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by thom
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 26
Views: 546

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

20 responses to your question and you didn't get scolded. I'm surprised. Water pumps tend to be a "heated" topic, almost like religion or politics, it seems, among T people. Our '21 Touring has a water pump on it that the previous owner had installed and I left it on. Personally, I don't think I wou...
by thom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wanting demountables for our '21 Touring
Replies: 1
Views: 113

wanting demountables for our '21 Touring

I would like to gather up a set of demounables for our '21 Touring. I thought this might be a good start. These are about an hour away, and they're cheap.https://images.craigslist.org/00505_iV62AauvYfE_0CI0lM_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00707_wYQsuMzYlH_0CI0lM_600x450.jpg https://image...
by thom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

TWrenn wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Priceless eh? Do I smell "scam"???
Like somebody rubbing two insurance policies together to start a fire?
Doesn't seem likely.
by thom
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

I think one wheel on our T has been repaired at some time in the past with a screw in place of one of the rivets, like shown on the ModelTFordFix.com site. There is a swap meet coming up here on Oct 2-3 and I will look for some wheels (and other parts) for our '21 Touring. My problem with the wheels...
by thom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Careful with RTV
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Careful with RTV

I managed an auto parts store in the 80s that had a full automotive machine shop. We took in a newly rebuilt (non-T) engine that had been built elsewhere and failed after a very short time. My tech found that it had failed due to oil starvation because the oil pickup screen was filled completely wit...
by thom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Who is this in this ad??

Hey, knowing Steve has a set on his car makes me want a set on mine that much more! ;)
by thom
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Who is this in this ad??

They couldn't have found a better model! :lol:
My hero!
by thom
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

Good luck. I wish I had known a little more about wheels when I bought our '21 Touring. I would never have bought a T with non-demountable, wood felloe wheels. I thought the car was a good deal, and it would have been even better if not for the wood felloe wheels. A word to other potential T buyers....
by thom
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

I would like to have a couple of the "keep the 18th amendment" stickers. I'd put one in he windshield of my Model T and Model A! :D
by thom
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Different....

If it had been the guy I thought, from Finland, here's a video of his home-built penny farthing bicycle.
https://youtu.be/OptGmDkEwJs
I have one with a 52" front wheel.
by thom
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Different....

The guy needs to stick to building killer bicycles. He has built a fantastic replica penny-farthing and a forkless bike that is amazing to see. :shock:
https://youtu.be/7qiR7E3dpjk
by thom
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Shriner T's

thom wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 pm
They depress me, seeing the things done to Model Ts :(
Pardon me, I thought we were talking about those ridiculous Ts with altered wheelbases so they do wheelies, or the two front ends put together on the same chassis. Clown cars.
by thom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shriner T's
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Shriner T's

They depress me, seeing the things done to Model Ts :(
by thom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T tool at the flea market
Replies: 6
Views: 662

T tool at the flea market

I found this today.
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It won't work on our T though, because we have new one-piece valves without the little depressions to turn them with. For a buck I couldn't leave it behind though.
by thom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: one rear wheel,non de-mountable, wood felloe
Replies: 1
Views: 512

WANTED: one rear wheel,non de-mountable, wood felloe

I would like to buy 1(one), or 2 (two) rear wheel(s) for our '21 Touring. They are non-demountable, wood felloes with 30 x 3 1/2 tires. I need good, ready to use wheels please. Thanks.
by thom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old car fest
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Old car fest

CANCELED
by thom
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1701

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I will not/would not buy a Model T that had been changed to 12 volts. I also don't want a T that does not have the original 4 coil ignition system, no distributors for me. I like 'em the way Henry intended. My '21 has a water pump but I have the parts necessary to remove it eventually. :) Mine has w...
by thom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: wobbly rear wheel

I thought that I had studied up on Model Ts enough to know what we wanted 3 years ago when we bought our '21 Touring for what I thought was a very good price. I wish I had known that wooden felloe wheels were the least desireable, most PITA ones to have. I knew I would rather have had de-mountables ...
by thom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: wobbly rear wheel

I did not remove the wheel from the car, I removed the tire, replaced the tube and tire with the wheel on the car. I probably got too aggressive when remounting the tire and moved the rim to the inside of the felloes? I would love to be able to remove the tire and realign the rim with the rest of th...
by thom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

wobbly rear wheel

Our '21 Touring ran smoothly until I recently replaced the tube in the left rear tire. Now we have the shakes at any speed above about 10 MPH. The wheels are non-demountables. No spokes are loose that I can tell and the 30x3 1/2 tire appears to be seated properly on the rim. I am willing to build a ...
by thom
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

My first thought was a loose spark plug or possibly two piece plug not screwed together tight enough. Then you have one of those d**m explosion whistles that I hate so much! :evil:
by thom
Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Happy Birthday

We drove ours to Walt's Chicken Shack and got some take-out then went to a local park to eat our supper. Nice evening ride and good meal. :D
I'd like to know how many serial numbers are between ours and the 5 millionth one. :!:
by thom
Wed May 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

Model Ts aren't supposed to have distributors.
by thom
Wed May 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Happy Birthday

Our '21 Touring will be 99 years old tomorrow, the 28th. I hope the weather will be nice so we can go for a drive. :D
by thom
Tue May 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3206

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

Since I was in 4th grade, I have always wanted a Model T Ford as a daily car. They're just beautiful machines, what can say. Well, fast-forward 6 years and I am now on the fence between a Ford Model T going 45 mph and a Ford Model A going 65 mph. It's hard to choose between vintage qualities and re...
by thom
Sun May 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6323

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

My wife and have ridden the '21 touring some, just waiting for the guy to call saying he's ready for me to bring it to get the top installed. :D
by thom
Fri May 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handy accessory
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: handy accessory

Years ago my cousin's husband and I went, in my car, to buy three small pigs. The seller caught the three we picked and put them in burlap sacks, tying the sacks closed. We put the sacks in the rear floor of my car and started home. A short way down the road I checked the rear view mirror and found ...
by thom
Fri May 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: handy accessory
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: handy accessory

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/184345.jpg
This is the one I meant to post earlier.
by thom
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is the T?
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Where is the T?

My reply might be a little OT but we went to drive-in church last Sunday, in our Model A. Here's a pic thru the windshield of the preacher in the bed of a truck. He was wearing a mic.
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by thom
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting lube working too well?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: tire mounting lube working too well?

I went to the local NAPA store and bought a gallon of Ru-glyde. That should be a life time supply at my age. :lol:
by thom
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting lube working too well?
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

tire mounting lube working too well?

I've had both front tires off and back on the wheels on the front of our '21Touring at least once each, maybe twice on one. I found that Go-Jo hand cleaner worked very well for mounting lube. I'm now dealing with at least one rear, maybe both. I wonder if the hand cleaner would work too well on rear...
by thom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to build my HCCT
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Time to build my HCCT

A good spring cleaning/reorganizing for my garage is way overdue. I need to make a place for everything and put everything in it's place. I've had a spare flywheel and magneto for quite some time,as well as a transmission shaft. I think the smart thing to do would be to build a HCCT. I've looked at ...
by thom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: look what i found
Replies: 11
Views: 1564

Re: look what i found

Almost looks "cartoonish" doesn't it?
by thom
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 2444

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

I suggest that those of us that have other interests besides Model Ts try to get in the habit of visiting the OT category often, and liven it up a bit. Those not interested can stay on the T page and be happy. James and Robert be prepared to get blasted for posting this. I can almost predict by whom...
by thom
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford marked pliers
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Ford marked pliers

You can pinch your fingers and hands easily when trying to use those as a screwdriver. Ask me how I know. :lol:
by thom
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: bridge washers

I'm wondering if somehow when I was wrestling the too-long stem into the tire, the bridge washer might have turned sideways, thus holding off the tire beads from the rim? Maybe I will find out when I break it back down.
by thom
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: bridge washers

I did pretty much the same as Mr Carter in his how-to. My tube looked like the one in pic 6b when I took it out. Only thing is, the only stems I had were probably truck stems and were about 5" long. I had a little trouble getting the tube back in, with the long stem and might have "disturbed?" the s...
by thom
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bridge washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

bridge washers

I had a flat on the rear of our '21 Touring yesterday just as I got home with it. The rear tubes have rubber stems in them and the one that failed was because the stem broke off at the base. I removed the tube and put in a metal(brass) stem, like I have done earlier on both fronts. I used a bridge w...
by thom
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 3219

Re: free starts

Judging from starter ring tooth "decay" I believe most engines, at least all that I have ever had experience with tend to stop in the same place, give or take a few teeth. I've known of folks removing ring gears from flywheels, turning them to a less worn spot and reinstalling them. A lot of work, b...
by thom
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 7110

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I got our '21 Touring back together after replacing all eight valves. We rode it some and it seems fine. I got 11 free starts in a row the first day back together. Now I will start doing what I can to prepare it for the top installation. I have a top kit and have talked to a man not far from here in...
by thom
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: T pics

I can look at pics like the middle one all day long. But I can't understand why anyone would want to make a T look like the car in the first pic. It's an acquired taste thing I guess, and in my three score + years I haven't acquired it. Oh well, to each his own, live and let live. :roll:
by thom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 3219

free starts

I've got a free start from time to time with our '21 but today after I cleaned the timer and plugs when I got in it to go for a ride I got 11 free starts in a row. Then I "bumped" the starter with the switch off, tried it again and got 4 more. Several hours later I went out to the garage and got in ...
by thom
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the road again
Replies: 1
Views: 335

On the road again

I got the new valves in our '21 Touring and got the manifolds to stop leaking, after having them off and back on three times. Today I cleaned the plugs and the New-Day timer and it runs good again. I first thought maybe I should have set the valves a little closer but now that I fixed the exhaust le...
by thom
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My .50 wrench works well
Replies: 3
Views: 694

My .50 wrench works well

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The time came to reattach the exhaust pipe to the manifold today. I found that the plumbing wrench that I bought for .50 at the local flea market worked fine. Tomorrow I will clean the yellow paint off and "restore" it, giving it the attention it deserves. :)
by thom
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: installing new valves, finally

Guess I'll be ok 'cause I never took none of them wooden nickels Papa always told me not to. :lol:
by thom
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: installing new valves, finally

My manifold gaskets came from Lang's so I had planned to start Monday morning and finish putting the T back together. While cleaning the intake and exhaust ports with a wire brush on my grinder I also went across the core/expansion plugs. I'm glad I did because the center one showed to have a hole i...
by thom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: a garage mate for our '21 T?

If you look closely you can tell that the head is a newer( '28) model. The '19 head would have one exhaust port, making for a unique manifold. The manifold on the engine in the pics of the car I posted is "home made". I believe '28 Chevrolet heads are a one year only and the only ones that are used ...
by thom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

a garage mate for our '21 T?

This is for sale near me. I'm tempted. It's a 1919 Chevrolet 490.
https://images.craigslist.org/00606_jf0 ... 00x450.jpg
Forgive me Henry.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 7110

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I put the last 4 valves in today & cleaned the block & head to prepare for installing. Waiting on the manifold gaskets coming from Lang's. It's been apart since October.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 2695

Re: Massacre (photo)

depressing photo.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 10148

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I got 4 of the valves back in. Halfway there! Ordered a new manifold gasket set from Lang's. I have a new head gasket already.
by thom
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 4260

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

We've had our '21 Touring since Sept 2016. 0910162001 (1).jpg Here is the first pic I ever took of it when I found it on a trailer for sale in a parking lot of a steak house in Pigeon Forge TN. 0204171256.jpg Here it is sometime later on the day it was ready for the first start up of the rebuilt eng...
by thom
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: installing new valves, finally

I went back to the garage and worked on it some more before I waited on a response. I had let some water spill down into the valve openings when removing the head and failed to blow it all out I suppose. The guide in #4 cylinder must have had a little rust formed in the weeks since tear-down. I wrap...
by thom
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 990

installing new valves, finally

Sometime ago a valve failed in the engine of our '21 Touring. I am replacing all 8 original valves that were reused when the engine was rebuilt. I am now able to work on it again and have all the valves adjusted except for #8. I have not installed the springs,washers, and pins yet and will have to d...
by thom
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 2441

Re: Turn signals

As much as I like the extra "insurance" that turn signals provide, especially after dark, I cannot bring myself to install them on our '21 Touring or our '28 A Coupe. I hate the look of ANY add-on lights. They ruin the looks of the cars, in my eyes. If I find some magnetic or clamp-on lights that co...
by thom
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: check this out
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: check this out

I used to be rather talented myself, 50 years ago. Probably not nearly as good as this guy though. I'm too shaky to draw a round wheel now. :( I'm gonna have my grandson watch this video with me when he's here again in a few days. We've bought him all the art supplies he has ask for and will get mor...
by thom
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: check this out
Replies: 4
Views: 874

check this out

My oldest grandson is an artist. I want to encourage him all I can. This is not him but this is good.

https://youtu.be/OeZi-OzKxMk
by thom
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

For that kind of money I could buy a complete T, with a body. :lol:
by thom
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 9999

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Our church leadership decided to cancel the usual Sunday school/Bible study and just have worship service, advising we forego the usual hugging and handshaking and go with elbow bumps instead. I can understand precautjons being taken in times like these, and I know that there will always be those am...
by thom
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lizzie’s grandchild
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Lizzie’s grandchild

I just noticed the banner that read "This is a Model T website " is missing. Just saying.
by thom
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A better heater
Replies: 3
Views: 944

A better heater

I found a better heater that we had for our T. (thanks Larry) I had found a case of the genuine Clark fuel bricks some time ago.
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by thom
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale MTFCA VHS Tapes all new on sale
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: For Sale MTFCA VHS Tapes all new on sale

I too would like to have one of each. If anyone finds a good place to see a list of what was made please post a link. Thanks.
by thom
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Re: not model T Continental engine

My '52 Massey Harris Pony tractor uses a Continental 4 cyl engine.
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by thom
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted:dead or alive- brass carb
Replies: 2
Views: 616

wanted:dead or alive- brass carb

I need a brass carb, internal parts not necessary, for a display engine only, external parts/linkage would be nice. What do you have?
by thom
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question for those who have actually adjusted valves
Replies: 3
Views: 645

question for those who have actually adjusted valves

For those who have adjusted valves in a T with adjustable lifters, have you found that the 10 degrees per turn of adjustment gets .001 adjustment to be true? I'm curious. I suppose only if the lifter is threaded 3/8x24 tpi ? Knowing that would make things a little quicker once you determine approxim...
by thom
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not a Chebby, but I was a Private
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: It’s not a Chebby, but I was a Private

Makes me think,I'd like to stumble on a barn find deal in a Corvette. I would sell that thing and buy two or three more Model Ts! ;)
by thom
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 36
Views: 3622

Re: model B Ford update

From either side that is a beautiful engine.
by thom
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

Every time I need something for our Model A I wish Lang's had Model A parts. They're my go-to for T parts, like I said in an earlier post.
by thom
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: First drive is in a T

I wonder if the tester could have driven it?
by thom
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: First drive is in a T

2019080495134430.jpg This past summer I posted pics of my 9 and 11 year old grandsons both taking their first drive in our '21 Touring. I think they both gained at least one hat size that day. Papa was sure proud. Our 3 year old was ready to take his turn but we thought it better to wait another ye...
by thom
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona

Too much "butchery" depresses the crap outa me. :(
by thom
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Floor Heater
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Floor Heater

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by thom
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: checking out a timer relocator
Replies: 3
Views: 754

checking out a timer relocator

A good friend has a timer relocator that I am going to go have a look at. He's pretty sure he has the gear for the cam. I hope so. I guess the relocator isn't worth anything without it. He thinks it includes a "modern looking" distributor cap and wires. That part I don't much like. I really don't wa...
by thom
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gotta get busy and get our T back together
Replies: 2
Views: 728

gotta get busy and get our T back together

I've been lazy, and busy with other things over the Christmas holidays and haven't got the new valves put in our '21 Touring yet. I have the head off and the old valves out already. The stems have been cut on the new valves and I have tried two or three and found that I will have enough adjustment w...
by thom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 3181

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Sellers should know that potential buyers, like me, can often detect a bad attitude or just a crappy personality in general by the wording of the ads. One seller on here I have seen has had some stuff several times that I would probably have bought but I'll be danged if I'll deal with him because of...
by thom
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

I've been dealing with Lang's for about 3 years and the service has always been great.
by thom
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trying Evaporust for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

trying Evaporust for the first time

I've been meaning to try Evaporust for quite some time, but have not. I've sandblasted and used electrolysis with success for years on car parts, tools, garden tractor parts, Coleman lantern & stove parts, and other "stuff". My favorite local hardware store( actually the only one I shop at) has a 5 ...
by thom
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: watching parking at the holiday excursion
Replies: 2
Views: 673

watching parking at the holiday excursion

While watching the videos of the current, and the prior, southern California Holiday Motor Excursions it occurred to me that I sure hope some of the participants can drive their vintage vehicles better that they can park them. Next time you watch one see what I mean. :shock:
by thom
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Model A Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Model A Generator

It looks to me like someone was cleaning in up on a lathe and got a little careless. :shock:
by thom
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Merry Christmas!

Personally, I'd like to see an absence of alcohol and rain. Seems like here locally around Christmas or New Years a family gets destroyed by a drunk driver every year. I hate to say it but it's true. In my opinion, bring back Prohibition. :x
by thom
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: timer relocater(or?)

My handicap makes it difficult to access the timer on our T. :oops: I believe I could service it much easier when necessary if it was relocated higher.
by thom
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

timer relocater(or?)

A friend has a timer relocater, I guess. He was calling it a distributor but says you reuse the four original coils with it, so I'm guessing it must be a relocater(or?). I'm thinking about going to have a look at it. Anybody running one? You like it? Seems like a good idea to me. :?:
by thom
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

Good for you Allan. I hate to see them converted if they can't be "unconverted".
by thom
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 wrench adjustable lifters
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: 3 wrench adjustable lifters

I had actually thought about something like that. I might hit Harbor Fright tomorrow and see what I can find. I have some small(ish) needle nose vice grips but there might be something smaller and/or better. :idea:
by thom
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 wrench adjustable lifters
Replies: 6
Views: 811

3 wrench adjustable lifters

I just ordered all new valves for our '21 Touring after the #1 exhaust valve failed. The engine is a fresh, complete rebuild but the previous owner/rebuilder chose to recondition and reuse old valves. I am replacing them with new, one piece valves, after I had my local machine shop cut .050 off the ...
by thom
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15,000,000 Ford video
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: 15,000,000 Ford video

I had seen only a few seconds and still shots of this video before. I love seeing more of it. Seeing all the Ts and T era cars is great and I love Henry's Quadracycle. I have studied pictures and videos of it for years and would love to build/own a good replica of it. The one "modern" addition I wo...
by thom
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 1722

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

I can't help thinking "what a shame". I'd like to have that body they took off! :lol:
by thom
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 1820

Re: I'm Thankful

Good for you! Let's see more of the plane. :!:
by thom
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 4186

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Nice find. You might pay more for the headlights (and other things you need), than I paid for our complete '21 Touring! :D
by thom
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: Please Id theses parts that I got along with T parts I purchased

Here is a small transmission. A4F98B4B-1B77-433F-8229-9FCCABBD239D.jpeg Is it worth finding a home for these? 1FB2AA34-49B4-41ED-8D29-63E731A45985.jpeg Thanks! Matt You ask "Is it worth finding..." Well if you mean will it put money in your pocket, probably not so much, but it would be a shame to s...
by thom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: generator problems must be contagious
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: generator problems must be contagious

Yeah, he knows how to work on Model T & Model A generators and starters for the locals and even stocks parts for them. :D
by thom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: generator problems must be contagious
Replies: 3
Views: 664

generator problems must be contagious

The generator has not worked on our '21 Touring in the 3 years since we've had the car. I've just been charging the battery monthly and putting off getting it fixed. Now the generator on our '28 A Sport Coupe has quit working too. I suppose I'll take them both to the local starter/alternator/generat...
by thom
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 3864

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I just rewatched Mike Bender's video on installing valves and he said the norm is to have .100 taken off of new valve stems. Maybe I should call my machine shop guy in the morning and tell him to go .100? :?:
by thom
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 3864

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I got all eight new , replacement valves and found that, I believe, the stem to guide fit is good, but as-is with the lifters adjusted all the way "down" I had little or no clearance on some. Today I took all eight new valves to the machine shop and left them with him to get .025 ground off each ste...
by thom
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

Problem is- remove more later means remove valves, replace gaskets, and another trip to the machine shop.
by thom
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

The other seven valves came and I removed a few more of the old ones. I find that some valves have as little as .006 clearance with the adjustable lifters "run all the way down". Not knowing how much adjustment is available in the lifters but knowing that the valves will "sink" some as they seat in,...
by thom
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 2605

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

I get notification that I have a message from you, but no message content.
by thom
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

I looked again and found "my other" valve spring compressor that will work on a T, then went to the local flea market and bought a Sunnen brand one that works even better, for $3.00.
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