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by YellowTRacer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight bulb non-starter
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Headlight bulb non-starter

I ran a #1009 bulb for the magneto lights in my 1920 ice cream truck I don't remember what kind of bulbs that I first installed in 1965 but they didn't last long and neither did subsequent replacements. Then in around 1972 I put in these 1009 bulbs (I don't know any other description, volts, watts, ...
by YellowTRacer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Fan Problema #4

You're running your fan belt way to tight. Scott hit the nail right on the head in his first paragraph. With the engine shut off I can reach in, put a finger on the fan blade and spin it and the blade will turn 3 or 4 inches. I just keep it tight enough to turn the pulley on the water pump (if it ha...
by YellowTRacer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: Three to One Gears

Well, as usual I'm the wierdo. I love 3 to 1 gears. Had them in the ice cream truck (car chassis) dead stock engine other than aluminum pistons, 2 spd Ruckstell. I love long drives in my cars/trucks, and don't like overworking the engine. For me the good outways the bad. Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 12 v Aahoogah Horn
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: WTB 12 v Aahoogah Horn

I have an original (twenties) that along time ago I paid $120.00 for thinking that it was a 6v. I'll let it go for the same price I paid plus shipping.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: How much grease do I need?

Hey Bud, please explain what your definition of "semi modern car" and "modern hub seals" is. My car runs 1915 era wheel hubs with original style felt seals Not sure what others are running. Allan, glad to hear that I'm not alone. With today's "supersonic' greases we can extend some of HF's original ...
by YellowTRacer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: How much grease do I need?

I'm a little reluctant to respond here because I'm so far off base compared to most of you with my attention to lubing my Model Ts. I'll stay strictly to lubing Old #4 because I drive it the most. I think I checked and repacked my front wheel bearings (stock wheel hubs and bearings) in 2008 before w...
by YellowTRacer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 241
Views: 15283

Re: Foto of the Day

Sorry, this isn't a Ford but I love the picture. Taken on April 18th at around 4:45 AM in the morning as we annually drive to San Francisco to attend the 1906 earthquake commemoration ceremony in our 06 Locomobile with lights a blazin. The event is held at Lotta's Fountain (where these pictures were...
by YellowTRacer
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stewart speedometer chains
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Stewart speedometer chains

My guess is that the problem lies in your speedo swivel gears.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 30
Views: 2446

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Harrah's Kampkar came from Piedmont/Oakland, CA. I was bidding on it at the estate auction held in Berkeley, against Harrah's buyer (a lost cause for me) and I dropped out at I think $625.00 so he got it for $650.00. Since the locals knew I was a model T nut, I got a call from a horseless carriage f...
by YellowTRacer
Wed May 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

Old school. You drive down a hill in the same gear that you would drive up it. And continually press hard on the low pedal so no band slippage! Problem solved!

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed May 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More Ruckstell info
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: More Ruckstell info

Guys, this is just FYI. i've been running the same Ruckstell in my race car Old #4 for 51 years. I like the single grease fitting idea but have to agree, it's a little overkill. I shift my Ruckstell a lot and after all this time the shifter rod is a little loose in the housing and it still shifts fi...
by YellowTRacer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Golden Gate Model T Tour, June 3rd
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Marin County and San Francisco June 3rd Tour ?

Not sure I can find the time but I like the format and I'll try if you don't mind locals participating.

Ed aka #4
by YellowTRacer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Professional Appraiser
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Professional Appraiser

I was trying to avoid commenting on this but as a professional motor vehicle appraiser I feel the need to set the record straight. The fair market value of a vehicle has nothing to do with how much you paid for the vehicle, how much the seller was asking or what the value guides state. It has everyt...