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by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

David Walker has a side shifter on his speedster. And, an under shifter, an over shifter, and probably 1 or 2 shifters that I don't know about. Can't anyone call David...... "Shiftless". :shock: :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 11
Views: 806

HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

Pictures, but not much in details right now. Hopefully, the info will get updated later.
https://www.waff.com/2020/07/09/huntsvi ... d-model-t/
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: True Fire Ignition

I loaned a friend one of my old Tru-Fires because his coils were bad. We had a ride coming up soon. The Tru-Fire was no good. I sent him another one. It didn't work either. I suggested replacing the wooden parts in his coil box with the new plastic parts. He did. Guess what. Both Tru-Fires worked gr...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steering bracket removal

With no machine shop handy, this is how I fit the new bushing to the steering bracket. It worked pretty good.
Fitting a bushing to the steering bracket
Fitting a bushing to the steering bracket
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steering bracket removal

Report on the bushing replacement in the steering bracket: *Why did I replace it? I had a shimmy- a death wobble- at slow speed on a potholed road. I could hear a click, click, click with each wobble. While on a ride last week Paul and I tried to find the clicking and he saw a pretty good side to s...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Steering bracket removal

My plan- First- I'll remove the pitman arm & key, then loosen the bolts where the column passes through the firewall. This will give me some wiggle room on the entire column. Then I'll remove the pin, and the spark control lever, then the cotter keys/pins from the bolts that connect the unit to the ...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Steering bracket removal

I am removing the bushing in the steering bracket of a '27 steering column. My question: once the Steering Arm and Ball (aka pitman arm) and bracket bolts are removed, is it possible to remove the bracket without removing the entire steering column from the car?
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: A part found- what is it?

Thanks friends! I think he tends to agree with you.
Bill :shock:
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: A part found- what is it?

Charles says the badge appears to be copper.
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

A part found- what is it?

A friend found this small brass looking plaque and I thought someone on the forum might know it's source. His description: "The size can be estimated by the size of the quarter. It’s about 1/8 inch thick, and the it looks like the back side has a coating of solder on it." Does anyone know this part'...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Spare tire attachment

I think I see a rust hole in the running board. Is that an indication that the spare tire has been resting in the same spot for decades- bouncing, rubbing, collecting salty water, and finally creating the hole? If so, that should give an indication on how things aligned.
by Bill Robinson
Fri May 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: Show me your TT beds!

This was my son's (before he sold it).
by Bill Robinson
Tue May 05, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 1897

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

A home-made Father's Day gift from my son a few years ago. It really draws a lot of attention from visitors to my shop.
by Bill Robinson
Sat May 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 1897

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

I raise a few cattle. About 25 years ago I had a electric fence charger bit the dust. There was an old guy near Flintville who repaired chargers out in his barn. I delivered my charger to him driving my '26 Pickup. The first thing he did was take me over to his personal charger that he used on his o...
by Bill Robinson
Sat May 02, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Headlight Ajustment

See if this helps- Fix A VERTICAL FOCUS: https://tennesseets.weebly.com/tech-page-3.html
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Now, Duckwing, if you get to the point that you've focused the headlamps and the bulbs create a tall, vertical oval, rather than the correct horizontal oval, come back on the forum and let us know. There is a way to correct the vertical "focus factor".
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Duckwing- Go to page 11 of the October 2013 Newsletter. Focusing headlamps is so easy a girl can do it. Really!
https://tennesseets.weebly.com/uploads/ ... ter_br.pdf
by Bill Robinson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment

Sounds good to me. That’s how it’s done.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

:lol: :lol: Ricky? A Model T Trivia question for next year? :lol: :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Board under Rear Seat.
Replies: 21
Views: 1072

Re: Board under Rear Seat.

Can someone who has a '25 Touring with under-the-seat wood installed possibly post a photo? Last summer I had some *full grown* adult guests riding along and the metal ribs under the seat got bent - badly.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1642

Re: Engine miss

Art- Scott may be on it!
by Bill Robinson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSTALLING SPRING PERCH BUSHINGS
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: INSTALLING SPRING PERCH BUSHINGS

Good video Randall- I gave you a thumbs up!
by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 240
Views: 9015

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: 240
Views: 9015

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: 448

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: 625

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: 603

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: 823

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: 3023

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: 1748

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 719

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: 1151

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: 2542

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: 2054

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: 2054

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: 789

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: 789

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: 5878

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: 1298

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: 1312

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: 1539

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: 1168

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: 1650

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: 1767

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: 732

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: 732

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: 732

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: 801

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: 801

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: 566

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: 1060

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: 1060

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: 493

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: 793

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: 5082

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: 5082

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: 5082

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: 1712

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 520

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: 1670

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: 1670

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1759

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: 2581

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: 2581

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: 1631

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: 1891

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: 1699

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: 1816

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: 2300

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: 1645

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: 698

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: 1360

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: 539

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: 3292

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: 1275

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: 1429

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: 4880

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: 2108

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: 4880

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: 2108

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: 2263

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: 2081

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: 2814

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: 6407

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: 2096

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: 2226

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

Look me up, Tom. I'll let you pull my wagon.
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