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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: What color were OEM engine blocks in 1957?

oldave: thanks, good to know. It's a very nice car throughout. Chevy orange, who knew?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By oldmotorsguy
What color were OEM engine blocks in 1957?

I am considering buying a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, and noticed that the engine block, while great looking, was painted Chevy orange.

This doesn't seem right to me. What color were 312 cubic inch...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-16-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By oldmotorsguy
How do you test a magneto coil ring?

I've got a newly re-done magneto coil ring, ready to install on my 1919 Ford Model T touring engine.

I also have my poorly performing old magneto coil ring.

Both are on my bench now; what is...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-07-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Wood front wheel fellows on a 1919 Ford?

I noticed a 1919 Ford Model T on eBay that disclosed his car had wood fellows on his front wheels, while the back wheels had demountable rims.

I, too, have a 1919 Ford Touring I just bought, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,177
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Roadster Seat Upholstery Questions

Seat spring compressor: I use 2x4 boards that are approx 1 foot longer than the seat spring length. Two on the top, two underneath the work table (a piece of plywood on top of some saw horses), seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,292
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Transporting a 1931 Deluxe roadster

Most of these are solid suggestions.

I will likely build a plywood wind block on my trailer framed by 2X4's, leave the top down, secure it from flapping in the wind with bungee cords, remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,292
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Transporting a 1931 Deluxe roadster

I am planning on transporting a newly refurbished 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe roadster from Chicago to Pittsburgh....on an open trailer.

I will wait for the first nice day towards the end of April,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Speedo drive gear on driveshaft spins freely...

Katy: don't know what kind of 4-speed tranny. Reverse is all right and down, then the other 4 are standard: 1st is left and up, 2nd is left and down, 3rd is slightly right and up, 4th is slightly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Speedo drive gear on driveshaft spins freely...

Doh! You are right. It does not spin on the shaft, but does move from center to the rear of the housing hole easily with my finger. The spin was imagined by me due to grease and no light. Sorry....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Speedo drive gear on driveshaft spins freely...

I am in the process of fixing a non-operational speedometer on a 1929 Model A Sedan. Everything looks good, with the exception of the speedo cable, which had the square end of the cable pretty much...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-28-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: magneto ? when looking

If for whatever reason your magneto needs work, it can be charged with the engine in place in the car, but at best you will get it up to maybe 75% of full charge. To effect any repairs to the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-28-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,818
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Well I never knew I wanted one.........

Agree with the above guys who say this car, from the photos, looks over priced. A car in that condition that is running OK, perhaps $4000. Tops.

Not running, $3000. Tops. It appears to need...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-28-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: 1915 Ford Model TT? Or something else....

Went out and saw this TT: it appeared to be a genuine Ford TT, with Ruxstell rear end, 125" wheel base, larger rear wheels, hubs, axle, short running boards, the whole deal. The Illinois title says...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-26-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By oldmotorsguy
1915 Ford Model TT? Or something else....

I am preparing to go out and help somebody get what they insist is a 1915 Ford Model TT truck running. I am under the impression that the first TT trucks commercially available were 1917, or am I...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-18-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,140
Posted By oldmotorsguy
What color code of blue was used in 1911 on Fords?

According to the info I dug out of "Model T Ford - The Car That Changed The World" by Bruce W. McCalley, all Fords were painted a very dark blue in 1911.

I am currently restoring a 1911 Ford Model...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Model T in pieces: how many hours will assembly take.

If you go by the 'time study' figures in the 'Ford Model T Manual' (Blue Book), assembly should take no more than 34 minutes.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-29-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,577
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Thinking of selling

39 is right. If that engine has truly been rebuilt, then the whole engine/tranny assembly is probably $2,500 all by itself. Then those wooden spoke wheels look fairly solid, $100 each easy. Rear...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-28-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,626
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Plastic body coils inferior?

I just purchased a 1924 Ford Model T Touring, and it runs reasonably well. I took the coils out and immediately noticed that the bodies of the coils are plastic, rather than the wood that I have...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-12-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

A party in PA just bought my 1917, and expects car to be ready in 4 weeks or so. Time is not on my side now. I'll probably just pop for the rebuilt unit advertised in Mac's for $224 plus core. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

Royce: do you mind walking me through recharging the magneto on my bench before I put it back together? I intend on ensuring that all the parts involved are good before I proceed, and would love to...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

Farmall: I may take you up on your offer, depending on how things look when I tear out the transmission (again). I will have the magnets and field coil on my bench today, and will see what I have.
...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

Red: I am measuring the voltage with an analog device that is perhaps 60 or 70 years old that I borrowed from a retired Motorola electrical engineer. He knows electricity like nobody else, but is...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

Red: I did indeed use new screws, but did not disassemble the transmission when setting the gap. I carefully removed the magnets when replacing the ring gear and put them back the way they were. Of...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-09-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

TModelman: good stuff. Quite a few batteries involved in this process, is there a short cut of some sort?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,859
Posted By oldmotorsguy
Re: Magneto doesn't work, what's the deal?

jboggess: I have always used the top oil petcock to fill up the oil level, and have never had any magneto issues. Just for grins, I will open the lower petcock and let the oil drain to that level,...
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