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by Dan McEachern
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 1
Views: 120

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: 582

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: 457

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: 306

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: 1502

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: 588

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: 439

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: 584

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: 791

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: 210

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: 867

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: 509

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: 867

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: 2392

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: 2392

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: 1079

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: 1134

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: 1270

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: 1250

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: 505

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: 668

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: 668

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: 1767

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: 1166

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: 1907

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: 1771

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: 410

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: 724

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: 510

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: 464

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: 568

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: 1094

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: 1207

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: 1235

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: 720

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: 561

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: 1322

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: 1322

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: 55
Views: 6089

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: 1322

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: 1280

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: 1280

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: 1029

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: 554

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: 1080

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: 1100

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: 1167

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: 1442

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: 1627

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: 1151

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: 1627

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: 998

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: 998

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: 998

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: 1122

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: 291

Re: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?

Contact Terry Loftus at terry_loftusATcoxDOTnet.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear pins
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: Triple gear pins

The pins without the "additional Collar" referred to above by Altair are aftermarket pins not made to the Ford design. The purpose of that "collar" or slight step at the crankshaft side of the pin is to trap the pin between the flywheel body and the magnets.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- New Needle Bearing Triple Gears
Replies: 1
Views: 574

FS- New Needle Bearing Triple Gears

I have Needle Bearing Triple Gears back in stock for those of you that might be interested. Sets include new gears with bearings installed, thrust washers and mating special pins in your choice of press fit sizes. Please e-mail me thru the forum if you have interest. or dmcgearsatyahoodotcom. Remove...
by Dan McEachern
Thu May 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

I have drums, backing plates and small parts in my pile somewhere. I would have to dig them out. Send me an email thru the forum .
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

I don't want to turn this into a Calistoga saga, but regarding Wayne's comments above, yes indeed, the 1st picture is from the 1st year and the 2nd picture is from year 2. In the 1st picture, as Wayne said, that is Dave Moulton in the Testa Rosa #3, and the red car behind Test Rosa is Doug Abernathy...
by Dan McEachern
Tue May 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..

I really like the solder idea versus the RTV. The glyptol may get a little toasted, but why not just sand off any questionable areas and recoat it after the solder is applied? If you don't want to solder it, I would prefer to use JB weld and file it flat rather than rely on the RTV.
by Dan McEachern
Sun May 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson paint color
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: KR Wilson paint color

I have a large amount of NOS KRW A and V-8 tools and the red rustoleum is pretty darn close to the KRW red. Some T era KRW tools are also green, at least my magneto gap tool is green, and its never been repainted.
by Dan McEachern
Sat May 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 2473

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

Our local bakery had a bread loaf slicing machine that used a T crankshaft and 4 connecting rods to provide the up and down motion to the slicing knives.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1331

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

Kerry- pretty sure those ports are too big for the Langs valve.
by Dan McEachern
Fri May 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster
Replies: 20
Views: 1331

Re: Valves, springs, guides and tappets - Speedster

You can't put A guides in a T block- too large a diameter and A valves are way too long for a T block. You don't need to put hard seats in either. Look at using small block Chevy valves- Regular size intakes and use FI exhaust valve if your exhaust seats have been enlarged. Chevy valves have 11/32" ...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

Here is a shot of the rear wheel that Wayne is referring to in his posting above. The Wine Country Classics were just that- classic.
Dob McDaniel rear wheel.JPG
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

Seems Hank knows that girls rock! Be careful- next you know you won't be driving it anymore! Ask me how I know. "Ah dad- you can drive the touring".

And here is a picture of Andy's dads car with only 3 wheels. :o
Dex w 3 wheels.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

Hi Steve- yes, the one and only! And I'm about 90% certain that is Tom Rohner standing next to the car talking to me. That is his AAA service cycle to the left. Tom is our own Bay Bridge Sue's father AFAIK.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

Here is #45 when it was baby blue #00 back around 1975 or 1976 at Calistoga Speedway lining up for the Wine Country Classics.
Calistoga 1.jpg
And an action shot later in the day.
Calistoga 2.jpg
by Dan McEachern
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission rebuild question
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Transmission rebuild question

Tighten the lockbolt then apply a firm rap to the end of the main shaft using a brass drift or a large soft face hammer until you can slide a .015 feeler between the thrust washers. Don't have the main shaft flange bolted to the flywheel when you do this
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

Rumor has it there is now a green one down in Watsonville that looks about like Andy's.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Clearing out my book shelves......take a look!
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Clearing out my book shelves......take a look!

Hi Steve- e-mail sent. Dan
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks

A few comments- you never said if you got the engine warm enough to retorque the head gasket. If not, there might have been anything wrong other than the lack of retorquing the head a few times after heat cycling. On your upper end oiling issue- it might be the pictures, but I see no evidence of any...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

Richard- bolting on the driven plate will do nothing to stop the man shaft flange from flopping around in the flywheel.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: 26 Transmission Drum Wiggle

It appears the transmission / flywheel is not bolted to a crankshaft. If so, there is nothing holding the trans main shaft in alignment and positioned properly with the flywheel, so yes it normal.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Help for installing Benchs on a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Need Help for installing Benchs on a Speedster

Seriously consider staggering them, with the passenger seat somewhat behind the driver seat. Comments regarding tipping them back are also critical. Best way is to put some padding in them- just some foam sheet and mock them up and sit in the car- can you reach the pedals, how is the reach to the st...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8272

Re: Speedsters

Here is #45.
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by Dan McEachern
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 7117

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I would love to get some of that paint, but its restricted in California- go figure!!
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: Speedster Project Update, Longer run of engine but problems.

Donnie- is there a mag field ring in this engine? If not, and there are no bolts in he lower corners, often times these holes broke thru the front side of the casting, right in the corner where the hogs head meets the block. Often times just a small hole, and not a problem if a mag field is installe...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1746

Re: Magnet leveling

Most flywheel grinding machines do not have magnetic chucks- they use a center bolt and a centering cone to hold the flywheel to the grinder table. Just pointing out that a commonly available service of automotive machines shops is flywheel resurfacing, where as most automotive machines shops probab...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1746

Re: Magnet leveling

Most automotive machine shops have flywheel grinders that would make short work of kissing the top of the magnet clamps but they would not be able to grind the mounting flange because they can't get down into the 4" dia counterbore. The interrupted cut in the lathe is never a problem because the cut...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1746

Re: Magnet leveling

Terry's posting highlights the importance of getting the magnet clamp heights all the same. IF you have the ability or access, another method that takes this to the next level is to roughly set the height, then chuck the entire flywheel in a lathe, indicate the rim of the flywheel and face off the m...
by Dan McEachern
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finding a fan belt issues
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Finding a fan belt issues

Russ Furstnow can make you a really nice sewn leather fan belt of the length you need,
by Dan McEachern
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Piston ring seating

Put a few squirts of engine oil in the cylinders so that the rings can seal. What is the condition of the valves? Low compression may not be due to the rings. Have you confirmed your valve lash? Good luck.
by Dan McEachern
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Biggest problem with old shells is that the partng line where they are split is often times badly worn, rendering the od of the shell into an oval shape. There is no way to repair this, so good cores for rebabbiting can be scarce. As far aw removing the cam shaft from the threads above, rotate the c...
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: WTB 1926-1927 Ruckstell Shift Lock

Did you call Chaffins?
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 45
Views: 5903

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Scott is correct- Chaffins is staying open with Mark as the head cheese.
by Dan McEachern
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

AN fittings use a 37 degree flare as the sealing surface and were developed during WW2 as an Army-Navy (AN) spec for aircraft use. Swagelok tube fittings use a 2 piece ferrule similar to a commercial compression fitting but are manufactured to a much higher quality level, and are generally available...
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 4264

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

1967. '24 Roadster. Sold it when I was in high school and bought it back 10 years later. Still have it.
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My daughter and I plan to put a SOHC SR Fronty engine in it. Gonna make a gow job out of it.
by Dan McEachern
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

A different outside view. Did this one a few years ago. All stainless- the Swageloc guy loved me!
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by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)

It might be a good idea to think about what the tips of those screws would do to the rim of a cam gear over time.
by Dan McEachern
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod Jensen Aluminum 6:1 head
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Rod Jensen Aluminum 6:1 head

AFAIK they worked with a stock gasket. Any indication that the head has been modified around the valve area? If so, you can modify a copper sandwich gasket by opening up the flanged sheet gently, removing the filler material and then forming the flange back with a tiny hammer. This is much easier on...