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by kmatt
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: sinking cork
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: sinking cork

Martin, If you can't get a float from a vintage MOPAR parts supplier, try contacting Langs T parts and see if they can get you a big enough portion of alcohol safe float foam to make your own float using the old one as a pattern. https://www.modeltford.com/model-t-part ... age-8.aspx
by kmatt
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 44
Views: 1891

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I am sorry to hear the news of Howard's passing, another member of the greatest generation now gone. My prayers for his family and friends.
by kmatt
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 15
Views: 1002

Re: Sad News

Mike: I am sad to hear of your wife's passing. My prayers to you and your family members.
by kmatt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: What are these wood rails

They look like they may fit a Model A Vicky by the curve in the back, I don't know about a delux convertable 2dr Sd, so few of those were made.
by kmatt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

Thom: That is a very nice looking Model A, thanks for posting the pictures. How much $$ do you want for your Model A, I wish you were closer to me in California, shipping costs so much $$ these days ?
by kmatt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Ruckstell P147 notch plate spacer ring Why?

Mark: This is just a guess; the notch plate has a lot wear on some teeth and if the sliding clutch teeth had even more wear then the Ruckstell was probably popping out of gear a lot, bad news. If better parts were not available then moving the notch out a little but keeping a place for the lock scre...
by kmatt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

Thom: Can you post a few pictures of your 28 Model A Cp ?
by kmatt
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1468

Re: A little parts quiz

Steve: Many years ago I remember having a 1920's, pre 1926, aluminum hub fan with stock arm and fan blades, the one with the oiling plug. On the back side of the hub it had a cupped washer with felt and a smaller flat washer between the felt and the fan hub bushing. That cupped washer looked like th...
by kmatt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1248

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

My Grandfather Al, on my mothers side, worked in the gold mines of Grass Valley Ca in the 1920's up into FDR's early days of killing the gold standard. In the late 1950's and 1960's when we would visit the grandparent's still in Grass Valley Al would talk about working in the mines. Al much preferre...
by kmatt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re rear brakes, 26-27
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Question re rear brakes, 26-27

Richard: If you need a little more hand brake lever travel to go from T neutral only, to rear 1926 brakes and T neutral, you could try using two slider type clevis on the brake rods, replacing the stock clevis on each side.
by kmatt
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wonder what their askin
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Wonder what their askin

I believe that the Canadian made Fords after WW1 to mid 1920's used oval back light windows.
by kmatt
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wonder what their askin
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Wonder what their askin

For this picture,"improved car", must mean 1924-1925. As Ford would say, the new high radiator and hood, along with the fender valance and radiator apron make for a improved looking car.
by kmatt
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Keep on trucking

Those are air cushioned solid rubber tires. The air cushion comes from the holes in the tires you see in the picture as black dots. No flat tires to fix was the marking they were sold by.
by kmatt
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

What size starter shaft do your unknown starter drives take ? The early 1928 model A Ford Abel starter shaft is 1/2". The common Model A starter shaft is 5/8" from mid 1928 to 1931. Model A starter drives turn opposite direction from Model T drives. If it turns out that you have the early 1928 Abel ...
by kmatt
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Ignacio: Before you take things apart again try this, remove the thick lock nut that came with the new clevis and replace it with a thin jam nut, that should give you enough threads to be able to shorten the clevis to get the 1/16" free play. It might be just the angle of your picture but the new cl...
by kmatt
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to identify windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: How to identify windshield

The pictures of your car show a 1923-1925 type windshield.
by kmatt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Ignacio; Check your oil level, leaking less oil can mean a low oil level.
by kmatt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Magazine Ad
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Old Magazine Ad

Yes Wayne I think the roadster was a model 20 Hupmobile, smaller than a model T. It was many years ago but it kind of reminded me of a shrunken down 1911 model T torpedo roadster.
by kmatt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Magazine Ad
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Old Magazine Ad

yes, a very nice car
by kmatt
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Magazine Ad
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Old Magazine Ad

While not a Ford, in 1909 the local newspaper in Visalia Ca. gave away a new Hump Rd in the paper's, get new subscriptions contest. The family of the original car winner was still living in Visalia in the late 1970's. The car was still owned by the son of the original owner, who was his mom. I was a...
by kmatt
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1815

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

Steve: I assume that when you rebuilt the 1915 engine with the SCAT crankshaft you used adjustable valves. Check the valve clearances to see if any valves have gone out of adjustment.
by kmatt
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Well; The positive is that at least you can change out that bad low speed notch while you have the hogshead off.
by kmatt
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 2928

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

Rob: My BB Rajo, with 8:1 compression, that had the Bosch 2 spark mag was mounted on a cross drive mag bracket. There was no room for a impulse with this bracket. I had the mag rewound and rebuilt by one of the few people who would work on them at the time, this was around 1979. This person was airc...
by kmatt
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SWAN Carburetor What is it for?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: SWAN Carburetor What is it for?

Many years ago I had a Swan intake manifold, less the hot spot parts, the exhaust manifold, and the carb mount part shown in this post. The Swan intake had bigger passages, but mounted like a stock Model T intake, and a stock Model T exhaust worked with it. It was a way to use a bigger 1920's carbur...
by kmatt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 2928

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

Rob: Thanks for the up date on the two spark plugs per cylinder head and two spark mag. I liked the two plug BB Rajo with the two spark mag that I had.
by kmatt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 2928

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

Rob: I only see one set of spark plugs, what good is the two spark mag ? Years ago I had a BB Rajo with a two spark mag and two plugs per cylinder, after the starter broke on a tour the only way to start it was with two or three people pushing it, hand cranking fast enough to start was impossible. I...
by kmatt
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1518

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

Neal: I had met to add in my CARB post that your paint work is excellent and shows what can be done. I know of several nice cars that were painted at home in California some years ago. I also know people more recently that got big fines from CARB. Living in California these days just isn't what it o...
by kmatt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford numerology on Model T & A hoods
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Ford numerology on Model T & A hoods

Matt: According to the Rootlieb catalog, measured along the center hinge, 17-23 T= 24 3/4", 24-25 T =24 3/4", 26-27 T = 26", 28-29 A =27 7/8", 30-31 A = 30 7/16", 32 V8 = 32", 33-34 V8 = 33",
and the pattern ends as 35 V8 = 33". Very interesting Matt.
by kmatt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1412

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

Here is another Model T railcar Donnie: A 1920-ish T roadster belonging to Sierra railroad at Jamestown California. It has a TV history as much of the rolling stock from Sierra railroad was used in TV shows like Green Acre's and Petticoat Junction.
by kmatt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1518

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

Don't try this in California unless you can rent time in a CARB approved paint booth. Get caught painting a car outside or even in the garage by CARB and there big fines.
by kmatt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Build Date?

Scott: Does your car use a low radiator or high radiator ? In general low radiator cars are 1923 model year cars and high radiator cars are 1924 model year cars, but many states titled cars by the year they were first sold, thus a high radiator car sold in October 1923 could have been titled as a 19...
by kmatt
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: exploded view of rear hub area'26
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: exploded view of rear hub area'26

Steve: The 2888 lugs are for the rear hubs on 26-27 wire wheels. The 2883 are for the front hubs.
by kmatt
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino

I am sad to hear of Phil's passing, he was a good friend of mine and my late Dad. In the last few years I have had less contact with Phil by email. Back when Phil was working on other peoples Model T's and Model A's he did a lot of work for me and Dad. Phil will be missed and my Prayers go out to hi...
by kmatt
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fan, distant from radiator
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Fan, distant from radiator

Phillip: Check to see if your radiator is a old Ford 2 row core, many were used on base model roadsters. They used a longer fan bracket to make up for the thinner core, you should look for one of these and try it. Ron Patterson posted a picture back in a 2015 Forum. I riposted it here if all goes we...
by kmatt
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

Robert: To fix that bent pan gasket surface at the crank case arm try using a car body repair trick. Use body repair studs spot welded to the bent pan surface, then grab the studs with the small body work slide hammer that is made for the job ,working back and forth, slowly pulling the bent pan surf...
by kmatt
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine

Mario: In the first video the bad sound reminds me of a sound I've herd from a 1930's to 1950's 6 cyl Plymouth, with a 3 speed, makes when the bronze transmission pilot bushing in the flywheel running on the transmission input shaft starts going bad. In the second video the sound is more like a Mode...
by kmatt
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about cast iron HH
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Question about cast iron HH

Dan: I don't know about demand for nonstarter cast iron hog's heads, probably small, but note that there are two types for USA left hand drive production. The 1916-1917 type with the clutch shaft drilled threw on right side. The 1918-1919 early type with the blind hole not drilled threw on the right...
by kmatt
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2223

Re: Need confirmation of problem

Scott: On the post 1921 engines, the one piece valve over with the throttle rod hole between cylinder #2 and #3, makes a nice mouse entry point.
by kmatt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Henry Ford's $ 5 a day pay
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Henry Ford's $ 5 a day pay

Today's Hemmings online has a link to a 1993 PPS special on the up and the down sides of Ford's $ 5 a day pay from 1914 to 1932. It has a lot of period film and some 1993 interviews with 1920's employees. Be for warned that, while the almost hour show was very interesting and worth watching it has a...
by kmatt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photo Model t coming out of an old sea
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Old photo Model t coming out of an old sea

This story was in the Vintage Ford sometime in the mid to late 70's I think. I don't have time to check the old index right now.
by kmatt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: TT ruckstell truck question

Tom: I can't say if this you friends problem with his TT Ruckstell using the later type shift lock, but it is easy to check. The late type car shift lock has a spring loaded plunger with a roller and the roller is held in the proper orientation with a pin in the shifter housing. On a speedster with ...
by kmatt
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NH carburetor questions
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: NH carburetor questions

Tom: This 2017 MTFCA Forum thread should help.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1509980090
by kmatt
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cow flops
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Grease cow flops

Scott: I zoomed in on your picture, make sure that both the upper and lower plugs are in place at the U joint pin access points. It is hard to tell because of all the grease but it looks like the upper plug may not be installed and a missing lower plug could allow grease and oil to drip as you show ...
by kmatt
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards

Matt: What does the front cross member look like as to condition ? Has it been replaced and bolted in or is it riveted in ?
by kmatt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 32
Views: 1996

Re: Napa tour - bummer

Dave Hanlon: Your sign, Race It-Break It-Fix It-Repeat, made me laugh. Back in the years 1985-1991 I raced micro midget's mostly at the same local track. One of my friends also raced, and in a new car after many weeks of breaking parts and up grading parts and making big $$ changes to his car he had...
by kmatt
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Repair for steering box “slot”
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Repair for steering box “slot”

Scott, Forget the NASCAR boys, a true 1920's dirt track team all the way up to a 2019 outlaw sprint car team would have milled the steering slot to turn more to the right. Every dirt track racer knows you turn right to go left. Just kidding a little.
by kmatt
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Michael Jewell : I am attaching some pictures of my 26 CP as requested. I noticed that my Cp is using 1925 type spindles but I don't think they have any effect on the Hasslers. My spring arch is higher than you car's spring pictures show but not as high as a 1925 spring, maybe my spring has a extra ...
by kmatt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Michael Jewell : If you want both bumper and Hasslers on the front of your 26 T it can be done. This is a picture of my 26 Cp that has both,it came to me this way.
1926-T-Cp_Front-bumper+Haslers.jpg
by kmatt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify this nos aftermarket radiator close to a Model T but taller
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Can anyone identify this nos aftermarket radiator close to a Model T but taller

Pictures from the 2016 forum of what is thought to be a Morton Brett radiator. Notice that the radiator core construction is similar to this radiator.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1470717303
by kmatt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify this nos aftermarket radiator close to a Model T but taller
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Can anyone identify this nos aftermarket radiator close to a Model T but taller

Bob, What is the measurement between the mounting points to the car frame ? Per your measurements the core is 18 7/8" wide, a stock Model T uses 21 1/2" wide between mounting points. It looks like it could be close to stock T width, if so, maybe it fits a custom speedster body of unknown to me make.
by kmatt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Kevin Pharis: My dearly departed Dad, John Matthiesen, would have liked your joke, he was in the US Navy and in the Pacific from 42-45 for most of the war, recalled during Korea and ran a Navy ordnance reconditioning shop in Japan and was a State Side instructor at Treasure Island during the early p...
by kmatt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steering Wheels, wood by Kevin Allen
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Steering Wheels, wood by Kevin Allen

I have two of Kevin's custom wood wheels with finger bumps fitted on stock 16" Ford spiders. Kevin does wonderful work and you will be happy with his wheels.
by kmatt
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1405

Re: Factory frame identification

Matt: The AAA auto club in Fresno doesn't like to, or won't do older car verification's, I don't know which it is. About four years ago I bought a 1966 El Camino that had a Tx title and current Tx registration. The AA would not verify it by the GM door plate VIN alone, said that they needed to see i...
by kmatt
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1689

Re: Oil change ?

Larry: If your transmission doesn't have the plug in the tail shaft, as John has said, you may be loosing engine oil down the driveshaft tube. Check the rear axle oil level and if there is engine oil mixed with the heaver rear axle oil. By the way do you know anything about any work that has been do...
by kmatt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1405

Re: Factory frame identification

Chris; What type of title paper do you have on this car, a old Ca., or other state title, or just a bill of sale from the prior owner ? From the picture you posted of the car I remember prior posts on the car that the prior owner was going to make a street rod out of it but just let it sit outside. ...
by kmatt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Evaluating Spark Plugs

Mark; While you are at Langs I would get that new exhaust manifold, yours sounds a little warped at the back.
by kmatt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1779

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

For those of us that also have messed with that other 1920's make car there is a Felix the Cat connection. The famous in Los Angeles Ca., Felix Chevrolet. The story of how a car dealer and a comic strip joined forces in the 1920's is interesting. https://www.felixchevrolet.com/felix-chevrolet-the-st...
by kmatt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

Thanks Dan. I'm not thinking of doing this but the drum brakes sure look more 1920's than the disk brakes.
by kmatt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1779

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

This is the Krazy Kat Club and it was a speakeasy not far from the White House,( yes that White House ), and it had a tree house in the court yard.
See :
https://www.messynessychic.com/2012/07/ ... -treehouse
by kmatt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

Dan; If the wheel cylinder piston retainer plate is a OEM only part, and it is not available in the aftermarket, is there a tandem type master cylinder with the two pistons that would work, or is it check with the 55-57 Chevy salvage yards for old parts ?
by kmatt
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1779

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

It looks like a Model D Chevrolet, which would be the V-8 from 1917-1918.
by kmatt
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

Jeff, In case you didn't know, in your picture of your Winfield SR the carb is missing the bottom half of the accelerator at the fuel bowl bottom. This is the part that gives the engine extra gas at quick throttle opening, like the accelerator pump on a more modern carb. On the Winfield S the bottom...
by kmatt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3346

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Wayne Sheldon: You make many good points but you said, " No offense intended toward non-crazy people of either gender ", you forgot that in Ca. the politicians say there about 26 different genders, and that you better not address someone by the wrong one of the 26 from the one they identify with. If...
by kmatt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3346

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

I saw this story on line this morning and thought about posting it on this Forum, but then decided to let it pass, what difference does it make to the Ca. politicians. Here in the PRC,= Peoples Republic of California = in our Ca. government = same as PRK= Peoples Republic of Korea= North Korea. Shoo...
by kmatt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire Size
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Tire Size

Harold, You answered your own question. The 1st Ford chassis was mainly designed for use as a Touring Car. The smaller 30" x 3" tires were cheaper than the 30" x 3.5" tires, and the weight on the front axle was less than it was on the back when loaded. With the back seat loaded with maybe three peop...
by kmatt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

Frank; Having been into everything from stock Model T's and A's, to Model T speedsters, to pre 1948 street rod's, I think that Tony is messing with us a little, but he does have a point about making the car what you want, to enjoy it most. In the early to mid 1920's many early brass Model T's that w...
by kmatt
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: We just noticed blackened paint by the rear brake . .

James, Fix and adjust the dragging parking brakes not to drag on drums when hand lever is forward. Also read post on how to adjust for a free neutral. When you clean and repaint the drums in the damaged area, keep the repaint to a thin layer, the burnt paint looks way to hick in the picture.
by kmatt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pikes Peak and Bobby Unser's 1969 Ford Torino winner
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Pikes Peak and Bobby Unser's 1969 Ford Torino winner

We all know a little about the 1922 Rajo Model T race car that Noel Bullock built and won Pikes Peak with. Today's Hemmings on line has a story and some race film clips about the 1969 Torino that Ford had built for Bobby Unser to win with. It may not be Model T but it is a interesting Ford story. Th...
by kmatt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New T owner with a few questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: New T owner with a few questions

Lorien, Your Sept 1914 engine could be original to the car. Ford had a delay in producing the 1915 style open cars. 1915 JAN 25 Acc. 509, Letter, Ford Archives "New" Runabouts announced for delivery in a week to ten days. FEB 6 Acc. 509, Letter, Ford Archives New-style Touring and Runabout bodies sh...
by kmatt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Accessory Perrless Radiator Shell
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: For Sale: Accessory Perrless Radiator Shell

Antonio, OK thanks for the info, I don't need a high shell at this time.
by kmatt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Accessory Perrless Radiator Shell
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: For Sale: Accessory Perrless Radiator Shell

Antonio, I will take it if it is a low rad which it looks like in pictures. Send me a email, kmatt at netptc dot net , and I will get your information for check and send you my information to ship, cost including shipping $$ to Madera Ca 93636 . Kevin
by kmatt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting tinny sound at startup
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Interesting tinny sound at startup

This is another long shot, but because your car was fine before the U and J carburetor change, try checking the rod from the bell crank to the carb. It is at a different angle now and may need some tightening at the carb or bell crank. When car is warm it is in a different position, so no noise.
by kmatt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Down home
Replies: 25
Views: 2217

Re: OLD PHOTO - Down home

Yes, and she is talking on her cell phone with the woman sitting on the front porch step also holding a cell phone.
No, that would be a picture taken in 2019.
by kmatt
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top damage - needs re-blacking
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: Top damage - needs re-blacking

Greg, The white marks look like they could be house paint. I would start by using soap and water on a clean rag using light rubbing. If that doesn't work you can try some of the other suggestions, be careful if you try lacquer thinner it could dull the surface of the topping.
by kmatt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Above axle wishbone
Replies: 23
Views: 1794

Re: Above axle wishbone

NO you don't, the era accessory under axle wishbone brace meets up with the stock over axle wishbone in a way that it is not necessary to change the steering arms, in fact they were designed and used long before Ford's later design. I have a era accessory under axle wishbone brace on my 1916 express...
by kmatt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run

Chad,It sounds like the endurance part of the Endurance Run for you was the red eye flight home to the east coast. I didn't know that they stopped with the maps, so it is like a time and distance rally for every leg. I do remember one year long ago not having a map for the last few miles of the run ...
by kmatt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Above axle wishbone
Replies: 23
Views: 1794

Re: Above axle wishbone

If you have the straight steering arms that go with the 1918 and earlier over axle wishbone you will need to change them to the later type offset arms
to clear your new under axle wishbone.
by kmatt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2729

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

If you must run inserts in a splash oil system make sure to change the oil often. The insert bearings are steel shells with a relatively thin bearing material as opposed to a poured Babbitt bearing. The crud in the oil will be harder on the thin bearing with out the flow, and hopefully filtered, oil...
by kmatt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hub Cap
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Hub Cap

The AR Model A wheels fit the early Model A rear brake drums that had the single brake system, that is the service and parking, (emergency), brakes used the same brake. This was illegal in many states which required separate service and emergency brakes, something that even the 1925 T with the trans...
by kmatt
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2729

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Thanks Herman for the pictures.
by kmatt
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2729

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Frank, I don't know the target info in crank deg's of rotation, the spray hits the dipper a little before BDC above the dip tray that fills with oil, and would hit the bottom of the rod a little after it leaves the dip tray. The targeting left or right is the more important than up or down a little ...
by kmatt
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2729

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

John, I have a lot of experience with the Chevy 216 and insert rod bearings and the stock ones. It still uses a low pressure oil pump.The biggest problem on the 216 is to get the oil spray pipes targeted correctly to spray oil at the dipper. I had to borrow a targeting tool and never found one for s...
by kmatt
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 30
Views: 2681

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Don, I liked hearing about your 1953 Plymouth Belvedere. My Dad had a new 53 Cranbook club coupe before I came along in 54 and it was the family car until 1964. We went all over in that car including the 1960 Winter Olympic's and 1961 Disneyland, many good memories. At the Harrah's sell off sale, in...
by kmatt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sherman Sure Fire Twin Plug Head
Replies: 16
Views: 1672

Re: Sherman Sure Fire Twin Plug Head

Yes Chadwick you are correct, the offset would help with bigger intake valves and port work. Have a good run with your mom's speedster on Sunday.
by kmatt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Economy of scale

Susanne, When I was in civil engineering school in the early 1970's Fresno State had two HP 35's, no one could afford the $400., so we used slide rules and log tables and fought over who would check the HP's out for the day. Being a surveyor the HP's really helped with the trig on the sun azimuth ca...
by kmatt
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sherman Sure Fire Twin Plug Head
Replies: 16
Views: 1672

Re: Sherman Sure Fire Twin Plug Head

Dan, I noticed the offset spark plugs also. The plugs more back from the ports are intake, could it be for a little more cooling in the head to help with the incoming mixture not to detonate ? With the pipe plug hole at the back top of the head I have seen a cooling pipe added that runs to the front...
by kmatt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Which block to use
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Which block to use

Besides what Larry said about checking the engine number, the USA two valve door blocks had a casting date, in a circle form, ahead of the engine number pad, toward the fire wall,for the years 1919-1922 and on the block's right side is the Ford script + made in USA. A 1921 car should use a stater ty...
by kmatt
Mon May 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1734

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

The old photo cut down chassis is a Model A Ford.
by kmatt
Sun May 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photos from the Family storage
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Old Photos from the Family storage

The car in the family photo background looks like a 1929 Model A Ford. The wheels are 21" and front fenders are late 1928-1929 A. The beading along the body belt line looks more like 4 door blind back,with two bumps and not large flat area, but it is not very clear in photo on my computer and I can'...
by kmatt
Wed May 15, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Antique car registration cost in AZ?
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Antique car registration cost in AZ?

Yes Dan, here in California we had Brown Rot times four and now we have Brown Rot to the second power which equal's Gavin Baby !
by kmatt
Sun May 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2679

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

Duey is correct in that it could be the coil or the points. Back in high school auto shop in 1971 preparing for the trouble shooting contest we had a 302 Ford engine on a engine stand that the shop teacher had done many things to. We had access to replacement parts; needed parts, not needed parts, a...
by kmatt
Sat May 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2679

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

Donnie, You could try a cold engine hand cranked start with #4 or #3 plug removed and see if it fires on three cylinders. If it acts like the cold all four plugs in, no start, then I think it is something to due with that combo manifold. You said that all four plugs are known to be good. By removing...
by kmatt
Sat May 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2679

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

Donnie, That brass thing at #1- #2 intake is odd, it could have been installed by someone due to past hard start problems. It could be something like a crack in the manifold in the common cast wall between intake and exhaust towards the front of the manifold, the heat riser wall. When the engine is ...
by kmatt
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Model T Engine. Pietenpol Airplane kit project.
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Model T Engine. Pietenpol Airplane kit project.

Model A Ford engine, not T. Many of these were Model A.
by kmatt
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early wishbone
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: FS early wishbone

Kim, I sent you a email, I would like to buy Ft wishbone. Kevin
by kmatt
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2279

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Les, I would like a bracket, I sent you a email via this system with my email contact. If you didn't get it; kmatt at netptc dot net
by kmatt
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: engine pan bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Re: engine pan bolts

Yes that is what the farmer called said pins, and he lived in Lemoore Ca. all his life. May be it was a Ca thing.
by kmatt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: engine pan bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Re: engine pan bolts

Back around 1974 at my dad's place in Lemoore Ca., where I kept my 1926 T 2 dr, I was talking about old cars with the next door farmer who was in his late 70's. The farmer said that in the fall of 1918 he sold his 1915 Harley MC and took money he had saved up and bought a new Model T Ford touring. T...