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by MHSprecher
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 25, 26 & 27 Maryland License Plates
Replies: 0
Views: 37

25, 26 & 27 Maryland License Plates

I have matched pairs of MD license plates for 1925, 1926 and 1927. 25 & 26 are in good shape. One of the 27's has rust on one edge. $75 ea. for the 25 & 26's. $60 for the 27's. $15 shipping per pair.
by MHSprecher
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

He wrote a column called One Man's Meat that was collected in a book. One of the best writers ever. Stuart Little is another of his children's books.
by MHSprecher
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K, according to Rob
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Ford Model K, according to Rob

Thanks for this. I love FoMoCo history. Looking forward to Part 2!
by MHSprecher
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 2304

Re: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics

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by MHSprecher
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925, 1926, 1927 Maryland License Plate sets
Replies: 0
Views: 314

1925, 1926, 1927 Maryland License Plate sets

I have Model T era original Maryland license plate sets for sale: 1925, 1926 & 1927.$100 per set plus shipping.
by MHSprecher
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 11855

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Not crazy, but reasonable. It depends upon where you live, too. Washington State or California, for sure. New York and Florida, even MD and Virginia. We are an older cohort and we need to stay home as much as possible. Just take a look at Italy. It could happen here. Let's hope it doesn't happen, bu...
by MHSprecher
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

I have kept at it over the last few weeks. I got the wood plans in the mail from Ron Buckley. I have barely looked at them. I have done some more work on the panel I am repairing. Last weekend I added another patch panel. A couple of weeks ago I removed the back panel so that I can repair the rust o...
by MHSprecher
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 2847

Re: To coat or not to coat?

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. As I have the tank out, it seemed that now is the time to do something. The Eastwood kit is cheaper than the POR-15, although you need to buy acetone and muriatic acid to use with the Eastwood kit. I suspect people have used one or the other, not both. If any...
by MHSprecher
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To coat or not to coat?
Replies: 19
Views: 2847

To coat or not to coat?

I removed the gas tank from my 24 T, as has been shared here before. Car has been sitting since the early 1960's, tank drained. It looks quite good inside, at least as much as I can see. There was some rust rattling around in it. I have removed the rust as best I can and I really don't see much stil...
by MHSprecher
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

Great info. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. Here is the link to the shutoff removal tool from Snyder's. https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... t/gas-tank
by MHSprecher
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

Success! I put a little Liquid Wrench on it in addition to the Kroil and it came out pretty easily. Maybe it knew I had posted a question on the forum? The shut off came off easily with Snyder's tool. I wish I had done that before I broke the handle off! Maybe just as well, as there is a lot of rust...
by MHSprecher
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 26/27 coupe title
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: WTB 26/27 coupe title

I have a 24.
by MHSprecher
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

John,

I removed the tank so I could get the sediment bulb off. I just don't want to break anything and damage the tank. I have not gone to your extreme, yet.
by MHSprecher
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

I have been trying to remove the sediment bulb from the gas tank on my 24 coupe. The shutoff was frozen and I could not get it to loosen. Tapping it with a hammer broke the handle, of course. I used Kroil and Liquid Wrench and heat. The gas tank has been empty for 55 years, so no danger in applying ...
by MHSprecher
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slot head screws source
Replies: 11
Views: 1903

Re: Slot head screws source

A good thread (LOL). Is there a listing of the screws needed for a Model T? I guess they vary by year and body style, but it would be a great reference.
by MHSprecher
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 29
Views: 2954

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

John, Thanks for the tip. I have two Model As and two V8s, so I am not new to this, but very new to Ts. I know that there can be some zigs and zags in the road. This one was unexpected, although I thought that the rear wheels looked small for the fender opening. I have a lot to do before I finish th...
by MHSprecher
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 29
Views: 2954

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

I have already bought tires for these because, as far as I knew at the time, these were the right wheels. I think the easiest thing at this point would be to find a couple of the Jaxon rims, if I can find them. All new wheels and rims would be quite an investment. Apparently the car worked fine with...
by MHSprecher
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 29
Views: 2954

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

Here are a couple of other photos of the wheel. Unfortunately, I cut off one edge of the wheel, but I don't think it has a notch cut out of it like the ones in the EBay ad.
by MHSprecher
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 29
Views: 2954

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

Mine look like the Type 30. Interesting that they are on a Ford. It has Model T hubcaps. Better pics coming soon.
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

One more pic.
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

More panel fabrication pics
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

The last two weekends I have spent fabricating the lower passenger side quarter panel for my car. My car doesn't have a lot of rust through, but that panel was very bad and was taken off of the car. I wondered how to fix this, but a fellow Model A club member has an English wheel, stretcher/shrinker...
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims

Here are two photos of the rims that were on the car with measurements.
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims

I have a couple of other photos, but not all the ones you asked about. My car is a couple of miles away, so I can't just run out and take some more pics, but will do so the next time I go over there.
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims

Interesting. Someone else said that they were Chev. I have wood spoke wheels, as shown in the pic.
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Wanted: 2 21" demountable rims

I need two 21" demountable rims for my 24 coupe. I do not know what manufacturer, but they use Jaxon lugs to hold them onto the wheels. See pics below.
by MHSprecher
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Yorkville, IL: Ford Model K, what is the story?
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Yorkville, IL: Ford Model K, what is the story?

I heard Tim give a talk about Model A town cars at the Model A Day at the Gilmore a couple of years ago. That talk was his swan song - a trouper and true hobbyist to the end. We lost a good one, there.
by MHSprecher
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

I just heard back from Ron Buckley. Plans are still available at $110 a set.
by MHSprecher
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

Thanks, Joe. I found Ron Buckley's e-mail address and messaged him. Hopefully I will hear back. I hope to take a look at the wood in the coming weeks. My front pillar and middle pillar may be salvageable. The rest of the wood looks fairly straightforward. My curved piece at the bottom of the back wi...
by MHSprecher
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

I would love to get some full sized prints for the wood. Some of it looks fairly easy to make, others not so much. I would love to know how to obtain a set of prints.
by MHSprecher
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story

Terrific story. And as everyone says, West Peterson is a terrific photographer. I find it very hard to take a good photo of a car. He is a master.
by MHSprecher
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

A friend from the Model A club (I have two of those) and I started to make a repair panel for the passenger side quarter panel. He has an English wheel and has some experience. I had assumed that it would be very difficult to make the panel, and it may well be, but we made amazing progress in about ...
by MHSprecher
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

John, how true. In my case it took two years. I kept in touch with her via postcard and letter. She never did speak to me again, but had her son-in-law get in touch. She was totally irrational. At the end of the day, I probably gave her what it was worth. If the engine is okay, they I will have done...
by MHSprecher
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

Will, I appreciate your comments. Fordwood is about $1,000 less than Classic Wood for the whole kit and I need less than the full wood kit. Of course, if you can't get it or it takes forever, that means something, too. I could wait a couple of months, however. I took your suggestion and sent a messa...
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

Fordwood sounds like Howe's. Order and hear nothing for months. I will probably make a few pieces myself, too. I want to get someone to assess a couple of pieces I have. Maybe they can be saved. I have enough to keep me busy in the meantime. The interior is out of the car and is as you would expect ...
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

Thanks, John. The wood is a mixed bag. Driver's side is good, doors are good on both sides. Most of the passenger side needs replacing although some may be able to be repaired. I have looked at the Fordwood site and I know what I need. My plan was not to remove the body, if I can get away with it, b...
by MHSprecher
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

1924 Coupe Project

I have started work in earnest on a 1924 Model T coupe I rescued from a garage in late 2018. The find was serendipitous as I was sitting at a traffic light near my house in my Model A roadster and a woman came up to me and said, "I have a car like that in my basement garage and I want to get rid of ...
by MHSprecher
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: 24 Coupe body parts

Last pic of rear quarter panel
by MHSprecher
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: 24 Coupe body parts

More rear quarter panel pics
by MHSprecher
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: 24 Coupe body parts

Driver's side rear quarter panel
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: 24 Coupe body parts

Inside photo of curved piece between trunk lid and belt line
by MHSprecher
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: 24 Coupe body parts

More pics of the rear trunk panel, driver's side sill plate a panel that goes below the belt line between the trunk lid and belt line moulding.
by MHSprecher
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: 24 Coupe body parts

More pics
by MHSprecher
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 24 Coupe body parts
Replies: 6
Views: 948

24 Coupe body parts

IMG_9532.jpg IMG_9531.jpg I have some 1924 coupe body parts for sale. Prices do not include shipping. Open to offers. Trunk lid - good condition, including wood. No hinges. $150 Rear panel below the trunk lid - home made reproduction $50 Driver's side sill plate(2) - $25 ea. Curved panel under back...
by MHSprecher
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1924 coupe trim pieces needed
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: 1924 coupe trim pieces needed

Could you explain further? I am not sure what you mean? I have the aluminum trim piece that goes around the belt line of the cab on the exterior. Do you mean interior or exterior?
by MHSprecher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 coupe moulding
Replies: 3
Views: 583

24 coupe moulding

I have a fairly recently acquired 24 coupe that I am starting to work on. On the car I bought, the moulding covering where the panels meet appears to be aluminum. I recently picked up the rear of a coupe body that I am disassembling for parts and some of the trim appears to be lead. This trim is on ...
by MHSprecher
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 6809

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

I want to see if I can get my garage find running. In October and November I cleaned out the carb, removed two of the very flat tires and removed the old tires from the rims. I replaced the starter cable. Yesterday I took the other two rims off. I decided that I had best put new tires all around rat...
by MHSprecher
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Washing upholstry
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Washing upholstry

Thanks for all the tips. I have seat cushions to clean, too, but I thought that I would start with the kick panels. I need to replace the fiber board it is mounted on, so I thought that I would take them off and hand wash them.
by MHSprecher
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Washing upholstry
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Washing upholstry

A 24 coupe. It looks like wool. It is a pin striped fabric.
by MHSprecher
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Washing upholstry
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Washing upholstry

The original upholstry on my garage find Model T has been covered, but is not too bad. This specific question is about the kick panel upholstry. It is very dirty. Has anyone tried to wash or launder old upholstry of this type before? I guess nothing ventured, nothing gained, so hand washing with Woo...
by MHSprecher
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 model T
Replies: 29
Views: 4570

Re: 1913 model T

Very nice car.