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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: 364

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: 364

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: 157
Views: 13897

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 25
Views: 523

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: 339

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: 1431

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: 5214

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: 964

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: 640

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: 271

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: 271

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: 602

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: 640

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: 586

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: 370

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: 1431

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: 66
Views: 1717

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: 586

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: 2973

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: 1286

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: 808

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: 940

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: 1286

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...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

Is anyone who is soaking bows adding a little Downey fabric softener to the water? I read about that trick in Fine Woodworking Magazine about 20-25 years ago. Downey makes the fibers softer without affecting strength after drying. I still have the magazines but finding the article will take time. I'...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Measurement Request - '26 Roadster Top

Tom, in case you are not familiar with converting mm to inches...

Inches = mm/25.4

For example, the 250mm dimension in Luke's drawing would be 9 27/32 inches.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Dan, a 4:1 case can be converted to 5:1 (and vice versa) by changing the gears and shaft. You are correct that you can't mix internal parts. The gear cases have the same diameter and number of teeth. I took a 4:1 case like the one on the right in your photo and milled the slot to match the 5:1. I us...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Glowing Exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Glowing Exhaust manifold

When you installed the Z head, did you test the head by putting it on without a gasket and with loose bolts to check for interference between the pistons and head? Hand cranking would reveal interference by lifting the head slightly. There could be interference especially if your engine block has be...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2563

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!

What is the part number of the trailer converter in the above diagram and will it work on 6 volts? Thanks Jerry I don't have a part number since I bought a kit from one of the vendors. But, go to etrailer.com and search for a universal converter, not a model-specific converter. They have the 4-in, ...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in HBO Perry Mason
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Model T in HBO Perry Mason

I noticed that the truck has disc brakes too.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Hill Climb Car

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p5607v

The winner. Sorry, I'm on vacation and can't post photos from my phone.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Hill Climb Car

I saw this photo a few years ago. There is a follow up photo with a sign saying that this car won the hill climb.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Hub Wobble
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Fan Hub Wobble

Martynn's drawing in the gallery may help if you have not already seen it.

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by Mark Nunn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3924

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendon, that is a beautiful Model T. There is no better place than here to ask any questions about Model T''s . Ask away and you'll receive more answers than you need. That's a good thing.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: Top install question

Allan, must the angle be 45 degrees exactly? Eric's method works if the angle is increased by a few degrees.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1463

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Steve —on your tank stick I’m assuming that the square tank reading would be for the 26-27 cowl tanks? The earlier square tanks in the early Coupes had a square tank. Just wondering. I have a tank stick but it has oval and round tank markings only. The square markings are not for the cowl tank. The...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5426

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

I replaced my magneto post today, which is funny since my car doesn't even have a magneto. I bought the new post two years ago, before I knew that my car doesn't have a field coil. After I confirmed the missing magneto I decided not to replace the post. I figured that someone could use it some day. ...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5426

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

Our first drive ever was a few weeks ago and I discovered a bad rod knock. I adjusted the rods and went for our second drive yesterday, about 20 miles. The knock is gone but we experienced a death wobble at 12 mph in our driveway. My wife asked what that was, but not in a lady-like way. The rest of ...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1915

Re: They hung up on me!!

I have caller ID and I get a lot of spoofed calls with numbers that are supposedly from my town. I recently looked at the caller ID to discover that the call was from me! Someone spoofed my phone number and called me. I regret not answering that one.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Options
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Head Gasket Options

The head on my car has a small crack in the top of the water jacket. I recently obtained a good replacement and will have it surfaced before installing it. I intend to use a silicone head gasket since I have two in the shop. I won't have the block's deck ground flat since the engine is in the car. W...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1788

Re: 27 Engine details

You installed cotter pins in engine pan bolts. There is no harm in doing that. The cotter pins were eliminated at some point but the castle nuts remained.

Is that picky enough for you? ;)
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have not compared wishbones in person but this thread has a lot of measurements of wishbones and describes the different angles of the lugs that attach to perches. Early lugs are bent 13 degrees and '26-'27 are 11 degrees.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1318687549
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: 40 HP Model T

I noticed that the timer was fully retarded while the engine was idling and when the owner drove away. I suspect that he made non-standard adjustments to timer settings too.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: Question re front spring perches

What measurement will you use to set the caster? I find the published caster measurements confusing. In the MTFCA axle book the drawing shows placing a framing square against the axle, not the spindle bushings, and it shows a gap at the top of 1/8". But the text says 3/8". This book and the Ford Ser...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

I cut 2 two-foot lengths of angle iron ( 1x1x1/8") and clamped them onto the axle with hose clamps. I protected the axles from scratches with duct tape. The angle iron doubled the critical buckling strength of the axle from 14,000 pounds to 28,000. I did that to keep them from buckling in the press....
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2484

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

This is from about 20 years ago with my uncle at the wheel.
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by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's that tube next to the camshaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: What's that tube next to the camshaft?

That's the oil distribution tube. Oil splashed by the magnets into the funnel flows to the front of the engine.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Making progress on the TT

30 degrees and a 10" run has a rise of close to 5 3/4".
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Broken head bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Broken head bolt

Is any portion of the bolt sticking above the head surface? If it is, weld a large nut to it and try turning the nut. See a photo of the process in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13292
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4642

Re: What have you done in June 2020

I replaced the worn-beyond-use front shackles on my Runabout. I was hoping that properly aligned perches and springs would bring the caster back to nominal. That did not work. I still have way too much caster and I need to study why before making a 4-ft bending iron.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Making progress on the TT

Scott, when I made new floorboards for my '26 Runabout I measured the angle of the floorboard supports in the body. It measured exactly 30 degrees. I don't know for certain but I suspect that TT floorboards would have the same angle since pedal geometry is the same.
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by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library

I have the site bookmarked and it worked this morning.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Ignacio, I bought the same bushing driver that you bought. It worked perfectly to replace my brake bushings.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

Not a toolbox, but one year I opened my tackle box for the first time of the season and discovered that I forgot to toss the unused catfish bait. I haven't made that mistake since.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on 27 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Info on 27 Roadster

July 1926 build date makes it a '26 model, not '27. I know, my 'September '26 Runabout is a '27 but titled as a '26 to satisfy the state records.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

I have a similar tool from my uncle's stash. It is in al "L" shape rather than "T" and was made with a sparkplug base. The L-bar is solid steel and was forged into shape rather than bent.

Here is mine.
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by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

I "borrowed" this photo that was posted by Duane from another thread . It shows the exhaust pipe with a dent to clear the hogshead. Duanes hogshead.JPG My pipe does not have a dent but it is really close to the hogshead. It is about 1/4" away and I'm concerned about what the heat would do to the hog...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Thanks so the replacement brass bushings are 1926-27 but the outer diameter seems big for the hole am I supposed to sand it down? I replaced my brake bushings a few months ago using a bushing driver and a big hammer. I did nothing to the outside diameter of the bushing. It was an easy job. This was...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?

I missed the threads in the nut on Martynn's drawing. Thank you for pointing that out. I'm working on the RH side and I'm aware of the thread direction.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

What is preventing my wire wheel hub from being removed?

One of my wheels has a little bit of in-out movement. This suggests that the nut is not on far enough to hold the outer bearing in place. My problem is that I cannot get the hub off the spindle because I can’t get the outer bearing off. First, I tried to tighten the nut to adjust the bearing. But I ...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Steering bracket removal

I removed mine out of the car but I believe you can remove the bracket with the steering column in place. Remove the pin and timing lever below the bracket. If you find that you need to move the steering shaft up and out of the way, unscrew the steering gearbox cover and remove it and the steering w...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Carona Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: My Carona Puzzle

The rubber bumper looks like a turtle deck bumper for '26 & '27. They are 9486B on Lang's website.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

I have a caliper accessory kit to extend the reach of my calipers. It extends the jaw's reach to 2 1/2".
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by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4642

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Jim, with only 1" clearance I would suggest wedging a board between the ground and the open garage door to make sure that it is open as far as it can be and stays that way. You put too much into your truck to risk damage.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I also did a lot of fussing to make sure my brake shoes were round and concentric with the drums. I placed a lined shoe in each drum on the bench and shaped the metal shoes to fit evenly. My car had no linings when I got it so my shoes were out-of-round. When the cam spreads the shoe at its opening,...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

I had the same problem with my '26 this spring when I put new linings on. I used soapstone to mark high spots on the linings. I coated the inside of my drums with soapstone, put the drum on and spun it with the brake lever pulled very slightly. Soapstone transferred to the linings to show high spots...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone reconect problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Wishbone reconect problem.

My wishbone looked like this when I got it. I fixed the ugliness but still had a misalignment problem, which I have not resolved yet. I'll get to that next project. Wishbone socket-2.gif I used a ratchet strap attached to the front axle and rear frame to gently pull the wishbone into alignment. Then...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4642

Re: What have you done in June 2020

I took a quick bath in LA’s Totally Awesome Cleaner. That’s the end of this story. It started when I removed the inspection cover to adjust connecting rods. It was the first time I’ve done that and wasn’t prepared for the ensuing mess. I made a jig for my floor jack like the one many of you have see...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Re: Vibration

My 1926 Runabout vibrates a lot over 25 miles per hour. Do you have the wood blocks between your pan ears and frame? I installed the blocks but the new bolts were too short and they are too tight. I bought longer bolts to fix this but I have not installed them yet. Another solution I have read about...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Steel advice

Grainger's website shows 5/8" x 10" bolts in UNF, UNC and various grades.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 1383

Re: Pad for belly sling?

Is the sole purpose of a belly sling to offer added support and insurance? Or do they help reduce vibration and side-to-side movement? My '26 did not have wood blocks behind the pan ears when I got it. There is evidence that the left pan ear had been pounding against the frame for a long time. I ins...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: My Shop Stinks

A skunk got into my barn through a cat door. My dutiful barn cat chased him out but not before said skunk had released his full arsenal. It was nasty in that barn and on the cat. My solution to getting rid of the smell was to boil a quart of vinegar on the wood stove. My stove had a flat cooktop mak...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor glass pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: 1926 Tudor glass pattern

This has windshield glass. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/742573.html?1491408220 Edit. Sorry, that link does not have closed car glass. This has door and side window glass. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/490599.html?1414967608 Here is a better link. http://www.cimorelli.com...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tilley's Maiden Voyage
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Tilley's Maiden Voyage

We took our first drive yesterday since bringing Tilley home two and a half years ago. The drive was a short 7 miles and was a combination shakedown cruise and stress test. I was stressed and Tilley was shaking like she was going to fly apart. I enjoyed every short minute. My wife chose the name Til...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl id
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Cowl id

Fordors from '26-'27 did not have cowl gas tanks. That can't be from a Fordor.
by Mark Nunn
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Kingston L4 Cork Purpose
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: The Kingston L4 Cork Purpose

My understanding of the L4 flapper is it directs air flow through an idle circuit until airflow increases. Increased air flow opens the flapper to allow full air movement.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed

If push comes to shove, mark the wires and remove the coil box. Good point Mark. Rather than wrestle stuck coils out of the coil box, just swap two wires from the commutator. Mark them first so you know which wire goes where. You will know if it's a bad coil if the problem moves to a different cyli...
by Mark Nunn
Wed May 27, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brake lite / license plate bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Break lite / license plate bracket

George, is the teacup lens in one piece? I recently converted my tail light to include a brake light and I'm considering adding a right side light for future turn signals. I'll send an email.
by Mark Nunn
Tue May 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 54
Views: 5694

Re: Speedster build.

Ok,so I will need to make that little bolted on peice,Best I can tell the coiumn is just loose in the hole? It appears the curved portion of that hole for the column has a lip turned to the inside for strength best I can tell from the pic. The column in my '26 Runabout passes through the hole and d...
by Mark Nunn
Tue May 26, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Ok, my car doesn't make the banging sound when stationary, and also doesn't make the sound when in low either, but as soon as you go to direct drive (hi), the banging starts, as you reach cruising speed it goes away, until you decelerate, then it starts up again. My car had the exact symptoms as de...
by Mark Nunn
Sat May 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Radiator Question

If you use vinegar, I found concentrated, 30% vs. standard 5%, at Home Depot. It's in their cleaning section.
by Mark Nunn
Mon May 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield and glass replacement help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Windshield and glass replacement help needed

This has '24 closed body glass dimensions.
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by Mark Nunn
Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3227

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

Hank is right. Swamp coolers work by heat absorption as the water evaporates. The effectiveness of the cooler depends on relative humidity in the ambient air. In the dry air of Henderson NV, you would get a cooling effect. However, the high-humidity conditions of Florida allows much less evaporation...
by Mark Nunn
Sat May 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT

There is subtle differences in the '26 and the later '27. Here is the '27 version, easy to spot with the clipped top corner. This one has hole for the upholstery nail socket, for the trim board on the door and the latch tucks into the door panel opening. Dan, maybe you explained this in another thr...
by Mark Nunn
Fri May 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to install a '26 Runabout windshield seal
Replies: 1
Views: 238

How to install a '26 Runabout windshield seal

The rubber seal on my windshield post has worked its way out of the groove. It's strange since the car has mostly sat in the barn for months. I'm having a hard time getting it back into the groove and I could use some guidance. The seal is the one shown in the photo (arrow). Windshield seal.gif Shou...
by Mark Nunn
Thu May 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: differences in 25 and earlier frames from a 26

Frames were made thicker for '26 due to the heavier bodies of improved cars. My '26 measures .200" thick.
by Mark Nunn
Wed May 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 2598

Re: Henry's Chariot

Where did you get, or how did you make the front wheels?
by Mark Nunn
Wed May 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston L4 Float setting
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Kingston L4 Float setting

It is convenient to use a 7/16" drill bit, if you have one. Also, make sure the float is level with the machined surface at that gap. If the float is angled in any way, the setting will be off.
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6339

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I was shocked by the improvement. The Kingston L4 in my Runabout was leaking due to a sticky float valve. Even when it didn't leak, the engine never ran well. I installed a Ford NH that I rebuilt last year. Right out of the box with startup settings the engine idled smoothly. Really smooth! I made a...
by Mark Nunn
Sat May 09, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6339

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I installed my new radiator this week and restored the shell. I ditched the MotoMeter in favor of a simple cap from my stash. The probe on the MotoMeter didn't go deep enough to touch the coolant. The top of the overflow tube was lower. I don't want to damage the radiator neck with a heavy MotoMeter...
by Mark Nunn
Mon May 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

The top panel is not dimpled for the neck. It has a hole that's 1 1/4" diameter. The hole in the bottom of the neck is 1 3/4". This neck would be easy to move.
by Mark Nunn
Mon May 04, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

Mark, I have the same concerns about the hole being dished and whether the front panel is pushed in far enough. I wish I had a bore scope to look inside. I sent photos to Brassworks and will call later to talk to Lee. He had suggested on Friday that I have a local shop move the neck. I have a shop b...
by Mark Nunn
Mon May 04, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

I took better photos today of the critical measurements, which I will share with Brassworks. I told Lee that my shell's hole was 3/8" from the inside surface and he said his was 9/16". I didn't have a photo to share and don't know if he was measuring the same way. I'll send photos tomorrow so he und...
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 03, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

James, my original is a little over 3/8 (13/32"). I can't post photos from my phone. I'll reformat them and post tonight. I recommend checking fit of your shell if possible.
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

Bob McDaniel wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Mark,

Check your E-mail, I sent you a possible fix for this problem that worked very well for me.
Thank you Bob.
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

Did the thin radiator use a thin shell? I'll get out to measure my shell after lunch.
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This car is Beautiful - have a look
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: This car is Beautiful - have a look

Magnificent is an insufficient description. Wow.
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

RajoRacer wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 11:51 am
And who's "new" radiator did you purchase ? I have a couple original radiators - I'll measure after breakfast !
Brassworks
by Mark Nunn
Sun May 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

I bought a new radiator since my old one was not repairable. Much to my dismay, the radiator shell on my '26 does not fit over the new radiator. The hole in the shell is too far forward or the radiator neck is too far back. These are photos of my new and old rads. The neck on the new one is 1/2" bac...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 2767

Re: We lost another one

This is very sad news, indeed. Herm's impact on this community cannot be ignored. Thank you for sharing this with us, Tom.