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by Moxie26
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 760

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

Adding a little marvel mystery oil to the gas and a few more ounces to the oil well healthy piston rings free up and maybe give better compression
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1379

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

And to continue my post... After the engine starts and runs for awhile you can pull the speed lever back to neutral and that will break the bond between the high speed clutch plates.
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark coil maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Spark coil maintenance

Happy New Year James..... Just as Mike suggested, any and I mean Any undo physical pressure to the top hardware and points WILL change the electrical properties all that coil set by testing equipment. That undue pressure can come from the coils being tossed during shipment, or just by the person rem...
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

Paddy.... There is nothing inherently wrong with a 6 volt electrical system on a model T Ford. We are accustomed to a fast spinning engine and 12 volts and the model T hobbyist may think that's the best for their model T. By using LED headlights and LED bulbs for your turn signals and stop lights wi...
by Moxie26
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1379

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Back in the day, and today in 2020, if the oil in the crankcase is either of thick viscosity or if the air temperature is freezing, one would jack up the driver side rear wheel, put the speed lever into high gear, and then either crank or use the starter to start the engine. The reason for doing thi...
by Moxie26
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Today a broke out the popcorn and watched the entire movie of Lawless made in 2012.. ... There's a t t truck that has to be a modified drivetrain that runs circles around other vehicles. ... The movie is set in Southern Virginia in 1931.... Quite a few model T's, model a's and the new 32 V8. It does...
by Moxie26
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Has anyone clicked onto the link in reference to the movie ..."Lawless". !??!?.... It's model T relevant even though the rear end differential of the truck is not a TT standard equipment .
by Moxie26
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 53
Views: 1755

Re: Running poorly.

Clean your plugs and GAP them to 0.025"
by Moxie26
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Ever run out of Gas??????

A warm engine, just out of gas, will run on........... Moonshine !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3oq2W_DN5A.
by Moxie26
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 148
Views: 5260

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Thank you for your post Luke. As far as coming through with a cheaper breakthrough on testing coils I look at this as a bunch of words. When you have come through with documenting your research history testing and reliability please let us know. Bob J.
by Moxie26
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: 21" tires for a driver

I am more than pleased with the 21" Lester's I just put on my car. The tread is siped for better traction and overall gives a more comfortable ride.
by Moxie26
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of a wonderful MTFCA member
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Loss of a wonderful MTFCA member

Vinny.... I remember a 1912 red touring car, at the Morristown event last year... The car was traveling along that lower road coming up to the livestock barns and I did stop and talked with him. ..... I honestly don't remember if that was Jim or not, but he was an older gentleman , knowledgeable and...
by Moxie26
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2596

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Humble Howard was a true gentleman and a trusted friend, rest in peace , say "Hi" to RD for us.
by Moxie26
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Pads around spark plugs

Those brass "janitors" were reproduced about 25 years ago by a fellow in Pennsylvania.... I believe he passed.
by Moxie26
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: 5008CST Coil Point Adjusting Tool

WWW.MODELTETIMER.COM. ..... Coil hardware tool on product page....Online store.
by Moxie26
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

Mike, sorry for your loss... Keeping your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.
by Moxie26
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Challenge Match for Model T Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Challenge Match for Model T Museum

Hi Susan as soon as you do get a tally the contributions could you share that with us on the forum ?
by Moxie26
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Challenge Match for Model T Museum: NOVEMBER 4-12 // THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Challenge Match for Model T Museum: NOVEMBER 4-12 // THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION

Just a bump this up to the top, I believe we have until 12 midnight tonight to make a donation. We made ours today.
by Moxie26
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Anderson flapper rotors are available at Snyder's catalog
by Moxie26
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wrestling with Upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Wrestling with Upholstery

Looking good Doug. !!
by Moxie26
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Excuse me thank you Dick Lodge for the pictures very appreciated....... Dick, I'm still enjoying your eggnog recipe around the holidays thanks again. Bob J.
by Moxie26
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Gene, thanks for putting up those pictures of Ralph of his great race days
by Moxie26
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Ralph Ricks, truly missed here and real life. ...... Friendship cemented meeting in Binghamton, NY during one of his Great Race rallies years ago. True gentleman ,generous and kind.
by Moxie26
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model T +++ or ---- Ground ???
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Ford Model T +++ or ---- Ground ???

Ford returned to using the negative ground system in 1956 and also 12 volt batteries
by Moxie26
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parade Night
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Parade Night

Hey Dave and Cathy, would that be the parade at Medford Lakes you attended ???
by Moxie26
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model T +++ or ---- Ground ???
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Ford Model T +++ or ---- Ground ???

Positively... Negative ground.
by Moxie26
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

Mark and Marty... I do run a set of Edison for teens in r26 runabout and also very pleased with their performance. We also installed a set of Edison 14's in the 22 touring at the Edison estate in West Orange New Jersey, and also no problems noted. I have always set the Gap to 0.025", and also observ...
by Moxie26
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

Nice nautical thing you got going there !
by Moxie26
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

aboer wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:12 pm
I made this off a [nice] knife for adjusting thecushion spring .IMGP2663.JPGIMGP2662.JPG
Anthonie.....now that you let the cat out of the bag... What was your wife's response when she noticed one knife missing?
by Moxie26
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

Dave: I have a drawing of the tool, cannot post any pictures since the neighbor's third grader isn't home yet. Nice combination in one tool to adjust coil top hardware. Thanks again Mike. This tool eliminates two problems.... The larger squared handle with covering prevents turning in use, and preve...
by Moxie26
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Tom Carnegie

Would someone have a link to post for this article?
by Moxie26
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early aluminum intake manifolds
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

When Ford went to the cast iron intake, the interior dimensions were reduced..... perhaps to save $$$$ on expenses, or was it to limit engine power ??
I use the 1913 aluminum intake on our '26 Runabout, with a NH straight thru and I my estimation runs better than stock '26 parts.
by Moxie26
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2445

Re: New Tool

This forum is getting boring with all these senior stubborn rules if you can’t promote a tool or procedure to make it easier on this forum without someone who the same person constantly criticizes it all the time RJ : The three major criticizers are no longer on this Forum.... the positives shine i...
by Moxie26
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked Clutch Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Cracked Clutch Plates

Worn thin, or just cracked ? Running low on oil ?
by Moxie26
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to stop gas seeping from the sediment bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: How to stop gas seeping from the sediment bowl?

Do you have seepage through the metal itself......or just at the gasketed areas?
by Moxie26
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1745

Re: Johns-Manville company

The Johns Manville corporation was responsible for starting to town of Manville in Somerset county New Jersey, the town was incorporated in 1929. Started with the factory and a hotel for people to stay then the town grew around. Needless to say quite a few people came down with the condition called ...
by Moxie26
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Still drives first car.... $47.50 bargain
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Still drives first car.... $47.50 bargain

1946 was just after world war II brand new cars were selling at a premium and whatever used cars were also selling for high prices, even model T's.
by Moxie26
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Thank you Keith and Susan I'm sure we'll have a good turnout on all 3 days designing
by Moxie26
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Any news if there will be a meeting?
by Moxie26
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Thank you Keith for the update...
by Moxie26
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Bringing this back.... any word on Hershey Forum Meeting day and time ??????????
by Moxie26
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Do what you need to center the spark ring..... you will get better results in calibrating your coils.
by Moxie26
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On...or...Off ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: On...or...Off ???

George:

Are you riding out the storm in Florida, or elsewhere ??????? PM me as you wish.

Bob J.
by Moxie26
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

I use a Scotch-Brite pad to clean and brighten at inside ridge of a spark ring and also the pointer tip . Metal oxidation will act as an electrical insulator
by Moxie26
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Might have some wiggle room on the bolt holes for the spark ring so that be a minor adjustment up and down or sideways plus that square bolt on the pointer is loosened to adjust the gap between the tip of the pointer and the ring
by Moxie26
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Most likely on the cleanliness, but that pointer / ring distance should be as equal as possible all the way around . Plus when revolving the flywheel speed should be limited to 60 revolutions per minute. You'll find that once you have the cushion spring tension in the vibrator tension set correctly ...
by Moxie26
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: It’s Alive .. It’s Alive !

Congratulations mark, just make sure that your pointer has the same distance from the spark ring all way around and both surfaces are shiny clean and bright. Then you can sell if you have Sparks all the way around on every revolution
by Moxie26
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Availability of 19 - 25 ignition switches
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Availability of 19 - 25 ignition switches

Who are your contacts for repair / parts of ignition switches? Who's that
by Moxie26
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspections
Replies: 25
Views: 1280

Re: State Inspections

Professor, it is my understanding that a single red marker light was supplied with the beginning of electrical equipment in 1919. For modern safety there's no reason not to keep your double lights for night time driving t add a era style stop light right in the middle of the spare tire carrier and u...
by Moxie26
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

Loose fan belt pulley?
by Moxie26
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Steve, 2pm works for me too on Wednesday
by Moxie26
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Has a day and time been set ???
by Moxie26
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2254

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Easy to crank and doesn't start? I would suspect low compression due to worn piston rings or leaky valves. Pushing the car to start will turn the engine over faster to get compression to start engine.
by Moxie26
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand crank mag / coil tester
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

While you have everything apart, you might as well go the extra step and recharge the magnets the full strength, and check out the coils for missing insulation and damage
by Moxie26
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Spring Change In Car
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

That's.... Watts clutch..Darn voice text
by Moxie26
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Spring Change In Car
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Clutch Spring Change In Car

Yes, it can be done but not without some choice words and some help. Years ago I had installed a watch clutch and as use the round spring that came with the clutch pack. After some time the clutch spring had moved which equated to losing spring pressure causing a problem. So I got a regular square c...
by Moxie26
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2254

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Has a previous owner put a fusible link off the starter terminal?... Starter link or inline fuse?
by Moxie26
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dealership in NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: Dealership in NJ

:D well Frank that's a nice picture of a touring car in front of the building that you posted much appreciated
by Moxie26
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Opening a Fake 6v battery case
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Opening a Fake 6v battery case

With the post orientation in your picture, I would be inclined to think that would be a size 2 battery commonly used in model A's and V8 Fords. Hiding an Optima battery inside a original style case is new to me.
by Moxie26
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

Dick: I double up on the floss, thread thru the nut and washer, then install. The idea is just to keep the two parts together, position on shaft then turn nut down keeping things together before final adjustment. Yes, the floss will be compromised , but it does it's job on installation procedure.......
by Moxie26
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

Scott: Appreciated your write-up.... packed with adventure, pathos, excitement, mystery, drama and comedy. But seriously, I had a similar band experience with our '26, except on the reverse band installation. I too installed band washer , locking nub reversed. Had double strand floss there but the s...
by Moxie26
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 1681

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

:?: Vin .... Any rules on bringing leashed pets to Fosterfields ???
by Moxie26
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 1681

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

Hey Vin :

Last year Mike Kossor was very helpful helping a few guys with coil problems. Any confirmation on his attendance next month ??
by Moxie26
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1520

Re: 6 volt battery dilemma

Tractor supply has a size 1, 6 volt battery, 700 cold cranking amps for about $96 in my area of New Jersey. Engine starts a lot faster and so far anticipate no problems . Having the proper size battery cables to handle the amperage, and adding an extra ground to the engine helps.
by Moxie26
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 1681

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

Good morning Vinman..... We will be there.... Hopefully we'll get there earlier this year. This year's itinerary looks to be expanded with events that will draw more model T owners in cars to the show. Besides the cars there is a lot of history to be shared and learned at fosterfields.
by Moxie26
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: Muffler mounting.

All your replies are appreciated. With Ford's flexible frame, the theory of the manifold exhaust pipe entering and secured by a center stud and nut would be great if the pipe and muffler ran centerline in the frame. Since the pipe and muffler run off center of frame flex, the pipe not only has to ro...
by Moxie26
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: Muffler mounting.

Well maybe Larry should get back into reproducing the correct parts
by Moxie26
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: Muffler mounting.

Jeff:

So you're telling me the exhaust pipe from the engine slides into the muffler the entire length of the muffler ??????????????? Really ??????????

Not so with the vendor supplied parts.
by Moxie26
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1908

Re: Chattering Brakes

Try pumping the brakes to get more oil between the lining and the drum and also consider tightening up on the adjustment a bit
by Moxie26
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: Muffler mounting.

What anyone have the specifications from the original Ford drawings and tell us how far the exhaust pipe went into the muffler??? I'm thinking maybe halfway in?
by Moxie26
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: Muffler mounting.

Excuse The King's English... Meant to type " for forum members ".......lol. if it doesn't rain tomorrow I'll take the car out of the garage drop the muffler reform the bracket that holds the muffler and may consider drilling another hole just forward a present hole 2 remount the muffler and let the ...
by Moxie26
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler mounting.
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Muffler mounting.

Experiencing a problem keeping the exhaust pipe in the muffler. Presently have a stainless steel muffler on the 26. Open question for forum members. Do you use a muffler clamp or, have the exhaust pipe float inside the muffler connection?
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Excuse the typo...... should read 15W40 weight.
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Steve Jelf .... didn't you have a serious problem running 0- w20 viscosity oil on one of your trips ??????????? Viscosity and ratings are two different qualities of modern oils. I 've been using motorcycle oil with 15-w40 viscosity for years with no problems. This oil was strongly suggested by Fred ...
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testers
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Coil Testers

Please keep in mind that electrical values will change if undue pressure is applied to the upper coil hardware.
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 1833

Re: Coolant in thermosiphon systems

Consider Evans non-aqueous coolant.................. works well with thermo-syphon systems. Ive been using since 1998.
by Moxie26
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 2233

Re: I am 87 today

Happy Birthday to You !!!!!!!!!!...... we share the same day !
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

:) ........ Like I said Steve, it's your choice...... As long as you see the value in the amount that you spend.
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2758

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

Our engines share the same lubricant as motorcycles...... the same oil lubricates the engine and transmission. This was expressed years ago by one of our past MTFCA Presidents.... Fred Houston ( R.I.P. ). Oil blend for motorcycles are formulated to withstand more heat . Viscosity ??? Fred recommende...
by Moxie26
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cast iron intake
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: cast iron intake

Joe, you will be very satisfied with that larger cast iron intake. Had one on my car similar setup is mentioned with a straight through Holly, foolishly changed to a regular issue or later issue cast iron and even though it ran a little bit smoother I was not happy with the lesser top end and respon...
by Moxie26
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

Dave: You mentioned coil sounds..... loud. Suspect bad condensers inside coil unit. When were the coils last rebuilt ??????
by Moxie26
Sat May 25, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 1484

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

Does the pointer run concentric within the spark ring ??? Spark ring , to me, does not shine like it should, can't see the pointer. Unequal pointer/ring distance will cause visual differences in spark. When testing coil, is the meter needle steady at 60 rpm's ??
by Moxie26
Sat May 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger
Replies: 19
Views: 1484

Re: HCCT questions - every other spark stronger

Nikolaus:

What did you use to clean the brass ring and pointer ???

I use a crocus cloth or fine steel wool to clean and brighten both metal parts before using my tester. Oxidation and corrosion, however slight, will insulate spark points on the HCCT. I learned that from a great friend.
by Moxie26
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bing Crosby & his start with a Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Bing Crosby & his start with a Model T

Vogue Tires is stil in business... now spelled Vogue Tyres https://www.voguetyre.com/. Paul Whiteman is with a L-29 Cord front wheel drive car. All L-29 chassis were used from 1929 to 1934, I believe. Straight 8 cylinder Lycoming engine, Cord made complete cars and also supplied chassis to custom bo...
by Moxie26
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 4780

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

A cup of Quaker oatmeal works too .......!!!
by Moxie26
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: oil

That aftermarket dipstick is installed in the lower petcock position. Try waiting a few minutes after shutdown to check oil level on dipstick. Too much oil will be indicated by opening top petcock and showing a steady stream of oil coming out.

Bob J.
by Moxie26
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires and plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Tires and plugs

Good Morning Vincent.... not certain on the white tires, but there was only one access on the differential. A suction gun used to remove lubricant, pump or squeeze bottle to add lubricant

Bob J.
by Moxie26
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Can't log in on Android
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Can't log in on Android

Asks for log-in info, password does not match on android, PC is ok. How does one change password to have same on PC and android ?? Thanks in advance.

Bob J.
by Moxie26
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: coil repair

Silicone has been rejected ..... period.
by Moxie26
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: coil repair

I've seen all types of "filler" material in coils sent to me for rebuilding... also many types and shapes of condensers. Tar will not only keep moisture away from the wiring, it will stabilize the position of all internal elements... a plus in my book due to the vibrations of engine/drive train and/...
by Moxie26
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Great War returns
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: The Great War returns

DVD is now available on e-Bay and Amazon..... BUT be careful. Some DVD's and digital downloads are in PAL Format..... a format for DVD's in most of Europe, and will not play on our Region 1 DVD players. USA players only show Region 1 DVD's. .........Buyer beware.

Bob J.
by Moxie26
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Great War returns
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: The Great War returns

BBC news report on British TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL9w2dBzm70.
by Moxie26
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT, "All Alone,------"
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: OT, "All Alone,------"

Here's what Henry's friend Tom Edison recorded on Diamond Disc .............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrvMGH10N8A.

"All Alone" by Irving Berlin ..... composed to honor Berlin's late wife's sudden passing.
by Moxie26
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fred Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 3242

Re: Fred Houston

Mike Bender: Thank you for letting us know of Fred's passing. Even though there will be those who cannot attend the services, please post the services here for everyone when completed by the family. I only had contact with Fred a few months in 1999 when we spoke of rebuilding the transmission in our...