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by david_dewey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 3796

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

I bought some brass channel a few years ago, cut it to fit my frame, then used a Caswell Brush Plating kit to nickel plate it (after I polished the brass) and it came out great. Haven't installed it yet, so no idea how long it will last, but it IS nickel plating, and I put it on "thick" so it should...
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2216

Re: Bakersfield 2021

Who has room for Dewars after a dinner at Wool Growers???? BUT! I LIKE your thinking! :D
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Horn

We have established that it is a motor driven horn, so let's help him with that and not with what "should" be there. Motor driven "Klaxons" make sound by striking a "tit" on the diaphragm, they usually turn a wavy washer on the motor shaft to do this. The diaphragm must have paper gaskets, one each ...
by david_dewey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: New Langs catalog came today

"Thick and just as much fun as the Sears Christmas catalog"
Well. . . .ALMOST--Now if they had American Flyer electric trains in their catalog, it would be!!
by david_dewey
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 or 27 roadster I found today
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: 26 or 27 roadster I found today

That's a modern repop of a Model A horn, not worth much at all.
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 899

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

Lloyd came home today! He's doing very well in the healing stuff, in fact staff said that he "walks too fast." Doing better than some younger folks they've had. So now to keep him from over-doing!
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:51 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

Lloyd made it home today! He's doing very well in the healing mode. The staff said he was "walking too fast." and he's healing faster than younger patients they have had. Good news! Now to keep him from over-doing!
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2216

Re: Bakersfield 2021

I'm probably not a good "sample person"-- we go to Bakersfield when we ca; when I was working my work schedule usually ruined my attendance, now it's more of the budget than anything, so every other year is about it. I don't really need a lot of stuff, so I go to drool over all the neat stuff that s...
by david_dewey
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

that Wurlitzer organ Terry H mentioned is now in the State Theatre in Oroville. I'm almost finished with the installation, with much help from David Moreno, who installed it in the Museum. It brought quite a few folks into the museum, but new director couldn't see why a car museum should have an org...
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1243

Re: Lost a tooth!

Terry,
As I understand it, "Running fit" means on each side of the shaft, so that would be .002 on each side, or measured the way we like to do it, .004 total difference. At least that's what I've been told!
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T Story
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Interesting Model T Story

Wayne is describing something that is rather common around Grass Valley. Linda's Dad's place, on Margaret Lane, had that limitation in his deed too. A few years ago a company tried to restart that mine, but ran into environmental problems with disposing of the water that had filled the mine. My prop...
by david_dewey
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:32 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

He's out of surgery, was a 5 way bypass with carotid artery too, and they said he's doing very well. Now to try to keep him from doing stuff he's not supposed to do for a while!! (like work on the Ts).
by david_dewey
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

When you polish the edge, the plastic almost disappears. A little oil on the edge also helps.
by david_dewey
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 899

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

Just talked to Maxine, Lloyd's wife, he's doing fine, coming out of the 'fog'--it went well, was a 5 way bypass & carotid arteries. I hope to talk to him tomorrow night.
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

I had a local shop cut mine--haven't installed it yet, but one thing I did when I got the glass home was to put masking tape on sides next to the open edges (the edges that face each other when the windshield is assembled)h. I then use Wet n Dry sandpaper wet to smooth out and polish that visible ed...
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 255

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

I just posted this on the main forum, but just in case it is considered "off topic" I will also post it here. Just found out my T friend Lloyd Hansen, who has driven Ts all his life and has some great projects around his place (besides helping me out bunches with my T) is going to have a 4-way bypas...
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 899

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

Just found out my T friend Lloyd Hansen, who has driven Ts all his life and has some great projects around his place (besides helping me out bunches with my T) is going to have a 4-way bypass and carotid artery bypass tomorrow morning (Friday). Had no idea he was this blocked--blocked enough the hos...
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 846

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

Ah, but a roadster top and a touring top are very different in the "cuts" so try to look at tourings only!
by david_dewey
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show Me Your Chevy Disc Wheel Setup!
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Show Me Your Chevy Disc Wheel Setup!

Easy, put them on a Chevy!!
:)
Couldn't resist--Happy New Years!
by david_dewey
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 846

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

in many ways the top covering job itself is simple, in other ways it is not. The pads must be made separately to the top covering. You need to set the top bows in position and lock them there, then you can measure and make everything. Once the top bows are secure, and the pads in place use some chea...
by david_dewey
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Re: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?

Do check the bolt holes to make certain there isn't "crud" in the holes keeping the bolts from tightening.
by david_dewey
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Happy (almost) New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

I plan on replacing the wood in Barney's body. That's the big major project. Of course, while the body is off the frame, I will likely go through the mechanicals too, but the big push is to do the body wood. Since it's a '25 there is a bit less wood to do than the earlier models!
by david_dewey
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

Well, I can say from experience that Larry is a great guy, and an asset to our T community!
Hmm, thought I'd write more, but that really says it all.
by david_dewey
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1211

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

Hmm, my second car was a '39 Ch**y town sedan (still have my first car, a '30 Model A sport Coupe), but Linda couldn't see over the dash, so we replaced it with a '46 Ch**y business coupe, which turned out to be one of the first 300 '46s made and is now in Italy (which explains all the '41 trim part...
by david_dewey
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1359

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Hi Stan, Hope you have a great birthday! Hope the heat is on in the shop too. . . . I will help celebrate your birthday by working on the Theatre Pipe Organ here. A long project that is almost finished!!! Then I can work on Ts and other stuff, including a player grand piano--I can't make music like ...
by david_dewey
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Craftsman 919.15624 Paint Sprayer for T Chassis?
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Craftsman 919.15624 Paint Sprayer for T Chassis?

That Sears gun will spray automotive paint, but a pressurized pot gun takes some getting used to as it can put out more paint than one normally sprays. YES you filter the paint! any "lumps" will mess up the paint gun, and your finish too. Practice with primer, but know that finish paint goes on diff...
by david_dewey
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Susan's retirement day is December 17th !!
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Susan's retirement day is December 17th !!

Congratulations Susan, hope it is a great time, you will be missed!
by david_dewey
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: headlight lense for sale

He also has a pair of "one of a kind" Chinese Foo Dog bookends for $500--"antique" he says, but they look exactly like the ones we sell at the Chinese Temple gift shop that I think wholesale at around $4 a pair. Of course I could be wrong, and they could be the "real thang" but I doubt it! "There is...
by david_dewey
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 49 year old collection of "T" parts
Replies: 44
Views: 4086

Re: For Sale 49 year old collection of "T" parts

well Dennis, one would have to admit: You're the tops!
Sadly your collection is too far away from me, & the wife doesn't like the idea of moving. . . .
by david_dewey
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Milt Webb

So sorry to hear this. He will be missed by many. And yes, he was legendary!
by david_dewey
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bands wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Bands wanted

In almost any other forum, "Bands wanted" would be met with; Brass? Rock? Country? Garage?
here it's, wood? "cotton? Scandinavian? Kevlar?
by david_dewey
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beginner frame riveting.
Replies: 37
Views: 2687

Re: Beginner frame riveting.

What worries me is your description of the riveting tool going "other places." The spring is only there to keep the tool in the hammer while it is not in use. Do NOT press the trigger until the tool is firmly on the end of the rivet and being held tightly. Then you push the trigger, and it should ha...
by david_dewey
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS muffler end. SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: FS muffler end

It's going on my Dec '15 made, '16 year model touring! Someday it will be finished!
by david_dewey
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Scammers Everywhere

yeah, I get at least one of the "we'll buy your house!" emails every day--now if it included an offer of, say $300,000, I'd jump all over it (that's almost double what this place is worth). The other day I had a voicemail where the caller didn't wait for the message before "speaking" and all I got w...
by david_dewey
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1531

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

Neat, note the lettering, "Patent Pending" near the doorway. That could be my Model A in the pic, although I don't think Mr. Green (the original owner) was in LA at the time, but it's a sure stand in!
Ma Green & 25 behind forum.jpg
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by david_dewey
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone Have 26-27 Tudor Front Seats?
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Anyone Have 26-27 Tudor Front Seats?

What do your seats look like? Tudor seats are different driver side is much more complex than passenger side. First guy that looked at mine thought they were the wrong seats, but they aren't.
by david_dewey
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Long Grain fabric installation
Replies: 15
Views: 723

Re: Long Grain fabric installation

Well, my '26 Tudor rain gutter covers will fit over the ends of fold-over welt, but not Hide-em welt. Fold over also provides a more water-proof welt, as you install it with the small bead at the bottom, so water just flows over it. I've not heard when fold-over came into use, that would be interest...
by david_dewey
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: Front radius rod question

My friend Lloyd an I did a few ball replacements on wishbones. We would set them up in his milling machine and machine the ball down to the diameter of the "stem" then take a ball bearing that we bored out for a slip fit over it. We would then silver braze the two parts together. A steel ball bearin...
by david_dewey
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: Front radius rod question

My friend Lloyd an I did a few ball replacements on wishbones. We would set them up in his milling machine and machine the ball down to the diameter of the "stem" then take a ball bearing that we bored out for a slip fit over it. We would then silver braze the two parts together. A steel ball bearin...
by david_dewey
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

For storage and easy movement around the shop, I buy the small Harbor Freight moving dollies (usually around $10 when on sale), add some scrap lumber to hold the engine nicely and voila, a T engine you can roll around the shop to get it out of the way. Can't buy the casters for that price! yes, they...
by david_dewey
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Armature tester sold
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Armature tester sold

Yes, you do have to be careful with the test leads!
by david_dewey
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws

Ah, I forgot about the bendix cover screws. I think they will work perfectly--not brass, but OK.
by david_dewey
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Armature tester sold
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Armature tester

Sounds like an insulation problem The "base" should be electrically issolated. Not that putting in a grounded wire cord isn't a bad idea though.
by david_dewey
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: When is a good time to sell a T.
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: When is a good time to sell a T.

when someone with too much cash on their hands stops by!! :)
by david_dewey
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws

Minimum order $75!!k; k Any other ideas???
by david_dewey
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws

Hi, I am looking for some round head, slotted machine screws #14 size, 24 thread pitch--an old standard but not common nowadays. I have done "google search and get nowhere--they keeps showing me 12-24 screws which is NOT what I am looking for nor what I put in the search engine. AAAAAUGH!! I only ne...
by david_dewey
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1916 Runabout Roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

Re: 1916 Runabout Roadster

Admittedly, not many folks even know the difference. Still, a great value for a '16, but I'm not in the market--still have to put mine together!
by david_dewey
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1916 Runabout Roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

Re: 1916 Runabout Roadster

Before my friend Larry posts, I will--BTW, seems like a great price on a '16. BUT, you do know those are not the correct spark plug wires, yes??
:)
by david_dewey
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!
Replies: 72
Views: 4263

Re: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!

Boy, that is the truth! Some decades ago I restored a '29 A Briggs Blindback Sedan--a model that is actually more rare than the infamous A-400 Convertible Sedan. There was NO body wood, although the doors still had their wood and I was even able to save and use some of it. Somehow the body metal had...
by david_dewey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!
Replies: 72
Views: 4263

Re: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!

The father of a friend of a friend bought a '25 fordor that appears to have been an intact car before the previous owner got it. Unfortunately he wasn't as selective as most folks need to be when doing body wood. Don't know whose kit he used, but he didn't insure the joints were "tight" so the botto...
by david_dewey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: 1914 Stuff

Wow Larry, your garage must be stuffed! At least the piano fits in the house (or it used to. . . . ) So, how do you like it? Now I know what you've been doing instead of listening to piano rolls. .
T'ake care,
David
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

Here's one of my favorites
Let it warm up.jpg
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1599

Re: Mini rant, T related

I am awaiting some small piano parts from Illinois, sent in a first class padded envelope. I have a tracking number even---but all I get is that it was scanned into the system and is "enroute" and scheduled to arrive here "on time." What time??? Whose time? When??? I have horror stories from just ab...
by david_dewey
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

Seperate; AFAIK no one has developed a correlation between body assembly numbers and engine (chassis) numbers. Not certain you could, actually as the bodies arrived in groups from the maker to the assembly plant, so the numbers could be in any order as they were placed in the assembly line fixtures.
by david_dewey
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2345

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

So would you recommend filling in the engine water jacket with this to clean out the water jacket?
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4372

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Burger 42 sacks of concrete??? sounds like you’ve got a major project going on — I will avoid visiting for a while in that case :)
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21

Mark how do you know got a 15/16 type hood radiator He doesn’t mention that anywhere. Just that it’s a 21 — which would have a wood firewall. Mostly curious, as maybe you know the car.
by david_dewey
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3193

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Burger, you are correct. I still haven’t seen her run, but hope to soon!
by david_dewey
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3193

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

There is an amazingly restored (from a pile of junk, basically) Northwest area Logging Steam locomotive whose original name (and current name) was/is Skookum. And I grew up in the far northern Califunny logging area and "brilliant" was used just as you say. Another phrase when someone screwed someth...
by david_dewey
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

What you describe, grease fitting under the cap, seems right--it's been a few decades since I had that trailer! Oil bath, that's interesting.
one day at a time!
David D.
by david_dewey
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: H-O BRASS---and stuff.
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: H-O BRASS---and stuff.

Hi Mark, Hmm, do hove the linkage facing the right way? I don't have an engine handy to look at, but I think the horizontal piece goes towards the front of the engine. It shouldn't bind at all -- It pivots around a shouldered round headed screw, if you don't have the right screw, I could see it tigh...
by david_dewey
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Road trip in a 14
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Road trip in a 14

There are a number of us T owners around Oroville, so help is nearby! I don't know how soon you are thinking about this trip as right now 70 is closed in the canyon due to the fire. The weather is beginning to change and it will be getting downright chilly in the mountains too. If you like mechanica...
by david_dewey
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Rust from Manifold
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Removing Rust from Manifold

Cast Iron is rather porous, and will hold the acid in the pores, leading to its degradation. As for Metal-Prep and other products, read about your paint first, as some work better on plain untreated steel/metal (DP Epoxy primers are one example). I would use glass-beading on the manifold with carefu...
by david_dewey
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey With Drawls
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Hershey With Drawls

Well with that thread title I figured I'd see some postings about some Southerners or cowboys talkin' 'bout Chocolate. Y'all done fooled me! BTW, not only Hershey, but the York Toy Train meet is canceled (York is to toy train folks as Hershey is to old car folks). Someday I hope to make it back to b...
by david_dewey
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4372

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Hmm, does patting the fenders of Barney and using Barney to stack some boxes on while I was looking for something else count? So far that's all I've done! :D
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Re: Flying Model T

I grew up in Dunsmuir, Ca--a small mountain town in FAR northern CA (we called it "The Great State of Jefferson"). Paul Livingston's model A pickup with 16" wheels on it was the only car in town that could drive UP Oak street in the middle of winter without chains. McCloud was a small town near us--...
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: H-O BRASS---and stuff.
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: H-O BRASS---and stuff.

mark, your 310, besides missing the front truck, is missing a shouldered screw on the valve linkage, allowing it to fall down and will likely cause derailments. (not having the front truck is also a contributing factor). Portline Hobbies has all the parts you'll need to fix it, and they are online.
by david_dewey
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: H-O BRASS---and stuff.
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: H-O BRASS---and stuff.

Richard, if the AF steam engine was blue, it was likely the B&O Blue Comet streamlined 4-6-2. Mark, loved seeing your AF. Wish mine was set up, but that's at least a year away, maybe more with all the projects I have left to finish (house, Model Ts, etc). Here's some color pictures from decades ago ...
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Dodge
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: 1916 Dodge

Much more intact Than my car when I got it and you’re saying they’re just above a parts car ? I hate to think what you thought of mine!
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Dodge
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: 1916 Dodge

How about some photos?? I haven't found a DB forum yet, but that could be because of my lousy dial-up internet connection. I have a May 1916 DB Touring. 16 DB side forum.jpg Pretty much "as found" it is taking a LOT of work, and is mostly on my "back burner" Not showing in the photo are the wood whe...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

And the wise boat trailer owner does this at the end of the season so the trailer doesn't sit all winter with water in the bearing grease rusting metal and expanding when the weather freezes the water! :D
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

I had a boat trailer with "Bearing Buddies" on it--it is a spring loaded bearing cap that you grease before putting the trailer in the water--the spring keeps the grease under compression so that (theoretically) water can't get sucked into the warm bearings when the wheel hub is dunked into the cold...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Return of the Drive In Theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Return of the Drive In Theatre

One of the side effects of Covid19 is the return of Drive In Theatres. By staying in their cars, folks are able to maintain social distancing, a new Drive In is opening in Chico (CA) this week. Apparently they are sold out for the first nights!
Is this also happening near you?
by david_dewey
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Underpowered?

It's not just vehicles. The State Theatre still has its 35mm projectors. With the projectors is the "Sound of the Screen" amplifier--all of 40 watts. Drives a large woofer and tweeter that, when used, is placed behind the screen. The theatre was built in 1928 for vaudeville and silent films. It is a...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

Unfortunately my dial-up isn't loading pictures right now (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't--very frustrating). Although it was 49 years ago, I think i remember that the three disk box at the Gallery played all three disks at once and was coin operated. I don't know if it had bells or not--to...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

My Sligh instructions for setting is to take the pendulum and start it swinging from the side of the case (maximum swing--when it runs it swings about half that much)--it is supposed to somehow set itself. I haven't found the paperwork, just remember reading that when we set up the clock. So far it ...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

Since we are back home, I was going to look up my Sligh clock's information, but I can't find it--put it in a "safe place" and now ???? The plate on the inside of the dial door notes: Model 0939-1-AN, Reg. 329-0012-14, Movement 500-0035, Dial 538-0092 and Pendulum 560-0039 and noted: Sligh Holland, ...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

Is that a three-disk music box? I worked on one some 49 years ago at the Gloria Folk Art Gallery. I sometimes wonder what happened to that collection--an amazing assortment of mechanical machines (including a Virtuousa Violina (not spelled correctly, I'm certain)).
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Sorry Frank, that's a radiator cap. The cap Mark is looking for has a long "tit" on it, fairly unique piece that I've not seen on any other cars. here's a rough sketch of one from memory;
gas cap sketch.jpg
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

WOW! Plus, glad you have a tall enough room in which to place the clock!
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

I drove Erik's DB on a tour two years ago, took his Dad along, likely one of his last tours. Had a great time! But wish the DB brakes were a little better. Will have to see what I can do to mine when I get it back together. (after the Ts!) :)
Mark, did you find a cap yet?
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 1189

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

For those that might not be following the thread about us on the "main" forum page; we are now at home, and the house & surrounding area survived. Not even a sign of the fire to be seen until you drive up any road going north (not many of them, however) and within a half-mile you will run into the b...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: David Dewey...Good News!

Thank you all for your concerns, thoughts, & Prayers. We are again home, although this AM the smoke coming in the window woke me up, and then I heard that Forbestown was again on evacuation, but apparently the fire danger was well-east of us,a nd now it is clearing up a bit, whew! Barney is fine, st...
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 1189

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Made a quick trip to Oraville today to give our key to animal rescue so they could bring our birds out which they did. house is still standing everything looks good but Fire is very close and we probably won’t be allowed in for at least two more days or more. But others have lost so much and my hear...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

It does look like a nice niche but it looks awfully close to a fireplace fireplace is dry wood out so I would Not put my clock near one. Our clock is a sleigh also! So about the same time. I think I’d have to look at the paperwork for the house is still there when I get back home I can look it up
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 1189

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We are still sheltering in Dunsmuir I think the fire did miss our house our power is back on but you’re still not allowed into the area so can’t verify that the house is still there but I think it is
by david_dewey
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 1189

Fire evacuation In Oroville

We left our home Tuesday morning because PG&E turned off the power because of the fire danger and on our way to my brothers place in Dunsmuir we got notice that our house is under evaluation and that we would not be allowed to go back so that we continue down to Dunsmuir where we’ve been and we have...
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested what to do with all those watch parts. Are all the drawers that loaded? I would think mainsprings would be a small gold mine, but what do I know, I don't work on watches--too small!! Too delicate! And crystals, AFAIK are also hard to come by. Oh Well. . . . . T...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

With the crank-in-the-face system, the weights are on cables, and by winding them up to the stops, you have "captured" the cables on the winding drums, so there is nothing to tie down. The fact that the clock is that style indicates it is near, if not at, the top of the line. As Marv mentioned, thes...
by david_dewey
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

Dave, There are a few differences in Grandfather type clocks, in regards to the weights. One style, you have a winding crank, and you insert it into holes in the clock face to crank the weights to the top. On this style, crank the weights to the top, then take the weights off, and take the pendulum ...
by david_dewey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3193

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

PS, I'm from Northern California, but anytime we gussied up, or did something fancy for company, we were "Puttin' on the Dog." OH and there was also the "secret code" from mom, whispered in our ears before a meal, "FHB!" which meant, "Family, Hold Back as I don't think I have enough food for this cr...
by david_dewey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3193

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Micheal, That's not "Far Fetched"--it is one heck of a "Whopper" of which Pecos Bill would be proud!
It's rather unsettling to hear these phrases are no longer understood by the "young folks." I'm getting tired of all the "Deer in the headlights" looks I get when I use them. . . . . .
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1772

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Uh, no, the Tin Lizzy Inn is just south of the south park entrance, and there are some long grades up and down to get into the valley. Of course, once you are in the valley, it's a "cake walk." We started out in the '15, but after going down some long grades I started worrying about the climb out, a...
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Best Wax for Black Urethane
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Best Wax for Black Urethane

Ha Ha, but seriously, I would stick with Mequire's products, the usually do not have silicones in them. Do avoid products with silicone in it, it will cause problems down the road. The "quick-wax-polish products usually have silicone in them. Of course, you could go with good old-fashioned Paste Wax...
by david_dewey
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1772

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Yes, the Model T & As for use in Yosemite, we did this a few years ago, and stayed at the B&B Tin Lizzy Inn--it was wonderful. The '15 Touring was our original choice, and as we pulled up to the park entrance gate, my clumsy big foot hit the coil switch and killed the engine (fortunately the car is ...
by david_dewey
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No, no! Don't wake me!
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: No, no! Don't wake me!

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Quick someone pinch me, please let this be a dream. . . .

In my other hobby, she could say, "You will never build that layout" (Toy Trains)
No, it wouldn't be "You will never finish the layout" as everyone knows a layout is NEVER done. . . .
:)
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: radiator hose

Local Auto Parts store--at least that's where I bought some the last time (been a few years)
Sold by the inch, I believe!
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?

I just got an email from Condon & Skelly telling me that if my garage is threatened by a wildfire, they will cover up to $250 of cost to move & store my car in a safer location.
Interesting--they probably figure that's cheaper for them than paying for a destroyed car.