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by VowellArt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 59
Views: 1697

Re: What name have you given your T

ThLady.jpg Th Lady, mostly because she's always acted like one and never failed to make it home even after her battery died one night and she quit about a mile from home. I waited for a bit, turned the key and she warm started and drove all the way home where upon when pulling into the garage she p...
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Rich, ahhh that's what that is an oil groove. I thought it was some sort of plating on the bronze bearing...ok, makes more sense than plating a bronze bearing with babbit.

1911-1912HogsHeadAssembly.jpg
Ok, I'll make that look more like a groove than a flash coating, thanks Rich!
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Allan, yes! I sent you a PM with my email address.
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: 1915 Hogshead Assembly

Allan, I thought the Canadians drove on the same side as the USA. Sure, ours are RHD. So you change your Canadian source cars from LHD to RHD? But the Hogshead is completely different from LHD. George, On the 15 I’d say to catch up to Royce if you can. Royce is on Face Book and fairly easy to reach,...
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: 1915 Hogshead Assembly

Allan, but aren't they almost always RHD cars? If so, that would be covered when I draw all the RHD's. ;)
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1914 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: 1913-1914 Hogshead Assembly

Slight oversight....Mag Post P/N.
1913-1914HogsHeadAssembly.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type

Seems pretty simple whatever it is, that one piece on the far right with the broken nub on it is the switch handle. It looks to screw onto the back of that large plate with the 2 prongs and 3 springs on it. That small disk is fits onto the the cylinder (barrel) with the 2 prongs on it, that's the ke...
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 276

1915 Hogshead Assembly

1915HogsHeadAssembly.jpg So far as I know (and I could be wrong), only the 1915 had ribbed pedals, all those preceding them had lettered pedals and all those after 1915 had smooth pedals, so 1915 is sort of an odd man out. Sort of like my early 22, it has some things on it that are unique to early ...
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1914 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: 1913-1914 Hogshead Assembly

Well, turns out that not only those gussets on the 13-14 weren't the only thing that was different from the 11-12's. 11-12 also had a different Clutch Lever Shaft (3402) it was longer and had 2 woodruff key slots in the bottom of the shaft, the Clutch arms were also different in that they were held ...
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Allan, I'm gonna need some good pictures of RHD versions of the Hogshead, got any?
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Allan, that's the way I've got them shown, the round part of the key goes into the bottom of the shaft, the square flat part goes into the hole in the bottom of the arm....just the length of that groove is what I don't know, so I made it so it could be slid on or off from either side of the arm. 191...
by VowellArt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Allan after some research, I found those keys and pictures of the shaft too, they are woodruff keys (3408), 2 of them slotted into the bottom of the shaft (3402) which is longer than the one I had originally drawn too, since it sticks through to the other side of the hogshead housing. The flats of t...
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Allan, you're correct, when I plotted out the location of these screws on the arms, the holes don't come anywhere close to the shaft, sooo, no grooves then. That would mean that this key, is below the pinch bolt under the shaft. It's the only place with enough meat on it to allow for such a thing, u...
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

Allan, you are correct that they are a "pinch bolt" type. What I'm wondering is, do you think that the shaft that the forks are held to is slotted so that the bolt acts like a key to keep the forks in alignment? Because I don't find any mention of any kind of a key on those forks anywhere. And I've ...
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Wood suppliers

Chis, they're a family owned business, sooo, if somebody gets sick, the whole bloody shop gets it too. There is also a really good chance that they're not open just now also because of all this Covid nonsense. But their stuff is really nice, the back tack rail and backrest in my touring were made by...
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1914 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 157

1913-1914 Hogshead Assembly

1913-1914HogsHeadAssembly.jpg
1913-1914, the hogshead housing is slightly different, in that it has corner reinforcing gussets on the 4 corners of the domed part of the housing. Otherwise everything is exactly the same as it was in 1911-1912.
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Wood suppliers

I'd use these folks, they've been in business for well over 50 years now and their stuff fits, whereas some of the parts sold from vendors don't, without a lot of fitting.

http://fordwood.com/
by VowellArt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly
Replies: 16
Views: 476

1911-1912 Hogs Head Assembly

1911-1912HogsHeadAssembly.jpg You'll notice that there is only one pedal on this assembly, because it is the only pedal that is captive to the Hogshead. The other two would be added later when the bands are there to secure them, otherwise they sort of get in the way of trying to seat the Hogshead. ...
by VowellArt
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1827

Re: Timer Collection Photos

GG Gregory....do you have a picture of the other side of this timer?
by VowellArt
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogs Head Questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Hogs Head Questions...

Thanks Jeff, this is exactly what I needed to know, good pictures too. I see what Allan was saying about the adjusters being on the outside for the brake and reverse and the Hi/Lo being on the inside of the Hogshead (just the opposite of the domestic cars).
by VowellArt
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1827

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Stan I appreciate your offer of sending them to me, but what with the way the mail is these days and how very rare these are, I'd feel terrible if something were to go missing or something because we're preparing to move out of state...all I really need are very clear and concise pictures and you've...
by VowellArt
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1827

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Stan, that first one is a very interesting looking timer, do you know how very tempting your photo's are? What's more they're laid out nicely too, so I can see lots of detail...you've given me everything I need to draw these. Rare are they? Damn, I'm just itching to draw this too, lol. That timer, l...
by VowellArt
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogs Head Questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Hogs Head Questions...

Allan What sorts of differences and do you have any pictures of RHD Hogsheads? And do you know if there were ever any early car RHD 2 levers? I've sort of started amidships on these, 1911-1912, 1913-14, 1915 (15 is sort of an oddball), 1916 and 1917-1918...not sure if there is any differences betwee...
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogs Head Questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Hogs Head Questions...

Chris, Oh, jeees I wish I had seen this earlier (I was expecting a call, not a post, sorry).
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: Steaming Radiator

I live in So, Cal, so it doesn't get too bloody cold here...usually, but as I recall the flash point of the soluble oil I'm using is 354ºF and it's pour point is -6ºC, and yes I mix it with water. I've never had any problems with it, cooling or otherwise, my car doesn't ever steam, nor gurgle when d...
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: Steaming Radiator

The only thing I would add, is try soluble oil instead of coolant....coolant is made to reduce heat in pressurized cooling systems (like in modern cars). Nothing on a Model T or TT for that matter is pressurized other than the tires. Soluble Oil is made to reduce heat in non-pressurized cooling syst...
by VowellArt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogs Head Questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Hogs Head Questions...

Dan, Much appreciated, these are great (especially that last one, very clear as to what is going on). By the look of that linkage, it works like the brake lever in later cars, kicking the Hi/Lo pedal into neutral, I noticed it also has another arm on it that works the reverse band but uses a lever i...
by VowellArt
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Susan's retirement day is December 17th !!
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Susan's retirement day is December 17th !!

Congratulations and thanks for all you've done helping to get the San Fernando Chapter back up and running. But then this bloody Covid thingy hit and now we're all sitting round wondering what sort of mischief we can get into with our cars. I've found that it is best if you find something to do quic...
by VowellArt
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogs Head Questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Hogs Head Questions...

Does anybody have any pictures of a completely disassembled Hogs Heads (and I mean the Model T Parts, not some bloody pigs head), that is without pedals and or any of the other parts on or in it? Any and all of them I'd like to have pictures of and what I need is front, right side, rear and undernea...
by VowellArt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

The ball was not brazed to the tube according to Johnny Guitar, but threaded. However the rear flange was though and it is not made out of the tubes material, it is a separate piece brazed or welded onto the tube. The driveshaft on my 22 has those rivets and it also has a braze/weld joint on the tub...
by VowellArt
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Ok, did some checking on friends cars and found what you were talking about...sort of. The rear flange isn't made from the torque tube, it is a forged flange that is welded to the tube and the bead ground flush with torque tube. 26DriveshaftSpoolFlangeEnd.jpg This is George Clipner's 1926 Touring, I...
by VowellArt
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Yeah come to think on it some I think you're right, those flutes were for tightening nuts and lock wire.
ColorCrossSection1922-1927 Driveshaft.jpg
Knew I missed something. ;)
by VowellArt
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 700

***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

Please look this over and let me know if I've missed anything....sometimes even I get lost in itty bitty lines, :lol:.

ColorCrossSection1922-1927 Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

I don't know Steve, I just tired to go through their check out and they tacked on the vat anyway, even after giving them my home address and country...I think they mean to charge that along with shipping. Do you know if they have a stateside distributor?
by VowellArt
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Allan, I just went and looked at those Blockeys on their site, £149.00 ($194.39) sounds fine. but add onto that the bloody vat (Value Added Tax) and it's £178.80 ($233.36)...I suppose if they wear well, that would be worth it. The tires I've got currently are Canadian Goodyear's and been on my car s...
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to make more leg room in a coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: How to make more leg room in a coupe?

You can do what I did in my 22 touring, I took (bound/tied) 2 inches out of the bottom of the back rest springs. This allows your bottom to sit further back making more leg room, yet not making it less comfortable to drive long distances in....worked for me and I'm 6'5". ;)
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Steve, you running Wards Riverside? Been thinking of those also...my Canadian Goodyear's are about shot (only been on the car for 40 years), time to look for a new set of wheel skins. I like the price of the Wards (not so much where they're made though) as opposed to the other prepro brands, I mean ...
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.

Nice find, but wouldn't that screw mess up the threads on that bolt your drilling for the cotter pin? I mean to secure it you'd have to clamp it down quite a bit wouldn't you? Me I don't like cotter pins, I prefer vibration proof nuts...not period, but they work far better than cotter pins do...and ...
by VowellArt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo of where I grew up
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Old photo of where I grew up

I don't know if "Super Mario" was the owner or not, but the sign on the back of the Center Door says it's "In Transit"....sooo, maybe it's being delivered to somebody on that street?
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

I think this may be the what this looks.....

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Slight change to spool and thrust bearing.

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Slight Change to spool and thrust bearing and bushing sleeve.

ColorCrossSection1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, Is this correct Vern? ColorCrossSection1914-1921 Driveshaft.jpg All of those bushings I've seen have that slot in them, I even asked the question of Lang's as to what it was for, the response was "to clear the woodruff key", which is why I'm showing it. Do you know if Ford's original bushing had...
by VowellArt
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Vern, on my drawing you see a space between the back of the gear and the sleeve...that space is actually the woodruff key slot that's in the sleeve, for the sleeve to fit tightly against the back of the pinion gear, that slot has to be there to accommodate the woodruff key. I had assumed that the sl...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Larry, probably so, but I'm rather limited upon what I can use for that research, even so, my work is basically given as "in progress" state. Meaning I will continually change them until I either stumble upon (whether by design or accidentally) the correct representation, so any help anybody can giv...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, did a little checking and it seems I got quite a bit wrong...sooo, how's this one? The thing I'm not sure of is the length of the hardened inner race 2596, in that does it extend past the hyatt bearing to include the thrust bearing or not...seems to me it should, but then I really don't know. Co...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, how about this? The illustration also had to change slightly because of what you said, the flange on the fitting would have to thicker and the woodruff key was too small also. 1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg Came to find out that the flange of the bushing housing of the pinion side was set inside a ...
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, another change, gonna have to make this slight change through all the drawings though, has to do with the woodruff key, I had it a bit too small.

ColorCrossSection1914-1921 Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting TT, ugh....
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: Hard starting TT, ugh....

You running a Kingston L-4? Never hurts to rebuild the carburetor, if for no other reason than to eliminate one problem area, but it sounds to me that there is something definitely wrong if your carb is puffing out vapor all around it (an L-4 doesn't have that many places to "puff" from). And I'm no...
by VowellArt
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Allan I completely forgot about that, not sure what the depth is though...is the correct?

ColorCrossSection1914-1921 Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 9
Views: 531

***1914-1921 Driveshaft Cross Section***

1913 was the last of the 2 piece driveshafts, and in 1914 the ball and radius rod connection are one piece, this allows the bushing to move further forward to between the radius rod mounting lugs. This places the bushings support nearer to the U-Joint. Also worth mentioning is the U-joint pin plugs ...
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 335

***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, NOW is when that hardened sleeve 2596 replaces the hardened step in the driveshaft. This sleeve design continues through 1927.

ColorCrossSection1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Slight change, had to change the lock screw 2586 (a bit too short).

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 6
Views: 370

***1910-1911 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

ColorCrossSection1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg The hardened sleeve 2596 didn't appear until 1911 with the tapered end driveshaft, where the pinion gear is held by a nut and cotter pin, instead of the pin rivet arrangement. The Driveshaft has a hardened end step that the roller bearing 2890 ran o...
by VowellArt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

More corrections as to that rivet I was asking about (still don't have a part number for it, but I now know what it looks like...sort of, lol). 1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg Also notice that the word "Early" has been removed, since this type of pinion arrangement ended late in 1910. 1910-1911-2-Piece-...
by VowellArt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Slight change, the rivet isn't like the normal rivet at the end, it is through the collar on the back of the pinion gear into the shaft.

ColorCrossSection1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Ok, seems to be a few corrections here, first off; Richard, you're correct it is one big rivet, however since I don't really know (nor seen any examples of it) what it looks like, I'm using the generic form of a rivet here. If anybody has any picture of that end with the pinion gear installed please...
by VowellArt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1913

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Anti-Freeze, does diddly squat in non-pressurized engine (like the Model T), since it is designed for exclusive use in pressurized cooling systems, like in modern cars. What it does do (besides being a class 3 pollutant) is keep rust build up down and keep the engines cooling system from freezing in...
by VowellArt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Might be, I don't know myself, but that would be cheaper than a couple of small ones though and Henry always went with cheaper. :lol:

Do you happen to know what this rivet looks like? I can't find any examples of it in any of the books I've got.
by VowellArt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 8
Views: 606

***Early 1909 Driveshaft Cross Section***

Sometimes with illustration you can't see things as clearly as you can in a cross section. This is a 1/4 cross section showing both the outside and the inside of the 1909 driveshaft assembly. I've got a few questions though...on the part 2535, it shows in the Ford parts book as one assembly (bushing...
by VowellArt
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Larry, that's exactly WHY I do post to the forum. My research is limited, you guys know a hell of a lot more than I do, sooooooo, I post here, so you and everyone else can help to make them correct. ;)
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

What size is that thing? And what point sizes are the fonts? I can tell you why it didn't look right with any of the engraving machines....the fonts were hand laid, not computer generated. For them to look like the original, you'd have to do it exactly the way they did it...hand lay it. If you want ...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: ***1914-1921 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Small change

1914-1921.jpg
The reason for this change was because to show the differences between the 1918 and 1919, I'd need to draw a completely new drawing for those small plugs that cover the pin holes for the U-Joint. Just didn't think it was worth it...so I made a notation instead.
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Yes there is two, one is already installed (the top one) because it wouldn't be clear with the ball mounting ring in the way. I suppose I could back the mounting ring off a bit so as to show that plug though...

1922-1927.jpg
How about this?
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: ***1922-1927 Drive Shaft Assembly***

LOL, You're right Allen, there would be no need for that since there isn't a sleeve on this assembly...I forgot to remove it.

1922-1927.jpg
Taken care of.

Thanks!
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Drive Shaft Color Cross Sections***
Replies: 0
Views: 233

***Drive Shaft Color Cross Sections***

Driveshaft-Cross-Section.jpg
Cross Sections of all years for comparison.
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Top Bow Spacing

Not sure of the year, but shouldn't matter if your car is late 22 - 25, this should be correct.
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by VowellArt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2340

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

None of this matter, there are whole clubs of folks driving High Wheeler's, you know true Horseless Carriages and they usually can't even break 25 mph. If some folks think your a moving road hazard....they can go around. ;)
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

Steve, I'll bet, you probably noticed when that chunk of stuff came off your coils that they weren't wrapped with any of this high faluting electronic Mylar tape...for one thing it wasn't around back then and for another, it would've been too expensive to Henry to even think about using. Nope, Ford ...
by VowellArt
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2081

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Mine wasn't on the car, it was on the windshield.... ArtFor18thAmendmentOriginal.jpg Unfortunately, my wife dropped the original glass it was on and it broke. Fortunately it only broke in 3 places so..... ArtFor18thAmendment.jpg I reproduced it. Problem is, I don't agree with the 18th Amendment, it ...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs

I prefer these guys, might be a bit more pricey, but their durability and ease of use (nothing special, you put your switch to dim the lights are dim, put them to bright and the lights are bright), without any modifications to your car. http://www.logolites.com/products/led-headlights/ They can also...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3097

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa, you're correct about Gary, he's not on-line, really, but he does have a tablet I think (a recent purchase I believe), whether he knows how to use it or not, is anybodies guess. Phoning Gary is fruitless, unless you call around 2 pm and then you're more likely to get his machine than him, but t...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909 Early, 1910-1011, 1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assemblies***
Replies: 1
Views: 302

***1909 Early, 1910-1011, 1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assemblies***

Ok, just to get things clear.... 1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg Early 1909 2 piece Drive Shaft with babbit bushing bearings and fixed pinion gear. 1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg 1910-1911 2 piece Drive Shaft still with fixed (riveted) pinion gear, but with Hyatt roller bearing, spool and loose ball b...
by VowellArt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3097

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa, I remember Richard announcing your inquiry, I would've loved meeting up with, but Gary is who Richard assigned. Gary is no slouch when it comes to all things T, he's very knowledgeable and has kept that old 1915 of his he affectionately names "Patina" (fancy word for rust) going and drives it ...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3097

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa I'm a member of the San Fernando Valley Chapter...this Covid nonsense has put a kibosh on things a bit, but we're still here and just last month Gary Hendrickson, Richard Arroyo and myself went and looked at a new fellows 23 Runabout. But, we're still here, you can't expect the founding chapter...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3097

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Steve, that's a Derrick Pang thing, he does that everywhere there is tunnel no matter how long it is, hell, he'll even do an over pass. The only time I mash down on the old hand klaxon is where some bonehead does something stupid in front or to either side of me....then he gets the " belay/shear off...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

Stan...does it have some other designation other than 1909, Kingston 5 ball? Anything different about it other than the air intake?
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3097

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Lisa, You're going to Long Beach? Long drive, did that too myself for a while until I found that the San Fernando Valley Chapter was still in existence (and a hell of a lot closer too). I drive my car out to Long Beach for their Swap Meet. Didn't need the freeway at all, just took Sepulveda Blvd the...
by VowellArt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

And this would be 1910-1911, this is where the change from the babbit bushings to the bearing spool was made (probably really showed up in late 1909, but as we all know that is really 1910's starting date).

1910-1911-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Ok Dan, so this is the Early 1909 Drive Shaft Assembly....

1909-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Ok, was wondering about that....also made some changes to the bearing, seems the one I've got shown is a later style for 22-27. 1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft-1-B.jpg At this time it is supposed to be independent balls and cup that holds them and an outer race (that looks for the world like a hardened...
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Allen do you have a picture of one of these things? I think I know what you're talking about...it's like a relief cut on the flange, right?

1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft-1-A.jpg
Like this?
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

You mean the one I carelessly didn't put a part number on? That holds the ball to the 4th main cup? You could be right, been so long since I've been down and under, but I think on my 22 there is one there, as I recall there are two of them, one inside between the 4th and the engine and one outside b...
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 607

***1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Same goes for this one, you find something amiss here let me know and I'll change it!

1911-1913-2-Piece-Driveshaft.jpg
by VowellArt
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 869

***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Don't know if I've got this right or not, but I thought I'd post it here and see. Maybe you folks could tell me what I've got wrong better with a picture than with my writing, I can get a might verbose (as Steve Jelf can tell you), and pictures cut 1000 words down to maybe these few. :lol: 1909-1910...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Re: Spark & Gas levers

You know those little tab ears that you bend over the shafts? I didn't see any real need for them. When I did mine, they broke and I installed my new Stainless ones anyway, punched swedged the ends a bit and then shove them back in the column housing. They're held in 3 places anyway, so you probably...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3941

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

Let it set in the garage and get dusty. DustyCar2.jpg DustyCar.jpg Actually it is sawdust, from having to replace the bottom board under my kitchen sink, which made sort of a mess in my garage. And my poor car caught the worst of it. If it weren't so bloody hot out there I'd take her out and wash an...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 2129

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Mine had that problem too, but on more places than yours (and because of the problems that led to me taking the damned thing out, I had to fix it too), I just mixed up some potting epoxy and applied liberal coats to the exposed coils. Then then painted them with that spray-on red electric varnish yo...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

Stephen, was this babbit bearing cast into the spool? or were there 2 of them and pressed in for both sides? How was it lubricated (babbit requires lubrication)? Was there a grease cup on top where the locating plug/pin is now, or an oiler? Or did they rely upon the differential juice to splash up a...
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas

I'm sure it's been mentioned here already, but just buy a new one! You'll have a lot less problems with it than you're likely to have repairing that old one. :?
by VowellArt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 547

1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

Ok, silly me I thought that there were only 2 variations of the drive shaft (ha,ha,ha) every time I get to thinking something is going to be breeze, I get pulled up short with a wrinkle....or 2. There is an inside hardened race that is pressed onto the drive shaft for the Roller Bearing that doesn't...
by VowellArt
Tue May 26, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 3084

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Looks like I'm rolling the rear axle out anyway, I'll check everything mentioned here including that bushing you mentioned Mark, thanks! :)

It's like I always say...fun just never quits! ;)
by VowellArt
Mon May 25, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 3084

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

The guy I got the rear axle from told me that it was rebuilt...I never believe that and besides the only real way to make sure things are as they should be is to go through it myself. As it turned out it may have been rebuilt at some point, but it certainly wasn't in 1978 when I got it...it had bab...
by VowellArt
Mon May 25, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 3084

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Ok, my car doesn't make the banging sound when stationary, and also doesn't make the sound when in low either, but as soon as you go to direct drive (hi), the banging starts, as you reach cruising speed it goes away, until you decelerate, then it starts up again. It only makes this sound moving for...