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by wayfarer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Model t handbrake

ABoer wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Carson , If your Handbrake don't work , you can always use this .

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the original brake shoe !
by wayfarer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: Headlight problems

at that point, you could swap the bulbs side for side to see if both bulbs are good.
do you have a multimeter or test light ?
by wayfarer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight assembly question
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Headlight assembly question

She has eyes !
by wayfarer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight assembly question
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Headlight assembly question

you're right. no holes.
this could be fun... :lol:

EDIT: that was MUCH easier than expected ! I didn't even break a drill bit in the process !
by wayfarer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight assembly question
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Headlight assembly question

I looked around and couldn’t find the answer - which direction does the chrome socket go ? The adjuster screw tab is not centered in the length, so does it go short side in the bucket, or long side in the bucket ?
by wayfarer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Mill the Z-Head for higher C.R.?

for the fun of it :

if you added material instead of milling, you would need a theoretical "disc" of metal 3.75" diameter by .130" thick to bring the compression ratio from 5.3 to 1, to 6.0 to 1.
by wayfarer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6819

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

leap day ! Went for a little putt Longest one yet - 3.2 miles round trip :lol: , and then ordered more parts. Lots of work coming in March. Hope to have her pretty well roadworthy by the end of March
by wayfarer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: high compression head modification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: high compression head modification ?

Scott - I'm not even far along enough in owning my car to buy a high compression head, much less modify one or have two, or whatever. I've owned my car for a few weeks. The farthest I've driven it so far is 1.2 miles to the gas station, and back home. Before I change the dynamics of the car, I need ...
by wayfarer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: high compression head modification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: high compression head modification ?

I've sent a Prus head to Weisco to have it scanned so they can make custom pistons trying to get the compression up. Also getting a lighter piston with a modern ring package. makes sense. I'd like to hear more as you progress. My goal is local drivability. There's a pretty slim chance that I'd ever...
by wayfarer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: high compression head modification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: high compression head modification ?

I've picked up on a few mentions of broken cranks here and there. I understand that pulling a hill in any fashion is increasing stress on the crank, as is increasing cylinder pressure. too much, no matter where it comes from, is bad. for you guys with high compression heads at low altitude - would y...
by wayfarer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: high compression head modification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 649

high compression head modification ?

Since I got my car I have been reading all the high compression head discussions, but there's a question I haven't seen asked... From what I gather the available heads are at most 6 to 1 or just shy. The Prus heads are advertised at 8 to 1, but are in fact, also shy of 6 to 1 I live at 6000 feet alt...
by wayfarer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

thanks Scott ! I originally bought this carb to put on a '26 engine and trans on a stand. Then I bought my center door, which is drivable. It came with a Kingston L4 which runs fine, but has a thumbscrew on top for mixture adjustment. I want all the proper linkages hooked up, so I figured since the ...
by wayfarer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

well, the float isn't too high -- see pic.
also notice the massive dent
the rim around the main jet, where the bowl would sit - is also suspect - notice the sharp edge on one side.

I've included a picture of the float, and the rim around the main jet, out of my junk carb for reference
by wayfarer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS REBUILT HOLLEY NH CARBURETOR
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: FS REBUILT HOLLEY NH CARBURETOR

having trouble with this carburetor, PM sent
by wayfarer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

pulled the bowl off this morning. The needle was indeed stuck. put all back together, it appears it's leaking around the gasket area between the bowl and the drain valve. PM'd the seller.
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

GRRRRRRR.....

new problem...

turned on the gas, bowl drain leaks like crazy.

I bought this carb from the classifieds here, (to FIX issues, not CREATE them !) "rebuilt", from a "reputable" vendor. Choke installed incorrectly, bowl drain leaking... what next ?
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

next question - does this look right for the choke rod orientation, before I bend the ends to keep them from falling off, and before I mount the bell crank
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

got it ! easy fix. Thanks gang !
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

pictures of my spring, which appears distorted
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: NH choke spring question

oops - I should've specified - this is for my '23 center door. Trying to hook up all the linkages as original - mixture adjustment from inside the car, choke from inside the car, and choke from the front of the car
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH choke spring question
Replies: 17
Views: 557

NH choke spring question

I'm swapping the Kingston that was on the car when I got it, for a rebuilt NH I bought from the classifieds here - I noticed while installing that the Kingston choke spring holds the butterfly open, and the NH spring holds the butterfly closed -- I'm assuming the NH spring is installed incorrectly, ...
by wayfarer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo tail light
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Repo tail light

It easier to run all the wires up to the front of the car at the same time. If the plan includes turn signals later, do not daisy chain the stop light filaments (the short ones), run an individual wire from each short filament, to the front. In either case, be sure to leave plenty of extra wire up ...
by wayfarer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo tail light
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Repo tail light

I bought the pair from Lang's, they arrived today. They are in fact, set up for tail and brake. They have a 6 volt dual filament bulb, and two wires coming out --- one for tail, and one for brake --- they are case grounded by the mounting stud. Plan is to install this weekend, get the tail lights fu...
by wayfarer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 center door rear window install
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: 23 center door rear window install

pretty cool that there are a bunch of center doors around here !
I guess it makes sense, closed cars given our climate.
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 center door rear window install
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: 23 center door rear window install

Quite possible the screws are incorrect. I have no idea. That’s just what came with it.
by wayfarer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 center door rear window install
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: 23 center door rear window install

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just after we unloaded her saturday morning
by wayfarer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 center door rear window install
Replies: 10
Views: 681

23 center door rear window install

brought home my first Model T last Friday, a Canadian '23 center door. This weekend I want to start putzing with it in the garage. Adjusting the hand brake lever, flipping the steering wheel over the correct way... You know - fiddling and fretting over the new baby I got all the glass, the interior ...
by wayfarer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6819

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

I bought my first one Friday !
Canadian ‘23 center door
Spent the rest of the weekend fussing over her, and taking little drives up and down the street to learn how to drive her.
Researching adjustments and then performing them, is next
by wayfarer
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1539

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Hi Mike thanks for speaking with me yesterday about the car. based on our conversation, and what has been posted here, I don't believe it's a piston or ring issue. If it's a continuous squeal, it's likely a rotating part like a main bearing, rod bearing, triple gear bushing as mentioned above, rathe...
by wayfarer
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 1176

Re: First drive is in a T

doesn't get any better !

This is my goal for my 14 year old - get a drivable Model T, and then give him his first driving lesson in it.
by wayfarer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4686

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

IMG_3912.JPG I've been picking at this thing. It got its new head gasket, and passed the compression test. coil box (thanks AdminJeff) coils, plugs and wires in. Setting up the timer this weekend. oil pan inspection plate straightened, ready to install. need generator mount, generator, and carburet...
by wayfarer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 35
Views: 2869

Re: Midwinter Clinic

Chris Paulsen - well... I didn't go into "the industry" immediately after college. old cars as a hobby, then old motorcycles, a couple short part time "hang around" gigs at a couple small shops. Then in 2000 I started working at a street rod shop here in Colorado Springs. Did that for 10 years. In l...
by wayfarer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 35
Views: 2869

Re: Midwinter Clinic

this brings back memories ! I graduated from the program in 1992. I went back once, in maybe 2002 or 2003 or thereabouts. I bet it's changed a ton again.
by wayfarer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: new guy intro

Mile High Pedal Pushers is in the Denver area (listed as Arvada) Northern Colorado is also Denver area (listed as Littleton).
If any forum members are from Colorado Springs, shoot me a PM
by wayfarer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: new guy intro

I’ll try heating the jet !

I’m in Colorado Springs Colorado. I looked at the chapters - two in the Denver area, an hour / hour and a half drive (at modern car speeds)
by wayfarer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 26/27 Coil Box, completely rebuilt
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: FS: 26/27 Coil Box, completely rebuilt

Pm & email sent
by wayfarer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: new guy intro

Thanks for the warm welcome ! I tried a bunch of different ways to post the picture, but all I could get was a link. I’ll keep reading and trying until I figure it out. I believe this to be a 26 model year engine and trans, because of the extra mount bolts, 4 dip pan, pedals, etc. I didn’t know abou...
by wayfarer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 946

new guy intro

first post here. I've wanted a T since working on them in college, finally decided to start shopping at Thanksgiving time. While I've been looking for that *just right* car, I picked up a December '25 engine on a stand, to mess with. I'm hoping to collect the stuff, and have it running, or close to ...