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by JP_noonan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5217

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

John, if it were mine, i would wait on a new ring and pinion, as its impossible to clean up wear on the ring, and have it properly seat to whatever pinion you decide to use. Although its not the most difficult task on a T, rebuilding the diff may very well be one of the most important ones, as far a...
by JP_noonan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspections
Replies: 25
Views: 1876

Re: State Inspections

Mass. always has been, and probably always will be, a bureaucratic nightmare. :x That being said, i haven't had that much trouble with my T lately. The first time i brought it for an inspection i explained to the fine man behind the counter that this was a Model T and nobody here would have any idea...
by JP_noonan
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: New Rig

Thanks Duey, will do. ;) I'm still reading all the manuals trying to figure out all the new gadgets i never knew a truck needed. :o
by JP_noonan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 970

New Rig

After having multiple problems continuously on my last 3 trucks, an F-250, a Silverado, and my latest piece of crap a GMC Sierra, my best friend convinced me to think outside the box and buy something different. So that's what i did today in buying my first Toyota. :shock: Being a contractor, i need...
by JP_noonan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 2865

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

How is having the ball full then adding some after it squeezes out under normal operation a bad thing? I would think having it mostly full would be an advantage for a healthy u-joint, and for preventing engine oil from going down the torque tube and into the diff. Me confused. :?
by JP_noonan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser

Dallas and Mark make great points about over filling the diff. I made a gauge out of some welding rod that i measured and bent to be just slightly lower than the bottom of the axle tube. Others may measure differently, but it works for me.
by JP_noonan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Brake shoes on a 19 T-Cruiser

If it were mine i would definitely replace the shoes, they're not that expensive. As far as it being normal, for a Model T, the answer is yes if the seals let go and its not serviced on a regular basis. There is a new neoprene oil seal the vendors sell that is very good at preventing oil migrating f...
by JP_noonan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Ford dealers broadside
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: A Ford dealers broadside

Slanted windshield places it at 23-25. Me thinks. ;)
by JP_noonan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just me or have there been significantly fewer cars for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Just me or have there been significantly fewer cars for sale?

I think you have to pay now to advertise a car for sale, That could be it.
by JP_noonan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1945

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Charles, have you tried pulling in and out on the driveshaft with the joint removed ? , maybe you have some excessive play in the rear axle bearing. Just a thought.
by JP_noonan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photos-Lassen Peak Ca. 1914-15
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Old Photos-Lassen Peak Ca. 1914-15

Ran across these photos and article and thought you may enjoy. ;) I put a link to the article under the photos if you're interested in reading about it.
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https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs022-00/
by JP_noonan
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2561

Re: Oil change ?

Add me to the list of those here who think losing half your engine/trans total capacity in only 300 miles is excessive. :shock: Mine had some minor leaks at the usual places before i had it apart last time. when i put it back together i took some extra time to reduce the leaks, and now all i get is ...
by JP_noonan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An evening drive in Rochester
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: An evening drive in Rochester

Hey Mark, is the chattering you encountered earlier still gone after the oil change?
by JP_noonan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 2120

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

After seeing pics of the destruction that leaving even one rag behind can do, i use an old twin sheet just for this occasion. Plenty of material to stuff every nook and cranny of the trans, with some to spare. When done, pull it all out, no counting needed. ;)
by JP_noonan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes Get Spongy when warm
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes Get Spongy when warm

John, did you use the same hard linings to replace the ones you took off ? If so, it might be something as simple as an adjustment. I know it took me quite a few attempts to get the best and proportionate braking when dealing with the Trans brake lining and the external brakes. I like to set up mine...
by JP_noonan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What If Henry Loved Aviation Just as Much as The Automobile?
Replies: 6
Views: 806

What If Henry Loved Aviation Just as Much as The Automobile?

Ran across this pic, and loved the concept. What people won't do to head on down the road is simply amazing. :lol:
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by JP_noonan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a useful wrench
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: What a useful wrench

Don't ever buy one of these, for some reason it stripped everything it was tried on. :o :D
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by JP_noonan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could it be the Oil ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Could it be the Oil ?!

Mark, if all that violent shaking and shuddering in your video was fixed by just using a thicker oil, I'll be the first to admit i was wrong. :o Drive it and see if the problem returns, if it doesn't, don't worry about it. ;)
by JP_noonan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5217

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Since the engine has already been pulled, i would think you could get a GENERAL idea of the condition of the diff, good or bad by spinning the wheels/pulling in and out on the axles and listening for noises etc...No? :?
by JP_noonan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1805

Re: Help with this mess

Neil, one thing you should definitely do is safety wire those two lower bolts on the U-joint ball cap. ;)
by JP_noonan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 2644

Re: Chattering Brakes

With all due respect, the amount of car rattling vibrations in your vid will never be solved by changing the viscosity of your oil, there is definitely a mechanical problem, especially since you said you get it at other times other than just braking. just my 2 cents of course.
by JP_noonan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 2644

Re: Chattering Brakes

Mark, in your initial post you said that you get chattering in low going up a hill also. Is it the same violent shaking you get while braking? You also said you replaced the rear bearing assembly with one from F/P, did you pin the driveshaft/U-joint along with the locking ring supplied by F/P?
by JP_noonan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question

Never heard of one crumbling while just sitting in the tray, but the idea of one migrating into the engine is scary enough to warrant using a little safety wire to be on the safe side. :o ;)
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by JP_noonan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?

Thanks John, still playing around with the mixture/timing/plug gap to see what it likes best. ;)
by JP_noonan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?

Thanks for the tips Neil. :D Got it running today, sounds great. Still playing with the timing to find out what it likes best. I used to run it about a 1/2" inch from the bottom, but now it seems to like it a lot further up, like about 2/3rds down. Also still playing with the plugs and mixture as it...
by JP_noonan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?

Have a few sets of X plugs i can experiment with gaps today, will be interesting to see how the new head responds. Will make a video of how the engine runs with the new head if anyone is interested. :roll:
by JP_noonan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Re: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?

Thanks for the input, i appreciate it. ;) Got it done today without a hitch, and will run it tomorrow. Had the head off about 600 miles ago to replace the valves and add adjustable lifters and it looks like everything is working pretty well inside. :o Thanks Again. IMG_0408.JPG IMG_0405.JPG IMG_0415...
by JP_noonan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?

Well i finally decided after much thought, and some inspiration by others i know, to install the Prus head i have had sitting on my shelf for a few years now. ;) I still have a few questions that i hope some of the great minds here can answer. From what I've read, I'll need less advance for normal o...
by JP_noonan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: If you don't like car shows...
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: If you don't like car shows...

Well today was our towns annual Founders Day in Norton, 308 years and still a great place to live. ;) what we do here is have a little bit of everything. Local cars from the Town that people want to display, food, drink, petting farms for the kids. and at the end a great fireworks display. But what ...
by JP_noonan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?

Steve, what band linings are you using this time?
by JP_noonan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS Valve Spring Seat source?
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: NOS Valve Spring Seat source?

A few years back i decided to do a complete valve job including new valves, springs, caps and pins. Shortly after, i read here about the questionable spring caps that were causing problems and was worried about it myself. Not sure how long the bad batch was in effect, but i have checked mine on occa...
by JP_noonan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Future of New Tires?
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

The Future of New Tires?

A pretty amazing concept, but i fail to see how efficient they would be for high performance applications. :?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKzoiweJ_lE
by JP_noonan
Fri May 31, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I gave up trying to work with my clutch drum tool
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: I gave up trying to work with my clutch drum tool

Great job Bill, looks really beefy. ;) I made this one from scraps in my shop when i was in a pinch, and wasn't willing to shell out the big $ for a Repop. :o So far, so good.
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by JP_noonan
Mon May 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pros + Cons of H/C Heads
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Pros + Cons of H/C Heads

I have this beautiful Prus aluminum head that has been sitting on a shelf in my shop for a few years now, and I'm still undecided whether to use it or not. :? I realize the compression ratio isn't as high as it is purported to be, but i have heard some stories that the higher compression heads are a...
by JP_noonan
Mon May 27, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How important is wire size?
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: How important is wire size?

Don't want to hijack Steve's great thread about the importance of proper wiring. But here's a great explanation of how different gauges can effect the way your T starts. It Might be helpful for some Newbies who have not read this before. ;) When i first acquired my T, it was an older restoration and...
by JP_noonan
Sun May 26, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I gonna try to drive smarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: I gonna try to drive smarter

Tommy, i think the books are great about giving you a general guideline about where your carb should be set at, but in the end, its all about what your T likes best. I fiddled with mine for years, and have now found the sweet spot that my T responds to every time. If it works for you and your T, no ...
by JP_noonan
Sun May 19, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!

I agree with DHort about the next step i would take if the timer checks out to be OK. Carbon tracking in an old box can give you some weird and frustrating problems.
by JP_noonan
Sat May 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trans Filter Mods?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Trans Filter Mods?

Thanks Dan, i thought i was losing my mind there for a bit and just imagined this was being done. :D Although we all know there is a hurricane of oil being thrown around under the cover, I'm with you that the bigger the holes the better. Plenty of material between the holes to work with, so why not....
by JP_noonan
Thu May 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trans Filter Mods?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Trans Filter Mods?

Doing some preventive maintenance today on the T today, and while pulling the aftermarket Trans filter, i was reminded of some pics i saw here awhile back of opening up the relatively small drum oil holes ..(Maybe it was Dan T ?) Although i love the idea of the filter and magnet on the bottom of the...
by JP_noonan
Tue May 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 3453

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

Let me start out by saying that i don't want to get involved in this little feud, I'd never do that. :shock: ;) As much as i love all my old Steel, i can't see living in 2019 without owning a modern vehicle. We just bought our second Subaru Forester, which in my opinion is the Bee's Knees, its AWD a...
by JP_noonan
Sat May 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 2844

Re: The New Purist

Thomas, i completely agree. When you take the fun factor out of any hobby, then it becomes not just a hobby, but extra work, and who needs that. I consider my time tinkering with the T to be therapeutic time away from the real world i just experienced the last 6 days. :D We all have our own ideas of...
by JP_noonan
Thu May 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 2844

Re: The New Purist

Purist or not, I think that its pretty amazing that after 110 years there is still a following and passion to keep the Model T brand alive. You can have a 100 point restoration, or a Bitsa project you pieced together, in my mind they are all equally important to keep this very important piece of Ame...
by JP_noonan
Sun May 05, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.

Its not an easy task, but you can limit the run-out and wobble by playing around with the way it sits on the mounting points of the Felloe. My right rear was always a problem, after a bit of maneuvering and adjustment it was pretty manageable to the point i couldn't feel it while driving. Good luck....
by JP_noonan
Sun May 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cars and Coffee
Replies: 35
Views: 2265

Re: Cars and Coffee

I agree that some parking lot car shows are pretty boring , but some aren't. ;) Every year our town holds a Founders Day celebration (Est. 1711). Maybe 15 cars or so, and lots of good food and spirits, and some rides for the kids. The first time i was there, the interest around the T was amazing. Ma...
by JP_noonan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modified 1926 T Coupe/Pickup.
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Modified 1926 T Coupe/Pickup.

I agree with Walt and a few others here about seeing a new project that uses a rusty T body that in all reality would have probably never have been restored, and just rusted into a big pile of nothing. Don't get me wrong, I think that every remaining T that can be saved, should be. But the reality i...
by JP_noonan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Valve Adjustment

Eric, here's a great old thread that describes how Glen Chaffin suggests adjusting lifters. I used this procedure on my engine and it runs and sounds great. Good luck.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1224477916
by JP_noonan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo - Early Michelin Man 1926
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Old Photo - Early Michelin Man 1926

Never realized this promotional advertising went back this far. :o :D
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by JP_noonan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

I think its pretty unfair to numerically judge someone else's bad fortune compared to other's here on the forum. The OP was upset, as we all would be about getting his T about to run and then having a problem. How about a little more compassion, and a little bit less snark.
by JP_noonan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 22
Views: 2704

Re: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires

I think its been pretty widely reported here on the forum that all of the new tires available for our T's are pretty much made in the same place now. That being said, Lang's has a policy of getting the freshest ones available, so i guess it all comes down to what style you like best on your T. I wen...
by JP_noonan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major engine problem
Replies: 39
Views: 3981

Re: Major engine problem

Wow, sorry for your troubles Jeff. :( Judging by your pictures, it looks like your low drum let go and then proceeded to take out a magnet keeper along the way.
by JP_noonan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 71 Vintage Photos of Gas Stations in America from the 1920s to 1940s
Replies: 0
Views: 427

71 Vintage Photos of Gas Stations in America from the 1920s to 1940s

Lots of great pics to digest in this vid, i think i may have paused it a hundred times. Enjoy. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWVjLZD3ib8
by JP_noonan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Amazing Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Amazing Cars

Burger, biased,...Naw, Touched in the head, probably. :shock: ;)
by JP_noonan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Amazing Cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Amazing Cars

Amazing indeed. I admit that i probably take better care of my T then the previous owners of my car did back in the day. That being said, all i do during the driving season is to make sure all the fluids/tire pressures/and general maintenance lubing is done, then i just drive. When i first bought my...
by JP_noonan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Been There,...Done That.
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Been There,...Done That.

Looking back, i wish i had the wisdom back then to have held on to this car, it would have made for a fun project today. :( I paid $2500.00 for this original 70 Chevelle SS LS5 454, Muncie 4spd with 3:55 gears. Although pretty ugly and needing just about everything redone, it was a nice solid car. I...
by JP_noonan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Been There,...Done That.
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Been There,...Done That.

Dean, not my picture. "Ran across it" on the internet and it reminded me of my own experience. ;)
by JP_noonan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Been There,...Done That.
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Been There,...Done That.

Ran across this picture today, and it totally brought me back in time. :D I remember being about 20 or so, living in a crappy apartment i was renting when i blew the engine in my Chevelle. I asked the landlord if i could work on the car in the driveway, he was concerned about all the fluids staining...
by JP_noonan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: Rust arount head bolts and in sparkplug wells

Jeff, i would think that if you don't actually see water seeping up from the head bolts, you're probably fine. Judging from your pic it seems like tightening the head bolts just scraped off what finish you had on the head, and the little wells surrounding the bolts just accumulated water, allowing i...
by JP_noonan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Vid
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Old Vid

I don't think this ones been posted before, NYC 1896-1901 with an Automobile parade in 1899. Very cool for those of us who like these kind of things, here in OT. :shock: ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr7kRYO29n4
by JP_noonan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4471

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

So its a real dying art, yet you don't want to share it, because its dying? For gods sake man that's the stupidest argument I've ever heard. Trades are meant to be passed on, that's why we still have some of them. Keep with your notion that its somehow secret, and it will be secret forever.
by JP_noonan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT spring has sprung at my place
Replies: 48
Views: 4995

Re: OT spring has sprung at my place

Burger, I'll probably be pilloried, but its nice to see you posting here again. ;)
by JP_noonan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT The Rouge (1960s)
Replies: 1
Views: 748

OT The Rouge (1960s)

Never saw this one before, pretty amazing stuff. Enjoy, i did. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMlPonSrqVo
by JP_noonan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT spring has sprung at my place
Replies: 48
Views: 4995

Re: OT spring has sprung at my place

:D
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by JP_noonan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Stabilizers
Replies: 35
Views: 4147

Re: Steering Stabilizers

Ruffled feathers aside, how does one broken tie-rod that may or may not have had the damper installed correctly institute the fearmongering of an installation for all the others with no problems? We all followed the journey that was lionized here by some, fact or fiction?
by JP_noonan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Some Cabin Fever Relief with Bonnie & Clyde
Replies: 0
Views: 575

OT - Some Cabin Fever Relief with Bonnie & Clyde

Just saw the release date of this and thought i would share. Looks good to me ;) If you don't have Netflix, get it, it's well worth it. If not, will probably be in the Theaters soon after.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6vC-BBKOc
by JP_noonan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 3969

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

As others here have correctly opined, shifting technique makes a huge difference in the way your T will adjust to high gear. When i first started driving i made the mistake of shifting into high at too low a speed and my T made it known to me it didn't like it one bit. After some trial and error, i ...
by JP_noonan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 5922

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I still consider myself a newbie to the hobby, although its been almost 5 years. :shock:
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by JP_noonan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Great Model T Vid From Across The Pond
Replies: 1
Views: 485

A Great Model T Vid From Across The Pond

I enjoyed this, hope you do as well..notice the Lang's gasket board in the background. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iDesRLrO9c
by JP_noonan
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Wheel Wobble
Replies: 20
Views: 2236

Re: Front Wheel Wobble

I do it the same way as Allan does it. Spin the tire and adjust the block till it touches the high spot, then i mark it with tape and slightly loosen the lugs in that area, and then tighten the opposite ones. It often takes a few tries to get it right, and you will probably never be able to get it p...
by JP_noonan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 5180

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

Definitely a great tool to have in your collection. I bought one that i thought was was an original, but turned out to be a repop that like others have claimed, was too small for the nut. Not a big deal, but some massaging of the wrench was required for it to fit properly.
by JP_noonan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 7089

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

I never considered naming my T, but like Tim Wrenn i am a boat owner and understand the consequences of renaming without proper permission. :shock: "To change the name of a vessel without consulting Poseidon is to invoke his wrath, so in order to change a boat's name, a traditional ceremony is used ...
by JP_noonan
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Ford Promo?
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Re: Old Photo - Ford Promo?

The more i look at it you are probably right, i didn't notice the modern garage door which pretty much gives it away. :?
by JP_noonan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 6290

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

This was my T up for auction about 1984, a pretty sad sack for sure. I can see the argument about keeping her the way she was, or restoring her to its previous glory, the last owner chose the latter. The door was missing when bought and replaced with another that has the wrong bottom hinge, but that...
by JP_noonan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 6290

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

I for one am a fan of both the restored, and the un-restored, as i find the beauty inherent in both. I doubt there's a lot of T restorations going on nowadays unless its a nice brass, and the owner is completely aware what the market will bear. I was lucky enough to fall upon an older restoration th...
by JP_noonan
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 3395

Re: OT Be fashionable and safe.

Noel, then you and your family must have been doing it totally wrong. As my beloved Grandma used to say "You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die". :D
by JP_noonan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 3395

Re: OT Be fashionable and safe.

This was another great memory from my youth, remember the rear facing third row seats? They were especially great with the rear window rolled down. ;)
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by JP_noonan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 3395

Re: OT Be fashionable and safe.

Steve, that reminds me of all the great things our folks did to keep us healthy and happy. :o :D
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by JP_noonan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very OT- But Well Worth It
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Very OT- But Well Worth It

There will never be another Clint in my humble opinion, and since this vid was getting bounced all over the internet today, i thought i would share. A great man, a great director, and at his age maybe his last movie? Haven't seen the movie yet, but this short song by his friend Toby Keith, sums it u...
by JP_noonan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Let’s try this new forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Let’s try this new forum

Success, and a great pic to boot Tom. :) Love the Mag horn, never seen one mounted there before...was this common?
by JP_noonan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-Joint lube
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: U-Joint lube

I would use the same grease that you use for the wheel bearings. I put a zerks on them and pump till full. You will lose a little bit now and then while driving, but just wipe it off during your maintenance routine, and repeat the process to keep it full.
by JP_noonan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pint, Quart or pound and a half?
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: Pint, Quart or pound and a half?

Tim, you're likely to get lots of different opinions on which weights to use, and probably all of them will be correct. ;) I personally use the 600w and keep it about 1-1/2 inches below the filler hole, or close to level with the bottom of the axle tube.
by JP_noonan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear wheel nut torque
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Rear wheel nut torque

Tim, i usually start out at a minimum of 75 lbs, then tighten up to the next nut notch which might end up at 100 lbs.+ or-. Opinions may vary, but 200 lbs. seems very excessive to me.
by JP_noonan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Video Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Video Thread?

Doug, point taken about the use of the triple gears, but i really didn't want to have do this job again in the near future if at all possible. ;)
Also wanted to say sorry to Jwalters, didn't mean to sound so snarky.
by JP_noonan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why spark plugs fail?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: Why spark plugs fail?

I had an annoying skip while under load that drove me crazy for weeks. After checking all the usual suspects, wiring, timing, etc.., i decided to pull all the plugs apart and found this. Although i couldn't visually detect a crack in the porcelain, there was some definite carbon tracking going on. R...
by JP_noonan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Video Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Video Thread?

I would guess about 1000 miles or so with a stock metal disc clutch that works perfectly...Thanks.
by JP_noonan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Video Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Video Thread?

Thanks Doug, the truth is i have only a small part in how my T looks today as the previous owner did all the hard work with a complete restoration back in 86. As far as the engine goes, i did pull it out a few years back due to some toasty triple gear bushings. While i had it out to repair the bushi...
by JP_noonan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Video Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Video Thread?

Now that we have this great new Forum, it seems like an opportune time to share vids of our cars, restorations and adventures. What do you think? My vids are far from perfect in every sense, but I'll add these two of when i first acquired it , and a little work done after. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by JP_noonan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 2835

Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

Have never used it on my T directly, and hopefully will never need to, but this in my mind is one of the best tools i own. :D
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by JP_noonan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T high speed chase
Replies: 17
Views: 2567

Re: Model T high speed chase

Sometimes its better not having any mirrors. ;)
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by JP_noonan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the horn on this car correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Is the horn on this car correct?

Steve, not sure about the horn, but reminded me of this. :o
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by JP_noonan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 19046

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

A few more favorites. ;)
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by JP_noonan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 19046

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

I'm sure this thread will be wildly popular with a lot of folks here, considering all the great pics out there...Maybe should be a sticky?
Here's a few of my favorites:
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by JP_noonan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Use your BIG photos!
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

Re: Use your BIG photos!

The more i play around on the new forum, the more I'm loving it. :P
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by JP_noonan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Pic test
Replies: 14
Views: 1948

Re: Pic test

Pic Test....
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