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by cudaman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Looks pretty normal to me for a slow revving four cylinder engine. Is your 1915 still having starting difficulties?
by cudaman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 70
Views: 4790

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

For those with access to Facebook, I have posted hundreds of pics from Hershey on my Facebook page. Too many to post them all here. :(
by cudaman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is Rob??
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Where is Rob??

Oops, my bad, I thought Rob said earlier that he was going to bring his N, so I assumed the one I saw was his.
by cudaman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is Rob??
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Where is Rob??

Rob was at Hershey with his 1907 Model N Runabout. :)
by cudaman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey weather
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Hershey weather

I usually try to start the day with shorts and a T-shirt with a sweatshirt over it (and a hat to protect my balding head). A little chilly at first, but with all the walking and a little hot chocolate I can make it through the morning until it warms up, then I can peel off the sweatshirt and be comf...
by cudaman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 964

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

If you have a flexible wand wit a magnet on the end, push it up through the oil drain hole and let it grab the washer and nut. Then see if you can push them up the back wall of the pan until you can see them from above through the inspection cover hole. Once they are up there and you can see them, g...
by cudaman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1000

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

You can buy spokes from the vendors and do it yourself if you are so inclined. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/454203.html?1404960383 If you just want to send them off to be done, folks have good things to say about Stutzman's. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/727448.html?1488...
by cudaman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Picture Perfect Perches
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Picture Perfect Perches

The most important thing is to make sure that your front axle leans back per the diagram, providing the correct caster angle. :)
by cudaman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 22 Roadster seat question
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: 22 Roadster seat question

Earlier discussions on the subject: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/811510.html?1511644043 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/76091.html?1229654307 The discussion in the second link implies that 1922 was the last year for the factory supplied gas tank cover, at least on open cars.
by cudaman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1907 Model R Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: 1907 Model R Roadster

The link has more photos, one shows the engine number as 4884.
by cudaman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1907 Model R Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: 1907 Model R Roadster

Neat! Are you sure that it is a Model R? It appears to have Model N fenders (didn't Model Rs have full fenders and running boards?) and an Model N or S pointed rear deck (Model Rs had a rounded rear deck). What size wheels and tires does it have? :)
by cudaman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

How large is the storage building? I have a 3 car garage that I had insulated and drywalled. Then I installed one of these, turned down low to take the chill off. I can also turn it up and make the whole garage toasty if need be: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578579_200578579?cm...
by cudaman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 3877

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

Wayne, try this for posting pictures: 1. Email the pictures to yourself using your smart phone. 2. On your computer, open the email that you sent yourself and save the pictures to your desktop. 3. Get into this forum thread, create a new reply, and drag the photos from your desktop into the reply wi...
by cudaman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 1099

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

You must get the washer out, don't take a risk leaving it in there. I once dropped a band spring down into the depths of the transmission, here is how a friend and I got it out. I removed the oil drain plug, drained the oil, and fished around with a magnet tipped flexible wand through the oil drain ...
by cudaman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

In another post Dan Hatch mentioned that he will be in the Chocolate field, spaces CR32 -38. :)
by cudaman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1 Boyco can with cap
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: WTB 1 Boyco can with cap

Larry LaPatka just advertised one, here is his post:

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7069
by cudaman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Boyco Gas can with Boyco Cap
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Boyco Gas can with Boyco Cap

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

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6995
by cudaman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 2109

Re: Model T Auction

I would sure like to attend this auction, but I'll still be in Hershey then. :(
by cudaman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing seat upholstery
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Installing seat upholstery

Try calling Classtique and ask them directly, or maybe they will be at Hershey and you can talk to them there?
by cudaman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

I see from another post that Lang's will be in the Red field, RCF 38-43 and RCG 38-43.
by cudaman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Another bump!

Can one of the moderators make this thread a "sticky" until Hershey is over? Thanks! :)
by cudaman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Bump to help keep this thread close to the top. :)
by cudaman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ

By 1952, finding two unsold, knocked-down condition Model T Fords would have been newsworthy! A quick Google search found this, but hopefully there is more:

http://chesterlib.org/chesterlibrary/wp ... script.pdf
by cudaman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential Leak.
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Differential Leak.

For a few drops a week, I would slide a butter tub under it to catch the drips and top off the level a couple of times a year. :)
by cudaman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 0.406-28 thread die
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: WTB - 0.406-28 thread die

Looks like the Australian source on Ebay is gone, but there are other sources from China and Hong Kong:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... -hong+kong
by cudaman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T era Brass Oil Petcocks
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Model T era Brass Oil Petcocks

That one in the lower RH corner looks like it could be pipe threaded on the outlet side and used with a right angle fitting for a positive shutoff oil sight glass: :)
by cudaman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 1481

Re: The cost of Model T travel

Betsy, my 1924 cut off touring (now a pickup) gets about 15 - 18 mpg. I run a Kingston L4. The engine runs smoothly and the plugs don't foul, so the mixture must not be too far off. :)
by cudaman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ruckstell oil
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Ruckstell oil

by cudaman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information on Van Briggle carburetor needed
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Information on Van Briggle carburetor needed

A Google search of "van briggle carburetor" revealed an old advertisement from the Van Briggle Motor Device Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Apparently they sold a range of automotive products, not just carburetors. https://books.google.com/books?id=7kPLx5LYx9UC&pg=RA18-PA29&lpg=RA18-PA29&dq=van+br...
by cudaman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Wearing straw hats

More than you ever wanted to know about straw hats:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxbVTozEoa0
by cudaman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Hershey

Hope to see you there! Will you have a table of goodies out for sale, or is that spot just your base of operations?
by cudaman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford primer color
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Ford primer color

I have an original copy of the book mentioned by Walter and can vouch for the accuracy of his quotes from the book. :)
by cudaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 0.406-28 thread die
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: WTB - 0.406-28 thread die

Thanks Stan, no rush. After doing some more research online, I found that another name for that size is 10V2-28. The spec table for 10V2 says it has an OD of 10.3 mm, which is almost exactly 0.406 inches. I found an Australian supplier on Ebay that has 10V2-28 taps and dies, so I bought one tap (to ...
by cudaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 14481

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, I hope you are able to find a new set of top sockets and windshield frames at Hershey this year. Hopefully, they won't be thin and weak from rust on the inside. Getting new sockets will also give you a second chance at fitting the top to the bows. So, who takes care of Shorty when you're away...
by cudaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 0.406-28 thread die
Replies: 6
Views: 360

WTB - 0.406-28 thread die

I need to chase the threads on some of my Schrader 777 stems. The 4-way stem tools that are universally sold have a die that handles the small end (0.305-32), but not the main shank (0.406-28). I've done what I can with a thread file, but to do a really good job I would like to have the correct die....
by cudaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1248

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Keep an eye out on Ebay, I got lucky and found a petcock with pipe threads on both ends so that I could shut off the oil flow to my sight gage for driving and open it only when I want to check the level. :)
by cudaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear bearing will not come out
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Rear bearing will not come out

Also check the bearing outer sleeve for a burr or bent over section that is keeping the bearing from sliding out. Bend or file the end of the sleeve as needed.
by cudaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF video
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: OCF video

Great video, way to go Dallas Landers! Thanks. :)
by cudaman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1721

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

If you are going to Hershey, keep an eye out in folks' random parts bins. You can also check with anyone selling old gas cans at Hershey, sometimes they have a box of random extra lids.
by cudaman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Natural finish on wood wheels

Here is what I used on mine - two coats of stain/sealer with light sanding after each, then three coats of exterior grade spar urethane with a light sanding after the first two coats. :)
by cudaman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Runabout id?
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Runabout id?

When did the metal floor board risers go into production? I thought it was later than 1923, but I could be wrong. :)
by cudaman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What would YOU do, next??
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: What would YOU do, next??

Normally there would be no need to separate a steering arm from its spindle, is there some reason it has to come out, like it's bent or cracked? I have a press, so if it had to come out I would thread the nut back on backwards so that it is flush with the end of the steering arm (to protect the thre...
by cudaman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: True Fire Box or Timer Module
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: True Fire Box or Timer Module

If you can't get one used, I believe the vendors still sell them new, at least Lang's did the last time I checked. :)
by cudaman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - 40 Tooth Ring Gear with Recessed Back for 13 Tooth Pinion
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: For Sale - 40 Tooth Ring Gear with Recessed Back for 13 Tooth Pinion

Rich, I sent you a new PM with the USPS tracking number for your parts, please check for it, thanks!
by cudaman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking over the windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Looking over the windshield

The vendors sell a suction cup mounted fresnel lens, but I couldn't get it to stay stuck. https://www.modeltford.com/item/A-TLF.aspx Now I use this, it sticks to the inside of the windshield using only water (no glue): https://lightinsight.com/ I have one on my Model T and my daily driver Honda Elem...
by cudaman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 14481

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

If the machine was right, and with a BP reading that low, Steve would be fainting every time he tried to sit or stand up!

I suspect that the machine was out of calibration or otherwise malfunctioning. :)
by cudaman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Used Ruckstell Parts #1
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: For Sale - Used Ruckstell Parts #1

These Ruckstell parts (and the parts that were going to be in post #2) are spoken for, thanks Rich! :)
by cudaman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Used Ruckstell Parts #1
Replies: 1
Views: 174

For Sale - Used Ruckstell Parts #1

I bought a batch of Ruckstell parts a while back - These are the parts I have left over after picking out what I wanted to use and combining them with some new parts to make a complete Ruckstell for myself. The shifter ball is brand new - the shifter from the vendors comes with this ball, but I pref...
by cudaman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - 40 Tooth Ring Gear with Recessed Back for 13 Tooth Pinion
Replies: 3
Views: 245

For Sale - 40 Tooth Ring Gear with Recessed Back for 13 Tooth Pinion

I bought a batch of Ruckstell parts a while back and this ring gear was with them. It has 40 teeth, but the back side is recessed and the markings imply that it is designed to be run with a 13 tooth pinion gear (I do not have the pinion gear). This ring gear does not appear to me to be worn much if ...
by cudaman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 2109

Re: Model T Auction

So sorry to hear that your eyesight hasn't improved, Forrest. :(

Thanks for letting us know about your auction. Isn't that the same week as Hershey? Hopefully that won't cut into the turnout at your auction.
by cudaman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1248

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

What Scott said. There is probably a vent hole in the top, but it may be blocked by a non-original gasket. :)
by cudaman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

The official car show is indeed on Saturday, but walking through the huge car corral that surrounds the swap fields is like a car show every day of the event! :)
by cudaman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

From the meet & greet thread:

"The MTFCA spaces are at: C4Q 34 to 37."

Does anyone know where the MTFCI spaces will be?
by cudaman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1910 Tourabout Build
Replies: 19
Views: 2281

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Wonderful! :)
by cudaman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 1213

Re: Triple Gear Pins

I haven't tried it, but another possible solution would be to use Loctite 603:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSOpkJu4KEI
by cudaman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Private Messages

Messages don't get marked as sent until the recipient opens them. :)
by cudaman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: True-Fire Timer Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: FS: True-Fire Timer Parts

Roger, I'll take them, I sent you a PM, please check for it, thanks! :)
by cudaman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Announcement from Russ Potter in another thread: "I wanted to let you all I will be set up at Hershey PA. 2019! I will be in spots - RWI 32 & 33. These are a few pictures of some of the Super Brass Model T Carburetors I will have available. Thank you all, and hope to see you all at Hershey! Russell ...
by cudaman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 112
Views: 5388

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

Wayne, now that you mention it, I did have an exhaust blockage earlier in the year - the flapper in the manifold heat control valve broke off and got blown downstream in the passenger side exhaust pipe earlier in the year. It was causing an intermittent rattling sound. Thinking that the sound was co...
by cudaman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 112
Views: 5388

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

A couple of months ago, I finally got fed up with the exhaust manifold leaks on my 1971 Plymouth GTX. I thought that the gaskets were blown, but once I got the manifolds off it turned out that the driver side manifold was cracked into two pieces and the passenger side manifold had a circular spot wi...
by cudaman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Welding pan ears

After I purchased Betsy, I noticed that the pan ear on the driver's side had a significant weld repair, so I purchased and installed a pan truss as extra insurance. :)
by cudaman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: GPS Double cross
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: GPS Double cross

I have driven Betsy from Hillsboro to the Museum of Transport several times. The trip north on old Hwy 21 is fine, and going to the Museum on a Sunday morning on Hwy 141 is OK, but going home in the afternoon is dicey, even on a Sunday. Steve Thum, can you provide any guidance on how best to navigat...
by cudaman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: GPS Double cross
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: GPS Double cross

Yikes! Yes, all of those roads are too fast and congested for Model T travel, IMO. Even the next ring out from there is too fast and busy. :(
by cudaman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Thank You Note
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: A Thank You Note

If for some reason you can't swing the trip yourself, you can have the top kit shipped TO YOUR HOUSE and Elizabeth will travel TO YOUR HOUSE with her trailer of tools and supplies and install the top kit AT YOUR HOUSE. :)
by cudaman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Thank You Note
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: A Thank You Note

You can get the top kit from Mike at Classtique, then pay Elizabeth at "Class it up" to come to your place and install it for you. :)

https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/

http://www.class-it-up.com/
by cudaman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Almost done with the 1920 touring
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Almost done with the 1920 touring

Looks great! :)
by cudaman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Thank You Note
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: A Thank You Note

Glad to hear that you are sharing your expertise with Mike to further improve the OEM fidelity of their reproduction top and upholstery products! :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

I follow Royce's suggestion and use 5W-30 year round with no problems so far. :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How we rebuild a Ruckstell in Alpine, California
Replies: 20
Views: 1123

Re: How we rebuild a Ruckstell in Alpine, California

Looks like it's for checking / setting the pinion and ring gear mesh and backlash. It would help hold the ring gear housing in alignment during the process.
by cudaman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale early style ruckstell for sale good parts
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: For sale early style ruckstell for sale good parts

Bob, if by early you mean small brake drum housing, I'll take it. Please verify and I will send you payment via Paypal post-haste, thanks! :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Roadster Top
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: 1924 Roadster Top

From elsewhere in the forum - note that the width of the front bow isn't specified because you trim it as needed so that the top attachment brackets line up and fit onto the ends of the windshield posts. :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Rim Identification

Yes, I got all of the fasteners on those wheels new from Lang's.
by cudaman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Rim Identification

The last picture in my post lists applications of Model T Ford, Gray, and Maxwell. Here are a few pics of a set of Model T Kelsey wheels that I built up a few years ago, then sold to another member in Texas.
by cudaman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Rim Identification

It looks to me like a Kelsey 88 rim. It uses a special felloe with four notches and separate lugs.
by cudaman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Bumping again! I won't have a spot, but I will be going as a spectator. :)
by cudaman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing roller 180 out
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Timing roller 180 out

Some camshafts have the hole for the timer roller indexing pin drilled all the way through, remove the timer roller assembly and see if there is another hole 180 degrees opposite the one that the pin is currently installed in. :)
by cudaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Wearing straw hats

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boater

I've also seen them called "skimmers". :)
by cudaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 2979

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Bumping to the top! :)

I saw in another post that Dennis Michaud says he will be at or near OBK60 in the Orange field. :)
by cudaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new top iron and bows
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Question about new top iron and bows

I bought a set of roadster sockets and bows from Lang's for Betsy, my 1924 cut-off touring (now a pickup). I was happy with the results.

To Larry's point, the current reproduction sockets do not have the raised dimples stamped in them where the side curtain fasteners go. :)
by cudaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Wearing straw hats

My profile pic looks like Red Green because I like Red Green! :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Wearing strawv hats

I have a boater, but it's such a chore to keep it from blowing off in the slightest wind that I never wear it. How Henry Ford kept hi on while bicycling is a mystery to me. :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 235
Views: 15011

Re: Foto of the Day

Regarding the hat rack, I hang my newsboy cap on the choke knob on the dash. :)
by cudaman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?

In the past, I have inquired with both the MTFCA and the MTFCI about sharing newsletter articles, both were fine with it. :)

When asked, the AACA and HCCA were both opposed to the copying or sharing of their newsletter material. :(
by cudaman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Up and running
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Up and running

Congratulations, sounds great! :)