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by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License and registration please.
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: License and registration please.

Most of those cars still have usable parts. Some could have even been driven home. Wonder how the drivers and passengers did? My dad had a T when he was in college and had a collision with a trolley car in Los Angeles. He was not injured, but his parents bought him a new Model A. That A was still in...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Our son's birthday was December 12. We mailed him a card before that date, and he got it last week!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Transmission Drums

Don't turn them. Polish with sandpaper. As long as there are no high places or sharp edges, they shouldn't be a problem. Check also the web inside the drum. Sometimes cracks appear there. The most critical drum is the low drum because it is thin and gets more use than the reverse. The brake drum is ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 28
Views: 963

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

Joshua Tree has strange weather this time of year. Many years ago when our children were young (Oldest is now 61 and youngest 50) we went there in January and camped in a tent. As the sun set, it started getting cold and I filled the coffee pot with water, thinking it would have a crust of ice in th...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?

This is my opinion. You might like it or not. You are building a speedster, which is not a stock Model T, so the steering column doesn't need to look stock either. If your steering column is the length you are going to use in the speedster, and it is otherwise in good working condition, Then just lu...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

The rims and hubs are worth at least $500 if in useable condition. The rear fenders are only used on the roadster, maybe coupe. The front fenders of all 26-27 are the same. Whatever the car costs you, it will be good for spare parts even if you don't get it to running. Or it could be used as a speed...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

Every other coil is wound in the opposite direction, so as the magnets pass you get alternating current. If you turn over the top right coil you will get the top connection in the opposite direction. I think within half a turn would be just fine. You want the ends to come out in the direction you wa...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Modern Ford Heater-Old Advertising
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: The Modern Ford Heater-Old Advertising

If you have a closed car it is always best to have a window cracked when driving, regardless if you have a heater. They are prone to get exhaust and or blow by into the cab.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

It looks like an annurism. :lol: Only way to tell would be to use inside the tire. I don't think it will expand that far when inside. I would install them and let all the air out, then pump up again to correct pressure and do not use them on the road for a few weeks. Then take the car out and slowly...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

Back in the 60's and 70's, we had Model A's for our daily drivers and we made two trips from San Diego to San Francisco and one time a side tour to Yosemite. We also visited family and friends in the Los Angeles area about once a month. Model A's will travel 55 mph all day without a problem and can ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Type Fuel Filter?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Sediment Bulb Type Fuel Filter?

The original sediment bulb has a very fine screen filter inside. That screen should be in good condition or should be replaced with a new one. Any more filters in the system will interfere with gravity fuel flow. This could cause problems when going uphill or on hard pull. The original sediment bulb...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

A base should be neutralized with an acid such as vinegar.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: Lost a tooth!

It appears to me that the last time the transmission was rebuilt, the bushings within the gears were too tight. They bound up and caused a disaster.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2047

Re: Bakersfield 2021

Ha Ha, Try taking home some coils on an airplane. See if you can get past security! Actually, a few years ago we had a visitor from Switzerland visit San Diego. He ordered a rebuilt transmission and had it sent here, then he packed it up and took it by air, back to Switzerland. Must have cost him a ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mounting a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

I hope you have a flap in that tire. If you do, it is not likely the tube is pinched between the tire and the rim. Try letting a bit of air out and put a tire tool under the edge of the tire and flip it into the rim. When you get it flipped on, pump up the tire then let out all the air and pump it a...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: Parking a Model T

I can't get a perfect perspective on your driveway, but it is not nearly as steep as TWrenn driveway. It looks like you have a curve on the way up. I think a winch mounted high enough on the front wall at the right as you look at the picture would work. Not so high it would lift the car as you got i...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2047

Re: Bakersfield 2021

Phoenix would be fine. Might even get more people from areas such as Texas. I have attended Bakersfield for many years and find the two best swap meets on the west coast area were Bakersfield and Long Beach. The last few years there wasn't much I could use at San Diego. I don't know why San Diego co...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: Lost a tooth!

It could very well have been something else in the engine or transmission which got caught in the triple gears, and not the bushings causing the problem. On one of my T's one of the bolts which hold the drive plate to the brake drum came off and went to the sump which got caught by the flywheel and ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: Parking a Model T

Another idea which is the most extreme yet would be to move to a more level area with a garage easy to enter. Or rent a garage somewhere easier to park. Or if you have a place to park a closed trailer you could store it in a trailer. But the day will come when you will have a serious problem and nee...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Those temperatures are about normal. However the true test would be a hard run on a very hot day. It will be a few months before that test can be made. Does the ZEP have any listed neutralizer. Rinsing it out might not be enough to keep down the damage to the brass and copper. If it contains lye, yo...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking brake re-lining
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Parking brake re-lining

Hopefully none of those particles got into your lungs. be careful. The problem with grinding the cams, is that it causes a permanent change. Later lining might be available to fit and the cams have been changed. I would recommend that you buy a new set of cams while they are still available just to ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: Lost a tooth!

Thanks for the picture! I was wondering how someone could lose a tooth and have it end up in the dips! :lol:
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: Parking a Model T

That winch is a good idea. You can use it to pull the car into the garage, either forward or backward. Just hook to the frame or to the spring right where it attaches to the axle. Never attach directly to the axle or you risk bending the axle. The winch will also come in handy if your car doesn't ru...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My early morning drive
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: My early morning drive

Looks like you have it running well. Did you recently make that video? I'm surprised you aren't covered by snow. I thought that here in California was the only place where winter is just like summer except it gets dark earlier! Have fun with your T. Hopefully you will have many years ahead and many ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Wiring Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: 1926 Coupe Wiring Questions

If you are using the coils you should wire exactly as shown on the diagram. If you are using a distributor wire the switch in such a way that the wire which would normally go to the coil box will go to the distributor and if you want to you can connect the magneto wire from the switch to the battery...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: Parking a Model T

The above suggestions such as having more than half tank gas and pulling the parking brake into the neutral position before you ascend the hill. Two very important things new T drivers do which can cause you to go through the back of the garage are 1. Pushing the clutch (low) pedal all the way down,...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs late crankshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Early vs late crankshaft

Most important thing is to get the crank magnafluxed and discard if cracks are found. Next importance is not to lug the engine in high, especially when pulling hills. Higher compression heads or other speed equipment could also be a problem when lugging the engine. Better to shift down or use a Ruck...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T...What for sale out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 913

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

I would suggest you read the book Model T Car which changed the World, and From Here to Obscurity. They have many pictures and examples of the various parts which changed over the years and also lists of the engine numbers and date of manufacture. Save up a lot of money. An early brass car will cost...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs late crankshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Early vs late crankshaft

It has the letters EE forged into the flat surface of the crank.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plate Bracket on 27 Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: License Plate Bracket on 27 Coupe

When the bumpers became an option, the front bumper blocked the view of the front plate when mounted under the radiator. They offered the clamps to mount on the headlight bar so the plate could be located higher in front of the radiator.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo gallary?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Photo gallary?

Thank you.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo gallary?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Photo gallary?

There are questions about how to navigate the photo gallery but I can't even find a photo gallery. I used to like the gallery in the old forum, but can't even find that. The home page has changed so I can't find anything except this new forum. Do we have a gallery showing pictures of the various yea...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: First Model T

The car has a high radiator and a splash apron under it. It also has balloon tires which are all types which came with a 25. I suspect the car is a 25 which has had a 23 engine installed in it. All the engines were interchangeable. Many times an engine was traded in on a rebuilt engine, or maybe nee...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1206

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

The problem with a bendix spring in series with the starter is that it only drops the voltage under load. When you first hit the starter switch, there is very little load until it hits the flywheel. Then the load increases with the resistance of pulling the flywheel around to start the engine. Unfor...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1206

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

The problem with a bendix spring in series with the starter is that it only drops the voltage under load. When you first hit the starter switch, there is very little load until it hits the flywheel. Then the load increases with the resistance of pulling the flywheel around to start the engine. Unfor...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Physically hard to Crank

Each T is different and the carburetors are different. I have 3 T's and they are all different. You can try with 1/8 turn. That way it is less likely to flood. If it needs more, try 1/4 turn and when you find the best spot. Remember it or if you have several T's you might even write a note and put u...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Re: Model T Year and body style?

You could use the date the engine was first installed and call it a custom roadster or a custom speedster. You will have to check with the DMV in your state about body types and whether a Custom Roadster or Speedster is acceptable. I have one 26 touring that is registered as 4 door. That is what the...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel diameter
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: wheel diameter

The earlier tires were measured by the outside diameter/the width of the tire. The Balloon tires were measured by the diameter of the bead on the inside of the tire/the width of the tire. So you will find the rims for the balloon tires are different size from the clincher tires. You can use them if ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

I do not recommend this, but I had an experience about 60 years ago which was quite interesting. I had a 31 Model A Phaeton at the time. I had some goop in the cooling system so I poured in some Laundry detergent and ran it until hot. Then drained. I flushed it with tap water for quite a while with ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Physically hard to Crank

I hesitate to ask but do you suppose you are getting weaker? My suggestion would be to find another club member in your area and try cranking their car and let them crank yours. Compare the difficulty cranking. If yours is much harder to crank, then continue to search for problems in your engine and...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Have you checked the oil in the crankcase? Sometimes a head gasket leak or a crack which allows water into the cylinders can cause an oily goo. If the oil appears to have something like the water has, that might be your case. It can also cause water or steam to come out in the exhaust. Hopefully,it ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Re: Model T Year and body style?

I think that car is made to look like a very early car, however it is either a kit car or assembled from various year parts. The 1915 would not have the brass rods to support the windshield windshield. Looks more like a 1911. However the 11 would have had gas lights. The wheels are also after market...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1206

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

You didn't say whether the magneto worked before you found the problem. If it did, You could pull it down and examine the coil ring and if still good, replace the brass screw and keeper. However, to do the best job would be to remove all magnets and check for cracks and replace any cracked ones with...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

All I can say about the work is this: It might sell for a higher price because it is cleaned up, but the work he has done has destroyed any opportunity to be an "original unrestored" and it is not good enough to call "restored". The inside of the panels can rust and parts between wood and steel will...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

If you use a closed trailer, which would be be better on the car, be sure to measure the height and try to find one tall enough to fit the car. On an open trailer, most likely best to put the car on facing backward. I like the idea of tying the top down. I also find that placing something heavy on t...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Physically hard to Crank

I agree with Steve! This is how I do it. I use 10W30 oil which is a bit thinner in cold weather. When I get ready to start with a cold engine, I first open the fuel mixture valve(rotate counter clockwise about one turn). Put the spark lever up and pull down about 1/4 way on the throttle Then with th...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 818
Views: 106878

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Age 14 rode the bike 20 miles and tried to go off road. Fell off and sprained my ankle, then ditched the bike and hiked two miles down into a canyon and back up. Then rode the bike 20 miles back home. Age 84. walk a half mile and cannot even run faster than a jog. Legs tired out and have to stop to ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

How many times have you been to a swap meet, looking for a part for your car. If you see one and pass it till you have been all the way around, when you get back it has already been sold. However, if you buy it, and you keep on going around, you inevitably find a better one for a lower price! And af...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T spark plug with only T marking 2 pc. spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Model T spark plug with only T marking 2 pc. spark plug

Interesting that they don't specify what brand they are, but look like they would fit a T. However, the connection on top is made for a different type wire, so must have been made for an aftermarket ignition system.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T spark plug with only T marking 2 pc. spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Model T spark plug with only T marking 2 pc. spark plug

Interesting that they don't specify what brand they are, but look like they would fit a T. However, the connection on top is made for a different type wire, so must have been made for an aftermarket ignition system.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: On the job and not

In answer to Wayne Sheldon. That 26 Roadster looks pretty beat up. So it was not a new car by any means. So my answer to the spare tire. It is my understanding that when the balloon tires first came out, they were "extra" That the cars without a starter had the old 30" wheels. Or another explanation...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 34
Views: 6118

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

It would be interesting to see how this fits with the fan and fan belt in place.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting brake drums ready for install
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Getting brake drums ready for install

I agree with Jimin. I would add two things. Use some sandpaper and lightly sand the rusted portion. Just enough to remove the surface rust particles. Also, if you are planning to use auxiliary brakes on which the bands wrap around the drums, Clean all paint off the outside of the surface. The face o...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: On the job and not

In the 9th picture with the two women sitting on the back of a 26 Roadster, my first glimpse was of a man's face staring at them from the tree. He is right toward the right top of the picture. It is actually the leaves of the tree, but sure looks like a face! :lol:
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Man Top Front Flap
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Two Man Top Front Flap

Original said he put the flap on the top side of the bow and let it hand down like the later T's do. Could you explain or show a picture? The top should hang out about 3 inches in front of the windshield. Is your flap in front or in back of the bow?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

No problem to me. A key board is not necessary, except for display, anyway. I have always found reasonable prices for parts and services I have needed, and many will do the work for free because they don't need the money, but enjoy the hobby. Same with parts. Only very rare cars or parts are listed ...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Man Top Front Flap
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Two Man Top Front Flap

The flap goes on the front of the top right above the front of the windshield. It should touch the glass when pulled tight. On the later ones there is a double flap one of which goes above the glass frame and the other in front of it.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

I used thin amphinol for insulators on mine. So far no problems with either of them for at least 20 years. I bought it at an electronics supply store.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Steering Column Attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: 1927 Steering Column Attachment

There should be two shorter bolts at the bottom heads up nuts down. A wood block above the two bolt heads and a longer bolt through the top of the bracket, wood and frame. All three have castle nuts with cotter pins.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

I also took typing in high school. When we first got a computer I had in mind typing out a letter, printing it and mailing it in U.S. mail. I never had any idea of such a thing as e-mail, however, now the telephone has become a source of junk calls and the U.S. mail has become a source of junk mail....
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1370

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

I have never run anything but gasoline in my T's, however, when I was in high school in the 1950's, I had a Model A. In those days diesel was lower price than the lowest octane gasoline, so one day I filled up the A with diesel. My friend and I drove from Los Angeles to San Bernardino and back in it...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal For my 26 Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Brake Pedal For my 26 Touring

It looks like a 26 pedal. You could install a replacement shaft by removing the pin and reusing the pedal. If you leave the original brake band in the transmission, you can even adjust it so the hydraulic brake comes on first as you push the pedal, and then the transmission brake is a backup just in...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Field Coil Tape

You can't really check for short, however, you can check for continuity and for ground. Before you ground the end coil, check for continuity from the coils to the ring. Then check for continuity from one end to the other.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On this date in 1914
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: On this date in 1914

Pretty good for 1914. My first permanent job paid $55 a week which would be $11 per day. That was in 1956.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #3
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: #3

It's amazing to me to see in most of the old pictures how slim the adults were! Nothing like many adults today. They must have gotten a lot more exercise than we do today!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Field Coil Tape

Regardless of what you use, if it works, and continues to work for many years, you have done a good job. It would, however, be very sad and labor intensive to go to all the work to rewind the coils and install the engine in the car, and then have it fail soon or possibly not work at all. Good luck t...
by Norman Kling
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Field Coil Tape

I don't know where you could get it in Alberta, however, in El Cajon Ca. is an electronics store. They had amphinol from which I cut out the backing for the coils and I got the tape. That was about 20 years ago, so I don't know whether they have it now. My neighbor's brother had a boat shop in San D...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheels and rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1428

Re: wheels and rims

Not sure what manufacturer they are, but the first picture, that felloe needs to be scrapped. It should have a small hole for the bolt. Not that slot. So if the others are a matched set, you need to look for one which matches. Otherwise if any two match look for two like them. Since the are de-mount...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear spring pack bracket reach?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Rear spring pack bracket reach?

It looks high on the side toward the picture. Try turning the clamp around 180 degrees and see if it will straighten out. Another problem is that the holes in the frame are pre drilled at that space so pushing on it won't get it to move farther. Try reversing the bottom bracket to the opposite side ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear spring pack bracket reach?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Rear spring pack bracket reach?

It looks high on the side toward the picture. Try turning the clamp around 180 degrees and see if it will straighten out. Another problem is that the holes in the frame are pre drilled at that space so pushing on it won't get it to move farther. Try reversing the bottom bracket to the opposite side ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

I have one of those lights under my dash. It tells me what setting I have on the trailer brakes and also whether they are connected. There is a switch If I am driving slowly, and I move that switch without my foot on the brake, I can feel the trailer pulling trying to stop. If you don't have one, fo...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Magneto troubleshooting help needed

Also, if you are running on a 12 volt battery and the mag output is 8.5 V it could also affect how the coils run at idle. Normally the coils should be set to fire at 1.5 amps. They should all be set the same.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Magneto troubleshooting help needed

It could be any of above. Some other things to check. Does your car run smoother on magneto if you either advance or retard the spark a bit? When you run on battery,the spark will come whenever the commutator roller or brush contacts the point, however on magneto, the current begins to build up when...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1509

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

It is possible that over the years, the car has been jacked up with a jack under the center of the axle. That could bend the tube so the outer end is lower than the axle shaft. Unless this is a rare car, you can very likely find another axle tube to replace it, or carefully bend it back. Another pos...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would this be called garage fresh?
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Would this be called garage fresh?

If you plan to replace the valves, you can get from the vendors a valve with a 2 piece keeper. It is not like the old ones. I think they are Chevy valves, but don't hold me to it. I'm sure someone else knows what kind they are. I just took the engine to a machine shop to rebore the cylinders and do ...
by Norman Kling
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?
Replies: 20
Views: 745

Re: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?

On the one to the left, you can see a small thredded hole below the front motor mount. The one to the right does not have that hole unless it is on the other side from the camera. The correct mount for a 26-27 used that hole for a hole in the front splash apron which is mounted under the radiator. N...
by Norman Kling
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?
Replies: 20
Views: 745

Re: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?

Do you have the leather or rubber pad between the top of the spring and the frame cross member? If not, that would take up some space, but the nuts must be tight and the square head bolt head in the hole in the center of the cross member. If you still need washers, you can use any kind of washers an...
by Norman Kling
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dimensions Of These Ports?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Dimensions Of These Ports?

I have not had to do anything with the bores of the ports. The gaskets actually seal against the flat surface of the block. When doing machine work on the block such as re-boring or milling down the top of the block, you can also take off just enough from the manifold surface of the block to remove ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do the color of these Valves tell me?
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: What do the color of these Valves tell me?

You asked about the color of the valves. They look about right to me. The exhaust valves run hotter than the intake, so most of the carbon will be burnt off the exhaust valves.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

I'm glad it's nearly over and thankful my wife and I and our family are all well. I am hoping that 2021 will be better and that we can resume meetings and tours and shows and parades and have a better time in the future.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1509

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

I don't know the maximum distance recommended before straightening, however, there is a bit of slack in the roller bearings. The main thing to be concerned about is that if there is not enough slack for the axle to find a way to run straight, it would bend a bit with every revolution and eventually ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Augusta Kansas-Old Photo
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Augusta Kansas-Old Photo

In the front left the first car looks like a 26-27. The rear compartment is different but it has a door on the driver's side. If it is a T, the earliest date for the picture would be 1926. I am not completely sure it is a T.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1211

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

When I was young, I bought, sold, and traded many old cars. I wanted a Model T, but my dad thought a Model A would be a better car for a high schooler, so my first car was a 1929 Model A coupe. Next car was a 1935 Ford V8 4door sedan. That car went from one uncle to my grandparents, then to another ...
by Norman Kling
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?

I don't know much about water soluble oil, however, the California tap water will plug your radiator. I use green antifreeze, one gallon and enough bottled "purified" or distilled water to top off. If I need to add, I use the "purified " water. The anti freeze also has rust inhibitor in it. Of cours...
by Norman Kling
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A different mode of transportation
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: A different mode of transportation

The missing link! Some evolved into dogs and others into horses! :lol:
by Norman Kling
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubbing noise???
Replies: 29
Views: 1731

Re: Rubbing noise???

If you have end play in the axle, your scraping could be caused by the thrust washers being worn out. Another thing which will cause a similar problem would be the tapers on the ends of the axles or inside the hubs or a combination of both. That problem is caused by the hub being too close to the se...
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing

I agree with Humble. I would add a couple things. One would be excessive play in the linkage which would allow you to move the lever up or down without moving the timer. Try to get all the slack out. You might need to put a shim around the rod where it goes through the hole in the timer, and/or inst...
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

A word of caution! Be sure to keep the contacts clean and tight. Corrosion is common if it is installed near the battery, or in a place where it will get wet driving during a storm. If it opens while driving, it could cause you to burn up the generator. So keep it clean and good contact. I know this...
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 24
Views: 1509

Re: An old member could use our prayers

My prayers are with you. Please get well soon!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1355

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Ditto! :D
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck fuel shut off valves
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: Stuck fuel shut off valves

The only "Period Correct" valve is the one on the sediment bulb! However, it is much easier to have one under the hood near the carburetor. Not period correct anyway, so use whichever one you like best!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday To Kim Dobbins Who Turns 49 On December 31st !
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Happy Birthday To Kim Dobbins Who Turns 49 On December 31st !

I don't know you, Kim, but wish you a happy birthday.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm surprised!
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: I'm surprised!

About 25 years ago after I had bought my first T, a 26 Roadster, I was looking for a rim spreader for the split rims. I was on the way from San Diego to Tacoma, so all along the way, we stopped at antique stores and looked at their old tools. When we got to Grants Pass Oregon I told the proprietor w...
by Norman Kling
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home page not working?
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Home page not working?

I am using mozilla firefox. It opened for me. Try scrolling down. The page has been changed from previous configuration.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 fuel tank.
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: 24 fuel tank.

That's a good idea, however, I am sad that it is a 26-27 tank, because they haven't been making them new and a good one is hard to find. I would rather see that tank installed in a 26-27.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1696

Re: Driving question

No problem with the length of the posts except one caution! DO NOT READ THIS ON A CELLPHONE WHILE DRIVING!! :o
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1696

Re: Driving question

I would add a couple things to what Jim Patrick posted. One is when you are coming to a stop, push the throttle up and leave in gear until you are slowed down. This will engage the engine compression to slow the car. If you need to stop more quickly, push the low pedal into low gear which will assis...
by Norman Kling
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa makes a delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Santa makes a delivery

That looks like an early one and in very good condition. What year is it? Where does he live? With all those palm trees, I suspect it is somewhere in California.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1696

Re: Driving question

It is best not to use reverse for stopping unless it is a true emergency. The reverse drum is very thin and will crack easily. I guess I was fortunate because both my dad and my two uncles told me about how to drive a Model T when I was a boy. I did not, however, drive one until I was 53. My first c...
by Norman Kling
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: help deciding about holes on cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: help deciding about holes on cross member

There should be no problem with centering the spring and the spring holder. The square bolt at the top of the spring should fit right into the hole in the crossmember. The pad should be thin enough to allow that bolt head to fit into the square hole. The plate bolted to the bottom of the spring has ...