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by noelchico
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 454

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: 955

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 597

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: 1133

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 704

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dodged a bullet yesterday.
Replies: 10
Views: 812

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bennett brake lever info needed(originals)
Replies: 3
Views: 301

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Johns-Manville company
Replies: 29
Views: 1405

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 648

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: BOYCO Cans tell me the story
Replies: 3
Views: 410

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The cost of Model T travel
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

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: 1077

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: 627

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed her birthday!!
Replies: 3
Views: 310

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: 4
Views: 619

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A Thank You Note
Replies: 8
Views: 856

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Our T will finally get a top
Replies: 8
Views: 553

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

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: 942

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 6836

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Winfield SR vs Zenith S4BF
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bennett Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 436

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New malady, for me, ‘throttle’ finger
Replies: 15
Views: 990

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 922

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changing to a H/C Head, The Basics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 2576

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 3900

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 7853

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Memorial Day and Model T's
Replies: 8
Views: 965

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2433

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hail and an old top
Replies: 10
Views: 957

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: 2303

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pacemaker
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Giant Head arrived!
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Wyoming wind today
Replies: 20
Views: 2046

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: 1165

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High Compression Pistons
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2782

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When a novice drops a washer.......
Replies: 50
Views: 3428

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

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!!