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What have you done to your T in August

Post by Bill Anziani » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:01 pm

Got Mz. Daizy back from the pin stripper. Had the red stripe run under the belt line on the 24 coupe
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by D.Trotter » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:30 pm

I drove mine [And any T] for the first time! Just got it Tuesday and got brave enough for a quick spin today. I think I have to learn to drive all over again.

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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by Jeff Perkins » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:40 pm

Greg, you are a great ambassador for our hobby!
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by dunoon » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:40 pm

I installed the qtr and rear windows in my 26 coupe. I'm ready to start putting the wooden roof frame on does anyone put any kind se sealer down before mounting the wood frame?

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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by Jeff Perkins » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:50 pm

Erik and his father Bob Johnson stopped by to see my 1913 Runabout. Bob originally found the car beside a barn in dilapidated condition back in July 1951. B/W picture of him behind the wheel after getting the remains running. He sold the car and after 68 years and several owners (plus a “re-body”) he was reunited with it.
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:47 am

Continued runabout reassembly.

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Today I installed radiator, coil box, wiring, spark plugs, and that most exasperating Model T part—hood latches. They would be easy if I had three hands.
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:26 am

Took my sweetie for a ride last evening. Cooled off nice and went for about 45 minutes.
The engine just purred over the hills and she even commented on how well it runs ! :)

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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by andrefordt » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 am

I made the trouble engine run again.

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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by andrefordt » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:00 am

second serie
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by NealW » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:26 pm

My garage looks like a Christmas tree with T part "ornaments" hung everywhere! I'm using Eastwood chassis primer, which will be followed by their chassis gloss paint. It sprays really well. For all my priming so far I've been using this two piece Harbor Freight HVLP gun set:

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I've been really happy with how well it works for only $40 (after using their normal 20% coupon). I used the big gun for shooting all the grey primer on the body parts, and the detail gun for the bits and pieces shown in the picture below.
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by cudaman » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:30 pm

LOL! I thought I was the only one who hung parts from the garage door tracks! :)
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Re: What have you done to your T in August

Post by D.Yoder » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:11 pm

August starts a month of T travel for me
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    Playing with early fords in Minnesota now.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Mark Osterman » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:34 pm

    Took a trip to Lang’s and bought an NOS exhaust manifold and NOS front and rear spring shackles. Anxious to get home and reinstall the manifolds and get back on the road.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by dhosh » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:03 pm

    Did a bunch of long overdue maintenance and repairs, prepping for the Michigan Jamboree, next week!! Rear brakes clean and adjust, clean carb, clean battery terminals, clean and re-gap plugs, clean battery terminals, wire ends, and charged, adjust timing, installed starter drive assymbly (will only use rn an emergency, until ring gear is replaced), adjust fan, adjust bands...the list goes on and on. Will change the oil tomorrow, give Frank a well deserved bath!

    For a shake-down cruise, we picked up pizza and headed to the State Park ...
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by dhosh » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:07 pm

    Did a bunch of long overdue maintenance and repairs, prepping for the Michigan Jamboree, next week!! Rear brakes clean and adjust, clean carb, clean battery terminals, clean and re-gap plugs, clean battery terminals, wire ends, and charged, adjust timing, installed starter drive assymbly (will only use rn an emergency, until ring gear is replaced), adjust fan, adjust bands...the list goes on and on. Will change the oil tomorrow, give Frank a well deserved bath!

    For a shake-down cruise, we picked up pizza and headed to the State Park ...
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Chad_Marcheese » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:09 pm

    Drove it to a club function, first time I had a trip with some mileage (20 mile round trip). On the way home, lost the mag and hopefully the kevlar brake band needs a simply adjustment because the brakes were going away as the pedal dropped further. Will investigate, hopefully both are simple fixes.


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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by John Codman » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:02 pm

    I replaced one incorrect headlight bar bolt with the correct carriage bolt, then replaced the incorrect hex nuts with square nuts. The old girl is actually running quite well, and I'm sort of playing around with simple little things. Will replace the hex nuts on the passenger' side next week.

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    Post by kelly mt » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:44 pm

    My new speedster had some bad noises so I pulled it down. The odd measurement in the clutch turned out to be the retaining bolt left and everything moved back running on the 4th main. The center main and two rods were very loose. The front cam bearing was bad. Looked like it was new but the locating hole was oversize and the shell halved didn't fit at the break line. The timing gear was binding at one spot every rotation. I changed out the bearing and this problem went away. Also an .008" bow in the crank and a cracked low drum. Lots of odd things which means lots of work to do. Good thing I like this work.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Graybeard77 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:02 am

    Going to get our "T" ready for the Route 66 parade here in Springfield, Mo. This Friday evening. Will be several old cars and classic cars in parade.


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    Post by Clockdoc » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:33 pm

    I got my rear fenders painted finally hopefully they will be on tomorrow :D
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    Post by Mel King » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:06 pm

    Are you shore they are not your T`s fenders? :lol: :lol: MEL.


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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Dennis Prince » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:31 pm

    Just loaded the car to head to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week
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    Post by andrefordt » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 am

    Restart the dis assembling of the wrecked 1915 touring.

    Watch the way the front was assembled to the frame.

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    Post by Kaiser » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:09 pm

    Dennis, what record you're going for ? ;)
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    Post by Kaiser » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:13 pm

    Andre that is a "bolt -on" modification, ;) must have been on there a long time, with the square nuts !
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    Post by Billdizer,Spencer In » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:41 pm

    [image][/image]I had time to get the 27 depot hack started for the first time since last fall. Charged the battery, cleaned the terminals, turned on the gas, fussed with remembering where the ignition switch made contact, and it started. Despite having brake lever forward since last fall, I had to jack up a rear wheel. Once it started was able to pull the e brake on, and stop the wheel without a problem. Ran on mag too, generator charged fine! I need to add air to the tires, wash the dust off, and add fresh gas to take it for a drive.

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    Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:20 pm

    Changed the oil filled with gas and am going on a tour tomorrow with the club.
    I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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    Post by Ralph F » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:15 am

    I took the afternoon off and went to the Waterbury Car show, and had nice talk with Don lang and few other folk. The picking were kinda thin ,but did pick up new Anderson Time, a nice 15 headlight bucket and a spot light bracket. There was a nice ford torpedo and a curve dash old for sale in the car coral.
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    Post by Original Smith » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 am

    Been driving around Lake Tahoe the last two days. Beautiful weather too. My '25 pickup is running very good at this altitude.


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    Post by radiatorman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:25 am

    Been installing window glass in 26 Tudor and prepping to purchase interior kit. I have seen video with roof wood frame off to attach headliner, but don't quite understand how headliner is attached at the header of the windshield since there is no wood there. Am I missing something?
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    Rebuild the coilbox for my Pick-up with Fun Projects plastic inserts.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:24 pm

    Steam and gas show today. A buddy brought his 19 wood cab truck . A couple more buddys showed up with 21 DB coupe and 22 center door. Took a few photos and we headed to the next town for a parade about 10 miles away.
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    Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:26 pm

    A few more of the day!
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    Ended up with 3 wood cab trucks in the parade.

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    Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:43 pm

    I've been working on my 1915 runabout's bike speedometer. Bicycle speedometers work very well for Model T use, but the little wires can easily be damaged by road hazards. So I've taken to encasing the wires in protective coverings.

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    The sensor fits into 3/8" steel tubing that protects the wires. The cover over the sensor is ¹³⁄₃₂" ID brass tubing (non-ferrous/non-magnetic).

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    Post by John Warren » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:02 pm

    Looks like your getting close Steve. :P
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    Post by VowellArt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:26 pm

    Took the Voltage Regulator off and put a Cut Out back on, reset my generator output to 5 amps and it seems to be running like a charm...bloody VR wasn't charging the battery at all. It did initially I think because I got it set up correctly, but then I didn't see any movement after I turned on and off the headlights, soooo back to the old cut out for me. :?
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    Post by rgould1910 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:37 pm

    Finished up the engine on the 2017 Roadster.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by John Warren » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:07 pm

    Had to do a shade tree repair this morning :lol:
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    Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:59 pm

    John, you might get more shade from that tree if you put it overhead.

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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Bobbbenner » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 am

    She’s coming along. Grandson is coming to the farm this week, we’re going to attack the wheels!
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Mark Nunn » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:41 am

    I reinstalled my rebuilt steering column last week. I also installed the wood block behind the steering bracket, which my car lacked. There is no play in the steering wheel now. :)
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    I started making new floorboards yesterday. I made a lot of sawdust milling 4/4 lumber down to 9/16" thick. I think that the floorboards that came on my car were once someone's kitchen cabinets.

    My car did not have wood blocks between the pan ears and frame. There are indentations in the frame and left pan ear from the two being pounded together over the years. I installed the blocks over the weekend and bought the bolt kit for them from one of the vendors. The problem with the short bolts is that there is not enough space between the bolt and nut to allow inserting a cotter pin. I measured a maximum material allowance of .234". But, my frame measured .190" and the pan ears are .120". That means I need another .076" to install a cotter pin. There wasn't enough length in the bolt to drill a new hole so I used lock washers. The description on Lang's website (not who I purchased from) said the bolts should be 7/8" long. Those I bought are shorter than 3/4". Clearly, I received out-of spec bolts. I will address the situation again when I pull the engine for a rebuild. For now, it works but I'm not happy with the wonky bolts. Has anyone else had this problem?
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    Post by art ebeling » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:16 pm

    Jim Brand came by and pinstriped my 11 Touring and my 31 Victoria yesterday. I went with the “ no boxes on hood” look. Art
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Al Meadows » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:27 pm

    Today it's nice and warm, in the 80s and I'm taking a break from my top bow project (you may have heard) to replace two front tires, flaps and tubes. The two rears were done earlier this year. I originally purchased all four Riverside tires and tubes from the Montgomery Wards catalog and picked them up myself at the Oakland, CA warehouse. That was 1971. $300 for all. Well, at least that's what I borrowed from my Grandmother to get them. Yes, I paid her back in full within three months along with free lifetime rides. She loved the ice cream runs and I have the VHS tapes to prove it. Anyway, they're almost 50 years old and while I added another 600 miles to them early this summer, their time has come. I realize I'm trading USA tires for Vietnamese but it will happen sooner or later and I'd rather take care of it here at my garage.

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    Post by Bob in Texas » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:51 pm

    Put new gas tank from Bob's in my 1924 TT Fire Truck.

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    Post by andrefordt » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:01 am

    Yesterday, I only put gas in the tank. It is running much better with the gas than without it. :lol:

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    Post by aboer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:39 am

    Andre' ; we are learning everyday

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    Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:19 am

    ...they're almost 50 years old and while I added another 600 miles to them early this summer, their time has come.

    Yes, they should go. Whenever the subject of tire replacement comes up we hear from people who have been running on the same tires since 1958 or whatever without trouble. But the fact remains that rubber does deteriorate with age, and running on ancient tires is running on borrowed time, no matter how good they look. I agree it's better to change them at home than out on the road.
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    Post by 1925TT » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:04 pm

    New exhaust manifold and some exhaust wrap to help keep the cab a bit cooler.

    Another weekend at the great Oregon steam up.


    We took another look at the old school bus owned by the museum. Beautiful bus somehow saved from being destroyed all these years.

    We also made it to the all Ford car show in champoeg state park.
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    Post by Greg Holm » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 pm

    I used Murray Fahnestock’s method of recharging the magnets in my magneto (pp. 235 to 240 in the compilation of articles titled”The Model T Ford Owner”). My ECCT shows the output raised from an inadequate 14 volts to over 30 volts at 1200 rpm. I’m super pleased with the results.
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    Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 pm

    After spending most of yesterday and today cleaning up and putting things away so I could get the runabout out of the shop, Shorty and I went to town for some shopping.

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    Actually she didn't buy anything. All she cared about was getting a ride. Last week I ran the fresh engine to cure the manifold paint, but this was the first time since last year the car has moved under its own power.

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    That distinctive noise and the sudden lack of power told me to look under the hood. I was expecting just a loose plug, but it was beyond loose. Fortunately I carry spare plugs.
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    Post by kelly mt » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:32 am

    Finished cleaning up the valve seats and ground the valves. Got the bend in the crank to .0005". Waiting for gaskets and paint.
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    Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:12 am

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    I've been running a Holley NH on the 1915 runabout. This morning I removed it and put on the stock Model G. Then I drove to Winfield for banking, a round trip of about 37 miles.




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    Coming home I couldn't pull the hand lever back for neutral and had to use the pedal. In the parking lot at the farm supply I took out the floor boards and found this. Apparently I forgot to lock down the lock nut.
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    Post by Ed Baudoux » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:06 pm

    I finally adjusted the generator third brush. :P Now I can drive at night without worry. The Fun Projects Regulator is a great product! We are fortunate to have things like this available to our hobby.
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    Post by Matt in California » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 pm

    This Spring in Bakersfield I bought a horn. The front hole on the bracket was torn out and someone had braised it. I should’ve got a picture of it before I started. But here are the progress photos:
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    As you can see I used a washer to add a eye. I can ground and file the world smooth. But the photos I took of that were too blurry.

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    Post by andrefordt » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:28 pm

    Yesterday,
    It was a rainy day but we took T out to look for Anna.
    "Where is Anna" is a remember drive for a lady, Anna, working as a nurse during the First World War near to Diksmuide en Veurne in the Flanders Fields.

    A few cars but most of drivers were on Motorcycles all older as 1931.
    The oldest was a 1900 De Dions-Button tricycle.
    Photos in attachment, just enjoy.

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    Post by andrefordt » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:30 pm

    a few other photos.
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    Post by andrefordt » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:31 pm

    last photos
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    Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:59 pm

    Fantastic photos!
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    Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 pm

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    Reinstalled the oil sight tube.
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    Post by Matt in California » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:32 am

    Steve Jelf wrote:
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    Reinstalled the oil sight tube.
    Steve do you turn off the petcocks after you look, just in case?

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    Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:56 am

    You bet. Open them only when checking the level.
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    Post by Bobbbenner » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:50 am

    Literally piece by piece!
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    Post by kelly mt » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 am

    Started assembling the speedster motor yesterday. Hope to be back on the road soon.
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    Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:58 am

    Took off the Bosch front plate distributor setup on my Chevrolet overhead. I am going to install the coils and timer back on. Will have to fab up a bracket to mount under the hood like 26/27's. This is more in the direction that I was planing all along anyway.
    I found while working on it that the aluminum pulley had lost is set screw so was running loose on the crank it also had a crack in the casting where the pin goes thru. The only original type pulley I had was a little loose on the crank so I brazed it up and turned back to size.
    Never seem to have camera when I am doing this stuff, but then my hands usually are too dirty to be holding a camera. :lol:
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    Post by thom » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:09 pm

    I gave my son and his two oldest boys their first Model T driving lessons. My son is ready for the road now. Th oldest boy,age 11, says he will practice some more and take his driver's test in the T when he goes to the DMV to get his license! The youngest one, at 9 is amazed that he drove a car almost 11 times his age. Their younger brother loves the car, and laughs every mile when he rides. He will be 3 on October 25th.
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    Post by MWalker » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:13 pm

    Today I got the chassis for my "new" T standing on its own 4 feet for the first time.
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    I always feel that this is the first major plateau when building a car from scratch. The next major step is getting the engine in and running, and the next is the first drive. There are lots of smiles at each level. :)


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    Post by Allan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:42 am

    I am getting Henrietta ready for the National tour in Maryborough, Queensland at the end of September. In the spirit of maintaining her 'as found' appearance, I have determined not to pull the back axle to check things out. She has a full complement of grease instead of oil in the differential, so she is well lubed. As a precaution, I have fitted a new set of lined brake shoes so I have a means of slowing at least, should a thrust washer fail and I lose crown and pinion mesh and thus, brakes. She already had sleeves on the cams to get the original cast iron shoes in good contact with the drums. The shoes were caked with old, hard grease, and I spent some time scraping same off the backing plates.

    Axle tapers, keyways and bearing surfaces were really good, very little play in the bearings. I fitted modern oil seal type seals to the housing and fitted the new shoes, re-fitted the wheels and took her for a test run. One drum was getting hot so that wheel was pulled and the cam spacer removed.
    Now I have a car free to push in neutral, but with a handbrake which operates extremely well as soon as It comes off the neutral position. I am certain it will hold the car when I tilt my trailer to load it.

    Now all I have to do is check the clearance on the used rod I replaced some months ago. It may need a little taken off the cap to take out a little rattle that has developed of late. Off to my mate's workshop to use his hoist again. He calls it his height adjustable pit!

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    Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:55 pm

    Lots of driving the TT. Tonight we took the RPU to town for supper with friends and then stopped to see the kids. The grandkids wanted a ride. We putted around town and stopped at a buddys place where the grandkids were hooked up with some icecream. Grandpa is a hero!
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    Post by John Warren » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:29 pm

    Thanks Andre, great photos of the old bikes. Thanks jw
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    Post by Duey_C » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:01 am

    Sweet frontX4 Oliver, Pat!
    Too much to say about you guys this month, cool, very OT thus far for me still. Will continue for some time.
    The 18: Took Maw for a Toodle, took Daughter for a Toodle and found a spark plug miss, made it back on 3, cleaned the 40 year old Champ X plugs, might have an intake leak/leaks due to uneven plug looks, took Maw out again, fair but stutters a tiny bit in high so things to investigate.
    I used to blame a coil for needing to warm him up first, should do that anyway and now I blame/look at plugs and intake gaskets from 35-40 years ago. Warm your T some before just because.
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    Post by kelly mt » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:32 am

    Got the speedster motor finished tonight. Ready to set in the car.
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    Post by Cambin » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 am

    Got my two babies back on the road
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    Post by Bob in Texas » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:54 am

    I admire each of you that has done anything with your T in August. In South Texas it has just been too HOT to do anything. So I have done virtually nothing. When/if Fall ever get here I will need to catch up. I say if because some years it seems like we skip Fall all together.
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    Post by Mark Osterman » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:41 am

    Bought this unrestored hand crank coil tester in Buffalo a few weeks back. Removed the black overpainting to get down to the original blue hue. I removed all the magnets to clean the flywheel and recharge the magnets. Also had to take the Jewel ammeter apart and reset the main pivot shaft to get it working. Just need to replace the four insulated spacers and rebuild the coil receiving box to get it up and going.
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    Post by Mark Nunn » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:59 am

    I'm making progress on my new floorboards to replace ol' Aunt Lula's kitchen cabinets. (That's what they look like to me.) Boards are milled, jointed and glued. I finished making hardboard templates for the two upper boards and should have them ready by this weekend.
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    Post by Mel King » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:00 pm

    Thanks to Hank I finally got the correct firewall on Vernon .It looks new .I wish I could post pics. to show you,I think you might agree maybe. The wiring is 40+years old tho , it still looks great . :D :D :lol:

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    Post by kelly mt » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:03 pm

    Got the motor set in the speedster. Hope to have it running tomorrow.
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    Post by dhosh » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 pm

    Building a new top out of a Tractor Supply tarp...
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    Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:47 pm

    Hitting the like button on the top! :idea:
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    Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:04 pm

    Looking good Dennis! If it rains at OCF you will be good to go?


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    Post by Ralph F » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:05 am

    I just bought a brand new Brass Work radiator still in the box. It belongs to elderly gentleman who passed away. Looking forward to installing next weekend.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by John Dow » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:45 am

    I solved the mystery of my infuriating rattle. After hours and hours of searching for the loose, broken or otherwise faulty part which caused me to loose what sanity I had left, I can now enjoy my "quiet" '23 Touring. All it took was some 91 octane and a little less timing advance. My Reeder aluminum high compression head has lost it's bark.

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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Angmar » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:03 pm

    Had a chance to go to a local Farm/Tractor and Engine show. Good time, lots of visitors later that day. 1st time with the T. See the photos and videos here. Several T's showed up also.


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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by John Warren » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 am

    Pat, no drive shaft needed. :lol:
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by kelly mt » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:17 am

    John, yes it's quite a fan. That thing moves a lot of air. New car so I'm not sure I need all that fan yet.


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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Mel King » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:30 pm

    Here is a couple of pics. i said i would try to post. MEL.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by dhosh » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:55 pm

    Well, I didn't finish until today, but did most of the work in August... Does that count? :-). I replace mybincirrect irons and bows (fmcut down from a touring), with more appropriate ones, and fashioned a top from a Tractor Supply tarp. I don't know how long it will last, but functionally, it's a WHOLE lot better, although it won't win any awards (except maybe a Rube Goldberg...)
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by dhosh » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:59 pm

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    Still need to add trim to cover the tacks. Might have to make my own hidem.... Might use strips of leather.

    Also, seen in the pickup bed... I sent a front wheel to Noah Stutzman, and it came back beautiful!! Knocked out the old bearing races. Now.... Where did I put the new outer bearings and race? I have 2 sets of inners.... Hmmmmm.....
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by dhosh » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:10 pm

    Dallas... I'll be ready now! :-). .

    I kind of wonder how much bleeding I'll get from the tarp. The waterproofing is a tad sticky, and clothes get a but yellow, working with it.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:08 am

    Dennis, if it rains and it bleeds, you can have a nice tan :D


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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Bobbbenner » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:16 am

    Each day a little closer.
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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:55 am

    Made the bracket to mount coil box under the hood on the 21 with the Chevrolet over head. The first try put the box too far out and up.
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    After re-drilling the mounting holes 2ed try that now fits. In order to change spark plugs will have to pull the box off the frame.
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    After the 2ed try, found the choke wire was shorting out # 2 plug so moved it and engine settled down now I am a happy camper;
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    Now I have to recharge the magnets. They are dead dead! I have 10-11 days till our clubs next tour to get it done. If I have to pull the hogs head to get things lined up to use the KR Wilson charger I am going to put a wood band in for low or brake (I only have one, so have not decided). It runs fine up to a point on 6 volts but upper cruising speed not so much. Failing to get the magnets recharged, I am going to add a 12 volt battery just to power the coils for it and the next tour. Right now I can't get any N/S reading thru the hogs head.
    I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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    Re: What have you done to your T in August

    Post by GJScholz » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:57 pm

    Jeff Perkins wrote:
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    Greg, you are a great ambassador for our hobby!
    Thank you kind sir Jeff!
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