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by Thorlick
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1532

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: 579

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: 423

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: 423

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: 423

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: 1532

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: 1532

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: 1551

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: 1551

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: 515

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: 2570

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: 501

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: 630

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: 630

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: 1230

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: 2538

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: 507

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: 1906

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: 1906

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 957

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: 3123

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: 1625

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: 607

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: 1533

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: 698

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: 2777

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: 2777

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: 3693

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 4682

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: 1027

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: 1280

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: 2777

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: 1027

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: 92
Views: 9552

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: 1713

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: 1713

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: 3213

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: 1502

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: 1224

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: 1510

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.

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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: 2010

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: 1224

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: 2010

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: 1082

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 2198

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: 2914

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: 537

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: 2198

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: 2198

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: 2057

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: 2057

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: 1301

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: 2198

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: 4256

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: 2057

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: 2057

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: 2057

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: 821

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: 4256

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: 1461

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: 1503

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: 1503

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: 2198

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: 2198

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: 8126

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: 811

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: 1790

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: 2004

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: 2004

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: 9149

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: 3529

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: 2694

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: 3102

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: 2070

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: 5948

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: 3066

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: 1075

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: 1066

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: 1066

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: 1066

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 3695

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: 2701

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: 2616

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: 1005

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: 3035

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!

TH
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: 1153

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: 3518

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 ...