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by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

No. The color of the body is wrong for the year. Should be all black.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

$ 75 to 8500. The Tops going to set you back quite a few quid. Especially if you can’t do it yourself. Some, like me, would use the incorrect color to chew the price down further. I’m going to give you some advice you probably don’t want to hear. First DO NOT buy the car sight unseen and second DO N...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial

let's see. This is on the Win 10 laptop....(this writing is edited on after posting the pic: seems drag & drop works on the PC.) Thanks Frank.
Second text edit; still no on the IPad. 3mb and the triangle.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial

Test. Giving it a shot.

No good. Says 3mb and the aforementioned triangle appears. Too big? Small?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Learning how to post photos---This is a trial

I simply have not been able to do this with Win 10. Probably easy enough just not enough between the ears. I now have an IPad in addition to the pc. Would that perhaps be easier?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hudco hogs head
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: hudco hogs head

Well... There’s the “thing I learned today”. First for me.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding machines
Replies: 31
Views: 1361

Re: Welding machines

You’ll get your best suggestions from them. And your ability.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?

I think I might pull the shoes lay a good heavy piece of steel across the outside of the plate and use a C clamp to finesse the bend out.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

I don’t remember the topic subject so I can’t really search it but years back someone spoke of a rear wheel hydraulic drum set with a picture or two. Believe the drums & backing plates were from a foreign car. You would never notice them at all. If I were to do this job that’s the first system I’d t...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

Is it worth it? I mean I’m assuming you have them in the rear and can lock the wheels with them. Think about going in reverse and tearing the radius rod ball joint out & folding the axle over.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.

Guess nobody remembers the old put a few pennies on the battery top to draw that corrosion away. Of course with the newer better sealed batts it isn't necessary. How about cutting "washers" out of an old Fedora soaking them in oil and putting them on the batt posts before installing the cables to al...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead
Replies: 29
Views: 1143

Re: Need A Discussion Regarding Coating Inside of Engine/Hogshead

What we have here is a marvel mystery oil type debate. “ I did it and it’s right” vs. “I won’t do it and it’s wrong”. Personally I’m against it because of the possibility of it peeling which is obvious in the pictures posted. Anyone remember the VW Beetle finned valve covers that we’re supposed to i...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 22 windshield on a 23 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: 22 windshield on a 23 T?

As I understand your post you have a ‘24 which would have a tilted windshield. I’m figuring you can tell from the windshield bolt pattern on that car what your other car had. I honestly don’t know if the patterns were different but if the ‘24 pattern matches on both you know what you need.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Caveat emptor. ( I had to look up the spelling.) I’m in the camp that says if you can’t or won’t check on the going rates for something you will almost surely over pay. It’s totally up to the seller to name the price and the buyer to pass or take that piece of dead cow out of his back pocket and she...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1729

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Going to try again. Doesn't matter if the other wheel is off or on or if it's on a jack stand off the floor. Both bearings are installed on that side. Anyone that has ever taken off an outer axle bearing has seen the shaft move off center of the housing hole. It's way more apparent if both outer bea...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1729

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Hold on. Does that measurement really mean anything? Doesn’t the axle not sit centered in the housing without the outer bearing to keep it there? What am I missing?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Model T Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Re: Electric Model T Conversion

Some years back in Califunny Toyoda or Honda ran an experimental fleet of hydrogen powered vehicles. Don’t recall the exact details as to wether they were rentals or what but they were regular style piston engines modified to run on hydrogen. They had a number of fuel stations set up too. They opera...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 41
Views: 2404

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Whenever I see a post like this I always have to ask Do you experiment on your “Modern” the same way and why.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas to all !
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Merry Christmas to all !

A T never got stuck in a bad year it couldn’t drive out of. To paraphrase that old joke. Happy Holidays to all whatever you celebrate!!!
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: STABIL shelf life

So adding mineral spirits will keep gas fresh for 12 months? You’ve got to be kidding. It’s telling you it’s snake oil !!! Know what? It’s your dough do what you want with it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: STABIL shelf life

You have or had another other problem and stabil sure as heck didn’t fix it. So your story might not be over.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 1101

Re: STABIL shelf life

Actually it lasts forever. Because it doesn’t do a damn thing. Just ask the 6 or 8 small engine manufacturers that I’ve taken courses with over the years. Some will even void a warranty if it’s found in the tank. Want your engine (whatever it is) to start after a layover? Drain the tank and run it d...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Question
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Oil Question

As stated above the need for frequent oil changes in the T kind of makes any + in synthetic ineffective. Does it increase engine life? Not a bit of evidence for that. Could probably never be proved anyway. Also stated above was the fact that most all oils today are better that what was back when so ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Coils

You might not want to do this as the box is assembled but when I did mine I had seen a post on the Forum that I used, Before bending the separator bar tabs I used 2 credit card type plastic bits as spacers bridging all the coils then bent the tabs over removing the spacers after of course. Nice tigh...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hub Bearing Cup Inserter?
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Front Hub Bearing Cup Inserter?

They can usually be driven in with a brass punch & a hammer. The trick is to use brass against the hardened race and continually moving the punch. Works fine if you take your time and keep moving.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block

I did my ‘27 Tudor years back. The block had the hole and so did the valve cover but the cover gasket didn’t.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1519

Re: points and condenser

Distributor T’s are rather common today. Certainly nothing odd. My thought on that is that there must have been a hell of a lot more of them way back when. Also to my mind this commonness makes the distributor T OK. You just have to know your system and carry the extra parts you might need. And both...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1519

Re: points and condenser

Both need to be watched over and both have their own idiosyncrasies. They both work and work well especially if you know your stuff. That said there are (apparently) a heck of a lot of T’s that have been switched over for whatever reason. Many in the years gone by. I will say that the coil and the c...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: Running without coolant?

I can’t see about 30 seconds doing any harm.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

What Rusty said plus: insist on taking a compression test. If you’re denied walk. Do this no matter how recent you’re told it was rebuilt. We’re not all nice guys. (Experience talk in’ here).Jack up the rear and yank the rear wheels in & out with the E brake off. Excessive play usually indicates thr...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: Compression test

I much prefer comp testing a low comp engine like the T when it’s cold. It gives a truer situation concerning starting the T when cold. Testing hot will give a false reading regarding cold starting. A modern with a comp of say 150 lbs. or better is relatively in affected by a 5 or 10 lb. drop. On a ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

I’m with Harry. No way that’s a carrier. Even as a jumper it’s a damn poor design as some poor schnook would use it as a carrier sooner or later.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2169

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

Sue beat me to it. Back up the hill. Cheapest and one of the best solutions.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing flats.
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Fixing flats.

Slight addendum to what Russ said: use a rag to run around the inside of the tire to check for a nail or whatever. You don’t need a cut and a flat too.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Happy Halloween

Is it me or did those costumes from years gone by just look darn strange. Home Made.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression check or cylinder leak down check?
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Compression check or cylinder leak down check?

To my mind the dry/wet compression test is the way to go. Choke off & throttle fully open. First dry then redo with a few squirts of oil in each cyl. before testing it. Write the #'s down. If your compression is low and the valves are bad the comp won't go up when oil is applied. It will go up if th...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Crank modification????

As I see it you have 2 great suggestions here. 1; bend a spare crank and 2; re-drill a spare dog. Leave the crank itself alone.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 1198

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

By all means enjoy yourself in your experiment but I have to agree with Les and Big2bird. The results as far as performance will be minimal maybe even unnoticeable however visually it would be interesting. Good Luck!
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

A salvage yard in Iola Kansas that specializes in T parts.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: White tires

Sorry but I don't think introducing chemicals is going to have the desired result.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: White tires

If I were going to install a set of whites I think I’d slip the slightly inflated tubes into a garbage bag. Put it in the tire. Cut off the excess tuck it up nice & neat and install on the rim. Keep the tube off the tire.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 2103

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

My last T, a '23 Touring, had a water pump on it. The former owner basically drove it in local parades and he said it stopped overheating after it was recommended to him. Dicey radiator? maybe but I didn't fix what wasn't broken and it stayed.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car radio history
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Car radio history

Check out Sloan & Charles Kettering from Memorial Sloan Kettering fame.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY
Replies: 23
Views: 1575

Re: Dare we analyze my cracked crankshaft?? I say we do.. but INTELLIGENTLY

Sounds a bit like you're trying to talk us and yourself into reusing it. At least do that follow up wet magnaflux test & make your decision based on that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do they make a self advancing distributor?
Replies: 30
Views: 1458

Re: Do they make a self advancing distributor?

Would like to know what you're using now. A lot of these distributors seem to be Bosch "hybrids" if you will. If that's what you've got the chances of modifying it to accept the parts that would give you a self contained auto advance distributor are probably pretty good. Old VW distrubutor for insta...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2785

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

The people who put up with it’s quirks.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1717

Re: Coils not working

For cryn’ out loud guy’s he’s saying each coil buzzes in turn as he cranks the motor over. Why are some of you telling him to pull more stuff apart? Didn’t he say he wasn’t highly versed mechanically? If that’s what happening his no start doesn’t involve the ignition system at all. Please don’t seco...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1717

Re: Coils not working

Please Keep It Simple. No need to start tearing things apart. Use what I posted. Remove nothing. Check/eliminate a lot of stuff without "wrenching".
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1717

Re: Coils not working

If 1 coil is buzzing there's power going to the coil box so that's #1. Turn the key on to bat. The wiring harness from the timer goes to terminals on the coil box. Ground each one one at a time. If the coils are OK & the box internal wiring is OK each coil should buzz as you ground it's terminal. If...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)
Replies: 41
Views: 2253

Re: Speedster project update, blown head gasket (again)

Sorry I can't offer much beyond I don't think it's the gasket. As long as you're not re-using the same one over & over that is. I also believe that on a properly installed / torqued head a 15 second run showing liquid out the bolt holes also indicates ( to me ) that it's not the gasket. How does the...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2478

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I truly believe that this will happen in the future. I have no doubts about it at all. The only place I can break (or even meet) the posted speed limit is in the development I live in. 25 MPH. It is also the only place I will take anyone for a ride as the roads are usually totally devoid of traffic ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1816

Re: White Tire Availability

What was that business a few years back concerning the type of tube used in the whites causing them to turn? Seemed pretty conclusive.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1992

Re: Head Gasket Failures

What I’ve always heard and done is to install the head torque it run it to operating temperature then let it cool overnight and retorque. Period. Retorquing when hot will allow the metal to shrink when cold leading to guess what.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: coils

Part #'s ? Or who has them?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

coils

Just came into a nice set of coils from a local flea market yesterday. Going to get them into shape but it's been a while since I've done any and I need to know what's the latest on the condensers being sold & any problems with new point sets.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 5036

Re: So why so little interest?

It's resto-mods these days. Face it. An antique body with all the trimmings. Pretty persuasive don't you think? I don't feel that the T lends itself to this kind of thing and will remain in the horseless carriage area of collector vehicles simply because it is what it is.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 2007

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

I vish I vas as schmart 20 years ago as I dink I yam today.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

I too thought about this when I first came across it in a parts catalog years ago. Like many here the extra “bits” turned me off.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder post beetle problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Powder post beetle problem

The big box stores sell an extremely effective wood boring insect spray. You can buy the mix type or right out of the bottle kind. No smell or stains. I’ve used it for years and highly recommend it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed

You've got a real problem there Tyler. Riding the kid around out of a safety seat might be illegal. That's #1. #2 is can you even properly anchor a safety seat in a T? #3 is even if you could anchor it would that be safe in itself as the car has no truly safe means of operating it especially in toda...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 2753

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

What I'd suggest to you is first off is "run what you brung". That is get to know the car for what it is and what modifications (if any) have been done to it. Sounds like it has a 6 vt. system in it now. If that's so it's a perfectly relyable set up. All you have to do is learn how it works and ask ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor and burnt points
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Distributor and burnt points

That's awfully damn quick for points to burn up. I think all 3 things mentioned above might be in play: No resistor + condenser and coil aren't a set and they need to be.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just to be sure
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Just to be sure

Is it running OK? Not overheating or any thing like that? Then leave it the heck alone. You're spending $ for no reason at all and you might be looking to spend a lot more if the pump is keeping a tired radiator at bay. I've had 2 T's with pumps and kept them both for exactly the reason stated above...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 3861

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

Nope. Not signing up for that again.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 3861

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

I'll tell you this: I sure as heck want to know more about this. I dumped FB quite a while ago so that avenue is out for me but I'm very interested as I consider having to send a block out for babbeting as a major expense and takes engine rebuilding out of my garage & my hands.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 2737

Re: Pay pal users beware

Bmetti has it right. A scam e-mail was opened and the cat's out of the bag. That's one. Two is that amount of $ in there. Luckily for me I was warned about these e-mails and it's very much like the phone scam thats from "the IRS". very convincing if you're not on to it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak Test Results - What Now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1692

Re: Leak Test Results - What Now?

Wet/dry compression test will reveal all. With 0 guessing.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 2198

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

Here's a "quickie" that might do the trick as a temp fix. Clean the hogshead area around the shaft really good. A carb cleaner type spray works great for this. Apply a thin film of oil to the shaft. Don't get any on the hogs head. Use a good grade silicone and apply it to the hogshead & the shaft. I...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: Driving again but--

Lets keep in mind you brought up l**r and rube no one else.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: Driving again but--

Thank You Mr. Whiteman for a very conscise posting about the snake oil referred to as sea foam. This stuff is garbage. The only thing it cleans out is that piece of dead cow in your rear pocket But folks will defend spending their hard earned $ simply because they spent it. Not one single solitary i...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat May 23, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 3268

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Do this carefully: Have someone with you. Preferrably someone with a bit of car knowledge. Take the floor boards out drive it and listen. You just might nail it that way.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri May 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rebuilding 1916 differential
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: rebuilding 1916 differential

Apparently the only real way to know is pulling it apart. You can jack up the rear and check on the in/out play of the wheel and perhaps getting a look at the rear end fluid but re-read line one.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue May 19, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 2602

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

Many of you might recall the Model Garage series featuring Gus Wilson as the lead mechanic. I've read many many of the stories. The series started way back when ( 20's ?) as How To or DIY articles for Popular Mechanic readers with Gus appearing much later. Don't ask me to pin it down but there was a...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 4444

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I think I've seen a T pic posted on here some years back that had AC. Have no idea what the post was about or how to find it but it's been done,
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri May 15, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14896

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Takes a big man to admit the water is getting a bit deep. I believe Steve that you've made the right decision. Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu May 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14896

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Wow. 80 thou. over. Could that be part of the problem?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14896

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Geez it gets deeper and deeper.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu May 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14896

Re: The frustration of incompetence

The compression would not have gone up with the addition of oil to the cylinders if the rings were good. It's not rocket science. It's n.g. rings. The valve seating is nothing to scream about either BUT re-read line one of this post.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun May 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lack of power questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3118

Re: Lack of power questions

Compression test. Conpression test. Wet & dry. Read Jelf's "Ignorance" post. Once more ; Compression test.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat May 09, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14896

Re: The frustration of incompetence

So the majority of you have finally settled on rings? Good O. It's the correct answer.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: Difference between detergent oil and non-detergent

I'm with Scot. Get rid of it properly. No telling what it actually is.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 2606

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

I was thinkng coffee grinds but that would cause too many questions to be asked. MMO sounds about right. Finally something it's good for.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

I don't know how far you want to go with this and I don't think it was the main topic of the post some years back on the Forum but some one set up a hydraulic shoe system on a T. Home made if I recall. It used a foreign car drum system with the drum being about the same size as a T rear drum. It was...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

The original emergency brake set up has, as you know, a stationary pivot point and a cam at the other. Unless the shoes are well worn in and properly adjusted you really don't get a hell of a lot of drum/shoe contact. Even then it isn't much because the pivot end is really kind of stationary so the ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 3048

Re: Piston ring seating

I'd like to know, (perhaps I missed it), what caused the ring replacement in the first place and how did you arrive at the idea it needed them?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 4801

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

And that my friends is what solid diagnosing is all about. Don't jump in and tear it up. Ask questions. Congratulation on a job well done. :D :D :D
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 243
Views: 26768

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

This post is like a gyro. 100% Greek to me but I want one.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Defying Gravity (photo)
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Defying Gravity (photo)

Lakehurst Naval Air Station is a few miles from my home. Hindenburg crash site. You cannot believe the volume of those hangars. Insane. On occasion a cloud or mist forms inside near the roof.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

Honestly can't see than much water in there in a month.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

Adam is correct. Let it lay for months and that's the result.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 2636

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Say wasn't there a photo of Ford assembly line workers using just such a tool? Was it perhaps a film? I know I saw it somewhere on the Forum.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 3534

Re: A Complicated Man

I've read plenty on HF and truthfully the nicest thing I can say is I'm glad I never worked for him. Aside from family he basically died alone. No one hung around from the old days and some left 2 skid marks at the factory front door as their cheeks hit the pavement on the way out. The actions invol...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All Rigged Up (photo)
Replies: 18
Views: 2634

Re: All Rigged Up (photo)

Bundles of shingles?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3283

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

The gear can be installed 180 deg. out. Actually it's the cam shaft that's 180 deg. out. The gear can be installed 2 ways. No "locator". This results in the companion cylinders swapping places. Lets say if correctly installed #1 is on compression and #4 is on exhaust. With the gear on a cam that's 1...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 3348

Re: Turn signals

I used the Model A style rear lamps. Mounted on the rear spare tire carrier completely removable. These lamps come with 2 sockets per lamp. Believe I converted one socket to dual filament giving me stop/turn /tail capabilities. Kind of "old timey" looking turn signal switch pretty sure came from Lan...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14896

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Read the wet/dry comp test results; Rings. It's rings. It's the only thing he didn't check through the hard starting situation. It's very simple guys. Very very simple. Compression that low in and engine with compression that should average say 55 Lbs = hard starting. It's why I always check T compr...