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by Joss
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 2080

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

I have an older Z head with no Z id. Agree Reeder heads all said Reeder.
by Joss
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Leaf Springs Question
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: New Leaf Springs Question

Pretty sure the difference is that the supplier is selling to Snyder's and Langs directly. Mac's then buying from them. Same spring. A thought is to have a local person roll a new base leaf. They will use slightly thicker stock. Better support especially for the front. I did this years and thousands...
by Joss
Thu May 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake band noob question
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Brake band noob question

I would like the brake pedal to slow the car about 1/3 depressed and lock the wheels 2/3 down. If it goes to the floor - scary. A good stop in a T can often be made by simply backing the gas to an idle and coasting to a stop. Hopefully the hand brake never needed. Put bands in my 12 in about 92. Tho...
by Joss
Fri May 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 3210

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

Agree about the Time magazine comments. What I think most who replied are missing is the very early 2 pedal Model Ts were both extremely difficult to drive and had multiple issues that Ford quickly corrected and the author is only speaking about those first few Model Ts. They were terrible. Wonderin...
by Joss
Thu May 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Re: Starter motor input, please.

Agree with Tony except you can install a resistor block to reduce the voltage to about 8V to the starter. Easy to buy at most any NAPA store. Have run 12V with an stock T starter with zero issues. I do change out the original generator to a modern. In 30+ years never an issue with the Hendrix.
by Joss
Thu May 02, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-bending brass windshield channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Re-bending brass windshield channel

Agree with RV. Emphasize being careful with heating. NO MAPP gas. Quenching as said will likely cause bending. I have cut a hardwood template and inserted it when hot to keep everything straight. The brass will cool very fast.
by Joss
Thu May 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rims and Tires
Replies: 26
Views: 2735

Re: Rims and Tires

Again welcome. Model Ts have had many changes over the years. Saying your car should have demountable wheels is a bit harsh. What I would suggest is you have great looking wheels. If they are straight and tight run them. Keep them aired up and probably use flaps and balancing beads. Put any new tire...
by Joss
Thu May 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rims and Tires
Replies: 26
Views: 2735

Re: Rims and Tires

Again welcome. Model Ts have had many changes over the years. Saying your car should have demountable wheels is a bit harsh. What I would suggest is you have great looking wheels. If they are straight and tight run them. Keep them aired up and probably use flaps and balancing beads. Put any new tire...
by Joss
Thu May 02, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutator Lever Pin?
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Commutator Lever Pin?

Agree. Drilling and tapping is overkill. A nail or piece of metal rod work fine. In a pinch have used a cotter key, a bag tie or Henry wire for a temporary fix.
by Joss
Wed May 01, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mendenhall Auto Museum, Buelton CA - Video and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Mendenhall Auto Museum, Buelton CA - Video and pics

Impossible to get the real experience from a picture. Absolutely amazing.
by Joss
Wed May 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2933

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

I would ask why it is needed. My 12 after I got it set up properly always started on three quarter turns. Even at 10 degrees. Sometimes needed to repeat but no starting fluid even. Same with my 26. Was in Fairbanks in February and the 26 started right up. Did need to jack up rear wheel As was about ...
by Joss
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: California Dreamin Tour Day 1
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: California Dreamin Tour Day 1

Nice cool weather. Misty most of the day. Nice drive. Jeff - a stock T should have gone up all the hills today in high gear and cruise at about 40-45mph depending on the car on flat ground. Drum Canyon Road tomorrow should be interesting. Last time there seemed as if an US Army tank battalion had us...
by Joss
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help
Replies: 14
Views: 1723

Re: idenentification of distributor/rotor type help

Most parts stores can order. NAPA likely to have in stock. Try to find one that is German made. The rotors from Brazil are not nearly as good. Thousands of VW and Porsches use this same rotor.
by Joss
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 65 MPH stock Model T!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: 65 MPH stock Model T!!!

My 1911 years ago on flat road clocked at 66mph. This was done on a 2 mile long new piece of road not yet open to public. The concern would not be how fast a T will go, but how fast it will stop? 50, 60 or 70mph in any T with traffic and debris on a road is not very smart.
by Joss
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need storage anywhere near Reno
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Need storage anywhere near Reno

Need inside or covered storage near Reno for my Model T this summer. June to early September. Please email with details and cost. Have please to leave open trailer in Minden. My contact info is in VFord Magazine Sierra Vista National Tour.
Thank you Susan and Joss Sanderson
by Joss
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft grinding
Replies: 23
Views: 3611

Re: Crankshaft grinding

Will ask a silly question about crank grinding. Since all Model T cranks area likely to be 90+ years old all thus have all manner of metal fatigue why would one pay a couple hundred dollars to machine a crank and pay a few thousand for the rest of the rebuild to risk the crank will not break? Seems ...
by Joss
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil for model t
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Re: oil for model t

There are two important things with oil.
Keep it full. Change it often.
Oil is cheap. An engine rebuild is not.
by Joss
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any DYI Pan Straightening Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: Any DYI Pan Straightening Tips

Paint it later. Absolutely positively take your pan to someone with a pan jig.
by Joss
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gary Hylton
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Gary Hylton

Toured with Gary and Carol on several progressive tours over about 20 years. Will miss him and his laugh immensely. Hope those who live nearby can offer Carol the support she will need in the coming days.
by Joss
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balance Beads
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Balance Beads

The materials are not the same. Counteract kits sold by the distributors use glass. They handle moisture a bit better than ceramic. All tires with beads should have a special core otherwise the core can jam open. To correct this would require removing and then reinvesting the core. The special cores...
by Joss
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Balance Beads
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Balance Beads

Thanks for the great recommend. The beads are used not only in semi trucks but heavy use in motorcycles. Great description. Not only does the vehicle handle better but tires last about 20% longer. While not very important to T owners, fuel mileage improves about 1.5-2% as well. A use many miss is th...
by Joss
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problems finding neutral ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1649

Re: Problems finding neutral ??

You say the car has sat for some 40 years? If so the discs are likely coated with a varnish. Two suggestions might help. First is to drain the oil and add a gallon of kerosene - this is what the old timers did. Then with at least one rear wheel securely blocked up start the car and work the high low...
by Joss
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Stabilizers
Replies: 35
Views: 3985

Re: Steering Stabilizers

This one is easy. I had a few issues on my 12 and installed a stabilizer. Made it better but the problem was still there. Rebuilt the front end - starting with a STRAIGHTENED AXLE - and no more issues. Went through a pile of axles labeled good and found all of them needed adjustment. Not even one wa...
by Joss
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?

Not really. Only in 26-27 was a number usually stamped on the frame. Am sure others will disagree, but in 30 years and owning a few 26-27 Ts the subject only came up once. I went looking on my pickup - nothing stamped.
by Joss
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going home from Sierra Vista
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Going home from Sierra Vista

Those that left on Saturday left to clear roads, sunny skies and a desert covered with a couple inches of snow. Spoke with a couple from Missouri that got home Tuesday on clear dry roads. Sunny in Arizona today and 70.
by Joss
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Rocky Mountain brakes

Agree. Check them all plus the manufacturer in California.
by Joss
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ

Hope everyone had a great time. Drove the Thursday tour route. Sunny and more snow than I have seen EVER in Southern Arizona in 50 years here
by Joss
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ

Not sunny today. Cold and windy. Snow predicted again tonight and tomorrow. Schools already closed. 1 car did the complete run today. 40 degrees for a high tomorrow vs. 67 normal.
Good T weather. Enjoyed the hoodies from the tour
by Joss
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cooke City Highway in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Cooke City Highway in Montana

An absolutely wonderful drive. Do the Chief Joseph loop to Cody and be sure to visit the pig races outside Red Lodge. If your group is scheduling a tour let the North American Touring Ts know. Am sure a couple of us would love to join you.
by Joss
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 9529

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

A bit chilly this morning but went for a drive around noon. Sunny and about 65. Comfortable in long sleeve T shirt. Ready for the tour in Sierra Vista next week.

PS - pull the tank out of the 26-27 T. Clean with motorcycle tank cleaner - there are lots of brands - and coat. Nothing else will work.
by Joss
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sierra Vista National Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Sierra Vista National Tour

The final newsletter was sent this afternoon to all participants. If you have not received it, contact either Joss Sanderson or Richard Held. We will reply to emails with the newsletter and a photo map for trailer/tow vehicle parking.
See you all soon.
by Joss
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 3340

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

2005 in San Fernando a T copper line broke. Owner opened hood and line caught fire. The fire flared and the half full tank exploded. There are others from the 60s when I started with a Model A through the 90s with severe burns. Another death in Minnesota in the early 90s. Lots of fires with copper l...
by Joss
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who straightens the exhaust manifolds for Model Ts
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Who straightens the exhaust manifolds for Model Ts

Straightening them is hardly worth the effort. Agree if more than 1/4" warp likely to crack. Cast iron does not like to be bent
by Joss
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 3340

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

Interesting thread. What would be most important is using a steel line - NEVER copper. Over the years we have lost several Model Ts and at least two owners have died when a copper line cracked and fuel caught fire. As to Teflon tape I have never had to use it or Permatex to get the line not to leak....
by Joss
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sierra Vista tour update
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Sierra Vista tour update

The Sierra Vista tour now has a waiting list. If interested contact Joss Sanderson via preferably e-mail listed in the Vintage Ford.
by Joss
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is Bud?
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Where is Bud?

The easiest on my phone was to go to the.2018 forum and click on the 2019 link. Once I did that once all was good.
by Joss
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Experimental 6 cylinder Model T
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Experimental 6 cylinder Model T

The Henry Ford had a rolling chassis with a 6cyl engine for many years. They sold it about 50-60 years ago. At some point a body was made. Beautiful car about 900lbs but about 30hp. It resides today in Australia in a private collection.
by Joss
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sierra Vista National Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Sierra Vista National Tour

Registrations must be postmarked by Wednesday January 23rd with an email notifying Richard Held of your interest. There are currently 4 King and 1 QQ motel room available at Sierra Suites. It was 73 today in Sierra Vista with lots of sun. Come visit us from the 16th to 22nd. The Tucson post tour is ...
by Joss
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 6290

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

Remember the off topic discussions and my trying to organize 50 cars to journey to Detroit mostly on line. Also running out of minutes on my cell phone. Sooo different today.
by Joss
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Differential oil leak

Agree. Wipe with lacquer thinner and seal with black sealant. Not the best but every other fix requires taking halves apart that I am aware.
by Joss
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which 12 volt battery is the best for a Ford Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Re: Which 12 volt battery is the best for a Ford Model T

I carry a small solar panel mounted on a cooler on my running board when touring and put outside when in the garage. I get 6 to 8 years on a plain jane group 1 battery in my 26. Just need to keep any battery topped up when stored.
by Joss
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sierra Vista registration closing
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Sierra Vista registration closing

Registration for the Sierra Vista tour must be mailed before January 16th. There are only a couple motel rooms remaining in Sierra Vista. Call Richard or Joss with any questions. The post tour in Tucson has ONE opening remaining. Thanks for all those who have signed up. Almost everything finalized t...