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by Scott_Conger
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Perspective: : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance 1,339,000,000 people in India. Thats BILLION 1,269,000 square mile country 1251 Coronavirus cases. 32 deaths due to the virus Average Annual deaths due to Malaria: 205,000 Country locked down for 21 days Crops ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: A Complicated Man

I know. I tried to make it as hard a choice as possible. :roll:
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: A Complicated Man

Everyone of us is but one or two generations removed from some ancestors' vile, (by today's standards), acts or beliefs. Each one of us will be viewed by our grand or great-grandchildren as having obviously ignored, overlooked, denigrated or abused someone or something or missed an opportinity to "f...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: installing new valves, finally

A valve guide reamer is $61
A valve is $8
Measure the hole and buy a valve that matches that size
Done
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Metric vs. Imperial
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Hard to believe

Perhaps that was used as a sound-effect in "The Grapes of Wrath" movie.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Emergency Brakes

Brake levers at rear wheels should be pretty much laying backward a little when hand brake lever is all the way forward. If little to no wear anywhere, the brake levers should be approaching verticle when hand brake is verticle, and you have "neutral" and so forth. If the clevis' are so slack, then ...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

There may be more Sibley/Freuhauf's now than originally...or not...who knows?


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by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Wayne, your last sentence sums it up pretty darn well.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

That little '15-16 Form-a-truck got around! Originally published in Motor Age, July 8, 1917 and reprinted in the Old Motor April 30, 2015:
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 456

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Steve Jelf has or had a '24 non-starter TT. Hopefully he'll chime in soon with some answers re: bell crank etc.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

Per below, the HF lists it as an '11 already fitted with the Form-a-Truck kit before being married to the trailer, and that due to demand, this eventually became the Freuhauf Brand. As linked by Rich, the Museum lists an entirely different year, likely being the year of the truck's addition of the t...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 456

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Clear side view. It's the "L" shaped metal on the firewall which, through pivoting, changes a 45 degree pull at the dash, to a vertical pull in the engine compartment as well as slightly increasing the choke lever lifting movement relative to the "pull" movement Someone will have a very rusty firewa...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 115
Views: 5974

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert, part of your self-description to "do it right" included valve seats. All of that takes a machine shop of course. Trust me a Neway cutter and new valves is a very good step in the right direction and is short of a major rebuild, (compared to lapping), "doing it right". A very credible job can...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 115
Views: 5974

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

- New valves are not all that expensive...buy 8 - take the new valves to a good shop and have them kiss them incase one or more has shipping damage (they only come in a little paper sleeve) a cheap can of clover valve grinding paste is one of the most expensive things you can buy for your car. I lea...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: Coil ring sealant

JB

contrats on the 50 years, and by the way...you're welcome. ;)
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: Coil ring sealant

James

are you single?

or just trying to be?

:lol:
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Jerry and by scaling, one can even see what has to be a 2" or extremely similar pipe rising out of the sloped panel. It was visible in further distance shots, but with the photo blown up it is quite evident and easily estimated as to size. Childs construction paper trimmed and laid at that angle wit...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake manifold leak
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Intake manifold leak

#3 above can be augmented by a very slight schmeer of high-temp silicone sealant on the engine side of the copper gasket. I would guess somewhere near 10+% of all old T motors could benefit from this, though probably less than 1% actually get treated with it. Poor running seems to be almost a braggi...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

My county: over 6,900 square miles within it's boundarys. 4 people per square mile. One case. Businesses closed and friends going bankrupt. STUPIDITY. New York City: 302 square miles. 28,525 people per square mile. Tens of thousands ill. Remain home. Not so stupid. We are not a homogeneous people li...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

David

appears you're really passionate about the subject! :lol: :lol: :lol: (one for each post)
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 662

Re: Coil ring sealant

Marshall with due respect I'd say that if you want to do it ONCE and RIGHT, none of your plans would really meet that criteria for me. If the engine is all over the floor it isn't like some $$ are not going to be spent on this thing even if it is on a budget. And who right now is NOT on a budget? FW...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Headlight problems

there is no circuit from the burning bulb to the unlit one...isn't even getting there to go to ground...Like Dan said, it's grounded at the first bulb through the base.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

You may not need to, either. An awful lot of very early cars never saw the service necessary to wear out a transmission.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

The Russians and Chinese must be giving themselves a dope-slap thinking about all $$ they spent on all of the nukes they built to bring down the Free World. Who would have thought that a virus would have nations willingly give up their freedom, their wealth and security all while living in a state o...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Mike

I believe that you have solved your problem. Good for you.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Front Tire Wear

Neil, there is just no end to the benefits to aligning the front end correctly! :lol:
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Dan, glad you made that clear. I sure didn't and am sorry that I didn't. It makes complete sense as you control the finish, toughness and size that way, which is important in that you are supplying a "system" that would be incomplete otherwise. I hear nothing but good stuff about those things, and f...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

John gives good advice now for a little more advice: 1. have two people raise it the first time; lifting a tight windshield by only one corner, on an early car is a nearly guaranteed cracked glass 2. Always raise or lower the windshield from the CENTER once it is free enough to be manipulated 3. Nev...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Should pins with 1 1/2 thou be replaced - My opinion: From an engineering standpoint, the answer is "yes" If you're paying an enormouse amount of money to have it remanufactured, the answer is "yes" If you're doing it yourself, the answer is "it depends" I have had excellent success using pins like ...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Keith

that's a great photo and good of you to post.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

If you have opened the link I supplied, you have seen an original version of a very similar spring, doing the exact same thing (sitting on seat bottom and extending over the top edge of the body), on an early car. I think somewhere you stated that your spring cannot go lower and yet in the picture i...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Well, I cannot believe that I missed the note on the drawing AND Dick's pointing it out, but apparently my brain substituted "gas" for "dash. There was quite evidently some sort of tank with access through the firewall. It would be perfect for time trials or anything related to limited duration runn...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Henry, he and his family and all of our first responders will be in my prayers
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Law enforcement is in a terribly difficult position with this. The Constitution, under the Privileges and Immunities Clause, and Case Law is clear that they may not ask you "where you are going?", restrict your movement with regard to travel nor detain you unless for suspicion of a crime. You are NO...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

I'm with Jerry to your queston, no, the side view does not indicate that it was mounted vertically. It is a standard side view of the direct view, whose primary purpose is to indicating which direction the "pooch-out" goes in relation to the straight on view...meaning that the viewer looking at the ...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: 4th main

Les I would bet that it's fair to say that you invented the two piece shaft as an answer to excessive runout of tail shafts and based on other older posts from you, you had extremely small runout on your tail shafts when installing your ball bearing 4th main (even prior to the two piece transmission...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Dipping Bands

Mike SO glad to hear this follow-up from you. I was frankly shocked to hear the claim on Wearever bands and didn't intend to pursue it without seeing it with my own eyes. Thank you for clearing this up for the company as well as their customers. Kind of surprised they didn't jump in with this info t...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: 4th main

If you can get tail piece TIR to less than .001" or use a modern two piece transmission shaft it would probably be fine. Since you do not know the condition of the transmission, TIR of tail piece or if the transmission has a modern 2 piece transmission shaft (my assumption) I personally would not us...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Jim my '23 project is just like you suggest. However, that spring is vastly different than the early-type spring that Mike is dealing with. Take a closer look at his spring and see that it has far fewer coil rows than the later springs and is far taller than later springs, and if lifted off the seat...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds

I don't think you're paranoid at all. Those are very good questions for almost anyone reading this but me at this point. The cash I handle hasn't been touched by anyone for years and very little is needed right now What's a newspaper? I'd have to drive 35 miles to find a vending machine, and then I'...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

looking harder at it, I think you simply need to drop the spring assembly down to sit on or nearly sit on the bottom seat frame (like Allan said now that I reread his post) and then everything will look fine when stuffed. Don't over stuff the bottom portion, though. The bottom seat cushion needs to ...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 202

You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds

I posted this on another topic where this related. I feel that it deserves its own thread and while I believe it is of importance and use to members, it would surely be taken down if put in general discussion heading if placed there: I am going to make a suggestion to everyone: get "Informed Deliver...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus - You need "Informed Delivery"

I am going to make a suggestion to everyone: get "Informed Delivery" from the Post Office. You will register YOUR address and email account with them and every day you will receive an email with a PICTURE of all of your mail. You will also receive notification of delivery of any packages. ANYONE can...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Well, I like to do things right...whatever right is :? I know that Marshall and others came up with the definition of "right" for cam lobes vs cam gear "o" mark SOMEWHERE and I wanted to find it's source. Enter the trusty Dyke's Manual. Very clearly under the section of valve timeing and cam rotatio...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 4th main for core
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: FS- 4th main for core

Back up to the top
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Used U Joint
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: FS - Used U Joint

Back up to the top
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

There is but one reference in the entire Ford Manual related to actually installing the large gear onto the cam shaft, and the reader is sent to this instruction a couple of times in the course of normal work regarding gear mesh, gear wear, cam straightness and cam bearing wear and gear installation...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

I think I get what you're saying but will not go further as while this sounds "on topic" for the OP it is not and can lead to much confusion for him and everyone else.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Model t handbrake

"Shorten"
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

There could actually be two timing marks on the cam gear 180 apart and either one would work.
If all other things are equal, you might want to rethink that.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Marshall you are still asking the correct way to do something that cannot be done wrong (so long as the timing dots/marks on cam and timing gear mesh). If you had to walk around your house from the front door, is turning right or left the correct way to navigate around your house? It simply does not...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Front Tire Wear

Personally, I'd swap front for rear and drive 'em for as long as they last. I would not replace that tire. Unless you drove in the rain all the time...and maybe not even then. It really isn't much less adhesive to the road than a tire with tread, and the only time I ever slid was in Largo, FL when c...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Steve, you are absolutely right about that! Excellent point and advice.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Dipping Bands

Or at least come with an obvious warning that further work was needed and priced accordingly...which admittedly is a less than ideal product for the average guy or gal. Personally, my next set of bands will be done with the Dykes/Kohnke method and will need to be both shortened AND dipped/sealed so ...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The run on the Bank Syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: The run on the Bank Syndrome

Dick trading has shut down automatically several times already. That would be a closure. I think what you expected to happen in fact happened. Stocks trade based on their earnings and expected growth. The more potential for growth, the higher buyers are willing to drive the P/E ratio withoug getting...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Gear goes on either way. The gears certainly don't care. Put the front cover on and stop worrying about "0" or "180 out". Set cam manufacturer's clearance for valve lash with pushrod on the heel of the cam. Crank engine over to #1 compression and 12-15 degrees ATDC and set the timer. Be done with it...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Front Tire Wear

Was this causing the wear? Didn't help, that's for sure How loose are your kingpins in the axle and how loose are the spindle bushings on the kingpins? The top axle hole should be a very close fit to the kingpin and the bottom axle threads should be "no shake" when the castle nut (lock nut) is slac...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A tour of an old machine shop-Video
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: A tour of an old machine shop-Video

Herb thanks for posting If it has a leather belt and goes clickclickclick when running, it's my passion. For me, this was a very disheartening video knowing that this will all be broken up and the building likely leveled. The roof appeared to be in great shape and machinery preserved in place. So sa...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1918 Model T Ford Coupelet Body Brass Era
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: 1918 Model T Ford Coupelet Body Brass Era

That body has been brought up for sale regularly, for years, for pretty much the same price. It's future is still that of it's past: unsold. I can't speculate on what it's worth, but am certain that whatever it was really worth 2 months ago, it's worth less than that today and will be worth even les...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Wayne, your search for the $$ tap made me chuckle. They say money cannot buy you happiness, but I have found that it does a fine job of financing the illusion. The lack of money is frequently my inspiration to look harder in dark corners for stuff I know I have but cannot find. We are kindred spirit...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Aaron if there are that many adults in the house, it isn't the child who is at fault when they're all over you. I wish you luck in educating the adults around you. I on the other hand have an invincible father approaching 90. His idea of social distancing is to drive further to visit friends. You're...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

.625 is the correct tap drill. You're holding the parts, not me, so I of course cannot be sure, but I'd sure suspect that you're dealing with a minor bur on the thread and little else. Taps are taps. Larger drill or smaller drill simply leaves lesser % or greater % of thread engagement. At .625, the...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2925

Re: The frustration of incompetence

doing a compression test dry, then squirting oil into each cylinder will indicate whether or not the rings are perfect. It will not indicate relative wear, discern between worn or broken rings, nor account for the cumulative effect of several or many faults that an engine may have. a vacuum gauge an...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Used U Joint
Replies: 1
Views: 161

FS - Used U Joint

Has some wear. Is not new, but if you're on a budget, this might work for you. Would outlast me for sure and would probably outlast you and maybe your kids. $35 plus postage. I will box up and when I go to town next week and find out what shipping will be and post that info then in the meantime, her...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - New Stromberg OF parts
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: FS - New Stromberg OF parts

Stan, your guy is funny and very sad at the same time. Your snow tomorrow is going to be our snow on Monday. Flannel-sleeve weather today. Gorgeous.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 4th main for core
Replies: 1
Views: 193

FS- 4th main for core

$17 plus postage.

It is what it is. It of course will need cleaning and rebabbiting.

I will be going to town next week to find out shipping cost and will have that cost then.
4th main back.gif
4th main front.gif
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - New Stromberg OF parts
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: FS - New Stromberg OF parts

Thank you Tim

Coincedentally, I opened YOUR package this AM and am just as pleased with my side of the transaction as you are. Many thanks to you, too.

and Hank, thanks, too.

Always high praise when it comes from capable folks as you all.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tim and I must have opened our boxes at the same time...
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Tim and I must have opened our boxes at the same time...

I had a backlog of boxes to open and wanted to make a shout out to Tim Morsher for a great trade. I traded a part and some $$$ for some NOS parts he had listed. I've never had a bad dealing with Tim and have always recieved quality product packed very well. His wife, Connie works hard at it. I recen...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - New Stromberg OF parts
Replies: 8
Views: 365

FS - New Stromberg OF parts

A funny thing happened with these parts...I made a few for my own use. Made a couple extra and offered a few for sale, and got more response than I had parts. So I made more parts. And after a couple initial sales, the checks stopped. People stopped responding to emails. ZERO ZILCH NADA. I still hav...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JOHN DEERE Fixing Clincher Tire
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: JOHN DEERE Fixing Clincher Tire

Steve

those look like Universals. I like them on early cars as they do not look as "hunky" as the Ex-Size tires that everyone else makes. They look terrific on a car and ride very nicely.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Adam I was wondering the same thing in thinking that moving the split washer to the backside, it would look pretty normal...and If the rear axle is really bent to the extent that it has been explained, I would have thought that putting in the outer axle bearings would have been quite a wrestling mat...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight assembly question
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Headlight assembly question

Excellent news!
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Signs of Spring

First Flicker of the year drummed on my roof this early AM. Thus starts the daily shoo-ing away of flickers from my cabin. Brother, they can do some REAL damage. :(
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Leo

it won't, because everyone knows MMO works for what you use it on, and gasket goop is just a preference

:lol:
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t tire rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1502

Re: model t tire rims

Carson

I see on another thread that you are driving your car and giving lessons...good for you!

how did your tire rim issue end up?
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight assembly question
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Headlight assembly question

Longer slots toward bulb (and tab offset toward bulb) You appear to have it correctly aligned with your 3 parts. Be sure to check the screw for a cotterpin hole. Some don't come that way or at least didn't, so if necessary, drill the screw first, and cotterpin it after focusing...the repro screws un...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another ‘What Is It’
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Another ‘What Is It’

https://books.google.com/books?id=WfEyAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA19&lpg=RA1-PA19&dq=arnold+autoport&source=bl&ots=vxPeOikkEw&sig=ACfU3U307pjyG5k8VWlLHZ4X1Fihywd7cg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj9romi56noAhWAGTQIHZLzAaMQ6AEwAXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=arnold%20autoport&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=dboyAQAAMA...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: body wood for '27
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: body wood for '27

the interior panel is essentially a fiber or stiff card-board panel the tack panel is wood. perhaps this will help: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/332662.html?1357364469 Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:41 am: and here: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/298544.html?1342070005 S...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2925

Re: The frustration of incompetence

George

that was a nice shout out to Nick...a very nice guy
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Model T ammeters

Frank

I love it!
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2925

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Well we know you likely have: broken rings or worn rings or bad valves or worn guides or timer roller out 180 degrees or weak valve springs or wrong valve lash or sealant on the head gasket is keeping it from sealing And we also know: that it would be a good idea to do a leak down test and that it w...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K-W catalog
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: K-W catalog

Tim

why buy the book when you can read it on-line?? :lol:

that's pretty cool... ;)
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912/1913 Model T touring for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 4851

Re: 1912/1913 Model T touring for sale

You know, the guy puts his address and phone # in his in his Biography, the business can easily be found on-line and exists with the same phone # as his bio...it's either legit or it's a scam. How hard is it to simply call, or is it more fun to question this on-line, and not really accomplish anythi...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 636

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

You're welcome Harold

funny what we can learn on this forum, huh?
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Transmission end play

Well, now that makes me feel a little silly...you're right. I never even thought about it that way quite frankly. Thanks for the tip!
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 636

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Harold those cone shaped fittings have a curved frustrum and are not typical cones. They were used on model A's (that much I know) and do require a special adapter tip to charge the volume of grease. Said adapter is pictured here: https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_a/model-a-ford-grease-gun-fi...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission end play
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Transmission end play

Take the spring, then pressure plate off. Remove clutch plates, remove square-head bolt (side of clutch drum) and pull clutch disc drum off (it should be very tight and require a special puller) and you'll find 3 thrust washers. The thickness (wear) of those washers, PLUS the clearance between them ...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Model T ammeters

Frank

I wonder if that came in a nice velvet box and a bag with a rope handle? :D
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Bob I do, and frankly it was far more serious than late-night comedians would have you believe. My wife worked for the 2nd largest insurer in the world then, as an administrative assistant. Due to programmer shortage for COBOL, in late 1996, her company gave "aptitude tests" to all employees who wan...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.

My wife and I left work lives behind at an earlier age than normal, and moved to where we are, because of anticipation of "something like this". I must say, I never really actually expected the "something like this" to actually manifest itself at all, much less like it has. We simply felt we were be...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Model T ammeters

My Dad's '19 has a Liberty meter, marked "Ford" with a nickle bezel similar to the one on Jims display. The charge/discharge sides are reverse of any other meter (no, it's not the wiring...it's the printing on the dial) and for the life of me it always gets my attention when I drive it as the needle...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Actually I'm pretty sure that was Lincoln...

:lol:
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2925

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Dave Hanlon somehow I missed your post the first time...if I had seen it I would not have repeated your advice. Once is enough, and it is good advice. Steve looking back on another thread it looks like I spy you using a Neway cutter prior to Clover compound. Lapping is not necessary and may even be ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alemite Grease Gun
Replies: 19
Views: 636

Re: Alemite Grease Gun

Harold

if you study the Alemite fittings and hose/tube ends, you will see that the gun/hose twists onto the fitting and is tightly retained by the pips on the fitting on the vehicle. There is no third hand necessary.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2925

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve at TDC compression, do a leak down test and listen to intake, exhaust, crankcase, for sounds of air escaping. One test each for all 4 cylinders. You will find the source of non-sealing pretty quickly with no guessing. Have the car in gear, wheels chocked, throttle open, and don't use too much ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2925

Re: The frustration of incompetence

You know, in the 1830's Joseph Whitworth created the three plate method to create a perfectly flat surface plate from nothing, by lapping them to each other... In the 1910's mechanics invented the "lower the seat hopelessly into the block using a single valve" lapping method. I've always been a fan ...