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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-09-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By MrTube
Prestolite B Tank

Hi all,

I've been away a while, sorry about that.......
I'm about to swap an Acetylene B tank for my torch and wanted to see if anyone would want this tank. I'd need whatever it costs to buy...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-18-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Posted By MrTube
Re: Really really old Acetylene tank?

I suppose the Native Americans may have used it, but it's history is far larger than that.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika


The swastika (as a character 卐 or 卍) is an ancient...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-12-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Posted By MrTube
Re: Really really old Acetylene tank?

Wow!
So I won't have any problems if I try to swap this tank with AirGas?
That was a huge concern of mine.

I'd love to see some pictures of some original acetylene lights in use.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-29-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Posted By MrTube
Re: Really really old Acetylene tank?

Not sure, I see a few numbers there.

Like 32-11.

What I'm confused by is I've heard many claim you can't get these tanks refilled etc.

How, and why did Tractor Supply have a nice blue...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-29-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Posted By MrTube
Really really old Acetylene tank?

Hey guys,

I just swapped my B tank out for a full one at Tractor Supply and look what they gave me.

Is this as old as I think it is?

The valve is offset, there's two plugs in the bottom of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,566
Posted By MrTube
Re: Henry's Boat

Ah, so that explains the lack of valve covers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,854
Posted By MrTube
Re: How do you avoid people swarming your car when you stop?

Easy.

Switch to restoring antique refrigerators. This way, no one ever gets to see your hard work because it's stuck in the kitchen!

:(

Sorry, I started realizing this when bringing home...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,566
Posted By MrTube
Re: Henry's Boat

Two silly questions.

Why do the Liberty engines not have valve covers!? This is a 1930s engine no? What lubricates the valve stems?

Second, why do most if not all boat engines exhaust the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,566
Posted By MrTube
Re: Henry's Boat

I am truly amazed....

https://youtu.be/axIJ2tsye_I


Someone actually made better (stronger?) engines than the Duesy straight 8 in the 1920s-1930s. I had no idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By MrTube
Re: Long stroke, short stroke. More than you want to know

I have no problems with flatheads because no one advertises them as something special.

I am addicted to reading about Miller engines now though ever since someone mentioned them in the boating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By MrTube
Re: Long stroke, short stroke. More than you want to know

I could never own a "hemi"
The fact it's been outdated since what, 1911? and they advertise it as something special bothers me too much.

I'll take a 4 valve per cyl pent-head any day.

Even a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,097
Posted By MrTube
Re: Removal of flux

We use Quickbraid all the time here, it's a normal consumer product.
However, I highly doubt rosin soldering braid will do anything to a silver soldered product. You silver solder at 1400+F not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,566
Posted By MrTube
Re: Henry's Boat

His mistress?

Sounds like a real great man............
Combine that with the "Ford service department" and I'd rather just forget he had anything to do with the "A".

The more I learn about him...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By MrTube
Re: Long stroke, short stroke. More than you want to know

I had 226,000 on my 1992 SBC 350 when I sold the truck.
Any specific reason you both feel a 327 is better than a 350?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,348
Posted By MrTube
Re: Double Clutch Upshift

I've known many truck drivers that drive their rigs like this as well. I've also seen guys operate a synchronized like this.

I have a word for it, it's called abuse. There is no way you could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By MrTube
Re: Long stroke, short stroke. More than you want to know

Ah I see.

And... I think you mean't couldn't care less. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,348
Posted By MrTube
Re: Double Clutch Upshift

Clutch linkage if kept well lubricated will last fine and is easier replaced than gears.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By MrTube
Re: Long stroke, short stroke. More than you want to know

I typically ignore attacks on brands like this as you'll never win the argument.
Personally, I go by the product not whos name is stamped on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,348
Posted By MrTube
Re: Double Clutch Upshift

I'm confused how anyone can upshift without double clutching?

You've got the input shaft / assembly spinning at 2500-3000rpm and you want the gears to suddenly match when the input should be going...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By MrTube
Re: Long stroke, short stroke. More than you want to know

Overall, I agree with Mr Miller.

It's amazing how many times I see guys say torque is power.
Torque is torque just as rpm is rpm. You can't have power without both. Torque is NOT power. Watts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By MrTube
Re: Grinding valve stem to increase lash?

I always store it with a good 1/8" gap or so to be safe.

Can it be assumed that this mic zeros perfectly every time using the clutch that it is accurate?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By MrTube
Re: Grinding valve stem to increase lash?

Looks like my 12 thousandths feeler is actually 12.5. Close enough? :D It's hard to see in the picture but it was pretty much centered between 12 and 13. I made sure everything was clean and used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By MrTube
Re: Grinding valve stem to increase lash?

Good point, before I start I'll check the feeler gauge with my Starrett Micrometer (with clutch function). ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By MrTube
Re: Grinding valve stem to increase lash?

Yep.

Only annoying part is they aren't very specific at what it should be.
The manual says 8 thousandths and below that is 12 thousandths. Not sure if that's a range, or if one is intake and one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,887
Posted By MrTube
Re: Grinding valve stem to increase lash?

Hi Bill,
The issue in this case would be the seat wore more than the lifter/valve stem so a new valve isn't going to help. :D
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