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by DanTreace
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

FL safety belt law applies to any driver or passenger over 18 to be belted in the front. Then of course more laws for child restraints, as little tykes and kids under age can't ride in the front. FL exempts school buses, taxis, and tractors, and motorcycles, etc, and exempts vehicles not covered by ...
by DanTreace
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID’ing front end set up.
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: ID’ing front end set up.

Wayne's summery is great. Only can add that 'W'only maybe the combined mark used by Transue/Williams, one symbol they used is a mark with a bold W with a T stamped over the center of the W.

On a rusted up part that upper cross of the T may be obscured, showing only the wide W.
by DanTreace
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Early T parts question

Like most antique auto restoration, parts, if not available, have to be improvised. Did similar for the faux 09 roadster, took a reproduction later bracket with that bulge for the later rounded dash brass trim, and hammered it flat, then polish. Worked out OK for the project. Brass filler board bra...
by DanTreace
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

Good of Dan Hatch to fix you up with the correct tap. The brass screws are made of an obsolete thread type, so uncommon to have easy sources to find one. ert5.jpg Later mfg. of reproduction ring gears got the thread i.d. wrong and used modern 1/4" x 24 tpi. So you have to know early flywheel without...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Top Material

Here are comparison photos: 1917 top material 1917 Ford top material .jpg And here is original Ford material above and Turf Grain below , about identical. Ford Leather Cloth .jpg Turf Grain .jpg This is the common Colonial grain Colonial grain .jpg And Long Cobra grain, this is for Model A's Long Co...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford OEM prices?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Ford OEM prices?

Yes

In 1926 Ford Sales Data Book, non Ford publication.

Here is the page of interest to you for 1915.
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by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

Looks like a T rear end to me ;)

You have those split rim demountable, so tires are bigger, but still nice T!

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by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a little help
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Looking for a little help

Glad you took time to tear down, things will appear on inspection. Sometimes making the diff. move to detect thrust wear is hard to do without really yanking in and out on the wheels, with both off the ground. To do so needs safe jack stands. Proper maintenance is open it up and have that look-see ;...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

These may help. The fasteners are bolts and lock washers and hex nuts. About 1 1/4" or so in length. 3/8" dia. I think. Nuts on top of spare tire bracket onto the frame, bolts pushed in from under the frame. 98134.jpg IMG_2242 (700x393).jpg IMG_2243 (700x393).jpg IMlm3).jpg Back in the early use, 19...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 767

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Just for comparison, here's some re-done rods both plain and with oil hole and X'd for a dipper. These are what you should expect from a quality rebuilder.

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by DanTreace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Saw this '27 sedan on tour years ago. Asked the owner how it ran and he said good, but lots of work to many details, like A water pump hits the T radiator, so side pump added. Model A engine, and of course all Model A running gear. Model A front end with juice brakes, Model A rear with added Mitchel...
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing hogs head
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Removing hogs head

Ford Service Chapter XII will show the way, step by step. IMO, everyone will do the first one with some trouble, but after that first ride on the bicycle, you learn. For me, I take time, and remove all the things in the way, exhaust, pedals, any attachments like brake lite switch, out side brake fit...
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a little help
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Looking for a little help

Good you found that loose spoke wheel, sometimes you will hear it clicking as you drive, those loose spokes. At the hub the bolts should be pulled tight by the nuts, but no so much you distort the outer hub plate, then stake the nuts inside the drum to keep them there. Old bolts can fracture if you ...
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!! Taillight bracket failure - Something doesn't seem right...
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Help!! Taillight bracket failure - Something doesn't seem right...

Here are some remains, an elec. tail lamp added, but is an early "15 touring with the 3 hole bracket w/ bolt on license holder, maybe had such a block before the rust out and termites!
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by DanTreace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Paint a T?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: How to Paint a T?

So-called "natural" wheels are a modern fad. For wood wheels I prefer body color, as God and Henry intended. The almighty sure thought of natural finish wood wheels in the old days ;) Ford made it option for 1926 too... The many aftermarket companies marketed natural finish with varnish, and many f...
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I made a gasket board!
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: I made a gasket board!

Have seen only a rare one or two original gaskets boards at swaps, and priced to match.

So did the only simple thing, made a copy of one. ;)

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by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Rivets

The largest rivets perhaps the frame to crossmembers, and the smallest perhaps the coil point vibrator bridge rivet ;)
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I made a gasket board!
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: I made a gasket board!

Yep

Ford made gasket boards for service agents.

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And the major aftermarket gasket companies made similar boards for their brands of Ford T gaskets.
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boxes for the T's Spark Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Boxes for the T's Spark Plugs

Made in Atlanta GA

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by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1108

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Replaced two worn thrust pins in axle housing, the pins allowed some wiggle of the washer. Used drill jig that doubles as a drift to place the new pins. IMG_2568.jpeg Hammered in an E-Z out, then with wrench twist out the remains of the old pin. IMG_2572.jpeg IMG_2576.jpeg In with the new. IMG_2584....
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Steve

Nope, no p/n # list by Ford for a small size pad lock of proper dia. clasp to fit the spare rim clamp.

You know they didn't, as from the factory you only got a spare rim, no new 5th spare tire and tube! Why lock a rim, the lock was to save the $$$ tire :D
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

:lol:

Thanks Dan, guess I would if Ford made any small padlocks back then.

Maybe should up grade to a better lock, like a Slaymaker, Elgin, or Yale ;)
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 761

Re: 27 Engine details

Those later short studs with the shoulder appeared at the same time of those double duty clamps, that can be placed either way depending if the engine has the earlier long studs. The design change was late '24. To be most correct for a '27, the manifolds used the new 3066C2, manifold stud with nicke...
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Here's the way to use the spare carrier with rim clamp for the demountable rim. First place the demountable rim and tire so that the tire valve is straight up at the top of the carrier, looks the best that way, the demountable rim lugs aren't used for the mounting clamp. Clamp on the carrier, it has...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My experience with plastic tack strips
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: My experience with plastic tack strips

Allan The front backrest on the Improved Touring takes the flex into account, Ford provided a steel channel upright with an angle iron piece to the wood tack strip to support. The front backrest didn't use wood uprights behind the backrest spring as the rear seat does. Some restore without knowing t...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring With Unusual Front Fenders
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: 1915 Touring With Unusual Front Fenders

Several mfg. of 'crowned' fenders for the flat front early T's to make them 'up to date'! Those front on that Craigs list T have the typical filler panel to the Ford splash shield.

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by DanTreace
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My experience with plastic tack strips
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: My experience with plastic tack strips

Interesting. Perhaps the storage was issue? Some plastics don't like sunlight. And interesting what plastic strip was used. Have only knowledge of the FordWood strips, had the chance to remove the upper upholstery from the '27 to add backrest padding and the plastic strip there from 2003 was just li...
by DanTreace
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: 40 HP Model T

Nice video. Man on the street interview, so sometimes an owner will embellish things. I have before. :roll: Accessory cylinder heads are made today, as in the past They can add 5+ hp, and help out the T power plant. Other adds like cam and carb help. Making a T get 40hp with just valves in block and...
by DanTreace
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ECCO Carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: ECCO Carburetor

From Automobile Trade Journal, April 1920

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by DanTreace
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a little help
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Looking for a little help

Hope you could find some nearby T’er to visit, that would help. For any driveline issue, begin at the rear wheels. Jack them both off the ground, pull in and out on the wheel checking for excess play, loose axle nut or from worn thrust washers. Then rotate a small bit and rock back and forth, large ...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: Question re front spring perches

Thanks Richard for the update. Your knurl method seems practical and it worked. Good job. ;) Once got a used set of spindles from a vendor, and the inner bearing surface was lightly knurled. Probably as the used ones had the inner bearing cone spun on it for a while. The knurl did help the new beari...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stretching Clincher tires
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Stretching Clincher tires

Here is that post: By Allan Bennett on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 11:37 am: Old hard tyres have often shrunk. Borrow you wife's dressmaking tape and measure the inside circumference and compare this to the circumference of your rim and you will see what you are up against. Peter Kable is right when h...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 957

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Do you mean like this? $135 each? https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-rear-axle-shaft.html How do you get the old gear off for reuse? While your choice of new axles and suppliers. For me Lang's gives good service and this axle is the bit longer taper for typical used Ford rear h...
by DanTreace
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 957

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Stephen

Couldn't agree more :?

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Isn't my T, but like my dad told me, 'son, learn from other's mistakes, less costly to you.'
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

Mike Those ring or spiral nails only need to grip the socket flanges. You should stick with plastic kit as they are matched to work. Haven’t seen that brand but should work Do know the factory metal are thin and made for Ford holes. The Ford ringed dome head nail has .300” dia. head, the other brand...
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 957

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Have never found a used axle on rear tear downs that met specs for safe touring requirement. Most times if the keyway is good, other details are poor. Both of these worn axles came out of the 25 Coupe. Pickled and pecked Hyatt bearing surface with fingernail deep groove at end of surface, both showi...
by DanTreace
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

The spring clips are for door panels with fabric upholstery that covers and hides the fasteners, like modern cars of the day, and the old. The T open cars only had cardboard panels, today the reproductions are cardboard with a thin vinyl covering, and these type of interior boards are held with expo...
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Wondered why play in U-joint

Thanks Dan ;) Guess am a bit younger than so since I bought that at Sears Robuck in Memphis new in the sixties. Rest of the tear out....outer sleeve worn down, and no optical illusion , that solid roller bearing is leaning like the Tower of Pizza , loose cage and wear. 718DFC75-EF16-4DD9-A3B5-D8217A...
by DanTreace
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy Photo 1924 T from the rear
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Shorpy Photo 1924 T from the rear

Great photo, but that T is earlier than ‘24, has the smaller deck, a 20-21 perhaps
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Wondered why play in U-joint

Dan is this the creampuff coupe? Well, yes Scott. The '25 Coupe. But I knew it was an older restoration from 1982. Seems some of the parts used were either worn originals, or what may have been best replacement at the time, but I want better for touring with the Coupe. Today got the axle apart, the...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

These are the ringed nails, with a large painted head. They drive into the sockets placed in the door metal panel holes that are there for the sockets. Repros come with plastic sockets, but they are thick and stand up a bit, you can sand them down. Or use the original metal sockets if in good condit...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Tool For Cutting Hole in Dash For Speedometer

You'll find a hole saw is the way, neater than a can opener ;) Here is an old time original, with bit and brace to cut....work out. 006.JPG I have one like this that was my Dad's from the 50's. Works great and has all its cutters too for different diameters. 007.JPG Or get a single size cutter for y...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Wondered why play in U-joint

:shock:

Well, that Hyatt pinion has more than a loose cage, so this is why that bearing wiggled!

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by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Wondered why play in U-joint

Good news, ring gear is nice, bronze thrusts, solid roller bearings, I replace with Hyatt. 50AFCC82-421B-4D84-B1C6-A1215D0C0605.jpeg 31DB0020-89F4-4B50-86E0-07E1B1C0CCC3.jpeg Good/Bad. Pinion gear super too, original Hyatt roller pinion bearing cage lossie goosie. Will replace that with modern pinio...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Wondered why play in U-joint

Getting to take down the ‘25 rear axle. The u/joint rocked with a suspicious click. So drove out what should be a long rivet :shock: 3BE75638-F273-4697-967F-3B8DC4D859EA.jpeg Perhaps more worked needed, knew the axle shafts were worn at tapered end and with poor threads, so have to replace those at ...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Steering gear case play

Sometimes that upper end of the barrel of the column is cracked or split, that will cause a wiggle that can't be fixed without repair to the column. 100_8802 (800x600).jpg If the rivet holes are enlarged, then bigger diameter rivets are good, but be sure to rivet with good technique. On the bench is...
by DanTreace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

VinTin23 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:31 pm
Never ordered tires before from Lucas, is shipping reasonable?
The shipping to FL for that Lucas Wards Riverside adds $19 to cost of the $152 tire. Normal times would get a set at a swap meet and pickup there for free off the vendors tractor trailer. But Covid did that in :( :(
by DanTreace
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: Question re front spring perches

Just put new perches in axle for the '25, and they were a slip fit, and think that is ok.

If your used perch shaft isn't worn at the wishbone interface, and have great threads, then should work out.

BTW, in a few years they will be rusted in place :roll:

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by DanTreace
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 25
Views: 685

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

The Aug. 1925 Parts Books lists the short boards, L and R.

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And this nice photo shows good view of the short board with boot scraper upset end flare.

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by DanTreace
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

Having the metal stems likely helps prevent valve stem tear, so on one T use the 'modern' size, but the old original dust caps still fit the new rim nut, so looks old, most would not know the long threaded stem is larger than originals, since all you see on the outside is the dust cap. :lol: On the ...
by DanTreace
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights

May be some photos out there, but all in my photo files from pics off the internet don't show any 'flared' side lamps on early T's. This photo is from the Grand Central Auto Show, NYC, Jan. 6, 1909 and the line-up of new Fords, all the lamps are without flare. view.jpg click on to enlarge and then z...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

Scott

Forgot to mention, I too have some new Wards Riverside on order, going to put then on disc wheels, have always like the Wards tread pattern and the old tires off the disc wheels were old school Wards, so it was only appropriate to put on the same shoes :D
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

Today just put on a replacement Firestone 30 x 3 1/2 on the '25 touring, the rear tire had sat flat in the trailer for too long, and cracked the sidewall. I try to jack stand the chassis to keep tires from doing that. Anyway the new Firestone is a bit larger in tread width than the 1984 Firestones t...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?

If your wanting to powder coat T welded wire wheels, then yes. Works great. And advantage is coating is uniform, looks good, and cleans most easy as dirt and dust wipes freely from the polyester surface. Of course, if the wheel is badly pitted, the 2mil powder coat won't fill. But around here, $65 g...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 998

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

Mark is correct Those bands are aftermarket, and the long tube like device is made to fit into the #3419 hollow adj. screw to serve the purpose of the later Ford design #3419B 'stubby' adj. screw. Your bands were made before the advent of Ford demountable bands. So the mfg. came up with that item. S...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library

Yes. All is well, the link on MTFCI homepage, 'Technical Library' index is working now with all the blue hot links to the library collection.
Thanks Madison, the webmaster for MTFCI.
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: changing bands
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: changing bands

And, if you don't have the new style stubby adj. screw, one can be made by threading an earlier hollow 3419, and placing a cut off threaded shank of a bolt, threaded into with LocTite, so that hollow screw becomes a stubby screw.

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by DanTreace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: changing bands
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: changing bands

Richard The Service Manual at paragraph #543 says to leave about 7/8" of an inch of the long low pedal shaft, at the shoulder. There is little difference of bands, other that the demountable ones have the left side lug that is removable. Since the earlier low pedal shaft runs all the way across bot...
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library

Just got message from MTFCI Webmaster who is alerted and she will begin investigation this evening after work. The homepage of www.modelt.org has link to Technical Library, and as of now isn't working right. Agree, the digital info is very helpful. Lucky to also have a CD version that was purchased ...
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dyke's manual take on main line fuse from 1925
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Dyke's manual take on main line fuse from 1925

That is why my T’s run both safety electrical systems, a main fuse and a VR.
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal joint pin length
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Universal joint pin length

Measures .275” x 1.5”

Odd size dia. Close to 9/32” but tad less, and Parts Books list it as 1.5” length but error on dia., as given to be 3/32” but that is clearly wrong :o
by DanTreace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oval exhaust pipe deflector
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: oval exhaust pipe deflector

Here are types available from Lang’s. The later style works great on my ‘27 touring

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by DanTreace
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Here's another version of pull chain mechanical starter from the dash.

Love the name......very appropriate.......think it would be a challenge to pull that handle sitting down behind the steering wheel :lol:




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by DanTreace
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 800

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

John

May be true. IMO, if the pans are in place it’s either a nice un-touched original Ford, or the owner is picky on the details, which may be good for the rest of the chassis. ;)
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Nix on new replacements, that center brake lamp socket is special animal, as it also feeds the tail lamp socket.

Your on your own to repair. :(
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 800

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Henry thought expense worth it so engine pans are on my T’s. Buttoned up for drives!

May help with airflow out the hood louvers too. Completes the engine compartment, otherwise when you lift the hood, the motor is hanging in space, with only the view of ugly pavement below :D
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions: moving a car with no engine.
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Suggestions: moving a car with no engine.

JRSpada4 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:46 am
tying up the wishbone and torque tube to the chassis be enough to move it?
Yep. Tie up the torque tube so it won't drag, same with wishbone, and don't forget the dangling steering drag link :)
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: Slow high speed.

Check first that the handbrake/clutch lever is fully forward and clutch is engaged. Sometimes floor board shifts and causes the handle to not fully release the clutch spring.. verify by looking up under to be sure the adj. bolt on the clutch lever arm clears the cam on the cross shaft. Then most lik...
by DanTreace
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 764

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

Did like the investigation detail and the process, well done. Most times the issues with slippage is flakes of rust, undercutting the clincher curve, leaving sharp clincher rim. With edge less than the 1/8" smooth rounded thickness, lets the tire casing gets rim cuts and can slip or worse. The only ...
by DanTreace
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork Gaskets
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: Cork Gaskets

There are no Model T motor kits with cork anymore.

But sheet cork gasket material (aviation grade) is made. I keep a roll in the drawer for making gaskets for things that don't have 'em. :)


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by DanTreace
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

In at least 1915, according to book, Ford Methods and Ford Shops , the steps of chassis assembly are numbered and noted, at step #78 for the Engine Assembly , "Tighten trans. cover to pan bolts, and put in cotter pins and oil" . Didn't specify how much oil. But this photo shows the 'oil measuring tu...
by DanTreace
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT glass
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: TT glass

This site has copy of Ford specs for T windshield and body glass, TT is listed.

http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/unknown-y ... _glass.pdf
by DanTreace
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3123

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Rebuilt the rear spring on the '25 Coupe, 8 leaf. Used 6" grinding pad, cleaned off rust, and rounded the contact edges of the leaf ends for good sliding. IMG_2388.jpg Now a coat of primer, that keeps rust stopped. Let that fast dry, then coated the contact surfaces with graphite paint. IMG_2400.jpg...
by DanTreace
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Whistle
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Exhaust Whistle

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by DanTreace
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

Bud Henry didn't fully oil the crankcase, why spend factory $$ on that! :shock: So Ford didn't have any oil of their own, the Factory Branches were noted in the Owner's Manual to ask them what type of oil was best to use. Owner's Manuals first 3 things are to add water, gas, and oil to the T before ...
by DanTreace
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizor
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Holley Vaporizor

1. The heater plate uses no gaskets, it needs contact for heat, and good flat surface contact.

2. Same float level as with the NH.

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by DanTreace
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Bendix noise?

Could be the spring loaded drift pin on the Bendix counterweight is missing or stuck. That little friction making piece keeps the Bendix gear from running forward on the screw shaft back into the ring gear. The knocking may be the gear running into the ring gear and bouncing back off. 703621.jpg
by DanTreace
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1927

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Looks like a bronze liner? Held with screwed down plates. One cap with liner shown in foreground with the crank. Don’t know if that’s good or bad.

More concern is no radius to the turned crankshaft journals.

Ford babbitt bearings last long enough for most T’s.
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody know what this is?
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Anybody know what this is?

That's just a regular T switch cut out of a Ford switch panel. Someone wanted to put only the switch on something, like a doodle bug or whatever. Lots of times you find switches cut off that way. Try this one on for size ;) IMG_3384.JPG And this, took the ammeter side off a panel and hammered the ha...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: The File mystery

Just about the right length to be a dip stick...... so old Buford grabbed the file off the bench, opened the lid and removed the gas cap. Stuck the file down to see gas level, you know a file has nice grooves to help see the fluid on the surface of that tool. But, Buford dropped it, as there was no ...
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

If you only need a few thousands off the new shaft, try sanding it down. Fit the threaded end into your power drill chuck, mount the drill in your vise jaws. Spin the shaft at good speed holding a folded over length of fine crocus cloth about 3/4" wide, several inches long to then pull it back and f...
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Luray Swap Meet

Brian

Kelly will have some friends join her too, Julia and I just booked for Luray. ;)
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-body followed me home!
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: T-body followed me home!

Brian

I see there a 'new' hay and feed hauler for your farm is about to be born. :D
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube valve stem cut off
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Tube valve stem cut off

The stem was still perfectly straight and stuck in the rim Could be the issue, those rubber valve stems have a taper and can stick in place too soon, and not be fully up into the rim. That can cause the tube to be 'suspended' just beneath the valve stem, and allow the tube to bunch just a bit, and ...
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is motor oil with graphite common?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Is motor oil with graphite common?

Arco did market a graphite oil in the late mid to late '70s as the gas prices jumped, tried to claim better milage. You won't find it on the shelves today. But you can find flake or powder graphite if you wanted to add it to your oil, but..... :o not your T! Bad on the magnets and magneto pickup. 41...
by DanTreace
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commercial Bodies for Ford Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Commercial Bodies for Ford Cars

Dennis

I was getting a crooked neck trying to read the copy :D

So here is up right version.


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by DanTreace
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3123

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Some clean bench time, rare thing in the garage, usually doing some greasy, gritty stuff. So received the plastic rebuild kit for the '25 coil box, and new brass screws, nuts, and porcelains, along with new bronze contacts. The old box had been restored in the past reusing contact and porcelains, an...
by DanTreace
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: VR or cutout

To tell if you have a VR, remove from generator, and look at the underside. The VR will have that tell-tale 'arrow point' notch in the underside, that is a purpose placed feature not found on any type of cut-out. 369601.jpg And, unless you have measured the output of your magneto to know it is weak ...
by DanTreace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script stamp. T era?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Ford script stamp. T era?

Tim From the stamping on this tool, and the aged finish, would believe it to be a real Ford part from Model T era. 537D5D89-45AD-4CA8-8C5B-63B70F79C92B_4_5005_c.jpeg Has 'Z' tool coding, known for Model T parts, and the DET. would be ' determiner ', then the ' 1 ', meaning the first numeral of a ser...
by DanTreace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script stamp. T era?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Ford script stamp. T era?

Interesting with the script and only the numeral 1. Intrigued on use. It seems to have 'Z' tool markings like Ford factory tools. Bruce's CD listing goes to 54 Z for a dealer part. Only a guess is that dealer used it for blank engine blocks, and the Ford was there to prove genuine, and the 1 as by l...
by DanTreace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(

Ryan That felloe is marked Hayes and has the notches for the Hayes fixed lug clincher rims, those are std. T supplied rims, and very easy to find. 30" x 3 1/2". Haynes demountable rim on Hayes notched felloe. 174DFF86-DB71-4D69-8EAB-D896000A520F.jpeg IMG_3222 (800x400).jpg Haven't seen any details o...
by DanTreace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?

This very original '15 body was at Chickasha a few years ago...

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Sure seems that the nut is under the frame, as there would be interference with the hood former if the castle nut was above.

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by DanTreace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 100 PSI Compression Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Source of 100 PSI Compression Gauge

Same here, the 300psi works for the T, unless you want so much accuracy, you better get an expensive pressure guage with certificate. I just use the normal low cost unit from say NAPA, and change the ends , as they are pipe threads, to a 1/2" male pipe thread for the adapter to Model T spark plug ho...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fried Ammeter
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: Fried Ammeter

Ryan That is typical of those small repro 26-'27 ammeters. The vendors source from mfg. who just makes the one version for Model A's that use positive ground. They do change the 30-0-30 to 20-0-20 face plate but the circuit inside the unit is still set for positive ground. The meter doesn't care wha...
by DanTreace
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 998

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

Bill The transmission drums are 7 1/2" in diameter. The shape of the band does impact the way the lining grips, so yes, I try to get the steel bands into shape by wrapping around a drum, and tapping with a ball pein hammer to get the band as round as possible, that ends up with around a 4" gap at th...
by DanTreace
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 998

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

First check that you fixed any out of round band. The proper way is to bend over a dia. of a drum or something and get the circle round so that before you re-line the band, the lugs are approx. 3 1/2" to 4" apart. That ensures you have round bands. Bands that are not ready for re-lining, note how wi...
by DanTreace
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

Many ways to build your pickup bed box. Most old time ones feature flare boards mounted above the side boards, and use angled metal straps to support. Here was my first T years ago, red oak bed made with assistance of a local carpenter, who shaped a curved board to fit the body sweep at the backseat...
by DanTreace
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measurements on Auxiliary Transmission Support U Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Measurements on Auxiliary Transmission Support U Bolts

Terry

Don't have any measure, but this photo is from eBay on one listed now.

Maybe you can extrapolate the length of the U bolts from this photo.

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by DanTreace
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is the length of a 1912 Torpedo roadster steering column vs a 1911 steering column?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: what is the length of a 1912 Torpedo roadster steering column vs a 1911 steering column?

1911 3500C (T5005). Now 56” long but similar to 1910. 3500B (T900B). For Town Cars, 51” length. 3500D (T979). For Torpedo Runabouts, 60” length. 1912-1914 3500C (T5005). 56” long, on all cars. A new design, the column was mounted 3/4” lower at the firewall than in 1911, requiring a new steering bra...
by DanTreace
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

A later touring car threaded rear fender mount works too on a cut-off touring for mounting the rear fenders, since you won't have a runabout type mount to the frame. The cut-off body allows the side boards to mate with the body line, for smooth look. Just find a pair of metal uprights from an old to...