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by A Whiteman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Posting pictures

I find that resizing pictures is not usually needed here. The forum software does that automatically for most of the pictures I post. Sadly no. There is enough frustration that I don't post as many pictures as I used to. It is too much fiddling. (I use Windows10 on PC) Frequently the file size is a...
by A Whiteman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Aux Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Help ID Aux Drive

Thanks Dan, that does in deed look like an EZPower,
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Aux Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Help ID Aux Drive

I have been contacted for information on the auxiliary drive pictured below. I have no further information than that it was used on a Model T. I believe it was fitted to the front ratchet (as many accessories were). From the pictures provided by the owner I cannot see how this was fitted or how it w...
by A Whiteman
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

Mine works OK, and makes a funny peeping noise that turns heads.
Reliability wise it keeps coming loose, and needs regular tightening. Probably on balance worth the fun, but not really worth the hassle if that makes sense :-)
by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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Wellington New Zealand.
Leyland Post Office delivery truck (hence the uniforms of the men).
by A Whiteman
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sheep with the Wolves
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Sheep with the Wolves

As you will know from another recent thread, February saw the 28th National Rally of the Model T Ford Club of New Zealand held in Christchurch, near my home. I had started rebuilding my 1923 Model T Colonial Roadster (a locally bodied Model T) about 4 years ago after collecting parts for the last 10...
by A Whiteman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Down under. Two toned paint schemes
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Down under. Two toned paint schemes

Blue and Black is one option:
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by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand

I don't have many photos toady but I am assured they will follow from other members. In the meantime here is an engine to look at and critique: This is the most recently 'registered' (titled and allowed to drive on the road) model in NZ - just 2 days ago. This is as far as can be determined exactly ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Legendary Ed Archer Sits For A Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: FJ - Legendary Ed Archer Sits For A Visit

Hi Jim, many thanks for taking the time to make this interview clip. Priceless moments not lost :-)

Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!

Neat T Adrian!
Thanks Duey, I sure like it too :-)

The wooden side panels are 120 yr old timber - nice slabs of solid wood !
by A Whiteman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand

Great second day (first day of motoring). Beautiful summer day here in the Sth Pacific.
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by A Whiteman
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand
Replies: 23
Views: 537

28th National Model T Rally - New Zealand

We kick off tomorrow on 7 days driving around the Canterbury Plains, based in Christchurch and Geraldine in NZ's South Island. I will endeavour to post a few pictures as far as it progresses and ask any other NZ members on the rally to chip in and add comments/ pics too as we go. Looking forward to ...
by A Whiteman
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in February?
Replies: 33
Views: 2121

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

Woo hoo I registered (titled) and had the Colonial roadster legally tagged and put on the road today. 5 mins into our first run I blew up the muffler (see Luke's post on the subject). And you should have seen the cows run! Many thanks to Luke and Chris for their help all hours of day and night to ge...
by A Whiteman
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!

Thanks Luke ( I think ;-) ) That experience was certainly an awakening for the local sheep and cows! copper vs steel - well, we may leave that for a separate thread perhaps ... :-) I can say that with Luke and Chris' help I am a very happy owner and driver. Still work to go, such as windscreen, top ...
by A Whiteman
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in February?
Replies: 33
Views: 2121

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

Panels all installed and a quick coat of primer. Trim and a 'bolt and nut patrol' to do then off for a compliance check for registration. So far I have the paper work sorted as well (which went very smoothly - but then our system sounds simpler than in the US). Doors, windscreen, top and proper upho...
by A Whiteman
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 860
Views: 114473

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Definition of a microsecond?

The time it takes the light to turn green and the person behind you to honk their horn....
by A Whiteman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type

Hi Mark, could you take a picture of that?
Thanks
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type

Hi Martynn and Rich
Many thanks, these are just what I was looking for.
This is great,
Kind regards
Adrian

(ps - maybe I should send assembly sequence pictures and dimensions Martynn ;-) )
by A Whiteman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Help Please - Switch Assembly Assistance - Clum (?) type

I have what I think is the Clum? switch. It is proving to be a bit faulty and I am not 100% sure how it should be assembled internally or what component may be missing/ broken. I found this picture on the old forum: Switch.jpg Can anyone provide more details (including pictures of the other side of ...
by A Whiteman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 860
Views: 114473

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

I met a chap the other day who told me he had come up with a way to get good money quick. I was interested and asked how much did he get. He replied "6 months".
by A Whiteman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windsor Maroon
Replies: 23
Views: 1130

Re: Windsor Maroon

I heard why a friend's car is called Mr Bean.

Because it is red - closer to crimson than maroon ('scarlet') and it goes (is a 'Runner') = 'scarlet runner' which to those not gardening is a variety of BEAN.

Name donated by his teenagers - so it seems youth does have a sense of humour too!
by A Whiteman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3954

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

The car lives! Engine was rebuilt a couple of years ago then stored. Started right up and we had an interesting drive at midnight dodging trees by the light of a dim flashlight - but hey - we just HAD to :-) (Yes, we did use the traditional upended boxes for seats too).
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by A Whiteman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 945

Re: wheel rim plated

Cold galv paint is useful, but fragile. The finish scratches and chips. Ideally it is used on metal, then primered then top coated. That said, I have used cold galv for touching up welding and it has protected the fittings well for several years without being primered or top coated. That is in place...
by A Whiteman
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3954

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

The Colonial Roadster progresses with thanks to Chris and Luke. Panel beating to rebuild the rear deck, scuttle and seat quarter panels under way. Guards rebuilt - bent to shape (;-) ) and patched and welded and dollied and did I say bent to shape? So far this is what she looks like: IMG_7988.JPG IM...
by A Whiteman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Visit of George - A Morris Cowley Tale
Replies: 1
Views: 230

The Visit of George - A Morris Cowley Tale

Christmas in New Zealand is summer time, time for the BBQ, gatherings and family holidays. This year the holidays have been domestically focused. No shooting off to Fiji for a week or the Gold Coast for a few days. As a result many ‘Kiwis’ have been discovering the beauty and spectacular landscapes ...
by A Whiteman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 243
Views: 26768

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Hi Matt - Two Thumbs Up from me.
Nice post, well put.
Cheers
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

There may be a cable attached to the back of the truck.
Yes, there is a cable visible still attached to the truck rear that swoops back up the hill and looks like the tail of a cable in the foreground on the ground.
by A Whiteman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #4
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: #4

That is one well trained (or tied on) dog :-)
by A Whiteman
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1425

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

My 2c worth is to make sure it is easily accessible. On the front of the seat upright is a good place. I have one of the rotating switch versions on the truck mounted on the wooden battery/tool box: cutoff location.jpg When the horn button jammed by the time I got out of the truck, ran around and tu...
by A Whiteman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishing You a Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a chance for a quiet reflection after this unusual year.
May the Good Lord keep you and yours in the year ahead

Kind regards all
Adrian
by A Whiteman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 860
Views: 114473

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Youtube clip - this explains the British 4 levels of Covid response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSXIetP5iak
by A Whiteman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 860
Views: 114473

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by A Whiteman
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T AMBULANCE
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: MODEL T AMBULANCE

Welcome to the Forum John. Have a look at the gallery here on the web site as well: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/app.php/gallery/album/49 As to forum rules, there are a number listed, but in simple, if you ask anything at all that is T related someone is sure to chime in with a comment, suggestion or ad...
by A Whiteman
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not a Ford - identify ?
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Not a Ford - identify ?

Yes, that is a caddy. A friend has a '17 rebuild on the go. There are more parts in that Caddy's rear axle/ diff assembly than in a whole Model T !
by A Whiteman
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1552

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

TT Truck:
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These are a 'flat' pancake style. As the bushes were worn, I took them off. Now rebuilt with new springs I have not yet reinstalled them. Anecdotal reports from club local members about excessive bouncing put me off, but I may try one day.
by A Whiteman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Mechanics at work-Old Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

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: 17
Views: 1228

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: 520

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: 520

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: 737

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: 520

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: 82
Views: 7775

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: 82
Views: 7775

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: 2051

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: 27
Views: 1764

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: 61
Views: 2130

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: 27
Views: 1764

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: 1054

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: 27
Views: 3669

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: 1054

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: 1054

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: 2169

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: 563

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: 2169

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: 724

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: 351

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: 1146

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: 325

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: 1443

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: 1827

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: 860
Views: 114473

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: 646

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: 1041

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: 646

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: 860
Views: 114473

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: 860
Views: 114473

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: 1834

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: 319

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: 1044

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: 606

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: 1554

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: 1554

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: 1554

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: 82
Views: 7775

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: 1695

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: 1695

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: 1695

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: 1394

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: 631

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: 631

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: 487

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: 7270

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: 860
Views: 114473

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: 860
Views: 114473

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: 860
Views: 114473

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: 1340

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: 786

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: 82
Views: 7775

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: 71
Views: 3588

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'.......