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by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Photo - Early Carwash?
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Period Photo - Early Carwash?

Have a look at all that gaudy new fangled electrical lighting ! they really went all th way with that :lol:
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: Old photo: New 09-10 Model Ts.

That wagon amazes me, the length of it is incredible there seem to be some kind of truss costruction underneath, interesting thing ! Oh and beautifull T's too ;)
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer

Such a big beautifull beast that motor...
were those extra oil lines an original fixture or did you add them for safety ?
Thanks for sharing the pictures !
by Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: A little something to read and remember.

Personally i am very humbled by the fact that so many small town americans came over here to help us fight for our freedom. As a young kid i played in places that were battlefields a mere twenty odd years before, we found lots of evidence of the fighting and we boys all had our coveted relics of tha...
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Golden Eagle has Hatched!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: A Golden Eagle has Hatched!!!!!

He doesn't look too happy about it though :lol:
Congrats !
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Re: Barn Find

Just cool ! great find
by Kaiser
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 74
Views: 5456

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Someone said something in an intervieuw i read last weekend that really hit me, it was a mother who lost a daughter after a hitchhiking incident (the daughter was murdered by someone who picked her and a friend up on a long trip they made hitchhiking through Europe), I have to translate this from Du...
by Kaiser
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Felloe Oilers
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Felloe Oilers

Hoi Toon, als je de dichting aan de achterkant van t wiellager weg laat heb je toch t zelfde ! :lol:

For the non-dutch: Hey Toon, if you leave out the rear wheelbearing seal you get the same effect don't you ! :D

Greetings, Leo
by Kaiser
Wed May 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Steering Damper
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Period Steering Damper

A special warning when installing any steering damper to your tie rod : make very sure your tie rod is sound and not corroded even a little bit. Most have corrosion from the inside and can look fine but can be paperthin in spots ! the steering damper will make that very clear when driving !! While n...
by Kaiser
Wed May 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY IN HISTORY
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: TODAY IN HISTORY

Ford stopped makin' em ? :shock:
by Kaiser
Fri May 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hotmail
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Hotmail

Me and the wife use a gmail account and all our e-mail accounts, bussiness and private, even the very old ones, come in via the gmail, my private personal e-mail is from a long defunct provider but through the gmail i can still receive and send messages with it, no problems at all, and in my experie...
by Kaiser
Fri May 15, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 89
Views: 10241

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich, now we have proof that you have been secretly squirreling away whole T's ! :lol:
by Kaiser
Tue May 12, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re Dizzy points
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Question re Dizzy points

What Mark said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it ;) , if the T is stored in a somewhat damp garage, just give the points a light wipe with a fine sandpaper and GO ! don't forget a small dab of grease in the neck of the arm where it touches the cam to keep it lubed..
Happy T'ing
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2003
Views: 129624

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

My Great Grandfather was a well known Turkey Wrangler, claimed he could have a Wild Turkey down in 2 seconds flat, but that is another story alltogether..
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Hey Wayne, you don't have to apologise for anhonest opinion, it raised some questions with me too, and that is exactly why i posted this. Last night it came to me, it reminded me of the French "Montier"Specials, he was the French Ford Importer (as far as i remember right, that is becoming an issue l...
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 104
Views: 10924

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Hey Rich, that black canvas trick gives great results ! I like it, super depth in that dark garage setting !!
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 6
Views: 640

This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Found this for sale in Germany on PreWarCar.com, it reminded me of another similar racer discussed some time ago that was supposedly the last one remaining, well... there seems to be another one or is it the same car ? Is it the real deal or what? anyone have a clue about this one ? Have a look here...
by Kaiser
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something with Ford on it
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Something with Ford on it

After a short search, apparently Ford only used zinc hubcaps in '25... so that narrows it down
by Kaiser
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unabashed plug for a hand cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Unabashed plug for a hand cleaner

A trick i learned when i was an engineer in the merchant navy in my younger years: Especially when working on Diesel engines you get this black coal in the little cracks in your skin that just will not come out no matter how much you scrub, well here's the solution; take some of the cheapest diet ma...
by Kaiser
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Marvel oiler
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Marvel oiler

Randall, now that ís some accessory... I am surprised that i'm the only one to react to your post (yet), i suspect the usual sh**storm to start any moment now about wether to install or not and/or all the ravings about the alledged benefits / ill effects if you do :lol: I'll keep an eye on your thre...
by Kaiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Great story, how to 'Live life to the max" with minimal equipment :D
Really made my day, and good incentive to start working on the Huckster again :roll:
by Kaiser
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Straightening Rear Axle Housing

Terry, great methods by Toon Boer and Scott too, but mine was bent too much to repair with just heat/quench cycles like Scott's, and my lathe is not big enough to do it like Toon Boer, so i had to think of an alternative, while not ideal it worked !
Good luck on your housing,
Leo
by Kaiser
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Emergency Brakes

Thanks Scott for the tip
Leo
by Kaiser
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straightening Rear Axle Housing
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Straightening Rear Axle Housing

Hey Terry, Shade-tree mechanics at its best ! I think you mean this jury-rigged thing i built using some scraps of tubing i had laying around in the shop, it might not be the best way to do it, but it was the only way for me as i did not have a lathe big enough for the job or a good hydraulic press....
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

That 'Pep-o-mint' car is not exactly a life saver, with the very limited visibility :lol:
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Here's a short history and some clarification on 'Isinglass' window material.
I have no connection to the firm just thought it was a nice and clear explanation of the matter, plus it had a picture of a T ;)

https://www.sailrite.com/What-Is-Isingl ... w-Material
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Emergency Brakes

Joshua, thanks for the update, that is good to know, i'm about to install new shoes from Langs and also have new cams, I think you saved me some head scratching :D
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Oh come on, what's it for.... ;)
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - 1913 Ford Dealership Saved From Destruction
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: FJ - 1913 Ford Dealership Saved From Destruction

I had one of those lifts for toy cars, in the last picture ! never saw another since i was a boy.
Great building, great initiative, hope they can find funds to fix it up with period doors instead of the modern white one.
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: N/R/S race cars?

Is that Honest Abe in the right car ? Spooky likeness !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 382
Views: 39802

Re: Foto of the Day

Too late for a retread ?? :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1022

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Acording to the drawing that cam gives 3/8 lift :o
Gross lift on a standard (post 1912) T cam is a hair over 1/4"
Exact measurements i found here: http://mtfctulsa.com/Cams/design_stock.htm
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Big 1913 7 litre Benz racer for sale !
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Big 1913 7 litre Benz racer for sale !

O.K. it's not a Ford, but I want it and race Rob with his 'puny' little T racer....
Well look at the price : I guess i'll dream on :D

https://www.prewarcar.com/300441-1913-m ... d-prix-car
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 155
Views: 16959

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Fantastic, thats a milestone, congrats !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 442
Views: 44835

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Have one on me :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1022

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Well... the drawing clearly mentions 'Gastank' in the lower left corner and 'Dash-tank' in the comment on the right side of the drawing, so it must have been drawn up for some dash mounted gas tank of some sort. As others here have mentioned there might have been plans to equip one of the racers wit...
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 130
Views: 5292

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Dick, those are the standard big ones, smaller ones are available that fit the recess on a modern US car, so about 2" less wide, looks even better !
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

Great find ! this digging in archives can be very addictive.. ;)
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Just curious

I have a steel 'black' T so no brass polishing for me but if i ever get the irresistable urge i have some brass artillery shells to satisfy my restless mind.
The big one is a 1917 4" shell of about Three! feet tall, it'll keep me busy for the better part of a day :D
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library

Nice Rob, great to see the change in the letterhead, in the first letterhead Mack av. is the address and Henry F is the vice president, in the second letter Piquette is the address and the original names are blacked out and Henry Ford is now President so after the buy-out of Grey and adding one of t...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 130
Views: 5292

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

These are the modern plates for historic vehicles :
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 130
Views: 5292

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Here's my set, came with the car when i bought it off Kent Sumner in 2017, thanks Kent ! 23 Wisconsin plates. Sadly we can't register old plates in the Netherlands, but the plates allowed on your historic vehicle are dark blue and not that bad to the eye as the big reflective bright yellow ones mand...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6140

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

How about a 'divorce boom' from beeing cooped up together :)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 283
Views: 16631

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Thomas here in Holland we call that "ellebogenstoom" or 'elbow steam' :lol:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 8762

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Hah Rich, i see not only your drawing, but also your spelling did improve over the years ;)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: Headlight problems

Oops my bad :oops: should have noticed it is a later car...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Great results, glad Gene chimed in, even learned something myself. ;)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Turn signals

As posted elsewhere here today i coverted my sidelamps to led in a way that is reversible in about two seconds to petroleum again, and i affixed a white board with two wingnuts and a trailer connector plug, on the board are a couple of reflectors and brake and direction lights, the board can be take...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals

Great footage of the Benz Victoria ! The biggest problem with hand signals is that these days drivers do NOT understand their meaning, biggest problem is with the left turn and slowing down signals, these days sticking your arm out is generally understood as the signal to allow a tailgater to pass, ...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Great, thanks for the update, looking good, you're on your way !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: Headlight problems

Well half way there :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2406

Re: Camping with a T

Nothing quite equals the sheer joy of waking up in a damp tent, putting on your damp clothes and go out in the rain to have a morning pee Dick :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Don't know Gene's molds personally but yeah there should allways be a way out for the air and overflow babbit, and a good mold should be designed that way. Can't tell from the pictures what mold Jacolb is using, just from the way the poured babbit looks my hunch is trapped air because of the way the...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: Headlight problems

Hey Carson, seems like a simple fix, your headlights are placed in 'series' as its called in electrical jargon, that means the wire goes to one headlight and then to the second one and then back to the switch, so like with old fashioned christmas tree lights if one bulb burns out, all lights go out,...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

This is not turning in one of those MMO or waterpump threads or is it :lol:
Have a good weekend all !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Gene, you are right in a way, the two you mention are stronger adhesives, and are a great fix if you have problems with pitting or alignment of surfaces, and in some spots like the corner where hogshead and pan and block meet you often have a spot where the stronger stuff is a good fix, but if every...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JOHN DEERE Fixing Clincher Tire
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: JOHN DEERE Fixing Clincher Tire

What a great fix :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 5492

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Should have mentioned the two pieces of square tubing are only welded on th outside so the piece of big square tube with the pipe through it can flex away from the pressure point otherwise the whole setup would be rigid and won't work :roll: The clamp in the middle is just there to prevent the whole...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 5492

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

My T must have been T-boned from the right sometime in the past, the right radius rod was bent in and the right half of the rear axle was bent forward. it turned out the bend was right close to the diff housing, I decided to try and straighten it myself. This is the contraption that i came up with, ...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Kerry and Jacolb, i thought a shim in between would not solve the trapped air problem, but apparently it does according to Kerry, never too old to learn a new trick, thanks Kerry and good luck on your next try Jacolb
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 8762

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

That one would look great blown up to live-size and make it a mural in the mancave or as a whole wall in some old car related place like a museum cafeteria !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Wayne whatever happened to good old corruption hah ? those were better times indeed :mrgreen:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 1021

Re: A dual plug ignition system

I understood that Les, just posted this as a word of caution for other posters because some posters were discussing the 'waste spark' idea
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 8762

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Now Thats just great Rich, like it a lot ! :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

The idea is to give the air a way out, air is thin and needs just a small way out, so just putting small strips of for instance sigarette paper between cap and mold will probably be more than enough. a shim would close up the entire surface and give too much clearance. Another more permanent fix wou...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 1021

Re: A dual plug ignition system

A point of caution considering a "waste spark" ignition system : Old engines from the early years of the century (and i consider our beloved Ts to be in that category) usually have quite a large amount of unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases, specially when still cold. This combined with the often less...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Edited my post, please reread, sorry
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Looks like trapped air to me :?: If this happens again you could consider putting some small scraps of very thin paper between cap surface and mold so as to give the air a way out, if babbit flows onto mating surface of the cap it is easily removed with a few carefull (sweet)file strokes. Keep tryin...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another ‘What Is It’
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Another ‘What Is It’

I'm guessing its a farmyard fix :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: First timer main caps

Hello Jacolb, great try ! I gather from the pictures that you are doing the pouring outside, which is probably healthier, but that could well mean that the moulds and caps are cooling too quick or are too cold from the outset, causing the babbit to sollidify too fast and not filling the mold complet...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand

Tim i count three Ts, one black and two brass rads, so it is ON Topic ;)
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

What Hank said, Permatex is great stuff but should be used sparingly, if it squeezes out in blobs it is also squeezing out inside in big blobs, as Permatex does not fully harden but keeps a 'rubbery' consistency it is very possible that the 'blobs' come loose and block oil passages. Best way is to p...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1906 Ford Six and another car. What are your guesses?
Replies: 17
Views: 1022

Re: 1906 Ford Six and another car. What are your guesses?

The crank handle can be clearly seen in the sideways foto from the Old Motor, it extends along the side of the hood, apparently the engine is quite set back aways from the radiator needing such a long crank handle. The radiator is relieved to fit in between the frame rails, it is that way in all pic...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Bigger icons ?
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Bigger icons ?

Admin Jeff,
Is it maybe an idea to make the icons for 'notifications' and 'Private messages' a bit bigger, at least the red circle with the number in it. Now they are so small i regularly miss that someone sent me a message.. :roll:
Just a thought, keep up the good work ! thanks,
Leo
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Wayne, from what i read in the papers elections are being fixed on a regular basis these days :lol:
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 283
Views: 16631

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

How about this one !
I have no clue what it is but what a monster, that must have been some beast to handle , look at the size of that steeringwheel :o
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 19604

Re: Model T Special build.

I would not try that on clincher tyres :lol:
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: White oak bed

No Craig i have not, but Epifanes makes paint also, they should match. I have put some lettering on the Varnished wood wheelhouse with OneShot lettering enamel after it was allowed to cure for a couple of months and that was no problem, so should be o.k. i think, you can allways make a small test pa...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 19604

Re: Model T Special build.

Great build shane ! aren't you afraid to hit that unobtainium pan on a speedbump :D
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 283
Views: 16631

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, that is an intriguing setup, did not know them, knew these:
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Algerian? spammer beware!
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Another Algerian? spammer beware!

Admin we have another Algerian spammer...."amandatissa"
she seems to have a sense of humor but has some strange links in her replies to other posters
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Winter Time
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: Old Photo - Winter Time

It's not the sea, it's in the woods :D
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Great pics, LIKE! :D
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: White oak bed

The boat i live on, a 1948 fishing cutter, has a white oak wheelhouse, i use Epifanes Spar varnish on it, it is out in the weather all year and holds up better than anything i tried in the past ! Very important though is that before you apply the first coat, you wipe down all wood with dry cleaning ...
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Motor Video animation
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: T Motor Video animation

There is something wrong with the valve timing, take a good look at 5:50 and further, valves open and close on every stroke ? :D
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Vintage Bin/Assortment of Throttle/Spark Rod Ends
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: FS Vintage Bin/Assortment of Throttle/Spark Rod Ends

:lol: Hey Hank, i see them priced on the box at from 3c to 30c each, what happened in the mean time ? :lol:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!

The green stuff is not algae, its bacteria that grow in the water ethanol mix in that crappy modern gas of today :evil:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is The Date Accurate?
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Is The Date Accurate?

That can't be right, although it is an early car with tiller steering, 1889 would be very early ! probably around 1904ish ?
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

Hello Wayne, yeah what amazes me is how international these early races were from the start, American racers came over to Europe to race and the other way around too, even in the earliest times. Today we fly all over the place but in those days it was some undertaking to load people and cars on ocea...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 6140

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

We here on this side of the pond are now offically under lockdown, all sports events, meetings, restaurants etc are closed. Went to the shops saturday to do the normal shopping and it dawned on me, not only the toiletpaper was all gone but so were the canned beans, now that figures, if your daily me...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

Hey Duey, luckily i'm not in it for the 'likes' that would be devastating for my ego :lol:
Glad you liked it !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Legs or Combustion?
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Period Picture- Legs or Combustion?

Combustion any day for me ! ;)
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford’s last competition.
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Henry Ford’s last competition.

:oops: Only now it dawned on me... better put on my reading glasses, mixing up the different racers :oops:
The difference between a tiller and a steering wheel are not to overlook but i did... :roll:
And then there's the amount of cilinders, should have been obvious :geek:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford’s last competition.
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Henry Ford’s last competition.

Interesting cooling system on the Ford 6, never seen it in that way on the Big 6 racer, only the one with 'conventional' radiator in two versions :

Also found the cover of the Automobile Review with the Ford 6 racer, sadly could not dig up the article itself..
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

The quality of the film is not that good, but still nice to see and with some nice subtitles so you get an idea what is happening

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xXV_VH_dy0
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

Found an address for the Times Square Automobile Co. in an old add which did not Copy/paste but it was on the South-West corner of 56th street and Broadway, New York, New York, took a look with streetvieuw and there is nothing recognisable left there, all concrete highrises, bummerrr ;) Was curious ...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

The demountables look like 6 lugs, were they a Ford item or from another supplier, Firestones had 5 if i remember right?
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 2350

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

What, what, did i miss a good catfight :lol: :lol: It is a good thing that we have a couple of moderators that have a good sense of what to tolerate and what to delete, up until now i never had the idea they used their authority the wrong way , kudos on them ! Although.. secretly i'd like to know wh...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 New York City movie
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: 1911 New York City movie

You have good eyes Rich, looks like there's a belt running over the 'flywheel'
Good thing they didn't have speedbumps in those days :lol: