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by Allan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Import duties dependent on country of origin? Who'd have thunk it? As the currently available 30" junk clinchers come from Viet Nam, I would have thought tyres bought from England would be imported at at least the same rate, if not a more favourable rate. I like the suggestion that Lucas, as an impo...
by Allan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

In 55 years of T driving and restoring of a dozen or so cars, I too have never balanced a wheel. Then again, I rarely drive over 40 mph and have never driven on today's junk tyres, so the need has not arisen.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Speedometer

Will, two points on your speedo. That type of bracket is used to mount the speedo in a metal dash panel. The unit is mounted from behind, with the bezel protruding through the panel and the 3 mounting ears behind the panel. It does not require a separate mounting bracket. It appears to have tumblers...
by Allan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: Which is correct?

With our Canadian sourced cars, most came with forged L shackles, two pieces exactly the same. The question then becomes is the one nut at the front of the car at the spring eye or the perch?

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

They are also offering heavyweight butyl rubber tubes. I'm guessing adding those to an order for tyres would not add much, if anything, to shipping costs. I would be asking more about the expected tyre life, both in mileage and time. While the asking price may be twice that of the usual substandard ...
by Allan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: broken parts
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: broken parts

Joe, there must be something in what you say. The four dip an was introduced in 1925. It wasn't long before the hogshead grew ears and the block received for a pair of bosses for bolts. The same was carried over into the production of the A model. Just how many times does one ever adjust the no. 4 r...
by Allan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: BRASS MIRROR, NICE, WINDSHIELD MOUNT - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: BRASS MIRROR, NICE, WINDSHIELD MOUNT

Daniel, just hit it with a hammer and te pieces will fall out without damaging the brasswork.

Hope this helps,
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 38
Views: 1674

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

Steve, I presume the blow-up caused the transmission drums to be difficult to lift off the shaft. Using a puller on the reverse drum as you show is not something I would recommend, unless conditions demanded it. Any real pressure applied is likely to damage the drum. I would suggest that it be spun ...
by Allan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Each column is individually assembled, so the rivet holes in the column, the quadrant and box line up only on the original set of components. When substituting other parts, I found it easier to fill the holes and start again. I threaded the holes in the box and filled those with threaded brass rod. ...
by Allan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

My favourite tool is an hydraulic/grease filled puller.Their power is greater than a screw type, and it is applied in smaller, smoother increments. I have never found a gear which will not immediately succumb to its persuasion.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 634

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Peter Kable's photo clearly shows the almost straight arm on the throttle plate shaft. Imagine a RHD arm is set at the position with the linkage hole at 12 o'clock and the idle adjust pinch slot at 6 o'clock, on a LHD carb the linkage hole will be at around 2.30. It is the arm that is moved, the idl...
by Allan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roof material
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: roof material

I can understand mould being a problem in Portland. It is so dry here dampness is a problem we would love to have. For the slats under a fixed roof, I always use western red cedar laths, with spaces between them. The timber is unaffected by moisture and the material can dry from both sides. On my 19...
by Allan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roof material
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: roof material

Interesting Mark. I have used 14 ounce cotton/polyester canvas on half a dozen or more Ts, 3 over timber slats and polyester filling and the rest as open car tops. My roadster buckboard hit the road in 1987 and it has never been treated with anything. Likewise, the fixed top on my 1995 restoration o...
by Allan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 634

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Martynn, Luke, I have never seen a carburetor linkage like the one in Luke's photo. All those with which I am familiar arc around behind the inlet manifold to connect to the carburetor. This means a different throttle plate lever is needed on RHD cars, where the linking hole on the end, the throttle...
by Allan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roof material
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: roof material

Or you could use canvas. Most of our colonial built bodies, regardless of make, were fitted with canvas tops. Today's canvas is even better due to a % of synthetic fibre added to increase strength and decrease any shrinkage. It is ideal in fixed tops like a depot hack. A light colour called sand is ...
by Allan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: radiator shell wanted.26-7
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: radiator shell wanted.26-7

As far as I know, ALL the high radiator shells have sides which are flared outwards at the rear to follow the lines of the hood panels. The flare did not differ on the later 26-7 brass nickel plated shells. Flared sides are a good way to tell a high shell from the earlier low shell which had sides s...
by Allan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

When returning Henrietta to active service, I checked the diff oil level to determine if it needed topping up because there was so much build up of greasy, dirty muck at each end of the axles that the cast iron brake shoes were clogged. There was no oil to dip! Rather, the pumpkin was filled with gr...
by Allan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

Mark, you are not quite right about felt being washed and pounded up hair to make a mat. Hair fibres will not felt. WOOL fibres will. Wool fibres have tiny rings of scales around them. When they are washed, agitated/'pounded', the fibres rubbing together become enmeshed and bind to each other. Think...
by Allan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

Steve, I can see why solder was used. I believe you are working with reproduction top bows. Originals with which I am familiar all have steel castings for the bracketry, rather than the brass your photos show. Consequently, brazing would be the way to go, but not with your brass components. Silver s...
by Allan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1303

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Regardless of any problems with fitting the metal to the frame, it is essential that a centreline for the body is established. That becomes the reference for all the side timbers/angles to be set. The only set vertical timbers are the two which follow the firewall. The others all need to refer to th...
by Allan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

In my opinion, the Fun Projects adjustable pinion bearing kit, standard Hyatt bearings and sleeves on the inner ends of the axles and a set of safety hubs/floating bearings on the outer end is the best combination. The adjustable pinion bearing set-up allows the optimum setting of the crown wheel an...
by Allan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: North East speedometer head
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: North East speedometer head

Northeast is not a brand I have ever seen associated with Ford. Dodge certainly used Northeast electrical components, so that might be a good starting point.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Australia H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Headed to Australia H-1

....not to mention the different throttle plate levers for RHD cars, as this one is.
The one on my 1912 Haigh's Chocolate van works flawlessly, except for an occasional leak when I turn the car off. Stan rebuilt a second one for me, but it's too pretty to fit!

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

Ray, I have had a few hard chromed and ground back to 1.000" That way there's not so much heat involved, and the ground journal is smooth and hard.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

The one Burger posted is most likely a casting, like those used on old engines, gravesites etc. Most dealer plates are photo etched and do ot have such relief. Here in Australia the Shell company sponsored these plates for the dealers if they were interested. The rub-off for Shell was the recommende...
by Allan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 14
Views: 600

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

It depends on any wear on the driveshaft journal to a large degree. If the shaft is worn .010" then the bush needs to be undersized, and a fixed reamer will not be of much use. To use a driveshaft with such wear will also mean the square end needs to be machined back to allow an undersized bush to s...
by Allan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

Steve, If I was to tackle the task I would wirebuff/sandblast/handscrape all the paint off the original forged ends to see how the tubes were attached. Then the old tubes can be ground off back to the parent metal of the forgings. Check the fit of your replacement tubes at this stage. Most likely th...
by Allan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: International Auto Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: International Auto Shipping

In my limited experience, shipping overseas is best handled at the import end of the deal. Shipping costs, storage, customs duties etc are more likely to be known there and all costs are calculated in the currency of the country of import.For the same reason, arrangements made in the country of impo...
by Allan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Year Radiator Shell
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: What Year Radiator Shell

The easiest way to differentiate between a high and low shell is to check the sides. On a low shell the sides are square to the front. On a high shell, they are glared outwards to follow the line of the hood panels. Holes or squares for the lacing for not come into it, for Canadian production too. A...
by Allan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances

Michael, in use,the brake drum and output shaft are one unit. I index them as I assemble them before balanci g them. If you check the run out on the assembled pair of components, you may find you can improve the situation by trying up the interfaces. With easy access to an excellent machine shop, I ...
by Allan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straight sided tires
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Straight sided tires

Tom, I am not sure modern well based tyres actually took over from straight sided tyres. The tyres did not change. Rather the rim technology changed. For example , Ford used straight sided tyres on split rims in 1926. When the wire wheels were developed with their well based, the same tyres were fit...
by Allan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - Stewart 1913 Cast Iron 2 and a Half to 1 ratio Speedometer Swivel Joint Professionally Restored
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: FOR SALE - Stewart 1913 Cast Iron 2 and a Half to 1 ratio Speedometer Swivel Joint Professionally Restored

The 1913 is the part number used by Stewart. I believe the cast iron swivels are correct for 1912 only, but of course will work for all.
I could be wrong again.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: On T-Bay now set of Dill valve stem covers rare
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: On T-Bay now set of Dill valve stem covers rare

Originals sold in a cardboard box, 5 to a set. I bought three new old stock boxes at a swap meet years ago, leaving a dozen or more sets still in the original merchandising stand. The bruises from kicking myself have finally disappeared.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 261
Views: 10415

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Great work Don. Do you see any areas where the joints can be glued? Or, will it all be able move with the twisting of the T frame. I have glued door frames to make them rigid, but lave the rest to flex if they need to.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 962

Re: Steering column

Danny, your brass steering box and quadrant look to be really nice. The riveted case looks to be tight, the quadrant is tidy and the riveting in the steel tube looks tight. With all this looking so good, I would not disturb any of it. Rather, I would cut your later metal tube and weld it to the remi...
by Allan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Coils
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Re: Ignition Coils

As far as I recall, the only deviation from the standard wiring when fitting my True fire was the addition of an earth wire. All that should be needed is to remove this. Otherwise, changing the rotor button and electronic timer for a standard roller/brush type timer is all that is needed. Allan from...
by Allan
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 39 tooth crown gear
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: WTB 39 tooth crown gear

I still have a 13 tooth pinion, as new, If it is of interest to anyone.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Top Iron Holder
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Wanted: Top Iron Holder

Steve, do you mean the clamp-on style as seen in the last photo?
These are relatively common in Australia, as the various body makers supplied them as their cars were delivered. My Holden bodied car built for Tarrants in Melbourne has them made of solid nickel.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight lenses (electric) & RTV
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Headlight lenses (electric) & RTV

James, if it is a fluted lens, one big gob is all that is needed, to stop it rotating on the rim. The rope seal/gasket and the spring will hold it in place when fitted. I'd let it set lying flat on the bench first before fitting it to the lamp.

Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sidelight Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Sidelight Brackets

Bruce, you may be the 49,000,000 th victim of a particular syndrome called paint-before-fit. The remedy is simple. Fit-before-paint is the antidote. :D

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Andre, the one on y 1912 chocolate van is the same as yours, right down to the cam type lid latches. It is a really nice original which I refinished when I restored the car in the early 90's. Unfortunately, I lost the lid with its original matching number and paper instruction label on an interstate...
by Allan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trunk lid skin replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Trunk lid skin replacement

Ken, I don't think that will work on a 26-7 deck lid. The skin is a 3 dimensional pressing. It cannot be slid back and forth over the inner like a flat skin can. It curves upwards at the front and down at the back. If the skin is spot welded, Kevin's removal method still applies. The spot welds can ...
by Allan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gator Gould
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Gator Gould

Paula and Gator's Christmas card arrived just today. I first met Gator on tours in Australia and well remember chewing the fat while cruising on the River Murray on a paddle steamer. He is a top notch fellow. At Chickasha in 2010 he insisted I accept a set of Bosch platinum spark plugs to use in ada...
by Allan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trunk lid skin replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Trunk lid skin replacement

Joe, Kevin is on the money. When checking the fit of the new skin, I would crimp the edge of the skin at the corners with a pair of pliers first so you can check the curvature/fit of the skin and inner panel. If you are not satisfied with the fit, corrections should be made before the lip on the ski...
by Allan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite steering wheel repair
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: Fordite steering wheel repair

On the Canadian sourced cars we have in Australia, the forged spider was the rule for all production. So we have wheels in all sizes with Fordite rims. The lines around the perimeter of the rims seem to indicate mould marks, as though the rims were created using a split mould. These show up as the m...
by Allan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has this site been hacked?
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Has this site been hacked?

Steve, do you mean things like, "needs restored" and " It fit well." You can't expect them to get it right when those speaking the language choose to butcher it.
Allan, ex grade school teacher, from down under.
by Allan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Straight Through ID
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: NH Straight Through ID

Mark, I think your find is a later version of the straigbt through NH. These had the name plate over the vent rather tban the screw in vent. Nice find.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unusual step-pads. Depot hack / Speedster?
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: FS: Unusual step-pads. Depot hack / Speedster?

Most likely used on a horse drawn vehicle, but I have seen them put to good use on a speedster. Matched pairs like these are harder to find.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identification of car in a family photo
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Identification of car in a family photo

A common comment on today's cars is, ''They all look the same'. Even back then, car makers were reluctant to go out on a limb in styling. Think of the Chrysler Airflow. About the only differences in John's post and the Stutz is the shape of the visor, the hood vents and the shape/mounting height of ...
by Allan
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 261
Views: 10415

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

What is Perry going to do with his moter-in-law underground? Are they contemplating mining opals? At least it would get them out of the heat. We are in the fourth day of a 5 day 110 degree hot spell.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 20 coupe gas tank
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: 20 coupe gas tank

George, even if it is not absolutely "correct" for your car, a wooden frame under the seat cushion is common on most Australian bodied cars, so it is period correct. Looking at your 'before' photo, the tank seems higher than the seat base, so it most likely did have a wooden base to the seat assembl...
by Allan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

Mark, does that mean that your LHD cars become RHD when you stand in front of them? I think not.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

Mark, it may help if you specify a RIGHT fender.

Allan from down under, where a right fender is on the right side.
by Allan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A puzzling problem
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: A puzzling problem

Hank, what makes you think I am not already on the naughty list? You get used to it after a while.

Allan
by Allan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose rivets in brakedrum
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Loose rivets in brakedrum

I would replace the rivets one at a time. Drill one out, fit one in.That will keep the hub and drum in line when fitting them together. I note the cracks in the JM photo. I have found a number of such cracks over the years. If the rest of the drum is sound, I have re-used them. There is every chance...
by Allan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3068

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

Gary, how much clearance do you have between the roof of your car and the trailer roof? From the photo, I would be concerned about the car bouncing on its suspension over road undulations and coming into contact with the trailer roof. It could be tied down by the frame to limit travel, but your phot...
by Allan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A puzzling problem
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: A puzzling problem

Well, the answer is embarrassingly simple. Yesterday I drove my chocolate van doing a Christmas promotional out -and -about appearance for the company. I had exactly the same metallic grinding noise from the right hand side as I was hearing in Henrietta!!!!! It went away when I put my new right hear...
by Allan
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moore gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Moore gearbox

The pinion bearing and housing are standard Ford items. You are missing the output shaft, driven gear and the selector dog.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Wanted

Joe, that's the point. The left side is the left side when facing forward, regardless of where the driver sits, regardless of the country of origin.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Wanted

Left is the correct description. Passenger or drivers side is confusing when one considers there are LHD and RHD cars. The left side is correct regardless, unless you are one of the
" view from the front" crew who believe a LHD car then becomes RHD.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

The key is to use a cross piece of hardwood which just fits up to the frame without hitting the splash panels. I use a 3 x 2" Jarrah beam. This allows you to move the stands much further back and wider apart, altogether a much safer situation. Then there is no need to remove the radius rods. Hope th...
by Allan
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are there still good tire deals going on?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Are there still good tire deals going on?

We really need to ask the tyre producers how much extra it would cost to make a tyre with rubber compounds which don't crack up in the sun and will last more than 3000 miles. The carcases seem to give no problems. It's Just the pre-chewed licorice they use to cover them. That's what happens when a m...
by Allan
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are there still good tire deals going on?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Are there still good tire deals going on?

Mike, there are no good tyre deals because there are no good tyres, just inferior products. However there may be good deals on tyres, even though the tyres are sub stsndard.

Allan from down under, where Olympic used to make good tyres.
by Allan
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A puzzling problem
Replies: 7
Views: 866

A puzzling problem

One of the tasks undertaken to return Henrietta to service was the fitting of new rear axle seals and lined brake shoes. There was so much grease and gritty stuff clogging up the works that one side was almost filled. There was evidence that the right hand side shoes and springs had been scraping, e...
by Allan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Inside oil line with large funnel.
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: WTB: Inside oil line with large funnel.

If you buy a new one from the vendors, check the attachment to the tube. A little rework on the tube often means the funnel needs some re-bronze work to ensure firm attachment.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs
Replies: 31
Views: 1002

Re: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs

Hank, that is how I make mine, holes drilled and tapped just for that purpose, as I mentioned in an earlier post. If for some reason they are pressed in, it may take a press to get them out again .That will require some tricky bits to engage on the inner end of the spiggot and to support the backing...
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early spindles
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Early spindles

Mark's observations are in sync with mine. If I can post such observations before potential purchasers enter the fray, I do so to help. Once a buyer has entered the fray, such observations may queer a sale, and I am hesitant to chime in. How do others feel about these matters? I work from a base tha...
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Jumbo auxiliary trans for sale, nice example
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Jumbo auxiliary trans for sale, nice example

Speaking of signs, I saw one at a plant nursery last week. "If a man says he will fix it, he will, without a reminder every 6 months."

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: One 26/7 open car gas tank strap..
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: WTB: One 26/7 open car has tank strap..

Roger, if you don't score one locally, I have a few.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1538

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Are the iron man's legs and nose a modified front wishbone?
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

These photos show how mine work. 20191208_173714.jpg The wire clip carrying the bulb holder simply fits into the groove around the light and the wire is threaded through the vent at the top. 20191208_173714.jpg Here the clip is removed to show details. These are tail/stop lights using a two pole soc...
by Allan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire sidewall cracking
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Tire sidewall cracking

Or, rather than cutting costs, is it to shorten the life span of tyres to sell more? With today's virtual monopoly on production of tyres for a model T, cost cutting is meaningless when there is no competition in the market place. But if they can sell more of an inferior product, that will do nicely...
by Allan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

I made my own. I bent up a circle of Hi tensile fencing wire to clip into the rim of the lamp, leaving a leg into the centre of the lamp. To this leg I soldered a tail light globe holder from an 80's Japanese. Later models have plastic holders, so they are no good. The wiring is fed in through the v...
by Allan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine pan conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: engine pan conversion

Ralph, if the aim is to create a passable early pan out of a later one, there are other things to consider. later pans have the rolled edge all round the pan rail, the pressing shape at the wishbone ball mount is different, the pan arms are different, as is the casting at the rear. If we know your a...
by Allan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Making the whole exercise more difficult is the strength of the reproduction springs offered. I have found them way too strong to comfortably compress at times. I use springs selected from a parts house offering. These are also much easier on aluminium hoods on early cars.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1276

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I believe that tool was designed to pull tubless tyre valve stems into the rim. It sure works well for that. It is also handy when installing truck tyres and the various stem configurations used on those. I have never had the occasion to use it on a T, but then I have never mounted tyres on wooden f...
by Allan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs
Replies: 31
Views: 1002

Re: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs

Phillip, how then do you remove the tape before the hub engages on the taper?

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1276

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Keith, are you saying that the two beads and the valve stem are wider than the distance between the edges of the rim? If fitting one side of a clincher tyre first, then trying to stuff the tube in and get the valve stem down the hole, I can see why some resort to notching the bead. As you pull the u...
by Allan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs
Replies: 31
Views: 1002

Re: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs

Eric, the difference is in the terminology. A floating hub takes the weight off the axles and transfers it to the axle housing, like it does in trucks. A "safety" hub is a floating hub with a retainer of some sort to stop the wheel coming off the spiggot. When fitting "safety" hubs, how is the inner...
by Allan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs
Replies: 31
Views: 1002

Re: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs

When I made these I found considerable variiation in the diameter and the machined finish in the axle housings. Consequently, the clearance between the spiggot and the housing means a press fit is not readily achievable, or necessary. I do not install them with solicone as a seal because it can make...
by Allan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1276

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Here's what I mean. Old tyre with wide beads. No notch needed. 20191204_123403.jpg You can use a clamp on both sides of the stem if you like, but one will do. 20191204_123403.jpg Tbere is no flap in this assembly, rather a rim liner cut from a discarded 13" inner tube. Both beads are levered on toge...
by Allan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1276

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I cannot believe that there is still a need to cut a notch in the narrow beads on tyres available today. I have never mounted a 3" tyre, but even with old, wide footed 30 x 3.5" tyres there is no need for the notch, if you fit BOTH sides of the tyre at the same time. With the tube inflated just enou...
by Allan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey split rims
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Kelsey split rims

John, just be aware that if you need to replace the latch pieces, be sure to offset them as in the last few photos. The pin needs to be wholly on one side of the split. If you have the pin centred over the split, which seems intuitive, you will not be able to split the rim and mount tyres. I have a ...
by Allan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase

John, I bought a tub of model T nuts and bolts at a collector's clearing sale, just to get the Stromberg choke control that was in the tub. That tub goes with me to swap meets and all contents are 10 cents a piece. Numerous buyers ferret through it looking for their needs. I keep it topped up whenev...
by Allan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: info wanted, length and quanity of engine block and hogs head bolts to crankcase

Donnie, as far as I know, the only bolts without split pin holes are those which go into blind holes and do not use a nut, eg. the two lower bolts on the universal joint ball go into a thread in the pan, so no pin holes. The two top ones have nuts and pin holes. So, all pan bolts continued to have p...
by Allan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***

Nice work again Martynn. I am not at all familiar with that style of sediment bulb, so these observations may not apply. The standard drain petcock has a tapered thread to fit it wherever it is needed. Hence the washer you show is redundant. It would be needed if the tap had a parallel thread and a ...
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Matt, that looks like a shackle pin to me. The knorled section may screw off to be filled with grease. The wingnut would be wound out to accept the grease in the cup, and wound in somewhat to force grease into the shackle. A more complicated way of doing the same thing as a Ford greaser as used on t...
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Tail Light Question
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Electric Tail Light Question

I bought a few of those electric tail lamp bodies at Chickasha in 2010, including two Brown made ones. Mated with a RHD version, and fitted with two pin sockets, they make a matched pair of left and right stop tail /lights. I have one left in stock, so I guess I can restore one more car! Allan from ...
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Tail Light Question
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Electric Tail Light Question

Mark, I have never seen a Ford script tail light lens like that. Most of or Canadian sourced lenses were much darker in colour then that you show. They are characterised by a 1/2" round flat spot in the centre of the lens on the outside. There are many replacements available in the lighter red you s...
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Main bearing

The front and centre caps are different! I must go and check my stocks. I had never realised that.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

I have always laid one piece of natural coloured burlap/hessian over the timbers first. To reduce the imprint of the timbers a THIN sheet of padding is next. I use dacron sheeting because it hods together and is not effected if it gets wet. That comes from a shop stocking quilting supplies. it comes...
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 945

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Kevin, I would start again with your fuel system. There is no need for an electric fuel pump in a T, so that can go. It would seem that your car is fitted with a modern carburetor from a small engine. That should go too. If there is any fuel filter, that will restrict flow as well, and it should go ...
by Allan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

If you don't send it back, how can the vendor ever know that it was not a serviceable part? They need to know so that the suppliers can rectify the problem. It is not the end user's responsibility to ensure the product is fit for use by re-working it. That said, if you are unsure of it's status, ask...
by Allan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair of brass headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Repair of brass headlights

Steve, if Hagerty will pay postage to Australia and back, we have the most excellent brass light restorer here in South Australia. His work is world renowned, but not exorbitantly priced to reflect this. He did all the lights on my 1912 van, and just recently repaired a hinge on one side light, free...
by Allan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found source of Ruckstell noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: Found source of Ruckstell noise

Dave, this is my 13 tooth pinion gear. It is barely polished and still shows machining marks on both sides of the teeth. Chaffin's 1916 catalog price was $175. I can let this one go for $150, including postage to your door. If you don't want it, others may chime in. Allan from down under. 20191123_0...
by Allan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1911-1916 Firewall Brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: WTB 1911-1916 Firewall Brackets

Ed, your year frame may need revising. My 1915 tourer had pressed steel brackets which used two holes to mount to the firewall and still used the two holes on the top of the frame rail like the three hole forged brackets used earlier. Mine was a Canadian sourced car, so this may not apply to US prod...
by Allan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair of brass headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Repair of brass headlights

Steve, the best solution is to have a pro do the work. New flares would be most satisfactory. If you want to have a go first, you may be able to save some cash. I would use a press to get things back in shape before working on any dents. The damaged section of the flare needs to be supported from be...
by Allan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found source of Ruckstell noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: Found source of Ruckstell noise

Dave, if that chip is the worst of the ring gear, I would not be too quick to discard it. If you need a 13 tooth pinion, I have a nice one I removed from my speedster before I sold it. Maybe 5000km only. I kept the 39 tooth ring gear and used it with a 12 tooth pinion in my roadster. Let me know if ...
by Allan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Garland, whenever I fit a Z head, I always have pistons one and four at the op of the stroke to position the head gasket so there is proper clearance. There is enough variance in gaskets and heads to cause interference problems if things are not aligned. Hand crank the motor over before you tension ...
by Allan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 1682

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Tommy, there is at least 1/4" of adjustment.I discovered this when I mistakenly cut the stems on some modern replacement valves to the wrong groove on the two piece collets. There was enough length in the adjusting bolts to compensate, but I wouldn't recommend winding them out that far. Allan from d...