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by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did you discover your Model T?
Replies: 39
Views: 1713

Re: Where did you discover your Model T?

On Mothers day 1962 I bought a Stuck 26 buzz saw motor, frame and both axles, all separated and laying in the snow from a friend for $9. I slowly started accumulating a few parts and a coupe body. Got the motor apart and back together with the same parts and got it running. My brother in law told me...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools and Spare Parts List for Touring? (Sizes of open-end wrenches?)
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: Tools and Spare Parts List for Touring? (Sizes of open-end wrenches?)

I do not know what you keep your tools in but in my modern car I keep them in a hard sided brief case. I keep sockets and wrenches that fit in an old metal first aid kit. For 3/8 drive sockets keep them together with a long 1/4 inch bolt with a washer under the head and nut. It is surprising how muc...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID Pinion Gear?
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: ID Pinion Gear?

That does not appear to be a pinion gear for a differential as the teeth are not tapered as in a ring and pinion set. The drive shaft end should be a larger diameter as a ring gear has shorter teeth on the outside and taller teeth at the inside diameter. It is possible your gear is from a transmissi...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying Winfield Carb Model
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Identifying Winfield Carb Model

I have had this Winfield laying around for 25 years and would like to know what Model it is. There is a piece of metal missing from the bowl where the left screw goes. DSCN3053.JPG DSCN3055.JPG DSCN3051.JPG DSCN3049.JPG DSCN3050.JPG This is just as I bought it. There are some markings on the right s...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T hitch question
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Model T hitch question

If you secure mounts to both sides of the differential housing and the frame you are asking for trouble. Every time the axle tries to move up or down the spring will not be able to flex as you have made it solid with the mount. Even with hinge points at the axle, frame mounts and the point where the...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster versus Roadster pickup bodies
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Roadster versus Roadster pickup bodies

By eliminating the metal floor it would have been a cost saving where the pickup had a wood floor in the bed. Does anyone make the side rails?
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster versus Roadster pickup bodies
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Roadster versus Roadster pickup bodies

From what I have seen the 26-27 roadster had a metal floor under the turtle deck . Did the 26-27 roadster pickup also have that metal floor under the wooden floor in the bed? My 26 body came out of a pasture and I believe it was a roadster and I found a pickup bed as I had no turtle for it. It has r...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Battery
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Ford Battery

I see things posted for Battery Boxes but when did Ford build a 6 volt battery? At this time I cannot post a picture of the battery case I have but it is divided into 3 compartments for where the cores went. I imagine it is Bakelite. The top is not there but it has Ford in big letters on the side. I...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

Thankyou Burt for posting the video and to all of you for the information.I learned a lot. I am sure the grease in mine is as thick as in the video, has not been run in 50 years. I want to get the motor running and then go to the Ruxtell. I think I will not have excessive expense there as I have qui...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How time flies
Replies: 1
Views: 314

How time flies

I started working on a Model T when I was a Junior in high school. It was a stuck motor, frame and 2 axles.By the time I got married it had evolved into a roadster pickup, not a thing of beauty , assembled from parts, assembly over time, similar to our lives. It got left behind when we moved to the ...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Babbit Thrust Washers

Are there babbit thrust washers in a ruxtel axle? I have never had one apart and if there are, are there are, were they used on both the right and left sides?
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head versus High Head
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Low Head versus High Head

If a low head was installed on a later engine that came with a high head I was wondering what anyone experienced when it was tried? 1- I know compression ratio increased. 2- You had poorer circulation thru the low head thereby increasing heat in the cooling system. 3- Was there an increase in horsep...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would this be called garage fresh?
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Would this be called garage fresh?

My problem was not gas, I did not have enough power or a long run. Reverse is a lower gear than low and there was enough power to back up the hill. Our coach had a 56 T-Bird and he could not make it up a lot of the time. I have 7 new stainless valves to use that use the Ford style keeper pin so I wi...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

I remember nylon knobby tires we had on the back of a 49 Plymouth. I do not know about flat spots which we would not have noticed in the snow, but I do not think they ever wore out as I remember seeing them around the place years later.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would this be called garage fresh?
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Would this be called garage fresh?

There is this 26 roadster pickup in a garage. It was last run in 1971 and has sat buried in a garages for the last 50 years. the problem is, it has sat in my garages. It started out when I was 15 with a stuck motor, a frame and 2 axles and evolved into a roadster pickup by finding parts and assembly...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 114
Views: 11893

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Keep the tongue, you may need a tow bar someday.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Anderson Timer

Looking thru some old timers I noticed the Anderson Timer has a smaller diameter circle for the contacts. What does the roller assembly look like that attached to the cam compared to other roller assemblies?
by Dennis_Brown
Mon May 11, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 hole brake drums
Replies: 4
Views: 829

5 hole brake drums

How hard are good used 5 hole large brake drums to come by or trade for?
Can 6 hole drums be redrilled to fit?
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

modern replacement parts

Is there a list of modern replacement parts that members have used on their T's wether it be bearings, bushings, bulbs, capacitor, seals or any other parts that have been used to keep them going? Thanks
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T

Looks like the right hand skid it is riding on is made up of several boards and interesting to see how the kids are dressed. The boy in the doorway may be a little older.
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster look alikes
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Speedster look alikes

Is anyone running a T that looks like a speedster but using a stock engine , no auxiliary transmissions and a standard or Ruxtel rear end. Something for fun and unconcerned with speed.
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Slow Speedsters

Is anyone driving a speedster style T that is running a stock engine, no multiple transmissions and using a standard or Ruxtell rear end? Your just out for enjoyment not speed.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 4052

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???

Is this a recently overhauled engine? If so were new aluminum pistols installed ? I have seen new pistols sieze up overhauled engines when there was not enough clearance when they got warm and kill the engine. They would cool in a very short time and the eengine could be started again. Otherwise wou...
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Wheel adapters

Can aluminum be used to make adapters. I have some aluminum slugs that are 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches thick.. If I make adapters out of them, how thick should they be?
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve timing
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Valve timing

Does it do any good to check valve timing with the head on other than to see if anything has changed? Unless one has adjustable lifters, no adjustments could be made. Just running things thru my mind.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 6243

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

I open the garage doors , turn on a box fan and try to blow some warm air to those freezing up north. When I was much younger we had no means of heating our detached garage in SD but to open the door and let the morning sun shine in if it was out. My problem is heat and humidity in the summer.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

I look at the classifieds usually every time I look at the forum. The forum is a discussion and question and answer place to go to. The classifieds are for Buying and selling parts. I myself, am not asking what a value of something is worth on the forum as you can get various opinions or trying to l...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found source of Ruckstell noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: Found source of Ruckstell noise

Is it possible that the snap ring came from the large bearing in the ruxtall? Next question is why would there be a bearing in the hub? If you were running the newer safety hubs that replace the Hyatt bearings in the housing I could see it but it appears you are not.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 2617

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The wheels look like front tractor wheels that you could bolt a weight to in the 2 opposed holes.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 2617

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The wheels look like front wheels off of a tractor that you could bolt a weight to in the 2 opposing holes.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former

Can someone post a picture please?
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Wheel adapters

I know it is covered before, but who makes a 6 hole wood hub adapter to go to a 5 hole 5 1/2 inch pattern to fit Model A wheels? Any Idea what they are made of or what they cost and any pictures if you have them. I would like to know what they look like . Thanks
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5111

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Go buy a 1/2 by 1/8 pipe bushing, drill it out to the proper diameter for a 14 mm tap, tap it and you have your adapter. Make 4 and use them for your spark plugs. I prefer steel pipe bushings.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

Looking at a T flywheel from the rear it turns counter clockwise. From the rear the starter turns clockwise. It does not make any difference if the starter is on the right or left as it is still turning the flywheel counter clockwise. Those other bendix would work if the starter motor was on the bac...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Over the years I have greased a lot of bearings by hand by putting grease in one palm and a finger or fingers in the center hole of the bearing. Then work the grease in by pulling the outside of the bearing cage (large end) against the grease and palm a little at a time until the grease comes out be...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 3704

2 wrench valve lifters

What keeps 2 wrench valve lifters from backing off. I can see that with a lock nut they are more apt to stay in adjustment.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sept Oct Vintage Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Sept Oct Vintage Ford

I am trying to figure out what the pictures inside the front cover are. Maybe my glasses need adjusting for magnification.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 2618

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Dad told me that my grandfather traded 300 bushel of corn for a new 1923 touring. Early in the winter he went around a corner to fast and upset it on it's side. Damaged the bows and top and they drove it the rest over the winter without a top in Nebraska.
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Depends upon how fast the 2 big rigs were going that it got caught between in a head on or if you drove it into a lake!
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 4403

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

Try the wire method from the bottom but use 12 gauge copper wire and there's no magnetic attraction other than to the nut and washer. Also you cached bend it easily to work it around the drums.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil ring
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Mag coil ring

Do not know if I still have it but I had a mag coil ring that was a couple inches smaller diameter than one for a T. Bolt holes were different also. Any ideas ?
I may still have it packed away somewhere in a box.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: charging magnets off flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

charging magnets off flywheel

I know this has been covered somewhere before. I have a round aluminum plate given to me by an old T restorer years ago. It is drilled to allow you to mount magnets like on a flywheel. If I mount correctly oriented magnets to it can a mag coil ring be layed directly on it to try to charge the magnet...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Valve facing tool

The valve facing tool pictured in the " What is it " in the vintage ford leaves me with a question How was the valve turned to face it? I have one of the type pictured and also one that is a little different. Did they use a hand drill or brace attached to the valve stem or what? How accurate were th...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 gas tank straps
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: 27 gas tank straps

Unless you want to be all original, loosen your straps one at a time and lay a strip of strap winch belting on top of the rubber on the tank strap..By loosening one at a time you can work the strap in and t will take up some of the bolt length sticking thru the firewall. It is under the cowl and out...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear bearing will not come out
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Wire hangers are getting harder to find than model T parts
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: not accessing some forum subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

not accessing some forum subjects

When I go to the forum I cannot access some of the posts. All that comes up is the profile of the person posting. Is it me and my tablet or is it something that happens thru the forum?
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: making thread protecter knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 866

making thread protecter knockers

I do not know where to get high nuts since I moved to Florida but a high nut is about half again as tall as a regular nut and is much harder.they come in diameters from 5/16 on up. Easy to weld a cap to and still have room for an open end wrench. You can screw them down further on a threaded area an...
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Welding on a body

I need to do some patch work on my pickup and have body for a speedster that cracks. Does anyone use a flux core wire welder for this type of thing? Also is there any type of rod that can be used with a lower temp than acetylene? I know gas wire feed is best but more than I want to spend at this time.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 3998

Re: Triple Gear Pins

You say the bronze bushings are welded to the steel pins. Trying something outside the box. What if you took a die grinder and cut a couple of grooves down the sides and flange of the bushing. Cut the flange as deep as possible and Henry a chisel facing down toward the flywheel and give it a couple ...
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Ford wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: WTB Ford wrenches

What is the socket size on the 5Z 325. I have one similar but I believe it is 5/8 inch. I a m not fast to respond so bear with me please.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve covers
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Valve covers

I have used a lot of gaskets on diesel engines That come with a red silicone ring on both sides in the contact area. Why couldn't a person spread a small layer of red silicone on one side and let it dry overnight . Then do the other side and let it dry. When you mount it you can grease one side towa...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Try again with what I found in the garage
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Try again with what I found in the garage

Found several packages of Monkey Ward points and a couple of KW Sparkite points also several Myles Standish spark plug rebuild kits. I got them over 20 years ago when I bought a mans T parts.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found in my garage today
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Found in my garage today

The plug parts are Myles Standish and the boxes read "Not made by the Champion Spark Plug Co. Nor supplied as Ford factory equipment." There were several packages of points in the box and several plug rebuild kits. I got them about 20 years ago when I bought out a gentleman's T parts in Oregon and t...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My car just died in the driveway
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Re: My car just died in the driveway

If the bolts holding the control shaft mounts are long enough, you can use lock washers but also double nut them and tighten them good with 2 wrenches.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 5165

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Sounds like you may not be getting power to the distributor while using the starter and while pushing you may pick up enough juice from the generater. If you can, hook the power lead to the distributor to a separate battery or run jumper wire fromyour battery to the distributor lead and try the star...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outside oil line
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Outside oil line

Looks correct, the starter hangs on the left from the drivers seat and rotation throws oil over the top toward the top of starter and the picture shows the starter mount holes for the left forward Side .
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: some topics divided into pages
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

some topics divided into pages

I am not very computer literate and you are doing a fabulous job. My question is there any way some topics could automatically break down into pages 1 2 3 after about 15 or 20 posts?. An example would be the Foot of the day. I enjoy it but hate to scroll and scroll to get to new items. Later on I wi...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 18388

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Building bins for my shelving so I can get parts out of plastic buckets and boxes from moving and sorted so I can find what I need to work to work on the T.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 6069

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

I would not go down it. You may Have an all restored t with lots of new repo parts but you also have parts that are 100 years old and any one of them could let go at any time especially under a strain and that could put you over the guard rail or barreling down the hill like a rocket. I have never b...
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 3705

Re: LED turn signals?

I have not figured out putting the flasher before the switch. Usually on a set up we would be using on a T would have 2 flashers after a 3 position switch. One for the feed to the left lights and one to the right unless you were mounting a regular turn signal control which is designed to use 1 flash...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were there other Montana 500 pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Were there other Montana 500 pics

I saw the photos of the first day Montana 500 T's. Were there others or did I miss them?
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 3245

Re: Today’s project

I am trying to figure out what you are repairing.
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what would you do ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: what would you do ?

There were a lot of backwoods fixes over the last hundred years and they did not have the things available that we do today. Myself , I learned a lot of things from my dad as he came thru the depression and he made do with what he had. I think of some weird ideas at times and here is one. I would th...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heat insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: Heat insulation?

Would a solid insulator work? I use an item called Hardy Backer when I am using a torch for soldering jewelry. I took an acetylene cutting torch to some one time to see if it would burn or break down, it did not. After having a butane torch against it many times I will develop surface cracks but tha...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 5546

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

Are there any bushes along the roads in the flint hills? Of course my wife would be afraid that there might be a snake hiding behind one of them.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat May 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 2020

Starter ring gear

A model T engine usually stop running with the flywheel in 1 of 2 places about 180 degrees apart thereby your starter engages the ring gear about the same place every time you start. If you have damaged ring-gear teeth, to repair them you have to tear down the engine and transmission to exchange the...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 17860

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Have you thought about building your own HCCT. I have to assemble mine yet but have the frame welded together and purchased th e bearings and shaft collars from Grainger. You possibly have a mag coil ring and flywheel and magnets laying around or have friends with parts to help you and you all could...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 3599

Re: WD40

I keep WD40 around for general use but the best I have found is Kroil. It will penetrate and free things up. I used it on a wheel rim spreader that the handle and gear threads would rock but not turn and in about 20 minutes you could turn it freely. More expensive but far superior.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Wheel adapters

I asked back onApril 9 about adapters to mount A wheels to T hubs. I have seen pictures for using wood hubs but what do adapters look like using 5 stud T hubs? Previous answer said the wheel was supported in 3 places but the wood to wire adapters looked like there was no support at the outer part of...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet Charger ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Magnet Charger ?

What happens if you have an individual magnet charger wrapped up and you run ac current thru it like from a train transformer and have it wired thru push button switch to just tap it on? If this would work could it be used to charge the magnets mounted in a T motor with the hogshead off? My mind won...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Wheel adapters

Can a person make adapters from aluminum for 5 and 6 hole T hubs to adapt to Model A wheels? How thick would they be? Do A wheels need support towards the outer end of the center? I have round stock that I could use. My driving miles would be at a very basic minimum.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Transmission Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Re: Replacing Transmission Spring

I would pull the hothead first and get a good look at things to really locate the problem. I have heard of folks removing all than bolts and leaving a couple connected loosely in the front and lifting the rear of the engine- transmission so they could do work on the transmission.. Seems it would be ...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil tester
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Coil tester

When it is finished, how about a picture?
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removal of old silicone used used a gasket
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Removal of old silicone used used a gasket

When you separate parts that have silicone used as a gasket there is always a film left.Spray the surface with brake clean and it will loosen up and you can scrape it off. I am not a purist but really helps seal things, especially in an emergency but we all know Model T,s never brake down on the roa...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 3252

Re: coil repair

Ever try to get thick silicone out of an area with limited space, good luck especially if there are wires or fragile parts involved. Most silicones will corrode wiring.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for easy way to check toe-in
Replies: 17
Views: 3684

Re: looking for easy way to check toe-in

I have always used a piece of 3/8 pipe with a round steel rod that slips inside. Drilled a hole in the side of the pipe and welded a nut on the outside so I could lock the rod inside it when I expanded it between the front inside of the tires on the sidewall. Place it about 1/2 way up the tires, loc...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - What is This Tool?
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

Re: OT - What is This Tool?

About 20 years ago I bought out all of a gentleman's T parts at Murphy Oregon. On his garage wall he had a a board with about 20 different saw sets on it that he had collected. Whileputting parts into boxes he said that these go to and he took them down and put them in a box. They are still in the b...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 6972

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

I had started working putting my model t together from parts about 5 years before I met my wife. Next week we have been married 50 years and I have never been asked together rid of it.