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by SurfCityGene
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 37
Views: 1291

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Ray, Was that picture you posted of HH driving Lucky 7 taken on the 605?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 37
Views: 1291

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I talked with HH at our last T club meeting in November, our "assigned" seats were together in the front row. We all knew he had some issues but that didn't stop him from giving some advice about changing tires to everyone. My two most memorable times with HH driving his Lucky 7 and me with my '12 T...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Guinn wood bands, new set narrow
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Guinn wood bands, new set narrow

That's a real deal and some super great bands!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 867

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Kerry, I have always found it Much easier to get the tire with the stem inserted in the rim on the bottom if the wheel is on the car and then work around both sides to the top. It would be extremely hard to get the stem inserted thru the hole of the 3" or even the 3 1/2" rim after both beads are in ...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 867

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Larry, Bring that tire and rim over to Wilmington Instrument tomorrow where several of the LBMTC will be meeting and I'll mount that tire for you! This is close to you on 332 Fries Ave. in Wilmington. I'll bring my motorcycle tire irons. It's a Holiday Social and hey will be calibrating our torque w...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool

Check out the new one that Mike Kossor has available now
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: I'm Thankful

Just another guy here that's more than Extra Thankful this season. Some of you may remember one of my earlier posts when I warned about the danger of airing up our Clincher tires. I'm extremely thankful this year that I wasn't injured or Killed when a clincher tire on a demountable rim that I had ju...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: License Plates

Wow very nice, I wouldn't be afraid to leave them on my car with the original plate in the tool box in case of the Very unlikely event a jerk cop wanted to give you a hard time for such new looking plates. YMMV
by SurfCityGene
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 918

Re: Driving on "Battery"

John, You have the perfect time to get an ETimer and then your car will run better than what you were experiencing before your mag quit. I'm surprised no one else has offered that fix for you. Richard offered the conversion to a distributor which was a common solution for a inop mag but the ETimer m...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Allan, Great idea inserting a shim!!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Steve, I am sure we can find you a ride with one of our local Orange County or Long Beach guys. There is always several cars attending the tour.
I'm not sure of my plans this year but for sure I wouldn't miss it. Will keep you posted. Send me your contact info
by SurfCityGene
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Warford Question

Beaver, I've looked at those gears several times. I've seen a good number of Warfords and I would not have any problems running those gears from what I can see. You'll find a wide range in price for the bearings all of which are available EXCEPT the small center cone bearing, Treat it like Gold. I r...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: 30 X 3 1/2 Kelsey rim

Hey Jeff, Tim O'Gorman is looking for a spare rim for his car. I gave him a good tire for a spare. See him tonight
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Thanks for posting the pictures of RDR (Ralph Ricks). That 77 was my favorite of the many changes RDR did to his car / Picup as he called them. He had a very unique vocabulary. The car still resides on Old Pirate Lane and in his Son, Ross Ricks's, possession. It's now a pea green color and sporting ...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish

I use a funnel so I don't spill any and found a gasket so the radiator cap doesn't leak. pretty much solved any spill problems I had. A towel around the top of the radiator when filling is a good thing too. It does take a bit of work when a spill happens and I've never found a type that doesn't. I a...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Mike, Yes, I thought about your tires after that.

I inspected the tire and remounted it back on the rim and the car. Drove it today and all is good at 55PSI.

I did have flash back thoughts when standing next to it though..
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

This was the 10th Custom Classic tube that I have mounted in a tire this year and all with no problems. Of course the ones we have here locally could very well be from a different batch. I can't accept the tube as being a cause but I could see the possibility, however remote, of Jeff's idea. I feel ...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Here's what I found after some research and thinking about my safety procedures. Of course there is an OSHA regulation and some good info there. The tube was a new Custom Classic made in India for size tires from 30 X 3, 30 X 3 1/2 and 31 X 4. These feel very heavy and look very well made. I've used...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Many have said and I agree "I'd rather be Lucky than Good!" Well I had a very scary thing happen to me today and I'm darn glad I was the Lucky one!! Now this was not my first time playing around clincher tires. Many of you know I've had my '12 Torpedo for more years than I can remember and it runs 3...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Thanks for posting the reminder of my best friend and neighbor. I recently thought of him when reading the posts about towing a T. He advocated towing on all fours and of course his warnings about oak spokes still abound. My favorite RDR subject was about Model T brakes which caused me to make and i...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

If Mike has made a new anything I want to know about it so if anyone knows what it is Please let us know!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

I've done it a couple of times on my '12 and it's way better that pulling the engine. It's not that bad really, for me is when I get under the car I always forget something and it's out of reach. A major thing to consider is your own hand and finger dexterity and finger size!! If you have extra larg...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

Mike, Thanks, If there are no freeze cracks or repairs so common on many T blocks this would increase the value quite a bit.
by SurfCityGene
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: 1912 engine and transmission Value

Mike,
Could you post a picture of the inside of this engine showing the rear main bearing mounting. I'd like to see the underside of casting at the rear from the Inside looking towards the rear. Specifically looking for a single gusset under the rear main or a double gusset.

Thanks.
by SurfCityGene
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Home made electronic timer

Mindless, make sure you run plenty of grease inside that timer like originals. Watch out for infringing on the "Big Company's" patent rights or the lawyers will have fun. Did you disable your magneto? Looks pretty Cool!! Smarter than the ave. T!!
by SurfCityGene
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Natural finish on wood wheels

Here's my advice, You get what you pay for like with automotive paints. The Sikkens products are top quality the Minwax is lesser. At the boat yard supply store or online you can find Sterling products which has a two part clear enamel U1006 and a brushing thinner U2965 which I have used with nice r...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1876

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Sort of like Sheldon, I clicked on this worried about some TRagIETY you had that maybe I could offer some help.

Sorry I don't have a extra gas cap for you but maybe could offer some plastic wrap and a couple of rubber bands if you need them till you find one?
by SurfCityGene
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 1565

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

WOW Great Story and Pictures!! Thanks
by SurfCityGene
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

Just to keep the beat going on... I have been very interested in reading each and every post with great interest. Thanks to each. I was also happy to see that nobody was getting beat over their posting! Jeff. I'm not totally sold on those needle bearings as being better than the original bushings. I...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2157

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

OH OH, Another Brass Polish that I haven't tried... I do wonder if it can be any better than my favorite Mothers Billet, Prism, Blue Magic or for dirty brass the Bright Boy?
by SurfCityGene
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

Dave, Tell us some more about your adventure with the T. What kind of timer, average speeds and roads did you use? how often and what service did you do during your trip. What would you do different next time. Did you have a high compression head, overdrive or aftermarket carb? I'm sure others are i...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 880

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

I don't often look into the Classifieds just because it's another click and I guess I'm too lazy. I do know that I have made purchases from the old Forum just because I saw something as I looked thru the threads. It's also sad that some discussions are prevented because of the recent anti advertisin...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.

I would not have a Model T without a Warford! Well almost and especially a TT so I've heard. After lots of miles I can tell you that a little grinding noise when trying to shift has not hurt any of the teeth. I'm really amazed at the condition of the gears. They surely are made of some good stuff!
by SurfCityGene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2157

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

Like I've posted before a product that I've found that works very well on very tarnished brass which is made for that purpose is called Brite Boy. I get it at the janitorial supply places. There are many chemicals that could be used to strip the surface but they also may not be the best to use on yo...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

That'll work fine but like was mentioned before you'll have a real fun time getting it off maybe with the studs. Yes you will get a bit more squeeze on that gasket. Some guy I know prefer studs if they don't have a firewall issue. I don't think its needed with proper length bolts and our high compre...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 32
Views: 1958

Re: Napa tour - bummer

Ouch, It's a bummer after all that work it should have a lasted many many thousands of miles. Do you have any idea of what clearance was set up for the triple gear pins. I have read several different opinions of what the correct/workable clearance is. I see Dan M posted a comment and he would surely...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 2725

Re: LED Headlights

I checked into some of the BA15D LEDs but the do require a good reflector behind the bulb to work properly. Luckily I contacted the help line before I placed my order.
by SurfCityGene
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Tommy, Right across the street from the S/S Model T that Bob mentioned is the Ford Bar. When I was there it was raining pretty hard of course but I still was able to sit in the Touring and get a couple of pictures.
by SurfCityGene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: oil seal

Philip, Did you ever get this info about your crank seal that you requested??
by SurfCityGene
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: oil seal

How much clearance do you have? Yes, some of the seals are a bit thicker in construction than others and some cars have more clearance. I just measured the SEAL thickness on one I have used and it is 0.210"! That's pretty thin and should be OK unless your pulley or crank is a bit different. This is ...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Inner Tubes

Not sure how long ago all you guys got your Lucas tubes that were so bad but the 4 I got back before Fathers Day looked great, very heavy, solidly made and have not leaked any air!

At 15 Bucks they seemed like a steal! I guess YMMV?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Inner Tubes

Larry, Just go over to Lucas and the ones I recently bought from him looked and felt very nice. I bought 4 new ones and we put them on the Montana 500 racer for this years race and they have been performing very good so far. They're only $15 bucks instead of lots more for others!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Wow, What a great adventure. Thanks for your story and pictures!! Don't stop there
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Repair wood wheels

Dave Seiler down here in SoCal does super great work but I don't think he does the early wood fellow wheels I had the wheels done by George Garrigan in Sonora who advertises in the VF. You might call or PM me if you'd like to discuss how nice my wheels came out.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 1904

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

The best idea I've seen for these type grease cups is to install a modern Zerk fitting inside the cup. It sure does make greasing the T a simple task. It's important to grease that U joint often..
by SurfCityGene
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Fatman, The easiest, quickest, polish for tarnished brass I have found after trying every polish know to man is Brite Boy! I buy it by the gallon at the janitorial supply store BUT it doesn't give the best deep luster that all brass lovers look for. After a quick cleaning/polish with the Brite Boy I...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Were there other Montana 500 pics
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Were there other Montana 500 pics

Here's the link to the Best "The Montana 500" site for lots of pictures and videos plus other info and links:

https://themontana500.wordpress.com/

If you Google The Montana 500 you have to look for the one that has WORDPRESS in the address. This is the one that is Current and Up to Date.

Enjoy
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: City driving
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: City driving

You both know I prefer the freeways here in SoCal most of the time. Here's Why: No cross traffic, No signal lights to turn from Yellow to Red, No soccer Moms to cut in front of you to stop in a McD's, Many times our freeway speeds are below 30! Of course I like driving my car with the Warford O/D cl...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

I used a piece of 4" flexible metal dryer hose cut in half to fit over the pipe as a heat shield. It was easy to form and wire in place.
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help Removing wheel bearing race.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Help Removing wheel bearing race.

Any kind of a weld on that bearing race will let it fall out!. That's the only way to get them out of a blind hole like in the top cover of a gear box. Done it many many times. Amazing!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: Shift knob in transmission

You didn't say what size the knob was? That may make a difference where you look. I like the camera option..
Good Luck. IN THE MEAN TIME, PUT THE COVER BACK ON!!! Take the key out as well.
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

Ya And Jillian Robison, this years Montana 500 wining driver averaged 54.34 mph for a total of 495 miles with a Stock T and NH carb that passed the No-Go / Go gage tests!! I do have to say the cam shaft selection is one of the few options.
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Valve pins regularly fail
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Valve pins regularly fail

The best trouble free valve keeper system is the chevy type like Humblej posted! During this years Montana 500 race the pin or keeper washer failed on two different occasions and cost racers the possibly winning the race. This same thing has happened during 4 different races that I know about in the...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LONG BEACH SWAP MEET 7/20
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: LONG BEACH SWAP MEET 7/20

I'll be in Space 838 and I'll have an assortment of brass lights, fenders, and a collection of early T parts from Ralph Ricks estate. All will be Very Reasonable and must sell. Come and see and Please make an offer if you see something you could use.

The Livingston Radiator is sold.
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LONG BEACH SWAP MEET 7/20
Replies: 4
Views: 370

LONG BEACH SWAP MEET 7/20

The Long Beach Model Club's Swap meet is coming up fast on Saturday July 20. Start looking at all that stuff piled up in the back of your garage and get some cash at the swap meet. I'll bet your wife will give you a Kiss or something for your efforts!! Contact Jeff Hood at moemechanic@aol.com or cal...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Coils

I have heard Very good reviews from local guys here that have sent coils to Eric Larson. There are a lot of guys that offer coil rebuilding services. In my opinion a rebuilder that uses the most advanced testing system to obtain the highest level of performance is the guy I would use. I don't know a...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3310

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

So Marv, Don't you think there are many that would even like it if our old cars were not even Visible from the street no matter how nice they are? Some things are pretty sad..
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted a 30x 3 1/2'' used Tire
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: wanted a 30x 3 1/2'' used Tire

Joe, Please respond at gcarrotherATaolDOTcom.... If you send me your daughters # I can give her my address and she can come by and check out this tire.

I found it very time consuming searching back for this thread to see if you responded. Thanks
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE

Dan McEachern Gear works in Alameada makes the best timing gears for a Model T. His Bronze one is amazing! I believe he supplies many vendors possibly.
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted a 30x 3 1/2'' used Tire
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: wanted a 30x 3 1/2'' used Tire

I plan on stopping in the Donut shop this Saturday hopefully.
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted a 30x 3 1/2'' used Tire
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: wanted a 30x 3 1/2'' used Tire

JOE, I've got some.. you didn't post Where in Ca you live!! You could be next door and I'd roll it over to ya but Maybe Not?
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 engine block; Free, needs work
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: 1914 engine block; Free, needs work

Bring it down to the Long Beach Swap meet on July 20. Somebody will certainly give you gas money for it. Sure sounds like it could be fixed if it's just the water jacket. I've fixed a couple of freeze cracks with Ultra Black and a shim stock patch. The UB seems to hold I think because it is flexible...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LIVINGSTON Type Radiator #77
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: LIVINGSTON Type Radiator #77

SOLD
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

Another Report,,, The Montana 500 Green Team cars both run with no fan or pulleys. During my recent 500 mile race out of Columbus with the '26 Roadster the normal water temperature on the gage from the water outlet was 190 to 205*F. The air temp probably was averaging between 60 to 75F. I added some...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Golden Gate Tour

WOW, Thanks for posting! I sure hated to miss that tour and looks like a tour that certainly should be repeated as maybe even a Regional Tour some day in the near future. What a beautiful backdrop for the T's with the Golden Gate in the background!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question

Great idea and we've used it many years. It's not going anywhere and you can easily remove it to clean.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LIVINGSTON Type Radiator #77
Replies: 1
Views: 568

LIVINGSTON Type Radiator #77

[size=150 For Sale A Livingston Style Radiator from RDR's #77 Speedster. This radiator appears to be in very good condition with the inlet and outlets taped off. It was used on at least two Great Races by the late Ralph Ricks on his #77 Speedster. He never told me of any over heating or leaking issu...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Golden Gate Tour

I would have loved to been on that tour and I hope they have it again sometime since it's just up the coast from me. I just couldn't fit it in my schedule between the California Dream'n tour and the Montana 500. Thanks for posting!
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3351

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Burger and Cowtown, Here's a link to a really great Montana 500 site with all the info anyone could ever want to know and lots of pictures. This site was set up by Garrett Green's Nephew Dwight and he does a remarkable job keeping it updated. Go to: https://themontana500.wordpress.com/ and you can o...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3351

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Matt, Here is some of the problems different people had that I heard about or helped fix. One car had a rusty gas tank that kept plugging the fuel flow. Coil adjustment issues caused another car slow time and also some Kevlar lint on the mag post. Original Ford type valve keeper pins and washer fail...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3351

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Matt, It's obvious that Pink is much faster than other colors.... Wanna change?

Actually some of the times are so very close just one tiny thing could have changed your standing.
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: In-line fuel filter recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: In-line fuel filter recomendations

The one pictured first by DLMYERS is what I use on my Torpedo and believe it would work well on an underseat tank. Someone posted about a '26 which has a lot of head pressure compared to yours. It's a worth a try and very easy to see and take apart to clean anything that accumulates there. I got min...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan

I've taken a shim out of the 4th rod but don't think you can access the rear main. The rod was tricky enough and I have good hands for tight work. Make sure you stuff plenty of numbered rags in if you go there!!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3351

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Some quick answers... There was a couple of tour cars but everybody else were serious racers for time. The Red Green Team '26 Roadster that I drove with no top was at quite a disadvantage because of wind and weight but I came in #12 with an average of 49.06 MPH. The race has been won by Garrett Gree...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3351

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Turned out a super fun day today.. My car the #14 Team Green Red Roadster ran fine and should have logged in a good score. A hard rain to run away from and a bit construction where we were timed in and out. Only a few problems but many are now ready for another run tomorrow past Scott Congers place ...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Montana 500

Will be a big day to start the 500 this year with the first day of over 250 miles. Over 25 cars will start out at 1 minute intervals with our first stop at 85 mile. Next year will be the 60th year of the Montana 500 without an accident or injury! We're all planning and wishing everyone a safe and in...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Montana 500

Scott, Thanks for the kind offer. I sent you an email with my #. You'll have to send me a txt or call.
Weather been a bit wet so far
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Montana 500

[s. ize. We're on our way!! Stopped tonight in Nephi Utah with the TEAM GREEN #6 red Roadster. Taking the scenic route up thru Cody for a stop at the Buffalo Bill Museum.=150][/size]
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Mike Thanks for posting for some help! That's the real value of a forum like this which can find local help with our Model T's. Changing clincher tires can be a challenge especially if you don't know the couple of tricks that help make the job a lot easier. I did see that your flaps really presented...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED brake light options
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: LED brake light options

Jelen, I love those lights and when they're not on they don't look like something that got stuck on and don't belong on a T.

I put some bike lights about the same place on my Torpedo for additional tail lights. During the day you can't see them but they work well at night. Great Job!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED brake light options
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: LED brake light options

Don't have the info at hand at the moment but maybe search here for a guy that had a SUPER LED tail light from a vintage BMW motorcycle. I bought one and installed it in my brass taillight and It is Amazing!! Wasn't cheap but if your interesting I can look for some info?
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden gate tour part 2 - Healdsburg to Calistoga
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Golden gate tour part 2 - Healdsburg to Calistoga

Hey, Larry I thought I recognized that blue ball cap... I heard about and sure wanted to go but just had too much prep work going on for the Montana 500 race coming up. Seems like that event might be interesting to you since you're the Original Model T Larry? Maybe come along sometime? You'd have to...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flash tour in Sonoma County
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Flash tour in Sonoma County

Jeff that sure sounds like a great day out driving the T's and tasting some good vino!!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

I got an email from Mike and told him to bring his wheels up here and we'll have some fun!! I usually have found it's easier when the wheel is on the car but have done it both ways. I found there were some differences in the Firestone tires I've had in the past. Several years ago I had to resort to ...
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

MM, Hey I didn't see you lived close by!!!
Bring it up to HB and we'll get them tires on.. I've mounted several..

I did have some Firestone Non Skid 30X3's that were a challenge

give me a call at 714.FOUR88 six 013 cell
Gene
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: 50th Santa Clara Endurance Run

Have a safe run and tour. I've enjoyed this event a couple of times and it is surely one to try and attend if possible. The start of the race is most memorable!
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

My experience is that it makes a difference what size clincher is being mounted. I have 3" on front and 3 1/2" rear. I use flaps in the rear but Not in the Front. There isn't much room inside those front tires and the flaps I have seen take up way too much room. I have never had a flat on the fronts...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Band adjusting nut change
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Band adjusting nut change

I didn't see it suggested but it's a Very good practice to tie some dental floss on the nut and washer when you are installing them. This will prevent a bad day but the nut will still thread on easily.
by SurfCityGene
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: lucus 21" tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: lucus 21" tubes

Harold, thanks for your comment but if he is using 21" wire wheels with the dropped center he should Not be using a flap. We just had a Devil of a time getting one off. Those type of rims only need a thin band to cover the center spoke area. Sounds like he is using wood wheels and some use a flap in...
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 79
Views: 6170

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, I am totally shocked when thinking about some of the info on that Crankshaft Travel chart. Some really great info you guys have been posting.
by SurfCityGene
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: lucus 21" tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: lucus 21" tubes

I just picked up a set of 21 x 4.50 tubes from Lucas the other day for a '26 roadster and were impressed by the quality. They cost $15. compared to 25 plus from vendors so I was concerned. They're made in India and so far are working perfect. You don't say what kind of wheels. You may not need those...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High Temperature RTV; which one??
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: High Temperature RTV; which one??

Steve, I'm not sure what you mean by a Large tube but commonly guys here use the 3.5 OZ tubes which is more than enough for most all jobs. We've had pretty good success with using the supplied tip and taping over the end when finished. It has always been pretty easy to later unscrew the tapered appl...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: 65th Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet

Jeff, I sent you my check and application.

This swap meet is the best in the SoCal area next to Bakersfield for sure. Thanks for all the work you do to make it better every year!!
by SurfCityGene
Fri May 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High Temperature RTV; which one??
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: High Temperature RTV; which one??

Permatex brand is important and red or copper should be ok. There is a new Ultimum Grey the is good for 700*F. Others are still close to 650*F and like Steve said his worked fine. The Red was first colored one we used to use then a copper pigmented one came out later and now a super Grey one... I be...
by SurfCityGene
Thu May 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I Timer free start?
Replies: 26
Views: 1686

Re: I Timer free start?

WHOA.. TOM, I don't agree with you about the carb mixture. In my Limited experience the fuel mixture has to be in that happy place of, for sure, not too lean which makes sense. I believe that carb setting has much to do with free starts but yes, also piston position. When you got 10 in a row you've ...
by SurfCityGene
Thu May 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 fan painting
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: 1912 fan painting

Comon, On a '12 if it's brass it can't be painted!!! LOL

Good Question, Of course the pulley area be showing brass with a belt running. I'd probably go with black paint on the rest.
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Balancing Water??
Replies: 25
Views: 1979

Re: Balancing Water??

John, maybe you haven't priced new T tires lately... A balanced tire will wear much better and also run much smoother. BTW some Model T's go a bit faster than 25. There's several parts that can affect how well the wheel rotates, Rim, tire, bearings, kingpin wear, and balance. many guys stick on weig...
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rules for setting timing as you drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Rules for setting timing as you drive?

Norm Kling has it dead nuts ON!! If you didn't read his first paragraph then you'll have a better running T after reading it if you use the knowledge he wrote. Today I learned from a test drive how much the RPM affects exactly where that sweet spot is! Yes, you can set it and forget it and a Model ...
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacement Timer Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Replacement Timer Recommendations

ETimer or ITimer has to be the best timers available currently. Yes, the initial cost is a bit more but after you factor in a life time warranty practically and never needing any type if cleaning or maintenance or not requiring the front cover to be centered correctly the cost seems like a bargain!!...
by SurfCityGene
Tue May 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I Timer free start?
Replies: 26
Views: 1686

Re: I Timer free start?

After some discussion today with another frequent Free Starter guy We conclude, The carb setting may not be the most important part. When shutting down the engine with a reasonably set carb the critical part is adjusting the rpm's before turning off the ignition. Where the engine finally stops is th...