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by Mindless Automaton
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Home made electronic timer

Hello grumpy old people that think money is more important than life. Now what would be really controversial? An E-timer! So I made my own. Just to make people mad. HomeBrewElectronicTImer.JPG It's an arduino. That they use to teach programming to children. And a few hall effect sensors, and MOSFETs...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

Re: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with

Prepare by changing oil a week or so before hand. Time to find leaks ect. Carry wire. Spare timer and or coil. Electrical tape, duct tape. Small jar of tree gum or a bottle of gasket shellac. Small bag of spanners, screwdrivers pliers and a broken piece of hacksaw blade. Bonus if you carry a spool o...
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Hear that? Not I nor anyone else born after burger deserves to live because we were born too late. Oh well.. sucks to be him because he thinks his feces doesn't smell like poop because a drill instructor yelled at him. Sure glad i was raised by a murderous psychopath and not a drill instructor or i'...
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Saving it for Good
Replies: 31
Views: 3100

Re: Saving it for Good

I save most stuff for good. Too bad it deteriorates before I can use it.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

If slums in Otara are selling for a million dollars, it would be incumbent upon anyone wishing to live there to see the writing on the walll, step up their game to be able to "pay the going rate", OR be making a backup plan for living elsewhere. Science please. You, yes you personally yiffed all th...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/24-03-2017/40-people-to-a-property-eight-people-to-a-room-inside-the-nightmare-that-is-renting-in-queenstown/ A slum in Otara with no windows sold for 1 million dollars. If people can't afford to move out you blame them yet... it's becoming more & more common after c...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 6815

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

Is it safe to run a properly rebuilt engine and transmission at a steady 1900 rpm? And, what would it cost in LABOR to get an engine/transmission rebuilt using old but servicable parts? Ok this thread goes on & on, i can't be bothered reading it all. I can answer half your question though. So a spe...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 11315

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

With the Rajo where will the coil box go?
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Toast to A Restored Engine!
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: A Toast to A Restored Engine!

They should have been pouring the liquid on the inside of the water jacket. It's more effective that way.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 5940

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

I've done 50MPH in a stock T. It's white knuckle driving, and you'd do well to have a balanced engine. Mine didn't have counterweights, being pieced together from other peoples cast-offs you don't get that luxury, but with stock size tires, matched weight pistons and balanced crankshaft ect, you can...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I don't recall saying either of those things.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Mindless Automation, Could you please clarify? Are you tired of hearing that because you think it's true and would like for things to improve for them so they do not have to do what they do for what they do it for? Or are you saying that you believe they get paid appropriately and/or they don't rea...
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original model t battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 3025

Re: Original model t battery?

Someone should make a silicon mold of the terminal connectors & caps.
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Oil Filters
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Oil Filters

[quote=Ruxstel24 post_id=18177 time=1553184391 user_id=116] I use the Federated house filters made by Hastings. Hundreds of oil changes and never any issues. $2-$3... I think changing the oil in a timely manner is way more important than what filter you choose. [/quote] Actually, if you can keep the...
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

working for peanuts and dealing with the scum of the earth daily and has to hear what a POS he is from politicians and newscasters. I'm tired of hearing that too. Etslay alktay igpay atinlay. Eyhtay on'tway owknay atwhay e'reway ayingsay. :D Utbay iay verneay earedlay igpay atinlay. Edit: quote fun...
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky mountain brake question
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: Rocky mountain brake question

My cast drums are much heavier. Much higher thermal capacity for reduced brake fade.
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil for model t
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: oil for model t

Yes. I've used it myself.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SITE HACKED
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Re: SITE HACKED

You would have to wonder why though.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I have a 25 year old co-worker. He and I were going to Chattanooga. Headed up I-75 North, about 20 miles outside of Chattanooga, he asks "Have we been through Atlanta yet?" I kid you not. He missed going through Atlanta! Wanna talk about situational awareness? How the hell do you miss Atlanta? I co...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I can't navigate by GPS. I can't tell you street names. I tried using a GPS to find a street I've been down 1,000 times in a town I've lived near for 20 years. Took me an hour. I could have walked there in 20 minutes. But I can find my way around a mountainside ok. I don't know where I am, but I can...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What's legal in the USA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: What's legal in the USA?

Lots of things are legal there. Most of the cars on their TV shows could never ever be road legal here. Frames have to be welded & joined a certain way, and no cut & welded or heated &, bent castings. Ackerman geometry. No welded steering shafts. Brake tests involve stopped a certain amount of times...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: HACKERS... again
Replies: 30
Views: 3806

Re: HACKERS... again

Is this normal?
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

Re: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

And if all the incandescent bulbs cease to be made, what will I use as current limiters in circuits?
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 4208

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

That's nearly what some people list them on trademe for.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: HACKERS... again
Replies: 30
Views: 3806

Re: HACKERS... again

And now it's stopped.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Method for verifying that coil ring is working
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

Re: Method for verifying that coil ring is working

Yes your compass idea should work well. I have done the same thing. After soaking my old coil in acetone and brake cleaner I used gasket shellac to seal it up again. In theory you could use that penetrative wood preservative used on soft boat hulls, but the guy who rebuilds the coil in the future mi...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: HACKERS... again
Replies: 30
Views: 3806

Re: HACKERS... again

I'm still getting a virus warning for what that's worth.
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 11315

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

That's a whole lot of stuff on the running boards.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 3360

Re: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)

Steve, I like your setup better than mine. I think my setup came with longer king pin bolts. So no modification to the axle should be needed on my setup either .. Now it may become a problem when I need new king pin bolts ... If only the bearing surface was worn, try nickle plating & ground to size.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 6317

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

Cold radiator for black pepper? I didn't know. I did tip some in while getting gas the other day so it went in hot. But the leak stopped right away. (tax on bringing in a radiator would be the cost of buying another T, so I'm led to believe) I know from experience that Seafoam can do amazing things ...
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4768

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

Those few photos look similar to how I do things like that. I didn't know i was even close to how other people would do it.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: jerry sherman sr.'s tt truck
Replies: 16
Views: 2408

Re: jerry sherman sr.'s tt truck

That surface rust truck looks great to me. Oil the rust & leave it that way sort of finish.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 3360

Re: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)

Why is that the second to last swapmeet? Was it not popular enough or was it being forced out?
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the coolant system
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Flushing the coolant system

I've used laundry soap. I've used CRL. I've used vinegar, but that has to be flushed with water & neutralized with lots and lots of baking soda afterwards.

All of them didn't get all of the gunk out. But they did remove quite a bit.
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 6317

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

Sometimes it depends on your perspective of what 'bad' is. For me, plain water doesn't leak out as fast as anti-freeze. I'd rather use a corrosion inhibitor but I can't as it'll only leak out. Black pepper slows that leak. But it doesn't last forever. Hence I carry a can of black pepper to get home ...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4768

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

JP_noonan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:18 am
So its a real dying art, yet you don't want to share it, because its dying?
Even the tools are subject to blackout. Ancient knowledge has been lost that way many times over. Go figure.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: Oil suggestions

Almost certainly.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

Re: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

Try showing a video on youtube of frozen baby chicks with an LED bulb in a heat lamp saying something along the lines of "LED heat lamp 'saving' energy & baby chicks".

That'll get them riled up.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To weld or not to weld.........
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: To weld or not to weld.........

I believe in bolts & rivets. Welded frames are yuck. And very very difficult to get legal in my country.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 7997

Re: LED Bulbs.

I've tested LEDs on AC and they worked fine.
If you're fancy/clever you could put a zener diode type thing in them somewhere so they will cope a little better?
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: Engine rebuild needed.

Where you said "Why not go for a whole rebuild at this point? " I can think of a reason not to. If your existing engine is fine you might get it back with almost no improvement, or find it is tight and doesn't hand crank any more. If your engine is tired then you might find a rebuild is an improveme...
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 11315

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

This home made timer is looking promising
This home made timer is looking promising
home made timer
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame

I've done this. It wasn't as hard as people make out. All I did was set the body on the frame where i wanted it, rivet some 6 MM steel to the subrails that met up with the original body mounts on the frame. And you may have to make some angle iron mounts where the firewall meets the frame, I did tha...
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 7824

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I liked the old one but am familiar with this system well enough from other websites to sort of use it at a luser level.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hauling a Model T
Replies: 21
Views: 2952

Re: Hauling a Model T

Rear axle tied to the front of the trailer diagonally. Front axle tied to the rear of the trailer diagonally.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 107
Views: 13643

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

I make my hinges much the same way.

And that tank is nice.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?
Replies: 24
Views: 3524

Re: Engine block worth saving/can it be saved?

It can be fixed, with much effort. You could even hammer up a copper water jacket & solder that to the block if you wanted to. But that would require much soldering. You can probably drill out that rotten area and drill & pin pretend metal stitch it if you wanted to at home. I've done that on cylind...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Business for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Re: Business for sale

I don't have 2 million dollars spare right now or i might consider it.
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 21724

Re: Model T Special build.

If that's no skill then i have negative skill. Thought it came out well.
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: back yard brake up grade
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: back yard brake up grade

Someone told me that the cast drums on their small drum ford were from a hillman hunter / dodge dart i think it was sold as stateside. Use standard T shoes with lining. The cast grips & deals with heat better than pressed steel apparently. It was an upgrade and only required drilling some holes and ...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Price increase on all tires
Replies: 64
Views: 7241

Re: Price increase on all tires

I am glad tires are available, tires for other cars seem to be going out or production or something.
But you're'll getting tires for $189?

They'd be more like $600 each down under.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 2755

Re: T Roadster pickup

If the chevy SSR didn't count you'd think the earlier jeeps would.
Or you know... like.... a model T i have, it's only 97 years old. Certainly not as old as a car that only came out this year. Such an innovation.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3714

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

I'm wondering is beeswax would make a good alternative. It wipes off with gas on a rag.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Model T Exploded!
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: This Model T Exploded!

It'd be funny if both museums had the rims assembled incorrectly.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 7997

Re: LED Bulbs.

Has anyone ever ordered from AliExpress? I have, it's like a bunch of random sellers listing things to a global audience. I can't complain so far, only seller that sold me anything bad was selling welding rod. It was cut up pieces of longer welding rod & wasn't very good. They had bad feedback, so ...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: coil repair

Silicon should never be used in there. Yuck.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 10315

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Few days more work and this timer should be ready to test in a real car.
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by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bent wire spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Bent wire spokes

Is it true that you should shrink the spokes with heat or the wheel will not have correct tension and wobble when hitting a pot hole?
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Venting rear diff
Replies: 20
Views: 2888

Re: Venting rear diff

What about putting a vacuum line into the vent to keep the oil from leaking out?
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Venting rear diff
Replies: 20
Views: 2888

Re: Venting rear diff

I thought they were vented through the axle shafts? into the brake drums.
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boring
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Boring

Much better than the other kind of boring. Thought it was going to be like my life, so boring.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: t coils
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: t coils

All those reasons. Trust me, I tested coils in car before pouring the tar in and one arced badly and filled with smoke.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what carburetor is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: what carburetor is this?

How well do these perform compared to an NH as these choke down quite a bit. Not sure why they have the flapper either. Must besome logic to it.
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer
Replies: 54
Views: 6477

Re: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer

I know people that can supply almost all those except the tires and tubes. But you won't like the price.
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan question ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Re: Fan question ?

Sounds like you need to make the young one replace the bushings and show them how to use an oil can under the threat of not being able to use the car again. Sounds like they get enough milage out of it.
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what carburetor is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

what carburetor is this?

20190211_155346.jpg
Toilet flap inside.
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 4751

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

Easier when you don't have to. Because I'm repulsive and nobody would want anything to do with me.
by Mindless Automaton
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 2603

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

No, it's going down, just like our lives. For every restored car you see there is 100 that get taken apart and thrown away. Trust me,people intend to 'restore' something but have no idea how or what is involved. Just check out any car forum, or if you want to harm your mental state, the gluttonous d...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4643

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

Ethanol, woodgas,hydrogen fuel cells. Nuclear electric cars look really good on paper but are unlikely to become reality.
Then there was that electric ModelT ice cream truck in the T oil pan.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..
Replies: 22
Views: 3049

Re: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..

If you have taken out the magnets, do you need a bolted washer or custom collar behind the triple gear pins, even though they are pressed in? Or is this just a precautionary measure to keep them from backing out, and not mandatory? P.S. How come I have a bad gut feeling? Not mandatory. But a collar...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission 1927 pickup questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5948

Re: Transmission 1927 pickup questions

JWalters wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:57 am
Buzz off Troll![/b]
Take your own advice.
I built 2 model T's to prove old bigoted men like you wrong. And I did, go cry now.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 6655

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Tmodelt wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 pm
The very worst mistake that I have made is non T related. I corrected not one but two instructors while in nuke school. I was right in both cases but still labeled as a "boat rocker". I did apologize to one of the instructors out of respect.
You should not apologize for being correct.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission 1927 pickup questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5948

Re: Transmission 1927 pickup questions

JWalters wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:52 am
An all metal clutch will always have drag. That’s why the lined disc was designed.
I doubt people bought 15 million cars with stuck clutches.
Have you considered getting a hobby outside of trolling?
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission 1927 pickup questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5948

Re: Transmission 1927 pickup questions

Wrong, the steel disk clutch is fine if you have even the slightest competency at adjusting anything.
That old fuddy who never passes an opportunity to push turbo400s under people noses is nothing but a troll or doesn't know what end of a screwdriver is the handle.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 18
Views: 2592

Re: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs

Do you guys figure if the bulbs are 6v-24v could they work for the folks that have magneto headlights? Jim Ok i tested just one bulb with magneto headlights. They light up dimly at idle, and get brighter at speed. At full speed i fear the resistance starts dropping & they'll burn out so you may wan...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 18
Views: 2592

Re: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs

Model A side of fordbarn? LOL muppet country you mean. Do you guys figure if the bulbs are 6v-24v could they work for the folks that have magneto headlights? Jim I used to try & make my own LED bulbs. Have a feeling i tested that but i can't be bothered testing it tonight. I'll tinker with some of m...
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something Better Maybe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: Something Better Maybe?

Outside oil lines.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 6655

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Mike, that reminds me of one... My ex's cousin was working at a dealership I was at and replaced the head gasket on some sort of Mitsubishi. He put blue shop rags (the paper ones with strings inside), in the cylinders to soak up any coolant. He was pretty green. Got it all back together and hit the...
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

Larry, do you know why I don't listen to you? It's because you don't live in a place called real life. And you post such 1950s spec' words on so many places on the internet that someone might think you have access to time travel. I don't. I can't even find a timer let alone a shackle, and nobody can...
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

jagiven wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:39 am
Thanks for the heads up. We just installed the new shackles on the kid's car thi as fall. We'll need to keep an eye on them.
One wrap of aluminium welding wire seems to space them out from the bushing far enough that they will not present a problem. For now.
A washer would be better.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

I know I should be glad that these are available but I really should have ground some of the serrated edge off. When it touches the spring or perch they tend to bite & then the shackle itself wears in places that it shouldn't. Thinking of re-making the worn parts in 8MM steel rather than the 5.5 MM ...
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 10315

What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Made a cam seal because nobody has anything imperial in stock and importing them is too difficult.
cam seal.jpg
The photo should be fairly self evident how it was formed.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT almost! The lathe. Model T's ARE briefly shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 1231

Re: OT almost! The lathe. Model T's ARE briefly shown.

For some reason i think YT recommended me this a few months back.
by Mindless Automaton
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum and Site problems Thursday Jan 31
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Forum and Site problems today

wayne sheldon wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:00 am
I HATED dealing with the gamer and marketing mentalities that took over the tech world.
I feel like they destroyed the internet. As libraries close around the world our written word is replaced with...
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission 1927 pickup questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5948

Re: Transmission 1927 pickup questions

If it were mine, I'd drill a small indent in the lug and center punch a matching dimple in the shoe where the clutch exerts no force. And then lock-tight the shoes in place.
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 6655

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Erik Barrett wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:02 am
Who could possibly answer this question no?
You would be surprised how many people on the internet would say "No" and then go on a 5 page rant against everyone else who'd admitted they'd made a mistake.
by Mindless Automaton
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More of Henrietta's history.
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: More of Henrietta's history.

Old belt leather to the show.
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil oozing from head bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Oil oozing from head bolt

That happened to me, it was a stripped thread in the block, could not get the head bolt tight enough. However, the head gasket didn't blow and i didn't lose compression. It ran just fine until the next valve grind where i put a home made helicoil thing in the hole and it survives just fine. Don't sw...
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 6655

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Yes i have, i make them every day.

When i try to impress a girl i sometimes forget to turn the fuel on...
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission 1927 pickup questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5948

Re: Transmission 1927 pickup questions

The transmission washer, if the transmission fits together well without the other 2 washers, then you will not need them. The triple gear bushings. Having them stick to the pins is fairly common. They can be repaired, or replaced. Try not to remove the pins however. If the pins are left in the flywh...
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT, "All Alone,------"
Replies: 22
Views: 3210

Re: OT, "All Alone,------"

I don't have any power to choose. What's freewill? Something that exists only in movies?

When i read "All alone" i heard this in my head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F1D_X6 ... I&index=24
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4301

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

For people that can't stay logged in, i got tired of it so i switched to the "https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com" with the S in it, it stays logged in. Works for me, your mileage may vary.
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer refacing without a lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 875

timer refacing without a lathe

Nobody has a lathe, or at least one big enough to hold a timer they can rent me for just long enough to reface a worn timer. I don't think I succeeded with this setup, merely moved the problem from one area to another. How would you hold the spinning stone still in the wooden board? Maybe I need to ...
by Mindless Automaton
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 6809

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

I agree to preserving what is left.
My car is made from other people's cast offs that were deemed too far gone to restore. I got it to look like a original that'd lived through many changes. People ask when I'll restore it. Never I hope. I like it as it is.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's a bird - Charley Bowers video from 1930 on youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: It's a bird - Charley Bowers video from 1930 on youtube

That film was on TV twice when i was a kid. It was weird.
by Mindless Automaton
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT The Junk Yard Dog
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: OT The Junk Yard Dog

Curious about the red headlights. Why and how?
by Mindless Automaton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Radiator rebuild progress. Almost done.

Kerry, the logical thing to do is put the extractors on the floor.
by Mindless Automaton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 4346

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

I don't know if anyone mentioned it yet but low/high pedal does need some movement in the cam or you'll have no neutral.