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by Dan McEachern
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

Most likely those are 292 Cu In Ford pistons. If so, you will probably find that the rods have been cut and welded to shorten them. Not ideal in my mind, as welded rods make me nervous.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

Yup- gas is probably the worst choice for a variety of reasons.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

The Tractor Supply parts washer solvent/cleaner works pretty well- even here in California. Its pretty low VOC wise as it does not evaporate like mineral spirits, but mineral spirits is getting hard to obtain here. Forget "paint thinner" here in Ca- it's some ammonia/water based crap that is a waste...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover

Oh well- Kevin's cover is lost, so hopefully someone else has one on a broken carb or in their parts drawer. Thanks, Dan
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 318

WTB- Winfield Model M Carb. Float Bowl Cover

WTB- Winfield Model M Float Bowl Cover. Hi All- I am in need of a float bowel cover for a Model M Winfield carburetor. Trying to get my daughter's speedster on the road and need a cover as the one we have is badly cracked. I have some Model M bits and pieces to trade or will buy outright. I'll even ...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: 1911 rear axle

Take the time to find an early pinion bearing housing. Why kludge it up at this point? Its just going to stand out like a sore thumb later! Two piece drive shaft housings are out there as well.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Distributer gear WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Distributer gear WTB

Tim- check your e-mail. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Gland rings

What Tim and Allan said!. I have never understood why the Ford style rings are made out of mild steel and not a solid stainless ring. Eventually the mild steel oxidizes, warps and burns away. The ring rolled from strip may be "original" but it simply does not hold up well in an engine that sees more...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Springs for BB Head
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Valve Springs for BB Head

HI Don- what is your open spring pressure with and without the inner spring? Many times I find that heads are set up with way more spring pressure than needed for the RPM a T engine will be running at. Report back, but suspect that Steve might be correct. Also, checking with Mark at Chaffins to see ...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley NH jet orifice size?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Holley NH jet orifice size?

Bottom line is that simply providing a means for more fuel with out the air to go along with it does nothing to create more power. The stoichiometry has to be correct for either or both the air and/or the fuel.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Re: shipping a head

Keith- bolt it on an oversize piece of plywood. Then get a big piece of carboard and roll the head and plywood up in the cardboard with the cardboard hanging over the two ends of the head by several inches. then tape the roll up, stuff the ends of the roll with folded cardboard, tape that and drop t...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Carburetor Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 0
Views: 232

FS Carburetor Hot Air Pipes

$15.00 each your choice plus USPS Priority Mail Shipping. e-mail to dmcgearsatyahoodotcom or PM.
I can get several in one box.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

Send them all back and purchase a set of rebuilt coils from one of the coil folks listed on the supplier page. If you still have your old coils, have them rebuilt- you and your car will be much happier in the long run.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Valve job on my 1925 T
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Need Valve job on my 1925 T

Milling a stock head 1/8" will not give you any noticeable performance increase. Others may not agree. What diameter valve stems are in your engine now? are the guides worn or have they been previously reamed to an oversize? You need to provide more info on the current condition of your engine to ge...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 890

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

Everyone asks why someone does not make this and that part. When I made the straight knurled early rim nuts for Larry last year (more on a favor/challenge basis for us) and I added up all my time and material, programming time etc, I tried to set a reasonable price for them and struggled because I r...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 890

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

Steve- the stem has no effect on the Cover as it threads onto the rim nut, not the stem.

Dan
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 45
Views: 5157

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Norman- Kevin is making a float bowl for a model S Winfield carb. The S and SR Winfields were made after the Model M barrel valve carburetors.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

early blocks did not have the oil holes in the valve galley.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Re: Winfield carb intake manifold fun... and braising cast iron.

M's have 3 circuits- the early barrel valves only had 2 as I recall. Here's proof- just keeping ya honest! Jeff is correct though- Winfields do make an engine run quite well.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

Those are not true safety hubs as the spud should never have the ability to separate from the inner race of the bearing as shown in the picture above. Safety hubs require that he spud and the wheel/hub need to be removed from the housing as a single assembly.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Proctologist needed
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Model T Proctologist needed

Yes you can move the ring gear to the other side of the housing with no modifications.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Body panel suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Quality Body panel suppliers

Did you contact Mark at Model T haven for an original panel?
by Dan McEachern
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Columbia 2 speed questions
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Columbia 2 speed questions

Hi Tim- you might post your question over on Ford Barn in the Model A forum.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Throttle arm screws -#8-36
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Throttle arm screws -#8-36

You might give Russ Potter a call.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Found this not so old pic...

Wait till they think your speedster is theirs!
by Dan McEachern
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...

Be aware that cracked drums might have good gears attached and those should not go in the scrap bin.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil

got a picture?
by Dan McEachern
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Found this not so old pic...

" All I have to do now is finish my Akron-Hed project and about fifty others before I can start...". Ha Ha! You have two projects that come to mind that you will NEVER be done with! Been there- doin' it.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2369

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Miller, Offy and the later Drake Offys don't have cylinder heads. The cylinders and the combustion chamber are a single casting, or castings, depending on the engine in the case of the Millers.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New triple gear pins?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: New triple gear pins?

Just an FYI to all. I'm going to start production of the triple gear pins in the next few months. We have the steel on order for the 1st batch now. The pins will be made from a chrome-nickel alloy steel, properly heat treated and ground to size. This project is an outgrowth of making the special pin...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 1201

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Regarding pan dimples- a little trick that seems to help with pan distortion- cut a slit in the side wall just under the thickness of the pan rail at the top of the dimple. I use a small cutoff wheel in a die grinder. Then dimple the side wall and weld the slit closed and grind smooth. This allows t...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy

Andy- I will always wonder why you didn't paint your Mercury olive drab!
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

It would be great to have longer wood wheel bolts for use with safety hubs. The current alternative is not ideal. Also, if you do make the nuts, cold form the threads, don't use a cut tap, the threads will be much stronger.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

Nothing wrong with cast drums as John mentions, and I don't want to imply anything different- its just a different process to get to the same end point. When Herman Harder was making new drums, his were cast from ductile iron and you just had to balance them. Its unavoidable, as no casting will have...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

All good points, the bottom line is if you are building a driver engine, balance the drums, triple gears and the flywheel. That goes double for a flywheel with the magnets removed. Dave N. drums are certainly nice, and because they are not machined from a casting, the are, by default better balanced...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Should You Balance Transmission Drums

We just finished a transmission balance job for a customer and I thought I would share what we found when balancing the low and reverse drums. I have to say that while these drums were out of balance more than most, these were original Ford drums in pretty nice condition. Most times they are not thi...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got a phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: I got a phone call

I told them 1914 and they asked me to hold. Another person came on the line and wanted to confirm that the year of my car was 2014 and I told him no, it was 1914. He argued that I told the other person 2014- he finally hung up on me. I was looking forward to renewing my warranty!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs

On your rear hubs, you really should add an extension on the outer end to support the outside end of the wheel center. Leaving the outside of the wheel center unsupported will eventually cause the wheel center to crack around the lug bolts due to flexing. Neglecting this detail is often the case if ...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

On a hard pull, you are better off using 3/8 bolts with nuts. The pins tend to allow the puller arms to spread out and bend. Just FYI.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1889

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Push thru grinders like the Van Norman and Petersen are great IF you know how to properly set one up, level the wheel, and use it. If not, you can certainly create a mess of things. I'm not fond of the belt sanders for the same reasons, but in the hands of a good operator and a machine in good shape...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: shipping

Fastenal? Is that who you are thinking of?
by Dan McEachern
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

I know what I did 40 years ago- went to the pile and got a few different coils to try and hope it ran better with those that the ones I replaced them with. Out of desperation, I would try changing the sound of them by "adjusting" the points.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball bearing 4th main
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: Ball bearing 4th main

Age old question- is the plug in the tail shaft? Assuming it is, you can take a piece of 3" exhaust tubing and tack weld an oil shield onto the 4th main body over the spring to keep oil off the bearing . Also get a bearing that is both shielded and sealed if possible. Is it an R24 bearing or does it...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB HCCT
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: WTB HCCT

You could possibly work out a ride with Freighter JIm if you could wait for him to get near both of you or al least close enough to meet him on the road somewhere close.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: brass radiator lower apron.
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: brass radiator lower apron.

Call Brassworks.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads

Studs are always a step up from bolts, but depending on the firewall situation on a particular body/ firewall, and the need for the extra height to pull a head with studs in the block, it can be an issue. Removing the firewall/body in order to remove the head can be a major PITA.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted V-belt crankshaft pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Wanted V-belt crankshaft pulley

Donnie- e-mail sent. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads

That's why stock Rajo pushrods are 1/4" diameter. Same with stock Frontenac. Your friend will just need to pull the head and see what condition the block is in and then make a decision. Trashed valve seats or enlarged guide bores would require the block to be removed from the car, unless you have th...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 3091

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

These are exactly like the originals in every feature. Larry has even blessed them as being correct!
by Dan McEachern
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 3091

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Thanks Larry! And of course RV for making the dies. Here is a picture of the early rim nut.
Rim nut .jpg
by Dan McEachern
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

loose wheel hub bolts will make a clicking noise if you have wood wheels. Check the 6 bolts and make sure they are not loose.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: Is it a T?

Bryan- changing the bands on that thing would be easy- just take the hood off! Thanks for posting that Tom.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this NOS part?
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: Found this NOS part?

Does it have the flats on it to limit rotation?
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

Yes it should be a press fit- about .002" interference.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead valve
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Overhead valve

There is a version of a B Rajo where the back of the head is sloped to clear a 26/27 firewall.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment

I agree it needs to be checked but don't agree that using the tail shaft/drive plate is the way to go. I did not mean to imply that checking the tail shaft is the only check to do- only that runout here is indicative of conditions that can and do originate in other area of the assembly. Nothing mor...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Main Shaft and Crank Shaft Alignment

All other issues aside, if your engine is on a stand, tip it up nose down and put an indicator on the transmission tail shaft and rotate the crankshaft. The result will tell you how deep you need to dig into things. A well built engine / transmission will have less than .005" TIR. The Tulsa club web...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 2217

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Hard to tell- is the babbitt at the apex of the groove lifting up? Might just be a burr kicked up by the grooving tool on a 2nd pass- look how the groove is somewhat displaced off to the left of the arrows. Try prying on it with a box knife blade or Exacto knife. The other groove that I put the box ...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Biggest issue with a T head is the number of head bolts and the layout make it difficult to get great clamp pressure on a head gasket, but it does seem to work most of the time. I've had good luck using Copper Coat on solid copper gaskets as far as preventing water leakage. As far as torque- ya need...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: They hung up on me!!

yes, they hung up on me also after telling me I told the other person 2014 model year and I corrected them.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 2304

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

That's not something that I would do, but if you proceed, have the axles magnafluxed for cracks before you put any more $$ into them.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need info about piston pin bushings
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Need info about piston pin bushings

CDA954 is aluminum bronze and is probably overkill for anything but the most severe pin bushing application. It would help to know what the piston material is that you need these bushing for. The Ford cast iron pin bushings are probably something close to phosphor bronze.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Rocky Mtn. Trans Cluster Gear Shaft-New
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: FS- Rocky Mtn. Trans Cluster Gear Shaft-New

TTT. Still have one shaft available.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fastenal shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Fastenal shipping

Take it apart and put all the guts in a USPS flat rate box and ship only the case and shift tower by UPS. The old "crate in a box" applies here!
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 day 2 results
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: Montana 500 day 2 results

Watch out Tony- those ladies are gonna pass you one of these days!!! Congrats to everyone!
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: 4th Main Alignment

Also, laminated Model A connecting rod shims work nicely for this purpose.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

What Kerry said. The rings will never be able to control the oil with it that high- 3/8" above the inspection plate is almost too high.
Also, welding will shrink the metal in that area and warp the pan, so make sure the pan get checked on a jig.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Re: Another mag problem

Have your coils been rebuilt and properly adjusted?
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

Bob- thank you for posting that! I do find it curious though, as I've had 30 x 3 1/2 Buffalo wires on my touring going on 20 some odd years and probably have over 50K miles on it in that time, worn out two full sets of T drivers and have never had a tire creepage problem, and I know that two of the ...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T after market headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: Model T after market headlights

What year is your car? It makes a big difference in what's "original".
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

The head gasket adds volume to the combustion chamber and needs to be accounted for in any CR calculations. A 3.875 bore overhead gasket is about 0.73 cubic inches, while a stock flathead gasket is pretty close to 1.09 cubic inches.
for conversion 1 cubic inch = 16.39cc
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

Ha! when did we start being concerned about "low end efficiency" with any of this?
My comments regarding port flow were directed at your earlier statement, not anything to do with resulting performance. You can't change the fact that more air = more fuel = more power.

You said:
kevin.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

I have flow data on a B/BB Rajo and the intake port flow curve continues to rise even after about .500 lift. Those heads will flow an insane amount. If you compare B/BB Rajo flow data to just about any other era head, most intake port flow curves flatten out at higher lifts as would be expected. I'm...
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 75
Views: 8908

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

Who spotted the two Storm connecting rod boring machines in one of the pictures?
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 26, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

1st off, there is no one in Santa Rosa that I would let weld on that head, nuf said on that. My opinion only. Seats are bad mojo in those heads due to the thin area between the valves as you noted I think I would 1st try just grinding the seat and see where you end up- not ideal and the seat will be...
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

The driven gear bore per the Ford drawing is 1.651"/1.652"
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission play & misc transmission questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1717

Re: Transmission play & misc transmission questions

If you find your brake drum shaft is worn, I make driven gears with undersize bores that allow use of slightly worn shafts.
by Dan McEachern
Sun May 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shredded lining shows why....
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Shredded lining shows why....

Also, notice the edges of the drums are sharp from wear. If you are going to run Kevlar lining, the edges of the drums need to be chamfered and polished as well, in addition to no big pits or excessive roughness on the drum surfaces.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 23, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Triple gear pins pressed into flywheel

The pins are not tapered. The bore is not tapered. The book is correct in that the pins must be pushed out toward the magnet side of the flywheel. There is no counterbore in the flywheel to accommodate the slight shoulder on the end of the pin. The pin gets driven in or pressed in until the shoulder...
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 1449

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

That looks like a reasonably terrible rebabbit job.
by Dan McEachern
Wed May 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Breaks on my caw

Suzanne- contact Moose Motors in Pengrove- they have stock of old woven lining and can reline your bands.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Bill Tharp Auxilary Brake system
Replies: 17
Views: 1677

Re: Looking for Bill Tharp Auxilary Brake system

Call Birdhaven. Bill sold his brake business to Texas T Parts and that all got sold to Birdhaven several years ago.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: Copper head gaskets

Have you tried calling Best Gasket?
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Triple gear pins

Bumping to the top - see my edited posting above. Thanks, Dave!
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old wall mounted phone
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Old wall mounted phone

Still have a dial phone in my shop in one area. My daughters friends just stare at it.
by Dan McEachern
Wed May 13, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Triple gear pins

A few additional comments on this. if you purchased pins with no end shoulder, send them back for a refund! They are simply not made correctly. On edit: I just had an interesting conversation with Dave from Chaffin's on this subject, and one of the things we discussed was the end shoulder. Chaffin's...
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

pretty much, except it was Land Louse virus instead of Model T virus. The little buggers are kinda cute, but not my cup of tea.
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

True, but we had a family member with a sickness similar to the model t ailment. Guess what it was?
by Dan McEachern
Mon May 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

I replied to your e-mail. Check your spam folder.
Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sun May 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pealing off laminated shims.
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: Pealing off laminated shims.

Yup- Exacto knife.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?

Contact Terry Loftus at terry_loftusATcoxDOTnet.