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by Thorlick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy Photo 1924 T from the rear
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Shorpy Photo 1924 T from the rear

That boy is dressed well and is in quite an upscale neighborhood. The car for the masses seems right at home there as would a more pricey vehicle!

IMHO, TH
by Thorlick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Laundaulet and Town Car

I was floored by the photo just posted by Dan Treace. It is from the Grand Central Auto Show, NYC, Jan. 6, 1909 and the line-up of new Fords. It clearly shows three of my favorite body styles: Town Car ($1,000), Runabout ($825) and Laundaulet ($950). My favorite is the Laundaulet. I have reposted D...
by Thorlick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: holley vaporizer
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: holley vaporizer

Mike, That is the automatic air valve set screw. All of my vaporizer carbs have one. Ford says the air valve purpose is to automatically control air supply for maximum acceleration. The screw limits the air valve opening. As near as I can figure it sets the maximum the air valve flapper can open. S...
by Thorlick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

I have pulled up a video you might want to look at regarding a vaporizer problem. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfzFRipNkc . About 5 years ago I had a problem with the carburetor running badly. You can see the carburetor squirting fuel out at 1:36 on the video. This is leaking out th...
by Thorlick
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

For the car to run well you need spark, compression and fuel mixture. If a car runs badly on one type of carburetor folks are prone to trying another type. If it runs well on one type you tend to stick with that type. Before playing with carbs you must make sure the car is running well spark and co...
by Thorlick
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2256

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

Rich, been there, done that. Quite some time ago a good friend told me how he got stuff out of his first T's transmission. I know it has been a while since I heard this story, long before I attended his memorial service about 15 years ago. When George was a kid he rounded up three other young aspir...
by Thorlick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: What is this?

Gary, I disagree about the 1922 Sedan idea. The number may be the same but the engine isn't. The 1918 had a very distinctive exposed valve and pushrod set in three groups of two cylinders. The 1922 had the more modern enclosed valve and pushrod train used for years to come. That exposed pushrod eng...
by Thorlick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: What is this?

Gary, Neat chassis. It is a 1918 Buick series 45. It will make a really nice speedster! Wish I had the time and the money!

I think you will be convinced when you see this photo of the 1918 Buick:


1918Buick.jpg


Hope you are doing well, Terry
by Thorlick
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose spoke problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3490

Re: Loose spoke problem

You can see how often I review old forum pages. I just saw the above message from Tim. Tim is a great guy who just gifted me with the upholstery he removed from his car... Rusty will proudly wear those seat covers...THANKS TIM!!! Tim requested spoke jack tool photos so I have dug some up. sj.jpg I ...
by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Let's remember



For further reading here is another of the old stories, this time by Charlie Cotterman about his visit with RD.

https://www.mtfca.com/members/cotterman/charlie.htm

by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Patching NH Carb Brass Float
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Patching NH Carb Brass Float

I suggest you just get some modern float plalstic , make a float and be done with it!

This is from Langs, I assume most vendors have it.


new float material
new float material


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by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 24
Views: 1535

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

William, I just replaced my heating plate on my ‘27... again. The new ones do look shiny like stainless. Stainless would be a good choice like the tube running through the stove. The problem I have with the reproduction heating plates is that the detailed stamping is too sharply delineated. IMG_722...
by Thorlick
Mon May 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Let's remember

Memorial Day is a time we pause to remember and honor those who have lost their life in service to our country. I hope we can include all our military veterans and current members as well as those who are helping us cope with present conditions. On this vein I thought I would post a link to a story...
by Thorlick
Tue May 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 5500

Re: Speedsters


Here the happy new owner of my speedster gives her husband the first ride!

1918 speedster
1918 speedster
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by Thorlick
Tue May 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint your car!
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Paint your car!

I think this is dangerously close to the actual Ford method. I love the prep work. The devil is in the details!

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by Thorlick
Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint your car!
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Paint your car!


I just saw an interesting video which just may have some application in achieving an authentic “black era” Model T paint job! https://youtu.be/sH4249-gQgY


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by Thorlick
Wed May 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 1889

Re: Henry's Chariot

Don’t forget the blades afixed to the rear hubs like they had in the Ben Hur film!

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by Thorlick
Tue May 12, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

Rich, I recently went through this and posted some thoughts about how I did it. https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11807&p=90841#p9084 I eventually discovered a cool hint in a recent Vintage Ford magazine. You can leave the field coil mounting bolts loose after leveling the magnets allowi...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Anderson Timer Manufacturer

Another thing I am now doing which is great fun: After setting my timer I pulled the painters tape off of my quadrant and put fresh tape there. Then I cut a strip of paper to wrap around the pulley, marking TDC and degrees around the pulley. Next I transferred the marks to the quadrant tape. Set th...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

Larry I would add the front stake pocket to your list of mistakes... you can't put the top down if you have anything in the front stake pocket. Ford fixed this for '26-'27 by moving the stake pocket a bit back.

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by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019

Ed, those Stearns-Knights were neat cars. Did that one have some of Art's sleeve valves or did it have original valve sleeves? Too bad it was all wrapped up... hard to see!

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by Thorlick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Anderson Timer Manufacturer

Phil, it only works to have someone else do it if your timing gear cover is properly centered. So you need to get or make a centering fixture. Much less expensive, and very easy, is to just do it yourself. I changed my procedure for accomplishing this task this week to make it much easier (less rot...
by Thorlick
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: FJ - Bakersfield Swap Meet Videos & Images 2018 - 2019

FJ, good photo of Roger and Erik! Is that a Stearns-Knight in front of the Center door T on the trailer? ... pretty cool!

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by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finally getting back to my Ruckstell
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Finally getting back to my Ruckstell

Dave, I can just make out what your wonderful wife must have been saying:

"OOOH, Honey, it is way to cold for you out in that shop. Why don't you come in to the dining room and work on the dining table, that way I won't be lonely!"

Nice workbench!
Nice workbench!
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by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix cover oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Bendix cover oil leak

Dan, You mentioned a later type of cover with a rolled edge... my car is from 3/1927. I am not sure it has the original Bendix cover, but it probably does. My cover has a rolled edge, however there is an area where the rolled edge has split and torn away, about 1/2" worth. The only reason to add a ...
by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix cover oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Bendix cover oil leak

Yikes, I haven't used lock washers on these in.... well ever! I wish I had seen this a few hours ago, I would have put lockers in there, a plain good idea. Access to the Bendix \screws is a bit difficult with the pedals, linkage, Horlick design slider Rocky Mountain interface connection, and brake ...
by Thorlick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix cover oil leak
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Bendix cover oil leak

After installing my engine with repairs completed I discovered a good size oil leak from the area of the Bendix cover. I looked around and found the old gasket in my discard pile... I couldn't have installed the cover without a gasket, could I? with a quick glance I could confirm that I used a new ...
by Thorlick
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Magnet leveling

Dan, you just hit the reason I wanted to know about AC on the chuck. I wondered if someone was using a demagnetizer to hold a flywheel down.

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by Thorlick
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1689

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Last time I had my engine out I marked TDC, 15 degrees after TDC, BDC and 15 degrees after BDC on the aluminum pulley (TTP after market I think). So to find 15 ATDC I just turn the engine until the 15 mark lines up with the cast boss I use as a degree wheel pointer. 0C795BBF-FE85-437F-8C32-7ACACE90...
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT model A style
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: HCCT model A style

Pretty neat looking thing. I assume it is made to test the coil on a distributor ignition system and as such would be worthless on setting the coils on our model T cars.

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by Thorlick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Magnet leveling

A quick question for the folks who surface grind their flywheel assembly. Back in the 1970's whilst I was awaiting the results of my dental board exams I worked in a machine shop which was surface grinding parts. The parts were held down with a magnetic chuck and ground under water coolant spray. D...
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Magnet leveling

<<<The official magneto gap is .025" to .040". That's a range of .015". Does a variation of .002" or .003" within that range really have any appreciable effect on magneto output? Steve, it is possible for some folks to misunderstand your post. You are referring to two different measurements. Gap be...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Can anyone tell me the function of that elbow? I don't think it will change the size of bird able to be sucked up into the carburetor as it's lumen is the same size as the intake without the elbow. The only thing I can think of is perhaps pulling the air from the side instead of the bottom will cou...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Mark, it is now evident to me that the oft referred to vaporizer cut away view which I showed above is wrong. Hole A and R are not on the bottom of the casting. There is no R hole but rather a hole A passing horizontally through the casting and the choke rod. Also there is a small diameter vent hol...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge

Rob,

I just completed that job yesterday without the KW tool. (I am sheltering at home also). I suggest you look at my thread if you don’t find a tool to use.

Click this link:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11807

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by Thorlick
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Magnet leveling

It is now about 2 weeks past when I started this magnet job. I have discovered that my method of setting the magnets works but that the limits I chose to stick to based on suggestions caused great grief to me. A really good mechanic suggested that .010" on the magnets is about the limit. I translat...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2338

Re: New guy here

Regarding broken Oak Spokes: The broken spoke guy was Ralph Ricks. I don't know where he got the oak spokes, but he did switch back to hickory. He used to tow his car by hooking it to the hitch on his Jaguar and then towing it on all fours. As I recall he got the steering turned and the sidewise fo...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

Joe Bell !!!!!! Wow, I thought this was going to be a hard one. Joe hit it right on the elbow. image0 - Copy.jpg I have only seen two of these. One was an obscure photo in Bruce's encyclopeda. It was just a generic vaporizer photo which didn't mention the elbow. The other one is the one I found at ...
by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: Who knows what this hole is for?

I'll jump in when someone hits it's function correctly.

Steve, that speed range might be reached solely due to the amount of weight which that hole eliminates.

Garland, I'm flabber-gassed by your guess!

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by Thorlick
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who knows what this hole is for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Who knows what this hole is for?

Ford Used the Ford Vaporizer (AKA Holley Vaporizer) starting in late 1925 for some Model T cars and 1917 for Fordson tractors. By late 1926 they used them on all model T cars. I have four of these carburetors plus more parts. I found that of four vaporizers two had the pictured hole and two did not...
by Thorlick
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Vaporizer carbs

I have mentioned this before, my May 1927 had a vaporizer carb. It is set up with the throttle bell crank up close to the firewall so that the control rod runs over the head to the throttle on the vaporizer. At one time I used to run a Stromberg go fast carburetor. I had to make a fancy linkage to ...
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2338

Re: New guy here

Steve, not a vaporizer car. Vaporizers use a throttle bell crank up near the firewall not down in the middle. My late ‘27 does it that way and has a vaporizer. Late production didn’t punch the web between cylinder 2&3 or drill the throttle hole in the valve cover. So it is possible he has the origi...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

[size-130]James,

Thanks for the report on how you did this. When I am ready to top my car I will probably steal some of your ideas. I am very lucky, my roof is easily removable (by original design) so I will be doing this with the top sitting upon saw-horses.

omni3.jpg
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by Thorlick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring photo
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: 1909 Touring photo

I wrote single lever because after thing it was two I decided that what looked like a second lever was the release rod in front of the lever and the release handle at top behind the lever. _lever.jpg It could be a two lever car, though. Another error was that the photo is in the Library of Congress ...
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Touring photo
Replies: 10
Views: 878

1909 Touring photo

I spotted this one in the National Library. I don't know if it has been featured in this forum previously.
1909 Touring single lever
1909 Touring single lever
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by Thorlick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: Magnet leveling

Allan, very clever solution. Probably way past the precision needed for a T Model!

Terry
by Thorlick
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Magnet leveling

I determined that my original cast aluminum magnet spools were damaged by my last effort at leveling (that means I was over zealous with my hammer after the last engine rebuild). I am now setting up my magnets on my flywheel and am trying an alternate method. I do not have a KW magnet setting tool....
by Thorlick
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5478

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

The weather is great so after doing some lawn mower repair and some mowing I finally found some time to work on Rusty (1927 roadster pickup L.A.F.D. Mountain Patrol Vehicle). This morning I installed and reamed new triple gear bushings. 1FD3BC7A-F0A1-46A7-B07C-7AA5DDACE97F.jpeg Then I replaced all ...
by Thorlick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction of a single cork filled disc clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Reproduction of a single cork filled disc clutch

Les,

That is interesting... wow that casting has some pretty thin areas milled into it. Those plates are pretty much one position one side up. Can you show us some photos of the unit when you get it off of your mill? Perhaps photos of it disassembled with the parts shown.

Thanks, TH
by Thorlick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

>Can they be installed through the hogshead opening, or must the hogshead be removed? (I'm talking a later T.) Jerry, Yes they can, but I prefer to do it with the transmission cover off. Pushing them into place can be done with much effort. If you get the cracking sound you have broken the band or p...
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

This mag is wonderful. R.V. built it up and gifted it to me about 20 years ago and it has been in continuous service ever since. I have had the engine in and out through probably over 50,000 miles and what David is noticing is a little bit of insulation frayed here and there on the outside edges. A...
by Thorlick
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Be careful dusting off your car.

Since I am sheltering at home and saw a speck of dust on my '27 T pickup and decided it was time brush it off. One thing led to another and I've almost got the car clean. I decided to post some photos of what I found under that speck of dust. IMG_3021.JPG I finally got the speck of dust off and thi...
by Thorlick
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 6545

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Jim, The above posts are correct. Gus Stangeland started the MTFCA website as well as the forum. When he put out a request for help in running it I volunteered some time and worked behind the scenes. I used to administer the photos and for a while ran a member's story section (which is still hidden ...
by Thorlick
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Disaster avoided
Replies: 29
Views: 2437

Re: Transmission Disaster avoided

Thomas, I don’t understand your title “Transmission disaster avoided”. It seems you have hit the all to frequent Kevlar disaster. Once you’ve replaced the low drum and flushed out the Kevlar remnants do you plan on installing a different lining material?

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by Thorlick
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1754

Epic Vintage Ford Cover

I just got my January/February 2020 Vintage Ford. The cover is another fantastic Rich Eagle painting... Nice Job Rich!

Jan/Feb?VF
Jan/Feb?VF
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by Thorlick
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster
Replies: 15
Views: 2254

Re: correct angle or measurement for front axle caster

Frank, That's a photo of "Toady". I sure wish I still had that car. After I sold it Terrie told me that was the only car I had that she liked! You may be interested in the car I have sitting in the garage awaiting restoration. I wanted one which can carry Terrie's friends or lots of kids. I hope sh...
by Thorlick
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Admin Jeff vs The Hill..., Who Will Win?

Gene, I have considered small drain holes for mine in the past but I don't find that they are needed nor advisable. The reason I chose not to drill them is that they will not accomplish anything on any of the dips in a 4 dip pan. In a three dip pan they will allow the #4 dip to drain when I add a da...
by Thorlick
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 3869

Re: Merry Christmas

Keith, I sure hope Spencer is holding that tree tightly, and the car even more so! He is one snappy dresser! That touring car seems to have side curtains on the rear compartment and there is snow on the wiper. What is the vertical divider on the lower windshield which is also collecting snow? All t...
by Thorlick
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 2097

Re: Snow anyone????

If our snow arrives tonight I will put my chains onto my ‘27 pickup. The snow will probably be gone by Thanksgiving.

I made my chains from discarded modern tire chains aboit 15 years ago... Work great. If the snow comes I will pst chain photos

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by Thorlick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LF Stromberg
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: LF Stromberg

Stan is selective on jobs he will do now. He did a wonderful job on an OF Stromberg for me years ago. I pulled the following from his web site.
S. Howe information
S. Howe information
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by Thorlick
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

That's right Wayne. 15 degrees after dead center. In Steve’s article he calls 15 degrees after top dead center 15 “past” TDC.

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by Thorlick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

TDC and 15 degrees before TDC
TDC and 15 degrees before TDC
by Thorlick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anotaher Horlick mod... timing
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Anotaher Horlick mod... timing

I find that my back starts protesting after an insignificant amount of T work. This presents me with the choice of stopping for the day with the job unfinished or just pushing through to the end and then being forced to sit it out for one to three weeks before tackling the next job. So I am stoppin...
by Thorlick
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Thomas, thanks. I used to hang an old model T magneto magnet below my differential with a bit of bailing wire. It was amazing how many folks accepted my explanation that it was to catch parts which had fallen off! I took it off when I discovered that it slowed Rusty down whenever we crossed railroa...
by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Steve, Seamus accessory is a bit hard to see. it is interesting indeed!
Seamus accesory crank holder.
Seamus accesory crank holder.
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by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Steve, Does Seamus have the driving light on the front axle in case he runs out of carbide? We have a stretch of state highway between Grass Valley and Auburn which is posted "Daylight Safety Section". Theoretically you must run headlights or risk being cited unless you are female with suggestive c...
by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Hand Crank Mod

Here you see a close-up of the complete modification. My bolt was a broken 1/4" AN bolt from my junk pile. After threading the bolt and running it in so it is flush at the top side of the crank the bolt head will rest just above the outer surface of the bushing I need to grind about 1/8" off of thi...
by Thorlick
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand Crank Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Hand Crank Mod

Rusty is ready and waiting for his engine so I am preparing to assemble and install same. eng1.jpg I once read of someone doing a hand crank mod and thought that might be fun someday. Well, today is the day and although he is getting his original engine back, he is also getting this radical modific...
by Thorlick
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Photo Frustration!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Photo Frustration!!!

I am having the same problem Donald (fordorgalore) had. I used to post just fine with the current software and without any changes on my part it stopped accepting my photos. The error was one saying it cannot read the size of the photos. I have tried a large number of changes much as Donald did and ...
by Thorlick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1856

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Gary, I see no reason you shouldn't replace your spokes yourself. Others reading, you can do wood felloe spokes yourself also. It just takes the willingness to learn how and to do it. It has been discussed here before. Here are two threads to peruse to get you started. https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/...
by Thorlick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1718

Re: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

I've been running on a Z head for over 15 years. I had no problem with hitting my aluminum pistons until about the second time I had the head decked (due to warping when it ran low on water due to a gasket leak). I found that if you put the head in place without tightening the head bolts and withou...
by Thorlick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off

I appologize as the photos I tried to post with this refuse to show unless listed afterwards as attachments. The forum error says they cannot read image dimensions. I am finally starting work on the Omnibus. Up first is the Ruckstell I bought for it (see first attachment). Examining this all seems w...
by Thorlick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Neat stuff in a barn
Replies: 11
Views: 2302

Re: Neat stuff in a barn

Mark,

Whak kind of truck is that... and why would they put a little three cylinder engine in there? I don't think the cool factor would count for much when horsepower was needed!

TH
by Thorlick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: 1926 Ford - Leapin Lena at Temora Rural Museum

John, It looks like that tonneau is for lead counter weights to make the wheelie easy to produce. I love the extra springs on the front to ease the landings and probably start the next wheelie on the rebound. I've heard the term "Clown Car" around here, but the pejorative "Shriner's Car" is much mo...
by Thorlick
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 2398

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Steve, your idea of a piece of tubing for a sight gauge is interesting and indeed you can stay safe by shutting off the stopcocks when not in use. I had always assumed a sight gauge was designed so you could lean over and take a look at the gauge thereby determining oil level without having to lay ...
by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 3498

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

one of my favorite videos on YouTube was posted by Robert Metz. I suggest you view it!

https://youtu.be/0U31vL8s-uE

TH
by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Colorizing old photos of our 1913
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Colorizing old photos of our 1913

I love seeing those hinges on the left front passenger door!

TH
by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Met FJ
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Re: Met FJ

Dick, I always know when I'm talking to Terrie, if I'm talking to Terry then I'm talking to myself. If my hearing aids are off can I even hear when I'm talking to myself? Terrie is the Horlick with the higher voice and more pleasing visage. Duane, FJ didn't let me post the photo, I failed to ask. H...
by Thorlick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Met FJ
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Met FJ

I had the honor of meeting FJ today when we rendezvoused so he could load up the speedster for the trip to Chicago. That car is going to a nice lady who has dreamed of owning a T for more than the last 20 years. She is really excited, preparing to join clubs and take driving lessons... just the sor...
by Thorlick
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Stories (Model T Ford related)
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Stories (Model T Ford related)

My car finds it much easier to exact his revenge upon me!

TH
by Thorlick
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you acquire your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 1977

How did you acquire your T?

I was just searching for an old file for a friend and came across this article. Around 1997 when I was assisting Gus Stangeland in administering the MTFCA forums one of the jobs I undertook was posting stories from members. I jump started submissions by posting a few stories of my own. This ondetail...
by Thorlick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 3135

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

My favorite on a "T":

"I have two speeds, if you don't like this one you sure as hell won't like the other!"

TH
by Thorlick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Great! Good report.

How did you do all that brass plating on your car?

TH
by Thorlick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Repair wood wheels

I have rebuilt wood wheels on both my steel and wood felloe wheels. It is not difficult to do either. Whilst some feel they would not do wood felloe wheels themselves, if you know how to do them there is no reason not to go for it. The rebuilders are regular humans just like you and so if they can ...
by Thorlick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T expert near Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 745

T expert near Chicago

I know someone who needs a mentor to learn driving and maintenance on her T. She is located near downtown Chicago. This lady has acquired a T she has longed after for 20 years and is starting from ground zero. The closest club, closest tours, etc. would be great also. If you can, please send me nam...
by Thorlick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: 1915 Speedster

Sold
by Thorlick
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simpler times
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Simpler times

Since my T's engine is at Erik's shop to have the air in the crankcase changed I had a few minutes to read a story by my favorite author, Patrick McManus. In one of his short stories "Christmas Over Easy" Pat relates an episode from his youth when his father decided to drive his car after several mo...
by Thorlick
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When Hope Calls
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: When Hope Calls

Duane, we have two Hallmark channels and little else of any value. I do like to watch the "Wind At My Back" series occasionally because they have a large selection of period correct automobiles and trucks in every episode. Warning: thread drift ensues. Those who object to thread drift can well... d...
by Thorlick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When Hope Calls
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

When Hope Calls

I just saw a promo for a Hallmark mush piece. The trailer has one car in it. Whose car was used on "When Hope Calls"?
When Hope Calls
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by Thorlick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Electronic ignition

Bill,
The problem is poor directions. You would get a kick reading about how these directions come to be by reading Persig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

To solve your problem I suggest you post on the MG site: https://www.mgexp.com/forum/mgb-and-gt-forum.1

respectfully, TH
by Thorlick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 3254

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Mark, I believe the brake drums are toughest and the reverse drums are the weakest and easiest to break. I think that when I lost my reverse drum I had not made the band round enough or had distorted it upon installation (see, operator error caused the failure... well the same error with other lini...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: 1915 Speedster

Here is a bump.

I have just decided to drastically reduce price on this car. $7500 obo. It sells this week or it goes on eBay where fees will probably increase price at least $1K!

TH. (530)205-6082
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: 1915 Speedster

Here is a bump.

I have just decided to drastically reduce price on this car. $7500 obo. It sells this week or it goes on eBay where fees will probably increase price at least $1K!

TH. (530)205-6082
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 3254

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Jeff, Wow that stuff in the Bendix cover is impressive. Mag contact, magnet keeper, and shards. They don't look like drum shards, but I have to believe you on that. Scott, I am sure that early on I didn't round the bands as carefully as I should have. I suspect that was the cause of the reverse dru...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 3254

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

I would like to be proudly listed as an "antii-Kevlar" person. As I mentioned in Steve Jelf's thread I have had 4 drums break. First I would like to mention that pro-Kevlar and anti-Kevlar attitues are religious affiliations. So this post will not change nor affect either disciple's conclusions. Th...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

Allan, It is quite common for a broken drum to let go even when it is not in use by it's band. I once backed out of my drive only to loose the drum about six blocks later. Steve's drum was toast back just before he noticed it started needing low band adjustments. That tow may have accelerated the c...
by Thorlick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 3575

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

Steve, That is a real bummer. I have suffered broken drums like that four times... Until I stopped using Kevlar linings. I feel that there are only two kinds of Kevlar drivers, those who have broken a drum and those who will. Too bad you have changed categories! I hope you have a replacement low dr...
by Thorlick
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 2970

Re: 1915 Speedster

Asking $9,000. Make offer, may be able to work out delivery with buyer.

thorlick@sbcglobal.net

TH
by Thorlick
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: How we replace a broken crankshaft at Rumble Seat Garage

I stopped by to consult with Erik today and met Stephen. He’s a great guy, even jumped in to help with my engine. The bad news is my engine will cost more to refresh than to replace. I have a new gear on my Stipe 250 cam, one I drilled for 7.5 degrees advance yesterday (a job which is rediculously e...
by Thorlick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

Re: Coils

Richard, The body is a perfect fit on a T chassis. That body came out of Pasadena, Kim Dobbins generously sold it to me so it wouldn’t have to meet a fate of conflagration. The running gear had lots of high powered stuff and went to someone for a speedster. My 1912 running gear come from Penny Mille...