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by OilyBill
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1927 Model Coupe
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: My 1927 Model Coupe

You are VERY fortunate! What a beautiful original car to restore! And it looks like it is in absolutely pristine condition! I cannot believe how nice the radiator looks! If that is the original, I am stunned! That is the nicest looking radiator I have ever seen on an original car! Same with your eng...
by OilyBill
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1927 Model Coupe
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: My 1927 Model Coupe

You are VERY fortunate! What a beautiful original car to restore! And it looks like it is in absolutely pristine condition! I cannot believe how nice the radiator looks! If that is the original, I am stunned! That is the nicest looking radiator I have ever seen on an original car! Same with your eng...
by OilyBill
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires...where do things stand now?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: White tires...where do things stand now?

When the Blockley tires came out, I asked them if they would be doing white tires, and they said possibly in the future. I suggested that people who want all-white tires (Like myself) would be willing to have a more limited guarantee due to the fast wearing characteristics of white rubber tires, and...
by OilyBill
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steel top for roadster ???
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Steel top for roadster ???

In the 1920's, these were known as California Tops. I have one on my 1925 Studebaker. I have heard of them for REO roadsters as well, but have never seen one of those. I have never seen one for a Model T, but it should be possible to make one, and I'm sure someone supplied them as an accessory durin...
by OilyBill
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 556

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

In my opinion, the rivets on that quadrant were one of Henry's rare bad mistakes. My standard procedure is to tap the holes for 8-32 screws, and then install either brass screws (for my 1914) or plated screws (for a 26/27 I am working on) On the 26.27, I wound up with 10-32 round head screws, nickel...
by OilyBill
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizor Threads
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Vaporizor Threads

Needle Seat thread is 10-32.
by OilyBill
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1738

Re: Oil Dipstick?

How much is an "Advantage Dipstick"?
by OilyBill
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available

Please mention when you decide to re-run your production. I would like to buy a 4 wheel set for a Model T, and 2 sets for my Brush Runabouts!
by OilyBill
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

I agree with Jim Patrick. The engine numbers on my 1914 are near perfectly aligned. If you read the book "Ford Methods and the Ford Shops", you will get a really good idea of how good Ford production methods were. There was NOTHING left to chance in the manufacture of a Model T Ford, at least after ...
by OilyBill
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Windshield Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: 26/27 Windshield Assembly

Unfortunately, the Vowell Art section only deals with open car windshields, and only up to 1922. There is nothing there on any closed car windshields.
Is your 26/27 an open or closed car?
by OilyBill
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Congestion Road Signs
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Congestion Road Signs

When the club I belong to meets at the Tubac, Arizona Car Show in January, we always meet up at the local "Cementary".
Our only assumption is that there are a lot of gangsters planted there.
by OilyBill
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 mph Model T Fords ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: 100 mph Model T Fords ?

If any of you have ever heard of a guy named "Blacky Gold", he is one of the few that probably did it regularly. He was a founding member of the Southern California Timing Association, and a hot-rodder from the 1930's on. I met him when I was a member of the "Old Pueblo Regional Group" of the HCCA, ...
by OilyBill
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...
Replies: 25
Views: 2423

Re: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...

The impression I got from watching the videos on the property (including one by a guy who videos old abandoned farmsteads) is that the owner was never very well organized. Also, he seems to have collected a lot of actual junk, rather than valuable junk that some people accumulate. I am willing to be...
by OilyBill
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning

Really enjoyed your story! When I drive, all I ever see are vultures, circling. Be glad you bought the car when you did. Who can tell when another equal to it will come along. I notice it has a very nice set of wire wheels, so you should have minimal tire trouble. It must be in pretty decent shape, ...
by OilyBill
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Services
Topic: HCCT (Hand Crank Coil Tester) Meter Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: HCCT (Hand Crank Coil Tester) Meter Repair

I have a KRW magneto tester meter. Do you know if these were made by Weston?
Can you repair one of these?
Thanks!
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Difference between Starter and Generator Housings?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Any Difference between Starter and Generator Housings?

How can you tell a starter housing (The large barrel shaped part with the coils and pole shoes mounted on it) from a generator housing? They look identical, but I would not think they are interchangeable. Any tips?
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

Glyptal should be used in engines that have CAST ALUMINUM crankcases, or other cast aluminum parts. I would NEVER Glyptal a cast iron or steel engine. I use Glyptal on my 1926 Franklin. It was originally Glyptaled from the factory, in order to prevent oil seepage out of the crankcase and oil pan, wh...
by OilyBill
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fix your car, Mister ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Fix your car, Mister ?

From the appearance of the grand stove, their business is doing right well!!
by OilyBill
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? Re safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: ? Re safety wire

I use stainless aircraft safety wire for most of what I do. It typically comes in .016, .020, .025, .032, .041. and .057". There is also .020 copper for breakaway use. Many hardware stores still sell "bailing wire" which is used for bailing hay. It is soft and ductile, easy to bend, and very tough. ...
by OilyBill
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it were closer, I would buy it just for the challenge.
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: If it were closer, I would buy it just for the challenge.

Would be very cool to buy it, straighten the frame out, and then put a limousine-style Model T body on it. Kind of an extended "Town Car" like a 1909 or 1915.
by OilyBill
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not all Ts were all black !
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Not all Ts were all black !

Well, when I close my eyes, it looks black to me!
by OilyBill
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1757

Re: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021

I will be going to Chickasha if I get my Covid Shot. If I can't get it, I won't be going. I don't care to risk my life, of the lives of other elderly hobbyists, over nonsensical views of government regulation. They aren't doing it because they are power hungry despots. They are doing it because Covi...
by OilyBill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 117 years ago today.
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: 117 years ago today.

I like the part about 1500 revolutions per minute, like South American dictatorships.
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question

Chris - final development - The choke shaft was mis-drilled. A new reproduction part. I located the part by installing an old shaft in my cross drilling jig, and after aligning the holes, pulled the old shaft out, inserted the new shaft, and put the hole in the correct spot. Actual drilling took 30 ...
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question

Chris, that looks like a very nice air filter! Does it work pretty well?
I am wondering how to fit one, as I don't want my engine inhaling all kinds of dirt, dust, and monkeys.
by OilyBill
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question

THANKS VERY MUCH!!
I will be seeing if that arrangement works tomorrow morning. It looks like it will.
Your additional info on how the choke plate moves, and when it snaps back to open is invaluable. I will see if mine will set up that way with the holes that are existing in the choke shaft.
by OilyBill
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Vaporizer Choke Assembly Rigging Question

Anyone have any handy tips on the Vaporizer Carb Choke assembly? There is a spring under the lever cap, which I can see only can fit one way. What I need to know is the orientation of the tab lever on the inner end of the choke shaft. It is held in place with a pin, but what is the orientation of it...
by OilyBill
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

Thanks for posting this! Very informative, especially showing it in operation!
by OilyBill
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 2013

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Chris Barker: If you run electricity through a bearing, it can fail, due to sparking between the bearings and the races. I used to do lightning strike inspections on aircraft, and that was one of the cautions. Evidence of a lightning strike on a flight control meant removal and close inspection of t...
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Has anyone converted Carbide Headlights to electric ?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Has anyone converted Carbide Headlights to electric ?

Thanks for the info! I am looking at doing that for my 1914 Runabout. Looks like they work very nicely!
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.
Replies: 12
Views: 1091

Re: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.

I saw a post once on Bengal Tigers. They gave them some appliance boxes, and the next pic was of the tigers each sitting inside their boxes. It must be a feline affinity for corrugated cardboard.
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 79
Views: 3253

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Are you going to to name your car "Ned" by any chance?
by OilyBill
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1811

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

This is absolutely awesome! This is the first time I have seen pictures of what it was like to assemble a "knocked-down" Ford automobile out of a boxcar!
And the analysis by all the experts revealed a LOT of info in addition! Glad we have people with sharp eyes!
by OilyBill
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1396

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

When my grandparents died, my family moved to their home, outside Milwaukee. I was only in first grade in 1964, but I remember the back yard of the farm was filled with Packards, which are the only car my grandfather ever drove. He had owned the farm since the 1920's, and never got rid of anything h...
by OilyBill
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steve Lang was right. Update. "Is there a solution to this speedo-to-swivel mismatch?"
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Is there a solution to this speedo-to-swivel mismatch?

If you can remove the center piece from the speedometer knuckle, I can broach the keyway deeper, so you can insert the speedo cable end all the way. I have a machine shop. My contact number is 520-272-4752. message me with what number you are calling from, so I can program it into my phone, as it re...
by OilyBill
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2610

Re: Shipping T parts

Just heard on the news tonight that UPS and FedEx are not accepting any more packages, other than for people they have contracts with. The USPS is reporting that they are getting an additional 6 MILLION packages per DAY above what they had last year. USPS says they won't catch up until the first wee...
by OilyBill
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: Milt Webb

I was fortunate enough to meet him and spent a lot of time with him on the 2003 Ford Centennial Model T Tour. I think I must have talked to him nearly every night after the day's touring on that trip. He was truly approachable and a very nice guy. His level of knowledge was astounding, and unlike a ...
by OilyBill
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressed for Christmas and Covid
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Dressed for Christmas and Covid

The little bow makes it look quite dandy!
by OilyBill
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back in time.
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: Back in time.

Looks like the damages in #8 come out to at LEAST $4.00. Maybe even $4.30, if you replace the hubcaps with new.
by OilyBill
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Victor generator gauge plate
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Victor generator gauge plate

It is mounted on the top of the gas generator, and is used to control the water drip rate. The upper cylinder is the water tank, and the lower cylinder of the gas generator has a basket with the carbide in it. I always have assumed the numbers are "drops of water per minute". But you would have to t...
by OilyBill
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T

The animals pictured here are all FAR more productive than any of mine. For one thing, they are awake. That is pretty critical to efficient shop operation. Mine are only awake for rides. Sometimes after a day or so, I will give them a poke, (Or hit the can-opener for a second) to make sure they have...
by OilyBill
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: December 1, 1913
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: December 1, 1913

"Ford Methods and the Ford Shops" is a really EXCELLENT book. It is comparable in standing the the Nevins history of the Ford Motor Co. They deal in the most extreme detail on nearly every Ford Model T manufacturing process, for nearly every major assembly. It took them nearly a year to get ALL the ...
by OilyBill
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Re: Odds and ends

Excellent pics!
by OilyBill
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: Running without coolant?

I have seen dry-running recommended for making sure all the moisture is out of the block before storage. Drain the coolant, and fire up the engine and run it for a minute or so to warm it up and dry up all the water that pools in the different areas of the engine. Not like running it for an hour or ...
by OilyBill
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stations and stores
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Stations and stores

Tom, I don't know where you get all these pics, but they are amazing! Thanks for posting them!
by OilyBill
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Traded in my T

You kids today!! Needing some diddlybob shift handle, when you could have a car with 3 pedals you can stomp on!! Those shift levers are a menace! You should keep both hands on the wheel at all times. Except when you crank, of course! Next you'll probably be putting one of those dad-blasted "Windshie...
by OilyBill
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting T on Epay
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Interesting T on Epay

John Codman hit the nail on the thumb. A lot of mods, and IF they were well done, it MIGHT be a good car. But if they were all botch jobs, then you would have a LOT of work ahead of you, getting it drivable and also RELIABLE. I think that might be why the price is so low. When I see mods on a car, e...
by OilyBill
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics of 26/27 Coupe trunk lid hinges and installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Pics of 26/27 Coupe trunk lid hinges and installation?

Thanks very much, Jim! I really appreciate the help!
by OilyBill
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics of 26/27 Coupe trunk lid hinges and installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Pics of 26/27 Coupe trunk lid hinges and installation?

Anyone have some pics of the trunk lid hinges, and how they look when installed? I understand you have to put one on complete, then install the trunk lid, swing it into place, and then install the second hinge assembly. But right now I am trying to find a pic of the hinges, to see what they consist ...
by OilyBill
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Model T Assembly stations

Thank you James, for the reply and information. I will start looking for a copy of that book. I know it has been reprinted. And THANKS to all the others who replied. I am still hoping to hear from someone who has done some research at the Benson Ford Center, and may have come across this kind of inf...
by OilyBill
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures from a recent trip to Fort William Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Pictures from a recent trip to Fort William Scotland

Nice pics and a beautiful area!
I can tell that the cat is wanting to know when the catered meal is to arrive. He also wishes to remind you of the obligatory cat massage due directly after the meal.
In case you were wondering.
by OilyBill
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Assembly stations
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Model T Assembly stations

Does anyone have any idea of how many actual assembly points there were at the Highland Park plant during the Model T era? As closely as the Ford Motor Company organized things, there MUST be a list somewhere of each assembly station, what they did at that particular point, and what order each assem...
by OilyBill
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1924

Re: Prices going down ?

Sad to say, I think Model T prices ARE softening. Our local Model T club has an annual Christmas party, gift exchange, and club auction in the first week of December. I went in 2017 and there were probably 40-50 people attending. I missed 2018. In 2019 I attended, and the number of people was basica...
by OilyBill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics

Great pictures! I was trying to figure out what happened to #4, and I deduce that someone drove into a car elevator, without the elevator being there, , and wound up at the bottom of the elevator shaft. I assume the big springs are what the elevator car rested on when it was at the bottom of the bui...
by OilyBill
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Take a look at my Gap. What do you think?

Better than it ever was on a production car, I'm sure.
by OilyBill
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920 Cleveland six model 40
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: 1920 Cleveland six model 40

The "Cleveland" was a VERY high quality car. My understanding is it was made by the ex-employees of "Lozier" after "Lozier" bit the dust. That is, all the managers and engineers were the same people. "Clevelands" were on a plane with Packard and Pierce-Arrow. I have only ever seen a few. There was o...
by OilyBill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fortune cookie
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Fortune cookie

Who you gonna believe?
Your wife? or a fortune cookie?
Since your wife never mentioned it before you got the cookie, I would say the fortune cookie is probably correct.
Sometimes, you just have to back your luck!
by OilyBill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

Early octanes were probably in the 50's, or even less. "Phillips 66" was the brand new, hopped up "racing gas" with an octane rating of 66. Union Oil bumped it up to "76" octane. By God, that was some REALLY HOT RACING FUEL! "Be careful you don't blow up your engine!" I doubt any Model T could tell ...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Small
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Starting Small

Very nice job!
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1680

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

You kids today!
I've always bought tires that go flat on the TOP and not the BOTTOM, so I can always get home.
Just saying.
by OilyBill
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying More pics
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying More pics

What you may have is the turret engine for a Panzer 4 German tank. They used a separate engine to drive a generator for independent power for moving the turret. It mounted to the L/H side of the engine compartment, and the generator supplied the electric drive turret motor, so the turret could be mo...
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions using a Ball Bearing Water pulley on a 26 water inlet
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Some questions using a Ball Bearing Water pulley on a 26 water inlet

Robert, you have one of the few "Eared" eccentric supports that I have ever seen that is still intact. Usually, the ears are broken off. This did not happen always, just nearly every time. Be gentle with yours, as you have a pretty rare setup, from what I have seen. In your case, I think the washer ...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1660

Re: Mini rant, T related

I love the USPS, and prefer them over all the other methods of shipping. I have a close relationship with my local carrier, as I see him nearly every day. He has tales of rapid sorting machines being taken out of service for no reason, and reductions and eliminations in overtime work, even if they a...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: American Vintage Rims

Mike, can you order additional rims in excess of your production requirements? It would seem quite simple to add 4 basic rims to your order of someone needs just the clincher rims.
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

I know 2 companies that the Model T had a huge effect on: The Brush Runabout Co. They were selling their single-cylinder cars for $485, and Ford blew them out of the water with his 4 cylinder car. It basically put them out of business. Harley-Davidson They were trying to enter the cheap transport ma...
by OilyBill
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1408

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

I have a 1926 Franklin, and I have a lot of copies of the original factory blueprints for the car. The floorboards in the Franklin, have drawings that note "To be made from Linderman Stock" Franklin had a LOT of small scraps of wood around, since their chassis frames were wood up until about 1929. (...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy - 26-27 Fuel Drain Valve lever
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Want to buy - 26-27 Fuel Drain Valve lever

Looking for the little lever that shuts off the fuel on the 26-27 drain valves under the hood, at the R/H lower side of the cowl. Apparently they are no longer stocked by Langs, Smith and Jones, or Ecklers. I need 1 each to complete a fuel valve I am working on now, but would like to find 3 more, fo...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: American Vintage Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: American Vintage Rims

That's Mark McLaren. I have been trying to reach him as well. Have sent him several e-mails but no reply.
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little tire history
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: A little tire history

I had a long-running argument with a car friend of mine about the use of white and black tires. If you look at McCalley's book on the Model T. there are white and black tires mixed on Model T's into the 1920's, and this is on the factory model shots, not just people's Kodak prints. Prior to that, th...
by OilyBill
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Help with Vaporizer Carb Disassembly

I would be patient, keep soaking it, and gently trying to move the parts, until they come loose. You can always use heat as a last resort. All of the internal parts are available as spares, they aren't that expensive, and if you don't get results by soaking after a week or so, then heavier measures ...
by OilyBill
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2050

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

My 1926 Franklin Coupe was driven daily by a local guy until 1954, when he took if off the road and put it in his garage to do a valve job on it. He never finished it, and I bought the car in 1996. It still had the 1954 license paperwork and the plant parking sticker for the "Hughes Missile Plant" i...
by OilyBill
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear axle oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: rear axle oil leak

In addition to all the excellent sealing advice, if you follow R.V. Anderson's method, you may also want to paint the area of the joint with GLPT resin, which is used as an insulator and sealer in electric motors. It was also used quite commonly as an internal sealing layer on the engines and transm...
by OilyBill
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Release Ring: How Much Slop Can I Live With?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Clutch Release Ring: How Much Slop Can I Live With?

Dennis' comment is most pertinent. Because the softer bronze bearing ears don't appear worn AT ALL, and neither do the clutch arms appear to have oblong holes, I would say this is a very lightly used setup, and probably you don't need to worry about it. When they DO wear, the eccentricity is VERY ap...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on the international scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Model T on the international scale

For the price they are charging, they ought to throw in a restored Model T for each tenant!
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

In Dan Treace's post, those must have been the COOL CHICKS. They have both natty looking bumpers, and also the gypsy curtains.
Twenty-Three, Skidoo!!!
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Hey, Bron! From the forum threads you included, I have identified them as a "Marquette" brand bumper set. I have both the fronts and the backs, so the set is complete. Thank you again! I have been making the dentist a 3 ring binder of everything special that I have done to the car (i.e. "Fourth Main...
by OilyBill
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need a sorcerer
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: need a sorcerer

I think he can get 4 good operating coil boxes out of his assortment. He will have to replace some parts, I'm sure. But he will have to work on them quite a bit. He might want to see if he can trade them in as cores on some rebuilt and adjusted units. That would be the easiest route. I know a LOT of...
by OilyBill
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need a sorcerer
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: need a sorcerer

Yoda - messing with the coil boxes while the engine is running, learns a valuable lesson, he does!
Don't mess with the "Power of the Fords!"
by OilyBill
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Thanks! That answers a lot of questions!
Apparently it IS a stock ford bumper bracket. It's just that few people have ever seen them before.
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2441

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Awesome!
And thanks for the pics of producing freeze plugs from nickels! Very handy!
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Dear Bron: I wonder if that last set are some kind of aftermarket set. But they are a direct match to what is on this car, which is an absolutely original 1927 that was never touched until I started the restoration. It only has about 20,000 miles on it, and it is immaculate in every way. This partic...
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Thank you VERY MUCH!!
The last set are the ones on this car!
I really appreciate the help!
Bill
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Picture of Rear Bumper Brackets Installation for 1927 Coupe
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Picture of Rear Bumper Brackets Installation for 1927 Coupe

Does anyone have some pictures of the rear bumper bracket installation on the 1927 Coupe? I had posted this earlier, but the post disappeared. I saw someone had answered, but I did not have time at the moment to write down their contact info, and now the post and info are gone. Please DO NOT delete ...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 991

Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

And it sounds very nice, too! Congratulations!
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Model T Registry ?

I am in the Horseless Carriage Club, and our local group decided NOT to post lists of cars owned, because there were several attempts at burglaries (Fortunately all unsuccessful in our area) that have happened in the past. I do know one gentleman (in another state) who had a burglary and they remove...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Anyone have a good set of pics of exactly how the rear bumper brackets mount on the frame for a 1927 Coupe? These are the Ford brackets, but for the coupes that have a split rear bumper, for space for the spare tire. They are NOT the brackets that hold the bumper that covers the entire rear of the c...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Krud Kutter-Must for Rust vs Copper
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Krud Kutter-Must for Rust vs Copper

I have my vaporizer carb on my bench now, after taking it apart after being soaked in Evaporust. Evaporust does NOT attack the float, the brass parts, the copper parts, or anything else. It just removes the rust and leaves everything else untouched. This would be an ideal test for you to try E.R and...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2441

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

No, there is no acid or base to Evapo-Rust. It does not attack anything except rust, and it removes that chemically, not by eating it away like an acid would. It uses a chemical process called "Chelation" to remove rust. It does not matter how long you leave the part in the Evaporust. Once the rust ...
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

Something to keep in mind is that if you use 2 nickels, your car is worth 10 cents more than it was before!
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2441

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

In my opinion, Evapo-rust is one of the greatest inventions ever for restoration. You can put the most delicate metal parts in it, and after soaking for a day, take them out, wash the black power deposits off with a plastic or wire brush, and you cannot tell the part was ever rusty. This and "Kroil"...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Fords in the city

Thank you very much!
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to make more leg room in a coupe?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: How to make more leg room in a coupe?

Yes. There are instructions for doing this in the "Model T Service Bulletin Essentials" book. The seat base has 2 holes at the leading edge of the frame. You can move it back one hole if it is not already there. The second thing is removing the seat brace at the top of the seat back, where it interf...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Fords in the city

The first pic in the 4th group. "Flapper Wives" was released on February 23rd, 1924.
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Fords in the city

I second Norman's inquiry. I like to Google map places and see if I can find the intersections that had originally been photographed. Sometimes it's difficult due to changes, and other times in small towns, virtually NOTHING has changed, except the horse hitching posts are gone. Sometimes even the s...
by OilyBill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Fords in the city

I second Norman's inquiry. I like to Google map places and see if I can find the intersections that had originally been photographed. Sometimes it's difficult due to changes, and other times in small towns, virtually NOTHING has changed, except the horse hitching posts are gone. Sometimes even the s...
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How does this work?- Tapping machine
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: How does this work?- Tapping machine

Much larger than a Tapmatic machine. But those have the same 2 drive clutches, one forward, and one aft, just like this big boy. The advertisement mentions tapping 5/8" diameters, so this is a heavy duty unit. A Tapmatic has the same arrangement of clutches, but they are in a small tubular head. If ...
by OilyBill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1464

Re: Cotter pins tips

If you buy a cotter-pin extractor, especially one from Snap-On, you can have them out in 1 second, whether or not you straighten the ends. I've been using one for 40 years on aircraft. There is no argument or hesitation or fuss. No blood and no small cut off parts to retrieve.