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by A Whiteman
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Street Light Maintenance Truck
Replies: 2
Views: 216

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?
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

The half life of Polonium 210 is 138 days, so any radioactivity they originally had is essentially gone by now.
Whew! nice to know!
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

Frank - thanks for your post and explanation. I learned one more thing - that there is more than 1 manufacturer of kevlar bands. I did not realise that. Taking that on board I would think we should be discussing "xyz kevlar" bands did this to my car or "wqr kevlar bands were used, and avoid the gene...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

OK, this is not a T plug, but 'radioactive' I mean that has to look good on your display shelf!!
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And here is the plug too:
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by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boxes for the T's Spark Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Boxes for the T's Spark Plugs

Cudaman (Mark Strange) started a thread in 'Off Topic' with a template to make a new box for your Edison spark plugs and a discussion how to do it for best result. I thought it was not really off-topic as it is for T spark plugs. Some of us have a few old plugs lying around and making 'repro' boxes ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

For those of us who bought Commonwealth products (i.e. Made in England), here is an English AC box. It is still as dirty as the day I found it ;-) This is slightly smaller than the 'std' US sizes from what I see. The rule is there for a scale in case you need to alter it on your printer. I included ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

1939 Style
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by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Deleted Post
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Deleted Post

Some were deleted by original poster due to an issue outlined in his "deleted post" thread.
by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Church outing at Peel Forest, Feb 13, 1913.
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Church outing at Peel Forest, Feb 13, 1913.

See Luke's separate post on why he deleted this post
by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

See Luke's separate post on why he deleted this post.
by A Whiteman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: 40 HP Model T

Never hesitate to pop on and ask anything, even if you think it is a 'dumb' question. We were/are all novices too. One thing to consider is that upping HP means more stress in the engine and transmission = probably shorter life span of some parts. Then you have to stop the car = upgrade brakes too (...
by A Whiteman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

I wonder how many times those flat fenders were pressed into service hauling wood.
They still are :-)
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by A Whiteman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bronze Casting Universal Joints
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Bronze Casting Universal Joints

Thanks Jerry,
yes these are in good condition too.
Cheers
by A Whiteman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bronze Casting Universal Joints
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Bronze Casting Universal Joints

Following the recent post about the bronze torque tube ball joint housing, I have two universal joints with bronze castings. It was suggested these may be model N? As to sizes, they are slightly longer than a standard T, but not much in it. The diameter of the castings is larger than the T and the f...
by A Whiteman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

The piece that Robert posted is 3rd party, so that may have been some kind of conversion, just brainstorming
In the third picture the marking on the part says "National", so I guess it is third party.
by A Whiteman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

I don't know about very early T's, but the NRS cars had bronze U-Joints.

As to the subject bronze torque tube ball, I have never seen such a thing!
So could the ball joint be an N/R/S fitting too?
by A Whiteman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing
Replies: 26
Views: 883

Re: Unusual Drive Shaft Universal Joint Housing

Probably made of Bronze (copper and tin) which is much harder and stronger than brass (copper and zinc), although different metals can be used in bronze such as aluminium and manganese and even a bit of zinc too. Brass is used in lamps and fittings in the T and is quite soft and malleable. (Bronze c...
by A Whiteman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

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

OOh, I can hear the pop pop now all the way down under...
by A Whiteman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Rear End & Transmission Grease Capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: TT Truck Rear End & Transmission Grease Capacity

Modern oils are different to original. I use 140W gear oil in my Ruckstell and aux box. They must be 'non-EP additive' oils. Those additives erode the bronze - especially when just sitting between uses.
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Probably a good idea to spray the boxes with fixative even if printed directly onto card.
Great idea IMHO
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Probably a good idea to spray the boxes with fixative even if printed directly onto card.
Great idea IMHO
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POR-15
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: POR-15

Digressing a little, but I have had my new rims zinc plated (galvanised) "just like the originals" but maybe a thicker plating layer than Henry would have put on. This is much more durable than silver paint and less likely to scratch. It also is rust resistant. Make sure your rims are sand blasted f...
by A Whiteman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

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

Sounds like both sold locally by the same dealer maybe?
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

"two thumbs up" :-)
by A Whiteman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

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

Many of us like all sorts of things 'old and mechanical'. So here is a chance to share with us your old tractors,
Cheers
Adrian


1939 Farmall F14
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1936 JD AR
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1954 David Brown Cropmaster
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1946 Farmall M
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by A Whiteman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1264

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

Did they not use oil as well to lube manufacturing machines and possibly as cutting lube too? Could this quantity include that oil - I imagine quite a bit would have been used in manufacture?
by A Whiteman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone reconect problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Wishbone reconect problem.

I heard of one case where 1" had to be welded into the wishbone to extend it to fit. The distance from teh axle to the socket was just too far to reach.... It seems not all wishbones are the same length!
by A Whiteman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 107
Views: 12576

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

"rusty wrecks" are now illegal in New Zealand. A Bureaucrat decided there must be NO rust ANYWHERE on the body work.
This creates a problem for the preserved rust look cars that have been popular here for a while.
Oh well, where would you be without a nanny to wipe your nose for you....
by A Whiteman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Survey

Steel
Kevlar
(positive neutral too)
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Well Rich the generosity of White reminded me of John Deere sending me things (all the way to New Zealand no less) in the 1970's. I received original owners manuals and parts books and even a full set of original slide water decals for the family 1936 JD 'AR'. The JD folk then were very helpful inde...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A bit of tractor therapy
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: A bit of tractor therapy

Yes mine still moves, and yes, I leave it on Cold (when it hasn't shaken to 'hot' ;-)
by A Whiteman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: TT rear end

Yes, oil it up :-)
Its for the thrust bearing lubrication.
by A Whiteman
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A bit of tractor therapy
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: A bit of tractor therapy

Hi Duey, yes all the controls, panels, tanks and bits are still on the tractor. I just run gasoline on it though.
Two speeds, slow and even slower ;-)
by A Whiteman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A bit of tractor therapy
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: A bit of tractor therapy

Yes, I have been wrestling with my F-14 too. To be fair she probably needs a valve re-lapping done as well. Fuel is the issue getting it way up there and then back down while the fluid itself likes to gunge up and reduce conduit sizes if not used for a while.
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by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Driving again but--

To be clear, I have never heard about this product before and as I said: …. if it worked for you, then it worked James, enjoy the TT, they might be slow but I like mine. My wife quite likes being warm and out of the wind in the cab compared to driving in an open car - and when it rains you stay dry ...
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Driving again but--

OK, I was curious so did some 'looking' and found these comments on seafoam - so I guess if it worked for you, then it worked ;-): I assume you mean "Sea Foam Motor Treatment". To answer adequately, let's examine exactly what its claims are.: Sea Foam Motor Treatment will help: Clean Injectors Clean...
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Driving again but--

Hmm, possibly 'gunge' in then gas blocking the carb up a bit until it cleared?
Sounds like that given the air out and the 'seafoam' (not sure what that is but guess it is a fuel additive for cleaning?)
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Anderson Timer

Anderson timers use a 'flapper' rather than a roller. The flapper swipes across the contact spot in the timer instead of 'rolling' or 'rubbing' around the edge as regular timers with rollers or brushes do. It seems you either like them or you don't. I like them and have had good running experience (...
by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 489
Views: 49609

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

This one sums up pretty much my thoughts whenever I start a new project on the T ;-)

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by A Whiteman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What the...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: What the...?

Oh, I thought it was all that was left behind when someone left his car unlocked on the street in a 'shady' neighbourhood?
by A Whiteman
Thu May 28, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Steering Damper
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Period Steering Damper

My preference is to keep the steering in good order and keep such interesting accessories on the garage wall display :-)
by A Whiteman
Tue May 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Well, owners modifying their Ts and 'customizing' them to suit is, I would say, AUTHENTIC. A scan of Fords Owner magazines and adverts for accessories and doo-dads available 'back in the day' shows that owners have done this since the T was first sold. Continuing this behaviour is, IMHO, a very auth...
by A Whiteman
Mon May 25, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Rear axle help
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: TT Rear axle help

Welcome to the TT club :-) Search the forum here and the previous one too for TT topics, there is a wealth of info and advice. (for example: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13093) Yes, you would be wise to pull down the axle and inspect it at the least. There will be worn parts, but at ...
by A Whiteman
Sat May 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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Let me see:
door - who needs one
front window - lets in a fresh breeze in the summer
dents - adds character
ropes - ones enough (I am only driving slow/not far/ not heavy)
……………..
by A Whiteman
Sat May 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking TT Rear Axle
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Leaking TT Rear Axle

Another good reason to strip it down is you never know what sludge you may find that built up in there, so a nice clean out in itself is a good idea (friends TT diff:)
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by A Whiteman
Sat May 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking TT Rear Axle
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Leaking TT Rear Axle

The only fix that I'm aware of is to remove the rear end, disassemble it, replace the seals, and reassemble it. You can replace the 2 grease seals without disassembling the whole thing, but the oil is getting past the oil seal. The only way to replace that seal is to take it apart. This is the case...
by A Whiteman
Fri May 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Steering Damper
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Period Steering Damper

A nifty streeing damper - made in Australia no less is for sale in NZ: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/vintage-parts/accessories/listing-2631427897.htm?rsqid=b12fe7c02ae24e6d8c1a3625dbe4e55e-013 I don't know the seller but thought you may be interested in seeing the article :-...
by A Whiteman
Wed May 20, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Marble for use in the construction of Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand arriving in Parliament Street on a Leyland truck of Hansford & Mills Construction Ltd. 1920s
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by A Whiteman
Wed May 20, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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by A Whiteman
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4583

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

This is a similar car in 1925:
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by A Whiteman
Tue May 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4583

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Mounted the wheels on the Colonial Roadster. The scuttle is the original 100yr old local made part. Rims are locally made (and exported widely to the USA) galvanised finish - just like the Kelsey originals. The fuel tank is to be moved rearwards as the seat is lower than the standard T. A Stewart va...
by A Whiteman
Sun May 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1202

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

Well, it just so happens POR15 is now available in a range of colours - including white. One thing that 'hesitated' me with light colour is keeping the T lubed. That means oil will seep out and cover that nice white chassis and axle.... If you are a 'dab hand' with a rag on a regular basis it may we...
by A Whiteman
Sun May 17, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Hi Rich, I was just watching a youtube clip by "rainhill" from Canada showing one of these LINN crawler based trucks (restored) driving along the road. It is BIIGGG and impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxIfJH-TVx4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnD_X1H_wGU Interview with owner https://ww...
by A Whiteman
Sun May 17, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

How about a movie that starred a Model T?
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by A Whiteman
Sat May 16, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1202

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

Which POR-15 product do you use as they have a few: is it POR-15 2K Urethane?
Thanks
by A Whiteman
Fri May 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1202

Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

What paint do you recommend for chassis/axles/springs?
a) brush option
b) spray option

Thanks all
by A Whiteman
Fri May 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Who said 'Road Trains' were 'new'?
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by A Whiteman
Tue May 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I believe the "B" designation means British Made. We have "BM" tractors as well. We had Inters brought from the US as well as Britain - hence the differentiation.
by A Whiteman
Fri May 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Show me your TT beds!

A power line service utility with roadster type top:
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by A Whiteman
Fri May 08, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Show me your TT beds!

A friend's TT C Cab
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by A Whiteman
Wed May 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

And here is a 6 wheel lorry - probably what they really needed :-)
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by A Whiteman
Wed May 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yes, It is an International. This is a 1924 model:
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by A Whiteman
Tue May 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 100
Views: 11865

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Or the question is how far can I get before I need to get out and wind it up again...
by A Whiteman
Sun May 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 1907

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

An idler pully for a machine-ee-thingh
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by A Whiteman
Sun May 03, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

here is a Fast one ;-)
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by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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A GMC perhaps - this is a similar looking beast to the one above :-)
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: current crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: current crisis

Hello Ian and welcome to the forum,
Thank you for your thoughts and they are returned :-)

Keep safe,
Keep distant

Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3017B timing cover adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: 3017B timing cover adaptor

Hi Hap, glad to hear from you, trust that you and yours are safe. My thoughts were to build up a part from two sections of plate, bending and welding a curved section to a flat backing. It may need a third bit to bolt to the block. It would be a bit of engineering work, but possibly be a way forward...
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 100
Views: 11865

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich, you make some funny cartoons,., but that has to be about my favourite one :-)
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3017B timing cover adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: 3017B timing cover adaptor

I guess you could make an adapter from a bity of plate steel ?
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: N.Z. Model T

The caption for this pictures says: 1913-1914 Ford Model T motor car outside The Christchurch Garage (Henry J Ranger, prop.), agents for the Ford Motor Company and for Albion commercial vehicles. Photograph taken by Steffano Webb. The Christchurch Garage was an agent for Ford cars and Albion commerc...
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cutting the Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Cutting the Grass

New Zealand style (1960s)!!
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by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any idea what this is?
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Any idea what this is?

This tool looks like it is for installing front wheel taper bearing cones into hubs. Dimensions would help in the analysis. The race is fitted onto the tapered bush, the part with the hinge goes through the hub and expands to hold the inner side of the hub, then the race is pushed in by tightening t...
by A Whiteman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1263

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?

Depends on where you are. It's not all flat.
True, I would call that one "gently rolling"!
by A Whiteman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Ouch, Wellington NZ, 1950:
1950.jpg
by A Whiteman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diferences between 26and27
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: Diferences between 26and27

Ummm, +1 ?
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 2300

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 24 (twenty four) (4 more to go) (I think...) Saturday again. Lawn mowing day today. I have about 3 acres of lawns, takes a while! I use a Kubota ZD lawn mower. That's a 'zero turn' diesel powered machine with a 60" deck. It gets a long at about 8kph when mowing so covers the ground pretty quick....
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19643

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

truck32.jpg
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Sheet of Ply and Old Parts - How many can you name?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: A Sheet of Ply and Old Parts - How many can you name?

LOL! Yep, those bits have seen a bit of life I guess :)

These are just as Chris and I acquired them, but I could not bring myself to throw them out.

Clues for the researchers:
Number 4 is a 1911 Ford front mudguard inner ;-)

Numbers 22 and 29 are the oldest parts I am aware of on the board...
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

Thanks guys, I will do an update :-)

Keep the information coming.
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Sheet of Ply and Old Parts - How many can you name?
Replies: 4
Views: 562

A Sheet of Ply and Old Parts - How many can you name?

A sheet of ply, old parts and 'enforced isolation' and the result is: Now, how many parts can you name and date and give part numbers for and factory numbers? Some really easy and some, to be fair, unless you see the detail will be hard. As a hint, only the coils are the same, and 2 others are varia...
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 2300

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 22 (twenty two) (6 more to go) (I think...) Thursday again. Well, the weeds have been growing so a bit of spraying in order, 20200416_110833.jpg then a 'stay-cation' as the buzzword says, over Easter. Who would believe it is autumn. I am losing track of what day it is! 20200410_173647.jpg In the...
by A Whiteman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unabashed plug for a hand cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Unabashed plug for a hand cleaner

Very relevant post :-)

I will do a bit of research, but it seems Borax is the key ingredient. My guess is the ground pine cones give the (soft) abrasive action and the lanolin gives some 'smoothness' (just like the cream for a baby's bottom)..

Thanks for the notice.
by A Whiteman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

JPEG pictures of the chart are now in a section of the gallery.
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Bolt Chart v 2.1

Herewith is the version 2.1 of the Bolt chart. Hope it is of use and interest. I have attached 3 files: 1) EXCEL spreadsheet 2) PDF Sorted by Part Number then 'Assembly Area' 3) PDF Sorted by 'Assembly Area' then Part Number (The 2 PDFs are identical in content) Bolts, Studs and Machine Screwsv2_1.x...
by A Whiteman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Ruckstell Question
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: TT Ruckstell Question

Ah, where would we be without IT Support or Grandchildren :-)

Have a look at this post which explain photo posting:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11645

Cheers
by A Whiteman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Ruckstell Question
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: TT Ruckstell Question

Have a read of these - the car and truck Ruckstels operate much the same.
If you plan any work on the Ruckstel, buy the MTFA book on repair and maintenance, it has a section on TT ones.
Ruckstel operating instructions.pdf
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Ruckstel Instructions (Car).pdf
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Ruckstel Lub..pdf
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Ruckstel Axle.pdf
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by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd Model T Items
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Odd Model T Items

This is a --- thing --- complete with original packing box and instructions, which seem to be for something else too!:
20200410_093707.jpg
20200410_093726.jpg
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOLT CHART version 2
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: BOLT CHART version 2

Hi all. Trust you are well. Any further info out there? Don't be shy!

Question - what is the difference between 14-24 and 1/4" 24 bolts (size wise)? That was raised regarding Bendix cover and magneto bolts.

They are not the same, but close. #14 gauge works our at 15/64" while 1/4 is 16/64"
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's see your favorite old car picture.
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Let's see your favorite old car picture.

No contest Dennis - you win! Great car that :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 2300

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 15 (fifteen) (13 more to go) Thursday. The Government is issuing instructions for businesses to plan for going down to "level 3" - one below the current "4" or Lock down. This has restricted movement and limitations on what businesses can do. Well, it is light at the end of the tunnel. All folk ...
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 2300

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 14 (fourteen) (14 more to go) - HALF WAY - Yaaaa Wednesday. They say the tight lock down is working as infection rates are falling and only one death (an elderly person with other issues). We are starting to think about how we reopen business. So what did we do today? I joined the broken chain i...
by A Whiteman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 2300

Re: Enforced Isolation - Countrywide Shut Down

Day 13 (thirteen) (15 more to go)

Tuesday. Well, nothing much today except ..... gardening .... Well hedge trimming and pick up of bits. That's about it today - I didn't break anything either!!
by A Whiteman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOLT CHART version 2
Replies: 10
Views: 754

BOLT CHART version 2

Please see below version 2.0 of the Bolt chart. This was started by members in Montana I think and updated by myself over the last few days. THIS IS A DRAFT! READ BELOW PLEASE COVERAGE a) MAIN bolts (with hex or carriage heads), studs and machine screws (bolts with slotted or domed heads). b) Exclud...