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by Scott_Conger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holly G venturi
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Holly G venturi

Hopefully, you'll find a kind benefactor. Given that 25% of it's price is just the material cost alone, for the remaining $ return, I wouldn't fire up a lathe for the work and time involved. The list price is a bargain. Hope your search is not a long one.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Truefire timing issue?

I should have been more clear as to what to look for: note how far ccw the timer housing is. It just lifts off when the bolt is loosened and the tension "finger" is released. I cannot fathom why it will not rotate fully for you but you may come to a better understanding soon.
by Scott_Conger
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

I don't know the guy and only know that the complaint has been raised multiple times now by the same person, as Walter has pointed out. Reread what dick/brass guy said: ...and the 4th wheel did not have the correct amount of spokes. Nowhere did it say any were missing. I do have more faith in the ve...
by Scott_Conger
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shout out for Smith and Jones
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Shout out for Smith and Jones

and so David did
thus taking a pleasand and positive thread in an absolutely unnecessary direction
by Scott_Conger
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Towing Model T

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by Scott_Conger
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 3498

Re: So why so little interest?

might the worst drop in GDP in recorded history have anything to do with it?
by Scott_Conger
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Last call for 2020: FS - Full Flow Float Valves, valve install tool, and lead washer
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

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

Last call for 2020. Not going to keep pimping these things and annoying folks wanting to see their ads on top. The last of these will likely go to a couple of buyers who buy bulk, so if you thought you wanted one, now is the time. Thanks for looking and have a safe time for the remainder of summer a...
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Assorted Parts for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: Assorted Parts for Sale

Tom

You had contacted me in March regarding this and I am glad you were able to sell this. I hope that you ended up pleased with the outcome after all was said and done.
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold N.O.S. Front wheel bearing parts
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: F-S N.O.S. Front wheel bearing parts

Bob

I would take them all. I will call your place with CC info.
thank you
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3943

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

so a head-off deep cleaning is in order soon
no, it isn't.
by Scott_Conger
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

2 23/32" LONG per Ford drawing
by Scott_Conger
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

with all due respect, David, there is no good place to start to say where you have gone off the rails with this, so will simply post this and be gone. A #14 screw has a basic diameter of .242, regardless of thread pitch, and the Ford drawing says what it says, and that is why 1/4-24 screws will not ...
by Scott_Conger
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2737

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

Do some research on "torque vs. HP" for the Model T and then come back with the results. The question will answer itself.
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: 10
Views: 879

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: 1623

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: 1623

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: 1623

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: Last call for 2020: FS - Full Flow Float Valves, valve install tool, and lead washer
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Last call for 2020: 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: 696

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: 736

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: 736

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: 736

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: 591

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: 1137

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: 969

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: 642

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: 1137

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: 1400

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: 713

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: 1552

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: 1552

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: 160
Views: 14037

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: 676

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: 1588

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: 1673

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: 1673

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: 1588

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: 1421

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: 160
Views: 14037

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: 2210

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: 160
Views: 14037

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: 1673

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: 1588

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: 765

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: 1672

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: 1672

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: 1672

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: 1588

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: 736

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: 581

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: 736

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: 655

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: 27
Views: 2409

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: 433

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: 949

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: 433

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: 967

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: 249

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: 425

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: 547

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: 547

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: 1428

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: 1227

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: 885

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: 930

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: 599

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: 493

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: 871

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: 885

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: 547

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: 907

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: 547

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: 1167

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: 74
Views: 6512

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: 74
Views: 6512

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: 2769

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: 1224

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: 74
Views: 6512

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: 74
Views: 6512

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: 1224

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: 1224

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: 1400

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: 1224

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: 493

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: 523

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: 1513

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: 670

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...