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by Mark Nunn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Old Photos
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era camping (a Dodge)
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Old Photo - Model T era camping (a Dodge)

I've posted this before but since this is an old camping scene, I will post again.
Model T_Bryce_Canyon_NP.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

My Great Grandfather borrowed my grandparent’s Model T “for a few days” to drive from his home in Missouri to Arkansas. That’s where there was gambling and drinking. The Model T was the only car he could borrow that he knew could make the trip. He returned home two weeks later to my very angry grand...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 120
Views: 4458

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Don, whatever you do, don't use those saws hanging on the wall to make parts. It looked like your car's previous owner used them. ;)
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

Allan, I did send a picture and note to the vendor about this concern.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

My rivets aren't loose but there isn't much of a head on one side. I put the U-joint in a vice and there was no movement between halves. If I use this part I will definitely peen the rivets. I just have not decided if I will use it or send it back. It appears that mine is not unique with the questio...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 898

My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

I looked at my new Taiwan-made u-joint and the rivets are barely peened over. I'm afraid to use it as-is. The heads on 3 rivets are not seated completely. I can insert a feeler gauge of .011" under some. Is this what is being made these days? I will probably send it back unless I can find a way to s...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Staude Tractor Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Staude Tractor Conversion

I don't see a way to attach a draw bar. Would the farmer create his own or were they offered by the manufacturer?
by Mark Nunn
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedometer question
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Speedometer question

You might find instructions in the reference library at antiquespeedometer.com.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week

Will this work on the Ford NH too? I built one but have not installed it yet. My car is many months away from being roadworthy. No testing has been done with my NH.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 1733

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Pairs of plates do get split up all the time. Go to any swap meet and you will find singles everywhere. Matching pairs are harder to find. I bought this plate from a collector, who had years-worth of plates with this same registration number. He acquired them from the original owner's estate where t...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sideways photos again
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Sideways photos again

Steve, when I click on your photos, the sideways photo stay sideways when using Internet Explorer. If I use Google Chrome, they rotate to the correct orientation.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Buying a Model T

Do you have any photos to post?
by Mark Nunn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 120
Views: 4458

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

I would put some old shoes on those running board brackets. You don't want to find those brackets "the hard way".
by Mark Nunn
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Closed Car Windshield Removal/Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Closed Car Windshield Removal/Replacement

Thank you for the write-up Rich. One of the windshield panels in my '26 Runabout appears to be laminated but I cannot tell what the other one is. I plan to replace that one just to be safe.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1661

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

I'm not going to admit to how many times I've ordered the same part multiple times because I didn't remember that I already had it. :oops: I sometimes order parts months before starting a project to spread out the costs. I keep spreadsheets for both of my cars where I list parts or services purchas...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1923

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Manifold cooker?
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1661

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Steve, was it beside the speedometer you were looking for? :)
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Registration holder
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Registration holder

I put mine in a small tin box under the seat. I used tin just in case a little critter gained entry. Truth is that I have a very good barn cat to keep them away so I'm not too worried about that.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedometer-gear compatibly question
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Speedometer-gear compatibly question

Try searching the data in antiquespeedometer.com. They have a lot of information on their site.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 42
Views: 2331

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

In the movie "Goldfinger", they put an entire crushed Lincoln in the back of a Ranchero and it didn't even bulge the tires. Rich isn't breaking new ground here.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 42
Views: 2331

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

This is "Model T era" but not Model T. This post may be booted because of that. This is a charcoal drawing that I did 30 years ago. This was a local '24 Dodge Brothers Business Coupe that I almost bought.
24 Dodge Bros crop.gif
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3312

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Test the parking brakes BEFORE removing the axle keys to ensure they work. When I got my car I also waited until I was at home to start the engine since the car sat about 15 years. The car moved easily as my dad and uncle pushed and I steered it toward the trailer. That is when I realized my parking...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 3972

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

I installed a Fun Projects pinion bearing in my spare driveshaft today in preparation for a rear end rebuild. Yesterday my radiator shop said that my radiator is not repairable. Tanks have spiderweb cracks, the neck is split in several places and the core looks "like a lawn sprinkler." It COULD be r...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to identify windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: How to identify windshield

Check your glass dimensions and compare to this drawing if you are unsure of what you have.
windshield pg3.png
by Mark Nunn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Roadster Pickup project question
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: 26 Roadster Pickup project question

Rob, I went out and looked at my '26 Roadster and the brace is riveted on like your lower photo. It's not between the panels.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

Dan, the Babbitt bushing in my torque tube must have been a relatively recent replacement with a non-Ford part. It does not have a groove and has a tighter fit on the driveshaft than the bronze replacement.

Thank you for your input and I apologise for not asking permission to repost your photos.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

The Babbitt bushing in my torque tube has the grooves on the face for grease distribution. It does not have a longitudinal groove like the bronze bushing. Bushing DS.gif Where does the groove go in the torque tube assembly? I borrowed the photos below from Dan Treace's post from 2 weeks ago. They sh...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1298

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

The blocks fit inside the frame rails behind the pan ears. A horizontal bolt goes through the outside of the frame rail, through a hole in the block and a hole in the pan ear. IV wood block.jpg The block part number is 3083. If you buy the bolt kit, Lang's part number is 3083BS. Don't get a bolt kit...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3312

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Where is the car in question? There might be a forum member nearby to help out. What if there isn't someone? Mentioning to the seller that you have someone coming to see the car in person may show whether the seller is legit.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1298

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

It looks like you are missing the wood block (at least the left one) between the pan ear and frame. Maybe the nut is hidden in the shadows but I don't see one.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Things that you never expect to find...

Susanne, how did Towe get possession of your car without your permission?
by Mark Nunn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Martynn made a drawing of this assembly too.

app.php/gallery/image/90
by Mark Nunn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2202

Re: New Tool

I will not be attending Hershey.
However, Mike, I would like to see if I can electronically sign the petition.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?

art ebeling wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:47 pm
This is a picture Russ sent to me of an 11 wrench. Does it look like this? If it is an 11 I would be interested in buying it. Art
Art, the wrench is completely flat. The bent wrench in your photo is the type that I am familiar with.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?

I found this in a stash of Model T tools I acquired from my aunt. It does not have the bent end that I have seen in Model T tool kits. This is flat with a 1/4" wide notch. Does anyone know what speedometer this is for?
Speedodmeter wrench.gif
by Mark Nunn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Compact stalls were created for the sole purpose of increasing parking stall counts that are required to satisfy minimum regulatory requirements. As an Architect in the '80's and 90's (now Mechanical Engineer), I had to work within building and zoning codes in 20 states and 4 countries. The use of c...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I am going to replace my torque tube and driveshaft with my spare after some refurb and paint. Should I replace my driveshaft bushing? The only “problem” I see with it is that it is babbitt. Based on what I’ve seen in my spare rear axle and torque tube, they were rebuilt not long before they were ta...
by Mark Nunn
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4313

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

I was tired of looking at my worn out starting crank. The bushing was shot and the spring was missing too. I was planning to build up the shaft with weld and grind it until I scored a piece of hardened 4140 shaft stock. That stuff is hard on drill bits and bench grinder wheels. image.jpeg The new bu...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reverse question
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Reverse question

Your reverse band may not be perfectly round. If true, loosening the band may not be enough to prevent friction.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Build Date?

I suggest taking some large, high-quality photos of the car when visiting the DMV. I showed the clerks a photo of my car when trying to get a title. I could see their eyes light up when seeing something different and new to them. They appreciated that jesture. I say "they" because the clerk I was wo...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity

The fractions shown in Bill's link are difficult to read. They are legible in the 1926 Service Bulletin on Cimorelli's website. See page 5.

http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/service_b ... efault.htm
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I was planning to install a sealed bearing in my car's torque tube until I discovered the condition of my spare. It's better than the worn out junk in my car. I think I'll go ahead with the FP bearing in the spare and not regret a what-if.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I pulled apart my spare torque tube and was encouraged by what I measured. The front bushing had been replaced and the clearance between it and the driveshaft was less than .001”. The shaft had .001” of wear compared to the adjacent diameter that was not in contact with the bushing so I suspect the ...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

I spent an hour with a hammer and chisel knocking off many decades of crusty dirt buildup from my spare torque tube. Under the dirt was a perfect, unrusted grease cup. It was shiny and beautiful. It was also identical to the rusty old cup on my steering bracket. I put the pretty one on the bracket w...
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone give me info about this badge?
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Can anyone give me info about this badge?

I didn't see MOAL until someone else mentioned it. Am I the only one to see LMAO instead? :D
by Mark Nunn
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4313

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

My clutch adjusting bolt was upside down and the brake lever had to swing too far forward to clear the bolt's head. I couldn't install my newly finished floor boards. The metal trim plate would not allow enough travel to get into high gear. I flipped the bolt and can now install the floor boards. I ...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

My first thought was maybe the steering box. There are three small gears held in place by three pins. One pin that is longer than the others that works as a steering stop. My guess is that the steering shaft is not lined up with the gears properly or the one long pin is in the wrong place. Just my ...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto headlight problem
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Magneto headlight problem

Tim, I have worked closely with a few of LED manufacturers over the years. The good ones include over-voltage protection in the lamps. The circuitry will temporarily turn off the current to protect the diodes. For example, if a 24V power supply was connected to a 12V LED, the light will flash. The f...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 gas tank straps
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: 27 gas tank straps

My '26 has the same long bolts. I also have the pads on straps. I suspect but, cannot confirm, that the long bolts were needed to make it easier to start the nuts with the tank held against the firewall.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Dang. Mine's upside down too.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

I agree with Mike K. If no one knows about a Model T product or service because it cannot be discussed by the creator, the Model T hobby dies. I'm relatively new to Model T world, about 1 1/2 years. I need to know what is available to me to get my car back on the road. There is no incentive in devel...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I like it!!
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: I like it!!

Adam wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 am
It would be nice if a “page” was 50 posts instead of 100.
I agree Adam. 100%.
by Mark Nunn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1044

Re: Model TT id?

This is an ad for a cab that has doors. I don't know if they are correct for your TT. I am not associated with this ad.
https://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/d/ ... 00555.html
by Mark Nunn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3031

Re: Post your favorite sign

I saw this while leaving an event at a local winery. I don't think it was just my weary eyes.
etix.gif
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New exhaust manifold porblems.
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: New exhaust manifold porblems.

Allan, what did you use for an exhaust sealant? I have a Ford FE V8 that does not use exhaust gaskets. It has embossed sheet metal shields where a gasket would normally go that compress, deform and seal when the manifolds are attached. My cylinder head rebuilder recommended using anti-seize on the m...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Altair wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 am
Octagon will fit a square nut it has four flats in side. You can buy 8 point sockets to day and 4 point sockets both are for square head fasteners.
You will not get much leverage on a square fastener with an octagon wrench.
Octogon-Square.jpg
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any metal workers out there
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: Any metal workers out there

Goodfellow.com sells small quantities of metals and other materials. They have phosphor bronze sheets. I don't know about costs.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5094

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I'm making progress on my new floorboards to replace ol' Aunt Lula's kitchen cabinets. (That's what they look like to me.) Boards are milled, jointed and glued. I finished making hardboard templates for the two upper boards and should have them ready by this weekend.
floor.gif
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: NH carburetor questions

I haven't installed my small-float NH in my '26 yet. Will I need the thicker float? I assume that I would have to raise the float level to compensate.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: NH carburetor questions

You didn't say which NH you have. The float on my Ford NH is .625" thick.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Unknown cars
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Old Photo-Unknown cars

'16 Maxwell on the left and '16 Buick on the right
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

I saw an ad for a '16 Speedster on Craigslist recently that appeared to have an LED lamp in place of the burner. I did not talk to the seller but it has been done.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount

This is the wood block. It goes inside the frame and a bolt in inserted through the outside of the frame, through the block and the hole in the side of the steering bracket. Matt's lower photo has a round spacer where the block should be.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3546.aspx
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inductive Tachometer
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Inductive Tachometer

I’m a new Model T owner and have not driven my car on the road. I need to get a feel for shift points and maximum safe engine RPM’s to prevent damage before heading beyond my driveway. I can’t tell what RPM my engine is running by sound. I had an inductive tachometer on my lawn tractor for years and...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: 1924 ? Motor

Somewhere, I have a picture of that engine taken in 1964 at the Henry Ford Museum with a Kodak Instamatic camera. Remember those? I also have a picture of a six cyl. engine on a stand taken there. I don't know exactly what it was, but to me it looked like a Model T engine, but had two more cylinder...
by Mark Nunn
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5094

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I reinstalled my rebuilt steering column last week. I also installed the wood block behind the steering bracket, which my car lacked. There is no play in the steering wheel now. :) Steering column.gif I started making new floorboards yesterday. I made a lot of sawdust milling 4/4 lumber down to 9/16...
by Mark Nunn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Himico Cylinder Head
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Tim, I thought I saw your RPU on Craigslist recently. Was I mistaken or did you change your mind?
by Mark Nunn
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front spring question
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Front spring question

Thruway Spring in Rochester should be able to re-arch your leaves for you.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Running for the first time since 1950s

Outstanding Jim.

The caution tape is a good idea. You don't want to find those brackets the hard way.
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: contact details
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: contact details

You may be able to send a PM through the old forum unless that functionality was disabled.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6912

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Andre, are those custom spindles on the axle or are they for the lower European cars mentioned in this thread below?

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=541
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The First Ford sold.
Replies: 44
Views: 2763

Re: The First Ford sold.

I think the first two paragraphs were copied directly from the book "Tin Lizzy".
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What part of a T are theses?
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: What part of a T are theses?

I'm guessing but I think they are radius rod ball cap studs. The holes are for safety wire, not cotter pin.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: IMPORTANT - Forums are back
Replies: 28
Views: 1540

Re: IMPORTANT - Forums are back

Has anyone else found a solution to having to log in every time you visit the forum? I previously was logged in every time I opened the forum. Now I need to log in every time.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?

Friday morning July 19. I still cannot view photos I cleared my cache 3 times and clicked the little "Delete Cookies" button at the bottom of the forum page and rebooted. I'm using Windows Internet Explorer 11 for my browser. Edit: I cleared cookies, history, etc. again and rebooted twice. I can see...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?

The banner said to clear my cache then login. I did that. I can read posts now but I cannot view any image that was posted after some time during the day of July 14. What am I missing? I also need to login every time I visit the forum, which I did not do previously. Edit: I fixed that problem by cre...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Improved car front axle

My '26 has a very slight sway to the upper surface. Would that make it from an older car or is there a 1/2" overall dip? I need to measure it. This is from the encyclopedia. In Sept. 1920 Ford introduced a new design axle forging which was straight between the two spring perch bosses. The older desi...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1507

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

It took me almost two hours to get my rims off the first time. My reproduction rims had pins of various heights and some were too long to allow removal. I filed all pins to the same height and can now remove rims whenever needed.
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: Coils

I use the E-Timer with rebuilt coils and couldn't be happier with the results. Having said that, I should mention that coils used with the E-Timer do not have to be adjusted or have the capacitors replaced - that's purely optional, but an advantage for those without a coil tester, or who are not co...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Using a 4-1 steering gear box in place of 5-1
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: Using a 4-1 sterring gear box in place of 5-1

Assuming that the 5:1 set is on an "improved car," what will happen is that with the 4:1 gears, the thing will steer hard as Hades. Remember that it has the low-pressure big tires. I'd think long and hard about doing that swap. Ford changed to 5:1 gears for a reason. Correct. He needs to swap the 4...
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of The Day II
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Foto of The Day II

Using a PC I can click on the "page 2" icon and skip the first 100 entries.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Using a 4-1 steering gear box in place of 5-1
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: Using a 4-1 sterring gear box in place of 5-1

Wayne, both the 4:1 and 5:1 have 36 teeth so the only real difference is the slot length. Slot width did change, however, probably to accommodate manufacturing tolerances. This is from the encyclopedia. 02-23-22 Changed angle between centerline of case and the center of 13/64” radius at ends of slot...
by Mark Nunn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 2554

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

My universal grease cup does not have a spring. I have a spare torque tube that had decades worth of hardened dirt over the grease cup. There was so much dirt that you would not know what was under it if you don't know Model T's. After chiseling off the dirt and removing the cup, there was no spring...
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Today’s project

Can you explain how you built up the material around the socket? Weld, braze, other method? I need to find a way to fix this.
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by Mark Nunn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - On The Way To Valley Forge
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: OLD PHOTO - On The Way To Valley Forge

I think the headlight lens on the left is about to fall out.
by Mark Nunn
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!

Awe, come on. Why did you guys make me look at this? Now I need to find a stick and poke my eyes out.
by Mark Nunn
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6226

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Not that this adds to the conversation, but when I don't have blue die available for marking I have successfully used a Sharpie. It cleans up easily with a solvent such as lacquer thinner of kerosene.
by Mark Nunn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine tongs
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Engine tongs

See Modern Methods of Ford Repairing, page 38.
Engine Tongs.gif
by Mark Nunn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering upgrade on my ‘21
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Steering upgrade on my ‘21

This is what my old steering shaft looked like. I had to put my thumb under the long pin to keep it from falling out when I took the photo.
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It's completely rebuilt now and ready to go back in but other projects have taken priority.
Steering column.gif
by Mark Nunn
Fri May 31, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2191

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

Popping and banging in the drivetrain could indicate a bad u-joint and/or front driveshaft bushing. Remove the bottom plug at the front of the torque tube. It's the one opposite the small grease cup. Push on the driveshaft. If it moves up and down, the bushing is bad and needs replacement. You may a...
by Mark Nunn
Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

It was over twenty years ago that I applied a tire-shine product on my truck. I guess a lot of the product ran onto the concrete of my driveway. To this day I still see the four "dry" spots in the driveway whenever it rains. Nothing soaks in.
by Mark Nunn
Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: Do you register your old plates?

Nebraska allows year-of-manufacture license plates under three conditions. They must match the year on your title. They need to inspect and approve the plate as having the correct color and not a reproduction. Finally, the plate number must not be currently in use by someone else. If these condition...
by Mark Nunn
Tue May 28, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing Long Steering Gear Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Installing Long Steering Gear Pin

I tapped mine in with a small hammer. It's a friction fit but not one requiring a press. It needs to go in far enough to clear the flange on the pinion. It should sit at the same height as the other pins. But, make sure the pin doesn't rub against the gear case. I had to tweak mine a little to fit j...
by Mark Nunn
Fri May 24, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

If Kevin is correct you may be able to verify that using the point of a pencil in the spark path. It is the same principle as checking modern coil polarity. Put the "lead" in the spark and see which way the spark goes. I would guess the brown spots have the flash going toward the ring and the other ...
by Mark Nunn
Tue May 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 u-joint housing
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: 26-27 u-joint housing

I'm rethinking my response as I think about Allan's notes. If there is no hole for grease with the large cup at the bottom, the torque tube is correctly installed. If the small cup is also at the bottom, then someone may have drilled and tapped the bottom of the torque tube. You might have a plug in...
by Mark Nunn
Mon May 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Change of steering gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Change of steering gears?

I recently changed my gear case, gears, pinion and shaft. The gears were a little tight (and my new shaft had .020" runout :( ). I had the whole column on the bench. Like Wayne, I used fine valve grinding compound and about 15 minutes of spinning my steering wheel to make everything turn smoothly.