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by Steve Hughes
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Pizza Party Two Weeks From Today at Noon
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Chickasha Pizza Party Two Weeks From Today at Noon

Thanks Ron, Don, and John. I will plan to be there.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

To Mike Royster: Unfortunately Kwik Poly is out of business and no longer being made. Sad day for the hobby. It had a number of uses that are not easily replaced with another product. I haven’t found anything to come close to replacing it.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: model T values

Scott: I don’t know where you got $4K from. I followed your link, and he is asking $7500.
by Steve Hughes
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm having Difficulty !
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: I'm having Difficulty !

I don't think anyone started one this month. I guess it is up to you to start it with your project.
by Steve Hughes
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Distributor gears.
by Steve Hughes
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Rear axle fixture

Looks like you borrowed the seat from a one holer there Steve. Bet it works great.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon

I am glad that my recommendation of this book spurred you to find the old email and then start this thread. It is great that she is selling more books because of it, and more people are learning more about their cars as well.
by Steve Hughes
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat

This club drives around and eats too. The other club just beat us to the T shirt. I tell my friends that we are an eating club with a driving disorder.
by Steve Hughes
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles

You could get a set of floating hubs for wire wheels.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn find, or better?
Replies: 22
Views: 2165

Re: Barn find, or better?

Holy moly what a haul. I am very envious.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren rims
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: McLaren rims

Mike has been on the national tour in Cookeville, TN. You should probably be able to get an answer this week.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting ther Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1716

Re: Painting ther Engine

I guess one way to know for sure what color that would be is to catch a mole, skin it, and see what color it is. :lol:
by Steve Hughes
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2760

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

One I really liked I saw on the back of a semi trailer. It read “If my turn signal is on, it is not a request. I’m moving over. Get the hell out of my way.”
by Steve Hughes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 2142

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

Looks very similar to what was on mine when I bought it, except the wheel cylinder is on the side rather than at the bottom. The shoes have angle brackets welded on the back side so that the brake lever actuates them as well as the hydraulics. Mine was using a master cylinder from a 60s era Ford Bro...
by Steve Hughes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice needed painting a wooden body Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Advice needed painting a wooden body Touring

I would use West System epoxy. It is used extensively on wooden hulled boats and is designed for wood. If you want someone to do the work, try finding a boat repair shop to see if they would do the work.
by Steve Hughes
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some reassembly required
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Some reassembly required

Nothing like the incentive program. I have confidence you can do it.
by Steve Hughes
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS, Horn buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: FS, Horn buttons

Glad I saw this. I didn't know I had the wrong button on my '26 touring.
by Steve Hughes
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 4287

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

Sorry I'm not able to come. Would like to see all of the improvements made since I was there last summer.
by Steve Hughes
Fri May 31, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 3207

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

I love touring in the Flint Hills. But I like back roads and will go about anywhere in my T. If you want to put together a tour there l, Steve, count me in.
by Steve Hughes
Tue May 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: How tall is the tallest T?

Well, now with the measurement for the ‘09 touring (thanks Bob) the 87” still stands. I think that gives me the information that I need. Thanks to all for your responses.
by Steve Hughes
Mon May 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: How tall is the tallest T?

Well, so far the 1919 centerdoor has the title as the tallest. I will have to get my '21 centerdoor off of the jack stands so I can measure it. Thanks George for that one. So who do we know at the Piquette plant?
by Steve Hughes
Mon May 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: How tall is the tallest T?

Thanks Wayne. That’s why I was going for the standard production cars and not TT or custom body models. Do you happen to know what the height of the ‘09 touring would be?
by Steve Hughes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

How tall is the tallest T?

I am wondering how tall the tallest T is. This could be an open car with the top up or the highest point on an enclosed car. I am thinking standard production cars and not custom bodied or TT. Anyone have this information?
by Steve Hughes
Thu May 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: magnaflux
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: magnaflux

I just had a block done. Wasn’t hot tanked. It is baked at a high temperature then blasted with a fine steel shot. Then magnafluxed. It cost me $100.
by Steve Hughes
Thu May 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 8029

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Hi Tony. The 1909 project is looking good. As for the paint. My opinion is that Ford didn't put a clear coat on it in 1909, so I don't think you should put one on today. I know it will look great either way you go.
by Steve Hughes
Fri May 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting closer.... the Ford Special racer
Replies: 17
Views: 2122

Re: Getting closer.... the Ford Special racer

Wow. Looking good Rob. Will you have it at the speedster reunion?
by Steve Hughes
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weld them out
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Weld them out

Why are you removing them, Dean? Did someone not install them correctly?
by Steve Hughes
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits

Yes, I think that Don Lang was having them made. Last I heard the machinist that he was getting them from is no longer making them. Don't know if they went out of business or just quit making them. I don't think he has another machinist lined up as far as I know. I tried to order a set a couple of m...
by Steve Hughes
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instructions
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Re: Instructions

I feel your pain, Dean. I have a 1911 Oakland that had fairly good interor. It was at the point where it would either have to be a museum piece with original interior or a tour car with new interior. I chose to have a tour car.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 3112

Re: Let's talk gasoline

I’ll put my two cents worth in. Most of what I’ve seen posted I agree with, but I also see some misinformation. Here is what I think I know. Lead was added to gasoline when the compression ratio got high enough to cause preignition or “pinging”. Adding the lead increased the octane and stopped the p...
by Steve Hughes
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X: Loose top?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Champion X: Loose top?

I’v Had a couple that the threaded part has twisted off. The electrode is’nt soldered. Just touches. Or may even have a slight air gap, but it doesn’t hinder the spark at the end of the plug.
by Steve Hughes
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

Les: Thank you for the suggestion. That might be something that we should consider. Printing and mailing is a significant cost, and any savings would be beneficial to the club and to the members. I do think that many members would still opt for a printed magazine, but I don’t see why a digital optio...
by Steve Hughes
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil rewinding supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Mag coil rewinding supplies

Dan: Did you get my email? I haven’t heard from you yet. Hope to catch you before Chickasha.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil rewinding supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Mag coil rewinding supplies

Dan: I sent you an email regarding this and your ‘21 block.
by Steve Hughes
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Hinge Mount Loose
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Door Hinge Mount Loose

Drill out the holes for short lengths of dowel. Use a good wood glue. For the best hold I would use a hardwood dowel. Use a self centering drill bit to predrill the holes for the screws.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going home from Sierra Vista
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Going home from Sierra Vista

Left on Thursday morning to get ahead of the front that was coming in. Got home Saturday morning about two hours before the blizzard started. I was really glad we left when we did.
by Steve Hughes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ‘21 block +\-
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: WTB ‘21 block +\-

Lots of good possibilities here. I got a call from one of my local chapter members that thinks he has what I need. That will certainly be the most convenient. I will keep each of you informed of how that works out.

Thanks to all of you.

Steve
by Steve Hughes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact info for Dave Huson wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Contact info for Dave Huson wanted.

Does anyone know how I can contact Dave Huson? I want to see if he would have a block that I am needing.
by Steve Hughes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ‘21 block +\-
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: WTB ‘21 block +\-

Steve and Wayne: Wow, blocks on both coasts about as far from Nebraska as you can get. If either of you are going Chickasha or know someone near you that is coming it might work, but I think shipping would make it not practical. Ben: 1915 is too far out of range from 1921, but thanks for thinking of...
by Steve Hughes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ‘21 block +\-
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: WTB ‘21 block +\-

Still looking.
by Steve Hughes
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ‘21 block +\-
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

WTB ‘21 block +\-

Needing a bare block for a 1921 car. Would like to get close to the right time frame, but what do you have? I would consider a complete engine if the price was right. I will be going to Chickasha. Could pick up there.

Steve Hughes
4 zero 2 45 zero 25 two 4
skh at eskays dot com
by Steve Hughes
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?
Replies: 18
Views: 1736

Re: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?

Sounds pretty intriguing, Tony. Haven't put together my tour schedule for the summer. I guess I need to run this by Susie and see if this tour fits in the schedule. The Billings tour looks like a lot of fun, and some time in Yellowstone would be a great way to top it off.
by Steve Hughes
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reground cam 270 valve settings
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: reground cam 270 valve settings

I am currently building an engine for my '21 centerdoor. I got a 270 lift driver reground cam from Chaffin's Garage. They recommend .015" for both intake and exhaust. Since that is their recommendation, that is where I will be setting mine.
by Steve Hughes
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Engine noise

Glad you got it fixed for Sierra Vista. I will see you there.
by Steve Hughes
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t poster
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Model t poster

I think there would be a licensing issue with reproducing this poster since it has the Ford script on it.
by Steve Hughes
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5696

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

Happening to me too. Also, the return to forum tab at the bottom of the thread has disappeared. Can only get there with the back button.
by Steve Hughes
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Where are the Classifieds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: Where is the Clasdifieds?

I agree. Not a good change. No reason to make the classifieds hard to find b
by Steve Hughes
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2249

Re: Valve guide clearance

Thanks for the lessons in bore measurements guys. And sorry for hi jacking the thread for a while. Don’t think I will be getting ball gauges for now. I am working on an engine in about the same condition as Robert’s but I am doing a full bare block rebuild.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2249

Re: Valve guide clearance

Just checked my gauges, and my set does go to 5/16". I'll be darned. Learned something today. Thanks for the input.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2249

Re: Valve guide clearance

I was editing my post while you were typing. I had no idea that there were gauges like that that were so small. I will have to check to see what my smallest gauge will measure.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2249

Re: Valve guide clearance

Thanks for the reply, Dan. I have those, and can measure the larger bore diameters like cylinders. But how do you measure a small bore like valve guides? He said he was measuring a consistent .317". That is a much smaller diameter than can be measured by one of the telescoping bore gauges that you s...
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New FAQ -> Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 3720

Re: New FAQ -> Announcement

Why are some user names in bold type, and most are not? I tried to figure it our, but everything I checked did not pan out.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??
Replies: 25
Views: 2727

Re: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??

Yes, it does look awfully good for a 7 or 8 year old car.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??
Replies: 25
Views: 2727

Re: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??

Wouldn’t be brand new if the picture was taken in 1936.
by Steve Hughes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve guide clearance
Replies: 28
Views: 2249

Re: Valve guide clearance

How did you measure the guides? I have never figured out how to measure the ID of a small bore. Thanks.
by Steve Hughes
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Museum Lineshaft up and running in Vintage Garage Machine Shop!
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Re: Museum Lineshaft up and running in Vintage Garage Machine Shop!

So Spade, that post drill has been in your family since 2000 huh?