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by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Parade time with the T
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Parade time with the T

That's very cool. Looks like a fun day.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: My "New" Lathe!

That's the exact model I trained on in high school. How exciting. In the 1980s the high school I went to had a vocational program to train machinists for work in the local carpet mills. In the end I joined the Air Force to further my machinist's skills but that is a different story. Good score on th...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2279

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

I haven't had time to do much in the last month or so. Went to New Orleans for funeral then recovering from a bad cold. Hoping to get back to working on the T this week. I hope to finish the lower body frame and get it painted before the cold weather comes back. Might clean up in the shop, getting a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Looks in better condition than the one I'm driving.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scam Roku Service
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Scam Roku Service

My wife and I finally had it with our local cable company when they took Turner Classic Movie channel and moved it to a premium sports package to make us pay for anouther service we do not want. I won't say what our monthly cable bill is/was but it's more than most car payments I or her have ever ha...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut

I've installed the new nuts on 2 cars ( a 25, and 24 ) and had to cut 1/4 inch off both to make them fit.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 3922

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

I finally got all the fenders and splash shields "adjusted" and mounted. Now to design and build the body. The hope is to build a Hack / delivery type body. The 2x4s on the back were just so I could mount the rear fenders and visualize the length of the T. It's taken me 18 months to get to this poin...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1789

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

I had cranking problems on one of mine that matches yours. I found the pack nut felt on top of the carb was leaking air. I replaced it and added a few drops of oil to it to help seal it. Cranked fine after this. About a year later it started having trouble cranking again so I put a few drops of oil ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4260

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

I've been out of action for a month or more. Finally got back to "repairing" some fenders for a farm vehicle I'm building. The fenders had an are that was very thin with holes. I made some skin graph panels to support the steel. I originally tried to weld them on but I suck at welding. I didn't used...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1420

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I have one of those in line on my 24. Growing up on a farm and driving seasonal tractors, I like the option of being able to see the fuel. I never thought to just put it in place of the bowl. Good idea.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Its been a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Its been a year!

Don't give up, you can get her going again. Glad to see your brining in a younger generation.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

I had an issue with getting the u-joint and the engine to fully engage. I rebuilt the rear spring and this moved everything back almost 1/2 inch. I wound up loosening everything attaching the springs then used ratchet straps to compress the u-joint and cover in. Then I tightened everything down. I h...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB good working coils
Replies: 1
Views: 209

WTB good working coils

I'm looking for 4 working coils for my recently resurrected T. Right now I'm just swapping coils back and forth between my Roadster and this one but would like to have a set for each. I do have 4 old (non-working) coils I can include as part of the deal. These are pretty rough, look like they sat un...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 1696

Re: Today made it all worth it

Beautiful.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: Running for the first time since 1950s

I did get 2 video clips with my phone. I would try and post them but in the back ground is my political sign for 2020. I think the forum should be about Ts not bad politicians.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Running for the first time since 1950s

It took me over a year but anouther one lives. The last time this T ran my dad was a teen and he and his buddy drove it into the woods where it died. It sat there for many years until being rescued and dragged to a barn. Cow barn to cow barn for the next 50 years. The car still smells like cow pee s...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SCHOOL BUS
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: SCHOOL BUS

Would love to see more photos. Inside too.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: Water separator

I personally like to see the fuel, so all my vehicle's have a glass bowl water separator/fuel filter. I know the under tank bowl does a good job and the addition is not needed but I like it.


Bottom left of picture.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many hours should it take...
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: How many hours should it take...

Once I had mine cleaned up and most of the parts here, it took me 80+ hour of actual labor to get the engine and transmission reassymbled. Put together, make it rotate, measure, mark, disassemble, adjust, put together, repeat over and over and over. I'm not a professional, just a barn mechanic.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are they ??
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: What are they ??

Randy I love a good mystery and I know I've seen something like those some where but can't exactly remember. They look like parts off a type of quick release buckle I used to use in the 70s. I can't remember what they were on but I think it was a type of military buckle.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat May 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New member one month
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: New member one month

Beautiful photo and welcome.

Always wanted to try goat yoga, I do it now with Pugs. Probably just as fun.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Thank you all for the comments. I don't think ive done anything different or special and that anyone who found themselves in my situation would be doing something similar. Afterall whats the choice, give up and wait for this disease to take what makes me, me. That might be the easier road but It's j...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue May 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

I believe to thing they fly was a patched up Ercoupe. Can't remember if he had a license. There are allot of stories of drive bombing the neighbors and backfiring the engine over houses to scare them.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

That old photo might be an A. I never thought it looked like this T. dad and his brother had several home built contraptions running around then, even 1 that flew. Van Urine would be a great name for a T.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Multiple posts completed.

Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Each day I leave notes and sketches for the stranger who will come in tomorrow and continue the work. It’s been weird and took allot of discipline and practice to go in each morning and read over the notes and see what someone else has done. Just so you know there is no one else, my disability affec...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

So far I have worn out 2 rotary air tools, buckets of wire brushes, a book of sandpaper and used enough rustolieum paint to fill 2 good sized buckets. I have hundreds of photos and shoe box full of receipts. I’ve bought parts from some of you, from eBay, from numerous T junk yards, several vendors, ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

This is the Pee T pressure washed. I began dissembling on it on May 20th 2018.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

The photo below is what we believe is this T. My uncle Glenn is on the left, I think the woman to his right is my grandmother, not sure but the next woman might be my Aunt Judy, then last on the right is my dad.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

(Note: be patient with me, I going to attempt multiple entries and photos) In April 2018 my brother took me up to dad’s farm and we dug this T out of the barn. When dad was in his teens this was his farm’s mud runner. It was used for fun and to run to the barns and check the cows. The magneto explod...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 7885

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Been out of action for a while. Finally got the T out and gave her a bath. It's been a long winter for me personally, I've spent too much time working on my other T and haven't taken any time to drive Katherine pictured here.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do I clean out a gastank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: How do I clean out a gastank?

I used the pea gravel method with water in a homemade rig. Did this for about half an hour changing which side was uphill periodically so the gravel would work back and forth in the tank. After I finished I flushed with water and made sure all the gravel was out. After it dried for about a week I us...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tool help
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Tool help

I would suggest a large crescent wrench for the axle nut. Remember the threads are left/right for different sides. Cant remember right now which is which. If your moving the bearings you will need races in the replacement wheel. The rear end wheels may not roll if the trans is stuck in gear, I've us...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

Brad I understand and empathise with your frustration. Everything and I mean everything I have done on my T this year had been 2 steps forward, 1 step backwards. It gets very tiring and sometimes you have to just back away and breath. When I hit these walls I take a break and think about how no one ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat upholstery kit
Replies: 23
Views: 1974

Re: Seat upholstery kit

I used the Clastique kit with no problems. 24 Roadster.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship

That was supposed to be hey Dan not sure what het means. Spell check was set to german.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship

Het Dan,
Dave's working on a shipping quote for one he has. Hold what you got for now. The rods and pistons you sent over worked great.

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship
Replies: 4
Views: 561

WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship

I'm looking for a good oval gas tank for my 25. I know I can buy a new one for about 160.00 but thought I'd ask to see if someone has a good one sitting around they want to sell. I have a set up to scrub the inside and reline it with sealer but it needs to have good steel. This will need to be shipp...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: 1926 Ford Model T

Welcome. Beautiful car you got there. Looks like it will be fun. My wife is over there near Duesseldorf this week for work. She tells me there are a few T guys working with her so there are others in country you can hook up with.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuthin’ Special new driver in the drivers seat...
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Nuthin’ Special new driver in the drivers seat...

Love the photos Chris. I think the Nothing Special posts are some of my favorites.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 7835

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

4 months, 5 used parts sellers, Langs, allot of sweat and some blood. Engine and Transmission rebuilt. I was beginning to think I'd never make it to this point.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

George I was wondering if you found out what caused the misalignment? I was test fitting my flywheel this morning and noticed that if the alignment pins were the wrong size this could pull the drums toward the engine and not let the band's line up. I would think this would cause the magnet holders t...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rad
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Rad

Maybe those are pepper nuts. Guaranteed to slow leaks
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

Thank you all for the quick answers. There were bits of wire from these things scattered in the sludge in the clutch when I disassembled it. I didn't connect them to these band's until someone mentioned it in this post. It's interesting that the drums these were on looked good, it was the reverse dr...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

I'd like some information on these band's. I have 2, pictured in the photos, that appear to have a cloth with brass or bronze type wire woven into them. I was thinking of re using these two and replacing the one not pictured, that has a ragged cotton band. Can anyone tell me who made this material a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 7835

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

Looks like March is going to be a busy month here. So far I have started assembly of the engine and finished my magnet charger. The original color for this engine I'm assuming was a grey but I didn't want that so I went with what was in stock. The magnet charger is a compact one, made from an old ax...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Very interested in hearing the fix for this. I just assymbled my engine and am fixing to begin on the transmission. I hope I never learn what your feeling right now. It seams everything I've done in the past year has been 2 steps forward 1 step back. When you find the fix please post it so we or at ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 2092

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I'm with you Tim. I liked the OT sprinkled in amongst the T stuff.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5274

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I'll chime in on this one. I liked the look and use of the old forum. Easier to read the type, loaded much faster on my computer, just had a friendlier feel. I know change is inevitable, dang it. But I still like driving around listening to my 8 tracks in my truck and running cords to my hand tools ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Business for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Business for sale

Oh No! 1/2 of one of my Ts cane from there, one part at a time. I still have allot of bits and bobs missing and having Model T Haven there is comforting to know I can find them.

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 6792

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Been out of action for a bit but I'm back now. I'm liking the Ellie Mae build. Looks like a fun vehicle.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 2881

Re: Garage Space

Vernon I have a 24 done and running, I've got a 25/27 stretched from one end of the shop to the other and am hoping to have it running this summer. Then hidden in a barn in GA is a 27 coupe complete, waiting on resurection. I'd love to bring the barn here too but I live in an area where the garage h...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 2881

Re: Garage Space

I vote storage problem.

Ever since the arrival of the Ts my wife has had to park outside. She wants us to build a new garage around back for the Ts but what she doesn't know is that I've got anouther barn rescue waiting to come here. Hahaha what's that saying, if you build it they will come.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new kettle of fish!
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: A new kettle of fish!

Wow. As with anything to do on a T it's two steps forward one step back. When hitting almost over whelming obstacles I'm reminded of the saying, "How do you eat an elephant? ...... One bite at a time." Looking forward to updates on this repair.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Mystery Bend X
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: OT - Mystery Bend X

Stamping on part of it
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Mystery Bend X
Replies: 3
Views: 592

OT - Mystery Bend X

I was going to lable this "My what a large Bend X you have" but my wife suggested other wise. A while back I bought an interesting Bend X of eBay. I knew as soon as I got it out of the mailbox I knew it wasn't a T bendix before opening the box. It was very heavy. After cleaning it up I find it just ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT--But really need Ebay help!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1760

Re: OT--But really need Ebay help!!!!

I'd st be honest with the buyer. I've bought parts only to have to seller contact me and say he didn't have the item or he misplaced it. Those were honest and I was disappointed but understood. Things happen and most T guys are understanding.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 3025

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

After the doctor recomended physical and cognative therapy for my disease, I refused because of the costs of getting rides and the sessions themselves. I recived a model T from my dad and forced myself to work on it and rebuild it. After the first year there was a remarkable improvement in my coordi...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: T Part identification.

Yeah I bet it was a stabilizer of some sort. I dug through the bag of bolts and found a nut that was part of what ever this was.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: T Part identification.

The car had no speedometer when I got it but it may have when dad used it as a teen. I've been all over my other T looking for a part similar but am unable to find anything that matches. It may be a left behind part from a speedometer? I'm going through all the photos I've taken of this one looking ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 832

T Part identification.

I hate to ask this but I can't identify what this part is. I took apart the engine and front end last fall and bagged every bolt, nut and dead mouse. This week I'm going through the bags and cleaning parts to see what's useable and what's not. I cleaned this part but can not remember where it goes a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Fastenal shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: OT Fastenal shipping

I used them for the first time last year to ship a pallet of fenders. Very satisfied with their service and cost.

One thing they don't tell you out right is that if the parts aren't enclosed in a crate their not insured. Its in the small print.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Something Better Maybe?
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Something Better Maybe?

On the Roadster I would put the battery where a human could get it in and out.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Essential tool for antique or modern car
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Essential tool for antique or modern car

I think there is a hammer for standard and metric nails to go in that tool box.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 4329

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

I had a kill switch in my old truck to prevent theft. I kept forgetting which way was on and which was off. After 5 years of constantly forgetting I finally removed the switch. Cranks every time now.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Model A 21" wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: WTB: Model A 21" wheels

I might be the guy you PM ed. I've received no PM but still have some A wire wheels in the shed. Contact me directives email and I can send you some pictures. Jgfisheriii@juno.com

Jim
Peachtree City GA
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 7176

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Finally finished cleaning and painting the engine block. The weather and my health have not been cooperating. Its not the proper color for a 27 engine but this is for my bitsa so I went with what I've got in stock.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Not Model T but it is (a) Ford and (b) heartwarming
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: OT - Not Model T but it is (a) Ford and (b) heartwarming

I'm a sucker for stories like this. Brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for posting it.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 4538

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

Preservation was my goal when I rebuilt my dad's T. I have anouther one that preservation wasn't an option. It's a total rebuild. Dad's T I tried to keep it how he had it in high school and college. I dad add mirrors, and blinkers. The top and seats were a total rebuild, time wasn't kind to those. T...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2598

Re: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!

Jeff I appreciate all the hard work you do to keep this thing going. Do we need to do a fund raiser or special donation to get more memory to you? I would be happy to help seeing how you've me over the years with this forum.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2414

Re: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?

If it were a farm trailer I'd say plug it and go but if your hauling cars I'd spend a bit and replace it, plug it and keep as an emergency spare.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with

I've used the high temp black for exhaust manifolds on the radiator core with good results. A light coating. I use the rustoleum regular black on the rest. I was always afraid to do too much painting on the core afraid it would act like an insulator and not transfer heat.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photograph- "T"- boned!
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Old Photograph- "T"- boned!

Bit of patience and some love and it could be good as new.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 7176

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Well I got bogged down when my primary transport lost anouther fuel pump to ethanol. This one is supposed to be resistant to the stuff. Only time will tell. I did a bunch of other repairs while I was there, my girl has been neglected for the past few years with the T projects going on. She got new s...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stolen Model T
Replies: 27
Views: 4962

Re: Stolen Model T

Pictures would help even old ones. A quick search on Craigslist brought up 4 1915 Ts. Don't know if there the ones but i like them. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/rio-vista-1915-ford-model-speedster/6780066316.html https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/reno-1915-roadster-rat-rod/6794187168.html ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Electrical Schematics Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Model T Electrical Schematics Available

Very nice, I like this set of drawings very much. Now I just need to upgrade to color printer.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clear Coil???
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Clear Coil???

It looks like the potting stuff used in modern electronics. I saw it used at Chrysler years ago on the cars brain boxes. Don't know where to get any but I'm sure it's out there some where.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 1904

Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

20,000 RPM rotary air tool. Love it so much I have 2 of them.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Explain Your Avatar
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: Explain Your Avatar

Mine happened on one of the rare days that it actually snows here. I got up early knowing it wouldn't last long. I was sneaking out of the neighborhood and the fellow down the street snapped the photo. It was a lovely 32 degrees and I drove all over this side of town. This was before I rebuilt and a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why a User Name?
Replies: 21
Views: 2178

Re: Why a User Name?

I thought it was like the other forum, now I'm stuck with it.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine assembly complete!
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Engine assembly complete!

Beautiful. Gives me hope that one day I'll be able to say the same thing.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Tutorial needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1768

Re: Tutorial needed

I'm having trouble remembering which thread I've read. Kinda liked in the old forum where they changed colors when I read them. Maybe I'm needing that tutoring thing too.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Just to test if I understood it.
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: Just to test if I understood it.

Glad someone is running a test thread. Lot of choices here to get used to.