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by DanTreace
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 32
Views: 617

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Andrew

Likewise! Your early T cut off is just plain nifty!

Love the manner you created the bed for work, and for good looks too.

Always favor cut off touring cars repurposed ;)

Here’s Nellie. My ‘23 cut off.

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by DanTreace
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 touring seat back
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 22 touring seat back

Howells. www.fordor.com

part # S 102.
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moultrie GA swap meet
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Moultrie GA swap meet

Visited swap meet in south GA over the weekend. Good weather, lots of rods customs and other cars in the corral. Very few Model T parts. Did see a complete, but non-running 1926 touring, offered for $4500, had a Ruckstell too ;) IMG_3422.jpg IMG_3425.jpg For Original Smith, the floor mat has 'Made ...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any info on the very first Model T?
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Any info on the very first Model T?

This post from 2014 has terrific info of real data researched on the first Model T's. Very good reading. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/492557.html?1415601362 As for the first T's, only about 12 had the unique front crossmember bracket that is straight down as opposed to the later "L" ...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band clamp comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Transmission band clamp comparison

Neal Interesting tool, haven't seen a Ford tool for the job of holding the band ears together. Like the shape and the narrow arms, the clipped angle of the arm makes sense for easy placement to force the band ears together. IMO, that reproduction is very difficult to remove once the hogshead is pla...
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Re: Carsenegenic??

Frank Amen to your post! As a former business owner dealing with mfg. products to the consumer, the CA. law had high impact. That is why you see printed warnings on labels of most things made of metal or other chemicals. The warning label, if not present on the item, is clear basis for a law suit, ...
by DanTreace
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: What name have you given your T

24 Touring forumpic.jpg " Louisville Lizzie ', got her in North TN, near the border, and the floorboards were made by Louisville co, and was living in KY when acquired. Then "Nellie" as the farmer made pickup bed has that name carved in the inside of the tail gate! IMG_0872 (800x600).jpg And lastly...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/7 Touring taillight
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: 26/7 Touring taillight

The touring rear fender won't have a hole for the tail light wire. So it wraps under the fender. IMG_4578.JPG Have seen some '27 coupe and runabout fenders with a hole for the wire, as the fender doesn't stick far back from the body. Plus that style fender has a flare to the body IMG_0747 (800x600)...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

Found this reading period magazine, where the author was writing on the topic of future parts and repairs sales and money to made with the end of the Model T. This was written in 1928. Model T Cars on the Road 1928 "By May of next year, 1928, figuring the past ratio of retirement of Ford cars, the ...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1024

Re: Alchohol?

Since we don't have pets......never knew this product was out there :o


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by DanTreace
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1024

Re: Alchohol?

Alcohol works, but evaporates fast so freeze protection is limited.

And your pets could get drunk or injured as denatured alcohol is poison from those leaks too :(

Better to keep pets away from the storage garage, oil, gas, other things are harmful too.
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubbing noise???
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: Rubbing noise???

No, the axle tube isn’t to be removed in repairs.

But yours is welded so was loose due to loose rivets or maybe a crack, so that housing has had a rough life.

May indicate the internal parts are well used too. Finding a good used replacement housing is easy.
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

quote " Mine gave up after 45 years. This one is two years old."





Mine must have had less use, still going strong after 54 years ;)



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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup

Or, just remove the large cup on the U-joint, add pipe fitting for Zerk. Also you can remove the little cup on the driveshaft bushing and put a Zerk instead. Holes for the dope cups are tapered pipe threads.



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If its oozing grease, you know it is lubed ;)
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1218

Re: Engine splash pans

Here are views from a '23

Carb side
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Steering side
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by DanTreace
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Limousine, Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Model T Limousine, Interesting

George Here is another stretch T! This one from a 1912 Torpedo with long frame and added seats. Ran as an express from Deland to Daytona FL ;) 46A6FEAF-6B47-4CC7-B754-3B3CEB13ECC8.jpeg According to 1913 ‘Brooks Automobile Handbook’ a typical Limousine body would be closed car with full doors for 4,5...
by DanTreace
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Limousine, Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Model T Limousine, Interesting

Armbruster made multi door tourings in the mid twenties and the French term limousine meant divided driver with multi passenger compartment. Many car co. made styles of limousines. The stretch versions too. http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/a/armbruster/armbruster.htm 651C9040-CFEE-45EE-98E8-AB24EF6BEC1...
by DanTreace
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 49
Views: 2005

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Don't have a photo of a late '25 with the combo choke and carb adj rod, that would be a single rod that passes low thru the hole marked with the RED arrow. The rod goes to the dashboard from the carb, and has a sliding sleeve and a universal joint to allow the rod to pull and twist. On the late fir...
by DanTreace
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: A real barn find

Art Wow, great photos of a T from a deep sleep. Petty tatty and ratty from the cotton upholstery stuffing now packed on the engine splash shields by the carb! Good of you to explain to the owners, unless so much sentimental attachment, for a wedding might be best to rent another or a larger antique...
by DanTreace
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

Ed Haven't had issues with any repro felts over the years. But all felt gaskets in the T shouldn't be fitted dry. Either rub in grease or oil to fit. Use old school method, dip the hogshead felt for a total soak in a can of varnish, and squish the excess, flattening the felt. IMG_2915.jpeg Then add...
by DanTreace
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Full Flow float valve
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Full Flow float valve

Just received some new float valves from Scott Conger. These have larger dia. opening in the seat and come with new Vitron tip needle valve and special cupped lead washer to seal the seat in the carb well. Sure like the quality of work, and bet this NH will work well, without leaks! T his carb was ...
by DanTreace
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 959

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

No problems if you are careful on assembly of springs and washers and nuts. Rags below and dental floss threaded on the washer and nut to prevent loss, the floss allows the nut to thread on and then easy to break away. Large nylon wire ties, hold the band ears, and for me, the clutch fork is held by...
by DanTreace
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RM brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: RM brakes?

Jonah Nope, those 6 hole mount onto the rear of a wood wheel hub. You can’t place those on the wire wheel drum, as the wire wheel drum is already 11” dia. Plus the wire wheel drum is short stud secured , same short studs that retain the wire wheel. Plus the Ford wire wheel drum (or the 21" wood drum...
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RM brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: RM brakes?

Steve

Jonah has a 26-27 touring, the repro AC brakes only fit 09-25 style rear axles.

Good idea on the new disc brake on the rear wire hubs, those new discs will provide extra level of safety.
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RM brakes?
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: RM brakes?

Quick answer if your ‘small drum’ 09-25 brakes are the modern RM then they won’t fit the 26-27 rear axle backing plate and radius rods as the 2 styles use different bracket castings. Best to trade them for the 26-27 version, then the brackets and shoes will fit directly on the large outer brake drum...
by DanTreace
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!

George Those photos of your original 27 touring show the color to me that appears as ‘Phoenix Brown’. Esp since the car has orange appearing stripe that is correct for the brown hue. Yours doesn’t seem to be green , but aged paints give different hue. But a green car would have creme or straw like s...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Here are the various foot switch used on the T. Maybe more styles, but one shows riveted bracket type. 767290.jpg Photo taken from old forum post. Once used a Tractor Supply Co. switch sold for universal use. Drilled holes in the std.later bracket that bolts under the running board bracket brace. O...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI website defunct?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: MTFCI website defunct?

Thanks Steve

Checked it and same message. So phoned the Webmaster and left message, for correcting the site.

Geeezzz, Hackers sure like to cause heck! :oops:
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Carburetor Problem

View of the ball style Grose float valve, one-piece with seat, unscrewed from the carb. The float has been removed by pulling the float pin from the hinge. 100_7541.jpg These stick in the closed or open position and can cause leaks or shut off gas flow. They aren't designed for gravity fuel systems...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Jack

Another photo off prior forum post of a 1919 -20 frame with this riveted mount for foot switch. Yours seems bit different .

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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Unusual starter switch mount info wanted

Likely the 1919-1920 early switch mount. Photo from Bruce’s book.

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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion spark plug problem
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Champion spark plug problem

Tim Yes do remember. Well those Champion 25s do suffer from poor ceramic glue, your JB Weld might be the cure! Have only had one do that in a dozen used, but good to check them from time to time. Your T was great handling during test drive, nice tight steering and great looking too. The missing at s...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion spark plug problem
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Champion spark plug problem

Tim Have experience that before with the Champion 25, but still like this plug, run them fine. Seems to work well with the Prus high compression head, gapped at .025"-.028", hot spark from strong magneto too. That upper post is only ceramic glued, so take care in plug wire attachment. Even Ford rea...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: 1927 touring green?

The '27 touring would be painted in Pyroxylin lacquer and was Ford name " Highland Green". Other colors for the closed cars were Royal Maroon and Fawn Gray (Moleskin) along with the Highland Green. 1927 Open cars, Highland Green, Phoenix Brown, and Gunmetal Blue. This photo is the deck underside of...
by DanTreace
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

Michael

Here is another chart..... 1930.....also.

Has the Ford T using 20w in winter, and 30w in summer, with 40w for high speed summer heat.

Since today's oils are nice with multi-viscosity, for me....10w-30w has worked with my FL climate. ;)



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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 867

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

The ‘15 will have a bolt on arm with nut to hold that arm for the license tag. A ‘16 will typically have riveted on arm to the body bracket.

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Riveted on arm
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by DanTreace
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re installing engine
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: Re installing engine

Easy one person with a good lift, and plug hole eyes positioned for max tilt. Clears firewall.


Pedals behind firewall:

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Pedals now clear:
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by DanTreace
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions using a Ball Bearing Water pulley on a 26 water inlet
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Some questions using a Ball Bearing Water pulley on a 26 water inlet

Your bracket is the early style gone by Jan. ‘26. The eccentric drum on those are ridged or ‘threaded’ like a straight worm gear and the lower bolt is a special worm drive to rotate the drum for belt adjustment. So the fan axle bolt goes thru the drum. The Improved later design uses smooth eccentric...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kokomo friction shock help
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Kokomo friction shock help

Haven’t seen that type before, but here is patent drawing, Jan. 1926. Inventor assigned it to Kokomo Automotive Mfg. Co.

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by DanTreace
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Kerry wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Someone said once that if the car wasn't invented, by now we would be knee deep in horse apples :D
Well, we do know the Ford sent Horses to pasture. And with no more fast trotters, so no more buggy whips!


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by DanTreace
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Jeffrey I’m certainly not implying the floorboard you viewed wasn’t supplied by Ford, could be in terms of so many millions made. But, in that regard, Ford so closely maintained part cost to the pennies, in selling the lowest price car! To do such cost accounting, part drawings of each piece were ma...
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Jem Just a myth! Ford made boards from fresh stocks, and later years did get boards from vendors who supplied the many branch operations. Photo from Ford Methods and The Ford Shops, (1914) drilling holes in floor boards for metal trim plates. DB9E6E4B-58B7-4E01-8BD7-EA8CE43D595A.jpeg And reply by Ed...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Harold Respectfully, your experience with white Marine Grease for bearings may be good, but my experience is the white stuff is prone to 'cake' drying. Likely due to the large amount of sodium soap used for thickeners. The thickeners are placed in Marine Grease for extra moisture resistance. Had us...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2104

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

The molasses works for me. Got this rusty '25-'26 hot stove pipe at Luray for a 2 $, its for the carb that uses the combo choke/ adj. rod as it has the recess to clear that rod. Been soaking since Luray. 46FB518B-F19F-41BC-A6AA-5AD274FA1F86.jpeg Just spray off the gunk with a hose and a trip to the...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Any good quality brand of red grease does the job for the Ford ;)
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Note the labeling, if this grease works for foreign cars, then it is just fine for The Universal Car!
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan

Norm The Optima is an AGM (absorbed glass-mat) battery, with special spiral shaped lead in the 3 cylinders, giving the Optima Red Top 6 v a different shape. It will fit in the T battery carrier if you make a side board to keep it from rocking. Have installed it too in a metal repro battery T box, a...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan

Yes on the 6v Optima. 800 cold cranking amps. Never needs a drink, and lasts for years. This one in the '24 touring is dated 2014 and still gives starts, starts, and starts!



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by DanTreace
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?
Replies: 6
Views: 470

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

Oh breaking the law! :roll:
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Just do it, put that dumb mark on the inside when mounting your T tires, let the Feds come after you, if the do, just outrun run them in the ole Ford. :lol:
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pickup Bed Question
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Pickup Bed Question

Jim Here is underside of '26 bed showing the hump plate over the rear crossmember. The cutout in the bed boards and the plate do fit more to the front so it isn't really on center with the rear crossmember. Likely factory figured more metal for strength at the short front boards of the bed that way...
by DanTreace
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

Snyder's and Lang's offer the better new axle shafts, come in std. or 1/16" extra taper end ideal for worn hubs. These are made to Ford print, and fit well. These are 'GN' brand, by logo mark, and noted by the heat treat color surface of the unturned shaft. Korea made with quality steel. New GN bra...
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

Larry That gas line sketch is on the instructions that come from Lang's, if you order their steel gas line. So compliments go to LANG'S for doing that sketch. Have found it works great and makes easy method to follow, and always works swell. Scan0242.JPG Compliments of Lang's: The finished line end...
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: Advice needed

Using a tap is quick and efficient.
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Or in lieu of the tap, vendors sell a split driver that catches on the barrel of the bushing to drive it out.
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Split driver on lower part of photo
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1393

Re: Crank modification????

Jonah Your post brought this old 'Hint' from Ford Owner magazine to mind......the crank handle is heated with a torch and bent to bring the pin hole for the retaining pin in the crank ratchet 'in-line' with the grip handle of the crank handle. Places the handle in a better spot to achieve easy star...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Seems both ladies and gentlemen like bumpers on their Fords. ;)

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by DanTreace
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

Terry If the cap is loose on an open car '26-'27 the fumes will whaff and be smelled by the passenger. Did happen to me, wife noted the gas smell as we ride with the windshield tilted out on the touring for ventilation. The cap was loose, as I have just dropped it on without threading. Oh. She won't...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Bron

Thanks for posting those links. Pretty clear that the rear split bumpers on the Barrett-Jackson runabout are aftermarket bars, and sure are identical to the Marquette brand.



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by DanTreace
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

Template for forming the steel line. Easy to bend with hands, just take some wide bends.

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Drew template on workbench and formed the line to match.
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by DanTreace
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

The late gas cap has the metal cover or baffle underside to prevent gas seepage up the vent holes. Here is original late cap: IMG_0764.JPG Lang's offers a real nice reproduction of the later cap. 750598.jpg 750599.jpg Like to always put a dab of Vasoline on the threads of the cap from time to time,...
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

Well, not today, but a few weeks ago. Concentrated on neatly wiring it up, then tried first start and T ran bad, sputter and cranky. While not color blind, did do a mistake on the timer wires to the coil box, seems forgot to do blue then green, so was Dumb on the Start :shock: Wiring misque.jpg
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!

An early block, no round hole on the surface, just the oval hole. IMG_2044 (640x386).jpg And here are the low head (upper one in photo) and high head, note the low head has no round hole, but the high head does have that mystery round hole! Think it may have to do with the casting of the high head,...
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Would tend to agree with Allan. There were lots of aftermarket bumpers (guards) for the rear that are two piece. Ford Model T accessory offering however had one piece rear bumper bars, without tie bolts on the ends of the bars. Ford Parts and Price list shows 4 different #'s for the rear only assem...
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Head gasket intentionally blocked? Mystery!

That round hole in the high cylinder head is just a casting feature, the low heads don't have that round hole, both DO have the oval hole for coolant to the block. . All Ford head gaskets will cover that hole, no worries. :P Note this Ford high head on left and a modern Z head on right, they both h...
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter / pedal question
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Starter / pedal question

This article shows the difference in the early and the starter type low pedal. Best to change out, or as Pete posted, weld the later arm on that early pedal. Changing low pedal on non-starter car when adding a starter. https://nebula.wsimg.com/18aac9a92cd0a6d9176c28d9153f8761?AccessKeyId=1992A0A3E7...
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel spoke wheel with ford logo ?
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Steel spoke wheel with ford logo ?

Steel spoke versions, aftermarket, most all used std. Ford hubs.

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by DanTreace
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...

NOS Ford cast iron brake shoe. There is no cut or notch in the rear bolt hole. Just the gap on the rear side. Ford didn't recommend cutting or breaking the shoe at this hinge end. Ford Service Bulletin Oct. 1919 did state "is not necessary to change a brake shoe if it is cracked around the boss of ...
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

I'll agree with Steve Jelf, the soft steel of reproduction Welch plugs are prone to early rust out from within, after just 6 years, the soft steel plugs developed leaks around the rim of the steel core plug. Was weeping, so instead of replacing, for then, added a smear of J-B Weld. This held for a ...
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Guess you could try to flip that shoe over to see if it is bent, just laying it on a flat surface would tell you which side is may be bent a bit. Or use a new spring, as posted the shoe should float. A bent axle would force the drum against the shoe.
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic

Darin That clip is up under the hood former so it cannot be seen in photos. According to John Regan, the clip is brass, then later steel, but held with brass roundheaded tacks, and is about 4" or so away and a bit up from the # 1 coil terminal. Lang's make them I believe. Early wire loom clip and b...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic

This sketch and old photo should help.

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Metal clips under the hood shelf hold the loom to the frame rail.
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by DanTreace
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley NH idle circuit
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Holley NH idle circuit

The Service Bulletin explains these two holes, Extreme Idle D and Low Speed E.


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by DanTreace
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Prop Nut size for 1923-25
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Top Prop Nut size for 1923-25

That 1 1/2" dia. is the proper size of the top prop nut on the '23-'25.


Original nut on my '25 touring.
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by DanTreace
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to ID intake
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Help to ID intake

At min. 1919 to 1926, regular cast iron intake, Ford began putting script on parts in 1919. The April 1924 listing in the Service Bulletins shows that #3062 Inlet Manifold factory no. T-512BR as being marked with Ford script. Many have letters and numerals added to i.d. the cast mold tooling.
by DanTreace
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Missing Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: 13T - Missing Bolts

That’s Ford p/n 3371, Ball Cap bolt, 3/8dia fine thd.x 13/16” length. Critical fastener , 2 needed. Head is drilled with hole, as both bolts must be safety wired together If lost the drive shaft can separate from the engine. Lang’s sells kit of lower bolts and upper bolts with safety wire, Lang’s p/...
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice needed: how to moutn 26 27 subframe and body
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Advice needed: how to moutn 26 27 subframe and body

The process is straight forward, locate all the body mount brackets on your '26-'27 frame. Then place the body with its subframe over the brackets, it first helps to place the wood body block mounts, with holes for the bolts to slip thru the frame brackets. Note body wood block, mounted. DCP_1084.JP...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 788

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

Kevin

Tend to agree on that, a freeze plug there. Interesting place, my W-R head could have used a freeze plug in that spot. If you look close on mine, a long run of braze is covering a long freeze crack aside the nameplate boss!
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 788

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

Sorry, :?

Just saw that your boss with pipe thread is in the water jacket, odd place. But still seems the fix is to remove what was used for a plug and install a new one. Should be 1/8" pipe thread hole.
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 788

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

That’s one of 4 pipe thread holes, used for priming cups if needed. Typical to just plug with pipe plug. Yours may need drilling out an old rusted plug or bolt that may have been used.


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by DanTreace
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1284

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

That is what is seems, perhaps the builder wanted to shorten or lengthen a Ford steering post, and drilled part way into each piece. Placed a steel rod to act as a dowel, then welded up around the joint. Rather risky for a steering post shaft.
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wire wheel spoke separation...
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: wire wheel spoke separation...

Typical weld splatter on Ford welded spoke wire wheel. This one is powder coated , the coating fills around but on some a slight edge gap occurs, guess if you are picky , you could ask the coater what fill or primer is needed.

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by DanTreace
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wire wheel spoke separation...
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: wire wheel spoke separation...

Seems to be splatter from Ford’s electric welding process. Unless the spoke can move when tapped with a ball pein, would think all is well. If loose, welding is the fix.
by DanTreace
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wanting demountables for our '21 Touring
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: wanting demountables for our '21 Touring

Really photos are poor, but zooming appears one has been taken apart, and the rims are poor. Can see wallowed out lugs and missing lug. Plus the clincher rims look too sharp bead and rusted away. Agree, that front hub looks like it was banged hard on the edge. May not even be worth a cheap price, pu...
by DanTreace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Head Bolts

About normal. That is why good new bolts and holes carefully cleaned to full depth, with those block threads chased with a bottom tap, so threads are clean and sharp for best result. IMG_3161.JPG IMG_3162.JPG Note the bolt in far right distance, the amount of threads still in the cylinder head, and...
by DanTreace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

The tool shown in my photo is this one from Gene, the others work as well.The fancy KRW repro just costs more. :D by Gene_French » Fri May 10, 2019 11:09 am centering tool used to position the front timing cover concentric to the camshaft … this tool sets in the timer recess and assures the centerin...
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Yep, get that tool. The one shown was made by Gene French, the rebabbit jig guy :) Works great and low cost. When centered the front plate can then be fitted with modern neoprene type seal on the cam shaft, to prevent oil leaks into the timer case, and do away with the felt seal and the brass plate...
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H/C pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: H/C pistons

Only one size dome style High Compression piston, they don't come in anything but o.d. sizes for cylinder requirement.

To increase compression ratio, shave the stock iron head. Can't advise how much to shave or what the gain in compression would be.
by DanTreace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Since you have the pan off, easy to remove the front plate ( timing gear or timing cover - cylinder cover) and install the rope seal. Seat it with the cylinder side of a socket the same dia. as the crankshaft. Then refit the timing cover, being sure to tap it in place while aligning the timer cover...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cutting cast hogs head for aux oil line
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: cutting cast hogs head for aux oil line

Installed mine with just drill bit. Made two holes spaced and then filed away the center portion. Think now some new kits come with a template, and fancy defector plate too. My install was the simple one, and to get the correct spot over the magnets to get the best toss of oil thrown up, did it wit...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-25 Switch Plate
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: 1919-25 Switch Plate

Daniel Ben's phone # is 77 ZERO-938-33 SEVEN 6 You'll receive a nice rebuild if you provide a decent core, with key helps too, write a note on what you want too in the box with it, also if you want ammeter too, provide that for also. Just got this one returned, powder coated plate, rebuilt switch w...
by DanTreace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Allan Correct in earlier cross shaft brackets with square like recess for felt plug. The later ones with round hole. But that hole also used a cylinder of felt too for oil wick. Here is original, used a pick to pull away the old dry felt! 7F968EBD-8464-4701-838A-C4B42DFD8495.jpeg A2A6FA4E-2CF3-42A6-...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Muffler Problem

Have run one of these spot welded mufflers, they are just the normal take apart with spot welds to keep from blowing off the end cap on backfires. Most of the exhaust soot comes from the rear opening of the muffler anyway. The small amount of soot from the seam is just spilling back, onto the muffl...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

After you free the bracket up, be sure to pick out the old felt in the recess of the bracket which rests against the frame. Put in a fresh small piece of felt and oil it, then from time to time, put a couple of drops of oil in the hole in the frame rail to keep those bracket bearings from rusting. ...
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Model T cutaway video

A trip to Ireland would needed to see that wonderful creation first hand. Member of the Irish Model T Club built that magical T power plant.


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cropped photo from website, The Irish Model T Club, found in newsletter, Spring 2018 on that website.
by DanTreace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

Chev 21" split rims have notched lug. And come in two widths depending on year.

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by DanTreace
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

Doug Your engine should be just fine now with a new head gasket. My '27 is .060 and ran a Z head, no issues, but got a Prus head and put that on, with a new gasket and runs super. Just a note on gasket install, all the other postings are correct on having the bolt holes clean, etc. Use Copper Coat ...
by DanTreace
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2532

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Hank Same here, glad you and friend are OK, and your quick action to find a place to land, anything to slow the decent before a hard surface! Good work. As you noted, just metal, no bones broke! Had my run-away experience back in May 2012, just rebuilt the 1919 and went for a spin to adj. free neut...
by DanTreace
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2501

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Here's a photo of early 1917 with the shroud used to increase air flow, only used a few months, Ford idea didn't work as the radiator didn't cool well without air passing under the top tank that is full of the return hot coolant. Any way a good shot of the iron rivet pulley and the grease retaining...
by DanTreace
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 847

WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA

Installing a hi-compression head and dearly need a new copper head gasket, vendors stocks are out, anyone with a fresh new spare to help out? :roll:

Email tmodelmanATcomcast.net (replace AT with a @)

Got one from the kindness of Mark, thanks for getting my '25 Coupe on the road again :D