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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: 262

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: 680

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: 3082

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: 679

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: 409

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: 3082

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: 963

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: 297

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: 312
Views: 19659

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: 312
Views: 19659

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: 321

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: 3082

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: 4585

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: 471

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: 1030

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: 1702

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: 1702

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: 1297

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: 35
Views: 1391

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: 605

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: 690

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: 1221

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: 5507

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: 1081

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: 1222

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: 251

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: 5507

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 726

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: 5507

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: 651

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: 276

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: 8423

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: 312
Views: 19659

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: 400

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: 3016

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: 1488

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1153

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: 312
Views: 19659

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: 1663

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: 8423

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: 1765

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: 8549

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: 2413

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: 798

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: 1534

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: 1534

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: 997

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: 715

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: 5692

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: 4979

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: 837

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: 2714

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: 3760

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: 1852

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: 537

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: 1409

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: 8350

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: 3515

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: 7860

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: 2680

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: 1045

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: 1956

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: 367

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: 2872

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: 1148

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: 1148

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: 1651

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: 1648

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: 1452

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: 1247

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: 1234

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 13048

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: 1786

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: 2066

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: 2522

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: 2714

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: 823

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.