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by bud delong
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

Long ago in a Chevy plant that no longer exist there was a V-8 engine line from the block casting to the running engines.At almost the end of the engine assembly line there was a [Air Motering Machine] where the spark plug holes were covered and every V-8 engine was run on air. Later in a Olds plant...
by bud delong
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 24
Views: 3108

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Grim reaper indeed!! Makes me wonder how many were injured by that very poor jack? :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story

Great car,Great pictures,and Great story! Unless you know Rob though i think the story falls short from not telling about his willingness to share his car"s,info, and friendship!!!! Thank you for all you do!!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Just a reminder!

Yup next Sunday 1/26/2020 is the Script A swap meet in Saginaw,Mi.Lot"s of almost anything inside and most have both Model A"s and T"s. McDonald Cadillac on State St in Saginaw. :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Rob has a cover car

Rob,Please do post the article when you can!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

I love this but on the other hand someday i would like to buy at least two copies of a nice hard bound book before all Robs work is gone!!!!!!!! :D The Internet has any and everything [now] but will it last long term or be gone like farts in the wind??? Something you can get your hands on in the fut...
by bud delong
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1171

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Glad to hear it"s started and running but i can"t understand a lot of suction and dry spark plugs and with questionable valves? I wonder how dirty the engine is in the valve chamber? Needing that much advance to start,that sounds like a lot even on a mag start? Is the spark rod over or under the wat...
by bud delong
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towncar-Old Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Towncar-Old Photo

Great pictures and thanks to all!! :D Bud. :D PS,Anyone see the background? :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

Easy to try and they are like something else,everyone has one? Whatever you use can a meter be found to check air quality? :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Test
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Test

Rob,Is that 6-40 in the picture the one you now have? :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

Today i feel inspired with dumb ideas but would a shop vacuum work with extra hose in and out?? Portable would also be nice for welding? :D Bud :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

I know nothing about this except my 52 years of wedded bliss tell me [Never To Ask The Wife To Help Tow Anything]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1643

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

One of my favorite auction"s was clearked by the local banker and they hung the stone pile on him! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1171

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

With a friend cranking hold your hand over the air inlet of the carb. You should get a strong suction.Just pulling the choke might not do so use your hand.Are your spark plugs wet with gas?? If not before you reinstall the plugs put a little gas in each cyl then replace the plugs and try it. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1050

Re: Memory

Same day service! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1229

Re: model T values

Likely much less than it would cost to build it! Model T values are usually highest for the very early and correct cars. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1050

Re: Memory

Growing up in the 50"s i loved most of the music and the Everly Brothers were favorites!! We were lucky to see them perform in Lost Wages once. As for jingles,i like the Carnation Milk ditty!!!!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Duesenberg donation
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Duesenberg donation

Dallas are you saying i would be lucky to see out of the windows? Wonderful car but it is not what i normally think of a Duesenberg ? I don"t recall if i have ever seen a Lufkin center punch but i remember being in the closed Lufkin Rule plant in Saginaw long long ago.When Lufkin closed a welder cam...
by bud delong
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Ford Model T Automobile Telescoping Apartment (Vintage Camper)
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Ford Model T Automobile Telescoping Apartment (Vintage Camper)

:D It"s been years but i think there is one in the RV museum in Elkhart IN? Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1050

Re: Memory

I remember we had a WW2 surplus Jeep and my mother would tow us kids behind on our sleds.I really enjoy reading of what people remember of day"s and people gone by.I do not know how small or trivial it matters but i do know if we don"t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H-1 Bowl nuts
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: H-1 Bowl nuts

Nice work! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What To See/Do ‘T’ wise in Jacksonville FL end of January ?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: What To See/Do ‘T’ wise in Jacksonville FL end of January ?

We spent a few months in Baldwin over the last two winters and only saw one forties car! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1283

Re: Ethanol gas

I think a lot of this is political as too what many say! I like it because it uses corn and we can grow all that is needed for any purpose under the sun.Recently i was in shock when my youngest grandson told me of all the birds killed by wind turbines.My comments are only what i [small i] think and ...
by bud delong
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: Adding Model A crank to T engine early ideas

Why not use the complete model A engine? Way way back when Bill&Jean Barth were still in the mitten they showed up on a short tour with a late 20" coupe and a V-8 60 HP. Really nice car and nice people! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Ten Commandments for antique cars

I think 10 commandments are not enough!! I think when JQ Public ask dumb questions owners/drivers should not act as if their hair is on fire!!!Kids will be kids and unless we were chained to a large tree [WE] were also dumb kids once!!!! When it is not fun anymore sell or pass it along! :oops: Guilt...
by bud delong
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

Rob,So the head was built that way for dual ignition? My question about the camshaft i was wondering if the extra places in the head were of the atmosperice type of valve?? :D Is this car in running condition,or plans to put it that way? Thank you for all you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

I noticed what looked like a drive at the back but i thought it might have been a later add on for a self commencer or? I see there are no priming cups as on the N engine. Are all the valves on the 6 cyl camshaft driven? Nice to see you back on the forum!!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide generator parts scematic or photos?
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Carbide generator parts scematic or photos?

The threaded rod and seat should be able to seal off the water in the top tank,then be adjustable by drops per min.The fill cap on the top tank has a piece of brass wire through it which also is a slight vent.Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?
Replies: 18
Views: 1204

Re: Model T’s big brother? Maybe older big step-brother?

I see the timer position was improved!! WOW!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at these spurs!!
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Take a look at these spurs!!

After we got rid of the cows at one time we had 11 head of riding horses.In all my years of riding [long ago],i can"t remember seeing spurs used except at the rodeo.Long long ago there was the Michigan State Championship Rodeo at Sparta,Mi but i doubt it still exist? A rodeo came to Midland and they...
by bud delong
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Hap"s story reminded me of a mistake my dad made 60 years ago.Our crank start tractor liked to start with the spark advanced and the throttle wide open.Dad forgot to check if it was in gear and spun the crank!! He managed to jump clear but the F-20 had ran over a 3 section spike tooth drag,through t...
by bud delong
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide generator parts scematic or photos?
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Carbide generator parts scematic or photos?

Yes! Mine went bad and i went to a industry seal seller and had a O ring made.Cheap and it will last a lifetime! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing modern front hub bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Installing modern front hub bearings

To me it would seem easy and cheap to weld 2 pices of flat stock on a old/worn/or off shore socket!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

I think the left rear would get you away from most of the exhaust?? :D Bud.
by bud delong
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1683

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

In rust we trust? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Just a kid at 74 but for those who remember [sell the bicycle]!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 644

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

Back in the day people would use a snap gauge called that because it snapped over the starter wire and it would tell you what the amp draw was from the starter.The books would tell you starter drag hot or cold and it took a lot of guess work out of finding starter problems.Many years ago Ron provide...
by bud delong
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Makes its Public Debut
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: TT Makes its Public Debut

Very nice!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

What"s a phone book?? :D Bud.
by bud delong
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 10724

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

About 20 years ago the Central T"s were invited for a light brunch and a look at the collection.If any get the invite,GO LOOK!!!!! Nice T"s and very nice people!!!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Merry Christmas!

Jem,we do not hear from you often enough so please don:t wait so long!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: missing person??
Replies: 1
Views: 380

missing person??

Has anyone had contact with Rob? Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: A sucker for chocolate

Merry Christmas to you and yours Dallas! We lost a fan motor on the corn stove after 13 years and had to use fuel oil for a day :twisted: :twisted: The corn stove is back on line and soon we will be a house full of family,warm and happy! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1853

Re: Merry Christmas

My favorite because that"s the way it was. I hope everyone is well and happy with whatever the holiday means to you and yours! Merry Christmas!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Sorry,That aint me,that music is from Stan!! :oops: Bud.
by bud delong
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Almost 60 years ago i was standing next to Pete Yoder during prayer when the worst stink ever drifted by!! Pete said in a low voice [it smell"s like someone sort of eased one out]!!!!! Bud. :oops:
by bud delong
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Early TT

One of my first jobs was driving the C-Allis on the big rope to haul loose hay into the mow.Later when we had a bailer come i think that was more work throwing bails up into the hay mow.Mowing,raking,cultivating,picking stones.In the fall while Dad picked corn i shoveled it all into the crib,and in ...
by bud delong
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas 1912
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Merry Christmas 1912

Very Nice!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

I wore Round House bibbs to church today and when i make that last mile it will be in Round House Bibbs!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2382

Re: Oil pump

A lot of very nice machine work!!! I really like the picture of the heavy duty oil pan with all that hanging and all the extra power i think that pan is a good foundation!!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1275

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

I have always thought constipated can" pass a thing would be fitting! :lol: Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2382

Re: Oil pump

The water pump/oil pump combo looks nice as you would still have a generator?? Has anyone ever thought about a battery powered pump in the sump? With 6 or 12 volt you could supply oil before even starting the engine. :? :shock: Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T story - might be true
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: A Model T story - might be true

We should remind young people there actually was a time when a gas station was a service station where people pumped gas,checked your oil,belts,wipers,and tires!! I do not miss getting gas in Indana when pump atendents had to add in the tax after the sale! I do not need to remember the restrooms whe...
by bud delong
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to school
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Back to school

Good on ya!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2382

Re: Oil pump

I have seen a model T engine that used a plunger oil pump driven off a cam lobe? :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Your thoughts please.

I watched the video of the kick start but i think i'm built too close to the ground and i"m also as nimble as a stone. :oops: Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Your thoughts please.

Thanks to everyone and i will try simple things first as i know it should even start on the switch if things are right.I have jacked up the right rear and i still get a bind? Once started it runs very well and i will ask the one who must be obayed to print this for saving.To my friend East of Emma,i...
by bud delong
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Your thoughts please.

Yes i do not want to go starter unless i could adapt a early such as a Dayton. The cold is not the problem as the car seems to bind while cranking even in warm weather. I was just thinking a little extra on the crank would be hard to spot and might help??? Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Your thoughts please.

Our T was only out 3 times last year because i can"t crank it easily anymore. I looked at it tonight when i brought in corn and i wonder [out loud] if adding 3 or 4 inches to the crank would help the old person who lives here?? :oops: Bud.
by bud delong
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Over the hill
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Over the hill

It must have taken a lot of dynamite to build that road!! :D Bud.
by bud delong
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A different speedster
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: A different speedster

Dallas,It was gone long before my time but my father once had a G P!! I was told it was a very stylish auto? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: timer relocater(or?)

Long ago when i found one in my grand dads barn i asked what it was used for? As told 60 years ago it was to get the timer up and out of all the mud,water,dirt,and snow of the roads of the time. :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How did they do it?
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: How did they do it?

I wonder if the staged photo was either a adv for tires,tire chains,Ford,or better roads.The well dressed driver looks more like a salesman ? Uncle Sam"s tires from way back were harder than rocks and now some have a way to adjust air pressure on the go.Speaking of on the go,Rich drink more water. :...
by bud delong
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How did they do it?
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: How did they do it?

I think tall tires of any type tend to step over mud,snow,or ruts rather than plow through.Ever drive a two wheel drive tractor in deep snow and see the front wheels slide rather than roll?? :D Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Lately the worst of many old age problems is learning of friends you will never see again.Bud.
by bud delong
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

One cold winter day when we were cleaning out the grandparents house i got the tractor pulling a model T trailer stuck in deep snow.My dad hitched the team and the snow was so deep i had to dig a spot to crank the F-20! The team stepped into the pull and the tractor did not move.My dad backed the te...
by bud delong
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan Swap Meet?
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Michigan Swap Meet?

I hope to see you there ED!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

Yes no,and none of the above.The teams were largely kept for old times sake long before the 50"s with the advent of semi modern tractors in the 30"s.Often much like horses the steamers often had to sit while their boilers could make more steam to go on.There were steamers that burned straw for the p...
by bud delong
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

That picture shows not the need for any Ford but the number of horses to do that work.Horses eat hay or pasture and if they are worked a lot of grain!The cost of the barns,hay,grain,horses,harness,and man power sold many crawler tractors and while Ford built the Trackson i think it was much too smal...
by bud delong
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine

Gray Marine?? :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Day In History - December 1, 1913
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: This Day In History - December 1, 1913

Trial and error pushed by hand then a rope with hooks on it.So is there a exact date carved in stone?? Do the fore mentioned ideas count or is it a actual conveyor chain? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parade time with the T
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Parade time with the T

Now that"s funny!!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15,000,000 Ford video
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: 15,000,000 Ford video

As one can see what is going down the engine line even then i wonder what the odds were if 15,000 000 had been no starter or generator?? Thank"s Rob! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parade time with the T
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Parade time with the T

One seat or two? Very nice! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Michigan Swap Meet?
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Michigan Swap Meet?

Always a few but the hardest thing to find is a good parking place! :D Bud
by bud delong
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 969

Re: Champion X spark plugs

If oil burning is not a problem i think it is a higher compression ratio that makes the need for colder plugs?? Bud. :D PS,There is a man in Indiana that sells spark plugs and has a cheap list that will show the many variations of Champ X. I can't find the list or remember his name?? Bud. :D
by bud delong
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: Pads around spark plugs

I thought they looked cool so many years ago i bought a set.They must be here somewhere. Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Using the org Ford grease cups/hubcaps you can easily force the water from your front wheel bearings! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Sir my question about your ignition was if you had org coils or a after market single coil unit? Bud from the land of round door knobs. :D
by bud delong
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

What sort of ignition do you have? Bud.
by bud delong
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2157

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

With the power outages over and over proves if you don"t learn from history your doomed to repeat it!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

The org question was [how were model T bodies painted?] I think a better question to have asked would relate to what year,body mfg,body type,and where built.We are not all the same and neither were Model T"s :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1153

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

My question is what year did Ford start building their own bodies?????????????????????????????? :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow, good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 1289

Re: Snow, good or bad?

Yes i heard you got about twice what we did.Yesterday at the table of knowledge i was told a few were still trying to dig sugar beets in the mess!! I would have liked to escape between Christmas and the new year but i might have a problem now. :D Bud :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow, good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 1289

Re: Snow, good or bad?

Snow being either good or bad depends on the amount received and when. If the crops are still in the field a little can go along way.When you only get a little and you wonder why the combines are not running,it is because when a slight amount of snow hits the fan it will melt causing ice to freeze o...
by bud delong
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 33
Views: 1564

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Funny when all the experts say for one reason or another the electric will not work most are thinking cross country.I think i have yet to see note of the small towns and suburbs where many simply use a golf cart.I do not see any in the winter but in late spring through early fall they are all over t...
by bud delong
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

When we bought our first model T i was really disapointed it did not make the same sweet sound the model A engine makes! While i like the open soft ride of the 14 that self commencer on the A is nice for some of us old people.That looked to be a very nice A so even if i wanted another T i would stil...
by bud delong
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Thank you Veterans

Last night i got to thinking about the long lost can do crest that were on my uniform. I asked the wife to search and try to find one to wear on my vet hat and low and behold she found one.I looked at my dress greens in the closed and low and behold the crest were intact! I did not try to put my uni...
by bud delong
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: big freeze

Well on the bright side the lawn will not need mowed for a while,there are no fly's or bugs,and i doubt if i will see any snakes! Another nice thing about snow is it will not burn!All we can do is not gripe and make the best of it and it"s way too early to get cabin fever!! Good luck to those who hu...
by bud delong
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: big freeze

We have about 5" and there are still people trying to pull sugar beets!! Lots of corn and soybeans still in the field and the ground was very wet before this mess.It should make for a good start of deer season 11/15 Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Thank you Veterans

Everyone in this country has a 6 year obligation if needed to serve. What better way to say thank you than to say yes i will!! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: big freeze

I just drained our 14 and the model A is next. When in use i use distilled water with a qt of antifreeze to hopefully stop any rust.It has been years since i ran both cars year round. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Three wheeler

Lots of model T parts but it makes me wonder how it handled? The new ones also make me wonder how they handle? The nature of the build of the first picture reminds me of E J Potter and some of the Allison powered tractors he built. :D Bud.
by bud delong
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 5043

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

Has anyone noticed this off topic has grown into a spot for some to preach post after post?? Advancing age brings many bad things with it and being in great shape will not help if your hit by a truck while standing in the middle of the road expounding others faults!!! :D Bud the boomer who paid his ...
by bud delong
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

Good on you Dick,and thank you for your service!!!!!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2157

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Dallas,As a matter of fact we just unloaded our second ton this morning.Yup without a good power stand by it could get very cold quick!! I hope your well and warm this winter! Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 2157

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Well that is what this part of the forum is about off topic.We have had and will have loss of power so many years ago we bought a 7,000 surge 6500 cont generator that will handle the house/farm and a 3,000 Honda for when we travel.I really love the little Honda!!!!! :D Bud. :D
by bud delong
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: TT truck top speed

A simple tire change could speed you up and much cheaper than many other fixes.Bud. :D