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by Susanne
Thu May 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

All the advice you've received so far is spot on, but FYI, around 14 years ago when the Rajo B head was off old #4 for a little overdue maintenance the shop that does my work called me and said we can't do anything with your valve seats, they're to worn, to many valve jobs, we need to put new seats...
by Susanne
Wed May 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

I've been toying with an idea... 4 weel hydraulic drum brakes with modern linings (whoch would be hidden inside the drums)... an argument can even be made that it wouls be era-correct (nee Lockheed) for a later T as an accessory - other cars had this set-up. Whie the front drum would look wrong on t...
by Susanne
Tue May 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

1st off, there is no one in Santa Rosa that I would let weld on that head, nuf said on that. My opinion only. Seats are bad mojo in those heads due to the thin area between the valves as you noted I think I would 1st try just grinding the seat and see where you end up- not ideal and the seat will b...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Language Packs installed

Siamo andati a Napoli 2 anni fa, che bella parte del mondo ... ha guidato la strada della Costiera Amalfitana ... WHEEE !!!!

L'altra nostra casa è nell'Umbria centrale, 17 km a nord-est di Assisi ... e per me è davvero casa lontano da casa!
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1527

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

- The National Parks Service has announced that group river rafting will now be allowed again starting June 14th. These trips are two rafts with 12 adventurers each plus guide and crew floating, dining, and hiking together for 6 full days from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. It appears that the federal g...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 3510

Re: Ford history questions

People don't understand the rural US of the 20's and 30's are not like America today. I have friends who grew up in rural America in the 1950's with outhouses and Kerosene lanterns and stoves... because they didn't have electricity. Deciding to base an automotive ignition system on something that di...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Can I ask a simple question, and hope it doesn't draw too much ire.... Why would anyone want to PROMOTE rust? It NEVER sleeps, will cause body cancer, and eat through steel. I've worked all my old car and old machinery life to negate the result of iron Oxide... Yet people WANT to deliberately rust s...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Language Packs installed

ChrisB wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:34 pm
To change your language go to your profile then preferences. It's one of the settings there.

Si, mi nonno e nato in Italia!

Italiano next.

Krees
Dové in Italia?
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Language Packs installed

I think we have a couple members from Italy... perche non Italiano? Grazie... ;)
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1527

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

While I respectfully disagree with Lee that "we're coming out of the crisis", if he's willing to accept the risk and everyone on tour abides by the safety protocols of this thing, then sure, why not? I mean, seriously... the numbers are still going up, and up, and up... likely 100K before the weeken...
by Susanne
Sun May 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

The big gear is the wheel gear... it mounts to the hub bolts of the right wheel. The swivel mounts to a standoff on the spindle... depending on which speedo someone put on the car (1915 was the first year Ford did NOT put a speedo on his cars, but sold them at dealerships as accessories) it will eit...
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Early hubcap wrench

Four... HUNDRED... Dollars? For an early 1349 hubcap wrench??? I found one witching a well on some old property. For free. No, I actually got PAID for it. Someone has seen too many episodes of Pickers... that's Crazy Silly money. Actually, no, I have a set of rods, genuine honest to goodness Ford sc...
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 779

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

If you have the Winfield manifold, look for a Winfield M (or better, a V) to run it. I have Winfield carbs on all my old cars, and once they're dialed in, they rock. Second (for me) are Zeniths... they're equally supercool... I just like Ed Winfield's work for simplicity... If you told me you could ...
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND

I have a number of tall trees and a chainsaw.... and a deep and dark forest. Even access to a backhoe...

Just saying....

This is GREAT news, our prayers were answered. ;)
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

It's sad as I was looking for it, but it never showed up today... If you really want to do this, do not give teasers, but put it out there for us to enjoy. Othersise, it doesn't exist. I put aside a chunk of my morning for it only to not have a way to connect. That was not only disappointing, it was...
by Susanne
Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TOMORROW

I am on pins and needles as this is my one time a week I can connect with y'all until this is all over... BTW... I am thinking of a virtual tour up here... over the forest service roads our T's were so familiar with. I remember a bike poker run someone did over forest serviice dirt and gravel roads,...
by Susanne
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 22
Views: 826

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - this Saturday

Yaayyy!!! Thank you, we're awaiting the details!
by Susanne
Thu May 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Should be able to block not just the account but the IP address from the spammer... we used to have to resort to this on a forum I modded when faced with the Korean or Russian invasion... they have a bunch of pre-approved accounts on the sights, and have them so when one gets blocked, they move to t...
by Susanne
Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Tools

Not sure if those are those rare wrenches for when a nut should be finger tight, or a caliper to determine the distance of "yea far across" is... :lol:
by Susanne
Thu May 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: Brass "conversion"

I would much rather have a correct '17 (because they are rare birds) than a cobbler's special. Yet people seem to forget the REAL reason these clubs were formed in the late 1940's to early 1960's. ANd the way this thread devolved makes me aware of it. It wasn't to have a "Aren't I special, look at m...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

You may need to branch out... but I won't needle ya.
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Breaks on my caw

I dun wint and fergettid about ole Hurk... He spelt like a reel edumacated man! :lol: Ya know, my inlaws were from Texas, and before that, Virginia... my brother moved to Nor'Carolina a decade or so ago and he's never been happier... My kid sister moved with her now ex (rip) to Alabama (but also end...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: tire preasure

I was told decades ago that the formula was 20 PSI per inch of width... that puts me in the 60/70 PSI crowd, kind of like a bicycle tire... I did try running lower pressure (40-ish IIRC) because someone told me 60 was way too high... and it cost me the stems out of my tubes and a rim cut tire... Wen...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

Looks like an early version - the later ones branch off to incorporate the adjoining leaves as well...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Breaks on my caw

Thanks, Dan! Sent you a PM on an unrelated subject...

I wish I still lived in Santa Rosa - Penngrove is just a stones throw from there, now it's like 6 hours away. I'll give them a shout out... thanks again for the direction!!

(Maybe I should misspell stuff more often!)
by Susanne
Tue May 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Breaks on my caw

My breaks on my caw are worned, Ken I use mouldered linings as a repalacement for me breaks, or dew I kneed to half woeven breaks lininerings for mye breaks... (Sorry for the spelling, but after 3 posts like this, I had to answer in kind....) Should I use molded linings or try to find old school wov...
by Susanne
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 942

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

I started in this silly hobby when I was 12 or so... Had my own model T and a lot fo support then... I would say T as it's way cooler, and you get instant wasta and bragging rights. After all, ANYONE can drive a 3 on the floor, but how many understand 3 pedals? Saying that, it'd really your choice.....
by Susanne
Sat May 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Copper head gaskets

Kevin, Ive never heard it explained this well or this easily... you, sir, rock, and this needs to go in the T annals of knowledge. I was always taught to bring it until the copper glows dull red and quench it fast (and it works) but if the burned sharpie works, that is huge... thank you!!!
by Susanne
Fri May 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Copper head gaskets

You may end up having to anneal it and re-use it... depends if it's solid copper or composite. You can't re-anneal composites, but you can if they're solids.

Heat the gasket up to red, then quench it - exactly the opposite of steel, quenching copper will re-soften it.
by Susanne
Tue May 12, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

I found my radiator is leaking from the upper inlet where it's attached to the top tank... it's a brass radiator, I think I can see where the leak is... I read the (1925) instructions on how to repair this (on a later radiator)... is there anything I need to be caredul of when dealing with a brass r...
by Susanne
Fri May 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable

Deal has been done, Thank you Kim!!
by Susanne
Fri May 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Low Head
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: FS Low Head

My '13 head (1-11-13) has a really rough lettering on it - the Ford script is weak, and the Made in USA lettering has some run-togethers... Not sure if this is characteristic for that run, if the mould box got jostled on the way to being poured, or maybe the master for that mould was getting worn by...
by Susanne
Fri May 08, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Woes.
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: TT Woes.

If you get a TT at 498 MPH and it's not as it's launching off a cliff, I want video!! :D

I always had a dream of putting a jet engine in the back of a TT and taking it to Bonneville... But that may be crazy!

Or is it?... heh heh heh...
by Susanne
Thu May 07, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??

I'm in the anneal and use them group... as long as they weren't so oversqueeze that they're unable to re-deform to match your block and head... Get them hot and squelch them in cold water... unlike steel, this re-softens and anneals copper... so as long as your gaskets have some give left, they're g...
by Susanne
Wed May 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable
Replies: 3
Views: 262

WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable

Hi folks...

Cable came unscrewed from the speedo, went under a wheel, and both ruined the cable and broke my swivel into about 3 pieces... :shock:

Any reasonable offiers considered... thanks!
by Susanne
Wed May 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4267

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

And while Scott just torqued down his head, I just pulled mine yesterday... Got tired of the lack of compression on Angel (the '15 T), and a general "Kerfuff" trying to start her. So I replaced the inlet hoses and started going thru the diagnostics... Checked the compression, and all were low. Did t...
by Susanne
Tue May 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Frontenac Recreation Engine-Turn Key
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: FS Frontenac Recreation Engine-Turn Key

I bet I could figure it out... ;)

Beautiful job on that!
by Susanne
Tue May 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FORE SALE T chassis for speedsters
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: FORE SALE T chassis for speedsters

Any pictures? This is exactly what I was hoping to run across recently!!!

PM also sent...
Susanne
by Susanne
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS '24 Coupe and miscellaneous parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: FS '24 Coupe and miscellaneous parts

Pictures please??
by Susanne
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 82
Views: 4564

Re: Speedsters

Hi Steve- yes, the one and only! And I'm about 90% certain that is Tom Rhoner standing next to the car talking to me. That is his AAA service cycle to the left. Tom is our own Bay Bridge Sue's father AFAIK. That's him all right! Damn, I miss him. And the bike... I *think* AAA still has it. My guess...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 895

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Don't drill it!!! A suction pump and a long enough hose will clear whats in the differential enough to change the oil out. The only other way to "Really" drain the oil out is to (a) dismount the differential from the car and drain what you can out of the fill hole, and if that's not enough, (b) spli...
by Susanne
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script

I heard decades ago that, because of WW1 and US laws, those blocks Ford did make for "foreign" use (like overseas destined during the great war) had no markings whatsoever.... If all the other markings (Date same in the casting, hidden reference casting numbers, etc. ) are in place with none of the ...
by Susanne
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: 4 to 1 gears

I've had the rare opportunity of being able to drive T's with a number of rear end ratios... the 4:1 (44:11) makes the T a snappy beast, but your top end is limited. My Dad's Roadster (the one I took my driving test in) had a 3:1 rear end with a Ruckstell, so I was able to make that roadster "walk t...
by Susanne
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: Piston ring seating

I'm wondering if it's somewhere else... check your valves and seats? Head torqued? Good head gaskets? Valve timing right?
by Susanne
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 1429

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

I'm sorry, but the middle of the day on Easter, when a lot of us are doing family things or (in my case) cooking may have not been the best time to do this... I missed it. My family kinda came first today. Were it maybe Saturday, or next Sunday, or... well... never mind. I do love our hobby, but it'...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not stay ruunning
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Will not stay ruunning

Do you have a good and active mag in your car? The mag is an AC device so you need an AC voltmeter to see if it's even putting out... Then you need a good battery (12V is OK) to make sure you have current to the coils. DO NOT cross your battery to your magneto, if you do then we have a whole differe...
by Susanne
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

What are you using for an oil pump, and how do you have it routed? I'm way new to pressure oil, and would rather not cook a new and good block on my first foray....
by Susanne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Qantas safety video
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Qantas safety video

It did (tho I also got it off the video)... talk about forward thinking? Then again, commercial air service in 1920 was WAY outside the curve, yet it makes sense it would be in Australia, where (like Alaska) air transport was (and in some cases still is) is the best solution...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Qantas safety video
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Qantas safety video

I always wondered where "Qantas" came from - thought it was aboriginal... Very cool!
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Attaching Data Plate 1913 Touring

Take the brass nail, a spot of adhesive on the end of a pin punch (like rubber cement), stick the nail on the end of the punch, line up and whack with a hammer. Otherwise, you'll be looking for a long, long time for the missing nails. Also the later (mid-15) plates did NOT have a number stamped in t...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8861

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I got some more parts in the mail. I just need the centering tool for the cam shaft cover. It's on the way soon. Just got this cam shaft gear and the blots for the oil pan. The last guy used regular bolts with no holes for the cotter pins. See I now have a brass car. Ha Ha Ha. To bad no-one wi...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 89
Views: 10224

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

The guy who has a block under each arm... That was my late uncle Bucky - Extremely, um, "Heavy set", worked in the auto wrecking industry, he would pick up long blocks and move them around the yard... V8 short blocks , one in each hand. Always knew that if ever got him mad at me, I'd best just shoot...
by Susanne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: a garage mate for our '21 T?

Nothing wrong with a 490, just have plenty of rear axles in stock...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Of course they did, it's what comprises the back window of the top... otherwise it wouldn't be able to roll up, as it did on the early tops. One of the big complaints was that it yellowed and cracked (not unlike today!), so a number of firms made glass replacements for the square windows in later to...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Engine number question

Early heads also have the same casting date - I'm thinking it was probably a stamped metal plate screwed onto the mould for the casting... My 12/7/15 head from the block of the same date has one similar near the back edge... part of why I'm fighting not to lose that head to the numerous cracks it's ...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Engine number question

Casting Date - May 23, (19)18. It was before they went to the round markers common on later engines...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2355

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Sadly, Dunlop Birmingham no longer makes bias-ply or beaded tires... I was thinking the same solution, but found this out the hard way...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

I agree with that, although I have to agree with a comment made by a friend of ours, that the "authentic" ones do make the inside of your car darker than god's pocket... however, there's nothing like being somewhat warm and comfortable in inclement weather!
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: This General Discussion Forum

That's because they're closing the forum down due to the CoViD-19 pandemic... everyone wanted to get in one last look before it all went away. There's also something about the Federal Govt. wanting to ban all touring cars because they're concerned the open air exposure could help spread the virus to...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1398

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

wayne sheldon wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Edsel Ford's customized '15 touring on his Chicago to San Francisco trip!
I'm not sure which I like more on this car, the wire wheels or the vent in the cowl...

Any more info on it?
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2355

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

I wrote Blockley to find out if they were going to be making other sizes, and was pleasantly surprised that Julian wrote me a direct reply. Part of his reply to me is reposted below... Last year we produced a 30x3 1/2 with a Diamond tread pattern, and we are currently advanced with the 30x3 size you...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1809

Re: A Complicated Man

I'll make a prediction: given the option to chose Henry Ford or Greta Thunberg as a person worthy of emulating, my choice will undoubtedly condemn me for all time. :shock: my gosh Scott ! You choose Greta ?!? :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: (Channeling my "inner Greta"...) HOW DARE YOU! :x :lol: :lol: :l...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1504

Re: Damage Theory

Someone tried to repair a warp in the fender, but ended up doing a hack job? :lol: I'll take separated fan blades for 100, Alex! When you look at the slot, it came from the bottom traveling up, and was stopped by the lip in the top of the fender. If it were something come down from aboce, it would h...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1771

Re: Massacre (photo)

I can't say for sure, but it looks like the one above the 5 spoked wheel is a T with a clamshell rear end... :cry: Of course, when this was taken, they were all just old junker scrap cars... nothing of value at the time, other than scrap value. It's no different than a pile of 1990's Pick-n-Pull rej...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1809

Re: A Complicated Man

I talked to a few friends of mine... their families are vehemently anti-Ford, pro-GM, brands, (Think the "C" word) and it dates back to their great grandparents wanting nothing to do with this guy or his cars over this very issue... and those feelings were passed down, father to son. Hey, you can, I...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?

I have one, I think I got it from Langs or Chaffins... it's a cast aluminum piece, and actually makes the old style pedals a little more intuitive, as you can index your C and B feet off the sides of the reverse extender... Since I don't spend that time going backwards (looking backwards, sure, but ...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1341

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

Whoever built that sure wasn't loafing around... (Knew you'd get a rise out of me...) That really is a cute design... the cab is really unique, Of course we're on the wrong side of WW2 to find one, but if we could, what an amazing project that would be... Another one I'd like to fond (someday) is th...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Don't Drown, Turn Around!
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Period Picture- Don't Drown, Turn Around!

Just remember, to your great grandkids, the teens just ended last year, and this is the start of the roaring 20's... :lol:
by Susanne
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

It looks like a rear one, but mounted backwards. Has to do with the reverse flow of electrons to project a light in front of a vehicle, instead of letting the light hust toss them out there to be absorbed eventually by the ether... :mrgreen: That was why early headlights ran on acetylene - it needed...
by Susanne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Why the blue/green lens in early taillights?

You nailed a question that has bnothered this 20th (maybe 21st) mind for a long time... I have a pierce arrow rear tail light assembly that has green and white to the rear, but no red, and I know the red tail lights were standardized in the 1950's, but even knowing this it throws me for a loop... be...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 6278

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

And I think I was on somewhere around the turn of the millenia. I do remember I was still on the bay bridge at the time, and it was one of the few bits of both sannity and insanity at the time. Life got complicated for a while, and it was somewhat, um, a hot LZ here for a while, so it took quite a w...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1462

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

No way. It's got good bones, but 100 MPH? Too many flat surfaces, the fenders themselves would cost you MPH, not to mention being in the wind - the driver would be like a big sail. And that's a C35 head - nice, but it's neither a crossflow nor a racing head. The truly fast speedsters are shaped the ...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6116

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Squirrel food. Except there's a run on acorns as well... :lol: People just making sure they don't get it, and don't give it, whatever it is. I'm still getting over a case of (I think) flu, so I'm not going anywhere nor doing anything except cleaning out my Winfields and respective manifolds, catchin...
by Susanne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

Gotta shove those dead horses (and Wintons that failed) out of the way... --giggles--

Seriously, tho, I love the municipal uses of the T, especially early on...

One of these days i'd love to find a Winton... 'nuff said!
by Susanne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

I've seen this forum delve into the dark side before... and while I missed the impetus of what this was about, if it was similar to sidetracks previous, THANK YOU for stopping it in its tracks...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 45
Views: 4643

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

All I can say is...

YAAYYYY!!!!
by Susanne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

I agree with Steve on this - when we had the rims of the 20 done, we had them hot dipped, and they turned out absolutely gorgeous... plus when they "normalized" out from super shiny, they still looked good. The silver paint, IMO, is close, but not the same...
by Susanne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

Up until about a year ago, I often got away with it. However, in the past year or so, Califunny has cracked down on such things. Items that Amazon used to ship to me? Instantly a note pops up saying it cannot be shipped to my address. Forget paint. I cannot even buy the same brass polish available ...
by Susanne
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8036

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Pulled the exhaust manifold, checked it, media blasted it, and repainted it with "flame proof" paint, 2 coats of primer, 2 of color, and man, it turned out pretty. The flameproof black is kind of a matte black, so it really pops. Then feeling ambitious, pulled the winfield carb and manifold, separat...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scam?
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Scam?

I son't know if it's a NOS scam, but it seems like a spurious part... :lol:

Sorry, Larrry... this stinks. Got hit by one of them a few years ago (from another forum), and it'll drive you bats for a while.

Good luck!!!
by Susanne
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 1819

Re: Sacramento laws

I'm more for more people from OUTSIDE California posting POLITICAL COMMENTARY about California... NOT. :roll: Save your Bravo Sierra for elsewhere, guys. This isn't the place. - - - - - - - - - - The question is legit - Yes, Sacto county passed that POS law YEARS ago (long before it was fashionable ...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires

Wonder what they did for front tires, since there aren't any 24" tires on the "approved" list...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T V8!
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: Model T V8!

I'm kind of surprised he didn't use fork and blade style conrod pairs, as those were common on motorcycles of the era. I'm wondering if it would have been possible to retain the original ignition... There were 16 magnets, 16 coils, and it divides between 4 and 8 pretty well... Of course the spacing ...
by Susanne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 2313

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

I don't understand... they look like such fine, upstanding citizens... :? :lol: :roll:

In the old days, The T was a family's horse... and back then, they had a set penalty for horse thieves... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 4051

Re: Join or Renew

... and the Vintage Ford showed up in our mailbox, and, well... what can I say?? :D I probably wore them out as I did my Ford Service book... You know it's bad when your hih school locker had VF centerfolds taped inside... (oh yes I did...). Neighbor of ours when I was still young was a borax and go...
by Susanne
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 4051

Re: Join or Renew

$40 bucks a year to support a group that keeps not just our machines alive, but the knowledge to do so? How could that be a bad thing?

The Magazine - is icing on the cake. :mrgreen:

Hey, if I can do it... YOU can do it. Your car depends on it.
by Susanne
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

Mdia blast, penetrating kroil, heat and repeat. Drive the stems out (if you can) from the bottom. Remove what you can, and then drill out the remainder of the stems and have them honed oversize and drop new guides in. You may have to also do the seats, if you can do your own machine work you will co...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 2336

Re: LEDs when turned off

I agree with Mark... if I want to show the car and not drive it, I'd find a set of GE Mazdas, but if I'm driving it, I want all the light out there I can get.

Unfortuantely, I have yet to see an LED bulb that runs well on variable voltage AC... :?
by Susanne
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist

Post-T era... I'm wondering if it was more like an inspection case for someone like a zone manager checking a parts department to make sure they were carrying all the hardware they were supposed to... or substituting spurious parts... It's a neat collectable, and it's true, I've never seen one befor...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric conversion for Kerosene lights
Replies: 2
Views: 381

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: 47
Views: 5625

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: 1820

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: 2467

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: 1586

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: 1820

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: 1610

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: 1610

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...