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by RustyFords
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License and registration please.
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: License and registration please.

Most of those front end collisions shown have the plate glass windshields broken...probably from the heads of the occupants. My great-grandfather was killed in 1934 in a minor fender bender in his Model A coupe. The plate glass shattered and severed an artery in his neck. He bled out in front of the...
by RustyFords
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

I commented on YouTube, after your last video, that you didn't check the magneto gap. You acknowledged the comment so I was looking forward to seeing you check it on this video. You didn't, at least not that I could see. (Maybe I missed it...or maybe you didn't show it). So...here's hoping you just ...
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1470

Re: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021

I plan on being there...and have two spaces in the south barn
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

I had it made at my local glass shop for a fraction of the price of buying from Mac's and having it shipped.

All they needed was my old glass for a pattern. My lower glass was missing so I left the frame with them...no problem.
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Dressing the period part

How do you wait for the weather to warm up in Houston? Normally it is so damn hot and damp I do not understand how anyone could live there. Hopefully tonite I can go for a drive in the snow and make some donuts. :D It was 28 degrees last night. Daytime temps tend to be between 40 and 60ish during t...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Dressing the period part

Don, you can buy feed sack by the yard. https://www.etsy.com/listing/687250376/1930s-reproduction-farm-girl-vintage-by?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_d-craft_supplies_and_tools-fabric_and_notions-fabric&utm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQiA9P__BRC0ARIsAEZ6irjn1e88KFG72VMq...
by RustyFords
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 981

Re: Dressing the period part

Since my car is a Great Depression/WW2 special, I've been looking for clothing that would fit that period. I'm trying to recreate the look of the man who'd be driving a thoroughly used T in the late 1930's....not necessarily the farmer look, but rather the common man, with clean but worn clothes, tr...
by RustyFords
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1370

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

Close. Everclear is as far as you can get with distillation to get the water out. That's is about 190 proof or approximately 90% alcohol. It forms a low-boiling azeotrope. The last 10% of water can only be removed by chemical means. True. I sell a true 200 Proof, non-denatured ethanol to my industr...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1370

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

One of my refinery customers had me come pick several 4 liter bottles of expired Pentane a while back. I figured what the heck, it's a long chain hydrocarbon, why not run it in the T. I did. I mixed in about a liter with each full tank. The T didn't notice a difference. And, for what it's worth, 99%...
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So I ordered from Lang's
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: So I ordered from Lang's

This is why I go out of my way to shop with small, privately owned businesses. They tend to behaive this way.

I've had nothing but excellent experiences with the Lang business/family.
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Did all ts have generators?

Do I have to spin it really fast? My 24 has a generator and starter but it will start with the hand crank on mag....I just have to spin it like a clock....probably because the mag isn't in tip-top shape. Before anyone scolds me....yes, I know spinning it like that is a recipe for disaster. It's jus...
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 1414

Re: Kevin Prus is home recovering from the virus

Get well soon Kevin.

I appreciate you transporting the top bows to Chickasha for me a couple years ago.
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JB Weld or Bondo
Replies: 20
Views: 1232

Re: JB Weld or Bondo

Optional 'Fender Delete' package.
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generating some fun
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Generating some fun

On my 2021 to-do list, is to make a table/stand for the beautiful 1940's era vintage Craftsman drill press (that my dad passed on to me), out of the spare 1925 T frame that's laying on my back acre. At first glance the frame looks ok, but a closer inspection reveals that it was horribly hacked at so...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed

kelly mt wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:51 pm
This is my 25 TT.IMG_4292crop.jpg
I like the two "supervisors" bringing up the rear. :)
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generating some fun
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Generating some fun

Nice! Looks like something my dad would concoct.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Walker radiator

Sad. They’ve been right next door to a very iconic building that whole time.
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

TRDxB2 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:05 pm
RustyFords wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Your definition of sexy and mine are somewhat different. :D
I agree it all depends on what body its on :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

Your definition of sexy and mine are somewhat different. :D
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: Drill Bit Quality

I bought a Drill Doctor second hand at an estate sale.

It's one of the most useful tools in my shop.
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1085

Re: Drill Bit Quality

I remember the boys complaining to me that it was "all girls" in that class, but frankly, it was that way for me too in the '50's, and I never considered it a problem! ;) I figured out, going into my Junior year of high school, that being in a class of all girls was a really, really good thing. Hav...
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 103
Views: 9772

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Call me crazy (not literally Ignacio ;) ) but I think very old items like this have a living element of some sort in them.

And...watching them get saved and revived like this is, I believe, a very honorable thing.

You're making great progress...keep it up!
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1392

Re: T race car

So cool.

This is exactly how I'd want a speedster to look if I ever had one.
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

You really learn your car Don if you drive in the country with no streetlights. You have no visual for throttle and timing. Just the sound and feel of the engine and how much of each to make it happy. Knowing the roads your on is a plus. The lights are easy to outrun. A nice slow drive on a starlig...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Yesss! Oh so freaky, yet so very pleasing are night drives! Thanks Don! Nice video Don. Nothing like a night drive in an open Ford. Thanks Duane and Ryan. It is fun...quite different than the same drive in the daytime. The headlights are fairly useless...it's almost like they're more for people to ...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I was looking at the photo you posted of the rear spring. I suggest you turn around the oiler from it's current position, or you won't be able to open it when installed. I use the factory service book for clues on that kind of stuff, to be able to get things right. Thanks Larry. I found that out th...
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Now that I have headlights, a tail light and a stop light, I figured it was time for a night drive.

Here's a video:
.

https://youtu.be/5OurQZMlkHQ
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What day is Today - Did we forget?
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: What day is Today - Did we forget?

My grandfather's best friend, PJ McMurtry, was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a big fan of high school football and came to all my practices and games in the 1980's. He and I attended the same high school, nearly 50 years apart. He refused to buy Japanese cars for decades. Then, one Saturday in 198...
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How well will a carport protect our Ts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1083

Re: How well will a carport protect our Ts?

I've had no choice lately but to put my 66 F100 under a carport type structure, except it's closed on the sides and open on the ends. It's not ideal and does allow moisture to gather, especially in the Houston humidity. I take it out once a week, run it up to operating temperature, clean it off and ...
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: Can’t stop now!

Kaiser wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:39 am
Welcome Bradley, you've come to the right support group :lol:
I don't think I'd refer to this as a support group for his illness.

More like a group of enablers. ;)
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: points and condenser

FWIW....I have no opinion on the whole distributor vs wooden coil thing. It’s not like you need my approval but do what you want with your car. The object is to have fun...right?
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: points and condenser

Folks abandoned or still abandon the original Model T ignition system out of frustration and convenience in my view. The tools necessary to properly adjust coil points were scarce, expensive and elusive to master discouraging to the DIYer. The alternative was the periodic expense and inconvenience ...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: points and condenser

The Model T buzz coils are certainly antiquated, however.... In my relatively short time driving a T, I've had a wooden coil go south on me one time. The thing was running fine, then it was running like stink. I found a parking lot, and did the whole "short out one cylinder at a time" trick. That im...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

Neat car. Aluminun body? Not to rain on your parade but, that first wheel (on the front) that you had some close-up shots of....it almost certainly has at least two compromised spokes that I could see. The pretty red paint is just masking what could potentially be a very dangerous situation once the...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: John Tannehill ???

Good to hear. I've had a few nice, long phone conversations with him as I ressurected my old heap.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

Building on what Mr. Loftfield wrote, I am neverendingly amazed by people who live lives they dislike, never thinking to change them and live the life they want. I purposely chased down and bought my T to drive backroads. I purposely LEFT where I spent the first 37 years of my life to escape the fr...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 2293

Re: A period looking shop.

That looks great Dallas.

I like the rammed-earth tire thing. It's something I've been watching the guys at Earthship Biotecture do for several years now.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1531

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

My grandparents went through the Depression with a house full of kids and were the penny pinching-ist people I ever knew. Therefore, growing up in the 70's with them on trips, we NEVER did something as crazy as stopping and paying for food at an eating establishment. We always ate at roadside parks ...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: Running without coolant?

You were definitely pushing it George. There's a lot of difference between running a fresh engine sitting still for 60 seconds and driving around (putting a load on the engine) with one for 2-3 minutes. That's not something I would ever do. That's cool that your fix has lasted this long though.....T...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: Running without coolant?

Built many engines over the years and have assisted on more than I can remember. Each and every one of them were run briefly without coolant...no more than a minute or so.

It's never caused an iota of damage, nor will it ever.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

I could read this an unlimited number of times and love it as much each time.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 963

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

Model T's are alive. As a chemist, this statement flies in the face of all logic and reason and any training I've ever received....however, they're alive. Driving my own around frequently for over a year has shown me this beyond any doubt. That having been said, your Model T is obviously showing you...
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1379

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

Not something the average bear can get....but....I like ultrapure (99%+) pentane.

It'll pull just about any grease or oil off of a metal part...very, very quickly.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 1140

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

It looks super Andrew....congrats on a really nice job.

This is my favorite look for a Model T....as John Mays says, "it has its work clothes on".

Here's my 24 Touring dressed in that same kind of attire. :)
.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Our 2 wheel friends
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Our 2 wheel friends

There are a few things I'd buy and hoard in a warehouse if I had a time machine. One of them would be vintage signs, another would be vintage Harley's and Harley parts. The difference between the low/no value these had back in the day and the absolutely shocking prices now is well....shocking. There...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 1059

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

If the seller is promoting the engine/trans as recently rebuilt, ask to see the itemized receipts from the rebuilder. When Ross Lilleker refreshed my engine, he provided an itemized receipt that spelled out everything he did. Were I to ever sell the car, I'd use this as a selling point and would be ...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jay Leno video about the Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Jay Leno video about the Model T

John Codman wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:14 am
I noticed that both the museum's and Jay's 1925 Ts had the later balloon tires and wheels. I guess that they liked the softer ride.
Wouldn't doubt it.

I'm glad my 24 was switched to balloon tires back in the day.
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jay Leno video about the Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Jay Leno video about the Model T

Jay had a feature video about his 25 T posted for a few years then he took it down.

I've asked in the comments section for him to repost it or make a new one, to no avail.
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Radiator drain petcock

Sometimes, even the new petcocks (either style) require some lapping to make them seal.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Traded in my T

That's cool Ryan....I love it.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Traded in my T

Norman, back in the 50's and 60's, my Uncle, Ben Pierceall owned a salvage yard in Quincy Illinois that specialized in T's and A's. I don't suppose that's who you are referring to? I too have an itch to buy an A. But don't have room for two at this time. Me too...I want a 28/29 rumble seat coupe......
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 Drive Shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: 25 Drive Shaft

GG Gregory wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:58 am
Except I don’t have the parts book and I like using the Forum for what it’s intended, thanks for the help
Seems to me the answer was right in front of you....on the forum.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Re: Traded in my T

Cool....now you have those new-fangled 4-wheel brakes, which means you can run right up to an intersection and stop on a dime!
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

My guess is that someone who is inclined to study numbers and geeks out on mathematica could take available data from the 1928 through WW2 if it exists, and plot a curve and come up with an educated guess. For what purpose? Who knows. Unless you're in the Model T parts business, it seems like it wou...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1298

Re: Alchohol?

Denatured alcohol is typical denatured with methanol....so it'd be pretty nasty for a pet as well. Maybe not as quickly harmful...but not good at all. You're correct about the sweet part though. They may not find it to be as appealing. My solution has always been to make sure my cooling system has a...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Norman Kling wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:52 am
What is the purpose of the lift? Why not just leave it parked on the floor?
I have other old cars.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Model T on a 2-post lift

Is it practical, advisable or even possible to place a Model T on a 2-post lift?
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: Prices going down ?

rickd wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:37 pm
...We collect old Fords because we love them. Don't forget that.
Well said Rick.

(and oh yeah...I spent a year at the lovely Air Force resort that yall have there....this south Texas boy was in shock at the weather)
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1828

Re: Prices going down ?

I drive my T a lot...and it gets attention just about every time I stop somewhere. Believe it or not, it's mostly guys my age (51) and younger who come up to me and ask serious questions about the car and about Model T's in general. A lot of them say they'd really like to own something like this and...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T vs Nevada Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Model T vs Nevada Heat

My engine was refreshed last year and a new Berg's radiator added to the mix.

I've driven it in the peak of the Houston heat and it handled it just fine. I know the Nevada heat is a bit more intense and more dry, but my experience in 105 degree Texas heat, sitting at stoplights, etc is noteworthy.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: electric fuel cut off

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Nice Don!!!!!
Thanks Hank.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: electric fuel cut off

I concocted a remote shutoff as well. Obviously not a stock item, but it goes very nicely with my weathered T. And, strangely enough, to the "unwashed masses" who see the car out in the wild at a gas station, etc, it's asked about a lot....probably only second to the crank handle and whether or not ...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: Burlap sack seats?

I LOVE the leather seat idea and it was free...looks great... Thank you. I searched Facebook Marketplace for a suitable couch...a plain one that had vast expanses of flat leather. It took a few weeks but I finally found a couch and loveseat pair that a lady was asking $400 for. I know that people d...
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: Burlap sack seats?

I cut up an old leather couch for my seats. It turned out really nice and the couch was free.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

Two separate
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

The year of my T is in my signature line (24) and it does have a late 24 engine
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 627

WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

Looking for an original carb heat pipe. Doesn't have to be super nice....just solid.

I bought a repro and it's a sad immitation of an original.

Text me at Two81-787-Eight418

or email at rustyfords@gmail.com
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

I find that if I turn off the key with the engine revving a bit and the timing somewhat retarded, I get free starts more often. Also...I added this little remote fuel shutoff valve so I don't have to climb under the car. I removed the shutoff at the carb because it was so hard to turn and had a cons...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1264

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

I know it's after-the-fact and you've removed it already but for those wanting another suggestion..... I heated my tie-rod end with a propane torch (not cherry red or anything....just put some heat into it) then dunked the whole end into a coffee can filled with a mixture of 50% acetone and 50% tran...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Color Tour

That looks like a blast. We don't get color like that here in Houston.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Snow in October in Montana

Neat........
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

If we have any part of us protruding from the car, the law can impose a fine. The only exception is when giving a recognised hand signal. I gather that is not the case there. Allan from down under. Wow....that's rough. I don't think I'd own old cars if I couldn't occasionally hang my arm out the do...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in a Disney cartoon
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Model T in a Disney cartoon

He's obviously taken over driving duties from Goofy after that unfortunate travel trailer incident.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

...As for the "Deliver to Ford" printed on a floorboard? It is quite likely that many of the floorboards in many of the years were uniform of fit enough that the floorboards for a given run of bodies would be bundled for shipment alongside the bodies, and the top floorboard would be so labeled. Tha...
by RustyFords
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Most likely our last tour

I was at the Conroe Swap Meet on Friday when the front blew in. There must’ve been some microbursts because the winds seemed to be well in excess of 50mph. It destroyed a bunch of the portable tents and sent sheet metal parts flying. I and several other guys had to use all our strength to hold down ...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1356

Re: Another newbie No Start

Whether it's a lawnmower, Model T or muscle car....its gotta have F.A.S.T.: Fuel, Air (compression), Spark and Timing. Go through them one by one and the problem will present itself to you. Fuel: Starter fluid is a shortcut. Give it a huff, then try to start it. If it kicks off, you've found the iss...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 192
Views: 19503

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Mopar_man wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Seems like I'm going to have to chuck up the shaft bolt in my drill press and sand it dow a bit to fit. Di you have to do that to yours?
No....mine fit, out of the box.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

One of the neat things about T's is that they're so "horse-like" and have distinct personalities and preferences. My 24 Touring likes two or three revolutions of the engine with the ignition off and the choke pulled out. Then when I turn the ignition on and move the spark lever to a place where it c...
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Thank you everyone, for the insightful and thoughtful advice.

It is exactly what I was looking for as I decided what to do.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 192
Views: 19503

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

That ball-bearing pulley is a good piece....been using one on my car since I got it running.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1515

Re: My 1910 running again.

Congratulations Darel....I'm sure it's great to hear your old friend running again.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1896

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

I have to admit that the disc brake discussion captivates me every time it comes up. I'm torn. I drive a Model T to purposefully NOT be in a modern car and I want to be forced to operate the machine as it was (wooden coils, antiquated brakes and headlights, etc). But, and it's a big but, I drive the...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

That's a great story and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

And that big truck....wow. I spent many, many hours on the back of a duece and a half, but that was a modern one with pnuematic tires. I can imagine how rough the ride was on that beast with the solid rubber tires!
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

StanHowe wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:13 pm
.....But then I'm not the absolute expert authority like some people.
;)
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1896

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

...... Thank you for turning this traumatic time into a teaching point for us old timers and newbys alike... yes....well said. It can't be easy to post on here saying 'look at the not-so-cool thing I did', but it is very instructive, especially to those of us who've not been at this Model T driving...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1927

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Although I have no hard proof of it, several factors point strongly to my 24 Touring being used during WW2 on a west Texas cotton farm.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1896

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

So glad yall are ok. The fact that the car is essentially ok is a bonus.

I was considering a Warford, but this introduces some serious doubt about doing so.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

As my T build nears completion, I'm already thinking of ways to improve it in a few years. I'm thinking about adding a Ruckstell. However, I live in a place with few hills of any consequence. So....my question, other than hills and an ultra-low gear for parades, what are the reasons for having a Ruc...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

I pulled and reinstalled engines from my 24 Touring without removing the firewall or loosening the steering column. You have to sort of twist the engine while it's coming out (and in) so that the pedals go around the steering column. I did it by myself and it was do-able but difficult....but it woul...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building Anastasia - a "1910" Ford Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Building Anastasia - a "1910" Ford Touring

Very cool.

I'll be following along.
by RustyFords
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to forum & Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: New to forum & Model T

Welcome! I was new to T's four years ago at this time. All of the above info is great. I'll add this....I've come to discover that, once the car has been properly revived and is running, my "job" is to be a constant observer and adjuster of lubrication on my T. Many of the issues I've seen with othe...
by RustyFords
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: Model T Registry ?

I doubt that there will be one. Getting the information would take the cooperation of many governments, organizations, companies, etc., and would be a huge task. True. I run the 54 Ford Club with roughly 600 cars registered. It's a task that is right on the edge of what I can handle. I can only ima...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Thank Don! :idea: Now I want a touring !
What’s one more?!!!

They’re small, and you’ve got the room! 😉
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Nearing completion. Just need the top and a little more interior work.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Irons Restorable?
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: Are These Irons Restorable?

Rich Eagle wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:22 pm
We should all be so lucky Don. Patina is hard to come by sometimes.
Rich
Dave was very kind, and probably let these go for less than he could've gotten elsewhere. They have some gorgeous old repairs and general patina that only come with time and cannot be duplicated.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Irons Restorable?
Replies: 23
Views: 1202

Re: Are These Irons Restorable?

After trying several times to repair a bad set, I gave up and spent a decent amount for a set that Dave Hanson's dad put away many decades ago.

They have some minor (but very nicely done) repairs that look to be more than 50 years old and have a gorgeous patina that matches my car perfectly.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!

Back when Pate was out in the country, I'd sleep in my Toyota pickup bed in the big field parking lot across the highway. There were other people in proper campers and I'd find a place to put my Toyota in amongst them...and let them know I was there. Foam mat like Steve and a blanket/pillow and I wa...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1672

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Ignacio....there's a guy who sometimes comes to the Niftee 50's car meets in The Woodlands who's a pinstriper. I've even seen him pinstriping cars right there during the meet if the weather's right.
by RustyFords
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 1012

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Congrats George!

I'm no electrical wizard by any stretch of the imagination, but a multimeter is a super handy thing to have around. I watched a few youtube videos on how to fully take advantage of the basic functions of a multimeter and learned quite a bit.