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by Mikey1968
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

We have 9 cars so many sit for awhile. One day I decided to take the 74 Bronco out. Our driveway is 200-300 feet of gravel. Got halfway when the Bronco no longer moved. Weird. I could rev the engine and speedo was showing a nice high speed but I wasn't moving. I looked at the driveshaft and it was s...
by Mikey1968
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: straightening spokes....

OK, got the Stipe tool set but it came without any instructions. It looks intuitive. Any tips on using these? When do you use one over the other?
Thanks!
Mike
by Mikey1968
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: straightening spokes....

I used a hook on the end of my slide hammer but I think these tools will do a better job.

Any others to chime in on these tools?

Is Specialty Motor Cams the only place to buy them?

Anyone have a set they want to sell?

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need flat screws
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Need flat screws

Good idea. I had some that weren't quite long enough and had to make another order but I can't recall the details. I would have to run out to the garage and see if I can find the package label. My approach was to buy many different sizes and thread pitches and mix and match as needed.
by Mikey1968
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: straightening spokes....

Thanks for the link!

Kinda pricey, huh?
by Mikey1968
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: straightening spokes....
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: straightening spokes....

Do they have a website? How much?
by Mikey1968
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need flat screws
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Need flat screws

Just double check the thread size. I used different thread sizes on my project so I could fit the riv-nut inserts, nuts and threads in the frame.
by Mikey1968
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need flat screws
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Need flat screws

Oh, I ordered from Bolt Depot and also got stainless steel screws..... By the way, EZ Turn is sticky and great to start hard to reach nuts. Riv-nut tool info: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XG6MBCM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XT5PF69/ref=sspa_d...
by Mikey1968
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need flat screws
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Need flat screws

I just completed this chore on my 26 Touring but used aftermarket sills. My holes were mostly stripped out on both the front and rear sills. Where I could, I simply used a nut and screw. Some nuts I had to use EZ Turn on the tip of my finger to hold the nut and get the threads started. Took a lot of...
by Mikey1968
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

Will the spiral nails in my prior post work? Heads seem pretty small diameter. It looks like Snyder's has the ringed nails. Do they work better than the spiral nails or do they both work about the same?
by Mikey1968
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

This is the post where I read about using Model A spring clips. Will this work for 26 Touring doors?

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1250616326
by Mikey1968
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

This is the pack of tacks I received from Classtique. They look different than the ones shown. These spiral tacks will work, right? I also read somewhere that the Model A spring clips are a better way to go. Are these the ones that would work? https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A46126A.html Pre...
by Mikey1968
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

You know, I could probably use my old cardboard panels as templates. I'll have to look at my tacks again, I remember them as more spiraled than ringed. Got my set in awhile back and haven't looked in a long time. Old cardboard ones installed with upholstery Phillips screws and washers.
by Mikey1968
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

1926 Touring Door and Interior Panel INstallation

Hi all, I'm about to start installing my new panels on the 26 Touring to replace an old resto warped black cardboard with these new vinyl-covered ones. They came with spiral tacks to install. Question is do you recommend pre-drilling the panels or just line up and tap them in? Any tips on installing...
by Mikey1968
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 1946

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

I'm no expert here by any means but I recall reading that the pans might help prevent the over-center steering hazard where the pitman arm rotates up and creates an instant reverse steering issue usually ending with badness.
by Mikey1968
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 2029

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

I heard the same thing on mice eating newer cars wires with wiring coated in non-solvent enviro-friendly coatings. They love the flavor! Luckily, I don't own anything that new out of our 9 cars!
by Mikey1968
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 1654

Re: Old gas

Great parts cleaner!
by Mikey1968
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 2840

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

This really helped my browsing, thanks for the tips!!!!!
by Mikey1968
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T V8!
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: Model T V8!

I knew you would like it....I sure did! :)
by Mikey1968
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: Bumpers???

I have a set of originals ready to install on my early 1926 Touring but I have beehive Hasslers up front. They interfere with the brackets so I can't install them yet. Haven't figured out a solution yet. I'm wondering if my front spring is sagging and I need to replace. I seem to recall a change in ...
by Mikey1968
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE

I believe roadster and touring have different bows....not sure.
by Mikey1968
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE

Thanks!
by Mikey1968
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE

Perhaps we will. My car has a full set on it now but with some bent and one even broken and taped together somehow. Bought it like that and haven't tried to figure out how it's really repaired. Looks like my bows/irons have many rivets replaced with bolts. Got the car last year and efforts were to g...
by Mikey1968
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets NEW PRICE
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: FS Top Bows ..parcel sets

I could use some for a 26 Touring but I have no idea how to identify them.
by Mikey1968
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior

Thanks everyone! I must have some rusted threads and some old cross threading going on. It has an assortment of sizes for holes and screws....many missing screws and some oversized screws with nuts rather than being threaded into the metal. Will order an assortment of screws and see if I can make th...
by Mikey1968
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior

I bought that set and it didn't fit any of the threaded holes. I'm looking into buying some self tapping screws from Bolt Depot. For the sills, should I use flat or oval slotted?

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Round Interior Door Clips for 26 Touring
Replies: 0
Views: 318

WTB Round Interior Door Clips for 26 Touring

These are the clips that hold the door cardboard on. They snap into the 5/16" holes along the edge of the door. I need a handful of these. At least enough for one door.
Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

26 Touring Various Screws for Interior

Hello all, I am trying to figure out the screw sizes and pitch on various screws that are missing on my 26 Touring. The screws I'm looking for are door latch, door cardboard panel and sill plates. Nothing I've tried seems to work in any threaded holes. Also, where would one find the clips in the doo...
by Mikey1968
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Martynn, I appreciate the offer however I have what I believe is an original one that I understand gas stations handed out as advertisements. I found some posts during a search that provided scales and instructions on using a paint stirring stick. I remember I had a little trouble finding a scan whe...
by Mikey1968
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank***

Most excellent work as usual. Have an idea for you to consider. Maybe add to all your gas tank drawings a note on making a gas level dipstick with the gallons to inches scale. What do you think? Make the drawing too busy?
Cheers,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Saw this on Facebook...Thoughts?

What do you guys think about this? I kinda think this is T abuse.
by Mikey1968
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you acquire your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 2563

Re: How did you acquire your T?

Got my 1926 Touring nearly a year ago. I've been working on 60s, 70s, and 80s Fords and Mercury's since I was 15. Own 7 of them and two non-Fords now along with a 52 Farmall H and a couple of ATVs. I can make nearly anything run including most antique American pocket watches. Talents a gift from my ...
by Mikey1968
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Soooooo....the conclusion is that my spring is worn out and needs replacing. If I get the new spring, will the Hasslers and bumper fit like Kevin's or will I need a spacer on top of the new spring to clear the bumper bracket? If so, how thick? New spring project (for next year probably) added to my ...
by Mikey1968
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Hank,
So you are thinking the lack of arch to the spring is allowing the Hassler to be too close to the frame?
by Mikey1968
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Hopefully these photos loaded up...uh hem....I had an oil leak that I fixed but haven't emptied the pan yet....that's my story and am stickin' with it! :)
by Mikey1968
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Yes you did, Hank....yes you did! kmatt, can you post a close up of your mount showing the frame area bolt up? Yours is the first picture I've seen with both. Looks like my Hasslers are a little further up the springs towards the center of the car. It's not by much but maybe just enough. Is your's i...
by Mikey1968
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

Oh, by the way, HI HANK!!!! It's your old bumpers I'm talking about. If you ever get time (HA!, I know!) you can make it where I get both! :D
by Mikey1968
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

I like the Hasslers and the bumpers....I'm spoiled and want both! The Hasslers are winning right now as that's how I bought the T. Kinda have a night mare about swapping those spring perches as it looks like the Hasslers were put on back in the day but I could be wrong. If I pulled the Hasslers off,...
by Mikey1968
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Re: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

I too live near long bumpy dirt back-roads with some smooth asphalt. I have a good electric starter. My Hasslers are the beehive type and only on the front. I think removing them could prove to be a chore best done when I do some other front end work. I do have the bumpers now ready to install. My t...
by Mikey1968
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new top iron and bows
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Question about new top iron and bows

Was wondering the same thing. Repair or buy new and replace.....eventually.
by Mikey1968
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?
Replies: 32
Views: 3054

Front Hasslers or Bumpers...Which Would You Choose?

I have a 1926 Touring with front Hasslers and bought a nice set of bumpers only to discover the front bumper will not easily install with the Hasslers on.

Which would you choose? Remove the Hasslers and install bumpers or leave the Hasslers in place.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Mike
by Mikey1968
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring

Since I had already bought bumpers and the car came with the Hassler beehives, I must make a decision, it appears. 1. Keep beehives forget bumpers. 2. Remove the beehives and install the bumpers. 3. Figure out a custom bracket set up for the front bumpers and keep the beehives. For now, I must do op...
by Mikey1968
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring

Actually, the car came with the beehives on it. I've heard mixed on keeping them. Since I'm a newbie on Ts, I kinda wanted to learn while having the bumpers to lend a little safety if I misjudged a stop. :D My concern is driving the perches out as I understand they need to be swapped to go back to s...
by Mikey1968
Fri May 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring

Has anyone made a special bracket to get around the Hasslers?
by Mikey1968
Sun May 26, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring

Yes, I have the taller beehive style. I was hoping to keep them and have bumpers at the same time.
by Mikey1968
Sat May 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Front Bumper Mount with Hasslers on a 1926 Touring

Hello all,
I have some nice Ford optional bumpers I want to install my 26 Touring but an initial fitting of the front bumper brackets showed me that my front Hasslers will interfere with the brackets. What are my options if I want to keep the Hasslers? Is it possible to have both?
Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition

Do you have a steering shaft with the 5:1 ratio or a correct pitman arm? My steering shaft has the top long pin hole a bit wallowed out.
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Centering Steering 1926 Touring

Well, the drag link measured at 30.25" so looks like I need to find the correct length drag link. Although it's nearly an inch too short, I'm wondering if that would make my wheels that far off. Anyway, drag link is wrong and gotta be swapped. Going to replace the ball at the tie rod while I'm at it...
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition

Sorry...don't know why this posted twice....
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition

Hi Hank,
Per prior forum posts I found it should be 30.812 - 30.875 inches
Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition

Hello all,
Need a drag link for my 1926 Touring.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Wanted to Buy: 1926 Drag Link in Good Condition

Hello all,
Need a drag link for my 1926 Touring.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Centering Steering 1926 Touring

Mikey1968 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am
varmint wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 pm
I think I have an extra 26 coupe Pittman arm.
I'm assuming a coupe and touring use the same arm? My T was manufactured in Jan 1926.
Please PM me. Guess will need to have you double check the length.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Centering Steering 1926 Touring

Pin is centered and the arm is in fact vertical. Sighhhhhhhhhh! Glad I caught this before I drove it. Thanks all...now to find the right drag link. Mike After reading the info from the link....not so fast. Going to have to measure some parts under the T first. Have to try to get to it this weekend ...
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Centering Steering 1926 Touring

varmint wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 pm
I think I have an extra 26 coupe Pittman arm.
I'm assuming a coupe and touring use the same arm? My T was manufactured in Jan 1926.
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Centering Steering 1926 Touring

Pin is centered and the arm is in fact vertical. Sighhhhhhhhhh! Glad I caught this before I drove it.

Thanks all...now to find the right drag link.

Mike
by Mikey1968
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Centering Steering 1926 Touring

I decided to poke around my steering gears to check lube (or lack thereof) and see if I can find why my steering wheel wobbles. Steering is tight left and right with very little play but the wheel wobbles on on it's shaft. I found the gears in OK condition and the shaft to cover seems to be the issu...
by Mikey1968
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

Aarongriffey wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:57 am
Too many folks could tell by the bumpers that my ‘26 touring was a model A!
Got rid of them.
That's funny rat thar, I don't care who ya are!
by Mikey1968
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

Decisions, decisions....this one's a hard one. It helps that they are a Ford option for my year, frame is pre drilled. Also helps that I have the nickel hardware already (rims, caps and radiator shell) for that one Ford trim option to include the bumpers. :roll:
by Mikey1968
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

"By the way, I used to live in Greenwood, Rogers and Fayetteville. Graduated UofA with a BSEE. Go Hogs!" If you ever get back here to God's Country, look me up. We'll kick some tires or something. I'm in Fayetteville. Will do! Many years ago, I used to work as a waiter at Jose's.....back in the mid...
by Mikey1968
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

I haven't had a T with bumpers and don't want any. When I work on other folks' cars which have them, they certainly are in the way! :( That was another concern of mine. I just dropped a wad of cash for a nice Berg's radiator and am thinking bumpers are a good idea as I learn to drive the T. Since I...
by Mikey1968
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Good Patina-ed Nickel-plated Original Wire Wheel Hub Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: WTB: Good Patina-ed Nickel-plated Original Wire Wheel Hub Caps

I may need to do that. The repros are soooo much thinner than the one original I have.
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

We have full length bumpers front and rear on our '26 Touring car that came with the car. Its a "Sport Touring Car" which at the time was Ford's way of gussying them up, bumpers, nickel radiator shroud, etc. The front doesn't interfere with cranking, and the rear doesn't interfere with accessing th...
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

RajoRacer wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:28 am
I have an original set of rear brackets for the full bars, if interested.
Actually I am interested...drop me a PM. I'm leaning towards the full rear bar.
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Good Patina-ed Nickel-plated Original Wire Wheel Hub Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 718

WTB: Good Patina-ed Nickel-plated Original Wire Wheel Hub Caps

Hello all,
Looking for four patina-ed nickel-plated original wire wheel hub caps.

I'll buy one or all four in multiple or a single sales until I get a full set. I may even buy a spare in case I lose one. I've located one so far and have four more to go.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

Kicking around adding bumpers on my 1926 Touring. What are your thoughts? Pros? Cons? Split rears or one-piece? My initial thoughts are they would be good to prevent damage, obviously....the big reason for bumpers, right? The con is the added length and weight. Also they might be in the way to hand ...
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Good, Patina-ed Nickel 1926 Headlight Rim
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: WTB Good, Patina-ed Nickel 1926 Headlight Rim

Replied....did you get it?
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Good, Patina-ed Nickel 1926 Headlight Rim
Replies: 2
Views: 662

WTB Good, Patina-ed Nickel 1926 Headlight Rim

Hello all,
Looking for a patina-ed nickel-plated headlight rim for my 1926 Touring project. Need one with good mounting pins.

Thanks,
Mike
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery cable size
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Battery cable size

I just put in brand new 2 AWG and cleaned up the area where the ground goes to the frame on my 26 Touring. Works fine for me so far.
by Mikey1968
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Post: Hello and Ideas to Repair Headlight Rim Pins on a 1926
Replies: 3
Views: 850

First Post: Hello and Ideas to Repair Headlight Rim Pins on a 1926

Hello all, I bought a 1926 Touring last fall and have been working on it ever since. I've been working on Fords for nearly 40 years and own 9 cars and a 1952 Farmall H so am constantly working on something in the garage. For now at least, the T is staying somewhat in it's "patina-ed" look as I fix m...