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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: 30
Views: 1630

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: 448

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: 174

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: 6571

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: 175
Views: 9329

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: 263

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: 2328

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: 1089

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: 1197

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: 1197

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: 810

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: 175
Views: 9329

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: 1374

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: 6571

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: 1370

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: 6832

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: 1973

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: 602

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: 1129

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: 1129

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: 804

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: 551

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: 4689

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: 4109

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: 672

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: 2180

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: 3158

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: 1556

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: 439

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: 1093

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: 6840

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: 2924

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 ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 6578

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

I've been out of action for a month or more. Finally got back to "repairing" some fenders for a farm vehicle I'm building. The fenders had an are that was very thin with holes. I made some skin graph panels to support the steel. I originally tried to weld them on but I suck at welding. I didn't used...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 2243

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I have one of those in line on my 24. Growing up on a farm and driving seasonal tractors, I like the option of being able to see the fuel. I never thought to just put it in place of the bowl. Good idea.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Its been a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Its been a year!

Don't give up, you can get her going again. Glad to see your brining in a younger generation.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

I had an issue with getting the u-joint and the engine to fully engage. I rebuilt the rear spring and this moved everything back almost 1/2 inch. I wound up loosening everything attaching the springs then used ratchet straps to compress the u-joint and cover in. Then I tightened everything down. I h...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB good working coils
Replies: 1
Views: 278

WTB good working coils

I'm looking for 4 working coils for my recently resurrected T. Right now I'm just swapping coils back and forth between my Roadster and this one but would like to have a set for each. I do have 4 old (non-working) coils I can include as part of the deal. These are pretty rough, look like they sat un...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today made it all worth it
Replies: 25
Views: 2405

Re: Today made it all worth it

Beautiful.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Running for the first time since 1950s

I did get 2 video clips with my phone. I would try and post them but in the back ground is my political sign for 2020. I think the forum should be about Ts not bad politicians.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running for the first time since 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Running for the first time since 1950s

It took me over a year but anouther one lives. The last time this T ran my dad was a teen and he and his buddy drove it into the woods where it died. It sat there for many years until being rescued and dragged to a barn. Cow barn to cow barn for the next 50 years. The car still smells like cow pee s...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCHOOL BUS
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: SCHOOL BUS

Would love to see more photos. Inside too.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water separator
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: Water separator

I personally like to see the fuel, so all my vehicle's have a glass bowl water separator/fuel filter. I know the under tank bowl does a good job and the addition is not needed but I like it.


Bottom left of picture.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many hours should it take...
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: How many hours should it take...

Once I had mine cleaned up and most of the parts here, it took me 80+ hour of actual labor to get the engine and transmission reassymbled. Put together, make it rotate, measure, mark, disassemble, adjust, put together, repeat over and over and over. I'm not a professional, just a barn mechanic.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are they ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: What are they ??

Randy I love a good mystery and I know I've seen something like those some where but can't exactly remember. They look like parts off a type of quick release buckle I used to use in the 70s. I can't remember what they were on but I think it was a type of military buckle.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat May 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New member one month
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: New member one month

Beautiful photo and welcome.

Always wanted to try goat yoga, I do it now with Pugs. Probably just as fun.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Thank you all for the comments. I don't think ive done anything different or special and that anyone who found themselves in my situation would be doing something similar. Afterall whats the choice, give up and wait for this disease to take what makes me, me. That might be the easier road but It's j...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue May 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

I believe to thing they fly was a patched up Ercoupe. Can't remember if he had a license. There are allot of stories of drive bombing the neighbors and backfiring the engine over houses to scare them.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

That old photo might be an A. I never thought it looked like this T. dad and his brother had several home built contraptions running around then, even 1 that flew. Van Urine would be a great name for a T.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Multiple posts completed.

Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Each day I leave notes and sketches for the stranger who will come in tomorrow and continue the work. It’s been weird and took allot of discipline and practice to go in each morning and read over the notes and see what someone else has done. Just so you know there is no one else, my disability affec...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

So far I have worn out 2 rotary air tools, buckets of wire brushes, a book of sandpaper and used enough rustolieum paint to fill 2 good sized buckets. I have hundreds of photos and shoe box full of receipts. I’ve bought parts from some of you, from eBay, from numerous T junk yards, several vendors, ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

This is the Pee T pressure washed. I began dissembling on it on May 20th 2018.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

The photo below is what we believe is this T. My uncle Glenn is on the left, I think the woman to his right is my grandmother, not sure but the next woman might be my Aunt Judy, then last on the right is my dad.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 2196

1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

(Note: be patient with me, I going to attempt multiple entries and photos) In April 2018 my brother took me up to dad’s farm and we dug this T out of the barn. When dad was in his teens this was his farm’s mud runner. It was used for fun and to run to the barns and check the cows. The magneto explod...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed May 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 11103

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Been out of action for a while. Finally got the T out and gave her a bath. It's been a long winter for me personally, I've spent too much time working on my other T and haven't taken any time to drive Katherine pictured here.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I clean out a gastank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1518

Re: How do I clean out a gastank?

I used the pea gravel method with water in a homemade rig. Did this for about half an hour changing which side was uphill periodically so the gravel would work back and forth in the tank. After I finished I flushed with water and made sure all the gravel was out. After it dried for about a week I us...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool help
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: Tool help

I would suggest a large crescent wrench for the axle nut. Remember the threads are left/right for different sides. Cant remember right now which is which. If your moving the bearings you will need races in the replacement wheel. The rear end wheels may not roll if the trans is stuck in gear, I've us...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disaster Hath Ensued!
Replies: 17
Views: 2234

Re: Disaster Hath Ensued!

Brad I understand and empathise with your frustration. Everything and I mean everything I have done on my T this year had been 2 steps forward, 1 step backwards. It gets very tiring and sometimes you have to just back away and breath. When I hit these walls I take a break and think about how no one ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat upholstery kit
Replies: 23
Views: 2384

Re: Seat upholstery kit

I used the Clastique kit with no problems. 24 Roadster.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship

That was supposed to be hey Dan not sure what het means. Spell check was set to german.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship

Het Dan,
Dave's working on a shipping quote for one he has. Hold what you got for now. The rods and pistons you sent over worked great.

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship
Replies: 4
Views: 694

WTH 22 -25 oval gas tank - must ship

I'm looking for a good oval gas tank for my 25. I know I can buy a new one for about 160.00 but thought I'd ask to see if someone has a good one sitting around they want to sell. I have a set up to scrub the inside and reline it with sealer but it needs to have good steel. This will need to be shipp...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

Re: 1926 Ford Model T

Welcome. Beautiful car you got there. Looks like it will be fun. My wife is over there near Duesseldorf this week for work. She tells me there are a few T guys working with her so there are others in country you can hook up with.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nuthin’ Special new driver in the drivers seat...
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

Re: Nuthin’ Special new driver in the drivers seat...

Love the photos Chris. I think the Nothing Special posts are some of my favorites.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 9779

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

4 months, 5 used parts sellers, Langs, allot of sweat and some blood. Engine and Transmission rebuilt. I was beginning to think I'd never make it to this point.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3286

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

George I was wondering if you found out what caused the misalignment? I was test fitting my flywheel this morning and noticed that if the alignment pins were the wrong size this could pull the drums toward the engine and not let the band's line up. I would think this would cause the magnet holders t...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rad
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Rad

Maybe those are pepper nuts. Guaranteed to slow leaks
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

Thank you all for the quick answers. There were bits of wire from these things scattered in the sludge in the clutch when I disassembled it. I didn't connect them to these band's until someone mentioned it in this post. It's interesting that the drums these were on looked good, it was the reverse dr...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

I'd like some information on these band's. I have 2, pictured in the photos, that appear to have a cloth with brass or bronze type wire woven into them. I was thinking of re using these two and replacing the one not pictured, that has a ragged cotton band. Can anyone tell me who made this material a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 9779

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

Looks like March is going to be a busy month here. So far I have started assembly of the engine and finished my magnet charger. The original color for this engine I'm assuming was a grey but I didn't want that so I went with what was in stock. The magnet charger is a compact one, made from an old ax...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major transmission assembly goof........
Replies: 28
Views: 3286

Re: Major transmission assembly goof........

Very interested in hearing the fix for this. I just assymbled my engine and am fixing to begin on the transmission. I hope I never learn what your feeling right now. It seams everything I've done in the past year has been 2 steps forward 1 step back. When you find the fix please post it so we or at ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I'm with you Tim. I liked the OT sprinkled in amongst the T stuff.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 6553

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I'll chime in on this one. I liked the look and use of the old forum. Easier to read the type, loaded much faster on my computer, just had a friendlier feel. I know change is inevitable, dang it. But I still like driving around listening to my 8 tracks in my truck and running cords to my hand tools ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Business for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Re: Business for sale

Oh No! 1/2 of one of my Ts cane from there, one part at a time. I still have allot of bits and bobs missing and having Model T Haven there is comforting to know I can find them.

Jim
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 8751

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Been out of action for a bit but I'm back now. I'm liking the Ellie Mae build. Looks like a fun vehicle.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 3639

Re: Garage Space

Vernon I have a 24 done and running, I've got a 25/27 stretched from one end of the shop to the other and am hoping to have it running this summer. Then hidden in a barn in GA is a 27 coupe complete, waiting on resurection. I'd love to bring the barn here too but I live in an area where the garage h...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 3639

Re: Garage Space

I vote storage problem.

Ever since the arrival of the Ts my wife has had to park outside. She wants us to build a new garage around back for the Ts but what she doesn't know is that I've got anouther barn rescue waiting to come here. Hahaha what's that saying, if you build it they will come.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new kettle of fish!
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: A new kettle of fish!

Wow. As with anything to do on a T it's two steps forward one step back. When hitting almost over whelming obstacles I'm reminded of the saying, "How do you eat an elephant? ...... One bite at a time." Looking forward to updates on this repair.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Mystery Bend X
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: OT - Mystery Bend X

Stamping on part of it
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Mystery Bend X
Replies: 3
Views: 712

OT - Mystery Bend X

I was going to lable this "My what a large Bend X you have" but my wife suggested other wise. A while back I bought an interesting Bend X of eBay. I knew as soon as I got it out of the mailbox I knew it wasn't a T bendix before opening the box. It was very heavy. After cleaning it up I find it just ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT--But really need Ebay help!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2132

Re: OT--But really need Ebay help!!!!

I'd st be honest with the buyer. I've bought parts only to have to seller contact me and say he didn't have the item or he misplaced it. Those were honest and I was disappointed but understood. Things happen and most T guys are understanding.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 3752

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

After the doctor recomended physical and cognative therapy for my disease, I refused because of the costs of getting rides and the sessions themselves. I recived a model T from my dad and forced myself to work on it and rebuild it. After the first year there was a remarkable improvement in my coordi...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: T Part identification.

Yeah I bet it was a stabilizer of some sort. I dug through the bag of bolts and found a nut that was part of what ever this was.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: T Part identification.

The car had no speedometer when I got it but it may have when dad used it as a teen. I've been all over my other T looking for a part similar but am unable to find anything that matches. It may be a left behind part from a speedometer? I'm going through all the photos I've taken of this one looking ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

T Part identification.

I hate to ask this but I can't identify what this part is. I took apart the engine and front end last fall and bagged every bolt, nut and dead mouse. This week I'm going through the bags and cleaning parts to see what's useable and what's not. I cleaned this part but can not remember where it goes a...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Fastenal shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: OT Fastenal shipping

I used them for the first time last year to ship a pallet of fenders. Very satisfied with their service and cost.

One thing they don't tell you out right is that if the parts aren't enclosed in a crate their not insured. Its in the small print.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something Better Maybe?
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Re: Something Better Maybe?

On the Roadster I would put the battery where a human could get it in and out.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Essential tool for antique or modern car
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Essential tool for antique or modern car

I think there is a hammer for standard and metric nails to go in that tool box.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 5487

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

I had a kill switch in my old truck to prevent theft. I kept forgetting which way was on and which was off. After 5 years of constantly forgetting I finally removed the switch. Cranks every time now.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Model A 21" wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: WTB: Model A 21" wheels

I might be the guy you PM ed. I've received no PM but still have some A wire wheels in the shed. Contact me directives email and I can send you some pictures. Jgfisheriii@juno.com

Jim
Peachtree City GA
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 8770

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Finally finished cleaning and painting the engine block. The weather and my health have not been cooperating. Its not the proper color for a 27 engine but this is for my bitsa so I went with what I've got in stock.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Not Model T but it is (a) Ford and (b) heartwarming
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: OT - Not Model T but it is (a) Ford and (b) heartwarming

I'm a sucker for stories like this. Brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for posting it.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 5651

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

Preservation was my goal when I rebuilt my dad's T. I have anouther one that preservation wasn't an option. It's a total rebuild. Dad's T I tried to keep it how he had it in high school and college. I dad add mirrors, and blinkers. The top and seats were a total rebuild, time wasn't kind to those. T...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3380

Re: Forum crashes - we know how to fix it!!!

Jeff I appreciate all the hard work you do to keep this thing going. Do we need to do a fund raiser or special donation to get more memory to you? I would be happy to help seeing how you've me over the years with this forum.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2840

Re: FJ - Is this tire repairable ?

If it were a farm trailer I'd say plug it and go but if your hauling cars I'd spend a bit and replace it, plug it and keep as an emergency spare.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with
Replies: 16
Views: 1838

Re: what is a good paint to paint my 1914 radiator core with

I've used the high temp black for exhaust manifolds on the radiator core with good results. A light coating. I use the rustoleum regular black on the rest. I was always afraid to do too much painting on the core afraid it would act like an insulator and not transfer heat.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photograph- "T"- boned!
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Old Photograph- "T"- boned!

Bit of patience and some love and it could be good as new.
by Jim_PTC_GA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 8770

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Well I got bogged down when my primary transport lost anouther fuel pump to ethanol. This one is supposed to be resistant to the stuff. Only time will tell. I did a bunch of other repairs while I was there, my girl has been neglected for the past few years with the T projects going on. She got new s...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Model T
Replies: 27
Views: 5423

Re: Stolen Model T

Pictures would help even old ones. A quick search on Craigslist brought up 4 1915 Ts. Don't know if there the ones but i like them. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/rio-vista-1915-ford-model-speedster/6780066316.html https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/reno-1915-roadster-rat-rod/6794187168.html ...
by Jim_PTC_GA
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Schematics Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Model T Electrical Schematics Available

Very nice, I like this set of drawings very much. Now I just need to upgrade to color printer.