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by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue

The first thing to check is the length of the parking brake rods. If they are adjusted too long, it will pull the parking brake lever back when you use the low pedal and then when you let it out in high it will do exactly as you describe. If you push the parking brake lever all the way forward it wi...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

With the body off, it should be quite easy. Lay the Gasket on the crankcase and seal it down with ultra black. Let the gasket sealer set up a while to keep the gasket in place. Put the felt seal around the back of the engine. It would be easier with the manifold off. Remove the two bolts at the rear...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Small
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Starting Small

In the picture, it looks brand new! :P
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

Is the engine in or out of the car? Easier if out of the car, but more trouble to remove and replace the engine. What year and model?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: blown head gasket?
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: blown head gasket?

Be sure to check the surfaces of both block and head with a straight edge to be sure it is not warped nor eroded. If everything is smooth, try the head on without a gasket and put the bolts in and see if they bottom out before they contact the head. It is a good idea to run a bottoming tap down the ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Happy Halloween

Who is that? She looks too pretty to be a witch! 8-)
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 26
Views: 764

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

If you find another one the same year as this one, and it is in good condition, it won't look any different than it did before. Is "semental" value worth more than safety? When a tie rod comes off, you can suddenly lose control of the steering. This could cause a head on or a roll over. Fix it right...
by Norman Kling
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Bat or Mag start?

I suspect the reason for the battery terminal on the switch of the early cars is for setting the timing and checking that each coil vibrates in proper order, because you can turn on the battery and slowly crank over the engine and tell exactly where the spark is in relation to the piston position. I...
by Norman Kling
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone tell me about these wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Can someone tell me about these wheels?

They look like wheels for a 1925-1927. They are split rim wheels with balloon tires. They are the standard size. The only thing different I haven't seen is the detachable lugs.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

You''e right. I stand corrected.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

A rod knock usually occurs when you are lightly decelerating such as slowing down from 35 to 30 gradually on level surface. If you decelerate quickly it will usually not knock nor when you accelerate. At a gradual slowdown when the engine is neither pulling nor slowing down on full compression will ...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnets Vs. Slingers
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Magnets Vs. Slingers

It's your choice. If you do not plan to ever use a magneto, the slingers should do just fine for distributing the oil. It will also allow you to run the engine at higher RPM without the danger of slinging a magnet. However, If you carefully inspect the magnets and use new brass screws and set them t...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Color Tour

That is quite beautiful! Here it was very hot last week and this week is cooler. It was 60 outside today and the coldest so far this fall. Here the leaves are either evergreen or they turn brown and the "Santa Ana"wind blows them away in a few days. There are a few trees with colorful leaves, but ag...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

There were several other cars made before the Model T, but were very expensive. I think if Ford had not made the Model T, someone else would have made a low cost car. He just happened to be the first one.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 654

Re: Snow in October in Montana

Wow! :o I have lived in Southern California all my life and only once did we see that much show except in the high mountains. That was January 1949. My teacher the year before, said we were headed for another ice age! I believed her when that happened. Now we changed from an ice age, to global warmi...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter question
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Ammeter question

One other thing I will mention. If you are using an alternator, you would show some charge at idle, but on a T generator, it will not show a charge until your engine is either on a fast idle or driving along.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Bat or Mag start?

If your magneto is in good condition and provides at least 6 volts AC at idle, you can start it on mag. You will need to pull the crank very fast to get up the speed of revolution to produce a peak voltage because the magneto only works when the magnets are moving past the coils. If your magneto is ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

Long underwear. Sweaters, Overcoats, Wool hats. scarves. :lol: The heaters usually were connected to the exhaust manifolds. You needed to be sure to have some ventilation in the car when using a heater, because of possibility of exhaust fumes and carbon monoxide coming in if you have a leak. :o Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Line Leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Fuel Line Leaking

I use a short piece of neoprene hose in place of the felt and have had no problems. It can be used over without replacement. It doesn't show so no one except those of you who read this will know!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Radius rod ball cap
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Front Radius rod ball cvap

The main reason for the spring loaded ball cap is for a ball which is out of round and when it is tight in one position it is loose in another. This keeps it from rattling or binding when tightened up, however if the wear is great it would be better to fill in and re grind the hole, and maybe replac...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Most likely our last tour

I worked on putting on a top on a 20 touring yesterday. It was warm enough to use a short sleeve shirt, but last night put on another blanket and shut the window! Cooling down.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: Most likely our last tour

It is really getting cold! Today it was only about 68! For the last 3 months it has been between 80 and 105 all day. We finally have the AC off! They even predict rain Sunday and Monday! First rain since May. We usually have tours all year around here. I had to put my pajama top on last night and pu...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When was my T made
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: When was my T made

Presuming the engine number is the original one stamped into the block, and the block has not been swapped over the last 95 years, the block was made in July 1925. However, in many cases engines have been swapped or numbers changed, so that might or might not be the date the actual car was assembled...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 848

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

A rebuilt engine usually means the cylinders re-bored, new oversize pistons, new valves and turned or replaced crankshaft and new babbit, new or re-ground camshaft and new timing gears. Usually "overhauled" means new rings valves ground or new valves, adjusted babbit bearings or new babbit if necess...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have I Done?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: What Have I Done?

If the ammeter is correctly connected, the current from the battery to the ignition or to the lamps goes through the ammeter. When the generator is charging, the current goes back through the ammeter to the battery. So if the wiring is connected to the wrong side of the ammeter, it would go directly...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire Question
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Tire Question

Depends on whether or not you want it original. They will work on any T with the proper spoke wheels and split rims which go in sets depending on the manufacturer. Split rims were standard on 25-27. The de-mountable rims with clincher tires on earlier cars or non de-mountable in 30x3 in front and 30...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

For wheel bearings you need something which will stick to the bearings and keep them lubed as you drive along, and will also not be washed away if water happens to enter the hub. For other parts, you can use it, however, a lighter grease will penetrate easier when applied with a grease cup or grease...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 26
Views: 3224

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I have never seen one like that. What kind of car does it fit? Is it for a Model T? Were the cars ever fitted with that type from the factory?
I'm sure others on this forum would also like answers to these and possibly other questions. It is beautiful, but just don't know the use?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

Those three fingers pushed in will release the clutch. If there is a gap then the spring is fully extended and those fingers will not make any difference or might make it slip more. Do you know what kind of clutch disks the car has? The original Ford metal disks last longest, but some of the newer r...
by Norman Kling
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan

I buy 6v group 1 batteries from Auto Zone. They last a long time. I have no experience nor knowledge of Optima. Is the Optima lead acid or some other type? Does the Optima need charging? and if it does, is the standard T 6 volt generator without a voltage regulator satisfactory for charging it? Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spindle Washer Stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Front Spindle Washer Stuck

Have you tried to unscrew the bearing? It might push off the washer. If that doesn't work, try to run something flat like a screwdriver blade under the washer and pry it outward. Do this from several angles as you do it. If you find the tab is out of the groove but in the threads, try to rotate the ...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"

One of my cars (the same one each time) seemed to run down to an empty tank every time it was parked for a long time. I did two things which have helped. One is that I lapped in the valve at the sediment bulb and used some of the special grease you can get from the vendors and a new lead seal at the...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1233

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

I live in California, and we did study history. WWI was "Recent" History, and WWII was "Current Events". It was things such as Spanish American War that we didn't really do much study. There has been so much going on since WW II that there is not enough time to study in great detail the events befor...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Model T Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Unusual Model T Ford

About 25 years ago it became popular for many people to raise their pickup trucks. I thought it was a new idea then! :lol:
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

What Erik said, is especially true if the low cam and notch are worn out. In that case, the pedal does not move far enough to lock the low band unless it is so tight that the low band drags. When everything is adjusted right, you can pull the parking brake into neutral and push the car without the e...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switching Gears
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Switching Gears

That is almost correct. One more thing I will add is depending on whether you are slowing down because you are going uphill or are slowing down, you must slow down to the speed the car would be going when you are between 10 and 15 mph. Then as you push down the low pedal as you pass through the neut...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

Once the neutral engages it should stay in neutral from approximately straight up until the parking brake is engaged. Did you do any adjustment of the parking brake rods? Perhaps they are too tight and the brake engages while the lever is still in neutral. On some cars the neutral is a bit farther b...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

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

I am happy that you and your wife survived without major damage. The picture of the car looks like the top has the worst damage. How does the other side look? It shouldn't be too hard to fix. I would suggest you put on some brakes which work both directions or practice grabbing the parking brake qui...
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

Are you sure that is the engine number? It looks to be attached with pins or nails, perhaps to somewhere on the body? The engine number should be stamped on the block over the water inlet fitting on the left side of the engine. This is not always the original number either, because sometimes the num...
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1009

Re: Another newbie No Start

I was going to refer you to the closest local club to where you live, but unfortunately, the home page has been changed and I don't find the list of local chapters anymore. Maybe someone from your area will come forward with an invitation. It is good to have someone in your area who is familiar with...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 1800

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

I got an e-mail from a cousin in Finland, and she knew I don't speak nor understand their language, so she translated into English. One of the words she used was Y'all. I guess she didn't know we were not all from Texas! Some expressions are regional, and others are time related. We don't hear as ma...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

You will notice that the first cars were called "Horseless Carriages" The first T's didn't even have front doors or windshields. They were very much like a carriage except they had an engine. Later such improvements were added to the car. It wasn't until 1927 that wire wheels became standard. Bumper...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine building considerations
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: Engine building considerations

For what purpose are you going to use the car? You might get a bit more speed and higher revs without the magnets, but you do need slingers to get the oil where you want it unless you use an after market oil pump. If you are making a speedster, maybe that is the way to go, but with a good magneto an...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I can remember from about 1938 forward. I remember seeing many Model T's every day. Some were parked in the business section as people did their shopping. Others I would see going up and down our street every day. In the summer when I slept with the window open I could recognize the sound of engines...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1310

Re: Crank modification????

Doing it yourself rather than asking questions might be just fine on something inexpensive such as altering the crank. However since Henry made so many the same way, it would be presumed that he had determined which way works best. However just as every Model T is not quite the same, so we as people...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1310

Re: Crank modification????

I have read on the forum that some crankshafts do not have the hole for the pin which holds the pulley drilled in the same place. All that I have seen have it in position where number 1 spark comes just after the pulley passes the straight across position with the lever retarded. So if your crank is...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's the difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: What's the difference?

I don't know why the two spindles have different markings, however, if you are working on the front axle and have the spindles off, or even if they are still on the car, you should have the spindle on the right side with threads opposite most bolts or other threaded items. Both spindles should have ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear axle oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: rear axle oil leak

You might try cleaning up the area well, If you can, drain the oil from the axle. Wipe it down with naptha or lacquer thinner and quickly smear the area with black ultra sealer. try to work the sealer into the joint. This sealer is flexible and will help. If that doesn't work, park with a pan undern...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HP At A Minimal Cost
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: HP At A Minimal Cost

If you use a standard crankshaft and you increase the power, you also increase the possibility of joining the 2 piece crankshaft club. If that happens, it will be more expensive than buying a SCAT crankshaft now. You can also get a SCAT crankshaft with a longer stroke and with the proper pistons and...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil drain petcock
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Oil drain petcock

Are you referring to the petcock to check the oil level? I have not seen one for the drain, and would be concerned that you might get it caught on something and loose all your oil. The oil drain is a plug. Some cars have a pipe plug and others have a hex head with a copper ring between the plug and ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

Good point! Remove the radiator!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

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

I'm back. I have a question for Cudaman. Why do you have those straps on the rear axle? Do they go around the spring or the chassis? I haven't seen anything like that before.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

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

If you don't drive in the mountains very much you likely don't need one. However it also depends on what kind of car you have. It is a very heavy car such as a Fordor or Depot hack and if you haul big loads (includes a full load of adult passengers) you might find it easier to shift into Ruckstell t...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

I have removed the engine from my 22 without removing the fire wall. I detach the steering column and slide it into the car as far as I can. Then with the exhaust removed and detach the fuel line and carburetor. Remove the bolts at the crankcase ears and cap from front mount. (I think that's all I d...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

Where is the tank on your tudor? If under the seat, how do you get into the back seat? Two important things about the fuel line are that the line goes up toward the sediment bulb and toward the carburetor. The lowest point is somewhere between the two, but it should be routed down to the lowest poin...
by Norman Kling
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: 1909 Fords

About 15 years ago we had a national tour centered in Riverside Ca. We went in several directions and returned to the same hotel each day. One day we went somewhere in Orange County and on one of the stops we visited a house with an early 1909 parked in the garage. I remember looking at it, but unfo...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greetings from NC
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Greetings from NC

To check to see if it gets fuel to the carburetor, first take a stick like a yardstick, or if you have a stick sold by the parts vendors with the number of gallons printed on it. Put that stick down into the gas tank all the way to the bottom. Note, your gas tank is not stock, so the readings will n...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

I hope you greased and adjusted the front wheel bearings. You very likely did so, but if not, be sure to check them out and grease them before you drive it again. Also be sure to oil the oilers. The T is not like a modern car with sealed bushings which don't get greased. The oil in the T tends to dr...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Still in Minnesota
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Still in Minnesota

Those are great pictures. Reminds me of some places I was during my boyhood. Earliest I remember was from about 1938 and on, so there were some more modern cars, but with the second world war, there were no new ones for a few years, and the new ones for the first three years after they began making ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greetings from NC
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Greetings from NC

It looks good! Unless the fuel system was completely drained, that is the most likely place for a problem. Old gas tends to set up like shellac and will plug the bottom of the tank, the fuel line and the carburetor. If you have a starter and a battery, you will need a new one. I would also recommend...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 704

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

It was much easier in the factory, because those bolts were installed before the body was in place. A box wrench works well unless it is an offset box wrench.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Starting the Model T

Steve just followed my instructions! :lol:
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine dies when lights turned on
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Engine dies when lights turned on

The magneto lights were intended to be wired in series. If you put them in parallel, you draw more from the magneto than it can deliver to both lights and ignition. You either need to wire the lights and use the bulbs as originally wired, or run the lights only from the battery. Depending on how muc...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 704

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

Not hard to install if you do as kmatt suggests. However on an open car earlier than 26 it is hard to do the one on the left because of the starter is in the way and there is no door. You pretty much need to do it from underneath because you cannot turn the head of the bolt while holding the nut fro...
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Starting the Model T

I check first the spark and gas levers. Spark up and gas down about 1/4. I also check to be sure the key is off. Then if the engine is cold, I use the right hand on the crank and the left on the wire to prime the engine. About 3 pulls up. Then I turn on the key. Sometimes I get a free start, if not,...
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter / pedal question
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Starter / pedal question

Could you attach a picture? I am not familiar with the differences between the pedal on a 12 and those of the 19 and later which had a starter from the factory. On those pedals which were made to work with a starter, the link between the pedal and the clutch lever is attached with the rod to the lef...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carb needle adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: carb needle adjustment

Idling rough can be caused by several things. Low compression in one or more cylinders. Dirty timer or coils out of adjustment. If you are running on magneto, try different positions of the spark lever to see if the idle smooths out. If the coils are not perfectly adjusted, one could spark earlier t...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to forum & Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: New to forum & Model T

Welcome. If you have not yet gotten your car home, you should be very careful to measure the height from the ground to the highest point on the top of the car to be sure it will fit through the garage door. It would be a very bad thing to bend your car or break the windshield when you first get it. ...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1308

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

The black ones last much longer. Now, there are white sidewalls. Those have black treads which last longer, but you will spend a lot of time cleaning white tires or white sidewalls. It is my understanding that the original tires were gum rubber and looked about the color of chewing gum. Someone foun...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to make more leg room in a coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 647

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

Depends on what year. If before the 26-27 model, the gas tank is under the seat and you can't move the seat back. If a 26-27 you could do some work on the body to move the seat back, but not easy. It is also possible to remove some padding from the seat back and cushion, or modify the coil springs, ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Fords in the city

Does anyone know what city that is?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!

One thing to be very careful about is when you remove the nut, the band is spring loaded, so as you approach the end of the shaft, the last turn of the nut and the nut and washer will suddenly pop off. That is a very easy time to lose it. so if you tie the ears on the ends of the bands securely toge...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Cotter pins tips

Whether or not, I don't know. But the way I install them is to put the head in the slot of the castle nut facing up and down the bolt. Then I bend one end, up over the end of the bolt. I snip off the other end about 3/8inch sticking out and bend it toward the nut. To remove them, I snip off the head...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Irons Restorable?
Replies: 23
Views: 946

Re: Are These Irons Restorable?

They might be available reproductions for a high price, or maybe find them at a swap meet. I would say at best you might be able to remove the wood and fashion out of sheet metal a part to slide inside and braze in place. You don't want to be driving along in the wind and have the top collapse on yo...
by Norman Kling
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roll bars for my race car hahaha.
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Roll bars for my race car hahaha.

At first I too, thought it was St. Louis, however, it is in Las Vegas. I don't recall it when I have been in Las Vegas. It must be quite new!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An open letter to Jonah D'Avella
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: An open letter to Jonah D'Avella

I agree with the above. There are quite a few parts for a 1926 which are different from the earlier models. So be sure the parts will fit your car before you buy them, however, if you do see something at a swap meet which is in really good condition and you really do need it for your car, be sure to...
by Norman Kling
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s be safe out there.
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Let’s be safe out there.

Pick on someone your own size! This happened in 1925 in Glendale, Ca.
Norm
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by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1343

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Your indoor use only paint might work if you only take the car out occasionally, however, on a car which is parked outside all the time, you need one which will not deteriorate in sunlight.
Jim, your fender looks very good.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I change worn out clutch pedal cam.
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: How do I change worn out clutch pedal cam.

With the clutch pedal, you won't need to do any welding on the pedal. The notch is attached to the end of the shaft inside the hogs head and the cam attached with a bolt inside the hogs head. Replace them both and it is also a good time to replace the shaft because the shaft does tend to get worn wh...
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I change worn out clutch pedal cam.
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: How do I change worn out brake pedal cam.

The hogs head should come off. A new cam which attaches to the hogs head can be obtained from the suppliers. If necessary, the pedal can be built up by removing the pin and taking off the pedal from the shaft and weld in and grind to fit.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Can you see a place on the lining which shows more wear! If not concentric, the spot which is dragging should show more wear than the rest. Another thing to check is the edge of the shoe against the drum. You can usually detect this by finding a wear groove on the inner edge of the drum. This can ha...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 645

Re: Alternative fuel

Many years ago when I was in high school in the 1950's. I filled up a Model A with Diesel and ran it from Los Angeles to San Berdino and back, about 85 miles round trip. It did make a lot of smoke, and it was the only time the crankcase got more oil as I drove along than when I started!. It is a goo...
by Norman Kling
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T

The parts suppliers have aluminum pistons made to fit the T engine. Main difference is the 3 rings are above the wrist pin. They work fine, but need a little more clearance than the cast iron pistons because aluminum expands more than the block. They work fine. I use them in all my Model T.s.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 708

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Since the right light works, it is certain that the frame is grounded to the battery. The points to check would be the inside of the socket in the headlight where the socket for the bulb slides in. The place where the light attaches to the fender. The fender support arm at the end where the light is...
by Norman Kling
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 will not start!
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: My 1910 will not start!

Have you tried pulling the car in high gear? Sometimes A rebuilt engine needs to be pulled for a while before it will start up. If that doesn't do it, I would suspect you have one of 2 things wrong. One would be the timing. Second would be fuel system not getting gas. If you get a pop when you choke...
by Norman Kling
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

I learned something today. I have not before seen an early gear. Good to know that notch is not from wear. I think what Allan posted above is good advice.
by Norman Kling
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 708

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

check your ground. Check the bulb, Push in on the bulb. If it lights, there is poor contact between the socket and bulb. Some times a little solder on the contacts at the back of the bulb will build up the connection and make it work. If all else fails and the dim light works, temporarily switch the...
by Norman Kling
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Shimmy on 1926
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Wheel Shimmy on 1926

If your measurements in Australia are the same as in the U.S.A, then the tire pressure is too low. For a 26 with balloon tires, you should run 32 to 36 PSI. Also the need for the washers indicates the spindle bolts and bushings are worn. The toe in I use would be mark the tires in the center and use...
by Norman Kling
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Removing Steering Column

it would depend on just you hit with the hammer. If you hit the end of the shaft it could damage the thread. If you hit the arm, it might come off without damage. I have had no luck with a hammer in times past, but it comes off with the proper puller. You need a puller with jaws which will fit betwe...
by Norman Kling
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

I think the ring gear is too close to the pinion and the pinion has been pulled forward toward the front of the car. Probably a spacer has been placed between the spool and the rear axle housing. The pinion is scraping something inside the housing and also running a bit tight. Note the wear on the e...
by Norman Kling
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

Just change the oil. Jack up the front end so the oil in the dips can run out and pour a quart of clean oil in. Let the car set overnight or longer with the drain plug out. Then put the plug in and lower the front of the car. Pour about half you oil directly into the transmission and place the scree...
by Norman Kling
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1261

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

Your grease might have molybdnum in it. That is also not very good for the magneto, but if any damage has been done, it is too late. Best thing now is to change the oil and use a different grease from now on. If the magneto continues to work, don't worry about it.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1261

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

It should not creep when in neutral, nor should the engine turn when you push it in neutral on level surface. Since it has stopped creeping, but does respond to your gas lever, I think you have it adjusted right. The pedal shaft should start moving inward about half way down and fully depressed at a...
by Norman Kling
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1261

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

you are on the right track. It takes a lot of grease, and if your grease does NOT contain graphite, it won't hurt if some gets in the oil. The oil will dilute the grease. The grease is needed not only to grease the universal joint, but also the 4th main, and if you have enough grease in the joint, i...
by Norman Kling
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Re: Flying Model T

My first car in the 1950's was a 29 Model A. I drove it to high school. There were many kids who drove Model A's and some Model T's. In those days, the kids wanted to get newer cars like the 40-41 models!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T buckets
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: T buckets

The door would make me believe it was fiberglass. A 23 should have an operational right door. Also the windshield is earlier than a 23. The 23 would have a lower slant windshield. Anyway, I have no problem with that rod. In fact it looks very good. I don't like anyone using a good T body to make a r...
by Norman Kling
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

60w ? With gravity flow, I think that is too viscous. Remember your oil has to run down the small tube from the transmission to the front of the engine to lubricate the engine. You should normally use no higher than 30W If you have a lot of wear and it burns oil, perhaps 40W, but no higher than 40. ...
by Norman Kling
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No Reverse after transport
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: No Reverse after transport

Do you have a Ruckstell or other auxiliary transmission? If so, you could be in neutral. Normally the Ruckstell is either in low or high range, but if the shifter is rough it could have a neutral. Some people purposely grind an extra notch to make a neutral, but I think it is dangerous to do so, bec...
by Norman Kling
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Fuel Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: 13T - Fuel Issues

I would suspect a float issue. Perhaps, some dirt in the needle valve. In fact, if it runs rough with the throttle open past half way, but when you stop the fuel pours out, either of two things could be a problem. If the gas stops pouring out when you turn off the engine, you could be running too ri...
by Norman Kling
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Removing Steering Column

If you only want to remove the column, you remove the 3 bolts which attach the lower bracket to the frame. You also remove the rods to the timer and the carburetor and the bracket under the instrument panel (on a 26-27) and the 4 bolts which attach it to the firewall. You can then pull it up inside ...