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by Matt in California
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Will & John, This looks great! Thanks for posting the code! You got my curiosity up about the SAMD21 chip. I ordered Seeed's XIAO board. It only costs $5 for about 4x speed and memory. I was finding that the Arduino Nano was near it limits. It would be nice to try the have the flexibility. It may no...
by Matt in California
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

John, Great work! I like how you have the options for the two styles of coils! Nice display! Do you prefer the dots plotting verses the lines connecting the lines? I understand why you separated the coils and I have seen that it reduces electromagnetic interference. The good news is that the PCB I m...
by Matt in California
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1915-22 Original Ford Side Curtains
Replies: 1
Views: 296

FS 1915-22 Original Ford Side Curtains

I am posting this for a friend. He lives in Visalia CA. He would prefer local pickup but ship for additional cost. The Good: these are in amazing condition with original tags, windows are still there! Overall nice condition. The Bad: Rear curtains are now t a set, they both are for the same side (pe...
by Matt in California
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping Parts International (Australia) and PayPal
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Shipping Parts International (Australia) and PayPal

I want some insight. I listed a couple of parts for $20 on the classified. It has been a learning experience! I have sold a lot on eBay over the years, but not much recently. The positive with eBay is a few clicks and they take your money and you are done. I also recently shipped an item to Canada u...
by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit L - parts and gears
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit K
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit J
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit I
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit C Atwater Kent with cap
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit H
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit G - Bosch
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit F - marked “Jeep”
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit E - No name marked
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit D - caps and rotors
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit C - Atwater Kent
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit B - Delco
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: FS distributors

Exhibit A
Any usable parts?
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by Matt in California
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS distributors
Replies: 13
Views: 330

FS distributors

I have a large assortment of distributors. Here are some photos. Be patient with me as I figure out prices.

Please send me an email if you are interested in anything here.

Matt
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by Matt in California
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

John, I plan to make the Gerber files, BOM and placement files available when I finalize the next version. We can talk about getting them to you sooner than when I post them. Mike, I read your post a few days ago. I hear your concern. What I want to say is I have an increasing respect for you. I hav...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Thanks for getting this started. I have enjoyed the tinkering and I hope when I finalize things it will make the tester accessible to others. The good news is that the electrical interference does not seem to be a issue with the new PCB. My hope was to keep the cost to be near the $15 dollars ...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Now the board FACT PCB is working. CC8449F1-58DF-4297-9DDD-19E3B2AA1988.jpeg 5F5AE33B-CCEB-4B4E-9F14-1DA40CFE1F4B.jpeg After having a docking experience I figured out it needed to be mounted. I made wood standoffs, but in the future nylon ones should be procured. 26E994C0-25AC-4273-A5BC-A8E649785E24...
by Matt in California
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Parts arrived a few days ago: 2DC4F14D-04F2-40BD-8E16-34DFF178D92F.jpeg But when I soldered on the connectors I found that there was issues. It took me some time but I figured out that the current sensor was wired in reverse. Additionally the capacitor tester with not working again the connection wa...
by Matt in California
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Engine Block
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 1915 Engine Block

Block is available. I could get a ride to southern Cal if you respond in the next day or so.

Matt
by Matt in California
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust cutout pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Exhaust cutout pedals

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by Matt in California
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust cutout pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Exhaust cutout pedals

$20 each $50 for all plus shipping

Please message me if you are interested.
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by Matt in California
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 1942

Re: An old member could use our prayers

May God show mercy to Rich and touch him with his healing hand in the name of Jesus Christ.
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Pan Arms
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: NOS Pan Arms

PM me with the price you are willing to pay. I have a friend that has some.
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Frank and Eric, Thanks for your ideas. Any one have any experience opening aluminum hoods after being rusted? Forgive me if I am suggesting something that others have posted and I have missed. One thought specific to your challenge is when you inadvertently buy a valuable but incorrect part (or part...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Engine Block
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 1915 Engine Block

Tom,
I could work on getting it to you if you are interested.

Matt
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

I did some work on the hood former that I got from a friend. 8D827EEC-6EC8-45EA-9F76-6B10153EA450.jpeg EC41B94F-21F4-47E5-8EC3-9FDDE5832418.jpeg It looks much better now. 83432CD9-5B21-4683-B231-A06AFADC950A.jpeg Anyone ever open up an rusty aluminum hood? 27EA662E-F03D-424A-95EC-62876D35223F.jpeg T...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Look what arrived one day early! AE08394B-A0EF-4F09-8A07-D5D8569FCF64.jpeg BD8D007C-DA59-4CCA-AF8C-CC50E7C97B26.jpeg Even got a free key chain. D55461E6-253C-4202-9710-572717015644.jpeg 422F2B29-669F-414F-A5E7-3B922E53974F.jpeg 2D4B33C7-8DA6-49E9-9B5F-BEA43ADAE09B.jpeg Next step is some testing to f...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Engine Block
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 1915 Engine Block

Here Is another photo. I can post more if desired. From all I can see it looks like a nice block. Let me know if you are interested.
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Thanks Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I received word from JLCPCB that the order is on the way yesterday. Then shortly after I heard from DHL that the shipment is due to be delivered December 23rd. That is 10 days from the time day that I placed the order!

I will keep you posted when it arrives!

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Engine Block
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 1915 Engine Block

James,
I sent you a personal message.
Matt
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Frank, Again you are the voice of reason! I agree that for someone starting the biggest challenge is figuring out the differences in parts from models and years. I have a copy of Macs opened to the various fenders and even with that it was a challenge to identify these. And trying to identify the fr...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Frank, To answer your question: a model T of course :lol: Actually, tried to take a poll to hear what others thought I should build. I didn't get much response, so I was left to my vices! To more directly answer your question- After purchasing the Martin Parry body I had the choice of making somethi...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Will, This is awesome! I love how you and others are taking this project in your own direction! Your idea with the rotary encoder. In hind sight I could (should?) have used more buttons rather than a potentiometer. The company doesn’t solder the potentiometer on... I also like the idea of color OLED...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

I took apart the rear spring: A4C9D126-4DC1-404A-8A71-694096BBF6A4.jpeg 3B12238B-4917-4659-8473-3201FDF87C29.jpeg C134DC4F-C1FC-4D21-97BC-331493BC9371.jpeg Front spring is too large (2 inches). 2A18C217-6A8E-4059-81AC-EFC815F26942.jpeg 43284BD2-0B2E-4F18-B8FA-0FFBF7D270F2.jpeg This is my first T tha...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Well I moved forward (I hope that is actually the true direction) and purchased this: 300012CC-C5A2-4200-ADA5-28CAA4340042.jpeg 344BE136-38A1-4A43-A0EC-62CAB4D2F416.jpeg 1AEF73E8-7D92-4EB5-82BC-E715552D2575.jpeg 8A32E1CF-49CE-40D8-BA2C-DFA0BAE463B4.jpeg 7123E6FC-63EA-4611-82C2-A0F9DCDF67F7.jpeg I sp...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Frank, Good question about the purpose! I think I would say that my purpose is to show that someone could start for as little as ~$1000. I am sure that there are a lot of ways to get a T on a tight budget. I hope this inspires new people to get in the hobby and others to encourage them. I look forwa...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Engine Block
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: 1915 Engine Block

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Please send me an email if you want to buy it.

You pay shipping. Drop off may be possible in California.
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Engine Block
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

1915 Engine Block

1915 engine block. I measured it to be standard bore.
Asking $400
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by Matt in California
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Tony, That sounds interesting! I would like to know which copy I can find that in. It doesn't anyone had suggestion year/cowl style. So I guess it is up to me. :mrgreen: It looks like I may have a pre 1915 frame and fenders lined up in my budget. We will see if it works out. The journey continues......
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Will, Yes, the capacitor test makes wiring much more complicated. Electrical noise should be expected with these Model T coils. The one I build and put in the box with lots of loose wires got for coils. I did the same on the circuit diagram/board above. I don't know the best inductance value so I wi...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 244
Views: 26856

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

It has been a while since cut out some time to work on this. I hope to get this prototype made soon. This is the schematic. Schematic FACT v0_0.JPG Well this is Version 0.0. I am sure there will be improvements, but I wanted to start somewhere. We will see how this goes. PCB FACT v0_0.JPG Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Now I really like the look of the early 1920s Martin Parry Express as shown above. But I also like the early brass radiator that could go along with my 1915 engine. Early Ad Like this example (see http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/m/martin_parry/martin_parry.htm): Brass Martin Parry.jpg 1915 Milk Truck ...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T AMBULANCE
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: MODEL T AMBULANCE

John, Of course you can ask questions like this! You will find lots of info on the forum. Lots of great photos of Model T ambulances here: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/394517.html?1381899092 David O'Neal's build: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/159355.html Gustaf Bryngelso...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I really LOVE Model T's
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: I really LOVE Model T's

Dave_Kriegel wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:54 pm
... I am now on Model T number 49...
Dave,
I see the number 49 is popular for you. You have posted 49 times to the forum and had 49 Model Ts.

I would love for you to post a photo of each, but that would require you to double your posts if you do them separately:)

Matthew
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

I found the following photos of an amazing survivor that is probably exactly how this express started (see: https://www.martin-parry.com/car-registry-1924-1927.html to enlarge photos and very nice article). Martin Parry 1924 Six Post Express Pickup.JPG I see the current owner is here on the forum (s...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Will, By my calculations a $300 Hack in 1950 would be about $3000 in today's money. Depending on condition that could be considered a deal. I see I miss read the restoration cost on your touring... I haven't got into woodworking, paint, and upholstery. I tend to think from that perspective I would n...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

... They’re model T people. Many of them just can’t help themselves... ... I’m of the opinion that people drive model T’s today for the same reason they did back in the day. They are cheaper than anything else... Erik, Your statements make me laugh! And I 100% agree. I like model Ts because they ca...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

KIC Document 7-A-1.jpg Here you go. Martin Parry.com 1922 dealer catolog had this one. I took a quick look. You may find another yeat with more detail. Thanks Dallas, that website is an amazing resource! You are correct this is the "162A Six Post Express Top Body"! Under the Dealers Catalogs - Earl...
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Matt, the metal bits on the bed and construction looks like Martin Parry. Nice save. Here are more photos: C364E7BD-B32F-4C39-ACF1-FAC5420EA100.jpeg B1BF0E34-89D5-411F-9BC9-AF649C55BCBF.jpeg BD791349-4707-41E3-963B-BB07EE3C0B04.jpeg 71C064FA-C38D-42AC-8D17-97370F7E29A5.jpeg I look forward to feedba...
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

It seems like everyone trying to buy a model T from me has taken your challenge. Erik, It has been fun to read the stories of buyers/owners. Now it is also exciting to hear from the perspective of sellers! Is that because you are selling real deals? Or people trying to talk your price down to their...
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

William, Thanks for posting! Very nice work! Amazing that you bought it for $500 plus $1500 to restore. My father attended an auction as a teenager and saw the auction people pull a Hack out of a barn. A guy bought it for 300 bucks and was driving it a week later. When did your dad see the $300 Hack...
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

William, I would love to see the before and after. Vernon, Wow! Amazing work! You did a great job making things out of simple parts/tools. I almost wish you had a really rare car. I am grateful out west we don't get that rust if the metal is out of the soil. It is great/amazing that you and your wif...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

1st Step Find A Engine Some time back, I did this step of finding a engine. A year ago I saw a ad for a Model T engine. The engine was for sale for over a year. I had been in the process of moving, so I avoided the temptation. I called the seller and asked about the price. He said he had people con...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Frank, You are correct shipping is getting expensive. For most parts I plan to source local parts. William, Thanks for sharing your stories! When did you buy your $500 touring? I almost wonder if prices haven't changed much over the years for project car Ts. I like the idea of a $300 Hack! Donnie, I...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Jeffrey, I appreciate your thoughts! You are right it is cheaper to buy a restored car than restore one. I am not reallying looking to restore a car. But enjoy the project aspect of working on the mechanicals and getting it operational. Norman, Thanks for posting your before and after photos. I agre...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Rich, Yes, I agree that and hope to get some parts from generous folks. But my general thought is to show people it is possible to have a good start of a car to get in the hobby for as little as $1000. But as you know it is not the big parts that add up as much as the small parts. Kevin, Yes that ca...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

Disclaimer When I was starting getting into Model Ts I didn't have much more than $1000 I could scrape up. A more experienced person shared the Coffee Can Principle . Namely, set aside money until you have enough to buy a well cared for Model T, rather than get something "cheap" and spend 4x as muc...
by Matt in California
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 729

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: 244
Views: 26856

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. Relisted on CL and facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

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: 1082

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: 244
Views: 26856

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: 1126

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: 1126

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: 1126

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: 1086

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: 244
Views: 26856

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: 244
Views: 26856

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: 341

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: 2278

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: 6716

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 4122

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: 6716

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: 6716

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: 1305

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: 2825

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: 1535

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: 1535

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: 1372

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: 1372

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: 1372

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: 2166

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: 2166

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: 4035

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: 2486

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: 244
Views: 26856

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: 846

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: 846

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: 244
Views: 26856

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: 244
Views: 26856

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: 1390

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