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by Randy SR
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zajicek HC Head
Replies: 19
Views: 1220

Re: Zajicek HC Head

I just installed a P head on my 26 roadster pickup. Everything fit fine, no problems with clearance. The only trouble I had was getting a head gasket, but forum member helped me out. I live up a long steep hill, and I am very happy with the improved performance. I haven't checked specific fuel consu...
by Randy SR
Sun May 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

One of my grandmothers was born in 1896, and remembered moving from Virginia to Ohio in a covered wagon. She always said the house was in Virginia, the barn in Kentucky, and the outhouse in Tennessee, (and made it obvious it was a slight exaggeration!) She remembered being let out of school to watch...
by Randy SR
Sat May 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Copper head gaskets

As usual, I learned something new on the forum today. I didn't know there were solid copper gaskets, I was looking for a copper clad gasket. Steve Jelf just doubled the number of suppliers I knew about. I talked to Don today and he is going to set me up with one of his spares, so I hope to be back o...
by Randy SR
Fri May 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

i'm using an old Navajo style blanket as a seat cover on my '26 roadster. It was a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law (who passed away in 1987, so i've had it a while!) It looks very period-correct, I think.
by Randy SR
Fri May 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Re: Copper head gaskets

I called Mac's, they have run out of them too. Antique Auto Ranch is now only open on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I will have to wait to call them.
by Randy SR
Fri May 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 1198

Copper head gaskets

I'm installing a Prus head on my 26 roadster, and the copper head gaskets are all on back order. I talked to the folks at Snyders, they said there was a mistake in the last order they received, the head gaskets were for Model A, not Model T. When they caught the mistake, the factory had been shut do...
by Randy SR
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!

As an air ambulance helicopter pilot, I went to a lot of car vs tree accidents. The tree always wins, and you have to go pretty darn fast to knock over a tree, even one that small. In about 2008 we responded to a crash to find a new Volvo sedan wrapped around a tree that size. The car was in the pro...
by Randy SR
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 17638

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

I've been having trouble making it up the hill to my house, so I pulled the plugs and cleaned and gapped them, and cleaned the timer. It didn't seem to be running any better, so used a plastic handled screwdriver and shorted the plugs one at a time. The #2 plug had no spark. Swapped #1 and #2 coils,...