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by TRDxB2
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

I've been wearing seats belts since 1962 after seeing the aftermath of an accident at the end of an Interstate entrance ramp. A station wagon crashed into a light pole with very little damage and the rear window was open. There was a body on the pavement in the outside lane with a towel over above t...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

To summarize what has be said so far and to seek some agreement. Improper pedal pressure, slipping, will cause drums to heat and possible crack. Use of the brake pedal requires firm then hard pressure to stop. (slipping) Wood & cotton bands appear to be less abrasive than Kevlar There are no statics...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 400
Views: 42814

Re: Foto of the Day

More photo's of the Empress Theater in Anchorage AK and T's on the street http://www.pstos.org/instruments/ak/anc ... mpress.htm
by TRDxB2
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Paint a T?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: How to Paint a T?

Some info on paint colors and
https://www.fordmodelt.net/p-r.htm
From Texas T
by TRDxB2
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1201

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Interesting question. Past discussion http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/706112.html?1483037884 This article says "This wonderful photo shows a very early 1913 touring equipped with an impressive aftermarket electric headlamp and cowl lamp system. We know it is an earlier car because it has...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Rivets

Search on Lang's for a list of items containing the word "rivets". The results include tools and part kits with rivets
https://www.modeltford.com/pl.aspx?t=s& ... e=1&pp=100
by TRDxB2
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T rad baffle
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: T rad baffle

Interesting past discussion on a loose baffle http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1447820350
by TRDxB2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 761

Re: 27 Engine details

From an old discussion "The nearest proper color to what was is actually Ditzler 544, but you may not like it as it is more olive than green. " http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/242910.html?1319580757 Color looks more like a semi-gloss olive drab. This is the same un-enhanced picture from ...
by TRDxB2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: Question re front spring perches

Wayne Thanks for the input. Also the need for a good cone to nut match to tighten down the perch.
by TRDxB2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have to wishbones with different attachment lugs and tube construction. see photos. They also appear to be the same size etc. The picture of the gray attachment lug is one that is so worn that the coned nut couldn't tighten against it resulting in a loose perch perch 2.jpg perch ends.jpg perch com...
by TRDxB2
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

First you need the bolt in the square hole. Bolt has a square to match square hole. Next line up the notch with the notch. Last put pad lock in the spare, empty hole. Forgot, put nut on bolt in square hole to hold the latch on. Dan I'm learning too - Would it go on like picture below Having the rol...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?

Besides doing a member search on this site (click on =Extra Quick Links in the above menu bar you can also try https://www.nwvs.org/Technical/Engines/ModelTE104.shtml
by TRDxB2
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear tire removal
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Rear tire removal

Wwbbim wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:16 pm
... parts came in variable assembly and the rear acme is separated but with the tires still on. I...
Not sure what you mean by rear acme You can click on the pencil icon of your original text to correct it and the submit the change
by TRDxB2
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: LED headlight bulbs

Has anyone considered using a step-up voltage converter similar to the photo. search on (6v step up voltage converter) to solve the 12v needs. https://www.amazon.com/DIGITEN-Converter-Regulator-Waterproof-Module/dp/B019GY2DC8/ref=asc_df_B019GY2DC8/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312094794461&hvpo...
by TRDxB2
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any one living in Great Falls, MT?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Any one living in Great Falls, MT?

There are 3 members listed but only one has posted in the new forum. To search
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by TRDxB2
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I also agree on the primitive solenoid cut-out, points prone to sticking. But an easy fix is to do a DIY upgrade and replace the solenoid with a diode (or buy diode cut-out) while waiting for a voltage regulator's to be available.
by TRDxB2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Hi everyone, I have 1925 roadster ..... changing the electrical system to a modern 12v system for better reliability. .... "a modern 12 volt system" is a bit ambiguous", not sure what your electrical system demands are and what your concern is about reliability. If you can really think you have fac...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15

?looks like some responses were dropped. Adding my again. You might plan on a side trip to Model T Haven in Iola, KS about 3 hours off you path but lots of parts. https://modelthaven.com/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/12-the-back-lot?Itemid=130 There is an eBay seller 5Barn Auto in Spring...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Chassis parts for Hay Wagon to Speedster project wanted.

You might consider a drive by stop at Model T Haven in Iola, KS. Not to far off your path.
https://modelthaven.com/component/conte ... Itemid=130
by TRDxB2
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: LED headlight bulbs

The comparison would be better if the headlights were properly aimed. Both photo's show the rear of the truck but neither show the front wheels. One photo seems to show the house across the street, the other not - better for driving I would think. Bright lights make you more visible to other drivers...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hassler Schocks and Rear axle disassembly
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Hassler Schocks and Rear axle disassembly

One DIY tool is needed or purchase https://www.modeltford.com/item/HAS-T.aspx.
Here are instructions
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by TRDxB2
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: Question re front spring perches

There made an accessory to stabilize a loose perch/wishbone. Steve Jelf was given one for a loose perch last summer at an auction in Indiana.
by TRDxB2
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"

Couple of old posts http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/200802.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/247579.html?1321499600 Next post suggested painting with automotive Trim & Bumper Paint - just make sure that the surface is not slippery or too tacky when finished. Totaled Restor...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe

From Model T International Website. Here is the link to the UK Club http://www.modeltregister.co.uk/
by TRDxB2
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

Found this article about radiator rust https://dsportmag.com/the-tech/thermocure-cooling-system-rust-remover/ this is just a portion "... Instead of getting into the chemistry of the galvanic properties of different metals, the important thing to remember is copper accelerates the formation of rust ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor and burnt points
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Distributor and burnt points

If you would include the make/model of the distributor, coil too, perhaps others could give you a more specific response to the type of coil needed and condenser.
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v cutout
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: 12v cutout

Thanks all. Based on the advice, I'm getting a 6v cutout and adding a diode as an extra precaution. I'm finding 6v and 8v regulators are out of stock anyway. I've been in the hobby for 12 years, but I'm always learning. Do I understand correctly my 12v regulator will try to charge my battery until ...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v cutout
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: 12v cutout

Appreciate the comments! My generator is set to about 8amps. Apologies for interchanging the terms cutout and regulator! This is an important distinction. Correction, I have a 12v regulator, not a cut out. Noting the correction, it seems option 3, 4, or 5 are my best options. Correct? 1) install my...
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v cutout
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: 12v cutout

Is the 12v cut-out positive or negative ground; solenoid or diode? A cut-out should not be confused with a voltage regulator, so what ever the generator is putting out will be used to charge the battery less any equipment draws like headlights. By the way voltage regulators also incorporate a cut-ou...
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the closes modern equivalent for DuPont Fabrikoid
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: What is the closes modern equivalent for DuPont Fabrikoid

Here are some images of the material. By the way Fabrikoid was a nitrocellulose material which is highly flammable. 1920s-vtg-dupont-fabrikoid.jpg fabrikoidimprove.jpg Take a look at this faux leather https://www.etsy.com/listing/509094157/saddle-brown-matte-distressed-breathable?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_s...
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: My transmission soaker

Wouldn't the electrolysis method of removing rust be a cheaper, perhaps quicker, solution? https://www.instructables.com/id/Electr ... aka-Magic/ The Bovalyx tub would be a good container to use too
by TRDxB2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1926 upper water outlet - early design
Replies: 0
Views: 217

FS 1926 upper water outlet - early design

For Sale is an early design 1926 upper water outlet, pulley and fan shaft. $68 postpaid - PayPal to a Friend The fan shaft has been tunneled from one end to the other - no idea what he was thinking (another zerk?) and fits well into the pulley. Shallow groves on the fan shaft. No cracks pulley. Ther...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need to straighten the headlight on a 24 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Need to straighten the headlight on a 24 coupe

I have used a pipe clamp & vise to straighten things out. Leaves no marks and a long bar gives you plenty of leverage to move things as much or as little as you go.
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: I'm done with white tires

Hmmmm... I wonder why most tire manufacturers quit making all white tires in the 1920’s ??? Could it be because black tires were superior and white ones were inferior ??? Actually, I think that is a fact! Did some Inter net searching and found a remarkable set of information about tire production i...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on 27 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Info on 27 Roadster

from the Model T encyclopedia https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/sernos.htm You'll need to scroll down to the year. To further discuss the discrepancy I sure pictures of the vehicle will help members identify any further differences. The year on a car's title is always suspect.
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do you get the prices?
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: Where do you get the prices?

My guess buyers react to a selling price based on what they're willing to pay/purchase intent (need, better than what they have,to resell etc) and availability of the item. Example Model T 6 volt Fun Projects Voltage Regulator sold for about $65 but is no linger available. IF a NOS was up for sale: ...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

By chance do you have Sears screwdrivers with plastic handles in the box?
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: upholstery tool

Would help to see the video for a proper reference. But my guess is that he is referring to Hog Ring Pliers about $10 . And yes regular pliers or vise grips may work but will take you much longer. Note the narrow head to get into tight places and long handle for leverage. There was a recent discussi...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just to be sure
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Just to be sure

There have been many discussions about the usefulness of a water pump. In all the designs I've seen I have not seen any that actual "pump", they all have impellers that, at best, enhance the fluid flow. I have a Berg radiator, fan and no "pump". As for the fan (I provided this in a previous discussi...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need info for distributors
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Need info for distributors

Found an old posting for the AUTODIS in 2010 by George Mitchell http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/138537.html?1272684274 not much said but a suggestion that it may be a copy of an American Bosch distributor. Looking at Lang's I think its this https://www.modeltford.com/item/BO2.aspx I mark...
by TRDxB2
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Frank. What holds the wrap in place so that it does not unwrap? Do you use a special heat resistant tape? Jim Patrick They use stainless steal zip ties. came with the wrap that I purchased but available separately. Here are some instructions - wear gloves wrap gets a bit sticky - messy - Suggest sp...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eye spring question
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: reverse eye spring question

Just happen to be working this out for my speedster - I re-arched an existing spring myself to a reverse the eye . So in the photo are two used 8 leaf front springs normal and reverse eye. So these two my be a bit lower than when new. The higher spring is 7 leaf (NOS/NORS ?). Lang's indicates that t...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: Anyone ever seen this ?

Has anyone ever seen this on a Model T ? I have not seen any other reference to Valvoline oil being recommended by Ford Motor Company other than I found above in my previous post. Henry Ford’s Model T arrived on the scene with a curiously specific warning on its dashboard: “This car is filled with ...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1402

Re: What should salvage value be?

Don't go through insurance company fix the vehicle yourself. Will save you a lot of grief dealing with salvage titles. In the long run you'll be better off emotionally financially is another story. Very good points - don't let them "total it". Say you have an estimate for $4,000 to fix it (yourself...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: I'm done with white tires

Who's making White Tires today?
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1402

Re: What should salvage value be?

I'm sure you don't mean scarp value as in junk yard. You may be able to have your T and $$$too. Call your insurance company and say that you'll settle for $8,000 and the car as is. They don't want the car it will cost them additional time, effort and $ to dispose of it and your saving them $2,000, t...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Simple, inexpensive way to go with exhaust wrap. I have this on the header of my daily driver and after, even after an hour of driving I can touch it, something you would never do to a hot exhaust. This company has several alternative methods to a wrap - wrap.jpg Sold in many automotive stores and o...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Orignal 1913 Heinz wood coil box & switch
Replies: 1
Views: 254

FS Orignal 1913 Heinz wood coil box & switch

For sale is an original Heinz Wood Coil Box with lid, switch, contact posts etc. $685 plus the ride PayPal preferred- will export. email if y ou have questions etc The box & lid are in excellent condition - ready for restore. note on post & email IMG_1164.JPG 2 sides.jpg IMG_1176.JPG IMG_1178.JPG
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass Steering Column Support
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: WTB Brass Steering Column Support

You 'll need to contact the supplier on the length of the brass one. This link shows repop's and the brass is longer - they sell the bottom half for the horn wire but not in brass http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/124550.html?1265490963 You could move it a bit lower than the one in the pho...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass Steering Column Support
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: WTB Brass Steering Column Support

Not sure what your looking for but check this out there are variations for horn button
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3500BR.aspx
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: pair of 1911-18 front spring perches
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: pair of 1911-18 front spring perches

I'll buy if available
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: The Hunter Model T starter

I did a an internet search and found several similar devices marketed at that time. Some with good leverage for starting - not sure how they handled kick-back. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/168944.html?1288920924 Pull starter 2.jpg Boston Starter http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Walker hose clamps

Snyder's in Ohio has them listed. Given the price I'm sure some are available. I image they would lace about the same as nylon ties
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Ford accessory Stop/Tail light parts ???

A picture of what you have might help locate what your missing
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

They call the 600w oil grease. Rear axle “grease”, 600W Oil. Heavy weight clinging type oil specifically made for the Model T rear end. https://www.modeltford.com/item/600W.aspx I also read where some use #2 red grease on the bearings and thrust plates to keep things stuck together during assembly.
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 800

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

When traveling the air in front of the radiator is at a high pressure and the air flow through it can be enhanced by creating a low pressure area in the engine compartment (i.e. Bernoulli Principle). The more air flow through the radiator the more it cools. The splash pans & hood are necessary to ma...
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

Does the engine have an oil line (internal or external)? How would you tell how much oil was actually in the engine area with that?
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

Well we still not found what brand or wt of oil used,but if one opens the links we see great pictures and many names too long silent!!! Thank"s Bud. :D From https://modeltfordfix.com/care-and-feeding-what-kind-of-oil-should-i-use-in-my-model-t-ford/ More info on that site just copied some... "When ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

Looks like there were several alternative ways to deliver the cars. Found the leaning cars too http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/399443.html?1383834795 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/394917.html?1381841151 https://forums.aaca.org/topic/302326-how-were-ford-model-t-cars-deliver...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

I would like you to try an experiment. It sounds a bit crazy but its an inexpensive de-greaser of sorts. Mix a little 1-2 teaspoons of OxiClean powder (not spray) in a cup or two of boiling hot water and pour it in the tea cup. Let it soak for awhile if you see bubbles popping in the foam its doing ...
by TRDxB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

15 million or 15 thousand. to much speculation 1gal per car? purchased over a period of time that T's were manufactured? engine or gear oil? Don't you need "oil" to assemble and engine, differential, bushings, etc. Not enough quantity to share with dealer's
by TRDxB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

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by TRDxB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Squirrel wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:35 pm
That video shows the outer wheel bearing, not the inner axle bearing that I think Dan is asking about.
Thanks for the correction - dyslexia struck again. 600W rear axle grease https://www.modeltford.com/item/600W.aspx is available. Other options will follow
by TRDxB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 1534

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

$35,000 is the posted price - sellers always post a price higher than they expect to sell it for. NOW the seller, Nemacolin, is a high class resort in PA. Chances are with the pandemic they don't have a lot of people planning a vacation there this year so it can be a good time to make an offer. The ...
by TRDxB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Grease - Watch this video and see the proper sequence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfxWPsF4KhQ
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

Matching to Missouri plates after 1923 and based on vehicle condition several years later that. This is the web site with descriptions and some pictures of Missouri plates from that era https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_Missouri So in referencing the picture of the plate b...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1802

Re: Accident today

.... I stopped my car about 1/3 of the way into the turn thinking she would either stop herself or a go around me. No such luck. She didn't even see me.... So if you hadn't stopped she would have hit you broadside, likely that would have caused the T to tip over on top of you. Mention that to your ...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 1534

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

How can the sellers have no idea - they have numerous collectors cars for sale - they know what provenance is. It makes something more valuable. Is the thing titled?
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get double seat like this?
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: How to get double seat like this?

Looks like a modified touring seat with high back bucket seat backs.
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

Tried to enhance the photo to see the plate - no luck there, but got some detail in the background.
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by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2525

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

"I inspected the differential thrust pins today: 5 are sheared off. Going to be fun drilling them out..." If they are stuck, many recommend drilling about a quarter inch in. Then tapping the pin base for a number ten machine screw and using the screw to pull the pin base out. I find they usually co...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 786

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

The car is a 1923 Model T Ford touring or roadster. The date the photo was actually taken would be harder to pinpoint. However, if you know the state where it was taken, even a partial view of the license plate as shown in the photo can help determine the year the photo was taken. Never answered wh...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1802

Re: Accident today

I don't know how they can say were 35% to blame, why not 30% or 40%. When someone hits someone they are 100 % at fault. Think they are trying to get you to settle for less. Was a Police report filed? Also let your insurance company battle with her insurance company - you shouldn't have to pay anythi...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

Re: Pay pal users beware

I never open emails from them, if I get one I just ignore it and log in after closing e mail, good news I hope after 2nd denial I called them for the third time and they gave me a case number and the man on the phone put me on hold and talked to his supervisor and they told me I will get the money ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

Re: Pay pal users beware

Frank, they have not told me I will be getting back the money, under review again, 2nd call, it was not taken from a credit card it was the money in my account at pay pal, it was not a purchase, it was cash sent to some one in Hawaii Bob, If your account was compromised I wold expect that me than o...
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 1534

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

You can contact Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and ask them who was the previous owner.
1001 LAFAYETTE DR,
FARMINGTON, PA 15437
USA 866.344.6957
by TRDxB2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: Oil weight

extracted this info from this site https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/60888/mixing-oils-of-different-viscosity ( was posted on it in NOV 2018) From the Chevron.com site: "Can I mix different viscosity grades of motor oils?" "Yes. It is always advisable to not mix motor oil brands, however...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: VR or cutout

Another simple option would be to separate the lighting system from the 6volt system and connect it to a separate 12 volt battery. You can then get all the power to run lights at night - recharge it when you get home.
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?

I assume that the toggle switch was a replacement for the ignition switch. You seam to have replaced about everything but didn't mention the starter switch - is it an original or repop?
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: The File mystery

Did you know that Buford used to be a surgeon :o
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

Using the stock hub as example: I found a thrust washer the same size as the brass bushing (OD/ID) and was thick enough to cover the shaft end and fit inside the fan shaft cap. The purpose is to prevent the bearing bushing from spinning. True Value hardware stores with those multiple part trays will...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is an original 1920 frame worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: what is an original 1920 frame worth?

Usually parting out something is worth more than the whole. All depends on the condition and part. For example the frame with a bulge is of no interest, a front or rear cross member in decent condition may be worth something. You would get a better answer if you included pictures
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: VR or cutout

Does anyone have any information on the VR and why they’re back ordered/not being produced currently? Is this supposed to be a temporary issue or is there concern they may no longer be produced? I’ve got a 6v VR back ordered and was curious to what folks knew. Darin At one time it was said that one...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

Re: Pay pal users beware

Contact your bank and police,and see what can be done there.No way I would let them shaft me out of 20 buck,much less 3500! Bob wasn't shafted by PayPal, they are putting the money back in his account. Its PayPal that needs to call the Police if there was a crime, that's why we use them. Not sure w...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 1534

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

I found where the photo's came from (ex: https://photos.smugmug.com/Car-Truck-Inspiration/Vintage/Speedsters/i-j6WKN8g/0/45e6a7a6/XL/Nema12-XL.jpg) but that is a site for storing photo's. Not sure how you got to it. Given the stanchion posts & ropes and other vehicles in a photo its likely in a muse...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????
Replies: 26
Views: 1534

Re: WHO OWNS THIS SPEEDSTER????

Where did you get the photo's? If off the INTERNET post the link and I might be able to locate the source. Given the stanchion posts & ropes and other vehicles its likely in a museum of sorts
by TRDxB2
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlight Bucket
Replies: 36
Views: 2939

Re: Headlight Bucket

A picture of it might help sell it. You could re-purpose it too and sell at craft fair
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is motor oil with graphite common?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Is motor oil with graphite common?

Maybe this would be a good oil for shackles etc? Except for the price/ounce NOTE: Is Discontinued By Manufacturer Product description A superior automotive lubricant (NOT an additive), dispersing billions of microscopic particles of graphite that enhance the effectiveness of motor oil. When added to...
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

Before you or someone else does something, remember the shaft can be a tight fit into the sealed bearing hub. What is the OD of the shaft and IF of the Hub. Depending on the difference you may need to take to a local machine shop.
by TRDxB2
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: VR or cutout

It does not look like the Fun Project's VR. The best way to tell is to remove the cup from the base. Normally just two spot welds hold it on to the base. If its not VR but solenoid cut-out you may want to rebuild it with a diode. Perhaps someone can design a VR that can be put in front of the batter...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: wobbly rear wheel

Not exactly what you wanted to know but will help you see the process for a wood felloe wheel and whats involved. https://www.hemmings.com/hmw/how-its-ma ... heels.html
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gilmer Rebound Straps
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Gilmer Rebound Straps

Found these in friends shop. Not much about them in MTFCA, found a few ads and one posting.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1311138127
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1414200046
Anyone using these or similar?
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by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drag link flex
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Drag link flex

Don't overdue reinforcing things. Strengthening one thing and other thing bends or a causes excessive wear to other components. Consider the affect on the entire system, steering shaft to spindles
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Then there was smoke !
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Then there was smoke !

.... I was told that the ammeter might have gone, yet it still registers when lights are on etc. .... I'm also running a True Fire ignition...10 years ... Since you indicated that the ammeter registers, lets assume that the wiring from the generator to the battery is correct. AND since the engine d...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Vibration

You didn't mention if the vibration is a new problem or every since working on the engine. Also how strong a vibration you are experiencing. Since they made counter weights, https://www.modeltford.com/item/3030CW.aspx, to make the engine run smoother some vibration. Take care of the misfiring to see...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Then there was smoke !
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Then there was smoke !

Do you have a fuse from the switch to the battery under the dash? Always helps to understand how the car is wired - extra lights etc Example diagram
by TRDxB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ac mag current "leaking" into dc battery current?
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: ac mag current "leaking" into dc battery current?

Need to know exactly what product you purchased. In checking to see what you might have - most were described as having a "triple-flash strobe pattern". I found some information indicating flashing (solid, left-right, top-bottom, in-out and solid) and some instructions for wiring https://www.whelen....