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by fbergski
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: transmission rebuild: assymbly grease vs oil

In my teen years I worked at a auto transmission rebuilding shop and we'd use grease on seals and transmission oil on bushings/clutch plates. We'd build up an inventory of transmissions so some would sit for a few months before use, never an issue.
by fbergski
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Working on other issues at the moment, I'll just drive the car on battery for now. Thx.
by fbergski
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

I don't have access to an HCCT, I do have a ECCT that i've with used with great success. Haven't had time yet to do a 1156 bulb test. Ron I sent you an email earlier this week, check your email that you sent me. Took the car out for quick trip and the car runs ok on mag but at speeds of 30mph or hig...
by fbergski
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Did a real quick unloaded voltage drop measurement, with the car running on magneto I get a 5vac drop in voltage at a brisk idle (15v vs 20v). I don't have a AC ammeter to check current.
by fbergski
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

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Bulleted numbers on chart line are RPM values.
by fbergski
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Answers to you inquires: 1. Timer - Anderson, new at the time. 2. air gap if I remember correctly between .025/.030" 3. Car was running off 12v while I performed the test, my magneto voltage results are no load at speed indicated. 4. Coil adjustment done on EECT, all coils are the same manufacture (...
by fbergski
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Test was without a load, yes coils set per ECCT.
by fbergski
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1344

Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

My refreshed 11 t (rebuilt mag and rechaged magnets) hasn't run as well as I think it should. So I've been running on a 12V battery and performance is excellent. This morning I took the car out and had my wife jot down mag voltage at different speeds running on 12V. Here's the result: MPH Output RPM...
by fbergski
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: Tight engine after it runs

I freshened up my 11's engine this spring. It was so tight after assembly I had to use a pry bar to turn it over fully assembled with out bands (Don't worry the forth main was in perfect alignment). I used the pry bar and just kept turning it over until gradually it loosened up enough to start it. I...
by fbergski
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Repro Heinze Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Repro Heinze Coil Box

Shipped to TX
by fbergski
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Repro Heinze Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Repro Heinze Coil Box

Got the money and I shipped the coil box today via USPS Priority mail, tracking # 9505 5066 1031 0168 3505 81
by fbergski
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

I gave my pedal supports to one of our manual machinist and told him I need a 45 chamfer that left the o-ring .010 above the mating surface. Pure model t guess, .020 might be better who knows.
by fbergski
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Repro Heinze Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Repro Heinze Coil Box

PM sent to Wayne, thx
by fbergski
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Repro Heinze Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Repro Heinze Coil Box

Up for sale is a repro coil box that came with my 11 touring, I've replaced it and no longer need it. I believe it will fit Heinze coils, grandpa had regular Ford coils with spacers in it. No hardware comes with it. Asking $60.00 plus shipping

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by fbergski
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

Philip don't be too discouraged with a less-than-adequate result using o-rings. If o-ring design criteria really was "chamfer the ID some, and then schmoosh them tight" like is often suggested (and some have success with), then the Parker O-ring design handbook would not be 292 pages long, it would...
by fbergski
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1478

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

I did the o-ring thing to the hogshead on my 11 touring. Both on the shafts and clutch shafts (from the inside). I'm glad to report they still weep oil. A proper lip seal is a better alternative. I rebushed and used new shafts and supports. Somewhat frustrated after all the work I did.
by fbergski
Wed May 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Band Install - Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Wood Band Install - Issue

Which style bands are you using? You might to have to take a couple of steps back. First from what I have read, cutting the shaft for the low band is not a good idea in the aluminum hogs head, it has to do with the shaft giving better support. My OP: If you are using quick change bands, there might...
by fbergski
Wed May 20, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Band Install - Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Wood Band Install - Issue

Tonight, I finally installed the pan and hogshead on my freshened up 11 engine. Pan went on with no issues, 4th main slides in perfectly. Next came the rebuilt hogs head. New wood bands on the drum, held together with plastic zip ties. Hogshead goes on pretty easily, let gasket sealer set up. Then I...
by fbergski
Sat May 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new I timer
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: The new I timer

I have one on my 16 coupelet, no issues to report.
by fbergski
Mon May 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Death Valley

yes, they do have rules about group size. I think four vehicles and 12 people is the max. I would have to look at the rule specifically but I think that is the number of people who can camp together in one spot in the back country not the number of cars that look the same that are allowed to drive ...
by fbergski
Mon May 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead

I tried the Permatex soaked felt on my 16 a few years ago and failed miserably. Then I followed Royce Peterson's advice and put a 1/4" bead of black Permatex on the block where it meets the hogshead instead of using the felt, worked perfect.
by fbergski
Mon May 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Death Valley

The last weekend in March is when I normally visit Death Valley. I stay at Panamint Springs resort and ride into DV on my motorcycle, the weather can be hit or miss even in March. This year the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 scare. Just remember if we gather at Death Valley in a large group...
by fbergski
Sun May 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Death Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Death Valley

- Hello Linus, When you are serious about a Model T tour to Death Valley, my dad and I definitely want to join you. If you would like some help I will volunteer and also recruit other Ts to go. Lets do it. Cheers, Steven Chase PS; You are welcome to join us Post Pandemic Pioneers and 11 other Ts (p...
by fbergski
Thu May 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Clutch Slip Ring - Newer Drive Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Early Clutch Slip Ring - Newer Drive Plate

Unknown to me newer clutch drive plates do not have the keyway cut into them as the early clutch drive plates have. I had to use a newer drive plate for my 11 trans rebuild, the clutch slip ring has a slot for a keyway. The question is can I still use it or get a later slip ring?

Thx
by fbergski
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Anderson Timer Manufacturer

BE_ZERO_BE wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:51 am
Tip Top Timers
Spokane, WA
1-509-220-0892
Thank you
by fbergski
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Anderson Timer Manufacturer

Looking to have a couple of Anderson timers re-timed due to me bending the tabs, anybody have contact information?

Thx
by fbergski
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 11 & up
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 11 & up

Please send a picture to my email, thx
by fbergski
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 11 & up
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 11 & up

Should be round holes with no countersink.
by fbergski
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 11 & up
Replies: 9
Views: 818

WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 11 & up

Still looking for a driver side firewall bracket for my 11. PM if you have one for sale.

Thx
by fbergski
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 4259

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Here's me at three or so years old trying to steal my uncle's go-kart, my Grandfather's coupelet is behind me.

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by fbergski
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

I experienced poor results using the field coil to recharge my magnets, instead I found a dedicated magnet charger through my club. Using a 12v lawn tractor battery I've recharged all of them individually then checking to see if they can lift a cast iron piston, all passed.
by fbergski
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

I was not planning to take the flywheel apart but I had to re-magnetize the magnets, in doing so I found two cracked magnets. So I said if I have the flywheel apart I might as well replace the pins. Either they were replaced in the 50's when G'pa rebuilt the engine or they are original from 1911. To...
by fbergski
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

I removed the magnets from my 11's flywheel to check for cracks (found two bad ones) so I I'd like to replace the triple gear pins as they have about .001 to .0015 out of round condition. I found a set of new pins in my stash but I think they are factory size. They measure .686 at the 1/8" step and ...
by fbergski
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 3471

Re: Camping with a T

I do quite a bit of camping with a T and as long as there are no low bridges you can stack it to the rafters with stuff, of course the more you carry the more it slows you down. The more you go camping the more you realize that you don't really need a whole lot of stuff also you come to realize tha...
by fbergski
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Early (5/8") Magnets
Replies: 1
Views: 329

WTB - Early (5/8") Magnets

Looking to procure four early magnets for my 11 touring. Please PM with price.

Thx
by fbergski
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Future meets the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: The Future meets the Past

I already made a prototype front switch plate for my Heinze coil box. I need to get the correct material for the production version.
by fbergski
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Future meets the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: The Future meets the Past

Creality Ender 3D Pro
by fbergski
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Future meets the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

The Future meets the Past

I'm stuck in two times, the past and the future. While I own two model t's I work in Aerospace making high tech components. So naturally I like to apply my knowledge to the past. Last year we bought a 3D plastic printer at work to try out, at first I was skeptical that we could find a use for it. Af...
by fbergski
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Sure I'll buy another crank as long as you want to sponsor me, not going to happen with my budget. When I picked it up the tech put it back in the mag machine and showed me the linear surface cracks, he said he found no radial cracks of any kind. I surmise they've been there for 107 years so why cha...
by fbergski
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Here are the results from the mag particle test on my 1911 crankshaft. No radial indications, linear indications show up on some of the journals. Should I be concerned? or are these surface cracks that can be polished.

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by fbergski
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 12 & up
Replies: 1
Views: 237

WTB - Drivers Side Firewall Bracket - 12 & up

Looking for one drivers side firewall bracket for my t. PM if you have one to sell.

Thanks
by fbergski
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Transmission Clutch/Brake Drum to Early Transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 509

26/27 Transmission Clutch/Brake Drum to Early Transmission

In the process of repairing the transmission out of my 11 touring, the original clutch/brake drum has worn lugs and I don't feel good about filing them. I do have a very nice 26/27 drum that I want to use instead. I know that I have to turn the wider drum down and use different clutch discs. What el...
by fbergski
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas 2019 Light Tour - Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Christmas 2019 Light Tour - Failure

Transmission failure, triple gears and driven gear broke due to metal fatigue.
by fbergski
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas 2019 Light Tour - Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Christmas 2019 Light Tour - Failure

I've started a family tradition by touring our town looking at Christmas lights for the past three years, this year Carl had a little trouble. I'm showing the aftermath, luckily it wasn't the crank that broke. Don't worry he'll be back on the road in a few months. 1370
by fbergski
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19361

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Good job with the Arduino, I like you play around with single board computers mainly Raspberry Pi's. I own the ECCT (full version) use an itimer on one my t's both excellent products. Tinkering on old cars and computers is a hobby for me.
by fbergski
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stirrup Type Door Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

Re: Stirrup Type Door Handles

I'll send you pictures by tomorrow.

Thx
by fbergski
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Had a chance over the holiday to snap some pictures of the Nebraska and Iowa plates our family has. All collected by my grandfather over the years. Don't know the history behind any of them.

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by fbergski
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stirrup Type Door Handles
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

Re: Stirrup Type Door Handles

I have set of stirrup handles but they are steel and the mounting plates are diamond shaped.
by fbergski
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 4185

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Nice find, by looking at one of your pictures is it fair to say that factory 1911 firewalls were painted black?
by fbergski
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 3870

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

Interesting information, my grandfather collected Nebraska plates and there are a couple of leather plates remaining from his collection. I took pictures of them a few years back, I'll have to dig them up. My 11 touring has three 27 Nebraska plates under the front seat spring.
by fbergski
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 3270

Re: Chattering Brakes

My coupelet's brake chatters also, was a little concerned but I've gotten over it. I'm running kevlar linings.
by fbergski
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil

I've switched to straight 30w Supertech, very affordable. Don't have too much to worry about in California, temps never dip very low. I tried 15w-40 Rotella but found it was hard to crank the t over so I switched to 30Wt.
by fbergski
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: APCO Tie Rod end lube
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: APCO Tie Rod end lube

My 11 touring that I got from my g'pa had APCO's already installed with grease fittings. Not sure if he did it (highly unlikely) but the front end is still tight after fifty years of service. I normally give a shot of grease every few months.
by fbergski
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for local T wisdom
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Looking for local T wisdom

Pull and inspect the timer, Is mixture set correctly when driving?
by fbergski
Mon May 27, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: which Oil

Rotella 30W works for me, JASO rated for motorcycles, non energy conserving.
by fbergski
Fri May 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 4893

Re: What timer do you use

My 11 has a roller and my 16 has a i-timer.
by fbergski
Fri May 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 2639

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

75w-90/140 in the diff, whatever I have on the shelf, engine get 30w Rotella, oilers get oil that's in my oil can (can be a mixture of different weights), Grease cups get Valvoline multipurpose wheel bearing grease (non disc brake).
by fbergski
Tue May 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn Diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Magneto Horn Diagram

Does anyone have diagram (breakdown) of a magneto horn? I believe there is suppose to be some paper gaskets but don't remember seeing them when I cleaned mine. My horn sounds pathetic.
by fbergski
Sat May 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New floorboards painting...help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2183

Re: New floorboards painting...help!

The floorboards in my 11 touring which I believe are original are not painted.
by fbergski
Wed May 01, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 14855

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Today was finally a sunny day in Ventura county CA, took the coupelet to our local cruise night, she ran flawlessly.
by fbergski
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 18698

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Drove Isabel to Cars & Coffee yesterday, spent most of my time explaining how oil lamps work!!

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by fbergski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 14290

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I bought the ECCT with all the bells and whistles, with two cars I thought it would be good investment. Both of my cars run great, one with a roller timer and the other with an itimer. I also verify my coils at different rpm ranges.
by fbergski
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 7007

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I took possession of my 16 coupelet July 2012 and titled it finally December 2018 but it's been in our family since 1953. My eleven touring I took ownership July 2016, it also has been in our family since 1953.
by fbergski
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos- Gregory South Dakota
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Old Photos- Gregory South Dakota

Gregory SD is not too far from where my 16 coupelet spent it's first 25 years, just over the border in Brocksburg NE. Makes me wonder if Mr. Fickweiler drove to Gregory on occasion.
by fbergski
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Beaudette Body Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Re: Early Beaudette Body Numbers

fbergski wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm
My 16 coupelet has a "B" serial number stamped in it but I don't remember what it is at the moment. Also the frame on the couplelet has a flag stamped on the rear cross member.
I stand corrected my coupelet does have a serial number under the seat but it's not a Beaudette number.
by fbergski
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Beaudette Body Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Re: Early Beaudette Body Numbers

My 16 coupelet has a "B" serial number stamped in it but I don't remember what it is at the moment. Also the frame on the couplelet has a flag stamped on the rear cross member.
by fbergski
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?
Replies: 18
Views: 2561

Re: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?

The Billings tour was on my agenda for this year but I guess my wife didn't get the memo. Instead I'm trailering my coupelet to Nebraska to show my extended family all the work I've done on it. I would love to cruise Yellowstone in my 11 touring though.
by fbergski
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help a T Novice Understand Greasing
Replies: 17
Views: 2753

Re: Help a T Novice Understand Greasing

You put oil in them not grease. You put grease in the cups with screw caps that force the grease into the mechanism. Cups with spring lids are for oil.
by fbergski
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 8345

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

My 1911 touring is named "Carl" and my 1916 Coupelet is named "Isabel". Both names are my grandparent's middle name respectively.
by fbergski
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Who do you use for general auto repair - post here
Replies: 15
Views: 2823

Re: FJ - Who do you use for general auto repair - post here

I do all my own work except for alignments, tires, turning rotors and smog checks. Went to trade school for automotive service technology but never went into the trade.
by fbergski
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11054

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Not much to report here but I took the coupelet out for a little spin this afternoon and she ran well, shifting is getting better the more I drive. Plan to attend Cars & Coffee next Saturday.
by fbergski
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Automobile Driving Museum - Henry's "T" Party - 1/26/19
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Automobile Driving Museum - Henry's "T" Party - 1/26/19

As of today I plan on taking my 11 touring to this event.