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by D Stroud
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

What Mack said. :) And to add to what Dennis said, there are double lip seals that do just what he described, I've used them many times in a past life as a Maintenance Supervisor in a Lead Recycling plant that had a lot of issues with outside contamination on gearboxes. They kept the crud out and th...
by D Stroud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 967

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

As an afterthought, I have made most of my living for the past 40+ years as a welder. As experienced as I am, I would never weld two pieces of a steering shaft together on something that would be driven. I have seen many shafts, not just steering shafts, welded together with just a small bevel on ea...
by D Stroud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 967

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

George H., as frugal as Henry was, he never made hollow steering shafts, which are not columns. A column is what the shafts are enclosed in. We need more pictures of that shaft, there is something seriously wrong going on here. Clean everything up and take several more pictures. That looks very scar...
by D Stroud
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help--How to Clean Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Need help--How to Clean Radiator

Make sure the radiator shop understands that it is not a pressurised system. If they test it with anything much over 2 or 3 PSI, they may well destroy it. Just ask Dallas. :( Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 23-25 Coupe Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: For Sale 23-25 Coupe Panels

Brendan, just a heads up. There is no "early/late" '23. This has been discussed on here many times, kind of like the "commercial" and "car " front fenders. Just one of those "myths" that have been floating around for years that have been debunked a long time ago. If a T has a low radiator/cowl, it i...
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Mark, quick question. Are the threads the same as a T tank? In other words, would a T cap fit the Dodge? My '25 coupe has a cast iron cap that sounds similar to what you need, I have no idea where it came from. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HALL SCOTT "Ruckstell" early BRASS SHIFT LOCK BODY
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: HALL SCOTT "Ruckstell" early BRASS SHIFT LOCK BODY

That TT shift lever is very similar to one for a TT Rocky Mountain Six Speed shifter. Interesting. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 1340

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

To add to what Dallas said, make sure you room for more friends! ;) Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BAICO Fire Engine Conversion for the FORD
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: BAICO Fire Engine Conversion for the FORD

Allan, that is indeed some type of truck conversion, similar to a Smith Form-A-Truck for a T car chassis, but look again at those rear wheels. They are much larger than the 30x3 1/2 wheels on the front which was how all of those conversions (as far as I know), where made in order to carry the extra ...
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting springs
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Painting springs

Whatever you do or don't do, DO grind a slight taper on the under side of the end of the spring leaf above the lower one. It doesn't take much, but it will keep the upper leaf from wearing a "gouge " into the lower leaf, which can lead to a stress crack and a broken spring, and will help with the fl...
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Shim Removal

I use small block Chevy rod bolts and nuts. They almost drop in and if the nuts don't loosen up in them, I seriously doubt they will in a T engine. JMHO, YMMV. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External adjustable bands
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: External adjustable bands

If I had to reweld one of those tabs on, I would rig up some way to hold the nut mostly submerged in water or some kind of a heat sink to keep from damaging the nylon. Use short quick bursts with the welder to keep the heat down. JMHO. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?

Also, you may already know this, but some others may not, ALWAYS squeeze the handle when applying the brake, just like you do when releasing it. DON'T let the pawl "ratchet" on the quadrant, that's what wears them out. They will last MUCH longer if you do that. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire talc
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Tire talc

It also makes the tire beads MUCH easier to stretch over the rim. Also, it's not near as messy as tire lube, which does work great though. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1516

Re: Hot Air Pipes

That hot air pipe that Mario posted is a NOS one I found at a swap meet in the late '90's. It is aluminum and I polished it, came out very nice. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Dan is correct. I read somewhere, maybe a parts book(?) a long time ago about those holes. My (Dallas's) '23TT and my '25 coupe have the round holes. I made new ones with a cheap hole punch and some leftover felt from some project. ( Really quite a technical project!) :roll: Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?

Make sure your pawl is nice and "pointy" :) too. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 921

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

That signal that Don V. posted looks nearly identical to the one Jim D. posted. Jim's appears to be the same with the addition of an extra bracket to space it out farther from the cab, no doubt to be seen easier with a wide bed or load. MHO Dave.
by D Stroud
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts going to swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Parts going to swap meet

Swap Meet. Hey Mike, have you heard any feedback for that meet? I have gone to it many times over the years, but IA. has had a LOT of Covid 19 cases lately, it is way too much for me. I would very much like to go again, but I think I will pass this time. Too many people just don't understand how ser...
by D Stroud
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Careful with RTV
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Careful with RTV

What Craig said!!!!! Dave :) :)
by D Stroud
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Ford Coils for Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: WTB Ford Coils for Rebuild

Hey Dave. I have four coils that have been "rebuilt" with what I am pretty sure were done with the correct capacitors. I have been running them in my '25 coupe for several years, they work OK, but aren't "up to snuff". I'm pretty sure they would perform much better if they were set up by someone tha...
by D Stroud
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Model T Collection
Replies: 42
Views: 5105

Re: Model T Collection

I sold John a few parts over the years and talked with him on the phone a few times. I was really sorry to hear he had passed, he visited like we were old friends. I too am a Vietnam vet dealing with some Agent Orange issues but so far am doing OK with them. Good luck taking care of his collection. ...
by D Stroud
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 72
Views: 4804

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

No pictures, but in a past life I worked in a small welding/machine shop in the mid '70's in our small town. We had an F20 Farmall with an A Frame boom over the front with a winch made from a TT Ruckstell, it worked very well. That old F20 would start every time with a couple of cranks with the chok...
by D Stroud
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

Yep Bob, that's just like what mine used to look like, except mine doesn't have USA on it. Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ball bearing 4th main
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Ball bearing 4th main

I have not had any experience at all with the ball bearing fourth mains, but I have had a LOT of experience with other applications of bearings, both ball, and tapered in a past life. Unfortunately, there are a LOT of so called USA made bearings out there that only have a USA brand on them that have...
by D Stroud
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: **For Sale: T Trailer Hitch**
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Re: **For Sale: T Trailer Hitch**

Jack, are these made from gray cast iron or a cast iron alloy? Dave
by D Stroud
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Economy Motor Head Company

Doesn't look like nearly as much water capacity either. I wonder how that affected the thermo-syphon system? Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

I've carried a pocket knife since I was old enough to wear pants with pockets, I'll be 71 in Nov. The one I have now, I bought at a street vendor in Saigon South Vietnam in 1970. It's basically a knockoff of a mechanic's knife issued by the Army. I can't quite make out the name, but it looks like "M...
by D Stroud
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1667

Re: Spark & Gas levers

Roger, can you post a link to the you tube video? What did you use for a source of nickel? Thanks, Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runs again!
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: 1915 runs again!

I think a cutoff touring made into a pickup is very cool! Mainly because that was what was done back in the day to do what was needed to be done. Same thing with tractor conversions, I've always wanted one. Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3003

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

Dallas, probably around '05 or so. Yep, I think we got the goodie out of it! :) Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3003

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

Hey Dallas. I had that same problem on the TT several years ago. Seems as though leather doesn't play well with antifreeze. :roll: :) Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2104

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Charlie, but I sure did enjoy his posts and shared knowledge. Another great loss to the hobby and his family. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1737

Re: Hot No Start

A bad condenser in a distributor ignition can make you pull your hair out, they can mimic all kinds of problems. I have been around four different vehicles over the last fifty plus years that had bad condensers and every one acted different. Two of them had new condensers that were bad, the original...
by D Stroud
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas gauge accessory for sale.
Replies: 26
Views: 2864

Re: Gas gauge accessory for sale.

Tim, Email sent Dave.
by D Stroud
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Show us your hit n miss engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Show us your hit n miss engines

Herb, yes. Sorry, I couldn't resist. :roll: Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1947 dodge 1 ton door latch?
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: 1947 dodge 1 ton door latch?

Randy, have you tried any of the Military collectors clubs? My now deceased(RIP) buddy was a member of one in KC MO. They were pretty active 10 years ago, not sure now. Seems like a good place to start. Just a thought. Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2636

Re: TT Racing.

Dallas, don't forget to add that you have a Rocky Mountain "Six Speed" transmission that you could add to the TT for other competition. ;) ;) ;) Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: Model Ts

Allan, I think the bus driver had to be very careful where the students sat, that thing is way back heavy even when empty, unless the body was built extremely light in the rear. JMHO Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker hose clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Walker hose clamps

What Dallas said. The silicone also makes it easier to remove the hoses when necessary. Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Urgently Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Urgently Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Ron, still haven't heard anything back. Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 381
Views: 34810

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Kind of an odd scenario. Neither truck appears to be stuck, they aren't sunk down in the mud much, especially with chains on. The road next to them is fairly solid. The White has its hood open and a chain is hanging on the front. I wonder if it broke down and the Jeffrey Quad crew came to try to get...
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 3964

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan, those screws have an odd thread. If you lose another one, don't just try to screw in another screw that is "close". They are available, but not from the big box stores, only from the T parts vendors. Be sure to use lock washers on them so you don't have the same problem down the road. Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 22
Views: 2102

Re: My transmission soaker

Hal, haven't you been watching the "Kalamity Dick" saga? There are many pictures of Rich on there! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Dave
by D Stroud
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Urgently Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Urgently Wanted to Buy Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Ron, sent an email the 20th, haven't heard back from you. Just touching base. Dave
by D Stroud
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anime Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Anime Model T

George, I think it's short for animated. Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Eckler's???
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Eckler's???

R.V., don't hold your breath. ;) Keep us posted. Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

From all of these responses with differing results/opinions, I'm wondering about different manufactures/quality issues? It still seems like a fix for a non existent problem to me though. The post about the ones made with the tapered bearings and races makes way more sense to me, but are/were they wo...
by D Stroud
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1725

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

Stephan. If that doesn't pan out,try swapping the wheels and rims out side to side. That should confirm or rule out wheel problems one way or another. I think you may be on the right track though.
by D Stroud
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

Allan, I was referring to the floating bearing hub, not the wheel hub. Look at the drawing that Shane posted, it shows grinding the key so the seal on the floating bearing hub won't be damaged when installing it. That's what I don't understand, why can't the key be removed before installing the hub,...
by D Stroud
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

Jerry, I agree key shouldn't be ground. I have no experience with those hubs, but wouldn't it be better to just remove the key and reinstall it after the hub is on? What am I missing? :? Dave
by D Stroud
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: Axle Shaft Hole Torn Out

As far as the axle housing repair, that is why I don't like to braze anything that can be welded. That should have been welded instead of brazed as far as I am concerned. Once something has been brazed, the bronze is absorbed into the base metal and is very hard to get out, if at all possible. That ...
by D Stroud
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1441

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

And don't pitch those old axles. They can be used for many other things. Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

I don't have any experience with them myself, but to me they do seem to be a fix for a non existent problem. JMHO Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 2636

Re: TT Racing.

Dallas, too funny!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Did you tell him you still had another gear to go or are you going to challenge him to another race? :lol: :lol: :lol: Never thought about a TT as being a sleeper. ;) ;) Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds
Replies: 23
Views: 8525

Re: Tips for successful selling on MTFCA classifieds

I've noticed that for awhile, a lot of posts just have an item listed, no for sale, wanted to buy, looking for or whatever. Not a big deal, but just makes looking through the adds easier and quicker if the poster would make it clear what was desired. If I'm not looking for that particular item, I sh...
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks in my Turtledeck
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Cracks in my Turtledeck

Mark, even though brazing may well fix your problem, I don't like to braze anything that can be welded for one simple reason. Once something has been brazed, the bronze is absorbed into the base metal which makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to weld at a later date if needed. I think you ne...
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Holly Carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: NH Holly Carburetor

Harold, I haven't tried to remove those rivets, but don't they have a spiral shank on them? I know other drive rivets do. Maybe use a left handed bit to help screw them out? Uncle Stan, any thoughts? Just a thought. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting 1916 Engine Block
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Interesting 1916 Engine Block

Rich, how is the early TT coming along? Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

I use a dab of silicone sealant on the hose connections. It fills any imperfections and will let the hoses pop right off as they don't stick to it. Works for me. :) Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2759

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

It also would climb a very steep slope. He had a creek behind his house with a pretty tall levy, it climbed right up it with no problem. That heavy rearend made a lot of difference. :) Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2759

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

Dallas, that bare chassis TT with that TIRED engine did 42.7 MPH with me and my Buddy on a LONG straight stretch of road with his GPS, just to see what it would do. Only did that once, I was surprised, not bad for a TT. :o For you to get to 42 MPH full dress is very impressive. Back then, it would c...
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 32
Views: 2478

Re: trailer design

Mack, I'll have to agree with you. Although I haven't seen this setup in person, it looks to me that there will be a LOT of twisting type of stress on those components without an axle. Myself, I can't see any advantage there, other than lightening your wallet. Maybe I'm missing something, which is Q...
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 1900

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

I don't know if the Lucas product is any better than any of the others, but we used to use 85w140 in the final drives on Cat dozers. I think it will be fine for a T rearend. JMHO. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back of body sitting crooked
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Back of body sitting crooked

If springs don't seat in the crossmember correctly, I wouldn't grind the springs to fit. That's just asking for a broken spring later on down the road. Find out what the issue is with the croomember, and fix that! JMHO Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1675

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

What I'm most concerned about, besides the bad idea of welding on a driveshaft in the first place, is a total lack of a radius on the weld on the shaft. The weld craters are even worse, the whole thing screams STRESS CRACK just waiting to happen. Myself, I wouldn't use that in a stock T, let alone a...
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

Don, rock crusher screen is made very similar to those and is available in many different sizes, very hard stuff as it has to withstand a lot of wear. Probably pretty spendy though. The "holes" are square rather than diamond shaped as the ones on the original are. I believe the "holes" on your extra...
by D Stroud
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,

Well said Hank!!!! Dallas, you need to start hunting ducks and geese back here. It's much warmer then than it is during coyote season. :lol: I still have a lot of stuff that I just know you need. ;) ;) Dave
by D Stroud
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Volvo overdrive ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1675

Re: Volvo overdrive ?

Mark, I can almost guarantee you that welded drive shaft will fail, if not sooner, then later. Not a good idea. Why not use a period three speed auxiliary transmission or a Layne Warford? I think you are going to open a big can of worms with that setup. :( JMHO Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 1706

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

I know that there are MANY more knowledgeable people on here than me, and I admit that I have had no experience with the flywheel magnet screws in question at all. That being said, I would NOT try to rethread the holes in the flywheel to fit the incorrect screws. I think that for what they have to d...
by D Stroud
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws
Replies: 21
Views: 1706

Re: Brass Magnets Clamping Screws

Bill, read the thread again, I think you missed something. ;) Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5449

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

Dallas, it's on our bucket list!!!! We were figuring on heading out to the Museum and your way this year until everything went hell in a handbasket. :x Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: Not done anything all of July

I've been wondering where you've been David. Glad to hear you're on the mend!!! Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 5449

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

Dallas, you have know idea how much it warms my heart to see that old gal being used regularly. :D Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 32
Views: 2478

Re: trailer design

Craig, I wouldn't set up a trailer with a 50-50 weight distribution. There is a reason that 60-40 is used, you need to have some tongue weight for it to pull properly. At 50-50, the trailer will try to beat itself to death. I once pulled a portable welder that was set up 50-50 with a ton truck for a...
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Wire wheel stud repair
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: '27 Wire wheel stud repair

Although brazing is a very good fix, I try not to braze anything that I can weld. The main reason for that is, once something has been brazed and if for some unforseen reason it needs to be welded in the future, it is VERY hard to get a decent weld on something that has been brazed. The bronze can b...
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Wire wheel stud repair
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: '27 Wire wheel stud repair

The dissimilar metals can be arc welded very easily, it just takes the right kind of welding rod. There are many rods designed to weld steel to cast iron, I've done it many, many times. It works great. Just a heads up for anyone running into that problem in the future. Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 1724

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

In years past, I learned that if you added more bulbs to the circuit, such as pulling a trailer, the flasher needed to be upgraded to a heavy duty unit. As I recall, the flashers worked by the heat generated in them, more lights/load made them flash faster. And there you have almost all of my electr...
by D Stroud
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Torque
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Spark Plug Torque

If you still have a leak, try useing some Antisieze on the threads, it does make a difference. Don't tighten too much though, as was said, the threads are tapered pipe threads. Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlight Bucket
Replies: 36
Views: 4095

Re: Headlight Bucket

Bump. Dave
by D Stroud
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlight Bucket
Replies: 36
Views: 4095

Re: Headlight Bucket

Bump. Dave
by D Stroud
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: 1908 Buick

Which begs the question, why do so many on here have to spell Chevy as C***y as if it's some kind of dirty word? It doesn't seem to matter with any other Brand, just Chevy. I have never understood that thinking. Just something to think about while sitting at home. :) :? :lol: Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlight Bucket
Replies: 36
Views: 4095

Re: Headlight Bucket

Bump. Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Amish camper ?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Amish camper ?

Dallas, nothing to do with horses pulling a camper, but with a multiple horse hitch. Back in the late '90's, a house mover friend of mine loaned me a VHS tape of some Amish moving a LARGE barn,loaded on dollies. Not sure where, but somewhere in the midwest. They used a THIRTY TWO horse hitch pulling...
by D Stroud
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2511

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

Dallas, you have no idea how much it warms my old heart to see "our ;) " TT bringing smiles and joy to people, just as I had always wanted to do. I have to smile everytime I see you enjoying it. Thank you so much for taking on my project and finishing it in a way that I never could have. Dave
by D Stroud
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlight Bucket
Replies: 36
Views: 4095

Re: Headlight Bucket

One more time, $5.00. Dave
by D Stroud
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 25
Views: 1524

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Jeff, I THINK the boot scraper running boards came out in '24 with the introduction of the high radiator. I could well be wrong, I'm sure others will chime in here. Dave
by D Stroud
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POR-15
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: POR-15

Yep Adrian, yes, I'm very sure that Galvanizing (plating rims) is much more durable than painting them, but for me, painting them is much cheaper, and easy to touch up. They don't have to be touched up very often, if at all. As I said, they have been sandblasted to bare metal before they were painte...
by D Stroud
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 22
Views: 2102

Re: My transmission soaker

Speaking of lacquer thinner, does anyone know where the "good stuff" can be purchased? I bought some of the "low odor" stuff a few years ago at the local big box store to remove some boiled linseed oil that had dried out. I might as well have tried to use water. The "lacquer Thinner" didn't even tou...
by D Stroud
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POR-15
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: POR-15

I have NO experience with POR paints, but I have sandblasted rims, to bare metal, inside and out, primed with spray can Rustoleum primer, let dry a couple of days, and then painted with Rustoleum spray can silver paint. That has lasted for MANY years, if something happens, a quick touch up with a br...
by D Stroud
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal joint pin length
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Universal joint pin length

Dave, maybe make your own pin? Is your u-joint Ford script or aftermarket? I'm sure if you do a bit of research, you can find what is needed. JMHO Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do you get the prices?
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: Where do you get the prices?

I have been selling my excess parts on the classifieds for a few years now. As far as prices, it's a crap shoot for me. Most all of my stuff has been bought at swap meets, auctions, antique stores, junk shops, etc., mostly many many years ago. I haven't been able to go any of those for a few years n...
by D Stroud
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much slop is too much?
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: How much slop is too much?

Kind of looks to me that someone in the past used steel rivets on the band lining on that brake drum. :( Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?

I'd be willing to bet Rich Eagle could figure out something. ;) Sorry Rich, I don't mean to add anything more to your project thoughts. :D Dave
by D Stroud
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need to straighten the headlight on a 24 coupe
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Need to straighten the headlight on a 24 coupe

Laird, I haven't actually tried it, but I would think good sized pipe wrench, maybe 18", turned sideways would work. Of course, you would need to cushion the jaws with something so they wouldn't mar the post, maybe some hardwood strips, thick leather, or? I would try bending them cold, I don't think...
by D Stroud
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

Well, that explains a lot. I have had that problem with a small plastic toolbox that I keep "household" tools in. Never could figure out why it smelled like that, never noticed that with any other box. I finally figured out how to cure the problem, I leave it open most of the time. :roll: Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1700

Re: Thin bushing removal?

I have found that what works best for me after messing with junk, er, I mean things mechanical ;) for over fifty years, is to heat the I.D. cherry red with an oxy/acetylene torch and then walk away and let it cool. This not only breaks down the rust to a powder, it shrinks whatever it is that you ar...
by D Stroud
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: A Starting Observation

On second thought, anytime you shut it off and then turn on the key no matter how long it sat would be a free start, if you don't have to prime it, such as stopping to get gas or something. Again, JMHO. Dave
by D Stroud
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: A Starting Observation

To me, getting a start by cranking and choking with the ignition off and then turning it on, isn't a "free" start', it's just a "cheap" start. :lol: :lol: A free start, IMHO, is when you go out to the T after it has set overnight at least, turn the key to Batt., after making sure the levers are set ...