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by dykker5502
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

Nothing that can destroy a good discussion like documented facts :-)

However - I've seen flywheels with no drilling but which where not balanced to the precision we can do today. One explanation can be that the magnets most likely was not put back in the same order.
by dykker5502
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1710

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Regarding timing: Remember that when running on magneto, the ignition point is NOT set by the timer but by the magnets and coilring. They produce 16 potential sparks per revolution and the timer selects which of the 16 points are actually used. At least it is so for most timers. The ones like the Ed...
by dykker5502
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

FWIW - I do not think Ford balanced the flywheel until relatively late in the era. The first T flywheel I did was a 1927 engine which had some drillings (I have had all the magnets off and not marked them to put them back the same places). The one on the pictures above is from a march 1925 with no d...
by dykker5502
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 43
Views: 1447

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Arrived here in Denmark, Europe yesterday.
by dykker5502
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?

Maybe it's time to make the Danish Model T club a chapter of this club as well.....
I'll read the Manual.

Which made me think - does this club have a set of bylaws? If yes, where do I find them?
Edit: In above manual! :-)
by dykker5502
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

A wheel is a wheel and I have now balanced 3 flywheels in a regular wheel balancing machine with succes. Here is the latest. 2020-08-05 13.15.27.jpg alignment controlled: 2020-08-05 13.44.31.jpg Of course the scale is not correct and you must remember when it says to add 5 grammes you should REMOVE ...
by dykker5502
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Denmark
Merry Christmas from Denmark
by dykker5502
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

MKossor wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:04 pm
An interesting benefit of operating on Magneto is the magneto voltage increases as engine RPM increases so the coil dwell time to fire spark decreases (Advances spark) as the engine RPM increases.
...and I wonder if Henry and Edison was aware of that positive side effect?
by dykker5502
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dimensions of J&B 66 mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Dimensions of J&B 66 mirror

Thank you! Very thorough answer worth waiting for! Now the design team (that's also me) will go in action!
by dykker5502
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

Today’s store brand oil from WalMart, Auto-Zone , the dollar store and etc is a vast improvement from what was available in the 20’s and 30’s. 10w-30 works fine in Texas. 10w-30 is basicly a SAE 10 oil with additives that make it act as a SAE 30 oil at 100 C, so kold it's even thinner than the mono...
by dykker5502
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

Apologies if proof for what SAE quality was intended by Ford back in the the day have been brought here before - given that SAE system for specifying was first established in the early 1930's (as far as I have been able to Google), but I hve just found what I will call a smoking gun! A booklet from ...
by dykker5502
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dimensions of J&B 66 mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Dimensions of J&B 66 mirror

Hi, I'm considering to 3D print a parabolic mirrors for my newly acuired J&B 66 headlamps, but I could use some dimensions of the original glass mirrors. Outer diameter Height of mirror when placed face down on a flat surface. A picture (or drawing) of how the mirror is mounted in the back of the he...
by dykker5502
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

Darin Hull wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Mark, is overcharging the battery a concern with a diode?
Yes. You still have to choose a charging level with the 3rd brush.
by dykker5502
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

Dan McEachern wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:38 am
As long as you never break an axle!
Put modern axles in that they have better resistance towards fatigue.
by dykker5502
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Position of burner

That diagram was nice!

Thank you all.
by dykker5502
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Position of burner

Hi,
I received my headligths from Ross Benedict and they look great.

During assembly of the burner, I am in doubt what is the correct position of the "Y":
2020-10-07 13.18.15.jpg
2020-10-07 13.18.22.jpg
I believe "A" is the right?
by dykker5502
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1922

Re: Hot Air Pipes

Thanks! It hot pipe is also modified for adaption I can see and that was what confused me with the one I have.
by dykker5502
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2816

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Years back, when I had rebuild the engine in my 1922 Fordor it was so tight, that we decided to pull it. We managed to get it up from the basement and on the road and away we drove. Fairly quickly it fired right up, and then I signalled to the driver in the pulling vehicle just to realise that I had...
by dykker5502
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1922

Re: Hot Air Pipes

I have bought a new repro hot air pipe of the 19 - 23 type but I have issues fitting it on the engine.

Can any kind soul with such version mounted on the car? Particular how it fit with the bolt that holds the clamp to hold the manifold.

Thanks in advance!
by dykker5502
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glue or screw?
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: glue or screw?

HalSched wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Do both...Glue and Screw
Not a good idea. The glue will still risk to break the wood as the body is ment to flex with the frame.
by dykker5502
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2326

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

We also used to have various local clubs in Denmark. A nationwide, F.D.M., was formed also in 1909 and it still exist. It did have badges, but today the most sought relique is there radiator ornaments, which came in several sizes for motorcycles over Model Ts to Auburn, Lincolns and Rolls-Royces. FD...
by dykker5502
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?

;-) I tried to search here in this forum, but not in the old ones and found nothing. That lead me to speculate if you where member here. I just shows one have to be very ceareful when using Google or other seach mechanisms. They will go on this car: 2020-06-22 19.51.36.jpg The "66" lamps you see are...
by dykker5502
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?

Thanks guys. I was dealing with him about a pair of "66" headlamps for my 1914 Model T and with shipping and all the pricetag ends up in 900+ USD, so I asume it's OK that I do a little background check. The chat I had gave an impression of Ross that fits what you write above. And Ross, if you see th...
by dykker5502
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Anybody knows Ross Benedict?

A guy called Ross Benedict have had ads in several groups on facebook for restored/rebuild B&J 66 headlamps for for example 1914 Model T.
The price is as it is, but before I deal with this guy I just want to do a sanity check on how he is do deal with - if anybody knows him.

Thanks in advance.
by dykker5502
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2314

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I know many of you see "organisations" as derived from communism :-) but that is exactly why we have FIVA - the international organisations of ancient vehicle clubs. They are not that strong in the US, but in Europe they have a lobbyist running at the ailes of Bruzelles making sure that the EU does ...
by dykker5502
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Browse "sideways" in encyclopedia
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Browse "sideways" in encyclopedia

I am researching how a particular part evolved over the years. Doing that in the encyclopedia browsing through the years means that you have to go back to the menu in order to go to the next year. It would be nice if the top of the page when watchine for example year "1917" have an left arrow with y...
by dykker5502
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford ladies
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Ford ladies

I 2016 I signed 2 of my Ts in to a tour and invited my kids to drive with me. There was just the aber dabei that one of them would have to drive the one of them. Cecilie grap the thrown glove and put 400 km (250 mi.) on her T milage that weekend after a weeks practice each evening up to the tour. VT...
by dykker5502
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 2092

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Steve,
there is a guy here in Denmark that make them, but..... :-)
by dykker5502
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 4766

Re: So why so little interest?

What19.000 for a 1914 is maybe a pricetag that will limit the interest to those really in for an all original.
I paid 22.000 for my 1914 back in november 19 and that is an fairly original but restored 20 years ago I think.
by dykker5502
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 33
Views: 2395

Re: Band Eating transmission

Is the clutch the original steel plates only or a modern? I think modern.
Are you sure the band don't slip when in low?
by dykker5502
Mon May 25, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 2353

Re: Language Packs installed

Hi Chris,

Danish tested and it looks good.

I know there are folks from Sweden as well, but most Scandinavian have no big issues (unless they are over 60 - 70 :-) ) with reading english.

I've announced the initiative in the Danish Model T clubs Facebook group.
by dykker5502
Sat May 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ventilator belt length
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Ventilator belt length

OK - I also put the question up on Facebook and got the reply: Most likely 23" for a 14, but best would be to take a string around the pulleys and meassure.
by dykker5502
Sat May 16, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ventilator belt length
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Ventilator belt length

My ventilator belt broke. Apparently it's not a straight forward task to order a new, as they come in many lengths. What would be a proper length for a 1914 Model T? They come from 23" to 36".
by dykker5502
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: General advice for warmstarting by handcrank
Replies: 4
Views: 736

General advice for warmstarting by handcrank

I've recently bought a 1914 Model T touring, and I have just driven it a little bit (preparing it for MOT so no licenseplates yet). When starting it cold, I turn up the mixture 1/4 turn, pull 2 times with choke, switch on the battery, in which case it actually normally tries a free start (!), and th...
by dykker5502
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: LIVE Webinar Easter Sunday - Beta April 12, 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: LIVE Webinar Easter Sunday

I missed the webinar, but have seen the recording at Youtube! Great idea and surely something that can be used.
by dykker5502
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 3337

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

I missed this, but that is a very good idea eventually to make some webinars as we from abroad may not be able to come to Chickasha nor Hersey evey year to say hello to fellow members of MTFCA.
I'll take a look on the Youtube dump of the session.
by dykker5502
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

I have a question that the early Ford guys or brass guys may know the answer for. I have searched the old forums and I can see that the question have been raised before but never really answered: Why do brass era taillight have this blue/green lens towards left? In UK with RHD the glasses are mirror...
by dykker5502
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 4255

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

Guys, do not underestimate this and do NOT compare with H1N1. Given that most around here is in the danger zone for having to be hospitalized and even in the ICU we should all take our precautions and stop social contact. Stans idea going back to the shop is a good idea :-) It's not that people will...
by dykker5502
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlights with additional bulb question
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: headlights with additional bulb question

In modern times these reflectors are rather atrractive as they allows you to make your headlight more compliant with current regulations.
by dykker5502
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am

Only for you guys in the US. In EU we wait until March 29. Working in a company (IBM) where we do have meeting with collegues in the US, making that work will be a bigger challenge for some weeks.
by dykker5502
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 11991

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Have ordered diverse items for my newly acquired 1914 touring in order to pass inspection. In Denmark we must have flashers and stoplight, so I am preparing to extend the wiring for that. In the meantime, I managed to get the sidelamps fixed with new wigs and fresh kerosene and here is the test: 202...
by dykker5502
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 3716

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

Make sure the bands are actually round so that all the movement goes to press towards the drum, and not make it fit the drum. If not round it will also drag somewhat. I used a roller to make it true round.
by dykker5502
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Re: 12V battery

Now the question was about 12 Volt and Steves setup is for 6 Volt and the lamp is for 6 Volt as well. Have anyone adapted this very simple setup for 12 Volt? The lamp need to be another, but have anyone found which?
by dykker5502
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Homework Assignment for You
Replies: 17
Views: 2867

Re: A Homework Assignment for You

So Master Jelff - I have now uploaded a couple of oictures of my 3 Model T's.

Have I passed?
by dykker5502
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 24
Views: 4189

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Hm - it could look like one should start saving up money for a visit to this years OCF.....
by dykker5502
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob Heyen in AACA Antique Automobile magasine
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Rob Heyen in AACA Antique Automobile magasine

If you are not member of the AACA but knows one who are, now is the time to ask to borrow the latest issue of Antique Automobile club magasine. Rob have written an articly about his red Ford Model K and Model K in general. No big surpises if you have followed his work over the years digging in the a...
by dykker5502
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 11392

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Riveted the driveshaft to the brakedrum for my 1921 Pick-up (with 1926/27 gear) and made it run square. 2020-02-16 17.27.00.jpg Heating the rivets. 2019-12-27 15.04.02.jpg Hammering the rivet.... 2020-02-16 16.11.02.jpg Checking for trueness - we used a "clock" to measure - then the drum was slightl...
by dykker5502
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Reminder
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: 2020 Chickasha Pre War Swap Meet Reminder

I wish I could be there, but I have obligations with an exhibition we have here in Denmark that weekend.
by dykker5502
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Touring Car
Replies: 8
Views: 5859

Re: 1914 Touring Car

DHort wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Are you putting the Fordor out to pasture?
No David! I now have 3 T's and it stay that way for a while.
by dykker5502
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Video of Model B running
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Video of Model B running

Thats some cranking device you've got there! :-)
by dykker5502
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 4425

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Maybe it's my bad eyes, but it looks to me in Steve's video that the pin is loose in the flywheel and is moving with the triple gear when Steve wiggles it. :? That is exactly the issue! The pin is loose in the flywheel. @Steve, it looks like a new flywheel! It may retire for use in a HCCT though. (...
by dykker5502
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: 2020 General Discussion Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: 2020 General Discussion Forum

The old software made issues for the hosting company when the Forum became to big. Hence it's splitting up per year. The current Forum software is one of te mainstream forum software that do not have that issue, so I asume it just continue. That will also make searching and picking up old threads ea...
by dykker5502
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 2567

Re: Babbit thrust washers

Brass is for decorative purposes, bronce are also for bearing purposes.
by dykker5502
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 4428

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

HA! You have just found the danish manufacturer/dealers nameplate! I havn't noticed that before! Løwener_Skilt.jpg No numbers or identification. I've tried to find the logo: W. Løwener_Logo.jpg The figure in the middle is a lion in front of what probably back then was their main product - a lathe. T...
by dykker5502
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances

Nobody else that want to chime in?
by dykker5502
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party

Aiiiii - you really drop salt in the wound that I'm not able to join you since I'm engaged in a major car show in Denmark that weekend.
@Steve, are those pictures from 2010? I was there in 2010 and took pictures (too?):
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by dykker5502
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 4428

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

FWIW - my danish HCCT do not have any numbers or any markings at all, neither brassplates or holes after such.

Frontview:
P2030010.JPG
Detail view of instrument face (all danish text - made by/delivered by HM = Helweg Mikkelsen, a major danish instrument/gauge maker.
2019-10-23 19.21.20.jpg
by dykker5502
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: Chickasha 2020

I would realy love to come back one last time to join the Chickasha swap meet (was there in 2010), but unfortunately we have the major classic carshow in Denmark that weekend.
by dykker5502
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reriveted brake drum - tolerances
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Reriveted brake drum - tolerances

Hi, disassembling my broke transmission I discovered that the rivets in the brakedrum was loose. So I got a friend of mine experienced with both hot and cold rivetting as well as general machining to help me. I'm pretty satisfied with the result... 2019-12-27 17.09.23.jpg (Yes, I know I have work to...
by dykker5502
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: Merry Christmas!

Holyday greetings from Denmark:
Vognparken-Christmas.jpg
Next year I'll have to do a new picture as this little beauty will be added to the flock:
20190920_154339.jpg
by dykker5502
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 6249

Re: Merry Christmas

Glædelig Jul Ford T Taxa.jpg
Greetings from Denmark!
by dykker5502
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose rivets in brakedrum
Replies: 9
Views: 1801

Re: Loose rivets in brakedrum

All, thanks for all the good advice. I have a buddy who are familiar with rivetting - hot and cold and we will obviously go with cold. Oversize rivets are ordered and picked up tomorrow together with new bushings for various shafts. J & M - I do not have access to Magnaflux, but will clean up the dr...
by dykker5502
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oversize triple gear pins?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Oversize triple gear pins?

Thanks Wayne, after I made my post, I googled and found this old thread.
by dykker5502
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oversize triple gear pins?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Oversize triple gear pins?

Hi, my 1921 Pick-ups gearbox have "collapsed" by most likely use of incorrect material for the triple gear bushings, so that it have had severe wear resulting in broken teeth and then total failure when the broken teeth ended up in the mesh. I have obtained another good set of drums and triplegears ...
by dykker5502
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Early starting crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

WTB Early starting crank

Hi, on my 1922 Model T a previous owner have exchanged the original all-steel starting crank with the older one with a nice aluminium handle. It's much better to use for hand cranking, so I want one for my 1921 Model T as well - if I can find one to a decent price. model-t-start-crank-1913.jpg And d...
by dykker5502
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 2689

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

The recommended way, where you first mount the rivets at the upper end and have a bulge at the bottom that you straighten out once the rivets are in place, will ensure that the band sits tight to the band. I can fear you dont get that with the shown method. I also takes my bands through a pair of ro...
by dykker5502
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

Re: Snow anyone????

We expect some snow Saturday.
by dykker5502
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose rivets in brakedrum
Replies: 9
Views: 1801

Loose rivets in brakedrum

Hi, Take a look at this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFvdphz9utc (Im speaking danish, but I say it's bad that the rivets are loose) Can I save this by trying to heat the rivets individually (somehow) and hammer them so when they cool it will be tight again? Or what does one do? (Apar...
by dykker5502
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Transmission band lining question.

That transmission is not a 1912 transmission, but a 1926-1927.
by dykker5502
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 6631

Re: Ford history questions

After the troubles with the Selden patent, Henry Ford saw (others) patents as a way to put roadblocks for his enterprise. Hydrailic brakes was patended in 1922 +/- and lasts 17 year so that is why hydrailic brakes first arrived in 1939. And regarding the trembler coils - why change something that wo...
by dykker5502
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Ford Carburator
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: 1914 Ford Carburator

I will not see the car until Christmas, but I've seen reports that the car runs fine. I have no reasons to doubt that, I just want to learn why someone in the past have swapped the "original" Holley with this.
by dykker5502
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS TOQUET CARBURETOR
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: NOS TOQUET CARBURETOR

Stan, I just bought a 1914 Touring with that type of carburator. Do you have any knowledge of it's qualities? Why was it popular of the day? Ecconomic? Easy starting?
by dykker5502
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Ford Carburator
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: 1914 Ford Toquet Carburator

OK, maybe I should have Googled before I asked :-) https://modeltfordfix.com/forum/viewtop ... t=10#p1571
by dykker5502
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Ford Carburator
Replies: 3
Views: 935

1914 Ford Carburator

Can anyone shed some light on what carburator this is? It is sitting on a 1914 Touring that I have bought :-)
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by dykker5502
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Touring Car
Replies: 8
Views: 5859

Re: 1914 Touring Car - Bought

This is now bound for Denmark - don't ask how I know.....
by dykker5502
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 5867

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Depending on my financial situation, my ability to get cheap tickets and accomodation etc. I might just show up again. I was there in 2010 and loved the event.
Might even try to persuade some of these danish T'ers to join me.
by dykker5502
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is Rob??
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Re: Where is Rob??

He have posted in the new forum, so he's not lost in transition :-) Latest entry October 3rd (as of today)

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=60
by dykker5502
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting today at Hershey 2pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting today at Hershey 2pm

Yeah, maybe. For now I'm considering Chikascha 2020 to say proper good bye. I was there in 2010. It's not just a few cents to go to the US from Denmark, so travels must be planned carefully. :-)
by dykker5502
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: buying model T in the Netherlands

What is "over the top"?
by dykker5502
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting today at Hershey 2pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting today at Hershey 2pm

Susan, please pass my regards from Denmark to the folks. I know that at least 2 from last year is in Hershey now, namely Steve Jelf and Seamus Michael Hnat. I'm not in Hershey this year, though I know at least 20 - 30 danes are wandering around the ailes this year too (several was in Carisle last we...
by dykker5502
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Touring Car
Replies: 8
Views: 5859

Re: 1914 Touring Car

Nice car! No acetylen generator?
by dykker5502
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Rajo 4 valve head
Replies: 25
Views: 4867

Re: FS: Rajo 4 valve head

Do you have any idea what performance the engine have in horsepowers?
by dykker5502
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 2967

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

You have to be careful here! First I can only recommend you US guys to support FIFA, the international organisation for clubs for historic vehicles. In Europe they have managed to be accepted by the EU legislation bodies and we have so far managed reasonable conditions in Europe. In the individual c...
by dykker5502
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 6226

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Hm - maybe OCF is where the US trip should go in 2020? Now it seems all the chaps shows up there these days.....
(Enjoyed meeting folks at Hershey last year at the Forum get together)
by dykker5502
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 4762

Re: Stepping Up and Keeping this Hobby Going

Well, to some extend its the same story as with driving and owning our cars. If you are not inclusive, you may scare those that might be interested in taking over the business over time.
For Model T there is a market of say 150.000 world wide. That should be interesting enough.
by dykker5502
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aftermarket carburators to 1920's Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Aftermarket carburators to 1920's Model T

Of my two model T's, the pick-up truck is the one to experiment with as it does not have much history before 1963, where it was build out of a frontend of a 1919 non-starter touring and a 1921 rolling chassis. On both my T's I have Holley NH carburators and they are generally working OK. However, ev...
by dykker5502
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 14241

Rebuild coilbox

Rebuild the coilbox for my Pick-up with Fun Projects plastic inserts. 2019-08-10 17.26.58.jpg Porcelain tubes cleaned with dishwashing soap and a brush. 2019-08-10 17.26.40.jpg All bolt soldered to the bronze springs. 2019-08-10 17.26.26.jpg Terminals soldered to the leads 2019-08-10 17.35.13.jpg Le...
by dykker5502
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nuts for coilbox
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Nuts for coilbox

I've rebuild my coilbox and now I've found out that along the way I have lost 2 of the nuts used for mounting the cables. You can see they are missing on this picture and which it is:
Spolekasse mgl møtrikker.jpg
What size are they? As it seems you can only buy complete sets at the vendors.
by dykker5502
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

Denmark:
Ford T Klubben, Danmark - http://www.modelt.dk/ - have just had their 40 years aniversary (but it's roots go back to the 1950's)

Sweden:
Svenska T-Ford klubben - http://stfk.se/ - since 1955
by dykker5502
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway
Replies: 45
Views: 7862

Re: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway

The UK manufactured Model T's from 1925 and onwards where 3" lower than the US siblings. That was obtained by geometry in the frontaxle and also in the frame. US adopted some, but not all of these changes in the 26-27 improved Ford. There is a book published by the UK Model T Register that tells the...
by dykker5502
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway
Replies: 45
Views: 7862

Re: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway

Tuckett Brothers in England would be a good starting point for parts. www.modeltford.co.uk I believe " https://www.veterandele.dk " in Denmark may be even better as they are closer (and who knows how cumbersome dealing with UK may be if Brexit? Even though Norway is not in EU they are very closely ...
by dykker5502
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 4582

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

As being in the business, I understand all the grief.

Good job, Jeff!
by dykker5502
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

That the cooling system in Model T is inadequate is rubish in my opinion. I've just bought a brand new Brassworks flattube radiator and had a faily good test of it this friday. Had driven maybe 35 - 40 miles in 25 C so the car was operative hot. Approached the city of Roskilde which gave me 15 minut...
by dykker5502
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel bearings.
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Wheel bearings.

The lower one still has the outer race of the bearing in the hub. Hence the difference.