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by Greg Griffin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand

Looks like they cut a hole in the splash guard--to serve as a foot scraper?
by Greg Griffin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB non-tapered spring leaf
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: WTB non-tapered spring leaf

A replacement spring leaf is on it's way. Thanks guys!
by Greg Griffin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB non-tapered spring leaf
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: WTB non-tapered spring leaf

Back to top.
by Greg Griffin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB non-tapered spring leaf
Replies: 3
Views: 229

WTB non-tapered spring leaf

I would like to buy a replacement for the broken 5th leaf (the one that holds the clips) of my 8-leaf rear spring. It doesn't have to be pretty, just not pitted too deeply. Six five seven, 2 four four 7 eight seven zero. After 2pm pacific time; email would be even better. Thanks.
by Greg Griffin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - BRASS ERA GRADOMETER NEW OLD STOCK IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: FOR SALE - BRASS ERA GRADOMETER NEW OLD STOCK IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE

Do any of these still have fluid? If so, will you please tell me what color the fluid is? I have one that has dried out that I would like to restore. Thanks.

Greg
by Greg Griffin
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: 1909-1917 Rim Nuts

Thanks Larry. I like this stuff.
by Greg Griffin
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: EVER READY AUTOMATIC OILER SETUP NEW OLD STOCK IN THE ORIGINAL BOX
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: EVER READY AUTOMATIC OILER SETUP NEW OLD STOCK IN THE ORIGINAL BOX

That might be the auto industry's first "idiot light".
by Greg Griffin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Beautiful Friday special, misc goodies for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Beautiful Friday special, misc goodies for sale

Just a question: What color is the fluid in the inclinometer? I'm repairing one just like it which has no fluid. Thanks.

Greg
by Greg Griffin
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1600

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I believe the encyclopedia is in error. See "1914 paint color", Feb. 20, 2010 at about 10:20 am, MTFCA forum.
by Greg Griffin
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1600

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

If you want spirited discussion, this ought to start things rolling.... Let me state right off the bat that I can not cite references other than to say that all of what follows was gleaned from this forum, posted by others who did cite (and often post copies of) their references. I believe these thi...
by Greg Griffin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale 1926-7 Pickup Box with fenders $500
Replies: 14
Views: 1733

Re: For Sale 1926-7 Pickup Box with fenders $500

That is a '25 pickup box. Note that front stake pocket is in the corner, not moved back to clear the folded top....
by Greg Griffin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?

The ad copy posted above specifies that the regulator is set for "two ounces" pressure, which is more in line with my own experience. Other sources refer to two or three "inches of water column" pressure.
by Greg Griffin
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning old grease in black top
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Cleaning old grease in black top

Hi Mark--

I haven't used this product, but I've used their concrete cleaner and it's worth the money.

store.actcleaners.com/asphalt-cleaner

If that doesn't work then just go to actcleaners.com and look around.

Greg
by Greg Griffin
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location
Replies: 20
Views: 1411

Re: 1915 Headlight push/pull switch firewall location

The dash shield has a cut out (or notch) for the end of the horn to stick through above the driver's toeboard. That ought to locate it for you.
by Greg Griffin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2295

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

Somewhere I have an old copy of Popular Mechanics from 1926, and it contains an article about the ""first public demonstration" of television. In a New York theater, the orchestra was in the pit while the conductor was in another room in front of the camera. His image was projected onto the screen a...
by Greg Griffin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: City driving
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: City driving

I agree with you about city traffic. The thing that scares me is a winding mountain road that the locals know by heart (read: 50+ mph uphill without looking) while I'm hiding just around the next bend in the road doing 23 mph, thank you. In the mountains, I seek the roads that are the long way aroun...
by Greg Griffin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2295

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

"All hope abandon Ye who enter here" is a line from Dante's Divine Comedy. Some joker changed "hope" to "soap".

I like that place already.
by Greg Griffin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS Valve Spring Seat source?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: NOS Valve Spring Seat source?

Hmmm... I didn't know that either. Thanks.
by Greg Griffin
Wed May 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '14 Touring, Brass Screw Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1098

Re: '14 Touring, Brass Screw Questions

A French screw is a brass oval head screw with a polished head. Different size finish washers for different size screws. Ford used some oddball sizes like #5; you can find them on the internet.
by Greg Griffin
Tue May 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter

Don't slip the clutch discs (let that pedal out quickly).....
by Greg Griffin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

Re: Sand Blasting a Model T

Mike, look up "dustless blasting". As others mentioned, it is sandblasting with water. Cannot overheat anything. I had my roadster body stripped (of fiberglass!) this way and no damage whatsoever to any panels, even where they were "thin" from rust. (That fiberglass concealed alot of sins. I used up...
by Greg Griffin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

Dan, you're one who always makes sense.
by Greg Griffin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

Isn't JB Weld over paint only adhering to the paint?