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by Joe Reid
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2007

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

If you believe it.
by Joe Reid
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2007

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Seems to me they are all made in Vietnam and shipped to different vendors. Which tires or “tyres” does Coker actually make? Try Universal or Lucas or that other place if you are in Australia or New Zealand. I bet the tires all come from the same place. I have four recently acquired sets plus a coupl...
by Joe Reid
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a TT today
Replies: 20
Views: 1176

Re: Looked at a TT today

Could be a worn Ruckstell in a neutral position which they are not supposed to have.
by Joe Reid
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 59
Views: 3228

Re: The frustration of incompetence

A valve seat should be cut at two different angles, 44 degrees and 45 degrees and the face of the valve should contact about a thin dime. Valves repeatedly lapped have too wide a surface contact. The valve guide also tends to get out of round. Are you experiencing backfiring? I would swear by Sioux ...
by Joe Reid
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

I had an engine rebuilt a couple of years ago and the builder used the jack rabbit clutch. It is really smooth, but it is just rebuilt. I have four other T’s with standard clutches and really have no issue. Keep them adjusted and they work fine.
by Joe Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 3674

Re: How cold do you drive?

Had two out today, had to move the roadster to get a touring car out for a short ride. Pretty cloudy and 35. Always sit in the front seat, plenty of warm air off the engine via the pedal slots. The others were fine. They wore coats, it is November in Central Wisconsin.
by Joe Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: evaluating wood spokes
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: evaluating wood spokes

The wood does look a little sad but how does it feel. Soda blasting and blasting in general is tough on wood and shows all the flaws. Does it flex if you push outward on the hubs or is it solid. The problem you will have with a wheel is it may collapse on a corner. Epoxies and fillers do work if the...
by Joe Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1980

Re: A little parts quiz

2, 4 and 8 stump me. 10 looks like the bolt on a rear wheel hub holding the drum. If you redo that now you need a grinder because there is no difference between front and rear bolts.
by Joe Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Replace it completely, flapper and the cover, it will all bend if it backfires and make timing difficult. You can reset it if you know how to bend the contacts to the proper dimensions.
by Joe Reid
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1953

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

Modern gas has no lubricating properties. On all of the shut offs if you lift it up and turn it it moves easier. They are brass on brass and a tapered shaft. A little WD40 and a pair of pliers help. Remember to lift up and turn.
by Joe Reid
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 6825

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

2019 A and T tour with Central Wisconsin T’s. Drove 125 miles and had a blast, 5 T’s and 8 A’s participated.
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 2128

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

I went to the Jamboree in Harris, Mi. in 2016. It was about 3 days with 2 big organized tours of about 100 plus miles stopping at various points of interest. Very well run and organized. I believe that one was sponsored by the club in Marinette Menominee. They had an ice cream social to start and a ...
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 2128

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

Holland is a nice area. Easily accessible from Wisconsin via the SS Badger.
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 2128

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

Might be a good Michigan Jamboree!
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 2128

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

Skeeters and black flies never die off. Up by Houghton you have Alberta which is a Ford town, Lanse Baraga was big for Ford hardwood and Pequamin (sp?) which was also a Ford town. Henry had a house in the latter and used to sail up in his ore boats. Lots of Ford history. Also a cabin (mansion) in th...
by Joe Reid
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 2047

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

Magnets on the flywheel and a field coil on the back of the engine block are the magneto. You just don’t use it with the distributor.
by Joe Reid
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

Sounds like you might need to replace the spring.
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

Is your clutch fork engaged on the collar or is it behind it?
by Joe Reid
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 2451

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Nobody seems to mention packing the bearing. Clean the roller or ball bearing, put it in the bearing grease and fill all the voids in the bearing, reinstall in the races in the wheel and replace the seal. Refer to your manual for repacking intervals. Do the inner and outer at the mileage or time int...
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 2335

Re: Johns-Manville company

But really like anything else if used properly it presents no issue, in a hardened form like a shingle or siding it is inert, even the wrapped pipes are safe if you don't break the seal covering them. I think we all grew up with the stuff everywhere. Long term exposure by those using it was the prob...
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 2335

Re: Johns-Manville company

Well one good thing, I don't think Henry used it in Model T production.
by Joe Reid
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 2335

Re: Johns-Manville company

As long as asbestos is in an inert form it is not dangerous. The individual fibers are the problem. It was not the product which was usually the issue but the manufacturing process. Most of this was before proper face masks were available and then of course the issue of getting someone to wear it. S...
by Joe Reid
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 2335

Re: Johns-Manville company

Johns Manville is the reason for that big lawsuit on asbestos related diseases by the Sokolove law firm from Massachusetts. They went in bankruptcy in 1982 and reorganized. They have paid a bunch in claims.
by Joe Reid
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 6570

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

Oklahoma chrome, Joe? :


You bet, Eastwood cadmium paint.
by Joe Reid
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

How does your fuel line run from the bulb? Is it level? You are low on gas and keeping the tank fuller would help. How much gas do you usually keep in it? Does it run ok when it is fuller? I would never consider using a fuel pump, make sure your fuel line is routed correctly and keep gas in it. I ha...
by Joe Reid
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple

As the engine “breaks in” do you have to make continuous adjustments? I keep having to adjust things on my 1920. It runs a little different. Do you have the standard clutch or is it the jackrabbit? Mine has a jackrabbit and it is really smooth.
by Joe Reid
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple

Is the engine still a little stiff? How is it acting after the rebuild? Do you like the scat crank?
by Joe Reid
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 6570

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

This is 4,221,578 built 7/28/1920 turning 100 next year and just rebuilt.
by Joe Reid
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 6570

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

New shoes are going on for the 100 Birthday.
by Joe Reid
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T day today
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Model T day today

Dave, where in Wisconsin were you?
by Joe Reid
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?

I am very pleased with my Racer from Richard Currier Bodies. Dave provided me with a great product. Nothing with a Model T is for the faint of heart. This is a Johnny Cash car and everything had to be modified for the build. The engine is a late casting, no serial number, coupled to a 24 transmissio...
by Joe Reid
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 2159

Re: The cost of Model T travel

I would travel with Stan or Larry, camping involves a major motel/hotel chain. And dinner and a hot shower.
by Joe Reid
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo from Holland
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Old photo from Holland

Early motorized circus in Wisconsin. Engford Shows traveled The upper Midwest between 1920 and 1939. This is at Circus World in Baraboo, WI. Baraboo was the winter headquarters of the Ringling Brothers Circus from 1886 until 1918.
by Joe Reid
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1822

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Could it all sag a little after 104 years? My 1920 runabout has a similar door.
by Joe Reid
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?

I got a Racer body from Dave, it is a work of art. Very good craftsmanship.
by Joe Reid
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 301331

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Safe travels. How is the car preforming?
by Joe Reid
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 1312

Re: Ruckstell shifts backwards?

Is the shift mechanism on the axle 90 degrees off. Was the shift lever placed incorrectly on the yoke? Do you have the early or later rear shift?
by Joe Reid
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 2399

Re: Today made it all worth it

Congratulations Tim, the car looks great. Best of luck to you in the Michigan Jamboree. It is really fun, I went to Harris, Michigan a couple of years ago. It was a very nice group of people.
by Joe Reid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: Locomotion...

It was well worth going to see. UP is very professional and the locomotive is well restored. We saw it in Altoona, WI and went through the UP Experience Car. In May 2019 it ran for the first time in 61 years to the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike with the UP 844.
by Joe Reid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: Locomotion...

Locomotion, a little off topic but exciting.
Locomotion, a little off topic but exciting.
by Joe Reid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: Where were you 50 years ago?

I was in Castro Valley, CA. I was getting ready to become a freshman at CVHS. My Dad was on the USS Hancock CVA 19 in the Gulf of Tonkin. I’m glad the moon landing was in black and white, our Admiral portable TV was too.
by Joe Reid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: space ship landing
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: space ship landing

Kodak had trouble with their process between 1952 and about 1960. My parents had a bunch of slides redone in the mid sixties, but since then their process has been flawless. Film was fun.
by Joe Reid
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Iola, adios.
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Iola, adios.

We need parts from Iola, Kansas. That is quite a place to visit and shop.
by Joe Reid
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Iola, adios.
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Iola, adios.

The show is definitely changing, they are bringing in newer cars and ideas. Model T parts are becoming harder to find. It is hard to compete with the internet. I live close and bring cars so it is still fun and just costs me time. How do costs compare with Hersey? We did have three days without rain...
by Joe Reid
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sharon Center parade
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Sharon Center parade

I should have told you Dad to go watch the parade. He lives off of 22 by Orange Ave. in Kalona. What did you drive Dean?
by Joe Reid
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 10740

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

1912 Racer is painted and running.
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by Joe Reid
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some reassembly required
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: Some reassembly required

Steve, are you coming up to the Iola Car Show? Sounds good about your 15.
by Joe Reid
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some reassembly required
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: Some reassembly required

Did you rebuild your engine? Are you driving your 15 or your 23?
by Joe Reid
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

I keep the top up, my doors are eight feet. Also one is a coupe so there is no top to fold down.
by Joe Reid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

It looks like it is Chevy Orange?
by Joe Reid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 3349

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

Be careful about how much grease you pump in. You do not want to pump grease through the rear main into your oil pan and transmission. The grease will not act well with the bands. The cup puts in a measured amount of grease.
by Joe Reid
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 3126

Re: OCF Application

Steve, are you driving the T over again this year?