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by namdc3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Fordson Assistance

George's photo shows the version of control rod that is dropped down along the head. The higher version has that rod up even with the head bolt heads (no drop). I'm not familiar with the radiator bolt leak problem, but I know what you mean. Perhaps some silicone smeared on the bolt threads?
by namdc3
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Fordson Assistance

Also, yes, 30 weight is fine. Rear end oil needs to be yellow metal compatible due to the worm wheel. Amazon has 5 gallon buckets of Mobil 600W Super Cylinder Oil for about $140 shipped. The F will take 3-3 1/2 gallons, and you'll have a supply left over for your T or most any other old car diff. Yo...
by namdc3
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Fordson Assistance

23Fordson, The rod hookup on a T is straight up, and the rod hookup is 90 deg off from this on an F (at 9 o'clock if standing in front of the tractor). Some aftermarket timers have the wire color labeled, which is for a T, and on an F, the timer is rotated by 90 deg. You just need to be aware of tha...
by namdc3
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Fordson Assistance

23Fordson, Congrats on your purchase. 4 turns out on the mixture is a lot. It should start and run at about 1 1/2 turns out - choked or primed if cold. You might check your vaporizer system for air leaks. If any of the intake system isn't sealed, it's hard for the system to draw vapor since it's suc...
by namdc3
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS parts #7
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: FS NOS parts #7

I will take the seven shackles that are the same style as each other.
by namdc3
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: 1925 Pickup Box

. Sold
by namdc3
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Bolt Sizes, Mounting?

Dan, thanks for these two photos. It clears up a question I've had for awhile. Most people are missing the clamp piece and they just align a lug to the hole on the frame and bolt through it. I've looked at factory photographs to see what was right but I hadn't seen what I was looking for.
by namdc3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Slightly OT and not Ford, but in case anyone wondered about greasing in white cuffs...
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by namdc3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson
Replies: 22
Views: 2234

Re: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson

Well, “best laid plans,” I guess. Time to order this online. I’ve been looking forward to reading it about as much as going to Chickasha, so I guess at least I’ll get to do one of the two this year.

Hmm, come to think of it, I'm not sure I can do that yet with the museum closed temporarily.
by namdc3
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My HCCT #2 - From Junk to Done
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Re: My HCCT #2 - From Junk to Done

Looks nice, Bob!
by namdc3
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5063

Re: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED

Now cancelled. I guess you could look at that as postponed until next year.
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by namdc3
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

http://pre-war.com/

Now they've updated from Postponed to Cancelled.
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by namdc3
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Clock for 1914 era F/S
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Clock for 1914 era F/S

Tbird, note there are at least two base diameters on what are otherwise very similar looking clocks.
by namdc3
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler Arm Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Hassler Arm Questions

No more wisdom out there? I read through the patents and didn’t see anything that would drive being handed, but that doesn’t mean much.
by namdc3
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson
Replies: 22
Views: 2234

Re: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson

Please hold a few for those us who have planned to buy it at Chickasha like the above article says. It's probably not too late to get more made, either. Thanks.
by namdc3
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler Arm Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Hassler Arm Questions

Thanks, Dan. I had thought of the rebound peg, but at least on the ones I have, they don’t appear to be handed either. It’s pretty common for the perch bolt holes to get really worn out and for the arms to get very bent out of shape. I have several arms with no to very little hole wear and I can see...
by namdc3
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler Arm Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Hassler Arm Questions

What is the functional or geometric difference between a LH and RH #60 front arm on the beehive style? The brass tag and hard oiler bolt head tab are two differences, but the geometry seems to have the perch hole, shackle hole, and arm spring end all in straight alignment. Unlike pancake style arms ...
by namdc3
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: 1925 Pickup Box

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by namdc3
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: 1925 Pickup Box

Back to the top
by namdc3
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes

Agreed on the physics. The pedal hookup arm on the cross shaft does give you a leverage boost as compared to a straight pull cable like the original A-C, for example, but having the force on the self-energizing side halved at the brake probably isn’t great. I wonder how wide spread the idea of self-...
by namdc3
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring

Also, wiring diagram. Several circuits are optional. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1256789231
by namdc3
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring

JTT3, I think that’s a Service Station Equipment Company hcct, which uses a similar but different ring. It’s possible the Ford ring would work, though. Bob will probably chime in.
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by namdc3
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on starter switch mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Question on starter switch mounting

Is the mounting plate supposed to be on the top or the bottom surface of the upper rail edge on a fall of 1924 (1925 model) runabout? Shown here on bottom, which I think is correct.
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by namdc3
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T in WWI parade.
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: model T in WWI parade.

Thank you. I was fortunate enough to go the Great Dorset Steam Fair twice, and it is indeed a fairly hilly area. The steam guys are proud of their heavy haulage heritage, and they have a large heavy haulage active display, including a large hill they pull. Here in the US, we tend to focus on agricul...
by namdc3
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes

Mark, thanks. It’s Hardin with an i, but that and the patent are all I’ve found, too.
by namdc3
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes

Well, believe it or not, that did it! I’m not sure if it was luck, perseverance, or adding “Chicago” into the mix, but I found the manufacturer (not in Chicago) in a Motor Age from 1922. Patent https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/45/7c/21/00033c373d3313/US1464761.pdf B454B9FC-BCB4-4C79-8C87-...
by namdc3
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes

ThreePedalTapDancer, I think you’re right. I found an ad from them with that U symbol for a drop forged, counterbalanced crankshaft for the Ford. I didn’t find any brake ads from them, but they probably made the parts for someone else.
by namdc3
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Auxiliary Brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Help ID Auxiliary Brakes

I posted these in 2017 or so, but no one had seen them before, so I thought I'd try again. I've searched Google patents, internet images, the forum, Kenealy's accessory books, old catalogs, etc. and haven't been able to identify the manufacturer of these brakes. Any ideas? 738148.jpg 738153.jpg 7381...
by namdc3
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

John, I re-read your magneto thread ( https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8241&p=61541#p61541 ) from last fall. While it's quite possible that the rear main wasn't fitted properly and has worn to the extent that you have excessive crankshaft end play in a relatively short period of time...
by namdc3
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring

Jtt3, can you post a photo of your tester? It will help determine your spark ring style. Bob Scherzer has the above style.
by namdc3
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring

BTT in case of an original or two out there for sale.
by namdc3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE: PIKES PEAK BRAKE PEDAL
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: FOR SALE: PIKES PEAK BRAKE PEDAL

Back up for sale. Push pull is wrong for what I need. I’m sorry about that.
by namdc3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE: PIKES PEAK BRAKE PEDAL
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: FOR SALE: PIKES PEAK BRAKE PEDAL

Email sent
by namdc3
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: 1925 Pickup Box

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by namdc3
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring

Thank you, Bob. I've sent him an email; I read awhile back that his health wasn't good and hope that he's well. I hope to find originals but realize that's a long shot. His rings look very nice.
by namdc3
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Wanted: 18-Z-245-B HCCT Spark Ring

I'm proud to have recently bought these two beauties and would like to get two spark rings to help get them back to their former glory. I'd really like to find original rings with the 18-Z-245-B part number in the backside. Below is a photo if my HCCTs and two photos of the ring previously posted by...
by namdc3
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 2499

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

It’s interesting that the manual doesn’t mention the pulley. I wonder if this manual is slightly later after discontinuation of the pulley, or if the pulley was actually used by Ford to qualify the HCCT itself prior to its use. I have no idea other than guesses. http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/unknown...
by namdc3
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 2499

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

I understand now that those are two pieces with individual set screws. Handle can be removed when operating with pulley. Makes sense.
by namdc3
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 2499

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Bob, thank you for this information. If you could tolerate one more question, what is the story on some units having the pointer/electrode straight opposite the crank handle and others having it at 90 degrees to the crank handle? I stole one photo from above (on a 18Z245N180 stamped unit) and the ot...
by namdc3
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: 1925 Pickup Box

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by namdc3
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 2499

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Ok, so no "SNxxxx". How about the pulley on the back - I gather all Ford ones had it, but some early outsourced ones did, too? (and, yes, I will be buying a book). To be even more specific in your statement, do you mean ONLY Ford units had the number stamped in the base? I.e., all outsourced units (...
by namdc3
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 2499

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Am I to gather from the above that the part number and N180 in the side of the base and a pulley on the back does not indicate an original Ford unit since N180 isn’t evidently a SN? Ron used to post that Ford units had “SNxxxx” hand stamped in the base. I assume it’s in this location, as well? In ot...
by namdc3
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

I used stainless steel line, painted black. I filed down a stainless tee fitting so that it looked like an old cast fitting once painted. If I recall correctly, hose clamps weren't originally used; I used a brake flaring tool to create a little bump just in from the tubing ends, which creates a nice...
by namdc3
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Box
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Box

Sold. Thank you.
by namdc3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Box
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Box

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by namdc3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Box
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Box

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by namdc3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Box
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Box

More photos. Moss included at no extra charge.
by namdc3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Box
Replies: 4
Views: 612

1926 1927 Pickup Box

1926 1927 pickup bed. Very straight for its age with rust out in the rear crossmember. Local pick up or free delivery to Chickasha. $600. 1/2 down now if Chickasha pick up. Thanks.
by namdc3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: 1925 Pickup Box

More pics
by namdc3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Pickup Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

1925 Pickup Box

1925 pickup bed. Rough. No tail gate. Local pick up or free delivery to Chickasha. $125. Thanks.
by namdc3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 12505

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, I found your document interesting. A couple things I've wondered are 1) what the acceptable range of secondary C-D resistances is (I've seen some %s listed, but I've seen contradicting information) and 2) whether or not it would be better to have a tight grouping of this resistance across a se...
by namdc3
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: monocle windshield.
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: monocle windshield.

+1 for plexiglass
by namdc3
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 roadster box
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: 1925 roadster box

What kind of box? A steel pickup bed?
by namdc3
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 3146

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

If I’m reading that correctly as one plate, that $400 aligns with the $800 for the pair I was told a few years ago.
by namdc3
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 3146

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Scott, Chris's plate just shows another way to assemble the same kit (not the same but similar to the one attached). Nebraska required two plates I assume. If someone comes up with a third 39487, that would be cause for concern. ;)
by namdc3
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 3146

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Scott, I'm not with the car right now and don't have any great photos at hand. The numbers are the same font (mine only shares the 4 and 8 numerals with the OP's), as is the NEB. Like mine, the OP's plate frame appears to be a somewhat flat metal rather than round rod based on the outline showing th...
by namdc3
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 3146

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Just my 2c. I have a matched pair of 1914 NE plates on my '14. They aren't unobtainable or priceless, so I choose to hang them on the car. Using them is the way I choose to enjoy them, even though they do have value - just like any expensive accessory or these cars themselves. In the grand scheme of...
by namdc3
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 3945

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Allan, we have stayed there the last several years and will this year. It satisfies the basics and is quite a bit less expensive than the nicer hotels. It's not so nice that I haven't thought about staying other places, but not so bad that I'd pay twice the rate. The rooms (at least the one we got l...
by namdc3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Magneto Question
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Fordson Magneto Question

I was just thinking perhaps the magneto was back feeding into the negative side of the battery, with half the sine wave cancelling the positive feed of the battery to the coils. It might be worth mentioning that the magneto's ground point and battery's ground point were pretty close together. Also w...
by namdc3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson Magneto Question
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Fordson Magneto Question

I have a 6V battery backup on an F to aid in easy starting. It will start on mag when warm, but it starts easier on battery. There is a knife switch from a hot shot battery box that allows me to switch from the magneto to battery or open the knife for off. The original setup just had a single wire f...
by namdc3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

Follow-up: I did an in-car magneto recharge, and I think I'm in okay shape. Before recharge output was 15 V; after recharge was 26 V and the bulb blew followed by a new bulb that blew at 24 V. I'm questioning that I may have misread the meter a long time ago when I thought I had 34 V since the same ...
by namdc3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Switch Wiring Question

Thanks, Mark.
by namdc3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Switch Wiring Question

I think I did that, and the continuity went away if you pulled out the coil that was making contact through the timer. I've convinced myself that this all makes sense because of everything being tied together by a common ground. I was kind of hoping someone more electrical than me would confirm, tho...
by namdc3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Switch Wiring Question

I confirmed with several coils that there is continuity across the side upper button and bottom button, so that confirms that "X" would be grounded if the timer rotor/roller is in contact. I also confirmed that disconnecting all three light bulbs made the continuity between "KLOR" and ""X" go away; ...
by namdc3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Switch Wiring Question

Thanks, Frank. Yes, it's like that with the exception that my generator is self-grounded with a jumper right now and "T" is unconnected and insulated. Disconnecting at "W" makes an open between KLOR and X. Also, taking the coils out does the dame thing. That's why I'm thinking there's continuity thr...
by namdc3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Switch Wiring Question

BIll, I don't have lights during this test, just continuity though the filaments to ground. TRDxB2, I don't have the jumper. It does have something to do with the coils, as is only does it if the timer is at a contact point. It seems like everything would be tied to a common ground when the timer is...
by namdc3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Switch Wiring Question

1925 runabout - Does it make sense that there's continuity between the mag, coil, battery, and light terminals on the back of the switch when the key is on mag and the light switch is on (engine off)? I checked it all about a million times, but I want to make sure things are right to prevent a magne...
by namdc3
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box

btt, open to reasonable offers
by namdc3
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box

btt
by namdc3
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

Thanks, Novice. I might need that luck.
by namdc3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box

Thanks, it's T. The emboss is T, and the bump has been layed down flat and tacked.
by namdc3
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

1926 1927 Pickup Bed Box

$900 obo. More photos here...https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d ... 42722.html. Sorry, can't ship. Would consider trade for very nice original/period wooden roadster pickup bed to fit 1925.
by namdc3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

I am seriously considering an in-car magnet recharge. Although I have been careful and don't recall ever putting battery power to the magneto, something could have happened that I'm not aware of. The end play doesn't seem to be enough to drop from 34 to 15 volts. I was kind of hoping for more forum ...
by namdc3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing on Fordson Tractor
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Timing on Fordson Tractor

Thinking a little more, it would act this way if the cam gear was off about 90 degrees (quarter turn) in either direction. 90 degrees one way would make Exh open on the intake stroke and Int open on the compression stroke. 90 degrees the other way would make Exh open on the power stroke and Int open...
by namdc3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing on Fordson Tractor
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Timing on Fordson Tractor

Since the intake and exhaust work right next to each other (IOW, disregarding overlap, compression and power strokes have no valves and then exhaust and intake are next to each other), I don't think the cam gear being off mark would perfectly switch them.
by namdc3
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

No other takers? Thoughts? Does the mag resistance tell anyone anything? FYI, I installed a new mag post, and got the same output at about 15 volts; no change, as expected.
by namdc3
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 4035

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

Just wanted to follow up with a thanks for the comments. I like post straps, too, and also agree that they last for generations if cared for. I've not had one fail or slip. Nevertheless, battery manufacturers say not to use them, and I don't blame those who are placing a strap(s) under the battery p...
by namdc3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

I just measured the resistance of the magneto solder blob to ground as 0.9 ohms with a cheap digital multimeter. Shorting just the leads of the meter together was about 0.4 ohms, so the mag was about 0.5 ohms. I gather from reading others' posts that this is higher than it should be (should be 0.25-...
by namdc3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

Update: I realize this is crude and approximate, but I pulled the lever back and inserted a stack of feeler gauges between the belt pulley and timing cover. Then, without rotating the crank, I put the lever in high gear, used a pry bar to pry the crank forward somewhat gently to not bend anything, a...
by namdc3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

Piewagon, thanks. The engine was built around 2005 by a reputable guy. I bought the car in 2018, so no reach back (plus, he unfortunately has passed away). That being said, the PO didn't drive it much, so I wouldn't think the thrust surface would be worn badly. Plus, it's odd that I had such a step ...
by namdc3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Magneto Problems

Update: More details. I had recently changed the plugs and timer due to a high speed (25-30 mph) surge. This surge seemed electrical and happened on both battery and mag. I had switched from a used roller timer to a NOS swap meet non-S New Day. This evening I switched back to the roller timer. Now i...
by namdc3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Magneto Problems

John Regan once said in a post..."A few weak magnetos I have seen will put out correct low RPM voltage but then the position of the crankshaft shifts as the engine speeds up the the magneto never develops the higher AC voltage needed at the higher RPM's. Those will tend to indeed increase AC voltage...
by namdc3
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 4035

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

Good thoughts. Keep 'em coming. As an FYI, everyone is correct that terminal straps can still be bought but aren't typically carried in stores anymore. I've used one many times without known problems, but as a general rule they are frowned upon due to risk of internal damage to the cells (or of cour...
by namdc3
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 4035

Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

I'd like to pulse the community to see how people are lifting their battery out of the carrier with or without a box. A group 1 battery mostly fills the box or even the carrier without the box. The original wooden case had metal handles. Some modern batteries come with a built in plastic handle and ...
by namdc3
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!
Replies: 13
Views: 2161

Re: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!

Oxy/acetylene torch tip cleaning files will also work well for cleaning the burner and are very cheap for a kit with several diameters. It sounds like it could be a pressure issue, too. Ensure that there are no obstructions or leaks in the line, the seal to the water tank on the generator is good, a...
by namdc3
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB -Dash clock base
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: WTB -Dash clock base

FYI, there are multiple diameters of the base circle.
by namdc3
Wed May 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How important is wire size?
Replies: 16
Views: 2157

Re: How important is wire size?

Steve, the short answer is that whatever the weakest link in the system is will be the hot spot. You want that to be a fuse, not a random spot in the harness. With 16 ga., the only way to accomplish this would be to go to a lower amp rated fuse, at which point you would get a lot of nuisance blows. ...
by namdc3
Sat May 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 2133

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

Yes, I painstakingly centered the ring, and the ring is round. I think it's working okay based on a good coil doing what it's supposed to. The "every other location" was what seemed odd, but I think we got it figured out based on the A/C sparks. I think things make sense now. Those are good ideas, t...
by namdc3
Sat May 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 2133

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

Green scotchbrite and some fine sandpaper - 400 or 600 grit I think. Then I checked continuity everywhere.
by namdc3
Sat May 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 2133

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

Thanks, Mike. On the second point, I should have stated "for a given spark lever setting", as yes, all four would switch if the lever was adjusted to the next 22.5 degree timing position. On the last point, I agree that the actual spark plug theory is driven by the center electrode being hotter and ...
by namdc3
Sat May 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 2133

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

I'll restate the bottom line clearer in hopes of an answer. Does the model t magneto generate sparks jumping in alternating directions when used on an HCCT without a timer due to the magneto's A/C? The answer to the above question hinges on whether polarity of the induced current in the coil's secon...