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by Mustang1964s
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: Tired of sitting around

Please pardon my ignorance.
What did you mean "lightly stone or counter sink your lug nut"
I am about to send my wheels off to the power coaters.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back Seat wood and panel
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Back Seat wood and panel

The T is a '27.
I will make an appointment with the sheet metal and paint guy in the next couple of weeks.
The car has been in my wife family for 57 years. It would be nice if it stays in the family for another 57 years.
Might as well get it done right.
by Mustang1964s
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back Seat wood and panel
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Back Seat wood and panel

Hello Guys, I am trying to get the wood ready for re-upholster. After taking the back of the back seat loose from the wood, the damage to the metal work seems worse. The left side of the panel looks like it could tear more. The screws don't seem to be right. Looking for opinions. Is this fixable? Ho...
by Mustang1964s
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CANT GO GALAVANTING
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CANT GO GALAVANTING

Before I started on the interior. The grandson was over and announced that he needed some T action.
So I loaded them up drove about 10 minutes. That seemed to satisfy them.
Then the interior work started.

Just can't deny someone from getting their T action.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: body wood for '27
Replies: 1
Views: 159

body wood for '27

I am in the process of redoing the interior of the touring. Looking at Mac's web page, it shows a polygon at the very front of the body. A picture of the piece in place would be a great. The piece by the door jam can be duplicated. it is in tack. The very forward pieces are missing and I don't seen ...
by Mustang1964s
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 53
Views: 2478

Re: The frustration of incompetence

If all fails go back to the basics.
1) fire/spark
2) fuel
3) compression

Number one run about getting out of a hole is to quite digging.
by Mustang1964s
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wind wings
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Wind wings

Russ,
Please post a picture and the dimensions when you get the template.
I would love to put a set of Wind Wings on my wife's cars.
by Mustang1964s
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivet or Bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Rivet or Bolt

Cory,
I like your idea. How to you get the nut tight?
by Mustang1964s
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Searching the forum for pre-2019 threads
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Searching the forum for pre-2019 threads

Google is your friend.
When I want to search the pre-2019 threads.
Type what you're looking for then attach MTFCA

This will bring up every old thread (and new) that is on the MTFCA forum.

searching on the forum is not very friendly.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale new item for brass cars
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: For Sale new item for brass cars

Bob,
Any plans for a 6 volt version?
by Mustang1964s
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Truck Title
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: WTB Truck Title

Getting a title requires a lot of leg work and an bunch of dimes. My first call was the tax office to find out what paperwork they needed and followed the trail back wards. I had the car registered in about 2 weeks. The folks I talked to were more than willing to give me the all the information that...
by Mustang1964s
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Shackle
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Rear Shackle

I should have mentioned that this is a driver and no where close to being a 100 point show car.
We have fun with it and it is very kid friendly.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Shackle
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Rear Shackle

I'm looking at the list of rear shackles for my '26/'27 T. Are these worth the extra money? Rear shackle set, replacement L-Style, with zerk fittings https://www.modeltford.com/item/3840LBR.aspx Or should I really blow my budget and get the Rear Shackle and bushing set, original style U-shaped https...
by Mustang1964s
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting rod side play
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: Connecting rod side play

Might want to check out Mike Benders youtube videos.
He has one that he installed the connecting rods.
Lot of good information there.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear end questions
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Rear end questions

With the new drive shaft. The u-joint and the pin was really snug.
I'm just a grease can away from getting back on the road.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear end questions
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Rear end questions

Hello Gentlemen, With the help of the club workshop, the Ruckstell was able to go back together. I put the axle tube half's together with just the paper gasket. Is this ok? or should I have used a sealer? My concern is that, it seems that the tolerances are very tight and I don't want to mess things...
by Mustang1964s
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 drive train
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: 1926 drive train

If I lived closer. They would be gone.
The drive from TX to NC and back or shipping would put them out of my reach.
by Mustang1964s
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Down Under Fires
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Down Under Fires

Rob,
Thank you for the note.
It has the details are better than anything we get on the news.
by Mustang1964s
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: Broken global repairman?

Now that could make a grown man cry.
by Mustang1964s
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 1376

Re: The spark plug controversy

Better not ask about oil.
That is why I am not on FaceBook.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 1223

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

Get a test light and start tracing back the wire.
Check the test light at the battery to make sure the test light works.
This little check first will save hours of checking. Don't ask how I know.
by Mustang1964s
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Price comparison of Gas
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: Price comparison of Gas

I agree with everything that Pep just said. It's all about location, location, location. When driving down the highway, the passerby does not know about the pump just a mile or two down the road. It might cost the saving for the extra miles. The big difference between the prices across the street is...
by Mustang1964s
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1949 Frigidaire
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: 1949 Frigidaire

Might want to take an example to the local university mechanical engineer department.
They might be able to print one for you.
When my son was a grad student at CSU in Ft. Collins CO has fun with little request like this.
He has since graduated with his misters and is working full time.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 1335

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

keevge, You didn't mention if the car has been sitting for a long time. It is has then it could be junk from the gas tank clogging things up. I has an issue that gave all the symptoms of fuel starvation. It turned out to be an electrical issue. Double check that all the wires are tight. Steve Mart, ...
by Mustang1964s
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP ... Loose Steering
Replies: 16
Views: 1332

Re: HELP ... Loose Steering

For me, it was a combination of things.
I had my grandson wiggle the wheel from side to side.
Traced the movement down to the point it didn't wiggle.
After each fix the wiggle was less than less and the issue was in a different part.
Don't skimp or short cut the fixes.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Austin Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Austin Texas

Wayne,
You just missed a good Texas T-Party.
Next year it is going to be in Temple.
Hope to see you there.
We have T's from other states as well from another country.
Drive, Eat, and Repeat.
by Mustang1964s
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 3449

Re: KIDS AND CARS

I was caught by the neighborhood kids going on a test ride.
by Mustang1964s
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear springs same
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: rear springs same

The two rear ends that I have are '26/'27 and they are currently out of commission.
I am trying to gather part to rebuild.

A club member has let me borrow a small drum Ruckstell.
Besides not having a hand brake. What other issues am I looking at?
by Mustang1964s
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey weather
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Hershey weather

If it is on the internet, it has to be true!
by Mustang1964s
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear springs same
Replies: 4
Views: 410

rear springs same

Are the rear spring the same between Ts?
Will a small drum mount up to a set of springs that came off of '26/'27?
I am thinking that there is not any difference, but I have been wrong before.
by Mustang1964s
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Thrust washer for sale, 1/3 off

If I add my 1/3 maybe we could get one good one?
by Mustang1964s
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-Joint noise
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: U-Joint noise

I put in a much tighter U-Joint. Short test drive around the block. When I stepped on the brake or let up on the it sounded like the u-joint or something was wanted to jump out. Well pulled the rear end out again. This is three times in two weekend. I am getting really good at this. Dropped a nickle...
by Mustang1964s
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake pedal movement
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: brake pedal movement

Pulling the hand brake move the foot break just a little bit.
This put engages the clutch and the truck is in neutral.
The hand brake engages the rear brakes at the wheels.
The foot brake engages the transmission brake.

Hope this makes it clear as mud.
by Mustang1964s
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Daytime Running Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Can you let us know where you found the LEDs?
Or post a link. I would love to get a set of either one.
by Mustang1964s
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Is my pinion bearing worn too far?

I am going to ask a stupid question.
What is the FP version?
by Mustang1964s
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U-Joint noise
Replies: 3
Views: 559

U-Joint noise

I think I might have hurt the u-joint. I installed an original style rear end. Things were going great. I took her for a little spin. Hit the breaks and it sounded like the u-joint was about to jump out. Getting back to the garage was a slow ride. The bolts for the ball cap were not tightened. I tig...
by Mustang1964s
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exploded view of rear hub area'26
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: exploded view of rear hub area'26

Which lugs are correct the 2883 or 2888?
I have 2888 in my shopping cart.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exploded view of rear hub area'26
Replies: 4
Views: 521

exploded view of rear hub area'26

Does anyone know where I can find an exploded view of the standard wire wheel for a '26?
What I am gathering is that the brake drum is held to the hub via the lug studs.
Am I right?
by Mustang1964s
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles

Found a set of rear hubs.
They should be here on Monday.

I really thought I was stuck between a rock and a hard spot.
Thank you for all your help.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles

HELP! I am the in the process of swapping rear ends. I really hurt my ruckstell. Long story short. I pick up an original '26-'27 rear end so I can go to the Texas T-party. Well Now I need some original style rear hubs. See the pictures. Any idea where I can pick up a set, or does anyone have a pictu...
by Mustang1964s
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Metal Lathe turning wood?

Can wood be turned on a metal Lathe?
I have a chance to pick up a nice metal lathe, just want to know.

Thank you
by Mustang1964s
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Rivit
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Top Bow Rivit

I would not be surprised.
The plan is to replace the wood.
by Mustang1964s
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Rivit
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Top Bow Rivit

I have a top bow issue that I am not sure just how to fix.
The wood has broken. Now I am trying to find ideas on how to fix, with limited talent and tools.
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Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Steve B.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steering Wheel anti vibration accessory NOS
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Steering Wheel anti vibration accessory NOS

I have seen these installed on a few cars and wonder if they really work.
by Mustang1964s
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Inner Tubes
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Re: Quality Inner Tubes

Adam,
Do you have a URL for the inner tubes?
I am beginning stages to hunt for tubes and tires.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 3730

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

My wife inherited the '26 Touring. I have the pleasure of working on it and driving. She is going to learn to drive this summer.
by Mustang1964s
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I need a bearing here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Do I need a bearing here?

I am rebuilding the steering column for the '27.
The column is in primer.
Is there a bearing that need to be in the bottom of the column?
Steering_bottom_bracket.jpg