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by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

I very slightly bent the pin in mine and it fit nice and tight afterwards. It's still good several years later.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

The 1909-10 Ts did not have a roller bearing for the pinion end of the drive shaft. There was simply a large babbit bearing that supported the drive shaft and had a flange to take the end thrust.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring perch
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Spring perch

I personally would install an accessory wishbone brace instead of using a later wishbone with the earlier perches. As has been mentioned before, the holes in the wishbone are tapered and will not accept a flat nut. The earlier perches won't stick through enough to get the full nut on and you wouldn'...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

That drag link is shot. The original for caps were just like the one on the wishbone socket, but smaller. No grease cup or spring inside. Make sure that you use the correct length drag link and tie rod. There are several different ones of each. Also, make sure to use a gear case with the steering st...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screw thread size
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Screw thread size

I keep a few extra of the special bendix cover screws in my running board tool box just in case I lose one. They're not easily replaceable unless you have a few days to wait to get them from one of the suppliers.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

Keep it as a conversation piece or throw it away. It's not good for anything anymore.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?

Maybe you could braze the insert to the pan just enough to get the sight glass out. I would drain all of the oil out first though otherwise it may catch on fire inside the engine.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.

I just use the same oil as I use in the engine. A roller timer will last quite a while as long as it's kept clean and well oiled.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fox Locking Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Fox Locking Steering Wheel

You unscrew the cover just like with the stock arrangement.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fox Locking Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Fox Locking Steering Wheel

Jerry, I have a fox locking steering wheel on my 26 coupe. There are two square keys that lock the cover in place 180 degrees apart. They are driven down between the gear case and the cover. Underneath you will see two half circles where the pins are. Take a small punch and bend a slight curve into ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to remove drum rivets?
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Best way to remove drum rivets?

I just bust the old drum off with a hammer.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Jerry, I'll set the spindles up on a set of parallels and see if the arms are bent.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

That gap between the side of the arm and the frame is how it's supposed to be. Like has already been said, there is a hard wood block that goes in there that supports the engine. The side bolt should not be tightened at all. Spin the nut down with your fingers and maybe one more notch so the bolt wo...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Another question. When you drive on a level road, does the car pull to one side? If it does, which way? It could be that the rear axle is offset from the front axle, or that wheel on one side is closer to the rear wheel than it is on the other side. These things can be caused by a bent frame, or th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Jerry VanOoteghem wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:48 am
As you do your checking, also look out for a bent spindle arm. Compare right & left arms.
Jerry, do you mean the stub axle where the wheel attaches or the arm the tie rod connects to?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I was not able to check the toe in today. I went out to where I have the car stored but couldn't measure the toe in. I need a helper next time I go out there. It's completely possible that the problem has always been there and I'm just now really noticing it. I had some old Bedford brand tires on th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I believe it probably is the toe in causing the problem. I measured off the wheel felloe when I adjusted it which is probably not the best way of doing it. I have tomorrow off of work. I'll check it out and report back here what I find out.
Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I believe it probably is the toe in causing the problem. I measured off the wheel felloe when I adjusted it which is probably not the best way of doing it. I have tomorrow off of work. I'll check it out and report back here what I find out.
Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I have wood wheels on the car. I replaced the spokes in all of the wheels about 10 years ago and they are still just as solid and tight as when I put them together. The king pins are tight in the axle and the spindle bushings are still good and tight. I throughly went through the front end when I re...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1239

Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Over the course of the last three years I have worn out two tires on the right front wheel of my 26 coupe. In this time I drove the car maybe 2,000 miles. The other three tires are still completely fine with plenty of life left. The right front wheel has a slight bit more wobble in it than the other...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Kevin Pharis wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:00 am
Just a bit ointment and she’ll be just fine!!😉

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by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 953

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

The roller bearings are completely unnecessary. The bronze thrust washers will last nearly forever and are cheaper.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

I have taken apart probably two dozen transmissions looking for parts or rebuild them for use in a car and have found that there is usually at least one cracked drum in every transmission I take apart. Most of those drums have never seen kevlar bands. I think it depends mostly on driving style. If y...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1860

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

When I first took the head off my 23 runabout the water jackets were completely full of flakey rust. I honestly don't know how the engine even ran without severely overheating after a couple of minutes. I removed as much of the rust as I could with a vacuum then put everything back together and fill...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1483

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

You'll gain nothing by repairing the old axles. Get new ones and be done with it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell

I have had an original ruckstell in my 26 coupe for about 5 years. I rebuilt it and the ruckstell in my 23 runabout using many new parts from chaffins. As always everything fit perfectly. A Ruckstell makes a T so much more driveable, I can't imagine driving a heavy closed car without one.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1483

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

Replace the axle shafts. The rear axle is one place where you do not want to cut corners.
.Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: How do you Downshift?

When the engine starts to lug in high push the pedal into neutral and close the throttle. Allow the speed to drop to about 10 mph. Then speed the engine up and press the pedal down firmly into low and hold the pedal down firmly until you can shift back into high. Don't just mash the pedal in from hi...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Re: I'm So Frustrated

I would start by checking out the timer and the timer wiring. If one of the terminals on the timer or one of the wires is shorted to ground you will have a coil that fires continuously and that will cause the issue you're describing. If you are still using the original brass shield behind the timer ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Runabout vs Touring ride comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Runabout vs Touring ride comparison

It depends on a lot of different things. The hasslers certainly do make a difference, but it also depends on how many leaves you have in your springs as well as the condition of your springs. If your springs are rusty and not well lubricated it bvb will make the car ride considerably harder. I can t...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley

Pulley found. Thanks Hank
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Wtb: Large crankshaft pulley

I'm looking for a nice original large crankshaft pulley for my 23 runabout. Does anybody have one?

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri May 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 5958

Re: How cold do you drive?

I took an hour long drive once in my coupe when it was 12 degrees outside. It wasn't pleasant, but not horrible either.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu May 28, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing rear wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Removing rear wheels

Of course, you want to screw the nut back on the end of the axle shaft backwards until it is flush with the end of the axle to protect the threads. That's how I do it every time and have yet to damage anything.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed May 27, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass brazing rods
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Brass brazing rods

You definitely do not want to do anything shade tree here. If the upper part of the case separates from the lower part you will have no steering control at all. Either find rivets that will fit or get another gear case that is still tight.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed May 27, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing rear wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Removing rear wheels

Tighten the puller down as tight as you can get it then give then draw bolt a couple good whacks with a large hammer. Tighten the bolt and whack it again. The wheel will come of if you're persistent.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed May 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 2534

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

I don't feel that this thread even belongs here. This is his and his family's business. If there is an event going on and he is of sound mind and is physically capable of doing it, then he has every right to go.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue May 26, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1926/27 Brass Radiator Shell
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: FS 1926/27 Brass Radiator Shell

I have one of these on my 26 coupe. They are not easy to find.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue May 26, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1074

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

More than likely both the driven gear and the brake drum shaft are shot because the gear would have been moving slightly on the end of the shaft. Good driven gears are easy to find and cheap. Find a better one and you'll be all set.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon May 25, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1074

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

Adam wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 8:56 pm
The stock clutch, properly adjusted, with a good used spring (95 to 110#’s at 2”compression) will not slip and is nice and smooth. It also protects the engine and drive-train from unnecessary shock loads...
I couldn't agree more

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1074

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

The clutch discs were cracked because the brake drum lugs are all chewed up. About half of the large plates in the transmission in my 23 runabout were broken too. The watts clutch works well, but with your new brake drum and some replacement original steel plates the stock clutch will work just as w...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri May 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Just flagged one in the classifieds. There are several on one post.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu May 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Oval gas tank
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: WTB: Oval gas tank

Gas tank found! 😁

Thank you
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu May 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Oval gas tank
Replies: 4
Views: 307

WTB: Oval gas tank

I need a new gas tank for my 23 Runabout. Unfortunately, none of the suppliers have any. Does anyone here have a new one that they're not going to use? I'd really prefer to have a brand new one over an original.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon May 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Wood wheel Question

The amount of money it costs to fix the wheels properly is considerably less than what you will pay when they fail.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 17, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting rear main cap
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Fitting rear main cap

I'm fortunate enough to have a thrust flange cutter. It works great and makes the job super easy. If you know someone who has one, that's the route I would go.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat May 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column quadrant paint
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Steering column quadrant paint

I'm currently working on restoring pretty much every part of my 23 runabout all at the same time. The steering column parts are being re-nickled and I got to thinking, what paint should I use on the steering column quadrant? I know it was originally black, but paint scratches off quickly from the le...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed May 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kudos to Snyders
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Kudos to Snyders

I've always been more than satisfied with Snyder's. Rarely are things back ordered and they ship fast.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun May 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Triple gear pins

I bought three new pins and they do not have the collar on the end and have a rough surface finish.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat May 09, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Triple gear pins

The triple gear pins in my 23 runabout are shot and need to be replaced. I've recieved some new pins in the past where the surface where the gears run was rough. Are there any good quality reproduction pins available that are the proper size so that they will not crack my flywheel?

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu May 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??

I had the same thing happen in my 26 coupe. The broken pieces destroyed my rebuilt mag coil. :cry:

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu May 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 steering column question
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: 27 steering column question

If you shorten the steering shaft you will have to have a new taper, key way, and threads cut on the end of the shortened shaft being careful that the key way is cut 180deg from the steering stop pin on the other end of the shaft. I personally would look for a tilt wheel instead.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

Scott, I was wondering what the grooves in the sills were for. Your explanation makes perfect sense.

Hap, I got your email with the articles. I printed them out and have been studying them. This is going to be a real learning experience for sure.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

Some more pictures of the sills where the vertical pieces attach and the turtle deck.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

Here a few pictures of the car.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

Scott, that is beautiful! More than likely at some point I will take you up on your offer.

Thank you
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

Huh, well I just learned something new there. I wasn't aware that there are two different arm rests. Mine are the narrow ones. I'll post pictures shortly.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 867

23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

I bought a low cowl wood firewall 23 runabout in July of last year. I realized early on that the body wood was going to need some help but I've been putting off rewooding the body because it's a major undertaking. Throughout this last week I fully disassembled the body. There is literally not one pi...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

Andy Loso wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:12 am
Normal, but as long as you are this far, I'd tear it down to inspect everything.
I agree completely. While you have the transmission out, I would fully disassemble it and check it's condition. Rarely will you find a transmission that does not have something wrong with it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

If the car in question is a coupe like in your profile, I personally would use stock 11 40 gears.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1400

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

Now that I'm looking at it on a bigger screen I can better see the spokes. That wheel is dangerous.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

I have a 26 with stock brakes and use a combination of both the hand brake and brake pedal when driving the car. I have always found the brakes to be more than adequate when used together, but individually they leave a lot to be desired. If you do end up installing 3 to 1 gears you will really need ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brake Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1400

Re: Emergency Brake Issue

It may just be the picture, but some of your spokes don't look so hot.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914

Mario, if you have not already done so, now is an excellent time to check and recharge your magnets. They are pretty much always weak and sometimes you'll find one or two that are cracked. Also, the spacer spools and brass screws should be replaced as they crystallize with age and often break. Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: refurbish new day timer
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: refurbish new day timer

No lube at all in new day timers. If any oil gets in there your engine will not be happy.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1330

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Wood works great on low and reverse but personally I would rather have kevlar or cotton on the brake band. I have had two wooden brake bands suddenly stop working when descending a long hill. I use the brakes as little as possible and always pump the pedal to keep oil on the linings and yet I lost t...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Emergency Brakes

I don't understand why they would modify the brake shoes to make up for worn out cams. If the cam is worn, then it should be replaced. All this does is cause issues when assembling the brakes with new parts.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Re: Model t handbrake

I would pull the hand brake back and take a look at the little levers on the brake backing plates that the rods attach to. With the brake fully engaged, the little levers should be vertical or maybe a little leaning towards the rear of the car. If they are leaning towards the front of the car, that'...
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Ford cam gear
Replies: 1
Views: 266

WTB: Ford cam gear

I'm looking for a nice helical cut ford camshaft gear. Anybody have one?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original large funnel oil tube
Replies: 1
Views: 380

WTB: Original large funnel oil tube

I'm looking for an original large funnel oil tube for my 23 runabout.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LETS TALK REAR ENDS
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Re: LETS TALK REAR ENDS

When buying rear ends, I have never figured out how to tell a good one from a bad one. Sometimes the nasty, dirty, rust pitted rear axle housing rear ends, will have almost perfect insides. Then a real nice looking rear end will have nothing useable inside ??? If cheap enough I usually just buy sev...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer cable fell off.
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Speedometer cable fell off.

It should have a nut that screws onto the output of the swivel drive.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory starter bendix
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Accessory starter bendix

I think that is a bendix for a model a.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:41 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: 857

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

After bolting the axle housings together, I lay the assembly down on two jack stands and bolt on the radius rods and then the drive shaft assembly. It's much easier this way than doing it with the rear axle vertical. Just make sure you are holding the flange that holds the drive shaft in the transmi...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Yes, I have the drip rail and it's in nice condition. I don't think this car has ever been restored. Just the top and upholstery was replaced and the body was painted. Mechanically the car was badly worn out, but I'm making quick progress on it.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Altair, all T's produced after 1910 came with headlamps.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: I'm Astonished

I let my coupe sit a couple of months without starting it. One day when I wanted to take it for a drive the engine would not even try to start. Adding gas to the tank helped.
:roll:


Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Thanks for your help. I have a new firewall on the way.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Btw, filing the chamfers won't make the u joint fit too loose. The u joint drives the shaft through the flats not the chamfers.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

It's probably getting stuck on the chamfers. A few light passes with a file will probably get it to slip on. Before you assemble the u joint to the drive shaft, make sure the square end slides freely in and out of the transmission output shaft. I've seen a couple new u joints that were too big on th...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Mark, we're both on the same page. I'm a little on the scrawny side and am barely strong enough to pick the transmission up once and sit it on the crankshaft much less several times in one day. I adjust the magneto without the transmission then assemble the transmission with the flywheel already ins...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1598

Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

I bought a 23 runabout in July last year and one of the issues the body has is the firewall needs to be replaced. I have the engine out right now and want to use this time to also replace the firewall. I see the vendors offered wooden firewalls, but the one that I believe is correct for my car is fo...
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Put a couple of bolts back in before the flywheel falls off. The flywheel and transmission assembly weighs about 85 pounds. You don't want that to land on your foot not to mention the damage it'll cause.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

If the plates are flat, the brake drum lugs are not badly chewed up and you have things adjusted correctly the stock clutch will not cause creeping. Besides if the car creeps before it warms up either your hand brake is not set or it won't hold. The car shouldn't move regardless how much drag is in ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

There really is no difference between the turbo 400 and Jack rabbit clutches aside from which center hub it uses. The turbo 400 uses a special hub with small notches all the way around for the lined plates and the jack rabbit discs have been modified to work with the stock Ford hub. Aside from that ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Where does this starter peice go

It is extremely unlikely that you will have to replace this part unless your spring is broken. As long as the pin is not damaged and the spring is not broken, you don't have to worry about it.
Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Where does this starter peice go

It goes in a very small hole on the inside of the weight on the bendix drive gear. The pin end of the pin presses against the major diameter of the bendix threads to prevent the gear from creeping towards the flywheel when the engine is running.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

My 23 runabout had its original non demountable bands and long low pedal shaft when I bought it. I like using cotton bands so, I'm changing it over to the later style set up.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I shift Model TT into neutral
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: How do I shift Model TT into neutral

Also, make sure the ruckstell shifter is fully forward in the direct drive position otherwise you will fighting against the additional gear reduction of the ruckstell under drive gearing.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fue pump Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Fue pump Question

Take the pump and filter off and clean your tank thoroughly. You won't have any more trouble after that.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 445

WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware

I use original schrader 777 inner tube stems in my cars. I need some pieces to complete a set for my 23 runabout. The pieces I am missing are as follows. If you have some of these things, please send me a PM. Thank you I need: Three bridge washers One Schrader number 777 stem Four rim nuts that the ...
by Stephen_heatherly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell rebuild?
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: Ruckstell rebuild?

Steve, there is absolutely no reason why you can't use your rebuilt drive shaft assembly with modern pinion bearing. It will all fit together fine as long as you are using the correct bearing spool for your axle housings. I have a ruckstell in both my coupe and my runabout and they are a wonderful a...
by Stephen_heatherly
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 57
Views: 5329

Re: What is this ??

All I have to say is consider what is pretty much directly above the transmission and magnets when you are driving the car. Having magnets fling off the flywheel at engine speed directly under your feet can cause severe injury to not only the car but also to you and your passenger. It's not worth ru...
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Rear diff roller thrust bearings.

The roller bearings are completely unnecessary. The bronze thrust washers are cheaper and much less likely to give you trouble.


Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tube metal stem length
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Inner tube metal stem length

The correct original inner tube stems are Schrader number 777. If nobody answers before me, I'll measure one of my loose stems tomorrow.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS REAR HUB PULLER
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: FS REAR HUB PULLER

Email sent
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum

Henry, email sent.

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum
Replies: 2
Views: 309

WTB: Narrow transmission brake drum

I'm looking for a nice narrow brake drum for the transmission in my 23 runabout. Anybody have one for sale?

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

I used a steel rule to draw lines on both sides of the key way on the drive shaft and the sleeve to make sure they stayed lined up while I drove the sleeve on using a damaged sleeve. Went right on with no issues

Stephen
by Stephen_heatherly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

I vote for the non-adjustable one too.

Stephen