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by Vrayfoster
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Low Head

An update on head repairs: I priced a 3/4" NPT tap at $20, so tapping and installing bushings using Franks repair method will be inexpensive. Once again, thank you Frank for your response. I also checked on having the cracked head stitch repaired by a gentleman in MASS. The crack is a stress crack p...
by Vrayfoster
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Low Head

That's a perfect fix for my head. One set of threads are gone. Another, the spark plug goes all the way in by fingers, so 2 are in need of repairing. I had thought of doing something similar, but wasn't convinced it would work. Obviously it's a good repair. Thank you for taking the time to post your...
by Vrayfoster
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Low Head

Thanks for the responses. I erroneously assumed the cast date was month year and that confused the heck out of me. The helicoil idea is one I have thought of but the kit is several hundred bucks. However, I will keep that in mind now knowing I have a usable head that only needs surfacing. Lang's Mod...
by Vrayfoster
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Low Head

Now that's an interesting thought.
by Vrayfoster
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutators
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Commutators

What I discovered about roller timers is a bit of metal wear particles will get under the timer ring and occasionally would short out the lowest post. The problem wasn't continuous as the timer lower post would clear the short then short again creating occasional misfires. On day cranking my engine ...
by Vrayfoster
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Low Head

I have a '15 car with a low head, Unfortunately it is cracked. Now I have 3 spare heads. One, a high head, one a low head with a spark plug hole that needs repairing. Now, here is the confusing part. The last head is good, magnafluxed with no cracks but needs surfacing. It is clearly dated 7-27, yet...
by Vrayfoster
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Hole spacing for coil box insulators

I just built a firewall for my 1915 Touting car. What I laid out was evenly spaced holes for the coil box insulators to go through. i laid the coil box on my marked up firewall, centering it. 2 holes lined up, the rest were off. I ended up measuring each coil box brass bolt spacing and remarked the ...
by Vrayfoster
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

An 8 sided dash tag is 1915. 1914 dash tag was sort of "square" shaped. Later tags went on the license plates. The '15 tag shape was the easiest to make as it had straight sides. If you have a tool shop around, they can laser etch a dash tag but you need a good vector file. I had a poor quality vect...
by Vrayfoster
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 892

1915 CA Dash Tags

In 1914 & 1915 CA issued a tag that attached to the dash as a car registration with the cars license plate number. In 1916 through 1919 the tag attached to the license plates. Each year the tags were a different shape. I bought a set of original 1915 license plates and printed on metal facsimiles, t...
by Vrayfoster
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KEVLAR BANDS??
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: KEVLAR BANDS??

After 20 years of use, my Kevlar bands are a light brown color.
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: 1915 Firewall

I have a piece of Russian Birch Plywood (AKA Baltic Birch), 3/4 nominal thickness and 24"x30". It is actually 0.703" thick and it is consistent at several locations. The max thickness per Ford drawings was 0.697" as I discovered so mine is close as is. I doubt that I will sand it thinner as I would ...
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G fuel leak
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Holley G fuel leak

Gosh, I guess I'm lucky. Both Holley G bowls fit and don't leak. However they are both steel and I have never seen a brass bowl that is usable so I brass plated one of them for my '15 car whenever the engine gets out of the closed machine shop
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

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

Good eye spotting the wrong fonts. I took a best guess at the fonts when I made the center plate. It took several printings on paper to get the background yellow correct. I found a 15 plate and saw the font differences and corrected them before printing them on steel. The fonts on the lower plate ar...
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Mag post short.

I switched to Kevlar bands and ever since then, no strings shorting out my mag post.
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: 1915 Firewall

I talked at length with John Regan as he has a lot of good information to share! It turns out that the 15 firewall is a difficult item to correctly make. I certainly don't have the specialized tooling to cut in the correct radius to fit the metal former. Then I discovered that the holes I thought we...
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

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

Dash Tag.odg Dash Tag.odg Here is the plate for my car I made about a year ago. The top is the original, the middle is printed on paper then glued on steel testing to see if it would look correct. The 5 wasn't quite correct. The last one is ink on steel. These are not street legal, but they do look...
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: replacing touring top

I just replaced the top on my 15 touring car. The information in the Model T Ford Owner is for a 1923 and later top. I determined the length of the wood bows using that drawing, but set the rear bow to align with the rear seat tack strip. From the Ford Owner book I determined the bow lengths. I'm no...
by Vrayfoster
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

1915 Firewall

I have a 1915 Touring car and the firewall is cracked. I removed it and bought some Baltic Birch plywood to make a new one since I pulled my engine after 20 years of running and not surprising, It needs new bearings. I have three 1915 firewalls so it would seem easy to make a new one. Unfortunately ...
by Vrayfoster
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Holley G floats
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Making Holley G floats

i have been using the black ring as per the previous post for years and not had a bit of trouble with my Holley G. I was unaware of the screws loosening and haven't had that problem yet. However, that makes me think to buy new brass screws from the bolt depot and replace the original screws.
by Vrayfoster
Mon May 25, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

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

Rocky Mountain brakes work great going forwards if they are dry. Backing up or wet, well go slow. I never park with the back downhill as it will occasionally creep. Also, a rear axle leak and the RM brakes will not work. After 10 or so years a band broke. Per RM brakes, it wasn't set up correctly. A...
by Vrayfoster
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB Brass Armature Base for coils
Replies: 3
Views: 910

WTB Brass Armature Base for coils

WTB, a few of these brass armature bases. Not the brass plated steel ones please. Mine are all broken at the bend. If you have some to sell please let me know
Armature Base III.jpg
by Vrayfoster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: June 1-6 Golden Gate Tour is a GO!!! and there are a couple of "late-comer" spots still available.
Replies: 44
Views: 5492

Re: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

We went on this tour last year and it was a heck of a lot of fun. Steve did a great job of planning it and it looks like this years tour will be even better. If you can, go. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in a Model T! It doesn't get any better than that.
by Vrayfoster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Oil Pan Straightening Service

I've traded emails with Erik but he is 6 hours away, Katzorke is even further. Erik thought there was someone in S. CA who could do the straightening ergo the posting. However, I do thank those who took the time to respond as it is greatly appreciated. After 25 years of running my T a lot, I'm havin...
by Vrayfoster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Oil Pan Straightening Service

Does anyone know who/where near central CA someone to straighten an oil pan?
by Vrayfoster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Oil Pan Straightening Service

Does anyone know who/where near central CA someone to straighten an oil pan?
by Vrayfoster
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: License Plates

from a New Jersey web site: "Year of Manufacture (YOM) plates are permitted on the front only if, and only if the rear tag is the NJ Historic plate. You can apply for Historic (called QQ) vanity plates or just accept the random number versions. If you choose to use the Historic plates, NJ restricts ...
by Vrayfoster
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

License Plates

Licensing a car in CA with Year Of Manufacture plates required a trip to the DMV with a set of origina l license plates. The state requires original front and rear plate in good condition. Once the license was issued this became a legal set of plates for on road use. In 1915, the plates were porcela...
by Vrayfoster
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: 1915 Parts

Colin:
I like that!
by Vrayfoster
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

Re: 1915 Parts

I do have the wrong rubes horn by the responses received. Thanks to all who responded, I appreciate the time you took to assist me. Now as to my steering column could have been changed, I have a picture, circa 1941, of my car in a field with gas headlights and 14 rear fenders on a late June 15 car, ...
by Vrayfoster
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2753

1915 Parts

Three questions: I have a mid June 15 touring car with magneto headlights. The steering column was never made to hold wires or a button for a magneto horn but it has the wooden block under the upholstery to mount a bulb horn. 1. Is a single twist Rubes horn correct for my ca? 2. I have a single twis...
by Vrayfoster
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

A few posts up and this was stated: "which is not set up for original model T socket but vendor replacement sockets which have the wrong filament orientation resulting in the bulb being vertical instead of horizontal in the OEM socket. " What is totally confusing is I have a 15 car but two different...
by Vrayfoster
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

I finally had a chance to run my car at night. There is a definite U shaped pattern on the road, but the 15 car, designed with single beam magneto lights hit the road about 6 feet in front of the car. It's perpetual low beams! It cast quite a bit of light down the road, but not so much as to blind o...
by Vrayfoster
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

A pix of the previous LED I was using that gave the most down the road light of any I tested, about 5,000 LUX at 3 feet. They were rated at about 1800 Lumens but widely scattered the light using a Model T incandescent reflector. They quit making this LED configuration and it too has a color temperat...
by Vrayfoster
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

I use clear plexiglass lenses in a 15 car and the pattern is from a clear lens. My car used magneto headlights and unless running full speed the lights are usually somewhere between no light to useless at night! Therefore, I have no idea what the light pattern would look like with regular bulbs. I h...
by Vrayfoster
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wide Track Model T ?
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Wide Track Model T ?

I was overhauling the engine of my 1915 Touring car and when the car was back together I sent friends a pix stating done. One of the guys came back and asked me if my car was a wide track to which I answered no, absolutely not. Obviously I didn't have a clue! Today, out of curiosity, I looked up wid...
by Vrayfoster
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

I installed the replacement LED bulb and at 3" this is the light pattern from one headlight.
by Vrayfoster
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

Today, Monday, I received a shipping notice from LEDlight.com that the replacement LED headlight bulb was already in the USPost. That's incredibly great service! The picture shown by LED lights is exactly what I received.
by Vrayfoster
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

Today, Monday, I received a shipping notice from LEDlight.com that the replacement LED headlight buld was already in the USPost. That's incredibly great service!
by Vrayfoster
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

Ops, my LED headlight failed. I sent an email to LEDlight.com today, a Sunday, and already they have responded stating they were sending another one.
by Vrayfoster
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

For some reason I can't get the picture of the LED to insert. The problem with LED bulbs is as stated in the previous post and that was the same issue I ran into no matter what LED bulb I tried. I needed LED reflectors which no one makes to fit a Model T. I found LEDs similar in design to these, but...
by Vrayfoster
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

I used diode 11N1192A rated at 100V 40A. I've been told a better diode would be a 1N1195 300V 18A. The magneto output voltage on an o-scope was about 90VAC tested many years later. Thus my diode is marginal but it has worked for many years. Off the magneto post I ran a wire to the diode. (it has to ...
by Vrayfoster
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: LED Headlights

Thanks for catching and correcting the web site name in my post.
The LED bulbs are rated from 5 to 30 volts. So no need to change over to a 12V m/c battery. I did this when all I could find were 12V LEDs for headlight, stop and tail lights.
by Vrayfoster
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

LED Headlights

My 15 car used magneto headlights. I converted them to 12VDC powered LEDs by putting a small M/C battery under the seat and wiring it to the light switch using a half wave rectifier off the magneto to keep my battery charged. I have tried many LEDs headlights with marginal success. The LEDs from LED...
by Vrayfoster
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 6 day Golden Gate Tour is worth repeating
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

Re: The 6 day Golden Gate Tour is worth repeating

The tour was a heck of a lot of fun. Up and down hills with lots of turns on back roads. Let's rename it "The Mountain Goat Tour". Within about 30 minutes town traffic was cleared each day and off we went. Even traveling over the Golden Gate Bridge (I was very apprehensive about my T on the bridge i...
by Vrayfoster
Tue May 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 15/16 Roadster for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 931

15/16 Roadster for sale

This is a bare body on frame plus a collection of parts. Known missing parts are radiator, splash aprons, fenders, top irons, top, exhaust pipe and muffler, coil box lid, and I'm sure other things. Upholstery is also needed. It has parts for a 15 and 16, so I don't know which year it really is. It w...
by Vrayfoster
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Strobo Spark
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Strobo Spark

SOLD....
by Vrayfoster
Fri May 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Strobo Spark
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Strobo Spark

Strobo Spark for sale $280 shipped UPS ground to the 48 contiguous states. Insurance extra.
by Vrayfoster
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: GOLDEN GATE TOUR is only 4 weeks away !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: GOLDEN GATE TOUR is only 4 weeks away !!!

I just signed up. Premium parking on the pier! That's amazing. Looking forward to a good time.....