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by tgiro
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My HCCT #2 - From Junk to Done
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: My HCCT #2 - From Junk to Done

Wow. Really nice work, Bob. My copy of the HCCT book arrived last week. Kudos to you and Ron. Enjoying it very much. Joe
by tgiro
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- All In The Family
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Period Picture- All In The Family

Interesting photo. Thanks for posting it. Does the coil box look modified on this car? Joe
by tgiro
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson
Replies: 22
Views: 2081

Re: MTFCA Announces Publication of New Book: "HCCT Handbook" by Bob Cascisa and Ron Patterson

I am looking forward to reading and referring to this new handbook. Thank you to my friends, Ron and Bob, for doing the work and donating the proceeds. Joe Amara
by tgiro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Terry, I do have a slight advantage on this end: the original photo and a very strong magnifying glass to study it. Even so, it took a me while to figure out what the box was. I think it was a good question on your part. Regards, Joe
by tgiro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

I took a closer look at the bus photo under a magnifying glass and the "box" under the middle is the base of the tree behind it. Yes, the wheels are 5-lug type.
by tgiro
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Old Photos: Model T’s Including a Bus

Here are three more original Model T photo antique shop finds. The notation on the back of the bus photo is interesting. It reads, “Calling on Miss Marion Wood & her father in Lakeland, Fla.”
by tgiro
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing

If you Google “Walter Matter, Hayley, PA”, you’ll find a news article about the gentleman in the Model T. It states that he was a founding member of the AACA.
by tgiro
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing

Perhaps some will find these interesting. I found them in an antique shop a while ago. I love the big smile on the Model T Driver’s face. I’ve included photos of the notations on the back of each photo.
by tgiro
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

My pleasure, Duey. Thanks for the note. Joe
by tgiro
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

As promised, here is a photo of the tester in it’s final configuration. Again, thanks to all. Regards, Joe
by tgiro
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

As Neil noted above, I wired the HCCT incorrectly in the above photo. After taking another look at the wiring diagram provided by Ron Patterson, I have rewired it correctly and it is functioning properly. As soon as I have a chance to neaten up the wiring job, I’ll post a photo of the corrected setu...
by tgiro
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Thanks, John. Hope all is well in Nevada. Regards, Joe
by tgiro
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Hi Neil, Thanks. I bought a length of uncut spark/magneto wiring a couple of years ago while gathering supplies for this project. To be honest, I thought I could get away with this wiring as it’s easier to work with. Wrong. I’ll be upgrading it soon. Thanks again. Regards, Joe
by tgiro
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

For all who showed an interest in this project, I’m happy to say the HCCT is finished. I finished wiring tonight, stuck a coil in the box, and presto . . . sparks. The ammeter is working fine, but the sparks around the drum are a little inconsistent. So there’s still some cleaning and adjusting to d...
by tgiro
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

John, The crank came from Bob Scherzer up in Saginaw, MI. PM me if you want his phone number. Joe
by tgiro
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

John, For the life of me, I can’t remember the name of the gentleman who supplied it. I bought it quite a while ago. Maybe someone else reading this knows. I think I got the brake drum from the same source. Joe
by tgiro
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Thanks, Bob.
by tgiro
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

The remaining parts came in the mail, so the insulator board and brake drum are installed. Here are a couple of photos, one with and one without the crank. The shiny hole in the drum is where the wiring will be connected at the back. All that’s left to do is to hook up the wiring and mount the meter...
by tgiro
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Here is the drilled and painted back-panel for the brake drum. I’m using transmission cover screws to attach the drum to the panel. They fit perfectly, although one screw will have to be longer to attach wiring to the back of the drum. The larger holes in the drum give you some wiggle-room to center...
by tgiro
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Thanks, Hank. Enjoying retirement very much. Joe
by tgiro
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Thanks for the note, Wayne. My recently-retired status has given me the time to finish up some back-burner projects. Good luck with your restoration. The 1915 Runabout is one of my favorite style Model T's. Joe
by tgiro
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Before it gets painted black and covered by the drum, I wanted to show those following along the insulator I made from my wife’s cutting board. After trying to make the hardwood version fit, I decided to follow Gary Tillstrom’s recommendation to use the thinner plastic board instead of wood. It fits...
by tgiro
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen HCCT
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Allen HCCT

Email Ron Patterson. Coilman. His contact info is in the Vintage Ford classifieds. He has what you need.
by tgiro
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

There’s still a few following along on this project thread, so I’ll keep updating until it’s complete. Today I set the gap between the field coil and flywheel. I haven’t done this since rebuilding my ‘17 motor and tranny, and a clever old gentleman helped me back then. Took a while to set it, but go...
by tgiro
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Mark, Thanks for the tip. My setup really heated up after hitting three magnets, so a break was certainly required to let things cool down. Even with the breaks, my coil is toast and won’t be reusable. But, the job is done. Joe
by tgiro
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

I was pulled away from this project to repair my Model T brakes and a pesky exhaust problem on my ‘32 Chevy, but I’m back at it. The magnets on the flywheel are quite weak, so I’m charging them up today using Dauntless Geezer methodology. Here are a couple of photos of my version of his contraption....
by tgiro
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find

Lew, Look at the Ford engineering drawing in the first link posted by Cudaman above. My understanding is that a few have the Ford script, but most do not. So you have to look for the other features illustrated in the drawing: size, square shank, fluted handle (some are quite worn), rivet, and metal ...
by tgiro
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find

I searched for a long time and found lots of good T stuff along the way. But I have to say, this was a special find for me. Good hunting if you’re still searching.
by tgiro
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

$2.00 T Screwdriver Find

I bought this screwdriver today in a Maine Antique shop for two bucks. Been digging through boxes of old tools for years looking for one. Almost missed this one. It was under a bunch of other tools that included a pair of T pliers which made me keep digging through the oily old toolbox. Noticed the ...
by tgiro
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Bob, I see what you mean about coil-level meter location. It certainly improves the scan during testing. Matt, thanks. Good luck with your decision on a tester. I’d like to restore an original HCCT next if I can find one nearby.
Joe
by tgiro
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Starting to get an idea of what this is going to look like. Today I mounted the big parts, flywheel and field coil, and am still working on alignment. As a side note, if you’ve never lifted one, these things are heavy, so final assembly will happen on it’s work stand. I’m not sure where the meters w...
by tgiro
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Matt, I probably have about $275-$325 all in on this project . . . not too bad for a shop-tool type HCCT. I bought some components a couple of years ago, so hard to come up with an exact figure. Bob, I've tried to surround myself with helpers and suppliers who are smarter and more skillful than me o...
by tgiro
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

I will, Bob. Here is a photo of most of the components minus nuts, bolts, screws, and wiring. Bob (BE-ZERO-BEE) supplied the meters. Got the flywheel and field coil from Don and Steve Lang. My brother-in-law John fabricated the frame. Shoot, can’t remember who supplied the crank and brake drum. Can ...
by tgiro
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

For the most part, I'm following Gary Tillstrom's plans with a few cosmetic modifications. It's a joint project with my brother-in-law John. We have everything needed to finish it up here in the shop. So, it's just a matter of assembly, wiring, and testing.
by tgiro
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 3158

Home-Built HCCT Project

Here are a couple of photos of a test-fit of components on my HCCT project. Hope to have this device operating soon.
by tgiro
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Thom, Although not strictly Model T related, here are some very interesting things to see: - Churchill's War Rooms in London - Imperial War Museum in London - Covent Garden (London) - The British Museum (London) - The Railroad Museum in York, Fabulous - The Aviation Museum at RAF Hendon I never made...
by tgiro
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Thom, I made many trips to London during my airline career and never saw a Model T in London, though I did see many interesting vintage cars and motorcycles there. You should contact the UK MTFCA Chapter listed on the Chapters page of the website and let them know you're coming. I always meant to do...
by tgiro
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?

Since I removed my original engine (kevlar linings) and installed a starter-equipped engine (cotton linings), I’ve noticed the need for more frequent band adjustments. I’m going to swap the kevlars into the new tranny to see if that solves the issue. I’ll let you know if it works.