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by MKossor
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - Spring Special
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Coil Tester - Spring Special

Order an ECCT with Advances Features Software and Magneto Test Options and... ECCTsm.jpg Receive a FREE 3 in 1 Coil Point Adjusting Tool 3 in 1 Coil Adjusting Tool.jpg The New Standard for Testing and Adjusting Model T Coils Learn how to test and adjust your own coils using the ECCT and keep your M...
by MKossor
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Tester - Half Price!
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Magneto Tester - Half Price!

Make sure your Magneto output is sufficient to properly operate coils. Magneto Test Result.JPG Add Magneto Test capability to your ECCT coil tester The ECCT Magneto Test option enables you to check magneto output is sufficient to properly operate Model T coils. Instructions and software needed to e...
by MKossor
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Fishing out of season without a license!

Dan, I did use floss on the nut AND stuffed rags on both sides of the drums. Surely, I didn't need to stuff rags all the way up in front of the drums; a dropped nut would simply fall straight down, or so I thought. The floss broke on the first try starting the nut and then nimble fingers lost grip o...
by MKossor
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Fishing out of season without a license!

Great catch! I spent 4 hours over at the transmission fishing hole a while back trying to land a band nut species. Nearly landed it but fell off reeling in; no hits after that. Luckily Bob Jablonski gave me a tip on another great spot to try; the starter hole. That's where I landed this baby! Nut Fi...
by MKossor
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R coils.
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: 1907 Model R coils.

Adjust the coils for equal and consistent firing Time For optimal engine performance; not coil current. PM if you need more information on how exactly to do that.
by MKossor
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2175

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

I apologize for my poor communications skills, I was NOT advocating the new Services category be scrapped. My concern was that moving on topic content to the services category would only be an appeasement IF it remained an obscure category; IF it became widely popular, the complaints would just begi...
by MKossor
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2175

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

It seems you all completely missed my point. A small minority of obsessively vocal complainants successfully imposed their will on everyone here; what they are and are Not permitted to read on topic in the widely popular discussion forum. Moving on topic content to a new and obscure subcategory will...
by MKossor
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another 1927 Engine Paint Color Question
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Another 1927 Engine Paint Color Question

Were the water inlet and water outlet/Fan assemblies painted the same color as the engine OR black like starter and generator?

Not building a show car But would since they have yet to be painted, would like to follow tradition.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery

Here are photos of the Frame and Engine Serial Numbers next to one another. It appears the 1 and 0 are of the same font of the small frame number stamp. So this car could have been assembled post Model T production after May 1928, or more likely, it is really a 1926 Touring (without frame serial num...
by MKossor
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery - SOLVED! I thought...

A closer look reveled the serial number was Over Written! Yes, of course! That would explain it, Someone over stamped the original serial number with a later engine serial number. BUT.. . On closer examination, they appear to be the same serial number only in a larger, different, font furthering the...
by MKossor
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery

Here is one from the front:
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by MKossor
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery

Thank you for the replies. Nothing stamped on the drivers side frame.

Here are some photos of the car.
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by MKossor
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Late 1927 Touring Serial Number Mystery

The Encyclopedia page says this about 1927 Model T production serial numbers: " ENGINE SERIAL NUMBERS :14,619,255 to 15,076,231 calendar year. 14,049,030 to 15,006,625 approx. model year (August 2, 1926 to May 26, 1927.) Note: Records show that the last Model T was serial number 15,007,032 but accor...
by MKossor
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Maintenance Free Timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Maintenance Free Timer

Yes! Same as a stock timer.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Maintenance Free Timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Maintenance Free Timer

Enjoy the best engine performance possible using properly adjusted coils and Zero timer maintenance.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Un-Distributor FS

Enjoy perfect engine ignition perforance with Zero maintenance this Spring simply by swapping your timer for an E-Timer.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

Hi Chris, the website is not set up for international orders. Just send me an email ( mictel@comcast.net ) stating what you would like and shipping address you would like it sent and I will provide you a shipping quote with instructions for placing your order.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2175

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

The forum leadership deserves thanks and recognition for being sensitive to the views and concerns of forum users. The new Services forum subcategory is a proactive compromise to resolve differences of opinion on what content should and should not be permitted on the discussion forum. I welcome and ...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic Coils?
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Plastic Coils?

Paul wrote:
if the fuse burns out, will I see it looking burnt?
No, you have to check them with an Ohm Meter to see if they are blown.
by MKossor
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic Coils?
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Plastic Coils?

Paul said: The timer is an E-Timer and the points have little jump wires but not the little green fuses that the E-Timer The coil points should be shunted with the little green fuses when using the E-Timer NOT jumper wires. The reason is for safety. The fuse jumpers provide a level of protection If ...
by MKossor
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 243
Views: 26467

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Neil, The professional coil rebuilder who propagates the myth Model T coils Must Only be adjusted using AC because they designed to Run on AC (Magneto) simply does NOT understand the fundamental operation of the Model T ignition system. As I have attempted to explain to you on numerous occasions in ...
by MKossor
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing

Darin, Proper Timer setting range is very important for safe cranking and optimal engine performance. Here is a link to illustrated instructions on how to verify initial spark setting 15 degrees After TDC with spark lever fully retarded and how to test for minimum adjustment range. https://img1.wsim...
by MKossor
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

Still time for another New Year Resolution: Learn the art of coil testing and adjusting and keep your Model T running at peak performance year round. WARNING! : Proficient knowledge and skills of Model T coil adjusting with the ECCT can be habbit forming. Incidences of increased popularity with req...
by MKossor
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Maintenance Free Timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: Maintenance Free Timer

New Year Resolution Suggestion: Stop spending time cleaning, lubricating or replacing Model T Timer ever again. Get an Ideal Timer www.modeltitimer.com

And enjoy the best engine performance possible using properly adjusted coils.
by MKossor
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Un-Distributor FS

Still time to get going on your New Year resolutions. ;)
by MKossor
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1500

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

HB Stan URD man
by MKossor
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

Coils seem to operate with no capacitor, but the points don't seem to last very long. Coils with no capacitor (or bad capacitor with little to no value) are vulnerable to point arcing as the contacts break (open). The situation is similar to arc welding where the operator strikes the work with weld...
by MKossor
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.

What all does the HCCT do anyway? Properly adjusted Model T coils are essential for optimal engine performance. Properly adjusted coils means the coils are adjusted for equal and consistent firing time from the moment the Timer (aka commutator) activates the coil to fire spark when the piston at th...
by MKossor
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in December
Replies: 41
Views: 3509

Re: What have you done with your T in December

Busy working in Santa's Model T work shop; he knows who's been naughty (?) and Nice. Better be good for goodness sake!
Dec2020 Hopeful Prosperity.jpg
Happy Holidays!
by MKossor
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus

Pleased to read some good news. Wishing Kevin a full and speedy recovery.
by MKossor
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Rob, so sorry to learn of your friend Tom's entry into Hospice and hope he will receive the care and support he needs at this difficult time. Thanks for sharing your experience with Tom and his unique craftmanship.
by MKossor
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Allen Rotating Spark HCCT on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: Allen Rotating Spark HCCT on eBay

Holy Moley, that's 4 X the cost of the modern coil tester and doesn't even test the capacitor is good!

Wonder museum piece though.
by MKossor
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on a coil rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Need help on a coil rebuild

Great question Darren, several folks have successfully built early coil adapters for Heinz, Kingston and early trembler coils with good reported results. All that is necessary is to build a physical coil adapter that contacts the coil power terminal and timer terminal. These 2 wires are then connect...
by MKossor
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on a coil rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Need help on a coil rebuild

Thanks for sharing your coil test anomaly Don. Please let us know if/when you have a chance to verify engine performance results are excellent using this low inductance (2.56mH) coil with 3 other coils with nominal coil primary inductance (3.3mH +/-20%) that are all properly adjusted (for the same n...
by MKossor
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1185

Re: Milt Webb

Very sorry to learn of the sad news. Condolences to friends and family.
by MKossor
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on a coil rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Need help on a coil rebuild

The question really should be: is it Useable? The answer is YES. You compensated for the lower primary inductance by adjusting the points to fire at the correct time. Same time as the other coils you use in the car and can expect excellent engine ignition performance. There really is nothing to "rep...
by MKossor
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help on a coil rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Need help on a coil rebuild

This is a great educational example of what can be encountered given the vast population of Model T coils and their age. The nominal Model T coil Primary Inductance value is 3.3mH as Bob points out. The test results shown measured the primary inductance 2.56mH which is lower than the nominal range (...
by MKossor
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS COILS
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: FS COILS

Interested in an original K&W set, are the coil points properly adjusted? What tool was used to adjust them? Thanks
by MKossor
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1507

Re: points and condenser

Folks abandoned or still abandon the original Model T ignition system out of frustration and convenience in my view. The tools necessary to properly adjust coil points were scarce, expensive and elusive to master discouraging to the DIYer. The alternative was the periodic expense and inconvenience o...
by MKossor
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2615

Re: What have you done to your T this November

Pulled the tired engine out of out 27 Touring for rebuilding with help from my Son Chris.
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by MKossor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

Neil, as you are aware, I explained the misnomer about using AC (HCCT) versus DC (ECCT) as the preferred stimulus for adjusting coils in detail back in this thread. https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15159&p=115785&hilit=We+all+make+mistakes#p115785 Keep in mind the AC current does NOT rev...
by MKossor
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

What is point arcing? Why is it worse than "Double Sparking" and how is it eliminated?
by MKossor
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

New Year Resolution Suggestion: Learn how to Test and Adjust Model T coils.
(for equal and consistent firing Time using the ECCT)
by MKossor
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Un-Distributor FS

New Year Resolution Suggestion: Return Model T back to stock appearance using buzz coils.
(but with zero maintenance and exceptional performance; install an E-Timer)
by MKossor
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 982

Re: Turn signals

Yup, the Model T electrical system is a VERY hostile environment for modern electronic devices. That's why magneto measurements are made using an analog meter. The electric noise produced by the coils causes digital meters to vary widely. Steve, think back to your Radio days, how did your skit make ...
by MKossor
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Offline reply got it right, No math required. VL/IL is a constant so Dwell time to fire spark (t) varies directly with coil inductance (L) variation when all coils are adjusted for Exactly identical average coil current. If Coil inductance (L) varies by +/-20%, coil dwell time to fire spark varies +...
by MKossor
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Re: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners

Very sorry to learn this sad news. Condolances to the family and Model T friends.
by MKossor
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

...and I wonder if Henry and Edison was aware of that positive side effect? Yes, I believe the design and operation of the Model T magneto ignition system was very well understood. The fact the magnets on the flywheel are advanced with respect to the piston position to account for the coil charge d...
by MKossor
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

John, thanks for the screen shots of your coil test results. I'm not too familiar with the DIY TTF. If the measurement is correct, 22.6A in 0.35ms indicates a shorted (low resistance) primary coil (inductance well below the 0.0033H) which would result in high DC current that is reached very fast (0....
by MKossor
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Art, a few clarifications; The equation I presented does not predict current saturation. The equations specifies the how fast the current rises with time given the values of coil inductance, coil voltage and length of time the current is flowing in the coil primary starting from rest. If there was n...
by MKossor
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Art, the coil dwell time to fire spark is inversely proportional to the operating voltage. The dwell time to fire operating on 6V is approximately twice as long as operating on 12V (2ms). So where does this magic 2ms dwell time come from? Physics. The relationship between coil voltage (VL), coil ind...
by MKossor
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

John, can you post a screen shot showing the single spark test result and the multi-spark test result. Run both tests then press the following 3 keys simultaneously: Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc That will take a screen capture of the test screen that you can paste the screen shot into Word or Paint then save ...
by MKossor
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Full Flow float valve
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Full Flow float valve

Looks like a great product, thanks for sharing the information. Any chance it would help me improve performance on my Vaporizer? Any Uncle Stan's easy helpful hints that would?
by MKossor
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Un-Distributor FS

Mark, Operating on 6V battery should run well above 1200 RPM if: 1. You have sufficient timing advance range (sufficient timer rotation). and 2. Your coils are properly adjusted for equal and consistent firing time. The method your Uncle used to set up coils with an oscilloscope likely resulted in e...
by MKossor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: Un-Distributor FS

The ultimate in convenience and Model T Engine ignition performance with over 10 years proven reliability.
by MKossor
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

ECCT vs HCCT.JPG

The difference between an Engine that Runs and an Engine that Runs well is coils adjusted for equal and consistent firing Time.
by MKossor
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!

Happy Birthday Marines! Thank you for your service to our country.
by MKossor
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY VETERANS DAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: HAPPY VETERANS DAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!

Thank you Veterans for your service.
by MKossor
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

Its coil maintenance and rebuilding season. Don't forget to set your points back to spec :-)
by MKossor
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Coils

Good move Mark, coil points are more vulnerable to mis-adjustment than many realize. Simple, inexpensive insurance to protect your back up coil. Getting coils properly adjusted is very important, keeping them from getting bumped during transit and installation is just as important.
by MKossor
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Coils

Erik does great work with fine attention to detail. That includes packing the coils to prevent mis-adjustment during shipping.
by MKossor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Un-Distributor FS

Distributor Alternative:

Stock Appearance, Automatic Timing Advance and Zero Maintenance.

Performance and Convenience without the stigma.

Model T E-Timer Electronic Ignition. Visit www.modeltetimer.com for more information


E-Timer P3.JPG
E-Timer P3 Board Side.jpg
by MKossor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Coil Tester - New

Thanks for your comments Mario, appreciate the feedback.
by MKossor
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Coil Tester - New

Brand New ECCT coil tester - This tool has earned the reputation as the New Standard for testing and adjusting Model T coils. The ECCT Actually measures how long it takes the coil to fire spark ( Not coil current!). All coils can be precisely adjusted for equal firing time to minimize cylinder to cy...
by MKossor
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag verses battery
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Mag verses battery

Here is measured performance data I took for three ignition operating conditions: 6V Battery, 12V Battery and Magneto using a New Day Timer and professionally adjusted coils. Battery versus Magneto Performance Comparion.jpg Ignition operating on 12V battery was equivalent to Magneto operation when s...
by MKossor
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutators
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Commutators

The Ideal Timer for the Model T realy does exist. Www.modeltitimer.com
by MKossor
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Yes indeed, excellent firing consistancy is very important for performance. Some coils are easier to attain excellent firing consistancy than others, largely due to excessive cushion spring travel. Finding the sweet spot for cushion spring tension can be a real challange when there is more than 0.01...
by MKossor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Its been a while since the MTFCA Webinar on Model T coil testing and tuning and with over 400 views; was wondering if there were any questions or interest in a follow up webinar. Anyone come across a problematic coil they cannot figure out? Need further details on diagnosing performance issues and h...
by MKossor
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

Re: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?

A chain makes a great analogy for an optimal running engine and troubleshooting aid.
Weak link in the chain.JPG
Weak link in the chain.JPG (26.11 KiB) Viewed 580 times
by MKossor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

Re: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?

Never running an Ideal Timer.

Never needs maintenance, Never wares out Never needs replacing. Activates the coils with the same precision and reliability as the day first installed. More information can be found here: www.modeltitimer.com
by MKossor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT Trouble shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: HCCT Trouble shooting

Surprising but oxidation on the spark ring and/or pointer can impead or prevent arcing between electrodes. This is the first thing you should check when experiencing a coil with missing sparks before concluding the coil suffers from irreparable internal arcing. Any good handbook HCCT operation shoul...
by MKossor
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternator voltage output
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Alternator voltage output

At 13.5V the battery will be maintained definately without risk of boiling out the electrolyte or over charging.
by MKossor
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer problems
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: timer problems

Did you remove the roller? Some CAM shafts are drilled all the way through allowing the roller to be installed 180 degrees off (i.e. Backwards)
by MKossor
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 243
Views: 26467

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Answers: Yes, +/- 1 degree variation @ 1000 RPM
by MKossor
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Tester - Half Price
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Magneto Tester - Half Price

Great response and almost caught up on orders, thanks for everyone's patience. Thanks MTFCA!
by MKossor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Tester - Half Price
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Magneto Tester - Half Price

Dennis, Yes, it was processed but the email address bounced.
by MKossor
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Tester - Half Price
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Magneto Tester - Half Price

Thanks for the suggestion Dave, perhaps next year.
by MKossor
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Tester - Half Price
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Magneto Tester - Half Price

Magneto Test Option for the ECCT Half off Labor Day Special! Magneto Test Result.JPG Add Magneto Test capability to your ECCT to check magneto output is sufficient to properly operate Model T coils. Instructions and software needed to enable the magneto test function will be sent via e-mail after p...
by MKossor
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1713

Re: Coils not working

Rick, it seems apparent from your posts that your 1925 engine not starting may not be rooted in your coils not working. You should follow the suggestions to clean the timer contacts and verify all coils fire in order (1, 2, 4, 3, 1, 2, 4, 3...) as you rotate the crank repeatedly as you are now aware...
by MKossor
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1713

Re: Coils not working

Rick, Just to be clear; The Model T crank requires 2 complete 360 degree turns for the engine to cycle through each cylinder firing (coil buzzing) position. The coils should buzz in sequence as you turn the crank: cylinder 1 then 2 then 4 then cylinder 3 as you complete 2 full turns of the crank. Th...
by MKossor
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 243
Views: 26467

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Nice job Matt, the project has come a long way. Surely you have expanded your knowledge considerably and will have the opportunity to learn much more.
by MKossor
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Ron, the Forum deserves justification for your accusations discrediting my technical explanations or you owe me an apology for your unsubstantiated outburst. I would welcome either. Leaving the good folks here dazed and confused not knowing what to believe about the Model T ignition system operation...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Ron, very disappointed with your belligerent tone, unsubstantiated accusations and disparaging remarks of my technical knowledge. Concerned I posted incorrect information, I asked a knowledgeable peer to review my post for accuracy; concise and accurate was the opinion with one exception. My stateme...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Philip reported his no-load magneto voltage measurements dropped about 5V when he operated his car on magneto. That is a lot to drop, however, the magneto output is extremely noisy when operating on magneto so the voltage measurements may be skewed significantly. I agree a repeat of his original mea...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Neil, Unfortunately, HCCT vs ECCT test comparisons are a waste of time as they are based on entirely different principles for adjusting Model T coils. The HCCT method is well documented and should be used as the guide. Best results are achieved when all 4 coils have identical physical and electrical...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Jim, your perceived inaccuracies are indeed just that. Here is a link to a great article that explains the Ford Model T ignition system and spark timing while operating on magneto that I believe you will find very insightful: http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/Model%20T%20Ignition%20System-Final%20Artit...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Neil, Apologies if I missed your inquiries about the Time To Fire (TTF) method of coil point adjustment. The TTF method of coil point adjustment is done by applying a fast pulse of electricity to a coil at rest and measuring the Time it takes to produce a spark. For example, the coil current rises n...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Hi Ron, Good to see you active on the Forum again! I re-read my post and believe it to be accurate but acknowledge we all make mistakes. I certainly would not have intentionally posted false or misleading information. Please let us know what I stated that you feel was incorrect. Thanks!
by MKossor
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shout out for Smith and Jones
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Shout out for Smith and Jones

This IS a discussion Forum; I thought everyone's honest experience relative to the discussion is welcome and adds value. Thought police comments, not so much.
by MKossor
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Philip, a few comments and suggestions for your magneto performance investigation: Coil Adjustment Comments When were the coils last checked on the ECCT? What was the multi-spark firing consistency test result? Coil point adjustment does drift with time/usage and is vulnerable to mis-adjustment if n...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 3102

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Very sorry to learn this sad news. Condolances to the family and forum friends.
by MKossor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Protecting the magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Protecting the magneto

Sorry to learn of your magneto woes. By shorted I presume you mean the magneto output post got shorted to ground and then there is no magneto output. I'm not sure if shorting the magneto output to engine ground will result in demagnitization of the magnets but doubt it will damage the windings. Othe...
by MKossor
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Re-builder Recommendations in the New Jersey Area
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Engine Re-builder Recommendations in the New Jersey Area

Checked the rod bearings and shims because I noticed an increase in engine noise during coasting. Good thing I did. All rod bearings loose back/forth play with all shims removed and excessive Left/Right play (crank out of round?) Rod cap for number 2 was missing a chunk of Babbit. That's a show stop...
by MKossor
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak

Leaking vent repair went smooth. Removed the bowl and float, blew out the ball valve (thought I had the needle/seat type). Replaced the gasket and re-assembled. All appears well. Drained the fuel tank, removed the shut off valve and found a couple large pieces of debris in the fuel tank blocking fue...
by MKossor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak

That's another good suggestion. A friend told me about that lube and gave me some to try and this occasion would be a good opportunity. Thanks for the suggestion.
by MKossor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak

Thanks for the Rx Dave but plan to take the holistic approach endorsed by Scott and Mark. ;) Will try to drop the bowel and clean he Needle and Seat later today. Also figure it a good idea to check and clean the sentiment screen also since something may have made it past into the fuel bowel. Will re...
by MKossor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak

Vaporizer fuel bowel vent (M) started leaking gas sitting not run in a couple of days in garage with fuel shut off. Does this indicate a float or needle valve issue?

I am inclined to remove the fuel bowl and clean the needle and seat. Am I on the right track?