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by A Whiteman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 900

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: 428

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: 428

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: 315

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: 5214

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 13
Views: 555

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: 555

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 32
Views: 867

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 1565

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 600

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 878

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 474

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: 878

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: 878

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: 536

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: 448

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: 448

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: 448

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: 380
Views: 34219

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 639

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: 403

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: 12
Views: 921

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: 12
Views: 921

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: 1461

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: 639

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: 639

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: 639

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 313

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: 380
Views: 34219

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: 68
Views: 4584

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-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: 5426

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: 504

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: 5426

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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by A Whiteman
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Street Light Maintenance Truck
Replies: 4
Views: 805

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: 1483

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: 28
Views: 2507

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: 1483

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: 574

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: 1483

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: 380
Views: 34219

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: 519

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: 747

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: 1866

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: 1652

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: 1866

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: 457

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: 457

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: 1545

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: 1545

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: 1545

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 340

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: 1483

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: 1483

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: 1100

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: 68
Views: 4584

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: 1483

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: 68
Views: 4584

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
Grandad as a lad.jpg

1954 David Brown Cropmaster
Duncan (2).jpg

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: 1981

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: 599

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: 110
Views: 15165

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: 871

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: 380
Views: 34219

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: 1663

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: 691

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: 1663

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: 1663

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: 1025

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: 1025

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: 1025

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: 786

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: 631
Views: 77349

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: 1266

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: 1200

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: 8954

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: 434

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: 380
Views: 34219

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: 611

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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