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by critterpainter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Car Stinks!

Running on OLD gas can cause this. I am currently driving one of my cars daily to lower the fuel enough to put fresh stuff in. It was parked with a full tank.
by critterpainter
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

I installed my new Brassworks radiator on my 14 in January along with my refreshed engine. My car still leaks a bit of gas and some oil, but not one drop of water. It also does not puke water out when I stop it.
by critterpainter
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Towing Model T

I hauled my 14 570 miles. Removed seat cushions, floorboards, hood and anything that might shake off. Original owner insisted on driving.

Tmoving.jpg
by critterpainter
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

I like the slogan on the MTFCA Museum's fire truck.

"SAME DAY RESPONSE"
by critterpainter
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Question
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Headlight Question

Have an A used the halogen kit. Not worth it. The best way to improve light is Aluminum Oxide reflectors.
by critterpainter
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clean brake shoe/Lining
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Clean brake shoe/Lining

As a last step in de-greasing use Super Clean or Purple Power or a cleaner of that sort. It Will remove all traces of oils left by other cleaners or gasoline.
by critterpainter
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dyke's manual take on main line fuse from 1925
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Dyke's manual take on main line fuse from 1925

Years ago I was riding in an A with a fuse between the battery and the rest of the electrical circuit. At some point the amp gauge started acting strange and then the engine began to run rough. The car made it home. Almost. When we looked to see what happened I first saw the ign points were fried an...
by critterpainter
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?

Thanks, I didnt think of brazing rod. Now to give myself a refresher course on planning carefully.
by critterpainter
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?

I was putting the shiny stuff back on my early 14 and came across this

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Lamp base.jpg
All 4 pins on both cowl lamps are the same.
They are FORD victor Model 2 lamps

Now what??
by critterpainter
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

I have worked on, driven and owned both. Much easier to fix a bad water pump on a T, just leave it off :D When a T breaks a fan belt it is not an issue. An A engine is easier to replace, A trans is much easier to work on than a T. An A battery is a nuisance to change out, but I find the brakes are e...
by critterpainter
Thu May 14, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6321

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Hunting down and fixing oil drips, missing bolts and changing out obviously incorrect bolts on my 14 Touring. Re-installed the windshield and adjusted it so I can now fold it down the upper windshield without pulling on the steering wheel. I am learning what it needs to start easily at last. Can't w...
by critterpainter
Wed May 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 2577

Re: Henry's Chariot

Looks like a candidate for steering brakes on the rear wheels
by critterpainter
Tue May 12, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Fit Question 14T
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Hood Fit Question 14T

Thank you for your reply I know the springs are at least 50 YO. but I don't know if they are original. I will try your suggestion of checking the springs as they are a bit hard to pull up on.
by critterpainter
Tue May 12, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: WTB: Metro Brake Conversion Parts.

So I shouldn't keep my T parked next to my Metro?
by critterpainter
Tue May 12, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Fit Question 14T
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Hood Fit Question 14T

The hood on my 14 has never fit right and was a battle to latch. After I had the engine rebuilt and put a new radiator on it, the hood fit did not improve. I did some measuring and adjusted the radiator angle from front to rear which greatly helped the fit. However it is still near impossible to lat...
by critterpainter
Sun May 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?

Thanks, Terry called me right after I emailed him.
by critterpainter
Sat May 09, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaking bead
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: Breaking bead

I had a flat on a 50YO clincher tire. I drove the car the last mile home at a slow pace. The tire was warm and pliable by the time I got home with no rim damage. It was as easy to remove as a new tire.
by critterpainter
Sat May 09, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local T club near Phoenix AZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Local T club near Phoenix AZ?

I just moved to Goodyear and am looking for a local T club. I tried to contact the person listed for the Phoenix Chapter but my E-mail bounced back.
Does someone have information?

Thanks

Bill
by critterpainter
Fri May 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T on the road. Original owner at the wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 581

My T on the road. Original owner at the wheel

Needed a driver for my car. Looks like he is enjoying the drive The T is doing 75 but on a trailer
by critterpainter
Thu May 07, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

I checked my horn bracket and it is round, so its an early horn. When my Uncle acquired the car in 1950, it apparently had earlier brass lights on it, but the "experts" of the late 50's and early 60's told him that they were wrong for 1914 so they were changed for a black and brass pair. Oh well... ...
by critterpainter
Tue May 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

This has been an interesting topic for me to read. Although my headlights and sidelights are currently packed away, my 14 does have have a few features being described. My horn IS held to the firewall by two miserable brass screws. Original? I do not know but they are not fun. My sidelights are pack...
by critterpainter
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Texas T Distributor and Alternator sale/trade
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Texas T Distributor and Alternator sale/trade

these parts were also on Farcebook
by critterpainter
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1683

Re: Webinar

Somehow I managed to legged on to watch it. I don't know if I will ever join in on a conversation without someone next to me to walk me through the procedure. Intuitive controls are anything but intuitive for me. I had an Iphone for 5 days before I gave up. My brain is not wired in the same way as S...
by critterpainter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 2690

Re: Massacre (photo)

So would the next step be to douse the pile with gas or diesel and toss in a match or 2?
by critterpainter
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled

I was just on the HCCA website and in addition to Chickasa being cancelled, it shows that the Bakersfield swap meet is down with the Corona Virus.
by critterpainter
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 9814

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Ok so I missed by one day. With lots of help from friends, the radiator got installed today, along with 5 gallons of fresh gas. It was too tight for we to crank start, but it was close. Coasted it 20' and and it was running. After the first start, I could light it off with a pull of the crank. A ver...
by critterpainter
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 9814

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Started putting my rebuilt engine back in my 14 and putting it together. While it was out someone decided to help me and placed many of the nuts and bolts in a can. The rest just flew the coop. Hopefully I will be done by Friday in spite of cold weather.
by critterpainter
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS: 31 Panel Delivery
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Re: FS: 31 Panel Delivery

That is one RARE truck I have only seen one 31 WIRE WHEEL truck in my life. it has to be one of the rarest Ford built trucks around!
by critterpainter
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slot head screws source
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Slot head screws source

Danforth Screw and Nut I believe they are in Washington state. Yes they have a website
by critterpainter
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where to stay in Chickasha with WIFE for swap meet
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Where to stay in Chickasha with WIFE for swap meet

Thanks for the hints, and if I let my wife choose, she will wait til we are driving past the hotel to make the reservation...
by critterpainter
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where to stay in Chickasha with WIFE for swap meet
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Where to stay in Chickasha with WIFE for swap meet

Planning to attend the final swap meet and traveling with my spouse and non-T friends. Are there any recommendations for a nice hotel? My body cannot do the Jelf/o/bag and the wife and friends won't accept cockroaches, bedbugs or non-descript continental breakfasts.

Thanks
Bill
by critterpainter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 6042

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

I made a 8 hour round trip in one day to pick up my repaired 14 engine. Its been in the engine hospital for over a year after an unwanted downgrade to a 2 piece crank. New counter-balanced crank, new bearings and new pistons. Engine is now back in the car, but have to wait til 2020 to button it up.
by critterpainter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

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

If we don't allow developers to share their ideas and designs here if they are willing before they proceed into production then there could be two different outcomes. !. a really good and well thought out project may get scrapped for an apparent lack of interest or 2. a product may hit the market th...
by critterpainter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1927 Model T Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

Re: 1927 Model T Coupe

I am going to stick my neck out and say Campbell Calif from the YOM plate on the car.
by critterpainter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?

Thanks for the replys and advice. One thing I forgot to mention (due to a slipping clutch in my brain) is that the rear exhaust port on my block has seen some repair in the past and therefore I will use a new manifold. Don't want to risk any more damage to the block.
by critterpainter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAT crank or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2093

Re: SCAT crank or not?

I am having a Scat crank installed in my engine as part of a rebuild. The original crank broke and I decided that I would rather have a crankshaft that had not been used for 100 years in a T that may have been lugged, run retarded, had the mains improperly aligned, run with a bad coil or dozens of o...
by critterpainter
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?

Thank you
That explanation of the warpage issue makes total sense. This will be another deliberate change, along with rear end thrust bushings, front wish bone and the reason for the engine rebuild, a Scat crank to replace the broken original!
by critterpainter
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?

I am stockpiling parts for my early 14 touring (late Oct 1913) while the engine is being rebuilt. Is the current reproduction exhaust manifold correct for an early 14 T? I am trying to keep the car as year correct as is easily possible.
by critterpainter
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some recent auction prices.
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Some recent auction prices.

Great collection!

Did you see this tractor! https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/lot-de ... ent_page=0

Built for Henry's grandson!
by critterpainter
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 2817

Re: Factory frame identification

If the officer is being a hard*** do NOT stamp any numbers in the frame!! It is against Federal Law to do so (yea I know many people do it on a T)
He might become unhinged and we don't want that.
by critterpainter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 5953

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

I'll bet developments like this will become more popular!

https://www.garagecondos.com/
by critterpainter
Wed May 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 4622

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

Only the passengers will enjoy the view. The driver will be keeping the car under control and should NOT be sightseeing!1
by critterpainter
Tue May 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Antique car registration cost in AZ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Antique car registration cost in AZ?

My 29 pickup costs $135 here in CA. AZ sounds like a bargain
by critterpainter
Tue May 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Antique car registration cost in AZ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Antique car registration cost in AZ?

My stepson just moved to Goodyear and offered me a permanent parking place for one of my old cars. (No the T stays in Calif) What is the yearly registration cost of an antique car in AZ? If you need more info, it will probably be my 61 Metropolitan if I accept his offer.

Thanks
by critterpainter
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major engine problem
Replies: 39
Views: 4652

Re: Major engine problem

Perhaps a road trip to Bakersfield tomorrow? With a shopping lis?
by critterpainter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who Will Be In Bakersfield the 12th and 13th?
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Who Will Be In Bakersfield the 12th and 13th?

I will be in B-52 (the space not the aircraft) re-homing goodies.
by critterpainter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Please dont put this in the OT..Need help on a stuck Model A head and distributor
Replies: 16
Views: 2873

Re: Please dont put this in the OT..Need help on a stuck Model A head and distributor

When it happened to me, I removed the head with the dist still installed. Unfortunately the dist did not survive the attempt at removal so I bought a new repop dist assembly and used lots of never-seize during reassembly.
by critterpainter
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

Caswell plating has a 2 part fuel tank sealer that I used in my 28A beater pickup 3 years ago. So far it has worked quite well and I have had NO issues with it. Lots better than stopping every 10 miles to clear the rust from the filter.
by critterpainter
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 7228

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Sometimes simple sounding mistakes can take days to fix. In the early 90's I was working on a 1948 Invicta (British car) with a 6 cyl Meadows engine. The Meadows engine resembles a 6 cyl Jaguar but a lot harder to work on. I had to install the head and get it running. Two timing chains, dual overhea...
by critterpainter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Picture Model T well used
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: Old Picture Model T well used

The 14 T that I have was inherited from the bare-chested boy sitting next to my dad. He bought it around 1952.
by critterpainter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Picture Model T well used
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Old Picture Model T well used

My dad is behind the wheel. Rest of the family is around it. Picture taken at grandparents home in Adelaida Calif around 1929 I think.
Dad and family old T.jpg
by critterpainter
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Success with total rebuild/recore of 1921 radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Success with total rebuild/recore of 1921 radiator

I actually dropped by the Brassworks on Fri to order a new radiator for my 14. Lee said 5-6 weeks and he would move the id plate over from my old radiator. He said this is the slow part of the year for them, otherwise it would be a longer lead time. Wow, does he have a lot of radiators there being r...
by critterpainter
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum speed????
Replies: 17
Views: 2969

Re: Forum speed????

I have had poor to no service from Charter/spectrum at times. On one phone call the operator commented that I had not paid my bill yet. My reply "I pay all my bills online, when your internet does not work, I can't pay you"
by critterpainter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why spark plugs fail?
Replies: 10
Views: 1975

Re: Why spark plugs fail?

I have had spark plugs fail from being flooded with gas. No amount of drying or heating would make them fire properly again.
by critterpainter
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Explain Your Avatar
Replies: 41
Views: 6241

Re: Explain Your Avatar

Mine is simple, Its my 14 the day I pulled it out of the barn after sitting through 1 earthquake, several generations of cats and being used as storage for pipe fittings, gunny sacks and garage sale treasures. The barn blew down in a rainstorm 2 years later. The earthquake shook 1/4" of dust over it.
by critterpainter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 13469

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Oh Boy, my first avatar

If this works, it took less than 3 min. :D