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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

I ‘gotta’ ask, if you cut an X that big in a rod, are you doing more harm than good? look at the surface area of the bearing that’s lost. The X lets oil in, but also gives the oil a path out under pressure. In my mind the film strength of the oil is what prevents metal to metal contact (bearing fail...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

I ‘gotta’ ask, if you cut an X that big in a rod, are you doing more harm than good? look at the surface area of the bearing that’s lost. The X lets oil in, but also gives the oil a path out under presure
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring With Unusual Front Fenders
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: 1915 Touring With Unusual Front Fenders

The automobile is nice, but look at this listing for that area.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing front crossmember wear
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Repairing front crossmember wear

Very nice craftsmanship, your an asset to the hobby.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: Heating problem still

Your car is trying to tell you, you Are you trying to keep the coolant level too high. Try a 1/4 to a 1/3 down to allow for movement and expansion. The automobile will find the level that suits it. And I too am betting the pump isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed May 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1306

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

If you buy an Optima 6 volt battery you’ll be set for years. I’ve got some that are from 2012 and work like new.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun May 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter sealed bearing parts number?
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Starter sealed bearing parts number?

How great is it when someone making a livelihood doing something gives trade secrets (info) to help others. Ron, YOU are a stand-up guy!
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat May 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

There is a reason for hickory, have you ever seen a maple hammer or axe handle in commercial production? Or any other wood?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft and pulley question
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Crankshaft and pulley question

The pin has a clearance fit in the crankshaft. The crankshaft pulley has one clearance hole and the hole 180* to that, that is too small for the pin to go through. The pin is kept in place using a cotter pin on the big hole end on the inside of the pulley.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Piston ring seating

Did you check the end gap on the rings by putting a ring in the cylinder and pushing down just a little with a piston, to square it up, and using a feeler gauge to check the end gap? Should have a gap of between .012 and .020 And it should be a constant measurement up and down the cylinders.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Yes, I’m in total agreement with you Dan. The little broken lines must not be worn- see the last picture, if the shell are good, the rough broken seams will interlock and line up the shells. This is also why I’ve had no luck with babbitting the early iron shells, by the time you bore the for Babbitt...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

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Be glad to help but I’d need the shaft for proper fit. 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 2498

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Whoa!! Your not seriously think of running that poor engine with loose-missing parts floating around in it, are you? You are sitting on a bomb. Please think of all the could go wrong.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3118

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Around ‘72, quail hunting in Foard County Texas, still have the automobile but less hair. Me behind the the wheel
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Hard to believe

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Saw this small block Chevy crank at the scrap yard. Still in the block, is worn over 3/8 of an inch at that one rod.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-pumpjack T
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Old Photo-pumpjack T

I’m betting that with the increased diameter of the wheel as opposed to the motor pulley it gave that pump a workout. Thanks for the picture.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1157

Re: Coil ring sealant

Using Mylar tape to insulate the wire, then rapping the coils with 3M glass cloth electrical tape and putting a paper washer under the coil. Blasting the ring and putting it together then I take the assembly to an electric motor rebuild shop in Oil City LA. To me this is the important part of the bu...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Don’t forget the screws and if you or a friend has a lathe, making a few spools out of brass is a easy way to get the balance spot on.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

That porous material In the tank is asbestos.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

The ball bearing on the brush end and the brass bushing replacing the Babbitt bushing that carries the starter drive, that you provide, have got to be marked improvements over factory production. Sir, I’ve seen your work, your too modest.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

I’m betting your improved performance is because every thing has been straightened, a lined, polished, with new proper fitting bearings/bushings. Insuring proper contact and free movement. You got more than paid for, better than it came the Ford factory.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: Wire Wheels

Google; model a wheels on a model t. Click on the top link, The 2015 post has some pictures of adapters, some nice work.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with seat cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Help with seat cutter

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Coil Repair

Is it advisable to insulate the capacitor before repotting tar?
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal notches
Replies: 31
Views: 2901

Re: Pedal notches

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you can carefully weld the pedal and dress to where you have full contact. It’s a slow process, but the end result is close to new.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1735

Re: Is my starter toast?

If you end up removing the starter, remember you must first remove the starter bendix or you will mess up the mag coils.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

Someone with a torch can braze the handle, dressed down it wouldn’t be noticeable. Be glad to do it for you, Bob 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1785

Re: Question on babbitting

I use these sticks to tin with, poured in a cold rod they always look like this on the back. I do not tin, but I
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always preheat the block and mold.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Camshafts!

If your looking at having a camshaft ground, Norfleet Machine, 8323 Hoyle ave Dallas Tx, dose nice work for just a few $$. 214-381-1177. No connection, just a good guy to work with.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2727

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

OK , one must remember, a secure jack stand should be used in this procedure. By lifting the right rear wheel, putting the leaver in high gear and cranking over the engine thus spinning the right rear wheel, the air should become more turbulent on the carburetor side of the automobile which in theor...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

Re: not model T Continental engine

In my youth I had a Marion Handley rolling chaise that had Continental Red Seal. Placing a cup of water on the running engine, it barely made ripples.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wall Art
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Wall Art

Please post pictures of a by gone era
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Shreveport
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 2159

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

I have never seen a ridge in a T cylinder. The piston clears the top of the cylinder on each stroke. Thus no ridge?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

Just a reminder, you must remove the starter drive, (Bendix) before the starter will come out.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 2490

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

It’s posts from Hap and others that has made us all feel like we’re part of family.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Starter drive disassembly?

Thanks, Is it a right hand thread? Thanks again.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Starter drive disassembly?

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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnetic driveshaft
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Magnetic driveshaft

Jim, if you wish to demagnetize the shaft, you can use an armature growler. Switch it on, pull the shaft through and move it away and presto the shaft is no longer a magnet.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ideal crankshaft radius?
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Ideal crankshaft radius?

What is the preferred radius of a T crankshaft? Thanks for your time and help. Bob 903 824 1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

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The old forums are a wealth of information. Easy to google.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Google. Champion x spark plug: smooth versus ribbed insulator. It brings up a oct 9 2009 forum that has an add for the plug.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1936 Ford hood ornament
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: WTB 1936 Ford hood ornament

What year is this?
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: New Rig

In the 80’s my dad bought a new Mercury sedan, talking to him on the phone after the purchase, he said he had figured out just about everything except the light on the dash of the little man sitting on the commode. Honest to God, he told me he guessed the little light (seat belt warning) was to remi...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Buying gas from a visible gas pump
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Buying gas from a visible gas pump

This about 1955 in rural Texas. My grandparents lived in a community they called Five In One, a cotton gin and a small general store that doubled as a domino hall, was all that made up the business district. On one of our many visits my dad realized we didn’t have enough gas to make the 20+ mile tri...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 2644

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

With the head and gasket setting on the block, drop a bolt in the hole and there should be a minimum of 6/10 of a inch of bolt shaft above the head. That will equate to a thread engagement of about 8 and a half threads. And to compound the situation your dealing with 100 year old cast and possibly u...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Radius on big end bearings

The rod pictured has no babbitt it was used for setup. The fixture clamps the rod using pins and the large bolts on either side of aviation socket head bolts, cut flat on the inside of the head to go into the rod. The long, splicing nuts are used with a gauge block to check the straight and twist of...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius on big end bearings
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Radius on big end bearings

The shaft should have a radius of 1/16 at the rod pins so I cut just a tad over a 1/16. Very nice looking pour, please show us your set up. Also the fixture for boring the rods. Bob 903 824 1949
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Cam shaft seal

So, what is the number of the seal with the proper OD?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1979

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

I was at Fort Rucker, Alabama learning how to repair UH-1 helicopters and decrease the worlds population.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Admin help
Replies: 15
Views: 2355

Re: Admin help

I know nothing from nothing, spent most of my school years under a car. The Army only taught me how to kill and repair UH-1’s so not much help there. When I try to access the forum via Google MTFCA nothing, blank page. BUT, went to my browsers history clicked on an old forum topic and bingo, I’m in....
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Flywheel balancing

When the flywheel stops at any position after a gentle turn and doesn’t move on it’s own.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Flywheel balancing

OK, here’s the dill pickle. When the triple gears were added, everything went South. The gears are with in 8 grams of each other, but made a big difference in the balance no matter how I placed them. The balance improved by changing their location, but was still not acceptable. I’m thinking the gear...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Flywheel balancing

Hank, don’t your little plates look pretty, Thanks again. It is very simple and is done while on the balancer. Very easy to cut different weights beforehand and takes only a minute or two to change them out. Of course balancing done before height rechecked and the screws peened.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheel balancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Flywheel balancing

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Is there any reason to not use brass spools to balance a flywheel?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale early 3 dip pan
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: For Sale early 3 dip pan

I’ll take it. Bob Shirley. 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low Head no Made in USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Low Head no Made in USA

Dose it have the plugs for priming on the side of the head?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted, a set of magnet clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Wanted, a set of magnet clamps

Thanks for the offer George. Hank fixed me up with some really nice ones.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Shop tip

Please post tips that make things easier IE, Use an opened old magazine under gaskets, when applying sealant. When through just turn the page and the mess is sealed in.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 2242

Re: Today’s project

I’m with John, please post a picture of your cutter, the model number and where to purchase. Thanks
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted, a set of magnet clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Wanted, a set of magnet clamps

The little steel plates the brass screws hold on. Some that are not pitted and not worn by rubbing on the coils. Bob at 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter on 1912
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Starter on 1912

I did this on a ‘15 and when you go with a later flywheel don’t you have to use a later coil ring?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon May 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but not a lot
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: OT but not a lot

I’ve used the cheap cat litter from Walmart with good results. When there is no liquid remaining, put down fresh and grind it in the stain with your foot. Remember, to dispose of all contaminated materials as per the guidelines of the EPA. Sure would hate to hear you ended up on San Quentin death ro...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burnishing?
Replies: 21
Views: 2826

Burnishing?

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Please show the set-up you use to run your shaft in.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat May 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Babbitt

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. Got about 150 lbs left that nickel this is not about that. This is about the first picture, I was asking is, has anyone used the lead test kits to see what they have.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri May 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Babbitt

I’m with you when you say, know what you are buying. And not too long ago I lucked into 200+ lbs and got the MSD sheet. But I have been given and found a lot of Babbitt over the years. The Lead Test kit showed the Frictionless and the Magnolia not to have lead. The other pieces did have lead.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri May 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Babbitt

Anybody ever use a lead test kit to check babbitt? The gun at the scrap yard is broken.
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by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sizing rods before babbitt
Replies: 15
Views: 2082

Sizing rods before babbitt

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Trying to get at least .045-.050 babbitt In the rod. Ending with 1.350 rough bore. Cut from .015 to .025. Balance will be addressed after they are poured and cut. Thoughts?
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

Re: What happened? It just quit.

The cover was centered when installe, cam re-ground, checked for straight re-poured cam bearings— the spring just shaped. Ruxstel, guess you get the bubblegum. I’d post a picture of a timing gear from back in the day but, I don’t know how. Thanks to all, for your input.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

Re: What happened? It just quit.

Thanks for the replies.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

Re: What happened? It just quit.

The fiber gears I have from the 60’s have a slick finish and look nothing like the one in the picture. Why is the pictured one eaten off the side, must not have had mesh?? Ok here’s the tail— the Spring on the new timer roller broke and the roller was only making random contact. The fix was to bend ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

Re: What happened? It just quit.

Getting closer, at this point it was on mag with no provision for batt. Coils checked on a hcct— all ok. Pulled the plugs looked ok, no black soot laid them on the block, spun the motor and had random firings.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

Re: What happened? It just quit.

The motor is on a stand the fuel tank is about a foot above the carburetor with a 1/4 inch line feeding the carburetor. The carburetor was adjusted and it was running nice. I really like the old fiber gears, they are tough as nails and run so quite. The motor did not seize and fuel flow not an issue...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 2084

What happened? It just quit.

The history; a low use, 3-28-15 motor sat in a barn without the 4 main in the motor and rats lived in the pan. Spent over a year off an on, on the rebuild. New or re-ground everything. The only changes, went to high compression pistons, adjustable lifters, stainless valves and added starter so it go...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet

The outlet is for a 15 with brass radiator. Thanks again
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Wanted—3 screw mag plug & low water outlet

Looking for a 3 screw mag plug and a water outlet for a low head. Will take more than one of each if you can spare them. Thanks, Bob 903-824-1949.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Flywheel with Ring Gear for Starter & Starter
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: WTB Flywheel with Ring Gear for Starter & Starter

I just did this on a 15. I also replaced the double stack coil ring, no notch, and narrow magnets. Lang’s has oversize peddle shafts. You’ll most likely need new triple gear pins and want to check and recharge the new magnets, thus a new set of magnet screws. You’ll need the starter drive cover, the...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: EE crank
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: EE crank

I sent you a message, I hope. Thanks, Bob Shirley 903-824-1949
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting a 27 brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Cutting a 27 brake drum

Seems like I did this years ago, but let me run this by you guys. Is there any reason a 26-27 drum can’t be narrowed and used in an earlier transmission? I’m pretty sure the later clutch disk and driven plate are used. The driven plate bolts are replaced with socket screws, but past that won’t this ...
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3214

Re: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?

He may had said 17, I’ve slept since then. He sure seemed to be a straight up guy and wasn’t trying too fool anyone.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3214

Re: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?

I spoke with him, the motor is a 15, don’t know about the frame. He broke an axle and replaced the rear end with a 13/14 and sold the early one. He was asking 18,000. He said the front axle is not early and Lamps are repos
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?
Replies: 24
Views: 3214

Re: 1909 Touring, anyone seen it?

I believe this automobile was on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago. Thinking it was in Kansas City. Later axels and motor, but a Pontiac aluminum body. I’m thinking he said the lamps are repos, but still what a find.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal shafts
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Pedal shafts

Opened that pretty Ford marked envelope with the shaft inside, slid the pedal on the shaft only to find a very loose fit. The new shaft is .62375. The old shaft is .62575. That 2 thousands sure messed up my day. I’d post a picture, but I’m not that smart.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve and push rod reamers
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: Valve and push rod reamers

Don’t ever turn the reamer backwards, counter clockwise, as this will dull that puppy almost instantly. Use lots of cutting oil. And while I’m on the pulpit, tell your friends and loved ones how lucky you are to have them in your life.
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!

I mailed a medium express box on Dec 26 from a small post office in Rodessa La. tracking # 9114 9999 4431 3918 3566 31. The box was completely wrapped in stranded tape. Inside was two 6lb bars of Babbitt. The package was tracked leaving Rodessa and that’s it. Friday I went to the Shreveport Postal c...