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by tinman080
Thu May 21, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 2480

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

We are an automotive society, used to machine and equipment exposure and usage. A person in a country that has almost no exposure to these until very recently can stand at a machine all day and not know what is being produced, any defects that might be present, or missing items. And not care. A soci...
by tinman080
Tue May 05, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

Replica car builders use a few T parts too..
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by tinman080
Sat May 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

Invariably when a car changes hands prior maintenance records and knowledge of the vehicle is lost down the line. Substituting an off-standard type of spoke could and probably would cause safety issues down the road for someone else. ''Fixing it my way'' is a temptation few of us can refuse, but a 1...
by tinman080
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 2110

Re: Damage Theory

This vehicle was STABBED TO DEATH years ago. :lol:
by tinman080
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 2110

Re: Damage Theory

That damage is a puncture. Enlarge the photo and you will see the edge of the brace is nicked. Fatigued sheet metai will crack, but a rigidly riveted area will loosen and crack thru a rivet hole if the rivets become loose. A slight bend that works back and forth will fatigue and crack ALONG THE BEND...
by tinman080
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: windshield glass

Modern flat sheet safety glass in 1/4'' is very common for 18 wheelers, buses, etc. 3/16'' laminated sheet is available for coolers and food service equipment. Even though the glass is laminated safety it is not DOT approved and does not have the proper markings that the DMV's look for. A 1/4'' glas...
by tinman080
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Pads around spark plugs

1. Place nose touching spark plug terminal... :cry: 2. Have assistant start engine.... :o 3. Slurp water into mouth before engine heats up.... :? 4. No accessory needed! :lol:
by tinman080
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair of brass headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: Repair of brass headlights

Is the brass split at the bent area? Annealing the brass will soften it to where it can be worked. Old brass is difficult to deal with as it tends to crack with age. Extreme care must be taken around solder joints. I dropped a lamp and ran over it, crushing the lamp door. By annealing it I was able ...
by tinman080
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a "better" paint gun?
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: a "better" paint gun?

Paint gun discussions are like ''the best oil'' discussions. No answer is really satisfactory. All painters have different abilities and different experiences. A lousy gun can give excellent results with a good experienced painter. On the other hand a great gun can give a very poor job depending on ...
by tinman080
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 5196

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Neighbor kids on my 1897 Olds Trap. I always have kids on the cars, it's the best way to spark that lifetime interest. Then my granddaughter driving me around in the 1910 REO truck.:D
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by tinman080
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1848

Re: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?

A combination of low valve spring pressure, low engine RPM and low operational mileage adds up to make any cam replacement not really necessary, unless the lobes are worn down badly. If the engine runs good I'd take my chances with the valves and let it all ride. My 2 cents worth. :D
by tinman080
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 3958

Re: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going

If you think you have problems....
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by tinman080
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Penny shims
Replies: 22
Views: 2830

Re: Penny shims

The later copper-clad aluminum pennies cost us the taxpayers 3 cents each to produce..... :roll:
by tinman080
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Broken drive axle
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: Old Photo, Broken drive axle

This looks like the axle gear retainer had worn enough to allow the axle shaft to pull out of the gear. Putting a side load (turning a corner) caused the axle, wheel, drum etc to pull outwards putting enough pressure on the housing rivets to cause them to shear. As soon as the axle housing tube pull...
by tinman080
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Rub a damp finger over a spot. Touch the finger to the tip of your tongue. Copper taste= no lacquer. :D
by tinman080
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 1720

Re: Rubber Fuel Line

As a young man I repaired many, many wrecked Fords in the early to mid 70's. They all had the last 3 inches of fuel line that was rubber clamped on each end. There were thousands and thousands of burned Fords nation wide because of these hoses. Almost every owner, even if they babied their cars, wou...
by tinman080
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Where were you 50 years ago?

Rob I was 18 years and 32 days old. My girlfriend at the time and I had returned to her house and the moonwalk was on TV. We watched most of it and then had a snack. I'm still having snacks with her 48 years later. :lol:
by tinman080
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to Model T Haven tomorrow. ......
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Going to Model T Haven tomorrow. ......

I bought a bunch of stuff from Mark for my REO truck build....everything as said and shipped quickly. Thanks again to Mark. Have you ever seen a suicide knob for a Model T Ford? There it is....LOL Found on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
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by tinman080
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Ford kingpin kit on sale
Replies: 0
Views: 516

T Ford kingpin kit on sale

Speedway motors in the garage sale department a kingpin set, brass bushings, bolts, flip-up oilers https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Garage-S ... 83997.html
by tinman080
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 delivery cabl T oysters/shucked in Baltimore any info ?
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: 1915 delivery cabl T oysters/shucked in Baltimore any info ?

The guy inherited the truck from his uncle in Baltimore. It had been stored since the 20's in a family warehouse. He had the chassis and running gear completely rebuilt but left the original body and lettering intact. The guy lives around Newport News, Virginia. You might try local Ford clubs in Tid...
by tinman080
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Spindle help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Wheel Spindle help!

If you have an extra spindle nut you can cut a couple of thin slots about 1/4'' deep across the back of the nut. Clean any dust and debris from the nut and thread her on with a drop of oil. Works just like a die or thread chaser.
by tinman080
Wed May 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 3510

Re: Do you register your old plates?

I restored a set of plates for my brother-in-law here in Virginia. A lot of work. He took them to the DMV and a new set with the same numbers are currently in use. So he pulls them out at the car shows but cannot register them.
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by tinman080
Mon May 20, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resto complete
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Re: Resto complete

Very Nice truck!!!! :mrgreen:
by tinman080
Mon May 20, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 3185

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

My 2 cents worth....lol Any transverse spring vehicle is not inherently stable under fast or emergency maneuvers. An underinflated tire will contribute greatly to a high center- of- gravity, stiffly- suspended vehicle's tendency to roll over. These wheels are not safety beaded rims, they are smooth ...
by tinman080
Sun May 19, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kicking BRASS....on all types of early type cars
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Kicking BRASS....on all types of early type cars

I had a disaster befall me at a car show a couple of years ago. I had my Neverout #80's headlites on my CDO replica, mounted on steel cowl brackets. Anyway while driving back ( 15mph) to load up in my trailer my left headlite bracket broke off and the Neverout landed on the road and I ran over it. I...
by tinman080
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?
Replies: 25
Views: 3907

Re: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?

Get a gallon of black acrylic enamel, fast reducer (thinner), and a pint of spot hardener( sets up quickly). Get your car ready. On a still morning roll it outside on a clean tarp. After 10 minutes or so tack it and shoot it. Most dirt in a paint job comes off the car. Clean it, tape it carefully, a...
by tinman080
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 7374

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

Best of Luck Buddy! Please install a KILL SWITCH under your tractor seat, cheap insurance. No preaching, just a suggestion. Gary :D
by tinman080
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Business changes
Replies: 7
Views: 2376

Re: Model T Business changes

Memories of an old junker car you nursed along, your kids being small.....old age brings memories back. I think T fans all love the old memories. :)
by tinman080
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: home made rotisserie
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: home made rotisserie

Yeah the extended pipe will be pinned. I'm putting a spring loaded stop pin into a drilled plate so I can lock the position every 15 degrees or so. I'm headed towards 70. there won't be too heavy a project on this by me. My main focus will be spinning a frame to make work easier on my back.lol The n...
by tinman080
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: home made rotisserie
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

home made rotisserie

I built a rotisserie to assist in doing all the welding, painting, etc that I need to do on my various projects. I built it from 1/4'' wall steel pipe, 1200 lb capacity casters and my MIG. A short pipe enables it to be rolled around out of the way for storage. I'm not quite finished, a couple more h...
by tinman080
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 419
Views: 52213

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Drinkin beer and looking at old iron is great. Sure has a better ring than sitting around drinkin beer and looking at old wood!



Whaaaat??? :D
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by tinman080
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 4460

Re: Virginia State Inspection

I'd be willing to bet that your inspection station will have to defend putting that sticker on your car. If taken to task the garage could lose their state inspection license for several months, even a year. Reporting a misstep by an inspection station would be a positive action in this trooper's re...
by tinman080
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 115
Views: 15648

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

when you are fabricating why you just take steel or wood and remove anything that doesn't look like what you want to make.....
by tinman080
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for easy way to check toe-in
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: looking for easy way to check toe-in

Way toed out- vehicle wanders left and rt. Way toed in tires scuffing and slow to center. Wiggle the wheel a little and check again. Worn front end won't toe.
by tinman080
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T Military Photo
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Old Photo - T Military Photo

A little clearer. Looks like side curtains.
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by tinman080
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass spotlight, open car windshield clamp mount.
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Brass spotlight, open car windshield clamp mount.

SOLD SOLD THANKS Tim, AND MTFCA
by tinman080
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Solid brass salesman's/peddler's box outside handle
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Solid brass salesman's/peddler's box outside handle

For sale a solid brass handle, very substansial in excellent condition. I purchased it for a project but didn't use it. Very smooth and very old. It rotates perfectly. $68.00 shipped. Thanks, Gary Size shown in photos 1109171914 (Small).jpg 1109171915 (Small).jpg 1109171916 (Small).jpg 1109171916a (...
by tinman080
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 5233

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

Just as soon as the ground water gets contaminated by Mercury waste from the new light bulbs or other heavy metal waste from scrapping electric cars there will be the worst outcry from the VERY left-wing wackos that are now insisting on the current conversion to electrics. Let a few million scrap ca...
by tinman080
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT--But really need Ebay help!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3028

Re: OT--But really need Ebay help!!!!

Be upfront with the buyer. Message him with the explanation. Refund at the same time. Always review your eBay posting several times before final submission. If you have used Buy it Now before their blasted software tries to write your next ad for you. Check it once, PREVIEW it twice....then your eBa...
by tinman080
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Model A 21" wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: WTB: Model A 21" wheels

I have a nice one. Forest, Va 434-534-423 Oh $45.00 Shipping is probably pricey
by tinman080
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass spotlight, open car windshield clamp mount.
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Brass spotlight, open car windshield clamp mount.

Nice old brass spotlight. Works well, cloth wiring. Reflector is very servicable. a couple very small brass cracks, does not affect operation or looks. Brass ring and black painted body. Steel clamp bolts. '20's era, no switch. $150.00 shipped paypal or check Thanks, Gary brassspotlite (3)6.JPG bras...
by tinman080
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedster brass fog lamps -C.M. Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Speedster brass fog lamps -C.M. Hall

Very decent set of brass fog lamps. Post mount. Comes with Halogen bulbs and reflectors. Convex clear glass lenses. Original reflectors included that need silvering and one has extra bulb hole. Your wiring.Unusual set. $150.00 shipped pay pal or check thanks, Gary DSCN2484.JPG DSCN2482.JPG DSCN2480....
by tinman080
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: speedster flip top cap
Replies: 0
Views: 606

speedster flip top cap

A brand new Speedway large size flip top fuel cap assembly. Brand new, never installed. With screws and gasket. I decided to go another way. Costs $130.00 from them. $115.00 shipped Pay Pal or check. PM me, thanks Gary
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by tinman080
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked hub repair
Replies: 10
Views: 1792

Re: Cracked hub repair

Usually if the question arises about ''is it safe''....it isn't. Don't risk your ride and others safety for a $100.00 part. IMHO :D