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by david_dewey
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Dodge
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: 1916 Dodge

How about some photos?? I haven't found a DB forum yet, but that could be because of my lousy dial-up internet connection. I have a May 1916 DB Touring. 16 DB side forum.jpg Pretty much "as found" it is taking a LOT of work, and is mostly on my "back burner" Not showing in the photo are the wood whe...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

And the wise boat trailer owner does this at the end of the season so the trailer doesn't sit all winter with water in the bearing grease rusting metal and expanding when the weather freezes the water! :D
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

I had a boat trailer with "Bearing Buddies" on it--it is a spring loaded bearing cap that you grease before putting the trailer in the water--the spring keeps the grease under compression so that (theoretically) water can't get sucked into the warm bearings when the wheel hub is dunked into the cold...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Return of the Drive In Theatre
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Return of the Drive In Theatre

One of the side effects of Covid19 is the return of Drive In Theatres. By staying in their cars, folks are able to maintain social distancing, a new Drive In is opening in Chico (CA) this week. Apparently they are sold out for the first nights!
Is this also happening near you?
by david_dewey
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: Underpowered?

It's not just vehicles. The State Theatre still has its 35mm projectors. With the projectors is the "Sound of the Screen" amplifier--all of 40 watts. Drives a large woofer and tweeter that, when used, is placed behind the screen. The theatre was built in 1928 for vaudeville and silent films. It is a...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

Unfortunately my dial-up isn't loading pictures right now (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't--very frustrating). Although it was 49 years ago, I think i remember that the three disk box at the Gallery played all three disks at once and was coin operated. I don't know if it had bells or not--to...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

My Sligh instructions for setting is to take the pendulum and start it swinging from the side of the case (maximum swing--when it runs it swings about half that much)--it is supposed to somehow set itself. I haven't found the paperwork, just remember reading that when we set up the clock. So far it ...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

Since we are back home, I was going to look up my Sligh clock's information, but I can't find it--put it in a "safe place" and now ???? The plate on the inside of the dial door notes: Model 0939-1-AN, Reg. 329-0012-14, Movement 500-0035, Dial 538-0092 and Pendulum 560-0039 and noted: Sligh Holland, ...
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

Is that a three-disk music box? I worked on one some 49 years ago at the Gloria Folk Art Gallery. I sometimes wonder what happened to that collection--an amazing assortment of mechanical machines (including a Virtuousa Violina (not spelled correctly, I'm certain)).
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 872

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Sorry Frank, that's a radiator cap. The cap Mark is looking for has a long "tit" on it, fairly unique piece that I've not seen on any other cars. here's a rough sketch of one from memory;
gas cap sketch.jpg
by david_dewey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

WOW! Plus, glad you have a tall enough room in which to place the clock!
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 872

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

I drove Erik's DB on a tour two years ago, took his Dad along, likely one of his last tours. Had a great time! But wish the DB brakes were a little better. Will have to see what I can do to mine when I get it back together. (after the Ts!) :)
Mark, did you find a cap yet?
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

For those that might not be following the thread about us on the "main" forum page; we are now at home, and the house & surrounding area survived. Not even a sign of the fire to be seen until you drive up any road going north (not many of them, however) and within a half-mile you will run into the b...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: David Dewey...Good News!

Thank you all for your concerns, thoughts, & Prayers. We are again home, although this AM the smoke coming in the window woke me up, and then I heard that Forbestown was again on evacuation, but apparently the fire danger was well-east of us,a nd now it is clearing up a bit, whew! Barney is fine, st...
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Made a quick trip to Oraville today to give our key to animal rescue so they could bring our birds out which they did. house is still standing everything looks good but Fire is very close and we probably won’t be allowed in for at least two more days or more. But others have lost so much and my hear...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

It does look like a nice niche but it looks awfully close to a fireplace fireplace is dry wood out so I would Not put my clock near one. Our clock is a sleigh also! So about the same time. I think I’d have to look at the paperwork for the house is still there when I get back home I can look it up
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We are still sheltering in Dunsmuir I think the fire did miss our house our power is back on but you’re still not allowed into the area so can’t verify that the house is still there but I think it is
by david_dewey
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Fire evacuation In Oroville

We left our home Tuesday morning because PG&E turned off the power because of the fire danger and on our way to my brothers place in Dunsmuir we got notice that our house is under evaluation and that we would not be allowed to go back so that we continue down to Dunsmuir where we’ve been and we have...
by david_dewey
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested what to do with all those watch parts. Are all the drawers that loaded? I would think mainsprings would be a small gold mine, but what do I know, I don't work on watches--too small!! Too delicate! And crystals, AFAIK are also hard to come by. Oh Well. . . . . T...
by david_dewey
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

With the crank-in-the-face system, the weights are on cables, and by winding them up to the stops, you have "captured" the cables on the winding drums, so there is nothing to tie down. The fact that the clock is that style indicates it is near, if not at, the top of the line. As Marv mentioned, thes...
by david_dewey
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Moving a Grandfather clock
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Moving a Grandfather clock

Dave, There are a few differences in Grandfather type clocks, in regards to the weights. One style, you have a winding crank, and you insert it into holes in the clock face to crank the weights to the top. On this style, crank the weights to the top, then take the weights off, and take the pendulum ...
by david_dewey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

PS, I'm from Northern California, but anytime we gussied up, or did something fancy for company, we were "Puttin' on the Dog." OH and there was also the "secret code" from mom, whispered in our ears before a meal, "FHB!" which meant, "Family, Hold Back as I don't think I have enough food for this cr...
by david_dewey
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Micheal, That's not "Far Fetched"--it is one heck of a "Whopper" of which Pecos Bill would be proud!
It's rather unsettling to hear these phrases are no longer understood by the "young folks." I'm getting tired of all the "Deer in the headlights" looks I get when I use them. . . . . .
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Uh, no, the Tin Lizzy Inn is just south of the south park entrance, and there are some long grades up and down to get into the valley. Of course, once you are in the valley, it's a "cake walk." We started out in the '15, but after going down some long grades I started worrying about the climb out, a...
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Best Wax for Black Urethane
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Best Wax for Black Urethane

Ha Ha, but seriously, I would stick with Mequire's products, the usually do not have silicones in them. Do avoid products with silicone in it, it will cause problems down the road. The "quick-wax-polish products usually have silicone in them. Of course, you could go with good old-fashioned Paste Wax...
by david_dewey
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Yes, the Model T & As for use in Yosemite, we did this a few years ago, and stayed at the B&B Tin Lizzy Inn--it was wonderful. The '15 Touring was our original choice, and as we pulled up to the park entrance gate, my clumsy big foot hit the coil switch and killed the engine (fortunately the car is ...
by david_dewey
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No, no! Don't wake me!
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: No, no! Don't wake me!

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Quick someone pinch me, please let this be a dream. . . .

In my other hobby, she could say, "You will never build that layout" (Toy Trains)
No, it wouldn't be "You will never finish the layout" as everyone knows a layout is NEVER done. . . .
:)
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: radiator hose

Local Auto Parts store--at least that's where I bought some the last time (been a few years)
Sold by the inch, I believe!
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?

I just got an email from Condon & Skelly telling me that if my garage is threatened by a wildfire, they will cover up to $250 of cost to move & store my car in a safer location.
Interesting--they probably figure that's cheaper for them than paying for a destroyed car.
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any members or car effected by the CA fires?
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Any members or car effected by the CA fires?

I almost hate to ask, but I know some areas were overrun very quickly giingn folks little to no time to get out. I do know the Swanton Pacific 19" gauge railroad was decimated by the fires. This railroad was built from the 1915 Overfair Railway at the Pan-Pacfic Exposition; it's a tragic historic lo...
by david_dewey
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Forged L-Shape Front Shackles Set
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: WTB - Forged L-Shape Front Shackles Set

A friend of mine takes the ones that aren't worn below the thread diameter, puts them in his lathe (in a fixture) and turns them round, then presses a sleeve on them to bring them back to original diameter--voila! new again.
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Covid Masks
Replies: 21
Views: 2631

Re: Model T Covid Masks

Dianna,
"Your" mask was a hit at the Doctor's office today! My wife saw someone wearing one at the Farmers' Market about a month ago--but she wasn't able to stop and find out who it was--someone in the Oroville (CA) area that's a "closet" model Ter!
David
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1335

Re: update Be careful cranking

The woodworking story is TRUE. I once worked for a guy who has a radial arm saw with NO guard of any sort around the blade. I always run that saw very afraid--I check the work area, check the wood I am about to cut, make certain I have a sold grip on the carriage--then, after a second check, I turn ...
by david_dewey
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1475

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Years ago when Terry was still a practicing Dentist, he would drive Rusty to the office. My in-laws live just doors up from his office, so put a card on Rusty's windshield, "We buy Junk, Call 800-GOT SCRAP" (or something close to that--it was a LONG time ago!).
Yeah, he figured out who dunnit.
by david_dewey
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 66
Views: 1755

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Well, I did some math, and I was 14 when I started working on my Model A. Now I'm a little unusual in that I had to put the car back together, as my Brothers had taken it apart, and it took a while. I started on the car in 8th grade and was able to drive it to my High School graduation (not finished...
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Is This Part?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: What Is This Part?

Ah, there's the documentation needed. So it is "type 2" used in '29 until August--didn't realize it was used that late.
Thanks for solving it!
by david_dewey
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Hmm, this reminds me of a mystery we had back in the days when I worked on RR & the like. The owner had a nice Bentley sedan that was painted in lacquer many, many years before, a nice dark blue. In some areas the finish looked "alligatored" just lightly. Easily polished out to a nice smooth finish-...
by david_dewey
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Is This Part?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: What Is This Part?

Well some of us are "reformed" Model A guys, I still haven't dug out any books though to see if I guessed right. Too busy mudding & taping sheetrock in my living room. :D
by david_dewey
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Is This Part?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: What Is This Part?

It looks familiar to me, I am thinking it MIGHT be an early Model A King Pin locking bolt. They are different from the later ones (these early pieces are known as "AR" parts from the Ford replacement parts IDs)
BUT this is just a guess from fuzzy memories!
by david_dewey
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1958

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

This discussion of Ts and freeways reminded me of my college days in LA, fall of 1971 to be exact. Our Marine Biology class went on a field trip to some tide pools, and three of us rode with our professor in her Citroen 2CV. For those of you who don't know about it, it looks like a VW made with flat...
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: M F Ford Truck ????????????????
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: M F Ford Truck ????????????????

Also, those rear fenders are M-P fenders, and VERY HARD to find!
by david_dewey
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 16
Views: 872

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

Glad Gene probably has one, I couldn't tell you where my DB gas tank stuff is right now. However, I do see them on eBay frequently. They don't seem to be uncommon like some DB parts are!
And Wayne was right! :)
by david_dewey
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

"the bad news is there appears to be a broken off key in the lock" Actually, that would be GOOD news, if it was the correct key as then you would be able to manipulate the cylinder, and likely ease it's removal--plus you'd know what the key cuts should be. You likely would not be able to remove the ...
by david_dewey
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: Three steering columns to one and wood steering wheel?

Well, that steering spider on top of the locking wood steering wheel is not stock T, and is likely from some other model car. The drag link end looks pretty wallowed out. Better steering columns aren't that hard to find (around here (northern Califunny) at least) and I would recommend you go looking...
by david_dewey
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 21
Views: 1669

Re: Spark & Gas levers

What about silver soldering (brazing) either the broken piece or a new piece of brass on. I'm thinking you might even be able to do this with the new rod in place. That way, the rod won't wander around.
by david_dewey
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: What is this light bracket for?

It looks like a sidelight bracket to be bolted onto a flat front aftermarket body.
by david_dewey
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Well, as usual, I never seem to be the "simple procedure" guy. Doc couldn't find one of the stints at first--even asked me if anyone had removed it! So, I was there about an hour, he did find it, but then I had to "evacuate" the bladder, then he went back in--so three times up the "ahem" member, and...
by david_dewey
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Well tomorrow morning is the big day for the Stint removals. They assure me it is an "in the office" short procedure done under local numbing only (since they are going up my "thingy" I sure hope its numbed) and will be done in a half hour or so. Of course the original operation was supposed to be s...
by david_dewey
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

What wasn't mentioned is that the wood, even without getting wet, can develop carbon traces that short out the coils. Once assembled on a car, you can't hardly see the coil box wood, so use the modern kits. The contact strips are phosphor bronze, while some of the replacements aren't, so this is a s...
by david_dewey
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas

All the tube patching clamps I have are designed to be used with "self-vulcanizing" patches. These patches are attached to a tin piece with a flamable material in the tin. You clean the tube and rough it up a bit, then clamp it down and light the material. It burns quickly, you let it cool a bit, th...
by david_dewey
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Thank you all. I am still amazed at how little activity ends up being "too much" and I have to stop to recover, so while other tell me I'm getting better (they say my voice is much stronger now) I don't feel like I'm going very fast yet. Next week they take the two stints out of my kidneys; they ass...
by david_dewey
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage License Plate Vendor - Colorado Plates?
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: Vintage License Plate Vendor - Colorado Plates?

WOW, that is an amazing restoration--not over done, but just like NOS plates complete with the waves in the plate from the stamping process. VERY Nice!
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Very early 1905 steamer for sale !
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Very early 1905 steamer for sale !

What an amazing survivor! Don't know if I'd want to "open her up" with just a tiller for steering! Wonder where it sat for "98 years" as the ad states.
by david_dewey
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

I have one of those masks made by the guy's wife, VERY nice, but amazingly, I get few comments on it. The odd thing, about a month ago someone showed up at the farmer's market with one on, and my wife didn't stop him to ask about his T interests ( I wasn't there, I would have chased him down!). Thou...
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: 1908 Buick

Some folks take out a valve cage and make a spacer to go inside in place of the cage the prevents the piston from going too high and loosing the piston ring. usually you at least lose the piston when that happens. Once the rod is assembled on the crank, then you take out the spacer!
by david_dewey
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: 1908 Buick

Not only does Eric "do" babbitt, he's an early member of the Buick Club, like #99. He can help you out in many ways. Auburn and Redding aren't THAT far apart.
by david_dewey
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Ron, I will send your contact info to a Frank Pangburn in Chico who had a about 40 coils six months ago. Don't know if he still has them, but he'd be interested in unloading them if he does! Fingers crossed.
by david_dewey
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Thank you Tim. I have multiple goals, but concentrating on the short-term ones right now: get back on my feet! I am much weaker than I realized. My priorities have drastically changed though, time to realize what projects I am likely to finish, what ones I really want to do, and how to let the other...
by david_dewey
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

Auto correct Strikes again “If you’ve seen his TT you would understand why the question!!”
by david_dewey
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

The “how are you gonna get back from the dump “ storY really happened to Erich Barrett. If she seen his TV you could understand that!
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

I just noticed the AutoCorrect changed rich to “Rex” so hopefully you still took the praise as it was meant to be.
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Rex just spotted the fact that your work is on display in the museum congratulations you deserve all the praises.
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Gratulation’s rich wish I could be there it is a great addition to the museum. Your work is always fabulous
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Oh and that was about 15 minutes of typing on this little phones screen so don’t expect much of a response from me in a while!!🤪
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Not done anything all of July

Thank you all. Guess I’m too much like the T to be put down easily. But. The did try—especially now that my Linda is talking to the other staff who are advising her that my care was Not the best. I hope that I can climb out of this foxhole, finish The house and then get Barney back on the road. But ...
by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Not done anything all of July

Hi folks you haven’t seen or heard me on the form in a while this is David Dewey over in Oroville CA. and I have been in the hospital since the first of the month recoverOmg from a whole bunch of stuff that started out with kidney stones. Three operations later and I really hope to be home Monday or...
by david_dewey
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork Gaskets
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Re: Cork Gaskets

making gaskets with a ball pien hammer was one of the things my Dad taught me when I was still in grade school. I remember surprising the college engine rebuilding class's instructor with known how to do it, when a gasket was missing. Maybe I'm strange, but I find it an enjoyable task. Of course, I ...
by david_dewey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2356

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

Sorry, I misread that part of your posting. Still, I stand by my statement, both for your safety and the car's. They are period correct and the original design DOES have a flaw in it.
by david_dewey
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

You do have a "passel" of stuff there. Yes, even some AF, from late 40s to 60s from what I see in the one pic. Rich, I had forgotten about it, as it's packed away, but I have the same transformer without the case that I've used since high school days to power my accessories No one ever bugged me abo...
by david_dewey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Working on the T with my 15 year old daughter
Replies: 19
Views: 2243

Re: Working on the T with my 15 year old daughter

You've got a sharp daughter! Love it!
by david_dewey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody know what this is?
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Anybody know what this is?

is somewhat like Dodge Brothers, but also wondering, Metz??
by david_dewey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23-25 Windshield Channel
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: 23-25 Windshield Channel

Caswell sells a brush nickel plating kit that does a wonderful job on plating the glass channel I have replated originals and also the brass reproduction channels and end up with a very nice, original-looking nickel plate. Do spend extra time and really add plate so it will last longer. I always hav...
by david_dewey
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2356

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

I would be far more concerned that you don't have an under the axle accessory wishbone on that front end. Especially on a speedster.
by david_dewey
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

Wayne, Yes, transformers are available. Holler at me some time, I'll see what I can "dig up"
Burger, neat railroad--I assume you've been following all the doings at Como then? Kind of exciting all they are getting done up there.
by david_dewey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

Dave, I hate to mention this, but Bachman is often refereed to as "Barf-man" because of the low-quality of much of their production (which can also be well-made sometimes too). Lots of Lionel collectors and information out there, not as much on Marx, although there is a loyal following for them too,...
by david_dewey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 614
Views: 60310

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

While those handles are nice, I can't believe you drilled holes into that beautifully done body to mount them.
Though not yet finished, that is already one VERY fine Center Door, and although it takes forever for the pics to load on dial-up, they are worth waiting for!
Now about that Parakeet. . . .
by david_dewey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

BTW Rich, now that the picture downloaded (dial up is so not good), that looks like a Marx engine; nothing fancy, but will run forever. The trailing truck and tender trucks look a bit unusual to me, but I'm no Marx expert.
To quote an old American Flyer ad, "Gee Hurk! Trains!!!"
by david_dewey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Commercial Bodies for Ford Cars
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Commercial Bodies for Ford Cars

Well, I am no expert, but that express body sure looks a lot like a Martin Perry. Neat stuff there.
by david_dewey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

Well, HO and O gauge are basically two different worlds. O gauge two rail and O gauge 3 rail are also different continents. Then there are factions of O gauge, 027 gauge, 072 gauge and Lionel or American Flyer or . . . . and even in Lionel 0 there's prewar, postwar, modern era. . . . I would guess t...
by david_dewey
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum

Wayne, you are 100% right--I have a smart phone and it is always out-smarting me. I wish I still had my flip phone. However, I have learned how to---most of the time--get pictures from it to the computer using the charging cable. However, there are photos I can see on the phone, that do not download...
by david_dewey
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too nice NOT to drive
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Too nice NOT to drive

Oh my, Mayfly time again? Folks out west have no idea. . . I remember looking out our cabin window on the Delta Queen Steamboat one morning, and it was covered in Mayflies--the whole boat! Crew took it in stride--nothing to see here folks, move on--breakfast is served in the Orleans room!
by david_dewey
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale Unrestored 1926 Ford Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: For Sale Unrestored 1926 Ford Roadter.

It looks wonderful, and the price seems reasonable, if it were closer, I'd borrow against the house to get it! Don't tell Barney I wrote this, you know how Ts are, they get jealous!
by david_dewey
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: A little something to read and remember.

My father was one of those in the European campaign. I just sent this email to my family about him. Thought I'd share it with y'all too. David Dewey A bit of family history and world history. I’m sending this out to not only the immediate Bob Dewey family, but also the cousins whose email I have and...
by david_dewey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: What is it?

Spare tire carrier rim clamp??? Mine is missing, so I don't know if that's exactly what it looks like. On the spare carrier, the rim sets down on the top too clamps, and the one at the bottom is clamped down by a rim nut & clamp, keeping the spare in place.
by david_dewey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Member Email Hack !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Member Email Hack !!!

I got one too, was tricked into replying that I hadn't gotten his "prior email" then came the request to borrow some money---NOPE, not Terry asking!!
by david_dewey
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hasslers aren't just for Ford...With 1920 Dodge content :)
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Hasslers aren't just for Ford...With 1920 Dodge content :)

Dodge parts are more expensive than Ford Parts, and harder to find, but there are a lot of them out there--just not as easy to find! I'd say my '16 DB touring car has enough metal in it to make three model Ts!
by david_dewey
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Hasslers aren't just for Ford...With 1920 Dodge content :)
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Hasslers aren't just for Ford...

My T friend Lloyd has a 23 DB with a full set of Hasslers on it, this is only the second set I've known about.
by david_dewey
Sun May 31, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 28-9 wire wheels hub cap question
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: 28-9 wire wheels hub cap question

Even Ford's instructions were to only bend a few tabs, leaving the others for a future re-installation. Yes, the shape makes one think they are a "snap 0n" cap, but they aren't. One suggestion is to use a large "0" ring on the cap before installing.
by david_dewey
Thu May 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to buy brass radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Wanted to buy brass radiator

Dale, there's only a few dents there, good radiator man could have that fixed right up! Oh wait, "Good radiator man" Hmm, so much for that idea. Seriously though there are some fine parts there.
by david_dewey
Sun May 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Masks
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Model T Masks

I heard she ran out of material. I really like mine! But, amazingly, no one has asked about it when I'm out and about.
by david_dewey
Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 headlight switch hole size
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: 1915 headlight switch hole size

The switch with the rectangular front plate has a round body that just fits in the firewall hole. Just wanted to make that clear, in case you thought the switch itself was rectangular--it's not!
by david_dewey
Tue May 19, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ultra rare Timber brake system?
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Ultra rare Timber brake system?

Y'all don't realize this is an utlra-rare computer controlled Model T, It's already logged on.
by david_dewey
Sun May 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Rewooding Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1184

Re: Need Rewooding Advice

Yes, the '25s are almost a creature unto themselves. And yes, Henry did not like to talk about "Year Models" as he disliked the idea that you would be goaded into buying a new car just because of a year model change--but the T did change over time, and the changes USUALLY occurred a bit after the mi...
by david_dewey
Sat May 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fixing a broken windshield
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Fixing a broken windshield

Steve, Find another T windshield frame, I think any year will work, one that has problems of some sort, but has a good straight section long enough to replace your lower w/s section. This will be much easier than welding those two parts back together or making a new part. The filler that the hinge s...
by david_dewey
Sat May 16, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Rewooding Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1184

Re: Need Rewooding Advice

I don't know if you have a '24 or a '25 YEAR MODEL car, but here is what the hinge and pillar look like on a 1925 year model runabout. Note that although the door is still wood-framed, as is the latching pillar, the hinge pillar is all metal. door hinge details 2 forum.jpg Door hinge details forum.j...
by david_dewey
Tue May 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Wayne, I never realized what kindred spirits we are. I LOVE your explanation, I think I will steal it and use it. "I collect collections!" I need a button! I do have a brass badge that says I am a "Licensed Junk Collector. "
by david_dewey
Tue May 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: mores pictures or the 26 barn find coupe
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Re: mores pictures or the 26 barn find coupe

So, do you have the seat? any of the inside window trim?
by david_dewey
Tue May 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Paint for hood.

There are many paints out now, doen't know what they use in England. But wanted to comment on Concept. Concept has a blue-based black that really matches the Model T Black. Most blacks are more brown, this one is Blue, I think it's 4100, but I cannot find a can to read the numbers. These wheels are ...
by david_dewey
Mon May 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Thanks Richard, Seems like high praise from someone I admire as you do so many great things. Lately my biggest problem is I can't remember where I put things, or that I even have them. The comment on the Bluebird crank was true. In doing this living room remodel, I have to move some "piles" around, ...
by david_dewey
Mon May 11, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 2495

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

I have learned to check the OT for the, uh, dare I say it, most interesting postings. I don't post here like I used to because my dial-up doesn't work well with almost any internet activity. This, I'm told, will change in July when the fiber optic cable is activated. Not holding my breath in the mea...