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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: 738

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: 377

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: 372

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: 1900

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: 1900

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: 981

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: 655

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: 1017

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: 675

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: 675

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: 1417

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: 547

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: 1197

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: 35
Views: 1377

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: 9104

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: 9104

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: 9104

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: 9104

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: 1330

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: 9104

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: 915

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: 1217

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: 988

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: 988

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: 1566

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: 2436

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: 205
Views: 14327

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: 687

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1534

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: 1974

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: 1424

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: 1725

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: 1833

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: 9104

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: 1496

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: 1001

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: 9104

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: 6552

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: 1546

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: 1643

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: 2055

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: 1601

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: 1910

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: 1379

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: 1236

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: 1682

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: 1345

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: 1345

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: 2138

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: 2123

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: 1533

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: 948

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: 2746

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: 1530

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: 1344

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: 2418

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: 4910

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: 2610

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: 1722

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: 2706

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: 1837

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: 1297

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: 205
Views: 14327

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: 1790

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: 1200

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: 5367

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: 31
Views: 3014

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: 1293

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: 1806

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: 1790

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: 1557

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: 2624

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: 2624

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: 2124

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: 7537

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: 1796

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: 104
Views: 7109

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: 1370

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: 75
Views: 6091

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: 75
Views: 6091

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: 1831

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: 3098

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: 3504

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: 2272

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: 2272

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: 1042

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: 1307

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: 1042

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: 1255

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: 6385

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: 3684

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: 824

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: 3499

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: 3499

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: 1188

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: 3190

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...