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by John.Zibell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens Front Axle Tooling FS
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Stevens Front Axle Tooling FS

So why to they need to be tapered? Today, they make Heli-coil taps and inserts that work great and ensure center at the bottom and for the top you can simply drill it out on a vertical mill an press in a bushing of the correct ID diameter of the kingpin bolt. I've seen this done many times with out...
by John.Zibell
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

The other seven valves came and I removed a few more of the old ones. I find that some valves have as little as .006 clearance with the adjustable lifters "run all the way down". Not knowing how much adjustment is available in the lifters but knowing that the valves will "sink" some as they seat in...
by John.Zibell
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Bad switch or wiring. the later switches (oval plate in the dash) had issues on their contacts. And IIRC no one repoped these (someone should have!!!). The earlier switches were easier to rebuild, and the coilbox switches were EXTREMELY easy to rebuild It may also be a wiring issue - wires on T's v...
by John.Zibell
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: reducing 12v to 6v
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: reducing 12v to 6v

or just make a simple voltage divider. Two resisters of the same value, and tap from between them. Just be sure they can carry the current.
by John.Zibell
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help on a switch 26/7
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Help on a switch 26/7

Call Ben Martin 770-938-3376. He doesn't so e-mail.
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: How much grease do I need?

I don't think it is possible to over grease the universal joint. If there is too much, it will just work its way out. Every few hundred miles I take my pneumatic grease gun and pump a complete tube into the U joint cavity. I don't see any grease ooze out when pumping grease in. However it may be pos...
by John.Zibell
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forum Feature
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Forum Feature

It is there. Look harder. Above the blue border, either "Mark Forums Read" or "Mark Subforums Read"
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: posting from an Android smart phone.
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: posting from an Android smart phone.

Not sure what the android issue is with the phone, but transferring pictures to the PC is easy. With your USB cable (probably removable from the charger) just connect the phone to the PC. It will just appear as another drive. Then use you file management tool on the PC to copy pictures to the PC.
by John.Zibell
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26/27 repop head bolts caution
Replies: 30
Views: 1778

Re: 26/27 repop head bolts caution

or check the block for good threads.
by John.Zibell
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car headlight bar bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Improved car headlight bar bolts

cdromtom wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:04 pm
HF sells a set of spline sockets that work well on square nuts. Inexpensive
I picked up a set of 8 point sockets. Unfortunately I don't remember where I ordered them from. The were not any more expensive then the usual 6 or 12 point sockets for hex nuts. A web search should result in a source.
by John.Zibell
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car headlight bar bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Improved car headlight bar bolts

Original nuts are square. That said, I did change mine over to hex. Easier to deal with.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Setting generator third brush
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Setting generator third brush

This is the Model T instruction. Note: If you have a 26/27 reproduction ammeter it is not accurate enough to perform this procedure. You can place an older style or other more accurate ammeter in line between the VR and harness battery wire to make the third brush adjustment. Voltage regulator.pdf
by John.Zibell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Having difficulty with forum bookmark
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Having difficulty with forum bookmark

Well I seem to have found the answer. The URL changed to this https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/ from the original bookmark which had the long name of the club as part of the URL.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Having difficulty with forum bookmark
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Having difficulty with forum bookmark

When trying to access the forum from my bookmark, I get the 404 error. But when I get to the forum login page from mtfca.com it works. I updated my bookmark and tried the updated bookmark and still get the 404 error. What the heck is going on? A friend of mine is having the same issue.
by John.Zibell
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help ID aluminum high compression head
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

Re: Help ID aluminum high compression head

RajoRacer wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:58 pm
How ya doin' Herm ? I believe the "Z" heads had the Z up there, didn't they ?

I have a Z head on my car. There is a Z by the water outlet, not an R.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

I have wrapped my stainless pipe with exhaust wrap. I wouldn't wrap regular steel as the wrap can hold moisture increasing the rust rate of the pipe. I also stapled automotive insulation to the bottom side of my floor boards. Doing both make a big difference.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Valve pins regularly fail
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Valve pins regularly fail

The Chevy system is non infallible. I had a keeper fall out on a tour. As noted a T doesn't run well on 3 cylinders.
by John.Zibell
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Will this hub puller work?

Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels. https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx Thanks, but as I understand it that puller is for wood wheels only and I am working with wire wheels. I ordered the puller listed in my original post ...
by John.Zibell
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Will this hub puller work?

paddy1998 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Altair wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.
https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 2571

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

Since my car has a Warford, the tube has to be installed upside down to access the grease cups. I installed zerk fittings. I use a regular grease gun to lube the drive shaft bushing, but an air grease gun for the u-joint. I can pump a full tube of grease into the u-joint in very little time.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's Garage Restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Ford's Garage Restaurant

Just may have to check out one of the location. https://www.fordsgarageusa.com/
by John.Zibell
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 T touring
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

Re: 1914 T touring

Have you checked with Dale at Wheels Though Time? Besides wonderful bikes he has a few very interesting cars. This one would make a great addition, and Dale keeps old iron going.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes - where to buy?

For not much more you could get hydraulic brakes. These also work well in backing and in the wet. If these were available when I restored my T it is what I would have purchased. http://www.texastparts.com/mm5/merchant ... ode=Safety
by John.Zibell
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: FJ - Who is your Model T Mentor ?

A long time model T owner in my area Bill Robinson. He was very helpful in helping bring my 1926 Tudor back to life. I'm lucky to call him a friend.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Magneto Questions

Use a multi strand wire from the magneto. Current flows on the surface of wire. The multi strand has more surface area so it will conduct better than solid wire with less resistance.
by John.Zibell
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Password too long
Replies: 21
Views: 1147

Re: Password too long

Larry25tford wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:20 pm
What does that mean?
If you have a PC, highlight the long password then press Crtl and the key C at the same time (that copies) then click your cursor in the password box and press Ctrl and the key for V at the same time and that will past what you copied
by John.Zibell
Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A source to buy ignition switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: A source to buy ignition switch?

Ben Martin may be able to rebuild what you have. His home number is 770-983-3376. He doesn't do e-mail, just telephone and regular mail.
by John.Zibell
Mon May 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: which Oil

Zinc is really needed when you have very strong valve springs. A Model T has very mild springs, so a high concentration of Zinc isn't needed. Any oil you get today is better that what was available "in the day". My preference is a high detergent non-synthetic motorcycle oil. That type of oil is desi...
by John.Zibell
Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Voltage regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Voltage regulator

RajoRacer wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am
I believe WE are in the discussion area.
Originally posted in Forum Support
by John.Zibell
Mon May 27, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Voltage regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Voltage regulator

This should be in the discussion part of the forum. Anyway, have you checked the wiring to the regulator? Is you ammeter working correctly? Did you install the regulator per the instruction in adjusting the third brush?
by John.Zibell
Wed May 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anything Modern To Help??
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Anything Modern To Help??

I have a Coats 220 manual tire changer that I purchased for motorcycle tire changes. I have plastic covers for the working ends of the tire bar and the clamps. Works great for the 21 inch wire and split rims. I just use that three leg expander on the split rims after mounting the tire. Unfortunately...
by John.Zibell
Tue May 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wishbone kink
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Wishbone kink

What is the angle of your front axle? If it is correct, then leave the wishbone alone. If incorrect, then it may need to be straightened.

See http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/sho ... post=78296
by John.Zibell
Wed May 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High rpm vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: High rpm vibration

My guess is something is out of balance in the drive train. Unfortunately to find it will probably require a rebuild of the engine and transmission by someone that really knows what they are doing. May just be the flywheel is out of balance, but there could be more issues with the crankshaft and oth...
by John.Zibell
Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Scott_conger wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:10 am
John

great railcar!
Not mine. Just a picture I have.
by John.Zibell
Sat May 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

Below the save draft, preview and submit buttons are an options and Attachments tabs. Click the attachments and select the image(s) you want to add to the post.
11021355_642006235903783_3674933079847255131_o.jpg
by John.Zibell
Wed May 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Appears to be running on two cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Appears to be running on two cylinders

This should be in the general discussion forum. First thing I would check is for an intake manifold leak where it feeds cylinders 3 and 4.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine machining tolerances
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Engine machining tolerances

For the valve guide, see if you can get K-line installed. http://www.sbintl.com/KLine.html There may be an engine machine shop in your area that installs them.
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another trailer question
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Another trailer question

It should be fine for the T. For the heavier vehicle, I'd place blocks about half way on the ramp for support to load and unload. The blocks would only have to be on each side, not all the way across. Also allow for the trailer to settle as you load so a bit of a gap between the blocks and ramp shou...
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?

No, I run an antifreeze mix(50/50) year round in the heat of Alabama. Never had an overheating issue. Never get more that half way up on the moto meter. If you want to increase cooling capability, add some of this. https://www.autozone.com/antifreeze-radiator-additives-and-windshield-wash-fluid/radi...
by John.Zibell
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

The front bumper doesn't interfere with hand cranking. I went with split on the back of my Tudor to allow easy access to the spare. However I don't know if the solid rear would prevent access to the spare. The extra weight is minimal and I like the "protection" factor.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New Forum black listed
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: New Forum black listed

You might want to list the networks that blacklist so the administrator can address the issue.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: scat crank issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: scat crank issues

has anyone run into issues with thrust and a scat crank? I have done engine work with stock cranks with no issues , installing a scat crank for the first time in a 26. block has new babbit,line bored and radius cut on babbit ends. when crank is dropped into block 3rd main journal has no clearance i...
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 1606

Re: 1926 Model T

OK that means changing the oil see when draining if there is already water in it. The amount of oil is how much? 3,4 liters? 4 liters is fine. Any extra will quickly leak out. When you do drain the oil you suspect has water in it jack up the front end do get the oil in the dippers to drain back. Re...
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: ALUMINUM CAM GEAR RATTLE

I haven't had great luck with the plastic gear. I'm currently running one of Dan McEachern's bronze timing gears and it is quiet. Key factor is getting the spacing correct from the crankshaft gear.
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - SUCCESS
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: OT - SUCCESS

Agree Tom. This is a great idea.
by John.Zibell
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loss in top end power
Replies: 14
Views: 1330

Re: Loss in top end power

If engine RPM is dropping, it isn't the high speed clutch. All the other items you mentioned are still possible. First I'd check for adequate fuel flow to the carb and proceed from there.
by John.Zibell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Login issue

Actually this is the page I get when I go to the site.
mtfca.jpg
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2182

Re: Financing a Model T

You could also do a personal loan, or an equity line on real estate you own. The interest on an equity line may be tax deductable so check on that with your tax person.
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Login issue

I don't know what if anything has changed, but I got in on the first try today.
by John.Zibell
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Login issue

AdminJeff wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:43 am
Try clearing your browser cache.

Also try this link to clear cookies
ucp.php?mode=delete_cookies

Jeff
Jeff,

That didn't work

I still get this page, which isn't the first page of the site.
by John.Zibell
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you install string in headlight?
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: How do you install string in headlight?

I used rubber cement when I did my headlights. Strong enough to hold in place until assembled, and can easily be removed at a later date.
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2320

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

tdumas wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Check your front axle kingpin threads. You may need to helicoil them,
Better yet find someone with a Stevens front axle tool and set it up correctly.
by John.Zibell
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Login issue
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Login issue

The last few days I've had to enter my username and password twice to get in. The first entry just takes me back to the original page and I have to click login again. Do you guys have any idea what may be causing this? I get in, but shouldn't have to login twice to do it.
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)

A distributor was probably installed for several reasons. The magneto no longer functions so a distributor was installed, a previous owner removed the magnets, thus no magneto, or the previous owner didn't want to use the individual coils. Also a DC coil doesn't cooperate with AC current. It messes ...
by John.Zibell
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2320

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

Oldav8tor

Just use the bearing in the same race it ran on. As long as you keep the bearings matched you will be good.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lotsa Model T s On Made For TV Movie ....
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Lotsa Model T s On Made For TV Movie ....

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is good to hear the second season will be starting. I enjoyed season one and was hoping it would continue.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2320

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

I would not recommend using the old outer races. It is best to replace with new bearing and race. The outer race may look good, but the wear on it may not match the angle of the new bearing.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: 1926 Ford Model T

Thanks for the friendly reception My English is not that good but the 1926 is the same as the 1927 Model T or did the 1926 not have this carburetor? I have a problem with the first gear at the beginning he was still only now no adhesion is there anymore. Only second gear and reverse functions Are t...
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?

If nothing else, go to the Aerodrome. The WWI aircraft are a sight to behold. If they have enough in attendance they put on one heck of an air show flying the vintage air planes.
by John.Zibell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: 1926 Ford Model T

With that vaporizer carburetor it may be a 1927. Take a look at the engine and frame numbers. The frame number will be on top of the right hand frame just in front of the passenger seat. Post that number and someone here can tell you the date it was made. Also top wood kits are available from the US...
by John.Zibell
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 2427

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

Agree Dan. Questions about a trailer for your T should be considered on topic.
by John.Zibell
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schedule for changing coolant?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Schedule for changing coolant?

Change when needed. These test strips will tell you when it is time. https://www.amazon.com/Cool-Trak-311519 ... B000MIUJMO Only work with the green stuff.
by John.Zibell
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Changing a bad day with a good attitude
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: FJ - Changing a bad day with a good attitude

Jim,
Thanks for sharing that. A great looking car. Wish I afford one like that. The town I grew up in a guy collected Packards. I've like them since then.
by John.Zibell
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Axle Mystery Part
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Yes, home made breather. I'd attach a long hose with a loop in it and attach the upper end up high to prevent water entering the rear end.
by John.Zibell
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Remember Me
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Remember Me

On other sites, the "Remember Me" function is only for the user name and you must log in to the site each time you visit. If you use Firefox, just click in the user name box and it will appear. If you don't log out, the site should kick you out for security when you close the browser or go to anothe...
by John.Zibell
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Internal Server Error
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Internal Server Error

Jeff,

Just got that error trying to view some topics. Hit back button, then the link again and got to the topic.
by John.Zibell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2255

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Good study. Heat best followed by liquid wrench and then home made acetone and atf.. The expensive Kroil, not so good. Thanks for posting the study.
by John.Zibell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3225

Re: Oil Leak Help

jagiven wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:50 am
When the Starter was rebuilt, I installed new cork gaskets for both the Starter and Bendix cover. I could double check that the screws are all tight.
Did you use any sealant? Also paper gaskets may be better in those locations. Cork compresses and my cause a leak in those areas.
by John.Zibell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3225

Re: Oil Leak Help

I wouldn't recommend the neoprene o-ring on the drain plug. Getting the plug tight would damage the o-ring, and if you don't damage the o-ring the plug won't be tight enough and may fall out, losing all oil. stick with the copper gasket. As for the other leaks, just chase them one at a time. The Ben...
by John.Zibell
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help a T Novice Understand Greasing
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Re: Help a T Novice Understand Greasing

My grandfather had a T when he was a young man and he used to say that if it wasn't dripping oil from some location, it needed oil. I guess that still holds true. My plan is to spend some time under the car periodically wiping up excess oil. Just put drip pans under the car where you park it. Other...
by John.Zibell
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3808

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

Hi Jeff and Chris. Not one forum not available today. Thanks for the good work.
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New error message started today (Wednesday 30 Jan)
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: New error message started today (Wednesday 30 Jan)

I was able to get in just now. Usually if I don't log in I can see everything. As soon as I log in I get the forum not available.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New error message started today (Wednesday 30 Jan)
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: New error message started today (Wednesday 30 Jan)

Also got that error at 4:52 PM central time.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: MTFCA member display bold?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: MTFCA member display bold?

I'm also having that issue.
by John.Zibell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: Compression test

Install the hand crank or a starter and yes you can perform a compression test. You sure won't need to make sure the throttle is open!! Do remove all spark plugs to make it easier to turn over on either the starter or hand crank. You will only have compression on the cylinder where the gauge is inst...
by John.Zibell
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Key ?
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Model T Key ?

Is there a number stamped on the switch? It will be small and hard to see if there.
by John.Zibell
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 2445

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

For threaded fittings as in to the fuel tank and carburetor use this. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ezturnlube.php?clickkey=218206 The fitting doesn't have to be tight and it still won't leak. For straight compression fittings the rubber fuel hose pieces work well. Available from ve...
by John.Zibell
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love the new WEBSITE!
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Love the new WEBSITE!

Agree. Much more capable site.
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

4 sticky posts aren't bad. Also they are good for reference for folks just joining or getting up to speed. On a forum where I'm a moderator one of the sections (yes it is that big) has sticky topics for most of the first page.
by John.Zibell
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2439

Re: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?

I only use a patch plug on tubeless tires. The location of the hole is near the edge, but I think far enough away to try. The tire has to be removed from the rim as it is applied from the inside. I've installed several on motorcycle tires. see: https://www.amazon.com/Hanperal-24Pcs-Rubber-Repair-Pat...
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: PM's
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: PM's

d stroud wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Yep Jeff, I've done all of that, still don't see anywhere to add my email address though. :? Dave
Click on your name from the forum page, Look under"User Control Panel" "Profile" then "Edit account settings"
by John.Zibell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: mySQL is locking on server
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: mySQL is locking on server

We have also had quite a few problems with Private Messaging with messages not sent or sitting in Outbox. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought with phpBB that messages sit in the Outbox until they are read? Once read they are moved to Sent. Correct Walter. Also the recipient isn't notified by em...
by John.Zibell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Generator slow to start charging.
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Generator slow to start charging.

Also that 10 amp charge is not good for the battery. I would recommend adjusting the third bust down to a nominal voltage ( I think some recommend 3 amps) or changing over to one of the Fun Projects voltage regulators. I've always use a voltage regulator so I'm no expert on cut outs.
by John.Zibell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: print size
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: print size

You may want to send him a PM. I doubt he has time to look at all the topics.
by John.Zibell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Classified Vehicles ‘Post Reply’ button ??
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Classified Vehicles ‘Post Reply’ button ??

This is one area the powers to be closed to non members of the Model T club. While you can't post a reply you can send a PM to the seller by clicking on there name or the balloon after the "contact" in the information box on the right. Interesting, I don't see a reply button either and I'm a member...
by John.Zibell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NO PHOTOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1368

Re: NO PHOTOS

Just to see if a jpg can be posted. This one is 6.6 Mb. Looks like they can on the forum, but so far not in a PM.
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by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Where can I reed how to post a picture ???
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Where can I reed how to post a picture ???

Look below the text area of the private message. There is an box "add files" but apparently jpg files aren't allowed. That is something Chris will need to fix. I can see that PDF is allowed but I don't know of other formats that can be uploaded.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Differential oil leak

Only good way I know for sure is to open it up again. A new sealer is designed for gear oil that might be better than Ultra black for this application. Something like this. https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/per ... /7740016-P
by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

What you are suggesting isn't a bad start. If you have some kind of portable space heater aim it at the T. That also might help. If you have a small electric heater, place it under the engine and perhaps cover with a blanket or moving pad. Something to help retain heat. Hope you can get her going.
by John.Zibell
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Secret to successful PM's?
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Secret to successful PM's?

Perhaps setting the e-mail notification as a default would be a good thing. Folks are accustomed to getting e-mail notification. That is something the board administrator might be able to accomplish.
by John.Zibell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Edit posts
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Edit posts

ChrisB wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:33 am
The time limit for editing a post is 60 minutes.

We don't want it to be longer in case if someone disputes what you said and then you change it.

An Admin can always change it for you if you message us.

Chris
Chris, that 60 minutes is pretty short. On my other forum there is no time limit.
by John.Zibell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Secret to successful PM's?
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Secret to successful PM's?

Bill,

They came through. You have to log into the forum to see you have messages. It even lets you know if one of your posts was quoted. Apparently you don't get an e-mail notification that you have a private message waiting.
by John.Zibell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Edit posts
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Edit posts

Is there a way to edit post that you make? I've looked around and can't find a way. I'm a moderator on a motorcycle forum and posters can edit their threads and as moderator I can do quite a bit with them. edit. Just found that by going to user control panel you can edit your post by clicking on the...
by John.Zibell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pedal Shaft Sealing
Replies: 21
Views: 1920

Re: Pedal Shaft Sealing

The guy that rebuilt my engine and transmission added a grease fitting to the hogs head for the low pedal shaft. Since oil wouldn't be getting there because of the o-rings he added at all the cams. It might be something you should consider.
by John.Zibell
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: phpBB Forum options question - "Mark Read"
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: phpBB Forum options question - "Mark Read"

Chris, I'm sure you've got a ton on your plate getting this thing up and running. Here's one for the nice-to-have list. Does phpBB have an option for a button or checkbox or some way to mark a topic as "read" without having to go into it. I know that when I log on, my eyes go straight to the topics...
by John.Zibell
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: MTFCA Google search possible with new forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: MTFCA Google search possible with new forum?

Just tried this using the new address http://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com but came up empty. I think the search feature on this new software will be robust enough the "Google" searches will be a thing of the past. I just tried the forum search engine and it is relatively quick.