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by lmitch
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: Model Ts

What is the chain spoke for? Third photo front wheel.
by lmitch
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 1690

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

1/4 - 24 = One Quarter Inch Diameter 24 Threads Per Inch = .250 inch diameter 24 TPI
by lmitch
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

The parts book shows 2870B for the 22-25 Right Bracket, 2870C for the 25 Right Bracket for Balloon Rim Carrier.
by lmitch
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

Thanks again Dan. Just thought it looked like too much angle on the bracket. Took a year but finally found the mounting bracket. Just in case someone else has questions regarding the bolt sizes, they are 5/16" x 1 1/4". 1" length will work. The first voyage was about 200 yards. Brake and Clutch were...
by lmitch
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

Thanks so much Dan. Perfect. Got it test mounted today but it doesn't look right to me. What do you think?

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by lmitch
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Georgia Mountains?
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Anyone Familiar with Georgia Mountains?

Clarksville is about 12 miles from Currahee Mountain where the Band of Brothers, the rest of the 506th, and several other regiments trained. 3 miles further up the road in Toccoa is the Currahee Military Museum. Their web site states they will not be open until the 25th so you may miss that one. Toc...
by lmitch
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

The guys at Model T Haven sent me a spare tire carrier for my 1924 Roadster. I have searched in the Service Manual, Parts Catalog, and here for information on how it mounts to the rear cross member. Anyone have any better photos than shown on page 16 of the Service Manual? What is the type and lengt...
by lmitch
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier

I finally found one. It is in the mail to me now.
by lmitch
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier

Thanks for the input guys. I will abandon the modification idea and keep looking for the correct mount.
by lmitch
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Modifying Rear Spare Carrier

I cannot find a Rear Spare Carrier for a '24 Roadster with 21" Split Rims. Had a thought this weekend and decided to ask before heading down this road. Would it be possible to use a Carrier for 30" rims and modify it for 21? Would that be blasphemy?

Lee
by lmitch
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Rear Spare Carrier '24 Roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 405

WTB - Rear Spare Carrier '24 Roadster

Like the one in this photo for 21" Split Rims.

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by lmitch
Sun May 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to Life 24 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Back to Life 24 Roadster

Thanks again Hap. It was 2 years ago when I did this but it somehow seems like a long time ago. I originally drained the oil, there was a good bit of band material in the oil but no metal. I replaced the bands, pedal supports, slow speed notch, and pedal shafts. Put in a gallon of cheap oil about 2 ...
by lmitch
Sun May 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to Life 24 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Back to Life 24 Roadster

Thanks Hap. I got the car back from the friend who did the body work with it set up like you see in the photo. I did the mechanical work and took to family upholstery guy. Obviously, none of us knew what we were doing when it came to the top. Wow, do I feel stupid. This is totally on me as I should ...
by lmitch
Sat May 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to Life 24 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Back to Life 24 Roadster

Brought to life after 50 years. The photos are how I found it almost 2 years ago and how it sits today. My uncle parked this in 1972 and it started for the first time since being parked today. So much pride. My first T. Changed the "new" oil and found a few bits. Don't think it is anything to be ove...
by lmitch
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

Here is a photo of the Cam Lever position when the brake shoes are fully relaxed. The Brake handle is fully forward/2nd gear.
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by lmitch
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

Should the drums contact the pads with the shoes fully relaxed?
by lmitch
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

The gentleman that did the body work sent the chassis out for blasting and painting without removing any of the handbrake linkage. So the pictures in my previous post represent how I received the car. No changes have been made to the linkage or cams or cam levers. That is not to say it was somehow n...
by lmitch
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

I think I'm missing something. With the Brake Cam Levers upright, the cam itself is parallel to the ground. While in this position, the Hand Brake Lever is fully forward. When I pull on the Hand Brake Lever, it has very little travel. It will not even get to verticle/neutral. When I mounted the rear...
by lmitch
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

The shop in which my T resides is 100 miles from me. I can only work on it on weekends. Myself and a mechanic looked at the linkage system today and found no way to adjust. They are adjustable at the front of the brake rods via the threaded portion. They are extended fully and will not lengthen any ...
by lmitch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

After referencing Service Manual and Parts List, I think I see. This is my first T so I'm slow sometimes. Didn't know the rear clevis was adjustable. So part 3465 "Hub Brake Lever" has a set screw?
by lmitch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

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by lmitch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

Oldav8tor. Not sure if the rods are correct or not. It is a 24 body. 25 engine block. I've been told it is a 26 rear end.
by lmitch
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Emergency Brake Issue

It has been 2 years getting my 24 Roadster ready for the road. I left the emergency brake for one of the last items in order to move it around the shop easier. I mounted the wheels over the new brake linings and ran into a problem. In order for the cam to line up, the brake lever had to be pushed al...
by lmitch
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 4
Views: 652

New Spindle Arm Bushings

I ordered a new Tie Rod Bolt Set that includes the Spindle Arm Bushings. I installed the bushings last weekend and the bolts appear to be too tight. Do I need to ream the bushings after installation? The Tie Rod Bolts may have to be "pressed in" otherwise.
by lmitch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Part ID
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Part ID

AHAAA. Makes sense now. The small holes are where the horn mounts. I won't be reusing this part. Thanks Charley!
by lmitch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Part ID
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Part ID

Not far from getting the '24 back on the road. Can't figure out where this lives.
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by lmitch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

Perfect Dan. Exactly what I needed. Thanks for your reply.
by lmitch
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

Thanks Mark. Going to work on tomorrow. Will fiddle around with it and take a photo. I hate the thought of putting a zip tie to hold it astride the rails.
by lmitch
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Starter Wire Too Long

I've been searching the forum for a photo of wire routing from Starter to Starter Switch and cannot find. The new wire from Lang's appears to be a few inches too long and I cannot figure where to route to avoid the emergency brake. Any ideas? My '24 Roadster is getting close to starting for the firs...
by lmitch
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 95 Year Old Starter
Replies: 0
Views: 601

New 95 Year Old Starter

This rebuilt starter just showed up in the mail the other day. It looks great and cannot wait to get it installed. One of the last parts before getting her started. The radiator and hood goes on this weekend then the upholsterer gets the car for a while. I hope to start her up in December. [image][/...
by lmitch
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 1380

Re: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster

Thanks to all for the information and suggestions. That is some nice looking work Scott. Fordwood helped me understand what the car requires is the Tack Strip and not the Rail. My confusion started when I couldn't figure how the Arm Rest works with the Tack Strip. I have some Ash stock the perfect s...
by lmitch
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 1380

Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster

Is anyone making these wood parts? If so can someone please point me in the right direction. I tried Fordwood but got no response.

It's the belt rail (318 at Fordwood) I need.

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by lmitch
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Roadster Headlight Options
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: 24 Roadster Headlight Options

Sorry this is the best picture I have of the rear.

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by lmitch
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Roadster Headlight Options
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: 24 Roadster Headlight Options

Photo of the day I found it.

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by lmitch
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Roadster Headlight Options
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

24 Roadster Headlight Options

Looking for options to replace the headlights in the picture. The the original headlights were replaced with the ones in the photo. Hard to read the print but it looks like "Westinghouse 4330 6-8v. I'm sticking with the original 6v system and do not want to add the 12v mc battery. Suggestions? [imag...
by lmitch
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Kits for 24 Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Upholstery Kits for 24 Roadster

Thanks for the input. I ordered today from Classtique.
by lmitch
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Kits for 24 Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Upholstery Kits for 24 Roadster

I'm looking at upholstery kits from Classtique, Snyders, and Langs. They are all in the same general price range ($450-$520). Input from any of y'all who have used these would be greatly appreciated. I the Classtique kit worth the extra $70?

Thanks,
Lee
by lmitch
Thu May 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era shop and car
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Old Photo - Model T era shop and car

The two guys directly in front of the car look like brothers.
by lmitch
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: 21" Split Rims

Thanks Dan, but I'm not going to be able to make Luray. I live in GA and could make it over to Alabama easier.
by lmitch
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: 21" Split Rims

Here is how I found it

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by lmitch
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: 21" Split Rims

Thanks for the reply. Added a photo of the progress.

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by lmitch
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

21" Split Rims

I ordered a set of 21" Split Rims from Lang's a while back and had not received any response on the order status. While speaking with them today, they said they cannot get in touch with their supplier. I told them I had the same problem. Does anyone know the status of American Vintage Rims? Is this ...
by lmitch
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Pipe Clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Muffler Pipe Clamp

Thanks for the information guys. I didn't think that clamp belonged there.
by lmitch
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Pipe Clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Muffler Pipe Clamp

In process '25 Runabout restoration.

I believe this was installed to hold the after market muffler in place. I cannot find it in "Ford Parts Price List". What say y'all?

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by lmitch
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Charging Magneto

Thanks to all for the replies. I will be using the setup with 3 12 volt batteries. I believe it will be a lot easier to line up the magnets and coils with the hogshead off. I want to charge the magnets as they originally were charged. Based on things I've read using a magnet to determine the polarit...
by lmitch
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Charging Magneto

Uncovered several videos of people using a charger to recharge all magnets at once. Here is one. https://youtu.be/zzQJLGtJV9o As said, I'm new to this so it is difficult to weed my way through the information available. The threads found on this forum ( http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/15...
by lmitch
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Charging Magneto

I meant to say a 200 amp battery charger.
by lmitch
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Charging Magneto

I'm new to Model Ts. This was my Uncle's ('23-'24?) Runabout that I rode in as a kid. The magnets are very weak and need to be recharged. All the material I've read has put me on the road to charging in the vehicle with a battery charger. Two questions. Will a 200 amp battery be sufficient or is a 3...
by lmitch
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: Brake Pedal Problem

Thanks for the input. I will weld it up and tool to fit.
by lmitch
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: Brake Pedal Problem

Scott_conger wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Take a few minutes now and straighten and align the pedals, too. You can work them cold just fine. The reverse pedal especially looks a little wonky unless the photo lies.
You are correct. The reverse and clutch pedal need adjustment.
by lmitch
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: Brake Pedal Problem

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by lmitch
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: Brake Pedal Problem

Was hoping to just replace clutch shaft. While disassembling today it was clear the reverse and brake shaft needed replacement. The worn out bands led to over adjustment. The band ears wore on shaft threads. I'm don't believe the brakes were working when it was parked back in the 70's. If they were ...
by lmitch
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Brake Pedal Problem

I'm rebuilding the Hog's Head for a 1925 T. I purchased Brake & Reverse Pedal Supports, Slow Speed Notch, etc... While test fitting today I noticed there is a lot of travel in the brake pedal before engaging the cam. The wear on the pedal cam is excessive. Couldn't find a supplier that carries pedal...