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by Mark Nunn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand crank?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Hand crank?

My Crank was severely worn. I cut off the section of shaft that holds the ratchet and welded on a new section of 3/4" rod. I didn't have to mess with the handle sleeve.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: Un-Distributor FS

Gary, I had the same problem on my '26 and I did what Adam described. It was a 2-minute-fix.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2172

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

John_manuel wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:08 pm
Would any but "commercial users" post in this section?
Yes, non-commercial users would post in the services forum. I'm rebuilding my front suspension and I'm getting close to needing some work done. I plan to list a "Services needed" thread when the time comes.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking opinions on 1912/13 oil pans
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Seeking opinions on 1912/13 oil pans

Per Bruce in the 1912 section: Typical “three dip” with narrow front “snout.” The “seven-rivet” mounting arms were replaced with “three-rivet” arms during the year. In the 1913 section he wrote: ENGINE PAN: Early production used the “three dip” with narrow front “snout” and “teacup” oil drain. The m...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? Re safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: ? Re safety wire

I was given the remnants of a roll of .035 inch stainless mig weld wire. I haven't had to use it yet or test it for brittleness, though.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

Allan, I had previously saved a link to your instructions for assembling the differential. I measured and marked the thicknesses of the nine washers I had on hand and then selected the combination that produced the correct settings. I used your method last winter with great success. Thank you for th...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside (original) oil line cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Inside (original) oil line cleaning

The timing gear is in the way of using plug for access.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 30
Views: 1828

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

New phone. Photo test 16:9
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Success.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 30
Views: 1828

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

New phone photo test
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Dog gonnit. It worked.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3897

Re: What have you done with your T in January?

I'm rebuilding my front suspension. My left spindle is worn on the top surface as if it was used without a bushing. It looks thinner than my right spindle. This is the left. IMG_20210117_130239030.gif I mic'd the spindle, axle yoke and new bushing shoulders. It looks like there would be a gap of .01...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: longest time for original owner for a Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: longest time for original owner for a Ford

I would say you're the winner, Sir. And I admire you for it.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: Model T Year and body style?

February 25, 1924
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaky Hose Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Leaky Hose Connections

The inlet and outlet castings on my '26 were pitted and difficult to seal. Rather than using sealants, I used JB Weld to fill and smooth the pits in the rings that hold hoses. Once they were smooth and rounded, I had no problems using reproduction clamps.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

Douglas appears to be less than a 1 1/2 hour drive from Iola KS. I expect that Marc will be there from Model T Haven.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery horn buttons
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Battery horn buttons

It appears that an Alien has abducted Allan. He must be a shape shifter because, at times, he appears as AllAn and other times he's Allen. I think the alien was Martian Vowell. With apologies to Mr. Bennett and Mr. Vowell. Sometimes the spell checker goes nuts and someone types Ignacio and the nanny...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

To Mark Nunn - I would assume the O.D. of the mill end would need to be just fractionally over the diameter of a new spindle body bushing. I agree, Steve. But at the moment my spindles are in a box somewhere waiting for bushings and reaming. I'm hoping to get a head start on the axle before they re...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

Donnie, can you post the outside diameter of the cutter? I could make one of these from an unthreaded spacer, which I can get from McMaster-Carr. Those are only about $20 and some mill time.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #3
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: #3

The young woman and her out-of-work-musician husband in the last group of photos get around. The first time I saw her in a photo was in one of Loren Sorensen's books about 20 years ago. I saw a different photo of her last year on Facebook.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo size
Replies: 29
Views: 922

Re: Photo size

Photo test. Windows 10 The site still does not automatically resize with this one exception. I always have to manually do that. This is the only photo that I have not had to resize to load and it's the largest. My limit is about 350 KB and I must save files in gif format. I cannot explain why this p...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2602

Re: Shipping T parts

Susanne wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Mark Nunn wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am
I'm hopeful that these two truckloads of T parts arrive before spring. :D


MAIL 12.gif
Are those '13s or 14s?
The date on the photo was 1912 so I'm guessing they are '13s.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2602

Re: Shipping T parts

I'm hopeful that these two truckloads of T parts arrive before spring. :D

MAIL 12.gif
by Mark Nunn
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 496
Views: 52770

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

By 1932 this old guy was about worn out. I can't imagine how hard it was to steer it with that amount of caster in the front axle. It's parked in front of a radiator shop so someone isn't finished with it yet.
TT seen better days.gif
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Stop Light Wire

Don't bother with filing off the offset pin, just install it. I've had two bulbs ruined because the bayonet is thin and soft. When installing the bulbs, one pin crushed until flush with the body and cannot be repaired without excessive effort. The taillight on my '26 didn't have a socket when I got ...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in December
Replies: 41
Views: 3508

Re: What have you done with your T in December

I removed and disassembled my front axle and spindles. I boxed them up to send out for repair and bushings. I'm waiting until after the shipping companies get caught up before send them out. I have one inner bearing race that can spin in the hub. I'll need to address that when parts arrive. Front ax...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STUCK!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1317

Re: STUCK!!!!!

I agree with Steve that it's easier to work on with the steering wheel/gear cover out of the car. If Jonah had a regular gearbox, the cover can simply be unscrewed to remove the wheel assembly. However, he has a steering wheel lock. Jonah, does your lock device thread onto the gearcase like a normal...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed

This photo was taken in '27 but I can't tell what year this TT was from.
Wilson fruit co wreck 1.gif
Wilson Fruit Co wreck apron.gif
by Mark Nunn
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JB Weld or Bondo
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: JB Weld or Bondo

Neither. That should buff right out!
by Mark Nunn
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2602

Re: Shipping T parts

July 3 2020 was the day my wife and I ordered an anniversary gift for ourselves from a major national retailer. We're still waiting and were told to expect delivery by February. It's a sofa frame for our gazebo. It turned out that they "forgot" to order it from the factory in China. We found the per...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: problems posting pics , contacting moderator
Replies: 15
Views: 662

Re: problems posting pics , contacting moderator

I use Windows 10 and have never been able to post photos unless I edit them to the maximum pixel size and save as gif files. Forget about using an Android phone to post.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A custom body sedan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: A custom body sedan?

To my eyes, It appears that the coupe has a rear-facing jump seat. Maybe I'm seeing something else.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

Re: Drill Bit Quality

One important thing to know about using a drill chuck is to tighten all 3 of the jaws and the drill bit won't spin in the chuck, it was years of frustration before I figured that out. Just my 2 cents worth. How do you not tighten all 3 jaws? They all work in unison. Tighten with the key in each of ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment question
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment question

I relined the shoes and replaced cams and cam bushings on my '26 and had a similar condition. There were several contributors. My drums were round but the shoes were not. There was a low spot opposite the cam which created high spots at the top and bottom of the shoes. I had to reshape the shoes to ...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window glass
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Window glass

Danny, I sent the files and I included G-2C upper too.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window glass
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Window glass

I made these drawings for my '26 Runabout.
G-1C.pdf
(8.46 KiB) Downloaded 27 times
G-1C 40308 half.pdf
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G-1C 40308.pdf
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I have these in an AutoCAD dwg and dxf formats if anyone wants copies for a CNC job. I can't attach them here. Send me a PM.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation in a TT truck
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Engine installation in a TT truck

Frank, I read about using radiator springs on pan ears in "Tinkerin' Tips". It is not an uncommon "upgrade".
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory Wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Factory Wiring

This photo shows a very early generator car. Its rectangular cutout is correctly mounted on the firewall. There is a hole in the firewall (just inboard of the carb adjustment rod) where the wire from the cutout passes through. I assume it is going to the ammeter. MT Free_Floating_Poppet_Valve_Co_Hea...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this hole?
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: What is this hole?

There is a rod in the side curtains that goes into the hole. That is how the side curtains open with the doors.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back in time.
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: Back in time.

Dan, here is another period photo with shaded headlights.
Benson headlamp shade.gif
Wow, my scanner went wacko!
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?

I have the light mounting parts and repro hardware. The license plate bracket that came on my car is rust-pitted, cracked and bent. I have no apprehension about cutting it down. My new light is an original Ford item and in much better condition. The plate or badge idea is interesting. I could have a...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?
Replies: 7
Views: 443

How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?

I want to add a second tail light to my '26 Runabout. My car's tail light housing didn't have a socket for a bulb when I got it. I installed a 2-pin socket in the housing and a brake light switch. I now have a working light. Then one day, George (aka UPRR) hand-delivered another improved-car tail li...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 967

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

It could be for drainage but not what you're thinking. Imagine if the shelves are painted while hung from one of the holes on the other end. The first process of painting is cleaning the parts. They would be run through a cleaning bath and the fluids would need to drain and dry before paint is appli...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

Maybe you have an antifreeze artesian well that's bubbling up through the floor.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 27
Views: 1715

Re: Carsenegenic??

Scott_Conger wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:22 am

I've pretty much slowed down or stopped posting...
Hey Scott, don't be a stranger.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

At least there was one '13 Touring still on the road and looking good in 1947.

1947 13.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

I have been perusing a local online photo archive with photos tagged with the search term "auto". I viewed the photos in ascending dates. I noticed that by 1936, Model T's were absent from street scenes.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 1198

Re: Front radius rod question

The ball on mine was worn .040" side-to-side and .060" top-to-bottom. I took the advice of a forum member and built up the ball with weld and ground it to shape. The process was described with words like "easy" and "fast". It was neither. My problem was that I don't have my welder set up with shield...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Compression test

Don't forget to fully open the throttle during the tests. You can't compress air that can't get in.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Un-Distributor FS
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: Un-Distributor FS

Mike, your E-timer has been on my short list of must-get's for a long time. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet since I’ve been concentrating on all of the drivetrain and safety issues first. I’m hoping to get ready to buy early next year. I’ve read the information on your website many times so I think...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

Thank you for the links Rich. I was wondering what the steering wheel attached to.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Old photos of Sprague Worm Steering Gear For Fords

I saw this photo of a Roadster pickup with a sign on its apron. A google search turned up the ad from E.H. Sprague Manufacturing. Has anyone seen one of these?
Sprague Gear photo.jpg
Sprague ad.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 2025

Re: Tree hugger

I'm not sure what those of you in California will do when new internal combustion engine vehicles can no longer be sold. California can't seem to keep the power on as it is.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1900

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

I found the same issue with my '26. I've only driven it about 30 miles so far but it hits the plateau at 31 mph (according to my phone's GPS). My car doesn't have a magneto and it runs on 6 volts. Changes in throttle and timing offer no improvements. This discussion made me think of a test that I co...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Coils

I like Erik's packing method too. I carry a spare coil wrapped in cloth and standing upright to protect the adjustment. I think I'll wrap it in corrugate like Erik does for better protection.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 91
Views: 4894

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

She's a beauty, Scott.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow

The Renze Company is a few blocks from where I work. Back in 1934, they did this. Why? I don't know. There are crowns on the hubcaps. I suspect that this was made for the Knights of Aksarben.
Renze Airflow.jpg
Renze Airflow windshield.jpg
Renze Airflow side.jpg
Renze Airflow front.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1397

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

It took me a few cycles last week to remove the yoke on my '26. The seam in the rod was twisted near the end about 15 degrees from a previous adjustment. That told me that I was in for a battle. I used a MAPP gas torch followed by a generous flood of WD-40. And, repeat. I don't use the aerosol WD-40...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 74
Views: 10932

Re: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions

Thanks for the ride Scott. You've made a lot of progress getting back on the road.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1657

Re: Mini rant, T related

I was told by the traffic department where I work that this year has been the worst for shipping damage and delays in our 70 year history. We ship millions of dollars of produce each day so losses are not insignificant. This summer I had a shipment sent to me from France that FedEx "lost". It arrive...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

Here are more photos from Badger Body. The building was across the street from Omaha's Ford plant They apparently sold Ruckstells. badger outside 1.jpg Here is a TT body. badger outside 2.jpg Fordson's on display. Note the one on the right of the photo. badger inside 1.jpg Another showing Fordsons. ...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

I found more photos if the inside of the building with Fordsons and bodies on Model TT's. I'll post them later. I can't post from my IPad.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

James, Badger Body and Truck Equipment is still in business in Omaha, Nebraska. I don't know their early history. The building in the background of the photos was their plant.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

I found this photo taken in 1927.
Threshing machine T 27.jpg
I wonder what the hitch is attached to.
Threshing machine T hitch 27.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Norman Kling - The grease requirements you mentioned are basically the reasons for which I buy grease from marine or boating supply stores. Marine supply stores sell grease that is designed for use on boat trailer wheel bearings, and I just figure that whatever "waterproof" qualities are present in...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4540

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

I was, finally, able to remove the adjustable yoke from my tie rod. It appears to have been stuck for many decades and took many heat and soak cycles. Now I need to get the pitman arm off to replace it. I'm running out of bigger hammers. I might try to make a puller if I can't find one the right size.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

The nut is castlated so I wedged a screwdriver into one of the slots of the nut and used that to position it. For the vertical bolt, I fed a thin wire down from the top of the frame and hooked the dental floss I had earlier tied to its cotter pin hole. Pulling the wire and, subsequently, the floss p...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo of where I grew up
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Old photo of where I grew up

This was my old stomping grounds. I found this May 1922 photo of downtown Benson Nebraska. post block 1922.jpg Two things caught my attention. First, on the right are several Model T's. Parked next to the Roadster pickup is a touring car with the old-style billed fenders. It's probably the oldest ca...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.

I saw this on my local craigslist and had to share. I have no connection to the ad but the builder is my kind of guy.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/pts/d/benn ... 52962.html

There are many photos in the ad.

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by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall trim
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: 1909 firewall trim

This photo of a wrecked '09-'10 was taken in 1913. Timing suggests that nothing was changed from original. This correlates with Jem's photo. It also shows a screw behind the lamp. See the arrow.

09 firewall.gif
by Mark Nunn
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Common to see 26-27 brake drum shoes out of round. I've been fortunate to find a few for my purposes that at are true. I suppose they can be trued but never tried it. I suspect you'd have to remove the liing and use heat. I didn't use heat to make my shoes round and I did it with the linings on. Ma...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Check that the shoe is round with no high or low spots. The low spot will typically be 180 degrees from the cam. Remove the shoe and lay it in your drum. High and low spots will be apparent. I had to adjust my shoes to stop brake drag. To fine tune my new linings I rubbed soapstone on the inside of ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A birthday today.
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: A birthday today.

One of our local residents celebrated her birthday Oct. 1 too. She is 114 years old and the 6th oldest person in the world. I thought about this yesterday. She was born in 1906 and could be the original owner of a new Model T. I don't know her personally to find out if that was true.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2813

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

big2bird wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:09 pm
Were the Offy, Miller, Drake heads close enough to fit a T? Anyone know?
I believe those were mono block engines. They didn't have removable heads.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Interesting tool

Me Landers, could you send me a pic of your dip stick next to a ruler please? I have a 26 touring the measurements might work for. There is a drawing of the '26-'27 gas tank fuel level at the bottom of this thread. That should help you make a gauge. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/24615...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T

Mark, the box looks like it was a wagon with "...TRUCK CO" on it. It has a bunch of cast iron window sash weights in it.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T

I found this photo that was taken on May 12, 1913 after an Easter Sunday tornado. 4-12-1913.jpg It has a 6-rivet rear axle housing, which puts it earlier than July 1911. 4-12-1913 clamshell.jpg The other photos show interesting details. There is a cutout pedal on the left. 4-12-1913 cutout.jpg I tri...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 5189

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I removed my front axle to do a total rebuild. Everything is worn out. Front axle removed.gif It looks like the car lost a front wheel at one time and the perch and spindle bolts on that side were ground down to the nuts. My car spent most of its life as a heavily loaded truck. I imagine that is why...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early

The first thing that caught my attention was the different front fenders. It looks like '13-'14 on the one side and earlier billed fender on the other.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early

I ran across this photo today of a brass era Model T truck conversion and had to share it. It was taken in Omaha Nebraska in 1920.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 197
Views: 20352

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert, what paint did you use on your engine? My engine came to me painted the same color. I have a new head for it and I'm looking for a close match to the block.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 30
Views: 1828

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

ChrisB, I have NEVER been able to post jpg photos from my phone or from my computer. That is regardless of file size. I get an error message which states that it is not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. I have to open the jpg in Paint and save it as a gif file. The gif error message...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FRONT SPRING PERCH (LATE STYLE)
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: FS FRONT SPRING PERCH (LATE STYLE)

Mark, I need a right side perch, 3818B for my '26. You state "left" and "passenger side" in the description. I don't know which perch you have. Are these for RH drive?
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2350

Re: Drive shaft follies.

Can't you remove the pinion housing bolts and the two radius rod nuts? Would that let you slide the torque tube off far enough to drill the bushing? The pinion housing would not be removed since it's captured.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 7175

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

Not Model T but... My niece is 16 years old and has always loved old cars. I gave her my 22 year-old pickup but that wasn't old enough. Last weekend she got her first old car, a '51 Packard. She loves driving it. There is no question that this is only the beginning of another old car hobbyist.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1918 Touring on Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

1918 Touring on Craigslist

I have no connection to this ad in Omaha, NE Craigslist. The car is in Bennington which is a few miles NW of Omaha. The car looks good and, to me, is reasonably priced at $7,800.

https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/d/benn ... 62140.html
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: radiator hose

This is topic-drift. The ribs that seal to hoses on my inlet and outlet were also pitted. I filled the rib pits with JB weld and smoothed them before assembly. There are no leaks and I expect that hoses will come off easily when needed.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a locking steering wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Is this a locking steering wheel?

Before I clicked "submit" I thought to myself, "Dan has an ad for this." You didn't disappoint, sir.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a locking steering wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Is this a locking steering wheel?

I ran across this photo taken in 1920. Besides being a great period photo, I noticed that this car has an unusual steering wheel. It looks like it might have a lock and key in the front. Does anyone know for sure?
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by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

Rich, shipping weights are listed in the encyclopedia. I took a peek at the 1924 numbers, for example, and found the Runabout at 1540 lbs, Touring at 1650 and Fordor at 1950.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: radiator hose

I installed a new set of red hoses last spring. I have no complaints whatsoever about their quality.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

One problem with electroplating that hot dipped does not have is the Farraday effect. Electric currents in the electroplate process can leave bare areas inside of bends. The beads of rims may not receive a zinc coating on the inside. Molten zinc in a hot dip tank will flow into those areas.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Purchase - date & advice
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Purchase - date & advice

The windshield post on the right side is from early 1926.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2350

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I removed my sleeve by grinding a groove along the length of the sleeve to loosen it. I used a cutoff wheel to cut the groove. As I was grinding I was watching the color of the sleeve. When I was close to the shaft surface the sleeve turned blue because the material was so thin. I stopped there and ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 92
Views: 4612

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Factory-installed wire wheels were black. Dealers would exchange them for wheels of other colors to suit customer preferences. You have a the opportunity to paint your car any color combination that you like since there was no standard combination.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

The company I work for uses Gatto Industrial Platers in Chicago for zinc electroplating. The quality is quite good and consistent. I don't know if they do hot dip. There are two other companies we use for hot dipping and the quality of the coating varies from week to week.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4100

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

I'm preparing to remove and rebuild my front axle. I decided to loosen a few fasteners before raising the car to use its mass against stuck fasteners. I loosened the nut at the bottom of a spindle bolt, which took a long wrench for leverage. When it finally started to turn freely I noticed a gap bet...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles

There they are, Joseph. I was looking for those two photos of Farrington Garage trucks on the University of Utah archive. I posted those on the old forum. Both were taken in front of the Utah state Capitol building. I lost those photos when I got a new PC. I've always loved the pickup.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915/1916 Touring photo - any info available?
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

Re: 1915/1916 Touring photo - any info available?

Steve, the original photo is right side up in David's post. Windows vs. Mac, I guess.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Economy Motor Head Company

I was looking for something else in a photo archive and I found these photos of a head made by Economy Motor Head CO. It has "For Ford Model T Motor" cast into the head. The patent date is October 1925. Is anyone familiar with this head? It has a curious combustion chamber shape. I would imagine tha...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Looking for pictures of Model T era auto service vehicles

The photo archive at University of Utah is massive and searchable. I put in a date range of 1917-1932 (random dates) and entered "truck" in the search category. It produced 342 high-quality photos of trucks, most with signage on them. This is a link. https://collections.lib.utah.edu/search?facet_set...