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by Hal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool help
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

Re: Tool help

It was mentioned above, but may go un-noticed if you are not familiar with these things. There is a nut on the spindle that has to come off, just like a modern car, but the bearing is also threaded onto the spindle and must screw off as well. What's worse is SOME had ball bearings and when you unscr...
by Hal
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: WD40

I use WD-40 on black powder guns as part of my cleaning process. Black powder fouling is best removed with water or mixtures thereof. I use 1/3 each of Hydrogen Peroxide, Murphy's Oil Soap, Isopropyl Alcohol. As peroxide fizzes and gives up that extra oxygen, what is left behind is just water. At an...
by Hal
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 155
Views: 16829

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

We put a new front suspension on my wife's '67 Mustang yesterday. As I have no way to do an alignment, it will have to go to a shop for that, but we called ourselves setting it up for a little toe in before driving it home from my son's house (He has a lift in his shop) :D . Hopefully, the tire shop...
by Hal
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - todays find
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: OT - todays find

No. :D

Appears to be made by a blacksmith, not factory mass produced.
by Hal
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.

Duey, Here is a couple of pics I got off the web. They are made of a kind of plastic and are pretty thin. Maybe 1/8". They are much smaller than a typical clay pigeon, but are a little tougher. They might break if you drop them on concrete, but they are not real fragile just to handle, so you're not...
by Hal
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Don't look!
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Don't look!

I was gonna say what Robert Helgeson said. I know there were many reasons we went to the new software and I understand that it HAD to be done, but some here were using THIS as one of the justifications. Looks like THAT one was off the mark.
by Hal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4007

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Something else that falls into that narrow range of frequencies is steering shimmy. I am convinced this phenomenon is more prevalent on TT's than T's, and I believe the reason is they are more prone to be operated in the range of speeds that produce the frequency needed to keep the system vibrating....
by Hal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4007

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

No, I don't. I've heard of people drilling and tapping the torque tube in 3 places 120 degrees apart near the center and screwing in brass bolts with jam nuts until they just touch the drive shaft. I couldnt bear to do that. When i swapped engines, it got better. New 4th main helped i expect. I may ...
by Hal
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4007

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Those speeds are very much like a stock T. My TT has 7.25:1 gears in the rear and no auxiliary transmission. Last weekend, using a speedometer app on my phone, I had my wife show me the speed after I got it to what felt about right. It was 22 mph. Best I can remember, 24 mph on it was 1800 rpm on th...
by Hal
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4007

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Tom, A little digging turned up a 1:1.363 on a Warford Overdrive. I can't say they are all that, but it's what I found. Assuming yours is that, and you have a 5.167:1 rear end and 32" OD rear tires, I get the following: 800 rpm = 20 mph 1000 rpm = 25 mph 1200 rpm = 30 mph 1300 rpm = 33 mph 1400 rpm ...
by Hal
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspection of Ellie Mae
Replies: 35
Views: 4007

Re: State Inspection of Ellie Mae

Tom,

In regard to the question in your original post, if you will give me the ratio of your Warford overdrive and the outer diameter of your rear tires (I would assume 32", but please verify), I can give you your speed at a given engine RPM or engine RPM at a given speed.
by Hal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Which N-series Tractor

I'm no safety nut, but if you get one that does not have a live PTO, make sure you put an overrun clutch on your PTO shaft. If you don't, the inertia of the blade(s) spinning will continue to drive you forward even after putting your foot on the clutch. Not a good thing when you are about to run int...
by Hal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: Of photos, snow and boys with BB guns.

Good to see kids learning to shoot. There is way too much opposition to such things nowadays. My 6 year old grandson is just starting to shoot BB guns. He is small for his age and has trouble cocking a Red Rider and also holding it up for any length of time. I bought him a CO2 powered BB gun that is...
by Hal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 2395

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

Well, I see things are just as bad here on the REAL forum as they are down in the basement on the OT forum.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: Model TT

Tom,

Mine will do the same, but it is only for a very narrow frequency range. It will vibrate about that speed, but I just accelerate through it. It goes away after another couple of MPH. It only does it for a second or two as I pass that speed. After that, it smooths right out.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: Model TT

Engine speed in a 15 MPH TT with a 7.25:1 rear end is the same as doing 28 MPH in a stock T. Both are at 1150 rpm. If you are willing to do 1800 rpm, the TT will do 24 mph, same a stock T doing 44.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 2813

Re: Last Doolittle Raider

Anyone else man enough to admit he has a tear in his eye reading this?

I never met any of the Doolittle Raiders, but did meet Robert L. Scott, Bob Hoover, and Paul Tibbets. Truly great men, all.
by Hal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: Model TT

Embrace that low speed rear end! Own it! I thought that same way when i first got mine, but I wouldn't change it for the world now. I put a triangle on the back and I drive mine to breakfast on Saturdays and around town on occasion. I live 2-3 miles outside of town, but the highway into town is ligh...
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2831

Re: Financing a Model T

This discussion reminds me of Jimmy Stewart in its a wonderful life, where Potter says the lower class people should have to wait until they can pay cash in order to own a home, rather than finance it. Easy for him to say, given his station in life. Might be some of that going on here.
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2512

Re: Another E-10 experience

Scott I did not read the whole thing, but the part I saw defined phase separation as when the alcohol had absorbed as much water as it could and then the water falls out. I would contend that without the ethanol, the water would have WAY done already fallen out. As for HEET, I agree, no need for it ...
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2831

Re: Financing a Model T

I suppose one might characterize borrowing money for a hobby as being financially irresponsible. I've heard it before. It takes all kinds. If someone can make the payments, then what difference does it make? Perhaps someone who doesn't have $8K to $10K in non-committed liquid assets doesn't deserve ...
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2831

Re: Financing a Model T

You might try your insurance company. I've never financed a Model T, but State Farm offers very competitive rates. We finance all our new vehicles through them. Collateral is collateral. If the T is worth more than you are trying to borrow, then I doubt they would have a problem with it. Ain't like ...
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened? It just quit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1935

Re: What happened? It just quit.

I think Steve may have been alluding to the fact that fiber timing gears have a nasty habit of shedding their teeth. Hopefully, yours didn't in such a short amount of time, but it would be worth checking to make sure.
by Hal
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2512

Re: Another E-10 experience

Alcohol and water are 100% soluble in one another. In other words, they mix readily. I've never understood how this fact gets construed into people believing that ethanol in fuel will suck the oceans dry and puddle them in the bottom of your fuel tank. I really don't. Gasoline and water do not mix a...
by Hal
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2512

Re: Another E-10 experience

I have had mixed results with long term storage of "ethanol gas". I've seen some guys on this very forum say it went to crap in less than a month and I don't believe that one for even a nanosecond. I have stored cars and equipment with ethanol gas, with and without Stabil in it, for several months a...
by Hal
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil tester
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Coil tester

A lot of them don't even have volt meters. Mine doesn't. You might improve voltage a bit by closing the gap between the magnets and field coil. With the low speeds and lack of vibration associated with a HCCT, you don't have to have as large a gap as on a car.
by Hal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck actual value
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: TT truck actual value

No man, I was just jokingly pointing out the ridiculousness of people who get bent out of shape about OT posts.
by Hal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck actual value
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: TT truck actual value

Tom,

You DID know I was kidding. Right?
by Hal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: TT values
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: TT values

This is clearly ON topic. I demand this thread be deleted, or at least moved to the regular forum where it doesn't clutter up the OT threads. We should not have to wade through all the ON Topic posts here when trying to read serious OT stuff. ;) Somehow, that just doesn't have the same ring to it as...
by Hal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: TT values
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: TT values

I don't know what the reserve was. It's up to $5000 now and doesn't mention reserve, so I assume it is met. BTW, I would pay $5000 for that, if I was in the market for one. Out of curiosity, why is this in the OT section? Are our rules so strict now that TT's are OT because they are TT's and not T's?
by Hal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

I admit I live in fear of some things, but giving a stranger a ride at a car show is not one of them. Yeah, I'm sure things happen, but then again, I could hit by an asteroid too. Life's too short for me to live in fear of that one.
by Hal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

I've done this on 3-4 occasions. All but one was people we knew. One of our friends just would not take "No" for an answer and ended up sending me a check a week later. In reality, it probably about covered me expenses, which I was quite willing to absorb, but I did trailer it close to 100 miles eac...
by Hal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: April fools
Replies: 18
Views: 2301

Re: April fools

I have posted several April Fool jokes on here over the years. 90% of the fun was registering under another name so no one knew who it was. A clever play on words with the name made it even better. Can't do that anymore per the rules.
by Hal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 29
Views: 2600

Re: Electric problem

Dick,

I doubt you are offending anyone. I, and I'm sure the vast majority of others here, are just glad you are able to help.
by Hal
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mack Cole. Has Anyone Heard From Him Lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Mack Cole. Has Anyone Heard From Him Lately?

I just sent him an email. I'll let you know if he responds. Maybe he will come on here. I told him they were asking about him.
by Hal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

You said you were tired of hearing it. I asked you to clarify. Your response clarified nothing, so i laid it out. If I've misunderstood what you're tired of hearing, then you have my apology. If not, then you know what I think.
by Hal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I'm not getting into a political discussion with you, but if you think my son is paid well, or doesn't have to deal with people that most never even know exist, then you are wrong.
by Hal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Mindless Automation, Could you please clarify? Are you tired of hearing that because you think it's true and would like for things to improve for them so they do not have to do what they do for what they do it for? Or are you saying that you believe they get paid appropriately and/or they don't real...
by Hal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: It’s official...
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: It’s official...

Yes, thanks.
by Hal
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

My two boys are also an exception, and they both make fun of others their age that are like the ones mentioned in this thread. The oldest didn't really inherit the mechanical gene, but most certainly inherited the honor gene. At age 18-19 he was a Marine fighting in Iraq and a couple of years later,...
by Hal
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 3877

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

I prefer the original set up. I use a tool similar to those above that can be made or purchased from any vendor. And I do not get on the ground to use it. I put my left knee on the running board and then bend over enough to look under the fender. I can use the tool with my right hand in that positio...
by Hal
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LaBaron Bonney
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: LaBaron Bonney

Hopefully someone else will step up to the plate, but they were indeed the standard by which others were judged. That's gonna be a blow to the hobby.
by Hal
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I was talking with one of our vendors. He runs a family owned business (High end CNC machine shop) and was advertising to hire an employee. One of the questions on his application is "Why should we hire you?" His wife, who also works there, called him to tell him that they had someone apply. To that...
by Hal
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 3777

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

It didn't say dollars. :lol:
by Hal
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Dennis,

I used Audie Murphy as an example just yesterday in a conversation at work about this very subject. Timley post. It's a real shame, but your pic is dead on. Thank you.
by Hal
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5704

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I have a 25 year old co-worker. He and I were going to Chattanooga. Headed up I-75 North, about 20 miles outside of Chattanooga, he asks "Have we been through Atlanta yet?" I kid you not. He missed going through Atlanta! Wanna talk about situational awareness? How the hell do you miss Atlanta?
by Hal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 2708

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I liked the old forum better myself. Tim hit the nail on the head. This one lacks the charm of the old one and my predictions are coming true in that there are becoming a different forum for every little thing. Soon, there will be one for brass T's then Black T's and brass T's with gas lights and br...
by Hal
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure fire way to find oil leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Sure fire way to find oil leaks

Oh, for mine to be so small.........
by Hal
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 7054

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I understand why they had to do it, but I must admit, I liked the old one better. I never had "Problems" per se, posting photos, but it was a pain to have to resize them first. That is the only thing I like better about the new format. Other than that, there is no advantage to ME. Like I say, I do u...
by Hal
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Problem with car running on battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: Problem with car running on battery

I think Norm is on the right track. Clean up that timer and inspect it well. It wouldn't surprise me if you find bad contacts near their leading edge.
by Hal
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1866

Re: coil repair

In my opinion, silicone is a bad idea. It will corrode the wires over time. I feel tar is the best and should not be used sparingly. I'm a shade tree mechanic from way back and can cut a corner with the best of them, but I ain't a gonna do it there.
by Hal
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Can I turn off the pop-up that shows first and last post?
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Can I turn off the pop-up that shows first and last post?

So, I guess what you are saying is that it is not something I can turn off in my preferences?
by Hal
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Can I turn off the pop-up that shows first and last post?
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Can I turn off the pop-up that shows first and last post?

Can I turn off the pop-up that shows first and last post? It pops up and covers the titles of other threads I am trying to look at and possibly click on. I then have to move my cursor to some other location to make it go away. Then move back and hope I get my cursor in the right place quick enough t...
by Hal
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting questions??
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Starting questions??

Firing up and running out the prime and quitting is a classic symptom of lean mixture. I'm not real familiar with vaporizers, but seeing no difference between 1 and 2 turns open is a red flag to me. Something is going on, be it float level or restricted fuel flow, manifold leak, or something else. H...
by Hal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 3806

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

Like I said, everyone believes theirs is right.
by Hal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

Re: Radiators

I had a honeycomb on my TT when I first got it. It wouldn't cool very well in the summer. I tried one of the recommended cleaning methods and it promptly cleaned out whatever it was that was plugging all the leaks. I tried to seal it back up with varying degrees of success and continued to live with...
by Hal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 3806

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

It amazes me the differences in driving techniques. And of course everyone thinks theirs is the right one. I am firmly in the camp of closing the throttle, retarding the spark and engaging high smoothly with the engine speed matched to the drive train speed. I cannot see how anyone could not agree t...
by Hal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

Re: Radiators

Originals had round tubes. A lot of aftermarket radiators have flat tubes and cool better, although round tube radiators are available for those who prefer them.
by Hal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anti Semitic History Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 3438

Re: Anti Semitic History Controversy

One wouldn't have to watch the news too often to determine that antisemitism is becoming accepted. It's OK for legislators to do it, so it must be OK for anyone.
by Hal
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Infrared Laser Thermometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Infrared Laser Thermometer

I will admit to owning one, but I do not trust them. Mine is a cheap one from Lowes. I've used some expensive ones at work and even those will give readings all over the board on the same item.
by Hal
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something Better Maybe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Something Better Maybe?

I've never thought about changing a thing. Most of the things that people bitch about are the things that make make it what it is. I embrace the little nuances that would never be tolerated today on modern cars. And for that matter tolerated today by some owners of a hundred year old car. It never c...
by Hal
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Board temporarily unavailable ?
Replies: 57
Views: 6490

Re: Board temporarily unavailable ?

Yep, me too, yesterday. It happened on the first thread I clicked on. I didn't try any others after that. Checked my e-mail instead.
by Hal
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too cold to drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 3108

Re: Too cold to drive?

I've never driven in the temperatures some of you are talking about, but I have done it at about 40F in a Touring car. I found that driving with the top down was warmer than with it up, as you received the radiant heat from the sun. Removing the upper floor board helped get warm air into the car. Th...
by Hal
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:40 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: 6091

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

I have both. I won't say the T and the TT are original, but it has been a LONG time since they had any cosmetic work done. I will say that when taking them to a car show, they get more attention than my restored Model A.
by Hal
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'll take a model T on the rocks, please
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: I'll take a model T on the rocks, please

If the drive shaft is locked up, the differential carrier is locked. In this condition, one of two things can happen. Either both wheels are also locked or else one is turning forward and the other backward. Which side does which is dependent on many variables, but none are because it's the drivers ...
by Hal
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 6008

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

My initial leg injury was in Germany, and I was taken to a German civilian hospital. They installed a screw that was to have to be removed 4-6 weeks later. That surgery was to be performed at a US Army hospital. I have to admit, I wondered if they were going to have the proper tools to remove it. I ...
by Hal
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)
Replies: 45
Views: 6008

Re: OT - Ford Tractor (1) old man (0)

Sorry to hear it. In 1986 I had a motorcycle accident that compounded (In more ways than one, including the medical term for the fracture) an existing leg injury from which I had just been given a medical discharge from the Army. My Mom was up there at the hospital telling my wife how she should tel...
by Hal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: I-phone log in
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: I-phone log in

That's the other part of it. Chris told me to delete my bookmarks and re-bookmark to the ones in the links. I have no idea why the old bookmarks quit working. They were working fine................................. up until they didn't.
by Hal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube Valve Stem Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: Tube Valve Stem Replacement

Guys, I'm not one of these anti-capitalism guys by any means, but I have seen first hand what happened to the quality. It went into the pockets of the owners and stockholders. They have whored themselves out for the almighty dollar. I have witnessed first hand, and I do mean first hand, this taking ...
by Hal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: OT Be fashionable and safe.

Daddy used to stop at the ice house and pick up all his employees who lived down in the 'not so good' part of town. They'd walk up to the ice house and Daddy would take them on to work, then back to the ice house in the evening. They, being grown men, would sit on the upper rail of the pick-up bed. ...
by Hal
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: I-phone log in
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: I-phone log in

I've had trouble using my Android AND Windows 7 Professional. I contacted Chris and he gave me a link to a log on page. It looked just like the other log on page that I had been trying to use, but unlike the one I had been trying to use, that one worked.
by Hal
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Be fashionable and safe.
Replies: 26
Views: 3238

Re: OT Be fashionable and safe.

Mama wouldn't let me ride up in the back window, but riding in the back of Daddy's truck was the norm in warm weather. Oh, and we drank out of the water hose too.
by Hal
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buzz Saw Govenor Design
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: Buzz Saw Govenor Design

I am totally shocked. I cannot believe some of the safety nuts have not chimed in to let us all know how dangerous this thing is.
by Hal
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark Plug Copper Crush Rings.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: Spark Plug Copper Crush Rings.....

I thought we were talking about the ones that go inside the take apart plugs.
by Hal
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grounded Generator
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Grounded Generator

Yep, A generator must have a load of some sort on it, or it will self destruct by overheating itself. Ordinarily, the battery is its load. If the cut out fails to energize and close the circuit upon start-up, the generator will burn itself up. Same for if you take the battery out of the system, unle...
by Hal
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor Flush
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Motor Flush

I am certainly no expert, but I think the word "Detergent" in the context of motor oil is misleading. What I think is that "Detergent" oils keep impurities suspended so a filter can remove them, and non-"Detergent" oils allow the impurities to settle out and become crud in the crankcase and valve ga...
by Hal
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb Heat
Replies: 19
Views: 2388

Re: Carb Heat

I keep them on both of ours. I've had the carb freeze up on my TT before.......WITH the heat pipe on it. It may rob a bit of HP, but if I'm in a HP mood, I'm not gonna pick the T to drive anyway.
by Hal
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My and Your TT trucks
Replies: 51
Views: 5364

Re: My and Your TT trucks

Here's mine with a load of sugar cane in preparation for the next day's syrup makin'.
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by Hal
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 6237

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I'm pretty sure I registered for the first time in 2003 give or take. I was not real active at that point, as I had just gotten done restoring my Model A. I wanted a T, but couldn't afford one, so I didn't frequent the T forum very regularly. I think I ended up re-registering in probably 2006 or so....
by Hal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 2361

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Mike,

Did you mean 15 degrees ATDC?
by Hal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: READ Threads Changing Color
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: READ Threads Changing Color

I was just gonna say that, Doug. Dick's method was working great. Then I got onto a thread from page 2 and when I hit the 2019 Forum button, it went back to page 1. Maybe having more threads per page will minimize it. Like I said in another thread, I am on other forums that use this or similar softw...
by Hal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: READ Threads Changing Color
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: READ Threads Changing Color

Thanks Dick! I'm gonna try that. It may take some getting used to, as I also am used to hitting the back button. But if that works, that sounds like the solution.
by Hal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: READ Threads Changing Color
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: READ Threads Changing Color

OK, after some experimentation, it appears that if you hit refresh after coming back to the 2019 Forum page, the colors change. Or, if like I said above, if you go to page 2 then back to page 1, the colors change, but not when just leaving a thread and then looking through the list on the 12019 Foru...
by Hal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: READ Threads Changing Color
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

READ Threads Changing Color

Several people have mentioned it in passing in other threads, but the color of the little icon thingy on the left DOES change color after a thread has been read,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT................only after you leave the page and come back. After reading a thread and going back to the 2019 Forum pag...
by Hal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New Forum Rules!
Replies: 11
Views: 2167

Re: New Forum Rules!

Does that mean no more pics of Christine? What about the cute animated red head with the Ford shirt?
by Hal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

Flivverfan,

And there you go.....We have not even implemented this and already we have inadvertently put a hypothetical post into the wrong category. See what I mean?
by Hal
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

Let's say you do have multiple categories. Brass, 17 to 22, 23 to 27, Engine, Chassis, Body, Speedster, Truck. Say I have a question about the carb on a '22 TT. Does it go in the engine section? After all, it IS an engine question. Does it go in the 17 to 22 section? After all, it IS a '22. Does it ...
by Hal
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Much to Some's Chagrin....
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Much to Some's Chagrin....

BTW Rob, those are neat. I had not heard of a Sunshine engine either. In addition to the 5hp E Hercules, I also have 2 smaller Economies, a 1-3/4 S and a 1-1/2 E. I would like a tank cooled or screen cooled engine one day. I assume those both have a water pump? Or did they use thermosyphon? They are...
by Hal
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Much to Some's Chagrin....
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Much to Some's Chagrin....

Duey, Yes, we play with steam too. I have a friend who has a good bit of steam stuff. The small 10hp boiler and the orange engine is mine. I have re-tubed the boiler and pressure tested it, but have not put heat to it yet. My wife and both sons have attended a steam school and were signed off to ope...
by Hal
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Much to Some's Chagrin....
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Much to Some's Chagrin....

Thanks guys. The Hercules is an engine I restored for an older fellow who lived about 30 miles away. He loved his old engines but had gotten to where he couldn't work on them anymore. He had relatives and neighbors who would help him load them onto his trailer for a show, but I always came over a fe...
by Hal
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Can we Have a Dedicated "Period Photo" Section of Forum?

I respectfully disagree. I am a member of multiple forums with this format and they all have so many different categories, it becomes a real pain to navigate them all. I'm just afraid of beginning to make separate forums this early in the game, as I can see it easily becoming 4, then 8 then 16 then....
by Hal
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Much to Some's Chagrin....
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: Much to Some's Chagrin....

It had 'power steering' for sure, but I didn't have far to go.
by Hal
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Much to Some's Chagrin....
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Much to Some's Chagrin....

I got registered.

Let's try a pic.
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Yep, that worked. How 'bout this one?
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or this one?
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