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by A Whiteman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Mechanics at work-Old Photos
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Mechanics at work-Old Photos

Hi Leo, that is the New Zealand division workshops (see the funny hats they wear ;-) )
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Mechanics at work-Old Photos
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Mechanics at work-Old Photos

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by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cycle Guards (Fenders)
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Cycle Guards (Fenders)

Hi Hap,
Thanks for that, it is very helpful,
Keep safe,
Kind regards
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cycle Guards (Fenders)
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Cycle Guards (Fenders)

Tucked in the garage at the moment, but here is a 'partial' picture. It is based on a 26 with the front cowl narrowed by about 6 inches. Gas tank behind the seat is in fact the tool box/ storage.

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by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stations and stores
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Stations and stores

Dollisdad - these pictures are great. Maybe post them in the Gallery section so that they do not get lost in the threads as the forum grows.
There is a section for garages and dealers too: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/app.php/gallery/album/99
by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cycle Guards (Fenders)
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Cycle Guards (Fenders)

Cycle Guards on your T Speedster I am planning to install cycle guards (mud guards - or fenders in the US - that fit over the front wheels and move with the steering). I am sure someone out there has done this before and I am interested to see how you fixed the brackets to the spindle. Please share ...
by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Reminded me of these pictures:
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by A Whiteman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

That is too cool for school Duey!
by A Whiteman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1502

Re: Tree hugger

Algae: great idea and technically works. Problem: so far the energy needed to extract energy is greater than the energy extracted. Also very large areas needed to grow the stuff as well. And then there is the toxic by-product to deal with.... Waves: Again, great ideas and several designs tried. Prob...
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: Carsenegenic??

I heard he is still living with his wife of 33 years after ending his Magnum PI TV series?
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1206

Re: What name have you given your T

TT - "Albert" Roadster "Victoria" (I didn't name that - the family said it was an obvious choice!) Morris "Aunty" (we are very kind taking our Aunty away on so many trips and visits.....) Morris #2 - you guessed it "Uncle" ohh.. :-) Wolsely "The Blue Car" (wonder what colour she is painted...) 1936 ...
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: Carsenegenic??

A perfectly serious comment: One deadly carcinogen we all have exposure to daily is sunlight. It kills thousands every year (tens of thousands maybe). Don't laugh and don't deny - make sure you wear a hat, cover up and use sun screen. Melanoma (the cancer sunlight causes) is NOT a pretty or a kind c...
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: Those roads we used to travel

We all have choices in life, but we only get one life. Choose wisely. That is a fair thought, and it is a truism that we need to make wise choices. Sadly not everyone has the same range of choices available to them, and not everyone is in a position/ability to even 'make' some choices. Advising fol...
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Progress
Replies: 23
Views: 2963

Re: TT Progress

The pictures with reflections in the paint on the cab are interesting too. Looking at the latest pictures I was thinking that myself too! I was thinking how much my workshop looks like yours in the reflections --- the 'cosy' workshop seems common world wide. I do find it relaxing to retreat to the ...
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: Those roads we used to travel

I also see vivid illustrations in them that explain why having a car (or truck) that would go 90 MPH wasn't important. Us TT guys are always talking about how to get our trucks to go faster. Look at the photos. 15 MPH was plenty when they were built. Very true. We tend to forget this. Many roads ro...
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: Those roads we used to travel

Local South Island roads, New Zealand:
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by A Whiteman
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1734

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

it is in low gear. Seldom do we run in high gear - it's just too fast for the roads we travel. Very hard on both the transmission and the engine to use the low gear all the time. Wow, I would think that Ernie must have a very strong right leg holding the pedal down all the time! As its is your car,...
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?

I believe the worm was used due to two main considerations. Firstly, one of metallurgy of the time. Worm drives are a lot stronger and easier to make than a heavy duty crown wheel and pinion, and weigh much less than a whacking big solid crown wheel. Given the low power of engines then, the worm als...
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1734

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

I would like to say a welcome to the hobby :-)

May you both enjoy the T and the new friends you are sure to meet with it.

All the best!
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vacuum Tank ..... What's Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Vacuum Tank ..... What's Missing?

While this is really "off topic" - before it can be moved I can help make it "on topic" :-) I am rebuilding a New Zealand locally made roadster at the moment (slowly I might add) known as a "Colonial Roadster". A common feature of these roadsters is the use of a vacuum tank for fuel delivery. The fu...
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with or without Warford?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: TT with or without Warford?

Hi Alex, I am assuming you do not have a Warford but want to know if you should put one in? Have a few drives to get a feel for the TT first. That will help you get a feel for its performance. Keep in mind that Ts wear out! The harder you drive / push it, the quicker an engine rebuild comes around. ...
by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: Burlap sack seats?

Hessian (burlap) is also comfortable and nice and soft to sit on too :-) And you don't tend to sweat on your rear on a hot humid day either !
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by A Whiteman
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another TT Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Another TT Question.

Hi there, I would say build it as you would like :-) just because the 4 spider gear is correct? That is not actually accurate to say as 2 spiders ARE correct too - for 18-22 trucks - and 4 come later, because these trucks were worked VERY hard back in the day, the extra gears were found to be a good...
by A Whiteman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: One picture is worth...
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: One picture is worth...

I dunno Allan, your new android may be a little more straight forward than they way they do it from the apple phones these days!
by A Whiteman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Limousine, Interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: Model T Limousine, Interesting

There is one for sale (was for sale) in New Zealand built on a TT chassis. Was very well done. Made 'recently' for a winery tour, so they are out there. It would make a great tour or parade vehicle, but the one for sale here had an asking price of more than a pristine original brass car would fetch....
by A Whiteman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by A Whiteman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnets Vs. Slingers
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Magnets Vs. Slingers

I would say "yes". Are the screws new? Don't use old ones which will be work hardened (brittle) and prone to break. Having them sit out like that will flex them, which will make them brittle which will break them. There is a LOT of force when they spin around and smack into the oil. Slingers (as muc...
by A Whiteman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing front crossmember
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Replacing front crossmember

Whew thanks Luke, that extra bit of info on why to heat the whole rivet was timely to ensure the joint is tight...
Thanks again, Cheers
by A Whiteman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnets Vs. Slingers
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Magnets Vs. Slingers

Slingers usually break, regularly too leaving bits of metal around the trans. At least when they break it is rarely 'catastrophic' and they have little weight so you probably won't notice them gone.

Magnets tend to break if not checked first (for cracks) and not installed properly.
by A Whiteman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by A Whiteman
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by A Whiteman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1550

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

Have a look at our own gallery at: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/app.php/gallery/album/54 as Wayne suggested. Feel free to add something too :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Tires & Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: TT Tires & Wheels

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by A Whiteman
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on the international scale
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Model T on the international scale

Hi Randy, nice to know you are interested :-) Yes, Ts were made in several locations ranging from just assembly, to using some locally made parts (such as in New Zealand) to fully made (such as in England and France). There are pictures of foreign built Ts in the Gallery section. Probably the most c...
by A Whiteman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting Down A Model TT Drive Shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Cutting Down A Model TT Drive Shaft

A large press and nudge the shaft back to straight?

My TT has a shortened drive shaft as well. We did much as you are having done, shorten the shaft and cut down the torque tube too.

All the best (it will make the TT much more 'driveable' in todays traffic - but maybe not that much ;-) )
by A Whiteman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: F.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 1301

Re: F.O.R.D.

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by A Whiteman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: F.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 1301

Re: F.O.R.D.

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by A Whiteman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: F.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 1301

Re: F.O.R.D.

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by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

The years roll by.

My 24 Morris car has almost been restored as long as its age at the time it was restored... (1924 - 1973 = 49 years old; 1973 to today = 47 years)
by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where is your T?

Actually, I can often have issues with 'jpeg' files not being recognised. It has something to do with the program that saved them. Admnin Jeff also could not figure out what the issue is/was, but with some fiddling and converting they do work. I seem to dislike technology the longer I use it..........
by A Whiteman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where is your T?

Hi Bob, you should see this button in the gallery, just click and go. If you don't see it (you have to be logged in) then message Jeff, there have been glitches where permissions were not correctly set.
Cheers
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by A Whiteman
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where is your T?

Hi Steve, good question! Perhaps the gallery is not as obvious to find, but not hard if you look either. It is accessible from the "Board Index" and the little icon that pops up on the 'ribbon' right next to your name (near the top of the pages). The gallery link icon only appears when you are logge...
by A Whiteman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 1115

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

And here is mine (RHD truck). Pull down on the lever for 'right turn' or pull out the end of the lever and the 'hand' moves up to the 'stop' position too :-) :
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by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BAICO Fire Engine Conversion for the FORD
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: BAICO Fire Engine Conversion for the FORD

I think the rears are a larger diameter tyre, and possibly solid too. Hard to tell, but possible from the 'squarish' profile maybe visible in teh English town truck. Looking behind the Firemen's legs, the Tring one has solids, albeit with 'holes' in them as a trade off for ride. Come to think about ...
by A Whiteman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BAICO Fire Engine Conversion for the FORD
Replies: 5
Views: 547

BAICO Fire Engine Conversion for the FORD

Intrigued by the fire engine found in the background of one of Grandad's slides (see my post at https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15625 ) I had a look for Ford fire engines in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Several Fire Brigades in New Zealand used Ford fire engines, so the design is not unusua...
by A Whiteman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Preserved Model T Fire Engine - New Zealand
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Preserved Model T Fire Engine - New Zealand

Sorting my grandfather's slide collection I found the picture below. It seems he had a bit of a focus issue! but the picture of this nice shiny 'vintage' car caught my eye for its background content. Sitting proudly in the back is a T fire engine with solid rear wheels. This may have been a conversi...
by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 6295

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

With a nod to Steve Jelf:
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by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

My son in law to my grand daughter: "time for bed now"

Grand daughter to son-in-law : "no you are a smelly poo I want mummy to tuck me in!"

Son in law - picks up grand daughter and puts her in bed,

Moral - be as clever as you like, but don't mess with your dad!!
by A Whiteman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

My daughter to my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter:
"Please pick up your toys now"

Granddaughter to my daughter
"No, I am a little kid and you are the mummy and mummies pick up little kids' toys"...
by A Whiteman
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

My daughter to my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter:
"You are a big girl now, you can go out and help dad"

Granddaughter to my daughter
"No, I am a little kid and I just do things like go to the park and play with my toys"...
by A Whiteman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Replacing the wood floor in an enclosed trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

Re: FJ - Replacing the wood floor in an enclosed trailer

And it looks like "home away from home" in there too! Good idea,
by A Whiteman
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing hardened seats
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Installing hardened seats

Phew! Reading the thread title I wondered "Why would you put wooden boards to replace the sprung padded ones..."

Close call that...
by A Whiteman
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Sounds like you are having fun there Duey!
I just sold the F-14 - its off to a new owner in the morning. Had to make room for the JD that arrived the other weeK:
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by A Whiteman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 63
Views: 2210

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

I think we are just 'off on a wild goose chase' myself.

That will 'tickle your fancy' I am sure.

So don't 'beat about the bush', just get on with it!

But I guess when it is 'all said and done' it is just 'fine and dandy'.......
by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Man I need that!!

No humour here just some common sense at last ;-)
by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tricks from the Past, that work.
Replies: 17
Views: 1761

Re: Tricks from the Past, that work.

Thanks for sharing the ideas Henry, :-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

I stand amazed, dazed, and 'gob smacked'. Or perhaps I am not really that surprised. We see some strange things in these modern times, but I guess there are some who would not know that rain makes the streets wet. The next screen will probably say that water makes the rain wet? Signed, a grumpy grey...
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Mine had a 'ring' to it in a nicely annoying pitch. It was the pulley drum 'singing' when the tractor ran.
It was soon removed (and kept safe so not lost) and problem went away. I wonder if this explains why so often the pulleys are missing from tractors!
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An observation on aftermarket coils
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: An observation on aftermarket coils

Hmm, funny thing is my buddy has just had to adjust a set Sunday last - the tensions on the bridges was too high so little to no spark. And yes, shim, shim shim.
Not made in the USA?
by A Whiteman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 762
Views: 95913

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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(I think we mixed up America and Russia somewhat too :-( )
by A Whiteman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

My daughter's fiance gave me a Buck knife (part of the dowry? 8-) )

Its too nice to use!!

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by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Nice! The F14 has a distinctive sound too.
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wool gathering on road rage
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Wool gathering on road rage

I couldn't help noticing how the current crop of late model vehicles all look either angry or threatening . . .
Interesting thought, maybe a reflection on modern society at large?
by A Whiteman
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

the little magnifying glass
ahh I could do with that on my SAK, mine must be a "younger" version to what I need ;-)
by A Whiteman
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

Just a humble Swiss Army Knife (genuine Wenger version) My main blade is also about 1/4" shorter from sharpening :-) Why the SAK? Well, it has lots of gadgets and bits on it! (And I have used all of them for something or another, probably in no case was it the thing they were intended for too :-) ) ...
by A Whiteman
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Parts Organization
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Parts Organization

Wooden boxes made from ply and odd bits of wood. I made them to 'standard sizes' so they fit in shelves in 'combinations'. All boxes are the same length, just various widths so you can fit 1, 2, 4 or other combinations in each 'bay. Narrow boxes with more dividers worked well for different bolt and ...
by A Whiteman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Hole spacing for coil box insulators

Thanks guys, i laid a box wood back on the firewall and went from there. Worked ok but my niggly back of mind says 'it might be wrong' 🤔
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Hole spacing for coil box insulators

Does anyone have a diagram with spacings marked out? I found one, but without dimensions included.
Thanks
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hole spacing for coil box insulators
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Hole spacing for coil box insulators

What is the spacing between the insulators on a wooden firewall?
That is the spacing between each of the 8 ceramics that go through the fire wall?
I have measured 2 coil boxes and have some variation in the range of 1 or 2 32nds.

Thanks, Adrian
by A Whiteman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 419
Views: 43419

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

"wracked" well used, well turned over or scoured
"racked" to cause great pain and torture

+

Take your pick :-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Nice one Duane. My JD is a bit smaller. Just picking him up now.
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by A Whiteman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring question
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Rear Spring question

Nice photos Dan, that is a simple and clear explanation. I might use that on my roadster. Perhaps with a drop of locktite to glue it in as 'belt and braces'.

(Nice split pin install too😁)
by A Whiteman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Model T and Boot Soles
Replies: 1
Views: 494

The Model T and Boot Soles

I am helping clear out my father's garage when I came upon a T magnet hanging on the wall. It 'rang true' when struck on the vice but has lost most of its magnetism. At dinner that night my dad explained where it came from. My grandfather bought up a cobbler's shop with all of its equipment and move...
by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Show us your hit n miss engines
Replies: 25
Views: 2145

Re: Show us your hit n miss engines

I also have a "J" Lister but he is trucked away in a shed. This is the same model (but not my engine):
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by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Show us your hit n miss engines
Replies: 25
Views: 2145

Re: Show us your hit n miss engines

Mine are a bit smaller! They are: 1918 Anderson. A New Zealand made and designed engine with a T connections: the rod and piston are reportedly from a T (I have not had mine apart so cannot confirm this): 1918 Anderson (1).JPG Lovely brass governor: 1918 Anderson (4).JPG And the Anderson designed an...
by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 2011

Re: Help with ID

My ID on it is: A Lot Of Fun :-)

Enjoy and welcome to the hobby
by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring question
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Rear Spring question

In the case (as appears to be in both bolts in your picture of the shackle) the castle nut is too 'thin' (not tall enough) for the slots to catch the split pin then either 1) put a flat washer(s) behind it to bring the slots out or 2) and the best solution, look for a 'taller' nut. DO NOT leave the ...
by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring question
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Rear Spring question

By the way, the correct way to use split (cotter) pins is with the flat sides even with the castle nut sides so that the head nestles into the gap snugly. One leg is bent up and across the bolt end, pulling the head in firmly. Cut the leg off about about the width of the bolt end, but in any case at...
by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring question
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Rear Spring question

Regular drop of oil in there is about the best you can do.
by A Whiteman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

Well, once this virus is resolved (when/if) a trip to the US will be on the cards (my daughter is engaged to a Texas based chap). I would love to take up the offer to drive those tractors, even just up the track and back. So what show and where do I have to plan to come to? (Even though it may be "y...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Technical description of the Model T Ford transmssion
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Technical description of the Model T Ford transmssion

Interesting read.

Here is a 'tidied up' version:
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by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 419
Views: 43419

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Don't you just love the spring thaw?
Spot the driving axles (chains attached):

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by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 81
Views: 6651

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

I was just looking at my Model D 1930 sales brochure. Sadly I am missing the middle pages but here are a few below:
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JD-D001.jpg
JD-D019.jpg
JD-D009.jpg
by A Whiteman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6505

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Commenced assembly of the boot (trunk) area: 20-07-18 (2).png Sides are solid single slabs of NZ native Kauri timber. Strong light weight and fine grained. A pleasure to work with. The slabs been recycled from a 100+ year old bench top. 20-07-18 (3).png making a parcel tray behind the front seat abo...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: very early Meier brothers truck ??
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: very early Meier brothers truck ??

More than enough there for a full rebuild :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6505

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Sub frame fitted to the Colonial Roadster - ready to build up the body....
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Frame fitted 16Jul20 (3) (Large).png
by A Whiteman
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Street Light Maintenance Truck
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Street Light Maintenance Truck

I wonder how many of today's safety rules they are violating?
I wonder how many accidents and injuries they had doing it?