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by DanTreace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 57
Views: 2645

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt Have an original of that brochure, and it is fun to see the colorized Ford, unfortunately no closeup of any interiors. Scan0653.JPG And for historical records, seems the lacquer finish began on Tudors and Coupes, perhaps first, in July of 1926 and with the finish being dull, without gloss rubou...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Carmine Red

These paints and codes were posted in past Forum answers. May help too if after an enamel paint. Does someone have a a good source for the Carmine Red enamel used for the chassis on the 1909 Fords? 1.Have brought at my local DuPont auto paint store. Carmine Red code number 7410AH DuPont is now Axalt...
by DanTreace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A-B-C Electric Start Adapter, Getting it to work
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: A-B-C Electric Start Adapter, Getting it to work

Herb

Hank likely used that term due to the adv. copy of the A-B-C system. ;)

"Puts Ford starting in the same class with the highest priced cars"
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by DanTreace
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Enlarged that T long depot hack, seems more like a camper body, hauling a lot of stuff, drop curtain the whole length for privacy, missing doors that a bus would need. Can't tell the rear axle but seems it is an extended T chassis, appears to be stock battery tray under the chassis making this a sta...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Remove Hogshead

You can wrestle off that hogshead with both hands, but question is why? Normally the felt seal over the block doesn't degrade. Unless someone left it off, and you have lots of oil streaming from the top of the hogshead. The typical leaks at the hogshead are at the lower corners, where the hogshead j...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1810

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

Garage too is separated with storage and work/storage. Since weather is mostly hot in summer, the little split system heat pump cools the 30 x 24 work area that is fully insulated with insulated overhead doors just great. When the cold sets in the heat pump is so nice ;) Actually use it more than th...
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stirrup Type Door Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Stirrup Type Door Handles

Frank

Glad to help, besides the eBay isn't a set, one is different from the other, perhaps the complete one is really steel, the other one was rubbed on one spot and does seem like solid brass.
by DanTreace
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stirrup Type Door Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Stirrup Type Door Handles

Ananth

eBay pair, bit incomplete with one bezel missing

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-B ... Sw0ild6Emr
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15,000,000 Ford video
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: 15,000,000 Ford video

Chris Don't think any color photos of the 1927 15th million engine exist. Guess is that color engine was a light gray, to stand out from others on the line. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/912053.html?1541464720 This older post shows the 15th million today, had been repainted from the or...
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Carburetors

And don't forget to look at this long Forum thread on accessory carbs started by Stan 10 years ago, lots of neat carbs and instruction manuals too. ;)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1227126594
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

David

Don't know how long this co. survived, could only find ref. in magazines in 1916-1917.
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April 1917





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Aug 1916
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 918

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

Forgot to mention, for the very neatest appearance and protection of shorts to the wire there, Ford made this fabric like 'retainer' P/N 5033B ('21-'27) to fit on the timer case under those flag terminals. Lang's makes a repro today. Haven't ever placed one of these, nor seen an original on a T, but...
by DanTreace
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 918

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

Max Seems if wiring changes caused issues, would really look close at the timer wiring again. Those 'flag' style terminal have longer side with the solder wire point. Those flag ends can contact metal of the front plate, bolts, or timer rod. If any contact, a coil wired to that flag will fire. You o...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Just installed a set of the lower cost Universal 4.50/4.75 x 21" on my touring. Like the tread pattern, and edge, they ride nice too. Nothing like new tires....the old ones were 12 years old harder rubber ;)


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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3225

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Witness said modern ran into right rear wheel, upsetting the T. Good no serious injury to the solo driver.


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by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: This Day In History - December 1, 1913
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: This Day In History - December 1, 1913

A very good historical record lies in Ford Methods and Ford Shops , pages 112 and 135. Depends on 'first' for 'what' in Ford's moving assembly lines.The flywheel magneto was first to be sliding assembly line, April 1, 1913. Later engines were done that way too. Chassis assembly is noted 'up to Aug, ...
by DanTreace
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Actually have found a hub cap that was on one of these TruckFords. When the hand tightened axle nut falls off in side the hub cap wrenched on tightly, this is the result:



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by DanTreace
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Pads around spark plugs

Older post on these shields for the plug holes, keeps water from collecting in the depressions. Don't know the source of these plugs, likely homemade. By Ed in California on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:46 am: I remember in the past seeing machined accessory brass plugs that completely fill the hollo...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil can accessory
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Oil can accessory

Michael

These photos were captured off this site, they are others, but as with any photos on the web, as long as you aren't selling the photos as your own, any can be used for reference. Your ad would just state, "looking for similar oil can like the one in this photo found on the internet."
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2087

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

Thank you Barbara for offering this work of Leon's to someone to continue. Have used both plans, and Leon's are by far more detailed and correct for fitting. Used his plans for my '24 and his dimensions for the steam bent trim strip around the later bodies of this style were right on. Plus lettering...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil can accessory
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Oil can accessory

Those early "Noera" brand oil cans, with the narrow or wide bayonet type spout are around, just keep searching or place adv. on the club classified. That type of spout and can with the bayonet fitting, twist lock, is the earlier design. Styles vary with script size and spout opening size, but all ea...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

Scott The feeler in my photo is just .005”, only just under the raised tiny edge of the excess squish of rivet material from the head that was formed. The rivet is solid straight, heads are formed in the stamping process, every head will be slightly different due to what buck form used. Certainly th...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

Are you certain the rivets are loose? If so, return the that u-joint. Have a repro, and can only slip a feeler just under the folded over flare of what is compressed outward as the rivet is set. The body of the rivet gets compressed in the holes of the yokes. Can't fit the feeler all the way to the ...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2087

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

Agree with Tim Would be best for someone in the T group to take on this as a business, perhaps someone with architect/design/ drawing skills to continue or at least means of paying for inventory required with the larger printing needed for the wood plans. The plans are full scale on many parts, and ...
by DanTreace
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

That p/# 5051, Switch to Starter Motor cable should be 28" length. Of course it's run thru the 5051B loom, so you need the length to be able to lay the loom with the starter cable, yellow battery wire and tail light wire inside that loom inside the frame rail to stay clear of the handbrake lever qua...
by DanTreace
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil can accessory
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Oil can accessory

There has been research by others on oil cans for the T. Many varieties exist, and dating each to exact year of use may be most difficult today. Generally the designs of oil cans...for the general years of use... fall into these two types, but differences remain in script, sizes, and mfg. markings t...
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Gas tank sediment bowl

Adam

Those are all round tanks, early photo, posted a cropped version, and camera angle made the upright tanks seem oval :P
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by DanTreace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

Very different types of paint applications from the different factories of the day. Gravity flow painting was well suited to assembly line, Ford used that for bodies, and used vats of enamels for sheetmetal, along with drying ovens too. Later the steel bodies got spray painted by late 1925. Other fi...
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Frank Regarding that old torque sequence chart the artist left off bolt #15 :( So here it is redone...... fg84 (620x480).jpg Most important to always tighten the center head bolts, 1-5 first.....to squish the gasket at the middle tightly then alternate around the edges, your sequence can very, but n...
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 988

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Don't leave home (garage ;) ) without it!

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Helps remove bolts later, as carbon crust, moisture too, may let the head bolt thread lockup.

Who wishes to have a busted head bolt :o
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: Driving on "Battery"

Along with less engine performance from hot spark with the vibrator coils running full time on such 6v or 12v DC current, coil points will carbon arc and wear faster.

Those trembler coils and points were made for magneto AC juice 8-)
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Gas tank sediment bowl

Factory photos good ref. Early sediment bulbs cast bronze, by 1916 cast iron, no finish on them. Just naked ;)
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by DanTreace
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

Rich During the later twenties, Ford was stamping out body panels and shipping to branch assembly plants, the mostly all steel '26-'27 were made by Ford, assembled, upholstered, and painted at various branch assembly plants, exception possibly the Fordor, likely obtained outside, lots of wood in tha...
by DanTreace
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Extreme Trivia

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Catalog page from this internet only supply company:

Link:

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/
by DanTreace
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T cutaway image source?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Model T cutaway image source?

Older post with similar image, cutaway T, claimed as 25 model. Used to have poster size version, sold by vendors long ago, don’t remember the artist name, might have been Asian. Just a representation, missing correctness. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/454895.html?1403622486 40B10E32-DD...
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Front Spring Shocks MT-3451
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Front Spring Shocks MT-3451

George

None on front, only the rear. There is less bounce with these added springs, can’t say the T pickup rides better :roll: compared to my F150.

Do have pancake Hasslers on the ‘24 touring and they change the ride to a baby buggy bounce, like those.
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Front Spring Shocks MT-3451
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Front Spring Shocks MT-3451

Have similar on the rear of the '23 cut off pickup, helps with extra loads.


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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Paterson speedo drive
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Paterson speedo drive

Russ's book shows four Patterson drive fiber gears, 10,11,12,& 13 tooth.

But no ref. on what ratio for tire sizes or gearing other than these were made for T and TT.
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shaft bushing question
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Drive shaft bushing question

As always, a reprint copy of Model T Ford Service is your friend in repairs to your Ford. :D Have two copies, one greasy copy in the garage and one clean one on the ref. book shelf.

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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Kevin

Here is your older post with photos of two cowl tanks, with some differences.


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1489703451

Seems odd, Ford only has one part no. for the Improved Car cowl tank, 2900D and list it for Road.,T.C., Cp. and Tudor.
by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shaft bushing question
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Drive shaft bushing question

This photo should help, the Babbitt old one on left, new on right, note the large grease groove or slot, align this slot for the hole to be drilled for the grease dope cup on the driveshaft housing... lets the grease flow the length of the bushing.


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by DanTreace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Martynn Very well done. Your efforts to make these great drawings is appreciated. Just one detail to add, the 290PAD , pads for the tank straps are riveted to the strap in two places, so split rivets should be shown to assist. The cardboard insulator, 2018, isn't fastened with rivets, as the later c...
by DanTreace
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 1347

Re: Question about new tool??

Mario A tap for the petcock thread in the crankcase or radiator lower tank is a simple 1/8" NPT (National Pipe Thread) -USA, 4-flute tap. In the US, a $3-6 common item, inexpensive. Caution to not tap too deep at all, use care. This tap is taper thread, like modern pipe threads are, to allow a petco...
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 1347

Re: Question about new tool??

Rear axle clam shell, for the drive shaft roller bearing housing holes. Use the tap to clean the holes for the studs or the later cap screws.
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Distributor Gears
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Distributor Gears

Like Mark's post, the available repros are sold by Langs for the more popular old dist. models. You can call them and get the dimensions likely. Can't think there is any source of printed ref. material on actual size of gears, tooth counts, etc. as most of the old info sheets of parts lists only lis...
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Would think this Australian Parts and Price list would be from products supplied by Ford of Canada, as export to English speaking countries. Shows a variety of accessory parts for the T. April 1927, Image 11-14-19 at 10.36 AM.jpg Ford and Fordson List of Parts and Accessories (Australian)(Apr 1927)
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 1781

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

And there were commercial mfg's that provided leather pads with alum. numerals to order to meet various state requirements. Some of these pads or plates were made of thick cardboard too. Leather seems to be the better material for license pads. Image 11-13-19 at 10.59 PM.jpg Image 11-13-19 at 11.01 ...
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Got my Major Award last week from Tim. What a great accessory! Tim did a terrific job of recreating the spring loaded version of the firewall mount oil can holder. The spring is good and strong, can won't work loose and holds firm. Thanks Tim! and thanks for offering these to others, will put mine t...
by DanTreace
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

So crude, bet the termites get it first!

Actually how would one drive it, stick for control, and spindle like steering spider, no steering wheel rim!

Yard Art.
by DanTreace
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

Finding those today may be a task, you might just find modern replacement of a shielded lamp like this small trailer license plate lamp.

https://www.raneystruckparts.com/4-led- ... gIM5vD_BwE
by DanTreace
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

Older post where a bunch of metal Ford thrust washers were melted, most of the residue was just ash.


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1233159025
by DanTreace
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this an original Model T tailgate?
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Is this an original Model T tailgate?

Steve has value about right IMO.

That is a T tailgate. The A tailgate will fit a T bed, but the A tailgate has folded over double at the bottom hinge strap, because the single T strap is weak at that lower spot.
by DanTreace
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1366

Re: Ford history questions

But in all fairness, the high-tension magneto had been used in production cars since 1899, and by 1919, nearly every car on the market was driven by magneto ignition. Remember we are discussing the Low price Ford ;) A car made for the masses, easy to repair at low cost, there wasn’t desire for Henr...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1366

Re: Ford history questions

I don't think ignition systems were in Henry Ford's skill set IMO, just the opposite. Henry first gas engine, the kitchen sink one, began his knowledge of igniting gas engines, he made lots of contributions, the most famous in directing Huff to perfect his idea of a low tension magneto that would ne...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1366

Re: Ford history questions

Bob Likely Henry stayed with the flywheel and trembler coils after the starter and battery lights era for the fact of his T being a ‘non-pre- obsolescence’ vehicle. i.e. he strived to keep changes to the T minimal, for factory benefit, customer, and dealer parts supply repair chain, if a major part ...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Nope, no ‘forum leaks’ :lol: This forum ain’t like DC! Just serious thoughts on a desired accessory many T owners would like or need to like as the oil can came with the car’s tool set and no place to store it other than garage shelf. The last guess of the screwdriver with the earlier tool kits made...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Spring loaded oil can holder
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Combination crank holder / front license plate bracket. The kind that keeps the crank handle up out of the mud ;)
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

Champion 25 is good long reach for Model T cyl head, better than Motorcraft 1/2” plugs. Just take care to finger tight the terminal nut, electrode is glued. But same is true to preserve any plug terminal post, just snug the nut with finger to lock on plug wire terminal, hold nut and then backward tw...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Proper torque for manifolds on 1920 roadster?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Proper torque for manifolds on 1920 roadster?

Only a 3/8” thread, use a 7” long sm. handle ratchet , you’re only compressing the soft gland gaskets, if you have to use a fancy torque wrench, max of 15 lb/ft or so.
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car stanchions
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Improved car stanchions

If your upper and lower swivel windshield frames are fitting nicely to the stanchions, and those stanchions are also fitted well to the cowl, the center-to-center distance from the round post fittings on each stanchion should be approx. 40". The top clamps fit to the round posts on the stanchions, a...
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Safety hubs with brake drums
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Safety hubs with brake drums

Just looked those over on-line, design is for wood wheel. The new emergency brake drum is machined steel with a thick outer, uses just the normal 8" emergency brake shoes , the lined version, inside that drum. Notes you can add an equalizer and hook up the trans. foot brake to make the emergency bra...
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather rear axle seals
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Leather rear axle seals

Would agree with Mark. While haven't experienced a fractured axle from the spring toothed washer of the Ford leather rear axle seal, still prefer the much better modern rubber seals from Chaffin's with the long flexible nose. Ford didn't add that hardened spring toothed washer until the last, had th...
by DanTreace
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2096

Re: flat towing a T

Tom All good advice for just moving a non-running T a short distance. As your will be up-hill, the dollies under each wheel would make the job that much more fun, esp. with a couple of helpers. Then in your garage you can address what is needed. Visited this original custom bodied T in south FL, to ...
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease for air pump for fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Grease for air pump for fuel tank

Most older publications state to use vaseline for the cupped leather washers in air pumps.
Oil can work in the leather and make it soft, giving poor sealing.
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1280

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

Before you tear into that Motometer, you may find it easy to bring the red fluid back to the base. Some use the 'tapping' method that Boyce put in print, for mine, a simple fixture and spun the meter for several minutes on a lathe. That pushed the fluid into the chamber. Holding it in boiling water ...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

Leverage ;) Ford shows using a bar like tool, so both hands for the work. But just did that this last week, my trick is a handy pair of good Vise Grips, snapped around the lower spring shank, and then placing a bar on top of the widest part of the horizontal locked pliers handles, used a socket ext...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1569

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

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The old farmer owner of my cut-off pickup, didn't want to spend $, so just soldered on a pin-type Alemite grease fitting, to the hub cap....the easy way ;)
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

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by DanTreace
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

Those Firestone "Demountable Rims" were indeed first shown at the New York Auto Show, Jan. 1909, same big event that featured the new Ford too! Here is the write up from the section of The Horseless Age , Jan 1909 of the tire cos. products on display, note the mention of Firestone demountable rims.....
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Yes. That strip of shaped wood is placed inside edge of hinge pillar, its there for tacking the cardboard kick panel vertical surface. 26 roadster.jpg Note the tacks holding the worn cardboard, they are put in that wood piece. The rest of the wood is fairly easy for the 26-27, like this one: 324870....
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Thomas Yours would be ambitious project, as so many bodies for the T, concentrating on the common open and closed cars would take quite a while. Doing this for free is nice, but costs will be involved in developing all the pieces, marked in dimensions, and accompanied with notes for construction det...
by DanTreace
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ok who did it?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Ok who did it?

Ya know, thought the foam would lighten the weight, for better speed.

Hauling around 4 heavy all tar-filled coils in the little box on the dash is quite a load.
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting shocks for the Model T Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Interesting shocks for the Model T Ford

Bob

Believe those scissor action shocks are the W-X brand. On the market about 1915, but rarely seen on T's today, Hasslers being the preferred spring shock.

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by DanTreace
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1514

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Scott Seems odd to have delays as the builds for the first new Ts were rapid with customers and dealers clamoring :D Do you have any of these Build Sheets with Mr. Kings handwriting to compare perhaps the numerals? Each column is by a different employee, and IMO, which isn't expert in analysis, King...
by DanTreace
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

Terry Excellent! and very graceful. 8-) Seeing your post reminded me of last timer install. To set my timing using the handy lighted timing indicator tool from one of the vendors. Allows degree view of piston travel. And.... those rimmed alum. pulleys from Dan Mc, the crank pulley pin goes straight ...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

Bill That's the same way of use on the '27 touring. Live in flat land FL, so don't use the Ruckstell much at all. Regardless, won't shift it thru the gears all the time, would have a Model A if I wanted to shift :lol: My Ruckstell-equipped rear axle has std. Ford 3:63 ratio. So, just use it as '2nd ...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil level for car Ruckstell
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Oil level for car Ruckstell

Ruckstell instructions. Mine is filled to just tiny dripping at the oil fill /level check plug.
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by DanTreace
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early aluminum intake manifolds
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

Kim

Your newly purchased with the large T512 is pictured exactly in Gail Rodda's books and noted as used from late 1911-1912.
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Starter drive disassembly?

Right hand thread. Here’s a how-to:

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by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 1243

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

If rusted in place, wire brush to clean metal, lots of real good penetrating oil...then tap with punch along each side of the length of the key, that works in penetrate and vibrations and rocking action helps. Lots of multiple light punches along the key should get it loose from the keyway. Rarely s...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1569

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

David Those 'seals' posted about are the modern versions that have neoprene rubber ring inside the metal collar, they fit snug, and can help keep grease in, and keep out dust, dirt, and most important to a bearing's life..... moisture. So types of seals, and the frequency of re-greasing front wheel ...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1514

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Would be good to examine more Build Sheets from 1909. The 1908 sheet was fairly brief compared to this one from 1910. This is the 1910 front side, the back side of each build sheet of these later contain the shipping info. 637235.jpg Note the assembly was on Sat. Oct 29, 1910, and completed on Monda...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

Mark

Thanks! You can post any photos you wish, once on the forum, free game. :)

Seems like your babbitt bushing may have been a 'spurious' part!

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by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Martyn Nice exploded drawing as always. But one important change in the parts position. That 'bridge' plate is placed on the Left bracket strap pn/2915B for the oval tank. This part is two pieces, the strap and the 'bridge' plate. 100_8754 (640x480).jpg The reason the bracket is engineered for the l...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

That single row backrest spring is a 1914 style. Depending on the model year of your T, it could be correct for early '15.

Typical 1915 style is a one-year only design, shown below:

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by DanTreace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

Every Ford old babbitt bushing pulled had the groove for grease. Align it with the grease cup hole on the torque and then be sure to drill the hole for the grease to get there via the dope cup or Zerk if used. IMG_0113 (700x525).jpg Old Ford babbitt, note groove on lower left leads to the hole drill...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Little different type QC band
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: A Little different type QC band

Mfg. by Raybestos, and linings came with the band, a mixture of cotton and asbestos.

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by DanTreace
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Looking for a wheel

Donnie The parts listings from Bruce's C-D confirm what you posted, those steel felloe wheels, made by Hayes, were likely first around 1920, of course Ford used other mfg wheels too, so wood felloe 30 x 3 might have been around then too. Have seen only a few of these 3" clinchers, most times find 30...
by DanTreace
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you work a Ruckstell?
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: How do you work a Ruckstell?

David Believe your question is what position is the little arm on the shift lock assembly for putting the Ruckstell into gear? Since you don't have the linkage rod or the hand lever at the u-joint mount. The little shift lock 'arm' on the Ruckstell when in full rear ward position, to the rear of the...
by DanTreace
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Probably the 1925. Runabout base w/o Starter and Demountable, priced down to only $260 from 1924.

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This new 1924 was $265.
by DanTreace
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What am I looking at?
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: What am I looking at?

As Les posted, at least he put the sleeve over to increase the diameter of the hub to help secure it to a wire wheel. The T wire wheel has a tapered snout to provide lateral thrust when rounding corners. The front and rear T wire wheel hubs mate with the T wire wheel snout in that manner. 'Bout the ...
by DanTreace
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

Matt

Believe that wheel is a 'Minute' wheel, these were demountable in 1915, the Minute came with set of wheels, four special hubs, 4 large hex nuts, and a wrench to lock that nut against the wheel.



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by DanTreace
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

The practical way IMO, is to carefully grind or flat file the surface off the old rivet head, to expose a circle of the rivet shank in the pedal or notch. Then using some penetrate oil, identify the outline of the rivet shank, and use a center punch to mark for the drill. Select a drill size smaller...
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

And no oil drips on the floor either. At least the deck lid key hasn't fallen out :lol:
by DanTreace
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1494

Re: Johns-Manville company

...and transmission band linings ;)
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by DanTreace
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

Any quality red grease is fine for my T's. To me, a good long time mfg. of oils and greases is Valvoline, for 150 years. They mfg. their own products, best IMO to know the mfg. IMG_8755 (580x435).jpg You can get Valvoline products most anywhere too, and reasonable pricing. Now the Timken brand red g...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

The maker puts a little note in the pkg. At least one in the last notch received. Just a mention that one side isn't drilled to rivet diameter. The idea is you place the notch on the shaft, align to the shaft hole, and then drill thru the 1/4" side of the notch, into the 1/4" hole of the shaft, and ...
by DanTreace
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

IV Easy way is to completely restore with new parts. IMO, cut off the old low speed shaft near the pedal, and then place a new shaft. Works best too if you replace the low speed support. Then with new notch, you have it all done factory. Trying to drill out the old rivet in an old shaft can lead to ...