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by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Could it be a locating hole for locating it in the die of the press that formed it?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Dan, I once heard a description "he's so dumb, he don't know if his ear holes are punched or bored" !
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1917

Re: A period looking shop.

Looks great, Dallas! Should'a bet the Amish about building it when you were racing them! When's the 24 coupe get to be worked on? I need to take a day and get up to see you when this virus crap settles down! Might try to get a friend to fly me up in his plane, a Cessna Cardinal that cruises about 130!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Electrical Issue

Timing gear? With the timer off, check that the end of the camshaft is turning when you crank it.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2281

Re: What have you done to your T this November

Not on my T's but on a 24 roadster that a fellow is trying to get going for a friend. He had no idea how the ignition worked, so I went over and checked it out. The coils worked well when grounded individually, so showed him how to remove the timer, and explained what it did. It has a new day timer ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First snow driving of the year...
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: First snow driving of the year...

Tire chains make all the difference! My 25 coupe that my grandfather drove in south central Indiana has a large number of dents in the rear fenders, from the inside where chain links broke and slapped them! Just keep them in good repair! He used them in the mud of spring mud season as well! I have s...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

Re: Mountain pan.

Terry, I don't think Stans comment was aimed at you, but at the author of "it's stupid thing to do" who does seem to think he knows it all. Relax and enjoy!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

There is a urethane windshield sealer/bedding compound available in a standard caulking tube. It is made to install modern windshields in their frames. It is a very strong adhesive when dry. It forms a rubber like seal, but is not slick like silicone sealer. I buy it at my local NAPA, so most auto p...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1417

Re: Mini rant, T related

I have been looking at airplane parts, and Univair states that they will no longer ship anything through USPS, due to lost and delayed items. They ship ups and fedex only.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little tire history
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: A little tire history

If you are serious about tire development, you need to start with bicycle tires, where pneumatic tires were made popular in late 1880's, and had taken completely over by about 1892. Automotive tires were developed from them. Bicycles also started the good roads movement 20-25 years before autos beca...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1628

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I have my grandfathers 1925 coupe. He bought it in January 1942, just after the war started, to replace a 1920. He had looked at this coupe earlier in Scottsburg, IN., and had decided it was too much money. After the war started, he decided to buy it, and did but the price had gone up because the au...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

In dual plug aircraft engines from the thirties and forties, the two mags are timed a couple of degrees apart, so that the flame propagation doesn't start at the same time from two sources, and meet in the middle, which can cause spark knock detonation or pinging as it is sometimes called. Keeping t...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrench auction with many Model T wrenches
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Wrench auction with many Model T wrenches

Not any of my interest but go to wrenchingnews.com to see an upcoming auction with lots of T wrenches and others of all descriptions!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

Dome out, then you use a punch just slightly smaller and a hammer and tap the center flat. This expands the plug to seal it in place. Some put them in dry, some use a sealer like ultra black Permatex in a thin film on the edge. Some use a buffalo head nickle that they form a cup in, and then set lik...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4000

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

The end of the muffler has the mount made on it that bolts to the frame, so that is where the outlet has to go.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system
Replies: 29
Views: 1264

Re: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system

The purpose of the resistor is to prevent points from burning too quickly due to excess current draw. The coil should not burn up due to voltage, if it is well made. Coils have been mounted directly on the engine for years, and withstand heat and vibration. It was very rare to have a coil burn up on...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1393

Re: Flying Model T

My grand fathers 25 coupe that INow have was used by my dad to get to work many times. It has both a Cummins diesel plant sticker where he was an engineer in the fifties in Columbus, IN. Also has parking stickers from the college in upstate NY, where he was a professor and later, Dean of, before he ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful cranking update
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Be careful cranking update

Very glad the surgery went well! I hope your recovery is quick and as pain free as possible! Don't over do it, just follow the therapy instructions and it will get better before you know it!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Nash transmission drive. Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Nash transmission drive

Would that be speedometer or tachometer? Interesting set up! I would guess it runs on the rear drum?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1064

Re: For All Eternity

Post WW2, it's will it go down the assembly line, and will it make it out of warranty! After that you are on your own! Try an oil pan on a late 90's s-10 blazer, bravada, jimmy 4x4! Front axles, right side axle extension, front differential, oil cooler lines, flywheel cover, starter etal! Or Pontiac...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1814

Re: update Be careful cranking

One thing about sleeping in the recliner in the sling that really bothered me was that the bottom part of the very expensive sling was too short, and didn't support my wrist. My hand stuck out and hung down, and my wrist became very sore because of it. I ended up getting a smooth piece of wood that ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1814

Re: update Be careful cranking

Mark, I hope you continue to heal, and the surgery helps you fully recover! Being in that kind of pain this long is very stressful, and adding in this virus stuff doubles it! I badly tore my rotator cuff about five years ago, when I was 62, but with the help of a skilled surgeon and a dedicated ther...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3669

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

Dave, If you are contacted by Gig'm&Frigg'm shyster law, about a warranty claim on the belt, you might remind them that the vehicle in question has been seen drag racing Amish buggies which would naturally void any possible warranty! Abuse is not a warrantied item! Who knows how fast he revved that ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3669

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

Dallas, I think you might want to explore the possibility of the warranty on that belt! Looks like poor quality materials or installation problems! Might have to call Gig'm & Frigg'm shyster law firm to see if you have a claim!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

Right now, most Indiana schools are open, and the mask rule is in effect for indoors, or in a close contact group outside. Restaurants are open with indoor seating, although social distancing is mostly in force. I think public gatherings of up to 250 is allowed.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 2350

Re: Hot No Start

A hot engine has the compression up just a bit, and the starter draws more to crank it. In the old days of points, many ran a coil with a separate ballast resistor, and then ran a hot wire from the start side of the starter solenoid to the coil positive side, so that it got full voltage for starting...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Walter, a couple of years ago I bought from Summit through eBay and the free shipping was automatic. Not sure if it still is but worth checking.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

Ethyl was actually a brand name that became so commonly used that it was used universally to describe higher octane fuel, regardless of brand. The lead was both an anti-knock agent and a valve lubricant combined, and was removed for environmental reasons beginning in the mid seventies, being replace...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

Octane is the rating of the fuels ability to resist spark knock, the higher the rating, the more resistant it is to knock or"pinging". The higher the compression is, the higher the chance of spark knock, turbo charging or supercharging also increases the knock chances. Some aircraft and even pt boat...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 2350

Re: Hot No Start

Is there a ballast resistor built in the coil, or installed in the coil power wiring? If not, you may need one to prevent the coil from overheating. It will also cause excessive points burning. This is true for both 6& 12 volts. At the same time, with the engine hot, the starter may be drawing enoug...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 3734

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Leo, I have the mate to your 10"X 24 South Bend lathe. It is called a tool room lathe according to South Bend when I called for parts. Mine has a tag rivited on the front saying it " meets the standards of the war production act"! My stand is the same as yours and is very solid! Lots of parts on US ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running

The unleaded gas with 10% alcohol does not burn plugs as light brown as you were used to in the days of lead. Black is more common, looking like they are running richer than they actually are. Plugs also short out more easily with the black coating on the porcelain. Switching the dead plug to a hot ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2157

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Is that a J-type Laycock overdrive? If so, it has its own oil pump to engage the od, and it takes more rpm on the input to run the pressure up to work than the average model T uses. The oil is shared with the transmission on most uses, and is cooled some as well. My triumph sports cars run that type...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 3037

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

My other interests include two Triumph sports cars from the sixties, 1946 Ercoupe airplane, 30 or so antique bicycles from the 1880's-1890's including 5 high wheel bikes, a1924 John Buyce Adirondack guide boat, with a square stern for early outboards, of which I have five of, including a rudder twin...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Broken head bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Re: Broken head bolt

Find your local Snap-On tool vender. They sell drill bits strong enough to drill an easy out or a broken tap! No idea of cost, but if that's what it takes!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!

I understand completely! Other than a broken arm in a truck wreck, I had and have been in good health, and being hurt suddenly and without warning is scary and of course very painful! Being self employed at the time, made it stressful despite having the worker comp insurance to help. When I hurt min...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!

Mark, I am very sorry to hear of your injury! I hope the rotator cuff is not badly torn, and you don't need surgery, or no more than minor! Five years ago February, I fell at my work, and badly tore my right cuff. The surgeon said it was almost torn in two, but he was able to fix it! I was in a slin...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 2774

Re: What should salvage value be?

It used to be 20% of the value of the car, for modern cars. Just ask what the buyback price is from the insurance company.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 1937

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

And may I add a very Happy Birthday as well! I hope you have a great day, and accomplish everything you wish to!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: VR or cutout

Using a cut out, the cut out is simply an electromagnet that, when the generator starts putting out electricity, pulls a contact down and connects the generator to the battery and the rest of the electrical system in the car. The only way to regulate or control the output of the generator, measured ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Seized Head Bolt

It is called an induction heater, and they do work well. The heat is concentrated on the bolt, BUT, when you have that bolt red hot, it will still heat the area near it. Not like a torch would but you may need some form of heat shielding directly above it. Auto parts stores can order the tool but th...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Seized Head Bolt

It won't help now in getting the bolt out, but when you go back together, get some good anti-seize and coat the shanks of the bolts, and maybe a bit on the threads of the bolts. It will sure help in the future!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: Is this for a tractor?

Stan, as another sidebar to the Ferguson story, Triumph Standard of England used a Ferguson tractor engine as the starting point for the Triumph Tr2, 3,3A,3B,4,and 4A model sports cars engines, up through 1967, when emissions killed them in the US. They are still the wet sleeve engines, and are note...
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: 18
Views: 2222

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: 851

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: 1938

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: 1938

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: 1723

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: 1594

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: 2078

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: 558

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: 124
Views: 13392

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: 2342

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: 1675

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: 176
Views: 17225

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: 12041

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: 1026

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: 2401

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: 5889

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: 621
Views: 69722

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: 1409

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: 1409

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: 1393

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: 6824

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: 3545

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: 2604

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: 4115

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...
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Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas came a bit early!
Replies: 1
Views: 663

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!...
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Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 2529

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...
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Brake Cam Question
Replies: 23
Views: 2632

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...
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 3886

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.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New York titles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

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.
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd horn button.
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Odd horn button.

Looks like it took a .22 bullet!?!
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 5019

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...
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Trent Boggess
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

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...
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Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For Those Concerned
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

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!
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey First Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 804

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...
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 2608

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!
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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: 1536

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!
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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: 1536

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...
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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: 2823

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?
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Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with front end alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

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...
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

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...
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible Sample of Hauling a T
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

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. ...
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

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...
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Puller Do I Need?
Replies: 21
Views: 2743

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.
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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: 13695

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...
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts paid for via PayPal
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

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...
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Changing Streetlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

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!
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 5041

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.
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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: 2399

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 ...
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

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!
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need a good screw
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

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!"
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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: 3052

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!
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new 11 touring
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

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!
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps

Check is in the mail as of this morning 7/11/19! Thanks!
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

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
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28 TIMER Rollers & 2 Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

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
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

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...