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by AndyClary
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 779

Re: A dual plug ignition system

No worries Steve, not everyone is familiar with all the odd things the automakers tried in the 80's.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 779

Re: A dual plug ignition system

Steve, the nissan distributor doesn't fire both plugs at the same time. It's been a while since I dealt with one but I think the difference is around 5 degrees, you are probably shutting off the advanced bank. The Nissan ran the extra set of plugs for emissions, not performance.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 779

Re: A dual plug ignition system

It's pretty easy to adapt the nissan distributor to a Bosch plate. It's easier to plug one set of holes and run single plug ignition, highly doubt you would notice a difference. A T overhead has a pretty open chamber, flame travel shouldn't be an issue. I run single plug and it's fine.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 2002

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

7 1/2 is a good number. When you get to a flow bench I know a guy that lives near you with a couple of heads to compare it with. I suspect up to 3000 rpm it will come plenty well.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 30
Views: 2002

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

I've been watching your progress and I think sanity may have left the room quite some time ago;). Did you figure what the compression would be? While the ports are a little odd shaped, it should certainly flow better than T ports.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Kevin. Doesn't look quite right, I have a needle scaler you can borrow to blend it to the head.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's Spring in Wine Country
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: It's Spring in Wine Country

The last couple of days the wind had tempered the sun but today looks to be super nice. Enjoy your drive , South Sonoma and northern Marin counties are springs best drives.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Is that a coating or heat treatment? They look really good.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Rain-X?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I'm surprised it's not see through so the masses can appreciate your rocker arms.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Spokes for 21” wheel

Bump to the top
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missing Ruckstell linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Missing Ruckstell linkage

These can easily be made with 1/2 inch conduit there is a slight bend at each end and you can just cut to length and fish mouth the ends to attach. You can also give yourself a little extra clearance at the fuel filter. The guide bracket on the driveshaft tube takes out some of the slop.
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

The answer to the original question is the front wishbone, it has not been modified. Yet.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Spokes for 21” wheel

The tenon is 5/8 inch. Here is a photo

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Nice car Ken. I'll start posting photos when I start reassembly. My radiator was painted. I stripped it to plate and found out why it was painted. It had too much damage to reasonably repair and plate, so it got repainted.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Spokes for 21” wheel

Bump to the top
by AndyClary
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Looking good Ken

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Speedsters are very individual. If you want to run with no modifications that's fine. I would rather have all the cool period speed parts taken off shelves and run. Way too many good pieces languish because, for some people, it is enough to say they have them. Example, there are just over 70 Mercury...
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

There are a couple of threads going about using stock drivetrain in a speedster. Not a practice I support.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Spikes for 21” wheel

I’ve got those too, but your hardware store is probably closer 🙂

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Here is one from the REMTC website. Others are in my dead phone. I'll try to find more.
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by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

Sorry, it used to be there, I'll try to find one I can post.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Spokes for 21” wheel, gone.

I have 24 spokes for 21 inch wheels. They are new but have some minor chips at the shoulder from whatever handling they may have gotten. $120 to your door via usps. Reply to AdclaryATsbcglobal.net

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Speedster modifications contest

No I'm not going to modify that axle, but like you said, it's not stock.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster modifications contest
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Speedster modifications contest

I'm about ready to assemble my Mercury. Another thread is talking about how stock their speedsters are, so I thought I'd give you a chance to guess what is not modified on mine. If you guess right it will give me a chance to change it. Little things like fasteners and shackles don't count. I don't h...
by AndyClary
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow Speedsters
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Slow Speedsters

My speedster is the opposite, everything is modified.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Separated Weld on Wire Spoke Wheel; Suggestions on Fix
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Separated Weld on Wire Spoke Wheel; Suggestions on Fix

Well Terry I'll be the one to say the obvious. Bite the bullet. Remove the powder coat from the spoke area, if you have any doubt about your welding skill have someone else get a good weld on there and have it recoated. Chalk the dollars up to experience.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3242

Re: Join or Renew

I put in my number and now I'm in bold print. I'd imagine this is a very common thing.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg/Lathe Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Stromberg/Lathe Fun

Good work Scott. I once had to make a similar needle for a Cadillac. It can test your patience. A collet chuck is worth it's weight in gold.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Parts or chips...???

Must be parts, there's no salsa.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1843

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Sometimes we get carried away adjusting the carb. Try opening the adjustment a quarter turn. While running, a little lean is ok but make make a stem winder hard to start. Also double check that the timing isn't a little retarded. Give me a call if you need to.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 5094

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Hard to believe this hasn't generated more discussion. Hard to believe the business is closing but happy Glen will have time to enjoy life.

Thanks for all you have contributed to this hobby.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Do you have a 4x8x20 block to mill the valve cover?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 10588

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I have a tool made by Ron Patterson several years ago. It is basically locking pliers with a did that sets the river to the proper height, easy peasy for me after Ron figured it out.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

You might need a new broom by the time you’re done.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 1916

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Here is my hcct awaiting restoration. It has the same part number as your example. Facing the front it is on the left side of the base. It has a pulley on the back that looks like it’s never seen a belt. It came with a Weston meter. Thanks for the work at preserving this information.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2033

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Just asking. Do you Jack up a wheel due to the temp or from not adjusting a free neutral. I love in California and I think the coldest i have started my car is the high 30's. I've never had to jack up a wheel. It s a 14 runabout stem winder.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2033

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

I agree with Leo, it has to be a rear wheel.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

I think that's more than enough Donnie. If that breather doesn't handle your blowing you have bigger problems.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

I have a b crank in my speedster motor. It uses A rods. It also had rubber mounts and may have been done by the same guy. It was in a 26 coupe that I bought in 03-04. It was from Texas but has an AACA San Louis Obisbio dash plaque from 1961.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Another Columbo cross drive magneto question, crankcase ventilation ??

Here is the cap, it doesn’t come close to sealing. As dan said you could put a washer on the threads and have more space. I don’t know how you could put a breather on the hogs head and keep it from pumping oil. It also has a small hole in it which may have been for a tether.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet

Actually they are having the tour the week after instead of the week before. I think the news about Chicasa probably shutting down has people worried about all the swap.meets.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: 2020 Bakersfield swap meet

Hope not. Have you heard anything?

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Thanks Kevin. I'm going to give Fusion360 a try, they give classes at a local maker's space. They are more into 3d printing but I should get a handle on the CAD.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Which car program ate you using and does it give you a mirror image for the even number cylinders?

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Kebin, what material are you using and will it require heat treatment?

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Fortunately Kevin, unlike the rest of us, thinks in the 4th axis. I'm working my way through two.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten real axle shaft
Replies: 33
Views: 1744

Re: shorten real axle shaft

.160 is a long way especially if the other side is ok. I would check the lengths of the axles in case you got an oddball. I'd also switch hubs side to side. If you recut the taper to correct this, you'll also have to recut the keyway.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

The molded lining has a coefficient of .47 according to their specs. Rocky Mountain brakes come with molded lining. It's your choice, just what works for me.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

I use the McMaster Carr molded lining 1/4 inch thick. Works good, I have relined a lot of Rockies with no sign of abnormal wear.
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: Replacing Rocky Mountain brake linings

Jeff, I PM'd you, I have everything you need.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

A little thread drift, but I have pulled worn out bands with removable ears on the "wrong" side. Good luck with the project and I look forward to photos.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning a gas tank in California?
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: Cleaning a gas tank in California?

A good radiator shop can clean your tank. Unless it is a 26-27 a new tank could be cheaper.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: RAJO head questions

I have a model 30 (AKA commercial) Rajo head. Single intake four exhaust ports. The thickness of the head at a head bolt boss is 4.660 inches. There is about a quarter inch between the surface to where the spark plug bump begins. I measured my Mark Chaffin Rajo and the head thickness is 4.690. Looki...
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: RAJO head questions

Mark Chaffin makes cups that screw into an adjustable lifter, then you can use a standard style pushrod you just need to determine the length.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

I suspect they were more interested in fitting the car without modifying the firewall.

Ansy
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: Talk about speedsters please

Before committing to a T chassis, I would recommend checking the Northwest Vintage Speedster website, nwvs.org. There are dozens of speedsters pictured, if there isn't one he like, he might not be able to use a T. I don't think you can get the passengers as low as the bugatti with a T chassis. He mi...
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: Obscure speedster trivia 2...?

Probably drive gears for a triple plate.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Millzilla will be busy.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 4621

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Saw one of these recently, can't remember where.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 3376

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Howard will be missed by all who met him. I am happy to have known him.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2958

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

But Jeff, that's why we pay extra to live here. Wait a week and the weather will change.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2958

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

My shop is about a thousand square feet. It is very well insulated and I heat it with a natural gas reznor ceiling mount heater. 4500 feet would require 2 fair sized units. I believe you can get them in propane.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 10 Nov 1775. Happy birthday Marines
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: 10 Nov 1775. Happy birthday Marines

244th birthday. My first was the 200th. I didn't get to go to the ball, I was on guard duty.

Andy

USMC 1975-1982
by AndyClary
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1888

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Thanks for the reminder, Ed. I have also used a roll.I'd duct tape, even in non T applications.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1888

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

I have used a shoe for a cup holder in my T. Authentic and easy to remove.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 5324

Re: Vintage authenticity?

So if you put tires on the Rip Van Winkle car its no longer an original car? I don't buy that train of thought, some parts are wear items whose replacement have no effect on originality. By that way of thinking there are no original cars.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 5324

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Awesome thread drift ;)

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 5324

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Again, we are blurring the authentic vs original line. My 14 runabout is not original, but I believe it to be an authentic restoration. It is not presented as original. When starters and turn signals and such are added, you move from authentic to modified. Original and authentic are two different di...
by AndyClary
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 5324

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I guess it is time for this thread again. Agree that there are "improvements" that good authenticity. By don't get authentic and original confused. Replacing items that have a definite service life such as hoses, tires and other wear components, may drift away from original but it is certainly authe...
by AndyClary
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 3858

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

Getting back to the original post, yes, you are right to be upset. Regardless of the opinion of whether or not to secure a child the author of the note approached the situation wrong. By using threatening wording he escalated a situation that did not previously exist. So, chalk it up to bad manners ...
by AndyClary
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foundry run
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Foundry run

They look like good castings, what material was used. Were the roller arms lost wax?

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 3858

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

What it comes down to is the mood of the officer involved. The laws don't say car seat if vehicle has belts, it says must be in a properly secured car seat. If the car seat can't be properly installed then the law can and probably should say the child can't ride in the car. It's probably an unpopula...
by AndyClary
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foundry run
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Foundry run

I'll bite. I see little muscle arms, but what are the larger pieces?

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1646

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Mother nature won here in 2017, there were thousands of determined firefighters, air tankers, helicopters and law enforcement that would not allow her to win this week. And no fire related deaths.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle oil seals
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Rear axle oil seals

Yes, you need to do the inner seals also. Check the sleeves and bearings for wear since you can't deal an axle wallowing around in the tube.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1646

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

Wait to come back Jeff. The winds died down, which is a great help for the fire fighters. The flip side is that the smoke just lingers and it's pretty thick right now.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Cutting axle tubes for floating hubs

I use a cutoff wheel. On an assembled axle, I slide a piece of tubing over the axle to avoid nicking the axle.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracked block -Things that you never expect to find...
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Cracked block -Things that you never expect to find...

Since you got a whole new box of powder, there other places on the block to check. Call me if interested, I'm not into a lot of typing on my tablet. Others may chime in.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?

Steve, the fuel.level should not change with a different float. The dry level setting will change due to differences in buoyancy of the different floats, but the fuel level spec will remain the same. Example, if the float is heavier it will ride lower in the fuel giving a higher fuel.level for the s...
by AndyClary
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Three to One Gears

Since the ruckstell is a semi permanent installation, the proper terminology would be engaged or disengaged. For the sake of clarity the term everyone understands is low or high. If the wrong term is used long enough it becomes the norm. Sorry Larry


Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three to One Gears
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: Three to One Gears

I have a 26 Coupe that had 3:1 gears and me Mercury had 3:1 gears. I didn't like the way either car drove. All my cars have ruckstell axles. My 14 I seldom use low ruckstell, my others with 3:1 I am constantly rowing the ruckstell. The bigger problem is going downhill, the higher gears just want to ...
by AndyClary
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Extreme Trivia

Thanks for clearing that up Kim. Original cars can clear up a lot of misconceptions that are passed as fact.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Extreme Trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Extreme Trivia

Is it possible the dealer installed the optional speedometer but the customer didn't want to pay for it, so they took it out?

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

It was a challenger or cuda I think. Coming off Mullholland I would guess the problem was too much throttle travel. Not a problem in a T.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Need HELP Wire Wheel Spindles

That is a floating hub. You need a T wire wheel hub to use it. It also requires modification to the housing.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn find, or better?
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: Barn find, or better?

I'm glad Jeff found this collection of parts and not me. Everyone knows it's better to know someone with a bunch of parts when you need one than having to store them yourself.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??
Replies: 28
Views: 2072

Re: 1927 Engine with Model A crank ??

Easiest clue is the threaded hole in the snout of the crank.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did your chapter do in August?
Replies: 0
Views: 202

What did your chapter do in August?

The Redwood Empire Model T Club hosted out annual Friendship Tour with the Sonoma As and the Santa Rosa Horseless Carriage Club on Sunday the 11th. After coffee and donuts we toured the vineyards of Alexander Valley and the gas a bbq lunch at Lake Sonoma. We had about 10 Vs and 15 As, I didn't count...
by AndyClary
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 3167

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

I've heard of this problem on the McLaren wheels before. I've run a variety of clinchers, both 30x31/2 and 30x3 along with Buffalo wheels. I've never run over 55 pounds of air. Knock on wood, I've never slipped a tire. I couldn't imagine running some of the pressures recommended on this thread. Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 4145

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

This ordinance is pretty specific but probably wouldn't hold up to a good lawyer. You'd probably find an ordinance just about anywhere that cites "nonconforming use" that they can use to address complaints. I'd imagine you would have to pass off a neighbor for this to be enforced. After my walk thro...
by AndyClary
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone know anything about this car?
Replies: 15
Views: 2058

Re: Does anyone know anything about this car?

I want one, best looking brass speedster I've seen.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone know anything about this car?
Replies: 15
Views: 2058

Re: Does anyone know anything about this car?

Great looking speedster Andrew.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

Re: "New" Ricardo HC head - WOW!!

Without getting into the whole "what breaks cranks" ball of wax, you should note that the Ricardo head is not really a high compression head. I double checked on the Tulsa club website and the compression ratio is listed as 4.2:1. The performance gains come from a much better chamber design.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Re: Oil filtration

Both trains of thought apply here. Yes, the oil is just dirty. The chemical bonds won't break down in 500 miles. No, used oil from modern cars is worn out even though it may look cleaner. I may be looking at it wrong, but I have better things to do than wash 2.50 a quart oil so I'll just change it r...
by AndyClary
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what would you do ?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: what would you do ?

If you put a heat gun on that crack you can watch it open and close, I'd find another block.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed May 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How important is wire size?
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: How important is wire size?

To answer the original question, yes wires are sized to load. The proper loom is not expensive so you should just replace your bad loom. Wrong colors and wire size is a bad combination. Also remember That The fuse is sized to protect the wire, small wire small fuse.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon May 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 3390

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

There will also be bicycles on the road, there are always bicycles there and they will probably want to go faster than the T drivers. We passed on these types when we put together our national tour. As already mentioned, you can't account for everyone's experience level. If you have to ask you proba...
by AndyClary
Sun May 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

As to the original question, I run 35 pounds on my 26 coupe (fairly heavy) and 30 on my speedster.

Andy