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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Fouled plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: 13T - Fouled plugs

If the car runs well and does everything you ask of it, then I would not consider that plug to be fouled. :) You could try leaning it out a bit more perhaps. I usually lean it out till I notice the power going down a bit, with slower acceleration, then I richen it up from there till performance come...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation question... 1925 coupe
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Engine installation question... 1925 coupe

After banging up several myself while installing & removing engines, my advice is to remove the headlights ! It's easy and may save them from damage. FWIW, I remove** the steering column, but not the firewall. Have the crank installed. It makes a good handle to maneuver the engine with. **Meaning, I...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: A different oil pump option

Beautiful workmanship, as always!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different oil pump option
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: A different oil pump option

Is there still room for a flywheel in there?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have Moved
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: We Have Moved

Forgive my ignorance, but who is we? Maybe a stretch, but by "we", I am assuming Ron has a wife and that he plans to bring her with him. At least we hope so! :lol: Ron is one of the few people in the hobby I would call a guru when it comes to the T electrical system. I have taken his comments and r...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have Moved
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: We Have Moved

big2bird wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forgive my ignorance, but who is we?
Maybe a stretch, but by "we", I am assuming Ron has a wife and that he plans to bring her with him.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: best way to straighten a top bow
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: best way to straighten a top bow

jiminbartow wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:33 pm
LOL! Thanks Jerry. My bad. Jim Patrick
Happy Thanksgiving Jim!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have Moved
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: We Have Moved

Ron,

Next summer, take a drive north on 119 to Cross Village and have lunch or dinner at Legs Inn. Cool place! Great Polish food! Notice the Model T running board, used as the threshold for the front door.

Beautiful area. Hope you have many happy years there!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: best way to straighten a top bow
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: best way to straighten a top bow

Noticed the main bow for the top on my '27 touring is bent at the joint following the final tour of the year. The car had sat for several years before I took position last year. So the joints are very stiff and difficult to move My thought are to take a piece of angle clamp it to the bow and then u...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: best way to straighten a top bow
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: best way to straighten a top bow

Soak it for several days in order to make it flexible. Then force some yellow wood glue into the joint and while keeping it it wet, use clamps to bend it straight. When it’s straight, clamp the glued joint tightly and allow piece to dry. When it dries, it will stay straight and the glued joint will...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford Key Board Original
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Model T Ford Key Board Original

Can you please tell me the length & width of the board?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not go into high gear
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will not go into high gear

After taking a better look at the Cleve’s linkage , ( took the grease off ) and it was dragging. Took it off, adjusted it, ( way to long ) and put in a couple of washers to keep it off the bendix cover. The peddle now comes up as designed. Once we have a warmer day in Nebraska, I will take it out f...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Does anyone have an opinion on which water inlet bolts would be correct?? At risk of being corrected by someone who knows far more than I do, I'll state that the domed head bolts are usually considered as being for 26/27 cars. I would use the hex head bolts with the flat top. If they should happen ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stipe Cam Valve Clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Stipe Cam Valve Clearance

Victor, Yes, that could be a problem. Depends when it is in the cycle that the valve bumps open. But really, I would want to know why it's happening at all. If I understand correctly what's going on, it makes me think there's a small bump in the heel of the cam form that shouldn't be there. I would ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KW Instructions in lid.
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: KW Instructions in lid.

Are these the coils with dimensions unique to the '13 boxes?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)
Replies: 32
Views: 1351

Re: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)

Mustang1964s wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:34 am
That would explain why it was buried in a box.
Thank you for the link.
That's still a very nice set-up! But, not for your application...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not go into high gear
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will not go into high gear

I looked at your picture again and it looks like the clevis pin is out of the link between the pedal linkage and the clutch lever in the side of the transmission. That would, however keep it in high all the time unless you pull on the parking brake lever. Could be that link needs to be adjusted and...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not go into high gear
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will not go into high gear

Broken clutch spring or clutch spring retainer. Take the inspection cover off the transmission and have a look.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ring and Pinion set #1
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Ring and Pinion set #1

A punch mark like that is probably not from a hardness test. Generally if a part like that is hardness tested, then only a sample (one part or a few parts) from each batch of heat treating gets tested, not every part. The mark that a diamond penetrator makes for a hardness test on a gear or shaft w...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Firewall Protection
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Wooden Firewall Protection

In 1985, when I needed to waterproof the bare wood siding on my house I was building, until I was ready to paint it, I was advised by a Sherwin Williams technician not to use Thompson’s Water Seal for this because, due to its’ silicone base, Thompson’s Water Seal cannot be painted over. I was inste...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

Some people use them for craft items. Mounting clocks in them, painting a Model T on the side, hard-luck awards, etc. Maybe advertise them in the classified section as free for the cost of shipping.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

I haven’t been able to locate the 600 wt. locally. Does anyone have any suggestions where I should order it or perhaps a different name for the same thing? Thanks. I have good seals, so I use 90wt hypoid. 600wt is horrible stuff, but if you insist, it is Steam Chest Oil. Its what they had back then...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Firewall Protection
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Wooden Firewall Protection

Since the skeleton of my speedster body is plywood, I thoroughly soaked it all with Thompson's Water Seal prior to painting. The paint has held well and the wood looks as good as new yet, despite MANY drives through torrential downpours and the occasional stream.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

You have a high compression head of modern manufacture. I think the one you've got is referred to as a "Reeder" head, as made by Ralph Reeder. Not totally sure however. The other option is a "Z" head. It would have a "Z" cast in the top, just behind the water outlet flange. Either one is excellent!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

I always get a kick out of walking up to the car for sale and seeing a battery charger hooked up to it. Tried to start it till the battery was dead? Bad battery? Hasn't run in 8 years? Bad starter? Bad generator? Just shows that this is not a "fresh" car, that is in regular use. Not in it itself a d...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Fuel pump

I can understand old car owners trying to bypass the complicated floats/levers/actions in a worn out and leak prone vacuum tank on cars which ran them. The pump can often be hidden inside the vacuum tank so nobody knows it's there. What I don't understand is why anybody believes gravity is ever goi...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

Lots of great memories. The most recent was using my Grandfather's '26 Fordor and my dad's '25 Touring in my wedding. My mom & dad used the touring in their wedding, in 1950, and I used it in mine, in 2017.

The Touring has been there for some of the best, and worst, times of my life. :) :(
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Fuel pump

Tim, In my Touring and my speedster I run downdraft carburetors, so I also use fuel pumps. I use 6V Airtex pumps. I suppose you'd need a 12V version. They're good pumps, but I'm never without a spare under the seat! To install one for "part time" use could be a plumbing issue. I know of no pump that...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1184

Re: What name have you given your T

My mom called the 25 Touring, Bessie. When I speak to it, I address it as "Old Thing". (Don't you all speak to your cars? :? ) My wife insists it's name is Lottie. What the car calls us, I can only guess :?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

The way I dealt with the castle nut was to grind a taper on the non-castellated edge and a matching taper into the eyelet. I also used a small round file to round the bottom edges of the castellations. It snugs up quite nicely and allows the all-important cotter pin. I've checked it periodically ov...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/7 Touring taillight
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: 26/7 Touring taillight

Dan Hatch wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Very good pic of car in boxcar Dan. It also shows another important feature. Cars were shipped without a spare tire. Just the spare rim.
Very good work showing that pic. Dan
They were sold without a spare tire as well, unless you paid extra for one.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

I get why the geometry of the wishbone on top is a bad design. Just asking if there are any recent examples of failure's on our modern day roads? In the day roads were a bit different. Just asking. Michael, I test drove my friend's 1914 just after he bought it. Seemed fine until I made a left hand ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1061

Re: Alchohol?

Drain it.

It's what people did in the Model T era. Enjoy the true Model T experience. :)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Original Smith wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Your photos of the kick panel shows me exactly what I was hoping to see! Thank you!
You're welcome! Happy to help.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17336

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Many years ago I had my Touring in the Woodward Dream Cruise, near Detroit. It was a very hot day and essentially an enormous traffic jam. The old Touring overheated & quit. (Only time that's ever happened) As I was pushing the car off Woodward Ave., someone from the crowd yelled, "My grandpa used t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Jerry: Would you kindly post more photos of your rh kickpanel. It sure looks original to me. I believe they installed welting to the top of it, and down to the top of the retainer that is held on my the door hinge. Larry, I'll try. The panel may be original as you suspect, but it's also fairly warp...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to use valve compression tool
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: How to use valve compression tool

This is the style I like. The "dog-leg" design clears the hood shelf when the engine is still in the car.
tool.jpg
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question from one used to the metric system: nuts UNF / UNC
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Question from one used to the metric system: nuts UNF / UNC

Haven't I seen a chart of all the thread sizes, used throughout the Model T? If someone can post that it may help Joe out.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Gland rings

I hang mine from the sleeves that are installed in the block. I also "glue" them in place with a dab of grease, just to keep them from getting displaced by the slightest bump. Yup, the grease makes some smoke on a first start, till it burns off. But, what's the fun if you don't have a little smoke? ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering gear
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: steering gear

It appears I was not clear on my question. The front end steering parts are tight ,all new parts. When I sit in the car and grasp the steering wheel I can move the steering wheel 1 1/2 either right or left before it starts to move the front wheels. As i said I do have the 4-1 gears and I was wonder...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Larry,

Is this the correct check strap retainer you refer to?
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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Here is the correct horn bracket for your car: https://www.modeltford.com/item/6437.aspx
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to use valve compression tool
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: How to use valve compression tool

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Not sure the Lang's design will hook on the manifold clamps. Looks like the hook sits too close to the fork to allow for the manifolds to be there. Maybe it's meant to hook on the studs instead, but I still think the manifolds need to be removed.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to use valve compression tool
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: How to use valve compression tool

I believe the original Model T service manual demonstrates this style of compressor. However, the hook reaches up and grabs the top surface of the engine block, (or maybe hooks onto one of the head bolt holes), while the fork on the end of the lever arm goes under the valve spring washer. Simply pus...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1515

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

I wonder how many people out there listen to their engine to find that sweet spot in spark timing. Excellent statement. Can also add carb setting and speed to the list. There are certain speeds that my T does not like. Seems to be 38 MPH. Above or below that speed is smooth as silk. Darin, Once you...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 2316

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

This is very interesting stuff! Anxious to learn the difference between the Model A & Model T tail gates.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY VETERANS DAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: HAPPY VETERANS DAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!

Thank you all, and may God grant eternal peace to those who are gone, and to those who gave all.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Remembrance Day

May their souls rest in peace.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1670

Re: Prices going down ?

As to prices going down. My whole life I've heard that same chant, "prices are going down". I'm 55 now. If that had been true all the while, we'd have to pay to get rid of these cars today. Sure seems as if any car I'd like to buy hasn't gone down much! Not gonna worry about it. :|
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Width of running boards 1912
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Width of running boards 1912

Hi Jerry, I own the 13 touring now. I restored that in 2004 for him. It was in pretty poor shape when I started restoring it. I always refused to crank the speedster. He and I were very close. I’m on the mend now about 35 days since having my arm and shoulder surgically repaired. I miss a lot of th...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Width of running boards 1912
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Width of running boards 1912

Mark,

I did my share of cranking on Doc's T myself, but managed to escape injury. His T's never ran right... (Until you restored his 13 anyway...). I miss him, he was a nice guy.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: Switch work

This housing has 2 screws a little to one side to hold the back cover on. That leaves a gap on one side. The tab that lines up with the notch is for positioning. There are 3 of them placed around the housing. I soldered an L-shaped piece on with a screw to put pressure down on the side where the ga...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60 year collection image's
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: 60 year collection image's

George House wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Wonder who will be the “lucky heir” to receive 8-9 cents on the $ when the collector attains room temp ??
I'd rather be the "lucky heir" than the lucky buyer. ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60 year collection image's
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: 60 year collection image's

Ran when parked.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holly Hot plate
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Holly Hot plate

It's basically meant to turn your gasoline from an atomized liquid into a gas. Kind of like how a Coleman stove works.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Mountain pan.

Steve Jelf wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:03 am
Stan, Terry, do your homework. :D
:lol: :lol: ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Are Moving
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: We Are Moving

Ron! Welcome to Michigan!

Hope to see you on a future Michigan Jamboree of T's, (when we can do that again...)!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: To ad lead or not to ad lead?

There is no way to add lead to your gasoline. To my knowledge, lead additives contain no lead. They are billed as lead substitutes.

All that said, I don't believe it's of any use in a Model T.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fortune cookie
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Fortune cookie

Tell her it was referring to a new vacuum cleaner. That'll cheer her up! ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Christmas Parade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: 13T - Christmas Parade Question

I've been in many many dozens of parades in my T. Never any transmission issues. As some have stated, keep the engine running slow, give the low pedal an occasional push, and mostly just coast. Just don't ride the low band or allow it to slip as you poke along. You'll be fine. Also, if anyone ahead ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 t speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 1914 t speedster

The axles have been narrowed. Looks like a scary drive.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1240

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

Leaking past the pedal shafts? Use 50 weight oil.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Mountain pan.

Original Smith wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:16 am
What a stupid thing to do! I wonder how long that solder would last?

"I believe he solders them in."

Is it impossible for you to be nice?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue

Joshua, You are saying that the car chatters & jerks. You are not saying that the clutch slips, which would be the #1 complaint with a high speed clutch problem. Therefore, without experiencing it firsthand, I am thinking that your trouble is not in the clutch. How do you go about letting the clutch...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

Darin Hull wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Mark, is overcharging the battery a concern with a diode?

Darin
It's not concern if you set your generator output correctly. I set mine to put out about 8 amps. I have never had a battery or generator issue at that setting.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: blown head gasket?
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: blown head gasket?

Drain the radiator until you get a chance to work on it, so the coolant doesn't all seep into the engine and make a huge mess.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Color Tour

I was a happy attendee on Tim's tour. He and Joan did an excellent job! THANKS!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

Jerry’s idea worked just fine. I had a couple of spare tappets so I even had the correct screw and nut. So I replaced the valve, adjusted the tappet, not too tight, and buttoned it all up. It runs but now has an exhaust leak. I can fix that another day. 😊 Thanks Jerry Tony, Very happy to see that i...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

Remove the top floorboard. Let's in a surprising amount of heat.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

Do you know the condition of your u-joint? Excessive play in your u-joint may show up under "no load" conditions.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 953

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

I'm sorry, but tearing apart an engine, just out of curiosity, just doesn't make sense. However, it's yours to take apart as you wish.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service

I believe I heard that his son was going to take it over. Give them a call. Let us know what you find out.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Charging Problem

So it worked before you installed the new cutout?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

If you can remove the broken off end from the tappet without removing the tappet, then it's just a matter of putting a new adjuster bolt in place. Since you've already got the head off, maybe you can remove the valve, grind a makeshift screwdriver slot in the broken off end of the bolt, and slip a s...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 953

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

"Do I basically need to strip it down to the block and measure everything to know for sure? How can I tell if new Babbitt was poured?

No. Just run it and drive it. If it performs well, with no knocks etc., just keep on going and don't worry about it.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil for 1917 American LaFrance fire engine
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Coil for 1917 American LaFrance fire engine

Might try these guys. I have never used them, but have nothing but excellent reviews of their work.

http://www.aerrebuild.com/index.php/antique-auto.html
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

Be sure that the link from the clutch pedal to the clutch bell crank is not exerting any pressure on the bell crank while the stick is forward and the trans is in high. The linkage should be slack & loose in that situation.

(I'm pretty sure that's correct... :D )
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

Not enough personal experience with blocks early enough to have that issue. But I have heard that if/when the valve stems wear a bit too much, the intake leakage through the intake valve stems causes a negative pressure in the valve chambers sufficient to keep the oil from draining down through the...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

Kerry wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:54 pm
That's confusing Jerry, for a neutral that would need the hand break bulled back, no, brake forward so in top or direct drive, measure the space between the collar and drive plate, 13/16" or the spring at 2" .

Yes Kerry I know. Read above where I, (and Scott), stated that I was wrong.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

Scott_Conger wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Maybe want to rethink that advice Jerry

clutch tool.jpg
Damn it! I realized I was wrong and rushed back to delete my post, hoping nobody would catch me. Too late.... :( :oops:

Yup, do what Scott shows to do...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

I believe you're taking your 13/16 measurement in the wrong place. While the trans in neutral, you measure between the tip of the clutch fingers and the sliding collar that the high speed clutch spring pushes against. If you're measuring in the correct place it's impossible for a clockwise turn of t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1589

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

My '25 Touring was purchased in 1940 by my dad. He paid $15 for it and used it as his daily driver. He drove it his first day of work at the Ford Highland Park Plant, which was then in tractor production. He used it on his wedding day in 1950, his retirement day in 1980, I used at his funeral in 201...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel spoke wheel with ford logo ?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Steel spoke wheel with ford logo ?

JW21TT wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:30 pm
Looked all over for a name assuming that is aftermarket and I found a ford logo on the inner hub and a K in. The casting
No idea of the origin of this can someone enlighten me .
Thanks in advance
Jim

The spokes are aftermarket, the hub is not.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridge Tour 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Covered Bridge Tour 2020

My wife and I were so sorry to miss the tour this year. It's our favorite of the year. I am happy to read that it went well and that everyone's safety was a top priority. (It always is of course, but these days....)

See y'all next year!!!!!!! :D
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Frustrations...
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Generator Frustrations...

Maybe it's just your photo, but I don't think I'm seeing an insulator between your 3rd brush and brush collar. Is that possible?
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slow speed pedal arm and clevis connector
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: slow speed pedal arm and clevis connector

Dennis, What hole is worn out? The hole in the pedal, or the hole in the clevis? Either way, as long as nothing is worn to the point of breaking, it's not that big a deal. The only thing that linkage has to do is push on the clutch bell crank. As long as you can adjust its length well enough to push...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey With Drawls
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Hershey With Drawls

Yup, this one really hurts. I'd be chowing away on a 24 oz. porterhouse at Culhanes Steakhouse right now and drinking a lot of Yuengling lager. Telling jokes, stories, lies, complaining abut prices, etc., and having a great time with my very dear friends... and missing my dad. It's all wonderful, an...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 2308

Re: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics

Looks like a pretty nice meet! How many vendors would you say are there?

Have fun guys!!!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 t rear axel rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: 23 t rear axel rebuild

It appears that none of the parts in your photos is reusable. If the axles were loose in the differential gears it's probable that the axles may be no good either. It should take a lot of force to get the gears off of the axle shafts.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T

I don't think the OP meant modern Model T pistons, etc. I believe he meant pistons, and other components, from modern cars.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridges.....
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Covered Bridges.....

Very sad to say that we decided to sit out this year's tour. We weren't feeling comfortable with multiple hotel nights, dining out every day, etc. Most likely it would have been just fine, but would have weighed on our minds the whole while. Hope all who decided to go are having a great time and sta...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Aluminum Head Saver to Use
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: What Aluminum Head Saver to Use

I have 2 T's with aluminum heads. One head has been on there for 30 years now, the other about 10 maybe. Both use 50/50 Prestone. Neither have any "head savers". So far, so good.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 39
Views: 3922

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Altair wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:17 am
The car appears to be a Canadian model because of the functioning driver's door. Mainly Canadian models were exported, some with left or right hand drive depending on the country.

All "Improved Fords" had functioning driver's side doors.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I need New Coil Points ????
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Do I need New Coil Points ????

!!!

Were you running on 110V? :shock:
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

If freeze plugs actually worked, that would be a good place for one. I have 3 WR heads like Dan posted and mine do not have a plug there. Getting very hard to find one without freeze cracks. I still like telling about the “perfect” one I bought off the west coast. I knew there was a problem before ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rough idle
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Rough idle

I had that problem when using Autolite or Champion* spark plugs.

*The modern style, not the old style take-apart plugs.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1314

Re: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY

I say it's a forging flaw and not a crack. "Crack" suggests something that was not always there, but has developed over time, use, stress, etc. I would propose that what you're seeing has been there since day one.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1302

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Somebody welded two pieces together... and very poorly. Why do people do stuff like this.......