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by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Stromberg MB-1 choke assy
Replies: 0
Views: 36

WTB Stromberg MB-1 choke assy

I am looking to buy the removable choke assembly for a Stromberg MB-1 carburator. I will buy a parts carb to get one if you have that! PM or email bjdizeratHughes.net Thanks!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1121

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Bud, I would suspect that with a milk trailer, hauling whole milk, if they put baffles in, it would churn the butter out on the way to the dairy plant! Might be a bit hard to drain!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 34
Views: 1121

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Great trailer! You can still see the mark of where the fender had been when the bed was on a regular frame! If I had it, I'd think about a camping trailer with fold down sides, pull out floor extension, and canvas tenting. :)
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha swapmeet
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Re: Chickasha swapmeet

I suspect that in this covid environment, many are afraid it will be cancelled at the last moment, and don't want to get their hopes up! $3.00 gas isn't helping either! Add in recent winter weather for most of the country, and the fact that many are now used to staying home and it all adds up! :(
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The paint says
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: The paint says

Photo 6, they must have some HUGE flies or skeeters, based on the size of the window screen wire! Not sure I want to meet them! :)
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket issue for the oil pan
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Gasket issue for the oil pan

Soak them in water and stretch them?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealant: No more big tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Sealant: No more big tubes

One thing that helps slow the sealant from sealing the tube opening is to use the long pointed applicator that comes with the tube, making sure it is on tight, clip the end open. Then squeeze the sealant until the applicator is full and a half inch or so is squirting out the end. Set the whole thing...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WhatTo Buy side DOOR window wiper? 24 Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: WhatTo Buy side DOOR window wiper? 24 Coupe

Hard to tell scale, but could the rubber refill for a large truck windshield wiper be made to work?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?

Thanks again for the information and help! I am ordering the bowl cover nut from Scott. I am keeping an eye open for the choke assembly and the fuel inlet bolt and banjo. As I said, I am planning to move this on to the next deserving user, and having no idea what a mostly complete carb is worth, I a...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?

Thanks for the information, it's a big help. I am buying the carb just to get it back in circulation! I will be watching for the top bowl nut, and a choke assembly, if anyone knows of those! I will post in parts forum! I need to find a way to post photos. I don't have anything to run it on so it wil...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Stromberg MB1 carb-good for anything or is it a paperweight?

I have a friend who is offering me the major parts of a Stromberg MB1 carb. It is not complete. It is missing the choke swivel part, it is missing a cap of some type over the center of the float cover, and there is an open port on the upper side of the carb, near the throttle shaft. The mounting is ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in February?
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: What have you done with your T in February?

Thot the TT was the race truck? Or is there a new "sleeper" race truck being introduced???? Looks like clandestine info gathering going on! Checking to see which horses have the ice spikes on their shoes for better traction? Tire chains for the truck? Enquiring minds want to know!!! Updates at eleve...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

I received my oil can holder from Tim promptly, no delay in postal mail! Thanks Tim, it's a great piece!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

I had read that during the WW1-2 era, if a military personnel did not have a middle initial, the name was printed like Doe,John,NMI for no middle initial, and was on their dog tag that way too.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Harry S Truman, the middle name is"S" nothing else.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dallas Landers, we are planning a race
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Dallas Landers, we are planning a race

Hank, send Dallas enuff of that secret super juice, and he could have blue flames out of both the trucks, and his tailpipe! :lol:
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: model a 1930-aa-4 speed transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: model a 1930-aa-4 speed transmission

I am not familiar with model aa transmissions but when I have seen it happen on slightly newer transmissions, they had a pin sticking out the inside of the top of the shifter tower where the ball fits, and a slot in the shifter ball that slides over the pin. Both the pin and the slot wear, which all...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shot peened crankshafts ?
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Shot peened crankshafts ?

Has anyone had a T crank nitrided? Where the crank is treated with nitrogen in one of various methods, to strengthen and harden the surface down about .005. From what I googled, it is fairly reasonable price wise. It is very common for aircraft crankshafts and is quoted at about $70.00.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens T-120 DUPLEX Gear Puller, help needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Stevens T-120 DUPLEX Gear Puller, help needed.

Would a piece of exhaust pipe slip over it? Most muffler shops can expand pipe to about any size.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead
Replies: 23
Views: 1046

Re: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead

Years ago, I had a early Chevy overhead valve engine that had a tin valve cover with a 1/2"+ thick felt pad that you soaked in oil and laid directly on the rocker arms. You just poured oil on the pad as needed, the motion of the rockers kept themselves and the valves oiled. No gasket on the tin, it ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thought I had seen it all...
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Thought I had seen it all...

Joe, I have a 1925 engine that came with a parts car, that has those seals on the intakes at least. It appears to have a fresh overhaul. I have not looked into it to see what has been done other than looking in and seeing clean and new parts in the transmission.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

Check the owner's manual for the truck. It should have instructions on the brake controller operation. It has to have some kind of gain control to adjust for other trailers, plus a manual button to test or apply the trailer brakes to stop sway etc. It might be totally automated but I would doubt it.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1767

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

What was the problem that was being checked when the off center axle was noticed? Did the bearing slide out easily or did it take a lot of force? Does it slide back in easily? Bearing tolerances are fairly wide-wear of five thousandths is acceptable to most of us. Don't over think the problem, you a...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old sign
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Old sign

This time of the year, lots of people are looking for an old sign to Langs! Yes, an old Langs sign! hint say the last three words together! Now do you get it?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A different mode of transportation
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: A different mode of transportation

It looks "bear"ly possible that those are dogs! I'd be sure those chin straps are tight or you might become "meals on wheels"!!!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Completely Rebuilt Big Drum Rear End Shorten for Warford
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: FS Completely Rebuilt Big Drum Rear End Shorten for Warford

I have decided against it due to distance to travel. Thanks Hank! I hope someone else can get good use from it!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home page not working?
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Home page not working?

I'm using an iPad air2, and when it opens, at first, I can see about a half inch of text at the bottom, that scrolls, with the emblem staying in the middle of the page. After a minute the scrolling goes away and only the logo remains.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home page not working?
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Home page not working?

I've tried to open the home web page both from this page and as a new page and all I get is the emblem.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Larger headlight fork
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Larger headlight fork

I think they look great! The size and scale fit very well! A really great looking truck! All that hay in the background is a lot of work too! I have never found a cool way to put it up! We mostly use round bales for the wife's two horses! Only did fifty eight square this year, on the third cutting. ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2021 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: 2021 Winter Special-Model T Ford Ignition Coil Rebuilding

Is it a fixed price per coil, or is it based on what it needs? Worst case price?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2648

Re: Shipping T parts

A local postal worker said that Indianpolis distribution center is backed up to the walls, because they are making Amazon the priority and everyone else can wait. Around here, UPS also hauls its packages close, and then turns them over to to the post office too! More backlog!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Your oldest favorite chainsaw?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Your oldest favorite chainsaw?

Joe, I had never seen or heard of the xl100, so I looked on eBay just to see what it is. You may want to look for yours! Starting price on a half way decent one, missing the blade was $475.00, and it had 10 buyers watching it! Looks like a real handy tool!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bird Dogs Palace Runningboard carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: WTB: Bird Dogs Palace Runningboard carrier

Mr. Pairs of Keating, Mother-in-laws ride in the cage in the rear, not the side! We call them carbon monoxide momma's, and after the first mile or so, it keeps' em pretty quiet! Grin!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Your oldest favorite chainsaw?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Your oldest favorite chainsaw?

What's you oldest favorite, or maybe least favorite chainsaw? I just got my old Echo cs602vl running again, after several years of rest. I've owned it since the late seventies, and cut a lot of firewood with it! It suffered a melted piston after the fuel filter plugged up on it, and ran it too lean....
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the Record - An Objection
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: For the Record - An Objection

There's still the only one I've seen here still posted, under a "new day" listing? Down a few in this listing.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Could it be a locating hole for locating it in the die of the press that formed it?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Dan, I once heard a description "he's so dumb, he don't know if his ear holes are punched or bored" !
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: A period looking shop.

Looks great, Dallas! Should'a bet the Amish about building it when you were racing them! When's the 24 coupe get to be worked on? I need to take a day and get up to see you when this virus crap settles down! Might try to get a friend to fly me up in his plane, a Cessna Cardinal that cruises about 130!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Electrical Issue

Timing gear? With the timer off, check that the end of the camshaft is turning when you crank it.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2648

Re: What have you done to your T this November

Not on my T's but on a 24 roadster that a fellow is trying to get going for a friend. He had no idea how the ignition worked, so I went over and checked it out. The coils worked well when grounded individually, so showed him how to remove the timer, and explained what it did. It has a new day timer ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First snow driving of the year...
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: First snow driving of the year...

Tire chains make all the difference! My 25 coupe that my grandfather drove in south central Indiana has a large number of dents in the rear fenders, from the inside where chain links broke and slapped them! Just keep them in good repair! He used them in the mud of spring mud season as well! I have s...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mountain pan.
Replies: 22
Views: 1876

Re: Mountain pan.

Terry, I don't think Stans comment was aimed at you, but at the author of "it's stupid thing to do" who does seem to think he knows it all. Relax and enjoy!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 786

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

There is a urethane windshield sealer/bedding compound available in a standard caulking tube. It is made to install modern windshields in their frames. It is a very strong adhesive when dry. It forms a rubber like seal, but is not slick like silicone sealer. I buy it at my local NAPA, so most auto p...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1707

Re: Mini rant, T related

I have been looking at airplane parts, and Univair states that they will no longer ship anything through USPS, due to lost and delayed items. They ship ups and fedex only.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little tire history
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: A little tire history

If you are serious about tire development, you need to start with bicycle tires, where pneumatic tires were made popular in late 1880's, and had taken completely over by about 1892. Automotive tires were developed from them. Bicycles also started the good roads movement 20-25 years before autos beca...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2086

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I have my grandfathers 1925 coupe. He bought it in January 1942, just after the war started, to replace a 1920. He had looked at this coupe earlier in Scottsburg, IN., and had decided it was too much money. After the war started, he decided to buy it, and did but the price had gone up because the au...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

In dual plug aircraft engines from the thirties and forties, the two mags are timed a couple of degrees apart, so that the flame propagation doesn't start at the same time from two sources, and meet in the middle, which can cause spark knock detonation or pinging as it is sometimes called. Keeping t...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrench auction with many Model T wrenches
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Wrench auction with many Model T wrenches

Not any of my interest but go to wrenchingnews.com to see an upcoming auction with lots of T wrenches and others of all descriptions!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

Re: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

Dome out, then you use a punch just slightly smaller and a hammer and tap the center flat. This expands the plug to seal it in place. Some put them in dry, some use a sealer like ultra black Permatex in a thin film on the edge. Some use a buffalo head nickle that they form a cup in, and then set lik...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4619

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

The end of the muffler has the mount made on it that bolts to the frame, so that is where the outlet has to go.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system
Replies: 29
Views: 1616

Re: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system

The purpose of the resistor is to prevent points from burning too quickly due to excess current draw. The coil should not burn up due to voltage, if it is well made. Coils have been mounted directly on the engine for years, and withstand heat and vibration. It was very rare to have a coil burn up on...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: Flying Model T

My grand fathers 25 coupe that INow have was used by my dad to get to work many times. It has both a Cummins diesel plant sticker where he was an engineer in the fifties in Columbus, IN. Also has parking stickers from the college in upstate NY, where he was a professor and later, Dean of, before he ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful cranking update
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Be careful cranking update

Very glad the surgery went well! I hope your recovery is quick and as pain free as possible! Don't over do it, just follow the therapy instructions and it will get better before you know it!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Nash transmission drive. Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Nash transmission drive

Would that be speedometer or tachometer? Interesting set up! I would guess it runs on the rear drum?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: For All Eternity

Post WW2, it's will it go down the assembly line, and will it make it out of warranty! After that you are on your own! Try an oil pan on a late 90's s-10 blazer, bravada, jimmy 4x4! Front axles, right side axle extension, front differential, oil cooler lines, flywheel cover, starter etal! Or Pontiac...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2107

Re: update Be careful cranking

One thing about sleeping in the recliner in the sling that really bothered me was that the bottom part of the very expensive sling was too short, and didn't support my wrist. My hand stuck out and hung down, and my wrist became very sore because of it. I ended up getting a smooth piece of wood that ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 2107

Re: update Be careful cranking

Mark, I hope you continue to heal, and the surgery helps you fully recover! Being in that kind of pain this long is very stressful, and adding in this virus stuff doubles it! I badly tore my rotator cuff about five years ago, when I was 62, but with the help of a skilled surgeon and a dedicated ther...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4176

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Dave, If you are contacted by Gig'm&Frigg'm shyster law, about a warranty claim on the belt, you might remind them that the vehicle in question has been seen drag racing Amish buggies which would naturally void any possible warranty! Abuse is not a warrantied item! Who knows how fast he revved that ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4176

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Dallas, I think you might want to explore the possibility of the warranty on that belt! Looks like poor quality materials or installation problems! Might have to call Gig'm & Frigg'm shyster law firm to see if you have a claim!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Upper Michigan is closed for the season - Covered Bridge?

Right now, most Indiana schools are open, and the mask rule is in effect for indoors, or in a close contact group outside. Restaurants are open with indoor seating, although social distancing is mostly in force. I think public gatherings of up to 250 is allowed.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 2726

Re: Hot No Start

A hot engine has the compression up just a bit, and the starter draws more to crank it. In the old days of points, many ran a coil with a separate ballast resistor, and then ran a hot wire from the start side of the starter solenoid to the coil positive side, so that it got full voltage for starting...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Walter, a couple of years ago I bought from Summit through eBay and the free shipping was automatic. Not sure if it still is but worth checking.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

Ethyl was actually a brand name that became so commonly used that it was used universally to describe higher octane fuel, regardless of brand. The lead was both an anti-knock agent and a valve lubricant combined, and was removed for environmental reasons beginning in the mid seventies, being replace...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

Octane is the rating of the fuels ability to resist spark knock, the higher the rating, the more resistant it is to knock or"pinging". The higher the compression is, the higher the chance of spark knock, turbo charging or supercharging also increases the knock chances. Some aircraft and even pt boat...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 2726

Re: Hot No Start

Is there a ballast resistor built in the coil, or installed in the coil power wiring? If not, you may need one to prevent the coil from overheating. It will also cause excessive points burning. This is true for both 6& 12 volts. At the same time, with the engine hot, the starter may be drawing enoug...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 40
Views: 4265

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Leo, I have the mate to your 10"X 24 South Bend lathe. It is called a tool room lathe according to South Bend when I called for parts. Mine has a tag rivited on the front saying it " meets the standards of the war production act"! My stand is the same as yours and is very solid! Lots of parts on US ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running

The unleaded gas with 10% alcohol does not burn plugs as light brown as you were used to in the days of lead. Black is more common, looking like they are running richer than they actually are. Plugs also short out more easily with the black coating on the porcelain. Switching the dead plug to a hot ...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2673

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Is that a J-type Laycock overdrive? If so, it has its own oil pump to engage the od, and it takes more rpm on the input to run the pressure up to work than the average model T uses. The oil is shared with the transmission on most uses, and is cooled some as well. My triumph sports cars run that type...
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

My other interests include two Triumph sports cars from the sixties, 1946 Ercoupe airplane, 30 or so antique bicycles from the 1880's-1890's including 5 high wheel bikes, a1924 John Buyce Adirondack guide boat, with a square stern for early outboards, of which I have five of, including a rudder twin...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Broken head bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Broken head bolt

Find your local Snap-On tool vender. They sell drill bits strong enough to drill an easy out or a broken tap! No idea of cost, but if that's what it takes!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

Re: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!

I understand completely! Other than a broken arm in a truck wreck, I had and have been in good health, and being hurt suddenly and without warning is scary and of course very painful! Being self employed at the time, made it stressful despite having the worker comp insurance to help. When I hurt min...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

Re: 2nd generation T guy who knew better!

Mark, I am very sorry to hear of your injury! I hope the rotator cuff is not badly torn, and you don't need surgery, or no more than minor! Five years ago February, I fell at my work, and badly tore my right cuff. The surgeon said it was almost torn in two, but he was able to fix it! I was in a slin...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 3170

Re: What should salvage value be?

It used to be 20% of the value of the car, for modern cars. Just ask what the buyback price is from the insurance company.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 2246

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

And may I add a very Happy Birthday as well! I hope you have a great day, and accomplish everything you wish to!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 1982

Re: VR or cutout

Using a cut out, the cut out is simply an electromagnet that, when the generator starts putting out electricity, pulls a contact down and connects the generator to the battery and the rest of the electrical system in the car. The only way to regulate or control the output of the generator, measured ...
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Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 1994

Re: Seized Head Bolt

It is called an induction heater, and they do work well. The heat is concentrated on the bolt, BUT, when you have that bolt red hot, it will still heat the area near it. Not like a torch would but you may need some form of heat shielding directly above it. Auto parts stores can order the tool but th...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 1994

Re: Seized Head Bolt

It won't help now in getting the bolt out, but when you go back together, get some good anti-seize and coat the shanks of the bolts, and maybe a bit on the threads of the bolts. It will sure help in the future!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this for a tractor?
Replies: 22
Views: 2286

Re: Is this for a tractor?

Stan, as another sidebar to the Ferguson story, Triumph Standard of England used a Ferguson tractor engine as the starting point for the Triumph Tr2, 3,3A,3B,4,and 4A model sports cars engines, up through 1967, when emissions killed them in the US. They are still the wet sleeve engines, and are note...
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

I've not heard of soybean based paint, but am not surprised! I hope the wiring is old enough to be petroleum based insulation, not the soybean based as it is now! I spent almost 14 hours repairing rodent chewed wiring at the rear of a 2015 Subaru Forrester. It had the right rear ABS sensor wiring cu...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu May 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to the touring! I hope it is a dry and comfortable day to celebrate! :)
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed May 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

Since I seem to have started it, I will have to take the "Pun"ishment!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon May 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 2239

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

A treemendous system, I wooden remove it! Don't think you're barking up the wrong tree leaving it there! :lol:
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent
Replies: 16
Views: 2057

Re: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent

Detergent oil when mixed with water and whipped, will form a whiteish foam, like you see inside your oil fill cap. Non-detergent will usually not form the foam like that.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32 X 16 Taps for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: 13/32 X 16 Taps for sale

I received my tap today, and it looks great! Thanks for the quick service, and for having them made! Bill
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When you get down.
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: When you get down.

Garland, Triumph cars or bikes? I have two model T's and two sixties triumph sports cars! Like them all! Most of us are harmless! If you own either type, you must have tools! And patience!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old campers
Replies: 0
Views: 630

Old campers

For those who like looking at or even buying old campers, visit tincantourists.com for an interesting web site. The "T" camper is listed there as well, $33,000 is listed price.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14937

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, is this the fresh engine you just had the crank changed in? To me, it sounds like the cam gear is a tooth off or two.
If I can, I will offer three rolls of charmin ultra strong, half a bottle of hand sanitizer, and $25 cash!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- KABOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 2534

Re: Period Picture- KABOOM!

I wonder what was beside it and blew up, doing all the damage? Steam boiler? Doesn't look burned, just blown up!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spring and little sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Spring and little sportscars

I have two Triumphs, a 63 Tr3B, and a 67 Tr4A. I did a bare steel body off frame restoration on the 4A, 28 years ago. Only five bolts left in the body, and only the rear springs on the frame. I spent 18 months of evenings and weekends on it, and as far as I know, every bolt, nut and washer is factor...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 205
Views: 20907

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Looking good! One question, is the exhaust valve on number three cylinder sticking open? In several of the photos there appears to be a large gap in the lifter to valve, and another photo or two the valve looks to be stuck open? May be just my eyes and the photo angle but thought I would ask!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 12910

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Looks great, Dallas! Just remember to get the TT out once in a while so it doesn't get jealous! Like a wife, they get cranky!!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"

Bicycle and or home lighting type lamps.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

Would the old fashion fiber type grease have done that to a bearing after a number of years use?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 6507

Re: Join or Renew

Last fall, while visiting the museum, I took advantage of the special life time membership offer, if you are 65 or over, it was $400.00! Now all I have to do is live another ten years to get my money's worth! Hope it's not a problem!
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 626
Views: 78211

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don, I am in awe of your knowledge of T's and your woodworking skills! I have followed several of your builds! While I have been a mechanic for over 45 years, I have no wood working skills! If possible, in all your "spare" time, could you include some photos of your woodworking shop and tooling? I s...
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 right front fender wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: 1917-23 right front fender wanted

On eBay. Hard to tell about the ridge, but it kind of looks like it in one photo. I can't enlarge the photo clearly enough on my iPad to tell. Take it apart, keep what you need and sell the rest, rent a storage unit for a while?
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 right front fender wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: 1917-23 right front fender wanted

22 touring , rough but decent looking fenders, whole car on eBay 1350.00 Minnesota. Enough there to sell parts to help pay for it? Not mine and no interest. A 12'x6' single axle trailer will haul it.
by Billdizer,Spencer In
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1949 Frigidaire
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: 1949 Frigidaire

Watch eBay for one close to you. There are two on there now, one working in Nevada, and one not, in California. Both probably a bit far to go get, although if you could get it on a pallet, Fastenal will ship pretty cheap!