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by Gonenorth
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

The other advantage of using a solenoid is that you can connect connect an in-line fuse in a weather proof holder under the car bewteen the battery and the footswitch (from there connected to the ignition switch) and have an easy method to disable electrical system of the car. No more worries about ...
by Gonenorth
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

Easy way to determine if the starter has a dead short is to remove the positive cable connected to the starter and insulating it so its not grounded, then hitting the switch briefly. If nothing happens, then the starter probably has a dead short someplace. If the problem persists, check switch or wi...
by Gonenorth
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Fordite Steering Wheel

I have followed Dan's routine, and then use successive coats of semi-gloss water based poly. Seals up the Fordite and leaves it with a nice, but not too shiny finish.
by Gonenorth
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sinking cork
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: sinking cork

Got news for you...those black floats are made of a material called "nitrophyl" . Notice they are listed as "alcohol resistant", not alcohol proof. They too will absorb fuel and get heavy over a fairly short time. And it happens with non-oxygenated fuels as well. Had lots of trouble with them in var...
by Gonenorth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: generator problems must be contagious
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: generator problems must be contagious

What I have found is that if you find a place that knows how to repair older tractor electrical systems, there's a pretty good chance they understand the Model T's three brush system. Establishments that deal only with modern automotive electrical systems rarely have a clue how to deal with generato...
by Gonenorth
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak coming from weep hole in starter
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Oil Leak coming from weep hole in starter

The shaft bushing is worn and needs replacement. The vendors sell a bushing kit that includes an oil seal that is pressed into the nose cone that stops oil leaks well.

https://www.modeltford.com/item/5105SK.aspx
by Gonenorth
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Dan, Thanks! Your memory is a whole lot better than mine. I have no explanation for the differences but only having one part number either. All I can tell you from experience is the tanks aren't interchangeable.
by Gonenorth
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Martynn, Excellent work! I have always admired your ability to work with complex software and generate those drawings. One thing that I can add is that there are two different tanks I have run across. The '26 Improved Car fuel tanks from the Touring and Tudor models are not interchangeable. The slop...
by Gonenorth
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2502

Re: How cold do you drive?

Coldest drive yet:43 degrees. Not much fun. The biggest challenge up here isn't necessarily the cold, its road salt. Not willing to subject my T to that so it goes into storage in late October and doesn't emerge until late April.
by Gonenorth
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3798

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Don't do it!! Unless you have someone there on-site where the car resides that knows Model T's and you trust to handle a cash transaction, avoid. Craigslist is full of scammers and swindlers. I bought my first Model T off a Craigslist ad, but I went there cash in hand, personally inspected the car, ...
by Gonenorth
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1790

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

Yes! I have a water pump. Last I looked, its laying in a pile of crap someplace in the back of my garage. My car runs fine without it.
by Gonenorth
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

I put red high temp wheel bearing grease in the front bearings, but I hand pack those. Most of my other grease cups have zerks in them, so I just use synthetic marine wheel bearing grease in there...since that's what I keep in the grease gun and have plenty of tubes of it on hand.
by Gonenorth
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

I'm way far north of most folks. My car stays in an unheated garage from roughly mid-October until it emerges in mid-April. I make a habit of draining the fuel from the entire fuel system. Just put it in my truck and use it up. I too put the car upon jack stands and take the air pressure down to 10 ...
by Gonenorth
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford primer color
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Ford primer color

I have an early '26 Tudor that was a December 1925 production unit. The car went through a couple really bad "restorations" on the exterior, but not on the interior (other than seat upholstery). After removing the interior panels I discovered the car has the original rack numbers chalked on the insi...
by Gonenorth
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: 6 VOLT STARTING PROBLEM.

If your connections are good, consider an Optima Red top 6v battery next time you need one. Yes, they cost more...but they last longer and have 800 CCA. Most 6v batteries have 600 CCA. Those extra cold cranking amps really roll it over.
by Gonenorth
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12 volt Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1317

Re: 12 volt Question

Yep! That's how you do it. Takes one heck of a hot soldering iron to get good connections. Its kinda of a headache, but it will be much nicer on your starter. I have lots of friends who have 12 volt system on their cars. They claim not to have issues with their bendix components. However I am stayin...
by Gonenorth
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Headlights
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: LED Headlights

Anybody find and use some LED brake/tail bulbs that work well in daylight? Have a set of single socket/dual pin tails (original tail lights) for the Tudor. In the Touring I have a split function tail light (separate sockets for tail and brake light bulbs). Would like to upgrade those to LED as well....
by Gonenorth
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 2751

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

I'm not sure the demand is there any more. From the pages of Econ 101: demand and availability determines price. At every price there is a buyer; fewer at higher prices, more at lesser prices. Several years ago when I was looking for my first Model T I went over to a place that advertised classic ca...
by Gonenorth
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Generator Rebuild

Outside of the recommendations already listed, you might want to ask around if there's a long established electrical shop that does lots of old tractor work. I found one under an hour's drive from me that was familiar with Model T generators, starters, and bolt on magnetos/distributors. The old gent...
by Gonenorth
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found Inside a Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Found Inside a Coil

You can sure tell penmanship was still taught in schools back then.
by Gonenorth
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on Oil Fill Timers...
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: Question on Oil Fill Timers...

Art are you talking (or writing) about the cam gear cover that has the oil filler cap, or the timer cover itself? Might be able to help if I can figure out exactly what you want.
by Gonenorth
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stale gasoline disposal
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: Stale gasoline disposal

I you are in an area where its allowed, stale gas is great for burning brush piles. I use it as a cleaner too. Then it goes to the brush pile!
by Gonenorth
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Iola, adios.
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Iola, adios.

My impression of Iola pretty much mirror's Steve's: it was a lot of walking for darn little benefit. I saw very few pre-war parts and little that interested me as a Model T guy. The admission price isn't a big deal for me, but the lack of parts is. Unless I get interested in muscle cars and custom b...
by Gonenorth
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting article on ZDDP in oil
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Interesting article on ZDDP in oil

Longtime Amsoil customer here: I don't see much if any benefits of using zddp in Model T oils aside from break-in. My rebuilder gave me a vial of it to add to my conventional oil for break-in. My engine broke-in at about 90 miles. You could tell: the engine temp dropped about 20 degrees once the rin...
by Gonenorth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?

Did you talk Bob's about securing it to a pallet and shipping via Fastenall? Rockford is a pretty good sized town so there has to be one fairly close to Loves Park.
by Gonenorth
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt battery dilemma
Replies: 21
Views: 1513

Re: 6 volt battery dilemma

Got an Optima Red Top 6 volt battery three years ago. No checking electrolyte...ever. Has more CCA than any farm store battery. They are not cheap. But in this case you get what you pay for.
by Gonenorth
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some reassembly required
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Some reassembly required

Steve, you will love the SCAT crank. Engine runs smoother and no more worries about participating in the two-piece lottery.
by Gonenorth
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

Tim, You're right on Lake Superior. Just use some of that water. That lake hardly ever freezes.
by Gonenorth
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?

Had the Prus head on my car for going on 4 years. Had a z head before. Prus head is a noticeable difference. I run the timing advanced about half way through the quadrant in town or just putting down country roads. But if the speed builds up to around 25 mph, I advance fully to almost within a few c...
by Gonenorth
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant in thermosiphon systems
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: Coolant in thremosiphon systems

I run mine closer to 40/60% antifreeze adjusted to -47. Yep! It can get darn cold up here in the tundra. And "no", I don't drive it in the winter. It lives in an unheated garage from mid-October until mid-April. I have a good flat tube radiator and the car never overheats even when we get into the o...
by Gonenorth
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: recommendation on 6 volt battery purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: recommendation on 6 volt battery purchase

Looks like a standard tractor battery. I have never gotten any more than three years out of them. Cells seem prone to shorting out. Paid up for a Optima Red Top 6 volt sealed battery. End of issues. And at 850 CCA as opposed to most other farm batteries 600 CCA, it rolls the engine over faster and i...
by Gonenorth
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time have you got ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2242

Re: How much time have you got ??

Lots of times it comes down to priorities. For some folks Model T's are the passion of their lives. For me its more of an interest. If I have wood to cut, house chores to accomplish, or other obligations, I don't feel bad if the Model T stays in the garage. I have one driver and another "project" ca...
by Gonenorth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: T for sale

Well, to start with its not "very original". And I agree, the price is questionable.
by Gonenorth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2754

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

There really is no "best" oil for your Model T. Its more a question of preference, and some oils containing friction reducers should probably be avoided. Any good quality multi-grade or straight grade (in warmer temps) will work fine. Yes, detergent oils are better than non-detergent oils particular...
by Gonenorth
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor air leak?
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Carburetor air leak?

Had that problem as well until I had Russ Potter rebuild my NH. Trying to get a good consistent idle was constant challenge. Set it, idled OK. Drive down the road and stop...idle off and car runs rough. Also seemed like I was always adjusting the mix while driving as well. Under light throttle it ha...
by Gonenorth
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slow cranking starter
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: slow cranking starter

Most of the "original" starters I have been into are full of oil and grime. Doesn't take much wear on the shaft bushings or clogging of the weep hole in the nose cone to allow oil to migrate into the starter itself. Just as a matter of routine maintenance, I always take an unknown starter apart, cle...
by Gonenorth
Thu May 30, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 2077

Re: Do you register your old plates?

Jim, Sr. just pointed out one issue with WI plates. You can display YOM plates as long as the other ones are in possession in the vehicle someplace. But you are restricted to operation of the vehicle by the type of plate you purchase. The antique plates do come with restrictions, most of the old car...
by Gonenorth
Mon May 27, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter wants to fall off
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Starter wants to fall off

If lock washers don't do the trick, clean the threads out and use some blue locktite. But first check your bolts for correct size and thread pattern. I have picked up several at my local hardware store that have varied from batch to batch they have received. Take an original (if you have one) and ma...
by Gonenorth
Sat May 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3027

Re: What timer do you use

I'm in the TW camp as well. Just take it off and blow the little bit of carbon dust out of there once a year. Been four year of great service out of it and I have yet to experience a problem with it. Just have to remember to keep that little wire that keeps the brush in its holder so you can install...
by Gonenorth
Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Radiator Apron
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: '27 Radiator Apron

George, I can tell you for a fact that the tapped hole was there earlier than '27 model year cars. My '26 Tudor was assembled in early December 1925 and it has the tapped hole present in the front mount and in the apron. Don't know about 1925 model year cars though.
by Gonenorth
Sat May 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: DeWALT Generator tester
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: DeWALT Generator tester

That's a cool idea!! Been looking for a way to test and set generators up for long time with out having to make a special set-up.
by Gonenorth
Fri May 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

OOPS! Change that to "a whole lot shorter". Too early, need more coffee.
by Gonenorth
Fri May 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lubricants, what do you use?
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Lubricants, what do you use?

I think the list of what you shouldn't use is a whole lot longer than what you can use. Mostly it comes down to preference. I use full synthetic lubricants and oils, mostly because I get them at wholesale prices. So there isn't much difference between those and regular mineral oils for me. Also help...
by Gonenorth
Wed May 01, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sta-Bil or Seafoam?
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Sta-Bil or Seafoam?

I have tried Seafoam and Stabil. Seafoam never seemed to do a great deal except maybe clean the carb some. I always thought the red Stabil was fine with the old gasoline formulations prior to oxygenated fuels, but is useless with them now. We've had better luck with the Marine Stabil keeping moistur...
by Gonenorth
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trailer update
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Trailer update

I bought a 5K winch for my trailer as well, however I haven't even installed it. With the Ruckstell in low and the trans in Ford low, the car barely creeps up the ramp. Same with backing it out. I suspect a Warford would give you the same results. I can see how it could get a little scary without ei...
by Gonenorth
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1861

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Been back and forth across the border more times than I can count. Most went smooth, some didn't. One time I got detained at the border and ultimately turned around when (being honest) I told the Canadian border folks I was going up fishing for a few days and helping my friend who owned the fishing ...
by Gonenorth
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blasphemy - oiler versus zerk
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Blasphemy - oiler versus zerk

When I rebuilt the springs and components of my 26, I replaced pretty much all the grease-able shackles and king pins, tie rod ends, etc. All of them seemed in pretty good shape and I kept the old components. I don't mind periodically oiling the stuff that needs is regularly. Where I did use zerks w...
by Gonenorth
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2087

Re: Another E-10 experience

My rule of thumb is to never let E-10 sit any more than about 60 days in anything without running it. Seems to phase separate after that. I have used Marine Stabil to keep that from happening for a few months, but I never leave fuel of any sort in any vehicle or equipment beyond that. Where it's pos...
by Gonenorth
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 3945

Re: Coolant Recommendation

Probably helps to know what is in your tap water. Some tap water has a high dissolved mineral content from lime deposits or iron, along with a bunch of other noxious stuff. If you don't know, most county health dept's have simple water test kits available for a few dollars that can help you answer t...
by Gonenorth
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 3945

Re: Coolant Recommendation

I get Conventional Green IAT at Orielly Auto. Always get the straight stuff. I mix mine stiffer than most folks at -47. Yeah, its gets cold up here. Sometimes really cold. I know some guys mix in a coolant booster of some brand or another. I prefer Amsoil Coolant Booster (mostly because I can get it...
by Gonenorth
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Recommended shops to buy trailer tires
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: FJ - Recommended shops to buy trailer tires

I just went down to my local service station in town and got some Endurance 205's D range for $123/ea with free mounting and balancing. I couldn't beat that deal at Sam's Club. Plus, I know I am dealing locally with good people.
by Gonenorth
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ

Hope you all had time to hit Boot Hill in Tombstone and took the quick trip down to Bisbee. That's another old town time forgot.
by Gonenorth
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sierra Vista AZ. It’s snowing!!
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Sierra Vista AZ. It’s snowing!!

Those of us living up here living in the frozen tundra of northern WI are always happy to share. Enjoy! Go play in it. We do!!
by Gonenorth
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WTB ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: WTB ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER

Harold is correct: finding an extra height trailer on the used market is an exercise in frustration. The ones I have seen for sale were frequently sold with the cars that were up for sale too. Lots of manufacturers will custom build a trailer for your needs. I ordered a NEO aluminum trailer with eno...
by Gonenorth
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Order of assembly front sheet metal 26/27
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Order of assembly front sheet metal 26/27

To compress those radiator springs, I just took a wood wedge and tapped it in to to the trick. Once the installation was complete, they were easy to remove.
by Gonenorth
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 6223

Re: LED Bulbs.

Asking for a friend of mine who has several brass cars. I would love to have a brass car, unfortunately it's not in my budget so I am happy with my Improved Cars. Anyways, my friend is a member of that "other" Model T group so wanted me to ask on here. He drives one of his brass cars all the time ra...
by Gonenorth
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 6223

Re: LED Bulbs.

Anyone had any luck converting their acetylene lights to LED? If so, what kind of set up are you using?
by Gonenorth
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Engine noise

Is this a problem with only some model year blocks? I have a SCAT crank in mine and have absolutely no issues with it in my '26. Engine number dates it back to the second week of December 1925, So I would guess the motor was manufactured some weeks prior to that.
by Gonenorth
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Canada has Arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 2172

Re: OT Canada has Arrived

Supposed to get down to -31 tonight and -37 tomorrow here in the jackpines. Was outside playing with the dogs and checking on the neighbor's cabins at -17 this afternoon. If you could stay out of the wind it wasn't bad.[attachment=0]DSC01303.JPG[/attachment
by Gonenorth
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too cold to drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2499

Re: Too cold to drive?

Personally I just prefer to park my T for the winter. Cold is one issue. I have driven it at 45 degrees, and in an open car wind chill becomes an issue. With side curtains it might be a lot better. However that's not the biggest factor to consider when contemplating driving the car in winter up here...
by Gonenorth
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings
Replies: 35
Views: 2632

Re: Teflon Tape for Carb Fittings

I have used blue Gorilla tape as it is fuel resistant on threads. Three years later it's holding well and no leaks. Sometimes when I think leaks may happen on connections or gaskets exposed to fuel, I smear on a thin coat of EZ-Turn and that seals well. Damming up gasoline leaks can be a challenge a...
by Gonenorth
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1734

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Mike, Too cold out in the garage to play right now, but during the summer months I have been playing with my Sun machine hooked up to the Model T. I haven't had time to finish building all the wires harnesses to hook up the cylinders in a group and get a raster pattern, so I can only do one cylinder...
by Gonenorth
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 1734

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Part of the issue here is that we have been living in the age of breaker-less ignition so long, few people remember how a standard ignition coil even works. Concepts like "dwell" and "coil saturation" are pretty much lost on amateur mechanics. Even some of the newer ones seem to have only a cursory ...
by Gonenorth
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which 12 volt battery is the best for a Ford Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 1870

Re: Which 12 volt battery is the best for a Ford Model T

I get all my Optima batteries from Summit Racing. Good price and free shipping. If you are going to use continuous charge and discharge cycles, you may want to consider the Optima Blue Top marine staring/trolling series. If memory serves me correct, they put out 650 CCA which is more than enough to ...