Search found 762 matches

by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new intake manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: My new intake manifold

Well I have this nice NOS carb that needs a home!
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

I love it!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new intake manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 226

My new intake manifold

Just finished!
Just finished!
by Les Schubert
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

Talk to Peter Harris at crower
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

Stan Thank you for the kind words. UNFORTUNATELY DONT send me money for a crank as I have none left. I will provide permission to Crower to use the drawings. I have exactly one of the girdle castings available but I still have the pattern, so more can be made. My preference would be to sell the patt...
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

The crank you see was custom made by Crower. I’m sure they still have the drawings!! Definitely more than a Scat crank!
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

It will fit into a ordinary pan. Pressure oiled
by Les Schubert
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

18C60F77-BFC5-4A3E-A56B-4B2743D75883.jpeg
Crank side of girdle
BE0305F1-AC5D-441C-A2AE-F9D4EAC2E982.jpeg
Girdle as it would be installed
38B0CF95-5317-4490-BC39-7536F2174CBD.jpeg
A suitable crank
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Five bearing crank?
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Five bearing crank?

If you want to go the “5 main conversion” route I have available exactly ONE conversion “girdle”. The concept is that ALL 5 main caps are in one casting. I’ll try to post a picture tomorrow. If someone wants to buy the 5 main block patterns please contact me. They are available. With some modificati...
by Les Schubert
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 T New Crank Seal
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: 23 T New Crank Seal

I always CAREFULLY inspect the area on the crank where the seal runs. IF I see any roughness, pitting or grooves I install a SPEEDI SLEEVE!! Not really cheap but the hard ground stainless surface will allow a quality seal packing material to do the job it was designed to accomplish. I like to minimi...
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?

I have always used cotton string. Less concern about loosing bits!!
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Triple Gear Pins

My first question is what are your plans for this project? If only a few miles locally then just use them! If further then I would replace them now while it is easy. Personally I virtually ALWAYS replace the pins and almost never replace the bushings in the triple gears unless they have serious prob...
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

Pete
The thought of a chain reduction drive comes to mind. Probably a lot more economical than a stack of gears!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

Further to Mike’s comment
Further to Mike’s comment
57A3845C-6219-4C19-89F8-9EC54DC0EA65.jpeg
45F45488-7601-4885-9618-2DF43EFAA74F.jpeg
The pipe nipple pointing up is the priming connection. Typically only needed after a oil change or sitting for a long time
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??
Replies: 30
Views: 1308

Re: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??

I quite agree about Dan’s brake kit!! Almost invisible!! I have one. The only thing I added was the self adjusting kit (got it from Rock Auto)
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kirk Wright flywheel “fix”
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Kirk Wright flywheel “fix”

Getting ready to install the Kirk Wright flywheel and I realized that it wouldn’t reach to the crankshaft flange and I don’t trust just the dowel pins. So bored it and installed a ring.
Yes the transmission shaft is pointing the wrong way right now!!
E577E3DD-FB4A-47E4-A6D5-17A0DB2D46CC.jpeg
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A DIFFERENT manifold for a T
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: A DIFFERENT manifold for a T

I still have the car (but with a stock engine)
I moved the engine to a speedster and went to a 2 bbl Stromberg 97. The car runs STRONG but I sold it in the early ‘90’s.
I have learned lots over the years
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A DIFFERENT manifold for a T
Replies: 2
Views: 401

A DIFFERENT manifold for a T

91215FC2-1D1E-422F-83E9-7B6E7F443D85.jpeg
At a car show back in 1978. A first place trophy!!! The “hot chick “ is still married to me!!
Manifold assembly for a Corvair Turbo and Carter YH carburetor!
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??
Replies: 30
Views: 1308

Re: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??

Most trailers have fairly steep ramps!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: 1920s racer

I just did a little math and at 60mph with standard T gears (3.63-1) the engine is turning around 2450 rpm. With a counterbalanced and pressure oiled system no problem.
At 100 mph around 4,000 rpm. Again quite doable.
I really have to question the MONSTER overdrive!
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 mph Model T Fords ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Re: 100 mph Model T Fords ?

This picture taken about 1986 of me in #21!
It was easily capable of freeway speed. I sold it because I became afraid of killing my self!! The guy that brought it got a ticket for 92 mph and he had slowed somewhat!!
It still exists.
DE59492E-14BB-4C75-B13C-3EDFB9B19961.jpeg
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change to stamped running board arms
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Change to stamped running board arms

Thank you for the information. Fortunately I I have both frames so I will use the one with the forged arms
by Les Schubert
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change to stamped running board arms
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Change to stamped running board arms

I am going to build a Canadian 21 T roadster and I have a couple of frames to choose from!!
I would like to pick the correct one!
I have gone to some effort to get the correct windshield and top irons for this car.
So I need to keep making the right choices.
by Les Schubert
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

Kevin and Dan
Thank you for all the good practical advice!
As I said I have never run the B210 pump before.
VW, yes!! Flathead V8, getting close but I am comfortable with my design.
by Les Schubert
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: 1920s racer

With the 1.7 intakes what are you running for a head gasket? Conventional one is going to be REALLY close to the valves! I have run a T engine with a VERY aggressive camshaft and ended up creating 4 intake ports to get a decent bottom end torque. Pulled strong to 4500 rpm where the valves would star...
by Les Schubert
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: 1920s racer

Certainly a seriously BIG radiator!!
by Les Schubert
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1496

Re: 1920s racer

I’m really curious about the last picture with the worm gear???
by Les Schubert
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

Kevin P That is really good useful information about your experience with the B210 pump!! Interesting that the relief valve couldn’t keep up! I am going to look at re-engineering the bracketing to drive the pump with a crank gear (so at crank speed). Fortunately I have the block drawings, so I can a...
by Les Schubert
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

Kevin
In my opinion the advantage of the B210 pump is the integral oil filter and relief valve. If you reverse it then these features are lost!! Lots of other pump options without these features.
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

Probably a good test would be to run at crank speed. Just use a crank gear.
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: B210 oil pump

I suppose if the gear could be obtained it wouldn’t be too difficult
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Andy
And that is precisely my point, if the rear brakes had locked up, very rapidly the back end would have been trying to come around!! Which would be much harder to recover from!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Andy Well having spent my life driving on lots of slippery roads, here is the deal!! Lock up the front brakes and you skid straight!! Lock up the back brakes and you will have the back end trying to become the front end!!! In the early days of ABS they understood this and installed it only on the re...
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About ready to “hang” the transmission
Replies: 1
Views: 391

About ready to “hang” the transmission

Adapter and crank seal
Adapter and crank seal
Adapter and crank seal
Adapter and crank seal
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Frank
Well I like having the choice!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

B210 oil pump

Something different for me!
Something different for me!
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Some front disc brakes
Some front disc brakes
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

The only thing that scares me about my front brakes is the guy behind me that can’t stop!
So I check my mirrors!!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-403B timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: T-403B timing cover

Dan
Thank you for the information. I have no idea why I have it!!
If someone needs it, it’s available!!
Otherwise I may just make it fit onto my 13 RHD
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-403B timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: T-403B timing cover

And perhaps the B is 8!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-403B timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 251

T-403B timing cover

Yesterday I found this casting in my shop. The oil filler is located a bit differently. So what era is it correct for? Or is it RHD drive?
707FA08C-4596-4ABC-8442-753F74D27C7C.jpeg
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD tail light
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: RHD tail light

Collin That is a great question!! I have never seen a light configured as you are planning, but I understand your logic. I wonder if any British or Australians can offer any insight? One thought is did they have two red lenses (one on the back and one on the right and a clear on the left. This would...
by Les Schubert
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo self steering spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Rajo self steering spindles

So how well do they work? I assume they are a bit marginal in reverse? I ask because I am considering making another set of spindles that will accommodate front brakes. The last set I made I tilted the kingpins in 9 degrees like the model A-V8 and they work very nice, but of course they require axle...
by Les Schubert
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

Rich As you increase HP you increase bearing load! Adjusting T bearings is a fact of life with a splash engine. Lack of full flow filtration contributes. Consider that in the ‘30’s the V8 didn’t have shims. Eventually oil filters were added. So much more HP from a stock oiled T I would expect to do ...
by Les Schubert
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Subaru starter project for non starter T
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Subaru starter project for non starter T

Perhaps Steve, but I won’t be producing it!
by Les Schubert
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Subaru starter project for non starter T
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Subaru starter project for non starter T

C68746A6-BDC8-497F-A2E2-42A57131882E.jpeg
clamp on fan pulley
A12F6178-3E41-43D2-8AA6-E6C65059D6DC.jpeg
custom crank end
7F96988C-D23B-4CC1-862F-36D27BFAE96C.jpeg
crankshaft pulley
EC02BDC9-4F63-48B6-B695-1B88AFEA8CFE.jpeg
9357BD7B-F12B-4647-8DF5-EB9CA4527631.jpeg
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

0FED67B9-A1CA-47E2-BA32-7FADF61CCF87.jpeg
I hope this helps
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil experts
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Mag coil experts

Mario That coil certainly looks similar to the one I have. If I add a electric starter, it will be one that fits on the front of the engine!! I have two of them, one is original and one I “invented” using a one wire alternator and a Subaru starter (it turns the correct way). Either way I will instal...
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Somewhat related to the Ferry thread from a few days ago.

Speaking of “chinooks” a couple of years ago Leo DiCaprio was on a set up here by Calgary and there was one and he pronounced that it was “CLIMATE CHANGE”!!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil experts
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Mag coil experts

The engine is being built from parts so I will see what fits.
Thank you
by Les Schubert
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil experts
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Mag coil experts

So I’m building a 13 engine and I have several mag coils.
A “tin” disc
A double stack
A single stack

Which is correct?

They are all freshly rebuilt
by Les Schubert
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This is what takes so long
Replies: 20
Views: 1277

Re: This is what takes so long

Looks great!!
Hopefully I’m in the que!
by Les Schubert
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

Dave
Well if you are planning to use a truly DRY clutch, that is a completely different thing. Assuming that you are not using the T transmission!!
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if I have a reground cam?
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: How to tell if I have a reground cam?

Stock T cam is about.250 lift.
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

I run what I call a “semi dry” flywheel!! There is a dam that keeps the oil away from the flywheel. The transmission shaft is drilled and fed from the rear main bearing. Some oil is sprayed onto the bands.
by Les Schubert
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

It’s a late style block. I generally prefer for the upper 2 transmission attachment bolts
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 windshield on a 23 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: 22 windshield on a 23 T?

Further to Jerry’s comment, during wartime you would get a lot more gasoline rationing for a truck!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

The majority of the intake is runner. Just plenum under the carb.
I have never opened up the exhaust ports.
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

Walt 3 layers of steel pictured. The top layer mounts to the flange on the end of the axle housing. The second layer is around the flange and the third layer is behind and locates where the 67 F100 backing plate would be. The internal parking brake and self adjustment linkage is used from the truck....
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

No welding or epoxy!!
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

C9E79E92-E90F-4DE7-A355-5F85DE4D4761.jpeg
This manifold can be mounted either way up to accommodate either a updraft or downdraft
97311B05-F7D0-45C3-BA9C-8FB6F7EDA33F.jpeg
Effectively a 4 intake port manifold. Without the divider the bottom end torque is poor.
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

My backing plate designed around 67 f100
My backing plate designed around 67 f100
Just found this in my pictures
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

Pete
The counterweights are OK but I had to trim beside the throws for clearance to the camshaft. Now the A camshaft is bigger than a T camshaft and I have filed notches in the camshaft bearing bores
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

I see the trade off like this. In a panic situation you can either pile into something or risk your wheels!!
I will try to post some pictures of some rear hydraulic drum brakes.
Rock Auto sells the drums etc.
My brakes use some 67 Ford f100 parts available from LMC (nice narrow shoes)
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: C crank T block progress!

I’ll post a picture of the intake manifold tomorrow.
No problems running the A cam against the block.
The identical engine is capable of pushing a speedster at 100 mph
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

I have sent him a message, hopefully he will reply
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

They are built using 57 Chevy rear drum brake parts and almost “invisible” on the big drum rear axle!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

Slightly different, there is a good hydraulic drum brake conversion for the 26-7 rear axle available from a guy in California. They especially fit nicely on the Ford wire wheels as the drums are the same bolt pattern
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

C crank T block progress!

C crank and flathead V8 oil pump
C crank and flathead V8 oil pump
Race grind A cam modified to fit T block
Race grind A cam modified to fit T block
Gear added for the V8 oil pump
Stretched pan (shortened nose). Sump mod
Stretched pan (shortened nose). Sump mod
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

My observation is that the straight cut gears are “modular pitch”. I can’t comment on the helical gears.
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Model T Ranch #1075 Slipping clutch fix kit

So it would appear to be a “spacer” that can be installed to increase the spring pressure.
Perhaps I’m not understanding it correctly though.
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

Toon
My speculation is that using the metric gear profile was to make it more difficult for the “after market” manufacturers. It was no problem for Ford to make them to the spec. This is applicable to the straight cut early gears. When they went helical they just adjusted the fit.
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

I have been promoting the 100 mm spacing for over 20 years. I figured it out when I found a very nice set of straight cut gears and realized that they weren’t a standard North American tooth, but were a perfect metric tooth profile spacing. So I made a 100 mm “link” for the line boring rig and no lo...
by Les Schubert
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

I’ve played around with Henrys engine machining a lot and have realized that virtually every thing is located by 1/16” increments. A few exceptions (like the camshaft to crankshaft spacing)!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Generator bolt pattern drawing

Just wondering if someone has a drawing of this.
I am going to machine a adapter to fit in this place and if someone has already made the drawing it will save me some time as I can just go straight to my digital readout on my drill press.
Thank you for any help!!
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Model T?
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Electric Model T?

Seems to me that the solution is to get a original era electric car. I have a 1920 Detroit cw the original style iron nickel alkaline “Edison” batteries. Runs nominally on 84 volts. This made sense at the time because with a vacuum tube rectifier running from 110 volts AC no transformer needed. Good...
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

0FA0F392-E238-4F2C-864A-ACDA1113C27F.jpeg
Here is my ‘13 (Cdn RHD) with Buffalos. Sure is nice on a tour if you have a flat to be able to go again in 5-10 minutes. Various 30x3-1/2 wire wheels were available to fit the T by 13.
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plate Bracket on 27 Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: License Plate Bracket on 27 Coupe

If it was a Canadian car, I had some of those made a couple of years ago that mount the plate just under the left headlight. I might have one available
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

So I did a quick search and Rock Auto does NOT list the brake drums. Some other brake parts yes. In regards to the master cylinder, Speedway Automotive has extensive listings and related components. There are probably other sources of suitable drums but probably just as easy to use the drums you hav...
by Les Schubert
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our kind of demonstration
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Our kind of demonstration

I have the steel plate sill reinforcements on my 13 touring. I got lucky and found one at a local swap meet and then made a mirror image for the other side. These pieces add a LOT of strength!!
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Please realize that you can get Helicoil in pipe thread sizes and I have used them with total success to fix T spark plug threads and many other applications
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Perhaps put the rear axle on stands and put it in high gear?
by Les Schubert
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB - Speedster Gas Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: WTB - Speedster Gas Tank

I would explore the radiator repair shops
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Helicoil has worked great for me
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T in the snow, in Mississippi
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: T in the snow, in Mississippi

Another T in the snow
Another T in the snow
by Les Schubert
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...Part II

Joe
I installed a set of the new Dunn weights more than 40 years ago on my 27 roadster. I labored over the installation to avoid any bending stress in the crank. I’ve been totally happy with it ever since. I think the fitting is the key
by Les Schubert
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: My cam gear status

Further to Dan’s comment, please make sure that when you reinstall the generator it is not too loose or binding against the cam gear. And yes I would continue to run it!
by Les Schubert
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought I had seen it all...
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Thought I had seen it all...

My guess is it was a method of reducing the leakage effect of worn valve guides
by Les Schubert
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick your choice
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Pick your choice

I know this doesn’t directly answer your question, but these are my two favorites.
These are colour samples from my local powder coater with the names. I hope it helps.
9E205E51-9085-43C7-B788-6AD0C825B9D5.jpeg
D2536CFA-717D-43A5-BAC2-2D1900483101.jpeg
by Les Schubert
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring gear attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Ring gear attachment

You can rethread the ring gear holes with the 1/4” 20 tap. Be sure to use Loktite on the threads. I don’t think the spools by themselves will fling enough oil
by Les Schubert
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Further to Bill’s posting, I think his is probably straight enough
by Les Schubert
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

I have straightened enough rear axle housings over the years! Fairly easy to do with just a oxyacetylene torch.
I made a set of testing fixtures and I will try to post some pictures
by Les Schubert
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Terry The engine that I built in the ‘70’s has been totally reliable. No bearing or piston or valve issues! I am AMATEUR machinest with no formal training and the majority of the work I did myself. Yes I am a very skilled mechanical engineer with a long career manufacturing and inventing rotating ma...
by Les Schubert
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

021776C9-BE74-4E19-934C-81B489668333.jpeg
903D03A5-52CC-40CD-8D9D-8B2786833377.jpeg
I hope these pictures help

Cam gear;
Several options. As pictured the front of a T cam has been added to the A cam. The first time I did this I refitted the T gear to the front of the A cam
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

I didn’t rebore the cam bores. Machined the camshaft bearing surfaces to fit with about.001-.0015 clearance. Removed the rear cam bushing. No wear problems
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

The cam pictured installed in a A cranked T engine is capable of cruising easily at 75 mph and is capable of 100 mph. It pulls strongly to 5,000 rpm.
E1723407-B71C-4988-8DE1-2C680EED62D4.jpeg
Here is a picture of me sitting in it about 1985 as the body is progressing
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1682

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

Steve You can buy a kit from some of the usual suppliers that is designed to “fix” excessive end float of the camshaft. It uses the front cover to control this. When I did this 45 years ago I brazed up some spots on the front cover and ground them to fit. That solution is still working on that engin...
by Les Schubert
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1526

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

All the best to Stan