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by abcarswell
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6540

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I was able to figure out how to get Clarabelle on the new lift so decided it was a good time to pull the front wheels so I could clean and repack the bearings. I had pumped new grease in when I first bought the truck. Thanks to info on this forum, I was able to get the inside bearings knocked out. O...
by abcarswell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Mail and Express TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Old Photo - Mail and Express TT

Just received this from James. Shows the license plate which narrows it down. Also shows the differential. Note the box with the “this side up” notation. Somethings don’t change...
by abcarswell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6764

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

On the home stretch of the cosmetic portion of the restoration.
by abcarswell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Mail and Express TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Old Photo - Mail and Express TT

Need some help on trying to date this TT. It has short running boards and a demountable rear balloon tire. Obviously it would help if they would have included the front of the truck. Photo from Sumpter Valley Railroad (Oregon) archives courtesy of James Bane.
by abcarswell
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T

I had good luck with this tool from Eastwood. The previous restoration had gone really crazy with the amount of bondo on my TT. I did not want to really go to the full extent of media blasting as I was doing selective stripping down to bare metal without full disassembly. I hooked my shop vac up to ...
by abcarswell
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Makes its Public Debut
Replies: 12
Views: 839

TT Makes its Public Debut

After many months, finally got the cosmetics and mechanical work to a point that it was time to bring the 1924 TT out for its public debut. Took several of my friends out for rides and my youngest decided he wanted to have his first driving lesson. That was only fair as he has helped on several work...
by abcarswell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sidelight Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Sidelight Brackets

I think I answered my own question. I went ahead and put the other one on and it’s good. I must either have a bracket that’s bent (didn’t notice any difference before install) or the body/windshield post alignment on the passenger side is out of wack (more likely). Something to work on later...
by abcarswell
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sidelight Brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Sidelight Brackets

With most of the painting behind me, I’m starting to tackle the little details. When I bought the truck, it came with a miscellaneous box of parts including these brackets and several incomplete tail and sidelight even though it is a starter equipped model. The vehicle showed evidence that they had ...
by abcarswell
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4091

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Took advantage of a warming spell to get some black sprayed. .
by abcarswell
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any West Texas T owners out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Any West Texas T owners out there?

John - I have read about the lack of cooling from original radiators. I actually finished setting the timing this morning so will see if that helps at all before I look at a new radiator. It looks relative clean but the previous owner appears to have left raw water sitting it for some time and it to...
by abcarswell
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any West Texas T owners out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Any West Texas T owners out there?

George-I actually found the Ford design steel stakes on Macs in the Model AA truck area. Based on my research, this part was common between AA and TT’s. They are only 39” tall which was shorter than I wanted for the look I was shooting for as American Railway Express delivery truck. I do not have an...
by abcarswell
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any West Texas T owners out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Any West Texas T owners out there?

Thanks John, I’ve been doing just that. I’ve learned a lot from the forum and by pouring through the Ford literature. I’m sure I’m most of the way there but nothing like the personal influence of someone who has “been there, done that”. As to what the truck needed, it barely ran when I got it and ha...
by abcarswell
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any West Texas T owners out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Any West Texas T owners out there?

As I approach substantial completion on my 1924 c-cab project, I now am in the fine tuning phase, which also highlights how much I still don”t know about these machines. Overheating, timing adjustment , tire replacement etc are all still to address and a common theme in this forum is to find a nearb...
by abcarswell
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 6823

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

Stake racks cut and assembled. Now to disassemble, treat with the West System, and paint.
by abcarswell
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 6562

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

Temperature finally cooled down enough here in West Texas to shoot primer on the TT. Good to see my body work doesn’t show through. Most of the lower panels looked like they had been “adjusted” with a ball peen hammer once I got the very thick 70’s bonds stripped off.
by abcarswell
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I drove my TT for the second time.
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: I drove my TT for the second time.

Duane,
I see your TT is a former REA truck. This is very cool as I am actually restoring my 24 TT C cab as an REA (actually its predecessor American Railway Express). Any pictures you could post/send on details such as lettering etc would be appreciated.
Bruce Carswell
by abcarswell
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rusted Radiator outlet
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Rusted Radiator outlet

Good ideas from all. Thanks. I’ll try to get it cleaned up and sealed. The little bit I have had it out on the road did not highlight any major cooling issues although probably did not give it a proper stress test yet. This little episode just show the pitfalls of tackling a minor project whilst inv...
by abcarswell
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rusted Radiator outlet
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Rusted Radiator outlet

What started out as a simple cracked hose replacement now looks more serious. I know my TT sat for several years before I acquired it last February. Based on the corrosion I’m seeing in the flanges, it appears that it may have sat with raw water or weak antifreeze. I will flush the engine with CLR b...
by abcarswell
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for TT Stakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Source for TT Stakes

I found AA stakes on Mac’s but they seem shorter than most of the TT’s I have seen in pictures. Northern Tool also had a similar stake but very short. I’ll keep looking. Thanks for the input.
by abcarswell
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for TT Stakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Source for TT Stakes

Does anybody know of a source for metal stakes for a Ford 1924 stakebody flatbed? Even ones that have the correct general appearance and could be modified to fit would be acceptable. I can manufacture wood replacements but like the look of the OEM metal stakes.
Bruce
by abcarswell
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New TT Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: New TT Owner

Thanks for all the responses. I too noted that the frame mounts at the rear of the cab did not match up. Of course, on a 95 year old truck, its hard to tell what's original and what may be a 30-40 year old restoration. The truck is/was in West Texas which is kind to metal work with little rust occur...
by abcarswell
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New TT Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: New TT Owner

Totally agree that mechanical comes first. Given the flexibility of the flatbed, what ever I build will likely use that as a base. Thanks for the comments.
by abcarswell
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New TT Owner
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

New TT Owner

Finally took the plunge and bought this TT. Owner said it was a '23 but engine and other features (I'm still in sponge mode on details) make it appear to be a '24. Any observations are welcome. It runs and drives but has been sitting for several years so a good service is in order first off. Then pr...