Search found 1595 matches

by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster starter pan?
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: 23 Roadster starter pan?

There is a reason for everything - And like in modern cars the hood and splash pans keep water, dirt and mud off the engine and out of filters as well as assisting in cooling. When traveling the air in front of the radiator is at a high pressure and the air flow through it can be enhanced by creatin...
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: You Get What You Pay For

I drove over 40 mile therefore I was able to top off with premium {not from wall mart ] gas after that it ran as good as it ever has ,although pump said 87 octane it had to be E 85 junk!!! or something less !!!! You know that they used to mix gas and kerosene back in the day, maybe you found the se...
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1751

Re: Oil Dipstick?

My knees are shot, to the point I have an extension on the gas shut off so I don't have to get on my knees and then spend a painful 5 minutes getting back to my feet. Not that I *can't*, but it takes the enjoyment of working under my car. And callling me "lazy" would get you 2 words from me, the se...
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: You Get What You Pay For

Gasoline is essentially a shared commodity, often stored in common containers until it is purchased by a major retailer. After that, the retailer treats the gas with a specific additive, thereby giving the fuel its brand identity. Top Tier gasoline was developed in 2004 to go beyond the minimum stan...
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Crank Handle

Not a good idea to rely on modern repro parts catalogs! Absolutely! There "repro" ("will fit") parts all years. Some may match some years or none. The INTERNET & Forum can help resolve. There were repro 19-25 coil box lids that looked good from across the street but were spot welded instead of tabs...
by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Outputs
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Generator Outputs

..... As for setting the charging rate please read the other generator articles posted on the Model T Ford Fix website . In no case in todays driving conditions should the generator be set at 12 Amps per Ford's recommendation. The generator is capable of producing a 100 Watts of power, continuously...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying/bringing a T from Canada T into the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Buying/bringing a T from Canada T into the USA

When my late Dad brought his unrestored original '23 Canadian coupe over the border in '05, the only border delay was answering the US Customs' agents questions about the cool car! The trouble came when he tried to license it. Everyone in the DMV whose job it was to know the answers to Dad's questi...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

I got mine out using Gibbs penetrating fluid. I used plumbers putty and built a dam around the neck of the tank so as to make a pool of Gibbs soaking the threads continuously. I smacked with a hammer daily and filled the pool daily. Did this for a week. Took the cap off with a barrel bung wrench. T...
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying/bringing a T from Canada T into the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Buying/bringing a T from Canada T into the USA

Canada/US land border crossing are presently closed, with the exception of essential workers, due to COVID. Even in normal times you cannot cross without a passport. Consult with a Bonded Customs Broker re the correct procedure to have a vehicle cleared through US Customs After the boarder is open:...
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Transmission Inspection Cover, Plexiglass.

Yes it was posted before - BUT no video's were indicated 2008 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/67996.html?1223329722 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/42422.html?1198010173 2009 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/113635.html?1258233883 2012 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/message...
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1751

Re: Oil Dipstick?

Wonder where one could get that size banjo fitting and Banjo bolt ?
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires...where do things stand now?
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: White tires...where do things stand now?

Never sure if the sites are updated you'll need to confirm with the supplier and on size https://www.modeltford.com/model-t-parts/tire-wheels-bearings-and-caps/tires-tubes-and-parts/tires/white/ https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Model-T-Tires_c226.htm From Lang's site *These items are running on a l...
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

I learned a lesson in purchasing some goods from the UK that were made in China and had to pay a hefty import fee. I am only recapping some information from discussions with my Importer - FedEX. So not all of this information may be correct - but as they say "Buyer be aware" Tariffs are determined o...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

Chris Haynes wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:34 pm
My Blockley tires arrived in Los Angeles from England.
[/quote]
Not concerned with the cost of the tires just the shipping and any import fees. Can you share?
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Learning to post phots----This is a trial
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Learning to post phots----This is a trial

You can add up to 5 photos to a reply to a post - you can add more to the same post by starting another reply no need to start a New Post. There something else yo u can do but we'll wait till you get adding more to the same post. Remember you need at least a message with at least 10 characters for a...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial

I simply have not been able to do this with Win 10. Probably easy enough just not enough between the ears. I now have an IPad in addition to the pc. Would that perhaps be easier? The process to post photos is basically independent of the computer that is being used. (phones a bit harder). Not sure ...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1751

Re: Oil Dipstick?

OilyBill wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:10 pm
How much is an "Advantage Dipstick"?
I couldn't find anything about an "Advantage Dipstick" but did find some options
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 851

Re: 1926 model t questions

So I joined the board to figure out whether I am going to get myself in over my head. There is a 1926 model T ford that a family friend has that has only been owned by 2 owners both in the same town in which the model t was originally purchased. I don't want to see it leave the area since if it wou...
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

I am currently working with the CEO of Blockley, Julian, to see if it would be more cost effective for me to become the US dealer for Blockley tires just ..... Their is apparently a worldwide shortage of shipping container and shipping overseas has gone up 5 times compared to before covid. But then...
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB right angle headlight plug.
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: WTB right angle headlight plug.

Oooh they are pricey but it appears that Lang's has 2 versions of Double Contact right angle plugs Item Number: 6592-15 Headlight plug with thimble, right angle, double contact. This is an exact reproduction of the hard to find headlight plug. It is for use with a headlight socket that has the tab f...
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

R.V.Anderson wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:43 pm
At the current exchange rate, that's $250.53 U$D. I'm sure that for good quality, most T owners would spring for that.
You need to add shipping charges and import duty (%tax charged is on the total of the cost of items + shipping ) might be 3.4% or 0 if they were made in the UK
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaching administrator
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Reaching administrator

Login using your current MTFCA UserId and password Then click on the user id (TRDxB2 is mine) to see the drop down menu and select User Control Panel Then when the User Control Panel screen pops up Select Profile and in the menu on the left select Edit Account Settings Then enter you desired email a...
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 71
Views: 2626

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

Making it your own, despite all the other ones that look the same but aren't :lol:
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brownie #2
Replies: 34
Views: 1022

Re: Brownie #2

Didn't collect these , just saved Grandparents, Parents and mine. Also have a folding No. 2 out of reach of the Grand-kids
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1751

Re: Oil Dipstick?

Andy Loso wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:12 am
Any photos Tom?
Picked this up sometime ago with a bunch of T parts. The stick level markings don't matter, just score a line at the full mark etc
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Gasoline Oder

Mark Gregush wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:38 pm
Are you guys forgetting the open to the world vented gas cap? Even if you do get any drips taken care off, that cap is still venting to outside.
Didn't forget it, just focused on gas getting on the carpet.
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: glass

Ive never worked on early lights before where do you find glass lens's for 1914 & older headlights? Thanks Go to a Stained Glass shop that makes windows etc - they have various thickness of clear (or other if you want) glass etc. I had local shop make a speedometer lens using "lens" glass came out ...
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1306

Re: Welding machines

Not suggesting this - but its interesting that some ca n MIG, TIG, and Stick weld. for a price
Here are some reviews -
https://weldguru.com/best-multi-process-welder/
https://inboxq.com/best-multi-process-welders/
are they worth it >? https://makeitfrommetal.com/are-multi-p ... -worth-it/
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Gasoline Oder

There may be an issue you need to resolve. Reason for the questions: The fuel to the engine is gravity fed so you need to take some steps to stop the flow. All things fixed - you should not have any smell (may some just after the engine is shutdown. I have assumed that this is about the Model T in y...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened to Fun Projects website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: What happened to Fun Projects website?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:39 pm
Here are John's drawings for the Regan press. The PDF is better, but I can't post it on this software.
If you email it to me f.brandi@mchsi.com I'll see if I can post it as a PDF and as enhanced images
Model T Owner's Manual.pdf
(1.21 MiB) Downloaded 11 times
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contamination in gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Contamination in gas tank

I'm with mouse house , wonder how big the glob is and cylindrical shape. Likely the ongoing claim that unfiltered fuel can get into your tank while the fuel truck is filling the stations tank, is no longer. Couldn't find a date that fuel filters were added inside the gas pump but here they are.
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 volt voltage regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: 12 volt voltage regulator

What brand/model generator or alternator? Oh, just saw the other posting for # 5055-12 Lang's lists them but could be out
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB brass GE light bulb socket
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: WTB brass GE light bulb socket

I n searching it appears that the bulb is type B22 - and most references relate to a British or English style socket. So here is an option allows the use of the B22 into a conversion socket so regular socket can be used. All depends on what you goal is. Unfortunately stock in the USA is limited and ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened to Fun Projects website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: What happened to Fun Projects website?

Here are a few links that will help you make one and use it. The calculator should really help to get outer ring dimensions. The only input is R. (30 inch felloe + 2 inch outer boarder) / 2 = 16 radius for outer boarder . Cut 4x4 with B = 12-3/8 (I rounded it down see instructions in chart) And the ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1306

Re: Welding machines

What you learn in class will drive your decision. You need to think about what you would be doing with it in the mean time (metal type, thickness, duty cycle). MILLER welders are what many professionals who do lots of welding prefer. HOBART welders are made by Miller and use Miller parts. BUT like e...
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke crack too cracked?
Replies: 27
Views: 1057

Re: Spoke crack too cracked?

Are you worth more than $12 to your family? The general price range for a wooden caskets is $1,000 to $3,550. :shock:
I have sold many used spokes on eBay to people who turn t hem down and make pens out of them $3 -$5 each + shipping. They usually want a box full and shipped cheaply
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Congestion Road Signs
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Congestion Road Signs

There wasn't the usual "NO PASSING" sign before the no passing zone just this one at the start of it. Scares me to think that it was needed. :shock:
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Four Original Knurled Nuts For ignition Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Wanted: Four Original Knurled Nuts For ignition Wires

I have seen so many different patterns of knurled spark plug nuts with an xxxx pattern I'm not sure what original is but an old ad looks like MAc'S.
So is what is correct? By the way many old ads show the nut that way.
knurled.jpg
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor to manifold gasket material
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Carburetor to manifold gasket material

I would use it - watch this video to see how to make it with a ball peen hammer - gently. No cutting needed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lsn6B6RsNQ
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valley floor
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Valley floor

Humblej wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:47 am
looks like Yosemite National Park to me, with a view of Bridalveil Falls and Half Dome.
Yosemite it is
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster or not ?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Speedster or not ?

RajoRacer wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:23 am
That appears to be a side-drive magneto Norm.
Yup! and the tires need air
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted. Regulator
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Wanted. Regulator

Just looked around. Birdhaven/Texas-T made them now they don't even list them nor do they list cut-outs. Lang's lists 8 & 12 volt. While your looking or when you give up - update a cut-out with the diode they sell.
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homemade Manifold oven
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Homemade Manifold oven

Jonah D'Avella wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:39 pm
How can I make an inexpensive manifold oven?
Easy and efficient double wrap https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... nifold.pdf
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this Ford sign correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Is this Ford sign correct?

Best reference I could fin https://1000logos.net/ford-logo/ shows all on the sign + 1976 & 2003
If color is important then no - some where black on white and ....
ford2.jpg
References
https://autowise.com/ford-emblem-history/
ford1.jpg
https://inkbotdesign.com/ford-logo-design/
by TRDxB2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tasty Ts
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Tasty Ts

by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mannequins Faces Blurred Out
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Mannequins Faces Blurred Out

The Link to the tour of the Museum indicated "Matterport" so I figured they were doing the imaging. So the have software like Google uses to put you on the street. The software automatically detects people (and mannequins) and blurs faces https://matterport.com/blog/we-are-changing-face-blurring-her...
by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: gull wing and meter
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: gull wing and meter

I loaded Darel's separate photo
by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very early carb drain elbows for sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Very early carb drain elbows for sale.

Trying to decide whether to move forward with these. If you need or want one or more, please let me hear from you. No money needed until ready to ship. At that point, you are always welcome to change your mind. If we go forward or not, I’ll post here again. Choice of 1/8” thread or 1/4” thread, oth...
by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was warned about powder coating hubs and now...
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: I was warned about powder coating hubs and now...

If filing, sanding or grinding the excess coating doesn't work - these will .... and any place it gets on
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dual carb?
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Dual carb?

Jonah D'Avella wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Ok. Is splicing two ntake manifolds together very dificult?
I'll let the others with the proper skills respond
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAM ALERT!
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: SCAM ALERT!

I think I was hit by the scammer as well. I sent my address so they could send me a money order and I asked their address so I could send them a carburetor. They answered for me to keep it until I received the payment. All their wording seemed odd so I asked if they had an address in the USA becaus...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Who owns a T with a Gray and Davis starter on it?
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Who owns a T with a Gray and Davis starter on it?

Does anyone know of a Model T in a Museum or Private Collection that has the Gray -Davis setup mounted into it ? I remember seeing a picture of one some years of a small museum in the USA . Is this what you were thinking of http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/225650.html gray-davis.jpg Anot...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAM ALERT!
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: SCAM ALERT!

Mark Chaffin wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Unfortunately Dan, the Postal Inspector can care less and will not pursue it. Been there. Done that.
There is no crime until a check is cashed, found fraudulent & you had shipped the part. As they say, no harm no foul.
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Les Schubert wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:54 am
The only thing that scares me about my front brakes is the guy behind me that can’t stop!
So I check my mirrors!!!
There is always something in front of you to help you stop, choose wisely.
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dual carb?
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Dual carb?

Yes, they have either by making their own intake manifold or adopting a dual carb intake manifold for a Model A with an adapter plate between the T engine and the A intake. Then the linkages to them and between them get to be a bit complex. What goes in needs to come out so the exhaust system needs ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Macbeth Headlight Lens
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Macbeth Headlight Lens

WorldChamp1914 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:36 pm
Looks like green cloth placed on top of the glass.....fake.
They are painted and flat glass not a raised eyebrow. I said that they are NOT Macbeth
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Macbeth Headlight Lens
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Macbeth Headlight Lens

Are you selling or buying? Correction: I have a nice pair of Green Moon Lenses - have flat eyebrow not raised like Macbeth. Photo removed
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.

If you are using the correct battery box, all you need is a coat of black paint! Help me learn .... is all this required for an "original battery box" configuration? Found info that you made them http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/680364.html?1475281772 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: ID car ?

Started out looking for other year Liberty cars because the windshield base in the picture above was different. Found the Scripps-Booth Roadtser https://www.earlyamericanautomobiles.com/1914.htm the ID in that picture is incorrect - correct id in museum https://owlshead.org/gallery/ViewAlbum.aspx?al...
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

European Market looks good https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/ ... rd/model-t
10,000 GBP equal about $13,750
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

It is a pot metal cap. I like the idea of epoxying a nut on the top of the cap. If the top breaks then chip away the rest and try and salvage the splash insert on the bottom of the cap as shown in the photo. As Larry noted it is often missing and a desirable piece to restore an original. You might ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26-27 Winter Front and Hood Blanket
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: WTB 26-27 Winter Front and Hood Blanket

I bet these guys can make what your looking for https://www.gassmanautomotive.com/services/upholstery/
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

Anyone who knows Model T's knows what a 1927 gas cap looks like! That style cap was introduced in 1925. I have an original on my car, and it works fine. Some of them survived, but most haven't. As I noted in an article I wrote years ago for the Vintage Ford, you will often fine the anti splash inse...
by TRDxB2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off
Replies: 39
Views: 2086

Re: Gas Cap-Still Can't Get It Off

The cap has been on for 60 years so I am not concerned about fumes. Having said that, I think I will take it off in pieces. Any more suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated. I am a little concerned about pieces getting into the tank, especially very small particles. https://mtfca.com/php...
by TRDxB2
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Real or Repro. ??? 1909 - 1911 two piece brass timer
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Real or Repro. ??? 1909 - 1911 two piece brass timer

Here are links to several previous discussions - picture is for a repro http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/277132.html?1337521259 http://modelt.ca/1911-two-piece-timer-repair/ http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/79117.html?1232169399 Rollers http://www.2040-parts.com/3-original-vinta...
by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

Thanks Frank. I didn't know there were multiple types. Is there an easy method to remove the switch lever? If I could remove that and clean the bottom contact and the switch lever itself, that would solve my issue and I could move on with the project. I don't know of anyway to remove the switch lev...
by TRDxB2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

You have a later style ignition switch (see diagrams). These don't come apart as easily as the older rubber housing style. So unless you have a new set of matching rivets I would not attempt to take the switch apart. I have done a descent cleaning on this style by using a Dremel tool's wire brushes....
by TRDxB2
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted search Brake band ring 1926/1927
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: wanted search Brake band ring 1926/1927

User Patrick Ortlauf, Schrozberg Germany. There is only one Postal Code (they don't call it a zip code) for Schrozberg its 74575 It is customary to leave a space between the Street and the line with the Post Code and city. Address Format is different than the US or Canada Name of Recipient Street na...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want To Buy.... removable hand crank accessory
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Want To Buy.... removable hand crank accessory

If I had an idea what your looking for I might be able to find it. I searched the Internet (driver pull starters, one add on electrical starter and many anti -kickback) The pin makes the crank removable. If there is another option - it would be a bit complex. So do you have a picture of what your lo...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want To Buy.... removable hand crank accessory
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Want To Buy.... removable hand crank accessory

Is this what you are looking for?
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want To Buy.... removable hand crank accessory
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Want To Buy.... removable hand crank accessory

Here's an idea someone can make and its removable :lol:
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted:Original column support
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Wanted:Original column support

Start a REPLY. Add some text (need at least 10 characters) then follow the steps in the pictures. Review you entry with a PREVIEW when done select SUBMIT then looke t the bottom for "Return to ..." and select that. Don't use the back arrows on the upper left corner that will confuse you. Photo 1.jpg...
by TRDxB2
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

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

Putting aside personal preferences & past experiences - there is no measurable evidence that Glyptal does anything to improve engine performance. But there is measurable evidence that it can do harm. Maybe one could measure "improved oil flow" by measuring the oil level in the pan at various RPMs. T...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Heavy 6 volt original wires Question

Asbestos is most hazardous when it is friable. The term "friable" means that the asbestos is easily crumbled by hand, releasing fibers into the air. Sprayed on asbestos insulation is highly friable. Asbestos floor tile is not. If the cable surface is clean encapsulating it with varnish/shellac/paint...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

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

If it ain't broke don't fix it. Pro's -It keeps the oil from sticking to the interior surfaces, it brightens the interior, helping one to better see the interior components of the engine. Will coating the interior of the hogshead will retain the heat? Never had a problem with my T overheating. Previ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted:Model T Dashboard Thermometer
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Wanted:Model T Dashboard Thermometer

Maybe this will help - not sure what your looking for
by TRDxB2
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metropolitan Brake Drums
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: WTB: Metropolitan Brake Drums

Link to drums https://www.shopmetropolitanparts.com/p-881-brake-drum.aspx https://metpitstop.com/product/brake-drum/ Found good info here http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/515740.html?1430758986 Looks like a start of DIY but no info the Club may have info http://clubs.hemmings.com/mtfcsd/M...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change ammeter
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Change ammeter

Ammeters can be used with alternators provided that they are within range of the amps to be consumed by the vehicle. So if you don't have a lot of electrical stuff connected then a 20 or 30 amp gauge should be okay. About the 6v alternator that Lang's sells "The Delco alternator is rated at 70 amps ...
by TRDxB2
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kim Dobbins, please email me, thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Kim Dobbins, please email me, thanks

Dropacent wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Kim , can you send me an email tmorsher@icloud.com. Having trouble reaching you.
Hope your not including the period at the end of the email address as shown above when you send it.
Try this ----
tmorsher@icloud.com
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wanted-Rocky Mountain brake instructions
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Wanted-Rocky Mountain brake instructions

Not sure of differences in old and new repro's go to this link and then select DETAILS for your wheel/hub . Instructions will then be available for down load
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... l-t/brakes
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ignition switch
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: WTB ignition switch

and for what year?
by TRDxB2
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you seen this style of top strap before?
Replies: 15
Views: 1388

Re: Have you seen this style of top strap before?

It appears to be a man besides Ford - Father?
by TRDxB2
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very long ride
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Very long ride

Here are references for U.S. Route 66 (I selected Illinois but other states available) After looking at Illinois I would say that your adventure to travel U.S. Route 66 in Illinois would be somewhat pointless. Most of what it was is now overlay-ed with Interstate roadway from East St. Louis to Sprin...
by TRDxB2
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NC Synchronised ignition. anyone have one of there?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: NC Synchronised ignition. anyone have one of there?

The American Bosch 600 Distributor had several configuration options. One of them would use just one Ford Coil the page 5 instructs how to wire it for 1 coil
362846.jpg
362846.jpg (85.29 KiB) Viewed 148 times
by TRDxB2
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this for?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: What is this for?

DanTreace wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:03 pm
Spring Plate, added strength to front crossmember to help prevent front spring breakage.

Spring plate.jpg
Thank you for the ad - explains the purpose
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Model T?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Electric Model T?

RajoRacer wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:40 pm
There was a thread a while back on that subject.
This is the thread https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18064 as pictures of several DIY's and one Ford electric No 2
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this for?
Replies: 8
Views: 574

What is this for?

Spacing of the corner holes is the same is early front spring clip
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT Spring Clips
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: WTB TT Spring Clamp

sending email with pics
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

We have not lost any of our data from the old forums and it ALL still lives on this server with the new forums. Copies are backed up in several places and none of it will disappear under my watch. The search function of the old software stopped working when we have to upgrade some of the underlying...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

I decided to allow everything to 6 volts and to remove the magneto ignition, which I no longer need, and to replace it with Oil Slingers. What else would be my idea! That I add a 12 volt battery only for the starter, because the 6 volt turns the engine very slowly. is that possible without problems?...
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb... rear radius rod for 1925 T
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Wtb... rear radius rod for 1925 T

The single I have is right - get Hanks save on shipping
by TRDxB2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb... rear radius rod for 1925 T
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Wtb... rear radius rod for 1925 T

Have several pairs - will look to see if there is a loaner. Which side are you looking for or do you care (seam down). Chances are someone closer to you has one (Hank Lee my guess)
by TRDxB2
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

I agree we have to have some IT people in the hobby. I'm a retired IT guy (50+years 1968-2014) Understand that much of the old forum data is still available but not searchable within the tool being used. The information can still be listed using the current MTFCA application (but not searchable by ...