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by dobro1956
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Speedster project, another problem, update

Mike, I believe it may be because I hooked up the lubricator for the Marvel Mystery Oil. The "mystery problem" just needed some oil. :)
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Speedster project, another problem, update

OK, Now I know this thing is possessed !! I got the rear of the car on blocks today. So I thought I would just do a quick startup to warm it up a little bit. It started very easily as usual Took about 30 seconds to warm up enough to take off partial choke, and it just ran as it had been. With the ha...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Speedster project, another problem

I had thought about putting the rear end on blocks and test the transmission that way. I may have time to do that today. All the transmission bushings were used. The triple gear pins are also very nice used. I also made sure they were tight in the flywheel. I do not have a magneto ring or magnets. I...
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Ill check the bands tomorrow, and also open the inspection cover to check the clutch finger measurement again. The wrist pins and pistons were re-used as they were in good shape. So they are already "ran in" I did change the piston rings. The end gaps of the new Hastings rings were at near the limit...
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Speedster project, another problem, update

I added a update to the thread below. on Friday Jan 15th This project is going to drive me nuts. I have not started the car in over a week. Everything was OK last time I ran the engine. I thought I would start the engine for another "heat cycle" while I was testing all the wiring I just installed. A...
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 895

Re: Dressing the period part

It took us awhile, but we found clothes to match the clothes in my speedster project inspiration photo. The hat for my wife was the hardest part to find ...
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by dobro1956
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens T-120 DUPLEX Gear Puller, help needed.
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Stevens T-120 DUPLEX Gear Puller, help needed.

Hi Pep, So you are the guy who beat me to the "mystery tool" :) :) , You beat me by seconds ...... and it was a "buy it now" steal. Congratulations, "well played". I do not have that tool So I can not give the measurements. I would look for a piece of pipe that could be machined to fit over the halv...
by dobro1956
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

Allen, you are correct that it needs to totally clear the axle surface.

Here is a diagram I made of the tool. If I did not get all the info needed just ask here or send e-mail to the address posted and Ill try and get it for you ..
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by dobro1956
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

Ill get some measurements of the tool today. Ill post them here later

This would be a nice tool to re-produce. It sure is a lot better than a file or a grinder.
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Used my rare Stevens Front Axle re-facer today

About a year ago I found and was able to purchase a Stevens Front Axle re-facer in its original box. In all my years of messing with Ts it is the only one I have ever seen. I needed to change the front axle of the Speedster project to a "dip" style axle because the standard Ford axle would hit the h...
by dobro1956
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead
Replies: 23
Views: 815

Re: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead

Thanks for all the suggestions. The 4 valve rocker arm cover is unique that there is no back to it. It does help some as to the "spray" of oil from the rockers. I was also concerned about the thicker oil not going where it was needed, so I guess Ill stay with my 30 weight oil Im using... Its not un-...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead
Replies: 23
Views: 815

What lube do you use on your Rajo or other overhead

Since the Speedster project is now running, Its time to think about driving it. I have been oiling the push rod guides and the valve stems with my little pump oiler. But it is a real mess each time. I know that this thing is going to be an "oily beast" but I hope to keep it to a minimum. The Rajo 4 ...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Duet, I'm not sure what that was. I have a big double blade fan that has 12 separate blades. It moves a lot of air. You can see it blowing my shirt at times. So the fan probably picked up a piece of trash on the floor. I hope to get the AC brakes hooked up soon, and then try to get it out of the sho...
by dobro1956
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

TRDxB2. In one of my posts above I have a link to when I built the Taylor Loudspeaker muffler/cutout. You will have to build your own as they do not seem to exist anymore. I can supply the measurements if you decide to build one. I also used the cast iron dual exhaust sold by the vendors. I believe ...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Terry, It has been a long road since I got the head from you. I always felt like the head would just give a little more power and ad a "cool" factor to the speedster project. It may just be a combination of all my little things but it really sounds and acts like a real race car. It will be awhile ti...
by dobro1956
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

I guess the sound issue is with my computer. ?? It is unmuted and I can barely hear the sound. I guess it may be time for a new computer This one is a 2003 model :) :) That's ancient by computer standards :) Steve, The exhaust is a "Miles" cast iron dual exhaust manifold like Langs and other vendors...
by dobro1956
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Speedster Project Update, "Its Alive" "again"

Well the speedster project is running again. Im going to try and post a link to a video on Facebook. This may be a wasted effort :) post update: OK, It appears to have loaded the video, but I have no sound when I click on the link, but my wife's cell phone does ??? If for some reason others do not h...
by dobro1956
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1167

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

I should have kept the 1957 T Bird with E code (factory dual 4 barrel carbs) with overdrive transmission and rare triple bronze interior/paint/top color combo. The 57 Ford convertible was nice. As well as the 64 Galaxey 500 XL convertible. I also had a 57 Jaguar but never could get it to run right. ...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 2 Tiger Timers NORS
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: for sale 2 Tiger Timers NORS

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by dobro1956
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD 2 Tiger Timers NORS
Replies: 1
Views: 162

SOLD 2 Tiger Timers NORS

I have 2 NORS Tiger Timers that I bought with a bunch of other stuff at a living estate sale. These are old stock from probably the late 80s - 90s era. There are a few very small rust spots from being in the box for years. You can see them in the photos. Not hardly worth mentioning but I try to desc...
by dobro1956
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1535

Re: Gas Tanks

I'm not 100% sure but I think Billy made Rootleibs gas tanks.
It would be nice if they did make their own.
by dobro1956
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1535

Re: Gas Tanks

Im pretty sure Macs got their tanks from Billy. They are such a big corporation that they may still be unaware that tanks are not available from him. There may be a China supplier but I am unaware of one if there is. Billy made the tanks in batches of 10 at a time. He usually shipped them 4 at a tim...
by dobro1956
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1535

Re: Gas Tanks

The gas tanks that we have bought for years were made in a small shop here in Arkansas. I knew the original owner (Ed) and his helper (Billy) since the late 1970s. When Ed passed away several years ago the business was willed to his helper Billy. Billy kept making the tanks till he passed away sever...
by dobro1956
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTS: Spark plug explosion whistle
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: WTS: Spark plug explosion whistle

Jonah, You remove the spark plug, Then you screw the whistle with its adapter in place of the spark plug. Then you re-install the spark plug into a hole in the adapter and re-connect the spark plug wire. There will be a small cable or wire attached to the whistle you run thru a hole in the firewall ...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Someone please buy this for me this Christmas ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Re: Someone please buy this for me this Christmas ...

Pep, I really wanted the cabinet hooks you mentioned. I bid a very high bid price and was outbid on every auction. I'm getting ready to sell all my KR WIlson Model A tools. I hope they do as well as his items did.
by dobro1956
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Someone please buy this for me this Christmas ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Re: Someone please buy this for me this Christmas ...

Im also pretty sure that is who it is. He has been selling a lot of stuff on e-bay lately ... Most of it I could not afford. All I did was run the bids up, when I bid on the items ... :)
by dobro1956
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Someone please buy this for me this Christmas ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Someone please buy this for me this Christmas ...

I stumbled onto the biggest hoard of KR Wilson tools I have ever seen, while searching you tube. Im not sure who it belongs to, but the title description says its for sale. I also did not figure out how much, but my gosh, what a collection of tools ... https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kr+wilson+...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, four new 26-27 wire wheel "brass" hubcaps
Replies: 1
Views: 173

for sale, four new 26-27 wire wheel "brass" hubcaps

I have four new wire wheel hubcaps for sale. They are the "brass" version. They are all new never used. Three were in the original packaging and one was missing its package. They have been in a box on the shelf for years. Its time to let them go ... They are about 14.95 each in Lang's catalog. Ill t...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, partial transmission lining sets, Kevlar, Scandinavia, and Cotton.
Replies: 2
Views: 269

for sale, partial transmission lining sets, Kevlar, Scandinavia, and Cotton.

I have four partial sets of band lining sets for sale. There are 2 Kevlar narrow linings and include the "long" rivets needed for Kevlar bands , 2 black Scandinavia narrow linings that are older stock, not like the current "tar babies", 2 of the old tan Scandinavia narrow linings, and 3 Cotton linin...
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: What do you think of this

A couple months ago I bought a full set of Model T Keystone reamers in its wood case. It was the big 21 reamer set. They are like new. I got it for the 39.00 start price and free shipping. I was the only bidder. There are good deals out there
by dobro1956
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale Anderson Timer, special Montana 500 RS version
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: for sale Anderson Timer, special Montana 500 RS version

Sold to Richard.

Received the pay pal payment. Please send your mailing info to the e-mail address in the last photo.

Thanks Richard and mtfca
by dobro1956
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale Anderson Timer, special Montana 500 RS version
Replies: 2
Views: 337

for sale Anderson Timer, special Montana 500 RS version

This is a new, never installed Montana 500 RS configuration of the Anderson timer. They were special builds and have increased spring tension and a different timing/wiring configuration. I have had this several years and never got around to using it. So I can not give a review of how good they may w...
by dobro1956
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if bendix spring is good ??
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: How do I tell if bendix spring is good ??

Thanks for the reply. I have always used 12 volt with long cables on my cars and this is the first spring I have hurt. I may have just been lucky ?? Since this is on the speedster project I do not really need the 12 volt. I may just get a 6 volt battery for it. Ill have to change my cables and also ...
by dobro1956
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if bendix spring is good ??
Replies: 7
Views: 362

How do I tell if bendix spring is good ??

How do I know if my bendix spring is good. I have the speedster project engine back together and now my starter is making a strange sound when cranking. I noticed my spring "eyes" were not lined up or straight across from each other. Is my spring weak and not letting the bendix act right ?? I am usi...
by dobro1956
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KR Wilson pan jig ... finally restored :)
Replies: 26
Views: 3300

Re: KR Wilson pan jig ... finally restored :)

Hi everyone. Just saw that my old thread has came back alive. :) rrmodelt If you want to send me an e-mail. I can help you as you go along with the rebuild. As mentioned above, I agree that if you have two or three good holes then it will be easier to locate the other holes. There are 10 pin holes. ...
by dobro1956
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 56
Views: 2877

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

When I first got into the Ts I had little to no money to spare. But I did have a lot more energy than now. I was just starting to go to swap meets, and within a year I was a vendor. The first year (1980) I made 75.00 above expenses. I thought I was rich... :) So I started buying all the piles of T p...
by dobro1956
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens Reamer Set.
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Stevens Reamer Set.

I've been watching this. I already have both sets so I'm just curious what it brings. Its hard to see the condition of the reamers but they look pitted to me. I have contacted the seller asking for better pics or what the condition is. But I have not received an answer yet.
by dobro1956
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: How did you modify an Improved car tail light bracket to work on the righ hand side?

I also left the bracket in place and have two plates. My second plate is a porcelain Arkansas Razorback plate approx 1926-27 vintage.
by dobro1956
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LUGS AND BOLTS SOLD Chevy hubs, Jaxon lugs, bolts, and Jaxon lug wrenches good for Speedster
Replies: 1
Views: 176

LUGS AND BOLTS SOLD Chevy hubs, Jaxon lugs, bolts, and Jaxon lug wrenches good for Speedster

Update, Bolts, lugs, and wrenches sold pending payment, Hubs still available. I have a pair of what I think are Chevy hubs. I also have a couple sets and a few extra Jaxon lugs and bolts with a couple lug wrenches. Ill show one of the hubs on a 21 inch chevy wheel to show the bolt pattern is the sam...
by dobro1956
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year

Les, That is a good idea, I may just mount my radiator to my test stand for now, but I think I need something like what you use to add to my test stand set-up. I was able to clean up the head and paint it yesterday. The paint dried very fast in the heated shop, so I was able to mount the head today....
by dobro1956
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Speedster Project Update year #6 Its that time of year

Well its that time of year again. Here in the hills of Arkansas the weather is getting cold and the wood is cut and ready to go. My T work season is black Friday till Chickasha in March. So here we go with year #6. This was supposed to be a 3 year project but it seems to take me longer to get things...
by dobro1956
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: one piece steel felloe/rim wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: one piece steel felloe/rim wheels

Here is a link to a study of the wheels I did a few years ago. It should give you something to read and think about.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1417313230
by dobro1956
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts

dhosh, They sound similar to a train whistle/horn. depending on the size of the tubes their tone can vary. Some people call them horns, others whistles ...
by dobro1956
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mag?
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Model T Mag?

Craig. The fan bracket is not missing. It is the little brackets at the top of the casting. After looking at the photos again I also see the "pin drive" in the second photo. It is the part with the four pins and the four little springs. I also see the magneto couplikg that is usually missing. It is ...
by dobro1956
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Still have a few Stevens/Walden tool catalogs for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 620

for sale, Still have a few Stevens/Walden tool catalogs for sale.

Update I still have a few of the second batch of the Stevens/Walden catalogs for sale. This is probably the last run of these since it seem that I may have most of the interested buyers taken care of. Thanks go out to everyone who showed interest in the catalogs .... (original post) These catalogs s...
by dobro1956
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mag?
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Model T Mag?

This is a Columbo magneto setup. I see the gear in the photo. All I do not see is the "pin drive" that screws to the cam shaft and drives the gear. It is more than likely just not visable in the photo. The gear and pin drive are available in Langs catalog. They are very nice high quality parts. I al...
by dobro1956
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts

Sold pending payment .. Thanks mtfca
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts
Replies: 5
Views: 749

for sale, Aermore exhaust whistles and cutouts

I have two Aermore exhaust whistles and a piece of an unknown Aermore style parts whistle. Two of the cutout/valves are factory made and the other is a homemade cutout/valve. One of the valves is a very nice valve. One of the Aermore whistles has unusual aluminum tubes. Everything is dirty, and need...
by dobro1956
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this tool ???
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: What is this tool ???

I found a 1925 ad on e-bay that shows the "Hycoe" brake shoes. It seems they were a popular brand of linings in the late 20s era. The bands and linings pictured in the ad are similar to the accessory Rocky Mountain, AC, and other brands of accessory brakes used on Ts in the 20s. Probably the tool is...
by dobro1956
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this tool ???
Replies: 3
Views: 829

What is this tool ???

I found this the other day with some other T parts and tools. I've never seen one before ???? The back side is rounded.
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by dobro1956
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Extra Water Hole on Block Deck

My opinion on why the hole on the driver/left side of the engine "should" be blocked off is for proper cooling. If you notice the exhaust valve arrangement, there are two exhaust valves side by side in the center. That will be the hottest point of the block and need the best cooling possible. Now no...
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts

All the parts shown below are sold pending payment....
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts
Replies: 5
Views: 535

for sale 26-27 AC brake parts plus some repro Rockies parts

I have several different accessory brake parts for sale. There is a mostly complete set of 26-27 AC large drum brake parts that attach to the rear axle housing. They are missing one of the actuating L-arms and one of the rear guide bars. Both would be fairly easily fabricated using the existing one ...
by dobro1956
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts

old_charlie, Thanks for the picture of the ad. Im almost positive what I have is the same as the ad shows. My parts look the same. Jonah, This is an incomplete set, It will need parts made and repaired to be useable. I would not recommended it to someone installing their first set. So it appears tha...
by dobro1956
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1668

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

The wife and I had the misfortune to flip the 27 touring while on tour last month.

Hank, You and Rick are not alone :)


here is a link to the thread I posted after the wreck
https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=16508
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by dobro1956
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with ID of accessory brake parts
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Need help with ID of accessory brake parts

I have a bunch of accessory brake parts Im getting ready to sell but Im not sure what they are. I have a pair of modern repro Rocky brake bands, and a pair of modern repro Rocky brake rods, that I know what are. (they are shown in the last photos). But Im not sure of the rest of the parts. I think i...
by dobro1956
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens Tool Catalog - wow!
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog - wow!

Thanks , but be careful with the praise. My wife says it makes my head swell up.. She says its already big enough as it is. :) Thanks again...
by dobro1956
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Wayne, I'm not sure if the new KC Warford is like most sycronize trans. They are advertised as a "constant mesh" "dog style" transmission. I really do not know how they work inside. Maybe there is some info on the web site. Mike, I am going to put the disc brakes on, and fix the windshield first. We...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Allen, If caught in the gates between shifts. The Warford is in a true neutral. So the Ford brake is of no use at all. If your Bennett brakes will hold in reverse then they can help you out. If they do not hold in reverse like the repro Rockies, then you will have no brakes at all in reverse. That o...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Thanks for all the kind words and concern. I have almost 50 years of seat time in a T. I have thought thru almost every way a T wreck could happen. I have utilized the hand brake before to avert a mishap. But this time things just happened to fast. After thinking about it a couple days, the only thi...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tub of tools. Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Tub of tools. Photos

I am interested in anything marked with Walden Worcester, or Stevens. Thanks..
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Mike, I folded down the top, If I put the top boot on you could not even tell Its torn up. If the glass had not broken in the bottom windshield I could have continued on the tour. But Kathy says we "WILL" have disc brakes before we go again. :) :). There is nothing mechanically wrong with the car. I...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

The car survived remarkably well. The top material is destroyed, but I was needing a new top anyway. It only bent the rear driver side top iron in the solid steel part .It will be a easy fix. The wood top bows are also OK. It slightly flattened out the passenger side front fender lip. A little dolly...
by dobro1956
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Let me say this first. My wife and I are not hurt. My wife is sore from the crash but seems OK. This week while on tour, I messed up. While climbing a hill in Warford 3 (overdrive) I let my speed get too low and missed a shift into Warford 2. The Rockies did not hold in reverse (I knew that they do ...
by dobro1956
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...

We went on a tour for the last few days. We wrecked the car when I lost control of car when Warford went into neutral. It rolled backward down a steep embankment and flipped over at the bottom. We are not hurt but I have been distracted for several days. Ill post about the wreck later. Please check ...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...

Update, 10/29/2020, I am in the process of ordering the second run of catalogs, hope to have them soon. Will post a new ad when they arrive ... Everyone who was interested in a catalog, please check your e-mails. I have sent out e-mails to the first 25 folks that were interested in the catalogs. The...
by dobro1956
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tractor conversion help
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: tractor conversion help

From what I see I agree with Ken. Its a Montgomery Ward. "Trail Blazer" The wheels should have "PERU" cast into the hubs. I think I see the "roller opinions" in the photo. A better photo of the pinion and also the diameter of the wheels will narrow down the date. It is most likely a late 1930 to 193...
by dobro1956
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: WTB: Bosch TC-30 coil

I found a junk one with a cracked top at a swap meet. I then removed the remaining baklite parts by breaking it out and drilling holes in the bottom. Then by heating the shell enough with a torch to melt the tar inside but not the solder holding the top ring, I was able to let the tar and remaing co...
by dobro1956
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's are going to Luray!
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Lang's are going to Luray!

I second Dan's comment, Lang's has been at Chickasha as long as I remember. Wish we could make Luray this year. Glad to see Lang's going.
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

Stan I agree on the kids with a air compressor. I have bought and sold old cars most of my life. I found out years ago a flat tire would cost you 500 to a 1000 dollars on a sale. A missing hubcap will also cost you 500. If the car is missing a hubcap its better to take the others off and have no hub...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

If I had not known the buyer of the 15 touring, I would have bid on it . I was prepared to go to 8000.00 for the 15 even though I did not need it. (I already have too many) But it went to a good home and it will be sitting with a 1913 . I'm not sure if this is a good reflection of prices. The auctio...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

I did not purchase anything. It took a lot of will power. :) . I sold Ken about 15 of the cars thru the years. 7 of the Ts were mine At one time, and 8 of the 50s 60s cars were also mine at one time. I missed pictures of about 6 or 7 of the Ts before they were loaded up by the new owners. Out of all...
by dobro1956
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1391

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

That is a street rod radiator for T buckets ECT. It will not work for a stock T without modification
by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

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by dobro1956
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Wilcox auction?

Dan, I was in process of posting the results, so Ill just post them here. The best two cars there were my old 1921 touring and the 1915 touring. My 1921 was a solid driver when I sold it to Ken. It would hand crank on mag with one finger and free started 90% of the time. Other than a repaint and uph...
by dobro1956
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 37
Views: 1781

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

Chad, You have been busy. Glad to see you posting again .... Looks good...