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by Bob McDaniel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

I bet that door stop shows up in a lot of T shops after this! Already thinking of a way to modify it for mine. :ugeek:
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

I think what Wayne saw as a prop nut is a model T engine valve over the coat rack. I also see something next to the light over the sink but it is small and will not show detail on my computer so no idea what it is. Other thing farther out from the light looks like a door knob. Strange place for it i...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

As you can see the last owner tried to put on a later radiator and the headlights were updated to electric at some point and almost all the brass had been removed other than the windshield so even that may not be original. SANY1450.JPG Last picture is after I put on some brass I had on the shelf for...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

Mike, Here are some pictures posted over the years I have saved of 12's. You may have seen or saved these before but just in case maybe this will help. 1912 touring new.gif E142E78D-F946-478D-BF2A-6C3AE04C8D79.jpg pair of 12's.jpg Next I will show my 12 but keep in mind this car is over 107 years ol...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: S/Plog Box
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: S/Plog Box

Spark Plug
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Spark Plug BOX
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: WTB

So Don is looking for the boxes that the spark plugs would have been in when new, is this right? A picture of what it looks like would help a lot. Someone could have this and not know what it is.
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

One more shot and some pictures I saved from other posts of original 12's.
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pair of 12's.jpg
This last one is the 11 style body but shows some detail.
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by Bob McDaniel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Scotts car is awesome and pictures do not show how nice it is in person. Every stripe on his car looks like what is posted in old pictures from back in the day to me. We all know that more than one person did the stripes so they would vary by car and who ever did the work that day so who can say wha...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Steering Issue Has Me Stumped

Oldav8tor wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:09 am
Wow! 20° of twist? You've got to wonder how that happened...
When superman came to earth he found a model T in the barn to drive to town but someone locked the steering to prevent theft.

Or, people were just a lot stronger back then from the hard work they did every day.
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

That would be before the T so the car might be a model S.
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting 1913 Oval Gas Tank
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Mounting 1913 Oval Gas Tank

My 13 wont help as it has had some damage where it looks like someone pried the tank up and out through the seat platform to replace it or something. I do think Scott is correct about it should be a round tank but don't take my word on this one, let the experts confirm this.
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by Bob McDaniel
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: These people need a life!

Anyone else get phone messages from someone in Chinese? I have had 3 so far, had to play it back several times to believe it the first time.
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedometer question
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Speedometer question

Mark, It does not twist in any direction. When I removed the rear cover I could see that the pins are pushed into the edge of the casting and someone before me has tried to either drive one of pins in to remove it or force it in some way and blew out the side of the casting in one spot so I can see ...
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Speedometer question
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Speedometer question

Anyone here know how to remove the ring around the face of this model 11 Stewart speedometer? I need to install new glass and the ring is held on by 3 little brass pins but I don't see a way to remove them. I took off the brass cover from the back but the whole unit is inside a heavy casting like co...
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 1781

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

I like to have a YOM plate on the front of all my old cars and trucks so have bought a few from different places over the years. My 1916 Indiana Truck has no place to display a front plate but when a real nice 1916 Indiana plate showed up on ebay with original paint I bought it. After the plate got ...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

So I am going to ask the question again. What year and kind of antique car do you have and how about a photo? Its been a while since some of these were posted so here are some of ours and a couple we had but sold to make more room. 646050.jpg 13 Touring SANY1541.1.jpg 12 Touring SANY1717.JPG 09 Tou...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie continuation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Newbie continuation

Looks like a good start to a great car to me. Doesn't look like a neglected T from here! Even the seats look good. You plan to keep it and have fun? Lots of T's around this area and places to enjoy them and people willing to help and parts are easy to find for a 25.
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie continuation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Newbie continuation

Good to know you got it going! Now you have all winter to work out the bugs and get it ready for tour season. When do we get to see a picture of the rest of the car?
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie continuation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Newbie continuation

Watching the video again I do see where the high gear is sticking but it does move slowly so I feel it will free up with a little more heat and run time. I would apply the brake gently to not kill the engine but firm enough to bog it down some and then let off and repeat a few times. Idle it for a w...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie continuation
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Newbie continuation

Hi Wally, I just saw your video and it looks good so far but it looked like the low pedal might be a little tight, (hard to tell from video) How much travel do you have with the pedal when you push it down before it stops? Also 30 wt oil this time of year might not be the best choice. I have used 10...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

But if you replace the wine in the bottle is it still the same wine?
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Rustitus

Does anyone else look at a pile of rusty junk and see what looks like a 100% restored car in the back of your mind? To me that part looks mint but to others it looks rusty and bent. Is this a sign of advanced stages or could it be another form of the same disease? Can this explain how I ended up wit...
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Newbie

I am near Winamac right now but in Logansport most of the time. Willing to help if you want it. I am not an expert but have got a lot of T's going for people in my area and the price is right.....no charge. Might be able to get you going over the phone but in person would be better. Dallas is closer...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: How cold do you drive?

I don't know how cold it was but it was a blizzard. We did a modified engine rebuild on my 1923 American LaFrance Brockway Torpedo fire engine the previous summer. My idiot friend, Jerry Van, called me and thought it would be great idea to take it out during the snow storm. I thought he was (and is...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 1984

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

got to be the new coil points tool
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 120
Views: 4644

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Wasn't this the car Gilligan drove around the island? Someone just re-skinned it with center door metal.
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 13 Round Tube Radiator
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: FS 13 Round Tube Radiator

PM sent
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying on Craig's List
Replies: 69
Views: 3424

Re: Buying on Craig's List

Tom, Congrats on the find of your new car. I knew one would turn up but didn't think it would be in your price range or close to home. I would think you could get it moved for $1.00 to $1.25/ mile in an enclosed trailer to your door or you could go get it and make a fun trip out of it. Please post p...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T auction today
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: T auction today

I walked away with a new old stock 26/27 rear fender for $60 and a real nice hood former for 11-14 for my wifes projects and a set of lined rear brake shoes for my car new never installed. Can't remember if that is all I got as I got a call from the hospice nurse about my Mom while we were at the sa...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost my Mom today
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Lost my Mom today

Thanks to everyone for the support at a time when it was needed most. We had a small grave side service today with family and friends and even had her little 13 year old dog there to let her know why she wont be seeing her mom anymore. (I have had 3 little sisters since I moved away from home) The d...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost my Mom today
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Lost my Mom today

Very few here know what the last 6+ years have been like for us and this may explain why I never do much with my cars and just can not ever take a long trip. It started in 2012 with my wifes father falling and needing 24 hour care for the next 4 years till he passed away at age 91. Then after we too...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 1212

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

I used my right hand up till this year and yes it felt wrong at first but now it is normal. I still prime it with the right hand and pull the choke with the left but only with switch turned off. Here is a short video I did when I was first able to go for a short ride back in March. I was still recov...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42587

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Logansport is about 40 miles from Lafayette I think. Watch out for crazy drivers/people if you go downtown. I hate to drive through there.
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Dan, I will take some better pictures for you and measure from a point on the top that can be found on other cars to locate them. Also I loaned out my side curtains to Mike at Clastique over the summer so he could confirm they are original and make a pattern and start reproducing them for people lik...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

I don't know if mine would be of any help but maybe it will. It still has the original top and is not restored. I just don't know where to start to get what you need and am tied up with other things right now that can not wait. I also have the side curtains that came with it. Everything fits togethe...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How did you acquire your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: How did you acquire your T?

My first T started with the first old car/truck I ever found in a barn 39 years ago. I was 16 at the time and collected beer cans and at the time thought the best place to find the real old ones was in old barns so the 3 or 4 old barns down the road looked like a good place to me to hunt. When I cli...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Posted before from my 13 touring, engine cast date 12-24-12. Bruce's book put engine assembly as 1-24-13 (from memory) so this head could be the original to my engine. Car last registered in 1928 but heads can be changed so take all this for what its worth. This is a low head and the only one I have...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 top bow measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: 1909 top bow measurements

Bill, My body # 82XX according to Bruce's book puts the build date as Aug.2, 1909 so late in the year. It has the aluminum skin Pontiac body which from memory was used last in September 1909? My engine was replaced at some point with a non starter 1916 engine so still hand crank and no generator. I ...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Auction September 2, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4273

Re: Model T Auction September 2, 2019

I have left auction sites after finding out they had a buyers premium and will never return to another of that auctioneers sales for any reason. At least this one gives advance warning so I can decide to either stay away or reduce the amount I am willing to spend. I always have a top bid in mind bef...
by Bob McDaniel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 top bow measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: 1909 top bow measurements

Here is a screenshot of the old forum page just in case we loose it.
1909 top.jpg
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Early vs. Late 1913 Fenders

641953.jpg Jan. 1913 build date. No rib across fender like later styles had but I don't have a picture to post of it. I posted all of my pictures on the old forum here http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/641256.html and should repost them sometime so people can blow them up full size and se...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Roads to Cookeville
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: Roads to Cookeville

Looks like he is in my area.
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tudor right side door
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Tudor right side door

Dwight,

I have a real nice one I was going to use on my 26 but sold the car and no longer need it. $300 takes it and I am not that far from you.

574-seven two seven-O725
Bob
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1279

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

You can use 2000 grit or finer wet/dry paper and take out all the scratches from what you have done so far and also will remove any left over clear and then it will polish with Mothers or your favorite product. I have done it on brass horn parts and lights but don't use it on places you can not reac...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1817

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

Felix is alive and well here in Logansport. Felix is also the oldest high school mascot in the state of Indiana, chosen in 1926 after a Logansport High School player brought his plush Felix to a basketball game. When the team came from behind and won that night, Felix became the mascot of all the Lo...
by Bob McDaniel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drove 110 year old car to the show and still didn't get oldest car award!
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Drove 110 year old car to the show and still didn't get oldest car award!

When you drive a car that is 110 years old and don't win oldest car at the show, its a good show! Agreed! Consider trying to email the photos from the phone to your email account...then download to your computer and post...something to think about? Scott, I can't send E-Mail from my phone or I woul...
by Bob McDaniel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Drove 110 year old car to the show and still didn't get oldest car award!
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Drove 110 year old car to the show and still didn't get oldest car award!

Last weekend was the local power show that I have gone to over the last 15+ years and try to take something old car related every year. Most times only a few old cars or trucks show up and the rest are tractors and lately lawn mowers. I took the Indiana Truck starting in 2003 as a project that didn'...
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Progress on my 1910 T
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Progress on my 1910 T

So THAT is what progress looks like!!!! I had forgotten since it has been so long.

Bill,
My pictures are 5MB before I had to resize them for the old forum but now I just post the large file and when you click on it you can zoom in and see more detail.
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by Bob McDaniel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Progress on my 1910 T
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Progress on my 1910 T

Pictures wont load for me dang it!
by Bob McDaniel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Petcock Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Petcock Problem

Here is what happens when one of those little springs wont hold it closed on a 50 mile drive down bumpy roads.
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by Bob McDaniel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sediment Bowl Year(s) ID
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Sediment Bowl Year(s) ID

After seeing Dans picture it made me go out and get a picture of what I have. Other than the newer style shut off and fuel filter it looks the same as Dans picture. Yes mine is brass too.
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by Bob McDaniel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sediment Bowl Year(s) ID
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Sediment Bowl Year(s) ID

Today I needed to move the 09 and noticed that the sediment bowl is round and about the size of a large walnut but I didn't see a shut off on it. It is mounted outside the frame and no room to reach between it and the frame so it will need another look on a cooler day and no way for me to know if it...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

I followed this from before day 1 to the end and while it would be a long night to watch all the videos at one time it was well worth watching. Some of the roads they had to drive on would make most of us give up and go home and then there were the dirt roads if you can call them that. :?: Now they ...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Saving it for Good
Replies: 31
Views: 1983

Re: Saving it for Good

I keep the best for myself and pass along the "not as good" to my nephews, who are glad to get it because they are just starting out and have nothing. :) When I read this I had to look up at who posted it to see if it was my uncle that passes some of his old stuff to me to keep for another 40 years...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: planning to drive your T on July 4?
Replies: 26
Views: 1490

Re: planning to drive your T on July 4?

Someone posted this picture on Facebook of us in downtown Logansport headed out of town to go to Walton for the car show. Pretty cool to see yourself through the eyes of others!
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by Bob McDaniel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3579

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I don't want to stir things up at all but the OP did say he saw some damage in the transmission area although it may have been minor damage so I am with him on this pulling things apart to check for the cause. Little things turn into big problems fast. That turned out to be a good call on his part w...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: planning to drive your T on July 4?
Replies: 26
Views: 1490

Re: planning to drive your T on July 4?

We drove the 09 to the next town today for its first ever car show. Didn't register it so no plastic prize to collect dust but lots of people thanked us for letting them sit in it for pictures and getting to see it crank started, ect. It was a good first drive out of town since the rod was installed...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Petcock Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Petcock Problem

You don't want those things to open up while driving down the road or worse yet fall out. My top petcock worked open on tour some time after we left Dayton Ohio and just outside of Richmond Indiana and dumped 3 1/2 quarts of oil out of that little top hole in less than 50 miles. We found it after th...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

Thanks for all the great info. The pictures Rich posted show two ways and I think the lower left is close to correct. I will contact Russ.
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 3579

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I swore my transmission made the sounds when the thrust washers went out in the rear end and it only made the noise when I was moving or stopping. 80% of the time I find two things went wrong at the same time on my cars and most problems are not related. The nut could have done some damage and made ...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: following ocean to ocean on youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: following ocean to ocean on youtube

I am up late every night watching all of her video's and can't wait for the next to be loaded. Hope the camera holds up for the trip!
by Bob McDaniel
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

I am getting ready to order the rear straps for the new top on my 09 Touring and all I find listed have a "D" ring to mount to the car but mine should mount to the buggy rail. I thought about just cutting the ring off but then they would be short and not fit. Anyone got any pictures of the way they ...
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 59
Views: 6079

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

I love the look of wood and think painting over it is a bad thing for cabinets and antique chairs but the wood on cars from that era would have been painted to protect it and natural wood while it looks good is just wrong. I hated to paint the original white oak cab on my 25 Indiana but it had paint...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 7101

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Today I drove the 09 Touring for the first time since it toasted a rod near Richmond Indiana on the way back from Dayton Ohio. Pictures of the damage later. Also fixed the bad petcock that let all my oil out before the damage stopped me and ended our fun.
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Storms in Northern Indiana tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Storms in Northern Indiana tonight

South Bend Indiana had some nasty weather tonight with tornado's and damage. I think it passed just south of Mishawaka and hope everyone is safe. We didn't make it up to meet the Ocean to Ocean drivers since we ended up in Lafayette with my son and family for my wifes birthday. Nothing on the news t...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.

My cars are all missing this; 13.All Model Ts were built with a permanently affixed jack stand on the rear axle. This would allow the owner to remove the rear wheel and place a flat belt on the hub. The car could then be used to power farm equipment. This was factory standard on all Model Ts, right ...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Wheel baskets needed for the 1904 Model B
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: FJ - Wheel baskets needed for the 1904 Model B

When I did body work for people and needed a tool I would take the money I made working on the cars and go buy the tool so I would have it for the next job. Now I only work on my own cars and have all the tools I need but if anyone wants to "donate" free tools please give me a call. :lol:
by Bob McDaniel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone traveling empty from SC to NJ?
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Anyone traveling empty from SC to NJ?

Gene,

Try this;
Bill's Auto Works
billsautoworks1@aol.com
(216)832-8697 No Texts

I know he is booked but it never hurts to call and see if he can help. He has went above and beyond for me and others and is VERY dependable.
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 7101

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Mario,

I'm speechless............... :!:
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 1978

Re: I am 87 today

Darel,

I think we met in Richmond a time or two and I never thought about you as 80 something. What ever you are doing it works! Happy Birthday
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 3422

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Thank you Susan for the address. I don't know if we will make it but if we do I will take the camera and post pictures HERE because Facebook is next to impossible to find anything on and toss in old people (myself include here :| ) and the pictures might as well be posted on the great wall of China....
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 3422

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Where can we meet up with them Sunday when they will be in Mishawaka Indiana and about what time? My wife has a birthday that day and we might be able to drive up to see the group if we know how to find them.
by Bob McDaniel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A “hay wire” solution
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: A “hay wire” solution

A couple of weeks back I put a brass mirror on the pass side of the 09 to match the one on the drivers side. I had bought the "new" one on ebay and saved some money and wanted it for the tour in Richmond. After I put it on I drove the car a few times and noticed it vibrates a lot but then so does th...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 3422

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Tim,

Just think how many times your hat can blow off in 4000 miles? :lol:
by Bob McDaniel
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 3222

Re: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8

Tonight my wife and I tore into the 09 to see what the damage looks like. As expected the #1 rod was toast but the others were still tight and so far it looks like the crank is good. When the oil got low it caused the babbit to get hot and melt and crumble but the cap held up and only the rod had lo...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 3222

Re: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8

This is the first time I am able to get back to post here since we are now at home. We had a great time driving all around Richmond and getting to meet some old friends from the forum and a few new ones. This year we brought the new car which was running real good and made it to Dayton without issue...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8
Replies: 46
Views: 3222

Re: Homecoming in Richmond IN - June 6-7-8

We made it here a little late for the Thursday tour so just hung out at the museum and hit the Fire House for lunch then back to the campground after I removed the fan from the 09 that had locked up because someone forgot to check it. :? While I was working on the fan shaft and talking to some campe...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Richmond Homecoming- Who's going and what are you bringing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Richmond Homecoming- Who's going and what are you bringing?

Steve, If you bring a projector I am guessing the lights will be off or dimmed while you talk. Just remember when the lights come back up that some of us like to take a nap in the afternoon and we have all had a log trip so please don't throw anything at me, er, ah, us after the show. :D Hope to see...
by Bob McDaniel
Fri May 31, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 30
Views: 2721

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

Nice pics, Peter and Sally were not around when we saw it so we never got see the inside details of the motorhome part. Thanks for posting these. I looked for Peter where ever we went and asked everyone with that accent if his name was Peter. I bet there were 100+ Australian's here that day! ;)
by Bob McDaniel
Fri May 31, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 59
Views: 6079

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Automotive masking tape is expensive but works and will come off after you paint without problems. Only thing is it might pull off any loose paint so a trick we used was to "kill" the tape a little on your leg to remove some of the glue. Stick it to your pants leg and remove it one time before you p...
by Bob McDaniel
Thu May 30, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 30
Views: 2721

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

I got to see Peters KampKar in 2008 at Richmond after he and his wife made the trip from the west coast. The route was not a direct line and they hit a lot of places all over the country along the way. I do not know how to search the old forum now but the story was posted back then so maybe someone ...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed May 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stopping oil stains before they happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Stopping oil stains before they happen?

Rope off the driveway and park in the grass :lol:
by Bob McDaniel
Tue May 28, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: How tall is the tallest T?

Steve,

Please note that my 09 may not be 100% correct so if your trailer is for an 09 Touring add a couple inches at least to be safe. Maybe others will let us know how close mine is because I am not an expert on it and have a lot to learn myself. :ugeek:
by Bob McDaniel
Tue May 28, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How tall is the tallest T?
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: How tall is the tallest T?

I wanted to see how tall my 09 touring is a while back and took out the rear floor with the top up held in place with ropes and new wood bows (no top material yet) it was 87" from shop floor to top of wood bow. This is with 30x3 on front and 30x3 1/2 rear but the wood may not be 100% right since I d...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue May 21, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1762

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

Jim, I have done just what you are doing many times over the last 40 years and even after working in body shops and doing several cars from the ground up, my hat is off to you. That is amazing progress and your story reminds me of the movie 50 first dates. What you have done is not easy for someone ...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue May 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!

Update, I decided to go over and work on the car today and took a spare timer with me. Turned out to be a warn out roller that we missed while looking for the spring under the car that day. It was able to make contact on 2 terminals at the same time so somehow it would fire #4 twice and skip #2. It ...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun May 19, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!

Good point, owner did tighten things up in the coil box before the trip and could have caused a problem that showed up down the road today. I think it is old wood.
by Bob McDaniel
Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 11 Torpedo Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: 11 Torpedo Restoration

Nice to see someone save another real nice T and do such a good job on it. Glad you saved it so many years ago and had the time to restore it right.
by Bob McDaniel
Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 980

27 Model T fires 1-4-4-3 instead of 1-2-4-3 HELP!

Before we try to guess how this is possible I thought the experts here might give me some idea how it is even possible to drive a 1927 T 35 miles and then suddenly it wont run well enough to climb a hill. When I checked to see if the coils were firing I noticed #2 was dead but when I would crank it ...
by Bob McDaniel
Sat May 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26 Tudor
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: 26 Tudor

Hated to see the day but this car is sold.
by Bob McDaniel
Sun May 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 26 Tudor
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: 26 Tudor

One more time. I am thinking of putting this one in the back of the barn for later since my other cars are open tourings and a closed car has roll up windows for when we get stuck in the cold rain. I just don't need another car to restore and if I keep it I know someday it will get restored. Any int...
by Bob McDaniel
Wed May 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Ford NH the same as Holly NH?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Is the Ford NH the same as Holly NH?

I like to run Kingston's on my T's as a tribute to my Dad who worked at the Kingston plant in Kokomo for 26 years but today I pulled the leaking carb off the 09 and it said Ford NH on the tag. Turns out the drain was open a little and the carb looked like new and it runs good so I put it back on. I ...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue May 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 8097

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

Not my T anymore because we sold it a year or so ago but I helped the owner install a new top on the 27 Touring that was my wifes car before she opened her mouth and said she was going to sell it whenever we get her 26 done. The 26 is still not any farther along but that 27 is looking good. :lol: SA...
by Bob McDaniel
Tue May 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

Hank,

You are a baaaaad boy! Now I will see that image in my mind every time I see a rattle can. :shock:
by Bob McDaniel
Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Painting Options
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Painting Options

$3500 sounds low for the amount of work and cost of paint. Have you seen the work done on other cars by these guys? Maybe you could take it apart and remove the old paint before letting them do the body work and paint then put it back together at home. Might save some money and get a better job that...
by Bob McDaniel
Sun May 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video

Does it even get cold down in Florida? Around here a day with a high of 35 in the winter is a warm day. :)
by Bob McDaniel
Thu May 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?

The reed is the right direction but I think it needs the long brass tube around it. My 13 has the reed at the bulb like that but it may be different on a 15.
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by Bob McDaniel
Thu May 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video

Great shots. Wish I had roads like that to run on. Cold starts are hard on the back but jacking up a rear wheel makes them a little easier. I will confess that the right rear was up about an inch to help save what is left of my back. Also helps it stay running at low RPM till it warms up. I killed ...