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by Jeff5015
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?

Marv,

I have a '16 with a '24 motor and starter.
Besides the battery being a bit low the only thing I can think of is loose contacts at the starter button.

The same thing happened to me they felt tight, but I tightened it up and it started just like it always does.

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Old gas

Most municipalities have a hazardous waste clean up day. Check on your county website. You'll probably have to leave the container.

Found it for you...
https://shelbycountytn.gov/439/Househol ... dous-Waste
by Jeff5015
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 3917

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

If I knew of a supplier that was having a online seminar or Webinar, could I notify people on this board that it was coming up and put a link here for them to sign up for the webinar?

Just curious if this would break the rules.

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 3917

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Take me to school, Mike.
by Jeff5015
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New club member introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: New club member introduction

Welcome Mike, I use 30w oil. No multi viscosity for me, I live in the south where it is almost never under 50 degrees. I think any old 30 weight will do because it's better than what was generally available 100 years ago. I also use marvel mystery oil. You'll find a big discussion about that. My '16...
by Jeff5015
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old 16mm Movies of MTFCI Events
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Old 16mm Movies of MTFCI Events

I loved the videos... At the end of one from about 1960 Russ Clyde, a past president of MFTC, is seen handing out awards. Russ was my Godfather. I grew up with his wide assortment of unique cars. He was also a founding member and brought my dad into the club too. Thanks for converting them. Jeff in ...
by Jeff5015
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 1981

Re: Lets see your whole family

On Christmas day!
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Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guess what this is and what happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: Guess what this is and what happened.

It looks like a bendix key wedged in the crease of a creeper head cushion.
by Jeff5015
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Pump ID Please
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Gas Pump ID Please

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by Jeff5015
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Homework Assignment for You
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: A Homework Assignment for You

My dog ate my homework!
by Jeff5015
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Adjusting coils

I am a newbie too. I adjusted my coils using the ECCT found around here and in the magazine. What you need is a good sense of electronics and an understanding of what the coil is supposed to do. Then, if you can follow instructions you will be able to tune your coils. Be aware that you can mess thin...
by Jeff5015
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 6810

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Thanks Joerg,
joe.wal wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:27 am
...I was quoting Bruce W. McCalley and the production records in his book 'Model T Ford"
What does the production records say about 1222277?
by Jeff5015
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 6810

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Alex, Thanks for the amazing photos.

My engine number is 1222277 (+7040). Very close to yours. Who would know how many days apart?
According to Joerg Walther from Germany only about 2-3 days apart.

Very nice.
by Jeff5015
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2682

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Alan Long wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:36 am
Personally, I’ve never had to raise any wheel to start our T’s
Me too, Alan! I moved to Florida... No more thick oil or hard starting.
by Jeff5015
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2682

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

I kinda thought it was something like that, but had no proof.Thanks, Luke.
by Jeff5015
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2682

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

As I understand it, in America and places with Left-hand drive (crank goes clockwise) you jack up the left rear wheel.
In England, Australia, etc. where they have Right-hand drive (crank turns counter-clockwise) you jack up the right rear wheel.
by Jeff5015
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 393
Views: 41733

Re: Foto of the Day

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by Jeff5015
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow’s project
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: Tomorrow’s project

What are they?
by Jeff5015
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newest T fan!
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Newest T fan!

I was that old when I became a T fan. Now I have a granddaughter that size!

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with coils
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Help with coils

Mine almost never buzz. Maybe 1 out of 100 times I get buzzing.
But it always starts, usually on the first crank.

Don't know why.

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???

I am new to the craft. I have a 1916 Touring. I thought the wire wheels were much later. Can someone please comment on the variety in 1916? Also, I have the '16 engine on a mount on the garage. The car has a 24 engine in it with a starter. If this car has a '16 engine with a starter how was that aco...
by Jeff5015
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Hobby Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Model T Hobby Question

Brian,

I think a couple months behind the wheel of a Model T and you won't want the Shelby thing anymore.
This is the car the reinvented the transportation industry!

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hi all- happy to join!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Hi all- happy to join!!

Welcome, I'm kinda a newbie too. Been around these cars my whole life.
by Jeff5015
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Can we enter US military bases?

Just curious. Can we enter US military bases without such equipment as turn signals and seat belts, etc.

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: flat towing a T

How do you think they got the name "wrecker" ?
by Jeff5015
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 2112

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

Nice story. Are you an author?

I could see a collection of these little snapshots along with some illustrations filling a book.
I have a few of my own.

Jeff
by Jeff5015
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

Thanks guys.
by Jeff5015
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Exhaust pipe heat

Do any of you think there would be a problem if I wrapped the exhaust pipe (with fiberglass wrap) to cut down on the heat coming up through the floorboards? It's a '16 Touring. Thanks,

Jeff in Florida
by Jeff5015
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.
Replies: 14
Views: 2649

Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.

From https://madmikesamerica.com/2014/03/15-fun-facts-about-the-ford-model-t/ This is number 1... Anyone care to comment on the rest? 1. The Model T had no transmission, as we know it. There was a gearbox, but it only offered one speed. You would push the shift forward to take the vehicle out of neu...
by Jeff5015
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - AND THE WINNER IS.......
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: OLD PHOTO - AND THE WINNER IS.......

Looks like a '16 Touring to me.
by Jeff5015
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testers
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Coil Testers

I too, am equally impressed with the ECCT. I was on the fence for about 3 weeks because I'm very frugal. I finally made the purchase, learned how to operate it and tuned my coils. This is the best money I've spent on a part or accessory for my 1916 Touring. I also bought the i-Timer. While installin...
by Jeff5015
Tue May 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EZ cold start jack
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: EZ cold start jack

Sorry if i'm not up to speed on this...

How/why does lifting a rear wheel make it easier to start?

Jeff
by Jeff5015
Mon May 27, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I gonna try to drive smarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1702

Re: I gonna try to drive smarter

...best performance will be achieved when the operator understands what these adjustments do, what the car is telling them and how to react to that... A model t owner should get to know when their car needs more fuel or more air or more advance or less advance. OK Hal, I understand what lean and ri...
by Jeff5015
Sun May 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIDEO: Ford Model T Hot Pursuit From The Air with a Drone :)
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: VIDEO: Ford Model T Hot Pursuit From The Air with a Drone :)

Hey Mitch,

That really looks great! But why are you driving on the wrong side of the road? lol

Jeff
by Jeff5015
Sun May 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Wiring help –getting direct DC power to coils bypassing ignition switch

Bob Cascisa has made some great diagrams here: https://nebula.wsimg.com/bfee1cac0d0763 ... oworigin=1

They say they are for 1919-1927. They match my '16 because it has a '24 engine.

I don't know if a 1918 is that far off.

Jeff
by Jeff5015
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Maximum hill for '16 Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Maximum hill for '16 Touring

I am wondering if anyone knows just how much of a hill a '16 touring can take. To the west of me we have a very tall bridge that spans the inter-coastal waterway. They make these bridges tall enough to handle small shipping traffic parallel to the the Gulf of Mexico. I don't want to attempt this hil...
by Jeff5015
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T owners and forum members in the Netherlands.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Model T owners and forum members in the Netherlands.

Sounds like you guys are having a fun time over there. I hope your king is doing well. Orange Julius! :)
by Jeff5015
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Height of Running Board Off Ground
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Height of Running Board Off Ground

Steven, I have a 1916 touring. The lowest point on my runningboards is a bolt that holds on the brass decorative step plate. From the bottom of the bolt there is 15-1/2 inches to the garage floor. It is about 16 inches without the bolt. I don't think there is a significant difference from this measu...
by Jeff5015
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 6810

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Excellent car...
Mine was made a month later, in May of '16.
by Jeff5015
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 2150

Re: Fuel pump

If you want a fuel pump, you should get a fuel pump. Just don't use it on Sundays, that wouldn't be right! ;)
by Jeff5015
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 12489

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I have the ECCT hooked up to my laptop. You can run all the tests from there. I can simulate 1-250 sparks at any RPM (within reason.) I usually test my coils using 200 sparks at 400, 800, 1200, 1600 and 2000 RPM. This gives me very reliable information on how the coil will perform in use. After char...
by Jeff5015
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instructions
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: Instructions

That's nice of you Dave but maybe not needed. More specifically, I need a top repair. One of the wood bows has pulled away from the upholstery. I don't know if it is repairable without removing the whole top. I'm not sure how it happened. I have only had the car since December last year. I can take ...
by Jeff5015
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instructions
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: Instructions

Are there any videos on replacing or repairing a two man top?

Thanks, Jeff
by Jeff5015
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New I-Timer installed
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: New I-Timer installed

I'm really tempted to buy one of these. I was on the fence and I took the plunge. After installing the I-Timer and adjusting my coils my '16 (with '24 engine) runs like a pro. For a while I thought I was headed for some serious engine work. Not now. btw, I have the '16 engine. I use the '24 so I do...
by Jeff5015
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells

Won't that risk debris falling into the combustion chamber when I remove them?
by Jeff5015
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 6380

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

Thanks, Mark.
I want to stay within the limits of what the engine was intended to do.
by Jeff5015
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells

Thank you everyone.

I just replaced the head gasket (w/copper spray) and double checked the ft lbs. (55) after a few heat-cool cycles.

I noticed the water !after! I washed the car. duh.

I'm gonna test drive it and I'll see how the power feels.
by Jeff5015
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 6380

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

Alright, Help me out here...
I understood the top speed was 45 MPH. TOPS!
I had my T up to 40 (using a gps speedometer) and it felt good but also like there was not much more.
How fast would the RPM's be at 45 MPH? Does anyone know the math?

Thankful newbie,

Jeff Schroeder
by Jeff5015
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells

Can anyone tell me what's going on with my engine? Thers is new rust around several of the new head bolts. I saw water bubbling up in the sparkplug wells on 3 & 4. Is my head cracked?
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by Jeff5015
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Model T owner-just got it yesterday
Replies: 23
Views: 2818

Re: New Model T owner-just got it yesterday

Hello Bill, I'm sort of new also. I got my '16 last December. I've been around model T's my whole life though. My father was a charter member of the model T Ford Club which started in 1952 and became MFTCI sometime in the early 60's. I never owned one until I inherited my dad's car last year. It is ...
by Jeff5015
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Have a cup...
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Have a cup...

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by Jeff5015
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Trying to reach Dan Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Trying to reach Dan Hatch

I wish I was going!
by Jeff5015
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Trying to reach Dan Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Trying to reach Dan Hatch

Please email jjs[dot]cse[at]gmail[dot]com
by Jeff5015
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: Engine rebuild needed.

I think I would go with the whole shebang, resurfacing the block, new pistons and rings, rebabbitted main bearings, valve seats, valves, rebuild transmission.
by Jeff5015
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Engine rebuild needed.

I am in NW Florida, in Pensacola, looking for a quality shop to rebuild my '24 engine. It needs a valve job and I thought I'd get the hardened valve inserts. Why not go for a whole rebuild at this point? I really need forum input on where to take my business. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, Jeff...
by Jeff5015
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this inspecting engine
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Found this inspecting engine

I had the spark plugs out so I stuck a magnet into a cylinder to see if I would pull up any metal dust. Of course I did and it was more than I expected. After removing the head this is what I found. 20190223_121942.jpg 20190223_121932.jpg There is a lot of soot and metal dust, plus some of the bolts...
by Jeff5015
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3456

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

I never even considered the salt air was the main culprit. Living 1500 feet from the gulf coast it does get salty. The first thing I'm going to try is the wax method, Much easier to strip when the time comes. I'll see how that works.

Thanks for all the input.

Jeff
by Jeff5015
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 3456

Brass radiator... clear coat?

I would like to ask what the general consensus is on clear-coating a brass radiator.

I have mine off at the moment and would like to know if I should put on some clear lacquer after I shine it up.

Thank you,

Jeff (in Florida)
by Jeff5015
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 5908

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

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My 1916 Touring... 71 days.
by Jeff5015
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 7070

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

I named my '16 Touring, "Charlie". While Henry Ford was busy transforming the transportation industry, Charlie Chaplin was transforming the entertainment industry. As a filmmaker and model T aficionado I am indebted to both.
by Jeff5015
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member just saying "Hi!"
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: New Member just saying "Hi!"

Greetings from Pensacola Florida.

I got my '16 Touring last month. I inherited it for my father who restored in in 1989.

I did a bit of engine work and it fired right up after sitting for 5 years.

This is a great group of guys on here. They will steer you right!

Jeff
by Jeff5015
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 19013

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

Would anybody like an iced T?
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by Jeff5015
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using modern part replacements
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Using modern part replacements

First of all I am kind of a purist. I have a 16 T with a 24 engine so I don't have to crank it. But, I have the 16 engine in the garage and everything is undoable to bring it as close to a true 16 as possible. Having said that I guess I have one foot in both camps. I am wondering if any of you have ...
by Jeff5015
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 9612

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

*Newbie here*
I have had my 1916 Touring for almost 6 weeks. I have rebuilt the carb, flushed the radiator, greased and oiled it, and changed the oil.