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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: 440

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
Replies: 2
Views: 238

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: 794

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: 1288

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: 1288

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: 2963

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: 2963

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: 798

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: 1689

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: 609

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: 985

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: 985

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: 1689

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: 39
Views: 2776

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: 923

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: 1626

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: 2444

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: 966

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: 932

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: 932

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: 2128

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: 1466

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: 1248

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: 1314

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: 1314

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: 1602

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: 1839

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: 700

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 1316

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: 1237

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: 1658

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: 484

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: 11699

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: 1956

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: 1377

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: 157
Views: 13793

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: 10911

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: 843

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: 1904

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: 5169

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: 614
Views: 59675

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: 1102

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: 1102

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: 1228

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: 6042

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: 2919

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: 2102

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: 3525

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: 600

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: 2079

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: 2086

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: 3279

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: 898

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: 623

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: 4299

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: 1659

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: 930

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: 681

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: 2170

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: 1373

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: 1373

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: 2425

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: 1075

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: 1429

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: 1641

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: 4661

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: 2236

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: 12502

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: 1589

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: 1382

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: 4216

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: 1961

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: 1058

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: 1152

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: 2576

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: 1413

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 2734

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...
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 7659

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...
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 one ton height?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

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 ...
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 5072

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...
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 2565

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.
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 21" front wheels and rims
Replies: 2
Views: 810

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 ...
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Automobilia and antique bicycle auction
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

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.
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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: 11915

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...
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spring Cleaning - Parts For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 4412

Re: Spring Cleaning - Parts For Sale

If the speedometer is available for the wire wheels, can you let me know the price? Thanks, Bill
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Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Trailer Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

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...
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 4125

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?
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley vaporizer adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Holley vaporizer adjustment

No, that and all silicone products react to gasoline.
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

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: 8586

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: 4096

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!
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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: 2431

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...
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little OT on a little T
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: A little OT on a little T

Isn't that the same company that made the famous "Snapper" riding lawn mowers?
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood stove
Replies: 18
Views: 3389

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!