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by OilyBill
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 15
Views: 720

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: 768

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: 570

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: 1178

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: 1311

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: 238

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: 238

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: 766

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: 809

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: 766

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: 1675

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: 459

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: 948

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: 660

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: 446

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: 891

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: 1062

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: 1397

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: 817

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: 202

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: 1407

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: 1434

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: 511

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: 1171

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: 149

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: 1434

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: 612

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: 285

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: 1600

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: 764

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: 395

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: 878

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: 612

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: 612

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: 834

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: 834

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: 612

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: 2127

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: 612

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: 612

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: 109

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: 794

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: 866

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: 612

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: 166

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: 2127

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: 1389

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: 2127

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: 910

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: 169

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: 910

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: 910

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: 910

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: 803

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: 1198

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.
by OilyBill
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford folks
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Ford folks

I like the 4th photo, where the guy has just broken his wrist from cranking.
by OilyBill
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: McLaren 30x3.5 Demountable Clinchers

My understanding is that Mark McLaren is still making the rims. The gentleman who took over the McLaren Wire Wheel business apparently still buys the rims he uses, from Mark McClaren. I need to contact Mark, but cannot find his phone number. I need 3 each 24" plain clincher rims for my 1910 Brush Ge...
by OilyBill
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system

12 volt coils don't run on 12 volts. I think they actually only run on 8 volts or so, and if you check, the car manufacturer uses a resister wire to power the coil, which drops the voltage from 12 to whatever actual value the coil is designed to run at. Same thing with 6 volt coils. I think they ac...
by OilyBill
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holly G disassembly
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Holly G disassembly

After reading the writings of Herbert Franklin (Franklin automobiles, who got his start by perfecting the die-casting process, which gave him the money to start building automobiles) the explanation is fairly simple. Die cast parts are made with zinc. The more zinc in the mix, the easier the part is...
by OilyBill
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system

12 volt coils don't run on 12 volts. I think they actually only run on 8 volts or so, and if you check, the car manufacturer uses a resister wire to power the coil, which drops the voltage from 12 to whatever actual value the coil is designed to run at. Same thing with 6 volt coils. I think they act...
by OilyBill
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Anyone Know Of Mulder Motor Sales In Coopersville, Michigan ?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: FJ - Anyone Know Of Mulder Motor Sales In Coopersville, Michigan ?

You can tell it was a small town, when his phone number was "2". I wonder if the Mayor's phone number was "1"
by OilyBill
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: starting an engine on a stand
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: starting an engine on a stand

BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN TO PIPE THE EXHAUST OUT OF THE AREA! Your body has 5 TIMES the affinity for Carbon Monoxide that it does for oxygen. If you can smell exhaust, you are taking in carbon monoxide, even if you are in fresh air. Your body will act as a selective filter, and pull in all the carbon m...
by OilyBill
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Topsy turvey-Old Phptp
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Topsy turvey-Old Phptp

I'm sure many of you have heard of the "Doctor's Coupe". This is just another example of a specialty coupe, but this one was the "Aerialist Coupe". Also known as a "Trapeze Artist Coupe" They were very limited production, available only on April 1, 1920, and only by special purchase by "Aerialists" ...
by OilyBill
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking leaf chain, help
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Seeking leaf chain, help

I was looking for some also, for use on a Ford Quadricycle replica. I found some in Europe, but they wanted $1600 for it. Not worth it for me. I'll just use regular chain and not worry about it. When it's moving, you can't tell the difference. In the Quadricycle plans set from the Early Ford Registr...
by OilyBill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 995

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

The smoke from the western U.S. fires has now crossed the Atlantic and reached England, Ireland and Denmark. It is visible on satellite weather pics from Oregon to Denmark.
by OilyBill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2558

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Glad everyone got out OK. That is the biggest thing!
Walt Rosenthal, who always advocated accessory brakes and was a big booster of them, died this way, in a car that did not have them.
Things could have been MUCH worse.
by OilyBill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shop coat wanted Ford
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Shop coat wanted Ford

I have my "Ford" shop coat that was a gift to each member of the Centennial Ford Tour in 2003. I believe Glen Chaffin helped sponsor that, but they were embroidered with the very early FORD logo and design, from the very first days of Ford, and I assume with the permission and assistance of the Ford...
by OilyBill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Model T cutaway video

Exceptional example, very well done!!
by OilyBill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1235

Re: dixie wide track

Brush Runabouts were also available in 60" tread.
by OilyBill
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: Bikers

The guy in the third pic, probably rode a LOT at night, and got tired of those puny type lamps.
by OilyBill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Also, it probably only cost them 25 cents to get it done. Ford Universal Service.
by OilyBill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bird Dogs Palace Runningboard carrier
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: WTB: Bird Dogs Palace Runningboard carrier

You should note that the dog is thinking; "SO! NOW I don't get to ride alongside you?!?!?! You can find your OWN birds, buddy-boy!! Or maybe you can take the cat with you next time!"
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bird Dogs Palace Runningboard carrier
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: WTB: Bird Dogs Palace Runningboard carrier

For those prices, it would be cheaper and better to just duplicate one from a picture. Any special sheet metal can be laser cut at any large sheet metal shop. Even with the laser cutting, you will still probably be under the cost of a rusty, beat up used one, that has loose cage pieces and missing p...
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: K.R.Wilson Main Bearing Reamer Standard Size NEW PRICE
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: K.R.Wilson Main Bearing Reamer Standard Size

Unfortunately, it will be pretty much useless, unless you can find a new NOS stock crankshaft to install it with. I have a complete KR Wilson T and A Overhaul machine, and it has all the standard Ford reamers. I don't anticipate ever using them, since every crank now is undersize by some amount. It ...
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kenosha
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

Re: Kenosha

If you are talking about Freistadt, I know it well. I grew up in that area, a lot of the people still spoke German into the 1970's. My father used to take me to Boehlke's Hardware to get stuff. When I was there in the 1960's, Boehlke's still sold cases of dynamite. Also beautiful horse saddles. Two ...
by OilyBill
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2211

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

As an auto hobbyist, I am PRAYING for the day that driverless cars make up the majority on the roads. A computer does NOT care what you are driving. You are a number algorithm, just like every other vehicle on the roads. They will take instant account of your presence, will always make the right dec...
by OilyBill
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 43
Views: 6074

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Being concerned about all the statements made about the hazards of acetylene and copper tubing, and being unable to find any reference to an acetylene explosions on an automobile using an acetylene gas system due to use of copper tubes in any of my early books on automobiles, (You would have expecte...
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Mark, I like your Coolidge sticker. Wish I could find one for Woodrow Wilson. A clever one, that is!
by OilyBill
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Chris, I am very impressed with what they did with Model T's, running them against Bugattis. Obviously they were very talented, and mechanically skillful, because the stock Model T was laughable when put up against a Bugatti, or any other high class French or German car, for that matter. If they wer...
by OilyBill
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 1162

Re: Gas tank repair thoughts/ideas

Clean it out as best you can, (wash out with some kind of detergent, or Simple Green, or equivalent. then rinse, then use some rubbing alcohol to get rid of the moisture, and THEN let it dry in the sun for a couple days.) When you are ready to apply the soldering iron (One of the old, big FAT ones, ...
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: A brand new 26

I just noticed that he also has the bumper option!
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: A brand new 26

Well, not only did the guy splurge on the wheels, but he also got the gypsy curtains on the windshield, and the deluxe boot for the top.
He's STYLIN!!!!!
I'm sure he was very proud. It could well have been his first ever really new car!
by OilyBill
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 2180

Re: Spark & Gas levers

This is a good set of posts on removing rods from the retainers. NOT one of Henry's better ideas. Same thing with the rivets that hold the upper quadrant in place in the steering post tube. Pure stupidity on Henry's part. I drill them out, tap the holes in the quadrant casting, and install 4 nickel ...
by OilyBill
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roller Cushion Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Roller Cushion Tires

A friend of mine took me for a ride on his International High-Wheeler, that had just been fitted with new hard rubber tires. (No Air) I thought it would probably ride OK on the dirt road from his house to the paved road, and then would be pretty bumpy. I was wrong. It was almost unnoticeable that th...
by OilyBill
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 4357

Re: So why so little interest?

Scott hit the nail right on the thumb!
by OilyBill
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: 1914 Body Bolts

Something else to keep in mind, is that even though Ford started moving assembly lines on component production, the last thing to go to the moving assembly line was body mounting. You can see many pictures of them putting Model T bodies on the chassis, but OUTSIDE THE FACTORY WALLS. This was because...
by OilyBill
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Battery charger

Look for one of the new ones that has an anti-sulfation or "Recondition" feature. Repeated heavy discharges and recharges will kill a battery that is not made for them, very quickly. Take a look at the "CTEK" brand. Made in Sweden, and has excellent reviews. I bought a "CTEK" one for my motorcycle b...
by OilyBill
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

The first thing I do with any carb is plunk it in a small pail of EvapoRust. That includes brass and aluminum carbs. That takes care of all the rust. Then I disassemble from there. Getting rid of the rust first makes disassembly a LOT easier. When you put the penetrating oil on it, it can actually g...
by OilyBill
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Eckler's???
Replies: 13
Views: 1749

Re: Eckler's???

I have been trying to get through to them for 2 months, on an issue with a 1927 Coupe headliner. I called so many times and waited so long on hold each time, that my cell phone provider bumped me up to the next data plan, (MORE MONEY!) because I burnt through all my telephone minutes. I was more tha...
by OilyBill
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 701

26/27 Window regulator question

I have the window regulators that I removed from a 1927 Coupe. I notice that the "Roller" on the end of the actuating arm does not move. Shouldn't this rotate so it doesn't wear in the window track? Is there supposed to be a roller attached to it somehow? It would seem to me that with raising and lo...
by OilyBill
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 2337

Re: 1908 Buick

Personally, I would be VERY glad to read your posts on this restoration. I love Model T's, but it is very nice to see OTHER projects, especially when they are of relatively obscure cars. (Not that Buick is obscure, but seeing the really OLD ones IS OBSCURE. You never see them) It is very interesting...
by OilyBill
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: Update on accident

Thanks for the update! A lot of people are interested in this story, and have been following it.
by OilyBill
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How to get to older forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: How to get to older forums?

Thanks very much! That is exactly what I was looking for!
BIll
by OilyBill
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 2194

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

Dave, if you install 1/4-24 screws, I doubt you will even notice anything installing them. They will screw right in. The .006" difference between them is invisible when you take regular tolerances into account. :D
by OilyBill
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting video from 1929
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Interesting video from 1929

Awesome video! When I flew over to China, I kept a watch out my airplane window, looking for ships. When the Titanic sank, one of the things that struck me when you read the accounts, is that there were SO MANY OTHER THIPS OUT THERE. Titanic had replies from about 8 ships, all at a distance of less ...
by OilyBill
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: How to get to older forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

How to get to older forums?

I am trying to find the forums for 2010, specifically the ones dealing with a home-built crank type coil tester and adjuster, I think from the November 2010 forums. How to I get to them?
by OilyBill
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 2194

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

It is true that 1/4"-24 is an odd thread, but it is STILL a standard thread. It has also long been referred to by bikers as the "Harley Bastard Thread", which, as both a machinist and a biker, has made me chuckle. If you have a Machinery's Handbook, and you look up different threads, you will find 1...
by OilyBill
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3298

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

My personal opinion is "Ejection from a vehicle is ALWAYS worse than staying in it." A few years back, a Model A was cutoff during a high-speed chase, by the fleeing driver. The car rolled. The driver was OK, because he had the steering wheel to hang onto, which he did, just barely. His wife, in the...
by OilyBill
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Holley Vaporizer

When I opened up my vaporizer, the exhaust side of the heat plate was black with soot. The gas side was clean and shiny. I don't think you should have any deposits on the fuel side, or it would indicate a leak.
by OilyBill
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a T
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: Buying a T

Check on here often. Also, join a local Model T Club, if there is one. Many times older members would rather their cars go to a younger person who will enrich the hobby, rather than just get the highest price for their car, and see it stored away by some collector, rather than used. They can't affor...