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by Allan
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help, fuel loss.
Replies: 29
Views: 539

Re: Need help, fuel loss.

Dick, you will get better MPG if you simply switch to Imperial Gallons. You blokes are all being cheated!

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers

Larry, have you a handle on the reason fibre was used in the design. Enquiring minds wold like to know the benefits.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad carb float again?
Replies: 49
Views: 1572

Re: Bad carb float again?

The tap in the photo does not look tapered to my eye, which begs a question. The thread on the fuel tap is tapered, so it would bind on the thread in the carb even if the carb thread was straight, but the engagement would be narrow. If the thread in the carb was also tapered, the engagement would be...
by Allan
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 48
Views: 1677

Re: My apologies

Norm, you needn't fit tyres to wire wheels at all. Most modern tyre shops can fit 21" tyres on their machines. At worst, there might be three little marks on the inside where the clamps grab the rim. The machine does the rest, with no contact between rim and he machine, no scratches, no grief, no bu...
by Allan
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad carb float again?
Replies: 49
Views: 1572

Re: Bad carb float again?

Having to re-tap the thread in the carb body may be a blessing. Just clean it up first and fit the new elbow. If you have thread still showing, but the elbow is not pointing in the right direction, you can re-run the tap to let the elbow run in a little futher. It may take a few tries to get it to p...
by Allan
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers

Rihard, you might like to move one of your decimal points.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wire wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

Re: wire wheels

Randy, the photos of the rims show they are good, at that point at least. No sharp edges, no rust in the rim base. If the rest of th rim is like that, you have a good pair. To some one needing them they will have extra value. Now you just need to find that someone.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Clutch Assembly

The improved car brake drums do not have the same cracking at the bolt holes as the earlier drums. They have separate lugs for the bolt holes. The drive lugs for the clutch have removable shoes which can be replaced when worn. If these were fitted to the usual lugs in an earlier drum, there would be...
by Allan
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad carb float again?
Replies: 49
Views: 1572

Re: Bad carb float again?

The needle and seat are effectively a tap controlled by the float. As the float rises, so does the needle to close off the fuel supply at the seat. Job done.
If the "tap" still leaks fuel, the tap needs attention.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 48
Views: 1677

Re: My apologies

I went back and re-read posts in response to Steve's initial post. I could find nothing or no-one who was offended in their replies, which leads me to believe other social media outlets hosted the "offendees". Just another reason to stay away from such outlets. Keep up the good work Steve. Just don'...
by Allan
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers

Thanks Steve, I went back and re-read the original post and found I was at cross purposes.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transporting a Model T
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Transporting a Model T

I believe the car should be tied down. Wheel baskets do this. Wheel baskets also allow the transported car to move on it's suspension, just like modern cars are hauled. Tying down to the frame means the car flexes on the tiedowns as the suspension works over undulating roads. You run the risk of the...
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: Ruckstell Fiber Spacers

With wear on the diff housings, wear on the axle gear thrust faces and on the ends of the axles, can a new fibre washer of standard dimensions ever achieve the best result? I replace all the worn fibre washers with a custom made brass/bronze one made from a AU$1.00 coin. There's enough thickness in ...
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wire wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 1506

Re: wire wheels

You need the hubs on which they mount, and the hubcaps. Then you need to closely inspect the beads on the rims. These an just as easily be rusted away like standard Ford clincher rims. That would mean finding replacement rims and a new set of spokes to rebuild them. The value of your nugget will dep...
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: drive shaft and rear end rebuild
Replies: 70
Views: 3243

Re: drive shaft and rear end rebuild

Jim, the ring gear must be tight against the carrier. 10 bolts are used to maintain this tension. The whole is designed to function as one part. The ring gear is manufactured separately for serviceabilty sake, the friction between the gear and carrier being the sacrifice for this. By adding a shim y...
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Re: Bib overalls alert.

Bud, now you have broken the ice, it will be a piece of cake to get the right size next time. I love the range of waist and leg lengths offered, and now know just what to order. Changing brands does have its problems though.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cellphone on 6volts
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Cellphone on 6volts

Thank you Peter. My phone and I must live in a different world.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cellphone on 6volts
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Cellphone on 6volts

What kind of cell phone will not hold a day's charge? Mine is not that new, but it lasts me 2, sometimes 3 days before needing a charge at home.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: drive shaft and rear end rebuild
Replies: 70
Views: 3243

Re: drive shaft and rear end rebuild

Jim I know the vendors sell ring gear shims, but that does not mean they are a good idea. If you need a shim behind the gear to get the two closer, the same result can be achieved by using the same thickness shim behind one of the steel thrust plates. There is no drive involved in this application. ...
by Allan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Re: Bib overalls alert.

Liberty finally got back to me on the country of manufacture. All they said was they are not made in USA.
I guess they didn't want to admit the Chinese origin of some.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Tulare ("Bakersfield") Swap meet Pre Sale Aux Transmission, Engine Blocks, Disk Wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: FS Tulare ("Bakersfield") Swap meet Pre Sale Aux Transmission, Engine Blocks, Disk Wheels

Thanks for the contact Matt. Now, is anyone going to the meet able to haul the 15 engine block closer to the east bay area in San Francisco? that is where our shipper operates. We an help with any extra fuel needed if that will help.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hauling swap meet purchase.
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Hauling swap meet purchase.

Contact made. Now we need to get it carted to San Francisco area. That's where the shipper is.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hauling swap meet purchase.
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Hauling swap meet purchase.

One poster wanted to pre-sell items he was taking to the Tulare swap meet in May and I contacted him by mail and responded to his post. So far, no reaction. I am looking at getting an engine block from the meet to Richmond in the east bay area of San Francisco, or somewhere close enough for a courie...
by Allan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Passenger side 1926-27 e-brake rod.
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Wanted: Passenger side 1926-27 e-brake rod.

Ignatio, the difference between left and right rods is he last kink at the rear. It is not too difficult to change one side to the other by reforming that kink, so any side rod would suffice. As far as I know, any rod can be used. An earlier one just needs to be shortened at the front end an a bit m...
by Allan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: paint help
Replies: 22
Views: 1059

Re: paint help

It is difficult to determine the colour you like from paint samples/chips. Not only is the sample area very small, looking at it on different coloured background changes perspective also. I chose colours for my Australian bodied cars by chosing from those used on modern cars. You get to see them in ...
by Allan
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Wheel Key
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Steering Wheel Key

The tap fit is good. If the wheel is a bit loose, then the loctite product I mentioned will help. It may require a hot hair dryer on the hub whenever you need to take the wheel off again.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Wheel Key
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Steering Wheel Key

Steve, on our Canadian sourced cars the key is more like 1/8 x 1/8. Our rear axles keys are 1/4" square.
This is a perfect application for Loctite Qickmetal to take up any slack/wear in either component or the key.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Tulare ("Bakersfield") Swap meet Pre Sale Aux Transmission, Engine Blocks, Disk Wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: FS Tulare ("Bakersfield") Swap meet Pre Sale Aux Transmission, Engine Blocks, Disk Wheels

Mat, I have a good mate who would like the 1915 block. He has had his freeze cracked block repaired, but would love to have yours as a spare, as it is just one month later in casting date for the LHD car he imported. He asked me to contact you to hold it for him. Being in California helps, as it wou...
by Allan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 26-27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: FS: 26-27 Radiator Apron

No Ted, the second set of photos shows the full curvature of the panel. None of the repops I have seen are made so well as that. It's a nice one, for a 1923-25 model.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Running Board Luggage Rack Brackets
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: WTB - Running Board Luggage Rack Brackets

Mark, alternatively, you could bolt a base board to the running board using any existing bolts and then simply screw the tool box to the baseboard. Not quite as easily reversed, but does not require any drilling.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turtle Deck
Replies: 16
Views: 665

Re: Turtle Deck

John and Corey, your parents were correct. It is correctly pronounced coop-ay. Another stuff up occurs with Route 66. Correctly pronounced, it is root 66. These days route is often pronounced rout. Then you get the technoheads who refer to a router. This piece of technology is used to route signals....
by Allan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stripped/Cracked head bolt?
Replies: 33
Views: 878

Re: Stripped/Cracked head bolt?

I use the drill bit as digging tool, not a drill. Of course, the drill has to be smaller than the thread. It will quickly bottom out on the iron head without drilling in to it. The stuff loosened up at the bottom of the hole is broken up and will then blow out easily. If it is not cleaned out first,...
by Allan
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stripped/Cracked head bolt?
Replies: 33
Views: 878

Re: Stripped/Cracked head bolt?

Check the underside in the combustion chamber. On a low head there is cast in a raised ridge around the spark plug hole. On a high head the spark plug hole is drilled and tapped straight through. Others will be able to give you measurements for each. Re fixes for the problem, I would, *use a drill o...
by Allan
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early fittings on a late frame issues.
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Early fittings on a late frame issues.

The early firewall brackets that bolt to the top of the frame have to be removed when pulling/replacing the motor. If you go with the next style I suggested, they do not require removal and will use existing frame holes for mounting. Your choice. There may be an interference problem fitting the hood...
by Allan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early rear Shackle set plus bushing SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: FS early Mae West rear Shackle set plus bushing

Mae West shackles have a larger rounded end at the eye end than they do at the pin end. If the two ends are the same size, they are figure 8 shackles, and these are later. I presume the Mae West nomenclature refers to a well endowed set of hips.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Re: Bib overalls alert.

I read the line of patriotic BS on the Liberty site, but they very carefully sidestepped any mention of the country of manufacture. I asked them to confirm this in an email but I got the usual BS that they appreciate the interest............ etc, but no answer as yet. I thought they were Chinese mad...
by Allan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early fittings on a late frame issues.
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Early fittings on a late frame issues.

It would be simpler to use the next type of firewall brackets. They suit the wood firewall and will utilise the existing holes in the side of the frame.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford pliers and tire iron for factory toolkit.
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Wanted: Ford pliers and tire iron for factory toolkit.

I have a pair of tyre irons, and most likely have pliers in my swap meet stuff. I'll dig them out and get a postage quote if you are interested.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Outside Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: WTB - Outside Mirror

There you go Don. Lovely patina. If you cant live with the mirror glass fault, about the only way around it is to fix a new glass over the existing one. The original is fitted by spinning the brass retainer ring to the glass/mirror head, and it cannot be easily removed.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: touring outside mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: touring outside mirror

Looks good George, even has slotted screws instead of Phillips heads, or did you replace them?

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Re: Bib overalls alert.

Chris, go directly to their website and you will get TWO pairs, with free shipping, for $99.90. I don't know where you got that price.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Actual Board for Running Board End details?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Acutal Board for Running Board End details?

Ignatio, you don't need any wooden blocks. The blocks go under the metal running boards and the fenders go under the blocks. Bolting the fenders directly to the underside of the wooden running board will give just the same alignment.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howell's Sheet Metal problem
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: Howell's Sheet Metal problem

There is a parallel here. For so long tyre dealers have provided junk beaded edge tyres. Now Blockley's have taken up the challenge and have produced quality tyres and really nice thick metal stemmed tubes to boot. We no longer have to be thankful that somebody is at least providing tyres, even if t...
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Re: Bib overalls alert.

The dress for a former school principal's funeral was indicated as colourful, so I wore my hickory striped bibs and a red shirt. I haven't been to a wedding in them yet. Roundhouse list spare buckles and fittings on their site, so spares are available. I like their pockets. There's room for my outsi...
by Allan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying my first Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: Buying my first Model T

Bryan, every model T is different in as much as there is a wide variation in quality of workmanship, standard of restoration, mechanical rebuild etc, etc, etc. The best thing to do is have an experienced model T'er check over any prospect and do as much research into the history/restoration of that ...
by Allan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Actual Board for Running Board End details?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Acutal Board for Running Board End details?

19mm is standard these days, roughly 3/4". With the rubber/linoleum on top, the 1" alloy angle is a neat fit. If the timbers are hardwoods, 19mm is plenty strong enough over the short span on a T. Love the GT stripe!

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Putting a new top on a modelt Fordor
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Putting a new top on a modelt Fordor

Over the slats it is a good idea to add some padding to take out the likelihood that the slats will impinge on the vinyl top layer. Traditionally it was cotton. A better substitute is dacron sheeting, available from quilting suppliers. It is not affected if any moisture should ever get under the vin...
by Allan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Re: Bib overalls alert.

Bill, I have two pairs of different hickory striped ones for "best" wear. Roundhouse have a two to three month wait on some sizes of hickory stripe bibs, so you might like to place an order now. I found some on Ebay that are my size, used but hardly any use. Price is good, global shipping OK, but wh...
by Allan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bib overalls alert.
Replies: 42
Views: 2183

Bib overalls alert.

At our 2019 National Rally in Maryborough, I took delivery of three pairs of Bib overalls, courtesy of one of the US contingent. Thanks again Keith. Two pairs were US made, both new old stock bought on ebay, one pair of Dickies and another of Oshkosh. Dickies are now made in Mexico and Oshkosh only ...
by Allan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster Steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: 26 Roadster Steering column

On our Canadian sourced cars, the 26-7 flange is square. It is an east way to distinguish them from earlier columns, especially when looking for a set of 5:1 components.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Actual Board for Running Board End details?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Acutal Board for Running Board End details?

Peter, I am an amateur painter and have not had much luck with any automotive lacquer finishes over timber. Enamels yes, but not acrylics, even with the correct primers/undercoats. Your input using two pack paint systems is not something with which I am familiar, except that I can't use them in my b...
by Allan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New cars for F.D.N.Y.
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: New cars for F.D.N.Y.

The oversize tyres are 6 lug demountables on accessory wheels. Can't have the fire crew stranded on the road fixing a flat on a non-demountable.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital Scale For Weighing Engine Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Digital Scale For Weighing Engine Parts

Sounds good to me. I use our wool scales which go up to 15kg, but have the same degree of accuracy. Just make sure they are level in use.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cross shaft the same for all years??
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Cross shaft the same for all years??

Barry, this is one fix where precision is not called for. Besides, if you just file to get a start, then add some paint/blue to the brazing, the pillow block will then show up the high spots. You jut need to keep filing off the indicated spots until the block slides over the bronzing. Let the block ...
by Allan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 54
Views: 3697

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Joerg, you look to have it sorted, but the issue of the fan arm to timing cover bolt has still not been addressed. I see the wider than usual fan belt you are using, and note that some of its width must be riding off the back of the bottom pulley. This indicates that the fan shaft is down somewhat a...
by Allan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Actual Board for Running Board End details?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Acutal Board for Running Board End details?

The thickness of the board will be approximately the same as the original running board plus the original wooden spacer used when they are fitted. Just bolt the fenders to the underside of the wooden running board.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cross shaft the same for all years??
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Cross shaft the same for all years??

Perhaps an easier fix is to braze the worn sections on the shaft and file them back to fit the pillow blocks. That way you will custom fit them to each other and you will have a bronze bearing in a steel carrier, like having a bronze bush to take the wear.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB tail shaft ball plate.
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: WTB tail shaft ball plate.

Michael, that piece is simply a bronzed on addition to the retainer. Would you like one made?

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken 21 inch rim lock fix?
Replies: 26
Views: 926

Re: Broken 21 inch rim lock fix?

You may be right about the fit Dick. I was suggesting that with the Canadian style latch, there were no moving parts to be locked up by the galvanising. Our 21" Kelsey wheels have the same straight up outer edge of the felloe as the US Ford rims, so they should fit all felloes other than those with ...
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: drive shaft and rear end rebuild
Replies: 70
Views: 3243

Re: drive shaft and rear end rebuild

The sheared rivets are not that difficult to replace. I got a piece of solid round stock and ground four tapered flats on one end so that it could be driven down the shaft until it engaged the rivet heads. This became the buck against the rivet heads. Remove the sheared rivets and place two new ones...
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Actual Board for Running Board End details?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Acutal Board for Running Board End details?

Ignatio, many of our colonial bodied cars in Australia had wooden running boards. Most were rubber or linoleum covered. Most were edged with 1" aluminium edging, that having raised ridges on the top side to prevent feet slipping. On my speedster, I used plain boards, of whatever length the design di...
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 Nevada plate
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: 25 Nevada plate

Steve, had another thought. Perhaps the silk screen could act as a barrier to the nap on the roller dumping paint into the depressed numbers, while still supplying the colour to the rest of the plate.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 54
Views: 3697

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Randy, it is the fan arm bolt which goes to the timing cover which needs the cotter pin, to stop it backing out. On a brass radiator car the fan shaft does not have a cotter pin. Instead it has a greaser with a female thread which screws onto the end of the shaft as a locking nut. If your fan shaft ...
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this spark rod lever go up or down?
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: Does this spark rod lever go up or down?

Robert, the throttle arm is twice as long as the spark arm. it is likely the ones you show are both variants of the throttle arm.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: water temperature gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: water temperature gauge

I wonder what one would do with the intelligence obtained with a gauge. My T's tell me when they get too hot, usually only when they are low on water for some reason or other. The indication usually shows up on the windscreen!

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For your Easter viewing pleasure
Replies: 17
Views: 708

Re: For your Easter viewing pleasure

The 13 tourer with the light coloured canvas top looks to have a third row of seats. RHD fits with the Japanese appearance of the two gents. I wonder about the significance of the armbands.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Galvanizing split rims
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Galvanizing split rims

I posted on another of Ignatio's threads that a better process for treating rims with moving parts/clips is electro plated zinc. It is likely to be the original process used. Something in the electro plating process sees the interface between parts acting as a resistance to that plating, leaving the...
by Allan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 Nevada plate
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: 25 Nevada plate

Steve, I was thinking along the same lines. Would it be a bit more precise to use a silk screen and squegee to swipe the colour coat over the plate?

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Left Hand Mount Shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Ruckstell Left Hand Mount Shifter

In our RHD cars, the standard shifter is left handed anyway but it is still not much help because the throttle lever is also on the left of the steering quadrant. Rather than make up a RH shifter with all its complications, I added a foot throttle. Dead easy on a RHD car, but a little more complicat...
by Allan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finally got my rear wheel off to look what makes a noise there - but found none
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Finally got my rear wheel off to look what makes a noise there - but found none

Joerg, there does not seem to be a reason for the noise at the axle/hub area. Is your tok tok tok consistent, or does to go tok tok tok, pause, and then tok tok tok again a little later. If the noise it wheel related it may be that one section/felloe is loose on the rim while the other is sound. If ...
by Allan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T Model in April ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2505

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

When backing my tourer into my shed, the open left hand door was caught and sprung way back, breaking it away at the hinges and creasing the cowl panel. The insurance company paid me out for the claim value quoted, and I have been doing the repairs. The door pillar was left in place with just the hi...
by Allan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did you discover your Model T?
Replies: 39
Views: 1717

Re: Where did you discover your Model T?

There had always been a dilapidated 20's tourer driving around my hometown since I was a kid. It got more and more dilapidated, ending up with a late model rear axle and 21" wheels. Then a mate discovered, not one, but 7 various T's in a pole framed, thatch roofed, open shed way up north on the frin...
by Allan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Firewall Finish
Replies: 22
Views: 894

Re: 1914 Firewall Finish

Others are waiting on the report re the slot in the firewall. Original or a later 'fix'?

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T 26-27 Wire Wheel For Sale $110 Or Best Reasonable Offer
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Model T 26-27 Wire Wheel For Sale $110 Or Best Reasonable Offer

Not an A wheel. It lacks the outward pressings between the stud holes, added to strengthen the hub area.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 26-27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: FS: 26-27 Radiator Apron

I have yet to see a decent reproduction of these aprons. Most are semi finished and need bending/tweaking to fit, not to mention drilling. The real failing is they are almost flat, lacking the rounded fullness of the originals. It's great to have them available if one is needed, but they are a pale ...
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Engine Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: 1914 Engine Questions

If you look closely at the third photo, you will see a distinct, sharp transition between the flat on the lifter and the upward chamfer on the side. That chamfer has a clean, straight face. These lifters were made that way. That is not the rounded pattern created by worn valves stems/lifters. I have...
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly

On a different track, hot dip galvanising deposits a thick coating of zinc in all areas. This coating on moving parts will seize them up just as soldering them together will, except that the zinc coating is harder and will not respond to heat as easily as solder does. A better process, but a less du...
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly

Ford did not use flaps in clincher tyres, but I would be amazed if flaps were not used in split rims. They are more important than ever with today's inferior quality thin tubes.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern bearing pinion setup what bearings are used and need demensions
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Modern bearing pinion setup what bearings are used and need demensions

Before all of these replacements, when I was tooling about working tings out for myself, I modified an open spool to take two ball bearings. They were 1" internal diameter to suit the shaft and somewhat bigger than the spool. I simply machined the spool each end to accept the bearings and pressed th...
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Era brake light switches
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Era brake light switches

Tim, few of us have access to original accessories like those you show. I hide my brake lights in old T tail lights, and even have those on Henrietta hinged, so that when she is on display, they disappear up under the tray. The switch I use is really small, easily removed and requires no drilling to...
by Allan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Engine Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: 1914 Engine Questions

Lifters usually wear from flat to a cup on the top, making adjustment difficult/hit and miss. Your lifters do look like they were machined that way. I have no idea why. They do not look like standard T issue.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb adjusting rod
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Carb adjusting rod

David nailed it. Just tighten/replace the brass nut that clamps the mixture needle.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving

Well said Wayne. One of my 7 T's has external brakes, the one with the KC Warford. The rest are driven within the limits of the car's braking capabilities, almost. I have split a pinion gear in a crash stop! There is something ethereal about cruising down the road in an old car, taking in sights and...
by Allan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Era brake light switches
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Era brake light switches

While those are closer to period correct, they are bulky and mounting them would be far more difficult than the 80's Subaru one I use. It takes a simple angle bracket and one hole to mount. The metal housing on the switch is threaded at the mounting, so the switch body is adjustable in the bracket. ...
by Allan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory front bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Accessory front bumpers

If they came with a spreader bar which fitted in the socket at the front of the dumb irons, it would make for a sturdier assembly. I can't see any bolt holes/thread to facilitate fitting same.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always Difficult Pin/Rivet Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Always Difficult Pin/Rivet Removal

Ignatio, if you grind one end of a rivet off flush, it does make it difficult to see what is rivet and what is surrounding it. A good trick then is to pound on the other end of the rivet. This will usually cause the previously ground end to be shown up. Centre unch the rivet first. ThenI drill the r...
by Allan
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Clutch fingers
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Adjusting Clutch fingers

Robert, as far as I know, the 2" measurement is used as a guide to test the clutch spring. Compressed to 2," it should read a certain amount of pressure. The 2" measurement is not applicable to the clutch finger adjustment. They are adjusted so that the gap between the selector ring and he rear face...
by Allan
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More T pics
Replies: 23
Views: 947

Re: More T pics

Wayne, there were two government officials showing. They were supposed have been elsewhere, so have been redacted, in white.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting powder
Replies: 30
Views: 839

Re: tire mounting powder

I can't remember the last time I ever saw a tyre shop use talcum to mount any tyres. You'd think they would get with the program! That stuff they brush on can't be doing much good to the bristles on the brush.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine grounding
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Engine grounding

The most direct and nearest to the starter is the pan ear on the left side. Metal to metal from the ear to the frame, unless you have a thick powdercoat to negotiate.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New exhaust pipe for Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: New exhaust pipe for Model T

If Larry's pipes were made like the Canadian ones, that would overcome the need for the raised upset in the pipe that is so difficult to achieve.
Allan from down under.
by Allan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice on E-brakes shaft failure at hub
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Need advice on E-brakes shaft failure at hub

I"d be grinding a chamfer on the end of the spline and doing the same to the cam, so I could fill the V with a good solid weld. Don't forget to set the cam on the correct spline so the correct orientation between the cam and the arm is preserved.
Allan from down under
by Allan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 34
Views: 911

Re: Coolant

I have no use for antifreeze here in South Australia. Think southern California climate. I use half a cup of soluble oil in rainwater in motors with iron heads and a green coolant mix if an alloy head os fitted. On the hottest of days a T will boil, but it does no damage unless the level gets too lo...
by Allan
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Tudor - Drag link rubbing on radius rod
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: 1924 Tudor - Drag link rubbing on radius rod

Dan T, a RHD steering bracket on a Generator equipped car is way different to the usual LHD unit. There is no room for a throttle shaft going all the way to the Bracket. It is terminated well short of that. On the underside, the distance between the bracket and pitman arm does vary a little, but now...
by Allan
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walden Worcester tools
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Walden Worcester tools

David, I V'ed out two cracks and mig welded them. They have held up well. Now the other two need the same treatment! I have not bothered as yet.The Snap-on socket is far superior. The WW tool is a showpiece now.

Allan from down under.
by Allan
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walden Worcester tools
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Walden Worcester tools

Trent is right about a close check on old sockets. I have a WW wrench, number 1620-2. It has a double ended socket at one end and a single 9/16" square socket on the other end. This is most useful when working on T model main bearing bolts. However, all four corners of the square have split, renderi...
by Allan
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in March?
Replies: 33
Views: 2445

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

Today I finally got around to fitting the H1 Holley carburetor Uncle Stan rebuilt for me some years ago. The occasional leak of fuel when I turned off the van became more frequent, and I was getting T'd off getting under the car to turn off the tap. I'd bought another tap to fit next to the carby to...
by Allan
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Firewall Finish
Replies: 22
Views: 894

Re: 1914 Firewall Finish

I can't imagine the factory messing with coats of stain before varnishing the firewalls. If you have cherry wood veneer, then you have cherry colour, and that will vary because timber varies. Old time varnishes are likely to have darkened the finish more than the clear urethanes available today, so ...