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by Kerry
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 672

Re: Removing a Starter question

Will, I didn't say it wasn't in the service book, I said that I was not seeing it, as for calling you stupid, that would only apply to you if you are considering that removing the starter in that manor was a good idea! or recommend it to some one, as for a face to face debate on the topic, sure just...
by Kerry
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 672

Re: Removing a Starter question

Now Will, of cause lifting the hogs head up will let you remove the starter as a whole but no one is going to do that just to remove a starter, are they? let alone replace it the same way :o That would be a special kind of stupid :lol:
by Kerry
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 672

Re: Removing a Starter question

Not seeing that in my Ford service book Will, remove bendix then withdraw starter.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Z head
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Z head

When fitting a Z head you must check that you have piston clearance, more often than not you need to grind the head some. Power wise they are great. :D
by Kerry
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Replacement Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Ford Replacement Pistons

The question is for Ford sizes so will list those from a Canadian parts book/
Standard, .001, .002, 003, .003, .004, .005, .010, .015, .020, .025, .030, .033, .035, .040, .045
But rings was only, standard, ,005, .015, .025, .035, and .045

After market ones is another story
by Kerry
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head High Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Low Head High Head?

Man! you all made it hard for him, it's simple, the low head is 2" tall at the head bolts and the high head is 2-1/2" tall at the bolts.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am i missing front 4th main bearing cap ?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Am i missing front 4th main bearing cap ?

John.
Something else is a miss in that photo. That drive plate should be back further, the end about inline with the back of those 2 bolt holes in the pan, uni joint should be about 3/4 of the way in it with the position you have that drive shaft sitting.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 drive shaft and original rear bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: 1909 drive shaft and original rear bearing

Thanks Hap I see it now, that early set up must have been done away with early, the only pinion listed by 1911 is the tapered one, pinion only or shaft with a pinion.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 drive shaft and original rear bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: 1909 drive shaft and original rear bearing

Just a curiosity question, 1909 parts book show the pinion as 9/16" bore and 12 teeth then 1911/13 as 5/8" bore and 12 teeth.
The photo's above show 11 teeth pinion, was there options or parts book wrong?
by Kerry
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

With a long screw driver between the block and front crank pulley and then the hole on pan to push it back, see if it floats in and out, you should have none. That will tell you if it's a good re-build or not.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can i run low head with domed pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Can i run low head with domed pistons

Pressure pack of copper seal, buy from Repco, auto barn or super cheap, or you can use brush on silver frost.
Make sure all your head bolt threads are cleaned out, scratch out the crap in the bottom of them and blow out with air. I also use never seize on the head bolt threads.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can i run low head with domed pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Can i run low head with domed pistons

The spark plug boss is over the valves, so no bother there for piston and the primer holes would be 1/8" pipe thread so try a plumber /gas supply shop for plugs for them.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can i run low head with domed pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Can i run low head with domed pistons

I've never had any problems fitting a stock low head to vendor supplied high domed pistons., and have done several over the years.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Air filter
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Air filter

Neat. :D
We don't have the luxury of room on our T's, one has to contend with the steering, :(
by Kerry
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

You can't get the same tension on a T belt as a modern race engine. The fan bushing wouldn't last 5 minutes, clean steel slips enough with a bit of oil around let alone the slippery surface of 2 pack paint added as well, it's why race engines paint glyptol in side an engine, to have a frictionless s...
by Kerry
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: shipping a head

The left thread boss/ear of the water outlet is fragile on a cast head, get that knocked in postage and can break off, wood box would be my first choice.
by Kerry
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Heat Ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Spark Plug Heat Ranges

Too cold, no, the worst that could happen it oils up. Too hot, yes, could burn a hole in a piston.
Most stationary engines run a mid range of J8
by Kerry
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

There was a time when buying brand new coils, they had a note saying that they must be set before using. I don't know if that's still the case.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early cylinder head dates
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Early cylinder head dates

You could safely say an early 12 but if 11/sept and the 12 started 30/sept 11 in USA, it would be a big ask to be a 11 considering to get to Canada then to Australia, I'm sure it would be released here as a 12 year model.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of rebuilt 1910 short block
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Value of rebuilt 1910 short block

The question would be if you can find another open valve block, it's value?? 6 to 10K? then rebuild on top of that. If you are able to pick this one up under 10 that would be a score :P
by Kerry
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of rebuilt 1910 short block
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Value of rebuilt 1910 short block

Richard. That would be very hard to say. It would all depend on the condition of the block, cracks? re-bore or re-sleeve?, stripped threads?. push rod guide replace or ream? valve seats and machine the mains to take babbitt? The list would grow, but it wouldn't be the cost to be concerned about, it ...
by Kerry
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

I don't think that the lighter oil was a splash lube consideration for the T back then, after all most engines of the day had splash lube, it was as it is today, all about having the clutch operate correctly.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

Yes Don aviation gas still contains lead, why? I researched it several years ago, lead to boost octane was never it's original intent, back in WW1 in Europe, they were looking for a way to stop fuel from freezing at altitude in planes. Silver was the best and lead a close second and still used today...
by Kerry
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice on early head situation.
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Need advice on early head situation.

It is or was possible that they had been drilled for a larger bolts at one time but more likely drilled and sleeved for internal cracks, just file them flush with the head deck.
by Kerry
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Steve.
I checked out my 16 tail light and is of the same type of set up, the body bracket is the early tongue type of mount and the bolt of the light go's through the number plate mount and the tongue, making it mountable left or right, maybe just a Canadian thing.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

I found this in my parts pile, some one as written 15/16 on it, nothing has been cut off it so could this have been added to the 14 /15 to add the licence plate? it can go left or right.
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by Kerry
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WATT Clutch disc stack height please? Save me from disaster
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: WATT Clutch disc stack height please?

That formula is for the later brake drum and clutch hub that is replacing 12x13 plates. First what year parts you are working with? your 13/14 if original would have a distance plate and 13x13 plates. That distance plate would still go in first, then build your stack. Myself, I fit a steel small dis...
by Kerry
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Frank B covered it, it's all about the clutch, as for the Morris, they had a dry clutch.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tread size and type
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Tread size and type

3/8x24 UNF.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying More pics
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying More pics

No help Hank, who was the they, maker??
by Kerry
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

.0015" is what you look for to have a happy bearing clearance.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Someone said once that if the car wasn't invented, by now we would be knee deep in horse apples :D
by Kerry
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

A big end bearing knock is most prominent under acceleration, if it gets to the stage of hearing it as well on deceleration, then it's ready to throw a leg out of bed.
by Kerry
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Low Head

What I do is an easy fix, tap to 3/4" pipe, fit a brass plumber 1/2"-3/4" adaptor, knock 3 spots on the inside then mill off the nut of the top.
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by Kerry
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

The Ford motor company would be in denial when asked, if Edsel had admitted to using recycled or reclaimed wood, then it's not a new car.
by Kerry
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Re: Mini rant, T related

Same in Australia :(
by Kerry
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Just found another article from 1916 about Fords Utility in Fire Department, although it doesn't say who builds them but states that they are being sold by, The Ford representative also referred to as the Ford salesman further into the article, So why not be painted red from the start if the intent ...
by Kerry
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Well some crate stories are fact, published in 1916 that some T's sent to France, used the crates they arrived in to build ambulance bodies.
by Kerry
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine

Not hard to tell, that hitch is designed to just tow.
by Kerry
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have I Done?
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: What Have I Done?

What was the charger hooked up to? if to the battery, then there is no complete circuit to effect the amp gauge, if you had the positive of the charger on the power wire of the generator cut out then that would be running through the amp gauge to charge but I can't see how a tender charge would worr...
by Kerry
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

Dan's right, need to drill them on early blocks.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

That's confusing Jerry, for a neutral that would need the hand break bulled back, no, brake forward so in top or direct drive, measure the space between the collar and drive plate, 13/16" or the spring at 2" .
by Kerry
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

This is a simple one, screwing the adjuster screws in clockwise and loosing pedal travel and the clutch still slipping, then the clutch pack is stuffed.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

Doesn't sound like anything wrong to me when you say you have to pull the hand brake lever all the way back to start, that's the normal way to start a T. Get into that habit for cold or hot start for having full control on your T.
by Kerry
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big Timing Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Big Timing Gear

Looking at it will not tell you much, needs to be fitted for a check of lash.
by Kerry
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on the international scale
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Model T on the international scale

John, I spent a lot of time researching around 1915/16/17 and the embargo, it wasn't really made mandatory that bodies must be built in Australia, it just worked out that way to be cheaper. It all revolved around the war, shipping and politics. The politics, Dunlop tried to stop all imported cars ot...
by Kerry
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

A lot easier on the band, I just get the T rolling in rux low then slip into rux high, T low then T high and away we go :D
by Kerry
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Proctologist needed
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Model T Proctologist needed

Just a little off thread, the VW crown wheel could go in both ways as well, it was reversed for the combi van that had reduction box's on the outer axles. Found out the hard way nearly 50 years ago, fastest combi at the time in reverse. :lol:
by Kerry
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!

Dan, that low head looks like it has the gasket still on it, I have several low heads in stock and all have both holes.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!

I'd say, can't check as I don't have any pre 15 blocks in at the moment, that the hole in the block may have been there in early ones? 1913 Parts book shows head gasket as having both water holes and also my stash of old gaskets has one with both holes.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: 1909 Fords

Well I suppose it's how you interpret the question of differences from 09 to 1916, body appearances or all changes? just in engine block alone there are 12 changes, drive shaft, axles, diff housing, hogs etc, the list is long in even saying that nearly nothing on a early 09 is the same as a 1915\16
by Kerry
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

I'm sure you are sick of stuffing with this but a spring washer would be more effective in preventing the nut from coming loose on those over long top bolts as the cotter pins are supposed to go through and lock in the castle nut.
by Kerry
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

Don't right off a crank just because it needs to be ground more than 020" they are still good to go up to 040" I even know of one that lasted more than 15 years in a sedan, driven hard, usually with the whole family in it and lived in hilly country that was ground 060". If every thing is aligned cor...
by Kerry
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

Cranks take a bit of time to set up on a crank grinder so the shop that does mine looks after me for price when doing 6 at a time, I send in a dozen or so in but usually only half pass a crack test, EE's will break but not as easy as the earlier ones. The few sure-mikes that have come through my sho...
by Kerry
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale- Crankshaft Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: For Sale- Crankshaft Gear

Bill is right, T gear would be 24, Model A have 25 but the A gear would not fit a T crank.
by Kerry
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Alternative fuel

Bud, I said this end of the world, meaning I'm in Australia. different tax rules here at pre 70's times, now much the same as you state now.
by Kerry
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this event please
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Identify this event please

The pilot car or called today as the pace car. needed to be faster to get out of the way of all those T's a race'n. :D
by Kerry
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Alternative fuel

Well for a start the kerosene that you can buy today, lighting kerosene, is not what was used to run engines back in the day, TVO, Tractor vaporising oil, Paraffn or Power kerosene are names that it was known as, hasn't been available sinse the 70's. Today, those who still use kero in display engine...
by Kerry
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: F.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 1305

Re: F.O.R.D.

"Found On Rubbish Dump" is a popular one in Australia.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Pistons for use in T block with A crank and rods.
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: WTB Pistons for use in T block with A crank and rods.

Some photo's The pin measures 912"
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by Kerry
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Pistons for use in T block with A crank and rods.
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: WTB Pistons for use in T block with A crank and rods.

Do you have any measurements, ie, pin to top of piston, pin size? I have a set but don't know if A rods or Chev rod conversion.
by Kerry
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

2 more designs.
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by Kerry
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

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

This has been debated a few times several years ago but I can't find it with a search, we all know that with a radial crack it's scrap, a time bomb waiting to go off but with a horizontal crack, no one has ever seen a crank split the length of a journal unless someone can say so now. The consensus b...
by Kerry
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do they make a self advancing distributor?
Replies: 30
Views: 1146

Re: Do they make a self advancing distributor?

If I remember correctly the VW dizzy turns backwards in a T so no auto advance. The period American Bosch dizzy for the T can be found with some having a mechanical advance.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question 26 drive plate
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Question 26 drive plate

The drive plate only has one bush, early or late.

It's the driven gear sleeve on the brake drum that can have 2 or 1 bush.
by Kerry
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: Generator not showing charge on meter

I'd say pull it out and get it checked out, if the cut out shorted out then the generator tried to motor, it could be fried.
by Kerry
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 22
Views: 1280

Re: Two Problems

For your first problem, it looks like the clutch is not tight enough and would be slipping on hill climbing, should have 13/16" between the drive plate and the fork push ring adjusted on the 3 fingers, with that right the spring should be 2" long. Second problem. As others have said, engine out and ...
by Kerry
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H/C pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: H/C pistons

Hank, I've never had a problem fitting out of the box HC domed pistons to a low head. May be some difference in Canadian ones to the USA ones?
by Kerry
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2524

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Well in reading that I would say maybe a rip-van-winkle but not "The Rip-van-Winkle", shows signs of some things well used and some replacements over the last 100+ years. 100% original is a little off.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Shim Removal

You have to get the shimming right first, using time-saver on a engine that you can't turn over will do diddly-squat!
by Kerry
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: triple gear pins grinding
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: triple gear pins grinding

Might need some more details on your question, but if you are talking about removing the pins to resize, not a good idea for refit to fly wheel, if doing them on the fly wheel I haven't heard of that. Now if new pins, they need no more than polishing to a fine finish in a lathe or drill if they fit ...
by Kerry
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1899

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Piston fitting from the bottom, not unless you remove the crank and also chamfer the bottom of the bore as well. Another thing I would be checking seeing it's out, would be the alignment of No 1 rod, they bend easy, it could have altered some from hydraulic pressuring while running with water in it....
by Kerry
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?

Mmmm Susanne, I'll post a little story, I had 3x 4cly Chevs and 2x 6 clys pre going toT's. never broke anything on them and then I got my first T and was told, carry a spare axle, they break, Now I have 5 T's and never broke an axle, but a drum and crank, yes. :(
by Kerry
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1375

Re: Coils not working

1 coil at a time will buzz as you rotate the engine with the crank or starter through each cylinder cycle.
by Kerry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?

Can't help you on performance but first thing to check with those single port Chev heads is the top of the exhaust port for cracks, they can be bad and not worth trying to repair.
by Kerry
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1899

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Might be of some help? photo's of a head and gaskets, heat ring is as close to the bolts as yours but the seal ring in the gasket water hole has more head surface to seal on than yours.
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by Kerry
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS Tappet Guide?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: NOS Tappet Guide?

1912 parts book say, Push rod bushing, 1909-11, Iron.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Carburetor Adjustment

That's what I find with all my T's, a couple of turns with the choke closed and then the engine fires right up with the choke open, trying to close the choke any while the engine is running only over fuels it and stops.
by Kerry
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern rear axle seals
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Modern rear axle seals

The ones that are available from the vendors today don't look like yours, but may still use the same seal?? The seal # is POS26407 TF marked PEER TAIWAN.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Economy Motor Head Company

I can see that pointy bit being a problem, we had the same issue on Morris and Austin heads, it would get extra hot and give pre ignition of the fuel, a glow plug.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil box key - attached to car
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Coil box key - attached to car

Steve, I'd be a little worried that the cam gear could eat that inside chain. :o
by Kerry
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straight axle questions
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Straight axle questions

maybe of some help, key for the straight axle 1/4x 1/4 x 4-9/16, Bore on the hub 1-1/16 x 4-3/4
by Kerry
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car ID
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Car ID

Had a few of these over the years, The Essex earnt the nick-name of the "GUTLESS WONDER" The story I was told many years ago was that the demo cars for the agents were built from aluminium, giving them some get up and go, but when you received your nice new Essex, the body was all steal, making them...
by Kerry
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Overheated!

I hope you didn't up-end that gallon of cold water straight into a boiling engine :o
by Kerry
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?

Right Mark, a smack in the middle with the ball of a engineering hammer would do just that.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?

What's holding your welsh (freeze) plugs in?
by Kerry
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6v Generator to 12V?
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: 6v Generator to 12V?

How dose one tell if a cut out is + or neg ground? I've never come across any markings on them, the last few I bought from Isral had been described to fit T's, A's and the V8.
by Kerry
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

The crank can be drilled but if doing it in the car, make sure you can get to the hole from the other side as well so you can punch out the drill bits you are more than likely to break in trying. :o
by Kerry
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Setting Generator Output Amps
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Setting Generator Output Amps

Hi Alan Answer is lots, I've seen them do a complete melt down if not set up right,, pull the 3rd brush up so no contact, connect jumper leads up to motor generator, rotate the brush plate to start to motor either way and then lock the brush plate in neutral running, not motoring either way. Then dr...
by Kerry
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1721

Re: Head Gasket Failures

Never had a problem with them myself, but then I re-torque the cast iron heads when hot and aluminium when cold like one is supposed too. :)
by Kerry
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

Looks to be some ones creation, don't believe it to be an original Ford set up. You wouldn't want to re-use those valves anyway, they are 2 piece ones that are prone to break.
by Kerry
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

Can't say that I've come across what you have described, but then again I've only re-built 2 open valve blocks, used modern valves, vendors springs, caps, pins and adjustable push rods. replace the push rod guides with bronze ones, some times you can come across NOS cast ones on Ebay.
by Kerry
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: What is this light bracket for?

I was thinking more like the side light bracket off a TT.
by Kerry
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

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

10 pumps twice a year wouldn't be enough, the uni joint need to be full of grease every 500 miles.
by Kerry
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 39
Views: 3936

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Mmm! don't know about that, the steel frame seems to be on the wrong side of the panels and I'm not seeing any legs. :?
by Kerry
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Part is this
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: What Part is this

I second that, left on to block the holes that have been drilled in the block.
by Kerry
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.

I found it doesn't matter what oil one uses with the tiger timers, they don't last very long regardless. :(