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by CudaMan
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many different types of wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: How many different types of wheels?

Or do a Google search on "wheel types mtfca". Lots of threads in the old forum on the subject. There are some compatibility issues with mixing brands of rims and felloes, so try to get a matched set. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 29
Views: 1408

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Thanks Richard, that's the picture I was thinking of! Here is another one from the old forum where Charlie is talking about how to get more money for his old parts:
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 29
Views: 1408

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Oh no! So sad. :( Charlie was a great source of knowledge about Model T body wood and construction. He helped me get the correct wood and other parts for my 1925 Touring body. We talked several times on the phone. He asked me to come down to visit, but I never made it down there, unfortunately. Char...
by CudaMan
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Head Gasket Failures

Hi Adam, I just sent you an email, thanks. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring perch
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Spring perch

I too recall seeing folks talk about using a pair of shorter rear axle pinion nuts. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spark Plug Wrench, Magneto Post, Door Striker for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Spark Plug Wrench, Magneto Post, Door Striker for Sale

Striker plate sold to Bill! Bill, I sent you an email via the forum this morning, please reply to it with your shipping address, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Is my TT overheating?

IMO, a little gurgling after running on a hot day is not a cause for concern. A lot of folks new to T's tend to overfill the radiator, resulting in some spillage out the overflow tube. Check the coolant level occasionally when cold, it should cover the tops of the tubes but not be up to the bottom o...
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spark Plug Wrench, Magneto Post, Door Striker for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Spark Plug Wrench, Magneto Post, Door Striker for Sale

I must have picked these up in a batch of other parts, because they either don't match the year of my car or are surplus to my needs. One used early (closed end) spark plug wrench, $15.00 One unused '26-'27 screw-in magneto post, $10.00 One used two-screw door striker plate (late 1925-up), $15.00 - ...
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28x3 tires wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: 28x3 tires wanted

If you haven't already, also try posting on the Early Ford Registry forum:

https://earlyfordregistry.com/phpBB3/
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: tool set.
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Wanted: tool set.

Hi Ignacio, I got your email and sent you a reply just now. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Brand New Never Installed Livingston Super V Radiator Pictures! SOLD!
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: FS Brand New Never Installed Livingston Super V Radiator Pictures!

LOL! No holds, no payment plan either! Hank, we've seen it all from car guys, they're the same everywhere. One time when I was in a parking lot with the hood up on my 1971 Plymouth GTX, a guy sent his young son over to ask if the car was for sale and if I would be willing to take time payments on it...
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Looks like Universal is offering a $60.00 rebate on a set of four Firestone tires of that size:

https://www.universaltire.com/catalog_f ... 0%2F450-21
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: tool set.
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Wanted: tool set.

Ignacio, if you are willing to build up a proper tool kit for a 1916 piece by piece, I have some pieces that would provide a good start. You will still need to find an original adjustable wrench, a pair of tire irons, a double ended short wrench, an oil can, a hubcap wrench, and maybe a few other pi...
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: tool set.
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Wanted: tool set.

For what year car? The selection and configuration of tools varied somewhat year to year, as well as the bag that they came with. If you have a copy, read the tool section in Bruce McCalley's book "Model T Ford - the Car That Changed the World". There was someone selling Model T tool kits on Ebay a ...
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Photos

I think you can also just click and drag photos into the text box, like this. Hey, it worked! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

I received my die from R.V. today and immediately put it to work cleaning up the threads on a couple of Schrader stems. It works great! Since it's adjustable, you can adjust it to just lightly dress the bad spots or tighten it up for a more aggressive cut. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Neat rim nuts! Are they solid on the bottom, or do they have a pocket for a leather washer like the hex ones have?
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

Note in the links in my earlier post that Lang's sells two thicknesses of shims, maybe one of the thick ones will do the trick instead of stacking up thin ones. Or, you can cut your own out of whatever thickness of steel sheet you deem appropriate: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/178488....
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Well done!
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1947 dodge 1 ton door latch?
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: 1947 dodge 1 ton door latch?

How about these? Found via a Google search. https://www.robertsmotorparts.com/door-latches-pair-dodge-truck-1940-1947-plymouth-truck-1940-1941-1-1 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1940-1941-1946-1947-1948-1950-1953-1968-Dodge-Power-Wagon-Truck-Door-Latch-Lock/153790664581?hash=item23cea34f85:g:2EgAAOSwydpeF...
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spare tire holder - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Spare tire holder

Lang's has one for sale on their website, but at a much stiffer price. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

Yes, the green arrows show the direction of side play I was talking about. :) If it turns out that you have no side play and you decide to use shims on the axle taper, be sure to keep the inner edge of the shim away from the axle seal so that the seal doesn't get cut or otherwise damaged by the shim.
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

Rear axle Babbitt failure is explained here:

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG79.html

There's no sure way to know if the thrust washers have been replaced without disassembling the axle and looking. You can't see the washers through the fill hole.
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel
Replies: 21
Views: 792

Re: Mysterious ticking from left rear wheel

I agree with Joe, if you remove the wheel I'll bet you'll see witness marks where the hub nuts are rubbing on a the rear perch nut on the backing plate. If you know that your rear axle has been rebuilt with bronze thrust washers and you don't have any axle side play, install an axle shim to space th...
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Early 1924 Touring Car 30x3.5 Spare Rim Holder
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Wanted - Early 1924 Touring Car 30x3.5 Spare Rim Holder

Hello, I am looking for a nice 30x3.5 inch spare rim holder for a 1924 Touring car built in January, 1924. I think it would look like the one in this picture that I found on the old forum, would that be correct? Thanks!
by CudaMan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Parts Organization
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Parts Organization

I use Plano clear plastic tackle boxes for the small stuff. :) https://www.grainger.com/product/30F072?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpsH94OX46gIV0cDACh0QOAc9EAQYAyABEgIPpPD_BwE&cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIpsH94OX46gIV0cDACh0QOAc9EAQYAyABEgIPpPD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!264955916135!!!g!438006005229!
by CudaMan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 1946

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

Ok, you hooked me, why was the original steering column replaced? Was the replacement column period correct? :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: “Leaping”/lurching in second?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: “Leaping”/lurching in second?

It might be running a little lean, try turning the carb mixture adjustment counter-clockwise a touch (1/16 turn or less) while it's doing it and see if the miss goes away.
by CudaMan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Neat idea using old couch upholstery! Are you going to install any buttons? If you have enough material on the sides, you can put in some pleats to more closely match the factory look. The attached picture is my first attempt using a Cartouche kit that came with my 1924 cut-off touring when I bought...
by CudaMan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

Why don't you try using some clamps and push pins to temporarily hold it in place while you practice wrapping it and smoothing the wrinkles out?
by CudaMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curve in Rear Belt Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Curve in Rear Belt Rail

Note the difference in the rear belt rail for my 1925. The sheet metal rear panel has a right angle flange that the smaller cross section wood tack rail sits on. Oddly, the front seat rear belt rail on my 1925 does not have a flange, and it uses the larger wood tack rail, same as the 1923 and 1924 c...
by CudaMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bench Top Rear Axle Holder
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Bench Top Rear Axle Holder

The hole in mine is 6 1/4 inches in diameter. I made mine out of a scrap 2x10 I had laying around. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Unable to search old forums
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Unable to search old forums

Try using Google, just add "mtfca" to your keywords. For instance, for oil, search for:

"what oil to use mtfca"

:)
by CudaMan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Looks great! Glad you got your earlier mechanical issues sorted out. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curve in Rear Belt Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Curve in Rear Belt Rail

Not exactly the same, but my 1925 touring body with a new wood kit bows out a bit the other way from yours. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - DETROIT IN THE TANK GAS GAUGE NEW OLD STOCK IN ORIGINAL CONDITION
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: FOR SALE - DETROIT IN THE TANK GAS GAUGE NEW OLD STOCK IN ORIGINAL CONDITION

Well Jay, I hope you have a crate of those things, looks like folks are lined up to buy them! :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood spoke shims
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Wood spoke shims

I got some 1/32" thick 304 stainless washers on Ebay, they had the correct ID and OD already. I just had to cut a notch on one side with tin snips so that I could slip the shim between the end of the spoke and the felloe. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-Flat-Washer-Series-9C1016L-5-8-ID-x-1...
by CudaMan
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Measuring Felloes for new spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Measuring Felloes for new spokes

A difficult challenge! Since your car is a 1927, does it have split rims and balloon tires? In that case, you have 21" wheels and I believe that the vendors only sell one length spoke, although there are variations in the tenons: https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800HSB.aspx https://www.modeltford.co...
by CudaMan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

I figured it did no harm to ask while I had them on the phone ordering the axles. They were happy to do it, the only extra cost was the shipping. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

I cut my old axles short with a chop saw and abrasive disk before pressing them out because I wasn't planning on re-using them. I also supported the gear on a large 3/4 inch drive socket so that no force was applied to the gear teeth. I knew my puny home press wouldn't be strong enough to press the ...
by CudaMan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

Dan Treace, thank you for posting that picture showing how smooth the job can come out when the wrap material is cut on the bias. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Update on accident

So glad you are OK and that you and your car will be back on the road soon. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

I wonder if there is a period picture that shows what that area looked like on the cars when they were new?
by CudaMan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Great! Let us know when, how much, and by what method you want to be paid, thanks again!
by CudaMan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Touring For Sale $6800
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: 1923 Touring For Sale $6800

Great car and a great deal, congratulations! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

OT - Love that Holley one barrel carb! I had one on the slant six in my 1969 Plymouth Valiant years ago. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jiggling spokes
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Jiggling spokes

With a 1925, your wheels will have metal felloes, so you can tackle the spoke replacement yourself if you wish. The vendors sell new hickory spokes. If you have balloon tires with split rims, you'll need 48 (I order 50 so that I have 2 spares) spokes for a 21 inch rim. If you have 30 inch tires with...
by CudaMan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Ford H Headlight Lens
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: FS - Ford H Headlight Lens

Hi Dennis, I'll take it, PM sent. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

I have a set of five of those Firestone Polonium E-100_F plugs in those boxes for a T, but the ones I have have dark pink porcelains. They also came in white and a lighter pink hue.

The half life of Polonium 210 is 138 days, so any radioactivity they originally had is essentially gone by now. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: 27 Engine details

Here's an older thread with diagrams showing the timer wire routing:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1315711433
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?

I was happy with the wood kit I got through Lang's for my 1925 touring body. Be aware, some time in 1925 Ford changed the rear upper rail to a narrower strip of curved wood that sits on a flange molded into the sheet metal. Check yours before ordering to make sure you get the right kit. http://www.m...
by CudaMan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1880

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Hi R.V., please put me down for one, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Top for 1923

Here are a few photos of the finished car with the top complete and custom side curtains (from Classtique) installed. You can see a few wrinkles from having to stretch the top so much at the rear corners to meet the notch in the rear curtain. Still, not bad for a first attempt IMO. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!

Oops, I see the issue - the thread is over in the "forum support" section. Can one of the moderators please move it to the General Discussion section?

My understanding is that the forum support section is for reporting problems and discussing solutions for forum software. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 633

What Just Happened? Thread Gone!

Someone posted a thread in (I thought) the General Discussion area asking about using roadster upholstery and top parts for his 1923 cut-off touring project. I posted three replies (total of 15 pictures) showing how I did that very thing on my 1924 cut-off touring. Now the whole thread is gone, did ...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Top for 1923

Here is the third of three posts showing the installation of the Classtique one-man roadster top. One thing I would have done differently - I would have installed the rear curtain a half inch higher so that I wouldn't have to stretch the rear portion of the upper top so much to meet the rear curtain...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Top for 1923

Here are some more pictures from the roadster upholstery and top installation on my 1924 cut-off touring (now a pickup). The car came to me with a Cartouche upholstery kit for a roadster, it fit the front seat of the touring just fine. If it had been up to me, I would have bought a Classtique uphols...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Top for 1923

I didn't know any better, so I forged ahead and bought roadster irons, sockets, bows, and a Classtique one-man roadster top kit for my 1924 cut-off touring. I had to modify (break) one arm on each of the rear brackets that the top saddle irons screw into so that they would sit in the corners correct...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free tire shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: free tire shipping

Thanks for the info! I just placed an order from their website and it didn't mention the free shipping, maybe the shipping charge will be removed before they charge my card. Oops, I see the issue, I missed the note on their home page to enter the discount code - I'll call them to get the code applie...
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: How do you Downshift?

You can practice getting a "feel" for where neutral is on the clutch pedal with the engine shut off and the car sitting still (on level ground, with a front wheel chocked if needed). With the parking brake lever fully forward (transmission in high gear), press the clutch pedal down slowly. At first ...
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Looks good! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - new lower price

Got them, payment has been sent along with an email confirming my address, thanks!
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - new lower price

I'll take it, send me a PM with your email address and I'll pay via Paypal. I like the Kingston L4 on my 1924, I'll grab this one as a working spare. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Here's a pattern for a blank box. You can scan or find on the web whatever graphics you want and paste them onto this blank to create your own custom spark plug boxes. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Spark Plug Boxes

A lot of the antique spark plugs that show up on Ebay and swap meets are missing their original boxes. To address this issue with some of my plugs, I scanned an original Edison 14 box and saved it as a .jpg file. If your original box has some flaws in it, you can use a photo editing program to fill ...
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 607
Views: 52394

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Awesome! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 1281

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

So far, all of my driving has been on paved roads, so my splash pans are all painted up and sitting in the basement. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

Wayne, please check your email, I sent you an email via the forum. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 607
Views: 52394

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Beautiful! Will you be making some matching sacrificial floor mats to protect the carpet?
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

Edison 14s do show up on Ebay occasionally, but you have to have to have a sharp eye - often one or two will be mixed in with a random bunch of plugs for sale, or it will be identified as an Edison, but the description won't spell out that it is a 14 or for a Model T. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

If you don't mind, please post a picture of the worn plug. Unless the electrodes are worn down to a nub, I would think that filing the electrode edges back to their original shape and regapping would make it work good as new. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 990

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

If you're single, put it in your oven set on "clean". :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4072

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Most garage door openers have up and down stop adjustments on the control unit. Adjust the up stop so that the bottom of the door rises up enough so that you have use of the entire height of the garage opening. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Oil weight

If they're both the same brand (and probably even if they're not), your theory about mixing them is probably correct. I do it all the time if I end up with some "orphan" oil. It goes into the jug that eventually ends up in the Model T. So far, no harm no foul. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Survey

My Betsy came to me with a Jack Rabbit clutch. I have no complaints about it. It is "grabby" compared to the stock all-steel clutch, so I have to ease it into high instead of letting the pedal "snap" up. I have a Watts clutch on the shelf if the Jack Rabbit ever gives out. Sorry, it isn't for sale. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1929 Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: 1929 Model T

According to Wikipedia (gasp!), Ford continued to produce Model T engines up through August 1941: "The T engine was produced continuously from September 27, 1908, through August 4, 1941, exactly 12,000 days. This makes it one of the longest engines in series production, especially considering that t...
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Running Lean and Hot

Here's my understanding of it, FWIW. For gasoline, the chemically ideal ratio of air to fuel is around 14.7 to one. This assumes perfect mixing of the air and fuel. Since the mixing is rarely perfect, most cars are set up to run a bit on the rich side of ideal, this helps ensure that all of the oxyg...
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 607
Views: 52394

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I've never spoken with Henry Ford or his contemporaries, so I can't be positive. Period Ford catalog photos on pages 198 and 199 of Bruce's book show the sedan with assist handles, at least on the driver's side as shown in the illustrations. The photo on page 202 (and a closeup on page 203) are labe...
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gilmer Rebound Straps
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Gilmer Rebound Straps

I found my rebound straps in the mens wear section at Walmart, they work great. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 607
Views: 52394

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

See pages 202 and 207 of Bruce's book to see photos of an original sedan "assist handle". :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paintless Dent Guy
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Paintless Dent Guy

A long time Mopar friend of mine has operated a paintless dent repair business for decades. He has a rack of tools and loads of patience, but he can work wonders. Dealers pay him big money to tap the dents out of their inventory after a hailstorm. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 2124

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

I had four Harbor Freight stands that I bought cheap at a garage sale. The numbers on them didn't match the notice, but they sure matched the pictures, so I tossed them anyway.
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?

Note how Steve's original bracket is spot faced at the bolt hole so that the bolt head sits flat. The current reproduction brackets that I have seen don't have the spot facing. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Heating problem still

------------- Heresy Alert! -------------- Heresy Alert! --------------- It wouldn't be pretty, but if your car has already been converted to a starter, generator and battery there are inline electric water pumps used on some newer cars. They're all designed to work on 12 volts negative ground of co...
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Heating problem still

Are you sure you need the water pump? Perhaps the stationary pump impeller is blocking the natural thermosiphon circulation of the coolant after the engine is shut off. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

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

https://www.hcca.org/classifieds.php?cars
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fender braces, period accessory item, for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Fender braces, period accessory item, for sale

Hi Tim, I just sent you an email about getting one original orphan end (or a pair if you only have pairs that you don't want to break up). :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 607
Views: 52394

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Wonderful work! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 1151

Re: Pad for belly sling?

Here's the one on Betsy, my 1924 cut-off touring. I installed it because one of my pan ears had a weld repair and I wanted extra support in case the weld ever failed. Note how the nuts firmly clamp the hooks onto the threaded rods to prevent relative movement that can cause the hooks to rub a groove...
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 1151

Re: Pad for belly sling?

I stuck a dense piece of foam sheet on mine, but it has probably worn through by now. Leather sounds like a better plan. Be sure to cut a hole to allow access for the oil drain plug! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor glass pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: 1926 Tudor glass pattern

Here you go. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4072

Re: What have you done in June 2020

John, if you haven't already, you can install a fuse in the location shown in the diagram to protect everything downstream from the starting switch (except for the starter and starting wire itself):
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

If you decide you want vinyl upholstery, you might consider asking Classtique to make a custom kit for you using "distressed" vinyl to go with the patina on the rest of the car. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Gas Headlights Piping
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Model T Gas Headlights Piping

Earlier discussions on the subject: https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1915-16H.htm http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/868807.html?1527859810 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/649417.html?1465890913 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/284488.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/mes...