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by bobt
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire sidewall cracking
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Tire sidewall cracking

Try not to store / park rubber items around electric motors that run a lot. Electric motors put off ozone gas. When I was in high school, I pumped gas at a service station that also sold tires. They stored the new tires in a small room that had a HUGE air compressor in it. We even called the room "t...
by bobt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: akuret oil gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 418

akuret oil gauge

I want a akuret oil gauge for my 1915 touring A reproduction one would be fine. I tried all of the t suppliers and nobody has one. Any ideas? Thanks, bobt
by bobt
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: thermostat part number
Replies: 2
Views: 178

thermostat part number

Anybody know the part number for a 160 degree thermostat that I can buy at a local parts store? 1915 T touring. Thanks, bobt
by bobt
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: fan hitting crank start?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: fan hitting crank start?

I found out that my crank pulley was too large (about 3 1/2" across) I'm going to order a smaller one and a 23" belt. Sorry, No pictures, Technology is passing me by. Thanks for all the input. Bobt
by bobt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: fan hitting crank start?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

fan hitting crank start?

I would like to get rid of my water pump on my 1915 touring. With a 23" belt, my fan hits the crank start. I think a 23 1/2" belt would work but I can't find anything to fit. The model T belts jump from a 23" to a 25 7/8" My crank pulley measures 3.5" across. I just want belt that will go around the...
by bobt
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 13
Views: 570

New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

I bought a fuel shut off valve that mounts to the carb from Eckler's so I don't have to crawl under my 1915 touring to turn the gas off. The problem I'm having is the valve is getting harder and harder to turn. I now have to use pliers to shut the valve. Is anybody else having this problem or do I h...
by bobt
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

I own two T's, Both with Ruckstell's. You can make it easy or complicated to use them. This is only how I use them and I am not saying that this is correct but It works for me. First, remember that a Ruckstell has nothing to do with your transmission. Basically, it's a two speed REAR END. This is ho...
by bobt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1810

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

I think every engine has it's own personality and you have to find what it likes to start. You know the sequence for hot weather as you described. This is the way my 15 touring likes it in cooler weather. The first thing I do is open the throttle ALL the way open before I do my choking.Then-- Choke ...
by bobt
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: On...or...Off ???
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: On...or...Off ???

I put a SMALL pinpoint of green paint on the handle and another on the fuel line so when they line up, It's "on" Works for me. Bobt
by bobt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My first "free" start
Replies: 5
Views: 449

My first "free" start

Hello. I have just joined the hobby and own two model Ts. My favorite one is a 1915 touring. I've been doing a lot of tinkering and repairing and a lot of CRANKING to get the ol' gal on the road. anyway, I got my first "FREE" start last night! I have to say, at 70 years old, It was a feeling like I ...
by bobt
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Ruckstell shifts backwards?

IT'S FIXED!! Thanks for all the help and useful information. I removed the shift lock lever and installed it correctly and it now shifts like my 26. Cased closed! Thanks again, bobt
by bobt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Ruckstell shifts backwards?

Thank you mr. original smith. This is my first post on the forum. Is this the respect I will get on future questions? I think I'll just find another model T forum. bobt
by bobt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell shifts backwards?
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Ruckstell shifts backwards?

Hello. This is my first post. I own two model Ts. The first is a 1926 roadster and my favorite is by 1915 touring. Both cars have Ruckstell rear ends. On every Ruckstell rear I've seen, The arm on the rear end faces inward and the on the 1926, it does too. When the Ruckstell shift lever is FORWARD i...