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To: Larry Young <> definitions=2020-05-24_07:2020-05-22, 2020-05-24 signatures=0 malwarescore=0 phishscore=0 bulkscore=0 spamscore=0 clxscore=1011 mlxscore=0 mlxlogscore=999 adultscore=0 classifier=spam adjust=0 reason=mlx scancount=1 engine=8.0.1-2002250000 definitions=main-2005240189
Subject: Re: [Fot] Old Cars
From: Scott Janzen via Fot <>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 18:28:47 -0400
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Very cool. Love the disc wheels. Iâ??d like a model t roadster some day. 

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> On May 24, 2020, at 4:29 PM, Larry Young via Fot <> wrote:
> My dad was a Ford guy. He tried to brainwash me on Fords too, but I 
> rebelled and got a TR250 rather than a Mustang (good move right?). Anyway, he 
> had a 1926 Model T which he got when I was about 8 years old and I inherited 
> it when he stopped driving. I naturally gravitated to the performance end of 
> the Model T hobby. Most people our age think sports cars and hotrodding 
> started after WWII, but the same thing happened when the doughboys came back 
> fror WWI. They wanted cars like they had seen in Europe. The Model T was the 
> natural platform, since they were so abundant. I call my other one my "Poor 
> Man's Bugatti" (see photo). It was built in 1922 on a junked 1914 roadster 
> chassis. It was fitted with a mail order boattail body. It has several 
> performance upgrades which were available in the period, e.g. full pressure 
> oiling, RAJO overhead valve conversion, 2 speed rear axle (also a J-type 
> overdrive not available in '22). I plan to build another speedster. I've got 
> another speedster body and a Model T motor with a SOC head. There were a lot 
> of speed parts available for those cars.
> I wouldn't put to much weight on what the manual says for lubrication. Most 
> lubricants today are better than anything available then. I run straight 30w 
> or 10w-30 in the '26 which is still running with splash oiling. You want the 
> oil to be fairly thin to get into the bearings. The Model T manual calls for 
> 600w oil in the rearend, but there is some debate about how oils were 
> designated back then (before SAE standards). I use the same Sta-lube GL4 90w 
> that I use in my Triumph. Penrite makes a heavy steering box lube that I use 
> in one car. I don't know how it compares to cornhead grease. I am surprised 
> about how slow GM was to adopt more modern technology. Ford went to tapered 
> roller wheel bearings around 1920 and pressure oiling about 1932. They got 
> away from babbitted bearing in 1936 and started using oil filters about the 
> same time. However, it was a bypass system, not full flow oil filtration. It 
> is all eventually filtered (after it flow around enough times).
>  - Larry Young
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