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by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan pulley shaft problem
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Fan pulley shaft problem

Were the bushings replaced or just the shaft? If the bushings were not, then you now have a new shaft in a worn hole.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: 19-25 switch wire harness info.

I am with Larry one this one. Can not understand why when most of the cars being restored were the open type, they would copy the longer sedan type not the more common open car. I have two of them like that. That's a lot of extra loom hanging under the cowl. I would have to look but don't recall hav...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cotter pin installation?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: cotter pin installation?

Why did you shim up the bracket? Does the hand crank line up? Or are you moving it up because the hand crank does not line up? Moving it up, you may run into interference with the bottom of the radiator. If you raise the radiator up, then you put the hood out of alignment etc. Could it be that the f...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.
Replies: 22
Views: 7088

Re: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.

Hope you have it listed on sites that cater to the Model A people too?
Added the word "too" so as not to cause any confusion with people thinking I am saying it shouldn't be listed here.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Demountable wheel clamp/bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: WTB Demountable wheel clamp/bolts

here is what we need photos of;
The latch assembly on the rim
rim bolt
rim clamp
front and back of the felloe (that is the part the rim bolt goes through)
What you might have is Chevrolet wheels mounted on Ford hubs, would not be a first.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Any one have a Dodge Brothers gas cap that would fit a 1920 kicking around? The threads on the tank are about 2-1/2 inches and 13 TPI. The top is 6 sided on a larger round base. (as I recall) Or even just a cap that would fit would work,.
Thanks
by Mark Gregush
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: Front axle bushing sticks out.

When you file it/them off be sure to releave the inside edge a little to clean up.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Demountable wheel clamp/bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: WTB Demountable wheel clamp/bolts

See my last post.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who is a good supplier for early Ford V-8 parts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Who is a good supplier for early Ford V-8 parts?

Dennis Carpenter, Mac's, Sacramento Vintage Ford, Bob Drake's are just a few. Several are west coast. https://www.earlyfordstore.com/flathead_ford.php https://www.bobdrake.com/_secure/login.aspx https://www.vintageford.com/sect_vehicles.cfm?Line=V-8 https://www.dennis-carpenter.com/?source=adwords&k...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a fonctional used Magneto
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: WTB a fonctional used Magneto

He is just building a test engine, not for a car. It's going on a test stand.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Question
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Headlight Question

Save your generator and go with LEDs. google: MTFCA LED, find a comfortable chair and start reading. :) If your reflectors need replacing, get the good ones from Snyder's or Lang's.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Virtual swap meet-goodies for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Virtual swap meet-goodies for sale

I'll take the speedo gear. Email sent
by Mark Gregush
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheeler Schebler carburetor FAX8 questions
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Wheeler Schebler carburetor FAX8 questions

I have run one like it. This style does line up with the Ford hot air pipe. The valve at the bowl is an enriching needle for starting or as needed for richer mixture. As far as performance, my OP is they mirror the Strombergs but not as common. viewtopic.php?t=6568
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb issues
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Carb issues

Try fitting the rings with out the coppers and see how it fits.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last pics for now
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Last pics for now

That last group with the center door must be taking a long break if they have time to read! Like the photos.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb issues
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Carb issues

Try opening (running too lean) or closing (running too rich) the spray needle and retard the spark some, see if that helps. Question, what carb are you running? Have you checked for vacuum leaks?
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PMs not going through?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: PMs not going through?

Your welcome!
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PMs not going through?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: PMs not going through?

They are not being picked up by the person you are sending to, so have been sent and are pending. Once they have been opened and read, they move out of the outbox. If someone is expecting a PM, the Notifications or Private Messages in the header will be a different color, red.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Making Spokes

Herb, thanks for the video link. Cool stuff.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Reproduction Auto red bug video and how to make a wood steering wheel rim
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Reproduction Auto red bug video and how to make a wood steering wheel rim

Close as I come to one of those is; in a box of papers I got from Alan Shurmen's estate auction is blueprint of the side and section view of the drive wheel.
That shop is way too clean for my taste! LOL Must only have one project going on at a time. Wonder what that is like?
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 34
Views: 4565

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

I went with the two piece push rod on my 28 Chevrolet conversion. The first go round I had the Chevrolet ball socket on the bottom push rod and a modified recessed cap screw on the rocker. Next go round I will be going back to the ball on the rocker and ball sockets on tops of both sections of the t...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: Model Ts

lmitch wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:46 am
What is the chain spoke for? Third photo front wheel.
Speedometer drive gear.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: 13T - Plugs pilled after a min of running

Show us again after you have the radiator on and it has to run up to temp a few times. Right now with that little bit of run time, would not tell us anything in the overall picture except maybe, a little extra oil in the cylinders from rebuilding and or a little rich, but again to early to really te...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

I would be more concerned about how the sided curl up and not the gap. They should be flat across the bottom, not bowed. The bolts look fine.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF: running lean
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Stromberg OF: running lean

Between the links in the below posting and itself, just in case refresher for setting the OF;
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1482595964
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A T Era photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: A T Era photo

What looks like a pipe to fill the tender could also be the line to the bigger tank for city supply. It's a bit too high off the ground for fill tenders without an extension. On the other side, inline with water pump/tower is what looks like a grain storage. Team and wagon could turn around anywhere...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

I have talked to Rich in Bakersfield and sent him some photos waiting to hear back. He is shut down more or less because of C-19.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

Does it have the flapper in it ? Try adjusting the spray needle. These are not plug and play carbs they need to be adjusted to meet the demand of the engine, you might be running too lean.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

Point to remember, Stan is using an industrial type ultrasonic with heat. I tried a HF, the middle of the road one they sell, took it back. Might be good for cleaning jewelry but not much else in my OP. I glass bead my carbs and clean passages as needed. We have a small HF blasting cabinet (next siz...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 1307

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

My 25 still has cast iron pistons and don't think the transmission has ever been gone through. Sure it does clunk a little when you stop. I did not have enough rings to finish so I installed two 1/8" rings in the top groove in No 1, 2 and 3 holes when I honed the cylinders and took up the rods. Has ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?

There is a lip that centered the spool on the opening. Later when Ford went to open spool it was eliminated. If the Ruckstell housing does not have the recess around the outside, then you would need to grind that lip off, or at least the half on the Ruckstell side. The center section I have that has...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Holly Carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: NH Holly Carburetor

If sand or bead blasting, I tape over the label and work around it. Look at the underside and see if the holes go through the casting, if so you might be able to punch them out from the back.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Cool on the Dodge and thanks I sent a reply.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 inch rims - how many kinds are there?
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: 21 inch rims - how many kinds are there?

Add to that mix 21" rims for other cars that used the same size tires and may even have been made by some of the same companies that made them for Ford, but are just a little different.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Gary, it is getting disk brakes.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Erik if you have their contact information could you PM me with it. What year Dodge do you have?
Thanks
Mark
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Thanks Chris and everyone else that has replied. Going by the others I have seen so far that are put together and have same bracing other similar parts; I going with the person(s) that did this one knew what they were doing so while the welds don't look pretty on the outside, without x-raying, I thi...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear End Clamshell Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Rear End Clamshell Gasket

While it would require a repaint, why not hot tank the housings and coat the inside with the same stuff suggested for sealing the inside of engine blocks? Any sealer you would pour in would require a clean oil free surface to bind to.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

If you open the links above there is a lot of info other then that I really don't have a lot of info. I have seen the same modifications/brackets etc when I started looking to see if I could find who set this one up, used on others including Model A. So pretty darn sure it's not a home made conversi...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear End Clamshell Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Rear End Clamshell Gasket

Also, adding a gasket will move the housing apart acting like a shim. Of hand you would be moving them apart in .005 range depending on the thickness of the gasket compressed.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Bill I don't know. If there is some markings I can find, what would they be? Or would more photos help? I can post more photos later.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Installing the KC Warford in my OP would be no different then the Volvo. Both are modern. If you read, this is going to have a hot engine and I don't mean just a HC head. :D Think speedster but with 26 coupe body on it so well past being a stock T.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Thank you Keith and Dave, I am a kinda on that same page re the Layne.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Volvo overdrive ?

I am rebuilding a rear end that will have a Volvo overdrive installed. Great except, the person that started the project is not in the picture. Tim bought this setup that was going to be use with extended frame, but his plans are to use with 26/27 coupe body and keep stock length. As it is now it's ...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch finger screws
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Clutch finger screws

Seeing all the differences in how far the screws are, you really need to start with a good base line and go from there. Sure it may take a few tries to get a good clutch, but you will end up with an evenly adjust set of fingers and even pressure on the clutch ring. Because of the single slot, they w...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3553

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

When I had the Chevrolet over head and Bosch front plate distributor on mine, I got to over 50 (that was with a VW a 28 carb no less) on the flat and straight road with not not much traffic. Did I feel safe, no I did not. Between the steering (which is in good shape), brakes (RM's) and those narrow ...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: very early Meier brothers truck ??
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: very early Meier brothers truck ??

Can't provide any info but you might try posting here also;
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/forums/a ... trucks.57/
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How to get to older forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: How to get to older forums?

google "hand crank coil tester" You can access 2017 and 2018 thru the main menu on the forums list. Other wise you need to do the suggested search and look for dates in what you find.
I found this doing so;
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... -93057.pdf
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Running Board Step Plate
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

Re: WTB Running Board Step Plate

Thoughts on gluing or clamping; If you glued it on, run the beads parallel to the running board so water or moisture can flow out. Once glued on would be more or less permanent so no taking if off if breaks or change your mind later without some work. Clamps, depending on how thick/wide they are, mo...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: bumpers
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: bumpers

This is not the place to ask car questions, you need to ask on the General forum. This is forum support for questions about the system or issues with.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Detachable low speed band ear
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Detachable low speed band ear

Your are going to have to take the brake band out in any case. The band would be bent out of shape by not doing so. Then remove the adjuster on the passenger side and the ear, turn the band past the end of the stub shaft and slide it back. You are going to have less interference from stuff on the dr...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

The door would be the same from 1915 to sometime in 1925 before they changed the hinge per the body parts book.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: old marine engines
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: old marine engines

Try here;
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/
I haven't looked for sure, but there might be a section for them.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1928 SPRINT CAR
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: 1928 SPRINT CAR

Thanks for the info on the 3 port, good to know. For my type of use with the Chevrolet conversion, I have considered going to smaller intake valves. Mine is going for the wow not race factor. If you look at the runners for the intakes, they are pretty big anyway. I think you could drive a Smart car ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 2174

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

I had issues with the modern flasher doing the too fast flash using standard 6 volt turn signal bulbs (1158's I think). Swapped it out for old stock flasher solved my problems. You can find them on eBay.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 27776

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

After I got the information on where the engine number was (the guy that posted the info is from Australia and was posted between 11 and 12 our time) on one of the 3 spare engines I got with the car (along with a bunch of other parts) I was out in the ship at midnight looking for it. Found out it's ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: 1908 Buick

Thank you Duey for the compliment. :D
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1928 SPRINT CAR
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: 1928 SPRINT CAR

Cool! Did you mean 3 port Olds head or stock 2 port?
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Sears Cross Speedo Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Sears Cross Speedo Cable

he has posted in the classifieds.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

The only thing I can see is that the groove needs to be cleaned up so not sure where you are seeing a crack. You might take a marking pen and circle where you are asking about. Or try soaking in mineral spirits and see if leave a wet spot where the crack might be. After wiping off, the mineral spiri...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: They hung up on me!!

I have 25 numbers blocked on my cell phone, in less then one day I got 49 calls from the same blocked number. I had googled that number, you do not want to answer. It will take forever for them to stop calling. Sorry don't remember which one of the 25 blocked blocked it was. With my blocking, the nu...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Second question on the “you know better” rear differential
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Second question on the “you know better” rear differential

Is the rear end installed? Guessing if the parts shown were needed he replaced the axles?
Simple check, push the axles in and out and same with driveshaft, how much play? When you turn the driveshaft, how much play do you feel or hear? Did he install the u-joint rivet?
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transporting new ‘27 chassis home
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Transporting new ‘27 chassis home

Looks like a good start. You have going to have to pull the rear end or engine anyway to install that transmission. So you can install the missing bolts etc at that time. When you install the transmission, did you get the rear support for it? I would not recommend just hanging it off the back.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3100

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

I would think that wood bands would create more heat then Kevlar or cotton if miss used? Kevlar and cotton being woven and can hold more oil then the wood bands.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer Cable question
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Speedometer Cable question

tom_strickling wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:05 pm
If you use modern speedometer cable inside the flexible brass housing, do you need a sleeve of some type over the cable to protect the brass??
Yes you in need the inner sleeve. The kits sold by the dealers come with it.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC Brakes Initial Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: AC Brakes Initial Adjustment

The AC's I had were the original cable type. A friend installed the modern AC's and he made up a cable system. The only brakes I have with rods are the Rocky Mountain, even then I made my own equalizer that leaves the parking brakes as completely independent of service brakes, but used rods. Using t...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC Brakes Initial Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: AC Brakes Initial Adjustment

I did/do mine kinda seat of the pants. Jack the car up, adjust till there is a little drag then back off till turns easy. Take the car for test run using brakes as little as you can. Watch out bands can be very hot! Check the temp of the bands. If just a little warm leave as is, if HOT, back off a t...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 3696

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Atlas 9" long bed converted to 10". Not a quick change setup. The 3 jaw chuck is really out, but as long as I don't take what I am working on out, it works ok. Guess I will have to get some photos, don't have any on this computer.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 27776

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

I am kinda sidelining the Model T's for a while and taking on the task of getting this 1920 Dodge road worthy. Took me a better part of a day to work the multi plate clutch free. Got it running and have driven it a bit.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: 1908 Buick

Which begs the question, why do so many on here have to spell Chevy as C***y as if it's some kind of dirty word? It doesn't seem to matter with any other Brand, just Chevy. I have never understood that thinking. Just something to think about while sitting at home. :) :? :lol: Dave I sure don't! I s...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2426

Re: They hung up on me!!

I have done the same thing only mine was my 1948 F2 :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For the speedster set or anyone else :) 490 Chevrolet cross steering $250 ss steer
Replies: 3
Views: 806

For the speedster set or anyone else :) 490 Chevrolet cross steering $250 ss steer

490 Chevrolet cross steering box. Ok it needs some work. I would suggest adding bushings to the holes and some polishing, maybe. The ball does need work. Originally the shaft was welded to the gear, the black circle shows where. I can cut the shaft above that and ship Med Flat Rate without the cut o...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simmons Vaporizer Carburetor
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Simmons Vaporizer Carburetor

Just did a google search of "mtfca: simmons vaporizer", here are some of the postings;
https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... +Vaporizer+
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1912 Stewart 22 road gear and good brass pinion gear
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Wanted 1912 Stewart 22 road gear and good brass pinion gear

Thanks Ray. I have been watching that one, but Clay wants the proper 12 gear. I have been trying to convince him otherwise, but no go! :) The proper gear has just the number 22 on it, the 1913 has 13 added to the number, 1322.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 2367

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Nothing that would be changed that could not be changed back, so no in my OP would it affect the value to many of the people out there looking to buy. :D (esp if it had a converted starter)
by Mark Gregush
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: 1908 Buick

Sure why not! Not everyone is stuck on just one make and model. Just look at, as you have done, some of the other makes shown in this section. Also there are quite a few sections on Buick at The Antique Automobile Club of America;
https://forums.aaca.org/
by Mark Gregush
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light

Go down to the B type tail light I think it is the same;
https://www.myersearlydodge.com/electrical.php
by Mark Gregush
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 2301

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

While the key has it's job, it's the taper that keeps the wheel in place so needs to be a good fit. I have fitted stepped key stock to axles that did not need to be other wise replaced. The other part of this is keeping the axle nuts tight and checking them every so often esp after pulling the wheel...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Valves
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Valves

"If you need help logging in, or have question about how something works, use the Support forum located here"
You need to ask your question on the main forum, this is not car support.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 3127

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

Two Fords and a John Deere;
The 1948 is my family F2, the John Deere is my brothers and the 39 was about 3 miles from Mon and Dads all decked out. Yes July 4th, 2020 :D
by Mark Gregush
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts

https://www.modeltford.com/item/RM6.aspx
The book put out by the club should help with what you need to know.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil petcock help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Oil petcock help!

It's a tapered pipe thread. I would try pulling back on it and try to get remaining thread to engage so it can be turned out. The thread in the pan may be ok, just needing a little clean up. The brass valve is softer then the pan so the threads may have stripped on it. The petcock size is 1/8-27 pip...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC 26 spark plug gap recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: AC 26 spark plug gap recommendations

.030-.032, running coils and magneto with AC's (I would have to check the number on mine), same as Champions or any other plug. Some people like the narrower gap others like wider. Start at .025 and see how your car runs, cars are all different re what gap they like. A lot depends on how hot or cold...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hub on Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Model A hub on Model T

With the Model A hubs installed on T spindle, you will need to use the Model A inner bearings so watch the machined area where the bearing rides with the 1/2" spacer installed. The bearing should fully be seated on that area. The spacer will need to be locked or tight fit on the spindle so it does n...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!

I sent a report. There are I think 2 or 3 more right below it.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Top for 1923

Thanks Mark for posting the photos. I have collected the body top irons to do just the same thing on my 25 cut down.