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by thom
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 71
Views: 2590

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

I like the simplicity, styling, especially touring cars, the sounds, including buzzing coils, can't understand installing distributors, the nostalgia others feel when they see them, pretty much everything. Except flat tires on cars with non-demountable wheels. I love driving ours, more than our Mode...
by thom
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Touring car

The car in photo # 2 could be our car except our right rear tire is not low. :lol:
by thom
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

I went back, uncovered the car and checked it out then talked to the owner. There are more parts missing than I first realized. Besides the fenders there is no, steering column, radiator, radiator shell, gas tank, deck lid, bumpers, or windshield frame. The quarter panels have been very poorly patch...
by thom
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Lang's Catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: New Lang's Catalog

I haven't gotten mine yet. I've ordered several things from Lang's, my only T parts supplier, since 2016, so I hope I'm on the list. I plan to order a few things for our '21 Touring soon and maybe some stuff, maybe a lot of stuff, for the '26 or '27 Roadster/Runabout I just found.
by thom
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

I got a call today from my friend that found the car and took me to see it. The owner was not present, but we had his permission to check it out when I took the pics. The finder called to give me the owners phone number and to tell me that the owner had told him that he (the seller) planned to price...
by thom
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing alternator
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: Installing alternator

Tim Rogers wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:00 am
I swear to God- if vendors had a "bolt on" Ginsu knife set for the Model T people would buy it and champion it's greatness...


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Amen. :(
by thom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

Still waiting on a price. :roll:
by thom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

The car went to a new home in VA. Is the new owner on here?
by thom
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 29
Views: 1646

Re: New Langs catalog came today

I'll be watching for mine! :D
by thom
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

Thom, I noticed you are from western NC, I live 30 min west of Winston Salem and have a complete set of front fenders, rear fenders, splash aprons and running boards for a 26 roadster. Fenders are in decent shape/ solid and would be good for a driver. Let me know if you are interested in them if yo...
by thom
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

Allan wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:05 pm
That A Model is worth a good few bucks also!

Allan from down under.
What A Model we talking about Allan? You seeing something in my pics I didn't see? :?: :shock:
by thom
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

I fixed this to actually show pics. :D
by thom
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

26 or 27 roadster I found today

I'm waiting for the owner to let me know the price. It appears to be complete, minus fenders and running boards. I didn't completely uncover it today but if we get close on the price I will go back and examine it or just load it up and bring it home. It does not have the Vaporizer carb on it. The en...
by thom
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 1166

Re: Dressing the period part

I've been wearing hats like the smiling gent in the second pic every day, for years. :D
by thom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3915

Re: What have you done with your T in January?

I installed a new battery today. Next is to get the generator fixed and fix the left rear wheel. Then to get the top installed.
by thom
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

Try to find a place where it is hidden. They look terrible on the dash or firewall. It's a shame to go drilling holes in an almost 100 year old car for one.
by thom
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 1132

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

Try to find a place where it is hidden. They look terrible on the dash or firewall.
by thom
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

I've got another job lined up now because of the T repair. A fellow that was interested in the T has a '26 Chevy Touring that he wants me to get running for him. He says someone else who obviously (according to the owner) didn't know what he was doing looked at it and diagnosed it as a non-fixable c...
by thom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

I haven't been able to log in here for a while, till today. I got the '27 running today, with the new plate for the vaporizer carb. It runs well and I drove it. It drives good too. :)
by thom
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1404

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

If you use one, please hide the thing. They are UGLY. I've seen many otherwise nice cars (and trucks) with their looks ruined by a battery cut-off switch.
by thom
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Model T Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: Electric Model T Conversion

The thought depresses me. :(
But then, I don't like any modifications.
I like 'em the way they came.
I can't believe I've left the waterpump on our '21 Touring for 5 years, and put a solenoid on it. Shame on me. :lol:
by thom
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1404

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I tried installing one on our '21 Touring but it was too tall and the floor board would not set back down in place. I might try a thinner piece under the battery.
by thom
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's a wonderful life...
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: It's a wonderful life...

Thanks for that Johnm. Very interesting! :D
by thom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So I ordered from Lang's
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: So I ordered from Lang's

I have bought T parts from Lang's since we got our T in 2016 and have had great service. I wish they sold Model A and Studebaker parts! :D
by thom
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

Got the sealant, just waiting for the plate.
by thom
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

Yeah, it had a jagged hole the size of a dime in the plate. I've tried to post a pic of the plate but that's another story. :? The hole could be the reason the car was parked in the early seventies. I don't think the owner knew much about repair & maintenance. I have another plate ordered from Lang'...
by thom
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: problems posting pics , contacting moderator
Replies: 15
Views: 668

problems posting pics , contacting moderator

I've been here since the old site, back in 2016. Now I cannot post pics and the "contact us" feature won't work for me to ask a moderator about it. Can I get some help, please? Thanks. :( Edit- I've learned a lot and been able to do a lot of things to our '21 Touring with help/advice form folks on h...
by thom
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Drill Bit Quality

One important thing to know about using a drill chuck is to tighten all 3 of the jaws and the drill bit won't spin in the chuck, it was years of frustration before I figured that out. Just my 2 cents worth. I agree. Simple as it seems to us adults, I remember when I was a young man, yeah it's been ...
by thom
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: Holley Vaporizer troubles

The owners/sellers want it fixed ASAP so I need to try the new plate first. They live in Florida and are staying here in NC until the estate is settled and I don't want the sell of the Model T to keep them longer than they want to stay. If it were mine I would ditch the vaporizer and install a carb ...
by thom
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Holley Vaporizer troubles

The otherwise nice '27 Coupe that I'm working on for a family having an estate sale has a d**m Holley vaporizer carb still on it. I've done everything else I can to get it to run and when I removed the carb I found the vaporizer plate behind it had a hole burned in it. I tried making one but it didn...
by thom
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

I have a few hours invested in the car so far. It has good compression now and good spark at the coils. I still haven't gotten it to run, except when spray starting fluid in the air intake. Unfortunately it still has the Holley vaporizer carb on it. :x
by thom
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

https://images.craigslist.org/01010_9X11AmCsNZx_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00I0I_6eBHteoSlh3_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00404_glB0AIt0VOi_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00D0D_7lZcoh5dLQg_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg Here's the pics I have. I saw th...
by thom
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

A friend called me a few days ago because he knows we have a T, a '21 Touring, and told be his family had one that they were going to sell. It has been in the family since 1960 and has been in a garage, up on blocks since probably the 70s. We went to check it out and found a very well preserved '27 ...
by thom
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Christmas village
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Model T Christmas village

The reason for the season!
by thom
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Christmas village
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Model T Christmas village

My wife and daughter decorated the house for Christmas, yes we still say Merry Christmas at my house, and my daughter created this little village for me. Two Ts and an Olds. :D

Thanks DM Deaton.
by thom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hands-on how to videos
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: hands-on how to videos

Yeah, it's not the dirt and grease gotten on hands during the work that grosses me out, it's the black crap under the nails and in the wrinkles/ ridges that has obviously been there and probably stays there. To each his own but no need to go 'round like Neanderthals. I guess I watch at least as many...
by thom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hands-on how to videos
Replies: 7
Views: 551

hands-on how to videos

Call it my pet peeve but when I watch how to videos I hate seeing hands with nasty fingernails that appear to have enough grease under them to pack a wheel bearing. I'm no candy-a** soft handed wimp and I do my own work on my Model T (and Model A), but my hands and nails don't look like the ones I s...
by thom
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Starting the Model T

I've seen people who try to "wind 'em up" round & round. Our '21 starts with just a gentle upward pull. It's so easy I bet my 10 year old grandson could do it. I might have him try next time he's at our house. He drove it when he was 9!
by thom
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Re: Starting the Model T

I use my left hand while holding the drivers side fender with my right. However, my left shoulder has gotten to the point that hand cranking is rather painful now. I'm glad our '21 Touring has electric start!
by thom
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 26
Views: 2241

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

If it's truly rescued it'll be a lot of work getting the red paint back off the wheels. :( And one should go ahead and have the complete interior reupholstered as it will never dry out. The coil box is also probably ruined. :shock: I believe he has done more damage with the pressure washer than the ...
by thom
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor

I think he needs to know not to jack up a T under the center of the rear end. I believe he jacked it up that way to put the stands under it. :(
by thom
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

Re: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?

If we drive it often I clean the New Day timer on our '21 Touring monthly. That often because the cam seal leaks a little bit and I haven't taken the time to replace it yet. Maybe this winter.
Or switch to a roller timer and not worry about it. :idea:
by thom
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T buckets
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: T buckets

Looks like a fatality waiting to happen. :shock:

I hope at least the nephew is an organ donor.
by thom
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2064

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

20 responses to your question and you didn't get scolded. I'm surprised. Water pumps tend to be a "heated" topic, almost like religion or politics, it seems, among T people. Our '21 Touring has a water pump on it that the previous owner had installed and I left it on. Personally, I don't think I wou...
by thom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wanting demountables for our '21 Touring
Replies: 1
Views: 227

wanting demountables for our '21 Touring

I would like to gather up a set of demounables for our '21 Touring. I thought this might be a good start. These are about an hour away, and they're cheap.https://images.craigslist.org/00505_iV62AauvYfE_0CI0lM_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00707_wYQsuMzYlH_0CI0lM_600x450.jpg https://image...
by thom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

TWrenn wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Priceless eh? Do I smell "scam"???
Like somebody rubbing two insurance policies together to start a fire?
Doesn't seem likely.
by thom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

I think one wheel on our T has been repaired at some time in the past with a screw in place of one of the rivets, like shown on the ModelTFordFix.com site. There is a swap meet coming up here on Oct 2-3 and I will look for some wheels (and other parts) for our '21 Touring. My problem with the wheels...
by thom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Careful with RTV
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Careful with RTV

I managed an auto parts store in the 80s that had a full automotive machine shop. We took in a newly rebuilt (non-T) engine that had been built elsewhere and failed after a very short time. My tech found that it had failed due to oil starvation because the oil pickup screen was filled completely wit...
by thom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: Who is this in this ad??

Hey, knowing Steve has a set on his car makes me want a set on mine that much more! ;)
by thom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: Who is this in this ad??

They couldn't have found a better model! :lol:
My hero!
by thom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

Good luck. I wish I had known a little more about wheels when I bought our '21 Touring. I would never have bought a T with non-demountable, wood felloe wheels. I thought the car was a good deal, and it would have been even better if not for the wood felloe wheels. A word to other potential T buyers....
by thom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2199

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

I would like to have a couple of the "keep the 18th amendment" stickers. I'd put one in he windshield of my Model T and Model A! :D
by thom
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1971

Re: Different....

If it had been the guy I thought, from Finland, here's a video of his home-built penny farthing bicycle.
https://youtu.be/OptGmDkEwJs
I have one with a 52" front wheel.
by thom
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1971

Re: Different....

The guy needs to stick to building killer bicycles. He has built a fantastic replica penny-farthing and a forkless bike that is amazing to see. :shock:
https://youtu.be/7qiR7E3dpjk
by thom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1940

Re: Shriner T's

thom wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 pm
They depress me, seeing the things done to Model Ts :(
Pardon me, I thought we were talking about those ridiculous Ts with altered wheelbases so they do wheelies, or the two front ends put together on the same chassis. Clown cars.
by thom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1940

Re: Shriner T's

They depress me, seeing the things done to Model Ts :(
by thom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T tool at the flea market
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

T tool at the flea market

I found this today.
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It won't work on our T though, because we have new one-piece valves without the little depressions to turn them with. For a buck I couldn't leave it behind though.
by thom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: one rear wheel,non de-mountable, wood felloe
Replies: 1
Views: 671

WANTED: one rear wheel,non de-mountable, wood felloe

I would like to buy 1(one), or 2 (two) rear wheel(s) for our '21 Touring. They are non-demountable, wood felloes with 30 x 3 1/2 tires. I need good, ready to use wheels please. Thanks.
by thom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old car fest
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Old car fest

CANCELED
by thom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 2740

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I will not/would not buy a Model T that had been changed to 12 volts. I also don't want a T that does not have the original 4 coil ignition system, no distributors for me. I like 'em the way Henry intended. My '21 has a water pump but I have the parts necessary to remove it eventually. :) Mine has w...
by thom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1826

Re: wobbly rear wheel

I thought that I had studied up on Model Ts enough to know what we wanted 3 years ago when we bought our '21 Touring for what I thought was a very good price. I wish I had known that wooden felloe wheels were the least desireable, most PITA ones to have. I knew I would rather have had de-mountables ...
by thom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1826

Re: wobbly rear wheel

I did not remove the wheel from the car, I removed the tire, replaced the tube and tire with the wheel on the car. I probably got too aggressive when remounting the tire and moved the rim to the inside of the felloes? I would love to be able to remove the tire and realign the rim with the rest of th...
by thom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1826

wobbly rear wheel

Our '21 Touring ran smoothly until I recently replaced the tube in the left rear tire. Now we have the shakes at any speed above about 10 MPH. The wheels are non-demountables. No spokes are loose that I can tell and the 30x3 1/2 tire appears to be seated properly on the rim. I am willing to build a ...
by thom
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 2052

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

My first thought was a loose spark plug or possibly two piece plug not screwed together tight enough. Then you have one of those d**m explosion whistles that I hate so much! :evil:
by thom
Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Happy Birthday

We drove ours to Walt's Chicken Shack and got some take-out then went to a local park to eat our supper. Nice evening ride and good meal. :D
I'd like to know how many serial numbers are between ours and the 5 millionth one. :!:
by thom
Wed May 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

Model Ts aren't supposed to have distributors.
by thom
Wed May 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Happy Birthday

Our '21 Touring will be 99 years old tomorrow, the 28th. I hope the weather will be nice so we can go for a drive. :D
by thom
Tue May 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 4427

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

Since I was in 4th grade, I have always wanted a Model T Ford as a daily car. They're just beautiful machines, what can say. Well, fast-forward 6 years and I am now on the fence between a Ford Model T going 45 mph and a Ford Model A going 65 mph. It's hard to choose between vintage qualities and re...
by thom
Sun May 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 8108

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

My wife and have ridden the '21 touring some, just waiting for the guy to call saying he's ready for me to bring it to get the top installed. :D
by thom
Fri May 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handy accessory
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: handy accessory

Years ago my cousin's husband and I went, in my car, to buy three small pigs. The seller caught the three we picked and put them in burlap sacks, tying the sacks closed. We put the sacks in the rear floor of my car and started home. A short way down the road I checked the rear view mirror and found ...
by thom
Fri May 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handy accessory
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: handy accessory

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/184345.jpg
This is the one I meant to post earlier.
by thom
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is the T?
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Where is the T?

My reply might be a little OT but we went to drive-in church last Sunday, in our Model A. Here's a pic thru the windshield of the preacher in the bed of a truck. He was wearing a mic.
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by thom
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting lube working too well?
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: tire mounting lube working too well?

I went to the local NAPA store and bought a gallon of Ru-glyde. That should be a life time supply at my age. :lol:
by thom
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting lube working too well?
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

tire mounting lube working too well?

I've had both front tires off and back on the wheels on the front of our '21Touring at least once each, maybe twice on one. I found that Go-Jo hand cleaner worked very well for mounting lube. I'm now dealing with at least one rear, maybe both. I wonder if the hand cleaner would work too well on rear...
by thom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to build my HCCT
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Time to build my HCCT

A good spring cleaning/reorganizing for my garage is way overdue. I need to make a place for everything and put everything in it's place. I've had a spare flywheel and magneto for quite some time,as well as a transmission shaft. I think the smart thing to do would be to build a HCCT. I've looked at ...
by thom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: look what i found
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: look what i found

Almost looks "cartoonish" doesn't it?
by thom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 3362

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

I suggest that those of us that have other interests besides Model Ts try to get in the habit of visiting the OT category often, and liven it up a bit. Those not interested can stay on the T page and be happy. James and Robert be prepared to get blasted for posting this. I can almost predict by whom...
by thom
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford marked pliers
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Ford marked pliers

You can pinch your fingers and hands easily when trying to use those as a screwdriver. Ask me how I know. :lol:
by thom
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: bridge washers

I'm wondering if somehow when I was wrestling the too-long stem into the tire, the bridge washer might have turned sideways, thus holding off the tire beads from the rim? Maybe I will find out when I break it back down.
by thom
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: bridge washers

I did pretty much the same as Mr Carter in his how-to. My tube looked like the one in pic 6b when I took it out. Only thing is, the only stems I had were probably truck stems and were about 5" long. I had a little trouble getting the tube back in, with the long stem and might have "disturbed?" the s...
by thom
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

bridge washers

I had a flat on the rear of our '21 Touring yesterday just as I got home with it. The rear tubes have rubber stems in them and the one that failed was because the stem broke off at the base. I removed the tube and put in a metal(brass) stem, like I have done earlier on both fronts. I used a bridge w...
by thom
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 4706

Re: free starts

Judging from starter ring tooth "decay" I believe most engines, at least all that I have ever had experience with tend to stop in the same place, give or take a few teeth. I've known of folks removing ring gears from flywheels, turning them to a less worn spot and reinstalling them. A lot of work, b...
by thom
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8902

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I got our '21 Touring back together after replacing all eight valves. We rode it some and it seems fine. I got 11 free starts in a row the first day back together. Now I will start doing what I can to prepare it for the top installation. I have a top kit and have talked to a man not far from here in...
by thom
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: T pics

I can look at pics like the middle one all day long. But I can't understand why anyone would want to make a T look like the car in the first pic. It's an acquired taste thing I guess, and in my three score + years I haven't acquired it. Oh well, to each his own, live and let live. :roll:
by thom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 4706

free starts

I've got a free start from time to time with our '21 but today after I cleaned the timer and plugs when I got in it to go for a ride I got 11 free starts in a row. Then I "bumped" the starter with the switch off, tried it again and got 4 more. Several hours later I went out to the garage and got in ...
by thom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the road again
Replies: 1
Views: 498

On the road again

I got the new valves in our '21 Touring and got the manifolds to stop leaking, after having them off and back on three times. Today I cleaned the plugs and the New-Day timer and it runs good again. I first thought maybe I should have set the valves a little closer but now that I fixed the exhaust le...
by thom
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My .50 wrench works well
Replies: 3
Views: 907

My .50 wrench works well

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The time came to reattach the exhaust pipe to the manifold today. I found that the plumbing wrench that I bought for .50 at the local flea market worked fine. Tomorrow I will clean the yellow paint off and "restore" it, giving it the attention it deserves. :)
by thom
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: installing new valves, finally

Guess I'll be ok 'cause I never took none of them wooden nickels Papa always told me not to. :lol:
by thom
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: installing new valves, finally

My manifold gaskets came from Lang's so I had planned to start Monday morning and finish putting the T back together. While cleaning the intake and exhaust ports with a wire brush on my grinder I also went across the core/expansion plugs. I'm glad I did because the center one showed to have a hole i...
by thom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: a garage mate for our '21 T?

If you look closely you can tell that the head is a newer( '28) model. The '19 head would have one exhaust port, making for a unique manifold. The manifold on the engine in the pics of the car I posted is "home made". I believe '28 Chevrolet heads are a one year only and the only ones that are used ...
by thom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

a garage mate for our '21 T?

This is for sale near me. I'm tempted. It's a 1919 Chevrolet 490.
https://images.craigslist.org/00606_jf0 ... 00x450.jpg
Forgive me Henry.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8902

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I put the last 4 valves in today & cleaned the block & head to prepare for installing. Waiting on the manifold gaskets coming from Lang's. It's been apart since October.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 3865

Re: Massacre (photo)

depressing photo.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12377

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I got 4 of the valves back in. Halfway there! Ordered a new manifold gasket set from Lang's. I have a new head gasket already.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 5832

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

We've had our '21 Touring since Sept 2016. 0910162001 (1).jpg Here is the first pic I ever took of it when I found it on a trailer for sale in a parking lot of a steak house in Pigeon Forge TN. 0204171256.jpg Here it is sometime later on the day it was ready for the first start up of the rebuilt eng...
by thom
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: installing new valves, finally

I went back to the garage and worked on it some more before I waited on a response. I had let some water spill down into the valve openings when removing the head and failed to blow it all out I suppose. The guide in #4 cylinder must have had a little rust formed in the weeks since tear-down. I wrap...
by thom
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

installing new valves, finally

Sometime ago a valve failed in the engine of our '21 Touring. I am replacing all 8 original valves that were reused when the engine was rebuilt. I am now able to work on it again and have all the valves adjusted except for #8. I have not installed the springs,washers, and pins yet and will have to d...