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by pdgriesse
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cotter pin installation?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: cotter pin installation?

Thanks for the input, guys----I think I`ll go with the lockwashers and no cotter pins.. Good observation, Mark--Longstanding problem with the hand crank alignment---the 1/4 inch shim brings it into alignment. The rad " shell" seems to have enough "wiggle room" to keep the crank aligned. This car suf...
by pdgriesse
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cotter pin installation?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

cotter pin installation?

I shimmed-up the hand- crank bracket located on top of the Ft. spring/frame on my `29 model A. The two 1/2 " X 20 hold down U-bolts are now too short for the cotter pin holes to secure the nuts, when tight. Guess i could grind down each of the 4 nuts but I`m concerned about losing the integrity for ...
by pdgriesse
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF: running lean
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Stromberg OF: running lean

Recheck your timing----A cherry red manifold is usually caused by too lean and or retarded timing. Seems like your OF stromberg is OK ----reset to usual settings after timing check---Good luck! paul
by pdgriesse
Tue May 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 2476

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

Number 29----Lee Chase ( Steves Dad...) is a long time friend and is famous for leading many international Ford tours since the late 1990`s. I traveled with Lee on most of these tours and always found him adventurous, capable and self-sufficient. He is one of the founders of the Model A Touring Club...
by pdgriesse
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio Jamboree
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Ohio Jamboree

Hey Joe----We`re hoping you will continue the planning! Labor day weekend is 4 months away--I`d predict most folks will by then be back to normal. We`ve always enjoyed the Tiffin Ohio Jamboree and happy to sign-up, even if its a driving only Jamboree! Thanks. Paul
by pdgriesse
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 524
Views: 65471

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by pdgriesse
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 8778

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Scott---I can`t agree with ALL you said but certainly agree that “containment” as mandated, is harmful, expensive and inconvenient. My SUGGESTED CURRENT PRIORITY: Quick ,accurate testing to identify the “positives”, so that they can be “contained” and other citizens can go about their daily lives. T...
by pdgriesse
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: akuret oil gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: akuret oil gauge

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Heres another oil gauge---says RAJO on the brass gauge]
by pdgriesse
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 4328

Re: flat towing a T

You can also tow a "T" by just removing the rear axle keys, then tighten the rear axle nuts---probably not good for long distances but works fine to load a trailor or move it somewhere ----I did that after I joined the two piece crank club, no problems....
by pdgriesse
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a "better" paint gun?
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

a "better" paint gun?

After many years of using my old Binks#7 conventional paint gun I`m considering going with the "new" HVLP guns . Just wondering if you have some advice on buying a good one---maybe equivalent to my old Binks? Thanks in advance for your experience/suggestions! paul
by pdgriesse
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio Jamboree
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Ohio Jamboree

KUDOS to the NoKen Ts and especially John Harper for setting up yet another great All Ohio Model T Jamboree. Ben Nolting was a GREAT suctioneer and the Banquet was good. Its a great tradition and hope we have many more Jamborees in the future!! Thanks, Paul
by pdgriesse
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ohio Model T Jamboree?
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Ohio Model T Jamboree?

Is there an All Ohio Model T Jamboree scheduled this year? Did we miss an announcement? Thanks, Paul
by pdgriesse
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 4250

Re: Napa tour - bummer

Pull the trans inspection plate FIRST---The three triple gears should be a bit loose/movable---if NOT---That's time to pull the hogshead. It sure sounds like a triple gear issue---Good luck!! paul
by pdgriesse
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: planning to drive your T on July 4?
Replies: 26
Views: 2915

Re: planning to drive your T on July 4?

I fired up my 1912----put some air in the tires and went to the Granville parade, one of the best in the area. I like watching parades more than driving in one so we parked in the shade along the route and had tons of people walk over to admire an old car. First time out, this year---ran perfectly! ...
by pdgriesse
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electronic Ignition Troubleshoot
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: Electronic Ignition Troubleshoot

Your ignition set-up sounds correct! Check your spark plugs----good luck--Paul
by pdgriesse
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Toast to A Restored Engine!
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: A Toast to A Restored Engine!

another way to "TOAST" a newly restored engine is to run it with no oil !!
by pdgriesse
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Vid
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Old Vid

really interesting old video! Busy well dressed folks in them----strange to know that no one in those films is alive today! Thanks for posting---Paul
by pdgriesse
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 3484

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

Whats the problem? Click "Quick Links" then "new posts" (upper LH corner) or "Quick links"then "active topics" if you`re not logged in and they ALL come up in "General Discussion Forum" Avoid the OT posts if you don`t want to see them....
by pdgriesse
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: Chickasha

during/after the Bi-Centennial Model T event in Richmond Indiana, there was much talk and interest in setting up an annual swap meet to be located THERE. Great place and much better location than Chickasha. I can`t remember why that idea died--maybe insurance?----anyway---now would be a good time to...
by pdgriesse
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: FINALLY! - Soft Lead Washers for NH Carburetors!
Replies: 27
Views: 3725

Re: For Sale: FINALLY! - Soft Lead Washers for NH Carburetors!

Wonderful! Thanks!! I`ll take 3---where do I send the check ?Paul
by pdgriesse
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 3813

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

You should ask your local Model T guys if THEY are having similar problems, as you have described. If they are running OK using local gas sources, it would suggest your car may have problems with tank sealers or additives as several have suggested ,above. Obviously the "gunk" you found in your carb ...
by pdgriesse
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 4330

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

I had a similar problem----found the ebrake rods were not allowing the brake lever to go FULL FORWARD to permit the clutch to fully engage in high gear. I suggest you check this out! good luck---paul
by pdgriesse
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 8055

Re: LED Bulbs.

THANKS, Dave---that LED bulb order now placed.....Paul
by pdgriesse
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 8055

Re: LED Bulbs.

I ordered two of those 6 volt LED bulbs---they acknowledged my order but said it was on "backlog". Recently got an email saying I had to reorder and that they were "in stock"----went to their website and 6 volt LED bulbs are not listed? I`d still like to try them.......Paul
by pdgriesse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery
Replies: 24
Views: 3033

Re: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery

Just to clarify--I called it the "coil box " wire---you called it the Firewall post----SAME THING---you should only have one wire connected there--from the ignition switch. Connect your battery lead to the ignition switch.....
by pdgriesse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery
Replies: 24
Views: 3033

Re: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery

The ignition switch selection (Mag or Batt_) decides from where to send the voltage, to the coil box. Disconnect that battery from the coil box and reconnect it to the Ignition switch. ONE wire--Ignition switch to coil box--is all that's required. The way you are currently wired you are sending Mag ...
by pdgriesse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery
Replies: 24
Views: 3033

Re: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery

Don`t have a wiring diagram handy but---That "hot" wire has to go to the Ignition. switch which is then connected to the coil box---from your description, appears the Ignition switch is not in the circuit....(on the battery side)
by pdgriesse
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: mySQL is locking on server
Replies: 26
Views: 3783

Re: mySQL is locking on server

I had that sql locking on server problem----Fixed it by going to RECOVERY on the control panel and resetting my computer to previous day recovery. That took care of it---all is well now. Paul
by pdgriesse
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 4097

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

regarding that E-brake lever position, Scott Conger is right on---engage high gear by keeping it full forward---That totally disengages the trans, clutches and triple gears and provides a "flywheel" effect with the jacked wheel. Not to keep kicking a dead horse, this is a FACT, not an opinion! Start...
by pdgriesse
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 4097

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

If you jackup one wheel, place the E-Brake in full forward , high gear position. This give a direct drive in the trans which eliminates the clutch/transmission drag. Nobody mentioned this, above. Be sure to block the other wheels as you will be in high gear when she starts.....paul
by pdgriesse
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 3118

Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

I like the term "shifter"----better than "cresent wrench"! Thanks for sharing the term---I`ll use it whenever possible!!! paul
by pdgriesse
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 3118

Whats your favorite TOOL?

Heres mine---pocket size crescent wrench that really works! I carry it in my pocket on all "T" outings---Paul
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by pdgriesse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about mtfca inspection sheet requirements
Replies: 14
Views: 2175

Re: question about mtfca inspection sheet requirements

Don`t confuse INSPECTION SHEET guidelines with JUDGING SHEET guidelines. Always OK to improve any items (like Nylock nuts) to assure good performance for driving/touring-----even if they might violate JUDGING SHEET guidelines........The INSPECTION SHEET guidelines have one purpose--to insure safety....
by pdgriesse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 5621

Re: A Big Photo

my test----
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by pdgriesse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 12579

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

heres mine----a hassel to shrink it down so SMALL