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by jiminbartow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1165

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

If you still have the container, what are the active ingredients of ”Thermocure” that makes it more effective than Vinegar? Would a 50/50 mixture of muriatic acid and water make a good radiator flush? Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 32
Views: 2177

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

Easy. That’s Heaven. Why did you come back?! :). Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-‘27 Fordor
Replies: 4
Views: 296

1926-‘27 Fordor

What is the history of the design of the 1926-‘27 Fordor? While the Tudor, Coupe and touring were totally redesigned in the improved all steel body style, the Fordor, except for the fenders and a few other improved features, such as the engine mounted coil box, the body, with its’ wood frame, 2 piec...
by jiminbartow
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clean brake shoe/Lining
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Clean brake shoe/Lining

I have always been taught to never use gasoline as a soaking/cleaning agent. It is just too flammable and dangerous and the fumes go very far. If the fumes happen to find an ignition source, such as the pilot light of a floor mounted water heater, it can ruin your day, if not your life. As a solvent...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1165

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

I like Scott and Les’s method, but don’t like having to remove the radiator as with all the parts you have to remove to get the radiator off, it is one of the more difficult jobs I intensely dislike. If you are lazy like me, in your old age, you can do their procedure with the radiator installed, by...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 26
Views: 1165

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

Since vinegar is a mild acid, would it be advisable to follow the flush with several tablespoons of baking soda through the cooling system to neutralize any remaining vinegar residue so new rust will not form over time? This to be followed by fresh water or 50/50 coolant. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Avery makes a nice 8 1/2” x 11” adhesive backed copy paper that you can copy the image onto, then peel off the back and stick it onto the thin cardboard and cutout with a razor blade then fold and glue. Then spray with a crystal clear satin fixative, sold in office supply or art supply stores, to pr...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Very good idea , but I have a couple of critiques. It is very difficult to match an original color, because the old colors have inconsistencies that have occurred over time such as dirt, hand oils and age. There is a white border around the 13 and the orange line is slightly off from the original or...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: A Starting Observation

About 40 years ago, when I worked on my 1926 T Coupe a lot, to get it to run purrfect, I had it start up by just slamming the door. I believe the spark lever was on the verge of engaging a coil and the jar of the slamming door jiggled the lever down. It only happened once and while it was impressive...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Susanne. When old asbestos starts breaking down it can release dangerous fibers in the air that, when breathed in, can damage the lungs and the body has no way of processing those fibers out of the lungs, so, there they remain. With all the vibration of the Model T, combined with the air generated b...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Frank. What holds the wrap in place so that it does not unwrap? Do you use a special heat resistant tape? Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Glad to help Susanne. Do you apply it under the floorboard between the exhaust pipe and floorboard wood? Let us know how it turns out. Sounds like a good fire prevention safety precaution that others might be interested in using. We hung this material vertically, around various jobs in the welding s...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Exhaust pipe close to the hogshead

Susanne. You can find what you need at McMaster-Carr, www.mcmaster.com. Insert “heat resistant blanket” in the search box and heat resistant materials will come up in various sizes that will withstand temperatures of up to 1800 degrees F. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need source for signs????
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Need source for signs????

Whenever I was Purchasing Manager for our family business and needed signs, I ordered them from Fast Signs. They have them already made or will custom make them to your specifications. They have them in steel, rigid plastic, adhesive backed vinyl or decals. Check out www.fastsigns.com. Jim Patrick.
by jiminbartow
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can Anyone ID this Car?
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Can Anyone ID this Car?

I remember my parents had one like that when I was born in 1953. I remember it had a clear amber hood ornament of an Indian Chief with cracks all through it. We had it until we replaced it with a brand new 1957 Ford Fairlane, which I did not like as much, as did not have as much room in the back sea...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1777

Re: Accident today

With all the hours and materials that go into a nicely restored Model T, I think that $12,000.00 would be a more realistic value and that is still undervalued for all the work that is involved. If they pay up, do not allow them to keep your T. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

He does look about 80. If he was born in 1846, I would estimate the photo was taken in 1926. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1777

Re: Accident today

I am very sorry to hear of your accident. Smart of you to get photos. Better if you have photos that contain unique features that will help orient the two vehicles so you can recreate the accident so as to prove who was at fault. Hopefully, you have photos showing her vehicle as well. I am concerned...
by jiminbartow
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is motor oil with graphite common?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Is motor oil with graphite common?

There are many modern day oils with additives that are questionable as to whether they are conductive and, therefore harmful to your magneto. Additives such as graphite, moly, lithium, carbon, etc. For your simple Model T, it is better to keep it simple and use only basic motor oil. If there is any ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

You can find out a lot about what your collection is worth by searching sold model train items on eBay for several weeks before you decide what and when to list your items That is what I do before selling anything on eBay. It will give you a good idea as to what to set the reserve at or the starting...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Refurbishing / Renu
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Gas Tank Refurbishing / Renu

10 years ago, after removing the rust with a diluted 50/50 mixture of Muriatic Acid and water, I lined my ‘26 tank with POR-15 (www.por15.com). I used the silver color in that it helps in seeing in the tank during tank inspections. When you reach the coating stage, seal the tank with pipe plug and g...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Seized Head Bolt

There are a lot of tricks in removing a stubborn bolt and in this case, it doesn’t hurt to use them all. Heat is good to break the bond of rust. I would take a propane torch and heat just the head of the bolt red hot and the let it cool. Don’t try and loosen while still red hot or you may twist the ...
by jiminbartow
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Harold Lloyd's Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Harold Lloyd's Model T

Erik. Most MTFCA subject search results that are in the pre 2018 forum come back as internal server errors, just like when one tries to access info through the keyword search of the pre 2019 forum. I wish it was different but I’m afraid that all the fooling around with the forum by those making all ...
by jiminbartow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Harold Lloyd's Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Harold Lloyd's Model T

Dick, I was wondering that myself. With the tragic disabling of the ability for members to access the pre 2019 forum and the subsequent loss of an irreplaceable resource of Model T knowledge that used to be accessible to us in the old, pre 2019 Forum, as well as the unnecessarily strict rules regard...
by jiminbartow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Harold Lloyd's Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Harold Lloyd's Model T

Bill. In the 1920’s, photography and studio lighting had progressed to the point that cameras easily captured images without such contraptions. I believe in this movie, the head support and old 19th century camera was used for comedic effect. The head support is proper for use in photo studios of th...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Harold Lloyd's Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Harold Lloyd's Model T

Did you notice his right hand as he extended it to shake hands with the groom? The reason it looks like he is wearing a rubber glove is because he is. It is to cover the fact that he is missing the thumb and forefinger of his right hand that he lost in 1919 when he lit his cigarette with the fuse of...
by jiminbartow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Collecting gold and silver coins
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Collecting gold and silver coins

Not necessarily Frank. As for anything, from cars to real estate to collectible coins, a buyer and seller, through negotiations, can come to a mutually agreeable price, but if a seller is less knowledgeable than the buyer about the item, or is unaware of information that makes the item more valuable...
by jiminbartow
Sun May 31, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Phonograph
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Old Phonograph

I recently sent the motor for my Edison Home phonograph off to www.wyattsmusical.com to replace a broken main spring that I broke when I overwound it. Not only did he replace the spring, he replaced two worn gears and lubricated the motor and greased the spring. Before, it would stop running halfway...
by jiminbartow
Sun May 31, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Collecting gold and silver coins
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Collecting gold and silver coins

$20 gold Liberty double eagle coins are about the size of a half dollar and weigh one ounce. It is a very novel way to invest in the future while holding a beautiful piece of history in your hand. If you are knowledgeable in history, it is fun to imagine what was going on in the world when the coin ...
by jiminbartow
Mon May 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint

A decent paint job is 99% preparation (paint removal, rust removal, dent removal, bodywork, sanding, cleaning, priming, etc.) and 1% actual painting. With so much work involved, one should want to avoid using the cheapest alternative so that the necessity for having to do all that work again is kept...
by jiminbartow
Sun May 24, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creating Patina ... Need Help
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Creating Patina ... Need Help

Go to www.micromark.com. Select menu in the upper left hand corner (3 horizontal lines), choose “hobby supplies”, scroll to bottom of list to “weathering” for all kinds of weathering patina chemicals. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun May 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead external oil line
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Hogshead external oil line

Mine force feeds oil from the hogshead through a 3/8” tube through the side of the engine block so that the oil is fed to the front half of the engine between the 1st and 2nd cylinders flooding the front crank shaft bearings, pushrod bearings and cam shaft bearings. Very efficient. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun May 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Relpacing pan ears.
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Relpacing pan ears.

You can still find the old Model T pan belly apron support accessory. I bought two on eBay. Back in the day, excessive vibration caused pan ears to break from metal fatigue and strain from the weight of the engine and the pan apron was created as an after market accessory to remedy this common occur...
by jiminbartow
Sat May 16, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

Yes Rich. That’s Bruce and his T. Thanks for looking it up. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat May 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Model T’s in the movies.

I just watched the 1991 movie “Rocketeer” set in 1938. A very good family movie that all ages will like. If you haven’ seen it, get it and watch it with your family with the kids. They will love it. At the very end of the movie a Model T drives into the scene and the driver jumps out and walks towar...
by jiminbartow
Wed May 13, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm lost on this one, Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 964

Re: I'm lost on this one, Help.

When did it start doing this? What did you do to the engine between the last time you remember it running good and now? Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue May 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

PS. What do you think of the idea of turning the 4th bearing over to the side that it will not line up with the 4 bolt holes, then place a jack under the bearing flange and jack it until the bolt holes line up. This may provide the transmission with the necessary support with the drive plate shaft r...
by jiminbartow
Tue May 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

Since the drive plate shaft fits the 4th bearing fine one way, but does not fit when the bearing is turned 180 degrees may be an indication that the babbit is worn down and the shaft is not precisely centered in the babbited bearing, causing the unsupported transmission to sag, resulting in inconsis...
by jiminbartow
Tue May 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

The transmission is mainly supported by the 4th bearing. Have you considered sending off your 4th main bearing and drive plate to have the drive plate shaft turned and the 4th main rebabbited to fit the newly turned drive plate shaft? I had mine done in 2010 during my last overhaul and it removed al...
by jiminbartow
Sat May 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaking bead
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Breaking bead

A large Jorgensen double screw type wood clamp will easily break the bead seal. Just put the clamp on each side of the tire with the clamp ends close to the bead and tighten. This will squeeze the tire and pop the bead on both sides. Do this several times around the tire to release the bead all arou...
by jiminbartow
Fri May 08, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

Purina burlap feed sacks. The red checkerboard design looks really cool. Look up images of “Purina burlap feed sacks” onLine. You can probably obtain them from a feed supply place, or from a farmer, if you know one. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Thu May 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??

Would it be possible to soak them in hot water for several days to re-expand them for re-use? If the flattened asbestos interior of the gasket can absorb enough water to expand it, somewhat, then allow it to thoroughly dry, it will have enough renewed thickness to conform to the head and motor block...
by jiminbartow
Wed May 06, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: Floor sealer help

I had good luck years ago with Olympic oil based wood seal. If you ever want to paint it, don’t use the silicone type as silicone will not hold paint. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed May 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: Floor sealer help

Brian, I like the grain on your floor. It would be unfortunate to cover it. The original floor was still in my ‘26 coupe, when I bought it in 1970. The only finish it had on it was 44 years worth of dirt. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed May 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: Floor sealer help

The purpose of mixing turpentine with enamel is to thin it down enough to allow it to be absorbed deep into the wood to form a 1/4” deep barrier to moisture which becomes a part of the wood. The same thing can be accomplished by thinning clear satin Polyurehane or satin Varnish with mineral spirits,...
by jiminbartow
Mon May 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

Unconscionable that Brassworks would say for you to have a local shop repair the radiator at your expense. They should, at least offer to reimburse you for the repair whenever you send them the repair invoice. Based upon their inadequate solution and some other postings on this thread regarding thei...
by jiminbartow
Sun May 03, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

I would not try to repair, correct, or relocate the neck on this radiator. You paid a lot of money for a new radiator that should have fit perfectly. Who knows what else may be wrong. You may have gotten a lemon. Ten years ago, I bought a new tall radiator from Brassworks for my ‘26 coupe and it fit...
by jiminbartow
Sun May 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to take off old varnish / laquer....
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: What do you use to take off old varnish / laquer....

Lacquer thinner will take off lacquer and old varnish as well. I’m curious. Why were you using a wire brush on brass? When polishing a soft metal such as brass, I have always used a bench grinder equipped with a buffing wheel coated with jewelers rouge to attain a mirror finish. A wire wheel will do...
by jiminbartow
Sat May 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 2089

Re: We lost another one

While I did not always agree with his opinions, which he had many, I had plenty of respect for him and his vast knowledge of Model T’s. I did not know he was sick. It must have been sudden. I’m sure many are wondering, was it the virus that took him? If so, it is a reminder for everyone, here, at ou...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 1081

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

Regarding using military web belts for band lining... If you are considering this, be sure you use the old all-cotton web belts. When I first joined the Marines in 1972, we were issued cotton web belts. Around 1974, nylon web belts were issued, as they were easier to clean. The newer web belts, made...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Yes. The cavity and ball do have a tendency to wear down, creating dangerous and unacceptable play in the ball and should be addressed ASAP, before driving the car. I have seen pitman arms so worn that the arm where the ball attached was to the point that the ball was in danger of breaking off, or t...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keyword search
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Keyword search

Are others having trouble accessing the old forum keyword search? If so, has it, for some reason, been disabled? I hope not, for it is an irreplaceable resource for information by the past legends of the MTFCA. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Unable to keyword search “2018 & Prior Forum”
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Unable to keyword search “2018 & Prior Forum”

Are others having this same problem of not being able to access the “2018 and prior forums” keyword search? Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Old gas

Gasoline with ethanol added to it, typically starts going bad after 90 days. If you have a source for non-ethanol gas, you should use it in your T, instead of ethanol gas. It lasts much longer, especially if treated with “Stabil”. To find places in your vicinity that sell non-ethanol gas, go to: www...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 1222

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

Nice! Looks like an old fashioned glass gasoline pump reservoir. I would put in some water colored with green and red food dye to resemble the reddish brown color of gasoline and put a “Texaco” decal on it. Bourbon or tea with a little red food dye would work as well. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

Susanne made a great point. The most important reason for having such a thick oil as the 600wt, is so that it will stay in the pumpkin and not seep past the seals on each side of the gearbox, into the shaft housings on each side of the pumpkin, for if the oil seeps out of the pumpkin over time, your...
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

I agree with earlier threads suggesting you pull the rear end, turn it on its’ side to empty out the 600wt oil, open it up dismantle it, clean it, inspect each part and replace old worn out seals, bearings and parts with new modern replacements and reassemble. I bought the 600wt. Differential oil us...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1522

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Good point Dick. I agree. Just reminiscing about the old forum. I took Jeff’s advice and now spend most of my forum time looking at the OT threads, for, it seems like only a fraction of the old crowd that was so much help on Model T matters, no longer visit the forum to help those with Model T quest...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Antique Pocket watches

Nice story regarding your watches. I don’t know of anyone to recommend to repair them. That is why I only buy watches that work. Even if I knew of someone, I would be hesitant to recommend them to work on such a precious family heirloom in case they were not as good as I thought and ruined them. I w...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Antique Pocket watches

What is the criteria you use in selecting a good, antique pocket watch for your collection? I prefer a nice unworn gold filled (can’t afford solid gold) case. If a hunter case I prefer that it have a sharp, ornate engraving and a strong latch and spring so the cover will pop open and latch shut, sec...
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Collecting gold and silver coins
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Collecting gold and silver coins

Thanks for the memories fellers. Amazing how much we have in common and how our lives, interests and experiences are so similar and how we gravitated toward the same things. Born in 1963, I started collecting coins in the golden age of coin collecting, in 1963, at 9 years of age when silver was stil...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Unable to keyword search “2018 & Prior Forum”
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Unable to keyword search “2018 & Prior Forum”

Is there any reason why I am unable to keyword search the “2018 & Prior Forum”? When I try to access it, the “2018 & Prior Forum” page appears, but when I try to access the keyword search feature, a notice comes up saying “the server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable t...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question about magneto
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Newbie question about magneto

Since the engine is out, it is very easy and effective to charge the magnets using (3) 12 volt batteries (36 volts). I performed this procedure 10 years ago and documented it in the following thread posted on the forum in 2010. My magneto is still running strong so, as far as I’m concerned, this pro...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1522

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Hi Richard. That’s what I’m talking about. It would be great to learn about and discuss such things. Forums were created in Greek and Roman times to provide the public with an outlet to discuss all manner of things with like minded people. I think if it was permitted, there would be more participati...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Collecting gold and silver coins
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Collecting gold and silver coins

Thanks Herb. Yes, it is enjoyable. No, I am not putting a whole lot in. I just search for nice uncleaned coins with a strong strike and beautiful appearance and lustre, then go to “Coin Help” and check to see if the price is fair for the date and grade. While coins are great investments, I also enjo...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1522

The discussion of different hobbies.

I remember when, on the old forum, many of us had the same interests in addition to our interest in Model T’s and, at times, we had discussions with our many friends here, regarding these various interests, such as collecting and restoring phonographs, antique clocks, antique pocket watches, restori...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Collecting gold and silver coins
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Collecting gold and silver coins

As you may know, whenever the economy is good, precious metal prices in the commodity markets, decrease and whenever the economy is bad, precious metal prices increase. During this time at home, I have revived a childhood interest of mine. Coin collecting and I have been buying choice Uncirculated e...
by jiminbartow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: yet another misfire diagnosis
Replies: 31
Views: 1837

Re: yet another misfire diagnosis

Does it do it both on Batt and Mag or just on Mag? Once, after going over a rough railroad crossing, while driving on mag, my T died. It would start on Batt but would die when switched to mag. I ended up having to drive home on Batt. When I got home, I discovered that when crossing the rough railroa...
by jiminbartow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Coupe top wood drawings
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: 26-27 Coupe top wood drawings

Check out: www.fordwood.com. You can buy a roof kit or, if you want to build it yourself, you can enlarge the schematic for a ‘26 coupe to determine the way it was constructed and use your car to derive the proper measurements for the frame and slats. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Not difficult at all with a rebuild kit containing the gaskets, and new needle valve and seat and the T-1 Model T Ford Service Manual to walk you through step by step. You will definitely need that manual, so, if you haven’t ordered it already... Jim Patrick PS. I see a screen door spring and some e...
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Hi Chris. Once again, it time for you to do your magic for a second time in just 3 weeks. :) The fact you corrected it once is an indication that you recognized how easily it could get out of hand if everybody started competing for those top slots. Hopefully, this time you can find a way to confine ...
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Long running “announcements” in “topics”
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Long running “announcements” in “topics”

I agree it is not a big deal now, but I’m just concerned that, where there are presently 2 long running announcements now occupying the top 2 “topic” spots for several weeks, if not addressed now, they may increase to 5 or 10 and then it will be difficult to locate the first member’s topic. That is ...
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Long running “announcements” in “topics”
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Long running “announcements” in “topics”

I know I’m going to get grief from some members regarding this, who don’t see it as a problem, but here goes... I have noticed that long running post that should be located at the top in “announcements” are occupying the top several “topic” spots for weeks at a time. Is there any way for Admin to re...
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Finding a fan belt issues
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Finding a fan belt issues

I seem to recall a spring loaded, pulley type, fan belt tensioner used to be available for the Model T. If they are still and you can find one, that might be the solution. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Brake drum

Have you considered wooden bands? I have used all 3 styles ( Kevlar, Scandinavian and wood) and, by far, I prefer the wooden bands. They would not be affected in any way, by a lip. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

I just received my Snyder’s catalog in the mail that is full of Model T and Model A parts and literature. It will help you to go to www.snydersantiqueauto.com and order their 245 page catalog. When I was just getting started, thumbing through a Model T parts catalog and reading about and becoming fa...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

I remember accidentally finding a bad front wheel while waiting for a friend to bring me a gallon of gas, after I ran out, close to home. I was walking around my T waiting, when I noticed a very fine, light brown coating on the black rim of my right front wheel. Upon closer examination, I found that...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something with Ford on it
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Something with Ford on it

I was going to suggest that it was from an ambulance of the Great War, but the Netherlands were neutral during that conflict and was not adversely affected by the War like Belgium, to the south was. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Ralph’s post was in 2011 and can be found in the attached thread. Ralph was very knowledgeable and his contributions always taught me a lot. He was taken too soon, by a very cruel disease called ALS and is missed: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/256114.html. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early electric horn button
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Early electric horn button

In your bottom picture, the rightmost button is the one located on the steering post of my ‘26 coupe pointed to the left. Don’t know about the ones in the top photo. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Here is a post from the past discussing the wood used on the Model T. One of the considerations Ford had in deciding what wood to use was cost and convenience. Keeping costs down on raw materials used in the construction of the Model T so that the average man could afford it was the biggest incentiv...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

The wood on your car is: the roof frame and slats, the spokes, seat frames, behind the seat shelf and body blocks between the body and chassis and behind the pan arms in the channel of the chassis. Some ‘26-‘27 bodies have wood around the windows, but I never found any evidence that my ‘26 coupe eve...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New T Help Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: New T Help Needed

I would absolutely vote for returning it to the original 6V Model T electrical system, but it’s your T and your choice. Have you asked the former owner if he has the parts that were taken out, or if he doesn’t have them, does he know where the parts are? Having the original parts that were taken out...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Stan. I noticed that you did not mention yourself as a rebuilder of carburetors. Since you did not mention it, I’ll do it for you. Do you still rebuild carbs or are you no longer accepting work due to a heavy backlog? Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Can someone provide the current addresses of those that rebuild spark coils and magneto coil rings? Regarding the magneto coil rings, I had Wally do a couple for me, but I understand someone has taken over from him after he retired. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Coronavirus information.
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Coronavirus information.

As you may know, the weather is the opposite between the southern and northern hemisphere. For instance, in Australia, Christmas-time is hot, while north of a the equator, Christmas-time is cold. With this in mind, I heard on the news that the Coronavirus will, most likely diminish in the northern h...
by jiminbartow
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Two of the best suppliers are: www.modeltford.com or www.snydersantiqueauto.com. If one does not have what you need, try the other. Prices and service are pretty compatible. When I purchased the red Model T restoration book, I was very please to find that the last several pages had the contact infor...
by jiminbartow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

While you are waiting to pick up the T, order the 3 books I mentioned in the link and study them. Especially the T-1 Ford Model T Service Manual. Being a modern day mechanic is useful in knowing which tools to use and how to use them, but being a Model T mechanic is a whole different animal, because...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

As Stan says. Don’t remove and replace the coil boxes. Your Model T can’t talk to you without its’ coils. Jim Patrick
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Vaporizer carbs

Thank you everyone. Very helpful info. According to the matching engine and chassis number, my ‘26 coupe was made in March so, is considered an early ‘26. It came with the hole through, valve cover and the linkage was crusty with old built up oil and looked all rusty and original like the car when I...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Vaporizer carbs

Were NH vaporizer carbs an option or stock on the improved ‘26-‘27 T ? When I bought my ‘26 coupe in 1970, it had a regular NH on it. In 2000, I purchased a nice vaporizer to try and make my T it more historically accurate, but could never get my T to run as smooth as it did on the regular NH, so I ...
by jiminbartow
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

Re: New guy here

Try again Stan. I always enjoy your informative posts. Whatever it says, I’m sure it will contain information, beneficial, not only to Dave (the new guy), but to us all. Jim Patrick. PS. I know what you mean about posts disappearing. I never had a problem with my posts disappearing on the old forum ...
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.
Replies: 17
Views: 1212

Re: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.

In 1971, I bought five (5) new 21” Universal tires from Mark Auto, only because as a 17 year old High School Student, perpetually low on funds from restoring my ‘26 coupe on my hourly wage of $1.65, bagging groceries after school, they were the only ones I could afford. After 49 years, they are stil...
by jiminbartow
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbe wheel question
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Newbe wheel question

You can’t take a chance with a damaged part whose responsibility is holding up the car. If one lug goes out, it could cause the others to fail one by one until the wheel comes off and causes an accident. The lug pictured has been pulled loose and is dangerous to use. The lugs were originally bradded...
by jiminbartow
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2357

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: 797

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: 496

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: 51
Views: 2452

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: 51
Views: 2452

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: 789

Re: installing new valves, finally

Ideas on how to concave Buffalo nickel freezer plugs: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/146043.html.