Poop, lost my starter

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Poop, lost my starter
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:10 am:

I drove the T to town to attend a meeting of the board of directors of our local museum, and after the meeting, I went to start the T to drive home. It is funny how naked a T looks with out a starting crank. I was standing in front of the T thinking how I was going to start the car when the Secretary/curator came out and jokingly asked if I needed help[ starting the car. I told her I did and if she would get behind the wheel and step on the clutch pedal when I asked her to, while I gave the car a push. I had already tried for a free start without luck, so it was either push the car or jack up a rear wheel, and it took only a slight push to get it going, now I need to find a new starter crank.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 02:33 am:

Laughing WITH you, my friend! Actually, been there, done that.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 11:26 am:

I robbed one off the spare car, and have one ordered.
A while back there was a thread asking what made a T, and I think it is the crank, because that is one thing that really changes the presents of the car when it is missing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 11:38 am:

The jiffy crank ratchet pin would be a good addition when you replace your crank. Most vendors sell them.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Shirley on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 11:39 am:

Thank God it was only the crank. My first thoughts were something happened to your wife.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:26 pm:

Bob, My wife made a comment about too bad she was not with me. I answered Yeah! And then she got cranky. But I was thinking that if she was with me, she could have pushed. Maybe that was what she was thinking too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:33 pm:

Hey Jay,
I think I will do just that, I had the pin shear off a few months back, and put a bolt in it, the nut must have come loose, so this time I put a self locking not on it, but I will order a jiffy pin the next time I make an order.


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