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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: 3839

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 852

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 96
Views: 2490

Re: Vintage authenticity?

John Kuehn. One line post. Done.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs
Replies: 13
Views: 674

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1594

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1594

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 942

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1522

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1845

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 483

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 468

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 483

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 480

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3050

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2011

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: 285

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1601

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1601

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 524

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1275

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1311

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 589

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: 455

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: 355

Re: Double celling fan

Craigs list & e-Bay.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 527

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running
Replies: 6
Views: 457

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 19687

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 654

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 930

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 783

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What would YOU do, next??
Replies: 7
Views: 634

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1322

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 578

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3107

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1483

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 19687

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2037

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.
Replies: 4
Views: 392

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1091

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1171

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1315

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 1983

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 1977

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running board step plates
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Running board step plates

it was a tool box.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Painting ther Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo, Changing Streetlight Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 702

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 1983

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 1467

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 1983

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 1983

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning The Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 424

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1109

Re: Evaluating Spark Plugs

you're running lean as hell.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Evaluating Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1109

Re: Evaluating Spark Plugs

you're running lean as hell.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 963

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I just spent an hour with newspaper people
Replies: 10
Views: 945

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Large drum hydraulic brakes
Replies: 22
Views: 1511

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: There's no such thing
Replies: 6
Views: 694

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: 1003

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 572

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Starting Problem

braided negative cable ? lose it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

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: 3190

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

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 ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Could it be the Oil ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1504

Re: Could it be the Oil ?!

I know a guy that runs a bit of ATF in the oil because it stopped the wood bands from chattering. So to answer your question : yep.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3288

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I don't mean to rub it in but I see this so often on the Forum. Back yard wrenchers pulling stuff apart without asking here, (or some one who knows). OK something was in the engine. The assumption was that's the problem. But it may not have been. In fact if, as I also suspect, its the differential, ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LOSS OF POWER
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: LOSS OF POWER

Hap: say what ? Now as to the posting: Jack the rear up and check the emergency brake action. They just might be locking in forward & slipping in reverse.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Henrietta's new safety feature.
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Henrietta's new safety feature.

Alan: You have them correctly mounted where the chimps that talk riding behind you expect them to be. Sorry though you're wrong about them being a safety feature. That' all in your head as it was in mine when I went for a highly visible stop/turn/tail light set-up.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1631

Re: Chattering Brakes

Thas' a joke, I say thas' a joke son. (I hope).
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1631

Re: Chattering Brakes

I'm thinking the two things aren't related as in it's not the brakes or the low band. U-joint or differential ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: Water separator

Les: If you (and others) just follow your directions avoiding ethanol becomes moot. There's no need to go nuts with searching for "Old Style" fuel. To answer the water seperator question; it's been answered. The bulb is for catching H2O amongst other foreigners. Did a few years in a mower repair sho...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carriage or car body?
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Carriage or car body?

I'm going to stick with my first impression which was a sleigh. That Caddie ad gave me a turn but no.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: Love those scammers!

I have twice recieved the "IRS has issued a warrant for your arrest" calls. I freakin' LOVE to get these things. They tell you to press 1 or 3 or whatever but if you just hold on someone answers and man I go to town ! I hand out the phoneyest crap you've ever heard and both times they hang up after ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: In-line fuel filter recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1223

Re: In-line fuel filter recomendations

You can use one. I always did. The trick, if you want to call it that, is to go to a lawn mower shop and get an in-line filter designed for gravity fed systems which most riding mowers are. Works fine & no problems.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: A trick to stop an oil leak on the hogs head

For those without machine shop capabilities: clean with carb cleaner & oil the shaft. A good bead of any automotive silicone around the shaft will form a really nice ( + pliable + easily removed & replaced if needed) seal. Works for me.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why I like Car Shows.
Replies: 25
Views: 1380

Re: Why I like Car Shows.

I like & attend car shows but honestly the really old timers I prefer to see just aren't around any more. Usually an A or 2 but T's are rare as heck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

Not 100% on this but with a quick look at the diagram I think if the meter's NG he's got no power to the gen to begin with so no chg.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?

First off DO NOT START PULLING THINGS FURTHER APART !! You said you engaged low and heard a clunk and low stopped. Does that mean the car doesn't move in low? Explanation is needed because if it's so it may, as Steve said, be somewhere else. Like the rear end. The trans cover is off so look at the d...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Insurance: does anyone use Grundy?
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Insurance: does anyone use Grundy?

I used Condon & Skelly. No claims though. Always heard Grundy was expensive,
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

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

What are your driving habits? Low has a clutch like feel to it but you have to tromp on it once you're moving to lock it up. Slippage = wear. Reving to high when starting out in NG too. If, as you say, there's nothing visible perhaps it's how youre starting out.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2429

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

I got my head handed to me a while back when I questioned "the cheapest I can find". There's a lot of guys out there that seem to enjoy experimenting with their T's. Engine oils, diff lubes, various coolant types, etc. Either their doing it or telling other's their doing it. I constantly ask when ev...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - On The Way To Valley Forge
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: OLD PHOTO - On The Way To Valley Forge

Don't know but if you didn't have to stop there and stand in water if you didn't have to would you ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Porcelain Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Porcelain Engine

Dan T mentions insulating and useful in the same sentence regarding the glyptol coating. An oxymoron if there ever was one. Anyone recall the finned valve covers that were sold for the original VW Beetle ? They were hyped as adding additional cooling because of the heavier construction and the fins....
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: “Ford” Amusement Park Cars Up For Auction
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: “Ford” Amusement Park Cars Up For Auction

Good Lord....Freedomland. That brought back a shock of memories.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: slow cranking starter
Replies: 18
Views: 1290

Re: slow cranking starter

If you have one of those braided negative cables it's probably best to lose it. Smelled "burning" on my slow cranker and it was that cable which had good connections & looked fine.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Not sure about the wire size as it doesn't take much to fire the coils but, as mentioned earlier, "rebuilt coils" ? Done by who and were they properly set up on a HCCT or similar unit? If they weren't it's probably a big part of your spark problem. It simply MUST be done. No question. If they were d...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 3667

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

You know, if you really want to find out before you buy, you should get involved with someone that has one. It's the only way I can think of to really find out if the T is for you. The car is in it's own world if you will and is not like any thing else out there. It's different to drive and really r...