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by Susanne
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in Detroit got me thinking like...
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Snow in Detroit got me thinking like...

50 Miles an hour on an icy lake with a big ol' 20HP fan blowing more icy cold wind over you?

What's not to love? Except maybe frostbite?
by Susanne
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Magneto Question

Easy test - start the car on bat, get out the trusty Volt-Ohm meter, set it to AC volts (at an idle you're only putting out a few volts), put one lead on the mag post, the other on the hogshead or other unpainted source of ground. Mag present = voltage shown on the meter, Mag absent = no movement on...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: 1924 Engine color

WOW! The top picture looks like a engine we found sitting in a barn years ago... as kids, we were "exploring" a barn (actually an old hop drying shed) and saw a motor which looked sloshed not unlike this one. Of course, we were kids, and it was someone else's barn, but I remember thinking someone po...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.

You can put me down for one (maybe 2). Looks extremely durable and stable. Nice design.
by Susanne
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!! ;-)
by Susanne
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: 1924 Engine color

Mix up some black enamel, thinner, and asphalt. Roofers, thermoplastic road, or whatever. Heavy on the thinner. Stir until the asphalt is liquid. Make sure it's thin like water. Put it in a large tank, dunk the engine in said mix, hang until dry, repeat. :? From what I understand, that's a fairly au...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 781

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

I was out in the shop contemplating this the other day... I can't see how a gasoline engine will still be allowed into the 22nd century. Maybe with the rare exception, such as an official vehicle from NYC or LA or etc... but likely not in private ownership. So what was the answer, short of making a ...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Connecting rods; Recently I was working on the 2up 2down T engine project and realized that it was going to need “custom” connecting rods. Crower quoted me about $1,500.00 for a set of 4, which considered fair and reasonable. I hope this helps Thanks for the heads up and the lead!!! ;) Since I'll n...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

I know you may not know, but any info you have would be appreciated. I know there's no way it's close to being a direct drop in, but anything I can find out helps. Still trying to figure out rods, etc... I could have them built, but man, that's 'spensive, unless it's the only answer. I'm figuring th...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1118

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

When I was a kid, my dad's preferred parts cleaner was... yep, us kids! :lol: We used gasoline extensively - bearings, crankcases, deposits. Gasoline and a brush. Loosened that 50 year dried on grease loosened and outta there. And yeah, back then, it SMELLED like gasoline. Someone introduced me to t...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T EMF
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Model T EMF

On the same subject (kind of), I always wondered how a T would fare during an EMP event... :shock:
by Susanne
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Wow, THANK YOU!!! THis is what I was hoping to discover... BYW - the crank is one out of a Wills Saint Claire V8... MASSIVE journals on this thing... that happen to match the saddles on a T block. And since they stopped production in '27, it's an "era authentic" modification... (The heart of the goo...
by Susanne
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

Part of the problem with buying parts is sometimes you need to figure out what's missing. In the case of my '17 short block, it's the main bearing bolts. All 6 of them. Gone, finished, vamoosed. I have the main caps, I have the block, but no way to attach them together! What did Ford use in the way ...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

That's coolant (as we all know). I have an issue with my repop rediator leaking from the radiator inlet (top hose) and am planning on pulling and (hopefully) repaiting it.... but I still think there's other forces afoot. I'm consulting my 100 year old Tarot deck, but all it seems to tell me is (a) I...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have Moved
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: We Have Moved

Forgive my ignorance, but who is we? Maybe a stretch, but by "we", I am assuming Ron has a wife and that he plans to bring her with him. At least we hope so! :lol: Ron is one of the few people in the hobby I would call a guru when it comes to the T electrical system. I have taken his comments and r...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

There's still one of those in State Highway 36 east of I-5... While I always assume all is fine, it;s still a bit spookey watching someone come towards you in a middle lane that is also dotted for your passing lane...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

This is getting sad... IF you want to run 90W in your pumpkin, that's your choice. If I run 275W in mine, that's my choice, I actually have worked with 600W Steam oil on drawbridge gearboxes, so I actually am familiar with what ford put in his differentials (and while thick as goo, is neither solid ...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Replacement Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Ford Replacement Pistons

Dan Hatch wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:17 am
I have also seen.031. Go figure that one. Dan
That one's easy - Bore the cylinder 1/32" OS and it gives you .0025" clearance between the cylinder wall and piston. For someone relying on "country smithy methods" where tools are in 32nds and 64ths, to fix a problemit makes surprisingly good sense.
by Susanne
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

That is a great chart... thanks for posting it! (I'd heard 600W was viscosity-wise 275, where it looks more like 150...) I know firsthand you can order (through jobbers) whatever lube you want (as long as they make it and is in 55 gallon drum batches) - we used to do that on the bridges, I'm just no...
by Susanne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

The Jed Clampett of Coolant?

After consulting a Ouija floorboard, casting spokes on the floor, and reading spring leaves I have concluded your car is communicating to you that the spirit of the original owner prefers the new accomodations, likely so you can add a new stablemate? 8-) :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 47
Views: 5400

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Kevin, I think you need to change your last name to "Winfield"... You are bringing a legend back to life... and watching it happen in front of us is fascinating. Well done, sir!
by Susanne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 75
Views: 8964

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

I'm not sure what the bread truck is (Ward, maybe?) but that bowl of chili looks mighty tasty!!!
by Susanne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who Needs a TT Popcorn Truck?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Who Needs a TT Popcorn Truck?

I agree - it was built to work. Depending on the price when it goes on the blocks, I might be interested... we have enough events here from spring through mid fall that it could become kind of a local landmark... It might even be expanded to incorporate other goodies - not sure about a cotton candy ...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

Actual 600W oil has a viscosity rating of around 275. Not sure why it's "horrible stuff" as T differentials AND Ruckstells ran many thousands (some tens of thousands) of miles using it... how many multitudes of T rear ends died over the decades from using what was put in there from the factory and r...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who Needs a TT Popcorn Truck?
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Who Needs a TT Popcorn Truck?

That is one well thought out and pretty truck... and a fun moneymaker on top of it!
by Susanne
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners

Another old car "great" joins those who have gone on before, and leaves the rest of us a little sadder. Worse that it's yet another Covid tradgedy.

RIP Glenn, you will be missed by many. :( :cry:
by Susanne
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Traded in my T

I don't know about all this hoopola over a car that doesn't have a forward and reverse pedal... how is one supposed to drive it? Use that think sticking out of the floor like a Chevrolet? Arrrghhh... the horrors! :lol: I will admit, tho, that new radiator design sure looks snazzy! Congrats on the ne...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin, it sounds like you've been drafted, er, "volunteered", er, looked upon to perhaps bear the brunt, er, torch for this piece of remarkable history! :lol:

Congratuations or condolences are in order - let us know which!
by Susanne
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: 21" Rims - Pacific Ballon Rim Tool

I agree with John in Sydney, those are some beautiful tires. (Or tyres, if you prefer)... I heard the x3's are soon to be on the shelves... and I'm kind of excited!
by Susanne
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting T on Epay
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Interesting T on Epay

Had to have some kind of water pump to feed it - I'm guessing that's where the cabin heater was fed from, and returned to that fitting on the top of the head. Otherwise you would get no water flow unless it was out on the ground. All the electricals make me wonder what this person was doing - I susp...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Oh no! What happened? I have a fun one as well - Rajo BB head, WIlls Crank, SR carb, hot cam, and block drilled for oil - that's on hold thanks to Covid (until the school opens back up I don't have access to the machine shop) so I know these projects can take an unexpected left turn... Someone is go...
by Susanne
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good buy on used cars, 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Good buy on used cars, 1918

$75 off for last years model was a great deal - about a couple months worth of paychecks. I just wish I could find a '12 touring for $225... and why the '13 was cheaper.
by Susanne
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: shipping a head

Ideally, you want to bag the head, evacuate the air out of it (with a vacuum) and seal it off. Then put that in a second bag, evacuate the air out of IT, and seal it. THEN you apply the yellow goo foam of death between the inside of the box and the outside of the head. It will hold the head secure a...
by Susanne
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Veteran’s Day video
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Late Veteran’s Day video

Naw, too crusty to be upset here... :lol: You are right - It's not the first time a politico out his (or her) own desire to wow people and garner votes kissing the flag did something detrimental to the services and our nation. Whoever lined up that publicity stunt probably thought "think of the vote...
by Susanne
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Veteran’s Day video
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Late Veteran’s Day video

Those bond drives accounted for keeping the public engaged in the war, and put money into the coffers to defeat the enemy. My mom went to one or two of those and they meant a LOT to the people at home to know they were doing domething for the boys over there. So yeah, call them "rah-rah boys", but t...
by Susanne
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1041

Re: Gland rings

I've always put them in the block with the ring, then "wiggled" the manifolds into place... For me, this was easier than the other way (and I have to be careful as my winfield manifold is aluminum), but either way will work. Just depends on what you're used to.
by Susanne
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1745

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

The other solution is the one that T owners have used for over a century - back up the hill. Your reverse pedal is lower than your low pedal. Plus if for some reason you lose it, you are going forward, not backwards down a hill... which is at best scary, and at worst fatal. Especially we with "under...
by Susanne
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: 1927 touring green?

That green kind of reminds me of the old AT&T green they painted their vans and trucks when I was a young'un.

Strange as it may sound, I actually like the semi-gloss finish Pyroxylin gave... Shiny but not glossy.
by Susanne
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

I was playing with this for a while as well - a pint can of rustoleum black, mix in a SMALL amount of brown (like a dribble), cut it with reducer, mixing them to make a thin coat of "fake" gilsonite for the early engines - since Gilsonite (eg Asphalt) has a brownish tinge, straight black wouldn't lo...
by Susanne
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

What Steve said. If I lived closer to THF, Betcha that's what I'd do. And then I'd post the formula so everyone had it. 8-)
by Susanne
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

I've always gone with the green on the Henry Ford Ford cutaway motor... the olive above is close, so I might go with that, but it would be cool to find a modern color code for the one on the cutaway. The other thing to remember is Pyroxylin paint (at least the surviving examples I've been fortunate ...
by Susanne
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies

I want to know why the carry-along tool box with a lock has a windshield? :shock: Ride alongs?
by Susanne
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: One picture is worth...
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: One picture is worth...

Actually I figured that board was a compression adjuster to run lower octane fuel... also protects the rare vintage spark plugs from the damaging effects of living in a combustion chamber. :lol:
by Susanne
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Christmas Parade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: 13T - Christmas Parade Question

If they reverse the direction of the Nevada City parade, then it would be uphill both ways...

Kind of like walking 5 miles to school in the winter! :lol:
by Susanne
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 29
Views: 5246

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

Plus it's a lot easier (and cheaper) to find a pair of DU4's than either a dual dizzy or dual spark mag. Great idea! Having had to change a few timing belts because they failed to sheared "nubbins" on modern iron, I'm curious if adding a second ension idler below the first (left in the photo, right ...
by Susanne
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: Mountain pan.

Susanne, if you are asking about the wrong item I posted; Even with a pump and drilled crankshaft you would still need to lubricate the valves, pistons and wrist pins, so I assume the inspection plate is still used and the deep sump was for holding and cooling more oil. ? You got it. I've tried to ...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood drawings of 1917-22 roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Wood drawings of 1917-22 roadster

If you find anymore interesting stuff, let us know!
by Susanne
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: Mountain pan.

I'm trying to figure how the deeper sump will help. Follow along if you will... The deeper sump means there's more oil in the front half of the bottom of your egine. That's fine, more oil is good. But the issue is, if a T is designed to "scavenge" the oil out of the 4 (or 3) "slots" holding oil to l...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question 2: Modern Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Alternate History Question 2: Modern Model T

Ever seen a Tata? Kind of like a modernized Yugo. Anyway, imagine a Tata Nano with no choice of color or upholstery. Radio? You want a radio, buy a boom box. Be glad you have a heater - what a luxury! Built as cheap as possible as basic transportation... If you need a pickup, cut the body off behind...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

Long term (like over a month), I'll shut off the gas and let it drain the float bowl. Short term, I'll push both levers up, and turn off the key, THEN turn off the gas. That way I have a float bowl full of gas ready to go.
by Susanne
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Bat or Mag start?

Even worse, I will pull the car over slowly, letting each spark plug buzz merrily in it's respective cylinder for a few seconds each, THEN go through the whole starting regimen. Not sure why it helps (burns carbon off the plugs? warms up the cylinder?) but it makes a difference in cold weather.
by Susanne
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

There were others were working to get inexpensive cars out there that were easily repairable, durable, and reasonably priced. The Buick was another example of a car that could have easily taken the place of Ford's T... Maxwell? You betcha. Huppmobile? Um Hmmm... Franklin could have been a contender....
by Susanne
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts

Ahh, the good old days of living better through chemistry... :shock: Remember when you'd get your clothes back from the dry cleaner and it had *that* smell? Yep, Carbon Tet. That's how they finally figured out it's carcienogenic - peole in dry cleaning plants were coming down with all kinds of tumor...
by Susanne
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

:lol: IIt was a "Run on" sentence about a tire I can't wait to run on... May just go ahead and order the 3 1/2's and tubes now, and get the 3's when they come out.

Need to check about flaps.
by Susanne
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

The problem I run into now is changing clincher tires (just like relining and reinstalling bands) is not the same fun adventure it was 45 years ago - I hate it. Arthritis in my hands makes fussing with the edges of the flap inside the tire carcass, then prying and beating the tire on the rim a real...
by Susanne
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Low Head

Some do, some don't. The original from my car has 12 7 15 on it, which matches both the serial on the motor (9978XX) and the casting date on the block. I have one on it now that has one with a 1913 date, I also have one that is just a month and date... I'm sure somewhere they made the change from on...
by Susanne
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in a Disney cartoon
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Model T in a Disney cartoon

Now this is just sad... went to see the youtube of it... and got this love letter:

"Video unavailable
This video contains content from Disney, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

:(
by Susanne
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Re: Mini rant, T related

They have an adjuster on call that goes to the scene of the accident, determines what (if anything) is salvagable, salvage what they can and scrap the rest to get the insurance payout for the load. Pretty much SOP fror that business... I knew one that worked for Amazon from dealing with a number of ...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

Generally a "higher pitched" knock under deceleration is a rod knock, that or maybe a piston pin knock... Main knocks are deeper, you can not only hear them but feel them. Piston slap is a different sound (takka takka takka)...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 536

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

I remember an "anti-theft" device I saw, in the form of a padlock to hold the gas and spark levers all the way down... Brilliant deterrant to someone who thought they could take home a "cut-rate" Ford...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Last Pics

Tom, all the awesome pix you have shared with us over have not only made all of us smile, but gotten some truly creative juices flowing... THAN YOU for shaaring your bounty with all of us!!!
by Susanne
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac project
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Frontenac project

Darn... someone just got the ultimate go-fast goodie for their car for a lick and a polish... I have a bare bones SR head, no valves, no top end (I need to figure out vaves and rockers for it) but looking at the intake and exhaust ports, Art Chevrolet knew what the heck he was doing to squeeze ponie...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

It's a body number from an April 1914 body... ;-)
by Susanne
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Pics

I wonder if some industrious person saw the last one and thought "Hey, maybe I could make a mobile crane service"... :lol:
by Susanne
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Joke
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Model T Joke

I;m right handed, and crank (and spin, but only on mag) my T with my right...

Of course, the cast on my right arm makes typing difficult.... :lol:
by Susanne
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

In the immediate problem, Kroil is your friend - it may take 2 or 3 applications over as many days, and be gentle, but it will work. Give it time. And be gentle. Let it work, tap it gentle to work it in... it will eventually loosen. Long term - while it's not "authentic" get a brass repop cap. they ...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1496

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Sadly, I'm beginning to doubt the Blockley 30x3's will happen. We've been waiting over a year, and we're still waiting. I wish they'd happen... but I'm starting to lose faith. I've run Non-Skids on the front of everything we've had.... they wear like crazy on asphalt or concrete (they're actually a ...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WWI tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: WWI tanks

Good eye! there's another one behind the first one... it's also a relatively new one, with the more modern radiator & shell...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 92
Views: 3844

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

My first "Model T" book was the first one (with the black cover, although mine was green back then, not black...), I was probably 13 or 14 as well, and it captivated me. As I went through it I compared the paragraphs and pictures to one of the cars in front of me, and it all made perfect sense. The ...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1496

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

It all depends on the vintage of your Riversides... I ran those on the back of my car until they started to seperate, those were darned fine tires, but eventually (like all rubber) they suffered the effects of age and became unusable. I'm hoping the Blockleys will be up to the task, but we're still ...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to make more leg room in a coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: How to make more leg room in a coupe?

Not a coupe, but my touring, and that reverse pedal add on is probably one of the best things I've put on the car since side curtains in the winter! One of those things you don't realize how useful it is until you experience it...
by Susanne
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Fords in the city

I had to do a double take at the roadster on the 4th picture down - I finally magnified it enough to realize it was part of the top bows and the wall behind, and not a picture of ol' Schickelgruber on the side of the top ... a reference that would not have worked back then, but sure stands out today...
by Susanne
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.

The ad is gone... guess some lucky person grabbed it... that would have been a FUN project!
by Susanne
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Road trip in a 14
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Road trip in a 14

I live a bit further north, at the eastern foot of Mt. Lassen (off highway 44, not 36), east of Shingletown... Almanor is about 80 miles from here, give or take... some beautiful countryside around the lake, there's a very cool old gas station (and rock shop) in Greenville that I like to frequent, p...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s be safe out there.
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Let’s be safe out there.

What's kind of amazing (to me, anyway) is the centerdoor that's on it's roof has all it's glass except one of the windshield panels (which you can see under the cowl), either that glass was a lot tougher than I've been led to believe, or the car was flexible enough to not bind and break the glass (a...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Flywheel/Magneto problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1021

Re: 1909 Flywheel/Magneto problems

If the cracked one has no value, weld it up with a Nickle alloy rod, anneal, remagnetize and see if it will hold the magnetism. Might work, and be less challenging to a capable welder/machinist than making new? from scratch, particularly if both appearance and function are important. I agree. Even ...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Alternative fuel

In my experience, kerosene was designated "Pearl" (highest quality no longer produced) K-1 (jet fuel) and K-2. Below that are the various grades of fuel oil. :!: :!: :!: Thanks for the heads up! I use Pearl for my kerosene lamps down at the local fuel/oil jobbers... haven't bought any since the Cor...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 860

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Bad ground or a broken wire. It's not a mag headlight, but the cause would be the same. On a series mag-powered headlight circuit (like on the 15) that indicates the crossover feed wire is grounding out before it reaches the Left headlight...

All of the above. Wring, rinse, repeat!
by Susanne
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script

Ditto that, I have a head that the script is blurry and not well defined (like the core got jostled, the sand wasn't moist enough, or who knows) but I'm sure that never stopped it from going on a car, as long as the part functioned and was within design parameters...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Topsy turvey-Old Phptp
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Topsy turvey-Old Phptp

Wonder why the upside down "body tow"? Was it a rollover they recovered from its side (seeing the top damage and missing bitsa, its a guess), but that poor car has seen better days. Then again - it's a lot easier resto project than others I've seen... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

Pretty cool... learn something new every day!
by Susanne
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4697

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Darn, well, thanks anyway!!
by Susanne
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?

I noticed the same thing Joe Bell did - every unmolested head I've seen has a number stamped on the mating surface, the ones that have the number missing also have telltale swirls or lines from where it was shaved. I will say this is not all inclusive, but so far it seems to hold true. You can alway...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

It's a round ball in the base of the pump just below the hose that seats there, and is "trapped" by staking into it's "cage". The schrader valve wouldn't work as a check valve as you have the hose involved, as well as the schrader valve being held open by the nozzle, without the check valve you don'...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T buckets
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: T buckets

That would be one uncomfortable beast to ride. Looks like it's a VW trike - nothing inherantly unsafe in those - and there's enough weight on the front of it to keep it stable.
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

Some new car manufacturers are recommending fir cars with high performance engines 0w20 grade oil -image the low viscosity is to lube quickly in any temperature and no doubt it thickens quickly. It's also because thinner oil uses less fuel. My '11 Subaru uses 0W20 full synthetic, and is a "Partial ...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

VERY cool... I had no idea that it could even be done... where can I find out more about this? I'm assuming that at 200 ponies he's done some other significant work to this motor, but again, I want to know what? All that power is pretty awesome, but if it's main effect is to grenade a T motor then i...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

Frank, it's sounding like from your research (THANK YOU for that, BTW!) we should be steering more towards a motorcycle oil in our vehicles rather than an automotive oil? We have a lot of the same issues as does a motorcycle, with the wet sump gearbox and clutch (and of course bands and, like my old...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4697

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Hey Mark, kinda curious about your experience shipping a car to the EU... how did you ship it, what costs and paperwork were involved, etc.? We're contemplating going there on a semi-permanent basis (in our case, Italy :shock: ), and I'd rather take my car (that I know and love so well) rather than ...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1393

Re: Flying Model T

I used mine as a part time daily driver in the late 80's... most reliable car I owned back then.
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big dissapointment !
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Big dissapointment !

Sounds like he may be a little "crocked"... :lol: Depending on the state, you can go to the auction licensing board and file a complalint. We had a local auction house that would pull some shady as hell shenanigans from false advertising to switching lot items people bought to taking a pre-arranged ...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Playing catch up - All that extra horsepower on tap would be eaten up by all the extra gearboxes! :lol: Subaru 2.5L heads are 2 cylinders, left and right, like a VW motor. Interesting idea, but you think the pinto adapter plate would be complicated? Wooh! Running an OHC set up and having it look aut...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

We recently discussed this, maybe here somewhere, Ford originally put the equivalent of 10W in his cars when they shipped... so 10W40 would probably be just fine. I run 30W only becaiue I've been doing that since dad owned the car (although when I got the car I switched it over to normal detergent o...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion 31 spark plug ?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Champion 31 spark plug ?

It's a commercial application plug, I've seen them in it and miss engines, put a set in an old motorcycle, and I can't see any reason why they wouldn't work in a T.
by Susanne
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool accessory !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Cool accessory !!!

Wow, that sure is a pretty bitsa!!! Until I saw the second picture I was thinking a rocker switch or foot operated carb adjustment pedal or something...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAM
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: SCAM

We am not understanding, he seems like good and honest person to buying the your car or truck or wagon etc. :lol: :lol: :lol: I will send $125 of your thousands dollars, my agent, Barrister King Nkruma Smythe Esq, will to pick up and you give him balance, keep $3000 for you troubles... :? :| :shock:...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2538

Re: Barn Find TT

I really liked the woodwork on it, but there was no way I could get a trailer, transport it here, etc... especially in these Covidian Times... Someone has a beauty of a body for $4K, plus a truck chassis. Hope they do it right.