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by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

Yes, there was real fear of what Americans whose parents or grandparents came from Japan might do. In those days before "development" wiped them away there were a lot of issei and nisei farmers in the Palos Verdes Peninsula near where we lived. My mom dreamed that some of them had wired bombs to he...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 23
Views: 1703

Re: Midwinter Clinic

I just spent an hour getting pictures ready to post, then my browser crashed and wiped out all my work. I quit. Maybe I'll finish the job tomorrow. :(
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

It still steams me to think of Manzanar and places like it. Was it racist? You bet. I went to school with kids who spent the war in those camps, and they're just as American as anybody else.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Radiator prices

If you go the re-core route to "preserve the original appearance" you are going to have to get the core from Brassworks. [/size] I didn't ask where my core came from, so that may be true. Or maybe it's true for round tubes. My car being strictly for go and not for show, I went with flat tubes. So i...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Radiator prices

The simple, brief answer is supply & demand. You didn't ask, but I'll opine anyway. For a brass era car, if the tank and attachments are fixable/usable I would get a recore. I did that because it preserves the original appearance and saves a few hundred dollars. I've also seen a few forum posts abo...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Getting a Model T at a young age is a blessing, and getting it in Clark County is even better. There are some great places to explore nearby, and some swell Model T roads. It may seem that the age when it will be legal for you to drive is a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. Ther...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Tail light Thoughts

Here are some previous posts on the subject. Screen Shot 2020-01-24 at 10.21.30 PM.png Screen Shot 2020-01-24 at 10.21.49 PM.png Screen Shot 2020-01-24 at 10.22.14 PM.png Screen Shot 2020-01-24 at 10.22.40 PM.png file-2.jpg NOTE: In this diagram the right/left switch should be labeled ON OFF ON.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

IMG_6901 copy.JPG Speaking of Twenty Mule Team, this is what I use to wash up before dinner. Rosemary DeCamp would be pleased. The views of Death Valley take me back to Thanksgiving weekend in 1953 when we visited Scotty's Castle. I was twelve and my little brother was seven. We saw Scotty in front...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: First drive is in a T

I think he likes it. :D
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Broken global repairman?

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So we're talking about one of these. I would start at TSC, Orscheln, Fleet & Farm, etc. Whatever your local farm supply is. Maybe Napa, O'Reilly, etc., but I doubt it. You may have to order online. Google glass bowl fuel filter.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Broken global repairman?

Glass globe? Is that something on a Model T?
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

I spent most of the day on the new top socket. Being a clumsy oaf, I took it verrrrry slowww so as to not mess it up. I should have it assembled and ready to paint tomorrow.

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by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need to know
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: need to know

I'm still using New Day timers because they work well enough to satisfy me and can be had cheap at swap meets. I don't believe they wear out any faster than other mechanical timers, and probably last longer than some. I believe Dean has used the E-timer on some of his trips and likes it.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 306
Views: 22525

Re: Foto of the Day

Not too soon at all.

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When it's freezing out I remember those summer after-dinner country drives and look forward to the return of friendly weather.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

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All the T work I got done today was cleaning up the hardware for the new top socket. Maybe I can get the thing assembled tomorrow.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

THE ONE WHO DRIVES WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING DEPENDS ON YOU TO DO HIS THINKING BURMA SHAVE So say the signs as you approach Seligman from the east on old 66. One from the early fifties I remember near Wrightwood said TO KISS A FACE THAT'S LIKE A CACTUS TAKES MORE NERVE THAN IT DOES PRACTICE BURMA SHA...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top socket rivet source?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Top socket rivet source?

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I need this 5/16" rivet. Anybody know a source, or will I have to make it?
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake up grade questions
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: brake up grade questions

The problem with using the hand brake to slow the car is you are removing the engine to slow you down... [/size] Aren't you removing the engine braking every time you pull back the handle or step on the low for pedal for neutral when you stop? Sure, use engine braking as long as you can. But at the...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

...I would think that one of our vintage tire companies would be importing them...

As these tires are a new product, it may be that US tire dealers don't know about them.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1974-1982) featured many familiar voices from radio's Golden Age. Now, of course, you can listen to all 1399 episodes online. 905295_original.jpg I think it was 1981 when I was in New York and called the listed number with a question about the show. Expecting to hear ...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake up grade questions
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: brake up grade questions

I gather we're talking about a linkage connecting the rear brakes to the foot brake pedal. I haven't tried it, but I do often use the hand brake lever to help lout the foot brake. I haven't detected any negative effects. I think it probably makes the foot brake lining last longer. I plan to install...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

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Then came lots and lots of filing.

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In the end I got a joint I'm calling good enough. An application of primer should fill the pits.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

Today I got back to work on my new top socket. IMG_4614 copy.JPG Using body solder is not one of my skills, at least not yet, so this took more time and solder than it should have. Recently I had the socket come loose from the base because I applied too much heat, so the first step was to reattach ...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

There were a lot of TV shows that began on radio. Along with the ones Wayne mentioned, a few I recall are Our Miss Brooks , Smilin' Ed's Gang , Roy Rogers , Gene Autry , My Friend Irma , The Life of Riley , Sky King , Father Knows Best , The Challenge of the Yukon (Sergeant Preston), The Adventures...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

The difference between the south rim and the north rim averages about 1200 feet. The highest point on the south rim, Grandview Point, is at 7400 feet. Imperial Point, on the north rim, is at 8800 feet. This is why the south rim vegetation is dominated by junipers and piñon pines, and the north rim ...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

Rubber deteriorates with age. Yes, I know the fifty-year-old tires on your car are fine. Congratulations. Enjoy. After my experience with those NOS NZ Firestones I will always buy new tires, even if they're shoddy ones from Vietnam, or maybe these Blockleys. No more old rubber for me.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for rivets for rebuilding horn
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Looking for rivets for rebuilding horn

Another source to check: Jim Dix, Big Flats Rivet Co.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Drive shaft pinion bearing sleeve, TOO tight?

I prefer original for most things, but for this I'll go with John Regan's FP replacement every time.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

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"What are all those old Fords doing here?"
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Which is correct?

...think about your reasoning on the oil holes being on top.

I was thinking of the oiler holes, not the shackle oil holes. Yes, those should be on the bottom. I guess I'd better check that and reorient the oilers that need it.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story

I second Rich's comment. West is a wonderful photographer as well as a topnotch editor.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Which is correct?

I install the shackles with twist oilers whichever way puts the oil holes on top. Sometimes it's "correct" and sometimes it isn't. :)
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

What wonderful stuff! I love this.

When I hear Alabama Hills I think early TV, like The Lone Ranger.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 45
Views: 1929

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

I assume "beaded edge" must mean clincher. It looks like a clincher rim in the photos.

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by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 29
Views: 1394

Re: model B Ford update

I think I understand most of what I see there, but what's the story on the copper tubes coming out of the firewall?

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by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

...can't get the main jet out...

Try the heat wrench. Turn the body red and let it cool.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Headlight rings

Now, George... :)
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Is my model T seized up?

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The title of the image will appear in the composition box. You can type your message above it or below it.

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Click Preview and you should see your image.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Screen Shot 2020-01-18 at 8.51.11 AM.png Click Attachments . Screen Shot 2020-01-18 at 8.51.35 AM.png Click Add files . Screen Shot 2020-01-18 at 8.53.03 AM.png Select the photo on your computer that you want to post and click Open . Screen Shot 2020-01-18 at 8.53.39 AM.png When the button appears ...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha transportation
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Chickasha transportation

Modernizing with an improved car. That's new, isn't it? :)
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight rings
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Headlight rings

I have a brass (nickel plated) rim I would like to repair for my '15.

Why? 1915 rims are supposed to be brass, not nickel. You can buy brand new ones.

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by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Is my model T seized up?

It's great having somebody nearby to help out. I bet John will get you going PDQ.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T

For most parts blasting is fine. For many parts a power wire brush is also good. These will remove rust and old paint. There are also chemical rust removers like molasses and Evaporust, but they won't remove the old paint. A word of caution: don't blast a complete assembly (like a carburetor or a r...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 975

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

The Ford puller is 4006, 1936X, 3Z-611, or 5Z-326 depending on when it was made.

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by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

One of my favorite national parks. I love that place. Fifty years ago Cortez looked like it would be a great place to live. Unfortunately it seems a lot of other people thought so too. Now it's too "developed" to suit me.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dog days
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Dog days

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Shorty was a reluctant rider at first. Now whenever a T starts up she's ready to go.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact information for a member
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Contact information for a member

No, not Hayesville. Hays is a different town (home of Bob Dole). Jerry is boss of the FB page Model T Ford Owners. I expect you can contact him there, or just enter Jerome Hoffman in FB search.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha News
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Chickasha News

Found on F B this morning:

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I just called Susie to be sure it's true. Yes!
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

The caption didn't indicate which direction the photographer was facing...

The shadows make it obvious that the view is looking east.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

I would suggest that it be spun in a lathe to see if it runs true...

Good idea. I will check it out.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

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Uh-oh. I don't like that.

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I think I'll get one of Dave Nolting's new drums. It won't be cheap, but it will be less worrisome than an old drum.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

Today I continued the dismantlement. IMG_4600.JPG The old hub plate tool is still handy. IMG_4601 copy.JPG Sometimes you're lucky and things line up just right. IMG_4602 copy.JPG Fishing out the clutch disks was easy enough. IMG_4603.JPG The Ford clutch puller was adequate for the job this time. IM...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Midwinter Clinic
Replies: 23
Views: 1703

Re: Midwinter Clinic

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One of the former students at McPherson is Seamus, who now works at the Stahl collection and received last year's Yumori Award.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

The photos make me want to get up and go, but that shot of the switchbacks is especially wonderful.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 975

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

Got it.

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"Give me something to stand on and a long enough lever, and I can move the earth."
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 975

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

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I've done this before, but maybe I've slipped a cog. Seems like this thing doesn't want to budge. Am I forgetting something?
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1246

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Very nice. I would reset the timing right away. It doesn't take long.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

Dave, if that's a 120 you can still buy film for it. If it's one of the larger sizes (116, 122, 124), it's just a relic. When I was in high school I used all those sizes, but that was sixty years ago.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: What shackle is this?

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This is the correct type of shackle for 1926, but you should find better ones than this. :)
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

The time study in the service manual says it should take 38 minutes to pull the engine. Ha! IMG_4597 copy.JPG Anyway, I finally got it out today. The car has been waiting for me to get to it since it came home on a trailer last summer. IMG_4598.JPG I drained the oil (most of it) before I pulled the...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

It's been almost fifty years since I went up Elephant Hill in my Jeep wagon, so my memory of it may not be reliable, but I think it would be OK in a T with a Ruckstell.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1319

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

I would put some kind of fan on the outside end to suck the exhaust outside.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

The Shadow Knows - all this ! [/size] The Shadow, mysterious figure who aids the forces of law and order, is in reality Lamont Cranston, wealthy young man about town. Years ago in the Orient, Cranston learned a strange and mysterious secret — the hypnotic power to cloud men's minds so they cannot s...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

I wonder if anybody has ever done Elephant Hill and the Silver Stair in a Model T. :)
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: model T values

This is not new, but I think it's still pretty current.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG99.html

A little more about Model T shopping: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG98.html
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

Great stuff. I want to get back to Canyonlands in a Model T.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1246

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

This may lot be the source of the problem, but you may as well eliminate the possibility.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG97.html
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 57
Views: 1493

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Yes, the pin holding the U-joint on the DS is farther back, behind the ball. As Wayne said, it has nothing to do with separating the U-joint from the transmission. That should just slide right out.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ? re new pinion bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: ? re new pinion bearing

I heard it from the best possible source that the adjustable version is for people who feel that they should have something to adjust. :lol:
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

I listened to all the shows Dick mentioned, and more, of course. I was a devoted follower of Tom Mix , The Cisco Kid , Bobby Benson of the B—B , Roy Rogers , and The Lone Ranger . After the war the movie studios used to send cowboy actors out to make personal appearances, so when I was in first gra...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

I believe you are working with reproduction top bows.

That wouldn't surprise me. I'm pretty sure this is a 1970's 1915.


Does your assembly have an inner sleeve as well as the seamed sleeve?

No, it's just base and tube, with nothing inside the tube.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

The epoxy filler may be a good idea. I'll look into that. IMG_4594 copy.JPG Today's work on this project was attaching the new socket to the base. I slathered flux on the inside of the socket, and on the base stub that fits inside, lined up the two parts, dropped a coiled few inches of solder down ...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trying Evaporust for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

Mack, I would wrap the wood in three layers of duct tape and blast the metal. Evaporust probably wouldn't hurt the wood, but enough of it to dip a TT wheel would be ungodly expensive.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trying Evaporust for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: trying Evaporust for the first time

...they offered it to me for $40 including tax.

That is a great price. Evaporust is good stuff, but normally expensive.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

I consider it a wonderful stroke of luck that I was born into a world that still had real radio. Today we can get a little taste of it through old recordings, but to really know it you had to be there. Don McNeill's Breakfast Club , heard locally on KECA, came to us over the Blue Network from Chica...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

IMG_4577 copy.JPG As Allan suggested, I wire brushed the paint off the joint. It looked like the parts were put together with body solder, not welded or brazed. IMG_4593 copy.JPG So today I applied enough heat to melt out the solder and the parts came apart easily. Attaching the new socket to the b...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

... I got some gas and went driving...

That's what they're for. :)
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Accessory Brakes

If you google MTFCA: AC brakes I think you will find previous posts describing how to set them up with a cable linkage.

If you don't find an email address for Larry Sidmore you could send him a letter with your questions and invite him to reply by email.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years

Very nice! It's great that the car starts so easily.
A couple of things I noticed:

1 Don't "spin" the crank when starting. http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG101.html

2 Advance the timing (pull the lever down) after the car starts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbp6B4u6kPc
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Accessory Brakes

Richard Baughman makes the linkages for AC brakes.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1509

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

Some of the following are dealers in new parts but have a lot of used parts not listed in their catalogues. You have to ask. Others sell only old stuff. Model T Haven, KS (620) 365-6709 modelthaven@nautilus.net Lang’s, MA (978) 297-1919 www.modeltford.com Bob’s, IL (815) 633-7244 ModelT2001@comcast...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

Oh, boy. I need to get back there.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 34
Views: 2972

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Somehow I missed this. I hate to see this loss to the Model T world, but I understand. I'm sorry there was nobody to carry it on. :(
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

About the time I got to school, the rocker panel heat duct was blowing warm air !! [/size] For a car made where it gets as cold as Germany, they sure have a miserable excuse for heat. Even if you install the J.C. Whitney blower, it takes a long drive to warm up before you get where you're going. :D
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: Memory

...grandparent's peach ranch in Modesto... [/size] Here we go again, with something reminding me of something else. It was sometime in the fifties. We were on the way to or from camping in the mountains on a hot August day and stopped in Sanger for ice cream. Peach ice cream! For years after, Mom a...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

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

That looks like a combination shock absorber/perch. It seems to me I've heard of more than one failure with those.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Memory

When you get old everything reminds you of something else. This evening I was on the MTFCA forum and noticed that one of the regulars there lives in Modesto. Dad's boyhood pal, Dow Tout, lived in Modesto with his wife Marguerite and daughter Sue, who was about my age. I was three, or maybe four, wh...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 2914

What have you done to your Model T in January?

Unless I missed it nobody else has done it, so I'll kick it off this month. IMG_4586 copy.JPG Today I got around to replacing my bad perch with the good one Phil Maurici gave me at OCF. Thanks Phil! IMG_4588 copy.JPG The old perch doesn't have enough threads left to hold a nut. IMG_4584 copy.JPG Th...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

Those photos make me want to head out that way again.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 hood former bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: 1915 hood former bolts

I believe those are regular carriage bolts, available at any hardware store. You will have to grind and buff the modern markings off the heads and strip off the cad plating before you paint them.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outboard noise Right Rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Outboard noise Right Rear axle

As this is a Ruckstell rear axle, you want the MTFCA Ruckstell Axle book. The stock front and rear axle book doesn't apply.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Babbit thrust washers

...I don't know if I should get brass or bronze.

They're all bronze. I don't know why some of the catalogues call them brass. They do the same with bronze bushings.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Australia H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Headed to Australia H-1

An earlier relative of the G?
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Babbit thrust washers

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Sometimes you find them intact.

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Usually you don't.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving back roads in southern Utah
Replies: 73
Views: 3451

Re: Driving back roads in southern Utah

That happens with vertical photos on this site. I don't know why.

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I always rotate a vertical shot 90º left or right (it doesn't matter which way) then turn it back right side up and save. That makes it show up correctly when I post it.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chicksha Ok swap info
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Chicksha Ok swap info

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Yes, some of us camp in the south building.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: The spark plug controversy

You have very articulately described the reasons I am NOT on Facebook.

Guess where I found it. :)