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by 2nighthawks
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring a bell?
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: Ring a bell?

It does appear to maybe be some sort of steam engine or boiler appliance,...perhaps an injector?
by 2nighthawks
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T philosophy: What is a restoration?
Replies: 63
Views: 1761

Re: Model T philosophy: What is a restoration?

Do ya' suppose it ever happened in the factory that something went wrong and the assembly line had to make some sort of "substitution" because of running out of a supply of a certain part, and a hundred years later, some "purist" criticized a restoration because the car had a "wrong" style part that...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 962

Re: Folks and Fords

Dallas-AGREED! Neat TT! Great post Tom Rootlieb!
by 2nighthawks
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools and Spare Parts List for Touring? (Sizes of open-end wrenches?)
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: Tools and Spare Parts List for Touring?

Lots of good ideas here, but so far, nobody mentions fire extinguishers or first aid kit. Also, I think "what to carry" with you on a tour depends upon what kind of tour you're talking about. There's every kind of "tour" from a week-long multi=state tour, down to just a fun little afternoon ice crea...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve
Replies: 39
Views: 1328

Re: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve

......also, you said,....just got the car out,....if no work was recently done on the engine, but the car hasn't been run for quite some time, "sticky valves" could be the problem, in which case, I'd drive it for awhile with a bit of a bit of "top lube" in the gas tank to hopefully free up sticky va...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve
Replies: 39
Views: 1328

Re: Syptoms of stuck/burned exhaust valve

John Seelman - Does the "popping" come from the exhaust or intake (carburetor)? Makes a difference in what things to check for. Also, was any work done to the engine during the time between when it ran fine, and when the problems you described started? Again, makes a difference what things to check ...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine stuck, old man steamed
Replies: 66
Views: 3072

Re: Engine stuck, old man steamed

.....I should have mentioned what brought this to mind,......I know of two cases (one of which I was involved in at a club "work party" to replace all three band linings) and we had the "locked engine" problem on that job, AFTER the hogshead was tightened down. Hard to remember the exact details, bu...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine stuck, old man steamed
Replies: 66
Views: 3072

Re: Engine stuck, old man steamed

Steve - After your "cool-down period", unless something else comes to mind, I would just loosen the hogshead bolts and see if that frees things up. You mentioned that the engine turned BEFORE you installed the pan and the hogshead. Hope this helps,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: More pics

Tom - The "thanks for posting photos" comment I made on yesterdays "Rootlieb Photos" post should have been on this post! "THANKS" again for posting the great photos! You must have a great collection, and personally, I see quite a few that I've never seen before! Thanks again,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha list
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Chickasha list

I won't be able to attend this year, but I sincerely hope that this year's Chickasha pre-war swap meet is a huge success, because I have a feeling that the degree of "success" of this upcoming swap meet will have a lot to do with the continuation (or not) of Chickasha swap meets in the future!
by 2nighthawks
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Took the Ford in for service and
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Took the Ford in for service and

Tom Rootlieb - Meant to comment that you certainly have some beautiful photos and your sharing them here on the forum is greatly appreciated! Can't help but take particular note of the Ohio Ford Assembly Plant too! There's a very similar looking old Ford Assembly Plant here in Seattle near the south...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Took the Ford in for service and
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Took the Ford in for service and

Steve _ When I first saw that photo of the Wm O.McKay Ford dealership yesterday, I remembered you saying that your "Gramps" '24 TT truck was purchased new there. In expanding the size of the photo, it's very hard to tell, but by what i believe is the reflection of headlights, L/front hubcap and poss...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Model T or Model A Replacement Valve Guides ???
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Are These Model T or Model A Replacement Valve Guides ???

Allen - Thank you for getting me "straightened out" ref stock Model T valves and valve guides. Thanks to you, I did a bit more research which I should have done prior to my post above. Thanks to you, I have learned that the integral cast & machined in block valve guides when badly worn, or when valv...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Thank you Mark, Gene and Dan. On one hand, lots to think about here. On the other hand, I think you're right Dan,....I may be "over-thinking" all of this, and it does appear that what you posted looks to be pretty easy to duplicate, an as Gene says, many guys just make their own support. Seems like ...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Model T or Model A Replacement Valve Guides ???
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Are These Model T or Model A Replacement Valve Guides ???

Steven - Model T valve guides are one piece, and the straight stemmed T valves can be pulled right out of the solid one piece guides. Model A valves however, have a valve stem that is "mushroomed" at the bottom and would not be able to be pushed into or out of one piece guides like Model T straight ...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Dan Treace - I should probably make this a separate post, but then again, might be that this is a good place to ask a question of you (or anybody else) that might have had experience that would answer my question: I bought a '26 touring that has an original iron Warford already installed. It works v...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What safety wire?
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: What safety wire?

Hmmm,....call me crazy, but somehow, the two terms,...."safety wire" and Harbor 'Freight don't quite sound quite right to me!
by 2nighthawks
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zoom’n (in color)
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Zoom’n (in color)

Tom - What a beautiful post! Scrolling down thru' those beauties would be a good way for any "T" guy to start their day!
by 2nighthawks
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change oil in the rearend?
Replies: 23
Views: 1101

Re: Change oil in the rearend?

If drilling & tapping and adding a drain plug, it seems like perhaps a magnetic drain plug would be a good idea, not only to hopefully attract ferrous metal particles that occur from future normal wear, but also in case any metal particles are inadvertently left in housing from drilling. What do you...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??
Replies: 30
Views: 1479

Re: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??

Sorry Walt,....symultaneous typing! :D .....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??
Replies: 30
Views: 1479

Re: Disc Brakes--Yes/No??

Until last year, I had 5 Model T's and one Model A. Because of not enough storage space, I "came to my senses" and sold one Model T.....didn't want to sell, but HAD to :(! One thing I miss is that the Model T I sold had very good brakes, that is, "comparatively speaking" for stock Model T's. It was ...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 29
Views: 1881

Re: New Langs catalog came today

I put in a request for a new catalog a couple weeks ago, but still have not received one! I'm starting to think that maybe you have to order a part or something to get a catalog! Not that I see anything wrong with that though,....I'm sure that putting out a new catalog is a very time consuming and e...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Guess I'm "a little late to the show" here, but I meant to comment that I regard the coating of the inside of a Model T engine with anything as ,...."over=restoration".
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inside (original) oil line cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Inside (original) oil line cleaning

As an "aside" to this subject (for what it's worth) I think one of the most important advantages of wood band linings is that wood eliminates the lint that occurs with woven band linings!
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Needed !
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Information Needed !

Oops! Wrong side of the big blue lake! Thanks David.
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Needed !
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Information Needed !

Steve - I was about to suggest that you might contact "Ron the Coilman" direct rather than wait to see if he "chimes in" here on the forum, because I'm thinking that he might not be too active on the forum right now as he's probably been pretty busy lately, not only because he just moved to Wisconsi...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very long ride
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Very long ride

Just to add a bit to the good advice Steve provided concerning spare gasoline and specifically, about running board gas cans, if you might decide to purchase a set of the 3-can running board set offered by the major Model T parts suppliers, unless things have changed recently, if those "re-pop" cans...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 29
Views: 1881

Re: New Langs catalog came today

I have a 2019 Langs catalog,.....it that the one you guys are talking about, or is there a newer one?
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1848

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

John Warren - Looks like a fun tour! Beautiful pictures,...thanx for posting. We all needed a bit of sunshine and it's very welcome even if just in pictures. Question - Just wondering what one has to do to be the "coolest driver?" Original Smith - Sorry you had problems. What went wrong with your ze...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 1345

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

Nickolas - Lots of good advice on this thread you started and I would add just a bit more. Norm Kling mentioned having a club roster along with you, and Norm and others have mentioned that many folks from both Model T and Model A clubs would be willing to help if needed. In that vain, I would add ju...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

Rich J. - Because I have only had experience with stock Ford factory Model T and Model A mechanical brakes, this is pretty much conjecture on my part, but to add to what SurfCityGene told you, I would also think that you would do well to stick with wire wheels rather that wood wheels. I'm sure that ...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: NOS???

Jonah - One more thing I should have said in my post just above: I wonder how many other old guys besides me have read something here on the forum, and would be willing to admit that they have often had to say to themselves,...."well I'll be darned! I didn't know that!" I know I have, and I personal...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 1023

Re: NOS???

Jonah - For what it's worth, you did "NOT" ask a "stupid question"! As you can see, a lot of "sage wisdom" has been written here by several very knowledgable people! I betting that many who have read this thread besides you, have have gained some very valuable and "GOOD TO KNOW" information here due...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

.....oops! My first mention of the company name in my post above was incorrect. It's "etrailer.com". Sorry....dang "autocorrect" just did it again! Automatically omitted the "e" from etrailer.com!
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

A suggestion to add a bit to what "Dellpound" just posted, I think an online company by the name of "trailer.com" would be a good place to make a wise selection of high quality tie-downs. They might cost you $40 or $50 each, but high quality for sure! I purchased a set of four ratcheting wheel baske...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

FWIW,....whenever towing any type car hauler trailer, I think it's very advisable to have a set of modern nylon ratchet straps with you, especially if it's a one-time/first-time car hauling job. The reason I mention "a set" of ratchet straps is because you can almost always pick up a blister pack se...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flywheels
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Flywheels

Somewhere, a long time ago, I seem to remember reading a list of all of (or, maybe at least a lot of...) the many "improvements" that caused the '26 and '27's to be nicknamed "the new improved Ford". Maybe the additional machining done on the flywheels was one of those "improvements". (???)
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 1287

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

To add to what bnchief said, we all know that when doing any work that involves electrical wiring or anything electrical, it's always a good safety measure to "disconnect the battery", and a master safety switch is much quicker and more convenient than disconnecting a battery cable.
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

Stan - I have an Interstate enclosed trailer that I am very happy with, but I have to admit that in the couple years I've had it, I probably only have a thousand or so miles on it. So I can't really tell you much about the trailer except that I am very happy with it so far. What I can tell you about...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought I had seen it all...
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Thought I had seen it all...

Bill Dizer - .....they would only be on the intakes, because there's only vacuum at work on the intakes, but no vacuum on the exhaust valve, and besides,.....the exhaust valve stems would be too hot for those little felt seals and just bake them to a crisp! ......harold
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought I had seen it all...
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Thought I had seen it all...

Oops! As usual for me, I used "too many words" with my post above about my "cheapo" intake valve guide seals! Forget what I said about my little seal device spring "adding" a bit to valve spring pressure! In thinking more about it, those little added valve guide seal springs would actually work slig...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought I had seen it all...
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Thought I had seen it all...

Joe Bell- Les Schubert is exactly right. I don't know if there's any connection or not, but many years ago, I explained on the old forum, a method I used to make cheap but effective intake valve guide seals out of cheap standard hardware items, easy to make & install on my good running but worn & lo...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2257

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Stan - Not to "clutter up" this interesting discussion on timers, but as an "aside", noticed something else interesting (to me at least) the address on the box of that timer,...2320 Michigan Ave in Chicago. That location is three blocks south on Michigan Ave of Chicago Technical College, where I got...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

Gonenorth - Yup! Chile,.....don't know why I said Argentina (???) If I'd just said "South America" that probably would have been better as I at least wouldn't have been "wrong", .... :roll: Thanx for the correction, ....harold
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

Just thought of something else that might be worth considering, and maybe someone else has had experience with the tires I'm about to mention: About 10 years ago, I bought a very nice, driver grade, '27 Model T depot hack from the family of the late Pete Cosner (R.I.P.) of the Long Beach CA Model T ...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

I have a set of Sears Allstate 4:50 x 21"s (Nylon whitewalls) on my '29 Briggs Model A Town Sedan which I drive regularly around town, and I never even give any thought to the "flat spot" thing at all, because if they do in fact develop "flat spots", I certainly never feel them. It might be noted th...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1737

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Thoughts of McDonald Pass brings back lots of memories Stan,.....used to be a "big deal" to take out-of-state visitors up to Frontier Town for dinner, but I'm sure Frontier Town is long gone, huh? I'll bet there's at least one heck of a neat home up there still though if nothing else! What a firepla...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 917

"T" Parts Terminology

I guess maybe due to COVID, I've had just a bit too much time, sitting around "contemplating" things, some of which really don't really matter. (....altho' it does sometimes lead to confusion.) However, in this regard, I can't help but notice that not only on the forum, but even in well known and re...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1737

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Stan - Glad you had a good birthday,...keep on havn' 'em! Someone (...think it was Steve Jelf) said that when you get old enough, "everything someone says reminds you of something", and, a month now into my 80th year, I guess Im "old enough"! Well, you did it to me Stan, and your speaking of McDonal...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1737

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Well,....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan, whenever it is! Yeah,....think that "cleaning up the shop" thing over very carefully! For sure,....it'll slow you down two different ways! First, the time it take to do the "cleaning up" will slow you down, and second,....you'll spend the next year or two wasting time b...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving question
Replies: 42
Views: 2063

Re: Driving question

Sorry to add to this already much too long of a thread to answer a simple question, but I would like to mention a handy tip to make close maneuvering easier, safer, and to add some "peace of mind". Centering the hand brake lever to "lock-in neutral" prior to intricate maneuvers like parallel parking...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1533

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

Ray S. - This is get'n complicated, and it's kinda' hard to visualize, but if you think about it, on that 4th upward pull of the crank, you would have exhausted the first one that "intook" a fuel charge, and another one that "intook" a fuel charge, would have been compressed and then "de-compressed"...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1533

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

....to put it another way,....one upward pull on the crank, or, one stroke, equates to one intake stroke in one cylinder,....the second upward pull on the crank, (second stroke) equates to second intake stroke on a second cylinder,.....AND THAT IS ENOUGH CHOKE! Any more will flood the engine!
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1533

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

Dan Treace - You described my method exactly, except for one thing: I would not have used the word,..."revolutions". In describing my method, I'd say, only choke on two strokes (not revolutions). To me, a "stroke" is one upward pull on the hand crank,....that is, one upward pull on the crank, from a...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1361

Re: Drill Bit Quality

Steve - YUP! Not only did I take a typing class in high school in 1958, but I think as far as education, that's the only thing I ever insisted on with my four boys. I made them all take typing, because I was pretty sure that what was originally called "the standard keyboard" was going to "survive" i...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Drill Bit Quality

Sorry about posting the above for a second time,.....I was interrupted from the forum by a "CRASH" in the kitchen, which turned out do be a dropped bottle of salad dressing, and which of course required my "assistance" in clean-up operations, and when I got back to this, I thought I had not posted i...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Drill Bit Quality

Yesterday 12/12, Ignacio Valdes started a post entitled "Drilling Steel?". Ignacio eventually solved his problem of difficulty in drilling steel, apparently by purchase of what was obviously a very high quality set of "Milwaukee" drill bits. Within that same post, Stan Howe posted what i consider so...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1361

Drill Bit Quality

Yesterday 12/12, Ignacio Valdes started a post entitled "Drilling Steel?". Ignacio eventually solved his problem of difficulty in drilling steel, apparently by purchase of what was obviously a very high quality set of "Milwaukee" drill bits. Within that same post, Stan Howe posted what i consider so...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 244
Views: 23474

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert:
Oops! Brain fog! I knew that the "T" that you and your daughter were (and are) working on was a touring, but I guess I had just been reading several speedster posts on the internet and here on the forum,...sorry,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 244
Views: 23474

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert G. - Thanks for the reply,....I think that more modern valve spring compressor that Steve Jelf showed (....that he paid $2 for) is actually designed for doing valve work on modern overhead valves with the head(s) off of the engine just might work well,....and I gotta' admit,....I never really...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 244
Views: 23474

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert G. - First of all, thanks so much for documenting all of your (and daughters) work with write-up and great photos! Have been following, and as such, been wondering if you ever obtained what you might consider a suitable valve spring compressor, as you apparently did not care for the one you'd...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rocky mountain brake question
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: rocky mountain brake question

I guess I really should stay out of this discussion, but, here goes..... :roll: I'm definitely "not the brightest bulb in the marquis", and now into my 80th year, which doesn't help either, but I have to say, even I have learned a lot from this forum by regular participation in it for many years, an...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rocky mountain brake question
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: rocky mountain brake question

Larry,....in my opinion, that would have happened long ago, except for liability issues nowadays in this super litigious society we live in,....in other words,....there's a reason for all those lawyer jokes! Sad but true,... :roll: .....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1377

Re: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?

Mike,....A few years ago, I bought a pretty good sized roll of some sort of aluminum wire at a yard sale for five bucks! One of the best "fivers" I've ever spent,....use it quite often for all kinds of stuff! And Mark,...not tryn' to be a "wise-guy", but I guess I carry a hammer so that I don't have...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Christmas village
Replies: 13
Views: 1453

Re: Model T Christmas village

.....notice how every one of those Model T's are parked at a weird angle, taking up all of what could have been 3 parking spaces, just to avoid the possibility of "door dings! Such nerve !!! .....right?
by 2nighthawks
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1690

Re: points and condenser

Seems like it's very seldom that anybody talks about the fact that Ford went to the distributor/single coil ignition system in the new 1928 Model A (as did most of the rest of the automobile industry) and nobody ever looked back for 40 or 50 years until electronic ignition systems took over. And I w...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Hmmm,.....in thinking about this, maybe someone who has the time, skills, and access contacts to look at original Ford drawings (original design drawings as well as "change" drawings) to see if that little hole, and other hood shelf minor details might appear,...??? Might be that if these parts were...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

John - The "notch" shown in Richs' most recent two photos is the type of "notch" I had in mind in my 6:59 post of 11/26 above. That makes more sense to me for water "drainage" than a hole centered vertically as shown in the original post. Mention has been made in this thread that possibly several di...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

I have to agree with Rich Eagle. I don't quite buy the drain hole for water thing, because, first of all, those hood shelves are not exactly a "water-tight" fit to the surface they rest on to begin with, plus, if the intention was for a "water drain hole", it seems like a more effective opening woul...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1621

Re: Traded in my T

.....oops,...."TYPO! Meant to say that you'll enjoy the Model A! (....not sure if it's "fat fingers" or "lame brain",....but probably a combination of both! :oops:
by 2nighthawks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1621

Re: Traded in my T

Neil - I have to "echo" what Dennis just said! I have a '29 Model A Briggs Town Sedan, plus several Model T's, and love them all! It seems that there are quite a few "old Ford folks" that own both Model T's and Model A's, but then there seem to be quite a few Model T guys that absolutely HATE Model ...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 631

HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. MARINES !!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all U.S. Marines,....from me,... H.R. Schwendeman, USMCR 1963 to 1969.

Today is the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps,....."SEMPER FI"
by 2nighthawks
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: We Are Moving to Petoskey, Michigan
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: We Are Moving to Petoskey, Michigan

Ron - If you have long-standing ties with that part of Michigan, you are no doubt aware of this, but there is a website called "The Leland Report", originally started long ago by Keith Burnham and one of his sons, who is now gradually becoming more and involved with the running of The Leland Report ...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Christmas Parade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: 13T - Christmas Parade Question

Jim - What you say is very true,...the fact that parades can be very hard on bands. However, if you are careful in your driving, it is possible to minimize the extra wear on the low band. While parades are usually a lot of "stop-and-go" slow speed driving, you can wait until there quite a gap ahead ...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1826

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

.....and, if he had indeed made such a "misteak", he'd have been sure to catch it on the first "poofread"!
by 2nighthawks
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1826

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Steve - A couple very minor suggestions that you might consider adding to your excellent "flat tire" tips (unless already included but missed by me) and understand that you won't "hurt my feelings" if you don't use them: :D Rather than the little plastic "cheapie" valve stem caps that most tire stor...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Hey,...those pioneers used to grease those wagon wheel hubs with animal fat, and they made it all the way from Independence, Missouri to Oregon!!! :lol:
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Hmmm,.....I think I'm sorry I ever brought this up! Mark thinks the marine grease he tried may have "separated" and became thinner, and Dan tried what he called "white marine grease" and said that in two years or so, it became hard and "caked". Well, I can honestly say that I didn't just try the mar...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Mark - Thank you for the post,....very surprising and I'm thinking that some more research is in order. I know that for many years, a lot of very heavy boats have been hauled long distances on two and even three axle trailers, but never heard of boat trailer wheel bearings failing because of the typ...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

Norman Kling - The grease requirements you mentioned are basically the reasons for which I buy grease from marine or boating supply stores. Marine supply stores sell grease that is designed for use on boat trailer wheel bearings, and I just figure that whatever "waterproof" qualities are present in ...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"

One other thing that convinces me of how much gasoline can evaporate just because of the daily inhale/exhale of the gas tank thru' the vent hole because of temperature change, is something you reminded me of Norm: Besides the Model T I talked about above, that's inside the garage about a hundred mil...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"

John C. - I agree, draining the tank is always the best idea, but you kinda' missed one of the points that I was trying to make,....is that once in awhile, you just sorta' get "caught", because the last time you drove the car, you didn't realize that THAT was gonna' be the last time for the year, be...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"

For what it's worth, I have solved a problem that I have experienced several times during a lifetime of Model T and Model A ownership. Not sure how many others have had similar "experiences", but I have had several instances whereby partial tankfuls of gasoline have COMPLETELY evaporated when a car ...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Model T governor fan

Only thing I can find online that pertains to fan operated governor for Model T Ford engine is excellent video of Bud Merz (deceased-R.I.P.) and his son Robert Merz excellent videos showing operation of fan operated governor on the Merz Model T powered "buzz saw". however, can find nothing showing i...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1154

Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Just personal opinion here, but I buy grease cartridges for my grease guns at a marine store. It's especially made for boat trailer wheel bearings, and I just figure that if it's good for boat trailer wheel bearings that are submersed regularly in water during launching (especially salt water) I wou...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.

Been kind of expecting to see David Dewey "chime in" here as he is very knowledgeable about steam, and I believe he has a steam engine about this size,....???
by 2nighthawks
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford folks
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Ford folks

Dallas - Yeah, that sailor's got a lot invested in "accessories" on that runabout, but what he REALLY needed was a new set of tires to replace those "baldies"! Lets see,....windshield visor, spotlight, dogbone & motometer, rear spare tire carrier, parking lights on rear fenders, demountables on fanc...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a trailer !
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Looking for a trailer !

I bought a 28' enclosed vee-nose Interstate trailer from "Trailers Plus" two years ago. The particular model I bought is called an All Sport, which is a combination toy hauler and auto hauler. Not your typical "toy hauler" as it is built heavy duty to enable hauling full size automobiles, which many...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great Magazine Article
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Great Magazine Article

.....well, I guess that shows how "computer illiterate" I am, because when I typed the company name and address in, after posting, the blue "click -on" link appeared! Now I know how THAT works! :oops:
by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheel Lug Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Wire Wheel Lug Nuts

Jim - I'm gonna' start by saying this most of what I'm about to write is conjecture on my part, but here's what I perceive as the problem: Not sure how much your car and of course the chrome lug nuts are exposed to "the elements", but I'm betting that this is what's going on: I believe that there ar...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1256

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Allan - When you visualize what happens at the carburetor end (or "fork" end) of the rod, in a full 360 degree rotation of the fork ends of the rod inserted in the two little holes in the horizontal piece at the top of the carburetor adjustment, at one setting, the one fork "tine" end of the fork is...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great Magazine Article
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Great Magazine Article

I just today, received my Vol. 49, No. 29 issue of "Old Cars" Fall Hershey Issue, which contains a 3-page article with photos, entitled "Model T Heaven", and subtitled "Antique Auto Ranch offers original Tin Lizzie parts & more". A very interesting and well written article about Antique Auto Ranch o...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2250

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

This is all "personal opinion" so take it for what it's worth. My first Model T (stock engine) had a water pump on it when I bought the car in 1978. I took the water pump off and noticed no difference in the running or cooling of the engine. Just an occasional "gurgle" from the radiator after shutti...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 2194

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Sorry about the "double post"! Computer very slow to post and fooled me,....didt'n think it posted the first time!
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 2194

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Very interesting thread and some great pictures of some very nice work. Just wondering Chad,...the one photo of the front end that shows other than Model A king pins. Is that a Model A front end with later Ford front end brakes, spindles, king pins, etc, etc? Just wondering,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 2194

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Very interesting thread and some great pictures of some very nice work. Just wondering Chad,...the one photo of the front end that shows other than Model A king pins. Is that a Model A front end with later Ford front end brakes, spindles, king pins, etc, etc? Just wondering,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car stopped runnning on magneto today
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Car stopped runnning on magneto today

Might be that your crankshaft endplay has been "marginal" for some time, and then all of a sudden conditions caused it to be a bit more than "marginal",.....???
by 2nighthawks
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: Model T cutaway video

AdminJeff/MTFCA - Not sure who to, and exactly where to, present this suggestion, so for now, I will just post here: I personally think that Irish club member John O'Neill has done such a wonderful job on this color-coded cut-away Model T power plant, that I can't help thinking that someone from MTF...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 2176

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

Take particular note of exactly how many turns from fully closed to normal running setting of your carburetor adjustment is, and memorize the setting, or, especially if you have more than one "T", maybe even write it down! It's not uncommon to have difficulty in getting your "T" engine started after...