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by Bill Robinson
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 14
Views: 796

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
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

My friend John put me onto this. Works great.
https://www.acehardware.com/departments ... umps/45345
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 764

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 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today

I knew those pieces looked familiar to me!
metal 002.jpg
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 413

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 413

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 413

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 337

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 337

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: rear springs same
Replies: 4
Views: 275

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 640

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 640

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Tudor gas tank capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 272

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running
Replies: 6
Views: 489

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: 2986

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: 2986

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: 2986

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 904

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 620

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 620

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Checking the crop
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Checking the crop

Nice photos, Dennis! ;)
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: National Cookville tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: National Cookville tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Coughing in High Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1663

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil change ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1663

Re: Oil change ?

It's time now.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel line sealer
Replies: 15
Views: 954

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun day
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

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: 714

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with this mess
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: Help with this mess

Actually, it's better than normal. :roll:
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: running on mag
Replies: 4
Views: 453

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Homecoming - Model T's Visit EECO June 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 790

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

Extremely nice video FreedomKeepers!
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Videos of the Ocean to Ocean Tour 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 395

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changing clincher tires with flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 2154

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High Gear Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 825

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Maximum hill for '16 Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Maximum hill for '16 Touring

Jeff- Hills are fun. Traffic is not.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils leaking tar
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: Coils leaking tar

John- that lid cover being mis-aligned makes sense.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: mag ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: mag ignition

Another picture, a different incident. Lint interfering with my magneto.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coils leaking tar
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: mag ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1417

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1938

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 5114

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question re pulling a 27 engine
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I've never been to Chickasha, but was told......
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Price increase on all tires
Replies: 64
Views: 4974

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 5821

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Installation Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 895

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Production Dates
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: 1927 Production Dates

'Ol Splash did it again! Congratulations!
by Bill Robinson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2223

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New FAQ -> Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 3154

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These new fangled spring shackles wear funny
Replies: 22
Views: 1804

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: 3730

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Archive?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: MTFCA Archive?

DaGunny was a darn good moderator, too.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell question
Replies: 3
Views: 507

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 MTFCA National Tour, Cookville TN
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

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: 1200

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: 936

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gear Oil Gasket Maker vs Cold Temps
Replies: 5
Views: 596

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two difficult bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 52
Views: 3617

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: NO PHOTOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: NO PHOTOS

magneto-test-yellow.jpg
test
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

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: 797

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

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: 797

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: 797

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?
by Bill Robinson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4288

Re: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer

I would like someone to somehow adapt a modern lip type seal to a babbitted 4th main. With .004 - .006" clearance between the ball cap and the tail shaft, lots of oil makes its way to the u-joint area, thus diluting the grease and dripping globs onto the road. :mrgreen:
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My first T
Replies: 26
Views: 2036

Re: My first T

My first one. I purchased it in March, 1997.
What a fun old truck.
It didn't come with a top, instead the previous owner attached a big umbrella.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1726

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Thanks Chris! :D You 'da man!
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1726

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Chris, Thanks. I just sent an email to ADMINISTRATOR. Bill
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1726

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

BE_ZERO_BE......If it would be as easy as deleting and starting over, I would. It may be me, but I have been unable to find a DELETE button, as stated in my original post. If you know how to delete, please fill me in.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1726

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

I simply want to edit my user name to reflect my real name that people know me by, rather than have a fictitious code name. I notice that there are many users on this new forum where posters are using their real name rather that a code name. How did they know how to do it?
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1726

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Dan- I did as you instructed. At no time was a field available that would allow an edit of my USER NAME. Email address, yes. But not on USER NAME. What did I do wrong?
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 1726

edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

I want to change my USER NAME, which is currently "6volt". I cannot find a way to edit it. Another way is to DELETE the user, and re-register- but no way to do that either. Any ideas?
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Chris emailed that I made it- just want to see.
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Chris emailed that I made it- just want to see.

Just checking to see how my profile shows up.

I also want to check to see if I can create a link, Here goes-->
The MTFCA NATIONAL TOUR IN COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE https://tennesseets.weebly.com/2019-mtf ... ville.html