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by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

I've not heard of soybean based paint, but am not surprised! I hope the wiring is old enough to be petroleum based insulation, not the soybean based as it is now! I spent almost 14 hours repairing rodent chewed wiring at the rear of a 2015 Subaru Forrester. It had the right rear ABS sensor wiring cu...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu May 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to the touring! I hope it is a dry and comfortable day to celebrate! :)
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed May 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

Since I seem to have started it, I will have to take the "Pun"ishment!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon May 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 816

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

A treemendous system, I wooden remove it! Don't think you're barking up the wrong tree leaving it there! :lol:
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent

Detergent oil when mixed with water and whipped, will form a whiteish foam, like you see inside your oil fill cap. Non-detergent will usually not form the foam like that.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32 X 16 Taps for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 822

Re: 13/32 X 16 Taps for sale

I received my tap today, and it looks great! Thanks for the quick service, and for having them made! Bill
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When you get down.
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

Re: When you get down.

Garland, Triumph cars or bikes? I have two model T's and two sixties triumph sports cars! Like them all! Most of us are harmless! If you own either type, you must have tools! And patience!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old campers
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Old campers

For those who like looking at or even buying old campers, visit tincantourists.com for an interesting web site. The "T" camper is listed there as well, $33,000 is listed price.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 119
Views: 8098

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, is this the fresh engine you just had the crank changed in? To me, it sounds like the cam gear is a tooth off or two.
If I can, I will offer three rolls of charmin ultra strong, half a bottle of hand sanitizer, and $25 cash!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- KABOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: Period Picture- KABOOM!

I wonder what was beside it and blew up, doing all the damage? Steam boiler? Doesn't look burned, just blown up!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spring and little sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Spring and little sportscars

I have two Triumphs, a 63 Tr3B, and a 67 Tr4A. I did a bare steel body off frame restoration on the 4A, 28 years ago. Only five bolts left in the body, and only the rear springs on the frame. I spent 18 months of evenings and weekends on it, and as far as I know, every bolt, nut and washer is factor...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8868

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Looking good! One question, is the exhaust valve on number three cylinder sticking open? In several of the photos there appears to be a large gap in the lifter to valve, and another photo or two the valve looks to be stuck open? May be just my eyes and the photo angle but thought I would ask!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 9117

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Looks great, Dallas! Just remember to get the TT out once in a while so it doesn't get jealous! Like a wife, they get cranky!!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"

Bicycle and or home lighting type lamps.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

Would the old fashion fiber type grease have done that to a bearing after a number of years use?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 4051

Re: Join or Renew

Last fall, while visiting the museum, I took advantage of the special life time membership offer, if you are 65 or over, it was $400.00! Now all I have to do is live another ten years to get my money's worth! Hope it's not a problem!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 519
Views: 36218

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don, I am in awe of your knowledge of T's and your woodworking skills! I have followed several of your builds! While I have been a mechanic for over 45 years, I have no wood working skills! If possible, in all your "spare" time, could you include some photos of your woodworking shop and tooling? I s...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 right front fender wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: 1917-23 right front fender wanted

On eBay. Hard to tell about the ridge, but it kind of looks like it in one photo. I can't enlarge the photo clearly enough on my iPad to tell. Take it apart, keep what you need and sell the rest, rent a storage unit for a while?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 right front fender wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: 1917-23 right front fender wanted

22 touring , rough but decent looking fenders, whole car on eBay 1350.00 Minnesota. Enough there to sell parts to help pay for it? Not mine and no interest. A 12'x6' single axle trailer will haul it.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1949 Frigidaire
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: 1949 Frigidaire

Watch eBay for one close to you. There are two on there now, one working in Nevada, and one not, in California. Both probably a bit far to go get, although if you could get it on a pallet, Fastenal will ship pretty cheap!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4781

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

Scott, glad to see you are finding time to play a bit! I never did find time for the depot hack or the coupe this year! I went back to work full time which sure cuts into the play time! I had the place logged this fall, and have been cutting and cleaning up a big ash top in the front yard. Then had ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

Contact eBay. You have rights thru them, and they can enforce them, including getting you your money back! Call them!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: Top shrunk

As the others have suggested, wait for a warm to hot spring day, and put the car out in the full sun. Put bungee cords from the front of the top to some good anchor point like the front fender edge, and from the top bows to like the windshield brackets or wherever you can get a mostly forward pull. ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost a friend
Replies: 28
Views: 2728

Re: Lost a friend

Tim, Very sorry for your loss! It's been a rough year for you! Maybe you will have decent weather to get the car or plane out to give you a new direction! We currently have 4 full size Collies, two brothers that are almost 14, and two brothers that just turned 3. The 14 year olds we got after my wif...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas came a bit early!
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Christmas came a bit early!

I stopped at my friends auto parts/starter,generator, alternator repair store this morning, just to say hi. He said he had something for me and pointed to two T starters, and a generator on the floor. He said a fellow brought them in and asked if they wanted them, otherwise they were going to scrap!...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 1577

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Dave, my 25 coupes rear fenders have lots of dents from underneath due to chains breaking and hitting them! This was my grandpa's car that he bought in 1942, and drove until his death in 1958. Our family then moved from Indiana to upstate New York, where the T served as a second car for years! The c...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Brake Cam Question
Replies: 23
Views: 1568

Re: 26 Brake Cam Question

I agree with Scott the design is poor. Having had a pinion bearing grenade, shuck two teeth off the pinion gear, and leave me freewheeling down a hill towards a parking lot and waterfalls in a state park, you can bet I was pulling on those parking brakes/ emergency brakes for all they were worth! Th...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 2461

Re: big freeze

Also remember other items that have water in them, like latex paint. I suddenly remembered my pressure washer was in the garage, so had to go get it. Drinking water and diet pop will freeze too.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New York titles?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: New York titles?

The back of the registration has a place to sign the vehicle over. Not notarized, just the signature of the seller and the date. It explains on the back that ny didn't issue titles for older cars. I had no problems with it here in Indiana. Not sure how you would replace a lost registration.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd horn button.
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Odd horn button.

Looks like it took a .22 bullet!?!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 3350

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

1. Basic timing. If I remember you changed timers on the trip. Would that have changed the timing? Timer roller/brush on securely, not changing timing. 2. Coils- checked at OCF, running ok now, after it starts? 3. Fuel quality. Modern summer blend is made to not vaporize as well, so it won't evapora...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Question for Trent Boggess

If you can find one for Wisconsin, in the 1890's, most states had League of American Wheelmen map books of roads and railroads for cyclists of the day. They show most small towns and crossroads that had names. Since the cars were most likely sent by rail, looking along the railroad for towns might s...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For Those Concerned
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: For Those Concerned

Thank you Hank! That is called integrity and has become a rare commodity in this day and age! It's folks like you that keep this hobby going!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey First Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Hershey First Timer

It is huge although this year,I have heard, due to some construction they will not be using one of the parking lots, so the others may be crowded a bit more. Set up day is Tuesday and you can bring bicycles in to ride around and buy from those who are ready to sell. Wednesday is the opening day, and...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: New New York License Plates

Matching set, not great condition as far as paint on eBay now, asking 125.00 Not mine and no interest!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!

Larry, quit being so picky! That's an unneeded snide remark that does no good! It's NOS to the factory that made it! The museum was thrilled to have it! I just figured more people would get to see it there than buried in the back of my garage!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

New home for old NOS radiator in the original crate!

Today I took my NOS tall radiator to the MTFCA museum as a semi permanent loan. It is in a wooden crate and appears to be an aftermarket unit. It is marked 23-27 round tube. They plan to put it in a "parts" room that is being furnished. Not sure what, if anything else they need, but if you have some...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am coming after you Steve - to OCF
Replies: 20
Views: 2004

Re: I am coming after you Steve - to OCF

Are the car ferries still running from Ludington MI to Wisconsin? Might be a way to avoid Chicago/Gary?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with front end alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Need help with front end alignment

It sounds like too much toe-in, and maybe not enough caster. Camber will make it pull steady to the side with the most positive camber. Caster is like the forks of a bicycle, and is what tries to return the wheels to center, after a turn, and too little caster can cause wander. Toe in is set so that...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Welding pan ears

To help prevent new cracking after you weld it with the mig, you need to heat normalize the area. You do this by heating the new weld and the surrounding area to a dull red with a torch, and then let it cool gradually without doing any forced cooling. This takes the brittleness out, takes the temper...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible Sample of Hauling a T
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Possible Sample of Hauling a T

Has anyone tried one of those spiderweb bungee nets? When I open trailer towed a T chassis and parts from Indiana to NY covered with a tarp, the straps and tarp tore up in a hundred miles to the point where I also had streamers following me. I stopped at a super Walmart and found one of those nets. ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 3645

Re: flat towing a T

In 1959, my dad and mom and the four of us kids moved from Indiana to Utica NY. We flat towed my grandfathers 1925 coupe behind our 1958 Plymouth Fury the whole way, about 750 miles. The universal joint was disconnected, not sure if it was removed or not. I suspect it was removed. I was seven at the...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Puller Do I Need?
Replies: 21
Views: 1659

Re: What Puller Do I Need?

The harbor freight puller has been a pitman arm puller, before being modified. It is normally used to pull the steering pitman arm off the tapered splined shaft of a modern steering box. It looks like the opening between the jaws has been widened to fit over the slot in the hub.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 10538

Re: What have you done to your T in August

[image][/image]I had time to get the 27 depot hack started for the first time since last fall. Charged the battery, cleaned the terminals, turned on the gas, fussed with remembering where the ignition switch made contact, and it started. Despite having brake lever forward since last fall, I had to j...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts paid for via PayPal
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Parts paid for via PayPal

You need to see if your credit/debit card life just changed. When using my debit only card, which is direct from my checking account, and not protected by a credit card agreement, not a credit card, at my local Walmart, the card machine quit asking me to enter my PIN number. I asked why, and the Wal...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Changing Streetlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Old Photo, Changing Streetlight Bulbs

Dick Tracy wasn't that brave! Makes me cringe just looking at it! Heights don't bother me-I'm a pilot-but I have a real fear of falling!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 3067

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

25 Coupe, used in upstate NY, then hilly Virginia, broke low and reverse, cotton bands, never has had Kevlar.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could not go for a ride today - 4014 came through
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Could not go for a ride today - 4014 came through

Beautiful machine! The thing that I am always in awe of it the way these huge machines were designed! Thinking of the design teams that labored long and hard at the drafting table to draw the plans for every single part, no matter how big or small, that all had to fit together and work together for ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps

Got the box of parts today! All as advertised! Thanks, Ed, for the fast service! I think I should have a lifetime supply now!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need a good screw
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Need a good screw

Headline on the newspaper story about the lunatic that raped a nurse, and escaped the nuthouse was "Nut screws and bolts!"
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 2010

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

Just like a surgeon, and his tools and sponges, count the rags as you put them in, and make a note of the number! I, at least, can't trust my memory as much anymore-was that five or seven rags I stuffed in there!? Then count them as you remove them, to be sure you found them all!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new 11 touring
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: A new 11 touring

In records from The Carriage Museum of America, from the 1898 American Carriage Directory, Amos E Wenger was a wagon maker in Sporting Hill, Pa. It looks like he saw the writing on the wall, and branched out into autos, thirteen years later!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps

Check is in the mail as of this morning 7/11/19! Thanks!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps

I'll get a check in the mail tomorrow! No sense paying fees to PayPal when I'm not in a rush for them! Thanks, Bill Dizer
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps

Ed, I will take them if they are still available. Please let me know how to pay you. I can do PayPal if you want or send a check. Email is bjdizer at Hughes.net so you can let me know. Thanks, Bill Dizer
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 2094

Re: Fuel lines

My concern with both copper and aluminum lines are that both will "work harden" and crack due to vibration after time. There is a newer brake line sold that is sold as nickle/copper that is the copper color, that does not harden, rust, or seem to react to anything and is very easy to form, resists k...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 6366

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Part of the lean effect is shutter design and shutter speed, but the film exposure speed is also part of it. The slow speed of the film, meant that the subject moved a bit during the exposure. The cameras were a bit bulky to pan along with the moving subject and keep it in the frame and focused. Dep...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 one ton height?
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: 1926 one ton height?

If you are going to be parking anything modern in that bay, the door really needs to be nine feet wide to clear mirrors! My late father had 8' doors and I hate to think how many mirrors I got for him. I had to be very careful getting my olds bravada in and out, and it's a smaller suv. Modern pickup ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 4097

Re: Restamping engine numbers

A friend of mine, here in Indiana has owned his T for years, and one day gets a letter from the state BMV that there was a recently issued title with the same vin as his T, and he was to stamp his T vin with one more number at the end, and they issued him a new title! He went to the local BMV, and w...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 2023

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

I looked on t-bay out of curiosity, and found several listed under "hat saver". Most were in the $20.00 range.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 21" front wheels and rims
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: WTB: 21" front wheels and rims

Did you find the wheels and rims you need? If not I have a pair of wheels in decent shape, nice black paint, with rims and a couple of "roller" tires. I think the bearing races are gone on one of them. I can send photos this weekend if you need them. I'm south west of Indianapolis about 60 miles. I ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Automobilia and antique bicycle auction
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Automobilia and antique bicycle auction

The Copake automobilia and antique bicycle auction is April 13, in Copake NY, southeast of Albany. Copakeauction.com should find them. Very high buyers premium and 8% sales tax on top of it. I have no interest in it, am not selling anything there. Catalog is online.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 10544

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

I re-registered my 27 depot hack as a regular car, not antique. I found that in Indiana you cannot do an online registration on antique plates, you have to take time and go to the BMV in person to buy the plates. You have to affirm the car is still an antique! It is only $20.00 more, and there are n...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spring Cleaning - Parts For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3754

Re: Spring Cleaning - Parts For Sale

If the speedometer is available for the wire wheels, can you let me know the price? Thanks, Bill
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Trailer Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: Trailer Question

I have a deep v single axle with torsion type axles. It sways a lot, so I had to put a sway control on the hitch. I had put cheap tires with weak sidewalls that made it a lot worse. Stiffer tires helped a lot! Mine sticks up quite a bit above my SUV that I tow it with, and when the swirling wind beh...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3543

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

.040 is less than 1/16" so that shouldn't make it that far off? Sounds like there is something else, like a bent pan?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley vaporizer adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Holley vaporizer adjustment

No, that and all silicone products react to gasoline.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?

The front hubs are noted for cracking,and having the bearing race mounting area wallowed out so the race won't stay in. The rear seal area can be worn out too. Also check the lug holes in the wheels to see about wear from being run loose on the hubs. Lug nuts are kinda pricy, as are hubcaps.
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:30 pm
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

As I understand it, they can't even if they wanted too. The old system was so outdated that there was no support for it. They kept it staggering along as far as they could but it is gone! A massive amount of work has gone into this new system, and while there were a few opening day glitches, they ha...
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 3190

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

Check to see if your ethanol free gas has methanol instead! Some places do that, which can be worse than ethanol. Briggs&Stratton used to make an ethanol tester that was sold at small engine shops, to test your gas. Worth it!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special racer in France, another hill climb
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

Re: Ford Special racer in France, another hill climb

Rob, in the wreck photo, there appears to be some form of shock absorbers clamped to the center of each axle tube, with a bar or rod going not to the frame but to the rear spring? I don't see them in any other photos that have been posted here. I am viewing this on an iPad so I can't enlarge them mu...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little OT on a little T
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: A little OT on a little T

Isn't that the same company that made the famous "Snapper" riding lawn mowers?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood stove
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Wood stove

From Capt Billy's Whizbang, 1924, What famous person do you think of when you put coal on the stove?? Philip the great!! (Fill up the grate), groan!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Re: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????

Snap On, and I would guess others, sell drill bits that will drill out broken drill bits and taps! They should handle your problem.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 2464

Re: T Roadster pickup

The Dodge Dakota Sport was a convertible pick up made in limited numbers. Made in the mid 1990's.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone recognize this Depot Hack Body?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Anyone recognize this Depot Hack Body?

There appears to be a Lawson antique auto woodwork person still in business in NC, who is the son of the original builder. This person was still doing some work last year. On two different British car forums, there were notes of disappointed persons who had ordered and paid for wood frame parts, and...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5984

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

It is amazing to think of the things that people have accomplished in the past, with equipment that to us, seems so primative that it is dangerous to stand near, let alone drive! To them, it was state of the art equipment, the best available to do the job at hand, a wonderful opportunity to set new ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5984

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Presuming the slides area have some type of shield/deflector, when the pistons go below the port on the intake stroke, the air it pulls back in will be somewhat exhaust rich, not "fresh" air completely. This would make the system also a primitive Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, similar to th...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your T
Replies: 27
Views: 3010

Re: Show your T

Test! 1927 depot hack
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 4130

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

I'm sure I show up as a "lurker" or guest, but I recently renewed my membership. For whatever reason, even though I check the remember me box, I have to sign in to make every comment, even though I never left the site. I have an iPad air2.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5984

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

If closing those slides would pressurize the crankcase, what would that pressure be used for? Could it pressurize a fuel tank to force gas to the engine? In the piston pin/wrist pin, is there any way for air/oil to escape between the two top and the bottom ring, and out those ports? From the size of...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heater for model t
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: Heater for model t

My 1925 Coupe has an Arvin exhaust heater in it. It has a cast iron section with fins, covered with a tin box, and at the bottom rear, a scoop that is adjustable to catch the air going by, and at the top front, a rectangular opening that fits to a grate in the floor boards. The heater fits in the ex...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: generator cut outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: generator cut outs

If you check at your local auto parts store for a ford 2N or 9N diode replacement for the cut out, other than possible mounting differences that really don't matter, it will work fine. Now those tractors may or were positive ground rather than the model t negative ground. All you do is check that th...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT WTB Soon.
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: OT WTB Soon.

Dallas, it got to forty here down state, can send a couple of buckets. Or can wait till Sunday when in fifties.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 51
Views: 5762

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

On the Falcon, the factory tranny was a C-3, and the C-4 doesn't fit without a few clearance modifications. Great looking cars! I helped a friend stuff a 96 Mustang 5.0 HO and 5 speed in a 64 falcon. Used all the factory computer wiring, high flow motorcraft converters and even a dealer add on A/C u...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radial Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

Re: Radial Tires

In the past, when we put radial tires on older cars, especially Chrysler products, the camber stayed the same, but we added a good bit more caster, to stop wandering, and give more "feel" to the steering. It really helps! You need to keep caster even on both sides, or you will get a "pull" to the si...
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 2378

Re: I have this fan...................

If you can support the back of the screw area, take a large flat punch, and a big hammer, and hit each screw hard a time or two. You will have to repair the slot for the screw driver, but have seen this work many times. It also works on starter and generator field case screws. Those you hit really h...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum speed????
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: Forum speed????

Is there satellite service in the area? We live in a rural area, and use Hughesnet. Not perfect by any means, but usable except during heavy rain or snow. The new plan is supposed to be faster than ours. We buy the equipment not rent, much cheaper long term.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum speed????
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: Forum speed????

Is there satellite service in the area? We live in a rural area, and use Hughesnet. Not perfect by any means, but usable except during heavy rain or snow. The new plan is supposed to be faster than ours. We buy the equipment not rent, much cheaper long term.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lucky Find on T-bay: A Nice 1925 Rand McNally Missouri Road Map
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Lucky Find on T-bay: A Nice 1925 Rand McNally Missouri Road Map

Before automobiles there were decent road maps for many states put out by the League of American Wheelmen, aka the L.A.W! The LAW started the good roads movement, and fought in court for the right to ride bikes on public roads. The roads were marked as unimproved or dirt, improved or gravel, or pave...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!

Involve them in the planning so you find out what they like. Costumes seem popular, Tea parties, Ice Cream socials, shopping, Antique shops, food in general. Comfort in the car ( a relative term) can make a big difference, seat cushions in good shape, not too much wind etc. Rest and bathroom stops a...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We're About to Get Hammered
Replies: 31
Views: 3598

Re: We're About to Get Hammered

West central Indiana is supposed to get 6-10" of all snow starting tonight about midnight lasting until Sunday morning. My garden tractor with cab and 48" snowblower is ready. Also 4 wheel drive small farm tractor with front end loader and grader blade if needed.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 3603

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

Is there a reason to reverse the direction of rotation? Otherwise grinding a cam so that the valve in the exhaust port opens as the piston is going down to suck gas and air in, then the valves close for compression stroke, and the power stroke, then the valve in the old intake port opens on the exha...
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 Model T Snowmobile Meet - Information
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: 2019 Model T Snowmobile Meet - Information

I grew up just north of Utica, NY, and was/am considering driving from Indiana to visit friends and go to the meet. I talked to a friend today and he said there is almost no snow in the area! It has been warm and rainy! Are there plans for this problem? Thanks, and am thinking snow! We may get 3-6" ...