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by dobro1956
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?

I also left the bracket in place and have two plates. My second plate is a porcelain Arkansas Razorback plate approx 1926-27 vintage.
by dobro1956
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LUGS AND BOLTS SOLD Chevy hubs, Jaxon lugs, bolts, and Jaxon lug wrenches good for Speedster
Replies: 1
Views: 72

LUGS AND BOLTS SOLD Chevy hubs, Jaxon lugs, bolts, and Jaxon lug wrenches good for Speedster

Update, Bolts, lugs, and wrenches sold pending payment, Hubs still available. I have a pair of what I think are Chevy hubs. I also have a couple sets and a few extra Jaxon lugs and bolts with a couple lug wrenches. Ill show one of the hubs on a 21 inch chevy wheel to show the bolt pattern is the sam...
by dobro1956
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year

Les, That is a good idea, I may just mount my radiator to my test stand for now, but I think I need something like what you use to add to my test stand set-up. I was able to clean up the head and paint it yesterday. The paint dried very fast in the heated shop, so I was able to mount the head today....
by dobro1956
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year

Well its that time of year again. Here in the hills of Arkansas the weather is getting cold and the wood is cut and ready to go. My T work season is black Friday till Chickasha in March. So here we go with year #6. This was supposed to be a 3 year project but it seems to take me longer to get things...
by dobro1956
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: one piece steel felloe/rim wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: one piece steel felloe/rim wheels

Here is a link to a study of the wheels I did a few years ago. It should give you something to read and think about.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1417313230
by dobro1956
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts

dhosh, They sound similar to a train whistle/horn. depending on the size of the tubes their tone can vary. Some people call them horns, others whistles ...
by dobro1956
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mag?
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Model T Mag?

Craig. The fan bracket is not missing. It is the little brackets at the top of the casting. After looking at the photos again I also see the "pin drive" in the second photo. It is the part with the four pins and the four little springs. I also see the magneto couplikg that is usually missing. It is ...
by dobro1956
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Second batch of Stevens/ Walden tool catalogs ready
Replies: 3
Views: 241

for sale, Second batch of Stevens/ Walden tool catalogs ready

I have the second run of the Stevens / Walden tool catalogs ready to sell. I was unable to keep all the names of the folks who were interested in the first run, that I did not have enough catalogs for. I will try to contact as many of them as I can find, So I hope they see this ad if they are still ...
by dobro1956
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mag?
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Model T Mag?

This is a Columbo magneto setup. I see the gear in the photo. All I do not see is the "pin drive" that screws to the cam shaft and drives the gear. It is more than likely just not visable in the photo. The gear and pin drive are available in Langs catalog. They are very nice high quality parts. I al...
by dobro1956
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts

Sold pending payment .. Thanks mtfca
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts
Replies: 5
Views: 638

for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts

I have two Aermore exhaust whistles and a piece of an unknown Aermore style parts whistle. Two of the cutout/valves are factory made and the other is a homemade cutout/valve. One of the valves is a very nice valve. One of the Aermore whistles has unusual aluminum tubes. Everything is dirty, and need...
by dobro1956
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this tool ???
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: What is this tool ???

I found a 1925 ad on e-bay that shows the "Hycoe" brake shoes. It seems they were a popular brand of linings in the late 20s era. The bands and linings pictured in the ad are similar to the accessory Rocky Mountain, AC, and other brands of accessory brakes used on Ts in the 20s. Probably the tool is...
by dobro1956
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this tool ???
Replies: 3
Views: 764

What is this tool ???

I found this the other day with some other T parts and tools. I've never seen one before ???? The back side is rounded.
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by dobro1956
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck

My opinion on why the hole on the driver/left side of the engine "should" be blocked off is for proper cooling. If you notice the exhaust valve arrangement, there are two exhaust valves side by side in the center. That will be the hottest point of the block and need the best cooling possible. Now no...
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts

All the parts shown below are sold pending payment....
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts
Replies: 5
Views: 477

for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts

I have several different accessory brake parts for sale. There is a mostly complete set of 26-27 AC large drum brake parts that attach to the rear axle housing. They are missing one of the actuating L-arms and one of the rear guide bars. Both would be fairly easily fabricated using the existing one ...
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts

old_charlie, Thanks for the picture of the ad. Im almost positive what I have is the same as the ad shows. My parts look the same. Jonah, This is an incomplete set, It will need parts made and repaired to be useable. I would not recommended it to someone installing their first set. So it appears tha...
by dobro1956
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

The wife and I had the misfortune to flip the 27 touring while on tour last month.

Hank, You and Rick are not alone :)


here is a link to the thread I posted after the wreck
https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=16508
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by dobro1956
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Need help with ID of accessory brake parts

I have a bunch of accessory brake parts Im getting ready to sell but Im not sure what they are. I have a pair of modern repro Rocky brake bands, and a pair of modern repro Rocky brake rods, that I know what are. (they are shown in the last photos). But Im not sure of the rest of the parts. I think i...
by dobro1956
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens Tool Catalog - wow!
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog - wow!

Thanks , but be careful with the praise. My wife says it makes my head swell up.. She says its already big enough as it is. :) Thanks again...
by dobro1956
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1758

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Wayne, I'm not sure if the new KC Warford is like most sycronize trans. They are advertised as a "constant mesh" "dog style" transmission. I really do not know how they work inside. Maybe there is some info on the web site. Mike, I am going to put the disc brakes on, and fix the windshield first. We...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1758

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Allen, If caught in the gates between shifts. The Warford is in a true neutral. So the Ford brake is of no use at all. If your Bennett brakes will hold in reverse then they can help you out. If they do not hold in reverse like the repro Rockies, then you will have no brakes at all in reverse. That o...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1758

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Thanks for all the kind words and concern. I have almost 50 years of seat time in a T. I have thought thru almost every way a T wreck could happen. I have utilized the hand brake before to avert a mishap. But this time things just happened to fast. After thinking about it a couple days, the only thi...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tub of tools. Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Tub of tools. Photos

I am interested in anything marked with Walden Worcester, or Stevens. Thanks..
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1758

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Mike, I folded down the top, If I put the top boot on you could not even tell Its torn up. If the glass had not broken in the bottom windshield I could have continued on the tour. But Kathy says we "WILL" have disc brakes before we go again. :) :). There is nothing mechanically wrong with the car. I...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1758

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

The car survived remarkably well. The top material is destroyed, but I was needing a new top anyway. It only bent the rear driver side top iron in the solid steel part .It will be a easy fix. The wood top bows are also OK. It slightly flattened out the passenger side front fender lip. A little dolly...
by dobro1956
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1758

Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Let me say this first. My wife and I are not hurt. My wife is sore from the crash but seems OK. This week while on tour, I messed up. While climbing a hill in Warford 3 (overdrive) I let my speed get too low and missed a shift into Warford 2. The Rockies did not hold in reverse (I knew that they do ...
by dobro1956
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...

We went on a tour for the last few days. We wrecked the car when I lost control of car when Warford went into neutral. It rolled backward down a steep embankment and flipped over at the bottom. We are not hurt but I have been distracted for several days. Ill post about the wreck later. Please check ...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...

Update, 10/29/2020, I am in the process of ordering the second run of catalogs, hope to have them soon. Will post a new ad when they arrive ... Everyone who was interested in a catalog, please check your e-mails. I have sent out e-mails to the first 25 folks that were interested in the catalogs. The...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tractor conversion help
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: tractor conversion help

From what I see I agree with Ken. Its a Montgomery Ward. "Trail Blazer" The wheels should have "PERU" cast into the hubs. I think I see the "roller opinions" in the photo. A better photo of the pinion and also the diameter of the wheels will narrow down the date. It is most likely a late 1930 to 193...
by dobro1956
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil

I found a junk one with a cracked top at a swap meet. I then removed the remaining baklite parts by breaking it out and drilling holes in the bottom. Then by heating the shell enough with a torch to melt the tar inside but not the solder holding the top ring, I was able to let the tar and remaing co...
by dobro1956
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's are going to Luray!
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Lang's are going to Luray!

I second Dan's comment, Lang's has been at Chickasha as long as I remember. Wish we could make Luray this year. Glad to see Lang's going.
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

Stan I agree on the kids with a air compressor. I have bought and sold old cars most of my life. I found out years ago a flat tire would cost you 500 to a 1000 dollars on a sale. A missing hubcap will also cost you 500. If the car is missing a hubcap its better to take the others off and have no hub...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

If I had not known the buyer of the 15 touring, I would have bid on it . I was prepared to go to 8000.00 for the 15 even though I did not need it. (I already have too many) But it went to a good home and it will be sitting with a 1913 . I'm not sure if this is a good reflection of prices. The auctio...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

I did not purchase anything. It took a lot of will power. :) . I sold Ken about 15 of the cars thru the years. 7 of the Ts were mine At one time, and 8 of the 50s 60s cars were also mine at one time. I missed pictures of about 6 or 7 of the Ts before they were loaded up by the new owners. Out of all...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1205

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

That is a street rod radiator for T buckets ECT. It will not work for a stock T without modification
by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: Wilcox auction?

Dan, I was in process of posting the results, so Ill just post them here. The best two cars there were my old 1921 touring and the 1915 touring. My 1921 was a solid driver when I sold it to Ken. It would hand crank on mag with one finger and free started 90% of the time. Other than a repaint and uph...
by dobro1956
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 1206

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Chad, You have been busy. Glad to see you posting again .... Looks good...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allmost a Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Allmost a Model T

Nice save. I always like the ones that have came back from the dead. Please keep us posted.....
by dobro1956
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reprinting another version of Stevens catalog, UPDATE
Replies: 31
Views: 1199

Reprinting another version of Stevens catalog, UPDATE

UPDATE : The catalogs are done, They turned out nice. Now for the bad news. The wife says it is vacation time. So, as soon as I get the trailer loaded up, and the "house sitter" shows up, we are leaving this week and will be "off grid and off line" for about three weeks. I will not have time to proc...
by dobro1956
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good News - Racer rescued
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Good News - Racer rescued

Glad to hear that the car has some new caretakers. Thru the years, I have seen pictures that you posted of that speedster. I always had a sad feeling when I saw it sitting out in the weather. But now it seems to have a brighter future. :) :) please keep us posted ..
by dobro1956
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

I was just joking about putting the pistons in from the bottom. I thought it was impossible to put the piston in from the bottom because of the main bearing boss being in the way. ??

Ill just remove the head again since I do not want to remove the hogs head and crankcase again.
by dobro1956
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Kerry, I have never heard of a water leak bending a rod, But there are lots of things I have not heard of. I will check it out while it is out. Thanks for the input.
by dobro1956
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

After removing the other three pistons, I put the head back on yesterday, using the old solid copper gasket. I just cleaned it up good with laquer thinner and recoated it with the last of my copper coat. I installed the fresh milled (sanded) head and torqued to 50lbs. I made up a plate for the water...
by dobro1956
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Thanks Henry ... all encouragement is very appreciated ... I have a related but unrelated question about this head. I know a lot of you guys mess with the speed stuff . My question is about the step or ledge where the cylinder counter bore is. Should I take a die grinder and knock the sharp corner o...
by dobro1956
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

John, The Improved Models 26-27 blocks are notorious for cracks in the top of the oil galley between cylinders #2 and #3. Most are cracked at that point. I have used a die grinder to cut a small groove at the crack and use JB Weld to keep the water from seeping into the oil galley. I took the head t...
by dobro1956
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Walter I am not sure what type of machine they used on the first resurface. I do know the head was held flat and a rotating cutter passed over the head. It was an old machine shop with older tools so there could be wear in the machines. I have never had trouble with a head gasket before this head. I...
by dobro1956
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Here are a few more pics. They show some of the obvious hard spots. They may not even be a problem. But its all I can really see or find using straight edges. The only thing I can not really test is some pits or old scratches in the cylinder wall. My mag will not reach into the cylinder far enough w...
by dobro1956
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Good morning, Thanks for the input. Ill try to post a few more pics this evening. Ill try to make a seal plate with gasket to do a pressure test of the #1 combustion chamber in a few days, as suggested. A bad casting is something I thought about. But dye check and mag test shows no indications at al...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Steve and Perry, I forgot to mention that all bolt holes were checked and measured during the original build. I also put the head back on the engine this time without the head gasket, just to re-verify the bolts . All the bolts would screw all the way down by hand with no head gasket. I also checked...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1890

Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Well I finally got the engine back together and installed after the last head gasket leak and major crankcase gasket failure. I have the oil leak stopped but the head gasket did not seal again. It started leaking immediately after start up. IT is in the same place as last time. It is leaking between...
by dobro1956
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Auto Auction

Dan, Conway is about the only choice. Its a college town and is on I-40 so there are lots of choices to stay and eat. The auction is just about 15 miles north of Conway. I'm curious how this auction will be. With most all the events being cancelled this year, will there be a big crowd or smaller cro...
by dobro1956
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Auto Auction

The auction is almost in my back yard. I was going to post about it tomorrow, but Harold and Dan beat me. I met the Auctioneer at the sale site today. We went over all the Ts today and I helped him figure the years and models of the Ts. He said he knew just enough to be dangerous when it comes to Ts...
by dobro1956
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2777

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

I only knew Charlie from going to the Chickasha swap meet. Our spaces were close to his so in the evening after the crowds settled down I would always stop by and visit with him. I have been going to Chickasha for over 25 years and always remember Charlie being there till a couple years ago. He was ...
by dobro1956
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1679

Re: Shriner T's

The mini-Ts were made by several different manufactures thru the years. I remember during the late 70s early 80s several grocery store chains in Arkansas gave away the little Ts. Kroger, Mad Butcher, Thriftway, and others. Most had either Coke or Dr Pepper logos. So they may have been Coke or Dr Pep...
by dobro1956
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And this tractor in Arizona...
Replies: 11
Views: 2317

Re: And this tractor in Arizona...

We went to Jerome a couple years ago on our yearly "snow bird vacation" It was a very interesting place to spend the day. Lots of neat old equipment like this tractor, to see.
by dobro1956
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted. Crankshaft pulley. Adjustable accessory type 1909 -1919. 3 inch with flanges
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Wanted. Crankshaft pulley. Adjustable accessory type 1909 -1919. 3 inch with flanges

I am in dire need of a 1909-1919, 3 inch adjustable accessory type crankshaft pulley. It is the type, made of aluminumn with the flanges on the edge. They appear to be on back order with the vendors at this time. I need it as the last part of the speedster project engine rebuild before I can start t...
by dobro1956
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got me a new toy (tool) :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Got me a new toy (tool) :)

Steve S. Yes you are welcome to use any of my tools. Do your own work and clean up when done are the only rules :) :). Sean. I do not have the extender for the TT axles. I have a small foundry, so I hope to get measurements or borrow one for a pattern. Ill cast it in brass or aluminumn. Its not some...
by dobro1956
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got me a new toy (tool) :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Got me a new toy (tool) :)

I received a new tool for the shop a few days ago. It is a tool I purchased before Chickasha that was going to be delivered to the swap meet. Well we know how that turned out. Thanks to three very good Model T folks, the stand has made it from Colorado, to Tulsa, then on to Dardanelle Arkansas and t...
by dobro1956
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Dan, Thanks for the input. I am aware of the two center bolts. I have heard that the head can crack because of the "hollow" cavity that those two bolts pass thru. So I am paying close attention to those two bolts. I have also wondered what the affect of the longer bolts has on the torque value of th...
by dobro1956
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Steve, Im inclined to agree with you. I have used 55lbs in the past with good results, But I have also occasionally stripped out threads when trying to get to 55lbs. I always have just wrote it off to bad threads, or weak threads when that happened. But I do not remember ever stripping a thread at 5...
by dobro1956
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Thanks for the input. Kevin and Harold. The head gasket that blew out was a "sandwich" style gasket. It was copper and some kind of fiber material inside. It was just like the copper gaskets the vendors sell. It had the proper fire rings at the cylinder openings. (The term "blew out" may be misleadi...
by dobro1956
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

As some may remember, a few months ago I started my new rebuilt speedster project engine. But during that process I developed a very bad oil leak at the passenger side crankcase engine mount area and also blew a head gasket. So after many days of ranting and raving as well as many curse words, I hav...
by dobro1956
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light

Great find Terry. Lots of folks gripe about e-bay. But there are great deals to be found.. That is a rare light. On another note, the Rajo 4 valve head I bought from you is back on the speedster project engine and ready for "round two" of the start up process. I had a major oil leak on the crankcase...
by dobro1956
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Rootlieb

The link above is the Billy who had made our gas tanks for years. I have known Billy and Ed for what seems like forever. Ed originally built our gas tanks. Billy was his helper from the age of young man in his teens early 20s. When Ed passed away years ago He willed the business to Billy. Some may r...
by dobro1956
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

Since you have a low radiator, it dictates what you can do without a radiator change. A low steel firewall with a pair of brackets for a steel firewall will make your most solid steering column mounting possible. Low steel firewalls are not real hard to find. I think I still have several in various ...
by dobro1956
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo rocker cover sealing
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: Rajo rocker cover sealing

The Rajo 4 valve (model A) head did not have any seals. The original valve covers was a one piece unit that did not even have a back to the valve cover. The rear was totally open to clear the original style coil box porcelain wire terminals. There is no drain areas cast into the head so they are jus...
by dobro1956
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script stamp. T era?
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: Ford script stamp. T era?

I'm thinking it is a stamp to mark factory tool room tools.(maybe tool room department #1) ?? I have several common hand tools that are marked wth a small FORD script that appear to be hand stamped.. Things like hammers,pipe wrenches, chiseled, ECT. Factory tool room tools were marked to help preven...
by dobro1956
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: A part found- what is it?

I'm pretty sure it is a Model A Ford radiator shell emblem
by dobro1956
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Skull tail light
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: Skull tail light

Received my taillight today. Tim did a great job again ..... a very nice product. Thanks Tim...........
by dobro1956
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction Result
Replies: 27
Views: 2829

Re: Model T Auction Result

Don't forget. It took two people to bid it that high...
by dobro1956
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ultra black gasket maker plus gasket?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: ultra black gasket maker plus gasket?

Check that the pan gasket surface at the pan ears has not bent downward. I just had to remove my freshly rebuilt engine because I had a major oil leak at the passenger side pan ear. I missed the pan being bent down about an 1/8 inch. My pan was tested on my pan jig, and a flashlight, as well as a fe...
by dobro1956
Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, six Bosch DU-4 magnetos and two ZR-4
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: for sale, six Bosch DU-4 magnetos and two ZR-4

sparetimefun, They are still for sale. Please send me a e-mail to the address in the last photo. Thanks
by dobro1956
Fri May 29, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Skull tail light
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: Skull tail light

Tim, sent you a e-mail ......
by dobro1956
Sat May 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted, Stevens engine lift eyebolt/handle
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: wanted, Stevens engine lift eyebolt/handle

Allan, You are correct. I never paid close attention to the single eye bolt I have. It is 7/8 thread. I looked in my Stevens catalog and they did sell two sizes. They sold 1/2 inch and 7/8 inch. You sure have a sharp eye. I guess I'm looking for a pair of the or Ill have to re-thread this one to 1/2...
by dobro1956
Fri May 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is June's California "T" Tour doing enough to protect against Covid-19?
Replies: 14
Views: 1963

Re: Is June's Golden Gate "T" Tour doing enough to protect against Covid-19?

Sounds like your group is doing everything they can to make it as safe as possible. Wish we could go, but it's just too far away for us. The main thing for all participants to bring with them is "common sense".

Have fun and be safe.