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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to ream spindle bushings?
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: How to ream spindle bushings?

By the time you have beat the old bushings out, they are out of shape both I.D and O.D, most times I use a tap and drive it in the old bushing and then punch it out. Useless as a guide. IMG_8929 (520x416).jpg Best to have the nice 'step' long reamer. Place both new bushings in the spindle. Then sta...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Crank Handle

Just for more interest, factory print on the alum handle with the lathe turning, note the finish comments as 'Black Enamel' Last rev date is Jan 1912 :D
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Typical cast aluminum handle:
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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Desperately need pictures of a 1909 T roadster buggy rail top installation
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Desperately need pictures of a 1909 T roadster buggy rail top installation

These may help on the seat irons, shots of my reproduction '09, may not be totally factory. Two long irons on each side, and two shorter irons on the backrest. The buggy rail bolts to these irons. 100_3580.jpg buggy rail supports .jpg buggy rail outer view forum.jpg buggy rail forum.jpg The top pro...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about the height of cowl gas tank
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Question about the height of cowl gas tank

The tank rides below the cowl, only close spot is the gutter that surrounds the gas cap, it directs spillage on the top of the tank to the ground.
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 556

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Vern Guess one could do anything to the T steering column. But any wiggle at the quadrant/steering case needs to be fixed. IMO, remove the old rivets, inspect the column for any crack, then replace the re-finished case using factory method of riveting. Of course, welding is one way :) welded up loo...
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 92
Views: 5089

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Larry Thanks for the info, wish I have a good photo of the attachments for the '25 bed. The '26 bed differs as it has an outward flange that rides on top of the runabout all metal side sill, with long bolts vertical. As I understand, the '25 bed has 'aprons' on the side that wrap down the outside of...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 556

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Just too Henry I am. Rivets are best at the quadrant. Threaded screws or bolts, nuts, lock washers, can wiggle loose within the holes of the soft brass case, and all will protrude and would snag my hand, at times reaching under the quadrant. Smooth rivet head there is better. My use is a pneumatic ...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

Bill Just this afternoon, changed the oil in Nellie the '23 cutoff. Part of each oil change is to pull the inspection cover and see what's in the oil screen. Mine is modified with larger holes (using a simple step-drill) and I do think it adds more oil to the bands that way. And the screen still do...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 556

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Robert Have used many of these rivets from Lang’s. They are all 5/32” like original. Catalog states .155” and mine on hand mike the same, including the original with its now flatted and angled head from rivet set. Passes snug into original quadrant holes. Mike the rivets you got, they may be off, sh...
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 556

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Ford part # 3510, Factory No. 5041, Steering Gear Quadrant Rivet, 5/32" x 1 1/4".

Price List of Parts, March 1, 1920 lists above size. Price List of Parts, Aug.1, 1926 lists the same part.
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Here is an accessory belly strap for the Warford, seems to be a fairly easy piece to duplicate today.



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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Frank I use these on two of my T's. They help by giving better support to the engine crankcase. My '27 doesn't need a belly strap, as Ford recognized the need for this support, and added bosses to the rear of the block, with angled supports going to the engine frame mount bolts. On my T's Ford part...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

Dom That script just confirmed to the buyer, it was a genuine Ford block, ready to be assembled by the dealer shop or another repair shop back then. Ford must have figured that was needed to guarantee the buyer. There were ''spurious" parts out there by golly. :o Image 1-21-21 at 9.28 PM.jpeg Or pe...
by DanTreace
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1184

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Wallace

Here's an adv. on that Universal wire wheel.

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by DanTreace
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Wire Wheels
Replies: 35
Views: 1184

Re: Unknown Wire Wheels

Looks a match all right.


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by DanTreace
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Battery
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: Ford Battery

The later all rubber case Ford battery came out in 1924, and there is a 1927 Service Bulletin on care and feeding. The wood box battery was earlier.

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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Thanks R.V.

Remember that I carried the super restored early coil box from Luray to FL for your customer, peeked at the top side of the coils and the points didn't look the same.

Haven't seen that 'spike' on a T coil before :oops:

Then again, I'm more of a black Ford era guy ;)
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions

These should help you, pieces for all but Fordor: All '26-'27 used webbing pads above the tank. Only some '26 used webbing pads behind the tank. You can tell by holes punched in the cowl face for these pair of pads. Firewall pads.jpg DCP_2961 (526x478) (526x478) (526x478) (500x454) (499x453).jpg Th...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

Yes Allan Those were Technicore small drum brakes, friend with a fine 1911 has these on the rear housing, no changes to the axle or wheel, just a tiny steel line is seen, he says they are great for stopping! Sadly, no longer produced, developer abandoned I think due to low sales, price was hefty fo...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Electric fence coils typically have an added long glass tube and ball bearing that bounces up and back, completing contact, so the coil points don't hit fast, to preserve battery and the charge to the fence wires only has to cycle slowly. There were many early cars that used trembler coil units, th...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

I'm curious Dan T. - how did you determine that Ruckstell (mfg.) installed a drain on that housing ? I have seen a "boss" in the housing casting but never a "factory" plug - I've built over a dozen Ruckstells & have yet to find a housing with a factory drain. Assumed to be mfg. installed, maybe thi...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: more 26/27 fuel tank mounting questions

That molded fiberboard gas tank insulator for the '27 cars is a very nice reproduction, fits fine. The earlier Improved Car just used two strips of webbing that were riveted at 4 places to the cowl. You can tell if you car is later, as those tiny 4 holes will be missing from the upper face of the c...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: 1915 San Francisco

To add, Ford already had some experience in building cars with his layout assembly of parts and personnel. This photo is from the Michigan State Fair in 1914, so Ford easily duplicated this effort in front of the public in San Francisco in 1915 !

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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: 1915 San Francisco

Herb Thanks for posting that video link, excellent and fun to watch. As for the Ford assembly line at the Expo, here is some past posting by Hap Tucker: According to page 31 of Lorin Sorenson's book it is from the San Francisco public library. If it was taken on the opening day that would confirm t...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 patent plate
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: 26/27 patent plate

Not commonly known, the same patent plate is used in 1925 on the inside right side of firewall. It is held on by two cowl lacing rivets. Larry All the later original patent plates are held with 'drive screws' or else a type of std. rivet. Have not seen 'tangs' of a split cowl type lacing rivet agai...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23T crank pulley pin
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: 23T crank pulley pin

Ford Service instructs and shows photo of cotter hole in the crank pulley pin, at the big hole end. Place the crank pulley pin into the large pulley hole, with the cotter hole of that pin up, facing the large pulley hole. That cotter keeps the crank pulley pin from protruding out, wearing the fan b...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

Allan

IMO, take that unknown rear axle apart and clean, inspect for old worn or about to bust Babbitt thrust washers, or other parts, replace, clean, assemble with modern seals. Then refill with fluid 600w.
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

Dan. Does running the T create enough friction to warm the rear end oil? I would think that using a heat lamp or heat gun would warm the oil more efficiently than running the T. Jim Patrick Jim Yes. The action of a warmed up T will cause a rise in temp in the operating systems. Draining engine oil ...
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

Henry didn't add a drain, only a fill hole. The Instruction Book states to check (every 1,000 miles) and add if level is low. I do that each annual inspection, and add if needed, most times none is needed with modern inner seals. If your rear axle drips and leaks, then check more often. Now if you ...
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 92
Views: 5089

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Lang's cat. # 351. The set of trim screws are oval head nickel plate.
by DanTreace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 patent plate
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: 26/27 patent plate

Center low on the cowl panel, inside compartment, you will find two small holes punched there for the rivets to secure the patent plate.






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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

Perhaps users of this modern repro of an original accessory can comment on successful use. To me, adjustment of brake and reverse is more satisfying by removing the inspection cover, viewing lining or drum wear, most times revolve with starter slowly a few 'bumps' to also look for drum issues. The r...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TRANSMISSION DRUMS
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: NEW TRANSMISSION DRUMS

John Installed new J&M ductile cast iron drums in my '27, and used new wood linings as choice since the drums were new. Some wear noticed using wood linings. Had about 6K on these when I pulled the wood linings. The worn low band wood lining was the reason to pull the bands. Changed to Kevlar, and ...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another 1927 Engine Paint Color Question
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Another 1927 Engine Paint Color Question

Would suppose black, can't tell for sure on the real 15th million, shown below, the upper outlet seems as cast, but was likely painted black, same with the lower inlet and the metal pipe, as those parts were added to the block last. 15th mil engine close .jpg The 15th million today, but the car has ...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires--What is needed on steel wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Tires--What is needed on steel wheels?

Rim strip on Ford wire wheel, strip fits into the drop center well. 2019-03-23 16.39.11.jpeg Also, never put flaps into drop center wire wheels, the flap will only partially conform to the well, and will make it very difficult if not all most impossible to remove the tire. The well being filled with...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homemade Manifold oven
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Homemade Manifold oven

Another’s custom made cooker, note nice lid and how the cooker is stepped to also assist hanging and get full heat contact.
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Or ammo can ... :)

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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homemade Manifold oven
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Homemade Manifold oven

Or just hang a metal box from the exhaust manifold. A cheap $5 empty steel ammo can is narrow enough to fit and has a hinged snap lid. Remove the rubber gasket from the lid. Add some metal L shaped straps to hang behind the manifold , with bolts or pop rivets to the backside of the can. You could ev...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome head countersunk screws
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Dome head countersunk screws

Allan Correct on that, here in the USA we always refer as oval head. There are smaller versions known as trim oval , bit flatter on the oval and countersunk. The oval head are correct for Ford metal dash screw depressions, and metal switch** panel depressions. Head styles.jpeg ** Except the early 19...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Part - 1924
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Unknown Part - 1924

Yes, one for each side of the stanchion to dash panel, on the lower machine screw. The gap at the dash is very tight and a wrench cannot be used, so that long length nut is a 'jam' and 'spacer' nut, (Part # 1307RX. {23-25}), fits into the gap and resists moving as you tighten the oval head screw. T...
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome head countersunk screws
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Dome head countersunk screws

Lang’s cat. # 671, nickel plated correct oval head machine screws and square nuts. $2.95 set. SS ones from other sources like Restorationstuff.com look like nickel when buffed on a wheel and won’t tarnish.
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Talk about Chickasha!
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Let's Talk about Chickasha!

Just got off the phone to Susie Ersland, yes the swap is on! And she said I could post this info: .... that at this moment they are printing the 2021 "windchill" stickers. If you were paid registered for 2020 that was cancelled, you will get your 2021 stickers in the mail by next week! Told her our...
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Block with No Serial?
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Another Block with No Serial?

A 1919 number pad or boss should look like this 1919:


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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts ID
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Parts ID

That gear is sized and same tooth count as Ford screw jack, could be from one of those?

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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-403B timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: T-403B timing cover

Reproduction of the early front plate for the small dia. 2-piece timer case of 1909. Part #3009, Factory # T-403B. Used ‘09-‘10. (after the first 2500)
by DanTreace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

Dan, what Service Bulletin issue has the article on block stamping? I have a complete set, and all I can find is an issue that lists the motor numbers used for given years. The picture and instructions are from April 1, 1919 Service Bulletin. Another ref. about not grinding off old numbers in re-st...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl lacing 26/27
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Cowl lacing 26/27

No hook like an A. Been a while, but recall slipping in a piece of busted hack saw blade or something as the backing bar to force the split tangs of the rivet to seat on the backside. Those lower holes are a bear, the others are OK, if you have the gas tank out! Think I used an ice pick to make the...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Touring car

The 1st photo of that 1915 with Firestone wheels, has a bunch more accessories! Tilting windshield, hand Klaxon horn in addition to the stock Ford bulb, dogbone rad. cap, spare tire casing bracket on the running board, and a lap robe rail on the front seat back rest! Nice ride in 1915, the woman ow...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop light
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Stop light

Here is adv. for that style stop lamp for the '24-'27 tail lamp/license bracket assembly.

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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: ID car ?

Think it’s a 1917 Liberty 10-B 4 passenger roadste


.....well that was not it! 😬 oops.
by DanTreace
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

That aged zinc cap with split easy with a small chisel. Tap it on the side, and the threaded ring will break away. Then pry it up with a small blunt tool. The pieces will be big. As Jack posted, any small pieces that could fall in will flush out fine when cleaning the old tank insides. Old zinc cap...
by DanTreace
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

Adam

To me it’s helpful to have the numeral very visible by tapering away the punch sides at those steep angles. That shape helps to see where to stamp the next number beside the last one. Like the belt holder used by this guy!

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by DanTreace
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

Factory stamps varied, but some are fairly nice, on this photo the skilled stamper is using a metal guide, for a very important engine, all other stamping was free hand, typically with a skilled worker on that task. IMG_9502.JPG Here is the dedicated stamping worker in 1915, one view shows his box ...
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Music
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Model T Ford Music

A bunch were written about the Ford T. Most famous likely ‘Little Ford Rambled Right Along’ and on the You Tube link below, my favorite: ‘On the Old Back Seat of the Henry Ford’. https://youtu.be/A7KdrzH4WtU Just some of the sheet music over the years. BAB1F62B-7F6C-49FD-9AFB-F85A1C8365DE.jpeg
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo Brass Horn Tubing Vendor
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Repo Brass Horn Tubing Vendor

Got some tubing from Restoration Supply in S. Cal a few years ago. Worked fine on my faux ‘09, stiff enough, cord wrapped to make it air tight for horn.

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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Had to split one open once and pull the pieces to remove. Original caps are zinc pot metal and threads lock to the steel tank fitting if left for years fastened in place :?
by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutaway Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Cutaway Carburetor

Think this is other side of that Kingston, at GA swap meet today.

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And a barn fresh ‘23 , owner asking $4000, complete less top and rims/tires.
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by DanTreace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 roadster seat back question
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: 26/27 roadster seat back question

Expand the photo and note remnants of heavy canvas tacked to the upper wood rail, those pieces were looped around the spring frame.

Adjust the loop length to hang spring in position, do the seat base first so the backrest spring and backrest upholstery clears the seat so it can be removed.
by DanTreace
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Early steering column

Here is Darel’s picture


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by DanTreace
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Interesting Model T engines

The exhaust manifold looks a lot like a Metz exhaust.


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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer seal problem
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: timer seal problem

Perhaps your front plate hole is large, but that could be cured with adding some sealant to the rim of the modern seal. Or if needed, shim and seal. All the times I've used the modern seal it has to be tapped into place. Sealant around the metal rim helps too. Wouldn't use the old time felt and bra...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on round fuel tank bracket to frame
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Question on round fuel tank bracket to frame

The strap bracket bolt is a carriage bolt, the head of which is placed into the side of the strap bracket that has the mounting flange. That is so the nut, for the bolt to frame to hold the bracket, has clearance to wrench it tight and add the cotter pin to the bolt.



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by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T transmission rebuild?
Replies: 35
Views: 2472

Re: T transmission rebuild?

Like Jeff posted, pull the steering column up and behind the dash, you need that space at the lower frame to pull the motor. Lots of little stuff to remove, plug and gen, starter wiring, drain the rad, and remove it with the hoses attached to the radiator, by removing the upper and lower outlets. R...
by DanTreace
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Outlet Petcock Seepage?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Sediment Bulb Outlet Petcock Seepage?

If the small thumb handle on the pet clock turns easy, could be worn taper cylinder valve that cuts off the gas. Or the spring on the backside of the handle is broken. You could try to ‘bump’ the thumb handle back into the petcock to ‘seat’ the valve tightly. All else you can repair or replace. Typi...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Kerry

My T's have external oil coolers too.

When hooked to the mag outlet, the copper oil line runs 'air cooled' oil to the timing gears. :lol:
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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Well, perhaps the British knew something. ;) Screen shot from British Pathe, video on YouTube showing mfg. steps at the MG company in the 1960's. Painting exterior of the block in gray, and the interior is covered in Gyptal red.

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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Experience is my teacher, in my use, satisfied with results and no down side in coating with brush Gyptal. As with any paint, surface prep is mandatory. Have used it since 2003 in my motors and can't find any downside, no flakes, no overheats. All my crankcases get the coating, many had to be sandb...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD Parts List
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: RHD Parts List

Found this chart in Ford Owner Dealer, from UK dealer on parts needed to convert left hand starter cars after 1923, to right hand drive.



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by DanTreace
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 92
Views: 5089

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

The lower windshield frame nests into the stanchions, so you have to loosen them to install or remove. The upper nut for the oval head nickel plated screw is a square nut with lockwasher, as that one is rather easy to reach. The lower nut for that oval head nickel plated screw is a special one, lon...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radius rod adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Radius rod adjustment

Tom Very good discovery, and method of checking the axle to housing alignment. Normally I run the upper nut down to get the cotter in place, then tighten the lock nut against the lock washer, checking each axle end to be centered with the housing, if not, adjust the lock nuts. Then again that assum...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Earns a million dollars a week
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Earns a million dollars a week

Just quite unbelievable the numbers of Ford cars produced in the 5 years after the assembly lines, and branch building for assembly of T's at the point of sale across the country. And a pretty hefty earnings too ;) That stockpile of cash, even with annual car price reductions , was then used to bui...
by DanTreace
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Tool Number List
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Ford Tool Number List

Model A club has this listing of how to identify what year Ford tool with the prefix number on the tool. Goes thru V8 years.


https://www.mafca.com/tqa_partnumbers.html
by DanTreace
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: original color of wood spokes
Replies: 23
Views: 920

Re: original color of wood spokes

[quote="George Mills" post To the best of my knowledge, all wood wheeled cars came from the factory painted black. If I recall correctly Ford produced natural wheels and sent them to dealers unpainted for service work. Adding clear varnish and putting them on a car as sets might have just been been...
by DanTreace
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: original color of wood spokes
Replies: 23
Views: 920

Re: original color of wood spokes

Another new Touring, sport model in 1926 in dealer showroom. Just like today, the dealers present the most beautiful or optioned out cars to draw in customers. They know what the customer likes the best, and sell that high end model. Many didn't go for the 'beauty' T of the day, but a lot did as ma...
by DanTreace
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please identify the passenger, lady and the baby!
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Please identify the passenger, lady and the baby!

From page 32 , Ford Chronicle, 2003, published by Editors of Consumer Guide.

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by DanTreace
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 92
Views: 5089

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

The lower rubber seal sits on the cowl, and extends just barely into the stanchion. The lower frame holds it in place, but you could add just a small amount of auto trim adhesive on the cowl to keep it there. The H rubber just sits on the lower glass upper edge. Mount it so you can swing the upper ...
by DanTreace
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove brazed on parts
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Remove brazed on parts

John

This is how Ford did the pan brazing in 1915, of course the process must have changed over the years for higher production rates :D



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by DanTreace
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

Birdhaven makes the Sure Stop disc brakes, sells direct or vendors market them too. Copy below from Club's home page on Vendors: Texas Model T & A Parts By Birdhaven Vintage Auto Supply 3515 West 88th Street North Colfax, Iowa 50054 Tech Line 515-674-3949 Toll Free order lines 1-800-337-6977 or 1-8...
by DanTreace
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?

John

That's typical of the nickel gone after 95 years! The water inlet outlet ones get wet and rust, but you can tell if original as these nickel plated steel '26-'27 'cap screws' as Ford called them are dome head, unlike regular hex head bolt.

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by DanTreace
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?

It is a date in the records. Don't know beyond that, would assume so, perhaps earlier. Typical for the 1927 model year Ford, would think any T with the Vaporizer as std. would have the fancy bling on the engine with the green hue paint too. Of course the assembly branches would have to have stocks,...
by DanTreace
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?

July 26, 1926

Benson Ford Research library records on finish of the "1927" year engine, the dome head nickel bolts are noted. Were used on many places on the engine, manifold bolts too. (studs were gone by this time).



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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?

Late July, 1926. Noted in letter on moleskin paint on engines and what pieces are nickel plate. Mates with the timeframe that the Vaporizer carb was standard, late '26 just as the 1927 model year was beginning.
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T timing cover
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: 23 T timing cover

With modern neoprene seal, no brass shield is needed, there is no felt to protect.

Yes, you can place seal in plate first and then center the front plate , or add seal later to cam shaft.



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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston size
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Piston size

Frank Thanks for clarification. Didn't read that detail, just cropped the specs and posted. So I added the ring gaps as noted in Ford Service book.remembered using those gaps when doing my first ring job in 1965. The T smoked some and lacked a bit of power, so ordered a set of new std. size rings f...
by DanTreace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston size
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Piston size

Specifications from Ford Service School data, for motors made after 1913. Original std. size cast iron piston.


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by DanTreace
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Coupe Steering Column
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: 27 Coupe Steering Column

The lower bracket should fit to the outside of the firewall. That way the angled flange on the lower edge aligns with the lower firewall edge on the Inside of the firewall. That is where the top floorboard rests. The bracket is offset to align the steering column flush with the firewall. 100_0369 (...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Hums and Probably Isn't Brass?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Horn Hums and Probably Isn't Brass?

Appears to be a AC magneto type or perhaps a DC 6v buzzer horn. The disc diaphragm vibrates to make the sound is rusted out on the edges, so that is all it can do is hum, the coils are trying to pull the disc but can't. Check the horn bell with a magnet, seems like brass, a magnet won't stick to the...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Egypt Garage e-lights
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Egypt Garage e-lights

Eldo IMO wire mounts may wiggle and get loose, easier to use small bolts and nuts and add the mount to a bracket, fit the bracket where the Signal Lamp won't interfere with the body or fenders. On this install of the China bicycle Signal Lamp, made a small bracket of sheet metal, bent it to present...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NC Synchronised ignition. anyone have one of there?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: NC Synchronised ignition. anyone have one of there?

Peter

Just haven't found an "N.C" version of these 'distributor points' type units that used one of the Ford trembler coils for power source to the plugs. The N.C. may have been Great Britain origin?

There were many mfg. making these from 1914 to 1925.
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by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?

Suppose one could mill a groove, but good later cases are easy to find. IMO, wouldn't want to add a groove to the early case that is two piece, which are riveted together, would assume the long pinion would put un-designed load on those parts, and might weaken the riveted joint, ending up with a lo...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam gear nut seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Cam gear nut seal?

23 T ... There is a metal ring with a lip on it that appears to slide into the camshaft gear nut. Since that ring isn't brass, wouldn't be a piece of the brass shield used with felt seal underneath on the front plate. Seems it is the retaining washer for the rotor pin which goes over the head of th...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Egypt Garage e-lights
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Egypt Garage e-lights

This is the same China version unit mounted on the steering wheel spider. The China version comes with this control for handle bar, but it fits neat on the steering wheel and simple access. Make your own rear bracket to mount. On the '24 made a mount to fit to the spare tire hanging off the center....
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Egypt Garage e-lights
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Egypt Garage e-lights

Good experience here. They are bright, and I use them in conjunction with hand /arm signal on turns, at a stop light they are nice to have so your arm isn't stretched out for 40 sec light change at the intersection :lol: The LED's are very bright and the sequential action of the arrows gets attenti...
by DanTreace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?

Ignacio For stripping nickel plate off the steering gear case, there is mechanical or chemical means. Soaking in Caswell nickel stripper (google 'caswell plating', search nickel stripping powder) or muriatic acid. Acid leaves a red brown surface that has to be removed. Or glass bead surface and fini...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?

Allan Completely agree, hitting the original holes in the steering case when changing the case in a column with its quandrant is 'bout impossible. :? On my faux early column, the holes didn't align, and drilled the shiny brass quadrant off on one hole pretty badly. So tried to seal it up with braze...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Improve Cruddy Steering Gear Cover, Controls, Quadrant?

It can be a chore. First identify what you want the steering column and case and quadrant and rods to look like. Do you want all to be brass and replicate a '15 and earlier? Or do you just want some brass 'bling' on the steering column? For just bling you can strip the nickel plating off the case y...
by DanTreace
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood suppliers
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Wood suppliers

You could try Classic Wood Products.

Website

http://www.classicwoodproductsllc.com/


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by DanTreace
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NC Synchronised ignition. anyone have one of there?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: NC Synchronised ignition. anyone have one of there?

Might be one of these units, with distributor points mounted on drive from cam, where the timer would be. These used 1 of the 4 trembler Ford coils and the Ford flywheel AC magneto to fire the plugs. Or you could use storage battery and run a single trembler coil off 6v DC. Click on photo to enlarge...
by DanTreace
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UNUSUAL T BODY
Replies: 19
Views: 1705

Re: UNUSUAL T BODY

Steven Your newest photos do show a high end quality build. The irons on the rear wood bed outboard structure going back to the frame is a unique feature, along with all the metal trim on the ends of all the flare boards. And the all-metal of the upright seat back, plus the metal of the seat frame ...