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by Dollisdad
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new sheet metal prep
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: new sheet metal prep

Wipe it down with lacquer thinner to get the surface oil and grit off from the manufacturing process. Take a paint brush and paint on a coat of metal prep. Then use a scotch brute pad and rub the surface to remove any matter that didn’t come off with the thinner. It will also remove surface rust. As...
by Dollisdad
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Borton Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 477

The Borton Brothers

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by Dollisdad
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Over the hill
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Over the hill

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by Dollisdad
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s take the bus
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Let’s take the bus

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by Dollisdad
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looks like fun
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Looks like fun

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by Dollisdad
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Keep on trucking

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by Dollisdad
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Keep on trucking

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by Dollisdad
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Keep on trucking
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Keep on trucking

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by Dollisdad
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t make it? They come to you.
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Can’t make it? They come to you.

Looks like the Spanish American War monument in the background which sits at the corner of Delores and Market Streets in San Francisco. I remember seeing cars with Hughson Ford license plate frames when I was a kid.
by Dollisdad
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas up the Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Gas up the Ford

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by Dollisdad
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2 carbide generators, Stewart Clark spedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: 2 carbide generators, Stewart Clark spedometer

Bottom pic looks like a fuel pump
by Dollisdad
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Neat stuff in a barn
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

Re: Neat stuff in a barn

It’s a late teens REO truck. 4 cyl.
by Dollisdad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13-14 steering column-14 tube and case FS
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: 13-14 steering column-14 tube and case FS

I’ll take it. Throw it on the pile.
by Dollisdad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 roadster fs
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: 1914 roadster fs

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by Dollisdad
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Motor neon Porcelain sign
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: Ford Motor neon Porcelain sign

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. This double sided one sold for $8750 in 2014. Today I would say $12-15000. If it’s one sided, cut the price in half.
by Dollisdad
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Complete seat for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Complete seat for sale

13 or 14 touring front seat.
by Dollisdad
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fender Mythbuster ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Fender Mythbuster ?

We have all combinations of the front (crowned) fenders, so we know they existed. Their use on which vehicle is not completely known. Here is what I have seen. I have not seen a passenger type fender (the skin has the bead inward that follows the leading edge of splash apron) as well as the central ...
by Dollisdad
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for front wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Looking for front wheels

Still looking.
by Dollisdad
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted right hand parts
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: wanted right hand parts

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by Dollisdad
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted right hand parts
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: wanted right hand parts

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. This is what I have, hogsheads and lower steering column bracket.
by Dollisdad
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for front wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Looking for front wheels

Need two front Hayes wire wheels. 30x3 1/2. With or without the demountable rim. Thanks.
by Dollisdad
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted right hand parts
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: wanted right hand parts

What year?
by Dollisdad
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new 11 touring
Replies: 5
Views: 996

A new 11 touring

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by Dollisdad
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11338

Re: Model T Special build.

It’s great to see a young man use his talents and vision to create. I am impressed with the design and execution of this project and the solutions to problems that present themselves as is always the case with building something where nothing existed before. You should be very proud of what you have...
by Dollisdad
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 2670

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

Had the same problem once with some original wood wheels once. Broke em down and took a chisel and gave the inner edge of the rim a good cross smack about every 6”. No more slipping.
by Dollisdad
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019

Howard was a great guy. We would laugh about goofy things people did to Model Ts and at the same time marvel at how people got them to go so fast. He was a good salesman when he would twist my arm when it came to things of club business. Usually at swap meets our paths would cross and he was always ...
by Dollisdad
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 6953

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

My choice- paint the rims and hubs black. And the fellows and the spokes green. OR all green. You did so much work with the rest of the car to keep it looking correct, I think with natural finish wood you’ll find it takes on the circus look. Just my 2 cents. I like the car.
by Dollisdad
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Help Please, Radiator/Fenders don't align
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: 14 Help Please, Radiator/Fenders don't align

My guess on what’s going on. My guess is they are reproduction fenders. They did not realize that the rear of the flange on the skirt (the area that lays on top of the frame), should be cut away to clear the frame to firewall brackets and allow the fender to move back to allow the fender skirt to cl...
by Dollisdad
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909 original pair running boards.
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: 1909 original pair running boards.

I have NO plans to make these again. So if you need em, I’d get em!
by Dollisdad
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On my way home
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: On my way home

Now that my friends looks like exactly where I would like to be doing about 30.
by Dollisdad
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early fender brace??
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Early fender brace??

1928-29 Model A
by Dollisdad
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2478

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

I don’t think anyone has to worry. Who reads Time? Haven’t seen one or read one in decades. Don’t know anyone who has.
by Dollisdad
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My dads home town
Replies: 7
Views: 975

My dads home town

B07BE91C-4D1B-4DE3-9661-CF4E73718573.jpeg . Here is a 1909 or 10 sitting in front of the Siebert Colorado bank on Christmas 1911. My father, Hank Rootlieb was born in a sod house, 20 mi. outside of town, in 1922. In the late 80’s he and I found ourselves traveling nearby and decided to take a look ...
by Dollisdad
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909 1912 Front fender irons F/S
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: 1909 1912 Front fender irons F/S

Do we get to name our own price?
by Dollisdad
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 Torpedo just sold
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: 11 Torpedo just sold

Model S brought $14,000 plus the juice
by Dollisdad
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 Torpedo just sold
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

11 Torpedo just sold

at auction Friday nite. Brass was stolen by vandals, otherwise appears to be correct car. 40 yr. old restoration. Sold for $16,000 plus the juice. 93CE9901-5384-4600-AE74-E20986BAAB8C.jpeg A045429F-51AE-4BA4-A55B-4E927F2475D4.jpeg 976BDC98-3C12-4E56-A003-7F01A2F2F5CD.jpeg ADDF7280-72FD-473F-BD21-FF8...
by Dollisdad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame
Replies: 25
Views: 2167

Re: Speedster: '26-'27 cowl on pre-20's frame

Thought I should chime in here. The fenders, aprons and boards are 10-11 torpedo. Your 15 frame is perfect for this project for the following reasons. The front crossmember does not need to have the ears trimmed, as well as already having the 3 holes in place for the front fender iron to bolt to the...
by Dollisdad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old pics
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Old pics

Doug, what great pictures and interesting story.
by Dollisdad
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old pics
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Old pics

Pic # 2 is actually a 1909 or 10 repurposed to be a speedster. Can you point out what gives it away?
by Dollisdad
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old pics
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Old pics

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by Dollisdad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new 1914
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

A new 1914

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by Dollisdad
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your T
Replies: 27
Views: 2456

Re: Show your T

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by Dollisdad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass channel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Brass channel sources

You can find all 3 styles of solid brass dash moldings at the bottom of page 36 in our catalog. It can be found online at our website rootlieb.com or call 209-632-2203. Thanks Tom
by Dollisdad
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Body Bracket to frame bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Early Body Bracket to frame bracket

The round hole brackets are correct for a 1912. The early bodies have an exposed stringer at the bottom of the body, that mounts sideways to the brackets in question. The carriage (or step) bolts mount from the outside of the stringer, thru the stringer, with the square shank under the head, buried ...
by Dollisdad
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fred Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 3233

Re: Fred Houston

So sorry to hear of Freds passing . My condolences to his family.
by Dollisdad
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 15 passenger splash apron
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: WTB 15 passenger splash apron

Yes we do. Call 2096322203 and ask for Byron. He will help you. Thanks Tom
by Dollisdad
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 15 passenger splash apron
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: WTB 15 passenger splash apron

It’s 14 or 15. Not both. Picture appears to have crease inboard of top edge make inferences its a 14. 15 has no crease and rounded edge at front nose. We can’t see that in pic. Good luck.
by Dollisdad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 touring photos
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: 1909 touring photos

Here are pics of a town car and you can see the beads on the fenders appear to be black. In any case they are much darker than the field area of the fender. In the contrast of color pics I’ve seen, it is harder to see the contrast of black/green than black/red. So if I had to guess, I would say thes...
by Dollisdad
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More 09 tourings
Replies: 3
Views: 804

More 09 tourings

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by Dollisdad
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pre 15 tourings
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Pre 15 tourings

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by Dollisdad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Down under
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Down under

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by Dollisdad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo Rajo
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Rajo Rajo

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by Dollisdad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another early touring
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

Another early touring

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by Dollisdad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915
Replies: 2
Views: 546

1915

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by Dollisdad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early touring
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Early touring

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by Dollisdad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another early touring
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Another early touring

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by Dollisdad
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 35 yrs. ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: 35 yrs. ago

Yes baby Chadwick, your dad made the wheels on this car. I remember giving him the parts and saying to him “do your best to make these wheels run true”. Fast forward to running across the great expanse somewhere west of Laramie and we passed one of the other cars. Later that night we were having din...
by Dollisdad
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 35 yrs. ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: 35 yrs. ago

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by Dollisdad
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 35 yrs. ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: 35 yrs. ago

Then with a week to go we started to assemble the car. Everything went pretty smooth and I’m sure there were hiccups that I don’t remember. Oh- one. The cyl head was no good and had to be changed at the last minute. And lots of little things had to be adjusted, reworked or fabricated. 8DB2C59D-F80E-...
by Dollisdad
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 35 yrs. ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: 35 yrs. ago

And that’s as far as the build got for some time. I had not heard from the committee so I assumed I was out. Then with 4 weeks to go I get a phone call saying that I have been accepted and they are looking forward to seeing me in New York City. Holy shit! I got to get to work. So with the help of fr...
by Dollisdad
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 35 yrs. ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

35 yrs. ago

35 yrs. ago I remember seeing a little article in Old Cars Weekly, that the MTFCI was going to rerun the 1909 New York to Seattle race. I thought that would be fun to go on, so I contacted the person in charge and was told that the entry list was full with about a dozen on a waiting list. It was sti...
by Dollisdad
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Let’s try this new forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Let’s try this new forum

This forum is so much easier to use and load pics than the previous one. And the fact you can touch the pics to go full screen makes use so simple. Good job guys.
by Dollisdad
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Let’s try this new forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Let’s try this new forum

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