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by Susanne
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: RAJO head questions

Exactly. They did a demo in shop class this year on a head milling machine (using a modern, junked, cracked head) to show just how easy it is to overmill a head in to a water jacket. I also remember someone selling a stock T head that had been milled into the water jacket... :shock: Remember, these ...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 21
Views: 939

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I'd love to see the flow characteristics on the "squished" ports... I wonder if it was an attempt to get a flat dispersal of the combustable mixture to improve burning characteristics?
by Susanne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: not model T Continental engine

They're still alive as Continental Aerospace Technologies, a *lot* of private aircraft run Continental engines... Also, they still make both air-cooled (inder the "Wisconsin" brand) and liquid cooled industrial motors. Back then they built engines for a bunch of different makes... May not help a *lo...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: 1915 Parts

I'll jump in. My August 15 car has no electric horn nor the button for it. As it was technically a "branch" car (parts shipped to a branch and built there, although this one was from the exhibition line at the PPIE) I'm not surprised... then again, Typical Ford SOP was apparently "use whats on hand"...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1008

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

That 1/2" makes a difference. I didn't notch one on my car, and sure enough, it took out the then rubber valve stem. (lesson to self - always pay the money and get brass stems!)
by Susanne
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3377

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

He was able to crawl out of the car but ended up getting taken to the hospital, was released later in the day. Car was on its side, the down-side (left) rear wheel was broken off, the body looked like it took some pretty serious internal damage After the shock wears off, tho, it does look repairable...
by Susanne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Local Ford Agency Blank Check
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Local Ford Agency Blank Check

Nice find! I think I'd have to frame that one for the wall of the shop!
by Susanne
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Champion X spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Champion X spark plugs

The one on the left is a hotter plug, the right one allows the heat of the plug to bleed off into the head easier. The hotter the plug, the better suited it is for slow, laborous work as it burns off the carbon easier. Faster motors need cooler plugs.
by Susanne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1830

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

What in the... ??? Um. No. make that NO. Let's see... it's a pile of parts someone threw together to make something they could somehow sell. As a something. Like a bunch of car parts mushed together to make... something. It's been a LONG time since I saw a $100 collection of car parts... this almost...
by Susanne
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

This is why Fords outsold the competition back when they were built and designed to do this. The whole reason T's have open channel frames, 3 point suspensions, and use a liberal mount of springy Vanadium Steel.

Like they say in movies... No T's were harmed in the making of this picture.
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1991

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

adave's post; you cannot give rides to 18 year olds or younger unless the vehicle was designed with proper belts & restraints. I took my driving test in a '15 roadster without seat belts (or turn signals... or back up lamps... or 2 tail/brake lights... or NHTSA approved rollover protection) at the ...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1122

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

in the late 70's, I worked in a truck shop that had a welded heavy steel pipe tire cage that had bowed out sides from rings that cut loose. Back then we still had split ring rims... ALL new employees got rotated through tire changes when they first started (maybe to lose fear of the things), and mor...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1991

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

If I'm in a roadster, does this mean I have to lock my children in the turtledeck, strapped to a carseat? Since, of course, they can't be in the front seat...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

OK... Electrical, Mechanical, or Hydraulic?
by Susanne
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Smith's... it's not a Form-a-Jack, is it? (Godawful screw jack things that were the scourge of british car owners in the 50's...) I like the idea of a combo oil/water pump that runs off the mag, combined with a rectifier and regulator so you can charge a battery from the mag. How's that? Am I close?...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electrical connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Electrical connectors

There's a metal tube inside the black insulation that the bullets plug into on either side.
by Susanne
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2116

Re: flat towing a T

Until the ignition switch jostles over to "mag"... :shock: It just makes it easier to tow, subjects the drive train to less reverse stress without having to pull it over on compression, and reduces the heat generated from said compression... I'm still trying to figure out how leaving the plugs out w...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2116

Re: flat towing a T

I've seen a couple of films like that but it's been the tow rig taking a vehicle considered (by the standards of the day) to be not worth repairing, to the foundry to be remelted down... :( so it really doesn't matter if they're running the gears without oil and damage the clutch plates, transmissio...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield ball choke horn
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Winfield ball choke horn

The "ball choke" is actually a muffler - it changes the tone of the allegedly annoying "hiss" that Winfield carbs have to something less "in your ear"... I've never really noticed that it was particularly annoying myself, but I guess some people do. Maybe because I run the car a little faster and th...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas up the Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Gas up the Ford

It would be fun to re-create that Shell station... wonder if any of these are still around? Noticed also there's (apparently) pumps on both sides.

I am guessing... looks like a 24 or 25 license plate on the Ford?
by Susanne
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '26-'27 brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: '26-'27 brakes

Years (and years) ago I saw a T set up like that, small drum, not large - the (lined) parking brake would expand at the same time the external band would contract, squeezing the drum. IIRC I asked the car owner about it and he said it worked really good, but it was a so-and-so to get all 4 shoes syn...
by Susanne
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: 26953

Sorry, dupe post, unable to delete. :oops:
by Susanne
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26953
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: 26953

Pictures and more info, please...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Engine Specs??

This is kind of embarassing... but I really don't know the answer, and can't find it. I received a '17 short block that was babbitted, but missing literally everything else. I was going to start sourcing parts, and all of the sudden, it hit me... WHAT were the "standard" specs for a T engine? I have...
by Susanne
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Possible Scam

707-210-xxxx is Napa or the Napa Valley... possibly Sonoma. If he's not from there, or you can't go there to do the deal in person, then I'd just say no and move on.
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

Re: Sophia Renken's red 1923 T roadster

I was going to ask the same question... :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford ignition switch frustrations
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Ford ignition switch frustrations

Take it aparMy 15 had a similar issue, IIRC I was able to clean up the contact "post" (mine was pitted and corroded) and give it a new life. Worst case scenario you may have to replace it and the contacts it sits in (do both while you're there)...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Things that you never expect to find...

My dad was on their board for a number of years, and had it (along with a number of his cars) there as part of a display. I figured it was fine as it protected the chassis and eventually (after the dust sttled from my divorce) dad and I could get back to building it - by then,we had also accumulated...
by Susanne
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Things that you never expect to find...

My car that I dumped my savings into to buy as a kid, and was subsequently lifted by a museum and then given the cold shoulder "We know nothing' stinkeye... I know, I snivel about this a lot, but even 20 years on,losing something I put every penny I saved for a decade and a half, just to have someon...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Bad switch or wiring. the later switches (oval plate in the dash) had issues on their contacts. And IIRC no one repoped these (someone should have!!!). The earlier switches were easier to rebuild, and the coilbox switches were EXTREMELY easy to rebuild It may also be a wiring issue - wires on T's vi...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: 27 T magneto issue

See below - duplicated my post, sorry!!! :oops:
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 16 headlight wiring question
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: 16 headlight wiring question

Early ones (15/16) didn't originally have the coil - they were a simple push/pull switch on the dash, Mag to Switch to headlight wire. Wired in series, you were ok unless you really overspeeded your motor. Of course, if one goes out, they both go out. But in series, with the 9 volt "Ford" bulbs, it ...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 1926

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

If you take your car to a show or tour, and don't want it dinged/scrathced/etc., then never leave its side. The bird cage incident was just negligent from the airhead on his phone... you either suck it up as oart and parcel of showing your car, and get it fixed, or get the license of the damager and...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for a wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Looking for a wheel

Foreign market (Canada, UK, etc.) cars ran 30x3.5" (23" rims) all around. US cars in the pre-demountable era ran 30x3 in front (24" rims), 30x3.5 in the rear. Demountables (available from 1919) ran 30x3.5 all around. A US pre (or non) starter car that was sent to Canada would have 30x3 fronts. I won...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you work a Ruckstell?
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: How do you work a Ruckstell?

And now to throw even more confusion... The Ruckstell gave a "half low" range to the Ford 2 speed - If you were to work your way from low to high, it would be Ruckstell low (lever back) + Ford low (pedal mashed) --> Ruckstell High (Lever front) + Ford Low (pedal mashed) --> Ruckstell low (lever back...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1047

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I suspect the autobiography was done looking at the "rosy haze of history" of one of the most successful products ever... So making it sound like the business decisions of the T were in 1909 (months after the actual launch), in addition to the statement "All Fords will be painted black" is looking n...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: What is it?

Witht he indents I'd say it's for a governor set-up, not a food feed... the indents change the operating speed. Probably missing a couple parts to pick up on the wins from a fan or etc...
by Susanne
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

You could buy a running chassis for $220. Build a buckboard body out of $10 worth of wood, and there you go... Add some sheet metal, and some accessories, and go play on the 1/4 mile dirt track...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Model T Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: 1915 Model T Touring

Darn, so missed that.
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

To me (and this is just my opinion, please do not put any stake in it) it looks like a hay wagon wheel - no high speed, frequent grease, and built to take a load. I know I may be WAY off, but having dealt with hay wagons before, that, with that taper, is what it looks like to me....
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1589

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

I keep thinking... take the wheel off, and flush/grease the inner bearings. This is all of a 30 minute job per wheel, and probably less... I've done it so many times I could maybe do it by feel. Have a store of inner seals, but it's such an easy job...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1510

Re: Johns-Manville company

So how does this have to do with keeping our cars running, or keeping the hobby alive?
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

Made it easier to check the oil level and tire pressure. Plus if you had to work on the improved fuel system, it would help drain that tank... Color? I thought those cars were pyroxlin green in '26, but as an advertising stunt, who knows? Looking at the late edition Ford Service book (they show an "...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1591

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

I had one, thing was so worn out it leaked like a sieve, probably a gallon or 2 a day. So I took it off, and ya know what? It stopped leaking... :roll: .......... :lol: .......... :mrgreen: I could never figure out wy the thing didn't seem to be pumping water. After all, you'd expect to see some kin...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1510

Re: Johns-Manville company

Not quite sure what that last bit about pot shops etc. has to do with the price of Salt Pork in Portland... we're talking about asbestos. My granddad died of what was then called "Mechanic's Lung", probably meso or asbestiosis. So did my uncle Buck. Both were mechanics for decades, Granddad died in ...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP ...
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: HELP ...

If I was on the other side of the state I'd be there. Sounds like 2 different and distinct issues causing 2 problems - (1) - the car starting then dying after a few seconds sounds like a fuel issue. Make sure your sediment bulb isn't full of water / dirt / grit. (EZ to check on a '27 as its right th...
by Susanne
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

I use 2 different greases on my car - all my cup greasers get Sta-Lube NGLI2 straight out of the tube or pot. I got a bunch of it from dad's garage and so far haven't had to pull anything apart and flush it. The wheels run Valvoline Blue Waterproof - I figure if it can live in an overloaded, neglect...
by Susanne
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

I always look at those "compact" stencils on the pavement as a warning not to park anything larger than a cub cadet or roadster there... and even then, expect to get your paint dinged.
by Susanne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

Sure you can. Building up worn parts isn't hard, If you're talking the shaft cam(s), build up the surface with a welder and then dress them back down to the original profile. Just know what the profile should be originally and take your time dressing it down to match. EZPeazy, just make sure it's sm...
by Susanne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

Put the front and rear axles on blocks to get the tires off the ground, and wrap them separately from the car unless the car will be stored in the dark. Make sure you oil all the oil points and grease all the grease points. Battery out and on a tender. Drain the gas tank, mist the inside of the now ...
by Susanne
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:26 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?

Couple hours. And it sounds like you are removing a LOT of stuff you don't have to to pull the motor, like the firewall, windshield, steering column and engine pans (??) - is the car being stripped to sell parts, because these don't come out for a straight motor pull. Couple hours to get out, anothe...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is This For A Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Is This For A Model T?

Its a a forged steel Paulyhook to hold the Exhaustum Compensator off the Differentialatum compensator, otherwise Ford would not pass the National Safety Requirement of 1923 Regulations without putting this in place... No one knows where it goes. It was rumored to be the 17th itineration of a selden ...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing with a New Day
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Timing with a New Day

TDC - put a chopstick in the #1 cyliner to find #1 TDC.Check your timer - its either on TDC or 180 off. Then pop the head and look at the valves - if #1 both valves are seaterd you got it. Otherwise you are (likely) 180 degrees off. If so go to the NEXT #1 cylinder TDC and set your timing. I=If a fa...
by Susanne
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Build Date?
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Build Date?

My guess is someone back in the car's past replaced the original (blown, worn out, etc.) motor with another one (either in '27 or out of a 26/27 car), and then later someone, either to make the car more authentic OR to replace yet another sick motor (my $$ is on the former), replaced it with a corre...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1369

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

At least. :shock: Also I think it's part of the annual refresher for your T certification, and a required subject in your post grad T operator degree. My dad (rest his soul) showed me it could be done (on our '15 roadster, also sans-magnets) then dropped a nut down there and made me fish it out. Hec...
by Susanne
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beware Classified Scammer
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Beware Classified Scammer

Any time someone wants payment via gift cards or venmo it's a scam - those are 2 ways to not trace your payment. They go there I just hang up, hoping they didn;t get my phone number from caller ID to use my number (next) for their next scam on "Duesenbergcollectors.com" classifieds. Also 541 is Oreg...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Extreme Trivia

Running out extra stock of firewalls after the stock of speedometers was exhausted? After all, firewalls were factory produced at a "dime a dozen" and Speedo setups were an ouside purchase from various vendors. This would fit with the then Ford philosophy of "Use it until we've depleted current stoc...
by Susanne
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell oil
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Ruckstell oil

Curse me if you must, but I switched from 85-140 back to 600W in mine, and the problems I had (hard shiftinng, whine, etc._ went away. I only have about 4-5000 miles on the car since the switch, so I worry about it's imminent failure... (Yes, I know it's "steam oil") Sorry. I know people thing moder...
by Susanne
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1230

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

I've never had a problem either starting a T right handed or even occasionally "spinning" the motor... on mag. If your car bites back on mag, and you have your levers set right, something is wrong somewhere. The rare times it's bitten back (on battery) the motor is turning over really slowly, and if...
by Susanne
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 touring FS
Replies: 15
Views: 7233

Re: 1915 touring FS

These are just my thoughts on why T's are slow to sell... my opinion, after 50 years (Jeez, really? Got involved back in June of 1969, so... darn... wow...) in this hobby. Please don't be offended. Most of us who were raised in the hobby are now approaching or past our 6th decade. And this may sound...
by Susanne
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2245

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Has to do with the law, and handling hazardous/dangerous chemicals (like, yeah, Gasoline)... I forgot about that when I went up there a few weeks back, until he shows up to pump gas... I was just opening the door, when the guy walks up to get my card... :oops: I still laugh when its the other way ar...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine knock
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Engine knock

It could be knocking from having overadvanced timing,,, kind of a low distinctively hollow thumpy sound. Especially noticable when running off a battery / distributor system. Some dizzys can way overadvance your motor - we had a delco in the '15 roadster that was miserable for this - and it was a sh...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1284

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Looks laquered to me, too. (The speckley finish is what says that to me...). My dad's 15 roadster (the one I took my driving test in :mrgreen: ) had a lacquered radiator that looked just like that. Safest way to do it is take the radiator off (not hard to do) to protect the paint on the car, use lac...
by Susanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1418

Re: Factory frame identification

Take the car to a diferent CHP office to have it verified... Some of the guys doing that have a chip on their shoulders, mainly because they're stuck in the office doing this boring stuff than being one of the guys out on patrol. The car is a complete car, right? So the issue is... um... it's not a ...
by Susanne
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?

It is, thenk you for your hard (and dilligent, not to be confused with Dillinger) work!!

:-) Susanne
by Susanne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1914 touring
Replies: 11
Views: 5817

Re: FS 1914 touring

Sure, just can't afford the buy in for this car. Sorry.
by Susanne
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: July 18 Cleared Cache, Now what?

I keep going through the theatrics of re-establishing all my preset pages, still, I have few pictures that seem to work, I have to log in every time I try to enter the site, and my old bookmark still gives the evil 404 message. And it won't let me stay logged in, apparently... Not sure what happened...
by Susanne
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: IMPORTANT - Forums are back
Replies: 28
Views: 1560

Re: IMPORTANT - Forums are back

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by Susanne
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: They did it to Ford again...... The first Indy 500 in 1911, and no Ford Special
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: They did it to Ford again...... The first Indy 500 in 1911, and no Ford Special

While the big cars slog around the track The Ford speeds by to bring the honors back. :shock: The heavy racers all huff and wheeze While the little Ford will win with ease. :lol: The others all battle and give it their worst while the mighty Ford car brings home another first. :mrgreen: Darn, wrong ...
by Susanne
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass head light rims
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: WTB Brass head light rims

The '26-'27 have a different script (smaller and tighter) than the early ones... I have one of each on my '15 (had to swap one of them because it catastrophically fractured), they both look fine, but up close you can tell...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Our closest "big city" has a population of 3000 spread out over 30 miles, and the real "big city" is 85K and 40 miles distant. I can't see either neighbor's house from our porches, and our "small" trees are 50' tall (and the big ones 4-5x that). And while we're technically in California, a lot of pe...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1202

Re: Magneto Problems

Worn crank end play allowing your magnets to distance themselves from the field coils? Happened to me, and it's a common enough thing they actually make main caps to make up for it in the short term... I was thinking parasitic DC voltage, but that usually kills the magnets, not just weakens them... ...
by Susanne
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

This in a city that holds what was once called the "Towe Ford Museum"... :lol: (... and please don't get me started on that... those who have seen me on here for a while know that particular sad story...) This started to prevent people from running auto repair shops out of their family homes in resi...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone know anything about this car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Does anyone know anything about this car?

If you look at where the hood and radiator meet there's a strange shadow... Something just doesn't look right about the RMS one, maybe the way the wheels are a bit too tight and the background looks more cut and pasted? Either way, I'd have liked to see the car in person, not the composite picture w...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Early cut-down T
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Old Photo - Early cut-down T

Open valve motor - if you enlarge it you can see them. Stripped to bare bare basics (I noticed a friction shock on the back end, tho...) There must be a HECK of a story about this thing. Plus being in front of a Stoddard-Dayton dealer... and the big block lettered "FORD" on the sideways gas tank... ...
by Susanne
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale: 1910 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 4119

Re: For Sale: 1910 Touring

I was thinking the same thing - I've always wanted an open valve car, but I can't justify hitting my savings that hard.
by Susanne
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LOSS OF POWER
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: LOSS OF POWER

Does it do it both on bat and on mag, or on mag only? If it only does it on mag, you may have too loose end play in the crank, as when you engage the motor, it will pull the magnets away from the field coil, and your ignition will suffer or die... Don't ask me how I know this, but it is indicative o...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2039

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

When I was a young parts collector, I bought a really nice high head that had a casting date of 1937. I'd love to find one of those " '40 Ford" model T motors... just because...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Love those scammers!
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Love those scammers!

YIKES!! :shock: NO federal agency whatsoever contacts ANYONE by phone or email... Initial contact is ALL done vial snail mail letter. I know you know this but if you ever, EVER question if it was really the IRS/FBI/DHS/etc., trust me - it's NOT! If it's THAT bad they'll send an agent to your front d...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield type m carburetors
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Winfield type m carburetors

I'd ask to be put on reserve if Dan backs out, but I'm sure he won't... but if he does...

Susanne
by Susanne
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!

Actually it doesn't, because even if you don't have the settled lime from a generator, you still have the carbon build up from the extra rich flame of acetylene (which is why it's white, not yellow or blue) burning in air... The whole point behind those cleaning wires they sell in a welding shop is ...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time have you got ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2073

Re: How much time have you got ??

I did that, got involved in about a dozen different activities from clubs to radio to church to, well, all sorts of diverse activities, on top of a job that had me commuting 4 hours a day, so I started pruning things back... The bike sat, Angel became neglected, I was trying to be all to everything,...
by Susanne
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT question - the "mystery box" behind the coil...
Replies: 3
Views: 502

HCCT question - the "mystery box" behind the coil...

After I finished putting together my new (Ford, I think) HCCT, I found there was a tin box under the frame, behind where the coil goes, looks like it was riveted or bolted to the frame, and 2 wires are coming from it... one quite short, one quite long... Any idea what this is? I know, I probably sho...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2601

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Detergent oil is fine - it helps flush out all the carbonized crud from your crankcase. I've run straight 30 detergent in Angel forever (or since she's been in the family), with one exception when I couldn't find it, I ran 15-40 (and held my breath!)... but all in all, it's not going to kill your ca...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: T for sale

I've seen a few "improved" (eg 26-27) T's that are in drivable, decent, and not painted all over condition for about half what he wants... It looks pretty, but from the pix, only just OK, nothing really spectacular, and with some really glaring issues on top of that. IF he had some good pix, I could...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: 1909 2 Lever on Ebay!

It'll rub out. :lol:
by Susanne
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1718

Re: Oils

When I find the rare gallon jug of straight weight oil I grab it, but it's getting difficult to find. 60 and 70 Wt is even worse. If it's not "full synthetic" (ha ha ha) sewing machine oil or "15-40 Diesel Oil" then you don't need it, as it's not "low emissions compliant"... That's OK, wait 10 years...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT value
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: HCCT value

I know, it's crazy... then again, coils were still somewhat common and cheap (they used to use them for heater igniters - I bought a set of 4 NIB KW's from an appliance store for IIRC 5 or 10 bucks each, gave them to dad as a Christmas present) and best guess was (somehow) good enough... the trend w...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HCCT value
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: HCCT value

I get gel nails, they hold up better than the other types of acrylics or silks, and the colors are amazing, they... um... heck, you don't want to know that! :lol: I just gave $1K for one plus shipping, should be here in a day or 2 (and I am excited!! 8-) ), if it works (sounds like it does) and the ...
by Susanne
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FYI. Interesting car ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1773

Re: FYI. Interesting car ...

The interesting thing about this '12/23 being pawned off as an '09 is the astronomical price they're asking... like someone said, buyer beware. The sad part is someone will buy it NOT knowing what it really is, and well... another one bites the dust, and the hobby takes yet another hit. It IS a pret...
by Susanne
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas
Replies: 34
Views: 2465

Re: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas

Scary situation, for certain!!! I had the same issue (quite a few years ago) with my Winfield Carb, turned out some time in its past someone had soldered a leak on the brass float, and every so often the solder "lump" would trip one of the 2 arms that ride on the float, so it would hold the needle v...
by Susanne
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 T touring
Replies: 13
Views: 5225

Re: 1914 T touring

If I could come close to the asking I would, but it's out of my price range, sorry!!!
by Susanne
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 2239

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

I want to jump into this for minute... My '53 ford, with a '49 Merc flathead V8, Sludgeomatic 2 speed, got 28 to the gallon, and would run up to the century mark once the transmission got out of the way... and did so smoothly and somewhat effortlessly... Don't know how it would do at a smog station ...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Economy of scale

The first electronic pocket calculator (the HP 35) was $395 in 1970... which is what, about $2400 in today's money. And now you can get a calculator given to you... Of course, thins got smaller as well... the Computing power of 1970(ish) took numerous rooms in a building and cost well over a million...
by Susanne
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Something else you might want to check is the condition of the coil box contacts and the coil box switch internals... sometimes they are corroded enough to give you a weak current, or "carbon traced" and losing current there. Then go thru your wiring and find where your current leak is... one place ...
by Susanne
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Rocky mountain brakes, has anyone used cable instead of rods?

The rods give you an option of a POSITIVE release... with cables, you're relying on a spring, and if you need to get that pedal up to stop a single wheel lockup, and you're hoping a spring will save you... Thats why they used rods. They knew you may need to pull up that pedal to unlock a sliding whe...