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by Tiger Tim
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun accessory for the stocking
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: Fun accessory for the stocking

That would have been great that time I got caught out in a thunderstorm with no roof.
by Tiger Tim
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 3129

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

So did car graffiti die out when the bumper sticker was invented?
by Tiger Tim
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spiral Tube Radiator.
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: Spiral Tube Radiator.

hpetrino wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:17 pm
I wonder why they marketed it as for a TT
It’s a quiet way to admit it’s ugly.
by Tiger Tim
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 2854

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

I ran out of gas on my way home from work once, the way it started spitting and coughing had me convinced it was an electrical problem right up until it quit. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson but I ran out of gas a second time right across the street from a gas station. Unfortunately it was a ...
by Tiger Tim
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 22179

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Topics like this make me wish the moratorium on vendor posts was adjusted a little. While I’m all for DIY innovation and saving a few bucks (you should see my T), I would hope Mike Kossor has a reason for his price and it would be nice if he (and other vendors of course) had a place to defend the be...
by Tiger Tim
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian license plates
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Canadian license plates

I got a lovely set of restored Ontario plates for my ‘26 from Ontplates.com or you could keep an eye on kijiji (like a Canadian craigslist) for an individual or set to come up.
by Tiger Tim
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 7684

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Those heads fascinate the heck out of me. Can you hear the balls when they run?
by Tiger Tim
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 5319

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

My new (to me) shop has an oil-fired forced air furnace that can warm about a thousand square feet up like nobody’s business. Well, until it quit yesterday. Hopefully I just ran the oil tank dry, gotta get out back and check.
by Tiger Tim
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 3886

Re: big freeze

Us northerners could stand to remember, too. Here I am at work for the next week, flying all over the place, thinking about my T in the garage and all the times this past summer I topped up the rad with plain water and wondering just what mix is in there now. I’m sure there’s enough antifreeze to ho...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 3353

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Alright, if ashtrays were so popular at the time what about making a period-looking cup holder based on the design and mounting of an ash tray? Anyone have any examples?
by Tiger Tim
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 3353

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

I’ve been thinking about how to add a cup holder to my T too and I like the idea of just using a shoe. Maybe even an old boot or something that’s rigged to clip onto the back edge of the floor boards...
by Tiger Tim
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 4286

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Look at the era photo above of the engine. Notice the rear intake manifold. It appears to be aluminum, doglegged, and facing backwards. I think it would be an N/R/S intake manifold. I would have written it off as being a T manifold with the bottom cut off, turned 180°, and welded back on. Just a gu...
by Tiger Tim
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

I know it’s not correct but I kinda like that body.
by Tiger Tim
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 7435

Re: How cold do you drive?

If it’ll start, I’ll go. Here I am this past January when it was maybe a half dozen degrees below freezing. Any colder than that and the straight SAE 30 I foolishly put in May as well have been cement. This winter I’ll put in a multi grade oil and probably keep it in a heated garage for better resul...
by Tiger Tim
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

It could also have been painted any non-standard colour for better contrast in black and white photos. Did you know the Addams family’s house was pink?
by Tiger Tim
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 4648

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Allan wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Tim, the handle can be freed up
Thanks Allan, that sounds like a good winter project.
by Tiger Tim
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 4648

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Yatcwhit wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Do not crank you T with a rag in your hand.
Ouch. Can I ask how the rag was involved to cause that? On my T the handle on the end of the crank is seized so I always wrap a rag around it to save the blisters on start up.
by Tiger Tim
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Model T era re-purposed Motorcycle
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

Re: Old Photo - Model T era re-purposed Motorcycle

thom wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:48 pm
I can't help thinking " what a waste of an Indian motorcycle" . But then that's what I think every time I see a cut down T, or tractor conversion, or speedster. ;)
If all were kept then they wouldn’t be special today.
by Tiger Tim
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My stupid mistake of the week...
Replies: 16
Views: 2575

Re: My stupid mistake of the week...

I broke my top windscreen today too. I was closing it up (yesterday was a hot one so I had it flipped open) and when I loosened the wing nuts it slipped and clipped the corner of the lower half when it swung shut.
by Tiger Tim
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Figure this noise out
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Figure this noise out

nothing in my prior reply requires the adjustment or replacement of any part Sorry Scott, I must not have fully understood your first reply. I had taken it to mean that my coils weren’t particularly well matched and that just one or two was firing way too early causing the knock. Before the knock s...
by Tiger Tim
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Figure this noise out
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Figure this noise out

I hadn’t even though about it being a coil adjustment thing. I will say that my engine is almost untouched in this knock chase (okay, it has a new adjustable crank pulley but that’s it). Three out of four coils were bought brand new about five years ago and came “adjusted and tested” when I bought t...
by Tiger Tim
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Figure this noise out
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Figure this noise out

Hey all, I’ve been chasing a knock for a while and can’t really settle on what’s causing it. Something is banging in or around the engine, usually only under load Andy it sort of comes and goes. Here’s the weird part: today I forgot to switch to mag after start and there was no knock. When I switche...
by Tiger Tim
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Irregularity
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Old Photo, Irregularity

Marvel Mystery Oil will clear that right up!
by Tiger Tim
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Good Humor truck
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Old Photo, Good Humor truck

It’s funny, if that was a colour picture I would have thought someone had wildly missed the mark eyeballing the shape of a c-cab delivery body but I guess they really were like that.
by Tiger Tim
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are our cars invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2557

Are our cars invisible?

Well, it finally happened and tonight I had to use my Klaxon in anger. Some sort of new car nearly backed into my T in a parking lot and it got me wondering; with all the electronic nannies on a new car, can they “see” a Model T? I know that a magnetic sensor at a traffic light won’t pick up my T an...
by Tiger Tim
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you think he does it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: How do you think he does it?

Most of the time the passenger maintains "hands off". I'm thinking foot controls. I've always thought it would be fun to rig up a touring with the controls hidden in the back seat and a dog trained to sit in front by himself and "drive". I’ve thought about doing the same, I think the Shriners or so...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you think he does it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

How do you think he does it?

A dog drives a Model T pickup starting around 3:30
https://youtu.be/8krNQ8BkM3I

I have an idea of how I would do it but I’m curious how it’s really done.
by Tiger Tim
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 3855

Re: TT prices

1925TT wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:56 pm
auxiliary trans are a must... I have a 2 speed rear end, 3 speed drive line trans and warford 3 speed on mine.
With everything in low your TT must be able to move a house...
by Tiger Tim
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

So basically you get a lava lamp sort of thing going on in your engine? Neat.
by Tiger Tim
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 3466

Re: Factory frame identification

Without the whole story, I’m inclined to ask why he was asking. Was it to determine that it wasn’t a stock frame from some other year or was it to determine that you weren’t trying to sneak a hot rod through as an original car. I believe some major hot rod shops were pinched for that a number of yea...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator noises
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Radiator noises

Ewalny wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:59 pm
Hm. Thanks Tim. That gives me pause about why I didn’t hear anything with the old radiator!
Chances are it’s because you said you used to have a water pump. When the engine stops turning the pump does too and it likely impeded the flow enough to stop the gurgling.
by Tiger Tim
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator noises
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Radiator noises

That’s normal. The flow in the stock cooling system is based on temperature differences within it, when you shut your engine off it’s still hot so the coolant continues to flow.
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 5104

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

Is that about half of the low speed band up at the top of the picture? Yikes!
by Tiger Tim
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 2433

Re: Shift knob in transmission

I seem to remember having a hell of a time just getting bands in and out, are you sure something the size of a golf ball could fit in there?
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 3188

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

MichaelPawelek wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:43 pm
...two of my neighbor’s wives...
How many wives does this neighbour have?
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T owned for 70 Years story
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: T owned for 70 Years story

Rich Eagle wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:46 am
It gives us hope doesn't it?
It did, until I realized I have to love to at least a hundred to achieve the same.

Still, good on him for loving his truck and driving it lots.
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

Re: Fuel lines

With a name like Spadpilot, I have high hopes for this speedster...
Image

Also good to know copper might work, I have a roll in the garage and need a new fuel line for my T too.
by Tiger Tim
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Photo..dodging nature in the '13
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: New Photo..dodging nature in the '13

Looks like a nice day for a drive. The creek through my yard seems to be at a record low this year but it feeds into the Great Lakes so at least now I know where the water went!
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Locked Then Free
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Engine Locked Then Free

I’ll have to drain the oil and see what I have. I peeked in the rad and the level looked about normal but on the other hand the engine still tweets a little under heavy load so the head gasket can’t be 100% perfect. For what it’s worth there was no water under the car and no steam or anything out th...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Locked Then Free
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Engine Locked Then Free

So what do you guys think is best? Check the bendix spring just to be sure then drain the oil and go magnet fishing in the trans?
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Locked Then Free
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Engine Locked Then Free

Bit of a head-scratcher tonight: I gave my T two pulls on choke to prime it, noting nothing unusual other than a little wheezing through the #4 plug threads, then hit the switch and went to pull it for a start. To my surprise the engine was locked up tight. No give, no play, just zero rotation. I ga...
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forgetting how to drive the Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Forgetting how to drive the Model T

I seem to remember historically in England (and maybe presently) a driver’s license had to be specifically endorsed for a manual transmission. Hopefully someone from over there can confirm or deny.
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 3447

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

I think Motorcraft F11 spark plugs were recently removed from the Ford parts catalog so... last year or so?
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 3319

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

I’ve been using pond water this summer but in the fall I’ll have to remember to switch it to creek water - the creek doesn’t freeze like the pond does.
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: As seen on Craigslist
Replies: 11
Views: 2568

Re: As seen on Craigslist

This would go great with the T-parts band saw that was posted here a couple years ago... and a cam shaft pry bar.
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

Hey, thanks for all the info. I'm not worried about the title (it's been titled as a '26 for at least 35 years) just more curious than anything. It became an issue in my mind when ordering parts and such. The engine could well be a 26, especially with that serial number. The big obvious change made...
by Tiger Tim
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 3700

Re: Oils

The more I see these oil threads come up, the more I think someone could do pretty well for themselves selling T oil.
by Tiger Tim
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 3246

Re: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?

Original Smith wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:58 am
Steve: I sure wish I had those parts you just posted. Those kind of parts probably got scrapped by the 100's because no one knew what they were for!
Not to commit someone else to a job but I’m sure a bunch of folks around here could whip up copies of those in their sleep.
by Tiger Tim
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FYI. Interesting car ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3625

Re: FYI. Interesting car ...

I’d rather have three of these for the same money:
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 77004.html
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 3246

Re: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?

how was the peddle set up without the extended peddle to hook to? IIRC it’s a metal sleeve that clamps to the pedal just below the floor, then I believe a short rod that terminates in a pulley near the U-joint. The rod has a turnbuckle in it and a bracket that keeps everything from flopping around....
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Economy of scale

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:11 am
Not a lot of things I can think of that prices go DOWN by 2/3 over the course of
10-15 years !
Computers?
by Tiger Tim
Wed May 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing oil from concrete.........
Replies: 12
Views: 2338

Re: Removing oil from concrete.........

That uses a lot less gas than my method. A couple winters back I accidentally left my T’s fuel valve open and lost the whole tank through the carb, one drip at a time. Floor was spotless that spring, though.
by Tiger Tim
Tue May 28, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rules for setting timing as you drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: Rules for setting timing as you drive?

If you’re running on mag, are there more than two timings available anyways?
by Tiger Tim
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 2637

Re: How tall is the tallest T?

What I’m getting from this is that if I want a closed car (which I do) I’ll have to build a new garage...
by Tiger Tim
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter wants to fall off
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Starter wants to fall off

Thanks all, I’ll be checking the threads in the hogshead (fingers crossed) and if they’re fine I’ll start with fresh lock nuts. Failing that I suppose I’ll try some loctite on the screws, or buy and drill some hex head screws so I can wire them.
by Tiger Tim
Tue May 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 2124

Re: which Oil

After a couple years of reading many, many opinions on oil I believe that the right oil for my T isn’t necessarily the right oil for yours. My own current strategy is to favour changing oil frequently instead of seeking fancy additives, and I’m homing in on the right viscosity for the climate I driv...
by Tiger Tim
Sun May 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter wants to fall off
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Starter wants to fall off

Hi all, it seems every time I get back from a drive my starter mounting screws are loose and the starter hangs with about a 1/16” gap along the top edge of the gasket. I can tighten it back down but it happens again and again. I’m not terribly worried about the starter, most starts are on the crank ...
by Tiger Tim
Sat May 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anoter Model T followed me home
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: Anoter Model T followed me home

Great looking little truck, I hope you get lots of use out of it.
by Tiger Tim
Mon May 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Fuel Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: 1926 Fuel Line

Sounds easy enough. I should have mentioned that I planned to pick up a small tubing bender, I was just curious if there were any non-obvious gotchas to that short line and it sounds like there aren’t.
by Tiger Tim
Mon May 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinge Friction
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Windshield Hinge Friction

Thanks Norman, I’ll stack another washer or two under the wing but and see where that gets me. I think part of the problem is the repop nuts being bored too shallow then heavily plated which makes them very hard to screw on. Perhaps while I have them off I should make up a poor man’s tap from a bolt...
by Tiger Tim
Mon May 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 5738

Re: What timer do you use

Near as I can tell mine has a Tiger timer. I have no idea how many miles were on it when I got it but I tried to drive the T almost every day last summer and intend to do the same this year. So far so good, and the worn out cam seal keeps it well lubricated!
by Tiger Tim
Sun May 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year car is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: What year car is this?

It may not be 100% correct but I think I’d be awfully happy driving around in that coupe.
by Tiger Tim
Sat May 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Hinge Friction
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Windshield Hinge Friction

I’ve noticed lately that my windshield on the 26 wants to flop around a lot. I know the reproduction wing nuts I have aren’t the best fit, and I had to add washers under them when they were installed, but now it seems I need to do something more. Is there supposed to be a friction washer or somethin...
by Tiger Tim
Sat May 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Fuel Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

1926 Fuel Line

Hi all, It looks like the fuel line on my 26 was at one time kinked and straightened and while whoever straightened it did an okay job it seems to be developing a crack there. Are there any tricks to making up a new line or is it just a matter of bending a piece of tube (I think I read somewhere tha...
by Tiger Tim
Thu May 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet for metal residue capture
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Re: Magnet for metal residue capture

DanTreace wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 am
Recent info gives some precautions to wire or secure that magnet so it can't get into the trans.
Come to think of it, why do we even put the magnet IN the trans? It should work just as well stuck to the outside of the trans cover and would be much easier to clean the metallic fuzz off that way.
by Tiger Tim
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 3558

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Your best bet would be to call the Canadian customs office next week and verify, it would be silly to get turned away or have your T seized just because you took forum advice as gospel. Take notes on the call and get the agent’s badge number at the end so you have a reference later. If you will be w...
by Tiger Tim
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 4600

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Do you have a total cost for us Canucks, Les?
by Tiger Tim
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 20368

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

All I didn’t this month was chip all of the ice away from my garage door and go for a short drive to see what needed to be addressed/adjusted. The short answer seems to be ‘everything.’

I’ll be a busy T mechanic in May...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators
Replies: 29
Views: 4586

Re: Riley Multi-Lift Valve Actuators

Why are they so short lived, just a general lack of oil up to them or something else?
by Tiger Tim
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Automobilia and antique bicycle auction
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Automobilia and antique bicycle auction

V4F wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Old bikes and old cars compliment each other.
They sure do. I have a Schwinn DX around here somewhere that needs restoring. Now where the heck did I put it?
by Tiger Tim
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster From The Rear
Replies: 10
Views: 2240

Re: Disaster From The Rear

The rear end of my T was just a little bit worse than that when I opened it up. Call me a masochist but I actually enjoyed rebuilding it. I think from mine I ended up keeping the housing, axles, Hyatt bearings, and replacing everything else.
by Tiger Tim
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 5100

Re: Let's talk gasoline

The trouble with talking about gasoline is that the gas I buy is probably different from the gas you buy, even if the pumps are labelled the same. There are regional blends, and seasonal blends, which I guess means there are also regional seasonal blends. So far the cheap 10% ethanol has worked just...
by Tiger Tim
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 4600

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Am I too late to put my name in for one? My current front plate mounting is destroying my radiator, may as well do it right.
by Tiger Tim
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 7556

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

Tom Hicks wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:49 am
Maybe someone can tell me how easy it is to rebuild an NH...
It’s a piece of cake as long as you do it as badly as I did.
by Tiger Tim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5886

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

Thanks for the quick description Hank, it looks like a real art form. For someone who just wants to start playing around with a technique like that, would any old sheet steel scrap do the trick? Does it need to be heat treated in any way first to make it more workable?
by Tiger Tim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust in water jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 2645

Re: Rust in water jackets

Shouldn’t be any babbit in the water jacket. To clean those out I take a couple feet of bicycle brake cable, chuck one end in a drill and fray the last few inches of the other end to make a wire brush on a flex drive. Feed it into the various holes in the block and head then get a load of all the cr...
by Tiger Tim
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 3432

Re: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend

Scott, maybe it deserves a thread of its own but I never understood why my method was wrong. I figured that the throw out collar holds back the clutch assembly and ‘not-quite-engaged’ would be the best place for it to be. I’m willing to accept that I’m wrong (couldn’t learn anything otherwise) but d...
by Tiger Tim
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend
Replies: 18
Views: 3432

Re: Racing but no speed—asking for a friend

I could have sworn I responded to this last night but I guess not. I’m not as experienced as a lot of the posters here but I agree the clutch is slipping. Without knowing what this owner or car’s backgrounds are, I would suggest the following: 1. Change the oil. Put in a cheap 5W30 and NO ADDITIVES....
by Tiger Tim
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 4859

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

I fixed my manifold with a credit card. In your case if you’re absolutely married to what you have, wasn’t there a run of wrong size repop exhaust nuts made? If they were a little undersize maybe somebody has one they can send you. Just keep reducing (and sharpening up) your manifold threads until i...
by Tiger Tim
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Is that a spittoon or ashtray on the dash

That looks like my truck! It isn’t, but mine is in about the same shape.
by Tiger Tim
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT model T engine powered submarine
Replies: 20
Views: 3976

Re: OT model T engine powered submarine

Anyhow, the boat pictured may have been able to run even with the surface, but actually submerging was probably not possible. Well, more correctly, submerging and then surfacing was probably not possible. Like the drug running subs mentioned above, I think calling this thing a submarine is a bit of...
by Tiger Tim
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 6108

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

I picked the right sweetie. She has her hobbies, I have mine and we’re building a life that includes and supports all of them. I never understood why some people get more and more serious with an oppressive partner.
by Tiger Tim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Production Model T Service Ad SD
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Post Production Model T Service Ad SD

They never specified all parts. I wonder if there’s anything on a T that’s currently available at Ford dealerships. Fan belt, maybe? How about Motorcraft spark plugs?
by Tiger Tim
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 5903

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

It gets cold enough up my way in winter that there’s no way an average electric car would have more than a couple miles range, if it moved at all. About the only non-fossil fuel vehicle that would work in the depths of a winter here would be nuclear. Presumably, they’ll keep producing gasoline for a...
by Tiger Tim
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 4737

Re: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen

I figured if I ever got a nice enclosed trailer I’d have it all done up with decals for “Dave’s Septic Diving Services” or something like that, or just always park it beside one of the oh-so-tempting trailers with the expensive alloy wheels and big Harley logo on the side...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 4420

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

john.zibell wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:11 pm
50% ATF, 50% Acetone.
For what it’s worth the test that determined how awesome that formula is was questionable at best. If you have to go out and buy either acetone or ATF just buy penetrating oil.
by Tiger Tim
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 6710

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

Don’t tell anyone, but when I recognized that the nearest swap meet to me was still an eight hour drive and then a crap shoot as to whether I’d even find the proper wrench for sale there, I went to the local cheap tool store to see what they had. What I ended up with was a 24” long adjustable wrench...
by Tiger Tim
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 3501

Re: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

Well now you have me wondering what replacement shackles I have on my car. As a known cheap-ass, I think I know what the answer is going to be...
by Tiger Tim
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 8154

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Last summer I was leaving the T’s first car show. My car has electric start but it also has a crank and, well, you know. So I get the thing going in front of a sizeable crowd, hop in, get settled and on my way only to have it sputter and die about fifteen feet later. Jump out red-faced, turn the gas...
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting 1914 to Electric Start
Replies: 20
Views: 3176

Re: Converting 1914 to Electric Start

How about finding and installing a period-correct aftermarket starter? You know, to be that guy.
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grandpa’s coil tester
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: Grandpa’s coil tester

I *think* this is a discussion on similar coil testers:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1253028336
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Slightly OT - I cannot login to MTFCA using Google Chrome
Replies: 18
Views: 4235

Re: Slightly OT - I cannot login to MTFCA using Google Chrome

I couldn't login on anything for a week but the link I quoted above worked like a charm. Bookmarks adjusted accordingly.
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum failure this AM - we caught it.
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: Forum failure this AM - we caught it.

Did someone install a filter on the forum when it was being set up? The internet is electrical but it seems 99% of electrical problems are actually fuel, after all...
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 5481

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:27 am
"When is it time to change bands ?"

When your feet are touching the firewall and you can't stop and have no more adjustment left!! :shock:
I would probably do it one day earlier than that, but that's just me.
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone Install a dome light in their depot hack?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Anyone Install a dome light in their depot hack?

My first thought would be to make them self-contained and battery powered, all the while hoping nobody ever asks where the wires are.
by Tiger Tim
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2865

Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

I'm all packed, when are we leaving?
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by Tiger Tim
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2865

Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

So two spare rims, four extra tires and tubes, and also a patch kit? Must have been awful roads at the time.
by Tiger Tim
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 4888

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

Well this might be really disappointing but all I did was wait for a milder day. There was no pre-heat, oil change, towing or anything. All I did was another half turn richer on the carb which I took back off again as it warmed, as one often does. It was a nicer day so I just gave it a shot before t...
by Tiger Tim
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 4888

Cold Start Advice Needed

**I want to first be clear that I’m only going to do this once.** Wife and I bought a new house and now I’m having to move my T in the middle of January in a place north of Minnesota, so suffice to say it’s cold. My plan is to just drive the T over since it’s only about a two mile trip and the road...
by Tiger Tim
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: registered users
Replies: 9
Views: 2375

Re: registered users

My wife would have no idea where I spent my time online if I kicked the bucket and even if she did it's not like she has my passwords.