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by fschrope
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: A Complicated Man

I love Wikipedia, but I realize its limitations. There is a lot of good information there. Having said that, consider this. Why do we believe everything we read in the history books of years ago? If you read a school history book about our Civil War in Boston, it will read a lot different that one i...
by fschrope
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 53
Views: 2480

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Just a quick thought: Maybe 40 years ago, I had a 6000 Ford farm tractor. My son got it hot, but no hot enough to hurt anything - we/I thought. It turns out that it got hot enough to draw the temper out of the rings, but not enough to crack anything or score the cylinder walls. I had the same thing ...
by fschrope
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sacramento laws
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Re: Sacramento laws

This reminds me of something I heard credited to LBJ years ago.
It said "Rather that consider the good a law can do when properly administered, consider the harm it can do if improperly administered".
That sure doesn't seem to fit LBJ, but maybe it's just me.
Anyway, it sure fits here.
by fschrope
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 5314

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

Yesterday, since the ground was frozen, I was pulling dead ash trees from my woods up to the barn lot with my little Ford 641. It is a mate to the NAA. This thread reminded me to look at the fender to tire clearance. It is scary to think of what can happen on the left side with the clutch there and ...
by fschrope
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Poster location is gone

Me to. Thanks
by fschrope
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Re: Poster location is gone

ChrisB wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:09 am
We will check into it.
Sooo......did you find anything out?

It is pretty obvious that the posters above would like the have the location shown alongside the post.
by fschrope
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1993

Re: Ethanol gas

C B Not sure I agree with you 100% - study tested the milky residue for what it was. BUT -- "YES" on Varnish in the Tank from old gas - As gasoline sits within the fuel system of a car, it tends to turn into a thick varnish that coats and clogs various components within your car. Lots of discussion...
by fschrope
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1993

Re: Ethanol gas

C B Not sure I agree with you 100% - study tested the milky residue for what it was. BUT -- "YES" on Varnish in the Tank from old gas - As gasoline sits within the fuel system of a car, it tends to turn into a thick varnish that coats and clogs various components within your car. Lots of discussion...
by fschrope
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1993

Re: Ethanol gas

I dislike these discussions. Often run past them and try to ignore them. Too many opinions, all too often bad ones, although in this thread so far there are mostly good opinions and several good and true facts given (thank you guys!). No doubt about it (in my opinion) that the garbage they sell as ...
by fschrope
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1449

Poster location is gone

Why is the posters location no longer shown to the right of the post.

I always found it interesting as to where a person was located. Sure, a lot of them are common knowledge, but not all.

How come?
by fschrope
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: No tests required!
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: No tests required!

Who needs a drivers license? I read in the paper more and more of someone being stopped and arrested for never having gotten a drivers license. They are often in their 20's or even '30's. When I grew up, the thing we lived for was turning 16 so we could get a drivers license. That was back in the 60...
by fschrope
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Passing the hat...

Speaking of GPS's, years ago when they started becoming common, I read where some crooks would steal a car with a GPS in it an punch the home button. Often there was a garage door opener. Likely no one was home as the person was where it was stolen from. The thief could just drive home, open the doo...
by fschrope
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3568

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Since no one else seems to be replying, I will. Stan is a '42 Model. I"m a '43 and Dick, IIRC, you're just postwar. Right? No biggie, we're all "Ole Farts"..........and love it. Nope, Fred. Six weeks to the day before Pearl Harbor. Definitely a '41 model.... :D Opps, sorry about that. Stan - tell u...
by fschrope
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3568

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Stan, I can never remember if I'm a little older than you are or you're a little older than I am. Either way, I just stand back when my birthdays go by and give a brief nod. Then I go back to whatever I was doing. Hope you have a good day. Since no one else seems to be replying, I will. Stan is a '...
by fschrope
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Missing Model A post?
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: Missing Model A post?

I'm lost. What's the deal with the "Model A" post by bud delong? I just followed the above link and see that is has been edited. I thought I saw it all at the time it was active. What's up? I do see that a particularly offensive - at least to me - post by Tom Hicks is missing. But the way, what happ...
by fschrope
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4601

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Wayne, I've tried, but most folks won't listen. BTW, do you know where a fellow could find any information about the baby born in the dark? I googled it with no results. I did find that if a baby were born that way, they would have rickets and a curved backbone and a whole bunch of other problems. I...
by fschrope
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Front crossmember spred

I'm not sure that binders/boomers are legal any more on big trucks. I have several and will continue to use them, but very carefully. I remember once - and it only took once - a fellow unchaining a load of steel from a flat bed semitrailer. He had about a four foot cheater pipe and he pulled the bin...
by fschrope
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4601

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Wayne - Your two post above are monumental. I'm going to copy and save them to show a few friends. Thanks.
Burger is also correct.
by fschrope
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair

<r><QUOTE author="George N Lake Ozark" post_id="63577" time="1574549406" user_id="237"><s>[quote="George N Lake Ozark" post_id=63577 time=1574549406 user_id=237]</s> When my Tex T gave up I took it to a local rebuilder. Working good again. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> That doesn't surprise me. They're as...
by fschrope
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair

If you haven't noticed, you've hit one of my favorite areas. I love those early Delco alternators. To answer your final question though, I think maybe the first year or so (1962? on Cadillac and 1963 on everything else) may have used a different rear case. I do know that almost all you find will be ...
by fschrope
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair

I just checked Rock Auto and they have one for a 65 Chevy C10 42 amp for $41 outright plus shipping. That's for a Delco rebuilt.
Regulator $17 to $41 depending on manufacturer. I used the sold state ones for the big truck alternators. They lasted forever and were adjustable for output.
by fschrope
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Early 12v Delco Alternator repair

I love that alternator. My father paid for two kids in college with his overtime at Delco Remy in 1961/62 as it was going into production. It has to be one of the easiest things to work on there is. All the parts are interchangable. Go to NAPA or any other parts store for parts. I'm pretty sure they...
by fschrope
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3432

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Norm, that is a laudable idea, but we both know the CCC was set up for out of work, desperate-to-work folks, in an economy that had few jobs. Today we're at full employment and anyone that can fog a mirror and wants to work, can. Not only are you saddled with fires, but you have a system that thriv...
by fschrope
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 5331

Re: Buying on Craig's List

I just shipped a 1955 White Freightliner from Indiana to California. It went on the back half of a 48 foot drop deck semi trailer. $3700 just for the Freighliner. A like amount for the machine on the front I was told.
by fschrope
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 301273

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

Steve - you mention Best One Tire. Best One Tire is the "New" name for Zurcher Tire in Monroe, IN. Paul Zurcher started this in about 1948 after returning from WW2 with his brother-in-law Weldon ??? It grew into one of the largest tire businesses in the US. I think it was 2006 that they were "dealer...
by fschrope
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

You didn't let it load long enough. There are a bunch of pictures at the bottom. I think the seller has done his research. He gives a pretty good description along with the pictures.

It is an "interesting" car to say the least.
by fschrope
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 17-25 runabout body
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: WTB 17-25 runabout body

I have an '18 cutoff touring in original - rusty - condition. The engine turns over, but that's about all. It will need rewooding and all. I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but................
Also, it has a good Indiana title.
by fschrope
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T auction today
Replies: 22
Views: 2710

Re: T auction today

The report I got was everything is going high. I don't need to go and buy, I need to sell.
by fschrope
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roads to Cookeville
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: Roads to Cookeville

Thanks fellas. I've heard it stated all over the board..........but never from anyone that was doing any more than just guessing.
by fschrope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roads to Cookeville
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: Roads to Cookeville

Dean - you of all folks should know what kind of gas mileage a T gets. Right????
by fschrope
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum today
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Going to Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum today

Looks familiar. My wife and I have been to Alaska the last three Septembers and plan on going again this year. We went to the Fountain Head three years ago. Some place we have a picture of us in period attire in one of the cars. I don't remember which car though. I love Alaska - a soon as you get no...
by fschrope
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles

Thanks Hal
Cheap doesn't surprise me.
Recently, I had the front end aligned on my '79 Chevy pickup and was talking to the guy doing the work. He said that every automotive engineer should have to drive and work on the cars they design. I agree.
by fschrope
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles

What is the purpose of the two piece over the single/normal ones?
by fschrope
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 front axle trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: 26 front axle trouble

The wishbone is still the major controller of caster. Disconnect it from the pan and push it down and you'll see what I mean.
by fschrope
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 4104

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

The problem: The majority of California voters reside south of the Tehachapi's. The majority of California water is north of the Tehachapi's. I suspect we'd mutually like to part company, but the water war stands squarely in the way. This is pretty much the case everywhere. The big cities hold the ...
by fschrope
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.
Replies: 14
Views: 2298

Re: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.

Here's the rest of the story.

https://madmikesamerica.com/

I haven't had time to read more of his stuff yet, but I'm betting it's all pretty much the same.

Who is this guy anyway?
by fschrope
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2508

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

It seems to me that the higher compression might cause extra stress on the crankshaft, are you not concerned about that? I agree. Does it still have the original "balin' wire" crankshaft? That is the weakest point of any T engine. Yeah, compression is king. Seth Harbuck said that (along with a lot ...
by fschrope
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3978

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Scottio wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:22 pm
I’ve never seen pictures of this tour before. Is this meet for Roadsters only?
To call this a "tour" is and understatement.
by fschrope
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Demountable Rims - When were they standard equipment?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Demountable Rims - When were they standard equipment?

I did some trading years ago on a '26 Tudor. It had 3 1/2x30 non-demountable large drum rear wheels and block off plates on the starter and generator late block engine.
by fschrope
Sun May 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tire tools
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Interesting tire tools

I finally decided to change a couple of real old 30x3 1/2's that have been lying around for several years. They were on a '22 Coupe that is completely original. It has a Michigan license plated dated 1964 and I suspect that is the last time it was run regularly. The tires were probably old then. 70 ...
by fschrope
Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 6404

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

My conclusion to all this is that - you can find documentation to "prove" anything you want.

A little common sense is in order here...................and seems to be lacking.

Oh yeah - what about NaCl.
by fschrope
Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Coolant Disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Coolant Disposal

Dave I think this pertains to all Model T owners and is not "OT" and to noone in particular, I'll state that I wish there was no OT specific forum...good stuff like this ends up buried amoung the ever-growing list of stupid stuff that can't be posted on another forum. The old forum had the occasion...
by fschrope
Thu May 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 6404

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

Question. How much pop did you drink? Or more specifically, how much sugar free pop did you drink?
by fschrope
Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 6404

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

Ya gotta be politically correct in this day and age.

Gotta find some else to blame everything on. Nothing is an individuals fault - always someone elses. Bull.......
by fschrope
Mon May 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pan straightening
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

Re: Pan straightening

I can't believe no one has brought up Stan Howe's suggestion. Get two large angle irons - 3 or 4 inch and longer than the engine and transmission. Bolt the angle irons to the top of a '26 or 27 block and turn it upside down. Bolt the hogshead to the block. Put a straight edge to make sure the pan su...
by fschrope
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Buy the Perfect Model T - According to Yahoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: How to Buy the Perfict Model T - According to Yahoo

To me, it would seem that an Englishman wrote this and probably had just become interested in Model T's long enough to consider himself an "expert"...........or something close to that.
by fschrope
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Icons
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Icons

I've never understood why folks don't refresh the main page and then "right click" the topics that interest them and "open in a new tab". Do the whole page and then read the tabs and close them as you're done reading them. Simple...........at least to me and it applies to all the different browsers ...
by fschrope
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Which N-series Tractor

While I'm babbling on, and lot is coming back from years ago. Depending on what a person is willing to spend and how much horsepower is required, you might look at the post 1965's or post 1968's. Ford completely redesigned their tractor line in '65. They went to 3, 4 & 6 cylinders. The 3000 was pret...
by fschrope
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Which N-series Tractor

FWIW, like has been said, the 8N's were made from 1948-52. About 1950 or so they added a tach and put a "normal" distributor on them. The earlier distributors were pretty much the same from 1939 to ~1950 and a pain to work on. You had to take them out to put points in them. The similarities between ...
by fschrope
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Which N-series Tractor

The guys are right about the overrunning pto. Get an overrunning clutch. It might save you from climbing a tree. :D FWIW, N's didn't have a true live PTO. It was just a double clutch arrangement. You push the clutch down about half way and the forward - or reverse - motion stopped but the PTO kept r...
by fschrope
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Which N-series Tractor

Now you're talkin'. I wrenched on these from 1973 - 76, I'm as green as they come, but these little Ford are really handy within their limits. Generally speaking, the 600's are two bottom plow sized and the 800's are three bottom. FWIW, the 500, 600 & 700's are the same engine. The 800's and 900's a...
by fschrope
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2324

Re: Another E-10 experience

I absolutely and positively know that ethanol gas will attract water from the air and this water will separate and settle to the bottom of the tank. It happened on a small generator that I let sit for a year or so. I drained the gas out into a bucket and there was water on the bottom. Also, the bott...
by fschrope
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Been There,...Done That.
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Been There,...Done That.

While we're talking "old cars", it brings to mind the 1969 Olds 98LS that we had. 455 and 2 something rear end. I just figured out the ratio turning the rear wheels. Anyway, it figured out to 180 MPH at 6k rpm. I doubt it would have wound out that tight under load, but I'll bet it would do 5k or 150...
by fschrope
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3841

Re: Dear Abby

I would like to know who the "movers and shakers" are that operate in the background deciding how the forum should be run........and I'm not talking about the administrators.
by fschrope
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5280

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I am sick and tired of all this "we" and "our" BS about society, I didn't have anything to do with creating the society that produced all the lazy/dumb kids - all the political correctness. I fought it at every step that I could. I have three kids, all college grads with no debt and all making well ...
by fschrope
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not sure about this new development
Replies: 23
Views: 2412

Re: Not sure about this new development

"The wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the grease." That fits here. There are obviously some folks in higher places that think they should determine how this forum is run. Several of them aren't even here anymore. Good riddance. It seem the whole world seems to be going this way. Everything is run...