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by rosenkranswa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!

For years Dad's '26 T would regularly sputter to a halt. He would get out, disconnect the fuel line and use his handy-Dandy fuel line cleaner (a broom straw) to break up a rust clog, put it all back together, and motor on. At some point, a previous owner had cobbled together a Model A type clear gla...
by rosenkranswa
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you load your trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: How do you load your trailer

That a CCKW or Studebaker behind it?
by rosenkranswa
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster look alikes
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Speedster look alikes

I'm currently working on one that is rock standard underneath, with a minimalist body. Using stock 1926 engine, 1917 fenders, early box hood, etc. I did install RM brakes as it will be for my daughter. She's not interested in speed either, more an accessory I think for her vintage outfits. We went t...
by rosenkranswa
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back to school
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: Back to school

We take our '26 T and two Model A's to the local Middle School to do a program for the 5th grade class each Fall when they're studying Innovation. My wife also brings along several of her accessories; picnic boxes, dog and cat carriers, etc. We both dress period and I do a quick introduction to Henr...
by rosenkranswa
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 5799

Re: Ford history questions

My 1942 Ford Sedan has provision for cranking. You had to order an extension bar and handle from the dealer to use it, and I have tried turning the engine over with the crank with quite a bit of resistance. I can't imagine cranking a V8 to start it, but it might be possible.
by rosenkranswa
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 7022

Re: How cold do you drive?

All the cars stay in their little houses once they start to salt the roads here near Valley Forge. Until then I try to drive them with side curtains on the open cars, except the Jeep which doesn't have curtains. Coldest temp for an event was last year for a Veteran's Day car show and a Veteran's Day...
by rosenkranswa
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 5419

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Each year we bring the Model T and a couple Model A's to the local Elementary School to talk with the 5th graders about Henry Ford, the rise of the auto industry, and the early road systems. The kids are studying the "Age of Invention" at that time of year. My wife and I dress period to talk about t...
by rosenkranswa
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE
Replies: 25
Views: 3625

Re: CAR SHOW SPECTATOR DAMAGE

We take several of our cars to the local Middle School every year to do a program on Henry Ford and the rise of the auto industry and road system. The crowd is the whole 5th grade class plus a dozen teachers/others. In 10 years of doing this we have never had a single incident with the kids and cars...
by rosenkranswa
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford wrench i.d.
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: Ford wrench i.d.

Early Ford V8 head nut wrench. Have one in my '42 Sedan tool kit.
by rosenkranswa
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 21
Views: 3027

Re: Younger Members

Just my observation mind you, but the Model T hobby seems to have less of a problem with younger people getting interested than many of the other groups. Look at the pictures in both of the national club magazines, Facebook pages, even just driving around. I first noticed it at the Centennial celebr...
by rosenkranswa
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much grease do I need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: How much grease do I need?

The Model A is full of zerks, and my '42 Jeep even more. I pump grease into the chassis and steering points until I see it start to squeeze out, usually one or two pumps. The universal gets 3-4 pumps, and rear brakes a couple pumps. I pull, grease, and repack the hubs every other year. Been doing th...
by rosenkranswa
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

I'd add the Imperial War Museum Aircraft collection and land warfare museums at Duxford outside Cambridge, plus the King's pub in Cambridge where they preserved the names of allied aircrew written on the ceiling and where Watson and Crick announced the structure of DNA. The National Automotive Museu...
by rosenkranswa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3067

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

We have full length bumpers front and rear on our '26 Touring car that came with the car. Its a "Sport Touring Car" which at the time was Ford's way of gussying them up, bumpers, nickel radiator shroud, etc. The front doesn't interfere with cranking, and the rear doesn't interfere with accessing the...
by rosenkranswa
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Trailer Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

Re: Trailer Question

I have a V-front 24' trailer with a compensating hitch and sway bars, proper tires and I check pressures and lugnut torque each time we use it. Have never had a problem with sway or fishtailing, always pulls like its not even there. I tow with a Ford F250 turbo diesel.
by rosenkranswa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts on When Calls The Heart
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

Re: Model Ts on When Calls The Heart

Quite a few early cars, Model T's and others, on a Canadian Show we like called Murdock Mysteries. Apparently they're largely from one person's collection.
by rosenkranswa
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 5724

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

Never a problem here. Her father and brothers all had T's in some stage of resurrection, in fact the first time I visited it was required that I get "cockpit qualified" in her dad's 26 coupe or be forever shunned by the family... Now its my job whenever we're home for a wedding of similar occasion t...
by rosenkranswa
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 8951

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

Our '26 T Touring is called Bessie - named by my father years ago I think in honor of a favorite Aunt of his.
by rosenkranswa
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vic Tankersley
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: Vic Tankersley

Very sorry to hear that, our thoughts go out to Lori. Almost bought a car from them after the Winter Tour a few year back.