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by dobro1956
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got me a new toy (tool) :)
Replies: 2
Views: 384

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: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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: 766

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: 825

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: 312

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: 561

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: 1091

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: 687

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: 1189

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: 1734

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: 543

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: 1306

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: 1189

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: 510

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: 1155

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.
by dobro1956
Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36100

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Hi Don, been awile since I checked in. The car is looking great. You have got a lot done. But I'm going t o call you out on the new horns wire. It looks like modern plastic to me. Come on now, it needs replaced with cloth covered wire. :) :) . We may try and come to the Texas T Party this year. We h...
by dobro1956
Thu May 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: Brass "conversion"

The Horsekess Carriage rule should have been pre 17 and included 1916 Model Ts. A 1916 T is a brass car, I do not care what the Horseless Carriage guys or the Model T guys with 1914 and earlier cars say. The poor old 1916 T is an orphan step child because of the Horseless Carriage rule. A real 1916 ...
by dobro1956
Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Breaks on my caw

Since I was borned and had my raisin in the hills of Arkansaw I resemble the remarks above. :) :).
by dobro1956
Tue May 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted, Stevens engine lift eyebolt/handle
Replies: 4
Views: 510

wanted, Stevens engine lift eyebolt/handle

I would like to buy a single Stevens lift eyebolt/handle. A pair of them is screwed into 2 spark plug holes and used to lift the engine or they can be used as handles to install the head. I have one but would like another to complete the pair. The following pictures show what Im looking for. Please ...
by dobro1956
Sun May 17, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: Speedster project

Danny, Looking real good. I like the color combination on the engine. Silver/aluminum paint with the aluminum accessories looks nice. I may try that combo next time... Keep us posted, we like to see other folks projects .....
by dobro1956
Sat May 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: **FOR SALE: STEVEN'S FRONT AXLE FRAME TOOL
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: **FOR SALE: STEVEN'S FRONT AXLE FRAME TOOL

This is a very nice reproduction. I have used mine to save several rare early DB axles. The reamer and tap are available here on the forum. Buy this frame and the reamer and tap and you will probably still have less than the cost of an original with more than likely a set of original worn out tap an...
by dobro1956
Thu May 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: UNCLE SAM, show us your colors please
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: UNCLE SAM, show us your colors please

Tim, I got mine today. Very nice, Thanks for making these.
by dobro1956
Tue May 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..

Mark, I do plan on just barely tightening the bolts. Just enough to make sure the gasket is pressed flat. Ultra black is a very tenacious sealer. It is very hard to remove when stuck to a clean surface. I usually have to cut it off with a razor knife. So I hope it will work with my new procedure.
by dobro1956
Tue May 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..

Allan, I like the fix of adding solder, but I'm hesitant to add any heat that may burn the Glycol paint on the inside of the pan. Trying to "touch up" any "burnt" paint may cause failure of the Glycol. The solder fix may be a good way to address the problem on clean pans in the process of being rest...
by dobro1956
Tue May 05, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Speedster project update, pulled pan found oil leak problem ..

As some of you know I had a major oil leak at the passenger pan arm when I started the speedsters engine. I also had a blown head gasket. I have addressed the blown head gasket problem and moved on to the oil leak. here is a link to the previous discussion as to the head gasket https://www.mtfca.com...
by dobro1956
Sun May 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson paint color
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: KR Wilson paint color

I forgot about the green. My gap gauge is also green. It is the only green tool I have. But I do remember seeing some model A tools (mostly pullers) that were green. As to the larger "floor model " tools. I have only seen red and battleship grey colors on what appeared to be original paint tools. . ...
by dobro1956
Sun May 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson paint color
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: KR Wilson paint color

John, I also have a rear axle stand. It is being delivered from Colorado to Arkansas as we type. :) Most KR Wilson big tools or machines I have seen are painted red or grey. Red seems to be Model A or V-8 era tools. Grey (battle ship grey) was used in the T era. Black was used on small tools. Crinkl...
by dobro1956
Sun May 03, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Another Stevens tool

I found another Stevens tool for the collection. It is a set of "knock off" wheel pullers. It is actually a Stevens/Walden tool, but it is from the time period of the Stevens Walden buyout in 1926, so it is still a T era tool. The real neat thing is the box. I have never seen another steel box with ...
by dobro1956
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internet Archive. vintage catalogs
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Internet Archive. vintage catalogs

I just stumbled onto a really neat site that has lots of old vintage catalogs. Im still learning how to use it, but from what I see so far it is free and has a lot of old vintage info. After I learn how to navigate the site, I believe there will be more than I can ever look at. When the page opens, ...
by dobro1956
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: UNCLE SAM, show us your colors please
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: UNCLE SAM, show us your colors please

Tim, I will take the one in the second photo. The one with the box. :) If you will not let me have the one with the box, Ill take one with brass brackets. Please send me your pay pal info again. Thanks for making these.)
by dobro1956
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: PERIOD CORRECT FUEL TANK

Stan, the 2 unwanted posts above should have a picture of a pencil in the upper right corner. Click on the pencil. It will open to a page of the post. You can put the curser at the end of the post and use the backspace key to remove all the text, the title and also the photos. You will need to leave...
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool for the collection
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Another Stevens tool for the collection

Thanks Steve. My kits are probably 1/2 wooden boxes and the other 1/2 are cardboard boxes.
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool for the collection
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Another Stevens tool for the collection

Steve, Thanks. I think they will be fairly easy to make. Ill just have to make a jig so all 15 will be alike ...
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool for the collection
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Another Stevens tool for the collection

Andrew. Yes, I had thought about making a set. Its a long shot, but was hoping to find some.
Humblej, could you measure the overall length of your inserts. I can figure out the rest, but a length would help.
Thanks
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Stevens carbon keepout insert or any Stevens tools.
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Wanted Stevens carbon keepout insert or any Stevens tools.

I just added a Stevens Carbon Keep Out set to my collection, but it is missing all the threaded inserts. If anyone has some I am interested in buying them. I would like to have at least one to put in the box. Im also interested in buying any Stevens tools. even partial tools or sets. Here are some p...
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool for the collection
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Another Stevens tool for the collection

I was able to add one more Stevens tool to the collection. It is not complete and probably not a real useful tool, but it has the original box. It is missing all 15 of the threaded inserts. If anyone has any of the inserts I would love to get at least one to put in the box. zzzzzz (2).JPG zzzzzz (3)...
by dobro1956
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 1222

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

I agree with Dallas. Marvel Mystery Oil is always good for a conversation .... Add a small Marvel Mystery Oil decal to the glass for more fun things to talk about.
by dobro1956
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks

Dan, I ran the engine about 30 to 45 seconds for the first and second startup before I installed the radiator. With the radiator in place I ran it maybe 3 minutes. The water was hot but not very hot. I could still lay my hands on the head. probably too hot to keep my hand there long but would not bu...
by dobro1956
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks

I could not stand it. I had to pull the engine and see what went wrong. So after two days of work the engine is out and on the engine stand. I have not pulled the pan yet. I want to leave it alone till I address the head gasket problem. When I removed the head I did not see anything that looked like...
by dobro1956
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More tape please
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: More tape please

I pack everything I send to "withstand a "repeated" 15 foot fall. That is what the post office official guidelines state. I understand that they may have something fall from time to time, But "repeated" is the part I do not understand. I over pack, and I also "encase" my items as John mentioned, and...
by dobro1956
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Speedster Project Update, Longer run of engine but problems.

Here is a picture of the area of the leak. It was taken just before I put the felt seal on and set the hogs head in place.
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by dobro1956
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

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by dobro1956
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Speedster Project Update, Longer run of engine but problems.

Dan ,There is no mag ring, but the oil leak is on the side of the hogs head. Its leaking between the hogs head and crankcase directly below the bolt that goes thru the frame, crankcase arm, and wooden block. I think it is the paper gasket and not a cracked hogs head. Everything was cleaned and inspe...
by dobro1956
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Speedster Project Update, pulled engine addressing oil and water leaks

Instead of starting a new thread about the crankcase and head gasket leaks I just added to this thread..... Well I got the radiator all cleaned out, pressure tested and installed. No leaks so it was time for a longer test run. The engine started easily, settled down to a nice idle, and things were r...
by dobro1956
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diferences between 26and27
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: Diferences between 26and27

Most of the details above are correct. Norman is correct about the cowl area at the top front of the doors. BUT. The 26 27 Improved models is probably the most misunderstood of all the Ts. So many people just say "they are all alike" but those same people will get anal about the rivets in their bras...
by dobro1956
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finding a fan belt issues
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Finding a fan belt issues

I tried using the "size" search feature of the belt manufacturers. All I'm finding in the 27-1/2 inch range is narrow belts. They are only about 3/4 to 15/16 inch wide. Ill contact Russ and see what he can do. I also had our local parts stores look for me. They also only found narrow belts in the le...
by dobro1956
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finding a fan belt issues
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Finding a fan belt issues

Im installing the radiator on the speedster project. It seems with my fan and other things a 27 inch belt is almost too shrot and a 28 inch fan belt is almost too long. The 27 inch will allow the fan to turn but the blades only clear the lower hose by about 1/8 inch. The 28 inch belt allows plenty o...
by dobro1956
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

There is a little story to go with the finding of the body at Chickasha. I had collected speedster parts for most of my Model T life.... The only item I really needed to start on the project was an original body. I did not want a repro body. It had to be an original and have patina. That year, about...
by dobro1956
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Tim, I will hook the "Craveroiler" upper cylinder lubricator to the manifold and feed Marvel Mystery Oil to the valves thru the intake. Everyone knows Marvel Mystery Oil. should give me at least 20 more horse power, and make the engine last forever. :) :) .
by dobro1956
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Its been a long trip on this one. The main thing is the build kept changing as I went along. One change led to another change. It was always two steps foward and one step back. Adding the Rajo 4 valve was an ordeal. The install of the 4 valve was fairly simple. But someone before me had changed the ...
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Thanks guys, When I started this project, I figured it would take 3 maybe 4 years to do. This year's winter work season was year #6 . It seems to take a lot longer these days to get something done. Its heck getting old. :) :) Ill try to post another video with a short walk around, when I get the rad...
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Im trying to post a video of the first engine start of the speedster project. Its a short video as I have no radiator on the car yet. After this video I even hand cranked the engine a couple times. The engine has a Rajo 4 valve setup, a Bosch front plate distributor setup, a cast iron dual exhaust f...
by dobro1956
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Intesting Accessory Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: WTB Intesting Accessory Fan

Last time I was at Model T Haven Mark had several styles. He had the adjustable style, some with double blades, and a two blade "propeller style" similar to a Model A. They were all NOS original. The price was good so I bought one of each. He has listed them on e-bay but he may still have some left....
by dobro1956
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale Brass Neverout tail light bracket and mount.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: for sale Brass Neverout tail light bracket and mount.

Sold pending payment. Bigal, you were #3 in line. I must be too cheap on my items. I always seem to have way to many interested buyers and not enough parts. Thanks everyone for the interest in my parts. and thanks again MTFCA
by dobro1956
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale Brass Neverout tail light bracket and mount.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

for sale Brass Neverout tail light bracket and mount.

I found an extra "Neverout" tail light bracket when going thru my 1914 speedster project parts. Im not sure if it is an original or an older repro ?? Most of the repros I've seen have very poor castings that make the lettering very hard to read. This one has better lettering than most I have seen. B...
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale 1913 Holly Model S carb with aluminum intake and accy hot air pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: for sale 1913 Holly Model S carb with aluminum intake and accy hot air pipe

Dale sent you a e-mail.

Sold to Dale pending payment. Thanks mtfca
by dobro1956
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale 1913 Holly Model S carb with aluminum intake and accy hot air pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 435

for sale 1913 Holly Model S carb with aluminum intake and accy hot air pipe

I have a Holly Model S, 2 screw "pat pend" carb and aluminum intake. I think they were used in 1913 and maybe early 1914. Im no brass era expert so please make your own decisions as to years used. These were going to be used on my 1914 speedster, but I went with another set up, so these are now for ...
by dobro1956
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: early auto camp items
Replies: 36
Views: 4064

Re: WTB: early auto camp items

Jay, If Linus does not buy it, I may be interested.
by dobro1956
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester

John, There is no letter H in Worcester. I have a friend who always corrects me when I pronounce Worcester with a H. :)
by dobro1956
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Thanks Mark. I knew I had seen it somewhere. I knew how to do it, but I just could not remember the degree or time on the clock. In my case it will be 1/2 way between 12:00 and 1:00 on the clock. There is one variation to the rule. On a EE crankshaft, the pin will be at 12:00 and 6:00 when on TDC in...
by dobro1956
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1695

Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Can someone refresh my memory. How many degrees do we turn crankshaft after top dead center when setting the timing to full retard position. Or another way is what time on a clock is it. ? I think I always found TDC of #1 cylinder and marked the top of crank pulley. Then turn the mark to 1:00 but my...
by dobro1956
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale pair open car door latches 13 -14 ??
Replies: 2
Views: 275

For Sale pair open car door latches 13 -14 ??

I have a nice pair of open car door latches. I was told these will work on a 1913 - 1914. I do not think they are Ford. A well know body restorer said they may be aftermarket or 490 Chevy but he uses them on 13-14 bodies since original Ford latches are made of "unobtaniumn". These are in good shape ...
by dobro1956
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 09-16 hood
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Wtb 09-16 hood

e-mail and photos sent ...
by dobro1956
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 09-16 hood
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Wtb 09-16 hood

I have a decent hood, no louver style. 75.00 plus shipping. Will send pics tomorrow
by dobro1956
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Jim is correct. It is a governor fan. Used on stationary engines or maybe a tractor conversion. They are desirable to people making model T stationary engines.
by dobro1956
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Radiator Caps

The date of change of 8-20-26 mentioned above shows that the rolled edge came out for the time period of the 27 models. All following replacement parts would be of the rolled edge style. That would account for plenty of examples of the rolled edge cap. The only way a new design to a part would requi...
by dobro1956
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Radiator Caps

The "27 style" radiator cap with the flange at the bottom is an example of something I have noticed during my studies of 26-27 improved models. The more I dig into the Improved models the more I think the Improved models were a "test run" for the Model A. Most common belief is that the Improved mode...
by dobro1956
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale U&J intake
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: for sale U&J intake

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by dobro1956
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale U&J intake
Replies: 2
Views: 380

for sale U&J intake

I have for sale a U&J aluminum intake. It is in good useable condition. There is a little wear at the point the manifold clamps attach. The wear will not affect the use of the manifold. Ill take 75.00 plus 14.35 shipping in the US. International shipping to be actual cost. These are getting very har...
by dobro1956
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - New Stromberg OF parts
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: FS - New Stromberg OF parts

Scott how much are the parts. ??
by dobro1956
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold pending payment., Columbo Cross Drive Magneto very nice complete unit, ready to go
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Sold pending payment., Columbo Cross Drive Magneto very nice complete unit, ready to go

This thing sold fast. Had several interested people, but since I only had one. Only one lucky buyer. This is one of those items from my own personal stash. It was just too nice to be a display item sitting on my shelf. As time permits, I will be posting some more nice items in the virtual swap meet.
by dobro1956
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Virtual swap meet
Replies: 23
Views: 1819

Re: Virtual swap meet

I have well over a thousand e-bay auctions and hundreds of sales here on the forum as well as lots of International sales. Using a little common sense and good packing I have had very, very, few damaged items. Maybe 10 items total. Probably more than a hundred of the items were over a thousand dolla...
by dobro1956
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, six Bosch DU-4 magnetos and two ZR-4
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

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

Please e-mail any questions you have about any single mag or any combination of mags
by dobro1956
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Virtual swap meet
Replies: 23
Views: 1819

Re: Virtual swap meet

Good idea, I have been "virtual" for many years, but now would be a good time for all the other sellers to come out of the wood work. I just posted my first "virtual swap meet" item. A Columbo cross drive magneto setup that was loaded and headed to Chickasha. I hope to see many more Chickasha items ...
by dobro1956
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold pending payment., Columbo Cross Drive Magneto very nice complete unit, ready to go
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Sold pending payment., Columbo Cross Drive Magneto very nice complete unit, ready to go

I have changed directions on the speedster project again. So I have a very nice Columbo cross drive magneto setup that I am selling. I have completely went thru the unit. It has nice original gears. I bought new springs for the pin drive nut The input shaft bearings and bushings are as new. I instal...
by dobro1956
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5121

Re: Chickasha Status

The good thing about this event is the type of folks who attend. Almost everyone is of the generations who have most of the common sense left in the world, and real concern for other folks. This event in no way resembles a music concert or a major sporting event. So I will be doing my remaining pack...
by dobro1956
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5121

Re: Chickasha Status

I still plan on going unless it is canceled. Every state will need to issue a "state of emergency" That assures they will get whatever aid and money is available. I just plan on using good flu season techniques.
by dobro1956
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5121

Re: Chickasha Status

Jerry, Scooters have not been available in the past years. I guess they think we are all "old farts" and we already have scooters . :) I bring my own scooter, I also always bring a 20 foot long trailer. It has never came home with less than I brought to sell, even though I sold most of what I brough...
by dobro1956
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5121

Re: Chickasha Status

Yes, The weather looks good. But I'm still taking my winter clothes, :) I'm looking forward to a good swap meet. See y'all there.
by dobro1956
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another odd early carburetor part, what is this ?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Another odd early carburetor part, what is this ?

Its part of a gas inlet fitting. Its missing the hollow bolt that fits thru the two large holes and screws into the gas inlet of the carburetor.. There will be a gasket on each side of the part at the large holes to seal the hollow bolt. This part swivels to any position to make hooking up the gas l...
by dobro1956
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 5876

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Hi Tony. There could be one more item to check as to the length of the drive shaft or something else creating the 1/2 inch gap. Have you checked how the rear spring is sitting in the cross member. I had a similar problem on my 27 touring. I also had about a 1/2 inch gap when I replaced the rear axle...