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by Humblej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Carmine Red

The Ditzler paint code for carmine red is in the encyclopedia under paint formulas.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: not model T Continental engine

They made engines for cars, trucks, airplanes, industrial, farm machinery, and army tanks.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Rear axle fixture

Jim, The Ford Service Bulletins do have plans for a rear axle and drive shaft assembly stand that is made from 2x4's. Vol 1 pg 78 if someone can post it.
by Humblej
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: What is this?

Yes, oval ignition switch with two mounting holes.
by Humblej
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Tail Light ID

1919-1925
by Humblej
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1149

Re: Ford trimotor sign

Island Airlines flew Ford Trimotors from Port Clinton Ohio to Put-in-Bay island until the mid 1980's. The signs in question may or may not be real, but the airline and the trimotor connection is real.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Perhaps there is merrit with regards to kevlar, but not for cotton lining.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Plastic coils

I will trade you wood for plastic, if you are intetested send me a pm.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Plastic coils

I use plastic coils, have had them for over 50 years. They do not swell in the coil box like wood. Why do you want to part them out?
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Tail Lite Wiring

Ford Service Bulletin says to tape the two wires together in several places. I choose to twist/braid the two wires together like the horn and coil box wires are done.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

what are these bolts for, side curtain storage brackets?
by Humblej
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Just need 2.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bushing Reamer “What is it for?”
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Bushing Reamer “What is it for?”

I do not think it is for a model t.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: What is this?

It had holes added for a rectangular ignition switch but was configured for an oval ignition switch. Not a car, maybe a TT.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

Thanks for the responses. I have not seen some of those older threads, thanks Justin for the threads and pictures. Still not clear what the Ford method was for installing the top with or without underlayment. Looking at my 1928 Western Auto Catalog, the closed car top kits do not list an underlaymen...
by Humblej
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 454

24-27 C-cab Roof

I was at the Benson Ford Research Center last week to document the C-cab roof construction in advance of my upcoming TT restoration project. Was able to get copies of all the wood top pieces, side curtain assembly, and visor. One of the things I was interested in learning is what the actual process ...
by Humblej
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Any Canadian medallions out there someone will part with?
by Humblej
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: Differential axle assembly

Yes, or reuse your old disc if that fits better.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer issue???
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Timer issue???

Tim, if I understand your post, advancing the timer does not increase the RPM. It usually doesn't. Advancing the gas will increase the RPM then you follow with advancing the spark to smooth out the engine. Except for starting the engine which has its own spark advance rules, you advance or retard th...
by Humblej
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Here is a picture of what I need.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Looking to buy two 26-27 Ford bumper center medallions, round with Ford script and "Made in Canada" in restorable condition.
Jeff
by Humblej
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

I agree with Mark, not bad gad, blocked fuel line.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Thats it. Results thus far appear to indicate usa cars had a "made in USA" medallion, Australian export had none, Canadian had a "made in Canada" medallion.

I need to acquire 2 Canadian medallions, if anyone has some please send me a pm.
by Humblej
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???

The micrometer is in the t era stevens speed up tools catalog at the cimorelli ford publications site. T-504, pg 34. It uses different length pins for different bore sizes and feeler gauges to measure wear. Not user friendly and not one of their better ideas. It is not ford specific.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???

The one in the box is a cylinder bore micrometer. Not the best tool for the job.

The other one is not in my model t era stevens catalog.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Oh, not what I thought. Good to know.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Thanks everyone. Now I know what to look for.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Looks like it is an add-on to the stock Canadian tail light.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 586

26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

My earlier post about Canadian improved car accessory bumpers got me thinking about other accessory differences between USA and Canadian/import model T's. I know there was a different stop/tail light but have never seen one, or may have seen one but didnt know what it was. If someone could post some...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Great responses, thanks.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

I was unable to open the attachment.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Great documentation John, gold star for you.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Thanks for the picture.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

Since you ask, one model t is fun to drive and its limitations can be more charming than anoying. But, although one model t is fun, two model t's are not necessarily twice as fun. The model a provides better driving features: all wheel brakes, 3 speed tranny with clutch, more room for driver and pas...
by Humblej
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

That is not an even trade, that coupe is worth half or less then your model a.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Buying a Model T

Rolling chassis with an engine that is not frozen up, radiator, firewall, and steering column, $1500-$2000. A "fairly complete and running chassis" $2000-$3000. A title is a nice bonus but will not change the value. Wire wheels will bump the price up another $800.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 606

26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

This is a question to the Canadian and export model T folks. For the 26-27 Ford accessory bumpers, what does the center medallion look like. Please post a picture if you can. I assume it is not Ford script with made in USA, or is it?
by Humblej
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage Cupholders?
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Vintage Cupholders?

Looking through Western Auto cataloges and Ford Dealer & Service Field magazines, it does not appear that people were drinking in cars, smoking yes, lots of ash trays and lighters as accessories. Also, a "cup" would not have been prevalent, everything came in bottles...beer, pop, milk, etc.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

Yikes! The left front wheel is hitting the fender, that is no way to treat a nice looking 104 year old car.

I wounder if he will remember this down the road when his pan ear breaks, or why is doors do not fit so well and stay latched anymore.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

William, that is not a model t. It has a few model t parts with a lot of other manufacturers parts from various years cobbled together into a big kids go-cart. There is no evidence from the pictures that there is actually a model t engine in there. If the radiator has not been molested it could be w...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

Be cautious. Anything advertised as a model t "coach" is highly suspect. Ford did not make a "coach", so the seller is not knowledgeable, or worse. If they do not know something as basic as the body style, they may not really know the year, or if it is actually a model t. Some people refer to all ol...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VINS & Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: VINS & Canada

C prefix is Canada. Numbers only went up to C780k in my book. The numbers 7 and 1 are sometimes misidentified on a dirty rusty block with poor lighting.
C10k would be 1913
C100k would be 1917
C700k would be 1926
by Humblej
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: SLOW LEAKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: SLOW LEAKS

Art has it. Try reseating the schrader valve. Loosen them a couple of turns, then tighten.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford script TT cab
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Ford script TT cab

Looks like model A to me.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE

Great picture.
That car has a starter since it has an electric tail light and a non starter car would have an oil tail lamp. Doubt any of the closed cars were non starters as there was no provisions for oil side or tail lamps.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these doors?
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: What are these doors?

26-27 touring and roadster driver door.
by Humblej
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

Matt, are you going to buy it or is it fair game?
by Humblej
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

The Ben Martin repaired switch will be the long term solution, in the mean time I would just disconnect the headlight and tail light wires at the switch and make do untill the Martin rebuild shows up.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two man top runabout strap location question
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Two man top runabout strap location question

Regarding the back strap, the drawing shows 19 at the top of the strap and the 21 would be the bottom of the strap.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

They are great, $1,000 up.
by Humblej
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 1976

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I do not understand. All states require young children to be in the back seat. Although that may be an airbag thing, the back IS where kids sit. If his issue is there are no seatbelts, well, old cars are grandfathered out of that, so again where is his beef? I would chalk it up to an unknowledgable ...
by Humblej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Proper torque for manifolds on 1920 roadster?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Proper torque for manifolds on 1920 roadster?

Same as a coupe or touring, hand tight with a short handled ratchet wrench. For head bolts torque matters, for most other bolts no.
by Humblej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spark plug recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Spark plug recommendations?

Champion x
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

You guys are right, wood spoke hubs not wire wheel hubs.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

The items of value are the hassler shocks and the wire wheel hubs. Not real up to date on the current value of the shocks but they should be worth $250-$300 for the pair. If those are wire wheel hubs they are $150 each. The entire axle, shocks, and wheel hubs may be worth more as a package deal to t...
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Safety wire

I get mine at Aircraft Spruce.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Safety wire
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Safety wire

.032 and .051. I use the smaller wire for smaller applications and the larger wire for wishbone ball joint, flywheel bolts, differential bolts, and other larger bolts. Aircraft safety wire pliers will make a professional twist for a nice clean job. Many older posts regarding the best way to do safet...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

If memory serves me, the model a starter turns the same as the t starter but the bendix is on the starter side of the flywheel requiring the bendix to spin the opposite direction as a model t bendix. Bendix spring is also wound opposite to a model t spring.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT worm drive ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: TT worm drive ratio

The early tt axles have a bead on the outer part of the pumpkin casting where the axle tube attaches. The early axles are the slow speed gearing. If the axle assy you are looking at does not have the bead it will likely be the high speed gearing. Thats the best you can do wothout turning the drivesh...
by Humblej
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1280

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

I suspect the thermometer is not actually broken if the only symptom is red at the top of the tube. As others have written, the red can be coaxed back to the bottom. I have had success by alternating heating the base in boiling water and wacking in an upward direction the bottom of the probe with a ...
by Humblej
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1280

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

Ryan, what is the problem with your thermometer?
by Humblej
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

Please post a picture of the location the generator would go. I suspect you have a blanking plate that you can swap out for a generator mount, and there's a ring gear on the flywheel.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tourer year identification and engine questions
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Tourer year identification and engine questions

C in front of the serial number indicates Canadian manufacture, 226k would be November 1919.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Rear Windows

Ford factory drawings at benson ford research center would answer that. There may very well be different dimensions for the same style windows. My experience with factory drawings is that there were many subtle changes for some parts even during a 12 month period, even for a short run style such as ...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Rob, there is not much to the wood in the improved roadster, and none of it is visable after upholstered, so plans or patterns may not be all that necessary. Seat back and tack strips, no structural frame like the earlier T's.
20191019_110339.jpg
by Humblej
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Weight of bare chassis

1922-23 chassis weighs 1080 lbs acording to the encyclopedia
by Humblej
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Tool kits
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: 1915 Tool kits

20191015_102910.jpg
by Humblej
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to identify windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: How to identify windshield

Scott, I agree with Allen. If new glass is what you are asking about, go to a glass shop and have them remove the old glass, they can use the old glass as a template, cut, and install new automotive safety glass for you. Modern automotive safety glass is laminated, do not use household plate glass.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Drive shafts

My 26 canadian t is tapered.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Fan Problem

Take it apart and inspect it, may need new bushings, may need bushings and shaft, may not need anything but cleaning up. When you put it back on keep the belt loose, loose enough that you can turn the fan with your hand.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Drive shafts

My mid year Canadian 1926 has a tapered torque tube.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Drive shafts

sb1924.jpg
Ford Service Bulletin Nov 1924. Good memory Philip.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Drive shafts

Your asking about the driveshaft tube, stepped down or tapered. One is as good as another.
by Humblej
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted TT rear wheel puller
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Wanted TT rear wheel puller

Wanted: Ford 5-Z-288 model TT wheel puller. Will pay $50 plus shipping.
by Humblej
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Where does the driveshaft bushing's groove go?

I would put the groove at the grease cup to aid grease distribution.
by Humblej
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator Mounting Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Radiator Mounting Hardware

Assemble the lower portion first in the frame cavity, stud, spring, square piece, and cotter pin. Use a chisel or wedge to jack up the lower assembly for the stud to sit higher. This will help to align all the upper parts and have some length of stud to get the top nut started. Once it is all tighte...
by Humblej
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3424

Re: Buying on Craig's List

I agree with Kevin, travel to see it first hand and pay with cash.
by Humblej
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel

Dave, if you close off the back of the seat area I think you will have some issues with access to the battery.
by Humblej
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Robe Rail Installation in 1915 Touring?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Robe Rail Installation in 1915 Touring?

During my years as an engineer designing army tanks, I learned early on that anything that looked like a hand grab or foot step would be used that way. Every one of those inadvertant grab handles had to either be beefed up to support 300 lbs, relocated, or removed. With my experience, I would not mo...
by Humblej
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1580

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

I blame Darel for this joke gone terribly wrong.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

1925 Runabout $260 acording to the encyclopedia for yhe cheapest car, but as others have already posted, the chassis is the cheapest model t.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1033

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I would have to think it is a biographers fabrication or error of attributing two different quotes to the same utterance.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

Could be highland green, or fawn grey, or moleskin.
by Humblej
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 Coupe Marketing Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 531

1926 Coupe Marketing Picture

Ran across this interesting marketing picture. Windshield frame and window moldings appear to be painted black, spare tire bracket is black. Rear fender body area appears to be painted over in black. Dash is body color. Pin striping is wide. And as usual, car came without a spare tire, just a rim. O...
by Humblej
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel

From the Ford Service Bulletin.
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by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

You might want to look for a replacement oil pan too
by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: What type of grease do you use in your bearings?

Any brand wheel bearing grease.
by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: 1927 Coupe Model T Ford Front Seat Back Panel

Not sure I know what you mean by a coupe seat back panel. There is no metal panel directly behind the seat. The seat back springs mount to a wood frame that is visible through the trunk. There is a package tray that fills the gap between the top of the seat back and the rear window. Several versions...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

A low head will fit, but a high head will be better because of the added coolant volume. If you want to carry a head around hershey and to your car, you might as well get a high head. A low head will likely cost you more.
by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1570

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

The inside the front wheel dust cover can be had at most automotive parts stores like NAPA, pep boys, etc. Here are some part numbers for them to look up. They can usually cross refetence one brands part number for the brand they carry in house faster than you can order and ship from the usual model...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1570

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Take the wheel off the car, pull the seal ( dust cover) to release the inner beaing. You will probably destroy the seal in the process so you will need to get a new one. To insert the new seal, use a block of wood to cover the seal and one or two good wacks with a hammer in the center of the block s...
by Humblej
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1580

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

Guys, please stop posting pros and cons of water pumps, you are being put on, he is pulling your leg, he is jerking your chain, he is winding you up, he is busting your chops.
by Humblej
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Scandinavia bands improvement?
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Scandinavia bands improvement?

I would also like to know if the new scandianavia bands have stopped using the dark material that is not as good as the original.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Battery question

No