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Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 am
by Burger in Spokane
Everyone has their "stim". And stim costs money, .... always. Some people stim on
fishing. Others on boats. Some like to just go out drinking. Others like to golf (horrors !)

Women seem to often have a stim about "shopping", or saving money. I knew a guy years
ago that was worth MILLIONS, and his stim was eating moldy cheese sandwiches and tracking
all his money in a little spiral notebook that he kept in his shirt pocket.

For the old car stim, few vehicle types deliver as much bang for the buck as a Model T ....
IF (key word here) .... one is the kind of person that likes OLD and SLOW and appreciates
subtle pleasures, like putting smiles on the faces of children and old people.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:12 am
by 46woodduck
"Likes old and slow"? Hell. I'm living it.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:44 am
by John Warren
Love the bike!!!

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:47 pm
by PDGx
Doing some cleanup this week.

Hopefully moving into the cleaner assembly stage.


Before :
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After:
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Now that’s a piece of art :
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Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:35 pm
by Duey_C
Art? It sure is! That drive is gorgeous Paul and those sprockets look great! What color? No wait, show us when painted. :) 8-)

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:25 am
by Burger in Spokane
What a $#@! BEAST !!!

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:54 am
by Rich Eagle
Those photos are fantastic!
Thanks
Rich

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:02 pm
by PDGx
Duey_C wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Art? It sure is! That drive is gorgeous Paul and those sprockets look great! What color? No wait, show us when painted. :) 8-)
I’d tell you - but then I’d have to ...... (never mind) :?

- But Henry would be proud.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 pm
by Dallas Landers
Looks like you have been very busy! Great job. I cant wait for more. I agree with the art comment.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:21 pm
by Ruxstel24
PDGx wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Duey_C wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Art? It sure is! That drive is gorgeous Paul and those sprockets look great! What color? No wait, show us when painted. :) 8-)
I’d tell you - but then I’d have to ...... (never mind) :?

- But Henry would be proud.
Hmmm...wonder what color it could be ? 8-)

That is a behemoth, very cool !! :D

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:36 am
by Duey_C
"But Henry would be proud."
If kinda original for a Mack? OK.
If not? Noooooooooooooo!
:lol:
Oh oh, now you have to... No, please no, I have these Twin City's and the T's to finish yet... :(
:lol:
Gloss, satin or flat? :lol:

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:30 am
by PDGx
It will be modeled after our other Wrecker with similar accents, but I’ll have to change the color from ‘Coal Black’
Ford Color chart
Ford Color chart
- to gloss ‘Black’ in accordance with the model year ! :roll:

Engine cylinders, squirrel cage, wheel hubs, sprockets (and possibly chains ?), as well as winches/cable pulleys (safety) will be accented as our TT.

All aluminum (block, pan, and transmission) and brass/copper will remain exposed (possibly clear coated to prevent oxidation).

A lot of work yet before that happens.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 am
by wayne sheldon
Looking so nice! Can such a behemoth be so nice? Yeah, but they sure ain't fast!
I do look forward to seeing this done.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:35 pm
by tdump
Wow,you folks are getting to play with your toys.All my daily stuff took up some time lately.My 04 Dodge pickup with the hemi,transmission went BANG and I coasted to a stop a couple weeks ago. Towed it to the shop about 20 miles away and still waiting.106,000 miles on a very clean truck.I was utterly shocked that a transmission would go out with that few miles. :shock:
I had been wanting to do some repairs on my 91 F150 and had the new catalytic convertor on the work bench when the dodge died.So I put the f150 in the shop here at home and I got started fixing a grocery list of issues.Mainly the convetor.I bought a kit on ebay that replaced the entire setup ,went from 2 to just 1.Then found the muffler and tailpipe rusted,so that was replaced.
I had a BAD oil leak at the front of the engine,a 300 inline 6. I thought it was the oil pan gasket.I tore into it to lift the engine and replace it like the youtube video showed.Wrong,they didn't bother to say they were working on 4x4's with plenty of clearance!
So I had to struggle and fish the new gasket around the oilpump and so forth.Replaced abad motor mount when I put it back together.I was so happy,for a few minutes.I went to put oil in,and realized,there was a puddle under the truck STILL>You pour oil in the top and part of it comes out the bottom. Turns out it was a gasket on the side of the engine block,in behind a bunch of stuff.A real pain! BUT I got it! No leaks now,and that new convertor lets the truck run and pull good again and it brought back the mileage.So I was right that the convertors were clogged.It also got new front brakes,wheel bearings,power window switches , new wiper motor,and a good polishing and such.Alot of work but it is good for years to come now.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:01 am
by Tom Hicks
Reset points...

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:00 am
by tdump
My grandfather Cole drove chain drive Macks alot many moons ago.He was driving 1 towing a trailer when the Cresant Limited train hit him in 1940. When I first wanted to restore a truck,I wanted a chain drive Mack.Well,because of Granpal and his name being Mack and he drove them.And my name woulda been on it to. :D But once I got to digging around money wise,I could not afford them.So I went with the idea of a T because my granpal Blackwelder always told me storys of his T's and such.
Worked out ok.But I still love to see a old chain drive truck being fixed.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:36 pm
by Walter Higgins
cudaman wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:44 pm
A couple of months ago, I finally got fed up with the exhaust manifold leaks on my 1971 Plymouth GTX. I thought that the gaskets were blown, but once I got the manifolds off it turned out that the driver side manifold was cracked into two pieces and the passenger side manifold had a circular spot with cracks radiating from it.

I purchased two good used manifolds and swapped them in, the exhaust is nice and quiet now. :)
Now that's pretty interesting to me because just last month I had to replace the manifolds on the 350 in my '71 GMC. People on the Chevy truck forum and elsewhere told me they had never seen this before and that I must have something wrong ranging from timing to blocked exhaust, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with how this truck has run and performed for the ten years I have owned it and everything checked out afterward.

I started out replacing a muffler and knew that I had some leaks up front, what I thought were bad donut gaskets. While the pipe was disconnected I decided to move to the front and do the gaskets and that's when the pipe wiggled in my hand and I knew something bigger was wrong. The left side manifold had a heat shield over it, so I never could see this happening. The right side was starting to do the same but it wasn't obvious yet. Seems to be right there where all the heat concentrates where it dumps out the middle. Maybe it's a junk 1970's iron thing.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:27 pm
by CudaMan
Looks very similar to what happened on my GTX, I wonder if it's just age and heat cycles catching up with the cast iron?

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:50 pm
by Walter Higgins
cudaman wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Looks very similar to what happened on my GTX, I wonder if it's just age and heat cycles catching up with the cast iron?
It almost makes me think it's something to do with the era because I've worked on a lot of older stuff that has seen a lot more abuse and miles than my truck and I've never seen a cast iron manifold do that before. My truck only has 105,000 miles on it.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:55 am
by Michael Paul
Hi Rich, thanks for starting this great post. We all love the model T s but it seems anything from that era draws our attention. I often wonder if we're reincarnated from that time.

I've been sorting through things in my containers and have found some early motorcycle parts, one is a carburetor with a 1914 Harley tag, and a rear hub and sprocket, no tag but in great condition. I'll post some pictures so they might be identified. I don't need them, but maybe someone else on this forum might have use for there project.

You do amazing work, it's great to share our experience. There is a small High school in the town of Wheatland in California. They have a great program in the metal shop class, and have restored several antique tractors. I'm hoping to get in touch with the teacher and donate a model T chassis for them to restore. There are still plenty of our teens that love working on anything mechanical.

Have a great day Mike

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:24 am
by Rich Eagle
That's a great idea Michael. There are plenty of youngsters to keep this great hobby going if only they can see how enjoyable it is. It has always amazed me how much interest and participation concerning other early vehicles etc there is here. Far more expertise appears on this forum than any other I know of. The Off Topic section has been a success in many ways.
Thanks
Rich

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:26 pm
by Burger in Spokane
The level of historical dalliance borne out of the Kalamity Dick thread is
proof enough of the success of the off-topic section.

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:04 am
by Duey_C
And a dork like me hasn't even shown my toys yet Burger.
Oop, outside the scope of Rich's thread, Carry on.