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by George Andreasen
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Universal touring six speed transmission.......
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Universal touring six speed transmission.......

Thanks everyone.........I'll convey all this info to the man.
by George Andreasen
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Universal touring six speed transmission.......
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Universal touring six speed transmission.......

I got a call from a Nevada member, trying to get information on a "Universal touring six speed" transmission for a T. That nomenclature is embossed right on the side of the box, but he can't find any information about it at all. He asked me to do some computer research, and although I tried every co...
by George Andreasen
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

I learned a long time ago if water flows through the radiator, in a car, too fast it doesn’t have enough time to cool down. I don’t know that this would play a role in a Ts cooling system but in a pressurized system with a pump it sure does. I wonder if it’s possible in a T ? Absolutely correct. Ba...
by George Andreasen
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

Tiger Tim wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:59 am
So basically you get a lava lamp sort of thing going on in your engine? Neat.

To expand that idea, what about a glass radiator and colored water? Be a real show stopper in a parade................ :D Seriously though, Ford's system worked well in over 15 million cars. Why fix what ain't broke?
by George Andreasen
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: As seen on Craigslist
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: As seen on Craigslist

You were deceived by the incorrect fixture in the chuck........it should be a paddle. World's first model T milkshake machine..........
by George Andreasen
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Alberta Family
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Old Photo - Alberta Family

Great photo. Is it me, or is the wishbone on the bottom of the axle ala' later T's?
by George Andreasen
Fri May 31, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gasoline Fumes
Replies: 21
Views: 1652

Re: Gasoline Fumes

This is a long shot, going back to my cable splicing years at the phone company........ Anytime we entered a manhole, it had to be "sniffed" first for any flammable gases. We used a small gas detector with a squeeze bulb, hose and wand. The wand was inserted in one of the holes designed for removing...
by George Andreasen
Wed May 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing oil from concrete.........
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Removing oil from concrete.........

I'm posting this at the request of a member who saw a posting asking about getting oil out of concrete, such as a driveway. A useful trick, since the model T tends to "mark its territory". I couldn't find the original post, so here's the info he gave me..... Get a bag of Portland cement, NOT concret...
by George Andreasen
Mon May 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Balancing Water??
Replies: 25
Views: 1994

Re: Balancing Water??

Having been a former "tractor restorer", I can tell you for fact that the chloride solution used for weight is responsible for many ruined, rusted rims. A tube leak allows it to attack the steel. The alternative these days is ordinary windshield wiper solution........won't freeze. However, I don't t...
by George Andreasen
Mon May 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photos- Speedster along the road
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Old Photos- Speedster along the road

Looks like the guy in the last photo is seriously sparkin' that gal! Hope her daddy's not around.................. :shock:
by George Andreasen
Mon May 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: First Post in a long time
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: First Post in a long time

I'm impressed with the way you "formed" the rear of the cab. Usually a cut off touring looks like...........well, a cut off touring! Your project has a "factory" air about it. Good job.
by George Andreasen
Sun May 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need a quick measurement.........
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: I need a quick measurement.........

Thank you.....and of course, mine are all over the place but at least I have an idea of what a "normal" setup is supposed to be. I think I'll "dry assemble" the engine (no gaskets) and see how the bands line up.
by George Andreasen
Fri May 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need a quick measurement.........
Replies: 2
Views: 456

I need a quick measurement.........

I assembled my transmission "of many parts" and discovered that the space between the drums is uneven. Could someone slide a feeler gauge between their drums and give me the measurement? Not really sure if corrective action needs to be taken yet, but it would be nice to have an idea of what it's sup...
by George Andreasen
Fri May 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty

I'm not sure that acetone will dissolve JBWeld, but then again, I've never tried it. One thing I DO know is that epoxies of any type lose their strength rapidly when heated. JBWeld, when heated to approximately 500 degrees Fahrenheit (propane torch), will simply crumble away. Any residue is easily s...
by George Andreasen
Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal
Replies: 16
Views: 1267

Re: Tips on Installing a Modern Cam Seal

Bill, using those screws is an excellent idea. It provides an added measure of peace of mind.
by George Andreasen
Tue May 21, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2734

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

I've never been on a tour, nor driven my T on other than Bay Area city streets years ago........ BUT! I know that section of roadway fairly well, and I'm here to tell you that the bicyclists are an absolute menace. Not because of their hobby (sport?), but because of their attitude. They will weave i...
by George Andreasen
Mon May 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ...reverse drum
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: WTB ...reverse drum

Got one! Before I got back to check my post, Hank in Tennessee found one for me. Joe, I did replace the brake drum with one from Dave and I agree, they are nice. Unfortunately, funds are getting a bit tight so a good used one is my only alternative right now. Thanks everyone for your offers of help!
by George Andreasen
Mon May 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ...reverse drum
Replies: 4
Views: 358

WTB ...reverse drum

Want to buy......a good, used reverse drum for my 1918 transmission to replace the good, used drum that I managed to break last night :evil:. Please PM or email. Thanks!
by George Andreasen
Mon May 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....

Allan, I apologize........it IS the reverse drum. I also forgot to mention that close examination shows that the broken out area does NOT go down to the drum surface and there's no damage to the drum itself. My only concern was balance and whether the edges of the break out might chew on the band li...
by George Andreasen
Mon May 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....

This isn't going to be easy to admit....... I've been working on a junk 1918 engine for close to 18 months now. When I say junk, I mean JUNK as the serial number had been roughly chiseled off years ago. To make a long story short, everything needed replacement in addition to rebuilding. I've had the...
by George Andreasen
Thu May 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-What happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Looks to me that the burned cars are in their late teens and twenties. What looks out of place to me is the trailers that are being used to haul out a car. To me the trailer wheels looks like something out of the 30s and 40s. Maybe I’m seeing things or?? Was this a factory or a used car lot or? Or ...
by George Andreasen
Thu May 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 8055

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

After almost three months of part time "tweaking", I finally got my flywheel magnet clearances correct. It was a long haul, involving the correction of original Ford machining errors that were discovered during assembly. Now perhaps I'll get some "juice" to the ignition! This morning is the start of...
by George Andreasen
Thu May 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era shop and car
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: Old Photo - Model T era shop and car

This old photo is a relief.............to me anyway. In all the old pics I've seen, NO ONE SMILES. There is no joy, no gaiety, just posing like it's a mug shot for cryin' out loud! That guy on the right looks like he's having a good day. Maybe the boss just gave him a raise........ :lol:
by George Andreasen
Wed May 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why do people do this????
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Why do people do this????

I sympathize Dan.........I was on I-5 here in California and saw a vehicle towing a large flatbed trailer.......with a military truck on it. Not remarkable, except the tow vehicle was a little, itty bitty Honda!! There's an old saying that the good Lord watches over children and drunks. That should ...
by George Andreasen
Wed May 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 1676

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

Moderators........not trying to turn this into a political thread by any means, but....... I watched a fascinating video about a British research team drilling ice cores at either the north or south pole (can't remember). The cores were analyzed for gases and particulate matter going back almost 300...
by George Andreasen
Wed May 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A quick transmission question......
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: A quick transmission question......

I just came back after I realized how silly the question was (brain fade)......sorry about that, but thanks for the quick reply!
by George Andreasen
Wed May 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A quick transmission question......
Replies: 3
Views: 477

A quick transmission question......

I should know this already, but.......

If the transmission is in neutral.......handbrake lever back, but rear brakes NOT engaged.......will the service brake (pedal) still operate and stop the car?
by George Andreasen
Mon May 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2679

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

Coming in at the tail end here........yes, a condenser (capacitor) can go bad, most certainly so and cause all kinds of havoc. There's a crude but simple way to test this. What color is your spark when the plug is outside the engine? Is it "fat" and blue, or sort of white and spindly looking? If the...
by George Andreasen
Sun May 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Balancing Beads
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Balancing Beads

Really curious to see your follow up report on this. From memory some like 'em, some don't............ ;)
by George Andreasen
Sun May 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 1676

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

I studied the chassis and frankly, I'm not sure what I'm looking at....... I see a massive storage battery at the rear. I see what appears to be an electric motor at the front. I see what looks like two inline compressors between the frame rails and some other mysterious device on the opposite side....
by George Andreasen
Sun May 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help me date this photo, if you don't mind!
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Help me date this photo, if you don't mind!

The visible (gravity) gas pump is the correct height.......most were at least 7' or so.
by George Andreasen
Sat May 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Period Accessory
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Period Accessory

Nice find! Those spring oilers took many forms, but generally did a good job of keeping the leaves lubricated. I do take exception to one of the package claims though......"Takes place of the shock absorber" ??????
by George Andreasen
Sat May 04, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Babbitt

Quick test for any lead content........drag the Babbitt across a piece of clean, white paper. If it leaves a gray mark it contains lead.
by George Andreasen
Fri May 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 2858

Re: A new Model T road

I don't know it all. I don't even know half of it. I used to know half of it....then I forgot 25% that. Then learned 20% of the half that I didn't know and remembered 10% of the quarter that I forgot. Then my three kids became teenagers and I forgot 85% of everything learned and remembered. I figur...
by George Andreasen
Thu May 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re-bending brass windshield channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Re-bending brass windshield channel

Sorry about the double post above...........I must have hit the wrong key when editing!
by George Andreasen
Thu May 02, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re-bending brass windshield channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Re-bending brass windshield channel

Gentlemen, going by my long experience of annealing cartridge cases, I would heat the brass only until it turns a dark brown or black. This happens rather quickly, so be prepared to remove the heat source (torch) immediately. As you "work" the brass when shaping, it may be necessary to anneal more ...
by George Andreasen
Thu May 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re-bending brass windshield channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Re-bending brass windshield channel

Gentlemen, going by my long experience of annealing cartridge cases, I would heat the brass only until it turns a dark brown or black. This happens rather quickly, so be prepared to remove the heat source (torch) immediately. As you "work" the brass when shaping, it may be necessary to anneal more t...
by George Andreasen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues

"Screw tool tight".....LOL! I love that and will start using it from now on. "How's that bolt?" "She's screw tool tight!"

Seriously, I'm glad you found the problem(s). The loose bowl screw was bad enough, but combined with a mal adjusted spark it would DEFINITELY cause problems.
by George Andreasen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model A hubs on T axles..........
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Model A hubs on T axles..........

Arn't the rear (or fronts) hubs cast steel? That's what I thought Mark. I can't see Henry using cast iron for something like hubs.....just doesn't make good engineering sense. In any case, it's going to be a while before I actually get to that point so any information I get is being fed into my ref...
by George Andreasen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model A hubs on T axles..........
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Model A hubs on T axles..........

"they're simply not as strong as a set of wire wheels" - another Model T myth... Yeah, but you haven't seen my wooden wheels............LOL. Actually after reading these posts I've changed my mind a bit. It would make far more sense to machine the A hubs to a press fit over the T hubs, then weld ca...
by George Andreasen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model A hubs on T axles..........
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Model A hubs on T axles..........

Before I'm told to research this, I already have but want to verify what I've found. I'm putting a speedster together, nothing fancy, just fun. Wood spokes add a nostalgic, "antique" appearance but they're simply not as strong as a set of wire wheels. Now the cost of a set of T wires has gone throug...
by George Andreasen
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need price estimates for Model T iron
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

Re: Need price estimates for Model T iron

One of my pet peeves for over fifty years years, the guy that won't sell a part(or parts) for a decent price, but will sell them for scrap at a fraction of the price if he doesn't get his price. That goes for anything, not just T parts. I don't get it. :? :? :? Dave Pride........just dumb, stupid p...
by George Andreasen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine machining tolerances
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Engine machining tolerances

George A. said, "A caution here: bore and hone the cylinders FIRST, until they clean up to a standard oversize, THEN order the pistons." That is just backward. It assumes that you know what size the pistons will be before you ever get them. They might be the size you think they will, or they might ...
by George Andreasen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine machining tolerances
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Engine machining tolerances

Cylinder bore depends on what type of piston you intend to use, aluminum requiring more clearance than cast iron. Any shop should have the clearance specs on hand. A caution here: bore and hone the cylinders FIRST, until they clean up to a standard oversize, THEN order the pistons. I did it backward...
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

It's perfect..........you have the right method. Congrats!
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

We learned about "spontaneous combustion" when I was in grade school. Thought they taught it to everyone......guess not.....a workman at the local school district office thew a bunch of linseed oil soaked rags in the corner before the weekend. $200,000 damage from the fire. Workman had never heard o...
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

I'm in the early stages of a speedster (read, dreaming/planning). This is one of those odd moments when the real item looks far better than the original artist depiction! Nice cars........very nice indeed.
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I had a scare this weekend!
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: I had a scare this weekend!

As we progress or digress it is important to determine where we are. :-) Sometimers is half of halfhimers; halfhimers is half of Alltimers :-) I mean dementia. Best of luck with your assessment. Always remember......job speed is everything. Never do a job too slow or too fast, just kind of half fas...
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I had a scare this weekend!
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: I had a scare this weekend!

According to a noted psychologist, losing your car keys is perfectly normal........everyone does it. The problems begin when you're holding the keys in your hand and can't remember what they're for............. :lol: Such goofs are normal at all ages when you're in a hurry, distracted or thinking ab...
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tool help
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Tool help

I thought Chevrolet from that era had five rim bolts, while Ford had four? Correct or no?

Even if the Ford wheel is a different size, it should still do the job of rolling the chassis around.
by George Andreasen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: WD40

Spade, I used to use WD40 on my guns also but stopped some years back. The reason is simple......IT'S NOT AN OIL, and will protect very little. It's a good cleaner for oily, greasy things and will dry out ignition points because it's a water disperser, even good for squeaky hinges, but I discovered ...
by George Andreasen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I had a scare this weekend!
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: I had a scare this weekend!

I'm at that age where I find myself constantly wondering about the "hereafter". I walk out to my shop, thinking about various projects and come to a dead stop at the door, saying "What the **** did I come out hereafter?"
by George Andreasen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Magneto Advice

I had to actually drill the peined end of the screws when disassembling my magnets. They're brass and it's easy to drill just enough of the end so that the screws will unscrew normally..............but be patient! Since they ARE brass, overzealous use of a screwdriver might break one off. In that ca...
by George Andreasen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found 1915 town car remains so many questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Re: Found 1915 town car remains so many questions

By any chance, do you think the original drawings are still available from Ford? Dimensions would be priceless for a project like this if sheet metal has to be formed.
by George Andreasen
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 2718

Re: Restamping engine numbers

I live in probably one of the WORST states when it comes to simple vehicle registration. Everything is viewed as a potential stolen Corvette. DMV employees are usually suspicious and will quote the rule book instead of using common sense.....and of course NONE of them are old enough to know that the...
by George Andreasen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Slingers or mag
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Oil Slingers or mag

In the first T engine I built back in the early seventies, oil slingers weren't available. So, I made my own from thick aluminum angle (3/16" if I recall). They stayed in there without problems for the entire time I had the car and worked very well. Moved a LOT of oil!
by George Andreasen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11874

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

I'm nearing the end of my struggles gapping my magneto magnets. Every time I mounted the flywheel my dial indicator showed a horrible .013" wobble on the non magnet side, so I pulled it apart and checked everything. All good. I finally mounted the flywheel on a mandrel in the lathe and discovered th...
by George Andreasen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Modern seal for front of camshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Modern seal for front of camshaft

That's okay Gene..........I read it again too just to make sure I didn't give the poor guy the wrong dope! :lol:
by George Andreasen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Modern seal for front of camshaft
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Modern seal for front of camshaft

I used a modern camshaft seal ordered from Snyder's. It fit in the recess somewhat loosely, but this is normal as some castings are different from year to year. The only problem I ran into was how to get the seal "lips" over the sharp edge of the cam where the threads end. I solved that by turning a...
by George Andreasen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Lost High Gear

Sam, that spring can be replaced while the engine is in the car, and the method is detailed in the Ford factory service manual (known as "the bible). The rear end has to be at least pulled back, and the car supported on safe jack stands. I have never done this myself, but read up on it in the manual.
by George Andreasen
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: forth main oil hole
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: forth main oil hole

Talking about the 4th main at the rear of the transmission, right? Hole goes UP to catch splashed oil.
by George Andreasen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Disaster From The Rear
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Disaster From The Rear

I agree with both Adam and Tim............T 's got VERY little respect back in ye olde days, despite their excellent service. As mentioned, it's entirely possible that a previous owner pulled half the housing and thought he found the source of that "noise" almost immediately. Overjoyed with his luck...
by George Andreasen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Lost High Gear

Not sure if I understand......if the clutch discs are "glued" together, wouldn't the car be stuck in high? In any case, I think I'd take the transmission cover door off and operate the pedal while watching what's going on inside. If the problem is being caused by old sticky oil, some ATF might loose...
by George Andreasen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Indiana stopping auto racing on the one mile dirt track that runs the Hoosier 100
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Indiana stopping auto racing on the one mile dirt track that runs the Hoosier 100

Okay............I can almost guarantee you that the snobbish "horsey crowd" prevailed on this in order to draw a "high brow" clientele. I can find no other logic that would crush the 100 year old history of motor sports. It sounds like a lot of decisions made by an uncaring board who are ignoring th...
by George Andreasen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flywheel runout..........
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Flywheel runout..........

LOL...........I actually had to read that TWICE, but finally got it! Thank you.
by George Andreasen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piston Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Piston Identification

It's the initials of the manufacturer.......Hang Chow, a well respected recycler of old beer cans in China......... :lol:

Of course I'm kidding. They're almost surely high compression.
by George Andreasen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10455

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane, I've been following your project with great interest. I have a question though. In your first pictures you show what appears to be a piece of box tubing used as a cross member. You mentioned there was some interference though, so you decided against that method. Where was the interference? At...
by George Andreasen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flywheel runout..........
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Flywheel runout..........

My flywheel has .004" of runout in one small portion of the rim, about 4" long, which I discovered when I put it on a mandrel in the lathe. I placed a dial indicator on the FACE of the rim....on the edge it's fine. How could that be you ask? Well, the machining looks good and upon very close inspect...
by George Andreasen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Mystery Bolts

Ummmmm............over travel stops? Only thing I can come up with.
by George Andreasen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another cool accessory
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Another cool accessory

That is really interesting............but it looks like one of those solutions looking for a problem. With all that oil sloshing around inside, why would you need to "oil" the bands?

Still pretty cool though and deserves a display spot on the wall.
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever tried this?
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Has anyone ever tried this?

That's pretty cool........a wire wound rheostat probably, to increase or decrease voltage to the third brush. Only problem.....it's too darn nice and interesting to install in a car! More of a "wow factor" display item..... If memory serves, Bradley was a big manufacturer of radio parts back in the ...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

Ironic............I just junked a perfectly good Keller because I couldn't even GIVE it away...... Rotate the motor pulley by hand while carefully watching the blade. It should RAISE perceptibly on the return stroke, not cutting stroke, which saves the teeth. Or, if you seem to be going through blad...
by George Andreasen
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1838

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

Let's say you've thoroughly cleaned your tank, container, lamp fount, whatever.........and discover numerous rust pin holes or cracks. You can't put any sort of epoxy sealer in that! Not to worry. Use masking or painter's tape on the outside over the holes and then swish the sealer and let it dry. R...
by George Andreasen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring material..........?
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Magneto coil ring material..........?

Herm, thanks for the advice and tutorial. I'll follow it. About the bending question.........I actually tried it yesterday by clamping the ring to my big Royersford drill press. This press is the old "camel back", flat belt style and weighs at least 700 pounds, so it made a good work table. I clampe...
by George Andreasen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed

Kind of an odd question, but interesting. If you're trying to make it sound like a Klaxon or Sparton horn (a-hooga) stop now. Different horns altogether. If it's a standard electric horn, it must have a diaphragm. You might try playing some games with it by loosening the center nut which should intr...
by George Andreasen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Anyone Still Using the Riveted ‘Ears’ 1 Piece Tranny Bands?
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Is Anyone Still Using the Riveted ‘Ears’ 1 Piece Tranny Bands?

Well, my comment doesn't really apply but I have the old style bands in my 1918 engine (Iron hog's head). After test fitting them a few times, I understand why Henry went to the detachable ears..........when it comes time to change my new wood linings, I'll find some.
by George Andreasen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3000

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

A "road kill" bucket........LOLOLOLOL! Perfect!
by George Andreasen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring material..........?
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Magneto coil ring material..........?

True, but there was also "wrought iron". In any case, I'm trying to determine if I can safely "push" or bend the ring about .020". It's kind of heartbreaking really........this is a rebuilt ring and looks beautiful. I'm sure the vendor ground everything perfectly flat, but since it was shipped in a ...
by George Andreasen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring material..........?
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Magneto coil ring material..........?

THANK YOU MARK..................I had a feeling it might be something like ductile iron. I doubted that Henry would have been chinzy and used a simple casting. Cast won't bend. Ductile iron will. Now, I asked for a very specific reason.....mine's bent, just enough that I won't be able to maintain pr...
by George Andreasen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3000

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

I don't think you'll have much of a problem as long as you're there to answer any questions, but you forgot something in your build..........

Where's the small sofa/loveseat perched up behind the driver's seat? I mean, where's Granny and Ellie May gonna sit????
by George Andreasen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: It’s official...
Replies: 17
Views: 1733

Re: It’s official...

I'll add my congrats also Jeff. The dedication of the moderators licked a nasty problem, that of people screwing around just for "sport". There's nothing sporting about it, just idiots trying to irritate others because they think it's "fun". Kind of like the school yard bully, except they hide in th...
by George Andreasen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: leaky sediment bowl petcock
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: leaky sediment bowl petcock

Actually, all gas/gasoline/oil valves of the cone or wedge design are absolutely ancient. I've seen pictures of identical valves made of bronze, used on Roman galleons for controlling water. Any propane or natural gas supplier carries a compound used to coat the two surfaces to insure a gas tight, y...
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photo-Hunters and a stripped down Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Old photo-Hunters and a stripped down Ford

Whoa, good eyes Randy.........I didn't even see the gun on the right!
!
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photo-Hunters and a stripped down Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Old photo-Hunters and a stripped down Ford

They look like coyotes to me.......and the gun leaning against the car appears to be a Browning automatic (or clone, like a Remington).
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Door handle repair

My mistake guys.......I'm not all that familiar with the door latches and inferred from the comments that tabs were involved.
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Door handle repair

Everyone is suggesting to grind off the tabs.........if they're exposed, why not heat them with a small ox-acetylne torch tip until they're red hot (not white) and bend them straight with a screw driver? The two pieces can then be disassembled and repairs made. Since the heating will anneal (soften)...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring material..........?
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Magneto coil ring material..........?

Does anyone know what kind of material the magneto coil ring is made from? It looks like cast iron, or is it some kind of forging?
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 2809

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Scott, Erik Barrett aligned the pan for me while I was visiting so I know it's straight. Everything should line up when installed this time and yes, I was close to tearing my hair out. When everything looks, smells and feels right, it's usually right. This is one of those screwy things that just doe...
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 2809

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Hi everyone.......sorry about no updates lately, but here's the latest scoop: Okay, first of all, about grinding those gears. This transmission was assembled from parts from several others. Not the way I wanted to do things, but everything except the triple gears was pretty much junk. I got a used l...
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2003

Re: Sand Blasting a Model T

I have one of the original TIP pressure sand blasters, purchased back in the eighties. Since the only media I could get was coarse sand, that's what I used. The results were good, BUT the coarse material leaves a bit of a rough finish (big surprise, huh?) so I finally bought 60 mesh sand. It made a ...
by George Andreasen
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 5150

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

The OP asked for estimates based on a "first class" rebuild and are correct. I anticipated at least SOME of my engine components would be usable......nope. It became a long project, as time and money permitted, so it stretched out to over a year. Since I'm going to be 70 this year, I'd better get my...
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steel shims between coil ring and block
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Steel shims between coil ring and block

Well, I for one am interested. I have a goofy problem (I'll do a tell all in a later post) that requires me to add approximately .065" in shims, and the one piece jobs would sure be easier. I'll be keeping an eye out........
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 4422

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I went to our local hardware store a few years back, in order to purchase a couple of plumbing items. I had $20 in my wallet, so I walked around keeping track of the item prices as I went. I plopped the items on the counter and the young lady quickly scanned them then announced that my total was $7....
by George Andreasen
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The outrageous cost of shipping these days....
Replies: 12
Views: 1184

The outrageous cost of shipping these days....

We've all griped about it before, but shipping even the smallest part is finally getting ridiculous. I have to send my ball cap for rebabbiting, along with the drive plate to get it ground true. So, I've spent most of the day bouncing all over the internet trying to make sense of shipping charges. I...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out
Replies: 27
Views: 2724

Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

Been waiting for an update on your project..........and you done proud! The smile on that boy's face says it all.
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 5150

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

The estimates given are spot on. Unfortunately, I based my rebuilding cost on 1970's prices (the last time I worked on a T) and BROTHER did I get surprise! My engine is almost done at this point and I can start planning my speedster frame........after I sell a couple of my grandchildren. The cost is...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 7969

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

This was actually covered in my "Major Transmission Goof" post just yesterday, and here's my decision.... Completed my 90% engine assembly, only to find that the bands don't line up with the drums.........arrgghh! Spend yesterday tearing the whole thing apart and have decided to add a .065 steel shi...
by George Andreasen
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 2417

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

The decision as to what's "on topic" or "off topic" can be vexing to say the least. Face it.......the moderators have a tough job to do. They want to keep anything T related on the main forum, but folks are going to be tempted to start talking about everything from a new litter of puppies to how a d...
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need a measurement favor....
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: I need a measurement favor....

Thanks Dave. Assuming my crank will measure on the low side, facing it would have removed even more material and would account for my line up problems. Really appreciate the effort and information!
by George Andreasen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need a measurement favor....
Replies: 7
Views: 905

I need a measurement favor....

Could I get someone to measure the thickness of a standard crankshaft flange for me? I have a growing suspicion that mine was faced off to true it up and a bit too much was removed, causing my drum/band alignment problem. Thanks!