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by Dave Young
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Reamer
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Spindle Reamer

Will, I have a reamer and a few other tools for the job that you’re welcome to borrow. Shoot me a text whenever you want to come get it. Dave Young 609-289-0677. 4716 Somers Point Road, Mays Landing
by Dave Young
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove 1926-27 rear brake lever for reuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Remove 1926-27 rear brake lever for reuse?

Anything can be made to come apart by heating and cooling, multiple times, with an oxy/actl torch. It’s a matter of getting it all red hot and letting it cool down all by itself. Once it cools, a few taps with a brass hammer and some penetrant poured over it may produce a tiny bit of movement. Repea...
by Dave Young
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gypsy Curtain door hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Gypsy Curtain door hooks

Dan. That is exactly the post that I was after. Unfortunately, my recollection of what he had was the wrong kind of hook. Thanks for finding that and Merry Christmas!
by Dave Young
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gypsy Curtain door hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Gypsy Curtain door hooks

We took a 20 mile ride today and those damn hooks must of popped off of the doors 50 times. As soon as we got back I whipped up a pair of hooks from my memory of what the factory ones looked like. They work perfectly! Done.
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by Dave Young
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gypsy Curtain door hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Gypsy Curtain door hooks

Having just installed a set of Gypsy curtains on my ‘26 RPU, I recalled that someone had posted that they had a bunch of NOS hooks available. The hooks that come with the new curtains are pretty much useless. Do any of your remember who that was or are able to find that post?
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gypsy Curtain fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Gypsy Curtain fasteners

Thanks, Mark. That's exactly what I was after.
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gypsy Curtain fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Gypsy Curtain fasteners

I just got a set Gypsy curtains for my ‘26 RPU and need some advice as to the orientation of the Lift-the-Dot fasteners. I recall a thread about this topic a few years ago but cannot seem to dig it up. Any photos and positioning tips would be greatly appreciated.
by Dave Young
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody got a VR they would sell?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Anybody got a VR they would sell?

Thanks for the recommendations to reach out to Birdhaven directly. My new VR is on it’s way.
by Dave Young
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody got a VR they would sell?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Anybody got a VR they would sell?

I’m in need of a VR / cutout for the Coupe that I bought last month. I would take a diode cutout for now, if that’s all I can get my hands on. I guess new VR production is on hold for a while?
by Dave Young
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

Thanks, John. I’ll go ahead and loosen the body attachments and see how that begins to correct the problems. I did similar shimming on my Model A to get things to line up and used rubber discs instead of steel shims. It actually made the car very quiet as the body became isolated from the chassis. I...
by Dave Young
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

Thanks, John. I’ll go ahead and loosen the body attachments and see how that begins to correct the problems. I did similar shimming on my Model A to get things to line up and used rubber discs instead of steel shims. It actually made the car very quiet as the body became isolated from the chassis. I...
by Dave Young
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

[image] D4E8E714-D377-4436-8EB9-F600B009793F.jpeg [/image] Does anyone know this coupe? It was in the Hagerstown, Maryland, Blue and Gray Chapter of the MTFCA and Participated in the 2008 Centennial Parade. It was involved in a front-end accident and bounced around in Pennsylvania recently through a...
by Dave Young
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

She does in fact have a cowl vent. The bent frame concept was one of my initial thoughts. I'll post some pictures if I can fumble my way through that.
by Dave Young
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

I have a newly acquired 1924 Coupe and am having difficulty with the fit of its hood. The car is a "bitsa" and has a high rad and shell. The hood is a high hood, recently purchased by the previous owner, and it sits wrong. The bottom of the hood overlaps the shell by a good 1-1/2" and sits away from...
by Dave Young
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas movies with Model T’s
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Christmas movies with Model T’s

Found it. Christmas for a Dollar, made in 2013
by Dave Young
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Disc brakes on the rear

Thanks for the reply’s.
by Dave Young
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Disc brakes on the rear

As a caretaker of 5 Model T’s (at the moment), I’d like to put a question out to you guys are are currently running discs. I’m contemplating putting them on a small drum Rux and putting that rear into my ‘26 RPU. I drive it a lot, but it’s not what we normally take on the big tours. My question is t...
by Dave Young
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas movies with Model T’s
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Christmas movies with Model T’s

About 5 years ago, a Christmas movie was made, set in the 20’s, and included multiple Model T’s. As I recall, it was centered around a family’s sharing of a coin for Christmas. I cannot recall the name and have never seen it. What’s it called? The Christmas Quarter?
by Dave Young
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service

Interesting way to check them!
by Dave Young
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Kohnke Rebabbiting Service

I was very sad to see that Herm Kohnke passed away this April. Does anyone know if the business has continued to operate? I need a set of rods checked out and straightened. Herm has done wonderful work for me in the past when others had said the the same rods were "fine". Loss of such fine craftsmen...
by Dave Young
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: 4 to 1 gears

Thanks Dean, but I expect that the shipping cost would push the cost out of range.
by Dave Young
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: 4 to 1 gears

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So, I just need a 10 tooth. Since I’ve never had this rear opened up, pulling it all apart and setting it up for the smaller pinion sounds good. Anybody got a good used 10 ?
by Dave Young
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

4 to 1 gears

My Ranch Car, which is mainly used for off-roading here in the woods of South Jersey, has standard gearing in the rear. I’d like to gear it down some and don’t have another Ruckstell on hand that I can throw in there. How do you achieve a 4:1 ratio and does anyone have have a set to sell me?
by Dave Young
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 2425

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

I use Kroil when I’m away from my shop, but for everyday use I depend on a homemade brew of ATF and Acetone mixed 50/50. I heat stuff with the torch until it’s red and then, during the cool-down, soak it good with the ATF mix shot from a regular oil can. Heat it back up after it cools and shoot it a...
by Dave Young
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450

The deck is sold.
by Dave Young
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450

I don’t know if this would fit a ‘23
by Dave Young
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450

John. I can text the side view to you. What’s your number?
by Dave Young
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

‘26 Turtle Deck, complete $450

I have a complete turtle deck for sale in southern New Jersey. It’s in real nice shape and shows no rust. The bottom is included. Looks to have been refinished maybe 20 years ago, as a guess. Never been outside, since. $450. I really don’t want to get involved in shipping it because it would need to...
by Dave Young
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

The main reason that I do the diesel fuel rinse is to push any remaining water droplets out of the tank. Water is heavier than the fuel, so it will collect under it. A side benefit of slowing down the rust flash, temporarily, is just that. Pouring ATF or 2-stroke oil in with the fuel is even better!...
by Dave Young
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

Thanks, Bill. Good to know of another gas tank shop and that's a lot closer for me than North Brunswick is.
by Dave Young
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

One step that I failed to mention is doing a baking soda rinse of the the inside of the tank before doing the diesel fuel. That will neutralize the remaining acid. Also, drain the first acid mixture into a trash can with a plastic bag in it. Pour baking soda into that too. Once it’s neutralized, it’...
by Dave Young
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

Rob. Removing that tank from a ‘26 is a surprisingly challenging task. At this point, anything that you can do toward cleaning the tank in place will be time well spent. I would remove all of the gas and then remove the entire sediment bowl assembly from the tank. It’s either a 3/8”or 1/2” pipe thre...
by Dave Young
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jonathon Grubbkruger, Pasadena, Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Jonathon Grubbkruger, Pasadena, Maryland

I need to get in touch with Jonathon. He lives in Pasadena, Maryland, and is the fellow who bought that massive collection of car jacks at the Western Pennsylvania Tour Youth Auction in 2018. He drives a 1925 Tudor. Email or phone would be good. Thanks.
by Dave Young
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

We just wanted to mess with another Model T and hear her come back to life! All in all, you’ve got a decent engine there and hopefully the compression should come back up with some hours of running. The big deal with these old buggies is to realize that they don’t need to become perfect in one fell ...
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Another try at posting pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Re: Another try at posting pictures

Success at last ! I finally got a photo on this "new" forum format. It really is much easier than in the past. It only took me a year to figure it out.
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Another try at posting pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Another try at posting pictures

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[image][/image] It was a perfect day in South Jersey for a nice little 110 mile lunch run.
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: ....Riding the short buss....!!!

Nice meeting you today, Rob. Whenever you're ready, we can run through a very systematic approach of reducing drag on the driveline, cleaning the sediment bulb, removing and cleaning the carb, setting the retarded timing, doing a compression test and verifying spark at the plugs, all in a matter of ...
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: ....Riding the short buss....!!!

Shoot me a text sometime today. 609 289 0677
by Dave Young
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: ....Riding the short buss....!!!

Bob, I'll put this out there again... My name is Dave Young (not Mike, as you suggested). I live in Mays Landing. I have 6 of these old buggies. I'm willing to come help you sort out this car. Having a functional starting system isn't really necessary at this point. Fuel, spark and timing matter. I ...
by Dave Young
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 4206

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

Isn't that Eric Bruckner's car that he was forced to sell a few years ago when he got divorced?
by Dave Young
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 4206

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

Hey, neighbor. Dave Young here. I'm right up the road in Mays Landing. That car looks very familiar. Is it from the west coast? If you want any help getting her going, let me know. Forget about the Vermont title thing. It can be done through the local DMV, but it's a long process. The manager at the...
by Dave Young
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Tail Lite Wiring

For a nice, neat appearance, I use asphalt-coated cloth loom for all of my wiring work and tie it to others with Dacron fishing line any place where the loom is visible.
by Dave Young
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parade Night
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Parade Night

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This is the Ranch Car that we threw together last weekend.
by Dave Young
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 11299

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

George, are you going to the Pumpkin Run at Fleming's Junkyard in Egg Harbor Township thus Saturday? If so, look me up. I'll be driving around the show in my "Ranch Car", an open wheeled '26 T chassis PU. I just built it up last weekend from random parts I had laying around. Wish I could figure out ...
by Dave Young
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: 26 Ignition switch

If you're suspecting an intermittent problem in your switch, it's pretty easy to wire up a 3 position toggle switch on your steering column and run it that way for a while to see if the issue disappears. The switch would be termed " On-Off-On". The center lug gets wired to the coil box, and each out...
by Dave Young
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Generator issue

Thanks Scott. By the way, do you have any more brush plates ready to sell?
by Dave Young
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Generator issue

I removed the cutout and hooked a voltmeter directly to the output lug. No voltage. Is it necessary to "flash" the output lug before running the generator? Scott...?
by Dave Young
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Generator issue

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by Dave Young
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Generator issue

I have a "rebuilt" generator that I acquired in a pile of stuff a few years ago and installed it on my ranch car a few days ago. I had set the 3rd brush all the way to maximum and was only getting about 6 amps out it. After maybe 30 minutes of run time, I had nothing showing. The headlights lights p...
by Dave Young
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat bottom needs a new cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: Seat bottom needs a new cover

Dave Hjort, I really like the way yours turned out with that extra wide belly band. Very nice. So, the plywood and 2x4's are drawn together with some all-thread to end up with a tight seat cover. Thanks for that tip. Never messed with upholstery much before.
by Dave Young
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat bottom needs a new cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Seat bottom needs a new cover

My '26 RPU has nearly new seat upholstery that was done for, or by, the previous owner. It's terribly uncomfortable. It just lacks any decent amount of padding between the vinyl and the springs. I pulled the seat back section apart and was able to add poly batting. That turned out great. The bottom,...
by Dave Young
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing a Valve
Replies: 10
Views: 2458

Re: Replacing a Valve

Will. I wish I could remember if they were two piece valve or not, but I don't. Replacing the broken one is nothing that you can't handle. The main thing to see in there for now is whether they are adjustable lifters. If so, the task is little easier. Valve seat cutters are available online and all ...