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by MikeSommers
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: is a resistor needed in a 12 volt system

Wait a second... I have owned a '13 Touring for 6 years running a 12 volt system, driven it hundreds of miles, and never had a problem with burning out the coils. I also follow this Forum even closer than I monitor the "People of Wal-Mart" site, and this is the first time that I have ever read about...
by MikeSommers
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: HELP!!! I Need a Pair of 1913 Sill Reinforcement Brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 196

HELP!!! I Need a Pair of 1913 Sill Reinforcement Brackets

I have a 1913 Touring, and am in need of the reinforcement brackets that Ford provided to fix that problem. Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Mike Sommers
by MikeSommers
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1598

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

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by MikeSommers
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Summer time family pix
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Summer time family pix

Great picture!
But who is that guy in the yellow shirt.
John, your enthusiasm both from a family level and from a club basis is infectious.
Clearly, your Model T is a "Smile Machine".
Mike
by MikeSommers
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 2018

Re: Top install question

Preventing wrinkles is deceptively simple. Spray scotch adhesive to the inside curve of the bows and then apply the fabric. Once it has dried, you can stretch and wrap the fabric up over the outside edge, stapling as you go. Only wrap the fabric almost halfway across the outside edge, so when you wr...
by MikeSommers
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Andre,
I am not sure of what you are saying. The thread you are referencing is probably from where my friend saw the gap in the bands. I am assuming that you feel this is a good way to do Kevlar bands.
Mike
by MikeSommers
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Lads, Thanks for the feedback. The statements about original Ford bands ring hollow when you consider the difference between cotton and Kevlar bands. I guess what I am asking is, if members feel that having that separation of band material would allow for better oil perfusion, and hence, protection ...
by MikeSommers
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

I am in the process of replacing the bands in my '13 Touring. A friend of mine sent me the photograph below showing a gap in the bands. The picture came from the website of Kohnke Re-babbiting. Clearly Mr. Kohnke is a Model T expert, which gives him great credibility. What is the opinion of other ex...
by MikeSommers
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 6499

Re: Post your favorite sign

When we lived in Melbourne Australia we came upon this sign...
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by MikeSommers
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

Thanks Dan, I thought about that, and a friend in our Model T club (KCChuggers) reminded me that even in an axle break, if you had disc brakes, the calipers would prevent the wheel from coming off. I resisted the thought of disc brakes... but then, Frank drove home the wisdom, "safety trumps authent...
by MikeSommers
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

Allan,
I believe these are not ball bearings, but rather timkin. They seem a bit pricey, but why not use the best technology available, especially if it doesn't affect the look of the car.
by MikeSommers
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

I am referring to the rear axle bearings...
by MikeSommers
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealed Rear Axle Bearings
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Sealed Rear Axle Bearings

Are the sealed inner and outer bearings worth the expense? I have never talked to someone who has them, so I am wondering about the users' experience on this forum.
Regards,
Mike
by MikeSommers
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing a Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Towing a Model T

Whenever I am driving our Model T on a busy highway, my wife serves as the "caution" vehicle, following me with her caution lights flashing. In the event of having a breakdown, it might be advantageous to be able to tow the car to, let's say... a service station. I certainly realize that towing a Mo...
by MikeSommers
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Explosion and death cannot occur if you are using a true epoxy coating (one which uses a part "A" and a part "B"). It does not 'dry', but rather a chemical reaction 'cures' the coating. There is no outgassing as with traditional coverings such as oil based paints.
Mike
by MikeSommers
Thu May 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Almost 10 years ago I applied a product called EPOXY-COAT on the floors of my garage and workshop. It covered well and has held up to a lot of abuse. I must admit that in a couple of places, where I did not clean the floor well, the coating has been compromised. I used two coats, applied using the '...
by MikeSommers
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Hubcaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3360

Re: 1912-1913 Hubcaps

Please pardon my ignorance... but how would I go about applying this black oxide background to my hub caps? I looked online and all the methods I saw were dipping the part and turning everything black.

Any insights?

Thanks,
Mike
by MikeSommers
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sharing the road with an Amish buggy!
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Re: Sharing the road with an Amish buggy!

I never realized that there were Amish in Australia...
Mike
by MikeSommers
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-skids vs standard tread
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Non-skids vs standard tread

I have "NON SKID"s on my '13 Touring. It does not matter how fast they wear, my experience is that women really find them very 'sexy'. I always get lustful looks, wanton gazes, and proposals for me to come 'back to their places', when they see me with my car & white non-skids. Unfortunately, their '...
by MikeSommers
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 3849

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

Darren,
I don't think your horn is period correct. All the '13s I have seen have a bulb horn (which looks better than the A-U-GA mechanical horn). I don't know what year they started using the later horns.
Mike
by MikeSommers
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 3849

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

My U.S.'13 has a block date of April 3, 1913. It had a metal coil box, but it I was told that there was an 'upgrade' program that allowed owners to swap out their old box and coils for a new and improved metal box and coils. I talked to RV Anderson, and he felt that an April 1913 T would have been b...
by MikeSommers
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could be FORD ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Re: Could be FORD ?

I found this list on the Kohnke Rebabbiting web site. The number of companies listed amazed me. Many of them are hyperlinked, so clicking on the name will get you additional information. I cannot verify the accuracy, but it appears to be the best list I have ever seen. Use the address below. http://...
by MikeSommers
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 3322

Re: Sand Blasting a Model T

I was at a Model T event and talked to a guy who used a service that had a sand blaster that used high pressure water with the sand suspended in the liquid. No heating problems., and no silica floating around. He said the guy franchised the unit, which was on a trailer. I don't remember the name. Mike
by MikeSommers
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gary Hylton
Replies: 10
Views: 2534

Re: Gary Hylton

Gary was a founding member of the Kansas City Model T Club, the KC Chuggers. He had three Model T’s, each of which showed a different side to this impressive gentleman. His ’11 Touring was impeccably restored, and completely lacked and dings or dust, since he only took it out for club get-togethers ...
by MikeSommers
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Owners of '13 Ts
Replies: 12
Views: 2380

Re: Owners of '13 Ts

I could be suffering from a Trump/Altzimers moment... but as I recall, when I got my top from Classtique, they provided all the fasteners. Following their directions... it all went together well.
Mike
by MikeSommers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires
Replies: 23
Views: 3283

Re: White tires

In the post (2 above) a member posted a screen shot of a product that whitens whitewalls (so of course it would whiten tires). The wording on the screen shot was somewhat vague, without the product, the company, the address, the price, or anything relevant being mentioned. I Googled the phone number...
by MikeSommers
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T 1913 Help with engine number
Replies: 34
Views: 4298

Re: Model T 1913 Help with engine number

I am sure that your block was cast at 9:00 in the morning... hence the'9'. Most bureaucrats respond favorably to solid logic, so this is reasonable.
by MikeSommers
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheelie Car Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Re: Wheelie Car Question

When I was just a kid, I rode in my uncle's car in the local parade a couple times. His car had a small gas tank above the block. I don't think he worried about engine lubrication, because my uncle and three big guys is the back seat were well lubricated. He had two brake levers and an industrial ca...
by MikeSommers
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 8800

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

His name is Clarence. Why? Because an"uncle" (who was called 'Cap') was a big Model T enthusiast. When I was 12, I was often the designated driver, due to his incapacitation. He claimed the 1913 T was the best year, since it was the last year before the assembly line. My '13 is also my best friend. ...