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by Mike Royster
Thu May 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 brass radiator, what other years will it fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 286

1916 brass radiator, what other years will it fit?

I have 2 spare old brass radiators (both leak) that came with my 1916 Runabout and a fellow wants them, but what other years will it fit? I think 1915 but unsure before that. Could not find it on the MTFCA facts page.

Thank you,
Mike Royster
by Mike Royster
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- Model T truck
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Old photo- Model T truck

1916 I do believe.
by Mike Royster
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 2105

Re: To coat or not to coat?

I've used Kwik Poly for years on car gas tanks and hit and miss engine tanks with great results. I get my tank clean first then dry it, and once your pour the 2 part epoxy in you have to start spinning it immediately as it sets up in minutes. It's great stuff!
by Mike Royster
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: wood spokes

If you don't have the time/energy to do your own, Noah Stutzman does superior work.
by Mike Royster
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2072

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

If you decide to do it yourself I can tell you I have had great success with gas tanks from cars and hit-and-miss engines by doing the following. 1. Wash the gas tank out thoroughly. 2. Fill the tanks with distilled white vinegar and let it sit. Over a period of days all the rust will be cut loose. ...
by Mike Royster
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 4590

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Nice car, welcome to the T world.
by Mike Royster
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rob has a cover car
Replies: 15
Views: 2141

Re: Rob has a cover car

Just read the article and Rob did a great job, as usual. The pictures make the car come off the page. What a beauty!
by Mike Royster
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Hard starting: sometimes the answer is simple

Had an old mechanic tell me one day "99% of all carburetor problems were electrical." I have found it often to be so!
by Mike Royster
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens axle reamer
Replies: 14
Views: 1469

Re: Stevens axle reamer

I sincerely appreciate all the replies. Not only are the spindle bolts and bushings shot, but the holes in the axle yokes are actually elongated and therefore need to be reamed and bushed as well. I would not feel comfortable with new spindle bushings and bolts without addressing the worn out axle y...
by Mike Royster
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stevens axle reamer
Replies: 14
Views: 1469

Stevens axle reamer

Does the Model T Ford Museum loan tools to members? The front end of my 1916 Runabout is worn out and I need a Stevens axle reamer to complete the job. Don't really want to spend $800.00 for the one on Ebay for a one time job. Any help or suggestions is appreciated.
Thanks,
Mike
by Mike Royster
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Leaf Springs Question
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: New Leaf Springs Question

George, good catch. I did not even notice his was a 27!

Anybody got a 16 spring they don't need? Or know where I can get one?

Thanks,
Mike
by Mike Royster
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Leaf Springs Question
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: New Leaf Springs Question

Raymond:

If you end up buying new springs I would like one of your rear leaf springs, just one. I am rebuilding the rear end on my 1916 Runabout and found the 3rd spring from the bottom is broken through the center bolt. I'd be happy to purchase one.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mike Royster
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 4398

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

When installing the battery I make a make 2 intersecting loops (one from each direction) out of 3/8" nylon rope. Easy to lift in and out.
by Mike Royster
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 6668

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Well, if you get a T you better be a friendly type person. Everybody waves, they hang out their windows to take pictures, the Google Earth guy stopped me and of course I gave him a ride. I have a 1916 Runabout and have enjoyed every minute in it. It is extremely reliable and so much fun to drive. As...
by Mike Royster
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 3520

Re: IT LIVES...

I like everything about it. Good color scheme, nice lines. I'd be proud to own it. Well done!
by Mike Royster
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 3286

Re: Last Doolittle Raider

It made my local paper in Shelby NC!!
by Mike Royster
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 20
Views: 2424

Re: free starts

I found Russ's comment true for my 16 as well. Free starts were common to me until I did a valve and ring job on the engine. Never since!
by Mike Royster
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 10362

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

John: Steve is right about cleaning your tank. If it's easy to take off the car that's great, but if not you can wash it out with water and a pressure nozzle on your hose. Then put a plug in it and pour in ten gallons of distilled white vinegar and let it sit for a week. Check on it from time to tim...
by Mike Royster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 7681

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

Mary Lou, after my mother's mother. Beautiful, dependable and a pleasure to be around.