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by Jeff Hood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model A wheel adapted to wood spoke hub
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Model A wheel adapted to wood spoke hub

Saw this on the local Craigslist. Guy only wants 80 bucks for it
by Jeff Hood
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT door alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Model TT door alignment

Pictures of your cab and doors would help. Model T bodies and frames are very flexible. Is your cab mounted on a frame now? Make sure the frame is level, flat, and square and the cab mounts are level and square. If it is not on a frame now, you still need to have the mounting pads or brackets level,...
by Jeff Hood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: What are these wood rails

Some more pics
by Jeff Hood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 660

What are these wood rails

These wood rails and corners were in a bunch of stuff I aquired. It was a mix of parts from Model T, Model A, and ?? Does anybody recognize them?
by Jeff Hood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Hayes rim
Replies: 0
Views: 177

30 X 3 1/2 Hayes rim

I mistakenly had this posted as a Kelsey rim, but it is the one identified as Hayes in the chart on another thread on the forum. 30 X 3 1/2 Hayes rim with two broken lugs. This is the rim that fits the notched felloe. Got this rim with a bunch of parts, it had a rock hard petrified tire on it and I ...
by Jeff Hood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim

CORRECTION. This is a Hayes rim that fits the notched felloe. I'm going to repost it.
by Jeff Hood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Those hubcaps look like accessory ones that came with hub covers that covered the hub and bolts like these. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1460498107
by Jeff Hood
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim

This is a Kelsey rim that fits the notched fellows.
by Jeff Hood
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim
Replies: 4
Views: 262

30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim

30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim with two broken lugs. Got this rim with a bunch of parts, it had a rock hard petrified tire on it and I thought it was probably junk. I cut the tire off and found it's not too bad at all. The bead edges are thick and not at all sharp, and though there is some rust it's not bad....
by Jeff Hood
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1364

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

I use one of those cheap plastic ones that hook over the edge of a car door. It's easily removed and hidden although I rarely remember to do it. A swiveling or gimbal mount one for a boat would be better and some are removable leaving only a small bracket. I believe I read somewhere that Ford was th...
by Jeff Hood
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.

Saw Pit Mercantile is still there but building looks completely different now. Here is a link, click on the history tab and see the same picture as posted above plus a neat story.
http://sawpitmercantile.com/
by Jeff Hood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1361

Re: Ford history questions

Ford felt that his car provided everything that anyone would ever need. It was simple, reliable, economic transportation that anyone could afford. He said that he would "build a car for the masses" and he did, and he sold 15 million of them. He also said that as long as a Ford car was on the road, a...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1361

Re: Ford history questions

As far as the car not having a drivers door, it was probably considered unnecessary due to the brake lever, pedals, and steering wheel interference. There was drivers side access on earlier cars without doors, and there was a left rear door on later touring bodies too. Also as mentioned, if driving ...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Couple of thoughts: A tube properly inside a tire generally doesn't fail unless pinched, cut, or punctured. The tire and rim contain the tube and allow the high PSI. An unconfined tube just continues to expand until it is stretched so thin that it fails. Depending on how heavy the rubber is, it may ...
by Jeff Hood
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

Hap, if you look at the first link in your post (General Hillclimb Info) and scroll way down toward the bottom where I posted more info, there are two pictures (1971) of the car when it was orange and had the huge megaphone exhaust. Just below that is a picture of it in orange with the megaphone, an...
by Jeff Hood
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

It looks like a demountable conversion. Spare tire is already mounted and filled with air. I would guess that there would be a hub on the car with six holes that the pins locate in, and a single center nut holds it on, like a modern "Knockoff" hub.
by Jeff Hood
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whuzzit??
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Whuzzit??

It's called a Boston Starter. The cast-in number B S 1 identifies it. Check Jay's post at this link with information on it.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1439219302
The pictures at the bottom of the post are of my Boston Starter.
by Jeff Hood
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Seat Belt Install

Model T's have rolled over and people have died whether they were strapped in or thrown out. Others have survived whether they were strapped in or thrown out. In a crash at 70 mph a 200 pound object (body) can generate over 10,000 pounds of force against the restraints. This can easily tear out most...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

You will not regret having the pedal extender. It makes reversing so much easier. Additionally, when backing up, I always pull the handbrake lever to neutral and use the left foot for reverse and keep the right foot on the brake. You can quickly apply the brake if necessary without the delay of movi...
by Jeff Hood
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3504

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I see maybe three different things going on here. 1) That ring gear shows obvious signs of skipping over pinion gear teeth. It is beyond any further use. This is the cause of the terrible noise in the original post -SKIPPING TEETH. The noise sounds and even feels like it is right under the floorboar...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How do you post pictures?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: How do you post pictures?

How do you rotate them when they post sideways? They were upright on the computer, but posted sideways.
by Jeff Hood
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

A lot of guys seem to think that they need to really jerk the crank and generate some speed, this isn't the case! I learned watching a 90+ year old who made a couple of priming pulls, and then turned on the key and gently pulled 7 to 11 two times and his T started right up. I have been at shows wher...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19709

Re: Foto of the Day

Late afternoon in the California Desert
Late afternoon in the California Desert
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Late afternoon in the California Desert
I can't figure out how to rotate these, but if you click on them they will turn upright.
by Jeff Hood
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Quickener
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Steering Quickener

Yes, a slower ratio will be easier to turn (less effort) but take more movement of the steering wheel. Modern cars with "quick ratio" power steering are probably in the 12:1 or 13:1 range which gives about 2 to 2 1/2 turns lock-to-lock, but just try to steer one without power! Old manual steering ca...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1457

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I got tired of trying to stop seepage and leaks. I didn't have another bulb, and no glass bowl either, but I had a bunch of other stuff, so I used a close nipple in the tank into the end of a tee with a 2" nipple and a bell reducer with a petcock drain out the bottom for water and sediment. Out the ...
by Jeff Hood
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Quickener
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Steering Quickener

I believe you are calculating wrong unless you are going to install it upside down. 6:1 is slower and would actually probably make for a nicer driver, but you definitely don't want to be quicker than stock 4:1. These units are used on race cars to quicken a stock steering for less lock-to-lock turns...
by Jeff Hood
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2191

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

We used to put a drop of Tabasco on a copper penny and it would shine like new. I always used Nevr-Dull on aluminum and liked the results and ease of use. It's supposed to also work on brass but I have never tried it.
by Jeff Hood
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1511

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

Take it off the car and put it face down on a rubber mat such as a mudflap. Now you can use your full body weight to push the bucket into the rim and turn it with the leverage of the mounting arm.
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: 6 volt battery dilemma

Where I worked, we bought mostly Fords. The original Motorcraft batteries usually lasted up to 7 years in our fleet vehicles that were started and stopped dozens of times a day while on very short runs. We could not get a replacement battery of any make, including a Motorcraft bought from the dealer...
by Jeff Hood
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3504

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

No telling how that nut got in there, but I suspect as has been suggested that it got picked up by the magnets on the workbench when everything was being assembled. Good thing you found it! However I don't think that is the source of your noise. I don't see where you describe the noise other than be...
by Jeff Hood
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Looks like there is a name plate riveted to the cover. Maybe some careful cleaning will reveal a name and some numbers.
by Jeff Hood
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

As far as a caliper keeping the wheel in place, it also depends where the caliper is mounted. Where I worked, I got a call one afternoon that one of our police spec Crown Victorias was stuck on the bridge with a bad transmission. The car wouldn't move forward or reverse, so I sent a tow truck to ret...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!

Hey, it's a neat little street rod and at least it represents a Model T. There aren't too many T street rods except for the "Kookie" T bucket variety. It just may strike an interest in a REAL T for someone! There were several of these built in the early '70's and according to the magazine article, t...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: slow cranking starter
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: slow cranking starter

They crank slow, RRRrrr........RRRrrr........RRRrrr........RRRrrr. After a few revolutions they pick up a little, especially if it fires once or twice.
by Jeff Hood
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Yes, get the books! The differential side gears are pressed onto the ends of the axles and retained with a "C" clip. You have to take the differential apart and take the axles out from the inside.
by Jeff Hood
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

The pinion bearing spool and torque tube are mounted to the housing with studs on earlier models and bolts on later 22-27 cars. As Dan said, they are an unusual size and thread that is NOT in use today (I can't remember the size right now.) They are special, but available from vendors or swap meets,...
by Jeff Hood
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Since you've got it out of the car, take the driveshaft assembly off. The whole tube, driveshaft, and pinion gear come off as one assembly. Then get a big screwdriver or prybar and see if the differential and ring gear move back and forth. You may as well fix it now while it is out of the car.
by Jeff Hood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Economy of scale

Pocket calculators
by Jeff Hood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Even a well set-up car doesn't push around easily. There is a lot of drag in the system. When you pull the hand brake lever back to the upright position, you should see the clutch pedal lower to the halfway down position. This is "so-called" neutral where the direct clutch pack is released and the l...
by Jeff Hood
Fri May 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Since you have the car on stands, release the handbrake and grab each rear wheel and try to move it in and out. There should be very very little movement, like none. There are babbit thrust washers in the rear end that crumble and fall out of place allowing the in-out movement. If you have excessive...
by Jeff Hood
Fri May 31, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 277

65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet

July 20, 2019 – 65th Annual Long Beach Model T Club Vintage and Classic Parts Exchange Saturday July 20, 2019 from 7:00Am until it’s over. One of the oldest and best old Ford and old car swap meets in the west. Open to all makes and models, automotive and hobby related items only. Long Beach City Co...
by Jeff Hood
Fri May 31, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 341

65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet

July 20, 2019 – 65th Annual Long Beach Model T Club Vintage and Classic Parts Exchange Saturday July 20, 2019 from 7:00Am until it’s over. One of the oldest and best old Ford and old car swap meets in the west. Open to all makes and models, automotive and hobby related items only. Long Beach City Co...
by Jeff Hood
Tue May 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Balancing Water??
Replies: 25
Views: 1994

Re: Balancing Water??

Balance the tires on a 35-40 mph vehicle? Why? I spent a lot of years balancing tires. An out of balance tire will really show at a speed of about 25 - 35 mph, and then smooth out some at higher speeds, and then come back at about double the speed, around 65 - 70 mph. Often the worst shaking is at ...
by Jeff Hood
Wed May 22, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Driving Wheel Question

On hard acceleration the torque of the engine twists the frame and lifts weight from one wheel while planting weight on the other. The wheel with the lighter load spins leading to the belief that it is the driving wheel since all of the power is being sent to it. The differential will deliver equal ...
by Jeff Hood
Sun May 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ruckstell shifting
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: ruckstell shifting

Like Norm says, shift into low before going down the hill. The shift into low while moving needs to be done while power and load are on, throttle down and climbing the hill. That's hard to achieve when you decide that you are going too fast down the hill already. Shifting down at that point could po...
by Jeff Hood
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another trailer question
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Another trailer question

Any reinforcement you add to the ramp door also adds weight that you will have to lift to close or support as you open it. You can tighten the balance spring to help, but then you get to a point where you have to pull too hard to open the door and it will snap shut when it gets to a certain point. I...
by Jeff Hood
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Trailering Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Trailering Questions

My old trailer has a narrow door and I only have about an inch clearance on each side. I put guide rails on the floor to keep me straight going in and out, and it also keeps the car from moving around as you fear.
by Jeff Hood
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Could be FORD ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1459

Re: Could be FORD ?

In my 1926 Dyke's manual there is a section on repairing "Orphan Cars" with a list of cars that were no longer made by 1926, and a list of places to source parts for them. I seem to recall counting well over 200 cars on that list.
by Jeff Hood
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: oil for model t
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: oil for model t

Any oil you can get today is WAY better than any oil available in Model T times.
by Jeff Hood
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Universal Thread Chaser
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Universal Thread Chaser

Like Keith said, take your time. That tool works fine if you are slow and careful and the threads are just messed up, but it can't make new threads where there aren't any old ones left.
by Jeff Hood
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5302

Re: lets go back to the old Form

Jim, if you are clicking your "back button" it will not change color, but if you click on "return to 2019 discussion forum" at the end of the post the color of the icon changes.
by Jeff Hood
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Period trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: Period trailer?

Dallas, you should know by now that anything old and rusty came from a Model T Ford.
by Jeff Hood
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?
Replies: 20
Views: 1710

Re: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?

The important thing is that there is a number that matches the paperwork! Over the years I have ended up with three cars that, due to engine changes at some point, had a number on the paperwork that did not match any number on the car. Only the license plate matched. One 25 coupe is shown as a 23 on...
by Jeff Hood
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 2643

Re: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen

In California, nearly everything you buy has a proposition 65 warning label that states that the product contains chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive harm. So any oil, chemical, fuel, plastic, rubber, paint, or practically anything else, could qualify for your sign.
by Jeff Hood
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

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 high...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 4359

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Many years ago I was a Foreman in a busy truck repair shop. The owner hired a new "lube man" who had supposedly worked in the motorpool in the Army. His first job was to do an oil change on a Kenworth with a big Detroit Diesel 8V92. They hold about 10 gallons of oil. I showed him where the oil drums...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Essential tool for antique or modern car
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Essential tool for antique or modern car

I actually have an adjustable wrench, Craftsman if I recall correctly, that is marked 3/4 on one side and 19mm on the other.
by Jeff Hood
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 2438

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

Yellow teflon tape is for Natural Gas, not gasoline. White tape works fine, but I prefer permatex #2 also.
by Jeff Hood
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shipping crate specification verification
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Shipping crate specification verification

Had the floorboards out of my 25 coupe today. The two upper sections appear to be original and are most definitely made of scrap wood. In the two upper sections there are 8 pieces of wood dovetailed together and then the ends are dadoed and a piece of wood is inserted to keep the sticks stiff and st...