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by ewdysar
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Some 14' parts that need to go
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Some 14' parts that need to go

PM sent about the running boards.
by ewdysar
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - New Manhole Kingpins, complete kit
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: For Sale - New Manhole Kingpins, complete kit

And I think that it’s funny that people “bump” their sale posts constantly. I know who has offered stuff for sale that I am interested in and can remember stuff that I have read longer than just a few hours or days. I know who is selling new aftermarket wire wheels, even though I don’t think that ei...
by ewdysar
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - New Manhole Kingpins, complete kit
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: For Sale - New Manhole Kingpins, complete kit

Yeah, I missed the flash sale on these by going to work instead of spending my time reading various forums. I think that they’re an awesome product, but my ‘16 touring has a completely rebuilt front end (with flip-top oilers) that only has about 200 miles on it, my speedster project dropped axle has...
by ewdysar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 1237

Re: Younger Members

In a recent for sale post, a person with a possible interest in getting into the hobby stated that he thought that this group might not be a good fit for him. Since then, I’ve been thinking about the first impressions that people may get about our members. Based on nothing but my personal, subjectiv...
by ewdysar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

Keith, I asked this same question a while ago, and got the same basic answer. Nobody has done this because it shouldn’t be done. Do whatever it takes to run your gas lamps on gas. Or if you think that you would like the convenience of electric lamps, stick with the halogen conversions that have been...
by ewdysar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Jack Rabbit or Turbo 400?

Adrian, We all know that the stock clutch should be able to handle all of the power that a well tuned stock engine can throw at it under normal operating conditions. I hear you about the slipping, my well adjusted stock clutch will slip occasionally under heavy load, like when my Touring is carrying...
by ewdysar
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

Kerry, Small carbureted engines are fairly common in the modeling world. I’ve run 1 cylinder, 2 stroke, reed valved engines as small as 0.020 cubic inch displacement, and 0.25 cubic inch, rotary valved engines with barrel type throttle carburetors with separate high and low speed needle valves. So c...
by ewdysar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: A MUST FOR THE t DRIVER

My cousin had a similar sticker in his 4spd ‘69 Camaro during the late ‘70’s, and a good friend had one in his Baja bug in the ‘80’s. The bug also had “Grass, gas, or a$$, nobody rides for free” right below. Good times... 8-)
by ewdysar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clearance between crank and connecting rods
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Clarence between crank and connecting rods.

yep, I suggest that Clarence gets out from between the crank and connecting rods before anything gets tightened up... :roll:
by ewdysar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

Since I prefer driving with the top down, I store it with the top down. Maybe 10% of the time, I put up the top. Luckily, dealing with the top boot takes longer than it takes me to put up or take down the two-man top by myself.

Keep crankin’
Eric
by ewdysar
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: Oils

yep, good old dino-based 15-40 oil for diesels (CG-4 and up) is fine for T’s, and it is available just about everywhere. Walmart sells gallons for around $10.00. I’ve got a Suburban with a 6.5L turbo-diesel. No extended maintenance schedule for that engine, so I go with the whatever is on sale at Wa...
by ewdysar
Sat May 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 5463

Re: LED Bulbs.

Following up with Gonenorth's question, has anyone installed LED bulbs in a gas headlamp? It would be nice to have a proven alternative to the 55W halogens that are available from our regular suppliers. Keep crankin' Eric Still wondering. Has anyone installed led bulbs in an acetylene head lamp? Ke...
by ewdysar
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wish Me Luck
Replies: 22
Views: 1590

Re: Wish Me Luck

While there are some places in SoCal where I would not drive my T for fun, i.e. downtown LA, Santa Monica, or the South Bay (where Larry lives), but starting in the Pasadena area, there are plenty of places that I will go just for the adventure. My mother’s house is a 30 minute drive without too man...
by ewdysar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crankshaft grinding
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

Re: Crankshaft grinding

Hi Brent and Joss, Two years ago, when my original 1914 engine was torn down (apparently for the first time ever) for a rebuild, we found that the original crank had a lengthwise crack that went through 2 neighboring journals. Who knows how long that crack had been there. I had the crank replaced, o...
by ewdysar
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: April fools
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: April fools

While I once was a big fan of April fool's day, I am no longer. I haven't spent much time thinking about why, but this year set me to wonderin'. In the past, what I liked about this day was that people would make up outlandish stories to see if they would be just plausible enough to be believed by s...
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 11 Torpedo just sold
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: 11 Torpedo just sold

Hi Bob,

Given the damage to the driver’s side of the radiator, it looks like they tried to pry or knock the radiator off, but those pesky mounting bolts twarted their efforts. Or maybe the damage came from something else.

Keep crankin’,
Eric
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 8 and 9 Tooth Pinion Gears
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: FS 8 and 9 Tooth Pinion Gears

Hmmm, after a couple minutes of searching, every photo of that I could find of 9, 10, 11, and 12 tooth pinions, as well as the 2 loose stock Ford pinions in my shop, have the keyway centered on the valley rather than a tooth of the gear. To my eye, that puts the sharp corners of the keyway (stress r...
by ewdysar
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3485

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Tom, Build what you want, drive it as fast as you're comfortable with. Your choice and your responsibility. If she breaks, then you get to fix her. We all risk our stuff and our lives (and the lives of others) everyday. How we do that is really personal choice. The opinions presented are are just th...
by ewdysar
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3485

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Here's the link to the Montana 500 webpage: http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/montana500/indexnonrefresh.html I spent a little time wandering around here and saw that in the early years there were a couple of '15s that completed. I didn't see any evidence of earlier brass cars in photos or articles. I...
by ewdysar
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3485

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

I disagree with some of the things that have been said about the inherent weakness of wood spoke wheels. In less than 5 seconds on Google, I found: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/280720.html?1333819622 . I know and respect a couple of the people that contributed to that thread and other...
by ewdysar
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Seriously BIG Raw Vintage Horsepower
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: OT Seriously BIG Raw Vintage Horsepower

At the 2012 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion, Jay Leno brought his 1917 Fiat "Botafogo" special. 22L 6cyl, very cool. The link is to the JL Garage episode about this car. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0HXxGjlIag Fiat racer - rear.jpg Fiat engine - left side.jpg Fiat racer - chain drive.jpg Fiat racer ...
by ewdysar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt
Replies: 55
Views: 4831

Re: Cost to get an engine and transmission rebuilt

Not sure of the RPMs, but my Dad's "15" Touring that was built from a number of donor cars in the early '60's runs smooth right up to 50mph on level ground. The engine is a wide brake drum, 4 dip, electric start engine with cast iron pistons, stock crank, stock high head, one-piece valves, unknown c...
by ewdysar
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 2825

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

But objective performance isn’t the only factor in pricing. We all know that correct early parts, like DB spindles or 6 rivet axle housings are worth more even though they are not necessarily better parts. Therefore, originality comes at a premium. But we also deal with plenty of “improvements” that...
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Draining Block
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Draining Block

In most situations, small amounts of water with plenty of surface area will not break things when frozen. If the water has room to expand, like in an ice cube tray, no damage occurs. If enclosed with little air space, that’s when things start to go bad. For an operational engine, the inlet and outle...
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire wear and Toe in adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: Tire wear and Toe in adjustment

Hi Mark, The easiest way to tell if this is caused by incorrect toe-in is to check your toe-in. That should take 2 minutes or less with a tape measure. If your toe-in is not right, then this wear is probably from that. If your toe-in is correct, then this wear is probably from something else. But wi...
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"
Replies: 148
Views: 8245

Re: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"

Here’s the link to the old forum discussion that includes some original adverts that show the 8 different onfigurations for this truck bed. I think that this truck is very cool.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/762194.html

Keep crankin’,
Eric
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Hi Dan, I had small leaks in my ‘15 brass radiator and had a reputable local shop do 2 rounds of repairs (rodding the core and resoldering the leaks) in 2 years for a total cost around $500. The first time pulled a decent amount of crud out of the lower tank. The leaks would go away but reappear som...
by ewdysar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LaBaron Bonney
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: LaBaron Bonney

Did LB make any kits for Model T’s? Or did they focus on the A’s and later Fords?

Keep crankin’,
Eric
by ewdysar
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cooling system capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Cooling system capacity

Hi Rob, From the 1923 Ford Dealers’ Data Book: Cooling system contains exactly 2 gallons 7-1/2 pints of water. Radiator contains exactly 2 gallons of water. Since you describe a combination of various parts, 3 gallons should be enough to fill your system from dry. I would hold back about a pint to s...
by ewdysar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Model T Times
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: New Model T Times

I don't find that stating the a horn is 'upside down" is very helpful without including a picture or a description like "bell up" or "bell down". Since different types of horns were mounted differently, then "upside down" depends on the car year and horn type. Since on LHD cars, multi-twist horns we...
by ewdysar
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Flushing the coolant system
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Flushing the coolant system

We’ve discussed coolant choice, and how often to change the coolant... What is the accepted coolant flush process? I vaguely remember Steve J. posting something about this on the old forum. What additive, if any, is appropriate for the T system to help get more of the crud out? Thanks and keep crank...
by ewdysar
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Schedule for changing coolant?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Schedule for changing coolant?

Aftr reading the “coolant thread”, here’s a related question.

1) Is there a factory recommended schedule for changing coolant in a T? If not, what is yours and why.

Please avoid providing more information about your coolant choice, you can post that in the other thread.

Keep crankin’
Eric
by ewdysar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3034

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

Hi Les, I’ve done the same as you decribe. However, I have found that plexiglass can be used for the ‘stencil’ in step 2, which means that I can do the cutout and cleanup with simple woodworking tools. And where you mentioned hard rubber, I use urethane, available in various hardnesses for different...
by ewdysar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

OK. Does anyone know how I can see a copy of the original print?
by ewdysar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

So just in case I come across the appropriate brass tubing in reasonable quantities, are there any dimensions/diagrams for the 2 pieces, the mostly straight piece that runs forward in the frame and the radiator crossover tube for radiators with gas tube holes in the side panels with the tee fitting ...
by ewdysar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 5463

Re: LED Bulbs.

Following up with Gonenorth's question, has anyone installed LED bulbs in a gas headlamp? It would be nice to have a proven alternative to the 55W halogens that are available from our regular suppliers.

Keep crankin'
Eric
by ewdysar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 1311

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

A couple of other non-profit organizations that I belong to have switched to digital newsletters/magazines provided as part of the regular dues. For those that want to continue to receive a hard copy in the mail, the option to pay extra, e.g. $2 an issue /$24 annually, including postage, is availabl...
by ewdysar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Apparently I ain't too bright. I can't find any sort of this size of brass tubing in Lang's online or printed catalog, or any of our other regular vendors either. Since my fall back of McMaster-Carr only sells brass 260 tubing, I should just push this project back and focus on other T projects inste...
by ewdysar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Hi Rich, I looked at my copy of the Lang's 2012 catalog and the BL-T Gas Headlight hook up kit on page 121 lists the parts as "copper tubing, copper T fitting, red rubber tubing, brass hose clamps, and instructions". The listing has been consistent for at least 7 years, so I think that it is likely ...
by ewdysar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

This is what I found on "260" brass. "260 Brass (also known as cartridge brass or yellow brass) - the most popular and economical of the brass alloys. Chemical Composition Copper: 68.5%-71.5% Iron: 0.05% Lead: 0.07% Zinc: 28.5% Other: 0.15%" This is consistent across a number of metal suppliers that...
by ewdysar
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Ok, per the msds “Advice on safe handling: Never use copper piping for acetylene service. Only steel or wrought iron pipe should be used”. In 2003, Brown University issued the following safety alert “Recently, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) identified a research laboratory using c...
by ewdysar
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

here's the link to the kit sold by Langs: https://www.modeltford.com/item/BL-T.aspx Their description : This complete hook includes the copper tubing, copper T fitting, red rubber tubing, brass hose clamps, and instructions. Here's the link to the kit at Snyder's: https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/...
by ewdysar
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Hi Scott, Is this really an issue? The vendors all sell the headlamp gas-line kits with copper tubing. What kind of tubing was used originally? Long ago, when I was messing about with chemistry, I made a batch of silver acetylide. The silver was put into solution in hydrochloric acid and acetylene w...
by ewdysar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauling a Model T
Replies: 21
Views: 1953

Re: Hauling a Model T

My trailer does not have e-trak :( so apparently, given the responses in this thread, it is not suitable to haul my T. I guess that I need to be satisfied with just driving my car around the block until I can budget another $6k+ to replace my beat up trailer. But seriously, any advice for us disadva...
by ewdysar
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model "T" web site list on this forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Model "T" web site list on this forum?

Hey Rod, The supplier list is not part of the new forum, but it is part of the MTFCA website. To get there from here, click on the MTFCA banner at the top of the page. That should take you directly to the MTFCA home page. From there, you can see all of the website features, including a link to the o...
by ewdysar
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Problems finding neutral ??
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Problems finding neutral ??

That’s funny, I had never noticed the tiny print in Scott’s signature section until Jason mentioned it. However, the full color photos in various members’ sig section, including Jason’s, I find distracting from most conversations because I try to figure out what they have to do with the topic at han...
by ewdysar
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: converting to quartz/halogen lights
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: converting to quartz/halogen lights

Hi Rod, My ‘15/‘16 has mag headlights and the headlight switch is on the firewall to the right of the switchbox. There is only one wire to the lights with no dim/high switch. The headlights are dim at idle and get brighter as engine rpm increases. The dim/high switch and wires in your diagram are in...
by ewdysar
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2138

Re: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car

Since the cars in the photo are both right hand drive, and the attire of the people in the photo seem to match Anath’s profile location in India, it raises the question of where the car may have been built. Does anyone know if there was a early Ford distribution channel in India or if this car would...
by ewdysar
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Luxor valet parking
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Luxor valet parking

I have never had a valet that has offered to park my ‘14 touring for me. Typically, they open a spot up close and let me park the car myself. When I drove my T to work in Burbank and then to my department’s holiday lunch in Glendale, CA. in December, the valet captain had a minion move a brand new B...
by ewdysar
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new kettle of fish!
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: A new kettle of fish!

Hi Jeff, Thank you for your post and your contribution to the hobby. I haven’t had the need (yet), but it is good to know that (1) there was a period tool for this specific problem, of course, and (2) a dedicated enthusiast is making them available again. I checked the Lang’s website and your tool i...
by ewdysar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: REBUILDING A HOLLEY MODEL G CARBURETOR
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: REBUILDING A HOLLEY MODEL G CARBURETOR

Jason, Royce's site is just another resource, and the info provided is well presented and thought out. If Royce chooses to exclude topics based on his personal opinion, that's OK by me. For those other topics or conversations, I will go elsewhere, like this site. Bottom line, it's his site, his call...
by ewdysar
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gasket display board
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Gasket display board

Hi John,

You can see in the first post and the 9th post that the genuine Ford gasket boards had the head gaskets along the bottom edge.

Keep crankin'
Eric
by ewdysar
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anti Semitic History Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 2458

Re: Anti Semitic History Controversy

c'mon guys. The "report" at the bottom of the original post about the "T" club's position including the vote tally describes a meeting that is scheduled for tomorrow, February 6. There was no meeting (yet) and there was no vote, the referenced club may not even exist. I believe the original post was...