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by TonyB
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood drawings of 1917-22 roadster
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Wood drawings of 1917-22 roadster

I am moving and clearing out a lot of stuff. One interesting find is a set of four drawings (each about 30”x20”) for the wood in a 17-22 roadster. They are available for the postage.
I don’t see any name or copyright on the drawings.
by TonyB
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Valve Guide Chip

When I had access to a mill, I use to cut about 1/8” off the lifter boss so I could more easily adjust the lifters. It didn’t seem to do any harm. If Terry really is writing about the valve guide, I can’t see 1/4” missing causing too much harm. I suppose it could be welded and ream out but knowing m...
by TonyB
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

I find it best not to try any short cuts when re-installing the hogs head in the car. This includes removing the exhaust manifold, loosening the bolts below the UJ housing, nothing loose above the opening such as a key in the ignition and ANYTHING in the way. I also use the custom tool to hold the n...
by TonyB
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Disc brakes on the rear

Frank surely you mean non-demountable wheels in your first sentence. From my limited experience I didn’t need to remove a non-demountable wheel as I only suffered one flat and I changed the tube with the wheel still on the car. Mind you I prefer demountable rims on a car used for longer tours. 😊 I d...
by TonyB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, what was the problem with the Ford rods?
by TonyB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Spoke and hub issue
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: 13T - Spoke and hub issue

I expanded the very first picture and there appears to be a rusty line and a clear line around the hub. To me this implies the hub is moving with respect to the spokes. If the nuts are tight then is time for new spokes. I made a spoke press and have rebuilt several demountable wheels quite successfu...
by TonyB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??

My 09 came with a Heinz coil box but the build sheet indicated it should be a Kingston. I found one in Michigan and had to drive to his home to pick it up (see this months Vintage Ford).
When I arrived home it fitted perfectly😊
by TonyB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tread size and type
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Tread size and type

It was the same thread for the whole of the Model T production from my 1909 Touring thru to my friends 1927 touring 😊
By the way the two bolts should have holes in the heads and then wired together😊
by TonyB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re installing engine
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: Re installing engine

On my 14 Touring I can remove and replace the motor without removing the steering column but I have to leave the starter off. It’s tight but I’ve done it a couple of times. I use a lifting eye in #4 for the vertical lift and then switch to one in #1 for the vertical lift. I also helped a friend with...
by TonyB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone tell me about these wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Can someone tell me about these wheels?

As I remember the valve on the Chevy rims are at a different location to the valve on the Model T rims.
I found this to my cost when the spare on the 17 Touring was a Chevy and all the rest Ford. ☹️
by TonyB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have I Done?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: What Have I Done?

If the car is wired as an original Model T and you didn’t turn on the ignition or start the engine during the charging process, then you did no damage. My reasoning is simple if you follow the wiring diagram, as there will be no path for an excess voltage or current to reach the generator (the engin...
by TonyB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

There are at least three way of looking inside the guts of a T motor besides pulling the cylinder head and only requires simple tools. First it the bottom pan, yes I know it’s 15 small bolts but it’s easy enough. From here you can see and measure the end play in the crank and rods. If they are withi...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

Jerry’s idea worked just fine. I had a couple of spare tappets so I even had the correct screw and nut. So I replaced the valve, adjusted the tappet, not too tight, and buttoned it all up. It runs but now has an exhaust leak. I can fix that another day. 😊
Thanks Jerry
by TonyB
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

Great idea.
I’ll give that a try when I get more enthusiastic.
by TonyB
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 523

How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

The speedster wasn’t running good when I went to it a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the annual speedster run. There didn’t seem too much compression on a couple of cylinders. So I removed the head and I wasn’t too happy as there was lots crud in a couple of cylinders which settled under a c...
by TonyB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When was my T made
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: When was my T made

According to the build sheet for my 1909, the number was the second engine stamped on 4 October 1909 and it was shipped to a customer later that day !
By the way an abridged version of the engine dating is available on this web site under Encyclopedia.
by TonyB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

I built up a speedster 4 valve rajo for a customer and the block didn’t have the two oil drain holes. The oil built up and would leak out at car shows much to the isners annoyance. So we bought a long drill, removed the inspection pan and drilled the two missing holes from the bottom. They may not b...
by TonyB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing front crossmember
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Replacing front crossmember

Be careful as to the order of installing the rivets on the front cross member☹️
Installing rivets on front crossmember
Installing rivets on front crossmember
by TonyB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 steering column question.
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: 1910 steering column question.

When I restored the 1909 Touring, the teeth on the quadrant eere very worn. Also it appeared to be a 1914 style column at 56” long. So I made the decision to cut it down to the correct 50” and replace the quadrant. There were no very difficult problems though installing the two brass rivets to hold ...
by TonyB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Just today on Facebook, Stan Howe recounted how a coupe he now owns was used into the fifties by a local Montana couple.
by TonyB
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1310

Re: Crank modification????

I don’t believe moving the hole on either the crank, dog or crankshaft will not do what you wrote in the first thread. There are two compression on each revolution of the crankshaft. It follows that there will be one compression for each half turn of the crankshaft. You can move the alignment as to ...
by TonyB
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

In 1988 I was visiting my brother in New Zealand and on one of the trips we saw a Model T pick up. Naturally we caught up and met a delightful young couple who we living off the land. I suppose they were hippies but very pleasant. However the pick up was their only means of transport. So some (rathe...
by TonyB
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Proctologist needed
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Model T Proctologist needed

You can easily reverse the internals within the Ford rear axle. Don’t ask how I know. However you cannot do it with a Ruckstell axle. 😊
by TonyB
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 15/16 Roadster for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: 15/16 Roadster for sale

Is the roadster body still available ?
by TonyB
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 15/16 Roadster for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: 15/16 Roadster for sale

Is the roadster body still available ?
by TonyB
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine dies when lights turned on
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Engine dies when lights turned on

I think your diagnosis is correct.
The magneto might be a little weak but I doubt even a rebuilt one could supply two six volt bulbs in parallel. A simple solution requiring no rewiring would be to switch to twelve volt bulbs. 😊😊
by TonyB
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Carb.
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Model A Carb.

One of my customers runs Model A manifolds on all his Ts complete with Zenith or Tilletson (?) carbs and custom exhaust systems. They run great and are superior to the Model T set up and that includes the Stomberg OF that I use. Except for my requirement to be reasonably authentic, I’d run them as w...
by TonyB
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS model T power plant Tand TT parts More pics
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: FS model T power plant Tand TT parts More pics

You can only post five pictures in each post. The solution is just to add more pictures in a second post. There appears to be no limit on how many posts😊😊
by TonyB
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 17-23 Front Driver's side Fender
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: 17-23 Front Driver's side Fender

You made me think☹️
Thanks
Tony😊😊
by TonyB
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic

While I was working on my 09 I took a photo of Kim Dobbins very original 1910.
Wiring on original 1910
Wiring on original 1910
I duplicated it on my 09 except I never found the correct clip. Hopefully the new owner will find one or make an appropriate clip.
by TonyB
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten steering shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: shorten steering shaft

The 1909 cars used a shorter column. I suspect some portly owners had the column shortened to provide a more comfortable driving position. When I restored the 09 it had a standard 1914 column which is too long. After some consideration I decided to shorte both the shaft and the outer column and repl...
by TonyB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T starter
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Re: Model T starter

One of my customers has a Frontiac overhead and wanted more torque than the rewiring of a standard T for 12 volts can provide. So he bought one of these geared starters from Chaffins and it seems to work just fine. It’s been in service for close to a year and he is still happy. I too was concerned a...
by TonyB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1149

Re: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY

I remember speaking to Bruce McCalley on this very subject, well actually was it worth magnafluxing a model T crank. He advised not bothering as most T cranks show some crack somewhere. So on my coupe, which was rebuilt in 1990, was just reground and rebabbitted. So far it’s been fine. Of course bot...
by TonyB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Jeff has made an adjustment to the BBB web site.
This is my picture that would not upload.
1909 on its way to Quebec
1909 on its way to Quebec
Success
Thanks Jeff😊😊
by TonyB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

I email my failing picture to Chris but I have heard nothing back to date. 😊
by TonyB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car stopped runnning on magneto today
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Car stopped runnning on magneto today

Craig rather than a DMM I use a 12v bulb 18 watt bulb.
Bulbs give all the info you need, essentially a perfect GO/NOGO test.
DMMs often get confused by the nasty non-sinusoidal waveforms put out by the magneto and the rotten DC put out from the generator.
by TonyB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 1119

Re: Two Problems

I strongly suggest you acquire the booklets put out by the MTFCA regarding both the transmission and the electrical systems. While pnot inclusive of the early cars, they are invaluable for all black radiator Model Ts. They will help you solve both your problems. You do need a correct band for that b...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

This is the picture I tried to post but here I reduced the pixel count to 720 high and 540 wide 168E5F60-8F96-4E6E-964B-E0C56222C8BC.jpeg This version is 1280 by 960 759B85D1-4ADE-47C4-B103-590FD1F72272.jpeg This is the original 4032 x 3024 47672B0F-6241-4C32-8EDC-5819A2E601ED.png Strange that the p...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

I’m using an Apple iPhone 10 with 13.7 OS
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Picture that failed Oh I can’t post it but here is the error message 😊 8413C5F4-09CA-4D9C-889C-D26F7C6FCDB6.png In case you can’t see the small print, it reads: The picture must be at least 0 pixels wide, and 0 pixels high and at most 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The submitted picture is 1...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Strange as the site did not resize mine. I wonder why. I sent mine to Chris with no response to date.
by TonyB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Steve, I downloaded your picture and it is 553 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The 1200 appears to be the upper limit from my experience. The terms portrait and scenery are usually referenced as to how the picture is presented. In your case it is clearly presented as a portrait even though we all ...
by TonyB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

When I post vertical picture, portrait I believe, I get the dreaded triangle which indicates a limit of 1200 pixels high and 2400 pixels horizontally. So I have to reduce the picture so it’s less, then it works fine.
Chris I’ll send you the latest one to fail. 😊
by TonyB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 1
Views: 488

End of an era

End of an era. My 1909 has been sold and is on its way to a new home. I believe he will look after it the way such a unique car should be looked after for many years to come. C939569C-87D5-48C6-80E6-511D9AC3053C.jpeg 0884E402-C5FB-4382-A620-C5829F65BA4F.jpeg 253027BB-FDBC-4C47-9963-D6D5240CAF97.jpeg
by TonyB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Look like the 1909 is sold to Anthony in Quebec.
Thanks MTFCA
by TonyB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this look fine
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Does this look fine

I can’t see the detail on the wiring of the ten bolts for the ring gear, but Lee Pierce taught me to wire them in pairs. So bolts are wired in pairs. The three bolts on the differential can be split pinned but those using three studs should be wired together. One old timers trick if the hub or axle ...
by TonyB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Couple of nibbles but no bites.
If anyone is interested, make me an offer, it’s already priced less than it cost me for parts and labor.
by TonyB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt threads
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Bolt threads

From memory the cylinder head bolts on the Curved Dash Oldsmobile was 1/2”-12. These were designed in 1900-01 period and I had assumed (Ass U Me) that the now standard 1/2”-13 had not yet be established. Correct me if I’m wrong but it does seems odd that Ransom Olds would choose an English thread wh...
by TonyB
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: adding choke rod inside of body 1917 touring with starter

When I installed the starter on the 1914 speedster I was faced with the same problem, made worse as I wanted to keep the same carb which only had the control for the radiator check. So I made a swivel arm from the manifold stud pulled from the firewall which thru the swivel pulled the choke forward....
by TonyB
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: 1911 steering column

When I made the shorter steering shaft for the 09, I used a later column and recut the taper, thread and keyway. I would not recommend welding. JMHO
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2407

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

How sad, such a loss to our T community. I met at Chickasha years ago and was intrigued by his 1910 T in pieces. We discussed it several times and during the discussions I learnt about his skill of converting 1914 blocks into open valve replacements. He even let it slip how you can tell if it’s an o...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v Generator to 12V?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: 6v Generator to 12V?

Over the years I have run across at least two Model Ts with later 12 volt generators complete with a three terminal voltage regulator box. In both cases I replaced them with the Texas T alternator. Indeed I think I have one of the systems available as taken off a T. If anyone is prepared to pay ship...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Setting Generator Output Amps

Being a retired electrical engineer I have little faith in 100 year old instruments so in the days before LED bulbs we use to set the generator output by turning on all the lites and then moving the third brush until the ammeter read zero. After all running at nite is not typical use for a T and who...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Wiring a 1925 TT without an ignition switch

First you want to make sure that when the engine does run, nothing is damaged. So first disconnect the wire From the generator. Insulate the bare end of the wire then connect the terminal on the generator to ground. This will protect the generator from any damage. Now connect a wire from the battery...
by TonyB
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Box found
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Coil Box found

Those coils look like the Kingston coils used in 1909-10 model T
by TonyB
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many ACTUALLY Made?
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: How Many ACTUALLY Made?

15,007,033 at end of primary production in may 1927

They built several thousand more engines until 1941.

It’s all in the Encyclopedia section of this site 😊
by TonyB
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 2522

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

I have no irons in this discussion except what I know and can see. The wheels on the picture provided by Glen which is said to be as 220 was purchased has demountable wheels. 6423563D-C8AB-4A17-8EC9-854D875526EE.png To me they look like 6” hubs and I can’t tell if they are one piece spindles. The pi...
by TonyB
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Polarity of battery
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Polarity of battery

The supposed reason to use the positive ground was to reduce the corrosion at the battery terminals.
This is the story I was told, personally I think it’s a load of nonsense. JMHO
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Yet even more photos
Magneto coil ring
Magneto coil ring
Cast magnets
Cast magnets
Clutch spring retainer
Clutch spring retainer
Transmission in chassis
Transmission in chassis
Fan spring
Fan spring
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Some extra photos.
Two piece timer
Two piece timer
Boss on left hand side of the block
Boss on left hand side of the block
Kingston five ball carburetor
Kingston five ball carburetor
50” steering column and Kingston coil box
50” steering column and Kingston coil box
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

My newly restored 1909 Model T is up for sale. It does appear that I need to downsize a little, so I have reluctantly decided to find a new and loving home for my 09. It has less than six miles on the engine, following a comprehensive rebuild which included all new babbitt, new piston, valves and a ...
by TonyB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T question
Replies: 12
Views: 1414

Re: Early T question

My 1909 kit of parts included a white rubber mat, I guess it must be a repro from sometime in the past. If does look quite nice and matches the white rubber mat at the front. Mind you I rather prefer the look of the stained and varnished wood floor.
by TonyB
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

My daughter enjoys sewing and made me a mask 432EC266-D546-4989-B785-E043C8A3618A.jpeg I asked if she could make one with a T 7639DBE6-1563-493F-9936-3224339B79B6.jpeg This was OK but I wanted an Model T 7125A6AD-CAA8-4F46-BB10-5E6FA5F9FE32.jpeg Oh dear, if it’s an early T it should be green 047806F...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5958

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

I need to insure the 09 and our friends at Grundy need two pictures. So I cranked it up and parked near the trees and took about a dozen pictures.
1909 on Oak Valley
1909 on Oak Valley
by TonyB
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 1139

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

I don’t think the arm should actually touch the frame. All the contact should be the wood block and I believe your block accomplishes that feat. I must admit the arms should lie flatter on top of the frame, that is best fixed with the pan out of the frame. Don’t forget the horizontal bolt. Not too t...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

Seems to me that you are telling us that the carb has not been touched from before the rebuild. It would seem reasonable, assuming you are correct, then the problem is nothing to do with the carb. Vacuum leak seems reasonable. Did you put new copper rings and steel rings on the manifold? Is the cams...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 2020

Re: Evans Coolant

When I first rebuilt the 14 Touring I decided to use Evans coolant because of the Z head. It never appeared to boil but would run very hot. I discussed the hot running with the agent for the Evans coolant and he told me the specific gravity does not change with temperature. Oh oh this mean the therm...
by TonyB
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Size and shade of the forum pring
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Size and shade of the forum pring

When Reading an existing entry on an iPhone, just open two fingers on the screen. When writing an entry, open a reply on an iPhone and just above the Smiles in Normal. Click on Normal and choose the size (large in my example) and you get size=150 and /size both in square brackets. Insert your text b...
by TonyB
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3210

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

From memory the final drive on the 218mph car was 1.8:1 with about 43mph per 1000rpm. The crown wheel and pinion were custom made. I’m sure the whole rear end was very special. The first runs were made with a two speed transmission. On the second attempt a five (or four) gearbox was used. A major pr...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5958

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

I’m not happy with the motor in the 1914 touring. It runs well but ever since I broke the crank and installed a SCAT , I can hear a knock which I cannot Place. So I plan to remove the motor and check everything again. I suspect a twisted or bent rod. Sooooo I have woken up the coupe so I still have ...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3210

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

This was a pressure fed crank with less than 10 hours but 6500rpm
Broken crank
Broken crank
Reliability is in the eye of the beholder.
(Picture from Erik Barrett)
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

I assemble the hoses and water pipe and the inlet and outlet on the radiator before I put the radiator on the car. Once it is roughly assembled with all six hose clamps, I ensure the two studs are vertical. For some reason all mine want to point outwards. Then I lower the radiator on the studs, lett...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3210

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

One of the problems with these discussions is the meaning of “minor” modifications. My comment relate to unmodified Ford Model T engines and drive chains. As built the power curve peaked at 22HP and 25mph and stopped at 16HP and 36mph. When run like this it was probably the most reliable inexpensive...
by TonyB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead valve
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Overhead valve

I thought the four valve Rajo Model A was designed specifically to fit a standard firewall. The Four valve A will give you a much power as you need, they are plenty fast from my experience. JMHO
by TonyB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3210

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

The Model T engine was designed in 1908 when there were no paved road and cars ran on mud trails. The engine power curve peaks at about 1100 rpm and terminates at 1600 rpm. This equates to about 25 mph and 36 mph and this seems to equate to the normal and maximum speed that is normally associated wi...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Detachable low speed band ear
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Detachable low speed band ear

It is easier to get the band out from the reverse band position. I suggest you pull out the reverse pedal, then pull the reverse band. Then if you are luck you and strong you might be able to pull out the low band towards the RHS. This is one error I haven't made so I can’t say it’s possible or not....
by TonyB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale - Planator sliding gear
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: For sale - Planator sliding gear

Sold to Tim pending payment. 😊
Thanks to MTFCA
by TonyB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Trans cover 13-15 FS
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Trans cover 13-15 FS

No one seems to want them as I’ve two and offered one as low as $50 without a real nibble. So they can stay on the shelf until they come back into fashion. 😊
by TonyB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale - Planator sliding gear
Replies: 2
Views: 561

For sale - Planator sliding gear

For sale is a used but rebuilt Planator sliding gear. Some years ago I had two Ts with these two speed drive shafts and this gear failed. I had gear rebuilt by Alan Schmitt and I had two more made by a friend in Pheonix. One went into the failed axle and the other new one was sold some years ago. In...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possibly one of the first single-make car clubs in the world?
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Possibly one of the first single-make car clubs in the world?

The English Austin Seven was made from 1923 to 1937 with the same chassis and same motor (thru 1936) and in 1939 the 750 Motor Club was formed to support owners of these unique little vehicles. They are still around today. That’s about 81 years, same age as me😊
by TonyB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: LED headlight bulbs

I missed the bit in the very first thread that the 1915 used a 12 volt battery. I ordered some and sure enough they will not work on the six volt system on my Coupe. I looked around the Superbrightled site and dug into the specifications on every light it found and none will operate on six volts. I ...
by TonyB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 2124

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

Luke - the second picture looks like a 1913 model. The firewall hood former is not extended 1915, the headlamps appear to be solid brass so it’s not a 1914. It has doors which make it later than 1912 so that leaves 1913. My only concern is the side lamps which appear to be black with brass trim whic...
by TonyB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Now ii can hand crank it, I’ll admit I did try a huge slow speed electric drill. First time I held with my skinny arms, it threw me half way across the workshop. Next time I made a support system and managed to strip a gear in my friends drill. After removing the engine, transmission and rear axle, ...
by TonyB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum doors...any idea what car they go on?
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Aluminum doors...any idea what car they go on?

Bruce once told me that the Fordor had aluminum doors. But I annoyed him when I pointed out that the doors on my 24 coupe are aluminum. He of course had a response that someone had changed them. Quite honestly I think he was wrong. I can see one being changed due to an accident but not both. A frien...
by TonyB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

I’m fairly confident about the date of manufacture with two irrefutable items. Both were in the video but only visible for a few seconds. The first is the serial number tag shows 11150 which according to the encyclopedia is 4 October 1909. 33C2490C-4E08-4737-B575-62FCE3A747B2.jpeg The second was eve...
by TonyB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: 1909 measurement

My top is still up after the filming and there is no one around to help lower it. However I measure 66-67” to the top of the folded wind screen. Hope this helps.
by TonyB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

On the hogs head issue. Once we decided it was a repro and I had pictures from Kim on what the original looks like, I stuck it in the mill and chopped off the excess. Now I can reach the two internal nuts with a wrench! There were a few other items that were binding and I cut them away. Now it seems...
by TonyB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Walker hose clamps

As I mentioned earlier I had checked Lang’s but I had not checked Snyders. I just called and they have a set, that saves a great deal of effort. Thanks guys.
by TonyB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

On Monday my grandson came up and we spent the morning working in the yard and the afternoon playing with the 1909 touring. He had been up previously to help with the installation of seat backs, so he is familiar with the vehicle. It started as usual with a flood of the five ball, three cranks and t...
by TonyB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Walker hose clamps

I need a set of Walker hose clamps for my 1909 touring. I spoke to Steve at Lang’s and they have none in stock and little chance of new stock. They have some of the tooling but they believe it’s incomplete. So does anyone have details of the design so I could have a set fabricated. I looked at the p...
by TonyB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: Pay pal users beware

Calling the local police or sheriff is a complete waste of your time. I was cheated when buying lamps for the 09 and paid by Western Union.
No one cared.
Not the local police.
Not the county Sheriff.
And biggest surprise to me, neither did Western Union.
by TonyB
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1929 Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: 1929 Model T

Interesting.... Ford built almost 5,000 model T engines in 1929 according to dear old Bruce and who would argue with that. I had always assumed that they were 1927 style with a vaporizer and bolts between the block and hogs head. Bruce states that they were “replacement” engines so it’s unlikely the...
by TonyB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zajicek HC Head
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: Zajicek HC Head

I have a Z head on the 14 touring and a Prus on the 15 Speedster. Both are an improvement on the Ford head but I prefer the torque characteristics offered by the Prus. I think the combustion chamber shape is better and it gives more useable torque and better mileage. JMHO
by TonyB
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: boring a T block
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: boring a T block

Against my advise, the block of Lucky 7 was bored out to 0.125”. It seems to work just fine, lucky I guess 😊😊
by TonyB
Sat May 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.
Replies: 16
Views: 2164

Re: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.

That was a great presentation, thanks to Trent for his research and Rob for making it available. I remember Bruce McCalley making a presentation about the prototype and specifically the angle bracket at the front corner. He casually mentioned it was modified in production to include the lengthening ...
by TonyB
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Social Distancing Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Social Distancing Tour

Today the San Duego club had a Social Distancing Tour from the city out to Campo, a distance of about 45 miles each way. Along the way we climbed to about 4000 feet just outside Pine Valley. We had ten Model Ts on the run and one Hudson. DF403E5F-DA2B-40BB-AC58-6AF194186BB8.jpeg In Campo the choice ...
by TonyB
Mon May 25, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

I asked because Steve thought it had been postponed.
Actually an email a couple of minutes before the online meeting doesn’t just enough notice to get a reasonable response. JMHO
by TonyB
Sun May 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

Sorry I missed it, however I’m confused, easy these days, did it happen or was it postponed?
by TonyB
Sat May 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6874

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

I haven’t driven any of my Ts since I returned from Death Valley tour on Feb 28. However I have driven a customers T after I reworked his Ruckstell axle. Also I had the 09 on jack stands and was able to crank it. At last. I have a video which I’ll add a link to in due course. I’m now working on thos...
by TonyB
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2553

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

If the problem was in the magneto it would be present when the vehicle is stationary. If the thrust washers have failed there will be shiny bits in the rear axle oil. I my experience a UJ failure is worse at low speed and lessens once up to a steady speed. In any case if it’s a UJ or rear axle, the ...