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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: 16
Views: 803

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: 26
Views: 764

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: 357

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: 653

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: 944

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: 472

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: 1034

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: 825

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: 1009

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: 170
Views: 15762

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: 473

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: 1152

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: 170
Views: 15762

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: 1169

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: 1506

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: 435

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: 535

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: 1506

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: 1360

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: 1506

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: 1152

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: 258

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: 884

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: 363

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: 769

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: 425
Views: 56256

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: 425
Views: 56256

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: 946

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: 946

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: 735

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: 1343

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: 708

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.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: F.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 1162

Re: F.O.R.D.

When I first bought mine:

Forsaken
Old
Rusty
Derelict

Now:

Favorite
Old
Rusty
Driver
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 56256

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Really coming along Don! I notice that you have the same crummy canvas front seat cover like mine has. What is the timeline for completion? Success with the new stoplight switch, etc. Thanks Ignacio! I was pushing things hard to make the Texas T Party. Its cancellation allowed me to take a breath. ...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 56256

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Success with the new stoplight switch, etc.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 708

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

If you don't have a multimeter, go get a cheap one at Home Depot/Lowe's/etc. Set it for continuity. That basically tells you if electric current can run between where one of the leads is touching and where the other lead is touching. Most of the multimeters will give you a little electric musical no...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1343

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

A guy in my car club painted an entire 54 Ford with Rustoleum Appliance paint....wet sanding between coats. It turned out so nice that people thought he was lying about it. Several years ago, HotRod Magazine did a series of articles about painting cars this way. Professional auto painters will scoff...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 708

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

Check continuity between the headlight bucket and somewhere else on the car where there should be a good ground....like the frame, etc.

No continuity, no ground....no workie.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY'S THE DAY
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: TODAY'S THE DAY

Nice sentiments. I too consider myself fortunate that my T is spending part of its journey with me
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 56256

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Not only does Birdhaven have great products but they also take the time to do the little things...like throwing in a pack of Tootsie Rolls.

Gotta love it.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2374

Re: Barn Find TT

I was bidding on it.

A bit too rich for my current situation. The CINC vetoed anything over $3500.

I hope it went to someone who will treat it with respect.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1567

Re: Found this not so old pic...

A friend is about to give me the running gear and both axles (no frame) out of his 31 Model A pickup.

This is kind of what I had in mind.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 56256

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Brake/Tail light is all hooked up. I gave the homemade/repurposed bracket my highly secret patina treatment so it matches the rest of the car. I’m just waiting for my stop light switch from Fun Projects, then I’ll have a brake light. This will be one of the few concessions to modernity that I’ll be ...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's are going to Luray!
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Lang's are going to Luray!

I second Dan's comment, Lang's has been at Chickasha as long as I remember. Wish we could make Luray this year. Glad to see Lang's going. I've seen Mr. Lang at Chickasha, true....but they don't typically have a Lang's booth. That's what I was referring to. Don't get me wrong, I totally respect the ...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 170
Views: 15762

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Mopar_man wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:23 pm
I always enjoy finding the Ford script on everything.
I do too. It's like finding an Easter egg.
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1484

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

For what it's worth.... My job takes me into petroleum refinery labs quite often, several of which have their own water purifiers. For ASTM testing purposes, they need water that is purer than the distilled water sold in stores. The purity of this ASTM water is mearured in conductivity....less suspe...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's are going to Luray!
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Lang's are going to Luray!

Good to hear.

I know it's a long drive, but yall should do Chickasha in 2021.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 1042

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

I love it Chad.

A friend of mine is about to give me all the running gear out of his 31 Model A pickup and I'm looking for general ideas for a period gow job. Yours is giving me some great ideas.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

So many things....here's a partial list in no particular order: - The spindly, gangly looks - What they mean to the nation's history - The fact that they're a chick magnet (seriously....none of my other old cars draw pretty girls like this T does...not even close) - The fact that they were the botto...
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Original Fasteners

drop it in some muriatic acid for an hour or so...that'll typically strip of plating.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap Meet Tips
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Swap Meet Tips

I almost always get a space at every swap meet I go to. This not only allows me to sell some of my own stuff, but it also gives me a "home base" of sorts in the midst of the swap meet that I can return to and sit for a while and get some fluids in me. Walking an entire swap meet in one bite takes th...
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The T and friends.
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: The T and friends.

How cool is that!

Looks like a great time.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Guardian Angel

My angel quit a while back, citing exhaustion. The new guy has already put in for a transfer.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful cranking update
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Be careful cranking update

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Mark.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got a phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: I got a phone call

When I'm bored (not often....I have three kids), I'll keep a scammer on the line and have my kids run around and make barnyard noises or make noises like one of them is being tortured. Or I'll scream something absurd, like "Billy....I swear, if you don't quit dressing that goat up in women's underwe...
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 17
Views: 753

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

I'd be afraid to run straight water if I lived anywhere north of Brownsville, TX because I'd be afraid that I'd forget to drain it in the winter and a freeze would sneak up on me.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1484

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Which system, a Model T with out a water pump or one with a water pump, will needed to be flushed more often? Which system will keep the scale in motion better? It doesn't matter. Use distilled water 50/50 with antifreeze to prevent scale and rust, and flush biennially . Ding, ding, ding....correct...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1484

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

My T, equipped with a new Berg’s radiator, has been driven regularly in 100 degree + Texas heat with no hint of overheating...not even when sitting still at traffic lights.

No water pump needed.

A water pump is a treatment for symptoms of problems that need to be treated.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 1009

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

Soooo cool.

I think both are magnificent.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new door.
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: The new door.

After using a cheap fiberglass garage door for 43 years it"s time for better!! I can"t crank anymore so with about a 5' tow the 14 started and ran very well when i moved it to the barn.Once in the barn it gave a free start then on to the Model A with it"s self commencer!! Bud. :D Those new fangled ...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Wrinkles
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Top Wrinkles

Or just bring it to Houston.

It'll be steamed in about ten minutes. :D
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allmost a Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Allmost a Model T

Always great to see another T being returned to the road.

Nice work.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 30
Views: 1511

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

My additions to the lists above:

- Too much lubrication is far superior to too little (an oily T is a happy T).
- A top-notch radiator is worth every penny.
- Size 12 flip-flops are too wide for Model T pedals.
- Assume other drivers will do unspeakably stupid things.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

ModelTWoods wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:39 am
I don't need to start collecting Chevy parts at my age.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2367

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

wow....hate to see a T banged up like that, but glad yall are ok. One way to look at it is....if these cars were all sitting in musuems and never getting used, they'd never be in wrecks. And that would be more tragic than one occassionally having a crack-up If the passengers come out unharmed and th...
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential Certificate of Completion.
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Differential Certificate of Completion.

That’s cool Ignacio, and what a nice thing for her to do.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

Same thing here. Getting materials is a huge problem now. Treated lumber is almost impossible to get. I need 3 sq of white vinyl siding for a repair job. I called my supplier and was told 3 weeks at least. White double four vinyl is the most common and everyone stocks it normally. The trailer facto...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Me Bragging....,
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Just Me Bragging....,

That’s great Hank.

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2374

Re: Barn Find TT

Sam, I’m putting together a 24 Touring that I’m making look like it was a complete car put away during WW2. My starting point was an incredibly well-preserved original paint body, with a thoroughly exhausted drive train. But nearly everything else was gone. So my car is a re-creation. I believe it’s...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2374

Re: Barn Find TT

Sam...if you're not going to buy this, please let me know.

I have a trailer ready to head to MO....I'm totally serious.
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2374

Re: Barn Find TT

Oh wow....that is just stunning. The signage, the bodywork, the turn signals....everything.

I love it and would consider it a dream to slowly go through the old girl and return her to service. I'd handle that like an archaeologist and just revel in every second of it.

Wow.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Who is this in this ad??

It's not pirating, stealing or illegal- the image is in the public domain and free for anyone to use. Semantics The cans on Steve’s car are not the ones being sold. There may be actual photos attached to the add but he’s leading with something that’s not real and makes no attempt to say that the ph...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Who is this in this ad??

I'm always amazed at the boldness a random person will have when selling something online and totally pirating someone else's image.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2374

Re: Barn Find TT

I'd be all over it. Rebuild the mechanicals as needed and leave the body alone as much as possible. Glorious old interior fabrics, while beautiful, typically don't last very long once they start seeing regular use. As for the metal, I've used some stuff called Penetrol to preserve and bring out old ...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1262

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

I’ve been out to Ross’ shop several times and he’s always been busy. I’ve always thought that was a great thing. He’s right there near Texas A&M and always has a few college students working for him. I’ve been in the old car hobby for a long time but only four years with Model T’s and there’s an ene...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start - the T wants to go!
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Free start - the T wants to go!

I love how T’s are so much like horses. It makes me smile.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start need Help
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Free Start need Help

My guess is that you’re switching the ignition off with the engine at a high rpm. I can make my car give a free start most of the time by doing that. If I idle it down before switching it off, it hardly ever free starts. I suppose it has to do with how much un-burned fuel vapor there is in the cylin...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 85
Views: 7209

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Nicely done. Thanks for the updates.
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

That’s a great looking runabout Terry. I love period political sign...how cool.
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 56256

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

There it is on the spare tire carrier arm. Tiny...but there it is...gotta love it. For some reason it makes me smile every time I find one hidden like an Easter egg. 😊
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by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 56256

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here’s my version of a tail light bracket that’s in keeping with what a pre-1945 farmer on a very tight budget might’ve cobbled together from his Model T parts pile out behind the barn. I have two of the spare carriers that mount on the rear crossmember, both of which are beat up and heavily repaire...
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Thanks for all the superb tips. The bracket that mounts under the rear of the body gave me an idea... I have two of the spare carriers that mount on the rest crossmember, both of which are beat up and heavily repaired. So I cut one of the arms off of one of them and made a taillight bracket. It moun...
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Found a different solution...thanks to all who responded.
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I only used a fraction of the gallon of graphite slip paint that I bought.

Anyone in the Houston area who’d like to get get some for free, please message me.
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

I've had it happen to me more than once.

I've learned to politely ask them about the parts/changes right then and there. Sometimes it means the death of the deal, and so be it.
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

No worries. Thanks for checking. I think I’m gonna go with one of these instead.
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

I’m having trouble visualizing where the bracket (in the.photo below) goes, and what the long skinny part of the bracket is for.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Thanks John and Steve.

I’m interested in learning more about both of your ideas. Do you have any photos?
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Allan wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Strange as it may seem Don, I have just what you want, complete with a nice even coat of light surface rust. Let me know if you cannot find one locally.
Allan from down under.
Thanks Allan. I’ll let you know
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Don I will look tomorrow, just been busy on Rick Rice's TT.

Hank
Thanks Hank.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

My goodness....for the love of all that is good and holy....send it to Houston.

I'm pretty sure God has been trying to kill us lately with the heat, hurricane and covid.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 346

WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Looking for a 26-27 tail light fender bracket (driver's side) that is showing nice wear/patina.

Call/Text at Two81-Seven87-8418 or email allenchemistry@gmail.com
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Since I know you're not a "purist", mounting the stop/ tail/ license plate holder to the left rear fender using the same stand as the 26-27 tourings and other body styles used, ought to work fine. Yes and no on the "purist" thing. I'm being "pure" about limiting any mods to this car to those that w...
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

I'll be honest....I've never liked the looks of the spare carrier that came on black era Touring cars. It hangs low, at a weird angle. It looks like an afterthought by Ford. And that spare rim with a tire and tube installed is heavy. Add that weight to the weight of the carrier and you've got a whol...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 2727

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

I bought the resin kit and it made a big difference. My original box was pretty rotten as well.

I just wire brushed the contact areas with a little Dremel tool wire wheel and left the rest alone.
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I painted mine with graphite slip paint and haven't had any of it leaking at all.
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1850

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Yikes. What a mess.

I think Lang’s has some of those fan shaft bolts available in NOS. At least that’s what I remember from ordering mine a few years ago.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

That’s the plan.

At the rate I’m driving it, it’ll be quite a long time before that kind of mileage is on it.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Thanks Jerry. I baby this car (too much probably). Oil is checked every time I drive it and is changed regularly and I don’t over rev or over tax the engine. So I’m hoping I get some long life out of it.
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Thanks Norm. I do have some Timesaver so that'll come in handy when the time comes.