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by big2bird
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 715

Re: NOS???

Jonah,
I hate to add this, but NOS can and is used to deceive.
Flea Bay is a prime example. Remember, if it doesnt ring true, it may not be as they would lead you to believe.
by big2bird
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7158

Re: Playin in the shop today...

You could always plate it later.
by big2bird
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD Bosch Distributor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: SOLD Bosch Distributor Cap

Done. Thank you.
by big2bird
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD Bosch Distributor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Bosch Distributor Cap

MrTwT1915 wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:43 pm
Sorry Jeff I did not get a PM from you.

Please send again
big2bird@ pacbell.net

Let me know particulars.
by big2bird
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD Bosch Distributor Cap
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Bosch Distributor Cap

PM sent. Thank you.
by big2bird
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1599

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Original Smith wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:06 am
I wonder how they kept the seat cushions from falling out?
Look close. There are shipping straps around them.
by big2bird
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1666

Re: sure mike cranks

I have one in my 26. Put a .280 Chaffins cam and Z head on it. Lots less vibration than my 23 and 20 but haven't put a lot of miles on it. I don't know how to tell the difference between the light or heavy one and haven't had the bottom off the 26 for several years. Pulls strong at low RPM. haven't...
by big2bird
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1666

Re: sure mike cranks

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It does vibrate less. Much smoother.
More power uphill? Hard to say.
If a Scat was available back when I built it, it would be in there instead.
I did have a stock crank ground the same size at the same time in case.
by big2bird
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Stop Light Wire

Mark Osterman wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:32 pm
That’s quite a distance way under the pickup box. Have you thought of bringing it to a place where it might be more easily seen?
I have to agree. Isn't there a 26-27 rear fender bracket?
by big2bird
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Stop Light Wire

The offset pins insure that the lower wattage running light and the higher wattage stop light align with the designated contact when the lamp is installed.
by big2bird
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

Cast the name SMILLERS, then you can grind the two S letters off.😉
by big2bird
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

Mark Gregush wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:45 am
I read the above post as the Miller name is owned by someone, maybe also the rights to the design. Something to think about before moving ahead.
Surely the patent has expired.
by big2bird
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

I would be interested.
by big2bird
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7158

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Just amazing Kevin. Beautiful.
by big2bird
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7158

Re: Playin in the shop today...

A lot of work.
by big2bird
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sandblasted Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Sandblasted Parts

Your over thinking this. The paint will adhere better, and the joints will polish themselves.
by big2bird
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1392

Re: T race car

Very nice work Pete. You are quite talented.
The car has very nice lines.
by big2bird
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

FieldMarshalRed wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:03 pm
Hello again. Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T? If so, how many did he own?
All of them.😆
by big2bird
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1392

Re: T race car

Do I see some Dennis Webb sheet metal?
by big2bird
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 108
Views: 11514

Re: Speedsters

Man the speedster side is thriving. A great bunch of fun looking cars.
by big2bird
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 108
Views: 11514

Re: Speedsters

Is that a set of Tom Minocchi‘s all stainless steel Buffalos??? Hi Kevin, Yes, Tom made them and they are all stainless. My wife asks why guys are always noticing the wheels. I just say Bling! I remember Tom having a set of the polished all stainless wheel sets years ago at Bakersfield swap meet (2...
by big2bird
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7158

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Progress. They look great!
by big2bird
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: points and condenser

Come on people! How the car is, is how he bought it! A few bucks on points and condenser and he can enjoy his T. Returning to stock most likely requires removing the engine and transmission to remove the oil slingers, installing mag ring and magnets. I would advise him not to open his hood at a mod...
by big2bird
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 56
Views: 2899

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

My 23 touring is a parts car.
Never again. Cheaper to buy an intact car.

A speedster is a different story.
by big2bird
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: points and condenser

The easiest way to diagnose a failing cap in the Kettering ignition system is check the spark.
A fat blue spark is ideal.
An orange spark denotes a failing cap.
by big2bird
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7158

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Copper plate them suckers. :mrgreen:

Kevin, that is a very special endeavor.

I want one or two, and I have nothing to put them on, yet,maybe,if I live long enough. :lol:
by big2bird
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2291

Re: A period looking shop.

Dallas Landers wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Jeff my eyes are not good enough for oil lights.😂
Hard to pump oil/gas thru romex. :lol:
by big2bird
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2291

Re: A period looking shop.

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Thank you all. I am hooking up all the wiring now.

Period lighting? Just curious.
by big2bird
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 833

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

Were the hood shelves made by different manufactures? Was it a Ford made exclusive item? Could the hole have been some sort of stabilizing hole with a small pin through the hole to keep the stamped hood shelf in place in the press used by some different manufactures? Could be the answers in in the ...
by big2bird
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

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Great idea. The front plate.
by big2bird
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

Maybe 40 years ago I was at Glen Chaffin's shop discussing this very thing. A customer walked in, overheard us, and introduced himself as a petrochemical engineer at Standard Oil. He filled us in on the history of the 600wt oil, it's use, its old and new composition, and really it's intended use, as...
by big2bird
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

Just some extra clarification on the chart i posted, the only thing that it compares is viscosity, other characteristics of the oil is not taken in consideration i.e. the 'stickyness' of the oil or the capacity to absorb moisture or protect against corrosion. Another important feature of the oil in...
by big2bird
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2291

Re: A period looking shop.

Nicely done.
by big2bird
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

Bump for the holidays.
by big2bird
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

Susanne, I apologize. I have my opinion, and you have yours, but I was in no way telling you what to do.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have Moved
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: We Have Moved

TWrenn wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:33 pm
big2bird wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forgive my ignorance, but who is we?
Ron Patterson...one of the fine coil repair guys in our hobby.
Thank you.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have Moved
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: We Have Moved

Forgive my ignorance, but who is we?
by big2bird
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Running without coolant?

Doing a quick start up on an existing motor just to see if it starts is fine. Think of a one lunger with a cup of water in it. If I am starting a new build for the first time, I hook up cooling, because once it starts, I want to adjust mixture and timing, keep it running long enough to break in the ...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

https://petroleumservicecompany.com/mobil-600w-super-cylinder-oil-5-gallon-pail/ Comparing that SAE chart to what Henry used is like looking up nutritional facts for Coca Cola, and seeing corn syrup instead of cocaine. :lol: The original 600wt was black tar like stuff, that you had to warm up to pou...
by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 1919-1927 Professionally Rebuilt Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: FS 1919-1927 Professionally Rebuilt Starter

It would be February before I could ship the core.
by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 62
Views: 7158

Re: Playin in the shop today...

Well done Kevin. That looks killer. Kudos.
by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

Philip wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:40 am
here is the real 600w. philip
Yup. Closer to roof mastic than oil. :lol:
by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1823

Re: Tree hugger

by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: front tire bows in like it will collapse if I keep turning. Why?

Norman Kling wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Another thing I failed to mention, if you have wood spoke wheels, the spokes should be tight in the felloes and in the hub. They might need to be re-spoked if they are loose.
Norm
That is what it sounds like to me.
by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1823

Re: Tree hugger

There is a large amount of people that still believe CV-19 is a hoax. There are still people that insist the world is flat.
World wide, the vast majority of scientists agree on two things. Gravity and man's contribution to global warming.
by big2bird
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

I've had same actual 600W, (a.k.a. #2 Steam Cylinder Oil). It's very thick and pours very slowly. I have also had some of the "600W" sold by the T suppliers. I kinda doubt it's actually 600W. I think it's more like 140 gear lube. Just my take on it. Correct. 600W is black. The stuff Lang's sells is...
by big2bird
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease for differential and drive shaft bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Grease for differential and drive shaft bearings

I use 90w gear lube, and molybdenum/lithium grease.

No leaks/noises/explosions/catastrophic failures.

No auto topic on earth is talked about more than oil and lubricants. It's like the Ford/Chevy thing. There is no correct answer. :?
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1823

Re: Tree hugger

There was an article in the paper this morning about a Tesla car which exploded raining burning batteries down on the houses nearby. Every new idea is met by some disadvantage or liability. The current generation of internal combustion cars is very safe and almost emission free. Norm Any combustion...
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

. how many multitudes of T rear ends died over the decades from using what was put in there from the factory and remained in there for 50 years? All of them. :lol: Ever pulled one apart and said " good enough." Lubricants are light years ahead of what they were. Race engines used castor bean oil. I...
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

I haven’t been able to locate the 600 wt. locally. Does anyone have any suggestions where I should order it or perhaps a different name for the same thing? Thanks. I have good seals, so I use 90wt hypoid. 600wt is horrible stuff, but if you insist, it is Steam Chest Oil. Its what they had back then...
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U-Joint
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: U-Joint

Probably a PTO for farm equipment.
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Head gaskets

Original Smith wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Wasn't the Victor number 101? I can't believe with the number of T's still on the road, they ever discontinued them.
I believe that is correct. I will look later, but it sounds right.
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Radiator drain petcock

Rich Bingham wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:23 am


Now it's time to ask, would that compound work with Prestone ?
Yes
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

jwilliams81 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:07 am
big2bird wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:54 am
I agree with Norm.
Gracie.jpg
This is a great looking car. I would buy it for $10K without hesitation. The heavy lifting is done.
Big2bird,
Are you saying that car is for sale?
I agree it looks gorgeous and would be interested if for sale.
I doubt it. I just used that picture as an example.
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

I agree with Norm.
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This is a great looking car. I would buy it for $10K without hesitation. The heavy lifting is done.
by big2bird
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Head gaskets

About twenty years ago I bought a big box of gaskets at an auction in South Dakota that turned out to have about 25 new Victor head gaskets individually sealed in cellophane and on a Victor backing board. It took me a couple years to sell 20 of them on ebay for $25 each, I thought I'd really cut a ...
by big2bird
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Scammers Everywhere

Norman Kling wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:24 pm
I get calls from time to time telling me my automobile warranty has expired and asked me to renew it. I answer I want to renew my 1922 Model T Ford. They hang up on me!
Norm
:lol: I did the same thing. :lol:
by big2bird
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1823

Re: Tree hugger

It's "Global Warming." That would make it a "global" issue. The earth is a finite ecosystem. Only the universe is infinite.(Maybe). :?
by big2bird
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: Radiator drain petcock

This thread sounds like fisherman telling their "fish" story. I have messed with these cars since 1972? I was slightly older than Jonah. I know how to fix these. I know they are still made the same way. I know how to clean/wire brush/lap/lube them, and just recently learned about the Aviation stuff ...
by big2bird
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Fuel pump

It's just a built in safety. If the hill is steep enough, the oil line stops flowing, so the fuel stops flowing. :lol:
by big2bird
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1500

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Jeffery The cam grind that is with this crank is available to be done to your engine!! It is a grind I stumbled onto in the ‘70’s and it only works good with non-Siamese ports. It will help a T block go 100 mph or more!! I drove a speedster thru the traps at OCIR at 76 MPH in a quarter mile back in...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1500

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin has the means, and my hat is off to him if he accepts. Me, I would be interested in the cam. Meaning, the design of it. Lift, duration, overlap, etc. Iskenderian is 95 now, and was a student of Winfields. I would like to know his thoughts on the cam design before he passes. Kevin, if you becom...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1296

Re: Alchohol?

DHort wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:29 am
You forget that Jonah is too young to have anything to do with alcohol or moonshine.
I am quite sure he knows what a joke is.

If not, I apologize.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1500

Re: 2 up 2 down project

My thoughts,

It would be a hill killer. And if thats your thing, a great start.

As for street, I would imagine it would not be reliable, nor street mannered. Its a grenade waiting to happen.

My 2 centavos.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 27
Views: 1513

Re: Carsenegenic??

Scientists are the leading cause of cancer in laboratory animals.
by big2bird
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1296

Re: Alchohol?

I use vodka. IF the car breaks down....... :lol:
by big2bird
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: Head gaskets

I received mine today. They look horrible compared to 40 years ago. :roll:
by big2bird
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1500

Re: 2 up 2 down project

It is a very generous offer.
by big2bird
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?
Replies: 17
Views: 979

Re: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?

The best price I have found on Champion X, new stock, is.....
Rock Auto. :shock:
by big2bird
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: Gland rings

I fully agree with the method of installation, and that is the way I have always done it. But, I have always wondered while putting on the rings which side is in and which side is out. The rings have a slight opening with a asbestos type of material inside. The opening is not in the middle but on o...
by big2bird
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1823

Re: Tree hugger

That’s the beauty of everyone owning an electric car...! When the county issues a permit to install a smart charger at your home... you unknowingly authorize the local utility to use your vechicle battery as a community storage device! Just imagine, your utility company can charge, or draw, from yo...
by big2bird
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS water bag, great accessory item
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: NOS water bag, great accessory item

E mail sent.
by big2bird
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

Duckwing wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Does someone still sell these?
If you mean a strap , check NAPA.
by big2bird
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

Jack Putnam, in Ohio wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Interesting design on this battery tool. Perhaps not a well thought out design, but well built. What are your thoughts? Probably was not a big seller.
It looks like the positive end at one time had an insulated bushing on the swivel pin or coating. Hard to say.
by big2bird
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

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This is what you want. Same idea, but safer. Mine gave up after 45 years. This one is two years old.
by big2bird
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

TLeroux wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:26 am
I just need model # of your hoist.
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by big2bird
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

Being a retired electrician, I can tell you that is an accident looking for a place to happen.

Ever see a wet cell battery explode? Not pretty.
by big2bird
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

I would buy 6.
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: Gland rings

Ultra South Australia
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Springs for BB Head
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Valve Springs for BB Head

Chaffin?***********
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MODEL T PARTS
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: MODEL T PARTS

Ill give you 9 cents on the dollar. Lol
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gland rings
Replies: 18
Views: 1192

Re: Gland rings

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Just for reference, these are what original Ford NOS units look like.
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

The coeffecient of friction of bare steel on leather vs powder coat and leather is virtually the same.
.5-.6.
I am fully aware of T requirements.
A rubber impregnated belt is slightly improved.
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

It was a well known fact (back in the day) that you never paint the contact surface of a belt pulley because the belt won’t grip. Powder-coat will NEVER wear off unless it is of extremely poor quality. You may be correct about wear, but it works fine. This pulley has more time than any T will ever ...
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

Thank you Frank.
by big2bird
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: shipping a head

Speaking of shipping, if you insure an item for $1000 at UPS, it is hand carried, and never sees a conveyor.
I ship stereo equipment that way.
by big2bird
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

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Inside cap is marked 65942., 66880.
by big2bird
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

Go ahead. The belt will eat it off anyhow in 20 miles.
by big2bird
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 15
Views: 652

WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

Looking to buy distributor cap/s for American Bosch, part # 65942
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley NH jet orifice size?
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Holley NH jet orifice size?

Marshall, In the simplest of terms, the NH is a "puddle" carb, and just lets fuel in to the venturi according to a needle valve versus the manifold pressure. Just like a needle valve on a swamp cooler or ice maker, as long as it varies from off to full on, your good. Tweak to max RPM and your good. ...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

kelly mt wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:31 pm
Member for 36 years, retired now. Operated hydro dams.
Local 441 , 40 years, retired. Inside wireman.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

IBEW? A Member?
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: shipping a head

My Z head from Lang's fared just fine in a thick wall cardboard box.
I am with Les. Cut a piece of masonite to protect the surface, slip it in a tight box. It will ship fine.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

I have a two post for my other cars and with creative use of adapters to clear the running boards use it for my ‘26 RPU. I use high-lift jack stands to add stability/safety for the T pickup - nose-heavy and flexible. If the T were my only vintage car, I would stick to a jack and regular jack stands...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Jeffery Thank you for the information. I have a two post hoist which I use often. Right now it has my 67 Mercury M100 project on it(only in Canada)!! I will pick up a pair of your suggested posts (10 ft should do nicely). At 71 I REALLY hate crawling around on the floor! 20201111_111329.jpg 2020111...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

I work on Corvettes on the side. 16051101855484142759450863942226.jpg This is a 99 C5R factory race engine here right now. The lift can hold the T all the way up, and I can park my C3 corvette underneath. On a two post, checking wheels, brakes, alignment, etc. on the T is easy. The T is on a friends...
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

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The posts are within 16" of each axle, on frame saddles.
Calculated for 1650 lbs, safety factor of 2, 1/4" deflection.
It has to be done correctly, but it can be done.
by big2bird
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

TWrenn wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:14 am
Jeffrey...I see you use 4x4s as a method to support the suspension. Excellent idea. That looks like one hefty, expensive lift!!
They are 4x4 PSL posts. My best friend is a structural engineer.
Regular 4x4 No.1 didn't cut the math.