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by rnkugel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1862

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

My 2 cents on the use of Thermocure. I used it on my speedster last winter per the instructions. Worked great in cleaning out the block. What came out was quite interesting. However, I have a Livingston, honeycomb radiator, and though the Thermocure did its job in busting up the rust into very fine ...
by rnkugel
Thu May 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 5652

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Flushed a very plugged up radiator. About 4 hours of water on and off through both ends.
by rnkugel
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 7446

Re: Speedsters

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My 1926 Speedster. RAJO OHV head, Rayfiled UF carb, Livingston radiator.
by rnkugel
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Rajo-head questions

Anton-
I got a NOS gasket for my C-35 head from Olson's Gasket in Washington.
Phone: 360-871-1207
Not cheap, but if want original he's the only place I found.
Good luck
by rnkugel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Rajo-head questions

I have the same head on my 26 Speedster. Anyone have a good way to get to the 5 bolts that are behind the exhaust/intake manifold for a re-torque? I have a very expensive NOS copper gasket and would hate to remove the manifold for re-torque. Thanks
by rnkugel
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1845

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

Note single port intake. That is on the low end of RAJO heads. I have a RAJO on my speedster that has the 2 port intake. Also the top end RAJO head would have exhaust on the opposite side. Not questioning the 100 mph claim, but think it is possible. I feed my RAJO with a Rayfield UF carb and run a d...
by rnkugel
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing wishbone support
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Installing wishbone support

Thanks guys. Just need to get it painted then installed. I do have some castle nuts that may work. We'll see. Happy New Year.
by rnkugel
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing wishbone support
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Installing wishbone support

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Purchased a wishbone support for my 15 Touring. Any tips on installing, or is it as easy as it appears.
Thanks
by rnkugel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

Re: RAJO head questions

My C-35 head has a lot more "meat" between the plug holes and bottom. Just saying.
by rnkugel
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 2188

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Whatever tires you decide to buy, check out Summit Racing. All orders over $100 is free shipping all the time. Yes they do carry a number of tires for Ts. Got two sets of Universals (plus flaps and tubes) from them the last couple of years.
by rnkugel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1594

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

I have run both the Motorcraft F11 and Autolite 3095 in both my Ts. The F11 just seems to run a little better than the 3095. At least in my Ts. Both cost about the same.
by rnkugel
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not for sale just an OF to look at
Replies: 12
Views: 1982

Re: Not for sale just an OF to look at

Stan-
My Rayfield still looks great after a few years. Thanks
by rnkugel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

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I have been polishing brass for a long time. This is the best stuff I have found since Tarnite was discontinued.
by rnkugel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Status of New Fuel Tanks
Replies: 22
Views: 2638

Re: Status of New Fuel Tanks

Couple months back I too was in search for a round tank. Called all the normal "big" vendors with the same response...get in line. Then I called Bob's out of Rockford. The answer I got was music to my ears...sure we got plenty. 3 days later I was installing my new tank. Thank goodness the old one on...
by rnkugel
Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-torque of RAJO head
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Re-torque of RAJO head

Thanks Steve. I will take your advise.
by rnkugel
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-torque of RAJO head
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re-torque of RAJO head

I recently put the RAJO head back on the motor and ran it twice for about 15 minutes each (on jack stands) in the shop. My question is, when I go to re-torque the head bolts, should I do this cold or after allowing motor to come to temp? I'm going to 45 ft lbs as a final setting. Thanks
by rnkugel
Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 3342

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

For the first time ever my 15 did not want to start this Spring. After checking everything, I decided it might be a spec of something in the carb. Though I had starting fluid handy, I decided to pour a small amount of gas into no. 1 cylinder. A roll or two and she came to life. I would use starting ...
by rnkugel
Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Neat Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: Neat Photo

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Here is the 1913 my dad was restoring before he passed away.
by rnkugel
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 4276

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

The "cap" I am referring to is the one to the left in your picture (on the axle tube). Not the cap for the grease cup.
by rnkugel
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 4276

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

Can you use the cap from the one you removed (or extra one laying around)? I use a number of the zerk kind and have never seen one with a post in it. Also, do you pull the cap and fill the cavity completely? I usually just give it a couple of pumps from the gun.
by rnkugel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery cable size
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Battery cable size

I have read to run 1 gauge wire for my 6 volt system. However, 1 gauge is tough to find locally. I can find 2 gauge easy enough. Is anyone running 2 gauge? How does it work for you? I have been running 4 gauge, but the starter still lacks. The starter has been rebuilt. Thanks
by rnkugel
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 2260

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

I would be all in favor of having the option for a digital copy of the magazine. Many years back the NRA made the switch for a digital option, which I did. A digital copy gives me many options when it comes to saving, labeling, printing, etc. My vote would be to offer this option.
by rnkugel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3789

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

Maybe one other note. I do not put cover on radiator after use. I wait until the next day so it can cool down.
by rnkugel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3789

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

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Greg-
This is what I have. I do have 14 headlamps, that's why those covers look bigger than for a 15 headlamp.
by rnkugel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3789

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

Greg- Yes I have them for radiator and all my lights. Mine are a light canvas on outside and flannel lined on inside. I think the canvas is just "old school". I know MACS sells a set, but is for up to a 1914 so it also includes a cover for the carbide generator. Don't know if you need that or not. Y...
by rnkugel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3789

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

I have a complete set of cotton/canvas covers for all my brass parts. 1915 Touring. They work great in prolonging a nice polish job. When my dad owned the car and living on the East coast of Florida, I was impressed on how long the brass looked good. Sets or individual covers can be purchased at the...
by rnkugel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bent wire spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Bent wire spokes

What is the best way to straighten wire spokes? I would like to try to do myself without a big investment into having someone else do. Thanks
by rnkugel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Kingston Carb For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Kingston Carb For Sale

This is sold. Thanks Rich.
by rnkugel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 9669

Re: Lets see your Speedster

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1926 RAJO Speedster. 8 valve, C-35 Rajo head, Livingston radiator, Rayfield UF carb.
by rnkugel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Kingston Carb For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Kingston Carb For Sale

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Have a Kingston carb for sale. Ran on my speedster before replacing with a Rayfield.
Asking $85.00 plus postage.
Thanks
by rnkugel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 719

For Sale

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Have a Kingston carb for sale. Ran on my speedster before replacing with a Rayfield.
Asking $85.00 plus postage.
Thanks
by rnkugel
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Livingston radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Livingston radiator

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Trying get an estimate on the year of my Livingston radiator. Any info would be appreciated.