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by Matt in California
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't you love it when?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Don't you love it when?

Love this! Thanks for posting this Jeff!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

A member contacted me regarding a Buzz saw that they are building. He was looking for some info, so I thought I would post it hear and get others input. First here is some other examples of Model T Buzz saws: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/551591.html?1435189210 Info on Model T Governor...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 1861

Re: New Tool

Mike,
Please send me information on your tool.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Martynn,
Work hardening is a real thing. Vibrations from the engine can make copper very brittle over time. What happens the copper will start annealed, but the vibrations over time make it very hard and brittle. Perhaps your smooth running car makes it last longer.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

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by Matt in California
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

Dan,
Thanks for your response! Very neat concept. I wonder how good they worked. Unfortunately I only have the one and no hub for the bearings.

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I took Wayne's advice, except I watched spaghetti westerns as I gave my self a holiday from work. Also, I have enjoyed reading peoples responses on this thread. I feel a bit like the hero in theses westerns- out numbered. It seems to me there are basically three ways to understand the quote: Option ...
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: I need help identifying this wheel

Jeff,
I agree it does look like some sort of demountable conversion. Has anyone seen one? Does anybody have more information?

Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Thanks David,
Yes, I was in the category of never doing it before. Not all bearings are the same. Modern cars have sealed bearings:)

Thanks to all for the input!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying this wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 379

I need help identifying this wheel

I got this wheel with the interesting hub along with a bunch other Model T wheels. Can anyone explain this to me?
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Thanks!
Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 793

”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I was looking up something and it quoted that Henry Ford made the famous color statement according to his autobiography. I had always heard on this forum there was no evidence that Ford said this. I found the following in his autobiography. See page 45 of the following: https://pdfbooks.co.za/librar...
by Matt in California
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

I use Green Grease for everything greased on my Ts. See: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Grease-101-Waterproof-Temperature/dp/B004Y06YT8 I have never seen this grease on any model T part that is greased before I use it so it is a good verification that I did it:) And assuming I cleaned everything prior...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Matt... I get $275 for a set when I provide the cores. This is one of those days I wish I could go back in bed before I got up this morning! Not to mention I ruined the two inner races, I’m feeling like I’m coming down with a cold. I hope this will help someone. That is as education of what NOT to ...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1526

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Steve, Sorry to hear about how much trouble you are having. I am imagine as others have said it is likely a engine problem. But when I listen to it you say it reminds me of the first time I got my very first Model T engine running. It was on the chassis and been sitting out for sometime. I believe t...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Scott, Oops! Thanks for the FYI! This is why I asked first! I didn’t read Steve’s post until I was done and when others mentioned heat I took it to mean that the part would not be reused. In my understanding heat would change the metallurgy properties. James, how much does a set like that cost? Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Wow! Thanks for all the help! I decided to start with a old wheel I had. I used David’s advice. I believe at Bakersfield I picked up the tool in a box of stuff. AF0D0C3C-5F3D-4764-B317-E39F1E177758.jpeg It was easy as butter to get it out. But I can see it is not the best bearing! Good thing this wh...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Thanks for everyone’s input! This is what I did: Heat source- angle grinder. 746A89C5-49FD-4D84-BAB3-D6AA63769D94.jpeg Large monkey wrench was then able to move it... 7FEE265D-F435-4FB1-8E18-ABD24F73F78B.jpeg But that didn’t help in getting it off. But I found the flat spots that Steve mentioned. 03...
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

Is this normal?
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Thanks!
Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Simple question: How do you grease the inside front wheel bearings?

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify the seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Can anyone identify the seat?

Thanks Henry! I think that you are correct. The arch back of the seat really supports your though.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify the seat?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Can anyone identify the seat?

I acquired this seat with a bunch of other Model T stuff in a lot. I was trying to identify it. The bottom is about 34 inches wide and 18 inches deep. The back is about 34 inches wide and 24 inches tall. AFAF815E-2F10-4CF5-A6AD-563C436C89AD.jpeg 4A9074A7-3413-4B74-B16D-1FC8B2E88E30.jpeg D24C2F49-FC7...
by Matt in California
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: reducing 12v to 6v
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: reducing 12v to 6v

I have used wire like Hank above. I have also used a resistor (see picture). Depending on the current draw resistance values may need to be changed. A voltage divider with equal value resistors would be problematic for something drawing a lot of current. If the Horn drives around 1 Amp at 6 volts, a...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: 1926 Fordor Body

Wow! This is such a nice body. I would love to have a Fordor! I hope someone decides to buy it so I can sleep at night.

Boy, I have never wanted someone else to get something I am so interested in. If it was mine. I would keep it as is exempt paint over the color to match the black.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Perry,
I know that the line can be plugged. It sounds like you had to really tear down the engine!

Before I do that I was wondering if there is a easy way to verify that it is plugged?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Now I have a question:

Before I put the inspection cover back on. I wanted to verify that the oil line is working. I put some oil actually 2 quarts in the reservoir of the oil pan. I hand cranked it and didn’t see any oil come out the oil line.

Do you have any advice?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Here is my fix. 70D300AC-D3C5-428E-A6ED-A8EFEEB31A02.jpeg What a pain to do this from the bottom side of the engine! Fortunately it was only number two and number three cylinders. I couldn’t have done it for the number four cylinder. I’m used to the later for drip pan engines. I can see how much of ...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

This is a better photo of the issue I was trying to see if anyone can figure out earlier.
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Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Thanks for all the input on these split ring rims! I understand: No Ford parts here. Yet! I am still going through the stack. It looks like I will get an education! As Wayne mentioned I don't have a set. The first style I have three rims, five rings, one split rim. The second style I have two rims o...
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Wind wings

I just noticed the markings on the claps: "Eas-A-Just Sunset Specialty Co."
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If anyone has interest please make an offer.
Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco

John,
Is your part also made by Champion Wind Shield? If so what are the measurements?

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Exhibit B This one I have the wood in the hub inside. I don’t know if the wood or hub is original to the rim. (I actually have two of the rims.) The sizes the same 25 inch diameter that takes a 32 x 3 1/2” tire. This is very similar to the above, but the grove is rounded on the bottom as opposed to ...
by Matt in California
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

Dale, Thanks for your response! I’m starting from knowing zero about these. I will post the most complete set first. For the type I have three rims five rings and one split rim. So this means I have only one complete. (What I’m realizing is what I have is literally a mix match of lots of parts. But ...
by Matt in California
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

I need help identifying detachable and split rims and wheels.

I purchased a number of items including the stack of split rims: 8F4472D2-9027-45A3-A942-CBC7B43EF9DE.jpeg Here is a rim with with two detachable rings: F54529C5-0301-4948-A844-1EEC68DC4C1B.jpeg This wheel has a hub larger than the Ford TT cap. I am not sure if the hub Or woodwork goes with this rim...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early engine blocks free
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: FS early engine blocks free

I am interested. I will send you a PM mail
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nelson Timer?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Nelson Timer?

Obviously $75.

If you don't believe me, post it and someone will pay you that:)

But I am happy to pay you $5.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford numerology on Model T & A hoods
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Ford numerology on Model T & A hoods

I asked my dad to look for a hood in our pile of parts for my friends new Model AA. Our discussion went from the differences between 28/29 to 30/31. My dad proceeded to measure a number of Model A & T hoods. This is what we discovered regarding the length from front to back: 1930-31 ~30-31 inches 19...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco

John, Thanks for sharing that this is desirable. I would be up to passing it on to someone else, but my goal would be more in line with getting the correct window. This has the short arms on it and I need long arms. I could use these as the simply unscrew. I am wondering if anyone has any informatio...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Wind wings

Cameron, Thanks for sharing your picture! I agree the do honor your car well!

I still have these parts available. Perhaps if you don't want to pay me you could trade me your ECCT:) That is what I am raising money for at the moment.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

Maybe I missed it, but could someone please post Dan's needle bearings price and how to order them?

Thanks,
Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Wind wings

Here are spare original plate glass. I’m not sure if it’s worth shipping to you as templates. Make me an offer words of my time to send it to you. 29B0B481-9502-4143-A10A-156A4254D9A8.jpeg These are probably not wind wings. But if you know what they are and would want original beveled glass let me k...
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Wind wings

I may want to keep these but feel free to make me an offer. Again if you don’t want the glass I could ship just the parts.
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by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Wind wings

I also have this orphan clamp (make offer).
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by Matt in California
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Wind wings

Here is an original set. I was thinking of keeping this, but want to raise money for a ECCT. I am asking $350 plus shipping for this original item. Note: This is missing one clamp that connects to the windshield bracket. If you don’t want the glass it should easily fit in a flat rate box ($13). Plea...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Matt, I probably have about $275-$325 all in on this project . . . not too bad for a shop-tool type HCCT. I bought some components a couple of years ago, so hard to come up with an exact figure. Joseph, This looks amazing! You are showing the work of a true craftsman. It makes me tempted to make on...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 1798

Re: tripple gear bushings

Jeff,
I would like to get the bearing material tested. I might be able to at the local university materials lab. Let me know if you are game for sending me a sample. If so I will check to see if it is possible.

Thanks,

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

Joseph,
Everything looks nice. How much $ do you have in the project at this point?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home-Built HCCT Project
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Home-Built HCCT Project

I like the start. Looking forward to the process photos and info!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Information Wanted: Champion Wind Shield MFG Co San Francisco

I picked up this windshield with a bunch of other stuff. It looks like it could fit on Model T. But obviously other cars of that era. When I did a Google search I could only find one reference to this company. It was from 1911. The article mentioned how this company was among the budding companies i...
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Friction Shocks Edward V Hartford Type 106
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Friction Shock Edward V Hartford Type 106

Do you wanna make it clear that this is a single shock. The title was plural.
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running Board Canteen Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Running Board Canteen Holder

At first I was thinking maybe it was to hold something besides the canteen/water. But with the ability to turn it to pour. I figured it must be for water. Evidently the strap over the top which is now rotten would hold it from turning while driving :-) Wayne, I could bend it. But I was kind of wonde...
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Friction Shocks Edward V Hartford Type 106
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Friction Shocks Edward V Hartford Type 106

$125 plus shipping. Fits in flat rate box. Please email me if you are interested.
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by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONTENAC Model T Valve Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: FRONTENAC Model T Valve Cover

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Please take note of the modifications as seen in the photos.
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FRONTENAC Model T Valve Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 195

FRONTENAC Model T Valve Cover

Up for sale is this valve cover. Please see all photos. Please email me if you are interested $90 plus shipping. 9EA202F4-7618-4928-996C-06CCC1E05B2D.jpeg C973E375-2D8C-475C-92F4-E919D5A66F54.jpeg DDB31FD2-570F-47BB-9575-D798518705A4.jpeg 34711887-809F-44A8-9AF1-564BDE6861DF.jpeg 3467817A-B651-4100-...
by Matt in California
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running Board Canteen Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Running Board Canteen Holder

I picked up this running board holder and had a canteen that fits: 6A6DF119-239C-4617-8F8A-A471E018E1FC.jpeg B3325DB5-651D-41EE-95B1-2CDE36751C02.jpeg The canteen has a 1918 date on it. The holder is a bit wide and just a bit short. I am sure that I could force the canteen down. Ever see one of thes...
by Matt in California
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Barn find, or better?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn find, or better?

"The wife is now certain I’m nuts and have gone completely off the deep end. No more speculation is necessary. I have no comeback for that assessment." .... An interesting find was this medical book from 1867. And in surprisingly good condition. 0AD60A34-6071-4A5D-BA30-6578A51DDDF2.jpeg 24358337-25...
by Matt in California
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Barn find, or better?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Barn find, or better?

Jeff, Awesome! I hope that you get an engine that works for you! I have felt blessed recently with good deals! The last one was someone who bought a home and had to play extra thousands of dollars to buy model T parts and other junk (i mean treasures). He has been selling some stuff and just wanted ...
by Matt in California
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I’m not trying to change the purpose of Matt G’s original post about his great Model T buzz saw – I love it... Rich, Actually I think your comments are in line with my purpose. Namely, to discuss everything on this old contraption. I really appreciate your insight, research and sharing! When I got ...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Perry, Thanks for the warning about villains;) All, My plan is to just use the stand for testing the engine. The saw requires a belt, so it will not accidentally start turning. Here is the inside of the crank inspection plate: 2D35E5F4-218A-4406-A024-734F7C8954AE.jpeg (The fresh oil on the cardboard...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Here is the inside of the transmission: 87947668-A342-4ACB-A919-D6A1C8A5E8B0.jpeg The inside of the transmission looks very nice as well! The spark plugs from the inside looked like they were off my rebuilt engine. The top side the threads were rusted off in places. Through the spark hole things loo...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I opened the inspection covers in the valves look very nice:
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I’m guessing that this is probably set for 40+ years.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I might be going blind but i see no table on that saw?? You should check the iron pile where you bought the saw.Bud. Bud, You are correct. This would be very difficult to use without a table. When I return I will see if the table is there, but it seems clear it was removed long ago. I happened to h...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

David, Yeah I am sure that OSHA would be excited to see this! They may have concerns that the belt is exposed, but besides that it should pass with flying colors! Especially when it works as intended cutting of limbs. Wayne, Thanks for the details. I am leaning towards slowly collecting parts that g...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Very nice Matt! I cant seem to find anything like that around here. Dallas. Your winter will be colder than mine, so you need to find one! I got this from someone who had purchased a house but the occupant was a model T & A enthusiast and was hoarding a large amount of parts. He refused to move unt...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I picked this just in time for wood cutting season! 8C24AEF1-0137-478C-A6B1-DE150FAABF9F.jpeg 9627E6DF-6097-4056-86C1-94774F652F25.jpeg EE02F769-D31C-4CBA-9406-B99E01FC5438.jpeg I like the throttle and timing leaver. ABF1BE96-A71D-4EE7-9D40-0875098F052F.jpeg Year of engine. A6E11033-FF72-4C11-A8AC-5...
by Matt in California
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards

Yeah, it is all about what you are looking for. When you are looking for it you can't find it cheap:)

Matthew
by Matt in California
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB TT hub puller
Replies: 2
Views: 169

WTB TT hub puller

Checking to see if anyone has a good TT rear hub puller and I wants to sell. Otherwise I will buy a new one.

Thanks,

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Beacon Light spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: WTB Beacon Light spark plugs

Well it looks like no one has any. So I will need to send you my address and you can send those to me so you don't have a half set.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards

Kevin, I will have to look at that. All, Thanks for your insight. In short, what I hear is unless I really need it this stuff is not worth much and I shouldn't waste my time even if it is given to me. The reason that this caught my attention was that this is early stuff. I am more familiar with the ...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 32
Views: 1718

Re: Napa tour - bummer

I am surprised that no one said the cause is l-i-o spelled backwards!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards
Replies: 11
Views: 698

ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards

I have to chance to buy these parts, but I really have no need of them. I am curious what you see from the photos? And the price you would consider is reasonable for this. In reality, I don't want to get a pile of parts that is bigger than my marriage can handle. Front Right fender: year, $ Front Le...
by Matt in California
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 4424

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Steve Jelf wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 pm
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Reinstalled the oil sight tube.
Steve do you turn off the petcocks after you look, just in case?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 4424

Re: What have you done to your T in August

This Spring in Bakersfield I bought a horn. The front hole on the bracket was torn out and someone had braised it. I should’ve got a picture of it before I started. But here are the progress photos: 6519A825-B19D-46C6-A574-7E61ED5DB73E.jpeg 16D00F17-AAEB-4150-8157-FD660D241A0F.jpeg As you can see I ...
by Matt in California
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: Need photo TT truck lower steering column mount

Here is what I have. I am not sure if it is correct.
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I will let viewers determine if it is correct for TT.

Yes, I got this on a project car and the linkage is not Ford. I hope to replace it eventually.

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Penny shims
Replies: 22
Views: 1306

Re: Penny shims

I will sell you some shims for a buck :lol:
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2112

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

As for the cars history, it came from Golden Colorado. It was owned by dynamite Bill Williams. He built roads up in the mountains around Golden, Colorado. His wife would haul dynamite up to where he was working in the 1913 Roadster. They pulled off the right door and threw it away so she could more...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Justin,
Thanks for sharing that. It is hard to say what era that came from, but I imagine it has to be old... Now you can print out the newspaper clipping and show people how controversial this was!

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Does anyone have pictures of what placards (ie era bumper stickers) looked like?

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Universal touring six speed transmission.......
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Universal touring six speed transmission.......

I have the “4 speed “ version (low and direct) of this made by “Universal “ in my ‘13 touring. Works well. Not quite as nice to shift as a Ruckstell. It has a FULL neutral, which is nice for crank starting. I have small drum AC brakes and lined parking brakes so I’m OK for stopping Les thanks for s...
by Matt in California
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

So I read one side and turned it over.
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Hey what is this tidbit about offensive placards?
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Enjoy,
Matt;)
by Matt in California
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

First, I have to tell you the story. I am a collector. More specifically a packrat. I come by rightly as it is in my blood. My family is literally pack rats. What did we not collect? Date nails, bottles, and insulators, coins (even 1982 pennies because they were 100% copper), stamps, lanterns, basic...
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2112

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

Glen,
I am so glad to hear that you are getting your '13 T on the road and humble enough to ask questions with all your experience!

I think that you should share the story of your 13 T. How long you worked on the project, etc?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: TT prices

Brent,
I like both of your trucks! I do know what you mean about projects and having time to spend with family. But I love rust so your $1000 truck would be more attractive to me:)

Arthur thanks for posting that truck!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate
Replies: 14
Views: 960

Re: 5 times increase in thermosyphon rate

If you have an old engine that is overheating and needs a rebuild why not give it a try!
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: Factory frame identification

Thanks Kevin! That answers my question.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: Factory frame identification

In California the DMV states "This form (REG 31) is used only by authorized DMV and Auto Club employees, DMV licensed vehicle verifiers , California Highway Patrol (CHP) and other peace officers, when performing a physical inspection of a vehicle or trailer vehicle identification number (VIN) and o...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: TT prices

I decided to buy a TT chassis: 2CAF1E7C-8332-4627-B2CB-3834B9FE8380.jpeg Besides the purple engine it has some other features, including a distributor: 4B726768-A28D-4EF8-A8AE-2C7C4171ABD0.jpeg Any guesses on the carburetor? The seller likes to play with antique engines. He said it costed $30. It al...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question IDing year on TT frame and other parts
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Question IDing year on TT frame and other parts

I was doing a little research on TTs and had a bit of challenge finding things. First I went the the MTFCA online Encyclopedia. Great resource, but I am not finding the TT info. (Also on the production numbers I don't see pickups listed: https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/fdprod.htm I assume the truck is...
by Matt in California
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: TT prices

Forest, I really like your T. Did you make your bed? I like the ideas of letting air out/removing tires... But that would likely mean I wouldn't drive it much. It looks like the former owner of Henry Petrino's TT had the same problem with height and solved it! vbghy.jpg This was posted here: https:/...
by Matt in California
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: TT prices

George and Jim, Thanks for your help!!! I can see why TT are not for everyone. I measured my garage. It is 82 inches (6' 10"). I thought that would be enough. I will have to see what I end up with in regard to a TT. I was looking into how to raise the clearance of the door. That looks like too much ...
by Matt in California
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: TT prices

TT Height
As I move forward with the TT I have two questions related to a comment above:
What is the height of a Ford C-Cab TT?
What is the height of a Ford Closed Cab TT?

Thanks! This will help me plan as I move forward.

Matthew
by Matt in California
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Model TT
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: 1926 Model TT

I like your dump truck!

I see that you got your TT in the garage. I need to know how tall a TT is. Would you mind measuring the minimum clearance needed to get through the door?

Thanks!

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

Re: TT prices

Thanks! I love MTFCA. I appreciate everyone's insight! (I never feel like everyone has to agree, just freely share our thoughts in an agreeable way.) I feel like prices for Ts really havn't changed much in the last 10 years since I got in the hobby. Perhaps a little up and down. Wow! $25K for a TT. ...
by Matt in California
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

TT prices

I decided to do some research on TT prices... Here is what I found: MTFCA Forum $12,000 asking 6/26/19 RHD Model TT wood cab parade truck https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4795 $2,500 OBO Sold 5/22/19 1927 closed cab "Short Ton Truck" hand crank Galion dump bed https://www.mtfca.com/p...
by Matt in California
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Thanks so much!!!

I have nothing but kind words for you.

Matthew
by Matt in California
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obituary - John Lemon
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Obituary - John Lemon

A year ago I did an inspection for a car locally that John was looking into buying. What a great guy!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage
Replies: 26
Views: 2126

Re: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage

Steven,
Thanks for posting! Erik is great!

Please tell me about your coils when your crankshaft broke. I have a theory that mismatched dwell time could contribute to two-piece crankshaft memberships.

Matthew
by Matt in California
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3124

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Gene, I am sure that pink paint would improve the speed of my car! The body of my car is rusty so paint would likely improve the aerodynamics:) I agree a small change could close the gap of a few seconds or minutes. Things like like who had passengers would make a big change. It would be nice to kno...
by Matt in California
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pair of model T snowmobile skis and spindles for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Pair of model T snowmobile skis and spindles for sale

Wow Tim!
Now I got the photos for free! May I get the skis for free too?

If I didn't live in such a sunny part of the world I would love to get a pair and make a snow mobile!

Matt