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by Jeff Hood
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1093

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

In the picture of Dallas' coupe on the yellow trailer, The cars engine is over the front axle of the trailer and the rest of the car's weight is forward of the axles. This probably towed nicely, and may have actually had a little too much tongue weight. It appears to be about a 20 foot trailer with ...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1093

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

You're going to get a lot of opinions here for sure. Loading the car backwards moves the engine weight back on the trailer and lightens the tongue weight on the hitch. Depending on how long the trailer is, the weight could end up being behind the axle of the trailer making for a very poor towing and...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

My '25 coupe with all-steel doors has a regulator that looks just like the ones for sale in the catalogs for 26-27 and Model A's except it is bigger in every dimension. It had a potmetal roller on the arm that was seized and had been for many years and there was a groove worn in it. I first purchase...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1231

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

I've seen some pretty ugly cobbled together bracketry on many other auxiliary transmission installations too. Using an old Borg-Warner, Ford, Rambler, etc. overdrive also requires wiring, cables, shift levers, and home-made adaptations that are often complicated and ugly. I don't quite understand th...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 32
Views: 2003

Re: trailer design

A couple of thoughts here. I had a 70's era 18 foot boat on a single axle trailer with no brakes that weighed about 3600 lbs. Towing it behind my 1 ton pickup was never an issue, but when I hooked it to the back of the wife's Astro van (rated to tow 6000 lbs but with load leveling and brakes) it was...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

As Squirrel said, you are probably not drawing enough amperage with the small front bulbs. A 535 is a thermal flasher meaning that it has a bi-metal spring that curls as it heats and pulls away from the contact. The interval between flashes is determined by the time it takes the spring to cool and s...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a T
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: Buying a T

You are near Las Vegas, you should definitely seek out the Southern Nevada Model T Club. southernnevadamodeltclub.org You will find friendship, advice, and quite possibly a nice Model T.
by Jeff Hood
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

I'm happy with them. I know that they are all made in the same factory out of the same rubber, but something must have changed in the last several years. My last tires were Universal T Drivers and they seemed to dry out and crack very within a short time after purchase, especially sidewall cracking....
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

Even Snap-On black handles will begin to "sweat" and shrink and finally craze and disintegrate. If they are in a drawer or toolbox the gasses given off will rust and corrode other tools nearby. I have had several nice tools ruined by disintegrating screwdriver handles of many different makes.
by Jeff Hood
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: What should salvage value be?

If the car is insured for a certain amount, or if it is an agreed value policy, and the repair estimate is near or exceeding that amount or value, then the insurance company will pay the agreed value and request the title. They are essentially buying the car from you for the agreed value. If you the...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB wanted ‘24 ‘25 coupe quarter window hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: WTB wanted ‘24 ‘25 coupe quarter window hardware

Mike, I sent you a PM back in January with pictures of what I have. Check your PM folder and let me know if anything I have is useful to you.
by Jeff Hood
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Re: My Shop Stinks

I love the gas/oil/grease odor in an old garage or shop. However old stale rotten gasoline stinks and the smell will permeate your clothing. If you get some on your hands, they will stink for days and almost nothing will wash it off. If you have old rotten gas in a car and are able to start it, the ...
by Jeff Hood
Tue May 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Let's remember

Many may not know that the '13 roadster pickup that Ralph often posted pictures of, was that same Great Race car with a different body but the same Frontenac engine and all. It was his daily driver and it wasn't babied at all. It was a 70MPH freeway flyer. Shortly after joining the Long Beach Model ...
by Jeff Hood
Tue May 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updated Transmission Oil Video (While Car is "Moving")
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: Updated Transmission Oil Video (While Car is "Moving")

In the video above there is lots of oil flowing over the brake drum. If you watch carefully you will see oil dripping from the spring onto the drum, it just appears that the drum is not getting oil because it is being swept into the band lining but you can see it running out of the lining, and when ...
by Jeff Hood
Mon May 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet Cancelled

The Long Beach Model T Club Vintage and Classic Parts Exchange has been cancelled. Although we had hoped that the current virus restrictions would be eased by mid July, we have been informed that the Long Beach City College campus, which includes the stadium parking lot where we hold our meet, will ...
by Jeff Hood
Wed May 06, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 10787

Re: The frustration of incompetence

A stethoscope won't do it. a piece of vacuum or fuel line will help. Put one end in your ear and hold the other near the carb, muffler outlet, oil filler, radiator filler, and other spark plug holes. With a piston on TDC compression, air out the carb is intake valve, out the exhaust is exhaust valve...
by Jeff Hood
Mon May 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I dodged a bullet.
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: I dodged a bullet.

Don't use CHEAP JUNK cotter pins sold in CHEAP JUNK stores in plastic assortment boxes!!!! I have had some of these break when I bent them over, and almost all of them will break when you straighten them to remove them. A GOOD cotter pin will be able to be bent and straightened several times althoug...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More tape please
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: More tape please

I agree with Allen and Frank! Parts should not be able to move in the box! I just received some parts today that were rattling around in the box and a sharp edge had poked through the box. Heavy parts, especially those with sharp edges and corners need extra protection. Choose a box large enough to ...
by Jeff Hood
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 240
Views: 11329

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Late afternoon in the California Desert near Goffs, CA. October 2015
Late afternoon in the California Desert near Goffs, CA. October 2015
by Jeff Hood
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbe wheel question
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Newbe wheel question

Also note that the little bead on the wheel rim pulls up tight to the edge of the felloe, but the lug does not always contact the edge of the felloe. There may be a small space between them. Yours is tightened so far that the lug has been pulled to an angle and pulled loose from the rim. Notice how ...
by Jeff Hood
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Statements for Our Well Being!
Replies: 14
Views: 1300

Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

"You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough." "Be what you is, 'cause if you be what you ain't, you ain't what you is." My Great Grandmother had what looked like a page from a book (appears to be a page number in the corner) in a frame. I think it is part of a poem, but there is no au...
by Jeff Hood
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: HELP--- WHAT ON EARTH

One of my cars has bonded linings. I don't have any idea when they were installed, but the car was built in the mid 1950's and was driven extensively and I have driven it thousands of miles in the nearly 15 years I have owned it. I hardly ever have to make any adjustments.They do chatter some, but s...
by Jeff Hood
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?

Antique T Motorsports sells the brake lever extensions through their ebay store.
by Jeff Hood
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: 1916 headlight issue

I suspect that you either have the wrong bulb or a bad socket. A standard 6V or 12V bulb grounds the filaments through the base. A magneto bulb is not grounded through the base, the filament is connected to the two contacts only. Old sockets often have had the little springs between the thimble cont...
by Jeff Hood
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

I agree with Rich on the rocks. That dump box is only five or six feet long, and with the depth of the forms in the pictures, each load probably only makes five or six feet of progress.
by Jeff Hood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 2732

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

Check everything in the engine! One of our club members had a cracked drum with Kevlar and in addition to the fuzz there was a sandy/gritty substance everywhere, in all the bearings, and even in the rings. Had to completely disassemble and clean the engine.
by Jeff Hood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 3885

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

Tony, before you pull the engine, I think you need to figure out what is causing the bind. It sounds like the u-joint/driveshaft is pushing everything forward causing a bind in the transmission or maybe even pushing everything forward binding the crankshaft against the thrust bearing. With everythin...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT Comes to Life
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: 1926 TT Comes to Life

Welcome Jim! You've come to the right place, Great Story! The best thing you can do for yourself and the truck is to find a local club and get active. You are much more likely to drive it and enjoy it with a group of like minded hobbyists and an active club that tours. It's fun to see, and be, in a ...
by Jeff Hood
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery for 1916 model T
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Battery for 1916 model T

It won't turn the starter if that's what you're asking, but it will power the coils for crank starting, then switch to mag. You could probably do a full days touring with it running on battery even. The coils don't draw that much.
by Jeff Hood
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: my 21 -t-
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: my 21 -t-

There is a little hole in the frame above those felt pads, but it is usually plugged with dirt and rust.
by Jeff Hood
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

Seems like adding the floor would collect dirt and water leading to rust.
by Jeff Hood
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v to 12v model T starter conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: 6v to 12v model T starter conversion

I have been running a converted starter for many years and am quite happy with it. I bought a car that had been changed to 12V with an early 60's Ford Falcon generator and regulator and also had some 12V accessories. Rather than change everything back to 6V, I rewired the starter to slow it down and...
by Jeff Hood
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool-A-Ford valve cover accessory information?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Cool-A-Ford valve cover accessory information?

Most likely some sort of a road draft tube that hung below the engine in the stream of air under the vehicle to create a slight vacuum and keep the crankcase fumes out of the car.
by Jeff Hood
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - H style Headlight Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: FS - H style Headlight Parts

E-mail sent
by Jeff Hood
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WHEEL BERG PACKER,
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: WHEEL BERG PACKER,

Both cones should be oriented in the same direction. The bearing gets greased and you can see that the grease has gone all the way through. You don't have to take it apart to see the bearing. Also uses less grease.
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1782

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Frank, that's my point! 12V is not required. What is required is good current flow, ie no resistance. You can't get good current flow through 90 year old wires and rusty ground connections. Even the 21cp bulbs will be much improved if they are getting a full 6+V with good grounds. LEDs aren't necess...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1782

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

My 1923 Fordor has nice bright 6V lights. I get asked all the time how I have such good lights on 6V. Most can't believe that it really is a 6V system. Here is what I did: (1)Rebuilt generator and installed Fun Projects 6V voltage regulator -this is a real voltage regulator, not a cutout. (2)Cleaned...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 3885

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

I'm afraid that the drill may still turn too fast. Even if it is slow enough, I would not use it to start the engine. I think you should leave the spark plugs out and use the drill to "run it in" until it turns easy enough to hand crank it. You definitely do not want to have it start and not properl...
by Jeff Hood
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taps are done!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Taps are done!!!

Put me on the list if there are any left. Thanks, Jeff
by Jeff Hood
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

As Alan Long pointed out, modern wheels are dynamically balanced which means that weights are placed on both the inside and outside edges of the rim, sometimes in different locations. This is important with todays wide tires, however on a narrow "T" tire where the weight will be placed on the flat o...
by Jeff Hood
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

Loose bearing method with stick-on weights, use tape to put weights on felloe at the top, opposite the heavy spot. Keep adding weights until the wheel stays put no matter where you stop it. Sometimes you may need to move the weight a little one way or the other, but you should never need to put weig...
by Jeff Hood
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

This one is on my '25 coupe dash. 95 years later the car is still in Long Beach.
by Jeff Hood
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential casting block letters
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Differential casting block letters

Cleaning up a differential casting and found block letters instead of usual Ford script. Has anyone seen this or is this a "spurious" part?
by Jeff Hood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A wheel adapted to wood spoke hub
Replies: 1
Views: 476

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT door alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 284

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: What are these wood rails

Some more pics
by Jeff Hood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

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: 379

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: 552

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

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: 552

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: 552

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 2609

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 4583

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 4583

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2074

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 902

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whuzzit??
Replies: 3
Views: 741

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 1963

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 2336

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5774

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: 1375

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 2774

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 404
Views: 51005

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Quickener
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Quickener
Replies: 14
Views: 1936

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 3445

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 2481

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 2487

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5774

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4077

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slow cranking starter
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 3517

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 3517

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 3517

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: Economy of scale

Pocket calculators
by Jeff Hood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 3517

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 3517

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: 554

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 622

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing Water??
Replies: 25
Views: 3249

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ruckstell shifting
Replies: 13
Views: 1898

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another trailer question
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trailering Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could be FORD ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2118

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil for model t
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal Thread Chaser
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

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: 7999

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2079

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?
Replies: 20
Views: 2613

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 3816

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 2656

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 6758

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...