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by david_dewey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size

Even Ford's books say to not bend over all the tabs, to save them for later use, if needed.
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size

Even Ford's books say to not bend over all the tabs, to save them for later use, if needed.
by david_dewey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Scott, that's what happens on dial-up when the screen goes blank & you think you lost the page entirely. Oh well. . . .
by david_dewey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Terry, I hate to mention it, but that field coil doesn't look too healthy either. While you're in there. . . . .
Nothing else to do right now!
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Well, if I read your post correctly, you have .0005 (half a thousands) out of round on your pins. For a loose-fitting bronze bushing, that's not a lot, but it is some. IF the pins are nice and smoooth, I wouldn't worry about a bronze bushing with enough oil clearance on those pins. One could even "s...
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS nice original 1916 Touring
Replies: 24
Views: 7802

Re: FS nice original 1916 Touring

But correct!
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Your special T....

Ah, but I do have one for this thread; unfortunately it wasn't in a Model T. Back in 1976 I was reupholstering my 1939, um. "Other Make" car (OK, it was a CH@@y) and found within the original upholstery a 1939 SF World's Fair key fob! That had to have been lost in there when the car was nearly new. ...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door handle and latch ???
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Door handle and latch ???

I INOW! I KNOW! CALL ON ME!! i KNOW! Well, that is I THINK I know! Travel Trailer. That style handle was quite popular, and there were even companies that made "knock-off" replacement handles for Model As and other cars, I once saw a flyer for some, it was most interesting as the construction method...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Your special T....

While I like this subject, the first entry jarred me into the realization that 1981 was 39 years ago. 39!!!! Yikes, when/ how did that happen?? Let's see, 1981; we were just settling in from a move from my hometown to Oroville for a "temporary" 6 month job that I held for 25 years. Uh oh, it's start...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: 4th main

I'm an "old school" guy; while I do have updated pinion bearings in my cars, I think ball bearing 4th mains are a complication to the design just something "new" to go wrong. I think that particular bearing are requires more "give" than a ball bearing can provide. BUT! That's just my personal opinio...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

I was going to just post an acceptance note, but then Phil actually called me! He spent time looking for an old HCCA roster with my name & number in it, and we had a good conversation, a great one actually, and I have purchased parts from him over the years (I am terrible with names & faces). Anyway...
by david_dewey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

I read my posting to SWMBO, Linda, and she said, "5am? The ones putting up the swap meet are up at 5am!" Well, yes, she IS correct; I barely remember that from decades ago when the Redding Rambling A's put on their meets (yes folks, I'm a backslider Model A guy)--but I was MUCH younger then. . . . :...
by david_dewey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Wow, thank you all! Phil didn't bother me (much), he's probably also going stir crazy like the rest of us. Shortly after posting that a lightning storm hit and wiped out my modem! I'm downtown right now (had to go buy a new modem!) and on wifi, so finally am seeing the responses. Richard, we may hav...
by david_dewey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 650

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

"A thin spot" egads man, do you know how thick those things are? now that I've said that, I don't really know myself, but at least 1/4" if not more. Yes, do mask off the valve before blasting, and if you want it to look really snazzy, polish the valve (ON THE TANK, don't try to take it off) before y...
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Phillip, I am sorry you failed to recognize my "awkward" way of expressing disappointment that you will have a food truck instead of the wonderful homemade food the club has always prepared. While this is the best EARLY car parts swap meet in northern California (and actually only eclipsed in ALL of...
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 41
Views: 5541

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Say, Maw, this here don' look like the main road. . .
Pa, I told you to make a left turn at Albuquerque!
(Linda & I in Barney)
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Painted Parts Storage

I would be leery of bubble wrap to protect painted parts. In storing model trains, it has been found to leave marks on the painted surfaces of the trains.
by david_dewey
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1126

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

I have some copper-tops for my 16, what is the date difference between six screws and four screws--or is there some other difference?
by david_dewey
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Wayne, I know that problem, so I have an alarm set on my cell phone for 9:15--PIE TIME. I used to set it for 9:30, but I missed out one year, so . . . .
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Just found the flyer for the Motherlode T clubs annual swap meet--arguably the best N. California OLD car swap. Still scheduled for June 7, though hard to say if we will be allowed out of our homes by then. But I notice it says, "Food on site provided by Maria's Food Truck." What, no club-made burge...
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 614

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

That couch reminds me of an TV commercial with some kids driving around, see a couch becide the road, load it into their car and go a few blocks before they are driven out of the car by the smell of the couch--which is again, beside the road. As for blaming the second engineer, do you know why you c...
by david_dewey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5586

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

I'm an old timer too; this thread has brought back many memories. I felt a special connection to Reid Welch, because we are both piano tuners. Hurck always seemed to find something funny to mention. Met Terry H. here--and I remember when Rick & Gene figured out they were neighbors. At the time Terry...
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 2541

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

Y'all are gonna "hate" me; a few years ago at a swap meet, at noon (near quitting time for that meet) I bought a T engine in parts, ready to go together from a well-respected T guy who had to downsize. All rebabbitted, machined, ready to go. $400--that's what he asked, and I gladly paid it. No, didn...
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlights with additional bulb question
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: headlights with additional bulb question

Model A reflectors are very different; for one thing, they clip into the headlight bucket and are not spring loaded like the T ones. These are fairly uncomon, not being used very long. The upper bulb is actually a parking lamp bulb, but could be used (I suppose) as a "Low beam" bulb.
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: Wire Wheels

Like real estate, value depends on location, location, location. the 28-29 wheels have a rolled round "edge" on them, and if you are in a winter salt area, they can rust out from the inside. Also there are "AR" wheels used in the first months of production that are hard to find. The 30-31 wheels don...
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: windshield glass

I think you will find that side window safety glass is the right thickness. Technically not what is used for windshield glass, but I believe a good glass shop will recognize the difference and use it. You might have to sign a liability waiver!
by david_dewey
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Erik,
Very sorry to hear of his passing. I really liked your Dad--I like you still too!(it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't word that well) I hope his passing was peaceful. Another great one has left our world.
David & Linda Dewey
by david_dewey
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Slotted Head #8 Wood Screws Free You Pay Shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 990

Re: Slotted Head #8 Wood Screws Free You Pay Shipping

These screws are a great deal. I took my "baggie" of them and put them in a sand-filled tumbler--they cleaned up quickly and now look great! thanks Rodger!
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE: NOT T PARTS BUT DOES ANYBODY NEED THESE
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: FOR SALE: NOT T PARTS BUT DOES ANYBODY NEED THESE

I think the coils and the bracket with the 'wings" are for Dodge (or Chrysler) products, in the '30s to '40s.
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 115
Views: 5951

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

You think black beauty is a mild abrasive? I always understood it was much more aggressive than glass beads.
by david_dewey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Oil Pan Straightening Service

I agree!! Erick can do that and LOTS more.
by david_dewey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: wood spokes

PS you ought to see if you could trade him a frame also and get the whole chassis intact. He's probably going to box the frame anyway (would be cheaper for him to buy a repro boxed frame already set up for a Hot Rod. )
by david_dewey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: wood spokes

Blankety Blank Hot Rodders. Taking a perfectly good-looking, and apparently running T to make a hot rod when there are parts piles out there that could be done easier and with less loss of history. Would need a close up photo of the spokes to try to identify the wood. meantime, without knowing what ...
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Well, I see I was quoted here, so guess I'll chime in. "back in the day" the nickel had to be polished to become shiny. the best plating starts with a copper plating, that gets polished to remove as many imperfections as possible, AND to provide better adhesion to the base metal. I find the Chromium...
by david_dewey
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy Birthday Larry! I celebrated it by working on an Ampico pump.
David
by david_dewey
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3594

Re: Memory

Back in 1977, I was one of the local sponsors for the Radio Mystery Theatre. My ads were advice on caring for your piano. While I was a sponsor, I never got one call that I could credit to the ads. Two weeks after I stopped running them, I got ONE call!
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taps are done!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: Taps are done!!!

No hurry on my part, just was wondering if I was still in the "in" crowd!
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taps are done!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: Taps are done!!!

Um, I think I'm on the list, but I haven't heard anything yet--should I be worried???
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 36
Views: 2468

Re: model B Ford update

Yes, keep the thread going, this is fascinating!
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff

Oh I was NOT suggesting they slip the badge in with the book--I use media mail quite a bit with piano rolls and I know you can get in big trouble with the post office if you abuse the service. Actually, we sometimes have problems with that as apparently some postal inspectors don't realize that pian...
by david_dewey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Outrageous costs of shipping stuff

Recently some low-life kicked in a small stain glass window panel at our church (12" x 18"), so I went looking for replacement glass. The local shops wanted over $100 for this little piece of glass. I found a mail-order stain glass place that had it for around $20, but there's a minimum quantity ord...
by david_dewey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new sheet metal prep
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: new sheet metal prep

DP primer spec sheet used to state that it bonds better to bare metal, not as well to "treated" metal. I haven't looked at the product for a number of years now, so things may have changed, but back when I did a corrosion resistance test, it verified that--and I thought it was an anomaly of my test,...
by david_dewey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

A four letter word: WOOD.
Unfortunately that won't solve the other parts problems that seem to be overwhelming right now.
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1994

Re: Ethanol gas

Actually, Wayne (at least now) lives in the north part of the state, on the southern edge of an area some of us refer to as "The Great State of Jefferson" and there's quite a few of us who are similar to him here (note I did NOT say "like him" but "similar" no one is quite like Wayne (this is meant ...
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 143
Views: 13854

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Wow, looking good. I have a friend who had a similar Porsche, but his had the very rare bench seat in it. He's had it some two to three decades and finally was almost finished with the restoration. BTW, that bench seat is so rare, the factory museum offered him $20K just for the seat. In the Camp Fi...
by david_dewey
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 1904

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

With multiple responses indicating having the same "serial" number, is it possible that is a Ford Tool Number?
by david_dewey
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet

Yes, I found the HCCA website and discovered that "minor" date detail! The Convention starts the day after the swap meet, so there isn't an overlap, except for those that have to trailer their cars from Bakersfield to Stateline, they will have a fairly long day on the road!
by david_dewey
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet

Interesting; the HCCA national convention is in Stateline, NV the same weekend. I haven't been keeping track of this (need to read my Gazette, I guess!). but it seems like a major change. Bakersfield is the largest early car swap meet out west here, I would hate to see it end, even though I can seld...
by david_dewey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4606

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Hi Wayne,
He's been distracted with other projects, house, shop & other cars. Don't think he's done much yet, other than finding replacement parts.
I've been too busy to stop by and visit much lately; will have to try to do so this week.
by david_dewey
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4606

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Well, adding lights, etc. in this situation probably wouldn't have helped--lookit the bright red (maroon??) paint job on the body--if that isn't visible, what is?? Still would like to know what happened. Modern driver just hit them from behind, or pulled out of a side street into them? My friend Llo...
by david_dewey
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4606

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Maybe I missed it in this thread, but did anyone describe the accident? No, I don't want to see a URL to click on, as with dial-up, I can't access most newspapers or other media sites. Getting to this site can be a problem quite often.
Thanks
by david_dewey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Price comparison of Gas
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Price comparison of Gas

Price went down the last few days, most town places are at $3.859, but the casino is at $3.709, your prices haven't been seen in these parts for over a year.
by david_dewey
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: What are these wood rails

Well, actually, many A bodies had wood side rails: Fordor Sedans, Cabriolets, Convertible Sedans, Vickys. These are not from the Fordors, nor the cabriolets, I would suspect Vicky or Convertible Sedan.
by david_dewey
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

I forget, why was I reading this thread??
by david_dewey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1815

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Wow, not one, but two Brush automobiles (or most of each one)--are those going to China?? that Brush Chassis would be enough to resurrect the Brush that burned in the Camp wildfire.
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by david_dewey
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 3001

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Hmm,the only thing I can think of that Larry would use (and mostly because CA state law says we should have one) is a driver's side rearview mirror.
Will be interesting to find out what it really is!
by david_dewey
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

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

Yes, he was a great guy, and left us too soon (in our opinion, at least).
by david_dewey
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steam Car Guy From MTFCA Meeting at Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Steam Car Guy From MTFCA Meeting at Hershey

Talking steam at a T outing?? Blaspheme! Well, I know it wasn't me as I wasn't there, but I hope you find the person, not a lot of us around anymore who "speak steam." (except maybe when the therm-syphon doesn't) :)
by david_dewey
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Door Wood Kits

Oak is actually a terrible choice for body wood; it splits easily, tends to warp and is an open celled wood. Ash is good, but very hard to find.
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1934

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

The Cannonball, when you saw it in action, was/is Sierra RR $3, that's why the memories and videos seem so familiar. The Sierra T motora is also a '23, as I recall, but they used the fairmont brakes. If you're not going to run yours, then brakes are a moot point! Wayne, that's a neat story--but like...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1934

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

The two Brass radiator cars look to be on Kalamazoo wheels. The pair you show appear to be Fairmont. We built a '23 runabout into a railcar for the Portola RR museum, this is the only pic I could find when they were repairing it after someone ran a forklift through the pan trying to move it quickly....
by david_dewey
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dodged a Canon Saturday!
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Dodged a Canon Saturday!

It's back together and on the road, new ball joint & axle, then I pushed down on the fender (carefully) and it went back into place.
Whew!
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dodged a Canon Saturday!
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Dodged a Canon Saturday!

Yep,sorry to say, my collection of T stuff isn't suddenly up for sale ! :D
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dodged a Canon Saturday!
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Dodged a Canon Saturday!

Usually one says "Dodged a Bullegt, but this would have taken Linda and I out, so "cannon" I was driving her car ('02 Honda Accord) around town, and she had asked me, "what makes it pull to the right?" Hmm, did brakes recently, but not that recent, Hmm, yes it does pull to the right, but not every t...
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

I turn wood on my lathe occasionally--however, it's pretty specialized turning; apple and manzanita to make bearings. Many uses for such bearings, the ones I made were used for Theatre Pipe Organ swell shades.
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 2387

Re: Wearing straw hats

Erik, I understand your frustration as I, like Ed, am a 7-5/8 (how many guys even know their hat size?). Hard to find specialty hats in that size--my Top Hat was a chance find at a swap meet.
Mark, why does your profile pic look like Red Green???
:)
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 2387

Re: Wearing straw hats

Erik, I understand your frustration as I, like Ed, am a 7-5/8 (how many guys even know their hat size?). Hard to find specialty hats in that size--my Top Hat was a chance find at a swap meet.
Mark, why does your profile pic look like Red Green???
:)
by david_dewey
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Wooden Roof Frame

While that top installation looks great, most of the evidence points to fold over welting being used, not hide-em. Minor detail, but thought you might like to know.
by david_dewey
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Buick barn find
Replies: 34
Views: 3049

Re: 1916 Buick barn find

the water pump and distributor are driven off the camshaft gear, which MAY be fiber. I will be willing to bet that the water pump shaft is frozen, causing your problem. The most knowledgeable Buick person on this forum that I know of is Erik Barrett--so ask him. Be very careful about that camshaft t...
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Where were you 50 years ago?

I remember watching it on my girlfriend's parent's TV, but why I was at Teri's house that day, I don't remember. I do remember she was saying that looking up at the moon wasn't the same now that we've landed there. Also we went to her neighbor's house where he had a twin pair of home-built reflector...
by david_dewey
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 2397

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

Well, since I don't get here as often as I used to, I didn't know what time we were supposed to meet--at 9 am I asked about pie and was told only apple and peach left, so we had some crumble-apple pie--no lemon meringue thanks to the county food folks and the rhubarb was all gone too-if there was an...
by david_dewey
Wed May 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wash day
Replies: 15
Views: 1444

Re: Wash day

Our family resort had a small "laundromat" with two speed queen automatic washers, a dryer, and a Maytag wringer washer on a coin-activated time clock. Every spring we would wash the old-fashioned linen cabin curtains using the wringer washer, and afterwards iron them on the commercial mangle kept i...
by david_dewey
Sun May 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Victor Oxygen pressure regulator - repair or replace.?
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Victor Oxygen pressure regulator - repair or replace.?

On of my Victor regulators stopped working correctly (the pressure would bo up over time--) I took it apart and found the valve stem disk had cracked. Couldn't find parts, and Oxygen regulators can um, do bad things if not rebuilt correctly (a little oil can cause explosive failure), so I paid to ha...
by david_dewey
Sat May 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New floorboards painting...help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: New floorboards painting...help!

If the other original boards are good, I think that I would only replace the one bad board--actually, knowing me, I'd patch the original board! :D
by david_dewey
Sat May 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting inside crankcase pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1902

Re: Painting inside crankcase pan

I can see the gyptal (spelling? That's the red "goop" which is actually red insulating varnish ) being very useful on the inside of the aluminum hogshead, in case of casting porosity. Rolls Royce did this to their aluminum engine castings back in the 1920s & 1930s, if it was good enough for them, it...
by david_dewey
Sat May 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 6417

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

My wife is shorter than I am, but is about 50 pounds heavier, and I'm about 40 pounds overweight. Guess what she does for a living? Certified Nurses Aide--yep, health care. But does her Doctor mention her sleep apnea and bad knees might be related to that weight? Nope, and worse yet, our "friends" c...
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things

Well, I finally found a picture of Other stuff. These are photos that cannot be done today, taken about 1985 I think. Reason they can't be duplicated today? Turntable is still there, but UP won't let you drive onto the property, The 25 is no longer in McCloud but up in Oregon, UP now owns the railro...
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 10557

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt; you do NOTkKnow In-N-Out; they have a not so secret "secret menu" that is available online. For instance when we go, I order two hamburgers, extra toast, grill the onions, and pickles on ONE (my wife's) and that's just a hamburger! You can also vary the number of patties. and you can order you...
by david_dewey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat bottom needs a new cover
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Seat bottom needs a new cover

You can re-open the channel--it will take some time and probably a few scratched knuckles!
by david_dewey
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things

Well, I don't have any decent photos to share, but my place is also littered with 'cast offs' of a previous generation. I hope to get to work on my house this summer, finishing the interior and the two windows still to go in (a bow window and a picture window both looking like they belong in a house...
by david_dewey
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substitute for kwik poly
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Substitute for kwik poly

This is terrible news. I would think someone could take over the biz. I used up my "stash" fixing wooden pipes on theatre Organ we are rebuilding for the State Theatre. I had ASSUMED I could just replace the kit. UH OH. :o
by david_dewey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 5229

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

Ma Green,('30 A sport coupe) 52 years
'16 Touring 22 years
Forget the dates for the rest!
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 3120

OT: Unintentionaly altered history

Was at the local history museum today for an art show and was looking at the displays (some of which I built years ago) when I noticed the display on women of Butte County in the 1910s and 1920s. There was a picture labeled "Marching for Suffrage in 1911." Behind them was a row of cars and I was try...
by david_dewey
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3660

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

Every time you transfer energy from one type to another, there is a loss, the percentage of loss varies from conversion to conversion. To make the electricity to run a car, requires electrical generation, which can be made from wind, solar, or hydro power--and then you need power lines to distribute...
by david_dewey
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 3734

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

Linda & I have known of each other since we were small grade-school children, although we did not live near each other nor attend the same schools (long story, short version is my grandmother and aunt got her parents together). When we re-met in our early 20s, I took her for a ride in my Model A (th...
by david_dewey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T 1913 Help with engine number
Replies: 34
Views: 2913

Re: Model T 1913 Help with engine number

That doesn't appear to be a factory stamping, at least from the low resolution picture you sent. I can see part of the casting date at the right side of the picture, a 4, meaning April.
by david_dewey
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT WTB Soon.
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: OT WTB Soon.

Must not have been any old sailors or cannon loaders around!
by david_dewey
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 119
Views: 13674

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

WOW Rich, that one should be poster for Yellowstone! I can see the art-deco title on the top, "Visit Yellowstone"
I am amazed at how you made the glass appear in the light bulbs on the one shape & texture study.
by david_dewey
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 6112

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

Well, my first T, the '16 touring is called Henrietta after the person who had it in her barn. The '26 Tudor, Hmm, no name yet! and our '25 runabout is Barney, because he came out of a Barn in Nevada. My Model A is Ma Green, after the original owner (actually it was her Husband's car, but he died wh...
by david_dewey
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turlock Swap report??
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Turlock Swap report??

Just realized this was the weekend of the Turlock Swap meet, anyone go and what was it like?
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT, "All Alone,------"
Replies: 22
Views: 2676

Re: OT, "All Alone,------"

I"ve been on a C-pap for at least 10 years. Back then, I worked for the City, and as the museum Curator, I was attending City Council meetings as staff. Well, I fell asleep during a meeting, and the city manager told the parks director to have me checked to see if I had a medical condition. Turns ou...
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??
Replies: 25
Views: 2719

Re: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??

Lft Rear painted forum.jpg PS the car in my photos is dark blue above the belt molding, not black! Here's a pic before I put the body on the chassis. I wonder if I could still do a paint job like that now? That's actually the room I painted it in! No fancy paint booth, just a huge fan in a window f...
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??
Replies: 25
Views: 2719

Re: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??

Harold, Last I knew, that A was in Louisville, KY. I haven't seen it for some 30 years! If you find a '29 Fordor with the standard "stepped cowl, you've found a factory Taxi Body, almost all metal, and last I knew, only about 3 survived. Yes, radiator shell, etc. is standard. The hood, and cowl are ...
by david_dewey
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??
Replies: 25
Views: 2719

Re: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??

Definitely a Briggs Blindback, '28 or '29. Interestingly the '29 was a "plain Jane" model with plain seats (no piping) and less were made than of the infamous A-400 convertible sedan--but guess which one is worth more nowadays? I rebuilt one from a bare, wood-less body shell (with no dents in it!) a...
by david_dewey
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

Please don't break up the forum into separate subjects (newcomer, OT, etc.); it is much simpler to just look in one place and read whatever comes to fancy my mind at the moment. We talked about this on the old forum, and as I recalled most of us said, "It ain't broke, don't fix it!"
by david_dewey
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: Lucky Find!

the Caswell brush plating kit will re-copper oil cans beautifully. The one I did is put away or I'd take a picture of it. You do have to de-grease (de-oil?) the can to make it work, and when I did it, the plating looked spotty, but a quick lick of liquid polish evened it out.
by david_dewey
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: very OT Elephant stew
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: very OT Elephant stew

Rich Eagle wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Tusk, Tusk! David. Safaris I can tell it's a typical elephant tail. %;o)
Rich
Yikes!! OK Rich, you win!!
ROFL!!
by david_dewey
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: very OT Elephant stew
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: very OT Elephant stew

Hmm with this OT posting, has the Forum become a Trunk Line?