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by DHort
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

I was hoping to make a trip all the way to the top of the UP in September. I called the museum in Iron Mountain and they are already closed for the year. They plan to open in 2021. I will assume all the other museums are closed as well. Next year. We did a tour yesterday in eastern Wisconsin and dis...
by DHort
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice day for a ride!
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Nice day for a ride!

Dallas. Recognize that car on the end? And the driver next to it?

It was a great day. Ice cream and cheese curds. Drive a little and stop for pizza. Drive some more and ice cream again. Made it home before the sun went down. 12 hour day 8AM-8PM.

Sorry, no Amish buggies.
by DHort
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I love where I live!
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: I love where I live!

Looks like the wind took it apart and piled it on the ground. Hope no one was hurt.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-steaming top bows?
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Re-steaming top bows?

Mike. Just think how soft your coveralls will be after you use the Downy. You will be able to go Commando.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking

I just used a padlock with a longer shaft so it goes around a spoke. Like Dan showed, if you just hang a padlock on the nut it does not look like you can turn the nut. Give it a try and let us know.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I love where I live!
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: I love where I live!

Probably just racing a horse n buggy. Bet the horse won this time.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

Never had the pleasure of hearing the razor strap or the belt tearing through the belt loops. I am sure I felt the jolt of leather on my backside, but then my big sister taught me how to laugh when it smacks. After that, just seeing the belt in his hands was enough.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 3374

Re: 1915 Town Car

The rest of us are speechless at the beauty of the car. That is why we are not making comments.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Yes Martynn, #2580. I do not have them on my cars. I have read others do not use them. Perhaps they did use them on earlier cars and now most people are leaving them out. Maybe so excess grease can squeeze out. i do not know. Perhaps the experts will chime in later today. p.s. I love and appreciate ...
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking

The ford lock probably only works on the demountable rims in the Y shaped carrier. If youhave wire wheels you could trade the wheels and hubs to someone whohas wood wheels, and thenget the Y carrier and Ford lock to work.
by DHort
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Correct me if I am wrong, but I understand there is no gasket between the 4th main and #2576. Maybe in earlier cars it is used.
by DHort
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking

Be creative. You might find a way to do it. This is only my example.
by DHort
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: 26/27 Spare Wire Wheel Locking

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I have the lug on the bottom and I attach a master lock through the lug and around the spoke. I have also taped the lock with electricians tape to protect the paint on the spoke. It works so far.
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: New Here

That is a very good price for a running car.
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: M F Ford Truck ????????????????
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: M F Ford Truck ????????????????

I thought you were really really pissed off at this truck, and it had an issue when I saw the headline.
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

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Some of you might recognize this guy. I think he is going to buy a buggy and horse and look for a race.
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

Last year a guy parked a brand new Mustang right behind me. Never saw it. I had to back up. Bang!
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Is there any way to tell from the outside if it is 4:1 or 5:1?
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

I agree with you Don. I have more issues backing up. The bows are so high I do not see that little car parked behind me. No problem stopping with the cars in front of me, at least the ones that know how to drive.
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 982

Re: Band Eating transmission

Barry

You live in Detroit. There has to be a bunch of guys close to you who could come over and give you a second opinion. I would reach out and ask for help before I pulled the hogshead again. But then, you might have done that already.
by DHort
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was an easy $20
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: That was an easy $20

Mack wants to put some straw and quilts in the bed of a pickup truck. I don't know what you are thinking. I am just giving rides and that satisfied the women I had. I was just driving and paying attention to the road!
by DHort
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was an easy $20
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: That was an easy $20

And they were all your age Hank. Bring Donnie and Kam with and we will find some younger ones for them.
by DHort
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was an easy $20
Replies: 12
Views: 908

That was an easy $20

I ordered a burger from the local Irish Pub. Drove to the pickup spot on the curb. Three lovely ladies listening to the band in the parking lot came over to admire the car. I offered a ride and they all jumped in. Drove them down about 6 blocks down and back. One of them slipped me a $20. I should h...
by DHort
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 46
Views: 1307

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Welcome Lisa I see you are in California or I would give you a ride today. You need to learn to drive first. That is not hard. You can learn that in about a half hour. Then you need to ride/drive a Speedster, a closed car, an open car, and a truck. That should be enough to tell you what you are most...
by DHort
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Rear inner brake band help

If Dan Treace shows you how to do something, you know it is correct. Heads on the lining side.
by DHort
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Rear inner brake band help

The previous owner did it correct. You need to use tubular rivets and the heads are on the outside. The brake material is countersunk to hold the heads and then you use a rivet tool to spread the rivet on the inside of the brake.
by DHort
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

Scott, all looked good but I put in some Ultra Black to make it better. That should help. Scott and Jerry I was advised to try using tapered feeler gauges to see how the fit was. I was able to slide the 0.004 feeler gauge between the 4th main and the tail shaft. I had to work to get the 0.005 feeler...
by DHort
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: So why so little interest?

I was at Fleet Farm yesterday and gave a young man a ride around the parking lot. He asked for my card. Maybe some day I will hear from him, and maybe not. Only took 5 minutes of my time. I have even given rides around a gas station. YOu never know. Dallas gives rides to the Amish all the time, but ...
by DHort
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damn Pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Damn Pigeons

Why did he park under the pigeon coop?

Looking for squabs?
by DHort
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Tudor comes to its new home
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: 1927 Tudor comes to its new home

That rear bearing should not stick out like that. Something is not correct. Hopefully it has nothing to do with the differential. Frame looks good. Wheels look great. Do you have hubcaps? They are in short supply. You need the service manual, engine book, and transmission book. Then you are on your ...
by DHort
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Ryan You want a T that runs. I would recommend replacing the wood in that cool box with the plastic kit. Using that old wood will just give you problems down the road. However, keep all the other parts. They are just fine and the flexible strips inside the box are most likely the correct metal to ma...
by DHort
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

You got Umbridge for a teacher instead of Moody.

Hank is definitely a Moody.
by DHort
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The “almost” tour
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: The “almost” tour

Who is that monkey in the back seat?

I hear there is bad weather coming. You might need to go to the tornado shelter on Central Ave in New London.
by DHort
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble in River City.
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: trouble in River City.

Bud, you may not be able to catch him. He could be racing an Amish buggy down the road.
by DHort
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Do these young men have the ability to take shop classes or has the school district cancelled all that?

All the equipment up here was trashed at the high school. No one was allowed to purchase it. Sad.
by DHort
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

I am jealous. Can I join your class? I do not eat much. I have a cot, so I can sleep in the shop.
by DHort
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Under bed spare tire carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: Under bed spare tire carrier

Dallas, can you reverse the brackets and make them swing outboard instead of inboard? Would that provide enuf room, and still keep the look?
by DHort
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it Henrys birthday today?
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Is it Henrys birthday today?

July 30. How old is he?
by DHort
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Under bed spare tire carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: Under bed spare tire carrier

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This monster might help with carrying your spare.
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You could ask this monster to help.
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This monster is available but you might have a puncture.
by DHort
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Dallas was trying to determine the ratio in that rear differential by counting how long it took for those spokes to go around, and measuring the distance from that mailbox for one revolution. He is also checking how true the wheels run on those axles, so he knows how balanced his wheels have to be o...
by DHort
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Now you are going to have to pack an Amish race buggy on that trailer when you come to OCF. Wonder if they will let you bring a horse?
by DHort
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Carmine Red

General Motors Red on a Model T. Oh, the humanity......
by DHort
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Is it ok to have a space between the engine and the side rail? (pictures)

Some are stating the vertical bolt is tightened and others state to leave it loose. Who is correct?
Yes, I know that the horizontal bolt is definitely loose.
by DHort
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Rebuild Question
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Rear Axle Rebuild Question

I do not think I have ever seen a rag come out white.

Kerosene is not flammable like gas and probably easier on your skin n lungs.
by DHort
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

No, no, that does not sound right. If and when you receive your service book you can look at Chapter X, cleaning oil line. There is also a picture. I think if you remove a bolt from the crankcase you for sure will get oil to drip all over your floor. I know it entails removing the radiator, but that...
by DHort
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Dallas

Maybe you and speedbump Bontrager need to switch seats for a short run. Exhaust might be a bit different for ya.
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by DHort
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Looks like Matt in CA is also mentoring.
by DHort
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 4675

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Hope that you are reading Hank's post about helping the young men. You guys are an inspiration.
by DHort
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Rich, we need a picture of this one.
by DHort
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

OK guys and gals. Here is a challenge. Hank has always given for us. Now it is time for us give to him. We all have extra tools and extra parts. I know Hank will read this and follow along. What do you have that you are going to dig up and send to Hank for these young men. I have a few ideas, and I ...
by DHort
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Only you Dallas!
by DHort
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coast to Coast in a T
Replies: 16
Views: 1091

Re: Coast to Coast in a T

Darin I finally got the guts last year to drive my T from Milwaukee to Minneapolis and then a month later from Milwaukee to Detroit. Steve Jelf drives from Kansas to Detroit and back. Dean Yoder drives everywhere. Seamus drove from Detroit to Hershey. Read the stories we put on the forum. Take a lon...
by DHort
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: documents storage ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: documents storage ideas

I purchased an aluminum battery box, painted it, and affixed it to the running board. It looks authentic and can hold a lot of stuff.
by DHort
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan Can you drain your radiator with the petcock on the bottom? If not, and it drips a little, stick a wire in it to clear it. Like others said earlier, a Model T radiator will find it's own level and might spit and steam until it does that. You can take the cap out when it is hot because it is ...
by DHort
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coast to Coast in a T
Replies: 16
Views: 1091

Re: Coast to Coast in a T

Dave Coleman(sp) drove Nathan Edwards speedster coast to coast on the Lincoln Highway. A writer road with him and wrote a book of the experience. This was only a few years ago. The Ocean to Ocean tour was run in 2019. I think 46 cars made that trip. I also believe Kathy Tagert was one of the partici...
by DHort
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle update
Replies: 18
Views: 1460

Re: Rear axle update

I have it from VERY good authority that you do not need the adjustible. It is only for those that feel they need that feature.
by DHort
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

That is one nice car.

You can get a fuse holder and fuses at the local auto store, OReilly, Autozone, etc.
by DHort
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

So Hank, are they both looking forward to owning a T? Do they want to repair one or build them from scratch? You have way more invested than we ever will? What can we do to help?
by DHort
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 inch rims - how many kinds are there?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

21 inch rims - how many kinds are there?

A friend of mine has a 1927 TuDor. He has wood spokes with 21 inch rims. He needs to replace those rims with better ones. Are they all interchangeable? Or are they like clinchers - Hayes, Kelsey, Ford, etc? What might be a good source for him to get replacements? We are in Milwaukee.
by DHort
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan I would go to www.texastparts.com and on left go to free downloads. There you will find an excellent wiring diagram. Use it along with the one that Tim posted. It will help. Since you say the wiring is original, I would recommend you purchase all new wiring. You may have to buy from differen...
by DHort
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3769

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

After a hard day at work I hope you are able to give them driving lessons, or at least take them for a ride.
by DHort
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You meet the nicest people with a Model T.
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: You meet the nicest people with a Model T.

And I thought Hank was an old guy. He looks like Popeye in that shot.
by DHort
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Ken Meeks car rolled. She survived, he did not. Montana 500 car rolled. One survived. One did not. My Speedster is made of plywood. I would rather be thrown. Guess my odds are 50:50 Maybe I should stay home on the couch and surround myself with pillows, but that is no fun. I am 65. I will take my ch...
by DHort
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4487

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

Taking up two parking spaces there Mr Dallas. Afraid someone might scratch your new truck?
by DHort
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise for Berg's
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Praise for Berg's

I was in Austin for 3 summer days and that was enough to tell me never to visit Texas again. You can have your heat. My Berg's radiator works great. Drove from Milwaukee to Detroit and back and nary a problem, just like I was promised. Gerry recommended not using a motometer and I miss it, but I wil...
by DHort
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transporting new ‘27 chassis home
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Transporting new ‘27 chassis home

If the crankcase is connected to the frame, it would appear that all you have to do is support the torque tube and then put it on the trailer. Block the wheels on the trailer and drive slow. Then you can work on the car to your hearts content.
by DHort
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Car Festival 2020 Is Canceled
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Old Car Festival 2020 Is Canceled

Just received an email from Henry Ford that OCF is cancelled.
by DHort
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2087

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

All parades are cancelled, but I suppose I could drive around town and make my own parade.
by DHort
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers

Enjoy your day today and have fun riding in your car.

Show us some videos.
by DHort
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak

Try Imodium if bowel is leaking.
by DHort
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Model E Tire machine
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Weaver Model E Tire machine

I believe Adam Doleshal has a Weaver, but I do not know what model it is. Works great on clinchers.
by DHort
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?

The last time I took a wheel in to be powder coated they hung it by a thin wire around the center so of course the powder coat did not stick in that area. I had to paint it. They also coated the part that fits on the hub and I had to sand that down almost back to bare metal so the wheel would fit co...
by DHort
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clean brake shoe/Lining
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Clean brake shoe/Lining

Kerosene. Less flammable.
by DHort
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: upholstery tool

Would this pliers do the same thing and work for you?
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It is a Harbor Freight item.
by DHort
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4072

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Michael

Remember for a long time that the Ford Motor Company was just an assembler. Dodge Bros and others made their parts for them. Consider yourself and early Ford guy.
by DHort
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal joint pin length
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Universal joint pin length

I think the ones I have are from Langs and that is part of why I am confused.
by DHort
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal joint pin length
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Universal joint pin length

I was attempting to install the universal joint on the drive shaft. The pins I have are 1 11/32" and the universal joint is 1 3/8", so they are too short to peen them. Is my universal joint too wide or are the pins too short? What length should they be?
by DHort
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: upholstery tool

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by DHort
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Another mag problem

An ECCT with the correct software will do the same test as the St Louis Magneto tester.
by DHort
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

Use your Waterpik with hot soapy water.
by DHort
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hypothetical question re: Spokane Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Hypothetical question re: Spokane Tour

If, and I highly doubt there would be, if there was a second tour in Wisconsin, who would cancel their trip to Spokane and go on a tour to Wisconsin instead?
Just looking for feedback since Dan and Matt brought it up.
There are currently no plans whatsoever to have 2 tours in one year.
by DHort
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The speed reducer
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: The speed reducer

Bud and Jerry. It is a lot easier than you think. Maybe 5 clicks and you are done.
by DHort
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

0-200-mm-outside-groove-caliper-with-flat-points-vernier-caliper-stainless-steel-measuring-instruments.jpg_350x350.jpg I did not know they made a caliper like this. Might be the way to go. Another suggestion came in to pull off the ball cap to see what the inside dimensions are. If worn, then a sta...
by DHort
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe

Good luck with your search Frank. Have you also tried the Model T Club of Facebook? You reach a different bunch of people that way that do not go on this forum.
by DHort
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4072

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Remember, you can always let the air out of the tires,or at least some of it, so it fits a little better under the door. Then air them up and go for a ride.
by DHort
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

I was thinking I should replace the ball cap(4th main) to try to reduce leaking down the drive shaft. It appears that you can get 4 different sizes of ball caps. However, the part of the cap that is babbitted is about 2 1/2 inches inside the hogshead. How do you measure that far inside? Do they make...
by DHort
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: wobbly rear wheel

You say that everything is tight. All you did was replace tube and tire. Try taking it to a motorcycle shop that can balance it for you. If they say it is balanced, then you have an axle problem, not a wheel problem.
by DHort
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum

YOu can remove the chip from your phone and insert into computer to download photos, or connect a cable from camera to PC. Have someone show you how and write down every step and practice. You will get it.
by DHort
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too nice NOT to drive
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Too nice NOT to drive

Tim has that grin because he likes to catch mayflies and June bugs between his teeth. It is an Ohio thing.
by DHort
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

The reason I asked for assistance is because I also have to drain the differential a couple times a year. I also need to remove the hogshead to see if there is a seal in the drive plate assembly. If the seal is in the drive plate, but it leaks, is it also possible to add something like a silicone se...
by DHort
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

Eventually I will need to remove the hogshead, but does anyone have any methods to slow down the leaks? It also leaks thru the universal cap, but not as much as it does thru the pedals.
by DHort
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1280

Re: My Shop Stinks

A hot tub might do wonders, or an old claw foot bath tub with scented oils and candles.
by DHort
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Days of Photographs, Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2216

Re: Day Five and Day Six on Golden Gate Tour

I hope Mr Chase and Mr Chase, and Mark
had a great time.
by DHort
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 17
Views: 1717

Re: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer

Now Rob. Was that a test to see if we noticed in the first video that you tightened the nuts on the bearings too tight and forgot the shims, and then you left off the bearings and nuts in the second video so it would spin so well? Everything looks so nice and clean. Does Tony scrub that shop down ev...
by DHort
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: Is this for a tractor?

Dallas, you realize that you now have to have a tractor to go with that wrench.
by DHort
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 17
Views: 1717

Re: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer

What a beautiful shop he has got there.
by DHort
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB running chassis.......Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 926

Re: WTB running chassis.......Florida

My take is that Sean is being polite. He just doesn't have $8000 or cannot see spending that much at this time, so has to turn it down. Knowing it came from Hank tells me it is a good bargain.
by DHort
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 240
Views: 16668

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

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I just finished. We can go now.
by DHort
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Days of Photographs, Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2216

Re: Day Three on Golden Gate Tour

Did anyone get a picture of all the cars on the bridge?