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by DickC
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Transmission Drums

I have used worse drums for many years of touring. I use wood linings and in this case you may have to drive a ways to "break" them in. To me the wood linings don't heat up like kevlar. Just a poorboy speaking. Dick C.
by DickC
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door window channel replacemant kits
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Door window channel replacemant kits

Has anyone replaced the window channel (felt) kit that Langs has. I bought a 25 Coupe that had these replaced but whoever did it must have left some pieces out because the window glass and the bottom channel that the glass is in does not slide easily and when lowered the glass moves the felt strip d...
by DickC
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Advise on removing window regulator hondle

James P--I found the pin and will be able to remove the handle. Thanks, Dick C.
by DickC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 20
Views: 578

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

Eric--I'm no expert but I have mounted these tires several times on my 12 Hack. One thing I always do is heat the tire, certainly if you are doing it in a cold garage/barn in the winter. I use a propane construction heater and warm the tire for about 20 minutes with the heater about 6 to 8 feet from...
by DickC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Advise on removing window regulator hondle

James P--That sounds like I thought but I did not think there was enough give to push the scutcheon in. I will try it today. Thanks for the help, Dick C.
by DickC
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Advise on removing window regulator hondle

The doors are steel framed. I will look again but there certainly was not a screw in the center of the handle. As I said before, it didn't appear to have a screw anywhere on the handle. That made me think it may have a split ring under the scutcheon. I can't seem to move the scutcheon away from the ...
by DickC
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Advise on removing window regulator hondle

Thanks for the info TW. However I need to look more closely because I did not see a set screw when I looked. That was my first thought and that is why I had the question.
by DickC
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advise on removing window regulator hondle
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Advise on removing window regulator hondle

I now have a 1925 T coupe. I have had several T's and still have and some but they all are open cars and therefore do not have operating door windows. I need to remove the door fabric covered panel and wish not to take the wrong turn on removing the handle. Is there a split washer behind the handle ...
by DickC
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1275

Re: Parking a Model T

Your entry should not be a problem. It may take some practice but the slope doesn't appear to be as much as I have. I back a 12 t hack into the barn and squeeze between a storage bin and the bumper of a 27 Marmon. I get the T up into the barn just to where it is on the level floor and pull it in usi...
by DickC
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1275

Re: Parking a Model T

I don't know the degree of sloop to enter my barn but whenever I have had a "dead" car that I needed to have in the barn for repairs I was faced with a similar question. How to get it into the barn? I installed a 2500 pound winch. I made a plate larger than the base of the winch and welded it to the...
by DickC
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose crank pulley repair
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Loose crank pulley repair

Since you have a 27 it probably doesn't matter but you may have trouble if you hand crank. If you look at the third picture, notice the distance between the pin through the shaft and the back of the pulley. A lot of times there isn't enough room for the ratchet to grab the pin. Just check it to make...
by DickC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 683

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

My 2 cents--Steve Jeff was not pleased with the "wheel baskets" and I have gone to that type of hold down last year. The reason is the wheel basket secures the wheel tight to the trailer and does not pull the axle toward the front. Look at the T front axle and notice that the axle is held from pulli...
by DickC
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

Bill Coyle--I have the same idea. I am looking at a cutoff switch that has a higher rise to the switch. I think I can then make a smaller hole in the floor board and have it look like another starter switch. I have a switch like you have pictured but the other switch would rise to the level of the f...
by DickC
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

To TYRDXB2--Frank, Your assumption that I know something is wrong with the electrical system and I want to avoid fixing it is off base. Apparently you don't subscribe to the old adage, "S---t HAPPENS". I am trying to avoid a potential problem. I think anyone who installs an electrical cutoff switch ...
by DickC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 928

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

If you have never had the need to eliminate current, you may not appreciate a cutoff switch. We were on tour and my son was driving one of my T"s, I think a 24 that I had at the time. We were all stopped for some reason and he noticed a smell but thought it was from something in the air. Then he not...
by DickC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 928

looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

I have a 1925 T coupe. The location of the battery makes it almost impossible to install any of the classical switches on the battery. I have also looked at the other switches that attach remotely and haven't found a convenient place to install. Any suggestions?
by DickC
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: finishing firewall
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: finishing firewall

I don't consider myself an expert as I learn something from every project. I have been a finish carpenter for 30+ years and have built furniture and made several "firewalls" for T's and one for a 1911 cadilac. In all cases I used furniture grade birch plywood. Furniture grade plywood has up to 9 lay...
by DickC
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coup deck lid support
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Coup deck lid support

Tony, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. Looking at your photo, I think it needs to be on the other side and flipped over.
by DickC
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coup deck lid support
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Coup deck lid support

Tony, look at Forum comment by "Vech"n Jan 02. Notice the location of his support. Dick C.
by DickC
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coup deck lid support
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Coup deck lid support

I have just bought a 1925 coupe. I will look at the support and give you measurements this morning when I get out to the barn. First look is that mine is on the other side. What is happening that you say it is incorrect on your car?
by DickC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

Changing the subject on your coupe. I see the setup for gas and wonder how you now get to the battery. I just bought an original barn find 1925 coupe and had to install and charge a battery. I will also install a battery cut-off as I have in all my cars. I can't reach the battery with what I conside...
by DickC
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 coupe top windshield seal
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 1925 coupe top windshield seal

Thanks Rich. I think I'll talk to the folks at Lang's and see if I can get the entire window kit.
by DickC
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I really appreciate all the interest in the cut off switch. I have learned a lot by listening to experience. I never thought the the initial question would evolve to be like the famous "which oil is best or which polish to use on brass or kevlar is best or cotton for sure". This has been fun. Thanks...
by DickC
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

This is what I know so far. The Lucas tires (olympic) are nylon cord vs the more expensive tires are polyester. The nylon cord tires ride a little harder but are strong and give as good a service as the polyester. It is recommended that polyester tires be pressurized to 60 to 65 pounds. The olympic ...
by DickC
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 coupe top windshield seal
Replies: 4
Views: 256

1925 coupe top windshield seal

Just bought a 25 coupe with the top light of the windshield that opens. The dividing seal is not too good and would like to replace it. The seal on the sides is just about gone. If someone has a coupe that they can view these seals, I would like a sketch of a cross section so I can look for replacem...
by DickC
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

Tim, have you used these tires?
by DickC
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

Colin--Someone said that the tires are not rubber but a synthetic that wears well but does not grip as well. Stopping etc. Dick C.
by DickC
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

Has anyone had experience with this tire? I need 4 tires and the price of these is really low. Sometimes low price means other "things" are low about the product.
by DickC
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck fuel shut off valves
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Stuck fuel shut off valves

I had that problem with every one of the shut offs. I talked to Lang's and bought a tube of "airplane" lube they sold, it didn't work. Unless you are set on having an original looking shut off, I would go to the newer "ball valve" type. They seal and work!!!
by DickC
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

Thanks everyone. Negative side it will be.
by DickC
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Installing a battery cut off switch

BATTERY CUT OFF SWITCH--I'm installing a knife type battery cut off switch. Reading the description of installation, it says that it should be installed on the negative side. Since the T is negative ground, I planned on stalling it on the positive side. Am I correct??
by DickC
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1123

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

I have had six T's and about all have had a different sequence of cold start. I had a 15 that required me to lift a rear wheel to start. That gave just the correct amount of momentum to ease the cranking and start. Most of the T's were different on the amount of extra fuel on the start cycle and the...
by DickC
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

I struggled with the decision several years ago. I did ok without a lift for the T's but I purchased a 1927 Marmon. I realized that it would be difficult if not impossible to do the maintenance on the Marmon. The Marmon did not seem safe on a two post lift because of the riser that would be necessar...
by DickC
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1810

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

I have an original 13, (no gen, no starter, etc.) and not a strong mag. I frequently run on 12v battery. I use a computer battery and can run on tour for about 3 days, (80 to 100 miles a day) and then throw another charged battery in it. The beauty of the computer battery is the size and replaces th...
by DickC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1582

Re: Mini rant, T related

BUT DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR MAIL IN VOTE!!!!
by DickC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 1154

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

60 years ago we referred to it as an "armstrong" heater. It required your best gal sitting close beside you. It works better when you are young and full of energy and stamina!!!!!
by DickC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine knock during Deceleration.
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Engine knock during Deceleration.

Is it a "knock" or a "rap"??? Some would say that there is no difference but I think that a knock is a deeper tone and could be the crank. I think a rap is a higher pitch sound and in many cases related to the cam/timing gear. I have had several engines with rapping noise and acted as you describe. ...
by DickC
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2340

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Fifty years ago I was using a product called, OKITE 33. It worked very well on small parts by brushing the product with the foam that was created upon application. I cleaned a 1922 frame and washed the product off and painted it with DuPont cintary. Still looks like new. A friend hung a Model A body...
by DickC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greetings from NC
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Greetings from NC

You have come to the right place for info. I am in Angier NC which is about an hour away and I would like to invite you to join our HCCA. A great resource near you is Clyde Menges who is well known for Model T repairs. Clyde-910.263.2736
by DickC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!

The responses so far deal with sleeping. If this is your first antique car flea market, a lesson quickly learned is: if you find something you need or want, buy it because it won't be there next time you look!!! Dick C.
by DickC
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3173

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

A good friend who has passed had a phrase that ended almost every sentence: "and what not". I never figured out where it came from or why it was used.
by DickC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: Generator not showing charge on meter

Thanks Norm, I'll try it today.
by DickC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Motometer

I may be wrong but I think Restorers Supply has Boyce inserts that fit.
by DickC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator not showing charge on meter
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Generator not showing charge on meter

I have understood that the generator sometimes needs to be charged for it to put current out. I had a short in the cutout and replaced it with a diode cutout. The ammeter doesn't show charge. What is the procedure to "zap" the generator?
by DickC
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Head Bolts

There must be a significant difference in early heads compared to the later. I always have the concern that the head bolt bottoms out before it can torque properly. I find that the bolts can stretch enough and/or enough rust/dirt gets into the threaded hole to not allow torquing. After a lesson on n...
by DickC
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB right front door latch 1915--1916 touring
Replies: 0
Views: 159

WTB right front door latch 1915--1916 touring

I have a very good running 1916 that has not been restored but fixed up over the years. I use it in less than nice weather tours and avoid using the 1912 depot hack because of the wood exposure. The door latch is very warn and has lost the spring which was probably broken. I need a working used latc...
by DickC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB right front door latcj 1915--1916
Replies: 1
Views: 248

WTB right front door latcj 1915--1916

I have a great running beater and not restored. I need this door latch -- must be working. Thanks for your consideration, Dick C.
by DickC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke hole location in radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Choke hole location in radiator

Thanks to all. I took a chance and thought I remembered and you have confirmed my memory. The only thing I couldn't do was use a "punch". I guess if I had the radiator off and could put something behind the area, I could have used a punch of some sort. Used a drill and it worked. Thanks again!!
by DickC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke hole location in radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Choke hole location in radiator

I'm in the middle of installing a new radiator as I write this. I saw a recent forum item that described the exact location for drilling the choke hole in the radiator. I tried searching the forum but can not find it. It was only in the last week or so. Any help asap.
by DickC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2904

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

Thirty years ago I had a 1920 T that had original equipment and no modifications. Read no lined emergency brakes. We decided to go for a quick drive on a Sunday afternoon. Our house was on a slight incline and leaving the driveway going up the incline I noticed that the T was jerking as I drove and ...
by DickC
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: 13T - Temp and Stuff

I think it is normal for the temp to rise when you first shut it down. No air moving and it takes several minutes for the block to cool down.
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 18471

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich, I really enjoy your posts as they reflect real situations we have run into with the T. The one dated May 7th reminds me of a situation my son and I had several years ago while on tour with our HCCA club. Son and I both have manifold cookers and one evening while the group was waiting for the i...
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing hardened seats
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Installing hardened seats

Sorry I can't help with the name of the seat cutter but I borrowed one to do it on my engine. It took about 5 minutes after the set up that took 15 minutes. After the set up I used a 3/8 driver drill to run the cutter. I couldn't believe it. I have been told that these set ups are worth gold if you ...
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire woes
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Tire woes

I have done the notch technique for 40 years. I am surprised this appears unusual to some in the hobby.
by DickC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: What kind of a car is this?

I think it is a 1917 Henweigh.
by DickC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?

Jeff, your photos don't show it but do you have the steering column? I believe the 1913 column flange that attaches to the firewall is the only year the bolts have one of the four "offset" in the bolt pattern. I don't know if that was early or late 1913.
by DickC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1826

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

Darin, I would not use the wings on the motometer. I had the experience with wings on a new brassworks radiator that I believe caused the solder joints to crack on the filler neck twice. After the second repair, I replaced the wings with a dogbone and have not had a problem in 7-8 years. "Experts" o...
by DickC
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Head Gasket Failures

I have not had the gasket "blow out" but have had head gasket leaks. Mine were do to using the old head bolts after a rebuild or head shaving. I found that the old head bolts will bottom out and one thinks they are torquing the head but the are just over tightening the bolt. I know most of you are s...
by DickC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CLASSIC COLLECTORS INS. LEAVES TEXAS
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

Re: CLASSIC COLLECTORS INS. LEAVES TEXAS

Over the years I have had Grundy, Taylor and now Haggerty. All of them offer fine coverage. Haggerty seemed to offer the best all round coverage for me as I have a mix of cars and the coverage with 100% assessed value was and easy decision. They have not had large raises in premiums over a ten to tw...
by DickC
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: transmission bands

This may by a good time to consider wood linings. Some of us use them and are pleased with the result. I have had them on my 12 hack and toured on mountain tours with no problems and have adjusted them once since installation 5 years ago. Just my 2 cents, Dick C.
by DickC
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Flushing the block

What is the best technique to flush the block while in the car. I want to try to make sure that there is not some junk in the block that can cause over heating before I put a good radiator back on. Dick C.
by DickC
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 55 YEAR COLLECTION MODEL T FORD PARTS
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: 55 YEAR COLLECTION MODEL T FORD PARTS

Do you still have the brass radiator? Is it a 1916? Is it a flat tube? Is it usable or need to be recored? Could you send picture? Dick C.
by DickC
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T water pump
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Texas T water pump

Can the bearing and seal be replaced on the Texas T water pump?
by DickC
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3314

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

It is good to hear that a supplier has taken the effort to do the right thing. I suspect he has incurred expenses that he cannot pass on and he is to be commended for the good will in our T society. I have used Kevlar in some of my cars and have not had a problem. However, I have friends who have ha...
by DickC
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let us know
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Let us know

Many times I read an issue and the responses of suggestions for fixes to something I may also have a problem with. However, seldom does the requester respond with the result of one of the suggested fixes that worked. How about letting us all know if it worked. Just my morning frustration!!! Dick C.
by DickC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

If you do any T touring with a group I would not "fix"it unless it is more that a little. The "drip" makes touring easier to to not get lost. Just follow the T tracks!!!
by DickC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

Tim, I have a 12 hack. It had three rivets but did not hold enough and the solder broke loose. I have heard of others that had the same problem. It doesn't really bother me now that I'm over the cost of fixing. The dog bone is period and looks good. I have a 16 beater that has an original radiator a...
by DickC
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

I may have experienced a unique effect with a Brass Works radiator. I found that I can not use a motor meter and "wings" on their radiator. The wind and vibration seem to open up the neck seal. I had this happen twice, "sending it back for repair each time". I switched to a dog bone and have not had...
by DickC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm So Frustrated
Replies: 28
Views: 2935

Re: I'm So Frustrated

Richard, when you say you started it three weeks ago, (but it ran fine before), what did you do to the ignition system just before you started it and it ran a few minutes and then started to kick when you tried to start it again. Chances are you connected something wrong, adjusted something or moved...
by DickC
Sat May 30, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

John M, glad you mentioned brake fluid as I thought about it but also knew some would comment negatively. I used it back in the 50's when I worked in a gas station and the lead mechanic and I invested in "back row" used cars. We would buy cars from two dealers that they would put into a back row and...
by DickC
Fri May 29, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 3921

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

Rich, find an old refrigerator and remove the door gasket. Open the gasket and you will find a length of magnet. Work the magnet "rope" down into the transmission cover. The magnet rope can be slid along the pan and will grab the nut of washer easily. Worked for me and for several others I have told...
by DickC
Mon May 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: no park at #4 piston
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: no park at #4 piston

Have not seen new posts on the status of your problem. I have had the same situation and found that the plug was the problem. That is why I suggested that you first take a known good plug and see if it will fire on #4. I take things slower and hesitate to jump into coil box/timer solutions until I c...
by DickC
Sun May 24, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: no park at #4 piston
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: no park at #4 piston

I would eliminate the spark plug as the problem first. Try moving the plug to another location to see if there is spark. If no spark, then go to other possible causes. Just my simple mind working too hard. Dick C.
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14290

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Sorry for the double message but I didn't think the first went through. I guess it is late--or maybe too early!!!!
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14290

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, all the suggestions are good but before you do a tear down please check the head bolts. With all the leakage that you seem to have with the air leak down test, it may just be the proper torque is not possible. Checking the head bolts is easy and not too invasive. I'm out of this now, Best wis...
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14290

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, all the suggestions being made are good a valid. It would appear that you have multiple leakage issues. This was the situation I had recently and why I suggested the simple approach to first ensure that your head bolts are not bottoming. Before you take everything apart, just check to make su...
by DickC
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Engine rebuild recommendations in Southeast USA

Talk to Clyde Menges. He is in Fayetteville NC. His full time work is on T's and some others of that vintage. Call him on 910.263.2736. Leave a message if he doesn't answer and he will call back. He has been working on T's for 50 years and started with his dad back then. Best wishes, Dick C.
by DickC
Wed May 06, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14290

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Jeff, I'm not trying to be an old fuddy duddy on this but like I said before, "have you cleaned the head bolt taps in the block and measured the head and tapped hole to ensure that the head bolts are not reaching bottom and failing to tighten the head? I know this sounds simple but my recent experie...
by DickC
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14290

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Hey Steve, when will we get to hear the "rest" of the story?
by DickC
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 14290

Re: The frustration of incompetence

I learned a long time ago that, "when something goes wrong, look at what you did last". This is a long series of posts to go through and I may have missed some early points so excuse my ignorance. One of the things you did was mill the head. Did you use the original head bolts and check to see if th...
by DickC
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 51
Views: 4578

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

I suggested this before and I will again. Get a length of magnet from an old refrigerator door seal, it is inside the rubber, and use it to probe. I found that it will lay flat on the crankcase and you can push it to cover almost all the inside. Has worked for me and several others. Just my .02. Dic...
by DickC
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simple valve job gone down the tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Simple valve job gone down the tubes

Dan, any chance I can rent it? You can look up my record to ensure that I am OK.
by DickC
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Simple valve job gone down the tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Simple valve job gone down the tubes

We started to do a simple valve job, touch up the seats/grind the valves, and found a cracked seat. There used to be a valve grinding fixture that would allow you to counter bore the valve seat with the engine in the car. Does anyone know about this, does anyone have one and will let me borrow it to...
by DickC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1924

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

Installed wood bands in my 12 hack 4 years ago. Several tours and many trips to the ice cream shop and only had one adjustment after the first 100 miles. If I had not put Kevlar bands in my 16, I would use wood also.
by DickC
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The run on the Bank Syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 705

The run on the Bank Syndrome

I fail to understand with the existing national crisis, why the financial exchanges aren't forced to close to avoid the existing panic in the markets. Nothing has changed in the value of the companies and their ability to perform in the future consistent with the past. Today's crisis in the markets ...
by DickC
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923 T
Replies: 1
Views: 580

1923 T

Why is it that nearly every "hot rod" is a 1923? Are there any original 1923 T's left?
by DickC
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA

Just down the road (I95) from you is Clyde Menges. He is in Fayetteville, NC. 910 263 2736. About all he works on are T's. About all of the club members here that choose not to do something on their T have clyde do it.
by DickC
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 4116

Re: bicycle speedometer

Tried it. I used magnet that is used for a security system. They a meant to attach under a window sash and close circuit until the sash is raised and therefore opening the circuit and setting the alarm. These magnets a very strong and very small so attaching to the wheel spoke was easy. The speedo w...
by DickC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 2752

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

I have to admit that I am less than capable to discuss electrical systems on my several model T's, I do ok with the mechanics. In reviewing all the answers to this subject, I did not see a reference to the issue of mag use verses battery. It is my understanding that care must be taken to not switch ...
by DickC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 2572

Re: Radiator prices

Dear Humblej: are you assuming domestic brass radiators are superior quality--like Brass Works?
by DickC
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 6161

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: 1727

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: 5670

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: 2547

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: 1409

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: 1116

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: 5759

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: 3773

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: 2482

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: 1832

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...