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by HalSched
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Speedster project, another problem, update

I had a simular thing happen to a newly rebult engine. I found that the rear cam bearing was too tight and caused the engine to grind to a halt after it warmed up a little. DON"T rev the engine beyond a low idle until you find the problem. If it is the rear cam bearing, all of the engine torque is r...
by HalSched
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Warford ???
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: What is a Warford ???

Norm, I heard the lady (I think wife) had a broken pelvis but I never heard anything beyond that.
by HalSched
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Warford ???
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: What is a Warford ???

This is the result of an auxiliary transmissio going into neutral going up a hill. This car had no rear (auxiliary) brakes and rolled down the hill backward until it overturned in the ditch on the left side of the road. I was about 3 cars behind him. It was a beautiful car! Model T Accident 21949.jpg
by HalSched
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Note From Milt Webb's Daughter
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Note From Milt Webb's Daughter

Here is a note from Deanna, Milt Webb's Daughter. Hello All Milton Webb has not pasted away he is fine and still living in his home in CA. He has 24 hour caretakers and friends and family that visit him often. It is so nice to hear all the nice words about my father. Thank you He says thank you for ...
by HalSched
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1009

Re: Milt Webb

NOT true. Milt has not passed. Don't know where this started. Send him a Christmas card, he'd enjoy it. Milt fell a while back and bumped his head that resulted in his ability to swallow. He has been fed through a tube since. He has full time live in help. He may not be in the best shape but he is s...
by HalSched
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Hopefully not too silly engine bolt/nut question

I used 1/2 inch #8 bolts and nuts. I did this a long time ago and should have used bolts at least 1/2 inch longer. I did get 3 turns on the nuts though and all has been well for at least 10 years. There are nuts below the plate holding the front main. (I hope the picture opens) 100_6226 2.jpeg.zip
by HalSched
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

OK, Here they are: Outside measurements 49 X 23. From nose to hump 22", hump is 4 1/2 " high and 14 inches long. I drilled into the hump so I didn't need real long screws to install the hump (with glue also). Use your imagination on the rest. Harbor freight has wheels. As mentioned, use 2X10 lumber ...
by HalSched
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

Here is another picture of my stand built by 2X10's. I have to go to the shop to get measurements. '
by HalSched
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7110

Re: Playin in the shop today...

If you haven't noticed by now, KEVIN IS A TRUE GENIUS. His wire wheels also are a thing of beauty
by HalSched
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: electric fuel cut off

Thanks Tom, I'll try it. I have EZ lube.
by HalSched
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1027

Re: electric fuel cut off

Mark, I would say no but how many parked in a garage not far from a gas hot water heater. in '45 I never shut off the gas but I do now. If anyone knows how to keep the shut=off valve from binding or freezing up I would llike to know the trick.
by HalSched
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

The onlt T to have flats (more than once) on our local tours had white tires. 4WIW.
by HalSched
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Flywheel/Magneto problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Re: 1909 Flywheel/Magneto problems

Where in Wisconsin?? I grew up in Hamburg and that's where my T comes from. Draw a line from Wauau to Merrill to Athens and back to Wausau and Hamburg is in the middle of the triangle. I'll look at my magnets but I don't remember ever seeing one with a hole in it.
by HalSched
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A birthday today.
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: A birthday today.

In my book: A truly great Christian Gentleman but not so great a President. U think he knew how to drive a T??
by HalSched
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glue or screw?
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: glue or screw?

Do both...Glue and Screw
by HalSched
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kenosha
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Kenosha

Wayne, My Dad was at Trnity, Freistat, in the 1965 era. The fill in that your are referencing probably a Pastor nemed Bernhart (sp). Small world.

I never drove my Model T in the Mequon/Freistat area.
by HalSched
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kenosha
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Kenosha

Good hearing from U keith!!! It's good to get a first hand report on what's going on. If push comes to shove we have a place for you and Carol.


Yes, my Dad was a Pastor ar Trinity Freistat, across the street from Boelke's Hardware and the place that had good fish fries.
by HalSched
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kenosha
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Kenosha

Thanks. Fyi My dad once was a Pastor at Trinity, Freistat, just East of Min Falls. Cheers
by HalSched
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kenosha
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Kenosha

Kieth Gumbinger, are you OK. What's going on iny youri lovely city. I didn't know what that my fellow Wisconsinites could act that way, or are they outsiders?
by HalSched
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 1255

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

Steve, if you have an electric motor rewinding shop in your area check with them; they may be able to help with some of the stuff that you need.
by HalSched
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 2112

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Here's a jig I made to wind the coils. I have more pictures and info. I got some of my supplies from the local electric motor rewinding facility who also varnished and baked the finnished ring. I made the handle for this jig out of a long 1/2 inch bolt.
by HalSched
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2188

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

A good rule of thumb is to have at least 10% of your load forward of the axle. Don't load backward. Been there, done that.
by HalSched
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 4219

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

GEORGE, you are dead wrong about the power draw of an air conditioner, if it is done right. I used s small Mazda compressor and you can barely hear a
rpm change when I turn the AC on and off. ( My2cw)
by HalSched
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?

Taken a few years back. Does anyone know these 2 beautiful gals. Taken at Mt. Rushmore
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by HalSched
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 22
Views: 2702

Re: My transmission soaker

Is there a chance that you could include a picture of YOU so I can see what a genius looks like. Your craftsmanship and paintings are amazing!!!
by HalSched
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Stem
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Valve Stem

I just had a flat on the R F wheel. Upon opening the tire I found that the brass valve stem broke loose from the inner tube. Can a new stem be attached to the tube?
by HalSched
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kids having fun in 23 RA
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Kids having fun in 23 RA

I hope this link works: https://www.icloud.com/attachment/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcvws.icloud-content.com%2FB%2FAeKBxu5Wb4xxOAu1BvhFPgI8rz9lAZY4PUFtC2YYwCNuHxp5Q_3_jPlB%2F%24%7Bf%7D%3Fo%3DAk-PKQVzKu5DlfdooV-c0BGVCjiQm24z1W60YSJq_jv9%26v%3D1%26x%3D3%26a%3DCAoghn8mLeobvZKgDL7zJhChYVu_Q4VCYmEWQxXq0arMxFcSdxDc...
by HalSched
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Model T afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Fun Model T afternoon

Keith, Yes, this is the Runabout that I rescued from a rock pile back in 1945. I ran water in the radiator even in winter in Wisconsin. I am running that same motor though it has freeze cracks that are sealed with JB Weld. As soon as I get smart enough to convert a video to a link, I'll show my gra...
by HalSched
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Model T afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Fun Model T afternoon

Thanks Seve, I'll give it a try
by HalSched
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Model T afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Fun Model T afternoon

My grandson, Ethan, driving, his fiance, Jessica standing, and granddauthter Hannah, riding. I tried to upload a video, but it didn't work . I didn't have to tell anyone to smile because they couldn't stop.
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by HalSched
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Re: Oil weight

I don't know what this has to do with anything, but when I was a kid I used drain oil from a fleet of farm tractors and trucks. I drove the T a lot too. I don't think any of the farm vehicles had oil filters and as I recall the oil was VERY black.
by HalSched
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Surprise Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Surprise Find

Maybe this is easier to read. About 10 lines down in the instructions it warns about using battery acid. My opinion agrees with Mark that soda or salt in the jars reduce the line in current. ???
by HalSched
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Surprise Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Surprise Find

I put this in a closet in the garage when we moved into this house 30 years ago and forgot about it. What kind of chemical mixture did it use?
by HalSched
Wed May 20, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 4219

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I would add pictures but dragging and dropping isn't working. Maybe the files are too old?
by HalSched
Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 4219

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

1. I used a small compressor as used in the Mazda aftermarket air conditioner kit 2 The power draw is almost not noticeable. About as much as when I turn on the alternator. At a high idle RPM you can just barely hear engine change when the ac is turned on and off 3 The air conditioner works great bu...
by HalSched
Fri May 01, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 18313

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

On Pismo Beach, California.
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by HalSched
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 108
Views: 11483

Re: Speedsters

I built one too and I still have too many parts.
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by HalSched
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 1847

Gas life span

I have not driven my T speedster for about 10 months. Should I drain the tank and instal new gas before I start it again? We are locked down here in Sacramento and I'm going to work (play) with my Model T's to give keep me from going nuts.
by HalSched
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 45
Views: 6910

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

That's more great news. There's tremendous relief rumbling through our Model T worlld!!!
by HalSched
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 45
Views: 6910

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

GREAT NEWS!!! What about our friend and helper DAVE?
by HalSched
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: TT on EBay
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

TT on EBay

I hope this link works. It's for a 25ish TT project for $3500.00. https://www.ebay.com/i/193195103847?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=193195103847&targetid=858385054451&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9032424&poi=&campaignid=8081083123&mkgroupid=94643893651&rlsatarget=...
by HalSched
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 3531

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???

I had a "new" engine act the same way. Long story short: I had the front cam beariing too tight. Lucky I didn't rev the engine because the cam was not hurt. Reaming the front cam insert cured the problem
by HalSched
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 6149

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Carson, I got my Model T when I was 12 and I still have it. That was in 1945 and I lived in Wisconsin. I brought it to Sacramento and my boys (teenagers then) and I restored it. Have fun!!!!
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by HalSched
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Broken global repairman?

Here's a long shot: Get a white baloon and blow it up inside the globe just tight enough to be the shape of the globe and use some UV glue to put it back togeather. I get the Ultra 'Violet glue at my ACE Hardware store. If it works fine. If it dosen't at least U tried.
by HalSched
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 8166

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

Be caeful about "jerry rigging" perches. A spring perch went away for Meeks and his prestine touring rolled and killed him. (The perch was aftermarket)
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by HalSched
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 5640

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

Here's the heater of my shop after it has completed it's work:
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by HalSched
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: 23 signed in and 93 guests. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: 23 signed in and 93 guests. Why?

FJ. Why?

(forum's shortest post)
by HalSched
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 3912

Re: Question about new tool??

I'll take one also. It would be nice to get a ball-park on $$
by HalSched
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

I was his trail vehicle and pit crew on the Atlanta to San Diego Geat Race (a long time ago) and got to know him quite well. He was a great guy. Foley has "flown West" too.
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by HalSched
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: the model A and church.
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: the model A and church.

I always carried a crank in my Model A. Are they still around?
by HalSched
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 3027

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

Isn't there a special wrench for that job?
by HalSched
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Another EXCELLENT engine rebuilder, balancer and really great guy is ED Katzorke in Carson City Nevada, 775 883 3324. I'm runing 3 of his rebuilds, they'er smooth and quiet.
by HalSched
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Looking for a wheel

Do you plan on reusing those spokes???
by HalSched
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 2876

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

To do your own spokes you need: an 8/4 Hickory plank, an accurate saw (table), a lathe and probably a radial arm saw and lots of time. I found it fun.
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by HalSched
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Another Way To Close The Tailgate

Maybe something like this: https://www.amazon.com/National-Hardware-N208-611-Folding-Support/dp/B000BQY82Y/ref=sr_1_50?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI59y9447-5AIVlMJkCh20iATjEAAYASAAEgLlp_D_BwE&hvadid=190511564299&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9032531&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=6993843597569928402&hvtargid=kwd-3014969...
by HalSched
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Another Way To Close The Tailgate

I found a picture of my speedster with the box.
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by HalSched
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Another Way To Close The Tailgate

PS. I made the wheels too
by HalSched
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Another Way To Close The Tailgate

The picure above is my Speedster box and is about 3/4 the size of my Runabout. Here's a few pics of my Runabout:
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by HalSched
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Way To Close The Tailgate
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Another Way To Close The Tailgate

Here's an alternate Idea for closing the tailgate on a wood pick up box. It works great. Push the latches out to open and "slam" it to close.

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by HalSched
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: tire pressure

I called Lucas Tire and a real friendly reply on 30 X 3 1/2 tire pressure was 65 PSI. I've been running 50 or years so I'll have to bring mine up a little.
by HalSched
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3872

Re: The cost of Model T travel

Hi Steve, What was the approimate TOTAL cost? Just wondering. I always assumed arounf 20 MPG. Your trip was very interesting to follow and sounded like fun. (Your posts are always interesting.)
by HalSched
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

Is it in a spot where a vise-grip could stop the leak? I drove my car for years with a vise-grip holding the pan tight to the block to stop an oil leak. I looked for the picture of it but had no luck finding it.
by HalSched
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3143

Re: 12 volt Question

If your magnito is not working consider using a distributor. I found that coils don't do well at higher RPM on DC.
by HalSched
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 3202

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

I have inserted mains and a drilled block for oil pressure to the mains. 30 weight is the only oil that will maintain oil pressure. With 10-30 the oil pressure drops way down after just a few miles. There was no __-__ oil in Henery's day. Use whatever floats your boat. When a kid (70+ years ago) I u...
by HalSched
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Coughing in High Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Model T Coughing in High Gear

I just went through the same thing and new spark plugs did the trick. (I now have a rebuilt carb, and a new timer but that didn't fix it). KISS start with the simple things first. Unless you are using X plugs, spark plugs are the cheapest and easiest thing to check. Coils have to be good too.
by HalSched
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Might be an 8 in one bed
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Old Photo-Might be an 8 in one bed

Will this help ID it? It's pretty hard to pull it out.
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by HalSched
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Penny shims
Replies: 22
Views: 3481

Re: Penny shims

I weigh pennies as they pass through my possession and I've accumulated a roll of the heavy ones. U think they are worth $1.00 each as shims?
by HalSched
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T presentation
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Model T presentation

She's a jewel!!! She'll go "above and beyond" to help.
by HalSched
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3970

Re: Oil change ?

Weak battery + hi amp starter= no juice for coils. Try cranking on BAT

Make sure the coils buzz... in the correct order... left lever up

Carb adj to 1 to 1/4. Gas in tank. :)
by HalSched
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare to Share- Your first T
Replies: 14
Views: 2705

Re: Dare to Share- Your first T

I found mine in Wisconsin on a rock pile in 1945. I still have it, restored close to origional
by HalSched
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 7402

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Chicago, Detroit and a few other decaying areas are all run by the same system as California. Tax on gas went up almost $.20 a gallon since our new Governer took over. My blood pressure wants to be a problem so I won't go on. I drove my Model T on better dirt roads in the 30's than I drive on in Sac...
by HalSched
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could it be the Oil ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3820

Re: Could it be the Oil ?!

Hi Frank, The pump pushes the oil through a filter but I still change oil often. I own an auto repair business and pump oil from 55 drums . I special order 30 weight in quarts for the T's.
by HalSched
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 22
Views: 3381

Re: Fuel lines

Steel brake line. I've heard copper doesn't hold up. ???
by HalSched
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could it be the Oil ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3820

Re: Could it be the Oil ?!

FWIW, my Fordor has an "A" crank with inserted main bearings and a drilled block with an engine driven oil pump. I can't maintain oil pressure with 10-30 oil. I have to run 30 to keep the pressure up. I also have an electric oil pump to get the pressure up to 40psi before I start the engine. I run 3...
by HalSched
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commutator defect?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Commutator defect?

With the commutator out and wires removed, does it still buzz? I just fixed he same problem with my Anderson timer and it did boil down to #1 contact on the timer (grounding on the case). BTW, just past TDC on compresson stroke.
by HalSched
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Magneto Field Coil

If anyone knows how to contact Wally S I'm sure he would know. If you have a lot of time you can do it yourself. I did.
by HalSched
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 5113

Re: I am 87 today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darel, I beat you to 87 by 4 months. I can read the fine print without glasses and I water skiied in 2017...then my son sold the boat.
We should start an 87 plus club.
by HalSched
Thu May 30, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Old photo

by HalSched
Sun May 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to the Forum New project
Replies: 28
Views: 5285

Re: New to the Forum New project

Here's a simple one that I made from parts that I had laying around. I used a bunch of plywood.

download/file.php?mode=view&id=16743
by HalSched
Fri May 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer connecting rod Image Request
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Timer connecting rod Image Request

Here's a picture of mine mine and a picture that I found in a catalog. Maybe U can get an idea from them
26 Fordor DSC04645.jpg
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download/file.php?mode=view&id=16587&si ... 2c0baa7992
by HalSched
Wed May 22, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 5573

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

IMHO, a Model T on an 18% grade without brakes, or other transmission function, will overtake the T in front of him is less than 30 seconds. What is the 30 seconds supposed to be used for? In my opinion that beautiful stretch will be hazerdous for at least one of the T's on the tour and 1 is too many.
by HalSched
Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 2870

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

This beautiful Touring hit neutral when shifting an aux transmission when climbing a fairly sreep grade. The car did not have aux. brakes and overturned as it went off the highway near the bottom of the hill at high speed. The occupants were hurt.

Model T Accident 21949.jpg
by HalSched
Sat May 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnito Coil Winding Appliance
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Magnito Coil Winding Appliance

Hi Keith, I used a 3M tape that looked a bit like shipping tape. Was long enouth ago that I don't know where I got it. Whatever is used has to be petrolum proof. I got a lot of my stuff from a local electric motor rewinder. Reworking a magnito ring is a slow process to the point that I gladly pay th...
by HalSched
Sat May 18, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnito Winding Appliance
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Magnito Winding Appliance

pictures of a magnito coil winding appliance: ( https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?mode=view&id=15718&sid=aaa6be02442455d8c968792c0baa7992https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?mode=view&id=15717&sid=aaa6be02442455d8c968792c0baa7992https://www....
by HalSched
Mon May 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 3288

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

How well do the bands work with synthetic? What kind of band material do you use? When I used synthetic in my Lincoln my milage went up 3MPG.

Thanks
by HalSched
Fri May 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 3288

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

Unless I use 30 weight I canot maintain oil pressure. I have an oil pump to send pressure to the mains of an A crank.
by HalSched
Fri May 10, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

Not all Ts are the same. Here's my method: (Gas in the tank and turned on) 1/4 turn open on the needle valve (about1full turn open from closed) Spark lever up (Is it timed right?) Throttle down 3/4 to 1 inch Switch to Bat 2 "up pulls" while choking Mine will start within the next 4 pulls on the cran...
by HalSched
Wed May 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 27 coupe appears to be running on two cylinders.
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: My 27 coupe appears to be running on two cylinders.

What about timing?? Did U install the timing gear to the correct match?

Basic timing:
Spark lever up, #1 cylendar just past top dead center on the compression stroke (remove #1 plug and with a wire feel the piston go just past TDC ) The #1 coil should start to buzz. (Fireing order:1,2,4,3)
by HalSched
Thu May 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 5251

Re: A new Model T road

Osage Orange would make excellent Model T spokes....if you could find some 8/4 Osage O lumber. I made a few pens of the stuff and they are bautiful.
by HalSched
Thu May 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hcct meter mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Hcct meter mounting

This one was taken in 2014 where it's been ever since.
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I found this picture, taken in 2014:
by HalSched
Wed May 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hcct meter mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Hcct meter mounting

Here is Ron Patterson's e address. In my opinion he is the ulrimate guru on coils and coil testors.
modeltcoils(at)windstream(dot)net.

I can get picturs nexxt week.
by HalSched
Wed May 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hcct meter mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: Hcct meter mounting

What is an "18z245 cool tester". I have 2 hand cranked coil testers and would be glad to send pictures.
by HalSched
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Battery Problem

Check to see if your generator charge is gettin to the battery ussing a volt/ohlm meter. Check the cable and the battery post. As mentioned, the problem could be corrosion between the battery post and the cable connectors.
by HalSched
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: California Dreamin'
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

Re: California Dreamin'

Vonnie and I were thinking of going on this one again this year but we didn't pay attention. We thought it was next month. Oh well...next time. That's a great tour!!