THE T BUCKET TIMES
The National T-Bucket Alliance Newsletter
Inside This Issue
The President’s Corner
Well gang, here we are, 2006. We have picked up quite a few new members in
the last few months. I want to welcome you all again if this is your first newslet-
ter. I gotta do my reminders: If you haven't got your copy of the Nats video, you
The President’s need to call Curt or Shawn at 877-CAR-DVDS and get your very own
Corner copy. Love showing mine to all my other friends and street rod buddies. Also
Sos's calendars are FANTASTIC and make great gifts as well. I am pretty sure
Sos will have an order form in this newsletter. All of these guys have donated a
Advertisements lot of time and expense to make these two things available, so if you would,
please support them. Time is running out on those of you that would like to hold
an office. If you are wanting to run please contact me as soon as possible.
At this time we have several members and members families that are have
some health problems. Because of the laws I can't go into details, but it is my
Product Review hope that if you can keep them in your thoughts. If you know of members that
are "under the weather", don't forget our "Sunshine Lady" aka: Robyn "Toollady"
Taylor. You might want to let her know who might need a little sunshine sent
T-Bucket Kitchens their way.
Speaking of under the weather.....our Secretary and her computer have
Buckethead Of The both been under the weather. My computer has been a little sick as well. In
Month any case, we do the best we can with what we have. As you know we are all
volunteers and it takes a little bit to get everything accomplished. If we are a
little slow, please hang in there. "We are getting older every minute and I think
Tech Files we slow down the older we get."
Another reminder: Nats are only a few months away and for the new
Hall Of Fame members and those of you that lost your last newsletter : ) We are going back
to Mountain Home, Arkansas July 20, 21, and 22nd. If you are planning on at-
tending, I want to remind you to get your rooms as soon as possible. Rooms go
fast! You can see what's available, cost, and phone number for the hotels and
RV park. Bob Recktenwald, Bob Chester, their helpers, the city of Mountain
Home, and the local law enforcement did a lot of work and gave us a great
time. I highly recommend you try to attend the 2006 Nats.
Babineaux Need to get this wrapped up, but before I do. This last month for me has
Humidi_t@yahoo.com really been a heart ache. In less then 2 weeks I lost 3 very close friends. 2 of
which I knew longer then I have known Melinda. One, I have street rodded
with since 1976. Why am I telling you this? I know life is extremely short and it
Clarence “Big Dog” Lee seems that when a friend takes the very high road, it always seems too
email@example.com soon. Take some time out of your busy life to keep track of your buddies. Be
careful while working on your ride and on the roads while winter is upon
us. Catch ya all next month.
As Always, Your Friend and Fellow Buckethead
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on Aug. 1, 2005.
Since then he has
been to 3 shows, and
has had 3 wins.
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Did you know the NTBA gives an award just Current members of the Tough T’s Are:
for driving your bucket? That’s right! An
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do! It’s called the toughest T award and Dennis Bynum
Russ and Kathy Gore Gary Hotchkin
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after sharing his holiday spirit. Nice ride Jason!
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E veryone has their vision of their bucket long before they begin
construction. For many of us, that vision often changes as we
realize that certain items are more practical than others. That is
the case for me, anyhow. My dream bucket had a blown big block and
I didn’t even have to disconnect the fuel line or remove the air
cleaner. I then dropped on the first new gasket, the plate, and the
second gasket and remounted my carb. Install time took about 5 min-
utes (three spent looking for my 1/2” wrench before I found it in my
Muncie four speed transmission. While I still want the cubic inch beast, back pocket) then moved on to the throttle linkage adapters.
my choice of transmissions has changed. I’d rather have the practicality
of an auto trans (not to mention the cramped quarters of the floor A little brown envelope held a stack up of machined plates and screws.
boards and frame areas) than the “fun” of the manual transmission. Following the instructions, I disassembled the outer plate from the
Since I’m being more practical why not an overdrive transmission? inner plates (the inner plates are pinned together) and slid the inner
plates onto the throttle arm on the carb, This little adapter was bril-
I’ve heard the horror stories of burnt TH700R4 transmissions, and liantly designed! With minimal effort, the plate snapped into place on
known folks who got rid of the 700 because of goofy shift patterns, we the carb arm, then the outer plate is bolted to the inner plate. The
probably all have heard these tales. From my period as a mechanic in a adapter is now positively locked onto the carb with zero slack or
GM dealership, I knew the 700R4 as a relatively tough, dependable movement. The outer plate has a small adjustment slot that allows fine
transmission. I also know that the key to getting this trans to shift right tuning the shift characteristics of the transmission later on. I set it to
and live a long life is the Throttle Valve setting. The geometry on the the default position shown on the instructions. Install time here was
TV cable and linkage must be correct in order for the transmission to less than 5 minutes (the kit includes the correct sized Allen wrenches,
function properly. The more commonly used TH350 uses a cable that so I didn’t have to hunt them down. Sweet!)
is a simple detent or downshift controller. The 700 cable actually con-
Now to the messy part! I drained the trans oil and removed the pan (I
trols shift pressures, clutch apply pressures, as well as detent points and
shift points. A bit more complicated. did not need instructions for
this!) and located the TV lever as
But who can resist the lower 3.06 Carb throttle plates and base plate depicted depicted in the instructions. I
to 1 first gear ratio, a higher .70:1 below. removed the two 10mm head
final gear ratio and a cooler running screws and a roll pin then pulled
transmission when the converter is the Part Throttle Detent Valve
locked up. NOT I! (Plus a known out. I swapped out the stock
good 700R4 was given to me with spring with the BTO supplied
low mileage) Hence my search be- spring. The replacement spring is
gan for a system that would cor- longer and heavier than the GM
rectly set up my TV cable. An inter- original.
net search brought me to Bowtie
Overdrives. Their website was The transmission internal harness
packed with information about the and electrical components were
700R4 transmission, and their next. Again, a simple install that I
TV101 article and TV MADE EZ made longer by double checking
system seemed to fit the bill per- continuity of the external case
fectly. As an added bonus, BTO was plug to the pressure switch. Bet-
highly recommended by LOKAR. ter safe than sorry. Anyhow, the
kit comes with a 4th gear pres-
When ordering from BTO, you sure switch and a new solenoid,
specify the carb type that you have (a Demon in my case) and the type with very easy instructions. Once all this was completed I popped in a
of TV cable you would like to use. You have the option of buying a kit new filter and reinstalled the pan. About an hour and a half install time
with a black stock type TV cable or upgrading to a braided stainless for this part, but I had the kids fighting in the driveway, phone ringing,
cable for the billet folks ( the cables are specially designed for the BTO and was working on my back in the dark. I recommend checking the
kits). Once an order is complete, BTO gives you access to special set connection between the outer case plug and the internal wiring to be
up and testing procedures. I ordered a TV MADE EZ system for my sure you have continuity before refilling the transmission with oil.
Demon, with a new factory type TV cable, an optional throttle cable
mount, and the torque converter control package (TCC lock up kit). At this point my bucket building time ran out. I plan to complete this
review in the upcoming months, as I still have the pressure test, test
A few days later I received my box. Carefully bubble wrapped inside drive, and converter lock-up electrical kit to install. I was very im-
were all the goods I ordered, as well as full color instructions for the pressed with the kit, the instructions, and the information that BTO
installation of the carb parts, the internal transmission harness, a re- has on their website. This seems to be the best set-up for taking care
placement Throttle Valve spring, and the TCC lock up kit. The instruc- of the TV system that I have found. Bowtie Overdrives has patented
tions really impressed me as they were very clear and easy to follow, their kit and go through a lot of effort to ensure their customers get
and included instructions for installation, testing, and even test drive the tech support they require to make their transmission work cor-
instructions! Time to grab the creeper and get some Dexron 3 in my rectly and do not hesitate to provide as much information as you need
hair! to make a decision.
The first thing I installed was the carb plate. The kit comes with a plate If you are installing or planning to install a 700R4 or a 2004R transmis-
designed for your carb application, as well as two new base gaskets. sion, I urge you to either visit their website at www.700r4.com or
Installation was a snap! I removed the four nuts, then lifted the carb give them a call at 760-947-5240
over the studs and removed the old gasket.
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1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies 4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 tsp. lime juice 2 tsp. Creole OR Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup sour cream 1 tbsp. olive oil
Hot cooked rice 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup water
Season chicken with Creole seasoning, Heat oil in skillet, then add chicken and cook until browned.
Add soup, water, chilies and lime juice. Heat to a boil. Cook over low heat 5 min. or until done.
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Another year has snuck on by! It’s been an adventure and a year to remember! I’ve made my first Nationals, my
wife got her first ride in a bucket (thanks sTreTch T!), my kids got their first rides in a bucket (thanks again to
Dennis Bynum) and I’ve made enough progress on my own bucket to say it’s a car, finally! For that last one, I
have simply too many members to be able to thank within this box!
The winter season is full upon us and it’s time to break out the old crusty wallet. Lots of us will be turning that
gas money into parts money for the next few months. Before you order, take a second to see if one of our spon-
sors or advertisers has what you need. After all, they help support the paper that you are reading right now.
The February issue will arrive to you late. Big Dog is taking a vacation and I’ll be on vacation as well. So expect
next month to be late and then quickly look forward to another copy.
This issue brings in a few new items. I’ve made a foray into a product review article, we have a great tech arti-
cle, a Hall of Fame series of articles penned by “Pile of Parts” and other new article ideas are in the works.
Hope you like the changes!
This month it is with great pleasure that the BHOM staff announce Winfield
Scott – known by many as SS-T – as our NTBA Buckethead of the Month.
Windy, his wife Jodie and 2 children, son Jonathon 19, and daughter Jordan 18,
hail from Marcellus, Michigan. SS-T and Jodie have always lived in Michigan and have been in Marcellus for
the last 12 years. They have shared 25 years together and are looking forward to a whole bunch more …SS-
T has been a union sheet metal worker for 31 years. During that time he has worked for a number of shops,
including a Nuclear Plant in Texas. He currently works at one of the biggest shops in Michigan and does a lot
of work with stainless steel – hmmmm….
Windy is also a member of the NSRA and attends their Nationals in Kalamazoo. Besides his T, he enjoys
motorcycles, radio-controlled airplanes and boats. He started to build his T in 2003 and took about 1.5 years
to get her on the road. He won’t say it is complete because, “… are you ever done?” He runs a 350 SBC,
400 trans and Jag rearend. It sports a CCR long T body. His greatest source of information when he was
building his T was from all the great people on the NTBA BBS.
When asked what advice he would give anyone wanting to get into T Buckets he says, “I would say build
whatever you like, shiny or not, it’s all about what you like; there are absolutely no rules.”
SS-T puts about 2500 miles per year on his T. Last year he built a custom tunnel ram intake – out of
stainless. (Also of note; Windy built a totally awesome Stainless front axle out of square tube! Ed.) This year
he hopes to build some stainless valve covers and whatever else he can find the time to complete.
Some of his favorite times in his T were when he took his kids to their graduation. He loves to take Jodie
cruising – feel like a 1 car parade. He did take a 150 mile trip to a car show in Indiana. SS-T was at the 2005
Nationals and already has his room reserved for 2006.
SS-T you have a GREAT looking T and you definitely are a true hot rodder. Congratulations on being this
month’s “Buckethead of the Month.”
By Dean Jones
Part One: I like to use old-style stainless-jacketed small bumper
DO NOT PAINT YOUR BODY BEFORE DOING ALL FIT AND bolts for this application. The heads are smooth, polished
FINISH WORK FOR ANYTHING THAT ATTACHES TO IT OR and look great. The heads are slightly larger than OEM
GOES THROUGH IT!!! Ford bolts and even modern carriage bolts but they look
great on painted or plated posts and they are hell-for-
Part Two: strong.
Assemble your windshield assembly and set it up on the Of course there as many options for you to use as there
body finding the ideal mounting position. Ideal means, are fastener styles so do what you like just make sure
hopefully, the mounting ears are not overlapping the cowl what you choose are a good fit in the mounting holes.
or door beads and the windshield frame bottom edge is
parallel on the top edge of the cowl without a dip (smile)* Part Four:
in the middle. Any space under the frame 3/8" or hope- If everything looks good and you have determined where
fully less can be filled with sewn up beading or stock the body needs building up mark your cowl with the final
Model T frame bedding rubber stripping. location around the posts with either a grease pencil or a
*[we'll not deal with this problem here. we'll assume you common lead pencil. Do not use a "MajicMarker",
have a body from a manufacturer that has kept up their "Marksalot", "Sharpie" or other of this style of marker.
moulds and eliminated this age-old problem} (Chances are good is you do, the ink will bleed right
You may or may not be able to use the rear mounting through your primer, Bondo, finish paint and clear and
bolt on the rearward ear of the post into the dash de- totally ruin your afternoon that day.)
pending on your body construction and whether you have Roughen up the body post mounting area and use your
aftermarket posts which often don't have this original favorite filler (Bondo, White Magic, fibrefill, cat's whisk-
feature. ers, corvette repair kit) to build up the areas necessary
Once you have the frame positioned where you believe it for your posts to fit well. You can put saran wrap inside
belongs secure it in position with duct tape or bracing. your posts and mount the windshield assembly over the
uncured filler, wait for it to kick off, and then remove the
Part Three: posts. This will give you a good start on the fitting proc-
Step back and look at the assembly? Is it straight and ess.
square from every angle? YES? GOOOOOOD! Do your fitting work carefully and note how the posts fit
on the body. What you're looking for is a nice flush fit of
Part 3 1/2: the mounting ears to the body posts and a nice even fit
Let's talk about posts for a second or two. There are up from the ear to the windshield frame in the front and
original Ford steel short posts in varying configurations the back.
(various shapes of mounting ears and with or without You may want be real tricky and "sink" the posts into the
side lamp mounting pads), and various aftermarket body by building up around them and such as that. Have
manufactured short posts (Speedway and others) which fun.
are made from various metal alloys. Some of the after- The important thing for our purposes, a good solid wind-
market posts have body mounting holes drilled shield mount, is under the posts and inside the body.
(sometimes even all three, 2 bottom and 1 rear), most
have windshield frame mounting holes drilled. Some Part Five:
come in a raw state, some polished, some plated. OK, your exterior work is done, your post/frame assem-
If your posts are already plated hopefully they have all bly fits well, and your mounting holes have been drilled
the mounting holes drilled and or squared up (the two through the body. Now let's look INSIDE the cowl and see
lower ones). If not you'll have to drill the posts as well as what we can do.
the body. Best bet to "save" plating, use a large c-clamp First, make a couple of steel or aluminum plates say
(and a good friend) to hold post/windshield assembly in about 1/16 to 1/8" thick drilled with matching holes to
position. Tape over the plating where the holes are to be the mounting ear holes on each side. Make 'em shaped
drilled with some good quality masking tape. Mark your kinda like the lower part of the mounting ears of the
holes and drill through the posts and on through the posts. Mix up some filler, butter the plates nicely and in-
body. We'll talk about this more later. stall them inside the body over the mounting bolts. Use
flat washers and split lock washers and tighten the bolts
Windshield Post mounting hardware: lightly. Let the filler harden overnight.
Original posts use a variant of the carriage bolt, works These reinforcement plates serve to spread the mounting
great. If you find carriage bolts that fit well into the pressure over a larger area and give your mounting bolts
square holes that's super. Do yourself a favor and sand or a "parallel and square" surface to tighten to.
grind (carefully) any markings, letters, numerals, etc. you Now let's talk about the rear mounting ear. If it is sitting
may find on the head of these bolts and make them flush with the back of the cowl and you feel up inside and
smooth. The plating on these bolts is usually junk anyway think there's room for the end of a bolt, flat washer, lock
so you'll either paint 'em or have them chromed or washer and nut....GREAT.
brassed or whatever.
…..Continued on page 9
By Dean Jones
Continued from page 8…. Hope I haven't left anything out this time and you can
see the "pictures" I've drawn while you read this. If I can
Drill that hole and use whatever fastener you choose to
ever really figure out this scanner I'll try some crude but
effective drawings. Enjoy.
If the original style mounting just ain't gonna happen,
you'll need to make an extension from a piece of strap
The thrilling conclusion: Rodder makes trip to Mountain
iron which will go from the mounting ear over further on
Home for NTBA Nationals. Has great time, many admirers
the "dash" area to be bolted up. You can weld this ex-
of the car are impressed by solid windshield mounting,
tension to original steel Ford posts or attach it to bronze
wins mini-T drawing, Poker Run and donation drawing for
or aluminum posts by rivets or small bolts/screws.
Mullins trailer, friend has trailer hitch and helps him out
This rear ear and/or extension mount is important as it
getting the goodies home, kids behave during whole trip
helps stabilize the post/frame assembly on the body and
like angels, wife is happy, and when Momma's happy,
prevent rocking/racking from wind resistance on the
Daddy is VERY HAPPY!
road. Even if you have windshield stay rods in front run-
ning down to the frame, this original style support is ad-
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Take the post/frame assembly off the body and spray
some primer or whatever over your bodywork. Rattle 714 TAFT LANE
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the split lock washers are flush, you don't want to crush
your pretty new work, do you?
Stand back and check everything out. Are you happy
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Get back out of the car. Grab the posts and either side
and see if you can shake 'em around. NO? That's what
we're looking' for.
A properly mounted windshield assembly will feel solid
and be solid, and now you have one on your car. Take
the assembly off and wrap it back up in Grandma's quilt
and set it back in the closet till you're ready for final as-
sembly. (Hey, don't really use Granny's quilts for parts
storage, use a cheap blanket. Granny's quilts are part of
family history and need to be treated with loving respect
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Page 10 Hall Of Fame
Recently I was contacted by Humidi-T. I'm excited to get to know these people
who have made such a difference to our
He asked if I might be willing to contrib- organization. But first a little background
ute some articles to the newsletter on on the NTBA HOF. The Hall of fame
"the Hall of Fame inductees". was founded in 1999 to recognize the
efforts of those who make significant
The Hall of Fame... hmm... There are contributions to the National T-Bucket
dozens of motor sports organizations Alliance, as well as furthering the hobby.
who maintain a HOF. NHRA, Rod &
Custom Assoc, Peterson Publishing and The nomination process
many others have a Hall of Fame is simple: club members
program. are asked to nominate
someone they be-
I responded to lieve is a strong
Humidi-T asset to the or-
that I would ganization. The club
be very happy officers review the
to write about nominees between
the Hall of January and June,
Fame... but when a selec-
which one? "The tion is made,
NTBA Buckethead and announced at
Hall of Fame!" he the NTBA Nationals.
responded. I think I
was blushing when I If you'd like to nominate someone
read his e-mailed re- for the Buckethead Hall of Fame, please
sponse. forward your nominations to club Presi-
I was embarrassed that I didn't even dent Richard "Punkun" Johnson or any
know there WAS an NTBA Hall of of the elected officers.
Fame. But what a great way to find out!
Stay tuned for more information about
Over the next few months I'll be con- the Buckethead Hall of Fame and the
tacting each of the Buckethead Hall of current inductees!
Fame inductees, collecting information
David “Pile of Parts” Duhigg
and writing articles for this newsletter.