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by joe.wal
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

@ Jonah: thanks a lot but I am afraid the freight rate to Germany might be on the high side for that experiment @ Allan: you are right, I will reinstall the existing assembly but am just looking for an alternative to not hear again that horrible sound of a steel fan crashing into the Radiator ... Me...
by joe.wal
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 695

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

For me it is just everything about it that is giving such a charm but mostly the feeling to sit and drive in a car that survived more than 100 years and still is doing the same as modern cars - giving you the freedom to go anywhere.
by joe.wal
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

So after a soldering job for abt. $ 70,- my radiator is back. 20200919_140509.jpg Now I am to order new parts for the fan shaft. With yours and the help from Steven of Lang's I do know now what to order. Alternatively I am thinking about experimenting with a plastic fan (which would do less harm in...
by joe.wal
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Well after reading now the topic posted recently the real Rip van Winkle seems to be a 1917 - so just pretend that I never wrote the above ... :oops:
by joe.wal
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

... and regarding the fan adjustment bracket found this on the 'Rip van Winkle" 1916 Tourer: shims and no cotter pin ;)

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credits to www.dragoneclassic.com/the-rip-van-wink ... el-t-ford/
by joe.wal
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found an old photo in a museum - could be a 26/27 Ford ?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Found an old photo in a museum - could be a 26/27 Ford ?

On the last day of a short vacation week I made a tour to a museum nearby where they collected some old buildings of our region called Westerwald (= Western Wood) here in Germany. The historic photo below was displayed - I believe it could be a 26 or 27 Ford. If so it should have been assembled in B...
by joe.wal
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Small update again: took out the the front bushing and it is extremely worn. So I believe the problem was existing some years already (as some of you supposed correctly). Strange that I did never see traces of brass below the fan - probably blown away by the rotating crankshaft pulley. tension of th...
by joe.wal
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Update: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Yesterday I took the radiator off and delivered it to the radiator shop. They detected that the radiator has seen some repair already in the past (obviously the core was soldered where it meets the upper tank). Estimated time for the repair by them is abt. 4 hours but they took the order only as a '...
by joe.wal
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Thank you so far for all the sympathies and hints. Earliest on Thursday I will have a chance to get back to work on the T and will post any progress then later. I also do not mind about the fins and am still hoping that really only blocking / soldering the cores will do the job. What I do not fully ...
by joe.wal
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Disaster struck my 1916 T yesterday. I wanted to locate a small leak at the radiator outlet to the lower hose and had the T running in front of the garage and playing a bit around by moving ahead and back in the driveway. Then a loud chirp followed by a crashing sound occured. As this was while back...
by joe.wal
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plug gap - one owner's observation
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Champion X spark plug gap - one owner's observation

I once thought to do my T something good and installed new, aftermarket Champion X's - and the car run worse than ever before and after when I reinstalled the old 'motorcraft' plugs. So you recommend to experiment with the gap and that will do it ? What else might be necessary ? Changing the ignitio...
by joe.wal
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 1345

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

I also have a sharp chirping sound and have the impression it is depending on engine revs - it is not heard constantly. Suspicious for me is the fan as it is the same sound when the fan hit the radiator years ago after the screw got loose (the one near the oil filler cap). I can see blank metal on t...
by joe.wal
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Notice to MTFCA members outside the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Notice to MTFCA members outside the U.S.

Received mine also last week - everything fine.
by joe.wal
Sun May 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Notice to MTFCA members outside the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Notice to MTFCA members outside the U.S.

No worries about that delay - if that would be the worst effect of the virus we were lucky enough ... unfortunately there is loss of lives to be really worried about.
My sincerest regrets to anyone in the world who suffered the loss of a beloved one.
by joe.wal
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 7169

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Took two days of vacation to get my T out of hibernation and to change water hoses - what brought me to asking myself again if perhaps I am 'underskilled' for this hobby: it took me nearly 4 hours for the change (incl. cleaning of the metal hose and fighting with the clamps). :roll: At least there ...
by joe.wal
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 7929

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Thanks Jeff5015 for mentioning me.
Indeed I was quoting Bruce W. McCalley and the production records in his book 'Model T Ford"
So my T with engine number 1186232 is said to be from April 11th, 1916 (engine cast 4 5 16) according to the book.
by joe.wal
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 9818

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

Just took the chance of changing to antifreeze before sending the T to sleep for the winter and replaced the old and leaking radiator shutoff valve.
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by joe.wal
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 3232

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

Even across the ocean the less expensive one needs a plier to be turned ;) - and mine does leak from the top also. Having found the trick earlier on this forum I too do lift it from time to time. As I do always some checks before driving the shut off valve is just one step more - not really a problem.
by joe.wal
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

I recommend a steam fair. To me every (bigger) fair I visited was very impressing and you will find a lot of old cars too. On all fairs known to me at least one Model T was participating. My personal favourite is the Welland Steam Rally - not as big as the Great Dorset but perfect for one day. Nearb...
by joe.wal
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo

Thank you all for the valuable hints !

I will get back here when I have the speedo installed.
by joe.wal
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo

No one with just a slight hint for me please ?
by joe.wal
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo

Greetings from (a bit too) sunny Germany ! A few weeks ago I could buy a Stewart 280 speedo which found it's way from the U.S.A. to Poland. Driven by an electric drill machine it seems to work correctly, so no need to take it apart. What i found on the internet and in the old forum this speedo was n...
by joe.wal
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 7929

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Great to see this original state. My 1916 seems to have the original engine and many features to be correct for 1916 but also some unknown hands have worked on it in the past - after all I would say they did not spoil it. Your T (engine) is just 22 days younger than mine and about 79000 engines buil...
by joe.wal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 6049

Re: A Big Photo

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