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by RustyFords
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here’s how I’m storing my emergency gasoline and oil. John Mays gave me this gorgeous old wooden box when he sold his home. It’s being held in place by a cut-down running board rack and a bunch of rolled up burlap sacks. The rack was with the car when it was pulled from the hay shed, so I wanted to ...
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I love where I live!
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: I love where I live!

That's really cool Dallas....mark me down as officially jealous. ;)
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 29
Views: 1404

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

That's a shame. I spoke to him on the phone one time. I love motorcycles, but will not ride them because of this very thing. I had to lay down a two week old Harley 883 when I was in the military for this reason. A few days ago, the guy who was considered the local expert on motorcycle safety was ki...
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: An old Ford

Interesting radiator cap ornament.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: An old Ford

Original Smith wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:44 am
Even the Ford dealer couldn't get the year correct!
And only 24 years after the car was made.

Heck....they probably still had Model T parts in their parts department.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: An old Ford

The old girl's in good shape. Probably wearing original paint.

I'd love to have it as is.

However....it's a high cowl car. And, it has the metal trim piece under the radiator. So....not a 22....maybe late 24 or 25?
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

ivaldes1 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:52 pm
I've decided to wear it to church.
As a hat? A ring? A necklace?

Please elaborate.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small town dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Small town dealer

Still horse manure on the street.....a time of transition.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: M F Ford Truck ????????????????
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: M F Ford Truck ????????????????

Neat

Looks like a full resto would be in order and a lot of woodwork but it also appears that the impossible to find bits are there.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

Rocky Mountain Brakes are on the “to-do” list...just not in the budget yet. 😉
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the f...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

DHort wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:18 pm
...........No problem stopping with the cars in front of me, at least the ones that know how to drive.
That really narrows down the number
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

I agree with you Don. I have more issues backing up. The bows are so high I do not see that little car parked behind me. No problem stopping with the cars in front of me, at least the ones that know how to drive. Yeah...I can see that. I haven't had top bows on my car since I revived it. As I get c...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

Ok...that statement may cause some eyebrows to be raised, but bear with me.... In my build thread (see link below), I talked about how I wasn't adjusting the brake band properly, this was causing the brake to be pretty mushy and insufficient. I drove the car like this for a while and, sadly, got kin...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

A small bit of novice learning for me recently....total rookie mistake. :oops: My transmission drums were turned by Ross Lilleker. He also installed the kevlar bands that I'm using. So...everything was/is in good shape. Ross told me that the bands would need a bit of adjustment after I drove it for ...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Splitrim
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Splitrim

These are the instructions that I used when I mounted my new tires last year and it went very well....almost enjoyable dare I say.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe up & Running. Thanks Dan Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: 1924 Coupe up & Running. Thanks Dan Hatch

Very nice. Congrats on getting it running.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Walter Higgins wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:04 pm
RustyFords wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Summit Auto Racing usually has them for around $99 apiece. Free shipping on orders over $100.
When is the last time you've known that to work?
A few months ago.
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Summit Auto Racing usually has them for around $99 apiece. Free shipping on orders over $100.
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool old TT with a neat story....
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Cool old TT with a neat story....

That is neat. I bet there’s still a few folks around who rode to school in it as kids.
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 46
Views: 1308

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Welcome Lisa. I’m three years into Model T ownership and chose to buy a completely worn out car with the intention of going through it to learn about it. I did just that but it’s probably not the best choice for everyone. For people less crazy than me, I recommend buying the best running car you can...
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 73
Views: 4685

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Incremental progress...it all adds up.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Oh No !

It's beautiful Dallas. Grand old trees fascinate me.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: BE A BEACON FOR MODEL T's

Exposure and education is the key. Park Your T outside at least one day a week or so that people driving by can see it and know Henry's car is on the road alive and well. not just in museums. it will help generate interest. Take it to the local fast food or walmart and just sit in the parking lot f...
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

There's a small handful of books and articles I read over and over. This is one of them.

It's sublime.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

One of the neat things I see on a regular basis is the "knock engine room" at the big Valero refinery in Houston. I'm oversimplifying but essentially it's an internal combustion engine with a head that can be raised or lowered thereby changing the size of the combustion chamber and the compression r...
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Oh No !

I want to know more about that magnificent tree.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Oh No !

I figured you must've done a wicked burnout in the T and it caught the boxes in the bed on fire.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: replacing touring top

I'll be tackling this soon myself.

There's a lot of great information and advice on this thread.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 MTFCA Scholarships Awarded
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: 2020 MTFCA Scholarships Awarded

Nice to see.

Congratulations to these young people!
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How precise do running board brackets need to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: How precise do running board brackets need to be?

I have a complete set attached to the skeleton of a 25 frame if you want some more....free to a good home.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 73
Views: 4685

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Nice chatting with you on the phone the other day.

You're turning into quite the T guru! ;)
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: So why so little interest?

Don’t have a degree in economics but looked up what the GDP numbers are but I have to disagree with what Rusty Ford said. Looks to me like it is 32% decrease. Here is the government’s web site. I maybe wrong in this case but when someone says something about media bias I try to check the source. Li...
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Nothing cooler than a build thread. I’m glad you’re posting it Ryan...looking forward to following along.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: So why so little interest?

If it sold and had 1700 views, I'd say interest is pretty decent. Texas turned in record sales for the month of July (even compared to last year) based on tax receipts. My business would be having a great month if I could get my hands on any disposable gloves suitable for refinery use. The glove man...
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, I'd drill a small hole at the end of that crack. It may well stop it getting any worse. If the crack stops there, there may be no need for any further repairs. On Henrietta, the rear mudguards were mounted under the tray with a bolt through the outside bead only. This allowed them to wobble an...
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

The driver’s side fender/splash apron support bracket was missing and the sheet metal in that area was beat up pretty bad. A forum member kindly donated an OEM bracket and I installed it this morning. I’m going to come up with a support patch for the sheet metal that looks 75 years old, but for now ...
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ross Lilleker's Mailbox
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Ross Lilleker's Mailbox

That’s awesome Hank
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ross Lilleker's Mailbox
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Ross Lilleker's Mailbox

It is cool.

I consider myself fortunate to be about an hour’s drive from his shop.
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts

When working with any of the cotter pinned nuts on my T, it typically demands a small blood sacrifice...usually from one of my fingers.

After that, it’s happy to oblige.
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here's a couple shots of the T's current state. The focus right now is wood and interior coverings. A little interesting tidbit: When I started running this freshened-up engine, I installed one of those accessory transmission screens with the little magnet. Then about a month ago, I removed it to cl...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1108

Re: Safest way to haul a coupe on an open trailer

The rolls of plastic for wraping skids about 20 inches wide works well. You can wrap the top and all glass. Keeps the doors shut also. I used this method to bring home a wood cab. Floorboards and hood will need removed or fastened going at highway speed. You can get plastic wraping at walmart. I us...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another One is Back on the Road
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Another One is Back on the Road

Congrats Richard. It's good to see another T returned to the road.
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps

Thanks Steve....for selling me two nice original pieces!
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low head wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Low head wanted.

I have one that you can have Ignacio.

Text me at Two81-787-eight418.
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheelies
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Wheelies

Professor Fate wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:17 am
A car based out of Maynard Massachusetts.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fK9PiRzoMnQ
The kid running alongside (at 7:30), doubled over in laughter is worth watching the whole video.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Is it a T?

Neat. My first thought is always...."is that thing sitting in an old barn somewhere?"
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color for my 1910 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Color for my 1910 Touring

Wow.

This level of coolness is exceeding my vocabulary's ability to provide a description.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why it takes so long
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Why it takes so long

Stan...I'm 51 and I plan on selling my interest in my oil refinery service company in about 5 - 7 years and I'm looking for something I can run out of my home shop. Something to keep me busy and make some spending money. Not sure if you'd be wanting to step away from things around that point. If you...
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why it takes so long
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Why it takes so long

I'm just running a lowly, standard NH on my equally lowly 24 Touring, but wow....I do enjoy looking at your handiwork Stan.

What you do is partly art.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I shouldn't as it's late but holy crap! I bet it's very comfortable already! Thanks to people like you and other good-scroungers (one of our Mark's!), I look for leather couches around here... I'll get you my pretty! Eh hem, leather. It is VERY cozy...so much so that I'm hesistant to mess with it m...
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheelies
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Wheelies

I recently donated an entire front axle/hubs/spring/perches/steering linkage/etc assembly to a group of guys who are reviving a clown wheelie car here in the Houston area. It was used in rodeos around here from the 1950's through 70's. The guy who's spearheading the effort was a teenager when he hel...
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

There was one that looked exactly like this for sale at the big Conroe, TX swap meet a few years ago. It had the same headlights and the same trunk.

The guy was putting around in it to drum up interest.
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps
Replies: 4
Views: 301

WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps

Looking for used armrest endcaps for my 24 Touring.

Pieces showing wear are fine...even preferable.

Text Two81-787-eight418 or email rustyfordsATgmailDOTcom
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Neat idea using old couch upholstery! Are you going to install any buttons? If you have enough material on the sides, you can put in some pleats to more closely match the factory look. The attached picture is my first attempt using a Cartouche kit that came with my 1924 cut-off touring when I bough...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

More upholstery work on the T....using the old leather couch that I scrounged, for the material. I ripped the factory couch seams in a place that I thought would sort of match the contours of the front seat bucket and then draped it over the area. It's just loosely laying there and there's a lot of ...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

They're both pretty cars.

Those big, more upscale cars from that era always draw such a stark contrast to the T's. They must've been impressive beasts to someone from the country who was used to seeing Model T's and the like.
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 2669

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I’ve daily driven old cars with no AC, here in the Houston area. And the summer heat here is as bad as anywhere I’ve ever lived and I lived in some of the world’s hottest and most humid places. It’s ok under the circumstances you’re describing where the drive is short and you don’t have to stop a lo...
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anime Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Anime Model T

Now, I am sure that many of you MTFCA users have seen T's in many movies old and new, even in Laurel & Hardy shorts and Mack Sennett comedies (though I am sure some of you will cringe at the sight of abused and destroyed Ts). This in itself is just a neat thing to see. And, one evening, I was doing...
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anime Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Anime Model T

George House wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:33 am
What’s an anime ?
It’s a specific type of animation. I think it originated in Japan, but it’s common now. I have teenagers in the house still and I’ve watched a couple of anime films with them. Artsy stuff...not my style, but I can see the appeal of it.
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Struggles At Low RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Struggles At Low RPM

My tried and true vacuum leak detection method is to spray something flammable around the possible vacuum leak areas. If you have a leak, it'll suck in the spray and make the engine rev up. Spraying flammable things on a hot engine is probably not the safest thing in the world so use caution and don...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

Neat....another thing I'm adding to my "must see" list.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Thanks Joshua and George.

I'm formulating a plan based on what yall have shown and described. This is all going to be covered up, so I'm thinking a hybrid approach might be best.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Some folks use grease cups with Zerks inside so they can use a grease gun. I haven't done that with the small cups because using them as designed is no problem for me. The giant u-joint cup is another story. Arthur Itis told me to put a Zerk in that one. :D I did the same thing. All of my grease cu...
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 4675

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

Every time I see one of these Model T saws, I immediately think of a blade sharpening business my dad used to patronize when I was a kid. The man who owned it was missing his legs and sat in a wheelchair. Behind the counter, he had a giant circular blade (more than 6' in diameter) mounted horizontal...
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3772

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Welcome to the forum!

Please make yourelf at home. There's lots of knowledge here. I've spent the last few years reviving a T and there's no way I'd be as far along as I am without the good folks here helping me.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Hub Wobble
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Fan Hub Wobble

I took the even lazier man's route and bought the modern version with the sealed bearing.

The new/clean aluminum look didn't really seem at home with my weathered car so I painted the exposed parts flat black.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Kevin Pharis wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 am
If you saw em off just behind the gear (band saw... not hack saw!), the axle stubs pushes right out. And this way there’s none of that “shoot outa there” paranoia😉
This is what I did in order to salvage some nice gears that were mated to bad axles.
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, The '23 touring I bought last year that was in pieces has that piece, I will go out in the barn & look in a little bit, do you have samples of the 4 armrest segments for the front & rear? I have the 4 metal end caps. The wood I have for this car is near perfect, I would like to get it duplicat...
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Truly an example of what owning a Model T or TT does to your mind and sense of humor. What a wonderful time. Rich So true. Owning and driving my T has been one of the best things I've ever done. I've always had interactions with folks in my newer old cars, but the T illicits more geniune smiles and...
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1917

Re: TT Racing.

Awesome!

The only thing missing from that story is me riding along and laughing until my belly hurt. :lol:
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 348

24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

I'm wrapping up replacing the rotten and/or missing wood in my 24 Touring and I've come to the vertical wood slats at the back of the rear "tub". These are the ones that the rear backrest seat spring will lay against. My question: how are they secured at the top and bottom? I see four holes down low...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 83
Views: 3772

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

I LOVE this thread.

Thanks for sharing Hank. No doubt about it...you’re changing their lives.
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

The driver's side rear fender on the 24 was sitting at a skewed angle...almost certainly a consequence of multiple things and people using it as a shelf or step back in the day. You can see the degree to which it was out of whack by how the fender mounting rod was sitting in the hole in the rear tub...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

I waited thirty years to buy my first T. Taking my time and enjoy the journey on the rear end rebuild. Three years ago, I did not know the difference between a muffler and carburetor. I had to keep reminding myself that clockwise was tighten and counter-clockwise loosen. It took me a long time to s...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Gorgeous stuff Adrian.

I'm in awe of those who can make wood do things like this.
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1205

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

I went to those early pasture Pate swap meets. Around 30+ years ago at the very least. Me too John. Those were great meets. Used to walk half of it one day, then sleep in the bed of my pickup in the parking field across the highway and walk the second half the second day. As for the screened-in TT....
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

When I read other's questions, I tend to ask myself, "What would I do if this were mine?" In this case, if the condition of the rear end was unknown and I planned on driving it, it would get torn down to check the bearnings and thrust washers. With this approach, the condition of the current lubrica...
by RustyFords
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard Shift Into High Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Hard Shift Into High Gear

It took me a while to figure out mine. When Ross Lilleker freshened up my transmission, he installed modern clutches and I've heard they can take some getting used to. I found (through trial and error and the advice I got here) that matching the engine and transmission speeds is an important factor ...
by RustyFords
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks in my Turtledeck
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Cracks in my Turtledeck

I know yours is a preservation car. They're often harder to fix than one you could simply repair and repaint.
by RustyFords
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks in my Turtledeck
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Cracks in my Turtledeck

It almost looks like a previous repair that's coming apart again.
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Good stuff Ryan....you should start a Build Thread for this project.
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

I couldn't get mine to completely seal without a bit of silicone. The silicone, in its wet/non-dried state also acted as a bit of a lubricant to help the hoses slide into place a bit easier. As for the silicone making removal more difficult, I'll happily cut off the old hoses and buy another set. No...
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Update on accident

Thanks for the update....I was wondering how you were getting along.

Looks like the T is in good hands and on its way to recovery.
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 73
Views: 4685

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Looking good Ignacio!

You seem to be slightly ahead of me on the Model T infection. If so, it won't be long until I start in on my second one. :geek:
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 2181

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

.....Me, I have racing in my blood and like to go fast. I have other things to go fast in, so I tend to baby my T’s. We're birds of a feather. My dad's main hobby was drag racing, which he did from the late 50's through the early 80's. I came along in '69 and tagged along and got that high octane i...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: I CAN HONESTLY SAY...,

Your sentiments are right on track. I've lost track of the great people (there's been so many) I've dealt with through this forum and the MTFCA in general. I've spoken with you on the phone, through email and on this forum and you've always been a pleasure to speak to. Looking forward to one day mee...
by RustyFords
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

I'm always amazed at how visually different the early T's are from the later black cars.
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

What a beautiful car. Thanks for sharing the photos and info.
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Gotta be super careful with all concentrated acids. They each have their bugaboos.I always keep a water hose nearby when working with them and will sheepishly admit that I’ve had to use it a couple times to thoroughly rinse my skin. Back in my hazmat days, I used to keep boxes of Arm & Hammer in my...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing hogs head
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: Removing hogs head

I'm with Don and Scott. I'd rather pull the engine and do the job out of the car. Anthonie's suggestion of a hoist is especially good with a cast iron hogshead. Agreed - as we get a bit older, it's easier on the "old bod" to just remove the engine and you get a much better job at sealing up the tra...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

This week’s main focus will be woodwork. The budget won’t allow me to order wood kits for the two doors that need it so I’ll have to make it myself. Woodworking is not my strong suit, a fact made worse by my lack of a table saw. The door wood has some interesting curves that having me scratching my ...
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

(p-s-s-s-t... Lead acid batteries are sulfuric, not hydrochloric... HCL is used to adjust pH in water among other uses.) True. Thanks for the correction. Hydrochloric is used in battery production, but sulfuric is the stuff you find in them. Gotta be super careful with all concentrated acids. They ...
by RustyFords
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 406
Views: 46658

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Several of you who've followed this thread have commented on this 66 F100 shortbox that's been in the background in several photos. This rust-free, original paint, Texas truck is for sale. $17,500. It's truly exceptional. I'm not sure you could find another one like this without a lot of effort. The...
by RustyFords
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing hogs head
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: Removing hogs head

I’ll probably get a lot of disagreement about this but...I’ll never pull and reinstall another hogshead while the engine is in the car.

That was the single most unpleasant automotive task I’ve ever done.

I’ll happily pull the engine to do it should the need ever arise again.
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise for Berg's
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Praise for Berg's

Low to mid 90's Don with 65- 75% humidity in the midwest. The T's dont overheat but if sitting still very long I do. I have flat recored in both the TT and pickup. I'm jealous. As soon as I retire and sell my interest in my company, I'll be moving away from the Houston area. I love it for it's abil...
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise for Berg's
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Praise for Berg's

Here on the Texas Gulf Coast lately, the actual temps have been at or near 100 degrees and the heat index has been around 110-115, with high humidity. Brutal to say the least. I took a break from working at home yesterday and had the Berg's radiator equipped 24 Touring out during the peak of heat. M...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

The cut-off Tourings are certainly cool. They represent a specific window into the past when T’s were just used cars that were repurposed. My dad once bought a similarly repurposed Model A coupe that had a homemade pickup box inserted in place of the rumble seat. He immediately put a rumble seat bac...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

I wonder how many countless Touring back-halves laid around fields over the years.

It looks like someone had the forethought to place this one on a pallet.