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by Dan McEachern
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?

Steve- do you have bow pads under the top fabric at the corners of your top bows? This is a really important key to helping you. The pads should have been included in the top kit. As others have mentioned, the way your top bows are showing thru the top fabric, it sure appears that there are no pads ...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle script
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Axle script

Looks like there may be a crack starting in the lower left end of the keyway.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: How do I "correctly" tighten a new top?

Steve- if that is a new top, I would go back to your top guy and have him fix it. A new top should not look like that.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License plate restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: License plate restoration

Steve- I sent you a PM. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS

Yes, the rear of the sump will clear a stock wishbone.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS

I still have a few of these available.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding peddals
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Welding peddals

Veeing out the joint to get good penetration is also a good idea, but I was referring to running the actual joint itself at a diagonal in the direction from the shaft end of the pedal shank to the pedal tip.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding peddals
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Welding peddals

Just to add- cut the spliced area at a diagonal rather than 90 degrees to the length of the pedal shank as it will give you a much stronger joint.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Hot Air pipe for 23-24
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: WTB Hot Air pipe for 23-24

For anyone else looking for one of these:

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by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet
Replies: 18
Views: 1381

RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet

Just an update- We received a refund check today from the HCCA/KCMTFC for our space deposits for the Bakersfield Swap meet along with a short letter explaining that the decision has been made to "throw in the towel" regarding any future swap meets. So it looks like the nail is in the coffin. Persona...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to ream spindle bushings?
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: How to ream spindle bushings?

Dan- I don't think Sunnen offers a mandrel long enough and small enough to tandem hone the spindle bushings. The smallest diameter P20 mandrel long enough is for a 5/8" bore. Is there a smaller one that I'm not aware of? Hope so! For everyone- the tap method that Dan is showing is by far the easiest...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Fishing out of season without a license!

ALLWAYS stuff rags between the drums and the pan wall when installing or removing band nuts and washers. Of course then you need to remember to remove the rags!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??

Regardless of your brake setup, a model T should always be driven as if it has no brakes. Trying to make a Model T into a modern car is a fools journey. Cars with aux transmissions always need extra brakes of some sort, and they need to be 100% functional. You pick what functional means.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??

Regardless of your brake setup, a model T should always be driven as if it has no brakes. Trying to make a Model T into a modern car is a fools journey.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hudco hogs head
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: hudco hogs head

Steve- you could go into business making these hogs heads! :mrgreen:
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1321

Re: B210 oil pump

Kevins comment regarding the bypass- the bypass valve is capable of bypassing the extra oil but the pump has no provision for adjusting the bypass pressure other than changing the spring force. The only way to do that is to shorten the factory spring to lower the preload or replace it with a spring ...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1535

Re: 1920s racer

Nice job! a few comments on your radius rod anchor points- the rear radius rod ends need to be in alignment with your u-joint ball where they attach to the frame in order to prevent binding when the rear end moves up and down. Same with your front- looks like you have two different anchor locations ...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original Auto Theft System, wheel spike.
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: FS Original Auto Theft System, wheel spike.

And if you forget its on your wheel and you mounted it on the rear facing side , you will hear the scraping noise as it plows a furrow in your fender from the bottom side as you drive away!
by Dan McEachern
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

Re: stupid men

PT Barnum was right!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1321

Re: B210 oil pump

Wondering how it would work at the slower rotation speed.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1321

Re: B210 oil pump

Anyone ever run one of these at cam speed? Wondering how it would work at the slower rotation speed. It ran cam speed in the 210 engine so. . . .
by Dan McEachern
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a Ruckstell spider
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Making a Ruckstell spider

Cutoff wheel or grind, but keep it cool so you don't draw the hardness out of it. If it gets blue, its too hot.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: 1926/27 block with no serial number crack

A crack in that location normally goes directly into or from the core plug hole, but only on the late blocks. Get it magnafluxed and you will know for sure. Squirt some laquer thinner in the water jacket thru the hole in the top of the block- if its a crack, the laquer thinner will seep thru the cra...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2112

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Just got word that some parts arrived at a customer's 15 days after shipping them 3 day USPS priority mail. At least they arrived!
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: speedster project update. Took the first ride yesterday :) :)
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: speedster project update. Took the first ride yesterday :) :)

Donnie- consider mounting a handle of some sort on the back of the drivers side seat. This will allow your passenger to reach behind with their left arm/hand and hold on to something solid. worth a try eh?
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Muncie T5 for 26 TT
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Muncie T5 for 26 TT

Lower 2 Shafts? There are two shafts- the main counter shaft and the reverse idler shaft. I have some new shafts for the main countershaft if you are interested.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine

It's ok- we can disagree on that!
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First try with a Lock-n-Stitch repair
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: First try with a Lock-n-Stitch repair

Sorry- I was referring to the crack that runs from the center core plug under the water jacket and into the valve chamber. Not sure I ever worried about one from the center water passage to the head bolt hole. Yup- the cracks toward the manifold are common in all blocks.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

For those interested in the brake setup that Les mentioned above- contact me off forum for details.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Harden Valve Seats---1927 Engine

What Eric said. Even then, hard seats are not required- cast iron seats will be just fine.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First try with a Lock-n-Stitch repair
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: First try with a Lock-n-Stitch repair

Jerry- my experience has been that you almost always see the valve chamber crack in the 26-27 blocks and not the earlier ones. Anyone?
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1863

Re: C crank T block progress!

While there is no water around the intake port area, that is not the case with the exhaust ports. The can be opened up slightly but the port walls are not thick enough to open them up significantly.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SUNDAY SWAP MEET
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: FS SUNDAY SWAP MEET

Jeepster47- I have the remaining parts to complete the linkage if you are interested. Send me an e-mail thru the forum if so.
Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

Yes, and pre 1926 Model T's use 762 x 88.9 mm tyres!
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ac linkage
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Ac linkage

The original A-C setup was a rod from the brake pedal clamp to a guide bracket on the drive shaft tube and then a cable loop thru a pulley to each rear wheel brake arm. The pulley acted as an equalizer. The brake arm on the band had a clamp that the cable made a loop through.
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 38
Views: 5398

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Nah- I have a cam slave- I just pick up the phone and start talking, send a blank and get a box back. But looking at the resulting numbers that come back is of great interest.

"A mans got to know his limitations".
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by Dan McEachern
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 38
Views: 5398

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Kevin- sent you an email thru the forum. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: wheel rim plated

You could also Powder Coat them silver. A friend recently informed me that Eastwood has a silver paint that is pretty durable and looks good so. . . . if ya can't locate the Sherwin Williams product, you can buy from Eastwood on line. My experience with hot dip galvanizing is that it is much heavier...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: wheel rim plated

Clear zinc plating looks very nice and most any plating shop can do it. Sandblast the rims 1st for a uniform appearance. Plating is not subject to the large lot charges for galvanizing.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1382

Re: New Day Timer Question

If the engine has a fiber timing gear, it might be that the cam nut is preventing the brush body from seating back against the shoulder on the cam. Look to see if the arm on the brush is hitting the end of the cam nut. If it is, you can narrow the arm width and allow the brush to move farther toward...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1265

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

With the Zep, I would mix with hot water or simply fire it up with the cleaner in the system. Don't let the Zep sit on any paint or any aluminum parts- its on the caustic side. Not sure it would take a week to do its thing. Most any cleaner works better in a warm or hot solution.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Mercury drop axle

If anyone has an extra laying in the corner, I would gladly consider discussing a change of ownership!
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1265

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

I agree its probably old stop leak that just settled in the bottom of the cooling system. Personally, I would avoid the lacquer thinner solution. If you still have a sample of the crud, try dissolving it with some Zep Super Purple cleaner. Its avail at Home depot etc. Its a strong detergent with a v...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Jacking up the rear end and put it in high gear as suggested and see if it runs ok. If it does, theres a pretty good chance that your triple gear bushings might be starting to seize on the shafts. Did you rebush the triple gears or fit the existing bushings to new pins? How much clearance did they h...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

Hi Gary- I'm guessing that the larger 525 stem was used at one point. Forgive my ignorance, but were the 525 stems threaded all the way to the end or just past where your rim nuts stop and the cap threads on? This discussion should probably get moved to the other forum to continue. Sorry for crashin...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

Mike- you are correct- the rim nuts that fit the 777 stems look like these.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T time
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: T time

Look at the racer picture- notice how far the pedals are from that fellows feet- the actual driver must have had 5' long legs!
by Dan McEachern
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sheet metal Piston Skirts
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Sheet metal Piston Skirts

AFAIK, these were very late 1927 and were supplied by Ford- not aftermarket or replacement. The only complete set I know about was owned by Steve Coniff. Perhaps others can supply additional information, but they were supplied with the X cross-section rods with the built in oil scoop on the cap. The...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Babbitt

The two bottom ones- the XXXX Nickel ones are for sure- purchased my babbitt from them for years before they closed their plant in San Francisco.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #2
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: #2

Aftermarket accessory cowl vent door? Seems like a bad idea being right over the coil box, but. . . . .
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Slingers- Yay or Nay?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Oil Slingers- Yay or Nay?

Here is what Dan is referring to. Also a different version of oil slingers that work quite well. Been using these for years and I moved away from simply using spools and bolts to insure good oil circulation for both the engine and transmission. The ring might be a belt and suspenders approach for th...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Babbitt

True Nickel Babbitt has never had any lead in it. Most knowledgeable shops only use Nickel Babbitt in engine bearings. Its not lead free because its politically correct. Just FYI
by Dan McEachern
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front and rear wood hubs. No longer available
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Front and rear wood hubs

That's mean- can we see the race car?
by Dan McEachern
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Babbitt

George- if there is any concern regarding the authenticity of your bars, take one to a scrap metal dealer and ask them to shoot it with their XRF gun. Most scrap yards have them and should be willing to check a bar as a favor or for a small gratuity. I would imagine that most metal suppliers guard t...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: My cam gear status

That's an early Cloyes gear- probably one of the higher quality fiber gears out there- not new by any means- . Probably has many miles left on it as long as the crank gear teeth are not worn out.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1265

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

I think you may have the wrong hub- the set screw will fit in either hub.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying alum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Help identifying alum pistons

Not Jahns- they never made a split skirt piston- T slot yes, split skirt-no. Those are pretty crude castings even by Jahns standards. Also the side reliefs are not typical of a Jahns. Hope that helps.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: early perch
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: early perch

Ya need to tell folks which side you need- left and right are different.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Flywheels

At some point in that time period Ford changed over to a flywheel that had more machined surfaces than the earlier flywheels. The flywheels are 100% interchangeable. I suspect it was an effort to get more uniformity in the balance but . . . . just a guess. Someone else may know the exact timeframe o...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 1265

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Are you 100% certain that you have the correct clutch hub? There are two different ones and the set screw is not located in the same place on the early one compared to the later one.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Re: FS 1927 T Roadster Rajo, Winfield, Ruckstell

If ya buy it, please move the pressure regulator and re route the fuel line! Looks like a fun car!!
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

Steve- before you test the breakaway switch, there is a 12 volt lantern battery or gell cell that powers the breakaway circuit. When the switch activates, the battery supplies the full 12 volts to the brake magnets, setting the brakes on at 100%. The battery may be in a small box on the trailer tong...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

While Jim has brought up the subject of trailer wheel bearings, its a really good idea to take the time to identify the bearing numbers for the inner and outer cups and cones and seal used on your trailer and buy one of each and keep them in the trailer or with you when you go on a trip. Finding bea...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.

In addition, you can heat the plate with a torch and get it pretty warm without charring the wood spokes. The heat will cause the ring to expand slightly. Also, once you have the plate hot, run a crayon around the id of the plate and let the melted paraffin migrate into the interface between the fla...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dimensions Of These Ports?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Dimensions Of These Ports?

Just installed a set of these. Chamfering the edges of the outside diameter on both sides of the copper 1 piece gasket rings made installation easier as any variation in the distance between the ports on the block and the manifolds make it a bit difficult to get both aides to go together. It took th...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine oil fill extension SPECIAL PRICE !!
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Engine oil fill extension SPECIAL PRICE !!

Don't let Original Smith see that fan belt!
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1825

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

Hi Allan- you may be correct on that point, but I have never balanced a stripped flywheel that was anywhere near being in balance and not needing correction. My only point was that weighing the magnets for equal weight does not replace balancing the entire assembly. Thanks for pointing out something...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1825

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

John showed a picture above of a pretty standard flywheel mandrel. The flywheel is radially located on the mandrel by the cone as shown above. The cone angle is steep enough that it contacts the edge of the bore in the flywheel- not the chamfer on the bore. BUT, as Dennis asked above, it is always g...
by Dan McEachern
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1825

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

To add to all that, when you get all the magnets weighing the same, get it all assembled, you still have no guarantee that the assembly will be even close to being balanced, as most flywheels have some pretty significant factory balance holes in them from the original factory balancing that compensa...
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...
Replies: 26
Views: 1825

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...

Crank separately, flywheel separately, trans drums separately. You can balance all your pieces EXCEPT the crank on that balancing stand because you can balance those pieces as a single plane rotor and a static balance will suffice. That is not the case for the crank- it needs to be dynamically balan...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Warford Low Gears For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Warford Low Gears For Sale

Layne Warford not Warford Warford.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 1057

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

Shaving a stock head will give you almost zero performance increase. Unless you nave the capability to do it yourself and have nothing better to do, consider spending the money on a good timer and properly rebuilt coils. If you really want to raise the compression, purchase one of the high compressi...
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too busy
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Too busy

Tony- keep the bucket and toilet brush. You will still need to wash the T, and the toilet brush can be used to clean between the spokes.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2684

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

If there is a concern regarding the name, call Steve Serr and discuss the issue with him. The appeal to me would be a head that duplicates the original appearance including the lettering.
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS

Rich- e-mail sent. thank you. One casting sold, I have a few more if anyone is interested.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

FS-CAST ALUM FINNED 3 AND 4 DIP OIL SUMP CASTINGS

THESE CASTINGS ARE 356 T6 ALUMINUM AND WILL FIT 3 AND 4 DIP OIL PANS DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRILL THEM. On a 4 dip pan, the sump will only cover the 1st 3 dips. Provision inside to attach an oil baffle plate and there are thick side pads on each side for tapped holes for oil lines, or just use for ext...
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: chicago transmission and oil
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: chicago transmission and oil

I run 600W in mine, mostly because I have a 5 gallon pail of it, but 120 gear lube would work also. Fill it to about 1/2" below the fill hole on the side of the trans.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: V W oil pump
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: V W oil pump

Rich- I have VW pumps/mounting brackets in stock, as well as the oil sump shown in the pictures below. You asked about an oil relief valve for the pump. The filter bracket shown in the picture with the sump has a built in adjustable relief valve. I have these available as well. I caution you regardi...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS INTERESTING RUNNING / SIDE LIGHT SET
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: FS INTERESTING RUNNING / SIDE LIGHT SET

Mark- I'll take them. sending text now. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window glass
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Window glass

I have made Masonite templates for the glass guy to use. It also allows you to do a trial fit in your frame before glass gets cut.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safety Wire
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Safety Wire

Safety wire the field coil bolts in pairs as well as the flywheel bolts- no need to wire all four together in either location. And yes, as Joe said- the unbalance from any symmetry issues with the flywheel bolt wire would be minimal at best.
by Dan McEachern
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft cleanup
Replies: 17
Views: 1120

Re: Crankshaft cleanup

Doubt those shavings are from the crankshaft- something else is producing that quantity of shavings.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What day is Today - Did we forget?
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: What day is Today - Did we forget?

thank you for the reminder!
by Dan McEachern
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

You HAVE to bake out the oil- all of it and it does take patience. Back in the days of vapor degreasers and trichlor, it was much easier, as those do a pretty good job of pulling any oil out. Also, the newer tig machines with adjustable duty cycles help a lot as you can set the duty cycle to clean t...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter question
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Lifter question

Not sure you are going to find a lash cap made to go on a 7/16 diameter valve stem. But depending on how worn the end of your lifter is, you could always use a lash cap in the conventional manner and put it on the valve stem.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Susanne- we make 1/2 x 5 and 1/2 x 7 Grade 8 + main bearing bolts with centerless ground shanks for use with our 1 1/2" tall heavy main caps. You can contact me at dmcgearsATyahooDOTcom if you would like more information. thanks, Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back in time.
Replies: 16
Views: 1271

Re: Back in time.

I love the steering arm on that speedster!!! OMG! Thanks Tom- awesome pictures- hard to pick a favorite!
by Dan McEachern
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Coils

Be aware that plastic case coils are generally junk.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.

It will cost a fortune to ship them with that vise attached. :shock:
by Dan McEachern
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed trailer tie downs
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Enclosed trailer tie downs

On Jim's setup it seems IF the tire slips on the floor of the trailer, the strap would then be loose. If the strap was thru the wheel and lined up with the center of the wheel and the tie down point, tire rotation would not let the strap loosen. Just an observation.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

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

Rich- sorry, I never answered your original question. Our '14 touring has had an A crank engine in it for over 20 years now. Stock Ford low head, New Day timer, originally an NH carb but it's had an MA Barrel Valve Winfield on it for about 15 years now, and most importantly, Coil Man coils. Engine i...
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: 16
Views: 1087

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: 1498

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: 1498

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: 520

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