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by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1892

Re: Running poorly.

Well,....SHOOT! Egg on my face!!! Now that I look at the photo closer, that "dark spot" might just be a shadow! I didn't notice that when I blew the photo up larger for a close look. I'd still replace the valves tho' as others have suggested.
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1892

Re: Running poorly.

John Kuehn - I got interrupted while writing my "epistle" above and didn't see that you had already just stated some of what I also said,....sorry,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1892

Re: Running poorly.

Ignacio - You've gotten a lot of good advice here, but I think John Tannehill in particular gave you some very good advice. I don't think you've got burned valves. In blowing up your photo of the engine with the head off, I think I see something that the wet & dry compression test that John T. sugge...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 41
Views: 1569

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Rich Bingham - You bring up a very good point in regard to tire "materials"! I don't know much about "clinchers", but my '26 touring, '27 Depot Hack, and '29 Model A Town Sedan all use 4:50 x 21" tires, and any time I can find 4:50 x 21's with "NYLON" casings, I buy them! I have been told in the pas...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The red is gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: The red is gone?

.....hmmm,.....since I originally started this thread a half hour or so ago, the "RED" has now mysteriously returned without any forum action by me! (???)
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The red is gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

The red is gone?

Until recently, I could determine which forum items I had already read as the "unread" items were shown with the color red until I read them. That red color for unread items seems to be gone,...??? How do I restore this feature,....????
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Is my model T seized up?

......oops,.....in reading more carefully, I see that John Warren already suggested this,....sorry John,....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Carson - Might just be something as simple as the starter bendix is jammed. Push the emergency lever all the way forward and rock the car back and forth (....it should move back and forth a few inches) and if it's the bendix jammed,....that should break it loose. Hope this helps,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Speedster build.

.....dang it! ....the right WAY,.....not "the right was"! My "poof-reading" is as bad as my typing! :lol:
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Speedster build.

Mack - Using as many of the original parts as possible as you said, seems to me to be the right was to build a speedster that is as similar as possible to the way they were built during the depression era. Not sure if the term "period correct" is applicable to speedsters, but when you think about it...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1051

Re: Memory

Well Steve, you did it again! Like you've so often said,...."everything somebody says, reminds you of something! Radio,....... Growing up in the Chicago area in the '40's & '50's, and especially in my high school days, I had a '28 Model A Ford standard coupe. Bought it in 1957 for $350.00, so as you...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1051

Re: Memory

Steve Jelf is right,....when you get old enough, everything reminds you of something else. A post in this thread reminds me of an "experience" I had nearly 50 years ago: My wife and I are both from railroad families and grew up in the Chicago area in the '40's and '50's. Working for the railroad pol...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

.......well, as usual, I get too "wordy", but there is one other advantage to the solenoid besides the features Kevin mentioned: Depending upon where one might choose to mount the solenoid, it could/would be a very convenient means of utilizing a remote starter button like so many "modern iron" mech...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

Scott - I think you and Kevin both raise some very good points. I certainly agree with you that the solenoid is indeed, one more electrical component that could fail. On the other hand, as Kevin said, the solenoid handling the heavy current to energize the starter pretty much ensures that the Model ...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: The spark plug controversy

.......I thought Spark Plug was a horse!
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

I've had a sort of "off & on" problem with that on a couple different Model T's and also a Model A, and invariably, it's due to a bad ground!
by 2nighthawks
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Down Under Fires

I have a cousin in Australia and he and his wife and most of their family live in suburban areas around Sydney. When I first heard about the fires a week or two ago, I called my Australian cousin to see how the family was doing as I had read that while there are serious fires all over the entire cou...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 10726

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

John Booth - You probably know this already, but just in case, I thought I'd let you know what I've learned from "experience" about 3M 5200! Used to have a '29' sailboat and used 3M 5200 quite often. It had/has the reputation among the "boating community" that you use 3M 5200 when installing & seali...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

.....oops! Just re-read a bit more carefully Stan, and I see that Dick Lodge is even older than both of us!
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Hi Stan - I'll "chime in" here with a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to you also! Thought I'd let you know that we're about the same age, except that I've got you and the other guys here beat as I'm a "41 model", and I'm told that my dad brought my mom and I home from the hospital on "Pearl Harbor Day", December ...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2232

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

A "thought" just occurred to me! (....oh,oh!) Nowadays, duct tape comes in various colors besides just the ol' familiar silvery gray color. Howscome they don't offer duct tape in various shades of rust? Sheesh! Just think of the possibilities,......harold
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 672

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Burger - Some time ago, I heard about a car show (....I know how you LOVE car shows) where only two cars showed up. One was a 2CV and the other was a VW Thing. Neither car won,....they both got a trophy for second place! ......harold :lol:
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

Aaaagh.....! Really screwed that up!!! I meant to say "when it becomes necessary to tap a BEARING into a sleeve" and it's too tight of a fit, and a useable bearing with a bit more wear is not available ........sorry,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle bearing problem
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Rear axle bearing problem

I should stay out of this discussion as I have never really had any experience with replacing rear wheel bearings or sleeves, however, just to show my ignorance I guess, I have to admit that reading John in Illinois original post that started this discussion, the though occurred to me that perhaps w...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1853

Re: Merry Christmas

Aaron - Not to start a discussion on religion here, but I believe George Washington was a believer in deism. As for me, I've obviously "memorized" my 6 year old grandsons definition of Christmas,....."a birthday party for Jesus!" And in my previous post, I forgot to say,....Merry Christmas to all! ....
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1853

Re: Merry Christmas

The best definition of Christmas I ever heard was from my 6 year old grandson (at the time) who, when I asked him if he knew what the real meaning of Christmas:

His immediate answer with no hesitation was,...... "sure G'pa,....it's a birthday party for Jesus."

Out of the mouths of babes,...huh?
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Your thoughts please.

Oops! ....My mistake! .....Sorry to get so "long-winded" here, but it's late and I guess I'm not thinking too clearly. In thinking more about it, I guess the HF electric impact wrench that I have used so successfully on motorhome lug nuts is actually 110 volts. Now that I think about it, I use it by...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Your thoughts please.

.....actually, the Model A hand crank might be pretty awkward to use "two-handed" unless some way was devised to support the crank for one-handed cranking,......???
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1287

Re: Your thoughts please.

Bud - Just sort of "thinking out loud" here, but how about something like this: If by chance your "T" has been converted to 12 volts, or, if not, if you might consider converting to 12 volts, as I have often wondered if a $49.95 Harbor Freight 12 volt electric impact wrench (produces 230 ft/lb of to...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: on E-Bay

.....oh, and I meant to say (but forgot) that that's about the most beautifully done set of pictures and videos I've ever seen of a car for sale!
by 2nighthawks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: on E-Bay

No question that any "dyed-in-the-wool" Model T guy could go on, and on, and on, picking this car apart. However, minus the Model T "perfectionist/authorities", 999 people out of a thousand would say that this is one absolutely beautiful Model T Ford! The problem as I see it is that it's very much i...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Larry - I agree with you,....the body is not particularly "beautiful", but looks more like something I would build,.....not "beautiful", but "hell-fer'-stout"!
by 2nighthawks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: Remove Hogshead

Scott Conger - Not trying to be some kind of "know-it-all" butt-head PITA, but I agree with you completely and would add just one word to your clarification suggestion of Ultra Black Gasket Maker RTV, and that is that it will be found on most auto parts store shelves in a group of "Permatex" product...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 45
Views: 2286

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I've never really actually seen one of these Akron heads with the ball bearing filled tubes that supposedly took the place of, or operated in place of rocker arms to actuate the valves, but I don't think their rarity should be surprising, because I remember reading somewhere (a very long time ago) t...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Just a rough guess by the quick "glimpse" of the chain & sprockets in the video, but looks like about two to one! Lots of power but half the speed, huh? Great video, and I also wondered what happened to those beautiful Model T bodies that were set aside during those truck conversions. I'm sure they ...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1447

Re: My "New" Lathe!

......by the way, I believe that particular part you mentioned is called the "lead screw", used of course for cutting screw threads and other such power feed operations. Maybe you can somehow "restore" the threads or whatever on the present lead screw, because I'thinking that with today's prices, th...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1447

Re: My "New" Lathe!

I don't suppose this comment will be of much value but for what it's worth,.....I took "Machine Shop" in high school in suburban Chicago in the '50's, and even 60+ years later, I'd recognize that lathe anywhere! There were about 10 or 12 South bend lathes identical to yours in that high school machi...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone knows the Moxon Tractor ?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Anyone knows the Moxon Tractor ?

Leo - Obviously, a search on the internet produced nothing in addition to the Bonhams information that you posted. Certainly interesting, and appears to be a pretty well built tractor. Only thing I could offer is that altho' it is hard to tell from the picture, but in addition to the Bonhams descrip...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Always knew I would eventually become "elderly", but I honestly thought it would take longer!
by 2nighthawks
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a Simple Warford Rear Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Building a Simple Warford Rear Mount

Hank - Please see my note on my original Nov. 4 post entitled "Warford Support Bracket" (?) Plus, I have sent you a "PM",.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adapting a TT Warford to a Conventional Model T-Part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Adapting a TT Warford to a Conventional Model T-Part 1

Hank - Please see my note on thanks on my original Nov. 4 posting entitled,...."Warford Support Bracket" (?)
plus,...I have sent you a "PM",.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Hank - I am presently studying your two Nov. 11 forum postings,...the one on building the rear mount for the Warford and the other on adapting the TT Warford transmission to the Model T car. Your step-by-step instructions and excellent photos are tremendous encouragement and help to me and I can't t...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Adaptions/Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Warford Adaptions/Mods

This discussion has been extremely informative so far, and I have every expectation of learning much more from the upcoming write-up you are working on Hank. Thank you Hank (and all others on this thread as well) for sharing such helpful and beneficial information. I can't help thinking that the dis...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1209

Old Age Memory Problems

Not sure which is more difficult,.....remembering to take my pills in the morning, or, sometime about mid-morning, trying to remember whether or not I took my pills!
by 2nighthawks
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

USMCR 1963 - 1969,.....Paris Island "boot camp" 1963,...ITR at LeJeune 1964.
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Hank - Thank you so much for following along in this thread that I started in regard to my "26 Touring and what now appears to me to have been an "improper" Warford installation by the previous owner. As you say, details of your Warford "installation method" just may be of great interest to others a...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Henry (Hank) - Kinda' hard to visualize just exactly what you mean but very encouraging to hear that you have a "technique" with some sort of "high carbon spring steel" shims and some way of "bonding" with J.B. Weld that has apparently been very successful for you. I'd sure like to hear more about h...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Henry - I was just thinking about that, however, I had kind of dismissed the shim thought as it seems to me that somewhere, sometime in the past, I think I remember reading that "the shim thing" was in fact done, but was not too successful. Might be that the success of the shim solution is dependent...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 56
Views: 3715

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Yup! John Deneuser (R.I.P.) for sure! (....not sure I spelled that correctly however). I bought a couple items from John at Chickasha!

I really, REALLY enjoy seeing your artwork Rich. And as beautiful as your paintings are, the pencil drawings run a close "second"!
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Great pictures Steve! And from that first picture, I can now visualize what Mark G. was talking about in his post above when he said that without even seeing it, he would bet that my car does NOT have the little cast extension and 2nd U-joint/coupling between planetary and Warford! Because the Warfo...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Dick - Thank you so much for your post with full explanation and great photos! I knew that there needs to be "SOMETHING" additional installed between the Warford and back of the Ford planetary, but never knew until now, just exactly why, or, what it was that was needed! The car is in my garage up on...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

RajoRacer - Simultaneous typing Steve,....by the way, Gary London did respond, and he says that he thinks he can make a bracket for my IRON Warford, but maybe not 'till Spring. Says that he thinks the only difference from the one he builds for aluminum Warfords is a difference in location of some dr...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Mark - Thanx for the response, explanation and great detail photos. (....and thanx to everybody else that responded too) I really like the fact that your bracket/brace/crossmember (never sure what to call them) is entirely CLAMPED in place, rather than bolted Mark, because I really feel that this is...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Well,......!!! Hi there Steve! Ya' post an "inquiry" and who knows who ya' might hear from, right? How ya' doin' Steve? "Auxiliary" transmission hanger kit"! And "inexpensive" too, huh? Sounds like just what I'm probably looking for Steve! And you and I talked about this Warford support thing some t...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Warford Support Bracket ?

Some time ago, I bought a '26 Model T Touring, that was equipped with an iron case Warford auxiliary transmission. It's a very nice set up, and the car drives well, however, I haven't driven the car much, because I am of the opinion the Warford definitely needs some additional support with all of th...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP ... Loose Steering
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: HELP ... Loose Steering

That "sawdust thing" sounds like some used car salesmans "TEMPORARY FIX" just to sell a car with loose and sloppy steering!
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wonder what their askin
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Wonder what their askin

None of them look like '26's or '27's to me! I do see the one with the nickel radiator shell, but it's front fenders do NOT look like like the "improved" '26 or '27 to me! (???)
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Marshall - FWIW,....they "HAVE TO" make valve stems a bit too long, so that the machinist or mechanic can accurately grind the stems to the perfect length for proper clearance! Every engine is different, especially after "who-knows-how-many" valve jobs your Model T has "suffered", right? :D And by t...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

I forgot that you were talking about "adjustable" lifters, but the same careful & accurate grinding of valve stems is still important IMHO,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

By the way,....I always get too "wordy" when posting on the forum, but there is another point or two that might be worth mentioning to add to the excellent explanation and advise from Scott: Besides the wear that Scott mentioned, there is also quite often, considerable wear on the top of the lifters...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Marshall - Scott C. "touched" on the main reason that I set valves at .015",....I have always felt that valves initially "pound in" a thousandth or two when the engine is first started up,....again,....FWIW,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Scott & Henry - You guys type faster than me! :D
by 2nighthawks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 987

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Marshall - I'm going to be following this thread very closely, as I expect to learn something,....either that the way I've always set valve clearances is O.K., or that I've been doing it wrong! As far as I know, I think your .011" for intake valves and .015" for exhaust valves is just fine, and pret...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2259

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Mechanically hand operated turn signal semaphore arm thingie!
by 2nighthawks
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3873

Re: Buying on Craig's List

.....and then on the other hand Mark, you can "mess with" too many things all at once before a test drive, and inadvertently create problem that might take a lot of time and work to diagnose and correct! I guess there's a "happy medium" in there someplace, between your way, my way, and Tom's unique ...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3873

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Tom - Looking at your beautiful photos again, of course I notice that the car is equipped with a distributor and single coil, which means that the factory Ford magneto and 4-coil ignition system does not work, or, more likely, because you said the engine has been rebuilt 2 years ago, the flywheel ma...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3873

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Tom - An absolutely beautiful car, and great pictures! Hope you have no trouble getting it running, and I'm not near as qualified as many other forum members to give you any advice, but in reading this entire thread over again, a couple things you said kind of bother me: You said something to the ef...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

After many years of experience with Model T's and Model A's, it is my opinion that there's a very good chance that one of those will fit! :D
by 2nighthawks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Missing Model A post?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Missing Model A post?

Tim Rogers - Well, not to be "argumentative", but,....the Model A had "nothing in common with the Model T",....."completely unrelated",.....REALLY??? Can't quite agree there Tim: Comparing the Model A with the "new improved" '26 and '27 Model T,....how about the cowl tank with gravity feed and STILL...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: the model A and church.
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: the model A and church.

When in high school, I had a '28 Model A Standard Coupe. One Saturday or Sunday, I was over at my girlfriends house (who eventually became my good wife of now, 55 years) and apparently, somehow, had accidentally left the headlights on all afternoon, and when going to start the car to go home, found ...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Totally Unbelievable

Burger - I think you only told the woman half of the story,.....Abraham Lincoln drove a Ford, and Henry Ford drove a Lincoln! :D
by 2nighthawks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"

I'm not usually one for offering "tips" on much of anything, and I can't take credit for this one as it's a handy little thing I learned from one of the other guys in our club, but I think it's a really good little thing to consider: No two carburetors are the same, and even two seemingly identical ...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

Oh,....one more thing,....not really important, but just to use proper "terminology", there is no "high Ruckstell", or "low Ruckstell"! You're either "in Ruckstell", or "out of Ruckstell"! There's no "high" Ruckstell, or "low" Ruckstell. Out of Ruckstell is direct drive, just like a conventional For...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

Robert,....I probably use Ruckstell a bit different than most, but here's what works for me: I live in the densely populated Seattle/Tacoma area, and I drive my Ruckstell-equipped depot hack exactly like I always drove a conventional three-speed stick shift Ford or Chevrolet of the '50's. Remember, ...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 1553

I Miss the Ol' Timers

Not talking about original Model T Ford ignition "timers",....I mean I miss some of the ol' timers that used to post on the forum! Anybody else feel that way too? What ever happened to guys like Ray Elkins, Seth Harbuck, Ken Kopsky, Hap Tucker, Mike Walker, the Chaffins, and a bunch more I can't thi...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2131

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Dang! Thought I just posted a reply, but don't know where it went,...??? I'll try this again. If the advice you just got makes sense to you about dry cylinder walls, you might try something that I've been doing for awhile: I've had a problem now and then with an engine that doesn't want to start due...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Valve facing tool

Marshall V. Daut - I brought this back up to the top again, because you asked a question in regard to refacing valves, and if it is necessary to take "T" valves to a machine shop to be refaced,....???? I entered this discussion as I believe comments (altho' much to long-winded as is typical of me) I...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 2862

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

To add a bit to what Scott Conger said, the Neway valve seat cutting equipment he mentioned allows a three-angle valve seat, which is far superior to just an old-fashioned "lapping-in" valve job. In my opinion, the narrow and uniform width valve seat provided by a modern three-angle valve job goes a...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCF video
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: OCF video

Dallas - Very enjoyable video,....thanks so much for sharing,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 59342

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

Steve - I have to "second" what Brent Burger just said,....I have enjoyed following your OCF adventure immensely, and I really wonder how you had enough patience to photographicly (sp?) document the entire trip from your home in Kansas, the OCF itself, and the trip back home to Kansas, considering a...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Valve facing tool

Oops,...typo,....last line in my above post should read,....doesn't KNOW what it is!
by 2nighthawks
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Valve facing tool

Okay,...I just have to post just a bit more here, and then I'll "shut-up"! Promise! For what it's worth, with use of Neway valve seat cutting equipment (discussed in depth on this forum in the past), and an antique, hand-operated valve refacing tool like mine that I just described above, an excellen...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Valve facing tool

Scott C. - I have a very antique similar tool/fixture to the one pictured, except that mine appears to be of better manufacture & quality. Mine was originally sold by Warshawsky in Chicago, who I believe eventually became J.C. Whitney. The cutter was a carbide insert in a fixture that was adjustable...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forum Feature
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Forum Feature

Oh boy! So help me, I think I'm "losing it"! I must have been looking right by it, because after I just posted my previous post, I looked again and there it is!!! Weird! Guess I should avoid posting so late at night when I can't sleep. Sorry,.....disregard all of this,....harold :oops:
by 2nighthawks
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Missing Forum Feature
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Missing Forum Feature

Now that I'm back on the forum after my surgery, I don't see a forum feature that I used to use a lot. I used to use the feature that appeared at the top of the forum that you could "click" on that said something like,...."mark all topics red", or was it "mark all topics read". Anyway, I don't seem ...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Back! (...sorta')
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: I'm Back! (...sorta')

Thanks guys,......the encouraging words mean a lot!
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender Mythbuster ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Fender Mythbuster ?

Frank,....the guys above type faster than me and said it better anyway,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender Mythbuster ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Fender Mythbuster ?

That piece of metal is part of Ford's ongoing attempt at "modernizing", or maybe you'd say "streamlining". When the '24 came out with the new panel (can't remember what it's called) that fit under the radiator and served to hide the front spring, that piece of metal added to the front edge of the fe...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Back! (...sorta')
Replies: 10
Views: 960

I'm Back! (...sorta')

Got a real "surprise" two weeks ago. Went in for my annual "treadmill stress test" like I've done since 2 heart attacks in 1984. Cardiologist said my test this time was somewhat "abnormal" and scheduled me for whatever they call the test whereby they go up into the heart through a major blood vessel...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trailer damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Trailer damage?

"FJ" & Scott - I'll be darned! In checking Google, there's a Redneck Trailer Supply in Fresno, CA. that serves all the west coast too! Guess that'll teach me, huh? 😀.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trailer damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Trailer damage?

FJ - I'm not too sure that a "Redneck Trailer Supply" store would be very easy to find in the Columbus, Ohio area! :D .....harold