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by mngreen
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.

Question for Trent: On the prototype with 3 pedals and 2 levers, was the middle pedal and the reverse lever linked to accomplish the same reverse gear operation? Or something else? I thought I heard something said about a 2nd gear? If so was there 4 bands in that prototype transmission? :roll: Than...
by mngreen
Thu May 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

I can't wait for the cartoon encapsulating your hogshead adventure!!! :mrgreen:
by mngreen
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Wow Gene! :o

I keep thinking about how you and I were mounting my new Excelsior tires a while ago! :mrgreen:

What was the condition of the tire after the boom? Was it shredded or intact?
by mngreen
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebate on Firestone tires
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Rebate on Firestone tires

I purchased a set of Excelsiors from Coker back in May that had the $60 rebate also.

Just got my rebate check last week! :evil:

Prepare to wait...........................a long time for that cash.
by mngreen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lotion or conditioner for touring top?
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Lotion or conditioner for touring top?

With some help from Gene C. we recently fixed one of the pivot points on my "one-man-top" of my 1924 touring so I can now safely lower it. The last time I lowered it was shortly after I purchased it about 15 years ago (then the rivet gave way on the pivot point). It was installed about 20 years ago ...
by mngreen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 3080

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Some more on flaps. They go in easier when new. I recently had to change one that had been in the car for years. They get a little tempermental after they've gotten hard. Larry, I think you hit the nail on the head! My flaps were in the tires for almost 10 years and developed quite a "set" in shape...
by mngreen
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 3080

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Well, mission accomplished with help from Gene; thanks a lot Gene!! :D We removed and installed the tires with the rims on the floor. Stuffed the tube in the tire partly inflated after notching the beads for the stems, then levered both sides unto the rim together with tire spoons, using 4 hands and...
by mngreen
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 3080

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Well, I finally got one (1) tire disassembled from the rim and the tube and flap out after half a day's work!! :oops: Took another half day to attempt to mount the new tire and was not successful. No way was the assembled unit of tire, flap and tube going to go over that rim lip! After taking a brea...
by mngreen
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 3080

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Thanks! Yes, Dave at Chaffin's did put in the heavy duty flaps back 10 years ago. I was thinking of using a little diluted Murphy's Oil Soap to install.

How about a step by step for taking the clincher tires with flaps off the rims? :roll:
by mngreen
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 3080

Changing clincher tires with flaps

I just purchased a set of new Excelsior 30 x 3 1/2 clincher tires from Coker to replace my worn out 10 year old tires. The previous set were also Excelsiors; they were installed for me with flaps back then so I am unfamiliar with the process. I have done Model A tire installs before, so I am familia...
by mngreen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss in top end power
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Loss in top end power

Thanks Adam, I usually run MMO in the gas at each fill up. In fact, I purposefully did NOT add MMO for this last tankful, in case the MMO was diluting the gas too much for the hill :roll: . I have never added MMO in the oil for fear that the 5W-30 that I use would get too slick for the bands :geek: ...
by mngreen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss in top end power
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Loss in top end power

No fuel issues found. Pulled & cleaned the plugs--very sooty and dirty! Compression is relatively low ~45-45-35-35. New rings & valves are probably overdue.

Went to fill up fuel and pulled the hill, no problem!

Problem is......the extra passenger was my wife! :mrgreen:
by mngreen
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss in top end power
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Loss in top end power

No problem with this particular hill before, only had an additional passenger, so not a lot of added load. The problem seems to have been getting up enough speed to get a jump start on the long hill. This hill is near my house so it is not new and I have always been able to get a good running start ...
by mngreen
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss in top end power
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Loss in top end power

What would be the most likely suspected problem in a T that recently had a noticeable loss in top end power under load going up hills? This was not previously a problem. Stock setup, no fuel filters, Holley NH carb. The engine sounds good and smooth but simply seems to slow down at top end. :roll: D...
by mngreen
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 11159

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

First posting on new site. Big improvement! :P