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by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great Magazine Article
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Great Magazine Article

.....well, I guess that shows how "computer illiterate" I am, because when I typed the company name and address in, after posting, the blue "click -on" link appeared! Now I know how THAT works! :oops:
by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheel Lug Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Wire Wheel Lug Nuts

Jim - I'm gonna' start by saying this most of what I'm about to write is conjecture on my part, but here's what I perceive as the problem: Not sure how much your car and of course the chrome lug nuts are exposed to "the elements", but I'm betting that this is what's going on: I believe that there ar...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Allan - When you visualize what happens at the carburetor end (or "fork" end) of the rod, in a full 360 degree rotation of the fork ends of the rod inserted in the two little holes in the horizontal piece at the top of the carburetor adjustment, at one setting, the one fork "tine" end of the fork is...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great Magazine Article
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Great Magazine Article

I just today, received my Vol. 49, No. 29 issue of "Old Cars" Fall Hershey Issue, which contains a 3-page article with photos, entitled "Model T Heaven", and subtitled "Antique Auto Ranch offers original Tin Lizzie parts & more". A very interesting and well written article about Antique Auto Ranch o...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 41
Views: 1003

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

This is all "personal opinion" so take it for what it's worth. My first Model T (stock engine) had a water pump on it when I bought the car in 1978. I took the water pump off and noticed no difference in the running or cooling of the engine. Just an occasional "gurgle" from the radiator after shutti...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Sorry about the "double post"! Computer very slow to post and fooled me,....didt'n think it posted the first time!
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Very interesting thread and some great pictures of some very nice work. Just wondering Chad,...the one photo of the front end that shows other than Model A king pins. Is that a Model A front end with later Ford front end brakes, spindles, king pins, etc, etc? Just wondering,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Very interesting thread and some great pictures of some very nice work. Just wondering Chad,...the one photo of the front end that shows other than Model A king pins. Is that a Model A front end with later Ford front end brakes, spindles, king pins, etc, etc? Just wondering,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car stopped runnning on magneto today
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Car stopped runnning on magneto today

Might be that your crankshaft endplay has been "marginal" for some time, and then all of a sudden conditions caused it to be a bit more than "marginal",.....???
by 2nighthawks
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Model T cutaway video

AdminJeff/MTFCA - Not sure who to, and exactly where to, present this suggestion, so for now, I will just post here: I personally think that Irish club member John O'Neill has done such a wonderful job on this color-coded cut-away Model T power plant, that I can't help thinking that someone from MTF...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 1340

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

Take particular note of exactly how many turns from fully closed to normal running setting of your carburetor adjustment is, and memorize the setting, or, especially if you have more than one "T", maybe even write it down! It's not uncommon to have difficulty in getting your "T" engine started after...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2130

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Pretty quick thinkn' I'd say! .....'specially fer' an ol' guy! Seriously, I'd say it's very admirable to make an incident like that an excellent object lesson and "wake-up call"for all of us as to how quick and innocently something like that can happen! And I'd also say that a lot of good can come o...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Model T cutaway video

Steve Jelf - You've posted a number of very good "introductory" items that I think are a "must read" for those folks that are new on the forum, and especially those that are just coming into the Model T hobby. I think that along with viewing some of your past posts, any newcomer should also be encou...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: shipping

I think I read fairly recently that Fastenal has discontinued that service,.....???
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Just imagine the abuse the bands in those "T's must take at Yosemite by numerous "inexperienced" Model T drivers of all kinds,....wonder what type of planetary transmission band material they find most successful,....Kevlar, wood or Scandinavia??? I'm guessing wood,.....??? :?
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine braking
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: engine braking

Perhaps due to the need for brake band adjustment, the brake band began to drag when he placed the lever in the neutral position,........???
by 2nighthawks
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Oops!

Thanks Jim,....didn't even think to try that!
by 2nighthawks
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Oops!

....really weird! Acted like it didn't "post" on the first try, so tried again, and with no initial indication, it obviously posted the first time, and then the second time as well! Sorry,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Auto Auction

Just today received my current issue of Old Cars Weekly, and altho' I'm sure that this auto auction is already well known about by the "car guys" in the South Central USA, but just in case, I thought I'd mention that the magazine contains a full-page ad about "The Wilcox Collection", no reserve Smit...
by 2nighthawks
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Auto Auction

Just today received my current issue of Old Cars Weekly, and altho' I'm sure that this auto auction is already well known about by the "car guys" in the South Central USA, but just in case, I thought I'd mention that the magazine contains a full-page ad about "The Wilcox Collection", no reserve Smit...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: update Be careful cranking

No Mark,....It's probably me that might have "offended" someone! I appreciate that you have shared with everyone what happened to you. After re-reading all of this, I realize that I could have "worded" my post a lot better. I just meant that so many ways of "the proper way of cranking" (some right &...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: update Be careful cranking

......Stephan Heatherly,......sorry I mis-spelled your name, and again, please don't be offended, I realize your good intentions and I hope our "discussion" here will serve to prevent some injury and also maybe make some folks a bit less afraid of hand-cranking,......harold :)
by 2nighthawks
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: update Be careful cranking

I feel like I can speak with a bit of "authority" on this subject, because I have been "hand-cranking" old Fords for over 60 years (....Model A in high school in the '50's) with never a problem! And it occurred to me that,....yeah dummy,....just start bragging about it, and guess what might happen t...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Is my TT overheating?

One is Brassworks and the other is Berg. According to what I've read on the forum, it's kind of a "toss-up" which to go with, but for what it's worth, I think Brassworks is the older company, but I think both build an excellent product,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Is my TT overheating?

Corvette Guy - What your "local" radiator guy doesn't realize is that two companies manufacture excellent replacement Model T radiators, and they're BOTH in the good ol' U.S.A.!
by 2nighthawks
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: New Here

Sorry Steve & Allen,....simultaneous typing! And by the way Steve,...."hi", and a very good point you make,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: New Here

Allen - A few comments,....for what they may be worth :roll: I like the looks of that one too! Looks to me like just what you're looking for: It's a truck (pickup) which is what you said you want. It's one of what used to be called,...."the new improved" Model T, and as you'll learn,....while it's s...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle question
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Ruckstell axle question

Allen - To add a bit to what Dan and the guys have explained about the Ruckstell 2-speed rear end, it is one of the very few, in fact, perhaps the ONLY accessory that Henry Ford ever approved of! He may not have come right out and said it outloud, but he saw to it that Ruckstell parts are even liste...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: New Here

Allen - Welcome to the forum and the Model T "community"! You are definitely off to a good start. As an experienced amateur mechanic, you definitely have the right idea, because "generally speaking", Model T's are easy to work on, but definitely different. As an example, removal of a Model T starter...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

.......ooops! Just noticed that the valve spring retainer is "hexagonal",....NOT octagonal! Oh well,....not all that important I guess. The main thing is,....they are normally perfectly round!
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

To add to what Stephen just said, Royce Peterson, who left this forum and started another excellent forum several years ago, called,..... I believe,..."Fix Auto",....??? Not sure about that. But anyway, several years ago, Royce posted on THIS forum, an excellent post that talked about the fact that ...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

Daniel - Actually, a stock Model T is more like 4 to 1 compression. An accessory "high compression" head that's sometimes advertised to afford 6 to 1 is not really quite 6 to 1 compression,.....FWIW,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 open valve engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: 1911 open valve engine build

I'm wondering if those very "unique" and unusual valve train components might be found in one or more of the several Model T era "after-market" accessory and parts catalogs? Like Western Auto Stores accessory catalogs for example. Never seen anything like what's shown in the photos,....especially th...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1667

Re: Spark & Gas levers

John C. - I agree with what you said about the "top mounted gearbox", and this may be a poor analogy (....altho' the tractor guys will love it....) but the planetary gear reduction at the top end of the steering column reminds me of the seemingly "backwards" design of a lot of farm tractors. I alway...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 1009

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

John Codman - Please forgive the slight "thread drift" here, but this has become a very interesting thread, and you and Bill D. have come pretty close to a couple "pet peeves" of mine. First of all, I use strictly non-ethanol gasoline in my Model A and four Model T's, because there are several quali...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Rear inner brake band help

Hey Steve T. - I happen to know that one of your "pet peeves" is removable ear transmission bands that are installed "backwards", so I'm surprised that you didn't suggest checking for that too! :D .....harold
by 2nighthawks
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 85
Views: 6581

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Ken B. - This is probably a bit "OT", but since you brought up "adjustable spanners" (or adjustable wrenches), I agree with you, and what you said is one of the first things my DAD taught me when I was old enough to start working on bicycles! He said,..."never use a Crescent Wrench when you can find...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More band linings
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: More band linings

"Four years in"? Really? Great picture Dan, but are you sure you grabbed the right photo? Looking at the ends of those bands in THAT photo, they look brand new and perfectly dry to me! Maybe just my old eyes tho'..... :lol:
by 2nighthawks
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Charlie - I tend to think of that in reverse:

"I vish I is as shmart today as I 'taut I vas 20 years ago!"
by 2nighthawks
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: 1914 Body Bolts

Reading this entire thread thus far brings to mind something that just might be a factor here Larry. There were many Model T's that were loaded in railroad box cars in disassembled (including body separate from frame) for shipping, and when the boxcar load of Model T's reached final destination, the...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road

I always think a little flatbed with removable stake sides looks kinda' neat, and maybe in some ways, a flatbed might be even be a bit more useful that a pickup. Another "plus" is that you could make the flatbed just a bit wider;....just barely wide enough to make rear fenders unecessary! Just a tho...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Quadrant rivets

Well,....I guess it's me that's confused, as I was just reading something about the quadrant that's riveted to the frame for the emergency brake lever pawl to engage,......sorry,.....harold :oops:
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Quadrant rivets

......but then he also mentioned the spark and gas levers. Maybe he just used the wrong terminology, huh? :?
by 2nighthawks
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Quadrant rivets

Hmmm,...either you guys missed something or I did. Roger distinctly said the "QUADRANT" rivets! :)
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

For what it's worth,.....to add a bit to what Susanne and John C. said,.....I have an open trailer and also a 27' enclosed trailer, and which ever trailer I'm pulling, I make it sort of a "self-imposed" personal rule to follow the posted speed limit signs for trucks in whatever state I'm in,.....aga...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Jerry - I've been led to believe that you can take off more than that,....maybe as much as 0.080", but the trouble is, it's hard to determine if the head (or block) has ever been "shaved", "planed", or "milled" for any reason prior in it's nearly 100 year old life, right?
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Hill Climb Car

Susanne - ......next, you'll be selling BurmaShave! 😀
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T's and parts at auction NW PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: T's and parts at auction NW PA

Something makes me think about sharpening saw blades!
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Bill M. - "A cow & a calf"!

Maybe a poor analogy, but a calf really is a lot more nimble and energetic that a cow,...so,.....maybe NOT such a poor analogy after all!

A real beauty Bill, and I'm betting that you'll eventually be driving the "T" speedster a lot more than the Marmon!
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust manifold replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: exhaust manifold replacement

John C. - Not to speak for Mr. Lloyd, but I also burn nothing but premium non-ethanol gasoline in my couple of Model T's and a Model A. This is because many of the few gas stations that sell non-ethanol gasoline only have "premium" grade. My cars love it and I don't see as it causes any problem,.......
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3965

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

James Golden - I believe the Ford engineers had some somewhat scientific reason for the belief that there would be less battery terminal corrosion, but I can't remember what the "theory" was behind that thinking.
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wanted Off Topic Carb Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Wanted Off Topic Carb Knowledge

I think the "progression" was,....Miller, Offenhauser, then Meyer/Drake Engineering,....but I'm never sure of the spelling of Meyer, Myer,.....???
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3965

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

.......one more thing I probably should have mentioned, which is the reason I wrote the above. You mentioned "pulling the head" due to carbon build-up. That's when I thought that maybe I'd suggest to you to "slow down" just a bit. Many fellows just into Model T's seem to want to "pull the head off" ...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3965

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan - This has certainly been a very interesting thread! I actually re-read most of it and because your subject title actually states that you,....."need some advice", I'm going to share with you, some things that I have learned (.....some of them,...."the hard way") and start by suggesting that...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel bearing problem
Replies: 23
Views: 1200

Re: Wheel bearing problem

Steve H. - This is sort of an "aside" that probably doesn't need to be said, but in a pinch (.....like on a long trip, and something like what happened to you happens and you just want to get home) a Model A outer front wheel bearing will actually work, but it's not really a good idea "long term". T...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Make sure the vent in the gas cap is not plugged. Next time the engine stops after a few minutes running, immediately loosen the gas cap a try to determine if you hear a slight "hiss" from inrush of air which would a slight buildup of vacuum in gas tank.
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: documents storage ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: documents storage ideas

I also have a wooden body depot hack. Here's an idea that worked out pretty well for me: Having retired after 34 years in law enforcement, I worked all but the last few years in plain clothes. For that reason, I still had, and used, what they used to call a "fanny pack" type of black leather holster...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

This is another case where I really believe in using the old "tried & true" original type, but if I were to go to the roller bearing type, I would devise some way to install some type of magnet in the fill plug or something, because roller bearings, especially small ones, do not do well with metal p...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: Old Time Speedster

Rob - Absolutely LOVE the full size front and back cover photos on the mag!
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Holly Carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 903

NH Holly Carburetor

What's the best way to remove the two little rivets that secure the thin brass nameplate to the cast iron NH Holly carburetor body without damaging the nameplate?
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2759

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

Russ T Fender - Your post reminds me of something that has sort of "stuck" with me since I read it in this forum several years ago: Royce Petersons father (R.I.P.) who had forgotten more than I'll ever know about Model T Fords, said that if one were to drive a Model T Ford consistently at 28 mph, it...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You meet the nicest people with a Model T.
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: You meet the nicest people with a Model T.

Sweet little sailboat that appears to be in perfect, like new, condition! Looks like a Venture 21,.....???
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2560

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

John M. That's EXACTLY the reason I put seat belts in our depot hack! While always careful when driving these old "flivvers", I am never more careful that when I have grandkids in the "T" with me! I would like to make a particular point of adding that I am careful to install them is such a way as to...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions

........Brandon Howard,....I should have suggested to you to Google Interstate All-Sport trailer and you'll find information, pictures, etc, etc,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions

I have a '27 ft Interstate inclosed trailer with vee-nose that I bought from a Trailers Plus dealer. The Model name is "All Sport", mainly because it can be used as a "toy-hauler" but built with all the strength of a car hauler trailer that can handle any full size modern vehicle as well as my Model...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

So, I learned something! Guess what I've learned is that apparently, I've just been lucky, huh? Altho I've never torqued head bolts on a brass "T",....I know they're the ones that strip easier. So from now on, it's 50lbs max for me too! Thanx fer' the warning,.....harold
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Engine details
Replies: 30
Views: 1814

Re: 27 Engine details

Sure looks good to me, but I would make one addition: There's a little safety fuse holder kit you can get from any of the major parts vendors, and it's a really, REALLY good safety addition that's very inexpensive, easy to install, and good electrical insurance. The fuse (think it's 30amp but I'm no...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Donnie - This'll probably sound "dumb", but in torquing head bolts, I can never remember if you're supposed torque them down cold, or after the engine gets hot. So, typically of me, just to be SURE, I start by sequentially torquing the head bolts up to 55 lbs cold, and then fire it up and immediatel...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

I've posted this a time or two before, and this is probably something everybody know anyway, but I always thing that it's an interesting little piece of Model T Ford history: Perhaps a bit of conjecture on my part, but one reason I think there were (and still are) many "cut-off tourings" is because,...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw

Scott - Glad you got this question resolved to your satisfaction. Frankly, I have four Model T's,....two '23's a '26 and a '27, and I considered looking at mine to respond to your question, however,....the two '23's and the '27 are about 7 miles away, and the and the '26 is up in the San Juan Island...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1822

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

Nice project Bruce! As you mentioned,....'26 roadster,.....that would mean a large drum rear end, right? The '23 touring I sold had a large drum rear end in it, and altho' I never hooked up my emergency brake to work in conjunction with the transmission service brake band brakes, I remember what goo...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

.......or,......in thinking about it, perhaps one of those "cast valve heads" you installed, might have been just a "thou' or two lower than the block surface, and the then unsupported solid copper head gasket at that point might have ruptured when that cylinder fired, and then blew out thru' that p...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Donnie - Were you able to determine exactly where the head gasket blew? And, if so, was it anywhere near one of those "cast valve heads" that you installed? Otherwise, with a newly milled/surfaced head and block surface, I can't imagine how a properly torqued solid copper head gasket could blow out!...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?

......oops! Meant to say, HALFWAY, OREGON,.....not "Halfday". I'd like to blame "autocorrect" for that one, but truthfully, I think that was purely my fat-fingered "oops".
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: 40 HP Model T

To add a bit to what Adrian Whiteman and Neil Kaminar posted above, I bought an amateur restored, but quite nice driver grade '26 Touring from the widow of the fellow who restored it and for whatever reason (???) had installed a Ruckstell rear end as well as an iron Warford auxiliary transmission. W...
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?

Not to speak for someone else here, but sort of expecting Galen West of Halfday, Oregon to respond to your inquiry,.....???
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Susan Yaeger - Richard Eagles' talent is nothing short of "unbelievable", and certainly a wonderful addition to the museum! Thank you Susan for the post!......harold
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

Lot of accessories,....spotlight, Hasslers, front bumper,.......nice car!
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this safe to run?
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Is this safe to run?

....it's O.K. Steve,....sometimes dar's foder in dem' folders! :D
by 2nighthawks
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

Interesting that T-handles pictured both have notches in one end of the horizontal (or top cross piece) of the tools,.......???
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep 'er Kool
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Keep 'er Kool

Participation in another thread where I mentioned the fact that "air wash" over a water-cooled engine also adds somewhat to the overall cooling of an engine, which is something I learned many years ago when I worked as a "detail draftsman" for a group of International Harvester mechanical engineers....
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep 'er Kool
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Keep 'er Kool

Participation in another thread where I mentioned the fact that "air wash" over a water-cooled engine also adds somewhat to the overall cooling of an engine, which is something I learned many years ago when I worked as a "detail draftsman" for a group of International Harvester mechanical engineers....
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Susanne - Yeah,....I often wondered, and sort of wanted to ask him ( but didn't have the nerve),...."hey Gunny,....are you like THAT at home too"? :roll:
by 2nighthawks
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Terry - I might add something that sort of backs up what Susanne Rohner and Frank Brandi had to say above: This is just a Marine Corps experience from years ago that I like to relate, however, I believe it is appropriate here: While on training maneuvers at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin on a very, VERY ho...
by 2nighthawks
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Slow high speed.

Scott - Yeah,...we really need a bit more information. Not only on how well the engine actually runs, but I'm thinking that maybe sometimes, somebody that's new to Model T's may just have too high "expectations", and for that matter, a T engine can seem to sound pretty good to a "newby" that isn't r...
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Slow high speed.

Actually, he really didn't say the clutch was slipping,....he just said "very, very slow and wouldn't climb a slight slope, even at full throttle". He also said the engine sounded good, so I would think "at full throttle", he'd know if the clutch was slipping,......???
by 2nighthawks
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 961

Re: Steering bracket removal

Dave - Yeah,....sort of compares to methods that can be used to replace disintegrated babbitt in the rear end with bronze without a lathe when careful use of a belt sander will do just fine, right? ......harold :D
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!

Well I'll be darned! Never seen one before,....thanks Steve. Are they a good idea? I guess you could still safety wire AROUND the back side of it, huh? Kinda' ugly in my opinion,....but then not only is it not very visible, but there's a lot of stuff under a "T" chassis that's not particularly "beau...
by 2nighthawks
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!

Please forgive the "thread drift" Walt, but now that your topic has been addressed, I have to ask,..... in the top picture, what's that cylindrical shaped appendage that protrudes downward from the radius rod ball joint? Not only don't know what it is, or what it's for, but it would seem to preclude...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Questions,...?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Carburetor Questions,...?

Mark - I think you're right. Not sure why I said,...."a company that Ford contracted with". I'm sure the Gardner carb was just an aftermarket carb either sold independently, or maybe sold by certain auto parts dealers or certain stores, like Western Auto Stores sold "Wizzard". I know that the Wizzar...
by 2nighthawks
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Questions,...?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Carburetor Questions,...?

Curious about a Gardner carburetor. Understand that Gardner was a company that Ford contracted with to build NH Holley "type" carburetors. Anybody know anything about such a carburetor? Are they just like an NH Holley and will present-day NH Holley replacement parts fit the Gardner? How do they comp...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding alternator to 1917 T
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Adding alternator to 1917 T

......oops! Gary,.....I meant to also say that when you think about it, I don't feel like an occasional "top-up" of the Optima battery with the battery tender is even as much trouble as what people have to do with their "all-electric" cars and golf carts and such!
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding alternator to 1917 T
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Adding alternator to 1917 T

Steve Tomaso - Which "T" is that Steve,....the Centerdoor? Some nice "mods" on that "slightly warmed-over" engine besides the alternator,.....HC head for one, and I especially like the timer elevator! Sure makes servicing the timer quicker and easier, huh? Gary London - I agree with your Optima batt...
by 2nighthawks
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How may Modet Ts
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: How may Modet Ts

George - Actually, you probably meant that there were approximately a total of 15 million Model T Fords produced "BY" 1927, not "IN" 1927, but I guess we know what you meant. :D I'm not sure exactly where you're headed with this, but in my opinion ( which I realize is probably worthless) this is a r...
by 2nighthawks
Sun May 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What the...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: What the...?

Looks like a motorcycle tire,.....???
by 2nighthawks
Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

To respond to David Strouds' post a bit differently than Wayne Sheldons excellent response,.....on one hand, I don't care too much for that "oddball" belt drive distributor set-up, but on the other hand, many modern engines do very well with modern "toothed" belts to drive the camshaft, and that's a...
by 2nighthawks
Tue May 26, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Let's remember

I never had the pleasure and/or good fortune to meet Ralph Ricks, but I almost feel like I knew him because of my many years of regular participation (or at least reading) of this forum. Too add to what Jeff just said above, Ralph Ricks absolutely hated trailers! He said that trailers were "evil"! A...
by 2nighthawks
Mon May 25, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

John - This is almost "OT" because it's something I did to my '29 Model A Briggs Town Sedan, however, it pertains to the Carter BB1 (updraft) that you mentioned John. My Model A is completely stock, and the engine runs great, however, it is getting a bit loose. A couple guys in our club, like me, ar...
by 2nighthawks
Sun May 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shredded lining shows why....
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Shredded lining shows why....

You're absolutely right Scott! In re-reading, I see that it was Dan Blaydons 11:59 post in this thread today where he mentioned the cracked drum! I got my Dan T's and my Dan B's mixed up! Sorry,.....harold

P.S. But I still do like wood bands,..... :D
by 2nighthawks
Sun May 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shredded lining shows why....
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Shredded lining shows why....

Dan - Unfortunate for sure! And I hear what you are saying about the quality (or, the lack thereof) of the parts used in this rebuild, especially drum condition,.... worn, cracked, pitted, sharp edges, etc, etc. But in the case of the shredded & fuzzy woven Kevlar linings, I cannot help but wonder w...