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by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head High Head?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Low Head High Head?

Found a picture
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Complete Set Hassler Shocks F&R
Replies: 1
Views: 191

FS Complete Set Hassler Shocks F&R

These are in excellent condition, both front and rear. The name plates have raised letters, brass bushing look good, shock absorber bolts are also in very good condition. Includes square headed bolts & nuts for attaching to the springs and two bolts for attaching the perchs to the rear hubs. Can't f...
by TRDxB2
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K N T
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: K N T

The dealership in the photo was the Beveridge Motor Company Some references https://www.facebook.com/utahstatearchives/photos/a.2914097298632303/3046476058727759/?type=3 utah.jpg Its still there note brick columns and IOI graphics on the top face of the building UTAH 2.jpg beverridge.jpg Information...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

The lubrication requirements for the differential, rear axle, are totally different that what is need for the engine/transmission. There are many many discussions on the subject. Both have numerous recommendations from well qualified Model T owners based on their personal use. Differential Lubricati...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Perch puller
Replies: 19
Views: 1113

Re: Ford Perch puller

RajoRacer wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Here's my perch removal tool - not sure if I ever found a maker's mark !
Found this ad but couldn't zoom in enough
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: Front radius rod question

Somewhere on the www I saw years ago a post on how to do this . Lost the link in a crash. This was a step by step photo on doing it. Was going to try , but have not run out of good wishbones. Could not find it with a quick search. Dan I found a couple of "fixes" Contains pictures of fixing the ball...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Key switch. W/ dimmer for mag lights
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: FS Key switch. W/ dimmer for mag lights

Email sent
I'll take it
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Carsenegenic??

You'll see the California Proposition 65 warning on about everything as a default because just about anything, used inappropriately, can be harmful and its impossible to test everything. So to avoid lawsuits its being put on everything. " Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Cal...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?

More history on plugs for t he Model T https://modeltfordfix.com/model-t-spark-plugs-a-primer-for-the-enthusiast/ Lots of additional pictures of plugs. Ends with ". A good rule of thumb is to tighten them finger tight (no wrench) then using a wrench tighten an additional one half turn. This is not v...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting T on Epay
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Interesting T on Epay

Wonder why the 2 sets of switch/ammeter plates? Looks like a disconnected oil pressure switch on one side, and a disconnected heater on the other... Was wondering about the two switch plates too. There are several wiring modifications, modern starter solenoid think is 12volt has 2 ears, extra start...
by TRDxB2
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: Front radius rod question

I use a different approach when saving early pitman arms. They are finer forgings than the repros available from the vendors. I do not cut the old ball off. Rather, it is ground and filed to make a 1/2" round stub which is then threaded. The stub is still larger than the neck at the back of the bal...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Alchohol?

The first "antifreeze" was Glycerol (glycerine is the commercial 95% form of glycerol used in hand sanitizers etc) was replaced with a cheaper solution Ethylene Glycol about the late '20s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerol In the food industry it is called propylene glycol and used as an antifre...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1227

Re: Engine splash pans

If certain agricultural equipment can be used as an example, with a Thermosiphon system hoods, mud guards are not necessary in the design to keep an engine cool. Take for example the Farmall-International A from the 1940s. No water pump, yet it can run 8 hours and not over heat at 2-5 mph. The mud ...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup

...... Originally, I used wheel bearing grease for all grease cups, including the large one form the U-joint (sorry... I've forgotten the proper period name for it!!). Now, I tend to use Lucas red hi-tac grease for most fittings, in the hope it doesn't get warm and ooze out too quick. Is there a pr...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front radius rod question
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: Front radius rod question

Hello All my friend and I were going to attempt to replace the ball on a early front radius rod. We are thinking to cut the old one away on the milling machine drill hole in a inch and a quarter stainless ball barring. I can imagine some here must have tried this, and if not I still would like to h...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1227

Re: Engine splash pans

Dan B wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Can anyone post a picture of their engine compartment with pans installed?
Here is a link that goes into the details of attaching the pans - lots of good pictures with arrows showing bolts used (by Steve Jelf) http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1447712968
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1227

Re: Engine splash pans

I currently have the engine out of my '23 for rebuild and had to remove the pans. I'm considering not reinstalling them due to the way they collect oily dirt and grime. I'm also told the engine will run cooler without them. Yes? No? I am certain that there are conditions where owners feel that thei...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1227

Re: Engine splash pans

“The splash pans & hood are necessary to make a low pressure compartment and the louvers aid, not only as a method to expel the air but their shape also creates an external low pressure area pulling the air out of the engine compartment.” How does that theory relate to early Ts with no hood louvers...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17253

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Harbor Freight has one :lol:
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 808

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

I think you'll find what you want to know in this link. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/723318.html?1486606437 A picture is worth a thousand words. The front and rear suspension of the Model T is a 3-pount design that allowed them to negotiate variations in terrain (not many real roads b...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1227

Re: Engine splash pans

Two common methods to raise engine temperature is to block the air flow through the radiator or to install a thermostat. Raising the temperature in the engine bay to provide warm air to the carburetor on cold days may be more difficult than what the hot air pipe can do. The engine bay (firewall, hoo...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering gear
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: steering gear

It appears I was not clear on my question. The front end steering parts are tight ,all new parts. When I sit in the car and grasp the steering wheel I can move the steering wheel 1 1/2 either right or left before it starts to move the front wheels. As i said I do have the 4-1 gears and I was wonder...
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

I be good for 2. 3 depending on price. The American Bosch 600 has centrifugal advance not sure about the other models.
by TRDxB2
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures from a recent trip to Fort William Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: Pictures from a recent trip to Fort William Scotland

Here is t he FULL STORY behind the bronze statue. It includes pictures and unfortunately the video has been restricted by the BFI, British Film Institute, for viewing. The Story starts with the challenge show pictures of the attempt and the making of the Bronze https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-h...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering gear
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: steering gear

.... As iI mentioned it steers and handles well as it is YODA once said "if working, fix it not" "from neutral there is 1 1/2 movement right and left before the wheels move a total of 3 inches ." Is movement = steering wheel turns confused with a total of 3inches So how far does a wheel move to the...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

A correction to the cross reference its GILFILLAN not GILFILLIN their catalogue page is the same as the SUREHIT. I'm looking for parts too since I have an American Bosch 600 distributor and would like some spare parts. If someone has some old parts books it may be possible to get some replacement fr...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: WTB: Distributor cap for Bosch T-448

You may just need a carbon plunger like LL-47. Not sure if this parts lists applies but might help with a solution. Found another person looking for a Bosch #66880 "Want to buy for a 1911 Knox 4 cyl model R, Bosch #66880 distributor cap **Gilfillin #LL-55; Guaranteed #BI-5; KEM #1600." Looks like so...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping a head
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: shipping a head

When shipping anything heavy I want to protect it form being banged around conveyors - people handling too. I always consider how someone would pick it up to read the address and make sure its balanced end to end as bast as possible. Two layers of heavy cardboard should be enough to protect the gask...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 988

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

Made it simple (no angle cuts) 4x4, 2x4 1x4. Carriage bolts, lag bolts use any diameter threaded rod its just to steady the posts while the engine is dropped in place. Most expensive part are the caster wheels - I was going to buy a dolly and use the wheels but didn't like the quality, up to you. Ha...
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 999- what does this say?
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: 999- what does this say?

My guess - looks like
Ford
Dealer
Since 1903
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 1681

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

You ask what the model T capabilities are on a hill. That answer is based on what a properly working, properly operated model t can do. ...You say you are new to model T's, and new to this particular model T, so let me suggest you go thru some basic tune-up and adjustments to make it work properly ...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1654

Re: Prices going down ?

The market price of anything really doesn't matter, its all about what the buyer is willing to pay and what the seller is willing to accept.
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI website defunct?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: MTFCI website defunct?

Such issues can often be fixed by setting the correct date, time and time zone on your computer system. [/size] Not in this case. All those settings are correct here, and displayed at the top of my screen. I think the Firefox statement that "The issue is most likely with the website..." applies her...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1654

Re: Prices going down ?

All technology related to the manufacturing and design of most anything has changed over time and with it so have the skills of an individual to work on them. If you were brought up an a farm, then and now, you learned how to repair mechanical objects, weld etc. If you were brought up in a manufactu...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI website defunct?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: MTFCI website defunct?

Here is the explanation that Firefox has for its warning. Possibly not a hack but could be change over to Standard Time. "Certificates for secure websites (the address begins with https://) are valid only for a certain period of time. If a website presents a certificate with validity dates that don'...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Misc Model T Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Misc Model T Parts

Hope you don't mind me posting the picture but look like some have trouble getting to it. If yo u do let me know and I'll remove it
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

All you need to know is where the wire harness comes through the firewall- above or below the terminal block? No need to worry about pictures or measurements. You left out what that would tell him with respect to the original question "I have a newly acquired 1924 Coupe and am having difficulty wit...
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

Here are pictures of firewalls , hoods and shells to help you figure out what you have.
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by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Rocky Mountain Brakes!
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Please look at this link!

Pictures always help. So you have an early kit and want to swap for a '26-'27 kit?
Also here is a link on instructions '26 - '27 Rocky Mountain Brake Kit https://www.fordmodelt.net/rocky-mountain-brakes.htm
by TRDxB2
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTT RM brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Anyone up for a trade?

Pictures always help. So you have an early kit and want to swap for a '26-'27 kit?
Also here is a link on instructions '26 - '27 Rocky Mountain Brake Kit https://www.fordmodelt.net/rocky-mountain-brakes.htm
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost T & Trailer tracking
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Lost T & Trailer tracking

Also never park in the first or last parking place on a street corner in a big city with any vehicle. Its an undocumented tow-a-way zone for independent auto-part suppliers.
by TRDxB2
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies

Susanne wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:40 pm
I want to know why the carry-along tool box with a lock has a windshield? :shock: Ride alongs?
It may just be a painted boarder to imply that they also sell replacement Windshields. The top of the box in front of it has a very shiny surface as well
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost T & Trailer tracking
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Lost T & Trailer tracking

"XYFindit" uses Bluetooth technology with a maximum range of 100- 150ft. Most cell phones, tablets, laptops, or computers sold today are Bluetooth enabled. Wireless speakers use Bluetooth technology. Interesting that they say "The XYFindit works were normal GPS trackers fail to work. It uses crowd G...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies

210-217 Ripley St. Davenport, Iowa Ph: Kenwood 3832 Herman J. Horst Clyde L. Wilkinson Just of few miles away from me across the Mississippi in Iowa. Most of Downtown Davenport has be redeveloped and the Cycle shop would have been where the parking lot is now. In the background of the picture is th...
by TRDxB2
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Ford H Bulb

I purchased a headlight assembly and it looked like it had never been opened. The bulb has "Ford H" print on the glass which I have never seen. Just curious, is this a repo bulb or could this be period? Also the bulb adjustment screw has a cotter pin. Not sure if the repos have cotter pins? 2020110...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: One picture is worth...
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: One picture is worth...

Here's a challenge for you Steve. Take a series of screen shots to show me how to post photos from my new android phone. Other than that, a word picture from someone might help. Allan from down under. Alan, if you know how to post pictures from your home computer to the forum the process is the sam...
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas tank brackets. Round and oval. Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Gas tank brackets. Round and oval

I'll take a pair of round ones - can paypal zip is 61265 email sent too
by TRDxB2
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

Lots of pro's and cons about Ethanol but need to remember that it was used in the 1920's to increase octane which was later replaced by a lead additive. While cars and other engines may have issues with E10 no one should ever use E85 unless the manufacturer has stated it can be used. "The first thin...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

I recently listed many interesting facts about the history of gasoline as it related to the Model T in this posting which has contradicted many myths about gasoline in the early years https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16844 here are some highlights. "As late as June 1917, Standard Oil (th...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

No disagreement with the lubricating qualities of TEL. Perhaps Upper Cylinder Lubricants are a alternative. "By the mid-1920s, gasoline was 40 to 60 Octane." >>> https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-gasoline-1991845 "In the early 20th century, automotive manufacturers were searching for a chemical t...
by TRDxB2
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Gas

Thought I do a bit of searching the internet on the development of Gasoline related to the Model T. I found some interesting information and tried to get more than one reference to support what I found. Whatever owners use in their cars likely supports their engine configuration & driving habits. Wh...
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

There is some interesting information here: https://www.cool386.com/regulator/regulator.html https://www.cool386.com/battery/battery.html Thanks for the links - I had saved the first but couldn't find it. The second makes as Arty Johnson on Laugh-In "Very Interesting" reading first indeed, SG3524N ...
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

Most solid state or mechanical regulators designed for cars/bikes are the series type and will not work with the Model T. If you use a series regulator on you standard T, or A, then likely as not you'll damage the generator. From a brief glance, Frank, I think the ones you show are series regulator...
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Erik Johnson wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:58 am
Any benefits of using motorcycle oil in a Model T are purely psychological.....
Is that a quote from Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams" or "The Ego and the Id"?
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Projects VR Alternative?
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Fun Projects VR Alternative?

Can either of these be used with/without a cut-out. Located at the battery. Caution some vintage motorcycles are positive ground - this is a negative ground no info on 3-brush but some cycles were https://www.ebay.com/itm/SOLID-STATE-6-VOLT-6V-DC-VOLTAGE-REGULATOR-NEGATIVE-EARTH-MCR2-RB108-SJ836-/11...
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying

Some more images of the GUTBROD (English translation "Good Bread". The one that is for sale for $38K must make the engine worth a few Euros! Google translate of "Wooden box" in German is "Holzkiste" Not sure if the 1933 Superior is that Holzkiste
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Motorcycle Oil

OIL for a TYPE OF ENGINE-TRANSMISSION should not be confused with detergent/non-detergent oil, conventional vs synthetic oil or oil-viscosity. These, if necessary, should be discussed in their own post. The similarity of the Model T engine / transmission (wet-clutch) to some Motorcycle combinations ...
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying

The wikipedia link pointed to a web site that is the equivalent to MTFCA http://www.standard-gutbrod.de/ but its in German (auf Deutch) which I was never really good at too many years ago. Perhaps someone can search their forum for information. The site also lists contacts. From browsing the site an...
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1370

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Only mistake I see is the spelling of mistake.

I wondered if anybody would notice. :D
I dud but someone else already pointed it out. You can correct it by selecting the pencil icon in the upper right corner of your first posting
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New page: Any misteaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1370

Re: New page: Any misteaks?

Was thinking of some items that might be needed - radiator & hub cap if missing from souvenir takers, band-aid items, and hard to find maintenance parts.
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Wheels first appeared in ancient Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, more than 5,000 years ago. They were originally used by potters to help shape clay. Later, wheels were fitted to carts, which made moving objects around much easier. ... Turning the axle turned the entire wheel, saving both time and ener...
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hands-on how to videos
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: hands-on how to videos

..... I hate seeing hands with nasty fingernails that appear to have enough grease under them to pack a wheel bearing.....If my hands & nails looked like some I see I couldn't eat, hold my wife's hand, or pet my dog. What would your hands look like while you were doing what they are doing in the vi...
by TRDxB2
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

While Ford dominated that era its likely Dodge, Buick and/or Chevy would have filled the gap. Starting with Duryea in 1895, at least 1900 different companies were formed, producing over 3000 makes of American automobiles. World War I (1917-1918) and the Great Depression in the United States (1929-19...
by TRDxB2
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass Stop / Tail Light
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: WTB Brass Stop / Tail Light

Have you tried other suppliers? Given the price it may not be a stocked item http://www.snjparts.com/Model-T-Lights/4846-t-7669.html https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/T-6955_STOP-LIGHT-BRASS?fromCategory=Products/model-t/lights/cowl-light-tail-light out=of=stock There may be one on eB...
by TRDxB2
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter question
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Ammeter question

The magneto does not charge the battery but it can be set-up to do so. Remember the magneto puts out AC voltage. But since you have a generator it would be more complicated to do so and then whats the point. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/765229.html?1498438118 useful discussions on how...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Kohnke Rebabbiting Service

Yes they are in Business https://www.kohnkerebabbittingservice.com/contact.html And from early posting https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14810&p=115846&hilit=kohnke#p115846 This is John Kohnke with Kohnke Rebabbitting Service, son of Herman Kohnke. I am working 24/7 getting jobs finished ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1114

Re: Another newbie No Start

Another Sunday and another day in the garage! I dropped some oil in the cylinders and let it sit for a couple of days. Looked everything over, looks like .... I tested out the wires from the Cap to the firewall, if I’m connected to number 1 wire, should I be getting a contact reading on ALL of the ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Mini rant, T related

A few years back a friend of mine said he went to the Post Office to Mail a parcel in a Priority Mail Flat Rate box only to be told that it couldn't be shipped that way, it had a slight bulge. When asked why not? He was told because the top wasn't flat. :(
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 49 year old collection of "T" parts
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: For Sale 49 year old collection of "T" parts

Some pictures might help
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Check out Hayes Wheels - bargin
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Check out Hayes Wheels - bargin

On eBay - pick-up only in Guadalupita New Mexico a pair of Hayes Wires with Hub Caps, spindles & arms for $695 (wish I were there)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-1926-27-Mo ... LR&vxp=mtr
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30" Rim
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: WTB: 30" Rim

Post some pictures of the felloe needing the rim - the valve stem hole and where a lug mate. There maybe a name on t he inside of the felloe on either side of the valve stem hole/ Pictures of one that is complete would help. Like everyone has said many different felloes and rims and some combination...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tire or "Tyre" considerations.....
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Tire or "Tyre" considerations.....

Found this info https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1839698 posted 01-09-2020, 07:54 PM cabrioletgalaxie Senior Member Join Date: Oct 2010 Location: Maine Posts: 33 Default Re: European Classic tires "Hello, I am a dealer for these tires in Maine and have sold about a dozen this summer. ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boyco Creeper
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Boyco Creeper

Found a few ads
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Charging Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Charging Problem

Can assume the cut-out is a diode version then flashing isn't applicable. "Ammeter barely moves" when you turn the lights (incandescent) on?
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Mini rant, T related

Having trouble too. Talked to the local Postal Inspector, said the Pandemic, anticipation of Mail-in ballot volumes, and the forth coming Holidays with expected high volume of shipments has caused them to hire more staff. So there is a learning curve. I had a purchase from NJ (1st class) get routed ...
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Radius rod ball cap
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Front Radius rod ball cap

Another factor in choosing one over the other is the wear on the rim of the ball cap, tie rod and drag link ends. And while your at it check the un-threaded end of the yolk for wear. I used APCO style cap ends - don't have any worn stock ones
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2106

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

Regardless of what rust remover product you use to de-rust some parts it is reusable to a point. T get the most for you money, clean the parts first - wash off dirt and grease; if the product removes paint then use a paint stripper first (cheaper in the end). Evaporust says one gallon de-rusts up to...
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have I Done?
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: What Have I Done?

Hi Fellas, So, I accidentally connected my 12v Battery Tender to my 6v T for a day. Now, my ammeter shows no charging, but the lights and starter work just fine. What did I damage - the voltage regulator or the generator? All else seems okay. ... Am I reading it correctly, that you charged your 6 v...
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New cutout
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: New cutout

The warning is to limit it to 5 amps not 5 watts. 5 amps will give you 30watts of power (5amps*6volts). The T generator is capable of more (20 amps and it will burn out) but the higher you go the more stress is on the generator. The 5 amp recommendation is based on the fact that's about all you need...
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: The Midget Car Co. Findlay, Ohio (Model T related)

Found this picture on Pinterest.com said it was from Hemming's but couldn't get any details than that. Put the picture of it alongside the Dobson. The wheels are different and there is a drip edge above the Dobson rear doors. Roof line is a bit different too. Perhaps this was a kit or Plans for a DI...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing front crossmember
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: Replacing front crossmember

I've been told that its easier if 3 people are involved - one to manage the bucking bar, someone to torch the rivet and keep it red and the third person to drive the rivet into place OR 2 experienced senior citizens who have done it many times before. ;)
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag verses battery
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Mag verses battery

jab35 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:06 pm
This is a pretty good article: http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/The%20Mo ... rt%201.pdf
Thanks for adding that!!!
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag verses battery
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Mag verses battery

Everything you wanted to know about the ignitions system and wish you didn't ask There are two things to consider Coils https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trembler_coil "The trembler coil operates equally well from AC or DC electricity. In the Model T, a battery was used for starting, but once the engine...
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923 model t headlight switch?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: 1923 model t headlight switch?

RajoRacer wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:08 pm
The headlamps would have used the "lever" on the ignition switch to turn on - dim one way - bright the other way.
and the key selects the voltage source Bat - Off - Mag
by TRDxB2
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan

Need some help determining which battery I will need. I saw a video recently showing an Optima 8010-044 used in a '25 T. Will this battery work for me? Are there other/better options? The answer to your 1st question is Yes. The answer to your second question depends on several factors related to th...
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3473

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

After looking at your drawing I should have added to make sure that your tie rod and steering drag link clear your engine pan. You should be OK with a 3 inch to 4 inch drop. I am assuming that you are going to use a 1919 or later front wishbone that mounts under the axle. This is a most important p...
by TRDxB2
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Direct LED replacement headlight
Replies: 35
Views: 1725

Re: Direct LED replacement headlight

john in kzoo wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:14 am
I ordered the same ones. Should be here in the next day or so. I'll let you know how they work
We you get them add a picture so we know what they look like
by TRDxB2
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

AND if the seller is unfamiliar with T's it could be a scam. "Send me the money and I'll ship the car to you" - right! And if poor English is used like he said "Soon I will transport the shipment when monies are received quickly" <- scam
by TRDxB2
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

Can someone translate the engine date on this for me? 41495239 Thanks! Think we all need to go back to the original question" "to date the engine" and to try and understand the intent of the question. Then Brian noted "Yeah, I asked a seller for the engine number, that is what they sent me". So we ...
by TRDxB2
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1114

Re: Another newbie No Start

I knew there should be a number on that motor somewhere! I’ll try and bring it out a little tomorrow when I get home. I have one more picture to show. Not sure if this number is accurate? But it’s a nice piece of history to go with it. An old registration card! If the number on the tag 566404 is in...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

Here is the link to the engine serial numbers http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/sernos.htm once you ID the year you can go to the HOME page and get for more info about the model year and differences. The engine number is above the water inlet. Get a picture of it for review by others - easy to stamp a 1 ...
by TRDxB2
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1479

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

to be in fashion Model T's with feminine names should only don white tires between Memorial Day (not Easter) and Labor Day. :lol:
by TRDxB2
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1573

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I couldn't find any data that specifically indicated car registrations by year and manufacturer. I did find data about car production by manufacturer by year and also car registrations by year. In looking at the figures (eye balled) rough estimate that 30% all cars produced up to 1940 were registere...
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 1915-1922 Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: For Sale 1915-1922 Coil Box

There were differences in the steel coil box across the years; one piece tops (early), no reinforcing strap from the wood to the box front, brass/steel latches etc. Here is some Vowell Art noting the difference in the switch units and one photo. I agree that the current repro plates are printed blac...
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1296

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Norman Kling wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:23 pm
I'm back. I have a question for Cudaman. Why do you have those straps on the rear axle? Do they go around the spring or the chassis? I haven't seen anything like that before.
Norm
Period accessory
by TRDxB2
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 39
Views: 3914

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Info on Major POW (German prisoners) camps in the USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_prisoners_of_war_in_the_United_States There are some information on reference material in the link While I was in Collage I worked for a guy here in the USA who was a WW2 German POW. He said that all he new wa...
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2106

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

How do you get rid of rusty molasses? Glad you asked. Link says to use feed molasses (not human type) as a rust remover sounds interesting https://forums.aaca.org/topic/160333-rust-removal-using-molasses/. Doesn't say how to dispose of the tank residue This link explains Evapo-Rust vs Molasses http...
by TRDxB2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Question
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: Headlight Question

Can't tell from the photos if you have a Headlight reflector spring. Also I have noticed a difference in the repop rope gasket diameter. Might make it easier to remove the rim and/or cause a rattle.