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by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 ball model t Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: 5 ball model t Carb

Thanks for the infor the deal is done Moms happy and the 4 carbs are on there way to Ontario , one less thing to deal with Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 ball model t Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: 5 ball model t Carb

I have been offered 1500 hundred each I just don't want to rip him off I have been watching prices and they are all over the place. All I have to do is say yes but I also want to be fair to Mom and him Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

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This would be Me and Mom in Bigfork Montana I believe 1963 I would be 2 years old
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 ball model t Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 429

5 ball model t Carb

Is 1500 hundred dollars for a model t 5 ball Carb a fair price or should I say are they worth 1500 dollars?
by Colin Mavins
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Are these Parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: What Are these Parts?

Looks the same as my 1912 windshield clamp
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by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Just curious

We have some of Dr. Bonds journals he was the original owner, and in them he wrote how he enjoyed polishing the rad , but nothing else he also replaced his brass side lamps with all black lamps in 1915.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 88
Views: 2049

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

This is what I have on the car now it can apply to the car or the driver
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by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 88
Views: 2049

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

DSCN5838.JPG DSCN5836.JPG 101.jpg That is me at 17 years old going off to war 1915 , the 37 tag is pre license plates half way through 1911 plates start and the 1912 plates go on the car for pictures we do not have YOM plates here in Manitoba. Yes I'm still going strong at 122 years old. cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23350

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Don you are doing an outstanding job on this car, but I fear your going to need more cars because at this rate you will be done by June . We knew a guy have would restore 5 model A at one time in the winter months, I am not than fast. great job Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23350

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Thanks Wayne our model t population is very depleted in my circle and in the early day as a kid I did not pay attention to the detail. I did ride in a lot of cool cars, when on tour my brother and I would hitch a ride on the out going tour and come back with Mom And Dad in the later year I got to dr...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23350

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I found a picture of a 1912 Model t with a full louvered hood as in the picture of the 15 centre door
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by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Champion X plugs

In my search for more coil points I found 2 Boxes of new champion X spark plugs, what I have never noticed before as I have new X plugs but they are made in the USA ,and I thought they were all Made in the USA . My 2 new boxes are all Made in Canada . The things you learn when you are quarantined fo...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Water pump

here's what I did , I bought a temp guns , the ones you point it at a spot and it gives you a temp reading . Run your engine up to running temp with the water pump on ,take reading at different point , front head back head rad . Then take the water pump off , do the same thing . On my 1912 it run co...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

I think you will find it is not attached at the front , this allows you to remove your hood . It will not flop around when you have the hood latched . My 12 is open like that at the rad and a hole in the hood former works great for the past 108 years. If the hood pops out place it back in and away y...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 dashboard moulding corner finish
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: 1912 dashboard moulding corner finish

I have a 1912 I have not found a picture yet but the molding on my car is the original and at the corners it is cut on a 45 degree angle at the corners and fix tight, it is 3 pieces screws are in the centre of the molding.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

In most cases Canadian cars don't have spares like that but I believe this is an order for a company so maybe special order . We have never carried a spare tire there is 3 tubes a jack and tire irons in the trunk . Since 1960 we have not had a flat ,I leaned how to change tires when we put new tires...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Interesting picture from 1912

I found this book in dads stuff it was published by ford in 1962, for as long as I can remember we have been docked points at judging for the little clip that holds the horn tube at the bottom curve of the driver door . Well looking at the first car in the picture it sure looks like a little clip ho...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23350

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I found this little book while cleaning out more of Dads stuff and it turns out I have a pic of the centre door lights
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by Colin Mavins
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wow i say WOW
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: wow i say WOW

Wow Richard you have a way with words it's like I was there with you I think I will give my old girl a try Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3381

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

the local car club which is having there 60th anniversary has now cancelled the spring fling and the world of wheels car show is now cancelled , this week is the start in Winnipeg they are cancelling all big events but the Government is keeping the casino's open looks like 3 weeks of shut down and w...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23350

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

I have never seen these lamps before and have never seen a picture of a centre door with them ,are the factory or an accessory . I think bob showed one on here to, just wondering. cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

My question is were they made in the States or in Canada did Detroit make any right hand drive cars
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains

My mistake is was Langs the part number is SC-BRC and back in 2014 they were 34.85 for a set of 4 cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains

I think its Snyders is were I bought them from for the 12
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: 1937 Horch

I will have to take more pictures
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: 1937 Horch

Before building his own cars Mr Horch worked for Mercedes My thinking is that is why the 2 brand are so much alike , you have to look closely to tell them apart . I did not know The Audi ,Horch thing , he was not allowed to use the Horch name after the war for some reason That is a clever way to sti...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: 1937 Horch

The Horch is an Audi the 4 rings of the Audi emblem are Horch Audi Dkw Auto union On the rad shell are Horch , auto union, and the 4 rings Prior to the war there were the high end auto in Germany. About 600 Model 853's were made from 1936 to 1940 . cost was about 5000.00 Deutsche Marks in 1937
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: 1937 Horch

This car was a staff car used by Dr Werner Best not a nice guy by any means as for parts ebay Germany works for common stuff , otherwise you make it . This car was about 90 percent there most of what is missing is brackets and mounts which I have made but are hidden and will not be seen until it is ...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 877

1937 Horch

I have not had much time for the T this winter because I'm trying to finish the Horch
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by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: windshield glass
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: windshield glass

I just had 3/16 glass cut for the 1937 Horch and the glass was in stock ,if Canada has it there must be a glass shop that can get it in the States .
by Colin Mavins
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Having the engine on a stand so you can turn the engine is the way to go you will find this out when you put it back together it will be so much easier Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches
Replies: 18
Views: 945

Re: 400 turbo or Jack rabbit clutches

We put turbo 400 disc's in the 12 in 1990 works great . we did it to stop the creep when starting ' before the rebuild when you started the car you put your leg on the front tire it would creep until it run for 10 or 15 seconds it does not creep anymore
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: 1911 fender fit

If someone has there 11 close by take a measurement from the frame to the top of the fender I cant my 12 is at the farm
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: 1911 fender fit

In the second last pic you have the skirt bolted to the frame undo these bolts the fender will come back in line
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: 1911 fender fit

with the fender iron removed can put the fender in the proper position, if so the problem is with the iron, if you cant get the fender to sit correct with the front loose than the problem is with the fender. When I broke the crank I had the fender off when i put them back on they fell right into pla...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: 1911 fender fit

i would check the fender iron it self it could be the wrong one . it appears to be to long maybe a wide track iron ,do you have this problem on the other side. If not compare the two irons . I checked my 12 and it is straight and I only have about a quarter inch through the fender bracket . Thats wh...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 1764

Re: bicycle speedometer

I think not ' if you look down the pics there is a sending unit that mounts to the fork and a piece that mounts to the spoke of the wheel I don't know how to mount this on your car and get a correct reading. I think Steve has experience with this ,he will chime in soon. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

The Canadian rads have tags I did not know the Us rads did the same ,learn something new every day.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

After breaking the crank in my 1912 and getting lucky with no block damage, my thinking now with the early block I am currently working on an open valve 1910 block is spend the money on a scat crank and drive without the worry of breaking the crank. Just my 2 cents Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

I guess I was lucky then the 1912 crank went all that broke on the block was the timing cover we added the out side oil line in the rebuild.
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 946

Re: Tail light Thoughts

The more light the better I have a right hand tail light for my 1912 which is going on this winter and I installed a 1950s turn signal switch which gives you four way flashers as well. The way people are driving the more light the better it may not save you from stupid drivers but at lest you tried.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

Thanks for the info I would like it to work just so I can say they work , in cleaning out the shop I found the pieces the car has had mag lights since 1915 Dr Bond installed them and they have been there ever since.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 491

brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

This is my winter project I have collected all the information I can find from here and the internet in regard to this gas line. Most of this information and pictures are for 1911 the question is would it be the same in 1912 I think it should be the same but I could be wrong I'm guessing. In Dads pa...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

Thank you sir you have answered the questions Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

The other question I have is where is the little ford I have been to the Henry Ford twice in the last 10 years and is was not on display only the 999 ? Henry must have saved it you would think.
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: It’s not Ford vs. Ferrari, but it did happen

That was a great show so now the question that's on every bodies mind ,what engine was in that racer I see that the engine is pushed back through the dash. Maybe a 6 cylinder? Cheers
by Colin Mavins
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

When Dad did our top which he made from the original top he use the the red book Model t Ford restoration handbook .The top came out beautiful and is how 53 years old it may be worth the read cheers Colin
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by Colin Mavins
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

This is a ford drawing for 1912 , the amount of bow that you are going to insert into the socket depends on the height of the bow as per your drawing your mounting holes are not at body level , the drawing show the mount hole is level with the top of the body. You need an proper height of the bow be...
by Colin Mavins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ten Commandments for antique cars
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Ten Commandments for antique cars

More stuff from Dads filing cabinet he kept everything, I don't know what I'm doing wrong it's blurred until you click on it
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by Colin Mavins
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 1377

Re: The spark plug controversy

This looks like Steve is bored and needs a new project LOL Cheers from the getting more snow great white north.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Clock location

The right side would make it visible to the driver or we had a 15 way back that had an accessory dash board.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clock location
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Clock location

In 1912 there is a letter to ford dealers which states the only options allow by ford were tool box clock and robe rail ,It would be nice to have those accessories
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by Colin Mavins
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 in Hemmings
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: 1909 in Hemmings

They show the serial number 904 if my memory is correct it should be a 2 pedal 2 level car as this is one of the cars Royce was working on some years ago. Please correct me if Im wrong. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: location of the oil can

ops wrong place sorry
by Colin Mavins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: location of the oil can

Don't you wish you could buy that now for 10 cents
by Colin Mavins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 600

location of the oil can

I have seen in many photo's that the oil can is mounted on the right side {passenger side} of the engine. Ours has always been on the left . Is there a proper location or was it put it were ever you want . I have seen many Canadian cars on the left and many US cars on the right, Cheers Colin dgjjity...
by Colin Mavins
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: Top shrunk

You could always make your own top Mom showed Dad how to sew ,my brother and I pumped the old singer and in one week end it was done . We must have done something right it is still on the car and looking great 52 years later.
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by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan

Well that would explain why I cant contact him Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Im looking for contact info for Mike Strachan

Im looking for Mike Strachan In Abbotsford BC I have a phone number but I cant made it work. He owns a Canadian 1912 touring I would like to get pictures of as there are not many examples . Thanks Cheers Colin from Winnipeg MB
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur

If anyone has the interest to read this ford book from late
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1911 there is a copy on the net at www.Canadiana.ca I found it by googling the title
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Town Car
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: 1911 Town Car

well I can close the book on that thanks
by Colin Mavins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Town Car
Replies: 5
Views: 927

1911 Town Car

I found this post card in my Dads stuff is this T still on display and is this Museum still around. Just wandering cheers Colin
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by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4608

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

I reality there is no easy fix for people how are distracted while driving, One of the T guys here was hit by a semi he was doing 50 mph the truck driver did not see him ,he died later in hospital .
by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 4608

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

I put a 1950s type add on turn signals which has a 4 ways built in winter project is to add a second tail light you can never have to much red light on the back of your car these days.
by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

went to the dump today and came home with a trunk full of parts and this early gas tank
by Colin Mavins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

That looks better great job Thanks Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

Let he start by saying the work your doing is fantastic and I have a correction for you the 11-12 tank has the mounts riveted to the bottom of the tank the later years use the strap mount you are showing
by Colin Mavins
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: NEW set of #2819 Brass 1911-1912 Hub Caps

I have a set like this they where purchase in the early 1970s in California as being nos . my question is when did they start making reproduction hub caps. If they started reproducing brass caps after 1975 then that would make them the real deal Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2891

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

I'm going to guess the coil box upgrade was common a my original 1912 also had a 1915 coil box the original 12 box was under the back seat. The car was used as an every day driver till 1936. Cheers
by Colin Mavins
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: 1915 Parts

this is an easy fix for your hub cap problem ,just leave your hub caps you have on your car when someone tells you you have the wrong caps on your car tell them if they find the right ones you will put them on. you will either get the right ones or they will leave you be . I remember we had a 14 tai...
by Colin Mavins
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 10887

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

That Steve is like the energizer bunny he just keeps going and going . I am exhausted Thanks for the photos Steve. Cheers Colin From the how white North
by Colin Mavins
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much time to pull an engine?
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: How much time to pull an engine?

I pulled the engine on my 1912 I pulled all the thing you listed my engine was hanging on the hook 4.5 hours 2 more hours it was stripped to a bare block
by Colin Mavins
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???
Replies: 18
Views: 1412

Re: 1916 Model T Roadster Value ???

16 engine with a later flywheel and a later starter hogs head a 6 volt battery that you charge at night when your not using your car.
by Colin Mavins
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12 column tube
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: 12 column tube

on my 12 the off set hole lines up with the fire wall bracket cheers colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need photos of 1914 Roadster body wood
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Need photos of 1914 Roadster body wood

these are from the 14 touring -roadster plans Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: needed wood plans 24 roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: needed wood plans 24 roadster

I have roadster plans but they are 1915 to 1922 so I do not know what the difference is in 1924
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: just for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: just for fun

Thanks Keith I have a complete spare cable and a box full of links and ends we knew it had to break sooner than later. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: just for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 675

just for fun

I asked my Father 5 years ago how long will the speedometer cable last , me did not have an answer other than it was original to the car and it works all is good . Today I took the car in a parade and it happened ,one of the links broke. So the answer to the question is 107 years,my guess is the war...
by Colin Mavins
Sun May 26, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question regarding details of top installation on my '13 Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1148

Re: Question regarding details of top installation on my '13 Touring

Hello my late 12 Canadian car does not have the flap and never did , the original top was replaced in 1967. The original top is in the garage in a box.
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by Colin Mavins
Mon May 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3575

Re: What timer do you use

We have always used Tiger timers Dad picked up a stock of about 100 nos Tiger timers back in 1965 . The T uses 1 every 2-3 years, and its the roller that wears out. Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat May 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Top Strap Bracket at Windshield information needed
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: 1912 Top Strap Bracket at Windshield information needed

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If you print the drawing it should be the exact size Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sat May 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Firewall Question
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: 1912 Firewall Question

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here is a close up the brass trim is original as are the brackets Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri May 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Firewall Question
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: 1912 Firewall Question

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Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri May 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Firewall Question
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: 1912 Firewall Question

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if you enlarge you can see the clamps cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 0
Views: 371

1937 Horch

I have been working on a 1937 Horch I have just finished with mounting tail light and the grill and rad shell on and its off to paint. The 1967 Ambassador has all the body work done as far as welding goes, It was a show room car so it is fully loaded but it was well used. I start the varnishing of t...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 14926

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

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I am working on going faster so not working on the T but did have it out for a drive then changed the oil and filled the oilers and grease cups . Now back to the ambassador we now have the wheel well done . Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Question about the turbo 400 clutch kits

When we did our transmission we bought new 400 turbo disc's from the local trany shop and fix them to the original drum by removing the unwanted material. This has worked perfectly for the last 10 years with no problems Cheers Colin
by Colin Mavins
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires

Yes they are a tight fix but we have had over size tires on the 12 T since 1952 that we know of and there is no problem 1952 to 2009 were original goodyear 2009 till now are T drivers all Over size.
by Colin Mavins
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

The Blue 1911 T that sold on the forum 16,500 is how on ebay bidding at 22,100 It will be interesting to see how high it goes
by Colin Mavins
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2325

Re: Another E-10 experience

Here in Canada our ethanol I believe is 10% ,I have no problem running the T on this fuel. Yes after 7-8 months it will be crap, at the end of driving season I drain the tank and run it out off gas. I just started it this weekend fresh gas ,two pulls it was running like a clock.
by Colin Mavins
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 2678

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

Hello again there are 3 1913 here in Manitoba one of which is not restored with a B block all 3 are Canadian cars and all are wood coil box with the triangle KW switch key on the right side,The brass plate has no paint on it . As for what you have how my 1912 had the same upgrade, the picture is the...
by Colin Mavins
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about 1912 Dash and Steering Column
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Question about 1912 Dash and Steering Column

My 12 is a one piece dash but what you will find is the repro dash is made from one pattern most likely 1910 or 11 and sold as fits 09 to 12 . Just a possibility .
by Colin Mavins
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 4818

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

I had my 1912 T up to 45 mph and there was more to go but lose my nerve, you have to ask the question . How fast are you willing to go on 100 year old hickory spokes. Its runs very nice between 25 and 35 . I keep it to 30-35 on the highway and 20 around town. I have all ways said if you want fast bu...
by Colin Mavins
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1ST of 3 to come home, check it out
Replies: 35
Views: 3996

Re: 1ST of 3 to come home, check it out

Hello Robert You mentioned that the low head on your 1912 T has Made in USA so it is a replacement , My original head on my 1912 has Made in USA on it ,but is much smaller than the later heads. Cheers Colin model t 11-02-13 003.jpg
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 9759

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

I lifted the cover and it was still there ,another month should do it Cheers from the not so frozen north
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Draining Block
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Draining Block

I always drain the car hot any water left will evaporate with the heat in the block we have done this since 1960 with no problems
by Colin Mavins
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dash Clock Repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Dash Clock Repair?

Hello My 1912 has a Stewart clock in it and was told the same thing ,I got brave one day I bought a spare clock with the thought of using it for parts it did not run. I opened it up it was a very simple rim wind clock ,used clock oil on all the moving parts and it started to run. I also did this to ...
by Colin Mavins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coolant Recommendation
Replies: 45
Views: 4692

Re: Coolant Recommendation

On my 1912 we always used water because the anti freeze would leak at the brass fittings and at the water pump. I have removed the water pump and used a valve lapping compound on the brass fitting to seat it better . Anti freeze would work now but force of habit and I'm an old dog I will use water ,...