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by Matt in California
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 626

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: 6
Views: 717

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: 500

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: 500

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: 504

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: 504

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: 504

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: 15
Views: 856

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: 15
Views: 856

The Hunter Model T starter

Has anyone see or used one of these?
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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: 1815

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: 1385

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 401

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: 401

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 510

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: 257

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: 510

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: 1161

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: 510

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: 510

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: 761

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: 580

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: 761

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: 761

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: 925

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: 925

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: 4082

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: 4082

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: 452

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: 4082

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 921

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 769

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: 2190

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: 975

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: 975

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 1881

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 938

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: 371

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: 295

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: 371

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: 295

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: 1368

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: 1368

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 2624

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: 2625

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 12606

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: 12606

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 12606

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: 12606

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 12606

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: 205
Views: 14783

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: 205
Views: 14783

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...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, It took me some time to figure out what we have here. The current transformer is intended to measure a changing current (i.e. AC). The reality is that as we switch on the power to a coil the inductor resists the current flow and slowly allows full current to flow. When the current is constant ...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb dump bed TT
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Wtb dump bed TT

Herb,
I have one. I am just a few hours from you.

Let’s talk!

Matt
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I received the current transformers in the mail 5 (qty) for $10. FB8A5DE8-0FF5-4CB1-8E8D-1A541406745E.jpeg Here is my setup: 6FE4C1BE-2A06-46DC-A54D-EE79CEE43CD5.jpeg I decided to connect it with my MCCT (Motor Control Coil Tester: DAEDBC3F-9104-4A12-8691-D927F902CD48.jpeg I used the MCCT because I ...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Thanks for posting your results. I think there are two reasons that a less than smooth current curve comes up: cushion spring not working, contacts dirty/pitted. But I think your goal at the moment is not to fix the problem, but rather compare one coil to another. I have done more testing with...
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Wow! Luke that is a great improvement on the code displayed!

Do you have the specifications the part number on the current transformer. Maybe you listed it, but I can't seem to find it.

Thanks!

Matt
by Matt in California
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Thanks for your response! Now that I got the monitor open I can see the data. I know that you mention using the Python Script. I havn't figured that out yet. (I have zero experience with Python- except for the pet snake that my brother got and put in a bucket... it got out and we found it keep...
by Matt in California
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, I found among my electronics an Ardrino Kit that was given to me with other electronics. A9625791-D6A4-4283-9922-380DB5642C8D.jpeg Though I have worked with microcontrollers, I have never worked with Ardrinos. But with your code and the fact I really have no excuse with the hardware in front o...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?

Thanks! That seems to be it.

Wow! People would die if they depended on my memory! Here are the type of photos I remember:
http://www.azbackcountryadventures.com/cloud.htm
http://cloudmuseum.dynamitedave.com/pictures.html

Matt
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?

Okay, I spent the last hour trying to figure out where there are pictures of a car lot of Model Ts near San Diego California. The cars are all outside, but basically complete.

Who knows what I am talking about? I would love to rediscover the photos.

Matt
by Matt in California
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Thanks for posting your detailed update. I have done some research and there was articles that I missed. The surprise for me is that you don't mention any need for special electronic shielding of the electronics. I know every time I use a digital volt meter around my T it goes crazy so I find ...
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 205
Views: 14783

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, Earlier this year, I developed a Motor Controlled Coil Tester (MCCT). https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=3153 It works fine, but I didn't continue the development as I focused my spare time on other T projects. Here are some of the learning points for me: Buy a set of rebuilt coils w...
by Matt in California
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''

Anyone know what this went to?
Matt
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by Matt in California
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Dan, Thanks for posting the photos. It seems like the eBay brochure provides lots of important information for the 11 hour Model T production. I agree the this would be ample evidence that Ford sold the 1927 models with pin striping as stated in the brochure: "All colors are attractively accentuated...
by Matt in California
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Dan, Thanks for posting those photos! I agree it is fun to see the colorized Ford. Your brochure is clearly different than the one on eBay as the photos don't match the colors I mentioned above. If anyone has a brochure like the one on eBay please post higher quality photos. The following is in the ...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I found this interesting example of advertising from Ford: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F383300335299 Note it shows the following: Fordor: Green Tudor: Gray Coupe: Maroon Touring: Green (or perhaps Blue) Roadster: Brown If you were a dealer and want...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Remove Hogshead

I am sure back in the day a mechanic would be fired if they couldn't do it:) But I would say that it is some work. I have removed and replaced the hogshead on a couple of engines. The two most recent I had the leak between the felt seal and the pan. Good to see that I am not the only one:) Also a go...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Thanks all for your thoughts. I don't really know much about model Ts and feel like I learn something everyday. Bruces Encyclopedia on the MTFCA for the 1926-1927 improved models ( https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1926-27H.htm ) states a lot about the colors including: " COLORS After the initial announ...
by Matt in California
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Wind wings

Any offers?
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

As Jim Joseph Andulics stated earlier on this thread. From the same encyclopedia. Pictured is my "original" 26 Fordor. COLORS: All cars were painted black, with black fenders, initially. Closed cars were then offered in colors: green for the Tudor and Coupe, and Maroon for the Fordor. Other options ...
by Matt in California
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I am posting the following photos for TBill (these are NOT photos of my car). Bill wants us to comment on them and the possibility that it is original paint. Under Cowl 356D90D9-AFA7-4681-8125-C6C50A5ED56F.jpeg Cowl 7F36BC2D-BDD1-480C-A7ED-5786D325EA2D.jpeg Back B9AADBFE-6318-4F04-8C77-EB6D374212DC....