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by Victor Borg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Removing Posts

Hal i agree with you entirely.some time back there was a post about efforts to move away from gasoline powered cars (which seems like an unreal nutso idea to me) and there were some really shocking facts about things actually seeming to be gaining support in Califunny (surprise) and other areas.i ma...
by Victor Borg
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER

Robert: OMG that sticker is priceless!! where did you get it? please share the "how to get one" info with us,please please.
by Victor Borg
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Re: 6 volt battery dilemma

LOTSA good advice from everybody.that's why i love this forum! Gee,i never thought of buying a battery at walmart of all places,or autozone,for that matter.Now to clarify why i am so anal about batteries,i used to travel deep into Mexico,hundreds of miles from anything and couldn't afford a "surpris...
by Victor Borg
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

Re: 6 volt battery dilemma

Mark,a battery can pick up a mild sulphating just sitting on a store shelf for a week or 10 days.if left in that state the battery will never reach full (100%) charge for ever and ever after.a battery at 96 or 98 % capacity is ok but a quick kick with the desulpfater will restore the battery to full...
by Victor Borg
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1808

6 volt battery dilemma

Seeking recommendations on a GOOD 6 volt Model T battery...I'm kinda a battery freak,and my luck for getting good batteries for our more modern (12 volt) batteries lately has been poor.Granted, I'm not the typical battery purchaser,but I never install a new battery in anything in our herd without fi...
by Victor Borg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 2286

Re: Oils

I believe the folks that say any old kind of today's oil is most likely superior to what was used in days of yore...I just buy inexpensive oil,heavier in summer,lighter in winter and change it every 25 hours on the hour meter...(ex air force habit doing all maint.by running time).as some wise person...
by Victor Borg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 2286

Re: Oils

I believe the folks that say any old kind of today's oil is most likely superior to what was used in days of yore...I just buy inexpensive oil,heavier in summer,lighter in winter and change it every 25 hours on the hour meter...(ex air force habit doing all maint.by running time).as some wise person...
by Victor Borg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time have you got ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2591

Re: How much time have you got ??

when I don't have enough time to fiddle with/repair/drive and just stand back and admire the wonders of my wife's 1927 touring (named DAISY) and do all the gottado's and should do's and better do's,I just let everything but DAISYtime take a back seat to what is important...DAISY.that's just me.
by Victor Borg
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: California without gasoline-burning cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 2624

Re: California without gasoline-burning cars?

I have 2 questions : 1...why would anyone want to live in California? 2...what will happen the first time some tree-hugging dummy freezes to death when he/she/it runs the battery flat in their all-electric vehicle when they skid off the beaten path in a roadside mishap in a snowstorm or some similar...
by Victor Borg
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: OT maybe ???

these things look awful gimmicky to me.i have a roll of rosin-core solder and a soldering iron both of which are many years old... i use them and shrink tubing from horrible freight and never have any trouble.just my 2 cent's worth.
by Victor Borg
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: OT maybe ???

these things look awful gimmicky to me.i have a roll of rosin-core solder and a soldering iron both of which are many years old... i use them and shrink tubing from horrible freight and never have any trouble.just my 2 cent's worth.
by Victor Borg
Fri May 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Fumes
Replies: 21
Views: 2023

Re: Gasoline Fumes

gasoline fumes are NOTHING TO TAKE LIGHTLY...as a long time sailboater I can tell lots of tales that will curl your hair.true gasoline vapors are heavier than air,and will tend,just like propane,to be at heavier concentrations down low,but the fact that the odor is detectable at nose-level proves th...
by Victor Borg
Fri May 31, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 10552

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

LOVE the story by Matt in califunny about shocking his bro with a T coil on the doorknob...in the early 1950s when i was in high school here in Tucson,i wired a T coil to the frame of my car and installed a switch to apply power to it so at the drive-in (or wherever the opportunity presented itself)...
by Victor Borg
Mon May 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Memorial Day and Model T's
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Memorial Day and Model T's

as a veteran i say thanks for the appreciation expressed here.i never never stop observing and showing gratitude for what this day signifies.
by Victor Borg
Sun May 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They are still out there
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: They are still out there

What a beauty!! did they buy it? What is the difference between a roadster and a torpedo roadster? (my ignorance on display again)
by Victor Borg
Fri May 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 10552

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

amen,Mike.as i said in my post on this subject,obvious improvement in performance tells all you need to know when it comes to coil adjustment...vic borg
by Victor Borg
Fri May 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handbrake quadrant replacement dilemma
Replies: 3
Views: 570

handbrake quadrant replacement dilemma

I removed the worn-out toothless handbrake quadrant from my wife's '27 touring but am stumped trying to get the new one in.I can't figure for the life of me why old Henry chose to rivet this piece to the frame instead of bolting it in place, but that is my problem.I got the old one out by cutting it...
by Victor Borg
Sun May 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter

thanx for the responses,friends.the fuzz was just covering the magnet;no Don King look.No rebuild,but i did just replace a blown head gasket earned by trying to keep up with a bunch of model Ts at an event in laughlin,nevada a couple of weeks ago but i can't see how replacing a head gasket would pro...
by Victor Borg
Sun May 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter

newbie vic here again...every time i check the small magnet in the transmission filter basket there is a bunch of metallic fuzzy stuff clinging to it.i suspect that i'm just being a fussbuget about this but it nags on me.i'm a freak for clean oil and change oil every 30 hours of run time..(got an ho...
by Victor Borg
Tue May 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Re: OT but Model T related

jim my prayers are with you;back issues are nothing to take lightly.-that being said,the advice to consult with your doc is certainly good advice,but the well-wishes of others in this group are a sign of the concern this bunch of folks has for you and should comfort you.medical science today borders...
by Victor Borg
Tue May 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring

thank you all very much for your advice and experience...thanks to this forum i will not do something stupid to my wife's precious DAISY,at least not this time...
by Victor Borg
Mon May 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

handbrake quadrant toothless on 1927 touring

the quadrant on my wife's 27 touring has gotten pretty toothless and i need to replace it. i guess it was originally bolted or pinned in somehow but somebody welded the riviets (how the hell is rivit spelled???( with copious blobs of weld stuff on the quadrant side.i've tried a bit of hack sawing on...
by Victor Borg
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 10552

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

I had my coils done on an ecct rig by Erik Larson and the improvement in the performance of our 1927 touring is nothing short of amazing.he is at erik@modeltcoils.com...phone (661)609-7693.I don't have any special interest in giving him a thumbs-up other than sharing a good experience with my fellow...
by Victor Borg
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: oil

Thanks everybody...guess i'll calm down on adding extra oil.Henry musta known what he was doing since his creations are still ticking away!
by Victor Borg
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 5388

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

HOLY COW!!! my grandkids tell me if it's on TV it hasta be true!
by Victor Borg
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

oil

...I know there has been lotsa discussion on this topic but I need some info that I haven't seen covered: How much oil is correct in the engine??After running our '26 touring I check the oil on the after-market dipstick that some kind soul added and it reads scarily low.it eventually comes up to the...
by Victor Borg
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Stabilizers
Replies: 35
Views: 3463

Re: Steering Stabilizers

I put one of those hydraulic steering stabelizors (how the hell do you spell that??) on my wife's 27 touring because ruts and bumps on our crappy roads here in tucson gave her the willies and she was convinced that something was dreadfully wrong with Daisy's front end.I checked everything out and al...
by Victor Borg
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 6109

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

my wife named her '27 touring "DAISY" from the moment she laid eyes on it.I,as earlier folks have posted,come from a boating background and think it only proper to give names to objects of importance in one's life.i own a 1996 mercedes-benz 560SL that i named "SHULTZ"..an appropriate monicker for a ...
by Victor Borg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 3076

Re: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen

i use a tongue locking device,run anchor chains from my sailboats through wheels and/or axles,always try to park near a big tree,telephone pole,fence post,or some very difficult to uproot object,run the same chain or another chain around said object,lots of padlocks everywhere. once parked my sailbo...
by Victor Borg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 3733

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

actually,it wasn't hard for me at all! i had been trying to buy a model A that i could afford for a couple of years with not much success,having owned (and foolishly disposed of) quite a few of them in years past. A friend led me to Scott Parsons here in tucson as he had a couple of extra T's laying...
by Victor Borg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3657

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

this idea is the brain storm of that goofy flat-chested hispanic chick newly elected to the u.s.house by the equally goofy voters of new york state...i don't think the insanity of this idea will go very far. (at least i hope not)
by Victor Borg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried doing or using this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Has anyone tried doing or using this?

i discovered using dawn as a degreaser by accident.it out performed all the supposed best degreasers on my shelves by a mile at half the price.i also had a few bad experiences with the purple stuff discoloring some paint finishes,but never a problem with Dawn