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by JohnM
Sun May 02, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving the T
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Driving the T

What Steve said, and your 8n has something your T doesn't have. A governor to keep the engine going regardless of the load.
by JohnM
Sat May 01, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selfcharging magnets
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Selfcharging magnets

I am curious too, Rich. No doubt there is an electrical engineer on this forum. If you only run on the battery, and your magnets are weak, are they not still producing a charge in the mag ring? And if so, where does it dissipate? Could it "back up" into the magnets?
by JohnM
Sat May 01, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selfcharging magnets
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Selfcharging magnets

My first T had been sitting a long time before I bought it. At first it hardly ran and wouldn't idle on mag. After some time without doing any work to it, the performance increased greatly just from driving it to where it would idle so slow on mag you could count the cylinders firing. :roll:
by JohnM
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A eulogy
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: A eulogy

Follow your dreams, it's not just for twenty year olds. Hope I can make it to 80 AND remember that. Through your post, Joe Lappin Jr is still inspiring. My condolences.
by JohnM
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 53
Views: 2258

Re: My apologies

It is a corrosion upon society that increasingly at all levels, passions are allowed to overrule good judgment. Mr Jelf, being the gentleman that he is, apologizes for an offense, whether he believes it to be or not. How much better the world would be with more Steve Jelfs.!!!
by JohnM
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Besides your T, what other Ford would you wish to own?
Replies: 51
Views: 1569

Re: Besides your T, what other Ford would you wish to own?

Like Steve Jelf, an A would be nice. But my 26 touring must be true love because my eyes don't wander like they used to. :)
by JohnM
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back on the road, gotta eat, gotta sleep.
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Back on the road, gotta eat, gotta sleep.

Fantastic photos! The one with the model A crossing the bridge is most likely in South central missouri Ozarks. The Huzzah creek is a very popular float stream. That style of bridge was very common in that area up to the 1970's. Besides, are there any other creeks named Huzzah?
by JohnM
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: water temperature gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: water temperature gauge

My 26 came with one. The sensor is drilled into the side of the head.. I wish they didn't do that, but that's the way it came. With a decent working radiator, there is no need to monitor the temperature that closely.
by JohnM
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil can question
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Oil can question

Steve, yours is more original than the original. :D
by JohnM
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley vaporizer air damper
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Holley vaporizer air damper

What you call damper, I assume you mean the throttle or choke butterfly. The throttle is closest to the intake manifold and is not spring loaded. The choke valve you can see at the intake opening should be spring loaded to hold it open to about 90 degrees. I just looked at what it costs for a rebuil...
by JohnM
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap Off and Looking in Inside
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: Gas Cap Off and Looking in Inside

Obviously, if it's your car you can do whatever you want. I just have an eye toward preservation, provided there are no leaks or problems not shown in the picture, with minimal care that tank should serve for many more years.
by JohnM
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap Off and Looking in Inside
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: Gas Cap Off and Looking in Inside

That tank looks D--- good for 90+ years. Will that sealer last for 90+ years? If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Someone years from now will thank you.
by JohnM
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Took the Ford in for service and
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Took the Ford in for service and

Oilybill get a horse! :lol:
by JohnM
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford & Kodak
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Ford & Kodak

And the Kodak was produced for the masses. They would both appeal to those interested in new technology. Interesting to know if the sales of one effected the other. (Don't be afraid, I understand what your thinking) :)
by JohnM
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 3227

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

JohnM wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:59 pm
It REQUIRES
you to be personally responsible. (The only safety device is the one between the drivers ears.)
It would have been laughingly absurd back in that day for someone to sue Firestone and Ford because they had a flat and wrecked their car.
by JohnM
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 3227

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

It evokes a personality and mindset of the generation that built and drove them. It is simple and unassuming, yet it is much more rugged than it appears. It is self reliant, most problems can be repaired on the side of the road, or at least make do to get you where you need to go. It REQUIRES you to...
by JohnM
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1095

Re: To young or not?

If you are trying to afflict them, it is best to expose them early and frequently. :D
by JohnM
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need advice adjusting clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Need advice adjusting clutch

I think you are starting to engage low gear. Try pulling the brake handle half way up when sitting at a light and keep your foot off the clutch and see if it still wants to go forward. Until you are more familiar with the "sweet spot", it is much safer so you don't hit the car in front of you.
by JohnM
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 2084

Re: Parking a Model T

After the horse, the model T was the first ATV. Once you become familiar with it's abilities and limitations, it will take you most anywhere you want to go. As long as you're not in a hurry. :)
by JohnM
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Music and and model T
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Music and and model T

I love how model T's and acoustic music fit together. I know there is Stan and Mark, and others on this forum, who play and love Americana music. This would be my sound track to a T video. Part Aaron Copland, part celtic, part bluegrass. Please add your favorites. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by JohnM
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new year.
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: A new year.

After the photo, they all squeezed into one phone booth. Fantastic photos as usual. Thank you.
by JohnM
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 924
Views: 126491

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Old Lang sign.
by JohnM
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

If the switch is placed at the battery, yes that would be true.
by JohnM
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I'm not an electrician, but if you put the switch on the positive side, wouldn't anything upstream of it still be "hot", which you might want in some applications such as large vehicles with multiple accessories that can be disconnected without disabling the whole vehicle.
by JohnM
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

My 26 touring came with one like jsaylor posted. It is mounted on the seat riser between the drivers legs. It saved me from tearing up my starter and ring gear teeth when the cheap repo starter button shorted out and the starter would not stop. Flipped the disconnect switch off, then I disconnected ...
by JohnM
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My wife has been after me to...
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

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

If they're not led's, put them in your sleeping bag, you'll be warmer.
by JohnM
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's a wonderful life...
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: It's a wonderful life...

You nailed it Kevin!
by JohnM
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 2082

Re: Driving question

"...when do you put the parking brake handle in the most forward position ?"
When the road is open in front of you.
by JohnM
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's a wonderful life...
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: It's a wonderful life...

It's not a T. I believe it's a Chevrolet baby grand touring. Someone more knowledgeable may chime in
by JohnM
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: STABIL shelf life

GEEZ! Now I need Stabil to keep my Stabil stable. :shock:
by JohnM
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How well will a carport protect our Ts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: How well will a carport protect our Ts?

How long do you want to keep it looking good? One or two years under a carport, and the moisture and sun will take it's toll. After all your time and money to restore her, you will want to protect your investment by storing it somewhere dry and away from direct sunlight. Before I had my own garage, ...
by JohnM
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1739

Re: points and condenser

Come on people! How the car is, is how he bought it! A few bucks on points and condenser and he can enjoy his T. Returning to stock most likely requires removing the engine and transmission to remove the oil slingers, installing mag ring and magnets. I would advise him not to open his hood at a mode...
by JohnM
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 1340

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

I don't think petroleum fuel will completely go away to soon. You can't charge batteries as quick as you can fill a tank, and there are lots of places people go on earth where there is no place to plug in.
by JohnM
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory tops
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Factory tops

That's a good question. I suspect that it was mostly just the chassis that moved down the line and had parts added to it. Individual parts such as assembling wheels, the engine, and attaching the top to the body, would be done at stationary locations. If you remember seeing movies of the body being ...
by JohnM
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT'S DONE, MY 1924 MODEL TT FARM TRUCK, BEEN DRIVING IT
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: IT'S DONE, MY 1924 MODEL TT FARM TRUCK, BEEN DRIVING IT

Very nice! It does look like an original truck that has been lovingly cared for over the years. I love the signs on the tailgate!
by JohnM
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.

Tom, your occupation or avocation apparently gives you access to vast historical photos. Please keep them coming! Love them!
by JohnM
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2727

Re: A period looking shop.

Inspiring! I like that size. Big enough to move around, but small enough that it won't cost an arm and a leg and hours to warm it up.
by JohnM
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 1203

Re: Turn signals

Never understood how one obtains a sense of security and safety by installing directional signals on a Model T. I always use turn signals in my modern vehicles but never ever rely on them for safety nor do they make me feel secure. I agree. Signals are a great safety device, but you shouldn't assum...
by JohnM
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/7 swivel on the carburetor
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: 1926/7 swivel on the carburetor

So, I mean, like, just gently pry it apart, right?
by JohnM
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1675

Re: Traded in my T

Yes, I agree. Project cars and basket cases are fine outdoors. But, to buy a nice collector car and park it outside, to me would be a crime. Not to mention bad for your investment. I don't think the prices of T's and A's are about to rocket to the moon. ;)
by JohnM
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1675

Re: Traded in my T

After spending so much time with T's, when I see an A it looks so curvy and modern! :D
by JohnM
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1675

Re: Traded in my T

Norman, back in the 50's and 60's, my Uncle, Ben Pierceall owned a salvage yard in Quincy Illinois that specialized in T's and A's. I don't suppose that's who you are referring to?

I too have an itch to buy an A. But don't have room for two at this time.
by JohnM
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T power unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

Re: Model T power unit

I too wish this was closer to home! My apologies if I hijack the conversation. I have seen pictures of cars with tanks in place of the radiator. How does it perform the function of a radiator?
by JohnM
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bailing wire nut?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: bailing wire nut?

Dang It! Where did you get that picture of me!!! :lol:
by JohnM
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bailing wire nut?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: bailing wire nut?

A temporary although questionable fix to get you where you're going. On the other hand, it was probably put on there before you were born and it's still there ;)
by JohnM
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

Very good Jonah! You will get much farther with a model T with a little patience and a good sense of humor.
by JohnM
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have I Done?
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: What Have I Done?

Any damage would be to the battery as long as the lights and key was off. Your battery is charged! Others with more technical experience may differ.
by JohnM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Weather vain.
Replies: 19
Views: 1655

Re: Model T Weather vain.

big2bird wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:30 pm
She wouldn't do it? You might have to.
Yes! Here's an example of how the words you use can change the meaning of the question! She may be fine if YOU put it on the roof. :)
by JohnM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

Doesn't sound like anything wrong to me when you say you have to pull the hand brake lever all the way back to start, that's the normal way to start a T. Get into that habit for cold or hot start for having full control on your T. Amen to that! We don't want to see a new thread titled, "How my T ra...
by JohnM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

If your engine is worn and you feel the need for a heavier grade of oil, try a multi viscosity like 10w40 instead of straight 40w. It shouldn't create as much drag on your clutch plates during cold starts.
by JohnM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

It is the nature of the beast to creep forward during cold starts. Not fully setting the parking brake and using 40w oil only accentuates that characteristic. Since you stated it was fine once the engine was warm, I would think all your adjustments are ok.
by JohnM
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2279

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

My first T, a 1927 Tudor, had a gas ration sticker on the windshield. That means someone depended on it for transportation during the war years.
by JohnM
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could this fit a Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Could this fit a Model T?

It would work if you lived in a Dr Seuss story.
by JohnM
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas & Grub
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Gas & Grub

Looks like a 1930 Buick coupe.
by JohnM
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 460
Views: 75255

Re: Foto of the Day

Tried rotating left and right. :cry:
by JohnM
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 460
Views: 75255

Re: Foto of the Day

20200927_145316.jpg
by JohnM
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 460
Views: 75255

Re: Foto of the Day

Went for a Sunday drive in the river bottoms near Columbia Il. Stopped for some photos. This pecan tree is HUGE!
by JohnM
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 321
Views: 33912

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

Enjoy your videos Scott. Are you from South St Louis? Because you roll past all the stop signs.
:D
by JohnM
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

Rich Bingham wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:07 pm
:lol: John M, you must be a truck driver ! 👍🏻
For 24 years.
by JohnM
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

If you must park it on a hill, park it pointing down hill. That way it will have sufficient oil at the front of the engine during start up.
by JohnM
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 21363

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Awesome Rich! You"re liviin the dream!
by JohnM
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

When I was very young, someone from my grandmother's generation told me when they would have company and wanted to go all out to impress them, they called it "Putting on the dog".
by JohnM
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Well don't that beat all.
by JohnM
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Wouldn't unthaw actually mean to freeze it? ;)
by JohnM
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

I believe it can be done, and done well. My Uncle, Ben Pierceall, was born in 1918. His first cars were put together from parts he would find. Later he would use those skills to patch together B-25 Mitchells to keep them in the air over the south pacific in 1945. But that is another story. In the ea...
by JohnM
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T prices down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Model T prices down?

Occasionally I see T's that sell for what I think is a crazy price. Who doesn't like to make money? But if prices reach the level of a 1969 GTO, I won't spend that kind of money on a toy I don't need. Model T prices are like the car and the people who drive them. Stable, reliable, and down to earth....
by JohnM
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My experience with plastic tack strips
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: My experience with plastic tack strips

Your grandson must be from Krypton. He rolled that body with one arm. :o
by JohnM
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some cool Model Ts
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: Some cool Model Ts

The first photo looks like Lafayette Park in St. Louis. What is the object in the left foreground? Public horse water'er?
by JohnM
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4101

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Other than as I stated earlier about using them to restrain children, or for adults in minor incidents, I agree with Squirrel and Erik. We are accustomed to being highly compensated for our inattentiveness in modern vehicles with lane assist, automatic braking collision avoidance and antilock brakes...
by JohnM
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 4101

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

I think seat belts could be helpful keeping children still and in their seat while just driving down the road and reduce injury in minor incidents. Beyond that, the best safety device in a model T, is the one between the driver's ears. The rudimentary, and no nonsense character of the model T is par...
by JohnM
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 94
Views: 8841

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

This is a ford 601 I believe about 1957. It has been one of the most reliable and trouble free machines I have had.
by JohnM
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Trip around Michigan
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: T Trip around Michigan

You are an inspiration Seamus! It appears your better half enjoys the adventure as much as you. Not all of us are that fortunate.
by JohnM
Fri May 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

The old time dressing and protectant was brake fluid. Now before someone comments that it hurts rubber, remember there are rubber seals in wheel cylinders and brake hoses.
by JohnM
Sun May 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 2364

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

I agree. It's got a wide brake pedal and a foot feed. It's very clear if you pause the movie at that frame.
by JohnM
Thu May 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 21363

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

I took this picture after getting home from a car show. It almost passes as a period photo, but the chain link fence and aluminum storm doors give it away.
by JohnM
Thu May 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: What does this mean?

You say this is your first drive on a new engine? It is possible that whoever painted the manifold did not use high temperature paint, and it's just burning off. As far as the spitting antifreeze, that would happen with an over filled radiator and a missing gasket under the cap.
by JohnM
Sat May 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 5297

Re: Transmission Oil Video

Very cool! Thank you for posting the videos.
by JohnM
Sat May 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil box wire
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: coil box wire

In a pinch, you can split and use one side of a lamp cord.
by JohnM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 5297

Re: Transmission Oil Video

Without the screen, it appears that the drums are getting a continuous flush of oil, possibly keeping them relatively cooler. If I were to modify the screen at all, I would put more or larger holes on the upper part, and let the lower screen catch debris. What say you? :?:
by JohnM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 5297

Re: Transmission Oil Video

:idea: Very cool! A picture IS worth a thousand words. Next would be to drive it and show the transmission in action. Reverse, low, and high. :idea:
by JohnM
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 21363

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

I found another one from the Wagon Wheel.
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by JohnM
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depresion era tools from Model T parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Depresion era tools from Model T parts?

It's not a tool, but it is a second life. Years ago my uncle Ben gave us a horse shoe game where the pegs were old model T drive shafts. :)
by JohnM
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traveling Ts
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Traveling Ts

I like the first picture with the kid on the spare tire. I suspect back in the day it was a common way for kids to hitch a ride a few blocks or across town without the driver ever knowing!
by JohnM
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 5210

Re: free starts

The way to eliminate free starts is to get your engine spinning, then turn on ignition. Seriously though there is no doubt that free starts place stress on mechanicals, but so does hammering up a long hill. I suspect much more. Certainly there must be a mechanical engineer on this forum who could se...
by JohnM
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Killing some time with Model T videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Killing some time with Model T videos

Like your videos Steve. They make for a short calming escape from the bustle of everyday life right down to the dog welcoming you home.
by JohnM
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 21363

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Thank you, Wayne. I tried Steve's method of rotating left, right and even upside down! No go it still came out the same! I'm doing it from my android, next time I will use my pc.
by JohnM
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 21363

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This was last September when I drove the original 1926 alignment of route 66 from St Louis to Cuba Mo for the Cuba Lions car show. It is parked at the door of my stone cabin for the night at the Wagon Wheel Motel. It is said to be the oldest continuously operated motel on route 66. Well worth a visi...
by JohnM
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s take the bus
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Let’s take the bus

Could be, but I don't see long ears hanging down. It looks like they're pointing up. I like boston terriers, so I'm sticking to it. :)
by JohnM
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s take the bus
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Let’s take the bus

Looks like a Boston Bulldog on the running board there to welcome her home.
by JohnM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Gas Tank...Rust?
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: New Gas Tank...Rust?

Has anyone tried using 2 cycle chainsaw oil? You could mix it half the rate or less. If it protects the cylinder of a chainsaw, would it not coat the inside of the tank?
by JohnM
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Route 66 Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: Route 66 Trip

At the Homecoming in Richmond I was inspired by Seamus Hnat's artwork on the side of his 1914 Touring to try my hand at it.
by JohnM
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Route 66 Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: Route 66 Trip

Sorry for the upside down pictures. Dang it!
by JohnM
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Route 66 Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Route 66 Trip

Drove the original 1926 route of route 66 from St Louis to Cuba Mo. Round trip was about 170 miles. Stayed at the Wagon Wheel Motel, reported to be the oldest continuously operated motel on route 66. Attended the Cuba Lions Club car, truck and vintage travel trailer show. The town is very welcoming ...
by JohnM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heat insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 2936

Re: Heat insulation?

I've used this quarter inch roll insulation between the floor mat and floor boards. Seems to block heat, fumes and noise. It's inexpensive, cut with scissors to fit. If you like, you can spray the aluminium black where it shows around the pedals and starter button. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Reflec...