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by CudaMan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: timer relocater(or?)

I wonder if one of these would fit on a Model N, considering that its timer location is even harder to reach than a Model T. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Quick Model T Christmas Video
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: A Quick Model T Christmas Video

Great video! Lizzie needs a bow on her radiator. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: sinking cork
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: sinking cork

If you decide to duplicate your old float in real cork, seal it with model airplane clear "hot fuel proof dope". Model airplane fuel is mostly methanol with some nitromethane and castor oil added.
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anybody Have an Update on Milt Webb?
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Anybody Have an Update on Milt Webb?

Has Milt Webb fully recovered from his fall last year? I haven't heard anything in a while. :(
by CudaMan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Rocky Mountain Brakes, Stop,.... then they don't

The pedal effort on my AC brakes went way up last year - turned out the linings were worn out and I had turned the adjusters in to the point that the return springs went into coil bind before the linings firmly gripped the drums. I installed new linings, backed off the adjusters, and all was well. Y...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Thanks for the clarification Walter, I didn't realize that the frame holes on the early cars was smaller. The larger holes must have been added later based on input from the assemblers who were having just as much trouble as we do today. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: Hood shelf clip replacement help needed.

Step 10, Figure 9 of the Ford service manual shows a mechanic removing the hood shelves from the frame with the hood clips and springs still attached to the shelves. Step 133, Figure 112 of the Ford service manual shows a mechanic installing the hood shelves onto the frame with the hood clips and sp...
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

Odd that he only tightened the axle nut hand tight, I hope that after the filming they pulled the gear back off and installed it tightly! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

I need it because it is a Model T applicable tool that I don't already have! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1791

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

I got a PM asking specifically which electric heater I have. I have a well insulated 3 car garage. I insulated my metal garage door with pop-in foam panels from Texas Garages. The heater I have is a Fahrenheat FUH 724. It is rated at 25,598 BTU. It draws 7500 Watts at 240 volts. I bought it from Nor...
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: True Fire Ignition ?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: True Fire Ignition ?

Better snap that one up JB before somebody else does! :)
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: True Fire Ignition ?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: True Fire Ignition ?

Lang's website no longer lists it, but MAC's still does, be sure call them first to make sure they have it in stock and it isn't permanently back ordered. :) https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-true-fire-ignition-system-fits-in-original-steel-coil-box-6-or-12-volt.html I have hea...
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Fuel tank sediment bulb & valves, Model N, R, S.

I posted a link to this ad on the Early Ford Registry forum. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Painting of a Curved Dash Olds.
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: A Painting of a Curved Dash Olds.

Very nice Richard! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Cabs on Craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 221

TT Cabs on Craigslist

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

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/ro ... 41384.html
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

Thanks! I'm a sucker for tools, I sent you an email as requested. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1018

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

Dan, can you remind us dummies what parts on a T use that thread size? Thanks!
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

I bought an old package of repair links on Ebay, if they are too shiny I will "force patina" them to match my existing chains. Thanks all. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 120
Views: 4474

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Don, the speed at which you work and achieve great results is amazing! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 1019

Re: Snow anyone????

If you decide to go with chains, double check the circumference of your tires first. If you are running 30 x 3.5 inch OVERSIZE tires, they are actually 31 x 4, so you would need chains for that size. :)

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8623
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

Here is some info from an older thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/11 ... 1284814659
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

LOL (Laugh Out Loud)! I tried fitting one of the chains to a spare rim and tire I had in the basement and the chains are too short! How short? Exactly Pi (3.1416) inches too short! Why? Because I run 30 x 3.5 inch OVERSIZE tires, which are really 31 x 4 inch size. That extra inch in diameter transla...
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 30
Views: 970

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Donnie, please sign me up for one, thanks for making this effort! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Here are pages 4-6. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

I found scans of an original instruction brochure online, here are the first three pages. Due to the 5 pic limit, I will put pages 4-6 in the next post.
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 775

"Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

I thought I would do a Jay and show the tire chains that I recently purchased from David Stroud via the classifieds. They and their original bag are in excellent condition, thanks David!

There are no instructions, so I'll have to experiment with mounting them on one of my spare rims and tires. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

Thank you for providing closure on this thread! Glad you found and fixed the problem. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: My new repro u-joint is poorly riveted. Is it salvageable?

Since the joint hasn't been used, the holes for the rivets haven't been wallowed out, so my opinion is that you can re-peen the rivets and things will be fine. The shanks of the rivets need to tightly fill their holes. This usually happens during peening. Once a riveted assembly has been used and lo...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 25 roadster door latch trim
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: WTB 25 roadster door latch trim

If you can't find an original, the vendors sell them:

https://www.modeltford.com/item/4532TR.aspx
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Main bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Main bearing

My Google search for such a main cap drawing came up blank.

Maybe somebody has an unused, NOS main cap that they can measure?
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starter Wire Too Long
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Starter Wire Too Long

Here's a wire routing diagram I found elsewhere on the forum. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Differential axle assembly

Double check that the axles are fully pressed into the side gears. You can tell by trying to move the locking rings. If you can move the locking rings, the axles aren't pressed in tight enough. After verifying that, you still may have to reduce the thickness of the bronze disc by sanding (although I...
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Extreme Trivia

Great pics of the fasteners and tooling! Thanks Larry! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Extreme Trivia

Thanks, Dan! I also did some searching on previous year forum threads and came up with these pictures:
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Extreme Trivia

Thanks for the info! If you get a chance, can you post some pictures of the original Anzo fasteners so folks can recognize them if they see them?
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

There is a good description in the book "Ford Methods and the Ford Shops":

https://books.google.com/books?id=TcAqZ ... &q&f=false
by CudaMan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains

Got it and sent you a reply - check going out today, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16430

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

There is a great article in the July/August 2019 issue of "Antique Automobile" magazine on a Model T owner who had Classtique make him new seat and top upholstery using "distressed" look vinyl. I can't scan and post pictures here due to copyright concerns, sorry. Check with Mike at Classtique regard...
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains

Thanks Larry! No worries there, my Northern Tool electric heater does a great job of keeping the garage comfortable. :)

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_595_595
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anti-freeze
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Anti-freeze

I suspect the system is just a little over-filled. It should find its own correct level after a few good drives. Occasionally check the level and make sure it continues to cover the tops of the cooling tubes. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB manifold heater
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: WTB manifold heater

I was lucky enough to find a nice floor grate with damper on Ebay and rigged up my own shroud and piping using the flexible intake air heating ductwork that is sold at most car part stores. Works pretty well! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains

Dave, I will take them, I just sent you an email with my shipping info and a request for your reply with payment instructions, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brackets for top saddle support arms
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Brackets for top saddle support arms

Looking in Bruce's book, wouldn't a 1923 have had the holes in the rear of the body for the straight top saddle support arms to poke through?

https://www.modeltford.com/item/3858B.aspx
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7583

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Looks very similar to what happened on my GTX, I wonder if it's just age and heat cycles catching up with the cast iron?
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Royce's site has a "member's only" section that goes over the details of each model year Model T. It costs nothing to register on his site and get access. :)

https://modeltfordfix.com/forum/viewtop ... f=11&t=583
by CudaMan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Roadsters New Top
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Roadsters New Top

Wow, well done! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2317

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

Looks good! For anyone interested, Snyders sells untrimmed mats that have a lot of extra material around the edges for custom trimming. It's a necessity for 1925 open models, as the pre-cut mats don't have enough material to fit 1925s correctly. https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/T-729...
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1336

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Why not modify one of the period accessory oil can holders into a cup holder? They even made dual versions! :)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/126414.html
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie continuation
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Newbie continuation

Regarding the "run a bit, then quits" issue, it's possible that the screen on the sediment bulb, or the fuel line to the carb, or the carb bowl needle and seat are getting clogged with rust or debris from the fuel tank. A quick way to confirm is to rig up a separate fuel supply from a gas can and ru...
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Estate sale items
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Estate sale items

Thank you for offering your inherited Model T parts here on the forum! An easy way to post pictures here is to have them on the same computer you are reading the forum on, then just click and drag them into the text box. There appears to be a limit of five pictures per post, so if you have more you'...
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Don't Add Comments to Spam Threads!
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Please Don't Add Comments to Spam Threads!

All it does is bump the spam back to the top - let the spam get bumped to the bottom by newer threads, then let the moderators delete them when they have time! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie continuation
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Newbie continuation

Great video, good job! I looked at it several times and it looks to me like your bands are working properly, but your high gear clutch is stuck. What I see is when you pull the parking brake lever back, you can see the ring on the transmission shaft move to the rear, taking the load off of the three...
by CudaMan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Vintage Ford Magazines- FREE- Just pay shipping
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Vintage Ford Magazines- FREE- Just pay shipping

I already have a full set, but kudos to you for offering these for just the price of shipping!

I sure hope one of the newbies (or anyone else interested) steps up and buys these back issues. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Newbie

I see from your profile that you are in Indiana, perhaps one of the folks in the club that support the Model T Museum in Richmond, Indiana can help. https://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/museum.htm https://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm#in Since you have the trans cover off, try taking a video of th...
by CudaMan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Windshield glass?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Windshield glass?

I took my frames to a local glass shop in DeSoto, Missouri and asked them to remove the plate glass and install laminated safety glass. They did a great job and the price was very reasonable, IMO. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16430

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

If you haven't put upholstery and a top in it yet, you might consider having Classtique make you kits from "distressed vinyl" to match the patina of the car. Here is an example of the material available, there are several sources, it might pay to search around to get the desired look: https://www.di...
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

Edison 13s will also work in a T, but they are even harder to find than the 14s. The 13s are physically larger and have dual ground electrodes. I have no experience with how they run. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjusting clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Adjusting clutch

You could try doing the opposite of the "clutch slipping" procedure - loosen each finger adjusting screw 1/2 turn and drive the car to see if the adjustment is sufficient to loosen the clutch without causing slippage. Be sure not to drop any cotter pins into the transmission! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1251

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Great haul Donnie!

What's the latest on the speedster project?
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

The engine in my 1924 has a stock high head and nominal compression ratio aluminum pistons. I run a Truefire ignition and gap my plugs to 0.030". The Champion X plugs I originally ran fired OK, but would look sooty after a few hundred miles when I took them out to inspect them. I switched to the Edi...
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.

Your low band and low speed link adjustments are probably fine, but if you want to check them here's how. Start by verifying that the low band is firmly engaged with the low pedal 1 - 1.5 inches above the floor board. Have someone fully depress the low pedal while you crawl under and verify that the...
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snowmobile chassis for sale at Hershey???
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Snowmobile chassis for sale at Hershey???

Here is a blowup of the sign on the RV (thanks for pointing that out, Steve!):
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snowmobile chassis for sale at Hershey???
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Snowmobile chassis for sale at Hershey???

Hi Dan, I sent you an email with a couple of pictures of that chassis, hopefully with some digital enhancement you will be able to get some info from the sign in front.

The word at the bottom of the sign looks to me like "Osspee"? Don't know what that means.

Good luck! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

Edison 14s if you can find them. I am running a set of them in my 1924 and they stay cleaner than the Champion X plugs I used to run. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leather rear axle seals
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Leather rear axle seals

Just be careful not to let the spring steel fingers rub on the axle shaft, or eventually they will wear a groove that acts as a place for cracks to start. I found out the hard way.
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lubricating A T
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Lubricating A T

You're going to hate me for it, but I spray those areas with white lithium grease. It stays put instead of dripping onto the ground. I also spray the brake and reverse pedal cams with it. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

I take mine apart every month or so and lube it with EZ Turn, you can get it from the vendors. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hub Cap threads
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Hub Cap threads

I just measured a rear hub on my 1924 and it measures 2.139" diameter and 24 threads per inch. :)

Here are a couple of earlier threads on hubs that may prove helpful:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1239905425

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1444951839
by CudaMan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 3981

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

Congratulations Steve! I have a set of Edison 14s in my Betsy and they run great. I also bought a spark plug, the extra long reach Metz plug that Bob Bergstadt advertised on Ebay.

I also unwrapped Betsy's side curtains and installed them in anticipation of the cold weather. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 3981

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

I removed my 3-season air filter assembly and installed the OEM Ford carb air heater shroud. I also installed some flex ducting around the exhaust pipe and into my floor heater grate to get at least some heat into the cabin (or at least make it look like I'm trying). :)
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

Jim, I sent you a couple of PMs, please read them and reply if interested. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: TrueFire Timer Rotor Part Source

Do you mean the plastic piece with the two magnets that fits on the end of the camshaft? What is the failure mode, does the plastic split, or do the magnets come loose?
by CudaMan
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Looks pretty normal to me for a slow revving four cylinder engine. Is your 1915 still having starting difficulties?
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6664

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

For those with access to Facebook, I have posted hundreds of pics from Hershey on my Facebook page. Too many to post them all here. :(
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is Rob??
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Where is Rob??

Oops, my bad, I thought Rob said earlier that he was going to bring his N, so I assumed the one I saw was his.
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is Rob??
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Where is Rob??

Rob was at Hershey with his 1907 Model N Runabout. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey weather
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Hershey weather

I usually try to start the day with shorts and a T-shirt with a sweatshirt over it (and a hat to protect my balding head). A little chilly at first, but with all the walking and a little hot chocolate I can make it through the morning until it warms up, then I can peel off the sweatshirt and be comf...
by CudaMan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1300

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

If you have a flexible wand wit a magnet on the end, push it up through the oil drain hole and let it grab the washer and nut. Then see if you can push them up the back wall of the pan until you can see them from above through the inspection cover hole. Once they are up there and you can see them, g...
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

You can buy spokes from the vendors and do it yourself if you are so inclined. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/454203.html?1404960383 If you just want to send them off to be done, folks have good things to say about Stutzman's. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/727448.html?1488...
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Picture Perfect Perches
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Picture Perfect Perches

The most important thing is to make sure that your front axle leans back per the diagram, providing the correct caster angle. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 22 Roadster seat question
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: 22 Roadster seat question

Earlier discussions on the subject: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/811510.html?1511644043 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/76091.html?1229654307 The discussion in the second link implies that 1922 was the last year for the factory supplied gas tank cover, at least on open cars.
by CudaMan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1907 Model R Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: 1907 Model R Roadster

The link has more photos, one shows the engine number as 4884.
by CudaMan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1907 Model R Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: 1907 Model R Roadster

Neat! Are you sure that it is a Model R? It appears to have Model N fenders (didn't Model Rs have full fenders and running boards?) and an Model N or S pointed rear deck (Model Rs had a rounded rear deck). What size wheels and tires does it have? :)
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

How large is the storage building? I have a 3 car garage that I had insulated and drywalled. Then I installed one of these, turned down low to take the chill off. I can also turn it up and make the whole garage toasty if need be: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578579_200578579?cm...
by CudaMan
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4325

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

Wayne, try this for posting pictures: 1. Email the pictures to yourself using your smart phone. 2. On your computer, open the email that you sent yourself and save the pictures to your desktop. 3. Get into this forum thread, create a new reply, and drag the photos from your desktop into the reply wi...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1321

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

You must get the washer out, don't take a risk leaving it in there. I once dropped a band spring down into the depths of the transmission, here is how a friend and I got it out. I removed the oil drain plug, drained the oil, and fished around with a magnet tipped flexible wand through the oil drain ...
by CudaMan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3460

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

In another post Dan Hatch mentioned that he will be in the Chocolate field, spaces CR32 -38. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1 Boyco can with cap
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: WTB 1 Boyco can with cap

Larry LaPatka just advertised one, here is his post:

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7069
by CudaMan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Boyco Gas can with Boyco Cap
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Boyco Gas can with Boyco Cap

Bob Bergstadt was looking for one, here is his WTB post:

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6995