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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1940 or today?

Looks great! But the tires have more tread that i'd expect for for 1940. There's only 3 give-aways that it might not be an old picture.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By dumb person
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

Watch this to the end. The very end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRC1GJkdxdA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By dumb person
Re: Would there be any interest in a programmable electronic points replacer?

With the 12 volt prototype i made, you wouldn't need a spare. You'd just bypass it & use the points as per factory. It was using the points as a reference to cam' position.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By dumb person
Re: Would there be any interest in a programmable electronic points replacer?

Well, yes. Points are resistant to EMP, nuclear fallout, and polarity. But i've been there done that.

I did get it working on 6 volts with some trickery
But then the microcomputer died from...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-28-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By dumb person
Re: Is the MTFCA forum down?

The whole internet is down more than it's up.
Thing is, i found botnet DDoS attacks are on the rise.

One device on my own network was hijacked by the botnet & sending garbage pings to amazon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,753
Posted By dumb person
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Seems someone is taking an opportunity to use the outbreak as an excuse to do sneaky internet attacks.
i have a set-up at home that doesn't rely on outside internet at all. But when it connects to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By dumb person
Question Would there be any interest in a programmable electronic points replacer?

I know lots of you (including myself) like the simplicity of the original system. So i'd design something that was about 5 minutes work to swap back to how the model A should be.


While...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

I hate it.
I find it funny that if i pull up next to a bunch of them, more people seem interested in looking at my flathead 4. Haha.
Only people that don't like it are the 'puffy jackets that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By dumb person
Re: brake drum repair

Was it https://www.jgrelining.com/ ?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-16-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By dumb person
Re: No Power to Starter

The only real damage you can do in purely stock form from a short is if the power from the battery drains through the magneto. Can de-magnetize things.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-16-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1923 Canadian Tudor

Replacing those bushes isn't that hard. The anti-rattle springs are kind of a 'get by' method.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model A rear in Model T

That sounds like a lot of work, or 'ruining parts' in my mind.

I have used model A hubs on a T.
The easiest way is to find a "junk hub' that has a worn out or cracked bearing race and cut it off....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-05-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By dumb person
Re: Valve Cover

I ran with no valve cover for a while so you should be fine.
While it'd be cool to set up a slow-motion camera to catch the misfire & compare valve lift with a frame of normal fire, it'd be huge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,116
Posted By dumb person
Re: Dealing with the heirs on '32 parts ect.

I never understood why some people worship money. There are some disgusting old men that pinch every penny and buy nice cars only to ruin them to spite other car people.
Then there's everyone who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By dumb person
Re: coil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jZ1Eceay-c
This is what happened to someone who ran their 12 volt coil without a ballast resistor.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-24-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,844
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

From memory i used one in an old workshop on my motorbike spark plug.
It removed a glazing and the carbon would settle into the ceramic much faster.
Maybe the grit was too course.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By dumb person
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

If it smooths out after idling a while, fuel flow maybe be restricted. Check pipes & fittings. (have seen thread tape partly blocking fuel line produce these symptoms)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By dumb person
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

Certain people stole my points file.
Where would you recommend i get a new one?
Any favourites you have?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-10-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By dumb person
Re: 1925 alignment issues

No it doesn't. High rad' sits WAY higher.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-10-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T hubs

Straight versus taper spokes.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=421399&d=1581316996
Taper appear to be canadian production, and you don't need a press.
They tap out with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By dumb person
Re: aluminum radiators

Those cheap alloy radiators killed the old time radiator shops i worked in...

I had to get one modified several times, and none of the mounting holes were drilled. The guy doing my welding said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By dumb person
Re: Bad steering new shaft

In my country, any welds on steering or brake parts is totally illegal. This case is no exception.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-26-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By dumb person
Re: new coils...

I used the new wooden coils for years & found they were just fine.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-24-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By dumb person
Re: Model T hubs

If you move every second spoke with a wooden mallet, then all the other spokes, you can walk the hubs out easier. Or so i have done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By dumb person
Re: stromberg 97 metal fatigue?

Is it bad that i figure, in a pinch, you could drill tiny holes either side & bond it slightly with solder?
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