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by Autie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Parade time with the T
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Parade time with the T

"One seat or two? Very nice! Bud. :D"....Hey Bud, are you talking about the Model T or the outhouse? I did invent the "Double Decker" outhouse. The first time I used it, I was wondering why nobody had invented one before. And then IT hit me!
by Autie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Parade time with the T
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Parade time with the T

After a month of intense labor on the T, she was ready to go for the Howell, MI "Fantasy of lights" parade yesterday. She ran great throughout the parade , even towing a "library" float behind her. Brought laughter and smiles to everyone. Trying to download pics. 20191129_180912_resized.jpg 20191129...
by Autie
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1211

Re: Inflation !!!

Being this is a forum about Model T's I will refrain from what FDR did in 1933 with the gold standard. Or comment on the OT page. There are many other websites on the internet to discuss politics and start arguments.
by Autie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week

I would like one also. Sending you an email. Thank you.
by Autie
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2378

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Looks great. I am glad it came out the way it did for you. And yes, I forgot to mention LOTS and lots of paper towels and rags.
by Autie
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2378

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I am sooo hesitant on posting this but, when I restore Coke machines, call boxes, jukeboxes, etc., and the have been painted over and I want to keep the original paint underneath, I use a paint stripper called CitriStrip. It is an all natural stripper that I use. When I first used it, I thought it s...
by Autie
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cheap air filter
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Cheap air filter

Yep, that's it. Slips OVER the O.D. of the carb opening. That is why I had to modify with a notch and recurve the choke lever. I have no way to post a pic of mine, but I think you guys get the general idea and will like it....especially the price! Almost looks like it was made for this application. ...
by Autie
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cheap air filter
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Cheap air filter

Not too shabby, but the one I have referred you guys to is a smaller profile and no need for a pipe. I have mine angled towards the hogshead. I should mention I have a Kingston carb on mine and it fits nice. I don't know if all carb openings are the same dimension.
by Autie
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cheap air filter
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Cheap air filter

I thought I would share this. If you are not looking for originality and want to put an air filter on your T, look up..."BLACK FOAM INTAKE AIR FILTER ATV QUAD DIRT BIKE PIT BIKE 38MM BOOT on Ebay. They are only $6 plus $3 for shipping. I had to notch the clamp/rubber sleeve where the choke rod stick...
by Autie
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine Oil ???
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Engine Oil ???

What if kevlar bands are not sealed on the ends? I am looking at the installation inst. and it doesn't mention sealing them. I am getting that "Oh, crap" feeling again. What is used to "seal" them?
by Autie
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Don't get me started/starter woes

Thank you for the replies. #1. The bendix IS an older repop and was made w/ such tight tolerance it isn't allowing the gear to spin forward and if it did would stay in the forward position. I checked an old original bendix and what a difference. Problem #2. I talked to the Man, the Myth...THE Legend...
by Autie
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Don't get me started/starter woes
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Don't get me started/starter woes

I rebuilt the starter, new field coil/brushes, front/rear bushing. The bendix assembly/spring is newer (about a year old but only used for about a month) w/no issues and worked flawlessly before the starter rebuild. I installed the rebuilt starter and it would spin w/o the bendix engaging. I took th...
by Autie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 1998

Re: How cold do you drive?

Once drove in minus 10 degrees in December for a Christmas parade. Yup, that is no typo. MINUS 10. I had no top on my touring and I didn't have a trailer, so I had to drive 5 miles into town wrapped in about 5 blankets. The kick in the pants was, everybody that was riding in the parade with me in th...
by Autie
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 396

How to get seating of starter field/pole pieces

When rebuilding a starter W/O having a pole piece spreader available (as in the service book fig.466) to seat the starter field/pole pieces, any suggestions?
by Autie
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Engine Rebuilder Recommendation

Joe Bell, Tiffin Ohio. Right up there with the best
by Autie
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

"Your nut looks way too thick"....the inner child in me can't stop laughing.
by Autie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1290

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

Word to the wise, the magnets are a safety feature to keep the triple gear pins from backing out. You should have a collar in the place of the magnets. Dan McEarchen makes them.
by Autie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ideas to remove starter front bushing
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Ideas to remove starter front bushing

Back again! Need suggestion on how to remove the front shaft bushing for the starter. The one pictured in the service book looks like a oversized threaded shaft is screwed into the bushing, then the threaded shaft goes through a plate with a nut on the opposite side to turn, pulling the threaded sha...
by Autie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebuilding starter
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Rebuilding starter

Thank you, guys!
by Autie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebuilding starter
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Rebuilding starter

My question is, during the dis-assembly, a triangle shape, thin piece of what I think is some type of insulator, fell out of the starter housing. I looked in the Model T service book and unless I am missing it, the book does not mention any such type of triangular insulator. Anybody know what I am r...
by Autie
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A word to the wise salesman
Replies: 14
Views: 862

Re: A word to the wise salesman

My Grandfather grew up during the depression. As long as I can remember, he wore worn out clothes and the classic piece of rope for a belt. He would even joke about looking like a Ho-Bo. Me and him had a HUGE blow out because I once washed his pants and he screamed at me saying I was going to make t...
by Autie
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

Don't over think it! Not everyone has access to torches, welders or cash! But me personally, I would not use JB weld to fill in the gap. I've always relied on "Mother Necessity". Even if you are not handy, this shouldn't be that difficult. Any way you can, (w/o crimping/denting) bend that lip upward...
by Autie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

Take a straight edge across the area if suspected to be bent. This should confirm if it is. Hope this helps.
by Autie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

Correct me if I am wrong, maybe an optical illusion from the angle or the way the picture was taken but, on the gasket edge of the pan (in the area of the pan ear) is it curved/bent downward instead of being flat/straight?
by Autie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leaking oil pan ear
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Leaking oil pan ear

I would first drain the oil from the engine and after the leak fully stops, take some brake/carb cleaner to the area and get it fully cleaned all around the WHOLE area and then some and if you have an air compressor blow around the area/ear. Once cleaned and dry, pour the oil back in and hurry up an...
by Autie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..

OK, heres the deal. I finally got to my T today to install the retainer plate made by Dan McEachern (which by the way is top notch, well engineered/manufactured part). Being that my engine and transmission was just rebuilt/installed prior to reading this post and it hasn't the magnets installed due ...
by Autie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Off Topic a Bit, But Someone Had A Bad Day
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Off Topic a Bit, But Someone Had A Bad Day

A little JB Weld and she will be good as new.....
by Autie
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could not go for a ride today - 4014 came through
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: Could not go for a ride today - 4014 came through

Here in (Owosso), MI, we have the Pere Marquette 1225 and is a 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive which was once part of the railroad's Class N. Its well known today for its role/inspiration in the movie Polar Express (12 25 get it? Dec 25th/Christmas). I always used to tell a story about climbing on ...
by Autie
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood steering wheel joint repair
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Wood steering wheel joint repair

Just picked up a "T" wood steering wheel. It has the grooves all around the inside diameter for finger placements and is in great shape. A couple of the joints are slightly loose. Enough where you can feel them wiggle. I know if this issue isn't addressed, it will become much worse. There are "brads...
by Autie
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Progress on my 1910 T
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Progress on my 1910 T

Super Duper! Looks fantastic.
by Autie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 3307

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

How many "common/average" households have air impacts, milling machines, floor jacks, hoists, or even a grease gun? Think everyone owns or even knows what a grease gun is? Better think again. Not too many. In violation of just one of these things, and the "garage police" will come a knockin'. I am s...
by Autie
Thu May 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug threads stripped. Very strange
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: Spark plug threads stripped. Very strange

If tapping the thread eliminated the problem, let a sleeping dog lay until you replace with a different head. Also, what good would grinding off the lower threads accomplish if the replacement plug is fitting properly and has no more issues? >>>>IF<<<< and only IF there is still an issue, why create...
by Autie
Thu May 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug threads stripped. Very strange
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: Spark plug threads stripped. Very strange

Thinking back, when inserting the spark plug, you said it went in easy by hand. Do you remember if the plug took more revolutions with even the slightest resistance towards the end with your socket to fully tighten than the others? When you tapped the threads after the removal of the damaged plug, d...
by Autie
Sun May 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: On Craigslist 1926/27 motor and 2 trans
Replies: 1
Views: 536

On Craigslist 1926/27 motor and 2 trans

This is posted on central MI Craigslist. I have no connection to the seller. Whenever I find post that might help out others, I pass it along. It is listed as a 1916, but the trans/hogshead are clearly a 1926/27. Doesn't look too bad. I noticed three valves have been replaced at some point. The hogs...
by Autie
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 1888

Re: Last Doolittle Raider

Forever indebted......"Army Air Corps Song" Off we go into the wild blue yonder Climbing high into the sun; Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, At'em boys, giv'er the gun! Down we dive spouting our flames from under, Off with one hell-uv-a roar! We live in fame or go down in flame, Nothing'l...
by Autie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another question re: removing a 27 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Another question re: removing a 27 engine

Any time I don't want paint chipping, I take an X-Acto knife/razor and go around the edge of the part being removed.
by Autie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine rebuild needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1075

Re: Engine rebuild needed.

Ship it to Joe Bell, located in Tiffin Ohio. Joe is, simply put..."The Best". Many others on this forum will say the same. I would have no one else touch my engine but Mr. Bell.
by Autie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Truck 1920's? Project Truck
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: Model T Truck 1920's? Project Truck

I know some guys who go to auctions/estate sales, to bid on anything metal, just to take it to a local metal recycler. These guys follow what the exchange rate is and have it down to a science to the penny. They bid on bigger heavier things that nobody has an interest or will bid on due to it's size...
by Autie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Distributor

Your right, George. It is a Model T Ranch product. There phone # use to be 817-613-9233. Don't know if it still is. I've ran this set up for years and never had a problem with it.
by Autie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Distributor

Distributor cap is from a 1988 Honda Civic. Cap part #JH95 and rotor part #JR72. The points are part #JP13P. Set points .020 - .025. Did the distributor come off your T, or are you going to install it?
by Autie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..

Thank you for your response. I was thinking the same about cutting the retainer in half, that people have mentioned. Just don't know if there will be enough clearance to get even 1/2 of it into position. I will give him a bump and see what he says. I was also contemplating taking two thick washers, ...
by Autie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..

Sorry, last line should have read..."It would be a tight fit, but can IT be done"?
by Autie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..

As it is too cold to lay on a frozen ground and check, and my mind has been spinning since this post appeared, if my engine/flywheel has no magneto ring or magnets, if I took off the inspection pan cover, would I be able to see and have access to the area back of the pins on the flywheel to place a ...
by Autie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kingsford coal...who knew?
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Kingsford coal...who knew?

Who knew????? Interesting Bit Of Ford History. Ford Motor Company sold more than one million Ford Model T's in 1919, and each of those Model T's used 100 board feet of wood for the parts such as frame, dashboard, steering wheels and wheels. Because of the amount of wood that had to be used in the ca...
by Autie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: triple gear pins, flywheel with no magnets, questions ..

If you have taken out the magnets, do you need a bolted washer or custom collar behind the triple gear pins, even though they are pressed in? Or is this just a precautionary measure to keep them from backing out, and not mandatory? P.S. How come I have a bad gut feeling?