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by Susanne
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Trucks an such.

The guy with the truckful of bushel baskets reminds me a lot of the pallet recyclers you see nowadays, sideboards roped together, and stacked to the rafters...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 62
Views: 2317

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

It's that you have a car that was built light yet rugged enough then to keep running (with TLC) now 100 years later, not necessarily the fastest horse in the stable, nor by far the most powerful, but it'll get you there, get you back, and simple enough for even those with the least mechanical knowle...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Oil Dipstick?

I was hoping to see a link to the website in the "Services" section of the forum...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Trucks an such.

Very First Picture - SoCal Edison invents the step-side 5 passenger pickup.
by Susanne
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 811

Re: 1926 model t questions

Parts are fairly easy to get, there are a lot of vendors who sell repop and used parts...

If you can post a few pictures of your new baby, that would help us a lot to see what you're into.

As long as they don't want shares of a diamond mine, it's prety hard to go wrong.
by Susanne
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Oil Dipstick?

I was going to ask how would one change the oil after this conversion, but I see that's been addressed... I have modified the car so I don't have to crawl under it every time I want to shut the gas off... Tho it's always a good idea to inspect the car's undersides every so often, being older it real...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

I'm running a Ford Faithful oil cover, so I have to remove the cover every so often to clean and flush it anyway, and it gives me a chance to look at my drums along with my bands... if I had something that made me more lazy, I'd be in trouble!!! :lol:
by Susanne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 43
Views: 6721

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

Putting my hand up... :D I'll send an email.
by Susanne
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: 1915 San Francisco

I saw pictures of the Ford PPE assembly "line" and some of the characteristics of those cars were what led me to believe my car (Aug 15) is a PPE car... I'd love to find someting showing body numbers (that would settle it once and for all) - the year is right, the timing is right, the location was r...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 27
Views: 1385

Re: stupid men

Be careful, my friend, she may hand you your screwdriver... :shock:
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Canadian Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: 14 Canadian Touring

That hurts! I wonder if it was repaired or scrapped? The Caddi doesn't look beyond repair... The Ford, on the other hand... well, it's just a Ford, throw it away and get a new one. Maybe even one of them new-fangled ones with the electric headlights... heard the price even went down on them. :mrgre...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2172

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

I would recommend a more conservative approach - the Services subcat was just started, why not let that run for a while and see how that works before we start adding more "weight" and potential for contention to the forum... What I fear (having been a forum mod elsewhere) is, by adding a section del...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 27
Views: 1385

Re: stupid men

I found one of those "Moore Drop Forge" Ford wrenches next to the old well in our former house (I took i as a sign to buy the place --lol--), cleaned it up, detailed it and hung it on a wall. $40+? Man, maybe I should go into the Model T parts business... As to Miss Spaghetti Strap in Winter in New ...
by Susanne
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed cars
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Closed cars

Below the coupe there's a "family portrait"... I don't know what worries me more, the "bulges" in the 2 guys respective pockets ("Mr. Sneer" has a revolver in his right coat pocket, the guy behind him has a smaller one in his left jacket pocket), or the eyes on the woman holding the guy with the sne...
by Susanne
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tag On Seat Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Tag On Seat Frame

I remember reading in a forum post a few years back that the metal body tags were Baudette bodies... The FIshers (and Ford) built bodies were stamped into the wood to the right of the floorboards. There were instructions when ordering body parts the dealers had to include body nimbers because of the...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2471

Re: 1914 Runabout

WOW! 35,000 for a '14 Roadster? I'm happy it found a new home, but... yikes! Talk about our hobby going into the stratosphere? I'm kind of worried, as I want to build a pre-'16 T speedster (and have a chassis in sight) and this might put the bar way outside where those of us with moderate means can ...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo self steering spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Rajo self steering spindles

Thats kind of what I was thinking... Modern roads, gran prix racetracks, or anywhere where pulling the car str8 ahead, it would be awesome... If you had something like the Brickyard or Daytona where you have a constant pull to the left, maybe not so much so... but when I made my (not quite so faceti...
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

Hey, if he wants to give me 75+ large, maybe more, we can talk. :D
by Susanne
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: ID car ?

That strange recurve on the bottom of the windshield lower half would be a giveaway - whatever it is I sure want one! Darned pretty car! Question - how do we know that the green shown in the colorized version is what that color was? Always wondered how they could take a shade of monochrome gray from...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo self steering spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Rajo self steering spindles

I heard they're terrible and horrible, a menace to society, for safety's sake you should let me take them off your hands... :lol:

Seem like they'd work... tho backing up might be tricky...
by Susanne
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: WTB chassis

Hey Ron, I sent you a PM...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring car
Replies: 18
Views: 1146

Re: Touring car

The '15 in the first picture... I want those Firestone demountables... VERY cool accessory... BTW - I mentioned the difference between '15 and '16 headlight rims in a different post - you can tell the difference here, between that photo (with the brass rims) and the later ones below... 1 & 3 are '15...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 912

Re: Trying to date a photo

Headlights are '15 - the brass rims stand out more and have a lighter color in the original photos than the black rims... the front right fender has a bend in it, and there's a ding in the left splash apron... I'll hazard a guess considering their clothes and say maybe mid to late 20's? Maybe 30's...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 1933

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

I realized as well there were 3 separate sets of stamps used on that block... different sizes, different numbers, etc... 2 different sizes of "1"' (one matches the "3", the other doesn't), and the 2 and 8 are smaller... I doubt those were done at Highland, and I wonder now if they were even done by ...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 T popping and running hot
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: '26 T popping and running hot

Jellified (old) gasoline in the carb that keeps it from flowing... especially at the main jet. Also recheck your timing, especially since you replaced the timer. IIRC (someone correct me if I'm wrong) the Anderson timer is set using a different "gauge" than the stock Ford timer.
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: May need pedal extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: May need pedal extensions

Don't forget the pillow behing her back so she doesn't slide away from the steering wheel when she hits the brakes!
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: TT

I think I have a case of lust over that wrecker - with a tow dolly and stiff-leg struts... and the C cab... Wow. Just... Wow! The Hilltop Dairy wagon rates a VERY close second to it... I wonder if the "Texas Livestock Sanitary Commission" truck was also their "rendering" pick-up... that would have m...
by Susanne
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.
Replies: 46
Views: 1933

Re: Stamping a new serial on a blank engine block.

It's too bad someone altered the casting date on the '16 block Steve posted... you can see the weird shape of the "6" turned into a "5"... At least they didn't mess with the serial number, but I'm not sure how one could change it back to a "6" easily... It also shows the unusual "serifs" on Fords 1 ...
by Susanne
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: To young or not?

Put blocks on the pedals, and she'll be good to go!!! (Dont ask how I know... --grins--)
by Susanne
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To young or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: To young or not?

Get them involved in keeping the car cleaned and polished. If minor repairs need to be made get them involved - even if it's to chase tools, or teach them things like "lefty loosey" on parts you've found for cheap at a swap meet... One of the first things I was trusted with was taking a carb off a m...
by Susanne
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Services - A New Forum Section
Replies: 32
Views: 2172

Re: Services - A New Forum Section

I think this is a great idea, it helps those who provide the hobby with expertise a way to let those looking for that expertise a way to connect. As long as it doesn't become like the "Service Department" at the Rogue plant... :lol: Also, I was thinking that while we do have some people that provide...
by Susanne
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Three shifts?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Three shifts?

All the times I worked the graveyard shift it was either the First shift, third shift, or the dog watch... (Does a greyhound shift go faster than a St. Bernard shift??)... depends on who you worked for and how they set up their scheduling boards... I am guessing for prodution purposes the factory ha...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

WTB chassis

Still looking for a later ('19-27) running chassis for the speedster project... hopefully running, and not too rough. Earlier ('14-18) is OK but I know these go for more, and I'm trying to do this on the cheap. Don't have a lot to spend on it, and willing to put the work into it but it would help a ...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

Re: 1915 Sold for $5,878.00

Not bad!!! I hope the new owner of the car knows about us, so we can congratulate him or her on their new family member, and coerce them into our dark, dark following of these black cars... :lol: Even though that one is bright green. And if not, I hope someone can find out who it was, and let them k...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

No but I will now, thanks!!! ;)
by Susanne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FOF Part
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: FOF Part

It's not off a T - I've seen something like that where a spring clip (with a little tab) slides in the slot to lock it in place. It's also similar to a shear bolt on a snowthrower, but the end of the threaded section is kinda too short...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T smoker
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Model T smoker

I'm trying to figure out if the turtledeck is just wood storage or if that's a BBQ rack as well...

It must be new, otherwise I think the hood would be discolored... but man, I love the smoker idea! (Just don't grab the "radiator" when you go to crank it! :shock: )
by Susanne
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: Winfield S & SR carburetor parts **NEW**

When you get it PLEASE let us know, I have a B sized BB body that is perfect but for the manifold flange on top that has a radial crack 60% around it...it makes me sick, as I want so bad to rin this carb, but I know, lest I build a brace to hold it up, it will fail... What you are doing is a true GI...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 t
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: 1915 t

California...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tribute to Mother
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Tribute to Mother

Our prayers are with you, Scott... Mine passed back in 1973 (when I was a kid) and my mom-in-law a decade back, and while it's not as bad now, the ache never really goes away... :cry:
by Susanne
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are balloon tires the same as clinchers?
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Are balloon tires the same as clinchers?

And a clincher uses the high pressure of the tire (20 PSI per inch of width) to hold the bead of the tire solid against the inside of the rim, which is shaped (nominally, anyway) to fit that bead... Similar to the way a high pressure bicycle tire works. That's why it's a bad idea to run a clincher a...
by Susanne
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: URGENT! WIRING ON EARLY ELECTRIC-START T - OR TRYING TO CONTACT WARWICK LANDY (OR SOMEONE WITH CANADIAN SERVICE MANUAL)
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: URGENT! WIRING ON EARLY ELECTRIC-START T - OR TRYING TO CONTACT WARWICK LANDY (OR SOMEONE WITH CANADIAN SERVICE MAN

Never even knew such a creature existed... I noticed the blocks are the early style, no boss on the right side as the USA motors had from 1919... Of course, this makes me wonder if, using this bracket (or a repop thereof, as the originals are likely both pretty rare and a 2 year only item) you could...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Horn

Semi Related - I have a "hand klaxon" that soounds like an anemic duck on it's last leg... I tried adjusting the center nut & screw, but it only proceeded to lock it up. Loosening it so it would run went back at best to the sad sound it almost makes... I'm kind of at a loss, as there doesn't seem to...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 29
Views: 6971

Re: 1915 Town Car

You and me both!
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ac brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Ac brakes

(Pssst... it's Sonora, not Senora... ;) )

And thanks for the link!!
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: wheel rim plated

Are they in the galvanizing business, or would they have to set up a special tank to do that? Seems WAY high to me... At that cost a 3 gallon pail would be a few hundred bucks... each. :shock: Galvanized garbage can? That's a half grand can at a half a grand a piece... Did they explain WHY it would ...
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- truck conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Old Photo- truck conversion

They look black next to the radiator, and also the sidelights look to have black rims and tops... so I'll venture to say it was a '16. And man, I sure do like that truck body.
by Susanne
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

Frank B.... I didn't EVEN NOTICE the "brow" on the chick's cap!!! :lol: :lol: :oops: :twisted: I noticed the yellow arrow and writing meant to (re)direct attention to the cap... :? And the Vanadium steel is fairly critical - otherwise you could be accused of making a spurious part. :lol:
by Susanne
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: wheel rim plated

Go hot dip if you can. Back when I was a kid I sent my Hayes rims to be hot dipped, it was cheap (I think they charged all of $10 a piece, maybe less) and they came back prettier than a pyroxylin-dipped Packard... :lol: Funny enough I remember the place I sent them to also did trash cans - hope work...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 1962

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

All I know is Maine is west of California by way of Russia and/or China, I've never heard back from anyone who I sent Christmas cards (making me think they got lost in the system), the US postal system wasn't as bad in the previous 56 years as it has been in the past 4, our postal workers are gettin...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

I ended up with a few copies of Ford Dealer & Service of various years, all of them in really dry, crumbly, fragile shape (as in if you tried to open them in anything less than over a humidifier the likelihood was that the page would crumble in your hands...) I decided (after gritting my teeth) to s...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

I have a copy of 'Ford Dealer and Salesman' from 1922. In it is a snake oil ad which claims that some device will effectively make gas cost 15c instead of 25c. I conclude that gas cost 25c in 1922. I think $1 in '22 is $15.5 now, so that means fuel then was the equivalent of $3.88 now. So be thankf...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1312

Re: Physically hard to Crank

You know, if it was always easy to crank, then all of the sudden became "stiff" or difficult, you may have other internal issues such as a slipped piston pin or hung up band...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Key or info on Corbin Tool Box Lock
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Wanted Key or info on Corbin Tool Box Lock

The blank for that Corbin, to make today, would involve taking a steel "billet", boring the hole for the internal pin, milling or filing the wafer to fit the hole, then doing as I said above to match the internal wards... I did this - one time - for a toolbox key for my old harley, it was a horrendo...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1919 CA license plate star
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: 1919 CA license plate star

I'd almost die for a set ofporcelain era Diamond E Ca plates - those are the cat's pajamas, the holy grail of someone wanting to build a mid to late teens "official" vehicle... 99 44/100% of them were sent to Sacto and shredded... as was the policy of the time. In '16, the front "bear" was blank, th...
by Susanne
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1921Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Re: FS 1919 Touring

Agree... please post pictures.
by Susanne
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1591

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Dan left out the real fun one, an oxy-acetylene torch with a small cutting head. Never had a problem with it not going through whatever hardened steel the shank was made of... :mrgreen: On old warded kocks I've made blanks of the approximate size of the key (slot and depth), coated it with Dykem and...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1025

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

If you think the "T" market is bad, try a pocketvalve Harley. I got mine as a kid for the outrageous sum of $1000, and knew it needed work... but I got it because parts were dirt cheap and it was a project I could afford (and had room for)... Now it costs more to buy a carb for one than I paid for t...
by Susanne
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Playin in the shop today...
Replies: 63
Views: 7637

Re: Playin in the shop today...

I like the copper... looks more authentic.
by Susanne
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1807

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Wow, good catch, thank you!!!
by Susanne
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

You'll want to pull the wheels and visually inspect the components as well (the trailer shop will do this)... I've seen trailer brake systems with "ventillated" discs - worn through to the webbing between the 2 disc surfaces or pads worn so bad what's rubbing the disc is the puck, as the pads are go...
by Susanne
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Western Electrical gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Western Electrical gauge

it dates from the right era, but is not the meter you're looking for. This one is from the front of an electrical contactor control box... we had (maybe still have??) these in the basement of the Posey tube (built in the late 20's), it's part of the "magic" that keeps the lights on, the emergency ph...
by Susanne
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1807

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

I'm going to guess late 1918 - there's still a coilbox switch, I don't see a starter button forward of the gas tank or a battery "box"... but the demountable rim being there would tell me it's after 1917... Couple things I noticed - the rear tires have a tread on them, the fronts don't. Also the shi...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Dyke's Auto Encyclopedia F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Dyke's Auto Encyclopedia F/S

Never an unhappy buyer of a Dykes Encyclopedia. Ask any owner of one! Reminds me of the famous Packard ad "Ask the man who owns one".... (And yes, hey also had a separate Packard section - amazing reading!) I have a number of them, including the first edition, with the red cover and the unusual (al...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

(A little ditty to the infamous tune of Auld Lang Syne...) May 2020 be forgot and never to return, to no more sad and crazy times and dumpsters that have burned We're glad to see it done and gone and welcome twenty-one Without the stress, and much less mess to each and every one So raise a cheer (an...
by Susanne
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year from Norwalk
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Happy New Year from Norwalk

A verry happy and prosperous New Years to both you and Connie from me and the Doc here in Viola!!
by Susanne
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909: How red was red?
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Re: 1909: How red was red?

Sure, I'll bite. :mrgreen: I use a LOT of natural pigments in one of my other hobbies (religious iconography, using egg tempra as the binder), at one time I was under the impression that sure, ALL the original colors were so dark as o be black... Until I started playing with natural vermillion, some...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T
Replies: 26
Views: 1636

Re: Installing A-B CAMSHAFT in T

I was told that a "3/4 cam" was halfway between an "RV" cam and a "Full Race" cam... I have NO idea exactly what that means in real world numbers for lift (.275" lift? .300 lift? .340 lift?) and the whole x degrees thing - How do you change a cam profile without totally screwing up a motor, what mak...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S TIGER TIMERS
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: F-S TIGER TIMERS

I'd like to get my name on one, thanks!!! PM sent.
by Susanne
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2602

Re: Shipping T parts

Mark Nunn wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:03 am
I'm hopeful that these two truckloads of T parts arrive before spring. :D


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Are those '13s or 14s?
by Susanne
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Results of MTFCA Board Elections
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Results of MTFCA Board Elections

Congratulations and best wishes on stepping up and continuing the legacy of the MTFCA! And Congratulations on being placed in the hot seat, Rachel!!
by Susanne
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1823

Re: Gas Tanks

Containment device, Liquid (n.o.s.), Cylindrical (or oval), with inlet/outlet apetures (threaded), 9-10 gallon range. :D
by Susanne
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

There was a picture a while back (don't remember where, probably tBay) of someone selling a head (IIRC it was a low head) that they had shaved, they had literally chewed well into the coolant passages to where the head looked like a skeleton... they still claimed it was "usable" and it was a "steal"...
by Susanne
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too busy
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Too busy

Dan McEachern wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Tony- keep the bucket and toilet brush. You will still need to PAINT the T, and the toilet brush can be used between the spokes.
Fixed it for you. :mrgreen:
by Susanne
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

The white tires (or tyres) look fine and are "authentic" (alhoughg the pictures make them look more gray than white), but they don't last. At least not driving them on asphalt or concrete. Same with the Non-Skids - they were designed to grip on dirt roads, and not skid... but they wear like a knobby...
by Susanne
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlamp switch questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: headlamp switch questions...

If i have to run at night I leave the Ruckstell in low and try to keep the engine revved. It's a challenge just to keep enough light on the road to see the deer as it stares you down. :shock: I have given a fleeting thought to (--gasp!!--) retrofitting 12V lamps and a battery, just so I have a chanc...
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?
Replies: 28
Views: 1067

Re: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?

The part that always confused me is if it's CW FACING the gear on the front of the mag, or CW as if you were facing the back of the mag (like sitting on top of the mag if you were a gnome)... It's not the first time I've tried to suss this out and yet it still perplexes me... Is it facing the gear, ...
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Flow part II
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Fuel Flow part II

4 gallons an hour? Darn, that sounds anemic for a hot engine, depending how you're feeding it and how hard you push it. I think that's what I spend, maybe a hair less but not much, on my slightly fast but not Fronty-engined '15 touring... I may be wrong, but yeah, I can get more than that out of my ...
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of power when activating horn?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Loss of power when activating horn?

The horn won't be the only thing making noise...

:shock:
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1820

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

That's what I think too. I wonder how much the colors have faded over the past 94 years? I think a little of both... but the greens are a different hue (the modern one is too bluish, the other one is definitely a green green)... then again, a lot of options for dyed cloth that were available (and c...
by Susanne
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1820

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Scott C. wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:29 pm
I found some original material on the back of the seat!
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I REALLY like the way that Chrome Oxide Green stripe pop against the gray. It makes what we have now look too dark...
by Susanne
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: Walker radiator

After 2035 sales of new gasoline powered cars will be outlawed. So it is just a period of time when the gas stations will be phased out and radiators will no longer be needed, and our cars will either be in private collections which are not driven or in museums. Sad, but times are a changin :( Norm...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rajo BB on Yakima Wa craigs list
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Rajo BB on Yakima Wa craigs list

Gone from craigs... someone's T will get a kick in the seat of the pants...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

I love that typo - in 1812, unless your last name was Cugnot, horseless meant you were on foot! --lol--
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T parts
Replies: 51
Views: 2602

Re: Shipping T parts

USPS has been going downhill for years - decades, actually. This year has been a banner year for it - no overtime, removing the automated equipment that processed mail faster without personal involvement - but it's by far not the worst. OTOH, they have implemented stuff over the preceeding 2 decades...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An other(may be stupid) early magnéto coil question.
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: An other(may be stupid) early magnéto coil question.

I didn't think about this, but it's true, the stator coils on an early 09 would be 1/2" wide, where the later ones would be 9/16"... a pre-2500 T would definitely be within that 1/2" coil width era.
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Little off Topic....., Butt
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: A Little off Topic....., Butt

The problem is she would need to "bear" all before putting the dress on.... To bring it into topic (kinda sorta)... I always found it interesting that the Sears catalog in the early 20's sold rolls of "crepe paper" as toilet tissue... not that it puts the "T" in TP, but I have to stretch it somehow....
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A custom body sedan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: A custom body sedan?

Also, here is a 1912 Coupe with an unusual body. Have you seen one of these? [image]E28E5F40-7AEA-40D6-901C-400C5E5C34C9.jpegE5B4B5CA-0504-4B66-AB45-267B58312AD6.jpeg[/image] Swoon.... I haven't seen one, but wow, I am enamored on first sight. a '12 coupe? The details on it? And... it looks like it...
by Susanne
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rest in Peace - Bob Barrett
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Rest in Peace - Bob Barrett

We keep losing our legends... Bob, you will be missed by a LOT of us. And when you see my dad up there, tell him I love him, and thanks. ;-) BTW - I still have the Pierce tail light. It is a dear treasure to me, and plan on using it on the "speedster" project. We'll miss you for a long time, sir!
by Susanne
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley Vaporizer troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Holley Vaporizer troubles

I would get an NH and manifold to get the car running until you can rebuild your vaporizer... I (god help me) actually like the Holley vaporizer design, but I also understand it's a beast to find parts for and keep going (because, yes, they DO burn out)... but a running T is better than one that is ...
by Susanne
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 — almost.
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 — almost.

I'm OK with their tread... it's a composite of what was available of the "finest 3000 mile tires"... If I can get an honest "good" 30x3 akin to the NZ (and earlier) "Non-Skids" (which I have run to the cords) I will be more than thrilled. Hope they run well on dirt gravel roads... Anyway, I saw that...
by Susanne
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear bushing failures
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Triple gear bushing failures

Sintered bronze is a fickle mistress... it's a wonderful material until it work hardens, then it's an "if and when" proposition - I have some machinery that dates back to the late 1800s that is as amazing as when it was machined, running bronze castings and bushings... I also have some WW2 era stuff...
by Susanne
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

Clara's Detroit Electric was always a fascination of mine... I wondered why HF didn't develop an electric for his wife; I suspect had he, he would have changed the future of electric vehicles... OTOH, would he have survived the 20's, or woulf Durant carried the day? Fortunately, we'll never know... :D
by Susanne
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any tips on insurance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1228

Re: Any tips on insurance?

Please don't laugh... I have mine listed with USAA as one of my daily drivers (<1000 miles a year)... they're not as cheap as Hagerty, but I had a lengthy discussion with them when I got the policy for it, and they said they were good with it. I asked that they were sure it was a Nineteen Fifteen Mo...
by Susanne
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Received another Model K a few days ago.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1128

Re: Received another Model K a few days ago.......

You know, all the discussion on Ford's Big 6... I wonder if the T had been a 6 banger along the evolution of the K, instead of the smaller HP 4, if Automobiles would have taken a huge step forward? Case in point (just for an example) - the infamous AC mag that made the T such a game changer - Imagin...
by Susanne
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Weaver Tire Changer
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Vintage Weaver Tire Changer

I can't tell you the number of times I wish I had this... beats breaking your back and wrenching your hands and maybe loosening a wheel changing stiff clinchers.
by Susanne
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1167

Re: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?

I didn't see it in the list, but a cheap analog Volt-Ohm meter (like the kind you used to get at Radio Shack for $9.95) to chase down the electrical gremlin that bites you 30 miles from home... a roll of electrical tape, some 12 ga wire, and (believe it or not) some wire nuts for a temp fix. Also ca...
by Susanne
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2574

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

I think it'd be a fun head to play with, especialy with the magical Miller name... :D I'd love to see what the underside looks like as well... what the combustion chamber looks (or will look) like...
by Susanne
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressed for Christmas and Covid
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Dressed for Christmas and Covid

I really like the winter coat on the front.