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by Jim Sims
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier

The arms that come from the frame out to the carrier are made quite different. Where they reach the ring, they are dipped in to make them narrower. Advertise for what you need and have patience.
by Jim Sims
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41872

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I was just looking at the space between the fender and the tire. For a sedan I thought it should have more space for hauling passengers. Might just be a optical illusion.;
by Jim Sims
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41872

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Better put another leaf or two in the rear spring.
by Jim Sims
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

The handles are made from wristpins/
by Jim Sims
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it don't work the first time,try again and again
Replies: 5
Views: 434

If it don't work the first time,try again and again

Repairing rust damage on the bottom edge of my 24 roadster body. Drivers side went good, simple strip of new tin. But the door side was a problem, Placed the panel on my bench, clamped the door in place and cut new tin to patch. Welded in place and tried it on the wood frame, not even close to fitti...
by Jim Sims
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSTALLING BANDS
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: INSTALLING BANDS

Yes you shure can install these bands in a 21. Any starter year T can use these detachable ear bands. Earlier engines do not have clearance in the hogs head.
by Jim Sims
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All the same. " NOT "!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 480

All the same. " NOT "!!!

Using a copy of Mel Miller wood plans to rewood my 24 roadster. This body must have been built by someone different than the plans were drawn from . Lots of re working to make it fit. Then dug out a real nice door from my supplys and spent over 4 hours trying to make it fit. No luck the hinge is abo...
by Jim Sims
Tue May 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering wheel spider
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Steering wheel spider

Model T's all have the non tapered shafts. You have the common T spider.
by Jim Sims
Sun May 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Just one of those days!

Drove 25 miles to buy a new bandsaw blade. Spent half a hour installing and adjusting it. Ready to cut but needed to set table at a angle. went to tilt the table and both table trunions broke. Cheap white metal. Found some on ebay but for a different brand. Hope they fit. If not. $34.oo wasted.
by Jim Sims
Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920 Coupe Side Window Glass Molding
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: 1920 Coupe Side Window Glass Molding

The glass has a fabric covered metal channel on the sides and bottom. The channel in the pillars are bare wood.
by Jim Sims
Sat May 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: ARE 26/27 ROADSTER DOOR LATCHES DIFFERENT

The one on the left is for 1925 or earlier.
by Jim Sims
Thu May 14, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: What does this mean?

You have 2 exhaust ports close together, the other ports are single and far apart. Exhaust heat from 2 close together means much more heat in this area.
by Jim Sims
Wed May 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm lost on this one, Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: I'm lost on this one, Help.

Well Kerry hit it right on the nose. Intake adjustable lifter loosened and turned in to the point it was not opening the valve.
by Jim Sims
Tue May 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm lost on this one, Help.
Replies: 13
Views: 973

I'm lost on this one, Help.

Got a engine giving me nightmares. Will not run on all 4. Good compression, good spark but not getting fuel to number 2 cylinder. Any ideas?
by Jim Sims
Wed May 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood rot treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: wood rot treatment

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Thank's everybody but I was after the posting from the 5th from someone that special ordered it from Lowes.












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by Jim Sims
Wed May 06, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood rot treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: wood rot treatment

Still looking for the post I asked about.
by Jim Sims
Wed May 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood rot treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 691

wood rot treatment

Yesterday someone posted about a treatment to salvage rotted wood. Can't find the post today, who was it and what post. Need to salvage a roadster door.
by Jim Sims
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Check Straps
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Door Check Straps

My original 17 does not have footman loops. It has a very thick fabric strap. This is tacked behind the door cardboard and on the body it is fastened with 2 oval head screws thru a trim washer.
by Jim Sims
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: 23 runabout rewooding: Here it all begins

I will doing the same thing in a few weeks. I am saving all these photos to use for reference when I do start. Thank you all for the postings.
by Jim Sims
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Help with Identification

I think these may be for the 2 bulb setup.
by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: wood plans

Sorry Mike. no plans for 22 coupe. I have a 21 coupe but only had to replace part of the top wood.
by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker wood plans
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Leon Parker wood plans

Is it possible to buy wood plans made by him? I understand he passed away, but thought I read that his family was still selling his plans.
by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: wood plans

15-23 wood plans are different Must be late 23-25
by Jim Sims
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 490

wood plans

Does anybody have wood plans for the 23-24 roadster? I only need plans for the upright post but would consider buying a full set of plans.
by Jim Sims
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to ID top irons
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Help to ID top irons

Looks just like the one on my 25 roadster.
by Jim Sims
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Wood for roadster body.

I found a supply for the wood I need. A friend of mine owns a saw mill and says he has any wood I need. He also has and restores Model T's and Model A's.
by Jim Sims
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Wood for roadster body.

I can not find any maple or ash lumber within 60 miles of home. All we have is pine or red oak. Any suggestions of what else I might use.
by Jim Sims
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 roadster seat cushion frame.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: 24 roadster seat cushion frame.

Thanks to Les Sumner who sent me a few photos of these brackets
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by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 roadster seat cushion frame.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

24 roadster seat cushion frame.

This roadster has a metal bracket on each side of the seat cushion base corners. This bracket fastens the seat frame to the wooden part of the seat rear support. Hard to describe this but hope someone might know what I am talking about and might show me a photo of it
by Jim Sims
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different way to do rust repair.
Replies: 6
Views: 800

A different way to do rust repair.

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I have seen many different ways to fix rust holes, but this is a first. Shove a piece of tin inside the body behind the holes and hold it in place with screws and nuts and then wood screws thru the tin into the wood sill.
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by Jim Sims
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was I thinking?
Replies: 9
Views: 699

What was I thinking?

Why would a 76 year old half crippled nut buy a 24 roadster in a hundred parts. I haven't even finished the 27 coupe I am working on. The sheet metal is in decent condition but the wood needs replaced. Only thing I see it needs is the lower windshield frame. DSCN0004_04.JPG DSCN0004_04.JPG DSCN0004_...
by Jim Sims
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT firewall
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: TT firewall

This would be for a fabric weather seal/anti squeak cushion for the hood. On the outside.
by Jim Sims
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Yes it will fit, but is a governor for a stationary power unit or any other unit that must have a controlled speed.
by Jim Sims
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 962

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Scott, If the main heavy metal frame is lifted a little higher,then the top of the springs are curved like the second picture this gives a nice rounded top to the upholstery. Yes this will be above the top of the body metal. At this is like my unrestored 17 is
by Jim Sims
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 962

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

I have only done about 6 cars. But on all of them the seat back is slightly above the seat bottom spring. This allows the cushion to be pushed in place without compressing the back springs and having problems fitting in the seat bottom frame.
by Jim Sims
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9300

Re: The frustration of incompetence

I still say" it is a problem with your rings". Nothing else suggested would change between a dry compression test and a wet test with oil. Think about it. Stuck rings, broken rings or worn out rings.
by Jim Sims
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9300

Re: The frustration of incompetence

The test with oil shows a problem with rings. Tow start it and let it run a long time not letting it get overly hot.
by Jim Sims
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto light questions
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Magneto light questions

When was mag lights first used? When was the dimmer unit first used. When was the combination horn light switch first used ? Was the dimmer used with the push pull switch on the firewall?
by Jim Sims
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41872

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

On the horn button combo,I was under the impression that this was not used until late 17 . My un restored 17 still has the separate button on the top of the steering column and the lite switch button on the firewall.
by Jim Sims
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Curses! Low compression.

I am Jim, but my reason for not using adjustable lifters. One thing is the cost and also you likely will only adjust valves once in many years. New valves are extra length and you must grind the stems any way. If you must grind valves later, just re grind for proper gap. adjustable lifters can chang...
by Jim Sims
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Curses! Low compression.

First thing to check is the valve to lifter clearance. Adjustable lifters can change. I would never use adjustable lifters with new valves. Standard lifters and grind the valve stems for correct gap.
by Jim Sims
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: 1911 fender fit

My guess would be that the fender is warped or twisted. Try pushing down on the front outer edge. That should move it down and in.
by Jim Sims
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Miss
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Engine Miss

First find which cylinder is mis firing by shorting out each plug with a screw driver. Then check to see if you have a short in the coil box.
by Jim Sims
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41872

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

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by Jim Sims
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41872

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don, I question your splash aprons. Should they not have a bump out in the rear to clear the brake rods? My 17 has this and I understand the 15 and 16 also should have this.
by Jim Sims
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 9627

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Wow!! you are lucky that the fenders didn't start flopping like a Gooney bird taking off. Or even fall off while you were driving. Might have looked like a Laurel and Hardy Model T.
by Jim Sims
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: very old junk yard
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

very old junk yard

I spent a couple hours looking in a junk yard that started in late 30's and closed about 1980 50 acres of cars from late 20's to early 70's Some rare early cars and piles of antique parts and machines. A large building that was once a store and is packed with every antique you can think of but a ver...
by Jim Sims
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little engine
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Little engine

Just posted in the OT site a strange little 4 cyl engine. Hope someone can identify it. Might be a boat engine.
by Jim Sims
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

sstrang little 4 cyl. engine

Hoping someone can identify this little engine .Might be a boat engine.
by Jim Sims
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: What is this?

Not Ford made. Many aftermarket dash panels were made. But I am not sure if it is for a Ford.
by Jim Sims
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: From a model t to the space shuttle
Replies: 2
Views: 437

From a model t to the space shuttle

Just went for my flip phone to a smartphone quite quiet a learning process 4 a old man forgive the mistakes try to post a picture
by Jim Sims
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost pass word
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Lost pass word

I know , wrong place to post but I forgot my password and need to install on a cell phone without changing it or getting a new pass word. Any help?
by Jim Sims
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone ID this wood kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Can anyone ID this wood kit?

I would question if this is even a wood kit for a Model T. Nothing looks like any wood I have seen in a T.
by Jim Sims
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41872

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

My guess is that in the past somebody had a newer open car and used this body to make a closed car. I understand this was done a lot.
by Jim Sims
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 1689

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

Here is a photo of my 17 with what I believe are Stanweld wheels.
by Jim Sims
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T's on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Model T's on TV

If you like tv shows with lots of T's you should see Frankie Drake mysterys. Series about a female detective in the late 20's Toronto. Model T in just about every scene, parked or being driven. This is on Ovation network.
by Jim Sims
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Fan Problem

Correction to my last post. The early fans with grease cups do use a light grease.
by Jim Sims
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Fan Problem

The fans were ment to use oil and not grease. Grease will move away from the bearing surface and not flow back unless hot or under pressure but fluid oil flows back and continues to lubricate. Oil may leak and make a mess I use heavy oil like chain saw chain oil.
by Jim Sims
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter drive disassembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Starter drive disassembly?

No not pressed on, it is threaded on then staked on from the inside into the two small holes.
by Jim Sims
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looked at a 25 roadster for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Looked at a 25 roadster for sale

Got a call about a local 25 for sale. Had to see it of course. About quarter inch of bondo over most of the car. Home made canvas tom nailed to a wooden frame work. 26 or 27 engine. Worst part was the cobbled up wood nailed in place for body wood. Does not run but it does have a title. Priced fair a...
by Jim Sims
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan, distant from radiator
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Fan, distant from radiator

You may have the two row core radiator These were used for a while in 26 or 27. A special longer nose pulley was needed with these radiators.
by Jim Sims
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

I see wrist pin bushings, aluminum pistons do not use separate bushings. Every thing else looks like normal iron pistons.
by Jim Sims
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day timer question
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: New Day timer question

All the old ones I have found were brass. But I think it was a special formula of brass and not just plain brass.
by Jim Sims
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspections
Replies: 25
Views: 1905

Re: State Inspections

Kerosine tail light until 19 then electric if the T had a starter, if not it still had the kerosine light.
by Jim Sims
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing roller 180 out
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Timing roller 180 out

Rotate the engine until the number 1 piston is again to the top and then see where the roller is.
by Jim Sims
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

Read the complete post. This was answered correctly on the 14th.
by Jim Sims
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope this brew works!
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: I hope this brew works!

My theory about the acetone is that acetone is a material that is a airomatic { might be the wrong word] such as pb blaster or other penetrants that have minty fumes. this carries into the rust and caries the oil with it. The best penetrating oil is pure peppermint oil Try it some time.
by Jim Sims
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

Go's above the hood shelves.
by Jim Sims
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl Lacing
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Cowl Lacing

Should be held on with split rivets. The heads are inside the cowl and the split part is outside. Almost impossible to install with the gas tank in place.
by Jim Sims
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Iron Question
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Top Iron Question

They will fit but the 16 uses oval irons but the later has rectangle irons.
by Jim Sims
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory frame identification
Replies: 32
Views: 2302

Re: Factory frame identification

If I remember correctly, many of the first 21 frames still had the holes for the early forged running board brackets.
by Jim Sims
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do I have ?
Replies: 1
Views: 507

What do I have ?

Working on a 27 coupe and needed a better splash shield. Got the silver one and when comparing to the rusty original I find many differences, What do I have?
by Jim Sims
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Don Booth
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: Don Booth

You can find him on facebook.
by Jim Sims
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sagging and body shimming a 1919?
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Sagging and body shimming a 1919?

From what I see , you have some cobbled up mess for the body wood. You should not need any extra metal bracing in there. I suggest you find out what the correct wood is made like.
by Jim Sims
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sagging and body shimming a 1919?
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Sagging and body shimming a 1919?

Is that part of the body hanging down out side of the frame? The body mount should be easy to reach and in the open.
by Jim Sims
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Shield Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: Timer Shield Question

All the shield does is hold the felt seal in place. If you use a modern cam seal, you do not need the brass shield.
by Jim Sims
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 13028

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

DSCN0002_01.JPG After being laid up all winter with back pain, I am now able to spend a few hours a day in my shop. Just started removing fenders from my 27 coup. Some time in the past, most bolts have been replaced with slotted round head bolts and square nuts. Have needed to use cut off wheels to...
by Jim Sims
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920 Oval Gas Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re: 1920 Oval Gas Tank

Your post says oval tank. You should check as my 20 roadster uses the round tank.
by Jim Sims
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

From the steep angle on the cowl, lack of the wide radiator apron and not seeing any apron on the fender skirt. I claim this is a low radiator 23.
by Jim Sims
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable ear bands in 1915?
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

Re: Removable ear bands in 1915?

If you try this, you will need the bands with the button type latches. The blade type will not work because of interference inside the hog head.
by Jim Sims
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Hood adjustment

On a 21 you can raise the body a foot and it will still not fix your hood problems. The hood sits on the fire wall and to move this you will need to modify the frame to firewall mounting brackets. The frame is usually bent about where the motor mounts are located. I have straightened several frames ...
by Jim Sims
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Hood adjustment

I am pretty sure you have a sagging frame. Quite common for T's. No good way to raise the firewall and body.
by Jim Sims
Fri May 31, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: High Temperature RTV; which one??
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: High Temperature RTV; which one??

You will need to get the copper RTV.
by Jim Sims
Sun May 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for 1920 Roadster Oval Tank details.
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Request for 1920 Roadster Oval Tank details.

See if this helps. the 20 heel panel is 9 inch tall. the tin cover is 1/2 above the tank top. My 25 roadster heel panel is 8 inch tall. about the same distance from tank top to tin cover. If your car has the correct tool compartment behind the tank.it is to close to the heel panel to use the oval ta...
by Jim Sims
Sat May 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for 1920 Roadster Oval Tank details.
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Request for 1920 Roadster Oval Tank details.

If your tank is that much lower than the tin cover You must use the round tank. Never was a spacer used to raise the tank.
by Jim Sims
Sat May 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: OT but Model T related

Thank's every one for the good wishes. Have had the trial unit for 6 days and it completely stopped my sharp pain. This will be removed Monday and will schedule me for the permanent unit inserted under my skin.
by Jim Sims
Tue May 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: OT but Model T related

Had this done at 3pm yesterday. Today feel like a mule kicked me in my back. Doctor said I should not have problems with anything. Should know in a few days if it works.
by Jim Sims
Sun May 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

OT but Model T related

Tomorrow I get a electric spinal cord stimulator installed. This is similar to a pacemaker. My concerns are can I drive a T and can I still use my arc welder? Any one have any experience or knowledge of this? If this solves my back pain, I can continue restoring My latest T project.
by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Re: What’s this?

This is a after market switch that uses a better key switch than original. It could be a complete replacement or just a unit that covers the original. Made3w by several companys.
by Jim Sims
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 3923

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

The cups I have had with the square post also have a type of spring in the body of the cup. This spring clamps around the post and prevents it from working loose.
by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat bottom needs a new cover
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Seat bottom needs a new cover

The big problem with the way shown in the pictures or even hog rings is that over time the upholstery will wear where it sits on the metal seat frame. With the channel it is metal against metal and will not wear.
by Jim Sims
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat bottom needs a new cover
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Seat bottom needs a new cover

If the channel in the seat spring for the rope is open you can use the rope cinch. If it is not , you must use the hog rings.
by Jim Sims
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat upholstery kit
Replies: 23
Views: 2719

Re: Seat upholstery kit

I have used Cartouche upholstery and top kits about 6 or 8 times Every thing I got from them needed replacement of at least one part of these kits. Made wrong or wrong size. Ok after having them correct the problems. Only used them because my customers wanted the cheapest. Sure miss Carters cut and ...
by Jim Sims
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many brass 1916’s were actually made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: How many brass 1916’s were actually made?

Not sure haw many 16 were made, but the black T's started in August of 1916. I have one of the first 17's made August 7 1916.
by Jim Sims
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923-27 Firewall Brackets
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: 1923-27 Firewall Brackets

From all of the 26-27 I have seen, The bracket with the large notch is correct and the other is earlier.
by Jim Sims
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: Lost High Gear

Sam, I will say that you do not have a broken spring and you should check all adjustments.
by Jim Sims
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: Lost High Gear

Sam, the way you describe the spring sounds normal for a good spring. I would suggest that you rotate the engine and look all around the spring. if it is broke you should see the break.
by Jim Sims
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost High Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: Lost High Gear

My idea is that it is just a problem with the linkage. Possibly something is preventing the hand lever from fully moving ahead into high gear. If all is adjusted correctly , you may need to adjust the three pressure screws in the transmission.
by Jim Sims
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mount front license plate
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: mount front license plate

The 19 uses a two piece mount. Part number 3664e in Langs catalogue.
by Jim Sims
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - New Scam - Beware
Replies: 25
Views: 3404

Re: OT - New Scam - Beware

I also get all these calls, but the strangest call is the one saying "because of some bad actions in another state my social security number has been suspended and I must call a number to correct it.