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by George Hand
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory tops
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Factory tops

I had read somewhere maybe Bruce's book, that body's provided by vendors may have been received already trimmed with upholstery did that include the folding top?? George
by George Hand
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

Corey, Ryan has indicated that his "bitsi" car has no starter or generator, he is looking to run the lights w/o a dimmer & use the magneto for lights & a magneto horn. George
by George Hand
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Cam/TIming Gear(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: WTB Cam/TIming Gear(s)

I also have a nos fiber gear, but I will not use it on any of the generator engines, I am saving it for my non generator engine. George
by George Hand
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

Ryan, You say no starter, so now I am to take it that the "hogshead" is pre starter or does it have block off plates. I am sure someone closer to you may have a non starter coil box(the later ones w/o the brass front plate are not very desirable) to donate for the cost of shipping. George
by George Hand
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

I am confused as well, First off you have a Starter, do you have a workable/working generator as well? The no switch coil boxes for a T came out for the '19 model year. By the 1922 model year onward non starter switches were mounted on the dash (panel) as shown by the photo posted by Cory Walker sam...
by George Hand
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: 1911 rear axle

Philip, I believe the "guts" from a later rear axle will work, your friend will need an Enclosed pinion spool for the early axle halves. George
by George Hand
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1196

Re: What name have you given your T

Stanley.jpg
We only named one of them our homemade pickup, Stanley. Named by the kids from next door visiting relatives at the RV park in Florida.
by George Hand
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!

Brent, I am unable to open your 2 photo links. George
by George Hand
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!

Dan, I agree that stripe looks orange, but it is rust bleeding thru. On the drivers side in a area toward the drivers door hinge the stripe appears to be golden, my guess is that it is cream. The cowl, under the dash & inside both seat frames & under the cardboard panel of the front seat frame all e...
by George Hand
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Henry, What is that poor car doing in the under brush? George
by George Hand
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: 1927 touring green?

Hello All, I did get some photos late this afternoon, they should have been taken closer to noon time because the sun is setting low this time of year so it is hard to get any decent photos. Susanne, Jim, I believe it looks more like "Ma Bell" AT&T green and not as dark as a VietNam era Olive Drab, ...
by George Hand
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: 1927 touring green?

Jim , It clearly is not the dark green shown in your picture or as represented on the 15,000,000th. car, there are plenty of spots that are in areas that should not have faded. Steve, Bruce's book while a great resource lacks any color chips to verify, I have gone around in circles looking at (for) ...
by George Hand
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: 1927 touring green?

Dan & Susanne, Thank you for your replies, and thank you to also to John, John & Jeff. Highland Green it is, at some point I will try to post a couple pictures. Dan it has the remains of the stripe, it looks like a straw but I am sure that it has aged with 93 years. I have been in the process of cle...
by George Hand
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

1927 touring green? Now with photos!

What would the paint color been called that is like an "olive drab" used on a very late '27 touring car. For all I can find it is the original color of the car. George
by George Hand
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: '27 fuel tank wanted.

Mike, I have one on the way, I should have updated my post here. Thank you George
by George Hand
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 t speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: 1914 t speedster

'14 may have been the number the Dart landed on on the wall calendar.
by George Hand
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: '27 fuel tank wanted.

George , I just sent you a PM, thanks
by George Hand
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would the possibility be?
Replies: 0
Views: 272

What would the possibility be?

I recently brought home a '27 Touring car that belongs to a friend, I am to get it running after a long sleep of 28 years. This car carries the NYS Insp. sticker I applied in1991 for his dad the owner, at the time it was a real nice late T. The owner a retired farmer down the road about 8 miles brou...
by George Hand
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IGNITION PROBLEM
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: IGNITION PROBLEM

Swap #1 coil with another & see if problem follows coil or stays at #1, when having coils rebuilt always have 5 done. George
by George Hand
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: '27 fuel tank wanted.

Joseph, I brought home a friends Touring car with the intent of getting it running it has sat 28 years & the tank is just nasty. One problem is he unfortunately is a serious victim of covid-19. I would be fronting any expense for a while. I know good tanks are getting hard to find & I think replacin...
by George Hand
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench

Mark, lets keep it in NY State, total with postage to 13141 if not already sold. Thanks
by George Hand
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

'27 fuel tank wanted.

May be looking for a nice clean fuel tank for a '27 Touring car. George
by George Hand
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1184

Re: Another newbie No Start

Eric, On a Model T timer wiring harness to ground can be caused by a wire terminal grounding against the timing gear cover. That would cause that coil to "buzz" with the key on, this does not sound like your issue. Sometimes a non firing coil (buzzing) can be caused by dirty terminals in the coil bo...
by George Hand
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...please read Sunday Oct 18th post

Donnie, I received my catalog this week, looks great, home you made it home from your tour without any more problems. George
by George Hand
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1184

Re: Another newbie No Start

Eric, I see a lot to digest here & not to confuse you more I want to add my 2 cents. MOST IMPORTANT TO ME IS SAFTEY, I am not a fan of starting a T in an enclosure. When I was able to use my neighbor's garage I always pushed my T's outside, it is not that hard. I always have a functional fire exting...
by George Hand
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1184

Re: Another newbie No Start

Eric, Looking at your photos you have one showing the manifold side of the engine, near the timing cover there is a 3017D generator block off plate in view indicating the block is a later than 1919 production. Look on the block below the manifolds & see if there is a single long valve chamber door w...
by George Hand
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...

Donnie, I put check in the mail. Thanks George
by George Hand
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21

Frank, So now for the 64 cent question, what firewall was used when this was put together? The one that came with the '21 body or a '15-6 style? George
by George Hand
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: What is the difference between wood and metal firewall for a 21

Frank, Just purchase a new reproduction firewall for a '19-22 with electric starter, most of the vendors have them in their catalogs (I gather your car has a starter), you may have to drill a few holes for the hood former screws (which you would have had to do anyways when you first put on the hood ...
by George Hand
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ROD CAPS WITH MINIMUM MEASUREMNT OF .660
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: WTB ROD CAPS WITH MINIMUM MEASUREMNT OF .660

Brent, .660-.770 that is good information to have, I have a set of caps still on the rods. The wrist pin end of the rods became rusty in storage so I bead blasted them, they were to become exchange cores but after cleaning they are very pitted at the pin end so I do not feel they would be received a...
by George Hand
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1303

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Solid shaft? Maybe the early ones by the look of the throttle lever this car has a Vaporizer Carburetor which would make it from a later '26-7. The wood firewall tells me it has a aftermarket body & not as supported as it was when it would have been in the "Original" car with a metal firewall & colu...
by George Hand
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1303

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Steve, Looks like it has been cracked for awhile, my guess would be excessive up & down steering column due to a week firewall at the column mounting. By the way I gather you have an early Mustang(s). I have a NY Rusty 6cyl. convertible warranty plate data date July 25th.
by George Hand
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons

The top ring groves for an Aluminum Model T Piston are .125", for the 265 ci chevy they are 5/64", oil rings are both 3/16th"
by George Hand
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

Off the internet, When was the car radio invented? The first car radio on record was fitted to the passenger door of a Ford Model T by 18-year-old George Frost, President of Lane High School radio Club, Chicago, and was in use by May 1922. The first commercially produced car radio was the Philco Tra...
by George Hand
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1366

Re: Coils not working

Take a piece of insulated wire and ground one end to the engine, take the other end and touch the top # 1 timer wire (on the firewall) with the key on battery, listen for a buzz, try the next wire to verify your connection. Send me a PM if toy care.
by George Hand
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1366

Re: Coils not working

Blaze, So you found that the # 1 coil does not buzz, as you said you have not swapped with a working coil, if you have not tried the swap yet take a grounded wire as I indicated in an earlier reply & ground the top wire on the firewall for cylinder # 1 with the key on bat. and see if you get a buzz,...
by George Hand
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1366

Re: Coils not working

Blaze, Have you defined what type of timer, or have i missed that, They are many styles of timers with the roller type this was what Ford supplied along with a lot of replacements, as previous indicated these are to be periodically lubricated with motor oil after an internal cleaning. Next would be ...
by George Hand
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to drill out and replace key cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: How to drill out and replace key cylinder

Dave, If you are replacing the ignition cylinder on an original switch expect to have to remove material on the outside of the replacement cylinder, unless the problem has been corrected the replacement cylinders are .010-.015 larger in diameter & will not fit original switch housings as is. If you ...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2022

Re: Drive shaft rust?

After retiring from my regular job at a new car dealership I took a part time position with a repair shop in the same town has my wife was working in, she was still working. In the shop was a prybar marked Ford with a square shank on one end, I had ask the owner if he knew where it came from he did ...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2022

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Looks like time to measure the shaft for wear. George
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "

Steve , Your inital response is what generated my reply.
"You didn't state the brand of your made-in-China tube, but I assume it's Hartford. I've been using Hartford tubes and they are fine. I am avoiding any more Custom Classic (India), which had a splitting problem."
George
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "

Steve, Both text & photo show tube made in USA, Roadster John should be able to follow your useful procedure anyway. George
by George Hand
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 2022

Re: Drive shaft rust?

I doubt that it can be turned down, from your picture it looks smaller than the diameter of the "U-joint" square already, find another or go to a machine shop & see if they can spray weld & grind back down. The local Engine Machine shop in my area does not spray weld but he grinds back and welds up ...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Rear inner brake band help

David, Your parking brake linings are not to be installed like the transmission band linings, the brass rivets are to be installed with the head of the rivet counter sunk into the linings. I would like to see a couple more pictures that show your installation. Where did you obtain your linings & wha...
by George Hand
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Rear inner brake band help

It looks to me like the replacement linings were installed over the original linings. that way your rivets will not have very much "crush" when seated7 and they will not stay in place. Also your lining to drum contact will be spotty and not very good. George
by George Hand
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak

Hello all, I doubt soaking my engine blocks will create a problem, I explored having the blocks oven baked but felt that it may make more problems with cracking which is what modern engine builders do with newer engine blocks. When I soaked the first block it did not remove rust to the point of bein...
by George Hand
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak

After giving my bare1920 engine block coolant cavity a vinegar soak for a week & wash I took it to have it bored for new .030 over aluminum pistons. I set the 1925 block on the bench for it's turn with the vinegar treatment, chunks of crud started to float to the top within a few minutes. As with th...
by George Hand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1580

Re: Looking for info on points

I doubt you will find a useable dist. adapter as they were die cast "pot metal". A reproduction casting is offered on eBay w/o gears. eBay item # 163959079980. George
by George Hand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas T alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Texas T alternator

Anyone know what "series" Delco alternators were used in these conversions by Texas T Parts, I have one with visible stator overheat damage I would lie to repair myself. George
by George Hand
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for info on points
Replies: 17
Views: 1580

Re: Looking for info on points

Dan, The 1929 Plymouth U distributor number is 635T. The Delco Remy part number for the points was 1855520. George
by George Hand
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Flushing the block

John, I just measured the diameter of the small holes in a nos Fitzgerald Headgasket at 15/64th, & that is the size drill I used to clean my block. I would caution against going to 1/4" or larger, this Headgasket has crimped sealing rings at these spots & I would be afraid the gasket could be compro...
by George Hand
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

My block is out being bored for the new pistons, have put deck resurfacing on hold for now will check top ring exposure with crank, rod & piston in place when I bring home. Thanks for the responses. George
by George Hand
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Kerry, In your photo the piston on the left looks to me like a Model A piston, I am unsure of the compression distance difference between the
A & T piston I know the wrist pin is larger in diameter on the A. The piston on the right looks more like the ones I have. Thanks for your reply. George
by George Hand
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Flushing the block
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Flushing the block

Dick, I got done yesterday cleaning my bare block as part of prepping for boring. I set it level on my bench, bolted an inverted water inlet and hose then filled block water passages with vinegar and let it set a week. All kinds of "crap" floated to the top. It perforated the center soft plug, all t...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Erosion of Headgasket Surface

I soon will be sending out a block for cylinder boring and fitting of .030 oversize Aluminum pistons, the head gasket surface of the block is eroded at the front and rear coolant ports. what would be a safe material removal for cleaning up the deck, I am guessing .025-.030 or more may need to be mil...
by George Hand
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curve in Rear Belt Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Curve in Rear Belt Rail

I am enjoying viewing these pictures they will come handy when I start to put together my '23, Thank you
by George Hand
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Rebuild Question
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Rear Axle Rebuild Question

Gene, Those rear ends are one of the most nasty cleaning jobs out there, next to a cloths washer. When the wife washing machine pooped out, the transmission was junk, did not take long to go find a new one, washing machine that is. Anyway if you have not taken out the 4 bearing sleeves they will nee...
by George Hand
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Protecting the magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Protecting the magneto

Jim, Well for starters the output voltage of the Model T Flywheel magneto is of the AC Varity, the rest of the Ford electrical system is DC. George
by George Hand
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB buggy rail
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: WTB buggy rail

Bill, I find it interesting that you are looking for a Buggy rail, I am wondering what a Buggy rail is. I think what you may want is what my dad called a Robe rail that would go on the back of the front seat to hold a Robe or Blanket for the rear seat passengers. When I was a lot younger dad had a t...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, Joshua, I just looked at my 1923 rear vertical board it has screw holes top & bottom, no screws currently present at the bottom & at the bottom the vertical boards are cut into a wedge with the lower screw holes in the wedge. At the top the screws are round head slots, about an 1 1/8th long. Th...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning solution

I bought a HF ultrasonic cleaner, used it on some old metallic toy train parts with the HF powder, was not impressed should give it another try on something else. Has anyone used vinegar with an ultrasonic cleaner?
by George Hand
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, Sorry I did not check the slats today, spent most of the day chasing a phantom ABS problem on my father in laws 2012 Impala. tomorrow all the E brake cables. I did get the 4 little end caps for the '23 arm rest, pricy little devils', are the arm rest you have from Ford Wood ? George
by George Hand
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: 24 Touring Vertical Wood Slats

Don, The '23 touring I bought last year that was in pieces has that piece, I will go out in the barn & look in a little bit, do you have samples of the 4 armrest segments for the front & rear? I have the 4 metal end caps. The wood I have for this car is near perfect, I would like to get it duplicate...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.

Darel, Sent reply email, George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Rebuilt Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: WTB Rebuilt Motor

Brad, If you have a useable block & it's number matches your paperwork & it is the correct year, maybe you should have that redone. George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: new older set 3840B schakles 1922-27.

Darel, I will take the second set if not sold. Send me an email. Thanks George
by George Hand
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 5271

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Brendan, Welcome to the wonderful world of the Model T, oil just make sure it will drip out the top test cock. coolant mixed at 50/50 or stronger has less heat convection than pure water, for me I run water with about a quart or two of anti freeze (as antirust) & make sure to drain before cold weath...
by George Hand
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Holley G floats
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Making Holley G floats

Snyder's list a float for the Holly G, I bought one several years ago for my bronze/brass G, their listing list for 1918-20 (steel body) but it worked fine in my carb. The only thing is the nuts on the screws can loosen up so I would add a drop of solder to each once you hinge is to the new float as...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3298

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

It all would depend of the circumstances of an accident, but one would have to decide if one would fare out being in an accident trapped in a tin can with a toothpick superstructure or fly with the birds. Both are not good options, be safe. George
by George Hand
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 3558

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Wouldn't it be smarter to use the Model A chassis and get real brakes and steering.
by George Hand
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

I have one, I believe it is from a 1918 Touring car, rusty.
by George Hand
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?

John, Thanks for your information & research. This may sound "nutty" but late last year i bought an unfinished early 23 project that has been in pieces for years. the chassis from what i can tell has been "restored" (except maybe the rear axle). It is all cleaned derusted primed & painted. That incl...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Who has experience with a 1923-5 touring wood kit?

I am wondering who may have used a 1923-5 touring wood kit, the venders list one kit for those model years, I am sure that these are for the "high" cowl , so what do you use for a "low". cowl 1923, the 1922 kit and make adjustments for the "one" man top & 1923 slanted windshield post? I guess what I...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question

Hope to be getting ready to assemble an engine soon & I was wondering if & what are you taking off the valve stems prior to installing new valves. For this build I will be using new vendor provided stainless valves. Thanks George
by George Hand
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 1875

Re: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring

Edward the floor risers are the left & right boards (they maybe tin also) that angle up from the front floor & the upper front floor board(s) lay on, your has no vendor stamping so I believe you body was produced by Ford, unless you find a large letter W stamped on the forward face of the front seat...
by George Hand
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 1875

Re: Need help to identify the model year of this Model T Touring

Edward, unless this is a "Johnny Cash" or a "bitsa" car, I see forged running board brackets which were last used in the spring of 1920, more photos please, need to see rear axle fill plug, front & rear springs, ft. axle showing the wishbone. right floor riser under floor mat. does it have a round o...
by George Hand
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I have to say NO to changing the model T value, of the 3 licensed T I have, the 1912 is still a hand cranker, it uses a small automotive 12v battery that lives in a wooden running board tool box for ignition for starting then I switch over flywheel magneto for coil voltage. The 1920 was build as a n...
by George Hand
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?

Brett, Are you trying to use a 1926-7 wide drum brake band on the '25 transmission? Do you have a 3 dip or a 4 dip crankcase-pan? Are the removable ears on the bands on the left side? Just some thoughts. George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Switch assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Ignition Switch assembly

Dick, I did not see Anthonie was from overseas, Ben may not want to deal with that. His business card does not list an email address. George
by George Hand
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Switch assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Ignition Switch assembly

The reproduction ones like other replacement Model T parts are not made correctly, Ben Martin is doing his best to restore originals. Refurbished ones on eBay are fetching crazy money. Ben is in Tucker Ga. near Atlanta. 646-884-8882, 2 other numbers from his business card, home 770-938-3376, cell 40...
by George Hand
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stretching Clincher tires
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Stretching Clincher tires

Dan, Thanks for the info, now the hunt for a mounted 165/75/14, getting hard to find. Pick n Pulls salvage yards already have the wheels & tires removed when the cars are placed in a yard. I do not need to measure anything I already know they have shrunk, I was able to get one apart this afternoon a...
by George Hand
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stretching Clincher tires
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Stretching Clincher tires

It is summertime & the weather is hot, time for me to stretch some older 30 x 3 1/2 tires to mount for a roller chassis. I am looking for the mounted size car tire to use to stretch the old tire I had seen it in years back on the Forum but have not found it today. I believe it was like 165/75/14 or ...
by George Hand
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Model E Tire machine
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Weaver Model E Tire machine

Philip Jamison, Thank you for looking at your machine & giving me the information on what size that spring should be. Now I am on a spring hunt, it works fine but I feel it would be easier with out the lever flopping around. Thanks again George
by George Hand
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weaver Model E Tire machine
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Weaver Model E Tire machine

Wondering who is using one?, I am also looking for the dimensions for the bead breaker handle spring, was broke when It was given to me 57 years ago. Thanks George
by George Hand
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 2765

Re: What should salvage value be?

Mack Cole, We all know that car is worth more than $10,000, but most insurance companies have an agreed value with the owner that's relative to the premium. One has to decide if you want to insure for more or less of it's market value. Or decide how many times you want to pay for your car if you kee...
by George Hand
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should salvage value be?
Replies: 32
Views: 2765

Re: What should salvage value be?

Richard, Clearly vehicle registration & salvage policy's only matter for the state your in & in your case that is California. What I see is a fully repairable Model T. If I had the chance at a beautifully car such as that one it would be repaired. The only part that would present a problem to source...
by George Hand
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Ammeter FS
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

Re: Original Ammeter FS

Mark, Have you sold your ammeter, if not I will take it. George Hand, Preble NY
by George Hand
Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58751

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, I am thinking you need a finger hole to remove your new floor board, one never knows when you may need to access the battery, Quickly. I was also wondering what are the dimensions for you board, I have not brought home all my '23 kit car yet, would like to compare with the board on my '20. Also...
by George Hand
Sun May 03, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 13344

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, First I have not read all of these replies, but one thing comes to mine when doing compression test is that the throttle needs to be wide open, that fact will not cause a variance from cylinder to cylinder but is part of the compression test procedure. Good luck .
by George Hand
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

How late did the Dodge Bros. make the Engines and chassis parts for the Piquette Avenue plant?
by George Hand
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?

I have towed my 1912 open express & the 1920 Touring each to Virginia from New York (just under 500 miles each way) in my open 16' cargo trailer and even towing a car to a regional show it take a long time to secure including removing loose or possibly parts I gave up and bought the first of my 2 ca...
by George Hand
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: Will a 1915 Touring w/ top down fit in a 6'x12' enclosed trailer?

I have 2 trailers that are 7' tall because of the windshield height of my Model T open express & the height of my Model T pickup top (also a non Ford body) they are not car trailers but cargo (car trailers are wider-and I like the visibility being narrower than car trailers). One is a 14' Alumna mad...
by George Hand
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

The first thing I would reconsider is placement of any battery under the front seat, the model T requires a vented gas cap, I will not mix a possible ign. (spark) source with gasoline fumes. I see you have a battery holder on your parts list, others have suggested the battery under seat option for m...
by George Hand
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 3434

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

Part Model A, part Model T, 100 percent JUNK. Location given as North Las Vegas Nevada, what happens in Vegas (needs to) stays in Vegas
by George Hand
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Front floor board

Jim, I would like to ask did you not have a floor boards when you acquired your car? Something I have seen is a pre 1925 T that has had a 1926-7 pedals, transmission cover or even a complete engine assembly. The pre 1925 pedals can be bothersome because they are narrow. I am saying this because the ...
by George Hand
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Split Rim Lock Screws
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

Re: WTB Split Rim Lock Screws

Original thread size is 5/16-24 sae, check out thread condition of the rim , out of the last 5 I mounted I had to custom fit 2 screws because the threads were loose and the "button" head has to cover the hole in the "Tab" portion of the rim to hold it together.
by George Hand
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 3148

Re: Ignition key stolen!

Just a warning, be careful that you do not apply any DC (battery voltage) to the AC voltage circuit of the Flywheel Magneto while using a jumper wire. That action will kill the magnetism in the magnets.
by George Hand
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 3148

Re: Ignition key stolen!

John, As Mark indicated you should find 2 numbers on the switch face and they ranged from 51 to 74. If the number is 55 it may be a modern replacement, except for a modern #55 you should try to find an original key or older replacement as the new replacement keys from the vendors do not seem to fit ...
by George Hand
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 3966

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

I received the "I got a favor" email ,market it spam & deleted. I hope that's the end of it, seems like you may need to change your password.