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by jagiven
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 2559

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

I was not able to rotate the torque tube, as something (brake lever or running board brace) was in the way of one of the grease cups. I just flipped correctly, and placed a 90 brass elbow in place and then installed a 20-30" grease gun hose with a remote zerk on the fire wall above the starter. Not ...
by jagiven
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ignition Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: Ignition Issues

It is running better, maybe not 100% yet. Adjusted the timing closer to 15 degrees past TDC. On battery it will accept a low slow idle. On Mag I was only able to get it to a slow idle once the engine was nice and warm. I found; - Coil #4 did not have as strong of a spark as the rest, so I swapped it...
by jagiven
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ignition Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: Ignition Issues

Timed using Steve's technique. Runs well on battery. Stalls now on mag at about 5-6 notches. I did not get to road test it, due to rain. Also found it wants the fuel air mix at 1 turn. She has always want 1 1/2 turns during the summer. 1 turn during cool weather. I did have to bend the timing rod t...
by jagiven
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ignition Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: Ignition Issues

Steve, my technique was definitely different than yours. I just followed what the Anderson Timer paperwork said. It stated to set the spark when the cylinder was past TDC between 1/2" to 3/4". I thought it seemed like a long distance, but I will double check the paperwork, and readjust closer to 15...
by jagiven
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ignition Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Ignition Issues

I have been fighting my T all year so far. It is running better, but not great. I cannot set the timing to a low idle, with the throttle closed down, I need to keep the timing set past 9, or it will stall. While driving at full throttle, I can feel a little lurching maybe every 20 or so seconds, wh...
by jagiven
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Minnesota Area Model T Reunion, June 8 & 9.
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Minnesota Area Model T Reunion, June 8 & 9.

Bob, thanks for posting. Wish my T was running better, so I could have made it.
by jagiven
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Minnesota Area Model T Reunion, June 8 & 9.
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Minnesota Area Model T Reunion, June 8 & 9.

I doubt I'll make it Saturday, The T is being troublesome, and not much time to work on it.
by jagiven
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FARMINGTON MN SWAP MEET SUNDAY JUNE 9
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: FARMINGTON MN SWAP MEET SUNDAY JUNE 9

I might be there. My T is running like crude, so I doubt I'll do the tour on Saturday.
by jagiven
Wed May 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 1859

Re: Do you register your old plates?

Every state is different. Minnesota is fairly relaxed. The YOM plate is considered a vanity plate, so as long as no one else has that number combo, your good. We have two registration options. Pay a small one time fee ($18), and put the plate on the car and use it as a Sunday and parade driver only...
by jagiven
Tue May 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacement Timer Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Replacement Timer Recommendations

My Anderson timer needs to be replaced due to wear. Was planning to replace it with a new Anderson timer. But was wondering if anyone could recommend a better timer.
Thanks
by jagiven
Fri May 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer connecting rod Image Request
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Timer connecting rod Image Request

That is what I was thinking of doing when I order a new timer. But in the mean time, I was thinking of giving it a few more twists.
by jagiven
Fri May 24, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer connecting rod Image Request
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Timer connecting rod Image Request

Can someone post a picture of the correct routing for the Timer connecting rod. Mine is all well bent up, and hits/rubs on a few items. Now that I have fixed my timing rod lever (poor description), she just is not running quite right. I think I need to be able to get a little more advance while at c...
by jagiven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anderson Timer Wear?
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: Anderson Timer Wear?

I cleaned up the slimy thing before posting any pictures

This one does not have an oiler flap, so I have never oiled on a regular basis.
by jagiven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anderson Timer Wear?
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Anderson Timer Wear?

So how much wear is to much for an Anderson timer? I drive a lot, 3K to 5K a year.
by jagiven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Commutator Lever Pin?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Commutator Lever Pin?

I'm not a big JB Weld fan, but I think that is a good fix for this application.
by jagiven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Commutator Lever Pin?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Commutator Lever Pin?

found a nail, that fit. New issue is the leaver appears to be worn. Not sure if the rod is worn, as it is well painted, to take a good baseline measured off of. The lever ID measures between .308 and .318. Oblong is parallel to the leaver. The shaft measured .308 to .310, where the lever sits /size]
by jagiven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Commutator Lever Pin?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Commutator Lever Pin?

Anyone know the right size pin to secure the commutator lever, on the end of the steering column?

I'm thinking of locating a nail of the correct diameter, cut and pien it over. That is how the throttle lever looks to be done.

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by jagiven
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues

2.5 gallons per 8 blocks.

May have found the root issue. Lever at the end of the spark lever rod, is just spinning, not rotating. We are out to dinner right now. Hope to make it home.
by jagiven
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues

I pulled the T out last weekend. Put some fresh gas in the empty tank, ran great. Next day after a few miles of driving it just did not have a lot of power and would lurch a bit. Figured there was some dirty gas from the Jerry Can. No big deal. Last night I pulled the Carb off and cleaned it, along ...
by jagiven
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tool help
Replies: 18
Views: 1258

Re: Tool help

Just to get it on a trailer to get it home. I would not worry about new bearings. Large adjustable crescent wrench, and side cutters to remove the cotter pin. Maybe a screw driver or an awl, to help remove the old crude from the castle nut to find the cotter pin. Personally, I would remove the old w...
by jagiven
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

I love boiled linseed oil, it is my favorite go to wood preserver. I primarily mix it with turpentine at minimum 50:50 (no more than 50% linseed oil). Been known to also add kerosene or mineral spirits too, grandfather always added kerosene. I think it is a great wood preserver. It will soak into so...
by jagiven
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T swapmeet.
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: Model T swapmeet.

Bob, thanks for hosting today, and opening you museum of cars. My son loved the little bulldozer, he wants one for snow blowing our driveway.

Thanks again
by jagiven
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?

I run 50/50 all year. Once it finds ot level is just sits there.
by jagiven
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T swapmeet.
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: Model T swapmeet.

Got the truck loaded with some "stuff" to get rid of. The Kid and I have made a long list of items he needs for his speeder project!

I suspect we will arrive around 9ish, maybe a bit earlier! Have to be gone by 3 for an early Easter Dinner!
by jagiven
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: 21" Split Rims

Looks good! I need a set for the kid's car we are building up. I am hoping to find a set at one of the local swap meets this summer.

You are clearly ahead of us, but school and sports keep getting in the way!
by jagiven
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Calcium Carbide
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Calcium Carbide

Two more places to try. Your local welding/gas supply house, and your local old fashion corner drug store, don't waste your time with a CVS, or Walgreens style place. You may have to ask the pharmacist if it is something they can order. 25 years ago when I worked in a pharmacy we could get it, in a ...
by jagiven
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery cable size
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Battery cable size

X2 on the welding supply shop, my local shop even puts the ends on form me.

My T, struggled with starting until, I replaced the grounding cable, and installing star washers to get a better bite between the various frame members to ensure a good ground all the way back to the battery.
by jagiven
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Spare Tire Carrier Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Help With Spare Tire Carrier Identification

Looks like my 21" spare tire setup for a wood wheel. The leg at the bottom of the image curves down. Mine does that, and the rim fits perfectly. My my spare does touch the roadster body, so it might be for an enclosed car.
by jagiven
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Treating wooden wheels.
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Treating wooden wheels.

I did mine natural, I used boiled linseed oil and turpentine. I have never tried it over stain, but it should work, just try it on a piece scrap wood. The two wheels I did 8-10 years a look great, and should never need touching up. I have used this mix on all kinds of old wood to stabilize it. I mak...
by jagiven
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 2602

Re: Let's talk gasoline

I add ATF (automotive transmission fluid) to each tank of fuel. About 1/2 oz per gallon. Started doing this after watching a Jay Leno video. He said he uses up one once per gallon. I felt a change as soon as the fuel in the carb, was used up. Been doing this ever since. I also found my T has a lot m...
by jagiven
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

You say "under no load", I assume that means your parked, and just revving the engine. If that is true, the issue is not with the 4th main nor the drive shaft bushings, as no power is being transmitted, past the clutch. I suspect a transmission issue, hard to say what. But I suspect a loose part, or...
by jagiven
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11762

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Rebuilt two wheels. Spokes are finished with boiled linseed oil and turpentine. Just have to finish painting the iron components. Went to paint the hubs their final coat of paint. Front hub, both halves, must have had some type of contamination on them. Blistered almost immediately. Now I get to st...
by jagiven
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood wheel question?
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Wood wheel question?

If the spokes are junk, cutting them is no big deal. They should be tight, so that is a good sign. I would recommend making a wheel spoke press. You will need it for the replacement spokes any ways. I opposed on the first wheel Friday, as the bolt holes were not aligned correctly. I flipped over the...
by jagiven
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11762

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Rebuilt two wheels. Spokes are finished with boiled linseed oil and turpentine. Just have to finish painting the iron components.
by jagiven
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T swapmeet.
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: Model T swapmeet.

Hope I can make it. We have relatives in town for Easter that weekend.

What time do you expect to be done?
by jagiven
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Rear Brake Assembly***
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: ***1926-1927 Rear Brake Assembly***

Fabulous work!

The brake banding rivets are backwards, they are inserted from the other side,
by jagiven
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2315

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

Regarding the kingpins, I would replace just the one set of bushings and the kingpin. You can buy a reamer and alignment tool. First time, I only replace the worn bushings, and I had to redo them few years later. Recently, I replaced both the bushings and the kingpin. The other set still holding str...
by jagiven
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 7880

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

Last thing I did on my T, pulled two wood wheels. Removed the old loose spokes, stripped the paint and repainted the iron.

This week, press the new spokes in.
by jagiven
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel Spoke Press Instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Wheel Spoke Press Instructions

Problem is, it is impossible to read on the phone.
by jagiven
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel Spoke Press Instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Wheel Spoke Press Instructions

Does anyone have a copy of the instructions for the FunProjects Wheel Press?

The instructions are to hard to read on my phone, and my work PC, blocks the site.

Thanks

by jagiven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Unsafe site notice from Mcafee?
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: Unsafe site notice from Mcafee?

My work PC, no longer will allow me to visit the site. :cry:

The other day I clicked on an internal link, and I was taken to a very questionable site. It took some effort to exit the link.
by jagiven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Rebuild Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: Engine Rebuild Question

I'm guessing I have 4 two piece valves. They were in positions, 1, 2, 3 & 8.
by jagiven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Rebuild Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: Engine Rebuild Question

So how can you tell they are two piece valves, from that image?
by jagiven
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any DYI Pan Straightening Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Any DYI Pan Straightening Tips

Tranny is rebuilt on the kids car, so before putting it back together, figure we should take a look at the pan, especially when we found no babett in the 4th main. Put a 4ft level across, it is a little bowed. Also the ears look bent.

So without a pan jig, any recommendations?

Thanks
by jagiven
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Rebuild Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Engine Rebuild Question

We tore down the kid's 25 engine to rebuild the tranny. That's done, before putting it all back together, we decided we would check over the rest of the engine. Right now it's a short block, only has the cam, pistons/crank, and valve train. It is really difficult to turn over. I loosened the bolts ...
by jagiven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

My kid's engine had what looks the same bands. They were highly oil soaked and two of them were basically falling apart. I was not sure if they were asbestos or not. I treated them with respect, bagged them up and tossed them in my trash (legal for a home owner here). Dry asbestos dust is harmful to...
by jagiven
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

Thanks George! I mic'd them last night. Two were almost identical at both 12 and 3. One pin measured about 0.00035" difference between 12 & 3.

Largest measurement recorded;
0.66715
0.6770
0.6777

Decided to have the shop open them up to 0.681"
by jagiven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:30 pm
jagiven wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Dan Hatch wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:28 pm

P.S. You should also polish the repro pins, finish is not good enough. Dan
What do you recommend polishing with? Die grinder with a scotch pad?
NO! Maybe some 600 grit emery paper.
Dont have a lathe, so this will probably be hand work.
by jagiven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Re: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

Dan Hatch wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:28 pm

P.S. You should also polish the repro pins, finish is not good enough. Dan
What do you recommend polishing with? Die grinder with a scotch pad?
by jagiven
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Reaming Measurement
Replies: 24
Views: 2188

Triple Gear Reaming Measurement

What is the correct reaming measurement for the triple gear bushing? As I recall it is 0.680".

I am at work right now, and my book is at home. The machine shop at work said they would ream (Sunnen hone) my new triple gear bushing. FYI, I have new triple gear pins.

Thanks
by jagiven
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let Chickasha begin
Replies: 36
Views: 4687

Re: Let Chickasha begin

I love the old Stanley, would certainly would love to know more about it! Did you see the price?
Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:42 pm

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1899 Stanley. I'm mighty ignorant about these, but I suspect mostly original running gear with some modern parts added.


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by jagiven
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sandblaster Cabinet Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Sandblaster Cabinet Upgrades

Somewhat off topic; Any recommendation on a trigger-less nozzle and tip size for glass bead blasting? We have been using the FIL’s air compressor and his small media cabinet. We have been busy media blasting the internals of the kid’s tranny before reassembling. The small cabinet really needs some ...
by jagiven
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Re: Oil Leak Help

start it up sitting on a clean surface, grab a beer and lay down next to the car and just wait for things to happen. I bet something will show up in less than 20 minutes. Just a thought! X 2 Sounds wonderful, if I was in Sunny California. But here in tropical Minnesota, the only place to do that is...
by jagiven
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster

Thanks for posting, I will be watching this post closely, as we probably need to build a custom tank for the kid's speeder, and we have never done this type of work before.

What gauge steel are you using?
by jagiven
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Balance Beads
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: Balance Beads

I have them in my T. I noticed them working aroumd 20 to 25 mph
by jagiven
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Re: Oil Leak Help

The oil and dye are in the engine, but I have not had a chance to run the engine as it has been to dang cold to leave the garage door open and snows when I have a chance to pull it out onto the driveway, so it is staying in its warm stall. However, I grabbed the black light, found one oil leak, the ...
by jagiven
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 2419

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

A bit OT, I got into some bad ethanol free this past month. I bought it from where I usually get ethanol free for the T. I topped off my snowblower when I got home, ran fine under a light load, and like crap as soon as I got a heavy load. Dumped in Seafoam and it ran good. Ran Seafoam for that entir...
by jagiven
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 6844

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Pulled the magneto apart the other day. Finished the preliminary cleanup. Was hoping to put the media blaster back together, to start deep clearing. I'm thinking that will be for next month.
by jagiven
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple gear pin wear.
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Triple gear pin wear.

When I saw your post I thought it was mine from a week earlier with the same exact title. I bought the telescoping gauge set for measuring IDs for rebuilding our transmission. I have used it to check every bushing for wear. Well worth it. Not sure if it helps, but here is a link to my posting. https...
by jagiven
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Magnet Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1517

Magneto Magnet Questions

While cleaning up the magneto magnets this evening, we found one cracked magnet, and with the lightest tap it broke. Looking in the catalogs, you can not purchase a single replacement magnet. Have any recommendations for a replacement? I was thinking of calling on Andy Loso. Also is there any reaso...
by jagiven
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pin Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Triple Gear Pin Wear

Kohnke Rebabbitting wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:38 pm
The old pins are normally .002 flat. fitting a new round bushing to a flat pin will not last very long, with out excessive wear, on bushing, and gear teeth.

Herm.
What do you mean "The old pins are normally. 002 flat"?

I have never torn into an engine before, so this is all new to me.

Thanks,
by jagiven
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...

George N Lake Ozark wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Jason , what kind of wheels you have would help us a little. Metal spokes or wood spokes ??
Wood spokes. I was surprised how easy it was to change the tire. I do have the rim tool (forgot is name) Hardest part was aligning the bolt hole. I suspect it took 20 minutes.
by jagiven
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...

tmagill wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:24 am
hey Jason did you buy the economy 21 in tires from Summit? the ones for 99.00.
Nope, I bought them from BirdHaven, as I was driving past for work one day. The price seamed about the same, maybe $104??
by jagiven
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: '26 Rims, rubber and tubes...

I recently bought a new tire, tube and flaps for my 26..

The tube had the rubber valve stem. It was a tight fit, but it was not an issue to install, no shaving was required.
by jagiven
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pin Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Triple Gear Pin Wear

Bump
by jagiven
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Metal Drilling Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Metal Drilling Issue

Certain high carbon steels can do that, even if they're not exactly heat treated. The heat & work of drilling can cause the steel to harden. You'll most likely have to choose another spot to drill, since the spot you tried has now been work hardened. A very sharp drill will help. Maybe try a carbid...
by jagiven
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pin Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Triple Gear Pin Wear

The transmission book states to replace the triple gear pins if they have 0.005 wear. The pins measured 0.677, 0.677, and 0.675.

What is your thought on the 0.675 pin. Replace or keep? If I replace should all 3 be replaced to have the same OD for new bushing reaming
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by jagiven
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Metal Drilling Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Metal Drilling Issue

Ran into an issue balancing the triple gears. 1st triple gear drilled out just fine. 2nd triple gear, the heaviest one, I center punched and drilled two pilot holes. No issue. Stepped up to a larger bit, and the bit just chatters, and loses it edge, almost immediately. No matter what size or coatin...
by jagiven
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Lang’s Catalog
Replies: 22
Views: 1926

Re: New Lang’s Catalog

Looks like the postal service really enjoyed reading it! Maybe we know where all the missing parts have gone to :lol:

I received 2 copies in pristine condition!
by jagiven
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 6844

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Finished cold riveted the clutch plate last night on the kid's engine. Per Mike Bender's YouTube video, he says use your smallest ballpein hammer, after a few hours I just was not getting anywhere, I had to upsize one size, maybe to an 8oz Then I made good progress.
by jagiven
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show your T
Replies: 27
Views: 2285

Re: Show your T

The system does not like me at the moment, it tells me to log back in. So for now mine is in the background. The kid's frame is in the foreground and a shot of the engine as we started to tear it apart this fall. Unfortunately not much as happened on his, as school and sports have been taking his t...
by jagiven
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 2897

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

I never clicked the button that says remember me! I have no issues having to login every time. Up until recently, my cell phone was not password protected, and I am thinking of taking it off as it drives me nuts, to have to enter a passcode to make a phone call. But then I do not bank or anything el...
by jagiven
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Weather

Sounds wonderful. Yesterday we had a light dusting of about 5.5 inches. Its about the 3rd dusting like that this month, and February is normally a light snow month. Can't wait for March/April, when the heaviest snows arrive.
by jagiven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT – My truck issue is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: OT – My truck issue is solved

Nice looking truck! Glad I do not live in NH, my daily commuter car (20 years old) would FAIL miserably, rocker panels are gone, the check engine light is on, due to a broken wire for the "Evaporative Emissions Control system". Runs like a champ. Only down fall, is the new tires are worth more than ...
by jagiven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 brake light wire color?
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: 26/27 brake light wire color?

I must be missing something. Is there a brake light in that diagram? I just see the tail marker light. Stock 26/27 did not have a brake light, just a single marker light. Many of us have added a brake switch and brake lights. I made a simple bracket and used, I think a mid 50's Chrysler brake switc...
by jagiven
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Days
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: 26 Days

rustyfords wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 am
For us, it's about as far north as we care to go. However, my youngest son and I just signed up to do the Northern Tier Boy Scout camp next year, but that'll be in July.

Bring some warm cloths even in July, nights can be cool!
by jagiven
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Missing Oil Pan Corner Supports
Replies: 11
Views: 1022

Missing Oil Pan Corner Supports

Last night while looking for my oil leak(s), I noticed the Oil Pan Corner Supports where not installed by the previous owner who had the engine rebuilt. How important are these support brackets, on a 26 engine? Link to the oil leak page; https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?...
by jagiven
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Re: Oil Leak Help

This evening I checked the bendix cover, no damage. Removed the starter, and glued both gaskets. I also cleaned up a lot of oil.

The weather is poor here, maybe this weekend, I can start up the T, and let it idle.
by jagiven
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 6844

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Looked at it. Between the kid'swinter sports schedule, being sick with the deathcold,and all the snow, I've just haven't gotten to do anything else.

What to shovel for me tonight:(
by jagiven
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Idea: USA national Model T tour/event calendar
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Idea: USA national Model T tour/event calendar

Jeff, It looks like you might be the right person! willing and knowledgeable, cannot ask for much more. I was reviewing the "Horseless Carriage Gazette" (my first issue), and there was a page dedicated to upcoming events for the year. Each event had about 5 lines; event name, location, dates, and co...
by jagiven
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Re: Oil Leak Help

When the Starter was rebuilt, I installed new cork gaskets for both the Starter and Bendix cover. I could double check that the screws are all tight. Did you use any sealant? Also paper gaskets may be better in those locations. Cork compresses and my cause a leak in those areas. I did not use any s...
by jagiven
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Re: Oil Leak Help

When the Starter was rebuilt, I installed new cork gaskets for both the Starter and Bendix cover. I could double check that the screws are all tight.
by jagiven
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Oil Leak Help

So let me start off with, I drive this car a lot! I would guess between 3.5K and 5K miles most summers. I did not need to do an oil change this past summer, I just had to keep adding oil :( so I need to fix the issue, as the carboard under my T was highly soaked in oil, and left her mark everywhere...
by jagiven
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 3852

Exhaust Nut Wrench

Over the years I have read a lot of posts talking about exhaust nut wrenches. How important is it to have one? In the 8 to 10 years I have had my T, I have never had an issue with this nut. The previous owner started a frame off restoration. Rebuilt the engine, had it back on the chassis and the exh...
by jagiven
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking info on this Speedster
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Seeking info on this Speedster

Absoluty a beautiful car.

I like the sleek lines of the previous exhaust. I suspect someone got burnt.

Good luck with your search.
by jagiven
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spare Model T Parts to Carry on a Tour
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: Spare Model T Parts to Carry on a Tour

Kinda cool, you wonder what issues he experienced over the years, to form such a list.

I thought was Interesting, I did not see any tools mentioned.
by jagiven
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 1816

Re: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

Thanks for the heads up. We just installed the new shackles on the kid's car thi as fall. We'll need to keep an eye on them.
by jagiven
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3787

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

I found that if I click the "Board index" button on the left side, I usually get in right away.
by jagiven
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Canada has Arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 1982

Re: OT Canada has Arrived

It has been a sucky day for sure! Kid gave me his nasty cold/flu yesterday. He has been sick as a dog for 5 days, at one point he had 103 temp. I barely slept last night due to the hacking. Get up this morning and no hot water in the upstairs bathroom. The pipe froze and ruptured in two places. Had ...
by jagiven
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Too cold to drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2298

Re: Too cold to drive?

Coldest I have driven my roadster was 17oF, no top, hence no side curtains. I just wore my carhartt jacket and a sweat jacket. Choppers, stocking cap, a face mask and sunglasses. I would guess it was a 20 mile drive. The bare skin on my face was cold but that was it.
by jagiven
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 12821

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

Lots of great pictures, I really enjoyed them Jay! I added a few to my screensaver collection. I did find at the bottom of each thread there is a way to show the thread in ascending and descending order. I wish this button was on the header of each thread, maybe once the Admins have a chance to catc...
by jagiven
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?

It looks repairable. I had a nail in one of my Travel Trailer tires last spring in a similar location. Tire shop removed the tire and installed an internal patch. I would be curious why they say it is not repairable? From everything I have ever heard, as long as it is not to close to the side wall, ...
by jagiven
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pickup spare tire holder
Replies: 16
Views: 1652

Re: Pickup spare tire holder

From what I can tell, there were no original under bed mounted spare tire holders.

Can you post a few pictures of how yours is moumted.
by jagiven
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forum Security Concern
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: Forum Security Concern

Not all guests are passerbys. Depending on which device I am on, I show up as a guest. Only my work PC which has very strong security, remembers my login. Both my phone and tablet, I log on everytime I want to post something, hence I'm a guest.
by jagiven
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Update on 1910 Ford Special racer, and other Ford racer tidbits
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Update on 1910 Ford Special racer, and other Ford racer tidbits

Very nice! Would love to see some detailed images of the engine, is there anything special about the drive train.

Thanks for posting
by jagiven
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T auto polo
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Model T auto polo

Here are a few other Auto Polo images that were posted in the past.
by jagiven
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: In Honolulu looking for Ts
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: In Honolulu looking for Ts

kirkiep wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Gene found his next MT 500 car in Lahaina on Maui. :D 20190110_110516.jpg
I was just in Lahaina a few weeks ago and did not see it. Went to a car show with a bunch of nice hot rods and one older restored dodge
by jagiven
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Magneto vs Battery

The magneto produces about three times the voltage while cruising. Then, once it goes through the coil, it get boosted even higher. My understanding the greater the voltage the hotter the spark. Also note the spark plug gap affects the spark too. A hot spark produces a quality ignition of gas. My T ...
by jagiven
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Made it to the other side...for now
Replies: 15
Views: 1594

Re: Made it to the other side...for now

Glad your at home! I have spent way to many nights in a hospital, and there is nothing more boring than a hospital.

Take it easy, follow the crazy doctor's recommendations. Hope we'll see you T'ing so.
by jagiven
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ultrasonic vs Vibratory Cleaner
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Ultrasonic vs Vibratory Cleaner

I do not have an ultrasonic cleaner (yet).

I have a rock tumbler, with some type of media for de-rusting parts. Both bought from HF. It works quite well, but it takes days and days to work. When the parts come out they are very dusty. I primarily use it for bolts and the like.