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by kelly mt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

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

I use a 250,000 btu Modine propane heater and wood. I use the propane heater to take the edge off in the morning then wood. I use a mobile home size propane unit to keep my machine shop at 40* which is a good working temp. The coldest I've seen in the shop is +2*, that was a bit to cold to work in.
by kelly mt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

Yes, good advice. Thanks.
by kelly mt
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

Got the Rocky Mountain brakes installed on my speedster. It might even stop now.
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by kelly mt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

After years of needing and wanting a car lift I finally found a used one and got it going last week. This is the first T I lifted with it, I'm getting ready to put a set of RM brakes on my Speedster. Happy camper for sure.
by kelly mt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Roadsters New Top
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Roadsters New Top

Nice work!
by kelly mt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 vs 11 tooth pinion
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: 10 vs 11 tooth pinion

I'm running the set up Scott mentions. 10 tooth with a KC Warford and a built motor in a 27 Tudor. It is a great set up here in the mountains of Montana and Idaho. I never have to use low pedal unless I creeping over rocks on a logging road.
by kelly mt
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

Got one on my speedster. This one came with a Model A cap and T era wings & Moto-meter.
by kelly mt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

I put a Prus head on a motor with 80 over pistons and had plenty of contact with a test fit and no head gasket. I used a bur on the head and got clearance. Every hole needed work. 80 over is tight with a HC head.
by kelly mt
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 49
Views: 4113

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

One of our favorite day trips is up to Troy, MT on the Bull River Hwy, MT 56. In this picture we are crossing the Kootenay River at Troy. We usually go over to Kootenay Falls just up stream and walk across the swinging bridge.
by kelly mt
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Safety Hub Options Preference and Opinions

I'm running a set of Stoltz hubs on my Roadster. No issues, work great.
by kelly mt
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2125

Re: How cold do you drive?

I take my T's out all winter but I wait for the roads to freeze tight. No salt on the county roads. It's usually in the 20's when I drive so it's pretty nice.
by kelly mt
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WINTR IS COMMING
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: WINTR IS COMMING

27* yesterday morning. Snow just above us in the mountains. Some places here in Montana got 4 feet of snow. Way to early for all this.
by kelly mt
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 4075

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

Used the old 25 TT to haul the drive chain off the excavator back to the shop to repair a broken link. That chain weighs a couple hundred pounds.
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by kelly mt
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Our club visited a Hutterite Colony a couple weeks ago and the kids were great. They got rids to.
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by kelly mt
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1352

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

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This is how I got the screw out of my trans. The bore scope plugs into the computer USB port. I could not get an angle to grab the screw except through that screw hole. A magnet couldn't get it.
by kelly mt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: Wearing straw hats

Don't forget the speedster bunch.
by kelly mt
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

Scott, they were stock cotton linings that were old and came apart. It was my first T so lack of experience and an unknown road added up. That road was like driving off a ball, it just kept getting steeper.
by kelly mt
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

I lost the brakes in my Roadster on a very steep mountain road over in Idaho and the last thing I wanted was seat belts. I wanted ejection seats!
by kelly mt
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4421

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

Neal, what paint are you using?
by kelly mt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How do you post pictures?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: How do you post pictures?

Another way is to drag and drop a photo right into your message box. Just open a folder with your pictures in a minimized window and then just drag it over and drop it in the message box you are typing in. Works slick.
by kelly mt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4421

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

Finished up the August overhaul on the 23 Speedster and took it for a run. I kind of miss all the knocking it did. Well maybe not. This little speedster runs right along.
by kelly mt
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5205

Re: What have you done to your T in August

John, yes it's quite a fan. That thing moves a lot of air. New car so I'm not sure I need all that fan yet.
by kelly mt
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5205

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Got the motor set in the speedster. Hope to have it running tomorrow.
by kelly mt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5205

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Got the speedster motor finished tonight. Ready to set in the car.
by kelly mt
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5205

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Started assembling the speedster motor yesterday. Hope to be back on the road soon.
by kelly mt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inductive Tachometer
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Inductive Tachometer

I have one on my Tudor like you describe, but I have a distributor. I use it for top end driving. I run 48 to 50 pretty regular. I have an overdrive Warford and like to keep an eye on the RPM. Don't know that they will work with coils.
by kelly mt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5205

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Finished cleaning up the valve seats and ground the valves. Got the bend in the crank to .0005". Waiting for gaskets and paint.
by kelly mt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19705

Re: Foto of the Day

I do like this moon shot.
by kelly mt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5205

Re: What have you done to your T in August

My new speedster had some bad noises so I pulled it down. The odd measurement in the clutch turned out to be the retaining bolt left and everything moved back running on the 4th main. The center main and two rods were very loose. The front cam bearing was bad. Looked like it was new but the locating...
by kelly mt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 49
Views: 4113

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

We do a lot of day trips around our area, lots to see and little traffic. One of our favorites is the Bull River Hwy, MT Hwy 56. It runs up between the Cabinet Mountains and the West Cabinets for about 35 miles with Bull River running down the middle.
by kelly mt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19705

Re: Foto of the Day

Fall always gives me lots of photo ops. Love the color contrasts.
by kelly mt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2842

Re: Show us your TT

My 1925 TT. Great old truck.
by kelly mt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6940

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Got the motor apart today and found the clutch disc drum retaining bolt came out which allowed the clutch to move to the rear. Also found the low drum is cracked. the reverse band liner is falling apart with lint and fiber everywhere and #3&4 rods are loose. Mains this afternoon. Also has a fiber ca...
by kelly mt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6940

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

The new speedster has to many things to fix and adjust so I pulled the motor which will make them all much easier to fix. Going to adjust all the bearings, see what's up with the cam end play, re-line the bands and see if I have two piece valves. I'm also adding a outside oiler. Who knows what else ...
by kelly mt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6940

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Working to find a knock in the new speedster. It has quite the fan, one piece aluminum. Also, any idea who made this distributor drive?
by kelly mt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19705

Re: Foto of the Day

Here's one you might have driven by Richard. This was on our Salmon River Country tour.
by kelly mt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

I think Smith & Jones used to sell them.
by kelly mt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

The manifold was an unfinished casting that I picked up on ebay. I had to make the carb adapter and the finish work on the manifold.
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by kelly mt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

There is a guy in L. A. that makes kits for the SR, good quality. I ran a fuel pump and a regulator on my SR. My reading indicates a gravity float and needle and a pressure float and needle. I set the reg. at 1.5 psi. My SR has an accelerator pump and it works good. I get good mpg and it will idle g...
by kelly mt
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front axle question.
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Front axle question.

Can someone tell me about this axle? It's on a speedster I just bought.
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by kelly mt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 113
Views: 10782

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

Good stuff Rich. I like how you see things.
by kelly mt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 7079

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Our club just finished a 300 mile ghost town tour in the mountains here in Montana. About half of the miles was on dirt. Some of the grades were extremely steep. Amazing what the old T can do. Definitely period correct roads.
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by kelly mt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19705

Re: Foto of the Day

Joan likes to hang out the window and get the front of the T in the shot but as you look deeper into the photo other things catch the eye.
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by kelly mt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19705

Re: Foto of the Day

This is along the Flathead River looking east to the Mission Mountains. I love coming around this corner and seeing the Missions.
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by kelly mt
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19705

Re: Foto of the Day

We go down to the river on nights we expect red sunsets. On this evening the smoke was real heavy as the whole region was burning on this year. Makes for great picture taking.
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by kelly mt
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Fuel pump

Look on ebay, search for electric fuel pumps. They run between $15 to $50. The USA pumps are higher. Come in 6v or 12v. Check the description for low pressure pumps. I'm running a low pressure cube pump and also use a pressure regulator to feed my Winfield carb. As mentioned, aux. brakes are a must ...
by kelly mt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fords on 9N tractor valve retainers for a T engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Fords on 9N tractor valve retainers for a T engine?

I'm running the Chevy valves, T springs and 9N Ford tractor spring retainers on two cars. It's a good fit.
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by kelly mt
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: foot throttle

Scott, I would be interested if the OP is not. Thanks, PK.
by kelly mt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stripped threads in block
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Stripped threads in block

I used this thread repair on my last problem. I like them better than Helicoils. One caution, one experienced guy on here has said to be careful as some thread holes are close to the water jacket. Ez-Lok from McMaster Car.
by kelly mt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2085

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

Where are you guys finding blades? I found some good quality fine blades but no course blades. I forget the TPI.
by kelly mt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 2085

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

My old Marvel #2 saw lifts the blade on the forward stroke.
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by kelly mt
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tour Dogs !!
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Tour Dogs !!

Bandit the truck/cow dog.
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by kelly mt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Unsafe site notice from Mcafee?
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Unsafe site notice from Mcafee?

All of a sudden today, my Mcafee virus program is telling me this site is not as safe as it should be. Anyone else seeing this?
by kelly mt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Magnet Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Magneto Magnet Questions

Tony, yes this motor has a Bosch front plate distributor. So I did remove the magnets and put on slingers. At least when they come off the damage is minimal.

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by kelly mt
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Magnet Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: Magneto Magnet Questions

I found two magnets broken on my last motor. I could see the break from the metal fuzz collected along the edges of the break. They stood out pretty clear.
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by kelly mt
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Little snow in Montana
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Little snow in Montana

Got the blower fixed just in time.
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by kelly mt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stromberg OF choke question
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Re: Stromberg OF choke question

This is my set up. I used a choke cable with a knob that looks like the original choke control. Also used a spring. Works good.
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by kelly mt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: photo gallery

The two I had to resize were 5184x3456 and 2.59 MB.
by kelly mt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: photo gallery

I posted three pictures tonight. I had trouble a few days ago but found some of my pictures needed to be reduced just a little. Posted a 25,26 & 27. Pretty cool.
by kelly mt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show your T
Replies: 27
Views: 2289

Re: Show your T

I tried posting to the gallery and when I clicked on continue, it thinks for a while and takes me to a blank page. ?
by kelly mt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cooke City Highway in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Cooke City Highway in Montana

Joss. The Billings club is having a tour this July 16-20. They are including the Bear Tooth Hwy. Add is in the Sept./Oct Vintage Ford page 12.
by kelly mt
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cooke City Highway in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Cooke City Highway in Montana

Yes, bring your coat, scarf and gloves. That is one of the best roads I've driven in a T. Fantastic!
by kelly mt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CALLING ALL TT OWNERS - BRAKES
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: CALLING ALL TT OWNERS - BRAKES

I bought a used original set for my TT from Dave Husen last fall. He had another set or two. He's on the forum classifieds.
by kelly mt
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC Warford std vs KC Warford TT/ speedster?
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: KC Warford std vs KC Warford TT/ speedster?

I'm running a KC Warford with a 4.1 diff. in my 27 Tudor. It is a great combo for running in the mountains of Montana and Idaho. We do a lot of logging road over the mountain type driving and the gearing is just right for both off or on highway. The KC is pretty quiet also.
by kelly mt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pictures of why "ALL" lifters have to be Butt, New, or Used!
Replies: 12
Views: 2179

Re: Pictures of why "ALL" lifters have to be Butt, New, or Used!

I followed this advice on my last three motors. The new adjustable lifters had a tit in the face of every lifter and the bolt head were not flat or square. I ground the surfaces in my Black & Decker valve machine and as Herm says they stayed in adjustment and the cam lobe looks real good. BTW, they ...
by kelly mt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My and Your TT trucks
Replies: 51
Views: 3977

Re: My and Your TT trucks

My 25 TT has been rebuilt. This is one of my favorite pictures of my TT. I love to see these old TT trucks in their work clothes.
by kelly mt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: new piston rings
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: new piston rings

I rebuilt a motor last year with iron pistons that had been drilled with six holes around the lower ring groove. In asking about this I was told that period racers did this. These were old standard size pistons. I wouldn't do that on a road car. I also found a set of pistons with the second groove d...
by kelly mt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Test Pic
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Test Pic

Just testing posting a picture.

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by kelly mt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 7125

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

I had quite a time resizing. Ended up using Photo Editor. Now, if it will post.