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by brucesp
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sideways photos again
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Sideways photos again

The issue with sideways photos is that all digital photos are taken horizontal, i.e. long dimension by short dimension; not the other way around. Embedded in every JPG image is a set of information about the photo: date, time, shutter speed, aperture, and a whole lot more including which orientation...
by brucesp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Did you know?

There still out there. Here's the Portland Assembly Plant in the day: oregondigital-fx71c198n2.jpg Here is is today at SE 11th and Division. It now houses shops and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon , which is a remarkable historical library: bff43d905ad924d2e6317d26054f6961.jpg My '15 in front of th...
by brucesp
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Model T Club That Doesn’t Drive Around And Eat

The Newlydeads at Davis Graveyard this year:
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The Newlydeads ready for the night out:
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by brucesp
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Halloween

Halloween is perfect for a Model T. I've been adding to the 15's decorations year by year, and it's always a hit. The neighbors have come to expect the "spooky car" traveling the streets. I'm glad I've got Ruckstell low. This will be the second year for the "Newlydeads" in the back seat. I go as the...
by brucesp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Home made electronic timer

Excellent! Just curious - why MOSFETs instead of triacs?
by brucesp
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: Timing with a New Day

Yes, the wire colors should match the New Day labels. Then double-check your timing using the through-the-hole method you mentioned. The New Day may require bending the rod some. Once you get it right, there's nothing like a New Day. Besides being really reliable, the inter-cylinder timing accuracy ...
by brucesp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 953

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Getting back to the original question... I couldn't tell you where the early dry cells were grounded, but do yourself a favor - run a ground wire from the battery to the body, then to the frame, and then to the engine. On my '15, the "connection" from body to frame to engine was intermittent. Before...
by brucesp
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Strange Noise on Ford Model T engine

Sounds like bushing squeal to me. What weight oil are you using? If it's too light, that can happen. I had a similar problem, which ended up being the triple-gears. I switched to 15W-40, and it's been fine ever since. The rear cam bearing is bronze, not babbitt, so that could be your suspect.
by brucesp
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1910

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Mark is absolutely right. Get in the habit of raising the spark advance lever all the way up at the same time you turn off the key . I will add to this, don't trust the "measure the timer rod" method of setting the initial timing. Sure, go ahead and follow the instructions in the manual, but follow ...