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by Kerry
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing a flat on a '16
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Fixing a flat on a '16

Right, also run the tire pressure at 55 to 60 lbs on clincher type tires.
by Kerry
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Down under
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Down under

Dane, opening your photo's gives a little more than a nice T :o :o :o
by Kerry
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1913-1925 Ruckstell Rear Axle Assembly***
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: ***1913-1925 Ruckstell Rear Axle Assembly***

If there is any doubt about anything, just check in the Ford service book, 639, key taper points towards the housing.
by Kerry
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Down under
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Down under

With the covid thing happening, over seas back packers that usually get out back farm jobs haven't been able to, so good working dogs are in demand. a record price for a Kelpie was $35,200.00 AU several weeks ago.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1913-1925 Ruckstell Rear Axle Assembly***
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: ***1913-1925 Ruckstell Rear Axle Assembly***

Larry, Top left corner of the drawings cover your concern on the spool changes.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: from Ford Times
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: from Ford Times

The publisher of the Ford times must have thought the cover needed a bit of a classier T rather than the basic 11. RHD, Front doors, etc.
by Kerry
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Engine Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: 1926 Engine Model T

Clearance needs to be .0015", .002" at the very most. As for tension, I still use the original method. Mains as tight as you can swing on them with long socket bar and rods tight enough so not to strip the threads.
by Kerry
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1913-1925 Ruckstell Rear Axle Assembly***
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: ***1913-1925 Ruckstell Rear Axle Assembly***

Just a curiosity thing, but original Ford parts books list the USA ratio as 3-1/13 to 1 and Canadian as 3 to 1, no mention of teeth numbers.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch then no clutch
Replies: 24
Views: 602

Re: Clutch then no clutch

Joe, you list all of the modern clutch packs as failures, that would only endorse that those T owners/drivers need to be educated on how to drive a T correctly.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 engine replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: 26 engine replacement

Lifter in No 2 spark plug hole give the angle and ease of sliding under the fire wall.
by Kerry
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two pieces crankshaft.
Replies: 16
Views: 1296

Re: Two pieces crankshaft.

Andre.
Sounds like a Volkswagon mechanic was the last one to assemble your engine. The VW engine is the only one I can think of that used a paper gasket on the crank to flywheel.
by Kerry
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main? Did I screw this up
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: 4th Main? Did I screw this up

Think on how far a good transmission can be out of alignment. Drive shaft from the fly wheel is going no where so that leaves 3 bronze bushes to allow for any off alignment, stand the engine on it's noise, slide all the trans together, pan and ball cap. Now lets think on what happens when we lay bac...
by Kerry
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Crank Pulley
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: 1912 Crank Pulley

Parts books show that all are a 3" until 1920. is your query more in regards to that pulley being flat rather than convex?
by Kerry
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26/'27 TT Radiators
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: '26/'27 TT Radiators

1928 Ford Motor Company Parts book offer 5 choices of tube design for 1924/27. From a single row of flat tubes, 3, 4, and 5 round tubes + a 5 row with every second row skipped.
by Kerry
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing shackles and spindles -vs- oiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: Greasing shackles and spindles -vs- oiling

I think the question would be, how many cars, truck etc used grease or oilers at that time and what was fazed out to have a preferred lube. I've been twisting spanners for well over 50 years and when it came to servicing, it wasn't with an oil can other than the T's. We all know how tight Henry was ...
by Kerry
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on clutch retainer wear
Replies: 11
Views: 478

Re: Advice on clutch retainer wear

2 ways I've seen over the years are, built up with a bit of brazing and another was a washer made to fit.
by Kerry
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1:1 timber plans?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: 1:1 timber plans?

Shawn, is your T a USA import? as far as I know they are mostly steel, wood frame seat and a wood frame on the top. The top measurements for the top frame can be found with a google search of the MTFCA.
by Kerry
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of the 1916 coupelet I just bought.
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: Photos of the 1916 coupelet I just bought.

If a 16 and a original, then a real early one to have a tapered front spring. 15 is looking good :mrgreen:
by Kerry
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing shackles and spindles -vs- oiling
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: Greasing shackles and spindles -vs- oiling

One of my T's was converted to grease all round more than 25 years ago that I know of, a very high mileage out back trips and tours. Can't fault any spindle or shackle as yet :D
If I can't be stuffed to run around with an oil can first thing on any of the others, it's the T I jump in and go.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how stiff is too stiff?
Replies: 39
Views: 1688

Re: how stiff is too stiff?

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The second rod photo you posted is an original Ford, just file a 45 degree angle about 1/8" deep on cap and rod is more than enough, also file the thrust sides of the babbitt as well at the parting line.
by Kerry
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how stiff is too stiff?
Replies: 39
Views: 1688

Re: how stiff is too stiff?

Some finer points are required on splash bearings for proper lubrication. That #4 can be recovered to a good serviceable bearing. The problem was and is that at the parting lines of the cap to rod, had no oil swipes cut, relying on just the dipper is still not enough oil to lube. Clean it up with 32...
by Kerry
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting core plugs, freeze plugs or welch plugs in situ
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Fitting core plugs, freeze plugs or welch plugs in situ

Yes, can be done with out removing the manifolds.
Might be a bit hard to find a Nickel at your end of the world so stick with the brass expansion plugs. :D
by Kerry
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball cap measurement
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Ball cap measurement

I'm assuming you are referring to the part of the tail shaft that the uni sides on, then all 4 edges of the flats are rounded off the full length of the square shaft. Why do you need to measure it with a mic? If you are talking about the shaft off the drive plate to get a measurement for the ball ca...
by Kerry
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how stiff is too stiff?
Replies: 39
Views: 1688

Re: how stiff is too stiff?

Yes James, that's what you would be looking for, about an 1/8" hole 1/2 way on the boss.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how stiff is too stiff?
Replies: 39
Views: 1688

Re: how stiff is too stiff?

Some have suggested to check wrist pins, I see you say a re-build some 20 years ago. A big problem with pistons back then was there was no oil holes drilled to lube the wrist pin by some piston manufactures and a big problem as you are having now back then.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It doesn't get more Canadian than this
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: It doesn't get more Canadian than this

Mmmm '"Ice" + Irish Whisky :D
by Kerry
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Cam bearings

David, yes could easily be, although a cam knock is annoying, it dosen't really do any damage.
by Kerry
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Cam bearings

As John has posted, the front bearing sets the float of the cam shaft, any more than 4 to 5 thou the cam can knock. Another thing that must be a firm slide fit is the bearing into the block. I like using the late cams on rebuilds as they have a wider front lobe so I use a earlier bearing by keeping ...
by Kerry
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Tudor #2931273
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Model T Tudor #2931273

I don't believe Ford ever called them a "Centerdoor" any period advertisment, encyclopedia or Ford times called it a Sedan or Five passenger Sedan until 1924, then the Tudor.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Engine Oil

As a engine builder at my end of the world, I can tell you now I don't set babbitt to have 1/2 thou clearance to warrant 5-20w oil. I bought a new Malibu in 2016 for my wife, service book recommends 5-20w. If you wont to hear a timing chain rattle like a machine gun in a new car on a cold start, use...
by Kerry
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Engine Oil

It seems when this topic comes up that weather conditions are a big consideration, not for the engine but the clutch pack. A thicker oil makes it drag and hard to turn over for starting. At my end of the world this is not a issue and for what the engine design is, a 15/40 is good on a fresh re-build...
by Kerry
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat spring size
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Seat spring size

I'm sure to get an answer for you question, one would need to know year and body style.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Felloe Wheel Disassembly
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Wood Felloe Wheel Disassembly

Big hammer.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: help dating a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: help dating a coupe

I think you can sneak in the last few mths of 23 as well when changed to the door opening at the rear.
by Kerry
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My dream Model T is safely home.
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: My dream Model T is safely home.

A dream car indeed and who wouldn't love to own one, but just a curiosity thing, they are not the rarest 1916 T. The Sedan was build in just about 1/2 the number of Couplets, even less than Town cars for 1916. Do or have the Sedans brought a high price as the Couplete or Town car?
by Kerry
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 7034

Re: Feeling stupid - hard starting

Charlie. makes no difference, fit the cam gear 180 around or the cam 180 around, only way to be 180 out is with the timer on the early cam having the hole going right through.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How bad is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: How bad is this?

Your last photo shows it all, it's an after market part, a distributor has been fitted to your engine, now will need some photo's of the other side to see if period one or a modern one.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PLEASE ...I need some advice with an Electrical problem
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: PLEASE ...I need some advice with an Electrical problem

Do not run the engine with the wire off the cut out, that will burn out you generator, you need to earth the generator to stop it from producing power.
by Kerry
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 7034

Re: Feeling stupid

Try 1-1/2 turns on the needle, that's the usual starting spot, may even need a little more, every T seem do differ a little.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot rear drum....
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Hot rear drum....

Go with your thinking, a shim will move the hub from the seal cap.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Ground
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Battery Ground

That would be right Darel but Larry's NOS model A earth strap would have bigger positive post clamp for + earth.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? re: helicoil and 4th main
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: ? re: helicoil and 4th main

Usually if you cut about 30% off a nut to fit against the pan side and a longer bolt, will make a satisfactory repair.
by Kerry
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair/Maintenance Books
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Repair/Maintenance Books

Henry Ford.
by Kerry
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve seat problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: Valve seat problem

Geees Scott, what are you using for lapping paste that you can widen and lower the seats!! :o
by Kerry
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Ground
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Battery Ground

Any engine that has rubber engine mounts would be direct earth strapped, several times over many years have seen a failed earth and a melted choke cable or throttle linkage trying to compensate.
by Kerry
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rogue Magnet
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Rogue Magnet

Wouldn't even try it in the car, even if you manage to break up the field coil enough to remove in pieces you still have the oil pipe to contend with, trying not to damage it and re-bolting etc.
by Kerry
Sun May 30, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Replies: 32
Views: 6313

Re: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting

Danny, the quickest way to trash the plates with bad driving habits is not backing the throttle off between low to high change.
by Kerry
Sat May 29, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Replies: 32
Views: 6313

Re: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting

I agree 100% with speedytinc, I've lost count on how many modern clutch packs I've fitted on rebuilds, instruct on how to respect them and never had to replace again. If one can destroy a part that comes out of 150/300+ Hp trans with a 20Hp engine then it's poorly set up or bad driver habits.
by Kerry
Fri May 28, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken cam gear
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: Broken cam gear

Never seen or heard of it happening at my end of the world :D
by Kerry
Tue May 25, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why internal band adjustments?
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Why internal band adjustments?

I'm thinking that Chris has it pretty right but is rotational jamming an issue, unless high speed may play in as a factor?, the brake drum rotates both ways in a forward or reverse of the car and the band works fine either way. Well at lowish speeds anyway :? I'm sure not going to roll down hill bac...
by Kerry
Sun May 23, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t and ethanol
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: Model t and ethanol

Norm. I'll take that with a grain of salt, "Back in the day" "It was pure gasoline" I believe the octane was half of today's and still contained Kerosene and some oil as well. It was even used back in the day for pressure fuel cooking stoves. Asian countries still do use gasoline for stoves but many...
by Kerry
Thu May 20, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 touring #714 postcard
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: 1909 touring #714 postcard

It looks to be running 3-1/2" front tires ?
by Kerry
Thu May 20, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Box Info?
Replies: 15
Views: 1108

Re: Battery Box Info?

Allan, it seems that parts books differ some from the Ford battery manual, parts book break down to the battery positive and negative plates and cell jar.
Excuse the photo quality as my scanner has died.
Part No for the wood case is 5176 and rubber one 5176B
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by Kerry
Wed May 19, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front end wandering
Replies: 33
Views: 1301

Re: Front end wandering

Another thing that could play a part would be the rear shackles, they need to be good as well, also check that the rear spring U bolts are tight too.
by Kerry
Tue May 18, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Touring running board braces
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: 1913 Touring running board braces

1921 for the stamped ones.
by Kerry
Mon May 17, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Touring running board braces
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: 1913 Touring running board braces

Don't know what's the story on your 15 having 3 each side but not how it would have left the factory, the 13 would be the same as 15, 2 each side.
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by Kerry
Thu May 13, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can't shift into high
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: Can't shift into high

And this would be the type of cup Jason's T has.
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by Kerry
Thu May 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can't shift into high
Replies: 19
Views: 1254

Re: Can't shift into high

Checked several in the shop, a mix, some are a rotate of about an inch to lock and some as Allan describes. The photo looks to be correct in being able to see half the circle of the end of the pin.
by Kerry
Wed May 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why plug the hole?
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Why plug the hole?

Les, was Henry really spending the money? buying the carbies in at a set contract price would make no difference to him if plugged or not.
by Kerry
Sun May 09, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insert Bearings.
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Insert Bearings.

Big dollar project. Any T builder can re-build but it's more of doing your home work on how the re-build will work out for what parts can be still bought.
by Kerry
Sat May 08, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this where the fuze goes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

Re: Is this where the fuze goes?

Robert, that could be true but only one way in spelling the word to mean "a circuit breaker"
by Kerry
Fri May 07, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this where the fuze goes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

Re: Is this where the fuze goes?

Fuze? :o unless you are going to blow up your T, I would use a fuse. :D :D
by Kerry
Fri May 07, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how is this tool used
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: how is this tool used

It's part of a cylinder boring bar tooling, shown in 1926 service Bulletin on how to set up and use.
by Kerry
Mon May 03, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: help with valve clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: help with valve clearance

Still got the original 2 piece valves?
by Kerry
Mon May 03, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: babbit thrust washers
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Re: babbit thrust washers

Well I would assume because a bronze thrust washer was never available as a part listed until the short period of 1915, then it would be babbitt. Then the demand for brass for the war effort made short work of keeping it. Car builders were just lucky to get enough to build radiators with brass by th...
by Kerry
Sun May 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: babbit thrust washers
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Re: babbit thrust washers

From the start, parts books list the 2528 thrust washer as babbitt, By Feb 1915 listed as Bronze then in 1916 changed to listed as metal. Which I'm sure is the mix of crap like pot metal that is mostly found that falls apart over time.
by Kerry
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mystery connecting rod identity
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: mystery connecting identity

Now I'm not saying it is, (because I've never seen one) but before the part # 3024 rod from 1909 on, was a rod that parts book shows as having no clamp but a bush and wrist pin with a hole at one end + a screw and cotter pin for the piston. Also on that rod was a dipper cap, can't see that on yours ...
by Kerry
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was there any part unchanged during manufacturing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1600

Re: Was there any part unchanged during manufacturing?

John, it depends on what part of the world one lives, at my end, the diff gear set is called crown wheel and pinion.
by Kerry
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was there any part unchanged during manufacturing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1600

Re: Was there any part unchanged during manufacturing?

A few parts in the dive line come to mind, uni joint, 40 tooth crown wheel and the hyatt bearings. I think the 2 piece valves ran the same for all production.
by Kerry
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Date this engine for me.
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: Date this engine for me.

Must have found the engine for it, steel firewall and pressed running board brackets, 1920's
by Kerry
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Date this engine for me.
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: Date this engine for me.

Mark, by engine number, yes and making it the earliest block I've seen as yet with made in Canada on it.
by Kerry
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Date this engine for me.
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: Date this engine for me.

Another example of Canada making blocks before the first thought dating of 1919.
by Kerry
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: X’ing rods?
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: X’ing rods?

Dan, that rod doesn't seem to be a popular idea at that time, no mention of it in service Bulletins for 1926/7 or available as a spare part even into the 1930's parts books. Maybe a bit like the tin piston :cry:
by Kerry
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transport for an engine block
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Transport for an engine block

Allan, make sure your mate knows the condition of the block before committing, freeze cracks are a big problem.
by Kerry
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: X’ing rods?
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: X’ing rods?

Did Ford ever cut X grooves in rods was your question. Yes he did, the first of Ts had x'd rods and a built in dipper in the rod cap, part No's 487 and 488. Finding a high failure changed to non X'd and no dipper rod No 3024 in 1909' The why is Hydrodynamic oil pressure that works correctly on a bea...
by Kerry
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metric on a Model T?
Replies: 24
Views: 1069

Re: Metric on a Model T?

Australia went metric some 50 years ago No 15mm spanners was not a common size for us, although it would fit 1/4 whitworth. the most common one was 14mm which would fit 9/16" SAE and the 13mm would fit 1/2" SAE.
by Kerry
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metric on a Model T?
Replies: 24
Views: 1069

Re: Metric on a Model T?

Dick, now your confusing the USA forum readers, metric would be bad enough, but Whitworth! Oh my!! :o
by Kerry
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving/ carb adjusting on hills
Replies: 21
Views: 1128

Re: Driving/ carb adjusting on hills

It must be a down under thing for a T to run sweet with out farting with the mixture, like Allan, 5 x T's NH's set and forget, plugs clean and no carbon issues.
by Kerry
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help, fuel loss.
Replies: 34
Views: 1630

Re: Need help, fuel loss.

More HP more fuel.
by Kerry
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another whatzit with a prize !
Replies: 21
Views: 1681

Re: Another whatzit with a prize !

Rob, I've re-done 1903 A rod babbit, had inquiries to do another.
by Kerry
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bearing clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: bearing clearance

You get high spots in babbitt boring regardless of what type of boring bar/machine used, it's just the nature of the stuff. combined with the crank grind high/lows, never yet not had to scrape high spots. 50 years of engine re-building, trade school and a father who new his stuff. Time saver replace...
by Kerry
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For your Easter viewing pleasure
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: For your Easter viewing pleasure

Keith, I can make out that the first word on the tanks say Ford, and later than 1917, can see starter motors.
by Kerry
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Model T Coupe Body
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Canadian Model T Coupe Body

You can see that it has the improved block in it but an earlier hogs head.

Small drum diff?
by Kerry
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Model T Coupe Body
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Canadian Model T Coupe Body

Depending on the 3rd number, being hard to read, if 0 then March 1927, if a 9 then April 1927.
by Kerry
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Crankshaft Gear

They are a tight fit, I do mine in a press but a large puller should work as well, to fit the new one, use and hammer on a length of water pipe. Be sure to support the back of No 1 main when doing so.
by Kerry
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pouring cam bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 1405

Re: Pouring cam bearings?

John, the first T I ever bought turn out to have the bearings shimmed, It ran fine for about 15 years and then flogged the brass shim out. I thought the engine had done a big end it knocked that bad, Would I do it myself on a re-build, the answer is no, I keep a selection of bearings to make sure I ...
by Kerry
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pouring cam bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 1405

Re: Pouring cam bearings?

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by Kerry
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pouring cam bearings?
Replies: 23
Views: 1405

Re: Pouring cam bearings?

Dan, I have a cam that is well under size bearing grind and new bearings are machined bearing bronze, I've done this on a couple of Honda OHC' bikes that had sized as well and they pull 5 times the revs of a stock T.
by Kerry
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has Martin Vowell done any RHD drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Has Martin Vowell done any RHD drawings

Go to the home page and open research then drawings and you will find some of his RHD drawings.
by Kerry
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E-timer on a 1912
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: E-timer on a 1912

How are you keeping oil out of the E timer on a 12 cam gear cover?
by Kerry
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a problem?
Replies: 20
Views: 1382

Re: Is this a problem?

It is an early spool on later housings, they don't marry together to give a correct lash on the pinion, find the right one and rebuild the rear end, the bolts are Ok as that is what is used on the later open spool.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage BMW motorcycle at Chickasha
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Vintage BMW motorcycle at Chickasha

1938 R75 BMW had the sidecar with a driving wheel, later, I think it was the Zundapp that copied the R75 and was about 70% the same parts.
The Ural was a copy of the 1940 R71 BMW.
by Kerry
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft repair???
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Crankshaft repair???

Trying to take out the float end play of the worn thrust babbit in the 3rd bearing cap.
it would be easy enough to turn it off in a lathe and then have it crack tested, myself I wouldn't use it, a lot of heat has gone into that shaft to make brazing stick.
by Kerry
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is good compression?
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: What is good compression?

I reckon that the engine would be getting pretty sad in the mid to low 30's psi.
by Kerry
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions about Canadian made Model T's.
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Questions about Canadian made Model T's.

1, the company was organized in Aug 1904, first car Feb 1905, first T was 1909 x 458 T's
2, about the same time as USA?
3, yes
4, ?
5, yes
6, In T's, left and right front doors.
by Kerry
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease Cup hitting
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Grease Cup hitting

It's a easy fix, that greaser is not model T, the right one angles up to the cup thread from the screw in fitting, making the cup thread about 3/8" higher so the cup will hit or bottom out on the flange fully screwed down.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruxtell Advice Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: Ruxtell Advice Requested

I'd be offering a price that would allow for a full rebuild in your budget.
by Kerry
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T hitch question
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: Model T hitch question

What I can tell you is I've had to weld and weld gussets on two 26/27 spare wheel carriers that have broken off just by the weight of it's spare wheel. I wouldn't put any faith in one as a hitch with out reinforcing from the spring mount and up.