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by Dan B
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stalls when fully retarted and on mag
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: stalls when fully retarted and on mag

Word of caution; be aware of free (unexpected) starts when making adjustments to the timer with the key set on “BAT”.

The timer is very close to the fan and I do not recommend doing any work to the timer if there is a potential for the car to start for that reason.
by Dan B
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok who did it?
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Ok who did it?

Sorry, it was the only thing I had lying around.
by Dan B
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

For what it is worth, I drive my car with the Ruckstell axle engaged all the time unless I am on an open road and need to achieve maximum speed. The Ruckstell low/high ratios are really perfect for most scenarios and make the car much more enjoyable to drive.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sheetmetal at Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Sheetmetal at Hershey

Still available, will be leaving Hershey at end of day Friday.

Frank - Thanks for the interest but hoping for a cash and carry sale.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rewound Double Stack Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Rewound Double Stack Magneto Field Coil

SOLD! Thanks Hershey and MTFCA!
by Dan B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sheetmetal at Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Sheetmetal at Hershey

Leftover Model T sheetmetal from a ‘23 Touring project.

Reproduction: Rear toe panel, rear door rocker panels, floor board riser, coil box lid, hood shelf wood

Nice, original rear center body panel (not ‘23).

Make offer!

Located at CG 74-77
by Dan B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rewound Double Stack Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Rewound Double Stack Magneto Field Coil

Rewound, surface ground, double stack magneto field coil.

$150

Located at Hershey CG 74-77
by Dan B
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PICTURES FROM HERSHEY PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: PICTURES FROM HERSHEY PLEASE!

This was neat! Weather has been awesome so far. What a great show.
by Dan B
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2485

Re: New Tool

I think he already has one.

Modeltetimer.com
by Dan B
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4030

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

We went into Hersheypark this past Sunday and so I was able to snap a few photos of the progress that Hershey has made this year on the new park expansion. It has been amazing to see how quickly and methodically they have been getting things done over the Summer while the park remains fully open to ...
by Dan B
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

What a great post.

The paint looks great!
by Dan B
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

Re: New New York License Plates

Unless you’re driving your T as daily transportation, I would just find an old NY plate to put on and be done with it. I carry my real “antique” tag and paperwork under the rear seat in case I get pulled over which has never happened.
by Dan B
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I need a pilots licence for this thing?
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Do I need a pilots licence for this thing?

I see the truck hoist in the background now!

Who else thought they pulled the car out of the truck with the backhoe and let it flop to the ground?

It looks like you took the picture mid-flop!
by Dan B
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T auction today
Replies: 22
Views: 2309

Re: T auction today

Humblej wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Smith form a truck had the open valve engine stolen befor the auction, it went for about $3k w/o an engine.
Wow, wonder what the deal is here? Was the engine actually removed from the truck?
by Dan B
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey, test coils
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Hershey, test coils

I always thought that someone testing/adjusting coils with a HCCT or ECCT at the show would be a money maker. $5 a coil or $15 a set?

Maybe a good fundraiser for the club/museum.
by Dan B
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Youngblood combination carburetor and choke adjustment rod aftermarket
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Youngblood combination carburetor and choke adjustment rod aftermarket

It looks great! Not all neat T accessories are as functional.

Glad I could help.
by Dan B
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Youngblood combination carburetor and choke adjustment rod aftermarket
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Youngblood combination carburetor and choke adjustment rod aftermarket

Here’s the instructions. I saved the pictures from an eBay auction a couple months ago.
by Dan B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: HEED this WARNING!

How does one know when they blow a head gasket? And is any permanent damage caused?
by Dan B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2769

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

Boy, those of us in the “younger crowd” sure do get it from all angles. We’re either too cheap to buy established hobby businesses or too foolish to understand the true value of a car. All the while, there’s a post seemingly every week about how to get young people involved in the hobby. Believe me,...
by Dan B
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2769

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

Link?
by Dan B
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 2076

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Dan B looking at the pits and rough edges on those drums, Kevlar was the least of your worries. Hopefully the Guinns have turned out to be what you'd hoped for. Scott, You are right. I knew a lot more the second time around building the transmission and found a good set of donor drums. Straightened...
by Dan B
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 2076

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Yes, Kevlar.

I put in Guinn wood bands after the transmission rebuild.
by Dan B
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage
Replies: 26
Views: 2508

Re: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage

Wow! What a neat place and experience. It’s nice to know there are still folks out there taking time to do things the right way.
by Dan B
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: Help with this mess

I would only be worried if you didn’t see any grease in that area.
by Dan B
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remote turn off of gas tank.
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Remote turn off of gas tank.

Colin, The best way would be to install an inline shut off valve in the fuel line, close to the fuel inlet on the carburetor. If you want to shutoff the fuel, you only have to open the hood and turn the handle. The vendors sell several different types including one that’s cast brass that looks very ...
by Dan B
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Magneto Field Coil

Do yourself a favor get the pole faces and the ring to block surface ground so that they are flat and parallel. It will make getting the proper air gap easy.
by Dan B
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

6396CE9F-8A9F-4AB3-897B-6C21958469EB.jpeg Well I really can’t believe this, but tonight I tried to put the Model T into the garage with the top up and to my disbelief it fits. I must have taken bad measurements or received some bad anecdotal advice at some point. Had a spotter and pushed it it ever...
by Dan B
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Who stores their car with the top up?

There have been quite a few threads recently about caring for soft tops. It had me wondering how many people store their roadster or touring with the top up versus folded down. As we know, a standard garage door’s height will not allow you to drive in or out of a garage with the top up. So storing a...
by Dan B
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1916

Re: Oils

jimdix wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 am
All of a sudden you can't buy oils like Pennzoil 10W-30
Maybe your store just isn’t stocking it, but that’s not the case in general. I just bought some Pennzoil 10w-40.
by Dan B
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: “Ford” Amusement Park Cars Up For Auction
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

“Ford” Amusement Park Cars Up For Auction

Hersheypark is auctioning off some of their old Turnpike Cars. These were put into service in 1975 and despite the apparent condition of some of them, it is amazing that they have held up as well as they have considering the popularity of that ride. Growing up close to the park, I “drove” these cars...
by Dan B
Tue May 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rules for setting timing as you drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Rules for setting timing as you drive?

Tiger Tim wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:51 am
If you’re running on mag, are there more than two timings available anyways?
There are 3.
by Dan B
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?

Thanks all for the suggestions. I’ll try the Teflon tape trick and if I’m not satisfied with that, will root around the spare parts bins for a couple other ones to try.
by Dan B
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

How do you get the oil petcocks to face out?

The oil pan petcocks on my car do not get tight until they are turned so that the handle is facing inward towards the pan. This makes it very difficult to open the petcocks to check the oil level. If I stop turning them so that they’re facing out, they are only snug, and I worry that they’ll come ou...
by Dan B
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major engine problem
Replies: 39
Views: 3172

Re: Major engine problem

I wonder if you maybe stepped on the starter switch when the engine was running and didn’t realize it. It looks like that sort of damage. I may be a relative model T novice, but I know my way around an engine and transmission after racing Porsche 911’s for 20+ years... so that scenario hasn’t happe...
by Dan B
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parade seating 1914 Touring - Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: Parade seating 1914 Touring - Question

I agree with the others. This is not the same as when you see someone sitting on the top of a late model convertible with a big trunk. If there’s not enough room in the car I would consider the running board as the next best option. Would be uncomfortable for a long parade though. It’s not very wide.
by Dan B
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

We called the Carnegie Radiator shop recommended above and unfortunately they stated that they do not do Model T radiators because “it’s a different process”. They directed us to Brassworks and Berg’s. With all the brass cars still on the road, it seems like there’s got to be more options than getti...
by Dan B
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not sure about this new development
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

Re: Not sure about this new development

This might be the best place to talk about oil viscosity....
by Dan B
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5725

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I’m sure they had the same conversation about the horse and buggy after the Model T came out!
by Dan B
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Radiators

If that radiator is relatively clean inside and does not leak, do not even think about changing it out to the original Ford type. Honeycomb radiators are excellent performers and cool very efficiently. Yours looks to be in great shape.
by Dan B
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Dan,

It looks like the manufacture the cores, but do they install them too?
by Dan B
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 4248

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

The folks who have them come loose and use the retaining rings are the ones who have not used the Ford wrench. They are available as a reproduction now if you are unable to find an original. They seem to be slightly more expensive at around $50-$60 in my experience.
by Dan B
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: Lucky Find!

The MTFCI judging guidelines for 1913 state that the Maple City and Noera branded cans used the bayonette style cap.
by Dan B
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13-14 with oil can picture
Replies: 20
Views: 1787

Re: 13-14 with oil can picture

Imagine that! Sure does look like a large FORD logo Noera can to me that I was told was “not that early” in this thread.

http://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/ ... 9c2b#p4579
by Dan B
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: Lucky Find!

Larry,

Why do you think the nicer one with the large Ford script is later? It has the bayonette style cap referenced in the VF article and dozens of posts on the old Forum discuss this can as being pre-1915. Here’s one for example: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1297907656
by Dan B
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lucky Find!
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Lucky Find!

Today my Dad and I went to the Cabin Fever Expo in Lebanon, PA. It’s a model engineering show with all kinds of scale hit and miss, steam engines, etc. on display, most of them running. It’s the kind of show that anyone on this forum would certainly appreciate and enjoy. 742800F8-445C-4845-9CF1-57B6...
by Dan B
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 7954

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Much better! Thanks!
by Dan B
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 7954

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Thanks Duey! Looks like you got the hang of it to me.
by Dan B
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 7954

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

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by Dan B
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 3893

Re: A Big Photo

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by Dan B
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Use your BIG photos!
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Use your BIG photos!

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by Dan B
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Use your BIG photos!
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Use your BIG photos!

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