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by modeltbarn
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spoke paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: wood spoke paint?

I used a regular oil based primer, like you would use for the wood on your home. Use black, not white! After sanding that I shot them with a single stage automotive enamel. That has plenty of flex, it won't crack.
by modeltbarn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2576

Re: TT Racing.

Dallas;

You’re around Kendalville, aren’t you? I’m wondering what road you were on and where, I’m usually in that area visiting family a few times a year. All of my wife’s family is in NE Indiana. Their last name is Bontrager..... sorta like Smith in most places!

That really was a great story!
by modeltbarn
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?

I have seen two ways of using a Ruckstell housing on an early rear end. One was to machine the recess so the lip of the spool fits over the housing. My neighbor did this on the one I put in my '15. It took some setup but worked very well. The other was to grind 1/2 of the lip off of the spool so it ...
by modeltbarn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAT crank and rods
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: SCAT crank and rods

Sold pending payment
by modeltbarn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAT crank and rods
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: SCAT crank and rods

I just opened the box to take these pictures
by modeltbarn
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAT crank and rods
Replies: 3
Views: 617

SCAT crank and rods

I have a new SCAT crank that is standard but manufactured with the rods at -.010; it is still in the box, and a new set of balanced SCAT rods. I bought it from SCAT this way. Thats almost perfect, 10 thousands makes no difference on a stock or near stock engine, and saves you $200 plus tax for the c...
by modeltbarn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Mark; I'll drop this after this last comment..... as a certified welder there is no way in hell I'd accept that weld; it doesn't even have adequate (meaning full) reinforcement, which is one of the fundamental basics of welding. No quality professional welder would ever accept or provide a weld like...
by modeltbarn
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

I know this was mentioned above, but that is a terrible weld. If you use this it needs to be redone.
by modeltbarn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: 13/14 rear end housings

Bump to top
by modeltbarn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: 13/14 rear end housings

Give me a call or send an email Matt, they’re here.
by modeltbarn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trans cover
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Trans cover

Also in 15 the reinforcing ribs appeared near the bolt holes.
by modeltbarn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: 13/14 rear end housings

Thanks Hank! I thought so, they're a nice set
by modeltbarn
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: 13/14 rear end housings

Still available, I can chase the pinion spool bolt holes for you if you don't have the special tap.
by modeltbarn
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Small Drum Ruckstell Housing SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Small Drum Ruckstell Housing

I chased the spool bolt threads and the shift lock threads and packed this up for shipping. The backing plate is good, holes aren't wobbled out and the threads in the baking plate are nice and sharp. It appears to be a nice, just dirty, housing.
by modeltbarn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Small Drum Ruckstell Housing SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Small Drum Ruckstell Housing SOLD

Small drum housing, it needs to be cleaned and sand blasted. $175 plus shipping, or I can take this to Davis, CA (near Sacramento) later this month but it needs to be paid in advance.
by modeltbarn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/14 rear end housings
Replies: 6
Views: 941

13/14 rear end housings

These look good, and the backing plates are good. $150, pick up in south CA. I'm going to Davis, near Sacramento CA, later this month. I can take them with me if that helps but they need to be paid in advance.
by modeltbarn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: April 1925 Engine SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 477

April 1925 Engine SOLD

Complete engine with manifolds, NH carburetor, Ford Faithful. Turns over, not frozen, was stored covered. I haven't pulled all of the plugs but the one I did pull for the lifting ring looked great. The brake pedal was cut short. This has the late style bolts between the hogs head and block, and a 4 ...
by modeltbarn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Small Drum Ruckstell SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Small Drum Ruckstell SOLD

Complete rear end. Shift locks moves and everything turns. Rear wheels need new wood but the demountable rims are there and aren't sharp. I have not had it open. You'll need to pick this up or arrange transport, I'm in southern CA. I will be making a trip to Davis (near Sacramento) later this month;...
by modeltbarn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing balance beads
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Installing balance beads

I tried using a vibrating engraver; it worked but was painfully slow. I now do them after cutting off the rubber stem, prior to installing the metal one. It's quick and easy.
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS: 1925 Durant Star Roadster Model F
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: FS: 1925 Durant Star Roadster Model F

If someone buys this I have two spare engines they can have for it! Definitely enough parts to build a solid spare, plus some pieces left over!
by modeltbarn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2835

Re: Accident today

Contact your own insurance and let them deal with the other one. The 35% sounds like BS.
by modeltbarn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Non-demountable wheels needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Non-demountable wheels needed.

Hi Chris

I just sent you an email, I think I've got what you need. I'm in Camarillo.
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Star Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Star Engines

I started a post in OT, but it doesn't get as much traffic there. Not Ford, but I want to find a home for these; the price is right if you're working on a Star! There are two engines, one with a 23 casting date, the other is 24. Both are very near complete. One has the block busted up with freeze cr...
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Star Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Star Engines

So far we've saved 4 chassis, 2 trailer loads and about 10 truck loads of parts, mostly T,A, late 30s Ford, some Buick and some Dodge. We're down to the last few bits... this is one I'd really like to find a home for!
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Star Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Star Engines

Not Ford, but I want to find a home for these. There are two engines, one with a 23 casting date, the other is 24. Both are very near complete. One has the block busted up with freeze cracks, the other has a pulley on it for a stationary engine. It sure looks like enough to build one good engine. I’...
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 1745

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

I run them on the front
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Nice Old 8 Day Rim Wind Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: FS Nice Old 8 Day Rim Wind Clock

Hi Hank.

I checked the number in the email, it's got the correct number. Please try again. I'll be out of coverage for about 30 minutes sometime early afternoon, otherwise it should be fine.
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Nice Old 8 Day Rim Wind Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: FS Nice Old 8 Day Rim Wind Clock

Hi Hank

I haven't heard back from you, I'm still interested in this. Hopefully you received my email.

Gary
by modeltbarn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Nice Old 8 Day Rim Wind Clock
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: FS Nice Old 8 Day Rim Wind Clock

I've sent an email through the system link, hopefully it has the same address as on your note!

Gary
by modeltbarn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding alternator to 1917 T
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Adding alternator to 1917 T

You really don't need to do the alternator. I put a starter on my '11. I use a 6V Optima battery. I bought a Battery Tender; the connection is a pig tail about 12" long that hangs below the rear seat (you can barely see it). I can drive my car for days, always use the starter, and I don't have to ch...
by modeltbarn
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT rear ends, free
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: TT rear ends, free

The person who owns the property doesn't want people dismantling assemblies in the yard. Someone would need to take them as is.
by modeltbarn
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT rear ends, free
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: TT rear ends, free

I agree, that's why the owner is willing to give them to someone who wants them. I've found homes for a model A chassis and truck of model A stuff, 2 Buick chassis plus a trailer of other Buick stuff, and I've brought a bit home. We've made progress but there's still a Dodge chassis and a number of ...
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT rear ends, free
Replies: 5
Views: 718

TT rear ends, free

There's a 1918 TT rear end and a TT Ruckstell. Both are complete and have external brakes. You can have them, but you've got to pick them up quickly, preferably by the weekend. You'll need to be able to load them. I don't know the date they'll be scrapped, but I know it will be by the middle of next...
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: What is this?

Tom; The phone number you emailed for your friend is disconnected. I've put these up on the AACA site as well. All someone has to do is remove them, if they want to donate something to the grand kid's college fund that's great but not required. You've got to remove the entire undercarriage, it's not...
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dome pistons with Low Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Dome pistons with Low Head?

I've done this in 4 engines. Only one needed a little flap disking in one cylinder for the head to lie flat on the block without a gasket. I haven't tried a 09-10 head, but my '11 is runnung an early 11 head with this. The other heads have been in the '14 and up variety.
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: What is this?

Terry;

This is about to be scrapped. Sure you don't want it? There is some sheet metal that may be for it.
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: What is this?

Tom; it's in Southern CA. Best is to email me.. The price is right, but you've only got a few days.
by modeltbarn
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: What is this?

Thank you Dick! There’s another 6 cylinder Dodge next to this, I don’t know the year. I wouldn’t have thought a car that late would have open valves, but who knows.... there doesn’t seem to be any way there could have been a cover, what with the pushrods running up the outside of the block. The 4 cy...
by modeltbarn
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

What is this?

I know it's not Ford, but it appears to be early and large, at least that's what we think based on the aluminum engine case and open valves. It is 6 cylinder and it is definitely a large car. The springs are huge..... I need to identify this and find someone that wants it ASAP. Everything in the yar...
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911/ 12 parts?
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: 1911/ 12 parts?

It's an awesome project, if I had space I'd buy it! Unfortunately I only have a 2 car garage....
by modeltbarn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for contacts; Buick and Star
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Looking for contacts; Buick and Star

Thank you! I followed the link for the Star and actually found a name of someone I know, I'll contact them. Next up is the Buick..... Gotta save these from the scrapyard!
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for contacts; Buick and Star
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Looking for contacts; Buick and Star

I'll put a copy of this on the OT page, but that doesn't seem to be read as much.... I need to find people interested in, or involved with, Buick and Star vehicles. These are probably from the 30's. I'm in the southern CA area. If you know someone involved with these cars please ask them to contact ...
by modeltbarn
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for contacts' Buick and Star
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Looking for contacts' Buick and Star

I'll put a copy of this on the OT page, but that doesn't seem to be read as much.... I need to find people interested in, or involved with, Buick and Star vehicles. These are probably from the 30's. I'm in the southern CA area. If you know someone involved with these cars please ask them to contact ...
by modeltbarn
Wed May 27, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass brazing rods
Replies: 18
Views: 1392

Re: Brass brazing rods

If you can't find the rivet you need locally then go to McMaster Carr's website, they've got pretty much everythnig in the way of fasteners and they're fast and reasonable to ship.
by modeltbarn
Mon May 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

I just tried the process I found on line, it did pretty well. Basically it was spraying it down with vinegar 5 or 6 time to pickle the metal, then using a mix of 16oz Hydrogen Peroxide, 2oz vinegar, 1/2Tbsp salt. Spray that on and let it sit in the sun. I didn't expect it to work well but it's doing...
by modeltbarn
Mon May 25, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Hi Jim

Most of what I find there are paints and pigments, and the sizes are for models. I need to do a few square feet, and need to force the metal to actually rust. Thank you for the idea, but it doesn’t seem to be quite what I need.
by modeltbarn
Sun May 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint

Depending on what you’re shooting with it, and how you’re shooting, makes a difference. I like to Rustoleum Professional and Industrial paints for inexpensive, general use. I use those cheap Harbor Freight guns that go on sale for $10 for this.... Clean it a few rimes, and if it gets trashed it’s di...
by modeltbarn
Sun May 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Creating Patina ... Need Help

I’m working on a project and I need to make some sheet metal rust. I’ve seen the generic instructions on the web saying to use a mix of peroxide, vinegar and salt... it doesn’t sound like it gives a real significant rust coating. I’m sure some of you have gone through this before, I’m new to it. Man...
by modeltbarn
Sat May 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

A sound in the rear end sounds like it's from the U joint because the sound travels up the drive shaft tube. I'd suspect the rear end.
by modeltbarn
Sat May 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing a broken windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Fixing a broken windshield

I can’t really tell the condition of the pieces of the steel tubing from the pictures. If they are solid and it’s just broken In two pieces I think it can be TIG welded fairly easily. If I see this correctly, the break is at the point equal to top of the bracket, and top of the ‘interfering’ part Is...
by modeltbarn
Sat May 16, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Switch Location
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Starter Switch Location

With a 14, why use a foot switch? You can easily use a small momentary push button to activate a solenoid. It’s an easy, clean way to operate the starter. I painted my switch to match the body. Nobody has ever asked what it is for, most people never notice it. Because I drilled it through wood I cou...
by modeltbarn
Sun May 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pealing off laminated shims.
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Pealing off laminated shims.

Heat a corner with a small lighter to soften the adhesive, then us a sharp blade. I use a utility knife because it has a good handle and supports the blade well, but a single edge razor blade or exacto knife work as well.
by modeltbarn
Sat May 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 3496

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

Larry; How is this political? It doesn't effect your rights at all. You have the right to participate, or not, in scheduled activities. The people scheduling have the right to postpone them when they feel it's best for the majority. I understand you may not agree with it, but overall the majority of...
by modeltbarn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: smile.amazon donation
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: smile.amazon donation

I try to remember to do this every time. If you get to your cart and realize you're just at amazon.com, just go to the smile.amazon.com website and your cart will be the same as it was. Every once in awhile I forget, but not often. If everyone in the club did this it would really add up!!!
by modeltbarn
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hens Tooth Found!
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Hens Tooth Found!

And here it is.... Jno Brown Model 78 taillight for my 1911
by modeltbarn
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6130

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I'll be there!
by modeltbarn
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled

What about having the presenters virtually with the platform we used Sunday?
by modeltbarn
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early model T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: FS early model T parts

I'll buy the tail light
by modeltbarn
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

What Scott said about not lifting from the corner is very real..... don't ask me how I know.....
by modeltbarn
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 1529

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Acetylene tank inspections are different from high pressure tank inspections, they're primarily visual and deal with cracks and corrosion. You will ruin the tank if you put water in it, you'll never get it out. These tanks sit in the sun all day at welding yards, full of acetylene (it is dissolved i...
by modeltbarn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Top
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: 1915 Top

Don't count on each socket being the same depth! You need to use that drawing and set up your bows so they're correct, but measure on both sides of the car!! You want the car to be on a nice level surface when you do it. I used a small upholstery tack, though a very small hole drilled in each bow, t...
by modeltbarn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 11689

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Check your rotor! If your cam is drilled all the way through you can easily put it on backwards.
by modeltbarn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

I'm trying to view these and I'm being sent to a site called postimages.org.

Is this a problem with the originator's posting of the pictures, or a problem with the forum website?
by modeltbarn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7392

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Tony; distortion of the rear crossmember, or bending of it, was what I was trying to suggest. If it’s out of square with the frame the spring will be also.
by modeltbarn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled

I was looking forward to it, hopefully they’ll reschedule it, maybe late September.. I don’t know though, that may impact next year.... That said, I’d rather live with the inconvenience than the consequences. It seems relatively minor to reschedule events a few months if time slots are open. It’s pr...
by modeltbarn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 1801

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

Steve!

Give me a call over the weekend. I installed one on my 1911 and the drill is the same..... You’ve got my contact info in the upcoming tour stuff!
by modeltbarn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7392

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

It sounds like the rear cross member may not be Allowing the rear spring to be square to the frame. It wouldn’t take much of an angle to push the Center point of the rear axles back 1/2”
by modeltbarn
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - 1917 Engine & Transmission for Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: FS - 1917 Engine & Transmission for Rebuild

Just for a point of reference, I bought my last 'extra' engine (a few years ago but not that long), a complete '15 with pan, head, hogshead, even the original timer and fan bracket, for $500. It turned freely.
by modeltbarn
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

I did that on my '48 flathead F-1 (wish I still had it!)

Use a straight edge and be sure the head didn't warp, you don't want to trash another gasket.
by modeltbarn
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 3596

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Sleeve if the crank is worn. I used a little loctite to hold it in place. Sorry, I don't recall the specific loctite I used... it wasn't thread lock, it was for holding items that were supposed to be a press tight fit but weren't. Take a look at their website, you'll find a few options, many are ava...
by modeltbarn
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 7392

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

I agree with Kerry, that looks like the distance plate in the picture, not a clutch disc. I have had an interference problem with removable bands. It's been some years, I know I was able to correct it with a little careful grinding. I'm thinking it was on the removable ear itself, it may have been o...
by modeltbarn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Horseless Carriage Gazette magazines, FREE
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Horseless Carriage Gazette magazines, FREE

I have about 30 years of these, 1969 to 1979 all, most from then to the mid 90's, a few recent years. I'd prefer someone pick these up so I don't have to ship them.... If I need to ship I'd like actual cost plus $20 to cover the trips and time.

Email is best!!
by modeltbarn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: June 1-6 Golden Gate Tour is a GO!!! and there are a couple of "late-comer" spots still available.
Replies: 44
Views: 5031

Re: Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

Just sent in my deposit.

Larry; We'll be going down the hill, it's an awesome view!!

You've just gotta take it slow and have external brakes.
by modeltbarn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bay Area Tour to be repeated!
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: 2020 Bay Area Tour to be repeated!

Awesome, I missed this last year!

Deposit sent!!
by modeltbarn
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford 1909-1912 Brass Bulb Horn Complete
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Model T Ford 1909-1912 Brass Bulb Horn Complete

That link is a '15 horn without the 90 degree elbow. It does have the '15 mount. Here's a link to a correct early horn. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MODEL-T-FORD-1909-12-BRASS-BULB-HORN-COMPLETE/202612480126?_trkparms=aid%3D888008%26algo%3DDISC.CARDS%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20190920090938%26meid%3D597d52435099...
by modeltbarn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Warford Support Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Warford Support Brackets

I have a few of the KC Warford brackets available now.
by modeltbarn
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Warford Support Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Warford Support Brackets

Yup, everything you need to install it is included.
by modeltbarn
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Warford Support Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Warford Support Brackets

I'm making up another batch of Warford support brackets. These are for the KC Warford, but they will work for the original case aluminum Warford as well. There is a small difference in hole placement, so if I know it's for an original case I can drill it accordingly and save you a little filing. I ...
by modeltbarn
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine pan conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: engine pan conversion

I had a 4 dip with a cracked nose, and a narrow nose with a trashed transmission area. I wanted an easier way to reach the 4th main and have a narrow nose for appearance, so I put one together.
by modeltbarn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***

Hi Martynn

I'm not sure when the change to this one was, but the tank on my '11 is on the passenger's side and permanently attached. It's an August '11 car.
by modeltbarn
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: 1911 steering column

An '11 column is shorter, so you can't just buy the 5:1 kit because the shaft will be too long.
by modeltbarn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!

I've contacted Festenall a few times in the past for shipping from CA, without success. I'm not sure why. If you have better luck with them I am willing to; there is a location in Oxnard, CA 93030. Media Rate USPS is pretty reasonable for price, I think I can get a couple of heavy duty boxes and shi...
by modeltbarn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines Wanted!
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Vintage Ford Magazines Wanted!

I am trying to complete me set. If you have any of the following you can part with please let me know. 1975 Vol. 10 6 1987 Vol. 22 4 1988 Vol. 23 2,4,5 1989 Vol. 24 5 1990 Vol. 25 1 1991 Vol. 26 3,4,5,6 1992 Vol. 27 2,3,4,5 1993 Vol. 28 4,5,6 1994 Vol. 29 5,6 1995 Vol. 30 4 1999 Vol. 34 5 2005 Vol. ...
by modeltbarn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Vintage Ford Magazines, Free for cost of shipping!!

I pulled the copies I could use from the 'stash' I picked up from Chris, and I will pass on the rest to whomever can use them. You can have these for the cost of shipping and any materials I need to buy (they are in banker's boxes, I'll need to re-box them to ship) Here's what is left: 1975 Vol. 10 ...
by modeltbarn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Transmission band lining question.

It looks like the 'hydromatic' hard lining we used in the late 60s-early 70s. I don't know if I spelled that correctly, but it sounds correct.
by modeltbarn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 2194

Re: SLOW LEAKS

Make sure the valve ores are tight.

Use the metal caps that have a small rubber seal inside them, not the cheap plastic ones.
by modeltbarn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 3863

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Concerning your compression check.... This may have been mentioned, I only skimmed the thread because it's gotten long. The vendors sell adapters to use modern plugs in a stock head; all you need is one of those, and you can use your compression gauge. They may only come in a set of four; share them...
by modeltbarn
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines- FREE- Just pay shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Vintage Ford Magazines- FREE- Just pay shipping

Hi Chris

I am missing many of these. Would it be OK to pick them all up and go through them to complete my set? I'm in Camarillo. I can pick them up early tomorrow (Sunday) or early Monday morning.
by modeltbarn
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3503

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

Can anyone post pictures of an original bracket for a cast iron Warford? Maybe some of one installed? I've got some time to work on this, and it sounds like a good project. I just don't have a cast iron case Warford or bracket. Are there different bracket styles? Are there different case styles? The...
by modeltbarn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Support Bracket ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3503

Re: Warford Support Bracket ?

I'm here, I've just been swamped with retirement stuff, too little time! The brackets I make are made to fit the aluminum KC Warford, and with a slight change in the drilling they will fit an original aluminum case Warford. I've got a couple of those made up that fit cars, and one or two made up for...
by modeltbarn
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 4586

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Fuel Gauge?
by modeltbarn
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a "better" paint gun?
Replies: 7
Views: 1949

Re: a "better" paint gun?

I have 5 HVLP and one RP, 3 are Sata, 2 are Devilbiss. The last gun I bought was a Devilbiss Finishline FLG-4; I bought the kit. My intent was to use this for the PPG sealer I was shooting, then use the Sata RP for the color. I liked the Devilbiss so much I used it for everything, and it's my 'go to...
by modeltbarn
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: HELP ...

I had a similar issue... it turned out the nut holding the mag wire at the top of the terminal was loose and when running the car vibrated enough that it touched the block and shorted out the mag. It was a very simple loose connection.
by modeltbarn
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early tail light help please!
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Early tail light help please!

I've finally found a Model 78 tail light, but it needs some attention..... I'm hoping someone here is more familiar with the details early tail lights than I am!! I need to install a round red lens into the rear panel of an early Jno Brown tail light (Model 78), and a blue lens on the side panel. 1...
by modeltbarn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: RAJO accessory oil gauge for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: RAJO accessory oil gauge for sale

Looks like a perfect Christmas present for me!!

email sent.....
by modeltbarn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early parts for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Early parts for sale

Hi Kim

I would like the 78 light

Gary London
by modeltbarn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 393168

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

I use a rubber O ring under my cap. You can take your cap into any hardware store and find one that will fit, and they're cheap.