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by Tom Hicks
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Thank you Veterans

I want to convey my gratitude to ALL veterans (both young and old) and their families for their sacrifices. They give / gave so much so that I can enjoy my freedoms. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Kim R. Wynn Good post. On this Veteran's Day, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the ele...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 4306

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

This is a sad story. A guy down the street was a cop and retired around 45. He spent is time watching TV and eating. That was 15 years ago. In those 15 years he gained a lot of weight and had lapband surgery. Lapband surgery restricts the size of the stomach, but it also requires the patient to go o...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 Nov 1775. Happy birthday Marines
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: 10 Nov 1775. Happy birthday Marines

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

The end of the war to end all wars.

I join other Americans on this day to thank all those who have served in the military.
by Tom Hicks
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 4306

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

Has anyone noticed this off topic has grown into a spot for some to preach post after post?? Advancing age brings many bad things with it and being in great shape will not help if your hit by a truck while standing in the middle of the road expounding others faults!!! :D Bud the boomer who paid his...
by Tom Hicks
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3054

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:29 pm
So I am going to ask the question again. What year and kind of antique car do you have and how about a photo?
I am up to 5 titled as T's with T engines, transmissions, and rears. No picture of one speedster which is in pieces, but four are shown with a reason they are NOT T's.
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

Thanks for all of your replies. Interesting stuff.

A rebuilt Stromberg OF runs $600 and up. A new 8N carburetor is $30 and runs strong on an 8N. So my last question is,

would an 8N carburetor run as well or better than a Stromberg OF on a Model T?
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Model TT: differential oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Ford Model TT: differential oil??

From left,

Lubriplate - correct for Ruckstells

M-533 - correct 600W for T rears

Cheap 80-90W gear oil - maybe as good as original?

Some say the modern oil can deteriorate the brass in the TT rear .


Love your hybrid doodlebug!
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

That is old and amazingly simple technology. Impressive that they figured out how to make it work so long ago. How about the carburetors that are actually considered good for a T, like the Stromberg OF. Does it have secret passages too? I am guessing not, part of the reason it is a superior carburet...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Data rolling in:

Rutting season
Female butt prints in the sand
Women watering garden nude

Somebody trying to tell us something?
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

Those passages are for the gasoline to flow through at idle when the throttle butterfly is partially closed. Fuel is drawn from the mixing chamber and it flows through the passages until it exits inside the throat of the carburetor via the 2 holes. As the throttle is opened more air flows through t...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Model TT: differential oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Ford Model TT: differential oil??

Some pictures would be nice.

And welcome to The Forum!
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Model TT: differential oil??
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Ford Model TT: differential oil??

That is a topic with some varied opinions. My T's have Ruckstells, I use this: https://www.modeltford.com/item/90W.aspx It is expensive, but for me it lasts forever. For a rear with no Ruckstell a heavier oil will work: https://www.modeltford.com/item/140W.aspx That stuff is right high too. I think ...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Few have driven a Tesla to the point at which the vehicle really starts to show its age. But Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California comprised solely of Teslas, was ticking the odometers of its cars well past 300,000 miles with no signs of slowing. The company’s fleet of seven vehicles—a m...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Ford Motor Co. announced Sept. 25 it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Austin, and that might eventually lead to the auto giant launching a public autonomous car service. Autonomous taxis may be a ways off. But Ford, which is also testing its autonomous technologies in Washington, D.C., an...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Can you tell from the print if it was male or female?
by Tom Hicks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

The passages shown in this picture.
What do they do?
How do they do it?
Does sealing them up after cleaning them out defeat their purpose?

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1253048587
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Believe it or not, in California it's now legal to salvage the meat from a deer that has been hit. The fresh ones of course. It's the first common sense legislation I've heard in years! Maybe there's Hope for this state..... I have been told that in the '60's if you hit a deer the State Police had ...
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

They are about the same level of technology. No accelerator circuit but the TSX Marvel Schebler copy does have an idle air adjustment and main jet adjustment. Would I run one on a T? NO, but then I have hundreds of carbs to choose from. As far as will it run well????? Probably about the same or sli...
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 8N carburetor for T?

Norman Kling wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:50 am
From the pictures it looks like it would be up draft. The manifold on the T is side draft, so it would require a change of the intake manifold to make it fit on a T.
Norm
I think I could make an adapter.

The question is, would the 8N carburetor perform better than the NH on a T?
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8N carburetor for T?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

8N carburetor for T?

Would one of these work better than an NH? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Carburetor-w-Gasket-For-Ford-Tractor-2N-8N-9N-Heavy-Duty-8N9510C-HD/332854195723?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item4d7fa7f60b:g:hwgAAOSwJSJdDJqg&enc=AQAEAAACUBPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qWay%2FmalSOsNNI1YQM6TLz3e9oInkrgdJ9FR%2BdW6bIWl...
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: TT truck top speed

How fast it can go and still stop safely? My first TT was stock with 7:1 rear and had a top speed of 17 mph, just like it was designed to have. Driveshaft whip and vibration were bad over 17 mph. It now has a 5:1 rear, a carrier bushing in the torque tube and probably runs 35. It stops very well wit...
by Tom Hicks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1343

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

There was a poster on The Forum who was making support brackets for Warfords. He made them both for T's and TT's. I bought the one for a TT and it fits perfectly. Maybe someone remembers who it was..
by Tom Hicks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3054

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Each person has preferences. We don't have to agree. I get frustrated looking for a T on ebay and finding a Hot Rod without a single ford component. Matt Many "T's" on eBay look a lot like this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1923-Ford-Model-T/123963700092?hash=item1cdccff37c:g:sl4AAOSwGj9dwGM7 Is a car ...
by Tom Hicks
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Good, the more the better! Tell him "thanks". Big deer in that area too.

State regulations are confusing, but I think they can kill five a year, then buy some type of bonus tags and kill some more! BLAST away!!!
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer" Think about this.

I consider Social security a government Ponzi scheme. When it was started, a lot of people never made it to 65 years old, and they got to keep the money. Those that did make it, and started collecting, never lived long enough to get back the amount they paid in. That's why they keep raising the ret...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Vegetable garden?

Been thinking about those fried green tomatoes all day! The cider has been working for three weeks.

Some good reading material, a glass of really hard hard cider, and I celebrate the end of tomato season.
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer"

Tom now that we agree on the meaning of words and agree that Social Security is not Socialist, we can have a discussion. Social Security was never sustainable as designed, is in worse shape due to mismanagement, and in fact, younger boomers like myself, are seeing the FRA raised on them. Thus, they...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer"

Rich Bingham wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:20 am
You tell 'em, Tom.

You're the best and the brightest, and you're always right about everything. No need to offer other points of view. Thanks for posting. :idea:
Thanks! I do hear that a lot! And of course I agree.
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Are people using LEDs more and more nowadays? Welcome to The Forum! There are many here who really are experts on LED lighting for Model T's, but I am not one of them. I use modern LED's on a 12 V system for most of my lighting, and I have lots of lighting especially on the rear, along with turn si...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Vegetable garden?

End of tomato season here. I have had six plants since last spring, this is all that is left and last night's frost will do it in.

Fried green tomatoes tonight!!!
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

I am still holding off on getting my new car started. I want to have the time to devote to getting it done rather than putting up with interruptions. But I have knocked out a few projects and hopefully will get started on it this weekend. But I have been cogitating some. Last night I drove my TT Lim...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer"

While the pedants divert by arguing over word meaning, “While Social Security’s long-term financing imbalance has been well-known for more than a quarter-century, policymakers have generally managed to dodge the issue. . . . What we have been doing is running up a bill that our children, their child...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3054

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Just got back from the gym. There were six other cars on the road, five going the other direction and one which passed me in a short stretch which is dual lane with wide bike lanes and 45 mph limit. No deer, which was a surprise. The drive is five miles each way. Driving a Model T without upgraded l...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer"

“That's classic Socialism...From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Not so. There is a maximum income that is affected/taxed, and the recipient recieves it whether they need it or not, and no more or less, than their employment income dictates, regardless. If someone sim...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3054

Re: Vintage authenticity?

There is a far greater chance of being rear ended during daytime driving than at night in my T's. I just took these pictures of my T Limo which I am about to drive to the gym. I set the camera for "no flash". The LEDs are so bright that the camera automatically dumbs the brightness down. They are mu...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer"

Contrary to popular opinion, especially among seniors, Social Security is not a retirement program. No one “contributes” into a Social Security retirement fund, which then earns interest, and then is later available during one’s retirement years. Moreover, there are no individual lockboxes at Fort K...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3054

Re: Vintage authenticity?

You're never "safe" in a Model T, and it is far worse at night, even if lit up like Las Vegas. A lot of my driving is at night or very early morning, midnight to 4:00 a.m. I feel safer at night than in the day. Often I drive ten miles without seeing another car on the road. Why do you feel that nig...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3054

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I think all modifications are fine for better safety and performance. But, I think it best to avoid modifications that are not reversible. For example, why should anyone care if you have an alternator, it can always be removed and replaced with a generator. If your car is a driver on modern roads, I...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: "OK, boomer"

Well, I do try to see things from the young persons point of view to figure them out. I was born in '53, so the Vietnam War was a big influence. Early on everyone was gung ho to fight the commies, by the end of the war most of those people were quiet. But, those of us with long hair were considered ...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1917 Depot Hack for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Re: 1917 Depot Hack for sale.

Zeppy wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Beautiful Truck
And a great deal!
by Tom Hicks
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 716

"OK, boomer"

Has anyone said, "OK, boomer", to you. It is a new term to me, and I heard it while in Durham N.C. this past weekend. I asked a girl about it, she said she was a freshman and anticipating taking on a lot of debt in order to get through school. She also said it aggravated her to have Baby Boomers say...
by Tom Hicks
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: How cold do you drive?

We are supposed to get down to 32* early tomorrow morning. I will be sleeping in...
by Tom Hicks
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New tail lights for Mustangs
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: New tail lights for Mustangs

They run on some type of biofuel.
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New tail lights for Mustangs
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: New tail lights for Mustangs

But only 2 HP.
by Tom Hicks
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New TT Top Install
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: New TT Top Install

Thanks for posting all of that, it is amazing how talented some people are. One step at a time.

The pictures with reflections in the paint on the cab are interesting too.

That is going to be a top notch cab!
by Tom Hicks
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 4306

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

New report. I'm down 61 pounds. Ended up giving my doctor a shock. I've got another 6 to go. Man do I feel great. Congratulations! 61 is a significant figure. And no one can do it for you, you have to do it for yourself. If you ever need encouragement go to WalMart and watch some waddlers, Do you w...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

I am frankly glad to be living in the middle of nowhere... Living in the middle of nowhere is an interesting choice. For some it is not a choice, they were born and raised there and are not smart enough to leave. I have a friend from Appalachia with 12 brothers and sisters. He and two of his siblin...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Vegetable garden?

Back in the 60's there were a lot of people who raised vegetable gardens. Many took great pride in their gardens. Maybe it was a result of the Victory Gardens from WWll. But I only know of one guy who has a big garden now. I used to have a big garden, but I cut back mainly due to not liking dealing ...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Period correct beverages
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Period correct beverages

We used to dig up sassafras root and chew on it, interesting flavor and smelled like root beer. We never did figure out how to make it into root beer.
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1885

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Right hand henway adjuster?
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: How cold do you drive?

I remember the old timers talking about running their Model Ts through the cold northern winters. A trick they borrowed from the bush pilots was to keep the engine oil drained and heating on the stove. When it was time to go driving, you poured in the hot oil, and "instant warm engine." The antifre...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Period correct beverages
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Period correct beverages

If you let the hard cider complete fermentation it will clear up. It is now apple wine! Then you add something to kill the yeast and bottle it. If you don't add something to kill off all the yeast a type of yeast will get in that converts alcohol and you will end up with apple vinegar. Buying pasteu...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: How cold do you drive?

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Tom Hicks, your new sedan should give you year round T driving in VA now !! :D
I like the way you think! I will have to find a period correct type of heater for it though.
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Period correct beverages
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Period correct beverages

So moonshine would be period correct right? Yes, but.. I think fractional distillation is illegal. Maybe for your own use? But I have heard moonshine can have all kinds of nasty stuff in it, make you blind, or dead... And it is complicated to make, stills can even explode. Them Yankee boys used to ...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New tail lights for Mustangs
Replies: 9
Views: 424

New tail lights for Mustangs

Cops get Mustangs?
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Period correct beverages
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Period correct beverages

One of the most popular for centuries is hard cider. And it is easy to make! Take a gallon of apple cider that has been pasteurized, but has no preservatives. Pour out some so the level is down about four inches in the bottle. Add a cup of sugar and mix well. Let sit at room temperature for a day, t...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

But before you start selling short... consider the following. Young people these days (I am generalizing about those 35 and younger) don't really enjoy the things we used to. They don't like cutting firewood, tending a woodstove, doing yardwork, painting and repairs around the house, etc. Most don't...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

This whole electric and autonousmousy vehicle story is a big hoax being pushed for financial gain. All the major car companies have been fooled into investing billions into a system that just won't work. Any fool can see it won't work. Business analysts, market analysts, brokers, major banks are all...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

It will be interesting to see if fossil fueled and electric can simultaneously co-exist concurrently at the same time while coinciding as they occur. Difficult to see how they could share the road...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

There are a lot of meat hunters in Virginia. I find it lean, but when ground with wild boar or some pork it makes great burgers. There is also a big hunt for food banks. The deer have to be field dressed and taken to a game station, from there it goes to butchers and food banks. And you are absolute...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: How cold do you drive?

Snow is beautiful as long as it melts away the next day. I don't know how you guys do the really cold drives. 54* here, I just got back from the gym, not a problem. But when it gets below 50* an open car gets a little chilly for me, and I just can't do below 40* on a regular basis. Fortunately, even...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Tom, I don't think there are any experts here hoping to short GM, but there is at least one member here who wonders how the love of old fossil-fueled cars and the seemingly rapturous anticipation of their extinction can simultaneously coexist in one person. Wow! Who posts here who has a rapturous a...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

I am not trained to give financial advice, but it is pretty obvious that the experts on MTFCA Forum know that electric and autonomous vehicles will fail. There is easy money to be made here. Just short F or GM or any of the major car companies investing in electrics and autonomouses. There is even a...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Ad far as I'm concerned, around here in NW. MO. there should be a bounty on Deer. In their infinite wisdom, the State has set limits on them for the hunters for many years because they are "Protected". In fact, they have become a huge hazard for travelers on our local highways. JMHO. Dave No bounty...
by Tom Hicks
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Centerdoor for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: 1922 Centerdoor for sale

That is a very nice looking car. Aren't Centerdoors fairly rare?
by Tom Hicks
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Halloween

Halloween is close! Last year I got rained out, but the two years before that my wife and a friend of hers rode in the back of the Limo though three neighborhoods that I often drive. Those neighborhoods are parallel to the main road and have 25 mph speed limits, a lot of the people trick-or-treating...
by Tom Hicks
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Thank you for your comments, I don't think the seller took any shortcuts. He did not build this car for me, he built it for HIS touring car, so he wanted it right. And he knows antique cars, not just T's. So this will be a learning experience for me, for example, I didn't know T's used generators wi...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

GM announced a restructuring last November that would, among other things, prioritize the company’s investment in electric vehicles. Then in January, the company said it would be moving away from hybrids to all-electric vehicles. A GMC executive also said the company had interest in making all-elect...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

That is all the pictures for now. The upholstery is really too nice to sit on. I can't just work on her and then do a test drive, I have to take a shower and put on clean clothes first...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
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Views: 3230

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
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Views: 3230

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
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Views: 3230

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

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by Tom Hicks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

No two people are going to describe the same car exactly the same way. I will be surprised by any substantial misrepresentations. The seller is a stand up guy. He offered to wash it, get it running, drain the oil, and drain the coolant. I told him I would rather wash it, that way I get to really kno...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Unloaded the car last night at 11:00. It went smoothly, but I had a long day and just got to look over the exterior before hitting the sack. What a BEAUTIFUL car! I am trying to wake up now so I can really check it out, but I might not get to it until this afternoon. I am excited about getting a nic...
by Tom Hicks
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1629

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Cleaning up is necessary, but I am not good at it. I tend to start a little project, have to stop for lack of materials or whatever, then go on to another project without putting the tools back because I will need them when I come back to the first project. So too many projects with tools and materi...
by Tom Hicks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: How cold do you drive?

In 1968 when I was 22 (and yet immortal) I drove a 1915 Roadster, no side curtains, from Cleveland, Ohio, to Williamsburg, Virginia, in early January. No idea how cold it was, but one overnight in Pennsylvania it was jack up the rear wheel to crank it in the snow the next morning. I can attest that...
by Tom Hicks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I-81 through Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: I-81 through Virginia

Perhaps they were inside pre-paying for their gas? That is certainly possible. I always pay at the pump so I had not considered it. And I have not watched closely enough to know what exactly is going on, but I have observed it for years. I have not seen drivers pullup to the pump and then go in. Th...
by Tom Hicks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT worm drive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: TT worm drive ratio

Even if the axle was marked as to ratio when made, the gears could have been changed. If you can turn the driveshaft you can determine the ratio by counting the number of turns of the wheel. But the value is determined by the condition of the gears, and you have to remove the gears to determine thei...
by Tom Hicks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I-81 through Virginia
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: I-81 through Virginia

And another thing I have noticed that is RUDE, We have a WaWa that gets very busy in the afternoon. It has 12 pumps and this afternoon every pump had a car, then there were three cars waiting behind driver's who were pumping so they could get gas. But SIX of the cars sitting at a pump had no driver ...
by Tom Hicks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: flat towing a T

Tom pulling the car 150 ft with engine in gear likely did no damage or create any wear that could be detected. Starting a car after many years sitting, without pre-oiling the bearings is far more brutal on the babbit, and it is done regularly by people who don't give a second thought to it. From yo...
by Tom Hicks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: flat towing a T

I am fairly new to T's, but I don't see how it can be good to force the engine to turn over by towing a T. And I don't see why loading or unloading one without forcing the engine and drivetrain would be complicated. But I will soon be unloading one with a locked up clutch, so maybe I will find out f...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Ford plans to produce autonomous cars for ridesharing by 2021. Plus, Farley clarified that Ford is aiming for the initial commercialization of self-driving services by 2021 and can build on its scale after the launch. He added how Ford’s self-driving ambitions are different than those of other compa...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: flat towing a T

For clarification, I did not start this thread, but I find it germane because I bought a T and in loading the clutch was locked up. It had to be moved about 150 feet both forward and backward with the engine being forced to turn after not running for 2 years. My concern is damage that may have been ...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: flat towing a T

By Royce Peterson on Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 10:22 pm: The only way a Model T can safely be towed on 4 wheels is at low speed - say less than 20 MPH - with the spark plugs removed, the throttle lever down and in high gear. Even that is dangerous and not worth it except maybe for a block or two. http:...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 3899

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

I installed a new windshield in my TT Limo. The old windshield was plate glass and had a 2" oak frame around it. The top of that frame was in my line of sight. The new windshield is of course laminated. It is higher to better block the wind and has no top frame. This is the first time I have install...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: flat towing a T

Tom, As much as you would like to hear someone tell you your engine is still good, there is NO possible way for anyone to know if they did damage to it not knowing how to properly deal with a "T"! Each case is different! God bless Bill https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/nationwide-single-ca...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT CAB
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: TT CAB

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by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT CAB
Replies: 1
Views: 299

TT CAB

This was my winter project, but I bought a new car! And the Boss Lady says four is enough... So this cab needs to go to a good home. I can easily take many pictures, let me know exactly what you want a close up of and I will post it. Pick up only, easy to load on your trailer, I don't deliver. $1,20...
by Tom Hicks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 1992

Re: flat towing a T

I find threads like this very discouraging. I like "yes" or "no" answers. When the guys who really know can't agree it confuses me. I would like to know. Would towing a T with a locked up clutch a few hundred feet do any damage to the engine internals? None? Or yes immediate, or yes wear that will s...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

I have never seen a kangaroo, but I can see how they would be a hazard. How large do they get? Do they jump in front of fast moving cars? Large Whitetail bucks can reach over 200 lbs, but around here I think 150 lb. would be considered pretty big. Big enough to do major damage to a car. Most deer st...
by Tom Hicks
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1137

Caution - Rutting season has started

Rutting season has started here in Central Virginia. We have too many deer. I often drive between midnight and 4:00 a.m. and I have seen deer four out of my last five drives. I just got back from the gym and saw two groups of three, one standing on the side of the road and the other standing IN the ...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

The car was moved about 150' with a lock up clutch. Not ideal, but hopefully no damage...
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 30
Views: 1004

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Is it possible that when you buy a new car five years from now that the most popular will be electric?
by Tom Hicks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

The car was picked up last Thursday and should be here at the end of this week. First on, last off, the carrier is based in Phoenix. So I have been very happy with my purchase, a car which nearly meets my specs for what I consider a good price. Note the paint is not perfect, and a few dings don't bo...