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by CudaMan
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

Dan ended up buying the pair pictured in my post. Thanks Dan and MTFCA! :)
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternator voltage output
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Alternator voltage output

13.6 will be fine. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Two Problems

You don't need to have a working magneto coil if you run a distributor, no. However, your biggest problem is that a magnet clamp came off and your flywheel assembly may come apart during running and destroy the rest of your transmission! You can fix it now or wait a few drives for it to explode, the...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HALL SCOTT "Ruckstell" early Model TT Rear End Thrust Plate
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: HALL SCOTT "Ruckstell" early Model TT Rear End Thrust Plate

Steven, FWIW, I drilled a hole at the end of every slot in my thrust plate to provide extra lubrication. Kind of a compromise between the design with four holes and the later design with the large "windows".
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Two Problems

Good catch James, I didn't notice the narrow metal band on the brake. Patrick, the wider rear brake drum uses a wider metal and fabric band, You have the wide fabric, but not the wider metal band. Here is what the wider metal band looks like, note that it is the same width as the wide fabric. There ...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: Two Problems

The piece of metal is a magnet clamp off of the flywheel. It looks like it bounced around inside the transmission and damaged some of the magneto coils. If a magnet lets go while the engine is running it will cause catastrophic damage, looks like you caught it just in time. You need to pull the engi...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

Or, if you prefer, I have these for $125.00 including shipping. If you're interested, PM me with your shipping address and I will reply with payment instructions. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

Do you always prime the carb with the ignition off, even when warm? If so, it may be flooded. If the engine is warm, there's no need to prime.
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

For some reason, there seem to be more front shackles around than rears. There is a pair of rears on eBay right now, I have no connection to the listing or the seller. They need cleaning up, but look to have only light wear. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1920-1927-Model-T-Ford-REAR-SPRING-SHACKLES-Origin...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

By 12V Ford coil, Jim means a "modern" style coil that is inside the Truefire box.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 1385090181
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - First Car Show
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: 13T - First Car Show

Congratulations! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: **BREAKING NEWS** LURAY officially given GREEN LIGHT by Virginia County Government!
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: **BREAKING NEWS** LURAY officially given GREEN LIGHT by Virginia County Government!

To all those planning to attend - be sensible, follow the mask and social distancing guidelines in place at the location. If you still think the virus is a hoax, ask Rob Heyen - he and his wife both got sick, tested positive, and are now slowly recovering at home with the virus. Rob is sharing detai...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 45
Views: 2476

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

The temperature this morning was in the 40s, so I removed Betsy's air filter and installed her hot air pipe. I also installed the exhaust pipe shroud and duct that goes to my heater grate in the floor. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Did the Forum Formatting Change This Morning?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Did the Forum Formatting Change This Morning?

After deleting all of my browsing history and cookies on my PC with no effect, I finally found the problem - I had accidently resized the screen for the forum to 90%. When I went back up to 100% everything returned to normal. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Did the Forum Formatting Change This Morning?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Did the Forum Formatting Change This Morning?

It looks like it's unique to my PC, the forum formatting looks normal on my tablet.
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gonna do it !
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Gonna do it !

As long as you're putting on a pickup box, why not make it a tilt box? Sure makes battery access easy. My cut-off touring / pickup has custom rear fender brackets, but I'll bet that regular roadster brackets would work. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Did the Forum Formatting Change This Morning?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Did the Forum Formatting Change This Morning?

The text looks smaller and the thread path headers are abbreviated. If it's something I did, it was by accident. I tried changing the text size in Google from medium to large and it had no effect (yet). Maybe I need to close my browser and re-open it. Nope, no change. :(

Screen shot attached.
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gonna do it !
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Gonna do it !

Mine are mounted on brackets extending down from the rear of the frame. I also attached a couple of small reflectors on the tailgate.
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

I don't know how many degrees of timer rotation Ford originally designed into the system, it would be interesting to know. 1960's V8s could run up to 50 degrees of total (initial + mechanical + vacuum) during light cruise on the highway. If full up on the lever is 15 degrees retarded, and you want t...
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

I measured the diameter of the stock rod and bought a length of the same diameter music wire at a "real" hardware store that has since closed (the kind that has everything, but only the long time employees know where everything is). You'll probably have to order it online, the cookie cutter chain ha...
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

With some more searching online, I found out that Mike's A Fordable offers the Model A Bridge washers and nuts separately, so I ordered some as an experiment.

https://www.mikes-afordable.com/
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got a phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: I got a phone call

LOL! You would think that if it was a scam, they wouldn't care what kind or year of car you had as long as you sent them the money. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sandblasting Equipment
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Sandblasting Equipment

I already had a compressor and a shop vac, so I bought a "small" Harbor Freight floor standing, top loading blasting cabinet and 50 pounds of aluminum oxide media. It works great for me. You need the shop vac to pull a vacuum on the cabinet so that media doesn't get blown out of the lid seals. It do...
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

Good info, John! I had to trim my lower radiator hose to give clearance for the timer rod to pass under without hitting the hose. With my Truefire, I found that if I flattened out the upper rounded end to get enough length, that part of the rod would touch one of the upper timer terminals during par...
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

One other potential solution - Smith and Jones website shows a valve stem assembly for a Model A, part number A-1501 B, that has a ribbed bridge washer in it. The shape isn't the same, but it could be trimmed if necessary. I have sent an email to Smith and Jones to find out if the bridge washer and ...
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

Allan, "Crazy Glue" is a brand name in the US for cyanoacrylate glue. It is thin enough to wick into gaps and cures really strong. :) I thought about using solder, if I find another pair of flat 777 size bridge washers I'll try it. For the life of me, I can't remember where these two 777 size flat b...
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

The bridge washers currently available from the vendors are the larger Schrader 725 size and do not have the dimpling that grips and seals the tube rubber when tightened down. On the currently available metal stem tubes from the vendors, it isn't too much of a problem because the stem is vulcanized ...
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

Isn't the valve stem hole in a different place on the Chevy rim also? I guess you could drill another hole in the Ford location. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

Glad you found the problem. I never considered routing the rod over the top of the lower radiator hose, I just kept the stock routing and made a longer rod.
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Schrader 724
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Wanted Schrader 724

Check further up in the Classifieds section, somebody just posted a bunch of 724 hardware for sale.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15677
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA

I finally made contact with Andy, he didn't get my email but did see my PM, so he'll be getting the gasket.

Sorry guys, hopefully the vendors will be restocked with copper gaskets soon. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Truefire timing issue?

I see that you mentioned that you can't rotate the timer far enough CCW even with the rod disconnected. I am not aware of any kind of "stop" in the unit that would prevent you from rotating it a full 360 degrees or more if you wanted. Is one of your timer wires going tight and limiting the rotation ...
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA

Andy Loso, I need to hear from you by the end of the day today on whether you want the copper head gasket or not. If I don't hear back, I'll offer it to the next person in line, thanks. I see from your profile that you have been active on the forum today, did you receive my email offering you the ga...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Tail light
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: 13T - Tail light

I don't think any Model Ts came from the factory with two tail lights, either kerosene or electric. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub and tire alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Hub and tire alignment

Sounds like your wheels are dished, the bottom picture is correct. :)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1354833087
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New spoke assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: New spoke assembly

Note that the base of each spoke has a chamfer on one side. Are you sure that the chamfer of each spoke is facing the fillet on the hub? That chamfer is there to provide clearance for the fillet. If the spoke is rotated the wrong way, the sharp edge of the base of the spoke will hit the fillet and p...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Let me try to drag and drop a portrait view pic - seems to have worked for me. :)

Maybe portrait only works if you drag and drop?
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA

Dan found a local source for a gasket, so he is passing on mine.

Andy, I just sent you an email offering mine for the same price Dan offered for it.
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential Certificate of Completion.
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Differential Certificate of Completion.

Looks like you have a keeper there (the certificate and the girlfriend)! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket

Sorry, I only have the one, I am not sitting on a warehouse full of the things. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket -WISH fulfilled, thanks Mark and MTFCA
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: WTB- New Copper Head Gasket

Dan, I have one, I just sent you an email with a picture of it. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 45
Views: 2476

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I installed a light tension spring between my choke and mixture rods under the dash to try and reduce their rattling. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What brand tube?
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: What brand tube?

Thanks for the info Steve. Unfortunate, but not unexpected.
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Top clamp screw
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: WTB - Top clamp screw

If you can't find an original, the repros that the vendors sell can be brought pretty close to correct with a little grinding on the weld. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What brand tube?
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: What brand tube?

Steve, when you get your Blockleys, please measure the stems to see what size they are, nobody else seems to know. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What brand tube?
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: What brand tube?

"old time stem" - Schrader 777 size, or the larger 725 size available from the other vendors?
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What brand tube?
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: What brand tube?

Steve, if that's the one I sent you, I get all of my tubes from Universal Tire. Their rubber stem tubes are marked Hartford, but the metal stem tube is marked as you show. You could try contacting Universal for more information. The next time I remove a pair of metal stem tubes I'll try to remember ...
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Who is this in this ad??

It's Steve. A perfect illustration of how an image posted on the web becomes public domain for future use by anybody. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Who is this in this ad??

Just to be clear, Steve is not the seller. If you click on the map you will see that the seller is in Georgia, U.S.
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OEM Ford Windshield Wing Nuts on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 149

OEM Ford Windshield Wing Nuts on Ebay

I have no connection to the seller or ad, just providing a heads up. The current reproductions for these are functional, but don't look close to these originals. They can be polished and nickel plated using a Caswell kit to look brand new. :) https://www.ebay.com/itm/MODEL-T-FORD-ORIGINAL-WINDSHIELD...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Surging after about 15 minutes of run time
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Surging after about 15 minutes of run time

If you determine that the fuel system is OK and you focus attention again on the Truefire, double check the timing using Truefire's recommended procedure, shown in this thread: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/675109.html?1473784166 I found that I had to substantially lengthen the stock t...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Two Man Roadster Top and Bows for Sale on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Two Man Roadster Top and Bows for Sale on HCCA Classifieds

I have no connection to the ad or the seller, just posting the link here in case somebody is interested:

https://www.hcca.org/classifieds.php?parts
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Surging after about 15 minutes of run time
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Surging after about 15 minutes of run time

I think Neil is on to something. 15 minutes is a long time for a rough running problem to show up. I actually drilled the vent hole in my gas cap a drill size bigger than stock to make sure that the gas tank was adequately vented.
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold - Schrader 725 (large) Size Valve Stem Hardware - Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: For Sale - Schrader 725 (large) Size Valve Stem Hardware

The parts are sold to Jay, thanks Jay and MTFCA! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold - Schrader 725 (large) Size Valve Stem Hardware - Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Sold - Schrader 725 (large) Size Valve Stem Hardware - Sold

Model Ts originally came with Schrader 777 metal valve stems and related hardware. The currently available metal stem tubes from the vendors use a larger diameter size, like Schrader 725. I am gradually switching my tubes over to Schrader 777, so I don't need this extra Schrader 725 size hardware, s...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Thank You to the MTFCA Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: 13T - Thank You to the MTFCA Forum

Looks great! Enjoy driving it. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Surging after about 15 minutes of run time
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Surging after about 15 minutes of run time

What kind of shape is your coil box in? I haven't experienced it, but others have mentioned that the Truefire is sensitive to low or intermittent input voltage. I installed the Regan kit and all new contacts and insulators in my coil box as extra insurance.
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves

The stem and parts are sold to John, thanks MTFCA! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves

"Metal stem as originals".

Schrader 777 size, or the larger diameter Schrader 725 size like the metal stem tubes available from the other vendors? Inquiring minds need to know! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glue or screw?
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: glue or screw?

My personal opinion, I would use screws. Over time there is bound to be some relative movement between the parts, which will either cause the glue to fail or break the wood near the joint.
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 614
Views: 59965

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Beautiful! Great news. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Schrader stem covers new repro F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Schrader stem covers new repro F/S

John Pawlowski, you should grab these, the dust covers are really nice and the rim nuts are hard to find. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves

John, since you have one torn rubber stem tube that you are trying to salvage, I dug through my batch of stem parts and found enough to make one full Schrader 777 stem set. Not NOS quality, but serviceable. I also have one bridge washer nut and four dust covers that are surplus to my needs. See the ...
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: WTB: Original metal tire tube valves

Your post is fine, it's just that original, correct size metal stems are getting hard to find, especially as a set of five. Most of the folks who run them on their cars have had to build up a set piecemeal over time. The valve stem caps and dust covers are reasonably available, but the metal stems a...
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carburettor needle taper
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: NH Carburettor needle taper

I don't know the exact angle, but he might be able to use one of his old needles to make a tool to regrind his new needle to match the angle of the old needle (video courtesy of Steve Jelf):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTiStUTU9IE
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

Many times, it's called "creaming". The seller skims off the good parts like cream off the top of a milk bottle. When you check out the car in person and some parts don't match what was shown in the original photos, pass on the car and make sure the seller knows why you passed.
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! Rocky Mountain brake installation
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: HELP! Rocky Mountain brake installation

If you have taken photos and can move them onto your computer, you can just drag and drop them into the posting text box and the forum software will resize and insert them automatically, like this:
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Congratulations! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 45
Views: 2476

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

I cut the rubber stems off of a couple of tubes and installed Schrader 777 metal stems. It will be a slow process, but as I wear out tires I will install new tires and tubes with the correct stems until all of my wheels and tires have been swapped over. I also blasted, primed and painted the spare t...
by CudaMan
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 39
Views: 2799

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

My lathe is a drill press and a file.

My mill is a vise and a file. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

A 1911 Hupmobile just sold for $21K on Bring a Trailer, you could try putting the T up for sale there with a reserve to test the waters. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1908 Model SR horn bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: 1908 Model SR horn bracket

I posted a link to this ad on the Early Ford Registry forum, hope you don't mind.
by CudaMan
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontier Auto Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Frontier Auto Museum

Love those small museums! I enjoyed walking through the Auto World Museum in Fulton, Missouri, founded by William E. Backer, deceased founder of the Backer potato chip company.

https://www.autoworldmuseum.com/
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery charging from the magneto
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Battery charging from the magneto

If you can't find one ready made, you could make your own. :)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1416288062
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

Here are some photos that George sent me of his unit.
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: front set of U used original shackles - set #1 - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: For Sale: front set of U used original shackles - set #1

They sure look good to me! Well, if nobody else wants them, I will take them! Sending you a PM with my info.

I have found that lightly used shackles often fit perfectly in new, un-reamed or only lightly clearanced bushings, whereas new shackles always require that the bushings be fully reamed. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

George, if you want to avoid the hassle of boxing it up yourself and you have a UPS store nearby, you can take it to them and let them pack it and box it up. I'm willing to pay the extra cost for the service if needed. - Mark Strange
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Does anybody have a picture of
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Does anybody have a picture of

Looking at the words in the MTFCA Encyclopedia, early '23s could have come with the L-shaped shackles, but some time in 1923 Ford switched to the later U-shaped shackles. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Early 1924 Touring Car 30x3.5 Spare Rim Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Wanted - Early 1924 Touring Car 30x3.5 Spare Rim Holder

Thanks guys. Steve Tomaso offered up one, but his had some minor damage and was missing a couple of minor pieces. It was disassembled, which would have made it much easier to ship. George House has a nice one and is currently looking at what it would take to ship it to me. I also got an offer for on...
by CudaMan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?

Universal Tire's website doesn't mention the tube manufacturer, so I'll let folks know when they arrive.

Regarding patching the hole with more rubber and cutting a new hole, sounds too scary to me, I'll let someone else try it and report back. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?

Another update - the hole left in the tube after removing the too-large 725 size metal stem is larger than the shank of a 777 stem (no surprise). This makes me worry that a 777 stem might not seal the hole perfectly. So, I have ordered a couple of rubber stem tubes from Universal Tire and will try m...
by CudaMan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spare tire carrier question
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: spare tire carrier question

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I'm still looking for an original Ford spare rim carrier like this:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14699
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 66
Views: 1711

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

I believe you can order the disk from Barbara McCalley, the Gourmet Lizzie:

Barb McCalley
308 Cottingham Court
Allison Park, PA 15101 gourmetbarb2@verizon.net
by CudaMan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2969

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Neat! I've had mine do a free start just as I'm grabbing the crank handle, it gave me quite a startle. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?

Well Steve, you're right, the base on the vulcanized metal stems is pretty small, see attached pic. Unfortunately, the knife slipped a bit while I was digging this one out and the tube is ruined. Now that I know the size hole to shoot for, I can use a gasket hole punch to cut the minimum size hole n...
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?

Thanks for the reply, Steve. That gives me confidence to give it a try on one of my spare tubes. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?

All of the metal stem tubes that I currently have for my 1924 have the incorrect (too large) Schrader 725 size stems. I have enough of the correct Schrader 777 stems and hardware to switch over. I've seen how folks modify rubber stem tubes to use the Schrader 777 or 888 stems, but has anyone tried t...
by CudaMan
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Forged L-Shape Front Shackles Set
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: WTB - Forged L-Shape Front Shackles Set

Would any of these work? I have no relation to the seller or the ads. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-Suspension-Shackle/253929145453?hash=item3b1f5b446d:g:-MsAAOSwFYZbv1z2 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-Suspension-Shackle/263985222526?hash=item3d76bed37e:g:HJAAAOSwWudbv10j https://www....
by CudaMan
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

Be careful that you don't spend more on tooling and materials to restore your own coil ring than a finished one from R.V. would cost. ;)