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by DickC
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

I struggled with the decision several years ago. I did ok without a lift for the T's but I purchased a 1927 Marmon. I realized that it would be difficult if not impossible to do the maintenance on the Marmon. The Marmon did not seem safe on a two post lift because of the riser that would be necessar...
by DickC
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1507

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

I have an original 13, (no gen, no starter, etc.) and not a strong mag. I frequently run on 12v battery. I use a computer battery and can run on tour for about 3 days, (80 to 100 miles a day) and then throw another charged battery in it. The beauty of the computer battery is the size and replaces th...
by DickC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1389

Re: Mini rant, T related

BUT DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR MAIL IN VOTE!!!!
by DickC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

60 years ago we referred to it as an "armstrong" heater. It required your best gal sitting close beside you. It works better when you are young and full of energy and stamina!!!!!
by DickC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

Is it a "knock" or a "rap"??? Some would say that there is no difference but I think that a knock is a deeper tone and could be the crank. I think a rap is a higher pitch sound and in many cases related to the cam/timing gear. I have had several engines with rapping noise and acted as you describe. ...
by DickC
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2108

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Fifty years ago I was using a product called, OKITE 33. It worked very well on small parts by brushing the product with the foam that was created upon application. I cleaned a 1922 frame and washed the product off and painted it with DuPont cintary. Still looks like new. A friend hung a Model A body...
by DickC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greetings from NC
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Greetings from NC

You have come to the right place for info. I am in Angier NC which is about an hour away and I would like to invite you to join our HCCA. A great resource near you is Clyde Menges who is well known for Model T repairs. Clyde-910.263.2736
by DickC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!

The responses so far deal with sleeping. If this is your first antique car flea market, a lesson quickly learned is: if you find something you need or want, buy it because it won't be there next time you look!!! Dick C.
by DickC
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2021

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

A good friend who has passed had a phrase that ended almost every sentence: "and what not". I never figured out where it came from or why it was used.
by DickC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Generator not showing charge on meter

Thanks Norm, I'll try it today.
by DickC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Motometer

I may be wrong but I think Restorers Supply has Boyce inserts that fit.
by DickC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Generator not showing charge on meter

I have understood that the generator sometimes needs to be charged for it to put current out. I had a short in the cutout and replaced it with a diode cutout. The ammeter doesn't show charge. What is the procedure to "zap" the generator?
by DickC
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Head Bolts

There must be a significant difference in early heads compared to the later. I always have the concern that the head bolt bottoms out before it can torque properly. I find that the bolts can stretch enough and/or enough rust/dirt gets into the threaded hole to not allow torquing. After a lesson on n...
by DickC
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB right front door latch 1915--1916 touring
Replies: 0
Views: 125

WTB right front door latch 1915--1916 touring

I have a very good running 1916 that has not been restored but fixed up over the years. I use it in less than nice weather tours and avoid using the 1912 depot hack because of the wood exposure. The door latch is very warn and has lost the spring which was probably broken. I need a working used latc...
by DickC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB right front door latcj 1915--1916
Replies: 1
Views: 219

WTB right front door latcj 1915--1916

I have a great running beater and not restored. I need this door latch -- must be working. Thanks for your consideration, Dick C.
by DickC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke hole location in radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Choke hole location in radiator

Thanks to all. I took a chance and thought I remembered and you have confirmed my memory. The only thing I couldn't do was use a "punch". I guess if I had the radiator off and could put something behind the area, I could have used a punch of some sort. Used a drill and it worked. Thanks again!!
by DickC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke hole location in radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Choke hole location in radiator

I'm in the middle of installing a new radiator as I write this. I saw a recent forum item that described the exact location for drilling the choke hole in the radiator. I tried searching the forum but can not find it. It was only in the last week or so. Any help asap.
by DickC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2537

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Thirty years ago I had a 1920 T that had original equipment and no modifications. Read no lined emergency brakes. We decided to go for a quick drive on a Sunday afternoon. Our house was on a slight incline and leaving the driveway going up the incline I noticed that the T was jerking as I drove and ...
by DickC
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: 13T - Temp and Stuff

I think it is normal for the temp to rise when you first shut it down. No air moving and it takes several minutes for the block to cool down.
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17280

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich, I really enjoy your posts as they reflect real situations we have run into with the T. The one dated May 7th reminds me of a situation my son and I had several years ago while on tour with our HCCA club. Son and I both have manifold cookers and one evening while the group was waiting for the i...
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing hardened seats
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Installing hardened seats

Sorry I can't help with the name of the seat cutter but I borrowed one to do it on my engine. It took about 5 minutes after the set up that took 15 minutes. After the set up I used a 3/8 driver drill to run the cutter. I couldn't believe it. I have been told that these set ups are worth gold if you ...
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire woes
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Tire woes

I have done the notch technique for 40 years. I am surprised this appears unusual to some in the hobby.
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1421

Re: What kind of a car is this?

I think it is a 1917 Henweigh.
by DickC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?

Jeff, your photos don't show it but do you have the steering column? I believe the 1913 column flange that attaches to the firewall is the only year the bolts have one of the four "offset" in the bolt pattern. I don't know if that was early or late 1913.
by DickC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1668

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

Darin, I would not use the wings on the motometer. I had the experience with wings on a new brassworks radiator that I believe caused the solder joints to crack on the filler neck twice. After the second repair, I replaced the wings with a dogbone and have not had a problem in 7-8 years. "Experts" o...
by DickC
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1700

Re: Head Gasket Failures

I have not had the gasket "blow out" but have had head gasket leaks. Mine were do to using the old head bolts after a rebuild or head shaving. I found that the old head bolts will bottom out and one thinks they are torquing the head but the are just over tightening the bolt. I know most of you are s...
by DickC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CLASSIC COLLECTORS INS. LEAVES TEXAS
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: CLASSIC COLLECTORS INS. LEAVES TEXAS

Over the years I have had Grundy, Taylor and now Haggerty. All of them offer fine coverage. Haggerty seemed to offer the best all round coverage for me as I have a mix of cars and the coverage with 100% assessed value was and easy decision. They have not had large raises in premiums over a ten to tw...
by DickC
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: transmission bands

This may by a good time to consider wood linings. Some of us use them and are pleased with the result. I have had them on my 12 hack and toured on mountain tours with no problems and have adjusted them once since installation 5 years ago. Just my 2 cents, Dick C.
by DickC
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Flushing the block

What is the best technique to flush the block while in the car. I want to try to make sure that there is not some junk in the block that can cause over heating before I put a good radiator back on. Dick C.
by DickC
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 55 YEAR COLLECTION MODEL T FORD PARTS
Replies: 11
Views: 2812

Re: 55 YEAR COLLECTION MODEL T FORD PARTS

Do you still have the brass radiator? Is it a 1916? Is it a flat tube? Is it usable or need to be recored? Could you send picture? Dick C.
by DickC
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T water pump
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Texas T water pump

Can the bearing and seal be replaced on the Texas T water pump?
by DickC
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3088

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

It is good to hear that a supplier has taken the effort to do the right thing. I suspect he has incurred expenses that he cannot pass on and he is to be commended for the good will in our T society. I have used Kevlar in some of my cars and have not had a problem. However, I have friends who have ha...
by DickC
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let us know
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Let us know

Many times I read an issue and the responses of suggestions for fixes to something I may also have a problem with. However, seldom does the requester respond with the result of one of the suggested fixes that worked. How about letting us all know if it worked. Just my morning frustration!!! Dick C.
by DickC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

If you do any T touring with a group I would not "fix"it unless it is more that a little. The "drip" makes touring easier to to not get lost. Just follow the T tracks!!!
by DickC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 2082

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

Tim, I have a 12 hack. It had three rivets but did not hold enough and the solder broke loose. I have heard of others that had the same problem. It doesn't really bother me now that I'm over the cost of fixing. The dog bone is period and looks good. I have a 16 beater that has an original radiator a...
by DickC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 2082

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

I may have experienced a unique effect with a Brass Works radiator. I found that I can not use a motor meter and "wings" on their radiator. The wind and vibration seem to open up the neck seal. I had this happen twice, "sending it back for repair each time". I switched to a dog bone and have not had...
by DickC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 2694

Re: I'm So Frustrated

Richard, when you say you started it three weeks ago, (but it ran fine before), what did you do to the ignition system just before you started it and it ran a few minutes and then started to kick when you tried to start it again. Chances are you connected something wrong, adjusted something or moved...
by DickC
Sat May 30, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

John M, glad you mentioned brake fluid as I thought about it but also knew some would comment negatively. I used it back in the 50's when I worked in a gas station and the lead mechanic and I invested in "back row" used cars. We would buy cars from two dealers that they would put into a back row and...
by DickC
Fri May 29, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 3617

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

Rich, find an old refrigerator and remove the door gasket. Open the gasket and you will find a length of magnet. Work the magnet "rope" down into the transmission cover. The magnet rope can be slid along the pan and will grab the nut of washer easily. Worked for me and for several others I have told...
by DickC
Mon May 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: no park at #4 piston
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: no park at #4 piston

Have not seen new posts on the status of your problem. I have had the same situation and found that the plug was the problem. That is why I suggested that you first take a known good plug and see if it will fire on #4. I take things slower and hesitate to jump into coil box/timer solutions until I c...
by DickC
Sun May 24, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: no park at #4 piston
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: no park at #4 piston

I would eliminate the spark plug as the problem first. Try moving the plug to another location to see if there is spark. If no spark, then go to other possible causes. Just my simple mind working too hard. Dick C.
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Sorry for the double message but I didn't think the first went through. I guess it is late--or maybe too early!!!!
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, all the suggestions are good but before you do a tear down please check the head bolts. With all the leakage that you seem to have with the air leak down test, it may just be the proper torque is not possible. Checking the head bolts is easy and not too invasive. I'm out of this now, Best wis...
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, all the suggestions being made are good a valid. It would appear that you have multiple leakage issues. This was the situation I had recently and why I suggested the simple approach to first ensure that your head bolts are not bottoming. Before you take everything apart, just check to make su...
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA

Talk to Clyde Menges. He is in Fayetteville NC. His full time work is on T's and some others of that vintage. Call him on 910.263.2736. Leave a message if he doesn't answer and he will call back. He has been working on T's for 50 years and started with his dad back then. Best wishes, Dick C.
by DickC
Wed May 06, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Jeff, I'm not trying to be an old fuddy duddy on this but like I said before, "have you cleaned the head bolt taps in the block and measured the head and tapped hole to ensure that the head bolts are not reaching bottom and failing to tighten the head? I know this sounds simple but my recent experie...
by DickC
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Hey Steve, when will we get to hear the "rest" of the story?
by DickC
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13303

Re: The frustration of incompetence

I learned a long time ago that, "when something goes wrong, look at what you did last". This is a long series of posts to go through and I may have missed some early points so excuse my ignorance. One of the things you did was mill the head. Did you use the original head bolts and check to see if th...
by DickC
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 4127

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

I suggested this before and I will again. Get a length of magnet from an old refrigerator door seal, it is inside the rubber, and use it to probe. I found that it will lay flat on the crankcase and you can push it to cover almost all the inside. Has worked for me and several others. Just my .02. Dic...
by DickC
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simple valve job gone down the tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Simple valve job gone down the tubes

Dan, any chance I can rent it? You can look up my record to ensure that I am OK.
by DickC
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simple valve job gone down the tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Simple valve job gone down the tubes

We started to do a simple valve job, touch up the seats/grind the valves, and found a cracked seat. There used to be a valve grinding fixture that would allow you to counter bore the valve seat with the engine in the car. Does anyone know about this, does anyone have one and will let me borrow it to...
by DickC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Installed wood bands in my 12 hack 4 years ago. Several tours and many trips to the ice cream shop and only had one adjustment after the first 100 miles. If I had not put Kevlar bands in my 16, I would use wood also.
by DickC
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The run on the Bank Syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 664

The run on the Bank Syndrome

I fail to understand with the existing national crisis, why the financial exchanges aren't forced to close to avoid the existing panic in the markets. Nothing has changed in the value of the companies and their ability to perform in the future consistent with the past. Today's crisis in the markets ...
by DickC
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923 T
Replies: 1
Views: 533

1923 T

Why is it that nearly every "hot rod" is a 1923? Are there any original 1923 T's left?
by DickC
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA

Just down the road (I95) from you is Clyde Menges. He is in Fayetteville, NC. 910 263 2736. About all he works on are T's. About all of the club members here that choose not to do something on their T have clyde do it.
by DickC
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 3816

Re: bicycle speedometer

Tried it. I used magnet that is used for a security system. They a meant to attach under a window sash and close circuit until the sash is raised and therefore opening the circuit and setting the alarm. These magnets a very strong and very small so attaching to the wheel spoke was easy. The speedo w...
by DickC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 2511

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

I have to admit that I am less than capable to discuss electrical systems on my several model T's, I do ok with the mechanics. In reviewing all the answers to this subject, I did not see a reference to the issue of mag use verses battery. It is my understanding that care must be taken to not switch ...
by DickC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2380

Re: Radiator prices

Dear Humblej: are you assuming domestic brass radiators are superior quality--like Brass Works?
by DickC
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 5813

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Interesting. Did the engine move at all with the "start"? If with the rear wheel off the ground and the crank does not turn there is a posibility that the bendix is stuck or worst, something is jambed in the fly wheel. I had a magnet get loose and get between the fly wheel and the pan.
by DickC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trying Evaporust for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

50 years ago I used a product called OKITE 31. It worked great and left a dull oxidized finish after washing with clear water. Everything that I painted stayed solid with no blemishes or bubbles. I have no idea if this is still available or if like so many products that existed and and worked well b...
by DickC
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 5261

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

Granted I live in the "South" but temps frequently hover in the mid twenties to mid thirties. My shop/barn is 30 X 40 divided with a wall to create a wood working carpenter shop 16 X 30 and car shop/storage 26 X 30. I have a floor/ceiling over the wood shop and the entire metal building is heavily i...
by DickC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

I think everyone has the same problem when you must fill the tank from a gas can. Last year I bought a syphon hose with a check valve at one end at Hershey. By putting the non check valve into the cars tank and the check valve end into the gas container and moving it up and down several times, the g...
by DickC
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Transmission band lining question.

Most people focus on kevlar as the preferred band replacement. I was that way also until I tried wood. I am very pleased with the wood linings as they don't seem to have the worries associated with kevlar, are chatter free (maybe a little going into reverse), and require little if any adjustment aft...
by DickC
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Hub Threads
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Wheel Hub Threads

An old timer friend taught me a lesson on this subject. I tried for several days to get the chaser to grab and clean the threads. I went to "Bill" who reversed the application of the thread chaser. I was applying the chaser to the stationary wheel. He put the chaser in a vice and then put the wheel ...
by DickC
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 5451

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

Very interesting comments relative to scandinavia, kevlar and wood linings. I agree that the new scandinavia lining is not what it used to be and many go to the kevlar. I once listened to a debate on the use of kevlar and one person whom I respect was very strong on not using kevlar for the brake ba...
by DickC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 3561

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

After years of T maintenance, I did it too. My son was with me and made a great suggestion. He took a strip of magnet "rope" out of an old refrigerator door and slid it down one side of the transmission door. Moving it slowly back and forth it took less than five minutes to retrieve the washer. Sinc...
by DickC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 2290

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

We wrote about this several weeks ago. The amount of gas in the tank is often the cause of vapor lock also. Because the fuel line passes the exhaust so closely, the fuel pressure of less than a full tank will cause the fuel line to vapor lock. Sometimes on a hot day and running a little hard, I have...
by DickC
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vapor lock
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Vapor lock

Yes. There are several posts on this forum concerning vapor lock. Most deal with the routing of the gas line near the exhaust pipe. I have found that my 1912 will have a problem on real hot days and early afternoon when on a tour with the club. I have found that when we have driven far enough in the...
by DickC
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank handle ratchet
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Crank handle ratchet

Speaking from painful experience, put an original pulley on and use a new ratchet. I bought a 1915 touring several years ago from a local "old timer" who came to a meeting of old cars every year. When he arrived I walked over to great him and asked how he was. He said he was doing ok but this would ...
by DickC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 4950

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

I guess I have to start thinking of our hobby more as a collector of jewelry. We can and do enjoy lesser grade trinkets like watches, bracelets, etc. but we often buy a special piece as a collector or investor to enjoy along with the everyday trinkets. Not everyone has the interest in fine jewelry t...
by DickC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for Stu Lyon
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Looking for Stu Lyon

I found Stu Lyon. He was in upstate NY and unable to get phone reception. He has a restored 1913/14 T that because of bad knees and long legs cannot drive. His price of $18,000 is very reasonable. His number in NY is 518 359 9648 and if not there his number in Florida is 352 729 4638.
by DickC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?

I would not seal it. We have gone through several "best things since canned beer" products that eventually turned out to be the worst things since "sliced bread". I always use non-ethanol gas and make sure I have a full tank when I won't be using the car for several months. I have never had a rust/o...
by DickC
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 4640

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

Glen, do you still have a mag? If so, could one of the magnets become loose and move out to hit the pan or something when you rev the engine but settle back at idle? Jut thinking, Dick C.
by DickC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 4640

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

If that is the case, you may not want to fix it. I don't have a speedometer on my 1912 hack and so speed is always a question. I found that the right front fender makes a small rattle at about 20 mph. The windshield brace has a rattle at about 30 mph. Above 40 mph I RATTLE!!! If you have a speedomet...
by DickC
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 4640

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

I had a similar noise on one of my T's and found the cause almost too late. I heard the thumping noise when I started my ride but it was not too alarming and I continued my run. I came to a slight incline and gave it some gas which caused the thumping to ge a little louder and then I noticed a forwa...
by DickC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's has an A+ from me
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Berg's has an A+ from me

Right or wrong I have a theory on motor meters. On new brass radiators, read BRASS WORKS, using a "wing" cap will certainly cause the thimble to come loose and leak. Happened twice with mine. I think the brass is not tempered or something and air currents and vibration will cause it to leak. I have ...
by DickC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 3344

Re: Greasing rear wheels

I think it is great to address the wheel bearings but with every "new T" I've bought, I inspect the rear end "pumpkin". I didn't once and realized that the thrust washers were not replaced and the babbit was broken and about ready to leave. Always inspect the pumpkin unless you know who had the car ...
by DickC
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for Stu Lyon
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Looking for Stu Lyon

Stu is an old friend that now resides in Florida. I had two phone numbers for him and both don't seem to be working. Stu has had a Baby Grand, a 1906 Reo and also a 1913 T. Maybe someone knows Stu and can help to locate him. His wife's name is Bunny. Thanks, Dick Cruickshank.
by DickC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling a car these days...
Replies: 7
Views: 2169

Re: Selling a car these days...

Sold several cars at Hershey. Cash before title transfer is the easiest. If I couldn't get cash, I used a bank transfer but I didn't want to use an existing bank account. I contacted my financial advisor and they set up a unique account for transfers (to be used anytime I needed to do this) and when...
by DickC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling a car these days...
Replies: 7
Views: 2169

Re: Selling a car these days...

Sold several cars at Hershey. Cash before title transfer is the easiest. If I couldn't get cash, I used a bank transfer but I didn't want to use an existing bank account. I contacted my financial advisor and they set up a unique account for transfers (to be used anytime I needed to do this) and when...
by DickC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 2741

Re: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool

Glad to see you located the thread chaser. I used one to repair a front hub but it was not as simple as you think. I could not get it started to follow the threads without it cross threading. I took it to an old timer, I'm seventy five and he had several years on me, and he showed me a unique way to...
by DickC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas
Replies: 34
Views: 4438

Re: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas

On every T I have or had, I use a shut off at the carb. However after several attempts to use the the more original type as referenced above I now use a "ball" type valve. I found that the brass compression type seemed to tighten to the point that I needed pliers to turn it. I talked to Langs and th...
by DickC
Sun May 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I gonna try to drive smarter
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: I gonna try to drive smarter

This comment started with the advent of summer heat effecting the "driveability" of the T. I have experienced issues with summer heat and tried an approach suggested to me. Open the jet and the engine will run cooler. It worked when we were on tour in South Carolina with the heat as recorded on the ...
by DickC
Fri May 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Red hot exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 2501

Re: Red hot exhaust

Not to get something started but if the strong feeling is a stuck valve, (perhaps due to the storage) why not pore about one ounce of MMO into cylinder and let it sit for 48 hrs. Usually fixes the valve.
by DickC
Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 5313

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

Most people who tour with T's are looking to enjoy the ride and not too interested in heroics. (that is just my opinion). We have toured on roads that I wish we had not because we were not comfortable and glad we got through it. On one tour the slope was enough that the only way I felt I could contr...
by DickC
Tue May 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buick piston used in Model T??
Replies: 16
Views: 3092

Re: Buick piston used in Model T??

I have a 22 with 55 ford alum pistons.
by DickC
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 5701

Re: What timer do you use

I have used New Day on all T's I have had and am now down to two. I spend some time at places like Hershey to look for the old style timer cap and have replaced the brush on several. I keep spares but never have used them. Probable need to sell some before someone calls me a "hoarder".
by DickC
Wed May 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: New Problem

I have solved this problem by the use of a small drift to "strawberry" the inside surface. This usually lifts enough metal to allow one to drive the race into the hub tightly.
by DickC
Mon May 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VALVE STEM SIZE
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: VALVE STEM SIZE

Several years ago I ran into this problem with new tubes. I called Lucas and was told I was the only one who complained and that I must be doing something wrong. I did like what was suggested and went for the metal valve and got the problem solved.. However the issue of aged tubes is another matter....
by DickC
Mon May 13, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem

I would follow up on the sediment bowl suggestion. The is a wire mesh filter there that could flap up with air pressure from the output side but not let the gas drain normally through it to the output line. Just thinking.
by DickC
Tue May 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moto Meter Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Moto Meter Problem

Colin, those moto meters with the wings look pretty on a brass radiator. I put one on a "12" with a new Brass Works radiator. I found out that it was not a good idea. The filler neck solder leaked and the rivets got loose. I sent the radiator back for repair and again after several tours, the same t...
by DickC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: EBAY is at it AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: EBAY is at it AGAIN

Found a new way to search as I wanted to for both cars and motorcycles. I am reluctant to tell anyone how because there might be a mole lurking on the forum and they would go back and eliminate the technique I have. Kind of silly of me but I have been through this about three times in the past sever...
by DickC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 9636

Re: Let's go back to the old Forum

The new forum is great! It was well thought out by folks who knew what this forum was for and who used it. They also allowed for comments and agreed with some suggestions to improve the capabilities. This is unlike EBAY where someone decides what they think is an improvement without any knowledge of...
by DickC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: EBAY is at it AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: EBAY is at it AGAIN

Tom, what you say is true and is the way EDAY thinks. The issue is, I have T's along with other cars in the years 1909 t0 1927. I had the ability to look at cars and then indicate "oldest first" and EBAY would sort that way and I was able to view all makes within those years. Someone on EBAY staff t...
by DickC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: EBAY is at it AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

EBAY is at it AGAIN

I give up! I was able to review autos and motorcycles in a group of years that I have interest in. I have bought 3 cars on EBAY over the years but they keep changing the search capability to where I no longer can search my interest without selecting a car name. Previously I searched all cars between...
by DickC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 4176

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

It looks to me that someone used the old technique to increase the spindle size so the bearing would be snug. The is a popular technique applied to the crankshaft pulley when it is loose. Some take a punch and dent the shaft which raises the surface. I would not think this is a good idea for a front...
by DickC
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Hinge Mount Loose
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: Door Hinge Mount Loose

Talking about lose door hinges brings up another issue for me. I have to continue to remind friends that enter or leave my cars that the door is not meant to be used as a support. I have seen people with significant weight use the door to steady themselves and cause undue strain on the door hinges a...
by DickC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 4956

Re: Virginia State Inspection

I find the issue about original equipment in the Virginia case compared to my experience in North Carolina when bringing an antique car into the state and applying for a title. I did this with a car several years ago (1925 T) and brought the car to DMV for inspection. After looking the car over care...
by DickC
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner bearing sleeve
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Inner bearing sleeve

I would think not. It is there to keep it from turning.
by DickC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise goes out to Lang's again
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Re: Praise goes out to Lang's again

It was a simple thing but much appreciated. I received the new catalog in the mail and it looked like it had been in a fight and lost. Sent a not to Langs and got a reply that they would send a new one ASAP. Got it three days later. Great customer service!!!!!!!!!!