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  1. There is a write-up about the assembly and adjustment of the T6 clutch in Dykes. Both my 12th edition and 16th edition has it. Not simple, just takes time. Frank
  2. So, help me understand the decision... The virus threat is so great that we cannot accept the liability of people meeting in a flea market, but the liability of people meeting in a car show is acceptable??? October is 5 months away, If we are still cowering in our caves, we are in more trouble than we realize... Frank
  3. You will need to use the 26-27 transmission cover with it, since it has the bulge to accommodate the wider drum. I'm not sure if an earlier pan will fit, but someone should know... Frank
  4. So, do you think the sludge in the crankcase was due to the absence of an air cleaner??? More than likely, due to non-detergent oil rather than an air cleaner.... Frank
  5. I used to by good, low mileage used cars all the time, especially for the reasons stated above. All less than 20,000 miles. My opinion is changing though. I am a volunteer fireman and most of our calls are accident calls. The newer cars have far superior crumple zones and you can't imagine the amount of damage and still people walk away. Now, when you consider the average hourly charge for good mechanics is approaching $150 per hour, you better have a warrantee. Most cars over 35,000 miles and you're on your own. If I'm buying a used car, it will have less than 20,000 miles or I look elsewhere. Frank
  6. Being a straight side tire, they are most likely 21" Model T wheels, used 1926-27. They do look to be VERY heavy wheels for a Ford... Also, aftermarket... Frank
  7. Now we should be able to see the White at any show, not just the ones within 5 miles.🙂 Frank
  8. I answered this in the General section, but just found it here. I had a 27 Big Six President and it took 700 x 20 tires. I think the 600's will be too small for your car. Try a set of Lesters, softest ride of any bias tire... Frank
  9. I think your Big Six should use 700x20 tires. At least that's what mine took. I think the 600's will be too small... Frank
  10. I typically go with the larger sized tires within the range for your car. As far as white wall vs black wall, personal choice. I go with white walls. OK, I'll duck now... Frank
  11. Is that a sign for "Reamers" over her head??? Frank
  12. 1910-11 Overland Frank
  13. Looks very similar to a one cylinder Reo engine (1906-1910) except that the main casting is lighter and the flywheel is on the wrong side. I know that Olds made engines that were used in industry other than those used in the cars. Frank
  14. the triangular door hinge was used on Model T's all the way up through 1925. What distinguishes the 1912 hinge was the hole pattern. this was the only year that had a different pattern. I looked for a 1912 hinge for 20 years (repops only recently available) and then found one in Hershey the year after I sold the car. Frank