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by RustyFords
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

On a side note... This will be my next project once the T is mostly finished. I’ve had this nifty little trailer for a while. It was built in 1950 using parts from a ‘37 Ford. I rescued it from a building that was collapsing on my dad’s property. The plan is to build an aluminum camper insert for it...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I finished off the day by disassembling the fuel bulb, cleaning it and reassembling with some EZ Turn Lubricant. This stuff is brilliant. The petcock was very stiff. Now it turns smoothly.
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by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Then I cleaned up this accessory “belly band” engine support that came with my parts chassis. I’ve seen very nice versions but this one looks like a blacksmith made it. It looks like they took a piece of flat bar, bent it to the correct shape, then split it open in the middle. This piece would’ve ha...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

More little incremental progress while I wait for my axle to come back from Ross’s shop. I finished the installation of the front spring. The original clamp cleaned up nicely. I like it when the Ford script shows on century old parts. . 69C97D01-24BB-4E37-B493-31AD343D7BCC.jpeg . Then I tackled some...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Blocks AND a Belly Band?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Wood Blocks AND a Belly Band?

Thanks for all the input. I’ll be I installing both.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Blocks AND a Belly Band?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Wood Blocks AND a Belly Band?

My parts chassis came with an accessory belly band (engine support) that I’m going to swap over to my car.

I also have some new wood blocks for the engine pan ears. They were absent from my car when I bought it.

I’m wondering if I need both the blocks and the belly band.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Radiator prices

Ditto to Steve’s comments.

And...I also bought a new Berg’s unit fit my black car. It’s been nice to be able to drive my car in all weather having total confidence in it.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 40
Views: 1364

Re: Is my model T seized up?

This is an awesome thread. Welcome to the world of T’s Carson.
by RustyFords
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

Btt........
by RustyFords
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: First drive is in a T

That’s a genuine smile if I ever saw one.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Just the drivetrain is getting the royal treatment. The depressed look will still be there. After a few trips down my gravel road, the underside will be dirty enough to look the part. :D
That's what I figured. Glad to hear it. Your RPU has a beautiful look.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Waiting on frame from sandblasting. :(
Wow...sandblasting...you're not messing around with the RPU refurb!
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

New front spring is bushed, treated with graphite, oilers installed, painted flat black and installed in the car with a new rubber pad. Once I get the rebuilt axle back from Ross, I’ll be able to make the car mobile again. I’m very interested to experience the difference in the car...going from a th...
by RustyFords
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Interesting Item on Minneapolis Craigslist

Expensive...but if I had the disposable $$ to throw at it, I'd probably buy it.

It's beautiful.
by RustyFords
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy old time photos
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Shorpy old time photos

It is little wonder why children of the depression often appeared so miserly with their money and "made do" with things when they clearly did not have to later in life. That kind of upbringing and experience can carry with you for life at best, or scar you for life at worst. I think it is amazing t...
by RustyFords
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show

It's always a source of interest for me to see Mustangs at car shows in the 80's and 90's. They were 20 to 30 year old cars at the time. We bought them cheap used them up and wrecked them when I was in high school in the 80's. Here's a cherry original fastback that my dad and I stripped the interior...
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Weathered Radiator Apron
Replies: 0
Views: 116

WTB - Weathered Radiator Apron

Looking for a radiator apron for my weathered 24 Touring.

Seeking paint that looks something like this.
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 generations
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: 3 generations

Very nice....something to be proud of.
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Camper
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: 1924 Camper

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Very cool !! I wonder what it weighs ?
Good question. It is riding kinda low.

It sure is pretty though.
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Running poorly.

Nice. It sounds Line your theory is correct.
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Running poorly.

Ignacio....if you're unsure of your abilities and have the funds, I recommend taking the engine to Ross Lilleker. It's an easy drive from Houston. Ross can/will do a refresh on the engine without a full rebuild, addressing only the items that need attention. I took my engine to him after I'd done so...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I thought the difference between the new spring clamps (that came with the new springs) and the original clamps, was noteworthy. The new ones looked to be about half the thickness of the old ones. I’ll be using the old ones. I also chose to keep the old clamp bolts because they had square heads. Not...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

tdump wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Is that yellow object in 1 of the pics a Unibody Ford pickup?
Mack...it’s a 66 F100 Styleside (shortbed). Original paint 79k miles. 300 straight six that I hopped up a little bit.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Right there with you Don! I assembled mine yesterday. I used some antisieze between each leaf. That graphite paint dries but still makes your hands slick handling the springs. Yeah...that graphite paint has some kind of demonic alien super powered bonding agent that makes it a permanent part of you...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Painting my new front springs with graphite paint.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

Rosenfelder wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:58 pm
After much pondering, and searching for compatible parts, I am going to put in the adjustable pinion bearing, new front bushing, and the standard axle bearings and sleeves.
This is what I did but I used the non-adjustable FunProjects pinion. I'm pleased with how it turned out.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I attacked the perches again over the weekend and they laughed at every attempt to remove them. That, combined with the fact that the axle will have to be reamed (I don't have the tool to do it) caused me to make the probably prudent decision to take the axle to Ross Lilleker to have him do the abov...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Thanks for the info Scott....always appreciated.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Running poorly.

Just in from Ron Patterson: The points were badly out of adjustment and the contacts worn. I replaced the points and adjusted them and they now work fine. So it sounds like once or twice a week use with a once a year 100 mile tour means you get about 3 years of use. -- IV Nice....glad you figured i...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha News
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Chickasha News

That's wonderful news.

I sent my registration in yesterday. If the weather cooperates, I plan on bringing my T. So many of the folks who'll be there have been instrumental in helping get it on the road. I want to get some photos of them with the car.
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 42
Views: 3604

Re: More new snow and smiles

Said it last year, but I'll say it again......COOL!!
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

As expected, these perches are whooping my a**. All I've managed to do is mangle the two old perches and have only budged them about 1/4 inch. So...I'm throwing in the towel and will have a pro press them out of the axle. And I found yet another old-time farm fix. This was what they used for a bushi...
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: A Good Day

Not personally a fan of wire wheels in any color but black on a stock car.

I think the little runabout looks good exactly like it is.
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T values
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: model T values

Go with a black era car like my 24 Touring. The market is soft for them currently. I'm not sure if it'll stay that way...I'm starting to see a wave of guys in their 20's and 30's showing some interest in them as they look for something vintage and non-digital to play with. My car was a mess when I b...
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 58
Views: 1545

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

I’m following along Robert.

Your situation reminds me of mine when I started on my first Model T 3 years ago. I wasn’t new to old cars but I was a novice at all things Model T.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: A Good Day

Nice. The 26-27 cars look great with dark painted wire wheels.
by RustyFords
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 1524

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

The age of readily available Model T parts is soon to be over. I own and operate an oil refinery supply business and it takes 110% of my time, otherwise I'd be jumping in to take on one or more of these operations that need new stewardship. I may still try to do so anyway. Ideally, one of the Model ...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Trip back in time restoration summary of what it takes.

You've come a long way Ignacio.

I spent a lot of time reading your postings as I was getting my old girl running.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Steve posted on" what have you done in Janurary," about the same aftermarket thingamabob.
Neat!

Steve's looked like actual aftermarket items, whereas mine looked homemade.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 57
Views: 3015

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

I'm replacing my front spring, perches, bushings, etc.

My car also had the same perch brace thingamabobs that Steve's car had, although Steve's looked like an actual aftermarket item. Mine looked homemade.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Running poorly.

Ross will do a "freshen up" on your engine instead of a total rebuild. He'll do valves and aluminum pistons and will check all the bearings and other components.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

A casualty of the current spring/perch/spindle project was these thingamabobs. IMG_8046.jpg I assume they were some kind of safety device to hold the radius rods in place in case they broke loose. I tried to remove them without damaging them in case someone wanted to use them, but the fasteners woul...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 35
Views: 3077

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Sad to hear but I understand.

We're a decade out of sync...another 8-10 years and I'll most likely be retired, with a pile of $, looking for something to do.
by RustyFords
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another New Guy Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Another New Guy Intro

That's a nice looking old girl. I like the color scheme.
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversion Chart for Car Ads
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Conversion Chart for Car Ads

Kenny Edmondson wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:59 am
This list is older. “Ran When Parked” isn’t on there.
Every time we see a dead animal on the side of the road, I say "running when parked" to my teenage kids.

They laughed like crazy the first couple times. Now they just roll their eyes. :roll:
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OIL IS CHEAP
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: OIL IS CHEAP

Back when I was teaching high school chemistry in a suburb north of Houston....back when Royal Purple was still a family owned company, the owner’s son was a student of mine. He arranged for his classmates and me to take a very comprehensive tour of their facility. We even got to see the R&D lab and...
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:53 pm
Ya, but she still has a great smile!
🙂
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

She’s looking a bit forlorn without a front suspension.
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low pedal sticking.
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Low pedal sticking.

Since you replaced the notch and cam, the most likely cause of the problem is the adjustment is too low. Try adjusting about 1/2 turn and see if it helps. If not turn another 1/2 turn. The best location for the low speed clutch to make connection is between 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch above the floorboar...
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

Back to the top....still looking for these.
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

AdminJeff wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:27 am
I thought you wanted doors! My mistake. Sorry.

No worries....thanks for the response.
by RustyFords
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low pedal sticking.
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Low pedal sticking.

Good addendum/information from Norman.

I should add to my comment as well...when my new bands were installed, I also installed a new clutch spring and a new cam and notch. So, I was confident that my sticking low pedal wasn't due to deficiencies with any of those items.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low pedal sticking.
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Low pedal sticking.

Mine was doing that too....right after new bands were installed.

I made the adjustment that Scott suggested above and now it's fine.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 833

Re: Where to start?

I'm not a fan of hacks unless they're sporting actual vintage hack bodies from back in the day. This doesn't appear to be the case with this one.

Touring cars are a lot of fun and perfect for putting around with the family and enjoying the sunshine.

I'd go with the Touring.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I bought John Mays' trailer about a month ago and carved out a patch of forest to build a shed for it. It's an aluminum car-hauler with a wind-dam....perfect for a Model T. The fenders are removable, it has a winch, plus retractable d-hooks built into the floor and four really nifty heavy-duty tie d...
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Yes we are Dallas.

These are some filthy, greasy repairs, but both cars were a few big jolts away from some serious unpleasantness I'm afraid.

They'll both be much better off and much more solid after all this.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: new guy intro

Welcome Cory. I messed around with all sorts of old cars for 30 years and only a few years ago finally bought my first Model T.

I've enjoyed it more than all the others combined.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Keep up the good work.

The tin-oh-see man has helped me quite a bit as well.
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Not many miles left before what could become a bad accident. Very good that you're doing this. New perches are nearly indistinguishable from originals and are worth the expense.
Yeah...I knew I was pushing my luck. I didn’t realize how far I’d pushed it. Yikes
by RustyFords
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I jumped in and pulled the axle last night. IMG_8055.jpg One of the shackles was not cooperating so I was forced to persuade it. IMG_8049.jpg I expected the perches to be bad....but wow! 59993987110__F0C6D6FE-C3EC-4DAA-89B4-BAA6978A86E1.JPG The spring set had an extra leaf added. That, combined with...
by RustyFords
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

Take a look at all the pics in my barnfind post where I put the pics on Flickr. I got several doors in that haul. They are all still here. https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6593&p=49557&hilit=Flickr#p49557 Jeff Thanks Jeff. I didn’t see any door panels or kick panels in any of the ph...
by RustyFords
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

Still looking for a set if anyone has them.
by RustyFords
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

No problem. Thanks for the reply.
by RustyFords
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Start There - Finish Here
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Start There - Finish Here

My goodness that's pretty work.

Something that was well on it's way to the scrap pile....being made whole again. Gotta love it.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

They must have installed the starter while the engine wasn’t in the car. That would’ve probably made room to angle it in.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got this today.
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Got this today.

William....can you measure the diameter of that opening for me?

I'm trying to find a way to mount a large clock in my dashboard and one of these might be the answer.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: WTB - Used Door and Kick Panels.

SurveyKing wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Hi, I just removed my old ones from my 24 Touring. Let me know if you are interested.
Hi Daniel....yes I'm interested.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 12
Views: 439

WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.

Looking for used/weathered door and kick panels for my weathered car. If you’re replacing yours, I’d like to re-use your old ones in my car. Or if you’ve been considering doing it, now’s the time to do do...I’ll help you defray some of the cost by buying your old set. My car is a 24 Touring. I’m not...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 model t touring head light reflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: 23 model t touring head light reflectors

An object lesson. The left reflector is an original silvered one in tolerable shape. The right reflector is one of the aluminum coated ones from Lang's. It's a world of difference, and I'll know in a few days how much difference it'll make. And of course, check that you have good grounds. IMG_7363....
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Running poorly.

Rustyford may be on to something. All Model T’s are not exactly the same as far as carb settings are concerned. 1 1/4 carb turns may or may not be good for your T. Maybe bad gas or the carb has some issues? Could it be the choke is partially closed? Good luck. Something I’ve been meaning to check o...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 56
Views: 1993

Re: Running poorly.

Try shorting out each plug while the engine is running to see if one particular cylinder is misfiring. Get a long, rubber/plastic handled screwdriver and touch the end to the top of the plug and part of the metal shaft to a head bolt nearby. Be sure to keep your hand on the rubber/plastic or you’ll ...
by RustyFords
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I procrastinated on starting the front spring project so I could drive the car today. It looked like the last decent weather day for a while. I was at the end of a 20 minute drive when the car started running rough. I limped it home and shorted out each plug until I discovered #2 not firing. I switc...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: Chickasha 2020 Pre-War Swap Meet Pizza Party

Neat!

I’ve purchased things from two of y’all, but have never introduced myself. Looking forward to doing so.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:08 pm
Rub it in Don ! Not to worry, it will be gone by the weekend.
Yeah well ...talk to me again in August when it’s roughly the same temperature and humidity as a dog’s mouth.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Nice

Looks a bit different than the Houston area today.
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 986

Re: Questions from a newbie

Welcome to the forum Danny. This is the right place to be for technical knowledge.

As others have said, we'd love to see some photos.
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 35
Views: 1716

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

My goodness....glad you found it on your own terms. That's pretty rough looking stuff. The parts chassis that I bought kind of looks like that. It reminded me that these cars were just tools in the past and were patched together however possible so they could be put back to work. And you're right, t...
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Donnie (aka "dobro")....I wanted to say "thank you" again for the beautiful tall radiator shell. The patina is a super match for my car. I know they're getting pretty scarce in this condition and I appreciate you parting with it...especially at such a good price. It's given my T its proper face back.
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Man oh man have I ever had a blast driving this little car all over my local area. However...it's time to take it out of commission for a while and perform a list of tasks that need to be taken care of. They will be the following: - Replace front spring assembly - Replace front spindles and steering...
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Not yet....but I have 4 liter bottle of Pentane, in my running board suitcase, that is beyond its certification date and therefore can't be used for ASTM tests in the refinery labs that I deal with.

The octane will be a bit lower than regular gasoline, but I'm 99% sure it'll work.
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Day after Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: The Day after Christmas

Same to you and yours Darel.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Luke...Scott is correct. Operating as it should, the US should behave like 50 small countries. Unfortunately, we have to fight the creep of Federal power constantly. In Texas, we remain relatively free however, regarding old cars. Antique vehicles over a certain age (I think it’s 25 years) are exemp...
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here you go George. I’m missing the vertical wood slats but I think it’s otherwise pretty complete.

One thing on my car that I believe is a modification made to the car back in the day is the 26-27 style top pivots. I have an earlier set that I’ll probably install.
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

This magnet came with a bunch of misc stuff I bought from the widow of a guy who had a bunch of super nice hotrods.

I modified it to reflect my approach to my old cars these days.
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sara's Grandfather's 1915 Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Sara's Grandfather's 1915 Model T

Very nice....congratulations!
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Can you show the original of this?

I’ve had great success with William Bender when it comes to finding OEM versions of little bits like this. It’s been a big help as I’ve obsessively tried to avoid new/repro/shiny bits on my 24 Touring. I've bought small piles of genuine Ford fasteners (including a steering wheel nut, windshield wing...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Can you show the original of this?

DanTreace wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Two versions, the '23-'25 are stamped flat looking. The '26-'27 pronounced hump at the junction.
Interesting.

I've got one of each on my soon-to-be-installed top bows.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Can you show the original of this?

Pretty sure this one is.

If it is....then the answer to your question is....not even close.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: any one know that place with a bunch of model Ts?

It's on my bucket list....hopefully before Johnny becomes acquainted with his bucket (many years from now I hope).

I wonder if he has a plan for all the wondrous things after he's gone.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Remove Hogshead

In all seriousness, it’s all about the weight of the @#*! thing and access.

Using an engine hoist would help with the weight. Access in my 24 Touring is poor at best. I can see how a 26/27 open car would be better.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1559

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

Very nice.

I’m hoping to have something similar soon.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Remove Hogshead

wayne sheldon wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Hey Don A ! So, who has been beating you with a stick?
😊
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Remove Hogshead

I’d try Dan’s silicone suggestion first.
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Remove Hogshead

ChuckLebeda wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Just wondering how hard it would be to do a good job?
Hard.

I’d rather have someone beat me with a stick.

Ask me how I know.
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

As I was pulling into the driveway today, after a quick lap around the neighborhood, I noticed an Exxon Valdez level oil gusher coming from the engine. Yikes. A quick inspection revealed that 3 of the 4 bendix cover screws were gone. Again...yikes. Fortunately, there was still plenty of oil in the e...
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket board save
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: Gasket board save

It's beautiful Tim. Nice save.
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 2648

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

I did not know Howard but it sounds like he was one of the good guys. The downside of being a member of my generation (I'm 50) is that we seem to be bringing up the rear of the various old car hobby groups (with the exception of the muscle cars and a few others). The rear guard has to watch, with sa...
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To All Of You and Yours...,
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: To All Of You and Yours...,

Those are very kind, empathetic wishes Hank.

Blessings to you and yours.
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 329
Views: 19371

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

:!: :shock: :o :shock: Love it ! It was fun....something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. . So did you reply to their *agog* look, with: "What?" That would’ve been the perfect reply. . There’s a Whataburger a little further down the road. That’s my next target. It’ll have something I actually w...