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by Thorlick
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 831

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: 1522

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: 1117

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: 2249

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: 1376

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

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by Thorlick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LF Stromberg
Replies: 5
Views: 458

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: 551

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.

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by Thorlick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

TDC and 15 degrees before TDC
TDC and 15 degrees before TDC
by Thorlick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

I find that my back starts protesting after an insignificant amount of T work. This presents me with the choice of stopping for the day with the job unfinished or just pushing through to the end and then being forced to sit it out for one to three weeks before tackling the next job. So I am stoppin...
by Thorlick
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Thomas, thanks. I used to hang an old model T magneto magnet below my differential with a bit of bailing wire. It was amazing how many folks accepted my explanation that it was to catch parts which had fallen off! I took it off when I discovered that it slowed Rusty down whenever we crossed railroa...
by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Steve, Seamus accessory is a bit hard to see. it is interesting indeed!
Seamus accesory crank holder.
Seamus accesory crank holder.
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by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Steve, Does Seamus have the driving light on the front axle in case he runs out of carbide? We have a stretch of state highway between Grass Valley and Auburn which is posted "Daylight Safety Section". Theoretically you must run headlights or risk being cited unless you are female with suggestive c...
by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Here you see a close-up of the complete modification. My bolt was a broken 1/4" AN bolt from my junk pile. After threading the bolt and running it in so it is flush at the top side of the crank the bolt head will rest just above the outer surface of the bushing I need to grind about 1/8" off of thi...
by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Hand Crank Mod

Rusty is ready and waiting for his engine so I am preparing to assemble and install same. eng1.jpg I once read of someone doing a hand crank mod and thought that might be fun someday. Well, today is the day and although he is getting his original engine back, he is also getting this radical modific...
by Thorlick
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

I am having the same problem Donald (fordorgalore) had. I used to post just fine with the current software and without any changes on my part it stopped accepting my photos. The error was one saying it cannot read the size of the photos. I have tried a large number of changes much as Donald did and ...
by Thorlick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1437

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Gary, I see no reason you shouldn't replace your spokes yourself. Others reading, you can do wood felloe spokes yourself also. It just takes the willingness to learn how and to do it. It has been discussed here before. Here are two threads to peruse to get you started. https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/...
by Thorlick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

I've been running on a Z head for over 15 years. I had no problem with hitting my aluminum pistons until about the second time I had the head decked (due to warping when it ran low on water due to a gasket leak). I found that if you put the head in place without tightening the head bolts and withou...
by Thorlick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off

I appologize as the photos I tried to post with this refuse to show unless listed afterwards as attachments. The forum error says they cannot read image dimensions. I am finally starting work on the Omnibus. Up first is the Ruckstell I bought for it (see first attachment). Examining this all seems w...
by Thorlick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Neat stuff in a barn
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Neat stuff in a barn

Mark,

Whak kind of truck is that... and why would they put a little three cylinder engine in there? I don't think the cool factor would count for much when horsepower was needed!

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by Thorlick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

John, It looks like that tonneau is for lead counter weights to make the wheelie easy to produce. I love the extra springs on the front to ease the landings and probably start the next wheelie on the rebound. I've heard the term "Clown Car" around here, but the pejorative "Shriner's Car" is much mo...
by Thorlick
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Steve, your idea of a piece of tubing for a sight gauge is interesting and indeed you can stay safe by shutting off the stopcocks when not in use. I had always assumed a sight gauge was designed so you could lean over and take a look at the gauge thereby determining oil level without having to lay ...
by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2570

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

one of my favorite videos on YouTube was posted by Robert Metz. I suggest you view it!

https://youtu.be/0U31vL8s-uE

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by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Colorizing old photos of our 1913
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Colorizing old photos of our 1913

I love seeing those hinges on the left front passenger door!

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by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Met FJ
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: Met FJ

Dick, I always know when I'm talking to Terrie, if I'm talking to Terry then I'm talking to myself. If my hearing aids are off can I even hear when I'm talking to myself? Terrie is the Horlick with the higher voice and more pleasing visage. Duane, FJ didn't let me post the photo, I failed to ask. H...
by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Met FJ
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Met FJ

I had the honor of meeting FJ today when we rendezvoused so he could load up the speedster for the trip to Chicago. That car is going to a nice lady who has dreamed of owning a T for more than the last 20 years. She is really excited, preparing to join clubs and take driving lessons... just the sor...
by Thorlick
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Stories (Model T Ford related)
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Stories (Model T Ford related)

My car finds it much easier to exact his revenge upon me!

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by Thorlick
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you acquire your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

How did you acquire your T?

I was just searching for an old file for a friend and came across this article. Around 1997 when I was assisting Gus Stangeland in administering the MTFCA forums one of the jobs I undertook was posting stories from members. I jump started submissions by posting a few stories of my own. This ondetail...
by Thorlick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2636

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

My favorite on a "T":

"I have two speeds, if you don't like this one you sure as hell won't like the other!"

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by Thorlick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Great! Good report.

How did you do all that brass plating on your car?

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by Thorlick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Repair wood wheels

I have rebuilt wood wheels on both my steel and wood felloe wheels. It is not difficult to do either. Whilst some feel they would not do wood felloe wheels themselves, if you know how to do them there is no reason not to go for it. The rebuilders are regular humans just like you and so if they can ...
by Thorlick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T expert near Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 600

T expert near Chicago

I know someone who needs a mentor to learn driving and maintenance on her T. She is located near downtown Chicago. This lady has acquired a T she has longed after for 20 years and is starting from ground zero. The closest club, closest tours, etc. would be great also. If you can, please send me nam...
by Thorlick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: 1915 Speedster

Sold
by Thorlick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simpler times
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Simpler times

Since my T's engine is at Erik's shop to have the air in the crankcase changed I had a few minutes to read a story by my favorite author, Patrick McManus. In one of his short stories "Christmas Over Easy" Pat relates an episode from his youth when his father decided to drive his car after several mo...
by Thorlick
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When Hope Calls
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: When Hope Calls

Duane, we have two Hallmark channels and little else of any value. I do like to watch the "Wind At My Back" series occasionally because they have a large selection of period correct automobiles and trucks in every episode. Warning: thread drift ensues. Those who object to thread drift can well... d...
by Thorlick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When Hope Calls
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

When Hope Calls

I just saw a promo for a Hallmark mush piece. The trailer has one car in it. Whose car was used on "When Hope Calls"?
When Hope Calls
When Hope Calls
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by Thorlick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Electronic ignition

Bill,
The problem is poor directions. You would get a kick reading about how these directions come to be by reading Persig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

To solve your problem I suggest you post on the MG site: https://www.mgexp.com/forum/mgb-and-gt-forum.1

respectfully, TH
by Thorlick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 2329

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Mark, I believe the brake drums are toughest and the reverse drums are the weakest and easiest to break. I think that when I lost my reverse drum I had not made the band round enough or had distorted it upon installation (see, operator error caused the failure... well the same error with other lini...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: 1915 Speedster

Here is a bump.

I have just decided to drastically reduce price on this car. $7500 obo. It sells this week or it goes on eBay where fees will probably increase price at least $1K!

TH. (530)205-6082
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: 1915 Speedster

Here is a bump.

I have just decided to drastically reduce price on this car. $7500 obo. It sells this week or it goes on eBay where fees will probably increase price at least $1K!

TH. (530)205-6082
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 2329

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Jeff, Wow that stuff in the Bendix cover is impressive. Mag contact, magnet keeper, and shards. They don't look like drum shards, but I have to believe you on that. Scott, I am sure that early on I didn't round the bands as carefully as I should have. I suspect that was the cause of the reverse dru...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 2329

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

I would like to be proudly listed as an "antii-Kevlar" person. As I mentioned in Steve Jelf's thread I have had 4 drums break. First I would like to mention that pro-Kevlar and anti-Kevlar attitues are religious affiliations. So this post will not change nor affect either disciple's conclusions. Th...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 2680

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

Allan, It is quite common for a broken drum to let go even when it is not in use by it's band. I once backed out of my drive only to loose the drum about six blocks later. Steve's drum was toast back just before he noticed it started needing low band adjustments. That tow may have accelerated the c...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 2680

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

Steve, That is a real bummer. I have suffered broken drums like that four times... Until I stopped using Kevlar linings. I feel that there are only two kinds of Kevlar drivers, those who have broken a drum and those who will. Too bad you have changed categories! I hope you have a replacement low dr...
by Thorlick
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: 1915 Speedster

Asking $9,000. Make offer, may be able to work out delivery with buyer.

thorlick@sbcglobal.net

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by Thorlick
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage
Replies: 26
Views: 2621

Re: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage

I stopped by to consult with Erik today and met Stephen. He’s a great guy, even jumped in to help with my engine. The bad news is my engine will cost more to refresh than to replace. I have a new gear on my Stipe 250 cam, one I drilled for 7.5 degrees advance yesterday (a job which is rediculously e...
by Thorlick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2438

Re: Coils

Richard, The body is a perfect fit on a T chassis. That body came out of Pasadena, Kim Dobbins generously sold it to me so it wouldn’t have to meet a fate of conflagration. The running gear had lots of high powered stuff and went to someone for a speedster. My 1912 running gear come from Penny Mille...
by Thorlick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Door handles
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: 1912 Door handles

I have one, a bail shape, in rough shape. I am considering casting a copy for my 1912 Omnibus.
by Thorlick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2438

Re: Coils

Forgot to mention that Roger can rebuild including points and capacitor replacement. I I don't know Roger's prices, but I know I can pinch a penny harder than anyone and I always smile when leaving Erik's. I will be dropping a full set of coils with Roger when I go to Erik for new rods and babbit in...
by Thorlick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2438

Re: Coils

Richard, When I started out in T's I did my own coils setting them on a home made tester. Then I got much better results HCCA local club member using his own tester (he is now deceased). I then had Ron Patterson do my coils for my 1913, and later my 1927. Eventually I discovered that Roger Barrett (...
by Thorlick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

It gets worse! Well it doesn't really get worse, it was already worse and looking at the problem discloses more! Click the following link to view. First I show the gear lash and then immediately following I show the crankshaft end play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFtBPpl9kgk&feature=youtu.be I ...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage
Replies: 26
Views: 2621

Re: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage

Ah ha, that is why Erik said I will have to wait to do my rod repair! Now I know why you offered me that model A inlet... a peace offering piece! Well, Erik,his father Roger, and Bob are worth waiting for! Erik has some undersized rods waiting. I will drive in and they will be custom bored fitted an...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's this bolt for?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: What's this bolt for?

Thanks, Wayne, but I don’t wear ear rings!

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by Thorlick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: 1915 Speedster

I meant "battery under the driver's seat"!
battery location
battery location
A couple more photos:
carb side
carb side
radiator and Headlight
radiator and Headlight
View of car before refresh was done.
before refresh
before refresh
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

1915 Speedster

1915 Model T Speedster for sale This car was restored in the late 1950's to early 60's. There is a lot of chrome as was current in the 60's hot rod scene. (springs, lever, brackets etc.) The car was used in the Long Beach Model T Club's Signal Hill hill climbs in the 1960's. It has a recent cosmetic...
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's this bolt for?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: What's this bolt for?

Thanks, I thought I had some sort of rare, unusual aftermarket T part. Instead it is a relatively worthless part from a gooney little known car!

(tongue firmly in cheek)TH
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's this bolt for?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

What's this bolt for?

I was just searching through my spare parts for some needed bits and found this part. Here is a normal water inlet I found: image1 - Copy (2).jpg Here is the one I think is unusual. IMG_6014.JPG It has a bump on the inside, the hole is not drilled through. IMG_6015.JPG It has a bolt with what looks ...
by Thorlick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

Norman, You can see the crack in the generator housing on the right in this photo. The spare housing I have is on the left. IMG_6012.JPG You can see that debris or oil in the housing bolt hole can cause a crack due to hydraulic pressurization in the closed hole design. My spare cover had the hole dr...
by Thorlick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

I seem to be posting to myself. I hope someone who is cam knowledgeable reads and answers this. First the oil modification mention: When I build up a T engine I add rod scoops to help oil the bearings. This is similar to what Chevrolet did and is a debatable modification. I use the commercially avai...
by Thorlick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

Here is a quick video demonstrating that: The clicking is not due to cam bearing wear The noise is due to excessive gear lash Click here: https://youtu.be/vpPVIn-lmyM The cam shaft is too far from the crankshaft. It was either line bored like that or worn to that condition. The solution is... scary ...
by Thorlick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOSS OF POWER
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: LOSS OF POWER

Perry, I have never had my cars unable to drive forward (with low pedal) with the brake lever in the center. In fact I teach new drivers by placing the lever in center so they will be able to drive without the complication of high gear. It sounds as if you need to check the adjustment of your parkin...
by Thorlick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Let's Play "What's that sound?"

Frank, Thanks for pointing me to cam end lash. That makes sense. It sounds like the noise is pointing to a worn out front cam bearing. The screw which keeps it in place is under the cracked generator housing which has to come off anyhow. This seems to be a Ford point of failure. I once had a 1990's ...
by Thorlick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's Play "What's that sound?"
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Let's Play "What's that sound?"

I pulled my engine out to correct a problem with main bearing shims and to replace #1 rod which has wiped it's bearings. After removing the pistons I spun the crankshaft and got quite a surprise. It made an interesting noise I have never heard before. I think I know what it is and will open the fron...
by Thorlick
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 8523

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Every year my wife's church has a "car show" on the church entry to celebrate "Father's Day". I get a call every year as I am known for bringing something a bit different. In the past I have brought a 1947 MGTC, my 1913 Ford Model T New Zealand Fire Brigade car, my 1927 rusty model T Los Angeles Cit...
by Thorlick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE
Replies: 22
Views: 3125

Re: FREE

I just read the copy being passed around. As you can see from this inscription it is moving to forum members, Kim will be next. Moore book.jpg I always enjoy books about T's and long trips, this one included. It is not at all like "Three Pedals Down Main Street" by Don Jennings (a dear friend of min...
by Thorlick
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First ride in my Speedster or "dumb things I do"
Replies: 1
Views: 574

First ride in my Speedster or "dumb things I do"

Yesterday I took the speedster to the DMV to start the title process. I have to send money and a notarized request for title confirmation to Nevada. IMG_5788[15781]Smkall.jpg First dumb thing: I usually title a car as soon as I get it, but this time I was planning on parting out the car and using th...
by Thorlick
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Classifieds are down!
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Classifieds are down!

Ah, Thank you Mark. I will do as you have suggested. Please consider the above a posting on my speedster progress. I will not be selling it here until I have squared with the powers that be. I also apologize for erring. I was not aware of the arrangement. I was curious that my profile page photos ha...
by Thorlick
Fri May 31, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Classifieds are down!
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Classifieds are down!

The Classified Vehicles list seems to be broken. While you can still respond to old listings the section seems to have lost it's link to allow new postings. The most recent new posting was about May 9. I want to post a new for sale and cannot. I have noticed that some folks have posted cars for sale...
by Thorlick
Thu May 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......

George, sorry for the delay, I haven't been reading the forum much lately... kinda busy. Yes you can countersink bands on a drill press by twisting them a bit. I do it a bit easier: I get a $15 right angle adapter and chuck it up in the drill press. That puts the countersink bit parallel to the dril...
by Thorlick
Thu May 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Old photo

David, two questions:
1) Is that a brick paving job on the road?
2) Are you the original owner of this delivery car?

TH
by Thorlick
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield Swap Meet Streaming Live Video & Images Starting Thursday
Replies: 32
Views: 3192

Re: Bakersfield Swap Meet Streaming Live Video & Images Starting Thursday

After being out of service with severe back pain for the past month I improved enough to throw the speedster together and drag it onto the trailer. I had it for sale at Baka. but could not sell it. Now I have two months to try and finish it up and try to sell it at the Auburn meet. Having it painte...
by Thorlick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laminated main shims...HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: Laminated main shims...HUH?

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 am
They're pretty much all the same...

Dave, are you saying to use the Chevrolet rod nuts on the Model T main bearing bolts or on the Model T rods?
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: "Neighbors" - period humor

Here, I'll pull out the choke for you!
Here, I'll pull out the choke for you!
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It must have been fun to be a special effects coordinator. It would be more fun if your build would go just like this video run in reverse!
OOPS, I'll fix that!
OOPS, I'll fix that!
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TH
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laminated main shims...HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: Laminated main shims...HUH?

Upon further cogitation I remembered (through the haze of time) that last time I had this engine apart to work upon I found that the pan was no longer perfectly straight. Due to my usual T-guy frugality, I chose not to pay to have the pan straightened since I had another straightened pan ready to g...
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laminated main shims...HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Laminated main shims...HUH?

Rusty, my 1927 roadster pick-up (L.A.F.D. Mountain Patrol Vehicle), decided that he should have a short vacation whilst I was tasked with a bit of maintenance. Yesterday I dropped the pan maintenance cover to investigate a slight knock which suddenly developed in the #1 rod. This deficit of babbit ...
by Thorlick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: "Neighbors" - period humor

Girl watching
Girl watching
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by Thorlick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: "Neighbors" - period humor

Correction: there are 6 pickups in the center of that 1927 photo. I often ask folks to pick out which one is Rusty. I can't tell, can you?

TH
by Thorlick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: "Neighbors" - period humor

Don, I do too. The L.A.F.D. and tiny remnants allowed me to identify the original buyer and use of the car. The Los Angeles City Fire Department Museum was able to provide a photograph of my car in a 1927 inspection of the Mountain Patrol on Mulhulland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains. The photo...
by Thorlick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: "Neighbors" - period humor

There is a wealth of Model T humor available with a few short computer clicks whenever your demeanor requires elevating. Band_saw2.gif These are fun but I feel that the suspension of the laws of gravity detracts from the humor. As usual click the photo above. BrokenEmptyCaimanlizard-max-1mb.gif TH
by Thorlick
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

Re: "Neighbors" - period humor

Wayne,
I hope Linda mends quickly. I hope you are both keeping warm and dry!

TH
by Thorlick
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Neighbors" - period humor
Replies: 15
Views: 2258

"Neighbors" - period humor

Model T humor popped up frequently in the late teens and twenties. Here we see Joe Keaton (Buster Katon's father) on the left and Joe Roberts in a scene from "Neighbors". Buster tried to use his father in films when he could. Both Joe and Buster did their own stunts and injuries were frequent. In t...
by Thorlick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2694

Re: Loose spoke problem

Woodrow, I suggest keeping all the parts of that wheel You are now set up for proper shimming as I discussed. Oldav8or, I have posted intructions indluding photos on how to shim metal felloe wheels and showing spoke jacks. With the change over of the forum there seems to be difficulty in searching ...
by Thorlick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2694

Re: Loose spoke problem

Rebuilding a wheel completely will just about always solve the problem. This approach to the problem is not always necessary to end up with tight, safe, good looking wheels. Although not considered an expert by many, I have had occasion to deal with loose spokes on my T cars... both metal and woode...
by Thorlick
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 2984

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

FJ, I used to carry folding red reflective triangles. I say "used to" because my T broke down once (I know you are all shocked) and put the triangles out to divert traffic around my car. After about ten minutes when I got my car off the road I didn't bother sweeping up the triangle shards. I guess ...
by Thorlick
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 2984

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

FJ,

How do you keep your cones from being stolen?

TH