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by Susanne
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

Re the yachting photo - it was 1921... From the Sanders Cup website... This magnificent solid silver trophy cup was first sailed for in 1921 after Otago issued a written challenge to Auckland announcing that their leading boat would come to Auckland and race the champion of the north in a beat of fi...
by Susanne
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resonable priced 1915
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Resonable priced 1915

Not sure if they're black or just extremely tarnished. also not sure why the lights, hood, etc. are removed in the 2nd photo. It's a nice start for a car, but like John said, I'd have to look at it pretty closely, and it would take some work to make it correct... At least it has the second wishbone ...
by Susanne
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 29
Views: 1905

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

You know those photos that actually invoke an aroma in your mind - the same one that greets us when we walk into our own garages? That of Gasoline and grease, of old books, leather, and a hint of dust? Yeah... Paradise.
by Susanne
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

Don't forget the Firestone 5 lug demountables (drool drool)... And yes, that is a DC plate on the front, along with a Virginia plate as well ... I don't see a drivers side door (there's a spare tire there anyway), but they probably had everything in (or over) the boxes in the back seat, and set it u...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spanish Flu Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Spanish Flu Photo

Cool photo... interesting how both the ambulances are chained up - wonder if that's because of the dirt roads and pretty usual flooding in San Antonio or what, as on cobblestones it would make for a slippery ride! :shock: Also noticed they're something other than T's (or TT's)... the fenders and run...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: About to buy tires - are recent vintage Riversides holding up well?

I really liked the "original" repopped Riversides (From New Zealand) - wore like iron and gripped like a cat's claw... the only reason I changed from them were the radius cracks that told me that, after decades of service, they were at the end. I'm not overly enhusiastic about the current offerings ...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TONS OF MODEL T PARTS
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: TONS OF MODEL T PARTS

If I had that kind of money, I'd have a truck on its way down there...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Rear End & Transmission Grease Capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: TT Truck Rear End & Transmission Grease Capacity

A Muncie is a old school 3 speed crashbox... it takes old school transmission oil, something like 90W. 10W40 is too thin, and ATF is about 10x too thin...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Cimorelli's Model T Digital Library

the whole thing is offline - I went to Cimorelli.com and got a generic Windows Server page... Did he get bumped or ??? I know I forgot to up my server package payment and got something equally scary for my own home page once... until I paid the piper... even then I had to restore a lot of my old pag...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do you get the prices?
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Where do you get the prices?

If you think T prices are outlandish, be glad you're not restoring an antique Harley, Indian, or Henderson. I got into that part of the hobby as a kid because it was affordable (kind of like T's back then), now I see stuff that truly makes me sad for kids who want to get into the hobby, as prices ar...
by Susanne
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

OMG, the amber colored c'man screwdrvers smell like this (or worse)... I donated my old ones off, because (1) they cammed out my screws, and (2) a new set of Carslyle drivers at Napamwere all of $20 on sale. Seriously... old tools are kinda cool, but like Acetate Film, once it's gone, it's WAY gone....
by Susanne
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

The AC from the mag will NOT trigger the solenoid unless you have an AC solenoid to trigger your gas shut off. If you try to run a DC 12V (or worse, 6V) solenoid off the AC output of the mag, you will at best be gifted with a pile of smoking slag... the mag will put out up to 36 VAC... IF you want t...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: What are these?

Adjustable pushrods, wonder if the other 6 are around...

And the cover tool. Nice.
by Susanne
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

Looks like they were made from old spark plugs - Brilliant! (Files idea away for a future project...)
by Susanne
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: I'm done with white tires

I've seen ads in the early 20's (black tires) bragging them to be "Long Distance 3500 mile tires"... and they weren't cheap (in 1920's dollars). I can only imagine how awful the white ones were - while not 100 milers, I'd think 1000 miles would have been a boon! I really want to see how the blockley...
by Susanne
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: I'm done with white tires

They're white tires - they don't have the carbon in the rubber to give decent wear on modern pavement... I think I got 1000 miles on a set of fronts, and that was 50/50 betweeh asphalt and dirt roads. Went back to blacks after that... not the same look, but at least they live longer...
by Susanne
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I"m in a bind.
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: I"m in a bind.

I want to beat this dead horse - CHANGE YOUR OIL! 5w20 is WAY too think for your T (unless you live in northern Alaska)... 15W40 is a much better alternative, or 30W... The modern synthetics are extreme high detergent as well (I use 0W20 as a rust penetrant), which can cause other issues... but yeah...
by Susanne
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 1286

Re: What should salvage value be?

As long as you are in the same room face to face with the adjudicator, you want it to be low low low because that's what will cost YOU to get your car back and start putting it back together. Otherwise (and I have seen this) if it's all via phone, that low low price will cause their uncle billybob t...
by Susanne
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

The stuff on there is like a heavy card stock made of asbestos... attached to the floorboard where it gets close to the pipe. I used a heavy duty stapler to re-atttach one corner where it came loose, but being original floorboards I don't want to mess with them too much... although they're really st...
by Susanne
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fastenal shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Fastenal shipping

UPS or UPS freight. Wish I had realized, darn, missed that one!
by Susanne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

jiminbartow wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Susanne. You can find what you need at McMaster-Carr, www.mcmaster.com. Insert “heat resistant blanket” in the search box and heat resistant materials will come up in various sizes that will withstand temperatures of up to 1800 degrees F. Jim Patrick
Thank you, Jim!! ;)
by Susanne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oval exhaust pipe deflector
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: oval exhaust pipe deflector

Dropacent wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Here’s an era accessory.
Darn, Tim, sometimes I think there's not nothing that you don't have in your goodie collection! :lol:
by Susanne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Real Men Use Three Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Real Men Use Three Pedals

I may not be that great of a salesperson, but I'm one heck of a peddler! :lol:
by Susanne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 677

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

"Compliment"? Coming from a Gunny, that's high praise... especially the grunt. :lol:
by Susanne
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

The one on my '15 was the same way (down to the "dent"), I straightened out the dent issue and while it's alost touching, it hasn't caused an issue... The bigger issue is heat damage to the floorboards... the asbestos "paper" is starting to come apart, and I don't know what to use as a replacement (...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Montana 500

WOOHOO!!! Off and running!

One of these days I want a roadster to get in on this... every year it just gets better and better (except Tom C. keeps ending up on top... :lol: Figure it's probably because ol' Henry is looking over his shouder, eh?)...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: The Hunter Model T starter

I actually had one on one of dad's cars years ago, but you need Schwarzenegger arms to pull it, or have cruddy compression. Unless you're relying on a hot engine and semi-free starts, that pull starter is NOT like starting your lawn mower, it's tough! WAY easier just to get out and crank it!
by Susanne
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 677

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

It's all about the cooling... the pans are a PITA but they really do make a difference with the under the hood airflow... I pulled mine off, only to put them back on after my car became a teakettle... on the motometer it went below being permanently at the redline... when I put them back it returned...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41285

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Every time I look at your progress I am just totally awestruck with your car! Just had to say that...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60th Montana 500 Started
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: 60th Montana 500 Started

Oh God, Gene, I'm sorry to hear that... my prayers are with you, brother! I worry as we are getting up in years about broken hips and the like... we aren't the spring chickens we wish we still were!
by Susanne
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil gap.
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Magneto coil gap.

You might be able to correct it with a 3rd main cap designed to take up the clearance... but it will then be one of those things you will need to keep an eye on.

.060 is huge, and will mean your mag will be perpetually weak... sorry!!!
by Susanne
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: Another mag problem

When you engage the trans the force will pull the magnets away from the coils... the thrust bearing on #3 prevents this, when it wears, your mag goes weak, and you need to address the problem. I understand there are even 3rd main caps that are designed to take up that thrust...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 1853

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Here are some pictures of a motor I bought that had a bronze 1/2 bearing on the center main as part of a device to take up end play. That crank looks beefier than a stock Ford... ;) I'm waiting for a set of main bearing caps to arrive, then to start the long and ardupus process of refitting the blo...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork Gaskets
Replies: 28
Views: 719

Re: Cork Gaskets

making gaskets with a ball pien hammer was one of the things my Dad taught me when I was still in grade school. I remember surprising the college engine rebuilding class's instructor with known how to do it, when a gasket was missing. Maybe I'm strange, but I find it an enjoyable task. Of course, I...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Magneto problem

I'd try an in car recharge first - 3x12v batteries in series, a compass, and jumper cables. IIRC the technique is in the official service manual... Not as good as an out of the car recharge, but it mmay give your mag an extended life...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Magneto problem

Likely not your mag coil but if the magnets got hot enough they would lose magnetism, meaning you'd need to recharge them. Worst case scenario would be when it got hot you lost the thrust shoulder on your 3rd main bearing which is what holds your magnet to coil distance - meaning you'll need to reba...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

Thank you for your hard work! I am planning on a set of McLaren wheels as well, and I had an issue with T drivers and rubber stemmed tubes, they even slip on Ford rims... at least they did on mine. I'm curious to see how the profile of the bead on the Blockley tires measure up...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1207

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

I've seen pictures of engines at the factory being "run in" via electric motors, and I understood the oil they used during this (and the initial run) was drained back out and reused. To me, this makes sense and (being the emperor of cutting costs Ford was) would be much cheaper. This would also expl...
by Susanne
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

It sounds like it's an earlier truck someone put a later engine into at some time... my 2¢, I'd use the old one as a template for a new one, as otherwise you'll have to re-engineer the body for the metal firewall... which might be a lot more complicated than it's worth!
by Susanne
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1684

Re: Accident today

OUCH! That stings, no one wants to have to re-restore their own vehicle... especially thanks to a distracted driver. Re the insurance, you need to get hold of YOUR insurance company and have them fight it out in court... My dad and stepmom were both in the insurance industry for years, there are wel...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 394
Views: 41904

Re: Foto of the Day

That's a great effect John. Here's another Speedster body I was fortunate to see. Hey Rich... That is (or was... no, still is) one sharp speedster body... really like those lines, from the overshot tail to the sweeping cockpit cutouts... wonder what ever happened to it, hopefully someone grabbed an...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: The File mystery

Shortly after it was used as a prybar to align something on the car...

Gee, boss, I have no idea where that file went... :roll: :?
by Susanne
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Questions,...?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Carburetor Questions,...?

Curious if it's the same Gardner that built cars in the 20's? IIRC those had Continental motors in them...

I wonder what the difference is between this and an NH...
by Susanne
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script stamp. T era?
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Ford script stamp. T era?

I've been holding back just because.... That stamp was "issued" by FMC to it's licensed people in the 20's... what it does is make the parts you want to pretend they are authentic approved parts, and yes, Ford would die to get all those back... OTOH, IF you can follow Ford's vintage prints and make ...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 924

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

I replaced some very old and rock hard ones made in New Zealand that were disintegrating of advanced age, with the ones made in VietNam that developed radial cracks above the bead within a year, and while I love the non-skid pattern, I am anxious to see what the Blockleys offer when the 30x3's come ...
by Susanne
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Peculiar Front Spring Needs a Plan.

Makes me wonder if someone concocted this for extra support - leaning to one side from weak leaves, or maybe on a TT, heavy body (fordor?), or commerical service? Or built up because that's all the parts they had? I'm curious how they "feel" as compared to a car with "normal" springs. Ideally, I wou...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer

I want to know where you found the dual spark Bosch... all the dual spark goodies are getting hard to find any more, even the formerly somewhat common Delco Dual Distributor setups aren't easy to put ones hands on.
by Susanne
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Berg's Radiator

The only think I see wrong with that radiator... is that it's not belching steam and coolant. Then again, all I have by comparison is my ancient and clogged radiator... :lol:
by Susanne
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird chirping when I give her the gas
Replies: 22
Views: 732

Re: Bird chirping when I give her the gas

"Bird chirping" under throttle is an intake leak... it's a vacuum whistle. Check your gaskets, and I bet you will find that's where your issue lies... either your intake gland rings or your head gasket... BTDT on way more than a T.
by Susanne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome pistons with Low Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Dome pistons with Low Head?

Mine does... I'm running an earlier head (early '12) than motor (late '15) as the original head keeps developing cracks... but both cleared the pistons no problem!
by Susanne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1040

Re: How many of us ?

Mine was a 20 chassis bought with paper route money back when I was 12 or 13... It was all there, and was going to be a speedster...

Those who've been here a while know the story, so I won't go into it.

I'm still looking for a good chassis, BTW.
by Susanne
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

I would love to have the first one in the line-up... I have seen a few 09 tourings, but so few Roadsters... and remembering that that was a fast car in its day, that would be a FUN car to have...
by Susanne
Thu May 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

All the advice you've received so far is spot on, but FYI, around 14 years ago when the Rajo B head was off old #4 for a little overdue maintenance the shop that does my work called me and said we can't do anything with your valve seats, they're to worn, to many valve jobs, we need to put new seats...
by Susanne
Wed May 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1135

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

I've been toying with an idea... 4 weel hydraulic drum brakes with modern linings (whoch would be hidden inside the drums)... an argument can even be made that it wouls be era-correct (nee Lockheed) for a later T as an accessory - other cars had this set-up. Whie the front drum would look wrong on t...
by Susanne
Tue May 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

1st off, there is no one in Santa Rosa that I would let weld on that head, nuf said on that. My opinion only. Seats are bad mojo in those heads due to the thin area between the valves as you noted I think I would 1st try just grinding the seat and see where you end up- not ideal and the seat will b...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 810

Re: Language Packs installed

Siamo andati a Napoli 2 anni fa, che bella parte del mondo ... ha guidato la strada della Costiera Amalfitana ... WHEEE !!!!

L'altra nostra casa è nell'Umbria centrale, 17 km a nord-est di Assisi ... e per me è davvero casa lontano da casa!
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1741

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

- The National Parks Service has announced that group river rafting will now be allowed again starting June 14th. These trips are two rafts with 12 adventurers each plus guide and crew floating, dining, and hiking together for 6 full days from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. It appears that the federal g...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 3846

Re: Ford history questions

People don't understand the rural US of the 20's and 30's are not like America today. I have friends who grew up in rural America in the 1950's with outhouses and Kerosene lanterns and stoves... because they didn't have electricity. Deciding to base an automotive ignition system on something that di...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Can I ask a simple question, and hope it doesn't draw too much ire.... Why would anyone want to PROMOTE rust? It NEVER sleeps, will cause body cancer, and eat through steel. I've worked all my old car and old machinery life to negate the result of iron Oxide... Yet people WANT to deliberately rust s...
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 810

Re: Language Packs installed

ChrisB wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:34 pm
To change your language go to your profile then preferences. It's one of the settings there.

Si, mi nonno e nato in Italia!

Italiano next.

Krees
Dové in Italia?
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 810

Re: Language Packs installed

I think we have a couple members from Italy... perche non Italiano? Grazie... ;)
by Susanne
Mon May 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1741

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

While I respectfully disagree with Lee that "we're coming out of the crisis", if he's willing to accept the risk and everyone on tour abides by the safety protocols of this thing, then sure, why not? I mean, seriously... the numbers are still going up, and up, and up... likely 100K before the weeken...
by Susanne
Sun May 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

The big gear is the wheel gear... it mounts to the hub bolts of the right wheel. The swivel mounts to a standoff on the spindle... depending on which speedo someone put on the car (1915 was the first year Ford did NOT put a speedo on his cars, but sold them at dealerships as accessories) it will eit...
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: Early hubcap wrench

Four... HUNDRED... Dollars? For an early 1349 hubcap wrench??? I found one witching a well on some old property. For free. No, I actually got PAID for it. Someone has seen too many episodes of Pickers... that's Crazy Silly money. Actually, no, I have a set of rods, genuine honest to goodness Ford sc...
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 905

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

If you have the Winfield manifold, look for a Winfield M (or better, a V) to run it. I have Winfield carbs on all my old cars, and once they're dialed in, they rock. Second (for me) are Zeniths... they're equally supercool... I just like Ed Winfield's work for simplicity... If you told me you could ...
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND

I have a number of tall trees and a chainsaw.... and a deep and dark forest. Even access to a backhoe...

Just saying....

This is GREAT news, our prayers were answered. ;)
by Susanne
Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

It's sad as I was looking for it, but it never showed up today... If you really want to do this, do not give teasers, but put it out there for us to enjoy. Othersise, it doesn't exist. I put aside a chunk of my morning for it only to not have a way to connect. That was not only disappointing, it was...
by Susanne
Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TOMORROW

I am on pins and needles as this is my one time a week I can connect with y'all until this is all over... BTW... I am thinking of a virtual tour up here... over the forest service roads our T's were so familiar with. I remember a bike poker run someone did over forest serviice dirt and gravel roads,...
by Susanne
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - this Saturday

Yaayyy!!! Thank you, we're awaiting the details!
by Susanne
Thu May 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Should be able to block not just the account but the IP address from the spammer... we used to have to resort to this on a forum I modded when faced with the Korean or Russian invasion... they have a bunch of pre-approved accounts on the sights, and have them so when one gets blocked, they move to t...
by Susanne
Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Tools

Not sure if those are those rare wrenches for when a nut should be finger tight, or a caliper to determine the distance of "yea far across" is... :lol:
by Susanne
Thu May 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Brass "conversion"

I would much rather have a correct '17 (because they are rare birds) than a cobbler's special. Yet people seem to forget the REAL reason these clubs were formed in the late 1940's to early 1960's. ANd the way this thread devolved makes me aware of it. It wasn't to have a "Aren't I special, look at m...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

You may need to branch out... but I won't needle ya.
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Breaks on my caw

I dun wint and fergettid about ole Hurk... He spelt like a reel edumacated man! :lol: Ya know, my inlaws were from Texas, and before that, Virginia... my brother moved to Nor'Carolina a decade or so ago and he's never been happier... My kid sister moved with her now ex (rip) to Alabama (but also end...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: tire preasure

I was told decades ago that the formula was 20 PSI per inch of width... that puts me in the 60/70 PSI crowd, kind of like a bicycle tire... I did try running lower pressure (40-ish IIRC) because someone told me 60 was way too high... and it cost me the stems out of my tubes and a rim cut tire... Wen...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

Looks like an early version - the later ones branch off to incorporate the adjoining leaves as well...
by Susanne
Wed May 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Breaks on my caw

Thanks, Dan! Sent you a PM on an unrelated subject...

I wish I still lived in Santa Rosa - Penngrove is just a stones throw from there, now it's like 6 hours away. I'll give them a shout out... thanks again for the direction!!

(Maybe I should misspell stuff more often!)
by Susanne
Tue May 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Breaks on my caw

My breaks on my caw are worned, Ken I use mouldered linings as a repalacement for me breaks, or dew I kneed to half woeven breaks lininerings for mye breaks... (Sorry for the spelling, but after 3 posts like this, I had to answer in kind....) Should I use molded linings or try to find old school wov...
by Susanne
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

I started in this silly hobby when I was 12 or so... Had my own model T and a lot fo support then... I would say T as it's way cooler, and you get instant wasta and bragging rights. After all, ANYONE can drive a 3 on the floor, but how many understand 3 pedals? Saying that, it'd really your choice.....
by Susanne
Sat May 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Copper head gaskets

Kevin, Ive never heard it explained this well or this easily... you, sir, rock, and this needs to go in the T annals of knowledge. I was always taught to bring it until the copper glows dull red and quench it fast (and it works) but if the burned sharpie works, that is huge... thank you!!!
by Susanne
Fri May 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper head gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Copper head gaskets

You may end up having to anneal it and re-use it... depends if it's solid copper or composite. You can't re-anneal composites, but you can if they're solids.

Heat the gasket up to red, then quench it - exactly the opposite of steel, quenching copper will re-soften it.
by Susanne
Tue May 12, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

I found my radiator is leaking from the upper inlet where it's attached to the top tank... it's a brass radiator, I think I can see where the leak is... I read the (1925) instructions on how to repair this (on a later radiator)... is there anything I need to be caredul of when dealing with a brass r...
by Susanne
Fri May 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable

Deal has been done, Thank you Kim!!
by Susanne
Fri May 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Low Head
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: FS Low Head

My '13 head (1-11-13) has a really rough lettering on it - the Ford script is weak, and the Made in USA lettering has some run-togethers... Not sure if this is characteristic for that run, if the mould box got jostled on the way to being poured, or maybe the master for that mould was getting worn by...
by Susanne
Fri May 08, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Woes.
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: TT Woes.

If you get a TT at 498 MPH and it's not as it's launching off a cliff, I want video!! :D

I always had a dream of putting a jet engine in the back of a TT and taking it to Bonneville... But that may be crazy!

Or is it?... heh heh heh...
by Susanne
Thu May 07, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??

I'm in the anneal and use them group... as long as they weren't so oversqueeze that they're unable to re-deform to match your block and head... Get them hot and squelch them in cold water... unlike steel, this re-softens and anneals copper... so as long as your gaskets have some give left, they're g...
by Susanne
Wed May 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable
Replies: 3
Views: 323

WTB - Stewart 1913 swivel & Speedo cable

Hi folks...

Cable came unscrewed from the speedo, went under a wheel, and both ruined the cable and broke my swivel into about 3 pieces... :shock:

Any reasonable offiers considered... thanks!
by Susanne
Wed May 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4537

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

And while Scott just torqued down his head, I just pulled mine yesterday... Got tired of the lack of compression on Angel (the '15 T), and a general "Kerfuff" trying to start her. So I replaced the inlet hoses and started going thru the diagnostics... Checked the compression, and all were low. Did t...
by Susanne
Tue May 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Frontenac Recreation Engine-Turn Key
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: FS Frontenac Recreation Engine-Turn Key

I bet I could figure it out... ;)

Beautiful job on that!
by Susanne
Tue May 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FORE SALE T chassis for speedsters
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: FORE SALE T chassis for speedsters

Any pictures? This is exactly what I was hoping to run across recently!!!

PM also sent...
Susanne
by Susanne
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS '24 Coupe and miscellaneous parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1829

Re: FS '24 Coupe and miscellaneous parts

Pictures please??
by Susanne
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 89
Views: 5155

Re: Speedsters

Hi Steve- yes, the one and only! And I'm about 90% certain that is Tom Rhoner standing next to the car talking to me. That is his AAA service cycle to the left. Tom is our own Bay Bridge Sue's father AFAIK. That's him all right! Damn, I miss him. And the bike... I *think* AAA still has it. My guess...
by Susanne
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Don't drill it!!! A suction pump and a long enough hose will clear whats in the differential enough to change the oil out. The only other way to "Really" drain the oil out is to (a) dismount the differential from the car and drain what you can out of the fill hole, and if that's not enough, (b) spli...
by Susanne
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: 1917 engine casting with no Ford script

I heard decades ago that, because of WW1 and US laws, those blocks Ford did make for "foreign" use (like overseas destined during the great war) had no markings whatsoever.... If all the other markings (Date same in the casting, hidden reference casting numbers, etc. ) are in place with none of the ...
by Susanne
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: 4 to 1 gears

I've had the rare opportunity of being able to drive T's with a number of rear end ratios... the 4:1 (44:11) makes the T a snappy beast, but your top end is limited. My Dad's Roadster (the one I took my driving test in) had a 3:1 rear end with a Ruckstell, so I was able to make that roadster "walk t...
by Susanne
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 1555

Re: Piston ring seating

I'm wondering if it's somewhere else... check your valves and seats? Head torqued? Good head gaskets? Valve timing right?
by Susanne
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 1619

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

I'm sorry, but the middle of the day on Easter, when a lot of us are doing family things or (in my case) cooking may have not been the best time to do this... I missed it. My family kinda came first today. Were it maybe Saturday, or next Sunday, or... well... never mind. I do love our hobby, but it'...
by Susanne
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will not stay ruunning
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Will not stay ruunning

Do you have a good and active mag in your car? The mag is an AC device so you need an AC voltmeter to see if it's even putting out... Then you need a good battery (12V is OK) to make sure you have current to the coils. DO NOT cross your battery to your magneto, if you do then we have a whole differe...
by Susanne
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My approach to pressure oil lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: My approach to pressure oil lines

What are you using for an oil pump, and how do you have it routed? I'm way new to pressure oil, and would rather not cook a new and good block on my first foray....