Search found 35 matches

by critterpainter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1375

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: 1182

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: 6841

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: 6841

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: 3
Views: 1913

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: 989

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: 819

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: 819

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: 4118

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: 1509

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: 2599

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: 774

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: 1433

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: 774

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: 774

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: 760

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: 1870

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: 4151

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: 3396

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: 1044

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: 1044

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: 3553

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: 1082

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: 2033

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: 2218

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: 5488

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: 1575

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: 1575

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: 1194

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: 2125

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: 1499

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: 4330

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: 9901

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Oh Boy, my first avatar

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