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by Kerry
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: 4th main

I've fitted a few at owners request over the years with no problems so far with the exception of the last rebuild to come in with one. Now in saying that it had a early crankshaft in it that was ground .060" mains and big,ends. we know that that crank would have been in it for some 20 years before i...
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: First timer main caps

Leo,
I can't comment on other mold builds and designs but the likes of Gene Frence's are built with bleed holes for the air to escape when pouring.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: First timer main caps

Jacolb.
I've been pouring Babbitt for many years and learnt a long time ago that using a shim between the mold, cap, block and rods saves a lot of redo's for a perfect pour.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Inner Axle bearings

The way I read it Harold, that's what Dan is referring to, the inner bearings, no washers on the outer ones.
by Kerry
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Water pump

Bob,
As far as your problem go's it may not be the water pump, T's with out a pump will spit the belt off if either or both the crank and fan pully's are worn. The vendors sell a bolt on guide to help this from happening.
by Kerry
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Transmission end play

Taking the spring off the pressure plate is work that is not needed, 2 other ways to remove the plate are, back off the 3 finger screws then remove the plate or just evenly back off the bolts that hold the plate to remove.
by Kerry
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Motor Video animation
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: T Motor Video animation

Yea, it is what it is, we could pick sh't out of it for authenticity like the timing gears, No 2 and 3 don't make TDC when rotating, no oil holes on the bearings, the high valve seating and the rods in the wrong way and the list go's on, but fun to watch hey! :D
by Kerry
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: camshaft gear wear

Compression test?
Also unless things have changed, haven't been able to buy cam bearings for a while, is someone doing them again?
by Kerry
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Tire questions

To even consider a radial tire on a T and to avoid premature wear, one would need to bend crap out of the front axle, every thing needs to be zero, toe, camber and caster.
by Kerry
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 1849

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

It gets in everything, can block the oil holes in the mains and even get all tangled up in the oil rings.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Sounds like the builder of the uni's has slipped back into a mistake that was made several years ago, or it's old stock from that time,
instead of .002" undersize clearance, they had .002" oversize, jamming the works up :(
by Kerry
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1932

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

The fly wheel and trans will come off the crank with those 4 bolts removed, the fly wheel to crank will still be on 2 dowels so rock and if need be tap the whole lot off. It's heavy as a whole so watch your fingers and toes :o
by Kerry
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

My service book does, No 518 page 134.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

If there are issues of slipping on the late clutch plates, I wouldn't be blaming them, if all adjustments are correct then it's the spring, It should have been replaced with at least a new 100-110lb one.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

To fry a modern clutch would be no fault of the parts, set up incorrectly or just the bad driver :D
by Kerry
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

If I remember rightly. the only reason to cut a early one or fit the late one was if you are fitting removable ear bands.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?

Maybe that our Canadian T's differ from US models but we list in period parts books as having a centre rubber in 1920 Tourings.
by Kerry
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: 1919-20 touring windshield has rubber?

Inverted H-rubber 1915/22 and H rubber 1923/27 between the 2 windshields.
by Kerry
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

Later than 15/16 and not worth fixing in my opinion, easy to find good ones.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 70
Views: 4141

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Looks like the spacer in the top left corner of your photo, so it must have had your attention at some stage.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 70
Views: 4141

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Also when mixing year parts you can still end up with a clutch dragging with the fingers backed off, there are 2 sizes in the pins on the pressure ring and 2 hole sizes in the drive plate. They don't play well together if mixed wrong.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 70
Views: 4141

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Sorry Tony, missed that you backed off the screws, as posted, the early clutch packs had a thick spacer to stop the first clutch plate from slipping inbetween the drum and clutch hub, could be hanging up on that.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

They need fixing, if not it's not if but when the head gasket will blow.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 70
Views: 4141

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

After blowing up your photo I see your problem, the clutch fingers are not adjusted correctly, the cotter pins are missing and the screws are backed out. The clutch is dragging so you can't crank.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 70
Views: 4141

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Not wrong, turning the rear wheel drives the brake drum drive plate so all drums will rotate through the triple gears and slip at the clutch plates.
by Kerry
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Scott.
A plastic set in one of my T,s had been rebuilt with new condensers although I didn't do them myself, they have been in the car with no faults for many years and clocked up many long tour miles.
by Kerry
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

I'll go just one cent worth, never come across this in Canadian bearings as yet :D
by Kerry
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

The gear is NOT a press fit on the camshaft, no heat is needed or even should be considered to ever use to do so. Drop your generator out and as slowly rotating the crank, with a hammer, tap the gear from the generator hole.
by Kerry
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Another possibility if a high pitch bronze bush squeal and stopping the engine is the rear cam bush, usually replaced with a bronze bush in engine rebuilds, I've even have a cam in stock with all 3 bearings being bronze.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

David,
the only time that triple gears are not turning is in direct drive/top gear and rotating as one mass to drive.
by Kerry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1488

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Don't waste time looking at the crank, Babbitt will not give you a high pitch squeal but brass/bronze will, my money is on it's going to be a transmission problem'
by Kerry
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Was debated several years ago, more than likely in from new and consensus was nothing to worry about. Cranks have only failed with radial cracks.
by Kerry
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure Mic Crank?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Sure Mic Crank?

They do crack, so as Dan posted, the first thing is a crack test, if you are not willing to invest or take a chance on doing your money, then the buyer would take that chance, so sort of makes it worthless at a buyers prospective.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Question on babbitting

Tooling up to do just one is not very cost effective, I've had others ask to do just what you are thinking, all to old to be of a benifit to the future of the hobby, because finding someone who can still Babbitt is far and few between at my end of the world, I offered , So if I'm going to show someo...
by Kerry
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Running 8 volt battery, changed nothing, good lights, easy starting and never blown a bulb in 10 years😀
by Kerry
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 46
Views: 3369

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

A little dearer than that, VAT tax $232 US + Postage.
by Kerry
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1483

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

Some can just be a pain, even using a puller twice the size of yours, lucky I have many spare ones because sometimes the only way to get the sucker off is with heat, even slicing with a hot stick.
by Kerry
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1262

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

John, looks like you need to fix a welsh plug. 😬
by Kerry
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1262

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Interesting, I have a 26 and a 27, both are the behind the manifold, seems that both are factory. I'd have to say that my throttle shaft along the steering is also a little longer, putting the leverage between the manifold and the generator. Martynn, yes the butterfly shaft is on a different angle t...
by Kerry
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1262

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

The throttle arm that go,s from the butterfly shaft to the control shaft on the steering colum, it is a half circle rod that go,s around and behind the inlet manifold. The one in the photo looks to be a home made one for a LHD carbie.
by Kerry
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

USA was a little slow for the transition for the lower filler plug, Canada started with the 15/16
as of yet I have not come across the high one on the pumpkin change at that time frame on Canadian T,s
by Kerry
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1262

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Yes, my mistake, I was looking at a tank out of the car, checked one in and the indent is not for the steering but for ones foot to clear the tank at the high low pedal.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1262

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Martynn
I,m working fron a note pad at the moment, computer died, so can,t post photo.
The tank has a different shape to what you have drawn, the bottom edge facing the seat is rolled not square and a dish in the tank for the steering column.
by Kerry
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Down Under Fires

Tim, sure, some human activity plays a big part in fires, some 180 nut cases have been charged for arson so far this fire season.
by Kerry
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Down Under Fires

Well the media are in good form, greenies, bleeding hearts and do Gooders are on the band wagon of global warming! Yes it is bad but what was the blame in January 1939? 71 died and 5,000,000 acres and several towns burnt out. We live with the chance of bush fires every summer, just some are worse th...
by Kerry
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

The flats would remain the same, only the corners would require machining.
by Kerry
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Down Under Fires

Not getting any better, to much for fire fighters to handle, help from over seas to fight and army called in. several convoys of supplies and trucks loaded with hay for live stock, dozers and graders past my place today, navy ships bringing in food and water and to evacuate trapped people in coastal...
by Kerry
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

FIrst, they are 1915/16 T,s. right hand drive so more than likely Canadian T,s. Canada did send some T,s over to France at that time in packing crates and the ambulance bodies built with that timber. Complete built T,s also, some being supplied by different Sponsers and charities for the war effort....
by Kerry
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2018

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Spot on Walter, regardless of which wheel is on the ground the drive of the lifted one is 100percent through the spider gears.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about cam bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Question about cam bearings

I was told by our T parts vendor that no one is doing cam bearings full stop any more :(
by Kerry
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

What.???? To much eggnog! Herm, merry Christmas :D
by Kerry
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Dubatt's crank

Herm, sounds like out of 78 scats you never had to fit any of the pans :D
by Kerry
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Well Herm, USA Ford specs must differ from ours, decarboning about every 5000 miles and valve grind occasionally, a far cry from ripping into the engine every 3 months.
by Kerry
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Dubatt's crank

I,m surprised at that Dale.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Dubatt's crank

I wish that scat would shave a bit off the diameter, would make life a lot easier to fit :D
by Kerry
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Les, l don,t disagree that the push and pull aren,t the same on both set ups but pedal pressure can,t be avoided on the brake when the drum turns both ways.
by Kerry
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Can't see torque loads making any difference, drums turn the same in LHD and RHD, but the peddle cams are on either side, left side for the LHD and right side for the RHD, and also the brake drum turns both ways for band action, forward and reverse.
by Kerry
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring end gap
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Ring end gap

Assuming you are still using cast iron pistons.
Top ring .008" to .012" middle.006"to.008" and bottom .004" to 006"
by Kerry
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

John. It's not really about the volts but Amps. Ford recommended at least 80 Amps, 6x6v to get the amps up there, that's why some arc welders would do the job and by today's battery AH's 2 heavy truck 12v could have the same resault. The only problem I've come across in rebuilds is that I've found a...
by Kerry
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: Magneto Horn...

Martynn
This rusty one I have has a jam nut and 2 wires.
by Kerry
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too many T’s
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: To many T’s

From a man who has 5 T's. :D
That got a laugh out of "'she who must be obeyed'"
by Kerry
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

Joe.
True.
by Kerry
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 20 coupe gas tank
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: 20 coupe gas tank

George.
On the later coupe that has the oval tank, it still is higher than the frame, the seat base frame is built to roll over the tank.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Kim.
If rotation was a problem then LHD T's would have the same issue when using the brake band when going in reverse.
I've never seen any problems as long as the band end is locked correctly on the ear.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

No, like a LHD they are on the pedal side so on a RHD they are on the pedal side.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

If you are running removable ear bands, don't forget to flip them around as well.
by Kerry
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information on Wichita KS model T
Replies: 45
Views: 2270

Re: Information on Wichita KS model T

It has a later high head on the engine as well.
I don't know if it's just the angle of the front axle photo or not? but it looks like the caster needs to be checked and fixed.
by Kerry
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern connecting rods with insert bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: modern connecting rods with insert bearings

Dean.
Chucked one on the scales and comes in at 20oz's with out the bearing fitted.
by Kerry
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern connecting rods with insert bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: modern connecting rods with insert bearings

I have fitted some up for other club members, no feed back on how they are running as yet. First your crank needs to be spot on, no room for error or ajustment, also I believe some of the insert bearing shells are no longer available, need to check that out.
by Kerry
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: u-joint wear
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: u-joint wear

By Ford specs, if more than .006" it's scrap.
by Kerry
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wrist pin bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: wrist pin bushing

Mack.
First make sure you have the right bushing, there are 2 sizes of OD for cast iron pistons that Ford used and chances of others for after market pistons or repairs over the life of an engine.
by Kerry
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 2314

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

John.
Doweling may have been done at a factory level? but I know it's done in re-builds, I've done several myself over the years on bad fitting ring gears.
As for the pinion sleeve, I wish that they could be bought or still made as I've come across shafts that sure could use them :)
by Kerry
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

Haven't seen one but looks to be a dumb idea to me, why would you want to coast? the engine is half or more of your braking on a T.
by Kerry
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine pan conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: engine pan conversion

Ralph, Return email doesn't seem to be working for me so answer on here. I had 2 stuffed pans, 1 of each, so no loss to cut them up. Measured and sliced in-between number 1 & 2 with a thin cutting disc in a 4" angle grinder, bolted the 2 pieces to a block and mig welded. Cut 2 dipper plates butt and...
by Kerry
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine pan conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: engine pan conversion

I did one years ago for no other reason than to get at the number 4 rod easier if the need arose.
by Kerry
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutout
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: cutout

If you need one now. Try Eckler's automotive in Titusville in Florida, they still have 3 new ones listed on Ebay
by Kerry
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for stainless T muffler
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Source for stainless T muffler

Only place I've seen one is list as discontinued on Mac's web site.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: 1909-1910 Fuel Tank Sediment Bulb (Threaded)

Alan.
Answer to your question is yes, according to parts books, that screw in type 1908 to about the end of 1913. It also looks like the same as N,R & S gasoline tank stop cock.
by Kerry
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: What is the Axle shaft diameter ?

Rather than trash an axle that could still have some life left, what about an over size bearing sleeve, that would be much cheaper I'm sure. :D
by Kerry
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Gene
I'm sure no one would try to fit a stem after both beads are on the rim, plenty of youtube clips on how to do it right, even one from Coker tires.
by Kerry
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Adam, your instructions would be the opposite to what I was taught on fitting a tube and tire, always finish at the valve stem so not to cut it with the tire bead when fitting.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Plastic coils

I have 5 T's and all run coils, one has 4 plastic ones in it for several years, a stock 27 and a long distance tourer. The only issue I've had with one coil is it broke one side of the points, an easy fix. :)
by Kerry
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator revolution
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Generator revolution

Hey Cam.
1000rpm crank = 1500rpm generator.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unknown ring gears
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: unknown ring gears

I forgot to mention that spiral bevel gears came in a matching sets, as ring and pinion, to try and miss match usually ended up with a diff that screamed like a fire truck siren.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unknown ring gears
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: unknown ring gears

Top one looks to be Model A and second one 30's V8.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Later year replacement parts

I worked part time at a wrecking yard as a kid. Would someone with a 1912 car fit a 1915 diff in 1925? of course he would. by 1925 the 12 and 15 are no more than just junk cars, one would fit anything just to keep the wheels turning :D
by Kerry
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2882

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

14 has a flat lid top and at the clip line.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2882

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Dick.
That coil box is not 15/16 or 14, I'm seeing more like a 17/25 box.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Main bearing

Why twice as many centre caps? Because many a engine rebuild has ended up with a front bearing cap being used in the centre, therefore a surplus amount of centre caps turn up in collections. Which isn't a problem if the babbitting is done the full length to carry the crank jounal and match the block...
by Kerry
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Main bearing

Can't help with what they started out as but checking a couple of dozen, I come up with the thickest at 575 and thin 535.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

Well to start a pole on that. I don't look at the classifieds to often.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1375

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Sure that works when the engine is out of the car, a bit hard to use head bolt dowls when trying to get the head under the fire wall as well, if you have help to hold the head up off the gasket and then screw in a couple of dowl bolts then all will work.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3131

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

Using the ball cap to maintain pressure on the clutch spring is the craziest thing I've ever seen :o
will it work? not for long!
by Kerry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1375

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Norm.
You got that around the wrong way :o
Cast iron head is re-torqued hot.
And aluminium is re-torqued stone cold.
by Kerry
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Warford Question

Do you have the front uni joint and adapter housing? I believe they are hard to find for the cast iron warfords if missing.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

John, I don't know the origin of the hubs, a period accessory? they are made from aluminiun. This photo was taken in 1963 and they are on the car then. The T has some interesting history, staged for a photo's on the Geelong Ford production line for the 50th and 75th. I'm aiming for Geelongs Ford 100...
by Kerry
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

My 26 still has a few of the Delux fittings, tail light, mirror and rubber side steps. Still unrestored , 74,000 miles and original paper work from dealership about 50miles from the Australian Ford factory in Geelong.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

A bit hard to tell with what photo's we have to work with but I'm going to say at some time in it's life it's scored a 26/7 engine, besides the fan water outlet mount, it looks like top bolts on the hogs head as well.