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by rickg
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

my 24 Fordor had the same problem and we found that the frame was bent down at the motor mounts, check the squareness of the frame and it may fix your problem, it could also affect the door fit.

Rick
by rickg
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2280

Re: What have you done to your T this November

After three years i finally got my 24 Fordor back together and it started on the first push on the starter button, on mag i had to adjust my new U&J carb from Stan Howe, it killed every bug in a square mile from the smoke. I took it to storage and put the popcorn truck in the garage for finishing, m...
by rickg
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

The glass book shows two different windows for the Tudor, one fits the coupe 24-27and is 19" at the front and 197/8 at the rear, the glass shown for the Tudor is203/4 at the front and 21/12 at the rear, the coupe/tudor glass is part #G47c and the Tudor glass is G122.

Rick
by rickg
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identify Door
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Help Identify Door

The doors on my March 24 Fordor are aluminum on wood frames.

Rick
by rickg
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identify Door
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Help Identify Door

It's a right front door for a probably 26/27 fordor, i don't know when the all steel doors were first used, the back doors all have the angled rear bottom.

Rick
by rickg
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Wire Tube
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Horn Wire Tube

That should not be a hard job, if you can solder or braze it will be easy, make sure that the everything is clean and use 15% silver solder or a good brazing rod you may need a Mapp gas torch or oxy/actey - Propane won't get hot enough. That's my take.

Rick
by rickg
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1457

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

If you have a new Warford transmission you have to turn the turn the tube over, i installed grease fittings and grease it several times a year.

Rick
by rickg
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Aluminum Head Saver to Use
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: What Aluminum Head Saver to Use

I installed one in my top tank and after several months it had turned into a gray goo and had plugged some tubes and there were parts floating in the coolant, i removed the radiator and flushed everything out. I have not had a problem with corrosion. Remember it attaches to any bare metal, brass, co...
by rickg
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4697

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

After 31/2 years a friend came over and helped me, he connected the front wishbone and helped me install the radiator, i installed the the U&J carb and connected the gas line, i just need to tie up some wires and put water and oil in it make sure the battery is charged and take it for a spin to see ...
by rickg
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Bumpers--Front and Rear
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: 1927 Coupe Bumpers--Front and Rear

They were optional on 26/27 models, the frame is drilled from the factory, they were nickel plated, i installed the ones from the vendors they are stainless.

Rick
by rickg
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!
Replies: 45
Views: 1443

Re: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!

Jonah, swap meet is a misnomer as hardly any one will swap, they are trying to sell stuff, you can always ask if they will swap.

Rick
by rickg
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a club near me
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Looking for a club near me

the Smoky Ts cover all of east Tn and we have several members in your area for information call George Akin .

Rick Goelz
by rickg
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

i recognize some of those bandits. :lol:
Rick
by rickg
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2021

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

I have pulled my 26 coupe all over on a open trailer, i pull it backwards, the engine ends up between the axles, i wrap it with stretch wrap to prevent rock chips and other damage plus it keeps the visor from getting damaged, and the air moves over it better, i do the same with my 24 Fordor, i have ...
by rickg
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1774

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

I have them in my 26 coupe, been in there for16 years no problems last time i looked they were fine, that being said when i tore down my 24 Fordor they were worn flat and were locked up and wouldn't turn it was almost like they had been in a press.

Rick
by rickg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum doors...any idea what car they go on?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Aluminum doors...any idea what car they go on?

My march 1924 Fordor has aluminum doors as well as the upper rear panel.

Rick
by rickg
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commercial Bodies for Ford Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Commercial Bodies for Ford Cars

I grew up in Evansville and at one time there were several body mfg there, besides the Hercules bodies there was Graham Bros trucks and Briggs had a large plant there in later years they produced Plymouth bodies.

Rick
by rickg
Fri May 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Copper head gaskets

Try Antique Auto Ranch in Spokane, they have the copper gasket with the black core.

Rick
by rickg
Sat May 09, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA

Mike Rogers at Dreamworks in Leicester does good work, near Canton, number is828 775 1257
by rickg
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: Webinar

I have Cisco Webx that i use for other webinar sessions, will it work with this site ?

Thanks Rick
by rickg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

I use a wooden dowell and place it on the end of the cam and give it a few good whacks and they usually come right out.

Rick
by rickg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood steering wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: wood steering wheels

Thanks for the response, i have a new wheel ordered.

Rick
by rickg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood steering wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 640

wood steering wheels

Can someone tell me the contact information for the person who makes the great looking wood steering wheels ? i have checked the classified ads and the Vintage Ford magazine.

Thanks for your help

Rick Goelz
by rickg
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: pipe roller
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: pipe roller

You can purchase 2" soft copper in 50Ft rolls in type L and type K so bending or rolling is much easier, type L will have blue printing and Type K will be Green. K is very heavy.

Rick
by rickg
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 2423

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

It looks like you may need to remove the hogshead and get the correct mag ring which will require removing the engine.

Rick
by rickg
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

Put a short hook on a piece of coat hanger then pull the reflector out ,pulling in several places around it and it will come out, then remove the small cotter pin and turn the adjusting screw until it won't turn anymore and pull the socket out, it may take some pliers. :idea:
by rickg
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you separate two transmission drums?
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: How do you separate two transmission drums?

Wear gloves as those things can bite.

Rick
by rickg
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 5319

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

You need one square inch of free area of outside air for each 1000 btuh of input, you should also have a vented system if possible, I use a 18000 btuh infrared vent free radiant heater with a fan it keeps my oversize two car garage as warm as I need it, it is mounted 6.5 ft above the floor, it has a...
by rickg
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Tip-Top Timers in Spokane are the producers of the Anderson style timer, you could send it to them for repair.

Rick
by rickg
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 3481

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

The key phrase is "old" I am almost 80 and I know of several others in this age group, ailments and other things keep us off the forum, I didn't post for almost two years because of knee problems. I removed the engine from my 24 to repair a loose rod and changed the cam. a friend came over and helpe...
by rickg
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 2983

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Use type "L" copper it is a heavier wall it is also called refrigeration copper and use a flare fitting instead of a compression ferrule it wont crack. Think about your air conditioner or refrigerator running for years with high pressure up to 600 psi and add the compressor vibration and pulsing and...
by rickg
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Re: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel

I used a piece of 1/2" plywood on the back of the seat on my 26 coupe, I painted it and attached it to the package shelf with a couple of angle brackets, the battery is in a battery box mounted to the floor, I have a wood floor instead of the sheet metal.

Rick
by rickg
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: Timing with a New Day

Gary, I have the timing tool that is made by TW Timers and you are welcome to use it, I am in Farragut just off the Pellissippi Pkw. it is a great tool to set the timing.I have the bending tools also, the Ford timer settings are different so you may be off.

Rick
by rickg
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beware Classified Scammer
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Beware Classified Scammer

Good to see you posting again Sue.

Rick goelz
by rickg
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire carrier . What am I missing to mount it ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Tire carrier . What am I missing to mount it ?

That is the same one I have on my 24 Fordor, I had to remove it and weld it as one of the horizontal pieces was broken, I did it with the body off which makes it easier, there should be holes on the top of the frame for to mount it, 1/4" if I remember right.

Good luck

Rick
by rickg
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridge Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 4393

Re: Covered Bridge Tour

This is a great tour with a lot to see, be ready for some very rough roads they will loosen every bolt and screw on your car and dust, there is a car wash in town across from the DQ.

Rick
by rickg
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Seat Belt Install

Use large fender washers they will keep the brackets tight, I have closed cars and use them every time I get in the car, I would be leary of seat belts in a touring or roadster, if it makes you feel better install them, I don't think with six body to frame bolts the body will come off if yo get hit ...
by rickg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 3037

Re: Graphics on a Model T

Gary, The Charlie Brown Co. in Knoxville can make you vinyl transfers, the number is 522-8060 talk to Janice.

Rick Goelz
by rickg
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 396158

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

The gasket for the cap is called a Mack Basin washer.

Rick
by rickg
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted

Great video :) :) you all were lucky, George usually finds really dusty roads,you can't see the cars in front or behind, but it looks like a great tour.

Rick
by rickg
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 396158

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

Your Garmin GPS will work fine on six volts, just use the lighter plug that came with the unit and it will work fine, I transfer mine from my car or truck to the T with no problem, they run on 2.5 volts and the plug takes care of dropping the voltage.

Rick
by rickg
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

Re: flat towing a T

How did they tow the cars back in the day ?, there are still some wreckers around.

Rick
by rickg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For Those Who Make Their Own Penetrant...
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: For Those Who Make Their Own Penetrant...

Bill, 50/50 is correct.

Rick
by rickg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garnish Door Mounlding 1926-1927 Coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Garnish Door Mounlding 1926-1927 Coupe

Lang's has these new in their catalog.

Rick
by rickg
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 3605

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

I use a torque wrench extension which is similar to a crow foot wrench to get the two bolts under the firewall, I purchased it from McMaster-Carr.
by rickg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U & J owners ... adjustment question
Replies: 31
Views: 3697

Re: U & J owners ... adjustment question

This is interesting information, I have four U&J Carbs that were built by Stan, because of a knee issue, knee replacement and three additional surgeries I have been down for all of 18 and most of this year, I did get the engine back together, I removed a new Stipe .250 cam and installed a .280, I wa...
by rickg
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little snow in Montana
Replies: 24
Views: 4092

Re: Little snow in Montana

No snow here in the southland yet but we have rain, 5.5 " last Saturday, 13.5 for the month. TVA is spilling 3.5 Trillion gallons a second from the dams , this is water held to reduce flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi, they are forecasting another 1-2" this weekend.

Rick
by rickg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 5426

Re: Garage Space

I had two T's in the garage and we had a hail storm, very large hail, it destroyed the wife's car, so she got a new car and I rented a storage space and the t's were stored there.

Rick
by rickg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 8154

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Never :lol: , Here hold my beer!