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by tdump
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

The lever is all the way back in that 1 photo because I get on the side of the truck and pull with both hands to get it there.No way I can put it there sitting in the truck.I do that so it won't roll or move and if some some ding bat trys to steal it it will be harder to move.
by tdump
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Person Seeking Side View Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Wanted: Person Seeking Side View Mirror

I have noticed the ads disappear into the infinity quickly as of lately.
by tdump
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Gene,I forgot the post office stop this morning,I promise to make that stop in the morning,my 85 year old dad has gotten to the point he has some "to do liist" items and it was all I could do to remember all that this morning! I did make it by Orielys and ordered the sleeve!. I am still going to fil...
by tdump
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: rear Fender Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: WTB: rear Fender Bracket

I think the 3 holes are in the fender for rivots and the 2 holes are for bolts so you can take it off.
Is there a right and a left?
by tdump
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

Well it was my turn in the corner today. I went to change oil in my Zero turn lawnmower. I had the plug out,it drained it,forgot to put it back in,lost a half quart before I figured it out. DUH! :cry: I have to service my stuff kinda early in the year as other folks have me service their equipment A...
by tdump
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Head gasket

alot to dig thru but enough that i will just stick to copper with spray on copper coat like I always use.Never to old to learn about the new "big" ideas though.
by tdump
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Head gasket

What are yawl's thoughts on the new type head gasket with silicon and so forth? I have always had decent luck with copper but I don't drive my T's 100's of miles either. These things have been out long enough now I am sure someone should have a progress report on them.I have a new copper gasket that...
by tdump
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Pedal Shaft Seals

Good timeing on this thread as I was wondering what to do in a few weeks when I get to the hogs head on my speedster.I had already about decided to let the dang thing drip if it wanted to as I have taken the pedal shafts out of 1 hoghead once and it was a pain in the "backside".
by tdump
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: COIL REPAIR DEPOT
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: COIL REPAIR DEPOT

Has Ron Patterson aged that MUCH since I saw him last in 08? Wow. :P
by tdump
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Crankshaft Seals

The seal got here today Gene,thanks! I will get payment in the mail this week.Tuesday probably.
by tdump
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

Best I can remember the old bolts can stretch to,Tight as I am I try to use new headbolts when i get a motor together so at least long as I have i know the bolts are old and stretched.
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

I have to really pull hard to make the lever go all the way back.It holds the car 3 or clics back from midway.I just always park it with the lever at max.I made everything according to the measurements in the plans but the seat cushion should have been shorter. A member with a similar body on a 26 f...
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor??
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Distributor??

Thanks Mark,I need to poof read more often. :lol:
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor??
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Distributor??

I have a spark plug with that guy on it! :D Can you show how the Distributar is fitted to the block?
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Homework Assignment for You
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: A Homework Assignment for You

I keep getting server busy errors, can't determine size errors and so forth,I guess Nancy just keeps tearing up my homework.
:roll:
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: park brake question.
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: park brake question.

Ok so look for drag marks.
Got it.By the way,I store it with the lever pulled all the way back.It is hard to get it all the way back but I sstore it that way.
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: park brake question.
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: park brake question.

Ok,well,lining I don't know how "new" it is.But I do know when I had issues a year or 2 ago I bought new bushings and cams for the rear brakes and it made a world of difference in how it all worked. I will check about the floating thing and the lining thickness sometime next week. Is there a spec on...
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 21
Views: 1479

Re: Speedster build.

Well that steel shell that didn't look real bad after a few days in the electrolosis tank ,i think most of it is still in the tank! I found a brass- was nickle plated shell in my junk that was BADLY bent and had a hole in it and such.I have pecked on it some and brazed the hole up. If push comes to ...
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: park brake question.
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: park brake question.

I only have the factory lined brakes inside the drum on a 26-7 style rear axle. I used a 26-7 axle so I could upgrade to the large rocky mountain system if 1 came along I could afford. I had some issues with adjustment when I first got it going and I got it to where it goes into high perfect,and the...
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

I finally got around to taking a couple pics.I don't think I have enough lever to zee and still be able to reach down to get it. I could use the room though!

Yes,I know,my shoe bottoms back on! :lol: Referring to that frugal thread the other day.
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: park brake question.
Replies: 7
Views: 169

park brake question.

I have a issue I don't understand. On my T pickup that i am working to get titled and such,I can pull it out of it's little "garage" and the driveway is up hill a bit. I can cut the truck off and set the park brake and it does NOT hold the truck from backing down the hill. It will not be still long ...
by tdump
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: weight of Model T engine
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: weight of Model T engine

Neighbor cut a volkswagon engine in 2 and started a 2 cylinder airplane project but never finished it.His 4 cylinder volks powered plane was finished but never flown and is rotting out in the yard. I just can't get past the idea of flying IN THE AIR,behind a volkswagon engine that sounds like a buck...
by tdump
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 810

Re: model T problem

If it was raining,your coil box and coils could be damp.in places you really cant see well.I will let others explain it better than I can.But the old coil box wood can absorb moisture and cause missfires. Dry out with a hair dryer the backside of the coil box,under the hood where the wires go.
by tdump
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Where does this starter peice go

Thanks to all that helped me on this. I found the little TINY bugger and it is intact and functioning! The tiny spring holds tension on the pin and I can lift it with the screw driver and feel a difference in how the gear would move along it's way. So Thanks again,But my bendix has it and it's good....
by tdump
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Where does this starter peice go

Ok,So what is a good way to determine if i need to replace this? I guess the picture had me thinking it was a huge part! :lol:
by tdump
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where does this starter peice go
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Where does this starter peice go

https://www.modeltford.com/item/5021PS.aspx I can't for the life of me figure out where this goes.I am going over a starter to see what I need to order and so far all I thought I needed was a brush end bushing as all my other parts from 3 starters to make 1 are in great shape otherwise. But when i w...
by tdump
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Huge closeout sale on all new Model T Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Huge closeout sale on all new Model T Parts

So how will anyone be able to get parts from you that you make?
Do you have a catalog online or?
by tdump
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

Looks to be similar to a 26 block I have in the shed.Complete engine just has a similar crack with a small chunk missing. Repairable I am sure.
by tdump
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 drive train
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: 1926 drive train

I got a email from Bill about a scam involving some parts Phillip.I emailed a link to this thread thinking maby it is where the scam got it's start? Hope you don't mind. I almost didn't find this thread.Post are getting buried so quickly nowadays.
by tdump
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

Well he might have had some ideas how to do it,but ask the question in case there were other ways of doing it within his realm of abilty. somtimes there is supper in the fridge,but you go check the cabinet in case something else looks more appealing. I know 1 fellow,that welded on a John Deere D cyl...
by tdump
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Crankshaft Seals

https://www.metricsealsinc.com/30x50x5- ... 0-x-5-baof
Gene ,is the seal you speak of like this? I had a bit of trouble translating the numbers using google.
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Slow Speedsters

Would the dang thing even move?
I think the longer frame would be a benifit because you could use a car axle,and the aux transmissions and may not even have to cut the car driveshaft.
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

Like I said in the email,the shipping at 27 bucks is a bit more than I can see paying.It woulda been fun to get it apart and clean it up and show it's potential. And that would have been my first Model T speedometer Part to!. So many of us have more hours than time.Thus a part some consider not wort...
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Slow Speedsters

Looking around at the high performance parts for a T to make it a "fast" speedster,it would cost a mint to really go fast! :shock: Mine will be a normal speed T "speedster". :D
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

I sent a zip code. 10 charactors,I hope that is enough.When did this 10 charactor mess start anyway? I got to thinking about the races moving around mentioned above. My dad,a mechanic for Duke power company for 30 years taught me if there is any evidence of a race moving in a hub,you simply take a c...
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

There is already 1 company that is going to quit making 300 different parts,his muiltiable ads are in the classifeds.So the folks making the hubs may decide to quit to. Just because it is cheap to you and plentiful to you,does not mean it always will be for everyone else. I read all the time about c...
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

The subject hub would stay in my parts stash.Heat from a torch and some effort the gear would be removed if needed.if not,it would just lay idle for future generations.Folks that chunk parts because of minor defects over the past few decades have only drove up the price of used parts and allows new ...
by tdump
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mr Frugal meet your match-Video
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Mr Frugal meet your match-Video

Yep,when my boot bottoms come unglued,the ol 3m08001 "gorilla snot", trim adhesive comes out along with some clamps! I aint never sewed a shot but I will glue the heck out of 1 to get some more life out of it.!
by tdump
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 front fender FS
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: 1917-23 front fender FS

Easy fixed,good fender for that price!
by tdump
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are front cross members all the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Are front cross members all the same?

My 26 chassis has Ford on the front crossmember.
by tdump
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 2158

Re: What is this ??

Why would the transmission and engine need to be completely overhauled just because of the brass screws? Take the 4 bolts loose holding the transmission,determine which brass screws as far as size were used,and put them back in all the way around and replace the transmission on the shaft and check c...
by tdump
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Thanks Les for that part number, https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/national-2929/engine-parts---mounts-16774/transmission---transaxle-16780/transmission-bearings-16517/mt-input-shaft-repair-sleeve-13433/b294f619fbc9/national-shaft-repair-sleeve/99118/2552594 I can stop in and get the store to ord...
by tdump
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Soaking brass carburator floats
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Soaking brass carburator floats

I would say extra tarnish,dirt and what not is adding weight to the float which in theory could interfer with it's operation.
by tdump
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Re: To coat or not to coat?

The rust is probably on a baffle or on the inside top where you cant see it. IF there is any thing loose in that tank it will stop something up in the fuel system at some point.May be in a couple days or a couple years.Regardless it will mean more work.The last time I used RedKote I had some trouble...
by tdump
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Thanks for posting this.I am at a point that this is important info.I was looking at the seals and thought of geting the neopreme.But Thanks Norm for reminding me that I would have to take the engine loose to get it out. There are some pits in the crankshaft on mine ,tiny but there.I was thinking of...
by tdump
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 95
Views: 3138

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

thanks to JIm Thode I have this picture of my granfathers wreck.He was driving a chain drive Mack and the train took the trailer off! The paper says the truck stalled.Being Moss was a big company,the news paper probably said that to help with insurance.Truth is,the track was between 2 long brick mil...
by tdump
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S VHS T club repair vides see list
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: F S VHS T club repair vides see list

I finally got my list of what I have so I can mark off the 1's I have and figure out the 1's I need.
by tdump
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 31 Victoria
Replies: 15
Views: 1206

Re: 31 Victoria

You don't see many of those around these parts. Nice looking car. My dad always says he wishes I messed with Model A's instead of T's because he learned to drive in a A pickup. Just to poke at him I tell him I don't want a hotrod! 4 wheel brakes and 3 speed in the floor and 40 HP :shock: Who needs a...
by tdump
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 863

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Well I don't really even know what a itunes card is so I would be in a pickle to try to help him if it was a legit thing.Has Mr Smith responded to anyone in reference to this yet? His computer may be highjacked with ransom ware I heard about a while back.The hacker wants itbit coins or something to ...
by tdump
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 2158

Re: What is this ??

If the engine is running ok,and there were no major problems,you should be able to replace the mag coil, brass screws and plates and reset the gap and put the thing back together.Just because a magnet clamp came off does not mean it needs new piston rings and mains.it is a repair that can be done wi...
by tdump
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 17
Views: 1008

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

Thank you for posting this. I am going to look at the pickup in the morning and see if I can do this without ruining anything.UNless I am out on the road,I keep the lever in the middle so it can't jump into high gear by accident. But that lever is right under my knee.Makes working the peddles hard to.
by tdump
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: my 21 -t-
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: my 21 -t-

I have to admit,I grow weary of that blame handle gouging under my left knee on my pickup.I am hoping to maby bend it outward a bit or something.
by tdump
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a very sad sad day
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: a very sad sad day

Yea it would be worth digging up.
Wide tracks were just 14's right? If it were a wide track,that would make me want to dig it up for sure.
by tdump
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: bicycle speedometer

Okdoky, I will make or get a mount for the gps. less money! :D And more functions. :)
by tdump
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

Their ads don't bother me NEARLY as bad as the 17.95 shipping for a 2 dollar part.That is where the real crying shame is.
And over 200 bucks for kevalar bands for a 26-7 T,rediculas when the better venders show a much better price and better shipping cost.
by tdump
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22263

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Sheesh,I would hate to clean all that out of a engine. I got a call 1 day,fellow had changed the oil in his nearly new Craftsman lawnmower and it didn't run very long and it stopped.Would not turn over. Ask me to look at it. Called me a bit later in the day and said he may know what had happened. It...
by tdump
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: bicycle speedometer

I will check into that,I bought a Garmen for 10 bucks at a yard sale never took out of the box till i got it.It would be good for that,but my experiance was with the rubber suction cups and they fail miserably. When I bought a new up to date 1 for my modern I got a sand bag looking thing for it to b...
by tdump
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: bicycle speedometer

Thank you for taking the pics.And like you said,it might help others.
Right now I would rather get a modern cheapo bike speedo and put the real money in the vehicals mechanicals.
by tdump
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: bicycle speedometer

1 thing that might affect how I can mount sensers is I am running wire wheels on the T's I want to put speedos on.The pickup is finished and working towards road legal,the speedster,still a work in progress.
by tdump
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: bicycle speedometer

I am wanting something cheap.Those original speedos look nice,no complaints other than exspense..Since I am trying to get this thing road legal I don't want to ride without a speedo as the local Barnies love to write tickets!
by tdump
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: bicycle speedometer

Well that is plenty of info to work with. I like the rear wheel mounted idea. Thanks for the help. And Randell,I had no idea a outfit could be bought for a modern to shine the speed up on the windsheild.THe link you posted,had me browsing for a hour.And checking ebay,where i buy since I don't a acco...
by tdump
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

bicycle speedometer

Can someone shed some light on this subject as to what works? I can't ride a bicycle so I never used 1. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Icocopro-Bike-Speedometer-And-Odometer-Wireless-Flexible-Round-Shape-Waterproo/183992999714?hash=item2ad6d65f22:g:mpAAAOSwzBBdokUV Wil 1 like this work? I have a older gps...
by tdump
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1120

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

I get a call sometimes to work on a 24 roadster and the last time I went over there the fellow had pulled 4 plastic colls and installed 4 that Ron Patterson had rebuilt.Runs better. It is my understanding the plastic coils are cheaper made and better suited for 1 cylinder hit and miss engine instead...
by tdump
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: right fender bracket needed
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: right fender bracket needed

Part came in the mail today. Well packed in good shape.Thank you sir.
by tdump
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22263

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Thought this was neat and wanted to post it.
by tdump
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need 1926 Trans band fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Need 1926 Trans band fabric

I can't get that website to open.:(
by tdump
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need 1926 Trans band fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Need 1926 Trans band fabric

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-transmission-band-lining-set-kevlar-wide-brake-band.html Aint that about double what they are listed for in our normal supplier catalogs? WOW,talk about gougeing. :shock: Chaffins shows 98 bucks, 105 at Langs.I know those suppliers are out righ...
by tdump
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: right fender bracket needed
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: right fender bracket needed

Were right fender brackets banned from the road or something way back then? Seems every right fender I ever have been able to pick up has that bracket missing. I have some left fenders that could be used for flour sifters,still have thier brackets. Strange!
by tdump
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale Model T-A oors
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: For sale Model T-A oors

When I read it the first time I thought it was parts of some type of boat conversion for a T.
by tdump
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need 1926 Trans band fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Need 1926 Trans band fabric

I am staring down the gun barrel of this same problem.Regardless of how fast or slow I am working on my current T project, if i can't get bands, it wont run or roll. You would think someone would be making them again.I read somewhere here recently that the machine broke that was making the kevlar 1'...
by tdump
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Question on babbitting

The most cussing I ever heard my dad let out was when he tried to pour the babbit for the 2 bearings on the sawmill mandrell back in 1975. No one really told him how to do it,he had to learn the hard way. He first tried to pour it on cold cast,and it went everywhere but where it was supposed to. Use...
by tdump
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rust911-UltraConcentrate-Rust-Remover-Makes-16-gallons-Safe-Powerful-/202745216309?hash=item2f348e7d35 Um,may be a viable alternative to sandblasting and such for alot of parts.I think I read something about the 16 gallons would clean 600 pounds of metal? I don't have much k...
by tdump
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: reverse eyes on rear spring?

Well with the tax refund in march I will probably order it from Langs and get some other parts that can ride along in the same box to save shipping.thanks for the help.And although it saddens me to turn loose of 145 bucks :cry: that could go for something else,at least I know It will work right. Sho...
by tdump
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

Allan,if we are in a hurry,it is easy to toss a tough case to the side.But sometimes people like a challenge.And to me,saving a old engine is a challenge,making it run is even more fun.If I found a 26 engine,and it appeared to be all there and sound,it would sit in the shop on a stand and I would ap...
by tdump
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: reverse eyes on rear spring?

Well,I was not thinking to much apparently when I did that,I thought it would work. Sometimes ,you just don't think straight.I think i did this about 2011 or so? Anyhow,I may just wait till I start cuting grass again and bite the bullet for a spring. There used to be spring shops in this area but fi...
by tdump
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

media blast inside the ports, then use gentle heat for a couple heat-cool down cycles,then apply penetrating oil,Kroil would be a good FIRST choice,then use a gentle tapping from a hammer on top and maybe with a punch in the ports,gently,you are shaking it for vibration to help the oil creep in and ...
by tdump
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eyes on rear spring?
Replies: 8
Views: 455

reverse eyes on rear spring?

I found I may have made a booboo on the rear of my speedster. I reversed the eyes on the front spring,and made a copy of the Laurel brackets to lower the front end. Seems to be ok, The back,well,I didn't want to cut anything,so I had the bright idea,seemed bright at the time anyway,to put the top 3 ...
by tdump
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nashville, TN Swap Meet
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Nashville, TN Swap Meet

Sounds like my last trip to the Autofair in charlotte.I did get some TT wheels and a couple trailer fenders I just put to use back in december but as far as T stuff, not that much.And what was there,I had plenty off.Chassis ,rear axle housings and such. I hope to go to 1 swap meet this year.dependin...
by tdump
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???

In a case like this,it pays to explore until the issue is found!
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 tt closed cab top
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: 24 tt closed cab top

Don,have you joined the Slow Turtle T club ?At least I won't be alone in the Tarheel T's :D
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 21
Views: 1479

Re: Speedster build.

Well,here is a bit of progress. Can't see it really but the front fender mounting has been figured out, new king pins and bushings and all the cotter pins in the front end. Figuring out lay out of the rear fender as I want them lower and more centered over the wheels than stock.running boards will b...
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22263

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

I found this pic online and although it is not a T, it sure does apply!
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: right fender bracket needed
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: right fender bracket needed

Part enroute as of monday! thank you sir for the help.
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

I would say if the rebuilder happens to have been reading this thread ,the warrenty may allready be out the window like last weeks dish water.Repeated warnings of don't run it,and running it anyway,if I was the rebuilder,I would say, "that will be labor and parts to repair it sir". If you bought a n...
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22263

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Smart Kid,I hope they got a A+
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: right fender bracket needed
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: right fender bracket needed

Message sent,thank you sir!
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Well,whatever it is,if it is making noise that long,it is not healthy for the engine to continue to run untill the issues are looked into,just think of it as a cash regisiter clanging and banging and your wallet getting lighter and your face drooping as you watch your money go away.. I have rebuilt ...
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Paint

"Does your battery turn YOUR car over?"
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: right fender bracket needed
Replies: 7
Views: 211

right fender bracket needed

As always,I get a right front fender,the bracket is gone off the back corner. Kinda hard to fit the fender without it.
It can be rusted ,pitted a bit,just as long as it is usable after blasting and mounting
by tdump
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Eh,I wouldn't run it but long enough to get it in the dry where I could at least remove the cylinder head and look at the cylinders for scaring. The more you run it,the more damage you could be doing. Things could bind up and break in the transmission,crankshaft damage.If you are planning to sell it...
by tdump
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale MTFCA VHS Tapes all new on sale
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: For Sale MTFCA VHS Tapes all new on sale

I will see if I can skeer up a old catalog. thanks for the idea
by tdump
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ran when parked
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Ran when parked

If I bought it I would get it running well enough to load it on the trailer when I picked it up.What a crock about never trying to make it run and trying to leave the dust on it. :roll: Clean it up,make it run,make it safe and DRIVE IT>No commerical carrier,another crock.
by tdump
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale MTFCA VHS Tapes all new on sale
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: For Sale MTFCA VHS Tapes all new on sale

Is there any idea of how many different 1's there are? I have some,not all.I like to watch them before I do something.
Is there a list of them or something? I don't need to get copies I all ready have.
by tdump
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22263

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

forgive my asking but what is the green stuff and the busted wooden crates?'
by tdump
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt Steering Quadrant - How We Did It
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Rebuilt Steering Quadrant - How We Did It

If I was younger I would invest in a Tig machine.Alot can be done with 1.
by tdump
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

I know everyone wants to haul every block with a crack off to the junk yard nowadays. But T engines may not be as plentiful in 20 + years as they are now.New methods may be divised to repair them or what not. I would like to see a pic of the actuall crack. There is no pressure on the cooiling system...
by tdump
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

I just got home from working on a 24 roadster that was restored about 1971. The only defect is the laquer paint is cracked up in a lot of places like splash aprons and such.
The 1 in the photos has been reworked probably about that time or before.
Good job,I would clean it up and enjoy it.
by tdump
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1138

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???

For goodness sakes park it before you ruin the cylinders.
I bought a rebuilt engine,never ran,put it in my T, ran it 20 minutes total,and this was what number 3 and 4 looked like.
Scars the cylinders if ran to long. I buffed off the pistons, honed the cylinders and she is running fine now
by tdump
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 95
Views: 3138

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

The McPhaile fuel truck that Pairy keet posted,It appears to be a TT, BUT look at that dropped axle on the front.Never saw that on a TT. What would have been the advantage?