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by Thorlick
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....
Replies: 27
Views: 880

Re: This story involves a Vanderbilt cup racer, Thomas Flyers, and a lowly Ford. It's going to take some time.....

Rob, I love your posts. I have “sprained” my back before. My disc damage never happened whilst treating my dental patients. The worst was whilst operating a shovel in my yard. Terrie will confirm that I have NEVER blamed a car... ESPECIALLY A MODEL T for injuring my back! (I am creative enough and ...
by Thorlick
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Fishing out of season without a license!

Steve, I have to wait to get a manifold cooker to decide on that. Art, you pegged the stage of assembly exactly. On engine stand with freshly mounted hogshead. I tried through the transmission cover access without luck and then found that little drain slot on the bottom (where else would a drain be...
by Thorlick
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Fishing out of season without a license!

I went fishing today. Since it is out of season (and I haven't a fishing license) please do not alert the warden! fishing1.jpg fishing2.jpg fishing3.jpg fishing4.jpg BTW, this can (and did) happen even when most precautions are taken. That driven shaft and the fourth main have a long story attached...
by Thorlick
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3915

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

Just started a little transmission repair: Because the flywheel has a bad triple gear pin I am balancing up my spare until parts arrive. IMG_8787.JPG Recheck balance after drilling: IMG_8790.JPG Low drum shows a bit of damage: IMG_8759.JPG D.D. does the sniff test to select the replacement transmis...
by Thorlick
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Lost a tooth!

Things you might want to watch out for when buying parts: Check your prospective purchase over carefully looking for cracks: IMG_8758.JPG IMG_8768.JPG IMG_8767.JPG Check that your teeth are full size and not pointed, compare this good and bad gear. IMG_8772.JPG If you have parts like these I just r...
by Thorlick
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Bosch DU4 Newbie


Tim,

I believe that gets fastened by a screw inserted into the hole beneath the wire.



Bosch DU4
Bosch DU4


TH
by Thorlick
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Lost a tooth!

Norman, I have received the suggestion that I set my triple gears at .005” from both Erik Barrett and John Kuehn. So I want to acknowledge your correct assessment. I rely heavily on the Ford Service manual whilst working on my T. The fact that we have different lubricants and different bushing allo...
by Thorlick
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: FJ - Montana Towe & Howe & Ford Engines

I enjoyed visiting the Sacramento Towe Ford Museum several times. Then I went down and got a bidding number and attended the auction. It was painful to watch. The best cars seemed to go to internet bidders, many in Japan. As I remember it the tax men had Ed down front at the table to field question...
by Thorlick
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Lost a tooth!

Norman the Ford Service Manual calls for a running fit of .002” on triple gear bushings. If fit is .005” the bushing should be replaced. Following those instructions I reamed to .003” wanting to be sure to avoid seizing bushings. I used a piloted adjustable hand reamer. So you don’t like .003” and ...
by Thorlick
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Lost a tooth!

Adam, You said That broken tooth obviously didn’t DESTROY your transmission. Frankly I can’t imagine having any better luck! Right now I am looking for a geiger counter. It is the only way I can assess the nuclear bomb that went off inside Rusty! Some of it can be seen in this little instructional ...
by Thorlick
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Lost a tooth!

Perry,

Two Terrys?
NOT toothless!
NOT toothless!
TH
by Thorlick
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Lost a tooth!

Adam, Some parts are 100 some not so much. About a year ago I went through the transmission. The ancient riveted triples got new bushings, two got the new expensive alloy bushings. The third got an old reproduction bushing I had on the shelf, I suspect old alloy formula. I drive the car a lot and h...
by Thorlick
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost a tooth!
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Lost a tooth!

My granddaughter was excited to find a 50 cent piece under her pillow yesterday following the loss of an incisor. This got me motivated to start repairs on Rusty my 1927 roadster pickup. My daughter had taken a nice young man out to teach him to drive the T. The fact that things went south when he ...
by Thorlick
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1828

Re: Mountain pan.

Susanne, I have only seen a few of these big oil sumps on model Ts. They have all had drilled cranks and pumps (usually a VW oil pump on the back end of the camshaft, I think). I agree that if you don't have a tray like the inspection plate or an inspection plate with dams in place you are risking ...
by Thorlick
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Christmas Parade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: 13T - Christmas Parade Question

Darin, I suggest you go look at the parade route. Here we alternate the Independence Day parades between neighboring towns. Nevada City’s route is all downhill, Grass Valley’s all uphill. In the downhill years the cars do fine. If you stall you can even coast downhill the rest of the way, but the c...
by Thorlick
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Halloween Fun

Tod, I have all the materials he sent me a few years ago. The body is an exact match for the plans which will be vital to the restoration! You both did a wonderful job building your Omnibus. I hope Bob is doing well and enjoying your family! Thanks for the offer, keep watching this web site for my ...
by Thorlick
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Halloween Fun

George, I assume it can go as far as I care to pull the trailer. This being the first time I have pulled it on the trailer I noticed termite lightened wood scraps flew off of several places. It's next trip will be to the CHP and DMV offices to get "VIN verification" then registration. Then back hom...
by Thorlick
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Halloween Fun

I just got back from a “Fall Festival” celebration my wife’s church presented. Every year they ask me to help out in their festival which is a big Halloween party for families which keeps kids from the old door to door, dodge cars affairs I participated in as a child. I generally show up with a T a...
by Thorlick
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1828

Re: Mountain pan.

Rant removed...I used to help monitor the forum in the early days of this website and have now self edited! It was my job to remove offensive posts. I must admit I have jumped to an eroneous conclusion. I would like to apologize you all and especially to Stan. I no longer monitor the forum closely ...
by Thorlick
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1828

Re: Mountain pan.

Larry,

I braze the dams into my mountain pans.


Respectfully, TH
by Thorlick
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: World War 1 Model Ts


Rob,

There used to be an engine from (for?) one of those tanks up on the Ponderosa Ranch at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. You might have called it “engines“ as there were two model T engines mated together. If one engine stalls all you can do is drive in circles!

imho, TH
by Thorlick
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

Dustin, I have not seen that RNAS armored car before. It seems to have been a real thing used by the British Royal Naval Air Service In Eastern Europe. I found several period photos on line: 79030138-C3F3-4A71-A867-1F613F05F350.jpeg BDB01349-A4DB-45D3-9E27-A9D328A49A74.jpeg 9337447C-F228-4406-B78C-...
by Thorlick
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar vs. Cotton, How To Tell The Difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Chicken or egg?



“This Kevlar lining (damaged by a bad drum) has turned light gray in oil.“

Steve you really gave me a chuckle with that one... generally the Kevlar causes damage to the drum first, which then causes collateral damage to the band lining!

IMHO and experience, TH

by Thorlick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 3084

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Ten Years ago I put together a Stag Tour and so I was the leader. Lee had his Coupe which he used to drive to high school (a few years ago). It has a Ruckstell. On the way home I was doing about 40 mph down hill when Wham! In my mirror it looked like Lee was trying to get me to go faster. I started...
by Thorlick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Model T Fun

Rich, It's been 15 years since I've been offered triple my purchase price to part with Rusty. Terrie thinks I am Daft to have passed on $15 cash U.S.

Rusty came to me at $5. I have never failed to beat the cost of the car when adding petrol!

Rusty...$5!
Rusty...$5!
Rusty... over priced?
Rusty... over priced?
TH
by Thorlick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: David Dewey...Good News!

David, I mentioned your old cars (Barney and one other T) so NOT OT!

TH
by Thorlick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 838

David Dewey...Good News!

I just got an e-mail from David Dewey. I don't know if you were aware but he went to visit family in Dunsmuir, because his house was without power, about two weeks ago. Shortly after leaving Oroville he found out that his neighborhood was evacuated due to the fire approaching. He was not allowed bac...
by Thorlick
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1479

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Erik Barrett took his Dodge Brothers on a tour I was on about ten years ago.
by Thorlick
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2950

Re: Barn Find TT

Dick, I really like rough looking old trucks like that. Then I saw the painted door on that.... hey I lived in Webster Groves in 1976-1977! Terrie and I had just married and I was still in Dental school down the road. I didn’t see any old cars there then. I didn’t even see anywhere one could be hid...
by Thorlick
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ventura County, CA Club
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Ventura County, CA Club

Gary London Frequents this board. As he lives in Camarillo he is a member of the Ventura chapter. He posts under the name “modeltbarn”.

https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/memberlist.php ... ile&u=376
TH
by Thorlick
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2198

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Thanks Alan.

Don Jennings (author of “Three Pedals Down Main Street”) used to leave sage advice on the rear of his T using chalk. One I enjoyed was “Pass with care, driver chews terbaccee”.

TH
by Thorlick
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2198

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

I don’t mind bumper stickers as long as they are dignified and tasteful. For my car “Rusty”: 56C2B76F-AAE0-4140-B4C1-4063A8E24EC0.jpeg I looked for a sticker which states: “This car has a two speed transmission. If you don’t like this speed you sure as hell won’t like the other!” Since I couldn’t f...
by Thorlick
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Overheated!

So the rumor was true! I bet you got a really cool oval speedster tank in that swap. It was dented when I got that tank in a swap meet deal! You will have to decide where to cut for the filler.

Hey, if Jennifer and Karen are driving I bet my daughter would love to crew!

TH
by Thorlick
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Overheated!

Steve, after 93 years I suspect neither belt is original (actually I am pretty sure as I bought both at the Grass Valley Napa store). However, Rusty may have some of the original air in the tires. Bill has not committed to band replacement just yet but he did spin a fable about a Salt truck changin...
by Thorlick
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Overheated!

I went out to visit with a friend and have donuts this morning. I drove there in "Rusty", my 1927 L.A.F.D. Mountain Patrol Vehicle, in hopes that it will spur Bill on to finally change out his worn out bands in his '23 touring. BTW, after looking at "Rusty" can you figure out how he earned his nick...
by Thorlick
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don’t be like Wile E. Coyote !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: Don’t be like Wile E. Coyote !!!

I think of Wile E. Coyote every time I see an “X” on the floor in a store or bank. I can’t help looking up for the anvil! Erik, don’t be prejudiced against ACME. My ACME is the best bicycle I’ve ever had! (Way better than the 1895 Rudge!) B6DE2D39-84AE-46D2-8E18-CE47E155CA06.jpeg 888A0B40-3D14-44A6...
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3512

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

Mark, I disagree. No material in use for bands can create more heat than Kevlar. Wooden bands will ablate if overheated. I did that once going down the grade from Iowa Hill (Long, steep, horrendously dangerous... first I lost my transmission brake, then low, then reverse... I like to think that my ...
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1851

Re: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?

Dennis, My first trip up to Oregon was really a trip to take my 1913 T and family up to Friday Harbor on a tour of the San Juan Islands and then up island from Victoria on Vancouver Island. We stopped by to visit Keith and Yvonne Townsend in Gresham near Portland. Then we went up the Historic Colum...
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy Photo 1924 T from the rear
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Shorpy Photo 1924 T from the rear

That boy is dressed well and is in quite an upscale neighborhood. The car for the masses seems right at home there as would a more pricey vehicle!

IMHO, TH
by Thorlick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Laundaulet and Town Car

I was floored by the photo just posted by Dan Treace. It is from the Grand Central Auto Show, NYC, Jan. 6, 1909 and the line-up of new Fords. It clearly shows three of my favorite body styles: Town Car ($1,000), Runabout ($825) and Laundaulet ($950). My favorite is the Laundaulet. I have reposted D...
by Thorlick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: holley vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: holley vaporizer

Mike, That is the automatic air valve set screw. All of my vaporizer carbs have one. Ford says the air valve purpose is to automatically control air supply for maximum acceleration. The screw limits the air valve opening. As near as I can figure it sets the maximum the air valve flapper can open. S...
by Thorlick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

I have pulled up a video you might want to look at regarding a vaporizer problem. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfzFRipNkc . About 5 years ago I had a problem with the carburetor running badly. You can see the carburetor squirting fuel out at 1:36 on the video. This is leaking out th...
by Thorlick
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

For the car to run well you need spark, compression and fuel mixture. If a car runs badly on one type of carburetor folks are prone to trying another type. If it runs well on one type you tend to stick with that type. Before playing with carbs you must make sure the car is running well spark and co...
by Thorlick
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 4066

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

Rich, been there, done that. Quite some time ago a good friend told me how he got stuff out of his first T's transmission. I know it has been a while since I heard this story, long before I attended his memorial service about 15 years ago. When George was a kid he rounded up three other young aspir...
by Thorlick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: What is this?

Gary, I disagree about the 1922 Sedan idea. The number may be the same but the engine isn't. The 1918 had a very distinctive exposed valve and pushrod set in three groups of two cylinders. The 1922 had the more modern enclosed valve and pushrod train used for years to come. That exposed pushrod eng...
by Thorlick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: What is this?

Gary, Neat chassis. It is a 1918 Buick series 45. It will make a really nice speedster! Wish I had the time and the money!

I think you will be convinced when you see this photo of the 1918 Buick:


1918Buick.jpg


Hope you are doing well, Terry
by Thorlick
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 27
Views: 5148

Re: Loose spoke problem

You can see how often I review old forum pages. I just saw the above message from Tim. Tim is a great guy who just gifted me with the upholstery he removed from his car... Rusty will proudly wear those seat covers...THANKS TIM!!! Tim requested spoke jack tool photos so I have dug some up. sj.jpg I ...
by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Let's remember



For further reading here is another of the old stories, this time by Charlie Cotterman about his visit with RD.

https://www.mtfca.com/members/cotterman/charlie.htm

by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

I suggest you just get some modern float plalstic , make a float and be done with it!

This is from Langs, I assume most vendors have it.


new float material
new float material


TH
by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

William, I just replaced my heating plate on my ‘27... again. The new ones do look shiny like stainless. Stainless would be a good choice like the tube running through the stove. The problem I have with the reproduction heating plates is that the detailed stamping is too sharply delineated. IMG_722...
by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Let's remember

Memorial Day is a time we pause to remember and honor those who have lost their life in service to our country. I hope we can include all our military veterans and current members as well as those who are helping us cope with present conditions. On this vein I thought I would post a link to a story...
by Thorlick
Tue May 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13333

Re: Speedsters


Here the happy new owner of my speedster gives her husband the first ride!

1918 speedster
1918 speedster
TH
by Thorlick
Tue May 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint your car!
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: Paint your car!

I think this is dangerously close to the actual Ford method. I love the prep work. The devil is in the details!

TH
by Thorlick
Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint your car!
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Paint your car!


I just saw an interesting video which just may have some application in achieving an authentic “black era” Model T paint job! https://youtu.be/sH4249-gQgY


TH
by Thorlick
Wed May 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 3591

Re: Henry's Chariot

Don’t forget the blades afixed to the rear hubs like they had in the Ben Hur film!

TH
by Thorlick
Tue May 12, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

Rich, I recently went through this and posted some thoughts about how I did it. https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11807&p=90841#p9084 I eventually discovered a cool hint in a recent Vintage Ford magazine. You can leave the field coil mounting bolts loose after leveling the magnets allowi...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Anderson Timer Manufacturer

Another thing I am now doing which is great fun: After setting my timer I pulled the painters tape off of my quadrant and put fresh tape there. Then I cut a strip of paper to wrap around the pulley, marking TDC and degrees around the pulley. Next I transferred the marks to the quadrant tape. Set th...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

Larry I would add the front stake pocket to your list of mistakes... you can't put the top down if you have anything in the front stake pocket. Ford fixed this for '26-'27 by moving the stake pocket a bit back.

TH[/size]
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2241

Re: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019

Ed, those Stearns-Knights were neat cars. Did that one have some of Art's sleeve valves or did it have original valve sleeves? Too bad it was all wrapped up... hard to see!

TH
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Anderson Timer Manufacturer

Phil, it only works to have someone else do it if your timing gear cover is properly centered. So you need to get or make a centering fixture. Much less expensive, and very easy, is to just do it yourself. I changed my procedure for accomplishing this task this week to make it much easier (less rot...
by Thorlick
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2241

Re: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019

FJ, good photo of Roger and Erik! Is that a Stearns-Knight in front of the Center door T on the trailer? ... pretty cool!

TH
by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finally getting back to my Ruckstell
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: Finally getting back to my Ruckstell

Dave, I can just make out what your wonderful wife must have been saying:

"OOOH, Honey, it is way to cold for you out in that shop. Why don't you come in to the dining room and work on the dining table, that way I won't be lonely!"

Nice workbench!
Nice workbench!
TH[/size]
by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix cover oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Bendix cover oil leak

Dan, You mentioned a later type of cover with a rolled edge... my car is from 3/1927. I am not sure it has the original Bendix cover, but it probably does. My cover has a rolled edge, however there is an area where the rolled edge has split and torn away, about 1/2" worth. The only reason to add a ...
by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix cover oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Bendix cover oil leak

Yikes, I haven't used lock washers on these in.... well ever! I wish I had seen this a few hours ago, I would have put lockers in there, a plain good idea. Access to the Bendix \screws is a bit difficult with the pedals, linkage, Horlick design slider Rocky Mountain interface connection, and brake ...
by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix cover oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Bendix cover oil leak

After installing my engine with repairs completed I discovered a good size oil leak from the area of the Bendix cover. I looked around and found the old gasket in my discard pile... I couldn't have installed the cover without a gasket, could I? with a quick glance I could confirm that I used a new ...
by Thorlick
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Re: Magnet leveling

Dan, you just hit the reason I wanted to know about AC on the chuck. I wondered if someone was using a demagnetizer to hold a flywheel down.

TH
by Thorlick
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 3280

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Last time I had my engine out I marked TDC, 15 degrees after TDC, BDC and 15 degrees after BDC on the aluminum pulley (TTP after market I think). So to find 15 ATDC I just turn the engine until the 15 mark lines up with the cast boss I use as a degree wheel pointer. 0C795BBF-FE85-437F-8C32-7ACACE90...
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT model A style
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: HCCT model A style

Pretty neat looking thing. I assume it is made to test the coil on a distributor ignition system and as such would be worthless on setting the coils on our model T cars.

TH
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Re: Magnet leveling

A quick question for the folks who surface grind their flywheel assembly. Back in the 1970's whilst I was awaiting the results of my dental board exams I worked in a machine shop which was surface grinding parts. The parts were held down with a magnetic chuck and ground under water coolant spray. D...
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Re: Magnet leveling

<<<The official magneto gap is .025" to .040". That's a range of .015". Does a variation of .002" or .003" within that range really have any appreciable effect on magneto output? Steve, it is possible for some folks to misunderstand your post. You are referring to two different measurements. Gap be...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Can anyone tell me the function of that elbow? I don't think it will change the size of bird able to be sucked up into the carburetor as it's lumen is the same size as the intake without the elbow. The only thing I can think of is perhaps pulling the air from the side instead of the bottom will cou...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Mark, it is now evident to me that the oft referred to vaporizer cut away view which I showed above is wrong. Hole A and R are not on the bottom of the casting. There is no R hole but rather a hole A passing horizontally through the casting and the choke rod. Also there is a small diameter vent hol...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge

Rob,

I just completed that job yesterday without the KW tool. (I am sheltering at home also). I suggest you look at my thread if you don’t find a tool to use.

Click this link:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11807

TH
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Re: Magnet leveling

It is now about 2 weeks past when I started this magnet job. I have discovered that my method of setting the magnets works but that the limits I chose to stick to based on suggestions caused great grief to me. A really good mechanic suggested that .010" on the magnets is about the limit. I translat...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 4834

Re: New guy here

Regarding broken Oak Spokes: The broken spoke guy was Ralph Ricks. I don't know where he got the oak spokes, but he did switch back to hickory. He used to tow his car by hooking it to the hitch on his Jaguar and then towing it on all fours. As I recall he got the steering turned and the sidewise fo...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Joe Bell !!!!!! Wow, I thought this was going to be a hard one. Joe hit it right on the elbow. image0 - Copy.jpg I have only seen two of these. One was an obscure photo in Bruce's encyclopeda. It was just a generic vaporizer photo which didn't mention the elbow. The other one is the one I found at ...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

I'll jump in when someone hits it's function correctly.

Steve, that speed range might be reached solely due to the amount of weight which that hole eliminates.

Garland, I'm flabber-gassed by your guess!

TH
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Who knows what this hole is for?

Ford Used the Ford Vaporizer (AKA Holley Vaporizer) starting in late 1925 for some Model T cars and 1917 for Fordson tractors. By late 1926 they used them on all model T cars. I have four of these carburetors plus more parts. I found that of four vaporizers two had the pictured hole and two did not...
by Thorlick
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Vaporizer carbs

I have mentioned this before, my May 1927 had a vaporizer carb. It is set up with the throttle bell crank up close to the firewall so that the control rod runs over the head to the throttle on the vaporizer. At one time I used to run a Stromberg go fast carburetor. I had to make a fancy linkage to ...
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 4834

Re: New guy here

Steve, not a vaporizer car. Vaporizers use a throttle bell crank up near the firewall not down in the middle. My late ‘27 does it that way and has a vaporizer. Late production didn’t punch the web between cylinder 2&3 or drill the throttle hole in the valve cover. So it is possible he has the origi...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

[size-130]James,

Thanks for the report on how you did this. When I am ready to top my car I will probably steal some of your ideas. I am very lucky, my roof is easily removable (by original design) so I will be doing this with the top sitting upon saw-horses.

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by Thorlick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring photo
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: 1909 Touring photo

I wrote single lever because after thing it was two I decided that what looked like a second lever was the release rod in front of the lever and the release handle at top behind the lever. _lever.jpg It could be a two lever car, though. Another error was that the photo is in the Library of Congress ...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring photo
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

1909 Touring photo

I spotted this one in the National Library. I don't know if it has been featured in this forum previously.
1909 Touring single lever
1909 Touring single lever
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by Thorlick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Re: Magnet leveling

Allan, very clever solution. Probably way past the precision needed for a T Model!

Terry
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Magnet leveling

I determined that my original cast aluminum magnet spools were damaged by my last effort at leveling (that means I was over zealous with my hammer after the last engine rebuild). I am now setting up my magnets on my flywheel and am trying an alternate method. I do not have a KW magnet setting tool....
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8902

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

The weather is great so after doing some lawn mower repair and some mowing I finally found some time to work on Rusty (1927 roadster pickup L.A.F.D. Mountain Patrol Vehicle). This morning I installed and reamed new triple gear bushings. 1FD3BC7A-F0A1-46A7-B07C-7AA5DDACE97F.jpeg Then I replaced all ...
by Thorlick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction of a single cork filled disc clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Reproduction of a single cork filled disc clutch

Les,

That is interesting... wow that casting has some pretty thin areas milled into it. Those plates are pretty much one position one side up. Can you show us some photos of the unit when you get it off of your mill? Perhaps photos of it disassembled with the parts shown.

Thanks, TH
by Thorlick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 2019

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

>Can they be installed through the hogshead opening, or must the hogshead be removed? (I'm talking a later T.) Jerry, Yes they can, but I prefer to do it with the transmission cover off. Pushing them into place can be done with much effort. If you get the cracking sound you have broken the band or p...
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

This mag is wonderful. R.V. built it up and gifted it to me about 20 years ago and it has been in continuous service ever since. I have had the engine in and out through probably over 50,000 miles and what David is noticing is a little bit of insulation frayed here and there on the outside edges. A...
by Thorlick
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Be careful dusting off your car.

Since I am sheltering at home and saw a speck of dust on my '27 T pickup and decided it was time brush it off. One thing led to another and I've almost got the car clean. I decided to post some photos of what I found under that speck of dust. IMG_3021.JPG I finally got the speck of dust off and thi...
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 9905

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Jim, The above posts are correct. Gus Stangeland started the MTFCA website as well as the forum. When he put out a request for help in running it I volunteered some time and worked behind the scenes. I used to administer the photos and for a while ran a member's story section (which is still hidden ...
by Thorlick
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 3894

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

Thomas, I don’t understand your title “Transmission disaster avoided”. It seems you have hit the all to frequent Kevlar disaster. Once you’ve replaced the low drum and flushed out the Kevlar remnants do you plan on installing a different lining material?

TH
by Thorlick
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2987

Epic Vintage Ford Cover

I just got my January/February 2020 Vintage Ford. The cover is another fantastic Rich Eagle painting... Nice Job Rich!

Jan/Feb?VF
Jan/Feb?VF
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by Thorlick
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 15
Views: 3334

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

Frank, That's a photo of "Toady". I sure wish I still had that car. After I sold it Terrie told me that was the only car I had that she liked! You may be interested in the car I have sitting in the garage awaiting restoration. I wanted one which can carry Terrie's friends or lots of kids. I hope sh...
by Thorlick
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?

Gene, I have considered small drain holes for mine in the past but I don't find that they are needed nor advisable. The reason I chose not to drill them is that they will not accomplish anything on any of the dips in a 4 dip pan. In a three dip pan they will allow the #4 dip to drain when I add a da...
by Thorlick
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Merry Christmas

Keith, I sure hope Spencer is holding that tree tightly, and the car even more so! He is one snappy dresser! That touring car seems to have side curtains on the rear compartment and there is snow on the wiper. What is the vertical divider on the lower windshield which is also collecting snow? All t...
by Thorlick
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 3369

Re: Snow anyone????

If our snow arrives tonight I will put my chains onto my ‘27 pickup. The snow will probably be gone by Thanksgiving.

I made my chains from discarded modern tire chains aboit 15 years ago... Work great. If the snow comes I will pst chain photos

TH
by Thorlick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LF Stromberg
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: LF Stromberg

Stan is selective on jobs he will do now. He did a wonderful job on an OF Stromberg for me years ago. I pulled the following from his web site.
S. Howe information
S. Howe information
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by Thorlick
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

That's right Wayne. 15 degrees after dead center. In Steve’s article he calls 15 degrees after top dead center 15 “past” TDC.

TH
by Thorlick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

TDC and 15 degrees before TDC
TDC and 15 degrees before TDC