Search found 144 matches

by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT- Ethanol-Free Gas Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: OT- Ethanol-Free Gas Question

I was informed MANY years ago by a bulk fuel distributor that color was added to show that it was street legal (road usage tax paid). I know here in "The Land of Lincoln" that diesel fuel is done that way. Bulk fuel used for non-road use equipment (tractors / heavy equipment) does not have dye added...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 3812

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Tom, I sent you an email thru the club with info my brother gave me. Call up VS Motor Vehicle Code 462-xxxx. He said to start at section 1157. He also questioned the officer's knowledge of the code because with that rational, one could never pass inspection on a "hot rod" with aftermarket equipment ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 3812

Re: Virginia State Inspection

What is with the "cop" bashing? My brother is a retired police officer in VA. In his defense, in the 25+ years that he served, he issued only one traffic ticket to a truck driver (a lot of warnings) due to not wanting to effect their livelihood. The one was the same driver on a different infraction ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: maximum cylinder bore

I don't think Grandpa would have kept any Chevrolet parts. Sac-religious to him!!! He had a several Model Ts and Model As. One was a 28 full cab pickup with a Model B engine. It was fun to pass people at highway speed out on the interstate. I made an assumption. I will have to make a trip back out t...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: maximum cylinder bore

Thanks Kevin.

The pistons that I possess have a chamfer at the top (about 3/8") then transition to a flat top. Does this make them high compression? I wouldn't consider them "domed".
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

maximum cylinder bore

Attempting to acquire all parts and pieces to build my next speedster engine. What is the maximum SAFE cylinder bore for a 26 / 27 Model T engine? I will be using a pressurized oil system and Chevrolet OHV conversion. The reason that I ask is that I inherited a set of Model A aluminum standard bore ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hauling a Model T
Replies: 21
Views: 2790

Re: Hauling a Model T

I use 5/8" diameter round stock formed into a large " V" with the ends bent to form a hook that will fit over the tires. I then run these thru "I" bolts installed in the floor. This keeps the car riding on it's own suspension with the tires tied down and no need to worry about paint wear.
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 3394

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

Ethanol will also breakdown any sealer inside the gas tank. I applied a sealer several years while using ethanol and couldn't figure out why it would run and then sputter to death. I started finding "strings" of yellow stuff in the carburetor bowl and filter. Finally figured out that the sealant was...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: OT: How to drill a neat hole in an enameled pail?

I am not endorsing any store or product, but Lowe's sells a rattle can of paint that resembles the blue enamel campware. I haven't used it yet but plan on picking up a can to tryout the next time that I pass one of their stores.
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terminal Block tightening?
Replies: 14
Views: 2219

Re: Terminal Block tightening?

I have fixed terminal blocks the same way that I was taught to fix stripped door hinge screw holes. Wooden match sticks or toothpicks. They will "swell" to tighten in the hole (no drying time). I was taught this trick by my carpenter father. Works great. I haven't lost a door yet. HA!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 3562

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

When I purchased my 23 Roadster, it had a large pipe union brazed on the manifold and pipe. Any port in a storm. First things that I replaced even though they worked. Before I went with much labor, I would chase the threads and then wrap a narrow strip of aluminum foil over threads to make up for wo...
by Tmodelt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: exhaust header and adapter plate
Replies: 0
Views: 474

FS: exhaust header and adapter plate

I have for sale an exhaust header that has a bore to fit a Model A Ford also included is an aluminum adapter plate to mate the header to a Model T Ford. $300 + shipping.
Center inlet ports
Center inlet ports
Exhaust header
Exhaust header
Adapter plate
Adapter plate
by Tmodelt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

Btt. Inventory reduction! April is Autism Awareness Month. My profits go to my local autism awareness organization. Michelin Men were $100 + $15 shipping. NOW $80 + $15 shipping. All others were $80 + $15 shipping. NOW $65 + $15 shipping. Reasonable offers will be considered and shipping combined on...
by Tmodelt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 3493

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

IMO, history is lost due to the lack of interest by most younger people these days. They do not communicate without the use of technology. I am almost 60 and I love to talk to the "older" folks. I would sometimes hear the same story many times from my grandfather but he always told it the same way. ...
by Tmodelt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 3290

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Acetone formula may have changed. I quit using it 35 years ago after I stopped building fiberglass bodies and molds.
by Tmodelt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 3290

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Don't forget folks that acetone IS a known carcinogen that will penetrate your skin (pores). I am in trouble later in life due to using this stuff to clean my hands in a past job setting. Used to have it readily available in 55 gal drums.
by Tmodelt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 5930

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I received my speedster from my grandfather in 1968. At that point in time it had a cut down touring body and wooden box. Wish that I still had that body!
by Tmodelt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

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

My "sweetie" for the last 44 years (celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this June) purchased my latest acquisition when I officially retired. She bought me a 1923 Roadster that was ready to drive. Not many women left around like her. She lets me do just about anything that I want as long as it ...
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Old Photo-Tank

I seem to remember a Vintage Ford article from back in the 70s dedicated to the Ford 3 ton tank. I think that the 2 transmissions were tied together by a large "bull" ring and either engine could drive both tracks. The second engine could also be started through this "bull" ring arrangement after th...
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Shop Mule Tractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1850

Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

At least the yellow tow motor is a Ford Model A. Someone in the Army Air Corps knew about parts availability!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 6175

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

The very worst mistake that I have made is non T related. I corrected not one but two instructors while in nuke school. I was right in both cases but still labeled as a "boat rocker". I did apologize to one of the instructors out of respect.
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Fastenal shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: OT Fastenal shipping

I sometimes ship long skinny parts in pvc pipe with threaded end caps. Very rigid packaging with no damage. Can be reused for the return shipment too.
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heater for model t
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Heater for model t

My manifold heater grate is in the floor boards at "momma's" feet. When "momma" is happy, everyone is happy!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anti Semitic History Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 3657

Re: Anti Semitic History Controversy

None of us can change history, whether 100 years ago or even yesterday. We can work to correct injustices or inaccuracies. I was not around 100 years ago so I have no first-hand knowledge and only have printed text to base any opinions that I have established. My 80 year old father told me many year...
by Tmodelt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT almost! The lathe. Model T's ARE briefly shown.
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: OT almost! The lathe. Model T's ARE briefly shown.

When I was going thru my apprenticeship program and college machine tool tech program, I was taught that other than castings, the lathe is the only machine that can reproduce all of it's parts.
by Tmodelt
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Essential tool for antique or modern car
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Essential tool for antique or modern car

Just to paint the full picture, my father was a carpenter by trade. Now imagine two framing nails. One head up and the other point up. When helping him frame a house once he told me that the nails that I had pulled from my apron that had the point up were for the other side of the house. In a past l...
by Tmodelt
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo T tows T
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: Old photo T tows T

Looks to me like the front of the T is in the box of the wrecker. The rear appears to be supported by rope / cable / chain from the booms to the rear axle. Nice photo!
by Tmodelt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT lathe question
Replies: 12
Views: 2017

Re: OT lathe question

Are you using a live or dead center in the tailstock? If not, you may be experiencing vibration of the piece being turned. I also think like earlier answers and your thought that cheap steel may be "tearing" vs cutting. In a past life I was a machinist. You might be surprised at what a file and / or...
by Tmodelt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

1 new radiator cap in my inventory.

Miniature antique fruit press: $80 & $15 shipping
Fruit press side view
Fruit press side view
Fruit press front view
Fruit press front view
by Tmodelt
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: scam
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: scam

I have heard that the scammers are trying to get you to say "yes" so that it can be recorded for use in some type of banking / credit card scam.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried doing or using this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2461

Re: Has anyone tried doing or using this?

Dallas, I found that shaving cream rubbed onto hands until dry prior to work with oily / greasy parts works as well as dawn for washing away the mess.

Just my $.02 worth.
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Another Ford, still working away
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: OT Another Ford, still working away

I learned to drive on an 8N. I love the 2 pedal braking. It makes it easy to steer with the front end "floating". Dad and I found out that a lot of Models A parts are interchangeable with the 8N. We had a cylinder sleeve start tapping against the head on the piston upstroke. The fix in the barn was ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Here it comes...
Replies: 22
Views: 2618

Re: OT Here it comes...

South of Chicago about an hour and it stopped snowing about an hour ago. We got about 5" of heavy / wet snow. Now The wind has picked up. The new neighbor was out with his Jeep and plow. He cleaned the circle drive in 2 passes & wouldn't take money or gas. He said he was making up for some of the "n...
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Somewhat OT - Porch Pirates!

USPS usually includes $50 insurance free on most packages. You must have the receipt. I don't know how long reimbursement would take. I insure for an amount to include refunds and replacement cost. I have a home number the same as a block south. Multiple packages have been mis-delivered and they hav...
by Tmodelt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have this fan...................
Replies: 21
Views: 2501

Re: I have this fan...................

I have found that a bath in good old "Coke a Cola" removed rust / corrosion. Also makes a good bug remover on the windscreen, but keep it off the paint as it also removed paint.
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Pickers RAJO Barn Find
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: American Pickers RAJO Barn Find

I have been to both stores. As already stated above, most of the affordable merchandise this affiliated with the show. I think that they cater to clients that have a higher expendable income than I have. I also watched the episode where they purchased the head. For the price that they paid the old g...
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

2 new caps in my inventory.

Michelin Men: $100 + $15 shipping each
Waving Michelin Man
Waving Michelin Man
Sitting Michelin Man
Sitting Michelin Man
by Tmodelt
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

New blowtorch radiator cap

$80 + $15 shipping
Blowtorh
Blowtorh
I
Blowtorch 2
Blowtorch 2
by Tmodelt
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does that little number mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: What does that little number mean?

It would have been nice to have a forum use for dummies prior to turning it on. Some of us are not as computer each as others. Change for the sake of change is not always the right answer. Don't t know what all the buttons / icons do and don't want to waste time trying to figure out on my own. I nee...
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

More caps available. Michelin Men: $100 + $15 shipping (3 to choose from) Coffee Grinder: $80 + $15 shipping Blowtorch: $80 + $15 shipping (when finished) 1224181737-00.jpg 1218181555-00_kindlephoto-324216604.jpg 1218181556-01_kindlephoto-324129354.jpg I 1218181554-02_kindlephoto-324161431.jpg 01091...
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Ts on tv
Replies: 0
Views: 476

OT: Ts on tv

Just surfing the tube and came across an old episode of "Charlie's Angels" titled " Antique Angels" (1978). It has a setting of an antique auto ralley. A couple of NICE looking Model Ts appear in the background. An early model red / brass touring has a drive though appearance, later a red / brass sp...
by Tmodelt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

FS: Unique Hand Painted Radiator Caps

I have for sale several unique / cute hand painted & assembled radiator caps that might project your personality. Simplex screw jacks: $80 + $15 shipping (3 to chose from) Fire Hydrant: $80 + $15 shipping (2 to choose from) When Pigs Fly: $80 + $15 0109191554-00.jpg 0105191400-00_kindlephoto-3238783...