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by fxlew
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find

How do you know this is a Ford model T screwdriver? Is there Ford script on the blade or handle. Just interested.
by fxlew
Fri May 31, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Anyone have an extrra ignition switch assembly?

Why wouldn't you just wire in some toggle switches until your switch assembly is returned? It is very easy to do.
by fxlew
Fri May 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Fumes
Replies: 21
Views: 3592

Re: Gasoline Fumes

The risk of fire and or explosion is present if gasoline vapors are present. Some type of forced ventilation is needed. A good place to start would be with a boat dealer for some ideas. Doing something about ventilation would be an immediate priority for me. Or, from a different angle, I guess I don...
by fxlew
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 3268

Re: Fuel pump

For about $15 you can buy a fuel pump for a Briggs and Stratton engine. It works with very low pressure as it is feeding a conventional float type carb. This pump is operated by pulses in the crankcase on the B&S motor. The pulse connection is made on the rocker cover on my 18 hp 2 cylinder engine. ...
by fxlew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 6286

Re: Restamping engine numbers

Be careful if you want to use a current 17 digit VIN format. There is a formula created check digit in all 17 character VIN numbers. That check digit exists so that no one can create a VIN number, as without the secret formula there is no way to know what that check digit needs to be. I am not aware...
by fxlew
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: It’s official...
Replies: 17
Views: 3621

Re: It’s official...

Just to say THANK YOU for your efforts. I really like the new site too. Like anything new, it takes some getting out the mode that "it's not like it used to be". Once past that the new format is easy to work with and much more intuitive. Thanks for all that work too.

Lew
by fxlew
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Cylinder Head Numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: Mystery Cylinder Head Numbers

For what it's worth, when I worked for and engine machining company back in the 80's we would typically stamp the heads and other parts with a code that showed the amount machined from the part. This would let the next shop or us, if the parts ever came back, know how much material was already gone ...
by fxlew
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowering top on Depot Hack
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Lowering top on Depot Hack

I built a T hack body years ago and used it on a 1924 chassis. The plan I based my body on was purchased from Hudson Wagon Works. I dropped the height of the body from the dimensions on the plans to clear my garage door. The springs settled a little once the body was completed and on the frame givin...
by fxlew
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Forum Feature and OFF Topic Forum created
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

Re: New Forum Feature and OFF Topic Forum created

Not that anyone reads it, but it might be helpful to update the Forum rules to include how a persons post should be assigned to a certain category. It seemed pretty vague and maybe an update would be useful? At least it could be referred to when a situation calls for it I suppose. Further, I would h...
by fxlew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 7313

Re: Coolant Recommendation

Here's some facts. A corrosion inhibitor is critical for protection of the cooling system including things like cylinder blocks and heads, radiators, etc. Oil or other petroleum additives rot rubber components. They are not desirable for any automotive application. A 50/50 mix of permanent antifreez...
by fxlew
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 7313

Re: Coolant Recommendation

Here's some facts. A corrosion inhibitor is critical for protection of the cooling system including things like cylinder blocks and heads, radiators, etc. Oil or other petroleum additives rot rubber components. They are not desirable for any automotive application. A 50/50 mix of permanent antifreez...
by fxlew
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Topic Icons
Replies: 21
Views: 5553

Re: Topic Icons

Just testing my ability to reply to a post.

Great job on the new web site! Will take a little getting used to and everyone will love it!

Lew