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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: 192
Views: 10140

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: 486

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: 848

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: 848

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: 1172

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: 1450

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: 1105

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: 1251

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: 1284

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: 59
Views: 3269

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...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Agree. If at this point you think any form of gathering is going to happen you may have just woken up from a coma. A very long coma.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Gas life span

Full strength? 90 days. You're better off draining it no matter what.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 59
Views: 3269

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Gotta tell you when those #'s went up with oil added I got a bad feeling in my stomach.You know what I mean too. The horse is long out of the barn but this is what comes from ripping the head off before doing any testing. Even comp testing the 2 good cyls you originally had left when the gasket went...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5619

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

Can't really say for sure like many here but I had the '27 Tudor in the very early 2000's so maybe around then. If the "crash" some are mentioning is when we all lost our "seniority" and ended up on a flat re-start plane I was here for that. How about a date to refresh a senior's memory? Check in at...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW TO VAPORIZER
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: NEW TO VAPORIZER

Stick with it and follow the suggestions. My 1st. T, a '27, had a vaporizer. The problem was I was too new to T's and ended up switching to an NH. (which I liked a lot). But my point is I wasn't willing to learn at that time. I'm older now and think I know better than tossing $ at correcting a probl...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Front floor board

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Here's mine made from Poplar. So close they'd only fit this car. Your problem is no eng/trans in place. I'd definitely wait for it to be back in place. Anything else would be a crap shoot.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

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

Steve all you have to do is go ahead with the drill bit piece and button the engine up. About 5 minutes later that box of missing pins will show up.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1211

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

I'm with Scott on this. Very cool ingenious set up but if it's able to be turned over with air it's probably a lot easier just running it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

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

To tell you the truth it sounds like you were actually expecting junk anyway. Good luck or the repairs.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Curses! Low compression.

Hold it . Hold it. what were the dry readings? Did they go up when you wet it or stay the same? Stayed about the same it's (usually) valves. That's quite low for just valves. they must be quite a bit out of adjustment or burned. Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: Pedal Shaft Seals

Clean the metal around the shaft extremely well. Perhaps brake cleaaner or some such degreaser. Lightly lube the shaft then apply silicone sealer around the shaft & on the surrounding metal. The silicone wont stick to the shaft but should adhere t the caseing metal if properly cleaned. Let it set up...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: Reluctant to start, gutless on hills, and...

sometimes you just forget what you thought you knew.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fue pump Question
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Fue pump Question

They have larger in-line filters than the ones you pictured. They are for smaller engines. As for those in tank screens: you can't get 'em out easily. Pass on that as far as I'm concerned.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fue pump Question
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Fue pump Question

If you're after a pump that's one thing however if it's just filtering you want go to a mower shop and get an in-line filter for a gravity fed system. Most riding mowers are gravity fuel fed. I have used this type of filter for quite a while with no problems.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Re: Adjusting coils

As a former buzz box guy I was amazed at the improvement in operation with properly tuned coils. My '23 started dead cold on mag hand cranking after they were installed.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 1749

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

you 'wanna sell you gotta' advertise.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running

"Is a puzzlement" as Yul Brenner famously said. I'm off the ignition business and on to leaking valve/blocked exhaust (Good guess Ed).
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front wheel bearing grease
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: front wheel bearing grease

So why didn't it get runny in the can? Do yourself a big favor and get a small tin of real modern wheel bearing grease and do them right. Wolf's Head Red. high temp, high pressure. Small tin a few bucks.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

Quite a while back I was searching for a wooden gas dip stick/gauge. Couldn't find one in the catalog. They must have read the post because one arrived in the mail. Unsolicited and no charge. Impossible to beat that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Man gotta chime in here after reading this post with my 2 cents; repairing what you've got is the way I'd go for sure. The difference in illumination isn't great enough to do the extra work to convert plus you're adding on battery maintenance. Maybe i'm just El Cheapo but I'd fix up the existing sys...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

As the motto on my posts reads "forget everything you thought you knew". As a lifelong professional auto mechanic I know the T is a island unto itself. Or I should say I learned that. Even with experience I sought help and got it here. Glad for you & Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1844

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

First off we need to know the engines age/condition. Second it's not been mentioned if this started with the timer change. I'm assuming it didn't. The faster cranking speed you get from towing is a bit telling. Leads me to think about low compression. You apparently have fuel and ignition since it s...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3661

Re: Memory

Have no idea why this thread brought back memories of Nabisco chocolate chip cookies. Late 50's I guess. Rectangular box covered in a paper wrapper. Waxed box with wax paper covering the cookies inside. We didn't have glasses wide enough to dunk them in milk and had to break them in half. They degen...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 2008

Re: Ethanol gas

In case any one is interested; your "white goop" is the ethanol dissolving the "varnish" left over from dissolved regular (non ethanol) fuel. Regular fuel will not dissolve its own varnish but the ethanol will. The white goop is the result. It's the varnish. Went wild in the boat yard many years ago...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 1240

Re: Where to start?

I'm pretty much with the consensus here. The Touring is my favorite body style any way + as stated the depot hack is home made. Nice but not right. Might make a future resale a problem.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2037

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Every one says this works but how about a plausible explanation as to why?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

You will at least need double filament sockets and bulbs. Also with that type of lighting you'll need a proper type turn signal switch which will, for instance, keep a brake light on one side lit when the turn signal is on the other side at a stop light. Get a Fun Projects stop light kit too. Well w...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

I think (since you saw a spark), it may be looking for a ground as in the engine isn't grounded to the frame in a consistent manner. Bumps and shaking in the road might be causing the engine to lose it's ground to the frame for a moment. I'd try an engine to frame ground wire. Doesn't have to be cab...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 192
Views: 10140

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Awaiting the out come & results but it was bound to happen that this type of unit (and variations of it) would start to show up. Stuff just keeps getting cheaper & smaller.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

So correct me: no kerosene cowl lamps. Assuming a '19 starter car? The flick is credited to '20 so damn near a new car? (pretty shiney too).
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: timer relocater(or?)

Bud and Tdump made the only 2 points I could agree with.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4619

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Personal experience here ; sorry to say hang all the lights & flares you want but don't expect to actually be any safer. feel safer, maybe, but don't be fooled.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2327

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

UUUUUUUUUUUuuuuummmmmm……………...Never mind.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How to move a clock ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: How to move a clock ?

But no feet. what do you expect it to do ? Crawl ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 1412

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

"Ran fine before the wiring change". Now what, if any thing, could cause poor performance/backfiring after the change. If the wiring was correctly done probably nothing in itself. Perhaps the switches and terminals are better suspects. You mentioned a hot ignition switch. The fact that it's not gett...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Pass.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Re: Driving on "Battery"

Of course what Dan said above is true. Running on DC will cause the points to wear faster than AC as the metal begins to transfer in one direction whereas (as anyone whose played with more modern systems will know) you get a pit on one point contact and a raised section on the other. Since you have ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 2225

Re: Engine was running, now seized

Be vigilant. I don't believe you've solved it unless it overheated to the point where it locked but I doubt that.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine was running, now seized
Replies: 25
Views: 2225

Re: Engine was running, now seized

First off what is or describe the "hard stuff" on the cyl. walls. Melted metal or what ? Were you losing coolant or perhaps blowing white smoke if you had anti-freeze in it ? There wouldn't be coolant in the cyls. if the head/gasket was OK. Check the drive line/trans & make sure nothing is causing t...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1697

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

You're asking I'm telling: don't trade. Keep the A.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 6462

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

Yes sir it's diet change or tight clothes for sure. At 194 & 6' 1" I decided to act before I got bigger. Always walked a mile a day average with no weight drop. "Anything you like don't eat". Well that but modified for sure. Fries are darn near out. A few. And I mean a few. Bread ? Whole wheat & no ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: SLOW LEAKS

Put a drop of water on the end of the valve stem. if it's leaking you'll see a bubble form. At least it'll eliminate them if that's the problem.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 5344

Re: Vintage authenticity?

John Kuehn. One line post. Done.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs

Although Steve has a point about rusting a decent anti-freeze will have rust inhibitors in it. I only bring it up because I'm in the ain't broke don't fix it club. The holes, for whatever reason, were tapped for pipe threads so you can't go back to the factory type plug. They could be rusted or some...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 3866

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

adave's post; you cannot give rides to 18 year olds or younger unless the vehicle was designed with proper belts & restraints. They are not wrong and yet still folks here are still justifying their actions. Your kid can't ride in a roadster ? Well no. Not safely. You lived through riding unstrapped ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 3866

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

I am always totally amazed at how many of you completey ignore and (worse) make light of common sense safety when it involves children. Don't you realize that even if a child is in an approved safety seat properly belted in and correctly used in a Model T the chances of coming out unscathed in an ac...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

In Korea years back, (about 50. Kunsan AFB), 2 guys working on a truck tire, which was laying on the ground instead of in the tire cage where it belonged, blew off the rim. Probably the lock ring wasn't set correctly. They were leaning over the tire when it went off. One guy lost both hands and the ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 2586

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Cleaning up just seems to make room for more stuff.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2963

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

that thing looks dangerous as hell just sitting there.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1874

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Lordy John you mentioned a possibility there. Coils. I'm assuming Steve's are done but not sure. My '23 started dead cold with hand cranking for the first time since I owned it after replacing the caps and HCCTing.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1874

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

You're a wee bit low. 17 to 21 is normal. That fluctuating needle bothers me. It's not much of a range of movement but that's usually an indication of mis-firing or sticking valves. Not buying the head gasket just yet either. I know you posted the dry comp readings before but I'd REALLY like to see ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 1915 Tool kits

Thanks for that pic Allen. I didn't realize they were that "formed". Thought they were just flatbar w/ rounded ends.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

surprised it took this long to get to the shorter nut answer. was going to suggest it too but wasn't sure if it's a proper answer or not. i'd sure try it though if it was me.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 1915 Tool kits

I have seen and purchased every other type of T & Tractor Ford tool but never have I seen a tire iron. Wouldn't know it if it hit me.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Humble & John are right on. Boy did I bust my butt before thinking of doing that. Just make sure you can remove anything you use as a wedge after assembly.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 5362

Re: Buying on Craig's List

The best way is to ignore it. I bought a T off Craigslist years ago but it way local so I could see it & meet the sellers. In your case my advice is keep looking. You need to at least see the vehicle. Period. There's no in between.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 3130

Re: New Tool

Mike; Get a website & post it here. You need one. Especially if you're going to keep developing new projects. Either that or tie in with one of the major parts sellers & advertize there.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Air Cooled Engine Question
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Air Cooled Engine Question

I've seen a number of air cooled collector cars and what's mentioned above is true. They are designed for air cooling. You will sometimes see thermostat controlled slats on the radiator to control temperature. Something like some diesel engine vehicles have today. As to very high outside temps I can...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2924

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

As to the possible valve problem; a wet comp test will tell you something. If the comp goes up after adding oil to the cyl it's usually worn rings. If it doesn't it's usually valves,. Honestly your comp, though not even between cyls seems high enough to start cold. I'm thinking fuel at his point too...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 2924

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

What's the compression cold ? One classic & overlooked item. That bit more comp when warm does the trick some times.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Even though their open screens you're still adding an impediment to fuel/air flow. Can't see what good it'll do really.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 2610

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

The guys have pretty much covered it opinion wise. Here's my 2 cents from experience, As stated, and by my experience, if the cooling system is clean & in good shape the pump doesn't seem to help a bit. I had a "27 Tudor that had one on it and I left it on because I wasn't overheating so don't fix w...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 2453

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Humblej has it right. go with the newer style (rubber). It can't be seen for the purists & it's a longer lasting piece.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Battery question

and the ammeter.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The next best thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: The next best thing?

Orwell didn't get it right. In fact he was 180 degrees wrong. He never envisioned the population accepting the visiscreen as he called it. Everyone in the book hated it and was constantly trying to escape it. Now everyone has a phone/screen in their face and a listening device in the home.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Double celling fan
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Double celling fan

Craigs list & e-Bay.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re gas filter
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Question re gas filter

You need a filter designed for a gravity fed system. Like riding lawn mowers. A mower shop will have the type you need. Used them for years no problem.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: I need some advice on how to fix this problem with rough running

fouled plugs. from what ? oil or a very rich mixture ? what is the plug gap ? a compression test might be in order to eliminate the possibility of oil fouing but first what is you carb needle set at ? 1 1/2 turns is the normal starting out setting with adjustments done later when warm. will foul plu...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 301366

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Glad you're back in one piece even if Lizzie isn't. Great post. Going to try for Hershey this year so if I'm there I'll be looking you you.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: Ford wrench i.d.

Others will chime in I guess but I'm pretty sure the box wrench is a tractor tool.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: $2.00 T Screwdriver Find

I came across mine in exactly the same circumstances here in N.J. and at the same price. The seller said "boy you guys sure go for those wooden handled tools". Yeah I guess so. Being un marked like the tire irons these guys have no idea what they've got. However in all the yers of searching I've nev...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 1377

Re: Seat Belt Install

Arguments for belts seem to go both ways. There's simply nothing safe about T. You take a ride and you take your chances either way. It's a large part of the reason I stopped taking passengers for rides any where except within the development I live in. And honestly not very often there either.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

In all my years on this Forum this is the 1st. time I've ever heard about this. Can't believe it.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would YOU do, next??
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: What would YOU do, next??

heat. if it must come out it must.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1981

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

You might want to watch the episode of Full Custom Garage where Ian Roussel builds such a vehicle out of a Model A I believe it was. He came up with a very novel way of using the existing rear axle by making wheel adapters. Too long to explain here but it sure is easier than modifying the axle housi...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?

Sooner or later depending on useage that cam will eat the lifters. Run it but keep in front of your mind.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

Have never heard this before Dykker. A real eye opener. especially the originality bits. Seems to be the exact opposite of what Cali. is thinking about. Are there any driving restrictions ?
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4989

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

been a heck of a long time since my last visit but maybe this year. Is there an actual car show and what would the date be? thanks.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1971

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

The guy doesn't seem to be pulling any fast ones aside from that engine # which looks like an attempt to disguise what was there. the car sure has been around the block a few hundred times and needs plenty of TLC. lets see if it sells. as to the threat at the end to part it out if it doesn't sell so...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

seems I didn't explain it clearly enough. doesn't matter what was done to the car or who was driving they are insinuating that the riders would have done better injury wise with seat belts and the possibility of requiring classic cars that don't have them to get them. I don't believe that the possib...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 301366

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Even for 1910 that Sears car really looks like it should be horse drawn.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

I suppose some of you have heard about Kevin Hart's accident. The Califunny Highway Patrol apparently takes some accident cars apart something like they do to aircraft to determine a cause. The story I just read talks about changes in laws governing collector cars. Talks about safety and what might ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 3019

Re: Need confirmation of problem

You said you checked everything so I'll stick my neck way out & guess you've got fuel & spark. Needle setting OK? Maybe open it a bit more? 1 ½ turns would be standard for a first (unknown condition) start. Any idea what the compression is on the 3 good cyls ? If it's low across the board 1 non-oper...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.

Novice did it a bit differently but accomplished the same thing as I did. I smelled burning after a compression test with a chronically slow 6 vt. starter. It was that darn braided neg. cable. World of difference in cranking after it hit the trash can.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 4494

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

At least you're now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Good Luck.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 2045

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

A lot of you watch Chasing Classic Cars I presume. Believe it was the Model T House Car episode I saw recently. Wayne is right hand cranking pushing down on the crank from the 3 o'clock position. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and let an audible "Oh God" slip out. Loud enough that Wifey asked ...
by Charlie B in N.J.
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: New pre 1920 Screwdrivers

It's hit & miss but I have found 2 at N.J. flea markets. Since their unmarked they came at bargain basement prices as the sellers had no idea what they were.
by Charlie B in N.J.
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 3125

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

No. Sorry Dhort. There's no wat I'm going on a highway in a T.