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by Jim Sims
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer belt interference
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: Timer belt interference

Not sure if this is your problem, you may want to try a shorter fan belt. This will move the belt away from the timer.
by Jim Sims
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

As a teen ager I used drip gas in my Model A. It ran OK but had to change carb adjustment. .One bad thing, you can smell the crude oil smell for a long way from the car.
by Jim Sims
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T painting equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Model T painting equipment

For all my painting on T and parts I use Binks model 62 paint guns. I have a problem! I can not find repair kits or seals for these guns. Any one know where I can buy these parts ? Help.
by Jim Sims
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

Usually when you get a lot off sparking of the points It indicates a bad capacitor. It should be tested or replaced.
by Jim Sims
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Gas

If I can remember correctly, the high octane gas was formulated for high compression motors. It was made to burn slower to prevent pre ignition ( spark knock ) In a low compression motor, you need fast ignition to create the most power and best milage.
by Jim Sims
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year are these parts ?
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: What year are these parts ?

John,the curved down part has actually been cut off for some reason. they should come out straight I compared these panels with my 20 roadster and they are the same.
by Jim Sims
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year are these parts ?
Replies: 2
Views: 418

What year are these parts ?

Just picked up these roadster parts and would like to know the year before I try to sell them. The side panels are reproductions that still need work. Was panels without the flange for the tack strip ever used between 15 to 18?
wood
wood
side panel
side panel
side panel 2
side panel 2
by Jim Sims
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: 1925 Roadster wood

Vincent, I have plans and sent you a email.
by Jim Sims
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help identifying a fender
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Need help identifying a fender

26-27 touring and sedan.
by Jim Sims
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: in need of a pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: in need of a pattern

seat brackets
seat brackets
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by Jim Sims
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: in need of a pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 562

in need of a pattern

I am in need of a pattern for the seat mount brackets for a 24 roadster. I have pictures but no measurements to make them. Or could use ready made ones.
by Jim Sims
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone Attend the Auction In Stanwood Michigan Saturday?
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Anyone Attend the Auction In Stanwood Michigan Saturday?

I was there. absolutely no Model T parts. The Model A's were in very bad condition the parts were fair to bad. I did not stay because I only went for the advertised T parts. The off brand cars were just about parts cars,
by Jim Sims
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big dissapointment !
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Big dissapointment !

Spent the last month waiting for the estate auction of a deceased member of our chapter. Looked at all the photos of the parts and saw many Model T parts I was interested in. Arrived early with lots of money. Looked for the parts I wanted and guess what! Not one T part. Asked the auctioneer about th...
by Jim Sims
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow pivots
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: top bow pivots

Thanks Larry. These brackets prevent using the screw and nut for the lower one on my striker plate. I think I need the ones like used in 25
by Jim Sims
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow pivots
Replies: 5
Views: 335

top bow pivots

Are these the correct pivots for a 24 roadster top ? These came with this car but they do not seem to fit properly. I also can not figure how they fasten to the vertical pillars.
bow pivot 1
bow pivot 1
bow pivot 2
bow pivot 2
by Jim Sims
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Model T RPU Box?
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Is this a Model T RPU Box?

Yes it is a 1925 pickup box.
by Jim Sims
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allmost a Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Allmost a Model T

At the start of spring I bought a big pile of tin. Remains of a 24 roadster with tin patches screwed to the bottom of the body. Fenders that had been on a stone pile with more stones thrown on them. Wood plans that needed changes to fit this body. Every part needed lots of work to use. Latest proble...
by Jim Sims
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub and tire alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Hub and tire alignment

Looks like you have the level on the tire and not the rim. Let the air out of the tire so the level can rest on the rim of both wheels and check again. Could be different width of tires.
by Jim Sims
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need ideas on weird noise
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Need ideas on weird noise

You should check the generator. Sound can travel in strange ways. I once replaced a transmission in a modern pickup because of a noise coming from it. Still had the noise and soon found it was only a bad bearing in the alternator.
by Jim Sims
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spare tire carrier question
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: spare tire carrier question

17 did not have demountable rims so no spare tire carrier. The frame will not have holes to mount this. Your carrier is not the normal style.
by Jim Sims
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring perch
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Spring perch

T;hat is not enough room to get the cotter pin in place. When using the after market wish bone with both the ols style and the accessory, I use the driveshaft pinion nut.
by Jim Sims
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Size and shade of the forum pring
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Size and shade of the forum pring

Hold the ctrl key and press the pluss key.
this is for a computer
by Jim Sims
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 1328

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: 624
Views: 74497

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: 624
Views: 74497

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: 1280

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: 903

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: 998

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: 1051

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: 781

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: 1054

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: 1002

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: 871

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: 1433

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: 1726

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: 1726

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: 1385

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: 1385

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: 1385

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: 982

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: 1531

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: 938

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: 958

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: 550

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: 958

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: 958

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: 447

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: 2013

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: 2013

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: 873

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: 873

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: 1276

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: 1379

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: 453

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: 1307

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: 1972

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: 1972

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: 14298

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: 14298

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: 620

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: 624
Views: 74497

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: 2274

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: 2274

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: 2512

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: 1486

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: 624
Views: 74497

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: 624
Views: 74497

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: 12556

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: 3025

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: 750

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: 1935

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: 1339

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: 740

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: 855

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: 1212

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: 624
Views: 74497

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: 2799

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: 632

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: 2084

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: 2084

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: 1042

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: 1047

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: 1740

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: 27
Views: 3113

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: 1246

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: 3232

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: 1533

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: 2127

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: 1220

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: 2127

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: 826

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: 543

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: 3715

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: 703

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: 717

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: 2470

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: 2470

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: 2005

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: 17204

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: 2074

Re: 1920 Oval Gas Tank

Your post says oval tank. You should check as my 20 roadster uses the round tank.