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by Matt in California
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Parts cabinet

It sounds like it is too new for you. How about I give you $40 and your send it to me:)
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

John,
Thanks for the info on the color LED. I would like to make this an option on the printed circuit board. Could you send me information on the wiring connections?

Thanks!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 PIE WAGON $12,000.
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: 1912 PIE WAGON $12,000.

Looks like a good deal! Why don’t you get it?
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway video
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Model T cutaway video

Wow! That is a lot more work than just restoring a engine!
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

What a treat to see the posts! I missed an earlier post and didn't realize there are new posts. Luke, Thanks for your insight. I will probably do my experimenting with actual PCB. They are only $2 each plus $5 to add parts and the cost of the parts. I know someone who got a board done and was surpri...
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

Busy week! Thanks for everyone's comments! The saga continues... In short I enjoy Model T people and have yet hit it off with watch people. Update on my end. I found a new forum on Facebook (I use this forum 100x what I do Facebook... and don't really like facebook, but ended up adding a bunch of cl...
by Matt in California
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

It looks like the reason is obvious to all of you and maybe even me in hindsight. The forum is actually a part of a website. I was able to go on to another computer and enjoy the website. The website looks like it’s purpose is to charge people on training watchmaker. I found there was a statement th...
by Matt in California
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 560

I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

First, I will say one reason I am posting this is I am really glad for MTFCA forum after this experience. I do understand that we get spammer/scammers on this forum and weed them out. But I hope it never gets to what I experienced on another forum. Yesterday I bought some metal draw cabinets. My int...
by Matt in California
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Magneto Tester - Half Price
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Magneto Tester - Half Price

Nice way to celebrate labor!
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Mike, Your comments are appreciated! I will also say that in the handful of words there is a lot of wisdom packed in there! Yes the "opportunities" to learn are many more in this project. Steve, I am building this open source. When it is more stable anyone could take the files and have the PCB board...
by Matt in California
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I am working on making a PCB. Attached you will see a schematic and PCB layout. I believe the schematic is close to where we want it. The PCB needs lots of work but gives the general idea, I just didn’t want to go too far without getting feedback on the schematic. You will see that I have tried to l...
by Matt in California
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909 Early, 1910-1011, 1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assemblies***
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: ***1909 Early, 1910-1011, 1911-1913 Drive Shaft Assemblies***

What a service you are doing for the Model T community!

Thanks so much!
by Matt in California
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

From my experience and others here a heavier press is needed. I am curious how many ton press is needed?

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 5208

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

Steve, my apologies, I thought you were joking. I appreciate you sharing your experience and wisdom. I have seen where the cotter pins wiggle so much they wear most of the way through the head. It doesn’t seem like the best practice. But here is the quote chapter and verse! 40A2C8DD-6F8E-432D-B305-C...
by Matt in California
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Chaffin's sounds like the way to go! I was just happy that they delivered the axles to Bakersfield last year. Here are the tools I bought/used. I didn’t have instructions. But you can guess use. 36B07F17-7417-4D14-9DD0-A765650C6507.jpeg 76103B8E-FE61-47D2-9929-685B514F8EE2.jpeg I used one gear to av...
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Speaking of lots of things to do with these axles. Back in the day Plomb tool company use to forge tools out of the axles! "In 1922 the insignificant wrench line was expanded. The few wrenches made at that time were made out of Model T Ford axles which were suitable in size and analysis for the comp...
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Ignacio, When I removed the gears off of mine, I tried to use a press like yours. No success. I used a cut off saw and they seemed to come off fairly easy. Same press, same jack. All I could conclude was the heat from the cut off saw made it easier. Putting them on, I used oil... For press, I bought...
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2610

Re: TT Racing.

I needed a good belly laugh!!!
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 5208

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

Steve, Your comment about reinstalling the cotter pins was my laugh for the day. The cotter pins do really well sitting there in the head of the bolt. :lol: Gorden, I havn't been real clear. I don't intend to use the saw. I don't plan to hook up a belt and the shaft is actually rusted in place at th...
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 5208

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

Today I got the engine started. I believe it was likely the first time in 40 years. The engine was not hard to start. It wasn’t any more difficult than starting my car! I primed it and cranked a couple times then it started. It took a bit to understand the levers, but as soon as I did it worked perf...
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: 13/14 rear end housings

I’m interested!

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1 cylinder model t motor
Replies: 14
Views: 2118

Re: 1 cylinder model t motor

That is very cool. Let me know if you sold it.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

Thanks for the advice. I added the electronic fuel shutoff because sometimes the float sticks and gas floods down. I want it as a part of the key switch to avoid the case of turn off the fuel at every stop. Is there any good way of using the key switch to run accessories from the battery like you do...
by Matt in California
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

Today I did what I wanted to do for a very long time- I installed a 12 volt fuel shutoff valve. I connected everything up and decided to connect the power to the bottom of the 1926 coil box. It works, but I realized that that now I am switching between the Battery/Magneto. My concern is that the mag...
by Matt in California
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

Bingo Jim!

The vertical wrist pins are even cut before welded. With wrist pins hardened, depending on tools at hand, that could be a bit of work to cut!

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

Steve,
Good eye! I hadn’t tested/notice the difference in threads.
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Yes, only the tapered threaded one (on right) works.

The photos should answer some thoughts/questions mentioned.

Matthew
by Matt in California
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 836

A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

Recently a 90 year man informed me he is clearing out his shop. I originally meet him at a garage sale. He had lots of Blacksmiths tools from his grandfather that purchased. In WWII the blacksmith worked at the Navy yards and evidently was recognized for a few (tool?) designs. His grandfather also h...
by Matt in California
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: The Hunter Model T starter

Les Schubert wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:11 pm
I have one (at least the engine part). Haven’t installed it yet
Wow Les
Now your car is worth three times as much :lol:
Or at least when you get it working...
Matt!
by Matt in California
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

The Hunter Model T starter

Has anyone see or used one of these?
The Hunter Starter.JPG
I image they must not have been too good or we would see more.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2871

Re: Accident today

Richard, Sorry to hear about the accident! Thank God no one was seriously injured. It is good to hear that you may only have trouble with the fenders/front axle and possibly the frame. At this point your front fenders are better than the ones I have set aside for my Fordor project. Don't toss them. ...
by Matt in California
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommendations for rebuilding coils
Replies: 18
Views: 1861

Re: Recommendations for rebuilding coils

I’ve done my own, using home made testers (recently FACT). But looking at those coils and hearing the price I have to say that I am tempted to get a set done professionally!

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

As a side note, I did run into an issue with the OLED display. The display module I got was not from Adafruit, so it took a bit of time to figure out how to use the Adafruit libraries with the display. The display had a sample to use the U8gx library, but the library is a bit bizarre to use unless ...
by Matt in California
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford 800 series tractor hubs fit Model T spindle
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Ford 800 series tractor hubs fit Model T spindle

Kevin,
One could use a T bearing on the outside and you are good to go;) The advantage, if you can call it that, of tractor hubs is there are no brakes.

Amazing how things did change much on the front hubs for a good part of 50 years!

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford 800 series tractor hubs fit Model T spindle
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Ford 800 series tractor hubs fit Model T spindle

I image this is no news to many of you more experienced gear heads, but I found this interesting. My dad had pulled two hubs off 800 series ~1954 tractor yeas ago and when I was discussing the price of Model T wire wheel hubs he pulled these out. 9113B261-A93C-450B-929C-724FBE79D86F.jpeg I ended up ...
by Matt in California
Sat May 30, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Steve, It puts a big smile on my face to see your set up! Nicely done! I like the box that you put it in! I think it was a great idea to use the breakout board with the Aurdino Nano. It was a real hassle for me to try to solder and fit everything in. I didn’t even accomplish the capacitor test in my...
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Barry, I was hoping that someone would take a detailed look at the code that I hobbled together. Your response shows that you paid attention to details and yes I (not Luke) left some things for you to find. Item 1: capturing more samples than what was intended Thanks for pointing this out. Each samp...
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Need help identifying top bow saddle

Thanks Allan,
This has been a real education. Now the challenge is finding a way to make a set!

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCHRADER VALVE Screw Driver
Replies: 1
Views: 361

SCHRADER VALVE Screw Driver

I picked this up recently. I am sure if you found this on EBay the seller would claim that it is rare ;) FDD5B26C-8B6D-4376-915C-08680A146F23.jpeg (I see at the angle of the photo it is not clear that it is a screw driver, but rest assured it is.) 7363415E-2CA8-4FAF-B90D-EF741363618B.jpeg The guy wh...
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Need help identifying top bow saddle

I didn’t realize that this would be so complicated. Would this work on my 1926 touring? I don’t have a top to check.
Matt
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is June's California "T" Tour doing enough to protect against Covid-19?
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Is June's California "T" Tour doing enough to protect against Covid-19?

Steve, You are correct! This was on topic until you posted;) Perhaps each day you could rotate who is “COVID positive”. That person would keep track of anytime someone is less then 6 feet of them, touches an object that then touch, use the restroom that they use, etc. The next day the violators will...
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Need help identifying top bow saddle

I also got this brass pump with it. The guy who sold it, 87 years old, said this pump was on his grandpas TT.
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It has a leg flip down. It is not Ford, but it is working.

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed May 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying top bow saddle
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Need help identifying top bow saddle

I got this saddle and thought I would pass it along, but couldn’t figure out what it fit. Any ideas?
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Thanks,
Matt
by Matt in California
Tue May 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1316

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

I like to learn something every day. For those, like me, who never saw the ball peen gasket making here is a good example:
https://youtu.be/QvoI6A73fi0

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue May 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T and Model A Engine Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Model T and Model A Engine Swap

I am not sure on all the details for an engine swap. I think it is more common to put a Model T body on a Model A chassis. But I don’t know what crowds either have a market for...

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun May 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1316

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

Mark
I know gaskets are cheap, but I like the idea if I am in a pinch. (And if I just need a gasket shipping can be expensive.)

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun May 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1316

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:11 am
Make your own out of a cereal box. ;)
I have never tried that! Does it work well?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun May 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1364

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

There are a number of John Wayne movies. I can’t find the one with Gabby Hayes. I really like that one But I did find:
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https://youtu.be/m0DXctDJbCQ

I like model Ts, but I prefer horse drawn stage coaches.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat May 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1364

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

Thanks for the info James.

I found this on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ptKQOudhJYg

I wonder how many people think that it was a error that the driver came out from the passengers side by of the car!

Matt
by Matt in California
Mon May 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6229

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar #3

Erick,
Nice tool! Similar to the one that I made out of a Model T frame. What metal did you make it from?

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat May 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6229

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar #3

I agree that it was very informative webinar!

Thanks Mike for all the work that you put into sharing about the time-to-fire method of tuning coils and putting together the webinar!

Thanks MTFCA admins and board for putting this together.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revised Webpage of MTFCA
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Revised Webpage of MTFCA

Ten thumbs up from me!
by Matt in California
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6229

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Great I idea Mike!

I am interested. I imagine no matter when you have it some will not be able to attend. Is it possible to have a recording? I know this is a feature on Zoom, but might require the paid version.

Thanks for offering.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

For those wanting the code, here it is. I will likely make a few mistakes in this post and edit it if there is any mistakes or things are not clear. When you try this code, please post a response about your experience. Tests Single Spark Test 9FE6C316-9E61-4263-A0BA-AACFA240F7A2.jpeg Enter the "sing...
by Matt in California
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Charlie, you are funny! It is my goal that this would be simple enough for more people to have and use. I did get the capacitor test working. Here it is with a good replacement capacitor with the graph: A2BE3F52-52F2-4DCE-8C35-6A86A2ECA514.jpeg And now more details: 408582E6-A7CB-485A-B260-E681F9D54...
by Matt in California
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diferences between 26and27
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Diferences between 26and27

Donald, Somethings are better documented than others. But in general at the start of 1926 model year there were even some cars that came with wood wheels and black paint. But for the most part you saw wire wheels and color cars in 1926. Then in 1927 evidently you could choose any model in any color....
by Matt in California
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Update: After some work I was able to get the FACT electronics in the box. FACTO 1.jpeg FACT0 2.jpeg D8955E87-35DE-4D57-85D6-9AD1B4F7099C.jpeg Here is a shot with a single test oscilloscope (one of three time to fire tests). 06AF80E0-67AB-4641-9665-79E98E34D03F.jpeg Here is a 50 test ensemble and av...
by Matt in California
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Topless /UU\
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Going Topless /UU\

When will the moderator delete this thread with these dirty topless models!?!
by Matt in California
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 MODELTT
Replies: 3
Views: 2580

Re: 1923 MODELTT

I saw this on ebay, watched the video, and thought the builder (your brother) had a lot of fun:)

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.

Duey and Wayne,
Thanks for your response. Our cars have lived through a lot! I think what they saw in the late '20s and '30s would be informative.

But my purpose in the post is to hear how others find productive ways to move forward with the hobby despite the restrictions.

Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.

Note: I posted the following this morning. I saw that it was pulled and there was a notice on the General Discussion Forum a note from the administrator: "Stop posting anything but Model T related info here." So I am reposting here on the OT forum. I am not trying to pick a fight with anyone includ...
by Matt in California
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Well, well, well! I hope someone finds this entertaining. Things came to a halt on the weekend for me. The EMI burned out my Adruino last weekend. I bought some coils and a handful more boards.
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Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Yes, Steve I am having the same issue with noise. I believe somewhere here Luke mention using ferrite bead on the wiring. Bravo John! That looks great! Is that An OLED or LCD display? Luke and everyone, I did order a larger 1.3 OLED, but it looks like I received the same display:( I took my tester t...
by Matt in California
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 2436

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Erik,
Thanks for posting your kind words and memories. I met Roger when I was at your shop. If remember correctly he was using silicon to prepare for Babbitt.

May God grant you, your family and friends joy, hope and peace.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Steve, Yes, I have been planning to do it, but I have been busy. I will try to get it to you in the next few days. Matt Update: I am still working on it. Steve I sent you a draft. I am not sure if you saw it. In reality I have not got to the new functions so it is basically the same as the earlier v...
by Matt in California
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts identification help
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: Parts identification help

That is easy. That is a seat. And parts for a top for a open car.
by Matt in California
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Townsend automotive aluminum rods (Blanks)
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Townsend automotive aluminum rods (Blanks)

These could look nice with your speed parts display.

Let me know if there is any interest.

Thanks,

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS wind wing bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: FS wind wing bracket

Let me know if there is any interest.

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Townsend automotive aluminum rods (Blanks)
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Townsend automotive aluminum rods (Blanks)

Up for sale are these four Townsend Automotive rods. 688CFB5D-90B5-4BCA-8A4A-1F8739A8CAF5.jpeg 7B92D6DA-414F-4B4F-B7E3-5F7DF0AF56DB.jpeg For more information on these vintage speed parts see: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9876&p=74112#p74112 $125 including shipping in the USA. Please ...
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS wind wing bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 362

FS wind wing bracket

I have this with wind wing bracket up for sale:
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$125 including shipping in the USA.

Please send me a message and we can arrange payment/shipping.

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

Wow! Thanks for all the information! This is definitely beyond my skill and tooling.

I will have to see where I can find a home for it.

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Information Requested: custom aluminum cast rods speed assessory

I came across these and would love any insight that you may have.
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Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

John, I bought the display as a 0.96" 128x64, but even if you look at the pictures I think you can count and see it looks like a 128x32. (My understanding is these 0.96" come in both sizes.) I also switched to SCREEN_HEIGHT 64 and nothing displayed) Perhaps I made a mistake, either way please let me...
by Matt in California
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Someone contacted me regarding wiring up there own. Here are the parts that I am currently using: Solid State Relay- I am using the L298N motor driver with two inputs/outputs connected in parallel. (Luke is using BTS7960.) Current Sensor- I am using the ACS712-20Aamp chip/board. OLED- I am using the...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I look forward to hearing experiences of using a Megger on coils. Obviously we want to find bad coils before putting lots of work into them! I worked on the Oscilloscope a bit. I needed to adjust things, so that I could see issues with bad coils. Here is a coil with a double spark: AB1A748A-873E-432...
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Here is the multi-fire test results:
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Here is when I forced a misfire (just to verify the display):
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Enjoy,
Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Yesterday I received this display and stayed up late making my $5 Oscilloscope (for the display only)! BE853994-2566-49A8-882A-8416E106AC42.jpeg Here is what I got on my Tektronixs real scope: E7104F35-CF4B-4F0D-8D98-2596504BB5AC.jpeg Here is what a good coil looks like on the 128x64 OLED display. 5...
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Yes, the coils that I mentioned have secondaries that are completely open. What I am wondering is how that would happen. My best guess would be that they were left completely disconnected. I would image that is worse than shorting the output. I can see your concern with a Megger, but I image t...
by Matt in California
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke thanks for the update! John, I appreciate your insight! Here are my thoughts: Inductance tester - I use the Model T to teach basic mechanic/electrical systems. The more things I can teach with just a Model T coil the better in my opinion! I look forward to seeing the solutions for both the indu...
by Matt in California
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Please ignore my comments above. I confused the secondary resistance and the capacitor leakage resistance. I don't recall anyone having a concern with leakage resistance in the past. It took me a little while to understand how you were calculating the leakage resistance. I still don't have a 1...
by Matt in California
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Thanks for sharing your results. I like the concept of the display. I think I would prefer more digits on the resistance value, unless there is a limiting factor outside of hardware. Like Chris, I am with confused on your capacitance value. Here is what John Carter developed for simple multi-m...
by Matt in California
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 3232

Re: Ethanol gas

I have commented in length in the past about ethanol taking the stance of in favor. Others against. At the end of the day or month as it was I think we agreed on the following: Over 70 degrees you can run a car on E-85. Under that it is very hard to start. (If you want you can read Hal Davis experie...
by Matt in California
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 3192

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

I know that people complain about ebay prices, but it is more straightforward. Not a bunch of going back and forth. Many times I have a buy-it-now so it is ready to be shipped when the first interested party clicks to buy it...
by Matt in California
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

James, John & Luke, Thanks for your comments. I hadn't considered the leakage. I figured that just determining the value in a desired range, would confirm that the cap is likely okay. It would be good to see what Luke comes up with as a solution. I am just trying to figure out if leakage is a issue....
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, After reflecting and before seeing you response I understood your issue with doing the capacitor test AND connecting up with the MOSFET. I think the issue would be measuring w/o the Radio Frequency Interference destroying the chip when running with the MOSFET. I think we have two options: Buil...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke you said: However the really interesting thing was (thinking of Tom's enquiry) when I lowered the input voltage to the coils. What I noticed was that although the current went down (and thus energy out) the timing became less erratic. If I tried a coil at ~7V it may show a SD of 0.01 and a 0.31...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, The BOM is very impressive. If we working as it seems to be, it is well worth it. I have on order the ACS712 & L298 boards. But for now I I played more with with the MCCT and the Current Transformer. The results are looking good, but I imagine with the MOSFET switching things it will look a lo...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 14325

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Nikolaus, You are not alone in thinking you should match inductance. Tom Carnegie who has lots of experience with the Montana 500 said in another thread: There is a feeling that I cannot quite shake when testing coils using the time-to-fire method. I have been setting up my coils this way (using an ...
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 14325

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Could I make a small request? I always appreciate spirited discussions with various opinions and points of view. I believe that our differences on this forum make all of us better informed. I don't want that to stop! But I would like to request that we avoid personal attacks (i.e. comments and put ...
by Matt in California
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, I wanted to confirm the latest Bill of Materials (BOM): Price part # Description $8 ATmega16U2 ARDUINO UNO R3 Development Board & USB Cable $2-5 ACS712 Current Sensor Module (20A?) for Arduino $3 L298N DC Stepper Motor Driver Module $3-5 ??? LCD Module for Arduino [/size][/b] All prices are fr...
by Matt in California
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke,
I am trying to calculate the the period of each firing time. When I plug the numbers in, I get around 50 minus 4. I assume that the delay is in milliseconds. Have you verified your period on a oscilloscope? Please confirm that actual period.

Thanks!

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 14325

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I started this topic back in April. Here is my personal ranking after researching and hearing feedback from others. Model T Coil Testers Rankings.PNG I personally feel the ECCT seems to be a great device and the best on the market. Early on a gentleman using one told me his story. He said most peopl...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 14325

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I had someone recently ask about how to make a Motor Controlled Coil Tester. I though this thread outlined how to make MCCT, but realized I that I could better illustrate it. Here is the simple design used for the Motor Crank Coil Tester (MCCT): MCCT Design.PNG Simply put the MCCT is a Ford coil tri...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

My wife took a glance at this and said, "That looks like the technical side of the Model T forum..." In case you get lost in the discussion. The current is not a sine wave, but looks like this: https://masteringelectronicsdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/triangle-waveform-1.png The details can ...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke: Today I repeated some of my earlier experiments, but this time with the tester involved. I include an image from my 'scope below for one of the tests. I used the two coils I have (thanks Chris!) and in both cases the 'time to fire' reported by the tester exactly matched that displayed by the ...
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Here is my code. The set-up is basically the same as yours. Here are the differences: Coil is not triggered from micro controller, I am using the MCCT, but a HCCT or car could be used. The code triggers from current when coil is switched on. Option of two display modes by grounding either pin ...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 14325

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I havn't posted on the MCCT since June. In reality I didn't do much more on the hardware. It does the job, but has room for improvement. I developed the following manual as a draft, but stalled on the final version since June. You will see that this document is based on the works of others whom I ap...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Hi Luke, Have had some success, in the serial screen max current displayed but start of decay, total to fire and decay time all read zero. I am sure its something silly and have spent some time trying to work out what! Any ideas? John, Have you looked at the raw data and verified the test for each ...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 19442

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Thanks everyone for all the input! Following the theme. The last time I was in a basic electronics course was Fall 2019! The final was the same week Luke made his first post on this thread! I never worked with current transformers, so I decided to look at things a bit. I figured that I should look a...