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by BLB27
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Sediment Bulb
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Removing Sediment Bulb

I want replace the sediment bulb from my 1927 couple, but I am concerned about damaging something when trying to get it free. I would appreciate any comments/suggestions.
by BLB27
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: 1924 Engine color

John, What is the year of your T? I have a 1927 coupe that was built in January 1927. The engine has that same blue green color. I ,of course, don't know if it is the original paint. I obtained the coupe in 1954. I have seen that blue green color on some photos on the Form. Could you post a pic of y...
by BLB27
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing door glass in 1927 coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Replacing door glass in 1927 coupe

Where can I obtain information on how to replace the door glass in my coupe?
by BLB27
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

Is the color shown in Norm Kling's Nov. 3 post Drake Green or is blue? My 1927 coupe engine has a color that looks similar to Norm's. I have been considering it to be blue.
by BLB27
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding A 1927 Starter
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Rebuilding A 1927 Starter

I have removed my 1927 starter prior to having my engine rebuild. I could just buy a one, but I want my grandsons to have the experience of rebuilding it. We have the Model T Tips video showing how to do it. It appears that we need to use a "Growler". Are these available to buy or rent?
by BLB27
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

I just tested them again! All but one beeped the tester. I am pretty sure more than that one tested bad several months ago. Is that possible?
by BLB27
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Should I Discard These T Coils

I have nine coils. Some test OK using the hand held Model T Coil Winding Checker "Coil Beeper" and some do not. Should I discard the ones that do not test OK or should I make them available to someone? What use could someone make of them?
by BLB27
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 engine color
Replies: 2
Views: 288

1927 engine color

There is a December 30, 2015 post by Wayne Murray- Anacortes,Wa that shows a engine painted blue. My 1927 couple engine has that color and I think it is "probably" the original paint. I have seen many posts about engine color but have not seen any about "blue". Any comments?
by BLB27
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

Thanks Hal, I like it. Your dimensions will be helpful.
by BLB27
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

I want to use it for storage/shipping.
by BLB27
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

I want to build a wood engine stand. There was a September 22, 2018 post by Hal Schedler, Sacramento that had photo of one he made out of 2x10 lumber. I have saw the same photo at other posts with members asking for dimensions. Does anyone know the dimensions?
by BLB27
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

It turned out be easier than I had anticipated. I had the package tray out so access to the two bolts on each side was easy, with them out the lid came out with little effort.
by BLB27
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

I have a question for Norm Kling. What would you call the color shown in your Nov.3 (9:17 pm) post? I have a Jan. 1927 couple which has a engine color that looks like what you are showing. I purchased it in 1954 so of course it could have been repainted.
by BLB27
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

Is it difficult to remove and reinstall the trunk lid on a 1927 coupe? Is there any items that need special care? It fits very well. I want to get it back the same.
by BLB27
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Jim, Yes, I agree it would be good to post pictures, but I am still having difficulty learning how to post pics.
by BLB27
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

The piece that holds the wiper to the top frame is broken. Is there way to replace it?
by BLB27
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

I was successful in getting the frame apart and the glass out of channels!!!! I soaked the channels in Kroil and then used dental picks to remove the gaskets. Thanks to everyone who responded. The Forum is great!
by BLB27
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Ready to Remove the 1927 Coupe Body
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Getting Ready to Remove the 1927 Coupe Body

Thanks Jim and Bob, very helpful! I was concerned because it looked to me that very little distortion of body (or frame) would make it hard to align the holes in the frame and body because there does not seem to be any provision for adjustment.
by BLB27
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Ready to Remove the 1927 Coupe Body
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Getting Ready to Remove the 1927 Coupe Body

The body to frame bolts have been removed and I'm getting ready to remove it from the frame. I plan to remove the body using the four man lift procedure described in the Service Manual. The question I have is "Is there a possibility of the body getting out of square after it is removed and moved to ...
by BLB27
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Has anyone used liquids to soak the old gaskets to help get the glass out of channels?
by BLB27
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Thanks again, Jim. How did you keep the glass centered in the channel?
by BLB27
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Thanks Jim. A good explanation! Are there any gaskets available that will work with 3/16" thick glass? Are there any solutions that could be used to soak the frame/glass interface to help get the glass out of the channel?
by BLB27
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

I got the windshield removed by siding it out of the hinge. Now other questions. How do I remove the glass? There are two screws in each of the top two corners. If I remove these, will the top frame be released from the two side pieces ? What can be done to "free" the glass from the frames?
by BLB27
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

1927 Coupe Windshield Question

There are five fasteners that connect the top of the windshield to the panel above it. Are these screws or small bolts with nuts?
by BLB27
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Andy Loso - need contact info
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Andy Loso - need contact info

Need contact information for Andy Loso.
by BLB27
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly

I don't see a piece listed as "fuel needle".
by BLB27
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camerons swap meet new date and other changes
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Camerons swap meet new date and other changes

Hi Rudy, I and my grandsons have started restoring the coupe!!! I will call you.
by BLB27
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly

William, Why a plastic bag? Why not a plastic tub?

Todd, Where is the "fuel needle" located?

Thanks to both of you for responding.
by BLB27
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly

I have disassemble the vaporizer unit and am having difficultly removing some internal parts as follows: 1) The Primary Air Tube ( where it passes thru the top and bottom of the Exhaust Manifold) 2) Primary Air Tube (where it enters the Choke/Venturi Housing - - this is a short 1" piece because the ...
by BLB27
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

The gas cap on my 1927 coupe is "stuck". Any suggestions on how to remove it? What kind of wrench?
by BLB27
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advise on Vaporizer Carb Overhall
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Need Advise on Vaporizer Carb Overhall

I purchased a replacement seat/needle unit that the float activates. The needle tip is neoprene. Is that better than or as good as the normal metal tip?
by BLB27
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advise on Vaporizer Carb Overhall
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Need Advise on Vaporizer Carb Overhall

I have disassembled my vaporizer and the float good. Should I replace it just to be on the safe side? I could submerge in gas to check for leaks.
by BLB27
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2270

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Does Evapo-Rust have the same ingredients as Krud Kutter-Must for Rust; that is phosphoric acid? If not, do both remove rust about the same? Any pro or cons for either?
by BLB27
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Krud Kutter-Must for Rust vs Copper
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Krud Kutter-Must for Rust vs Copper

I am going to clean my 1927 vaporizer carb and manifolds with Krud Kutter- Must for Rust. Is it OK to have it contact copper pieces?
by BLB27
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?
Replies: 8
Views: 447

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

How is the inside metal trim piece (around the front, top and back of the window) attached to the door? I think it can probably be removed by prying with a screw driver, but without knowing how it is attached I am hesitant to try to remove it.
by BLB27
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Vaporizer Carburetor

Thanks to both Steves. It worked! The bronze nut on the bottom of the carb won't come off. Is it ok to use 'high" heat on it too? Probably a dumb question but I was hesitant because of it being bronze.
by BLB27
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Vaporizer Carburetor

Thanks to both Steves. It worked! The bronze nut on the bottom of the carb won't come off. Is it ok to use 'high" heat on it too? Probably a dumb question but I was hesitant because of it being bronze.
by BLB27
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Window Glass---How do replace it!!!?
Replies: 8
Views: 447

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

I just removed the upholstery panel on the doors of my 27 coupe to see how to remove/replace the glass. After looking what I exposed I have no idea how this is done! What can you tell me or where do I find instructions on how it is done? My door handles are broken off.
by BLB27
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water Inlet Piece
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Water Inlet Piece

The water inlet piece that bolts to the block is significantly corroded where the hose overlaps and also the surface that fits to the block. I don't find any replacements in Snyder or Mac catalogs. Are these available?
by BLB27
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Fan Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Radiator Fan Assembly

I removed the fan assembly from my 1927 coupe. The surface area where the hose fits over is corroded. Will this result in leakage when the new hose is installed? Another question: The other parts of the assembly look good. If I reuse it, how likely is it that some grease will leak and make a mess? M...
by BLB27
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Vaporizer Carburetor

I just can't get it loose. I plant to rebuild the carb so I think I will use a dremel to saw thru the sleeve nut. Any comments?
by BLB27
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Vaporizer Carburetor

I am trying to disassemble my 1927 vaporizer. I can get all of the bolts loose, but not the vaporizer outlet tube nut. Any suggestions?
by BLB27
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Jim, I recently used the tape for pinstriping on a old John Dree sulky plow which I am going to put in a museum in my small home town in N.D. How long do you think it will last. I try using paint and gave it up!!
by BLB27
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Rust from Manifold
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Removing Rust from Manifold

I plan to soak the manifold in "Krud Kutter-Must for Rust" to remove rust inside. The product is phosphoric acid, will it damage the cast iron? I have been using it on steel and it really works.
by BLB27
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Jim, Thank you for that good description, just what I needed!! When I learn how to post photos, I will send some of my 1927 coupe that my grandsons and I are working on.
by BLB27
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Need Help-How to Post Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Need Help-How to Post Photos

Need answer to my 9-26 questions>
by BLB27
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the Steering Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Removing the Steering Wheel

Allan, I did what you said and off it came! Thanks.
by BLB27
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Removing Steering Column

I got the column out with the pitman arm on. Thanks to everyone who responded!!
by BLB27
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Question for Jim, but first thank you for the info.

What was the surface condition of the fenders before priming and how did you prepare the surface for priming?

What did you do to the underside of the fenders?
by BLB27
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Jim, Thanks. Did you use rattle can paint for the top coats on the fenders or just for the primer.
by BLB27
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Number of Coats of Paint

I Plan on using the following procedure to paint small parts on my 1927 coupe (examples- horn, spare tire mounting bracket, crank, etc.): 1) Remove rust with " Krud Kutter - Must for Rust" 2) Apply 50/50 solution of "Must for Rust" and stilled water 3) Prime with Rustoleum Bonding Primer 4) Top coat...
by BLB27
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Removing Steering Column

Norm, The Ford instructions says to use a hammer to hit the pitman arm to remove it. You said hitting with a hammer will damage the gear box. Could you comment further on this?
by BLB27
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the Steering Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Removing the Steering Wheel

Can the steering wheel be removed on a 1927 T with out a puller?
by BLB27
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Need Help-How to Post Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Need Help-How to Post Photos

How do you resize photos? Is there a program to download on the computer? David said size should not matter. I have noticed references to resizing so I am confused.
by BLB27
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Removing Steering Column

I am removing the steering column from my 1927 coupe and am having troubling removing the piece at the very end of the shaft. The Ford instructions says to remove the castle nut and then hit it with a hammer. It won't move, and I want to be careful not to damage the piece. Any suggestions??
by BLB27
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Help-How to Post Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Need Help-How to Post Photos

I posted this topic a few days ago. There were responses, but now I can't find it. I wonder where it went!
by BLB27
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Need Help-How to Post Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Need Help-How to Post Photos

I want to post photos. Can someone guide me thru the procedure? I also need to know how to resize photos.
by BLB27
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Posting Photos

Where do I get instructions on how to post photos?
by BLB27
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Should I Do With Them?
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: What Should I Do With Them?

What is Parkersize?
by BLB27
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Should I Do With Them?
Replies: 5
Views: 609

What Should I Do With Them?

I am disassembling my 27 coupe. I plan to reuse the various bolts and other fasteners (I assume that is the way to go!) I will soak them in " Krud Kutter - Must for Rust". Any comments or suggestions?

I put them in plastic bags and mark what part they came from.
by BLB27
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Head Bolts

I removed several head bolts from my 27 coupe. I noticed that only about 1/2 inch of the threads were engaged into the block. I would think there should be more engagement. Any comments?
by BLB27
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sandblasting Equipment
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Sandblasting Equipment

I have a 1927 coupe. What type of sandblasting equipment is available for cleaning small parts I will encounter in restoring it? Is there such a thing as a "small" sandblasting unit? If so, where can such equipment be purchased?
by BLB27
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help--How to Clean Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Need help--How to Clean Radiator

I have removed the radiator from my 1927 coupe. The coupe hasn't been run since 1959. How do I clean out the inside of the radiator?
by BLB27
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Model T cutaway video

Does anyone know if and where the actual unit showed in the "Model T Cutaway Video" can be seen?
by BLB27
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Questions About Painting

Jim, My wheels are steel not wood.
by BLB27
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Questions About Painting

I am going paint a 1927 coupe steel spare tire wheel as a trial run before painting the other four wheels. I will get it sandblasted and then prime and paint by spray can. It looks to me that painting the individual spokes by spray is going to be difficult. It also appears to me that by the time I g...
by BLB27
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

Painted it, looks very nice. Sounds great! Is this Model F by E.A. Laboratories a Ahooga horn? Another question: Does it matter which terminal on the horn is connected to battery positive?


























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by BLB27
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Bumpers--Front and Rear
Replies: 1
Views: 205

1927 Coupe Bumpers--Front and Rear

Did front and rear bumpers come on 1927 coupes from the factory or were they an add on accessory by dealers? Were bumpers chrome or painted or both?
by BLB27
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

IT WORKS!! I did three things: 1) Tightened a screw that was loose holding one of brushes. I could see the brush move. 2) Loosened the adjusting screw until the sound stopped and the tightened it until it gave a good sound. 3) Sprayed some brake cleaner on the motor and then blew it with air. I don'...
by BLB27
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Horn Works, BUT!!

I have a 6v motor horn made by E.A. Laboratories. It is Model F. It had not been run in 60 years. I took the top cap off and oiled the armature shaft top and bottom. I connected it to a new 6v battery, and it works. However, sometimes the armature won't turn. If I move it just slightly, it works. Th...
by BLB27
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previous Forms
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Previous Forms

How far back can old forms be accessed?
by BLB27
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Testing a horn

There have been postings that say a magneto horn's back piece looks like a tuna can which is what the bottom photo looks like. I have a battery horn, and it looks like the top photo.
by BLB27
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Testing a horn

Are the photos reversed in the 3rd post? Isn't the top one a battery horn and bottom one a magneto horn?
by BLB27
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a useful wrench
Replies: 20
Views: 3302

Re: What a useful wrench

I have one, but assumed it was for spark plugs and head bolts. It is 9" long so I wondered if it actually was for head bolts because is that length long enough to tighten those bolts?
by BLB27
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previous Forms
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Previous Forms

Can forms earlier than 2009 be viewed. I was on the 2009 form but couldn't get to the 2008.
by BLB27
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Testing a horn

In addition to the horn that was in my coupe's trunk, there was one bolted to the bottom of the frame where the emergency brake handle is attached. It used one of the two bolts that attaches the brake handle to the frame. The horn looks like the first one in the photos posted above. It has a "thing"...
by BLB27
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a Screw Jack and Spark Plug Wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Cleaning a Screw Jack and Spark Plug Wrench

Steve, Do you brush or spray paint your jacks?
by BLB27
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Testing a horn

Steve, When you say "looking in to the horn", do you mean looking down the open end or looking in inside the horn with the cover removed. In a 2009 form Hugh Jass said, "The battery horns have an inner insulation composed of modified bitumen roofing tar. That's the way I've always identified them." ...
by BLB27
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a Screw Jack and Spark Plug Wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Cleaning a Screw Jack and Spark Plug Wrench

Were tools such as screw jacks and spark plug wrenchs painted from the manufacturers?
by BLB27
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Testing a horn

Mark, Did mean my horn is neither a battery nor a magneto horn? If so, what is it?

If I hook a magneto horn to a 6v, you said it would go clunk. Does that mean it would be damaged or just not reacting to the battery?
by BLB27
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 871

How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

I have watched a number of videos of coil restoration, and they show how the coils are adjusted using several different testing devices. " Back in the day", how did the typical Model T owner keep the coils adjusted without having these devices?
by BLB27
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a Screw Jack and Spark Plug Wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Cleaning a Screw Jack and Spark Plug Wrench

I just cleaned a old screw jack and plug wrench using a degreaser, wire brush and then gas. They clean up well, but there is rust. I want to paint both. Should I soak them in white vinegar? Any suggestions regarding primer and paint??
by BLB27
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Re: Testing a horn

My horn is shorter than the two shown by Pep and the back is dome shaped. I took the dome off and found a Delco Remy stamp inside. There is also a 801 number at another location inside. I don't know how to enter photos yet, but will learn soon, I hope. I didn't know there were two types of horns, a ...
by BLB27
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1529

Testing a horn

I have an old horn that has been in the trunk of my 1927 coupe for years. I want see if works. Do I have to be careful of size of wires I use to connect it a 6v battery?
by BLB27
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe

I have a 1927 coupe that I want to paint the inside area of the trunk, under the seat etc. There is no major corrosion. There is, of course, surface rust.
What type of surface preparation and what type of paint do you recommend?
by BLB27
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild engine and transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Re: Rebuild engine and transmission

What is Joe Bell's contact information?
by BLB27
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Bender (engine rebuild)
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Mike Bender (engine rebuild)

Need contact information for Mike Bender>
by BLB27
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

I plan on removing the coupe body in order to paint the frame. Will the gas tank be easy to remove then?
by BLB27
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

My 1927 coupe hasn't been run in 60 years. I going look into the gas tank with a light. What do you think I will find? What generally needs to be done to these tanks when restoring the vehicle?
by BLB27
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rebuilding rear axles and drive shafts
Replies: 1
Views: 468

rebuilding rear axles and drive shafts

Who rebuilds rear axles and drive shafts? What is the cost?
by BLB27
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Photos

Where can I find instructions how to post photos?
by BLB27
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many ACTUALLY Made?
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: How Many ACTUALLY Made?

For 1927 Ts the enclyclopedia says "Black wire wheels became standard on the closed cars late in the year but were optional until that time." My question: Before the wire wheels became standard, were the optional wire wheels black or could they have ordered a color and if so, what wheel colors were ...
by BLB27
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe History and Then Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: 1927 Coupe History and Then Questions

I want to share something interesting, regarding the 1927 coupe that has been stored for 60 years. It has been moved five times during that time. The left front tire has been "completely" flat each time. I pumped it up for each move, and it stayed inflated for a couple months each time. Hard to unde...
by BLB27
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild engine and transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Re: Rebuild engine and transmission

What would be a reasonable price for rebuild of a 1927 engine and transmission, assuming no cracks?
by BLB27
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 7999

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Jim, I am so glad I found your information. I have a 1927 coupe that is "just like yours". I bought it from a farmer in North Dakota in 1954 when I was in high school. It hasn't been run for 60 years. Now, my son and grandsons (and me) are going to work on it. We do not have your experience etc.,but...
by BLB27
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

Thanks John. Why remove the fenders and running boards? Why remove the spare tire holder?
by BLB27
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: coils

Andy, Do you rebuild engines and transmissions? I am in Ames, Iowa. If you do, what is your contact information? I have a 1927 coupe?
by BLB27
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild engine and transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Re: Rebuild engine and transmission

Anybody familiar with J & M Machine Company ( in Massachusetts) regarding engine and transmission rebuilding?
by BLB27
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild engine and transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Rebuild engine and transmission

Who rebuilds engines and transmissions. I have a 1927 coupe.
by BLB27
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

I would appreciate some guidance how to remove a 1927 coupe body from the frame. I want to remove it to be able to repaint the frame. The T has not been run for many years.