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by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 57
Views: 3472

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Keep the tongue, you may need a tow bar someday.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Anderson Timer

Looking thru some old timers I noticed the Anderson Timer has a smaller diameter circle for the contacts. What does the roller assembly look like that attached to the cam compared to other roller assemblies?
by Dennis_Brown
Mon May 11, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 hole brake drums
Replies: 4
Views: 417

5 hole brake drums

How hard are good used 5 hole large brake drums to come by or trade for?
Can 6 hole drums be redrilled to fit?
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

modern replacement parts

Is there a list of modern replacement parts that members have used on their T's wether it be bearings, bushings, bulbs, capacitor, seals or any other parts that have been used to keep them going? Thanks
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Old Photo-Wrecked early Model T

Looks like the right hand skid it is riding on is made up of several boards and interesting to see how the kids are dressed. The boy in the doorway may be a little older.
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster look alikes
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Speedster look alikes

Is anyone running a T that looks like a speedster but using a stock engine , no auxiliary transmissions and a standard or Ruxtel rear end. Something for fun and unconcerned with speed.
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Slow Speedsters

Is anyone driving a speedster style T that is running a stock engine, no multiple transmissions and using a standard or Ruxtell rear end? Your just out for enjoyment not speed.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 2305

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

Is this a recently overhauled engine? If so were new aluminum pistols installed ? I have seen new pistols sieze up overhauled engines when there was not enough clearance when they got warm and kill the engine. They would cool in a very short time and the eengine could be started again. Otherwise wou...
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Wheel adapters

Can aluminum be used to make adapters. I have some aluminum slugs that are 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches thick.. If I make adapters out of them, how thick should they be?
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve timing
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Valve timing

Does it do any good to check valve timing with the head on other than to see if anything has changed? Unless one has adjustable lifters, no adjustments could be made. Just running things thru my mind.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 4012

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

I open the garage doors , turn on a box fan and try to blow some warm air to those freezing up north. When I was much younger we had no means of heating our detached garage in SD but to open the door and let the morning sun shine in if it was out. My problem is heat and humidity in the summer.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

I look at the classifieds usually every time I look at the forum. The forum is a discussion and question and answer place to go to. The classifieds are for Buying and selling parts. I myself, am not asking what a value of something is worth on the forum as you can get various opinions or trying to l...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found source of Ruckstell noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1697

Re: Found source of Ruckstell noise

Is it possible that the snap ring came from the large bearing in the ruxtall? Next question is why would there be a bearing in the hub? If you were running the newer safety hubs that replace the Hyatt bearings in the housing I could see it but it appears you are not.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The wheels look like front tractor wheels that you could bolt a weight to in the 2 opposed holes.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The wheels look like front wheels off of a tractor that you could bolt a weight to in the 2 opposing holes.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: WTB 1915/16 Hood Former

Can someone post a picture please?
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Wheel adapters

I know it is covered before, but who makes a 6 hole wood hub adapter to go to a 5 hole 5 1/2 inch pattern to fit Model A wheels? Any Idea what they are made of or what they cost and any pictures if you have them. I would like to know what they look like . Thanks
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 3362

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Go buy a 1/2 by 1/8 pipe bushing, drill it out to the proper diameter for a 14 mm tap, tap it and you have your adapter. Make 4 and use them for your spark plugs. I prefer steel pipe bushings.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

Looking at a T flywheel from the rear it turns counter clockwise. From the rear the starter turns clockwise. It does not make any difference if the starter is on the right or left as it is still turning the flywheel counter clockwise. Those other bendix would work if the starter motor was on the bac...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 3131

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Over the years I have greased a lot of bearings by hand by putting grease in one palm and a finger or fingers in the center hole of the bearing. Then work the grease in by pulling the outside of the bearing cage (large end) against the grease and palm a little at a time until the grease comes out be...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 20
Views: 2521

2 wrench valve lifters

What keeps 2 wrench valve lifters from backing off. I can see that with a lock nut they are more apt to stay in adjustment.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sept Oct Vintage Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Sept Oct Vintage Ford

I am trying to figure out what the pictures inside the front cover are. Maybe my glasses need adjusting for magnification.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Dad told me that my grandfather traded 300 bushel of corn for a new 1923 touring. Early in the winter he went around a corner to fast and upset it on it's side. Damaged the bows and top and they drove it the rest over the winter without a top in Nebraska.
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Depends upon how fast the 2 big rigs were going that it got caught between in a head on or if you drove it into a lake!
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 3048

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Try the wire method from the bottom but use 12 gauge copper wire and there's no magnetic attraction other than to the nut and washer. Also you cached bend it easily to work it around the drums.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil ring
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Mag coil ring

Do not know if I still have it but I had a mag coil ring that was a couple inches smaller diameter than one for a T. Bolt holes were different also. Any ideas ?
I may still have it packed away somewhere in a box.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: charging magnets off flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 991

charging magnets off flywheel

I know this has been covered somewhere before. I have a round aluminum plate given to me by an old T restorer years ago. It is drilled to allow you to mount magnets like on a flywheel. If I mount correctly oriented magnets to it can a mag coil ring be layed directly on it to try to charge the magnet...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve facing tool
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Valve facing tool

The valve facing tool pictured in the " What is it " in the vintage ford leaves me with a question How was the valve turned to face it? I have one of the type pictured and also one that is a little different. Did they use a hand drill or brace attached to the valve stem or what? How accurate were th...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 gas tank straps
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: 27 gas tank straps

Unless you want to be all original, loosen your straps one at a time and lay a strip of strap winch belting on top of the rubber on the tank strap..By loosening one at a time you can work the strap in and t will take up some of the bolt length sticking thru the firewall. It is under the cowl and out...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear bearing will not come out
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Wire hangers are getting harder to find than model T parts
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: not accessing some forum subjects
Replies: 2
Views: 862

not accessing some forum subjects

When I go to the forum I cannot access some of the posts. All that comes up is the profile of the person posting. Is it me and my tablet or is it something that happens thru the forum?
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: making thread protecter knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 558

making thread protecter knockers

I do not know where to get high nuts since I moved to Florida but a high nut is about half again as tall as a regular nut and is much harder.they come in diameters from 5/16 on up. Easy to weld a cap to and still have room for an open end wrench. You can screw them down further on a threaded area an...
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Welding on a body

I need to do some patch work on my pickup and have body for a speedster that cracks. Does anyone use a flux core wire welder for this type of thing? Also is there any type of rod that can be used with a lower temp than acetylene? I know gas wire feed is best but more than I want to spend at this time.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2563

Re: Triple Gear Pins

You say the bronze bushings are welded to the steel pins. Trying something outside the box. What if you took a die grinder and cut a couple of grooves down the sides and flange of the bushing. Cut the flange as deep as possible and Henry a chisel facing down toward the flywheel and give it a couple ...
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Ford wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: WTB Ford wrenches

What is the socket size on the 5Z 325. I have one similar but I believe it is 5/8 inch. I a m not fast to respond so bear with me please.
by Dennis_Brown
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve covers
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Valve covers

I have used a lot of gaskets on diesel engines That come with a red silicone ring on both sides in the contact area. Why couldn't a person spread a small layer of red silicone on one side and let it dry overnight . Then do the other side and let it dry. When you mount it you can grease one side towa...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Try again with what I found in the garage
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Try again with what I found in the garage

Found several packages of Monkey Ward points and a couple of KW Sparkite points also several Myles Standish spark plug rebuild kits. I got them over 20 years ago when I bought a mans T parts.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found in my garage today
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Found in my garage today

The plug parts are Myles Standish and the boxes read "Not made by the Champion Spark Plug Co. Nor supplied as Ford factory equipment." There were several packages of points in the box and several plug rebuild kits. I got them about 20 years ago when I bought out a gentleman's T parts in Oregon and t...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My car just died in the driveway
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: My car just died in the driveway

If the bolts holding the control shaft mounts are long enough, you can use lock washers but also double nut them and tighten them good with 2 wrenches.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 3330

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Sounds like you may not be getting power to the distributor while using the starter and while pushing you may pick up enough juice from the generater. If you can, hook the power lead to the distributor to a separate battery or run jumper wire fromyour battery to the distributor lead and try the star...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outside oil line
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Outside oil line

Looks correct, the starter hangs on the left from the drivers seat and rotation throws oil over the top toward the top of starter and the picture shows the starter mount holes for the left forward Side .
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: some topics divided into pages
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

some topics divided into pages

I am not very computer literate and you are doing a fabulous job. My question is there any way some topics could automatically break down into pages 1 2 3 after about 15 or 20 posts?. An example would be the Foot of the day. I enjoy it but hate to scroll and scroll to get to new items. Later on I wi...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 13796

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

Building bins for my shelving so I can get parts out of plastic buckets and boxes from moving and sorted so I can find what I need to work to work on the T.
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 4200

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

I would not go down it. You may Have an all restored t with lots of new repo parts but you also have parts that are 100 years old and any one of them could let go at any time especially under a strain and that could put you over the guard rail or barreling down the hill like a rocket. I have never b...
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 2368

Re: LED turn signals?

I have not figured out putting the flasher before the switch. Usually on a set up we would be using on a T would have 2 flashers after a 3 position switch. One for the feed to the left lights and one to the right unless you were mounting a regular turn signal control which is designed to use 1 flash...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were there other Montana 500 pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Were there other Montana 500 pics

I saw the photos of the first day Montana 500 T's. Were there others or did I miss them?
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today’s project
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: Today’s project

I am trying to figure out what you are repairing.
by Dennis_Brown
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what would you do ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: what would you do ?

There were a lot of backwoods fixes over the last hundred years and they did not have the things available that we do today. Myself , I learned a lot of things from my dad as he came thru the depression and he made do with what he had. I think of some weird ideas at times and here is one. I would th...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heat insulation?
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Heat insulation?

Would a solid insulator work? I use an item called Hardy Backer when I am using a torch for soldering jewelry. I took an acetylene cutting torch to some one time to see if it would burn or break down, it did not. After having a butane torch against it many times I will develop surface cracks but tha...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 3983

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

Are there any bushes along the roads in the flint hills? Of course my wife would be afraid that there might be a snake hiding behind one of them.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat May 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Starter ring gear

A model T engine usually stop running with the flywheel in 1 of 2 places about 180 degrees apart thereby your starter engages the ring gear about the same place every time you start. If you have damaged ring-gear teeth, to repair them you have to tear down the engine and transmission to exchange the...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 13335

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Have you thought about building your own HCCT. I have to assemble mine yet but have the frame welded together and purchased th e bearings and shaft collars from Grainger. You possibly have a mag coil ring and flywheel and magnets laying around or have friends with parts to help you and you all could...
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: WD40

I keep WD40 around for general use but the best I have found is Kroil. It will penetrate and free things up. I used it on a wheel rim spreader that the handle and gear threads would rock but not turn and in about 20 minutes you could turn it freely. More expensive but far superior.
by Dennis_Brown
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Wheel adapters

I asked back onApril 9 about adapters to mount A wheels to T hubs. I have seen pictures for using wood hubs but what do adapters look like using 5 stud T hubs? Previous answer said the wheel was supported in 3 places but the wood to wire adapters looked like there was no support at the outer part of...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet Charger ?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Magnet Charger ?

What happens if you have an individual magnet charger wrapped up and you run ac current thru it like from a train transformer and have it wired thru push button switch to just tap it on? If this would work could it be used to charge the magnets mounted in a T motor with the hogshead off? My mind won...
by Dennis_Brown
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Wheel adapters

Can a person make adapters from aluminum for 5 and 6 hole T hubs to adapt to Model A wheels? How thick would they be? Do A wheels need support towards the outer end of the center? I have round stock that I could use. My driving miles would be at a very basic minimum.
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Transmission Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Replacing Transmission Spring

I would pull the hothead first and get a good look at things to really locate the problem. I have heard of folks removing all than bolts and leaving a couple connected loosely in the front and lifting the rear of the engine- transmission so they could do work on the transmission.. Seems it would be ...
by Dennis_Brown
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil tester
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Coil tester

When it is finished, how about a picture?
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removal of old silicone used used a gasket
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Removal of old silicone used used a gasket

When you separate parts that have silicone used as a gasket there is always a film left.Spray the surface with brake clean and it will loosen up and you can scrape it off. I am not a purist but really helps seal things, especially in an emergency but we all know Model T,s never brake down on the roa...
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: coil repair

Ever try to get thick silicone out of an area with limited space, good luck especially if there are wires or fragile parts involved. Most silicones will corrode wiring.
by Dennis_Brown
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for easy way to check toe-in
Replies: 17
Views: 2422

Re: looking for easy way to check toe-in

I have always used a piece of 3/8 pipe with a round steel rod that slips inside. Drilled a hole in the side of the pipe and welded a nut on the outside so I could lock the rod inside it when I expanded it between the front inside of the tires on the sidewall. Place it about 1/2 way up the tires, loc...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - What is This Tool?
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: OT - What is This Tool?

About 20 years ago I bought out all of a gentleman's T parts at Murphy Oregon. On his garage wall he had a a board with about 20 different saw sets on it that he had collected. Whileputting parts into boxes he said that these go to and he took them down and put them in a box. They are still in the b...
by Dennis_Brown
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 4700

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

I had started working putting my model t together from parts about 5 years before I met my wife. Next week we have been married 50 years and I have never been asked together rid of it.