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by Poppie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 1505

Re: Model T Auction Result

Well said Keith, What's costly today is cheap tomorrow. Our 1918 Model T tourer cost $500 in 1966 and finished costing $3000 in 1972. Driven it everywhere with four children on board, even added an extra leaf in the rear spring to cope with the load. Later purchased a 1913 7 seater Fiat, a large tou...
by Poppie
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar PDF now available
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar PDF now available

I am hoping for a HCCT guru to step up also. I though that the condenser had a different purpose in a situation like this, something to do with Back E.M.F. But the modern capacitor may work differently... I would like to thank MTFCA, Jeff, Larry, Mike and the crew for their effort for making this Co...
by Poppie
Fri May 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe

Hey Walt.
Did you ever get your 1922/23 Coupe with suicide doors? I would fancy a 1916/17Coupe....Do you know of any?...N.
by Poppie
Tue May 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Took out the 1964 Imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Took out the 1964 Imperial

John.E.G.
I thought it was a F.N. at the start and looks interesting, looking forward to seeing it one day with big :shock:.. N :lol: :|
by Poppie
Fri May 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 283
Views: 16597

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Looks like platform rear spring,( one either side and one across the rear)
Muncie trans axle with brakes on the chain sprocket.
Still could be a Two cylinder as the flywheel is close to the front, may be with water and fuel containers under bonnet/hood.
My thoughts....N.
by Poppie
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: current crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: current crisis

Ian,
The best thing about autumn is is that summer is on its way again although six months away. Less I hope.....N. ;)
by Poppie
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

perry kete,
Tropical I hope...N.
by Poppie
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1178

Re: Speedster Project Update, Longer run of engine but problems.

Check out for a split hogs head Donnie,, Been there...Easy fix for a pro welder. ...N
Reliable progressing slowly .N.
by Poppie
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown starter
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Unknown starter

Randall,
Look for an engine with a helical cut ring gear on the flywheel and you will be getting close. ....N.
by Poppie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 3473

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I am interested to learn something new....N.
by Poppie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 283
Views: 16597

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Herb I, I would say that your three times Three axle monsters are electric powered. You will notice two steering wheels one on top of the other, one for direction and the other for the voltage / current control into the electric motors of each of the three wheel unit. you car also see cables hanging...
by Poppie
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1584

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Ron, Would the 93Thou include the big end and little end bearing clearance? Just thinking, though I don't think it will make much difference to a back fire...N.
by Poppie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 1179

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

David , and Mike. I feel that your "PRESUME" is correct regards to max flux... but WRONG for the rest. Voltage is produced when the magnets pass over the coils from one coil to the next coil. I feel that max voltage either + and/or - would be when the magnets bobbin is crossing at the mid point betw...
by Poppie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 1179

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

Mike, Another feeling.. I think your zero should have been maximum(--)minus voltage. (AC wave form)
Zero voltage would be when the magnets are on top of the coil pole piece...N.
by Poppie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 1179

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

Mike...I feel that equal distance between any coil pole piece.. Is she right???...N.
Mike.. Still waiting for your answer re Luke's F.A.C.T. thread, ttf on magneto..N.
by Poppie
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second
Replies: 25
Views: 1179

Re: Old topic - Magneto Output and speed..and volts and amps, andcycles per second

Tony, I Feel that it is eight cycles per engine revolution but as my sister said to me one day, " What would know, you are just an old truck driver"....N. :(
by Poppie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

:oops: Sorry Michael for the "K" N.
by Poppie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

Mickael,
Read Tony Bowkers thread dated Monday March 30 12.51pm.
Should answer all your Questions. N.
by Poppie
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 6282

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

Steve Jelf wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 am
And for anybody who may not know, the guy in the other photo is Bruce McCalley.
Thanks Steve. ...N.
by Poppie
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winding motors by hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Re: Winding motors by hand

John E and/or other Model T'rs Find a thread titled - Period image Tire art - dated 7 21 2010 at 5.06pm. Author was Benjamin L Clarke Sidney MT. It is of an electric motor of about 100hp, Could be a General Electric motor stator of about 1950 vintage. For memory you could see the coil leads sticking...
by Poppie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS BLUE CROWN HUSKY SPARK PLUG SET NOS
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: FS BLUE CROWN HUSKY SPARK PLUG SET NOS

Hi Mark, Plugs arrived today.
Well packed and in good condition.
Thanks again and thanks Mtfca.
by Poppie
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

Altair and Allan.
I can say that if you don't learn something every day on this Forum then you are not trying.
Thanks for your time and knowledge.
Thanks to the MTFCA and the ADMIN for making it possible. ...N.
by Poppie
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS BLUE CROWN HUSKY SPARK PLUG SET NOS
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: FS BLUE CROWN HUSKY SPARK PLUG SET NOS

Mark, Please put me down for these Blue Crown Plugs.....Neil
Message coming...N.
by Poppie
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 13332

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

"Oops"
Line 8
Should have read (FACT)
Line 9 '
of which the coils were originally designed for would be set at MCCT zero and the(.......
Line 10
/DC adjusted coil be advanced........N.
by Poppie
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 13332

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke and Mike K, Thanks for your replies. Luke, I do not worry about the coil primary current, as long it is in the range of 1.0 and1.75 on the HCCT meter. My main concern is that the H/T spark fires at the exact same time for all 5 coils at all generated voltages (by varying the cranking speed of t...
by Poppie
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 13332

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Hi Investigator Team, Being a historic (aged) < 600 volt electrican and playing with Model T coils during my apprenticeship in the 1954-9 period and still playing, My electronic knowledge starts and finishes with the simple diode dating back to approx. 1960 so I still use my K W Wilson HCCT coil tes...
by Poppie
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale NOS front cross member
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: for sale NOS front cross member

Donnie,...Received the package in good condition and an excellent cross member.
Thank you for your time and expertise.
Thanks also to MTFCA.
Neil.
by Poppie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale NOS front cross member
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: for sale NOS front cross member

Donnie.....Email sent.....neil.
by Poppie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale NOS front cross member
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: for sale NOS front cross member

Hey Donnie,
Are you OK ?. Haven't had a reply (re cross member) either by email or the Forum.
You may be frozen over unlike us being burnt over.
Regards ..Neil.
by Poppie
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale NOS front cross member
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: for sale NOS front cross member

Hi Donnie.
Happy New Year to you and Family.
Donnie, I would like to purchase your nos front cross member.
My contact details are the same as with the Reliable Dayton.
Regards Neil.
by Poppie
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 1579

Re: Talk about speedsters please

John E,
That body is fitted on a C 1960 V W chassis.
Merry Christmas....N
by Poppie
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 2350

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

Well said B Burger......N.
by Poppie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3181

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Hi Joseph. A beaut project well done, congratulations, -BUT- as you said this unit will only show if the coil sparks. With your high tension (SPARK) set up, you cannot set the coils visually for correct timing, You cannot read the sparks as is, or I would not be able too. May be one of the coil prof...
by Poppie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Starting Problem

C.B in N.J.
"lose it" What do you mean? There is a lot of Cirmil's in braided cable and it is very flexable. N.
by Poppie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to Model T Haven tomorrow. ......
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Going to Model T Haven tomorrow. ......

Hi Donnie, Have you received my E mail re Reliable ???
Regards Neil.
by Poppie
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Car ID request - Yass, NSW, Australia March 1921
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Car ID request - Yass, NSW, Australia March 1921

<t>Hi John E.<br/> As soon as I saw your request for Car ID, I saved the image to my Crossley photo folder.<br/> I would say that is a 1912-1913 15hp Crossley 2seater Roadster. English manufacture fitted with an Australian body.<br/> You, being Computer,Photographic and a prolific instrument player ...
by Poppie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe
Replies: 23
Views: 2321

Re: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe

Walt,
There was a 22 or advertised as a 22 coupe in Vaginnia {spelling} about this time last year. A lady was selling her late father's model T. I used to keep watching the sale but have lost contact with the new forum.
by Poppie
Wed May 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 2426

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

NO, Just lubricate them.
by Poppie
Wed May 22, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 2426

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

Alan,
I have 30x3.1/2 oversize Universal tyres on a 1913 Crossley 5 seat touring and I run 90/100 psi to stop the tyres turning on the rims and cutting off the valve stems. I run hard tyres and lubricated springs and have had no problems with ride and or tyres.
Warm Regards...Neil.
by Poppie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 3981

Re: Garage Space

Hey Rich.
Interesting reply, we have nearly the same problem here. Could you please explain the board feet pricing of your timber. Regards. ...N
by Poppie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 5986

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Rob, My take is that the four holes in the cylinder bore bleed off the blowby that has past the upper piston rings on the down power stroke. That exhaust gas would be near oil free (just like exhaust gas) and would not make a mess. You would then not need a crankcase breather. Regards....Neil M.
by Poppie
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 2299

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

Gee Larry, That will start someone off.....N.
by Poppie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting engine on e-bay
Replies: 13
Views: 2256

Re: Interesting engine on e-bay

I am going for a Two cylinder Two stroke supercharged engine .
Would make a good 2cyl rally engine. N (P)
by Poppie
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering revision 1927 T Runabout Pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Steering revision 1927 T Runabout Pickup

Scott C.
'You would have to put the long pin in 'a' hole that when fitted into the gear case the lower pitman (Steering) arm is vertical. N.
by Poppie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Another Electrical Dummy Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: OT Another Electrical Dummy Question

What I learned the first year of my trade(Electrical) 1954. R=e divided by i, P=e times i. Where V or E is voltage, R is the resistance, ohms. i is the current, amps. P is the power in Watts. This will act as my first new forum "Dummy Question" trial reply. Neil.