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by It's Bill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 10
Views: 615

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: 13
Views: 863

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: 18
Views: 775

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: 601

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: 29
Views: 2246

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: 5
Views: 789

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: 616

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: 373

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: 9
Views: 478

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: 293

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: 330

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: 1072

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: 1216

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: 680

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: 1187

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: 1272

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: 6
Views: 684

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: 761

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: 886

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: 1735

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: 649

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: 649

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: 97
Views: 3982

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: 970

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: 3806

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: 847

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: 1075

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: 7244

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: 1174

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: 577

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: 1174

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: 1174

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: 1542

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: 271

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: 930

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: 1062

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: 1319

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: 1319

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: 139
Views: 11357

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: 2582

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: 1055

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: 991

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: 1391

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: 2754

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: 2357

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: 775

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: 2117

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: 2117

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: 1631

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: 750

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: 908

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: 11
Views: 1068

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: 878

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: 11
Views: 1168

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: 2462

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: 1929

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: 820

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...
by It's Bill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....
Replies: 34
Views: 2437

Re: Pictures of visit to Model T Haven ....

Incredible! The only way this could be better is if it did not rain where he is. My dealings with Mark have been good. Will be watching! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 T article
Replies: 0
Views: 259

1915 T article

There is a good article in the July/August issue of the AACA Antique Automobile magazine about an all-original 1915 touring that has remained in the same family's possession all these years. It will make you patina guys' socks roll up and down!

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A practical jacking question
Replies: 1
Views: 344

A practical jacking question

Can you lift a 12,000 pound trailer with two 3 ton floor jacks, or do you need a 6 ton jack?

Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1589

Re: Greasing rear wheels

Hi Brian, I am coming back to Amherst in August for my 50th anniversary Marion L. Steele High School class reunion. I may have an extra sleeve puller to give you if I can find it. PM me with your contact info and I will look. I agree that with the modern seals maintenance is cut to a minimum. I rebu...
by It's Bill
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe

Would this work on an 11" Sheldon lathe with a similar tool post? Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED turn signals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Re: LED turn signals?

Steve, if you get this done, please post the info including part numbers. I got a number of replies to my similar question in 2017 (I think), but I could not get anything to work. Hope you are successful with this! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - T Engine to stand adapter plate kit plus hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: FS - T Engine to stand adapter plate kit plus hardware

I will buy it! Email sent. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Dubats Crankshaft, Connecting Rod Set
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Dubats Crankshaft, Connecting Rod Set

Hi Gary, remember me? Has any balancing been done? What pistons would be good to use with these rods? I believe you have my contact info. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shop tip
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Shop tip

When attempting to free a rounded over and rusted on nut, try speaking the following incantation: $#£÷*@×&€$!!!!%÷$#??. Don't forget the ×&. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A “hay wire” solution
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: A “hay wire” solution

Another use: hanging bird feeders from tree branches. The squirrels can not chew through it to dump everything on the ground! Sorry to go off topic, gents. Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"
Replies: 148
Views: 10066

Re: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"

Awesome build, Dallas. This needs to be featured in the magazines. Hemmings Classic Car has a truck feature each month, and this would be a home run! Outstanding, just outstanding. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4433

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

I wanted one because my dad learned to drive on one. He was born in 1907. It is an experience like no other, more fun than any other car I have owned! If you can crank start and drive one of these little cars, you have really accomplished something special. Plus, if you are interested in engineering...
by It's Bill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: Economy of scale

15 cent hamburgers at McDonalds. Back in the mid 60s, that is. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

I suspect the gap. My antiques do well with about a .022 gap. Might be worth a try. Hope this helps, and good luck! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question: how to change a tire on the road?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Newbie question: how to change a tire on the road?

Thanks to all. Another question, how do you store tubes " correctly " ?
by It's Bill
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Yessir. Shop floor pix would be good, and thanks! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question: how to change a tire on the road?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Newbie question: how to change a tire on the road?

Good morning! I have clincher tires on my car which I had installed by Universal 2 years ago. New tires, tubes, flaps. I keep them at 60 psi but will raise the rears to 70 per Suzanne's recent post. I have only done limited driving/touring so far, and so far, so good. But I know the day is coming wh...
by It's Bill
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 2559

Re: OCF Application

Great photos! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu May 30, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Hello Burger in Spokane, could you please post some photos of your driveway? Your solution is interesting for sure, but I can't visualize it. Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue May 28, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT: Birds nest with eggs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Re: OT: Birds nest with eggs.

Nice photo! That looks like it might be a song sparrow nest. They have a beautiful song, and are lively little buggers. There is a downside to them, though. They will attack other bird nests and destroy the eggs and any chicks. They will also actively kill other adult birds. They can produce 4 to 5 ...
by It's Bill
Tue May 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rules for setting timing as you drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 1501

Rules for setting timing as you drive?

I just read the topic about high compression heads, and Hank in Tin-a-see mentions these rules. Could someone please educate me on this? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat May 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 292 cubic inch Model T engine is going together.
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: 1910 292 cubic inch Model T engine is going together.

Nice build! Does the Fawcett crew ever sleep? Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu May 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB old axles
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: WTB old axles

Ok, works for me. Good luck!
by It's Bill
Wed May 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB old axles
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: WTB old axles

2 model T, 2 mga
by It's Bill
Wed May 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB old axles
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: WTB old axles

Forgot to add, I think I scrapped the gears, but if they turn up you can have them.
by It's Bill
Wed May 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB old axles
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: WTB old axles

Chad, they are 31", surface wear on tapers and bearing surfaces, good threads. MGA fine spline, with hubs. Pick up in Pearland (below Houston). Bill
by It's Bill
Tue May 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB old axles
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: WTB old axles

Hello, I will be driving to Houston in early June and can bring you some axles. I also have a drive shift and a couple of MGA axles. Probably have some other steel bars, too. Interested? Bill
by It's Bill
Tue May 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2960

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

I think it is great you are asking for advice on this. I am a newbie, and 2 years ago at BBC we got sent down a road that turned from a beginners slope into a long triple black diamond with no warning. Thank God it was a rainy day and we were driving modern iron. Funny thing was, we were the only ca...
by It's Bill
Sun May 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3033

Re: What timer do you use

For my car, I had Ron P. rebuild the coils, installed all new wiring from ignition switch to plugs, put in a modern oil seal and centered the timing cover, and installed a New Day purchased from Langs. No issues since. No weak links in the chain. Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Thu May 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Starter motor input, please.

Thanks to all for the suggestions! If I use a 6 volt battery for the starter motor and run a separate circuit to the coils, will 6 volts operate them well enough to fire the plugs?
by It's Bill
Wed May 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 3038

Re: A new Model T road

Steve, Osage orange is a favored material for mauls used by wood sculptors. These look sort of like old fashioned potato masters and come in various sizes and weights. They are easier on wood handled chisels than metal hammers, and last because the wood is so hard. You might be able to sell lengths ...
by It's Bill
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 72
Views: 4708

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Outstanding thread, gentlemen! Cheers, Bill
by It's Bill
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Starter motor input, please.

Howdy, I am planning to swap the original engine & transmission in my '11 touring for a later engine/tranny with a starter for driving duties. The 11 will get tucked away for safe keeping and future rebuild. The newer engine is in a running driving car now and has a starter motor. However, the start...
by It's Bill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: complete 18 set up for starter
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: complete 18 set up for starter

Hi Joe, please give me a call or pm me. Very interested. Thanks, Bill Hoffer
by It's Bill
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SCAT Connecting rod set
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: SCAT Connecting rod set

Hi Gary, I need to talk with you about these rods, but if they sound like what I need I will buy them. Please message me with your phone number. Thanks, Bill
by It's Bill
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

GT Radiator, Ambler, PA they welcome antique radiators, and do great work.
by It's Bill
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1909 - 1910 Hubcaps
Replies: 0
Views: 411

FS 1909 - 1910 Hubcaps

Pardon me if I am breaking any rules, but I have listed a set of early hubcaps on eBay. You may have to copy/paste this url into your browser, I don't know if this has linkified: [url]https://www.ebay.com/itm/233083589612?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 I tried to list them here,...