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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,758
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Veterans Day

USMC 82-86, best thing I did to break me out of the "high school" mode. You new things were about to change when your standing on those yellow foot prints and a D.A. yellin in your face:D

Happy...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-09-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By 39portlander
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

So you are able to post here on the Fordbarn but cannot access a topic related to model T valves that is also on the internet:confused:

Hey what ever works for You keep doing it, enjoy your...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-08-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By 39portlander
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

That is a great point Chuck, standard size is .312 I think the allowable wear is 6-8 thou, 1/64 (.015) oversize and then 1/32 (.030) oversize. A small bore gauge works great for checking this and if...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-08-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Buying a Model T

T's are really a three season vehicle, summer especially look for a touring model preferably with a ruckstell. My Fordor is an original car from Pennsylvania and hope to get it on the road this...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By 39portlander
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Something helpful, Glen Chaffin had a response on the MTFCA forum several years ago and can be looked up for reference about proper procedure of valve adjustment. Setting valve clearance, a simple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By 39portlander
Clutch chatter....

an interesting problem came up on an episode of "garage squad" were some clutch chatter was due to improper machining of the flywheel resulting in high spots on half the face of the flywheel.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-06-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By 39portlander
Re: 'Tazer' style ignition coils

This thread is shocking:eek: It's a nice idea but I think I will stick with my wooden coils unless I'm building a "HOT" rod T.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-24-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Wood spoke VS wire spoke rims

Arizona Bob's got it, finding original rims will be hard any way and getting a good set after cleaning and prepping in hopes that they are safe and road worthy will come with a lot of "sweat equity"....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By 39portlander
Thanks Charlie NY....

Sorry about the first picture, the sun sets a little earlier this time of year. As if this guy needs an introduction, got this today for the 39. Hope to get some more miles on my Peeekup before the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-20-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By 39portlander
Re: 1916 T Publication

I found one of those a few years after I bought my T and love it, a great reference.

The detailed drawings in those books are amazing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Happiness Is.....

Coming home a few weeks ago from a crappy day and finding these in the mail, and no bills:D:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Carb Spacer

Hey Jess I noticed you had a youtube link below your reply, I thought it was on intakes. Bill Evans Trio, now that is some good garage time Jazz:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Carb Spacer

Clem here are some pics of my 39 peekup, that is the vented Shuman spacer below the 97.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,644
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

A's in new england have been mostly stable, low to mid teens for daily drivers and high twenties, low thirties for the points car.

I think spending the money for an older restored/driver car in...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-04-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Bench testing coils....

Yes good eye there Red, I just put those on the box for the pic. Again the MTFCA links and more reading in the electrical systems guide has helped with understanding this system.

I think hooking a...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-03-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Bench testing coils....

This is what I got set up on the bench @ the moment, thanks for the input on wiring this to check operation.

Still saving up for a Bergs radiator so thought this could keep me busy while waiting...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-03-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Bench testing coils....

Thanks for the MTFCA links. Let me rephrase the question, with four proper amp draw coils in the box is there a way to power the coils and the spark tested?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By 39portlander
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

Mac, you see those on craigslist "pulled from a known running drivetrain 20 years ago, kept in dry storage":D
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-02-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By 39portlander
Bench testing coils....

I have the funprojects CT-2 coil beeper and have about a dozen good coils according to the tester.

Is there an easy way to put four coils in the box and apply voltage to check buzzing and spark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Hey fellas thanks for posting the stories and the related videos, I love this stuff.

The fall fairs are in full swing and sure these are all over the place, hope to get up to Fryeburg fair for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Great site, thanks Jess. Planning a future trip to the Coolspring power museum, like the Gilmore for antique engines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Yes an open crank throttler, it's a little un-nerving standing behind one. Been reading Gas Engine magazine for years, no more room for a vehicle so I'm making room for a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By 39portlander
Flat Black Friday...

A little end of the month get out locally @ Tri-Tank fab shop, the highlight for me was someone showed up with a small 1-1/2 Fairbanks-Morse in the bed of his P/U.

The thing just purred along...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-16-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Firewall oiler

Thanks for the input and posting a picture, very nice Wilmo manifold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Joe’s Antique Auto

When resurrecting my 39PU it was great doing business with him, always good to catch up and talk in the spring @ the Fitchburg show.

I wish he also sold model A and T parts, that would be icing...
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