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by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 514

5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool

Does anyone know of a source for these 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tools that are shown in Langs catalog?
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

The problem is likely one of two possible situation: 1. The engine is getting no fuel. The hot air pipe is not connected to the carb input and the venturi effect is icing up the carb and shutting off the fuel'. This can happen in less than 10 minutes on a cold wet day. 2. The engine is getting too m...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Buying a Model T

A title is worth $500 to a $1,000 in Maryland by itself, but then it is worthless alone, as most states are clamping down and inspecting the vehicle to verify the title now. They are also doing it to verify you are not trying to register a Model T with a big V-8 engine and the number is not on a lar...
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: magnet clamp plates
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: magnet clamp plates

The most important measurement is the spacing between those magnet pole pieces and the pickup coil pole pieces. If the spacing is close to .040 you will only have about 8 volts out of the Magneto. .025 to .030 is ideal or fine, if the engine has new main bearings. That is all I had on the first engi...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2280

Re: Need confirmation of problem

I recently purchased a complete 1925 engine that had been in storage for about 40 years. The valve cover was in place and tight, but the inside area was filled in the front area by a mouse nest and the whole center area was filled with a bee's nest. There was a very large mouse nest in the front par...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Don't get me started/starter woes

The earlier new manufactured Bendix assemblies had a slight problem with the grooves not being cut quite deep enough all the way to the end. That caused the gear to slam back hard enough to lock, so it would jam and each new Bendix was good for one start, until removed and freed up again. An easy fi...
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

The most difficult part is finding those magnets.

They are and remain very strong.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, DC coil tester
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: FS, DC coil tester

A friend had one just like it for sale at Hershey for the same price. Either you bought it or it was either a kit or an early cottage manufacture product. That device will tell if a coil is bad, when you get no sparks at all. It will not tell you the capacitor is bad and it is always no good! It wil...
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

Yes, that plastic piece with the magnets is required.

The magnets hold their strength forever!

The magnets shift to make things worse.

The plastic does a melt down.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 578

TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

I have been helping friends with Model T electrical problems for about 40 years now. I have helped a dozen or so with TrueFire ignition problems and most were simple to understand and repair. Two of my friends have had the Timer Rotor do a melt down, due to the engine overheating, in this hotter tha...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: True Fire Box or Timer Module
Replies: 1
Views: 210

True Fire Box or Timer Module

Wanted To Buy True Fire Box or Timer Module. Jim Golden, Bowie, Maryland
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1213

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

Actually, I always thought that the engine was designed that way because most people are right handed and cranking early engines often resulted in a broken arm or wrist, so it was easier to get along without your left hand broken.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Puller Do I Need?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Bill, that original Ford puller has a 5-Z-1172 number on it, but it is hard to see.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Puller Do I Need?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Dan, I stopped by Harbor Freight today and bought one of those pullers. The Part Number is 63684 and it cost $14.95 today without any coupons. The opening is listed as 1 5/16 and needs to be 1 3/4 inch for the rear hub. By careful calculations, and cutting both sides, I have exactly 1 3/4 inch now. ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: remove rear brake drum

If The truck can still be driven, the poor boy or old farmer solution was to loosen the axle nut about three turns, replace the cotter pin (so it can not vibrate off all the way) and drive the truck over a bumpy road or driveway kind of fast. A short trip will usually loosen the drum.
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Bulbs Failing
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Headlight Bulbs Failing

I had that problem with a loose wire from the ammeter to the battery. When the current generated by the ammeter has no path to the battery and does have a path to the lights, the voltage can go up to 36 Volts and the head lights and dash light, along with the tail light go out like the old camera fl...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: New Brassworks Radiator

What most people don't notice is that water inlet on the brass radiator top is 3/8th inch off center and sometimes the vertical piece is bent the wrong way at the bottom and that places the water inlet 3/4th inch off center in the opposite direction.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting crank arm question
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Starting crank arm question

The above message was just a rest, but I over did it.

Nice to see this 2019 Forum actually working again!
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting crank arm question
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Starting crank arm question

I had difficulty with adding the new spring and realized the end that is bent over is longer than required.

Grinding off half the length made it much easier to replace.
by J1MGOLDEN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting crank arm question
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Starting crank arm question

I had difficulty with adding the new spring and realized the end that is bent over is longer than required.

Grinding off half the length made it much easier to replace.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Transmission Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Replacing Transmission Spring

"Tinkering Ted" Aschman has a procedure in one of his two books on how to replace that spring without removing the engine.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 T runs with battery disconnedted
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: 1927 T runs with battery disconnedted

If your T has a generator and the motor is running fast enough to make some electricity, the engine will continue to run and soon may burn out your generator.

When you turned on the lights, you did not have ample current to operate them, so the voltage dropped and your engine stopped.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2781

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Next door, in the State of Maryland, you cannot drive any vehicle on a road or highway that cannot exceed the posted speed limit by 5 mph. That law makes it illegal to drive a Model T on about 60 % of all Maryland roads, and elsewhere. The law was passed a few years ago and aimed at dirt bikes, mope...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Curtis Model F Ford Carriage for cutting Model A Keys
Replies: 0
Views: 250

WTB Curtis Model F Ford Carriage for cutting Model A Keys

This part will have Ford or an F stamped on the back side.
Jim Golden, Bowie, MD
by J1MGOLDEN
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flip top jack
Replies: 13
Views: 1311

Re: Flip top jack

While I learned some time ago that the hole was in the Model A jack, I have never been able to find a reason for that hole.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Chassis or Frame Number
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Model T Chassis or Frame Number

I recently purchased a 1926 Touring at a Delaware estate sale. While I got a copy of the original 1947 Tennessee title and several registrations between 1947 and 1953 with the correct Engine Serial Number, the Delaware title has that number removed and an Washington DC DMV 2112 Number inserted in th...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bauer Steering Wheel Lock Key
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Bauer Steering Wheel Lock Key

What are the likely possibilities of ever finding a key for a Bauer Steering Wheel Lock?

I know the lock was made by Briggs and Stratton and has an E 37 Key Code showing.

That is all the information I have available.
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by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magnet shipping box.
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Re: Magnet shipping box.

James still has that box up in the attic.

There is a possibility that I can photograph the other side.

A friend told me he had several of them.

I will visit him on Monday and I may be able to get some better photos.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3914

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

There is a reason that wrench has a short handle. I added an 18 inch piece of pipe over the handle for extra leverage. Then heated the nut area with a rosebud torch so the nut would turn. That almost worked, but the whole end of the exhaust manifold turned easier and broke off. If the nut turns too ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spare Model T Parts to Carry on a Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Re: Spare Model T Parts to Carry on a Tour

The rest of the list Back Seat Spare Items Tire Hand Pump Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench 2 Spare Coil Boxes Spare Inner Tube Tire Change Bar Tool Axle Jack & Arm Tool Wood Block 1 Spare Brake Band 2 Spare Clutch Bands Brake Band Recovery Tool 2 Rain Coats Small Coil of Safety Wire Small Coil of Electric Wi...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spare Model T Parts to Carry on a Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Spare Model T Parts to Carry on a Tour

There was some questions last year about what spare parts should be carried in your T. I recently bought a Model T owned by the same man since 1947, so he was experienced. This inventory sheet was found in the car, along with all these spare parts that he considered essential. 1926 Ford Touring Inve...
by J1MGOLDEN
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum and Site problems Thursday Jan 31
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Forum and Site problems today

Jeff, the standard print could be just a little larger and bolder for old folks to read.
by J1MGOLDEN
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Old Ford Sign From England
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

An Old Ford Sign From England

I recently bought this old ford sign at an estate sale. No one there knew anything about it, except the deceased couple had an extensive collection of antiques and traveled all over to get them. They specialized in English pottery and may have traveled there to buy some of their items. Could anyone ...
by J1MGOLDEN
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 48
Views: 4197

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Jason, I just bought a 1926 Sport Touring too.

The previous owner bought it in 1947 while still in college, but he took good care of it.

I would post a photo, but these direction to post a photo are apparently written in Chinese.

I'm sure they will limit the SPAM anyway.
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Posting An Image
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Posting An Image

After reading all the fine print, there appears to be no way to transfer an image directly from my computer to this 2019 Forum.

I went to the BBC website for more details and I found no direct image post plan there.

Am I missing something?
by J1MGOLDEN
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Delaware Title Question
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Delaware Title Question

I recently purchased a Model T in Delaware at an estate sale. The 88 year old previous owner had bought this car in Tennessee, when he was in college, back in 1947. I was given the Delaware title, signed by his widow, and a signed and notarized copy of her authorization to settle the estate, along w...
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 52
Views: 3670

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

I frequently met Bruce McCalley at Hershey, tours and a few other places.

I do believe he set the website up and was the webmaster for many years.
by J1MGOLDEN
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vic Tankersley
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Vic Tankersley

Vic and Lorrie attended the Florida Winter Tour last year. He bought the Stromberg OF carb I donated for the fund raiser sale. We visited quite a bit on the tours there and at the dinners. Late last year I tried to contact him, with no luck, to see if he had used the carb. Another friend told me he ...