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by tdumas
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1949 Frigidaire
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: 1949 Frigidaire

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by tdumas
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubat's cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Dubat's cranks

The secret of their success was austempering the ductile iron and lots of testing. They are at least as good as the scat cranks, maybe better.
by tdumas
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1949 Frigidaire
Replies: 0
Views: 338

1949 Frigidaire

I need the plastic support for the right hand hydrator tray. I think the left and right are the same. The refrigerator has been in constant use since 1949. It cools and freezes just fine. The only parts replaced are the door gasket and power cord. Anybody have one they using for parts storage or sim...
by tdumas
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1949 Frigidaire
Replies: 4
Views: 506

1949 Frigidaire

I need the plastic support for the right hand hydrator tray. I think the left and right are the same. The refrigerator has been in constant use since 1949. It cools and freezes just fine. The only parts replaced are the door gasket and power cord. Anybody have one they using for parts storage or sim...
by tdumas
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: model t parts for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: model t parts for sale

E MAIL SENT
by tdumas
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: model t parts for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: model t parts for sale

I will take the lamp plugs and sockets.
by tdumas
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whatever Happened to Valspar Project Perfect Paint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Whatever Happened to Valspar Project Perfect Paint ?

Valspar tractor spray paint is available as are other colors.
by tdumas
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: Wood Belt Rail 24 Roadster

I made my own in about 5 pieces. It wasn't as pretty as the store bought one but was just as functional. its hidden by the upholstery so who cares.
by tdumas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

They are pre brass top. I found one beneath the second floor of our farmhouse which was built iabout 1905.
by tdumas
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: Welding on a body

I used a flux core welder with reverse polarity. I used a copper back up strip riveted to hold the patch panel to the original sheet metal. Once done, I removed the copper strip and welded up the rivet holes. It took some grinding and a second pass to get a solid weld.
by tdumas
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Hank,

You had some Chevrolet transmissions for sale that were modified to fit the T driveline. Maybe he could use one.
by tdumas
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need a change on my TT
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: I need a change on my TT

Contact Jeff Cordes. His TT will run 60 mph.
by tdumas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: Interior wood needed.

Advertise in the classifieds that you need the wood plans for a 21 roadster. There’s a good chance someone will have a set that they no longer need or they might loan you a set.
by tdumas
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

You could just use 2 new one eighth compression rings and one new oil ring in the top 3 grooves and reuse the bottom skirt ring. Or buy 2 sets of rings and have 3 new compression rings and a new oil ring on each piston. In any case you should the cylinder walls so your rings will break in correctly....
by tdumas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Trunk Lid
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: 1927 Model T Trunk Lid

Contact Mark Friemiller at Model T Haven.
by tdumas
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Puller Do I Need?
Replies: 21
Views: 1219

Re: What Puller Do I Need?

Your local auto supply May loan you one for free. Our O’Reillys does that.
by tdumas
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Spring Change In Car
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

On a Texas T party a few years back Ross Lilleker replaced the clutch on a club members 1916 touring by removing the radiator and hogs head and sliding the engine forward. I think it took a little more than half a day. if jack stands had been available, it could have been done more easily by removin...
by tdumas
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rim for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Rim for sale

What is the width?
by tdumas
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: BUSINESS FOR SALE
Replies: 20
Views: 2219

Re: BUSINESS FOR SALE

I understand all your used parts were sold to someone in Canada.
Is this correct?
by tdumas
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 2815

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

Google OTC 7402 Universal OusideThread Chaser. You can buy one for about $70.

The manifold I tried to use a file to straighten up the threads was so hard the file wouldn't touch it.
by tdumas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metal channel for the top window rubber on a 1927 coupe door
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Metal channel for the top window rubber on a 1927 coupe door

You could make a channel by using two smal thin aluminum angles.
by tdumas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: remove rear brake drum

You should buy or borrow a hub puller.
by tdumas
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: What Parts Should be Pre-Ordered When Replacing an Axle in a Ruckstell?

You will be 2 hours from Chaffins in Corona. They would have any Ruckstell part you might need.
You should check your axle housings and make sure they are not bent.
by tdumas
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Locomotion...

We rode the Silverton train in 1962. Our tickets were “standing room only”. We sat on the open platform at the end of the coach. These were the best seats on the train as it turned out.
by tdumas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Re: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?

Have you thought of shipping them via Greyhound bus?
by tdumas
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

You could also machine a larger oversized piston to the size you need. I imagine you could acquire a set of oversized cast iron pistons very reasonably.
by tdumas
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn repair
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Horn repair

There is no great demand for magneto horns and you could likely buy a nice one for what it would cost to repair yours.
by tdumas
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 1714

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

What drums did he use? Model T drums don’t have much heat capacity.

One of our club members had Chevrolet drum brakes on his centerdoor sedan.
by tdumas
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1945

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Oops!

Thank you Jeff for all you have done and continue to do.

Ted
by tdumas
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1945

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Chris,

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do.

Ted
by tdumas
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: f/s band lining
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: f/s band lining

Are the Scandinavia linings the originals or are they made by Cantex?
by tdumas
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle question.
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Front axle question.

It’s a dropped front axle which lowers the height of the speedster. The ends of a standard axle are reshaped using heat and a press to make the offset.
by tdumas
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Trade 1926 rebuilt block and used hogshead for 1924
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Trade 1926 rebuilt block and used hogshead for 1924

If it were mine, I would use the later block and transmission. I have a 26 engine and transmission in my 24 touring. I really like the wider brake drum.
by tdumas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Magneto Field Coil

Total Recoil. Google for contact info.
by tdumas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a 4-1 steering gear box in place of 5-1
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

Re: Using a 4-1 sterring gear box in place of 5-1

Ask the forum for dimensions on the slot. Someone will have them. Then get the shaft slot milled as was suggested.
by tdumas
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: universal hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: universal hubcap

You could do the same thing using a brass Model T hubcap and silver braze together with Harris Safety Solv 45.
by tdumas
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: universal hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: universal hubcap

You could do the same thing using a brass Model T hubcap and silver braze together with Harris Safety Solv 45.
by tdumas
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: universal hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: universal hubcap

You could do the same thing using a brass Model T hubcap and silver braze together with Harris Safety Solv 45.
by tdumas
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mobil 28 grease on Timer?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Mobil 28 grease on Timer?

Google Mobil 28 Grease. Exxon will tell you all about it’s properties and applications.
by tdumas
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My stupid electrical question of the day...
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: My stupid electrical question of the day...

The horn is grounded through its mounting. Your problem is an internal short in the horn.

If it was not grounded, it would not short out the magneto like it does.
by tdumas
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

Get some good used Hyatt bearings and save the money for other work on your car.

To me $600 invested in rear axle bearings
would kill my Scotch soul.
by tdumas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1912

Re: Oils

If what you say is correct, then I would use 15-40 Diesel engine oil.
by tdumas
Wed May 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring

Use a good 3 corner file and recut the teeth.
by tdumas
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell
Replies: 24
Views: 2110

Re: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell

The 27 has a real 11 inch emergency brake and if in good condition and properly adjusted will slide the wheels. You don’t need Rocky Mtn brakes. They can be very dangerous if you kill the engine on an incline and it starts rolling backwards. They are self energizing going forward only. This works ag...
by tdumas
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a "roll pin" work as an alignment pin. ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Will a "roll pin" work as an alignment pin. ???

You might try pins made from
1/4 cold rolled steel. They might just fit.
by tdumas
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 3034

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

I suspect these were made by Jerry Hunt.
by tdumas
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2542

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

Check your front axle kingpin threads. You may need to helicoil them,
by tdumas
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Rear Brake Assembly***
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

Re: ***1926-1927 Rear Brake Assembly***

Early 26/27 brake cams had the washer. Later ones did not. The washer was attached to the cam by riveting over the end of the brake cam. It was not a separate loose piece.
by tdumas
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Rear Brake Assembly***
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

Re: ***1926-1927 Rear Brake Assembly***

If they are split rivets, they are installed from the inside.

If the linings are countersunk and semi tubular rivets used, they are installed as shown.
by tdumas
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 Wire Lighting Loom for the 26-27 Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: 8 Wire Lighting Loom for the 26-27 Model T

The March April issue of Model T Times has what you are looking for.
by tdumas
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2542

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

Replace both inner bearings and cups. They are a standard item available from your local auto or bearing supply and relatively inexpensive.
by tdumas
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 touring body wood plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: 1914 touring body wood plans

Look at fordwood.com. Cubel’s has an ecellent diagram.
by tdumas
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 touring body wood plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: 1914 touring body wood plans

Look at Fordwood.com. Cubel’s have an excellent diagram.
by tdumas
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zero Ring and Pinion clearance - HELP!
Replies: 29
Views: 2701

Re: Zero Ring and Pinion clearance - HELP!

Nothing wrong with using the washer you have that’s the right thickness.
by tdumas
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: u-joint loose on driveshaft
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: u-joint loose on driveshaft

Take out the broken pin and let the u-joint float. It will find its running position and no pin to break and come loose . Pinion thrust is always forward. No force is available to push the pinion into the ring gear.
by tdumas
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 2726

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Using the right side for dimensions, make an opposite hand male pattern in oak. Get a piece of 20 gage steel and hammer form your rusted section. Cut the rusted section off the original and weld your new piece in place. A little practice and you will make a part you can use. Get hot rolled or anneal...
by tdumas
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning an aluminum hogshead
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Cleaning an aluminum hogshead

Take it to your local do it yourself car wash and use the pressure hose and soap.You might spray it with Gunk first.
by tdumas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha-South Bldg-Tire Co.Tract/Traler
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Chickasha-South Bldg-Tire Co.Tract/Traler

Wallace Wade has closed his business and retired.
by tdumas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Recommended shops to buy trailer tires
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: FJ - Recommended shops to buy trailer tires

I got mine at Crawford Smith, Greenville, TX.
7:00-15 8 ply Chinese, $59.95 ea installed.
May be higher now with new tariffs.
by tdumas
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bent wire spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Bent wire spokes

Simple, use a hammer and slide hammer, any other tools you find handy. They are not delicate.
by tdumas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Concerned About U-Joint Pin
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: Concerned About U-Joint Pin

I make my own pin with a head on it. Then install it and back it up with a bolt to peen the one end. In my opinion the pin merely holds the u-joint in place when assembled. The thrust is always toward the engine and the pinion is restricted in moving aft by the ring gear. It could be left out and th...
by tdumas
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?

If the plating is good, then Simichrome polish will do a good job, Your playing appears to be blistered. The most economical thing to do would be to get a set of good used ones.
by tdumas
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Rebuilt mag ring for 1919 -27 starter cars.
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: For Sale Rebuilt mag ring for 1919 -27 starter cars.

Looks like a WAlly Szumouski, Total Recoil Ring, that's good news, he was the best.
by tdumas
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HUGE SALE Starting next week
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Re: HUGE SALE Starting next week

Your shop will be missed. I remember visiting with your dad when I would place an order. Hope your health will improve. Thanks for being a great service to our hobby,
by tdumas
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 41
Views: 4048

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

I think it's time for a modern tractor with modern safety features such as if you are off the seat the tractor stops automatically.
by tdumas
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"
Replies: 148
Views: 10108

Re: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"

That wood is too pretty to paint. Please consider stain and polyurethane finish. Trim it with green as others have suggested.
by tdumas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Museum Lineshaft up and running in Vintage Garage Machine Shop!
Replies: 20
Views: 2423

Re: Museum Lineshaft up and running in Vintage Garage Machine Shop!

Usually there is a board by each machine to shift the belt from the driven pulley to an idler pulley so the operator could either power the machine or stop it so the machined part could be placed on the machine or removed from it. I did not see any means to accomplish this and all machines were runn...
by tdumas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked hub repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Cracked hub repair

I have welded a similar crack with my wire welder. I left the bearing race in place when I made the weld. I have not run the hub. I think silver brazing a thin steel sleeve on the outside of the hub would be a good idea.
by tdumas
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 model t coupe seat
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: 1927 model t coupe seat

Try Mike Peterson in Minnesota, he parts out 26/27 cars and Mark Freimiller, Model T Haven in Iola, KS. The 2018 forum should have contact information.
Mark has a website,
by tdumas
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding advice: Is it worth trying to fix?
Replies: 17
Views: 1870

Re: Welding advice: Is it worth trying to fix?

Brazing won't work well on a exhaust manifold. An exhaust manifold can get red hot with the spark retarded.