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by BuddyTheRoadster
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Sromberg Carb Body and Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: FS Sromberg Carb Body and Parts

Interested if Bruce changes his mind.
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

If I can get a motor in the roadster in time, I'll be driving. It'd be a pleasure to meet you Steve if you come out.
by BuddyTheRoadster
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Awesome!

How are their wood screws? Do they have cut threads like vintage ones?
by BuddyTheRoadster
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 3.33:1 or 3.25:1 gears in a roadster?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

3.33:1 or 3.25:1 gears in a roadster?

Is anybody running 3.33 or 3.25 rear end gears in their car? My 1923 roadster will be getting a Ruckstell within the next couple years, and I was thinking of installing taller rear axle gears than 3.63:1. The temporary motor has aluminum pistons, Waukesha head, cam with greater lift, and a high volu...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1206

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

I don't know if this would be long enough, but it's a possibility.

https://cwmoss.com/products/thermo-quai ... gI1lvD_BwE
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1311

Re: Ford history questions

You bring up a lot of good questions, and I'll try to address them in the order posted. Henry Ford was a complicated man (as was his buddy Thomas Edison) and he had some contradictions that seem odd to us now. Now there are three things to remember: 1) the Model T was almost always the cheapest car ...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

That honestly depends on the drivers around you. I drove a model A as my daily for about a year in 2004-2005. When I was in "nice" neighborhoods, soccer moms in SUVs tailgated me and gave angry looks because I was in their way. Going through working class neighborhoods, I got smiles and offers to bu...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

As an under-40 model T owner, I want to chime in. First off, the generation that remembered model Ts as new or used cars has passed away. I bought my T in 1995, and at that time, elderly people remembered Ts in junkyards or the turnouts where a model T had to make a hard turn to reverse up a hill. T...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2151

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

Regarding Brasso, they reformulated it within the last 10 years when they went from the little metal cans to the squeeze bottles. The antique radio guys loved the old formula for polishing Bakelite, and when it was discontinued in the US, one Canadian collector bought every can he could find and res...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 2078

Re: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going

Brent, thank you for doing historic restoration. When I went to Gonzaga, I felt like the campus architect and I were the only people who cared about all the great Edwardian architecture in Spokane. Anyway. I'm 38, I bought my T when I was 14. I call him Buddy, (hence my screen name, Buddy the Roadst...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Babbitt Material
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Babbitt Material

Herm, how do you chose when you use Grade No. 11 and when you use Grade No. 2 Babbitt?
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Something's not right with my top installation
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Something's not right with my top installation

Aside from your top bows being probably too close to the center of the car, maybe your wood bow sections need to be trimmed a little more to go in deeper into the irons? That would probably help with the front bow overshooting the windshield by 10 inches. Good luck!
by BuddyTheRoadster
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do I identify camshafts grinds?
Replies: 0
Views: 256

How do I identify camshafts grinds?

My Dad left me with about 5 T camshafts, all in numbered Iskenderian boxes but otherwise unlabeled. I want to know which cam has which grind. I have V blocks, a dial indicator, and I'm pretty sure there's a degree wheel somewhere. What do I do from there?

Thanks!
by BuddyTheRoadster
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: City driving
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: City driving

Agreed. The last long drive I took on my T was the Holiday Motor Excursion in Pasadena CA. Since I was up in the city, I drove through Pasadena, to LA, to Santa Monica to show my car to an old friend. It was fine in rush hour surface traffic.
by BuddyTheRoadster
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1713

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Tech support is odious work. Thanks for fixing all the bugs for us!
by BuddyTheRoadster
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dare to Share- Your first T
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Dare to Share- Your first T

Here you go. This is Buddy, he's my first T and my first car. My late father, Steve Rini, started working on cars when he was 6, and he practically lived in the garage. When I was about 12, Dad's car books got "interesting," and I found myself liking 1920s touring cars. (I should give him credit, he...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pot Metal Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Pot Metal Advice

I'm glad that PB Blaster worked for you. FWIW, 1910s-1920s pot metal was usually awful, they had trouble with intergranular corrosion even back then, and metallurgists finally got it sorted out around 1929. Unfortunately, since pot metal takes to precision casting so well, way too many distributor b...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3307

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

I'd imagine you would have to pass off a neighbor for this to be enforced. Andy This is paramount! My family enjoy good relationships with our neighbors, and my Dad was the surrogate grandfather to all the kids, so no one complains about the trailer in the driveway or the black hole that is the gar...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3307

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Now is the time for people in Sacramento County to get involved in local government and overturn this. Here is a link to the actual county zoning: http://www.code-enforcement.saccounty.net/Programs/Pages/AutoRepair.aspx I find Section 4 prohibiting the painting of car parts troubling. There's a lot ...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3307

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Reading the article, it seems that standard DIY maintenance things are fine. The crack down is on 1) using tools not normally found in a residence, 2) working on cars registered to someone who doesn't live there, and 3) a project done outside of an enclosed garage that makes a car nonoperative for m...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: OEM Rajo 4 Valve Intake Manifold
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Wanted: OEM Rajo 4 Valve Intake Manifold

Looking to buy an original Rajo 4-Valve intake manifold as shown in advertisement below. Thanks!

Chris
by BuddyTheRoadster
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

There's a fighting chance that production stopped sometime in the 1930s, and they assembled motors from parts on hand through 1941. There might be documentation at the Benson Ford Archives, but I don't know where you'd start to look.
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

On my car, Dad ran straight water with an ounce or two of soluble oil to inhibit rust. There haven't been any problems to speak of since 1995.
by BuddyTheRoadster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Accessory Perrless Radiator Shell
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: For Sale: Accessory Perrless Radiator Shell

Is it for a high or low radiator?
by BuddyTheRoadster
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Demountable Rims - When were they standard equipment?
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Demountable Rims - When were they standard equipment?

It's the same answer as the starter package. Demountable rims were available from 1919 as an extra, but they weren't included on every car until 1926. There were various 23-inch rim variations, and I can't remember what's what, but it's all in the McCalley Encyclopedia. And then of course, 21-inch s...
by BuddyTheRoadster
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OF carburetor float stuck
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: OF carburetor float stuck

All the Stromberg O-series carburetors (except for the OTs) use the same float and float bowl cover, so you can always scrounge from a parts carb. Also, a lot of drivers would just unscrew the big nut on the float bowl cover and tap the needle valve until it stopped flooding. (I think that's why tha...