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by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Running without coolant?

I can’t see about 30 seconds doing any harm.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

What Rusty said plus: insist on taking a compression test. If you’re denied walk. Do this no matter how recent you’re told it was rebuilt. We’re not all nice guys. (Experience talk in’ here).Jack up the rear and yank the rear wheels in & out with the E brake off. Excessive play usually indicates thr...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Compression test

I much prefer comp testing a low comp engine like the T when it’s cold. It gives a truer situation concerning starting the T when cold. Testing hot will give a false reading regarding cold starting. A modern with a comp of say 150 lbs. or better is relatively in affected by a 5 or 10 lb. drop. On a ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

I’m with Harry. No way that’s a carrier. Even as a jumper it’s a damn poor design as some poor schnook would use it as a carrier sooner or later.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1693

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Sue beat me to it. Back up the hill. Cheapest and one of the best solutions.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing flats.
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Fixing flats.

Slight addendum to what Russ said: use a rag to run around the inside of the tire to check for a nail or whatever. You don’t need a cut and a flat too.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: Happy Halloween

Is it me or did those costumes from years gone by just look darn strange. Home Made.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression check or cylinder leak down check?
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Compression check or cylinder leak down check?

To my mind the dry/wet compression test is the way to go. Choke off & throttle fully open. First dry then redo with a few squirts of oil in each cyl. before testing it. Write the #'s down. If your compression is low and the valves are bad the comp won't go up when oil is applied. It will go up if th...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: Crank modification????

As I see it you have 2 great suggestions here. 1; bend a spare crank and 2; re-drill a spare dog. Leave the crank itself alone.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 918

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

By all means enjoy yourself in your experiment but I have to agree with Les and Big2bird. The results as far as performance will be minimal maybe even unnoticeable however visually it would be interesting. Good Luck!
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

A salvage yard in Iola Kansas that specializes in T parts.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: White tires

Sorry but I don't think introducing chemicals is going to have the desired result.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: White tires

If I were going to install a set of whites I think I’d slip the slightly inflated tubes into a garbage bag. Put it in the tire. Cut off the excess tuck it up nice & neat and install on the rim. Keep the tube off the tire.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1615

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

My last T, a '23 Touring, had a water pump on it. The former owner basically drove it in local parades and he said it stopped overheating after it was recommended to him. Dicey radiator? maybe but I didn't fix what wasn't broken and it stayed.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car radio history
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Car radio history

Check out Sloan & Charles Kettering from Memorial Sloan Kettering fame.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1306

Re: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY

Sounds a bit like you're trying to talk us and yourself into reusing it. At least do that follow up wet magnaflux test & make your decision based on that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do they make a self advancing distributor?
Replies: 30
Views: 1131

Re: Do they make a self advancing distributor?

Would like to know what you're using now. A lot of these distributors seem to be Bosch "hybrids" if you will. If that's what you've got the chances of modifying it to accept the parts that would give you a self contained auto advance distributor are probably pretty good. Old VW distrubutor for insta...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

The people who put up with it’s quirks.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1352

Re: Coils not working

For cryn’ out loud guy’s he’s saying each coil buzzes in turn as he cranks the motor over. Why are some of you telling him to pull more stuff apart? Didn’t he say he wasn’t highly versed mechanically? If that’s what happening his no start doesn’t involve the ignition system at all. Please don’t seco...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1352

Re: Coils not working

Please Keep It Simple. No need to start tearing things apart. Use what I posted. Remove nothing. Check/eliminate a lot of stuff without "wrenching".
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1352

Re: Coils not working

If 1 coil is buzzing there's power going to the coil box so that's #1. Turn the key on to bat. The wiring harness from the timer goes to terminals on the coil box. Ground each one one at a time. If the coils are OK & the box internal wiring is OK each coil should buzz as you ground it's terminal. If...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 1889

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Sorry I can't offer much beyond I don't think it's the gasket. As long as you're not re-using the same one over & over that is. I also believe that on a properly installed / torqued head a 15 second run showing liquid out the bolt holes also indicates ( to me ) that it's not the gasket. How does the...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2201

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I truly believe that this will happen in the future. I have no doubts about it at all. The only place I can break (or even meet) the posted speed limit is in the development I live in. 25 MPH. It is also the only place I will take anyone for a ride as the roads are usually totally devoid of traffic ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1540

Re: White Tire Availability

What was that business a few years back concerning the type of tube used in the whites causing them to turn? Seemed pretty conclusive.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: Head Gasket Failures

What I’ve always heard and done is to install the head torque it run it to operating temperature then let it cool overnight and retorque. Period. Retorquing when hot will allow the metal to shrink when cold leading to guess what.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: coils

Part #'s ? Or who has them?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

coils

Just came into a nice set of coils from a local flea market yesterday. Going to get them into shape but it's been a while since I've done any and I need to know what's the latest on the condensers being sold & any problems with new point sets.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 4348

Re: So why so little interest?

It's resto-mods these days. Face it. An antique body with all the trimmings. Pretty persuasive don't you think? I don't feel that the T lends itself to this kind of thing and will remain in the horseless carriage area of collector vehicles simply because it is what it is.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1612

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

I vish I vas as schmart 20 years ago as I dink I yam today.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1756

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

I too thought about this when I first came across it in a parts catalog years ago. Like many here the extra “bits” turned me off.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder post beetle problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: Powder post beetle problem

The big box stores sell an extremely effective wood boring insect spray. You can buy the mix type or right out of the bottle kind. No smell or stains. I’ve used it for years and highly recommend it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed

You've got a real problem there Tyler. Riding the kid around out of a safety seat might be illegal. That's #1. #2 is can you even properly anchor a safety seat in a T? #3 is even if you could anchor it would that be safe in itself as the car has no truly safe means of operating it especially in toda...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

What I'd suggest to you is first off is "run what you brung". That is get to know the car for what it is and what modifications (if any) have been done to it. Sounds like it has a 6 vt. system in it now. If that's so it's a perfectly relyable set up. All you have to do is learn how it works and ask ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor and burnt points
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Distributor and burnt points

That's awfully damn quick for points to burn up. I think all 3 things mentioned above might be in play: No resistor + condenser and coil aren't a set and they need to be.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just to be sure
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Just to be sure

Is it running OK? Not overheating or any thing like that? Then leave it the heck alone. You're spending $ for no reason at all and you might be looking to spend a lot more if the pump is keeping a tired radiator at bay. I've had 2 T's with pumps and kept them both for exactly the reason stated above...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 3370

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Nope. Not signing up for that again.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 3370

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

I'll tell you this: I sure as heck want to know more about this. I dumped FB quite a while ago so that avenue is out for me but I'm very interested as I consider having to send a block out for babbeting as a major expense and takes engine rebuilding out of my garage & my hands.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 2309

Re: Pay pal users beware

Bmetti has it right. A scam e-mail was opened and the cat's out of the bag. That's one. Two is that amount of $ in there. Luckily for me I was warned about these e-mails and it's very much like the phone scam thats from "the IRS". very convincing if you're not on to it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak Test Results - What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Leak Test Results - What Now?

Wet/dry compression test will reveal all. With 0 guessing.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1907

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

Here's a "quickie" that might do the trick as a temp fix. Clean the hogshead area around the shaft really good. A carb cleaner type spray works great for this. Apply a thin film of oil to the shaft. Don't get any on the hogs head. Use a good grade silicone and apply it to the hogshead & the shaft. I...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Driving again but--

Lets keep in mind you brought up l**r and rube no one else.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Driving again but--

Thank You Mr. Whiteman for a very conscise posting about the snake oil referred to as sea foam. This stuff is garbage. The only thing it cleans out is that piece of dead cow in your rear pocket But folks will defend spending their hard earned $ simply because they spent it. Not one single solitary i...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat May 23, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2812

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Do this carefully: Have someone with you. Preferrably someone with a bit of car knowledge. Take the floor boards out drive it and listen. You just might nail it that way.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri May 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rebuilding 1916 differential
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: rebuilding 1916 differential

Apparently the only real way to know is pulling it apart. You can jack up the rear and check on the in/out play of the wheel and perhaps getting a look at the rear end fluid but re-read line one.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue May 19, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 2276

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

Many of you might recall the Model Garage series featuring Gus Wilson as the lead mechanic. I've read many many of the stories. The series started way back when ( 20's ?) as How To or DIY articles for Popular Mechanic readers with Gus appearing much later. Don't ask me to pin it down but there was a...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3897

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I think I've seen a T pic posted on here some years back that had AC. Have no idea what the post was about or how to find it but it's been done,
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri May 15, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Takes a big man to admit the water is getting a bit deep. I believe Steve that you've made the right decision. Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu May 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Wow. 80 thou. over. Could that be part of the problem?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Geez it gets deeper and deeper.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

The compression would not have gone up with the addition of oil to the cylinders if the rings were good. It's not rocket science. It's n.g. rings. The valve seating is nothing to scream about either BUT re-read line one of this post.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun May 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lack of power questions
Replies: 33
Views: 2675

Re: Lack of power questions

Compression test. Conpression test. Wet & dry. Read Jelf's "Ignorance" post. Once more ; Compression test.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat May 09, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

So the majority of you have finally settled on rings? Good O. It's the correct answer.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

Re: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent

I'm with Scot. Get rid of it properly. No telling what it actually is.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 2268

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

I was thinkng coffee grinds but that would cause too many questions to be asked. MMO sounds about right. Finally something it's good for.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

I don't know how far you want to go with this and I don't think it was the main topic of the post some years back on the Forum but some one set up a hydraulic shoe system on a T. Home made if I recall. It used a foreign car drum system with the drum being about the same size as a T rear drum. It was...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

The original emergency brake set up has, as you know, a stationary pivot point and a cam at the other. Unless the shoes are well worn in and properly adjusted you really don't get a hell of a lot of drum/shoe contact. Even then it isn't much because the pivot end is really kind of stationary so the ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 2634

Re: Piston ring seating

I'd like to know, (perhaps I missed it), what caused the ring replacement in the first place and how did you arrive at the idea it needed them?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 4133

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

And that my friends is what solid diagnosing is all about. Don't jump in and tear it up. Ask questions. Congratulation on a job well done. :D :D :D
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 21998

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

This post is like a gyro. 100% Greek to me but I want one.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Defying Gravity (photo)
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Defying Gravity (photo)

Lakehurst Naval Air Station is a few miles from my home. Hindenburg crash site. You cannot believe the volume of those hangars. Insane. On occasion a cloud or mist forms inside near the roof.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

Honestly can't see than much water in there in a month.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

Adam is correct. Let it lay for months and that's the result.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Say wasn't there a photo of Ford assembly line workers using just such a tool? Was it perhaps a film? I know I saw it somewhere on the Forum.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 3153

Re: A Complicated Man

I've read plenty on HF and truthfully the nicest thing I can say is I'm glad I never worked for him. Aside from family he basically died alone. No one hung around from the old days and some left 2 skid marks at the factory front door as their cheeks hit the pavement on the way out. The actions invol...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

Bundles of shingles?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

The gear can be installed 180 deg. out. Actually it's the cam shaft that's 180 deg. out. The gear can be installed 2 ways. No "locator". This results in the companion cylinders swapping places. Lets say if correctly installed #1 is on compression and #4 is on exhaust. With the gear on a cam that's 1...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 2986

Re: Turn signals

I used the Model A style rear lamps. Mounted on the rear spare tire carrier completely removable. These lamps come with 2 sockets per lamp. Believe I converted one socket to dual filament giving me stop/turn /tail capabilities. Kind of "old timey" looking turn signal switch pretty sure came from Lan...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Read the wet/dry comp test results; Rings. It's rings. It's the only thing he didn't check through the hard starting situation. It's very simple guys. Very very simple. Compression that low in and engine with compression that should average say 55 Lbs = hard starting. It's why I always check T compr...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 19
Views: 2254

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Agree. If at this point you think any form of gathering is going to happen you may have just woken up from a coma. A very long coma.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: Gas life span

Full strength? 90 days. You're better off draining it no matter what.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13312

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Gotta tell you when those #'s went up with oil added I got a bad feeling in my stomach.You know what I mean too. The horse is long out of the barn but this is what comes from ripping the head off before doing any testing. Even comp testing the 2 good cyls you originally had left when the gasket went...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 9072

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Can't really say for sure like many here but I had the '27 Tudor in the very early 2000's so maybe around then. If the "crash" some are mentioning is when we all lost our "seniority" and ended up on a flat re-start plane I was here for that. How about a date to refresh a senior's memory? Check in at...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 2755

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

Stick with it and follow the suggestions. My 1st. T, a '27, had a vaporizer. The problem was I was too new to T's and ended up switching to an NH. (which I liked a lot). But my point is I wasn't willing to learn at that time. I'm older now and think I know better than tossing $ at correcting a probl...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 2389

Re: Front floor board

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Here's mine made from Poplar. So close they'd only fit this car. Your problem is no eng/trans in place. I'd definitely wait for it to be back in place. Anything else would be a crap shoot.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 3249

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Steve all you have to do is go ahead with the drill bit piece and button the engine up. About 5 minutes later that box of missing pins will show up.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 2472

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

I'm with Scott on this. Very cool ingenious set up but if it's able to be turned over with air it's probably a lot easier just running it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 2427

Re: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!

To tell you the truth it sounds like you were actually expecting junk anyway. Good luck or the repairs.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Curses! Low compression.

Hold it . Hold it. what were the dry readings? Did they go up when you wet it or stay the same? Stayed about the same it's (usually) valves. That's quite low for just valves. they must be quite a bit out of adjustment or burned. Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 1834

Re: Pedal Shaft Seals

Clean the metal around the shaft extremely well. Perhaps brake cleaaner or some such degreaser. Lightly lube the shaft then apply silicone sealer around the shaft & on the surrounding metal. The silicone wont stick to the shaft but should adhere t the caseing metal if properly cleaned. Let it set up...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

sometimes you just forget what you thought you knew.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fue pump Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: Fue pump Question

They have larger in-line filters than the ones you pictured. They are for smaller engines. As for those in tank screens: you can't get 'em out easily. Pass on that as far as I'm concerned.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fue pump Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: Fue pump Question

If you're after a pump that's one thing however if it's just filtering you want go to a mower shop and get an in-line filter for a gravity fed system. Most riding mowers are gravity fuel fed. I have used this type of filter for quite a while with no problems.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 2905

Re: Adjusting coils

As a former buzz box guy I was amazed at the improvement in operation with properly tuned coils. My '23 started dead cold on mag hand cranking after they were installed.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 3027

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

you 'wanna sell you gotta' advertise.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running
Replies: 21
Views: 2371

Re: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running

"Is a puzzlement" as Yul Brenner famously said. I'm off the ignition business and on to leaking valve/blocked exhaust (Good guess Ed).
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: 1454

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: 17
Views: 3655

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: 2517

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: 1853

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: 3575

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: 6907

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: 3812

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: 2719

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: 4113

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: 2827

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: 2127

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: 219
Views: 21998

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: 2599

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).