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by Erik Barrett
Tue May 21, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Delivered pre-T project today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1714

Re: Delivered pre-T project today.

My phone likes to put up pictures inverted on this site.
by Erik Barrett
Tue May 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Delivered pre-T project today.
Replies: 15
Views: 1714

Delivered pre-T project today.

I was recently asked to do some babbit work on a 1904 model B Ford. I had to replace the transmission output shaft support bearing and the babbited spherical socket for the torque tube ball. Both of these are in an aluminum subframe. The bearing itself was straightforward but required tooling to be ...
by Erik Barrett
Mon May 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn Mother Lode Swap Meet
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Auburn Mother Lode Swap Meet

Rumble Seat Garage and Wild Cherry II racing team will be there. How about 10 AM at the shade tent by the food booth for a forum member meeting? The table closest to the check out line and then we can go to where there’s room. Name badges will help up recognize each other.
by Erik Barrett
Sun May 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3664

Re: Pan straightening

Herm and Kevin have it right. A pan that is flat on a surface plate may not be truly aligned. I have rarely seen a pan that did not need some correction. The KRW jig is a demanding master. Either a pan is perfect or it is not. Most can be brought into acceptable standards.
by Erik Barrett
Wed May 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I have a broken crankshaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 2045

Re: Do I have a broken crankshaft?

I know of two. One failed due to improper installation. The other one was horribly abused in a race car. We forgot to turn down the rev limiter and our dyno tuner hit second gear at well over 6000 RPM. Not kidding. Not qualified for warranty. We got a new one and the block survived for a few more ra...
by Erik Barrett
Wed May 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I have a broken crankshaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 2045

Re: Do I have a broken crankshaft?

The way I feel business should be done. The car was a strong runner, going to be even better now.
by Erik Barrett
Wed May 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty

Overheads with high ratio rocker arms don’t need a high lift cam. In fact it’s very hard on the cam and its bearings. The Stipe you mentioned is a good choice. I like using a model A cam with overheads.
by Erik Barrett
Wed May 08, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I have a broken crankshaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 2045

Re: Do I have a broken crankshaft?

Steven bought this car from me at the Bakersfield swap meet. It is a car I bought from an estate a couple years ago. We put in a Stipe cam and high compression flathead, along with a few other things. Well, the crank let go. Steven called me and let me know without any negativity or attitude whatsoe...
by Erik Barrett
Thu May 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 11069

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Jeff, good thing you don’t have that high compression head on there yet. Or do you?
by Erik Barrett
Wed May 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 11069

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

I threw some trash in my TT dump truck today.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roof 16 head and domed pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Roof 16 head and domed pistons

Ross makes beautiful pistons, the nicest I have seen. They made the custom set we use in the Wild Cherry. They can make whatever you want if you need something special but have programs to make anything they have already done.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roof 16 head and domed pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Roof 16 head and domed pistons

The overheads made in the T days were very low compression, not much more than a stock T, because the gas available then did not work well with high compression. The idea was flow with these heads. With modern fuel, you can use high domed pistons to improve performance.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA safety check list sheet
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: MTFCA safety check list sheet

Bob, a safety check seminar is a great club event at the beginning of touring season. The MTFCA checklist is a perfect guideline. Even seasoned tour veterans find things to improve on.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: New transmission - I’m saved by Erik Barrett

Jeff is going home tomorrow with his engine. We did it with partner Robert Weitzel. We took care of the other issues while we were in there, Jeff will be touring in no time. Would not have been possible without all the help.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

It’s pretty safe to say that if you are going to drive these antique cars on modern roads at speeds that are comfortable, it is likely you are going to have what we call an “event”, if the car has not been completely rebuilt with these conditions in mind. Admin Jeff is a friend of ours. This is not ...
by Erik Barrett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

It’s very common for late brake drums to be cracked in that area. In fact almost all of them are. We have built many of them with no problems but you cannot over torque the bolts. I use Loctite on the bolts and tighten them by hand to about 20 ft/lbs.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Builders: Babbitt and boring cylinders question
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Engine Builders: Babbitt and boring cylinders question

I am with Herm on this. We like all of the machine work on the cylinders and valves to be done before we do the bearings. All of that involves cleaning and other work that can only contaminate my bearings. When I finish a bearing job I clean all parts and bolt in the crankshaft, then put a bag on th...
by Erik Barrett
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major engine problem
Replies: 39
Views: 3536

Re: Major engine problem

That’s a bummer dude. Your engine is coming out. Sloe Bob and I will expect to hear from you.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who Will Be In Bakersfield the 12th and 13th?
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Who Will Be In Bakersfield the 12th and 13th?

Rumble seat garage will be there in D81/E31. 1924 touring for sale. Next door will be Wild Cherry II racing team. Look for the red 1909 touring there. Stop by and check out the Gallivan/Rajo DOHC T engine as well.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1918 T Roadster with Rajo 4 Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: 1918 T Roadster with Rajo 4 Valve

That’s a lot of car for the money.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: T wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 6630

Re: T wanted

There are good cars out there and there are cheap cars too. Hard to find both in the same car.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 6151

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

10 grand would be an awesome deal on such a car. It will cost that much to build the drivetrain you described. Then you have only a chassis. Another 10 to 12K would restore the rest of the car.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We're not used to this car
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

Re: We're not used to this car

Perhaps shorty is one of those elitist brass era only dogs.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Historic Columbia River Highway Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Historic Columbia River Highway Tour

We did this tour with the Buick club prewar group years ago. A wonderful ride, lots of great things to see. Not to be missed if you can make it.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balancing transmission drums in VA
Replies: 24
Views: 2288

Re: Balancing transmission drums in VA

Interesting to get all the info on dynamic balance. I balance all parts on knife edges. As a test of our work, I sent out two flywheels to have spin balanced after static balancing here. One with magnets, one without. They came back with two additional 1/4” holes drilled about 1/4” deep. This is an ...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 2154

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

Before doing anything. Stupid auto correct.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 2154

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

Check with your insurance company because doing anything for money with your cars.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 5829

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

I have a very nice 1924 touring available with everything on the list at the top of this thread minus the Scat crank. Fresh build for the Santa Rosa tour last year. Can’t get a T guy to give me $10,000 for a black era T, the cost of restoring the chassis equipped as this one is.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?

Going to be a good time for sure Bob. Only the pros do the party after the party.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?

Bob, a Bakersfield newbie? He will be hooked. Especially after Friday night. I am assuming you will bring this person along to be properly initiated. You know what’s up.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?

We will be there as usual. We will have some T parts, I may bring an early 1912 cylinder block if main bearings are ready in time. Other T stuff and some non-Ford parts. For the Horseless Carriage guys, I have an original 1910 Oldsmobile factory print of the mighty Olds Limited racing the train. One...
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells

The spark plugs are pipe thread. Use some pipe thread sealant on them.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another T wake up
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Another T wake up

Mine was made by Western Lift, and yes, the reservoir is in the column so there is an air valve and no external tank. I got it from a tire store that removed it before they were asked to, and it didn’t like the newer, lower cars that were coming out thirty years ago. When it was there it was configu...
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 5829

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

With a Scat crank you are looking at close to $7500
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another T wake up
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Another T wake up

No safety features have been removed from my lift. It was never equipped with what you describe. The built in safety feature is that while air pressure powers it, hydraulic oil is a dampening agent, using an orifice built in to the hoist so everything happens slowly. A catastrophic failure anywhere ...
by Erik Barrett
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another T wake up
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Another T wake up

Not by the radius rods, but by the axles at the attachment points for the rods.
No lock rod on the lift. The hoist does not bleed down, but I still don’t leave it raised when I leave the shop.
by Erik Barrett
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pros and Cons on using this tool?
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Pros and Cons on using this tool?

Respoke them. Stupid auto correct. Who doesn’t know the word “respoke”?
by Erik Barrett
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pros and Cons on using this tool?
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

Re: Pros and Cons on using this tool?

These work very well but whoever eventually has to respite the wheels will hate you if they do it at all.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I am getting used to it. I like how easy it is to post up pics now. Like tonight’s project. Windsor valves for the 25 Tudor.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: At Chickasha, who took my veteran's cap?
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: At Chickasha, who took my veteran's cap?

I’d like to think it was an honest mistake, maybe by a forgetful senior. The kind of people who attend this event are not in my estimation capable of such an act. If I am mistaken, may the perpetrator receive what they so richly deserve. Thank you for your service, sir.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: jerry sherman sr.'s tt truck
Replies: 16
Views: 1965

Re: jerry sherman sr.'s tt truck

Pics and details would help. Jerry jr. is a friend of ours.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Indiana Truck
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: 1925 Indiana Truck

Burger, good to have your presence back. As a TT guy myself, I realize there are other trucks. In fact I have one. I just don't enjoy it as much as my TT dump truck, so it's for sale cheap. Chain drive Mack AB.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Uh-oh: Oil change drama
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: Uh-oh: Oil change drama

A piece of the started drive, the sleeve with the notches that is crimped on the back end of it.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another T wake up
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Re: Another T wake up

Yes, it is an old school air over hydraulic lift. I bought it from a tire shop about thirty years ago that was going to all above ground lifts for several reasons. It has arms you can swing out with pads that will slide in or out. These pads can be left flat or folded up for either a two or six inch...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another T wake up
Replies: 13
Views: 2369

Another T wake up

Got one in to put back on the road after a little nap. Very solid 25 Tudor with original body wood and some of the upholstery. Going through the checklist, doing a compression test. Supposed to already have one piece valves. Looks like chassis was worked over in the 80's.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To weld or not to weld.........
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: To weld or not to weld.........

You can weld all you want on a T frame, it is good steel even by modern standards. The important part in modification is the engineering of those mods. That is the safety issue.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

Frank, a cast iron Warford adapted to bolt on without the intermediate coupling would not require modifications anywhere but the floorboards. But there is another problem. It's heavy. When it is used as designed, the unit is supported by a crossmember, and actually puts less stress on the engine tha...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

None of the aluminum ones use the u joint in front. At least not as original equipment.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

If you do not use the intermediate coupling with the u joint you are going to have a problem. The input shaft of the Warford is meant to plug in to the back end of a T u joint, not the output shaft of the T transmission. The problem is they are different sizes. Measure up a u joint and you'll see. Y...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: High Radiator needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: High Radiator needed

Many times you can find good looking ones at swap meets for not much more than scrap value. They get replaced with new ones by people who are tired of their cars overheating.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T transport from Auburn, CA to Chickasha
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Model T transport from Auburn, CA to Chickasha

That's my Mack AB chain drive truck in the background. It's for sale too. Cheap as Mack trucks go.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Rod boring lathe

The facing head was not on the back end of the bar when I took this photo.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Rod boring lathe

The cutting tool in the chuck faces the side thrust portion of the rod and also cuts in the radius at the end of the bearing. There is another one at the other end of the bar.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?
Replies: 24
Views: 2983

Re: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?

If that block came here, I would scrap it immediately and select a replacement from my collection of identical blocks that are not in such poor shape. If the number is a problem I would destroy the number on the old one and stamp the number on the donor block after milling the old one off. Blocks in...
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thursday at Chickasha?
Replies: 28
Views: 4392

Re: Thursday at Chickasha?

If you want to truly experience Chickasha, you had better be there for the lineup. Be there with cash, and keep it discrete. That is where the deals are made, the rest are made on heavy stuff when the meet is winding down.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laminated main shims...HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 2410

Re: Laminated main shims...HUH?

T main bolts should run 75 ft lb. torque minimum. Tighten up to align pin, never loosen. If this is a problem, swap nuts around to get something that works.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 3668

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

If you are using an acetylene gas generator, be advised that they put out a lot of water with the gas. If you have dips and low spots in the lines, water will gather there and you will soon be in the dark.
by Erik Barrett
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Rod boring lathe

I have them on an old iPad I need to get a new touch screen on. With the new format I can post them. It's very exciting, the whole mold is spinning at 1500 rpm and any leak results in 900 degree babbit flying everywhere. Leaks are common, too. But the end result is the most dense, contaminant and ga...
by Erik Barrett
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Rod boring lathe

More pics were requested of my rod lathe. This machine is specifically built for that job. The machine turns the boring and the rod travels with the carriage. I have a facing tool at both ends of the bar so machining the bore and both sides of the rod can be done with one setup operation. I don't do...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: maximum cylinder bore

We run a 3.880" bore on the Wild Cherry II race car. That's.130" oversize. The only problem we have had is it leaves the space between the front and rear pairs of cylinders very narrow. At 10:1 compression it is difficult to keep head gaskets intact. We have had to put stainless O-rings on the block...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Rod boring

Will post more pics and info.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Rod boring

Long ago we used to do them on a big conventional lathe and I have I have also done them on a milling machine.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rod boring
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Rod boring

Did a set of rods today on the Hempy Cooper rod lathe.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 6531

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I'm getting used to it. I like being able to load pics.
by Erik Barrett
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3730

Re: Oil Leak Help

If you have no magneto coil ring, oil can leak out the bolt holes for it. They are occasionally drilled through the front of the hogshead seal area. Look down between the starter and the block and probe with a scribe the see if there is a partial hole poking through.
by Erik Barrett
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 3619

Re: Garage Space

Think vertically.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson truck
Replies: 23
Views: 4281

Re: Fordson truck

Wasn't stated on FB but owner says contact him. Hard to put a price on a one of a kind. Look at the cantilever rear springs. That system was used on the early AA trucks.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson truck
Replies: 23
Views: 4281

Re: Fordson truck

Got to be the same truck. I wonder how it got away from Ford? Owner says it's the only one.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordson truck
Replies: 23
Views: 4281

Fordson truck

Does anyone remember in one of the 70's Ford history books a picture of a Fordson based prototype truck? I think it may have been "70 years of Ford" by George Damman. I recall also pics of the prototype "improved" trucks with late cowls and fenders. Anyway, the Fordson truck has popped up on a Faceb...
by Erik Barrett
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luxor valet parking
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Luxor valet parking

Way back when, in the 80's, Hot August Nights in Reno was a fun event. I used to take my dump truck there and it was a hit like it always has been when you show it with big money trailer queens. I would have a few friends with lawn chairs and a cooler in the back and we would hit the A&W drive throu...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: T wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 6630

Re: T wanted

Dell, we were just in Torrance at the Thomas collection sale. There is a super clean 26/27 roadster pickup there that I think can be had reasonably. It's all black, and all stock model T, no significant accessories. Nice paint and upholstery and a full set of side curtains, not that you need those i...
by Erik Barrett
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific Model T

Roy Brister had one he used to show at the Bakersfield swap meet. I didn't get a look at the dash plate.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 3100

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

New manifolds are not that expensive.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

When I built first speedster I set it up with specified caster. Didn't work on this light car with Corvair steering box. I had to double it and now it tracks fine. For your car I would suggest a little more than stock caster as it will clearly by faster than a stock car.
by Erik Barrett
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missing Oil Pan Corner Supports
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Missing Oil Pan Corner Supports

I believe the corner brackets came out when Ford started having problems after critically weakening the pan when going to the four dipper. When that wasn't enough, the block and hogshead were modified for the bolts on top. I don't believe the brackets are necessary when you have the two upper bolts ...
by Erik Barrett
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Free Start

Nothing free about a broken crank.🤑
by Erik Barrett
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Free Start

Can anyone here say they have broken a crank or seen it happen during a free start event?
by Erik Barrett
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to save a Rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: How to save a Rod

Pops, you can't align a model T rod on equipment designed for newer rods because of the small diameter of the model T crank journal. If you think your rod is OK then straighten it as needed. I will do it for you on our KRW alignment machine at no cost if you want to send it to me and pay for return ...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Seriously BIG Raw Vintage Horsepower
Replies: 18
Views: 2786

Re: OT Seriously BIG Raw Vintage Horsepower

I would race any of these cars for pink slips with the Wild Cherry II on the short uphill tracks we run. They are impressive but power to weight ratio and modern transmission differences give me an unfair advantage. The Wild Cherry is essentially a model T based dragster. I didn't see any of these c...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 5469

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Who could possibly answer this question no?
by Erik Barrett
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turlock Swap report??
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Turlock Swap report??

Business was real slow for us this year. With a few exceptions, Turlock has been a losing proposition for us money wise for many years. As long as dad is up to it, we will come. This was our 43rd consecutive year. There were some bargains to be had. There was a real clean speedster with a Warford I ...
by Erik Barrett
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member just saying "Hi!"
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Re: New Member just saying "Hi!"

Welcome aboard. I am getting a 1926 touring ready for sale at entry level money if you are still in the market. If you are not in need of room for four people a runabout or speedster is fun. Be advised that once you have one they tend to multiply.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5588

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

It was hurc98 I believe. I know him personally. Interesting guy and fun to hang out with. Done a lot of T stuff, retired these days.
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan Straightening Table
Replies: 17
Views: 2930

Re: Pan Straightening Table

Wish you luck in your search. The problem with auctions is it only takes one other guy who knows what the item you are interested in actually is. And with everyone having instant communication in their pocket, everyone else will know about it in minutes and tell the bidder what they will give for it...
by Erik Barrett
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK

Dobro, see the thread on overhead parts. That's who made our pushrods.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK

The Y-block lifters are really the best choice for overheads. We have had pushrods made for the Wild Cherry racer. I will look up who did them for us and let you know. My Rajo 4 valve was original cast iron.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5588

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I joined up in 1999 or 2000 I think. Lurked a short while before that. Has it been that long? I have met many people who are friends here and done some business with them. Many I have had the pleasure of meeting in person at Chickasha, Bakersfield, and National T club tours. This forum is a tremendo...
by Erik Barrett
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: I CC'd my head today, The doctors think Ill be OK

The model A Rajo head can really run. "A" is the model designation of the head, not the car it goes on. These heads benefit from high compression pistons with the domed head. Also, the rocker arm shafts should be replaced with a single piece unit that goes through both rocker assemblies. These heads...
by Erik Barrett
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: drive shaft spool machining, has anyone tried this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: drive shaft spool machining, has anyone tried this?

Well, that makes a difference of course. The lip on the tube could easily be removed. On the early pinion bearing housing only the bearing sleeve is hardened so it also could easily be modified to do what you need. We have seen earlier pinion spools used with later tubes and housing successfully.
by Erik Barrett
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: drive shaft spool machining, has anyone tried this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: drive shaft spool machining, has anyone tried this?

Those spools are hardened because they are a bearing surface. Why not just find the correct parts? We have plenty here for the asking.