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by Doug Keppler
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets

Greg, thanks anyway but I dont think they will fit a 24
by Doug Keppler
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets

It would be helpful if you took the pictures with them not in grass so you could really see them
by Doug Keppler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2080

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

That is a GREAT idea for the plans to go to the museum. Those plans need to be kept available in the mainstream of the Model T restoration community. They are a needed resource!
by Doug Keppler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws

That was a screwy video :D . I received a set of screw drivers from relatives in Canada, that sure explains all the square drive screwdrivers in the set.
I kinda like those Robertson square drives, they do work nice.
by Doug Keppler
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just broke off the rivet heads in my driveshaft housing
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Just broke off the rivet heads in my driveshaft housing

What kills me is if you do what the MTFCA axle manual tell you to do to remove the bushing you shear off the rivet heads, ridiculous! I think those rivets are expanded it there so tight that it wont matter if the ends of them are sheared off. Look how difficult it is to remove the pedal shaft rivets...
by Doug Keppler
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrestling with Upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Wrestling with Upholstery

This is what I did Mark
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The foam strip across the top edge of the spring helped form the nice round crown. The pleats create themselves as you pull the upholstery up around the top from the center to the outsides
by Doug Keppler
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.

Is that a wood furnace in front of the North Pole ice cream shop?. Yes, gas tank planters that's appropriate (clever) for a service station
by Doug Keppler
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.

Amen Burger!
by Doug Keppler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Apco Shimmy Stops question
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Apco Shimmy Stops question

Scott is correct, a version of those were on my car when I got it and they were wearing a groove in the tie rod. I rebuilt the front end properly and there is no rattling. They are not needed
by Doug Keppler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1980

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

A non vibrating side view mirror
by Doug Keppler
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 894

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

Come on guy its obvious what he did, the canvas is hogringed to the top of the spring before you put the upholstery down around the spring, canvas holds the cotton from falling down into the spring then the spring is crimped to the upolstery
by Doug Keppler
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring

I dont understand, I want to buy what you are selling but I will not send $250 before I see what it is that I am purchasing.
Would you please respond to your ad
by Doug Keppler
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring

Hello, I'm interested in the irons
by Doug Keppler
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring

Dennis I'm interested in the irons if I could see them
by Doug Keppler
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: FS 1923-4-5, One Man top irons for touring

Dennis, do you have a picture of them?
by Doug Keppler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"

Harold that is not a choke knob, its a mixture adjustment, you don't turn a choke knob you pull it
by Doug Keppler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

I am currently working on this carb with Gene, does anyone have a float setting spec for it. Also when I removed the float needle seat there were 3 gaskets on the seat. Is this right, why would the seat need to be shimmed like that? Thanks
by Doug Keppler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Memory foam in seats
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Memory foam in seats

Mark, I just installed a Classtique upholstery kit in my 24 Touring without any added padding and everyone who sits in it cant believe how comfortable it is. Now if you are installing a complete upholstery kit you must install all new springs with it also.
by Doug Keppler
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Help With Carburetor Rebuild - Duplex Improved (Simmons)

I have a question, why is that part behind the choke flap called a flapper? Is it suppose to move or is it a stationary part and what is its function?
by Doug Keppler
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle seal vs. shims
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Rear axle seal vs. shims

I thinking the same as Alan mentioned Rich. I have the same seals on my rear and I didn't use any shims like that
by Doug Keppler
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off

Terry, love your profile picture
by Doug Keppler
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

Hank Knows because he is a purveyor of magical pixie dust
by Doug Keppler
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

Jim, I have the same, oval tank under the seat. A couple of weeks ago I checked my fuel level, had 4 gallons of gas and went out for a ride with the family. We got to a moderately steep hill on the back roads, the car sputtered and died and would not start. I rolled backwards down the hill into a le...
by Doug Keppler
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rest in Peace Mr. Leon Parker
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Rest in Peace Mr. Leon Parker

Without Leons wood plans I would have never been able to restore my car. They were constant reference material during the early days of the build. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Leon
by Doug Keppler
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 1112

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Mark are you refering to the video of Mike from Classtique doing the seat bottom? I found that Video very helpful and watched it several times to do my seat bottoms. The camera showed how he crimped the material to the spring pretty clearly. You must be talking about another video
by Doug Keppler
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another cause of misfiring on hard pull
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Another cause of misfiring on hard pull

Or install a fuel pump Norm ;)
by Doug Keppler
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 8
Views: 1973

Re: What are these?

Dan the Man!
by Doug Keppler
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Not for sale just an OF to look at
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Not for sale just an OF to look at

Stan how much would you sell a rebuilt OF for if you had one to sell?
by Doug Keppler
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vottage Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Vottage Regulator

I agree with Scott, I have 1 on my car, it works great
by Doug Keppler
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

Mike is absolutly right, why would the promotion of a product that is an asset to the hobby, the Model T, be stifled here where all that is discussed is the Model T, it Is the Model T forum, DUH just rediculous!
by Doug Keppler
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Forum Section
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Another Forum Section

Excellent idea Hank
by Doug Keppler
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1466

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Did exactly the same thing Dave
by Doug Keppler
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

I think that is a great idea
by Doug Keppler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1276

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

Dan the Man
by Doug Keppler
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Small drum outside brakes F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Small drum outside brakes F/S

Hi Laden I'm Interested in buying the brakes thanks Doug Keppler
email
heydog67@aol.com
Ps sent you an email hope you got it
by Doug Keppler
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1461

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Weep rate, i like that one Duey. I had to make a move, my excessive weep rate caused my wife to not park her car in the garage anymore, she said the inside of her car stunk like gas and was making her sick. I put on the new sediment bowl and her car is back in the garage. Happy wife happy life.
by Doug Keppler
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1461

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Scared? Please, of course it's up high enough, only an amature would think any different
by Doug Keppler
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1461

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Cant figure out why some pictures post 2 times
by Doug Keppler
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1461

A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Attention, NOT FOR THE PURISTS My car had a cast iron FSB with the brass valves. I used valve lapping compound to try to seat the valves (both the shut off and the drain valves) to no avail, could not get the #$%* thing to stop dripping. So I went to Tractor supply and found this bowl for a Massey F...
by Doug Keppler
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: BUFFUM

Dallas that IS funny, I thought the same thing when I read that
by Doug Keppler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: HEED this WARNING!

My engine is newly rebuilt and has maybe 25 miles on it, when I assembled it I carefully hand tightened All the bolts. While recently installing an air filter with a bracket that bolts to one of the crankcase bolts I noticed the bolt wasnt very tight so I went around and checked every bolt on the en...
by Doug Keppler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: NH carburetor questions

Tom I would have myself rebuild it. You cant get a simpler carburator than a Holly NH. Just do it yourself, its childs play
by Doug Keppler
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Generator Rebuild

I too like John did EVERYTHING on my car except babbit pouring and coil rebuilding. When I rebuilt the starter and generator I wondered if they were even going to work but after it was all put together it all worked perfectly! Those were one of the easy parts of the restoration. A lot of guys get in...
by Doug Keppler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Twin High Transmission accessory
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Twin High Transmission accessory

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Has anyone ever seen one of these?
by Doug Keppler
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford, Edison, Rockefeller, scenes of American life
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Ford, Edison, Rockefeller, scenes of American life

Steve, that was an excellent documentary, beautifully done color footage. Thanks for posting that
by Doug Keppler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new top iron and bows
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Question about new top iron and bows

I didnt purchace them yet Larry, thats the reason for this post
by Doug Keppler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new top iron and bows
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Question about new top iron and bows

Has anyone purchased the new top irons with the wood bows that the vendors sell? For $1040 ready for installation I was wondering about the quality. Doesnt seem like a bad price for the irons and the wood if they are decent.
by Doug Keppler
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice upholstery trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: A nice upholstery trick

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I could not get that nice round crown on the seat back until I cut a strip of dense foam that you sleep on in a tent and hogringed it to the top of the spring. It worked really well.
by Doug Keppler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shout Out to Mike at Clastique
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Shout Out to Mike at Clastique

I completely agree John, Mike is a Gentleman and definatly cares about his customers. I would recommend to anyone who needs a superior interior to contact Classtique
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Visited the Model T Museum this year? Willing to share your experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Visited the Model T Museum this year? Willing to share your experience?

My family and I visited the museum this year and we were very impressed. The assortment of different Model Ts is outstanding. But what I really liked was the machine shop they put together with all of the period tools. The people running it are wonderful and friendly, as are all Model T people! Doug...
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flywheel magnets
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: flywheel magnets

I believe it was a very attractive metal Jim
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Something's not right with my top installation
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Something's not right with my top installation

Al Im no expert but I think the little "nub" on the side of the iron is suppose to point to the outside of the car. You might have the irons on the wrong side. If you flipped them around the iron hitting the upholstery will be on the outside
by Doug Keppler
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun day
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Fun day

Dean was that Garmin made when your T was new, the dust on that thing makes it blend right in with your antique car :D
by Doug Keppler
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun day
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Fun day

Dean was that Garmin made when your T was new, the dust on that thing makes it blend right in with your antique car :D
by Doug Keppler
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates

After reading this thread I thought it was about time I got my car insured, still dont have it on the road yet but have alot of money into it. So I got quotes from JC Taylor, Hagerty and Grundy, Hagerty was the most and JC Taylor was the cheapest, Grundy was in the middle. All you guys say JC is exc...
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice upholstery trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: A nice upholstery trick

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Make a clip out of sheet metal to hold the kick panel to the floor board riser to hold it to the curve
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice upholstery trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

A nice upholstery trick

When installing the welting on your door panels the edge of the welting lifts giving an unfinished look. Lay some masking tape along the lifted edge so you dont get any glue on the door panel then apply some black weather strip adhesive with a toothpick in the crease, press it closed and put another...
by Doug Keppler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help Removing wheel bearing race.
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Help Removing wheel bearing race.

You could get on the edge of that with a sharp chisel, Ive never had a bearing race beat me. Come on Mike, you can do it!
by Doug Keppler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....
Replies: 34
Views: 2249

Re: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....

WOW! Better than visiting a museum! Was that a pile of top irons in one of those pictures?
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8781

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Rich your awesomeness amazes me every day
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T

Did you hear about the polish helicopter pilot who crashed, he got cold so he turned off the fan :D
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer Shield Question
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Timer Shield Question

Dan I just came across this problem while working on a friends engine. I was installing that shield and it was very tight against the center hole. The Problem was that piece on the camshaft is the nut that holds on the timing gear and it was loose and worked its way out against the timing cover. If ...
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1392

Re: 6 volt battery dilemma

Tim, where do you get a $44 battery???
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Proper Rear end specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Proper Rear end specs??

Why not Scott? They tell you to do it in the manual
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Proper Rear end specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Proper Rear end specs??

I'm currently rebuilding my rear end and using Chaffins manual. I'm wondering why there wasn't a shim selection chart ever made so you would know what size shim to install under the ring gear. Meaning, if you had .030 backlash between ring and pinion, what size shim would you need to get .012
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Strange weekend

Its Karma Fred, good things happen to good people
by Doug Keppler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FP Voltage Regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 798

FP Voltage Regulator

Well I recieved the elusive FP voltage regulator today that was said to be "not produced" due to an obsolete part to manufacture them. I'm just glad I was able to score one!
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by Doug Keppler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-1925 touring side panels
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: 1923-1925 touring side panels

Excellent Scott, I commend you for taking on the sheet metal work yourself. Everyone should....if you dont try it you will never know if you can pull it off. Alot of the work you did on the bottom of your car looks exactly like what I had to do on my car and the same way I did it. And didnt it feel ...
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Down home
Replies: 25
Views: 2243

Re: OLD PHOTO - Down home

Amen Brent. The woman in the rocking chair looks like she is on her cell phone. We see the same thing with these phones day in and day out that the first thing we think of when we see a woman with her hand near her head or just holding something we think its a cell phone :(
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19717

Re: Foto of the Day

You think that hardware store had creaky floors?
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: Shop tip

Very funny Bill, Im partial to "Mother Father Cocker Spanial"!!! :D
by Doug Keppler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood Corners Pads - what are they?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Hood Corners Pads - what are they?

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Soak in water for about 4 hours clamp them while they're still wet, let them dry in clamped position, remove and use weathestrip adhesive to apply them to the hood
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: Shop tip

When looking for a short in your car, disconnect the ground cable from the battery and hook up a test light from the cable end to the ground terminal of the battery then pull fuses from the fuse box one at a time till the test light goes out. You will now know what circuit the short is on.
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: Shop tip

This is an amazing trick I learned, when siliconing say a bathtub or anything you want a straight clean line, run a strip of masking or painters tape along the edges on both sides before you lay the bead, smooth it with a wet finger and peal off the tape while the silicone is still wet, you will hav...
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood Corners Pads - what are they?
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Hood Corners Pads - what are they?

Richard, read what he wrote it explains how he had them formed to the hood
by Doug Keppler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Upholstery Kits for 24 Roadster
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Upholstery Kits for 24 Roadster

I believe the extra money Classtique charges is for the pre made kick panels and door panels ready to install. I don't think the other upholstery suppliers come with those
by Doug Keppler
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19717

Re: Foto of the Day

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by Doug Keppler
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Generator brush plate position

Thank You Preston! after you told me about the VRs I emailed Fun Projects and they said they had a few left so got right on the phone and ordered one
by Doug Keppler
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Generator brush plate position

I just went on thier website and it says they are still backordered, so how were you able to get one?
by Doug Keppler
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Generator brush plate position

Preston, are they finally making the VRs again???
by Doug Keppler
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: “Ford” Amusement Park Cars Up For Auction
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: “Ford” Amusement Park Cars Up For Auction

Knoebels in PA still has them I was just on them last year
by Doug Keppler
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator brush plate position
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Generator brush plate position

Yes Scott, when I rebuilt mine I spent alot of time on the commutator doing just that and now it charges too good. I have to do that final adjustment of the 3rd brush on the car
by Doug Keppler
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: 15% ethanol and T’s

As an added note I am seriously speaking from experience and I am not blowing smoke up anyones ass
by Doug Keppler
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: 15% ethanol and T’s

OK since everyone is chiming in, here is my input, I am not a fan of draining carburators for the fact that if it sits for long periods of time the seals dry out and you are in the same boat of removing it and rebuilding it, I have seen it first hand. I have had lawnmowers, chainsaws, logsplitters a...
by Doug Keppler
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sketch day
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: Sketch day

Rich im glad to see that you sign all of your work so that when you are long gone people will know that they have "an Eagle" worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
by Doug Keppler
Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT? Not Really, Model T Related
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re: OT? Not Really, Model T Related

I have seen it with my own eyes and it is a work of art, just spectacular
by Doug Keppler
Sun May 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

Craig is your muffler clamped to the pipe?
by Doug Keppler
Sun May 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

Dave H, I believe you are correct. If you think about it when the muffler is clamped to the exhaust pipe and then bolted to the frame when the car flexes over uneven roads the muffler is transmitting the twisting torque all the way up to the pack nut causing it to loosen. Is it possible that everyon...
by Doug Keppler
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo- Tenting
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Old Photo- Tenting

Might be a loaf of Italian bread over his shoulder ;)
by Doug Keppler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shackle Dilema
Replies: 20
Views: 1826

Re: Shackle Dilema

Thanks Dave, I think I'll find a small black rubber plug to put in the spring hole to keep the dirt out, it will blend right in so you wont see it then just pop it out and squirt some oil in
by Doug Keppler
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jelf bar
Replies: 20
Views: 2121

Re: Jelf bar

Fred your a Gem
by Doug Keppler
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shackle Dilema
Replies: 20
Views: 1826

Re: Shackle Dilema

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by Doug Keppler
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shackle Dilema
Replies: 20
Views: 1826

Re: Shackle Dilema

I have a shackle question, my original front spring shackles were in good shape so I reinstalled them with new flip top oilers everything is tight with no play but when I lowered the car to the ground the oiler in the spring got crushed against the perch. Are these repro oilers the wrong size, cant ...
by Doug Keppler
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8781

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Hey Rich could you post a picture of the belt guide installed, thanks Doug
by Doug Keppler
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Quick change band video ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: Quick change band video ?

That was a very good explanation on how to perform that procedure Bob
by Doug Keppler
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11894

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

My smart phone must be dumb it posts pictures upside down and sideways but if you click on them there right side up
by Doug Keppler
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Upside down preview pics
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Upside down preview pics

If you add picture attachments and they preview upside down or sideways will they right themselves when you post them?
by Doug Keppler
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3324

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

John you speak for many of us! Thank you Hank