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by Tmodelt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Great Christmas gift for the T owner that has very thing. I will attempt special orders.
by Tmodelt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Hank,

I want to kick myself for using all the hoods that I did for "sleds". The one that I remember the most was from a 57 Chevy. Made a great toboggan for group when towed behind our truck.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Thank you Veterans

I want to convey my gratitude to ALL veterans (both young and old) and their families for their sacrifices.

They give / gave so much so that I can enjoy my freedoms.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1171

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Tom Hicks,

My brother is doing his part to help eradicate your deer problem. He and his hunting partners have taken several each so far this season near the Roanoke / Salem area.

Kim R.Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Hogshead Spacer for Model "A" crank conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: WTB Hogshead Spacer for Model "A" crank conversion

That engine was a real barn burner. I rode in Andy's white T Touring many times out on the interstate. Andy would pull up along side someone, honk/wave and then drive away from them just laughing
by Tmodelt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3303

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I was under the impression that "Henry" offered the bare running chassis so that the purchaser could modify to their specific desires e.g. trucks, tractors, snowflyers. To each his own. Being the shade tree mechanic/engineer that I am, I have opted to upgrade all three of my Ts for safety reasons (l...
by Tmodelt
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Btt. All profits benefit our local Autism Awareness Organization. Make offers.
by Tmodelt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1824

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Great project. I try to learn something new every day. I completed that task for today. HA!
by Tmodelt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1824

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I read several years ago about a Model T based V8. Does anyone know it one of these engines still exists?

I love the look of the tandem 4 cylinders. I had never seen one until today. Is that the way that the multiple engine pulling tractors do it?

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor

It has the mount / cover like yours.
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - high compression head
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: WTB - high compression head

There is an aluminum Sherman Spit Fire on ebay. I just saw it not tied to it.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: RHD hogshead and other parts
Replies: 1
Views: 136

WTB: RHD hogshead and other parts

Looking to purchase a RHD hogs head that will fit my 26/27 motor that I am building. Also looking for most of the smaller parts.
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor

Bruce,
I purchased an Atwater Kent front plate earlier this year to rebuild as it needs work. I paid $125. Remember mine needs work.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When a Fat Man Steering Wheel Does Not Fit the Fat Man
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: When a Fat Man Steering Wheel Does Not Fit the Fat Man

My brother's modern car had that same issue but it was caused by a semi turning right and driving over the hood. HA!

KRW
by Tmodelt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 3
Views: 627

FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Christmas inventory reduction: Michelin Men $75 + $15 shipping (each) Santa on skis $100 + $15 shipping Others $60 + $15 shipping (each) IMG_20191023_163627_kindlephoto-304732351.jpg IMG_20191023_162732_kindlephoto-306933727.jpg Dresden IMG_20191023_162331_kindlephoto-307493029.jpg IMG_20191023_1630...
by Tmodelt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

Dumb thought on my part because I have never seen one in person, but would the ones with the opposite thread cut be for a right hand drive hogs head? If so, I would be interested in them. I am trying to collect all the pieces necessary to build a the speedster.
by Tmodelt
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: the model A and church.
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: the model A and church.

My grandpa carried the hand crank for his Model A Coupe on the " package shelf" at the top of the seat back. Kept it handy for starting or as a weapon. HA!
by Tmodelt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2296

Re: KIDS AND CARS

My oldest two grandsons with me in my "23" on the way home from the Newport Indiana Antique Auto Hill Climb .
Boys in T with Papa
Boys in T with Papa
Four generations posing with me.
4 generations
4 generations
by Tmodelt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with

My thought would be to plan your route and then find fellow T people along the route as emergency contacts for any BIG problem that you may encounter that can't be fixed under a tree. Don't forget your cell phone.
by Tmodelt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A word to the wise salesman
Replies: 14
Views: 889

A word to the wise salesman

Don't ever tell someone that is trying to purchase your product, "You can't afford it". I had a gentleman call me yesterday about a particular Model A engine aftermarket part (listed in the MTFCA parts classifieds) that I was inquiring about. Through the discussion this what he told me and I quote "...
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD

How about price? I might be able to save you hauling all the way to Hershey as I think that I would be on your travel route.
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: radiator

I am presently replacing the radiator in my 23 T with an aluminum radiator purchased off eBay for $136.00 that was designed for a T Bucket with Ford motor. I had to reposition mounting tabs and fabricate an "S" shaped radiator inlet connection pipe. (I can't weld aluminum very well). I also added a ...
by Tmodelt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: radiator

I have a Yale fork truck core in my 27 speedster. I have had it for over 35 years and it never overheats.
by Tmodelt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wooden pickup bed plans
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Wooden pickup bed plans

Looking for plans and material list to build wooden pickup bed that will fit my "23" Roadster. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: BUFFUM

I have a complete jack like you describe and it still works. I couldn't figure out in my earlier post how to get photos to add either. Victim's motto was "High Grade Tools for High Grade Workmen". I have hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, concrete finishers, saws, punches, wrenches, packing tools and a...
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: BUFFUM

There are 3 sizes to the bearing scrapers shown in the original post. They were 3" , 3.5" & 4" from tip to shoulder of the shaft. I have two complete sets. The Buffum Tool Co. Produced tools for just about every type of craft that existed up until the early 1920s. They produce a set of tools specifi...
by Tmodelt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Impressive.
by Tmodelt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

I would try an "easy out" of the correct size.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?

Ryan,
I have the radiator from Bob's in my possession. I am re-packaging so that it will fit in my daughter's car trunk. She and her spouse will be in Nashville July 27th thru July 29th. I will give her your contact information so that you can pick it up. By the way, it is a very nice radiator.
KRW
by Tmodelt
Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 2878

Re: A new Model T road

I put them in the crawl space to keep mice out. They do not have a pleasant odor.

Here again, a know it all telling me that I am full of crap! My last post ever on this forum. Thanks for proving my point!
by Tmodelt
Wed May 01, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 2878

Re: A new Model T road

Around here, most of us call Osage Orange, Hedge Apple. It is a nuisance plant dropping its softball sized seed balls all over.

We have found 3 uses.
1: fence rows
2: fire wood. Burns VERY hot. Eats chainsaw chains!!!
3: seed balls are a fine rodent deterrent
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 1668

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

I just looked up the definition of "spontaneous combustion". Linseed oil was a specific example. It is caused by the build-up of heat caused by oxidation in a confined space with no ventilation (pile of rags in a bucket). Oxidation and drying are two different processes. Oxidation of a material crea...
by Tmodelt
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another way OT: WTB Buffum Tool Co. tools
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Another way OT: WTB Buffum Tool Co. tools

I collect Buffum Tool Co. tools along with the Model T hobby. They were manufactured during the time that the Model T was in production. The tool company was located in Louisiana, MO and used the swastika as part of their logo way before the Nazi Party used it. "High grade tools for high grade workm...
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boyco fluids fender unit
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Boyco fluids fender unit

I paid $300 for the original set that I bought 2 years ago if this helps. I had to re-paint them. Some small dents but no rust through.
by Tmodelt
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: anyone coming from the Chicago area to Richmond, VA area?
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: anyone coming from the Chicago area to Richmond, VA area?

I may be going that direction (Roanoke, VA) in mid May. I will know more next week. I am located about 45 miles south of Chicago on I-55.
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?

I mounted mine on a "reese" hitch receiver that I inverted on the tongue bracing. The winch is mounted on a platform specifically designed to be removed when not in use. I purchased the platform from Harbor Freight. I normally keep my winch with my Blazer for tow out purposes. I also have a winch mo...
by Tmodelt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

I didn't know that Henry installed an electric starter in the 1911 models.
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keeping a Split Hood Together
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Keeping a Split Hood Together

Very Nice!
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More spring questions
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: More spring questions

Thanks! I didn't have a clear picture of the leaf with the end rolled up.

Do I need to drill a hole for the locating tab in the clip?
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More spring questions
Replies: 4
Views: 551

More spring questions

Do the retaining bolts for the spring clips go above or below the spring? I have seen both. Are there multiple types of spring clips? With and without locating tabs. I recently disassembled a "24" front spring and found the clips had locating tabs while the corresponding spring leaf did not have loc...
by Tmodelt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 21" front wheels and rims
Replies: 2
Views: 479

WTB: 21" front wheels and rims

Need two 21" front wheels and rims. They don't need to be perfect, just usable (suitable) for use on a trailer.
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: Model T fan assembly

The fan is riveted onto a brass hub/flange. It is the only one that I have run across like this as I am into the "new/modern" Model Ts. All 3 of mine would be considered "Frankenstein" cars. I was recently informed that my 23 Roadster had incorrect wheels and tires. My 26 Boattail will make every pu...
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Re: Model T fan assembly

Fan bracket is iron and similar to the brass one listed in the Lamb's catalogue that fits 11 - 16. The number that I find cast in it appear to be 7604A. Any guesses?
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1556

Model T fan assembly

During Spring cleaning of the garage, I found a complete fan assembly. The blades (4 individual pieces) are riveted onto a brass sheave with 4 rivets each. I have only found one photo through a supplier that lists it as an 09 -16. Is this correct? Any idea as to value? Most of what I have been findi...
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Racing T 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

Re: Racing T 1911

Soooo,

Mr. Rowland Winn took the win? Ha!

Kim R.Wynn
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire chains on my Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Tire chains on my Roadster

Thanks Dennis. I learn something new every day. I was more intrigued with the box, but now I also have a reason to mount my skis to the front. I have skis but no tracks.
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire chains on my Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Tire chains on my Roadster

I just rescued a pair of Dreadnought tire chains, complete with box. The box is marked 4.40 x 29 balloon. They fit snugly in my 4.40 x 21 tires on my 23 Roadster. Does anyone know their value?
Box side
Box side
Box top
Box top
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T aluminum locking steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Model T aluminum locking steering wheel

Should I turn the heat on under the fryer to keep water hot? Just got 2 new keys cut. The locksmith made sure lock and key worked.
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T aluminum locking steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Model T aluminum locking steering wheel

All thoughts / ideas welcome. The aluminum spider has been painted white with what looks like house paint. The rim will be replaced. What would be the easiest / fastest way to remove this paint without affecting the locking mechanism? I don't plan on polishing. Thanks
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Martin Perry Body Dump Truck
Replies: 5
Views: 3225

Re: 1926 Martin Perry Body Dump Truck

Is Martin Perry the maker of the cab or dump bed? I am looking for an old hand operated Anthony dump bed that was produced in Streator, Illinois.
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crankcase ventilation
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Crankcase ventilation

I would only be guessing and I don't want to be included in the "well meaning but misinformed"group. I am with Larry. It has to be the air intake for the carb to function correctly. This setup would also supply the venturi effect to aid in drawing the oily air / gasses of combustion mixture into the...
by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

Asbestos is a carcinogen when dry and in a "friable " condition (pulverized / dust). If these bands are in fact asbestos, they can't be disposed of in your normal trash.
by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 4501

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

They can't make change without a calculator either.
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Towing a trailor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Towing a trailor?

Is the issue with the tail wagging the dog or transmission internals? Didn't the Vintage Ford magazine do a cover story many years ago about "Billy Pubah" (sp) and his TT hauling a Model T racer on back? I plan on building a single axle trailer using T wheels and springs. All that I plan on hauling ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 2426

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

Don't feel alone. I asked about Bob's Antique Auto in Loves Park, IL and the Midwest Flooding to see if they were ok and it got "booted" by someone to the OT section also. Very disappointed.
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides OT and moved thread?
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Who decides OT and moved thread?

Recently posted a thread concerning a fellow Model T guy and parts supplier. Who and why was this determined to be OT? I don't know how many people read OT treads but I don't. It would have been nice if whomever moved it would have let me know so that when I went looking for it, I didn't waste my ti...
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Midwest Flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Midwest Flooding

Has anyone recently talked to anyone at Bob's Antique Auto Parts in Loves Park, IL? Just saw video of sever flooding there. I normally order my Model T parts though them.

I hope and pray that they haven't been effected. They are nice people to deal with.
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rust in water jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Rust in water jackets

The last time that I had to be with glass beads on flat surfaces, I used duct tape to cover finished surfaces. The glass beads "bounced" off the tape as long as I wasn't directly blasting on the tape.

You might try wet soda blasting.
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snowmobile Ski
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Snowmobile Ski

There was a complete set on eBay last week with a couple of photos.
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Relocating The Hand/Emergency Brake
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Relocating The Hand/Emergency Brake

I left the quadrant and ratchet in it's factory installed location but took the "rosebud" to it and placed 2 45° bends (out and back up) in it. This moved it outboard and gave me leg room while also effectively shortening the handle length on my 27 Speedster. This made the handle look more in propor...
by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT- Ethanol-Free Gas Question
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: OT- Ethanol-Free Gas Question

I was informed MANY years ago by a bulk fuel distributor that color was added to show that it was street legal (road usage tax paid). I know here in "The Land of Lincoln" that diesel fuel is done that way. Bulk fuel used for non-road use equipment (tractors / heavy equipment) does not have dye added...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2772

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Tom, I sent you an email thru the club with info my brother gave me. Call up VS Motor Vehicle Code 462-xxxx. He said to start at section 1157. He also questioned the officer's knowledge of the code because with that rational, one could never pass inspection on a "hot rod" with aftermarket equipment ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2772

Re: Virginia State Inspection

What is with the "cop" bashing? My brother is a retired police officer in VA. In his defense, in the 25+ years that he served, he issued only one traffic ticket to a truck driver (a lot of warnings) due to not wanting to effect their livelihood. The one was the same driver on a different infraction ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: maximum cylinder bore

I don't think Grandpa would have kept any Chevrolet parts. Sac-religious to him!!! He had a several Model Ts and Model As. One was a 28 full cab pickup with a Model B engine. It was fun to pass people at highway speed out on the interstate. I made an assumption. I will have to make a trip back out t...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: maximum cylinder bore

Thanks Kevin.

The pistons that I possess have a chamfer at the top (about 3/8") then transition to a flat top. Does this make them high compression? I wouldn't consider them "domed".
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 752

maximum cylinder bore

Attempting to acquire all parts and pieces to build my next speedster engine. What is the maximum SAFE cylinder bore for a 26 / 27 Model T engine? I will be using a pressurized oil system and Chevrolet OHV conversion. The reason that I ask is that I inherited a set of Model A aluminum standard bore ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauling a Model T
Replies: 21
Views: 2147

Re: Hauling a Model T

I use 5/8" diameter round stock formed into a large " V" with the ends bent to form a hook that will fit over the tires. I then run these thru "I" bolts installed in the floor. This keeps the car riding on it's own suspension with the tires tied down and no need to worry about paint wear.
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 2428

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

Ethanol will also breakdown any sealer inside the gas tank. I applied a sealer several years while using ethanol and couldn't figure out why it would run and then sputter to death. I started finding "strings" of yellow stuff in the carburetor bowl and filter. Finally figured out that the sealant was...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?

I am not endorsing any store or product, but Lowe's sells a rattle can of paint that resembles the blue enamel campware. I haven't used it yet but plan on picking up a can to tryout the next time that I pass one of their stores.
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terminal Block tightening?
Replies: 14
Views: 1610

Re: Terminal Block tightening?

I have fixed terminal blocks the same way that I was taught to fix stripped door hinge screw holes. Wooden match sticks or toothpicks. They will "swell" to tighten in the hole (no drying time). I was taught this trick by my carpenter father. Works great. I haven't lost a door yet. HA!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 2620

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

When I purchased my 23 Roadster, it had a large pipe union brazed on the manifold and pipe. Any port in a storm. First things that I replaced even though they worked. Before I went with much labor, I would chase the threads and then wrap a narrow strip of aluminum foil over threads to make up for wo...
by Tmodelt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: exhaust header and adapter plate
Replies: 0
Views: 315

FS: exhaust header and adapter plate

I have for sale an exhaust header that has a bore to fit a Model A Ford also included is an aluminum adapter plate to mate the header to a Model T Ford. $300 + shipping.
Center inlet ports
Center inlet ports
Exhaust header
Exhaust header
Adapter plate
Adapter plate
by Tmodelt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

Btt. Inventory reduction! April is Autism Awareness Month. My profits go to my local autism awareness organization. Michelin Men were $100 + $15 shipping. NOW $80 + $15 shipping. All others were $80 + $15 shipping. NOW $65 + $15 shipping. Reasonable offers will be considered and shipping combined on...
by Tmodelt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

IMO, history is lost due to the lack of interest by most younger people these days. They do not communicate without the use of technology. I am almost 60 and I love to talk to the "older" folks. I would sometimes hear the same story many times from my grandfather but he always told it the same way. ...
by Tmodelt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2254

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Acetone formula may have changed. I quit using it 35 years ago after I stopped building fiberglass bodies and molds.
by Tmodelt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2254

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Don't forget folks that acetone IS a known carcinogen that will penetrate your skin (pores). I am in trouble later in life due to using this stuff to clean my hands in a past job setting. Used to have it readily available in 55 gal drums.
by Tmodelt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4220

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I received my speedster from my grandfather in 1968. At that point in time it had a cut down touring body and wooden box. Wish that I still had that body!
by Tmodelt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 3110

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

My "sweetie" for the last 44 years (celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this June) purchased my latest acquisition when I officially retired. She bought me a 1923 Roadster that was ready to drive. Not many women left around like her. She lets me do just about anything that I want as long as it ...
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Old Photo-Tank

I seem to remember a Vintage Ford article from back in the 70s dedicated to the Ford 3 ton tank. I think that the 2 transmissions were tied together by a large "bull" ring and either engine could drive both tracks. The second engine could also be started through this "bull" ring arrangement after th...
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Shop Mule Tractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1406

Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

At least the yellow tow motor is a Ford Model A. Someone in the Army Air Corps knew about parts availability!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 4370

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

The very worst mistake that I have made is non T related. I corrected not one but two instructors while in nuke school. I was right in both cases but still labeled as a "boat rocker". I did apologize to one of the instructors out of respect.
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Fastenal shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: OT Fastenal shipping

I sometimes ship long skinny parts in pvc pipe with threaded end caps. Very rigid packaging with no damage. Can be reused for the return shipment too.
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Heater for model t
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Heater for model t

My manifold heater grate is in the floor boards at "momma's" feet. When "momma" is happy, everyone is happy!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anti Semitic History Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 2699

Re: Anti Semitic History Controversy

None of us can change history, whether 100 years ago or even yesterday. We can work to correct injustices or inaccuracies. I was not around 100 years ago so I have no first-hand knowledge and only have printed text to base any opinions that I have established. My 80 year old father told me many year...
by Tmodelt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT almost! The lathe. Model T's ARE briefly shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: OT almost! The lathe. Model T's ARE briefly shown.

When I was going thru my apprenticeship program and college machine tool tech program, I was taught that other than castings, the lathe is the only machine that can reproduce all of it's parts.
by Tmodelt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Essential tool for antique or modern car
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Essential tool for antique or modern car

Just to paint the full picture, my father was a carpenter by trade. Now imagine two framing nails. One head up and the other point up. When helping him frame a house once he told me that the nails that I had pulled from my apron that had the point up were for the other side of the house. In a past l...
by Tmodelt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photo T tows T
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Old photo T tows T

Looks to me like the front of the T is in the box of the wrecker. The rear appears to be supported by rope / cable / chain from the booms to the rear axle. Nice photo!
by Tmodelt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT lathe question
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: OT lathe question

Are you using a live or dead center in the tailstock? If not, you may be experiencing vibration of the piece being turned. I also think like earlier answers and your thought that cheap steel may be "tearing" vs cutting. In a past life I was a machinist. You might be surprised at what a file and / or...
by Tmodelt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

1 new radiator cap in my inventory.

Miniature antique fruit press: $80 & $15 shipping
Fruit press side view
Fruit press side view
Fruit press front view
Fruit press front view
by Tmodelt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: scam
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: scam

I have heard that the scammers are trying to get you to say "yes" so that it can be recorded for use in some type of banking / credit card scam.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried doing or using this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Has anyone tried doing or using this?

Dallas, I found that shaving cream rubbed onto hands until dry prior to work with oily / greasy parts works as well as dawn for washing away the mess.

Just my $.02 worth.
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Another Ford, still working away
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: OT Another Ford, still working away

I learned to drive on an 8N. I love the 2 pedal braking. It makes it easy to steer with the front end "floating". Dad and I found out that a lot of Models A parts are interchangeable with the 8N. We had a cylinder sleeve start tapping against the head on the piston upstroke. The fix in the barn was ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Here it comes...
Replies: 22
Views: 1796

Re: OT Here it comes...

South of Chicago about an hour and it stopped snowing about an hour ago. We got about 5" of heavy / wet snow. Now The wind has picked up. The new neighbor was out with his Jeep and plow. He cleaned the circle drive in 2 passes & wouldn't take money or gas. He said he was making up for some of the "n...
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!

USPS usually includes $50 insurance free on most packages. You must have the receipt. I don't know how long reimbursement would take. I insure for an amount to include refunds and replacement cost. I have a home number the same as a block south. Multiple packages have been mis-delivered and they hav...
by Tmodelt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: I have this fan...................

I have found that a bath in good old "Coke a Cola" removed rust / corrosion. Also makes a good bug remover on the windscreen, but keep it off the paint as it also removed paint.
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: American Pickers RAJO Barn Find
Replies: 16
Views: 2068

Re: American Pickers RAJO Barn Find

I have been to both stores. As already stated above, most of the affordable merchandise this affiliated with the show. I think that they cater to clients that have a higher expendable income than I have. I also watched the episode where they purchased the head. For the price that they paid the old g...
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

2 new caps in my inventory.

Michelin Men: $100 + $15 shipping each
Waving Michelin Man
Waving Michelin Man
Sitting Michelin Man
Sitting Michelin Man