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by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

My take is it is ether dry or had very little to start with. Which is nether here on there, it needs to be filled one way or the other.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Topsy turvey-Old Phptp
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Topsy turvey-Old Phptp

Looks like a T door handle and there is a hinge just below the roof line, I would guess after 1920 or 1921.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?

It is a bench top drill. I have one all most exactly the same except, I would have to check, mine has feet. The wood was placed against the movable backstop and drilled by turning the crank to spin the bit and the hand wheel is the feed. Not sure that it is missing any parts, was more then likely he...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Glowing Exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Glowing Exhaust manifold

Copy and repost on the general forum, this section is for problems with the site not car questions.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?

Except for the references to the Synoski winner and lens, everything shown so far is common for US cars and is not an indicator.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Dodge
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: 1916 Dodge

While you can go the Dodge Brothers Club home page, it really runs short on people using it. The Facebook pages are way better. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dodgebros/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/DodgeBrothersMotorCars/ Pretty much the same stuff gets posted on both FB pages, but think the Do...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

Brendon start a new post with your questions about the low please so people can reply to it.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?

Untill one of the guys from up north chime in, the only difference might be; instead of stamped Ford they might have a Clasco stamp, but do not know for sure, just a wild guess. Other then that they should be the same. I don't recall seeing any cars from up north or other countries that had differen...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

Maybe not in the brass cylinder one, but my Ford steel cylinder has a check valve in the base.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: in need of a pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: in need of a pattern

Can you post photos of what you need? While I know I don't have any, I and others may not be sure what bracket you are asking about.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

Depending on fit of 4th main to tail shaft and upper drive shaft bushing, grease will ether flow into the engine or down the drive shaft. More then likely will show itself around the piece that holds the bell to back of hogs head/pan, which is were it will leak out later making a mess on your nice f...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the Steering Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Removing the Steering Wheel

Yes, no, maybe all depends on how tight it is. ;)
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford tire pump: Check valve?
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Ford tire pump: Check valve?

I tried that and all that happened was the handle came back up and that was with an empty tube. Reading this leads me to think the springs may have been different, a little weaker then the ones we have now. My pump had a new leather so maybe not a pump issue. You pump would at some point have to ove...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

Ya should have just installed a zerk fitting and pumped it in. Would not have to removed it when done. Empty should be the good part of a tube of grease to fill. You need to shoot a little in the small cup on the drive shaft just to be safe, it greases the bushing. 13 caps full, not even getting clo...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4663

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

Hey Mark, kinda curious about your experience shipping a car to the EU... how did you ship it, what costs and paperwork were involved, etc.? We're contemplating going there on a semi-permanent basis (in our case, Italy :shock: ), and I'd rather take my car (that I know and love so well) rather than...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Wheel adapters

Google "mtfca wheel adapters"
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4663

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

Thanks! The car is listed on a world wide selling site. So between this one and the TT that went to France, I am still working on my 15 minutes of fame :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Missing Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: 13T - Missing Bolts

In the mean time and if you want to drive the car, two 3/8 X 1" to 1-1/4" fine thread bolts with lock washers will work fine. I have used them like that in the past and do not recall having any issues.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Model T head, how can I tell if a T head has been milled?

Are you asking about wanting to get it milled to increase compression or just surfaced to make flat? Not exactly what you are looking for, but food for thought; http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/761481.html?1496715975 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/859833.html?1524663574 Top o...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holly G disassembly
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Holly G disassembly

Chances are it has swollen with age and will get broken when trying to remove. It's not black it's dirty, they were a pot metal and would have been about the color of dark aluminum. Heat will just melt it. You could try good penetrating oil, not WD40. Seems to me someone was just looking for one bec...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Removing Steering Column

it helps to take the steering wheel off when you do this, more room to move around. Just did a re-install on a 26 today.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Steering Column
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Removing Steering Column

Do you have the column out or are you trying this still in the car? If you have not pulled out of the car, it can be done without pulling the arm.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory Halladay front bumper
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Accessory Halladay front bumper

There is an announcement on the general forum page.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fs accessory mag
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Fs accessory mag

Look close at the chain drive, something does not look right or I am not seeing how the drive mounts. ( I get how the mag mounts)
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet

Tod in my quest for a gas cap for my 1920 Dodge, still have to find one, you sometimes have to put lots of request and bugs in peoples ears. :) Another place to try is AACA;
https://forums.aaca.org/
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rotating Mass, Available Horsepower, and Acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Rotating Mass, Available Horsepower, and Acceleration

In the Model A world, loosing weight off the approx 63lb flywheel (36 vrs 63), you gain acceleration and top speed but lose at the bottom end, easier to stall. Must be a flat head V8 owner, because he talks about K member. I think you could take the crankshaft and driveshaft off the list re reducing...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1659

Re: Found this not so old pic...

It's in McMinnville Or. and about 37 miles from Portland.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1621

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

I have read in the past that using distilled or pure water with a neutral PH, it will leach from the surrounding metal till it reaches a PH in balance with it's surroundings. So any deposits on the inside will contaminate the liquid. Which may or may not be a good thing. ;)
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet

You might also post here if you haven't: https://www.hcca.org/classifieds.html
non members can post wanted and for sale ads, but with out photos. Just post a link back to this one.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow pivots
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: top bow pivots

Looking at the photos, guess there are 3 different length ones. ;)
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Aluminum Head Saver to Use
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: What Aluminum Head Saver to Use

While I have seen people talk about just running 50/50 in their systems to prevent electrolysis between the cast iron and aluminum forming deposits and attacking the aluminum, I didn't find that. My passages were getting plugged up on the aluminum adapter plate between the cast iron block and head. ...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2025

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, for want of a horse the rider was lost, for want of a rider the battle was lost, all for the want of a nail...or something like that.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1309

Re: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY

Could just be a deep gouge. I would have it magnafluxed to check. On my own car if it passes that test I would use it, customers car no.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow pivots
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: top bow pivots

There are two types of this iron, the long one and the short one like you have. I spent some time trying to figure this one out too. My conclusion after all the mixed info I was seeing, they are hidden so no one would know which one is under the fabric. ;) I have thought that the body top irons woul...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

Some auto parts stores may still have them. What size is it? You could for now, clean it and seal with something like JB weld. Might want to put something like a screw in the hole to bridge the gap for now if you want to do a temp repair. It might be the same size as the T welch or freeze plug.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do they make a self advancing distributor?
Replies: 30
Views: 1131

Re: Do they make a self advancing distributor?

One of the clip on Bosch types in the 600 group was fully self advancing. For the car that drives at normal T speeds it might be ok, I drove mine a bit faster and never got the impression that there was enough advance for the upper speeds. There was no manual over ride on that type.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Motometer

You can replace the face, just take out the screws on the rims.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1199

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

"Help another whom may be less fortunate than you in advice, for they may be your next generation of caretakers!"

Right on, thank you!
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want To Buy: Amethyst H Lenses
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Want To Buy: Amethyst H Lenses

After you take the rim off, you just bend the tabs on a couple of the clips back and lens will come out. Or just flip it over and take from the back side.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadside Convenience
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Roadside Convenience

Between Portland and Seaside there is a pipe sticking out the side of the hill fed by a natural spring. People have made trips just to fill their carboys there. Don't recall ever stopping or being a cup, but it is right at the road side.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1199

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

I think if you look on ebay you will find them for less. Someone on this board got one and was going to try it out. I don't recall the outcome if it was reported. Chances are it will fit the tall shell as is*. If you start with one that has the outlet on the bottom on the correct side and no interco...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6581

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

My brothers John Deere crawler and my F2 on the farm
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: What car is this?

You could buy the Prestolite starter kit, so could have been installed after market. Thomas Flyer?
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

All the charm of a kitchen stove! I have seen that one in one of my books on T's (or close to it).
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Muffler

None, they just have the 2 internal tubes with a few hole at one end of each tube. The gases enter the muffler travel to the back of the very inside tube and out the holes at it's rear, then travel back to the holes at the front of the middle tube then out the back of the muffler.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T garage saling
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Model T garage saling

Even better, Sweet!
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4663

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

Had a redo on customers steering box. When I original cleaned it up got the groove too long and was going over center. Brazed up the slot and used a straight burr/die grinder to recut. While I had everything apart took an extra 4:1 gear box with the short groove that I had and redid it so 5:1 gears ...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadside Convenience
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Roadside Convenience

That is not what I would think of being a Roadside Convenience. That would be something that most Service Stations had for those long trips and some of those were not so nice! :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

With the current run of hub bolts which don't strip out like some in the past, I personally have no issues with the current nuts as sold. The cars are not points cars, just drivers. I would however like to see the bolts sold in the correct length, so they don't have to be trimmed down for the front,...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T garage saling
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Model T garage saling

This fits in with can you put a radio in a Model T! LOL Selling just one of those should more then pay for the whole load. Great find!
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

I think the one shown on the aaca thread is earlier. As far as I know that style would work, but think Dodge got rid of the tower and added a splash shield on the inside, like some of the T gas caps. Other wise the shape is the same as posted in the link. If I don't find one soon, am going to solder...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

Careful with the punch, don't booger up the thread in the bottom, then you will be looking for a tap.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

No, the threads are external on the neck (male), internal (female) on the cap. Thanks for checking.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

A; Most important, so many were made, the cost of them and parts, I can afford to own one. B; Grandma learned to drive in one. C; One of my relatives had a auto repair shop up in Spokane Washington (even before Spokane Auto Ranch about the same time era as Roscoe Sheller. I would have to get the pho...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?

I would go by whatever year the car purports to be. Four hole through 1924, two hole 25-27. If four I would go ahead and put in four rivets. And yes, you want those teeth sharp enough to hold the ratchet. I agree but in the my case the new one was installed and there was no reason to replace it or ...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire talc
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Tire talc

It acts as a dry lube to allow the inner tube to move in the casing when the tire (tyre) is installed. Like when used on a babies butt (back in the olden days), to also prevent chafing. Should help when installing rubber stemmed tubes on split rims.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire talc
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Tire talc

Wanted to get some talc before installing some tires. We were out at the shop so I did a little shopping. Amazon was around 14$ plus shipping(I don't shop there nor do I have Prime) for 16 oz, other prices for 16 oz were in that ball park. I found this one at 3.35 for 13 oz plus shipping (which wasn...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2025

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

One of Carlin's lines that has stuck with me is, "Hot water heater? Why would you need one?" Since hearing that, I have tried to make a point of saying "water heater," but I will admit that old habits die hard.... :D While true, I am going to keep calling it hot water heater! :D But I am working on...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Brass era Avery
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Brass era Avery

Cool! YOu should post this in the show us your old tractor string so it does not get lost. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13768
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Not yet. Have and ad on AACA but no luck so far. glad your ok. I am going to check a wrecking yard down in Springfield next week and see what they might have.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: David Dewey

You do know that you can edit the title.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

I would guess the 32 is unduluted for storage in the original bottle. (?)
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: collection of t parts for sale central N.H.
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: collection of t parts for sale central N.H.

Before someone post on the other two adds you should remove them and add here so all are in one place or add links in this ad to them. Other wise they will be all over the listings.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap Meet Tips
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Swap Meet Tips

Swap meet is kinda a misnomer except any swapping being done is cash for parts. :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley Tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1034

Re: Blockley Tyres

Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:46 pm
I'm pretty sure shipping to the USA from Britain costs much less than from OZ.
i was replying to Rich's question about OZ.
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

50/50 and change as suggested on the bottle. But if you are going to run straight water add a bottle of the anti-corrosion/water pump lube or something like Redline Water Wetter.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

On Facebook posting, said it was a 4 door.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sandblasting Equipment
Replies: 19
Views: 812

Re: Sandblasting Equipment

Without knowing what you mean by small parts, would be hard to make a recommendation size. Sand blasters are all over the place in size and price. What about the air compressor what are you planing on using? Sandblaster blast thru a lot of air. Try doing a google search and some research on what siz...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1621

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

That depends on what brand of water pump and condition of cooling system? Not enough information about your car to make a judgement. ;) I do but I know my cars.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1499

Re: Model T Forums Dead

While I have noticed a slow down, esp with so many people home over the past few months, I would say it is far from dead. Oh for those that are looking as guest, you don't have to be a member of the club to join and post on the forums. The only place you have to be a member of the club that is not f...
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?

I just worked on on that had a new 4 hole one installed in place of the 2 hole type, so yes they will work without extra holes.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing a used radiator. Just a temporary driver
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Needing a used radiator. Just a temporary driver

Try finding a shop that can clean it out. If they pressure check it, tell them not to go over a 1 or 2 LBS. Buying a used replacement could put you in the same place your are now. While maybe not the best way to go, it will keep you on the road for now. If you need to add a water pump, so be it. You...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back wood for 23 touring.
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Back wood for 23 touring.

Even the catalogs sell just the tack rail. I think you will need the whole unit, not just the curved parts. Just buying the curved parts does not mean they will match up to the rest of it.
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Model A wire Wheels on Model T wood hubs

Model A hub have the stud swigged into place and need the thickness of the drum to do. Are you going to weld them in place? Now the $100 question, how are you going to replace the rear studs if needed once everything is welded together? Is there enough room between the Model A hub part and T wood wh...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 28
Views: 1098

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

So portrait means vertical and scenery means horizontal? I've never heard of that before. So what is this? IMG_92-93 copy 3.jpg Going up a really steep hill in a Model T! I would say it's a landscape on it's end. My computer software (windows 10) calls out landscape or portrait. Most portraits are ...
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience

Re 3 turns for the Kingston L4. That is a bit much. Could just need to be cleaned or float level is to low in the bowl and needs to be reset. If the float is too low, the spray valve would need to be opened more to pull fuel up because of lower fuel level in the bowl. While there is a proper measure...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Wood Spoke Removal

If you are replacing them because they need replacing, just cut them and use for kindling.
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

Don't for get RFI from the magneto its self. Many radios back then required voltage in excess of 6 volts and with then needed batteries to get the higher voltage, could be quite bulky. Even the Ford radios of the midish 30s required a motor/generator under the rear floor boards to supply the higher ...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rocky Mountain Brakes and While You're There
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: 13T - Rocky Mountain Brakes and While You're There

Re the gaskets; there would not have been any gaskets used in the 1913 rear end. The gasket sold for the pinion housing is more to set the pinion gear depth. Look further down Snyder's page, the part you are maybe looking at is the bronze disk used between the ends of the axle where they meet in the...
by Mark Gregush
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Some places are going from level 3 down to 2. Most all the west coast is blanked with smoke from the fires in 3 states with smoke making it up north in to BC. Last two days here in Portland has been smoke mixed with fog, what a dreary couple of day. No real rain expected till maybe later in the week...
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: getting a little loud...
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: getting a little loud...

The pipe entering the muffler for the pressed steel types can be clamped. The hanger at the rear does the flexing, just like the original setup. The cast iron end type is a different story, they float free at the inlet.
by Mark Gregush
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Specialty Motor Cams
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Specialty Motor Cams

RE: "For what it's worth, with my experience in engine building, the best thing to do first is ask the cam manufacture what they recommend. Have you called Specialty Motor Company? They are very helpful I have found recently myself. It's my understanding Bill is retired from the business. " I think ...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Repairing fan belts

That is what I used. I had to hand turn the wheel as my bad foot does not work real well on the treadle. That is why my stitches are not real straight, trying to feed/guide with my left hand and turn the wheel with my right. Body does kinda the twist! :lol:
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Gasket for a Z Head?
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Best Gasket for a Z Head?

Before pulling the head I would check the valve gap. While it could be blown gasket, it could also be the gaps are not correct or miss adjusted and valves are not fully closing. How much has it been run and has the head been retorqued several times after running and cooling down? Do one step at a ti...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: Shim Removal

What Norman said^.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Repairing fan belts

Why? Because he can! :) I have not repaired one with mine but have made one.
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 801

Re: Shim Removal

While I think plasigauge is great for steel backed insert bearings, I stopped using it a long time ago on poured babbitt bearings because I wasn't getting a consistent reading. I have been using the aluminum foil method. Re the nut; if the holes don't line up at 30-35FP, I swap the nuts around or fi...
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 28 chevy adapter plate
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Wtb 28 chevy adapter plate

Gene is usually pretty quick with replies. He posted in the classifieds in the last week for doing babbitting. Or are you saying you contacted him and he does not have any for sale at this time?
by Mark Gregush
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

The hubs/rims from about 1913ish up should all be about the same as would the rims. The spokes getting round and larger after about 1917 or 18. I am thinking that if you are going to have the wheels rebuilt, rounded or square felloes should not matter, which would open up a larger range of wheels. I...
by Mark Gregush
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Lever Position
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Clutch Lever Position

I second that you have a TT part, which has a taller cam.
by Mark Gregush
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Same thing going on up here in Oregon and areas of Washington. My cousins don't know if they will have a home to come back too in Otis. Several of our club members are or maybe in the Clackamas County level 3 zone. There are a number of small communities in Oregon and Washington that may not be ther...
by Mark Gregush
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 1308

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

Pipe threads are pipe threads, whether called normal or NPT. Generally there are only two types of threads used in pipe fitting depending on fitment, straight or tapered. White teflon tape should NEVER be used in a fuel fitting, only the proper type made for gas/fuel applications or pipe dope.
by Mark Gregush
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED FOR 1913 MODEL "T" TOURING
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: WANTED FOR 1913 MODEL "T" TOURING

Re the head lights; people need to know who made the light you are looking for so it will match the right one. There were several companies that made lights for Ford in 1913. Some brands were made both sides the same no left or right. Maybe someone can chime in after you post the brand and say if th...