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by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early steering arm w/ speedo hole T-282
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Early steering arm w/ speedo hole T-282

SOLD, Thank You MTFCA
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fordson Coil Box - restore or for speedster
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Fordson Coil Box - restore or for speedster

Sold Elsewhere. Thanks for the interest.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28857

Re: Model T Special build.

Darn, saw this pop up and was hoping there might be an update.....but I guess some would say the same about mine.

Sometimes building a entire car just has some enormous undertakings to it.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 4 dip inspection cover and horseshoes
Replies: 5
Views: 451

WTB: 4 dip inspection cover and horseshoes

Looking for a 4 dip inspection cover with the horseshoes bolt retainers. I might be possibly interested in a second set too if available depending on price.

PM me or email (preferred) crazydart400 AT yahoo.com

Located in Albany NY
Thanks
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

henryford2 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:18 pm
What piston are you using with the A crank and rods?

I posted this above, But these are custom Ross Pistons for use with the Fronty head.

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by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Thanks Mike. But as engine guys, you and I know both know its whats under the hood that matters the most.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

just before the cold really set in, i mounted up a body side to see how all of this was coming together.

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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

Rich, I will be running coils and a timer on mine. Just remember, there are plenty of stock bottom end T's out there that can walk all over even a stroker "A" crank conversion. It's the combination of parts that get you the power. Also, more power is great, stopping it going down the road needs to b...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Model A Crank in a T Block - Request Info

I'm having an "A" crank conversion done right now....easiest way to get a stroker engine done, buy a SCAT crankshaft. I decided for other various reasons to use a stock A crank (stock length), but the work involved is quite lengthy. Being the work is already done so to speak, take Kevin's and Dan's ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 24-25 Windshield Stanchions
Replies: 1
Views: 222

SOLD 24-25 Windshield Stanchions

SOLD SOLD SOLD
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Snow in October in Montana

Way to early for this weather to move in. Last year it was early also (but two weeks later than now). I'm not ready at all.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1999

Re: 2 up 2 down line boring done!!

Oh, I know how long projects like this take, I just hope it doesn't take to long to actually hear it.
Nice work Les, I wouldn't expect anything less from you.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac project
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: Frontenac project

Someone got a great deal! Wish it was me!
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4771

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

I don't have any good side shots of my build, but I can tell you 5" - 5.5" drop is probably all you'd want to do, and maintain a decent oil pan clearance. Lower is possible of course, but getting 5" is pretty easy and seems to be the most common. All of my drop is via my modified frame and I split t...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin dual exhaust manifold
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Chaffin dual exhaust manifold

Damn Hank....well, I wouldn't expect anything less. That's awesome!
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: 1925 Roadster wood

Except that Leon passed away.

I don't know what became of the plans, thought I had read someone might have gotten them to try and reproduce again in the future.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: windshield stanchions for 23-25 T
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: WTB: windshield stanchions for 23-25 T

I have a set, contact me at crazydart400@yahoo.com with your info. Thanks
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Pistons for use in T block with A crank and rods.
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: WTB Pistons for use in T block with A crank and rods.

If you luck out, and don't mind emptying your wallet, Ross pistons will make you a beautiful forged set to your specs. Just got mine, they were $800.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Shimmy on 1926
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Wheel Shimmy on 1926

From you third statement of installing a washer, to me that indicates some new spindle bushings and probably new pins should be installed. Hopefully the axle hole and threads are ok. Might be a good time to go through the whole front-end and inspect and redo or readjust everything.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

Thank You all, this was very helpful. Oddly enough the pinion was not on a closed spool housing, but the vehicle was such a mish mash of parts I am really not surprised. I just wanted to harvest the gear for another project, but when i saw the hyatt had come all apart, I grew concerned. The pinion w...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

I don't know Norman, here is the one in the classifieds and you can clearly see the Ford script and it also has the notches instead of the bevel like most gears do. I think this might be a running change at some point. Yes, mine was rubbing on the back of what was left from the hyatt bearing, so my ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Pinion gear---is this normal?

Are there notches on the backside of this 11 tooth pinion normal? I assumed they were caused by a hyatt bearing that came apart, but I see one in the classified that has the notches also. Mine definitely had a little wear on the flat surface from the bearing, but if the notch is normal, maybe I'll j...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: T-282 straight steering arme with speedo hole
Replies: 0
Views: 261

T-282 straight steering arme with speedo hole

I have a pretty nice T-282 straight style steering arm with speedometer hole. Threads in good shape.

$38 shipped to the lower $48 states

PM or contact me at crazydart400 AT yahoo.com


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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Rear axle parts
Replies: 3
Views: 442

WTB: Rear axle parts

Hi all, I am looking for some good Hyatts and good 11-40 ring and pinion gears.

PM me or email: crazydart400 AT yahoo.com
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Wheel adapters

19" and 21" A wheels have the same bolt pattern.
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Very interesting thread and some great pictures of some very nice work. Just wondering Chad,...the one photo of the front end that shows other than Model A king pins. Is that a Model A front end with later Ford front end brakes, spindles, king pins, etc, etc? Just wondering,.....harold Harold, It i...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: Wilcox auction?

Wow, prices were truly all over the place. Amazing some of the cars were as cheap as they were....but obviously I was not there to actually look at them. I hear what your saying on the conditions by the area, company doing it, and such having a possible effect on the prices. It just seems to me that...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

Just a thought R.V., but also make them sold as bolts AND nuts in a set. This would ensure people are getting the correct parts together. You can obviously sell them separately too. I know when I bought mine, I had to buy the bolts from you and the nuts elsewhere. I realize you didn't have them back...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1619

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

Good post Chad on the modifications that need to be done for the aluminum radiator to fit. It sounds like you could have a new core put in an original radiator if you paid someone to modify and buy an aluminum one. Some have the skills to do it and others not so much so that would be an issue for s...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1619

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

Dennis, I wasn't saying you were wrong in any way, you were correct in your post. I am sorry if you took that as me saying you were.

Being I have one in hand, I looked hard and long at it and the list I came up with was pretty comprehensive.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1619

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

I get we all like to joke and have fun, but I feel that deters some to the original posters asking the question. Might even turn them sour on the forum with all the smart ass answers. Just saying, take it for what its worth all you complaining no new people want to join in this hobby. Now that I hav...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Chad I have bolt on dimple bars if you need to borrow them for the A crank throws. Pretty simple, just heat the areas and hammer down where the voids are. Hank Hey Hank, For the A crank, I'm going to build a Fronty style pan so no worries on the clearance. I am not sure who's this is, but this is w...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Chad, What is your engine builder charging(roughly) to do the A crank and Cam? Trying to determine if I want to go that route. Tim I'll just say between 1-2k (don't want to pin anyone down), Shipping was $325 there. I supplied all the parts, Cam, bearing cores, stock A crank that was cleaned and ma...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

I'm so glad you posted your GOW-job here too! Yeehaw! Summer sure dragged me down! ;) I hear ya loud and clear. Or am I waiting for the OT project to "go to town" here... Itchin' for more Chad. :) Duey, Thank You. I'm itchin' for more to, I just don't know how fast I can get it done. I have some wa...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Thank You for the response Allan, I appreciate it. Yes, not much dust here either. So I am not overly worried about it....however I did have thoughts of making a setup for a real air filter just for such occasions. A friend of mine had to sell me on the SU, they do have some great benefits and as yo...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Chad, You have been busy. Glad to see you posting again .... Looks good... Thank You Donnie. Feels good to post some. I have and have not been busy depends on the day, and sometimes the hour. While still younger than some here, I have ambition issues....or may be it's time issues...money issues? Ye...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Chad, there are much earlier versions of the S U carburetor which would be closer to your aim of using pre 1935 parts. They work in the same way, but are constructed differently, with some brass components. The larger sizes are a little more difficult to come by. Based on the type of air cleaner on...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Thanks Hank, your one of the big parts in this also.

A week off home on vacation, even with a messed up back, I made substantial progress this week alone.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1975

By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

I prefer to use the early term Gow Job, rather than speedster. To me, a Gow is a modified full body car where a speedster tends to have a smaller (or none) homemade body, and sometimes a single seat car. In another thread, some requested me to post pics. So here goes. Started about three years ago. ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Head Bolts

I too don't like the short thread engagement of the stock bolts. I wish someone would make exact looking thicker heads from the stock Ford on a longer bolt. I too have cleaned the threads (7/16" x 14 for those that don't know) and then measured the depth with the depth portion on a digital micromete...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Model T Forums Dead

My apologies David. I did read into that wrong. It was kind of open ended the way it was written.

However, I feel my statements are valid for other people on this forum, I wasn't trying to pick on you exclusively...although it probably seems that way.
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Model T Forums Dead

5 clicks if I want to post a photo, attachment, add file, select picture, open file, place inline vs 3 for FB, photo, click, open. Look at night and you will see 5 members on and 125 guests. You can post a question, see over 100 hits, and no responses to your question. Then there is Dallas and Hank...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Model T Forums Dead

Amazing though you all want to see speedster stuff, and that a good friend of mine posts his speedster stuff and damn near gets shunned. It's still mostly model T and very ingenuitive....but it does have an A engine/trans. Mine is being setup to run an A trans, and has a complete A steering and fron...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: H/C pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: H/C pistons

If I recall right, it is approximately 5- 5.5 to 1. As a person that builds modern performance engines, and have been delving into T engines specs heavily for a couple of my own builds, I can absolutely tell you any number given is just a wild guess until components are measure via liquid and a bure...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Model T Forums Dead

dmdeaton wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:29 pm
CHAD
I would love to see your speedster stuff. Mine is about half finished and gathering parts for another. I used to build boats and want to build a wood frame ribbed body
Maybe we need a speedster forum
Pretty sure you have seen it on the HAMB. We have chatted before.
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1844

Re: Model T Forums Dead

I used to post, but most people don't care for my speedster stuff even though it's still T....mostly anyhow.

I got new pistons today............
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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Specialty Motor Cams
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Specialty Motor Cams

For what it's worth, with my experience in engine building, the best thing to do first is ask the cam manufacture what they recommend. Have you called Specialty Motor Company? They are very helpful I have found recently myself. It's my understanding Bill is retired from the business. Second thing, f...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 5213

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Pulled the mock up engine to liberate some parts to use on another block.
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by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Original Fronty head color

I do agree, The shop bill wasn't hard to swallow, about what I figured actually. Plus add in all the rest of the parts, It adds up real quick. I don't think alot of the people consider the total costs to do machine shop work. I didn't get the head cheap, but I think the price was definitely fair (ev...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Original Fronty head color

@Susanne, To the best of what I have found the SR and SOHC / DOCH versions were the more red, reddish-orange. The R is still a single port head. All you need is the casting. The valves and guides are probably junk. You can use Big Block Chevy exhaust valves (1.88") at a +.100" length, they might hav...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 1924 Touring body front half SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: 1924 Touring body front half $400

SOLD SOLD SOLD
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Original Fronty head color

Just for future reference, The paint was mixed and while the color is hard to pickup with a camera and on screen, it is what I call "machine grey", or a very light mossy green. it is a grey green color, popularly seen on large shop machine equipment. This is to my best research over several weeks, t...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 1924 Touring body front half SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: 1924 Touring body front half

SOLD SOLD SOLD
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand brake lever issues.
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Hand brake lever issues.

These are not hard to replace and don't require anything special to do. I even replace the pawl lever while I am at it. If your total low buck on this, you said you had several, pull the rod from another one and just get the new rivet to attach it to the handle. To me that's the best cheapest soluti...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 1924 Touring body front half SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: 1924 Touring body front half

[SOLD SOLD SOLD
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 1924 Touring body front half SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

SOLD 1924 Touring body front half SOLD

SOLD SOLD SOLD
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer Available
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Spindles with straight steering arms

Thanks gentleman. I do realize the grooved spindle is not what I would use personally. As mentioned in my ad, the arms are the real value here.

If someone just wants the arms, I will remove them. Just trying to clear out some parts that are around here.
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 7277

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

We seriously need a like button for posts like this.

Hank, Thank You
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer Available
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Spindles with straight steering arms

No Longer Available
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer Available
Replies: 5
Views: 713

No Longer Available

No Longer Available
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Original Fronty head color

Thanks Hank. Im curious what you come up with. If indeed single port heads such as mine were a different color, I find that very interesting. I know it probably doesn't matter to most, but now that I have been researching it, it matters to me. No one has documented this to the best of my knowledge. ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo oil level gauge for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Rajo oil level gauge for sale

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by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fronty head color
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Original Fronty head color

Hoping someone has seen an original Fronty head to have seen the color they were painted. I'm trying to get as close as I can on mine if possible for a period build. I found an old post that said they were painted to a similar color as mid-late 20's chevy which was a gray-green...im almost thinking ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You meet the nicest people with a Model T.
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: You meet the nicest people with a Model T.

Radial power as backup engine on the sail boat Hank?

Agree with you Dallas, Hank and I have recently had some really great conversations as of late. Truly a wealth of knowledge.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Found a little more info. This is a pic of the seat riser from the car (not in my possession yet). It is meta and has a hole for a starter switch. So according to the sites encyclopedia it should be the earliest of 1920 (as 1918-1919 cars had wooden seat frames, and starters were first introduced 19...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Is there anything else I can use to pin down a date on this body? Or is it just going to be 17- 22

I think some of the pieces that may further ID the year I don't have, but I appreciate any help. Thank You
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Also, are doors from '24-'25 interchangeable with an earlier body like mine?
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Yes, It has the large caps, but that makes sense being its a low cowl body. Hank, when you say dash, do you mean the "firewall" or are you talking the "instrument panel"? The "firewall" I received with the body is a non stock plywood with a metal band around the top and just down the top curve part ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

I just picked up a low cowl roadster body. Is there any way to figure out what the year is? I can post lots of pics, but I'd just be guessing. Tell me what I should be looking for or you want to see to help me ID it. Thank You forum for your help.
Roadster body 1.1.jpg
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

Yesterday, I would have been BEGGING you to somehow ship the side panels and back panel to me. But I think I am ok with what I have.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts

Found! Thank you Hank and MTFCA!
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 412

WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts

I am looking for a nice, ORIGINAL, not beat up set of nuts (6) that go on the bolts for the main caps. Need to have great threads, no rounded corners and no bent or missing tabs on the castle portion.

Please send a pic and contact me at crazydart400 AT yahoo DOT com .
Thank You
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 2398

Re: The File mystery

Sacrificial anode to keep the gas clean.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing front crossmember wear
Replies: 14
Views: 1533

Re: Repairing front crossmember wear

The clamp was loose, and there was an assortment of washers between the nuts and the lower clamp plate, and still lots of room between the pin hole and the castellations on the nuts. Jim, that could be a front mount for a TT (Ton Truck). Somehow one ended up on my '25 car chassis and I have the sam...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer Available
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Rusty and rough 26-27 pickup box with talgate

***Sold***
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No Longer Available
Replies: 2
Views: 696

No Longer Available

****SOLD***
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by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 2814

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

Normal operating procedures for them. Been happening for years. You can search to your hearts content. I also had heard that one of the major vendors was going to drop them because of all the hassles. Not sure if that ever happened or not.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 2375

Re: My Shop Stinks

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I*m going to try some different things to see what works. Guess cleaning out my parts washer wouldn't hurt a thing either. Always had an old car smell but its a lot worse for some reason. That right there is a big source. Anything like that is going to create o...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 104
Views: 10584

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

I do not know what to do about the front frame corners. That shape does not look original but I am not sure what shape to make it or how. Both front frame corner sides have the same bent-looking shape. Also the front spring clamps seem to be missing. I don't see that Lang's sells them for earlier t...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 2375

Re: My Shop Stinks

It might help to narrow down what the odor is. I have three cars in my garage, and nobody has ever mentioned anything, nor do I ever smell anything. I can tell you if I fire up a vehicle in the garage for more than just pulling it out, then yes, it will stick of exhaust for a day or two after.....I ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Springs
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Valve Springs

Scott, I don't necessarily disagree with you. But alot of the good running T's I see run 35-40 pretty regularly. They all have been rebuilt in some manner, not all have Scat cranks. My T, personally likes 25-33, I'm OK with that. The next engine will be much more refined. Jim, you probably already k...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drag link flex
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Drag link flex

I agree with others on checking all the rest of the steering first. Pull the front wheels and pull the tie rod off each spindle so you get a good idea of drag if any. If after all of that you still feel strongly about adding reinforcement, I used the ends of the draglink inserted into some DOM steel...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 104
Views: 10584

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Good start and you have more to start with than I did. Hopefully that 4 dip pan is good enough to use and not rusted out.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

You guys are awesome as usual. That is the info I needed to continue on my calculations. Thank You very much. Hap, bore and stroke, as well as head chamber size, piston - or + volume, and head gasket volume are all needed to accurately calculate compression. Most are satisfied with assumptions and p...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

Thats great Kevin! Thank You ----whats the bore diameter on them?
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

I'm just trying to accurately measure for compression ratio. I don't have a head gasket in my possession at this time. This is information I'd like to pass to my camshaft builder doing a custom grind.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Overhead head gasket measurements

Hoping someone has a overhead head gasket (that would fit an 8 valve head such as a Fronty or Rajo). I am hoping you can measure the bore size and thickness for me. It really would help if you have a used gasket as it's already squished, but I've got a good idea of what the difference would be if yo...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun May 31, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 8320

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Wow Jim, You sure do get around. This is probably the last place I expected to see you. I have followed you for years with your other cars on Drag Week. Finally met you briefly at Atco last year. Congrats on the car, it looks great.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun May 31, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

I for one would love to see flow data on any of these heads. I am trying to find a flow bench locally that would flow my Fronty T head.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat May 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "I promise you this, pal..."
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: "I promise you this, pal..."

No one can ever replace true friendship. I hope you are able to eventually get a T. Hang around here enough and might happen sooner than you think.