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by david_dewey
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 11
Views: 190

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: 11
Views: 190

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: 12
Views: 834

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: 11
Views: 190

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: 11
Views: 190

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: 11
Views: 190

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: 768

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: 1713

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: 525

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: 18
Views: 1128

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: 787

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: 312

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: 1713

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: 525

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: 525

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: 584
Views: 41872

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: 525

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: 490

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: 525

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: 279

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: 610

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: 1488

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: 735

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: 548

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: 814

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: 445

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: 445

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: 484

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: 478

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: 344

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: 624

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: 969

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: 776

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: 606

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: 776

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: 1588

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: 1452

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: 587

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: 1588

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: 1588

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...
by david_dewey
Mon May 11, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1222

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

Having had many a "temporary" upholstery over the years, the feed sacks won't last two weeks, and without long pants on, will be itchy. The army blankets, or similar product will last longer, but also itchy & hot in the summer. Tent (or duck) canvas will wear like iron, and not be itchy. If it looks...
by david_dewey
Sat May 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4602

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Well, wish I could say "I did the work" but mostly it was my good friend Lloyd who finished assembling Barney's top bows. the main bow wood is made of some old pipe organ chest support wood that is (we believe) maple; HARD Maple at that. Lloyd replicated the original rivets and the curved tack strip...
by david_dewey
Mon May 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Idea's Needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 976

Re: Good Idea's Needed!

How come no one posts; "Bad Idea's Needed!" ????
by david_dewey
Fri May 01, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 2096

Re: We lost another one

A real loss for the T community. At this point in my life, 73 doesn't seem to be that old! We will miss his very interesting, detailed postings. He gave me a lot to think about, as I'm certain he did others too. My condolences to the family.
David Dewey
by david_dewey
Fri May 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Model T Roadster for Sale SOLD
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: 1924 Model T Roadster for Sale

"Starts, drives, and stops like a T should" Stops??? I didn't know T's normally "Stopped" I was told the brake system is "P & P" -- Push and Pray. :)
Looks like a fun ride--a bit too much "Bling" for me, but looks like fun.
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shutters
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: shutters

Likely an aftermarket accessory for cold climates, was common on more expensive cars, like Rolls-Royce.
by david_dewey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - FRONT END ACCESSORY FRAME BRACE
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: FOR SALE - FRONT END ACCESSORY FRAME BRACE

If all you had was the two end pieces, I'll bet you'd never guess what they are for! Hmmm, gotta look through my "junk boxes!
by david_dewey
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revised Webpage of MTFCA
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Revised Webpage of MTFCA

Yep, pretty snazzy! Almost too fancy for a Model T guy. . . . :D
by david_dewey
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Miniatures
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: Miniatures

OK Mark, that's American Flyer track in the foreground and it looks like about a 1948 B&O Boxcar in the background! Hmmmmmm...... This shows my other hobby too, Theatre Organs. Sadly that neat leg lamp got knocked off a shelf accidentally last week and is now in many pieces. RATS. Train window-800x6...
by david_dewey
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A few more looking back.
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A few more looking back.

With dial-up, photos take a long time to download. The last pic finally came in. Interesting that the body paint is still shiny enough to reflect the kid on the running board, but the fenders are somewhat beat up. Looks like the front wheel is a Firestone accessory wheel. I think the dark spot in th...
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A few more looking back.
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A few more looking back.

That is my OTHER right! The kind on the left of the group of three. Oh Bother!
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

this is great--I just pray you didn't add so many graphics that my piss-poor dial-up can't navigate the site!
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

this is great--I just pray you didn't add so many graphics that my piss-poor dial-up can't navigate the site!
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A few more looking back.
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A few more looking back.

Notice in the first picture that of the three kids on the fender, the one on the right is hanging on where there is a break in the fender (typical location for a break too).
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

this is great--I just pray you didn't add so many graphic that my piss-poor dial up can't navigate the site!
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Piston ring seating

Guys, it is a Buick, not a T, so the starting ideas for a T don't necessarily work for the Buick. The sharpest early Buick guy I know is Erik Barrett, and he gave some really good suggestions. If everything else is OK, I think the problem is getting the engine to spin fast enough AND long enough to ...
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston ring seating
Replies: 24
Views: 1583

Re: Piston ring seating

If anyone here would know what the issue is, it would be Erik B. Before you go dropping the pan again, do what he suggests. then, you may need some way to spin the motor faster than the starter does. Used to be, tire shops had an "on the car wheel spinner" a motorized pulley they would put against a...
by david_dewey
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 5532

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Bought some parts off this site, and today went to my friend's house (Lloyd Hansen) and we laminated a top bow for the '16, three more mornings doing this, and the corners will be done. Then to scarf joint the centers onto this ends. While I have a nice set of bows for the '16, they have been off fo...
by david_dewey
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: 1916 Question

These are the questions that will go on forever. In CA the titles used to have a space for "Year Model," and "Year Sold." My '16 is a Dec 10, 1915 made car (or should I say the engine was made then??) and it is titled as a '15 because the modern title only had "year Made" Mine is in a multiple trans...
by david_dewey
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Wood for roadster body.

Red Oak is lousy for body wood; it splits too easily. The open grain in it is a long-term problem. Poplar would be better, ash or some of the other woods mentioned too. I mention Poplar because it's usually available.
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

Re: 1917 Top question

The metal piece along the back is not round, I don't think you can make it from a piece of conduit. It is basically an "L" shape, but the tall (vertical) part is curved slightly, not much though.
by david_dewey
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Steam Cars
Replies: 55
Views: 5569

Re: OT - Steam Cars

Hi Rich, Took me a few days to get to a wifi so I could look at the Brooks. Time for a tale of woe--that fortunately for me was/is only a tale of disappointment. Back about 1985 my neighbor had a church friend from Canada who told me about two steam cars in a barn, a Stanley and a Brooks, and they w...
by david_dewey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn Swap Meet CANCELED!
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Auburn Swap Meet CANCELED!

Welll, this was a posting I was hoping to NOT read. Bummer! And after all the "fun" Phil & I went through over the meet! (Well, actually, it was over the PIE, but we won't get into that--Guess I'll have to make my own, but eggs are hard to come by. . . .). Well everyone, be safe, stay healthy and we...
by david_dewey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS nice original 1916 Touring
Replies: 25
Views: 9743

Re: FS nice original 1916 Touring

At home on dial-up, I couldn't see the pics, now that i'm downtown looking, I just noticed that engine number is less than 11,300 after my '16 touring's engine! Hmm, '15 CA plates, eh? Well mine is a Dec '15 build too, and it is registered as a '15, although I am well aware that it is a '16 year mod...
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size

Even Ford's books say to not bend over all the tabs, to save them for later use, if needed.
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: 1926 Wire Wheel Hubcap Size

Even Ford's books say to not bend over all the tabs, to save them for later use, if needed.
by david_dewey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Scott, that's what happens on dial-up when the screen goes blank & you think you lost the page entirely. Oh well. . . .
by david_dewey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Terry, I hate to mention it, but that field coil doesn't look too healthy either. While you're in there. . . . .
Nothing else to do right now!
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Well, if I read your post correctly, you have .0005 (half a thousands) out of round on your pins. For a loose-fitting bronze bushing, that's not a lot, but it is some. IF the pins are nice and smoooth, I wouldn't worry about a bronze bushing with enough oil clearance on those pins. One could even "s...
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS nice original 1916 Touring
Replies: 25
Views: 9743

Re: FS nice original 1916 Touring

But correct!
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Your special T....

Ah, but I do have one for this thread; unfortunately it wasn't in a Model T. Back in 1976 I was reupholstering my 1939, um. "Other Make" car (OK, it was a CH@@y) and found within the original upholstery a 1939 SF World's Fair key fob! That had to have been lost in there when the car was nearly new. ...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door handle and latch ???
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Door handle and latch ???

I INOW! I KNOW! CALL ON ME!! i KNOW! Well, that is I THINK I know! Travel Trailer. That style handle was quite popular, and there were even companies that made "knock-off" replacement handles for Model As and other cars, I once saw a flyer for some, it was most interesting as the construction method...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Your special T....

While I like this subject, the first entry jarred me into the realization that 1981 was 39 years ago. 39!!!! Yikes, when/ how did that happen?? Let's see, 1981; we were just settling in from a move from my hometown to Oroville for a "temporary" 6 month job that I held for 25 years. Uh oh, it's start...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th main
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: 4th main

I'm an "old school" guy; while I do have updated pinion bearings in my cars, I think ball bearing 4th mains are a complication to the design just something "new" to go wrong. I think that particular bearing are requires more "give" than a ball bearing can provide. BUT! That's just my personal opinio...
by david_dewey
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

I was going to just post an acceptance note, but then Phil actually called me! He spent time looking for an old HCCA roster with my name & number in it, and we had a good conversation, a great one actually, and I have purchased parts from him over the years (I am terrible with names & faces). Anyway...
by david_dewey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

I read my posting to SWMBO, Linda, and she said, "5am? The ones putting up the swap meet are up at 5am!" Well, yes, she IS correct; I barely remember that from decades ago when the Redding Rambling A's put on their meets (yes folks, I'm a backslider Model A guy)--but I was MUCH younger then. . . . :...
by david_dewey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Wow, thank you all! Phil didn't bother me (much), he's probably also going stir crazy like the rest of us. Shortly after posting that a lightning storm hit and wiped out my modem! I'm downtown right now (had to go buy a new modem!) and on wifi, so finally am seeing the responses. Richard, we may hav...
by david_dewey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

"A thin spot" egads man, do you know how thick those things are? now that I've said that, I don't really know myself, but at least 1/4" if not more. Yes, do mask off the valve before blasting, and if you want it to look really snazzy, polish the valve (ON THE TANK, don't try to take it off) before y...
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Phillip, I am sorry you failed to recognize my "awkward" way of expressing disappointment that you will have a food truck instead of the wonderful homemade food the club has always prepared. While this is the best EARLY car parts swap meet in northern California (and actually only eclipsed in ALL of...
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 100
Views: 11926

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Say, Maw, this here don' look like the main road. . .
Pa, I told you to make a left turn at Albuquerque!
(Linda & I in Barney)
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painted Parts Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: Painted Parts Storage

I would be leery of bubble wrap to protect painted parts. In storing model trains, it has been found to leave marks on the painted surfaces of the trains.
by david_dewey
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1589

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

I have some copper-tops for my 16, what is the date difference between six screws and four screws--or is there some other difference?
by david_dewey
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Wayne, I know that problem, so I have an alarm set on my cell phone for 9:15--PIE TIME. I used to set it for 9:30, but I missed out one year, so . . . .
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Just found the flyer for the Motherlode T clubs annual swap meet--arguably the best N. California OLD car swap. Still scheduled for June 7, though hard to say if we will be allowed out of our homes by then. But I notice it says, "Food on site provided by Maria's Food Truck." What, no club-made burge...
by david_dewey
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 1268

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

That couch reminds me of an TV commercial with some kids driving around, see a couch becide the road, load it into their car and go a few blocks before they are driven out of the car by the smell of the couch--which is again, beside the road. As for blaming the second engineer, do you know why you c...
by david_dewey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 6672

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I'm an old timer too; this thread has brought back many memories. I felt a special connection to Reid Welch, because we are both piano tuners. Hurck always seemed to find something funny to mention. Met Terry H. here--and I remember when Rick & Gene figured out they were neighbors. At the time Terry...
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 3281

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

Y'all are gonna "hate" me; a few years ago at a swap meet, at noon (near quitting time for that meet) I bought a T engine in parts, ready to go together from a well-respected T guy who had to downsize. All rebabbitted, machined, ready to go. $400--that's what he asked, and I gladly paid it. No, didn...
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlights with additional bulb question
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: headlights with additional bulb question

Model A reflectors are very different; for one thing, they clip into the headlight bucket and are not spring loaded like the T ones. These are fairly uncomon, not being used very long. The upper bulb is actually a parking lamp bulb, but could be used (I suppose) as a "Low beam" bulb.
by david_dewey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Wire Wheels

Like real estate, value depends on location, location, location. the 28-29 wheels have a rolled round "edge" on them, and if you are in a winter salt area, they can rust out from the inside. Also there are "AR" wheels used in the first months of production that are hard to find. The 30-31 wheels don...
by david_dewey
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 1793

Re: windshield glass

I think you will find that side window safety glass is the right thickness. Technically not what is used for windshield glass, but I believe a good glass shop will recognize the difference and use it. You might have to sign a liability waiver!
by david_dewey
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1877

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Erik,
Very sorry to hear of his passing. I really liked your Dad--I like you still too!(it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't word that well) I hope his passing was peaceful. Another great one has left our world.
David & Linda Dewey
by david_dewey
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Slotted Head #8 Wood Screws Free You Pay Shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

Re: Slotted Head #8 Wood Screws Free You Pay Shipping

These screws are a great deal. I took my "baggie" of them and put them in a sand-filled tumbler--they cleaned up quickly and now look great! thanks Rodger!
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE: NOT T PARTS BUT DOES ANYBODY NEED THESE
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: FOR SALE: NOT T PARTS BUT DOES ANYBODY NEED THESE

I think the coils and the bracket with the 'wings" are for Dodge (or Chrysler) products, in the '30s to '40s.
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 155
Views: 10211

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

You think black beauty is a mild abrasive? I always understood it was much more aggressive than glass beads.
by david_dewey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Pan Straightening Service
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Oil Pan Straightening Service

I agree!! Erick can do that and LOTS more.
by david_dewey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: wood spokes

PS you ought to see if you could trade him a frame also and get the whole chassis intact. He's probably going to box the frame anyway (would be cheaper for him to buy a repro boxed frame already set up for a Hot Rod. )
by david_dewey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: wood spokes

Blankety Blank Hot Rodders. Taking a perfectly good-looking, and apparently running T to make a hot rod when there are parts piles out there that could be done easier and with less loss of history. Would need a close up photo of the spokes to try to identify the wood. meantime, without knowing what ...
by david_dewey
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 1233

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Well, I see I was quoted here, so guess I'll chime in. "back in the day" the nickel had to be polished to become shiny. the best plating starts with a copper plating, that gets polished to remove as many imperfections as possible, AND to provide better adhesion to the base metal. I find the Chromium...
by david_dewey
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Original Smith !
Replies: 17
Views: 1453

Re: Happy Birthday Original Smith !

Happy Birthday Larry! I celebrated it by working on an Ampico pump.
David