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by Scott_Conger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed

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by Scott_Conger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand

Thank you Don

have someone contact me and let me know total and your prefered payment method.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand

Actually, I see a Fastenall at one town over, so please let me know total and we'll make this happen. Thanks.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand

Don

I was waiting to find out what the cost to my zip code would be...82435...didn't hear back...
I will look to see if there is even a place near here that will accept it. Not sure about Fastenal nearby...
thanks
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Full Flow Float Valves, valve install tool, and lead washer
Replies: 0
Views: 197

FS - Full Flow Float Valves, valve install tool, and lead washer

Full Flow Float Valves by itself... in stock: $25 Full flow float valves 1.gif Float valve install tool , limited quantity in stock, and only available with purchase of valve - add $40 Float Valve install_removal tool.gif And finally (no picture) a Lead washer to ENSURE no weeping past carb/valve i...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS box of Holley g carburetors
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: FS box of Holley g carburetors

Ron

I have sent an email to you
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: My car stopped running smoothly the other day. It is black. Does that make a difference?

Joe Reid You have provided me with what I was looking for in words and pictures. Many many thanks to you! Since you have no clearance issues with it, I believe that I will do the same. My clasp did not have countersinks, but I was afraid that round head screws would not fit and was considering oval ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw
Replies: 10
Views: 250

23 runabout hood rod clasp screw

Thank you for your reply, John My car is a Feb car, too, but it is the steel version, so your wood firewall detail would not be much help. The only info I have is that the very first ones had the clasp affixed via machine screws and shortly therafter went to directly riveted on. Mine were screwed on...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw
Replies: 10
Views: 250

23 runabout hood rod clasp screw

This is a low firewall, steel cowl runabout with a separate hood clasp. This was a carry-over from wood firewalls, where the hood rod clasp was NOT permanently attached to the steel firewall. The later low cowl steel firewalls had the clasp riveted to the firewall. This is the very first version... ...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: unique looking sediment bulb - SOLD!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: For Sale: unique looking sediment bulb!!!

Walt

it is nice to see you easing into being an "old hand" at this stuff. Looks like you're doing real well.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: True Fire Ignition

I agree that Mike's products have a great reputation and you won't likely be disappointed if you use them. And, having said that, I won't suggest that you use original equipment if you're not inclined. And I won't engage in childish name calling if you were to use modern technology. Each person's ch...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil petcock help!
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Oil petcock help!

pull hard while unscrewing...it will come out
If it is not coming out easily, which it isn't, that means there are threads left in the pan to some extent.

Your choice in adhesives/epoxies once it's out, though you may find that a new petcock and fuel resistant teflon tape will work just fine.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Top for 1923

Mark

that really IS a nice job of it. It never occured to me what one would have to go through to make a cut-off have a top. Well done.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: True Fire Ignition

Or, heaven forbid, 4 rebuilt coils and drive the car for another 75 years.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Backordered NH Float Valve Install tools available - Last Call
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Backordered NH Float Valve Install tools available - Limited Supply

Last call to buy
There is no point bumping over the myriad of ads that are posted
After July 4, they will be available only as an option when buying Full Flow Float Valves, and not by themselves.

Please email me directly if you are interested
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondered why play in U-joint
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Wondered why play in U-joint

Dan

is this the creampuff coupe?
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 905

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

well, I'm not to old to learn something new. Thanks.
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 905

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

I'm not ready to believe it's bronze. Throw a magnet on it.
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 155
Views: 10248

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

removing .002 from 1 and 3 area will open that gap around the 2:00 area up and SHOULD reduce bottom 8"00 area a little and you would be golden.
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Vaporizer Question - bowel vent leak

Mike one other thing that happens, is that the actual cast iron seat machined into the carb body can be rough from abuse or old rust, as well as excessive pitting or porosity. The float valve may seal like a Zip-Loc but fuel still weeps past the hard red fiber washer between the valve body and the c...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

RV they come with the "wrong" metal stems vulcanized very nicely into the tube. They worked great on my friend's Torpedo, and of course take the Repro nuts/hardware. I've done a lot of study of these things, Smith and Jelf being among the two best at unraveling it for me. I've even sleuthed out all ...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: craftsman lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: craftsman lathe

Yeah Stan, I obviously need to work on my reading comprehension!
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: craftsman lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: craftsman lathe

Stan as a fan of live steam, and having read nearly every Model Engineer magaine printed from 1965 to 1990, I am acquainted with the Super 7. Not so common here but I understand that they are just a fabulous lathe and absolutely perfectly suited to the work you do. I think you made a great score to ...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

Steve interesting that you mention the Hartford tubes. I really like those things, myself. I had to change 4 tires for a friend on his Torpedo and he needed all 4 new tubes. I was quite pleased with the Hardfords and he has had nothing but success. In fact I just specified one to a supplier the othe...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Pinion Gear With Bore Taper Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: New Pinion Gear With Non Consistent Taper Bore

From the pictures, it appears that the inside face of the new gear may be a bit inset, or thinner, compared to the old gears. If this is the case, then I would expect the smaller ID of the new gear to measure larger as it is further up the taper. The test for this would be to measure the thickness o...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 155
Views: 10248

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

don't misunderstand...I mean for 2nd shot at it...I'm not saying you're done...you have the book and the numbers...it's up to you to decide when you're done
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto self destruct
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Magneto self destruct

this is no guess as to what you do or don't have going on, but only to say that some rocking while in place is a perfectly normal occurence. It is the magnatude of it which points to trouble, or not...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 155
Views: 10248

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

for itteration #2, that's looking darn good...myself, I will never install another mag ring that wasn't surface ground...what a difference in the consistency of your numbers...sweet.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: craftsman lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

Re: craftsman lathe

Other than the chuck key, virtually anything on the table is worth $25 by itself. Not to mention the chuck on the lathe. Though Gene has been clear regarding what it should be used for, which is understandably limited use, this is an absolute steal for someone who wants to fool with bushings, etc., ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

all very encouraging.

many thanks to all respondents...I think this will be a done deal.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A hub on Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Model A hub on Model T

This is not to slight anyone who has responded, but you're not going to get much better advice than you have already gotten from Carnegie. What is your end game, here? Do you percieve that "A" wheels are going to be superior to "T" wheels? Knowing what you're trying to really accomplish may lead to ...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 1006

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

My opinion and it is opinion only: those bands were made to fit in a later hogs head, pre-Ford removable band design (almost certainly won't fit in an aluminum hog's head, though). Understanding what the designer intended, I don't see why they won't work when properly installed, though with the thic...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 1006

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

Mark

good catch

Dan

I wondered where that stub came from...I figured it was not something ginned up in a home garage

thank you both for great observations
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem Installing Transmission Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 1006

Re: Problem Installing Transmission Cover

You can mess with that, as it looks like someone made a stub to go into the hole of the original (now incorrect) adjuster bolt. Or buy this:
removable band adjustment screw.jpg
from here: https://www.modeltford.com/item/3419B.aspx
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

I have been very pleased with Firestones for the last 5-6 years but am contemplating a purchase of Riversides due to $$ constraints right now.

I know "they're all made in the same place", and don't need that reinforced.

Simply looking for actual use an wear reports. Thank you.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the material used for the "ground" electrode on Champion"X", or other plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: What is the material used for the "ground" electrode on Firestone "X", or other plugs?

Steve, Yes, of course. Thank you and I will fix the heading.

I was changing tires yesterday and had "Firestone" on the brain, I guess.

thanks again.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12v cutout
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: 12v cutout

You'll be pumping about 13V into your 8V battery with a 12V cutout. Uh-uh.
This is a bad area to be playing games
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the material used for the "ground" electrode on Champion"X", or other plugs?
Replies: 6
Views: 520

What is the material used for the "ground" electrode on Champion"X", or other plugs?

Kind of a stretch to ask here, but I know that there is an amazing breadth of industrial experience lurking out there in Forum-land. So, does anyone know what the bent wire that is, or likely is, that is staked into the threaded plug on "X" plugs? I have my suspicions, but no longer have acces to a ...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the closes modern equivalent for DuPont Fabrikoid
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: What is the closes modern equivalent for DuPont Fabrikoid

Since Naugahyde was a contemporary competitor and can still be bought, I can't help but think you will be able to replicate what you need by doing an internet search using "Naugahyde" for the search.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

I second Les' post. This is how I treat radiators and when possible, keep pretty much everything out of the block other than cooland and distilled water. It's remarkably effective, and you don't need 30% vinager from hardware stores, in fact that concentration brings its own set of cautions and head...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: changing bands
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: changing bands

Good for you Richard

good luck
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!

Mark sorry to hear about the injury! I view pushing "down" on a T crank like I view pointing an unloaded gun at someone...I just don't do it. There is always a miniscule chance that something unaccounted for can creep in. I have no doubt that you view this similarly, and it is good to point out that...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: changing bands
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: changing bands

Richard based on your comments I am wondering if your pedal isn't already made for replaceable bands. Here's the deal...originally the low pedal shaft was so long, it reached all the way across the band and fit into a hollow adjustment bolt on the right side. It was so long, you could not even get t...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Making progress on the TT

Good for you a word of caution: ensure that the slope of the floorboard is not so steep as to limit the natural full travel of low pedal and brake (and reverse), and that the slots in the floor board will not limit same. IE, if pedals hit floorboard necessitating tightening the bands too much to act...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: changing bands
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: changing bands

Richard

your last comment made me smile. Rather than go through a discussion as to what you need to do, I'll post this for you where Dan Treace did a good job documenting the process. Good luck and report back!

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 1386590814
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tale of Two Tools or Thanks again SC
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Tale of Two Tools or Thanks again SC

Thanks Dan

it WAS an interesting project, but not an economical one for a hand-cranked custom shop. That's why I didn't make more. Can't remember, but I think I made maybe 5? I know I numbered them and kept #1. They really do work well.

this is what Dan was talking about:
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used

Dan

am glad to hear it works well. There were a couple of design elements that I had to guess at and tried to keep it as robust as the original. Stay well my friend.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Need mounting details for 4061F clasp regarding what kind of screws were used

there are hundreds if not thousands of low cowl steel firewall cars out there. No one can lift a hood and look at the screw and look at the lacing?

am still seeking answers to both of my original questions.

thank you.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 765

Re: Magneto problem

Brent, that is great news and so good of you to post an epilogue. Thank you.
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do you get the prices?
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: Where do you get the prices?

A hobbiest sells me something and takes my money, and we're both happy with the deal. He gets to spend the money on something he really wants, and I now have something I really need. Let's say he could have sold it for more somewhere else, but didn't, and that was his choice. He doesn't have the mon...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

Now that I finally realize this is a '26 with a fuel shut off built into the sediment bulb 18" away from the carb. I don't even recommending a shut off at the carb. Open the hood and turn it off. It's an antique car. If it's a burden, then I'm guessing that the front end isn't getting oiled, floorbo...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Intermittent Electrical Contact - Suggestions?

Well that is a gratifying and not-so-uncommon discovery as I can personally attest to. Good for you. with regards to electrical, Bill has opined correctly that an ohm meter is not sufficient to ensure electrical health in wiring in all cases. Wires which have continuity are not necessarily capable o...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Early Take-Off '23-'25 Turtle Deck
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: For Sale: Early Take-Off '23-'25 Turtle Deck

That's a beautiful part for a great price. I spent 2 days welding and 2 more days dollying mine to get something worth painting. Would have gladly spent this much to save that work!
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer For Sale - One (1) Stromberg OF Throttle shaft for .032" thick throttle plate
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: For Sale - One (1) Stromberg OF Throttle shaft for .032" thick throttle plate

OK
last time
say buh-buy
back on the shelf and add this to the "no one wants one" list...not that I'm at all surprised. I'll use it soon enough and will be greatful I don't have to set up to make it.
thanks for looking
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

I'd be inclined to test on your normal (lower tank) setup. You might be surprised at the result.

In any event, some drips after shutoff from that location are not exactly unknown.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

the only way I see to run it off of the switch is to use a low current relay (or you could go direct, but I wouldn't) and only run on battery. I have to say, though that your solution to putting in an electric valve for a leaking carb is like Boeing placing cushions along their flight route to minim...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Need mounting details for 4061F clasp regarding what kind of screws were used

Wayne, thanks a bunch for the response. Prior to posting, I found that Hap had responded a long time ago on this subject and said that the MTFCA CD/Boggess said they came both ways, with the first ones using the wood firewall "clips" screwed in place and then riveted later. I may just rivet mine, bu...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

GOOD LORD it's another set of stinky Craftsman's!!!!!

I have an old set of nut drivers that when cooped up smell like, well, I'd say that "nasty old cheese" is a very kind and not too incorrect of a description.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used

This is a low firewall, steel cowl runabout with a separate hood clasp. This was a carry-over from wood firewalls, where the hood rod clasp was NOT permanently attached to the steel firewall. 1. I am seeking to find what HEAD was on the screws (2) used to secure the the clasp. I have the crusty rema...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this safe to run?
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Is this safe to run?

https://www.modeltford.com/item/3004E.aspx

15% the price of a new radiator, or equivalent to 4 1/2 fill-ups in PA.

piece of mind: priceless
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 3039

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Jim you're a clever enough guy...take a look through the forums and you'll find several generator test setups. You need a battery, accurate ammeter and an ability to spin the generator. If you've read how to null the generator on the bench, be aware that in theory and 90+% of the time, you can do it...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 3039

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Once you read Ron's response to your type of problem, I think you might rethink that line of reasoning (at least with respect to adjustment). If you're just interested in seeing what's what, might as well rebuild it while it's out. It's either working or it ain't and to figure that out, it doesn't n...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Kerry

thanks for sharing that. A fact that I did not know.
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

Thanks for the lecture Les. You failed to add that the industry suggests a "20" rating, as in "5W-20" at a maximum ambient temperature of 77F. Just fine for Calgary. Not so great in Texas, as you have just said. I wanted to make sure future searchers, for the next and umpteenth "oil advice war" to g...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 3039

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Yeah, you need to knock that amp output down to around 4-5A to save the generator and battery. We drive much faster and further than what that kind of output was designed for. It will kick the pants out of a battery at 20MPH for 30 minutes, but fry itself and the battery eventually at 30MPH for 3 ho...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 3039

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Now THAT is how a Forum Thread should head toward conclusion: with a report on how things went! That's just outstanding and impressive for the short time (in days) that it went from complete to stripped down to back on the road. Congratulations! You will be most pleased with the result when you get ...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

Les I had to re read your post! Either it's much cooler in Calgary in the summer than I thought, or you have a heluva radiator. While it works for you in the north, do you seriously suggest that for someone living somewhere the temp exceeds 77F? Perhaps Bud in MI is marginal in the temp range, but I...
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

Why on earth would you pull the head???

there are 4 pistons and 8 valves. There, now everyone knows.

Where on earth did this Fetish of pulling the head ever come from??? These days it seems to be the second step anyone takes in diagnosing a problem from radiator leaks to a blow out.
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Backordered NH Float Valve Install tools available - Last Call
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Backordered NH Float Valve Install tools available - Limited Supply

About 2/3 of the folks who have expressed an interest in these have contacted me but of those, few have followed up. Thus, I have my entire last production run available as well as some of the originals that generated this ad. I made more based on responses and they're sitting on the shelf. They're ...
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: I"m in a bind.

Could be any number of things, but I will tell you this: 5W-20 is WAY too thin of an oil. The film strength of "5" is way too low to keep parts separated at very low speeds. Myself, I'd drain the oil and put in a good 15-40...2 quarts through the oil fill and 2 quarts through the transmission door.....
by Scott_Conger
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer For Sale - One (1) Stromberg OF Throttle shaft for .032" thick throttle plate
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: For Sale - One (1) Stromberg OF Throttle shaft for .032" thick throttle plate

I'll bump this once or twice and then it'll be gone. If you're rebuilding a Stromberg OF and not replacing this part, you're not really rebuilding it. As a suggestion, if you think you'll need this in the future, you might want to act. Demand is understandably low, and I will not tool up to make one...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Oil check petcocks thread size
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Oil check petcocks thread size

I'm glad it worked, but it is a tapered thread and the die is not reversable and still get the designed thread. If it doesn't drip, then no harm no foul and am glad you're moving forward with your project.
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

what a freakin' clever idea!!
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firewall/Cowl felt seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Firewall/Cowl felt seal question

I am going to investigate this material: https://www.mcmaster.com/1601N103 or https://www.mcmaster.com/1601N109 as a non-adhesive alternative to the suggestion of sealing with RTV. I really like the idea of being able to remove the firewall in the future. I suspect that this width will conform to th...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 1602

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

all of the info that you will find on the forum regarding drilling/cleaning passage ways if necessary, and ensuring no vacuum leaks anywhere will ensure success. If the throttle shaft is at all loose/worn, you may have unpredictable idling speeds. That is an often overlooked part of lesser rebuilds....
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2536

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Good point, Hank.

and "went right in" makes me pucker a little, too!
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Oil check petcocks thread size
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Oil check petcocks thread size

1/8 NPT is a tapered thread. There is some chance that the die was not threaded on far enough, I suppose.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Slow high speed.

LOVELY truck! the other thing that I failed to mention in my earlier post is the possibility that even with the brake lever thrown fully forward, the shift lever's bolt is not clearing the cam on the brake shaft completely. That or there is just a little tension on the clevis when in high gear, or v...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Syverson Depot Hack Body Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: FS Syverson Depot Hack Body Kit

This and about a gallon of Spar Varnish will create a very nice car, to drive forever, or to drive while you're restoring the original body. My dad went this route around 1974 and still drives it and loves it. Lots of notice anywhere he goes. That's a good price, Mike.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60th Montana 500 Started
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: 60th Montana 500 Started

Gene

so very sorry to hear about your wife. Wishing her a speedy recovery, and you for stamina to help with care.

regards,
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: 4th Main Alignment

Dan

that's a great tip
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 587
Views: 42262

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I am assuming that after all of this, you will be able to very accurately quote doing another centerdoor for a client, eh? :D

Very nice stuff, seriously.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 3039

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Looking good Jim
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need source for signs????
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Need source for signs????

Dan

I got mine at ACE hardware. They last longer but are no more effective than the plastic ones. I still get people trying to use my driveway as a road and then tear up the sagebrush trying to get turned around.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?

Walter said exactly what I'd say. This is an old story that should not still be read about and frankly for the other precision parameters and specs involved in their manufacture, the fact that a single axle remains on anyone's shelf that doesn't meet an industry spec regarding keyways, much less a F...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Slow high speed.

Harold

I don't know what jay "knows". He states it runs fine in low and reverse, but will not climb even a small grade in high and asked for help. There are not many things which will hold back a TT when it is operating correctly, and because of that, there are not many choices to look into.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Slow high speed.

A TT that won't climb a slight slope is possibly normal? With a worm drive? there's a problem. If high is slipping, and it's a standard Ford clutch, it'll likely be a simple adjustment as described earlier. If it is an aftermarket clutch, it is adjusted the same way, but is intolerant of slipping an...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 625

Re: Another mag problem

Yes, for only $450 (because of optional software required), to someone who is not sure about spending $150. A functional tool with good reviews, but pretty pricey for someone not doing a lot of coil work. I got the info from the website. If I'm wrong or have misapplied the combined costs, I'm certai...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

If it was my pan, I'd remove it. If it was a customer's pan, I would not proceed with work until allowed to remove it. No one in their right mind would want to warantee whatever work was done. I'm not sure it would even run for any length of time. It is absolutely remarkable to me the level of creat...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 625

Re: Another mag problem

If it idles on mag, and runs in low gear on mag, it is very hard to point to a mag/coil/rear-main clearance problem. Until the magneto is tested with a St. Louis tester (or use the bulb "burn out test"), everything is speculation. Ron's early advice would be the ideal first step in diagnosis. $150 o...
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 625

Re: Another mag problem

nature of maladjusted coils
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it don't work the first time,try again and again
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: If it don't work the first time,try again and again

Good for you, Jim! not an easy job, I know. as far as the door opening goes, for the sake of others who are trying their hand at this, I made a bolt-in spreader that held things in place...too late for you, Jim, but maybe others... It's a terrible picture for looking at the support spreader, but it ...
by Scott_Conger
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!

This isn't Walt's car. It is an example he used to help with his question.

the car that the pix came from is for sale on the "For Sale" forum