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by CJB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding A 1927 Starter
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Rebuilding A 1927 Starter

John kuehn wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:25 am
Go to your local alternator-generator rebuild shop. They can check it on their growler pretty quick...
There's a third-generation auto electric shop nearby and whenever I need an armature growled, I drop in with a box of donuts and leave five minutes later, job complete.
by CJB
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First snow driving of the year...
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: First snow driving of the year...

I bought this car at an auction in 2006 — in amongst the junk under the back seat was a set of chains.

I used them occasionally a few years ago, but was plagued by frequent breakage. The rope idea sounds like fun.

26T snow chains 47D.jpg
by CJB
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First snow driving of the year...
Replies: 8
Views: 445

First snow driving of the year...

And if being a good sport was an Olympic event, my sweetie would be on Team Canada. I often hear others' recollections or speculation that these skinny T tires really cut through the snow and make for easy going — that's never been my experience. I can spin the tires shifting into high and even mino...
by CJB
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pn support dogear blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Oil pn support dogear blocks

Kmatts way is how I do it ... And by the way I used lock washers instead of the cotter pins. Given that the horizontal bolt is intended to be snug but not tight, I wonder if there will be enough clamp force to enable the lock washer to hold sufficiently. My preference here is a self-locking nut (wh...
by CJB
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...

Thanks to all for your replies. My plan is to notch the shoes at the back pivot for “controlled breakage “ should that happen, and mount the rear return spring just in case. The cam contact face on each shoe was noticeably worn and another factor in choosing to replace the shoes. Having said that, I...
by CJB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...
Replies: 6
Views: 349

1925 Repro rear brake shoe fitting question...

I am replacing the rear shoes on my ‘25 speedster. The old ones are 10 years old and worn about 2 mm across the diameter. A brake cam sleeve would work for now, but the older shoes are a larger diameter past the linings, and will scrape casting-to-drum at some point. The new shoes have lots more wea...
by CJB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Frustrations...
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Generator Frustrations...

Thanks Jerry and Bill for your replies...

There is indeed a new insulator on the brush plate although it’s hard to tell in the photo.

Bill, I owe you a coffee or a beer or whatever beverage you prefer — that’s exactly what it was. Much appreciated!
by CJB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Frustrations...
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Generator Frustrations...

My generator was working just fine a few days ago and then it wasn't. I could see one brush screw had fallen out leaving the brush and coil wires flopping around. Gaining access to that brush required removing the generator — a closer look revealed dodgy insulation on the coil wires and failing brus...
by CJB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front crank felt gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: front crank felt gasket replacement

I’ve used Gene’s technique successfully a couple times (although I prefer Right Stuff as the sealant/adhesive). You might find your seal is a bit too thick and fouls against the crank pulley — I had that issue with one of the reproductive aluminum clamp-on pulleys, easily overcome with a bit of lath...
by CJB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T RPU Box?
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Is this a Model T RPU Box?

Good morning All This 1928 Essex Super Six was converted to a pickup many decades ago. The metal box is embossed FORD. Is this a Model T box? This pickup conversion and a companion 1928 Essex SS Sedan are being prepared for sale, and are located in Cardston AB, just north of the Montana border. I ha...
by CJB
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Speedster Adventure!
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Another Speedster Adventure!

We're overnighting in Coutts on the Alberta/Montana border (and as close as we get to the US this trip). Trip odometer says 545 miles since we left Edmonton. Friday and Saturday were sunny, dry and windy. This morning it was still windy, but sunny and dry were but a memory... 21 Rain driving.jpg The...
by CJB
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Speedster Adventure!
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Another Speedster Adventure!

We left Lillo's about 4:00 and made tracks for the Crowfoot Ferry, one of four river ferries still operating in the Province of Alberta. Wide load! 11 Wide load.jpg Waiting on the ferry to take us across the Bow River: 12 Waiting on Crowfoot Ferry.jpg Jeff the Happy Ferry Man gets some seat time in ...
by CJB
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Speedster Adventure!
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Another Speedster Adventure!

The Northwest Vintage Speedsters gang runs a great 200 mile Endurance Run in the PNW every Labour Day weekend — 2020 excepted of course. Friend Jerry and I look forward to motoring down from Edmonton in the '24 Speedster for this first-rate event, but this year we two vagabonds set off to the south-...
by CJB
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt threads
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Bolt threads

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My 1912 KisselKar manifold studs are 1/2-12 thread (both ends).

Broke one earlier this summer and a good friend carved me two new ones and a couple nuts from 4140 steel.
by CJB
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement air filter element suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Replacement air filter element suggestions?

I'm late getting back to this thread, but thanks to all who responded. The immediate need has passed — after the lacquer thinner evaporated, my filter element returned to its original size and shape. Said element is now re-oiled and back in place. On the less-urgent hunt now for unobtrusive replacem...
by CJB
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement air filter element suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Replacement air filter element suggestions?

I had the bright idea to rinse the old filter oil from the foam element using lacquer thinner. That seemed to work, but gone with the old oil was the original size of the filter and virtually all integrity of shape. Oops. Lang's catalogs the replacement elements at US$14.75US. I like Langs a lot but...
by CJB
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers

The clouds and rain cleared an hour before we mustered and a good time was had by all. Twenty-nine vehicles including 10 moderns but only the one T tonight.
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by CJB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers

This particular T'er and his long-suffering bride will be on the Mystery Tour this evening (top up, for sure), hope to see you there Bob.
by CJB
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia

The roadster "3266" at left has a red(?) cross placard in the windscreen. Would this be similar to MD plates in the US?
by CJB
Mon May 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Procedure to patinate plated core plugs for a rebuilt-but-doesn't-look-it engine...

0. As purchased
1. Sanding belt
2. Sandblast
3. Vinegar wash
4. Peroxide wash

Steps 1 and 2 were necessitated by the pre-existing galvanizing. Step 4 took just a few seconds.

Frost plugs fast rust.jpeg
by CJB
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

...I doubt the user expects to install the normal Model T magnets... Hi there Walt, didn't see your reply until now. Turns out this user IS going to install normal Model T Magnets. I love my coils. Having said that, I'm optimistic the missing material won't be fatal. Anyways, here's hoping the engi...
by CJB
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

Thank you Dan. Much appreciated.
by CJB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

What is the typical weight of a flywheel c/w ring gear, magnets and hardware?

We took about 10 lb out of this one:
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by CJB
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?

Thanks for those pics Ralph. That is quite the flywheel — gonna be tough to mount my magnets though...
by CJB
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?

Thanks to all for your comments. Much appreciated.
by CJB
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where & how much to lighten flywheel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Where & how much to lighten flywheel?

We are replacing my speedster flywheel thanks to cracks from the triple-pin holes to the centre bore. The current flywheel had been lightened somewhat (not in the area that cracked) and I plan to do similar to the replacement. Very interested to hear others' opinions/suggestions/experience about whe...
by CJB
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Thanks Terry, that's very helpful.

Further up the same page the author states the preferred clearance above the piston is 0.050-0.080". What I have now is double or more this ideal.

T Compression ratios.png
https://mtfctulsa.com/Tech/head_design.htm
by CJB
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Thank you gentlemen. That’s the sort of lively and helpful discussion I was hoping for.
by CJB
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

Thanks to all who replied, although I was expecting a livelier discussion. With the number of Z-heads in service and the general interest by so many T'ers in improved performance, I'm surprised more folks have not chimed in with direct personal experience. Seems to me if the bottom end is in good sh...
by CJB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

I would like to hear others' experience with and/or opinions around milling an aluminum Z-head to increase compression. By my estimation, there is currently some 0.150" space between the pistons and the cylinder head "horseshoe" squish area. This is including the head gasket (photos below) There loo...
by CJB
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 57
Views: 6775

Re: What is this ??

Ron Patterson wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:04 pm
...I cannot figure how the band adjusting flat washer and lockwasher got loose inside the engine...
My guess is a previous owner dropped them in at some point and chose to just replace them and hope for the best.
by CJB
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...
Replies: 9
Views: 2206

Re: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...

DLodge wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:46 am
CJB wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:17 am
Buncha jamtarts!
...This is, however, the first time I have ever encountered "jamtarts" as an epithet. My Canadian education is apparently still lacking.... :D
Interesting. Maybe it's more common/less rare out west. We used it some as adolescents.
by CJB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

Article sez the thieves traded the Ts for a Lexus and Infiniti?

Sounds like they “stole” four cars in total!
by CJB
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 2323

First drive is in a T

16 year old Mateo at the wheel, Grandma in back. 'Bout time that boy got his learner's permit.

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26T Mateo 1st drive closeup mres.jpg
by CJB
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 4500

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

You will find that the Permatex Ultra Black will work very well. It cures to a very durable and tough rubber like material. The epoxies and JB weld are too brittle and will not flex with the engine temps. My repairs have now lasted several years. Super clean the surface of any oil. I sort of cheate...
by CJB
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Just Wondering

I believe standard rear gearing works out to 5 mph per 200 rpm.

10 mph at 400 rpm, 30 mph at 1,200 rpm and so on.
by CJB
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Thanks Jim, that might be just the ticket. Looking forward to our visit next year.
by CJB
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Thank you Duey... but sadly, she remains unconvinced.
by CJB
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Duey, I would like to have your enthusiastic endorsement of my vintage toilet printed, framed, and presented to my bride. Wayne, the springs are just a couple from the misc springs box. In the Model T spirit, there is a cotter pin in the keeper hole. Here are the final (so far) T parts repurposed fo...
by CJB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

DING! The win to Wayne and Bob. Gizmo by the door is a rubber-tipped T valve door stop. Under the compressor closest to the light is a valve handle for the compressor drain which is then plumbed into the vent stack. Doorknob nearby is now a push-pull affair to operate the compressor isolation valve....
by CJB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Hi Allan, Iron Guy’s nose is the head end of a railway track spike. Legs are heavy bolts. I think his only T parts are eyes and base. Thanks, John. What’s in which jar? The one by the coffee pot has coffee grounds in it. One more T part in the second photo. It’s an important one, car will probably s...
by CJB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Thanks Wayne, figured you would chime in. Right on with the T gas tank and yes the big tank is LaFrance. Also right with the "iron man". Photos below, he has triple gear eyes and sits on a ring gear base. Nothing else T that I know of. Interesting story about this fella — like many of us, I have a n...
by CJB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestion for emergency brake extension.
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: Suggestion for emergency brake extension.

Mark: The instructions in the Warford booklet say to apply the transmission brake with parking brake lever pulled back into neutral to slow/stop the output shaft so it can be shifted into gear when cold... I haven't got a Warford booklet, but that's what I do in my speedster when shifting from neutr...
by CJB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 3330

A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

More years ago than I care to admit, we bought the place next door as both a financial investment (rent the upstairs and basement suite) and a lifestyle investment (nice garage in the back yard for you know who). The rental happened soon enough but I never got around the building the playhouse out b...
by CJB
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose rivets in brakedrum
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Loose rivets in brakedrum

Dave Nolting, manufacturer of the wonderful new T transmission drums, rivets them to their hubs cold (using a press).
by CJB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?

Got it Keith, thanks.

Sorry to hear you can't make it this year.
by CJB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?

At the airport now and my 2017 FORUM ball cap is packed...

I thought I saw a reference within the last month with details of the meetup time and place but can't find it this morning.

Anything planned for 2019? Where and When?

Thanks.
by CJB
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

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

Thanks all for your comments, especially yours Scott. I expect it will be sheared rivets. So this likely the low drum I re-riveted some years ago. Oops.

I may not get to it for a few weeks but will report back then.
by CJB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Sudden & Silent low speed disappearance — what happened?

Went out for a spin this evening with Lady Michelle in our '26 Touring, the last drive before a big cleanup ahead of an event Wednesday. Last drive indeed! I stepped on the low pedal to leave a stop sign and... nothing. Pedal went the usual distance but there was no sound, no motion, no drag on the ...
by CJB
Thu May 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Thanks for the comments and suggestion. I know it seems nutty to own Model Ts and fret over oil stains, but my other two garages are working garages and they look the part, whereas the new one is properly finished inside and out and will be more of a parking/display/social space. It looks pretty nic...
by CJB
Wed May 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Colour Chart... hi-res version?
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Model T Colour Chart... hi-res version?

Could someone please link or direct me to a hi-res version of this rather amusing colour chart?
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by CJB
Wed May 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts
Replies: 19
Views: 4669

Re: OT or not- my pet peeve about posts

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by CJB
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Stopping oil stains before they happen?

I’m finishing up a new garage soon (hoping!) and the 7-month old concrete driveway is as yet unsullied by oil stains. Can someone suggest a treatment for the driveway surface that will keep the inevitable oil drips from soaking in? Ideally, oil drips would easily wipe or wash off the treated concret...
by CJB
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

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

Thanks all for your comments. I'm going to start with Henry's suggestion. Just nosey . . . why do you want to drill holes in that pail ? Enamelled steel articles aren't easy to come by. Would something else do ? HI Rich — I need the look of porcelain and an intact inside coating for this project. I'...
by CJB
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

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

I need to drill two holes in this pail. One about 1" diameter in the bottom, and a second one about 1/2" diameter near the top.

I expect this coating will want to crack and/or chip — any suggestions for doing a neat job on this?
by CJB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Re: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...

Well, it looks like Garlits on Wednesday and lunch at Sonny's. Sounds like a fun day ahead. Thanks to all for your input.
by CJB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...

No, not that kind of good time! The Lady Michelle and I are in central Florida for a few days — she's off to Disney World on Wednesday and I'll be at loose ends. I'm thinking of driving up to Ocala for the Don Garlits museum, but am looking for additional/alternate suggestions... other collections, ...