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by ChrisB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Wood Spoke Removal

.... and y'all know what TLA stands for ..... Three Letter Acronym

Some would consider that a Dad joke.
by ChrisB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Georgia’s Antique Vehicle License Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: 13T - Georgia’s Antique Vehicle License Plate

That's nice using a Coupelet for the picture, just like the MTFCA logo.
by ChrisB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Picture size should not be a problem, the maximum size is over 20 MB and the system will resize both the thumbnail & the larger picture.

If you like you can email me the pics that don't load & I can experiment.

Chris
by ChrisB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Over 15 million sold
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Over 15 million sold

Saw this today, I guess I missed it when it came out in Nov 2019. For those of you that don't know I worked for Chrysler in the late 70s. Windsor plant 3 which made cars when I was there and made the minivan when they started in the mid 80s. I also worked in the engine plant & the full-size van plan...
by ChrisB
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Anybody knows Ross Benedict?

In the same local club as your local webmaster!!

He was over my house last week helping me fix a cowl light hinge on our Coupelet.

Same as Stan said.

Chris
by ChrisB
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

The solenoid controls a plunger which is used to direct hydraulic oil under pressure to actuate the overdrive gearing, so you need an oil pump as well as an electrical connection. Give me a KC Warford stick shift any day. Simple, strong easy to operate and giving more gears to play with. Allan from...
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

A picture of the setup from my car a little way down in this post here:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1350666140
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

A quick search of the archives found this:

I don't know a lot of machinists, but Mickey Gustafson of Bakersfield Volvo overdrive fame is one of the best.

from here: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1219536697

Chris
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

I have one of these in my 26 Touring, it has been in there for over 10 years no problems. Yes it is a Laycock type J found in Volvos and some British cars. They were made by a couple of guys in California, sorry I cannot remember their names, I will try and find the receipt. If I remember they were ...
by ChrisB
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Working on the T with my 15 year old daughter
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Re: Working on the T with my 15 year old daughter

Since no one else has asked, I will.

The gold color car?? Late sixties B-Body Mopar? Coronet, Satellite/Road Runner?? Looks like 383.

Chris
by ChrisB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Statement from Montana Cross Country "T" Association Board of Directors
Replies: 0
Views: 1562

Statement from Montana Cross Country "T" Association Board of Directors

This statement is from the Montana Cross Country "T" Association (MCCTA) Board of Directors. In the final leg of the Montana 500, a tragic accident occurred involving the father and son team, Sonny Bishop and Dwayne Lukowski. The single car accident on June 24, 2020 sent both driver and passenger to...
by ChrisB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

Re: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library

I have sent Tony a note.

Chris
by ChrisB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: Montana 500 Accident
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Re: Montana 500 Accident

The Board of Directors does not want this discussed on the forum.

https://www.boulder-monitor.com/news/mo ... f4a6e.html

You can visit the link above or go to the Montana 500 website.

Chris
by ChrisB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Do you have any pics of the rim dates?

All my rims have tires mounted.
by ChrisB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Looking at the dates on the felloes above and my serial # C414,xxx it seems that only 1 of them could have came on the car.

Canadian production number snippet
May 31, 1923 C412,290
Jun 30, 1023 C419,611

Doing a little math, my car was built on June 10, 1923
by ChrisB
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

I now have 4 matching felloes (or is it felly?)

The dates are from the top 10-24 3-24 4-24 5-23
by ChrisB
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe

Pal is on this forum, only 1 post though, signed up in 2019.

Username:pnegyesi
Registered users
First Name:Pal
Last Name:Negyesi
Location:Balatonalmadi, Hungary

Found with the user search feature under Extra Quick Links near the top right of this page.

Chris
by ChrisB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo rocker cover sealing
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Rajo rocker cover sealing

Posting this for a member in Australia. Chris I'm in Australia and just bought a lovely 1915 Speedster. It has a Type A RAJO head (two rocker covers) I am having trouble sealing the rocker covers to the head to stop oil leaks. I can't find seals on line. Can you advise where I can buy seals? Jeff Br...
by ChrisB
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

Brazilian Portuguese installed.

Do we know anyone that can test it for us?

Chris
by ChrisB
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Steve, thanks for your PDF file.

I find it interesting how much we do or don't know about just one small subject.
by ChrisB
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

On closer inspection the lighter ones do in fact have Kelsey Wheel stamped on them.

I believe the important dimensions are the same - ie. where the rim meets the felloe front & back.
by ChrisB
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

And yet another discrepancy, 2 different felloes, one weighs 6 lbs. and the other type weighs 8 lbs.

The heavier 2 are stamped Kelsey and have date codes, the other 2 have no markings.
by ChrisB
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Another discovery - No. 88 30 x 3 1/2 on inside of felloe
by ChrisB
Thu May 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

This is fun, I'm starting to feel like Rob Heyen! Clipping found in Detroit Free Press in Detroit, Michigan on Nov 11, 1952. William N Booth Obituary WILLIAM N. BOOTH Former chief engineer of the Kelsey-Hayes Wheel Co. and inventor of the de-mountable rim auto wheel, Mr. Booth died Sunday In West Pa...
by ChrisB
Thu May 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Found more interesting stuff. There are some good pictures of the cross-section of their wheels & rims further down the page. This link is about the Kelsey, Herbert Co. http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/k/kelsey_herbert/kelsey_herbert.htm This mentions them supplying bodies to Ford and others. In 1910 t...
by ChrisB
Thu May 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Found US patent 1,475,167 for what looks like the driving lug on the Kelsey 88 rim.

US1475167-drawings-page-1.png
by ChrisB
Thu May 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Found the equivalent US patent 1,579,067 but this one dated 1926

US1579067-drawings-page-1.png
by ChrisB
Thu May 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

More on the Canadian patent 197890 Looks like a 1919 US patent filed in Canada in 1920 https://www.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/197890/summary.html?query=197890&type=basic_search (72) Inventors : WILLIAM N. BOOTH (Not Available) (73) Owners : WILLIAM N. BOOTH (Not Available) (45) Issued: 1920-0...
by ChrisB
Wed May 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Look what I found.

Canadian Patents Database / Patent 197890 Summary

(12) Patent: (11) CA 197890
(21) Application Number: 197890

DEMOUNTABLE RIM CLAMP
by ChrisB
Wed May 27, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Hap, I have also read most of the info in the links, some great info in there that needs to be put together like you say!
by ChrisB
Wed May 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

Here are a couple pics of the felloe.
Notice the date- 5 23
Also Kelsey Wheel
Windsor Ontario Canada

I have 3 of the Kelsey 88 rims.
by ChrisB
Wed May 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

This was less formal than the other webinars, just Jeff & I relating our stories.

There were about 15 in attendance.
by ChrisB
Tue May 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

Here is the currently installed languages:
Language Packs.JPG
Language Packs.JPG (29.23 KiB) Viewed 1252 times
by ChrisB
Tue May 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

Sorry Frank, the Hungarian language pack is not up to the version we use. Quote from the language pack page: Please make sure you have the right version for your board. Packs for 3.0 will not work on 3.1/3.2 and vice versa. We are on 3.2.8 That language pack was last updated in 2012 and works for ve...
by ChrisB
Tue May 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phillip Berg's coupelet mentioned in Hemmings
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Phillip Berg's coupelet mentioned in Hemmings

Story of Phillip's coupelet is in the Hemmings email I received today. Good story that I am not sure I heard before. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/05/26/the-first-car-featured-in-hemmings-motor-news-is-still-with-the-same-family-more-than-60-years-later?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_mediu...
by ChrisB
Tue May 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

Yes Frank, that was another reason for making the post.

Magyar added to the list.
by ChrisB
Mon May 25, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

The spokes I removed had the alternating taper.
by ChrisB
Mon May 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

Susanne, mio nonno era di Baselice, a 50 km da Benevento, a 100 km da Naples.
by ChrisB
Mon May 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

Remember Fantasy Island? Tatoo announces at the start,

"Da plane, da plane"

In Aussie it's

"Da pline, da pline"
by ChrisB
Mon May 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Language Packs installed

To change your language go to your profile then preferences. It's one of the settings there.

Si, mi nonno e nato in Italia!

Italiano next.

Krees
by ChrisB
Mon May 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 2258

Kelsey loose-lug wheels

I am learning about these wheels that I have on our 1923 Canadian Coupe

There are 2 different kind of lugs, ones with a flat nut and ones with a conical nut.

One side of the car has the flat ones the other side the conical ones.

Which one is correct or are both correct?
by ChrisB
Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Language Packs installed

We had a problem with the US-English pack the other day which I fixed. Then I thought I would install some of the language packs of members I knew from outside North America. This is what I have installed so far. Language Packs.JPG If you are in another country that is not listed and would like your...
by ChrisB
Sun May 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It has been awhile and have a couple questions
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: It has been awhile and have a couple questions

From the encyclopedia 1926 COLORS: All cars were painted black, with black fenders, initially. Closed cars were then offered in colors: green for the Tudor and Coupe, and Maroon for the Fordor. Other options offered later in 1926, perhaps for the 1927 models. WHEELS: Open cars used 30 by 3-1/2 tires...
by ChrisB
Sun May 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Masks
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Model T Masks

Here's the link - found with the search function above with the words: mask wife

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... ife#p94569

Chris
by ChrisB
Sat May 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TODAY

Sorry for the late notice, Jeff has some work commitments he is dealing with. He set this meeting up for us. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81030971198?pwd=bXd5UGtJbzFWVzlSZVlkc3BnK1QwQT09 Password: 231730 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,81030971198#...
by ChrisB
Fri May 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TOMORROW

Be patient, waiting for Jeff to setup meeting.
by ChrisB
Fri May 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Yes it is 'only' spamming but annoying non the less.

I have blocked email registration and for now an admin will have to approve a registration.

Chris
by ChrisB
Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

My current process is to block the user name, email address AND IP address.

I also put a dated note in the system.

It's never ending.

Jeff & I are up to the challenge.
by ChrisB
Thu May 21, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

I've knocked off several of these today.

I am now checking if the OT Forum has some different permission settings regarding posting.

They original poster was posting the replies.

Chris
by ChrisB
Thu May 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 3143

Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

We will be having another webinar this Saturday May 23 at 10:00 am Pacific Time.

Jeff will be relating his entry into the Model T hobby and his trials & tribulations with breakdowns and fixes.

Details will be forthcoming.

Chris
by ChrisB
Wed May 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: tire preasure

Clincher tires definitely need 60 PSI or the tire and tube will spin on the rim and rip the valve stem off.
by ChrisB
Fri May 15, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Trash emails.
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Trash emails.

Walter actually figured it out himself.

Me or Jeff accidentally promoted him to an Admin!

He's back to normal now.

Chris
by ChrisB
Sun May 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing stuck inner front wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Removing stuck inner front wheel bearing

Thanks guys, I got it, had to move up 1 hammer size and filed a chisel down flat and pounded away.

I checked the bearing against another spindle and it slides right on.

I took some emery cloth to the spindle very lightly, it did not seem to have a high spot.
by ChrisB
Sat May 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing stuck inner front wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Removing stuck inner front wheel bearing

I am having some problems removing this bearing. I may have messed it up already trying to use my gear puller behind the seal and possibly bent the cage.

Any ideas? I know it is NOT supposed to slip on the spindle but this one is really tight.
by ChrisB
Sat May 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6129

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar #3

Very successful webinar today, up to 72 people were online and still 43 an hour & a half later.
by ChrisB
Fri May 08, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10106

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

My plate
IMG_0337.JPG
Kirk Petersen's plate
IMG_0352.JPG
So close!
by ChrisB
Mon May 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6129

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

We record the webinars and post them on YouTube for viewing later.
by ChrisB
Sat May 02, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6129

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

We now have worked out the details of hosting this Webinar.

See the details and registration info here:

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... 598#p94165

Hope to have you join us.
by ChrisB
Sat May 02, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinars - Invitation to Host
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Webinars - Invitation to Host

The MTFCA Board of Directors has agreed to support webinars on Model T topics of interest to the membership. These can include, but are not limited to, specific topics such as aligning headlights, converting to LED lights, adjusting the carburetor for proper mixture, changing tires, installing new s...
by ChrisB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Unable to keyword search “2018 & Prior Forum”
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Unable to keyword search “2018 & Prior Forum”

Per Mark above, Google is the best to use for searching, always has been. "your search term" site:www.mftca.com rear axle drawings site:www.mftca.com 2 or 3 words is usually sufficient, leave out all the small words. The last update to the website software broke some of the old forum software code w...
by ChrisB
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Buggy Wheel Rebuild | Engels Coach Shop
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Buggy Wheel Rebuild | Engels Coach Shop

Stumbled across this watching something else, found it very interesting.

Lots of the same things as in our Model T wooden wheels.

I like the part where half the spokes were put in backwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaFGOCou_7I

Just over 26 minutes.
by ChrisB
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6129

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Just so everyone knows, we are working on the logistics of holding this seminar between myself, Jeff, the board and Mike K.

Chris
by ChrisB
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Someone needs to take the plunge!
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Someone needs to take the plunge!

Pretty simple, you share your screen and play the video on your computer.

Share Screen is on the bottom menu when you roll your mouse down there.
by ChrisB
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel color code.
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Wire wheel color code.

Here is a thread from 2010 on paint codes.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/170186.html
by ChrisB
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K R Wilson Oil Pan Straightening Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: K R Wilson Oil Pan Straightening Jig

Could you post your findings for all to see please.
by ChrisB
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Someone needs to take the plunge!
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Someone needs to take the plunge!

This is the one I use:

https://www.clipconverter.cc/2/

Follow on screen instructions.
by ChrisB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE, If You Pay The Postage, 1/4x20 Press Fit Nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: FREE, If You Pay The Postage, 1/4x20 Press Fit Nuts

I am troubleshooting an email problem with another user.

If you are having email problems using the forum let me know please.

Chris B
by ChrisB
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled

Gary, yes the webinar platform will allow us to make some of those presentations.

James, we are working on a new website and when that is up we will make sure everything is updated.

Chris
by ChrisB
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2396

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

As most of us are sheltering at home without our families with us we thought it would be a nice little diversion before your dinner this evening.
by ChrisB
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 2396

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

There is a free version of Zoom.

Chris
by ChrisB
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 2579

Re: Lets see your whole family

Rich, you can't just post a picture like that without any details.

Knowing you there is a story behind that picture!
by ChrisB
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 3413

Re: New guy here

Here is a link to an old document, "Removing a T from Mothballs", looks like from the Towe Auto Museum.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 762335.doc

There is a lot in the document but if you take one thing at a time you will be fine.

Chris
by ChrisB
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 2579

Re: Lets see your whole family

Taken during the 2008 Centennial in Richmond.

Me, my wife Rose, my sister Becky and my niece Julianna.

Dom, I am the oldest of 7, and have a friend who is one of 11, but you sure have everyone beat with 18.
by ChrisB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart
Replies: 23
Views: 1760

Re: Nut and Bolt Specification Chart

We'll figure out a place to keep it on the website, not just in a post like this.

Chris
by ChrisB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis rivets
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Chassis rivets

by ChrisB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1859

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

How does that look now?

Moved the Museum Info to an announcement, now there is separation between those and the regular posts.

Chris
by ChrisB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1859

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

I was waiting until the dates have come & gone.

In case someone was under a rock!

Chris
by ChrisB
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Dark Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: 1913 Dark Blue

Our 1931 Model A Pickup was painted by Brian Muise who was a Dupont paint rep. and he told me it was Mercedes blue.

Remember Model A fenders and running boards are black.
by ChrisB
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5913

Re: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED

I just received an email from Susie and unfortunately she says it has been canceled.

When I receive more information I will post here.

Chris
by ChrisB
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 5165

Re: Join or Renew

Steve et al, if you look at the top RIGHT of the screen you will see Extra Quick-Links. Click that then click "Search for Members" Member search1.JPG If you are logged in then you will presented with the following (if not logged in it will prompt you to log in) There are lots of options there, fill ...
by ChrisB
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Peterson passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Roger Peterson passed away

Roger was president of the MTFCA in 2005.

He was quite the character, we had the pleasure of visiting him & his wife Jan in Tennessee before they moved to Florida.

He will be missed.

Chris & Rose Brancaccio
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator

I can't see how mine would shift standing still, the 2 dogs in the sliding collar have to fit into the notches in the case.
by ChrisB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator

More progress on the disassembly, but problems found (as usual). The pinion bearing sleeve is a slip fit on the end of the driveshaft and a little piece fell out when I removed the pinion gear. You can see the damage on the end of the sleeve. Also I believe someone notched the woodruff key which I b...
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: 1092

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: 1092

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: 1092

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 - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

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: 2376

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: 2376

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: 1588

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: 1588

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 - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

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 - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

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 - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

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: 2459

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: 1193

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.