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by tmodeldriver
Mon May 03, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Hogshead

If that chunk fell into the transmission you have to get it out of there. Probably best to get another hogshead. :cry:
by tmodeldriver
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Florida motorvehicle title certificate plate. Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Florida motorvehicle title certificate plate

Hi, Mr. Leonard. I'll take it. PM sent. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alitle help here?
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Alitle help here?

The Stutz claimed, "There's nothing worser than driving a Mercer".

The Mercer bunch, "You'd have to be nuts to drive a Stutz".

Just a little harmless banter that probably led to a few fistfights. :)
by tmodeldriver
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Car I should have kept.
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: The Car I should have kept.

1933 Plymouth Sport Coupe, 1947 Mercury Club Coupe, 1959 Jaguar XK-150 S roadster, just to name a few. :(
by tmodeldriver
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "barn find" would you like to find?
Replies: 31
Views: 1216

Re: What "barn find" would you like to find?

John, the girl in your barn is prettier and she ain't packing a pistol. There's nothing funny about a woman with a gun. :lol: For me it would be a Jaguar XK-150 S. I owned one for a few years back on the sunny slopes of long ago. That car was pure fun and with the right exhaust system Jags make the ...
by tmodeldriver
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some old pics
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: Some old pics

The smoke could be from a locomotive.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Truck rear axle literature
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: TT Truck rear axle literature

Hi, Steven. I've ordered the Ruckstell manual as you suggested. Thanks. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Truck rear axle literature
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: TT Truck rear axle literature

It's a standard rear end. Thanks for your reply. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Truck rear axle literature
Replies: 4
Views: 204

TT Truck rear axle literature

Does anybody out there in T Model country have a manual for the TT rear axle that you'd be willing to sell or make a copy? I need to tear into the axle of my truck and it would be nice to have some literature so I won't be totally winging it. :) Please send me a pm if you have such a manual. Thank y...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Truck rear axle literature
Replies: 5
Views: 379

TT Truck rear axle literature

Does anybody out there in T Model country have a manual for the TT rear axle that you'd be willing to sell to me or make a copy? I need to tear into mine and replace the gears (7 1/4:1 to 5 1/6:1). Some literature would help so I won't be totally winging it. Please send me a pm if you can help. Than...
by tmodeldriver
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT outside brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: TT outside brakes

Located a set of RM brakes. Thanks, forum.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT outside brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 277

TT outside brakes

Have any of you guys got a set of outside brakes for the TT truck that are pretty well used up? Cheap? Message me with a description and maybe we can work something out. Thanks. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A name is?
Replies: 32
Views: 1327

Re: A name is?

Tmodeldriver, because why not? Sometimes in the South we call 'em T Models and A Models. I don't know why. Yesterday afternoon I had the 26 touring out hauling grand younguns and some cousins and a couple aunts and uncles around the heighborhood while others hid the Easter eggs. Everybody said they ...
by tmodeldriver
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Chickasha Report

Thanks, Steve. Thanks a LOT, Steve. I was sitting here wishing I was at Chickasha. Then I opened your post and wish it even more. But that's all right, I ain't mad.

We're thinking of taking a road trip in a month or two. Might drop in on you like before. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Well used coil
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Well used coil

Might be able to salvage some of the tar.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Don’t Trade In Kim Dobbins For A Model T
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: FJ - Don’t Trade In Kim Dobbins For A Model T

I was advised to use horse manure on my strawberries. I tried it but I'm going back to whipped cream. :lol:
by tmodeldriver
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Sick Dodge
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Sick Dodge

Howdy, Steve. You might check for a cracked or carbon tracked distributor cap. Good luck. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 924
Views: 126496

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Anybody with enough money can restore an old Corvette. It takes a real man to cut one up. :lol:
by tmodeldriver
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Music
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Model T Ford Music

"Gonna buy me a Model T Ford." Absolutely the best Model T song I've heard. On Youtube go to T Model T Movie 2017. It's a video about a tour in Australia. Well worth watching. The song starts at minute 15. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Langs catalog came today
Replies: 29
Views: 1906

Re: New Langs catalog came today

Leonard, you and I will have to get together. Mine came two days ago missing the back cover. Seems okay otherwise. :)
by tmodeldriver
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 924
Views: 126496

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Why pay good money for penicillin when you can grow your own?
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil for the tiger timer
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Best oil for the tiger timer

Thanks for your input, gents. Jim, I like your idea about vaseline and 3 in 1 oil. That's probably the way I'll go.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil for the tiger timer
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Best oil for the tiger timer

and how often? Thanks. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help gas tank desperately needed
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Help gas tank desperately needed

When you have a gas tank that discharges from the bottom you can solder a piece of tubing into the sediment bulb of a length that will protrude about 1 to 1 1/2 inches into the tank. This will limit your driving range a bit but will draw cleaner gas and leave all that tramp metal and rust in the bot...
by tmodeldriver
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S TIGER TIMERS
Replies: 18
Views: 1564

Re: F-S TIGER TIMERS

I'd like one. How much postage to area code 33569? E-mail sent. Thanks, Bob
by tmodeldriver
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: IT SNOWED LAST NIGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: IT SNOWED LAST NIGHT

That is absolutely the best comment I have ever read on the P.C. movement, a sorry lowlife attempt to control our thoughts.

Thank you, Sir. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Off Topic Christmas Poem

Thanks for the neat poem, Uncle Stan. Thanks also for the .22 story, it brought back good memories. I got upgraded from my Red Ryder BB gun when I was twelve. For Christmas I got a J. C. Higgins .410 bolt-action repeater. Shot many rabbits with that little shotgun. Mr. Sweat, who ran the little coun...
by tmodeldriver
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snyder’s
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Re: Snyder’s

Do they still have their V8 Model T engine?
by tmodeldriver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hands-on how to videos
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: hands-on how to videos

"Candy-a** soft handed wimp" Sir, that's exactly what you are. Worrying about another guy's dirty hands look like? Kinda makes me want to puke.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 3227

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

Sure, all the above, but let's not forget free starts.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

If you drive in a parade set the lever in neutral. This way, if your foot slips off the low pedal you won't stall the engine and possibly have to get out of the car to wind 'er up again (embarrassing) or lurch ahead and take out the boy scout troop clowning around in front of you (even more embarras...
by tmodeldriver
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Lever Position
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Clutch Lever Position

Speaking from memory here so everything I say is highly suspect. I believe the cross shaft from a TT truck has a higher cam because of the truck's wider frame rails. Could that be your problem?
by tmodeldriver
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running out of gas
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: running out of gas

Seems to me that the space inside the gas tank will be so rich with gas fumes that you'd almost have to insert pure oxygen to achieve a combustible mixture. I'd feel completely safe piping exhaust gasses into the tank. Here in Florida the hills are just the overpasses and they don't give us much tro...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start need Help
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: Free Start need Help

He's just bragging.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3934

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Kid at the supermarket asked me if plastic bags were okay. I said, "I reckon." He gave me a blank look with a "Sir?" I told him, "Yes, plastic is okay. You're living in the South now, you should try to learn the language." More car related, back in the day the glove compartment was the dash box and ...
by tmodeldriver
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 924
Views: 126496

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

These days I see those trucks with the word, RAM in letters about a foot high on the back of the tailgate. Now I don't want that on the back of my vehicle. :roll:
by tmodeldriver
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 3657

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Well said, Jim. I know we can't stand in the way of progress but sadly, a lot of progress ain't. The old forum was a much more interesting place. Bob Hester
by tmodeldriver
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 5210

Re: free starts

Free starts are about the coolest thing a T Model can do. I even had one once when the car had set over night.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 4815

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Introverts of the world, our time has finally come. We have a chance to help save mankind by simply staying home and doing nothing. Do your best, the world may not pass this way again.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug adapters
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Spark Plug adapters

Or get a different head.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

Good luck replacing your head gasket, Steve.

My dad taught me this many years ago when I was a teenager. Before you drain the oil from any vehicle tie a rag to the steering wheel. This will remind you not to crank it up with no oil.
by tmodeldriver
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I shift Model TT into neutral
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: How do I shift Model TT into neutral

The worm drive doesn't matter. My TT has a Muncie transmission and when it is in neutral I can push the truck with one hand.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T V8!
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: Model T V8!

When I visited Snyder's about ten years ago they had one of these engines on display in their showroom.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT coil location
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: 1926 TT coil location

Brent, you could just go ahead and rivet a patch somewhere on one of your fenders. You know, just for the cool factor. No one will know that there's no crack underneath. Just trying to help. Bob :lol:
by tmodeldriver
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end gearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: TT rear end gearing

Jason, set the lever all the way forward. This is the high gear position. Very unlikely that your truck is stuck in low.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end gearing
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: TT rear end gearing

Hi, Jason. Let me make a small correction to what Steven said. Place the transmission in high, jack up one rear wheel just as he said. However, you should turn the engine until the rear wheel makes two (2) revolutions. On the TT truck this should be 5 1/6 turns or 7 1/4 turns. The number of turns is...
by tmodeldriver
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 924
Views: 126496

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Now Dave, that's just plain sick. Sick, sick, sick. I love it.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg/Lathe Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

Re: Stromberg/Lathe Fun

Howdy, Scott. Happy New Year. Mighty pretty work. As you know, I spent many years working in a machine shop turning out parts both large and small. The work was fun, satisfying, sometimes challenging, and always therapeutic. I just wish it had paid. :) The little poem below I learned many years ago ...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Somebody asked Sheriff Thwapp once, "Shurf, how come you always tote two'a them ol' forty fives?"

He said, "Cause they don't make forty sixes."
by tmodeldriver
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter ride in Russia
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: Winter ride in Russia

Great pictures, Michael. Thanks for posting. Happy New Year, Bob
by tmodeldriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Amen, gentlemen.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I too have two left feet. Sadly, I've never been able to buy a pair of flip flips. :cry:
by tmodeldriver
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 2445

Re: Rustitus

Rust is a lot like gold, except there's more of it.

A lady once told me that those Itis brothers are a bad bunch and Arthur is the worst.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California
Replies: 24
Views: 4561

Re: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California

Boy howdy, those Nigerians get around. There is one in the UK gonna send me $7.6 million as soon as I send him $8000. I'm saving up.
by tmodeldriver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: Vegetable garden?

Only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and home-growed termaters.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5226

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Howdy, Scott. Thanks for the explanation and video. That's exactly how a steam powered water pump can push make-up water into the same boiler it's getting the steam from. I shoulda have knowed. :oops: Regards, Bob.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5226

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

When using one of these adapters be sure to short out the spark plug wire while it is disconnected. Running the engine with the wire just dangling could damage the coil.

Also, I don't think the T engine is going to pump the 55 psi needed for 30x3 or 30x3 1/2 tires.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 924
Views: 126496

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

There's a lot of that SFB Syndrome going around. Sometimes you can even smell it on 'em and don't have to wait for them to say something. Back in the day we used to call 'em turd heads.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 2694

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

I still miss Walt Kelly and Pogo. "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Welcome to the affliction. ;)
by tmodeldriver
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: What’s this?

J. C. Whitney sold one they called a mini-supercharger. Somebody used to say that if you installed all of J. C. Whitney's gas saving devices you could start out with an empty tank and when your tank got full you could siphon it out and sell it to your neighbors. :lol:
by tmodeldriver
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Ah yes, giant midgets, I see 'em all the time. On that note, if a stadium full of midgets did the WAVE would that be called a ripple?
by tmodeldriver
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My stupid mistake of the week...
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: My stupid mistake of the week...

I always tie a rag onto the steering wheel of whatever I'm about to change the oil in. This will remind me not to start the engine until the oil is back in.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WARFORD GEAR BOXES
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

Re: WARFORD GEAR BOXES

Feller probably shouldn't jump into the middle of one guy's ad and start selling his own stuff. Just saying...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 3935

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

Spotted this one on a hunter's truck a few years ago, YEAH I SHOT BAMBI. HE FRIED UP REAL NICE.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I like the girl in the back row center. She's so tall she could hunt ducks with a tater rake. Might even bring 'em down with that grin if it didn't tear 'em up too bad.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

People tend to forget that the bagpipe is not a musical instrument but a weapon of war. It seems that back in the day an opposing army, at the sight of 300 or 400 men in skirts marching toward them with screaming pipes, would just have to go home, lie down and think about it for a long time.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starr overdrive or two speed ???
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Starr overdrive or two speed ???

'Fraid not, Mike. My Starr is in my 27 touring but is obviously a later installation 'cause this would be well after they were being made by Jumbo. Uncle Stan and others are well versed on these things and hopefully will chime in here with some details and perhaps manufacturing dates.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .

Hi, James. What Scott said. For temporary you might slip a piece of 1" pvc pipe a few inches long down over the handbrake handle so it will hit the dash and prevent the lever from going forward into high gear. Please don't ask how I know this. :)
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starr overdrive or two speed ???
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Starr overdrive or two speed ???

Hi, Michael. What you have is a Starr Planator two speed auxiliary transmission. Starr is earlier, later built by Jumbo. It is not an overdrive, it is direct and 50% underdrive. Works the same as a Ruckstell axle. Nice accessory.
by tmodeldriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Fords - continued from the beginning
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: First Fords - continued from the beginning

Hi, Rob. As always, I enjoy reading your posts. This clears up a question I've in my mine for along time as to whether Mr. Ford was involved with one or two companies before Ford Motor Co. Thank you. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery vs. Magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Battery vs. Magneto

Hi, David. By chance have you switched to a 12 volt battery? I use a 12 volt in my 26 and can't tell any difference between battery or magneto. With a 6 volt most T Models will run better on magneto. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Well, Rich, here's one that straddles the fence. Not quite clean and not quite filthy.

As the poets have mournfully sung,
death takes the innocent young,
the rolling in money,
the screamingly funny,
and even those who're well hung. :roll:
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!
Replies: 19
Views: 3437

Re: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!

Dang, Rob. Looks like you've got a full set of charley horses. If I remember right you had your other K rigged with a self commencer. Might be time to think about another.

Get well soon. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2776
Views: 287193

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I love limericks. I don't know too many clean ones but the following two stanza is a good one. I know it's not really related to this saga of misinformation but here goes. When you read the first line don't start thinking of the country version. There was a man from Nantucket who kept all his cash i...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Damaged speedster
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: Old Photo-Damaged speedster

That'll buff right out.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

It'd probably take a fire to create space in my shop.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

She says it will hurt. :(
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

Burger, as always, I appreciate your point of view on things and I'm sure that with a little innovation we could come up with something. I don't think we'd even need the skid-steer feature. With a really good caster under that right front couldn't we just steer with the left front wheel and expect t...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

Gentlemen, thank you for your replies. Yep, really, 345140 miles. By far, our best investment in an automobile. Adjuster hasn't seen it yet but it will be declared a total loss. It was going to be a total maybe six years ago when the tree fell on it but I knew a good body man who could fix it for li...
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

OT Sad End For The Expedition

We've owned a '98 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition since it was almost new. I crashed it last night when a young man made a left turn in front of me and I was unable to avoid a collision. Fortunately, the other guy, my wife and I were not injured but Eddie did not fare so well. Damage is not exte...
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: Foot throttle

I learned to drive a T with the hand throttle and it's never been a problem. Along with free starts I think it's just part of the charm of a T Model. A guy in our club has a foot throttle and swears by it. Must be all in what you're used to.
by tmodeldriver
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe

Hi, Scott, thanks for checking on that. Seems like it will take quite a bit of work to make it fit the Pow'r Kraft. Somebody with a South Bend could make better use of it. I guess I'll pass on it. Thanks again, Bob
by tmodeldriver
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe

Howdy, Scott. Do you think your Enco tool holder would work with my 10" Pow'r Kraft/Clausing lathe? The height from compound to center is 7/8". I have adapted some 9" South Bend tool post tool holders and actually had to mill them down a little. Don't remember how much. I hope y'all are well and enj...
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun down south
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: Fun down south

Them old Fords really get around, don't they?
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spark plug tire inflator
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: Spark plug tire inflator

Hi, David. The PM wouldn't work for me but I got yours. Your check will be in the mail tomorrow (Monday). Thank you. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spark plug tire inflator
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: Spark plug tire inflator

Hi, David. I will buy your tire inflator. PM sent. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE
Replies: 22
Views: 5349

Re: FREE

Thanks for the critique, Randy. While the guy was on his trip I had decided that I would not read his book based on the title alone.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Yahoo! It’s purring like a (very loud) cat
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Yahoo! It’s purring like a (very loud) cat

Howdy, Bob. I'm glad that you and Tom were able to get your TT running. They are a special breed of beast. If you want to know the ratio of your rear axle here's how you do it. Remove the spark plugs. Set the Ford transmission in high. Set the auxillary transmission (if any) in direct. Set the Rucks...
by tmodeldriver
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 3443

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

Thanks, Jeff. You brought back a good memory for me. My 1933 Plymouth coupe had one of those. I owned that great car from 1958 to 1961. :) :)
by tmodeldriver
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Way OT-77 Motorhome FS
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Way OT-77 Motorhome FS

Hi, Dave. If your motorhome is still available my brother-in-law would like to hear more about it. His name is Larry Avirett, e-mail, lavirett@gmail.com, phone 813-677-2004.

I read your description to him and I think my wife will send him a picture or two.

Thank you, Bob Hester
by tmodeldriver
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4:1 or 5:1 Steering mod?
Replies: 13
Views: 3386

Re: 4:1 or 5:1 Steering mod?

Yeah, right.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 4148

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I'm with Tim. I'll say right up front that I loved the old forum just the way it was, warts and all. I also realize the need for change because of lack of support for the old one, whatever that means. But I'm seeing this one getting broken down into more and more categories which is going to make it...
by tmodeldriver
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Wyoming wind today
Replies: 20
Views: 4384

Re: OT Wyoming wind today

My daughter, who lived in Wyoming about ten years, says that a popular saying in Wyoming is that the snow never melts, the wind just wears it out.

Scott and Althea, hello from Florida.
by tmodeldriver
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Re: Weather

Once again, we didn't get no snow. I'm okay with that. :)
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT period whatizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: OT period whatizit?

Legs? Howdy, Scott
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

About ten years ago, I visited a car museum in Canton, Ohio which had a pretty early Model T roadster which they were calling a Model S. I pointed out to the guy on duty several things that identified the car as a T, left-hand steering being a biggie. He wasn't interested and seemed to know very lit...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT period whatizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: OT period whatizit?

It's a Rolls self sharpening razor. Made by Rolls Royce I believe. I have a nos one still in the box, including a spare blade. Closed up, it looks like a sardine can. Remove one side of the can and you can hone the blade just by racking the handle back and forth pushing the blade along the hone. In ...