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by ChrisB
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a wide-track rear axle
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Making a wide-track rear axle

We started with a 1 1/8 inch shaft, heat treated 4140, 36 inches long.

A short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAnpF6EmXlc
by ChrisB
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a wide-track rear axle
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Making a wide-track rear axle

Better picture of the taper attachment.
by ChrisB
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a wide-track rear axle
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Making a wide-track rear axle

They are not available from the vendors any more due to demand.

We (mainly Glen) did the work on a South Bend 10" lathe. Have the thread, taper and keyway done.

Notice taper attachment behind lathe bed.
by ChrisB
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

A little more progress, pictures of the shifter. It was pretty gummed up needs a good greasing, think that was part of the problem with it not shifting.

Does anyone have a picture of the same shifter? Not sure that the brass part should be a half circle?
by ChrisB
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Poster location is gone

It was Chris magic!

Guests cannot see profile info.
by ChrisB
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Poster location is gone

We will check into it.
by ChrisB
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum changeover from 2019 to 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Forum changeover from 2019 to 2020

Good idea
by ChrisB
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum changeover from 2019 to 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Forum changeover from 2019 to 2020

The yearly change over is not required with this type of forum software.

The database at some point in the future may become big enough to warrant a split but not at this time.
by ChrisB
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Dan, yes put the AC reproduction brakes on before I toured with the car.
by ChrisB
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

There is a detent between the 2 notches, for neutral ????

There is a lot of gunk in there and the shift rod has paint on the inside. Cleaning it up will certainly make it shift better.

Does anyone know if the car needs to be moving to shift?
by ChrisB
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Have come back to this and have removed the rear axle from the car.

It is a Planator mfd by Starr Transmission Co. There was a piece of tape that was painted over covering the data plate!
by ChrisB
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decorating for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Decorating for Christmas

I've got some of those magnets on my tool box and they slam onto the metal when they get close so you would have to be careful putting them on your sheet metal.
by ChrisB
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Upholstery finally done
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Seat Upholstery finally done

Mark, if you hadn't told us we would not have known where the wrinkle was!

Nice job by the way.
by ChrisB
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 2709

Re: Napa tour - bummer

I'm waiting for Jeff to report back!
by ChrisB
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Thanks guys. I will look at removing the radius rods & move the stands back.
by ChrisB
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Jacking help removing rear axle

I'm removing the rear axle assembly to do some repairs on my Coupelet.

Does this look OK for balance?

The jack stands are just behind the door and just behind the gas tank.

They have to be outboard of the radius rods, this is as far back as I can get.
by ChrisB
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2267

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

This was discussed at the board meeting in November but I will let one of the directors comment.
by ChrisB
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 1862

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Here is a local Calgary story link. https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.ctvnews.ca/local/calgary/2019/11/3/1_4668686.html For those of you that don't know your webmaster & forum moderator lives in Calgary. Also Harry Lillo is the current president of our local club. Ron Carey was a well respected car ...
by ChrisB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Jeff has been able to keep up with his duties here, which is good as we won't have to dock his pay this month!

Looks like you have a good place to hang out and nice of the guy to loan you power & wifi.

Chris
by ChrisB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Vintage Ford Magazine forum could be dropped
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: The Vintage Ford Magazine forum could be dropped

On of the ideas behind VF forum was that extra material could be posted that wouldn't fit into the print version.

Also clickable links could be supplied to give that information.

Aleesa can comment further.
by ChrisB
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Home again.

Here are a couple of betta pictures of Henrietta

PS Betta is Auzzie for better
by ChrisB
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1793

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village, Dearborn MI

https://www.thehenryford.org/current-ev ... -festival/
by ChrisB
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Re: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster

I can verify this car is very fast. Sophie was always out in front when we were touring.

We were also very good friends and toured many times together.
by ChrisB
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Made a box today for my GPS
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Made a box today for my GPS

I have a Garmin similar to that one a Nuvi 2555 with lifetime maps and am very happy with it.
by ChrisB
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 56613

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

Thanks for bringing us along with you, safe travels.

I added OCF to the title, hope you don't mind.
by ChrisB
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?

How about this, all in the old forums. https://www.google.com/search?q=model+t+tools+larry+smith+site%3Awww.mtfca.com&oq=model+t+tools+larry+smith+site%3Awww.mtfca.com&aqs=chrome..69i57.11199j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 or this for just pictures https://www.google.com/search?q=model+t+tools+larry+s...
by ChrisB
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How do I delete a classified add
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: How do I delete a classified add

Deleted
by ChrisB
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian brass side lights
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Wanted Canadian brass side lights

Spade mount or stud mount?
by ChrisB
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How do I delete a classified add
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: How do I delete a classified add

Let us know which ad and we will delete it for you.

Chris or Jeff
by ChrisB
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat Rods 2T7000
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: Scat Rods 2T7000

The Synder's rod is not the same as the Scat rod. The Synder's rod has insert bearings and I understand the demand was not there so they are not making them anymore.
by ChrisB
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Improved car front axle

When they lowered the spindle did they not also flatten the spring?

If so the curve could be extra clearance when the axle moves up & down.
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fan hub repair
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: 1909 Fan hub repair

So I presume you can just take a propane torch, heat it up, and it will pop out? Or will we have to pry it out?
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fan hub repair
Replies: 3
Views: 370

1909 Fan hub repair

This is the fan hub on our 1909 Roadster.

Is that center section soldered in there?

Need ideas for repair please.

Thanks
Chris
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 T touring
Replies: 13
Views: 5341

Re: 1914 T touring

Car is sold
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting

Mark, I am not sure why there are postings on the old forum, I changed it to read only when we started the 2019 Forum here.

There are only a few posts so I didn't think it warranted my time to track down.
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting

No fear of losing the old info, it is backed up in several places. We are changing providers, first going to migrate our original MTFCA.com then migrate this site which hosts the forum and homecoming websites. Stay tuned as Susan, Jeff & I make the changes and please be understanding as we work thru...
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting

We are working on it. Getting the royal run around trying to get it fixed.

Can you say "new service providor" ???
by ChrisB
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join Us for the Rocky Mountain FUN Tour! July 16-20, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Join Us for the Rocky Mountain FUN Tour! July 16-20, 2019

Who's going to the tour? Just making some last minute preparations as normal.

Chris & Maurice, Keith & Christine, & Tim coming from Calgary
by ChrisB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Tim, yes the picture above looks like the top of my unit, 8 bolts on mine, only seven show on the picture but I think they just missed one. I got mine stuck in both gears somehow and it would not move off the hoist. Pulled the shift bar out and got it so it would move. Now will have to take apart an...
by ChrisB
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a useful wrench
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: What a useful wrench

Dallas, we call them ALL/16 ths
by ChrisB
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

How far should the shift rod move from high to low? I tried moving it by hand today. Out (towards the front of the car) seems to be high which is where it has been for the last couple of years. It wants to move in (towards the back of the car) but I can't get it to go very far. I have a left hand sh...
by ChrisB
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

I'm pretty sure it is in direct at the moment as I have been driving the car without a shifter for a couple of years now.

I will fiddle with it tomorrow to see if I can shift it.

I have purchased a left hand Ruckstell shifter from one of the vendors but have not installed it yet.
by ChrisB
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

This looks just like what I have. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/61396.html Some text from that thread The unit was invented by Charles E. Starr. Mine is known as the Starr Planator. They were later known as the Jumbo Planator. They were built by the Price-Hollister Company of Rockford, ...
by ChrisB
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission

Tim, why do you think it is locked into one position?
by ChrisB
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Help ID this auxillary transmission

Mounted in front of rear axle spool.

Side view. Piece outlined against muffler is how unit is shifted, not sure which way is which.
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Close up of P in a triangle
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Top view
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by ChrisB
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos - Looking for ID's
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Old Photos - Looking for ID's

How about this 1939 Dodge ?? Looks like a dead match to me.
I take that back. There are a couple extra grill openings on this one.
1939-dodge-sedan.jpg

How about this with the painted openings? Maybe you can't see them on the old pic?
1939 Dodge.jpg
by ChrisB
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Help Identifying This Drag Link
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Need Help Identifying This Drag Link

Length is another way to identify them Check these links from the old forum http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/478761.html?1410903128 I looked up all the lengths I can find. early cars till 9/19/14 30.687 (30-11/16) 9/19/14 till 10/19/14 30.687 (30-11/16) to 30.750 (30-3/4) A tolerance for ...
by ChrisB
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming - Model T's Visit EECO June 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Homecoming - Model T's Visit EECO June 2019

Thanks for taking the drone video and posting.
by ChrisB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 3571

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Here is a screenshot of their logo, no city names but you can see the states.

O2O.JPG
by ChrisB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 3447

Re: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8

Mike Vaughn & Chris Brancaccio at MTFCA booth.
by ChrisB
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 3447

Re: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8

In Richmond for Homecoming, lots has been accomplished. The City of Richmond have finished paving & laying sod between the museum & annex.

DSC_1679.JPG

The new entrance to the Annex
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DSC_1686.JPG
by ChrisB
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Temperature RTV; which one??
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: High Temperature RTV; which one??

Small size Steve mentioned Permatex Grey .5.jpg Their sales blurb Outstanding oil resistance and joint movement tolerance. Eight times more flexible than cork/composite gaskets; three times more oil resistant than conventional silicones. Temperature range -65ºF to 500ºF (-54°C to 260°C) intermittent...
by ChrisB
Tue May 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T club meeting entertainment ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Model T club meeting entertainment ideas

We normally have a tech topic at all our meetings. It doesn't have to be that elaborate, you can always learn something from even the smallest discussion.
by ChrisB
Sun May 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Icons
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Icons

Also if you use the link at the bottom of the page

Return to “Forum Support Questions”

the icons should display properly.
by ChrisB
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Much Has Changed at THF......
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Not Much Has Changed at THF......

Good idea on the shirt George, remember stripes make you look thinner!! :)

I have always like your Henry quote by the way.

Chris
by ChrisB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: can not remember my password
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: can not remember my password

Dave has been fixed up
by ChrisB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Inner Tubes
Replies: 18
Views: 1832

Re: Quality Inner Tubes

Coker link says manf. is Hartford

https://www.cokertire.com/30x3-1-2-tr-135-rs-tube.html

Universal link does not specify manf.

https://www.universaltire.com/tubes-and ... -stem.html
by ChrisB
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where can I get windshield glass
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Where can I get windshield glass

We had a tech talk discussion about this place at a Model A meeting last year.

https://www.sandersreproglass.com/

I checked for Model T years and they only go back to 1928.

Might be worth a call to see if they can do T glass.
by ChrisB
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removed 18 grams from the brake drum photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Removed 18 grams from the brake drum photos

Richard, was it balanced after that?
by ChrisB
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7
Replies: 32
Views: 2444

Re: CANADIAN front license bracket, 26-7

Put me down for 2 please Les
by ChrisB
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Museum Receives Pan Straightening Bench
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Museum Receives Pan Straightening Bench

That's a super addition to the vintage garage.
by ChrisB
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: leaky sediment bowl petcock
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: leaky sediment bowl petcock

After you do some lapping as suggested above you need some of this. I did get it from one of the T vendors but not sure which one. EZ Turn is a specialty lubricant/sealant used for fuel and oil line valves & is resistant to high temps. Especially effective where high octane fuels and aromatics are p...
by ChrisB
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More Forum "fine-tuning"?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: More Forum "fine-tuning"?

Once we're stable we'll put everything back the way it was with our tweaks & mods.

Took 3 tries to make this post because of auto correct.
by ChrisB
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problems with forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Problems with forum

Funny picture Dave, in one of my emails to Jeff this morning I told him, "let the force be with you" !!
by ChrisB
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problems with forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Problems with forum

We are continuing to work on the problems that are the result of the other day.

If this site is down for an extended period of time we will make a status posting on the old forum.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1553355029

Chris & Jeff
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

Several points I would like to comment on. ​ There have been many discussions with the board of directors over the years to limit the forum to just members. The general consensus is that we will attract more members if we leave the forum open.​ Also education is a mandate of our 501c nonprofit organ...
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Login Problem

Your user name is JUST Scobie

Give that a try.
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Remember Me
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Remember Me

We (mainly Jeff) have been looking at this, but no solution has been found yet.
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?
Replies: 17
Views: 1661

Re: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?

Here is a link to a post on the 2012 forum, shows 2 car frames and a TT frame, not the best for comparison but will give you an idea.

http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/sho ... POST445569
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal Server Error
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Internal Server Error

We received an email from support that one of our internal emails was compromised and had over loaded the server. The password has been changed and we will check further.
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Post to the vehicle classifieds?
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Post to the vehicle classifieds?

MTFCA Member can post for free any others there is a $20 charge or you can become a member.
by ChrisB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How to set the Topic View to many more topics?
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: How to set the Topic View to many more topics?

I think it is currently set to 25, I will increase it to 100.
by ChrisB
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4230

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

We made a change to the session time out and will be talking to our provider about CPU usage.

Is anyone seeing this at the top of the page?
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by ChrisB
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4230

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

Jeff & I will have a look at the logs, have had a few reports from various users.

Hasn't of course happened to me or Jeff today!
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Archive?
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: MTFCA Archive?

For those that don't know Tony was a former forum moderator know as DaGunny.
by ChrisB
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924 Model T Roadster
Replies: 4
Views: 3730

Re: 1924 Model T Roadster

Attaching pictures for Gary
by ChrisB
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Wierd login problems - Firefox?
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: Wierd login problems - Firefox?

Chris isn't off to Asia until February! and will have my pc with me anyway.
by ChrisB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plans for Running Board spare mount 18 roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Plans for RB spare mount 18 roadster

How about this link. Jack Daron in 2015 Forum

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1449267982

PS RB short for Running Board, that took me a minute.
by ChrisB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Can't log in on my computer....
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Can't log in on my computer....

Most people are having the opposite problem! :D :D

Try clearing your browsing history.

I did that on my Chrome and now I can see the NEW Unread icon Jeff put in.
by ChrisB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New FAQ -> Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 3343

Re: New FAQ -> Announcement

Yes it means you are in the MTFCA Member group AND it is set as the default group.
by ChrisB
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: test photo question
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: test photo question

Replying to another comment about the image size setting, Jeff & I need to discuss further.

The image space used on the server will still take up more & more space as we go forward.

If the files use 800 KB instead of 200 KB you can do the math and see how we would fill up our space sooner.
by ChrisB
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: test photo question
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: test photo question

OK did a bit of research on the rotated thumbnails and made a program change to try & fix it. Some technical stuff for those that like it! During upload, phpBB doesn't change any orientation flag on uploaded images, regardless whether plupload is used or the "classic" upload function. The rotating o...
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: I-phone log in
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: I-phone log in

Use the links in this thread https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com ... ?f=2&t=628

I have a suspicion that phones are having a problem with security that we haven't tracked down yet.
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: test photo question
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: test photo question

How big was the original photo?
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: test photo question
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: test photo question

Virtually any picture size can be uploaded to the forum and the software will resize it and the thumbnail, storing it on the server in the smaller size.

Another benefit is the pictures everyone sees are the same size.

.... now if we can figure out the sideways thumbnails we will be good.
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New forum LINKS
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: New forum LINKS

If you go to Board Index at the top there is a link to 2018 Forum.

If you want to search the old forums your best best is still Google

Example search

5 ball carburetor site:www.mtfca.com
by ChrisB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New forum LINKS
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

New forum LINKS

We are now picking up the stragglers from the old system, the users that only post a few times a year. This is posted on the old 2018 Forum on the 2019 Forum link. This link will take you to new forum software. YOU WILL NEED TO RE-REGISTER ON THE NEW SITE. Your old user name and password will not wo...
by ChrisB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!

I can't believe no one has posted this yet.

Some engineer type had something stolen and then put a lot of time into this.

Best video ever - karma for parcel thieves
https://youtu.be/xoxhDk-hwuo

Its had 53,767,877 views
by ChrisB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is Bud?
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: Where is Bud?

Admins can change user names, just send us a note.
by ChrisB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2911

Re: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!

We now have an open ticket with them to increase our memory, will keep everyone posted.

Chris
by ChrisB
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: mySQL is locking on server
Replies: 26
Views: 2571

Re: mySQL is locking on server

Doesn't come back by itself, your admins are on the job 24/7 :shock: :shock: :shock:

Chris & Jeff
by ChrisB
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: mySQL is locking on server
Replies: 26
Views: 2571

Re: mySQL is locking on server

We have talked to our host and they have found nothing unusual in our MySQL setup.

We are thinking of turning messaging back on to try and find out what is causing the problem.

We will make a post to this thread when we do.
by ChrisB
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: PM's
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: PM's

We have not had a mySQL crash since I disabled Private Messaging.

We are checking the logs and a few other things.
by ChrisB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Classifieds Question
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Classifieds Question

We could have been a little better on the communication about how the Vehicle - Classifieds is going to work so look for more information on that. Also the permissions revolve around what group you are in, we have 4 groups mainly Registered Member - anyone who signs up MTFCA Member - you can chose w...