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by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 14
Views: 565

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 23
Views: 335

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 14
Views: 565

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: 24
Views: 613

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: 405

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: 714

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: 438

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 617

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: 617

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: 2061

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: 1168

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: 1908

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: 401

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: 1220

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: 1220

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1314

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: 1079

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: 707

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: 1007

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: 1600

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: 1005

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: 1556

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: 2307

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: 705

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: 1534

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: 1556

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: 662

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: 1588

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: 417
Views: 51567

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: 1399

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: 1102

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: 662

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: 1794

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: 8
Views: 1426

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: 2036

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: 914

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: 914

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: 914

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: 613

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: 613

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: 358

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: 751

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: 2036

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: 946

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: 832

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: 832

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: 832

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: 335

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: 832

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: 1808

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: 1718

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: 1718

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: 1263

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: 1718

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: 1718

double post removed
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: 1718

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: 1718

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: 1406

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: 787

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: 787

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 1776

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: 554

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: 608

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