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by Scott_Conger
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foam filled tires
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: foam filled tires

And just when I thought I'd seen or heard everything...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's wrong with this photo?
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: What's wrong with this photo?

Kind of makes you want to slap your forehead, doesn't it?
by Scott_Conger
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?

Mark, an advanced gear will give you a little more torque at lower speed, but if the cam is worn, you might not get a noticible boost. That said, Chaffin's performance cams already have that advance designed/ground in, so make sure if you go to an advanced gear, you're not putting it onto one of the...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Is the oil line working? Pull the passenger/front inspecion pan bolt and start car. If oil flows, it's working. Is it the transmission/gears? Jack the car up, blocked well, put in high gear with engine running. Howling go away then it's transmission problem. Still howling? Pull radiator and timing c...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Straightening Rear Axle Housing

Just for clairification, I only posted the video but had nothing to do with it's creation and can take no credit for it. I believe it is one of our other posters, though I do not know which one.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Hard to believe

Wayne, that's nice. What a treasure to live long enough to be a friend. My dad and I still have a similar relationship, though I'm sure he'd tell you that I was the difficult one!
by Scott_Conger
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Yeah, my first choice would be generator. Could be a bad generator or a too-closely positioned generator. Sometimes you need to shim the generator mount casting out to get proper gear mesh, particularly if an oversized cam gear is used to make up for a worn crank gear. Doesn't need to be fancy plate...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

Wow Les, indeed he did!

That's a lot of pricey bling on display. The engine's not so bad, either!
by Scott_Conger
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 119
Views: 6391

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert I'm going to enclose a link which pretty much explains the cutters and how they work and how one or more posters felt that they worked. The set purchased by the OP in this thread purchased the valve resurfacer also. I would recommend sending valves to a shop to be finished even if they are ne...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

Yes, they are the best fittings. Now, how many have seen the proprietary wrench(s) and gap gauge available for them and when should it be used and when should it NOT be used? Just a little trivia from someone who spent much of their career using them... Les nice work and no small task working with t...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 53
Views: 1198

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Taking our first drive in the '15 on our property
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Taking the '19 for a drive into Clark's Fork Canyon on a calm day (only 30MPH winds). Years ago, wind out of the canyon rolled up the asphalt like a shade on a window.

t picture.jpg
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question about magneto
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Newbie question about magneto

Ryan

glad to see you taking the long view of this. Welcome to the affliction, and so very sorry you're experiencing this so early in your tenure of ownership
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Stephen

you are not the first to report such an occurence and it is good to bring the experience to the fore for the sake of completeness in deciding band choices.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question about magneto
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Newbie question about magneto

Ryan

you must not have done enough research if you are continuing down this line of questions. Take a look at this thread and ask yourself if you will be as lucky as Jared, and not at least lose a foot or leg when it finally goes.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1505852037
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Tools at Current Economy Prices
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: FS Tools at Current Economy Prices

Hank

how much for the shoes?
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 mm spark Plug Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: 14 mm spark Plug Questions

Kevin

It might be just as simple as having a more modern ignition like you mentioned. I was attempting to start on 12VDC through original rebuilt coils FWIW.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake leak
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Intake leak

There have been some "too-thick" glands in the past. Norman is probably right in that assesment. That's sure where I would check. If this is a rebuilt engine, the port area may have been planed a little to remove rust pitting and exhaust erosion. If this is the case, all the more to suspect the glan...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

I confess: I used to be a non-believer

I was a non-believer until I was a believer.

It will happen to most everyone eventually

Believer or not, it is always wise to store fuel tanks full, and not give condensation any area to form upon
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 mm spark Plug Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: 14 mm spark Plug Questions

I don't know if it was the lack of reach, or what, but I once fell into the trap of using adapters and modern plugs in a standard T head on a stem-winder. After spinning for an hour with rest breaks interspersed, I barely got a "chuff" out of it. I put a cleaned up set of 90+ year old plugs and it l...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Model T Spanners - Walden Worcester

JOHN!!

it's PERFECT!
I just read the thread through top to bottom and was laughing hysterically by the time I got to the bottom!

BTW, it should be an "o", not an "a". :lol: :lol:

I guess I'm easily amused. All the best.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 4th main for core
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: FS- 4th main for core

Thank you very much folks. Can't say I'm particularly surprised...it is pretty useless as-is. I guess this is the first useable Model T part I've ever thrown out. Probably won't be the last. I used to collect American Cut Glass and pay really good money before 2008. Those pretty pieces aren't even s...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

the only thing harder to find in Wyoming than virus, is a resident that wants to leave right now.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuart, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Stuart, Florida

well, I get your point, but Dade City will be surprised to hear that they are a big retirement location (though admittedly it is really nice and probably growing). as for working to support us old folks, you keep it right up. I will be dipping my beak very shortly and assure you your effort is great...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 4th main for core
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: FS- 4th main for core

So, what's it worth?
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Used U Joint
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: FS - Used U Joint

back to the top again
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Spindle Arm Bushings

Under 3" in diameter, a standard ID of a cast bronze bushing is plus/minus of nominal diameter by .001" and the OD is .002-.003" over nominal diameter. After pressing one into a 100 year old steering arm of unknown exact size and and dubious roundness, the only sure way I could fit a tie-rod pin wit...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

That's definitely an odd duck
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuart, Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Stuart, Florida

Jeff

sounds like you need to move! :lol:

Actually the Fun T's of Central FL have some east coast folks. Contact them and ask for info. Something or someone will turn up. Welcome to the affliction.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 2005

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

rereading again about the rocker requiring the rod to swing is exactly what I didn't understand. DOH! Reading comprehension 101... :(

my last post is pretty much pointless in the discussion...sorry about that.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

And as predictable relative to my last post, hundreds of thousands of people are engaging in an illegal mass migration and as of right now at least 22 people in India have died of exhaustion and/or malnutrition while trying to get home or wherever now that all transportation has ceased and they are ...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Emergency Brakes

Steven I hear you and I think your point is well taken...in theory my experience has been for better or worse, unlike Deusenberg or Mercedes Benz or nearly any other collector car you choose to consider, Model T owners tend to do the very least necessary to keep the car on the road, and for the lowe...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 2005

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

What am I missing here? All T's have leaks at the pushrod and valve guides. You are probably aware, but others may not be, that excess clearance/wear at the guides is the primary reason that some Model Ts smoke so profusely at idle after a good run, but do not appear to smoke when out on the road. I...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Emergency Brakes

Leo If you purchased the two-piece emergency brakes, consider removing material at about 1/2 degree back slope on the face of the brake show where it contacts the cam. This will throw the shoe "back" toward the backing plate when the springs are installed and will stop rubbing on the brake drum.That...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Perspective: : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance 1,339,000,000 people in India. Thats BILLION 1,269,000 square mile country 1251 Coronavirus cases. 32 deaths due to the virus Average Annual deaths due to Malaria: 205,000 Country locked down for 21 days Crops ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

I know. I tried to make it as hard a choice as possible. :roll:
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

Everyone of us is but one or two generations removed from some ancestors' vile, (by today's standards), acts or beliefs. Each one of us will be viewed by our grand or great-grandchildren as having obviously ignored, overlooked, denigrated or abused someone or something or missed an opportinity to "f...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: installing new valves, finally

A valve guide reamer is $61
A valve is $8
Measure the hole and buy a valve that matches that size
Done
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 27
Views: 1197

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Metric vs. Imperial
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hard to believe
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Hard to believe

Perhaps that was used as a sound-effect in "The Grapes of Wrath" movie.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Emergency Brakes

Brake levers at rear wheels should be pretty much laying backward a little when hand brake lever is all the way forward. If little to no wear anywhere, the brake levers should be approaching verticle when hand brake is verticle, and you have "neutral" and so forth. If the clevis' are so slack, then ...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

There may be more Sibley/Freuhauf's now than originally...or not...who knows?


Sibley Lumber Freuhauf Trailer.png
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by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Wayne, your last sentence sums it up pretty darn well.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

That little '15-16 Form-a-truck got around! Originally published in Motor Age, July 8, 1917 and reprinted in the Old Motor April 30, 2015:
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Steve Jelf has or had a '24 non-starter TT. Hopefully he'll chime in soon with some answers re: bell crank etc.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

Per below, the HF lists it as an '11 already fitted with the Form-a-Truck kit before being married to the trailer, and that due to demand, this eventually became the Freuhauf Brand. As linked by Rich, the Museum lists an entirely different year, likely being the year of the truck's addition of the t...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH carb adjustmet rod
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: NH carb adjustmet rod

Clear side view. It's the "L" shaped metal on the firewall which, through pivoting, changes a 45 degree pull at the dash, to a vertical pull in the engine compartment as well as slightly increasing the choke lever lifting movement relative to the "pull" movement Someone will have a very rusty firewa...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 119
Views: 6391

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Robert, part of your self-description to "do it right" included valve seats. All of that takes a machine shop of course. Trust me a Neway cutter and new valves is a very good step in the right direction and is short of a major rebuild, (compared to lapping), "doing it right". A very credible job can...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 119
Views: 6391

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

- New valves are not all that expensive...buy 8 - take the new valves to a good shop and have them kiss them incase one or more has shipping damage (they only come in a little paper sleeve) a cheap can of clover valve grinding paste is one of the most expensive things you can buy for your car. I lea...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Coil ring sealant

JB

contrats on the 50 years, and by the way...you're welcome. ;)
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Coil ring sealant

James

are you single?

or just trying to be?

:lol:
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Jerry and by scaling, one can even see what has to be a 2" or extremely similar pipe rising out of the sloped panel. It was visible in further distance shots, but with the photo blown up it is quite evident and easily estimated as to size. Childs construction paper trimmed and laid at that angle wit...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake manifold leak
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Intake manifold leak

#3 above can be augmented by a very slight schmeer of high-temp silicone sealant on the engine side of the copper gasket. I would guess somewhere near 10+% of all old T motors could benefit from this, though probably less than 1% actually get treated with it. Poor running seems to be almost a braggi...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

My county: over 6,900 square miles within it's boundarys. 4 people per square mile. One case. Businesses closed and friends going bankrupt. STUPIDITY. New York City: 302 square miles. 28,525 people per square mile. Tens of thousands ill. Remain home. Not so stupid. We are not a homogeneous people li...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

David

appears you're really passionate about the subject! :lol: :lol: :lol: (one for each post)
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Coil ring sealant

Marshall with due respect I'd say that if you want to do it ONCE and RIGHT, none of your plans would really meet that criteria for me. If the engine is all over the floor it isn't like some $$ are not going to be spent on this thing even if it is on a budget. And who right now is NOT on a budget? FW...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Headlight problems

there is no circuit from the burning bulb to the unlit one...isn't even getting there to go to ground...Like Dan said, it's grounded at the first bulb through the base.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

You may not need to, either. An awful lot of very early cars never saw the service necessary to wear out a transmission.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

The Russians and Chinese must be giving themselves a dope-slap thinking about all $$ they spent on all of the nukes they built to bring down the Free World. Who would have thought that a virus would have nations willingly give up their freedom, their wealth and security all while living in a state o...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Mike

I believe that you have solved your problem. Good for you.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Front Tire Wear

Neil, there is just no end to the benefits to aligning the front end correctly! :lol:
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Dan, glad you made that clear. I sure didn't and am sorry that I didn't. It makes complete sense as you control the finish, toughness and size that way, which is important in that you are supplying a "system" that would be incomplete otherwise. I hear nothing but good stuff about those things, and f...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

John gives good advice now for a little more advice: 1. have two people raise it the first time; lifting a tight windshield by only one corner, on an early car is a nearly guaranteed cracked glass 2. Always raise or lower the windshield from the CENTER once it is free enough to be manipulated 3. Nev...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Should pins with 1 1/2 thou be replaced - My opinion: From an engineering standpoint, the answer is "yes" If you're paying an enormouse amount of money to have it remanufactured, the answer is "yes" If you're doing it yourself, the answer is "it depends" I have had excellent success using pins like ...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Keith

that's a great photo and good of you to post.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

If you have opened the link I supplied, you have seen an original version of a very similar spring, doing the exact same thing (sitting on seat bottom and extending over the top edge of the body), on an early car. I think somewhere you stated that your spring cannot go lower and yet in the picture i...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Well, I cannot believe that I missed the note on the drawing AND Dick's pointing it out, but apparently my brain substituted "gas" for "dash. There was quite evidently some sort of tank with access through the firewall. It would be perfect for time trials or anything related to limited duration runn...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Henry, he and his family and all of our first responders will be in my prayers
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3931

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Law enforcement is in a terribly difficult position with this. The Constitution, under the Privileges and Immunities Clause, and Case Law is clear that they may not ask you "where you are going?", restrict your movement with regard to travel nor detain you unless for suspicion of a crime. You are NO...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 772

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

I'm with Jerry to your queston, no, the side view does not indicate that it was mounted vertically. It is a standard side view of the direct view, whose primary purpose is to indicating which direction the "pooch-out" goes in relation to the straight on view...meaning that the viewer looking at the ...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 4th main

Les I would bet that it's fair to say that you invented the two piece shaft as an answer to excessive runout of tail shafts and based on other older posts from you, you had extremely small runout on your tail shafts when installing your ball bearing 4th main (even prior to the two piece transmission...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Dipping Bands

Mike SO glad to hear this follow-up from you. I was frankly shocked to hear the claim on Wearever bands and didn't intend to pursue it without seeing it with my own eyes. Thank you for clearing this up for the company as well as their customers. Kind of surprised they didn't jump in with this info t...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 4th main

If you can get tail piece TIR to less than .001" or use a modern two piece transmission shaft it would probably be fine. Since you do not know the condition of the transmission, TIR of tail piece or if the transmission has a modern 2 piece transmission shaft (my assumption) I personally would not us...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Jim my '23 project is just like you suggest. However, that spring is vastly different than the early-type spring that Mike is dealing with. Take a closer look at his spring and see that it has far fewer coil rows than the later springs and is far taller than later springs, and if lifted off the seat...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds

I don't think you're paranoid at all. Those are very good questions for almost anyone reading this but me at this point. The cash I handle hasn't been touched by anyone for years and very little is needed right now What's a newspaper? I'd have to drive 35 miles to find a vending machine, and then I'...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

looking harder at it, I think you simply need to drop the spring assembly down to sit on or nearly sit on the bottom seat frame (like Allan said now that I reread his post) and then everything will look fine when stuffed. Don't over stuff the bottom portion, though. The bottom seat cushion needs to ...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 238

You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds

I posted this on another topic where this related. I feel that it deserves its own thread and while I believe it is of importance and use to members, it would surely be taken down if put in general discussion heading if placed there: I am going to make a suggestion to everyone: get "Informed Deliver...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus - You need "Informed Delivery"

I am going to make a suggestion to everyone: get "Informed Delivery" from the Post Office. You will register YOUR address and email account with them and every day you will receive an email with a PICTURE of all of your mail. You will also receive notification of delivery of any packages. ANYONE can...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Well, I like to do things right...whatever right is :? I know that Marshall and others came up with the definition of "right" for cam lobes vs cam gear "o" mark SOMEWHERE and I wanted to find it's source. Enter the trusty Dyke's Manual. Very clearly under the section of valve timeing and cam rotatio...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 4th main for core
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: FS- 4th main for core

Back up to the top
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Used U Joint
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: FS - Used U Joint

Back up to the top
by Scott_Conger
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

There is but one reference in the entire Ford Manual related to actually installing the large gear onto the cam shaft, and the reader is sent to this instruction a couple of times in the course of normal work regarding gear mesh, gear wear, cam straightness and cam bearing wear and gear installation...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

I think I get what you're saying but will not go further as while this sounds "on topic" for the OP it is not and can lead to much confusion for him and everyone else.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Model t handbrake

"Shorten"
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

There could actually be two timing marks on the cam gear 180 apart and either one would work.
If all other things are equal, you might want to rethink that.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Marshall you are still asking the correct way to do something that cannot be done wrong (so long as the timing dots/marks on cam and timing gear mesh). If you had to walk around your house from the front door, is turning right or left the correct way to navigate around your house? It simply does not...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Front Tire Wear

Personally, I'd swap front for rear and drive 'em for as long as they last. I would not replace that tire. Unless you drove in the rain all the time...and maybe not even then. It really isn't much less adhesive to the road than a tire with tread, and the only time I ever slid was in Largo, FL when c...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Steve, you are absolutely right about that! Excellent point and advice.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Dipping Bands

Or at least come with an obvious warning that further work was needed and priced accordingly...which admittedly is a less than ideal product for the average guy or gal. Personally, my next set of bands will be done with the Dykes/Kohnke method and will need to be both shortened AND dipped/sealed so ...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The run on the Bank Syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: The run on the Bank Syndrome

Dick trading has shut down automatically several times already. That would be a closure. I think what you expected to happen in fact happened. Stocks trade based on their earnings and expected growth. The more potential for growth, the higher buyers are willing to drive the P/E ratio withoug getting...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1250

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Gear goes on either way. The gears certainly don't care. Put the front cover on and stop worrying about "0" or "180 out". Set cam manufacturer's clearance for valve lash with pushrod on the heel of the cam. Crank engine over to #1 compression and 12-15 degrees ATDC and set the timer. Be done with it...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Front Tire Wear

Was this causing the wear? Didn't help, that's for sure How loose are your kingpins in the axle and how loose are the spindle bushings on the kingpins? The top axle hole should be a very close fit to the kingpin and the bottom axle threads should be "no shake" when the castle nut (lock nut) is slac...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A tour of an old machine shop-Video
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: A tour of an old machine shop-Video

Herb thanks for posting If it has a leather belt and goes clickclickclick when running, it's my passion. For me, this was a very disheartening video knowing that this will all be broken up and the building likely leveled. The roof appeared to be in great shape and machinery preserved in place. So sa...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1918 Model T Ford Coupelet Body Brass Era
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: 1918 Model T Ford Coupelet Body Brass Era

That body has been brought up for sale regularly, for years, for pretty much the same price. It's future is still that of it's past: unsold. I can't speculate on what it's worth, but am certain that whatever it was really worth 2 months ago, it's worth less than that today and will be worth even les...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Wayne, your search for the $$ tap made me chuckle. They say money cannot buy you happiness, but I have found that it does a fine job of financing the illusion. The lack of money is frequently my inspiration to look harder in dark corners for stuff I know I have but cannot find. We are kindred spirit...