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by stephen stierman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC identification
Replies: 48
Views: 11539

Re: TC identification

Boys, Boys, be nice! When you take an old car down to the bare frame to restore it, you pretty much destroy any originality that it had, but honestly TC2911 had very little to save in the first place. The matching number plate and MOT tag were just a little provenance that I wanted to remain with th...
by stephen stierman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC identification
Replies: 48
Views: 11539

Re: TC identification

Ah, if these cars could only talk and tell us of their lineage. TC2911 still has its original number plate and an MOT sticker on the windshield and a slightly later Ohio inspection sticker tells me about when it came to the U.S. I know a couple of the previous owners, but of course know nothing of i...
by stephen stierman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?

Duncan, the deflectors are removed as they are in the way of the new seal.
by stephen stierman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?

Duncan, the Felpro seals that I have installed do not "lock" onto the top of the valve guide on a TC so likely do move around with the valve rather than wiping oil off, thus not preventing lubrication to the stem and guide. Now these as I recall were for small block Fords and perhaps other American ...
by stephen stierman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Radiator hose leaks
Replies: 48
Views: 11161

Re: TC Radiator hose leaks

Jeff, get a small wire wheel that you could stick on a drill and clean it out. As far as cleaning the water passages, I would take all the hoses off and stick a garden hose up top and flush till clear and that should give you sufficient pressure to clean this out. Don't worry about getting things we...
by stephen stierman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Radiator hose leaks
Replies: 48
Views: 11161

Re: TC Radiator hose leaks

Looks like the radiator and block need a serious flush. You might want to pull a hose off and see if you can flush all that out. Not to frighten, but look at the casting above that core plug you removed, that is not a crack is it?
by stephen stierman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?

As I recall, and it has been awhile since I installed those seals, they do not firmly slide over the top of the valve stem and stay there blocking out all oil, fumes and such, but from what I have seen they do stop a fair amount of oil from dripping down the stem and guide into the cylinder.
by stephen stierman
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?

Duncan, yes I have installed them about five years ago. I rather got tired of a blue cloud upon hot start up.
Steve
by stephen stierman
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?

Felpro part #70373, I believe this may be a standard Ford seal and are available from any parts source, probably not Moss. As far as Seafoam, not to dis Steve, but I am just not a believer and would not run it through my 70 year old engine. I am not sure what roll it is supposed to play in a TC engi...
by stephen stierman
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Does this mean I have a bad piston ring?

If the car runs well and doesn't use huge amounts of oil, I wouldn't worry about it, unless you drive it 10,000 miles a year. :) What you can do is install umbrella type valve seals on the valves which may keep some of the oil from running down the valve stems. This can be done without taking the he...
by stephen stierman
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Air Cleaner
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: TC Air Cleaner

It does not come apart, all crimped together! At the top where the louvers are located there is a 'steel wool' element that will trap rocks and large insects. You can clean it by dipping this top section in a pan of solvent and swilling it about, than reoiling with clean engine oil. There are a coup...
by stephen stierman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Differential housing
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: TC Differential housing

As long as nothing is leaking on the rear brakes, this is just cosmetic and an annoyance.
by stephen stierman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Differential housing
Replies: 22
Views: 6003

Re: TC Differential housing

Ian, keeping the oil from running out through the splines is quite easy but unfortunately you need to pull the axles out. Clean off all the gear lube from the inside of the splined hub where the axle enters it, degrease very well and fill this area with a couple of good thick coats of silicone seale...
by stephen stierman
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Starter Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Starter Finish

I have a owned a few of these old cars with engine parts; starters, generators and such that were unadulterated by rebuilders or previous owners and they seemed after years of use to a fairly dull satiny black. Certainly not full gloss but not flat. I would agree with Steve to be somewhere in betwee...
by stephen stierman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Bonnet (hood) re-install
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Bonnet (hood) re-install

As noted, two people. I have found it best at least on my car to have the front hinge support (bracket) installed on the radiator shell prior to installing the bonnet as the nuts are difficult to tighten up since there is not much space between the shell and the radiator, particularly with the bonne...
by stephen stierman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Cooling System & Head Gasket
Replies: 15
Views: 3343

Re: Cooling System & Head Gasket

I don't entrust my cars to anyone but me working on them for obvious reasons. Take one thing at a time..... If the car has not been overheating it doesn't matter if some red paint got on the thermostat. It is likely working ok and I would fill the thing up with water and drive it a bit to determine ...
by stephen stierman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front scuttle capping
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Re: Front scuttle capping

It is difficult to see what the deficit is up there without the door as a reference against the body. Is it that the area directly below the scuttle seam is slightly pushed in allowing a gap between the top of the door when closed and the body?
by stephen stierman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Front scuttle capping
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Re: Front scuttle capping

Ian can you post some photos showing the deficit?
by stephen stierman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC Radiator hose leaks
Replies: 48
Views: 11161

Re: TC Radiator hose leaks

I am suspicious as others are that it is not the hose but the housing. Those old alloy items often corrode badly around the joints. I had to build the flange up on mine with JB Weld.
by stephen stierman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley Oil Seal Replacement.
Replies: 22
Views: 6351

Re: Crankshaft Pulley Oil Seal Replacement.

Yes, interesting. Now what constitutes the difference between a weep and a leak? Could it be the number of droplets contained in the puddle in question? I think I have some things that weep, but than the rear main could constitute a leak, but it only leaks or weeps when the engine is shut down. Coul...