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by tdump
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Wrecked T
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

I remember seeing a ad or something about open cars being safer because you could be thrown to safety instead being trapped inside a closed car.
by tdump
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 243
Views: 17211

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Mr Lodge, if a fellow can't laugh at that picture,he aint got a pulse.That is the hardest I have laughed in a long time.
by tdump
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 320
Views: 18967

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Is that yellow object in 1 of the pics a Unibody Ford pickup?
by tdump
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Which is correct?

Wiil oil get around the red grease eventually?
I put the nuts where they are hid from veiw front and back.Never thought about a "correct" way to do it.Just makes it look neater.
by tdump
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: LEDs when turned off

I am working on a set of headlights now myself,so please do post those bulbs.
by tdump
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Modified T headlight with nickel rim and accessory lens. Would make a great spotlight, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: For Sale: Modified T headlight with nickel rim and accessory lens. Would make a great spotlight, etc.

A little grinding,pop out those rivots and get another post from a badly rusted out bucket and rerivot it to that nice bucket and have a stock headlight! I rivoted 26 style mounts on older buckets last week.Not hard to do.
by tdump
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 33
Views: 927

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Wow,first T at 12! There is hope for this hobby after all!
Any time you can get a chance to learn from the "old Timers" take it.Their "our" knowledge is usually learned the hard way and easy shared.
by tdump
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls

This past week or so my dad has 1 of his harleys in my shop and a fellow coming over to work on it.Installing clutch and new stator for the charging system.It is basicly right at the telephone on the wall and so my dad has been answering it.I have been expecting a call from Dmv any day. Anyway,at le...
by tdump
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

Just curious, how do they actually feel on your hands? I know if I put on some gloves,like thick welding gloves, my hands become awkward ball bats and I can't do much of anything. When I weld I use tig gloves because I can grip the gun better
by tdump
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

That is so odd to be able to find a pair like that in good shape considering their age.there should be a saddle soap or something you can use on them to keep them soft. I have my grandfathers horse hide Harley Davidson jacket.Heavy as heck but from what I understand,very warm. .And yes,we still have...
by tdump
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Only 81 days left
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Only 81 days left

Well it is starting to look like my parts list to get the speedster project moving along at a reasonable pace is going to consume my tax refund in late feb or early march that I would have used to go on a trip. Maby next year. I just think my money would be better spent moving along on this project ...
by tdump
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: broken parts
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: broken parts

If that engine is using a 3 dip pan,I would locate a later 4 dip pan and replace the pan while you are this far along.It will make bearing adjustment easier down the road. I may have a pan ear on a rusted pan I could remove and send to you to rivot to that pan and braze it but,if it is a 3 dipper,no...
by tdump
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Outrageous costs of shipping stuff

Yea,it makes no sense what some folks charge for shipping, and the "handling". I always thought if you worked in a warehouse full of parts you were already making a hourly wage and the warehouse was making it's money off the parts in the form of profit from mark ups. BUT it seems the warehouse wants...
by tdump
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha News
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: Chickasha News

Uh oh, this may rain on the pizza party for you folks! I hope not,and i hope you all have a ball! Eat some for me ok? :D
by tdump
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

Well I sent the county 4 pictures,and 2 printed ad's for equal trailers with their prices. I put 1000 dollars as fair value,being a new 1 could be bought from 1200 to 2200 dollars depending on features. They called today and said it would be lowered for tax value to a 1000 dollars.The guy said he wa...
by tdump
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Is it possiable to tig weld it instead of braze? I know I looked at a cooling tank on a hit and miss engine that was all copper and the fellow had tig welded the piping,tank and all with house wire!
by tdump
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - AFTER MARKET STEERING COLUMN DIRECTIONAL SWITCH
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: FOR SALE - AFTER MARKET STEERING COLUMN DIRECTIONAL SWITCH

WOW,That was a bargin.That is the second 1 I have saw like this 1.I have 1 in my 47 pontiac.Just remember to cut it off so people wont think you are OLD and driving! :)
by tdump
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Forgive my lack of knowledge as for a name of it or whatever,but there is supposed to be a puddy,like silly pudy that you can put around a weld area to prevent heat travel and damage.Maby by me mentioning it someone will know what I speak of.
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

Yep,trying finding that in the later cars groups.
Glad you got to hear it run at least!
Seems like you are stuck with the wrong band for a while though as they are not in stock anywhere.
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

Thank you,that is what I needed to see,so there is a difference in tje 2 shells Thank you for posting those 2 pics.Now I know that I need 1. This shell is not to bad,but I would hate to fix it and it not fit. I have a perfect low shell with it's little piece along the bottom and a really nice radiat...
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

I must admit,I chose a Model T as my first antique vehical because I found the old chain Drive Macks to be hard to find ,exspensive and parts to be ,well all but impossiable to find. Alot of things can be dealt with the hard way,repairing old worn parts and so on.But this band thing, without bands, ...
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

I thought I would post these so folks might could help me fiqure out if by some chance this is the right shell or ? Anyhow,this cowl sheet metal came with the chassis,this hood was in my stash,the shell,close as I could find in my stash. I aint sure if it is right and it is about rougher than even I...
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: radiator shell wanted.26-7
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: radiator shell wanted.26-7

I have a 25 type high shell best I can tell anyway and it does not fit the hood right.I got a message asking about this. There is supposed to be more of a flare out of the shell where it meets the hood on 26-7 than on a 25 from what I read. 3947D is different than 2947c apparently according the chaf...
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: radiator shell wanted.26-7
Replies: 3
Views: 215

radiator shell wanted.26-7

I am in the market for a cheap painted or paintable 26-7 radiator shell.It can have dents or rust that I can weld and straighten.I just want something solid enough I can refurbish and paint it to use on a speedster project.It can be repop,it can be old.I don't mind rough parts,matter of fact I like ...
by tdump
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: A Good Day

I want to see more of the AA van to! Why the big galvaized peice? I love the T you got running but the wheels match right now.Red,um,might stick out a bit to much.Maby fix up another set of wheels and swap them out sometimes? What caught my eye to,was that nice white with wood grain Buick or Caprice...
by tdump
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

I am covered on the headlights.I had the 2 buckets from the 26 chassis and several of the normal older type and I have both brackets installed on both buckets now.Gota put 1 in the electrolosis bucket and clean it.By the way, I did rivot the brackets on the buckets, not bolts.I went to Tractor suppl...
by tdump
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

I have just been piddling on this project the past couple weeks. Finally after alot of head scratching,decided to try to use the original cowl that came with the 26 chassis.I found a decent 26 hood in my stash I have NO idea where it came from or what But that and the cowl will fix me up.I only have...
by tdump
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trying Evaporust for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

I have a nice pair of wheels for the rear of my TT and had thought about dunking them in this stuff but would it hurt the wood in any way? I would like to actually have a nice looking wheel for a change .Back years ago when I did the truck,I was never happy with the crude job of painting the wheels.
by tdump
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 30
Views: 2463

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Forgive me sir,I read the post the day it was put up and had forgot that detail. Kinda hard to pay cash from the east coast . :lol: It also does not say money order.I aint had a check book since 2006 when I had a check bounce over a penny.
by tdump
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 30
Views: 2463

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

If I call to order some parts,I normally use a debt card,what payment methods are accepted?
by tdump
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

In other words,in a couple years most of our T's will be stuck in the shed because we can't get basic parts like bands? Who has the band machine and I can't believe there was only 1??? :shock: To supply all?
by tdump
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

You have to have good credit to borrow the amount of money that it would take to get the tooling and such from Chaffins for example to restart that bussiness.It would take a couple million at least to get a factory built,move the equipment,renew license and so forth. The loss of parts hurts us Model...
by tdump
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

YOu mean transmission band lining is on back order? That is a comon item

1 thing I can say,Synders and Smith and Jones have not jipped me on shipping. And since I am not far from Smith and jones If I call early enough in the morning,the parts are usally here next day!
by tdump
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: sideways photos?
Replies: 1
Views: 50

sideways photos?

I have noticed alot of photos are turned side ways and I have to save them on the computer,then turn them so I can see them well.I was wondering if this is in my machine or ?
makes my head hurt.
I had to add this to show how I look when I am looking at the forum at the sideways pics.
by tdump
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

You know i just checked and it is marked utility!! I am like? Wow, :shock: BUT , :D With it's temporary tag proudly displayed it made it's first haul yesterday morning taking the little T to the Dmv for it's first siteing by state officials. So far not sure what will be done as far what it will be r...
by tdump
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

May just be the cable heading to the starter is to close to the frame or something. I put a soliniod on the T pickup and it seems to work good. The foot switch will probably outlast me due to that.
by tdump
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 30
Views: 2463

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

You sent me a nice catalog and I use it regular as reference and at some point in Febuary I will be calling to get a few parts.I am sorry to read that you are closing shop as it is a great loss to the hobby. But at 84,my dad being 85,I can understand where you are coming from about wanting to enjoy ...
by tdump
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

If you live here,the word crooked comes to mind but in reality,I think Crazy is more like the truth.A computer spits it out and the humans do nothing unless you fight it. I could not belive they are making me go thru the entire appeals process.The state's hwy use tax was based on a 300 dollar value....
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cowl I would like to use
Replies: 1
Views: 277

cowl I would like to use

I am trying to find a way to make this cowl useable on my T speedster as the fellow that helped me get my first TT on the road gave it to me a few years ago and said he hoped I would use it on 1 of my projects. It had a door on the right side and there is just jagged metal on the other where the bod...
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: The spark plug controversy

It was told to me that the car was parked still in running condition in 1945 when the owner was drafted.He came home to find the body,and radiator missing and it sat right where it was parked until sometime in 06 when it was sold to a club member for 20 dollars.He only wanted the steering wheel,whic...
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: The spark plug controversy

Steve just needs to be playing with his TT.I have not saw any post related to it in a long time.
speaking of plugs,these were pulled from the head of the 26 I am working on now back in 07 or so when I first got it.
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1642

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

I would think if a check comes from a John Doe and you have sold Widget B to a John Doe that more than likely that the check is for widget B. I seldom ever wrote what a check was for in the blank.If they see my name,they should know what they sold me? Of Course I aint wrote a check since 2006 when I...
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

I am in the planning stages of a pvc pipe collaspable tube for them.
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OIL IS CHEAP
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: OIL IS CHEAP

Last I heard about a quick lube place in Concord NC a fellow took his car in to get the oil changed.He then checked it when he got home to just to make sure it was filled.The color was dark,like it had not been changed. He went back and argued that the oil had not been changed,it was still dark. The...
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 1642

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

Um,odd,I had no trouble reading parakeets sentance.
I have a couple items I thought about trying to sell a couple fenders,but shipping them seems to be a problem for me to fiqure out how to box em up.
by tdump
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My T hauler is finished.Almost.
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: My T hauler is finished.Almost.

I think I am in the wrong bussiness. I need to hire some folks to build trailers. I got the title numbers for it a week or so after i finished it,Finally took it this morning to Dmv for inspection and all went well.The inspector said it had more lighting than required and complimented on the appeara...
by tdump
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner

Looking at the Clinton Air filter,you might check the air filter for a Craftsman Eager 1 push lawnmower or similar Techumseh powered machine.I know my craftsman edger has it.It is a small filter made to twist and lock onto a bracket mounted to the carb with 2 small screws. I can't use the preheater ...
by tdump
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: International Auto Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: International Auto Shipping

Check with Jim and see if he has grown any sea legs yet. :D
by tdump
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Only 81 days left
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Only 81 days left

371 miles each way. Map quest says it will only cost 25 bucks for fuel.Must think my dodge hemi pickup has a Prius drivetrain! :shock: Acording to my calculations ,150 bucks -+ for fuel then the room for a night would be around or under a 100 for me as I don't mind motel 6. Just trying to see if thi...
by tdump
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Only 81 days left
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Only 81 days left

Is there a website or anything that tells more as in exact address and such?
by tdump
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Super is ready
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Super is ready

Cook 1 part ,freeze the other,makes things fit easier.
by tdump
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party

I know someone took pictures in 08 and I was barely in 1 of them. :lol:
by tdump
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Well what you said makes sense for sure,it is grounded by the time. .i put a small black wire from the battery to a bolt holding the coil box.So if the chassis is grounded,the firewall should be if the bolts aint rusted,and the coil box is bolted to the firewall.I don't know what I mighta done but i...
by tdump
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Well cross ye fangers, Uh Cross your Fingers,:), I think I got it. I think that ground wire did the trick.
Even if it was running on mag,if the engine is not grounded well to the coil box,it would skip and burb I would think.
by tdump
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 938

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

I wanted to add turn signals to my 47 Pontiac without adding a light fixture.The front was easy,replace the park light socket with a dual filiament. The back , well, after alot of head scratching asking questions and so on,I was lead to a little black box used to convert American trailer wires to Fo...
by tdump
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Haven't worked on it yet this morning,just got back from breakfast.but best I can remember and from what it repeated the other day,it does it on both batt and mag. Today will be painting the battery rack to repair the issues from the blown battery,fix the exhaust pipe that has come out of the muffle...
by tdump
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party

Last 1!??? WOW,It does not seem like it has been that long since I unloaded the truck in 2008! :shock: Dang I am getting old!
by tdump
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Passing the hat...

Shortest route on a horse maby! Sheesh,could that dude not tell the road was not fit for a big rig before he got that far into it.Looks like he made it a mile off the road! :o
by tdump
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

I had yard work to do and by the time I finished it,I was hurting way to much to work on TT but I did look and the only ground I have on the whole truck is the negitive battery cable going to 1 of the bolts holding the ujoint ball socket and drive shaft. So it will be getting another ground wire. I ...
by tdump
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Ok ground makes sense! A slight twist or bump or,movement would change the engine. So it will get a wire! You know,come to think of it,my cousin worked for Gm for a long time as a trouble shooter and other things ,and he said MOST problems even with the newest of cars were grounding issues for the c...
by tdump
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust cutout
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: exhaust cutout

Oh it will make My little T a chic magnet. Um, depends on the age and size of the chics as to rather or not I would want to use it then! :lol:
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Passing the hat...

Oh the County Mile paddle.I used to love those things. Then when I got my job with DOT in the sign department,I got the depressing orders to remove them as found as the state was no longer maintaining them. :( I have a couple of them saved .They said people had maps now and don't need them. Gps is n...
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Good idea.
OK, I did that. I bumped the dash with a rubber mallet,no change, moved the timer lever.when it went towards retard it doesnt' seem to run as smooth?
.No stray sparks anywhere. Hiting on all 4 sitting level in the shop.
High test gas by the way. Choke spring works great.Just checked it.
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford....in miniature
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Henry Ford....in miniature

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MMD-Squadron-ICM-Models-48001-HO-Ford-T-Ambulance-Building-Kit/392529349623?epid=11012049054&hash=item5b64928bf7:g:LUQAAOSwkW5dyJCg https://www.ebay.com/itm/ICM-Models-1-35-ANZAC-Drivers-1917-1918-2-ICM35707/333314799934?epid=8032128164&hash=item4d9b1c393e:g:254AAOSwfERdbBGX...
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1683

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Don't forget I think it was mid 26 they started stamping the engine number on the frame on the passenger side under the floor board.So the replacement frame may have a number and you will have to stamp your current number on it or something in case of resale
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust cutout
Replies: 6
Views: 313

exhaust cutout

I picked up a exhaust pipe a few years ago that has the inside of the muffler made on to it and it has a cutout just like this 1 on it. The remanents of the body of the 26 T I am building into a speedster has the "pedal" for a cut out on it and I had planned to install the cutout on the speedster if...
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 745

T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

I had left my TT in the lean to shed for 2 long until today because I had tryed to fix a sputter problem and got agitated. I cleaned the carb,then decided,nope I will change carbs, ,fuel line,removed gas tank which is spottless to be able to shake to see if something was wallowing around.After all t...
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer
Replies: 27
Views: 1102

Re: Modern advances in the lubrication of the original roller type timer

It has been a long time since I held a roller timer in my hand as I run the brush type "new" days I think they are. Anyhow,just off the cuff,I am wondering if the "roller" could be replaced by a sealed bearing? The bearing would be hard enough not to wear out,the bearing would be lubed where it turn...
by tdump
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 960

Re: Questions from a newbie

i would have had a hard time taking that car apart if it had my granfathers.In that good of shape.I woulda cleaned it up and drove it !That car is in good shape!
by tdump
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1683

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

I am sure somene out there would be tickled to get the fenders you took off considering what new cost.
Wow,that cross member has seen it's better day and it appears someone has already welded on it some.
Glad you have another frame.
by tdump
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Bumpers???

I put a front bumper on my little pickup project,looks good.But in a shop or tight quarters,you walk in front and forget about it,it will take your dang knee cap about off. Or so it feels!
by tdump
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”

If someone causes a new member of the T family a problem,why should their id be hidden? :?
by tdump
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 978

Re: Steering column

From the looks of that brass quadrent,it appears a scrapper got ahold of a car and removed that brass with his sawsall and someone caught it at the yard before it got gone to the smelter. I make rounds to a couple yards like that and found the shaw tractor conversion rearend I have and a couple othe...
by tdump
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 978

Re: Steering column

Good way to put it Henry. There are some folks out there,that will wait 3 years to find the "correct" bolts for the running boards of a 1911.I know,I overheard the guy say it at a meeting. 3 years,he could have had his car much further along assembly wise,and simply go back later and swap the dang b...
by tdump
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column
Replies: 29
Views: 978

Re: Steering column

A short cut to having a brass quadrent is to use a newer style that was nickle plated and polish the nickle off.That is what I did on my pickup project steering.
by tdump
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Makes its Public Debut
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: TT Makes its Public Debut

I can only hope my projects turn half that nice!.
by tdump
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

Love it!
by tdump
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

Well,actually I do have a freind that builds his own model engines,like a working model of the 4 cylinder Snow engine and such.He has ask me to come help him cast some aluminum parts for a project next spring. If I was younger,I would be building me a daily driver in my shop. Cab and all.But i aint ...
by tdump
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Speedster build.

I took the fenders,and trunk and stuff to get sandblasted this morning.I am trying a different company this time.May not have been a good idea but we will see. he quoted nearly 300 bucks for 3 fenders,4 running boards, the trunk,splash aprons radiator shroud,and running board brackets for the chassi...
by tdump
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Speedster build.

I will just call this a build thread. I must admit,speedster kits come about a little differnt around Mack's Garage. First, the family buys land in 1969 with a bunch of trees on it and then 1 of them dies about 2010 and falls on a nieghbors fence about 2017 Then I bring the logs out from the woods a...
by tdump
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

I stuck a camera in a hole and came up with this. I hope they are not bad 1s as they are good and thick and could be refaced a couple more times. I was so tickled when I noticed they weren't thin and ready to burn. Looks like all that is avalaible new is stainless steel at 8.50 a pop! Stainless for ...
by tdump
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Where are they put together? I cleaned each 1 and they seem to be seemless all the way.I had read about a 2 peice valve but these are made like a old briggs and stratton valve. Can someone show me a picture of the joint in the valve?
by tdump
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Ok,I have put the rods to the crankshaft,torqued to 30 pounds. A peice of news paper siezes them,remove it and the rods are free to move.I think that is close.Each of the rods has .020 in shims.only 1 rod,number 2,did i have remove about .002 or so to keep it like the others. Best I can tell the rod...
by tdump
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1853

Re: Merry Christmas

Yep all yawl try to have a Merry Christmas! I reckon I will be eating with the family tommorow. I think I will hang in the shop tonight see if Santa drops me a NH straight thru down the chimmney! :lol: And Mark Osterman ,I like that Christmas Wreath. Reminds me of what i helped a freind set up about...
by tdump
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

The bearing scraper thing came in the mail yesterday.I have not saw a need for it as I thought I would. Well this thing will get drove a few miles to a local cruise in,To breakfast once in a while, maby a short day tour with the club once a year. If I had a small fortune I would get me 1 of those Sc...
by tdump
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: attach a video clip?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

attach a video clip?

Is there a way of doing that here on the forum? I wanted to post a 15 second video clip of a running engine and saw no method to do it this morning.I know it was not possiable on the old forum and no biggie if I can't do it here,just wondering if there was a way?
by tdump
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A sucker for chocolate
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: A sucker for chocolate

My neighbor has a huge choclate lab that his son got and then went nuts on drugs and so the neighbor got the dog away from him.He lives the life,runs loose on the farm but never gets out of site of the house.weighs 120 pounds and thinks hes a small puppy that trys to get in my lap everytime I sit do...
by tdump
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

When I got up this morning I realized I had not mentioned that I had used the rebabbited rear main from Jack Daron I got years ago and the 2 others were the mains that were from the block originally.
by tdump
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: transmission bands

Thank you,Why or how that skipped me while having Smith and Jones and Langs oopen at the same time I don't know! Now to peck around for 26-7 size!

ok Chaffins has got a good price on all of them.Hum,
https://www.chaffinsgarage.com/catalog.pdf
by tdump
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 3
Views: 249

transmission bands

I decided to look around tonight about prices on transmission bands. Can't find a dang thing but kevlar at 105 or wood at 95 and shipping I think.What happened to ordinary bands in the red and yellow box I used to get for reasonable prices?
by tdump
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Well,I watched a couple of the videos. I saw how they turned the crank checking it for tightness and such. The method of measureing I think was my issue.My calipers are cheapos. It is hard to explain,but I will say,it was user error with the measureing. I went down to the shop and I decided to check...
by tdump
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Early TT

Look at how many more pumpkins you coulda hauled! :D
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

I think what Les is saying is that the engine would have to counter rotate not to have any issues with the bands.Correct?
All I know is,I would LOVE to have the stuff to make a right hand drive T.
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 1746

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

It aint the poor little T's fault.It just wants to be drivin.IT is the jurk you found online that is the bad apple.
Most folks in this hobby will bend over backwards to help you out and do it honest.
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Early TT

Amazing.9 years old and working a job! Driving a motor truck. Wow.
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

I have time saver to but just piddleing last night with the front main, it tightened up and it is just the very outer edge near the inner edge of the crank that is contacting,it would take alot of timesaver to get all that down. If the crank is turned,that automaticaly means a repore on the bearings...
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

I have tore the internet apart looking for a video showing how from start to finish to fit the crankshaft to the mains when refreshing a engine. I have rebabbited caps, and the babbit in the 26 block seems smooth,and the oil groove is deep.But I need to get someone else to measure the crank as I can...
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 1746

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

Well I would check first to make sure he made it negitive ground.Some folks still think T's are positive ground. Then I would connect a 12 volt battery to the starter switch and ground and not to the rest of the car,use it's battery and ignition switch,see if the engine turns good with the 12 volts ...
by tdump
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Idea what year and make of this car
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Any Idea what year and make of this car

I am going to venture to say a 28 chevy or Pontiac,I have a axle from both and the hubcaps loook similar
by tdump
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1220

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

If you have a small shop,you can't let things lay around and collect dust or you will trip all over them.So you are more apt to fix them quicker. My shop,30x40 ,I thought I would never run out of room.! :shock: Boy was I ever wrong. I roll something in there and push it around till the tires are sli...