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by CudaMan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ageold problem of headlight rim removal solved.
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Ageold problem of headlight rim removal solved.

If you do decide to wrestle one off while it is on the car, put a pillow or spread a blanket on the floor under the headlight in case the lens pops out and falls to the floor during removal. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floyd Clymer
Replies: 23
Views: 482

Re: Floyd Clymer

http://www.aacalibrary.org/articles/antique-automobile/who-was-floyd-clymer/ https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/floyd-clymer-2 The story about Floyd Clymer (age 14) and his brother Elmer (age 11) undertaking and then having to abandon a reliability run from Denver, CO to Spokane, WA in a Fland...
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

While I work up the courage to tackle installing the upholstery kit, I decided to fabricate the acetylene lines and hoses. The tee I bought for the brass lines was too big, it was sized for 1/4" pipe instead of 1/4" tube. I have the correct tee on order and will re-solder the lines when it arrives. ...
by CudaMan
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Sick Dodge
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Sick Dodge

Seems like a lot of smoke coming from the area between the manifolds, hopefully it's just the gasket and not a cracked manifold.
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - FORD SCRIPT OIL CAN AND HOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: FOR SALE - FORD SCRIPT OI LCAN AND HOLD

Jay, have you had your morning coffee yet? Look at the thread title, LOL! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bob's Antique Auto Parts and Fun Projects?
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Bob's Antique Auto Parts and Fun Projects?

Bob sells on Ebay - seller name modelt2001. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I think my car has some "artistic license" applied to it. The only color combination mentioned in the 1912 catalog is dark blue body with black fenders and splash shields with cream undercarriage. It mentions a different color scheme for the coupe, which is listed as glossy black with dark green pan...
by CudaMan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I received the new upholstery kit for the Flanders yesterday from Classtique, they used my originals as patterns. They were very generous with extra material and padding so that the pleats will come out fully packed with padding. They used a mix of leather and vinyl to match the original materials. ...
by CudaMan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with touring top
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Need help with touring top

I suggest calling Elizabeth at Class-it-up, she's the expert:

http://www.class-it-up.com/
by CudaMan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealant: No more big tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: Sealant: No more big tubes

I do as Jim says except I use side cutters to nip the side of the tube near the bottom. The next time I nip it again in another, nearby spot. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I stumbled upon a page on the web that makes me think that my car was used as a "prop" in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" several years ago. Except for the color of the top bows, gas tank, and radiator shell, the color scheme matches my car. Also, my car came with two home-made cross braces to hel...
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Gravity feed of fuel to the carb. 12 gallon fuel tank behind the cab (torpedo style).

Splash lubrication of the engine, no oil pump. 2 quarts of oil in the sump with another 2 quarts available in the reserve tank.

Gear driven water pump.
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Yesterday I installed a new 1/4 inch steel fuel line. The sediment bulb looks home made, but is serviceable. I installed a second shutoff valve close to the carb so that I can shut off the fuel without crawling under the car. I also removed, cleaned, and installed the oil tank sight glass with new g...
by CudaMan
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non Starter Vehicle Wiring Question - 1918
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Non Starter Vehicle Wiring Question - 1918

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/200361.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/29261.html?1178994052 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/277943.html?1332693652 https://www.google.com/search?q=dimmer+coil+mtfca&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS737US737&oq=dimmer+coil+mtfca&aqs=chrome..69i57.4...
by CudaMan
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Triple Gear Pins

Paragraph 275 in the service manual states "Triple gear shafts are inspected for wear by measuring the diameters of the shafts with micrometers. If the shafts show more than 0.002" wear they should be removed and new shafts installed as described in paragraphs 288 and 289.". :)
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

The tubular supports were an advertised feature of the Flanders 20. The entire power unit attaches to the tubes and the tubes are attached to the rest of the chassis with four bolts. The idea was that the engine and its accessories could be quickly removed as a unit and worked on outside the car. Se...
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I fabbed up the throttle linkage using an aluminum arm from Speedway Motors designed for used with multiple Stromberg 97 setups. The current setup barely has enough travel to go from Idle to full throttle. I wish I could shorten the OEM long rod that goes from one side of the firewall to the other, ...
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main Ruckstell shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: 4th main Ruckstell shifter

I also have one on mine. Provides extra stiffness to the mounting. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One (1) Free Extra Copy of Nov/Dec 2020 Vintage Ford Available on Request - Mag is spoken for!
Replies: 0
Views: 115

One (1) Free Extra Copy of Nov/Dec 2020 Vintage Ford Available on Request - Mag is spoken for!

I finally got my original issue of the November/December 2020 Vintage Ford today. I had already received a replacement copy a couple of weeks ago. If anybody is still missing their original copy and wants one, PM or email me with your mailing address and I will send you my duplicate copy for free. :...
by CudaMan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Donnie Brown, Build.
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Donnie Brown, Build.

A Google search for "donnie brown speedster mtfca" revealed these old threads:

https://www.google.com/search?q=donnie+ ... e&ie=UTF-8
by CudaMan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery

Classtique all the way! :)
by CudaMan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB battery box
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: WTB battery box

Have you considered making your own box? That's what I did. I bought the steel sheet at Home Depot and used a cheap brake from Harbor Freight to bend it.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1522857554

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29 ... 1199658741
by CudaMan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I finished up and installed the OEM Flanders carburetor yesterday. Now I need to find a throttle arm that will clamp securely onto the 1/4 inch throttle torque rod and of the correct length to provide full travel from Idle to wide open without binding. I have a few candidates on order from Speedway ...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor to manifold gasket material
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: Carburetor to manifold gasket material

In a pinch, I have been known to use cardboard cut out of a cereal box. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R coils.
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: 1907 Model R coils.

B1 and B2 do indeed refer to the two banks of batteries.

If you haven't already, be sure to also post your questions on the Early Ford Registry forum:

https://earlyfordregistry.com/phpBB3/
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale, Random Surplus Parts - Make Offer
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: For Sale, Random Surplus Parts - Make Offer

The tail light (item E) is sold, thank you Larry! I replied to your email. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened to Fun Projects website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: What happened to Fun Projects website?

John sold his business to Birdhaven a few years ago. I guess he decided to stop paying to keep his old site on line. Hopefully, the reference material that was on John's site will eventually be migrated over to the Texas T (Birdhaven) site. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thinking about a homemade trueing stand.
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Thinking about a homemade trueing stand.

Great video! I think I would have bored the center hole a bit smaller so that the hub was a press fit instead of just slipping in. Here is a link to my wheel building experience using a set of Kelsey felloes. I was going to use them on my '24, but ended up selling these wheels and matching rims, bea...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheels and Reagan Press
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Wheels and Reagan Press

I looked on the Texas T (Birdhaven) website. They do have a link to free downloads, but they haven't yet migrated John Regan's old download files to the site. I sure hope that John's files aren't lost! John, how about talking to Birdhaven about migrating your old files over, it would sure be appreci...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale, Random Surplus Parts - Make Offer
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: For Sale, Random Surplus Parts - Make Offer

One bump before new ads send this one down to oblivion. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homemade Manifold oven
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Homemade Manifold oven

If you want to make your own, use CAD (cardboard aided design), some sheet steel, and a 2 x 4 with a slot cut in it for bending sheet metal. :) http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/739991.html?1490635270 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/555306.html?1436971248 http://www.texastparts...
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale, Random Surplus Parts - Make Offer
Replies: 2
Views: 724

For Sale, Random Surplus Parts - Make Offer

Here are some random surplus parts, some Model T, some not. Feel free to PM or email me with your part(s) of interest, along with a reasonable offer for the part(s) and I will reply with either acceptance or a counter-offer. Item A is a carburetor inlet warm air shroud and flex pipe. Fits a 2 inch d...
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAM ALERT!
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: SCAM ALERT!

The USPS Sunday deliveries are for Amazon items.
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very early carb drain elbows for sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Very early carb drain elbows for sale.

Very nice! Does the handle thread into the ball end? If yes, I could use one of the handles for my E&J acetylene generator, the original handle is missing, see pic.
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Yes, most of the action on the engine is on the magneto side. The other side is pretty plain. The Flanders has an unusual oiling system. It's still splash like the Model T, but the sump has two drains with stand pipes in them. If you open the drains, the oil level in the sump drops to the level of t...
by CudaMan
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Part - 1924
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Unknown Part - 1924

Richard is correct. On my '24, both screws had a nut plate like that and the plates were a different length (I put the long one on top). :)
by CudaMan
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Work continues on the Flanders. The windshield glass had been replaced with laminated glass some time in the past, but the lower section was cracked, so I sent it off to the local glass shop to have it replaced with new laminated glass. I rebuilt the OEM carburetor that I got from Daryl Kemerer and ...
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Front Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Hydraulic Front Brakes

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/448911.html?1401574677 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/546240.html?1433190855 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/361135.html?1376104952 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/367176.html?1370920583 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/mess...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford

I received the replacement copy that I requested today. Still have not seen the original.
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?
Replies: 39
Views: 1690

Re: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?

I have no idea what the OEM natural tone was, I picked that tone because I liked the look. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?
Replies: 39
Views: 1690

Re: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?

Here is the sealer and top coat that I used.
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: I still have not received my November/December Vintage Ford

Are there any members that work for the post office that can enlighten the rest of us on what will happen here? I wonder if bulk mail that got delayed due to the holiday crunch will be kept around for eventual delivery no longer how long it takes, or at some point will the delivery window will just ...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Good to know Jerry, thanks! I wondered about that odd valve, I don't plan to re-install it. Update - I did re-install it just to plug up the holes in the dash. I don't plan to plumb it or use it. One of my cylinder jugs has a weld repair at the base, maybe the acetylene starter system was to blame s...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 27
Views: 2384

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

Glad to see you replaced the spring perch bushings, they were shot! I guess you must have checked the kingpin bushings and determined they were OK. If they or the front wheel bearings are loose, you can get "death wobble" in the front end. Same thing for the tie rod and drag link bushings. If everyt...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

This car must have originally come with a linked fan belt - I couldn't find a belt long enough to slip over the fan that was also short enough to tighten up once installed. Luckily, a seller on Ebay offered up three linked belts in the correct 3/4 inch width, so I snagged them. I had to shorten them...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?
Replies: 39
Views: 1690

Re: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?

I did not mask the faces that were unpainted, but I used a brush, so I didn't have a problem with over spray. I if I felt a ridge of paint at the edges after the spokes were dry, I lightly sanded it away. If I had sprayed the spokes, I certainly would have masked the areas that were supposed to stay...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 Model R
Replies: 34
Views: 1964

Re: 1907 Model R

It has a four cylinder engine with the water pump sticking out into the radiator, so it's either a Model N, R, or S. Since it has running boards and full fenders, it can't be a Model N, because Model Ns had step plates instead of running boards and cycle type fenders. So, it's either a Model R or S....
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?
Replies: 39
Views: 1690

Re: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?

I cut up a couple of coat hangers and bent the pieces into a "V" shape. I sharpened the ends so that they would bite into the spoke a bit.
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? Re safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: ? Re safety wire

I bought a spool of 0.032 stainless steel safety wire at a swap meet years ago and use it for everything. I also bought a pair of safety wire pliers at the same swap meet. Not really necessary, but they do make for a neater job. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsPR9EB4OGo
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Making good progress on the Flanders: Another Flanders owner has offered to sell me his spare original carburetor (see pic), so I won't have to run the massive Rayfield with a manifold adapter and its clunky hot air intake shroud and tube. I found a new 2 inch aluminized steel exhaust pipe with a se...
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I took the lower windshield of the Flanders to the local glass shop yesterday to have the laminated glass replaced, it had cracks in both lower corners. I also took my spare E&J side lamp door to a jewelry repair shop, it needs to have its closing clasp fittings moved so that it will fit on the oppo...
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

With the top removed as a unit and the upholstery out, I decided to work on the floor boards. The original boards were split in several places, chopped full of holes, and had patches on top of patches, so I decided to make new boards out of premium 5/8 plywood for better strength in all directions. ...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 1244

Re: Dressing the period part

I wear my newsboy cap every time I drive my T. It hangs on the choke knob when not in use. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford
Replies: 58
Views: 2627

Re: Nov./Dec. Vintage Ford

I just looked, my Nov/Dec issue of the Vintage Ford hasn't shown up yet in Hillsboro, MO. :(

I have the Nov/Dec issue of the Model T Times, haven't seen the Jan/Feb issue yet.

I did get the Jan/Feb issue of the HCCA Gazette today. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1348

Re: Physically hard to Crank

I hadn't heard the one about shims causing binding or drag over time. Is your car stored outdoors or in an un-heated garage? If so, there are some things you can do to reduce the cranking effort. 1. Leave the brake lever fully forward when the car is parked. This squeezes the oil from between the cl...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tool Roll with Tools on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Tool Roll with Tools on Ebay

For those that were looking for a complete tool kit - I have no connection to the ad or seller:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1913-1922-MODE ... Sw~mdf-faI
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Website Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Rootlieb Website Down?

I checked again this morning and the site is back up. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!

Update - I found a set of five on Ebay - they'll need some cleaning up, but they'll do the job. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

Very interesting, thank you for posting that picture! The key piece appears to be the rim nut. Its inner threads must match Schrader 777, while the outer threads on its top must match the Schrader 726 size so that the reproduction dust cover can screw on. The rim nuts that I have have inner threads ...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Search is just using the first word of my search phrase
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Search is just using the first word of my search phrase

I can't comment about the forum search software, but I use Google for my searches of the forum. Just add "MTFCA" to your search string, for example:

"what oil to use mtfca"

:)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

I don't have any covers yet, hoping to find some originals. If you have some reproduction covers that successfully screw onto the tops of original rim nuts, please post pictures, I would love to see them. Larry is right, when an incorrect reproduction part is made, it forces the creation of other in...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

Thanks, whatever you have would be appreciated. They need to be at least 2 1/4 inches tall to fit over a 777 stem. There are shorter ones (2 inches) around that fit an 888 stem, but are too short for a 777 stem.
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 448

WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!

I just purchased five of the new reproduction knurled rim nuts from Dan McEachern, now I'm looking for five of the original brass dust covers that screw onto the top of the rim nuts, does anyone have a set? My understanding is that the current reproduction knurled dust covers thread directly onto th...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Website Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Rootlieb Website Down?

I tried to go to the Rottlieb website and It says the website can't be found, is it a temporary outage, or did they take it down for good?
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

The side lamps have been sold to brassford, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 2004

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

True story - when I was still working at a large defense firm, one of my young direct reports was complaining that a co-worker was not responding to their emails. Of course, I suggested that they pick up the phone and call the person. They said in horror, "Oh no, that's way too formal."! So, with so...
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

Brassford, I sent a reply to your PM regarding the side lamps, please check for it, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

The Neverout license bracket (Item G) has been sold to Rick, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

Dan, I sent you a reply to your query on the Splitdorf coil units (items H and I), look for it, thanks! :)

Update - the Splitdorf coil units (items H and I) have been sold to Dan, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

The speedometer bracket (Item E) is sold to Austin, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20
Replies: 7
Views: 495

OT For Sale - Lights and Other Left Over Parts from My Flanders 20

As is normal for car projects, I have accumulated some parts that I won't be using on my Flanders 20. They came with the car, but have been replaced with more correct or better parts. Maybe somebody will want them for their project? The two Splitdorf transformer/switch units (items H and I) don't se...
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Watchout
Replies: 21
Views: 2037

Re: Watchout

I hope I'm not around to see it, but some day people will not be able to function in society without Borg implants. :O
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1283

Re: Field Coil Tape

Check with Steve Jelf, he is rebuilding a field coil right now and may be able to tell you where he got his tape. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

On that type of basket, I was told to put the carbide in the V shaped trough, not in the bottom of the basket. I guess it will work either way. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I removed the top, then tore the upholstery out of it today and boxed it up to send to Elizabeth at Class-it-Up for use as patterns. Now gluing round toothpicks in all of the holes left by the tacks. The body wood and brackets are in amazing shape. I'm on my tablet right now, but I'll edit this post...
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 124
Views: 19766

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Richard, I love seeing your fabrication projects, they're inspiring! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Edison spark plugs

I have a set of Edison 14s in my 1924 cut off touring, I like them. I installed them in 2013 and haven't touched them or looked at them since. I have three Edison 13s, but I haven't run them yet, so I can't compare them to the 14s.. If I can find a fourth one I might try them in my 1912 Flanders 20 ...
by CudaMan
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909: How red was red?
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: 1909: How red was red?

I wonder if this site could be of any help:

https://www.autocolorlibrary.com/
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 87
Views: 3605

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Update - Santa was very good to me in 2020, I managed to find a correct set of E&J side lamps, E&J tail lamp and reproduction Neverout license bracket, E&J acetylene generator, and Splitdorf transformer box for the Flanders 20. The red button on the coil box switch makes and breaks the primary curre...
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1556

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Happy birthday Stan! :)
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck fuel shut off valves
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Stuck fuel shut off valves

I take the center out of mine once a month and lube it with EZ turn, works great. :)

https://www.modeltford.com/item/2902LUB.aspx
by CudaMan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator petcock
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Radiator petcock

The thread pitch is 28 tpi, it's part of the standard for 1/8 pipe. A regular 28tpi tap won't work, regular taps are designed to cut straight sided holes. The pipe tap has a special taper shape so that the threads get tighter as you screw the fitting in, that's why you don't want to cut too deep.
by CudaMan
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator petcock
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Radiator petcock

Get a 1/8 inch pipe tap and tap the hole a bit further. Sneak up on it so that you don't go too far.

Another tip - put some grease in the flutes of the tap to catch the chips and keep them from falling into the radiator or onto the floor. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!

I touched up several spots on the Flanders today and the color match is perfect! The counter person and color scanning machine did a great job. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Custom Color Matched Exterior Enamel from Home Depot!

The chassis and undercarriage of my 1912 Flanders 20 is a rather dark, yellowish cream color and needs a lot of touch-up. I removed and cleaned up my license plate holder as best I could to use as a color reference. I could have gone to a dedicated automotive paint store, but on a whim I decided to ...
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1297

Re: Steaming Radiator

One gallon of mix isn't enough to get the thermosiphon action working, IMO. Pour in another gallon of mix, then check the level to make sure that it covers at least the tops of the radiator tubes. I usually fill mine until the level is up to the bottom of the splash guard at the bottom of the radiat...
by CudaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Hot Air Pipe

I have not had good results with the reproduction hot air pipes. The originals aren't that hard to find, check on Ebay or post a wanted ad on the Classifieds. Your '26 should have the one-piece pipe as shown here: