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by John kuehn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

If you do remove the tank which can be a hassle and have it cleaned, repaired and etc remember to fill it with gas and let it sit for a day or two with the gas cap on it. Only after doing that replace the tank. Don’t assume it’s OK when you put the car back together and then put gas in it. Believe i...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many different types of wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: How many different types of wheels?

Some of the steel felloe’s in the 17-25 era are so close you can hardly see the difference. The rims will bolt right up to them. People would use what would work when T ‘s were the common car and that’s probably why there are some that are found that have mismatched wheels on them.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone for a trade?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Anyone for a trade?

Mark
I’ve had this cover and nut for years in a box of parts and thought it looked like the later style cover but mine looks shorter so I wonder if it’s for a Ford. It’s marked Schrader and 2 1/8” long and the threads are good on the cover and nut.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 19
Views: 751

Re: Different....

The question would be, does he sell it and what would they do with it.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

Soak them in your bathtub. That’s worked for some people. A friend here in town years ago did that to help shape the bows. Anyway in water for a day or two will get you to the point where you can shape them.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: correct radiator hose color

I would use red since that’s what seems to be closest to what Ford probably used. Notice I said ‘probably’ since that’s what the vendors say. As for clamps the original style that’s being sold is OK but as George says you can’t get the hoses tight enough in some instances. One of my cars has a recor...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

Good point Rich E. After a while a lot of people could go out and buy a nice T. But also a lot of people wouldn’t have the time or money and maybe not even enough nohow to build one up from parts. Not trying to run anybody down but there is a satisfaction in knowing that you did something that not e...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Hole spacing for coil box insulators

Like other Model T components they weren’t always made to exact measurements. They were generally in the correct position but not exact. Machined parts were a different story but body parts and etc not quite so close. My opinion after buying NOS parts and finding out they weren’t as accurate all the...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

It could be that the dealers, agency’s, independent garages and etc. would have parts ready to go and rebuilt for T’s as time went on. Since many of the parts and assemblies would work on different model years of a T it’s probably why many cars aren’t exactly as they should be according to the puris...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

As far as my cars go I did try keep them period correct as much as I could. The 19 and 21 I have are around 95% or more correct according to their year and body style.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: transmission bands

Go to the MTFCA home page and go to resources and then go to suppliers. There are companies that make the Kevlar bands. Nev r wear, red hook and others sell Kevlar bands. Also Snyder’s has them in their catalog. You can check out their web page and contact them. Contact the other companies to see if...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: A brand new 26

Isn’t the guy Will Rodgers? I’m not for sure but sort of does look like him.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1048

Re: Fresh mag ring?

I was thinking that the business was taken over. I’m thinking I read that on the forum but not sure.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

Cory, I have 2 Model T’s (cobbled together) as some say but as you said built up from parts. My first T was the 24 Coupe which I inherited from my Grandfather in 1959 and it was a complete car. The other 2 are built up from parts. My 1919 Roadster was a main body shell I bought for 25.00. The fender...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

If I was going to add brakes to one of my T’s I think I would go with AC brakes. I met the owner at Chickasha a few years ago and checked them out. Probably Rocky Mountain brakes are the most popular but the AC brakes are pretty good too. In my mind they’ve been under the radar for many years. Then ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Is my TT overheating?

Hey George! I meant to say flat tube when I was referring to my comment about radiators. And yes he has a flat bed! And the flat tube radiator I bought was a Bergs. Great radiator and works just fine. No boil over. If there is a good older radiator shop in your area they can put in a flat tube core ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tiger Timer for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Tiger Timer for sale.

The originals were made in the USA. Later they were made in Japan. I have one that I used and it worked fine. The Japan made ones must be at least 40 years old I would think as that’s about the time I bought one from JC Whitney.
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: New Here

Another good T information book and history of the changes of the car over the years is ‘From here to Obscurity’.
Of course there are a few other good ones but the above book really helped me along with the Ford service manual. And your wife will love that one! Maybe :)
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: New Here

The last paragraph of Norms post says it all. Take a little time and find a running car that’s still pretty decent. Before that find someone or a club in your area and ask to take a drive in one and just maybe they will let you drive it. Get the Ford service manual and get aquainted with what makes ...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 982

Re: Band Eating transmission

From your description it sounds like the pedal notches are worn to the point that your pedals are going to far over or bottoming out and yet you still have good band thickness. In other words no more pedal left to adjust. Has the transmission cover been gone through before? If not remove the cover a...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Is my TT overheating?

Is the radiator an original or a flatbed replacement or? If it’s an original that’s probably part or all of your problem. But as others have said it could also be overfilled, timing etc. In my experience I’ve found that if you deal with heating problems it usually turns out to be an old radiator. I ...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Yes, the drag link you have is totally worn out. I don’t think the insert you can buy would help it.
Call Lang’s and see if they have one. They have lots of good usable parts.
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 46
Views: 1307

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Hi Lisa and welcome to world of Model T’s! Yes Model T’s are unique cars. And at the same time you will be dealing with almost 100 year old technology. Remember that a Model T won’t drive like a modern car or pickup. They don’t have real brakes like the car you drive and speed away from a dead stop ...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: 19-25 switch wire harness info.

The switch Back is an original pin type and not repo. The first harness I bought a few years ago had the correct eyes for the screws. The last harness I bought had eyes that were almost big enough that the original screw heads would almost go through it. I should have called the supplier about it bu...
by John kuehn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: pesty skip found
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: pesty skip found

That’s good that you found it!
The simple fix things are usually the hardest to find sometimes. I’ll bet that’s happened to more than few T’s.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Spark & Gas levers

I was lucky on one case just carefully prying the tabs just enough to get the rods out.
Taped back down OK.

Not so much on the 21 case!
There was enough of the broken ear to tap back down but I think one more time I wouldn’t be so lucky.
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

19-25 switch wire harness info.

I replaced the switch wire harness on my 21 Touring 2 years ago and the terminals on the wire were to big that attach to the switch plate back.They worked but it bugs me to the point of replacing it.
Anybody know if that’s been changed since then from the vendors.
Thanks
by John kuehn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

WOW Dan!
That has to be one for the record books!
Using that gear as a guide for how long they will run makes Ignacios gear look
good for a lot more miles down the road.
by John kuehn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

In my case I was restoring the car so I pulled of the fenders and running boards so I could straighten and repaint the fenders individually. I removed the spare tire carrier so I could roll out the chassis from under the body. The spare tire holder is attached to the frame and was to tall to clear t...
by John kuehn
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

Here’s what I did to remove the body of my 24 Coupe. It’s essentially the same for the later 25-27 T’s. This is the one man way to do it. Find a location in you shop to set the body in place. Remove the body to frame bolts and the exhaust pipe. Remove the fenders, spare tire carrier and running boar...
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a fonctional used Magneto
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: WTB a fonctional used Magneto

Think he means the field coil.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????

For what it’s worth I used Johnson’s in Oklahoma for my 21 Touring wheels. Excellent quality plus extra nice crating for the wheels. Their packing and crating was over the top and that’s what was impressive.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: So why so little interest?

It would interesting to know how old the buyer of the 1914 was. I have to agree with FJ that things will be different in some ways. Peoples point of view of what’s really important will change.
by John kuehn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: So why so little interest?

In today’s world and what’s going on has a lot to do in interest in old cars, and anything that’s collectible. Circumstances dictate any kind interest when times are unpredictable. To be realistic in the old car world what would you do if you were around 60 years old and you saw a Model T, a 57 Chev...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1240

Re: Hot No Start

Is your gas caps vent hole stopped up? The next time your car gets hot after a drive and you park it remove the gas cap a bit and then try to start it. If it starts right up your car is vapor locking. Most any old car or tractor that has a gravity feed gas flow will do that if it gets hot with a non...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking Toe end
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Checking Toe end

Yes I’ve seen pics of the axle straightening wrench and the repos. It did seem to me that using a 1/2” piece of steel and making the wrench end and welding it on a piece of thick wall drill stem pipe about 5-6 ft long would work. Ive got the drill stem and flat iron on the farm to make one. Thats an...
by John kuehn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking Toe end
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Checking Toe end

Thanks for the replies. Crawled under the front end and noticed some looseness in the ball and yoke. Went ahead and ordered some tie rod bolts and replacing those while I’m at it with a new yoke and ball. I don’t think it’s the reason for pulling to the left and will check things out closer after th...
by John kuehn
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found something interesting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1201

Re: Found something interesting?

Interesting post about the old style rods. Without a doubt lots of the old style heavier rods were sent to the scrap yard over time. Most vendors won’t take them for a core for rebabiting so the question would be what to do with them. I have a few still around somewhere if I haven’t thrown them out....
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking Toe end
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Checking Toe end

My 21 Touring seems to be pulling to the left. I intend to check the toe end this weekend and have read previous posts about it. Seems that folks have different ideas about the cause of pulling to one side. Don’t think the axle is bent but would out of adjustment toe end cause it?
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts

Get you a screwdriver or something that will wedge between the frame and the bottom nut and then try to remove the top nut. I’ve also used a chisel that worked just right before that wedged pretty tight.
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Flushing the block

George I have used as well as others a 1/4 drill to clean up T blocks for years with no issue. In fact it’s works fine. Unless the numerous blocks I’ve had were misdrilled from the factory a 1/4” drill works fine for me. To each their own.
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Is it a T?

T radiator too.
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Flushing the block

Ignacio, Very interesting to hear your experience when you pulled the head on your engine and found out how much the engine was stopped up in the water passageways. Years ago when taking apart the engine on my first T I wondered why the block didn’t have the back 2 small holes (or so I thought!) tha...
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1130

Re: Help with ID

First impression is a 16 with the headlights and later stuff added on but what caught my eye was the radiator. Looks like it has been leaking for a while and probably age has caught up with it. Wonder what the title says what year it is. Brass cars have the big ticket item which is the radiator and ...
by John kuehn
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Flushing the block

If your car hasn’t had the head off in many years the best way to clean up your block is to remove the head and clean out the small water passageways with a 1/4” drill. You may can flush it out to an extent but flushing won’t remove the hardened rust from the small passageways well. The holes are ju...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: “Leaping”/lurching in second?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: “Leaping”/lurching in second?

When the car is warmed up and running smooth does it seem to stumble or have a slight miss when you speed up the engine while in park? Does it speed up smooth at different spark spark and throttle positions while in park? If it does any of that it could be carb or coil settings or issues. But if it’...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this fixable???
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Is this fixable???

If that’s the only so called defect in the horn that’s not much to worry about. Everybody has their level of how perfect they want their car to be but fixing the crack by soldering or whichever way to make the crack less noticeable would be fine. After the horn is polished or painted nobody but a pe...
by John kuehn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Riot Control
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: T Riot Control

Somebody body needs to buy it and drive it in a Labor Day parade.
by John kuehn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

If you take your axle to a shop please tell them not to try to ‘force ‘ the gear on the new shaft! If they have a large press the operator will the have the idea to force it on and be done with it. Ask them to mic the i.d. of the gear and the o.d. of your axle shaft to make sure the shaft isn’t to b...
by John kuehn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Riot Control
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: T Riot Control

Good luck to whoever buys it.
by John kuehn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

Wonder if they had fashion face masks during the 1918 flu pandemic.
by John kuehn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead difference between the years?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Hogshead difference between the years?

Easy to identify the 26-27 transmission covers. They have the 2 ears on top where the bolts go through to the rear of the engine block. They are a dead giveaway.
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Could be talking about the corners of the transmission cover where it meets the engine block. The corners are notorious for leaking in that area after a few years. A good dab of sealant in those corners usually cures it.
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Torque value for magnet bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Torque value for magnet bolts

Didn’t no that about the magnet bolts and whether to wire them or not. I had to think twice about it after seeing this post. The last T I restored was my 21 Touring. I found a correct engine for that year at Chickasha and rebuilt it. It had the magneto bolt wires on and I rewired them after the tran...
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender bender
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Fender bender

Wonder what the folks looked like inside with the flying glass in the center door! The glass went somewhere! But maybe the cars parts were piled up after the wreck? Kinda looks like it was staged that way with the people standing behind it. Makes you wonder.
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe History and Then Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: 1927 Coupe History and Then Questions

Agree with the above. What ever you do don’t take the car all apart at the beginning of trying to get it running. Do what some call a refresh of the car. Not a restoration. Clean up the gas tank, go through the electrical wiring, get the coils rebuilt, change the oil, get a new battery of course and...
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this NOS part?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Found this NOS part?

Is it brass? The last brush end bushing I took out was made of some sort of pot metal or hard aluminum. Maybe Ford started using brass as a replacement material in their later parts to be used in production.
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

Have you tried getting a bonded title? There are bonded title companies in the states that deal with old cars that will know what you need In most situations. It’s fairly common to locate antique cars that don’t have any kind of paperwork and sometimes using a bonded title company is the only sure w...
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this NOS part?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Found this NOS part?

Starter armateur bushing on the brush holder end I think.
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Borderline T flywheel
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Borderline T flywheel

Going through T parts I’ve had since the late 60’s I saved the borderline parts and stored them out of the weather. I may thin things down some more but I saved this pre starter flywheel. So far! When did Ford use this style of magnet clamps. These are different than the later style that’s usually s...
by John kuehn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

The bolt that’s missing is exactly the same kind that’s right above it. Not trying to be a smart ***** but the bolt is a fine thread like most of the other engine pan bolts. That paticular one is an all thread 3/8 24 x 1 1/2“ length but not exactly sure about the length. Be sure when you replace it ...
by John kuehn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Here’s an exploded view of a Kingston L4. It may give you an idea of what the parts are for. Click on the pic for larger clear view. It’s from Lang’s catalog.
by John kuehn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Eckler's???
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Eckler's???

I can imagine that the classic car industry of parts houses, auctions, restoration shops have slowed down in one way of another because of the COVID situation. Probably some more and some less depending on the state and hysteria some will have over it. The Ecklers folks continually send me catalogue...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Wow! That’s really nice those young guys are actually doing something and learning some skills! This is teaching them how to function in life and be useful! Not just about learning about Model T’s but staying off their phones and knowing there is other things that’s to do besides using X boxes and I...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Rebuilt Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: WTB Rebuilt Motor

Yes if you have the engine that came with the car there should be someone in you area thats a rebuilder. Ask on the ad page who is a rebuilder in your area. You will find one that way. But if it’s just the car without the engine you will need to find a engine or at least a block in that year range t...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Also could be the engine was put together to tight. Ford would run them in at the factory.
Nowadays some tend to make the tolerances really close in thinking it’s better that way. It would be but to much could lead to issues. Could be some of the areas mentioned earlier.
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 954

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

Glad to hear some interest in my post.
Rickg—— could it be that one wore more because of the way it was set up?
Hard to say I guess what it was but seems like the roller bearings would work and be an improvement but I guess it’s “try it if you like it” I guess.
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

Old tractors are kinda of that way too. Fairly easy to fix and simple mechanically. No computers, electronic ignition and etc. Used to be an ‘old sayin’ that was ‘simple works the best‘ and that’s pretty much true. Believe it or not more than a few young mechanics at car dealerships have never set b...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 954

Thrust washer roller bearings?

Finally getting around to going through the differential in my 1919 Runabout. Wondering how good are the thrust washer roller bearings that have been around for many years. Yes I know the preferred original style brass thrust washers seem the best type to use going by past posts but somebody still m...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I went through 3 radiators, cleaning them up and etc, for my 24 Coupe. The last one I bought was a decent looking original and after a short drive and a boil over I finally spent the money and bought a new Bergs. No more boil over and the car just seems better with a good working radiator. You may g...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Holly Carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: NH Holly Carburetor

For what it’s worth Lang’s sells the rivets 6200RIV for most 17-27 carburetors,
1/16” dia. X 3/16” long and have a oval head. So says Lang’s.
So if you have a 1/16” hole maybe a tap or two to put them in if the holes are not exactly that size and you didn’t wallow out the hole?
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

On that carb drip, slightly tap on the carb and it might stop the drip. That’s an old trick to see if the needle is sticking in it. If it stops dripping you’ve found the issue if not it could be a bowl gasket.
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 truck rear axle. Save or scrap?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: 1917 truck rear axle. Save or scrap?

If at all possible don’t throw them away. What’s welded on can be taken off easy enough and they can be cleaned up OK. Lots of old parts have been saved and cleaned up. I try to save what can repaired and used again. If the parts are to rusted up and it’s just a part of something they are to far gone.
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 truck rear axle. Save or scrap?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: 1917 truck rear axle. Save or scrap?

If at all possible don’t throw them away. What’s welded on can be taken off easy enough and they can be cleaned up OK. Lots of old parts have been saved and cleaned up. I try to save what can repaired and used again.
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Holly Carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: NH Holly Carburetor

For what its worth they make reproduction tags and also the rivets in case you try to remove it. I haven’t had to do it on my NH rebuilds. I’ve used air and fine wire such as a guitar string to clean out the small passageways. But if you mess up the original trying to take it off the new ones look p...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

Since you have it out get you some fine sandpaper, steel wool or something similar and polish it nice and smooth. The stationary “roller” and the channel it rides on. Think of keeping a slide in a pistol smooth. The smoother it is the better it works. The smooth surface will make a slightly noticeab...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

The roller might ought to roll. Not sure but it sure might. I used white grease on the tracks and the roller of my 24 Coupe It works good for tracks, rollers, slides and gear drive chains. It won’t congeal or get hard for a good while if it does at all and cold won’t affect it. We used it in mainten...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

When you have followed the forum for a while you will see that folks will have different opinions about which is best or not about things about T’s. As far as timers are concerned the New Days are what I use in my T’s. A lot of T owners use and like them and the best and simple to use. Roller timers...
by John kuehn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2771

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Welcome to the world of Model T’s ! You mentioned your car is a 23 Touring made in late 22. If that’s the correct engine that came with the car it’s a low cowl 23 T in that time frame. A little later the bodies were changed again to the high cowl or high radiator style as some call it. The low cowl ...
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

Here is a drawing I got several years ago from the radiator stud kit for my 24 Coupe. Bought it from from one of the vendors. I was thinking the pads were used up to 1919 then discontinued. May be wrong and not sure. Anyway the drawing gives you an idea of the sequence for the pieces.
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

On my tractors and the T ‘s that I have I make sure the hose fittings are clean and when I install them I coat the inside of the hose with a light coat of grease so the hose will easily slide on the hose outlets. Been doing it that way since I was a kid here on the farm and repairing tractors. Works...
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

I went to those early pasture Pate swap meets. Around 30+ years ago at the very least.
Wonder where that TT went to. At least there is one out there somewhere. Maybe.
by John kuehn
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

Interesting information. There was a type of the woven screen similar to what’s pictured in some of the air base hangers I worked in years ago. If a Dodge Truck body with the screen survived there should be a Ford screen body somewhere I would think that survived. But like a lot of the less popular ...
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

Wonder what the screens would have used for at the time. Probably why you see more of the panel and stake bed style than the screens. The screens weren’t that popular.
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

Somebody has one like I thought! Just wondering if you still have the screens, neat.
by John kuehn
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Rare TT Truck factory body?

Going through my reprint Ford March 1927 body parts book I saw this Truck body. The book calls it a Canopy Roof and Screens body for 24-26 Trucks. Didn’t see one on the Photos page for Trucks. Maybe I missed it somewhere else.
I’ve seen the rest but not this one. Is it scarce?
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 73
Views: 4685

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Wow! Your farm trailer, hay wagon has the same tounge set up on it like the one that was a T chassis(wagon) I bought at a local farm auction 40 plus years ago! That must have been some type of kit or the same guy was making them and selling them. I’m in Central Texas close to Waco, so not all that f...
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch finger screws
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Clutch finger screws

As Norm said and also a way to to see what kind of clutch adjustment you have is to place the car on a level floor and place the hand brake in a straight up position. You should be able move the car fairly easy by either pushing it or pulling it by the spare tire carrier from behind. Or see if you p...
by John kuehn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Steve —on your tank stick I’m assuming that the square tank reading would be for the 26-27 cowl tanks? The earlier square tanks in the early Coupes had a square tank. Just wondering.
I have a tank stick but it has oval and round tank markings only.
by John kuehn
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

This has been an interesting post and with lots of ideas. I think we need to remember as others have stated that Model T’s aren’t really all that safe to begin with with what we nowadays are use to. When they were built it was less than a generation from horse and buggy’s. There were no seat belts, ...
by John kuehn
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restoration woes.
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Restoration woes.

That’s something that’s overlooked. New fenders don’t have the brackets. The reason is probably that the original brackets were pressed into shape on a press and the cost to reproduce them wouldn’t be cheap. Lots of old rusted up fenders have gone to the scrap yards when the brackets should have bee...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 roadster rear fender brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: 24 roadster rear fender brackets

I have a NOS pair of rear fender brackets for a 24 Coupe. Think they are the same as the 24 Roadster. Let me know if you can’t find any.
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB window cranks
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: WTB window cranks

What kind of car and year.
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got me a new toy (tool) :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Got me a new toy (tool) :)

That’s a really nice unit for the shop! I think we know that these older shop tools and equipment aren’t as plentiful as they use to be. It’s great that they are still out there but at the same time many wound up in salvage yards and still do and scrapped. That’s a shame. At the largest salvage yard...
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?

If you want to find another tapered leaf, the shortest one, you could use a later leaf which are more plentiful and grind it down to a taper. Or just find the later short leaf and use that.
You would really have to look to notice it. Depends on how correct you want to be of course.
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

That’s the best answer yet!
by John kuehn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

A what if, could be, ought to, depends on situation, in the best interest of, and etc response for the question.
Seat belts in anything that moves? But as Dan says it’s all over the place.
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a T
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Buying a T

Hello As stated in other postings the black era cars will be more plentiful and maybe cheaper on the price than a Brass T from 16 back. Black era cars are from 17-25 and called that because black was the only color you could get and those years were when they were more cars made than the earlier yea...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing hogs head
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: Removing hogs head

The last trans cover I removed was in my 24 Coupe. I pulled it off and replaced it while the engine was in the car. That was a few years ago BUT now since I’m older and can’t twist and turn like I use to I’m not so sure about doing it again! Took about a day at the time and a few breaks between the ...
by John kuehn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

I have a 1919 Runabout, Roadster , Torpedo or whatever you want to call it just like what’s pictured. I restored mine to as close as I thought I could get to what I thought it was. In saying all that I decided it was at least a 1919 because of the seat riser which had the hole for the starter switch...