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by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front wheel bearing grease
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: front wheel bearing grease

So why didn't it get runny in the can? Do yourself a big favor and get a small tin of real modern wheel bearing grease and do them right. Wolf's Head Red. high temp, high pressure. Small tin a few bucks.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 1439

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

Quite a while back I was searching for a wooden gas dip stick/gauge. Couldn't find one in the catalog. They must have read the post because one arrived in the mail. Unsolicited and no charge. Impossible to beat that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Man gotta chime in here after reading this post with my 2 cents; repairing what you've got is the way I'd go for sure. The difference in illumination isn't great enough to do the extra work to convert plus you're adding on battery maintenance. Maybe i'm just El Cheapo but I'd fix up the existing sys...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

As the motto on my posts reads "forget everything you thought you knew". As a lifelong professional auto mechanic I know the T is a island unto itself. Or I should say I learned that. Even with experience I sought help and got it here. Glad for you & Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1255

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

First off we need to know the engines age/condition. Second it's not been mentioned if this started with the timer change. I'm assuming it didn't. The faster cranking speed you get from towing is a bit telling. Leads me to think about low compression. You apparently have fuel and ignition since it s...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1418

Re: Memory

Have no idea why this thread brought back memories of Nabisco chocolate chip cookies. Late 50's I guess. Rectangular box covered in a paper wrapper. Waxed box with wax paper covering the cookies inside. We didn't have glasses wide enough to dunk them in milk and had to break them in half. They degen...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1351

Re: Ethanol gas

In case any one is interested; your "white goop" is the ethanol dissolving the "varnish" left over from dissolved regular (non ethanol) fuel. Regular fuel will not dissolve its own varnish but the ethanol will. The white goop is the result. It's the varnish. Went wild in the boat yard many years ago...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 846

Re: Where to start?

I'm pretty much with the consensus here. The Touring is my favorite body style any way + as stated the depot hack is home made. Nice but not right. Might make a future resale a problem.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1420

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Every one says this works but how about a plausible explanation as to why?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 960

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

You will at least need double filament sockets and bulbs. Also with that type of lighting you'll need a proper type turn signal switch which will, for instance, keep a brake light on one side lit when the turn signal is on the other side at a stop light. Get a Fun Projects stop light kit too. Well w...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

I think (since you saw a spark), it may be looking for a ground as in the engine isn't grounded to the frame in a consistent manner. Bumps and shaking in the road might be causing the engine to lose it's ground to the frame for a moment. I'd try an engine to frame ground wire. Doesn't have to be cab...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 165
Views: 5982

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Awaiting the out come & results but it was bound to happen that this type of unit (and variations of it) would start to show up. Stuff just keeps getting cheaper & smaller.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1264

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

So correct me: no kerosene cowl lamps. Assuming a '19 starter car? The flick is credited to '20 so damn near a new car? (pretty shiney too).
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: timer relocater(or?)

Bud and Tdump made the only 2 points I could agree with.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3847

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Personal experience here ; sorry to say hang all the lights & flares you want but don't expect to actually be any safer. feel safer, maybe, but don't be fooled.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

UUUUUUUUUUUuuuuummmmmm……………...Never mind.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How to move a clock ?
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: How to move a clock ?

But no feet. what do you expect it to do ? Crawl ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

"Ran fine before the wiring change". Now what, if any thing, could cause poor performance/backfiring after the change. If the wiring was correctly done probably nothing in itself. Perhaps the switches and terminals are better suspects. You mentioned a hot ignition switch. The fact that it's not gett...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1154

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Pass.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

Re: Driving on "Battery"

Of course what Dan said above is true. Running on DC will cause the points to wear faster than AC as the metal begins to transfer in one direction whereas (as anyone whose played with more modern systems will know) you get a pit on one point contact and a raised section on the other. Since you have ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1950

Re: Engine was running, now seized

Be vigilant. I don't believe you've solved it unless it overheated to the point where it locked but I doubt that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1950

Re: Engine was running, now seized

First off what is or describe the "hard stuff" on the cyl. walls. Melted metal or what ? Were you losing coolant or perhaps blowing white smoke if you had anti-freeze in it ? There wouldn't be coolant in the cyls. if the head/gasket was OK. Check the drive line/trans & make sure nothing is causing t...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1331

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

You're asking I'm telling: don't trade. Keep the A.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 5117

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

Yes sir it's diet change or tight clothes for sure. At 194 & 6' 1" I decided to act before I got bigger. Always walked a mile a day average with no weight drop. "Anything you like don't eat". Well that but modified for sure. Fries are darn near out. A few. And I mean a few. Bread ? Whole wheat & no ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1158

Re: SLOW LEAKS

Put a drop of water on the end of the valve stem. if it's leaking you'll see a bubble form. At least it'll eliminate them if that's the problem.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 4012

Re: Vintage authenticity?

John Kuehn. One line post. Done.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs

Although Steve has a point about rusting a decent anti-freeze will have rust inhibitors in it. I only bring it up because I'm in the ain't broke don't fix it club. The holes, for whatever reason, were tapped for pipe threads so you can't go back to the factory type plug. They could be rusted or some...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2517

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

adave's post; you cannot give rides to 18 year olds or younger unless the vehicle was designed with proper belts & restraints. They are not wrong and yet still folks here are still justifying their actions. Your kid can't ride in a roadster ? Well no. Not safely. You lived through riding unstrapped ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2517

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I am always totally amazed at how many of you completey ignore and (worse) make light of common sense safety when it involves children. Don't you realize that even if a child is in an approved safety seat properly belted in and correctly used in a Model T the chances of coming out unscathed in an ac...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

In Korea years back, (about 50. Kunsan AFB), 2 guys working on a truck tire, which was laying on the ground instead of in the tire cage where it belonged, blew off the rim. Probably the lock ring wasn't set correctly. They were leaning over the tire when it went off. One guy lost both hands and the ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1959

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Cleaning up just seems to make room for more stuff.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2383

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

that thing looks dangerous as hell just sitting there.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Lordy John you mentioned a possibility there. Coils. I'm assuming Steve's are done but not sure. My '23 started dead cold with hand cranking for the first time since I owned it after replacing the caps and HCCTing.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

You're a wee bit low. 17 to 21 is normal. That fluctuating needle bothers me. It's not much of a range of movement but that's usually an indication of mis-firing or sticking valves. Not buying the head gasket just yet either. I know you posted the dry comp readings before but I'd REALLY like to see ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: 1915 Tool kits

Thanks for that pic Allen. I didn't realize they were that "formed". Thought they were just flatbar w/ rounded ends.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

surprised it took this long to get to the shorter nut answer. was going to suggest it too but wasn't sure if it's a proper answer or not. i'd sure try it though if it was me.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: 1915 Tool kits

I have seen and purchased every other type of T & Tractor Ford tool but never have I seen a tire iron. Wouldn't know it if it hit me.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Humble & John are right on. Boy did I bust my butt before thinking of doing that. Just make sure you can remove anything you use as a wedge after assembly.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3923

Re: Buying on Craig's List

The best way is to ignore it. I bought a T off Craigslist years ago but it way local so I could see it & meet the sellers. In your case my advice is keep looking. You need to at least see the vehicle. Period. There's no in between.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2509

Re: New Tool

Mike; Get a website & post it here. You need one. Especially if you're going to keep developing new projects. Either that or tie in with one of the major parts sellers & advertize there.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Air Cooled Engine Question

I've seen a number of air cooled collector cars and what's mentioned above is true. They are designed for air cooling. You will sometimes see thermostat controlled slats on the radiator to control temperature. Something like some diesel engine vehicles have today. As to very high outside temps I can...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2148

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

As to the possible valve problem; a wet comp test will tell you something. If the comp goes up after adding oil to the cyl it's usually worn rings. If it doesn't it's usually valves,. Honestly your comp, though not even between cyls seems high enough to start cold. I'm thinking fuel at his point too...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2148

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

What's the compression cold ? One classic & overlooked item. That bit more comp when warm does the trick some times.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Even though their open screens you're still adding an impediment to fuel/air flow. Can't see what good it'll do really.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1882

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

The guys have pretty much covered it opinion wise. Here's my 2 cents from experience, As stated, and by my experience, if the cooling system is clean & in good shape the pump doesn't seem to help a bit. I had a "27 Tudor that had one on it and I left it on because I wasn't overheating so don't fix w...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1850

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Humblej has it right. go with the newer style (rubber). It can't be seen for the purists & it's a longer lasting piece.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Battery question

and the ammeter.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The next best thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: The next best thing?

Orwell didn't get it right. In fact he was 180 degrees wrong. He never envisioned the population accepting the visiscreen as he called it. Everyone in the book hated it and was constantly trying to escape it. Now everyone has a phone/screen in their face and a listening device in the home.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Double celling fan
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Double celling fan

Craigs list & e-Bay.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Question re gas filter

You need a filter designed for a gravity fed system. Like riding lawn mowers. A mower shop will have the type you need. Used them for years no problem.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running

fouled plugs. from what ? oil or a very rich mixture ? what is the plug gap ? a compression test might be in order to eliminate the possibility of oil fouing but first what is you carb needle set at ? 1 1/2 turns is the normal starting out setting with adjustments done later when warm. will foul plu...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 59932

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Glad you're back in one piece even if Lizzie isn't. Great post. Going to try for Hershey this year so if I'm there I'll be looking you you.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Ford wrench i.d.

Others will chime in I guess but I'm pretty sure the box wrench is a tractor tool.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find

I came across mine in exactly the same circumstances here in N.J. and at the same price. The seller said "boy you guys sure go for those wooden handled tools". Yeah I guess so. Being un marked like the tire irons these guys have no idea what they've got. However in all the yers of searching I've nev...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 1075

Re: Seat Belt Install

Arguments for belts seem to go both ways. There's simply nothing safe about T. You take a ride and you take your chances either way. It's a large part of the reason I stopped taking passengers for rides any where except within the development I live in. And honestly not very often there either.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

In all my years on this Forum this is the 1st. time I've ever heard about this. Can't believe it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would YOU do, next??
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: What would YOU do, next??

heat. if it must come out it must.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1602

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

You might want to watch the episode of Full Custom Garage where Ian Roussel builds such a vehicle out of a Model A I believe it was. He came up with a very novel way of using the existing rear axle by making wheel adapters. Too long to explain here but it sure is easier than modifying the axle housi...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?

Sooner or later depending on useage that cam will eat the lifters. Run it but keep in front of your mind.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

Have never heard this before Dykker. A real eye opener. especially the originality bits. Seems to be the exact opposite of what Cali. is thinking about. Are there any driving restrictions ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4053

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

been a heck of a long time since my last visit but maybe this year. Is there an actual car show and what would the date be? thanks.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1729

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

The guy doesn't seem to be pulling any fast ones aside from that engine # which looks like an attempt to disguise what was there. the car sure has been around the block a few hundred times and needs plenty of TLC. lets see if it sells. as to the threat at the end to part it out if it doesn't sell so...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

seems I didn't explain it clearly enough. doesn't matter what was done to the car or who was driving they are insinuating that the riders would have done better injury wise with seat belts and the possibility of requiring classic cars that don't have them to get them. I don't believe that the possib...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 59932

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Even for 1910 that Sears car really looks like it should be horse drawn.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

I suppose some of you have heard about Kevin Hart's accident. The Califunny Highway Patrol apparently takes some accident cars apart something like they do to aircraft to determine a cause. The story I just read talks about changes in laws governing collector cars. Talks about safety and what might ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2561

Re: Need confirmation of problem

You said you checked everything so I'll stick my neck way out & guess you've got fuel & spark. Needle setting OK? Maybe open it a bit more? 1 ½ turns would be standard for a first (unknown condition) start. Any idea what the compression is on the 3 good cyls ? If it's low across the board 1 non-oper...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.

Novice did it a bit differently but accomplished the same thing as I did. I smelled burning after a compression test with a chronically slow 6 vt. starter. It was that darn braided neg. cable. World of difference in cranking after it hit the trash can.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3863

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

At least you're now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1442

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

A lot of you watch Chasing Classic Cars I presume. Believe it was the Model T House Car episode I saw recently. Wayne is right hand cranking pushing down on the crank from the 3 o'clock position. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and let an audible "Oh God" slip out. Loud enough that Wifey asked ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1528

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

It's hit & miss but I have found 2 at N.J. flea markets. Since their unmarked they came at bargain basement prices as the sellers had no idea what they were.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2783

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

No. Sorry Dhort. There's no wat I'm going on a highway in a T.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1757

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

If you're interested there's a white ceramic filter that fits that bowl.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2270

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

would have been nice to know about the recent re-build & tight engine. there's still some thing going on electrically.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2783

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

Yeah, well for all the reasons given about plus one more: Resto-Mod. People want a new car that looks old. In other words that re-done body on new running gear with all, (and I do mean all), the bells & whistles. I found T driving tough out side my development which happens to be the only local plac...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 2357

Re: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going

I honestly can't see turning a profit in a market this small. Especially if you're going to start from scratch as opposed to buying out someone's stock. As to manufacturing; what would you make/sell that could turn a profit? The folks in this hobby are a bit spoiled any way as the parts availability...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running board step plates
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Running board step plates

it was a tool box.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?

no sealant BUT it would be wise to put a few gallons in it & slosh it around a bit to check for leaks before installing it. guess why.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting ther Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1506

Re: Painting ther Engine

After cleaning 2 coats of the wrong green off of a '26 engine I got down to the back "wash" coat that's discussed a number of times here on the Forum. I stood with that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Changing Streetlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Old Photo, Changing Streetlight Bulbs

I'm guessing that the front legs slid back to the step legs and the whole thing came forward & down. Must have folded somehow.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2270

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Get some help. you're getting nowhere with a sticky problem. Betting the solution is quite simple.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 1697

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

Nice time. Fun place. Slightly lower temps but high humidity. Not sure but I think there were less cars than last year. Certainly fewer T's. Showed my military ID and we got in for free. Smartest thing I did in a long while was getting that ID.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2270

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Good deductions from Scott & Morris. You're losing something when cranking. Most likely ignition,
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2270

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

No where near enough information to make anything like an educated guess.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning The Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Cleaning The Fuel Tank

Brother, sorry to lay this on you but there isnt a hell of a lot you can do in your situation. Whatever chemical you use you'll probably have to darn near fill the tank.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Evaluating Spark Plugs

you're running lean as hell.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Evaluating Spark Plugs

you're running lean as hell.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!

the function you're looking for is in the proper type turn signal switch. for instance; you're stopped at a light with the left turn signal on. the switch allows the right brake light to be on but removes the left from the brake circuit and routes it through the turn signal flasher so you have 1 tur...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I just spent an hour with newspaper people
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: I just spent an hour with newspaper people

Don't be surprised if the article makes no sense at all.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 1733

Re: Large drum hydraulic brakes

Very nice. Would appreciate a parts list.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: There's no such thing
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: There's no such thing

Maybe they were tired ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1333

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

Chanute Field Ill. U.S.A.F. tech. school. aircraft elctrician.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Starting Problem

I mean they go bad. Lots of resistance. They heat up because of it and even with good clean connections you'll still have a slow cranker. Experience talkin' here.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Starting Problem

braided negative cable ? lose it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3863

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Because people who've experienced it are advising you. Take the knowledge or ignore it or don't ask for it. He found something in the engine that as yet hasn't even been identified as belonging there and therefore seems to have been dropped in possibly at the recent re-build BUT the engine ran good ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3863

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Oh please don't give me the holier than thou BS. There's simply a proper way to do this you're on the contrary side and are now making up garbage to back it up. The man's on the Forum. HE"S ON THE FORUM. Not a lurker but poster. Could he have gone the same route ? Damn straight BUT if he asked here ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3863

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Why in God's name would I drop a nut back in ? What I said and I'll say it again was that he pulled apart a running/ recently re-built engine before checking anything else. This is exactly what he did.Didn't post here and asked no one about it.He found a nut that hadn't caused a problem prior to tea...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3653

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Norm K said it all in one sentence: "Stop electing these people". I amazes me. Especially after an elected moron established a pattern of stupidity how the chimps that talk re-elect them. It won't stop until they stop.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3863

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

There was no diagnosing done here at all. At the very least pulling the trans inspection cover and seeing nothing unusual should have led to checking other possibilities out. He's tearing apart what was, he claims, a good running recently re-built motor that made no noise with the car standing still...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3863

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Going to pretty much repeat what I've said here before. Proper diagnosing. Not pulling stuff off the car first. "It ran yesterday now it won't start so I pulled the head". You've all seen this kind of post and it always defines a shade tree guy sticking his neck out. Guesses on our part do not help ...