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by Susanne
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

I've been thinking about this for a few days now, and I'm trying to figure out how you'd cancel the RFI coming off the coils... and the wires... I mean, sure, I *guess* you could, but it feels like you're chasing a tiger's tail to make it work and not be drivn crazy by all the excess noise...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: 1941 Model T motor

They needed the space on the line at Rouge for, um, "other stuff" for the next model year... Totally new, um, yeah, "models" in collaboration with Overland...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

Run wood felloe wheels for literally decades, not sure what the issue is against them, they work just fine...
by Susanne
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?
Replies: 17
Views: 696

Re: Using a single port Chevy head for poor man's ohv?

Always wondered what was wrong with Chevrolet Metalurallagy... cracked heads, broken axles... you would think a company with such a huge racing history wouldn't have those kinds of problems... unless they were going SO cheap to go against Ford they were cutting corners right and left. Everyone I kno...
by Susanne
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pate Swap Meet.....canceled
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Pate Swap Meet.....canceled

I'm putting odds that it will either be worse, the same, or better by November. The one thing that is painfully obvious is it won't just magically "go away", regardless of whether people hide from it or go out playing dare-me-do or "nyaa nyaa it can't catch me". Nor will it magically vanish after wh...
by Susanne
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1100

Re: Coils not working

As you crank over the motor, every time a piston comes up on compression (pulling the crank gets harder) one of the coils will buzz. Then when you come up on compression for the next cylinder (1/2 turn, or 180º) the next coil will buzz. Do this for 2 complete turns of the crank, each time it comeson...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

The 2 parallel blades on an European 3 blade flasher are reversed to their American counterparts...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to drill out and replace key cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: How to drill out and replace key cylinder

I wonder how hard it is to re-key an original lock cylinder, or if it's even possible?
by Susanne
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 972

Re: Testing a horn

Wow, thank you for the info, John! It makes sense - a battery horn would have been more expense (the mag horns just seem like a really inexpensive item to build) plys I suspect that there were both a bunch on hand and contracts to whoever to make bunches of them... I'm actually surprised that ford w...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Bikers

They knew how to have fun in the old days!!!
by Susanne
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Wagner 268 is a 2 prong 6 volt flasher... made in the USA.

Google "VW 6 volt flasher unit" and you'll see a lot of options... ;-)
by Susanne
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 972

Re: Testing a horn

However if the magneto is not working, you won't be able to use a magneto horn anyway. They were made for the older cars which did not have a battery. Don't know exactly what year they came out... The mag horn came out mid-1915 - before that they were bulb horns of various types, and in 1919 if you...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Let us know how it goes at the radiator shop... I was going to have a local shop do ours but decided against it as they may be good at modern stuff, but not so much on older stuff....
by Susanne
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils by ear
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Adjusting coils by ear

Lots of us did the same thing... I didn't know the intricities of cushion springs or amp draw so we did the best we could. Sometimes we got lucky, sometimes, well, not so. I remember (as a kid) totally screwing up a set trying to get them to all buzz the same, and all of the sudden the mag wouldn't ...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2231

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

If you're in the business of building wooden spoked wheels and have been for decades, what are the odds that you would leave a spoke out of the hub and felloe? I'd say... Not. There is something funny about this whole dick dock nonsense... it's not my concern, except that a company who has come to t...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Re: Car Stinks!

I can think of 2 - one is a dead varmint that is stuck inside the frame rails, probably where the transmission support is... The other is that feral tomcat (or skunk or raccoon) that peed all over your motor. Nothing stinks worse than stale fuming cat pee. Don't ask how I know abut that one...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Number vs Serial Number
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Engine Number vs Serial Number

You can confirm your engine number with the casting date on the motor... also depending on your body (Beaudette or Ford, maybe Fisher) the body number will incorporate the month and year of the body. My question is this - I always assumed my body was a Ford, as it starts with 3F815xxxxx,Easy enough ...
by Susanne
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wake up call
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Wake up call

I know it's not Ford but darn, that is one pretty truck!!!
by Susanne
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2231

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

I was feeling the same way, David... Why would someone deliberately use a "Bravo Sierra" name to REGISTER for the forum unless they were trying to hide something... I'm surprised that it passed muster when he registered for the account to post here... Regardless of the wheel issue (and BTW our famil...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Number vs Serial Number
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Engine Number vs Serial Number

That serial number - 14000 or 16000 - would make your car an early 1910, which is superduper cool beans... but not a '13. My dad's early '12 (march-ish) was 101xxx... 707xx would be October '11 (which would also be considered an early '12)...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1910 T1349 Hub Wrench?
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Is this a 1910 T1349 Hub Wrench?

I thought I knew what I was talking about, but apparently I was way off, so I'm deleting this post... :oops:
by Susanne
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Economy Motor Head Company

First thing that caught my eye (after the swirl) was the shape of the combustion chamber - maybe the predecessor of the hemispherical head... call it a Semi-Hemi? It'd be fun to try out just to see what it did - would it scald the cat or be an anchor-dragger?
by Susanne
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

I'll be curious to see if it changes your top speed for next years Montana 500, Tom... I was always told by some old timers the diskies were more aerodynamic than the wireys, but it'd be interesting to take a known car (like yours) that has speed records and see what difference the wires make to the...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination

I wonder if it was turn a headlight into a floodlight... it would be interesting to que it up into a headlight to see the result, I'm thinking with 2 bulbs closer to the reflector it would give a way wider beam than the one in the middle...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Different....

Yep, that's the one. Wonder how well that things stops on 2 wheel brakes and 30x3 1/2's - it looks like a fairly heavy beast... Considering that VW Transporters are about as collectable as T's nowadays, he has the rare ability to piss off 2 different groups of vehicle collectors at the same time! :l...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Different....

No, it's real... the guy takes old european iron and modifies it. Kind of like a chopper builder. He uses VW's and old Citrôens and Trabi's and whatever else he can grab. This is his second "creation" based around a T - the first (which was red) is a touring body. (You can see the vents for the VW m...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T oil pressure tech question?
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: Model T oil pressure tech question?

This may sound radical, but I would pull at least the covers (if not the motor), and make sure your pressure oil system is operable. You may need to have a higher oil level than stock, your pickup (wherever it is in this motor) may be clogged, your filter as well... your pump could even be shot. Hec...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reviving old Ford seat material
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Reviving old Ford seat material

Your seats aren't leather, it's more akin to rubberized canvas... Go VERY carefully as if it's dried out it can (depending on what you use) crack and come apart, or (as happened on a test corner of my back seat) turn gooey... Still trying to figure out how to get around that.
by Susanne
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

And yes, while there's no reason I can figure, my car does run better on higher octane fuels. Really wish it weren't true, and am ready to drop a high head on it so I can run cheap gas. But it is what it is, so I'll pamper my princess of a car...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

OK. Since there's so much disinformation around Tetraethyl lead... if I may... "Ethyl" was a trademarked designator for the fuel additive Terraethyl lead. It was a trademark of the Tetraethyl Lead Corporation. Lead compounds poison Cat Converters. They react witht he palladium and platinum pellets, ...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Sad this is August, that's not a bad deal!!!
by Susanne
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Ed Winfield would be proud... As for me.. I'm super impressed. Ed made some of the best performance gear to be had, and I keep thinkng if someone would have kept his dream alive in the 30's and 40's, he would be a name to fear on tracks even in this fuel-injected era... IF you decide to make these t...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

I miss riding with my ol' friend Ethyl, but my modern cat sure doesn't like her... :lol: I remember some of those early lead substitutes caused some real havoc with plug fouling... What I find strange is that my car actually does run smoother (and cooler) running higher octane fuel, this both from d...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool old TT with a neat story....
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Cool old TT with a neat story....

Would the re-located gas tank make it an Improved Truck? ;) I wonder if they had some long, steep grades to pull, and it was a solution to a problem...

There is a LOT to like about that truck - hope they're planning on getting her running again.
by Susanne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Shriner T's

There was a company in the late 50's and 60's that were making these shriner cars, Briggs motor, can't remember all the details... but no T's were harmed during the operatation of these vehicles.
by Susanne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And this tractor in Arizona...
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

Re: And this tractor in Arizona...

Looking at those front wheels... I would hate to start it, and have it creep forward as I was running around to knock the spark lever down, and have it run over my foot... :shock:
by Susanne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Shriner T's

One of my neighbors has one, and we were talking about them over on the Facebook T club a few weeks back... I know just about enough to probably get me in trouble, but shoot anyway...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T tool at the flea market
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: T tool at the flea market

I understand it was twofold - one was it was cheaper, faster, and easier for Ford to make the valve heads separate from the round stock for the stems, less waste and faster, and the other was they could use different steels for each, to make them more durable for their different operating environmen...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Settle a dispute about RAJO heads

Also remember as you're building your "fast" motor, the top end is only the beginning. Once you're developing more compression via breathing and flow, you're getting more dynamic force onto the lower end... Of course, the first thought is usually the bearings, but it actually goes deeper than that, ...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2963

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

Oh, that is NICE!! Well done, and somehow I suspect an improvement over the original!!
by Susanne
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I haven't seen Hap Tucker on here lately
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: I haven't seen Hap Tucker on here lately

Those Honey-doo lists are a killer... I know, I was working out a deal for a roadster (one of my dream cars), and got snagged... unfortunately it was my fault (a neighbor's husband died, I gave her a couple hugs, and it started a cascade of domestic un-bliss), then found about 7 things (while in int...
by Susanne
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1761

Re: Oh No !

It should go in a speedster - that's one hot motor!!
by Susanne
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.

The depth of field threw me off - I thought one was smaller than the other! Beautiful work! I've always wondered how they made the originals... I have a few, including a matched pair from '14 (red & White) and the blue and white ones (from 16-19), but the only way I could use my '15 (and it's only 1...
by Susanne
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 23
Views: 1892

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Too bad we can't ask the person standing in the distance (above the rear seat of the car!)... There's a building, looks like an old "chow hall" to the right, and something to the left. THe number on the back is likely the photographer's file number, so he could find the negatives in his files and ma...
by Susanne
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

Paperweight? Maybe a projectile for a BIG slingshot? Definitely not in a differential any more... That pinion has shuffled off its mortal coil, and should be permanently retired. If it was a one-off only one in existence pinion, I'd consider using it as a pattern to make a new one... ABSOLUTELY wors...
by Susanne
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roller Cushion Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Roller Cushion Tires

Those are Museum tires... We had an antique car carrier at work with these tires, I played it a couple times behind the bosses back, and they were as smooth as glass, but they only lasted 2 trips from the Toll Plaza on the SFOBB to Treasure Island and back (about 10 miles total) before they started ...
by Susanne
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: 1915 Firewall

You can get away with a modern marine-grade birch... since it's painted black you can get away with some modern wood, BUT you have to remember NO BOAT PATCHES. Otherwise you failed the "looks original" test.
by Susanne
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

The Cat's Pajamas is a pair of Winfield AA (or a Winfield BB) fed into whatever, with Fordson-sized valves and a .300 cam 7° advanced... THEN you can get a higher flow or overhead valve set-up... The motor has to breathe, otherwise you won't get the oompha you think you should. The T engine is, comp...
by Susanne
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Quadrant rivets

That's the "Quadrant" people refer to...
by Susanne
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Eyeyay aveyay oynay ideeayay... :lol:
당신은 모두 재미있게 이야기
I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto!!
by Susanne
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

I was thinking the same thing about this Prius OHV conversion... will it make it smoother and peppy like a Detroit Electric? :lol:
by Susanne
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $1,155.00 Ford script Hall tail/stop light on EBAY
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: $1,155.00 Ford script Hall tail/stop light on EBAY

If you think that's bad, there's a guy who's selling a "2 year only" ignition switch / cutout assembly for a Harley J or JD... Buy it Now is 7 grand. Minimum bid is 2 grand. True, it's a rusty covered original, and it includes all the modern repop parts (??!!??) to make it work like new... It's like...
by Susanne
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

TWrenn wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Susanne... du bist ein kluges Mädchen!
Grazie, mio buon signore... er... um... Danke, mein guter Herr Wrenn! ;)

(Talk about mixed metaphors? :lol: )
by Susanne
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Polarity of battery
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Polarity of battery

Had to do with the current (no pun intended) electrical theory at the time. The thought was (for a while) that juice went from Negative to Positive, so they were still putting the swith on the supply side by having positive, not negative, grounded. I also heard from an old british iron mechanic that...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

You are von schmardt feller, you are... I vish vee had thought of dis before, und vill haff to schteal it from you.

Danke! :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2585

Re: TT Racing.

NASCAR may not like it, but NASHORS* will...

* - (North American Speedy Horse Omnibus Racing Society)

And the TT owner will rue the day when someone tells them to "Get a Horse"... :lol:
by Susanne
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA model T DVD's
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: MTFCA model T DVD's

You will be able to see the DVD's if viewed on (or through) a computer... we have to do the reverse (watch DVD's we bring back from the EU) via a laptop and cables to watch them on the TV. Has to do with the difference in systems (50 vs 60 Hz) and the video standard (PAL vs NTSC)...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheelies
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Wheelies

Ummm... most of that "T"... is an "A". :shock:
by Susanne
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 5195

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

Dallas, you have no idea how right you are. And it's not just recently - it's been that way in the eyes of some of these "wise educational leaders" raised in the modern era... You're --gasp-- ENDANGERING these little kids. I remember going to shop class (yes, I Was one of those shop rats who loved s...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday, Henry
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Happy Birthday, Henry

Mr. Ford did NOT invent the assembly line, this is true... but he DID bring it to the then-juvenile Automotive Manufacturing industry. Wihtout it, we would likely have had to spend upwards of 5+ years wages on a cantankerous, hard to get parts for mode of transportation, or worse, been forced to rem...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts

RustyFords wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:27 pm
When working with any of the cotter pinned nuts on my T, it typically demands a small blood sacrifice...usually from one of my fingers.

After that, it’s happy to oblige.
Ain't THAT the truth!! Seems every time I go out to do something, the main benefactor is Band-Aid brands... :lol:
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PMs not going through?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: PMs not going through?

Thanks, Mark!
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Is it a T?

Either they're under the hood in back, or take the body off. Probably was pretty light.
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1409

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

Don't pull 70-75 MPH! :shock: That's asking for trouble. Take the extra time and slow down... Think about the last time you drove a coupe at 70-75 MPH... :lol: Ditto on the flooboards and hood - You won't be there to notice the hood hop off the holddowns and fly away... or the floorboards bounce up ...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PMs not going through?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

PMs not going through?

I've had 3 in my inbox, one to burlingtonguy re a response to if I still need a chassis (yes), and the latest to Jsteele re an email he tried to send through this same system never received... Please email me - NOT through the board, as it's not working... but directly. My email carrier is gmail... ...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FJ - 1914 Metz Model 22 Roadster Basket Case in Lancaster Pennsylvania for $800
Replies: 14
Views: 3605

Re: FJ - 1914 Metz Model 22 Roadster Basket Case in Lancaster Pennsylvania for $800

I would in a heartbeat, but I have no way to get this car from it's home to my home. Deal of the century....
by Susanne
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Original Fronty head color

$500 to bring back an SR head from beyond seems like a bargain, IF you know what they're capable of.... I already have a Rajo BB set-up, which is nice, but I understand the Fronty SR *might* give me an extra 5-10 HP off the top end... over the Rajo. :D I REALLY appreciate the info, tho... still weig...
by Susanne
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Is it a T?

T lower pan. This settles it. It's T based.

Why would anyone run that second flywheel of a transmission if they didn't have to says it all... to me, at least. Look under the car (like everyone up until 1950 at least) for the answer...

T lower engine pan = Ford T.
by Susanne
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3206

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

The compressors in the old R-12 systems sucked quite a bit of power, it seems like the new systems are a lot more efficient power-wise...
by Susanne
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticking valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Sticking valves?

A little is fine - it's blowby from your engine and oil vapor off the drain holes in the bottom of the spring chamber. If it's more than a little, then I'd be concerned as you have issues starting to develop - worn valve guides, rings, etc...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This one is for Dallas Landers- it's your day!
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: This one is for Dallas Landers- it's your day!

Just a side note...

I've seen a few WW2 ambulances, but they've all been canvas sided "C-cab" style bodies on car, not TT chassis... a lot of those were brass radiator'd cars.
by Susanne
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Hill Climb Car

While his competition's stuck back at the beanery, the Ford goes up and enjoys the scenery!
by Susanne
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2585

Re: TT Racing.

Be careful with that 6 speed, your competition might hitch up a second horse to his team... leave you eating horseshoe dust! :lol:
by Susanne
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 34
Views: 3937

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

Have they even started it? Unless they can't get the guides, the seats are commonly available and decking a head takes about... 20 minutes. 30 if they take 2 passes. Seats X8 - maybe a couple hours, unless there's some major issue with the head.

3+ MONTHS is crazy long time.
by Susanne
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found a really clean 13 touring body
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Found a really clean 13 touring body

No wonder it won't start... it's flooded! :lol:
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: 13T - Plugs pilled after a min of running

running a little rich at idle, and maybe a litte oil blowby, but a minut of running makes for a bad comparison...
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender bender
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Fender bender

I was wondering the same thing... Could be an SR...
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

I was thinking, the triangle "Universal Car" logo would fit just about perfectly...

Nothing political about Facemasks - actually, they're period-correct for a mid-1918 to early 1920 car... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

ABS = Almost Braking System. Unless you have an auxiliary transmission with no aftermarket brakes, then it's Absent Braking System.
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust manifold replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1330

Re: exhaust manifold replacement

No torque!!! It is a slow an gradual tightening as you compress the gland rings... once they're compressed (mirrors and lights (not smoke) help) you snug them down, heat cycle it, and listen for leaks... Go from the center out as was said above.
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Original Fronty head color

I kind of like the "no-nonsense" industrial look of that... So we have single ports at Greenish Grey, and (I'm assuming) a reddish Chevy Prange (?) on somehting like the R's and SR's? Curious, as I have an SR head that might start the long road to recovery as time permits. (right now it's just the h...
by Susanne
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender bender
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Fender bender

Intake on the left, and a downdraft to boot... (at first I thought the negative was reversed, as the oil fill lools to be on the left, but the steering column corrects that assumption)... I also can't count the number of times I've seen (even in modern accidents) where wherever the driver was got pl...
by Susanne
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 25
Views: 4075

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

That is, in a word, incredible! Thank you for the write up on what looks like a really clean way to put a DU-4 on a T... especially on a pre-'19 pre-generator motor... opens up a lot of possibilities.
by Susanne
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Evans Coolant

And some of those - as I well know - circulate only within themselves, not wihtin the engine. This one was a pretty whirleygig, leaked water between the packing and rotted out shaft, and not much else. But it looked cool... and gave me a rust assessment of the cooling system passages...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 44 Tooth ring gear-SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: 44 Tooth ring gear

I've heard of these years ago!! they were meant to be coupled with a standard pinion to give a car owner more power in the hills, etc... I even want to think, somewhere in the dusty recesses of my mind, someone was making these aftermarket. I wouldn't mind having one, as living in the mountains, tha...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

Also...if you use brake cleaner like I have a few times, there's a chlorinated and non-chlorinated version. Don't use the chlorinated version. You could give yourself something similar to a WW1 phosgene gas experience. Friend of mine wanted to clean something prior to welding it, used brake cleaner...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Evans Coolant

I had a waterpump on Angel, the shaft was wearing so I pulled the pump off, and realized there was a HUGE constriction at the casting next to the block inlet, I realized that rather than aiding the water flow it was actually constricting it. As an experiment I rigged it up with a pan of water to see...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

Here in California if you have a bill of sale for the respective parts, you can take them in to a Highway Patrol inspector who will go over the list and the car, and once he or she verifies that the parts you have are legitimate, they will issue a new identification number for the vehicle, that then...
by Susanne
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

I bought a HF ultrasonic cleaner, used it on some old metallic toy train parts with the HF powder, was not impressed should give it another try on something else. Has anyone used vinegar with an ultrasonic cleaner? Psssst - look up 2 posts... I used vinegar.. (Pix removed to save space) After clean...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remember that story about the man who wanted to be buried in his Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: Remember that story about the man who wanted to be buried in his Model T?

Talk about buried in his work? People were dying to get into his products!
by Susanne
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 1884

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

My dad used to run 85-140 in his differentials, and they always had a weird whine, there was a constant "drip" from the axle ends (not good for external brakes) and when you drive them you could feel a difference... I switched 2 of them (behind his back - s-h-h-h-h-h ;) ) to 600W. What I found was t...
by Susanne
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 1884

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

What's wrong with 600W? It's yellow metal compatible where the modern stuff usually isn't. It's readily available from the T vendors, and it's what was recommended for use by the people who designed it.
by Susanne
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Holly Carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: NH Holly Carburetor

Mill or file the tops of the rivets to get a flat surface, centerpunch the rivets,, then drill the rivets out on a drill press. Warning ahead of time - setting that drill press up to do that is kind of a nail biter... but it's do-able.
by Susanne
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1377

Re: Old Time Speedster

Contrasted to a gow job, not to be confused with the ever-popular rat rod... :lol: IIRC Edsel Ford had a roadster something simlar to the one pictured - lower, leaner, sportier, and more complete. There were (and are) period correct race cars as well - Cars that have (or could have been) run on an o...
by Susanne
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

So how exactly does the unit work? Mechanical, runs off oil pressure, electromechanical solenoid, pixie dust, or ?

And what kind of overdrive ratio does it give?

Darn this curiosity! :lol:
by Susanne
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 5195

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

Virtual like button pressed!
by Susanne
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

When I saw the title of the thread I was thinking this!! Me too... It's like the one on my space heater for my shop. And it works! Orrrrrrrr.... one of those that have the spiral-ey insert that goes down into the tank... not sure how that would work on an improved car, but I'm sure where there's a ...
by Susanne
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,

I have to agree, this is in general one of the finest groups of individuals I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of... that I was raised in the hobby juat makes me all that more grateful! Thank you all (or y'all) for being who you are!!!
by Susanne
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2716

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

At 50 mph you out run out the std. ignition and you feel like your on a ten speed bike at 40mph, they float in the front end and the brakes are shit, a mag drive or distributer will get you faster but the steering is not there or brakes???? Been there done this! I like that explanation, and have ex...