I cannot see that ever happening here, as long as we keep away from 20w-50 vs 5w-30 question. I for one am more than ready to file a lawsuit, start a social media smear campaign, cyber-bully...whatever it takes, to support the "true-believers" of the 20w-50 side.
I've always found T guys to be more laid back, just like the cars we drive. Just my observation, right or wrong.
I thought the timer versus distributor question was more volatile.
You guys missed 'the water pump'....
Waterpump! There I said it! Waterpump, waterpump, waterpump!!!!!
Marvin, great minds think alike!
If you think Model T purist are tough buy a Model A.
At least they don't think they have to 'upgrade' to a distributor. No, instead, they think they need to add automatic spark advance, or worse, electronic ignition.
Marvel Mystery Oil & stabil.
Lion's two, Christian's nothing. I'll bet 100 denarius on the chariot with the blades on the wheels!
Yep, Marvel Mystery Oil! We have a winnah!!!
Corvettes, Chevelles, Novas, Mustangs, Shelbys, Chrysler Letter Cars ... ugh !
The cars might have their merits, but crowd that follows them makes it all so NOT
Reminds me of the saying: " Jesus, ... save me from your followers !"
Water pump???? Did U say WATERPUMP? I have a NOS (never installed) one that nobody wants...including me. Sure would like to sell that sucker and get rich. BTW, I use 10-30 and a dist. in one car and 10-30 and mag/coils in the other. Love both.
Mike, Hal, others.... I just typed a shorter post.
Hal, a better way for you to make money from that NOS waterpump is to make a video of smashing it to pieces with a exhaust manifold nut wrench, placing the video on youtube, then asking for a one dollar donation for your positive contribution to the T hobby. I'd give you a dollar for that; I think Royce would maybe give you ten or more.
After reading the various posts on the Fordbarn site, it sounds like the 'rotten apples' were given a last chance. Occasionally, like our T's, we can all get 'cranky'. Personally, I am very appreciative of the friendly and helpful advice I've received from the vast majority of you. Thanks!
Liking your idea! More 'riveting' than 'the ice bucket challenge'.
Our site seems very tame by comparison. (And that's a good thing!)
Ryan wants to keep the Model A section pure but if you read the V8 sections, lots of hot rod stuff get in there. I think the tipping point was the bashing of Les's Model A repair books, which do contain a lot of information that really needs to be corrected.
If you go the questions and suggest section you will see my handle on a lot of the reply's (redmodelt) as I told one of the guys in a PM it's not that I am asking for a thank you but it would sure be nice to hear for helping THEM.
LOL. Most of the worse behaved people on there are the ones that only go on there to get their ego stroked and believe themselves to be highly respected members with valuable information and get upset with anyone that has any ideas or new techniques of their own. True of any internet forum.
I'll see you a waterpump, and raise you a Kevlar.
Had heard long ago (and I agree) "There isn't another person on this earth, regardless of their stature, that we can't learn something from." Sure not ever a case of 'Sell the encyclopedias! Wife knows everything!'
Yeah, Marvin, kind of like the old joke, "I married Mrs. Right, I just didn't know her first name was always."
Oh my gosh, it's time to drag the tire flaps vs duct tape around for a few.
Guys, the E-Timer controversy was completely resolved for some time now.
The solution was as obvious as an aftermarket distributor or leaky water pump; just don't tell anyone why your car runs so well. Its invisible!
Just don't forget to raise the hood every couple hundred miles and pretend you are doing Timer maintenance and no one will ever know :-)
I must admit, don't miss my leaky water pump on my 1927 Touring, that was difficult to not see.
Ah...sometimes the modern part coughs too.
Only failure to start ignition issue on last tour this month wasn't a Timer.
But some good hands, jiggling some contacts, that wobbling dizzy got going again.
Lions and Tiger And Post Model T's Oh My....
That's my elbow, I'd recognize it anywhere!!!