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by jachady
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Reflecting on a sunset
by jachady
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 46
Views: 2936

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

Fixed this! And put new head bolts in.
by jachady
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

My friend took this shot as I was driving through Lake Mills for Cliff Topels funeral.
by jachady
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Out in the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Out in the snow

I had a good friends dad pass away and his funeral was yesterday. He was a longtime towing operator and a collector of old cars. It was his T that got my juices flowing on ever owning one. He mentioned 2 weeks before his death that he knew it would snow during his funeral, because whenever a towing ...
by jachady
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

One of my favorites
by jachady
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 46
Views: 2936

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

Buttoned everything back up so I can run her to a friends funeral this weekend.
by jachady
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Couldnt pass up a 45 degree sunset drive.
by jachady
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

There were shims on most of the bolts.
by jachady
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Here are the journal pics.
by jachady
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Checking bearing surfaces

Hey guys, I wanted to replace my pan gasket as it was leaking in a few spots. I figured since I was under there, I may as well pull the connecting rod caps and check the bearing surfaces. I know what Good looks like, problem is, I have no clue if what I'm looking at is Ok or No good. What do you guy...
by jachady
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Not sure which I like better. I was using the post to steady for the sunrise shot when I saw the frost.
by jachady
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Driving home from work
by jachady
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disappearing act
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Disappearing act

I know you are in the southern hemisphere but I didn't think the pictures would reflect that! LOLOL
by jachady
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2926

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

In Wisconsin children under 5 must follow child safety seat and restraint laws. If the car doesn't have the proper measures to restrain, then they can't ride. Over 5 and the child has to be restrained if there are restraint devices (factory standard or aftermarket). Its going to be so hard not to ta...
by jachady
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2933

Re: How cold do you drive?

Had a cold nose this morning
by jachady
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

2 days later....because Wisconsin.
by jachady
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

Well, I drove it today. Definitely down on power. Feels really good in low gear but the transition to high is horrible. Theres just no torque to get it going. It'd make a great parade car the way it is but I think the owner wants to drive it more than that. Next step is to do a leak down test to see...
by jachady
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Out enjoying the fall weather
by jachady
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newest T fan!
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Newest T fan!

Who says all the T fans are old. Meet the younest one. My little Lila!
by jachady
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heater exhaust manifold ?
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Heater exhaust manifold ?

If you find another, let me know!
by jachady
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Had to try that new technological mode of transport. The electric railroad!
by jachady
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

Update: We decided to make sure it ran before spending money on the exhaust. So we bolted up the manifolds, gaskets on the intake, none on the exhaust. Then went on the carb and a final check that we werent missing anything. All good, so it was time to fire. Rod let me have the honors since I had al...
by jachady
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 71
Views: 4972

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

I didn't draw this, had a gentleman from Russia do it for me.
by jachady
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2933

Re: How cold do you drive?

I'm glad I got lots of glass!
by jachady
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Harvest time!
by jachady
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Such an impressive piece of machinery. I got to see it roll through central Wisconsin.
by jachady
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 321
Views: 25326

Re: Foto of the Day

Stopped off for a breather
by jachady
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

I ended up replacing 3 valves. The stuck, bent one and then 2 of them that the valve faces were so pitted lapping wouldn't fix it. I lapped all other valves so the seats and faces look good. Then I started bolting it all together. Everything went super smooth until I got to the exhaust manifold. Tak...
by jachady
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

UPDATE We decided it was time to remove the head and have easy access to everything. Head came off easy, inspection of the head gasket showed possible water infiltration into combustion chamber. I'm not the best gasket reader, but it wouldn't take much to cause the rust I'm sure. I pulled the valve ...
by jachady
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2912

Re: KIDS AND CARS

My boy and his cousins.
by jachady
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 5277

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Had the freeze plug pop again. Dumped all my water onto the carb which promptly killed my engine. Drag racers use water injection, so I thought it'd be faster. Nope, died on the side of the road. I pushed her to the local Kwik Trip, borrowed some tools. Pulled plugs, spun the engine to pump out wate...
by jachady
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lighting issue
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Lighting issue

Latest issue I have is with lighting. Currently all original 6 volt setup, 2 headlights and one taillight. I replaced all bulbs about a year and a half ago. Recently one headlight on dim burned out. That was ok to me because I run on battery so it saved me some juice. Now both lights burned out, so ...
by jachady
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 5277

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Took a 75 mile round trip in the rain today to the East Troy Railway Museum. Got to ride a 1929 electric trolley. Stopped at the ice cream shop next door for a treat and a photo op. Slight hill in front of the building so I parked in a way that my brakes would hold. Then I went inside to see this on...
by jachady
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

I took the sight tube off, no vent hole to be found. So I drilled one in. Now it reads correctly. For how much I drive this car, I am happy to have this quick way to make sure I have enough oil. Back to driving!
by jachady
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 5277

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Drove a few miles down the road to get some plumbing. I've got about 400 miles on this old car in 2 weeks.
by jachady
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 5277

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Fixed this! I guess I did have issues on my long trip the other day.
by jachady
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 5277

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

Went to a car show 25 hilly miles away. Made it with no issue. Had to stop for a photo op with my navigator and chief mechanic.
by jachady
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1797

Oil sight gauge issue

Hey guys, just installed an oil sight gauge. The oil level doesn't appear to change. It was at this level (above the upper petcock) before I added a quart of oil. And it was still at that level after I added a quart of oil. No oil came out of the upper petcock when first opened and just a little tri...
by jachady
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

So, we have been spraying Kroil and trying to wiggle the lifter. So far to no avail. I said we should keep spraying and trying a couple times a day for 2 days. If that doesnt work, could we apply heat to the lifter boss? What about using a vise grip to get a better grip on the lifter. I would make s...
by jachady
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

With the lockup condition you describe, I would pull the head. If you're trying to compress water, you can end up bending a rod. The head gasket may be leaking and is where so much rust came from. We have the plugs removed, there isn't any sign of water in the cylinders. The starter frees it up ins...
by jachady
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

Yes, got fuel and spark. I didn't check compression. I started looking at valves when fuel and spark checked out ok. Luckily we are using a starter. Unluckily, its because we cant hand crank. We get half a crank in and it locks up. Cant budge it at all. But bump the starter and she spins right over....
by jachady
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

It popped a little here and there. Crank, crank, crank, poof. Repeat.
by jachady
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Re: Need confirmation of problem

Was able to wiggle the valve this morning so I figured the problem must be deeper. I decided to pull the cover to look for a mouse. I didn't find a mouse, but I found lots of rust. Why would the valve cavity be so dry after sitting for just a year?
by jachady
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2759

Need confirmation of problem

Hey guys, trying to help a fellow T'er get his running after sitting for a year. Went thru the fuel, air, spark tests and found the problem to be a stuck open exhaust valve on cylinder 2. Everything else checked out ok. Would one open valve cause us to not be able to get her started? Picture of the ...
by jachady
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Its been a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Its been a year!

The good and the bad.

My old boss found this hat at the local Country Club. Club opened in 1924, he just had to buy it for me.

Then I close the door to go for a drive and the driver window cracks from bottom to top. Ugh!
by jachady
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Its been a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Its been a year!

Today I changed the oil and put the new manifold gaskets in. I went with the individual gaskets for the first time, those are way easier to install. Car fired right up and purred like a kitten. I then started off on the road to put some miles under it. I probably put on 50-75 miles chasing around to...
by jachady
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Its been a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Its been a year!

Heres some photos of the progress
by jachady
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Its been a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Its been a year!

In 2 weeks it will be a year since the last time my T ran. My valves led themselves to a slow death and ended up giving me no compression on 3 cylinders. One thing I learned with this car is to take things slow. So I slowly started the rebuilding process. I had to ream out the rearmost valve guide w...
by jachady
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 8407

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Hauled her from one storage facility to another one with tools. Now I can start getting her back in shape so I can drive again. Pictures are of my 9 year old he watched us load and unload the car a year ago. This time he asked if he could run the truck. I drove but he completely unloaded her himself...