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by Dan B
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Denver
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: New Member from Denver

Welcome! Would love to see your T!
by Dan B
Sun May 31, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

Right you are, Brassworks also makes black radiators.
by Dan B
Sun May 31, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

All brass Model T radiators are built by Brassworks.

https://thebrassworks.net/

If you get them from somewhere else they are likely just drop shipping them from one of these companies.
by Dan B
Sat May 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires

I never understood all the complaints about the current tires. 1000s of miles put on them per year by people who tour. Wonder how many of the problems are from sitting?
by Dan B
Fri May 29, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Cock Wrench And Gas Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Oil Cock Wrench And Gas Gauge

Just found this old advertising piece and thought it was too neat not to share.

I have a few gas gauge sticks and a couple petcock wrenches, but never seen something that combines the two!
by Dan B
Thu May 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 801

Re: Hershey news

Very sad indeed. There are no winners with it being cancelled so I’m sure it was practical matters that prevented it from going on as planned.

A reminder not to take anything for granted!
by Dan B
Sun May 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shredded lining shows why....
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Shredded lining shows why....

In my experience, my Kevlar didn’t start shedding until my drum cracked. Then it filled up the transmission oil screen. For years I opened up the cover without anything in the screen.
by Dan B
Thu May 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 24
Views: 1276

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

HF or not, it’s all made in the same factory now unless you pay up for USA made. Don’t get hung up on the brand.
by Dan B
Wed May 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

Thank you so much for all of your guys advice. I spoke to my father yesterday of my dream and he decided to give me our old 1998 Honda Odyssey for my normal modern car. When I move to Florida, I can make the arrangements to educate myself with Model Ts (because (I no longer have the pressing need f...
by Dan B
Wed May 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

Here’s some advice from someone who likes old stuff like you and bought their first Model T project at age 12 a little over 20 years ago. Take it for what it’s worth. 1. Neither a Model A or Model T are candidates for being a daily driver in modern traffic. If anyone tells you different they are not...
by Dan B
Tue May 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length

So is this normal? Out of the 6 bearings I have, 2 bearings have a couple rollers each which are in this condition.
by Dan B
Mon May 18, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Adam - Do you happen to have any bearings you’re willing to part with?
by Dan B
Sun May 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length

I am going through the Hyatt bearings I have on-hand to find the best useable ones (see my Wanted ad in the classifieds). I have a couple bearings that check all the boxes: roller diameters are .002-.003 under, cages are TIGHT. However a couple of the rollers look like they are just barely hanging o...
by Dan B
Sun May 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thanks Scott. Great idea and I would be willing to do that if anyone is interested. Ship me an assortment in a flat rate box and I’ll will pay you for the ones I keep plus return ship them. Email address in original post above. I have some stock Ford rears that I scavenged for inner bearings. I hate...
by Dan B
Sun May 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

To the top. Still looking.
by Dan B
Thu May 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Woes Continue
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Windshield Woes Continue

You’re better than the guy who drives it that way for 40 years because he doesn’t ask the question.
by Dan B
Thu May 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Looks good! Your point about being able to purchase excellent reproduction parts at a reasonable price is something I thought about as I was taking this axle apart. It could very easily be the opposite situation save for a few individuals. Speaking of new parts, unfortunately I am out of luck on get...
by Dan B
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update Your MTFCA Books!
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Update Your MTFCA Books!

Like many folks, I purchased the set of multi-colored MTFCA restoration books when I bought my car about 20 years ago. I have relied on them countless times over the years. My latest project has been rebuilding my Ruckstell. Little did I know that the “yellow book” has been updated twice since I ori...
by Dan B
Tue May 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Stan, Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post. Most of what I know (as little as that may be) comes from reading old forum posts by you and Glen over the years helping out others. I think I’ve read them all and there’s A LOT. So you continue to help people like me even if it’s not in the wa...
by Dan B
Mon May 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I just realized that I have the 1988 1st edition of the Ruckstell book and see that it was revised in 2002. I have the newer book on order, but can anyone verify whether this graphic below, which shows up in multiple Ruckstell threads on this forum, is from the new edition? If so this might fill in ...
by Dan B
Sun May 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

TonyB wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:09 pm
I make a judgement based on the damage to the teeth and how much marking there is on the teeth. If there is minor marking then I reuse. If the marking is severe and the tooth width is reduced, then I replace.
On a customers car I would replace the gear shown in the picture.

Thank you Sir.
by Dan B
Sun May 10, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Thanks for the feedback. I've attached some clearer pictures. I already plan to replace the P139 bronze thrust plate. I think I've read every post that talks about it and from what I can gather, this is the most important piece for properly setting up the pinion/ring gear mesh and they are nearly al...
by Dan B
Sat May 09, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 836

P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I am following the MTFCA Ruckstell book. It stops short of providing the recommended wear limits for the P146 sliding clutch gear, P145 locking thrust plate and P147 locking notch plate. The functional shift lock test seems straight forward but I do not want to reinstall marginal parts. What should ...
by Dan B
Fri May 08, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old Coupe joins the garage
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: New old Coupe joins the garage

Looks very nice. Would love to drive a closed car T someday. Will be interested in what you find as you refresh.

Congrats!
by Dan B
Wed May 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??

Not sure what parts those pieces are from, but you win the all-time award for least panicked.
by Dan B
Wed May 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Royal Accessory Brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: NOS Royal Accessory Brakes

Neat to see a set like this. Wouldn’t it be great to reproduce them?
by Dan B
Wed May 06, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Floor sealer help

Here is a post from a couple years ago that I started on the topic of floorboard paint.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1526399602

I ended up using oil based Rustoleum semi-gloss black thinned with acetone. I was really happy with the results and it has been very durable.
by Dan B
Mon May 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thanks. I also have a box of bearings that are in OK shape, but none that I would consider using for a fresh rebuild. To be clear, I’m looking for a set of known good bearings that someone set aside for a project or saved because they they are in great condition and meet all the criteria stated above.
by Dan B
Sun May 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thanks for the offer, Joe. Looks like I’m about 7 hours away. We live in big states. I would still be interested if you’re able to find some good ones in your collection and willing to ship. Larry, I found this post from 2009 stating as much but wondered if the information was still correct. http://...
by Dan B
Sun May 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

That was the only spare driveshaft I had. Fortunately, I’m rebuilding a ‘26-‘27 large drum Ruckstell.
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 718

WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

I am looking for a pair of original rear axle outer Hyatt roller bearings in good condition. Bearings should be within normal tolerances, tight and free of pitting. I am willing to pay up for low wear, or NOS bearings. I am also looking for a left and right pair of original FORD bearing sleeves. Ple...
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

We split the ring with a hacksaw. The plan is to use a spare ball cap and bolts to hold the two pieces true, tack weld them and then finish welding them down the shaft where there is more room and less chance of damaging the ball cap area.
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Erik - Sorry to hear of your troubles but I guess I’m in good company with this kind of mistake.

Great idea on cutting and rewelding the ring. I think I’m going to give that a shot before moving on.
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Good thought but tried multiple times to re-rivet old housing using an old driveshaft as the bucking bar. The problem was getting the rivet heads up against the radius of the inside of the tube tight enough. Tried multiple different head types. We thought we got around that problem, but then there w...
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Here I am, with a nice shiny, painted driveshaft and all the parts needed in order to fully rebuild it. I picked it up off the parts pile after accidentally shearing the rivets in the original housing trying to get out the Babbitt bushing. Anyone notice what it’s missing? Hint: It’s on my old drives...
by Dan B
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FP Pinion Bearing Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 333

FP Pinion Bearing Questions

I am in the process of rebuilding my large drum Ruckstell axle. I will be reassembling the driveshaft soon with the Fun Projects modern pinion bearing assembly. After reviewing the instructions, I have a couple of questions: 1. The instructions state to dip the roller cone bearing in rear end grease...
by Dan B
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 3474

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Always interested in learning something new.
by Dan B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Re: Damage Theory

Wouldn’t you love to know??

I think it would take some quick and sharp force to tear the metal like that. None of the other metal around it seems to be deformed including that bead right next to it.
by Dan B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: Front floor board

The best way is to buy them from Jon Anderson. They are exact to the factory specs and fit perfect.
by Dan B
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question to those who use wood bands
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: A question to those who use wood bands

This topic has been discussed many, many times on the forum. If you google search “wood bands mtfca” you will find many of those posts. Here’s one for example: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/566463.html?1440961087 Everyone will take away something different from reading those posts. In ...
by Dan B
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Re: Things that make me less homesick

I really enjoy seeing T’s “in the wild”. Can’t remember the last time I saw a post on the forum relating to Japan.

Safe travels and hope the remaining time flies by!
by Dan B
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 8247

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Seems like it’s Ruckstell rebuild month!
by Dan B
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

Hello All, I am in the process of rebuilding my Ruckstell axle. The last time I had it apart was 20 years ago when I was 15 years old. Now I’ve got a little more experience (and a little more $$) to do things better this around. Here are photos of my ring (40 tooth) and pinion gear (11 tooth). I do ...
by Dan B
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2804

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Ok I’ll ask what everyone wants to know.

What kind of band linings are going back in your fixed up transmission?
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: 754

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: 877

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: 1053

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: 619

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: 337

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: 619

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: 337

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: 1220

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: 3529

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: 5662

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: 2247

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: 1622

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: 1731

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: 2954

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: 964

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: 816

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: 816

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: 1664

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: 3409

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: 3409

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: 3073

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: 3073

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: 3030

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: 1713

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: 729

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: 1558

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: 1807

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: 1807

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: 2579

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: 1317

“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: 1923

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: 1819

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: 1819

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: 3866

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: 2083

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: 1352

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: 2658

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: 7074

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: 2345

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: 1352

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: 5071

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: 2843

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: 2279

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: 2843

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: 2843

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: 11188

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: 11188

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: 11188

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

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