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by It's Bill
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Steve, may you never sweat bullets! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 3465

Re: So why so little interest?

I am reading that millennials apparently are most interested in cars of the 90s and newer plus Brass Era cars! Which are my favorites, even with all the polishing and maintenance. So there may be hope. Many young people are just not aware of older cars because of a lack of exposure to them, so we al...
by It's Bill
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

McMaster Carr sells this material as "wire cloth" in various materials and mesh sizes, so you can make up a set of screens. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calimer's Wheel Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Calimer's Wheel Shop

Bill does excellent work, and it is fun to visit his shop. Looks like a movie set. The wait was 6 months but was worth it. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

Kidneys are over-rated. Good move.
by It's Bill
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 2300

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

I don't know which I like best - the car or the graphic! It is gorgeous! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS

Hi Bob, just got blind sided with an unforseen expense. I must pass on this rear end. I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused you. It is a terrific opportunity for another member, and I trust it will be sold quickly. Regards, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: 12 rivit rear end+ 2pc drive shaft FS

Bob, can you ship this? Please clarify. I will take it if you can get it to me in Philadelphia. We are close to Fastenall. it will be a spare for me, so no rush.

Cheers. Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race
Replies: 16
Views: 1638

Re: Fords at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race

I'm curious: how would the value of the car vs. the value of the house then compare to the value of the car vs. the value of the house today? Great stuff Rob! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model N, not T...
Replies: 18
Views: 2311

Re: Model N, not T...

So it looks like RV has invented a time machine. Finally. ;)

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE

That's FROM Chaffins.
by It's Bill
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: WTB: EARLY WISHBONE

I have one for Chaffins. If you want it, email or pm me. $175.00. That is my cost. You pay shipping. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NRS Project FS in Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: NRS Project FS in Canada

Bait for the desperate. Yipes.
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Depression Fender Patch

I think I remember seeing a Marine motto that said " We having been doing so much with so little for so long we are now qualified to do anything with nothing. "

Sums it up, don't you think?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 2572

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

Thanks for the parameter setting tips. I will give them a try! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2234

Re: Epic Vintage Ford Cover

Great work, well done! I could not paint myself into a corner with a 4 inch brush.

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for any condition of Steering Gear Case
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Looking for any condition of Steering Gear Case

One on ebay now, the auction is over a a couple of hours! Good luck, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 5169

Re: Join or Renew

I would add "donate" occasionally if you are able. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Stewart Speedometer cable housings for T's
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: FS- Stewart Speedometer cable housings for T's

Ben, I will take the 60" cable housing. Will pm you for shipping and payment specifics. Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting
Replies: 14
Views: 3299

Re: Transmission Rebuild by Kohnke Rebabbitting

Superb post Herm. Thank you! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need transport for a rebuilt engine
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Need transport for a rebuilt engine

Still looking for a ride. Can meet you at Pittsburgh, New Stanton, Breezewood, Carlisle or points northerly! Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philly PA tour anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: New Philly PA tour anyone?

That's WARTHER museum. Dang automated spell correction!
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philly PA tour anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: New Philly PA tour anyone?

That is God's country. Check out the Mooney Walther museum. Henry Ford wanted to buy it from him and add it to Greenfield Village, but Mooney would not sell. His response to Mr. Ford was classic! Hope I can make it! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy B Day! Hope you still have all your original parts!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Character minimum for message???
Replies: 14
Views: 1646

Re: Ten Character minimum for message???

I didn't think you were ever at a loss for words Stan. ;)
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need transport for a rebuilt engine
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Need transport for a rebuilt engine

Sometime between February 24 and March 1 Joe Bell will have my engine done. He is in Tiffin Ohio and I am just north of Philadelphia. Is anyone heading east around that time with room to carry an engine? I can meet you part way, and will be happy to help with fuel. Any distance will be of help. Chee...
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

RV, how do you determine the number to use if your plate is missing?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt Steering Quadrant - How We Did It
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Rebuilt Steering Quadrant - How We Did It

This forum is an outstanding resource. Last week, I had posted a request for guidance about how to repair my 1911 original steering quadrant and got a number of suggestions. I didn't expect to get a PM from Brent Reeb, who owns E&J Metal Fabricators, LTD located only 4 miles from me! Brent has a cou...
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: front wheel bearing grease
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: front wheel bearing grease

Larry nailed it. I use the yellow NAPA fibrous grease in many applications, and there are no more runny grease problems. There are other greases that stay put used for heavy equipment such as bulldozers, but my NAPA STORE is only 2 miles away.

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Question on babbitting

Coming in late on this, but I have heated cast iron prior to painting and actually had water dripping out of the castings. I would tin any surface I was pouring babbitt against, and do research to determine just how hot the block should be while pouring. Mike Bender has a video on this. Comments fro...
by It's Bill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool-A-Ford valve cover accessory information?
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Cool-A-Ford valve cover accessory information?

Early automotive age positive crankcase ventilator. Genius at work - way ahead of its time.

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 1644

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

Mine looked great and was operational when I bought my car. I then changed the ruxtell's oil and found the dreaded gray mud. Everything inside was worn out. After replacing everything, and I mean everything, and emptying my bank account of thousands of dollars for parts and putting in lots of my lab...
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early parts for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Early parts for sale

Kim, I will buy the head. PM coming. Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show

The Ford radiator script on the car at the top is a very well done graphic. Is it a real Ford design? Did the Ford logo change during the early years, and are there records of the changes?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 4235

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

Great video, has a good beat and is easy to dance to. But forgive me for being thick, how do you time the shots of air going into the cylinders? If you pressurize the engine through the spark plug holes, wouldn't the cylinders just cancel each other out? Does the manifold in the video have some sort...
by It's Bill
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 23
Views: 2928

Re: LEDs when turned off

There is a good article about this in the new Horseless Carriage Gazette. Apparently there are inconspicuous LEDs that have the right brightness (?) and color for pre-1916 cars and fit in place of acetylene burners. I imagine they would work in later cars as well. If you don't get that publication, ...
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Rob has a cover car

Congrats to Rob Heyen who's Model K runabout is the cover car on AACA's Antique Automobile magazine for Jan/Feb 2020. Apparently it was built by a guy named Ford...

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2323

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

In Ambler, just to the north of Philly, GT Radiator works on our old stuff and does a great job. Ask for Junior. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 2275

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

The cars weren't the only things that had brass. Great stuff Rob, thanks! Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Brazing the steering quadrant

Hello, I am repairing my 1911 steering column for the upcoming driving season. The brass quadrant is extremely worn which allows the throttle and timing levers to move up and down at will. I thought about putting in a new reproduction quadrant, but discovered it is quite different from the original....
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 6813

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

I feel the Earth moving. Things are not going to get easier.

Sadly, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's Old Car Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 3214

Re: Lang's Old Car Parts

Langston is top notch in my book. IMHO. Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: Ten Commandments for antique cars

Thou shalt keep thine belt buckle separate and at a distance from the automobile.
by It's Bill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB

Good lighting is very important. If you are shooting something where colors must be accurate, try putting your setup next to a window to get natural light. You can light the side farthest from the window by covering a piece of cardboard with aluminum foil to make a reflector. Try holding it at diffe...
by It's Bill
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 11
Views: 1592

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

I bought a set for future needs, and they look to be top notch!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: exhaust cutout
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: exhaust cutout

Chick bait. Harley guys know this.

Happy New Year! Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Waterpump for sale, like new
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Waterpump for sale, like new

Hi Marvin, I am thinking about buying this. Are you including the shortened water pipe as well? Is there a provision for a thermostat, and is one included in the package?

Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubatt's crank
Replies: 12
Views: 1841

Re: Dubatt's crank

So Herm, if a guy had an early engine and wanted to keep all the visible stuff original to the year in question, you couldn't help him out? You would not build with an early pan? Question asked with the greatest respect, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Looks like a movie set! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dubat's cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Dubat's cranks

How's mine coming along, Joe? Do you like what you see? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 2638

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Wow. Are you using stainless for the balls and spring?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 2626

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Excellent thread, gentlemen. Just bought the valve stem fishing tool. About $8.50 with free shipping. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: timing cover centering gage
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: timing cover centering gage

These things work great. Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: NH Full Flow Float Valves - Available this week

Scott, do these fit a NH straight through carb?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: TT truck top speed

Cool trucks! Has anyone in the club built a house car (camper)? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery solved! Found these in the oil change today
Replies: 17
Views: 2611

Re: Found these in the oil change today

Piston ring pieces from a long ago quick (careless) rebuild? Any gouges in the cylinder walls from a broken ring? Just guessin' Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Did you know?

Cleveland rocks!
by It's Bill
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Did you know?

Did you know that the Cleveland Institute of Art is housed in a former Model T assembly building? According to the November issue of Hemming Classic Car, in December 1911 Ford began building assembly plants in major cities across the country. This allowed more cars to be built, lowered shipping cost...
by It's Bill
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 8942

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I was advised to put a later wishbone on my 11 that mounts to the bottom of the axle because it is stronger. I get the point, but I thought if I went down the improvement road, pretty soon I would no longer have an 11. So I added an accessory axle support as they would have back in the day. Likewise...
by It's Bill
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 2139

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Super topic. I was under the impression that lifters had a slight crown on their cam contact faces so that they would rotate in their bores during operation. Is that not so with model Ts?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 7713

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Sweet! Scott, nice catch on the clevis pin. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: For Sale: New Copper Manilfold Rings

I sent my engine out for rebuild, and so had to remove the manifolds. Had copper rings from Langston installed. Can they be reused and still provide a good seal?
by It's Bill
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 2342

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

When I got my 11, I pulled the inspection cover and all the rod caps to check clearances. I was too ignorant to know it was supposed to be a big pain. So I just did it. And it was not a bad job IMO. But, with me you have to remember "Where there's no brain, there's no pain."

Good luck! Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 14229

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

Steve looked natty on Thursday in sharp blue bibs. It was a pleasure to meet him! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

Great advice, I will begin in the morning. Sounds like I should take lots of photos first. I have had the radiator out and the wishbone out before, plus the rear out, so some of this will be familiar territory. But I sure appreciate the tips, and even though I don't know anybody like that, I liked S...
by It's Bill
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Bolt Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Early Bolt Trivia

I do that trick myself, but never to original bolts. Maybe I was a mechanic in a previous life, when those bolts were just bolts?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

Thanks. It is a 1911, and heading in Mr. Bell's direction. Think I will skip the idiot box for a few evenings! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

How much time to pull an engine?

I am up against the clock. I am in the middle of a major building project plus a car sale, yet am committed to pull and deliver an engine to Hershey on the 9th. I need to remove the firewall and windshield, steering column, engine pans, radiator, headlights and floorboards before pulling the engine ...
by It's Bill
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OPS!! dropped a washer!
Replies: 27
Views: 2951

Re: OPS!! dropped a washer!

When this happened to me, somehow the ignition key got dropped in there. Oh no, it is made of brass, and a magnet was no use. Harbor freight bore scope and a wire with a blob of sticky goo on it saved my bacon. Good luck, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Efficiency of Bar Type Magnet Re-Chargers
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Efficiency of Bar Type Magnet Re-Chargers

Steve, what do you use for a power supply, and do you "flash" it when charging, or make a continuous connection? Also, how do you tell what the polarity is of your charger?

Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT-thinking about a Model A to go with our T
Replies: 14
Views: 1909

Re: OT-thinking about a Model A to go with our T

FWIW, I am having similar thoughts! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those mysterious main bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 5024

Re: Those mysterious main bearings

I am no expert in T engines, but the cracks look like they are propagating from the ends of the oil slots, which appear to be cut to full depth right out to the ends. Can these slots be tapered to zero depth as they approach the end of the cut? In other words, cut them to resemble a rounded keyway? ...
by It's Bill
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 2359

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

The Germans and Swedes have reputations for excellent engineering and quality, and all of Dan's products are also top notch judging from what I have seen. But if BMC was providing the needles and shafts, I would run the other way. Best of luck Jason! Maybe you could post your testimonial after you r...
by It's Bill
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 2359

Re: tripple gear bushings conversion to needle bearings

I have seen many bad outcomes of needle bearings in British sports car transmission layshafts (cluster gears) over the last 40 years. Maybe triple gears are different, but I'm thinking of using bushings for my upcoming rebuild. My 2 cents... Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 23271

Re: Model T Special build.

Outstanding! I hereby nominate this as the first project to be posted in a new section for build threads!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 Tourabout Build
Replies: 19
Views: 3617

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

I am so pleased to see young people being involved in the hobby. Some of my best memories are of resurrecting a rusted out Mercedes sedan with a buddy, working in a chicken coop with minimal tools and gallons of bondo. His mom sewed the seat covers for us. We drove that thing all over northern Ohio ...
by It's Bill
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

Wonderful. I like your license plate, too!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

Great idea! Any time you can organize information and make it easier to retrieve pays off in the future. Perhaps even older project postings could be aggregated into the build thread section? Google searching mtfca is very helpful, but having a list of project threads on this website would facilitat...
by It's Bill
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 2999

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

When I got my first brass car, a 1912 Buick, I thought about this left/right thing a good bit mainly because of the potential for injury and because I am a chicken when it comes to broken arms. It seemed to me that a left hand pull gets your hand out of the way better. I am right handed, so it is ha...
by It's Bill
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 4329

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

Said it once, here it is again. If you want young guys to get involved in this hobby, get young girls thinking that Ts are cool. The guys will follow. Take a girl and her friends for a ride. Teach them to drive a T. Mentor them then. Special girls will love this, and they might just start something ...
by It's Bill
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 3682

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

What is CLR, please? Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Studs vs. Bolts?

Hello, I have been reading up on heads and engine assembly, and came across a post that said every few years the head should be removed to clean out carbon from the combustion chamber. This is said to lead to wear on the block threads from removing and replacing the head bolts repeatedly. Does anyon...
by It's Bill
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 3370

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

OK. I will ask the question. Adam replied that some grease squeezes forward into the transmission and engine and may plug oil lines and grooves. I packed my u-joint with the fiberous yellow truck wheel bearing grease in hopes that it would stay put and not run out like regular grease. I also conside...
by It's Bill
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cups of grease does it take...
Replies: 32
Views: 3370

Re: How many cups of grease does it take...

Loading 23 cups of grease must have felt like groundhog day!
by It's Bill
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 2726

Re: Cleaning

I think washing a car is the best way to really understand the form and character of the design, IMHO. And I think a detailed cleaning of the mechanical bits is a great way to do an inspection. That said, I hate cleaning a car! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Torpedo Runabout for auction in Portugal
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: 1912 Torpedo Runabout for auction in Portugal

There is a 1912 torpedo on the HCCA site. No association to me, but I have seen this car on the BBC tours and it performs very well. And a good looker! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Did I get anything wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: New page: Did I get anything wrong?

Thanks Steve from a newbie who has been wondering about all this! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 17
Views: 2776

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Wow. Thank you for this post, Jim! In awe, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Locomotion...

Scott, I also rode the train to Silverton in the very early 60s and remember dropping a rock from the passenger car step straight down to the bottom of the gorge hundreds of feet below. They must have built that stretch on a goat path! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2555

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!

It would be great if someone who has accomplished this feat of electrical engineering could publish a list of components that will work correctly together along with a circuit diagram used to hook them together. I have followed diagrams published before, which look logical and easy enough, but have ...
by It's Bill
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 4377

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

Ugh. I hope that wasn't the new engine. Looks like we should add the bands to items that should be magnafluxed during a rebuild. Good luck! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 3734

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Jeff, I have been through this sort of thing, and many thanks and congratulations for seeing it through. What Teddy Roosevelt said. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Mounting Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: Engine Mounting Bolts

This newbie sure appreciates the info! I will be pulling and replacing my engine this Fall, and I had no idea about the different tightening specs. I guess I should read the instructions... Maybe the guys who have been at this for a while and know these details could put together a book called somet...