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by Drkbp
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on lamp company
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Info on lamp company

In 1909, Victor Lamp Company was located at 1249 Plum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
That is 1249 West Central Parkway today and the building is gone.
Add from 1910....
by Drkbp
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on lamp company
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Info on lamp company

The Corcoran family of Cincinnati, Ohio, were major suppliers to the automobile trade. Thomas Corcoran and his four brothers owned the Victor Lamp Company, Corcoran Lamp Company and the Victor Auto Parts. Peerless was another of their companies. Victor Lamp and Corcoran Lamp supplied Black & Brass l...
by Drkbp
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kerosene lamp questions
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Kerosene lamp questions

Thank you Colin. I wondered when I posted because I believe there was a name change, correct?
Or am I still a confused Texan :shock:
by Drkbp
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kerosene lamp questions
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Kerosene lamp questions

Edmund & Jones, of Detroit, set up C.L.A.S.Co. to manufacture lamps for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. The two companies shared some directors and was located at 2744 Edna in Windsor, Ontario, not far from the Ford plant. The building nearing completion in the photo below, is still there. They be...
by Drkbp
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about carbide/acetylene hose clamps
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: Question about carbide/acetylene hose clamps

Assembly line photograph shows acetylene gas hose clamps in place on radiator when they come down to drop on chassis.
Lower left corner of photo shows gas line, and clamp, to left front headlight (radiator just mounted out of view left).
Yellow dots near clamps most visible.
by Drkbp
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about carbide generators
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Question about carbide generators

Since I was under there, I measured the speedometer hole punched in the right splash shield but couldn't get it to load just previous for some reason. It is 1-1/4" in diameter, smooth and flush with the shield. I moved the grommet and Stewart cable out of the way to measure. Frame of car is just to ...
by Drkbp
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about carbide generators
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Question about carbide generators

We talk about these every so often so I measured and took a picture of mine in the shop today.The running boards and splash shields are original 1913. The carbide generator holes have the diamond pattern "shortened" in front of them so the punch hits a flat spot. Slight indentation on the top and a ...
by Drkbp
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about carbide generators
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Question about carbide generators

Yes, a Victor generator may have been placed on a car with E&J lamps. The 4-hole (bottom tank) spacing is 5" c-c side to side (like the T running board) and 5-1/4" c-c in the other direction along the running board. They are the same and whatever was on the line was used. This orients the bottom tan...
by Drkbp
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gaslight Drive Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Gaslight Drive Last Night

I'm using a POL tank. Too convenient. It's the 40 cubic foot tank and lasts 26 hours on our T lamps. Ford shipped Model T No. 1 with a Prest-O-Lite tank Oct. 1908, OEM. The POL was an upgrade but I have no idea if there was a charge, or maybe POL furnished Ford an empty tank to exchange for a filled...
by Drkbp
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gaslight Drive Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Gaslight Drive Last Night

Here is a couple more at the shop.

I guess the jewels on the side lights are supposed to tell you they are lit.
The 115's have the blue side light which does add to the driver side visibility.
by Drkbp
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gaslight Drive Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Gaslight Drive Last Night

Weather has been beautiful here so I took the '14 out late yesterday afternoon. Had to go to Walgreens, HEB and to pick up some health food at the pizza place. After the first stop, cars were lighting up so I stopped in a turn lane and lit the lamps. Did HEB and decided to drive around west Houston ...
by Drkbp
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T

Here is an interior of the Dodge shop 1903,
a correction to the article
and the other building photo you may be thinking about.
by Drkbp
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Where did Dodge brothers make parts for the Model T

Here is an April 1903 location.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... up&seq=364

They were a very successful operation at the time.
by Drkbp
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

Hudson, The local welding supply houses have them, Praxair & Airgas. I find the Prest-O-Lite tanks with the off-center valve are mixed in with the other "B" tanks. You have to look carefully to spot them. This rack had two and I took the one in the back corner. The POL center right has the fine valv...
by Drkbp
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

Bud is correct! If you wish to use the generator, follow the "Useful Hints." in the instructions above. I've read the moisture carries lime and can plug the gas burner jets. They are tiny!! If you plug the back jet, I would imagine your Mangin will be cracked in just a few minutes. I have burned the...
by Drkbp
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

Dan, My Victor is NOS and the picture of the instruction sheet wasn't clear so I typed it where it could be read (below). This doesn't look seem too clear either when posted. :? It refers to the "hook" valve which is the style Victor used. The one you posted is Corcoran. Thomas Corcoran owned both V...
by Drkbp
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

Dan, Looking great! Carbide produces about 4 cubic feet of acetylene gas per pound. If you are using 3/4 burners (standard for our T lamps) you should get about 2-1/2 hours out of a pound. The clip below is out of the 1904 "Acetylene Journal". Carbide does go in the basket like you have it. I have a...
by Drkbp
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

George, KW also made the "AUTO LOCK" switch for the 1913/1914 coil box. The only difference is "AUTO LOCK" stamped just above the lower mounting screw. I have both and the internals are the same. Also, the locking KW switches don't have the same internals as a regular Ford metal coil box switch but ...
by Drkbp
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.

Photo #16 - "This car donated by Raymond Pearson..."
Houston automobile dealer that started with Ford in 1922.
Photograph taken on Main Street and Texas Avenue with
the Rice Hotel in the background.
by Drkbp
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.

Great photographs! Last photo is a Ford Motor Company sponsored "Stock Chassis Racer", 38 car that was entered in the Elgin Nationals, Fox River Trophy, August 26, 1910. The driver is James Hatch and his Mechanician William Gruener, Ford employees, and was taken during a practice run before the race...
by Drkbp
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any info on the very first Model T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: Any info on the very first Model T?

I believe this is from #1 and seems to say that
the motor was changed as discussed above.
Maybe someone has a better copy.
E&J lamps and a Prest-O-Lite tank.
by Drkbp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Gas Lamps Coming Back to Life
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: 13T - Gas Lamps Coming Back to Life

Looking good! I did the same and got my kerosene lamps working first on my '14. The three "square" lamps really aid in making you more visible from the side and back during the low-light times, early and late in the day. Easily adds an hour of driving time to either end of the day! Only takes a minu...
by Drkbp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carbide Generator Make
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

There seem to be two variations of Victor Black & Brass generators. A smooth top water tank (early) and an embossed (late) with the identification. It seems the late Victor is the only Black & Brass generator used on Fords to carry identification. Some "early" Victor's may have brass clamps but I ha...
by Drkbp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Position of burner

To help line up the burner, I use a dab of pipe dope on the threads of the burner base to keep the acetylene from leaking around base of the burner. I like my burners "snug" on the base but not so tight I can't reach in there with my fingers and line up the flame when lit. I have a burner that makes...
by Drkbp
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carbide Generator Make
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: 13T - Carbide Generator Make

John Brown.

Does it have the insides?

Looks like a nice one.

Ken
by Drkbp
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Running Board _FS
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: 1913-25 Running Board _FS

You are correct: The two holes are 11/32" in diameter and spaced 5"c-c. All 1913 and 1914's. They are "punched" down and leave a slight ridge around the edge under the running board. All boards were punched, so the holes are found both sides. Late 1912's should be punched also but the logo runs the ...
by Drkbp
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Mine is 18-23/32" - I don't seem to see the number but it could be there. Where is it located? It is the adjusting rod that was in the touring when I got it so I don't know if it is the correct one. I have a Kingston 4-ball and the tines drop well into the round brass adjustment connector. The carbu...
by Drkbp
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: 13T - Coolant Temp and Initial Driving Experience

Darin, Sounds like you are fine. If you are still curious though, be sure the kitchen thermometer is accurate. I have a 1935 Ford V8 that uses thermostats so I've been checking them before installing for years. Here is how I check my thermometer: I used two NOS thermostats that are for my '35 Cabrio...
by Drkbp
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords

Neat photo, May 5, 1914.
The first two were shipped with a Prest-O-Lite tank.
by Drkbp
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: prestolite gas
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: prestolite gas

The tank you're looking for is a 40-cubic foot acetylene "B" tank with the valve offset of center. I find them mixed in with regular acetylene "B" tanks at the local welding supply houses, Airgas and Praxair. You can lay these tanks horizontal on your running board with the valve at "12 o'clock". Th...
by Drkbp
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Gene,

I agree with you on the red for the acetylene gas hose.

If you look at the last photo I posted, the gas line hoses appear
much like the radiator hoses which are red.

Certainly not cream, or white, like the tires in that photo.

Do you have your Mangin mirrors?

Ken in Texas
by Drkbp
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Gene, Covered in the link you have... There is only the one clamp and when I checked my car it was still in place so I used it. The only other piece is the brass "rear gas line" which is 44" long. One of the reasons Ford used small clamps was to avoid introducing air (oxygen) into the acetylene line...
by Drkbp
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 09-10
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: 09-10

The second photo above is very much like the early car I'll post below.
Other than being very dirty and the top not being on the car, seems very much the same.
Two pedal, 2 bolt mounts, lamps and all.
Also, seems the building in the background of both photos may be the Piquette Avenue Plant.
by Drkbp
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my TT overheating?
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: Is my TT overheating?

Scott, I believe you pretty well have your answer but I thought I would mention a rather easy way to check radiator and carb setting in your driveway with a kitchen thermometer. I use that same thermometer to check my 160 degree thermostats for my '35 Ford cabriolet. The V8 stats open at 160 so the ...
by Drkbp
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 2874

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

I have Ron Gocek 1/2" hose on my '14 for about 5 years running off a Prest-O-Lite B tank. My concern has been about cracking/leaks where it rubs on the metal 3 places-radiator & splash shield. OK so far, but I wouldn't run that RG hose through a drilled 1/2" hole which may cut it. I don't think the ...
by Drkbp
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights

Alex, It seems like E&J was one of Ford's favorite lamp suppliers in the U.S. and location probably had a lot to do with it. I would imagine that Ford would use whatever lamps were available, in a pinch, to ship the cars. The well established E&J plant was located only 3 miles away from the Picquett...
by Drkbp
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Hill Climb Car

Appears to be a photograph of Mr. Kessler (?) at the wheel of a 1910 Model T - Stock Car-$1,200 and under. The races were sanctioned by the American Automobile Association and the Model T raced in the "price" divisions of the Stock Cars. Saturday, 30 July 1910, races reported in the Sunday news. For...
by Drkbp
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - KW Coil Box Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: 13T - KW Coil Box Switch

Here is a little earlier K-W "AUTOLOCK" with a brass cover I have on my car. K-W also made a Master Vibrator with the same switch but the cover is stamped "MASTER VIBRATOR". The base of both of these look like a regular '13/'14 Model T metal coil box switch but the inside is different. Patent date i...
by Drkbp
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

At this show, the 1909 Coupe is sitting in the corner next to the column.
The horn on the coupe is located on the passenger side.
It has E&J three tier side lights and headlights like the others.
Rare one.
by Drkbp
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: 1909 E&J 3 tier flared front sidelights

You have probably seen this one.
by Drkbp
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Early RPU
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: Old Photo Early RPU

Nice photo Herb!
Still using his gas headlights with a Victor carbide generator.
The"hook" type water indicator and vertical tank clamps clearly visible.
by Drkbp
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Here is another photograph of the 1913 "California 88655" car Russ first posted above.
Seems to have a set of Black & Brass "John Brown 19 style" headlamps that have been electrified.
The front fenders may be the short bill early style as well.
by Drkbp
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 2768

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Just a little drift from the trim piece..... Drawing 116 in the Drop Box had an interesting "Also 3 13/16 eng" note added in the left lower corner. A reference to the 3-13/16" bore x 5" stroke, 228.3 cubic inch engine that Frank Kulich raced as the 3 Car against the Mason 6 Car in the June 1912 Algo...
by Drkbp
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 3089

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

Appears to be the same two trucks and drivers in each photo. Took a shot of each dumping.
Almost looks like the driver with the white shirt has shades on.
Cool photos. 8-)
by Drkbp
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was fast. High resolution photo of Fords and other racers, 1911 Hill Climb
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

Re: That was fast. High resolution photo of Fords and other racers, 1911 Hill Climb

Rob, Thanks for driving us cross eyed!! :D Great street photograph (and others of course)..! Can any of y'all tell what number the other Case is behind the 52 car? It seems to have a 9 on the fuel tank?? Jagersburger was driving the 37 car but I can't see it. He drove a "tooth" Case in the Indy but ...
by Drkbp
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911

Rob, You are absolutely correct that the 12 car had entered a (Division) C race. You are also correct the Elis Joubert 13 car (Class B) was also entered in the same 161 to 230 displacement (Division) C races as Frank Kulick. Elis Joubert didn't start but that makes no difference. He was registered, ...
by Drkbp
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911

The New Orleans Mardi Gras racer, 12 car pictured above, was a A.A.A. Class 2B "Stock Chassis Racer". There is nothing in that photograph that I can see that would indicate otherwise. Please comment if you see something. The term "stock" doesn't mean a chassis off the assembly line in a literal sens...
by Drkbp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911

Wayne, Others will probably have photos even though that history is hard to come by. Rob is the best in getting great photos! However, the 1911 A.A.A. Rules allow "Stock Cars" and "Stock Chassis Racers" to have any ratio that will "fit in the standard production pumpkin". The sky is the limit on the...
by Drkbp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911

Rob, you're moving ninety miles an hour.... :lol: To answer your Stock vs. Non-Stock question in your 9:34 am post...and your "renumber the cars" during the events comment a little later.... 1911 A.A.A. Rules apply in this meet at Algonquin so: STOCK VS. NON-STOCK 1. A.A.A. Stock chassis racers qual...
by Drkbp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911

Rob, I believe you may be confusing the 1912 Algonquin with the 1911 regarding the 228/410's. I'll check what I have. Also, there were six different Fords that raced in the 1911 Algonquin. Lanahan was first listed as driver in the Stock Ford chassis 49 car but Gruener ended up being the driver of re...
by Drkbp
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 3330

Re: Is this a Model T? Algonquin Hill Climb 1911

Rob, Great photos! In your first photo, it appears we are looking at the rear of the 389.9 cubic inch "42 car" after the race, or at least the morning run. That is the torn "tie on" 42 number hanging down on each side of the pumpkin. ;) The "64 car" is the small fuel tank 389.9 cubic inch Kulick dro...
by Drkbp
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

Early V8.
Probably fit my '35 oil pan drain plug. ;)
by Drkbp
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

Colin,

Does your '12 radiator have the 1/2" gas hose holes in the side plates near the bottom?

Ken
by Drkbp
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

Ed, Thanks for the June 9, 1913, early date. I assume you have the metal coil box? If so, pretty well confirms the switch to the new coil begun in March 1913 was over by June 1913. The new coil won't fit the wood coil box. Same here on the '13 fenders, pipe plug engine, two piece drive shaft housing...
by Drkbp
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

Jeff, You are probably referring to the note below dated July 1, 1913. It has been a while since we discussed these early 1914 style Touring cars. Most likely brought about by the weak design of the 1913 style Touring bodies. I have 312,4XX which is a July 1913 and it is a 1914 style Beaudette Touri...
by Drkbp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towncar-Old Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Towncar-Old Photo

The Town Car photo Scott posted above was in the New York Auto show that ran from December 31, 1908 through January 7, 1909. Ford had all five body styles shown. The Coupe and Touring car are behind the Town Car, Roadster and Laundaulet. The row of Fords along the aisle are two-pedal so I imagine th...
by Drkbp
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head, no Ford on it
Replies: 12
Views: 2541

Re: Low head, no Ford on it

Joe, I believe I have one of the heads you describe. Just took the pictures below. I ran it on my July 1913 Touring (U.S.) until I could get the correct head. Low head, "thumbprint" combustion chamber with a "3 - 18" which should indicate March 18th ___(no year). What appeared to be a similar/matchi...
by Drkbp
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

Ford worked a strong newspaper advertising program with their dealers.
Here is another "Cheaper Than A Horse" add.
May/June period of 1908, Winona, Minnesota
by Drkbp
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 3203

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Looks like a nice runabout and I would love to have it. :) It does appear to have a very faded 1980 Texas Vehicle Inspection sticker that would expire in August of 1981. With that plate, seems to indicate the car was street legal in Texas in 1980-81. Looks like a "runner"! Just needs a top and a qui...
by Drkbp
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps

Thanks for posting the variation of the spade mount. The mount on the right appears to be a casting? The Victor Lamp Company and Corcoran Company were both owned by Thomas Corcoran and some of his brothers. The Victor "1" lamps seem to be a set that Mr. Corcoran could get together quickly to get a p...
by Drkbp
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?

Ivan, The 20 inch tank is called a "B" tank at the welding supply houses where I find a few Prest-O-Lite offset valve tanks mixed in with the regular tanks. They are not the old style tank with the pressure gauge on the bottom which can't be filled here in the U.S. Marty, Keith has shown the best pe...
by Drkbp
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 8203

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

The real highlight of the day is the "50 second track record" for our guy against "Wild" Bob Burman with the V radiator Ford Special racer pictured above! :) And the $1,000 bill... :D But there was another couple of great races easier to see in another news clip of the days events. ;) (Red dots on a...
by Drkbp
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 4138

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

Interesting post. Although I'm not quite 100% ambidextrous, I use whichever hand is "most convenient" to whatever I am doing; wrench, screwdriver, hammer, drawing etc. Years ago when I brought my first T home, a 1914, I had to crank it to get it off the trailer. I used the left hand which "seemed" t...
by Drkbp
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 2402

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

As Allan says, Mangin mirror reflector.

Gas is about as simple and reliable as it could get using a Prest-O-Lite setup :) .
by Drkbp
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 3536

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

Ed, Beautiful car! I have one of those "1913's" with a 1914 style body. I suspect yours is a Beaudette body touring.? ;) There will be a "B" on the kick panel if it is a Beaudette. They also have the bead along the lower edge of the rear tub. Apparently, the 1914 style touring car began to appear du...
by Drkbp
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart speedometer chains
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Stewart speedometer chains

If your swivel and speedometer are functioning properly, be sure and "lay the chain" prior to attaching to the speedometer head or you invite a jam and broken link. To flip the links all in the same direction: Insert chain in the housing, attach both clutches to chain and screw cable onto swivel. Le...
by Drkbp
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting almost matching numbers.
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Interesting almost matching numbers.

Allan,

Is the transmission stub shaft dated?

Ken P
by Drkbp
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New T owner with a few questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3938

Re: New T owner with a few questions

Lorien, The John Brown 16's also "fit" your runabout. You have plenty of headlights! :) I have a set on a my July 1913 '14 style touring. Most important part is the Mangin mirrors in them. The mirrors will also fit the Victor lamps that are on your car. A fellow has a post on the HCCA that he goes t...
by Drkbp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New T owner with a few questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3938

Re: New T owner with a few questions

Do not try to move the windshield until until you turn the driver side hinge over the other way. It is on backwards.
The passenger side windshield hinge is on correct for it to fold to the rear. ;)

Then we can talk about a nice looking '14 :) with some Victor lamps we have to get lit! :D

Ken P
by Drkbp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Re: OLD PHOTO - Brass Era - Outback In A Ford

Seems to be a 1915/16 chassis. Looks like it has the enlarged top radiator tank that was probably Australian. Maybe one of folks from there can comment on those. It does appear to have fork mounted electric headlights and three tier square kerosene side lamps. Canadian cars used spade mount side lam...
by Drkbp
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Phot- An early Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 3741

Re: Old Phot- An early Model T

I have some Victor gas lamps like that and I believe lamps with the additional reflector are called "double reflector". They do look larger but it may just be the additional silvered rim behind the glass.
by Drkbp
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!

Greg, I use a acetylene regulator to check my burners before I put them in the headlight. I put the burner in a small vise and run a hose to it, crack the regulator to about 3 psi and check that they burn correctly. A small in line valve before the burner helps when you use tank acetylene. The burne...
by Drkbp
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!

Greg, It sounds like you have some burners that have been used with a carbide generator and have a slight lime buildup at the port opening. That will make the gas jet off center to hit the other jet on the burner. Also, check the two side ports on each tip and be sure they are clear. I have had some...
by Drkbp
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special Racer, it's about a wrap.
Replies: 17
Views: 3120

Re: Ford Special Racer, it's about a wrap.

Beautiful!! :)
Love your idea about the magnetic numbers. I vote for "12".. :D
Get your goggles ready!! 8-)
by Drkbp
Thu May 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo
Replies: 10
Views: 2594

Re: Old photo

Great photograph. Looks like a real Ford Delivery Car. :shock: Maybe one of the folks can comment further on that. :? It does have a Prest-O-Lite tank for the headlights which appear to be E&J. The sidelights are John Brown 100's and the front fenders appear to be 1913 style. Looks like the horn is ...
by Drkbp
Sun May 26, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Deflector?
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Exhaust Deflector?

I believe you are correct and it also protects the Stewart speedometer.
You can see the cable running from behind the shield to the right front wheel where the road gear is mounted.
The exhaust pipes appear to be the tapered like the early tail pipe.
Great photograph of an early Ford Model T racer.
by Drkbp
Sat May 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest

Rob, It doesn't mean that the 141 cubic inch motor wasn't used at all. Just not in that race, that's all. The 1910 A.A.A. Rules you posted were just a short version. Here is the full blown A.A.A. Rules for 1911: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015080121703;view=1up;seq=548 Stock cars ca...
by Drkbp
Sat May 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest

Rob, To answer your question (your May 19 post), the “Class B” refers to the "Class B Stock car" races at Winnipeg. The races were being conducted under A.A.A. Stock Car rules. The other cars listed with the Ford are “Stock car” racers and the Ford Roach is driving has to be a 176.7 cubic inch Ford ...
by Drkbp
Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 292 cubic inch Model T engine is going together.
Replies: 22
Views: 4475

Re: 1910 292 cubic inch Model T engine is going together.

That is really looking nice! 8-)
Lean, mean, racing machine!! :P

Ken P
by Drkbp
Mon May 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest

Rob, The one that got wrecked where the mechanic was killed is what I have in my notes. I believe you have them flipped. The wreck was the 4-1/2" x 4-3/4" engine racer built for the French Grand Prix race, which is a 302.2 cubic inch displacement Ford Special Depasse entered. It was in the New York ...
by Drkbp
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest

Rob, You are really good at chasing this information down. Don't stop. It helps to dig out the other tid-bits as we read through the material. Great fun and fascinating stuff. Have to explore this stuff because it's the only way to figure it out, maybe! :lol: I think Roach raced but they only gave f...
by Drkbp
Mon May 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Ford special racing motor description- starting with the smallest

The race entries for the Kirkfield Winnipeg Races, dated 17 September 1910, leave something to be desired. ;) The Motor Age Race Summary after the race clears up the Ford running in the 231 to 300 class. It didn't. :o The Ford was entered in the Dunlop Trophy 25 Mile "Free For All", not the "231 to ...
by Drkbp
Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-What happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Isn't that a photo of the Johnstown flood of 1936?

KP
by Drkbp
Mon May 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?

Dobbin eyeing three ladies in the electric.
Back seat driver got its start right there. :lol:
by Drkbp
Mon May 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: What is the difference between Town Car and Landaullette?

Here are two photographs of a 1909 stuck in the mud. :(

KP
by Drkbp
Mon May 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?

Thank you Trent, The car on the left does appear to have a wood type Troy windshield. Too small to tell, of course. Someone with better computer skills than I possess may generate a better image. There is a photograph in the Ford Times (Summer or Fall 1912 issue) of a 1913 Model T touring car displa...
by Drkbp
Mon May 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?

Great photograph of the Detroit Gas Company Building in 1908 ... Shorpy this morning.
Is the runabout in front of the bicycle a Ford? :?:
First cup of coffee so eyes may still be off center too. :)

Link to the photograph:

https://www.shorpy.com/node/24740?size= ... al#caption
by Drkbp
Sun May 12, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another neat photo
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: Another neat photo

Great photograph!
Very fine detail, please post more of these.
The plate appears to be "3-148 DC 1919" :shock:
A hundred years sure goes by in a hurry
by Drkbp
Fri May 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Rob, I hear you on the first cup of coffee! :) We had golf ball size hail storm at my Houston place last night and lost power, mess, house and one automobile damaged. :o :( There was only one Ford Motor Company driver, Frank Kulick, that reported to the A.A.A. officials by 20 February 1911, had his ...
by Drkbp
Fri May 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Rob,
Thank you for the summary.
Write-up is wrong in another place! :o
Mixed photos. :lol:
You gotta watch'em! ;)
He's running a lower neck 1910 radiator.
I think we are going to come up with a 161 to 230 cubic inch Ford Special in 1910. Just ;) watch
KP
by Drkbp
Fri May 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Racer drawing mystery - any idea what this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: Ford Racer drawing mystery - any idea what this is?

Rob,

It's noted on the drawing and is the profile of the 7/16" deep part through the center line.
The thickness of the casting is also given, 1/16".
Also, give us a name for the dash can. :)

KP
by Drkbp
Fri May 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Racer drawing mystery - any idea what this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: Ford Racer drawing mystery - any idea what this is?

Rob, Well, there you go! I didn't notice the elongated port on your can before. :o We had a bad hail storm last night and I just came back in. I was going to add to the earlier post that if you hadn't cut the hole in the Dash can you could position it with the surround. If you already went by the Fo...
by Drkbp
Fri May 10, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Racer drawing mystery - any idea what this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: Ford Racer drawing mystery - any idea what this is?

Rob, I looked at those drawings last night and the two caps may be for a fuel/oil tank like is on what we have been calling the 49 car. I have clipped it below. The photo isn't very big but look right behind Frank's left arm. See how the cap sits up on the tank filler nozzle riser. The cap seems to ...
by Drkbp
Thu May 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Dan, Rob,
That's Rice racing the 6 car at the 1910 Algonquin. He wins! :D
Gruener is there too and he races the 5 car.
by Drkbp
Thu May 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Wayne, We have better records available than I would have imagined regarding Ford car numbers at New Orleans…. I tried hard to condense this but it is long. The Short Answer paragraph covers the car number issue, but if you are into detail, it follows. However, it does cover one of Ford’s greatest r...
by Drkbp
Tue May 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Forgot to add :( If we see some action photographs one day, we'll know where they were taken. Michigan State Fair Grounds track and Frank Kulick can make that Varooom up and down Woodward he talks about. :lol: Woodward seems to have been another of his race tracks. :!: The "50 second mile" Ford Spec...
by Drkbp
Tue May 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

I don't know about that. You are waaay ahead of us! :lol: Varoooom! Great project! I believe it is just a publicity photograph to promote, or report, the Hawthorne Race Card in Chicago. It could be another track somewhere else but doesn’t really matter. The photo Bucket I picked up on another site 6...
by Drkbp
Mon May 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 9928

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Young Edsel has a non-Ford mag, no spark lever. Empty coil box makes a good glove box, 8-) …. like the 32 car (Elgin August 29, 1911) has a coil box but you see the Bosch mag next to radiator with its side piece missing. Note “bulge” on bonnet under belt-buckle. Bulges to clear magneto show better o...