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by noelchico
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Me Bragging....,
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: Just Me Bragging....,

Henry, you are a lucky man indeed. I lost my father to a rolled tractor when he was 48 and I was 20. He taught me mechanics, repair, welding, honesty, the value of a handshake and a man's word.
by noelchico
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: replacing touring top

With no experience with upholstery and "backyard" and motorcycle tech training in repairs, I put a top on my 23 touring. I agree with the concerns about the cold winter work. the fabric should stretch as it's put on. That being said, you can certainly do all the preliminary work, setting up the bows...
by noelchico
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Houston to South Dakota and Back 07/10 to 07/15

Ignacio, I don't know what you need or what, if any, year you're looking for but if you'll be close to Pierre you're welcome to look at my stash. We'll be out of town 9th till evening of 12th. I work days Mon-Wed each week but evenings are free. Noel
by noelchico
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2497

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

a friend in the parade sent this to me
2020 Ft.Pierre parade.jpg
by noelchico
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clean brake shoe/Lining
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Clean brake shoe/Lining

I've used E-85 as it's 60-85% ethyl alcohol, not as flammable (I presume) as gasoline, and it's cheap. when tossed out and lit, it burns with a much less intense flame than gasoline. Just my opinion, however
by noelchico
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 4654

Re: What have you done in June 2020

I spent most of yesterday under my 20 roadster taking up the rods. I haven't adjusted them since 2008. They all needed .003 from each side of each rod cap. (1 shim of the stack). She's noticeably quieter! While under there, I remembered a tip that Mark might use. Chevy 350 rod bolts work well but yo...
by noelchico
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

don't forget the oil/grease in the differential
by noelchico
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed

If the coils haven't been rebuilt in the last 20 years, send them all to one of the folks who rebuild them. The paper wrapped capacitors go bad with age and they likely all need replacement leith possibly new points and adjustment/tuning. I use Ron Patterson "Coilman" but there are several other fin...
by noelchico
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale - 1926 T Touring - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: For Sale - 1926 T Touring

Nicely done. Looks like a great car for some lucky new owner. Information if you have it on the engine/transmission and drive train would help. any recent engine work that you know of? Rear end teardown and bushing replacement if known?
by noelchico
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Gas life span

I've run mine after sitting all winter, so I doubt a few more months will make a difference. I'd add more to it if you only have half a tank, then drain the float bowl and run it. Alternatively, mix it 25/75 with fresh gas. I find it too risky to use for much cleaning unless outside in well ventilat...
by noelchico
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good news for Russ Potter
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: Good news for Russ Potter

That's Great News. Happy for you, Russ
by noelchico
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zenith in a box
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Zenith in a box

looks very pretty, Stan
by noelchico
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news

with this virus spreading like the influenza virus, being spread by air and not necessarily close contact, possible inanimate objects, (while in confinement on the cruiseiners) and apparent 1/40 fatality rate, I'm concerned!
by noelchico
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure Mic Crank?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Sure Mic Crank?

I have one in my 26 and it is smooth. Some have had problems with them but I suspect that if they have lasted 100 years they'll last a few more.
by noelchico
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1923 scat crank short block for sale DEEP DISCOUNT !!! Now $4500.00 or best offer!
Replies: 31
Views: 5479

Re: 1923 scat crank short block for sale

Would the high compression pistons interfere with an overhead valve head such as a Rajo C-35. Interested!
by noelchico
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1927 Model T Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 4659

Re: 1927 Model T Touring

That touring is just too pretty for us with our old car to even be associated with. Looks like we'll need to find somebody else to tour with. :-) Congratulations on your new T, Keith and Carol
by noelchico
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 2119

Re: Top shrunk

Mike at Classtique was more than helpful in supplying just the parts I needed to repair the top that had been put on too tight on my roadster before I purchased it. You may just need the top vinyl and can re-use the rear vinyl, pads, and straps.
by noelchico
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: System update successful

I have an old Ipad 2 I often use to access the forum. It's always been slow as molasses, sometimes a minute to reload a page. It's much faster tonight!
by noelchico
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Re: Sad News

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Mike. I pray Brenda has a joyous meeting in heaven and that our Lord gives you the strength to get through this difficult time.
by noelchico
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: Rustitus

Michael, as a board certified physician, I must object to the name you have erroneously given this serious affliction. I am further surprised when looking at your domiciliary address. "Itis" is usually used in reference to an inflammatory condition, or where there is inflammation of a specific organ...
by noelchico
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 3253

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

When is the last time most of you ate venison? Our state game laws are very liberal when it comes to issuing licences for does. Unfortunately, the majority of hunters are after big buck racks and don't shoot the does. If you harvest 90% of the bucks, there are still enough to breed the does and prod...
by noelchico
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

Re: possible magnito problem

I had a switch on my 26 partially short out the magneto to where it ran but not well. Several days later, the switch completed the destruction of the magneto. On checking the switch I found a burned out portion visible from the back. I did an in the car recharge and sent the switch to Ben Martin, wh...
by noelchico
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dodged a bullet yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Re: Dodged a bullet yesterday.

I had the camshaft nut come loose on my 23 Touring on our first tour. We were stranded in a depression in the road with no spark. After checking several things, and several people stopping to help, I pulled the timer and found the loose nut, but not the pin. i couldn't find it anywhere under the car...
by noelchico
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)

Mark, hope the pictures posted as I’m sending on my phone. The distance from the pin on the drum to the middle hole is 1.2 inches. From drum pin to top lever plan hole is 4.7 inches. From middle hole to end of lever is 4.4 inches. All measurements are center to center
by noelchico
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 3445

Re: Johns-Manville company

Burger, I love your sense of humor. I've had patients die of mesothelioma, including a local priest and friend, and understand the concern about both good and bad asbestos, but still appreciate your story and humor. Keep it up!
by noelchico
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 1769

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

I'm a little further north of you, so definitely worry about cold storage. I agree with taking the weight off the tires but haven't deflated or let pressure out of them. I run either stabilizer or 100:1 two stroke oil in the engine much of the time, especially when I put it away for the winter. I al...
by noelchico
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BOYCO Cans tell me the story
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: BOYCO Cans tell me the story

My Grandfather used to wrap burlap around glass gallon jugs to wet and keep the water cooler while working the farm. It worked well as that water was always cooler than the surroundings. He attached the burlap with hog rings and did a nice, neat job when done. I wish I still had some of those old wa...
by noelchico
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3174

Re: The cost of Model T travel

I thought he was having problems with the float level in the carb. that could cause his car to run richer, cutting power and fuel economy. Just guessing. Steve, maybe next trip throw in a second carb, like a rebuilt NH, in case you have a problem. I keep one under my seat. that way I've never had to...
by noelchico
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes Wire Wheels FS
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Hayes Wire Wheels FS

Dan, could you use AC brakes with these? I've got Bennets on the back of my 20 Roadster with Pasco wire wheels and there is no fit problem.
by noelchico
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ZENITH ST4B CARB ORIGINAL RAJO C HEAD
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: ZENITH ST4B CARB ORIGINAL RAJO C HEAD

Stan, I have a RAJO C-35 head and manifold I got from Mark Chaffin several years ago and am very interested in this carb except that it appears that the manifold carb mounting is 90 degrees rotated from what appears correct for this carb. This would put the carb crossways to the manifold rather than...
by noelchico
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I missed her birthday!!
Replies: 3
Views: 774

I missed her birthday!!

I've been planning on looking up the birthday of the 1920 Roadster we acquired in 2016, and finally got around to checking the serial number against the list in Bruce's book. Finally thought of it again tonight and went out and checked. DANG!!! She was born on August 22, 1919. I was thinking of spru...
by noelchico
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: New, reproduction brass Boyce moto-meter
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: For Sale: New, reproduction brass Boyce moto-meter

I’d like it. Thought I’d sent a PM but it must not have gone through. Noel
by noelchico
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Thank You Note
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: A Thank You Note

I had to re-do the top on my Roadster. the previous owner had recently replaced it and had cut the top and the straps too short, so the top wouldn't go down on the windshield. I was able to stretch the top material but needed new pads. Mike was gracious enough to talk to me about it, and sell me jus...
by noelchico
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our T will finally get a top
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: Our T will finally get a top

Mine came with no top also. We purchased some well used bows, bought the wood for them, and installed the top ourselves. Thanks Teresa! We then bought some clear vinyl at WalMart, along with some black vinyl fabric, and made the side curtains. I don't like the lack of visibility with the stock curta...
by noelchico
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

I pulled my 23 engine several years ago to replace transmission output shaft and the slipping transmission that I had put turbo 400 plates into. The turbo plates looked good, but about 1/3 of the Ford steel plates were cracked. I suspect due to heat from the slipping transmission. I replaced the pla...
by noelchico
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - WANTED - Single Wire Wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: WTB - WANTED - Single Wire Wheel

Bob, my Pasco wheels have their own hub that mounts onto the T axle. The wheel then rides over a set of 6 studs and is held tight against them with 2 large fine thread brass nuts, the first to hold the wheel tight and the outer one to prevent the inner threaded nut from loosening. The wheels won't m...
by noelchico
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 14962

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

I'm getting our newest addition to the stable, our 1920 Roadster, ready for it's first tour. We're headed to Tennessee next month. This car has a Ruckstell and I'm installing Bennett brakes (perhaps a different thread) but it has no accessory oiler. My other two have right hogshead oilers but I didn...
by noelchico
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF

Jeff, I wonder if the increase in top end is as much a factor of the different manifold as it is the carburetor itself. The later stock manifold has a moderate restriction compared to the earlier and the aftermarket manifolds that give "60% more air flow". At top speed, the Model T seems to be hungr...
by noelchico
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bennett Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Bennett Brakes

I'm currently trying to install a set of Bennett brakes horse traded another forum member for last summer. Thanks, Keith! They are going on our 20 roadster we plan to take to Tennessee in a month. I checked old forum threads and see the that the brakes are supposed to fit on the rear bolt in the bac...
by noelchico
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger
Replies: 15
Views: 1969

Re: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger

Dan, I think you need to install one of those new tangled foot operated throttle attachments like I’ve seen on some newer cars :D
by noelchico
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019

Teresa and I are greatly saddened by the loss of this wonderful man. We have enjoyed meeting him and dining with him and Marcia on several of the national tours we have had the pleasure of sharing with them. He had been getting more frail in the last few years, but always had a friendly greeting and...
by noelchico
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

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

With my Z head, I ran about half way down the quadrant for in town, but 2/3 down on the highway. I'm still playing with the Prus I put on the 20 but so far I've been doing the same and it seems to run well. I'm not sure that 60 degrees BTDC isn't too much for the higher compression head. BTW, I got ...
by noelchico
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 4138

Re: I am 87 today

Happy Birthday, Darel. hope you have many more. The cold of the north country makes us stronger!
by noelchico
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 4344

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

Dave, I think most of the ladies would appreciate some sort of privacy screen. :D To add to Burger's comment above, one of the pastors, born in ND and spending 30+ years in South America or the Dominican Republic, commented on our recent medical mission trip "Most Americans are born on 3rd base and ...
by noelchico
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 7238

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

I get more smiles per mile in my T than in any other vehicle. Also, the folks on this forum, and on tours, are helpful and fun to be with. Parts are relatively cheap compared to more modern vehicles, and they are easy to work on. No, they aren't a great cold weather car with no heater, and there's n...
by noelchico
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: 15% ethanol and T’s

In follow up or question to John's post above. I'm aware that theoretically, there is only a 3% difference in contained energy between E-10 and straight gasoline. However, I've never seen a gasoline engine that was 100% efficient at burning fuel. In the past 3 vehicles I've owned, 2001 5.4 F-150, 20...
by noelchico
Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 14912

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Well, this is a May-June project. I received a Prus head several months ago and due to other commitments ( a medical mission trip to the Dominical Republic was one of them) I finally got around to working on my 20. The engine had appeared to have a complete overhaul in the 1980's, less than 1000 mil...
by noelchico
Fri May 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: 15% ethanol and T’s

During the summer months, I burn E-10 in my T's as it works about as well as regular gas and is cheaper. I get better fuel economy with my vehicles with pure gasoline, but not enough to justify the higher expense. I realize I'm paying full price for gasoline and in essence throwing the ethanol aside...
by noelchico
Mon May 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Memorial Day and Model T's
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Memorial Day and Model T's

I also give thanks and appreciation for all the sacrifices our servicemen and women have done for our country, and the countries they've freed from dictators or oppressive regimes. May God Bless All The Servicemen and Women, those still here and those who have passed on.
by noelchico
Mon May 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 5139

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Last Fall I repaired the top on my 20 roadster. the previous owner had put a new top on it after hitting his garage door, but he and his friends had the top front bow sitting about 3 inches above the windshield. I had to remove the staples of the entire top, readjust the middle bow to remain at 90 d...
by noelchico
Sun May 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hail and an old top
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Hail and an old top

i find it interesting how many of these cars spent decades outside and show no hail damage of the hood or exposed metal.
by noelchico
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Model T Roadster for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: 1923 Model T Roadster for sale

What a sweet deal for somebody. A little top work, sounds like a fresh engine, this would be a great car for somebody to start out with. I've already got a 20 roadster or I'd be planning a road trip! Even though they made more that year than any other year, I still love the swept back windshield and...
by noelchico
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pacemaker
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Pacemaker

Scott, I agree with you that there's likely few cardiac surgeons, or electrophysiologists for that matter, who know the Gaus units needed to upset the pacemaker, let alone the strength of model T magnets at various distances from the hogshead. They will therefore default to "why take the chance". I ...
by noelchico
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Giant Head arrived!
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: Giant Head arrived!

has anybody measured the head capacity on a Giant? just to compare to a Z or Prus head
by noelchico
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Wyoming wind today
Replies: 20
Views: 3417

Re: OT Wyoming wind today

George, what's that little yellow thing at the top left of your cluster mean? Hope it's nothing serious!
by noelchico
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS LOTS of model T and A parts for sale at SD swapmeet
Replies: 6
Views: 1747

Re: FS LOTS of model T and A parts for sale at SD swapmeet

I'm assuming that's San Diego and not South Dakota. :-)
by noelchico
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Compression Pistons
Replies: 16
Views: 2988

Re: High Compression Pistons

Do high compression pistons work under a Rajo C-35 head? I've got a head and sometime soon plan to have an engine built around it with probably a stock SCAT crank. I'm not sure if I want to go with the stroker crank and new rods, mains, etc. This will go in a 26 coupe to hopefully cruise with the lo...
by noelchico
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 5173

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

There are thousands of people "off the grid". My cabin in the Black Hills is one of them. They still need gasoline to run engines for splitting logs, tractors, augers, etc. There are also millions of off road enthusiasts using gasoline in their ATV's. Maybe they'll be battery powered also, but the b...
by noelchico
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When a novice drops a washer.......
Replies: 50
Views: 5533

Re: When a novice drops a washer.......

I'm no attorney, but no names or location were placed with the picture, so there is no way I can identify who the owner of the mishap vehicle is. I agree, Tom, that maybe the correct thing would have been to ask permission of the owner if you could post pictures to other model T owners to perhaps pr...
by noelchico
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 3914

Re: OT Be fashionable and safe.

we had that rear facing seat in a 66 Rambler station wagon. none of us 6 kids wanted to sit there as we had several miles of gravel roads to get anywhere. The dust in that seat was so thick you couldn't breath. Nobody thought of opening the rear window! that would triple the dust!!