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Forum: Model-A 02-08-2020, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Chad Marchees
Wanted Model A crank and Main Caps

Found what I needed thanks to Ford Barn. Thanks!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-04-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Chad Marchees
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-04-2020, 07:26 PM
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Views: 1,061
Posted By Chad Marchees
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-04-2020, 07:25 PM
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Views: 1,061
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020

Finally got a chance to download and resize some pics from the weekend.



Click on for larger size.


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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-31-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020

Hoping to do just that!


Also hoping to do some from my Instagram, @stringsandsteel


Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Chad Marchees
Model T (and A) Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020

For those of you wanting to do something different, please join us at the Model T Ford Snowmobile (Also Model A's) in Forestport, NY (North of Utica, NY) this weekend, February 1st, 2020

The...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-30-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Chad Marchees
Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020

For those of you wanting to do something different, please join us at the Model T Ford Snowmobile in Forestport, NY (North of Utica, NY) this weekend, February 1st, 2020

The Trackside Blazes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: ARP head studs

Weird, I have a saved electronic copy of a 2017 catalog with it in it, and I have been looking at it online in their 2020 catalog for at least the last 2 weeks now. I saw it and pointed it out to a...
Forum: Model-T 01-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 891
Posted By Chad Marchees
Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available

I had some flanges made up for the exhaust and intake ports for the Frontenac head to make manifolds with.
Both flanges are the same except for the inner diameter.

These are laser cut 3/8" mild...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-22-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: stop lights

Unfortunately, it seems that once John Regan sold the Fun Projects business, Birdhaven can not keep up with production needs. I "think" it is partly due to them having full time jobs.

Unless you...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-22-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: stop lights

I can't help you with turn signals, But I have put dual brake lights as well as a third high mount brake light on my pickup. My lamps are originals that I converted to dual wire filament sockets for...
Forum: Model-T 12-21-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Chad Marchees
WTB: Overhead valve head

Looking to see if someone has an overhead valve Model T head and rockers they want to part with. Not looking to spend a fortune, and I don't expect a bolt on and run head because of that.

So what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Problem solved. Don and Joe at Snyder's took the time to look at my pics and talk to me about it. They sent me two new tie rod ends. My original shipment of ends were made / machined wrong in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Yes I have. It fits fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Hello all. To answer a few above questions.


The new balls are sized at .990" as measured with digital calipers. They might be 1" if I broke out the micrometer...but I didn't.


Yes, the ball...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

OK, I cleaned the new and old tie rod and internals and and got to measuring.


Spring height

Original .960" new 1.0"


Depth from end of tie rod to machined spring seat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Yeah, I had that thought too. Especially because the old cup and spring in the new housing produced the same result.

I don't know if I'll get to play with it today, But thinking I am going to take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Burner31, all the parts are brand new...no old parts left in place. And as stated above, zerk is clear on the inside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Im going to pull the steering arm off and work on it that way as Larry said. I will also reclean the parts and measure them, maybe the silver cups as Jeff said are a little thicker?


Taking off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

OK, I have no idea WTF I am doing wrong. And I am not a novice wrench turner by any means. I took an original spring and cup, inserted it into the new tie rod body and still couldn't get it to go on....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Everything looks the same, except that the spring is REALLY stiff.


I can stick a socket in the end and compress it with the bench vice and it will move back far enough to allow to slip on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Everything is brand new, including the balls. There are no worn parts because it's all new.

Click the pics to enlarge.

Below is the spring and cup next to the tie rod.

Then the spring and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By Chad Marchees
Help! Tie rod end install

Hi All,



For my '31 front end, I bought brand new tie rod ends and internals from Snyders, I have the parts in the correct order (spring, cup, then inserted into the tie rod body). How the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-26-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By Chad Marchees
Re: Model T hotrod

I fly on both sides of the fence, but if this is a stock car in good shape, I agree, don't wreck it. To many are lost to rodding them. Now if you have a bucket of parts, in my eyes that's another...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By Chad Marchees
Rewooding '24 = Frustration

Maybe someone has more experience here than I do.


I am trying to rewood a 1924 front half of a touring body. Has anyone done any rewooding not using a kit?


I have a set of brand new sills...
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