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by DickC
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 33
Views: 899

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Interesting. Did the engine move at all with the "start"? If with the rear wheel off the ground and the crank does not turn there is a posibility that the bendix is stuck or worst, something is jambed in the fly wheel. I had a magnet get loose and get between the fly wheel and the pan.
by DickC
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trying Evaporust for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

50 years ago I used a product called OKITE 31. It worked great and left a dull oxidized finish after washing with clear water. Everything that I painted stayed solid with no blemishes or bubbles. I have no idea if this is still available or if like so many products that existed and and worked well b...
by DickC
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2138

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

Granted I live in the "South" but temps frequently hover in the mid twenties to mid thirties. My shop/barn is 30 X 40 divided with a wall to create a wood working carpenter shop 16 X 30 and car shop/storage 26 X 30. I have a floor/ceiling over the wood shop and the entire metal building is heavily i...
by DickC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

I think everyone has the same problem when you must fill the tank from a gas can. Last year I bought a syphon hose with a check valve at one end at Hershey. By putting the non check valve into the cars tank and the check valve end into the gas container and moving it up and down several times, the g...
by DickC
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Transmission band lining question.

Most people focus on kevlar as the preferred band replacement. I was that way also until I tried wood. I am very pleased with the wood linings as they don't seem to have the worries associated with kevlar, are chatter free (maybe a little going into reverse), and require little if any adjustment aft...
by DickC
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Hub Threads
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Wheel Hub Threads

An old timer friend taught me a lesson on this subject. I tried for several days to get the chaser to grab and clean the threads. I went to "Bill" who reversed the application of the thread chaser. I was applying the chaser to the stationary wheel. He put the chaser in a vice and then put the wheel ...
by DickC
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 3054

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

Very interesting comments relative to scandinavia, kevlar and wood linings. I agree that the new scandinavia lining is not what it used to be and many go to the kevlar. I once listened to a debate on the use of kevlar and one person whom I respect was very strong on not using kevlar for the brake ba...
by DickC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

After years of T maintenance, I did it too. My son was with me and made a great suggestion. He took a strip of magnet "rope" out of an old refrigerator door and slid it down one side of the transmission door. Moving it slowly back and forth it took less than five minutes to retrieve the washer. Sinc...
by DickC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

We wrote about this several weeks ago. The amount of gas in the tank is often the cause of vapor lock also. Because the fuel line passes the exhaust so closely, the fuel pressure of less than a full tank will cause the fuel line to vapor lock. Sometimes on a hot day and running a little hard, I have...
by DickC
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vapor lock
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Vapor lock

Yes. There are several posts on this forum concerning vapor lock. Most deal with the routing of the gas line near the exhaust pipe. I have found that my 1912 will have a problem on real hot days and early afternoon when on a tour with the club. I have found that when we have driven far enough in the...
by DickC
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank handle ratchet
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Crank handle ratchet

Speaking from painful experience, put an original pulley on and use a new ratchet. I bought a 1915 touring several years ago from a local "old timer" who came to a meeting of old cars every year. When he arrived I walked over to great him and asked how he was. He said he was doing ok but this would ...
by DickC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2765

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

I guess I have to start thinking of our hobby more as a collector of jewelry. We can and do enjoy lesser grade trinkets like watches, bracelets, etc. but we often buy a special piece as a collector or investor to enjoy along with the everyday trinkets. Not everyone has the interest in fine jewelry t...
by DickC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for Stu Lyon
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Looking for Stu Lyon

I found Stu Lyon. He was in upstate NY and unable to get phone reception. He has a restored 1913/14 T that because of bad knees and long legs cannot drive. His price of $18,000 is very reasonable. His number in NY is 518 359 9648 and if not there his number in Florida is 352 729 4638.
by DickC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Should I Seal A Brand New Fuel Tank?

I would not seal it. We have gone through several "best things since canned beer" products that eventually turned out to be the worst things since "sliced bread". I always use non-ethanol gas and make sure I have a full tank when I won't be using the car for several months. I have never had a rust/o...
by DickC
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2710

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

Glen, do you still have a mag? If so, could one of the magnets become loose and move out to hit the pan or something when you rev the engine but settle back at idle? Jut thinking, Dick C.
by DickC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2710

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

If that is the case, you may not want to fix it. I don't have a speedometer on my 1912 hack and so speed is always a question. I found that the right front fender makes a small rattle at about 20 mph. The windshield brace has a rattle at about 30 mph. Above 40 mph I RATTLE!!! If you have a speedomet...
by DickC
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP. MODEL T NOISE
Replies: 36
Views: 2710

Re: HELP. MODEL T NOISE

I had a similar noise on one of my T's and found the cause almost too late. I heard the thumping noise when I started my ride but it was not too alarming and I continued my run. I came to a slight incline and gave it some gas which caused the thumping to ge a little louder and then I noticed a forwa...
by DickC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's has an A+ from me
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Berg's has an A+ from me

Right or wrong I have a theory on motor meters. On new brass radiators, read BRASS WORKS, using a "wing" cap will certainly cause the thimble to come loose and leak. Happened twice with mine. I think the brass is not tempered or something and air currents and vibration will cause it to leak. I have ...
by DickC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Greasing rear wheels

I think it is great to address the wheel bearings but with every "new T" I've bought, I inspect the rear end "pumpkin". I didn't once and realized that the thrust washers were not replaced and the babbit was broken and about ready to leave. Always inspect the pumpkin unless you know who had the car ...
by DickC
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for Stu Lyon
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Looking for Stu Lyon

Stu is an old friend that now resides in Florida. I had two phone numbers for him and both don't seem to be working. Stu has had a Baby Grand, a 1906 Reo and also a 1913 T. Maybe someone knows Stu and can help to locate him. His wife's name is Bunny. Thanks, Dick Cruickshank.
by DickC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling a car these days...
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Selling a car these days...

Sold several cars at Hershey. Cash before title transfer is the easiest. If I couldn't get cash, I used a bank transfer but I didn't want to use an existing bank account. I contacted my financial advisor and they set up a unique account for transfers (to be used anytime I needed to do this) and when...
by DickC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling a car these days...
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Selling a car these days...

Sold several cars at Hershey. Cash before title transfer is the easiest. If I couldn't get cash, I used a bank transfer but I didn't want to use an existing bank account. I contacted my financial advisor and they set up a unique account for transfers (to be used anytime I needed to do this) and when...
by DickC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool
Replies: 15
Views: 1400

Re: Looking to Borrow a Hub Thread Repair Tool

Glad to see you located the thread chaser. I used one to repair a front hub but it was not as simple as you think. I could not get it started to follow the threads without it cross threading. I took it to an old timer, I'm seventy five and he had several years on me, and he showed me a unique way to...
by DickC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas
Replies: 34
Views: 2613

Re: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas

On every T I have or had, I use a shut off at the carb. However after several attempts to use the the more original type as referenced above I now use a "ball" type valve. I found that the brass compression type seemed to tighten to the point that I needed pliers to turn it. I talked to Langs and th...
by DickC
Sun May 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I gonna try to drive smarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: I gonna try to drive smarter

This comment started with the advent of summer heat effecting the "driveability" of the T. I have experienced issues with summer heat and tried an approach suggested to me. Open the jet and the engine will run cooler. It worked when we were on tour in South Carolina with the heat as recorded on the ...
by DickC
Fri May 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Red hot exhaust
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Red hot exhaust

Not to get something started but if the strong feeling is a stuck valve, (perhaps due to the storage) why not pore about one ounce of MMO into cylinder and let it sit for 48 hrs. Usually fixes the valve.
by DickC
Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2968

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

Most people who tour with T's are looking to enjoy the ride and not too interested in heroics. (that is just my opinion). We have toured on roads that I wish we had not because we were not comfortable and glad we got through it. On one tour the slope was enough that the only way I felt I could contr...
by DickC
Tue May 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buick piston used in Model T??
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Buick piston used in Model T??

I have a 22 with 55 ford alum pistons.
by DickC
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3041

Re: What timer do you use

I have used New Day on all T's I have had and am now down to two. I spend some time at places like Hershey to look for the old style timer cap and have replaced the brush on several. I keep spares but never have used them. Probable need to sell some before someone calls me a "hoarder".
by DickC
Wed May 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: New Problem

I have solved this problem by the use of a small drift to "strawberry" the inside surface. This usually lifts enough metal to allow one to drive the race into the hub tightly.
by DickC
Mon May 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VALVE STEM SIZE
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: VALVE STEM SIZE

Several years ago I ran into this problem with new tubes. I called Lucas and was told I was the only one who complained and that I must be doing something wrong. I did like what was suggested and went for the metal valve and got the problem solved.. However the issue of aged tubes is another matter....
by DickC
Mon May 13, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Help/suggestions trouble shooting no fuel flow problem

I would follow up on the sediment bowl suggestion. The is a wire mesh filter there that could flap up with air pressure from the output side but not let the gas drain normally through it to the output line. Just thinking.
by DickC
Tue May 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moto Meter Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Moto Meter Problem

Colin, those moto meters with the wings look pretty on a brass radiator. I put one on a "12" with a new Brass Works radiator. I found out that it was not a good idea. The filler neck solder leaked and the rivets got loose. I sent the radiator back for repair and again after several tours, the same t...
by DickC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: EBAY is at it AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: EBAY is at it AGAIN

Found a new way to search as I wanted to for both cars and motorcycles. I am reluctant to tell anyone how because there might be a mole lurking on the forum and they would go back and eliminate the technique I have. Kind of silly of me but I have been through this about three times in the past sever...
by DickC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 5709

Re: Let's go back to the old Forum

The new forum is great! It was well thought out by folks who knew what this forum was for and who used it. They also allowed for comments and agreed with some suggestions to improve the capabilities. This is unlike EBAY where someone decides what they think is an improvement without any knowledge of...
by DickC
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: EBAY is at it AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: EBAY is at it AGAIN

Tom, what you say is true and is the way EDAY thinks. The issue is, I have T's along with other cars in the years 1909 t0 1927. I had the ability to look at cars and then indicate "oldest first" and EBAY would sort that way and I was able to view all makes within those years. Someone on EBAY staff t...
by DickC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: EBAY is at it AGAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 996

EBAY is at it AGAIN

I give up! I was able to review autos and motorcycles in a group of years that I have interest in. I have bought 3 cars on EBAY over the years but they keep changing the search capability to where I no longer can search my interest without selecting a car name. Previously I searched all cars between...
by DickC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front wheel bearings and...
Replies: 26
Views: 2539

Re: Front wheel bearings and...

It looks to me that someone used the old technique to increase the spindle size so the bearing would be snug. The is a popular technique applied to the crankshaft pulley when it is loose. Some take a punch and dent the shaft which raises the surface. I would not think this is a good idea for a front...
by DickC
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Hinge Mount Loose
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Door Hinge Mount Loose

Talking about lose door hinges brings up another issue for me. I have to continue to remind friends that enter or leave my cars that the door is not meant to be used as a support. I have seen people with significant weight use the door to steady themselves and cause undue strain on the door hinges a...
by DickC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 2923

Re: Virginia State Inspection

I find the issue about original equipment in the Virginia case compared to my experience in North Carolina when bringing an antique car into the state and applying for a title. I did this with a car several years ago (1925 T) and brought the car to DMV for inspection. After looking the car over care...
by DickC
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner bearing sleeve
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Inner bearing sleeve

I would think not. It is there to keep it from turning.
by DickC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise goes out to Lang's again
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Praise goes out to Lang's again

It was a simple thing but much appreciated. I received the new catalog in the mail and it looked like it had been in a fight and lost. Sent a not to Langs and got a reply that they would send a new one ASAP. Got it three days later. Great customer service!!!!!!!!!!
by DickC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Lang’s Catalog
Replies: 22
Views: 2072

Re: New Lang’s Catalog

My catalog was pretty torn up and I wrote to Langs suggesting they consider using an envelope. They responded the next day and was sending a new one. Hope it makes it!! Langs is the best!
by DickC
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 model T
Replies: 29
Views: 2532

Re: 1913 model T

I was told that a unique feature of the 13 was the mounting flange of the steering column. One screw/bolt is offset. I don't know if this is accurate but this is what I was told.
by DickC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?
Replies: 25
Views: 2454

Re: What is the formula for homemade penetrating oil?

I was going to add "wiggle" but Rustyfords beat me. I always try to wiggle/loosen the nut/bolt a little at a time by turning both ways. Lets the oil penetrate into the threads.
by DickC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2573

Re: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?

What ever happened to the practice of putting a tube in that tire? Don't they still make tubes?
by DickC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small drum shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Small drum shoes

I agree that the steal shoes are not up to the same capability as the cast iron. Had them on a 1920 years ago before I know the difference. Now use the cast iron on both my 1916 and 1912.
by DickC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Entry into the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Entry into the forum

When I attempt to enter the forum by selecting "forum 2019", I get into a request page asking for all my user info. When I fill out the form, my user name and email address comes back as "being used". I fiddled around and somehow got to this point and can see the form and use it. What am I doing wro...
by DickC
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two difficult bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Two difficult bolts

I may be seeing something that is not there but it looks like the ears have been bent and they are not sitting on the frame properly. I think all of mine sit level with the frame. Just my .02.
by DickC
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Wood bands...drilling and countersinking......

I am missing something. If pilot holes are drilled, why not take the lining and drill the countersink on the bench and not while on/in the band?
by DickC
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: This is a test
Replies: 1
Views: 350

This is a test

I am testing my ability to use the system. New password did not take and Chris gave me a new one which I changed per instructions.