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by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

I guess you have no starter since there is no choke to the dashboard!

Cranking her up off of magneto I take it? :D
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear axle oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: rear axle oil leak

Is it coming from the differential housing? My car seems to have developed a slow leak from this area as well.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

By flipping I mean the grease cups are facing towards the floor and I want to flip it back so it's facing the sky.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

I do not have a Warford, my T is stock. But thank you for the info, it will come in handy when I buy my first TT! This winter I will remove the rear axle and flip the drive shaft back the proper way. I'll make another post about it asking for advice when that day comes. :D
by Its_Always_T_Time
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

When I looked inside the bolt hole where the grease cup is supposed to be it was totally dry, I think the previous owner never greased it.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

Thank you! My magneto is running strong and I plan on cleaning the mag post too. When I flip the driveshaft back into the correct position I'll clean out the current grease and replace it with non-molybdenum and non-graphite grease. Would lithium grease work? one of my dorm mates was talking about h...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

It does have molybdenum in it. That’s unfortunate. What kind of damage will it do to the magneto?
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big dissapointment !
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Big dissapointment !

I drove 320 miles to look at my first Model T, the ad said the price was negotiable. I get there and suddenly when it's time to talk money the "price was firm" and there was a "mistake in the ad" blah blah. After it became clear I was leaving without the T the seller went on an unsolicited anti-seme...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

My apologies, I didn't want to make more threads and spam the board with questions. I think the low band is fine, I'm just being overly-cautious. I'd feel terrible if I damaged a Model T through newbie mistakes.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 1099

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

My car does not have an oil screen, but I have one with the magnet and I was planning on installing it when I changed the oil. Should I just install it, run her to warm her up, then drain the old oil and clean the old oil off screen and replace it to catch even more stuff? Also, my oil level is bare...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

I've been using this grease: https://www.modeltford.com/item/2833GR.aspx It's gray like graphite, and now I'm worried it has graphite in it and I might end up harming the Magneto. :( Does anyone else use this grease for their universal joints? When I step on the low pedal Lizzie responds quickly to ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY'S THE DAY
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: TODAY'S THE DAY

Now that's a Fabulous Flivver! If only our cars could speak... 8-)
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1518

Re: Where is your T?

Done! https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/app.php/gallery/image/1646 Not the best picture I'll admit, I took it right after I first got her while she was parked at work, doing this made me realize how few pictures I actually have of Lizzie, so I'll have to take her for a spin around the Big Apple for a ph...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

Now I'm even more confused! :D So I guess my next project is going to just be me sitting under Lizzie and turning cup after cup of grease into that universal joint! Going to invest in a zerk cap and a gun! Also, when I adjust the low band, should I hear the GRRRRRRRR sound when the pedal is fully de...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

So my T's driveshaft is flipped upside down, with the grease cups facing downward. Not how I'd have done it but that's how the previous owner did it, so for now I'll have to live with it. There is only the smaller grease cup towards the rear of the car on the driveshaft, and a bolt where the large u...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 1099

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

I'm about to change my oil and put in some Pennzoil 5W-30 synthetic. I'll post some results after I run her for a bit. Should I change the oil when the engine is hot? This is the first oil change I've ever done on a car, considering this is my first car! :D
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2307

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I drive my T in here NYC, and if there’s anything I can thank our scumbag mayor for, it’s lowering the city speed limit to 25mph. I don’t need to go any faster, Ts love driving at that speed anyways! :D
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turned 100 Today
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Turned 100 Today

I wish I look that good when I turn 100 in 76 years! My T turns 100 in two years and I think for her birthday I’ll take her to my local Ford service department and jokingly ask for an oil change.

She’s looking great, I love the Tourings with the straight up and down windshield.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

AAA was around in 1927? Wow, I had no idea it’s that old!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2317

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

Brakes? We ain’t got no brakes! We don’t need no brakes! We don’t to drive with any stinking brakes!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 92
Views: 4202

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Model Ts like to be well oiled and well greased! It doesn’t hurt to add a little oil to the oil cups on the suspension every few drives, and give the grease cups a turn every week, depending on how much you drive of course. Keeping things well oiled and greased will save you a ton of time and money ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

I like the old presidential election stickers. That’s pretty cool, would be really cool if those have been on the car all those years! I was thinking about putting a “Black Cars Matter” magnet on my car but here in the Bronx I’m pretty sure that would get my T vandalized. :( Though I must say I’ve g...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3905

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

Drive around town and give people rides in her! I just got a U-joint grease cup and removed the bolt that closed the hole and put in the cup. Put about 4.5 cups of grease into the U-joint and removed it and replaced the bolt since the driveshaft is upside down and the cup gets in the way of the hand...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: “Leaping”/lurching in second?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: “Leaping”/lurching in second?

I’ll try adjusting the carb, then if that doesn’t fix it I guess my motor is still missing a little bit! Thanks guys!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: “Leaping”/lurching in second?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

“Leaping”/lurching in second?

So I’ve got my T running good, no longer misses and fires right up after the first or second crank cold. But when I shift into second, it lurches a little bit while driving in second. Like the power isn’t smooth. I used to lug the engine when I shifted into second because I had the RPMs too low, now...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I installed a gas shut off at the carburetor with a felt seal in the pack nut, the gas no longer leaks out on the floor drip by drip! I installed some lock washers on the bendix cover (I think that's what it is, it's magnetized which is weird) and now they don't back out anymore. I also packed some ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 1400

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

It would be really funny to see a T with airbags and ABS! :lol:
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

It’s ok Norm, I didn’t tighten the bolts securing the hogshead to the car as I found the leak. It was the screws securing the Bendix gear cover that fell out that were the source of my leak. What size lock washers would I need for those screws? Would a T parts supplier have them? Those aircraft bolt...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

So those darned screws loosened themselves from the bendix gear cover (?). Found them on the street and replaced them. Had to give her a few cranks and she fired right up. Who needs a starter motor?
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’ll pack the bolt hole with grease then screw the bolt in a bit, rinse repeat in the meantime. I’ll screw in ~10 bolts worth of grease or so.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Looks like there’s just a bolt where my U-joint grease cup is supposed to be...why would the previous owner do that? Oh well, I ordered a grease cup for it. Hope it threads in and the threads aren’t stripped from the bolt.

Don’t know why Ford switched to positive ground with the A.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Bought some Permatex Ultra Black!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

There was oil pouring out of the car. I found the leak, a screw fell out of the Bendix gear housing (I think that’s what it’s called?). I tightened all screws and it doesn’t leak oil anymore. Anyways, I’m guessing I should order a U-joint grease cup and install that. I’m just not sure where to put i...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Posted two of the same pictures, sorry about that. Going to post another one after I resize it.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

So I’m going to look for the leak in a few minutes. I’ll run the engine and see where it’s coming from. Someone pointed out my driveshaft was flipped and I was missing my u-joint grease cup. I took some pictures of the u-joint and I’ll post them here to see what you guys think about it. Maybe I just...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I don’t see any cracks on the hogshead, just looks like she’s leaking near the bolt by the engine. I’ll see how that fix works.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I think I‘ll tighten all the bolts on the hogshead starting from the center and work my way out. Looks like it’s coming out of the bolt near the engine. 🔧🤗
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road
Replies: 18
Views: 2159

Re: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road

That’s one cool old Ford! 😍

I really want to go to the museum this year!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I replaced the cracked pack nut, and with the adjusted coils and fixed exhaust leak, the engine no longer misses! Hooray! Now there seems to be a large leak of oil coming out of the left side of the hogshead where the upper and lower halves meet just below the pedals. It doesn’t seem to be from the ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

OIL LINE IS NOT CLOGGED! HOORAY!🔧🤗
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

You guys are amazing. I’m in the garage with Lizzie and I’m going to loosen that bolt right now! Just adjusted the low output intermittent spark coil to ~1.3amp and much better spark, if oil comes out of that bolt hole when the engine is running I’m going to install the oil screen and change the oil!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I got a copy of the Ford service manual, I looked at cleaning the oil line and it doesn’t seem like too bad a job. I’ve been reading my owners manual, Vintage Ford magazine, MTFCA books on systems, and Ford service. Is there anything I should look out for when cleaning the oil line, replace anything...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Thank you! I’ll unbolt that one front right bolt and wait for oil to flow out, if none does I’ll have to blow out the oil line.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Just wanted to thank everyone so far for all the help, this thread has turned into a goldmine or into and tips and so far it’s helped me out far more than I ever expected! Thanks again! So I see in the most recent issue of Vintage Ford an article about overheating, and it mentions how to test if the...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Thank you all for the responses! I’m going to hold off on pulling the head. I think my most pressing issues right now are figuring out why my u-joint has no grease cup, fixing the missing, and checking if my oil line is clogged so the front bearings don’t burn out before I install my oil screen. I’l...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Severe thunderstorm starting, time to close up the garage and go inside to study the service manual, owners manual, and MTFCA books. Damned weather keeping me away from old Lizzie! Got some pictures of the wishbone and fastenings but the U-joint is going to have to wait until better weather. :(
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Really? It’s ok to run the engine with a bunch of carbon build-up in it?
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Just tested the coils, one of them is weak and producing very intermittent spark. This might be the source of my intermittent missing issues. I replaced the plugs and that didn’t fix the intermittent missing. The plugs were quite fouled and inside of the cylinders was quite dirty so a head-off deep ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I only see one grease cup near there, I’ll take more pictures of it after work when I get home.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’m going to take more pictures of my U joint from top and bottom then post them here to see how I can replace the missing grease cup. I plan on changing the thrust washers this winter (if they don’t decide to force me to change them sooner!) so when I do that job I might pull the driveshaft and see...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

She still runs and drives fine, just sputters at idle and higher revs. Guessing it’s an electrical issue.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Thanks guys! My Lang’s catalog is on backorder (I think that’s pretty funny!).
by Its_Always_T_Time
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’m also missing a bolt under my engine, which specific bolt do I replace it with?

Having trouble uploading pictures. :/ I’ll try and get some uploaded soon.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

How would I find out what timer I have? I’ll remove it and maybe post a picture of it here and someone can tell me which one it is? I know there are roller timers and different ones like Anderson and new day timers. I also turned the nuts on the bottom of my Kingston L4 carb and now the engine is ba...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road
Replies: 18
Views: 2159

Re: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road

Is that a Model N? That’s awesome!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

So I’ve replaced the battery leads with some heavy marine battery leads, seems to be working just fine, the existing cables to starter are quite stout. The negative contact to the frame is not rusted and appears to be fine. I took out the old grease form the grease cups and repacked them with fresh ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

When I get her running again I’ll experiment with the timing and mixture to see if she still overheats in 20-30 minutes. If she does and the connections are corroded then I’m guessing it’s time for a new radiator.
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I got a rebuilt NH carb and I’m going to take my current carb off and completely dismantle it and clean/rebuild it while I use the fresh carb in the car in the meantime. My T had some water and steam coming out of the radiator cap when I was driving her for around 20 minutes so I’m guessing she does...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

There’s gas dripping slowly from the carb, I’m guessing my float either sank or is stuck down. I’ve already joined MTFCA and sent my local club a message to join!
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

The flat tube radiator will certainly be something I’ll be buying once I have her mechanical and electrical issues sorted! I have to install a fuel shut off valve in front of the carb since my fuel shut off under the tank is broken open and flooded the carb since the tank is full (probably going to ...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Ok, so I hooked up the battery the right way (negative ground), but the coils only buzzed briefly on the first two attempts to start her with the starter and now they don’t buzz at all, even though the battery has power. The carb is flooded since the fuel shut off on the bottom of the tank is seized...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Nice! How would I test if a timer is working correctly? Remove it, dismantle it, check for excessive scoring or wear? I got the club book on the cars electrical system, I have to read it as it just arrived this morning and I’ve been at work all day. 🔧🤗 Edit: Read a little of the MTFCA Electrical Sys...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I have a Magneto tester and coil/plug tester coming from Lang’s next week, I’ll test the magneto output, coils, and plugs and post the results when I get them! If there are dead spots in the timing while on magneto I guess I should send my coils boxes to Ron and have him send me rebuilt ones? If the...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’m going to drain the water and switch to green anti-corrosion antifreeze, and I’ll fully open the top petcock and see how much oil drains out. I’m going to look to see if my car has an oil screen (I’ll look for a piece of steel sandwiched between two gaskets on the cover, or I’ll just open it sinc...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I’ve made sure oil is up to the top petcock, it drips out when opened. I just have pure water in the cooling system just covering the radiator coils as of right now but once the weather starts turning I’ll drain some and add antifreeze. I’m still pretty bad at driving the T and stalled it going up a...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I ordered a catalog from Lang’s, the previous owner showed me his and it is invaluable for its exploded view of things! I also ordered a service manual and owners manual, as well as every MTFCA book about the T (axle book electrical book etc.). As for coils, my car came with 4 in the box and 1 spare...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I got a wiring diagram and a complete wiring kit from Lang’s, it arrived today! And yup, there are two grease cups on the driveshaft! I got a big tub of grease from Lang’s (also arrived today!) and I’m going to take the old grease out of the cups and put in fresh grease then push in as much as I can...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I found this site selling gits caps, what kind of threads do the caps use on the T?

https://www.gitsmfg.com/catalog/oil-hole-covers/
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Sorry guys, it’s a 23 Touring car made in late 1922. 6 volt battery. I’m a young guy (early 20’s) and I’m just so excited to have my dream car! I want to get her running as well as I can and treat her right! The ammeter is reading correctly, it was reading the opposite of what it should since the ba...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Ok, I’ll hook up the battery correctly and see what happens. I’m worried the magneto might need to be replaced which is an engine out job. In the meantime I got a magneto output tester and coil/plug tester from Lang’s and when they arrive I’ll post the results. Thanks guys! 🔧🤗
by Its_Always_T_Time
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6075

Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

So I just got my first T a couple days ago (very excited!), and I’ve been tinkering with her ever since. I sent in $40 to MTFCA for my membership, and I sent out an email to join my local club. Anyways, I took the battery out to trickle charge it, and when I went to put it back in I realized the pre...
by Its_Always_T_Time
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Touring For Sale $6800
Replies: 4
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Re: 1923 Touring For Sale $6800

She’s going to a good home! Now time to join the MTFCA club! I’m so excited I’m shaking! 🤗🇺🇸