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by Catbird
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Removing a Starter question

I have back problems and was hoping for a simple, quick answer. HOWEVER as most of you agree, I will remove the Bendix first, Thank you for your help.
by Catbird
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Removing a Starter question

The simple fact REMAINS that if you attempt to remove the starter before you remove the bendix you will NOT succeed since the bendix will hit the magneto winding and you will not be able to pry it or shove it or hammer it to get it out. You MUST remove the bendix cover (4 screws) and then remove th...
by Catbird
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Removing a Starter question

Thank you. Will pull the Bendix first. Looks like no big deal. I have back trouble getting in there. Will get help and do this right.
by Catbird
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Removing a Starter question

Saw a video removing a starter from a car with magneto. They removed the Bendix first and then the starter. They said you should remove the Bendix before removing the starter in a car with a magneto. My car came with an Atwater Kent distributor. Would I be safe to just remove the complete starter fr...
by Catbird
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Christmas village
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Model T Christmas village

Does it make sense to not have Christ in Christmas?
by Catbird
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?

Thank you, Tim Rogers. Opened your post while my wife brought my coffee this morning! She also likes cars. I asked her could she see the difference between Model T and Model A crankshaft. She immediately saw the difference! She said, "The Model A looks 'newer.' " :roll:
by Catbird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 759

What is the difference between a Model T and Model A Crankshaft?

I have heard about people installing a Model A crankshaft in a Model T. What are the advantages? Also, how can I tell if my 1927 Model T speedster has a Model A crank from past owners?
by Catbird
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!

I pulled the head on my 1926 engine. Noticed that the old head gasket blocks the water passage between the 2 and 3 cylinders.

Do I have the wrong gasket for my engine? See picture. I have a new HG, but still blocks the water. Should I make an opening so the water should go through?
by Catbird
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?

I have a '26 with a Canadian engine. I pulled the head. I would like to have it milled.

I would like that! However if it is already milled, I be making a problem.

I carefully cleaned and there are no markings, stamping, that would indicate. Any other way to find out?
by Catbird
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Wire wheel for a Model T spare.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: WTB 1927 Wire wheel for a Model T spare.

Can't make Luray, but thanks.

Email to Dan
by Catbird
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Wire wheel for a Model T spare.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

WTB 1927 Wire wheel for a Model T spare.

I need a 4.00/4.50 X 21 five lug wire wheel to mount on the back of my speedster.

I am in Georgia near Atlanta.
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by Catbird
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1150

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

Share some answers to my original question. Drained the oil. Then pulled the filter (There is a bolt on top that drops the filter housing). It was seriously clogged with crud. Cleaned the housing inside and out. Filled the housing with fresh oil, then added fresh oil Non-Detergent to the engine. Pul...
by Catbird
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1150

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

Excellent responses. Thanks! I can pull the hogshead and the drip tray. Drain the oil and filter. The idea of pulling the mag post and see what's there resonates to me. At least I can see the setup of the oil pressure system. Somehow there is some kind of prime the pump. There is no hand pump. But, ...
by Catbird
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v Generator to 12V?
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: 6v Generator to 12V?

Apologizing for reading the responses because I forgot to click the respond with email
by Catbird
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1150

Model T oil pressure tech question?

Recently acquired a Model T Speedster. It has an aftermarket oil pressure system. Don't have a clue about the Builder.

I started it and zero oil pressure to the gauge. Oil is as supposed to be, upper petcock. The pump and filter are above the Model T "sump" could it needed to be primed?
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by Catbird
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v Generator to 12V?
Replies: 8
Views: 844

6v Generator to 12V?

Working on a 1927 T Speedster. Just bought it and going through it. I know little about the electrical system. It did have a 12v negative ground battery. 12v bulbs are working, 12v coil that came with it. The car was a positive ground and I changed it to negative ground so that the Pertronix would b...
by Catbird
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v Alternator gear or belt? Best price with quality?
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

12v Alternator gear or belt? Best price with quality?

Thinking of upgrading my 1927 Speedster 12v system with an alternator. Gear or belt? Are the gear driven get necessary cooling?
by Catbird
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Rusty, wish I could find more about him. Had to be the same car.
by Catbird
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Yes, the rotor is turning. Finally got the parts from Texas T. I had two day express and it was held up by UPS. I like Texas T! I have replaced the plugs, plug wires, coil 12v, and it gave a bark like it was trying. I found the fuel pump has a separate switch. But, now, the braided line coming down ...
by Catbird
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Still wondering who restored the Model T Speedster. It has some fine enhancements. All wiring terminals are soldered. Wiring is neatly bundled. A lot of love and care has been done. I really wonder what was done to the engine? Do I have a high compression head? Balanced crank? If the 'outside' looks...
by Catbird
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

1913 Marmon Speedster 48B. 9.3 liters. Burgundy undercarriage like the Model T. Burgundy bucket seats. Front fenders. Big Brother
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by Catbird
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Thank you John.

I have several Model Ts, but what really attracted me to this speedster is that it looks like (If you squint) it resembles my 1913 Marmon Speedster 48B. Not sure if I should post the Marmon in a Model T forum? Will do so if OK.
by Catbird
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Just acquired a 1927 Speedster. The previous seller bought it on eBay, five or six years ago, and all he could remember was that it came from California and had been "renewed" in the 1990s. It has a custom trailer with tandem axles. I am looking for any information about it? Who owned it? What upgra...
by Catbird
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pressure system question
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Oil pressure system question

Just purchased a 1927 Speedster with an oil pressure system. I have a few Model Ts, but my first with this system. When I open the upper petcock a quantity of oil pours out. I notice that the oil filter in my car is higher than the petcock. Is there any difference in checking oil level than a T that...