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by DanTreace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Allan That happened in 2018, as Coker retired. The management team stayed in place, no changing to the company, in fact, it is growing still. Coker Tire Company is a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company that manufactures and sells vintage-style Michelin, Firestone, BF Goodrich and Uniroyal bias-ply ...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Joseph

Yes. That would be correct.

DIdn't take time to fact check, was on memory mode, which is in this non social contact time has my mind in quarantine :shock:

The deep flange is the later B suffix, and the last 1926-'27 long hub for the thin row radiator also has that deep flange.
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Looks un-usable IMO. The alum. pulley is the earlier style, in poor condition, those have the deep flange, the later have more crown and shallow flanges. The arm would be correct. But the rest is junk, non-stock fan. An unknown bolt running thru the pulley, likely the fan shaft is worn or missing. Y...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Headlight problems

Max The rather simple explanation of what is occurring with one lamp staying on and the other removed, is that bulb is a modern grounded to the base type bulb. The Ford magneto series used a magneto bulb that was insulated from the metal base, and did not ground at the socket. It was double contact,...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wicker Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Wicker Model T

And...those spiral wicker wheel discs must look hypnotic when rolling along, bet it scares cats and dogs :o
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car torched in 1932 Athens transport strike
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Car torched in 1932 Athens transport strike

Also has accessory front spring support with 2 extra u clamps over the front crossmember. As the rear hubs on the large drum axle are wire wheel hubs, one could guess that a tire got flat, didn't have a 21" replacement handy in 1932, so to keep going just pulled the wire wheel front hub, off the spi...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

Robert Don't know of any parts being made today for the Hall mfg. Ford/D-B/or other. The only pieces are the cork gasket set. Years ago you could get both reproduction glass lens, but no more. So you have to cannibalize an old Hall type for guts. Finding the red lens and the clear curved license gla...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

Miss read the question! Thought drum headlamps. For the rear tail lamp, the Ford accessory Stop/Tail, that was made by the same company that provided the Dodge Bros. lamp too. So all the parts of the DB Lamp fit the Ford accessory. None of the parts of the early Model A Duolamp fit the Ford T access...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

James Many aftermarket mfg. of those drum style lamps made specific for the Ford. By putting the 'updated look' on the T, made your stand out from the crowd. Some rather nice ones came on the Mercury and other speedsters. Some were rather plain, some had nickel rims or double rims, front and back. W...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

As posted, the backrest spring does need to hug tight to the lower body panel, to make room for the finished seat spring. Photo is 1915 with seat unit spring upholstery removed, and showing where ends of hinge for the gas tank panel cover (missing) would mount, so you can see the backrest is indeed ...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: 1917 Upholstery

These two photos saved off a forum post , of a partially deconstructed 1917 touring, might help.
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by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the early hub wrench painted?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Was the early hub wrench painted?

That very early 1909-1910 hub cap wrench was purchased outside and perhaps the mfg. did some finish to it, seems no early records on that detail. Practice for a tool of this nature, for supply to automotive market would be some finish IMO, and certainly no finish and left to rust. Best guess would b...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: two questions.

Andre Great rebuild work, you made good from a pretty nasty smash. Nice looking T now. As for the front end, your photos shows the correct '19 and later spindle arms, for the under axle wishbone set up. But your spindle connecting rod or tie rod is indeed the '18 and earlier, and will be too long to...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Just curious

Well, seems like enough in the day didn't like to polish brass.....paint it black :lol:


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When did the pan nose support change
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: When did the pan nose support change

Just as Joe posted.


From Bruce's C-D Encyclopedia:

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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

Ditto on careful inspection of the clincher rim edge. IMO, sandblast after inspection of a good candidate for re-use, and inspect again, then prep and paint to keep the metal preserved for the next generation. Many of the rims still around today have suffered rust--away , large flakes gone and the c...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Dallas Just glad you posted your lamp, haven't ever seen one since seeing the adv. years ago, always thought what a novel design! The socket may have to have ground to work that lamp. Back in the day were made double or single pole male plugs, and the female sockets to match, normally made flush mou...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: two questions.

Andre All the front components on the wrecked chassis appear to all be later versions, after 1918 , so as long as you stay with the later parts, things should work out, saying too that the frame and front crossmember were brought back to std. Ford dimensions. The parts on the wreck are later under a...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: two questions.

The headlamp push/pull switch mounts to the dash board. Here is a photo: IMG_20191215_131914.jpg IMG_2542.JPG The front end parts are different over years of mfg. So you should identify what parts are now to know if they will interchange. Early tie rod to 1918 has right end fixed forged ball, later ...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 1
Views: 171

New speedometer and tach

If you haven't read the update, just yesterday, from John Regan on the Forum Classified Parts page, you can see the details from him. Happily was one of the 'test mules' of this new item from JLR Products, LLC, back in March of 2016. The neat thing is it is operated solely by the Ford flywheel magne...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear straps, touring
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: rear straps, touring

R.V Thanks, about all to add is the fabric woven cotton straps you make have the proper buckle and the D-ring. This install, by a previous forum post, shows that D-ring on the rear top L prop rod, anchoring the end of the strap, the other end is looped thru that footman loop on the wood bow. 241688....
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Topless /UU\
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Going Topless /UU\

Yes, is the one of the prototypes or first assembled new Model T, Henry rode in it for testing. Mud still on the car. Piquette Ave. plant


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Dallas

That is a real nice one, cover goes over the bulb for tool box safe storage. Love it!

Have seen this version in Western Auto, 1923 print catalog. LIKE!


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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Mark

Hardly any auto accessory today can't be found by tracing it's roots in the Model T era of thousands of new devices :D

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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library

Rob

So interesting, thanks for posting, esp. the year end Sept 1908 summary.

Such good detail, and to those bean counters who just tabulate, bet they had no idea those tiny 2 sale units of the new ‘T’ ; that ended at loss of $32.42 , would be the future of fantastic revenue!
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Here’s a clip-on style. Uses single contact socket, easy to just clip the wire end to any hot terminal.

Reflector has ball swivel for directing the light.

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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prop Nut Question
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Prop Nut Question

Mark The parts book calls out that 3624X Top Prop Nut as black japanned. Would think Ford used rather plain versions. However there is part 9677X , '15-'18 as Top Prop Nut for coupe and town car. Maybe fancy rimmed edge? Canada had own part 10069 Top Prop Nut, '20-'22 for the one man top. Scan0672.J...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Painted Parts Storage

David Same here, wrapped enamel painted parts and when un-wrapped could see round 'bubbles' on the shiny paint. Think the best is to really let the painted parts cure fully, degassing, for enamel would be a couple of weeks IMO. Then wrap in butcher paper, then some bubble for outer protection. Once ...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How about Half a T?
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: How about Half a T?

Neat little 2 cyl. Ford T :D That is something!

Kinda brought back memory of this 'Half Pint' Model T that was offered at Hershey in 2015.

Was strolling and looking, and had to do a double take, that wheel base sure was smaller :o Just had to take photos!

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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear straps, touring
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: rear straps, touring

This sketch is from Feb. 1922 Ford Owner Dealer, so likely a sketch of the touring tops of 1920-1922 so it should be helpful. Dimensions from center lines.

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by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

Generally all the early tail lamps were made with a green light to the outside, as indicator of moving vehicle, a white light to illuminate the presence of a license plate, and red danger light projecting to the rear, to warn approaching drivers. Definitions from automobile terms , Horseless Age , 1...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

The rationale perhaps was deciding on green for a tail lamp, early autos used green for tail lamp color, then later red became common. In practice, the kerosene flame burns yellow, so when projected thru a blue lens, the exit light is green. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/648395.html?14...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: Tired of sitting around

Bead of silicone may work, haven't tried that. But use a wrap or two of good ole friction tape, that fills the gap and prevents rattles as the repro caps are a bit undersize. A long screw driver or wood dowel used to bend over the tabs, typically do just every other one. Cap held firm by wheel weigh...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Ignition Keys

Keith Thanks for the photo of the Briggs and Stratton logo and pieces and the Key Board of their mfg. Hanging on it are some '<>' diamond marked keys. Could be, however, I don't claim to be an starter ignition key expert. Have collected many dozens and traded or sold some #'s and marker's marks. For...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Ignition Keys

Stu

Those Ford ignition keys with the diamond logo are Culver-Stearns Mfg.

You probably find these most common as the company was a huge maker of auto electrical parts since forming in 1911.
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by DanTreace
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Tudor tail light question
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 26 Tudor tail light question

Standard tail lamp, 'tea cup' style. The license plate bracket is made for the metal cup housing, uses wire retainer. The glass cup goes inside the metal cup, and covered with plastic red lens on top, plastic is exposed. IMG_4578.JPG $(KGrHqIOKiIE3zdNElOsBOIdODLSjQ~~_3.jpg Of course to mount the lic...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 license plate clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: 26-27 license plate clamps

Have found the reproduction A clamps to be satisfactory. Here is Ford #15 millon with Ford accessory license clamps, note how they hang. ModelT1 copy 2.jpg On this accessory bar, the clamps hang, and the bolt goes thru the license slot, period plate. IMG_1621.jpg Or, if you found old aftermarket ver...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Headlight problems

Carson Your dash terminal block wiring is odd. There should be just 6 wires from the Switch 7 wire loom going to the top of the terminal strip, the 7th Blue wire in the switch loom is Coil switch terminal to the coil box. IMG_3796 (700x525).jpg The 6 wires (Left to Right) are Yellow/Black- Generator...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Headlight problems

From your headlamp photo, appears the wire just is pulled away from the socket. To fix, twist off the threaded cap, and expose the end of the socket, use a tiny screw driver and back out the retention screw. Insert the wire, then tighten the screw. Don't back that little screw all the way, easy to l...
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Inner Axle bearings

Harold

Correctly stated could have been better, but was referring to the inner Hyatt’s.

Ford Service, Chapter XV, Overhauling Rear Axle, para. 616: “lubricate bearings with cup grease”

IMO better to lube any new dry bearing surfaces in sub assemblies.
by DanTreace
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Have always used Permatex 2 on T engine gaskets for over 50 years, nothing better IMO. And coating both sides of the gasket too. If un-even metal surfaces a dab more in the obvious depressions before aligning the gasket. Been in use since 1918 and lots of T motors got leaks fixed that way from just ...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Inner Axle bearings

The book says to add cup grease. Usually a smear on the rollers and some to hold the washers together. Or many times have slipped the Hyatt in 600W, and wiped some of that heavy grease into the new sleeves, don't want those new sleeves dry, and then some on the washers too. Really helps more to put ...
by DanTreace
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Rod Support Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Brake Rod Support Brackets

‘14-‘15 supports have a flat arm that wraps over and under the brake rod.

‘16 and later that arm is stamped and reinforced at the bend just like the curved u-shaped that wraps the radius rod.
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Model T ammeters

Tiffany (no relation to the jeweler) was a maker of lamps and things for autos, the fender light is one.
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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

Seems new caps then weren’t too cheap either!

.15 cents in 1922 is $2.55 today :lol:
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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 touring body info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: 26-27 touring body info needed

Sheri Door checks weren't used on the open cars. If you want to add them, a neat way is single slot oval head screws, nickel with nickel oval trim washers. Stainless steel look just like new nickel and won't ever tarnish ;) IMG_3866 (640x480).jpg On my '27 put sewn vinyl straps under the kickpanel a...
by DanTreace
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Model T ammeters

So Dan, were there non-script ammeters installed in the factory as original equipment or are they always replacement units? Mark If you meant the small 26-27 shown with the switch panel in my first post, that is a 'fixed-up' meter from Ben Martin. Ben used new guts from a reproduction and used the ...
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

A company has tooled up and makes reproduction caps, but real pricey for a set of 3 :(

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BOYCO-Emblem-L ... SwDN1UQuuu
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vendors, Events and other links
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Vendors, Events and other links

Top upper left of the forum pages, just click on HOME
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Jim

Don't think that piece is part of official tool kit. Was just noting what would be appropriate for Model A. Sourced that photo online.

https://mafca.com/tqa_tools.html
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Wind wings

This new 1926 touring has the wind wings fitted, photo may help too.


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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Wind wings

While no glass dimensions are given in the Service Bulletin, you might get close to extrapolate them from the sketch and measures of the clamp placements.


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by DanTreace
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Terry

The A kits came with the grease gun, this kit is appropriate for an 1928 Model A



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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Model T ammeters

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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Model T ammeters

Early styles were elaborate. When Ford started adding electrical, likely lots of suppliers to keep up with sales demands.

Here are a few, one of the earlier suppliers was Hoyt.

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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Those Alemite types were common only in later '20's as std. on some cars. The Model T stayed with spring lid oilers and dope cups for grease, all hand loaded, the T didn't come with a grease gun. In 1924 Alemite® was purchased by Stewart Warner®, and within a couple of years, passenger cars were equ...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 vs 1927 touring
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: 1924 vs 1927 touring

'24-'25 touring: 6' 8 3/4" H x 5' 7 1/2" W x 12' 2" L. (top down)

'26-'27 touring: 6' 3 1/2" H x 5' 7 1/2" W x 12' 2" L (top down). 11' 3" L (top up)
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 touring body info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: 26-27 touring body info needed

Last photo showing fitted rear.

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by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 touring body info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: 26-27 touring body info needed

Here are some photos 100_2487 (2).jpg Hip pads in rear seat are fitted first, then hang the backrest spring from the wood support, and fit the rear backrest covering, tacks to lower wood. 100_2489.JPG Most of the front and rear seat wood placed, (missing is the upper tack rail on the rear seat upper...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4310

Re: Chickasha Status

Meet is called off. Is to be done at some future date. Was all packed to head out tomorrow. Oh well, some other time. :(
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

Must go fast enough to burst the fan belt into two pieces.

It’s been repaired with Pop rivets :D


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by DanTreace
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 702

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Grady Very nice TT project and welcome. Most all ‘work’ trucks over the years had parts removed and replaced. Close examine of your pictures seems to show a ‘26-‘27 engine , seen in one photo is the support straps to the frame from the hogshead, later wide pedals later style NH carb with combo choke...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crystal timer
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Crystal timer

Ring is still shown in Lang’s online catalog. Give em a call.
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by DanTreace
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

Re: model t tire rims

NO. Any temporary fit will last for a short ride down the road and then this will happen. 570302.jpg 570303.jpg Un-safe at any speed. Your clincher rim must be 1/8" thick at the edges (width of a ball point pen nose) and smooth! Bad rim Bad rim, do not use! IMG_3431 (1280x960) (700x525) (660x495).jpg
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Numbers-matching 26 Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: Numbers-matching 26 Touring

Jake As others posted, matching frame number and engine block on a T made after Dec 1925 (when frame stamps were first done) is nice, and there are many out there that have same. As for extra value, well no. Top value would come from all the parts being from the same are very near production date of...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2792

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Pics are sideways as usual posting from IPhone. Only a problem here. Yes, seems weird, but have found a fix. On the iPhone, prior to posting your photo, open image, then click EDIT , click the rectangle crop icon , ,then, on top of the edit page, click on the rotate image arrow icon , then rotate t...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heavy conn rods
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Heavy conn rods

Two types of heavy rods, C -type , pre-1915 have bore of 1 1/2" with 1/8" thick babbitt.

B-type, 1915-early 1920 heavy rods have same bore as the light rods (late 1920 and on), bore of those is 1 3/8" with 1/16" thick babbitt.
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: radiator prices

Having used both, the Berg's is a very well built radiator, for me only real thing is it isn't Ford design tanks, and he uses an available , but good, long neck casting for the upper inlet. That part is different, and have experienced hose connections to be more difficult because that neck is smalle...
by DanTreace
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2792

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Arriving from N FL, via south GA, total miles 1,243.
by DanTreace
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 1370

Re: windshield glass

Haven’t bought new repro channel, but all my ‘23-‘25 windshield original channels fit 6mm (1/4”) safety laminate just fine. Glass shop did last one, have also used Mac’s pieces on my ‘23. It was 1/4”.

Would think these later reproduction channels should be made to original 1/4” ;)
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler Arm Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Hassler Arm Questions

The Hassler instructions state to be sure the name plates face front, to identify L and R. B23DCB59-7D06-434C-B520-F8C711914356_4_5005_c.jpeg Without comparing each, there may indeed be casting features that are different, like the rebound peg to be sure it centers. And of course the oilers out fron...
by DanTreace
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do the rear end, torque tube and radius rods need to be assembled vertically?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Do the rear end, torque tube and radius rods need to be assembled vertically?

No issues doing it that way. Actually easier to fit the radius rods as threaded ends go first into the tube , with nuts backed off to fit the yokes. But assembly of the right hand axle housing will take care to keep thrusts and steel washers from falling with gravity, adding grease to surface can he...
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1503

Re: Ignition key stolen!

Key is chain secured.

Keeps quick passerby from pocketing 'em. :) Always in place for fast get away. 8-)
Never known to fall into the transmission abyss when adjusting the brake and reverse bands. :o

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by DanTreace
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tips n tricks on installing curved wood pieces top bows...
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: tips n tricks on installing curved wood pieces top bows...

Older post on ways of doing the curved wood pieces in the later Irons: Scroll to Dec 1.


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11 ... 1291318078
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Coils(and other factors as carb adjustment, and mechanicals) and Vehicle Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 482

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

Performance IMO includes, easy start, motor idles with no miss, low engages smooth without jerking stumbles from engine strain, good acceleration, pulling hills without engine miss or spit and smooth running down the road, coil box ticking over with sweet sounds of all 4 cylinders working as a team....
by DanTreace
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto light questions
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Magneto light questions

The dimmer was used with the combo light/horn switch first 1918 model year, dimmer on dash. Later ignition /light switch on dash, the dimmer sat in place of the ammeter on magneto only T's up to 1927. Older post with some factual info: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/175960.html?1292375409
by DanTreace
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crossing the Yuba river
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Crossing the Yuba river

The photo is one of many from the Donner Pass trek with that Model T. Rear tires wrapped with rope for moving in snow and ice.

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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1932

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Robert You need the set of four shims, they go under the 4 bolts that hold the magneto coil ring to the back of the block. Lots of trial and error, even if you have done a few. Just take your time for a satisfactory alignment to get the gaps at the top and bottom of the flywheel magnets. Use of the ...
by DanTreace
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tail light wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: tail light wiring

Service Bulletin

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Running wire on spare tire carrier bracket
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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1932

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Couldn’t find yet any factory photos of trans mounting but Ford had so many special fixtures on the engine assembly line. Service Bulletin pictured one man holding trans and flywheel on one knee and mounting it that way, but would be for service away from factory. The schedule of steps in engine ass...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

New driveshaft sticks on the way into the new reproduction U-joint. IMG_7944 (550x413).jpg Arthur Have the same fitting issues with reproduction parts, it happens. We can't go get NOS factory parts anymore, but sure glad reproductions are available. Of course in a perfect world, new parts would fit...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Old photo- question the date though?

OK, looked like big Packard, but some other big touring that sported a scalloped radiator and hood were the Pope-Toledo and the Thomas.

From the low hanging curved front axle, low headlamps, bet now that auto is a Thomas.

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by DanTreace
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Old photo- question the date though?

The large auto is likely a Packard Model 30.

The T doesn't have a visible crank handle down, so I say it is an early water pump T. ;)

Click on photo to enlarge.
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by DanTreace
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: high compression head modification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: high compression head modification ?

Guess that would depend on what your need of speed and power for the T. Have the Prus head on my '27 touring, and love its performance in flat Florida. Think just having more umpth over stock Ford iron head with high compression head would make things happy. Have to say, reaching high altitude didn'...
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Tool Box on Ebay now.
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Running Board Tool Box on Ebay now.

Yes you can, find a good locksmith and they can duplicate key, if the lock is still operable. Sometimes the locks are rusted too bad. As for the eBay tool box, it is too big to place on the T running board. Took a comparison photo of my 9" box with the Ford Service book riding in the lid, you can se...
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Tool Box on Ebay now.
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Running Board Tool Box on Ebay now.

Generally you may pay $30 to $50 for a good tool box. Just be sure you get the right size, if you are fitting to the running board. The better widths are 8" to 9"max. Heights 6 1/2" to 7" or so. That one on eBay seems too big for a T running board. IMG_1229 (800x582).jpg IMG_1227 (701x800).jpg
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts

Mark

That should do it, just add oil :) The T really likes oil, everywhere, and will cast it off regularly.

Those metal discs sitting tight together dry won't want to spin on each other's faces :shock:

The valves are likely newer, so that is good news for you too!
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts

Could be just older caps found that were already marked, some re-babbitt those and leave old scratch marks there anyway. Refresh rings might be good idea, and check the valves, if original they have two holes on the top for the old time valve grinding tools, those original Ford valves are iron head ...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts

Welcome to the Forum Good you marked the cap and rod positions, just keep them in the same relation, don't be tempted to flip them over. They have been running in pairs in the same location for years, keep em there ;) Doing a bit of fitting if any shims are there is good use of the Plastigage or you...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Brake Rods

Yes the large brake drum '26-'27 rods are shorter and straight because the longer brake lever at the larger backing plate is farther forward than on the small drum ('25 and earlier) shorter lever backing plate.

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by DanTreace
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lizzie’s grandchild
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Lizzie’s grandchild

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And the great grand pickup, the Lightning, a bit faster than Grandpa T!
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?
Replies: 18
Views: 961

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

Yes. The horn holding head bolt is #15. Just cropped the Ford Service page too much. Note next line about the horn head bolt. 6B8C699D-6DB0-4496-9504-AA211FABCF3A.jpeg Earlier in the Chapter the one head ‘horn’ bolt 15 is removed and the paragraph continues about removing the balance of the 14 bolts...
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?
Replies: 18
Views: 961

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

As noted in Ford Service, always torque first the center bolts, gasket has thinnest walls between #1 & #2 and # 3 & #4 cylinders, helps prevent common blow out there. Sequence the others on perimeter.
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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

My experience with Z head was some of the pistons caused interference, needed to grind away some alum at the lip inside the Z head. The Z combustion chamber is ‘as cast’, and each chamber is slightly different. Shaving the head may cause issues. Changed out the Z and installed a Prus head, really si...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasaw Dates
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Chickasaw Dates

Ken's Steak and Ribs, worth the drive to Amber, OK. -yum
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Shackle
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Rear Shackle

Steve


Sent you a PM

Good advice from Mr. Thrifty. :D