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by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 17
Views: 256

Re: New guy here

Hi Dave. Welcome and congratulations on your purchase. You came to the right site. There is a lot of experience and knowledge here from people who want to help those like minded people who recognize the importance of the Model T and wish to enjoy and preserve them for future generations. You should ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different way to do rust repair.
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: A different way to do rust repair.

When repairing combat damage to UH-1E (Huey) helicopters in Vietnam, Marines in the field opened up beer cans and cut patches to size and riveted them over the holes. When the war ended in January 1973 and the helicopters were returned stateside, we came across many of these patches at MCAS, New Riv...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer oil
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: timer oil

A lot of today’s oils, greases and lubricants have additives that are electrically conductive so cannot be used in many parts of the Model T such as the crank case (because of the magneto) and timer lubrication. I made my own mixture of non-conductive timer lubricant made from 3 in 1 oil and Vaselin...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

Yes. One thing to look for, that I discovered on my ‘26 coupe, when I first bought it in 1970 is that the original gear on the original generator wore the gear hole, pin and gear key and the generator shaft causing the gear to loosened over the years so that the gear wobbled and did not mesh properl...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 881

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

If the timing gear was shattered like that, the engine would not run at all because the synchronization of the opening and closing of the valves to the motion of the pistons would be thrown off. Though the steel timing gear is noisier than a fiber gear, I have always preferred steel to the fiber gea...
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: installing new valves, finally

Ideas on how to concave Buffalo nickel freezer plugs: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/146043.html.
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing new valves, finally
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: installing new valves, finally

I would lock the stem into the chuck of a drill press (you have at least an inch to grip in the chuck) and, using 600 grit wet dry sandpaper, with the drill press on high, polish the stem up and down until it is like a mirror, taking it out every now and then and applying a little oil to the stem, s...
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question about magneto
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Newbie question about magneto

Here is a thread from 2010 regarding a nose down engine support I made to help me in my transmission rebuild. www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/152658.html. It is very simple to make. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question about magneto
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Newbie question about magneto

No, no, no. The clunks you heard mean it is probably already too late and the damage has been done and cannot be undone by simply removing the hogshead, which, on a ‘26, is a very difficult job, even for the most seasoned mechanic. I have had my ‘26 coupe for 50 years since I bought it at 16 in 1970...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Statements for Our Well Being!
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

Those who are afraid to try, are afraid to lose. Those who are afraid to lose, are afraid of life. True advances are made by those bold enough to embrace life and it’s uncertainties. During his time, Babe Ruth held the record for home runs. He also held the record for strikeouts. You can’t reach the...
by jiminbartow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Statements for Our Well Being!
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

I worked for my Father for 37 years in a family business that we sold in 2014, so now I am retired. I started working for him after 4 1/2 years in the Marine Corps so I always had a can do attitude. For the entire time I worked for him, whenever I would present him with a groundbreaking idea, he wou...
by jiminbartow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Why such long handles? Seems like this tool would be used in a shop with either a lift or a pit. Since all the work I do is on a creeper under the car with the car jacked up and on blocks, I would have no need for a tool with such long handles. As others have noted I use the wire method. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird's Eye View (photo)
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Bird's Eye View (photo)

I think they were more influential in providing inspiration to the inventor of the electric chair.
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lighten flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: lighten flywheel

I suppose a good example that demonstrates the necessity for a flywheel can be found on a 19th century steam engine. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: New speedometer and tach

PS. One good reason to keep your magneto in service. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New speedometer and tach
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: New speedometer and tach

Beautiful. If I did not already have a 1926, period correct Stewart 490, I’d buy one. I like the odometer to keep track of how far I’ve driven between servicings. Great job, great look! Jim Patrick.
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lighten flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: lighten flywheel

I would never consider running my T without a magneto, simply because the magneto, to me, is what makes the Model T so unique. I’m not sure about the answer to your question but I have a hypothetical, food for thought, type question: If someone was considering illiminating the magneto by removing th...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

I think Greta has had her 15 minutes of fame, because people (even those who agree with her) have discovered just how annoying and impossible to endure, her shrill rantings and ravings, for more than 15 seconds. Speculation has been submitted earlier on this thread that HR had autism. Greta Thunberg...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: This General Discussion Forum

I’m not sure if Suzanne’s statement that the forum is to be shut down, was a joke or not, but I tend to think that something, such as the forum, that can be run remotely from the administrator’s homes, that encourage thousands of people to stay at home, will not be shut down. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1375

Re: Massacre (photo)

America entered the Great War in 1917. Could this have been a circa 1917-‘18 steel drive for the war effort? The cars look too good to be junk. If this was the case, the cars were most likely donated by patriotic Americans. Horse and buggies were not all that far in the past, so many probably went b...
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1375

Re: Massacre (photo)

Jeez! What I wouldn’t give to have that pile of 1920’s “junk” in my backyard. What fun it would be to invite a bunch of MTFCA members over to help me untangle it. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Anyone making lever extenders or reverse pedal extenders?

I’m 6’-3”, 225 lbs. With my long legs, that pedal extender would render the reverse pedal useless to me. It’s hard enough for me to use the pedals without the steering wheel getting in the way of my knees. With my big feet, I’m just grateful I have a ‘26 coupe, equipped with the wider brake and clut...
by jiminbartow
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

One word. Fantastic! More words. I installed a set of Guinn’s wood bands in my ‘26 Coupe in 2010 and they are still going strong: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/152825.html.
Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: A Complicated Man

Thank you, Bob, for a very interesting post. Everything you wrote is accurate and there is not one thing in it, that I have not read in other sources. H.F. was an amazingly flawed person in many ways and it is hard for many who have him on a pedestal to be reminded that the man responsible for our b...
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: RATTLE CAN ACRYLIC LACQUER

I have had great result using Rustoleum gloss black appliance epoxy. The fender shown was painted by me in 2010 and still looks great. Jim Patrick.
www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/169877.html
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus

A package of items bought on ebay from a Chinese seller arrived last week. Even though we have been reassured that there is little to worry about with mailed packages, I still sprayed the package with Lysol. When I opened the package, I sprayed the inside of he package with Lysol, then sprayed the p...
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

In the railroad industry, tanks that, in the past contained flammable materials, that are being worked on such as welding, or performing work that could generate a spark, are filled with nitrogen. I never sandblast anything on my T. In some cases like on body panels or thin metal, sandblasting can d...
by jiminbartow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?

There is a lot of light illuminating that garage. I wonder if the photographer was using magnesium powder as a light source.
by jiminbartow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?

Might have helped to combat the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. That one claimed 60 to 100 million victims, worldwide.
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guess what this is and what happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 982

Re: Guess what this is and what happened.

My first thought was that someone dropped a flash drive into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo and it is laying next to the concrete wall guarded by the occupant.
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Outstanding! Thank you, Chris. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Gasket making

Great. Just want you to be safe. I shoulda’ known you would have done your research beforehand. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Gasket making

In my experience, some types of rubber has been adversely affected by gasoline. Don’t be surprised if it swells, becomes misshapen and starts breaking down where it comes into contact with the gasoline. You may want to do an experiment and drop a piece of the gasket material into a jar can of gasoli...
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Hi Mack. Thank you for your input. You weren’t rude. I agree. With all the problems we have at this time, one less problem would be very welcome, soooo...remove the top 5 posts. LOL! :D Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

If I’m not mistaken I believe announcements like those automatically disappear after a week or so, but I agree. I wish they would take them down ASAP, so member’s posts will move to the very top instead of starting several posts down. If posted announcements must remain at the top, it would helpful ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

Thank you, Jeff. You are correct. My hood is a reproduction I bought in 1972 during the first restoration to replace the original hood that was rusted through in places and the rod was frozen in place which cracked the hinges on both halves. My new hood did not quite conform to the curvature of my r...
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

Mine did the same thing until I drilled a hole through the side if the retainer, through the rod and out the other side of the retainer. I then took a small slotted machine screw and, using it as a pin, pushed it through the hole and secured it with a nut. Not original to the T, but effective. Jim P...
by jiminbartow
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

Thank you Jeff. Yes. I primed and painted both sides gloss black. Since the tray was upholstered and installed after the body was painted, I doubt if it was painted the body color at the factory, if painted at all. Since mine was so badly rusted, being an interior part on a never restored T, not exp...
by jiminbartow
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

Mine was too, but I still removed the rust and primed and painted, so the rust would not bleed through the cloth. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

C4875917-F595-43E2-B089-0B7A9CE1F050.jpeg Back in 1972 when I ordered the upholstery kit for my 1926 coupe from Carter’s Cut and Cover, the tray upholstery kit and instructions provided for covering the tray and curved metal piece with mohair upholstery. I wish they were still in business. They mad...
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

I Don’t see their billy, but I’m sure it’s on the truck somewheres...Can’t work a day in the bush without a billy.
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Algerian? spammer beware!
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Another Algerian? spammer beware!

I think he/she is gone. That was quick. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5617

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

I totally agree Dick. Very well said. Many members rightfully consider MTFCA members closer than family and their best friends. Relationships that were cultivated over years of reading their opinions and building bonds over many years of interaction. I never had so many close friends than I had on t...
by jiminbartow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5617

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

Thanks Jem. I visited the OT area for the first time the other day and was surprised at how much activity there is over there and how interesting the discussion is. If all those OT threads had been posted in the general discussion forum, all those posters might have lingered and posted something rel...
by jiminbartow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Numbers-matching 26 Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: Numbers-matching 26 Touring

I don’t think it is rare. I have two 1926 T’s with matching numbers. A coupe and a Fordor. Though it is not really rare, I believe, for most, it is more desirable to have matching numbers. If given a choice, I would prefer matching numbers. Had my Fordor not had matching numbers, I would not have bo...
by jiminbartow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5617

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

I’ve been around since 2004. I miss the old forum and many of the old members who are either no longer with us, or choose not to post anymore, or very seldom, like me. I was searching the old forum and I was amazed at how much more interesting and active the old forum was. There were many, many more...
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a book
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Looking for a book

I checked eBay and this one sold on eBay on March 6 for $52,50. Keep watching eBay. One could come up again. Look this sale up on eBay in completed sales. There are several pages that are posted that might help you get started. Jim Patrick
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by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you seal the pan inspection cover
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: How do you seal the pan inspection cover

Great idea to secure the horse shoes to the inside of the pan, Bob. If the block is still secured to the pan, it would be a good idea to soak horse shoes in solvent as well as thoroughly clean the inside surface of the pan opening, all around, from underneath, with lacquer thinner to remove all oil ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you seal the pan inspection cover
Replies: 16
Views: 846

Re: How do you seal the pan inspection cover

I would clean the cover with lacquer thinner of all oil and dirt. Clean also, the opposing surface of the pan of all oil and dirt. When both surfaces are perfectly clean, apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the joining surface of the block side. Apply Ultra Black, or the Right Stuff to the clean insid...
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 1728

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

OMG! It looks as if the various parts are leaning against eachother and stacked on top of each other. I see no front axle. Funny, but definitely deceptive advertising. I’m surprised it has not been reported by someone and it has not been removed by eBay. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A few rules to keep in mind
Replies: 0
Views: 397

A few rules to keep in mind

I believe there is a Model T get together coming up soon at Chickasha? During this “Pandemic”, there are a few common sense rules to keep in mind. Keep your hands washed with soap and water, or disinfected with anti-bacterial hand wash. Avoid crowded places like theatres, planes and cruise ships, tr...
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

TFan Jim. I understand your question now. I believe you were referring to the pins from a new fourth bearing that replaces the old babbited fourth bearing. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Tfan. Jim. I may be misunderstanding how your question regarding a u-joint pin pertains to this thread, but the pin this thread refers to is one of the eight valve spring retainer pins that goes into the hole at the base of each shaft of the intake and exhaust valves that secures the valve springs. ...
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

You could take an ungalvanized nail of the right diameter, cut it to size, heat it red hot with a torch and temper it in oil. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivet or Bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Rivet or Bolt

To tighten a grade 2 bolt after the slot has been ground down and the head smoothed to the size of the rivet, use a bolt that is 1” longer than necessary. Holding the threaded side above the nut with needle nose vice grips, thread on an all steel lock nut and run it up to the vice grips until you ca...
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 1969

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

I too have no idea what happened and assume the offending thread has been deleted. What gives?!
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

You can get a gun bluing kit in the sporting goods aisle of Walmart or from your gun store. If you heat the item being blued, it will get darker. Do it several times for a nice, shiny, protective black coat of bluing. I once had a nice replica of a P08 German Luger that was made of some type of comp...
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Searching the forum for pre-2019 threads
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Searching the forum for pre-2019 threads

Thank you all for your help. I now have more than one search option for accessing older, pre 2019 threads. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Searching the forum for pre-2019 threads
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Searching the forum for pre-2019 threads

Is there a way to access pre-2019 threads in this new format? If so, I have not been able to figure it out. Luckily, I saved the old forum format with the old keyword search function and thus, have access to threads going back to 2005. Members who did not do that, or newbies who are not familiar wit...
by jiminbartow
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivet or Bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Rivet or Bolt

I would, using the proper size grade 5 or 8 bolts, flat washers and steel locknuts. The only one you have to please is yourself and it’s not as if you couldn’t replace with rivets at a later date, if you choose. This will allow you to get your T back on the road and no one will know about it, but yo...
by jiminbartow
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 810

DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am

Had I not heard it on the news this afternoon, I would have completely forgot, but tonight (or tomorrow morning), March 8, at 2:00 am, daylight savings time goes into effect, so clocks need to be set forward one hour. This means you will have one extra hour of daylight to work on your T. Jim Patrick.
by jiminbartow
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

Re: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!

If you receive a package that is obviously damaged, when you sign that you received it, you should ask the driver to note that the package arrived damaged. You should take photos of the unopened, damaged package, with the label, prominent in the pictures, then document, with pictures, the opening of...
by jiminbartow
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: windshield glass

As I did on my 1926 coupe in which the 1/4” safety glass was too thick to fit into the frame using the original cork or rubber gaskets, you can partially fill the windshield channel with enough of “The Right Stuff” sealant to hold the glass centered in the channel. Once it has cured and the glass se...
by jiminbartow
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

The reason we have to adjust the gap, using various thicknesses of shims is to compensate for many years of wear that cause the magnet to mag coil gap to vary from when it was new. Since time was of the essence on the assembly line, not much time was allotted for time consuming adjustments, so I’m i...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?
Replies: 18
Views: 973

Re: Head bolt sequence: Is it in the Bible?

For several charts, check out: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/218188.html, from the old Forum. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- 1909 Model T
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Old Photo- 1909 Model T

Is it possible that photo was taken in a studio? The car is so big, long and roomy, it appears to be a prop and the background appears to be a painted backdrop. Since the flag has Ford on it, I wouldn’t be surprised if the car prop was located in a Ford dealership as a selling point to show potentia...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

PS. Regarding the vertical engine stand I made above, being that it holds the flange at about waist high, it is the perfect height for the average man to lift the heavy transmission on and off the flange, as you gap the magnets using a set of brass feeler gauges. It also allows you to easily move th...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1954

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

In 2010, I made an engine stand for holding the engine vertical, on its’ nose. See www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/152658.html. This was especially useful in gapping the magnets and mag coils. I had to lift the transmission on and off a dozen times as I added and removed the shims until I final...
by jiminbartow
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3118

Re: What is this ??

Are you seriously delaying a rebuild to address an existing, dangerous and eminent problem because you want to drive it this summer??? Seriously! It would be wise to forego having it this summer and rebuild it so you will have it the next several summers. Either do it voluntarily and inexpensively t...
by jiminbartow
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3118

Re: What is this ??

While it is a big deal, it really is not that complicated for someone who is mechanically inclined. In 1970, when I was 16, I bought my ‘26 Model T coupe. It was before the internet and with only a copy of the T-1 Model T Service Manual (my copy was green, now a days, they are black), I completely r...
by jiminbartow
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3118

Re: What is this ??

Take this very seriously. You are very lucky to have discovered this when you did. Under load, a magnet coming loose inside the transmission could shatter the hogshead like a bomb and not only destroy your engine but the resulting shrapnel could possibly pose a danger to the cab interior and those o...
by jiminbartow
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: Is my starter toast?

No problem. The Bakelite, or plastic insulator is available from one of the many Model T parts suppliers. I’m glad you found the problem. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a very sad sad day
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: a very sad sad day

Here is a thread from 2010 about a 1913 brass era Model T that was buried in the 1920’s by farmer Perry Andrews in Detroit. It was dug up in 1966 after having been buried for 40 years, was restored and according to the after photo, looks pretty good. Jim Patrick. www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: a very sad sad day
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: a very sad sad day

I had a little trouble following the story. If that T is still buried there 45 years later, some good, salvageable parts are still buried and waiting for someone to bring at least some of that T back to life. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: band material?
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: band material?

I don’t think it is Model T band material. Looks more like antique oil lamp wick material. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 th main bearing cap
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: 4 th main bearing cap

Mark, when I sent my rear 4th bearing support to have new babbit poured, I was requested to include the drive plate shaft, so it could be machined and the babbit poured to match the shaft size. Without the shaft, there is no guarantee that it won’t be too loose or too tight. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

In the teens and 1920’s Ford Motor Company did a lot of experimentation with components made from soy beans. I’m not sure if it can be referred to as a plastic or it was referred to as soybean composites, but I once had a spark coil made from pressed soy bean composites. It was like a hard plastic, ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1789

Re: bicycle speedometer

I think it may work on the Model T. At that price it is not so expensive that you couldn’t write it off and chalk it up to experience if it doesn’t work. You can attach the magnet to a spoke and attach the sending unit to the tie bar arm with a few spacers underneath to get it close enough to the ma...
by jiminbartow
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

I prefer the old wooden coils with Ford Script rebuilt by The Coilman. I’ve never had a problem with them and they look better and more original when showing the car off. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3253

Re: Join or Renew

Great job, Stan. Very valuable thread you started here. Bold black names certainly stand out more when searching for names of particular posters and all it takes is for one to post his or her membership number to get there. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Dash board screws
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: 1926 Dash board screws

We have an old style hardware store here in central Florida called Crowder Brothers that has them. Some Ace Hardware stores have them too, in separate steel boxes in the fastener aisle. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3253

Re: Join or Renew

I agree with Stan. It costs money to run the Forum and the MTFCA and the administrators rely on our membership dues to keep the lights on. For years I participated on the Forum for free, without a peep from the administrators until my conscience got the better of me and I sent in my dues and became ...
by jiminbartow
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3253

Re: Join or Renew

If you look at the list of threads, all posters, whose usernames are in bold black typeface are members. Those posters whose usernames are in non-bold blue typeface, are not members, but are registered users. This can be confirmed by clicking onto the posters username. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tips on posting on the forum.
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Tips on posting on the forum.

Lately, there have been several posts that were unnecessarily re-posted by the same poster. It is not necessary to re-post a thread you posted earlier, with the same title whenever you want to ask another question or respond to someone who answered or responded to your thread. Simply click onto the ...
by jiminbartow
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24184

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Wow. Regarding the before photos at the beginning of this thread... The former owner must have majored in “Woodworking with a Hatchet, 101”. Definitely should have invested in a table saw, chopsaw and jigsaw and a how-to book on how to use them. At least he tried to keep it as original as he was cap...
by jiminbartow
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

I’m sure you are aware that you can have a machine shop drill out and press in new intake and exhaust valve seats as well as new intake and exhaust ports and can ream out the valve guides and install new larger stemmed valves. I had all that done on my block the last time I had It out to be rebuilt....
by jiminbartow
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: eBay scam
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: eBay scam

Someone must have reported the seller as I am now unable to pull up the site. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: eBay scam
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: eBay scam

Last year, I was interested In a very rare and elaborate German made Lenzkirch balcony clock from a seller in Russia that normally goes for over $20,000.00. I sent an email asking what was the lowest price he would take. He asked me to make an offer, which I did. $1,500.00 which, amazingly, the sell...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ran when parked
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: Ran when parked

It is definitely overpriced. What would you consider a fair price for a survivor in this condition? I would guess not more than $12,000.00 to $15,000.00, but I still would not pay even that for it in the condition it is in. Heck. Just the vibration of hauling it home on a trailer would probably caus...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carb bowl ring gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: NH Carb bowl ring gasket

Thank you. All suggestions seem to revolve around soaking it in warm to hot water and working quickly before it shrinks. Makes sense. I will try this. I wonder how many members here have broken the bowl gasket before learning of this technique. The gasket manufacturer should put this technique in th...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist

It would be nice if the seller learned how to focus before posting pictures. It would be more interesting if I could see it. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for rivets for rebuilding horn
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Looking for rivets for rebuilding horn

Try www.McMaster.com. Enter “hollow rivets” in the search box in the upper left corner. They give you all the information you need to select the correct diameter, length and head style (round or flat). Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carb bowl ring gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 769

NH Carb bowl ring gasket

The paper bowl ring gasket that came with the rebuild kit for my NH carburetor is too tight for the flange. If I try to stretch it enough to get it to fit the flange, it will rip. Is there a secret to getting it to expand enough to fit the flange? I don’t ever remember the ring gaskets being this ti...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Rob has a cover car

Nice! I thought your K was blue. Did you re-paint it or get another one? Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T

Sandblasting should be avoided at all costs on body parts, as it can warp them irreparably. I don’t like to sandblast any parts because it makes the surface of any part you blast, very rough. Though many will disagree, in removing rust, For the last 40 years, I have always had the best results with ...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Can you straighten and flatten out the worn areas on the quadrant with the grinding disc of a dremel tool, and then, carefully cut new grooves, then tighten each of the two lever springs by drilling new holes in lever rods closer to the firewall for the spring retainer pins so the lever springs are ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new sheet metal prep
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: new sheet metal prep

“Porter Paints” has a great, very effective, easy to use, metal prep. Called “Metal Prep”. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner

Dennis. Your air cleaners appear to be connected, in some way, to a manifold air heater, so that you not only get the benefit of an air cleaner but also get the benefit of pre-heated intake air. My filter is about the same size as your third photo, but is not connected to a manifold intake air heate...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner

Last year, I removed the manifold intake air pre-heater and replaced it with an air filter made to fit the NH intake opening, but since doing this, my T has not run as good as it did with the manifold heater, so I will be changing it back. I like the thought of an air cleaner. Has anyone ever tried ...