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What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:44 am
by Quickm007
Finish my speedster seats. Look great! Not an easy task...
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:47 pm
by RFH
I rebuilt my muffler.
Sounds much better !

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

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:22 pm
by dhosh
...007 ...
WOAH! BEAUTIFUL!

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

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:29 pm
by dhosh
RFH ...
Look'n good! I had often thought about replacing my stainless muffler with a quieter one and always thought this type would be quieter and certainly more authentic.(don't mean to start a thread on muffled again! LOL) I guess I hadn't noticed before .. I'm surprised the exhaust isn't at the bottom. Are they supposed to be on the side, or is that just where it ended up, or ?????

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

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:07 pm
by Allan
Dennis, each cast iron end of the early mufflers has an integral mounting cast into it. They can only be mounted one way, unlike the circular pressed steel front end of a later muffler. The brackets always determine the orientation of the ends, although you might be able to have some fun with the really early bolt on brackets, but then the integral tailpipe would be out of kilter.

Allan from down under.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:36 pm
by dhosh
Ahh... Very good... Thanks for the explanation!

Dennis

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:40 am
by Steve Jelf
Today I finished straightening mag coil ribbons.
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The outlay for my straightener was under $20. I paid $5 each for the two locking pliers, and $7.77 for the square tubing. All the other parts are stuff I had on hand.


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The square tubing serves as an anvil if the ribbon has a spot that requires flattening with a small hammer. That's mostly not needed. The stretcher pulls the ribbons pretty straight.


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Some of the ribbons had a few rough spots that needed filing.


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The final step is wire brushing to remove any little bits of old insulation that may have survived the cleaning.


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All 32 ribbons straightened and ready for new insulation and rewinding into new coils.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:15 am
by david_dewey
Hmm, does patting the fenders of Barney and using Barney to stack some boxes on while I was looking for something else count? So far that's all I've done! :D

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:28 am
by Billdizer,Spencer In
The end of the muffler has the mount made on it that bolts to the frame, so that is where the outlet has to go.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:41 am
by Mark Gregush
From the encyclopedia (early mufflers had cast ends with two bolts of the 3 holding the brackets on front and rear):

REAR HEAD
1909
----- 1201 Separate tail pipe, F/N 1213
1909-1910
4040 1221 Steel brackets, straight pipe.
1911-1914
4040 1221 Steel brackets, curved pipe
1914-1917
4040 1221B Integral bracket, straight pipe with no taper.

1917-1920
4040B 1201D Integral bracket, no pipe. Shorter mounting bracket.
In June 1919 the exhaust opening was moved ten degrees to direct exhaust away from the spare tire.


1921-1926
4040C 1201E Pressed steel, no pipe. Integral mounting bracket was on the rear cap only.
1926-1927
4040D 1209

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:14 am
by RFH
Thanks Mark for all the muffler info
My car is a 1919 Coupe
With the outlet as it is the exhaust exits between the rear axle and the spare tire carrier
Works Great.
Lots of good info here
Thank you,
RFH

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:53 am
by Nunsio1
24 C Cab almost finished,just stain & rear fenders next.. built from loose parts-20 yr project
John
Oscoda Michigan

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:58 am
by CudaMan
Beautiful! :)

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

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:30 am
by Dallas Landers
Good looking truck John. Good use of spare parts.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:53 pm
by TheSaintDiscJockey
October in Pennsylvania is a great month to wrap up some outdoor painting projects.

Did some wheel painting this week. Rather pleased with the results.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:17 pm
by Quickm007
Finish to paint my 1914 chassis (Frame) I will start to reassembling the car by now
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:10 pm
by Dallas Landers
Nothing on the T but started prepping for my new workshop for the T's. This charming structure had to come down 1st.
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Not all is lost. Alot of the structure will be used to finish the inside of my shop.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:37 pm
by George House
While driving my ‘26 tudor Saturday midnight as the getaway car for a wedding, I determined the slop or ‘play’ in the steering was unacceptably high. I traced the problem to the top steering gear pin. It was wallowed out in the shaft. So I researched fixes in archived Forums but decided a brand new $330 Snyder’s shaft, gears, pins and central gear and steering wheel shaft would be safer. Should receive it tomorrow. Anyone want the well greased old unit ?

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

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:15 pm
by NealW
One of my nephews who's a pilot for Delta had a layover in Wichita last night, so I gave him his first ride in a T out to Stearman Field restaurant for lunch today. In addition to fly in customers, the restaurant is also quite an attraction for motorcyclist on a good day for a ride.

I have discovered that motorcyclists will often waive when passing me while driving a T. I suspect T drivers are accepted as "honorary motorcyclists" by them! The ride certainly is more like theirs than a modern car.
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Just Wheeling, lots of wheels in process

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 pm
by Jack Putnam, in Ohio
This past few weeks I have determined it was time to sort out my wheel collection. The good , the bad and the ugly, you know the story. The ugly I have trashed as they had no salvageable pats that were usable. The good ones I have restored or they are in the process of restoration. I found that I have sets non demountable, a set of Hayes demountable, a set of Firestone demountable, a set of non demountable to go to the wheel wright. Kelsey, Hayes, Firestone and Ford wheels are represented. These are all for the clincher tires and I have not even looked at the later balloon tire wheels. There are two sets of Stutzman respoked wheels in the group that are ready to go.. I'm wheelly crazy! :D

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

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:54 pm
by Bill Coyle
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Did a little off roading on my way to Elmore, OH this afternoon. There's nice scenery and little traffic driving along the river road. Unfortunately the leaves won't be hanging on too much longer... Bill

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

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:09 pm
by Mark Gregush
Nothing on the T's, but have been doing some work on the 1920 Dodge.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:53 pm
by ericmac
I fixed a flat on mine with a bit of help from my friends.
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Fordor at Gilmore tour

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:08 am
by Burger in Spokane
Picked up a pallet (42 sacks) of 80lb. concrete and some rebar and forming
lumber. The old dog had no issues, but I misjudged the need for Ruckstell
low to make the hills, and stalled out. Once downshifted, we pulled the rest
with no trouble at all. I figure the load scaled out at about 3500lbs. The truck
rides REAL smooth with that kind of weight on it, but care must be taken to
ensure adequate braking distance is considered !

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:08 pm
by George House
I replaced the steering shaft, gears and pins in my ‘26 tudor. Drove the car for the first time in years last Saturday night and considered 4” steering wheel play was too much. That Texas T Parts unit is great !! Did have to grind about 1/32” off that top, long pin. Task was easily accomplished without removing the column. Take about an 18” piece of wood with a multifolded cloth on top to place under the horn tube after column is dropped to enable old and new shafts replacement. Removed 6 bolts from firewall, 4 from dash panel under the column and horizontal longbolt holding the lower steering frame bracket. Also the rear bolt and loosened the front bolt. Was surprised how easy the pitman arm removed. The 2 old keys fit into the new machined keyways perfectly. Took her out for a test drive after a few beers and was amazed! No steering slop now😁🍺

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:37 pm
by david_dewey
Burger 42 sacks of concrete??? sounds like you’ve got a major project going on — I will avoid visiting for a while in that case :)

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:34 pm
by Burger in Spokane
42 was just half of the total. Footings and stem wall for foundation repair/update,
and 18x8 slab. We'll pour the slab mid-week, so feel free to drop by any time after
that. :lol:

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Last Sunday I took a 10 hour looping jaunt into the Big Bend and Scablands. This is
WHY I own a truck like mine.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:09 pm
by Dallas Landers
Best relaxation I can think of Burger! Driving a TT into the wild blue yonder is good therapy.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:21 pm
by Mark Osterman
Rebuilt the top assembly and installed the top on my 23 runabout.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:42 pm
by NU2theT
Got some stop/turn lights mounted to the bumpers, hope to finish wiring tomorrow. Nice kit from Logo Lites in Duluth GA, great installation instruction and nice quality parts.

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Got the LED's in as well today, big difference from the available China glass bulbs.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:12 pm
by George House
Top is looking good Mark. That’s a job that needs to be done before winter all right.😁

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

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 pm
by Rich Eagle
The pleasant whiff of gasoline on our drives had increased to the obnoxious stage. I was blaming the gas cap until the other day when evidence of a leak appeared on the splash apron. The pervious day presented a narrower area but overnight the full truth showed itself.
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Removal of the tank revealed the extent of the spillage. I should note that the hold down screw was my solution and not what may have been original. Also, my outlet from the sediment valve is too high and required a severe bend of the gas line. I suspect the tank sat lower than mine does.
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The lower seam on the right side was side was leaking. I had soldered a few spots and used gas tank sealer in 2013. This is the first occasion I have encountered of the sealer failing. My first attempt to re-solder didn't accomplish much. I thought it was a lost cause and looked at buying a new tank. However the next day I tried a larger electric iron which got the metal hot enough to make a better seam. Without being able to clean the part of the joint between the two sheets this solder at the edge will not be nearly as strong. It showed no leakage overnight. I will clean inside the tank with lacquer thinner and pour some sealer into that part of the tank. We will watch carefully for any further leakage.
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It is very frustrating when I can't repair these things myself. Thankfully, another day and bigger iron made the task rewarding. Ironically, the larger iron was presented to me after Joy's Father's funeral several years ago. It was my inheritance. She say's it was meant to be.
There are a lot to jobs like soldering that can't be mastered without some practice and knowledge. Getting the metal clean is the key here.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:23 pm
by Quickm007
Hi Rich,

I used this product Permatex Fuel repair tank several year ago with my 1911 and still working. You could use the product with the gas in and make a little pression for couple minutes. It dry in less of 1 hour. No welding necessary. I was really surpise by the result.
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:43 pm
by Rich Eagle
I'm glad to hear those results Mario. I have a stick that looks like that which I bought a dozen years ago and never tried. If I had known it works I might have tried it instead. I know soap works temporarily too.
Rich

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

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:03 pm
by ericmac
Well...not a good thing but I think I broke the thrust washers, ring and pinion in my Fordor. Thats sort of last nail in the coffin. Time for full restoration.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:03 pm
by John Dow
I joined the two piece crankshaft club.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:19 pm
by Susanne
Owww!!! Sorry, that sux!

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

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:32 pm
by BobShirleyAtlantaTx
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For a Holley G, an hour and a half I’ll never get back.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 am
by Rich Eagle
I need to do that too Bob.

I designed and built this stand for my coffee cup. For 42 years I have been going out to the shop with a hot cup of coffee. I either had to hold the top of the hot cup with my other hand while I got the keys out of my pocket or set it down on the stoop. I often thought of a shelf or pedestal to set it on but now I have one.
Simple?
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:06 pm
by NealW
Last spring when I finished restoring our 15 runabout, I reinstalled the leather fan belt that came with the car because it appeared to in good shape. However, when tightened it, the belt was right up to the big bolt holding the fan onto the engine. That didn't look right, so I finally got a new 23" leather belt and installed it, along with a new arm because the nub that the tightening bolt was worn. Now it clears everything, as it should! I was surprised how much the old one was stretched - over one inch longer. No wonder it wasn't fitting right. It also was starting to fail at one spot on the inner surface.

I also installed one of Tim Morsher's RAJO oil gauges, which I think looks cool if anything. Last month I installed his replica gas gauge, which is nice to have too. I've been still dipping the tank to see how well it compared to the 'stick'. The last tick mark before empty is 2 gallons for my round tank, which is as low as I like to let my tank get.
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:23 pm
by Model T Mark
Beautiful 15 ford engine compartment. One question is the bolt that holds the fan arm on missing the cotter pin behind the timing gear cover? I have seen those bolts back out and destroy a brass radiator. Just trying to save a catastrophe.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:51 pm
by NealW
One question is the bolt that holds the fan arm on missing the cotter pin behind the timing gear cover? I have seen those bolts back out and destroy a brass radiator
Yeah, that's a good catch. Thanks. I just put one in. I don't want my nice Brassworks radiator chewed up! I also checked our 21 touring and it was also missing a pin in the fan bolt, so I added one there too!

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:06 am
by John Warren
Rich, that is funny and looks like it will work well, I know exactly where that is. It was absolutely wonderful to meet you!

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:19 pm
by Rich Eagle
It was great to see you. I haven't heard from the racer owners but assume progress is underway.
Rich

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:29 pm
by My1914T
Up on it's frame and casters, so I can stow it away. Pulling headlights to be repainted, Hope to see it again in March. Brrrr.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:30 pm
by Oldav8tor
Took a overnight tour with eight other cars from Vestaburg in mid-Michigan to Jugville's log hotel (The Shack) located on a lake near Fremont. Friday saw cold, rain and frozen pellets (a thunderstorm overnight) while the return on Saturday was just cold. By cold I mean a little either side of 50 degrees. Despite the unseasonable weather a good time was had by all as we Michiganders are a hardy folk. The hotel was nice and an evening bonfire by the lake was enjoyed by all.
Frozen pellets / rain at our ice cream stop....as if we weren't cold enough :-)
Frozen pellets / rain at our ice cream stop....as if we weren't cold enough :-)
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Dining room at the Shack

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 pm
by dhosh
Finally got this thing back together enough to do a short test run. Been sine early spring. Valve job, new head, rebuilt steering column, bushings, sin gears and pins, new brake drum and shaft, driven gear, more bushings, watts clutch disks, resurfaced reverse drum, rebuilt hogs head, changed to wood bands, new speedometer replacement for the ammeter, new pan and head bolts (longer). I'm sure I've forgotten stuff! Hope to get it out on the road tomorrow for a test spun!
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:53 am
by Quickm007
STAINING AND VARNISHING MY 1914 SPEEDSTER BODY
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:59 am
by modernbeat
Finally got my custom high compression pistons for my camping car in from Wiseco.
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Finished the drop gate bed for the same truck and started painting it, then started working on the firewall.
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Rebuild the adjusters on the '26 headlights with LED bulbs.
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 pm
by Mark Nunn
I was, finally, able to remove the adjustable yoke from my tie rod. It appears to have been stuck for many decades and took many heat and soak cycles. Now I need to get the pitman arm off to replace it. I'm running out of bigger hammers. I might try to make a puller if I can't find one the right size.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:22 pm
by John Dow
As previously reported I broke my crankshaft. I have now pulled the engine, loaded it into my pickup and I'm headed to the rebuilder in the morning.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:40 am
by CudaMan
I pulled Betsy's winter front and hood blanket out of storage and installed them on the car today. A little early, but the winter front flap exposes the entire radiator opening when it's rolled up, so theoretically it could stay on year round. The camera flash makes the vinyl look gray, but it is black to the naked eye. :)

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

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:42 pm
by Quickm007
Thats's realy cool Mark!

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

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:57 am
by Quickm007
Finished several items this week for my stock 1914 speedster: Tail light, monocle glass. and Disck wheel. I hope making my first fire-up engine gine this Sunday!
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:00 am
by Quickm007
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:09 am
by RajoRacer
Just a "heads-up" on your disc wheels - the rim bolt should be parallel to the rim not crossways. I have the same discs on my Racer.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:49 am
by Quickm007
Thank you Steve, I am questioning my self when I installed the bolts... Which side ? Now I know. :lol:

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

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:21 pm
by Burger in Spokane
The weatherdude called for snow on Friday, starting around 1100hrs, so a run up to
the stretch of road by the golf course was in order, to rake fallen pine needles while
they were still nice and dry. Got 10 trash cans put up for fire starter for the winter.
Then headed off to load up some maple rounds we took down last winter and left out
all summer to dry. Got the old dog into the shop as the white stuff began to fall. Pulled
a fresh tarp over the stack we got on the first load, and headed off to work. Before
the end of the day, we had nearly a foot of snow on everything. Timed this one perfectly.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:42 pm
by Ken Lefeber
Gave my niece a ride through the kettles in Wilma. It was one of those days I'm glad I have an enclosed car. :D
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:51 pm
by Dallas Landers
Burger, that is great to see thar TT hard at work again after its short rest.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:11 am
by Mark Gregush
The 21 has been hard to start lately so I did some checking today. I knew it was not spark or timing so that left fuel. Found that the intake gland ring in the rear port was not entering the hole in the block and was riding on the outside of the block, so was not sealing real well, fixed it. Battery is going so have to hand crank most of the time, not fun with that vacuum leak! Was taking a lot of cranking to pull the fuel up before it would fire. Now it is back to normal. :) I also gave it a quick bath and took it out for a short drive. You will note I am moving from it's given name of Nelly-Bell or her/she to "it". I am starting to distance myself from it, if you get the hint of what is going on and the direction I am headed without me coming out and saying it.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:12 pm
by Rich in Colorado
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Re-shod the ‘22. Firestone’s

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:59 pm
by ryanf1023
Made some good headway on the coil box. Won't be finished until I get a new soldering iron
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Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:18 pm
by dhosh
Swallowed my pride, and pulled my engine again, after only running it about 5 minutes after a months long rebuild. Apparently, snapped a triple gear pin.
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Drove it 6 hours south to Joe Bell, to fix properly. On the positive side, I should have replaced the ring gear before! 😜

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

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:43 pm
by Mark Gregush
ryanf1023 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Made some good headway on the coil box. Won't be finished until I get a new soldering iron

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I would not suggest doing any soldering with the parts assembled. The stuff is water proof but not sure how soldering iron proof it is.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:02 pm
by AndreFordT
Some time ago I was looking for a fine sorceress to rebuild a few coils. The good witch came by and give me a hand to clear the job.
Now I should like she came back again to help me with the rebuild of a 1913 engine and set an electric starter on it.
Here a few photos.

A lot of safety wire was missing. The lower magneto coil ring bolts came out by hand. The wrist bolts are normal bolts no safety wire. The cylinder head gasket was on it up side down. Starting the engine give directly water that came out of the radiator. The fourth piston had no carbon on it it was clean as new, the one that had a water leak due to the wrong way the gasket was mounted. The nuts on the meanbearings are normal nuts not the castellet one, and so on.

Just needed an electric starter, it will be a total rebuild at the end.

Andre
Belgium

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

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:54 pm
by rlcxz@yahoo.com
Had radiator repaired because the Motor Meter was so heavy that the vibrations caused the filler neck to break where it was solder onto the tank. All back in and no leaks.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:23 pm
by John Codman
Conducted a 'speriment - My '27 has a Berg's flat-tube radiator installed in 2014. It has cooled beautifully ever since the day I installed it. Today with my DVOM I measured the temperature drop from the top to bottom of the radiator. Idling in our garage, I waited for the temperatures to stabilize; the ambient temperature was 89 F. The temperature at the top of the radiator was 170 F, the bottom was 116 F. A drop of 54 degrees. Now I know why there have been no cooling issues even on the hottest Florida days.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:54 pm
by Mark Gregush
Tomorrow I will be draining everything motor and Warford related so I can pull the engine and Warford. The clutch; pins are below the surface so the adjusting screws are going in to the hole. I think the pins may have started working under the drive plate and are jamming the clutch part way engaged. Once the car is running seem ok after the pins work back into the holes were they should be. I have a cut down 26/27 drum installed, the drive plates are a bit thinner then the earlier ones anyway so does not take much to start working out of the hole and underneath it. I have 2 sitting on the shelf that just that had happened when I got them. I know the disk count was correct, more then double checked when installed. If the driving plate isn't too boogered up and if there is room thinking about just adding extra disk or two if the extra rings I have don't clean up. The Warford; while the engine is out want to re-check the preload, I think it's a bit on the loose side so want to reset it if needed.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:05 pm
by ITDave
I replaced 4 tires, tubes and flaps on my '27 Coupe back in August. Got to do my first flat fix in October. I went out in the shop and noticed that my right rear tire was flat. Picked up a roofing nail. It isn't that hard of a job but I'm going to need a better turn buckle to pull in the 21" split rims.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:13 pm
by modernbeat
This is where we were at the end of October.
Lower body mainly finished except the floorboards over the transmission.
Getting started on the roof for November.

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