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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Cam Shaft to Buy
Replies: 25
Views: 959

Re: What Cam Shaft to Buy

Scott, The only personal experience I have is with the Stipe .250 cam. It's done a great job and feels like it added a couple extra HP. For what you're trying to do, a .250 or maybe a .280, is all you need. Since you're doing nothing else to raise HP, anything more will probably go unnoticed. I like...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius rod, Wishbone, that thing with the ball
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Radius rod, Wishbone, that thing with the ball

Try loosening the front spring u-bolt/clamp. Then retighten after the ball is in place and the ball cap is on.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring a bell?
Replies: 15
Views: 909

Re: Ring a bell?

A sometimes forum contributor, Jeff Versteeg, had one of those at Hershey a few years back. Neither he nor I knew what it was then. Maybe he's learned since and can comment. (I'm as dumb as ever... :( )
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 48
Views: 1644

Re: My apologies

Steve, You are, beyond a doubt, the exact opposite of offensive. I have noticed many times in the past, your great patience and your remarkable reserve when others, (sometimes myself included), would have would have taken the bait and gotten "into it" with a fellow forum member. You sir, are a gentl...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "barn find" would you like to find?
Replies: 31
Views: 1076

Re: What "barn find" would you like to find?

I'd just like to find the barn! Need space for my cars...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Construction Plan wanted for Ocean to Ocean #2 car wanted.
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Construction Plan wanted for Ocean to Ocean #2 car wanted.

Bill Barth made a very nice copy in 1984(?) for the first re-run of the 1909 NY to Seattle race. Maybe he has the plans yet???
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Hints on preserving/strengthening a Fiber Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Any Hints on preserving/strengthening a Fiber Gear

If you know the outside diameter and the number of teeth you've pretty much got the design of the gear. From the formula: O.D.= (N+2)/P, with P being Pitch and O.D. being the outside diameter and N being the number of teeth, you can calculate the pitch. Manipulating the formula: P=(N+2)/O.D. As for ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looks like Smith and Jones are selling 1926/27 fuel tanks!
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Looks like Smith and Jones are selling 1926/27 fuel tanks!

Scott_Conger wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:57 pm
http://www.gas-tank.com/
I've mentioned them many times. Always gets ignored, or so it seems... :roll:

I've used them. Excellent work! Just be sure to tell them you do NOT want the outside of the tank coated and you DO want the gas cap and outlet threads masked!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How does the turtledeck attach to my '21?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: How does the turtledeck attach to my '21?

Let's see how these pictures come out... Hopefully, you can see the carriage bolt heads at the corners of the turtle deck framing. My '21 Runabout;
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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old 1925 Pickup Photo
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Old 1925 Pickup Photo

Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:30 pm
Apparently Evergreen Cemeteries are a chain of several, Woodlawn being one of them. It has no such wall.
Well no. Not today anyway. Still, I would consider a search near the H.P. Plant.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old 1925 Pickup Photo
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Old 1925 Pickup Photo

The satellite view and street view don't show any wall at Fairlane. My first thought when seeing it was cemetery . But if that's what it is, it's not any of the ones around Dearborn. Steve, I wouldn't think Dearborn so much as Highland Park, near the Highland Park Plant, on Woodward Avenue. Going n...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration Question
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Vibration Question

Do you have the side bolts & wood blocks in your engine mounts? Many times, the lack of them can cause big vibrations.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finally got my rear wheel off to look what makes a noise there - but found none
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Finally got my rear wheel off to look what makes a noise there - but found none

Let's assume that each "tock", of your "tock tock tock" noise, occurs with one revolution. The question then is, does it occur at one revolution of the wheel/axle shaft, or does it occur at one revolution of the driveshaft? Having a sense of the frequency of the noise, can help you indicate the sour...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finally got my rear wheel off to look what makes a noise there - but found none
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Finally got my rear wheel off to look what makes a noise there - but found none

Have you removed the axle seal and had a look at the Hyatt bearing & axle shaft? I'd look there next.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For your Easter viewing pleasure
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: For your Easter viewing pleasure

Thanks for resurrecting these old photos! ;)


Love the modified turtle deck!
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by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Engine Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: 1914 Engine Questions

Honestly, I would replace those lifters with the adjustable style. My suggestion would be the style that uses the lock nut. From experiences with a friend's T, the "self locking" thread style does not seem to be so self locking over time. I agree that the ones you have appear to have been made that ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 244
Views: 23470

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:20 am
Pages 275-276 Ford Service Manual, Paragraph 1216 specifically: shimming the hogs head to block.
Interesting! I've never had to do that. Thanks!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve seats
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Valve seats

I have lots of used valve seat cutters. They all have one thing in common: they're dull and very hard to get a good result. My advice, either pay to have someone do it right, or buy a new, high quality cutter and do it yourself. If you plan to only use it once, then resell it when you're done. How m...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 244
Views: 23470

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Why do you have the brass shims between the two top ears of the hogshead and the engine block? They do not belong there. Unless you have an alignment issue that you're trying to overcome, the hogshead ears are meant to come in direct contact with the block. Those teardrop shaped shims are supposed t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Tudor - Drag link rubbing on radius rod
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: 1924 Tudor - Drag link rubbing on radius rod

You really need to take that steering column apart to find out what's going on. Anything that's been done to modify a steering column has the potential of being very dangerous. There's a posting somewhere on the forum about a column shaft that a previous owner welded together from 2 pcs. Long story ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug bubbling and tons of smoke
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Spark plug bubbling and tons of smoke

What happened to the OP, Tommy? Up in smoke??
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft repair???
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Crankshaft repair???

Toss it...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve
Replies: 39
Views: 1325

Re: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve

The best advice you've been given here was, "Do a compression test".

Have you done that? All else is pointless without knowing your compression is good.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo heads
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Rajo heads

A Rajo head will not make a T engine more reliable, but it will expose the engine's weaknesses, if any exist. Can be kinda like asking a middle aged couch potato to run a marathon.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear axle key jb welded in?
Replies: 34
Views: 1223

Re: rear axle key jb welded in?

That axle shaft is junk. Your brakes rely on the fit between the axle shafts and wheel hubs. A failure here means no brakes and possibly losing a wheel. Any repair short of replacing the axle shaft is an accident waiting to happen. Stephen Agree 100%!!! There is no magic fairy dust that will make t...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4199

Re: Chickasha Report

Jerry, The things you see listed "for sale" before the meet is a very very small drop in the bucket. The "wish list" items are also a small part of the picture. Asking about, or trying to pre-sell big heavy items is a good way to make sure you can find the heavy thing you want, or sell the heavy th...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4199

Re: Chickasha Report

I was hoping to go to Chickasha this year, but my swap meet buddy's plans changed and I didn't want to go alone. Really though, what takes a lot of the fun out of it, is all the postings about "what I'm bringing to Chickasha", followed by the postings about how to consider this or that item to be "s...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone Ball cap cover vs Apco cover
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Wishbone Ball cap cover vs Apco cover

I just replaced the wishbone ball cap but I put in a grease cup into the cap. What do you think. I know, I have to take it apart again because the cap does not fit tight against the pan, but the grease cup I think will make it easy to get grease into the wishbone ball without having to take everyth...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4199

Re: Chickasha Report

Thanks for posting the photos Steve! I had plans to be there, but those plans fell through. That's how it goes I guess. :|
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear axle key jb welded in?
Replies: 34
Views: 1223

Re: rear axle key jb welded in?

Hi all, I have a question regarding my somewhat damaged keyway in the rear axle. Does anybody think it's a BAD idea to JB Weld the key into the keyway? Is there any reason that the key should be removable for the duration of its life? Thanks. John It's a really bad idea. And it's probably a dangero...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Inguinal hernia
Replies: 20
Views: 785

Re: Inguinal hernia

Jim, If you're anything like me, you are your own worst physician. Don't diagnose yourself on the internet, plain & simple. See an actual doctor. The ones you saw may have been wrong in their initial diagnosis, so maybe now they know what you don't have, and they'll dig a little deeper. Or, get anot...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Radius Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Model TT Radius Rods

Thank you Bill, that's exactly the info I was hoping for!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone tow with a Jeep Grand Cherokee
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Anyone tow with a Jeep Grand Cherokee

It's not about pulling it, it's about controlling it. Stopping, as someone mentioned, but also control during cross winds, passing semis, unexpected manuevers, trailer whip, etc. My personal, gut feeling, is that I do not believe the Jeep G.C. has the heft to do that well enough.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Radius Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Model TT Radius Rods

I just picked up a "pair" of TT radius rods. I put pair in quotes because they're not exactly alike. While they're both the same length and appear to be a functional pair, one has a long constant taper, while the other tapers down from the rear, going forward, then has a more pronounced stepdown. Ar...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: freezing bushings?
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: freezing bushings?

I've been freezing bushings with liquid nitrogen for over 30 years. Works great. I have done it in a work setting, never yet on Model T parts. Consider a few things... - The smaller the bushing, the less it will shrink. So you get diminishing returns in smaller bushings. - Place the bushing in the n...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about carbide/acetylene hose clamps
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Question about carbide/acetylene hose clamps

Assembly line photograph shows acetylene gas hose clamps in place on radiator when they come down to drop on chassis. Lower left corner of photo shows gas line, and clamp, to left front headlight (radiator just mounted out of view left). Yellow dots near clamps most visible. Clamps would not be so ...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about carbide/acetylene hose clamps
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Question about carbide/acetylene hose clamps

When I drive at night, I run an MC acetylene tank in an upright position strapped into a collapsed running board luggage rack right next to the generator on the running board. I have a small regulator on the MC tank. The outlet fitting on the regulator has been replaced with a right-angle needle va...
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trash or Treasure
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Trash or Treasure

It's for an earlier car than your '23. I'm certain there are a lot of folks who would gladly buy that from you!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trash or Treasure
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Trash or Treasure

YES, it's worth holding on to! It can be rebuilt with new stove pipe.
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fit of timer in timing cover
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Fit of timer in timing cover

Chris Barker wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:56 am
Sorry Bruce; I beg to differ. If the camshaft is offset towards 12 o'clock, then the brush will be fine at 12 and 6, but will arrive early and late at 9 and 3. Same for a roller.
Exactly!
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster hoods from Langs
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Speedster hoods from Langs

Tim Williams wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:12 pm
Jerry,

Good call, sometimes my common sense takes the day off without prior approval. I will call them tomorrow.

Tim
Yup Tim, I know the feeling! ;)
by Jerry VanOoteghem
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster hoods from Langs
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Speedster hoods from Langs

Tim Williams wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:31 pm
Does anyone know the length of the speedster hoods from Langs,? I did not see the dimensions in the catalog.

Thanks,
Tim
Lang's would know. 1-800-TParts 1
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: 416

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 10
Views: 3462

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: 44
Views: 2874

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: 743

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: 743

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: 1398

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: 606

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: 533

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: 569

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: 1398

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: 533

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: 569

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: 798

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: 798

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: 716

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: 798

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: 1317

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: 622

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: 2345

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: 1363

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: 814

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: 1317

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: 843

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: 1363

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: 596

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: 2345

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: 1719

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: 700

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: 1260

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: 1264

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: 1087

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: 780

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: 1087

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: 570

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: 919

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: 439

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: 554

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: 1324

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: 919

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: 919

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: 919

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: 794

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: 2118

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: 2118

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: 439

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: 919

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: 2118

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: 2118

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: 919

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: 513

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: 114
Views: 5007

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: 1550

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: 2118

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: 2118

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...