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by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1926 Front spring
Replies: 0
Views: 116

WTB: 1926 Front spring

Looking for a good restorable front spring for my '26 Touring. The one in the car ran dry for so long it wore heavy taper shaped tracks into the underlying leafs, looking for a nice one with as little pitting as possible. I'm in Michigan, thanks!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

Who would abandon a perfectly good T?!
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by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Interestingly, you are fixing a lot of things which could have been replaced with aftermarket parts being sold by the vendors. Norm26 Great looking touring! Lots of work to turn a pile of parts into a car, I admire your dedication! Thank you for the kind words! Over the years restoring different ca...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Magnet retainer plates and bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: WTB: Magnet retainer plates and bolts

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:40 pm
I have whole sets for sale, look on the classifieds.

Hank
Perfect! E-mail sent.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

I had some time today and cleaned and painted the spindles as well as pressed in the new bushings. I'll take them to the machine shop soon for reaming to the spindles along with the head for a shave and the flywheel when its complete for balancing. I spent the afternoon cleaning the old magnets for ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Magnet retainer plates and bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 128

WTB: Magnet retainer plates and bolts

I am reusing the original hardware as I rebuild the flywheel for my '26. A few of the magnet retainer plates and and the bolts with washers don't make the cut due to damaged threads or pitting. I need 6 good original retainer plates and 2 of the later bolts with washers (the ones without the holes f...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 21" Split rims
Replies: 0
Views: 251

WTB: 21" Split rims

Looking for two nice 21" split rims for my '26 touring. Corrina's front rims look like she was driven through a rock quarry without tires on. Looking for a nice set with no or minimal rust pitting to match the rears. Thanks!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FRONT WHEEL BEARING SETS
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: FS FRONT WHEEL BEARING SETS

I would like a set, message sent...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I bought John Mays' trailer about a month ago and carved out a patch of forest to build a shed for it. It's an aluminum car-hauler with a wind-dam....perfect for a Model T. The fenders are removable, it has a winch, plus retractable d-hooks built into the floor and four really nifty heavy-duty tie ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: Where to start?

Perhaps a 3rd option? You didn't say what your budget was but there are some nice looking tourings out there that don't need to be revived from long tern storage... Perhaps use the funds towards one of those? Might be worth looking around to see what is out there... no offense to your relative, it n...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Ford Model T Touring. $8,000 SOLD!
Replies: 16
Views: 2832

Re: 1923 Ford Model T Touring. $9.000

Dallas Landers wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:44 am
Very nice job on presenting the car. Most dont take the time to do this. It will make someone a nice car.
I second that, great job. Refreshing to see a great seller presentation!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Joe Bell
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: Joe Bell

Joe's the man! Had a great time visiting him a few months ago.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan Swap Meet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Michigan Swap Meet?

I live in town and go ever since I found out about it. I usually find a few T things and era related goodies. Last year I saw some rims, a brass radiator, and one seller specifically selling T stuff, just one small table. Its a good little swap meet for car stuff and related. I always find something...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Really enjoying your posts! Downtown Conroe looks like my kind of place :D
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

Yep, still looking... somebody has one...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Firestone Spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: FS Firestone Spark plugs

Message sent!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

My my! Have a busy summer and when I come back it's running and driving around! Great work, loved the videos!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Cool! So close to running!!!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass bushings for improved car
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Brass bushings for improved car

I don't know why they call those bushings brass, because they're bronze. I use them instead of steel on my 1915 runabout and my 1923 touring. For the touring I drill oil holes. I bought them by size from a bearing company online. Calling them brass seemed odd to me too... Thanks for the help guys!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass bushings for improved car
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Brass bushings for improved car

I did some searching but didn't get an answer so I'm wondering if I can use the 09-13 brass shackle bushings the vendors sell instead of the steel ones marketed for the later cars? Aside form drilling a hole or the oiler are they the same size as the steel ones?
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Slow going but I am working on the front springs... House remodel and the falcon getting in the way, looking forward to getting lots done on the 4th holiday in a few weeks! I did get the front end pulled apart for a total rebuild, it needs it!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 11393

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Ed Baudoux wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Pulled it out of the trailer and snapped some fresh pictures for the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival registration.
Looking good!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

Still searching, I found two but the gentleman never replied, skunked!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue May 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How far we have gone!
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: How far we have gone!

I wonder how the police officer was able to discern between 8 and 12 mph. Must have had one of those "tell-tale" speedometers that shows the fastest he went to catch the guy... "Do you know how fast you were going? I had to do 14mph to catch you sir" :D Sounds reasonable. He might've also been able...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How far we have gone!
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: How far we have gone!

RustyFords wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:02 am
I wonder how the police officer was able to discern between 8 and 12 mph.
Must have had one of those "tell-tale" speedometers that shows the fastest he went to catch the guy... "Do you know how fast you were going? I had to do 14mph to catch you sir" :D
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun May 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio Firelands Timeless Rd daytrip
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Ohio Firelands Timeless Rd daytrip

Looks like a truckload of fun!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun May 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

Bill, I sent you a message and an e-mail...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun May 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

Thanks for the offer, I'll hold out for a match.

Still looking folks... I've had a few offers but waiting for reply to get back to me...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu May 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jay in Northern California
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Jay in Northern California

I recently purchased a carburetor from "Jay In Northern California"... Great packing, fast shipping, a real stand up guy I'd do business with again in a heartbeat.

Jay is a credit to the hobby, we're lucky to have him!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat May 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2771

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

I got mine and it looks great! Thanks for investing the time, $$$, and energy into the project.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat May 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F S 1926 Tudar sedan with Ruckstell and new upholstry kit
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: F S 1926 Tudar sedan with Ruckstell and new upholstry kit

Bob,

If you decide to part it out i'l love to have that front bumper and brackets.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon May 06, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

I use ALOT of Rustoleum for stuff in my shop and if I can't hit the primer with a top coat within an hour I wait a few days. Same goes for coats of paint over paint... I get wrinkles if I wait too long (over an hour or so) or not long enough (less than a few days). Throw in humidity and temperature ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon May 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

And...I'll say it again...I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for the hideous paint or the copious slathering of the blue RTV on the inspection cover. This temp engine came that way in the parts chassis from the previous owner. Same guy must have been through my T engine also... they loved the blue stuff. If a li...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

dobro1956 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Ill bump it back to the top for you. I looked thru all my caps and no luck. This will be a tough one to find .. good luck ...
Thanks for looking!

Bill, I sent you a message...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

BTT
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Wishbone for 1926 Touring
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Wanted: Wishbone for 1926 Touring

Sent you an e-mail Hank...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Wishbone for 1926 Touring
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Wanted: Wishbone for 1926 Touring

Looking for a good wishbone for my 1926 touring. The left arm is bent on mine nearly the whole length from ball to perch, the ball is also pretty worn so I'll be well off just looking for a better one...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Accessory F hubcap
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Wanted: Accessory F hubcap

Had a small disaster in the shop tonight and now I need a new hubcap... Anybody have one of these?
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Magneto Advice

Don If you don't have a copy of the MTFCA engine book, I have one spare left i'll send you for free...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

Also when working with linseed oil, do not pile up used rags or put them in a bucket. They are easily combustible. I've always wondered about why that is... Is it the drying process that creates enough heat to combust? Makes me wonder why everything that is coated in linseed oil doesn't burst into ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

I've used it on gunstocks and an old Wurlitzer crate I wanted to preserve, it definitely gives the wood some depth and darkens it up some. I had the best results wiping some on, letting it sit 5 minutes and then wiping the excess off. I'd let it dry 24 hours and then repeat until I built up the fini...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Whoever said "nothing good happens after midnight" is wrong... Just finished putting new gear pins in my flywheel and it couldn't have gone better! They had some wear on them and we're pretty out of round so after consideration I decided to replace them and leave the bushings in the triple gears alo...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Looking good, not even my car and I'm getting excited for the maiden voyage!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Nice work. It is satisfying when you can undo a cobbled together repair that didn't really work and replace it with a solid original part. Thanks! My favorite part of restoration is putting things right : Now I'm not sure if that's the correct switch for a '26 but I figured being able to take it ap...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Post: Hello and Ideas to Repair Headlight Rim Pins on a 1926
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: First Post: Hello and Ideas to Repair Headlight Rim Pins on a 1926

Hello!

Welcome, I picked up a '26 touring about the same time you did and have been working on it also...

I can't help with your issue but wanted to say "welcome"! There are lots of knowledgeable folks here and I'm sure you'll get an answer directly.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Had some time today to work on the T so I tackled the starter switch. The one in the car was modified to make a new switch fit the old base. I picked up an original to replace it. After disassembly I discovered the tabs on the sheet metal shaft were missing or bent so I bumped them back down and tac...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Oooooooohhhhhhh......that is some serious eye candy right there. I'm jealous. Its going to be great to get it all together, I wish I was as far along on mine as you are on yours... I'm hoping for a late summer fire up, like you I have a lot of other work going on so the T doesn't get me much right ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Looking great! I'll bet you're excited to fire it up :D
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Big day today... paid a visit to Joe B to pick up a rebuilt short block and check out my transmission issues. I can't speak highly enough of Joe, first class fella. He was able to get me a good brake drum and output shaft as well as put new bushings in and allowed me to ream them on his KW tool. He ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - What Lies In A Model T Owners Garage ? <> You Won't Believe This Discovery !
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: FJ - What Lies In A Model T Owners Garage ? <> You Won't Believe This Discovery !

Your beautiful pictures are reminding of this 1906 Maxwell. I'm sorry my 40 year old photos aren't near as good. Rs06Max.jpg It was offered for sale for $6,000 about 1979. I could not buy it but sure thought about what a great car it was. I watched it be restored and change hands several times. A f...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 14929

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

Cleaned up my pan to prep for straightening...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:14 pm
The Keller is less sophisticated than the Marvel. The blade rests on the work in both directions.
Out of curiosity Steve, how many teeth per inch on the blade you're running?...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

kelly mt wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 pm
My old Marvel #2 saw lifts the blade on the forward stroke.

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So does my Marvel 9A.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

My Marvel 9A cuts on the pull, teeth on the blade face towards the back of the saw. The manual states this is correct for that saw.

These are neat tools, fun to watch!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2314

Re: Sand Blasting a Model T

Anybody try the new "dustless blasting" on a Model T? Something about C02 pellets that evaporate or something?
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - SCHALER TIRE TOOL
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: FOR SALE - SCHALER TIRE TOOL

E-mail sent....
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Good 26/27 front perches.
Replies: 0
Views: 319

WTB: Good 26/27 front perches.

My perches are shot, shackles wore through the bushings and into the perches on my front axle big time so I need a good set of 26/27 perches I can bush for the car.

Thanks!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16726

Re: Model T Special build.

My kinda basement! I think my wife is glad my shop is an outbuilding... don't think she's fond of the smells and noises that come out of the garage during peak working hours, let alone have it under the house :lol:

Great work on the body, keep it up!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Serious cabin fever—counting the days
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: Serious cabin fever—counting the days

16 days till spring...14 degrees here this morning !! Maybe by June it will warm up !! :( I know the feeling... I'm a bit further north, winter starts November first and lasts until we get 2 weeks of spring that starts mid May. June 1st through September the thermostat is stuck on hot/humid but Oct...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood stove
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

Re: Wood stove

I'll play... I love my old Monkey Wards wood heater.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT- Forum for pre war Chevrolet?
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: OT- Forum for pre war Chevrolet?

I'm a VCCA member, nice group of people. 29-31 are very similar body stye wise... Prices on these are all over the map. I just sold a '29 4 door for $8k a few months ago, it was an older restoration in need of tires and a front end rebuild. There are a few that have been listed locally for up to $13...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Not a very good afternoon on the T... Lots of problems in the transmission that need attention, it's a fixable though and this is a great time of year up north to work on stuff! I like to end the week on a high note so I put together this radiator cap, I will eventually plate the brass but that's do...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pin wear.
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Triple gear pin wear.

I got the transmission apart today and measured the triple gear pins to see how much out of round they are... I got .0021" difference measured 90 degrees apart. I want to make sure I do this right while it's apart. The bushings in the are likely worn also as I can rock the gears side to side on the ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927/27 Transmission brake drum and driving plate.
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: WTB 1927/27 Transmission brake drum and driving plate.

Jason while not cheap, new drums are gorgeous and I personally feel they are a great value. You can send the mfg your assembly to have the drum shaft removed and have it riveted onto a brand new drum. This will keep your low drum bushing matched to the brake drum as these more often than not are no...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927/27 Transmission brake drum and driving plate.
Replies: 5
Views: 772

WTB 1927/27 Transmission brake drum and driving plate.

Looking for a good usable 1926/27 transmission brake drum and driving plate.

My parts are shot and not suitable for rebuild.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Good news and bad news today... The good news is the Joe Bell is going to rebuild a short block for me as he happened to have a good block in his possession, my block will be religated reserve status. The bad news is my transmission seems to have had a disaster in it's life and some shoddy repair wo...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Clutch blues...
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: '26 Clutch blues...

Why did you take it down? Was the clutch mis-operating? If it was working OK you could just put it back together and leave it as is. If it was not working well, you must then find out why. normally the clutch disk which fits the inside of the brake drum is toward that plate and the plate turns with...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Clutch blues...
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: '26 Clutch blues...

Dang, this car is testing me!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Clutch blues...
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: '26 Clutch blues...

I see no damage inside... Someone has been in this transmission before me so it's possible they removed the other damaged parts. I don't find any broken bits or pieces laying loose.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Clutch blues...
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

'26 Clutch blues...

I've got a feeling my clutch part is shot... Can an experienced eye confirm?
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone running a Chaffin's .250 cam?
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Anyone running a Chaffin's .250 cam?

I'd like to hear some input on the Chaffin's 25-27 Improved .250 lift cam... I don't want to loose any low end in my '26 touring.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...

George:

Just plain old stock 1926 wood wheels with split rims. All the other cars with split rims I've had did not use rim strips so I just wanted to be sure it was the same for a T.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Not a clue... I do know that this car has been in the hands of a not so talented restorer so I wouldn't use it as a reference for anything, lol.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...

Ok folks, thanks!

I'll pick up some rubber stemmed tubes and call it good.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

The reason your rear view mirror doesn't look right, is because it isn't right! The one you show is for a closed car. The factory brackets for the tourings and roadsters wrap over the top of the windshield frame, and were originally held on with two horn button bracket screws. I figured that, good ...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

'26 Rims, rubber and tubes...

I want to grab my tubes and flaps before the price increase but I want to make sure I get this right... I bought a set of 4.40/4.50-21 tires over Christmas with the free shipping deal but I still need the tubes and flaps. I don't need rim strips for a split rim since there are no spokes poking throu...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Price increase on all tires
Replies: 64
Views: 5974

Re: Price increase on all tires

I would assume flaps are going up too... Can't see why they'd raise prices on all the other rubber stuff and not those. Ordering this week, thanks for the heads up!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Uh oh.... we got a crack. Not unexpected but not welcome either.

I'm inquiring about metal stitching in MA and may have a lead on a machined block another hobbyist did not complete... working the options!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Those straps look they they've been there since day one... nice job. I like the look of running with the hood sides removed :D
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 8730

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Got the NOS quadrant installed and the rebuilt levers all riveted in place... no more slop!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

I got the NOS quadrant installed today. Earlier I had welded up the bottoms of the levers and reshaped them as they were severely worn. What a difference, positive clicks and no slop in the head of the steering column. Steering should be much improved.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

I also got the engine stripped down to the block and wire brushed the top, plus all the spot prone to cracking and couldn't find any looking at it from inches away. The block had all two piece valves... They won't be going back in.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

I got the steering shaft mount and ruckstell shifter back from the machinist today and they are great, nice and tight, gone is the major slop.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

rustyfords wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:00 pm
I think I'll cheat and at least take it around the block a couple times once it's running...before I tear into the front axle.
Nothing brews even more motivation like a short spin around the block!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

Sadly, for every Model T that is brought back to life, there is another one slowly rotting away in someone's garage or shed. You know, it was grand dad's pride and joy, he restored it back in the 50's, 60's, or 70's. It has 4 flat tires, and hasn't seen the light of day in 40 years and is piled hig...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT has anyone ever seen a bike like this?
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: OT has anyone ever seen a bike like this?

Its from WWII, Soldier is wearing WWII pattern dress. WWI pattern British dress was much different than the later issue type.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - SIG-NAL-ITE MODEL T ERA ROAD FLARE
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: FOR SALE - SIG-NAL-ITE MODEL T ERA ROAD FLARE

Can't say I ever tried to light one with a match but I have updated the lighting system in them before.
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Ed... 3 doors west, must be talking about Dave and his wife? It is a small world! The shop was one of the main reasons I bought the place, I had outgrown my little 1 car garage in Bay City and a 2 car garage with shop was like moving into a hanger. Mark has shown me pictures of the shop "back in the...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

The weather finally got into the 30's, up from below zero so I got a chance to pull the engine and tear it down into major components this afternoon... The whole thing needs a rebuild so that's where it's headed...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28754

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Great work! Keep it up!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 5469

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Started my Farmall F-20 in gear with the crank once by accident.... almost ran me over, then ran into the house hitting the power line under the meter causing a shower of sparks and some surprise for my wife and neighbor who were inside on the other side of that very wall. Oops! Had to have the line...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Funny you should mention the C4 issues... I just put it in Saturday and had no issues, no mods needed. Must be the early C4's with the small bell housing are just the right size. I did have to use a different bolt in crossmember... Stock one won't work. Now I've got space to pull the T engine out!
by Barth_Tool_Co
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

The local Model A guys have a one day swap meet at a local dealership this time of year... Found some good deals for my '26. I saw a brass era radiator as well as a few other T parts. Engine comes out this week for teardown. I've got some of my steering and ruckstell parts at a machinists now and wi...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 5324

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

From a fellow Michigander... Glad it wasn't worse! I broke my heel bone when I fell after a corn crib roof collapsed on me a few years ago... blew up the bone into a few pieces. They did surgery and screwed it all back together but I was down for 2 weeks waiting for surgery and another 2-3 weeks aft...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

Picked up this plate for mounting on the rear tire carrier...
by Barth_Tool_Co
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Sealing
Replies: 21
Views: 2298

Re: Pedal Shaft Sealing

Beautiful work Adam.