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by CudaMan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Good Start on Model T Tool Kit on eBay Right Now
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Good Start on Model T Tool Kit on eBay Right Now

I have no connection to the ad or seller, just posting the link here in case someone is just starting out trying to accumulate a kit of Ford T tools.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-S ... Sw4T1fnHTs
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: American Vintage Rims

I emailed Stephen at vintagerimsaus.com for a picture of his current 30 x 3.5 inch, 4 lug rim offering and he sent me the attached picture. The lugs are of the later configuration with the tapered profile and no "foot" extending back from the lug. He can supply rims either in bare steel or zinc plat...
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 5z197. Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: 5z197. Sold

Hello Mike, did someone else beat me to the wrench? I sent you an email and have not received a reply, either in my inbox or my spam folder.
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: American Vintage Rims

Allan, if you have one of your local source rims, can you post some pictures here, especially of the lugs? Thanks!
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Spoke and hub issue
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: 13T - Spoke and hub issue

The cracked spokes and wood that you can chip out with a fingernail tells me that your spokes have reached the end of their useful life, IMO. It looks like you have Hayes felloes. Be aware that Hayes felloes take a slightly longer spoke: https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800HS-HY.aspx If you decide t...
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: American Vintage Rims

Allan, is your local manufacturer Standweld? They are the clincher rim supplier for Universal Tire and Coker Tire.
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 5z197. Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: 5z197

I'm interested, email sent. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 24
Views: 1069

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Good article!

IMO, if battery technology continues to improve, those cordless tire pumps show real promise.
by CudaMan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: American Vintage Rims

I saw that Chaffin's shows new rims in their 2020 catalog, so I contacted them. They said they're sold out and have given up trying to get a new shipment from American Vintage Rims. They said they did finally get an answer back to their calls and got a familiar story - the owner of the business has ...
by CudaMan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Steel Felloes

If you don't get a reply here, try contacting Mark at Model T Haven, he might have some.

https://vintagecarsandparts.com/
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 18
Views: 580

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

I found a floor grate with a flapper door that I liked on eBay, so I installed it on the passenger side floor board and used some of the wrapped aluminum manifold heat tubing available at most auto parts stores. I slit the tubing part way and wrapped it around a section of exhaust pipe to send the h...
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Shutoff Valve
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Fuel Shutoff Valve

Usually, with the valve installed on the car, the handle pointing towards the engine is OFF and the handle pointing towards the fuel line is ON. There is another way to verify it for sure: Is it installed on the car? If yes, put a bucket under the carb and open the drain valve at the bottom of the c...
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: American Vintage Rims

I see the name of the proprietor of American Vintage Rims is Mark McLaren, I sent him an email expressing interest in a set of his 30 x 3.5 inch 4 lug rims. No response yet, I hope Mark is OK. I see that the proprietor of McLaren Manufacturing (wire wheels) is John McLaren. On the chance that they m...
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1034

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

I have an original 1915 edition of the book "Ford Methods and the Ford Shops" and can't recall seeing a section talking about the usage of wood crates or scraps. It may be in there somewhere, but unfortunately the book doesn't have an index to make it easy to find. I read the body section of the boo...
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

By the way, the bag that the vendors sell to store the side curtains when they aren't being used isn't correct either. Here is an older thread about the configuration of the current vendor roll versus an original Ford curtain roll: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/865043.html?1526061917 L...
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open Car Top Boots
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Open Car Top Boots

I was asked offline about top boots for open cars. Using Google to search for old threads on the subject, I came up with these: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/606536.html?1455820509 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/427453.html?1394207633 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/5...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

To answer one of your questions, I am very happy with my custom side curtains from Classstique. If I had known better at the time, I would have mounted my side mirror higher on the windshield post like most folks do and as seen in period pictures. It's too late now, my driver side curtain has a notc...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: My 1910 running again.

Great videos! Thanks for sharing them, Darel. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guy is building a 1913 body from scratch
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Guy is building a 1913 body from scratch

Impressive! He has more talent and patience than I do. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

I don't know if it's true for 1923 and up, but the front lower corner on the front side curtains on earlier cars with oil lamps had loops that went around the lamps instead of the hooks. Here is another earlier thread that shows how I fastened my side curtains. I had them custom made by Classtique t...
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Larry and others have shared detailed photos of their OEM Ford side curtains before:

https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=2907

viewtopic.php?t=9772
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: My 1910 running again.

Darel, when I try to view the videos it says that they are private. Please reset the access permission on them to "public", thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Be aware that the hooks on the windshield posts are different sizes, the upper ones are long and curved, the lower ones are shorter and straighter. The vendors carry the short one, but the long ones are harder to find. Short hook: https://www.modeltford.com/item/7831B.aspx Picture of the long hook:
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: My 1910 running again.

One way to do a video is to post it to Youtube with access set to "public", then paste a link to it in your post, like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlbuvDeURug
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Here's a diagram from elsewhere on the forum. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the files once they have downloaded onto your computer. The diagrams don't show a common sense fastener in the middle of the interface between the front & rear curtains, but you might want to add one, like this picture...
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring Harness Question
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Wiring Harness Question

"Best" wiring diagram for a later starter equipped car, showing where to put the fuse:
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Tool Box and Ford Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Wanted: Tool Box and Ford Tools

If you mean a metal running board tool box, I'm pretty sure they were all period aftermarket, not supplied by Ford. Regarding the tools, check the link below for the tools section of the MTFCA Encyclopedia, or get a copy of "Model T Ford - the Car That Changed the World" and look near the back at th...
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing front crossmember
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Replacing front crossmember

I was going to post a like to Steve Jelf's old thread, but I see that someone already has. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 68
Views: 3368

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

I pulled Betsy's winter front and hood blanket out of storage and installed them on the car today. A little early, but the winter front flap exposes the entire radiator opening when it's rolled up, so theoretically it could stay on year round. The camera flash makes the vinyl look gray, but it is bl...
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

41,495,239 - Are you sure you don't have an extra digit inserted? The highest engine number called out in Bruce's book is 15,176,888.
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: Advice needed

Jonah, unless you have money to burn on tools, I would sure take up John Iaccino on his offer to do your spindles and steering arms for free if you send them to him. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: Advice needed

The reamer that the vendors sell is a line reamer, it ensures that the two bushings are reamed exactly parallel to each other so that the spindle bolt has a tight fit yet can turn easily. If you remove one old bushing at a time you can use the remaining old bushing to align the reamer for the first ...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Those are rebound straps, they limit the amount of rebound from the springs over bumps. Reduces the "ejection seat" effect. They were a period accessory. I made mine from the beefiest leather belts that I could find at Walmart. They go over the frame. I have them on the front and rear, they actually...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

If you only plan to drive locally and you can take all of your local hills in high, then the need for a Ruckstell is minimal --- except for those times when you're climbing a hill in high and someone in front of you slows down to turn and kills all of your momentum. Then you can either creep up the ...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

Check out his website, he has lots of old cars besides Fords. At times, he's offered antique Cadillacs, EMFs, and others. Right now he has an incomplete Brush project for sale. He also is a collector of old Edison and other phonographs.
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster pick up-Old photo
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Roadster pick up-Old photo

Neat pic! Love the one-man top retrofit with straps and the rear side curtains, I often drive mine with only the rear side curtains installed.
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3Z-601 wrench FS
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: 3Z-601 wrench FS

I looked it up in Bruce's book, it is the same as a 5Z-210, flywheel cap screw wrench. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digitizing Wood Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Digitizing Wood Plans

There are some wood plans online here:

http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/woodplans/default.htm
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: 1909 Fords

Of the 2003 Z/28 Camaros built, 4165 remain. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 896

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

I was changing the oil on my daily driver once and forgot to re-install the drain plug. 5 quarts of new oil went right through the engine onto the floor. :o
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traffic Light Finders
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Not period looking, but check out lightinsight.com. They offer a flat plastic fresnel lens that sticks to the inside of your windshield using only water.

https://lightinsight.com/install/
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Z tools
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Z tools

Ralph, I'll take them. Sending you a PM with my info. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Excellent! Looks like the whole family is excited. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digitizing Wood Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Digitizing Wood Plans

Contact his widow, last I heard she was planning on continuing to offer the plans.

viewtopic.php?t=8472
by CudaMan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves

Yes, it is a Schrader 888 stem (same diameter and thread as a 777, but a bit shorter). A 777 rim nut and dust cover will fit and it will look identical to a 777 until the dust cover is removed. I have no connection to the ad or the seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Model-T-Ford-Brass-era-Tir...
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21

Metal firewalls weren't OEM until 1923, so all 1921s would have come with wood firewalls.

If you don't care about originality, I suppose a 1923 low metal firewall might fit.
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Model T Registry ?

If there was a registry, I wouldn't put my data in it because my info is in too many databases as it is. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carb needle adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: carb needle adjustment

Are you saying that the car dies with more than 1/2 turn open, or the needle is physically stopped from turning more than 1/2 turn open? If it's the latter, there is a slotted packing nut that the needle passes through. Try loosening the nut to allow for easier/more turning of the needle. Don't go t...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! DUPONT PAINT NUMBER FOR YELLOW WIRE SPOKED WHEELS!
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: HELP!!! DUPONT PAINT NUMBER FOR YELLOW WIRE SPOKED WHEELS!

The MTFCI Judging Guidelines, 7th edition shows a "Straw" wire wheel color that is Ditzler 526. That's the closest thing to a yellow in the table. This web page shows cross references for that color code, it shows the Dupont equivalent to be 43353. http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?di...
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: A steam powered Model T? On Craigslist for the person who needs everything.

Interesting! I posted a link to the ad on the Steam Automobile Club of America forum.
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!

Chaffin's Garage shows them in their 2020 catalog, part number 3416D, page 101. You might want to give them a call.

https://www.chaffinsgarage.com/
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Cotter pins tips

Here are photos of my Craftsman extractor. I hardly ever use it, I usually use the needle nose pliers first. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Cotter pins tips

For removal, I straighten out the ends as much as possible, insert one jaw of a pair of needle nose pliers into the loop, close the jaws to clamp onto the loop, and pry or if necessary hammer on the pliers. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: head bolts

And please wear eye protection when you blow out the holes, because the crud will come shooting out right into your eyes and face! :) If I wanted to run the longest bolts I could get away with for maximum thread engagement in the block while keeping them from being too long for good clamping of the ...
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 t rear axel rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: 23 t rear axel rebuild

If you decide to buy new axle shafts from Chaffin's, ask them if they have a good set of side gears that they can press onto the new shafts for you before they ship them to you. Saves you the hassle of pressing them on yourself. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Aviation Gas
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Aviation Gas

Yes, your T will run on 100LL. Your exhaust will smell different and you may have to run more spark advance due to the lower burn rate. Your spark plugs will foul faster and your exhaust system will corrode eventually due to lead deposits. Think back to spark plug and exhaust system life on cars fro...
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor

Jacking one side at a time out near the wheel is fine, or you can make a cradle like some shown in this older thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1500086106
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor

Did you notice the "Ford Faithful" oiling system transmission cover? I wonder if he has the rest of the system (I sent him a link to the kit on Lang's site). :)
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting TT, ugh....
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Hard starting TT, ugh....

Scott, thanks for the call and the update. Glad to hear that you got your starting issues resolved. Now that you are talking about getting a larger 12V lead/acid battery, hooking up your one wire 12V alternator, and adding wiring to your TT, here are some diagrams that may be of help. Starter equipp...
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor

Yes, looks like a "doll it up and flip it" kind of job. He did mention "getting it running" as part of the plan in the first video. The new owner will have to undo a lot to do the job right. That said, what is there will be better preserved under the layers of rust convertor and clear coat and the c...
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Stumbled Upon this Youtube Restoration Series - Model T Fordor

I was browsing Youtube and stumbled upon this, part 1 of a series. I haven't finished watching the whole series yet. The use of the pressure washer on the interior and electrics gave me the chills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v929yjF2jrw
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!
Replies: 44
Views: 1973

Re: '27 Fordor Restore......# 5 !!!

Great project! I know you'll do a great job.

Based on your previous projects, this one will likely progress at warp speed!
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Magazine
Topic: Another Wonderful Issue of the Vintage Ford!
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Another Wonderful Issue of the Vintage Ford!

I just got my copy of the September/October 2020 Vintage Ford, what a great issue!

Best of luck to Susan on her second "retirement", and congratulations to Noah on his latest promotion! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

Correct. I have noticed that the tab with the hole for the front bow to fit in when the top is down does tend to rub on the inside of the top material. It actually wore a small hole in one side of my top over the years, so I had to sew on a patch from the inside. You can't see the hole with the top ...
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting TT, ugh....
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Hard starting TT, ugh....

Hi Scott, Mark Strange here. I enjoyed our telephone conversation this morning. Sorry I missed your first call, I was out on the bike trail. Along the theme of making sure that the Truefire is getting adequate power, check the terminals at the bottom of the coil box and make sure they are shiny and ...
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1912 all brass Victor/Corcoran carbide generator
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: WTB: 1912 all brass Victor/Corcoran carbide generator

There is a Corcoran carbide generator listed on the HCCA Classifieds, The ad doesn't say what car or year it is for.

https://www.hcca.org/classifieds.php?parts
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting TT, ugh....
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Hard starting TT, ugh....

Scott, I replied to your PM. My Betsy runs a Kingston L4 carb and a Truefire ignition. Mine starts fine with the timing lever fully up. My timing is set so that the #1 spark plug fires when the lever is fully up and the #1 piston is 1/8 inch down the bore after top dead center on the firing stroke (...
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 708

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Does that test lamp have its own separate ground? If so, you just proved that you have strong voltage on the positive side of the bulb, but a poor or no ground. If time is short and you just need to "get her done" temporarily, run a separate ground wire from the shell of the socket to a clean, bare ...
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 will not start!
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: My 1910 will not start!

True, but the coil box is indeed 1234. The 1243 wiring is done at the timer. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 will not start!
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: My 1910 will not start!

Steve Jelf had similar issues with his fresh 1915 Runabout engine. If I recall, he squirted a little oil into each cylinder to help the rings seal better so that the engine would pull more vacuum through the carburetor on initial fire-up.
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4469

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I unwrapped Betsy's side curtains and put them on the car today to stretch out. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

I stand corrected, thanks Steve! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

Mark me down as skeptical that the pump will work without the fitting that depresses the Schrader valve core. Let us know how it goes. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Interesting tool

From an older thread:
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

If your check valve ball is missing or non functional, the vendors sell a check valve assembly that screws onto the end of the pump hose.

https://www.modeltford.com/item/2338CV.aspx
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

You have a point, Larry. When I decide to use the Model A washers, I'll figure out a way to quickly and reliably cut them down to the Model T width and shape. Message to the Model T vendors - how about finding out the manufacturer of these Model A washers and seeing if they can stamp out a version w...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

Oops, sorry!

I ordered bridge washer A1501WW. The nut is A1500N. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

Full synthetic MIGHT work, but IMO it would be a waste of money. Remember, Model Ts don't have an oil filter, so you will need to change the oil more often than a more modern car. Of course, if you have a source for FREE full synthetic oil, the money aspect is moot. Is anyone running full synthetic ...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?
Replies: 30
Views: 805

Re: What oil do I use in my T? 5w? 60w?

Here we go, thanks for asking! It has been said here many times that almost any modern oil you can buy is WAY better than the oil that was available when Model Ts were new. Others will disagree, but I run modern 10W-30 in the summertime and 5W-30 in the winter based on an old recommendation from Roy...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

Update - I ordered four of the Model A bridge washers and nuts from Mike's A-fordable Model A parts and good news, the hole in the bridge washer and the threads on the nut are Schrader 777 stem size! The Model A bridge washer has the correct round sealing ring, but is wider than a standard Schrader ...
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4469

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Do you have or will you be fabricating a cap piece for the rest of the rail to match the height of the little section in front of the top pivot brackets?
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: starting an engine on a stand
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: starting an engine on a stand

Once it starts, be prepared for it to bounce a bit and creep around the floor unless you have it strapped down. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Need Help-How to Post Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Need Help-How to Post Photos

Usually, if you can get your photos onto the same PC as you are using to look at the forum, you can just click on the photo and drag it into the text box, that's all I did with this picture:
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow pivots
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: top bow pivots

What you show in your pictures pretty much matches other pictures that I have seen in older forum threads:
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4469

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I just measured one and it measured 0.020" thick. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4469

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Richard, that looks great, well done! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

Dan ended up buying the pair pictured in my post. Thanks Dan and MTFCA! :)