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by Norman Kling
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hand brake lever hitting oil pan
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: hand brake lever hitting oil pan

Great news. Glad you found the problem and it was easy to fix.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hand brake lever hitting oil pan
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: hand brake lever hitting oil pan

Great news. Glad you found the problem and it was easy to fix.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hand brake lever hitting oil pan
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: hand brake lever hitting oil pan

If you are using a 26 engine and hogs head, the rear of the crankcase should not be bent downward because of the two bolts at the top ears of the hogs head. However, sometimes the frame sags in the area near the crankcase ears which would lower the back of the engine. This same problem will alter th...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 36
Views: 1096

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

I don't know how this happened, but I will try again to post the 26 Roadster the day I bought it. Sorry, I am not in that picture. That was in the fall of 1989. The Touring was purchased in 1994.
Norm
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by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 36
Views: 1096

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

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I might have the picture of the 26 Roadster the day I bought it, or I might have two pictures of the 26 Touring the day I bought it followed by another picture of me fitting the parts together.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Emergency Brakes

Try this. Remove the clevis pins and push the hand lever all the way forward. Then adjust the clevis so that you can install the pin without bending the rod. The lever on the backing plate should be back as far as you can put it. The pin should fit without bending the rod. Do this to both sides. You...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

I have a 26 Roadster in which I installed an engine and transmission which was rebuilt by Lee Pierce. He rebuilt it about 1994 and I bought it at a swap meet. It has wood bands and I have been on many week long tours including a "Canyonlands Tour" which lasted a week and in which we drove from Kanab...
by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

That's good to know and your post can also help others who might have the same problem. Be careful you don't get injured. This is not a good time to have a hospital visit! Hope you and your family will remain free of this terrible disease and we can resume our club activities.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

I can't even imagine going out in that mud dressed like that! He should have worn overalls and packed the suit in a suitcase to change when he reached his destination. He might need to get out get help from a horse!
by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake manifold leak
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Intake manifold leak

Several possibilities: 1. The bolt is bottomed out before crushing the gasket. Try removing the bolt and then remove the keeper and thread the bolt back in and measure the distance from the block to the head of the block. Or if you have studs, the nut might bottom out before crushing the gasket. Put...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

I agree with Scott. it applies to all windshields. We were working on a 1920 and put in new glass in the windshield. The owner wanted to put it down so we could drive into the garage. Unfortunately he pulled on one corner and broke the glass! Brand new! I am sorry it happened, but am sure glad it wa...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

I agree with Scott. it applies to all windshields. We were working on a 1920 and put in new glass in the windshield. The owner wanted to put it down so we could drive into the garage. Unfortunately he pulled on one corner and broke the glass! Brand new! I am sorry it happened, but am sure glad it wa...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Model t handbrake

This is why it is always good to have two people in the T when parking on a hill. The driver pulls on the hand brake and keeps his foot on the foot brake. The passenger then places the chock in front or in rear of the rear wheel. Then if you can find a rock also place it on the other side. Likewise ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 42
Views: 5568

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

The pictures of the radiator cap blowing off reminds me of one of my best friends when I was a teen. He liked to go up a steep hill on a hot day and then take off the cap to watch the water shoot up. Well he did that on the day before his wedding and it got him in the face, so he had a scalded face ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 42
Views: 5568

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

The pictures of the radiator cap blowing off reminds me of one of my best friends when I was a teen. He liked to go up a steep hill on a hot day and then take off the cap to watch the water shoot up. Well he did that on the day before his wedding and it got him in the face, so he had a scalded face ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

If your timing gear pin holes are built in the correct position, it wouldn't make any difference if it were installed 180 degrees off because the crankshaft turns two complete turns for every one torn of the cam shaft. If you are using adjustable lifters and you adjust them on the heel of the cam, t...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Painted Parts Storage

I'm not sure about wrapping them but agree with what George says. Also, I hope you sealed the back side of the parts. Rust can come from inside as well as outside. Especially in damp or humid conditions. Many years ago I lived about 30 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and had some bare Model A pa...
by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

One way to get an idea as to whether the axle tubes are bent would be to remove the wheels and outer bearings. If the axles are centered in the sleeves, your tube is quite straight. If they are not centered, it would indicate which side or both are bent.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Headlight problems

Battery lights are in parallel, but magneto lights are in series. So it looks like the problem is in the wire or the socket on that side of the car. Your picture looks like the wire is out of the socket. If it were in the switch, neither light would burn.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 license plate clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: 26-27 license plate clamps

The placement of the holes on the plate should not be a problem. The correct way to place the brackets is to put the bolt to the top of the bar and bolt the plate on the front, not between the clamps. So it should work fine if you place it this way.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: Gas life span

If it runs, fine, if not, the damage might have already occurred. My experience is that the fuel gets like varnish and clogs up the carburetor and the fuel line. So if the fuel is too old it won't run. Also, it might help to put in some fresh gas to dilute the existing gas, but if it will not run, t...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

I'm glad you found the cause. Sad that you will need to do some work to fix it, however, it is much better to find it now than to ruin the engine because of it.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Inner Axle bearings

I don't do mine, however, I don't think it would hurt anything. The gear oil will soon dilute the grease anyway, and since those bearings do not support the weight of the rear of the car but only a bit of weight from the differential, most of the wear is from rotation of the axle. I don't think it i...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

One other thing which I have thought of since my last post: The possibility the spring has either sagged or is too tall? The length of the wheel base changes as the spring is compressed. When the spring is sitting tall, the rear wheels are closer to the fenders, but as the spring is compressed, it g...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: camshaft gear wear

The wear in the teeth, would probably not be so noticeable in the running, however the front to back movement would affect the timer. You need to replace the bearings, especially the front bearing on the camshaft. That might eliminate the slop in the gears, but if it does not, then replace at least ...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Change Information
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Oil Change Information

To add my 2 cents worth, which might be refuted by someone, but to me is common sense. In an engine which has been rebuilt, I would use 10W30 detergent oil of any brand. The reason for multigrade oil is that the oil tends to be thinner when the engine is cold and will begin to flow into tight spaces...
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5588

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I think we got our computer about 2003. I remember being on the forum after I first found out about it. I remember some of the names of the people mentioned above. As far as I can remember Chris was administrator. He has done a very good job.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ran When Parked"
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: "Ran When Parked"

About 1953 or so a house burnt down in our town. There were parked in the yard a 24 Star and a 22 Dodge. The man who had lived there said a friend of mine and I could have them if we hauled them away. The titles to both cars were burnt with the house. Well, I liked the Dodge Roadster and my friend l...
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ran When Parked"
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: "Ran When Parked"

Then, why was it parked?
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

I wonder if it was hit by a train? Note how near the tracks are. If it crossed in front of the train, it might have flown apart. Maybe the driver jumped out? The parts were dragged off the tracks and left by the side of the road.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need carburetor help
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: need carburetor help

If you disconnect the fuel line from the carburetor, will the fuel flow through the line? If not, the clog could be in the outlet to the gas tank, the sediment bowl or the fuel line and not the carburetor. If fuel flows through the line when disconnected from the carburetor, the problem is in the ca...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my MotoMeter normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Is my MotoMeter normal?

You can't completely rely on a motometer to give you the temperature of the engine, however if it will go up when in a pan of water but does not rise while you drive the car, especially during the summertime, something is wrong with your cooling system. It is not good for the engine to run cold all ...
by Norman Kling
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you seal the pan inspection cover
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: How do you seal the pan inspection cover

I just buy a few extra gaskets when I need them and have them handy if I need to remove the cover. I smear ultra black on both metal surfaces and let it set up for a few minutes. Then I start two bolts to hold the cover in place temporarily. I smear ultra black on the threads and around the heads of...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

It would be interesting if others on the forum who have an 09 could measure the wheelbase and the length of the driveshaft to see if it might have possibly been shortened in later production? A question for Tony, did you check whether your frame was level and straight while the body was off? Is it p...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1502

Re: model t tire rims

I looked at your name and find that you are in Las Vegas. There is a large club in that area and you might find someone in the club who has some spare parts and would be willing to sell you a better wheel.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1502

Re: model t tire rims

You need to replace the rim. If you leave it alone, it will cut into the tire, and if you grind it you risk having the tire fall off while driving. It is unsafe. You need to find a swap meet where they have Model T parts and look for a better one. New ones are available, but are very high priced. Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

The original starters for the Model T's were made to use 6 volt battery. So if you use 12 volts for the battery and alternator, you should have the starter wound for 12 volts. If you use a 6 volt starter with a 12 volt battery you risk damaging the bendix and possibly even bend the starter shaft. So...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good news for Russ Potter
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Good news for Russ Potter

That's a very good report.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: New Day Timer Brush

I have a New Day which I took off the car because the brush was worn out. It went to one side as it wore out. I think that retarded it a bit. However, as with every timer change out, you need to re-set the timing after you work on it..
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Numbers-matching 26 Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Numbers-matching 26 Touring

There were many after market blocks made by Ford. These came with no engine number on them and the owner could stamp the original number on the block. Another thing would be to grind off the original number from a block and stamp the vin on the side of the block. Same goes for the number stamped on ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screen Drool .. This is what I've been doing.
Replies: 21
Views: 1600

Re: Screen Drool .. This is what I've been doing.

It would be interesting if someone would try out those carburetors and make a good evaluation of the good and bad features of each and how they affect the operation of the T.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am

I didn't lose any sleep! at my age, I go to sleep at 10:00 PM and get up when I wake up. Haven't used an alarm clock for 12 years. I always wake up aching so don't need one.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

I'm very glad to read about this! Chaffin's is a very good company, and I have been very satisfied with their products. Although I do not need T parts very often, they have usually had what I have looked for. Especially happy that they will still be a source of Ruckstell parts. I understand why Glen...
by Norman Kling
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need carburetor help
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: need carburetor help

How high is the level of gas in the tank? If you have a T before 1926 the tank is under the front seat and if the level gets too low the gas does not get to the carburetor. If you choke it until gas runs out, you are flooding the engine and it won't start until it sets about 10 minutes or more. Anot...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2866

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

From the picture, I appears the frame rail might be crooked between the rear engine mounts and the rear axle. Could be the spring perch on one side is back farther than on the other side.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2866

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

After talking to you on the phone this morning, I thought of something very simple which could be the cause of the problem. Maybe it is the spring perches in the rear axle. Try loosening them up and with the axle in place maybe it will go right into the transmission. Then after it is in position, ti...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Healthcare in 1943
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Healthcare in 1943

Maybe that is the reason the birthrate in the U.S. has dropped! We have 5 children and when the first two were born, we did not have medical insurance and the rate was about $250 for pre-natal care and delivery. The hospital was also about $250 which came to a total of $500. Later we got medical ins...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: 1937 Horch

I had never heard of a Horch. Where was it made? Where would you find spare or replacement parts? It is a beautiful car.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Little Presidential Trivia
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: A Little Presidential Trivia

When I was born Franklin Roosevelt was president and when I was in 4th grade he died. I thought he had always been president and was surprised when Harry Truman became president. Until Ike was elected, I thought a Republican meant the person running against the sitting president! I was in high schoo...
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering arm question
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: steering arm question

On the cars I have worked on the steering shaft is tapered and has a woodruff key in it. I have used a puller to remove it. If it is loose enough to tap off, it is too loose.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2866

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

On the first test, you slide the 4th main in and out with the lower bolts started in the crankcase.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2866

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

I would suggest you do these: While engine is out of the car with nose pointed downward, try sliding the 4th main in and out of the transmission. It should not bind if the crankcase is correctly aligned. If it meets the above test, then when you have the engine in the chassis with the nose inside th...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2866

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

In one of Tony's posts he said he moved the U joint free from the engine and now it turns free. Earlier he noted that it wouldn't turn even with the wheels jacked up. That's why I first suspect something in the rear axle or in the rear brakes. The reason for inserting the joint part way and trying a...
by Norman Kling
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2866

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

I would agree with Jeff. Try to isolate the cause of the binding before tearing everything apart. That way you only need to address the cause of the problem. If the engine turns without the rear axle assembly, that would strongly suggest the problem to be either in the rear end or that the driveshaf...
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whatzit?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Whatzit?

The dog bone cap is thredded internally. It could fit a 28 or 29 Model A. It would have either a motometer or some other emblem inserted in the center.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 1853

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

The bluish color of the drum is a key that the band has been dragging. This is usually caused by a worn notch and cam on the low pedal shaft. This is what happens. You have to tighten the low band too tight in order to get the band to lock before the pedal hits the floor board. So the band drags all...
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1505

Re: Ignition key stolen!

Looks like a 52. If you know someone with a 52 you can borrow the key to see if it fits. If not, the price is not too great, so you buy one and see.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance

Two important things about coils VS distributors. One is a good capicitor which will increase the likelyness of a strong spark. Both have capicitors, however there is only one in a distributor but with coils, each coil has one. The other thing to consider is spark timing. With a distributor, the tim...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zenith in a box
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Zenith in a box

What kind of car will that carb fit? It will not fit a standard T manifold.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news

I think it will affect travel, and vacations a lot. People will not want to go to crowded places. It might even affect large stores like Walmart or movies. Buffet restaurants will suffer. Mass transportation will not do well. And anything imported from China will suffer. Those are reasons the market...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: I'm Astonished

I normally use a starter to start my T's but every so often someone will ask me to demonstrate crank starting! Usually, if I am home and crank start, it starts right up and on a week long tour a couple years ago, the generator went out the first day so I crank started it every day and ran on mag. No...
by Norman Kling
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 fuel evaporation
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: 1925 fuel evaporation

It is possible there is a small leak in the sediment bowl, fuel line, or carburetor. If it is parked indoors you might be able to smell it. Try a small tin can under the carburetor and under the sediment bulb and see if you catch a few drops. If they fall on the ground or a floor, they will evaporat...
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: Curses! Low compression.

I don't know whether you checked the surfaces of both the top of the block and of the head. If not completely flat, you could still have a compression leak at the gasket even though you torqued the head properly. A blow down test could determine where the leak is occuring. You install a tire valve i...
by Norman Kling
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spring and little sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Spring and little sportscars

I am looking from California. I think those cars are in Australia!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Girls, Girls, Girls
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Girls, Girls, Girls

I wonder what date that was? Notice the hairdos are quite similar to those of today. I would suspect it was sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's by the way the girls are dressed and their hairdos. The hubba hubba is from that time period too.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?

As you can see from the several posts and references to the old forum, there are different sequences recommended. Most important thing is to start in the center and work out toward each end by alternating from one side to the other side till you get them all down. The other important thing is to tig...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- 1909 Model T
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: Old Photo- 1909 Model T

I would suspect there is a bit of distortion in the photography because everything seems wider than it should and vertically shorter than normal. The man is probably short in stature as well. Notice how long the steering column seems but it quite far from the man. It also seems to be at a lower angl...
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

The cost of a gasket is much less than some other things which could cause this. We've all been there. I know that you are quite knowledgeable about T's. I had a similar problem with one of my T's. After I rebuilt the engine it never had much power than I thought it should and sometimes it ran bette...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drag link question
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Drag link question

Both ends have a cap held on by two bolts and jamb nuts. If the caps are not tight, you can tighten them and then turn down the nuts and pin in place. Usually, however, the surface is worn down and even when tight, there is room for the ball to move inside the socket. This can be remedied by filing ...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: park brake question.
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: park brake question.

Do you have Rocky Mountain brakes, the new reproduction type where the band wraps all the way around the drum? If so, your adjustment might not be right. It should be adjusted so that the Ford parking brake comes on first when you pull the handle back and then if you pull harder the Rocky Mountain b...
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: model T problem

An easy way to find out if your coils are causing the miss, or something else would be to find someone in your area who has a Model T which is running on coils and runs smoothly. Then borrow his coils and put them in your car. If your car runs smoothly, your problem is the coils. If it continues to ...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5308

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

You started with more than I did! You have a beautiful car and it will also run very well too after you get it done. I hope you will have a good time driving it in the future. Here is a picture of mine the day I bought it and 10 years later when it was finished. you are doing a good job. Interesting...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Anderson Timer question

It makes good sense. The abrupt end of the ramp is timed so that the flapper hits each segment at the proper time for the spark.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which shim to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Which shim to use?

The axle to axle clearance is set by the washer between the axle ends within the differential. The length the axle protrudes out each side is set by the thrust washers at the inside bearings. The distance of the parking drum from the backing plate will fit with original parts unless there is some we...
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Soaking brass carburator floats
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Soaking brass carburator floats

Why would one want to soak a carburetor float? It cannot be seen while installed in the carburetor. Does it make the engine run smoother? I am not intending this to be sarcastic, just a question why? I have not done it, but if it makes the engine run better, maybe I should be doing it in the future....
by Norman Kling
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 2389

Re: Crankshaft Seals

The neoprene seal which fits in the groove works, however, you cannot get the timing cover off without pulling the engine.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Re: Is my starter toast?

Very often the post where the cable is connected comes loose inside the starter. There is a copper half circle strap soldered to the windings at each end and a post soldered in the center. That connection sometimes comes loose when you turn the nut to replace the cable. That's the first place I'd lo...
by Norman Kling
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

If you still have the bands out, and the engine/transmission is still in the car, with rear wheels jacked up, how does it turn? If still tight it is the engine, 4th main or the differential which is causing the bind. If it turns easily in high gear all drums should move at the same speed. I would su...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 th main bearing cap
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 4 th main bearing cap

Do you mean the part which is on the torque tube of the universal joint? or the inner ball joint part which contains the babbit holding the rear of the transmission? Or if you are looking for the 3rd or rear main bearing of the engine block? All these parts can be obtained used and usually only need...
by Norman Kling
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Radiator replacement

For a driver, use a flat tube. For a show car use round tube. I have flat tubes on all of mine and they don't need any water pump. It is a long pull uphill to our town and then a Ruckstell hill to our house. On a hot summer day, they get up to the top of the circle of the motometer but don't boil. S...
by Norman Kling
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running
Replies: 21
Views: 1126

Re: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running

I think all the bases have been covered by the other posters, however one more thing which could be causing the problem. If the wires between the coil box and the timer are grounded anywhere on route, the coil will spark. If on battery the spark could be continuous. If on magneto it could still spar...
by Norman Kling
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: wood spokes

You need to be sure the spokes are Hickory, not oak. They should be tight at the hub and felloe. And should be not more than 1/2 inch run out when spinning on axle. Will he sell the hubs with the wheels? If the hubs are in good condition and everything is tight, it would be better to keep them toget...
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy birthday. Have a good day, and stay away from Corona. I understand there's a virus going around. And a double chance of getting sick if you use Corona Beer. Other than that, there is a discount on Model T parts there. So take your chance!
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bad ignision when lamps are on
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: bad ignision when lamps are on

Not likely the ammeter, but could be the switch.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1523

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???

Another thing it could be is the transmission triple gear bushings too tight on the pins. Has the engine and transmission been recently overhauled? If so it could be one of the previous causes. If it has not recently been overhauled, it could be running too hot and the pistons expanding in the cylin...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

That indicates the bushing was too tight on the shaft. Better too loose than too tight. That also explains why the gear teeth on the low drum were worn. Looks like you need a complete transmission rebuild.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

What is that blue on the shaft? Unless you were using prussian blue to determine the wear pattern that would be an indication of heat. Heat would occur if the bearing were too tight and/or there was not enough oil. Did the engine knock before you opened it up? If it were mine, I would look at side o...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bad ignision when lamps are on
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: bad ignision when lamps are on

The Model T was made to run on magneto. The lights on a 26 would not affect the output of the magneto. If you are using a distributor, or other ignition run from the battery, the low battery would affect the spark. On an earlier T magneto lights might also affect the spark if you have a weak magneto...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2384

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

After two broken low drums on the same T, I looked farther into the cause. I was and still do use Kevlar lining, but this is what I found. The low cam and low notch were very worn. The problem was that I could only get one inch above the floorboard by tightening the band so tight it would drag all t...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

OUCH! :x That looks too thick for band lining. But it could be. I guess if you check out the bands and if they are wood and a piece has broken out of one, you will know. It looks like the block and crankshaft are toast. I guess that is a reason why an auxiliary oiler is good to have. I had one T whe...
by Norman Kling
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097

That would be the least important place to put another spring. It would not keep the ends of the axle from bouncing, but might actually make the ride harder because your fulcrum will be right in the center. Hassler's would be a better choice, however I personally don't think either is necessary. Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plugs #1 and #4 more fouled
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Plugs #1 and #4 more fouled

I would think this would happen more often if you run a water pump because it recirculates the cooled water faster than the thermosyphon system. If you have a water pump try removing it and running just a fitting like Henry did. Also try leaning the mixture just a little. Rich for starting but leane...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3598

Re: Memory

The forum asked me to log in and I forgot my password. Memory is slipping!
When I was very small, before I even went to school, our house had Knotty Pine walls. I can remember the shape of every not and where it was located on the wall. Now I don't even notice such things!
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

I have installed them by heating up the sleeve and installing it on a cold driveshaft. You need to work fast and be sure to get the keyway lined up right, because once it cools off it will be tight. You will need gloves so you don't burn your hands.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1831

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Tony is a very helpful friend. He is ready to help either at home or on the road. On many tours, you will see him, hair messed up and clothes dirty because he was under someone's car helping them with it. I'm very glad that he won the Rosenthal award. He deserved it for many years, but finally recei...
by Norman Kling
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell sliding clutch gear question
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Ruckstell sliding clutch gear question

With the axles free to turn, try turning the driveshaft while someone tries to move the clutch gear. Just a small part of a turn and the clutch gear should move either one way or the other. If it slides further into the ruckstell gears you should be able to install the shifter. Be sure the fork is i...
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3598

Re: Memory

I might have met Dennis, but thought his name was Cotton. I never saw it spelled, just pronounced.
Norm
by Norman Kling
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3598

Re: Memory

I was an installer, repairman, line assigner, cable splicer, maintenance splicer and outside plant engineer. Retired in 91 and then worked as a contract engineer for 15 more years. I started in Glendale and after 2 years transfered to San Diego. I didn't know any of those people.
Norm