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by Susanne
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric conversion for Kerosene lights
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Electric conversion for Kerosene lights

I made my own for my taillight using a socket out of a marker light and a 28 volt aircraft bulb - hot from the headlight switch on the dash, and grounded next to the lamp. It was a matter of necessity - the '15 taillights have an anomoly in their design where if the wind catches it from the back of ...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 30
Views: 2396

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Ahh, if we only had the space and time and manufacturing resources you have down in Corona up here in the (currently frosty) north state... And of course, a healthy pile of cash... losing you and your business will be a hard pill to swallow, but yeah, I absolutely understand wanting to enjoy life, a...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Poster location is gone

Chris, as long as you're there... Something I am curious about. The second entry shows the alleged "joined" date - down to the time - and puts it in 2019 somewhere. Yet you go down to the bottom - and it says when you ACTUALLY joined the "board" (in my case back in 1999 somewhere, and likely it was ...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1260

Re: Ethanol gas

You really do get a lot of oil dilution when you have downdraft carbs that leak into the crankcase via the rings... like on a motorcycle, or on a downdraft car. On a T - when the carbs leak, generally it's out the air intake on the carb. Sometimes out the float bowl top. I've yet to see one leak out...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 957

Re: Questions from a newbie

Sounds like it could be carburetion, maybe too lean? check your vaporizer for cracks, and make sure you have good crush gaskets under the maniforld hookups. Beautiful car... trying to chase the history of a "branch" car (one built at a branch, not at Highland or Rouge) is always interesting and a ch...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Poster location is gone

Good question, a lot of us kinda want to know where our brethren (and Sistern) of the Model T are. Never worried me if someone knew where i was from - actually, if someone up here near Mt. Lassen got stranded in their T, I would hope they would know they would have a helping hand nearby... So yeah, ...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 740

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

6-8 volts are battery headlights. 9 volts are early (series) Mag Headlights (just don't rev the motor too far at night)... 18 volts are the same, but wired parallel, not series. 24 volts are aircraft lights... they work, but man, are they dim. I ran one in my taillight conversion using a wire off my...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 740

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

Either the passenger side headlight socket is grounded or there is a short to ground somewhere in the wire that goes across to the drivers side. If the drivers side bulb was blown neither would work. Yep, this. One of the downfalls of a '15 running stock lights is normally if you lose one, you lose...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Clock location

There is no specific location for a clock... since '15 was the first year Speedometers were an accessory, it COULD go where the speedometer is. But being an accessory, any location is fair game. I've also seen some double mounts (on other and earlier cars) where the speedo and a Clock were one over ...
by Susanne
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

aDave Where in holy name of Henry Ford do you find a battery that last 10 to maybe 15 years ? There's no such critter in my neck of the woods ! I hear you. I had an alleged "84 month AGM" mattery in one of the modern cars that was dead in 18. I had another that was a 72 month battery that lasted le...
by Susanne
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants

I haven't seen it for a while, but if you ever find a bottle or 4 of motor oil with graphite in it, don't walk, RUN away from it.

At least if you want to keep your mag working. Same with your timer...

HORRIBLE stuff. I *guess* it was fine for modern iron, but definitely a no-no in a T.
by Susanne
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2

Email sent...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T story - might be true
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: A Model T story - might be true

One of my early jobs was in a *real* service station with a real shop in it (none of this MiniMart stuff)... we had "Full Service" where, yep, for a huge 10 cents a gallon more (big money back then) you got your tires, oil, battery, belts, water and coolant checked and your windows washed while the ...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry needed a locking steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Henry needed a locking steering wheel

I needed to "unlock" mine to get the cover off the steering box. While it was apart, I fized the mechanism and had a local locksmith make a new pair of keys for it... Not that anyone could figure out how to start it, but it's nice that it works! (And yes, you never know when some rascallion will try...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 2377

Re: Oil pump

Great topic. I'm trying to work out how to rig an oil pump on a pre-19 motor... I have a pre-19 block that's been drilled and tapped for pressure oil but don't have an idea how the person setting this up was planning on pumping oil...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spiral Tube Radiator.
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Spiral Tube Radiator.

1913-1916 are the flat sided radiators, 1917+ are the rounded-side radiators. They remind me of something from the front of a tractor. It IS a nifty idea, tho... if the tubes had rubber o ring seals,to and the tank was also sealed to the top of the able to be removed or installed not with a solderin...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: RAJO head questions

Exactly. They did a demo in shop class this year on a head milling machine (using a modern, junked, cracked head) to show just how easy it is to overmill a head in to a water jacket. I also remember someone selling a stock T head that had been milled into the water jacket... :shock: Remember, these ...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2275

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I'd love to see the flow characteristics on the "squished" ports... I wonder if it was an attempt to get a flat dispersal of the combustable mixture to improve burning characteristics?
by Susanne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: not model T Continental engine

They're still alive as Continental Aerospace Technologies, a *lot* of private aircraft run Continental engines... Also, they still make both air-cooled (inder the "Wisconsin" brand) and liquid cooled industrial motors. Back then they built engines for a bunch of different makes... May not help a *lo...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: 1915 Parts

I'll jump in. My August 15 car has no electric horn nor the button for it. As it was technically a "branch" car (parts shipped to a branch and built there, although this one was from the exhibition line at the PPIE) I'm not surprised... then again, Typical Ford SOP was apparently "use whats on hand"...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1276

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

That 1/2" makes a difference. I didn't notch one on my car, and sure enough, it took out the then rubber valve stem. (lesson to self - always pay the money and get brass stems!)
by Susanne
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3734

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

He was able to crawl out of the car but ended up getting taken to the hospital, was released later in the day. Car was on its side, the down-side (left) rear wheel was broken off, the body looked like it took some pretty serious internal damage After the shock wears off, tho, it does look repairable...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local Ford Agency Blank Check
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Local Ford Agency Blank Check

Nice find! I think I'd have to frame that one for the wall of the shop!
by Susanne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: Champion X spark plugs

The one on the left is a hotter plug, the right one allows the heat of the plug to bleed off into the head easier. The hotter the plug, the better suited it is for slow, laborous work as it burns off the carbon easier. Faster motors need cooler plugs.
by Susanne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2131

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

What in the... ??? Um. No. make that NO. Let's see... it's a pile of parts someone threw together to make something they could somehow sell. As a something. Like a bunch of car parts mushed together to make... something. It's been a LONG time since I saw a $100 collection of car parts... this almost...
by Susanne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

This is why Fords outsold the competition back when they were built and designed to do this. The whole reason T's have open channel frames, 3 point suspensions, and use a liberal mount of springy Vanadium Steel.

Like they say in movies... No T's were harmed in the making of this picture.
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2488

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

adave's post; you cannot give rides to 18 year olds or younger unless the vehicle was designed with proper belts & restraints. I took my driving test in a '15 roadster without seat belts (or turn signals... or back up lamps... or 2 tail/brake lights... or NHTSA approved rollover protection) at the ...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

in the late 70's, I worked in a truck shop that had a welded heavy steel pipe tire cage that had bowed out sides from rings that cut loose. Back then we still had split ring rims... ALL new employees got rotated through tire changes when they first started (maybe to lose fear of the things), and mor...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2488

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

If I'm in a roadster, does this mean I have to lock my children in the turtledeck, strapped to a carseat? Since, of course, they can't be in the front seat...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2254

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

OK... Electrical, Mechanical, or Hydraulic?
by Susanne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2254

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Smith's... it's not a Form-a-Jack, is it? (Godawful screw jack things that were the scourge of british car owners in the 50's...) I like the idea of a combo oil/water pump that runs off the mag, combined with a rectifier and regulator so you can charge a battery from the mag. How's that? Am I close?...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: Electrical connectors

There's a metal tube inside the black insulation that the bullets plug into on either side.
by Susanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2379

Re: flat towing a T

Until the ignition switch jostles over to "mag"... :shock: It just makes it easier to tow, subjects the drive train to less reverse stress without having to pull it over on compression, and reduces the heat generated from said compression... I'm still trying to figure out how leaving the plugs out w...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2379

Re: flat towing a T

I've seen a couple of films like that but it's been the tow rig taking a vehicle considered (by the standards of the day) to be not worth repairing, to the foundry to be remelted down... :( so it really doesn't matter if they're running the gears without oil and damage the clutch plates, transmissio...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield ball choke horn
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Winfield ball choke horn

The "ball choke" is actually a muffler - it changes the tone of the allegedly annoying "hiss" that Winfield carbs have to something less "in your ear"... I've never really noticed that it was particularly annoying myself, but I guess some people do. Maybe because I run the car a little faster and th...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas up the Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Gas up the Ford

It would be fun to re-create that Shell station... wonder if any of these are still around? Noticed also there's (apparently) pumps on both sides.

I am guessing... looks like a 24 or 25 license plate on the Ford?
by Susanne
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26-'27 brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: '26-'27 brakes

Years (and years) ago I saw a T set up like that, small drum, not large - the (lined) parking brake would expand at the same time the external band would contract, squeezing the drum. IIRC I asked the car owner about it and he said it worked really good, but it was a so-and-so to get all 4 shoes syn...
by Susanne
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 8
Views: 2014

Re: 26953

Sorry, dupe post, unable to delete. :oops:
by Susanne
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 8
Views: 2014

Re: 26953

Pictures and more info, please...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Engine Specs??

This is kind of embarassing... but I really don't know the answer, and can't find it. I received a '17 short block that was babbitted, but missing literally everything else. I was going to start sourcing parts, and all of the sudden, it hit me... WHAT were the "standard" specs for a T engine? I have...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Possible Scam

707-210-xxxx is Napa or the Napa Valley... possibly Sonoma. If he's not from there, or you can't go there to do the deal in person, then I'd just say no and move on.
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Re: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster

I was going to ask the same question... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford ignition switch frustrations
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Ford ignition switch frustrations

Take it aparMy 15 had a similar issue, IIRC I was able to clean up the contact "post" (mine was pitted and corroded) and give it a new life. Worst case scenario you may have to replace it and the contacts it sits in (do both while you're there)...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Things that you never expect to find...

My dad was on their board for a number of years, and had it (along with a number of his cars) there as part of a display. I figured it was fine as it protected the chassis and eventually (after the dust sttled from my divorce) dad and I could get back to building it - by then,we had also accumulated...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Things that you never expect to find...

My car that I dumped my savings into to buy as a kid, and was subsequently lifted by a museum and then given the cold shoulder "We know nothing' stinkeye... I know, I snivel about this a lot, but even 20 years on,losing something I put every penny I saved for a decade and a half, just to have someon...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Bad switch or wiring. the later switches (oval plate in the dash) had issues on their contacts. And IIRC no one repoped these (someone should have!!!). The earlier switches were easier to rebuild, and the coilbox switches were EXTREMELY easy to rebuild It may also be a wiring issue - wires on T's vi...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: 27 T magneto issue

See below - duplicated my post, sorry!!! :oops:
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 headlight wiring question
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: 16 headlight wiring question

Early ones (15/16) didn't originally have the coil - they were a simple push/pull switch on the dash, Mag to Switch to headlight wire. Wired in series, you were ok unless you really overspeeded your motor. Of course, if one goes out, they both go out. But in series, with the 9 volt "Ford" bulbs, it ...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 2051

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

If you take your car to a show or tour, and don't want it dinged/scrathced/etc., then never leave its side. The bird cage incident was just negligent from the airhead on his phone... you either suck it up as oart and parcel of showing your car, and get it fixed, or get the license of the damager and...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Looking for a wheel

Foreign market (Canada, UK, etc.) cars ran 30x3.5" (23" rims) all around. US cars in the pre-demountable era ran 30x3 in front (24" rims), 30x3.5 in the rear. Demountables (available from 1919) ran 30x3.5 all around. A US pre (or non) starter car that was sent to Canada would have 30x3 fronts. I won...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you work a Ruckstell?
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: How do you work a Ruckstell?

And now to throw even more confusion... The Ruckstell gave a "half low" range to the Ford 2 speed - If you were to work your way from low to high, it would be Ruckstell low (lever back) + Ford low (pedal mashed) --> Ruckstell High (Lever front) + Ford Low (pedal mashed) --> Ruckstell low (lever back...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I suspect the autobiography was done looking at the "rosy haze of history" of one of the most successful products ever... So making it sound like the business decisions of the T were in 1909 (months after the actual launch), in addition to the statement "All Fords will be painted black" is looking n...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: What is it?

Witht he indents I'd say it's for a governor set-up, not a food feed... the indents change the operating speed. Probably missing a couple parts to pick up on the wins from a fan or etc...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

You could buy a running chassis for $220. Build a buckboard body out of $10 worth of wood, and there you go... Add some sheet metal, and some accessories, and go play on the 1/4 mile dirt track...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Model T Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 4426

Re: 1915 Model T Touring

Darn, so missed that.
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

To me (and this is just my opinion, please do not put any stake in it) it looks like a hay wagon wheel - no high speed, frequent grease, and built to take a load. I know I may be WAY off, but having dealt with hay wagons before, that, with that taper, is what it looks like to me....
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1791

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

I keep thinking... take the wheel off, and flush/grease the inner bearings. This is all of a 30 minute job per wheel, and probably less... I've done it so many times I could maybe do it by feel. Have a store of inner seals, but it's such an easy job...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

Re: Johns-Manville company

So how does this have to do with keeping our cars running, or keeping the hobby alive?
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

Made it easier to check the oil level and tire pressure. Plus if you had to work on the improved fuel system, it would help drain that tank... Color? I thought those cars were pyroxlin green in '26, but as an advertising stunt, who knows? Looking at the late edition Ford Service book (they show an "...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1826

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

I had one, thing was so worn out it leaked like a sieve, probably a gallon or 2 a day. So I took it off, and ya know what? It stopped leaking... :roll: .......... :lol: .......... :mrgreen: I could never figure out wy the thing didn't seem to be pumping water. After all, you'd expect to see some kin...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

Re: Johns-Manville company

Not quite sure what that last bit about pot shops etc. has to do with the price of Salt Pork in Portland... we're talking about asbestos. My granddad died of what was then called "Mechanic's Lung", probably meso or asbestiosis. So did my uncle Buck. Both were mechanics for decades, Granddad died in ...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP ...
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: HELP ...

If I was on the other side of the state I'd be there. Sounds like 2 different and distinct issues causing 2 problems - (1) - the car starting then dying after a few seconds sounds like a fuel issue. Make sure your sediment bulb isn't full of water / dirt / grit. (EZ to check on a '27 as its right th...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

I use 2 different greases on my car - all my cup greasers get Sta-Lube NGLI2 straight out of the tube or pot. I got a bunch of it from dad's garage and so far haven't had to pull anything apart and flush it. The wheels run Valvoline Blue Waterproof - I figure if it can live in an overloaded, neglect...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

I always look at those "compact" stencils on the pavement as a warning not to park anything larger than a cub cadet or roadster there... and even then, expect to get your paint dinged.
by Susanne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 3051

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

Sure you can. Building up worn parts isn't hard, If you're talking the shaft cam(s), build up the surface with a welder and then dress them back down to the original profile. Just know what the profile should be originally and take your time dressing it down to match. EZPeazy, just make sure it's sm...
by Susanne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

Put the front and rear axles on blocks to get the tires off the ground, and wrap them separately from the car unless the car will be stored in the dark. Make sure you oil all the oil points and grease all the grease points. Battery out and on a tender. Drain the gas tank, mist the inside of the now ...
by Susanne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 1178

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

Couple hours. And it sounds like you are removing a LOT of stuff you don't have to to pull the motor, like the firewall, windshield, steering column and engine pans (??) - is the car being stripped to sell parts, because these don't come out for a straight motor pull. Couple hours to get out, anothe...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is This For A Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Is This For A Model T?

Its a a forged steel Paulyhook to hold the Exhaustum Compensator off the Differentialatum compensator, otherwise Ford would not pass the National Safety Requirement of 1923 Regulations without putting this in place... No one knows where it goes. It was rumored to be the 17th itineration of a selden ...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

Re: Timing with a New Day

TDC - put a chopstick in the #1 cyliner to find #1 TDC.Check your timer - its either on TDC or 180 off. Then pop the head and look at the valves - if #1 both valves are seaterd you got it. Otherwise you are (likely) 180 degrees off. If so go to the NEXT #1 cylinder TDC and set your timing. I=If a fa...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Build Date?

My guess is someone back in the car's past replaced the original (blown, worn out, etc.) motor with another one (either in '27 or out of a 26/27 car), and then later someone, either to make the car more authentic OR to replace yet another sick motor (my $$ is on the former), replaced it with a corre...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

At least. :shock: Also I think it's part of the annual refresher for your T certification, and a required subject in your post grad T operator degree. My dad (rest his soul) showed me it could be done (on our '15 roadster, also sans-magnets) then dropped a nut down there and made me fish it out. Hec...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beware Classified Scammer
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Beware Classified Scammer

Any time someone wants payment via gift cards or venmo it's a scam - those are 2 ways to not trace your payment. They go there I just hang up, hoping they didn;t get my phone number from caller ID to use my number (next) for their next scam on "Duesenbergcollectors.com" classifieds. Also 541 is Oreg...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Extreme Trivia

Running out extra stock of firewalls after the stock of speedometers was exhausted? After all, firewalls were factory produced at a "dime a dozen" and Speedo setups were an ouside purchase from various vendors. This would fit with the then Ford philosophy of "Use it until we've depleted current stoc...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell oil
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Ruckstell oil

Curse me if you must, but I switched from 85-140 back to 600W in mine, and the problems I had (hard shiftinng, whine, etc._ went away. I only have about 4-5000 miles on the car since the switch, so I worry about it's imminent failure... (Yes, I know it's "steam oil") Sorry. I know people thing moder...
by Susanne
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

I've never had a problem either starting a T right handed or even occasionally "spinning" the motor... on mag. If your car bites back on mag, and you have your levers set right, something is wrong somewhere. The rare times it's bitten back (on battery) the motor is turning over really slowly, and if...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 touring FS
Replies: 15
Views: 7419

Re: 1915 touring FS

These are just my thoughts on why T's are slow to sell... my opinion, after 50 years (Jeez, really? Got involved back in June of 1969, so... darn... wow...) in this hobby. Please don't be offended. Most of us who were raised in the hobby are now approaching or past our 6th decade. And this may sound...
by Susanne
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2470

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Has to do with the law, and handling hazardous/dangerous chemicals (like, yeah, Gasoline)... I forgot about that when I went up there a few weeks back, until he shows up to pump gas... I was just opening the door, when the guy walks up to get my card... :oops: I still laugh when its the other way ar...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Engine knock

It could be knocking from having overadvanced timing,,, kind of a low distinctively hollow thumpy sound. Especially noticable when running off a battery / distributor system. Some dizzys can way overadvance your motor - we had a delco in the '15 roadster that was miserable for this - and it was a sh...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1464

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Looks laquered to me, too. (The speckley finish is what says that to me...). My dad's 15 roadster (the one I took my driving test in :mrgreen: ) had a lacquered radiator that looked just like that. Safest way to do it is take the radiator off (not hard to do) to protect the paint on the car, use lac...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1564

Re: Factory frame identification

Take the car to a diferent CHP office to have it verified... Some of the guys doing that have a chip on their shoulders, mainly because they're stuck in the office doing this boring stuff than being one of the guys out on patrol. The car is a complete car, right? So the issue is... um... it's not a ...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?

It is, thenk you for your hard (and dilligent, not to be confused with Dillinger) work!!

:-) Susanne
by Susanne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1914 touring
Replies: 11
Views: 5971

Re: FS 1914 touring

Sure, just can't afford the buy in for this car. Sorry.
by Susanne
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?

I keep going through the theatrics of re-establishing all my preset pages, still, I have few pictures that seem to work, I have to log in every time I try to enter the site, and my old bookmark still gives the evil 404 message. And it won't let me stay logged in, apparently... Not sure what happened...
by Susanne
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: IMPORTANT - Forums are back
Replies: 28
Views: 1699

Re: IMPORTANT - Forums are back

Clearing my caches did not work at first - I still got the following screen: (none) from 67.45.112.102 /index.php 404 - not found Our 404 message Chris Brancaccio - 2013 mtfca.com Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_5) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/12.1.1 Safari/605.1.15 ...
by Susanne
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They did it to Ford again...... The first Indy 500 in 1911, and no Ford Special
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: They did it to Ford again...... The first Indy 500 in 1911, and no Ford Special

While the big cars slog around the track The Ford speeds by to bring the honors back. :shock: The heavy racers all huff and wheeze While the little Ford will win with ease. :lol: The others all battle and give it their worst while the mighty Ford car brings home another first. :mrgreen: Darn, wrong ...
by Susanne
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass head light rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: WTB Brass head light rims

The '26-'27 have a different script (smaller and tighter) than the early ones... I have one of each on my '15 (had to swap one of them because it catastrophically fractured), they both look fine, but up close you can tell...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3610

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Our closest "big city" has a population of 3000 spread out over 30 miles, and the real "big city" is 85K and 40 miles distant. I can't see either neighbor's house from our porches, and our "small" trees are 50' tall (and the big ones 4-5x that). And while we're technically in California, a lot of pe...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Magneto Problems

Worn crank end play allowing your magnets to distance themselves from the field coils? Happened to me, and it's a common enough thing they actually make main caps to make up for it in the short term... I was thinking parasitic DC voltage, but that usually kills the magnets, not just weakens them... ...
by Susanne
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3610

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

This in a city that holds what was once called the "Towe Ford Museum"... :lol: (... and please don't get me started on that... those who have seen me on here for a while know that particular sad story...) This started to prevent people from running auto repair shops out of their family homes in resi...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone know anything about this car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: Does anyone know anything about this car?

If you look at where the hood and radiator meet there's a strange shadow... Something just doesn't look right about the RMS one, maybe the way the wheels are a bit too tight and the background looks more cut and pasted? Either way, I'd have liked to see the car in person, not the composite picture w...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Early cut-down T
Replies: 13
Views: 1391

Re: Old Photo - Early cut-down T

Open valve motor - if you enlarge it you can see them. Stripped to bare bare basics (I noticed a friction shock on the back end, tho...) There must be a HECK of a story about this thing. Plus being in front of a Stoddard-Dayton dealer... and the big block lettered "FORD" on the sideways gas tank... ...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale: 1910 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 4266

Re: For Sale: 1910 Touring

I was thinking the same thing - I've always wanted an open valve car, but I can't justify hitting my savings that hard.
by Susanne
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOSS OF POWER
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: LOSS OF POWER

Does it do it both on bat and on mag, or on mag only? If it only does it on mag, you may have too loose end play in the crank, as when you engage the motor, it will pull the magnets away from the field coil, and your ignition will suffer or die... Don't ask me how I know this, but it is indicative o...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

When I was a young parts collector, I bought a really nice high head that had a casting date of 1937. I'd love to find one of those " '40 Ford" model T motors... just because...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Love those scammers!

YIKES!! :shock: NO federal agency whatsoever contacts ANYONE by phone or email... Initial contact is ALL done vial snail mail letter. I know you know this but if you ever, EVER question if it was really the IRS/FBI/DHS/etc., trust me - it's NOT! If it's THAT bad they'll send an agent to your front d...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield type m carburetors
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Winfield type m carburetors

I'd ask to be put on reserve if Dan backs out, but I'm sure he won't... but if he does...

Susanne