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by BobD
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How to move a clock ?
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: How to move a clock ?

All of the above excellent suggestions. Be especially careful with pendulum removal and reinstallation so as not to damage the pendulum suspension spring. They can be easily damaged. Make sure the suspension spring is protected during the move.
by BobD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The HCCA sit is down
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: The HCCA sit is down

Didn’t work for me yesterday or today.

This is the message on the home page: The Cars for Sale page is offline for maintenance. It should be back up soon
by BobD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE

Stan, I have seen the ’26 coupe pictured. It is located in Goldfield, Nevada.


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by BobD
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And this tractor in Arizona...
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: And this tractor in Arizona...

John kuehn wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Wonder if the transmission is modified for slow tractor speeds. Interesting.
Appears it has.

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by BobD
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And this tractor in Arizona...
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: And this tractor in Arizona...

Can be seen at the Gold King Mine along with many other period goodies. Located in Jerome, AZ.

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by BobD
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

To follow up on Scott's story, I am another one guilty of playing with mercury when I was a kid. Dad brought it home from work. It was used in the instrumentation at the sugar factory he worked at back in the '50's through early '70's. The properties it possessed was considered at the time quite fas...
by BobD
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1653

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Fordwright wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:30 pm
You don't need batteries, just a water reservoir that you can pump water into to store energy, and then drain it out to run dynamos when you need the power.
That would be pumped storage.
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by BobD
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1316

Re: Ford history questions

Some Model A's have Bosch made distributor bodies. While somethings about it are Ford, there are things like the point setup that had been used on other brands. The cable that runs from the switch to distributor, was like what other car makers were using at the time. GM's ran off the back of the co...
by BobD
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1653

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Bud, glad you are making good with your windmills. Out west, there are once pristine vistas now blighted with windmills. A good example is the valley northeast of Great Basin National Park some of which can be seen from within the park. With regards to wind and solar, some seem to forget that the wi...
by BobD
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1316

Re: Ford history questions

I bet Henry stuck with it because 1) the T was his baby and it was "perfect" and 2) using a conventional distributor would mean a concession that Charles Kettering and Delco had a good idea, and Henry was too proud or cheap to admit it. As it was, Ford was almost the last to get electric lights or ...
by BobD
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1316

Re: Ford history questions

He refused to adopt the modern high-tension coil ignition and distributor until 1928, which had appeared on other cars since 1910. He was content with the old "buzzbox" ignition, used since around the turn of the century driven by first dry cells and later a low-tension magneto. He retained this ol...
by BobD
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1653

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Henry, hypothetical scenario, What if the state took over the investor owned PG&E and turned it into a public utility district PUD or a co-op? With the billions of dollars lawsuits pending, I don’t see how PG&E can remain in its present form.
by BobD
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: New Member from Scotland

Welcome. Interesting “Gin Runner.” Keep us posted with pictures and updates.
by BobD
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Tool is this for fastners on the tops or something else

What is typically done to repurpose these for band riveting?
by BobD
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

Have never seen a motometer that uses mercury. A bright silver like appearance would indicate mercury. Red would indicate alcohol.

I am sure there are exceptions out there.
by BobD
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1208

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

wayne sheldon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:15 pm
But Restoration Supply outside San Diego Califunny used to carry the repro meters,
Just checked my 2018 Restoration Supply catalog. On page 62 there is listed a replacement thermometer with nut and gasket for the senior 3-3/8" size but not for the junior 2-3/8" size.
by BobD
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Missing Model A post?
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Missing Model A post?

and several other small details that I can't think of right now…… A couple of other details I can think of, The doors on the ’28/’29 pickups, the similarity of the Model A wire wheels to the ’26/’27 T wire wheels. I owned a 1929 Model A back when I was in high school and I share my observations wit...
by BobD
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Air Bags MT-3623
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Air Bags MT-3623

Upon reading the the subject title, my first thought was, oh my god, someone has developed crash air bags for the Model T. :o :lol:

Wondering how these shocks would be mounted?
by BobD
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

The timing belt has a lots benefits for example very little wear; no noise; no oiling/lubrication to the chain; no chain whipping; the neoprene belt body protection against grime, grease, oil and moisture; and gives a positive slip proof engagement. Art, that is exactly why I used a timing belt to ...
by BobD
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3230

Re: Buying on Craig's List

I bought my T off Craigslist. However, it was “local" at 110 miles away and I was able to personally inspect it at the sellers home.

Some of the reported scams only feature one small picture in the ad.
by BobD
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Rajo 4 valve head
Replies: 25
Views: 2659

Re: FS: Rajo 4 valve head

Nice looking head. Any idea of the compression ratio? Would one need to run a water pump with this setup?
by BobD
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Daytime Running Lights

I always have the headlights on when I drive my T.
Not unlike a motorcycle, the shape of a Model T does not seem to register with some drivers as a vehicle.
by BobD
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Johns-Manville company

Old Johns-Manville building on Magazine Street in New Orleans. (2016)
by BobD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell axle
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Ruckstell axle

Yes, center of tires/wheels. May slightly differ in front due to toe in/camber. Wide track axle is 60 inches.
by BobD
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell axle
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Ruckstell axle

I believe standard track is 56.5 inches. Anyone know the exact specification?
by BobD
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How I installed a new muffler
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: How I installed a new muffler

Nice clean installation Dave.
I installed an F0-11 muffler on my ’26 runabout the same way as you did. Short tailpipe as well to keep the exhaust off the spare. I am pleased with the sound.
by BobD
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: you could see Berlin Nevada Today like 100 years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: you could see Berlin Nevada Today like 100 years ago

Two more views of the Berlin, Nevada 1918 Dodge. Taken while visiting in 2017.
by BobD
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T camping equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Model T camping equipment

Steve, I had one of those backpacking camping chairs and it lasted all of two camping trips. One of the plastic socket pieces that the tubing plugs into broke while I was camping on the way back from the Bakersfield swap meet earlier this year. Once that happens, the chair is rendered useless. I do ...
by BobD
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dean Yoder gets a ride to OCF
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Dean Yoder gets a ride to OCF

Another shot of the 1922 Pilot. Information on the windshield reads 1922 Richmond Pilot Sportster.
by BobD
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1524

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

Another meet and greet photo.
by BobD
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Speedster Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: For Sale - Speedster Parts

To Top.
by BobD
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 35336

Re: Here I go again

Bon Voyage and safe travels, Steve. I enjoy your photo documentary. Hope to chat with you at the OCF.
by BobD
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1410

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I have a glass sediment bowl on my ’26 runabout and appreciate the fact I can see any rust or debris settling out in the bowl. One disadvantage in my experience is the gasket can sometimes present a sealing problem after removing the bowl to dump out the sediment, necessitating fiddling with the gas...
by BobD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 1395

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Michael Davis wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:19 pm
PS I said hopped up LOOKING Does not mean it was hopped up. The picture i am posting is a HOPPED engine.
Never seen a hopped Franklin before. 1929?
by BobD
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

Yes you can turn wood on a metal lathe. If you are going to use hand held turning tools, you will have to improvise a tool rest for the tools to slide on. Depending on the type of wood and job, you can get by using standard tool bits mounted on the cross slides. Be advised, turning wood makes a huge...
by BobD
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fords Garage
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Fords Garage

by BobD
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

On my ’26, the radiator apron fits on top of the hood shelves otherwise the crank hole and other features would not line up.
Jim S. correctly answered this.
by BobD
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Complicated Man with a Simple Idea
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: A Complicated Man with a Simple Idea

Well written and a good read. Thanks.
by BobD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: IMPORTANT - Forums are back
Replies: 28
Views: 1517

Re: IMPORTANT - Forums are back

Old favorites (bookmarks) no longer work. Had to delete the old bookmarks and create new bookmarks from the MTFCA forums.
by BobD
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Interior wood needed.

I have a 2016 price list from Classic Wood Products in Greensboro NC. They offered wood kits for Model T’s and A’s. Their website is still active.
http://www.classicwoodproductsllc.com
by BobD
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stiff Speedometer head
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: Stiff Speedometer head

Careful removal of the wedge pin (red arrow) should enable removal of shaft. Wedge pin is only removable in one direction. One must determine which is the small and large ends of the pin.
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by BobD
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 2188

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

I am so totally uninterested in a self driving vehicle. I will never own even a semi autonomous vehicle. I actually enjoy driving along with the freedom and control one derives from the experience.
by BobD
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's Garage Restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Ford's Garage Restaurant

Visited Ford’s Garage Dearborn while at the OCF last year. The Burgers are outstanding as well as the brew. Unique and fun interior with Model A and T parts to view while dining and enjoying ones favorite beverage. :)

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by BobD
Wed May 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anything Modern To Help??
Replies: 17
Views: 1500

Re: Anything Modern To Help??

Like Adam mentioned, once you get the “knack", the 21” drop center wire wheel tires are nearly as easy as changing bicycle tires and can be changed with your hands and a little help from a tire iron.
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by BobD
Tue May 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving Wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Driving Wheel Question

Check out this excellent 1937 film on how the differential works. I believe this has been posted on the forum before. Good for review. https://youtu.be/yYAw79386WI
by BobD
Sun May 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: California without gasoline-burning cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 1785

Re: California without gasoline-burning cars?

This is currently getting a lot of responses on the AACA forum. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/327013-ca ... ning-cars/
by BobD
Wed May 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 1654

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

One of the things I remember learning (or maybe just hearing) years ago is that generally when we use fossil fuel to generate electricity 1/3 of the power consumed goes out the exhaust, 1/3 is lost in transmission resistance, and 1/3 is delivered to the user. If that's even partially true it would ...
by BobD
Tue May 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Antique car registration cost in AZ?
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Antique car registration cost in AZ?

Arizona has implemented a new tax called the “Public Safety Fee” at $32. per vehicle. My registration fee for my 1926 Runabout used to be $19.50 + $10. for the special copper plate. ($29.50) This year it was $62.00. ☹️
by BobD
Thu May 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 7864

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Drilled hole in right differential housing and tapped for 1/8”- 27 pipe thread and installed 1/8” brass drain plug. :)
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by BobD
Thu May 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F/S 1926 roadster body
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: F/S 1926 roadster body

Uprighted.
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by BobD
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wheel Termites?
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Wheel Termites?

Appears to be a late ’50’s Jaguar XK 150.
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by BobD
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell

You don’t need Rocky Mtn brakes. They can be very dangerous if you kill the engine on an incline and it starts rolling backwards. They are self energizing going forward only. This works against you in reverse. I live in a hilly area and my Rocky Mountain brakes with a little help from the transmiss...
by BobD
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell

Adam wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:29 pm
(Ruckstell doesn’t have a neutral so long as it’s working properly!)
That is exactly the reason behind having auxiliary brakes e.g. Rocky Mountain as a backup.
by BobD
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell

I purchased my 1926 Runabout for $10,000. a little over two years ago. It was an older restoration in good running condition very similar to the one in question. I installed a Ruckstell axle and a speedometer. I currently value it at around $12,000.
by BobD
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: 1927 Ford Model T with Ruckstell

If you do purchase it, you may want to consider the addition of Rocky Mountain Brakes in the event you lose mechanical connection with the foot operated transmission brake.
by BobD
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help id vehicle
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: Help id vehicle

Engine is Dodge, not sure what year.
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by BobD
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11673

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

After searching for a 1926/’27 fan at Bakersfield. (The one I did find was cracked.) I ordered a new reproduction fan from Snyders. Very pleased with the quality of the reproduction fan. It is well made and looks exactly like the original. The holes lined up perfectly. It even comes black powder coa...
by BobD
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1622

Re: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?

Steve, thanks “for nudging my memory” as well. Yes, boiler water chemical treatment and pH control is very important along with blowdown to control total dissolved solids. This got me to thinking maybe I need to run a pH test on the T’s coolant. :)
by BobD
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?
Replies: 21
Views: 1622

Re: Drain antifreeze and replace with distilled water for summer?

I am not a water chemist, however, while working in steam turbine power plants, “distilled” water was critical. Feed water to the boilers had to be carefully monitored, pure condensate was recovered from the condensers and make up water from demineralizers or in one case a desalination plant. Oxygen...
by BobD
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Odd USA carby on a NZ engine. Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Odd USA carby on a NZ engine. Identity?

You might have a look here. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/24455.html
Sunderman carburetor?
by BobD
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Soldering chrome script
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: Soldering chrome script

Tim, I attached my Ford script with .025” diameter annealed brass wire as per Ruxtel24 Dave. I used brass wire instead of stainless. (What I had on hand.) No need to solder. Stainless or brass wire your choice.
by BobD
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 2280

Re: IT LIVES...

Very nicely done. It flows aesthetically and just looks “right”. 👍
by BobD
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3779

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Tom Hicks wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Stock engine, stock transmission, stock rear, no overdrive, 50 MPH? How many RPM are these engines turning at 50 MPH?
According to the chart I have, 2035 RPM. Notes on chart indicate 3.63:1 axle ratio, 30 x 3.5” tires. Graph from L.R. Henry, Ford Motor Co. Data Jan. 1922
by BobD
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3779

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

The article, “A Real Test of the Ford Model T” was written in the context of participating in the Montana 500.
by BobD
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 2947

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

Ford T isn’t the only one to have that type of oil check arrangement. Dad’s 1949 International Farmall “C” had two valves on the side of the oil pan to check the level by drip. The major difference is one could stand while checking the oil. :)
by BobD
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dash Clock Repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Dash Clock Repair?

You might try Advanced Clock Repair Services.
http://dialrepair.com
Cary, NC Phone (540)737-8423
by BobD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The outrageous cost of shipping these days....
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: The outrageous cost of shipping these days....

The TV telemarketers and even Amazon offers “Free Shipping”. I guess they have a special pricing arrangement with those shippers. When we go to ship something the same size, they really stick it to us. Especially UPS and Fedex. I do most of my shipping these days via USPS priority mail if at all pos...
by BobD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?

Rich, thanks for the interesting information regarding the “Earl Automobile Works”. It would be interesting to know the timeline on this 1914 Renault. With the order and build time taken into consideration, it was probably completed later than 1914. Another thing to bear in mind, Arbuckle commission...
by BobD
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 80
Views: 5004

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

As always, amazed by your paintings. Nice old “mustache" Buick. :) We used to have one of those ’48/'49 aluminum license plates with the butter on the baked potato tacked to the wall of our barn in Rupert. If I am not mistaken, I believe those plates were issued for 2 years via replacing the year tag.
by BobD
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?

Found out that 1914 Harley Earl Renault still exists today. It was on exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum.https://old.petersen.org/portfolio-item ... t-type-ef/
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by BobD
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?

After a little more digging, I have answered my own question. From the Old Motor site, it appears this is an early Harley Earl creation based on a 1914 Renault for Fatty Arbuckle. How it ended up in this movie is a bit of a mystery. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=135425
by BobD
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Early 1920’s car in silent movie?

While watching TCM silent movie “Bride’s Play” this elegant car made an appearance. An online search didn’t turn up much. Year of film is early 1922. Any ideas as to make?
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by BobD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 2111

Re: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

I would disagree. I feel that most environmentalism these days is deregulation and relaxing the rules that the EPA uses to regulate business. This allows business to save money by polluting more. Maybe it should be called reverse environmentalism. Ask anyone who works at a coal fired power plant or...
by BobD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not sure about this new development
Replies: 23
Views: 1854

Re: Not sure about this new development

If one saves the OT forum to your Favorites or “Bookmarks”, it just takes one click to go here. Same as selecting the main forum. Easy peasy. :)
by BobD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 3600

Re: Coolant Recommendation

Here you go Tom.
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by BobD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let Chickasha begin
Replies: 36
Views: 4650

Re: Let Chickasha begin

Appears to be a 1933 Buick ohv straight 8.
by BobD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let Chickasha begin
Replies: 36
Views: 4650

Re: Let Chickasha begin

Wow, that is a nice Packard,’35 Ford etc. Keep them coming Steve. Inclement weather in northern AZ and on the I-40 corridor prevented my attendance this year. :cry:
by BobD
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Sarikatime wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Bob, I still owe you money, haven’t forgotten. Make sure you make the next meeting, we can carpool if you want. Frank
No problem Frank, looking forward to the next Flivvers meeting. :) Bob
by BobD
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

I just created a new bookmark (favorite) to take me directly to the OT forum.
by BobD
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 2111

Re: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:25 pm
If one doesn't choose to find humor in the downward spiral of so-called "humanity",
one will go mad.
That is why I seldom watch or read the news these days. I choose to maintain some modicum of sanity during my “golden years”.
by BobD
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 3600

Re: Coolant Recommendation

I have had good results with this product. Can be purchased pre mixed or full strength. I mix my own with distilled water and test to get the desired freeze protection.
by BobD
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rod boring lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Rod boring lathe

Erik, thanks for posting the pictures of your rod boring lathe. Is that a cutter in the chuck? I have never seen a lathe like this before. Interesting.
by BobD
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: After a hard day of touring...
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Re: After a hard day of touring...

Steve, that cartoon reminded me of this place. :)
by BobD
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Favorite Timer with OF Carburetor
Replies: 22
Views: 1686

Re: Favorite Timer with OF Carburetor

Mark Osterman wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:39 am
Moser effect.
Haven’t heard of that one before. A search didn’t turn up much. Thinking it has to do with sympathetic interactions between mechanisms or physical elements.
by BobD
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 6771

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Gil Fitzhugh wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:44 pm
I put a bottle of IPA in my coat pocket and drove the '14 to town for a fine lunch at our local Thai restaurant.
Gil, that sounds great! I hope to emulate that in the near future. :)
by BobD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 2875

Re: Garage Space

Hey Bryan, nice T truck in the snow picture.

Interesting how snow accumulates on model T’s and other vehicles of the era. The thought even crossed my mind to wheel mine out during the same storm.
B:C: and D :lol:
by BobD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

No experience with brass radiators.

I have found Lemon Pledge works well to delay tarnishing of brass clock components I work with in my other “hobby”. After polishing or graining, I simply spray it on then wipe off with a clean lint free towel.
by BobD
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: This Model T Exploded!
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: This Model T Exploded!

Looks like it would be a relatively easy fix.
by BobD
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow in San Diego county
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Snow in San Diego county

This is how it looks today from my deck in Prescott, AZ. Same storm that dumped on Norm and John. 14” to 16” of snow. Some drifting as well. Snow emergency declared. (100 mi. north of Phoenix at 5200 ft. elevation.)
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by BobD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ

How is everyone faring today in Sierra Vista? 16” of snow here in Prescott and more to come.
by BobD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: This Model T Exploded!
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: This Model T Exploded!

Mark Osterman wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:40 pm
I have seen that several times in the Science Museum in London right across the street from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
I personally took the above photo at The Henry Ford Museum in Sept. 2018.
by BobD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: This Model T Exploded!
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: This Model T Exploded!

This one taken at The Henry Ford Museum 2018.
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by BobD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Price increase on all tires
Replies: 64
Views: 4981

Re: Price increase on all tires

Per Snyder’s catalog, the Goodyear 4.50” x 21” tires are still made in the USA. "These 21" Goodyear tires are a 4-ply polyester tire available in either black wall or white wall. These quality tires are made in the U.S.A. 4.50" x 21" these tires fit 1926-27 Model T's and 1928-29 Model A's, 2-7/8" wh...
by BobD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2229

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

Whoa! I don’t see anything on my can of acetone or the MSDS indicating it is a carcinogen. In any event, penetration of the skin is not a good thing, especially if one uses it to remove other substances on the hands. MSDS http://sds.chemtel.net/webclients/safariland/finished_goods/Pioneer%20Forensic...
by BobD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1499

Re: Weather

When I was in school (70s) the "climate change" of the hour was, we were heading for another ice age... I remember the coming ice age scare of the ’70’s as well. The folks in the area around where I grew up in southern Idaho would often reminisce about the winter of 1948-1949 with tales of snow dri...
by BobD
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 2864

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

Mark Nunn wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:10 am
I too was wondering why some posters have blank names and some blue. My name is in blue text even though some say it should be black since I am an MTFCA member.
Same here. :?:
by BobD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Today's adventure in Gresham, Orygun
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Today's adventure in Gresham, Orygun

Keith, Nice "T in the snow” picture. I couldn’t view your video. Says I need to log into Facebook, which I don’t have an account for.
by BobD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Spooner WI
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Old Photo-Spooner WI

Cadillac used that rear spring arrangement. Not sure of the year. 1912?
by BobD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-Spooner WI
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Old Photo-Spooner WI

Indian.
by BobD
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2785

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

Wood gasifiers.........chars wood until combustible gasses are produced and fed to the engine. Very simple to make at home and many were used in England and Australia during WWII. Only downside: You have what looks like a boiler strapped to the back of your prize brass T....... If anyone watched pa...