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by bud delong
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?

Our trailer is 8/6X 18 ft so i have never had any trouble! The extra wide was also nice when hauling it behind the 5'th wheel to the OCF because it was easy to spot way back there!! I wonder if the OCF will ever come back?? Bud.
:(
by bud delong
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a pet peeve!!
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Just a pet peeve!!

Watching the cars that América great really po's me because so often facts are wrong! If your making a documentary film why not use the right facts and if you picture a car at least make it the right year!!!! :oops: Bud. :oops:
by bud delong
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 38
Views: 1640

Re: You Get What You Pay For

I think usually the trouble with gas is the condition of the tanks at the station?? Up north in the winter you can have trouble but if you get bad gas it will show up quickly and you will know where you bought it!! Down south you can go until you hit freezing before you might spot poor quality fuel!...
by bud delong
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons
Replies: 40
Views: 555

Re: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons

Wow!!! Thanks ever so much!!! Bud. Member of the two piece club! :oops:
by bud delong
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2776

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

I like the brass radiator and the coils! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....
Replies: 27
Views: 934

Re: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....

The Thomas car was very high quality but with a crash box trans??? I think there were many planetary trans of the time but Ford was the best to handle the power of the racer?? Thank you sir!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Welding machines

I still use my very old Lincoln bought new in1977.The duty cycle is not very strong but when i had equipment it gave good service! If your doing welding as a lark why pay a ton of money for something you may quickly put aside?? Bud :D
by bud delong
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Welding machines

Victor used to make a combination torch with cutting head and gas welding/brazing tips and maybe they called it a Junior Set?? I have had mine since about 1978. There are many good quality wire feed welders and unless you are into heavy stick is almost gone. If you get a stick ac/dc is better becaus...
by bud delong
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That famous spark & thottle chart
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: That famous spark & thottle chart

I never thought much of that chart and the way some experts played with the spark lever. A position for battery starting one for starting on mag, and the sweet spot when running?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Seeing i know nothing of model T's Dan's picture was the first i have seen of this cap. The center looks heavy enough to try a Easy Out??? Bud. :oops:
by bud delong
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1837

Re: C crank T block progress!

Wow!! Will the exhaust ports be enlarged?? Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gaslight Drive Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Gaslight Drive Last Night

Been there done that. The generator is a real pain and very nasty. I always had compressed air to blow out the lines before use, but a tank is by far the better choice!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1914 Project
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: My 1914 Project

That red paint really looks nice!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dallas Landers, we are planning a race
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Dallas Landers, we are planning a race

Where is the black hat?? Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Vintage Ford
Replies: 0
Views: 133

The Vintage Ford

Finally the Vintage Ford made central Mi. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

Highway 2 runs east to west and it's a very good road with little traffic. Hi Dallas, just when i thought of Emma Warehouse the other day!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

One has died and i haven't seen the other in a couple of years but i did know two couples that drove their A's to Alaska and back!! The fellow that died was the last Model A in the group going over the Mackinaw Bridge when the woman in her YUGO roared up and went off the bridge!! This damn Covid is ...
by bud delong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

I have had Model T A and B heads trued up in the past and usually a good machinist knows best! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

On a auction of the Towe a flier showed a Model T racer said to be the #2 cross country race car. I was in the money then and very interested but Model T people said i was not real. I see those engines are V-8'S but what are they?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: First Model T

Under the trans cover Dan posted about if you have a screen or will install one you need a gasket on each side! Bud.

:D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1260

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Many years ago several talked of a flush using Calgon DISHWASHER POWDER. I did both the T and model A and while not perfect it did quite well. Use distilled water with antifreeze and drain and change once a year. Compared to everything it's cheap!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

Less is better and also cheaper. The shape of combustion chamber is also very important. 50 years ago i used a Model B head and water pump on a Model A Doodle Bug and it made a difference in power! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shot peened crankshafts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Shot peened crankshafts ?

Way back at the Chevy plant i started many raw castings were shot blasted in machined named WHEELABRATOR. I think this was only done to remove scale and rust to give a clean casting to machine. The shot used [steel] is very small?? Bud.
:shock:
by bud delong
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

If the Model T was not of good value could over 15,000 000 been sold??? Bud. :oops:
by bud delong
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Lost a tooth!

It's good to see your post TH!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T...What for sale out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 1164

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

I think the best Model T book of all time is Tin Lizzie by Stern. If you do not have the love for a model T it soon will not be worth the trouble! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 1191

Re: Dressing the period part

I think most people could easily tell your status in life by what you drove. Once the model T New Fangled and high dollar but in later years not so much. The later T's were working peoples cars and while people of the time dressed in their best for pictures i think not everyday? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T

Thank you Rob for some of the rest of the story! At the Gilmore Red Barns there is a placard saying the Dodge Brothers took a mans crutches from him and beat him with his crutches!!! :oops: Not people to piss with!!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

To if only my mind our country went to hell when nixon opened china! All of a sudden we could buy cheap and too hell with Joe who made hammers in the next town!! Well many years later we are getting just what we payed for cheap junk and Joe is on welfare!! :oops: Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

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

Good Luck!! Uncle Sam called and i got my first covid shot yesterday! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 908

Re: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T

Thank you for the read which was good but a lot missing! Our friend Rob knows much about the Dodge Brothers! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 1191

Re: Dressing the period part

It's hard to beat a pair of ROUNDHOUSE Bibbs!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the road home
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: On the road home

Thank you sir!! Telephone poles and houses with more than one chimney and buildings up to the edge of the road!! Great look back!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T time
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: T time

Great pictures and i say thank you!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #2
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: #2

Thanks guys!!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #2
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: #2

Very nice pictures!! I wonder about the cowl vent in the 15 or 16 stuck in the mud?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Klaxon horn debut
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Klaxon horn debut

I have a all brass Electric Klaxton with a patent date of 09 on it??? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1965

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

Some of the time it bothers me to see young people on their phone almost all the time. On the other hand they are so able to look up anything they want to know?? Nice to see the post from so many!! PS, It's Frank Fenton's Birthday!! :D :D :D Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2536

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

Not yet in central Mich.. Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

With a small oil field north of here some used drip gas when they could. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old dealerships
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: New old dealerships

Very nice pictures !!! The model N?? Pictured looks highly modified with later T Radiator?? Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On this date in 1914
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: On this date in 1914

I don't think many [Wifes] worked outside the home until WW2?? Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On this date in 1914
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: On this date in 1914

There were many hooks to that 5 dollar day!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

Just a reminder that you need to clean your tank quickly after each use!!!!! Also good is to blow out your lines with compressed air!! Carbide is nasty crap!!! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

I have not jacked up a trailer in years! I carry 3 short pices of 2x6 and pull on one of the 2 axles. Saves time and trouble! Bud.
:D
by bud delong
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

:D I really like Joe Bell as he is down to earth and no one has to kiss his ring!! Bud. PS, Jerry O have you retired and moved south?? Bud.
:D
:D
by bud delong
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

My question is why?? Far from a expert but i think there are several profiles of Model T cams so would it be worth the effort to use a Model A cam?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1899

Re: Driving question

A person asked a very simple question so would a simple reply do or do you put up enough to read for 24 years?? Keep it true and simple!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My wife has been after me to...
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: My wife has been after me to...

Time of death?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 1899

Re: Driving question

Myself once i push the low and im holding in low i throw the lever forward. Time to shift cut the throttle and lift your foot. Once you are used it it it is just natural. Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got lucky!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Got lucky!!

The Belt is on and While the adjustment was all the way off the belt still had to be rolled on! That could be why the catalog mentioned removing the Gen pully??? Bud. :D Ps, Grandson did it and i watched. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got lucky!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Got lucky!!

Duey ,I like your saying about the river and raft of life!! I think i will tackle the belt today because i might need the model A? The Doctor gave the long face and Chemo starts again soon. :D Merry Christmas to all!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting the Ford ready for Christmas, in 1907
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Getting the Ford ready for Christmas, in 1907

Could that 640 have been yours?? Merry Christmas Rob!!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was fast!!
Replies: 0
Views: 371

That was fast!!

12/17 i ordered a new fan belt from Bratton's and it came 12/20!! Two sizes listed on the belt were B-41 or 5L 440. Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1793

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Sorry to hear it Rob!! Those old Fords will out live many of us!!! Be safe!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas to all !
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Merry Christmas to all !

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas!!! Prayer sent Gene!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got lucky!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Got lucky!!

Thanks I have not looked yet and i have rolled 10,000 belts on but that is just what the catalog said??? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got lucky!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Got lucky!!

Dallas,I do not have it off yet but i called Brattions and one is on the way. If i buy Model A parts i go to Brattions because of the help in their catalog.. I have not changed a model A belt in 50 years but they said to take the gen pully off!! Now my idea of getting lucky is spoting the defect bef...
by bud delong
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got lucky!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Got lucky!!

Dallas, None has shown up?? Bud. ;)
by bud delong
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got lucky!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Got lucky!!

I only use a trace amount of antifreeze all year so i drain both old cars in the winter. While i was draining the Model A i happened to see it's time for a new fan belt!! I ordered one and she who must be obeyed said you don't need it now, your not going to drive it this winter!! If the good looking...
by bud delong
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Christmas Card!
Replies: 1
Views: 400

The Christmas Card!

I see our 14 every day as i carry corn in for the stove. Today one of the best cards we have ever got came! It was from Joanne and Donald Cutts!! The card said they were celebrating 68 Christmases together!! Good memories of them when we parked side by side for many years at the OCF!!! Bud and Diane...
by bud delong
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2465

Re: A period looking shop.

It looks very nice Dallas!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup

Once you install a zerk fitting you need to carry a grease gun! Henrys way was much better!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

Wonderful pictures and i really enjoyed them!! Funny but there was not a picture of a old railroad diner made over into a eating place!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 1147

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

A well told story of the accident is in Tin Lizzie by Stern!! Well worth the read!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Come next spring.
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Come next spring.

Like the old song ,I don't get around much anymore!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Come next spring.
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Come next spring.

Last night i saw the movie come next spring and many old T's and other old cars. A feel good movie. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: nice weather
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: nice weather

It was a great day with outside grilled steaks and hot apple pie. No chimes just tick tick tick sir. Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: nice weather
Replies: 5
Views: 360

nice weather

:D The oldest grandson and Tara chauffeured grandma and i around in the 14 today in perfect weather. The T ran like a fine watch!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1608

Re: 1914 Stuff

Any body numbers?? Any idea of the body mfg ?? Bud :D
by bud delong
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

I guess i don't want to go there!! Bud. :oops:
by bud delong
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question 2: Modern Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Alternate History Question 2: Modern Model T

All model T's were not the same!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Bat or Mag start?

Because the mag is making current as ac the timer needs to be in the right place to mag start with the crank. I have two model T's i could not crank start on mag until i was tought how. Usually about 4 notches spark advance are needed to crank start on mag. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

I like to retard the spark and count to five. 1 You never forget to retard the spark. 2 You get more free starts. 3 Nice if you have a stem winder. Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

I only know about our 14 but i removed the piece of tin covering the lower dash! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 1183

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

What Stan said!! Thirty years ago i looked at a tractor a dealer had and was told it was rebuilt! I could see the oil pan had not been removed so i asked the shop foreman?? When asked he said it only had a valve job and the low side of the trans slipped!! :oops: :oops: Bud.
by bud delong
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

The sawmill, small , and lite duty i wonder if it later became Bellsaw?? Bud :D
by bud delong
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Old Photo Model T pulls a threshing machine More photos

To me working from memory that looks like a corn husker to me? A road trip to Amish country would clear it up. That very well built hitch looks modern to me and if it was old time it must have been worth more than the old Fords that used it!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

I too also pack my model T wheel bearings the old fashioned way. I take the grease cup's off and give each one 7 pumps with the grease gun using soft red grease. I jack the front end up and check how they feel. When turned back on the grease cups force the old grease out and the new in !Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)

Years ago when there were many GM plants Dobson heavy haul was in Bay City at the old round house site?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford and the six cylinder, part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Henry Ford and the six cylinder, part 2

Thank you Rob, i enjoyed it!!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Value of fresh magged and turned EE crankshaft

With all that is at stake ,i think a unground crank would be a hard sell?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carbide Generator Make
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

That looks like the one on our 14 and we have all 5 Victor lamps. If you use it clean it quickly after each use!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: White tires

:D Do any of these tires look to be bright white in any of the old pictures of the time?? Im on my second set of all whites, because that is what they had back then .Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More old Fords
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: More old Fords

Neat pictures!! The belt on the power unit seems a little small .Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s be safe out there.
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Re: Let’s be safe out there.

thank you!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Alternative fuel

Tax free has nothing to do with kero, gas, or fuel oil! If any of these were used on the farm or off road most taxes did/do not apply. On the farm sales tax in Mich does not apply. Some large farms will use on road or clear diesel for both trucks and tractors and get a refund on the portion used off...
by bud delong
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Alternative fuel

Some of the other post are part right. There were tractors that also were made to run on kero. Those tractors had 3 tanks , one for starting gas, one for kero, and one for water to use when hot and pulling hard to prevent pre ignition with burning kero . Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Alternative fuel

Back in 61 or 62 we ran our F-20 on fuel oil once.Same carb ,same spark plugs and it ran well. Simple to do just follow instructions on the fuel tank .Start on gas and run until very warm, shut off gas and quickly turn on fuel. Stopping is just as important as you shut off fuel oil and run until it ...
by bud delong
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K, according to Rob
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Ford Model K, according to Rob

It was good and i thank you!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: starting an engine on a stand
Replies: 19
Views: 1459

Re: starting an engine on a stand

Almost 60 years ago the kid on the next farm got a model A engine. He had nothing but the engine so we sat it on dirt and drove two old model T axels beside it. I had a black T radiator and we used old bicycle tubes for hoses! The engine sat firm and when running much over a fast idle the bottom hos...
by bud delong
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The T and friends.
Replies: 18
Views: 1088

Re: The T and friends.

Dallas,Some day i would like to see the Gram Page as my father had one long ago!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2776

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

If you read Tin Lizzie it gives a very good account of the New Ford that Henry wrecked!! In 1911 or 12 Edsel would have been very young,and his name was not mentioned in the story! The actual story say"s Henry wrecked the car with his hands and feet,no sledge hammer!! :D Please read Tin Lizzie by St...
by bud delong
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2776

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

Reading the book Tin Lizzie by Stern when i was young! The pictures,feats,and the times when they were in use.I never saw it but the first DeLong auto was a 1915 Ford Touring and i used to listen to my father 1906-1966 about the model T! :D Bud.