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by SurfCityGene
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1125

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Hey Steven, Maybe that's exactly why Tony was given the Rosenthal Award last year! I bet your not the only guy he has helped..
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Bill, You might also check how much spring tension is on the levers. My quadrant is a lot like yours on the throttle side cause I guess I drive it too often-hard or play with the gas too much? I'm making a friction block to install on the throttle and spark rods so I can keep the idle running at the...
by SurfCityGene
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1125

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Thanks to Tony for his help his expert Help!
I agree with Steve J and Scott C, It should be a 5 minute job to bend and set the timer rod to the correct timing position. Once set no one will have to remember to place the spark lever to some off standard position.

Did someone say this is a RHD car??
by SurfCityGene
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1125

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Since you changed to a different timer I would be suspect of the timing. Check that again. You said the car runs fine once it gets started so I would rule out gas supply is the problem. The carb setting could be suspect.... My "12 hand crank car always starts great EXCEPT if it gets flooded I then h...
by SurfCityGene
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1271

Re: Model T Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21

Our reservations are made and we'll see everyone on Sunday!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Ya Kirk, it was cold here too and we had snow also but up in the mountains above Pasadena. So Beautiful.... Was a really great day lots of cars. I got to the parking lot early. Since we were at a county park there were a lot of other modern cars there but everyone found a place to park.
by SurfCityGene
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Looks like I have an empty seat tomorrow if anyone is interested?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1072

Re: Dubatt's crank

I have a DuBats crank in my '12 with an early pan and would not ever change it out for a later one! That Narrow nose adds a minimum of 2 miles per hour!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1271

Re: Model T and Brass Era Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21, 2020

Eric, You know it's very possible you might get sick on the HME and be well enough for a little Vintage Wine?
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

CHRIS... If you need a hand or some help PLEASE let me know!!
by SurfCityGene
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Well the creck is pretty high after last night but the Torpedo will ford it at the old crossing and somehow be there one more time! I remember the last I was there with Stan Howe and it started raining right when we pulled into the gate! it'll be cle4ar for the tour as always... I hope, See you ther...
by SurfCityGene
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

Which ever source you use make sure to take Tom's advice about insulating your connection at the mag post!! Some protection from the batteries is also good advice. Seems like there are plenty of Welders readily available as compared to a bunch of 6 or big 12 V batteries and a bunch of cables. I doub...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

I'm surprised no one has told you to read Tom Carnegie's post about charging your mag in the car! Here's a link: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/528397.html Tom has a many years of knowledge and experience and is many times winner of the Montana 500. Check out his procedure or search man...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 142
Views: 5059

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I can't believe our Forum rules prevent anyone from joining into the discussion about a related project such as this to share experience and knowledge to others working on such a project! I find that this type of ruling would be against the very reason we have such a forum and place to share experie...
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?

Sorry Mark, I was just thru there a several weeks ago but it's too cold now. Dean Yoder is not too far from there?
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubat's cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Dubat's cranks

I've been running one since they first came out and really would be interested in another one if you come across another, Joe?
by SurfCityGene
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?

That's one for your Bucket List if you've never been there. Our clubs have made the trip to Yuma a couple of times and is always more to see each time!!
by SurfCityGene
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 982

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

I thought it was important after I copied some of Terry Horlicks dam designs for my car to drill some small oil return lines at the bottom of each dam. This allows the oil to flow back into the sump after the engine is turned off. I think it also aids in preventing any sediment build up.
by SurfCityGene
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Mark, How about letting us Locals know where that mural is at as well?

Very Cool
by SurfCityGene
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2594

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I hope many of you opened the link posted by Ray, AKA 3 Pedal Dancer, referring to the picture RDR, Ralph Ricks, posted back in 2011. Even years before his passing the many testimonies and praise of HH was evident. There's also some more cool pictures of that run home down the 605 of Lucky 7 taken f...
by SurfCityGene
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2594

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2594

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: 194

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1272

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1272

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 590

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 728

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 926

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Allan, Great idea inserting a shim!!
by SurfCityGene
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Question
Replies: 17
Views: 595

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: 302

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anti-Freeze and Brass Tarnish
Replies: 3
Views: 420

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1254

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1075

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine and transmission Value
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 842

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2073

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 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 591

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Watford with stock drive line.
Replies: 5
Views: 500

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 775

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 2698

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 3050

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 842

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 586

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil seal
Replies: 5
Views: 586

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2670

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 2670

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 874

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 2117

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1464

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were there other Montana 500 pics
Replies: 6
Views: 944

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: City driving
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Removing wheel bearing race.
Replies: 9
Views: 916

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1231

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve pins regularly fail
Replies: 8
Views: 768

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LONG BEACH SWAP MEET 7/20
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LONG BEACH SWAP MEET 7/20
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2283

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: 3607

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: 708

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ALUMINUM TIMING GEAR SOURCE
Replies: 7
Views: 908

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: 708

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: 708

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: 779

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: 603

Re: LIVINGSTON Type Radiator #77

SOLD
by SurfCityGene
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 977

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Good Idea? Oil Screen Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

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: 603

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 977

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3614

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3614

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3614

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: In-line fuel filter recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear main adjusting with a 3 dip pan
Replies: 3
Views: 478

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3614

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3614

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2394

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED brake light options
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

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!!