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by Hal
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Vegetable garden?

I had a good garden when we first moved where we live 15 years ago. The second year, the deer had wised up. The third year, why did I bother? I have quit and the plot has been retaken by pines. We have had some limited success with tomatoes and peppers in a small area inside our fenced in backyard, ...
by Hal
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 31 Victoria
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: 31 Victoria

Yeah, pretty much.

What I DON'T like about them is they don't have a visor over the windshield. It kinda looks funny up there without one. I think they have interior sun visors like a modern car and that is why there's no metal visor on the outside.
by Hal
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Period correct beverages
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Period correct beverages

I've had moonshine. Yeah, if it's made right, it can be smooth, but there's a lot more to whiskey than just 'smooth'. There's a reason distilleries age it in charred oak barrels. 2-3 years (Or more)....Now THAT's whiskey. Oh, and I've done the hard cider thing too. First time I did it, I put it in t...
by Hal
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 32
Views: 1114

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Nobody said it couldn't work. They just pointed out problems, and some very real ones. You are welcome to check my math. The power grid will not support EVERYONE converting to electric cars. It already won't support the usage we have now in places. I have to wonder (I did not read any of the links p...
by Hal
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 32
Views: 1114

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

You don't get something for nothing. It takes a certain amount of energy to propel a vehicle down the road. One could bring efficiencies into the equation, but the fact remains, it is going to take x amount of energy to accelerate a mass to some velocity and overcome friction in the system including...
by Hal
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1173

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

The deer are prstty bad here too. I leave for work about 5:45 am. I've seen quite a few here lately. Luckily, they USUALLY are content to graze on the side of the road., but I'm seeing quite a few dead ones lately, so they're walking out in front of somebody.
by Hal
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I-81 through Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: I-81 through Virginia

Tom, I'm not familiar with Wawa. Around here, it has been decades since most stores will allow you to pump without paying first. Too many folks driving off without paying. I see people paying cash for gas and it is sad sometimes. They will ask for $5 or something like that sometimes. I have to wonde...
by Hal
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 31 Victoria
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: 31 Victoria

Victoria's are the prettiest of the A's to me as well, and I'm usually more partial to the 28/29 models. I have to make an exception for the Victoria though. Sexy lines on those things.
by Hal
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I-81 through Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: I-81 through Virginia

Perhaps they were inside pre-paying for their gas?
by Hal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I-81 through Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: I-81 through Virginia

The state must recognize it because they had electronic signs over the interstate saying something to the effect of "Camp out in state parks, not the left lane." I thought that was funny. Obviously, some weren't paying attention.

I have to agree about 95. I'd take 81 over 95 any day.
by Hal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I-81 through Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 666

I-81 through Virginia

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I had never been so glad to get out of a state as I was yesterday to get off 81 and onto 77 and finally into NC. I swear, although it is less than 250 miles, it seems like 850 miles heading south down 81 to 77. People ride in the left lane for miles going the same speed...
by Hal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Totally Unbelievable

You find a glaring error like that and it makes you suspicious of everything else in the book.
by Hal
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 1919

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

I went to a MAFCA/MARC meet once. A guy there had a very nice Model A panel truck. He thought so much of it, he had it roped off with the fancy velvet "ropes" about 2 inches in diameter like you see in museums or theaters. Only thing is, he didn't spring for the nice metal posts with gradually taper...
by Hal
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: eBay staring to collect sales tax
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: eBay staring to collect sales tax

Insert snickering emoji here.
by Hal
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: eBay staring to collect sales tax
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: eBay staring to collect sales tax

I know that when I was in high school and again in college, I worked in a hardware store. We did not charge tax on a lot of items that today, seemed to be taxed. Most relevant to this discussion was used items that were being resold, mostly gas heaters, but also the occasional lawn mower. Other non ...
by Hal
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: eBay staring to collect sales tax
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: eBay staring to collect sales tax

I seldom buy on E-bay and sell even less often. If they make it harder to do either, I'll just not. Like Mack, I do have a problem with charging tax on used items that have already had tax paid on them. So let's say I buy something from you face to face, not E-bay. Say, maybe Model T part. Are you g...
by Hal
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

I don't live in the mountains. But that is not to say we don't have any hills, because we do. I have never experienced any rough running I could attribute to low fuel except for the 3 or 4 times I have actually run out. My TT has the oval tank and her Touring has the round one. I typically buy gas w...
by Hal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The next best thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: The next best thing?

Yeah, I don't get that crap either. I recently stayed at my sister's house while they were out of town. They told me if I wanted to turn on the living room lights (or turn them down, as they are dimmable), that i should say "Hey Google" or some such crap and tell it to turn the lights on/off/some %....
by Hal
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carburetor leak
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Carburetor leak

You might consider turning the gas off then running the car for a minute or two to burn the gas in the line and carburetor bowl. If your sediment bowl valve is indeed shutting everything off, that should solve your problem until the next time.
by Hal
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT-thinking about a Model A to go with our T
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: OT-thinking about a Model A to go with our T

I'm with John. Our A came first. We did all the work on it and now have a pretty nicely restored car. Then came the T's. The A kinda became the red headed step child. T's are more interesting to me and are more fun to drive for the same reasons burger mentioned. Of course this is just my opinion and...
by Hal
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: PRE HERSHEY SALE " BIG SALE "
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: PRE HERSHEY SALE " BIB SALE "

I remember when I lived in a subdivision. We had a home owners association and covenants and such. Some of the residents would inadvertently violate a covenant and get their hand slapped. Then they would become the covenant police, reporting the smallest infraction of their neighbors to the HOA. Jea...
by Hal
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Toledo Torch
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Toledo Torch

Yep. Looks pretty much just like that. With citronella oil, it should work as well as tiki torches for mosquito control, although tiki torches are usually mounted up high and these are designed to sit on the ground. Unfortunately, mine had a couple of pinholes that I did not find until I filled it. ...
by Hal
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1472

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Could be, but it does act up from time to time. I'd have to check exactly what all I do when I do this, but I'm kinda leaning (laying?) on the right front fender, holding on with my left hand, while looking under and checking with my right hand.

The TT is a breeze. No splash aprons.
by Hal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1472

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

I've posted this numerous times, but will say it again for those who have not seen it before. I use the original pet cocks and a tool like others use to open them. However, I do NOT crawl under, NOR do I put my knee on the ground. I put my left knee on the left running board (or maybe the rear porti...
by Hal
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Failure

It's been a while since I entered a car show. I really enjoy showing our cars, but the last few years, we have just been so busy with other things, we haven't gone to one. Like many here, I have no use for a trophy. I've won several over the years, but have now gotten rid of all but one. I keep my A...
by Hal
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Toledo Torch
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Toledo Torch

It just pulls out. It's been a while, but I ran across this again and thought I would post what I did, in case someone else needs to know in the future.
by Hal
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found Inside a Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Found Inside a Coil

I was rebuilding some coils for a friend the other day and found this inside one of them. I thought it was really neat. I put it right back where I found it when I got done. I left the nails out so I could show it to him when I give them back.
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by Hal
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Please show me a picture of your split rim tire cage
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Please show me a picture of your split rim tire cage

I have seen one come apart. I was an Army mechanic and this was a deuce and a half tire. The ring was "sprung" taking it apart and it would not go back on properly. Someone wanted to see if it would seat when the tire was aired up. I and most of the other guys knew it would not. We put the thing in ...
by Hal
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

"Caution. Vehicle speed monitored by GPS"

Now, I gotta ask. Are they admitting that they know that driving the actual speed limit, when everyone else is doing 10 over, might be hazardous? The fact it says "Caution" seems to imply there is a hazard they are warning against.
by Hal
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Toledo Torch
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Toledo Torch

Does anyone here know anything about Toledo Torches? These are the 'flaming bombs' you used to see along construction zones back before flashing yellow lights got to be popular. Anyway, I bought one at a swap meet and have managed to get the flame hood to finally screw off. Took lots of time and PB ...
by Hal
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Noisy transmission when my T is standing still in neutral
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Noisy transmission when my T is standing still in neutral

What he said. Without hearing it, I can't 100% for sure and certain guarantee it's not something wrong, but I suspect it is normal. Both of ours make a noise in neutral. It even changes a little bit based on whether the brake band is engaged or not. The triple gears are straight cut spur gears. Stra...
by Hal
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles

Burger, Just don't screw the nut all the way off. Leave it on 3-4 threads and pull the socket off, or at least loosen the socket's grip in the nut by wiggling it around, then take it the rest of the way off by hand. If you accidentally screw it all the way off, just start it back on and then pull th...
by Hal
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles

Robert, I think you are probably right. A lot of the reasons cited on the various sites I read were "Out there" in my opinion. Swelling due to heat? No way! Not that much swelling. Corrosion between the real nut and the cover, due to salt or dissimilar metals? Possible, but like the heat thing, I se...
by Hal
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Re: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles

Fred, This pure speculation, but I suspect it is a cost savings measure. Instead of having to machine or forge a lug nut out of steel with a surface quality suitable for plating and then have to chrome plate it, they machine/forge a steel lug nut and then slip a thin stainless cover over it and crim...
by Hal
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 725

Two Piece Lug Nuts on Modern Vehicles

I'd like to warn you of a problem that cost me 4 hours sitting on the side of the interstate. I'm driving down to Florida to visit family. I'm on I-10 in the middle of nowhere, and start over a bridge when the low tire pressure light comes on. I pull over and find I have a flat. First flat I've had ...
by Hal
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…
Replies: 34
Views: 2212

Re: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…

I can see both side of this argument, but I must admit, if I sold something for a low price or gave it away to someone thinking I was helping out a fellow hobbyist, only to find they didn't really need it and just wanted to resale for a profit, I would be pissed. Many years ago, I wanted to get into...
by Hal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator petcock issue
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Radiator petcock issue

Don't hold me to this, but I've been told that you stop tapping when there are 5 threads left on the tap above the hole.
by Hal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Removing Posts

Thanks for considering it.
by Hal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Removing Posts

There used to be a lot of complaints on the old forum about moderators removing entire threads because of one offensive post. It seemed at the time, that the general consensus of the forum was that only the offending post should be removed so that any valuable information within the thread would be ...
by Hal
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2141

Re: Coils

I've never heard anything negative about Brent Mize or Ron Patterson. I run a set of coils rebuilt by Ron in my TT and they run as well now as they ever did. I now have an HCCT and recently checked them and they were still dead on....years later. Cranks by hand on magneto and frequently, on the firs...
by Hal
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?

Well, while we're speculating....I'm with Norm.
by Hal
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LOSS OF POWER
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: LOSS OF POWER

I agree, if you can't engage the LOW pedal with the lever vertical, something is definitely out of adjustment.
by Hal
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Water separator

I REALLY don't understand this obsession with ethanol fuel attracting water. I have no doubt that this new fuel doesn't last very long and it may indeed be caused by the ethanol in it, but I don't believe the problem is moisture. In Chemistry class, they teach you that alcohol and water are 100% sol...
by Hal
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: running on mag
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: running on mag

Running better on battery than on magneto is a classic sign of coils out of adjustment. I won't get into a discussion about which method is best (Although someone else will likely be along shortly to push one method over another), but coils need to be set up properly using equipment made for the job...
by Hal
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 1699

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

I use antifreeze and have no cooling problems with either of our T's. It's funny to see people that actually carefully mix particular ratios of antifreeze to water. On occasion, I have pre mixed coolant, but usually for my hit and miss engines or back when I had bad radiators on the T's and needed t...
by Hal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

If the engine is brand new, I would wait until it is broken in before I panicked. On mine, I can hold my hand on the pipe between the two lower hoses. If I couldn't, I would suspect my radiator.
by Hal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions and maybe a rant about the new coil points
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Questions and maybe a rant about the new coil points

Mike, Could you please clarify your phrase "(better than 90%)"? I'm not sure what you are saying there. Are you saying that better than 90% of folks adjust their coils using your method? Or are you saying that better than 90% of the folks who use your method "know the remarkable difference"? Or...? ...
by Hal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FP Voltage Regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: FP Voltage Regulator

Good to know they are back on the market. I had not heard the 'obsolete part' thing, but knew there had been some bumps since John sold the business to new owners. Let's hope they have things ironed out now. Those are good products. I have one on my A and my TT.
by Hal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: If you don't like car shows...
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: If you don't like car shows...

Just LOOK at all the folks who like car shows clogging up this thread...... :D
by Hal
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Needed a Truck !
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: I Needed a Truck !

I can't imagine life without a truck. I commute 160 miles roundtrip, so i don't drive my truck everyday, but I still can't imagine not owning one. When you need one, you need one. I've known people that seem to get by with a utility trailer behind their car when they just HAD to haul something, but ...
by Hal
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2589

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Ahh, the advantages of living in the county. I have to take my trash to one of the county's "Convenience Centers". They have a compactor for household garbage, 3 or 4 open tops for scrap metal, appliances, old furniture, etc., a cardboard bin for boxes, and a used oil receptacle. I used to take it t...
by Hal
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2589

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

As much as I hate to admit it, I don't change my own oil anymore. I just don't have as much time as I used to and find other things to do with what little I do have, so........Mine gets changed at our local tire shop and I have no idea what brand they put it in it. I have nearly 200,000 miles on bot...
by Hal
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2589

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

I can see where some might think if the price is low, then the product may be inferior due to the manufacturer cutting corners, etc. But let me play devil's advocate for a minute. If the price is high, why would someone assume the product is better? I've had good wine that was $4 a bottle and bad wi...
by Hal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2589

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

No need. Mine was clean when I assembled it and has had nothing but detergent oil since. :D
by Hal
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2589

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Steve, I suspect you are right. As long as the oil meets the standard, I think you are fine. However, I doubt you will win the argument. I'd bet most T owners buy what is on sale, or what is available when needed, but probably won't admit in public, lest they be accused of not taking care of their c...
by Hal
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Christopher, The 'orifice' mentioned above is not the carburetor jet. They were referring to the float valve. A lot (Most?) reproductions available, while they will screw into the same hole, are smaller inside than the original and therefore restrict the flow rate of gas into the carburetor bowl. I ...
by Hal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT value
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: HCCT value

Damn if it ain't tempting, but I ain't a gonna do it. ;)
by Hal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT value
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: HCCT value

As an aside, a few years ago there was much discussion about how coils needed frequent adjustment to stay properly tuned. I had a visitor Saturday that wanted to have his coils adjusted. We did that and put them in my TT for a short drive to kinda 'road test' them. Since I had my coils out and had t...
by Hal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

The old story of T's not being able to climb hills going forward is way overblown. Can you get so low on fuel that it starves on a steep hill? Yes, it's possible, but you have to be fairly low on fuel and it has to be a pretty steep hill. Don't let that part worry you or dictate what year car to buy...
by Hal
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT value
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: HCCT value

Some wives!.......Gimme a break! My wife wouldn't mind that on display even a little bit. Of course, she's the girl that gets her nails done with some kind of special coating that won't chip or dissolve when working in the shop, as she gets as greasy as I do sometimes. Comes about it honestly, I gue...
by Hal
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Well put, Jugster. Well put.

I used to work on everything with an impact or air ratchet. Nowadays, I find myself with a regular old ratchet or even a box end wrench. Why is that?
by Hal
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lube or dry?
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Lube or dry?

Yep, what they said. If you put grease on there, it takes up some amount of space. then when you drive, some of that will work its way out. Now you have a loose fit.
by Hal
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

You say a '25 to '27. There is a big difference beginning in '26. They are a lot more like a Model A. Most notably, the fuel tank is in the cowl rather than under the seat. These fuel tanks are hard to remove and are not reproduced. Not a problem if yours isn't rusty and doesn't leak. The advice abo...
by Hal
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Professionally rebuilt coils or .......?
by Hal
Thu May 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts
Replies: 19
Views: 1688

Re: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts

Well, I see the forum police are alive and well. I'd venture to guess that if we obeyed EVERYONE'S wishes regarding their pet peeves, we couldn't post JACK! Why don't we include making sure you know the difference and how to use "there, their, and they're" and "two, to, and too". And don't say "are"...
by Hal
Wed May 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Balancing Water??
Replies: 25
Views: 2031

Re: Balancing Water??

Some folks don't read and comprehend before commenting, even after the subject was reiterated. I'm with Mike. Give it a try and let us know. I too, have heard of the sealant/balancer goo for motorcycle tires. I've never used it, but have definitely heard of it.
by Hal
Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I gonna try to drive smarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: I gonna try to drive smarter

Mixture needs to be adjusted correctly. It is confusing to just say richening cools or leaning runs hotter. A cold engine starts and runs better when the mixture is a little richer than where it would be for normal driving. That would be the correct mixture for a cold engine. Once it is up to temper...
by Hal
Thu May 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

Not Model T, but Model A.......I climbed and therefore descended Brasstown Bald in Northern GA in my stock Model A, much to the chagrin of those behind me (in both directions). There were many places going up that I had to get down into 1st gear, so going back down, I never left 1st gear. I'd rather...
by Hal
Thu May 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

I don't know that Ron Patterson frequents the forum very often anymore, but I'll bet he could answer your question. If he doesn't respond here, you might try looking him up and e-mailing or calling. He has posted his phone number on the forum many times over the years, I'm sure a search would turn i...
by Hal
Tue May 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

I'm no safety nut or even REAL paranoid.....But having said that, the very fact you posted this on here would be GREAT ammunition for some ambulance chasing lawyer if something were to happen.
by Hal
Fri May 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Coolant Disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Coolant Disposal

Scott,

Maybe we need an OT section for the OT section. A SUB-basement, if you will. :D
by Hal
Thu May 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Coolant Disposal
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Coolant Disposal

I told my Mama when I was about 17-18 "Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to."
by Hal
Thu May 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why do people do this????
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Why do people do this????

I haven't experienced that, but on my annual trip up and back on I-81, I find Virginia is the home turf of people who like to drive in the left lane at the same speed as the semi in the right lane and they seem to just pace him up the hills and down the hills for miles on end totally oblivious to th...
by Hal
Wed May 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wash day
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Wash day

I remember my grandmother using one like that. Also, there was a family legend about a photograph my mother's stepfather had, of a woman with said body part caught in a wringer. I only heard about it until I was older, but one day, my mom ran across said photo and figured I was old enough to see it....
by Hal
Wed May 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter

With no oil filter, there may be a fair amount of that in the engine. Like said above, if the magnet is rather new, you'll get that until most of its gone. After that, it will diminish.
by Hal
Mon May 13, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.

Cool pic Duey.

We got ours at Bass Pro, but Walmart probably has them. I don't know for sure because I choose not to darken their door for various reasons. Some of which probably have Sam Walton spinning in his grave.
by Hal
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 1579

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

Unfortunately, even those charts can be found with temperatures for the same oil all over the board. That one is especially suspect as my modern car says to use 5W20 PERIOD, and didn't bother to ask what the temperature was where I live, but according to that chart if it's above 14*F I shouldn't use...
by Hal
Thu May 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 1579

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

Touchy subject for some. And of course everyone thinks their way is the best. For the Engine, I use any brand of 5W-30. Rear end (Non Ruxtell) Any brand of 85W-140. It won't be long until someone comes on here and tells you not to do either of those things and to do something else. And of course, th...
by Hal
Wed May 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Selecting "US Only" on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Selecting "US Only" on Ebay

I often say I won't own an import car, even if it's made in the US.

And yeah, I know some of you are probably judging my perceived naivety, but PDGx knows what I mean.
by Hal
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2281

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

I believe the "Washes the oil off the cylinder walls" thing is a wives tale. Put some oil on your hands and try to wash it off with starting fluid. It would take a gallon of the stuff to wash the oil off your cylinder walls. Who uses that much? I agree, if you have to use it all the time, you have a...
by Hal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tool help
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: Tool help

It was mentioned above, but may go un-noticed if you are not familiar with these things. There is a nut on the spindle that has to come off, just like a modern car, but the bearing is also threaded onto the spindle and must screw off as well. What's worse is SOME had ball bearings and when you unscr...
by Hal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Re: WD40

I use WD-40 on black powder guns as part of my cleaning process. Black powder fouling is best removed with water or mixtures thereof. I use 1/3 each of Hydrogen Peroxide, Murphy's Oil Soap, Isopropyl Alcohol. As peroxide fizzes and gives up that extra oxygen, what is left behind is just water. At an...
by Hal
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7655

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

We put a new front suspension on my wife's '67 Mustang yesterday. As I have no way to do an alignment, it will have to go to a shop for that, but we called ourselves setting it up for a little toe in before driving it home from my son's house (He has a lift in his shop) :D . Hopefully, the tire shop...
by Hal
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - todays find
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: OT - todays find

No. :D

Appears to be made by a blacksmith, not factory mass produced.
by Hal
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.

Duey, Here is a couple of pics I got off the web. They are made of a kind of plastic and are pretty thin. Maybe 1/8". They are much smaller than a typical clay pigeon, but are a little tougher. They might break if you drop them on concrete, but they are not real fragile just to handle, so you're not...
by Hal
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Don't look!
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Don't look!

I was gonna say what Robert Helgeson said. I know there were many reasons we went to the new software and I understand that it HAD to be done, but some here were using THIS as one of the justifications. Looks like THAT one was off the mark.
by Hal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3006

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Something else that falls into that narrow range of frequencies is steering shimmy. I am convinced this phenomenon is more prevalent on TT's than T's, and I believe the reason is they are more prone to be operated in the range of speeds that produce the frequency needed to keep the system vibrating....
by Hal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3006

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

No, I don't. I've heard of people drilling and tapping the torque tube in 3 places 120 degrees apart near the center and screwing in brass bolts with jam nuts until they just touch the drive shaft. I couldnt bear to do that. When i swapped engines, it got better. New 4th main helped i expect. I may ...
by Hal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3006

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Those speeds are very much like a stock T. My TT has 7.25:1 gears in the rear and no auxiliary transmission. Last weekend, using a speedometer app on my phone, I had my wife show me the speed after I got it to what felt about right. It was 22 mph. Best I can remember, 24 mph on it was 1800 rpm on th...
by Hal
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3006

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Tom, A little digging turned up a 1:1.363 on a Warford Overdrive. I can't say they are all that, but it's what I found. Assuming yours is that, and you have a 5.167:1 rear end and 32" OD rear tires, I get the following: 800 rpm = 20 mph 1000 rpm = 25 mph 1200 rpm = 30 mph 1300 rpm = 33 mph 1400 rpm ...
by Hal
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 3006

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Tom,

In regard to the question in your original post, if you will give me the ratio of your Warford overdrive and the outer diameter of your rear tires (I would assume 32", but please verify), I can give you your speed at a given engine RPM or engine RPM at a given speed.
by Hal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

Re: Which N-series Tractor

I'm no safety nut, but if you get one that does not have a live PTO, make sure you put an overrun clutch on your PTO shaft. If you don't, the inertia of the blade(s) spinning will continue to drive you forward even after putting your foot on the clutch. Not a good thing when you are about to run int...
by Hal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.

Good to see kids learning to shoot. There is way too much opposition to such things nowadays. My 6 year old grandson is just starting to shoot BB guns. He is small for his age and has trouble cocking a Red Rider and also holding it up for any length of time. I bought him a CO2 powered BB gun that is...
by Hal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

Well, I see things are just as bad here on the REAL forum as they are down in the basement on the OT forum.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Model TT

Tom,

Mine will do the same, but it is only for a very narrow frequency range. It will vibrate about that speed, but I just accelerate through it. It goes away after another couple of MPH. It only does it for a second or two as I pass that speed. After that, it smooths right out.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Model TT

Engine speed in a 15 MPH TT with a 7.25:1 rear end is the same as doing 28 MPH in a stock T. Both are at 1150 rpm. If you are willing to do 1800 rpm, the TT will do 24 mph, same a stock T doing 44.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

Re: Last Doolittle Raider

Anyone else man enough to admit he has a tear in his eye reading this?

I never met any of the Doolittle Raiders, but did meet Robert L. Scott, Bob Hoover, and Paul Tibbets. Truly great men, all.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Model TT

Embrace that low speed rear end! Own it! I thought that same way when i first got mine, but I wouldn't change it for the world now. I put a triangle on the back and I drive mine to breakfast on Saturdays and around town on occasion. I live 2-3 miles outside of town, but the highway into town is ligh...
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2182

Re: Financing a Model T

This discussion reminds me of Jimmy Stewart in its a wonderful life, where Potter says the lower class people should have to wait until they can pay cash in order to own a home, rather than finance it. Easy for him to say, given his station in life. Might be some of that going on here.