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by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Milling Block Deck and Head

On a forum on Facebook, someone questioned how much a block can be decked (milled). I offered my two cents and said that a block deck should be milled as little as necessary to remove pits or square up, and that I have been told by a knowledgeable rebuilder that up to .150 or slightly more can be re...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?

Larry wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:43 pm
Hello Terry,
You have a Cable that fits a 30/31 Chevrolet.
If you measure the length I could tell you if it fits other years. I believe the 1930/31 Chevrolet speedometer was an AC as Mark said.
Larry
57"
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Speedo Cable Do I Have?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

What Speedo Cable Do I Have?

1/2' housing. Head end presses into the speedo head (like a early model Stewart 490) and is held by a bracket attached to the head. First photo shows wheel end. Second and third photos show head end.
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by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

.031 was an original Ford factory oversize. The other factory oversize pistons and rings are .0025, .005, and .033. From Ford Service Bulletin Vol.5 No.6 Pg 45 , June 1924
by ModelTWoods
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?

I have a Pitman arm that, if it isn't NOS, it has no wear. It has been painted black, though. It has the pronounced diamond shape to the shank, but it is hard to accurately measure it to compare to the dimensions given in Frank's drawing, above. As best I can measure it, Measurement A from steering...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS headlights and bar
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: FS headlights and bar

Are they complete head lamps, or just the bezel,glass and reflector? If they are complete , are the buckets steel, plated brass or stainless? If they are complete, I would be interested. Tmorsher@icloud.com is my contact info. Jonah, these questions aren't answered and it would help a lot. Glad to ...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?

I have a Pitman arm that, if it isn't NOS, it has no wear. It has been painted black, though. It has the pronounced diamond shape to the shank, but it is hard to accurately measure it to compare to the dimensions given in Frank's drawing, above. As best I can measure it, Measurement A from steering ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Adam wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Get some chickens and keep them in your backyard. The eggs are free.
Adam, I've bought from you before, and you're not in the seller classification I complained about. As for eggs, I live in the city and laws provide anything but dogs and cats, and I have two of them.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Jerry, I, in no way,, meant all Americans are 'greedy'. It only applies to those who wear the shoes. (If the shoe fits, wear it). As I said, most people in the T hobby are honest people, even those that are in the business to provide parts or services for us. You are correct, that if a person owns s...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 718

RANT: AMERICAN GREED

With the problems we have in America with political division and turmoil, we have our hands, more than full. Then comes along the GREED of some Americans. America is a 'free market' economy and I know that the price a seller gets is 'whoever the market will bear', but do some sellers have 'no shame'...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Now better photos. "Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?"
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Does anyone have a recommendation for an air filter?

Air filter or no air filter; with the carb inlet so close to the exhaust pipe, you've probably got no problem with super heated air in the carb.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead

Donnie, I think that you told me that you intended to use a one piece RAJO valve cover, rather than the two valve covers that came with the head because you liked the look of the one piece cover, better. If I'm correct about this, the reason for the two valve covers furnished with the reproduction h...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restoration Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Restoration Supply

Any Forum members living in Califunny, know if a business called Restoration Supply is still in business and is reputable? I haven't ordered from them in decades, but had an old catalog. I texted them or emailed (I don't remember which) about a part. I got a short text back saying they still sold it...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Sounds Wonderfully Radical, Donnie. Sounds like too much for what I had it for and would have put it in, so I'm glad I sold it to someone who had the time and patience to make it work. I think I'll have all I can handle in my 27 coupe with a Prus head, a Stipe .290 cam, a Chaffins high volume intake...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1569

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Allan wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:58 am
You may be correct Terry, but what year was it made? :)

Allan from down under.
Allen, The boxcar was made before the Model T, for sure. :lol:
by ModelTWoods
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

I started collecting bulletins over 45 years ago. They were a little easier to find then. Issue # 1 is a yellow/orange format. All the issues after that had a blue border until 1921 or 22. After that, they were black only. Sometime in 1927 they changed to the Model A format. I think it was a good t...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1569

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Well, even before I saw the last photo which showed the box car from a less severe angle, I could tell you is was a Great Northern R.R. box car.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

I'm with you, John. I don't have any aluminum heads, but if I did, I'd find another way to lift it; maybe with a piece of chain with link holes just big enough to put a head bolt through and attach it to two head bolts on opposite sides of the head.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

What size are they, Terry? The ones for sale online may be smaller. 11" x 8 3/16" The MTFCI Service Bulletin reprints that I have are exactly the same size as the originals (I have some of them). As Larry Smith pointed out, the top and bottom hole in the binder covers and the accompanying inserts, ...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SURE FEED OUTSIDE OILER
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: FS SURE FEED OUTSIDE OILER

Mark, Is this a Ford Faithful, or similar oiler. If it is a F.F. or even similar, I'll take it.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:30 am
What size are they, Terry? The ones for sale online may be smaller.
11" x 8 3/16"
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Terry The engine that I built in the ‘70’s has been totally reliable. No bearing or piston or valve issues! I am AMATEUR machinest with no formal training and the majority of the work I did myself. Yes I am a very skilled mechanical engineer with a long career manufacturing and inventing rotating m...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

Thanks, Steve. If the ones on Amazon are indeed, complete; it looks like I have some copying to do.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

20201228_195356.jpg 20201228_195446.jpg I have two sets of the reprinted Ford Service Bulletins that the MTFCI reprinted at one time. These are on fine quality glossy paper; not on a CD and both have the hard cover binder that came with them. These cover only the years 1919, 1920, 1921, and 1922, o...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

My question is why?? Far from a expert but i think there are several profiles of Model T cams so would it be worth the effort to use a Model A cam?? Bud. :D I had the same question as Bud, but Les' answer that followed, answered Bud's question and mine. To someone with machine shop equipment and ex...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: New pistons

Going to bore my engine for new pistons.It measures .006 over standard will .020 Overs clean up or should I go ahead and get .030 pistons thanks philip It all depends on how bad the bores are now. You say you're .006 over right now, but how much taper and out-of-round are you? Did you measure all u...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Max a T engine can be bored? And other questions

I have a 1926 block, rebuilt by Kevin Prus, that is .060 over that I plan to use. I, also, have a 1927 block that used a vaporizer carb (web not punched out for throttle rod between cylinders 2 and 3) that was rebuilt by Ross Lilliker. The 1927 block, apparently had been used as a stationary engine ...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo electric horn advice requested
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Repo electric horn advice requested

Oldav8tor wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Do you use a horn relay? What size wire are using to feed (+) to the horn?
That's what I was going to suggest; a SIX VOLT HORN RELAY.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STUCK!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1078

Re: STUCK!!!!!

what is a 3 jaw puller? i have soaked it in pb blaster and used a tool identical to what you're showing and still couldn't get it off. A three jaw puller is just like the one with two jaws that Dan posted a photo of, except it has three jaws spaced like a triangle. Works the same way but provides m...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2332

Re: Shipping T parts

I bought a set of new nickle plated T head bolts on EBAY back in Feb-March because they were priced under list. I still haven't seen them! Seller refunded my payment. The last tracking said they passed through Nashua, New Hampshire.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus

WOW, sorry to hear any T owner/member has had to bear the dreaded disease. Sometimes catching it is despite taking all the precautions, but I know others who have followed the "non-science" advice that has been perpetuated for the last 10+ months and even have a family member who says he doesn't tru...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

What happens when she comes unraveled?
by ModelTWoods
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS RADIATOR FILLER NECKS
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: FS RADIATOR FILLER NECKS

Mark, Put my name on the taller one on the left. Terry Woods
by ModelTWoods
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS CHROME HUBCAP SET
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: FS CHROME HUBCAP SET

Put my name on them. Terry Woods
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB or trade Hassler coil
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: WTB or trade

I learn something new on this forum every day. At 73, I had no idea that Hassler made different rate coil springs for different T body styles, and judging from the number of Hasslers and Hassler springs sold here and on EBAY, probably 99.9% of sellers don't know, either. Did the springs on the later...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2299

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

I think all of us would like to see more pictures of it from the top, bottom, and sides; also, how does it compare to a Z or Prus head in performance? Showing pictures and providing these answers would probably spur interest. If you are miles away from the head, I can understand why these things are...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand

Just saw this on t bay, good way to get rich, Bob https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1929-Ford-Model-A-Locking-Junior-Motometer-Radiator-Rad-Cap-CHROME/270657956388?fits=Make%3AFord&epid=0&hash=item3f0478aa24:g:aUUAAOSwhcJWIApO Bob, I honestly think this was a mistake. I see it happen frequently on EBAY...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

Thanks for checking EBAY and posting. I'll check them out. They are what I'm looking for. On close inspection, only one cap seems to be threaded on the outside for a T. The others are threaded internally, like for a 28-29 Model A and others. I'm talking about the unplated caps, as the plating on the...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand

Just saw this on t bay, good way to get rich, Bob https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1929-Ford-Model-A-Locking-Junior-Motometer-Radiator-Rad-Cap-CHROME/270657956388?fits=Make%3AFord&epid=0&hash=item3f0478aa24:g:aUUAAOSwhcJWIApO Bob, I honestly think this was a mistake. I see it happen frequently on EBAY...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

Thanks for posting, Layden.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1326

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I had a full set of Beehives on my 16 touring, I never noticed any negative effects, but I can't say the were positive effects, either. I have a complete set of front Beehives, presently that I intend to sell, plus possibly some odds and ends. I also, have a set of the pancake Hasslers that I plan ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

UPDATE: A check on EBAY, minutes ago, revealed that the seller has marked them "out of stock" so they are no longer available. The seller did tell me that all the ring gear holes lined up with the holes on a T differential. T. Woods
by ModelTWoods
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

I have no connection with this item, except that I have bought from the seller several times. He is selling a custom made spiral cut ring and pinion gear for a Model T, EBAY # 254796507787. He told me that he is selling it for a friend who is in poor health and can't finish it. (apparently his frien...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Information
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Carburetor Information

What can any knowledgeable person tell me about A Zenith updraft carburetor marked with an )$ cast into the body followed by a stamped number and a Zenith updraft carburetor with a casting of S4BF? Also, what were Stromberg MB-1 carbs used on, originally, and finally, has anyone had any experience r...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1326

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I had a full set of Beehives on my 16 touring, I never noticed any negative effects, but I can't say there were positive effects, either. I have a complete set of front Beehives, presently that I intend to sell, plus possibly some odds and ends. I also, have a set of the pancake Hasslers that I plan...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

I had a knowledgeable installer, who does many classic cars, install a Cartouche in my 27 coupe. For him, it was pretty straightforward, but he said that he did have to make a few teeeks or modifications.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block

If I were doing it, I would definitely drill as opposed to using a hammer and chisel. I would cry for days if I send a crack in a direction that wasn't intended.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

Thanks for your pictures and research, Frank. It is obvious that the Hex shaped cap with EARS is an aftermarket 'add-on' cap, as was every cap made for a Model T that isn't the familiar, plain O.E.M. cap that Ford supplied from the factory. All motometers were 'add-ons', too, although I am sure that...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

Bob, I want a cap "with ears" exactly like the one in the link in my post and the picture that Mark Gregush posted below it. To my knowledge, this cap has never been reproduced since the originals were made "in the day". I do not want the modern reproduction "hex" cap without the "ears". I'm trying ...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears
Replies: 8
Views: 542

WTB Nickle or Chrome Hex shaped Radiator Cap with Flat Ears

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WTB nickle or chrome hex shaped base T radiator cap with flat "ears"; not "dog bone". I just need the cap. I do not want, or need, a motometer as I have one. If you've got one for sale, post here.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOTS of T Bucket Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: LOTS of T Bucket Parts

Well, the 'old timer' was right about some of it being T. Not sure about the bucket part, though. I see a 26-27 radiator grill shell and possibly the radiator that came with it. The radiaor may be good for a recore job, but its hard to tell. The radiator shell, if not bent up or cracked, is worth so...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Replacement Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Ford Replacement Pistons

I have also seen.031. Go figure that one. Dan The junkyard replacement block that my Grandfather put in his 1927 coupe, was a 1922 numbered block. When my Dad and I pulled that engine in 1965, we found that only the block was 1922, When Granddad replaced the block, he evidently used the EE crank an...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB cast iron high compression head
Replies: 32
Views: 4569

Re: WTB cast iron high compression head

Great Dennis, I may be sorry that I sold it. Ha. Glad it worked for you.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MODEL T PARTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: MODEL T PARTS

Do you have ruxtels? Jonah, he might, but carefully, reread his post. It says you must take all. No solo sales. Are you wanting to go into the used Model T parts business? Also, Chaffins is the manufacturer of all the new reproduction Ruxtell parts available. Best bet; look for someone advertising ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Crankshaft Belt Pulley

Has anyone ever had their crankshaft belt pulley, powder-coated? Would the powder coating make the pulley so slick, it would be impossible for the belt to grip the pulley? Asking before I send some parts to my powder-coater.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: shipping a head

Whatever you do, don't use any of those foam packing peanuts. They will get shredded and ground up into little pieces and will get into all of the ports and water passages. :) 10-4 on the Styrofoam peanuts. They are great if your shipping glass headlamp lens, but little else, particularly if its he...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1666

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Back in the 1970's, I was out for a after dark drive in my Grandfather's 27 coupe. It had working headlights but when I decided to turn around at the driveway of an abandoned gas station, there were no street lights and headlights were all I had. Because I thought that I had a circular drive to turn...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: shipping a head

Keith, Back in September, if I remember correctly, I shipped a Waukesha-Ricardo head from San Antonio to Michigan. I put it inside a double wall cardboard box (actually one box that fit snugly inside another) with styrofoam packing on all sides. Box weighed some 40+ pounds and I shipped by UPS. If s...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Heat Ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Spark Plug Heat Ranges

Those are not Model T plugs and certainly don't look like Model T plugs. Spend your money on the correct plug - Champion X 1/2" pipe thread. Terry Terry Bond, I am looking for a vintage looking 14 mm plug to use in a Kevin Prus cast iron head. He only made these with the 14 mm size. I cannot use 18...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Heat Ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Spark Plug Heat Ranges

I know this has undoubtedly been discussed before, and I know too hot a plug can cause pre-ignition, and too cold a plug will not self clean, but when using a 14 mm plug in an iron cylinder head, is using too hot or too cold a plug dangerous in a Model T engine? I have a chance to buy some NOS Champ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

Take off the bolts or screws for one of the hinges, they are located inside the rain gutter, and slide that corner of the trunk lid, hinge and all, out towards the back to disengage the other hinge, then the lid will come out. one hinge will come out with the trunk lid, the other hinge will remain ...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

That green...looks very much like the original color. [/size] Probably because it is the original color. :D As for heat resistant paint, I've always used ordinary rattle can Rustoleum, and it's fine. The exhaust manifold gets hot enough to damage ordinary paint, but the engine doesn't. Steve, My Da...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S Texas T Parts Distributor Sold pending payment
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: F-S Texas T Parts Distributor

Bob, That is an early one. The instructions say Performance T Parts which was the late Ralph Reeders' business. Then when he died, some of the business was sold to Ben Hardeman, who opened Texas T Parts.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

What do ya' think about this Olive Green high temperature engine paint? Looks more Olive than the regular Model A Ford green. I just ordered 4 rattle cans of it.
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by ModelTWoods
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

1926-27 Engine Color

In both of the books the late, great Bruce McCalley had a hand in writing, when talking about 1926-27 engine block color, he stated "that the generally accepted "pitch" has been that the engines on the 1926 and 1927 cars were painted green. In our research at the Ford Archives, and after examining a...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

Don, let me know if you get what you want so I don't waste any time looking for the one that I have.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB : 1922-27 (Late Model) Crank Handle
Replies: 1
Views: 268

WTB : 1922-27 (Late Model) Crank Handle

WTB : 1922-27 (late model) crank handle (type with rolled steel sleeve) on 'hand' end. Steel sleeve must not be "frozen" to handle by rust and must turn freely. Will buy handle, only, or with crank ratchet and ratchet pin. Ned not to be restored, but steel sleeve must be free from rustout and not fr...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pyrene fire extinguisher sold
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

Carbon Tetrachloride also produces Phosgene gas when exposed to fire, which is heavier than air & does kill the fire but it is also a deadly poison. In WWI it was known as "Mustard Gas" & intentionally killed 80,000 of our men. As Chris said it has been outlawed. Gee, My Dad was a farmer who had a ...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Valve Guide Chip

Are you referring to the valve guide or the lifter boss ? Thanks to everyone that has given their ideas and opinions. Unfortunately, I had a 72 year old senior moment when posting originally and Steve caused me to catch it. I don't have a chipped valve guide; I have a chipped lifter boss, but some ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Valve Guide Chip

Me, I would catch it next rebuild and not worry. That's just the point. The block is not in use, and is a spare "rebuilder". Are valve guides replaceable? Is it a problem serious enough to address? I can't see where it would affect the alignment or support of the lifter in the guide. If anything, I...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Valve Guide Chip ; Correction : Lifter Boss Chip

I have a 26-27 block that has a chip (not more than a quarter inch deep (as measured from the top of the guide) and not more than one third of the circumference of the top of the guide. Do I need to repair this, or will it affect anything if I just leave it 'as is'? I don't have a picture; next time...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, are you going to drill the main caps to bring oil to the crank? I have a rare set of main caps that were cast or forged for a stock T crank that have a flat boss (where the numbers are cast on your caps) and the flat bosses are drilled and tapped for 1/8" fittings for oil lines.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Les, are you going to drill the main caps to bring oil to the crank? I have a rare set of main caps that were cast or forged for a stock T crank that have a flat boss (where the numbers are cast on your caps) and the flat bosses are drilled and tapped for 1/8" fittings for oil lines.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Removing the small screws that hold the windshield frame together , can be a real BEACH. At least mine were.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: American Vintage Rims

Allan wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:18 am
I guess we are lucky then, to have a local manufacturer.

Allan from own under.
Do they sell, worldwide, or just in Australia? If Ausies are willing to buy parts from the US, maybe its time for Americans to buy from Australia.
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB incomplete set of. O40 over standard piston rings, aluminum pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: WTB incomplete set of. O40 over standard piston rings, aluminum pistons

Dex, I am going to be parting out a 22 block that was rebuilt in the late 1960's. It had .031 os cast iron Ford pistons in it before rebuilding. It was bored to.040 os with new aluminum pistons. The engine was in my grandfather's 27 coupe and probably doesn't have 750 miles on it; 1000 at the most. ...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Gee, Bruce, maybe someone else has had their windshield out more recently; I don't remember. I do know that there are two types of hinges that were used. The early cars, starting in 26, had a one piece piano hinge. Sometime in production, Ford when to an interlocking grooved hinge like some of the M...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Mini rant, T related

I have only ever had two items shipped by USPS to get lost. The latest was a set of nickle plated head bolts that I bought back in March on EBAY for a faction of what the vendors sell them for. The last USPS tracking showed then in Nashua, NH. The seller made inquiries to USPS but appearently, they ...
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 wide 'southern' tread chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 368

1913-14 wide 'southern' tread chassis

F.Y.I., I've been informed by a friend (who has more projects than one could finish in a lifetime) that he has a 13-14 wide tread chassis that he is going to sell. I have no connection to the sale other than mentioning it, here. I plan to visit him, tomorrow and hope to take pictures to post.
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help identifying manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Help identifying manifolds

The manifold on the bottom in photo one is the same manifold as the one on the right in photo two. It looks like it was cast with extra thickness to accommodate threading on the outlet end, The other manifold appears much thinner on the outlet end (or are my eyes playing tricks on me). Weren't some ...
by ModelTWoods
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Zenith model B carb
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: WTB Zenith model B carb

Tom, if you don't want a rebuilt carb, but want a rebuildable core, I've probably got several.
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Direct LED replacement headlight
Replies: 35
Views: 1932

Re: Direct LED replacement headlight

Snyder lists LED replacement headlight bulbs for MODEL A's in their catalog. Are the locating pins the same as a Model T? Would they work?
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1866

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

DO-BRO, I echo everyone's concern that you and your wife were not hurt seriously (or worse). Question: did this experience shake your wife's faith in your driving ability or a Warford or Ruckstell equipped Model T roadworthiness? My wife was in a serious accident before we married and she doesn't tr...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?

I helped my Dad restore his father's 1927 Model T coupe starting in the mid 1960's, so I'm not new to Model T's, but I have never given this question any thought. Does it make any difference whether the D.O.T. number on the tire sidewall is mounted so that it shows on the outside, or should it be hi...
by ModelTWoods
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

Adam, what makes it not a 13? 13's had rounded bottom corners on the doors like this one does. 14's had sharply pointed (90 degree) corners on the doors.
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1789

I'll go one, better; How about the 1950's?

A Model T driver in the 1940's? Ha, that's nothing! How about the early 1950's, and this isn't a second hand story, its part of my family's history. In 1929, my Dad, his two brothers, one sister, and their Mom, moved to the area west of Houston,Texas, but their father and husband, Abram Woods, staye...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

Terry If the cap is loose on an open car '26-'27 the fumes will whaff and be smelled by the passenger. Did happen to me, wife noted the gas smell as we ride with the windshield tilted out on the touring for ventilation. The cap was loose, as I have just dropped it on without threading. Oh. She won'...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HP At A Minimal Cost
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: HP At A Minimal Cost

Save yourself some money, buy a Scat. Then tape a quarter to the counterweights and toss them. That way when someone finds them, he will have a quarter. Also, look for a B manifold. They have a 45 deg bend instead of a 90. Good luck. Dan Dan, the key words in Tim's post were "at a minimum cost". No...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1435

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

My biggest need for a ruckstell stemmed from almost everyone on tour having one. If you get behind someone ruckstell equipped you can spend a lot of time on the low pedal. Don, Andy said it best. Considering the relatively flat terrain where you live, a Ruckstell will keep you from riding your low ...
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

Mark Friemiller is the owner. He's a stand up guy. If you get something from him that doesn't meet your expectations, he doesn't charge a restocking fee as some vendors do. You just pay return shipping or freight.
by ModelTWoods
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

The cap has no bearing on the body style! That cap was introduced sometime in 1924 I believe, and as noted above is pot metal. If you aren't careful, you will break the ears off of it. If you do, there are very good looking reproductions that look the same. This is True, and I totally agree. The po...
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Proctologist needed
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Model T Proctologist needed

Reversing the ring gear has probably been done for more than ONE "Greenhorn" Model T owner and they found out the hard and perhaps, costly, way how that effects a Model T's drivability ! :o :o :D :D
by ModelTWoods
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

When did you last remove it ? Good question! On all 26-27's except fordors, it is not necessary to tighten the cap, any more than snug. Even if it vibrates loose, the tray around the filler would catch it before it fell and was lost. As said above, a gasket should be used under the cap. If the cap ...
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Auctiion Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Auctiion Announcement

Jim, There was a reserveon the motor home and the reserve was not met. this was not an absolute auction. other lots didn't sel either, some for the lack of a single bid.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.

Ignacio, as I emailed you, there are more than one possible blank. The number 1000 Yale blank is just one of several possibilities. Hopefully Josh at lostakey can determine which one that you need from your key cut number.
by ModelTWoods
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Auctiion Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Auctiion Announcement

Proxibid site shows it sold for $6,000.00 .
by ModelTWoods
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: Wanted: Perry Auto Lock PA 129 key.

Ignacicio, The first thing that needs to be done is to thoroughly clean the lock cylinder. From a locksmith's point of view, I don't know whether they would prefer to do it, or whether they would want the owner to do it. They might have a particular way that they prefer. After its clean, a good lock...
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

John and Ken, I can see both of your points, however, if the crank will turn at more than .020-.020, I think a turned crank would sell better, unless the buyer has the knowledge and machine to do it himself.
by ModelTWoods
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Auctiion Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Auctiion Announcement

Tonight, while surfing through an auction site called Proxibid, I came across two online auctions. I have NO connection with these auctions, but someone is going to get a heck of a deal on a T depot hack and a 1996 Gulf Stream Motor Home. The T is advertised as 1917 Huckster, but has three upholster...