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by Kerry
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 16
Views: 514

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: 913

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: 610

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: 610

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: 610

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: 559

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: 610

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: 610

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: 11
Views: 455

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: 11
Views: 455

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: 14
Views: 577

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: 11
Views: 455

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: 429

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: 1364

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: 354

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: 1243

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: 1072

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: 1243

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: 1072

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: 1072

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: 532

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: 532

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: 423

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: 803

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: 772

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: 588

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: 981

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: 453

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: 522

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: 522

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: 522

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: 1797

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: 971

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: 971

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: 316

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: 657

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: 1763

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: 834

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: 746

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: 746

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: 579

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: 364

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: 467

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: 681

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 837

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: 219

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: 463

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: 463

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: 600

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: 2311

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: 2311

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: 928

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: 928

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: 678

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: 1142

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: 2558

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: 1142

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: 596

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: 704

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: 704

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: 938

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.
by Kerry
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Three wheeler

I'm not saying it's not a harley, I don't know enough about them, just it's not the same as Rich's photo. The inlet manifold is on the barrels lower than the harley and the push rod covers are evenly spaced apart unlike the ones in the Harley photo.
by Kerry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Yep, as I was told once, T's are clock work, you need to wind them up. :D
by Kerry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Transmission band lining question.

Looks like the hard lining that is used in the turning brakes in bull dozers.
by Kerry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster questions
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: 1909 Runabout questions

I can help on the first question. Ford literature shows no Runabout for 1909/10 but had the mother inlaw seat on the fully equipped Roadster in 1909/10. 1911 Runabout had a fuel tank on the back and in 1912 called the Torpedo Runabout with the tank. Roadsters still with or with out the mother inlaw ...
by Kerry
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

David, I think that everyone does agree with you ;) one just has to come agross an unmolested pre great war T to find babbitt ones.
by Kerry
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

The thrusts, part # 2528 started out as babbitt, by 1916 Ford lists for a short time as fibre then a change to being called composition, with the final description being metal until the end of production. Canadian diffs had bronze and still listed until 1917, I've pulled down 16'ns that could be eit...
by Kerry
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Keep on trucking

It looks T to me, just a spring kit of some sort fitted.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.

The trouble with changing to a 5w oil is at the expense of the longevity of the engine, it's far to light for the clearances of T bearings with mild to warm and hot weather.
by Kerry
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Bill, I think you covered it in your description, a bigend rattle is the connecting rod on the crankshaft, with the wear in the cam bearing you get a rattle that will drive you nuts. Like you say, an advance rattle. The later cams are easy to make a good fit bearing if a new one still gives to much ...
by Kerry
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Back to your question, yes you need to get a new bearing, with that much float in the cam it will sound like the engine has done a bigend.
by Kerry
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Low Drum ????
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Hot Low Drum ????

I second what Adam has posted. :)
by Kerry
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Stipe cam

Haven't seen the lifters that had a higher stem base for several years, the ones on the market today are machined with a nice taper, just a quick touch with a drill bit or stone to chamfer the block guide holes to just make sure on clearance on the high lift cams is all that is needed.
by Kerry
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Stipe cam

I've never heard of any issues in using adjustables on the 280, as George states I've ran the same for several years. And as for the bearing, yes new ones sometimes need turning in the lathe for a final fit.
by Kerry
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Artwork
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Model T Artwork

Good one Cam :D black and white as well?
by Kerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

The first of the starter T's at our end of the world had a bolt on belt driven generator.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford T Town car
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Ford T Town car

Several years, it's a " Heinz 57 Variety"
by Kerry
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Engine Specs??

Just be careful on Mac's piston specs, they are for a cast iron piston although a foot note states that the split skirt faces away from the cam, that is a aluminium piston, to set the ring gap on a aluminium piston at what's listed you will have an engine that will lock up.
by Kerry
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

I have 2 T's with Rucksells, I drive the diff changes the same way I drive the Eaton 2 speeds in trucks, just with throttle control, no touching of the clutch. Works for me, may differ for others.
by Kerry
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings

Jeff.
I hope your use of the word lead was a slip of the finger on the key board :D that stuff is a no-no for T babbitt.
And yes, agreed, it's a time consuming job for sure.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

If you had access to a lathe, just a few minutes work each piston to turn the oil ring groove deeper. Hope the new pistons work out for the job. :)
by Kerry
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those mysterious main bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Those mysterious main bearings

Yes Bill, it is a problem, many a bearing end up as pieces.
I cut the block deeper so the oil slots are still babbitt.
Robbie's T block 007.JPG
by Kerry
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

One of the stop light kits require the plate to be turned upside down.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-Joint noise
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: U-Joint noise

It will be one of those pull it apart to find out, can't see it my self that the uni could break but if the ball cap was loose then the drive plate on the transmission could have bent, did oil run out of it on your drive?
by Kerry
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Vottage Regulator

I opologize for any confusion, my bad habit of always calling them cut outs, dug them out of the junk tin and as can be seen they are not just the diode cut out.
001.JPG
by Kerry
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Vottage Regulator

2 of my T's have generators and the only trouble I've had with them is the doide cut outs. one cost me a generator, a complete burn out and the other I caught in time when I saw the amp gauge go 100% neg. I'm sticking with the original type.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 2635

Re: tripple gear bushings

I'm with you on that Les.
Some claim to never have had a failure at a set clearance but in reality one would not really know until it's pulled down again, a locked bush on a pin can spin in the gear for many years without any telltale signs.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .10 over pistons Question
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: .10 over pistons Question

No, if you still have a std bore I doubt a .010" re-bore would clean it up, I've even had to take std's up to .060" at times to get a good finish.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Toe in question
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Toe in question

Never come agross anything saying other wise, all should be 3/16" to 1/4"
by Kerry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

A neat job done on that block, even the early oil pipe, if it had push rod guides fitted you would have to look twice, but that engine # pad is bad considering the rest. Looks like it may have been a freeze plug block.
Darel, I am seeing a 3 dip pan, not a 4.
by Kerry
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Not that I care one way or the other but there must be some steel flywheels kicking around, mention of them being supplied by Snyders on the forum back in 2006. 7 pounds lighter and part #T-3269-LW
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: Triple Gear Pins

A re-build that came through my shop some time ago had a simple solution to fix the triple gear loose pin.
They had been replaced with piston wrist pins, what out of I don't know but no reason to mess with it so it went back together with.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: Triple Gear Pins

My question is answered by my own research :D
Suppliers have 2 sizes, Langs list .001" over Ford drawings and Snyders list as .003" over drawing size.
by Kerry
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Who's making or supplying over size pins?
by Kerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Ted is saying to use the 1/8" aluminium piston rings on those cast iron pistons.
by Kerry
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil dippers on rod cap question
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Oil dippers on rod cap question

Don't mess with the rod holes leave them as is. the caps can be drilled a little larger from the out side and chamfer the babbitt with a much larger drill bitt by hand.
by Kerry
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

Mark, I have 5 T's and all are fun to drive as long as you remember you have poor brakes! Tourings, pick-up and the latest a Coupe. Besides the lack of space in the coupe for more than one passenger, they are hot inside on a nice day, a great winter T. As for the term Doctor's Coupe, calling it that...