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by CudaMan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison 14 spark plugs recommended gap?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Edison 14 spark plugs recommended gap?

I run 0.030 on mine with no problems. My car is missing its magneto and running a Truefire ignition.
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: band spring selection
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: band spring selection

Can you post the free lengths of the two types of springs so that folks can measure the ones they have on the shelf to determine what they have? Thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Engels Coach Shop Youtube Site was Hacked - Now Fixed!
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Engels Coach Shop Youtube Site Hacked

Great news! I got an email from Dave Engel today saying that he has his site back, so any revenue from views of his videos now go to him as intended. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Listening to the World Series 1926
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Old Photo-Listening to the World Series 1926

Neat pic! I remember my classmates in grade school in 1967 sneaking pocket AM radios into class and running the earphone wire up under their shirts so that they could listen to the Cardinal World Series games without the teacher couldn't seeing it. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Engine number question

Looks like a casting number, I would assume that it means that the block was cast on 5/23/1918. Makes sense, since according to Bruce's book, engine serial number C171352 was assembled in early August 1918.
by CudaMan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6544

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I removed my hot air pipe and installed my air filter for warm weather driving. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6544

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

It finally got warm enough yesterday for me to go for a ride in Betsy with the top down and side curtains off. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

I had many of my rims blasted and powder coated at a local powder coat shop, one to four in a batch as I found them at swap meets. The powder coater was a car guy and was excited about helping a fellow hobbyist get his Model T on the road. I wasn't in a hurry, so the guy held on each batch of rims u...
by CudaMan
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

All I know about them is what is in the linked older post. They are made in Australia from mild steel and Andrew Brand knows the person in Australia that makes them. Here is a link to Andrew Brand's profile in the older forum in case you want to contact him: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/8025...
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 92
Views: 2357

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

My Betsy is a 1924, but she was titled as a 1923 by the previous owner. I chose not to correct the year when I applied for a new title (one less thing to explain to the DMV). I toyed with the idea of replacing my Missouri antique plate with an original year of manufacture plate, but which year? To c...
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

If you have a rim with sharp edges that you absolutely must save, one approach would be to obtain a pair of "rim savers", they are made in Australia. I got mine through the kind efforts of Andrew Brand, I don't know if he is still able to obtain them and ship them to the US. http://www.mtfca.com/dis...
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus

If shipping takes longer than a couple of days, any virus on the part or wrapping will have degraded by the time it reaches you.

Now, if your delivery carrier unknowingly carries the virus and coughs on your package, all bets are off. :O
by CudaMan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t handbrake
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Model t handbrake

Page 25 of the service manual has the Ford procedure for adjusting the length of the hand brake rods. Be careful not to adjust the brake rods too short or they will prevent the brake lever from going forward enough to allow full spring pressure on the high gear clutch pack, possibly causing clutch s...
by CudaMan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Engels Coach Shop Youtube Site was Hacked - Now Fixed!
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Engels Coach Shop Youtube Site was Hacked - Now Fixed!

I know many of you enjoy watching Dave Engel's coach shop videos on Youtube. Be aware that Dave's Youtube site has been hacked and stolen. On my machine, the site shows up now as "Microsoft News". :( The videos are still there, but the income from views of those videos are no longer going to Dave, t...
by CudaMan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1911 Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: 1911 Touring

Wow, very nice! Thanks Jim. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What happened to Royce’s site?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: What happened to Royce’s site?

I made a contribution to his site and in his thank you note he mentioned that he is in the process of moving from Texas to Oklahoma. Once he is settled in, he'll pick up working on the site again. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1911 Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: 1911 Touring

Why not post a few teaser pictures here? :)
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1879

Re: Radiator Caps

I have an original stamped radiator cap for my 1924, but I can't use it because it's too tight a fit in the neck of my replacement radiator. One of the vendor supplied cast and plated caps fits much better. A perfect example of a deviation in a reproduction part driving deviations in other reproduct...
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guess what this is and what happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Guess what this is and what happened.

Those Bendix keys are a lively bunch, they seem to pop out of position at the slightest provocation. I found mine once on top of my transmission door screen, it got tossed up and caught by the magnet. Without the key in place, all the starter force is taken by the spring bolts and they won't last mo...
by CudaMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Re: Turn signals

My Betsy came with the turn signals available from the vendors. The front ones are on little angle brackets that bolt to the front fender irons and the rear ones are on long stalks that space them down from the rear of the frame so that they can be seen even though they are tucked up below the picku...
by CudaMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket making
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Gasket making

Scroll down near the bottom of this page:

https://www.mcmaster.com/cork-gaskets
by CudaMan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Install 27 Front Floorboards
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: How to Install 27 Front Floorboards

I have my brake lever bent over to the left on my 1924 for more foot room. This made it impossible to get the rear floor board up past both the brake lever and my center Ruckstell shifter. I ended up cutting a notch out of the brake lever slot and re-attaching it with screws and a sheet metal plate ...
by CudaMan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4533

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Glad you found the problem! :)
by CudaMan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

No, there is nothing to hold the rod down in the front clip, it's just a pocket for the pivot rod to reset in.

It sounds like your middle hood hinge could use a good oiling. That will allow the hinge to move freely and prevent the hinge rod from popping up when you open the hood. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Top
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: 1915 Top

Maybe this will be of help. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Here are pictures of a 1909 Dorris touring car that was displayed by George P. Dorris III (grandson of George Preston Dorris) at the 2018 Brass & Nickel show at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Here is a picture of a 1917 Dorris sedan on display at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation and another picture of a 1924 Dorris touring car and Dorris truck displayed at the 2017 St. Louis AACA Easter car show (this year's show has been cancelled like everything else).
by CudaMan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Click-A-Shay
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Click-A-Shay

Very clever!
by CudaMan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A cold drive
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: A cold drive

I installed one of these near the top of my windshield so that I could see traffic lights with the top up. Works great! I have one on my Honda Element also. :)

https://lightinsight.com/
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6544

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

So Steve, what's the verdict, did any of the valves or seats show signs of not sealing properly prior to grinding?
by CudaMan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6544

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I've been driving mine a lot more now that I sold my 1971 Plymouth GTX. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I have an older classified ad for parts ??
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: I have an older classified ad for parts ??

I think the moderators have put a minimum of 10 characters on posts, try "bumping to the top" or something else with at least 10 characters. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aschman, Fahnestock, and the K.R. Wilson valve timing tool?
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Aschman, Fahnestock, and the K.R. Wilson valve timing tool?

Do folks still adjust their valves using the piston position method, or has that been replaced by setting a consistent lash for each intake valve and a consistent, but slightly larger lash for each exhaust valve. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear window curtain 1921
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: rear window curtain 1921

According to the MTFCA Encyclopedia, the last year for the roll-up rear curtain was 1914.

https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/S-T.htm#top
by CudaMan
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1509

Re: Ignition key stolen!

I need to make one of those jumpers and carry it in my tool box, just so that the ignition switch knows who's boss and never fails. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24068

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Not related to this build, but a funny Centerdoor story. Last year a friend and I were walking through the car corral at Hershey and there were a couple of guys sitting in a Model T Centerdoor checking it out. The passenger was twisting this way and that and we overheard him asking the other guy, "h...
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

Dan's photo shows another feature of the currently available driveshafts that cause me to worry - note that the blend radius at the base of the square section is much tighter on the reproduction than the original. That could increase the stress at the fillet, increasing the chance for a crack. :(
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

I found the same thing on a new reproduction drive shaft that I bought, I had to file on the chamfers a bunch to get the driveshaft to fit smoothly into the back of the transmission. Just another case of a low cost supplier cutting (or not cutting enough!) corners. :(
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Free Top
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Free Top

A "Patina" feeding frenzy! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mr Frugal meet your match-Video
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Mr Frugal meet your match-Video

Love it! Why can't all sewing machines have steerable presser feet?
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware

I haven't heard back from Steven, so I guess he found what he needed from somebody else. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Soaking brass carburator floats
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Soaking brass carburator floats

Try Tarn-X, sold in most grocery stores in the cleaner aisle for cleaning silver. Should only take a few minutes, not hours. Rinse well with water after use.

Actually, almost any mild acid would probably work, even lemon juice. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: WTB: Metal inner tube stem hardware

Steven, I don't have any extra stems or bridge washers, but I do have four hex OEM rim nuts with the leather pads/washers, see pic. I also have three of the hex nuts that clamp down on top of the bridge washer, do you need any of those? If interested, PM or email me with your offer and I will reply ...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Looks and sounds great, congratulations! :)
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 2326

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

I got the same "how are you doing, need a favor" email - deleted it. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1951

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

I use EZ turn like Chad says. I have to disassemble the valve and re-apply EZ turn every month or so, no big deal. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison #14 spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: WTB Edison #14 spark plugs

Steve, a package is on its way to you, check your email. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6770

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Good idea to polish the seal section of the axles, Dean.

I wonder if there is such a thing as an inexpensive crack inspection kit (florescent penetrant) to check used axles for cracks before installation.
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

My eBay search criteria for Model T parts is: "model t ford" -fits -fit's I also select a filter to exclude the sellers: macs-auto-parts johnnylawmotors ecklersautomotive whiteracingproductsllc If another seller tries to overwhelm the search engine with their ads, I won't hesitate to add them to the...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4533

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Could it be a mismatch between early and late parts that has taken up all of the play between the clutch and brake drums? I seem to recall that early transmissions had a different shim pack than the later ones.

https://www.modeltford.com/item/3320BW.aspx
by CudaMan
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1773

Re: bicycle speedometer

I have had bad luck with the durability of bicycle speedometers, even on my bicycles, so I would echo Steve's comments on their suitability for a Model T. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: question about exhaust/intake manifold stud bolt material ???
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: question about exhaust/intake manifold material ???

If it were me, I would go grade 5. I don't remember the exact explanation why, but I was always taught that the end of the stud that goes into the casting should have coarse threads and the end with the nut should be fine thread. The studs should go into the casting only finger tight. If you are goi...
by CudaMan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6770

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

I finished the fabrication of the hood blanket for Betsy today, here are some pics:
by CudaMan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6770

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

I started work on a hood blanket to go with the winter front I made last month. Dan Killecut was kind enough to send me some pictures of his to use as inspiration. I taped up and cut out some sheets of newspaper to make a pattern, then used the pattern to cut some black woven blanket material from W...
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I always wondered if the spindle arms were somehow "indexed" to the spindles, now I know they aren't and have to be allowed to find their correct twist before tightening and cotter pinning the nuts. Thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT on St. Louis Craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 252

TT on St. Louis Craigslist

I have no connection to the seller or listing, just thought someone might be interested.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/na ... 52694.html
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4678

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

A few more pics of the finished winter front. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4678

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

I just barely made it by the end of January, but I finished the winter front for Betsy today. I used common sense fasteners instead of snaps to attach the main flap. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 2392

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Maybe it's my bad eyes, but it looks to me in Steve's video that the pin is loose in the flywheel and is moving with the triple gear when Steve wiggles it. :?
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4678

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Continuing with my winterfront project, I finished cutting out all of the vinyl pieces and bought some heavy interfacing (backing) material to help give the vinyl some stiffness so that it will hold its shape (except for the roll-up center flap, of course). I also sewed the pieces together for the s...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1620

Re: Which is correct?

The service manual illustrations show the nuts to the rear on both axles. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4678

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

I'm cutting out the pieces of black vinyl needed to make a winter front for Betsy. The sides will have more seams than absolutely necessary, but I wanted to make maximum use of the material I have available. I still need to cut out the part for the center roll-up flap and make a strap to hold the fl...
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4678

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Mark, thank you for posting those winter front pictures! I may try to make one like it on my old sewing machine using some top material I have around. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The red is gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: The red is gone?

Are you logged in? The site can only know which ones you have read and which you haven't if it knows who you are by logging in. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Click on Larry's name in one of the linked threads and send him a PM. There may also be an option on the PM screen to send him an email directly.
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Larry also posted pics of the original roll that the side curtains were wrapped in, the bag that the vendors sell is not correct. I ended up making my own roll using the dimensions that Larry provided. His thread is in the forum somewhere, if I find it I will edit this post and add a link. :) Links!...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Still more pics of NOS 1925 roadster side curtains:
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

That's why you need to contact Larry directly. Be aware that some of the correct fasteners (Anzo) are very hard to find these days. Most folks use "lift the dot" fasteners instead. In the meantime, here are some pictures of NOS 1925 roadster side curtains that were posted elsewhere on the forum a wh...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: 1925 roadster side curtain fasteners install location

Larry Smith has a 1925 roadster pickup and made his own side curtains using Ford factory drawings, he is the expert on the correct fasteners and their locations:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1239027671

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1305234662
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

Here's the thread where Mark O. shows the use of the OEM puller (the one he later sold). :)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1487704581
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Homecoming?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: 2020 Homecoming?

Thanks Tom, I should have looked there first. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Homecoming?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

2020 Homecoming?

Any info on homecoming 2020? No update on the home page yet. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

I have a puller just like your big one. It used to be my "go to" persuader until I got my press. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: What shackle is this?

They look like modern replacements to me. They may work fine as long as you have oilers on your springs and perches, they just won't look OEM. The design with nuts and cotter pins on both ends looks stronger to me than some of the modern repops with pressed-in splined shafts on one end. Those can lo...
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 118
Views: 6288

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Looks like you're making good progress. Those wishbone ball cap studs/nuts need to be wired to each other, not cotter pinned. If you use cotter pins, the nuts will be retained on the studs, but the studs can still back out from the pan. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/762688.html?1497125...
by CudaMan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 3499

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

Donnie, when you're ready, let us in the first batch know what the cost is including shipping and how you want to be paid, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield attached Mirror Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Windshield attached Mirror Installation

I fitted one of those on my 1924. Probably wrong, but I only drilled the inside of the upper windshield frame and attached the mirror with a couple of slotted round head sheet metal screws. I have an original 1925 windshield frame that came with my 1925 touring body, it has factory drilled holes for...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Top mounting body irons runabout 1925

The bottom hole of the bracket is bolted to the body using one of the door latch bolts. Look or measure to see which bracket has a lower hole that lines up with the door latch. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: model T values

I agree with Scott, for your first T, buy a well running car in good condition. You will be able to enjoy it immediately and there will still be plenty to do to in routine maintenance to keep you busy. Once you are fully familiar and confident working on and operating your first T, THEN you can star...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Touring-replace front windshield rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 1927 Touring-replace front windshield rubber

On my 1924, the gasket between the cowl and the base of the lower windshield frame kept slipping out of place during installation, so I taped it down in a few strategic places with blue masking tape first. Once the windshield frame was in place, I was able to pull the masking tape out, leaving the g...
by CudaMan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: plating
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: plating

You may already know this, but Model T parts were nickel plated from the factory, not chrome. I have had good luck using a Caswell nickel plating kit to plate my own small parts (after I clean and polish them of course, and no, I don't plate parts for other people). Here is a link to Caswell's websi...
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new roller timer
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Installing new roller timer

Mark or remember which way the old roller is pointed so that you can install the new one in the same orientation. Some camshafts have the hole for the pin drilled all the way through, so it is possible to install the roller 180 degrees out if you aren't careful. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

I cut the uprights of my press and bolted in very beefy extensions with way oversize grade 8 bolts.

In retrospect, I could have also bolted extensions to the bottoms of the base irons. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Cimorelli contact?

No, I haven't had a need to try it, sorry. :(
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column and control rods
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Steering column and control rods

Since you have the later single piece gear case, yes, you have to bend the ears (after annealing them so that they don't break). Folks with the earlier two-piece gear cases could grind off the rivets holding the two parts of the case together and slide the rods out without bending the ears. http://w...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 1227

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

Glad you fixed it and thanks for providing closure for this thread! :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 389
Views: 24068

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

The MTFCI Judging Standards, Seventh Edition, says that splash shields (aprons) for 1915 had an "Embossed Curve" at the back end. For 1916, it says that splash shields (aprons) had an "Embossed Curve" at the back end and that by August 1916 the shield was modified to follow the lines of the new crow...
by CudaMan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4678

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Yup, a crack and extruded material on top where the sleeve carries the weight of the car, pretty much normal wear.

Please be sure to replace that spring steel reinforced inner seal with the modern neoprene seal, those steel "fingers" can rub on the axle shaft, creating an area for cracks to form. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cimorelli contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Cimorelli contact?

There appears to be a way to contact the webmaster on the base site:

http://www.cimorelli.com/