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by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

The alum. pulley is the earlier style, in poor condition, those have the deep flange, the later have more crown and shallow flanges. Isn't that backwards about the flanges? The fan hubs that have shorter flanges have the number T603 and the hubs with the taller/deeper flange are T-603B. The earlier...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New leather spring pads, oil or dry?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

New leather spring pads, oil or dry?

Getting ready to install new leather spring pads (front and rear) and thought I would pose this question: Install the pads dry or oil soaked? Any and all thoughts/opinions are appreciated. I would assume that they were installed dry, but what would be the negatives of having them oiled (aside from t...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 99
Views: 3090

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Scott_Conger wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Who would have thought that a virus would have nations willingly give up their freedom, their wealth and security all while living in a state of quivering fear.

Any microbiologist.
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus

I do not see sales slowing down at all (look at the classifieds here on the forum). I have bought plenty in the last 2 weeks with one major change/precaution, any package that has been delivered is taken and sits out back for 1-2 days (handled with gloves of course). Makes me feel safer about touchi...
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 99
Views: 3090

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

If you think the toilet paper hoarding is bad, look for active dry yeast. Go to Ebay and look at what these folks are doing, $50.00 and up for a 4oz. jar. Most of them have probably never bought or used yeast in their lives, but now they need it. I bake a bread that I like to have because I can't fi...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Gas life span

Is it regular pump gas or clear (non-ethanol) ? If it's regular pump gas, I'd drain it and add fresh. Agreed. Drain it and start with fresh, hopefully there is not a lot to drain out. If you are a more "frugal" individual like my neighbor, work it back in to a tank of fresh gas a little at a time. ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Houston to northern Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Houston to northern Ohio

Not to hijack your thread but I have often asked myself why the website administrators don't create a special section for hauling requests? I am over on the Farmall Cub website farmallcub.com (as well as here) and there is a heading for the Cub Express. Members of the forum traveling to-and-fro with...
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who wanted original top prop nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Who wanted original top prop nuts

If the original individual does not come forward to claim them, I would be interested in them.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, Straight Through Carburetor, Aftermarket Simmons?
Replies: 4
Views: 456

FS, Straight Through Carburetor, Aftermarket Simmons?

Aftermarket Straight Through carburetor, no ID tag/plate (never had one as far as I can see), I think this is a Simmons. Condition looks good, possibly "rebuilt", but it has definitely been gone through. The metal flapper valve is in place and is not cracked or broken and it pivots freely on the sh...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, KRW Generator Test Meter, Spindle & Tie Rod bushing reamer, Stevens Valve Reseater
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: FS, KRW Generator Test Meter, Spindle & Tie Rod bushing reamer, Stevens Valve Reseater

1912 Transmission Cover Door, sold. Added a combination Spindle and Tie Rod Bushing Reamer. More photos of the reamer.


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by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spindle body braces, need info please.
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: spindle body braces, need info please.

Wow! The key word in the advertisement is that’s it’s cheaper than rebushing your front end. But lots of folks would do it for a temporary fix. Cheaper, yes, but by how much? IMG_0001_2.jpg IMG_0002_2_2.jpg You have the 0.68 cents for the Shimmie Stoppers, plus whatever the shipping would be. I don...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, Holley G, Windshield Swing Arms, Outer Rear Axle Seals.
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: FS, Holley G, Windshield Swing Arms, Outer Rear Axle Seals.

Seals will be on their way to Frank, THANK YOU!
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, Holley G, Windshield Swing Arms, Outer Rear Axle Seals.
Replies: 3
Views: 248

FS, Holley G, Windshield Swing Arms, Outer Rear Axle Seals.

Cast iron Holley G carburetor, 18-19. Consider this a core or project. No cracks or damage that I can find, no bowl either. I do not think that the float that is shown is original to the carburetor, but it goes with it. There is an existing float hinge on the carburetor body. Price is $28.50, shipp...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, KRW Generator Test Meter, Spindle & Tie Rod bushing reamer, Stevens Valve Reseater
Replies: 9
Views: 692

FS, KRW Generator Test Meter, Spindle & Tie Rod bushing reamer, Stevens Valve Reseater

K.R. Wilson No. 108 Generator Test Meter. Excellent condition for the age. Please note the chip/damage to the right-rear corner. Needle moves freely (has not been tested) you can see it resting at zero, glass is intact and not chipped or broken, original felt gasket is in place under metal cover. P...
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Starter bendix springs

Ron, .....makes me think that the T spring may have been released for service as A-11380-R later in 1928. My car was built approximately 450 units before A492511 on October 1. After that time, the multi-disk flywheel was revised by adding a step to clear the larger diameter Bendix spring that was a...
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit

The 2 folks above me were typing faster. Is the drive shaft spool (bearing housing) in your first photo an earlier closed spool? It looks as though you are trying to replace the more "modern" (1920-1927) driveshaft spool with the earlier style. I know that the later style will work on an earlier axl...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hubcap and Spindle thread chaser.
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Hubcap and Spindle thread chaser.

Yesterday my son spent a long day at an auction for me and was able to bring home a couple of the things that I was interested in, plus a few "other" things. One of the items that he got and brought to me was this thread chaser for Model T hubs and hubcaps. IMG_6791_2_2.JPG I have seen a lot of diff...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory starter bendix
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Accessory starter bendix

In September of 1928, Ford switched from using the Abell Starter Drive to the new Bendix Starter Drive. The Abell drive used a starter armature with a 1/2" diameter shaft. The new Bendix drive used a starter armature with a 5/8" shaft. The Abell drive and the Bendix drive look nothing alike. Shortly...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2336

Re: Insurance company recommendations

I am sure that you will get a lot of different responses (just like the "best oil" question) about which one are the best. I have had Hagerty for more than 20 years and have never had a problem. The rates are affordable and the coverage and customer service is very good as well. I have 4 cars insure...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Dan's photo shows another feature of the currently available driveshafts that cause me to worry - note that the blend radius at the base of the square section is much tighter on the reproduction than the original. Radius? What radius? The most recent drive shaft that I had purchased (September of 2...
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Here is a quote from an earlier post on the same issue. The original post was about reaming the drive shaft bushing but this is also a problem that I ran into with a new made drive shaft, and using a N.O.S. Ford universal joint https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9553&p=71150#p71150 There a...
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS BUSHINGS
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: FS BUSHINGS

PM sent on spindle and fan bushings.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor??
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: Distributor??

Not that it matters to the distributor, but his name is Fritz the Flyer.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed to ID possible KRW tooling parts.
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Help needed to ID possible KRW tooling parts.

I have had these for a few years and have no luck in trying to ID them. IMG_6784.JPG I have tried scouring the KRW catalogs, I have asked on other forums, KRW tool websites and have had no luck in finding out what these might be. The top one (fully threaded rod) I believe is from a puller, but which...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?

Thank you for all the information and help, it is very much appreciated.
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside diameter of rear axle housing?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Inside diameter of rear axle housing?

.....but the replies will vary if they come from making measurements, rather than quoting a factory published dimension. Hope this helps. Allan from down under. I agree with the above quote and will add this; the last 3 or 4 rear axles that I have done the dimension at this point has always been hi...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.

I found it listed in my 1949-54 Ford Passenger parts catalog. FDA-14677-A is Relay assembly (window regulator safety) For all 1954 Ford passenger cars except Sedan Delivery and Station Wagon Only 1 required per vehicle This must be a safety device in the circuit because the window regulator relay f...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?

Not wanting to hijack an earlier thread or have it "drift-off" into another direction about different front cross members ( https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10523 ), I thought I would ask my question in a new thread. When Ford made the change in 1920 to a "new" cross member made of heavi...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS FAN SHAFTS
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: FS NOS FAN SHAFTS

PM sent, 1 of th3 09-20 and one of the 21-25
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.

Remember that Google is often your friend. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=250389&showall=1 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-lincoln-ford-nos-power-seat-window-relay-FDA-14677-A/283454078314?hash=item41ff2dfd6a:g:C9oAAOSwUuNctf8s https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1955-lincoln-ford-nos-power-seat...
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.

I am getting things ready for an upcoming swap meet (March 15th at Russ Milne Ford, 24777 Hall Road, Macomb, MI in case anyone is interested) and need some help to ID the application of a Ford part. Hopefully someone here has a Ford Parts list/book that goes up to 1955, all the ones I have stop at 1...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, original Universal Ball Cap Screws, T-3371
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: WTB, original Universal Ball Cap Screws, T-3371

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Success! Replacements are on the way and I am sure that someday in the future I may find the ones I set aside so I would not lose them.
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, original Universal Ball Cap Screws, T-3371
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: WTB, original Universal Ball Cap Screws, T-3371

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by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Tools
Replies: 14
Views: 1685

Re: Mystery Tools

I don't know the number, but the first tool is the "bar" for removing and installing the brake shoe spring on large drum rear axle. It is shown in the Service Manual in paragraph 1224.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, original Universal Ball Cap Screws, T-3371
Replies: 3
Views: 315

WTB, original Universal Ball Cap Screws, T-3371

Just as the subject line says, I am in need of at least 4 (preferably 6) good, original cap screws for the Universal Joint Ball Cap. These are the 2 lower bolts with the cross-drilled heads for the safety wire, T-3371, 3/8-24 x 13/16. I set these aside so I would not lose them, and as with most folk...
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

Re: Differential case collar repair

I had a similar issue and I bought a repaired/rebuilt differential case half from Bob Bergstadt, all repaired and ready to go. Everything fit right back to factory specs. He lists them here on the forum from time to time and on Ebay or you can call him at Bob's Antique Auto Parts bobsantiqueautopart...
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 1954

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:28 pm
Glad to see the bodyshop owners co-operated with the policemen--

I don't think that they "co-operated", blind-luck that the deputy came to the body shop for a different case and found the stolen property.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS TRANSMISSION CLUTCH DRUM PULLER 5-Z-314
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: FS TRANSMISSION CLUTCH DRUM PULLER 5-Z-314

PM sent about puller.
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Desirable hood ornament
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Desirable hood ornament

Actually I believe that is Hermes not Mercury. Late 20's and early 30's Buick Radiator Mascot. My son's 1931 Buick has the original identical mascot with just a different mounting (no motometer).
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? re new pinion bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: ? re new pinion bearing

If the Woodruff key is too long it will stick out past the pinion gear and hit/interfere with the bearing. Steps 4 and 5 of the installation instructions say to make sure that the key does not protrude past the pinion gear. 4)Refer to Fig.1 and modify the Woodruff key by grinding or filing one end o...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

During the last rebuild I filled the axle while it was on the stand, before attaching the torque tube and radius rods. I was able to see the level inside the axle, I know that this does not help if you are refilling with the axle together and in the car but the amounts would be the same. This is a "...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T labor charges
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Model T labor charges

I was looking for a 3 ring binder that I have that is full of original repair orders since I read this post, I finally found it. Here are just 2 showing parts and labor charges. IMG_0001.jpg IMG_0002.jpg IMG_0003.jpg IMG_0004.jpg Each one also has the separate handwritten Parts Requisition that was ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Duesenberg donation
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Duesenberg donation

Here is a link about the car and the donation to the ACD Museum:

https://www.kpcnews.com/thestar/article ... 77071.html
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

I am using a new drive shaft but I do not have it yet. John There are 2 issues that I found with the newly made drive shafts, both on the machined square end for the universal joint. The first is the chamfer on the end, they only chamfer the edge of the machined flat surfaces and ignore the "corner...
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaming drive shaft bushing
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Reaming drive shaft bushing

What is the best size to ream it? John That would depend on the diameter of the machined bearing surface on your drive shaft. A new drive shaft should be 1.000" in diameter and for a used drive shaft the upper wear limit would be 0.005" (0.995" minimum diameter). So if you are going by the MTFCA bo...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle bolt diameter Vs. spindle bushing reamer diameter.
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Spindle bolt diameter Vs. spindle bushing reamer diameter.

While feeling a bit under-the-weather today (or Wonky-Donkey, as my son always says) I have been cleaning out a tool cabinet that has raised a few questions. This is all in regards to spindle bolts and spindle bolt reamers, in particular bolt diameters and reamer diameters. Here is a link to the For...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Dummy axle for cantrell miller sleeve puller
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Need Dummy axle for cantrell miller sleeve puller

I believe that it was Scott Conger that had made some. If you have an old won-out axle and a couple of 2" OD washers, you can make one:

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I had welded the washers together and than welded them to the cut off portion of the old worn out axle.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.

That collection of tools with the dust cap puller and the Stevens axle tool was a great find. I never saw that auction in my searches. And I am a fairly accomplished Ebay searcher as well as a very active "bottom feeder". That is where I may be bidding on hundreds of items, and bidding ridiculace l...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What make crankshaft is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: What make crankshaft is this?

I believe that Wohlert was out of Lansing, Michigan. They were an aftermarket parts supplier, gears, pump rebuild kits (water and oil), steering and suspension parts, forgings, lots of forgings. I remember buying Wohlert steering sectors back in the 50's. I have a N.O.R.S. 7 tooth steering sector fo...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cantrell-Miller Dust Cap Puller
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Cantrell-Miller Dust Cap Puller

The bar with the 3 nibs on it is what actually grabs the dust cap and does the pulling. The 2 nibs at the left end (in the photos) fit through the main body of the casting and is held in place with a set screw. Once the end grabs the lip of the dust cap you tighten the set screw and the T-handle scr...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cantrell-Miller Dust Cap Puller
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Cantrell-Miller Dust Cap Puller

These are just some more photos of the tool that I was fortunate enough to find as mentioned in my previous thread ( https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9482 ). As I had mentioned in the previous thread, I have only seen these in original trade publications, the image below coming from the ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.

Again, just continuing from above. I have only seen original ads from period trade journals and publications that show the puller but I have never seen one, extant. imageRSBUR1UD.jpg Now having one in my hand, this is a seriously over-built piece of kit for the job. This tool would make the removal ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.

Continuing from above (5 picture limit). This one I actually went looking for just like the K.R. Wilson tool, I didn’t just stumble across it. taps1_2.jpg IMG_6761_2.JPG A combination reamer and tap for the Stevens Front Axle Reaming Fixture. Mixed in with a random lot of taps with a low Buy-It-Now ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Great end of the year Ebay finds, at least I think they are.

Well, for the last 2 weeks of the year I think that Ebay was very kind to me and I thought I would post and share what I was able to find. Just like going to a swap meet, some of the best deals that you find are from guys that don’t normally deal with “older” items. Some of my best swap meet finds h...
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 2994

Re: Merry Christmas

The cake that I picked up today, it expresses an honest and seasonal sentiment that I think a lot of people can support; IMG_6753.JPG I love my local bakery, all I told them was chocolate and Death To Hallmark. It does not come through too well in the photo, but the penguin looks REALLY angry. I ord...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?

I have never had any problems or complaints with Bill Hirsch paints, especially the engine enamels that the sell. I have used them on Model A's, Packards, Buicks and Dodge Brothers and they always look fantastic. The photo below is of a spare Model A transmission case that I had on the shelf, it is ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: u-joint wear
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: u-joint wear

By Ford specs, if more than .006" it's scrap. Frank is right on; Ford Model T Service, paragraph 591, " If there is over 0.006" clearance between knuckles and rings a new universal joint should be installed. " The rear axle booklet that is published by the MTFCA on page 17 says " The four bearings ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?

Is there such a thing as "too much" oil heading for the number 1 connecting rod? I run the ubiquitous mag post oiler and a Bendix cover oil line as well running from the Bendix cover to the lower inspection pan, coming in just at the start of the radius for the number 1 valley. IMG_6621_2.JPG IMG_66...
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can any old car buffs identify some item
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Can any old car buffs identify some item

I believe that 2 of the starting cranks (91747 and 9802) are International Harvester, the one has the IHC logo, as to what engine I could not say.
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Pads around spark plugs

I had a set of these 30 or 40 years ago and have never seen another set since. I have seen them on cars, but not " out-in-the-wild " in a N.O.S. box, I wish I could find another set. They were advertised/marketed/sold as the Spark Plug Janitor (a name like that kind of sticks with you), I am sure ot...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Price comparison of Gas
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Price comparison of Gas

We live in a smaller town about 10 miles from a larger city. Our gas is usually about 25 cents a gallon higher than it is in the city. Also the two stations at the highway interchange are about 10 cents higher than on our main street only about one mile away. Another thing I notice when down in the...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possibly the worst rear axle thrust washer replacement idea ever.
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Possibly the worst rear axle thrust washer replacement idea ever.

Buying a near 100 year old rear axle is always a pig-in-a-poke kind of scenario, as most everyone knows. You never know what has or has not been done or what issues or problems await you once you tear into it. This most recent rear axle disassembly gave me what is the worst rear axle thrust washer r...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2991

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

An early screwdriver for the tool kit?
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1809

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Here are some pictures of the treasures I bought this time.... Im mostly proud of the Stevens tools. Three of them are in original boxes. Great find on the Stevens tools, I believe that jealous would be the correct word for me to use. If you have the time at some point, might it be possible for you...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 1924 turtle deck and rear end and spare tire carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: For Sale 1924 turtle deck and rear end and spare tire carrier

Spoke with Gary this afternoon and will be picking up this Sunday, thank you to Gary and to the classifieds.
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Marking on rear spring
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Marking on rear spring

On the end of the largest spring eye that same word is impressed with no number. I was wondering if it was the name of the manufacturer/supplier because also impressed on the spring leaf upper surface in two place is impressed the word FORDX. I know this does not answer your question but validates ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Electrical connectors

I have always used Rhode Island Wiring Service for supplies when I want to do a "non-traditional" application on vehicles/projects but have it blend into the background. They have some nice 1 into 1 bakelite bullet connectors that would probably be what you are looking for. I have used there supplie...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, original Babbitt rear axle thrust washers.
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: WANTED, original Babbitt rear axle thrust washers.

Henry, I sent you a Private Message. I'm curious what you want them for....a collection? I need a couple for an upcoming project, not for any actual/real use and one for myself to have as an example. I would never use nor advise or condone using the original style Babbitt, let alone 90 to 100 year o...
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

DHort wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Did they ever have a tool to remove the outer axle housing cap?
Yes they did. It is shown in the photo below, the upper left item. If anyone has on I would definitely like to see some pictures of it.

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by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

It also had wheels to roll it around the shop and short legs to set it down on the floor to make it more solid. Just let the air out of the tires to lower it and blow them back up to move it. I think that how easy this rolls, even with a complete axle on it, is fantastic. You can easily roll it out...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, original Babbitt rear axle thrust washers.
Replies: 10
Views: 799

WANTED, original Babbitt rear axle thrust washers.

If anyone might have one or a couple that they would be willing to part with, I am looking for at least 1 N.O.S. Babbitt thrust washer for the rear axle. One would be sufficient, but a couple would be better. Definitely not buying them to use, just need a couple of "good" examples. Please let me kno...
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

Just some more of the tools. The photos below show one of the original Cantrell-Miller tools for installing the "oil retainer" into the axle housing. Not an essential or required tool by any means, but it made pushing the modern neoprene seal into the housing simple enough. In the link below there i...
by Pep C Strebeck
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

Just some close-up photos of some of the tools. IMG_6689_2.JPG The Stevens drive shaft bushing puller works well, you just need to make sure that the back side of the bushing is "clean" and free of grease. If there is any grease, the pawls that actually grab onto the bushing to pull it out just kind...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

my usual "down on hands and knees, in the mud, and the blood and the grease !" Thank you for posting. Getting down at this point is not the real problem, it's getting back up. I just physically can't do it like I did before. Forty or 50 years ago, on the ground and on the knees, dead lifting the wh...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

I love the little trailer to carry the torque tube. Great idea. Thank you. That is something that got "modified" before the axle was put back in, it just needed a bit more height/reach. It is a nice solid connection to the jack and does not wander around when you go to pull it out or move the axle ...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

And a couple more. IMG_6657_2_2.JPG IMG_6658_2.JPG IMG_6659_2.JPG IMG_6662_2.JPG Please forgive the "modern" wing nuts and spacers on the Stevens tool, the originals have not come back from the plater yet. The spacer that fits over the end of the drive shaft and the tool I had made, and they were co...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

A couple more. IMG_6544_2_2.JPG IMG_6545_2.JPG IMG_6546_2.JPG This next one made cleaning and de-greasing the differential and inside the axle housing a lot easier and cleaner than anything that I had done before. An old, "worn-out" hub with a crank handle add to it and then just fill the differenti...
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

Here are some photos of it in use.
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by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 1664

Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

I think that I now have almost everything I need to make overhauling the rear axle a lot easier and less of a physical struggle (87 years old come April) than any other axle that I had done in the past. I always wanted a KRW axle stand and have had more than one opportunity/chance to buy one over th...
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 6807

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Nothing that spectacular, but a new baffle for the muffler. IMG_6645_2_2.JPG Coming into the home stretch of an axle rebuild/overhaul and I wanted to replace the reproduction cast iron muffler with an original. The original cast iron muffler had a good shell and baffle but the inner baffle was ruste...
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23

Still in need of a usable shackle.
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle housing freeze plug, any idea why?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Rear axle housing freeze plug, any idea why?

I did not even pay any attention to it while I was pulling out the bearing sleeves, but someone had installed a freeze/Welch plug into the hole for the sleeve dimple. IMG_6556.JPG IMG_6557.JPG Any ideas as to why someone would have installed these here? The axle was fitted with a set of Watts Seals.
by Pep C Strebeck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS KRW Quick Bolt Set
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: FS KRW Quick Bolt Set

Sold pending payment.
by Pep C Strebeck
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS KRW Quick Bolt Set
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: FS KRW Quick Bolt Set

bttt
by Pep C Strebeck
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23

Still in need of a spring shackle.
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23

John,
I sent you a PM.
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23

Thank you for the help and for the looking. Even if anyone has only one half of a good shackle, that will REALLY help me out. Thanks again, Joe.
by Pep C Strebeck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

WANTED, Rear Spring Shackle '17-'23

I am looking for a useable rear spring shackle, the '17 to '23 forged style shackle not the later C style. I am in need of one to make a matched set. If anyone might have one available, please let me know. I need one that is useable, not repairable. You can contact me through a PM here on the forum,...
by Pep C Strebeck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS KRW Quick Bolt Set
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: FS KRW Quick Bolt Set

bttt