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by SurfCityGene
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 309

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: 487

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: 882

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: 477

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: 14
Views: 557

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: 299

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: 861

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: 5573

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: 815

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 743

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: 2386

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: 2566

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: 1024

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: 2386

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: 1753

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: 802

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: 815

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: 666

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: 916

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: 1002

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: 364

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...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1573

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Rusty, The answer to your question is an ETimer! If you haven't heard of or researched Mike Kossor's ETimer then many of us here believe you'll be very pleasantly surprised. I think it is exactly what you are looking for? You can keep your old coil boxes so they sounds like operating coils but will ...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bay Area Tour to be repeated!
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: 2020 Bay Area Tour to be repeated!

We're most looking forward to driving the Torpedo over the Golden Gate bridge! See you there.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

Big, Snoop is a leak detection liquid made by the Nupro company. It comes in a small bottle with a dispensing tube coiled inside so when you squeeze out the liquid you don't get any bubbles. The liquid is a surfactant so when it is applied over an area you want to check for a leak you see bubbles. o...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 5054

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Glen and Dave, Garrett Green and I want to say THANKS! We took a run out to Chaffins to pick up some things that we might need someday and came home with a nice collection of parts and at a great price as well. Now is the time for a wise Model Ter to take a look at their car and Glens catalog and ma...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

Roger, Yes, Please be more specific about where your crack is. If you need more info about using the Right Stuff or Ultra Black please let me know. I don't think you will be successful trying any type of stop leak in the radiator but am sure that the typical freeze crack in the T block can be fixed ...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

You will find that the Permatex Ultra Black will work very well. It cures to a very durable and tough rubber like material. The epoxies and JB weld are too brittle and will not flex with the engine temps. My repairs have now lasted several years. Super clean the surface of any oil. I sort of cheated...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Hey Steven, Maybe that's exactly why Tony was given the Rosenthal Award last year! I bet your not the only guy he has helped..
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Bill, You might also check how much spring tension is on the levers. My quadrant is a lot like yours on the throttle side cause I guess I drive it too often-hard or play with the gas too much? I'm making a friction block to install on the throttle and spark rods so I can keep the idle running at the...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Thanks to Tony for his help his expert Help!
I agree with Steve J and Scott C, It should be a 5 minute job to bend and set the timer rod to the correct timing position. Once set no one will have to remember to place the spark lever to some off standard position.

Did someone say this is a RHD car??
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Since you changed to a different timer I would be suspect of the timing. Check that again. You said the car runs fine once it gets started so I would rule out gas supply is the problem. The carb setting could be suspect.... My "12 hand crank car always starts great EXCEPT if it gets flooded I then h...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1827

Re: Model T Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21

Our reservations are made and we'll see everyone on Sunday!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1497

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Ya Kirk, it was cold here too and we had snow also but up in the mountains above Pasadena. So Beautiful.... Was a really great day lots of cars. I got to the parking lot early. Since we were at a county park there were a lot of other modern cars there but everyone found a place to park.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1497

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Looks like I have an empty seat tomorrow if anyone is interested?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: Dubatt's crank

I have a DuBats crank in my '12 with an early pan and would not ever change it out for a later one! That Narrow nose adds a minimum of 2 miles per hour!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1827

Re: Model T and Brass Era Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21, 2020

Eric, You know it's very possible you might get sick on the HME and be well enough for a little Vintage Wine?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1497

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

CHRIS... If you need a hand or some help PLEASE let me know!!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1497

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Well the creck is pretty high after last night but the Torpedo will ford it at the old crossing and somehow be there one more time! I remember the last I was there with Stan Howe and it started raining right when we pulled into the gate! it'll be cle4ar for the tour as always... I hope, See you ther...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

Which ever source you use make sure to take Tom's advice about insulating your connection at the mag post!! Some protection from the batteries is also good advice. Seems like there are plenty of Welders readily available as compared to a bunch of 6 or big 12 V batteries and a bunch of cables. I doub...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

I'm surprised no one has told you to read Tom Carnegie's post about charging your mag in the car! Here's a link: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/528397.html Tom has a many years of knowledge and experience and is many times winner of the Montana 500. Check out his procedure or search man...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 190
Views: 9866

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I can't believe our Forum rules prevent anyone from joining into the discussion about a related project such as this to share experience and knowledge to others working on such a project! I find that this type of ruling would be against the very reason we have such a forum and place to share experie...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?

Sorry Mark, I was just thru there a several weeks ago but it's too cold now. Dean Yoder is not too far from there?
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubat's cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Dubat's cranks

I've been running one since they first came out and really would be interested in another one if you come across another, Joe?
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?

That's one for your Bucket List if you've never been there. Our clubs have made the trip to Yuma a couple of times and is always more to see each time!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?

I thought it was important after I copied some of Terry Horlicks dam designs for my car to drill some small oil return lines at the bottom of each dam. This allows the oil to flow back into the sump after the engine is turned off. I think it also aids in preventing any sediment build up.
by SurfCityGene
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Mark, How about letting us Locals know where that mural is at as well?

Very Cool
by SurfCityGene
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 3348

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I hope many of you opened the link posted by Ray, AKA 3 Pedal Dancer, referring to the picture RDR, Ralph Ricks, posted back in 2011. Even years before his passing the many testimonies and praise of HH was evident. There's also some more cool pictures of that run home down the 605 of Lucky 7 taken f...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 3348

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Ray, Was that picture you posted of HH driving Lucky 7 taken on the 605?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 3348

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I talked with HH at our last T club meeting in November, our "assigned" seats were together in the front row. We all knew he had some issues but that didn't stop him from giving some advice about changing tires to everyone. My two most memorable times with HH driving his Lucky 7 and me with my '12 T...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Guinn wood bands, new set narrow
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Guinn wood bands, new set narrow

That's a real deal and some super great bands!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1664

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Kerry, I have always found it Much easier to get the tire with the stem inserted in the rim on the bottom if the wheel is on the car and then work around both sides to the top. It would be extremely hard to get the stem inserted thru the hole of the 3" or even the 3 1/2" rim after both beads are in ...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1664

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Larry, Bring that tire and rim over to Wilmington Instrument tomorrow where several of the LBMTC will be meeting and I'll mount that tire for you! This is close to you on 332 Fries Ave. in Wilmington. I'll bring my motorcycle tire irons. It's a Holiday Social and hey will be calibrating our torque w...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool

Check out the new one that Mike Kossor has available now
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: I'm Thankful

Just another guy here that's more than Extra Thankful this season. Some of you may remember one of my earlier posts when I warned about the danger of airing up our Clincher tires. I'm extremely thankful this year that I wasn't injured or Killed when a clincher tire on a demountable rim that I had ju...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: License Plates

Wow very nice, I wouldn't be afraid to leave them on my car with the original plate in the tool box in case of the Very unlikely event a jerk cop wanted to give you a hard time for such new looking plates. YMMV
by SurfCityGene
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Driving on "Battery"

John, You have the perfect time to get an ETimer and then your car will run better than what you were experiencing before your mag quit. I'm surprised no one else has offered that fix for you. Richard offered the conversion to a distributor which was a common solution for a inop mag but the ETimer m...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1377

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Allan, Great idea inserting a shim!!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1497

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Steve, I am sure we can find you a ride with one of our local Orange County or Long Beach guys. There is always several cars attending the tour.
I'm not sure of my plans this year but for sure I wouldn't miss it. Will keep you posted. Send me your contact info
by SurfCityGene
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Warford Question

Beaver, I've looked at those gears several times. I've seen a good number of Warfords and I would not have any problems running those gears from what I can see. You'll find a wide range in price for the bearings all of which are available EXCEPT the small center cone bearing, Treat it like Gold. I r...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim

Hey Jeff, Tim O'Gorman is looking for a spare rim for his car. I gave him a good tire for a spare. See him tonight
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Thanks for posting the pictures of RDR (Ralph Ricks). That 77 was my favorite of the many changes RDR did to his car / Picup as he called them. He had a very unique vocabulary. The car still resides on Old Pirate Lane and in his Son, Ross Ricks's, possession. It's now a pea green color and sporting ...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish

I use a funnel so I don't spill any and found a gasket so the radiator cap doesn't leak. pretty much solved any spill problems I had. A towel around the top of the radiator when filling is a good thing too. It does take a bit of work when a spill happens and I've never found a type that doesn't. I a...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Mike, Yes, I thought about your tires after that.

I inspected the tire and remounted it back on the rim and the car. Drove it today and all is good at 55PSI.

I did have flash back thoughts when standing next to it though..
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

This was the 10th Custom Classic tube that I have mounted in a tire this year and all with no problems. Of course the ones we have here locally could very well be from a different batch. I can't accept the tube as being a cause but I could see the possibility, however remote, of Jeff's idea. I feel ...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Here's what I found after some research and thinking about my safety procedures. Of course there is an OSHA regulation and some good info there. The tube was a new Custom Classic made in India for size tires from 30 X 3, 30 X 3 1/2 and 31 X 4. These feel very heavy and look very well made. I've used...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Many have said and I agree "I'd rather be Lucky than Good!" Well I had a very scary thing happen to me today and I'm darn glad I was the Lucky one!! Now this was not my first time playing around clincher tires. Many of you know I've had my '12 Torpedo for more years than I can remember and it runs 3...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Thanks for posting the reminder of my best friend and neighbor. I recently thought of him when reading the posts about towing a T. He advocated towing on all fours and of course his warnings about oak spokes still abound. My favorite RDR subject was about Model T brakes which caused me to make and i...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

If Mike has made a new anything I want to know about it so if anyone knows what it is Please let us know!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1389

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

I've done it a couple of times on my '12 and it's way better that pulling the engine. It's not that bad really, for me is when I get under the car I always forget something and it's out of reach. A major thing to consider is your own hand and finger dexterity and finger size!! If you have extra larg...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

Mike, Thanks, If there are no freeze cracks or repairs so common on many T blocks this would increase the value quite a bit.
by SurfCityGene
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1876

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

Mike,
Could you post a picture of the inside of this engine showing the rear main bearing mounting. I'd like to see the underside of casting at the rear from the Inside looking towards the rear. Specifically looking for a single gusset under the rear main or a double gusset.

Thanks.
by SurfCityGene
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Home made electronic timer

Mindless, make sure you run plenty of grease inside that timer like originals. Watch out for infringing on the "Big Company's" patent rights or the lawyers will have fun. Did you disable your magneto? Looks pretty Cool!! Smarter than the ave. T!!
by SurfCityGene
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Natural finish on wood wheels

Here's my advice, You get what you pay for like with automotive paints. The Sikkens products are top quality the Minwax is lesser. At the boat yard supply store or online you can find Sterling products which has a two part clear enamel U1006 and a brushing thinner U2965 which I have used with nice r...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2304

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Sort of like Sheldon, I clicked on this worried about some TRagIETY you had that maybe I could offer some help.

Sorry I don't have a extra gas cap for you but maybe could offer some plastic wrap and a couple of rubber bands if you need them till you find one?
by SurfCityGene
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

Just to keep the beat going on... I have been very interested in reading each and every post with great interest. Thanks to each. I was also happy to see that nobody was getting beat over their posting! Jeff. I'm not totally sold on those needle bearings as being better than the original bushings. I...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

OH OH, Another Brass Polish that I haven't tried... I do wonder if it can be any better than my favorite Mothers Billet, Prism, Blue Magic or for dirty brass the Bright Boy?
by SurfCityGene
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

Dave, Tell us some more about your adventure with the T. What kind of timer, average speeds and roads did you use? how often and what service did you do during your trip. What would you do different next time. Did you have a high compression head, overdrive or aftermarket carb? I'm sure others are i...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

I don't often look into the Classifieds just because it's another click and I guess I'm too lazy. I do know that I have made purchases from the old Forum just because I saw something as I looked thru the threads. It's also sad that some discussions are prevented because of the recent anti advertisin...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.

I would not have a Model T without a Warford! Well almost and especially a TT so I've heard. After lots of miles I can tell you that a little grinding noise when trying to shift has not hurt any of the teeth. I'm really amazed at the condition of the gears. They surely are made of some good stuff!
by SurfCityGene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

Like I've posted before a product that I've found that works very well on very tarnished brass which is made for that purpose is called Brite Boy. I get it at the janitorial supply places. There are many chemicals that could be used to strip the surface but they also may not be the best to use on yo...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

That'll work fine but like was mentioned before you'll have a real fun time getting it off maybe with the studs. Yes you will get a bit more squeeze on that gasket. Some guy I know prefer studs if they don't have a firewall issue. I don't think its needed with proper length bolts and our high compre...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 3266

Re: Napa tour - bummer

Ouch, It's a bummer after all that work it should have a lasted many many thousands of miles. Do you have any idea of what clearance was set up for the triple gear pins. I have read several different opinions of what the correct/workable clearance is. I see Dan M posted a comment and he would surely...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 3451

Re: LED Headlights

I checked into some of the BA15D LEDs but the do require a good reflector behind the bulb to work properly. Luckily I contacted the help line before I placed my order.
by SurfCityGene
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Tommy, Right across the street from the S/S Model T that Bob mentioned is the Ford Bar. When I was there it was raining pretty hard of course but I still was able to sit in the Touring and get a couple of pictures.
by SurfCityGene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: oil seal

Philip, Did you ever get this info about your crank seal that you requested??
by SurfCityGene
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: oil seal

How much clearance do you have? Yes, some of the seals are a bit thicker in construction than others and some cars have more clearance. I just measured the SEAL thickness on one I have used and it is 0.210"! That's pretty thin and should be OK unless your pulley or crank is a bit different. This is ...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 3382

Re: Inner Tubes

Not sure how long ago all you guys got your Lucas tubes that were so bad but the 4 I got back before Fathers Day looked great, very heavy, solidly made and have not leaked any air!

At 15 Bucks they seemed like a steal! I guess YMMV?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 3382

Re: Inner Tubes

Larry, Just go over to Lucas and the ones I recently bought from him looked and felt very nice. I bought 4 new ones and we put them on the Montana 500 racer for this years race and they have been performing very good so far. They're only $15 bucks instead of lots more for others!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Wow, What a great adventure. Thanks for your story and pictures!! Don't stop there
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Repair wood wheels

Dave Seiler down here in SoCal does super great work but I don't think he does the early wood fellow wheels I had the wheels done by George Garrigan in Sonora who advertises in the VF. You might call or PM me if you'd like to discuss how nice my wheels came out.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 2452

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

The best idea I've seen for these type grease cups is to install a modern Zerk fitting inside the cup. It sure does make greasing the T a simple task. It's important to grease that U joint often..
by SurfCityGene
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1832

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Fatman, The easiest, quickest, polish for tarnished brass I have found after trying every polish know to man is Brite Boy! I buy it by the gallon at the janitorial supply store BUT it doesn't give the best deep luster that all brass lovers look for. After a quick cleaning/polish with the Brite Boy I...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were there other Montana 500 pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Were there other Montana 500 pics

Here's the link to the Best "The Montana 500" site for lots of pictures and videos plus other info and links:

https://themontana500.wordpress.com/

If you Google The Montana 500 you have to look for the one that has WORDPRESS in the address. This is the one that is Current and Up to Date.

Enjoy
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: City driving
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: City driving

You both know I prefer the freeways here in SoCal most of the time. Here's Why: No cross traffic, No signal lights to turn from Yellow to Red, No soccer Moms to cut in front of you to stop in a McD's, Many times our freeway speeds are below 30! Of course I like driving my car with the Warford O/D cl...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

I used a piece of 4" flexible metal dryer hose cut in half to fit over the pipe as a heat shield. It was easy to form and wire in place.
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Removing wheel bearing race.
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Help Removing wheel bearing race.

Any kind of a weld on that bearing race will let it fall out!. That's the only way to get them out of a blind hole like in the top cover of a gear box. Done it many many times. Amazing!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: Shift knob in transmission

You didn't say what size the knob was? That may make a difference where you look. I like the camera option..
Good Luck. IN THE MEAN TIME, PUT THE COVER BACK ON!!! Take the key out as well.