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by AndyClary
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 824

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: 1187

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: 31
Views: 2649

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 8078

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 35
Views: 1198

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: 1397

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: 1397

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: 316

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: 1384

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: 316

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: 379

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: 379

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 1337

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: 569

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: 569

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: 569

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: 523

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: 725

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: 1017

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: 1017

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 1030

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: 619

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 45
Views: 2288

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: 2622

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: 2152

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: 2152

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: 278

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: 1618

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: 1618

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: 3990

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: 3990

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: 3990

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: 3990

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: 2499

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: 1019

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: 2499

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: 1019

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: 1358

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: 187

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: 1358

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: 922

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: 1665

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: 939

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: 1161

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: 1161

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: 991

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: 991

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: 1244

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: 565

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: 1937

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: 1588

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: 170

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: 2694

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: 3621

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: 1882

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: 1882

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: 2240

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: 1238

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: 742

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: 1610

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: 2974

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: 1924

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
by AndyClary
Sun May 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire pressure, how low can I go?
Replies: 25
Views: 1924

Re: Tire pressure, how low can I go?

Dan. If you notice the direction the stem leans, it is from the pull, not the braking. Kevin's speedster runs "ok". ;)

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever seen a $350 coil before?
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Have you ever seen a $350 coil before?

Set of 4 with new boxes, not a bad price.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon May 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn Mother Lode Swap Meet
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Auburn Mother Lode Swap Meet

Golden Gate tour starts Monday, you could do both. About 2 1/2 hours apart, 3 1/2 with Sunday traffic. I80 isn't much fun these days.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat May 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty

I drove Robin's touring car last week. It idles well and pulls hard. Other than an unannounced HALO jump by his dog from the back seat it was a very good runner. I am putting this cam in my RAJO equipped Mercury Speedster.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon May 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: $ Difference Between Replacing Broken Crankshaft w/ stock crank or a Model A or B or Scat crank?
Replies: 15
Views: 1629

Re: $ Difference Between Replacing Broken Crankshaft w/ stock crank or a Model A or B or Scat crank?

A stock stroke scat crankshaft will give you peace of mind, not power. It should be smoother at most rpm but, remember, a flat crank is going to find a spot for harmonics. If you use a stroker crank you should pick up torque. But feeding it with stock valves and camshaft will result in an underfed s...
by AndyClary
Thu May 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hcct meter mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Hcct meter mounting

Thanks Bob and Hal the photos helped.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed May 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hcct meter mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Hcct meter mounting

Well, yeah, I missed that. This coil tester is the Ford design but doesn't have the script so it was one of the later clones. It uses the big Weston meter. Any photos or information would be appreciated.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed May 01, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hcct meter mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Hcct meter mounting

Does anyone have any photos showing how the meter mounts on an 18z245 cool tester. Just picked one up that needs restoration and I might be missing something.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: California Dreamin'
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: California Dreamin'

Can we laugh if the Admin posts a sideways photo? I think Jeff would almost expect it.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Colombo front plate mag drive info
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Colombo front plate mag drive info

Dan McEachern makes these gears new. I don't have his email on this tablet but he'll probably chime in.
Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 8078

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

I've had a strobopark for several years now and am completely satisfied. I rebuilt a few coils but mostly it is used for tune-up work. HCCT's are pretty much collected, driving the price up. The ECCT was not available when I was shopping. You just need to remember that they are just tools and some h...
by AndyClary
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need price estimates for Model T iron
Replies: 24
Views: 2209

Re: Need price estimates for Model T iron

I think if you have someone who wants to put the parts to use you should make whatever deal makes both of you happy. Prices can be dependent on locale and situation.

Amdy
by AndyClary
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?
Replies: 25
Views: 2630

Re: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?

No paint recommendation, but I will add that there is no auto painting where you shouldn't be wearing a respirator.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Universal Thread Chaser
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Universal Thread Chaser

I have used the OTC version of this tool professionally for 35 years. I would not be without it. It works perfectly on both Model T and Buffalo hubs. At work it is predominately used on the axle stubs of a floating hub rearend.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11425

Re: Model T Special build.

Good job Shane. It's not really how you get it done, just getting it done is an accomplishment. Sometimes the fancy machines just fill the scrap pile faster.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

Re: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster

Good work Henry. I use MDF which doesn't have the voids like the chip board that can collapse on you, especially on successive steel parts. I'll be starting my tank for the mercury next month. Since it is inside the car the shape is more to fit the space than aesthetic. It will probably be aluminum....
by AndyClary
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RAJO head installation
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: RAJO head installation

My 26 Coupe had a Rajo when I got it. The firewall had a section moved back about an inch and the gas tank was hammer clearanced.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building Speedster Header from Scratch
Replies: 24
Views: 2269

Re: Building Speedster Header from Scratch

Looks good Hank. Because of the vibration, I'm not grinding my welds. Since I'm wrapping the header it won't be seen. But the smooth look is very nice.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winfield Carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Winfield Carburetor

CC is a seldom seen size, not a bad deal for 375.

Andy
by AndyClary
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building Speedster Header from Scratch
Replies: 24
Views: 2269

Re: Building Speedster Header from Scratch

Fitting a curve to a taper can test your patience. I'll try to get a picture of the header i built for my car. I welded the tubes inside the header plate and laid some silicone bronze in the outside for a little more vibration resistance.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bent wire spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Bent wire spokes

There was a good article in the Vintage Ford a couple years ago about straightening these wheels.

Andy
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: Beautiful and sunny today in Sierra Vista AZ

On days like this no one laughs at the Archer's big fur coats.

Andy
by AndyClary
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sierra Vista Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Sierra Vista Tour

False alarm, I didn't go. But I would love to hear from people who are there on tour.


Andy
by AndyClary
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2460

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

I don't know what kind of polish you use, some maintain the shine much longer. I did a non scientific test a couple years ago. Polished a few brass coupons with different polishes and let them sit. Found that Maas gave an excellent shine that lasted the longest. That said I have a tube of Wenol to u...
by AndyClary
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 7219

Re: Lets see your Speedster

I'm generally not into brass speedsters, but those Livingston radiators are pretty cool.

Andy
by AndyClary
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests
Replies: 39
Views: 3146

Re: MTFCA Members, registered members and guests

On my tablet I have to log in every time I get on the forum. If I don't have anything to add i don't bother logging in, hence I'm a guest.

Andy
by AndyClary
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 5046

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

While many of the post was cars are predominately show I don't think that is true of the Model T hobby. I've been on MTFCI tours where many really nice cars were judged on Sunday, yet toured all week. I'm probably in the minority but I'll say it, I really prefer a well restored car.

Andy
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 5046

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

I notice the general trend on this forum is toward preservation. I am all for preserving good examples that have survived the ages. That said I really prefer a well restored car that is an example of what they looked like when new. Many of the "preservations" just want the look and are not necessari...
by AndyClary
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 7219

bRe: Lets see your Speedster

This is my Mercury (#1249) when I bought it . It is now under restoration. There are photos on the 2018 forum.


Andy