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  1. Hylomar Blue has never failed me.
  2. The float in the one I had failed too. It had a crack and got "oil logged". I soldered it.
  3. The spokes suggest they might be Dodge Brothers wheels.
  4. I've always been a BW fan but my '32 came with WW and, to be honest, they really dress up the car....... 😍
  5. The "I have to ask the wife" phrase is the death knell right then and there. More sad is the MEN don't have the guts to come back and let you know one way or the other........
  6. You have a 420S.......Standard (or Wheatland in the larger tractor series). The S is not to be confused with a 420T (tricycle) with a wide front. The Deere 20 series is kind of an island as most collectors want either a 40-50-60-70-80- or a 430, 530, 630 and so on. The entire 20 series has rarely commanded much more than their 2 digit predecessors. It's a nice tractor but should be wearing the yellow hood stripes. "Common" tractor prices have been in a slump for the last 3-4 years. 4 or 5 years ago it likely would have been worth more than now. Anyway, the 3 point and live hydraulics are good selling points but any Deere collector would know that. You don't need any paperwork to prove you own the tractor. FOR SALE asking prices are worthless. I have to agree $3500 is about right.....if the tires aren't shot. As for trying to deal with DEALERS forget that too. There are aren't a whole lot of dealers left who are even familiar with the two cylinder tractors much less care about them.
  7. YARD ART? That wouldn't be art at a scrap yard........
  8. Every Bosch magneto I have seen calls for a 1/64" gap or .015" The DU4 is an especially good magneto too....... πŸ‘
  9. I can't imagine even the most zealous environmentalists laying the current state of things at the feet of car hobbyists. Even if they were when one is facing zealots there is no dealing going on........ 😬
  10. I imagine this car has been shared at the mtfca forum but have you advertised it there? In the Model T world the Stynowski name is tantamount to Picasso.
  11. Love how they give Henry a couple shots........ πŸ˜›
  12. This is far from new. Ebay wised up a long time ago because sellers were circumventing final value fees by selling a $100 item for $20 with $80 shipping.
  13. GOLD MINE? Someone (everyone?) at Hagerty was sleeping at the wheel when they published THAT.........
  14. For the record, in all three failed AirTex pumps the soft parts were like new so.......
  15. On my '32 Chevy I experienced the death wobble twice. Thankfully I was going only about 25 MPH when it struck but WOW. I experienced in a few times in the '19 Model T I had too but that';s a different setup entirely. This Chevy was purported to be a very low miles car which was substantiated by the original owner's family. At any rate I was driving and the steering column tube came out in my hands......YIKES. I stopped, pushed it back and drove home slowly where I tightened it<<< that part is relevant to the rest of the story. There also was too much steering slack which made it uncomfortable to herd down the road. Long story short is the final cure was taking up end play in the steering box. Due to the low miles it never dawned on me until recently that the looseness of the steering tube allowed the adjusting nut on the steering box to turn as the tube also squeezes on the adjusting nut to help hold the setting.
  16. I feel your pain. The following is a total copy and paste from my facebook page so I don't have to start from square one: >>>What started out to be a good day when south.Bear had an appointment at the vet in Amherst and when he does I ALWAYS take the '59 because the front seat is a mile wide so there's plenty of room for the three of us.Very nice ride down and when we left I thought I'd take the scenic route through Amherst and take the back road to County A.Luckily it's downhill all the way from the clinic to the Amherst turn-off.Shortly before the turn the engine died and we coasted all the way to the St. James parking least that part worked out. I was 99% sure I knew what the trouble was and I carry a spare fuel pump and the tools the change it in the trunk. I verified ignition and pump function but didn't like the way the pump was working. Hagerty Roadside insurance came to the rescue and I had the car wheel towed home just in case I wasn't right. Turns out I was right but I couldn't have changed pumps anyway because they are two different makes and the bolts would have had only two threads showing with the new one....... Anyway.......pump on, a shot of gas down the carb and I'm good again.........until THIS pump pukes. My experience with Airtex pumps is 100% short life failure! I had bought two Carter pumps for backups so I'll find out how long they last....... <<< This was the THIRD AirTex pump. I bought the first one 6 years ago when i bought the car then bought two more 2 years later so I'd have a spare. Nearly 2 years to the DAY all three AirTex pumps failed from the same cause!
  17. Thanks for posting the solution! Too many don't and nobody learns ANYTHING........ πŸ‘Ž
  18. It wasn't a person who shaped me as far as cars go.......I was born loving old things. It was this car that was brought up from the basement of the local Ford dealer and moved to the show room floor that cemented my love for THAT car anyway. I was in my early-mid teens when I first laid eyes on it and it was love at first sight.
  19. FYI earlier Dodge Brothers cars have the same feature.
  20. ^ Green clothes are out of the question for me. However my S10 is a DARK green and my '27 Tudor T is kind of a lighter Brewster Green. I like the shade of green on the car in question fact I love the car and if circumstances were right I'd own it.
  21. Before there were sawmills lumber was sawed by hand using crosscut saws. Cutting a log with the saw horizontal to the log was difficult at best so logs were suspended over pits with one man on top of the log and one man beneath in the pit. Hence.......pit man.
  22. I have a friend in Virginia who is a whiz at those things. Young guy and smart as a whip. I'll link him to this thread and he can decide. He's a member here too.......
  23. It looks like a soldered button at the end.......? Maybe melt that off, solder on a new wire and pull it through?
  24. If I correctly recall you need to get into the early 1930's to get a dependable AC speedometer. There is an AC speedometer in my '27 Model T and I'd love to lubricate it but as much as I'd like to I'm scared to death of it. I went through a sour deal that wound up costing the seller AND me money as he claimed to have bought it only to flip it and the seller HE bought it from lied like a rug. The short story is I resorted to opening it up to find out why it didn't work. The pot metal used then is of extremely poor quality and the pot metal arch that supports the top of the spindle is very delicate.......WTH were they thinking?.........and was broken. No repairs were possible. There is a good discussion at that thread >>>
  25. You get what you pay for. If you're buying "cheap" batteries at some farm supply chain forget it. I learned that lesson over 30 years ago......NEVER again. I used to buy nothing but DELCO batteries until they priced themselves out of my market. I've had excellent results with those from Batteries Plus Bulbs since Carquest sold out to Advance.