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by mvweaver
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1811

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I read several years ago about a Model T based V8. Does anyone know it one of these engines still exists? I love the look of the tandem 4 cylinders. I had never seen one until today. Is that the way that the multiple engine pulling tractors do it? Kim R. Wynn Kim, Snyder's Antique Auto has a Model ...
by mvweaver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: New Member from Scotland

Love the look and those tires. Should grip well. We visited the Highlands (Ballater) this past May. Had a blast and loved the country. Look forward to seeing more photos especially of your twin T project when you get started. - Matt
by mvweaver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Weaver Universal Axle Stand

Anybody ever seen one of these Weaver Universal Axle Stands? Looks interesting. Found it perusing the Facebook Marketplace this morning. Any idea on value? - Matt
Universal Axle Stand
Universal Axle Stand
by mvweaver
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 3946

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Well I delivered my 27 TT closed cab dump project and three truck loads of spare Model T parts to their new home a town away. I wasn't going to get it finished anytime soon and the right person came along that wanted to buy it. They got the truck, 2 1/2 cabs, dump bed, original flatbed, 3 T frames i...
by mvweaver
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home made electronic timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Home made electronic timer

Very crude looking time on the outside, but ingenious!! Let us know how it holds up. - Matt
by mvweaver
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 4280

Re: What have you done with your T in September?

I got the refurbished gas tank back on the TT along with a newly rebuilt carb w/shutoff valve and installed some new plugs and cleaned up the sparkplug wire contacts. Next on to installing the new fuel line and figuring out how to rebuild the sediment bowl on the gas tank. shutoff valve seems stuck ...
by mvweaver
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Black Era Headlight Bucket
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: FS Black Era Headlight Bucket

Dave, I'll take them. Sending you a PM. - Matt
by mvweaver
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire options for 26 Ton Truck
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Tire options for 26 Ton Truck

Nice 26TT. I bought the 6.00-20 Lucas rear tires, tubes, and flaps from Snyders Antique Auto, because it's only about 2hr drive for me to go get them. My truck, while not correct currently has 30x3.5 Firestone tires on the front because I had two good 30x3.5 demountable wheels and rims and didn't ha...
by mvweaver
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Model T in New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: 1915 Model T in New Jersey

Well, this kind of sounds like he's inheriting or getting one unexpectedly. I couldn't imagine going and buying one without having a place to store it first or not knowing anything about it.
by mvweaver
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT id?
Replies: 33
Views: 1036

Re: Model TT id?

That board looks just like the one in my 26 TT. I posted measurements off of mine up here a month or so ago along with a diagram of it as well. The front edge is beveled. - Matt
by mvweaver
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

Re: Parts for sale

Mark, we went up on Friday and was a little disappointed. If you were building a SBC or something Chevy related you were pretty well off. Some nice older Fords for sale. I went looking for some parts for my 38 Ford Coupe and ended up buying a front fender and running boards for my 39 Pickup. There w...
by mvweaver
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

Re: Parts for sale

Well maybe I'll be able to find you tomorrow at Canfield if you'll be there. Might find some parts I cannot live without. - Matt
by mvweaver
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

They are a great idea and on some of the other forums I participate in, they actually have a sub-forum where these build threads are so that they don't get mixed into the everyday Q&A technical posts. That seems to work out pretty good, because you can search/sort through them pretty quickly. Even c...
by mvweaver
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: ID & Price? Frame, fenders, running boards and splash guards

Just to add and to be honest, it really depends on where you are as to the value as well. Being in California probably less than to someone in one of the rust belt states where these parts are becoming unobtanium especially given the rise in shipping prices for something of the size of fenders. -Matt
by mvweaver
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT ruckstell truck question
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: TT ruckstell truck question

Here are a couple of other threads with pics. I tore my shift lock assembly apart and checked it using this information and that found in the book you bought. I believe the truck and car shift lock assemblies are the same. It will give you an idea of what could be in there. I think I've read where i...
by mvweaver
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

While everything above is generally true, it really is up to each base. I've been to bases where I've had to have my military ID, some that required driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance, and still others that just took the driver's license. Some require stopping by their entrance c...
by mvweaver
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: NOS TT Two Speed Rear Axle Shift Linkage Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: FS: NOS TT Two Speed Rear Axle Shift Linkage Bracket

George,

I'll take it. I'll send you an e-mail.

Matt
by mvweaver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History

Maybe it is a T. Got a couple pics.
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by mvweaver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History

Well after seeing it again, it might just be a Dodge Brothers Roadster. No good view of the front of the car.
by mvweaver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 2811

Re: Show us your TT

My 25 TT that me and my Grandfather brought back to life. Chicago 3 speed auxiliary and motor is bored .100 over with high compression pistons due to a screw up at the machine shop and boring it oversize. A2ADF4C5-8F71-432A-AB03-77F60864CAEA.jpeg My 26 TT gravity dump project. 1924 Anthony Autorocke...
by mvweaver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History

It showed one guy laying on his back under the platform holding the car and lifting it with his feet.
by mvweaver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 1393

Re: Factory frame identification

If you really want to make him do some work take a copy of Bruce McCalley’s book and let him read for himself. You can bookmark the pages for him and also point out the guidance on when frames began to be stamped with the motor numbers. To me, the guy sounds like he is being a royal pain in the back...
by mvweaver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History

I just saw an advertisement for the show Strongest Man in History on History channel and next Wednesday’s show features them in Las Vegas lifting what looks like a 26-27 Green Model T roadster on a platform. Anyone on here knows who’s car it is? https://www.history.com/shows/the-strongest-man-in-his...
by mvweaver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Non-T - Dearborne Model 19-23 Loader for Ford 2n,9n,8n
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Non-T - Dearborne Model 19-23 Loader for Ford 2n,9n,8n

Not T related, so please delete if not allowed, but maybe it would interest someone here. I even thought of mounting it to the front of my TT or cutting off a TT and building a doodlebug front end loader, but I don't have time for it. I've got a Dearborne Model 19-23 front end loader for 8n or 9n Fo...
by mvweaver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Model TT
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: 1926 Model TT

That’s going to be a neat little truck when done!
by mvweaver
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 1847

Re: TT prices

My opinion, is find one of those nice ones for $5k and buy it if that's what you want. Don't buy a project that is missing parts or non-running. You'll spend way over that in hunting and collecting parts to build it. Also add, there are a few in my area for sale. One 1919-1920 nice older restoration...
by mvweaver
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Model TT
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: 1926 Model TT

Great looking truck. Can't wait to see it with the bed. I've got a project just like that I'm trying to get busy on. I hope it looks half as good as your truck when it is done. - Matt
by mvweaver
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need TT bed info
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Need TT bed info

Ralph, Take a look at this thread: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/42562.html?1199242983 It shows the differences in cab mounts. You're picture seems to show the earlier single hole rear cab mount prior to them going to the dual hole rear cab mount. I believe that my TT has the front of the ...
by mvweaver
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Still hoping
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Still hoping

I forgot to add, the long side of the board goes down with the flat lip so that the bottom seat spring sets up against it. I'm guessing the bevel is there to allow the spring to slide down into place. - Matt
by mvweaver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Still hoping
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Still hoping

You're welcome Gordon. If I get a chance I did take some pictures just not that great. - Matt
by mvweaver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Still hoping
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Still hoping

Here's the best I could do one handed. My building is pretty dark so I got measurements for you. They should be within 1/16". The board is 50" wide and is centered in the cab with about 1/2" between the end and side of the cab on both sides.The front edge is kind of bullnosed so that the bottom of t...
by mvweaver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Still hoping
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Still hoping

I'll try to get you guys some pictures of the original one in mine. I can tell you it's not so much a door as it is a spacer to keep the seat springs snug. It's only about 1 1/2" - 2" wide and cut with a bevel on one side. Will see what I can do about pictures a little later. - Matt
by mvweaver
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat spring question?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Seat spring question?

Dallas, you are correct. The Ford Steel cabs have the two separate bottom sets of springs. - Matt
by mvweaver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat spring question?
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Seat spring question?

Dallas, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work as long as you weld it back together good and keep enough tension on the shortened springs. - Matt
by mvweaver
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ford model,T livingood
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Ford model,T livingood

Man that's awesome. If I weren't building my 38 Coupe now, I would love to have one of these. Best of luck on your sale. - Matt
by mvweaver
Fri May 31, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these called? Available?
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: What are these called? Available?

I agree, It's not a TT cowl because they don't have wood trim around the inside of the door opening. It's all steel.
by mvweaver
Wed May 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 1850

Re: Do you register your old plates?

I have an original 1927 plate on mine in WV. Registered with it and registration is for 10 years. Just have to remember to renew it. Same thing with all of my old cars. - Matt
by mvweaver
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need price estimates for Model T iron
Replies: 24
Views: 2053

Re: Need price estimates for Model T iron

Well, if a complete rebuildable motor were available near WV for $325, I would be all over one. Shipping from out west where it seems all the good stuff is, has become almost non affordable. - Matt
by mvweaver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11724

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Well thought I had my 20 yr project sold to a fella in NJ and then the tax man hit him. So, I decided I better go ahead and get it running again. Swapped out the incorrect low radiator for a high radiator and dinged up nickel shell. Mounted the rebuilt carb I bought from Tom Strickland last year at ...
by mvweaver
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2258

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

I normally don't but there are two types of starting fluid available today. One has what is termed upper cylinder lubricant added and doesn't fire as hot as the normal starting fluid. It is designed to help prevent just what you describe as running the cylinders dry. If it has good compression, good...
by mvweaver
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My and Your TT trucks
Replies: 51
Views: 3957

Re: My and Your TT trucks

Here’s a couple of my project. I have an Anthony Autorocker to mount on it. I’ll have to dig up a pic of my running TT that was my Grandfather’s. — Matt
by mvweaver
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Edit posts
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Edit posts

John, If you created the post you should see a little pencil type icon right above the post area on the right side of the box. Select that and you should be able to edit your own post. I don't think there is a way to edit your reply post to someone else's thread. - Matt Actually, I was just able to ...
by mvweaver
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Ruckstell Shiftlock disengages
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: TT Ruckstell Shiftlock disengages

I think Stan Howe has a really good thread in one of the older forums on rebuilding the Ruxtell shiftlock assembly with pics. I used it as a guide for working on my TT. I do know that if the screwed in plug isn’t in far enough it won’t stay engaged and if too far will not let you shift it. -Matt
by mvweaver
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 65
Views: 4571

Re: Race Car Project

Now that’s looking very interesting.