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by Mountainrider
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto battery charger
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Magneto battery charger

Does it matter if the diode is before or after the the 1156 bulb? I made mine magneto, bulb, diode, then battery. Searching old threads it’s say magneto, diode, bulb, then battery. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/494541.jpg Been running it a year that way. No I’ll effects that I can tell.
by Mountainrider
Sat May 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old find today
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Old find today

From my farther baby book
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I have a picture of my grandfather on his early Indian Chief motorcycle but non of his Ford.
by Mountainrider
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peddlers box #3
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Peddlers box #3

In black primer just to see what it looks like on the chassis.

I hope I didn’t go too tall
by Mountainrider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peddlers box #3
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Peddlers box #3

This is my current sign. Going to expand on it
by Mountainrider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peddlers box #3
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Peddlers box #3

With some time off, beside my Honey do list, finding the time to make my peddlers box taller.
by Mountainrider
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Front Tire Wear

I’ve had a few days off this week so I finished up the from end maintenance. Took her out today to get some fresh gas and some fresh air. Seemed to drive nice and straight and the steering seemed more precise. Got a free start at the gas station and another when I went to put her in the garage. Sweet
by Mountainrider
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Front Tire Wear

Ford Service book shows 1 1/2” camber for each wheel for my car. Is that because of the poor roads back then? Is 1” per wheel OK.
by Mountainrider
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Front Tire Wear

I’ve had the car over 10 years, only ran it a little due to a used up engine. Just got it back on the road for last year. Kingpins and steering went back together today with almost no play. Whole front end seems nice very tight.
by Mountainrider
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Front Tire Wear

Foot note. Haven’t started it in a month. Two pulls switch off and choked. First pull switch on, almost. Second pull started.
by Mountainrider
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Front Tire Wear

I spent most of the day working on my 15’s front end. Pulled all the steering and spindle bolts, wired brushed cleaned and reassembled. Then adjusted the wheel bearings. I have some bad front tire wear so it was time to check alinement. Camber was 1 inch both wheels. Should I leave it as is. Toe in ...
by Mountainrider
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap meet Springfield MA
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Swap meet Springfield MA

Any T stuff at the swap meet 1/18 and 19 at the Big E Better Living Building?
by Mountainrider
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1730

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

My solution

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Outer lights could be wired for turn signals
by Mountainrider
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Hope to do my AC brakes the same way this winter. Would like to see some detailed pictures to help me fabricate mine.
by Mountainrider
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2006

Re: 1915 Parts

When I got my May built 15 I believe it still had the original firewall and it had the notch for the bulb horn and no holes in the steering column. It also has the grooved pedals and the hole for the speedometer swivel in the steering arm. Found no holes in the firewall to suggest a speedometer was ...
by Mountainrider
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 3481

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

If your garage is airtight your heater might have been using up your O2 and still have kept your CO2 levels low enough not to set off the alarm. I use ceiling mount Modine Hotdog with a sealed combustion chamber.
by Mountainrider
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Lifter clearances

While doing the valve clearances I decided to catch up on some routine maintenance. Checked the oil and radiator level, greased and oiled every thing, and pulled the transmission screen. All good, even the screen was clean after being filled with lint the last two times. New bands were installed ear...
by Mountainrider
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Lifter clearances

Double check everything and buttoned it tonight. Two cranks prime and 3rd switch on. Started right up as usual. Definitely a lot quieter. Too late for a test ride and raining out. When I do them again manifolds are definitely coming off.
by Mountainrider
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Lifter clearances

Got the hang of it. Decided to do the intakes tonight. All set between .012 and .15. I’ll double check tomorrow before buttoning everything up. Doing our 23 REO was a lot easier
by Mountainrider
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifter clearances
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Lifter clearances

What a slow process. Read all the post I could and decided of .015 on exhaust and intake. Took about two hours just for the exhaust. Partly my fault for not taking off the manifolds, and it was too hot in the garage this afternoon, so I took a lot of water breaks. I’ll do the intakes tomorrow night....
by Mountainrider
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New brake and tail light
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: New brake and tail light

The rear light is attached with machine screws and wingnuts. Can be unplugged and removed or reinstall in less then a minute.
by Mountainrider
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New brake and tail light
Replies: 1
Views: 665

New brake and tail light

Last Wednesday night I got caught out a little too late. Was a too dark for safety sake. After that I decided it was time to add a little more light to the back of the T. I had already converted my headlight to LED’s, running off a 12 volt motorcycle battery and kept charged by the T’s magneto. Orde...
by Mountainrider
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vapor lock
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Re: Vapor lock

Been doing steep hills no problems. This happen after a long gentle down hill keeping speed around 30-35. My T does 30-35 with out pushing it. I’ll pull the the Holly G and make sure there is no crud. Weird it started right back up and gave me no more trouble all the way home.
by Mountainrider
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vapor lock
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Vapor lock

Do T,s vapor lock. Or did my float stick close for a few minutes and engine died. Got out, cranked it and it restarted and the rest of the 10 mile drive home was uneventful. Up and down some steep hills no problem.
by Mountainrider
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t advertising
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Model t advertising

If someone has the Model T Ford The Car That Changed The World book on CD could they send me page 199 as a .pdf file? Would like to print it and add it to my story board on the history of my T
by Mountainrider
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey First Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Hershey First Timer

I have never made it to Hershey. I was looking at some of the old air photos. Is the swap meet really that big. This might be the year that the wife and I make it.
by Mountainrider
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t advertising
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Model t advertising

Still looking
by Mountainrider
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t advertising
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Model t advertising

I’ve been looking for some 1915 T advertising. I have found quite a few thinks on the web, but nothing that will print very nicely. An image search finds a few things too, but then the link never seems to send me to the right site to find it again. Anyone know of a good website that might help.
by Mountainrider
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

Repost of picture
by Mountainrider
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

I did both. Exhaust pipe wrap and I made a heat shield
by Mountainrider
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass head light rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: WTB Brass head light rims

Monty I sent you an email. Can you send me some pics?
by Mountainrider
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass head light rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: WTB Brass head light rims

TTT
Still looking. Saw a few on eBay but needed too much repair.
by Mountainrider
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Help with this mess

No it isn’t.
by Mountainrider
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got cab heat control
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Got cab heat control

Exhaust wrap and a heat shield. Helps a lot.
Just did a maintenance check this morning. Almost no lint in the transmission screen and bands have seated nice with no further adjustments needed. Greased and oiled everything. All set for a nice ride.
by Mountainrider
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Re: Help with this mess

Thanks everyone. Feeling better about it. The rest of the motor seem pretty drip free.
by Mountainrider
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1714

Help with this mess

Climb under the T this afternoon to tighten a nut holding the muffler to the frame that had come loose and was rattling. Found this mess. is this normal?
by Mountainrider
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Low Head

Haven’t put the new helicoil in it yet.
by Mountainrider
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Low Head

It seem most T owner are also T parts hoarders. I also have some a extra set of light weight connecting rods with almost new Babbitts. Do I hoard them or sell them.
by Mountainrider
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Low Head

I have a 18 engine in my 15 t right now with a high head. My 15 low head head is in good condition. Will I notice much in hill pulling power installing it. I’m not looking for speed just more hill power. I was originally planning on installing a z head.

Head and manifold might be for sale.
by Mountainrider
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass head light rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: WTB Brass head light rims

My fender irons look like they originally took the forked headlights. They were probably changed out in the 20's to a newer style with the H lens
by Mountainrider
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass head light rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

WTB Brass head light rims

My 15 needs some brass head light rims. The reproduction aren’t bad but would prefer some originals.
by Mountainrider
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hand Klaxon Reproduction
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: Hand Klaxon Reproduction

Sold
by Mountainrider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hand Klaxon Reproduction
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Hand Klaxon Reproduction

Bought this repop horn last year. Cleaned, lubed, painted, mounted, and used for one year. Probably made in the late 60’s or early 70’s. Just bought a real 1915 klaxon so this one is for sale.
$60.00 plus shipping
by Mountainrider
Sat May 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3983

Re: What timer do you use

I run a TW and love it. Had a bad repo New Day that never ran consistent. Now have a original with a brush I modified with a better spring. Runs as well as the TW.
by Mountainrider
Sun May 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Western Mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Western Mass?

Just to let you know Massachusetts continues passed the Connecticut River. I’m in Stockbridge from the real “Western Massachusetts” :D
by Mountainrider
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: 1915 Bulb Horn Blockage?

Same problem,I moved my reed from just after the bulb down to just before the horn. Works great now
by Mountainrider
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?

May 3,4,5. How is this swap meet for T stuff. I was thinking of going it’s not to far from me.