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by MKossor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

Condolences Mike to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
by MKossor
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

Here is a link showing the tool. I believe the rules permit me to share a link. I received over 40 signatures on the petition to revoke the Vendor Discussion rule at Hershey. The rule presently prohibits vendors from posting photos, detailed descriptions or discussions of their creations here on th...
by MKossor
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2165

Re: New Tool

Thanks for the interest in the new tool. I will post a website link in accordance with the rules as soon as I get back from Hershey. It really is a New tool having just received the first run a few days ago and had no time to prepare and upload the information getting ready for the trip to Hershey....
by MKossor
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2165

Re: New Tool

Interesting common theme emerging with the few who support the Gag Rule; senior members who don't like sharing the forum lime light and resort to belittling personal attacks on posts that attract more attention than theirs then sometimes attempt to rationalize their behavior touting their intellect...
by MKossor
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2165

Re: New Tool

Mark, thanks. email sent. Scott, thanks for the well wishes. Always try to make the trip to Hershey a little more interesting with new things. Yes, that is what I call the Forum Gag rule that suppresses the open exchange of information by product developers. The rule came about because some folks s...
by MKossor
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2165

New Tool

New innovative tool makes coil adjusting faster and easier. Sorry, New Forum Gag rule forbids me from describing merits of the new tool or posting photos of it. Folks attending Hershey can see it up close and use it at Chocolate field space C2A 61 Forum participants visiting will also have the oppo...
by MKossor
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1776

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Steve, good troubleshooting approach. Fuel/mixture could be at issue. Good process of elimination checking for intake leak. Another thing to try is swapping the carburetor for a known good one to rule that out. Good luck identifying and resolving the root cause. Looking forward to learning what it w...
by MKossor
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HERSHEY-Who-What & Where
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: HERSHEY-Who-What & Where

Hershey2018.jpg See the E-Timer - Electronic ignition I-Timer - Ideal Timer ECCT - Electronically Cranked Coil Tester Coil testing and tuning demonstrations. Take advantage of show specials while supplies last. Be first to See what's NEW this year! Stop by and say hello! Chocolate Field C2A 61
by MKossor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

I sent all MTFCA Directors my email request to repeal the Gag Rule prohibiting Model T product developers from discussing the merits of their creations, photos, and fielding application questions on the forum; has anyone else?
by MKossor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

BINGO! - those are both excellent points that makes one ponder; who the heck is benefiting from suppressing discussion of good products that work really well and helps folks enjoy the hobby more? It sure isn't Forum members or developers who take considerable risks to make products for the Hobby.
by MKossor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 881

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

I agree with Dick. The bottom line is the New forum Rule prohibiting Model T product developers from discussing the merits of their creations, theory of operation, and fielding application questions of interest to many here was a poor decision and disservice the forum. How the heck is suppressing d...
by MKossor
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto voltage tester
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Magneto voltage tester

Actually, the standalone ECCT can test the magneto output is sufficient to properly operate coils without the software. The test scale is similar to the venerable St. Louis Magneto tester for those familiar with that instrument. The scale is somewhat meaningless; based on model year as opposed to vo...
by MKossor
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey, test coils
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Hershey, test coils

Scott, that is a pretty good summary of what typically happens. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to revive old crusty coil points until near the end of the day when things get slow. Lots of folks stopping by to see the E-Timer, I-Timer and ECCT; discussing or demonstrating how they work. B...
by MKossor
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 36861

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, Thanks for documenting and sharing your trip with the Forum. Always enjoy reading about adventures traveling in a T posted by you and Dean Yoder. Safe travels.
by MKossor
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey, test coils
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Hershey, test coils

Larry, I will be at Hershey this year, Chocolate Field C2A 61 Demonstrating the ECCT coil tester and would be happy to test your coils for you. Testing is fast and easy, However, do not offer coil rebuilding services. I can adjust the points for you but may need to refer you to rebuilders if the po...
by MKossor
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Coil Tester
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: FS Coil Tester

Common ECCT user comments: "My car has never run better" "Easier starting, Smoother Running, More Power!" "I can now take hills in high pedal that I could not before" "I had No prior experience adjusting Model T coils; even a Novice can adjust coils like a professional" "I purchased rebuilt coils s...
by MKossor
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3429

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Chocolate Field C2A 61 Hershey2019c.jpg See the E-Timer Electronic ignition I-Timer Ideal Timer ECCT - Electronically Cranked Coil Tester Coil testing and tuning demonstrations. Take advantage of show specials while supplies last. Be first to See what's NEW this year! Stop by and say hello! Chocola...
by MKossor
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 2086

Re: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going

Scott, your post speaks volumes to those of us who HAVE ventured ahead, pursued our passion and invested heavily in both time and money to produce products for this tiny fraction of a very focused hobby. THIS forum IS the life blood that determines if a Model T product or service succeeds or fails ...
by MKossor
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

WOW! Great story and great adventure Dave. Congratulations on a successful run.
by MKossor
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

One week remaining, offer expires 8/15/19
by MKossor
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: E-Timer
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: E-Timer

Don, thanks for your inquiry. The E-Timer provides the ultimate in engine ignition performance because it eliminates coil point adjustment and magneto variables in addition to timer variables. The I-Timer eliminates the same timer variables and delivers similar engine ignition performance using prop...
by MKossor
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Today made it all worth it

Great story and success. Congratulations.
by MKossor
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Langs
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Langs

Indeed. They are my first call whenever I need parts. Steve Lang is very knowledgeable and helpful whenever I have questions.
Thank You Langs!
by MKossor
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 1539

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

Thanks for the inquiry but I will not be able to attend this year, having Timer and Coil problems....... (just kidding :lol: ) Need to replace the rear seals before taking on a long trip (25 miles - is long for me). Will be at Hershey in October and hopefully Fosterfields next year. Had a great time...
by MKossor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

2019 Summer I-Timer Special; offer valid 8/1/2019 through 8/15/2019 * Please include copy of ECCT equipment purchase receipt to qualify for discount. Please add $10 Shipping to lower 48 US states. International buyers, please email for shipping rates. *While supplies last, One discount per customer...
by MKossor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: E-Timer
Replies: 2
Views: 601

E-Timer

The E-Timer was developed for folks who enjoy driving their cars more than working on them to keep the ignition system functioning properly. Simply replace the stock timer with the E-Timer and enjoy maintenance free operation with the sound and appearance of stock operation but with superior perfor...
by MKossor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Zero Maintenance Timer
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Zero Maintenance Timer

The I-Timer is a direct replacement for the stock Model T mechanical timer. It provides reliable and consistent coil activation, precisely synchronized with piston position and never needs maintenance . Start on battery and run on Magneto or battery as usual. The I-Timer is immune to timing cover m...
by MKossor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Coil Tester
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: FS Coil Tester

BTT
by MKossor
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Testers
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Coil Testers

Matt, Precisely adjusting coils for average current within 0.01% will guarantee the coils fire at different times unless the coil inductances are also precisely matched AND the coil points are adjusted to open abruptly without arcing. Model T coils can vary by +/- 10% in my experience which also mea...
by MKossor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Testers
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Coil Testers

Thanks to the ECCT users for sharing your observations and experience using ECCT adjusted coils with the forum. Very pleased it continues to earn high marks and praise. Dave, of course a coil tested on the other coil testers will not "fail" (to function) when tested on the ECCT but they do frequentl...
by MKossor
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions and maybe a rant about the new coil points
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Questions and maybe a rant about the new coil points

Ok so new wisdom is .010 to .012 cushion spring gap, but the new points are like .017. Where the heck did this "new wisdom" come from? The Ford specification is 0.005" which agrees very well with the measured test data I took using a set of points with adjustable cushion spring travel. CushionSprin...
by MKossor
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT value
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: HCCT value

A Clarification regarding coil adjustment interval: The HCCT is a wonderful vintage tool with proven history of performance. It uses Average coil current measured over many sparks as an indirect approximation of coil firing time. In this context, properly adjusted means all 4 coils are adjusted for ...
by MKossor
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Yes, YOU can share the information I sent you here. Will likely be of interest to others here. R&D can be a real time sink for sure. It took me 3 years to develop the ECCT and learned a lot long the way. Best of all, got to meet and get to know a lot of knowledgable and wonderful folks along the way.
by MKossor
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, did you receive my email with data illustrating how coil firing consistency can deteriorate with firing rate associated with higher engine RPM? Regarding your present inquiry, mechanical switches suffer from non-ideal switching characteristics. Switch bounce is a primary characteristic in whic...
by MKossor
Sat May 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

Nikolaus asked: "Does the model t magneto generate sparks jumping in alternating directions when used on an HCCT without a timer due to the magneto's A/C?" MK> Yes "In HCCT use, every peak of the current (8 positive and 8 negative) are creating sparks, whereas in a car with a timer, every fifth peak...
by MKossor
Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Keen, please see my post of April 22 above regarding comparing coil test results of the ECCT with other coil testers. Don't waste your time with that.

Judge coil adjustment method by comparing engine performance. That is the only thing that really matters. Please share your findings when you do.
by MKossor
Tue May 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, did you receive my email with example of improperly adjusted coil that fires relatively consistent at low to mid RPM but steadily degrades as firing rate increases? In actuality, the higher engine speed will not likely be achieved due to the degrading coil firing consistency. Enginge smoothnes...
by MKossor
Sun May 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, regarding your question: " can you adjust a set of coils to have equal dwell time at one speed, but then when you change the speed things drift?" Absolutely! A coil adjusted to fire consistently at 2000 RPM can definitely start firing erratically as firing rate increases if not adjusted correc...
by MKossor
Sun May 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Buy the Perfect Model T - According to Yahoo
Replies: 7
Views: 870

How to Buy the Perfect Model T - According to Yahoo

Nice exposure for the Model T but a few things off mark. Anyone else catch this article?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/buy-perfect- ... 21223.html
by MKossor
Sat May 11, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, good to see you taking the initiative to experiment and learn by building your own MCCT. Here is what I learned when studying Model T coil point operation and the challenges they present that make adjusting them for equal and consistent firing time a challange. In Theory, the basic concept is ...
by MKossor
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil problems
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Coil problems

Tom, Regarding ECCT capacitor test failing on all 4 of your coils. The capacitor test requires the point contacts to be clean and closed making good electrical contact (shorted) at the beginning of the test. You open the points during the test and must make sure you don't touch both point contacts w...
by MKossor
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: correct capacitor for coils
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: correct capacitor for coils

Don, The ECCT capacitor capacitor test is very sensitive so a couple comments on interpreting the test results: The most important parameter of the capacitor test is the capacitor Value, typically 0.47uF but this can vary by +/-20% Capacitor value measuring less than 0.33 uf should be replaced to av...
by MKossor
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

dykkeer552 said " I now tests all coils on all three devices as they should be perfect on all three. " Please note this is NOT true! The ECCT tests coil point adjustment by actually measuring the Time it takes the coil to fire the first spark on the power stroke whereas the other coil testers measu...
by MKossor
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: hand crank coil tester
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: hand crank coil tester

Philip, FYI, nice HCCT meter available in the classifieds right now. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2946

Good luck with your vintage coil tester project.
by MKossor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hartman timer
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Hartman timer

Les, The contacts probably open too slowly for a typical 0.47uF capacitor to afford much protection against contact arcing. The capacitor value would have to be MUCH larger to be effective in suppressing contact arcing. You can't use a large capacitor across coil points because you need the field to...
by MKossor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

Still time to take advantage of this I-Timer discount offer.
by MKossor
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

Thanks for sharing your experience with the I-Timer.

Forgot to mention this I-Timer discount is Limited to 1 per ECCT owner and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer ends 3/1/2019
by MKossor
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Coil Tester
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

FS Coil Tester

Learn how to test, adjust and maintain your coils for optimal engine performance using the Electronically Cranked Coil Tester ( ECCT ). The ECCT is the lowest cost Coil/Capacitor tester on the market that lets you precisely adjust all 4 coils for equal and consistent Firing Time by actually measuri...
by MKossor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Days
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: 26 Days

Have a safe and enjoyable trip Dean. Hope you get to enjoy some warmer, dry weather too.
by MKossor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Ideal Timer (I-Timer) Discounts for ECCT Owners

Special Offer for ECCT Owners You may have heard the Ideal Timer is now available for use with ECCT adjusted coils that provides the best Model T engine performance possible with stock coils. This is a special limited time offer being made to existing ECCT owners interested in purchasing an Ideal T...
by MKossor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: COILs
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: COILs

Nice coil information but I take issue with a very important specification. Cushion Spring Gap: 0.010"-0.012" (recommended) By who and based on what data? Here is data I took on cushion spring travel during development of the Electronically Cranked Coil Tester ( ECCT ) using a specially modified se...
by MKossor
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil tester help
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Coil tester help

Tom, Try contacting Bob Cascisa. He may be able to help you. Here is his ad from the MTFCA Model T Vendors page:
HCCT Meter Repair.JPG
by MKossor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB coil tester
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: WTB coil tester

Craig, Engine performance depends upon ignition timing NOT coil current! The Electronically Cranked Coil Tester ( ECCT ) is the only Model T coil tester that permits you to adjust each coil for equal and consistent firing Time by actually measuring coil firing Time . Even experienced folks who exper...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Hal, Yes, just noticed that too. I did mean 15 degrees ATDC (AFTER TDC) in my previous post. I guess you can't edit posts to correct errors like that in this new format either except for a narrow time window following the post. Kevin, I would not expect to see much of a difference of spark character...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Magneto vs Battery

JohnH makes a good point. By adjusting the range of timer movement relative to piston position (initial timing with spark lever fully retarded) and ensuring the maximum range of timer rotational travel (by replacing all worn linkages) it is possible to advance the spark more. That will result in bet...
by MKossor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Kevin, I have looked at the firing process on an oscilloscope and have done so rather extensively. Not sure what you mean by efficiency changing between "magneto vs points". The magneto is a source of power and the points are the means by which the magnetic field collapses. The speed in which the co...
by MKossor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Scott has it right. Folks without a functional magneto can still enjoy about the same engine performance as operating on magneto by operating the ignition coils from 12V battery. That is because the coil dwell time to fire spark on 12V is faster than 6V battery and about the same as operating on mag...
by MKossor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pic test
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Pic test

Oh Billy, Billy Billy....