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by Moxie26
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1411

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Duh..... PHILLIP, not fred........need my coffee.
by Moxie26
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1411

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Fred..... Considering the holiday weekend, give preference to family activities. As far as responding, I'm sure Fred needs some time to report his progress/new problems to the Forum.
by Moxie26
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1411

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

Phillip.... Check the AC voltage at different engine speeds, a good magneto will generate 30 plus ac volts at engine speeds above 30 mph. Magneto may have to be recharged .


Bob J.
by Moxie26
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Coils not working

After cleaning, proceed with Mike Kossor's post
by Moxie26
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Coils not working

Blaze: Please proceed with Chris Barker's and my suggestion to clean and brighten metal contacts on the inside of the commutator,... and roller/flapper/brush ( depending on style of commutator )...on the end of the camshaft
by Moxie26
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Coils not working

Please do not fiddle with the coil upper hardware............... Clean your commutator contacts and roller to eliminate rust and/or gunk that would prevent proper metal to metal contact to fire the coils Three years of idleness will need to be cleaned. If the upper hardware of the coils have been to...
by Moxie26
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Crankshaft pulley pin loose in crank

If you're only problem is the compensate for .005-in, I would take the pin over to the bench support each end of the pin give the center of the pin a few strikes with a hammer, install with the cotter pin. You'll find a pin not only will have to be tapped in but also will take up some of the loosene...
by Moxie26
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator

Adding another mounting gasket between the engine and the generator bracket will give more clearance for gears..... As noticed as a change of sound when the unit was removed and the engine ran
by Moxie26
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Buckeye Auto Electric Alternator

Tom, who did you speak with at Buckeye alternator ??
by Moxie26
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Evans Coolant

Tim... A pump moves coolant through the engine into a radiator which is a heat exchanger with air going through to lower the coolant temperature to be brought back into the engine to repeat the process..... Thermosiphon works basically the same without a pump and a much slower rate of heat exchange.
by Moxie26
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Evans Coolant

A water pump to move coolant will decrease temperature regardless of what you put in as coolant
by Moxie26
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Evans Coolant

The engine our '26 does not have a water pump.... And with using Evan's coolant I have observed a gradual warmth of the upper radiator tank and then shortly after the bottom of the tank gets warmer and thus the thermo siphon effect does work. Evan's coolant will not boil at 212 degrees Fahrenheit be...
by Moxie26
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission bands and synthetic oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Transmission bands and synthetic oil

Just my opinion... Starting out on a drive it seems like you have no problem with your bands applying as you adjusted... As the engine warms up, metal will expand a bit possibly causing the effect of loosening up your band contact on the drum...????
by Moxie26
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Evans Coolant

Pete ..... Sorry, forgot to mention no water pump coolant system works fine as designed and also running a aluminum "Z' cylinder head. Also like to say that Evan's coolant protects non-similar metals such as aluminum cast iron copper as found in Model T engines
by Moxie26
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: Evans Coolant

Peter...., not to worry one bit. I've used Evan's coolant in our 26 for almost 20 years. I have a motor meter and even on the warmest days the temperature really doesn't get too close to the bottom of the visual circle. I did check the motor meter with another thermometer in the house with hot water...
by Moxie26
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission bands and synthetic oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Transmission bands and synthetic oil

Chad,,, no fight here,,,,, Been using Mobil One motorcycle 15W40 and wood band liners for 20 years with no problems,,, my oil choice was suggested by Fred Houston, past President of the MTFCA,and a noted Model T restorer, may he rest in Peace... Thanks Fred.

Bob J.
by Moxie26
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: noticed a difference(H V intake manifold)
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: noticed a difference(H V intake manifold)

And to rank that top pick, I'd say be a tie with the ECCT system of tuning ignition coils. Those that have used either of these items have been vocally pleased with the results.....
by Moxie26
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: noticed a difference(H V intake manifold)
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: noticed a difference(H V intake manifold)

RV, there's many additions that give their own particular boost to the Model T engine. Some would put a 7° advanced timing gear, a Z high compression cylinder head, a 280 camshaft, " high compression " pistons, a high volume intake manifold, a straight NH carburetor, Riley high lift lifters, synthet...
by Moxie26
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light

Nice find! Congratulations!!!!
by Moxie26
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Terry, happy July 4th to you and the family. Just curious if you're email problem has been eliminated. Bob J.
by Moxie26
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Re-builder Recommendations in the New Jersey Area
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Engine Re-builder Recommendations in the New Jersey Area

Mike; almost 20 years ago we had the engine in our 26 run about redone at Schwalms Babbited Bearings in Strasburg, PA . Proprietor Ora Landis runs a strict and clean shop The shop started years ago specializing in Model A rebuilds, but wisely expanded to other makes and Model T Fords. We had them do...
by Moxie26
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 1403

Re: 25 years now...

Congratulations to the three of you!!..,.lol....
by Moxie26
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Terry, Life has gotten in the way right now.... The electrical connections for the tail light section is still a problem.
by Moxie26
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Terry... Again, help appreciated. Please keep in touch and we'll work something out thank you
by Moxie26
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Terry; bulbs really aren't the problem here it's just that like what you said if the socket itself has gone bad there's really nothing to replace it. Those spring pins have seen better years... One side is missing on the Bakelite connector side and missing a pin on the bulb side... Just have the spr...
by Moxie26
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

With closer inspection today, and remembering when I first installed this light about 15 years ago the positive terminals resembled spring loaded posts. All that remains of the tail light socket is the spring without the movable post. For years I've used a single contact bulb and worked fine for the...
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Duh.... Well today I changed light bulbs. Put them in turned the power on and check to see if they light and I see smoke coming up. So lights got shut off very quick. Turns out the center terminal insert that goes in the spring for the tail light is missing and the spring was grounding out. Are ther...
by Moxie26
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Mirror

Scott & Tim : Using the mirror you have, position mirror to your liking, then drill thru clamp bracket at windshield stanchion and insert self tapping screw to stabilize mount.
by Moxie26
Wed May 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 transmission top plate bolts..
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: 26-27 transmission top plate bolts..

The longer hex head bolts were standard with the improved transmission for 2627 due to the wider brake drum. All of them should be the same length not to cause any imbalance in the rotation
by Moxie26
Mon May 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car windshield wiper bracket problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Open car windshield wiper bracket problems?

Mark, the whole in the bracket is too big for the wiper section and is a sloppy fit. I'm thinking that maybe some bushings can be made from some brass nesting tubing to cut down on the sloppiness so once installed the wiper would have minimal sloppiness and pressure on the top windshield glass
by Moxie26
Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installation instructions for side view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: installation instructions for side view mirror

To those who have purchased this side view mirror assembly... Have you had problems with the included threaded windshield attachment not fitting through the hole that's in the side view mirror bracket?
by Moxie26
Mon May 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car windshield wiper bracket problems?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Open car windshield wiper bracket problems?

Have you had any problems with the fitting of the windshield wiper using this bracket?
by Moxie26
Sun May 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 millionth radiator question.
Replies: 19
Views: 1527

Re: 15 millionth radiator question.

Brent; r26 runabout was built in October of 1926, and has a three-row radiator originally and has since been replaced by a five-row brass works radiator. Technically it should be registered as a 27 but I wasn't about to change the registration it already had.
by Moxie26
Sun May 17, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: yet another misfire diagnosis
Replies: 31
Views: 2679

Re: yet another misfire diagnosis

Mechanic in a bottle??... Good time to try Marvel Mystery Oil. I would put a pint in the engine oil and then add about 12 oz to a full tank of gas. Run it for a while and see if you notice any change.... I would dra in the hot oil and renew with a good quality oil of your choice plus a pint of Marve...
by Moxie26
Sun May 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installation instructions for side view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: installation instructions for side view mirror

Thanks John and Dan for your quick responses. Since I am 6'2 and sit relatively tall , hanging at side view mirror from the top wing nut will suit me just fine. Thanks for your help, appreciated !!!
by Moxie26
Sun May 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installation instructions for side view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 763

installation instructions for side view mirror

Would anyone have the installation instructions for side view mirror sold by our vendors with a solid 8-in mounting bar and a 5-in round mirror. There was advertised a download for instructions but the vendors having problems. Spoke to vendors office but have not received any information or download...
by Moxie26
Thu May 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: yet another misfire diagnosis
Replies: 31
Views: 2679

Re: yet another misfire diagnosis

Wayfarer. ...... Is there excessive play between the throttle shaft and carb casting....any movement here combined with changing throttle lever, especially in take off in low pedal, will show as hesitation you describe.
by Moxie26
Thu May 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6399

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I am registered and will see you on Saturday!..... No camera and microphone on my PC....yet.
by Moxie26
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil hint
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Coil hint

Adam, I've done the same thing buying those 5 mm washers... But why purchase something when you have something that you could modify and fit s just as well..... Not wanting to spend money but just to reuse something on hand to help with the physical correlation of the top hardware on the coil. Alway...
by Moxie26
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6399

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Wow, I'll clean my glasses and I'm in !!!!! Bob Jablonski
by Moxie26
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1728

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Joe Bell, I agree with you that elbow was put on in late production and attached with a screw and nut
by Moxie26
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New T Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1506

Re: New T Help Needed

To Bill & son... With the assumption of a otherwise good running engine switching over to a e-timer in my opinion gives just as much performance as a stock well-tuned Ford ignition operating on magneto, with none of the usual maintenance problems with a worn or dirty timer or maladjusted coils. .. ....
by Moxie26
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New T Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1506

Re: New T Help Needed

Well congratulations also to Bill and son on the acquisition of your new model T. I agree with GL Davis at this point I would also recommend the e-timer. I have used the E- timer for several years, since volunteering to be a beta- tester for it's inventor . ...... And also had the benefit of all the...
by Moxie26
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Terry, e-mail received and appreciate your help !!
by Moxie26
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2543

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

Jeff: BTW, we do not have a microphone for the PC......... yet.
by Moxie26
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2543

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

Jeff:


Many thanks for your and combined efforts.... you are the moderator, took time for me to navigate site to respond to correct an error.

Bob Jablonski :roll: :D
by Moxie26
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2543

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

We've had cabin fever this winter with the hopes of spring but now with the extended cabin fever not beyond our control are we getting a little grumpy? We need a little uplifting enlightenment and suggest that you tune in to what our leadership has to say.,....
by Moxie26
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANCO timing set with 2 1/2" gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: ANCO timing set with 2 1/2" gauge

Ford's timing setting tool with two and a half inch centers is only for the Ford manufactured timer case. All accessory timers should be set according to the instructions given with them because they're all different.
by Moxie26
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

The plan to use silvered headlight reflector was canned since the metal is really substancial and difficult to shape into light housing. Still looking for an original reflector. Next thought was to use the reflective surface of the inside of a soda can,,,, will have time tomorrow to start that route...
by Moxie26
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Terry, thank you but I haven't received either yet
by Moxie26
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 3482

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

How many gaskets do you have between the block and the generator mounting bracket? The gear mesh is probably too tight making that noise so I would add one or two gaskets more to bring that bracket outward a little bit.,. ... Giving some room for those two gears to work together.. had somewhere nois...
by Moxie26
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

In a phone discussion with a fellow t-owner I will look into using a headlight reflector and using its curves cut a shape to fit behind the stoplight bulb in the combination tail light. I'll let you know of my progress
by Moxie26
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison 14 spark plugs recommended gap?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Edison 14 spark plugs recommended gap?

My Edison 14's use a 0.025" gap and run clean, with no power problems. There's a set of Edison 14s in Thomas a Edison's 1922 touring car at the Glenmont garage in West Orange that we installed and that engine runs and purse like a kitten
by Moxie26
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Practical solutions appreciated thank you
by Moxie26
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

Thanks everyone for your response but I was referring to the curved glass reflective mirror or silvered metal reflector that goes behind the stop light bulb.
by Moxie26
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: This General Discussion Forum

You're absolutely right Dallas and besides she changed her name not you......lol
by Moxie26
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

I'm looking for the reflector in the top stop light section. Is there anyone making reproductions? Or does anyone have parts available?
by Moxie26
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer very advanced and walking
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: New Day Timer very advanced and walking

The timer gauge tool you have is only for the Ford manufactured timer. all other timers have to be set as per manufacturer's instructions.
by Moxie26
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER

Thank you "jiminbartow" ..... It was your post that I was referring thanks for reposting the pictures
by Moxie26
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

I don't have the proof in front of me but I do remember reading that Hall Manufacturing company made the combination tail stop light for Ford with their logo and also did the same for Dodge Brothers with the DB logo. other manufacturers use the Hall Manufacturing combination stop tail light with no ...
by Moxie26
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: How Many Drum Lights are Similar to the Ford Accessory Light

Would there be anyone making the inside reflector for the brake light..???
by Moxie26
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER

Pictures of fenders, not offenders
by Moxie26
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER

John and All :.... There was a post here about a year ago using Rust-Oleum brand "Epoxy enamel for appliances" in a rattle can... Post included pictures offenders before and after and seemed to do a pretty decent result
by Moxie26
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question to those who use wood bands
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: A question to those who use wood bands

We have used wood bands in our 26 runabout for almost 20 years. Yes we did have some chatter but I did solve that by switching over to using 10W-40 motorcycle oil. Been using the mobile one synthetic with no chatter problems at all. Just my experience, others have used a multi-grade oil with added L...
by Moxie26
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: Adjusting coils

Hey Dewey...... I guess you can do all the fiddling you want, and all depends what kind of song you want. Lol.....
by Moxie26
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contemporary warning
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Contemporary warning

Thank you Richard........ we are all infected. Great play on words !!! Thanks.
by Moxie26
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 3001

Re: LEDs when turned off

The 6-V halogens and the 50 cp. Bulbs are the one that eat up a lot of amperage and puts a strain on a generator. The reason for the LEDs is a that they take mobile one maybe two amps of energy to produce the same amount of light... ..... The light pattern in a model T is from side to side, not the ...
by Moxie26
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 3001

Re: LEDs when turned off

Hi Novice..... With your experience in the round LED headlight bulb, did you have any difficulty in aiming and focusing the headlight beam as per the Ford manual? Tonight I finally had time to focus the logo lights I have in my car, installed two days ago or so, and found that aiming is a more impor...
by Moxie26
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 3001

Re: LEDs when turned off

Just installed the set of those logo lights LED headlight bulbs...... We'll have to wait till this evening to set aim and focus according to the Ford manual..... And then we'll enjoy ride and may have to adjust aim
by Moxie26
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Miss
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Engine Miss

You said you installed new buzz coils?.... I would ask you to contact someone who is knowledgeable in your area to calibrate coils not only for electrical values but also the physical positioning of the upper hardware and points..... Sometimes you do get a ignition miss especially noticeable at idle...
by Moxie26
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 3174

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

I'll check voice texting results in the future, coils are not oils.....lol
by Moxie26
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 3174

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Jim and all; I do rebuild the ignition coils and have found that the standoffs on the plastic oils will change position with temperature thus changing the electrical settings that were set and calibrating that coil...... Just like with air temperature affecting air pressure and tires, temperature wi...
by Moxie26
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 3174

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Jim as long as those coils have good secondary windings they condition of the condenser/capacitor is not important. I've been running an e-timer with no top hardware for the last 5 years and have had no problems with ignition...... Just to prove the point that the e-timer does not rely or need coil ...
by Moxie26
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

Re: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson

Larry & Susan: The accusations and truths about Mike Kossor's products, and technical facts, have been well documented here the past few years. So, if Mike would donate his profits from his research and products to the MTFCA, like vendor Ron Patterson & his co-author will be doing from their new boo...
by Moxie26
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

Adding a little marvel mystery oil to the gas and a few more ounces to the oil well healthy piston rings free up and maybe give better compression
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 3583

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

And to continue my post... After the engine starts and runs for awhile you can pull the speed lever back to neutral and that will break the bond between the high speed clutch plates.
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark coil maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Spark coil maintenance

Happy New Year James..... Just as Mike suggested, any and I mean Any undo physical pressure to the top hardware and points WILL change the electrical properties all that coil set by testing equipment. That undue pressure can come from the coils being tossed during shipment, or just by the person rem...
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

Paddy.... There is nothing inherently wrong with a 6 volt electrical system on a model T Ford. We are accustomed to a fast spinning engine and 12 volts and the model T hobbyist may think that's the best for their model T. By using LED headlights and LED bulbs for your turn signals and stop lights wi...
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 3583

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Back in the day, and today in 2020, if the oil in the crankcase is either of thick viscosity or if the air temperature is freezing, one would jack up the driver side rear wheel, put the speed lever into high gear, and then either crank or use the starter to start the engine. The reason for doing thi...
by Moxie26
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Today a broke out the popcorn and watched the entire movie of Lawless made in 2012.. ... There's a t t truck that has to be a modified drivetrain that runs circles around other vehicles. ... The movie is set in Southern Virginia in 1931.... Quite a few model T's, model a's and the new 32 V8. It does...
by Moxie26
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Has anyone clicked onto the link in reference to the movie ..."Lawless". !??!?.... It's model T relevant even though the rear end differential of the truck is not a TT standard equipment .
by Moxie26
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 61
Views: 7240

Re: Running poorly.

Clean your plugs and GAP them to 0.025"
by Moxie26
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Ever run out of Gas??????

A warm engine, just out of gas, will run on........... Moonshine !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3oq2W_DN5A.
by Moxie26
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19703

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Thank you for your post Luke. As far as coming through with a cheaper breakthrough on testing coils I look at this as a bunch of words. When you have come through with documenting your research history testing and reliability please let us know. Bob J.
by Moxie26
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 2445

Re: 21" tires for a driver

I am more than pleased with the 21" Lester's I just put on my car. The tread is siped for better traction and overall gives a more comfortable ride.
by Moxie26
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of a wonderful MTFCA member
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Loss of a wonderful MTFCA member

Vinny.... I remember a 1912 red touring car, at the Morristown event last year... The car was traveling along that lower road coming up to the livestock barns and I did stop and talked with him. ..... I honestly don't remember if that was Jim or not, but he was an older gentleman , knowledgeable and...
by Moxie26
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 5070

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Humble Howard was a true gentleman and a trusted friend, rest in peace , say "Hi" to RD for us.
by Moxie26
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Re: Pads around spark plugs

Those brass "janitors" were reproduced about 25 years ago by a fellow in Pennsylvania.... I believe he passed.
by Moxie26
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool

WWW.MODELTETIMER.COM. ..... Coil hardware tool on product page....Online store.
by Moxie26
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

Mike, sorry for your loss... Keeping your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.
by Moxie26
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Challenge Match for Model T Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Challenge Match for Model T Museum

Hi Susan as soon as you do get a tally the contributions could you share that with us on the forum ?
by Moxie26
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Challenge Match for Model T Museum: NOVEMBER 4-12 // THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Challenge Match for Model T Museum: NOVEMBER 4-12 // THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION

Just a bump this up to the top, I believe we have until 12 midnight tonight to make a donation. We made ours today.
by Moxie26
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Anderson flapper rotors are available at Snyder's catalog
by Moxie26
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrestling with Upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Wrestling with Upholstery

Looking good Doug. !!
by Moxie26
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 2137

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Excuse me thank you Dick Lodge for the pictures very appreciated....... Dick, I'm still enjoying your eggnog recipe around the holidays thanks again. Bob J.