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by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 53
Views: 1216

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Steve- that's my favorite tunnel. It's hard to find, but worth the hunt. Bill
by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 53
Views: 1216

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This post is in reply to RajoRacer’s post “sitting, waiting on the train to go by”.
Down here in Tennessee, we don’t wait on the trains to go by- WE GO UNDER THEM!!
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were Hubodometers Used on Model Ts
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Were Hubodometers Used on Model Ts

How many times will a new 4.40/4.50-21 tire rotate in a mile?
by Bill Robinson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Cookeville TN Tour- how many saw this radiator cap? Look closely at this radiator cap. ZOOM in...The dog with it's leg hiked is not potty trained. The man in the picture is a good friend, so I blurred his face in the photo. All I can say is "It's a good thing that he had his glasses on!" His T shirt...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rough on Magneto - Found This
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Rough on Magneto - Found This

Redleg- check regularly- if it happens again, then carefully inspect the three drums for a crack. But, if everything is new, as stated, probably not a problem. Maybe it's just one of the Kevlar bands that may not have gotten sealed good on the end and is un-raveling.
by Bill Robinson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CANT GO GALAVANTING
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CANT GO GALAVANTING

Assemble the new Ruckstell Axle that I bought from Chaffins- the first day I found out about their sale. Was going to wait, but since I am stuck at home..... :roll:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 2408

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Lynn Cook's method of installing a crankshaft seal. The good thing about his method is the fact that if the new seal ever goes bad it can be replaced without separating the pan and the block, or removing the engine. Anyone who knew him will agree that back in Lynn's day, he could always find a bette...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 1252

Re: model T problem

You are a lucky man- Mr man! And never forget that Mr Warren helped you out!
Shhhh! You may need him again. :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

Ron- the camshaft does turn counter clockwise, as you stated, if viewed from the front.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

All of my Model T life I have assumed that the flapper touches the ramp first, then "flaps" off the butt end to get ready for the next strike. That just seems more logical to me. Now, a project that I'm working on has me looking closely at the mechanics of the timer, and I thought "no way". After ta...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

Like this? Keep in mind that this view is reversed from what we normally see.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

I agree. But that doesn't answer my question.
I am assuming that you are looking at the camshaft and flapper from the front of the engine to get the counter clockwise turn?
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Anderson Timer question

Which part of the flat contact gets touched by the flapper first? The butt end or the ramp?
by Bill Robinson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire needed 1923 Depot Hack
Replies: 19
Views: 750

Re: Spare tire needed 1923 Depot Hack

This is my homemade spare tire carrier. The door does not open. The vertical piece carries the weight, the bottom "U" stabilizes the tire and wheel.
by Bill Robinson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

This works for me. Pretty easy, too.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1541

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Altair- since you posted a “quote” of my post, it is clear that you did not understand the end result of the squealing/chirping of my 26 RPU. IT TURNED OUT not to be triple gear noise as everyone predicted. Instead the problem was stated as being a leaky exhaust manifold gasket. It pays to explore t...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1541

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

My story: On the Not For Sissies Tour I let a friend drive my 26 RPU for a day. The truck had a freshly rebuilt transmission but I thought I had broken it in. At the end I’d the days ride my friend was waiting at my trailer with some bad news. He said “listen”, cranked it and there was a loud squeal...
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: What shackle is this?

I plan on re-using the shackle set. Having owned the truck for many years and having removed the axle several times, I have never noticed that the shackles were any different from any other type on any of my other T's. But, when I had one of those cheapo knurled type shackles fail on me- I now look ...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

What shackle is this?

Today, I removed the shackles from my 26 RPU. These don't look like any shackle that I've seen before. Can anyone identify them- I'm suspecting they are not for a Ford. Or, maybe a re-pop from the past. Note that each shackle has 4 nuts.
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 5097

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Chaffins Garage has done us Model T guys a tremendous service for many years. There is one man who has not gotten enough credit over the years, and that is Dave. He is a no B.S. type of guy and he knows his stuff!
by Bill Robinson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Same problem here. It only happened on a left hand turn or hitting a bump. I tried all of the above but no luck. Then I read a thread on one of the forums back around 2001 about a member who found his problem in the ignition switch and all he did was clean the contacts on the inside. I tried it. I'm...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: marvel mystery oil
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: marvel mystery oil

MMO must work. No stuck strings, no backfiring.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

Today was fill up day. A nice day for a ride.
fill er up.jpg
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

The big factor-
can you do it with the manifolds still on?
A vaporizer would really test a man's patience! OUCH :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 1266

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Will your car start on magneto? If so, make up a jumper with an alligator clip on each end. Disconnect the FORD stock wire at the mag post. Disconnect the FORD stock wire at the coil box. Connect one end of the jumper to the mag post. Connect the other end of the jumper to the coil box connection St...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.

Doug- Zoom in on the North Pole image.
The lettering on the heater reads 'Bar-B-que'.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Frank- please explain the phrase "sound like the engine has done a bigend". I'm not familiar with the word "bigend". Sound/noise is what I'm trying to eliminate. That is exactly my problem. 2 of my cars started making this loud rattling noise during acceleration about 4 years ago after changing from...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

The STIPE 250 cam was installed in 2012. It is not a Chaffin's cam. I'm thinking that the Stipe 280 Cam was not available at the time. The advanced gear is one of Dan's and was installed in 2015.
I don't know if the movement is in the shell, because as stated, only the timing cover has been removed.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Camshaft movement- tolerance question

I have a Stipe 250 cam in a 1926 engine. 7.5 degree advanced bronze timing gear. -My question- with the timing gear cover removed I have a camshaft lateral movement (in & out) of .0065". -Up & down movement of the camshaft is .005". Are these measurements withis tolerance or do I need to looking int...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Tubby, I'd like to add this photo because your problem has happened to me (more than once over the years).
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: 27 T magneto issue

If that is as bright as your magneto will light the bulb, I suspect a weak mag. But, if it ran good on mag while on the tour, then I'd suspect a piece of lint, or trash is lodged against the mag post. Unscrew the mag post, shine a light through the hole, and see if there is anything that might be br...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear springs same
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: rear springs same

Go to this mans website and you will see that there are a few different spring sets for a model T.
http://t-springs.com/products.html
by Bill Robinson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Battery question

Thanks. I'll pass this info along to a friend who recently bought a car at auction that was incorrectly wired with a positive ground. I've never worked on a T wired Positive ground, so I couldn't give him a good answer. If anyone has ever been through his situation it would help him if you could lis...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Battery question

Asking for a friend- if a car is incorrectly connected positive ground- will the starter spin backwards?
by Bill Robinson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity

After a close inspection of the chart that I posted, Id like to add this piece of *personal info (see DISCLAIMER below). - According to the image the tank will hold "about" 10 U.S. gallons, BUT if you drain the tank through the drain plug (not shown)- only 8.5 gallons will flow. The other 1.5 gallon...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running

How long has the gas been in your tank or cans? Longer than 3 months? To me, it sounds like a sticking valve(s), most likely caused ethanol gas deposits. I've had the same problem and my cure (thanks to advice on this forum) was to remove the spark plugs, pour approx. 1 tablespoon of Marvel Mystery ...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 4482

Re: Post your favorite sign

Back in the day, there must have been quite a few Model T's back in this Tennessee cove. I mean, how else could it have gotten the name "Greasy Cove"?
by Bill Robinson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 4482

Re: Post your favorite sign

This may just be a Southern phrase, but I've heard it all of my life.

Mike is lost. He is standing there asking "Where in the Sam Hill am I?".
by Bill Robinson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 4482

Re: Post your favorite sign

It's Ok to ride 'em in the street, but KEEP 'EM OFF THE DANG SIDEWALK!
by Bill Robinson
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

Pete- The boyfriend did a great job on the video. I gave him a Thumbs Up.
And, those Delaware backroads make the backroads in Tennessee look like Interstate highways. :P
by Bill Robinson
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted

Thanks for your comments. Suzi and I had a fun week. Actually, the volunteers from the Tennessee T's worked, drove, & planned for the last year. George and Ramona started planning this tour 2 years ago. Without George and Ramona's dedication- the tour never would have happened. Those who attended th...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted

Another video of the MTFCA Highland Rim Tour that was based out of Cookeville, Tennessee in mid-August.
https://youtu.be/OosXnUXrvMw
by Bill Robinson
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking the crop
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Checking the crop

Nice photos, Dennis! ;)
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: National Cookville tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1396

Re: National Cookville tour

This picture shows a group of boys who came back by for another dose. Look closely and you will see the stream.

Yep, their identities have been blurred out to keep their mommas from fussing.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: National Cookville tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1396

Re: National Cookville tour

Jim- I was going to keep this event private between you and me, but, since you brought the subject up- I'll post another picture. If the forum readers will zoom WAAAAY in they will see the dog on the radiator is pee-ing at you. My attached photo shows that the dog made a DIRECT-HIT. Look at Jim's sh...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: HEED this WARNING!

One of the cases that I saw was in the parking lot at the fairgrounds. A Model T was coming off the city street "just 'a 'smokin". When the driver came by me his exhaust smelled like anti-freeze. This is just one of the signs.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

HEED this WARNING!

While on the MTFCA Highland Rim Tour, I personally saw 4 T's that blew head gaskets. I was told that there were actually 7 T's that lost one. One car blew 2 because he failed to re-torque the head after a warm-up. So, the next time you walk out to your shop, grab your torque wrench and RE-Torque the...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Coughing in High Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Model T Coughing in High Gear

I had the same problem once on a fresh rebuild. The problem turned out to be a leaky intake manifold gasket. I finally realized that the coughing was back through the carburetor.
by Bill Robinson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Re: Oil change ?

If this "brown" is not a translucent brown (NEW oil is a translucent brown, to my eyes, anyway) but instead the brown is a dirty, milky looking brown, then I would suspect water getting into the oil. Blown head gasket, cracked block, etc.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2157

Re: Oil change ?

It's time now.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel line sealer
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: Fuel line sealer

Bill, will you post a photo of your entire sediment bowl? I am not familiar with what a bowl for a 1910 looks like.
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun day
Replies: 16
Views: 1617

Re: Fun day

Dean- I'm curious. What model is your Garmin Nuvi?
Do you pre-plan your routes? If so, what software?
Thank
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: MTFCA.com - no luck connecting
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

MTFCA.com - no luck connecting

I've been trying to search the old forum since this morning and get this msg "Hmmmm….Cant reach this page". Inserting the http://www.mtfca.com/ as the URL gets the same results. I've checked with Model T friends and they are having the same results. Is the problem temporary? Or longer?
by Bill Robinson
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: Help with this mess

Actually, it's better than normal. :roll:
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1943

GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil

For those of us who like 10w30 motor oil- we have been disappointed for the last year or so because the supply on 10w30 has been short to none.
Well, maybe the shortage is over. Oreilly's now has Rotella (non synthetic) in gallons and quarts. 8-) . At least stores in the Nashville district have it.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: Water separator

Jim- your profile stated that you drive a 1927 Canadian Tudor. If the fuel shut-off on the cowl is a factory unit, then you already have a bowl/separator. Just drain it regularly. If you drive often and use a tank full every month or two, or more often, you probably won't have a problem. If gas stay...
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running on mag
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: running on mag

At this point, the easiest thing you can do is run a magneto test using a 1156 bulb and a jumper wire. If the bulb blows, the your mag is running properly and the problem is probably coils, or other possibilities. If the bulb fails to blow, it could be weak magnets, or the 3rd main thrust surface ma...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming - Model T's Visit EECO June 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Homecoming - Model T's Visit EECO June 2019

Extremely nice video FreedomKeepers!
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Videos of the Ocean to Ocean Tour 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Videos of the Ocean to Ocean Tour 2019

The Gembers, who are members of The Tennessee T's, are participating in the O2O tour again (second time). She is documenting the day-to-day driving experience on video, then posting the short videos on YouTube. 2 ways to view ----Forum members can go to our homepage for a listing, with links, to eac...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2807

Re: Changing clincher tires with flaps

Mike- mounting clinchers is pretty easy, especially if you bought the heavy flaps rather than the lightweight ones. 1. Put just enough air in the tube to take the wrinkles out. Do not overfill. 2. Stuff the tube into the tire. Most new tires have a spot painted on them. Align the tire stem at the pa...
by Bill Robinson
Mon May 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Gear Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: High Gear Shift

Is your handbrake lever going fully forward? If not, this can cause the problem that you are describing.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Maximum hill for '16 Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Maximum hill for '16 Touring

Jeff- Hills are fun. Traffic is not.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils leaking tar
Replies: 13
Views: 4579

Re: Coils leaking tar

John- that lid cover being mis-aligned makes sense.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mag ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: mag ignition

Another picture, a different incident. Lint interfering with my magneto.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils leaking tar
Replies: 13
Views: 4579

Re: Coils leaking tar

I’m not 100% in agreement that the coil leakage is totally due to the quality and/or type of tar used. This photo is a coil the failed on Dec 24, 2016. You can easily see the leakage. Now, look at the blue tape that I placed on the bottom with the date of 5/12, which is the date of the re-build. It ...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mag ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: mag ignition

Don’t look at the mag post hole. Instead look in the round mirror. It’s hard to see, but there is a piece of band lint about the size of a short piece of dental floss on top of the blob of solder. The lint got stuck between the solder blob and the brass contact of the mag post. Thus lifting the cont...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: Magneto Advice

Is it just me? Or do the keepers on the side of the flywheel where the missing screw heads are/were look like they have been making contact with the mag ring? If so, the problem is much more serious than you realize.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: What happened? It just quit.

Bob, you wrote about the plugs laying on the block- "random firings."
That is how they are supposed to fire- sort of. The random firing must be in this exact firing order 1-2-4-3. If that is not the case then you have a starting point.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 29
Views: 2440

Re: Electric problem

You know that only one coil is buzzing, and the other 3 are not. If the good coil is firing #1 (example), and 2, 3, and 4 are dead, then one at a time swap the known good coil with the bad ones to see if the good coil buzzes in 2, 3, & 4. If the good coil buzzes in all 4 locations, then your problem...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 5838

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

Tom, I think you are close, but looking at the wrong side of the coin.
I personally think that most Model T owners tend to do the maintenance as needed.
The big question should be "how well was it rebuilt?".

All rebuilds are not the same.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re pulling a 27 engine
Replies: 17
Views: 1803

Re: Question re pulling a 27 engine

I have done it more times than I like on a ‘27 Tudor without removing the hogshead. Stick a rod in the front hand crank hole and lift the front of the motor which will tilt the back end down. The pedals will clear the firewall. Barely. Go slow, get a helper if possible, make sure all wires are out o...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

Re: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......

Look me up, Tom. I'll let you pull my wagon.
wagon.jpg
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by Bill Robinson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......
Replies: 10
Views: 1987

I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......

I've never been to Chickasha, but was told that it's almost a requirement to bring something to tote your purchases in. I'm leaving early- because I can't drive too fast.

https://youtu.be/tl0fmr_IuG4
by Bill Robinson
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Price increase on all tires
Replies: 64
Views: 5989

Re: Price increase on all tires

Yesterday, I had to buy some trailer tires. I told the store owner about this rumor and he replied that it's no rumor, that he already has received the increases, to take effect on March 1 for imported tires. He went on to say that the "made in USA" tires are going up too "because they can" and the...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 6883

Re: LED Bulbs.

Do they emit a BRIGHT WHITE or a BRIGHT BLUE color?
by Bill Robinson
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Installation Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Engine Installation Tips

Here's how we do it. After Jacking up one rear wheel : 1. Install the engine and slide it back to where the 4th main and the ujoint almost touch. At this point the front will lack about 2 inches from falling into the mount at the crank handle. 2. Put a jack stand under the drive shaft and let it hol...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Production Dates
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: 1927 Production Dates

'Ol Splash did it again! Congratulations!
by Bill Robinson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2865

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Don't knock John's recipe until you've tried it! :roll: That stuff works!
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New FAQ -> Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 3737

Re: New FAQ -> Announcement

FWIW- On my iPhone I have to log in every time I enter, even though the box gets checked. On my laptop no logging in is reqd unless I logout upon exiting on the previous visit.. I'm still trying to figure that out.
by Bill Robinson
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 2321

Re: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny

My car developed erratic steering problems 2 years after a complete front axle rebuild. At the time of the rebuild I saw no need in spending the extra $ on the forged type shackles, so the new ones that I installed were the less expensive stamped type with the knurled pins. Upon inspection the wear...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5724

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

Try flipping the switch to magneto. Things tend to run better on mag
by Bill Robinson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Archive?
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: MTFCA Archive?

DaGunny was a darn good moderator, too.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell question
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Ruckstell question

Ryan- simple question. Is this truck a Model T truck or a Model TT truck?
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 MTFCA National Tour, Cookville TN
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: 2019 MTFCA National Tour, Cookville TN

Ricky and I, and others in our club, know how much time and effort that George has put into planning the routes and stops for the tour. Our club ran the routes early last Spring before the leaves sprouted and we all agree that this is a great tour for folks who like to drive their T on scenic back r...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Where are the Classifieds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: Where is the Clasdifieds?

On my iPhone I have to go to the bottom of any thread. Then go to the JUMP TO button, and there is the link to Classified.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: I-phone log in
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: I-phone log in

My iPhone started the same problem starting 3 days ago. I could read the forum but could not log in an I kept getting a msg that the site is unsafe. But first, My PC was having a problem once these lock-ups started. Then, The problems started. The URL seemed to change with each fix. So I would delet...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gear Oil Gasket Maker vs Cold Temps
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Gear Oil Gasket Maker vs Cold Temps

According to the pkg, this sealant is designed to be used in a "gear oil" situation. Gear oil tends to break down RTV and the gear oil is to be used where gear oil is present. This document tells it all. With RTV I had a pretty good seal with slight leakage. With Gear Oil Gasket Maker I have had zer...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two difficult bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Re: Two difficult bolts

Here is a tool that I made for doing the same thing. Really works good. 1. Line the holes up. 2. Slide the both up through from under the frame rail. 3. Hold the bolt in place with the square rod. 4. Get the nut started and tightened to your specs. 5. Insert cotter key/pin. 6. Insert the wood block....
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5618

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

My first T (a TT) came along in '97. My son and I looked online for info, but all we could find was phone numbers for Snyder's & Lang's. They were lot's of help. We had no idea what we were doing and they helped a lot. A mighty good guy named Gator Gould from L.A. (Lower Alabama) helped us too. I th...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NO PHOTOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: NO PHOTOS

magneto-test-yellow.jpg
test
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Differential oil leak

Read this. The sealant John Z posted WORKS.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1542303309
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Secret to successful PM's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Secret to successful PM's?

:roll: I found it. I was looking under the Private Messages tab, rather than the Board Preferences tab. I got it checked now. Thanks. :)
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 2480

Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

This is the cat's MEOW! Keith Barrier put us guys in the Magneto University on to it. Great tool- and hard to find anything to do the job of removing the flywheel bolts any better. It's a Blackhawk 4422
Blackhawk-4422.jpg
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Secret to successful PM's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Secret to successful PM's?

OK. It seems that my message to John stayed in my OUTBOX until he opened the msg this evening. I like that- it lets me know that he had at least opened it. Now that he has replied to my msg it is no longer in the OUTBOX- they are in the SENT folder. I am still trying to find the "option to get an em...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Secret to successful PM's?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Secret to successful PM's?

This morning I sent 2 PM's to a friend, as a test. Requested he reply if my efforts were successful. The reply never came. Tonight I called him to check status and he never received the PM.

So, I checked my profile, and heck, my 2 msgs are in my OUTBOX.. What did I do wrong so it cam be corrected?