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by jsaylor
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Bakersfield 2021

Two weeks ago I sent an email to the president of the Kern County Model T Club. They are co-sponsor. His response was that they had not decided yet. With the delays in getting COVID shots the situation will be about the same as last year.
by jsaylor
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 877

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

In answer to Dick's original question. On the frame rail near the battery. Connected to the ground terminal.
by jsaylor
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

Mark - Couple of pictures - The metal is not magnetic. I scraped out a few pieces of the wire and it looks to be brass. I am beginning to think the base material is just too hard. I found the lining I took off The Tudor hanging in the rafters. You can see the metal wire very clear. The Tudor is real...
by jsaylor
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Man Top Front Flap
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: Two Man Top Front Flap

When I restored my 21 Touring back in 1970, it had no top for reference. So I ordered a top from Carter's Cut & Cover. The kit had a flap already sewn on to the wind flap that goes to the under side of the front bow. The new kit from Classtique did not. Since i rarely drive in the rain for long dist...
by jsaylor
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

Wayne - I still had a short piece of that lining. The wire in it looks brass. McMaster-Carr only shows one kind of metallic on their website - High-Strength Brake and Clutch Lining and they say its brass. This happened on both my 21 Touring and 27 Tudor. Maybe they changed it since then. here is a p...
by jsaylor
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

Wayne - The grooving was not a rivet issue. It was a series of small grooves spread all across the drums. After reading some remarks I'm going to check and make sure what kind of metallic material was in them.
by jsaylor
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

Mark, you suggested the McMaster-Carr woven Metallic Lining. I tried that a couple of years ago on both of my cars, then noticed it was severely wearing my drums with deep grooves. I was able to turn them smooth again then changed to woven metallic from Chaffans. No more wear. Anyone else had this p...
by jsaylor
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 43
Views: 1444

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Got mine last month. In California
by jsaylor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

I use a coupe of long bolts into the block with a load equalizer. By turning the crank on the equalizer, I can get the engine just right to angle it in.
by jsaylor
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1219

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

Battery cut-off switch should always be installed on the Ground side of the battery, whether its positive or negative ground for the reasons stated above.
I recently bought this one from Snyders with the bracket but have not figure out where it mounts. I'll have modify it .
by jsaylor
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A carb and manifolds.
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Model A carb and manifolds.

Here is a photo of what I did to use the over the top linkage on a Winfield Carb. My engine was originally a Vaporizer. When I bought the car it had a Model A Zenith using this setup that I modified for the Winfield. For the Zenith choke a couple of 1/4" drive universals were braised into the choke/...
by jsaylor
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STUCK!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1074

Re: STUCK!!!!!

Sometimes an air impact driver on the puller will jar a stubborn items loose. also be careful not to destroy the threads.
by jsaylor
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible stupid question alert!
Replies: 18
Views: 1316

Re: Possible stupid question alert!

To keep from dropping the cotter pins, run a length of dental floss through the pin and tie the ends. I usually loop it around my little finger. Dental floss comes in handy. It keep a package in my tool box.
by jsaylor
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation in a TT truck
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Engine installation in a TT truck

If your pan ears don’t line up with the frame holes you have a bent pan. May just be the ears but best to remove the pan from the engine and have it properly straightened on a pan jig. Bent pans are one cause of broken crank shafts.
by jsaylor
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 988

Re: Milt Webb

Milt was the chief mechanic at the California Auto Museum in Sacramento. 'Milt's Garage" was created in a section of the museum and dedicated to him in February 2019. Here he is at the dedication with many of is friends. 100_3948.jpg The Sacramento Valley T Club restored a 1923 Touring from donated ...
by jsaylor
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1290

Re: points and condenser

Always carry spares, whether its original coils and timer or distributor. I carry a spare set of points, cap, rotor, condenser. And just like we used to do on our "old modern" vehicles, do a tune up and check the points, cap and rotor for wear and pitting at least once a year
by jsaylor
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T transmission rebuild?
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Re: T transmission rebuild?

The engine and transmission come out as a unit. As mentioned the Model T has one oil sump for both. Check with your local club members and get some help. Here is Sacramento we have what we call "Awful Waffle Day." We meet at the home of the member needing help. We start out the morning with waffles,...
by jsaylor
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?

Could be bearings or spokes or kingpin bushings. Jack it up grab the wheel and try to move it top-bottom, side to side and find out what is moving.
by jsaylor
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter question
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Ammeter question

"So if the ammeter is on the battery circuit, if you run your car on mag, is the battery being charged? I start my car on battery then switch it to mag right away. Does the mag charge the battery?" The only thing that changes when you switch to mag is the feed to the coils. Everything else stays wi...
by jsaylor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: Mini rant, T related

From time to time I hear of a traffic accident involving a UPS, FEDEX, or USPS truck with packages scattered all over the highway or of a parcel carrying truck on fire. I have always wondered what happen to the packages and how that is handled.
by jsaylor
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traffic Light Finders
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Traffic Light Finders

I need to try one of those light finders. At 6'4 I have to really bend my head down in my 27 Tudor to see the lights.
by jsaylor
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: 1909 Fords

John Kuhen - On the two lever, two pedal cars the second lever controlled reverse, not low. This was a change from previous Fords so that the driver could kept both hands on the wheel while driving. The Model T Encyclopedia gives a very detailed history of the differences and changes year by year. h...
by jsaylor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 916

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

Found this in the "Ford Dealer & Service" Magazine for January, 1928. Mechanics, Old or new always find a way to invent the needed tools.
by jsaylor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21

Why not just use the old firewall as a pattern, buy some plywood and make your own.
by jsaylor
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?

Several years ago i replaced the window channels in my 27 Tudor doors. I found the channel sold by the vendors was too narrow to fit the existing safety glass. Also my car did not have the rubber at the top but the same window channel as the sides. With some online searching I found Stanpro window c...
by jsaylor
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: 1925 Tudor Sedan

Here is a good place to start.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG93.html
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system
Replies: 29
Views: 1328

Re: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system

Autozone AL795

Napa ECH ICR12
by jsaylor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

John
It’s one of the smoothest carbs I have tried. Had a Winfield M for a while but the S runs much better. The car has an A crank and Hc pistons. The S really woke it up.
by jsaylor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

I bought the carb at a swapmeet several years ago. It had the adapter on it. The owner was running it on a mid 20's chevy setup as a down draft and complained how bad it ran. This is an updraft carb. Got a good price. The adapter is a 3/8" steel plate that has ben drilled and tapped. I recently disc...
by jsaylor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

Jeff, I run a Winfield S 1 B on my 27 Tudor. I used the reproduction Winfield manifold from Chaffin's with an adapter plate drilled for the Winfield and the manifold.
by jsaylor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1522

Re: Where is your T?

Have always had the same question. Both of mine are on there.
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Distributor wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Distributor wanted

They are very well built. Have been running one since 1970. Cap Rotor points are mid 50’s Jeep. Available at NAPA and others. It’s auto advance but I modified mine to manual.
by jsaylor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member / Model T owner
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: New Member / Model T owner

Nice car. The more you drive the more comfortable you will be. Teach the wife to drive too.
by jsaylor
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Switch plates please disregard this post and look for a new one on top
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Switch plates

Looking for a pin type. What do you have. PM also sent
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

Polarity might make a difference in which way the motor rotates. Test it out. see if any differences.
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My top leaks!
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: My top leaks!

I just replaced a top on my 21 Touring that came from Carters some 45 years ago. It had the rain flap that folded down the front of the windshield. My new Classtique top did not have it. Here are a couple of pictures. It had snap fasteners at each corner for a side curtain. Would not be hard to make...
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23-25 Touring Top bow questions
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: 23-25 Touring Top bow questions

Just finished a 2 man top from Classtique on my 21 Touring. #1. My bows were flat across the top #3. Mike's instructions sometimes contradict the videos. I called Mike on this and he said to tack that bow also to keep the pads from shifting around. The video has them just stitched together and no ta...
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 1764

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

Toon, I like that.
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 1764

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

Someone needs to make a brass tag to put on a differential housing bolt that says "Brass Thrust Washers installed."
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Routing Distributor wire
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Routing Distributor wire

Made a bracket to mount the coil on the water outlet bolt.
by jsaylor
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shop coat wanted Ford
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Shop coat wanted Ford

Check out Automotive Work Wear. under shop and lab coats.
https://www.automotiveworkwear.com/..

No Ford logo. You'll have to source that separately and sew it on. Ford charges top dollar to use their logos.
by jsaylor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: low speed drum on trans rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: low speed drum on trans rebuild

The transmission drums need to be ground not turned to get the proper finish. But you will have under size drums. May be harder to get a good pedal adjustment.
by jsaylor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! Rocky Mountain brake installation
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: HELP! Rocky Mountain brake installation

Check your e-brake cam levers, they might just need to be bent away a little. I know its a close fit in that area. Also I believe there is a washer between the radius rod and the horse shoe shaped piece. You may need a thinner washer
by jsaylor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

There is a top saddle bracket mount that will work for the light but not sure about the license plate. Or, use an earlier kerosene lamp iron
by jsaylor
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory gas gauge for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Accessory gas gauge for sale

Got mine works well, very well made. Thanks
by jsaylor
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontier Auto Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Frontier Auto Museum

We were in Buffalo, Wy, last summer. Wish I had known about it. Would have made the drive over to see it. Will have to see if my Brother-in-law knows about it. They go to Gillete from time to time.
by jsaylor
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement air filter element suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Replacement air filter element suggestions?

Here is the link to the UNI website. They are listed by diameters and length. Also a tab to cleaning.
https://unifilter.com/online-catalog/cl ... r-filters/
by jsaylor
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1752

Re: Ad-on brakes

The AC Brakes available today are only made for the small drum, 1925 and back. They work against the outside of the original small drum. The Rocky Mountain Brakes made today are available for both the small drum and the 26-27 large drum. The Small drum version includes a larger brake drum that fits ...
by jsaylor
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: replacing touring top

I am replacing the top on my 21 Touring using the Classtique kit. The rear straps on my car were adjustable. The ones that came in the kit are not. They just nail on. What are you all doing in this area? Is the adjustable feature necessary. I don't remember ever adjusting them in the past.
by jsaylor
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Stem
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Valve Stem

Hal, Try a metal valve stem. Steve spells it out here.
http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG110.html
by jsaylor
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2618

Re: Top install question

I am going thru the same issues with my 21 touring. I originally did the top on this car some 50 years ago with a kit from Carters. It did not have any covering on the curved sections of any of the bows. I am rebuilding the top with a Classtique kit. The front vinyl wrap came as one piece. The video...
by jsaylor
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: upholstery tool

I ordered one from EBAY a couple of months ago. They call it a Canvas Stretching Pliers. Haven't used it yet. Still waiting on my top from Classtique. https://www.ebay.com/i/223707313149?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3Dcfbea3c574664f3d9f0451...
by jsaylor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Model T afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Fun Model T afternoon

Good to see your family enjoying the T's. Hope we get to do a tour sometime.
by jsaylor
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need info for distributors
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Need info for distributors

The keyway locks it to the cam shaft. I bought mine new 50+ years ago. It came with a pin with a large head to fit the keyway. I modified mine to eliminate the auto advance and added a tab to the body to use my regular advance and made a reversing lever similar to the Bosch front plate.
by jsaylor
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need info for distributors
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Need info for distributors

I have been running one of these for over 50 years on my 21 Touring. The head is the same as mid 50's jeep. Autolite IAD400. Cap, rotor, points & condenser are available from NAPA. The CAM gear is as pictured below.
by jsaylor
Sat May 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead external oil line
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: Hogshead external oil line

That first picture, the front main bearing looks like its way off center or is it just the angle of the camera.
by jsaylor
Thu May 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: Brass "conversion"

Its been said that there are more "15" T's on the road than Henry built.
by jsaylor
Thu May 21, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 3111

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

I have the older orange stands. They have a different number than those being recalled. They have served me well over 15 years on both modern cars and Ts. And very heavy RV. I am inspecting the notches for wear.
by jsaylor
Tue May 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re Dizzy points
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Question re Dizzy points

Instead of replacing yearly, carry a complete set of ignition parts in your tool box.
by jsaylor
Sun May 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1841

Re: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead

I have used the varnish seal with good luck many years before Good RTV was available. I trim the felt to fit then dip it into a can of varnish. Then using a clip I hang it up to dry over night. This forms a dry crust on the outside of felt but the inside is still not dry. Form it over the back of th...
by jsaylor
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FP Pinion Bearing Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: FP Pinion Bearing Questions

I used Loctit on the set screw. Also be sure to set the U-Joint clearance on the bushing at the front. Some say its not needed but good insurance in case the collar does slip.
by jsaylor
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber mats in a closed car
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: Rubber mats in a closed car

I am using a rubber touring floor mat in the front of my 27 Tudor. It only required a small amount of trimming on the outer edges and around the seat legs. Much more practical than carpet for a car that I drive a lot.
by jsaylor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 4498

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

I had a counterweight break in half and fall into the sump. The ring gear picked up one half and jammed it between the gear and the side of the pan. Had to pull the hogs head to get the jammed half out and fish out the other half. Luckily this happened while starting.
by jsaylor
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 1886

Re: Model t handbrake

If you still have the all metal cast brake shoes, there are lined versions available that might provide a little more grip. Check you favorite vendor parts catalog or online version.
by jsaylor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 54
Views: 6861

Re: Speedster build.

Yes. I took some "S" hooks from the hardware store and bent one end and hooked into the magnet, ring gear holes. For the ring on top make sure to get one rated to hold the weight. I think the one I found was rated for 900 lbs. Open the end of the chain up to put on the ring and close. I took this sh...
by jsaylor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 54
Views: 6861

Re: Speedster build.

Best way to handle the trans is to use a ring with three chains hooked into the Magnet bolt holes.
by jsaylor
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: camshaft gear wear

Dude & Son, Yuba City, a, does cam bearings as well as other T babbitting. See their add in the Vintage Ford.
greenbeanmachine128@gmail.com
by jsaylor
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: camshaft gear wear

Also check the bolt that holds the front cam bearing in the block. If the end of the bolt that fits into the cam bearing is not a tight fit, then the cam bearing and the cam can move fore and aft causing a hard to find knock.
by jsaylor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Float valve
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: NH Float valve

The ball type float valves are notorious for sticking. Do as Dan says, get one of Scott's valves.
by jsaylor
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: Starter bendix springs

I have used Model A Bendix springs on my T's for years. They are a little bit larger in diameter but work fine. They are tougher and hold up much better from kick backs.
by jsaylor
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 3088

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Erik,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. All of us in the Mother Lode Club will miss him.
by jsaylor
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: June 1-6 Golden Gate Tour is a GO!!! and there are a couple of "late-comer" spots still available.
Replies: 44
Views: 6122

Re: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

So, on your way home make a short drive over to Auburn for the 46th Annual Mother Lode Model T Club swap meet Sunday, June 7.
See the flyer in the Vintage Ford.
by jsaylor
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 3079

Re: Sacramento laws

For those of us in Sacramento County, be nice to your neighbors, Give them rides in your cars, so no one complains to the code enforcers. I thought about contacting my county supervisor for clarification, but then they know where I am and what I do.
by jsaylor
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two guys, one speedster, 27 days, 6,948 miles
Replies: 19
Views: 5041

Re: Two guys, one speedster, 27 days, 6,948 miles

Enjoyed the stories especially the road side fixes. I have one of the "M" exhaust manifolds that gave me some grief last year. Yes, mine is extra thick and required some jiggling to get the clamps on. But the real issue with it was the ports were not machined to the proper depth. When I fired the ca...
by jsaylor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Tail light Thoughts

One using a horn button housing and one using a modified PVC pipe "T". If you are going to combine the turn signals with the brake light using the schematic above you will have to add some diodes to isolate the front from the back.
by jsaylor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Acrylic Lacquer Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Acrylic Lacquer Paint

Hi Joe, Acrylic Lacquer Paint is not legal in California. TCP Global has it, mail order, but they won't ship to California. You will have to use a single stage poly or have someone from maybe Nevada get it for you.
by jsaylor
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about cam bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Question about cam bearings

Dude & Son in Yuba City, Ca does cam bearings. See their ad in the Vintage Ford
by jsaylor
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

Lining differences - when I took the McMaster-carr lining off, I tried the Black composite. It worked very well on the Touring but not so good on the heavier Tudor. So then I went with the woven from Chaffins on the sedan. Still had issues trying to stop the Tudor. After much adjusting the linkage ...
by jsaylor
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

I used the lining from McMaster Carr on my 21 Touring and 27 Tudor. After about a year I found the lining was severely wearing my drums. I removed the lining and am now using the woven metallic from Chaffins with no issues.
by jsaylor
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?

The cloud museum near Bard Ca. Just Nw of Yuma
by jsaylor
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Shaft Bushing bore
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Drive Shaft Bushing bore

When you press the bushing in, line the groove up with the grease cup hole then drill it. Allows the grease to spread to the whole bushing.
by jsaylor
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5615

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

Drove the old 21 in the West Sacramento Veterans Parade with my two Grand Sons. The older one just became a charter member of the Model T Explorers Club.
by jsaylor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Langs catalog
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: Langs catalog

I always go to mtfca.com and click the Suppliers link. Then you have them all.
by jsaylor
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Carburetor Control
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Carburetor Control

You can buy them new from Snyder's or Lang's or other T parts suppliers.
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 6016

Re: KIDS AND CARS

My Grandsons love to go for rides.
Boys N 21.jpg
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield Swap Meet 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Bakersfield Swap Meet 2020

Bakersfield swap meet April 17-18, 2020.
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Vottage Regulator

The diode cut out is not a voltage regulator. The one with the regulator is a full solid state voltage regulator. Have never heard of one failing.
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 3628

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

Yes they do. A nice 2-3 mile loop. They even have a program where you can pay $$ and learn to operate a locomotive over the loop..
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 3628

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

Here is a video of #23 running down the tracks at the Portola Museum mentioned by David.
https://www.wplives.org/gallery/m23_rid ... video.html
by jsaylor
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Explorers Club
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Explorers Club

My Grandson received his MTFCA Explorers Charter membership letter today. He's very excited. How many of you have signed up your kids and Grand Kids?
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential gear 2502B
Replies: 16
Views: 2104

Re: Differential gear 2502B

Glen Chaffin just posted a few days ago that they now have the 12 tooth pinion is stock. With the39 tooth ring gear that's 3:25 and with the 40 tooth ring it's 3.33.
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Easiest and the most sanitary and still look original would be a Ruckstell. Easy to shift and you effectively have 4 speeds forward and 2 reverse. Add a foot throttle and you can shift all 4 with ease. But with any auxiliary, you will need good brakes on the rear axle.
by jsaylor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Holley NH carb **SOLD**
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: For Sale: Holley NH carb - excellent condition

Looks nice. 26-27 style.
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bottom metal channel for window glass for a 1927 Coupe
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Bottom metal channel for window glass for a 1927 Coupe

Hi Joe, I did some work on my 27 Tudor front windows a couple of years ago replacing all or the felt channels and the mechanism and rollers, but not the bottom channel. None of the side or top channel parts sold by any of the vendors would fit my doors. Snyder's uses the same part numbers for A and ...
by jsaylor
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New exhaust manifold porblems.
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: New exhaust manifold porblems.

I recently ran into a problem with a repo exhaust manifold where the port recesses were not machined deep enough. I had difficulty getting it to tighten up against the block. I fought this thing for several hours before I measured the depth. They were only .115 deep where an original was .190+. I ha...
by jsaylor
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 3934

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I have been using a glass sediment bowl under my 21 Touring for 50 years. Driven lots of dirt and gravel roads. Never had a problem with it being broken by rocks and debris.
by jsaylor
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

Make sure you have a current insurance certificate.