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by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1230

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I've installed several of these over the years on vehicles. I've never heard of putting them on the ground side so I always put them on the positive side. Here is the one I installed on my Delivery. Later I flipped it around so the swing arm of the switch is de-energized when open. I placed this one...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roughest car you have ever restored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: roughest car you have ever restored?

1925-ish with a 27 engine and transmission. 2 1/2 years. The pictures are out of order, just wanted to point that out so you didn't get the impression the restoration didn't go the other way. LOL
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drilling steel?
Replies: 28
Views: 1564

Re: Drilling steel?

I've experienced the same thing with different parts on my T. Some things were hard as tempered steel when logic says they shouldn't be. I've ended up using a tiny dremal type grinder more than once to resize or make a new hole.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any tips on insurance?
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: Any tips on insurance?

I just called my regular insurance guy and explained what I have and what I wanted to do. I drive my T less than 50 miles a year and only around town here where I live. Gave me a pretty good rate. Car is valued at 6-8k.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have to frequently adjust Ooogah horn to make it work.
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Have to frequently adjust Ooogah horn to make it work.

The one I use is also an old A horn and had the same problem. I discovered through trial and error that I needed larger wire in the whole circuit for the horn. I did disassemble the horn and clean / lubricate first. Then later discovered it needed larger wire.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: Turn signals

Steve I used to understand things like this but this one stumped me. Without an oscilloscope I couldn't even begin to figure it out. The coil was a hail Mary and I'm glad it worked. My guess is the coils throwing electrical noise all the way to the battery. But it's just a guess.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: Turn signals

I just fought this battle. I installed led blinkers and with the T off they worked great but with it running they were possessed. I tried using various different tap points for the power from the main switch, from the terminal block, to straight to the battery. Nothing made much difference. In the e...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1372

Re: What name have you given your T

The Roadster is named Kate after Kathryn Hepburn. She's old and shakes a bit when she speaks but man does she have spunk. The Delivery I was going to name Spencer after Spencer Tracy but it didn't work out that way. The first year I worked on the Delivery it smelled of Pee from 60 years in a cattle ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

I know your looking for a particular engine stand and there are allot of designs and styles built over the years. I have a very tiny shop and space is a problem. This is one I built that uses the engine puller as the stand. It worked great for holding the engine in storage until I was ready to trans...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 37
Views: 2515

Re: What have you done to your T this November

Getting close to finishing this build. Had it out for a few test drives.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch adjustment - slipping
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Clutch adjustment - slipping

Just a note on adjusting the clutch screws. Before pulling the cotter pin, put a string through the head so you can't drop it. I learned this the hard way and it took forever to get the dropped cotter pin out of the transmission.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 1152

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

I once assymbled a wheel with the notch on the spokes facing the wrong way. Had them facing away from the hub toword the brake drum. I was on the 3rd one of the day and just wasn't paying attention. Only figured it out when trying over and over to get the brake drum bolted on.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

I think it's a car bought for a purpose then life gets in the way. Dad had a few in the barn like that. A nice Volvo and a few Datsuns.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

I can see that. Now that some aren't driving daily to work and back it time to get some of the squeaks and leaks repaired. Doing some repairs on my truck as well during this "quiet" time. As far as stimulus money goes, I haven't seen any.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frankie Drake Mysteries - A Model T Delight
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Frankie Drake Mysteries - A Model T Delight

My wife loves that show but hates it when I comment on the make and year of the Ts. LOL
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

My father would pop the lid off the coil box with the engine running and adjust them by sound. Ive watched him do this countless times while we were driving his Roadster around town. Now that I have inherited this T I've tried the same thing only to electrocute myself over and over. LOL
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T-6574-X removal...
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: T-6574-X removal...

I'm so glad you posted this. I found myself this morning wondering how to replace a damaged one on the T I'm rebuilding and remembered this post. Thank you for taking the time to post it.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Castle Nut Assortment set?
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Castle Nut Assortment set?

Coming to the end of my 2 year rebuild I am familiar with the struggle to find castle nuts. I wound up ordering from McMaster Carr. They have multiple sizes. I wound up buying the bolts from them too and making a jig for drilling the cotter pin holes. Beware there are different types of castle nuts ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Lang's

I bought some stuff from them a few weeks ago. I know they are not operating at full capacity because I received the parts before they ever charged me. Never had that happen pre-pandemic.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2039

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

It's not a bumper sticker exactly but I put this on all my antique vehicles at some point some place.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

I started carrying a pocket knife when I was six growing up in rural Virginia. I've carried many types and brands over the years but in the 80s while in the service I got hooked on a Gerber LST. These are thin, light weight and hold a good edge. I'm on my 3rd one now. First one I broke prying with i...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3922

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

So far this month I've added a battery disconnect under the vehicle, doing it on the battery is a real pain in the butt. I learned along time ago on the farm never store a vehicle with the battery connected. Fire can happen, damn chipmonks. I also change two bad springs on the transmission. I wish I...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 39
Views: 4231

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

To me it looks like a body of water ( pond or river) in the background with a dock on the right. Someone with one of those amazing photo softwares might be able to tweak it into view.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6869

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

I finnaly finished installing the windows. It felt like it took forever because I had to keep adjusting everything to make sure there was enough room to allow them to slip a bit in case the body flexes. I won't know if I did it right until I get it back on the road. That's the next job; hooking up t...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Eckler's???
Replies: 13
Views: 1882

Re: Eckler's???

I use eklers for parts on my daily driver. A 1970 F100. Never had a problem yet...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

I used a similar press to get mine off. I C clamped 2x4s to the frame to keep it from shooting out and hitting me.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA and MTFCI Representation in Georgia
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: MTFCA and MTFCI Representation in Georgia

Hello Darin, I would like to see a club here in GA too. I know there are other T guys here in GA some on the forum some not. I don't get out of my area much due to a disability but I have met a few. I mostly like working on the Ts as a way to pass the time and only drive local. I can't do much more ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6869

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

This month has been slow go for me. I blame the heat. I'm still installing windows in the T. It's definitely a two person job but making work with one. Also experimenting with the chalk boards. I think I need to find an artist or a child for this.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting started on the '25 project
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Getting started on the '25 project

Woo Hoo!!! I love projects like that. Can't wait for more pictures.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spanish Flu Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Re: Spanish Flu Photo

Wow what a great photo. The caption reads like one from this week. Notice the guy with no mask. Thank you for sharing this.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 6009

Re: What have you done in June 2020

June has been a good month to get allot done. I have jacked up the body, removed and painted the fenders then reinstalled. Painting betwen storms was a bit tricky but i managed it. I have also come to think I will paint a chalkboard on all my vehicles, it makes it easy to keep track of what need to ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 1767

Re: Radiator stop leak

I've used the type that looks like copper shavings with no problems to stop weeping radiators.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Found: Henry Ford's experimental opposed-piston engine
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Found: Henry Ford's experimental opposed-piston engine

Got an email this morning with a link to an article about some experimental Ford engines. The pictures are great. This may have been on the forum before but I thought some of you guys would like this. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/06/19/found-henry-fords-experimental-opposed-piston-engine-an...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 6009

Re: What have you done in June 2020

For the first time I pulled out my Delivery/ Hack out of the garage. I needed to spin it around and put in the shop the other way in preparation to lift the body to remove the fenders and splash shields. It took 7 months to build the body and the whole time I kept worrying that it would be to tall. ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 2272

Re: The File mystery

I suspect it was there for a prison break. LOL
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 21" split rims
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: WTB - 21" split rims

I bought a couple last year from Model T Haven. Very satisfied with the rims. Give them a try if you don't get any leads.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48534

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Herb the article I found the information in mentioned the rail cars as one of their symbols. I want to thank you for the clue that sent me that way. A neat piece of history I never knew before. The old trucking-old thread is by far one of my favorites, so many truck I've never seen before. Thank you
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48534

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I was curious at to the 40/8. A search on Google turned up this, The Forty and Eight is an organization of veterans of the United States armed forces. Its official name is "La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux," which is French, and translates as "The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses....
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tilley's Maiden Voyage
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Tilley's Maiden Voyage

Mark I think Tilley is a great name for a T. It's a beautiful car and congratulations on getting her back on the road. I hope she creates many happy memories for you and you family.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 6009

What have you done in June 2020

I was hoping someone would start one of these because I've done some things. Didn't see one so I'll begin. I finnaly finished the front bumper on my Delivery/ Hack. The mounts are the rear mounts from a 1930s A with a tiny bit of modification and the bumper is from a 30s A also. I also finished the ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 27, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7847

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

May has been a slow month for me. With the pandemic going on I've been wary of going out for wood supplies. I'm one of those who have multiple " underlying " conditions so going out is a bit scary. I finnaly broke down and made the run to Home Depot. 4 days later I had a fever that lasted a few days...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun May 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Any cheap ideas or good ideas for buying paint

I'm a believer in Rustolieum paint, spray and brush on, depending on the part. I buy from whoever has it the cheapest, Amazon, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, EBay. Maybe if I mention this enough I can get Rustolieum to " Sponsor " my restoration projects LOLOL
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat May 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please Grampa ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1888

Re: Please Grampa ?

Looks like a great day. Wonderful photos. I have to say that the seat design for your truck is the best I've ever seen. Thank you for showing us the day.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri May 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 3164

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

I'm just curious, Has there ever been a cinder block recall?
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 3164

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

Thanks for the heads up.

I googled looking for a picture and found this article. I'm not good remembering model numbers but a photo I can recognise.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/33572/har ... y-collapse
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue May 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We’re moving
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: We’re moving

I love these photos. The second one looks like the driver side front tire has been cut by the rim but still holding air.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 4219

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

My daily driver here in Georgia is a 1970 F100 with no A.C.. It's something you just get used to and long trips are planned for early morning when the temperature is low.

Couldn't imagine a T with AC, would feel wrong.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue May 12, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Leaking Radiator Inlet - can I do this?

I have a steel radiator that had similar problem. The neck on my 24 separated on one side of my radiator. It's a well used radiator so as an experiment I used JB weld to re attach it. I cleaned the area with a rotary wire brush, some fine sand paper, and acetone. I also pre heated the metal a bit wi...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat May 09, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel skates...
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Wheel skates...

I have a set of the same, love them. On this last rebuild they were indispensable. Word of warning; my shop floor is level but my driveway is at a slight angle. I pushed the T out into the drive to make room to build the frame for my hack and the angle was enough to send the T into my neighbors yard...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri May 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2251

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

I did the rear seat in a delivery/ Hack I'm building with some leftover duck canvas I had from doing the top. I mixed rustolieum black paint with water and painted them with a roller and let dry before cutting and covering the foam seats. They defiantly look distressed and are quite comfortable. I w...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8682

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

Got the front seats covered and the steering wheel installed. I'm gonna have to go to home depot soon to get more wood for the side panels. Not looking forward to that.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: unconventional transmission brake bands
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: unconventional transmission brake bands

Comment to Anthonie, I opened a 27 transmission and found a similar band to the one you posted a photo of. I also found the transmission full of the brass looking material woven in the band. I never found a manufacturer who made them but the ones on this T looked almost new when I took them out. I d...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Conversation starter...Oh the possibilities

I like the idea of the tiny rubber duck on water but I would fill it with mannequin fingers to symbolize all the smashed fingers I've had restoring the T.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for 6 Volt LED Bulbs (not Headlight)
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Source for 6 Volt LED Bulbs (not Headlight)

This is something I will be hunting for when I get to the rewiring of my delivery/hack. Just a quick search on Amazon.com turned up quite a few results.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=6+volt+led+b ... nb_sb_noss

I've never used any of these but it gives me hope that they are listed.

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8682

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

Haven't been as busy as some of you but I did finish the seat supports, the floorboards, and the dash. Onto the window frames while I wait for seat cushion supplies.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

I'm gonna try and answer some of the questions that have come up. The duck canvas I found is a very heavy and thick material. To compare it to something it's thicker than cereal box material and a tight weave. EBay lists it as #6 COTTON DUCK - Natural 21oz - Canvas Fabric 60 inch wide. I remembered ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Well that's what I did. I apologize for any typos or wrong words I can't spell well and the damn spell check makes up it's own mind.

I'm sure there are better materials and techniques but with my budget and skills this is where I wound up. Thank you for your patience.

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Once the black was dried I removed the masking and used Hydum / Welting to hide the layered edges. I used a 7/16 staple on this and an air powered staple gun for this. I found if I held the gun at an angle so one end of the staple went into the upper layered part and the other end of the staple went...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Then the painting began. I used Rustolieum Rusty metal primer. For the first two coats. This stuff will stick to anything. The top Drank up about 3/4 of a gallon of the primer in the end. The best way I found to paint this was using a roller. I tried a brush but it looked awful. Once the primer was ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Once everything was trimmed back I masked the area around the top and used drop cloths to cover the vehicle.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Once the canvas was attached I used anouther jig to mark the cutline around the edge and then trimmed everything.

Also this is a picture of the layers.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

This is the canvas I used. It was attached at the front and stretched to the rear using some wood scraps and ratchet straps.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Once the batting was attached I covered this with a layer of black plastic. Not so much for water proofing but to keep the paint I used to seal the canvas from bleeding through to the burlap. The plastic wasn't stretched just pulled taught and stapled.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

Once this was stapled all around I added a layer of batting material. This came off Amazon for about 30.00. It wasnt really streatched much, just enough to cover everything.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

To keep the staples a uniform distance from the top I used a home made jig to set the distance from the top down. I used a hand staple gun and 5/16 staples.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

In researching the top for my vehicle I found about half a dozen different materials and ways to do this. In the end I settled on Canvas. Duck canvas to be specific because it thicker. I bough the stuff I used off eBay for about 50.00. It was 56 inches wide and sold by the yard. I also bought the bu...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Canvas Top Delivery/ Hack

I've been meaning to submit this for a few days and want to do it before I forget again. This is how I installed my Canvas top on my Delivery/Hack. I found some information on doing this on the forum but not allot of pictures. So I wanted to do this with lots of pictures. For me I can read and read ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 8682

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

Finnaly finished installing and painting my 25s Delivery/Hack's canvas top. Now on tho the rest of the wood body and the seats.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Model T Insurance

I've seen this topic pop up from time to time but have never answered so I thought I would this time. I just used my regular auto insurance company. I called them explained the limited amount of driving it was going to get and sent them a photo. It wound up being a few dollars extra a month. I set i...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing 21" Split Rims That Use A Lock Screw
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Repairing 21" Split Rims That Use A Lock Screw

I ran into the problem too. Bought some of these things from McMaster Carr but can't remember the part number. I think they we called press nuts or something like that. I ground out the stripped one and welded in the new one.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12060

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Finnaly finished painting the upper sections! That was more physically demanding than building it. Now to put the top covering on. Woo hoo! :)
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48534

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That looks like a very nice set of steps on the back of the Traveling Grocery truck.

I love these photos
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923 Model T for sale in Sydney
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: 1923 Model T for sale in Sydney

Not much original on the car or the girl
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 4705

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds humor in memory problems, it one of the ways I cope with mine. I have cognative damage due to LYME disease. The first few years were the hardest. There was allot of anger and confusion. Now 10 years in I have found coping methods that help me. I use allot of s...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 2548

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

I'm going with abandoned. No one would drag that engine that far from the tracks.

Looks like enough parts scattered around there to rebuild her.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!

Thanks Erik I never new what that material was called. Your dad's Hupmobile is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting the pictures.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!

The seats in the crash look like velvet. Must have been a nice car.

I like the fire truck behind it where they cut the windshield to put in a bell.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1885

Re: DST Reminder. Set clocks forward tonight at 2:00 am

The time change effects me more and more each year, I wish we would just split the difference and move the clocks 30 minutes and leave them be.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 463
Views: 48534

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

This has become my favorite thread. I can get lost in the photos and the stories they tell for hours. So much to see.

Thank you for this

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- KABOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: Period Picture- KABOOM!

I was looking through the images on that Bing search, this one shows more cars at the bombing

Link to article about a book about the bombing.

https://news.yale.edu/2018/02/09/pbs-ai ... olars-book
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 12060

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Still working on my delivery/ hack. This month will be devoted to the top. Still framing it in for the slats then paint before I install the top.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 2556

Re: Depression Fender Patch

I like the rivets and scars too. Here's one on one of mine.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 11442

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

I'm still working on my T body. This is taking allot of time seeing how everything has to be custom made, tweaked, and adjusted to fit. I was hoping to be done by now but it's looking like it will be summer before it's done.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 3477

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

Hey that's the town next to where I live. I guess I need to keep a better eye on my Ts.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow job in Minnesota
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Snow job in Minnesota

I think it a beautiful photo. Love the sign. I wish we could have some of that snow down here in Georgia. It's 70F out right now, 1pm Feb 3 2020. Makes me wonder what summer is going to be like this year.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 2732

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

Here is the electrical I used for a separate 12 volt led lighting system. I did not install the upper left part with the 6 to 12 volt converter. Also I installed side lights above the tires in the fender wells. These run solid when on and blink when the related turn signal is on. The blinker switch ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 2732

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

My first T a 24 Roadster I used a small 12 volt battery and led lights for brakes and blinkers. It works fine I just charge the little battery now and then. I designed the system to be quick install and uninstall to keep the car as original as possible. I have a drawing some where for the system and...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy old time photos
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Shorpy old time photos

I love that site and can get lost for hours just clicking through the pictures.

I'd like to build one of these next.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T

Cleaning rust has become one of my favorite things. I find it almost meditative. I use a Chicago rotary tool from Amazon for about 35.00 and buy the wire brushes off eBay at about 2.00 a piece when bought in quantity of 20. If you use this method wear a respirator and saftey glasses plus gloves. The...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 8166

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

I'm so sorry to hear about the person having the T flip and kill him. There are so few of us left and drives home ( to me ) how dangerous these things can be. My prayers for the family and friends. The holidays were a slow T time here. Between sickness and the holidays I didn't get much done. I fini...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 7213

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

Still working on the fame for my Hack / Delivery. I've never been a good carpenter so everything has been 3 steps forward 2 steps backward building this. This week I'm painting the wood structures. Limited space is a big problem as I can only build so much then paint, install, so I can build the nex...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parade time with the T
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Parade time with the T

That's very cool. Looks like a fun day.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 4258

Re: My "New" Lathe!

That's the exact model I trained on in high school. How exciting. In the 1980s the high school I went to had a vocational program to train machinists for work in the local carpet mills. In the end I joined the Air Force to further my machinist's skills but that is a different story. Good score on th...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5664

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

I haven't had time to do much in the last month or so. Went to New Orleans for funeral then recovering from a bad cold. Hoping to get back to working on the T this week. I hope to finish the lower body frame and get it painted before the cold weather comes back. Might clean up in the shop, getting a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 2852

Re: '24 T Barn Find

Looks in better condition than the one I'm driving.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scam Roku Service
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Scam Roku Service

My wife and I finally had it with our local cable company when they took Turner Classic Movie channel and moved it to a premium sports package to make us pay for anouther service we do not want. I won't say what our monthly cable bill is/was but it's more than most car payments I or her have ever ha...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

Re: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut

I've installed the new nuts on 2 cars ( a 25, and 24 ) and had to cut 1/4 inch off both to make them fit.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 11299

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

I finally got all the fenders and splash shields "adjusted" and mounted. Now to design and build the body. The hope is to build a Hack / delivery type body. The 2x4s on the back were just so I could mount the rear fenders and visualize the length of the T. It's taken me 18 months to get to this poin...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 5249

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

I had cranking problems on one of mine that matches yours. I found the pack nut felt on top of the carb was leaking air. I replaced it and added a few drops of oil to it to help seal it. Cranked fine after this. About a year later it started having trouble cranking again so I put a few drops of oil ...