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by CudaMan
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I took the lower windshield of the Flanders to the local glass shop yesterday to have the laminated glass replaced, it had cracks in both lower corners. I also took my spare E&J side lamp door to a jewelry repair shop, it needs to have its closing clasp fittings moved so that it will fit on the oppo...
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

With the top removed as a unit and the upholstery out, I decided to work on the floor boards. The original boards were split in several places, chopped full of holes, and had patches on top of patches, so I decided to make new boards out of premium 5/8 plywood for better strength in all directions. ...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Dressing the period part

I wear my newsboy cap every time I drive my T. It hangs on the choke knob when not in use. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 57
Views: 2093

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

I just looked, my Nov/Dec issue of the Vintage Ford hasn't shown up yet in Hillsboro, MO. :(

I have the Nov/Dec issue of the Model T Times, haven't seen the Jan/Feb issue yet.

I did get the Jan/Feb issue of the HCCA Gazette today. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Physically hard to Crank

I hadn't heard the one about shims causing binding or drag over time. Is your car stored outdoors or in an un-heated garage? If so, there are some things you can do to reduce the cranking effort. 1. Leave the brake lever fully forward when the car is parked. This squeezes the oil from between the cl...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tool Roll with Tools on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Tool Roll with Tools on Ebay

For those that were looking for a complete tool kit - I have no connection to the ad or seller:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1913-1922-MODE ... Sw~mdf-faI
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Website Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Rootlieb Website Down?

I checked again this morning and the site is back up. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!

Update - I found a set of five on Ebay - they'll need some cleaning up, but they'll do the job. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

Very interesting, thank you for posting that picture! The key piece appears to be the rim nut. Its inner threads must match Schrader 777, while the outer threads on its top must match the Schrader 726 size so that the reproduction dust cover can screw on. The rim nuts that I have have inner threads ...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Search is just using the first word of my search phrase
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Search is just using the first word of my search phrase

I can't comment about the forum search software, but I use Google for my searches of the forum. Just add "MTFCA" to your search string, for example:

"what oil to use mtfca"

:)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

I don't have any covers yet, hoping to find some originals. If you have some reproduction covers that successfully screw onto the tops of original rim nuts, please post pictures, I would love to see them. Larry is right, when an incorrect reproduction part is made, it forces the creation of other in...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

Thanks, whatever you have would be appreciated. They need to be at least 2 1/4 inches tall to fit over a 777 stem. There are shorter ones (2 inches) around that fit an 888 stem, but are too short for a 777 stem.
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!

I just purchased five of the new reproduction knurled rim nuts from Dan McEachern, now I'm looking for five of the original brass dust covers that screw onto the top of the rim nuts, does anyone have a set? My understanding is that the current reproduction knurled dust covers thread directly onto th...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Website Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Rootlieb Website Down?

I tried to go to the Rottlieb website and It says the website can't be found, is it a temporary outage, or did they take it down for good?
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

The side lamps have been sold to brassford, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

True story - when I was still working at a large defense firm, one of my young direct reports was complaining that a co-worker was not responding to their emails. Of course, I suggested that they pick up the phone and call the person. They said in horror, "Oh no, that's way too formal."! So, with so...
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

Brassford, I sent a reply to your PM regarding the side lamps, please check for it, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

The Neverout license bracket (Item G) has been sold to Rick, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

Dan, I sent you a reply to your query on the Splitdorf coil units (items H and I), look for it, thanks! :)

Update - the Splitdorf coil units (items H and I) have been sold to Dan, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

The speedometer bracket (Item E) is sold to Austin, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 413

OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

As is normal for car projects, I have accumulated some parts that I won't be using on my Flanders 20. They came with the car, but have been replaced with more correct or better parts. Maybe somebody will want them for their project? The two Splitdorf transformer/switch units (items H and I) don't se...
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Watchout
Replies: 21
Views: 1809

Re: Watchout

I hope I'm not around to see it, but some day people will not be able to function in society without Borg implants. :O
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Field Coil Tape

Check with Steve Jelf, he is rebuilding a field coil right now and may be able to tell you where he got his tape. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

On that type of basket, I was told to put the carbide in the V shaped trough, not in the bottom of the basket. I guess it will work either way. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I removed the top, then tore the upholstery out of it today and boxed it up to send to Elizabeth at Class-it-Up for use as patterns. Now gluing round toothpicks in all of the holes left by the tacks. The body wood and brackets are in amazing shape. I'm on my tablet right now, but I'll edit this post...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 122
Views: 18705

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Richard, I love seeing your fabrication projects, they're inspiring! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Edison spark plugs

I have a set of Edison 14s in my 1924 cut off touring, I like them. I installed them in 2013 and haven't touched them or looked at them since. I have three Edison 13s, but I haven't run them yet, so I can't compare them to the 14s.. If I can find a fourth one I might try them in my 1912 Flanders 20 ...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909: How red was red?
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: 1909: How red was red?

I wonder if this site could be of any help:

https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Update - Santa was very good to me in 2020, I managed to find a correct set of E&J side lamps, E&J tail lamp and reproduction Neverout license bracket, E&J acetylene generator, and Splitdorf transformer box for the Flanders 20. The red button on the coil box switch makes and breaks the primary curre...
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1355

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Happy birthday Stan! :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck fuel shut off valves
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: Stuck fuel shut off valves

I take the center out of mine once a month and lube it with EZ turn, works great. :)

https://www.modeltford.com/item/2902LUB.aspx
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator petcock
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Radiator petcock

The thread pitch is 28 tpi, it's part of the standard for 1/8 pipe. A regular 28tpi tap won't work, regular taps are designed to cut straight sided holes. The pipe tap has a special taper shape so that the threads get tighter as you screw the fitting in, that's why you don't want to cut too deep.
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator petcock
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Radiator petcock

Get a 1/8 inch pipe tap and tap the hole a bit further. Sneak up on it so that you don't go too far.

Another tip - put some grease in the flutes of the tap to catch the chips and keep them from falling into the radiator or onto the floor. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!

I touched up several spots on the Flanders today and the color match is perfect! The counter person and color scanning machine did a great job. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!

The chassis and undercarriage of my 1912 Flanders 20 is a rather dark, yellowish cream color and needs a lot of touch-up. I removed and cleaned up my license plate holder as best I could to use as a color reference. I could have gone to a dedicated automotive paint store, but on a whim I decided to ...
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1113

Re: Steaming Radiator

One gallon of mix isn't enough to get the thermosiphon action working, IMO. Pour in another gallon of mix, then check the level to make sure that it covers at least the tops of the radiator tubes. I usually fill mine until the level is up to the bottom of the splash guard at the bottom of the radiat...
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Hot Air Pipe

I have not had good results with the reproduction hot air pipes. The originals aren't that hard to find, check on Ebay or post a wanted ad on the Classifieds. Your '26 should have the one-piece pipe as shown here:
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Got these two out for the last time this year.
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Got these two out for the last time this year.

Nice! I sold my 1971 Plymouth GTX earlier this year and used the money to buy a 1912 Flanders 20. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering question
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Steering question

Check tie rod and drag link length versus the tables in these older posts?

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1317650782

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1347321800
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2389

Re: Shipping T parts

I think Jim has the best advice. Constantly checking tracking won't make the packages move any faster, it just adds further anxiety. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Susan's retirement day is December 17th !!
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Susan's retirement day is December 17th !!

Best of luck, health, and happiness in retirement, Susan! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Considering the hardware store bracing on the front of the crank snout, and how hard it is to crank the engine (makes me wonder what its compression ratio is), I've started thinking about rigging up a Cub Cadet or other lawn tractor starter/generator to drive the flywheel via a belt. Does anyone her...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Walker radiator

The killer on the radiator side is that the technology of the high volume OEMs has changed. Modern cars have aluminum radiators with plastic tanks. As sketchy as that sounds, they actually work quite well and hold up well under normal service. The neighborhood radiator shops that cater to brass and ...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT WTB - E&J Acetylene Generator and Base Mount - Found!
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: OT WTB - E&J Acetylene Generator and Base Mount - Found!

I got one from Guy, generator and base, thanks Guy! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2389

Re: Shipping T parts

Well, I got three of the dozen packages I am waiting for today, so things haven't locked up completely (yet). :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD: A Good Original E & J All Brass Carbide Generator With Original Mounting Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: For Sale: A Good Original E & J All Brass Carbide Generator With Original Mounting Bracket

Guy, I'll take it, sending you an email, please reply to it with payment instructions, thanks!

Edit - I see you take Paypal, I'll send payment immediately to your email address.

Edit - Just sent payment, included a little extra to cover any Paypal fees. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2389

Re: Shipping T parts

I have nearly a dozen packages hung up in the USPS system. Most have shown some movement in the past week, but one hasn't been updated in over two weeks. I sure hope that some postal supervisor with a jammed transfer facility doesn't tell his employees to dig a big hole, bulldoze all of the packages...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Every collector car acquisition has its share of "horrors" that need to be corrected. Well, I found the first "horror" on the Flanders 20 today, involving the engine. I saw this hardware store U-bolt and bracket when I first got the car, but thought it was just a cobble job somebody did to install a...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fab Fun in the shop Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Fab Fun in the shop Part 1

Well done! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT WTB - E&J Acetylene Generator and Base Mount - Found!
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: OT WTB - E&J Acetylene Generator and Base Mount

Thanks Hank, I'll keep you in mind in case someone comes forward with a tank but no mount. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT WTB - E&J Acetylene Generator and Base Mount - Found!
Replies: 4
Views: 338

OT WTB - E&J Acetylene Generator and Base Mount - Found!

Hello, I'm looking for a base mounted E&J acetylene generator and its base bracket for my 1912 Flanders 20. I have a Prestolite tank that needs restoration but I prefer the looks of the generator. Needs to be complete, a little tarnish and minor dings OK, but no tears or major dents. Thanks! Here ar...
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring - Truck Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Touring - Truck Conversion

Mine came with custom brackets for the rear fenders that provide clearance for the bed to tilt back. If you don't want the bed to tilt, then I'd bet that roadster rear fender brackets securely screwed to the wood body sills would work.
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Brake Adjustment question
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Hand Brake Adjustment question

Here is an alternate way to adjust the rod lengths if you want to try it. This method ensures that the rods aren't so long that they push the brake lever away from fully forward in high gear, which can cause clutch slippage in high.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1420743911
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

My arms and hands are sore from cleaning and scrubbing the drivetrain and undercarriage of the car, everything is caked with dirty, heavy grease. I did take time off from cleaning to pull a spark plug, boy did I get a surprise! The plugs are 1/2 inch pipe thread with a short reach, but four ground e...
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any tips on insurance?
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: Any tips on insurance?

I have my antique cars insured by Condon Skelly, I have been very happy with them. 12 years ago I stupidly scraped and pushed in the rear passenger side of my 1971 Plymouth GTX show car on one of those gas pump post barricades. Condon Skelly sent a local rep out to my house to assess the damage. I h...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Good news, the seller has asked me to return the damaged magneto for a full refund, so I'm processing the return through Ebay. The spare switch/coil/condenser unit showed up today in good condition, I'll do some electrical tests on it to see if it's any good. If not, there are several services that ...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Valve Weeping
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Sediment Bulb Valve Weeping

The vendors sell the whole sediment bulb unit, you could try calling them to see if they would sell just the handle. Of course, if the handle is that pitted, its socket may be pitted also.

https://www.modeltford.com/item/2902B.aspx
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I sent the seller a message and pics of the damage, we'll see what he/she says. As you said, if nothing else it can be a source of parts.

It's a Splitdorf Model D low tension magneto, in case someone here has one they'd be willing to sell. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car cover question
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Car cover question

IMO, you are wise to cover your car in the garage. Not only does the right cover reduce the accumulation of dust, it helps prevent scratches caused by people and other things moving around the garage and accidently rubbing against the car. California Car Cover company makes a special cover material ...
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Window glass
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Window glass

Here are scans from the Ford Windshield and Closed Body Glass booklet covering tourings and roadsters from 1915 through 1927. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Yes, the Flanders drivetrain certainly looks more beefy than a Model T. I'll have to measure the frame rails to see if the chassis itself is beefier. The brakes are certainly bigger! I'll look through my manuals and online to see if I can find a manufacturer's quoted shipping weight. One piece of ba...
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Spring Clamps with Correct Bolts & Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Front Spring Clamps with Correct Bolts & Nuts

That's why I posted the link. The OEM square heads have a thin round bottom, as if the heads were stamped into the end of a round shank. I gave up a pair of original bolts & nuts to R.V. Anderson to use as patterns/reference in exchange for a set of his current reproductions. His are close, they hav...
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Probably not, but I haven't rubbed through an inconspicuous spot yet to reveal the sequence of colors.
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Spring Clamps with Correct Bolts & Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Front Spring Clamps with Correct Bolts & Nuts

I saw these on Ebay, they appear to have the correct square headed bolts with rounded corners and the thin hex nuts. Replacements from the vendors have incorrect bolts/nuts. I have no connection to the ad or the seller, just posting the link here as a service. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-MODEL-T-FORD...
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Here are a few more pics of the car as I go over it more carefully. It's definitely a "20 footer", it has suffered 100 years of patching up and making do. It has its original Splitdorf Model D low tension magneto with a separate switch/coil/condenser unit, but they must not work because the car was ...
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Milt Webb is still among us!

Great news, thanks for the correction.
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Hershey

I certainly hope so, but I won't be making hotel reservations until I'm sure it's a go. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster is finally on the road!
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Speedster is finally on the road!

Ditto, looks great! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

LOL, sorry it passed right over me the first time. The cardboard is a reflex action, I put it under all my cars. Looks like that one fitting is the only leak so far. I checked the gas tank and it is empty. I saw a couple drops of coolant hanging from the underside of the car, but it hasn't dripped o...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT - Found - E&J Brass Tail Light for my 1912 Flanders 20
Replies: 0
Views: 179

OT - Found - E&J Brass Tail Light for my 1912 Flanders 20

My recently acquired 1912 Flanders 20 has E&J 366 headlights and E&J side lights, but it is missing its E&J tail light and mounting bracket. Does anyone have a proper period E&J tail light and its mounting bracket? If you only have the tail light, that's fine, it looks like the vendors sell a reprod...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Yes, there's a puddle! It's engine oil. The oil pan has two drain valves at its bottom and one of them is leaking slowly. Just one of hundreds of things that need to be fixed. The oiling system is very odd, it is splash like the Model T, but there is a large oil reservoir with a sight glass cast int...
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What day is Today - Did we forget?
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: What day is Today - Did we forget?

There is an interesting series of three videos on Youtube covering the raising and repairs on the ships that were damaged or sunk in the attack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB-V9cCSC8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlLCe1WNaIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eibt2gYuFD4
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Well, the car showed up today, hooray! See attached pics. I won't be starting the car anytime soon and I'll be sure to check the fan to see if turning it around would provide more clearance to the radiator before I attempt to run the engine. Initial activity will center around taking hundreds of pic...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Thanks, Stan. For the time being I have ground the handles of the priming cups I have down to a more rounded shape. Not perfect, but better. I sure hope that Hershey is a go for 2021, I'll certainly be on the prowl for some. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

I'm enjoying watching your progress, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: 1927 Model T Touring Putting the Top up

Here is what the front bow attachment looks like on my 1924 cut-off touring (now a pickup). Since this picture was taken I have nickel plated the windshield pivot wingnuts and painted the top clamp wingnuts black. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Good Deal on Model A Tudor on Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 253

OT - Good Deal on Model A Tudor on Craigslist

Saw this on Craigslist this morning, looks like a great deal for somebody.

https://springfieldil.craigslist.org/ct ... 63808.html
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory tops
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Factory tops

If you can find a copy of the book "Ford Methods and the Ford Shops", published in 1915, there is a chapter in there showing how the tops were installed. It was done on a moving line.
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Thanks Tim, sending you an email. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

Another aspect is how an individual car can seesaw between more and less period correct over a succession of owners. When I got my 1924, it had a bunch of Phillips screws and nylon locking nuts on it, which did the job but weren't "correct". I replaced them all as best I could with the correct hardw...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Thanks Mark G., you are correct. I already have four priming cups with the wrong style handles, I'm looking for any kind of valves with the correct handles so that I can swap them over to my priming cups. I did contact the owner of the website in your link, his priming cups are custom made to order ...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Thanks all for the valuable advice, comments, and corrections!

Does anyone have short, rounded handles like the one shown in my first pic so that I can use them on my priming cups? :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

I checked the Restoration Supply catalog and none of their valves have the correctly shaped handles. Here are a couple pictures of a different Flanders 20 (not mine) showing what the cylinder drip cups should look like, along with the drip cups I have with the incorrect handles. My drip cups are bra...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

David, I looked at Snyder's website and the gas valve they show has the longer, flattened handle. Do they carry the round handle style, but just don't show it on their website?
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Not yet, but I did find one valve on Ebay that looked like it had the correct handle, so I bought it, hopefully it will fit. If I have occasion to pass by a hardware store or plumbing supply, I'll certainly look. If anyone has a valve with the rounded handle and is willing to swap handles, I'd be ha...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles
Replies: 19
Views: 806

WTB - Four (4) Gas Shut Off Valves with Round Handles

Hello, I'm looking for four of these, Lang's is currently out of them and I haven't been able to find them on other supplier's websites. Actually, what I really need are the rounded handles, they match the style of handle on the drip cups that should be on my Flanders 20. My current drip cups have a...
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?

I like Edison 14s, but they are hard to find. Edison 13s will also work but are even harder to find and have dual ground electrodes if you prefer that feature. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster front floor mat
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: 1925 roadster front floor mat

I bought the Snyder's oversize mat and trimmed it to fit my 1925 touring body. It had more than enough extra material. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I think I may have figured out why the fan looks like it is on backwards. Looking at the EMF 30 website specifications page, it says that the EMF 30's magneto and water pump are gear driven off the crankshaft and that the fan is belt driven off the water pump. If the Flanders 20 is the same, then th...