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by CudaMan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Hi R.V., please put me down for one, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Top for 1923

Here are a few photos of the finished car with the top complete and custom side curtains (from Classtique) installed. You can see a few wrinkles from having to stretch the top so much at the rear corners to meet the notch in the rear curtain. Still, not bad for a first attempt IMO. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!

Oops, I see the issue - the thread is over in the "forum support" section. Can one of the moderators please move it to the General Discussion section?

My understanding is that the forum support section is for reporting problems and discussing solutions for forum software. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Just Happened? Thread Gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 490

What Just Happened? Thread Gone!

Someone posted a thread in (I thought) the General Discussion area asking about using roadster upholstery and top parts for his 1923 cut-off touring project. I posted three replies (total of 15 pictures) showing how I did that very thing on my 1924 cut-off touring. Now the whole thread is gone, did ...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Top for 1923

Here is the third of three posts showing the installation of the Classtique one-man roadster top. One thing I would have done differently - I would have installed the rear curtain a half inch higher so that I wouldn't have to stretch the rear portion of the upper top so much to meet the rear curtain...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Top for 1923

Here are some more pictures from the roadster upholstery and top installation on my 1924 cut-off touring (now a pickup). The car came to me with a Cartouche upholstery kit for a roadster, it fit the front seat of the touring just fine. If it had been up to me, I would have bought a Classtique uphols...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top for 1923
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Top for 1923

I didn't know any better, so I forged ahead and bought roadster irons, sockets, bows, and a Classtique one-man roadster top kit for my 1924 cut-off touring. I had to modify (break) one arm on each of the rear brackets that the top saddle irons screw into so that they would sit in the corners correct...
by CudaMan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free tire shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: free tire shipping

Thanks for the info! I just placed an order from their website and it didn't mention the free shipping, maybe the shipping charge will be removed before they charge my card. Oops, I see the issue, I missed the note on their home page to enter the discount code - I'll call them to get the code applie...
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: How do you Downshift?

You can practice getting a "feel" for where neutral is on the clutch pedal with the engine shut off and the car sitting still (on level ground, with a front wheel chocked if needed). With the parking brake lever fully forward (transmission in high gear), press the clutch pedal down slowly. At first ...
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Looks good! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - new lower price

Got them, payment has been sent along with an email confirming my address, thanks!
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: For Sale: Kingston L4 carburetor - new lower price

I'll take it, send me a PM with your email address and I'll pay via Paypal. I like the Kingston L4 on my 1924, I'll grab this one as a working spare. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Spark Plug Boxes

Here's a pattern for a blank box. You can scan or find on the web whatever graphics you want and paste them onto this blank to create your own custom spark plug boxes. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spark Plug Boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Spark Plug Boxes

A lot of the antique spark plugs that show up on Ebay and swap meets are missing their original boxes. To address this issue with some of my plugs, I scanned an original Edison 14 box and saved it as a .jpg file. If your original box has some flaws in it, you can use a photo editing program to fill ...
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Awesome! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

So far, all of my driving has been on paved roads, so my splash pans are all painted up and sitting in the basement. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

Wayne, please check your email, I sent you an email via the forum. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Beautiful! Will you be making some matching sacrificial floor mats to protect the carpet?
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

Edison 14s do show up on Ebay occasionally, but you have to have to have a sharp eye - often one or two will be mixed in with a random bunch of plugs for sale, or it will be identified as an Edison, but the description won't spell out that it is a 14 or for a Model T. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

If you don't mind, please post a picture of the worn plug. Unless the electrodes are worn down to a nub, I would think that filing the electrode edges back to their original shape and regapping would make it work good as new. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

If you're single, put it in your oven set on "clean". :)
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3015

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Most garage door openers have up and down stop adjustments on the control unit. Adjust the up stop so that the bottom of the door rises up enough so that you have use of the entire height of the garage opening. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil weight
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Oil weight

If they're both the same brand (and probably even if they're not), your theory about mixing them is probably correct. I do it all the time if I end up with some "orphan" oil. It goes into the jug that eventually ends up in the Model T. So far, no harm no foul. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Survey

My Betsy came to me with a Jack Rabbit clutch. I have no complaints about it. It is "grabby" compared to the stock all-steel clutch, so I have to ease it into high instead of letting the pedal "snap" up. I have a Watts clutch on the shelf if the Jack Rabbit ever gives out. Sorry, it isn't for sale. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1929 Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: 1929 Model T

According to Wikipedia (gasp!), Ford continued to produce Model T engines up through August 1941: "The T engine was produced continuously from September 27, 1908, through August 4, 1941, exactly 12,000 days. This makes it one of the longest engines in series production, especially considering that t...
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Running Lean and Hot
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Running Lean and Hot

Here's my understanding of it, FWIW. For gasoline, the chemically ideal ratio of air to fuel is around 14.7 to one. This assumes perfect mixing of the air and fuel. Since the mixing is rarely perfect, most cars are set up to run a bit on the rich side of ideal, this helps ensure that all of the oxyg...
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I've never spoken with Henry Ford or his contemporaries, so I can't be positive. Period Ford catalog photos on pages 198 and 199 of Bruce's book show the sedan with assist handles, at least on the driver's side as shown in the illustrations. The photo on page 202 (and a closeup on page 203) are labe...
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gilmer Rebound Straps
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Gilmer Rebound Straps

I found my rebound straps in the mens wear section at Walmart, they work great. :)
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

See pages 202 and 207 of Bruce's book to see photos of an original sedan "assist handle". :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paintless Dent Guy
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Paintless Dent Guy

A long time Mopar friend of mine has operated a paintless dent repair business for decades. He has a rack of tools and loads of patience, but he can work wonders. Dealers pay him big money to tap the dents out of their inventory after a hailstorm. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

I had four Harbor Freight stands that I bought cheap at a garage sale. The numbers on them didn't match the notice, but they sure matched the pictures, so I tossed them anyway.
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: 1915 Firewall bracket: Correct fasteners?

Note how Steve's original bracket is spot faced at the bolt hole so that the bolt head sits flat. The current reproduction brackets that I have seen don't have the spot facing. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Heating problem still

------------- Heresy Alert! -------------- Heresy Alert! --------------- It wouldn't be pretty, but if your car has already been converted to a starter, generator and battery there are inline electric water pumps used on some newer cars. They're all designed to work on 12 volts negative ground of co...
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heating problem still
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Heating problem still

Are you sure you need the water pump? Perhaps the stationary pump impeller is blocking the natural thermosiphon circulation of the coolant after the engine is shut off. :)
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

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

https://www.hcca.org/classifieds.php?cars
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fender braces, period accessory item, for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Fender braces, period accessory item, for sale

Hi Tim, I just sent you an email about getting one original orphan end (or a pair if you only have pairs that you don't want to break up). :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Wonderful work! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 756

Re: Pad for belly sling?

Here's the one on Betsy, my 1924 cut-off touring. I installed it because one of my pan ears had a weld repair and I wanted extra support in case the weld ever failed. Note how the nuts firmly clamp the hooks onto the threaded rods to prevent relative movement that can cause the hooks to rub a groove...
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 756

Re: Pad for belly sling?

I stuck a dense piece of foam sheet on mine, but it has probably worn through by now. Leather sounds like a better plan. Be sure to cut a hole to allow access for the oil drain plug! :)
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor glass pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: 1926 Tudor glass pattern

Here you go. :)
by CudaMan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3015

Re: What have you done in June 2020

John, if you haven't already, you can install a fuse in the location shown in the diagram to protect everything downstream from the starting switch (except for the starter and starting wire itself):
by CudaMan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 35897

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

If you decide you want vinyl upholstery, you might consider asking Classtique to make a custom kit for you using "distressed" vinyl to go with the patina on the rest of the car. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Gas Headlights Piping
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Model T Gas Headlights Piping

Earlier discussions on the subject: https://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1915-16H.htm http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/868807.html?1527859810 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/649417.html?1465890913 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/284488.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/mes...
by CudaMan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: New Member from Denver

Welcome! Do you have any pictures of your project?
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: anyone know how to fit side curtains?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: anyone know how to fit side curtains?

I found this diagram elsewhere on the forum, it may be an illustration from a vendor's instructions:
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: anyone know how to fit side curtains?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: anyone know how to fit side curtains?

Wow, you are one lucky kid, 13 years old and you own a 1924 Model T Touring car! Welcome to the forum! :) Here is a link to an old thread showing some pictures of 1924 touring cars with the front side curtains mounted. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/113888.html?1258043640 Here is a link ...
by CudaMan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Set of Original Rear Spring Clamps, T-3848-B
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: WANTED: Set of Original Rear Spring Clamps, T-3848-B

I don't have any extras, but here is a link to a collection of them on Ebay, hopefully a good pair of rear ones are in there somewhere. I have no connection to the seller or the ad: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-34-Used-Ford-Model-T-Leaf-Spring-Clamp-Clips/172348105993?hash=item2820bf6509:g:3vcAAO...
by CudaMan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel

According to the Encyclopedia, 1922 was the last year for a gas tank cover. It served a useful purpose, but deleting it after 1922 saved a few pennies per car. I don't like having the seat springs rubbing directly on the top of the tank of my 1924, so I use a piece of corrugated cardboard cut to sha...
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior panel metal clips - 26 Tudor door & side panel
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Interior panel metal clips - 26 Tudor door & side panel

Never had to use them for a Model T, but in my previous life as a Mopar guy I preferred these clips to the wire ones. :)

http://retro-motive.com/door-trim-panel ... ty-25-847/
by CudaMan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1927 Coupe on St. Louis Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 259

1927 Coupe on St. Louis Craigslist

I have no connection to the seller or the ad:

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/sa ... 39819.html
by CudaMan
Fri May 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 58
Views: 6391

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

I had this adventure in Betsy, my 1924 Model T cut-off touring (now a pickup) just yesterday: I left the house around 9:30 am in the Model T to drive one of my normal routes from my house to the town of Otto, a 16 mile round trip. On the way north, I had to stop briefly with some other cars for some...
by CudaMan
Fri May 29, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I need to get a good used industrial walking foot machine. My 1946 Singer 15-91 doesn't have a walking foot and it struggles to sew through more than two layers of vinyl. They make walking foot attachements, but the ones I have seen are made of cheap plastic and don't look like they would be up to t...
by CudaMan
Fri May 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 1312

Re: Fall Hershey

I called the hotel this morning to see about moving my reservations from 2020 to 2021. The desk clerk said that the governor has decreed that hotels HAVE to offer free cancellations or changes to reservations affected by the pandemic (with no corresponding compensation to the hotels), but the decree...
by CudaMan
Thu May 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I had a dream
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: I had a dream

Was your dream like this? :)
by CudaMan
Thu May 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rochester Duesenberg
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Rochester Duesenberg

Kind of a longshot, but doesn't Jay Leno have a Rochester Duesenberg engine in his ReVere? Maybe his water pump was rotted out and his shop made a replacement using their digital 3D scanner and CNC machine. If they did, maybe they could make another one for you! You'll never know if you don't ask. :)
by CudaMan
Wed May 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing rear wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Removing rear wheels

If Charlie's method doesn't work, go back to the hub puller, but make sure the wheel opposite of the one you're trying to pull is jacked up off the ground and use a hand sledge or an air hammer to whack the center bolt. :)
by CudaMan
Tue May 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 5008

Re: How cold do you drive?

I have driven mine with the temperature in the teens as long as the roads are clear. I do use side curtains and I have a rudimentary home made exhaust shroud heater. It isn't very powerful, but it's better than nothing and shows that I at least tried. :)
by CudaMan
Mon May 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 1345

Re: Kelsey loose-lug wheels

I wonder if a prior owner cut a taper into some of your loose lugs so that they would work with the cone nuts. If you want to switch to all flat nuts, the vendors sell modern reproductions of the lugs and nuts. Unfortunately the modern lugs will not have the embossing. https://www.modeltford.com/ite...
by CudaMan
Mon May 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose-lug wheels
Replies: 40
Views: 1345

Re: Kelsey loose lug-wheels

Kelsey wheels use loose lugs with flat back nuts and have felloes and rims like this:
by CudaMan
Sun May 24, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One Man Touring Top and Other Parts on St. Louis Craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 270

One Man Touring Top and Other Parts on St. Louis Craigslist

I have no connection to these ads or the sellers, just providing links in case somebody is interested: https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/fallon-model-top/7129100433.html https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/saint-louis-ford-model-parts/7107356817.html https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/saint-ch...
by CudaMan
Sun May 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor

The files are .zip files (compressed). You need to unzip them using the program Winzip (downloadable for free, just do a Google search). :)
by CudaMan
Wed May 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need to make It easier to work on Model T axles
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: I need to make It easier to work on Model T axles

Will you be able to install the radius rods with the driveshaft already bolted to the housing?
by CudaMan
Tue May 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need to make It easier to work on Model T axles
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: I need to make It easier to work on Model T axles

Great setup! Sure beats the trash can that I used to support my driveshaft housing. I did cut a hole in a 2x10 and bolted it to my workbench to support the axle housing. :)
by CudaMan
Sat May 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Adjusting Radius Rods
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Model T Adjusting Radius Rods

You want both radius rods adjusted to the same length, but you also want to make sure that you don't pull the axle tubes too far forward. The axle tubes should both end up at right angles to the driveshaft.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 1358116875
by CudaMan
Fri May 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: photo from a phone
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: photo from a phone

Try emailing the photo to yourself, then open the email and save the attached photo to your desktop for insertion into the forum. :)
by CudaMan
Wed May 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Contact Stan Howe, he knows those Strombergs backwards and forwards. :)
by CudaMan
Wed May 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Beautiful! :)

Please post a link to a Youtube video of its first startup and run. :)
by CudaMan
Wed May 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1279

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

Just ask for a Group 1 6V battery. I got the one I have now at Auto Zone. The one before that I got at CarQuest.

I believe that Tractor Supply also carries them. :)
by CudaMan
Mon May 04, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Took out the 1964 Imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Took out the 1964 Imperial

Nice! :) :)
by CudaMan
Sat May 02, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

Adam's statement perfectly summarizes the difference between a wood that has high strength but low work of fracture (Oak or Maple) versus a wood with high strength AND a high work of fracture (Hickory). :)
by CudaMan
Sat May 02, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

Stick with hickory. It has the best combination of high strength (ability to carry a load) and a high work of fracture (resistance to shattering, otherwise known as toughness). :)

https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplg ... 3/ch04.pdf
by CudaMan
Fri May 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI National Tour Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: MTFCI National Tour Cancelled

Not exactly on topic, but I saw that the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh is cancelled for this year also.
by CudaMan
Fri May 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stromberg Throttle and Choke shaft kits For Sale - Sold Out
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Stromberg Throttle and Choke shaft kits For Sale

Hi Scott, I'll take one of each, check your email, thanks! :)
by CudaMan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5469

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

I noticed that the top framing on Betsy rubs on the top material when the top is down, to the point where it has worn a small hole in the rear curtain. So today, I glued and sewed a small patch onto the inside of the curtain where the abrasion takes place. Not so much to plug the hole, rather to pro...
by CudaMan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More hard cranking problems on the 1909
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: More hard cranking problems on the 1909

Is it even possible to remove and replace demountable bands through the small opening in the early hogshead? Just trying to learn.
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More tape please
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: More tape please

Good advice!

Another shipping tip - if you're shipping something metal and heavy, don't use those foam packing peanuts - the part will shred the peanuts in transit and the shreds will find their way into all the little crevices in the part. Use bubble wrap or even wadded up newspaper instead. :)
by CudaMan
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas vs. Electric - 1920's Style!
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Gas vs. Electric - 1920's Style!

Interesting article on the merits of gas vs. electric cars of the 1920s:

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/comp ... -model-90/
by CudaMan
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replating a R.V. Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Replating a R.V. Mirror

A quick Google search revealed this company in New York:

http://www.waltersmirror.com/mirror_resilvering.php

Or this company:

http://historicinteriors.com/mirror-res ... o-mirrors/
by CudaMan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-spoking wood wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Re-spoking wood wheels

Oops, my bad, I should have picked up that he said he has a '27. I am not aware of any wood spoke length variations for 21 inch wheels, just variations in the tenon diameters, does anyone know differently?
by CudaMan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: New coil ring polarity question

Do a Google search for "model t ford magnet recharge youtube", there are some good videos showing the procedure, both in the car and with the flywheel assembly on the bench with a coil ring placed on top of it. :)
by CudaMan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-spoking wood wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Re-spoking wood wheels

Hayes felloes also use the slightly longer spokes (Kelsey and Hayes were separate companies in the days of the Model T). If you have Kelsey felloes, they will have four slots punched into them for the separate lugs to bear against. If you have Hayes felloes, they may be stamped "Hayes" somewhere one...
by CudaMan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: New coil ring polarity question

The magnetism is in the permanent magnets, not the coils. For the coils to generate magnetism, you would have to apply a small amount of DC voltage between the output terminal (the solder button on top) and the coil unit frame. If you decide to do that as a test, I think you will find that the polar...
by CudaMan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Project on St. Louis Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 331

TT Project on St. Louis Craigslist

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

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/na ... 68853.html
by CudaMan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - New Stromberg Idle Jets - Sold Out
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: FS - New Stromberg Idle Jets - Now only 1 available

Scott, If you confirm that Ken paid for one but he never received it, he can have the last one instead of me. I will hold off sending my check until I hear back from you one way or the other. :)
by CudaMan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - New Stromberg Idle Jets - Sold Out
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: FS - New Stromberg Idle Jets - Now only 1 available

Hi Scott, email sent - Mark Strange :)
by CudaMan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts on St. Louis Craigslist
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Model T Parts on St. Louis Craigslist

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

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/d/sa ... 56817.html
by CudaMan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Board under Rear Seat.
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Re: Board under Rear Seat.

Original seat springs had retention prongs? I learned something new today! :)
by CudaMan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1684

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Note in Steve's photo how his front pan bolts are installed upside down from the rest to provide more clearance for the timer terminals. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber mats in a closed car
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Rubber mats in a closed car

Be aware that Snyder's sells an "untrimmed" rubber front floor mat that has a generous amount of extra material all around compared to their pre-trimmed mats. I used one to custom cut a front mat for my 1925 Touring body. :)
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41299

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Bruce's book talks about the 1915 -1916 sedans starting on page 201. It mentions that 1915 sedans had an aluminum body and different splash shields and rear fenders from the "other models", but by 1916 it had a steel body and used the same splash shields and rear fenders as the "other models". It me...
by CudaMan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Board under Rear Seat.
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Re: Board under Rear Seat.

My 1925 touring body rear seat area currently looks like Dan's pictures, a single 3/4 inch thick board that fits into slots in the sides of the seat pan and is held with a single slotted wood screw on each side. The board is placed so that it will provide support for the seat bottom springs. It is s...
by CudaMan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Board under Rear Seat.
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Re: Board under Rear Seat.

This is a very interesting thread! Did 1925 Touring cars have a board under the rear seat springs? I know that the front seat did not have a board, I guess Henry figured it was OK for the front seat springs to sit on the gas tank. On my 1924 cut-off touring (now a pickup), I didn't like seeing witne...
by CudaMan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing degrees after top dead center ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1684

Re: Timing degrees after top dead center ??

Look right to me, well done! Now make sure that the timing lever on the steering column is fully up, and adjust the timing rod length (by bending as required) so that the end slips into the timer arm without disturbing its position. Then, have a helper move the timing lever through its full range an...