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by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carb bowl ring gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: NH Carb bowl ring gasket

a little time in some water and it will be the size it's meant to be
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early racing in France, great footage !
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Early racing in France, great footage !

Now, how fun was THAT?
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

Les

I just reread your post. I didn't realize this was new. Probably missed a grind operation and I'd bet the supplier would gladly replace.

And Steve

I completely agree
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

Tony I am guessing that as of July '13, no problems were found with the Beaudette bodies was indicative of the length of service and that they must have been marginally better, but the fact that you could buy the brace from Ford post purchase indicates to me at least, that regular service over month...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

Kenneth

interesting info about your car. Thanks for sharing.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

My experience has been that rear unbalance is all but undetectable under 35MPH. If I was to put in balance beads, I'd put 4oz in the rear and be done with it. On the front, it might be prudent to see if 4oz is even enough. After putting them in for others, I personally find the installation hassle a...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

Jeff, I would doubt that other years had similar very early introductions to new body styles. The 1913 was a significant design change and I consider it to be a particularly nice and interesting car...I have a Jan. 1, 1913 touring, myself. That said, the body design was a dud from robustness standar...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Stromberg throttle and choke plate screws
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: For Sale - Stromberg throttle and choke plate screws

To the top one time, then they're gone.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Wheel Balancing weight diagnosis

You will need as a minimum, the same amount of weight (or more) as it takes to static balance your wheel on the car. So, with loose wheel bearing, if it takes 5 oz of weight to get the tire to not seek a particular spot, then you will need at least that amount in the tube. Due to the way the beads d...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: Running poorly.

Everything is worn. Changing push rods means fitting them/reaming the boss' to match. To do that, you must pull the cam shaft. It and the bearings are worn...replace them, too? The cam gear will be worn...replace? Probably need an oversize cam gear since the new gear will not mesh well with the cran...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1846

Re: Running poorly.

Pull the valves, measure the guides. If necessary (and it will be), ream the valve guides to the next size up. Cut new seats with Neway valve seat cutters, buy new valves of correct stem diameter. Send new valves out to have seat angle reground (cheap insurance against shipping damage) and fit the v...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

I have used it and have reported results to the forum. It is GREAT stuff. I'd suggest that you buy the kit, and if the tank is really bad, buy an extra quart of the cleaner and extra gallon of the etch, separately. This will cover a larger area inside while processing, than a quart and will speed th...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The red is gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: The red is gone?

The Truth Is Out There...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The red is gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: The red is gone?

For me, they're red until I read them and then they turn blue. I have to "return to forum" at the bottom of the page (not use back arrow on browser) or hit refress (F5).

still working for me
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Which is correct?

Steve

think about your reasoning on the oil holes being on top. If the oiler is on the centerline of the shackle bolt, oil will never exit the hole to lubricate the joint.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock mounting help
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Clock mounting help

Tim I remember a time when these were worthless. As a kid, my dad collected clocks (I later became a watchmaker for a period of time, years later) and in the 1960's there were two clocks that you didn't want to find in the pile of clocks bought out of garages and estates: Oak kitchen clocks and car ...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Which is correct?

Frank

on early shackles with the twist oiler, there is in fact a correct and an incorrect way to install them. Not just aesthetics, but right and wrong.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Stromberg throttle and choke plate screws
Replies: 1
Views: 182

For Sale - Stromberg throttle and choke plate screws

I'm putzing around on a Stromberg OF, and have bought a couple more to rehab for myself. If you are doing the same and would like to refresh the throttle/choke plate screws, rather than reuse the old cruddy ones, take a look: Stromberg Throttle and Choke plate screws.gif Not sure there is enough of ...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 33
Views: 895

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Excellent!

Welcome!
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: nh carb needle and seat
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: nh carb needle and seat

The Part Number at regular suppliers is: 6212 That part is made with an orifice that is smaller than original, by a sizeable margin. It is fine for driving where high speeds are not sustained, or long hard hills are encountered. If either of those two conditions will be met by you, then you may want...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 151
Views: 5346

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

My use of "periodically" was probably ill-advised. "Rare Occasion" would be more apt. Still, it happens. The casual mechanic may never encounter it, but do enough coil repairs, and you will run across it. Between iron core and primary, or between primary and secondary. Ohmeters will not catch this i...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Touring for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: 1922 Touring for sale.

It is hard to believe this car did not sell in the US. The market is unfortunately as soft as I had feared. Even with customs and shipping, the new UK owner has likely scored a very good value, even if costs exceed its worth.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 151
Views: 5346

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Matt and Luke most anyone rebuilding coils and wishing to create high quality, long lasting and reliable coils will periodically run into a situation where using a Megger during the rebuild process is all but mandatory, unless their time has no value and they're happy with a rebuilt coil which will ...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 HEADLIGHT BUCKETS - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: 1915 HEADLIGHT BUCKETS

Email sent
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1167

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Tony it's nice that you guys lent a helping hand. As you implied, changing brands of timers is not a "one size fits all" situation. All that soot is undoubtedly from burning fuel far too late in the cycle to create an explosion. I've seen it numerous times. There often isn't even a detectable "pop" ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 48
Views: 1301

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

They do in fact look fine...just installed backwards Consider new lining material based on reverse band Purchase Repairing And Restoring The Model T Ford Transmission and also do some searching on the MTFCA forum for discussions on triple pin bushing clearance. Reading the book and studying the volu...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Bruce, I read down through responses before I posted mine and I would do as you have suggested. I'd remove all of the remnants of the notches back to their root, to establish the "baseline" and silver solder a piece of curved brass into place, and refile the teeth with a triangular or similar, file....
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 261
Views: 10442

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don

asking this group for opinions is like asking a dog for fleas. You're gonna get 'em. :lol:
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 1321

Re: shorten real axle shaft

Scott

I think that was an excellent route to take for aesthetics, safety, and (relative) ease of implementation's sake.

Thanks for sharing the results
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 30
Views: 2444

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Thank you...I have just sent an email.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 30
Views: 2444

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Glen

I've called and not gotten through and left an email several days ago

How best can I place an order?

Thank you
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshafts!
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Camshafts!

Glen

I've called and not gotten through and left an email several days ago

How best can I place an order?

Thank you
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 48
Views: 1301

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

It looks as if the removable bands have been ground on for clearance sake. They were installed backwards.

If I am correct in the tangs having been ground back, you will want to a) locate new old bands and b) install them with the removable ears on the driver's side
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 320
Views: 18898

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

after the perches are out is the time to press, twist, and otherwise slug it out with the axle. You will really want to do this when they're out: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1323767931

You will find out if the car was ever towed by the axle. If it was, then it's bent.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: model T values

1/2 of the cost to restore a similar car purchased "cheap" for $4K meaning, this car at $7500, is 1/2 the cost of the complete restoration of (some other) car purchased for (let's say) $4K. I guess I could have been more clear the first time around. Black T prices are trending downward and that is ...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: model T values

This appears to be a screaming deal and could put you into the hobby at 1/2 of the cost to restore a similar car purchased "cheap" for $4K. https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9327 The most expensive T you can afford will turn out to be the cheapest in the end. Hit the road and start ha...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

First, see Wayne's photos of his runabout and you'll see his seat shelf sits well forward of yours and has all 3 bracket bolts going through it. This is where I mentioned you may have to shorten the 2 longitudinal body forming pieces which run along the top and bottom of the main rail. Here's the sa...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T varients
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Model T varients

Order some catalogues to have in hand. Body styles will be shown in the section where TOPS are sold. This will start showing you the differences in profiles or "looks" of the car. You mentioned this would be your first car. If by that you mean "first antique car" then that's fine. If you mean "my fi...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Mike

not out to shop yet but found these:
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underside

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joint

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finished joint

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sheet metal wood waiting for skin
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Mike it's all covered over now, but let me have a go at it and see what it is tomorrow Now, some things may have to be translitterated...the Miller plans used thinner material in some places than the actual wood was (I planed mine to correct thicknesses in each case). My point is that the seat riser...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 48
Views: 1301

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert sometimes those repro wrenches need to be kissed on a belt sander or a grinding wheel. I have an original wrench which fit an old nut just fine, but because I tour and wanted to carry a wrench (and not an original pristine one) I bought a repro wrench. Wouldn't fit the nut. Huh. Ground the su...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Steve

I really like that cage. It's hard to impress folks how much energy is stored up and the potential human and shop damage that can occur with unfixtured parts if they get away under load...particularly with parts of this length. Kudos to you for a well thought out design. Thanks for sharing.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Has taken awhile for my neurons to work properly. I seem to recall that the Miller plans showed the main rails at two different lengths in two different places on the drawings which caused great consternation. Your talk of how far back the rear part is from the crossmember jogged my memory. I left m...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available

Thank you all for your responses. This first order will go ahead.

I will commit to making tools to fill requests up to Terry Miller. Further requests will be put on a waiting list, which hopefully will be filled without too much delay.

thank you all for looking
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

John in Illinois you will solve the problem you're asking about. The following is for you after that: 1. you MUST measure the axle with proper and accurate tools to be CERTAIN that the diameter will give the proper press fit. Axles are often large by a thou or two and have very small burrs that will...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new sheet metal prep
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: new sheet metal prep

Adam

that has got to be the best answer I've ever seen given for this sort of question
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new roller timer
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Installing new roller timer

;) Life is good
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available
Replies: 19
Views: 382

New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available

This will install or remove my Full Flow Float Valve or the common commercial valve offered by vendors for your NH or Vaporizor carburetor. It will NOT work correctly on original valves as the pilot is a different size, nor will it work on Grose Valves. They come out with a screwdriver anyway, with ...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new roller timer
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Installing new roller timer

Turn the engine over slowly by hand and have a helper shine a light on the roller assembly. Soon enough, a headed pin like a precision nail will present itself and you pull that out. That aligns the roller to the proper timing on the camshaft and that is what that funny washer is keeping in place.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Here is the front of my sill. In your imagination, overlay the front of your all-wood sill over my wood/metal front end and you'll see that the metal side is able to swoope in where yours will be forced to bulge out too soon. As an edit, now that my pictures posted and can quickly compare to yours, ...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

The front end of the sill looks too blunt to me. If it is, it will push out the side panel too soon and use length to make that transition. I suspect that if it was less blunt, it would shift back some in the back. I first set my firewall pillars and then the cowl/door hinge pilars. Level the cowl. ...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

Ignacio

this is a creative and fun way to follow you along in an afternoon rather than spread over 3 years. Congratulations to you and very clever to post this.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

It looks like work was done on sheet metal on passenger's side. There is some slim chance it's wrong. I'd be inclined to work driver's side first since it's much sturdier than the side with the door. I had to go to great pains and make jigs, etc to fixture the door so that all would be good when I r...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

There should be a gap between the sill support wood (the wood plank screwed to the face/side of the main beam) and the seat riser. The sill metal wraps around it and the body metal wraps around the seat riser. The two metal pieces fit tight against each other. That gap in the wood allows the two she...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Model T Coupe update
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: 1926 Model T Coupe update

Nice Matt
very pleased for you
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Should look like this. Note picture #3...I rejected this as an error as I removed material near the top which would have left a gap between the body and the trunk...this part got remade and I failed to take that picture...I did my own wood so had no one to blame but myself. You will be hanging metal...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column and control rods
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Steering column and control rods

Good that you are acquainted with working brass. Just know that you're used to working with brass that is alloyed for what you're doing, and this has a very different grain structure than you're used to. It will kick your butt if you're not careful. Knowing brass gives you a leg up but be careful to...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column and control rods
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Steering column and control rods

anneal, let it cool to room temp, bend a very little bit...repeat a lot of times

multiple annealings followed by thorough cooling during the process is mandatory, in my experience. It takes very little material movement for the metal to become very brittle again.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

Running the "better" foot switch in my cars. Many thousands of miles over 10 years. Correct sized cables, efficient starter and never a failure. Solenoids are not on my list of "must haves". Gather a group of 150 cars on a National Tour. Figure that some small percentage will have a solenoid. At the...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1281

Re: Ethanol gas

Being energy independent as a nation for the first time in many many years, common sense says that ethanol has had it's day. Though not particularly easy to locate on the web, the EPA issued a report that ethanol is in fact doing the opposite of what the environmentalists claim: https://www.publicne...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

I would bet that the clerk typed in "car hauler" and the system logged it in as an enclosed trailer. Too bad they didn't code "utility".
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission safety wire
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Transmission safety wire

Would like to see how he'd get it up on the table...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Down Under Fires

Tim

imagine in a few years if that boy rejects his gender and assumes a new one...then those acres would have been burnt for nothing! :lol:
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

Mack, I have one comment. It is not a criticism, as you have built a lovely trailer...it is a safety warning which I hope you take to heart: Your extension springs need a containment device for safety...(!!!!!). If ever the springs let loose, at best they will cause damage and at worst, serious inju...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another New Guy Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Another New Guy Intro

Doug

welcome!
nice to see more "guests" becoming registered users.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner

Jim as a kid, I did what you did, for my dad's T. Just couldn't believe it didn't have an air cleaner. After installation, our experience was just the same as yours. Performance suffered, and these are not cars that have a lot to spare. Others disagree and claim to have seen no performance degradati...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low pedal sticking.
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Low pedal sticking.

Mark there may well be a need to check the link, but too long or too short, the low pedal has to go over-center for it to lock in place. The link will not prevent this or cause this. Only excess forward pedal travel will cause this and that is only due to excessively loose low band or worn out pedal...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

George I've seen you post some great metals stuff, but I'm not feeling this one. Super good bushing material, but from a design standpoint, I myself wouldn't make a shaft out of it. Now you're having to make hardened rockers and ultimately deal with a worn out shaft rather than knocking out some wor...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low pedal sticking.
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Low pedal sticking.

low is so loose that it goes over-center with the high speed clutch linkage. Give the low band adjuster bolt a full turn and resecure the lock nut (bolt on passenger side of hog's head that has two flats on it). It was either too loose as adjusted after bands were done, or low drum is cracked and is...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related

Les

I expect this will be very interesting as it progresses. Looking forward to more.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle bolt diameter Vs. spindle bushing reamer diameter.
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Spindle bolt diameter Vs. spindle bushing reamer diameter.

Lang's is a reamer for 95+% of all spindle bolts...namely the standard lower cost bolts (.500) that fit for 09-27, but are "correct" only for later cars, about '18 and newer Snyders is a reamer for RV Anderson's correct 09-14 bolts (.502 bolts) Long before the Snyder's reamer was available, I reamed...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 48
Views: 1301

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Re Sparkplugs generally speaking, the front, #1 plug will run the coolest and rear #4 plug will run the hottest. It is the nature of the beast with respect to coolant flow. That said, nearly every as-is car I've worked on, has cheap $2 paper gaskets at the intake/exhaust manifold glands. They invari...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 1321

Re: shorten real axle shaft

That '09 looks perfect to me
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 320
Views: 18898

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Not many miles left before what could become a bad accident. Very good that you're doing this. New perches are nearly indistinguishable from originals and are worth the expense.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 790

Re: Where to start?

So there you have it. Based on comments thus far, you'd have a heck of a time selling the hack if you tired of it. I mean, really hard time . So if future $$ enter into the equation, your decision has been made. The reality is in this hobby, you will sink more $$ into the car than you will get back ...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: Questions from a newbie

Holley NH and vaporizors will idle poorly if 1. the idle passages were not properly opened up and cleaned and replugged when rebuilt 2. throttle shafts and casting worn such that excess air enters where it shouldn't 3. heat plate or other fittings exhibit vacuum leaks 4. float setting improper prope...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 48
Views: 1301

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

:lol: Robert! You just broke Rule #1! (Never leave the key or anything which can fall into the transmission when the cover is off). At least you have a retrieval strap for that key! :lol: Seriously, once you're done with the engine and you're on the road, cover that hole everytime you walk away from...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Tim

thanks for the education. Plus, I read back to the original post and I missed the part about stainless. I agree that this would not be the best choice. Glad you caught that.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Donnie

I'm not a speed guy and thus know little of the head you're using. Lack of knowledge leads me to ask: why are you altering the original design and going to one shaft?
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 8035

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

Matt in reality, with appropriate tools and methods, the rivet can be tightened if loose, and generally moved and staked to wherever it needs to be to get the operator's desired gap. They very rarely start out too close...usually too loose. It of course can be hammered flat and ruined, but that is a...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: Metallurgy question Rajo rocker arm shaft.

Your gut feel for shafts is pretty good. 12L14 is out of the question, and I think it would be a mistake to not bush the rockers with an appropriate material.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

To the top, because they are in stock with no waiting. Made a bunch of 'em this time after quickly running out the last time.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer
Replies: 27
Views: 1098

Re: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer

Steve I too, have swapped over to Mobile, having read Royce's words. Was working on a pristine early two piece timer for a friend and used it on his timer and have put 1 season on one of my ANCO timers with it. Used to use White (lithium) grease which worked fine for years (so what the heck am I doi...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer
Replies: 27
Views: 1098

Re: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer

Jim, I am glad you've settled on a combination of stuff that you're happy with. The reality is, you'll have to haunt auto flea markets for a looooooong time to find a 50 year old can of oil with enough "stuff" in it to cause electrical trouble in a T. With respect to grease, you'd have to specifical...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

So, "Dim Bulb" is one of the more appropriate metaphores, eh?
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for someone who can fabricate spring steel clips
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Looking for someone who can fabricate spring steel clips

Les

no offense was intended...I didn't even see your earlier reply. Obviously the person with the desire and wherewithall is the person to do it. Hopefully whoever does tackle it will share the end result with us. Hopefully your toes will recover soon after my trampling.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

The short to ground guys are nearly certainly correct. On the bright side (sorry 'bout that), that one light is probably REALLY bright. :lol:
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Year Radiator Shell
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: What Year Radiator Shell

Frank, you've posted every picture possible, except for what you're referring to as a "skirt". :) Post that. If it has anything like this: https://www.modeltford.com/item/3977BQ.aspx, then it is a marriage If it has anything like this: https://www.modeltford.com/item/3977A.aspx, it is not And, origi...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 8035

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

Matt you will not find many people thrilled to find coils with screws holding the cushion spring. It's fine for experimental work, but would be bad practice to advise it for someone who only knows your work/document for their baseline. If it works for you, fine of course. A better plan would be to s...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California
Replies: 24
Views: 2126

Re: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California

Never wrong to ask an honest question, Danny
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Mack your coil box does not need a ground, and there is no place to connect one. If as you surmise, the wood in the box is wet, it may well have carbon tracks in it now. If there is indeed a current path through the wood, or a wire is pinched or rubbed bare between the bottom of the wood and the ste...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Gears, How do I distinguish different early from later gears?
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Steering Gears, How do I distinguish different early from later gears?

Take a look at June 26: https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=4747

quick and dirty is to look at the steering wheel pinion...if it is basically the same size as the planetary gears, it's early.
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

Well, Robert, I failed to look at your YouTube video before. Shame on me for not, and giving bad advice. Looks like your assumption is right on. That is a very strange thing, having the wrong ring. As an aside, bendix's end up looking like that after continued use with 12V, or consistently trying to...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

You only need to lift the front of the hog's head slightly to get clearance, but it really sounds like something remains on the starter shaft. Are you absolutely certain all of the broken parts are off? You should be able to look into the hole and clearly see the starter shaft "floating" in the babb...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Conductive lubricants vs non-conductive (dielectric) lubricants

White Lithium Grease is non-conductive and fine for use (if you wish) on appropriate style timers. I've used it for years on my ANCO type timers, but have recently switched to a synthetic Mobile grease

for info: https://crcindustries.com.au/products/c ... -5037.html
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 151
Views: 5346

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

John, this is the rule: No business advertisements or lengthy descriptions of your product or services. Doesn't say you can't mention your item, doesn't say you can't give a brief description of how it may pertain to a poster's question, you're not banned from discussions which may mention your prod...