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by jsaylor
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter question
Replies: 9
Views: 257

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: 27
Views: 978

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: 438

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: 768

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: 693

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: 440

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: 317

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: 274

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: 1054

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: 836

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: 836

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: 836

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: 1234

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: 416

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: 433

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: 491

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: 513

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: 446

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: 173

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 450

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: 755

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: 676

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: 443

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: 758

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: 590

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: 686

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: 712

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: 1298

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: 1044

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: 492

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: 2068

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: 1302

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: 1148

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: 882

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: 882

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: 1216

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: 1624

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: 2702

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: 957

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: 1477

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: 646

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: 970

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: 3786

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: 1578

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: 6122

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: 6122

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: 905

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: 905

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: 573

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: 1456

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: 2689

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: 5451

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: 2714

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: 4568

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: 1817

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: 1071

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: 738

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 1687

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: 687

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: 5036

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: 1852

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: 898

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: 5410

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: 1022

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: 1188

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: 3191

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: 3191

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: 408

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: 1815

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: 2563

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: 504

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: 577

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: 1886

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: 3420

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: 2462

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

Make sure you have a current insurance certificate.
by jsaylor
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire spool source
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Re: Wire spool source

Check out Sacramento Vintage Ford. They sell vintage cloth covered wire.
https://www.vintageford.com/sect_vehicl ... ing%20Shop

916-853-2244
by jsaylor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something's not right with my top installation
Replies: 26
Views: 2963

Re: Something's not right with my top installation

Looks like you may have the support irons for a later 2 man top. In 1921 Ford changed the tack strip from the wide style to a narrower one that set on the inside of the body,The outer edge being more flush with the body, so the arm rest area would be narrower with the top support would be shorter. I...
by jsaylor
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored Stromberg OF Carburetors
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Restored Stromberg OF Carburetors

Bruce, i am interested in the one on the right. Do you take trades. I have one that needs rebuilt. What is your exchange or rebuild price.
John
by jsaylor
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

Here is the article
2104WinfieldHV.pdf
(1.02 MiB) Downloaded 91 times
by jsaylor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Nice pictures. Makes me want to drive a tour like that sometime.
by jsaylor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: planning to drive your T on July 4?
Replies: 26
Views: 3477

Re: planning to drive your T on July 4?

Will be in the Elks parade in Carmichael with the Sacramanto Valley Model T Club
by jsaylor
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: WTB: Spark & Throttle Rod Retainer

I made my own. I started with a piece of oak 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. (scrap that I had) The large hole is 7/8" the two smaller ones are 5/16", space exactly 7/8" from the center of the large hole. Mark it all out first and center punch the centers. Spacing must be exact. ( I used brad point bits) Next ...
by jsaylor
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 2920

Re: LED turn signals?

Had the same issue wit the solid state flasher and LEDs. worked fine until I started the car. The flasher stopped working. I started trouble shooting using an analog VOM and found 28 volts of AC on the DC terminals. My car runs a distributor and a mid 60's 12 volt generator. Haven't had time to trou...
by jsaylor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T Transmission Bands
Replies: 16
Views: 2688

Re: 1926 Ford Model T Transmission Bands

Here are a couple of threads that deal with the slow speed notch or pedal cam with pictures. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/733678.html?1489083840 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/778926.html?1502138019 A worn under size drum will cause the same issue. Temporary fix with the ...
by jsaylor
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

Try taking an IR reading at the top of the radiator tank and at the bottom. Compare the temp drop. And yea a newly rebuilt engine will run a little warmer until it breaks in.
by jsaylor
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

If you have been running with no battery voltage applied to the generator, due to a bad cut out or wiring issue, the generator may have self destructed. Remove the generator, connect battery and ground to it and see if it will motor. Also best to get the MTFCA electrical book. Search this forum for ...
by jsaylor
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?

My 21 top done some 50 years ago has the footman loops on both top and bottom.
by jsaylor
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: motor number
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: motor number

Left side of engine just above the water outlet.
engine number.jpg
by jsaylor
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing a Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: Towing a Model T

Towing with a chain or tow strap is not legal in most states. If you must, as you suggested, pull the plugs, leave it in gear. Attach tow strap to the frame, not the front axle. If you call a tow truck make sure to insist on a flat bed, not a hook truck. JC Taylor insurance has a tow service that gu...
by jsaylor
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 3537

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

Phil. I share you comments. We put in long hours Saturday and Sunday. I love every minute of it. I suppose one day we will be out there pushing the line marking card in our electric scooters.
by jsaylor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering upgrade on my ‘21
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Steering upgrade on my ‘21

Good to hear the new column solved the problem. Replacing the whole column was probably easier than changing the shaft and quadrant in the old one.
by jsaylor
Thu May 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HELP!!! questions about 26 Coupe seat adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: HELP!!! questions about 26 Coupe seat adjustment

As far as seeing out the windshield trying to see traffic signals for us tall people, there is not much you can do about that. Also be careful moving the seat back too far. I moved mine back so much that when I went to do a hand signal I had to put my arm out the rear window!.
by jsaylor
Thu May 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Fumes
Replies: 21
Views: 3117

Re: Gasoline Fumes

I put two RV style vents in the top of my enclosed trailer with hoods so I can leave them open with out fear of rain getting in. I have also seen enclosed trailers with side vents near the bottom.