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by It's Bill
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

It would be tricky to get the flow balanced and optimized for sure. I guess more flow is needed to the bands than to the clutch, and filtering out the trash is definitely desireable. Dan's modification looks pretty good to me...
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 coil box wire question
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: 1911 coil box wire question

I bought a roll of 18 gauge solid copper insulated wire today that is intended for thermostat wiring. It is rated for 150 volts according to the packaging, but that must be for very low current. The original wires lasted for 100 years, so these will probably outlast all of us, even a youngster like ...
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

So I looked at these again, and it seems that the screen does a better job of evenly distributing the oil across the length of the transmission. The unmodified screen looks like it starves the rear section of oil, but by drilling larger holes in the screen the oil flows more freely to the clutch are...
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

I am new to Ts, so this is all good. Thanks for posting! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 coil box wire question
Replies: 2
Views: 201

1911 coil box wire question

I am in the process of refinishing my wooden Kingston coilbox. A couple of years ago, one of the first things I did when I got the car was to refresh and rewire the box and switch. I replaced the original wire with door bell wire of exactly the same size (both measure .036" diameter), but it looked ...
by It's Bill
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightened my frame yesterday.
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Straightened my frame yesterday.

Question, if the motor is installed, do you need to unfastened the wishbone ball before jacking? Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1271

Re: Welding machines

I have had oxy/acetylene for many years and love its versatility. Bought a Miller mig outfit several years ago and can now weld stainless and aluminum too. A revelation! When you finish the welding course, try blacksmithing. It is a blast, and you will be able to fabricate anything! Have fun and bes...
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What safety wire?
Replies: 26
Views: 855

Re: What safety wire?

Langs lists .040 stainless wire for a buck and a half in theit hardware section near the back of the (old) book. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 27
Views: 1391

Re: stupid men

I wish you guys would listen to yourselves. As a new person to the hobby, I have paid too much for some things because I didn't know better. And that's all. If a seller gets a high price for something you have plenty of, and the buyer is happy, it's all good. Chill out. Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Windshield Hardware, Plated or Painted?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

1911 Windshield Hardware, Plated or Painted?

Hello Historians, I have not been able to find any posts on whether the Rands windshield fastening hardware for a 1911 car is painted or left unpainted. The hinge and firewall connecting tabs are solid brass, and I have discovered what looks like brass plating on the rest of the hardware under the (...
by It's Bill
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screw size for dash shield
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Screw size for dash shield

Soap definitely works! Dad's favorite trick. Great idea on prethreading the hole! Cheers, Bill.
by It's Bill
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Victor generator hose connection question
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Victor generator hose connection question

Separate question to the concurrent carbide generator thread. What does the hose connection look like on the generator body? My car has the generator but was converted to a tank at some point. My generator has a hole in the side of the bottom tank, but the carbide basket "sleeve" would seem to precl...
by It's Bill
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Smokey Yunick's take: Smokey believed that no matter how hard you scrubbed the inside of a new engine, there was always a stray particle of casting sand that would remain and potentially come loose and find its way to a main bearing. Remember his racing engines operated at full power at the edge of ...
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell adaptibility
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Ruckstell adaptibility

I am not familiar with the Planator gearbox - never seen one and know nothing about them. My 1912 Buick roadster's rear axle is doing funny things. I have not had time to dig into it yet, but am wondering if a Ruckstell could be made to fit if the original rear cannot be fixed. The biggest challenge...
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are balloon tires the same as clinchers?
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Are balloon tires the same as clinchers?

Some education please. I know about clincher and how they are held to the wheel, but what are balloon tires and how do they work? Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell adaptibility
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Ruckstell adaptibility

Is it possible to adapt a ruckstell rear end to a Brass Era car other than a model T? That is, to a Buick, Metz, or other non-Ford? Has anyone done this successfully? And what is involved?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil lamp burner disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Oil lamp burner disassembly

Got them off! How? Soaked them in PB Blaster overnight - still stuck. Then heated the font top where the two assemblies join together until oil smoke filled the air, then grabbed the burner and font and twisted counter clockwise. They both released! If you do this, wear gloves! My guess is decades o...
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil lamp burner disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Oil lamp burner disassembly

Thanks Mark! I should have said this is a brass car -1911- so I don't have paint to worry about. The burner appears to be thin brass that is plated. Nickle maybe? There are three places staked into the burner assembly that are equally spaced around the collar that fits onto the neck of the font. It ...
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil lamp burner disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Oil lamp burner disassembly

How do you remove the burner assembly from the font of an oil burning sidelight? Mine are Stuck! Stuck! Do they unscrew? I have squirted some PA Blaster up into the area where threads might be, and await your replies. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 40
Views: 1245

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

A buddy of mine sealed his radiator outlets, filled it part way with cleaner, strapped it to his portable concrete mixer, and let it run for an hour. Came out clean as a whistle! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain

Gary, I had to send an email. I could not figure out how the pm messaging works. Duh, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain

Hi Gary, please reserve one for me. I will pm you with my contact info and to get you paid. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

One more, I think I bought a replacement float valve set and lead washer from you a couple of years ago. Would that set be the same as this set? Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1607

Re: Lockpicking old locks

The stage robbers on Gunsmoke use a six gun... :) Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

Scott, is this a straight replacement for the stock valve, or does it require modifying the carb? Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: My cam gear status

I agree with Steve. Dan's gears are super. I drilled and tapped a couple of holes in mine so I could later fit a puller on it from the front. I doubt very much that it will ever need such attention, but just in case... Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restoration Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Restoration Supply

They are top notch, and personally involved in the hobby!
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?

Thanks again guys. The engine is freshy rebuilt, so it is likely any oil flow will go towards the tube. All of that stuff is freshly rebuilt, too, so I should be good to go for quite a while! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?

Mark, I think you hit it! There was a gasket between the ball cap and the rear ball connecting gizmo. Stands to reason it would create a super loose fit at that point. The ball appears to fit up well. Thanks a million! Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Is there a way to keep the u-joint grease in?

When I pulled my engine, I found that the u-joint was pretty well emptied out of grease. That was after maybe 200 miles of driving. It had escaped from the ball shaped driveline connection and made a real mess. Has anyone found a way to better contain this stuff in operation? I am using the pastey, ...
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 bolt & nut painting
Replies: 2
Views: 329

1911 bolt & nut painting

Questions for the historians out there: I am detailing my freshly rebuilt engine and transmission prior to installing it back in the chassis of my 1911 touring T. All those shiny nuts and bolts are going to corrode unless they are protected somehow. I remember reading that during assembly on the lin...
by It's Bill
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale NOS Model T Ford Coil Points
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: For sale NOS Model T Ford Coil Points

Hey Ron, you rebuilt my coils a few years ago, and they have been excellent! Just outstanding! Looking to the future, should I be buying rebuild parts like these? Also, could you please post your new address again? Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Custom Spiral Cut Ring and Pinion Gear on EBAY

Does anyone know if spiral cut gears would have an adverse effect on braking? Mushy pedal, slowed reaction time, and such like? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 2164

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Steve, may you never sweat bullets! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 4943

Re: So why so little interest?

I am reading that millennials apparently are most interested in cars of the 90s and newer plus Brass Era cars! Which are my favorites, even with all the polishing and maintenance. So there may be hope. Many young people are just not aware of older cars because of a lack of exposure to them, so we al...
by It's Bill
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 2391

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

McMaster Carr sells this material as "wire cloth" in various materials and mesh sizes, so you can make up a set of screens. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calimer's Wheel Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Calimer's Wheel Shop

Bill does excellent work, and it is fun to visit his shop. Looks like a movie set. The wait was 6 months but was worth it. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 3049

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

Kidneys are over-rated. Good move.
by It's Bill
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 3049

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

I don't know which I like best - the car or the graphic! It is gorgeous! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS

Hi Bob, just got blind sided with an unforseen expense. I must pass on this rear end. I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused you. It is a terrific opportunity for another member, and I trust it will be sold quickly. Regards, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS

Bob, can you ship this? Please clarify. I will take it if you can get it to me in Philadelphia. We are close to Fastenall. it will be a spare for me, so no rush.

Cheers. Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: Fords at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race

I'm curious: how would the value of the car vs. the value of the house then compare to the value of the car vs. the value of the house today? Great stuff Rob! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model N, not T...
Replies: 18
Views: 3105

Re: Model N, not T...

So it looks like RV has invented a time machine. Finally. ;)

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE

That's FROM Chaffins.
by It's Bill
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE

I have one for Chaffins. If you want it, email or pm me. $175.00. That is my cost. You pay shipping. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NRS Project FS in Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: NRS Project FS in Canada

Bait for the desperate. Yipes.
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Re: Depression Fender Patch

I think I remember seeing a Marine motto that said " We having been doing so much with so little for so long we are now qualified to do anything with nothing. "

Sums it up, don't you think?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 3298

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

Thanks for the parameter setting tips. I will give them a try! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2977

Re: Epic Vintage Ford Cover

Great work, well done! I could not paint myself into a corner with a 4 inch brush.

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for any condition of Steering Gear Case
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Looking for any condition of Steering Gear Case

One on ebay now, the auction is over a a couple of hours! Good luck, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 6446

Re: Join or Renew

I would add "donate" occasionally if you are able. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Stewart Speedometer cable housings for T's
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: FS- Stewart Speedometer cable housings for T's

Ben, I will take the 60" cable housing. Will pm you for shipping and payment specifics. Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Replies: 14
Views: 4053

Re: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting

Superb post Herm. Thank you! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need transport for a rebuilt engine
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Need transport for a rebuilt engine

Still looking for a ride. Can meet you at Pittsburgh, New Stanton, Breezewood, Carlisle or points northerly! Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philly PA tour anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: New Philly PA tour anyone?

That's WARTHER museum. Dang automated spell correction!
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philly PA tour anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: New Philly PA tour anyone?

That is God's country. Check out the Mooney Walther museum. Henry Ford wanted to buy it from him and add it to Greenfield Village, but Mooney would not sell. His response to Mr. Ford was classic! Hope I can make it! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy B Day! Hope you still have all your original parts!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Character minimum for message???
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: Ten Character minimum for message???

I didn't think you were ever at a loss for words Stan. ;)
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need transport for a rebuilt engine
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Need transport for a rebuilt engine

Sometime between February 24 and March 1 Joe Bell will have my engine done. He is in Tiffin Ohio and I am just north of Philadelphia. Is anyone heading east around that time with room to carry an engine? I can meet you part way, and will be happy to help with fuel. Any distance will be of help. Chee...
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

RV, how do you determine the number to use if your plate is missing?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt Steering Quadrant - How We Did It
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Rebuilt Steering Quadrant - How We Did It

This forum is an outstanding resource. Last week, I had posted a request for guidance about how to repair my 1911 original steering quadrant and got a number of suggestions. I didn't expect to get a PM from Brent Reeb, who owns E&J Metal Fabricators, LTD located only 4 miles from me! Brent has a cou...
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front wheel bearing grease
Replies: 9
Views: 1698

Re: front wheel bearing grease

Larry nailed it. I use the yellow NAPA fibrous grease in many applications, and there are no more runny grease problems. There are other greases that stay put used for heavy equipment such as bulldozers, but my NAPA STORE is only 2 miles away.

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 2978

Re: Question on babbitting

Coming in late on this, but I have heated cast iron prior to painting and actually had water dripping out of the castings. I would tin any surface I was pouring babbitt against, and do research to determine just how hot the block should be while pouring. Mike Bender has a video on this. Comments fro...
by It's Bill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool-A-Ford valve cover accessory information?
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Cool-A-Ford valve cover accessory information?

Early automotive age positive crankcase ventilator. Genius at work - way ahead of its time.

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

Mine looked great and was operational when I bought my car. I then changed the ruxtell's oil and found the dreaded gray mud. Everything inside was worn out. After replacing everything, and I mean everything, and emptying my bank account of thousands of dollars for parts and putting in lots of my lab...
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early parts for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Early parts for sale

Kim, I will buy the head. PM coming. Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show
Replies: 14
Views: 2303

Re: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show

The Ford radiator script on the car at the top is a very well done graphic. Is it a real Ford design? Did the Ford logo change during the early years, and are there records of the changes?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 5182

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

Great video, has a good beat and is easy to dance to. But forgive me for being thick, how do you time the shots of air going into the cylinders? If you pressurize the engine through the spark plug holes, wouldn't the cylinders just cancel each other out? Does the manifold in the video have some sort...
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 3732

Re: LEDs when turned off

There is a good article about this in the new Horseless Carriage Gazette. Apparently there are inconspicuous LEDs that have the right brightness (?) and color for pre-1916 cars and fit in place of acetylene burners. I imagine they would work in later cars as well. If you don't get that publication, ...
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Rob has a cover car

Congrats to Rob Heyen who's Model K runabout is the cover car on AACA's Antique Automobile magazine for Jan/Feb 2020. Apparently it was built by a guy named Ford...

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3096

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

In Ambler, just to the north of Philly, GT Radiator works on our old stuff and does a great job. Ask for Junior. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

The cars weren't the only things that had brass. Great stuff Rob, thanks! Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Brazing the steering quadrant

Hello, I am repairing my 1911 steering column for the upcoming driving season. The brass quadrant is extremely worn which allows the throttle and timing levers to move up and down at will. I thought about putting in a new reproduction quadrant, but discovered it is quite different from the original....
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 8097

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

I feel the Earth moving. Things are not going to get easier.

Sadly, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 3904

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

Langston is top notch in my book. IMHO. Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Ten Commandments for antique cars

Thou shalt keep thine belt buckle separate and at a distance from the automobile.
by It's Bill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB

Good lighting is very important. If you are shooting something where colors must be accurate, try putting your setup next to a window to get natural light. You can light the side farthest from the window by covering a piece of cardboard with aluminum foil to make a reflector. Try holding it at diffe...
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 11
Views: 2169

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

I bought a set for future needs, and they look to be top notch!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust cutout
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: exhaust cutout

Chick bait. Harley guys know this.

Happy New Year! Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Waterpump for sale, like new
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Waterpump for sale, like new

Hi Marvin, I am thinking about buying this. Are you including the shortened water pipe as well? Is there a provision for a thermostat, and is one included in the package?

Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: Dubatt's crank

So Herm, if a guy had an early engine and wanted to keep all the visible stuff original to the year in question, you couldn't help him out? You would not build with an early pan? Question asked with the greatest respect, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 3336

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Looks like a movie set! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubat's cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Dubat's cranks

How's mine coming along, Joe? Do you like what you see? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 3444

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Wow. Are you using stainless for the balls and spring?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 3631

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Excellent thread, gentlemen. Just bought the valve stem fishing tool. About $8.50 with free shipping. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: timing cover centering gage
Replies: 18
Views: 3425

Re: timing cover centering gage

These things work great. Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week
Replies: 16
Views: 2343

Re: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week

Scott, do these fit a NH straight through carb?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: TT truck top speed

Cool trucks! Has anyone in the club built a house car (camper)? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 3288

Re: Found these in the oil change today

Piston ring pieces from a long ago quick (careless) rebuild? Any gouges in the cylinder walls from a broken ring? Just guessin' Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Did you know?

Cleveland rocks!
by It's Bill
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Did you know?

Did you know that the Cleveland Institute of Art is housed in a former Model T assembly building? According to the November issue of Hemming Classic Car, in December 1911 Ford began building assembly plants in major cities across the country. This allowed more cars to be built, lowered shipping cost...
by It's Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 11394

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I was advised to put a later wishbone on my 11 that mounts to the bottom of the axle because it is stronger. I get the point, but I thought if I went down the improvement road, pretty soon I would no longer have an 11. So I added an accessory axle support as they would have back in the day. Likewise...
by It's Bill
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 3027

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Super topic. I was under the impression that lifters had a slight crown on their cam contact faces so that they would rotate in their bores during operation. Is that not so with model Ts?

Cheers, Bill