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by YellowTRacer
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Touring Non electric/battery model
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: 1923 Touring Non electric/battery model

The 23 Touring non electric/battery model is SOLD! Thanks MTFCA.
by YellowTRacer
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Touring Non electric/battery model
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: 1923 Touring Non electric/battery model

Hey Jim, breath easy, the touring is sold. As for the centerdoor, I bought a new battery it started right up and runs great. All we need to do at this point is wash it to get all the 20 years of dirt off of it and it's going to be available for around $7,000.00. Glad to hear you're having a good tim...
by YellowTRacer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 23 Touring more pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 498

23 Touring more pictures

Here's a few more pictures of Topless Tillie.
by YellowTRacer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Touring Non electric/battery model
Replies: 8
Views: 966

1923 Touring Non electric/battery model

Well here I go again. Helping another friend sell her car. "Topless Tilley". This is a rare Model sold new as a non starter/generator/Battery car. Bob purchased the low mileage car from the original owner in mid 1960s The top was in shreds and so he removed it and drove it on many tours without the ...
by YellowTRacer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Re: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan

The 24 sedan is sold! Went too a nice home n the San Diego CA. area. Thanks MTFCA.
by YellowTRacer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for sale Lower prices
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Parts for sale Lower prices

If the Jaxon lugs deal falls through I have a friend that really needs them. Thanks

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator

Could we get some measurements please. Thanks.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Re: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan

Hi Phil, I agree, the price is really right. I have a guy that appears that he's going to buy but at the moment no money has passed hands, and he asked the same question. So we did a serious measuring and the overall height is 6' - 3 1/2" . If you get serious use my email address because I check it ...
by YellowTRacer
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Re: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan

Well, I'd like to post some interior photo's if I can figure out how. Okay we got 'em, or you go 'em.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Hi Marc, I didn't get your message use my email karened4@att.net.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan

1924 Ford Model T 4 door sedan. Very well kept older complete restoration. A well done restoration that looks great and runs well. Is equipped with Ricardo cyl. Head, distributor, Stewart speedometer, Deluxe Junior Motometer and dog bone cap, accy. aluminum “red dot” hub caps, Porcelain AAA license ...
by YellowTRacer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Alright I'll get serious for a change. $100.00 and you drop them off at Greyhound and I'll pay shipping. Who's next?

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

Thanks Steve, as Susanne stated, learn something every day. After all these years maybe now I can use my old Ford tire pump with no check valve, knowing that it should work..

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Hey Jonah, let's start a bidding war and maybe we'll come up with an acceptable price for Neil. I'm good for $7.50.are you willing to go higher? Anyone else?

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Well Neil, looks like I struck out. I guess the only next step is what price will you sell them for? Doubt if I'm your buyer but never hurts to ask. Sorry I couldn't come through with 30X3s.
Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Okay Neil, how much in a hurry are you and would a couple of not quite bald 30X3s work for you?

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Sorry Neil, I read your original post wrong, I had in my mind 30X3 1/2s. I'll go down and check but I don't think I have any 30 X 3s. Sorry to have lead you on. Almost positive I don't have two. I may have one but doubtful. I'll know sometime tonight.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Thanks for the extra pictures Neil. So, what is your desire in tires. I have a lot of black 30X3 1/2 tires. None are recent purchases from a tire company so when I mention near new I'm talking about condition not newly made. I have an abundance of old Wards Riversides, (great originals not the new o...
by YellowTRacer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Coker White 30x 3 1/2 tires

Hi Neil, I'm interested in your tires and probably have some black ones to use as trades. I'm not too concerned regarding age if they've been stored inside since new. Shipping wont be cheap but we'll worry about that as we proceed. Are these Coker Commanders? Or what are they called? They may be a l...
by YellowTRacer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Went to the Marine Corps Museum today and saw this guy

Yeah, Semper Fi! The Mercury is the Marine of Model Ts......Cream of the Crop!

Ed Aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2369

Re: Barn Find TT

Thank you so much for showing it to us. Finally a true,real barn find.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924/25 Fordor sedan
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: 1924 Fordor sedan

Follow up to my previous ad. It is a 1924 four door sedan and it has a Waukesha Ricardo Cylinder head and varnished wood spoke 30 X 3 1/2 wheels. Price is $9,500.00
by YellowTRacer
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924/25 Fordor sedan
Replies: 1
Views: 583

1924/25 Fordor sedan

Helping a friend who due to declining health is going in a home I don't have any pictures yet but want to get the word out. It's a 24 or 25 Four door sedan good quality older restoration. Black exterior correct cloth interior very low miles since restored. $9,500.00. It's in San Jose, CA. Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine braking
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: engine braking

What kind of band lining are you running. Sounds to me like you lost/folded over a piece of band lining and it was stuck between the band and the drum and then it came out and everything ran free after it came out.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coast to Coast in a T
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: Coast to Coast in a T

Everyone advice has been right on. I only have a couple things to add. On all the rural routes you can't count on gas station availability, so stop sooner than needed when you see one just to be sure. I like my T's (other than old #4) pretty much as they left the factory so plan a daily, in the morn...
by YellowTRacer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B Spark Plug Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Rajo B Spark Plug Recommendations

Just fyi. I've been running Champion X plugs in my B Rajo for 52 years. On the road and on the race track. FU 4 magneto. Always set them at 0.25 and I've been totally satisfied with the performance.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light

My apology, at my age I get easily confused and was thinking, I wouldn't want the Dodge strain.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light

But it's got Dodge germs on it and that could spread!

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: My $15.00 Ford Script "Bobber" Light

Blasthemy!!! putting inferior Dodge parts into a treasured Ford script unit.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2815

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

This is the only picture that we got.
by YellowTRacer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo rocker cover sealing
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Rajo rocker cover sealing

Alright guys, I've been following this thread mainly because anything that's posted with the Rajo title in it I have to check out, and watching this one, I just kept thinking, most of you are going with the wrong solution. As some of you know I'm more of an era guy and just love stepping back in tim...
by YellowTRacer
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star

Hey Gary, Star didn't make cars after 1927. I have a good friend that's to a large degree a Star expert I can't give you his number without knowing what you need him for.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu May 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 1552

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

All the advice you've received so far is spot on, but FYI, around 14 years ago when the Rajo B head was off old #4 for a little overdue maintenance the shop that does my work called me and said we can't do anything with your valve seats, they're to worn, to many valve jobs, we need to put new seats ...
by YellowTRacer
Fri May 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3

From one Ed to another, thanks so much.
Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu May 21, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS ASSORTMENT OF PARTS
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: FS ASSORTMENT OF PARTS

Hey Mark, if the I D of the truck driveshaft coupler measures 2 1/4 " I'll take it.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu May 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3

Thanks Ed, it's 1807 East Ave. Hayward, CA 94541. Let me know the cost(s) and I'll send you a check or pay pal. So glad to finally get a copy for the two guys that are a vital part of the Lobuck story, Mike Batteated and Roger Bastion.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed May 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3

Thanks Ed, look forward to hearing from you one way or the other.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sat May 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

WTB Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3

Trying to help a friend get a copy of the Vintage Ford Magazine volume 39 Number. 3 that has a story about his car The Lobuck Special. Sure hope someone can help. Thanks.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sat May 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column quadrant paint
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Steering column quadrant paint

You probably won't want to go to this extreme, but bare in mind that the throttle and spark levers are held against the quadrant by spring tension. On my over restored (determined by Walt Rosenthal at a rare MTFCA judging event in the late sixties) light delivery ice cream truck I always lifted up a...
by YellowTRacer
Thu May 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: June 1-6 Golden Gate Tour is a GO!!! and there are a couple of "late-comer" spots still available.
Replies: 44
Views: 5494

Re: It's a GO!!! ..Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1st - 6th - Pioneering the Way Back

Okay Steven, Karen and I want to go. I'll give you a call. Thanks for hangin in there.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sat May 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Ford script oil can
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: F S Ford script oil can

Thanks Wayne, yes wrong phone number. Correct number is 510 581 4911. Also, since nobody's breaking down my door to purchase this can, the price is negotiable.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sat May 09, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Ford script oil can
Replies: 3
Views: 760

F S Ford script oil can

Ford script oil can. Good original condition, still showing some original copper finish. Has a small "ding" on the top surface of the lid. $45.00 plus shipping Call 510 581 4811 or email karened4@att.net.
by YellowTRacer
Sat May 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear end housings need transportation.
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Rear end housings need transportation.

Hey Kim, that sounds like a good tentative plan. I can pick them up from Bill and get them to Hayward and then Michael and I can meet somewhere between Hayward and his place, If that sounds alright with Michael. What's say Michael?
by YellowTRacer
Fri May 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear end housings need transportation.
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Rear end housings need transportation.

Hi Michael, Where is Kim's place? I'm in Hayward. I have to make a run south to Visalia to pick up one of my cars. Is he in that vicinity? Or I suspect a lot further south.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent
Replies: 16
Views: 1509

Re: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent

Non detergent oil cans only have the wt. stamped in them.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 1992

Re: How It's Made-Wood spoke wheels

Charlie's correct, The hub needs to really fit tight on the spokes. The person that uses those wheels will hear clicking sounds as he drives, after a few years.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bent steering rod?
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: Bent steering rod?

Hey Grady, that drag link should be perfectly straight and it's Ford vanadium steel. Bend it cold, no heat. Been doing it for over 60 years and just had to straighten one worse looking than yours. Cold with a vice take your time and shouldn't need a hammer.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1826

Re: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019

That was my 1925 Stearns Night oval window Brougham 2 owners after I sold it in the 1980s. Smooth running engine, very low geared rear end. Loved that body style. Great car.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: bridge washers

As you're mounting the tire keep the valve stem and bridge washer pushed in far enough so that the tire ridge will seat then pull on the stem and air up the tire.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Bridge Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: Early Bridge Washer

Thanks for the clarification Larry. I never thought of one as being early and one late. They both work fine though, been using them for 20+ years and knock on wood so far no problems
by YellowTRacer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: 1916 headlight issue

I ran bulb #1009 for 30 years, many times driving across the San Francisco Oakland Bay bridge, dark going both ways. Plenty of light above 20 MPH. I tried a couple of other bulbs before I found the 1009s and they would burn out at speed the 1009s never burnt out in 30 years of occasional use. Ed aka...
by YellowTRacer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Wood Wheels

Well here I go again, reluctant to comment because a lot of you won't agree. I learned a few things at the time we collapsed the re spoked right rear wood spoke wheel when we ran the Baja 1000 off road race way back in 1972. Stupid as it may sound/be the wood spoke wheels on old #4 are 100 plus year...
by YellowTRacer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 12 Tooth Pinion
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: WTB 12 Tooth Pinion

I have a recessed 40 tooth ring gear that appears to be NOS. Got the Ruckstell stamp on it. $150.00 plus shipping.

ED aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: Slow Speedsters

Uhh.....shouldn't these be called slowsters? And I've had a few over the years and currently have one and I think they're great. Nothing better than hearing the buzz of four coils and clipping along at 45 or so.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 15
Views: 2864

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

I'm probably going to get a lot of flack for this, but guy's.....it's a model T! Not a Bugatti or Rolls Royce. I'm not a finess mechanic. Even on the race car. I don't put a level on the floor. If it looks level to my eye, it's good. Close is good. Make sure everything is tight (not necessarily bush...
by YellowTRacer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 15
Views: 2864

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

Hey Frank, using the straight edge (big carpenters square) resting on the floor and against the bottom of the yoke casting, the distance between the straight edge and the top of the yoke casting is 5/8-11/16 inch. on old #4 and I could not be more comfortable at 80 MPH. Same at speeds above 80 MPH j...
by YellowTRacer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 35 x5 tire
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: WTB 35 x5 tire

Unfortunately I'm too far away in California. I could give you a usable tire but you'd have to pay shipping.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer
Replies: 27
Views: 2939

Re: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer

I've been using lubriplate white grease, non conductor. for years. Roller type timer, pack it full and run it without any maintenance until the engine fails (many thousand miles) then replace the timer and repeat.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2

Snow Chains are sold. Thanks MTFCA

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2
Replies: 4
Views: 898

F S Snow Chains 30 X 3 1/2

Snow chains 30 X 3 1/2 "Off N On" Brand in the original bag. $75.00 plus shipping, Ed Archer email karened4@att.net or phone 510 581 4911
by YellowTRacer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Idea what year and make of this car
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Any Idea what year and make of this car

1925/26 Dodge Brothers.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Larry Streeter contact info
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Larry Streeter contact info

Trying to locate Larry senior or Jr.?

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 5340

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Humble Howard's youngest son Tim asked if I would post the attached Celebration of Life announcement. It will be held at The Covenant Presbyterian Church 607 E. 3rd St. Long Beach, CA. 92683, on December 14, beginning at 11:AM. Lunch follows in the Fellowship Hall.
by YellowTRacer
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 5340

Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Howard Genrich, aka Lucky 7 died yesterday afternoon. Decorated WW11 Hero, retired science teacher, legendary model T speedster friend that pretty much touched us all. I was honored to have him as my riding mechanic in our annual endurance runs for the last 15 or so years. Nothing will be the same. ...
by YellowTRacer
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Someone must have a good fender
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: Someone must have a good fender

I think I have one (not sure if it's right or left side) but I'm not sure if there's any original paint on it. It's old paint and black, I suspect very old repaint I may be able to see it tomorrow to verify right or left side and I'll shoot a couple of pictures if you're interested. Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1821

Re: Extreme Trivia

Hey Larry, wrong title for this post. A lot of people that love authenticity are going to miss it This is great stuff. Should have been labeled for purists, or the title I like to use, for the Authenticians, those of us that love correct authentic minor details. Thanks for this post. Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease for air pump for fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Grease for air pump for fuel tank

Right or wrong I've been using 30 wt. engine oil for 50+ years with no problems. Learned it from the old timers

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight bulb non-starter
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Headlight bulb non-starter

I ran a #1009 bulb for the magneto lights in my 1920 ice cream truck I don't remember what kind of bulbs that I first installed in 1965 but they didn't last long and neither did subsequent replacements. Then in around 1972 I put in these 1009 bulbs (I don't know any other description, volts, watts, ...
by YellowTRacer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Fan Problema #4

You're running your fan belt way to tight. Scott hit the nail right on the head in his first paragraph. With the engine shut off I can reach in, put a finger on the fan blade and spin it and the blade will turn 3 or 4 inches. I just keep it tight enough to turn the pulley on the water pump (if it ha...
by YellowTRacer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 2248

Re: Three to One Gears

Well, as usual I'm the wierdo. I love 3 to 1 gears. Had them in the ice cream truck (car chassis) dead stock engine other than aluminum pistons, 2 spd Ruckstell. I love long drives in my cars/trucks, and don't like overworking the engine. For me the good outways the bad. Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 12 v Aahoogah Horn
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: WTB 12 v Aahoogah Horn

I have an original (twenties) that along time ago I paid $120.00 for thinking that it was a 6v. I'll let it go for the same price I paid plus shipping.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: How much grease do I need?

Hey Bud, please explain what your definition of "semi modern car" and "modern hub seals" is. My car runs 1915 era wheel hubs with original style felt seals Not sure what others are running. Allan, glad to hear that I'm not alone. With today's "supersonic' greases we can extend some of HF's original ...
by YellowTRacer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: How much grease do I need?

I'm a little reluctant to respond here because I'm so far off base compared to most of you with my attention to lubing my Model Ts. I'll stay strictly to lubing Old #4 because I drive it the most. I think I checked and repacked my front wheel bearings (stock wheel hubs and bearings) in 2008 before w...
by YellowTRacer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 427
Views: 61071

Re: Foto of the Day

Sorry, this isn't a Ford but I love the picture. Taken on April 18th at around 4:45 AM in the morning as we annually drive to San Francisco to attend the 1906 earthquake commemoration ceremony in our 06 Locomobile with lights a blazin. The event is held at Lotta's Fountain (where these pictures were...
by YellowTRacer
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart speedometer chains
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Stewart speedometer chains

My guess is that the problem lies in your speedo swivel gears.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 31
Views: 5308

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Harrah's Kampkar came from Piedmont/Oakland, CA. I was bidding on it at the estate auction held in Berkeley, against Harrah's buyer (a lost cause for me) and I dropped out at I think $625.00 so he got it for $650.00. Since the locals knew I was a model T nut, I got a call from a horseless carriage f...
by YellowTRacer
Wed May 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 2559

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

Old school. You drive down a hill in the same gear that you would drive up it. And continually press hard on the low pedal so no band slippage! Problem solved!

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed May 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More Ruckstell info
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Re: More Ruckstell info

Guys, this is just FYI. i've been running the same Ruckstell in my race car Old #4 for 51 years. I like the single grease fitting idea but have to agree, it's a little overkill. I shift my Ruckstell a lot and after all this time the shifter rod is a little loose in the housing and it still shifts fi...
by YellowTRacer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Model T Tour, June 3rd
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

Re: Marin County and San Francisco June 3rd Tour ?

Not sure I can find the time but I like the format and I'll try if you don't mind locals participating.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Professional Appraiser
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Professional Appraiser

I was trying to avoid commenting on this but as a professional motor vehicle appraiser I feel the need to set the record straight. The fair market value of a vehicle has nothing to do with how much you paid for the vehicle, how much the seller was asking or what the value guides state. It has everyt...