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by CudaMan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 57
Views: 3017

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Continuing with my winterfront project, I finished cutting out all of the vinyl pieces and bought some heavy interfacing (backing) material to help give the vinyl some stiffness so that it will hold its shape (except for the roll-up center flap, of course). I also sewed the pieces together for the s...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: Which is correct?

The service manual illustrations show the nuts to the rear on both axles. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 57
Views: 3017

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

I'm cutting out the pieces of black vinyl needed to make a winter front for Betsy. The sides will have more seams than absolutely necessary, but I wanted to make maximum use of the material I have available. I still need to cut out the part for the center roll-up flap and make a strap to hold the fl...
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 57
Views: 3017

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Mark, thank you for posting those winter front pictures! I may try to make one like it on my old sewing machine using some top material I have around. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The red is gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: The red is gone?

Are you logged in? The site can only know which ones you have read and which you haven't if it knows who you are by logging in. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Click on Larry's name in one of the linked threads and send him a PM. There may also be an option on the PM screen to send him an email directly.
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Larry also posted pics of the original roll that the side curtains were wrapped in, the bag that the vendors sell is not correct. I ended up making my own roll using the dimensions that Larry provided. His thread is in the forum somewhere, if I find it I will edit this post and add a link. :) Links!...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Still more pics of NOS 1925 roadster side curtains:
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

That's why you need to contact Larry directly. Be aware that some of the correct fasteners (Anzo) are very hard to find these days. Most folks use "lift the dot" fasteners instead. In the meantime, here are some pictures of NOS 1925 roadster side curtains that were posted elsewhere on the forum a wh...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Larry Smith has a 1925 roadster pickup and made his own side curtains using Ford factory drawings, he is the expert on the correct fasteners and their locations:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1239027671

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1305234662
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

Here's the thread where Mark O. shows the use of the OEM puller (the one he later sold). :)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1487704581
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Homecoming?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: 2020 Homecoming?

Thanks Tom, I should have looked there first. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Homecoming?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

2020 Homecoming?

Any info on homecoming 2020? No update on the home page yet. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

I have a puller just like your big one. It used to be my "go to" persuader until I got my press. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: What shackle is this?

They look like modern replacements to me. They may work fine as long as you have oilers on your springs and perches, they just won't look OEM. The design with nuts and cotter pins on both ends looks stronger to me than some of the modern repops with pressed-in splined shafts on one end. Those can lo...
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Looks like you're making good progress. Those wishbone ball cap studs/nuts need to be wired to each other, not cotter pinned. If you use cotter pins, the nuts will be retained on the studs, but the studs can still back out from the pan. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/762688.html?1497125...
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 60
Views: 2340

Re: Update :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Donnie, when you're ready, let us in the first batch know what the cost is including shipping and how you want to be paid, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield attached Mirror Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Windshield attached Mirror Installation

I fitted one of those on my 1924. Probably wrong, but I only drilled the inside of the upper windshield frame and attached the mirror with a couple of slotted round head sheet metal screws. I have an original 1925 windshield frame that came with my 1925 touring body, it has factory drilled holes for...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925

The bottom hole of the bracket is bolted to the body using one of the door latch bolts. Look or measure to see which bracket has a lower hole that lines up with the door latch. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: model T values

I agree with Scott, for your first T, buy a well running car in good condition. You will be able to enjoy it immediately and there will still be plenty to do to in routine maintenance to keep you busy. Once you are fully familiar and confident working on and operating your first T, THEN you can star...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Touring-replace front windshield rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: 1927 Touring-replace front windshield rubber

On my 1924, the gasket between the cowl and the base of the lower windshield frame kept slipping out of place during installation, so I taped it down in a few strategic places with blue masking tape first. Once the windshield frame was in place, I was able to pull the masking tape out, leaving the g...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: plating
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: plating

You may already know this, but Model T parts were nickel plated from the factory, not chrome. I have had good luck using a Caswell nickel plating kit to plate my own small parts (after I clean and polish them of course, and no, I don't plate parts for other people). Here is a link to Caswell's websi...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new roller timer
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Installing new roller timer

Mark or remember which way the old roller is pointed so that you can install the new one in the same orientation. Some camshafts have the hole for the pin drilled all the way through, so it is possible to install the roller 180 degrees out if you aren't careful. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

I cut the uprights of my press and bolted in very beefy extensions with way oversize grade 8 bolts.

In retrospect, I could have also bolted extensions to the bottoms of the base irons. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Cimorelli contact?

No, I haven't had a need to try it, sorry. :(
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column and control rods
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Steering column and control rods

Since you have the later single piece gear case, yes, you have to bend the ears (after annealing them so that they don't break). Folks with the earlier two-piece gear cases could grind off the rivets holding the two parts of the case together and slide the rods out without bending the ears. http://w...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 766

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

Glad you fixed it and thanks for providing closure for this thread! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 276
Views: 11303

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

The MTFCI Judging Standards, Seventh Edition, says that splash shields (aprons) for 1915 had an "Embossed Curve" at the back end. For 1916, it says that splash shields (aprons) had an "Embossed Curve" at the back end and that by August 1916 the shield was modified to follow the lines of the new crow...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 57
Views: 3017

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Yup, a crack and extruded material on top where the sleeve carries the weight of the car, pretty much normal wear.

Please be sure to replace that spring steel reinforced inner seal with the modern neoprene seal, those steel "fingers" can rub on the axle shaft, creating an area for cracks to form. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Cimorelli contact?

There appears to be a way to contact the webmaster on the base site:

http://www.cimorelli.com/
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 hood former bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: 1915 hood former bolts

Don't step bolts usually have a somewhat larger diameter, but shorter height head on them than the equivalent carriage bolt?
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buckeye Jack
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Re: Buckeye Jack

Wow!

I'm watching (but won't be bidding on) the Ford screwdriver currently for auction there to see how high it goes. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Ten Commandments for antique cars

Shorter version of Jerry's commandment - Never total the bills! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission safety wire
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Transmission safety wire

After they've been checked for tightness, right? :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner

I found an air cleaner for an antique Clinton lawn tractor on Ebay and modified it to fit my T. My seat of the pants impression after three seasons of running is that the car has a small bit of extra power with the filter installed instead of the factory pre-heat tube. I do remove the filter and re-...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT- Project with interior paint & suppliers by YearOne
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: OT- Project with interior paint & suppliers by YearOne

Try SEM vinyl dye, available from real automotive paint stores. Be sure to also get and use the matching SEM prep spray, it cleans and gives the plastic some "tooth" so that the dye adheres firmly. That is what I used to change the interior color of my 1971 Plymouth GTX from green to black. It has h...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low pedal sticking.
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Low pedal sticking.

Check and if necessary adjust the length of your low speed link.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/89737.html
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

What a great name for a car! Glad you are making progress. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Two T Radiators and a Coil Box for Sale on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Two T Radiators and a Coil Box for Sale on HCCA Classifieds

I have no connection to the ad or the seller, just posting a link here as a service: :)

https://www.hcca.org/classifieds.php?parts
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 766

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

There's a light on this T that won't light on one side!
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1414

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

So that you don't have to fight the drag of thick oil between the high gear clutch plates. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield setting channel
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Windshield setting channel

Steve Jelf has attempted this, using particle board guides to hold the channel sides firmly in position during the bend. The threads talk about the need to anneal the brass first before attempting to bend it: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/757422.html?1495603227 http://www.mtfca.com/dis...
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Stem Comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Valve Stem Comparison

Thanks Larry! Here are some more pics that might be of interest. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2

Be aware that if you are running the commonly available 30 x 3 1/2 inch OVERSIZE tires (which are really 31 x 4), the chains will be pi (3.1416) inches too short. :)

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8455
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: location of the oil can

From what I understand, the proper location is under the seat or in the tool box with the tire pump and the rest of the Ford supplied tools.

Every T came with an oil can, but not with a holder.

That said, I bought an accessory holder and chose to mount my can on the passenger side firewall. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Coils
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: Ignition Coils

Dante, please take the lid off the coil box and take a picture of what is inside, that will settle whether it is Ford standard coils or some aftermarket box. If you're feeling brave, please also remove the timer cover and take a picture of the inside of the cover and the timer rotor on the front of ...
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 276
Views: 11303

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

The Encyclopedia for model years 1915 and 1916 clearly show a sedan being offered. Looking closely at the illustrations shows it to be a center door. :)

https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1915.htm

https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1916.htm
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Piquette tour
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: A Piquette tour

Here are links to similar 3D tours of the MTFCA museum main building and annex: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=L9zt84HqwE7&fbclid=IwAR26ruL5fFrMbpF5M34ibcj5gi9SChiMCBlPSMp2wCJzK5soz3YOgdvzkBk https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=b8v9DygtdaY&fbclid=IwAR3pLp3HzvfRYqBq9o1u3NfO9FwgiYq3sf3HevIc5Cvgvi2YZB...
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - Smith Form a Truck Wheels for Sale on Another Forum - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Smith Form a Truck Wheels for Sale on Another Forum

I see from the other forum listing that the wheels have been sold, glad they found a new home. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC brakes ?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: AC brakes ?

The picture in the thread that Mark posted is of my original installation of my brakes. I have since shortened the lower spring to give more even braking action between the upper and lower parts of the brake band. I also added a couple of supplementary release springs that act directly on the lever,...
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

McMaster Carr also sells bulk brake lining material in various widths and thicknesses.
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decorating for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 1147

Re: Decorating for Christmas

Betsy is wearing her festive winter front also. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - Smith Form a Truck Wheels for Sale on Another Forum - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 377

SOLD - Smith Form a Truck Wheels for Sale on Another Forum - SOLD

I have no connection to the ad or the seller, just providing the link here in case someone is interested:

https://modeltfordfix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=833
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to buy copper rings
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Where to buy copper rings

Try contacting Lang's, sometimes they either have partial sets or are willing to break up a set to get you just the part(s) you need. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Can you show the original of this?

I made my repro ones look pretty close to the '23 - '25 OEM ones with a little work with a grinder, stripping the plating, and laying on some paint. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1295

Re: Your thoughts please.

Here's a link to a video of one of those "kick starter" folks. I noticed he was careful to kick so that his leg swung forward out of the plane of rotation of the crank. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXytPeHlefg
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 31
Views: 1193

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Looks a little teeter-tottery, but probably OK. it will get better once the rear axle is out. When I removed the rear axle in Betsy to install her Ruckstell, I made a cross bar that spanned the rear frame rails and supported the car with it. If you decide to make a cross bar, make it beefier than mi...
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 276
Views: 11303

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Great work! Maybe I missed it, was a consensus reached on what model year this car is?
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: AC brake parts
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Wanted: AC brake parts

Here are some period advertising pictures showing the original setup. Larry Smith is familiar with all the parts and has assembled at least one complete setup for one of his cars.
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My Christmas Tree Stand and Season's Greetings
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: My Christmas Tree Stand and Season's Greetings

Richard, I sure hope you and Charley are able to work out a trade, I love happy endings to stories about incomplete cars being made whole again (sniff!) :)
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: timer relocater(or?)

I wonder if one of these would fit on a Model N, considering that its timer location is even harder to reach than a Model T. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Quick Model T Christmas Video
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: A Quick Model T Christmas Video

Great video! Lizzie needs a bow on her radiator. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sinking cork
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: sinking cork

If you decide to duplicate your old float in real cork, seal it with model airplane clear "hot fuel proof dope". Model airplane fuel is mostly methanol with some nitromethane and castor oil added.
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody Have an Update on Milt Webb?
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Anybody Have an Update on Milt Webb?

Has Milt Webb fully recovered from his fall last year? I haven't heard anything in a while. :(
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

The pedal effort on my AC brakes went way up last year - turned out the linings were worn out and I had turned the adjusters in to the point that the return springs went into coil bind before the linings firmly gripped the drums. I installed new linings, backed off the adjusters, and all was well. Y...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Thanks for the clarification Walter, I didn't realize that the frame holes on the early cars was smaller. The larger holes must have been added later based on input from the assemblers who were having just as much trouble as we do today. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Step 10, Figure 9 of the Ford service manual shows a mechanic removing the hood shelves from the frame with the hood clips and springs still attached to the shelves. Step 133, Figure 112 of the Ford service manual shows a mechanic installing the hood shelves onto the frame with the hood clips and sp...
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Odd that he only tightened the axle nut hand tight, I hope that after the filming they pulled the gear back off and installed it tightly! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

I need it because it is a Model T applicable tool that I don't already have! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2201

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

I got a PM asking specifically which electric heater I have. I have a well insulated 3 car garage. I insulated my metal garage door with pop-in foam panels from Texas Garages. The heater I have is a Fahrenheat FUH 724. It is rated at 25,598 BTU. It draws 7500 Watts at 240 volts. I bought it from Nor...
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition ?
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: True Fire Ignition ?

Better snap that one up JB before somebody else does! :)
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition ?
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: True Fire Ignition ?

Lang's website no longer lists it, but MAC's still does, be sure call them first to make sure they have it in stock and it isn't permanently back ordered. :) https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-true-fire-ignition-system-fits-in-original-steel-coil-box-6-or-12-volt.html I have hea...
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.

I posted a link to this ad on the Early Ford Registry forum. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Painting of a Curved Dash Olds.
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: A Painting of a Curved Dash Olds.

Very nice Richard! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Cabs on Craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 271

TT Cabs on Craigslist

I have no connection to the seller or ad, just posting the link here in case somebody is interested. :)

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/ro ... 41384.html
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

Thanks! I'm a sucker for tools, I sent you an email as requested. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

Dan, can you remind us dummies what parts on a T use that thread size? Thanks!
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

I bought an old package of repair links on Ebay, if they are too shiny I will "force patina" them to match my existing chains. Thanks all. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 276
Views: 11303

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Don, the speed at which you work and achieve great results is amazing! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: Snow anyone????

If you decide to go with chains, double check the circumference of your tires first. If you are running 30 x 3.5 inch OVERSIZE tires, they are actually 31 x 4, so you would need chains for that size. :)

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8623
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

LOL (Laugh Out Loud)! I tried fitting one of the chains to a spare rim and tire I had in the basement and the chains are too short! How short? Exactly Pi (3.1416) inches too short! Why? Because I run 30 x 3.5 inch OVERSIZE tires, which are really 31 x 4 inch size. That extra inch in diameter transla...
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Here are pages 4-6. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

I found scans of an original instruction brochure online, here are the first three pages. Due to the 5 pic limit, I will put pages 4-6 in the next post.
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 973

"Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

I thought I would do a Jay and show the tire chains that I recently purchased from David Stroud via the classifieds. They and their original bag are in excellent condition, thanks David!

There are no instructions, so I'll have to experiment with mounting them on one of my spare rims and tires. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

Thank you for providing closure on this thread! Glad you found and fixed the problem. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

Since the joint hasn't been used, the holes for the rivets haven't been wallowed out, so my opinion is that you can re-peen the rivets and things will be fine. The shanks of the rivets need to tightly fill their holes. This usually happens during peening. Once a riveted assembly has been used and lo...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 25 roadster door latch trim
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: WTB 25 roadster door latch trim

If you can't find an original, the vendors sell them:

https://www.modeltford.com/item/4532TR.aspx