getting at. :lol: I'm looking for values for an orange drop capacitor to be used in a four cylinder distributer like a Bosch that might be on a T. :) Thank you at least for responding. :...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: 1907 Model R

And just to add some clarification and confusion to the discussion. I noticed a question about the serial numbers versus the models. The N the R and the S all started at serial number one. So serial numbers below some count will be duplicated on all three models. Above that number, and below the se...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: 1907 Model R

Dropacent wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:29 pm
Thanks again for this post, Danny. This is Jerry driving his beater at the old car festival 3E5F651C-4182-4C1A-904F-0D9D0092BA5C.jpeg
Wow Tim! Where did you dig that one up?!?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Capacitors to replace condensors: T's and other things.

Condensers and capacitors are the same thing, aren't they???
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: COVID

Is there any news on Ron? Such a great family. So sorry to see this... Prayers!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 85
Views: 3545

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Update - Santa was very good to me in 2020, I managed to find a correct set of E&J side lamps, E&J tail lamp and reproduction Neverout license bracket, E&J acetylene generator, and Splitdorf transformer box for the Flanders 20. The red button on the coil box switch makes and breaks the primary curr...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 t
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: 1915 t

Brian D wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:10 pm
Area code 909. California
Thank you detective! ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: 1907 Model R

I’d agree with what you say , Jerry, except bodies are easily changed. I saw my first N as a teenager, and many decades later, a mutual friend of ours owns it now. He has put it back into the R that it really was. With that very early serial number, I’d want to see the head ports, and the rear radi...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1936

Re: 1907 Model R

It's a Model R. The turtle deck has been modified. You can see where the old trunk was cut off and the new, squared off trunk begins. Notice the patches inside that trunk that joins the old and new sections together. The exhaust pressure oiler is not correct for an R or an S. The exhaust manifold do...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 t
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Re: 1915 t

Ontario Canada, or Ontario California?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please identify the passenger, lady and the baby!
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Please identify the passenger, lady and the baby!

As cited in the book, (but obviously not 1910)....
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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tribute to Mother
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: Tribute to Mother

My heart goes out to you. Before my dad passed, he told me, "I'll never be far from you." That has been a great comfort to me. I suspect the same will be true in your case, and that mom will never be far from you.

:cry:
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please identify the passenger, lady and the baby!
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Please identify the passenger, lady and the baby!

AND... The baby's name is Carol.


From the best Ford historian I know, Mike Skinner;

"Jerry – I knew the older gentleman was THE Henry Ford’s uncle, Henry Ford. But I had to look up the other names: Nancy Nutt and her daughter, Carol Nutt."
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

The one critical area in the assembly is setting the correct crown wheel/pinion gear mesh. Often this is interpreted as setting the backlash, but there is more to it than that. Stan's adding/removing paper gaskets in the driveshaft assembly will help to achieve an alteration in backlash. He also me...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Hub Reamer
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Rear Hub Reamer

The tricky part is getting the gauge point at the right dimension from the inner face. Drop an appropriately sized ball bearing into the taper that you're cutting. Measure how far it goes in and compare that to the same measurement in a GOOD, stock, Model T rear hub. It's possible to make the taper...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K model Ford ?
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: K model Ford ?

Yes, the car in the photo is a K.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First try with a Lock-n-Stitch repair
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: First try with a Lock-n-Stitch repair

No cracks in the "pass through" between #2 & #3 I hope?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 5320

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

I picked up the new lower windshield yesterday. The bill came to $99.77. They used my existing brass seal. Now, my question is about the rubber seals. How long should the lower rubber be, where it enters the stanchions? Does the top rubber piece just set there? Or, should it be glued on? Should the...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

Toon My speculation is that using the metric gear profile was to make it more difficult for the “after market” manufacturers. It was no problem for Ford to make them to the spec. This is applicable to the straight cut early gears. When they went helical they just adjusted the fit. Are you saying th...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit

I'd be scared to death that gadget would come loose and make all kinds of trouble. :shock:
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove brazed on parts
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Remove brazed on parts

Miss a rivet maybe?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shot peened crankshafts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Shot peened crankshafts ?

I did a bit more research on shot peening of crankshafts. Of course, original cranks wouldn't have been peened because the technology didn't exist at that time. But the T crank is something that would have benefitted greatly if it could have been done "back then". We probably would be seeing far fe...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction Model T Key Board
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Reproduction Model T Key Board

Just wanted to share a photo of the reproduction key board I recently bought from Tim Morsher. Very pleased with it. I decided to mount it on an old piece of wood I had on hand. The wood is from a crate that's probably from the Model T era. Anyway, thought it looked nice and wanted to share... (eBay...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about the clutch spring
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Question about the clutch spring

Got 2 questions? 1st Can I attach the clutch spring to the drive plate and then evenly screw it down to the brake drum? Or will that put too much pressure on the clutch ring and the 3 pins that hit the clutch fingers? 2nd. After I compress the clutch spring the pin should rest in a small detent. Ho...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

In an effort to mill off as little material as possible from the head and block, would it be okay to leave minor imperfections, as long as they could be sealed with Permatex Copper Spray gasket? Jim Patrick 8173C8A6-3727-40EE-92CD-BCC64A5F8DA3.jpeg With an engine out of the car and being resurfaced...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

You really need a new starter ring gear!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

The Facebook poster who didn't agree with my answer, referred me to the Montana 500 website regarding engine modifications. My answer to him, was that I thought the original question was involving an engine in a Model T that wasn't going to be raced or that the engine builder wasn't seeking ultimat...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shot peened crankshafts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Shot peened crankshafts ?

Might have been beneficial before T cranks commenced with 100 years of fatigue life. If you did it on the ground journals, won't you just have to regrind them to get back the surface finish, thereby removing the compression layer?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: NOS???

You might also come across "NIB", meaning "new in box".
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auction....Douglass, Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Auction....Douglass, Kansas

Not meant to be an inclusive rational - just a perspective Its is the seller that has hired someone to manage & market the sale of items that they no longer want and negotiated the fees involved. The seller then is totally responsible for any fees that they need to pay the auctioneer. True, but the...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac OHV Cover Attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Frontenac OHV Cover Attachment

I believe it uses a special head bolt, with a stud coming out of the top of it that goes through the rocker cover.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auction....Douglass, Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Auction....Douglass, Kansas

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18388 I don't understand the 10% "buyer's premium". It just cuts down what I'm willing to bid. That's because you're a reasonable person. I have been attending antique phonograph auctions for over 30 years, all by the same auction house. Just a few y...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA

Always interested in the wellbeing of our Model T "brothers", (& "sisters" too!), no matter what topic it's posted under. Prayers are on the way! Thanks!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Susanne wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm
You know, if it was always easy to crank, then all of the sudden became "stiff" or difficult, you may have other internal issues such as a slipped piston pin or hung up band...
The OP states, "It has always been difficult, but seems to be getting worse."
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1265

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Scrape out as much as you can right now. Then put it back together and see how it performs in warm weather. Oh, also use antifreeze. Although some will disagree, I think what you have is what's to be expected with water soluble oil.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 5320

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Thanks, Dan. I think part of my problem was/is the terminology. You referred to the larger, painted steel piece as the channel and the thinner brass, nickeled piece as the strip. What piece part is the "glass clips?" Is there any tape or buffer between the strip and glass? Is there any tape or buff...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaky Hose Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Leaky Hose Connections

Check to be sure the leak is really from the hose connection. I've chased a stubborn leak in the past, only to discover it started from higher up, on the radiator tank. The coolant slowly travelled down and settled in the seam at the top of the hose, making the leak appear to begin there.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Hey Jerry, in order I will answer your questions. I have had the car for 10 years, and in general, she can be hand cranked, but I feel like I am fighting a lot of compression. Obviously, she doesn't like the cold and is much easier to start in the summer months. 1. It is much easier to crank when y...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer belt interference
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Timer belt interference

I believe 27" would be the size, IF you're using all stock parts of the correct model year, (lower pulley, fan bracket, fan hub, etc.), and no water pump.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 5320

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

I had some free time this morning, so I removed the windshield frames. There was a gap between the top and bottom glass. The bottom is just a piece of plexiglass. It appears to be too short. I am thinking that, maybe, I should replace both the bottom and the top glass. Does anyone have the correct ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Tomdoc, Lots of questions come to mind. But first, the theory you got about what may be causing it, is just not possible. At least as stated. Questions... 1. Is the car just as hard to crank if you put the car in high gear and jack up the rear wheels? 2. How often do you check the oil level in the e...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

Can you elaborate on what exactly "tinning butter" is? [/size] Here you go, Jerry. IMG_5824 copy.JPG IMG_5825 copy.JPG I bought it to use with body solder and mistakenly figured it would be OK for soldering mag coils, not realizing that it's corrosive to copper. It's not OK for that, as our friend ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: Gas tank

Charles J wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:34 am
I think some people need to start their own post instead of getting on mine
??? I thought this was Tom Rootlieb's thread.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas tank
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: Gas tank

Dan Hatch wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Here is link to gas tank repair
https://www.gastankrenu.com/
Exactly! I suggested them weeks ago....
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

WARNING: DON'T DO IT! Last night I received an email from a forum member who was kind enough to give me a heads-up on what I had done wrong. I'm posting it here because I don't want anybody to see what I did ignorantly and think it's a good idea: I cannot overstate the fact that tinning butter is h...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

If and when I do decide to sell, I will look for a club member who would like to buy it, and offer it for a reasonable price. Norm Norm, At least in my mind, when the time is right, my ideal situation would be to identify a young member who would appreciate it, who would not expect it, and to simpl...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Terry, I have always been of the opinion that a person's ownership of any item gives that person the right to set the price for it. If a certain price is what it's worth to them , then who am I to say otherwise. That's the price at which they'd let it go. A price that's way too high is probably a pr...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

I hope you'll all pardon my uninformed advice, given I've never rebuilt a coil ring. However, in my experience with other things electrical, my experience has been that more insulation is better than less insulation. ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: My cam gear status

If you decide to keep that gear, make sure that the cam nut is tight. I have had two fiber gear failures in T engines. Both were rebuilt in the '70s so probably newer gears and maybe the bad ones, but both were also loose and appeared to have been loose for some time. I'm sure the looseness contrib...