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by Joe Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2149

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: evaluating wood spokes
Replies: 13
Views: 820

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1471

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anderson Timer Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 521

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 13
Views: 598

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 4109

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

Might be a good Michigan Jamboree!
by Joe Reid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1577

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1504

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1504

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1504

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1504

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4459

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 834

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple
Replies: 8
Views: 777

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple
Replies: 8
Views: 777

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4459

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4459

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T day today
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Model T day today

Dave, where in Wisconsin were you?
by Joe Reid
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 1678

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photo from Holland
Replies: 1
Views: 326

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1307

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 43549

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 960

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 1757

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 803

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 803

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: 701

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: 416

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Iola, adios.
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Iola, adios.
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sharon Center parade
Replies: 8
Views: 788

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7088

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Some reassembly required
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Some reassembly required
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2124

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

It looks like it is Chevy Orange?
by Joe Reid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 2581

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 2348

Re: OCF Application

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