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by AdminJeff
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3228

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Guys,
Please refrain from conjecture and suppositions about this situation and negative posts. Nobody knows what happened. Let’s leave it at that for now.

Admins
by AdminJeff
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 26/27 Coil Box, completely rebuilt
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: FS: 26/27 Coil Box, completely rebuilt

Off to ebay with you!
by AdminJeff
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Ignition switch + ammeter complete
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: FS: Ignition switch + ammeter complete

No takers so its off to eBay
by AdminJeff
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1916 original Ford Faithful oiler. RARE
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: FS: 1916 original Ford Faithful oiler. RARE

No takers so its off to eBay
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1916 original Ford Faithful oiler. RARE
Replies: 1
Views: 290

FS: 1916 original Ford Faithful oiler. RARE

You don't see these very often... original cast iron Ford Faithful oiler in great shape.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163983158366
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley SOLD

Shane Lach wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Hey Jeff I'll buy this for my tudor.
Sold to Shane!
by AdminJeff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Ignition switch + ammeter complete
Replies: 1
Views: 279

FS: Ignition switch + ammeter complete

Ignition switch + large face ammeter complete. works great. with Key #63.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163983169882
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by AdminJeff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: One 26/7 open car gas tank strap..
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: WTB: One 26/7 open car gas tank strap..

He meant Gas Tank strap. I fixed it!

I have several straps as well as a good 26/27 gas tank!
by AdminJeff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 252

FS: Adjustable aluminum fan pulley

Adjustable aluminum fan pulley. No pin (uses your old one) and comes with allen-head tightening screw. I used it for a few months on my worn crank and it worked great, but now I have a new crank! Precision machined aluminum. If your original pulley is loose it may have worn the surface the of the cr...
by AdminJeff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 26/27 Coil Box, completely rebuilt
Replies: 1
Views: 196

FS: 26/27 Coil Box, completely rebuilt

1926/27 Coil Box. Completely rebuilt - new wood, and a new lid. Excellent condition.
Note: none of the vendors sell this year coil box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163983181342
by AdminJeff
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Removal of auto ad
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Removal of auto ad

It's what we do! Welcome back.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Removal of auto ad
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Removal of auto ad

Ok, I removed the entire topic.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: System update successful

It's how you hold the camera. If it's held sideways ,The info is encoded in the pic when you take it but not recognized when the thumbnail is created as you upload the pic to the forum. But when you click the t"thumbnail" pic and get the full size version, it's correct. Again, it's complicated, but ...
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: System update successful

wayne sheldon wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:26 pm
About an hour ago the website said it was down for maintenance. Was that strange?
That was us doing updates. It should have told you to stop whining, relax and go get another cup of coffee. Well... at least the last part!

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: System update successful

Adam wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:41 pm
I wonder if the sideways and upside down photos will go away...
That’s a whole different issue but I’m investigating it. It has to do with the way the camera/phone is held when taking the pic. There are some solutions but it’s not an easy fix.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1810

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

AndyClary wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 am
But Jeff, that's why we pay extra to live here. Wait a week and the weather will change.

Andy
I'm sick of paying that "extra" to live here... I'm certainly not getting my money's worth!

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 504

System update successful

The dreaded system update I've been putting off has now been completed. Let me know if you see anything strange happening. Hopefully this will strengthen the weedout process of the spammers.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1810

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

This has become a hot topic for sure. Such great info! There are as many approaches to heating a shop as there are folks in this hobby. The O2 depletion theory makes sense. I'm sure that's what I experienced with my "indoor" propane construction heater, and for the last time. I have a new radiant he...
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Dashboard for 26/27 TT
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: For sale: Dashboard for 26/27 TT

Confirmed 26/27.
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: What is this?

Erik Barrett wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Closed cab TT truck.
26/27?
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: For Sale: 1926 Coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: For Sale: 1926 Coupe

Rules for posting cars for sale

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4954

AdminJeff
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Misc used Ruckstell parts
Replies: 0
Views: 131

For sale: Misc used Ruckstell parts

Some usable parts here for sure. The bearing spins freely and feels tight. $125 plus $14 shipped anywhere in the USA.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Dashboard for 26/27 TT
Replies: 2
Views: 216

For sale: Dashboard for 26/27 TT

rust free and in great shape. $50 plus the ride to you.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1810

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I have a smaller garage only 600 square feet, I have 4” of ridgid styrofoam under my concrete Floor with water lines ran 12”on center, poured in the concrete. Their is an on demand boiler running a glycol/water mix through the lines. It’s an amazing way to heat the garage, the concrete holds the he...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1810

What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I don’t think this is off topic as without toil, upgrades and maintenance during winter months, our most prized possession wouldn’t be ready to tour all year... however. I Almost passed out today in my shop and I think my heater was the cause. Granted, I live in CA and not on the east coast so go ah...
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold: Closed car mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: For Sale: Closed car mirrors

Sold to Janet.
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold: Closed car mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Sold: Closed car mirrors

2 of them. $27.50 for both of them shipped to you.
One of the mirrors is almost perfect. The other is, well, used.
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Jeff, have you ever taken on a job, doing it just "half-axxed" ? :lol: Not unless there is a good reason! I’m taking my time on this machine both in refurbing it as well as learning how to use it. I have a feeling I’m going to have it a long time. And it feels like I have a good one to start with s...
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: '17 - '25 Headlight buckets -pair
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: For Sale: '17 - '25 Headlight buckets -pair

First pair is sold. Second pair still available! Jeff
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: My "New" Lathe!

I installed the new belt and rebuilt the entire apron over the weekend, and wow what a difference! Tubalcain's video on this was a big help. It now has a working powered cross feed and the feed change lever is nice and smooth. And the belt doesn't slip. I also found a guy on eBay who has a boatload ...
by AdminJeff
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

What is this?

Best I can tell it's a dashboard from a 26/27 TT.
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold:Ball bearing fourth main "Plus"
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: For Sale:Ball bearing fourth main "Plus"

Sold to Dan Hatch!
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONT FENDER NEEDED
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: FRONT FENDER NEEDED

I have several but boxing and shipping to NY.... ugggg
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONT FENDER NEEDED
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: FRONT FENDER NEEDED

I have several but boxing and shipping to NY.... ugggg
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: 1916 Model T Touring FS good driver
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: 1916 Model T Touring FS good driver

Charles, are you a current mtfca member? If so, the you can post cars for sale. Otherwise it's $20 to sell a car on the site.

Jefv
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold:Ball bearing fourth main "Plus"
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Sold:Ball bearing fourth main "Plus"

Texas T Ball Bearing 4th main "PLUS". Brand new, never used. Comes with instructions. Don't spend $180! Can even be installed with engine in the car. $90 shipped anywhere in the USA Jeff Texas T link to this part: http://www.texastparts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TTP&Product_Code=T3...
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Ok,ok. Nothing like beating a dead horse.
Looks like I'm going to have to post more parts for sale and bid on a back gear.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: auto ad
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: auto ad

Ok, log ou and then back in and you should be good to go.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: My "New" Lathe!

The gear works but I hear it.i might have a line on another one...

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: 1929 Model A Ford Roadster
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: 1929 Model A Ford Roadster

Cars for sale are $20 to post unless you are a current mtfca member.

Jefv
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: auto ad
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: auto ad

Let me check...

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Holy chipping cross-cut.... what did I start here! Such great comments from everyone. One generous member already pm'd me and is sending me the three oils, and he might even have a usable crossfeed screw. The videos on this lathe on Youtube are plentiful and really great, esp by a guy named tubalcai...
by AdminJeff
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

Re: My "New" Lathe!

That was an extrordinary purchase for the price. The large-dial cross-feed is worth $200 as parts alone. You're missing the compound for it, but are readily available on ebay, as is virtually every replacement part for that lathe That looks like a Model A which is a nice version of that size, with ...
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1176

My "New" Lathe!

Well... not so new, but new to me. 1943 South Bend 9" bench lathe. I bought it for $400. It was pretty rough when I got it yesterday, but it's got a 4 jaw chuck, and quick release. thanks to Robert Weitzel for bringing it down from Auburn and dropping it off! good news though - after spending all da...
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-7 rear radiouse rods
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: WTB 26-7 rear radiouse rods

I have 2. Call Robert and have him come back to my house and pick them up!

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, 26/27 coupe, sedan firewall
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: WTB, 26/27 coupe, sedan firewall

I just found this in my pile today. I think it's a 26/27. Others can weigh in.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

That is exactly the car I want next. I keep offering Robert Weitzel a nice warm garage to store his (indefinitely) but for some reason, he won't take me up on the offer. If you were closer, I'd offer to "store" your car as well. The gas level might vary from day to day, but the car would always be s...
by AdminJeff
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

No free passes. No personal attacks allowed. If it keeps happening, please let the admins know. His posts have been permanently removed.
by AdminJeff
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10477

Re: Model T Special build.

I know that feeling and that smile all too well! Nothing like it!

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Interesting. I'd love to see the rules on that! Lots of ideas come to mind to get it done in even less time.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

I randomly came across this video and it brought a smile while having my coffee:

https://youtu.be/Dxpzc97V5I4

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: For Sale 1922 Touring Car
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: For Sale 1922 Touring Car

Cars for sale can only be posted in the cars for sale forum by current mtfca members. Non members it's $20 per ad.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, 26/27 coupe, sedan firewall
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: WTB, 26/27 coupe, sedan firewall

One of these might be a 26/27
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10477

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane, I'm coming into this thread late in the game but holy cow. You really jumped in head first, very impressive. Totally cool that you and Robert hooked up and you got one of his monster motors. I've spent many days up with Erik and Robert at the Rumble Seat Garage and their knowledge and generou...
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today

I knew those pieces looked familiar to me!metal-002.jpg Wow? Ok, I'm not alone here. Clyde, Up to the point that one of the triple gear teeth actually broke, amazingly the car drove pretty well, and nobody could tell me what the rattle can noise was when going downhill (failing triple gear bushings...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today

Told Ya!!!! LOL! Back to washing dishes for you. Hank Hank, No kidding! Let this be a lesson on really cleaning those nether regions for all of us. And Steve, now that I'm a model T owner I'm a cheapo. So, After I welded the surface cracks I took a file and resurfaced that drum. It's good as new. I...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today

When the last failure happened it was epic. The triple gear bushings were so far gone that the gears were tilting into the reverse drum. That eventually ground the lip on that drum to 36 thou which turns out to be the magic snapping point for the whole lip, which then ended up in the bottom of the p...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Andyclary wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Awesome thread drift ;)
Andy
Now that is funny! Actually epic thread drift in some ways!
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by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: Found these in the oil change today

I’m trying to determine what round bits 0.036” diameter could be..... That is about the diameter of the wire I use for locking nuts but the picture seems to show something solid rather than being flexible like wire. I can’t think of any pin used in the motor that is 0.036” diameter. I guess it coul...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: Found these in the oil change today

You're going to have to define "magnetic". 1.) Meaning they are attracted by a magnet. OR 2.) They are attracted to any ferrous (iron) material meaning they are a magnet or part of a magnet. Not good to find these things in a fresh rebuild. Makes you think there were bad part installed. Good Luck, ...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today

I've put a couple hundred miles on the new T motor so I changed the oil today and found these 3 little bits in the drain plug. They are all 0.036" thick, and magnetic, so it's not Babbitt. Any ideas? Other than that, it looked great.
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

All of Martyns technical drawings are in our forum gallery. A treasure trove of info! Just click the camera icon that says "Gallery" on the upper right of any page on the forum, or click here:

app.php/gallery/album/5

Jevv
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

#5 ^ :lol: What good is old wine besides enjoying and remembering the taste. If it's still even good to drink! You drink the wine, it's gone 12 hours later. You use the car, and it's still in the garage tomorrow. Not a great example. I think it's a great analogy... but 12 hours...I want to drink wi...
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: History of the VW beetle, even has a little Ford content
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: History of the VW beetle, even has a little Ford content

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Not quite that old Jeff. Just my mind! :D
Amen!
by AdminJeff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: History of the VW beetle, even has a little Ford content
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: History of the VW beetle, even has a little Ford content

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:15 pm
I grew up in the loud stereo days Jeff. Problem was my 53 chev was 6 volt. I installed a AM-FM cassete player. I could listen to the radio on FM but tape deck didnt work so good. :ugeek:
What about your 8-track player? :lol:
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I wonder, if you bought, say, 1908 Model T serial #25 that was essentially original construction or restored to original specs, engine, drivetrain, etc., who here would pull the engine out and replace it so as to have an engine with a starter, alternator, turnsignals and add disk brakes to make it ...
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: History of the VW beetle, even has a little Ford content
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: History of the VW beetle, even has a little Ford content

Fascinating read. I built and restored a 1969 that won the BugOlympics as a "best of show" car in 1982 at Sears Point raceway in Sonoma. Pearl White with BBS rims. I was a senior in high school. I sold the car when I went to Chico state the next yr for $5,000. A tidy sum for a '69 beetle, but the ca...
by AdminJeff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Now if do not like “improvements” such as lights, clean burning ignition systems, reliability, and the likes, make sure all those young drivers know hand signals, impair their cars from a cell phone and pay attention. Amen. I was driving the T not long ago and went to make a right turn. I was in th...
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these doors?
Replies: 5
Views: 437

What are these doors?

What year/ car?

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with Stewart Speedo cable repair
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Need help with Stewart Speedo cable repair

This is the part I need. Of the many of Speedo cables I've seen and disassembled from cars and motorcycles from the 60's thru the 70's, I've never seen one with a plastic end like mine has. Someone somewhere at some point in time thought this up and clearly it was not a good solution. This type of p...
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with Stewart Speedo cable repair
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Need help with Stewart Speedo cable repair

"might be BETTER hardware" - D.S.T. change sucks ! I saw that on their site. It's the whole cable. I only need one end. I might need to spin up my "new" South Bend lathe and see what I can come up with to replicate that plastic piece. I think there's enough room inside the cable for a small Allen h...
by AdminJeff
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with Stewart Speedo cable repair
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Need help with Stewart Speedo cable repair

One of the ends of the drive cable (Speedo side) is perfect and formed from the spring cable itself. The other end has a plastic ferrule that is attached to the spring cable and it has been deformed, twisted and has a groove that allows it to spin and is at the end of its useful life. To fix it I cu...
by AdminJeff
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California

He's been banned and deleted
by AdminJeff
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat youtube video
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Neat youtube video

Someone is really good with autocad!! Impressive.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Mother nature won here in 2017, there were thousands of determined firefighters, air tankers, helicopters and law enforcement that would not allow her to win this week. And no fire related deaths. Andy Boy, you captured it! Amazing how hard they worked to keep it in check. 4500 firefighters at the ...
by AdminJeff
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Jeff has been able to keep up with his duties here, which is good as we won't have to dock his pay this month! Looks like you have a good place to hang out and nice of the guy to loan you power & wifi. Chris phew. I was wondering how I'd pay rent... We're finally back home after 4 days. I took the ...
by AdminJeff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Andyclary wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Wait to come back Jeff. The winds died down, which is a great help for the fire fighters. The flip side is that the smoke just lingers and it's pretty thick right now.
Andy
Oh, don't worry... I'm perfectly happy right here.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Thanks to everyone who has reached out with calls, emails and txt messages, it's a trying time for sure. We evacuated yesterday at 4am once we found out our house was surrounded on 3 sides by mandatory evacuations.. . 6C82A017-9263-4C7A-884E-8C8D8C998CE0.jpeg . The circle is my house. Fire is 10 mil...
by AdminJeff
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Finally back in the road!
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Finally back in the road!

Joe I know Dan's work, though have never used his needle bearing triple gears. That said, ask HIM which pins to use on the flywheel. You don't want used pins if worn undersize or worn eliptical (and they all are), and you don't want new pins of unknown or inferior metalurgy. The gears will be fine,...
by AdminJeff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

I just got an update from Erik and Robert. They got a couple good runs in today beating a certain Dan McEachern on one run, and then had fuel pump problems. Still, fun was had by all.

AdminJeff
by AdminJeff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Finally back in the road!
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Finally back in the road!

Well.... power just went out at 5pm and mandatory evacuations are in effect 10 miles to the north of us in Windsor and Healdsburg all the way to the coast. My motorhome is loaded, guns loaded, it's gassed up, and one of my most prized possessions, my T is loaded in the trailer . If we are evacuated ...
by AdminJeff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Finally back in the road!
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Finally back in the road!

It's been 2 months since my epic triple gear meltdown failure, but I took George for a drive yesterday with the new motor & trans. Holy cow were there a lot of steps to figure out between then and now. At this point, I've ridden in a fair number of T's and can say my transmission is as quiet and smo...
by AdminJeff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2 Model T frames, 1928
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: 2 Model T frames, 1928

Wayne, I also have several and am in Santa Rosa.

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by AdminJeff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: several T frames, Black era and 26/27
Replies: 1
Views: 230

FS: several T frames, Black era and 26/27

I have several. $100 each, come get them, No way I'm lifting them or shipping them! I'm in Santa Rosa, CA, soon to be without power.

Jeff
by AdminJeff
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

Admin Jeff did a fabulous job wiring the car. You can tell he is used to working with high end cars. Very meticulous. The car had a quarter mile test drive today and went into the trailer for the races. Robert came back kind of pale so I think it is running well. We are southbound at this time on I...
by AdminJeff
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

Erik Barrett wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Got it running last night. Sounds very potent. Won’t idle, need to work on the Winfield D model carb. We hope to race it on Saturday at RPM nationals in Santa Margarita.
I got the txt from Robert late last nite! AWESOME. glad all my wiring worked!
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by AdminJeff
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

Update from last nite from Robert and Erik:
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by AdminJeff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't you love it when?
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: Don't you love it when?

Hey there Admin Jeff! If you can't remember the "standard codes", you are not alone. Oh, I remember all right... the resistor color code was also easy for a budding young college electrical engineering student to remember "Bad boys rape our young girls, but Violet gives willingly" Or "Bad Boze Rots...
by AdminJeff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

This is such fun stuff going back thru time with these old racers. I discovered that my car, previously owned by George Romain in So Cal did the hill climb in 1969 and I just randomly came across this pic of him and my car #60 driving up the hill.
by AdminJeff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Rumble Seat Garage - the new racer - Chris Egsgaard’s 1973 Long Beach champ

I’m super proud to be a small part of the team that’s putting Robert Weitzel’s new race car together. With any luck he and Erik Barrett will make the Santa Margarita races next weekend. I’m not going to give background on the car as Robert has the full scoop, but I wired the whole thing from scratch...
by AdminJeff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front fender needed
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Front fender needed

I’m sure I have one in my shed. I’m in Santa tosa ca.
by AdminJeff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Help identify T in this old photo

I got this email today from someone who needs help identifying the year of the model T in the picture. It looks a lot like my ‘21 but you guys are the experts. Hello, I'm writing from belgium. English is not my mother talk, please except the mistakes i make. I try to put a date on this picture you'l...
by AdminJeff
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't you love it when?
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: Don't you love it when?

I was on a tour earlier this year with Jeff, and I must admit it's good to see someone as fired up as this guy. We need more of them in this hobby. Passion rules! I've never been as into a hobby like this as much as I am with these cars. Im glad I got the Porsche's and go-fast racing out of my syst...
by AdminJeff
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't you love it when?
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Don't you love it when?

Your motor blows up, it's a total loss including a cracked block (probably been there a long time) and you don't know what to do. So, getting creative, you contact "that random guy who gave you his number in the parking lot when he saw your T" and buy all 5 of his dads model T cars that are all take...