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by Scottio
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jacking help removing rear axle
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: Jacking help removing rear axle

Chris that looks very close to the spot I used for my 26 Roadster. Maybe the lighter body makes a difference but mine was very stable.
by Scottio
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 898

Re: Your thoughts please.

Just a thought. I’ve seen a YouTube video of a guy who kick starts his T like a motorcycle. I haven’t tried it myself. I’m not sure how safe that technique is but it may be an option.
by Scottio
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 1706

Re: Engine was running, now seized

Maybe run a fan in front of the radiator if you are going to let it run without driving it.
by Scottio
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1371

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Maybe get one of those plastic cup holders and wrap it with leather to make it look authentic. Or even better make one from leather straps. Um I may play with that. I need one of those too.
by Scottio
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 44
Views: 2519

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Outstanding. Excellent sketches. I have the same TT picture.
by Scottio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2175

Re: How cold do you drive?

Driving an open car I use the same rule as I do with my motorcycle. There is a direct correlation between my age and the minimum temperature that I will ride in. When I was younger I would ride year round but as I get older I don’t handle the cold as well as I used to. :)
by Scottio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: For sale (in a jingle)
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: For sale

:lol:
by Scottio
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3461

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Tom, congratulations on your purchase. I hope to hear how it turns out. I have a 26 Roadster with all your requirements (not for sale) and I love driving it. I thought it was odd to have exactly the car you are looking for but then again I must have built it right if someone else wants to do the sam...
by Scottio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3461

Re: Buying on Craig's List

I agree with all the replies above. I successfully purchased a few vehicles from CL and got some great deals but I was able to go and see them in person. I always check vin.#, license numbers and the sellers ID. I haven’t got bit yet but I have walked away from a few.
by Scottio
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WINTR IS COMMING
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: WINTR IS COMMING

We have a winter procedure here too. Sometimes, in the worse part of winter, we roll up the windows during a ride.
by Scottio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP ...
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: HELP ...

#2 remove and clean pickup on top of hogshead. Good place to start.
by Scottio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

My wife and I pulled our 26 Roadster engine in a couple hours start to finish. Pulled radiator & floorboards to access engine.
by Scottio
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug

When I first got my 26 Roadster it had a Z head and 14mm plugs. I think they were NGK B5ES (not sure) but I changed to original style plugs because the NGK would fowl all the time and I was always cleaning them. The original style plugs works way better for my particular engine. Just my .02 .
by Scottio
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

My first thought was maybe the steering box. There are three small gears held in place by three pins. One pin that is longer than the others that works as a steering stop. My guess is that the steering shaft is not lined up with the gears properly or the one long pin is in the wrong place. Just my g...
by Scottio
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2116

Re: flat towing a T

I don’t think there is a safe way to flat tow a T at all. The last time this subject came up there was a fellow that jumped in and told of the time he tried it and destroyed his engine and transmission. I would only tow a T if the wheels, all the wheels, were off the ground. Flatbed or trailer only.
by Scottio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are our cars invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Are our cars invisible?

Well Tim, you said it FINALLY happened. So I’m assuming you’ve been driving your T for many years and this is the first time its happened. I sure know how you feel about these new cars with all the censers and cameras taking the driver out of the drivers seat. Sometimes I think drivers only see what...
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

OK. I get it now. I have a habit of calling all one way air valves used in tires and tubes Schrader valves when there are many manufactures of them. Thanks for the lesson. I'm not a complete idiot but I'm working at it.
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Schrader Valve Stem Tubes

I may not misunderstand what you are looking for but I ordered inner tubes with the long metal stem and bridge not long ago. I did not need to assemble them they came ready to use. Again, I’m sorry, I’m not sure of the question. All tubes and tires use Schrader valves.
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh engine first start
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Fresh engine first start

When I started my T for the first time after a rebuild it acted like it was seizing after a second or two. The engine started but then stopped abruptly. After a few restarts it would run longer and longer till it stayed running. I watched the oil and the water temperature closely. It eventually “ran...
by Scottio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Re: Cleaning

I’ll get under my T with a rag once in a while. The last time I used a pressure washer I lost a rod on the way home :lol: it seems every time I really clean a really bad chassis disaster fallows. Maybe the grime is holding things together. :)
by Scottio
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

I learned a long time ago if water flows through the radiator, in a car, too fast it doesn’t have enough time to cool down. I don’t know that this would play a role in a Ts cooling system but in a pressurized system with a pump it sure does. I wonder if it’s possible in a T ?
by Scottio
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: remove rear brake drum

Ted beat me to it. I’m assuming you are using the right puller. Some times I have to tighten the puller down and tap on the end of the bolt. If it needs more I will put a wrench on it and tighten while I tap on it. Yeah I have to admit I have been reduced to wailing on the darn thing or using an air...
by Scottio
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2484

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

I know this sounds very elementary but that kind of noise, only under load, may be a bad main bearing. Just a thought. Good luck.
by Scottio
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!

I am unfamiliar with the system that you have but you need either an integrated turn signal switch that will integrate turn and brake lights or, as you said, three lights in back. One dual filament and another single filament.
by Scottio
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: paint repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: paint repairs

I have used black fingernail polish to touch up chips in my paint. It is enamel paint and with proper prep it last a long time.
by Scottio
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 2016

Re: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates

Holy cats. 50% is a big jump. Everything is going up but damn. When my wife and I go out to a drive thru burger joint anymore it’s $20 or MORE Just for 2 burgers and a coke.
by Scottio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ? re: Bolts to hold engine pan to frame
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: ? re: Bolts to hold engine pan to frame

When I put those in my 26 Roadster I had to cut the nut down to get the pin to go. That bolt doesn’t get tightened so it wasn’t a problem to cut it.
by Scottio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Improved car front axle
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Re: Improved car front axle

I just walked out and looked at my 26 Roadster and I don’t see any discernible dip. I can never get pictures to work on this site so I can’t post one but mine is straight across.
by Scottio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Shift knob in transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: Shift knob in transmission

First step is to stand back and say damn. Not really sure what your next step should be other than fish around with mechanical fingers. But I’ve got the first part down pat.
by Scottio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2770

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Hi Scott, yes it has . How many miles have you logged since the installation? It’s hard to say how many miles. I was driving it every day but just around town. Maybe 15 miles or less per day. Last November I got sick and I’m just now getting out again. So maybe 2k to 3k average per year for the pas...
by Scottio
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER

Great sticker but I have to say this is an old sticker that has been in the Jeep world for a long time and they probably got it from the hot rod guys. It’s just been changed for T use. Nice though. :)
by Scottio
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 2413

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

Thanks Mark. I appreciate it. Three Ts and I’m still learning the academics.
by Scottio
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 2413

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

Um. 60psi ? I have stock wire wheels on my 26 Roadster and the manual says I should use 35psi. Is the difference because mine are stock and these others are aftermarket wheels? Thanks.
by Scottio
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foot throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: Foot throttle

My T had one on it from the PO. I used it now and then but eventually removed it. I prefer the Oem throttle.
by Scottio
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

It is obvious how this is T related. Most of us work on our own cars as do I. I can't seem to find a way of describing how the government of Ca. actually thinks they are some great example for the whole world to admire as was said in an interview recently in the news, and keep it T related,,,,,,,,, ...
by Scottio
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: 6 or 12 volts when converting to a starter hogshead?

I agree absolutely to keep things 6 volt. The PO of my car converted to 12 volts but kept the 6 volt starter. He ran it that way for years and I’ve been running it for 6 years so far with no problem with the starter or starter drive.
by Scottio
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell push/pull rod question
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Ruckstell push/pull rod question

The PO of my car made a support for that rod about half way between the shifter and the rear axle. Hung it off the drive shaft housing.
by Scottio
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: It finally happened, I lost one
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: It finally happened, I lost one

My Roadster had wind wings and the right hand side fell off going down the road. I retrieved it without any damage but it fell off again a few months later only this time it exploded upon contact with the street. I don’t know why only that one would fall off but someday I hope to find a match and pu...
by Scottio
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

Top up. For some reason my 26 Roadster will go in and out of my garage with the top up. I purchased a touring car years ago that was stored for many years with the top down and it shrunk up to the point it was a full 6” from reaching the windshield. Of course it was stored here in the desert where t...
by Scottio
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 1710

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

I use a little coolant and distilled water mainly to keep rust from forming. It works great here in the desert where It gets over 110 in the summer and into the single digits in the winter. It doesn’t seem to effect the cooling ability one way of the other.
by Scottio
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 1998

Re: I am 87 today

Happy birthday and many, many more.
by Scottio
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3450

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

I’ve never seen pictures of this tour before. Is this meet for Roadsters only?
by Scottio
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting tinny sound at startup
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Interesting tinny sound at startup

Exhaust leak? As the engine warms up and metals expand the leak seals. Just a thought.
by Scottio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford

Thanks Jay. It’s good to see your pics coming through. I’ve missed them. :D
by Scottio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 2528

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

I also use a post strap. Same one for 45 years.
by Scottio
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2770

Re: INSERT ROD BEARINGS--LONG TEM REPORT?

Hi John. It’s been a while. I am running those insert bearings and a scat stroked crank and the splash oil system for over 4 years now with no complaints. If I was to do it again I would go with the stock stroke scat crank. The stroker crank just had no advantage. Also I’ll mention the metal timing ...
by Scottio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: OT maybe ???

No need for apology. No hurt feelings. We're good. :D
by Scottio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: OT maybe ???

Scott - I realize that if a wire gets hot, you have a problem. But lets face it,....it happens! And now, maybe ya' got two problems,....maybe the wire got hot enough to melt the joint before the fuse blew! So,....the circuit that was supposed to be protected by the fuse failed anyway! Don't get me ...
by Scottio
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT maybe ???
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: OT maybe ???

Been using these for years at the shop. I like them. The manager got some cheap ones once and the solder wouldn’t melt till after the shrink shrunk. 😂. If the wires get hot enough to re-melt the solder you have bigger problems.
by Scottio
Wed May 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 1883

Re: Do you register your old plates?

I have DOM plates on my T. They allow me to drive anytime. In Ca, like other states, We also have horseless carriage plates but they restrict our driving to parades and club functions only. Although theses plates were not assigned to this car in 1926 I like having them on my car.
by Scottio
Mon May 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Sometimes my own stupidity amazes me.....

Would using a drum with a chunk out of it cause a out of balance issue? Don’t think you have cornered the market on making mistakes. Welcome to the worlds biggest club.
by Scottio
Mon May 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1772

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

If you don’t want to call it the pee T. You can call it the Van Urine. 😂😂😂
by Scottio
Mon May 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 u-joint housing
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: 26-27 u-joint housing

If the engine is out, now would be a good time to turn it over. I can see a benefit to having the grease fittings on the bottom. With them on the top I have to pull the floor boards to grease those places. Personally I would flip it back over the way it’s supposed to be but that’s just me.
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help drive shaft bushing clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Help drive shaft bushing clearance

The UPS truck is coming down the street. It’s slowing. Slowing. Slower. Stopping. It’s stopping. ITS STOPPING AT MY HOUSE. HEY MY PARTS ARE HERE. I hope the wife doesn’t want to talk or anything this evening.
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help drive shaft bushing clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Help drive shaft bushing clearance

Thanks Steve. I do have that dial indicator but didn’t think of using it. Parkinson’s is screwing with me again. Thanks very much. Just waiting for the ups truck with the parts.
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help drive shaft bushing clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Help drive shaft bushing clearance

I am replacing the drive shaft bushing and u joint in my 26 Roadster. I would like your opinion on how to measure the .002 to .003 clearance needed between the u joint and the drive shaft bushing. With everything in the drive shaft tube I don’t see an easy, or hard, way to make an accurate measureme...
by Scottio
Tue May 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I hope I found my fuel blockage
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: I hope I found my fuel blockage

I found the blockage in my fuel system. It was my carburetor. 😂😂😂
by Scottio
Mon May 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ruckstell shifting
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: ruckstell shifting

I don’t see why not but take all safety precautions.
by Scottio
Mon May 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Update; dropped in a 22 mm long socket down the tube and a 3/4 x 4’ wood dowel (all I had handy) made sure to clear the rivets, three hits with a three lb. and popped right out. Ordered up new parts, cleaned up waiting patiently for ups 😂.
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Some folks thread a pipe tap into the old babbitt bushing, then install a pipe plug. A long steel rod is then used to drive out the bushing. Just be SURE, that the long rod is of adequately small diameter to pass by the internal heads of the rivets that attach the ball end to the torque tube. Some ...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

To answer your question, yes, .017 clearance in your drive shaft bushing is way too much. You need a new bushing. Also, inspect your drive shaft in the area the runs in that bushing. If it too is worn, more than a thousandth or two, a new bushing will not be the total answer, since a new bushing ma...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

In the above picture, arrows marked number one, is it ok for up and down movement? I have a total of about 1/8 inch.
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

I knew I was going to have a problem explaining this right. I still can’t get pictures to load up. I looked through my T service manual again and I do not see a break down of a u joint. You know what, forget the u-joint. On to the torque tube drive shaft bushing. .017 radial play. Too much? ( Torque...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

U-joint Drive shaft bushing question.

Hi guys. 26 Roadster with rebuilt engine and trans. I have been chasing a vibration above 37 mph for a couple of years now. Yeah I know. It takes some of us longer than others haha. I pulled the rear end out today to look at the u joint and bushing. One question is the u joint slides on the pins. It...
by Scottio
Sun May 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another neat photo
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: Another neat photo

In picture 1 I see an engine on the hoist without the pan. Did they pull the engine out of the car that way? I was wondering if there was enough room to do that. Have any of you good folks tried that?
by Scottio
Thu May 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2701

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

Bad ground? Maybe in the distributor?
by Scottio
Mon May 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: $ Difference Between Replacing Broken Crankshaft w/ stock crank or a Model A or B or Scat crank?
Replies: 15
Views: 1528

Re: $ Difference Between Replacing Broken Crankshaft w/ stock crank or a Model A or B or Scat crank?

I used a scat stroked crank on last rebuild and I would definitely not do that again. It requires too much grinding on engine block and no real performance increase even with performance cam. I recommend a scat stock stroke crank.
by Scottio
Wed May 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: Starter motor input, please.

I agree if you have a 6 vdc system stick with it. My 26 Roadster came with a 12 vdc system and 6 volt starter. I’ve been running it for many years with no problem. Same bendix.
by Scottio
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sta-Bil or Seafoam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1441

Re: Sta-Bil or Seafoam?

Here in California the gas will plug up carburetor jets in small engines and motorcycles in a month or so. I tell my customers to use sta bill or drain the system if they are not going to use their bike for a while, draining is better. I had a bad and very expensive experience with seafoam so I won’...
by Scottio
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2289

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

Using starting fluid is just masking a problem. You are right. A finely tuned, or even a poorly tuned, T engine should start pretty easy. Maybe the compression is low possibly due to a tight valve, cam timing off or a plain worn out engine.
by Scottio
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: foot throttle

when I got my 26 Roadster it had a model A carb. and a foot throttle. I have removed all that and put a T carb. back on it. If you want my take off parts I can send you pictures of what I got. It uses the two bolts on the top of the hogs head ( hogs head to back of engine ). I understand earlier Ts ...
by Scottio
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 1530

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

I also noticed that after I grease that bushing the vibration is not as bad. You may want to try that.
by Scottio
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 1530

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

I have been dealing with the same thing for a couple of years now. My engine and trans. have been rebuilt with scat crank and all the good stuff and balanced. Same thing though smooth up to a about 38 mph then a vibration starts. I have just learned about a torque tube bushing right behind the u-joi...
by Scottio
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

My Roadster only seats me and one other so I guess I’ll do divorces. :) :)
by Scottio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: It’s official...
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: It’s official...

Congratulations or commiserations whichever applies. :)
by Scottio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3849

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

50 MPH in a T? :o Do they say anything about trying to stop if something unexpected happens? Ha ha. I had mine up to 42 MPH before but then I remembered I have 35 MPH brakes. I would like to cruise my T around that fast but with the steering and brakes we have that would be a very exciting ride. I h...
by Scottio
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2789

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Holly smokes. I thought California was a communist state, and it is especially with this new idiot in office, but in some ways it may not be the worse. I wish you good luck in getting this all straightened out. Please don't make this a political thread. I would like to be able to post what happens ...
by Scottio
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2789

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Holly smokes. I thought California was a communist state, and it is especially with this new idiot in office, but in some ways it may not be the worse. I wish you good luck in getting this all straightened out.
by Scottio
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another question re: removing a 27 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Another question re: removing a 27 engine

George N Lake Ozark wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Just do it . I was concerned to but most fenders are prepainted before assembly . A little chipping on the bolt heads are normal and can be re painted.
X 2
by Scottio
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sure fire way to find oil leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Sure fire way to find oil leaks

My friend uses powder deodorant spray. Must be the powder spray. Works great.
by Scottio
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re pulling a 27 engine
Replies: 17
Views: 1499

Re: Question re pulling a 27 engine

My wife and I have done the same thing on my 26 Roadster. Pulled the whole sh-bang at once. Be patient. Go slow and easy.
by Scottio
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: Powder coating rims

My wheels were powder coated when I got my 26 Roadster 5 years ago. I’ve had no problems and love how easy they are to maintain.
by Scottio
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3237

Re: Oil Leak Help

Here's a dumb suggestion..why not thoroughly clean the entire engine\trans. area, make sure your engine is topped off with oil, start it up sitting on a clean surface, grab a beer and lay down next to the car and just wait for things to happen. I bet something will show up in less than 20 minutes. ...
by Scottio
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model Ts Sure Run Funny When the Carb Drain Valve is Open!
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Model Ts Sure Run Funny When the Carb Drain Valve is Open!

Then again it’s a good idea to flush out the system now and then. I’ve done the same thing but discovered my mistake before I got under way. Probably more than once. :lol:
by Scottio
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Scat stroker and Stipe cam - is there an issue?

I did the stroked scat crank and 280 stripe cam 4 years ago. I had to relieve the engine block and form the oil return line so they crank didn’t hit but no problem with the cam. BTW I wouldn’t do the stroker crank again. I don’t like grinding away at the engine and that ugly pan spacer. I don’t feel...
by Scottio
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A crank T bock with counter weights
Replies: 15
Views: 1759

Re: A crank T bock with counter weights

I had a Scat stroked crank installed and I would never do that again. A stock scat crank would be the best but a stroked crank, similar to an A crank, required relieving the engine block and getting the oil return line out of the way not to mention that oil pan spacer. I don’t notice any performance...
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

Re: T Roadster pickup

Oh man. Looks great OS.
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

Re: T Roadster pickup

Very nice Steven. I did not want to get too far OT. I thought it would be good to point out how some facets of the humble model T are being used and sometimes reinvented in today’s vehicles. The Ts are proving to be more than just a look into the past. We keep them up. Restore them to their original...
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

T Roadster pickup

I also have a Jeep and am on a Jeep forum. Jeep is coming out with a pickup after decades of no pickups at all. One of the videos shows a model with a fold down rag top. They mentioned it was the first ever folding rag top pickup. Now it looks great and the Jeep world has been waiting for this truck...
by Scottio
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 2923

Re: Garage Space

To me it suggests I put another log on the fire and refill my coffee.
by Scottio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Wyoming wind today
Replies: 20
Views: 2110

Re: OT Wyoming wind today

It was very windy here yesterday (not like you’re getting) and I took my lifted jeep to the heart doctor 20 miles away and man I was busy keeping it on the road. I should have taken my truck. I gave up keeping it in my lane and was happy just keeping it on the road. :)
by Scottio
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen
Replies: 28
Views: 2684

Re: FJ - How to keep your trailer from being stolen

FJ. Sorry, but in the picture above a thief would have that trailer in a minute. He would bring his own bolt-on hitch as well as other types of hitches and bolt cutters for the locks or just use your safety chains and wrap them around his hitch to get it down the street where he can take the time to...
by Scottio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

Even more depressing is ( pet peeve of mine ) drop a sbc and auto in there and the value will damn near double.
by Scottio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need to relax
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Need to relax

Yeah me too. I have tried to reduce the pic size with the same app I used before but it just won’t go small enough. I know it can be done because others have done it but I can’t seem to get it right. I just won’t have any pics here.
by Scottio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 25
Views: 2422

Re: Loose spoke problem

I had a creaking spoke once and my Dad told me to throw it in some water for a day and let it dry out. Not very scientific but it really did work. It wasn’t easy to find a river or creek in the Mojave desert in August so I used my dogs pool but it dried out real fast in 110 degrees and 5% humidity. ...
by Scottio
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - What is This Tool?
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: OT - What is This Tool?

Oh yeah. I have one of those too. . . . . .......... I have no idea what it’s for.
by Scottio
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear wheel nut torque
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: Rear wheel nut torque

lol. Thats a great one. Tighten it till a shoulder or back goes pop then install the cotter pin. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Scottio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: very OT Elephant stew
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: very OT Elephant stew

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Scottio
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 7345

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

I’ve been very sick for a while now, in and out of hospital, and haven’t been able to drive my T for about 6 months. Today I got out in the frigid 50 degree weather to go for a ride and MAN. Hit the starter and in two turns it lit right off and was ready to go. I am always amazed at how easy to star...