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by John Dow
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1242

Re: Parking a Model T

No sweat. Buy the T and practice a little to build up your confidence.
by John Dow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 38
Views: 2450

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

I haven't done a thing except wait for my engine to be rebuilt. Hopefully in 3 months +/- I'll be back in business.
by John Dow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FACTORY WARRANTY ?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

FACTORY WARRANTY ?

What was the factory warranty on a new model T ?
by John Dow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake Pedal For my 26 Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Brake Pedal For my 26 Touring

Mikey, just a word of encouragement. I put hydraulic disk brakes on my '23 touring 4 years ago. I wouldn't drive it without them. Good move!!
by John Dow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 442
Views: 67996

Re: Foto of the Day

Granddad R.E. Bruner (left) after a very successful day in the field. BTW that's not a T its a Chandler. year?
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by John Dow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old dealerships
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: New old dealerships

ZINK Motor Co. Appleton City, Mo Then and now....
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by John Dow
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 96
Views: 12795

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Sorry, this isn't pen and ink but I sure do love this. Artist unknown.
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by John Dow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got any snowmobile pics? Tis the season
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Got any snowmobile pics? Tis the season

This is a watercolor and it's not an actual snowmobile but it is on a frozen lake. Hopefully you'll enjoy seeing as I do.
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by John Dow
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

In May (hopefully) when I get the engine back after total rebuild, I plan to install it in my '23 Touring. Before then I will mount the 4 new tires I received 3 weeks ago.
by John Dow
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: STABIL shelf life

What, read the instructions??!!! naaaa.... Thanks everybody.
by John Dow
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 916

STABIL shelf life

This question is not specific to the Model T but does anyone know if partial bottles of Stabil are good for a prolonged period of time ? I suppose there are others who find they have left over product from the previous year's winterizing. In the spirit of Henry Ford's frugality, do I use it or toss ...
by John Dow
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 136
Views: 21414

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

I don't know the artist but I love this one.
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by John Dow
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

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Anytime I show my T at a local car show I can count on my best little buddy to be there to greet the folks. That's Rosemary, my granddaughter at 3 years old.
by John Dow
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1372

What name have you given your T

"Gracie" 1923 touring car
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by John Dow
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1518

Re: Engine splash pans

I currently have the engine out of my '23 for rebuild and had to remove the pans. I'm considering not reinstalling them due to the way they collect oily dirt and grime. I'm also told the engine will run cooler without them. Yes? No?
by John Dow
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CAR COVER PROBLEMS?
Replies: 1
Views: 327

CAR COVER PROBLEMS?

Do car covers like the one shown on my '23 touring cause rust problems? The car is parked in my dry garage and this cover breathes somewhat.
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by John Dow
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1709

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Broken crank shaft on 45 mph, 4 lane road. Aside from that the weather was nice.
by John Dow
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY VETERANS DAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: HAPPY VETERANS DAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!!

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Happy Veteran's Day Utapao, Thailand 1972
by John Dow
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: Happy Halloween

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by John Dow
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: Disc brakes on the rear

I installed the disc brake kit from Birdhaven on my '23 Touring 3 years ago. It is basically a bolt on operation and works great. Now I wouldn't drive the car without them.
by John Dow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4313

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

As previously reported I broke my crankshaft. I have now pulled the engine, loaded it into my pickup and I'm headed to the rebuilder in the morning.
by John Dow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

Thank you all so much. I shall proceed!!
by John Dow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Engine Removal 1923 Touring

I have the misfortune of recently joining the 2-Piece Crank Shaft Club. So to pull the engine from my '23 do I need to remove the firewall? The re-pop wooden firewall has space removed on either side to clear mounting arms. So after unhooking everything and drop the radius arms will the engine come ...
by John Dow
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4313

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

I joined the two piece crankshaft club.
by John Dow
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Where is your T?

Mine is there.
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by John Dow
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - First Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: 13T - First Car Show

My favorite story is the show where my '23 touring was placed between a killer Ferrari and a drop dead gorgeous red '63 split window Vette. Can you guess which car drew the biggest crowd? The Ferrari owner got so pissed he went home early I suppose because people were ignoring his "million dollar" b...
by John Dow
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 1203

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

"cuteness" is what attracted me 50+ years ago.
by John Dow
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REEDER HC head engine knock
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: REEDER HC head engine knock

Thank you Alan. I've checked and re-checked all is well in that department.
by John Dow
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Central Kansas T Ride Today
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Central Kansas T Ride Today

'looks like fun, sorry I missed it.
by John Dow
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REEDER HC head engine knock
Replies: 5
Views: 503

REEDER HC head engine knock

Hello Everybody!! I have a Reeder aluminum high compression head on my '23 Touring that is prone to engine knock. I only use 91 octane gas and keep the ignition as retarded as much as possible to avoid the knock. Recently it seems the knock is becoming more prevalent and louder. Is it possible carbo...
by John Dow
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE

Thank you all! Great suggestions, I'll give them a try. BTW I have a Reeder aluminum high compression head which is prone to engine knock so I use 91 octane non ethanol gas.
by John Dow
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE
Replies: 8
Views: 799

CARBURETOR CLEANER FUEL ADDITIVE

Has anyone used one of the carburetor cleaner fuel additives in their T? My Holley NH is acting like it needs a little "freshening" so before I order a rebuild kit I was wondering if this might help. Thanks!!
by John Dow
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: Towing Model T

I have done it and it worked well. Like everyone says the though, the front wheel "net" straps do not hold well and need to be re tightened periodically. Instead of relying on them I recommend strapping the front and rear axles with come along tie downs.
by John Dow
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ad-on brakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1786

Re: Ad-on brakes

To be sure, disk brakes are not original equipment, no argument. But if you want the most reliable way to bring your T to a stop when needed there is nothing better. I added the Sure Stop brakes from Birdhaven to my '23 touring 4 years ago and have not regretted it for one second. The brakes merely ...
by John Dow
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small town dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: Small town dealer

IMG_0271.jpg IMG_0356.jpg This is a picture of ZINK Motor Co. in Appleton City, Mo. ZINK began business in 1916 in this very building which was built by the FORD Motor Company. The company is still a FORD Dealer and works from this same location today. (The Fords shown were a part of Zink's annual ...
by John Dow
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KEVLAR BANDS??
Replies: 2
Views: 590

KEVLAR BANDS??

Hi everyone. I'm told by the previous owner of my '23 touring that it has Kevlar bands installed. The only Kevlar bands I've seen are always yellow, but mine are gray or dirty white. What's up? Thanks!
by John Dow
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Summer time family pix
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Summer time family pix

Thank you one and all, but how about your pictures??? LET"S SEE "EM!!
by John Dow
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

I was once asked by a lady while filling my '23 with gas: "How many cranks does it take to go a mile". I was speechless.
by John Dow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND

Great news. Here's a photo of my wife's grandfather(on left)
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after a successful hunt standing next to his Chandler (year?).
by John Dow
Wed May 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Before and After

Great job!!!
by John Dow
Thu May 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood rot treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: wood rot treatment

Being a former restorer of wooden boats I'm well versed in treating wood rot. With wooden members that are rotted but still in place I very successfully used a product called "GIT-ROT". It's a 2 part epoxy of thin viscosity which soaks into the wood and then hardens in 4-5 hours. The rotten wood is ...
by John Dow
Tue May 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7847

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I was having trouble with high gear not solidly "locking up" so I adjusted my clutch. I gave each of the 3 finger set screws 1/2 turn to the right ( and didn't drop a single cotter pin). Great result!!!
by John Dow
Tue May 05, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 18432

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

I was filling my tank at a local gas station when I was approached by a friendly lady. She asked me "how many cranks does it take for your car to go a mile?" I was speechless.
by John Dow
Sun May 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7847

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

With schools cancelled and people "sheltering in place" the streets are devoid of the usual traffic. I've taken advantage of the situation by driving some formerly busy streets and absolutely loving every minute. I particularly get a kick out of all the waves and smiles from the folks of all ages ou...
by John Dow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New club member introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: New club member introduction

Welcome Mike. I'm excited for you. I'm an old guy but over the years I've had many muscle cars, Corvettes and Bimmers but none of them are half as fun as my 23. My suggestion is to get her running reliably, make it safe, learn to drive it well and have a blast. This forum is an invaluable resource f...
by John Dow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 4605

Re: New guy here

Hi Dave, I too am a member of the Chuggers and live in Leawood, Ks. The best advice I can give is to get your car running, make it safe and learn how to drive it. Above all have fun!! This forum is full of seasoned veterans with thousands of years of experience. They can answer any question you may ...
by John Dow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 18313

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

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Model Ts and Bison herd (look closely) at Fleming Park, Kansas City
by John Dow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T pictures prior to social distancing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Model T pictures prior to social distancing.

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Remember the days before social distancing and the whole family could ride in your T?
by John Dow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 3298

Lets see your whole family

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Remember the days before social distancing and the whole family could ride in your T?
by John Dow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Statements for Our Well Being!
Replies: 14
Views: 1918

Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Never trust a smiling dog. W.C. Fields
by John Dow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a garage mate for our '21 T?
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: a garage mate for our '21 T?

It's OK with me. My grandfather was the first Chevrolet dealer in Kansas and sold 4 of these in his first year. One was to himself.
by John Dow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

Re: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER

Thank you Tim. Some questions: did you cut and buff the Model A part you painted using the rattle can base/clear coat? What brand did you use? The results you got in the pictures look super! You said you used a "dash of this stuff" what was the "stuff". I really appreciate your input.
by John Dow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER

I need to strip and repaint a rear fender on my '23 touring. Has anyone had any experience with the base coat, clear coat being offered by both Rustoleum and Dupliocolor?
by John Dow
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 3487

Re: Coil capacitors

I have 8ea capacitors purchased from Langs last summer and never opened the package. I'd sell all 8 for $15 + shipping. PM me if interested.
by John Dow
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12060

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I drove Gracie the '23 to my first Cars & Coffee of the year at the Kansas City Auto Museum. She ran like a top.
by John Dow
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: COIL REPAIR DEPOT
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: COIL REPAIR DEPOT

This is a picture of Ron Patterson working his magic in his shop. Many of us have only spoken with him on the phone so here's putting a face with a name. You are welcome.
by John Dow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 2922

Re: model T problem

Hi Carson, Since you say it's raining and the engine is wet, I'd first look at the timer to see if there is water in it or on the contacts. Good luck!!!
by John Dow
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: COIL REPAIR DEPOT
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

COIL REPAIR DEPOT

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by John Dow
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Re: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

HOLY SMOKE, Guys!!! I believe either me or my kids can someday contract for a complete rebuild and enjoy a proper fix then. Until then I think I'll just drive her on battery and be thankful for a sweet running Lizzie. As always, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for your invaluable input.
by John Dow
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

CRANKSHAFT END PLAY SHIM

Has anyone installed one of these ? How did you determine you needed to shim your crankshaft ? to How did you machine yours to obtain the proper thickness ? Many thanks!!
by John Dow
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 4109

Re: bicycle speedometer

I use a bicycle GPS speedometer with great success. It's about 1" x 1.5" and weighs nothing. It's rechargeable from a computer USB port. You can attach it anywhere but mine attaches to a velcro dot in the middle of my lower windshield. I paid about $60.
by John Dow
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

Anybody need a Dan McEachern bronze cam gear? Used very little, gear mating surfaces like new. $50 + shipping. PM me if interested.
by John Dow
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter Clinic January 25, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Winter Clinic January 25, 2020

Good job Stu. Many thanks
by John Dow
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTOS THAT BELONGED TOBGRAMPA,
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: OLD PHOTOS THAT BELONGED TOBGRAMPA,

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Rabbit stew tonight!!! Granddad (left) with a buddy and his Chamberlain after a successful day in the field.
by John Dow
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 35
Views: 5633

Re: Midwinter Clinic

It was a well attended event and great to see everybody. I have no intention of entering the Montana 500 but I received lots of ideas on how to improve my T's performance. 'Sorry some of you missed it.
by John Dow
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 35
Views: 5633

Re: Midwinter Clinic

Weather permitting, I'll be there. Thank you.
by John Dow
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: Magneto issue

Steve and R.V., Your thoughts on Curt's magneto malfunction interests me. I have a problem with my magneto in that it is intermittent and randomly cuts out then begins to work again. (Right now it isn't working.) The problem is with the rebuilt magneto itself. Checked with an analog meter there is n...
by John Dow
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 2508

Re: Driving on "Battery"

Thank you for all your assurances. Happy driving!!
by John Dow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 2508

Driving on "Battery"

Sadly, with my magneto no longer operational, I'm now resigned to driving my T on battery only going forward. Other than making sure I have a good battery with sufficient charge, what other things do I need be aware of driving this way? Thank you in advance for your help.
by John Dow
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 3538

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Tired of coffee spills, I gave up on trying to be clever/period correct. I bought a great cup holder from Amazon. Take a look at the Universal Cup holder made by Accmor for $10.99. It fastens anywhere on the dash (mine is just right of the steering column) it has a rubber grip cushion, it's made of ...
by John Dow
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Three wheeler

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by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Yes, I used an analog meter. The needle didn't budge.
by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Hi Scott, I disconnected the magneto lead and checked AC voltage from the post to ground. The needle on my multi meter read zero and didn't budge with changes in RPM.
by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thank you one and all for your interest in my problem and your extremely helpful suggestions. I'm sorry to report my problem is the magneto is simply not producing any voltage at all. I do not see any path from here other than a magneto coil assembly replacement at my next (if ever) engine rebuild. ...
by John Dow
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thank you John. Your suggestion is good but if the coil box is the problem wouldn't it not run when on battery as well?
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Question: If the engine runs fine on battery how can the problem be with the coil box if it won't run reliably on magneto?
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Many thanks Scott. You may not remember but you helped me with my last mystery -- unexplained engine rattle. One of the things I checked while running the loops was cam shaft end play. It was found to be within limits. (BTW my problem was engine knock caused by my aluminum high compression head. My ...
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thanks everybody. I bought the car 5 years ago and it had had a "ground-up" restoration and total engine rebuild. It has run superbly until recently. With the engine rework I assume the mag coil ring had been replaced as well and I can see the contact point is shiny like new. When the magneto is wor...
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Thanks John. I've done all you suggest including replacing the mag post.
by John Dow
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Hello Everyone. I'm having trouble with the magneto "cutting out" on my '23 Touring. I'll be driving along normally when it quits. The wiring and connections are good, I have replaced the back of the switch and the magneto post. There's nothing left but the magneto itself, right? Can anyone tell me ...
by John Dow
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?

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by John Dow
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 6063

Re: KIDS AND CARS

...just had to add one more.
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by John Dow
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 75
Views: 9051

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I wear a size 3XL orange Department of Corrections jumpsuit.
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by John Dow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION

Thanks everyone. I can get the post with the outside oil connection IF i buy the whole kit. I only need the post not all the other plumbing.
by John Dow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Magneto post with oil line connection
Replies: 3
Views: 730

WANTED: Magneto post with oil line connection

Looking for a new, nearly new or otherwise serviceable 3 screw magneto post with outside oil line connection.
by John Dow
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION

Thanks Bill. I call them tomorrow but it looks like they carry the post without the oil line connection like all the other suppliers I've checked.
by John Dow
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

MAGNETO POST WITH OUTSIDE OIL LINE CONNECTION

Can anyone tell me where I can find a 3 screw magneto post with the external oil line connection? Mine works intermittently and before I try to fix it, I'd just like to just buy a replacement. Thank you.
by John Dow
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 6063

KIDS AND CARS

Waving at the folks is my granddaughter in my '23 touring car. Show us your kids!!
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor knock
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Motor knock

Harold, I bet you have the same problem! Hopefully, you can solve it as I did. Please follow up and let us know the result.
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor knock
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Motor knock

Harold, Do you by chance have an aluminum high compression head? I do and I had a very similar loud knock as you described. It drove me crazy trying to find the cause. It turned out to be pre-ignition engine knock. I found by running 91 octane and using a little less advance the noise went away.
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recent Hot Rod Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Recent Hot Rod Car Show

Gwendolyn is a beauty!! My experiences are similar to yours. My "Gracie" always draws a crowd at the few fund raiser car shows we attend despite all the competing muscle, bling and loud pipes. On one such occasion we were positioned between a gorgeous '63 slit window 'Vette and a Ferrari Super Ameri...
by John Dow
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 442
Views: 67996

Re: Foto of the Day

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Here's a pretty cool foto but I'm not sure who deserves the credit for this one.
by John Dow
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 3388

Re: Younger Members

My optimism fades and then something happens that restores my faith. Recently "Gracie" and I were stopped at a traffic light when a couple of late teen or early twenties youths pulled up next to me in a pick up truck. The driver asked what year my T was. When I replied "1923", he immediately turned ...