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by babychadwick
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

I find them used all over. My particular purpose requires that the un threaded portion be the diameter of the threaded portion so what was posted will not work.
by babychadwick
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

What I would like is a nice slotted fillister head that has a portion not threaded in an 8-32, 10-32, and 12-32 but that is impossible to find
by babychadwick
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

Warning

Right now you have 1 A and 1 T, if you get 2 of each before long they will procreate . . .
by babychadwick
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: big freeze

Last Saturday things cooled off to the 70's but we are still in the 80's here. It would be nice to be able to turn off the AC at night
by babychadwick
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!

Ive had good luck shipping with them, the last was a couple warfords. Before that was an antique childs tractor. Unfortunatly it needs to be done on your end
by babychadwick
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help identifying a radiator and cap
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Need help identifying a radiator and cap

You can also take some 2x4's builld a box large enough for the radiator to fit in laying down cover the inside of the box with heavy plastic sheeting making a leak proof "bucket" set the radiator in and fill it all up with vinegar.
by babychadwick
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!

Im interested. My son is just turning 5 and mine were lost long ago. Would you consider boxing them all up and sending via fastenall?
by babychadwick
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

You got my hopes up but I guess I'll just have to keep looking
by babychadwick
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3289

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I can't help but notice that the purists are the much louder voices on this forum and this topic reflects that. Contrary to opinions the model T was not perfect so unless you plan on having a museum piece as either the survivor or as it came off the line piece then you will make changes to it. Those...
by babychadwick
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

Hauling wasn't too much of a problem
by babychadwick
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3289

Re: Vintage authenticity?

If you are upgrading your model T to be safe . . .

Newsflash
It never will be "safe"
by babychadwick
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3289

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Keep it period and have fun.
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Governments should fear the people, people should not fear the govt. Or the difference between a citizen and a subject? I have been given a warning for no brake lights (59 tbird). The officer said he did not see brake lights when I was stopped at the light. I asked him if he saw my brake lights come...
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

The future of the hobby is dependent on the next generation. Of course riding in an antique car is dangerous, this goes beyond children. If as an adult you can't be responsible for your own choices (seat belt laws) than your passengers are your liability for riding in an unsafe car. Personally I thi...
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

While there are many for and many against child restraints the fact of the matter is that they MUST not be allowed. Once you go down the dark road and agree that restraints are required, modifying a vehicle to install them based on the law then you must require that they be installed AND tested prop...
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 32
Views: 1082

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

I am so glad to be moving out away from people. Whenparts stores are offering batteries with 10-15 year warranties then that will be my sign that maybe batteries are better.
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

The message delivered was not in the form of a note. He went to my ex to have her tell me (I have full custody). Yes, he knows me. Yes, he had ample opportunity to come over and talk to me as we had been waiting for the funeral procession to start with all the cars stopped and people walking around ...
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Eric those laws are for most every state just as seat belt laws are for every state. They do not address that there are no mounting options for cars that never came with restraints. As old v8 stated it may be more unsafe to place a child in improper restraints. Placing a child in a car seat is fine ...
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1702

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

I can't take credit for this as I heard it on the radio and it has been something I have thought of many times. We do choose where to populate. If we populate in an area where it is dry and there are fires we shouldn't blame nature. I live in an area where we get hurricanes, something I must live wi...
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

The point being he may be in a position to convince officers to give me a hard time as opposed to some random citizen.
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1967

Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

While not a model T I believe this is on topic. Recently a friend who passed and loved old cars had a funeral procession so we (my son and I) took the '38 Zephyr (4 door sedan). A message was just delivered to me that if I was seen driving the car with him in the back seat (he is back there with the...
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1702

Out west power outages, some advice

While many will try to run a generator for a few hours to save whats cold in the fridge there are other ways. At least this is how we deal with power outage after a hurricane. A small inverter, car battery, battery charger, modern cooler, Ice machine (the small ones you fill up) and air conditioner ...
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Period correct beverages
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Period correct beverages

How about it stuffed into a violen case?
by babychadwick
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1978

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Based on size it would be possible to be brackets for stabilizing/reinforcing a wishbone but not the entire wishbone. Next down on size would be a battery box on the running board but thats questionable. A hand brake extension would be small enough and something I could see being more acceptable for...
by babychadwick
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Misc for sale, L@@K !
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Misc for sale, L@@K !

Never mind then. I was thinking CA and the power outages and thought when you said the only way to reach you was here so I posted the bit on the light. Im assuming someone else emailed you regarding it. no worries let them have it.
by babychadwick
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Misc for sale, L@@K !
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Misc for sale, L@@K !

when you get a chance drop me a PM, another option is I may be up in your region over thanksgiving
by babychadwick
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

You mentioned 10 miles. What is the terrain between? a valley uphill etc? I've been thru many CA fires and know what you are going thru, good luck.I remember back in 87 when we went for days without seeing the sun watching to see if the fire would crest the hill ready to evacuate (we were under mand...
by babychadwick
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Halloween

While not being a "T" my Son and I will be dressed as a couple gangsters with zombie masks and in the '38 Lincoln. I've rigged up a battery to run flickering led bulbs (1 for the front, one for the back) and a fog machine that shoots under the seat getting fog everywhere. Some fake bullet holes shou...
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Misc for sale, L@@K !
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Misc for sale, L@@K !

If the lens is good on the tail lamp I'll take it
by babychadwick
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Radiator wanted

He doesnt drive much and isn't looking for a new radiator.
by babychadwick
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2126

Re: How cold do you drive?

Week trip into Yosemite for Christmas, I'll let you do the math. We drove the speedster in and drove it out. Navy pea coat, gauntlets, and a fur coat on top. There was frost on the tires every morning when we started. One busted freeze plug we patched with a nickle on the side of the road. Our lugga...
by babychadwick
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Approx. 400 4"x6" Photos of Model T era Speedster & Racers Some Vic Sala
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Approx. 400 4"x6" Photos of Model T era Speedster & Racers Some Vic Sala

If the buyer would contact me I would love to add a scanned image of these to my collection.
by babychadwick
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

It's too bad there arent any competitions like this anymore. I know legal/risk wise it's a nightmare but that is what made the TROG so popular. There is a real desire amongst the younger population to have fun doing events like the hill climb.
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

That was a picture he did and wrote on the back of for my Mom when she was a little girl, I now have it.
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Winfield 5V parts
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: WTB Winfield 5V parts

never got an email
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Billy Poohbah’s hill climber

Something like this?
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hunting for toy T or A .
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Hunting for toy T or A .

They made a run of cars for cars 2 and included a model t that is a little bigger than a hot wheels. If you black out the eyes its a pretty cool little toy and built to take kids abuse https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mattel-Disney-Pixar-Cars-3-Lizzie-1-55-Car-Metal-Diecast-Toy-Vehicle-Loose-New/26413820...
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Radiator wanted

I have a friend down here who is looking for a good radiator for his 22 T. I will be making a trip up to TN over Thanksgiving and then on to Ohio and back. If someone has something in the south eastern US that will withstand southern FL year round heat he is interested.
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Winfield 5V parts
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: WTB Winfield 5V parts

I might have something on a destroyed carb
by babychadwick
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Driverless!
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Driverless!

Johnny cab
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 14
Views: 1254

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

Not sure if I should mention this as it is complete but would it be possible to add a second pulley on an adjustable cam? The current tensioner would ensure everything is tight and the movable pulley would allow for an advance or retard on a mag that doesnt have an advance.
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brake or Break
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Brake or Break

You can't improve the brakes on an early car to that of a modern car. If you can't drive as though you have no brakes you might just be asking for trouble regardless of your speed.
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for 1909 block casting
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Looking for 1909 block casting

I wouldn't mind finding a foundry that can do several hundred pounds investment in bronze.
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Model Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: OT Model Engine

When I get some more money Ill just buy the batt, coil, and condensor. thank you though
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: California without gasoline-burning cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Re: California without gasoline-burning cars?

Thats a wonderful idea but they need to add to it no power generation from fossil fuels. As well as no importation of power!
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

Without a doubt, to get those nice smooth tapers on this cannon I started out on the lathe.
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hall-Scott tag on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Hall-Scott tag on ebay

I do believe this was one of their test cars
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: eBay staring to collect sales tax
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: eBay staring to collect sales tax

So lets see I pay taxes for the privelage of working to make money. If I want to spend some of my taxed money I get taxed. However if I save it and make interest then I get taxed on that. Of course depending where you live you get taxed for living there, in many states double. Heres an idea (govt), ...
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for 1909 block casting
Replies: 15
Views: 1107

Re: Looking for 1909 block casting

Joe can you tell me a little more about this foundry? What materials, process and quantity can they handle?
by babychadwick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1815

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Are you cranking with your left or right hand?
by babychadwick
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Ok so we like speedsters. Child labor laws, nah.
by babychadwick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WINTR IS COMMING
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: WINTR IS COMMING

Winter? Does that mean I will finally get to turn off the AC, I doubt it. Now if only the snowbirds will leave.
by babychadwick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1533

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

No.

Now having said that there are many variables that might change that. Whether it is poor radiator, a hopped up engine, parades, driving fast . . . .
by babychadwick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Hall-Scott 2-Speed diff.
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: WTB Hall-Scott 2-Speed diff.

is 100 for both a typo?
by babychadwick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Digital model of 1912 Torpedo
Replies: 17
Views: 1260

Re: Digital model of 1912 Torpedo

Any chance of getting a copy of your drawing?
by babychadwick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3536

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

I just saw the school calender and it is a 3 day weekend but unfortunatly monday. Im guessing there is no point going if I would make it sunday
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:09 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: 1059

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

Ahh you have tons of room, a buddy and I drove my speedster into Yosemite for Christmas. Yes, it was a bit cold. We had suitcases tied onto the back.
by babychadwick
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1412

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

In Jamestorn, CA there is one. They ran a gear off the T rear end forward to a shortened wheelbase.
by babychadwick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:02 pm
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: 1059

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

As some here may know I have logged thousands of miles in a speedster never having a chase vehicle (endurance runs excluded). Amazing repairs can be conducted on the side of the road if you have the ability to improvise. It helps to know what this speedster you would be driving is. Are we talking so...
by babychadwick
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster front lowering brackets F/S
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Speedster front lowering brackets F/S

It doesn't hurt to see if there is another option.
by babychadwick
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster front lowering brackets F/S
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Speedster front lowering brackets F/S

Any advice on where to find bolts to replace the perch?
by babychadwick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: Shift knob in transmission

Double check the undercarriage, pan arms etc. .

It may not have made it to the ground or black hole
by babychadwick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Mounting Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Engine Mounting Bolts

Dan-
If the top bolts are taken up tight before installing the wood blocks why is the top of the block cut to hold the bolt head while tightening?
by babychadwick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: "DYKES" Motor Encyclopedia
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: "DYKES" Motor Encyclopedia

What year is it?
by babychadwick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

I just bought one a while back, Langs sells them. https://www.modeltford.com/item/INTAKE1.aspx On mine I increased the size of the mounts so that they can be drilled thru. This allows me to mount the exhaust manifold then mount the intake separate allowing for removal without having to disturb the e...
by babychadwick
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Free Engine, Frame and other parts
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Free Engine, Frame and other parts

Ill be a second interested party
by babychadwick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood Rods
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: Hood Rods

you can also use a dowel rod. slice it down the center and insert your choice of sand paper. slide the paper all the way in then rubberband the dowel end back together.
by babychadwick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Speedster Build
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: 1927 Speedster Build

To continue, as I was having problems uploading another picture. 111.jpg Recently I have been working on a trailer to keep the car in as I don't have garage space, when don't this is going to be a great little trailer for long distances and fits a speedster like a glove. 20190514_085120.jpg This mon...
by babychadwick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Speedster Build
Replies: 3
Views: 395

1927 Speedster Build

As I get time I have been working on this speedster which started out as a nearly complete chassis (no radiator, steering, and a plywood frame) that was going to be parts for an earlier car to then be replaced as I rebuilt the earlier parts. Of course I got to thinking since it had been a running ca...
by babychadwick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6940

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

I started work on the steering for the speedster. As I am using a "different" setup a T steering or simple box won't work. The spark and gas need to transmit thru yes thru the box. It should look awesome when its done though. 20190708_224239.jpg No I don't know what the box originally was in and yes...
by babychadwick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3346

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Repair of flat tires is permitted although work is not permitted with tools not normally found at a residence. I wonder how many politicians could identify a tire iron or how many residences might actually have one?
by babychadwick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2734

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

We had a pretty decent downgrade on this years endurance run. I believe it was about 2300 foot drop in 3 miles single lane dirt with no guard rail. To my knowledge all the speedsters went down just fine. I drove as I often have, engine off ruckstel low alternating between bands/rock to bring to a ne...
by babychadwick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3346

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

You aren't alone hank. My family goes way back in CA and it won't be long until I join you in TN.
by babychadwick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3346

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

So I guess you are busted if you go to work on your brakes and don't have everything you absolutely need before taking things apart because as we know most parts stores don't stock parts like they used to.
by babychadwick
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Odds of getting stolen
Replies: 23
Views: 1623

Re: Odds of getting stolen

You probably have a greater chance of getting the T stolen if it's hidden inside an enclosed trailer. Of course later they will dump the T keeping the trailer. When I travel now (things have changed) I make long jogs stopping at rest stops or totally uninhabited strips for a single night and then "r...
by babychadwick
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 1462

Re: Fuel lines

Ill be using aluminum for the speedster im working on
by babychadwick
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Presto-lite tank question
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Presto-lite tank question

I have not tried this but it is an idea and when I get to the point of using my tank (yard sale find for $2) I will dwell on my boating experience when it comes to filling oddball propane tanks. Take a full tank and invert it take your empty tank and set below. Run a hose between the two with no reg...
by babychadwick
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Presto-lite tank question
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Presto-lite tank question

While on the topic of tanks, how does one go about getting one certified or filled?
by babychadwick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Presto-lite tank question
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Presto-lite tank question

Valve goes up.
by babychadwick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

I ran a 6v starter on 12v for my speedster for years without a problem. My Mom's speedster has been running a 6v starter on her speedster at 12v for almost 40 years. It is convenient having a 12v battery if you drive frequently should something happen. Say you stop at a store and someone gets in you...
by babychadwick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Water separator

When I say drive frequently I don't mean choose to drive the car frequently I mean use the car as the primary transportation. The fuel I run thru the car is comparable to the fuel you run thru the car you drive daily whatever it is.
by babychadwick
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Water separator

Contrary to popular opinion I run regular gas in everything. The trick is to run everything frequently. The newer gas does a better job of eating rubber etc than the previous fuel so I do replace the fuel lines with metal or newer rubber depending on the application. On many boats down here I deal w...
by babychadwick
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Model Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 637

OT Model Engine

So I came across a model engine at a shop this afternoon and bought it more for cool factor than anything, It appears to have been castings that were close to completion but not finished. It stands 7-8 inches high and employs points carb, heavy flywheel etc. It would be so sweet in a little model la...
by babychadwick
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: complete 1926 frame and his accessories for sales
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: complete 1926 frame and his accessories for sales

No problem, I was thinking accessories not other parts.
by babychadwick
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Love those scammers!

I got a call this morning, from an actual person. "Is Anna there" now I've fallen for this before and said "no" thinking it was a wrong number and it's just an attempt to engage in conversation. My response now it "Yes, I'm going to get her for you" Usually after I do this it is 4-6 months before th...
by babychadwick
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.
Replies: 14
Views: 1735

Re: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.

Rather than leaving a reply in regards to "your wrong" I took a different approach as to "if you want to post facts you need a source to document" as I am positive this person will do similar "articles" on lots of other topics he has not researched.
by babychadwick
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Admin help
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Admin help

A few of months ago there was an update for android. I'm sure its purely coincidence that they fixed something "just right"
by babychadwick
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rushmore Searchlight
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Rushmore Searchlight

I just came across this and thought I would share.

https://hcca.org/BOARDS/viewtopic.php?f ... 2efd171850
by babychadwick
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: help diagnosis klunk broken drums?

A clunk and then what? Was the car still freewheeling or did things lock up? Jack up one wheel and see if you can turn the other by hand in high. If it turns something is broken in the driveline. If you can't jack up the other wheel so both are off the ground and rotate one by hand listening for noi...
by babychadwick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: Shop tip

A little grease in a socket or wrench can hold that nut to get it started. While on the topic of grease place some grease in a bag with a bearing to work the grease in without messing up your hands.
by babychadwick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 7079

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Flew to California with my Son and got Grandma's speedster ready for the endurance run which involved (in 48 hours with no shop or tool) repairing a radiator core that was leaking at a rate of about a gallon every 5 min, and replacing the washer on the reverse band. In the process the nut fell in th...
by babychadwick
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield carburetor with intake
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Winfield carburetor with intake

And to think I lost 4 of these due to Hurricane Irma. It took quite a while to get those.
by babychadwick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time have you got ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2056

Re: How much time have you got ??

Life slows down?
by babychadwick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19709

Re: Foto of the Day

Post Endurance Run clean up. Preparing the next (4th) generation.
by babychadwick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run

We made it home several hours ago and immediately hit the sack, my Boy is still sleeping. Something about a red eye where the seats don't recline and the head rests don't move to give you anything to rest against is just brutal after an endurance run. The run was great although it would have been mu...
by babychadwick
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sherman Sure Fire Twin Plug Head
Replies: 16
Views: 1672

Re: Sherman Sure Fire Twin Plug Head

My money would be on larger intake valves and the desire to place the plug directly over the valve.
by babychadwick
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run

I don't believe in electronic aids, in fact the two of us completed a 7000+ road trip last year from FL to CA and back.
by babychadwick
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run

an hor plus early for the flight, an hour and a half drive north to get to the airport. Travelling with a 4 year old will make fore a Very long day