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by SurfCityGene
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 1046

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

That T must either have some Super Brakes or a Heck of a Hot Engine to leave those burning rubber marks on the highway!! LOL Pretty Cool Shot!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Stromberg OF Carburetor
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: NOS Stromberg OF Carburetor

Tom, Do you have any idea what the new price is? Would you be willing to share it? Thanks
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

Rich, BTW Keep the wire wheels if that's what you already have. MHO
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

Rich, don't know if I can be of any help to you but I do have access to RDR's Picup with the Metros on it. I'm going over there on Wednesday or so and help his son in case you might need a picture or some info.

Maybe I'll give you a call if I get a chance when I'm there.

Gene
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

Ralph used the VW bug master cylinder with a remote fluid tank. Your car may very well have been from this area and one of Orvilles conversions.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA

Thanks for posting. We'll be praying for his good outcome and back to health and working on T's!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 984

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Paul, you have a perfect sample in your container to use to find a solvent for that crud that's inside your block. There's a couple of safe first choices but may be just a waste of time if they don't dissolve your globs... The normal heavy duty rad cleaner like Prestone, I know guys that have had gr...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?

Like I've posted before, Get a Huggies super absorbant diaper and wrap it around and you won't drip grease out all over the driveway. Change it every oil change.
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

I like to take advantage of the tandem axels where there's a deep dip or by using a block to get a wheel off the ground. That's a good time to grab the wheel top and bottom and do a quick check for a loose bearing and a good spin with your hearing aids turned up.
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

Steve, Here's another way that should at least tell you if you have a brake connection that's operating. Jack up or back the trailer up to a driveway so that the brake wheel is off the ground and rotates freely. Have someone press the brake pedal and the trailer brake should energize and you'll know...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Maintenance Free Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: Maintenance Free Timer

The very last timer you will ever have to buy!

The only timer you will never think of trying a different one because someone said there's works better!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1673

Re: sure mike cranks

Allan and Eric, I had the same break in the back of my '12 block. Darn near didn't see the hairline crack during the rebuild. I'm still running that repaired block with a Bill Dubats crank but have another spare block. I don't believe the crack existed before the crank failure although possible. Don...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1394

Re: T race car

Thanks for Posting, Like everyone has said that is one sweet thing!! It really shows what all those years around the rod shops can do to a guy! Great Job and I can't wait till we can see it on the road!
by SurfCityGene
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coil Tester - New
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Coil Tester - New

This would certainly make someone a nice Christmas gift. I know I really enjoy mine!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: I Found My Used Enclosed Trailer.
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: I Am Looking to Buy a Used Enclosed Trailer

Did you see the ad dated Jul 1 below?
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: LED headlight

Kirk, are you running those Logo lites? Looks like they don't require the reflector?
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1542

Re: Engine splash pans

I didn't see any discussion about the early cars without any louvers. After a very hot day on a tour in NE. my wife's feet got burned. I attempted to reduce the temp on the floor boards with insulation and some ducting around the exhaust and Also removed the splash pan on the exhaust / passenger sid...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks to Tom Leroux
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Thanks to Tom Leroux

Yes, Tom is one of the Best!! Every Friday guys come to his Hoist Service Shop and work on some kind of project or talk Model T's or tell lies about their own car. One Saturday a month the Long Beach Model T Club has a work party on somebodies car to help them to get their car back on the road and o...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: Warford Transmissions

Jonah, one is not better than the other. They are two different animals. The Rux is a 2 speed rear end. The Warford or other brands of Aux transmissions are added into the driveline. What Walt said is good. The most important thing is to know and make sure your T is in good mech condition and you ar...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: Warford Transmissions

Don't be confused about the Reverse, You will most likely actually have 3 reverse speeds if the Warford has over, direct and under drives. Most alum ones I have seen are the 3 speed type. If you can afford and plan to drive a lot consider the new Layne ones. I have had a an original alum one for man...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Happy Birthday Mr. Dean William Yoder :)
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: FJ - Happy Birthday Mr. Dean William Yoder :)

Happy Birthday IOWA HomeBoy... Hope you've got all the corn in and the hay in the mow! Now celebrate and go drive that T a few hundrd miles!!
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2051

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Katie, I'm surprised with all the driveline ideas that no one has suggested a Warford! You might keep you eyes and ears open for a used original alum one. They many times can be picked up very reasonable. The Warford has an underdrive that will allow the Model T to climb up the side of your barn if ...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1832

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Very interesting story Kevin, Thanks for posting!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing flats.
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Fixing flats.

I carry a spare 30x3 tube, some modern bicycle patches and a 12V compressor all stuffed carefully inside my Acetylene Generator on my Torpedo. The three short tire irons are in my tool box. I've had to use them twice on the road. Luckily the tire was always loose or already off the car and the compr...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

Sounds like for your parade day you need a Huggies Diaper or Kotex. The super absorbent type work really good for holding a lot of fluid before anything drips out!!
I use this idea on a modern car with a rear main oil seal leak every time at oil change. Works perfect and no driveway drips!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Oil Pan Straightening

Dave, Have you tried Loco Larry? there are a few pan jigs "down the hill" around here. I'm betting somebody in the Riverside club has one? Try contacting the OC or LB club. The LB club has a workshop day on Saturdays and work on members cars.

Gene
by SurfCityGene
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: electric fuel cut off

Ya I feel like Tim.... WHY,,,, I can understand if you only have the shutoff under the car, that's why many guys install a simple manual one at the carb or other easily reached area. For the 26/27 no other shutoff is needed since it's easy to reach. lots of guys would say then you would also have to...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just some carburetors to look at. OF's
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Just some carburetors to look at. OF's

Nice work Stan, You didn't say how you drill the little float level hole min the side of the bowl so it's possible to set the proper float level!. That was a super great idea! Will you have any of these for sale or do they belong to customers. Thanks for all your work. Just think you could be out in...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Bat or Mag start?

Randy, I see you live next door in Westminster. Feel free to contact me anytime or check out the two local T clubs here. Orange County and Long Beach each are very active with garage days to work on members cars or telling stories and touring events. my # is 71four-488-60One3. Hope to meet you and s...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1486

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

I know you didn't say WARFORD but if you have neither you might want to consider it. I have an old alum Warford and Really Love it. The super low for parades and overdirve for the freeway!! Wouldn't be without it.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening- West Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Oil Pan Straightening- West Coast

Mike you should join our OC T Club. There may be several members that can help you. They have several workshop nights each month.
Try contacting John Burrell in San Clemente that's right next door to you.
Give me a call for his info at 7one4488six013
Gene
by SurfCityGene
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale- Brass Spare Tire Lock
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: For Sale- Brass Spare Tire Lock

John, Did that come from Ford Assembly plant? I have a couple like that from when I worked at Pico Riveria plant
by SurfCityGene
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Sorry cam seal is skf 9853 or cr is 9876 Use the Ultra Black to glue it to the block.. Check out the detailed instructions on Google that I've posted
by SurfCityGene
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Dennis, you saw the picture that Toon posted. That is how you can install the seal without and problem. Most all T's have enough room to install a thin seal. One is Harwal 30-50-05 oil seal type AO NBR. Here's some part numbers from some seal I've used. Those are the mm sizes for the Harwal seal CR ...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

Dennis, If you don't want any leaks at your crankshaft then do as Toon recommended. but DON"T Use JB weld!! Use Ultra Black gasket sealer from Permatex because it will adhere Very well and also is FLEXIBLE. You'll have room for this seal but I bend a few more pedals on that daisy type flow of a seal...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery charging from the magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Battery charging from the magneto

Ron, If you look back up to the picture of Johns charger there is a link to another discussion. If you go there and scroll down to the bottom you'll see a post from John. It's easiest to contact a p[oster when you simply click on their name and you can send them a note directly.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery charging from the magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Battery charging from the magneto

Ron, Have you contacted John Regan. He recently just made up a perfect solution and location to mount it and had them available?

His latest design is the best of all and is most simple to connect to the bat and mag posts. Check it out
by SurfCityGene
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cooling system rust inhibitor
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: cooling system rust inhibitor

Proper mix of your choice of Conventional Antifreeze should provide adequate rust prevention after you get it cleaned out.

Greg suggestion is a good one rather than Distilled water.
by SurfCityGene
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

The Warfords seem to be easiest to find. Someone mentioned the new Layne which is very nice. I normally never use the clutch when shifting. A little practice and you can sync the engine rpm to the tranny. The underdrive is great for slower driving like parades, driveways, trailer loading and residen...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

Wow That looks great!! Nice Job. I've been going to make some '12 California plates for my car someday. I have some pictures and correct size prints to go from.
by SurfCityGene
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Timer

Ray, holy cow, We're neighbors but I don't think I saw your name in the Flivver Roster? Let me know sometime if you want to ever get together for a drive or just brag about Mikes timers?
by SurfCityGene
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a note from Dave Huson Today?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Got a note from Dave Huson Today?

Thanks for the info Ignacio. Glad to hear Dave is doing Well!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a note from Dave Huson Today?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Got a note from Dave Huson Today?

I received a post from Dave Huson but may have made a terrible error! I hope he's in good health! Sorry for any confusion or alarm

Just a Heads Up... don't open spam or suspect email
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question about brass
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: A question about brass

Rich, I've done the same thing here and living close to the ocean with the evening air the brass can tarnish a lot before you get close to the next tour. That's even with covers. One product I have found the is by far the easiest to use to remove the heavy tarnish is Brite Boy Metal polish! I get it...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6252

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan, Get yourself some Ultra Black by Permatex at the local parts store. You'll find a million uses for it on a Model T and just one is stopping oil and water leaks. It's also the best gasket sealer. Clean the surface really good with a solvent first.
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6252

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brenden, If you get some Ultra Black by Permatex at your local parts house and apply it to clean grease free surfaces you find a million uses for it.... One use it stopping oil and coolant leaks on a Model T!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,

Yes Hank, Your certainly correct!! But don't tell me what kind of oil, water, tires, coils, speed, head, antifreeze, timer, paint, gas, dippers, torque, cam, air, sealant, restoration, or any other original accessories type stuff and we'll all be nice and friendly!! Thanks for the reminder of how mu...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3900

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

John, So Far you didn't get very many real answers to your question but instead most guys just telling you why they like to go slow close to the 25 to 35 mark. That's a nice speed for in town but I find it too slow if there is any hill coming up. I hate to lug my engine down. Except driving on tours...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3544

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Nice pictures and unfortunate times. I believe there are many more accidents with Model T's that we do not ever hear about.... People don't want to admit or publish and others are just not that news worthy because of the absent of a fatality. I don't think that's because there wasn't an injury but w...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3544

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

The Late Ralph Ricks was a big proponent of belts in a T. He convinced me to install them in my '12 Torpedo. We both have four wheel brakes and his Metro brakes could put any passenger into the front windshield with his panic stops he liked to demonstrate. The insurance industry says most auto accid...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: True Fire Ignition

Thanks to all for helping John, Scott, I reread all the posts and I could not find where anyone was childishly name calling? It certainly wasn't in my post.. If you thought that I am truly sorry for you misinterpretation! John did ask about any other type systems that prompted my response to him. Si...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: True Fire Ignition

John, You asked if there was another system available.... Yes, your in Luck. Of course there is the original mag and coils with Ford Timer and most recently both the I Timer, mentioned above, or the E Timer both made by Mike Kossor. You didn't tell us if your Mag was not operating. I have no idea no...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60th Montana 500 Started
Replies: 6
Views: 925

60th Montana 500 Started

Second day of the 2020 Montana 500 is now well underway with 4 cars out. Here is a link to some results and videos made by Mike Robison. http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/montana500/indexnonrefresh.html Unfortunately I had to return home after reaching Idaho Falls and getting a phone call that my wife...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Re-conditioner
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: New Day Timer Re-conditioner

HOLLY Cow if you need 60 grit you'll need a new timer almost... We carry a container with soapy water and a drill motor with Very fine paper to POLISH the contacts during the Montana last year. It's surprising how much difference it a makes the car run better after a quick polish. 600, 800 or 1200.....
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto battery charger
Replies: 20
Views: 2545

Re: Magneto battery charger

Bob, You want to show us how you hooked up that isolation transformer on that grounded leg? Sounds very interesting.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 2597

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

Funky Tread pattern
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommendations for rebuilding coils
Replies: 18
Views: 2380

Re: Recommendations for rebuilding coils

Several local guys here have had Erik Larson rebuild their coils and have all been super pleased with the performance. Adjusting them with the latest electronic device like the ECCT will allow the coils to all fire at the same amount of time for smoother and better performance. I would look to have ...
by SurfCityGene
Mon May 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nursery
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Nursery

Wow what beautiful spot for a picture of your T!! I have in-laws that live close to you there. I hope Dick Lodge sees this post.
by SurfCityGene
Sun May 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new I timer
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: The new I timer

Charles, I am sure if you installed the I Timer on your car you would be thrilled with it's continued superb performance with no need for cleaning or oiling. I know that the cleaning and greasing or sanding the contacts in the timer is one of the joys of driving a stock model T. We do that with ever...
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

A couple of years ago now, I had a leak in that area and patched it with Ultra Black just like I had repaired a freeze crack on the side of the block. still holding leak free.
by SurfCityGene
Mon May 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone in Fl know jjlissa10@gmail with a '24 T
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Anyone in Fl know jjlissa10@gmail with a '24 T

This Gish auto Oiler is Real popular!! I received another call from a different Florida guy named Bobby justing wanting to buy my parts since he had seen it in the Magneto News, our Long Beach T monthly flyer. This guy claimed to be a past member! Same MO scam with him sending a cashiers check and a...
by SurfCityGene
Sat May 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone in Fl know jjlissa10@gmail with a '24 T
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Anyone in Fl know jjlissa10@gmail with a '24 T

Received unusual text concerning a Gish auto oiler system that I have advertised on the Long Beach Magneto News. After the usual what condition and bottom dollar price He offered the standard "I'll send a check and my shipper will pick it up after check clears" I have sold and given a few things to ...
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 2100

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

Ya Jerry your right. You made me recall a near tragic incident a few years ago during the Montana 500 during the last leg of the day and it was a Terrible cross wind coming back on the Interstate. A T going down a good hill with a turn bearing to the left at full speed when a nut came off and the ca...
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 2100

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

Oh Oh another guy wants to use some special wood for making spokes for his Model T that he'll just drive a little around town on side streets for a parade. You mention the famed Ralph Ricks, RDR RIP. I'm sure he's not in peace right now since he did many extensive tests of wood spokes. Yes, you were...
by SurfCityGene
Sun May 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 3564

Re: We lost another one

I'm shocked and saddened to hear this news.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 2144

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

You can use leather for a rod bearing replacement to get back home if your traveling back to Canada from the States. :lol:
by SurfCityGene
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 8002

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Great News and seems like amazing potential for everyone!

Thanks guys
by SurfCityGene
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Webinar

I watched it on my laptop computer with monitor. It's running the old Windows 97 but had no problems simply clicking on the icons to load Zoom and it came right on after the log on info. Tony, I enjoyed the tour of your shop. I now have a new appreciation of professional shows on TV like the musical...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 8002

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

100% Count me in Mike! I know some others not here on the Form that would also want to joint.

Thanks
by SurfCityGene
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

Maybe not the best of choices.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: From the "why do I do this stuff?" department - new Stromberg OF idle jets
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: From the "why do I do this stuff?" department - new Stromberg OF idle jets

Beautiful job Scott. Did you make any improvements? I know that would be next to impossible since I run an OF!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: In car Mag recharge
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: In car Mag recharge

Sorry if my post was not clear about where to find Tom's procedure. Here is a link to that thread: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/528397.html. I believe some search engines find different advertisements than others. Hate that If you've been looking for a compass and wondering where to p...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: In car Mag recharge
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: In car Mag recharge

Farmer Jerry, Search Google MTFCA Tom Carnegie for a very simple detailed method for charging the magnets in the car. Tom is one of the smartest/experienced guys and has researched his method extensively. Multiple Montana 500 winner proves his method as well.

Philip's advice is spot on!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 -1913 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: 1912 -1913 engine

Ya but Joe, My '12 #12699X block has the numbers located lower right behind and about even with the inlet bolt hole.. I have another later block #156xxx with the numbers above the inlet?
by SurfCityGene
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

Those are the BEST Fittings and a Nice job forming the lines!!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 -1913 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: 1912 -1913 engine

I'd be very certain that's it's a 1912 because of having only One Vertical gusset going up inside above the rear main bearing. I don't know when they started using 2 but most of the 13's and all later I have seen have two. Looks like a very salvageable block without any noticeable freeze cracks!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1931

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Long time user of Jim Guinn's Cottonwood bands and I really like them. I've driven them a lot of miles on some pretty long tours. They do not require much adjustment but of course that may depend on driving habits. Many guys believe that the Kevlar will damage your drums because of overheating but p...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?

I'll never have another narrow trailer with wheels on the outside BUT That trailer with high top is certainly a deal at that price and SO much better for your T trailering in wind and bad weather. My thought is the wide trailers offer so much more inside and the width is the same except for the mirr...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Tired of sitting around

Another perfect spot for a dab of the famous Ultra Black!!! You don't want those caps rattling around and messing up the paint.
by SurfCityGene
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Hate to say it Dan but I disagree with your comment about the permatex. In my opinion after 50 years they have made some real improvements and the Ultra Black is one of them. The #1 and #2 were great products but most find many advantages to either the Right Stuff or my preference the Ultra Black fo...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

What a Deal... Only 65 bucks each! They should seal leak free for that amount!
by SurfCityGene
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Spark Plug adapters

You could just drill and tap to the pipe threads. A 1/2 - 14 tap would require a 23/32 drill.
by SurfCityGene
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2388

Re: Tire questions

Performance Tire located on Cherry in Long Beach is a supporter of the Model Club. The Long Beach club has helped them out with their Thanksgiving charity event in recent years. I have purchased from them and also Lucas which is very close as well. The tubes from Lucas are the absolute best deal of ...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 9650

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Wow, Very interesting thread and sure brings back some great memories of the early days and the ladder threads. Good to hear names of past members of the likes of Reid and others. I believe he did a spark plug test of sorts. When talking about the old days of the Forums I always have to tell about h...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Wood Wheels

Larry, Please tell us what happened to your wheel. You might just prevent someone else from the same or worse incident!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: I Timer

Nice pictures but after 10,000 miles or more that I Timer will look and still be performing just like new. I like the Andersons but have wore out two of them and it's Very difficult to get the cylinder timing correct. The cover must be centered and the bending of the tabs is critical. Then comes the...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: I Timer

Robert, You might also ask about any problems with the ETimer as well cause I believe you'll find very few id\f anybody that has had a problem with either timers.
I know several guys that have the ETimers that will never give them up because of the super performance they get with no maintenance
by SurfCityGene
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Re: 12V battery

Larry, I keep my 12V battery charged up with my Mag using a diode and light bulb charger.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 4460

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Mack, Yes The seal with a spring is designed for low pressure. You can look at Harwal Rotary Shaft Oil Seals. after the size the "ADL" designation is with a seal and a dust lip. It is a VBR which means Viton Black Rubber. On their site you can search the different sizes and the 30 50 05 works on mos...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 4756

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

Scot and Mack, Don't be upset when the little chubby kid tells you that he loves candy cause its sweet but you still suck on the cough drops and mumble about it. I know I have posted several times about leaks and seals because I've had great success and seen my advice work for others. I've tried the...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mr Frugal meet your match-Video
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Mr Frugal meet your match-Video

What model sewing machine is that? Looks like an old Singer. I have a friend that needs one like that.
by SurfCityGene
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 4460

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Use a 30 X 50 X 05 AO - VBR modern seal on the outside glued on with Ultra Black for a leakfree crankshaft. If your engine is in the car you can not replace the stock seal. this seal is very thin and will fit between most crank pulleys and the block with no interference! You may also install it like...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 4129

Re: bicycle speedometer

Here's my light shedding for ya.... You said you already have an older GPS and need something cheap. The reason you don't use it in your T being simply a mounting issue. I would suggest considering the many benefits of the GPS besides just a speedo. Depending on your model there are several good opt...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

FWIW I have the same cracks in my '12 block. They have been there about 3 or 4 years ago and so far have not changed or affected performance. I have the hard seats like Mike. It'd be on the list of things to fix during the next major O/H
by SurfCityGene
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: wood spokes

Chris, When you get your rims back from George and Before you mount the tires make sure you do not have any run out!! Just mount on the spindle and rotate the wheel with a pointer fixed near the rim. If you do you'll never be satisfied with your new wheels. Art Wilson and I had to demount and true u...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Education on Warford transmissiion needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1953

Re: Education on Warford transmissiion needed

Mike, Let us know what you think after your ride. I can't imagine anyone would want to trade a Warford three speed for a Ruxtell. You should be able to get the driveshaft and rods like others have said since he'll need to replace those? The shifting does take a bit of practice like an old standard t...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

Mark, Make sure to take advantage of your radiator replacement to inspect/change/install new modern seals in you timing cover! ALSO it's the perfect time to install a lip seal on the front of your crankshaft!!! Google "MTFCA modern crankshaft seal Gene Carrothers" and you'll find lots of info and pi...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: wood spokes

I feel Ralph Ricks, RDR - RIP, rolling over in his grave. After his incident he did a lot of research and testing of spokes. While the oak looks very nice he found they are inferior to Hickory for use in a Model T wheel. The problem with running oak spokes on a parade car is that someday another dri...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a engine re-builder in the Los Angeles area/
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Looking for a engine re-builder in the Los Angeles area/

Chris, there are several options here in Orange County at the Model T club or with the Long Beach club. If you have not attended one of our meeting I invite you to check them out this month! Orange County meets on the First Tuesday and Long Beach meets on the First Thursday. Let me know if you'd nee...