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by ewdysar
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 281
Views: 16089

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I’ve been surprised that less than half of the fast food employees that I’ve seen at drive up windows have reacted at all to either of my Ts. Apparently, just getting the order right and keeping their cash drawer in balance is more than enough to occupy most if not all of their attention. Or maybe, ...
by ewdysar
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Re: Removing “Dummy bearings” from rear axle tubes with safety hubs

As long as the axle nut is on and the axle shaft doesn’t break... it ain’t goin nowhere. I thought that the point of safety hubs was to keep the wheel on the car when the axle shaft breaks. My “floating” safety hubs look like the pics that Hank posted, the flange of the bearing assembly is bolted t...
by ewdysar
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

not necessarily what the previous poster was talking about, but I bought some battery flares from Lee Valley tools last year. They are very bright, even in daylight, have strong magnets and a bunch of light patterns programmed in them. They stick very well to the tops of my fenders. They are no long...
by ewdysar
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: 21" tires for a driver

just until tomorrow...

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8755

Coker tires Black Friday special.
by ewdysar
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: Converting a Ford to a Truckford - video

I wonder what the gear reduction is for the sprocket drive? And what happened to the roadster body (which looked to be in like-new condition)?

All in all, a spiffy way to build a one-ton truck...

Keep crankin’
Eric
by ewdysar
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 113
Views: 3995

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Joseph a stearns wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:17 pm
Don that RAD is beautiful—is it gold? You are making great progress and doing things right. Have fun!!!

For the price, one might think that it should be. But there’s nothing quite like getting a new Brassworks radiator mounted for the first time.

Keep crankin’
Eric
by ewdysar
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '15-16 Runabout Body
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: '15-16 Runabout Body

Why would you think that people don’t look at the classified ads? As one example, the new oil can brackets got three responses in just a couple of hours, and desirable items often are sold within minutes. It seems to me that the classified ads get constant, high volume traffic on this site. Keep cra...
by ewdysar
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 coil box kit
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: 26-27 coil box kit

As mentioned earlier in the thread, these are listed in the Fun Projects catalog (these are the ones that are apparently out of stock) as an alternative to the common and cheaper replacements that everyone disparages: “These Coil Box Spring Contact Sets fit the 1913-1927 Model T Ford metal coil boxe...
by ewdysar
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 1320

Re: Question about new tool??

Dan I am interested if the price is under $20. jab35<at>cornell(dot)edu Thanks for making the offer, jb James, We can't tell the supplier what they should sell it for. I think that if you can't afford the part, do without unless you can provide a better part for less. We need to turn this hobby fro...
by ewdysar
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: From a model t to the space shuttle
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: From a model t to the space shuttle

One of my buddies from High School, Colonel Steve Lindsey, has flown the Space Shuttle a couple of times. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Lindsey . But I don’t think that he has ever driven a Model T... :mrgreen: Here’s a pic of us at our 40 year reunion last summer. 503489D9-4C5C-4502-8FEC-970...
by ewdysar
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 281
Views: 16089

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

After building a number of electric car conversion in the ‘90s with lots of cable connections, the consensus is that battery cables should be properly crimped as a mechanical connection, once crimped, the lug can be soldered as well, but if the lug is the right size for the cable gauge and properly ...
by ewdysar
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 5
Views: 421

2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

The info for the 2019 HME has just been published. Always a great event!

http://www.socalhcca.com/holiday-motor-excursion/

Keep crankin’
Eric
by ewdysar
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 113
Views: 3995

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

While the Kingston L2 was available beginning in ‘16, the two armed choke indicates that the carb shown is a ‘19 or later example. The Holly model G was available through ‘15 and ‘16 and could also be considered depending on the chosen target date.
by ewdysar
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10303

Re: Model T Special build.

“Look at that smile!” A perfect vote of support from your wife.

The car sounds awesome. You’ve done a great job!

Eric
by ewdysar
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 751

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

My father still tells the stories about driving his touring with magneto headlights in the 60’s. He says that the headlights would get momentarily brighter when he hit the brakes to slow down or stop. He knows that it was moving the crank forward and getting the magnets closer to the magneto. But th...
by ewdysar
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

And back to the OP, in the era, there were no “take-away” (ride through?) restaurants. If you went into town to eat at a restaurant, you ate at the restaurant. Those people that provided meals “to-go”, made food that was more transportable and packaged it accordingly. Your “dilemma” didn’t become an...
by ewdysar
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Or maybe it didn’t occur to them to try to carry an open beverage while operating their vehicle and didn’t need them. I doubt that anyone has ever worried about how to drink a cup of coffee while riding their horse. Personally, I have not had an open drink in any of my Ts, and rarely use the cup hol...
by ewdysar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3046

Re: Vintage authenticity?

When I get the 105 year old wheels on my ‘14 rebuilt by Stutzman’s, will they be original or authentic? The rims and the hubs will be original, the wood and the hub bolts will be new. Personally, I’ll be calling them original. The Ruckstell axle, the AC small drum brakes, the Brassworks flat tube ra...
by ewdysar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3046

Re: Vintage authenticity?

More on the philosophical musings: http://www.thefullwiki.org/George_Washington%27s_axe some excerpts: “Similarly, the human body constantly creates new cells as old cells die. The average age of cells in an adult body may be less than 10 years.”. So, are you living in the body that you were born in...
by ewdysar
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 284
Views: 19090

Re: Foto of the Day

We used to have cigar boxes around. Now, not so much. They are delightful. Those old cigar boxes are around because “grandpa” used to buy 25 cigars at a time. Cigars still come in cigar boxes. I’ve got a couple of recent boxes on my shelf. But now, the trendy folks just buy one or two cigars at a t...
by ewdysar
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High compression head ????
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: High compression head ????

According to the Tulsa Club technical page on head design, the Haibe, Giant Power, and Simmons Super Power heads are similar in combustion chamber design and volume. Measured at 255 cc, the resulting compression ratio on an un-milled example would be 4.3:1. http://mtfctulsa.com/Tech/head_design.htm ...
by ewdysar
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3046

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I think that you meant this for another thread....
by ewdysar
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3046

Re: Vintage authenticity?

It’s clear that each of us have our own “line” that we believe should not be crossed. For me, the term “unmolested” helps draw that line. So gas, oil, and tires are all just maintenance items and should not affect the originality of the car. I think that most of us would agree that safety glass and ...
by ewdysar
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Keep on trucking

The Holmes Bread truck in the third picture may not be a Ford. Both the front and the rear axles are on two springs, all of the others are on the expected Ford single transverse spring, at least in front.

Eric
by ewdysar
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wonder what their askin
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Wonder what their askin

What I find interesting is the differences in the rear windows on the various models. It looks like the one-man tops all have 2 windows, although on one car, it has ovals. The far one-man top appears to have larger windows than the close one. The two-man tops have three windows, but windows appear t...
by ewdysar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1841

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Good enough Don. After your concise and careful introspection, I can see that you are strong, just, and righteous, and the other guy was weak and scum. In your judgement, the child was not in harms way. In his judgement, the child was in harms way. You are Right, and he is Wrong. I can live with tha...
by ewdysar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1841

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Hi Don, I’m going to start by saying that I am not judging the person who wrote the note nor your response. But I found your statement “ until you threaten me or my loved ones (or any random child or otherwise helpless person). ” worthy of discussion. It sounds like you are a straight forward, upsta...
by ewdysar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1841

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Hey Val, I think that the officer that gave you the warning is probably correct. Seat belt requirements and car seat requirements are not the same thing. While many states (maybe all states) have waivers for use of seat belts based on OEM or YOM, I’m not aware of any state that extends those waivers...
by ewdysar
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: WARNING New Clincher Tire Blows Off Rim!!

Hi Gene, I’m glad to hear that you’re ok. That whole thing could have gone much worse. :shock: I recently had something similar happen with a new bicycle, with less dramatic results. I had just finished assembling the bicycle and added air to the tires after the wheels were installed. I aired the ba...
by ewdysar
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1841

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I think that John C. got it right for children that require a suitable car seat with “ If the car doesn't have the proper measures to restrain, then they can't ride.” Once you get to the age and/or size that they can legally use just a seat belt, then the YOM considerations start to apply. But that ...
by ewdysar
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1841

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I guess that it depends on the traffic laws in your state, but most states have laws like this: In Georgia: Child Car Seat Laws Children under 8 years old must ride in an approved safety seat or booster that is suited for their height and weight. Children 8 years old and under must ride in the back ...
by ewdysar
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lubricating A T
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Lubricating A T

The little trigger can oiler in my garage is filled with chainsaw bar oil. It seems to hang around longer than motor oil.
by ewdysar
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Some 14' parts that need to go
Replies: 4
Views: 345

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: 523

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: 523

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: 1427

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: 793

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: 1175

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: 983

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: 1190

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: 702

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: 1181

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: 1663

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: 5821

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: 1792

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: 2830

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: 1656

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: 1407

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: 1049

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: 3773

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: 3773

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: 3773

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: 2344

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: 5114

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: 3010

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: 768

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: 1603

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: 9079

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: 992

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: 1762

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: 506

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: 1617

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: 578

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: 599

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: 3259

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 5821

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: 1423

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 2096

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: 582

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: 1187

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: 376

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: 2312

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: 1137

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: 1138

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: 1416

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: 1462

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: 2664

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...