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by lesvonnordheim
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 1892

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy Birthday Larry.....enjoyed touring with you in the Fallbrook......Enjoy!

Les
by lesvonnordheim
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 6821

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Are there any brass radiators for 1915 still in stock?

Thanks,
Les
by lesvonnordheim
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a gas tank in California?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Cleaning a gas tank in California?

Go to an Automotive paint and body shop supply store in Calif. and ask for "Paint Gun Wash". It's available in 5 gal. containers and it works like Lacquer thinner.
by lesvonnordheim
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?

With the dam's in place, how do you intend on feeding oil to each dipper trough so all have sufficient oil for each dipper. By blocking each pocket, it makes it much more difficult to oil the forward rods depending on splash from the flywheel. Oil may not drain easily from pocket to pocket. Don't th...
by lesvonnordheim
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are there still good tire deals going on?
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Are there still good tire deals going on?

Norm, You do not live that far from Lucas (Long Beach) and it will not cost much in gas. Take the Wife for a Tire shopping trip....smile. I like their Wards Riverside thread style and am very happy with their tires. I run Lucas tires on several of my cars and like their products. Their tires do not ...
by lesvonnordheim
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?
Replies: 17
Views: 1908

Re: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?

I consider the Ford Faithful oiler with a 3/8" line going to the front side of the pan a better choice compared to a mag. post oiler. However, an outside oil line (1/2") going from the hogs head to the pan beats them all except for an oil pump. Approx. 20 yrs. ago, I drilled/tapped a 3/4" NPT thread...
by lesvonnordheim
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Using the original generator in a 12v car?
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Using the original generator in a 12v car?

Suggest looking at the Fun Projects regulator.
by lesvonnordheim
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 4986

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Sorry to hear the sad news, Howard was a great guy.
by lesvonnordheim
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 2610

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

If you already have a model T......then keep the model A and enjoy them both. I have both and enjoy each one in a different way.
by lesvonnordheim
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4642

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

Drove our 13 model T touring with a large Flag in the Vet Day Parade in Fallbrook, Ca. It was wonderful seeing the excitement the people had that lined the street. The horn got a good work out!
by lesvonnordheim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High compression head ????
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: High compression head ????

I have been running a Giant power head on my 13 touring and have been happy on performance. Do not consider it a High compression head.....just a head with better design. The head is cast iron, larger coolant capacity and does not eat out like aluminum heads. Better squish design compared to stock h...
by lesvonnordheim
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

This is an interesting subject for me.....I have been running a 280 Stipe cam with hard valve seats, Chev. exhaust valves, retainers, T valve springs and adjustable tappets. Set the valve tight according to Stipe recommendations. The engine is a 13 and has been running with no further adjustments in...
by lesvonnordheim
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE
Replies: 27
Views: 4296

Re: REVERSE FLOW ENGINE

A good friend of mine in the San Diego area did this several years ago. It was an experiment brought on by wanting to see if fuel injection could be incorporated in a T engine. He quickly found out sharing ports did not work in less you added a plate to separate the ports. He cut up/welded a stock c...
by lesvonnordheim
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 14232

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

Steve,
I'm the tall guy with a blue HCCA cap standing behind the group located between you and susan. I got to finally meet you at the gathering.

Les
by lesvonnordheim
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil level for car Ruckstell
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: Oil level for car Ruckstell

I run about 1" down....if you fill tell it runs out, axle seals seem to leak more.

Les
by lesvonnordheim
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A nice send off
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: A nice send off

I'm sorry for your loss.....wished I could have done what you were able to do by giving my dad his last ride. God bless you and your family.
by lesvonnordheim
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey weather
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Hershey weather

My wife and I plan on attending. It has been over 30 yrs. since I last attended. I remember the grass,mud and vendors getting stuck. Back then there was a lot of brass and early cars/parts for sale. Look forward to having fun.....will try and stay away from the so called "Model T Gods" as I'm there ...
by lesvonnordheim
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 3892

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

I have been using a Texas T water pump for over 15 yrs. and am very happy with the results. My T is bored .080" over and would Boil easily before installing the water pump. I have a Brass Works flat tube radiator which is clean.....also, I cleaned out the water passages in the block/head with acid d...
by lesvonnordheim
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dupont Acrylic Lacquer paint 99L
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Dupont Acrylic Lacquer paint 99L

I don't think Lacquer paint is still available in Calif. Even "Gun Wash" is no longer Lacquer. This is all because of EPA rules in Calif. They would like us to use water base paints which I have used but do not like. You may be able to order or buy Lacquer paint/thinner by mail or go out of state to...
by lesvonnordheim
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: Ruckstell oil

I have been using 90-140 synthetic gear oil from McMaster Carr. Been using it for over 20 yrs. and very happy with the results....it does not attack the Bronze thrust washer. The gear oil stay's clear and does not turn a Bronze color like I have found using conventional gear oil.
by lesvonnordheim
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost my Mom today
Replies: 16
Views: 2384

Re: Lost my Mom today

Bob,
I'm very sorry for your loss

Les
by lesvonnordheim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

My wife and I are attending the Swap meet at Hershey this year. It has been over 30 yrs. since I last attended.....what space is the model T tent/event?

Thanks,
Les
by lesvonnordheim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted

In all the years of touring (40+) this is the best tour I have been on. They set the bar high on this one.
by lesvonnordheim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAT crank or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: SCAT crank or not?

Talk to Tom Lieb at Scat. I was told the crank is made from a 4340 billet that is forged and heat treated. It is counter balanced and all new...….if you have the $$'s just buy it and be happy.
by lesvonnordheim
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12 front axle
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Early 12 front axle

Does the axle have DB markings?
by lesvonnordheim
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: National Cookville tour
Replies: 14
Views: 2015

Re: National Cookville tour

Best tour I have ever attended ! The planning and support by so many was outstanding. Can not say enough good about this wonderful event and the people that worked so hard to make it all come together. The Bar was raised high on this one.

Les Von Nordheim
by lesvonnordheim
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Cookevill
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Headed to Cookevill

We plan on arriving late afternoon......look forward to meeting everyone.

Les from Fallbrook California
by lesvonnordheim
Mon May 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

I would not do it......the Brakes very between model T's and drivers. Have just one accident on the hill and some one gets hurt bad..... may forever spoil your hobby and others.
by lesvonnordheim
Mon May 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 3297

Re: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates

I switched over to Hagerty from J.C. Taylor 2 years ago. Had J.C. Taylor for over 30 yrs......happy I switched...should have done it sooner.
by lesvonnordheim
Mon May 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change of steering gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 2427

Re: Change of steering gears?

Steve, I recommend doing the change. Better control not having the steering so quick. I made the change in our 13 touring......did not have any problems being too tight. Must use three shorter pins in early gear heads.
by lesvonnordheim
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I clean out a gastank?
Replies: 14
Views: 2058

Re: How do I clean out a gastank?

I have used phosphoric acid to clean out the rust on several gas tanks over the years. I works great and leaves a coating that resists future rust. I have also subsequently coated the gas tanks with Aircraft gas tank sealer. Phosphoric acid gets in to the small areas that gravel can not get in conta...
by lesvonnordheim
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

A good friend found his driveshaft was out of balance.....not bent or out of alignment. A new drive shaft from Chaffins corrected the problem. His original drive shaft did not seem to be machined the complete length. Some may find this hard to believe.....but it is true! Nothing else was changed.......
by lesvonnordheim
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: FJ - Bakersield Swap 2019 - What Is Your Space # - What Are You Bringing ?

Each year, I reserve spaces O & P. Look forward to bringing less home....I hope, than I bring.....Smile!


Les
by lesvonnordheim
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Congratulations, Tony Bowker! 2019 Walt Rosenthal Award Recipient
Replies: 16
Views: 2719

Re: Congratulations, Tony Bowker! 2019 Walt Rosenthal Award Recipient

Congratulations Tony, I'm very happy for you. Thank you for all that you do in support of this wonderful hobby. It's special to be in the same local club with you.

Les
by lesvonnordheim
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 owners manual
Replies: 21
Views: 2948

Re: 1913 owners manual

Check with the Automotive Research Library of the HCFI in La Mesa, Ca. (619) 464-0301 E-mail research@hcfi.org

Over a hundred years of automotive history at your fingertips!