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by Mark Gregush
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel shims between coil ring and block
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Re: Steel shims between coil ring and block

We are doing some pricing. Our guy can do the .015 and .020 on his laser but .010 is too thin, I am going to look into water jet on those. We are also considering doing them as a two piece unit. Like the one Dan shows but cut in half. It would lower the cost because of less waste.
Mark
by Mark Gregush
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chevy disk wheels
Replies: 21
Views: 3761

Re: Chevy disk wheels

The yellow wheels are ether 26/27 or 28 depending on the width of the rim. I think the sandblasted one is 29 or 30. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/521973.html?1425180175 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/206903.html?1303565191 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/866979...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel shims between coil ring and block
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Re: Steel shims between coil ring and block

I will be keeping my eye on this and see how the feedback goes. Thanks Dan for posting the photo. I forgot my camera at the shop and was going to do same.
Mark
by Mark Gregush
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel shims between coil ring and block
Replies: 14
Views: 2899

Steel shims between coil ring and block

We are thinking about having some of the shim/spacers made up. The one piece shim. The originals I have are .015. They would not take the place of the brass laminated shims but would supplement them. This was original to the T engine. Ford part number 3272. Question, would there be a market and if s...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 3833

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

There is already a string taking about this subject.
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1992
I can kinda understand, but this is how it is going to be. There is no going back.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: oil

I have found that it is 4 qt's "DRY" like after a rebuild. The dipper tray holds some, the bands get soaked and there is oil held in the transmission. On a oil change, I open the top petcock, put the 4 qt's in and let it settle by draining off any extra thru the open top petcock. When the engine is ...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 2722

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

And I even asked the question back in 2014; (re the 3 speed aluminum) http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/500791.html?1418221819 I spent some time looking for how much to cut off for installing without the coupler, best I could find was 12+ inches. I know that some weld up the input shaft on...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 7331

Re: Coolant Recommendation

If I was using straight water I would use one of the anti-corrosion/lube type additives. Protects the block. Any decent auto parts store will have them in the same area as anti-freeze. Even using green, not all are the same. Google anti-freeze older cars and trucks.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

I put forth a suggestion some time back to have a Supporting level of Membership. It would come without the magazine but you would have full membership other wise.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.
Replies: 15
Views: 2722

Re: How do I measure and cut a driveshaft.

The cast iron uses a different length then the original aluminum 2 speed or KC Warford. You need to cut 15.75 off the stock driveshaft when installing the cast iron 3 speed or original aluminum 3 speed with the intermediate coupling. I cut mine and used above drawings to locate the hole for U-joint ...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High speed clutch adjustment
Replies: 20
Views: 3649

Re: High speed clutch adjustment

Here is a link to Snyder's, it has a link to the instruction page.
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/jack-rabbit-clutch
by Mark Gregush
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal Thread Chaser
Replies: 8
Views: 2263

Re: Universal Thread Chaser

If you use one, don't get real aggressive with how tight you make it. That aluminum is easy to end up with thread marks on the backing area.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler Spring Rates
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Hassler Spring Rates

I too just match by height, number of coils. Unless you are building a speedster should be just fine. If it's a speedster, there are better shocks to use, like friction.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 10135

Re: lets go back to the old Form

That is a limit of 5 per posting. So to add more photos add a 2ed posting.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: maximum cylinder bore

They might not be A pistons. Could have been the pistons to use with Chevrolet crank and rods. What is the wrist pin size? A would be around 1 inch.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: horns
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: horns

:lol:
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Part Puzzle No. 3
Replies: 19
Views: 3648

Re: Ford Part Puzzle No. 3

I went out and looked at the original muffler that come off my 21. It is the style that the pipe goes thru and is the inner baffle. The washer on it is cupped, the outer edge presses on the rear cap. 1-1/4 in diameter, 3/8 hole, about 1/8 thick. The stud it mounts on is 5/16. The question does not s...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?

$100 to $125 would be ball park for wheels, but more like $400-$800+/- "GOOD" for hubs. If you look on ebay. make sure the ones you are looking at are true 26-27 hubs and not converted early hubs.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 10135

Re: lets go back to the old Form

When you add an image, you will see a box next to File Comment that reads place inline. Click on that box after the picture loads and will place the image in the text. DSCF6629.JPG So now if I want to add another image in the text I load the next image; Then I can talk about my brothers John Deer ca...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stock Ford Part Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Stock Ford Part Puzzle

Steve, I think that is correct. ;) Tend to forget about those, they are so few and far in between.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stock Ford Part Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Stock Ford Part Puzzle

The only place I can think that would use that small of bolt/screw would be something to do with the coil box switch. Maybe as a standoff where it mount to the box.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

Re: Powder coating rims

When we get our wheels back from powder coating, we take a tapered ream and clean the lug nut holes down to bare metal where the lug nuts ride. That way it will not form chips and cracks so the water does not get under, rust and lift the coating.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?
Replies: 24
Views: 4587

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

I do not agree in trying to fix that block unless it is a rare early block. Chances are there is more damage and rotted areas ready to cut loose then what you are seeing now if that area is that bad. If it was just a crack, it could be fixed with slow cure JB weld or similar product. Even if you did...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Acetylene Gas Burners
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: FS NOS Acetylene Gas Burners

Look to see if there is a number on them. For people that don't use the gas lamps, size of the jet orifice would not be important, for them that do, it would be.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 13518

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

Besides driving Nelly-Bell The Raloo Rocket in all kinds of weather last week, doing some generator rebuilding and messing around with building a table for my American Flyer train empire. When the shop warms up, got some coils to rebuild and wood spokes to finish. In the mean time, need to start goi...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: u-joint loose on driveshaft
Replies: 13
Views: 2525

Re: u-joint loose on driveshaft

Then try a different u-joint. I would suggest shimming but would be a real pain trying to fit shim stock without being able to see what thickness would be needed.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: u-joint loose on driveshaft
Replies: 13
Views: 2525

Re: u-joint loose on driveshaft

DO NOT LEAVE OUT THE PIN. If the pin is being broke, you need to find out why. The pin does two things, keeps the pinion gear from moving back into the housing at the rear and centers the U -joint in the housing in the front. How is it loose? Stock pinion bearing or modern? Sounds like a lot of play...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem with car running on battery
Replies: 11
Views: 2555

Re: Problem with car running on battery

Nothing wrong about cleaning out the timer, but the car as he says runs fine on magneto, not so good on battery. I would check the connections and condition of the battery. The back firing could also mean the switch might need attention, not a good connection inside when turned to battery. My experi...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - New Scam - Beware
Replies: 25
Views: 4518

Re: OT - New Scam - Beware

Ya the back brace call, does no good to press what ever number they say to stop getting calls from them. I had 25 numbers in my block file from them and was still getting calls with different numbers, at 25 I ran out of space in the file.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Colour code wood wheel rims
Replies: 9
Views: 2308

Re: Colour code wood wheel rims

A good substitute is spray can finish using ‘cold galvanize’ paint popular for touch up on piers, docks, and chain link fences and posts.

That's what I use. Works and lasts.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem with car running on battery
Replies: 11
Views: 2555

Re: Problem with car running on battery

Simple, start on magneto and run on magneto. ;) The Model T was designed to run that way, in fact the Owners Manual even says to start on magneto. Could be a fuel/carburetor issues. Not opening the spray needle enough, not adjusting the spark lever to engine speed. The battery is there for the start...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Favorite Timer with OF Carburetor
Replies: 22
Views: 3754

Re: Favorite Timer with OF Carburetor

Ford tried a brush type like this for a while. I wonder if it is just the type of carbon used for the brush? The New Day uses a copper brush, so wonder if using something like that or a brush with more surface area would work better? In the past I was given 3 era aftermarket brush holders, the brush...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Favorite Timer with OF Carburetor
Replies: 22
Views: 3754

Re: Favorite Timer with OF Carburetor

You do not lube brush type timers. They are run dry. Lubing them would be like putting grease on the generator commutator.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

Re: Brake Pedal Problem

Remove the shaft build up the cam by welding and file the profile back. If you are going thru all the work I hope you are replacing the shafts anyway.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

Sorta like the choke coil and air shut off on a Solex VW carb on all the time the car is running.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

You know what they say about assume, but I assumed there was a switch and as you, never gave it much thought. Nether my Post reprint or copy of the 1922 WASC books list the carb.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

I don't think the wire was heated except for starting. Once the car was started and warmed up the heat stove would come into play.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1498280187
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29 ... 1191117865
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Points for battery horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Points for battery horn

Kenny sending you a PM
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model T Times Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: WTB Model T Times Magazine

Bump to top for Sam
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: want to post a photo
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: want to post a photo

Well you done did it! :D
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aluminum intake manifolds?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: aluminum intake manifolds?

Could it also have been partly that aluminum was the new wonder material as was the motor car and airplane, so the two went hand in hand.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: MTFCA resource guide & membership directory

I was given that 2010 issue and the 2005 by the wife of a good friend that passed. The 2005 was just called a Membership directory. Both have lots of photos by years of members cars/trucks and list of names by spelling and state. The resource guide might be used to contact members if help was needed...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

Ditto what Scott said. Anyone have a good photo of the decal on the Western Auto version?
by Mark Gregush
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

It has been suggest to take the wire out and plug the hole. While it might help(?) with the atomizing of the fuel, hooked up it could be a fire hazard. Might be Nichrome wire; What is Nichrome wire used for? Nichrome Wire and Ribbon (80% Ni/20%Cr). Nichrome is a non-magnetic alloy of nickel and chro...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

Adam sorry about my comment, somehow I miss read or part of your post did not show in the preview. :oops:
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

You could put lipstick on a pig too. :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford T town car & Landaulet
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Ford T town car & Landaulet

I beleave the difference is; the Towncar had a roof over the driver the Landaulet/Taximeter cab did not.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 1383168448
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO HORN
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: MAGNETO HORN

It might be a choke like was used with the lights so at low power or high power from the magneto would give about the same noise or in the case of lights would restrict the output so the bulbs didn't burn out.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Super Power Carburetor
Replies: 35
Views: 4757

Re: Simmons Super Power Carburetor

Should be the same as the Holley.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding Cast Iron Warford
Replies: 13
Views: 2985

Re: Rebuilding Cast Iron Warford

Which nut are you talking about? The one in back, you have to remove the lock pin before you can turn it out. I used a brass drift to tap it around, turns counter clockwise to remove. The one in front bend up the tabs. We made up some of the tabbed lock washers, contact me via PM and I will get the ...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 12652

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Drove the T to the shop so far 3 days (about 3 1/2 miles each way) this week. Snow, cold, cold wind, some sun and a touch of rain. Friday will be 4.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Chafing
Replies: 14
Views: 2580

Re: Wire Chafing

There can be. A lot of the under dash wire sets made some years back were made for sedans that required the longer loom and are too long for open cars. This is one of those one size fits all but were wrong.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-The Mannington chain
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Old Photo-The Mannington chain

I have used chains on both my more modern (91)truck and the T. If you don't have snow tires or studs and you get snow, you do what you have to. It's not like you are hauling ass down the highway! :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Stabilizers
Replies: 35
Views: 5702

Re: Steering Stabilizers

Two things, make sure the toe in is correct, the wheels should point to a point in front of the car and would be about 1/8-1/4". The other thing, you said it was tight. If you pull the king pin and nut up too tight it can bind on the bushings making it hard to steer and can lock. You might try backi...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 3244

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

I will start by saying, to install the A crank the flange needs to be relocated or the block moved forward on the pan. While the flywheel will bolt up, the A rear main is longer.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Points for battery horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Points for battery horn

great and thank you.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anybody have a decent ‘12-‘17 pan available?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Anybody have a decent ‘12-‘17 pan available?

Yikes! I asked because others may be wondering also. Keep your eyes on Ebay also, I did see you want to check it out first, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way and you may have to rely on photos and description.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Points for battery horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Points for battery horn

Thank you John for that info. I just sent him an Email.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62140

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Thanks for the idea on the laminated tack rail. Maybe a bit late, but did you put pads between the springs and channels? Looking good!
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Livingood conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3302

Re: Livingood conversion

google "MTFCA; Livingood"
There have been a lot of post on the forum over the years on the Livingood.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Points for battery horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Points for battery horn

Others may be in the same boat so I am going to ask here. While I have a couple of ideas how to fix them, does anyone redo them or sell them? or even suggestions. I am thinking about punching out a couple of silver disks (from silver dime) and solder in place of worn contacts? We did that with a set...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anybody have a decent ‘12-‘17 pan available?
Replies: 21
Views: 3509

Re: Anybody have a decent ‘12-‘17 pan available?

Not to take any sales away, but what is wrong with your pan?
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Battery Location
Replies: 12
Views: 2789

Re: 1909 Battery Location

Ford never called attention to it but all cars/trucks up to the introduction of the starter and later on some models had a battery terminal on the coil box.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF choke question
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: Stromberg OF choke question

Or open the link I posted to the instruction booklet.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 3689

Re: T Roadster pickup

Of course it could be argued that if the Jeep has roll down windows it is not the same. :twisted:
by Mark Gregush
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Battery relocation

Because of today battery construction, we should not be using the post to lift the battery up. Yes I do it too, but if you do some checking there has been information put out there that says not to. The cases are not as thick and strong as they use to be. I don't think the clamp type will fit thru t...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Grab bag of Fan Parts
Replies: 22
Views: 3308

Re: FS Grab bag of Fan Parts

The 2018 classifieds are no longer up, they have been removed.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Inspiration
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

Re: OT Inspiration

I played a lot in the 39 Dodge PU when I was much younger that looked just about like that one till I got my 46 Dodge one ton, but we goofed around a lot in it too. :D I think those old flat head engines started my love a fare with 6's (that includes Chevrolets)
by Mark Gregush
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft bushing spot facer, diameter.
Replies: 19
Views: 3416

Re: Drive shaft bushing spot facer, diameter.

It has been suggested in the past to turn down the outer diameter of the bushing a few thousandth for a sliding fit and when done cutting the face, clean and use Loctite Sleeve lock to hold in place.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft bushing spot facer, diameter.
Replies: 19
Views: 3416

Re: Drive shaft bushing spot facer, diameter.

After trying to use the original and new type, the angle of cut is to shallow for brass facing by hand. They may have worked fine for babbitt, but brass is a lot harder then babbitt. Measure the diameter of the U-joint. As long has the cutter is larger then that, it should be ok.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for TT Stakes
Replies: 9
Views: 2219

Re: Source for TT Stakes

Once you get the stakes you then have to round up the latching links that connect all the sections together. The TT that I worked on had 6 panels that made up the set. I don't know if they all came that way. Sorry these are the only two photos I have right now. It would be a while till I could get m...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model T Times Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: WTB Model T Times Magazine

Sam I have an extra copy. I will send for cost of postage. Send me your address and I will get in the mail Monday if you have not found another copy.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: What are these

The type face and style looks to be sometime between the 30's and 50's.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5154

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

It is not pipe thread it is straight thread.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different clutch shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Different clutch shaft

It is early Ford T. What year it was phased out not sure.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hood clip plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: hood clip plate

Thank you. http://www.rootlieb.com/ford-model-t-hoods.html
Looks like some of the current repos aluminum hoods have them and some don't. I would not think that the steel 16 hood would need them as they would be no different then the later ones.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 3678

Re: 1913 owners manual

The originals may be rare but there are a lot of repos out there. I think it was in 54 that there were a lot of copies made
https://www.ebay.com/i/172663730096?chn=ps
http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/1913/default.htm
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1913-Model-T-F ... 1849030332
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hood clip plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: hood clip plate

What plates are you talking about? How about a link to Lang's item so some of us know what you are asking about. That is why I said you are missing something, thought maybe you forgot to add a photo of the part.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Search Previous Year Classifieds
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: How to Search Previous Year Classifieds

Approx every 6 months or so the classifieds are purged and Chris may have done that with the 2018 ads. There would be no reason to keep old ads that are taking room on the server and not being used. I have not found an effective way to search the classifieds doing a google search.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Venting rear diff
Replies: 20
Views: 3997

Re: Venting rear diff

Re; I believe a Ruckstell has a small vent that comes out under the name plate.
No it does not.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT any Model A parts vendors?
Replies: 14
Views: 3088

Re: OT any Model A parts vendors?

https://www.brattons.com/
http://www.mikes-afordable.com/
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/
https://modelastore.com/
Not in any order. Most all the parts we sell in the shop come from Snyder's and Bratton's.
Fordbarn has a good Model A forum section.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hood clip plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: hood clip plate

? you are missing something.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5154

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

Sometimes, yes you can used a file or thread chaser but sometimes by time you clean up and reform the valleys, the tops are worn or burnt down past the point where even a new nut will only go so far and as it gets tight, jumps back and will not hold. The point I am trying to make is, you can make ne...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5154

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

I think he is talking about the threads on the manifold. I think you covered all the suggested fixes and unless this is an early type with the slide in pipe, would be looking at a lot of time, money and effort. Then come to find out it's warped.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 3654

Re: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend

I too would say slipping clutch. I would suggest trying to adjust the clutch and if that does not work, could be time to pull and check things out. Might be the lugs in the brake drum are worn and the disks are hanging up or worn disks.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: cow/bull horn wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: cow/bull horn wanted

Don't buy a cheap plastic one get a good Jubilee Bull Horn. They are on ebay at a lot off different price point, if someone does not come up with one here. I just found one myself after reading this. It had the bell changed and was repainted black. The true ones seem to be red with a curved horn and...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A must have tool
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: A must have tool

At one time these were sold with a slotted piece that held the ears back, looked sorta like one of the band clamps only was just a piece of steel. Matt sent me a drawing and photo of one. For 26/27 you would have to move the one slot back to fit the brake shaft. From the information I have, looks to...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: t coils
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: t coils

Keeps the wires in place too.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PAMCO ID plate
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: PAMCO ID plate

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1478
Steve you don't need to start a new posting, just add it to your first post, like adding a new message to any other post.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 5053

Re: foot throttle

You don't generally shift a tractor while working the field. Normally to come to a stop and select what gear you are going to use. I am thinking comparing tractors to cars, apples and oranges. An yes I have put a "LOT" of hours on a tractor.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 8560

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I bought my first old iron when I went to work for JC Penney's! (had to keep my shirts pressed) :lol:
My 21 in 2009
My 25 in 2017
and the 48 F2 has been in the family from new but I have had it about 3-4 years. Every car or truck I have had has been old iron and that would be a long list.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clear coat my 1926 fordor body
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Clear coat my 1926 fordor body

I tried boiled linseed oil on my 48, it was short lived as it lives outside. Water did bead up nice for a while, but washed off hood onto the windshield at road speeds in the rain (mostly under 45 MPH). I also put it on my 25, lasted better, but the rats loved it where I coated the wood pickup box.