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by Jem
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bargain!
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Bargain!

Went to a Flathead & Hot Rod swap meet Sunday. Stole this for a fiver. No dents, no cracks, all glass good, just very dirty and minus font and burner.
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by Jem
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak help, anyone seen this before?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Oil Leak help, anyone seen this before?

I have had oil sucked up into the cylinder by a poor fit of the spark plug, the thread in the head was worn. Not sure of the physics of why it did that but I fixed it by wrapping some aluminium foil round the thread. Warped manifolds are common, you can heat it up to cherry red and clamp to the bloc...
by Jem
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

An old timer, long gone (Eric Goodey, of the famous Berkshire clan) told me an old trick for starting was to use a tyre lever to tweak the pulley forward and narrow the mag gap enough to get it a spark on the first pull on the handle.
by Jem
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles

IMG_20200820_100035331.jpg The wreck is a circa 1920 Rolls Ghost. The recovery vehicle was once a Daimler car, probably a limousine that spent the Great War dragging generals about. Lots of people donated their cars to the war effort. After the war's end, many ended up in a big vehicle dump in Slou...
by Jem
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question about brass
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: A question about brass

A fellow near me with a 09 Stanley told me he had his brass gold-plated so I never needed attention 'It was surprisingly inexpensive!'. But he owned half the county, so his idea of inexpensive may vary from ours.
by Jem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Model Ts

That bus is mind-boggling! How does a 20hp drag all that body along, let alone filled with passengers. Imagine if a bunch of kids rushed to grab the back seats - the front wheels would lift off.
by Jem
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2718

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

I have just submitted an article for our club magazine on the joy of slow driving. Throughout the T era, 1903 to 1930, the national speed limit in Britain was 20mph.
by Jem
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2524

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Working tractors here have to have a roll cage, most have an air-conditioned cab and are quite fast; seat belts would seem quite sensible. Going back to vintage vehicles, belts won't help in a major accident but they will stop you coming out of the seat under heavy braking or a swerve. I know a coup...
by Jem
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

I remember discussion of the driver's door and whether the license plate was Canadian. Following the Shorpy link doesn't show me any info on place or date.
by Jem
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Installing balance beads

I confess. I don't use them in my T, but my V8 & my VW camper.
by Jem
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Installing balance beads

I use a small orbital sander to vibrate the stem.
by Jem
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: I"m in a bind.

If you follow all the suggestions above and it's still stiff, consider this. I had 2 engines partially seize after 2000 odd miles. The cause was wrist pins seizing in alloy pistons. I had to pull the pistons and hone the wrist pin holes. I also drilled oil holes. If you pull the head you should be a...
by Jem
Sun May 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

I stand corrected. I just saw a foot throttle and 2 pedals going down to the left, missed the reverse.
by Jem
Sun May 17, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

Good film that. History takes a beating all right, the pedals the driver slams in his emergency stop don't belong to a T.
by Jem
Sat May 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1354

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

I think there is more than 1 1915 used on Ragtime. Half the film was shot on a big backlot set in Shepperton Studios just outside London, England, so I think we had a duplicate car in the UK. First film I ever worked on, it was b####dy freezing on that lot, we all wore 3 layers under our costumes. M...
by Jem
Thu May 07, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This car is Beautiful - have a look
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: This car is Beautiful - have a look

I've told Ian there is an article to be written here. He has photos pre- and during-restoration. The car was previously owned for a long time by one of our club members Rodger Florio who sadly died just before the restoration was completed, so never saw it. I don't know if we have any history prior ...
by Jem
Wed May 06, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the bears are going crazy on lockdown
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Even the bears are going crazy on lockdown

Teddies on lockdown! Left the Model T ticking over outside the garage and a Teddy decided to go for a ride. His feet couldn't reach the pedals so didn't get too far. Only a broken lamp and ,luckily, no stuffing was spilt.
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by Jem
Mon May 04, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This car is Beautiful - have a look
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: This car is Beautiful - have a look

The chauffeur IS Ian, the owner & restorer, not a model hired to add period effect :-). And I am sure he'll be pleased with the positive comments.
by Jem
Sun May 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This car is Beautiful - have a look
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

This car is Beautiful - have a look

My near neighbour Ian Braban has spent about a decade restoring this Manchester T Landaulette to a standard that would be the envy of a Rolls Royce shop. Check out the photos on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldefule/ ... 850294526/


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by Jem
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 door check straps
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: 1909 door check straps

We have to remember these early bodies were craftsman made so there may be no single standard, it would have varied depending on which man was doing the job and what hardware was available. Like linestriping which varies from car to car. Re my axle, that needs cooperation with a machine shop, not po...
by Jem
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 door check straps
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: 1909 door check straps

Shoul have said never rewooded! Spell check!
by Jem
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 door check straps
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: 1909 door check straps

August 09 Beaudette alloy body, believed never responded or retrimmed.
by Jem
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

Mike Bender recommends you work on the trans with it bolted to the engine on an engine stand. Makes it easier to check for runout with a dial gauge etc. He makes the good point that the factory had separate shops for engine and trans assembly, we restorers are only doing one at a time. Instead of he...
by Jem
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 1566

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

Our fuel in the UK is E5 but we are moving to E10. I am told there will be superunleaded 97 octane available, but I don't know if that will be ethanol free. I've had no problems with any of my cars or tractor on E5.
by Jem
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1870

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

This is British. There were T and TT versions, possibly supplied by one of the bread or flour companies - Hovis? Lots of bakers had them, I don't know of a survivor, the construction probably didn't lend itself to long term use and what could you use a second hand loaf for once the baker finished wi...
by Jem
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

Looking at some lights on a Frenchman's stall at Beaulieu Autojumble some years ago, I asked why the LH of each pair had a white window with blue or green chevrons(like the Citroen badge). The French have, or had, 'priority to the right' - the fellow coming out of the road on your right will shoot o...
by Jem
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 8019

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I’ve been around since 2004. I miss the old forum and many of the old members who are either no longer with us, or choose not to post anymore, or very seldom, like me. I was searching the old forum and I was amazed at how much more interesting and active the old forum was. There were many, many mor...
by Jem
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Temporary closing
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: Temporary closing

I second that. My wife made a rare recce into my shop yesterday and said - this place is a mess, why don't you tidy up?
by Jem
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 2899

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

Well I see some useful parts. Model A radiator, 2 seater body tub, fenders, running boards - might be an open valve motor with 5 ball carb hiding under the hood :-)
by Jem
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hubcap and Spindle thread chaser.
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Hubcap and Spindle thread chaser.

That is a lovely piece. Wish I was near enough to borrow it :-)
by Jem
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch

I still have one of those wrenches which I made myself as an apprentice piece. The car could be one of many British cars with that suspension layout.
by Jem
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch

English plate. I have some photos somewhere of an English trade school with girls fixing Ts - Great War?
by Jem
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 24
Views: 3597

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Digging up an old topic here, is this the Model J #2 that Carl Pate refers to in his Encyclopedia?
by Jem
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: eBay scam
Replies: 4
Views: 634

eBay scam

I keep getting this style of listing turning up on my searches https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184155782868?ul_noapp=true Click on sellers other items and he has over 2000 on offer. Click on the photos and 2nd photo tells you not to bid but email him. Every item I've seen in this style has a different gm...
by Jem
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ran when parked
Replies: 16
Views: 2236

Re: Ran when parked

Read the description and it's not quite the unmolested find the headline suggests, it had a chequered career in the 20s & 30s, maybe it didn't run when parked:-)
And the engine no is 33,000 or so different from the data plate. The vendor seems to think it came from the factory like that.
by Jem
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 5579

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Seems I'm only a puppy in this company, model year 1948. But I have the triple bypass, 7 stents & a pacemaker. And a Ferguson tractor.

Happy Birthday, Stan.
by Jem
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Merry Christmas!

I lurk here everyday, Bud, but don't often have anything intelligent to say.
by Jem
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and everything you wish for yourself in 2020, from the muddy swamp of Lincolnshire. We're hoping for a Dry January - not an absence of alcohol, an absence of rain.

Merry Christmas!
by Jem
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 2691

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

The famous quote is 'Some people know the price of everything but the value of nothing'
by Jem
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

Quite a few British cars in the 30s had freewheels, the idea being you could save fuel. BUT, you had a lever to disengage it when you needed engine braking. This T accessory on its nice tin is a lovely display item but I wouldn't want it in my car.
by Jem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 2902

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Talking to Neil Tuckett, he tells me that a nice car he brought from California some years ago has been nicely restored (but in yellow with tan leather!) and is alive and well in Surrey, England, serial no 33xx. Also the car I mentioned which Bonhams sold was a pre-1000 serial #, (738?) although not...
by Jem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

On the second chara, I don't think that's a frame extension you can see, it's the wooden bearers for the body, I think it's a standard TT.
by Jem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

There are 17 people in that first charabanc, at a conservative estimate that is 1 ton, without the heavy bodywork. Poor little Ford.

On the bus in the museum, I wonder what axle they've put under it and how the brakes are rigged.
by Jem
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 2902

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Here's the block IMG_20191021_135149378.jpg DSC02011.JPG I have too many projects lined up, the no-rivet rear end is about halfway down that list..... Kim probably has a better handle than I on survivors. I've seen the Don Hess' #2 up in Scotland, and there's a water-pump car (# in the 1600s I belie...
by Jem
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 2902

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Tony, some image programs will read PDF and let you output as JPG. Or you could go analog, print it and then scan it back in! Here's the sheets for my car #9267. It's a poor copy sent to me in 1994 by Mark Herdman, I wonder if a better print could be made now. My car has an aftermarket top, so I thi...
by Jem
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 2162

Re: Seat Belt Install

I'm with Jeff on this. Belts are going to help with heavy braking, swerves or minor fender-benders. In a major accident nothing is going to help you much in an antique car, especially a lightweight T, but I think I would rather be restrained from being thrown through the windshield. One suggestion t...
by Jem
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 2982

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

There was a pioneering early lady motorist in the 1900s who used her makeup mirror to check for cars behind. Can't remember her name right now, but she usually gets the credit for the rear view mirror. She also carried a pistol for protection, so maybe she also invented the drive-by shooting :)
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: Seized piston

Good point Art. I made sure that the pin felt free once clamped up in case the clamp caused distortion.
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: Seized piston

Yes, I posted about this not long ago. 2 engines, piston pins seized after a couple of thousand miles, even though they seemed loose on assembly. Seems the old test of letting the rod drop when holding piston horizontal does not work. Honed them out, we'll see how the next few thousand miles go.
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 2709

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

Another comparison, here's the radiator that goes with #9267.
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by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 2709

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

For comparison, here's engine #9267, assembled Aug 16th 09. (There are some non-factory marks toward the rear - it was metal-stitched after joining the 2-piece crank club).
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by Jem
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 2709

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

He does say the rear is late 09 or 10, to be fair. I agree the motor has been faked from a later block (the number block is awful) and we don't see the hogshead to check the 2 lever setup. It's a right bitza and needs a lot of work to make halfway respectable.
by Jem
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?

I bought a car off Dave several years ago. Making contact was difficult, when we did finally talk, he explained he'd been running his log-splitter almost non-stop and couldn't hear the phone😗
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Typo. The town near Neil Tuckett is Winslow, not Wilmslow.
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Oh, I forgot to mention you can see a Hucks Starter at Duxford and also at the Shuttleworth Collection https://www.shuttleworth.org/
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Visiting London is not 'doing' England, anymore than me visiting New York would be 'doing' the US. For car action you need to get out of London - the city is so tangled with Low Emission Zones and Congestion Charges that I don't know anyone who drives an old car in London. If you decide to pick up a...
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

I have had problems on 2 engines with piston pins seizing in alloy pistons after a couple of thousand miles. That causes the piston to cock over and clatter against the bore. Pull #3 and check the piston pin. I also have a noisy cam gear on 1 engine, even though it's new. It has 7thou backlash, the ...
by Jem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?

I think that's a hoot! Stuffing all those bits in through the side door. Need to watch the whole video now, looks very good
by Jem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

This is something I was considering. I have LED headlamp bulbs in my 35 V8 and 76 VW Camper, I may experiment with them in a gas headlamp.
by Jem
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inductive Tachometer
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Inductive Tachometer

Ford put a built-in governor in all their sidevalve engines in the design of the inlet & exhaust. If you have a stock engine it will run out of breath before it can hurt itself, unless you let it get out of control down a hill, as has already been said.
by Jem
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Back! (...sorta')
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: I'm Back! (...sorta')

Had the triple bypass, had the fast irregular heartbeat after...it does settle down and go away. My doc said, get yourself a glass of wine and sit under a shady tree and reelaaaax. BTW that was 25yrs ago and I'm still here. Still taking the glass of wine under a shady tree - purely a preventative me...
by Jem
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Torpedo Runabout for auction in Portugal
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: 1912 Torpedo Runabout for auction in Portugal

No mention of serial no, and I think that is a Dutch registration. They claim the lights are original, are they sure they aren't repros? Bit of a cynic, me.
by Jem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clatter! Clatter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Clatter! Clatter!

Generator!? I have a perfectly good Armstrong starter, don't need no lektricitie. Bearings are all within tolerance. The clatter is a very light noise, like rattling a stone in a tin-can. I can replicate it quite well by grasping the front pulley and waggling it, so I'm sure it's the gear. I don't t...
by Jem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: An English Model T floor jack

Just been reading that site - I feel a collection fever coming on!
by Jem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: An English Model T floor jack

The patent no is the same and I found a site which says Ernest Lake was associated with Harvey Frost

http://www.classic-british-car-jacks.uk ... _Jacks.htm
by Jem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clatter! Clatter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Clatter! Clatter!

I'll check that as I have it all apart.
by Jem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

An English Model T floor jack

Once upon a time, every British breakdown lorry had a Harvey Frost crane on the back - HF did lifting gear. I bought this HF Ford Jack at Beaulieu (our answer to Hershey) in September 1994. Thereby hangs a tale:- I was just out of hospital after bypass surgery, forbidden to drive or lift anything, b...
by Jem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clatter! Clatter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Clatter! Clatter!

I have had this annoying loud clatter on a light throttle - open or close the throttle and it shuts up. The large cam gear is a new aluminium item. Checking backlash, I can get a .007" feeler between the teeth. Is this my noise? Would a nylon gear quieten things down? Does anyone sell an oversize ge...
by Jem
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

You didn't mention the French - check out Ford-t.fr and their excellent annual Concentration event in June.

And there's Alt Ford Freunde on Germany.
by Jem
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

I had .0025 pistons in my 09 when purchased 40yrs ago. When I joined the 2 piece crank club, one got smashed but I still have the other 3. Only trouble is I am in the UK, so the postage cost may be excessive.
by Jem
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 14926

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

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I didn't touch anything, it just exploded!
by Jem
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: When there is smoke there must be fire.

Dallas, you faked that bottle! I recognise it, it's a Jaguar part.
by Jem
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aussie batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Aussie batteries

But you'd know it was there, giving you a warm glow😀
by Jem
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

Mine are like Rich has, but my car left the factory without a top, the top is an aftermarket item ( supplied by the selling dealer I assume).
by Jem
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 2708

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

I had a problem with piston wrist pins binding when hot. Thought I had fixed it, but went out to fuel up and found it stiff to crank at the service station. Once I was home I waved the IR thermometer at it and found area around #4 cylinder was around 500F. There's also a magneto problem so it's goin...
by Jem
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel bearings.
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: Wheel bearings.

When a newbie 40yrs ago I forced my roller brgs in and split the hubs, which I didn't notice until I tried to fit new hubcaps. You find split hubcaps at swap meets which I suspect have been forced onto split hubs. Some years ago I read the suggestion that you grind the outside of the race until is a...
by Jem
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: Wrenches

17017 is the part # for Wrench (spark plug and cylinder head nut). My English book only shows B prefix for 4cyl, 40 prefix for V8 85 & 52 prefix for V8 60. I think lots of the tools were revised to 01A (not 81A) circa 1940 because I find lots of those. Anyway they're V8.
by Jem
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: Wrenches

Just zoomed in on the photo. One seems to have a part no prefix 40-, that is a 1934 Model 40 part. The other looks to be prefix 81A, which is 1938 passenger car. Tomorrow I can check my parts books.
by Jem
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: Wrenches

Misread the topic. Thought it said: Wenches. Disappointed.
by Jem
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!
Replies: 13
Views: 2514

Re: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!

They come in different sizes, the bigger the jet, the more gas flow. If only one works for you, maybe the other three are too big. If you have access to an acetylene welding cylinder you can use that to test how much flow they need - you only need to crack the regulator open slightly.
by Jem
Fri May 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looks like I'm going to Canada next week. The Ford Special is on the road.
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Re: Looks like I'm going to Canada next week. The Ford Special is on the road.

Can't wait to see the videos of you opening it up on those empty Nebraska roads.
by Jem
Tue May 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 4631

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

The London-Brighton Veteran car run got re- routed down Reigate Hill (approx 18percent grade) in 2017 resulting in 4 car crash & 1 driver fatality, after his brakes failed.
by Jem
Thu May 16, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High rpm vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: High rpm vibration

I had vibration which turned out to be loose rivets holding the brake drum to its shaft. That led to the whole trans shifting about because the tail shaft is bolted to the drum. Sorry to say, it sounds like you need to get it out and on an engine stand. I would look at Mike Bender's YouTube videos t...
by Jem
Sun May 12, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another neat photo
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Another neat photo

To get the engine put of my 09 you have to remove the firewall & windshield and have the option of leaving the pan in situ. We don't see the car that engine came from.
by Jem
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 2230

Re: OT but Model T related

I asked a similar question about pacemakers (being fitted with one on 22nd) and got 2 useful links, one a FAQ from a manufacturer. You may be able to Google for a FAQ on your device. https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3310&p=25451#p25451 Good luck with your recovery, ...
by Jem
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

We've had this come up before and someone researched the author - seems he's known to be a grade A no-nothing. Ignore it.
by Jem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pacemakers and magnetos
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Pacemakers and magnetos

Thanks, gents, those 2 links covered everything
by Jem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pacemakers and magnetos
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Pacemakers and magnetos

I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before. My cardiologist says I need a pacemaker. I've read warnings about the EMF from electric welders affecting pacemakers (do I have to sell my TIG?) but does a T magneto generate a strong enough field to affect one?
by Jem
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: Low Head Rust

The resin process sucks it into all the pores of the metal by putting the item in a vacuum tank, and as my head is the 09 original I am unlikely to find a replacement, so I should do whatever I can to preserve it. I'll talk to the company and report back.
by Jem
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: Low Head Rust

Has anyone tried resin impregnation? It's primarily used to fill porosity in castings, it won't fill cracks, but I believe it inhibits corrosion so could reduce chance of further deterioration. I'm thinking of it for my low head which has rust flakes floating around despite using inhibitor anti free...
by Jem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo _ Auto Shop
Replies: 14
Views: 2595

Re: Old Photo _ Auto Shop

The 09 column is very short, I often drive with a cushion behind me. I have seen photos where the wheel was reversed and the levers bent up
by Jem
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 18711

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Art asked for more photos of my 09, here's a link to a 2018 post
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1532436906
by Jem
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 18711

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

IMG_20190330_120344848_HDR.jpg
Got it out the shed and dusted off the cobwebs
by Jem
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Caught me! It's a while since I saw that shaft so I forgot it was the day previous. As for doing an article, that would have to wait for all the other stuff on the to-do list, and it certainly isn't going to happen soon with summer coming at us. Winter is for writing tasks.
by Jem
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Yes Hap, it is the front of the seat frame as you describe. You might like to know the engine assembly date is also 8 17 09 , stamped on the transmission shaft.
by Jem
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Yes it's an aluminium Beaudette touring body, shipping invoice date 8/17/09
by Jem
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Beaudette alloy body no

By dint of gentle scraping at the paint, I have exposed a number on the seat of my 09. It appears to be 657X with possibly a ghostly B off to the left.
body no.jpg
by Jem
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: HACKERS... again
Replies: 30
Views: 4199

Re: HACKERS... again

The best gamekeeper is an ex-poacher.
by Jem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Kingston 5 ball throttle lever - have RHD for swap
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Wanted Kingston 5 ball throttle lever - have RHD for swap

Stan Howe has just rebuilt my 5 ball but it was a RHD unit, and I have a LHD car. Stan doesn't have a spare throttle lever, does anyone have one? I would swap my RHD version if that helps. Jem Bowkett, Spalding UK