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by James_B_NC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1566

Re: How many of us ?

Well, my T is the first car/truck that I ever owned. That being said, I got a Ranger and a Celica as my drivers before I ever got the inclination to work on the T and even then, took me over a year to be able to drive it.
by James_B_NC
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

That’s pretty cool!
by James_B_NC
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 2332

Re: Ignition key stolen!

I’m baffled as to why someone would steal the key but not the car
by James_B_NC
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spring and little sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Spring and little sportscars

I know Dick but i hate it that they don't show right side up in the post itself and I 've got no clue what to do about it, i have an older Ipad and i'm not an apple kind of human, it keeps throwing me curve balls now and then :lol: The rest of my computers are windows and that i understand, but i k...
by James_B_NC
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my starter toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 1947

Re: Is my starter toast?

Ignacio Here is a photo of the starter fault mentioned by Norman Kling. This is by far the most common failure of Model T starters. It can be repaired by replacing the terminal bolt with a kit available from Lang's Old Car Parts. The kit has a new terminal bolt and buss bar that is silver soldered ...
by James_B_NC
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 5611

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

Dallas Landers wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:14 pm
James, lace some rope on the rear tires and drive her home!
Would have given it a try, but chains and an F150 got me out
by James_B_NC
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 3060

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

Don’t know if this has been mentioned or not, but check the starter terminal post. If you can wiggle it with your fingers, the buss bar is probably bad. Just got done fixing mine and that’s what I found
by James_B_NC
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 4668

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I never knew the man, but I hope he rests in peace
by James_B_NC
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Tail Light ID

Cool, thanks. Fits right in with the '21 I'm building.
by James_B_NC
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Tail Light ID

I bought this Ford and Brown marked tail light recently and was wondering what year it'd be for.
by James_B_NC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Misc for sale, L@@K !
Replies: 15
Views: 2138

Re: Misc for sale, L@@K !

Sent an email for the tail light
by James_B_NC
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogs heaad and starter bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Hogs heaad and starter bolts

Not sure about the hogshead, but for the starter, I used the stock bolts and tightened them as tight as I could with a flathead screwdriver. Also, I found that for the the transmission cover plate, the best screwdriver for that is one of those lug nut wrenches that have a flat blade on the end to fi...
by James_B_NC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Steering Column Removal

Duey_C wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Nice, I like BOTH pics! Thanks James.
Larry, did you even look at James' pic? :lol:
Thanks! Gotta say that I like it more in its current state simply because I've gotten to drive it around, despite a cracked low speed drum.
by James_B_NC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Steering Column Removal

And this is it in its current state
by James_B_NC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Steering Column Removal

"Shoot, when I found it, the radiator was missing the nut for the driver's side mount, so my great-grandfather fixed it by jamming the post sideways in the frame and hooking the radiator on it." I sure hear you there James. :) I have an OT engine that has a piece of inner tube under a few boards st...
by James_B_NC
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Steering Column Removal

There should be some images in the service manual showing close up pictures of the column. The timer and gas rods should be straight so the bracket can be pulled off. While your checking things out there is a bushing inside the bracket that probably need to be replaced because of excessive wear ove...
by James_B_NC
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Steering Column Removal

Ouch. What do ya figure happened to that poor little bugger? I have no idea. This little truck has a 100 years of neglect I'm running through. Shoot, when I found it, the radiator was missing the nut for the driver's side mount, so my great-grandfather fixed it by jamming the post sideways in the f...
by James_B_NC
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Re: Steering Column Removal

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:33 pm
No

it is suposed to be straight
Thanks. Bent it back with a torch and got the bracket off.
by James_B_NC
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1323

Steering Column Removal

Replacing the firewall in my 21 and can’t get the steering column out. Following the Model T bible, but is the timer rod supposed to be bent like this? It’s the only thing holding the bracket on.
by James_B_NC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 2252

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

I wasn’t born yet and my dad was in middle school.
by James_B_NC
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Status of New Fuel Tanks
Replies: 22
Views: 2624

Re: Status of New Fuel Tanks

When I was waiting for my wheel rims, I also had a new tank on backorder from months prior. The folks at Lang’s told me that a farmer in Michigan made the oval tanks part time on weekends. When done with a batch, he would then split them between the vendors. Don’t know how true all of that is, but 8...
by James_B_NC
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Identification
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Seat Identification

These were in the barn laid on top of my T when I pulled it out to start working on it. Wondering if they go with it or for some other car (there used to be a lot of Model A parts around the place). I put a spare exhaust manifold and generator in the photo for scale.
by James_B_NC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: Parts for sale

I’d be interested in the radiator shell lacing
by James_B_NC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Production Stopped of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 2810

Re: Production Stopped of Parts

The serial number on my engine puts it in 1931.
by James_B_NC
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: Radiators

I got a Brassworks one back in January. Got it in three weeks rather than the 4 I had been told was usual
by James_B_NC
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil
Replies: 14
Views: 2548

Re: GOOD NEWS about 10w30 motor oil

Pardon my ignorance, but why is synthetic frowned upon?
by James_B_NC
Tue May 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 4583

Re: What timer do you use

Using the New-day timer that was on the car when my Great-Grandparents stopped running the truck. Works fine
by James_B_NC
Mon May 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 4118

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

Like it or not, more electric cars are coming... Talk of the GM Lordstown plant, recently closed do to poor sales of the Cruz, being sold to a company that will be making electric mail trucks. My fear is the "climate change movement" will eventually raise the price of gasoline (or taxes) to an unaf...
by James_B_NC
Mon May 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 4118

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

Like it or not, more electric cars are coming... Talk of the GM Lordstown plant, recently closed do to poor sales of the Cruz, being sold to a company that will be making electric mail trucks. My fear is the "climate change movement" will eventually raise the price of gasoline (or taxes) to an unaf...
by James_B_NC
Fri May 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919-1923 Electric Tail light
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: 1919-1923 Electric Tail light

Sent an email a while back. Will send another with my phone number if it’s still available
by James_B_NC
Wed May 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter motor input, please.
Replies: 12
Views: 2010

Re: Starter motor input, please.

I got a regular 6v car/tractor battery from NAPA when I upgraded to a starter. The way that I look at it, if the tractor battery dies, I can put it in there to keep me going. I really only installed the starter for people that shouldn’t try to hand crank anyways.
by James_B_NC
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Don't look!
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Don't look!

I wonder if he has anything to do with that porno spammer that keeps flooding my inbox
by James_B_NC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4527

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Well, wish you luck Tom. I’m sure it will all work out in the end.
by James_B_NC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2879

Re: Another E-10 experience

RustyFords wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:39 pm
I'd be curious to see what a forensic examination of the old plugs discovers.
I’d like to see this as well.
by James_B_NC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 29
Views: 3138

Re: Electric problem

I’d first start by tracing the wires and looking for damage. You can also remove the spark plugs and with the ignition on, turn the handcrank while they are on the block, looking to see if they spark.
by James_B_NC
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Treating wooden wheels.
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: Treating wooden wheels.

Tims,thanks but as I stated, I do not wish to paint the wood. Just going to stain and seal it
by James_B_NC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2892

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

John, I have seen Red Kote crack into chips before, but not really sure what caused it. Might be because the tank sat unused as the motorcycle it went to got set to the side without fuel it for a couple years. Still think it’s a good product though
by James_B_NC
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Treating wooden wheels.
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Treating wooden wheels.

Recently, I sent my wheels off to be repoked by Noah Stutzman. Was wondering about the best way to seal them when I get them back. While I know that the purist way is to paint them since they came from the factory that way, I'd rather stain them a walnut color and use sealer. What's the best way to ...
by James_B_NC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4527

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

If I recall correctly, Jed Clampet had an Oldsmobile truck
by James_B_NC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2892

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

Well. I will MAKE this ON topic! I need to seal a model T gasoline tank. The last time I did this, was before the govemessitup put all that alcohol in the gasoline. Right now there is a discussion on the AACA forum about the current best tank sealers, but so far, I am underwhelmed by the responses ...
by James_B_NC
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Power of Saving Things.
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

The Power of Saving Things.

Went to go send my rims and hubs off the other day to get them rebuilt and started hunting for a box to ship them in. Out in the shop, I had my radiator box saved to knock down flat (glad I didn't) for something to lay on when working on a car. https://i.imgur.com/qsmusvn.jpg Found that it held all ...
by James_B_NC
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who is Bing [bot] and Google [bot]
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Who is Bing [bot] and Google [bot]

It’d think they are indexing the site so it can be found in google and bing searches
by James_B_NC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 5090

Re: Dear Abby

Here you go. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castellated_nut

It has notches cut in it so you can put a cotter pin (or nail, bailing wire, etc. Whatever gets you home.) through it. There will be a hole drilled near the end of the bolt for this.
by James_B_NC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: HACKERS... again
Replies: 30
Views: 3912

Re: HACKERS... again

Wonder if it has anything to do with that porno spammer
by James_B_NC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The outrageous cost of shipping these days....
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

Re: The outrageous cost of shipping these days....

Sent my rims and hubs off to Stutzman’s for rebuilding today. Sent with UPS and that was $120. Then again, it was an 80lb. box.
by James_B_NC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 6773

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Thanks Stan, we’re not all worthless. I had enough sense to go into a trade and start making decent money without getting trapped into massive student loan debt. I’m 23 by the way.
by James_B_NC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: FATAL ERROR...
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Re: FATAL ERROR...

I was getting the same thing
by James_B_NC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden spoked wheel overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Wooden spoked wheel overhaul

Yeah, exactly what I did. Sorry about any confusion
by James_B_NC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden spoked wheel overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: Wooden spoked wheel overhaul

I’m about to ship mine off, but I painted my rims and hubs myself. Also sending off the brake drums.
by James_B_NC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails
Replies: 24
Views: 2839

Re: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails

Sparknwire wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:37 pm
The email say Hershey and it has porn on it it also says A courtesy of modeltfordclubofamerica.com from Heinrich Himmler actual spammer email is
1488 daysofbliss@gmail.com
Isn’t that the name of some nazi?
by James_B_NC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why Do You Do it ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2432

Re: Why Do You Do it ?

I work on my T because it belonged the my Great-Grandparents and the heap of junk was neglected all the way down the line to me. It's been fun getting it running and repairing what I can. Still haven't gotten to drive it though. :(
by James_B_NC
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails
Replies: 24
Views: 2839

Re: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails

Tom Hicks wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:59 pm
I haven't had any spam since I signed up. Maybe my server has a better filter, maybe your problem was from another source.

How would a spammer get my email address from my signing up here?
They superhacked it
by James_B_NC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust in water jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Rust in water jackets

At least your water jacket isn't filled with acorns like mine was when I started my restoration.
by James_B_NC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 5853

Re: Coolant Recommendation

I do not understand the reluctance to buy the pre-mixed green. Is there anything wrong with it? It costs a little more, but not much, and should last for years if it is just topped off when you change your oil. The few bucks more for pre-mix seem worth it to me since it should be "scientifically fo...
by James_B_NC
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 langs catalog
Replies: 12
Views: 2182

Re: 2019 langs catalog

Mine came yesterday too. Was a pleasant surprise.
by James_B_NC
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Model T
Replies: 27
Views: 6178

Re: Stolen Model T

This appears to be something copied & pasted. For a vehicle and/or a trailer to be “ STOLEN “ - a police report has to be filed. There is no contact information for any law enforcement agency listed. It is noted that someone entered a home - unless they broke in - they were invited to enter. If som...
by James_B_NC
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor Flush
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Motor Flush

Scott, when I pull the inspection plate for my T that had been sitting since the 50s to check the inside of the engine (beginning of the restoration) I found all the old oil still sitting in the dips. Only problem was that it had turned into grease...
by James_B_NC
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting T head
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Interesting T head

I always see Model T engines for airplane use crop up on the forum, but I’ve never seen an answer to the obvious question to follow: Did anyone manage to make a craft fly with one?