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by Greg Griffin
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Speedometer road gear
Replies: 0
Views: 190

FS: Speedometer road gear

For sale: 60T 8P Stewart road gear, #11077 (1920-1925). $20 plus shipping. Email or call six 57, two 44, 787 zero.
by Greg Griffin
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

My mistake, "Threadserts" are called Time-sert. timesert.com
by Greg Griffin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head water outlet threads stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: head water outlet threads stripped

Helicoil is a "spring" type insert, open between the "threads". Thread-sert is a solid bushing, and while more expensive, will make a permanent repair. Be sure to visit their website to see which length of insert you require. Read their installation instructions to properly measure the depth of the ...
by Greg Griffin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919 CA license plate star
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: 1919 CA license plate star

Hi John -- The condition of the poppy was almost pristine, save for a bit of handling; even the surface immediately around the rivet holes showed no tool marks or flattening. In fact there was no flattening at all. I have never seen another tab, on a plate or off, with NO flats or bends to the tab. ...
by Greg Griffin
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919 CA license plate star
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: 1919 CA license plate star

1916 - Lead bear from CA flag. 1917 - Pressed steel poppy painted yellow w/red center of flower. 1918 - Pressed steel mission bell painted green (like verdigris). 1919 - Pressed steel star from CA flag painted red. The pressed steel was pretty thin. I have seen a NOS poppy, others in fairly good con...
by Greg Griffin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #2
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Re: #2

That was a photo of Edsel Ford's car, which he and two friends drove across country to the Panama-Pacific Exhibition in 1915.
by Greg Griffin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Man Top Front Flap
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Two Man Top Front Flap

Early cars did not have the wind flap. I think the flap was added around 1920.
by Greg Griffin
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Re: Ford H Bulb

Huh! Got that one all wrong!
by Greg Griffin
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Re: Ford H Bulb

Tung-Sol was bought and absorbed by another lamp manufacturer (Westinghouse? don't remember) around 1938, the brand being discontinued during the war.
by Greg Griffin
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heli coil for spark plug holes
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Heli coil for spark plug holes

Check out "Time-Sert". Pricey but superior to Heli-coil in my opinion. Just the thing for stripped threads at the universal ball cap in the oil pan.
by Greg Griffin
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flying Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 1677

Re: Flying Model T

Disney Studios, the covert model T landing strip not visible in this view.
by Greg Griffin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

I'll buy some for my cars.
by Greg Griffin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cooling system rust inhibitor
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: cooling system rust inhibitor

No-rosion is good and their website has technical articles. Use reverse-osmosis (RO) purified water rather than distilled, unless you are using at least 50% coolant.
by Greg Griffin
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 43
Views: 6806

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Good job researching that information Bill and thanks for posting it here. ....and for those who don't know, acetylene becomes unstable above 15 psig; that is, 15 psig and above is dangerously high pressure for undissolved acetylene. Do Not use hose clamps on acetylene hoses on your car. Ford didn't...
by Greg Griffin
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

FYI the dash tags were nickel plated. They were issued (without license plates) and were always 2" round before 1914. I have the original matching tag for my 1914 plates.
by Greg Griffin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found something interesting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: Found something interesting?

I put heavy rods and cast iron pistons back in my '14. Straight-cut timing gears, too. Oh, and my valve stems are not adjustable. Round tube radiator. My '14 is a '14! It's my idea of fun.
by Greg Griffin
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil petcock help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Oil petcock help!

If the threads are gone in the pan, time-sert makes a repair kit for 1/8" npt. I have no experience with it.
by Greg Griffin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Horn FS
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Brass Horn FS

There's a product called "Brite Boy" that is the best thing I've found for brown brass. Available at janitorial supply stores. Contains ammonia, so I get it clean with Brite Boy and then maintain the shine with other products. Good luck.
by Greg Griffin
Mon May 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let's remember
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Let's remember

I believe he also first said "Everywhere I drive is a parade and everywhere I park is a car show."
by Greg Griffin
Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB battery box lid
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: WTB battery box lid

Got one. Thanks MTFCA classifieds.
by Greg Griffin
Wed May 20, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB battery box lid
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: WTB battery box lid

Thanks Henry, but I'm after the top of the box that sits in the carrier. Nice of you to offer help so quickly; you're always there when someone on the forum needs a hand. There are a number of people here who are so valuable to others who've "hit the wall" with some problem. It's appreciated. Thanks...
by Greg Griffin
Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB battery box lid
Replies: 5
Views: 841

WTB battery box lid

I'm looking for a late (square-cornered) battery box lid for my '25. Post reply, PM or email me gregagriffinatyahoodotcom (replace at and dot). Thanks.
by Greg Griffin
Fri May 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1675

Re: Headlight Ajustment

The only level surface I had was the center of the street where I used to live, but traffic was not an issue, so one evening at dusk I parked the car straddling the crown of the road and set up my cardboard "target" attached to the side of a stepladder. Gas headlights don't exactly give a "concentra...
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: 1572

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: 710

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: 710

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: 710

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: 2170

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: 2782

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: 1011

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: 2087

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: 3338

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: 3338

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: 3018

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: 2412

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: 1391

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: 3041

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: 4182

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: 2090

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: 4182

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: 1862

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: 2229

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: 2058

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: 3938

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: 2476

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: 2476

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

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