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by RustyFords
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 644

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 644

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 644

Re: Remove Hogshead

I’d try Dan’s silicone suggestion first.
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 644

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gasket board save
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Gasket board save

It's beautiful Tim. Nice save.
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: To All Of You and Yours...,
Replies: 8
Views: 438

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

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...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I felt compelled to take the T through a drive-thru. All McDonald’s has that I was interested in was a soft drink but this is the only fast food place that I’m currently brave enough to navigate close to. 😊 I liked the look on the teenager’s face when I pulled up to the window. I don’t think he’d ha...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Whatever tires you decide to buy, check out Summit Racing. All orders over $100 is free shipping all the time. Yes they do carry a number of tires for Ts. Got two sets of Universals (plus flaps and tubes) from them the last couple of years. That's where I bought mine. I lucked out and just happened...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I’ve laid out some $$ for new or rebuilt steering and front suspension components. I want this car to be solid at speeds over 30mph and it’s currently not. and has some very worn, probably dangerous components that are giving it a noticeable wobble. My aim is for every component of these two subsyst...
by RustyFords
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: very old junk yard
Replies: 14
Views: 1345

Re: very old junk yard

There was one like that in central TX in the late 1970's/early 80's that I used to make my grandmother take me to. I was living with her and was too young to drive. She was a widow and a pretty good looking 60 year old lady and the yard owner was in his 70's. He was well-known for being completely i...
by RustyFords
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Thanks Duey...I always appreciate your comments.

Part of the fun of having a car like this is making the little non-stock period mods. Not worrying about the guy with a rule book, who I’d see only once or twice a year, is liberating.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here it is installed. It works great. Since both ends come apart, it’s easy to put the rod in place. I think the old water faucet handle compliments the old paint on the car. . 35127172-8E53-4F68-B36F-B483A2B2A481.jpeg . 9780DBF4-BF12-4F94-A73A-1A77D7B26CE3.jpeg . The next project will also be fuel ...
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Remote Fuel Shut-Off Climbing under the car to turn on/off the gas was getting to be a drag so I engineered and installed a remote shutoff valve today. I bought a two foot long piece of 7/16” steel rod and threaded the end to match a spare brake rod clevis (5/16x24). I also drilled out the two ends...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10477

Re: Model T Special build.

Looking good.

I especially like the body contour in the cowl area.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Your enthusiasm sure shines thru in your posts! :) Love this thread. Love that Ford photo op too. Later wheels on that A, hopin' they make the contact points that Henry had in mind Thank you! There’s something about driving something so primitive...it sets it apart from other (newer) old cars. This...
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I’ve been driving the wheels off of the T and having a blast doing it.

I think I’m going to use the holiday break to install the new spring, shackles, etc.
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by RustyFords
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: I'm Thankful

Tim....I'd like to relate a funny thing related to you that happened when the new version of the forum came into being earlier this year. Keep in mind that I don't know you personally so this was based on exactly nothing...except my poor eyesight. I was looking at all the new people signing on to th...
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2094

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Is it possible to make the seat material (leather?) more pliable? I would think that sitting on it in its current condition would destroy it. That's one of the very few downsides related to owning a car like this if you plan to drive it. There's not much you can do to keep the old seat coverings in...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: I'm Thankful

Congrats. That has to be good for your soul.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 31 Victoria
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: 31 Victoria

Beautiful.

Model A's look best in muted colors with black wheels like this. All too often, they're overyly dolled up.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Model A Drivetrain
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Model A Drivetrain

In a month or so, a friend is going to give me a perfectly good running Model A drivetrain (radiator, engine, transmission, torque-tube, rearend). I've wanted a rumble seat coupe since I was a little kid and see this as possibly a way to get one. So...if any of you know of or have a complete Model A...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2094

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Wow....stunning.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2087

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

As others probably have I’ve been interested about the future use of the plans and what would become of them. It would seem to me that if the plans would eventually become the property of the MTFCA that would be the best way for them to be used and sold through the MFTCA as one of their products. M...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Inflation !!!

Those were the days when people would pick up pennies on the street! Now I don't even keep coins in my pocket. [/size] I still pick up pennies, and I prefer coins over paper dollars. sacagawea-dollar.jpg My wife (and kids) are direct decendents of the lady on the coin. Sacagawea is my wife's Great ...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The ups and downs of driving a Ford.
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: The ups and downs of driving a Ford.

I'm envious. My view this morning (and every workday) is of angry or frustrated people jostling for position, going way too fast in Houston traffic. My view after that is of one of two things...either an office desk or the fractional distillation columns of an oil refinery. When the point comes that...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

As you can see...things are pretty much shot to hell in that department.

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by RustyFords
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Santa (the mailman) delivered the last of the bits I need to replace my front spring and perches.

Now to set aside a Saturday to do it.
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by RustyFords
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Thanks for the info Mark.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

My 24 Touring shows what I believe is evidence of the flowed-on paint method. These stripes in the very old paint are what I’m referring to. They continue around the entire body in a way that allows you to see exactly what the pattern was that the painter was following. Also present at the bottom of...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Neighbor just inherited his grandfather’s Model A. I was asked to help him learn to set the timing, etc.

I figured why not drive the T over and get a family photo.

😊

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by RustyFords
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Allan wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:39 pm
DON, I can still give your F truck a good home. It would look mighty good at Chickasha with a load of new purchases in the back, heading for the west coast and beyond.

Allan from down under.
😉
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, thats why you need two T's! When one needs a day or a week at the spa, you can still have fun with the other! What scares me is that this sort of insane logic is starting to make sense to me. But then my 66 F100 is starting to give me the stink eye because I used to take him out goofing around.
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Another good day of T’ing.

Took the T to Sonic. The route I took was about 25 miles each way. Fun, fun, fun!

I am however, going to have to choose a time soon to install my new front springs, perches, shackles, spindles, etc. That’ll take it off the road for a short time.
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Interesting food for thought Eric...thanks.
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

John l wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:41 am
You might want to check with some of the other posters. I think your new battery red battery cable should be souldered instead of crimped.
Certainly couldn’t hurt.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

The temps rose to the high 60’s today so I took the T out for a longer drive. Thus time I went about 20 miles in one direction. So...a 40 mile round trip.

The little touring car performed flawlessly.

This is so much fun. I should’ve done this a long time ago.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Don't Add Comments to Spam Threads!
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Please Don't Add Comments to Spam Threads!

As I’ve mentioned before, most of what they’re after is simply posting a link on a highly ranked, long-established site like this one. The search engine algorithms place a lot of value on this. The best deterrent is for the admins to remove the post. If the post stays there for a long time, even if ...
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: '24 T Barn Find

That is a compelling case. I’d love to spend about an hour looking at it and the paint chunks that fell off, very closely. I’ve heard of much later model cars shedding chunks of paint when they were suddenly moved to a very cold climate after spending their whole lives in a very warm one. Somewhere ...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Original T’s with original paint DO shed paint in big hunks (and/or small crumbles), HOWEVER, what is under the original paint is bare, clean, shiny, un-sanded steel. NOT white primer like in those pictures! Gotta respectfully disagree with you there. Although I’ve only owned one for a few years, I...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow, good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 1076

Re: Snow, good or bad?

Dogs, grandkids and Model T's....pretty much all a guy needs.

I have two out three. I'm hoping for the trifecta before too long. :)
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Model T's don't shed original paint in big chunks like this one is doing. It was almost certainly re-sprayed at some point. . 00D0D_dXokrzQUSoH_1200x900.jpg . Scott's point about 30K on a T is correct. That's a lot of miles for a T. If it's been driven that far, and hasn't had some serious attention...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Really enjoying your posts! Downtown Conroe looks like my kind of place :D Thanks Jason. Conroe has a beautiful old downtown that’s underutilized IMHO. It’s the county seat so there’s a lot of lawyers offices. But, the fact that Houston is swallowing it is bringing more fun things into the downtown...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow, good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 1076

Re: Snow, good or bad?

You, my friend, are living the dream.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1859

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Neat stuff....following along.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Just noticed this tonight...the Ford stamp on the front crossmember.

Further evidence suggesting that this car is wearing original paint. This faint stamp would’ve almost certainly been filled in by a respray.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

Have you replaced or checked out any or other bushings in the entire front axle assembly? If the spring perches are worn than probably all or most of the rest need to be checked or replaced. You may have already replaced some of them but if you haven’t now would be a good time to drop the front axl...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

As an aside, my grandmother used to tell me that during/post WWII, lots of T's hit the road again as purchasing tires for "newer" cars was all but impossible for a good while, and "T" tires were plentiful. Perhaps that is the genesis of your "resurection"...who knows? Could very well be what happen...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

Last year, I disassembled, cleaned, slip-painted and reinstalled the rear spring and installed new perches and bushings and wow...what a difference. The front spring is in even worse shape. The side with the most wear, is worn so badly that the spring eye is actually sitting on top of the axle. So.....
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

I’ll be interested to see what it all looks like as it cones apart. The bushings in the perches are worn all the way through, into the perches themselves. So...they’re getting replaced. The spring bushing on the driver’s side was worn all the way through and has cut away part of the spring eye, so I...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

What year did they switch?
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Just a little frivolous bit of nothing....but I added this vintage 1940's Texas roller-rink sticker to the windshield. I had a NRA (National Recovery Administration) reproduction vinyl sticker in that spot, but it didn't look old. This one actually is old and had some nice shelf wear on it...which h...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

Yes, your car is wearing some extra parts. I wonder what their logic was. Do you think the extra two could be to keep the car from leaning so much when they had it loaded down? Maybe I'll get the springs out and discover that one of them is broken and they were using the other two clips to patch th...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

Here’s another, higher resolution photo.

The two outer ones sort of look like rear spring clips.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Front Spring Clip Configuration

I'm about to replace the front spring, perches, shackles, etc on my 24 Touring and am wondering about this spring clip configuration on the car and whether it is stock. All the forensic evidence points to this car as having been revived during WW2. What I believe they did was take a pretty much rust...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Buying a Model T

I saved some money on the front end by buying exactly the body/condition that I was looking for, but with thoroughly worn out mechanicals. I spent nearly three years going through pretty much everything suspension and mechanical related and have spent more on these things than I did to purchase the ...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10477

Re: Model T Special build.

There are also days where I'll drink a beer just staring at the car. Theorizing and such. Those days are super crucial to the end result I feel I couldn’t agree more. I do that as well. I’d rather do that, and finally have the epiphany moment and get it right than hurry a process and get it wrong.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10477

Re: Model T Special build.

I'm one of those who constantly looks at this thread but rarely comments. Although I'm a good all-around mechanic, I lack the skills that you and a lot of these other guys have and I don't feel qualified to say much other than "nice work" occasionally. Once I retire (about 7 years from now) from my ...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: My techy son and my speedster

Neato.

And yes, you're fortunate to have kids with that level of interest.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Am enjoying this more and more...

:D
Thanks Scott. I’m realizing now that I should’ve bought a T a couple decades ago.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I’m getting better and better at driving this contraption and I’m slowly dialing in all the controls. All that adds up to something I have more confidence in. I drove it to downtown Conroe, TX again but this time took a more direct route. I’m staying off of roads with a speed limit greater than 45mp...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

Well he marked it sold....not sure if he thought I was just coming to buy it without looking deeper. But I msgd the seller saying I was gonna pass and keep looking. No response yet. Count your blessings. Whatever the he** that thing was...it was a mess. You did a smart thing by posting here though....
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Installing a 1926 Radiator.
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Installing a 1926 Radiator.

It wasn’t until I installed my radiator for the first time that I realized that part of the lower thimble’s job is to guide the radiator and shell into position.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

It's one thing to look at a Dorothea Lange photo of the Great Depression and quite another, to lay your hand on a utilitarian machine that gave it's all to survive through it and imagine the people who's lives may very well have depended on it. That's so very eloquently stated. Here's a fender on m...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Thanks Donnie. I’ve had restored cars in the past and didn’t get a fraction of the enjoyment that I’m already getting out of this T. Yes...that’s a very nice weathered tall shell that a forum member sold to me for way less than it was probably worth, in order to help me put the T on the road with it...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

The trend toward "conservation" and an appreciation of "patina" are evidence of a mature approach to "old cars", and that's a good thing. I couldn't agree more. Fortunately, there seem to be a good number of Model T's that are being preserved. When I was heavy into Model A's, I noticed that a much ...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Did you know?

That is a pretty building.

I believe there's a similar one in Dallas.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would you park your car on this
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Would you park your car on this

Mark Gregush wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 pm
One of the car resale company, maybe just in the west, has an ad that shows a car vending machine that looks something like that only more modern.
Carvanna.

I recently bought my wife a Nissan Pathfinder from them.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

My 24 was used thoroughly on a Texas cotton farm during WW2. Mechanically, it was shot and the body shows all kinds of signs of heavy farm use while remaining remarkably rust and rot free. It even managed to hold onto most of the factory black paint, although it's VERY thin. I'm having a great time ...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1468

Re: A little parts quiz

You guys need a hobby.

oh wait..... ;)
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

If you haven't put upholstery and a top in it yet, you might consider having Classtique make you kits from "distressed vinyl" to match the patina of the car. Here is an example of the material available, there are several sources, it might pay to search around to get the desired look: https://www.d...
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I took a minute to go back through the build thread back to the ones on the old forum.

The T has come a long way.
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

This evening I cleaned, rerouted and reconnected all the starter button connections. B94653B3-169C-4DA9-987F-FBC2AF0141E9.jpeg It was kinda clunky when trying to start. That’s gone now and the starter engages immediately. I also trimmed the positive battery cable to a more correct length, installed ...
by RustyFords
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

The T is running exceptionally well and I’m getting pretty good at using all the misc controls so I decided to take the next step and drive the T to downtown Conroe, a large suburban town about 10 miles from my house. The trip required multiple stops, in traffic, with lots of cars all around. Fortun...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wonder what their askin
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Wonder what their askin

Look how tight that top is on the improved car
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

I suggest that you go to one of the guys here who sells used or NOS parts and get an OEM one. If an NOS isn't available, reconditioning a good used one is better than one of the repros. I've been very satisfied with 95% of the repro items I've purchased from Langs, Snyders, etc, but anything ignitio...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Engine Oil ???
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Engine Oil ???

Whereabouts in TX are you?
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2298

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Nothing more precious on this earth than puppies and little girls.

My little girl isn't so little now at 23 years old.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1976

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Eric. I'll be concise. 1) The child was not in harm's way. 2) If the do-gooder was a real man (or woman), that person would've respectfully spoken to the driver instead of leaving a note. 3) The do-gooder wasn't a real man (or woman), but that person could've still written a constructive note, sugge...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1976

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I don't take threats very well...like...not well at all. I'm one of the most pleasant, happy, smiling, generous people you'll ever know....until you threaten me or my loved ones (or any random child or otherwise helpless person). After that, I get quiet and mean. But that's just the me that the mili...
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

I'm not going to admit to how many times I've ordered the same part multiple times because I didn't remember that I already had it. :oops: I sometimes order parts months before starting a project to spread out the costs. I keep spreadsheets for both of my cars where I list parts or services purchas...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 120
Views: 4644

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Major respect to you Don, for saving something so hacked together.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 291
Views: 19855

Re: Foto of the Day

otrcman wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Sounds like (in Texas, at least) there's a tool made by Winchester that would be pretty useful.
Yeah...those little ones are tasty and you’d need a “tool” to collect one or two.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 291
Views: 19855

Re: Foto of the Day

Was out in the T yesterday just before sunset and these guys were right on the edge of the road. Literally just a few feet from the car.

We hollered at then and they ignored us.

Feral hogs have been a big problem in TX (and other states) for a while now, but these were especially bold.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

Re: Santa Rosa Fire update. With the T, of course.

We weren't here for an hour when a guy came up to me and asked if we were evacuees. He offered me a 30amp power plug and WiFi. People really do come together in times of need. That is so cool....warms the heart. When things get horrible around here (Houston) with the weather (often), it really does...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:45 am
Don, it gets harder every year to get up from the knees but what prompted me to install a remote shut off on the TT was that blistering hot exaust pipe.
yeah...I can see that being potentially rather unpleasant.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Good advice Scott....thanks. One thing I love about Model T's is how you can actually feel the engine operating with your foot. These cars are as close to being alive as anything mechanical I've ever come across. Next little project for me will be a remote fuel shutoff valve. I'm not as "advanced" i...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Cleaning up is good. I do it about once a month and while I'm building a car, I go through my mis parts bins to remind me what I've already ordered for that car and what I need. I'm not going to admit to how many times I've ordered the same part multiple times because I didn't remember that I alread...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 924

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

Mark, the new seat looks good in your unrestored car and it’s pushed me to possibly go that route with mine.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: T Repair

Ditto on the plug wrench.

I always use it instead on a modern wrench. I like the way it fits down in the plug recess.
by RustyFords
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Spent some time perfecting the low to high shift and finding/using neutral between high and low with the pedal. Once I increased my comfort level with the controls, I took some longer distance journeys down rural roads. Then, once the World Series game started and the neighborhood streets completely...
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2662

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

We'll be there again in the North Bldg We’ll be located in the North Bldg, Spaces NJ 8-9 with my Leather LIcense Plates. Hope to help make the last one the best one in years! I’ve stopped and looked at your plates the last few years. I don’t have a car that old, but I sure do admire the craftsmansh...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here’s another short video of the T in action.

I’m getting better at driving It.

https://youtu.be/whv2DbawDlw
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2662

Chickasha's Last Hurrah

I plan on getting a couple spots at Chickasha 2020. I'd really like for it to go out with a bang instead of a whimper.

Anyone else planning on attending?
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: How cold do you drive?

Living in Southeast Texas makes this an issue that I don't really have to deal with.

However, the next time we get that rare snow, you can bet I'll have the T out in it to get some photos.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 282
Views: 16516

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:41 pm
You made a new friend with pretty lights on his truck?
:D

Just my friend Alex the cop....couldn't resist having him do this. ;)