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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

Jerry, the photo is Sterling Hayden in the Nick Ray film Johnny Guitar.
by John E. Guitar
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

Gene, I think it's a Stoddard & Dayton.
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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine Marine Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1386

Re: Model T engine Marine Conversion

Previous thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1508519203

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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: What is this?

Here are some fitted to the front axle out of a Cole 8-50.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Rootlieb

Tom, I've got a set of Regal Underslung fenders you made a few years back. They're really great, thanks for that.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 58
Views: 6441

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

I took my 26 down to Luna Park yesterday.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe

László Szilágyi may be a guy to contact (ph: +36 30 572-8877).
by John E. Guitar
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Re: Language Packs installed

Is there a Bogan language pack available?
by John E. Guitar
Tue May 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Soybean Car
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Ford Soybean Car

Mike, thanks for the additional information. I guess this was similar to the Duramold process used in aviation at the time.
by John E. Guitar
Mon May 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Soybean Car
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Ford Soybean Car

Interesting story, probably should be in Off Topic but almost no-one ever goes there.

https://www.thehenryford.org/collection ... -bean-car/
by John E. Guitar
Sat May 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

Are those homemade aluminium/steel shims in the first photo?
by John E. Guitar
Sun May 17, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T’s in the movies.
Replies: 20
Views: 918

Re: Model T’s in the movies.

How about The Night of the Hunter? That has a few Model Ts.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri May 15, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 9280

Re: The frustration of incompetence

A friendly and helpful German farmer near Waukesha Wisconsin allowed his farm to become the test facility.
by John E. Guitar
Wed May 13, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry's Chariot
Replies: 33
Views: 1918

Re: Henry's Chariot

That’s very cool. It reminds me of this:

https://youtu.be/ddQVuhd7xLI
by John E. Guitar
Tue May 05, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Took out the 1964 Imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Took out the 1964 Imperial

Nice car!

Here’s my Imperial. It’s a Model 34.


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by John E. Guitar
Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Re: Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri May 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.
Replies: 16
Views: 1357

Ford Model K - Christian F. Weeber, Jr.

I was reading an article on the Weebermobile and came across this photo of a Ford Model K.

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The article is worth a read:

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/common/nysm/f ... bile_0.pdf
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internet Archive. vintage catalogs
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Internet Archive. vintage catalogs

There are also a lot of interesting films there.

Here is an one from 1953 covering the story of Ford:

https://archive.org/details/72712TheAmericanRoad
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: current crisis
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: current crisis

I’m not sure about South Australia but it’s definitely autumn here in New South Wales.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 'Oliver Sudden'
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: 'Oliver Sudden'

Great song!
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You could kill some time with this
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: You could kill some time with this

Steve, it looks like you've made a mistake in the fourth sentence, "twice ac fast" should be "twice as fast".

Code broken BTW.
by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: N.Z. Model T

Two more photos.

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Model T Ford motor car, with unidentified driver, outside the business premises of Henry J Ranger, agent for Ford

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Row of men with motorcycles outside Henry J Ranger's Christchurch Garage, photographed 1908 by Steffano Webb.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 3999

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Sounds good to me!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown starter
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Unknown starter

Figures 488 & 489 below show some information on the Westinghouse system, from Automotive Electricity 1925.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front spring perches
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: Front spring perches

My 24 Tudor had two left perches on it when I got it. I drove it for a year or two before someone noticed the problem and pointed it out to me. With the two left perches it had a noticable shimmy after going over speed humps. If you get a new perch it is a good idea to check it as some of the new on...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paynesville and New London to New Brighton tours 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Paynesville and New London to New Brighton tours 2018

Thanks Rob, nice to see a Le Zèbre out and about!
by John E. Guitar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

Thanks Peter, that's a clearer picture with a better description. It looks like the photo was taken by a German press/travel photographer named Walter Gircke. https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/alaska-motor-sleigh-in-alaska-vehicular-with-occupants-ca-news-photo/543909715 There are a l...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Motor sled in Alaska - circa 1921

I came across this interesting photo in The Oriental Motor magazine.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2593

Re: Camping with a T

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Wing Tip Service
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Period Picture- Wing Tip Service

Transferring mail bags in Philadelphia, PA, to an airplane bound for New York, May 1918.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight ... f-airmail/
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Algeria Hacker
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Algeria Hacker

I reported his posts using the exclamation button.

There are some suspicious links at the bottom of his posts too. Don’t click on those!
by John E. Guitar
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1490

Re: Period Picture- Abandoned Or Hit?

Ben Shahn was part of the photographic unit of the FSA along with Dorothea Lang and Walker Evans. He used a Leica with a waist level viewfinder. Here is the photo on the Library of Congress website. https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsa/8a16000/8a16200/8a16233v.jpg You can download a large version of ...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McIntosh Laboratories
Replies: 0
Views: 679

McIntosh Laboratories

Here’s an interesting article on McIntosh Labs in New York. It’s not really T-related but they do still pot their transformers in tar like the Model T coils.

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology ... ory-photos
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 2378

Re: Coil capacitors

Duey C, this thread from 2011 has a lot of useful information about coil capacitors: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/249885.html?1322781074 I had the Bosch ZE1 in my Le Zebre rebuilt a year or so back by the local magneto guru. The capacitor in that was a lot smaller than the Model T cap...
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old car photos from Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Old car photos from Toronto

Some really interesting shots. I think the car in the last photo is a Model T.

https://torontoguardian.com/2016/02/vin ... m-toronto/
by John E. Guitar
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 2067

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Yes, a quality drill bit will be fine. I know someone here in Sydney who has had drill bits as retainer pins in his tourer for the last ten years/20,000 plus kilometers without any issues. He did this as he found the repro pins were to soft. I don't know if the current repro ones are better or the s...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New video from Robert Merz
Replies: 9
Views: 1580

Re: New video from Robert Merz

That was a nice video.

I remember the one he made about his grandfather's T-powered buzz saw. That is also worth watching if you haven't seen it.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: Things that make me less homesick

I think the Glion Museum in Osaka has a few Model Ts. http://glion-museum.com/ There is an interesting carpentry museum in Kobe that is worth checking out if you are stuck in Japan for a while. Its a 10 minute work from Shin Kobe station. A visit to there and Himeji Castle is a decent day trip from ...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods

The suppliers have two types of adjustable lifters, self-locking for 2 wrench adjustment and lifters with locknuts which require 3 wrenches for adjusting.

What are the pros and cons? Are the ones with lock nuts less prone to coming loose?
by John E. Guitar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum

That's a great museum. They used to offer Model T driving lessons.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

It looks like Hertzian fatigue/macropitting on the crownwheel.

The pinion looks like corrosion. Could it have been like that when you assembled the axle 20 years ago?

I would replace both.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 400
Views: 42800

Re: Foto of the Day

Here's a truck at the 2020 Berrima Rally.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ford fix
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: ford fix

by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Thanks for the advice guys.

I'll go with the 40T/12T combination on the Tudor and set aside the 39/13T gear set for another car.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Allan, it’s got a hopped up motor so it should be fine.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

Dan, thank you, that is a relief. I'll use these in the car.

I know Fairfield for their Torque Hubs. It's interesting that they made aftermarket Model T parts.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

I'm rebuilding the Ruckstell on my 1924 Tudor at the moment. I have a new 39T/13T crownwheel and pinion that I picked up a few years ago off a guy who was getting out of the hobby. The crownwheel has a copper colour to it. Has anyone come across this before? The item is magnetic. Both items are stam...
by John E. Guitar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on babbitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Question on babbitting

Bob, that is a great way to pour the tinning sticks!

I used to pour the babbitt onto a length of angled aluminium but I think your method is more appropriate for Model T work.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NAME THAT CAR
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: NAME THAT CAR

Here's a Covert at the Dr Carl Benz Museum in Ladenburg, Germany. The firewall and fenders are a little bit different but it looks quite similar otherwise.

http://www.automuseum-ladenburg.de/

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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona

A few “Model Ts” amongst it all.


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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early racing in France, great footage !
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Early racing in France, great footage !

That’s my kind of racing!
by John E. Guitar
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Chateau Impney hillclimb 2018 Pre War Class cars
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Chateau Impney hillclimb 2018 Pre War Class cars

So many great cars! Thanks for sharing.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Interesting racecar

Clearer version on here: http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17061coll21/id/18073 9BA30D94-E8D6-4292-9CFC-A82CCE9D8E32.jpeg Description ca. 1914. This young driver, sitting in his unnumbered race car, is believed to be Walter Grossman of Los Angeles. He and thirteen other racers h...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Martynn, The original pipe I have does have the compression bead for the muffler to locate against. The geometry of the pipe is also different to the LHD versions. I think this was to clear the pedals. Your Facebook friend with the red car at the top of the thread should be able to confirm the diffe...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Interesting racecar

Someone emailed this to me today.

Looks like a T axle in the front, not sure about the rest.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here is the RHD exhaust pipe.

The new one is available from Keith in Ballan.

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by John E. Guitar
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here are a few more photos of my 26 Tourer. I'll add some photos of the RHD exhaust pipe tomorrow,

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by John E. Guitar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here are some blurry photos of my 1924 Tudor I took a few years back. You can see the linkage Allan and Frank are talking about.

I'll try and take some better shots tomorrow.

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by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

Does anyone have experience with towing an Oldsmobile Model N? Should the engine be kept running? Any precautions to take?

This is towing around 100 metres at low speed.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: ***1926-1927 Cowl Mounted Fuel Tank for RHD Vehicles***

Here are a few photos of my 26 Tourer as found. Note the location of the outlet on the sediment bowl. I’ve since replaced it with an S.61578 tractor sediment bowl. I’ve got a fuel tank in one of my boxes of treasure. I’ll see if I can find it tomorrow and take some photos. Thanks for drawing this up...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Here's the setup to install the gear on the shaft. I use a bearing heater to heat the gear up to 115°C and a freeze spray to shrink the shaft. The photo of the frosted shaft only shows the top area being cooled. I apply the freeze spray for the full length of the gear location. DSC06952.jpg DSC06954...
by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Here's my setup to remove the half moons. You can't see the top of the shaft very clearly but it has a nut on it to protect the thread.

The highest I've had to go is around 15 tonnes.



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by John E. Guitar
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Removing and replacing rear axle gears.

Are you asking how to move the gear down the shaft to remove the two half moon retainers? I drop the bed of the press right down and have the gear sitting on a cupped tool that supports the gear in the area between the teeth and the axle shaft and press down on the threaded end of the axle shaft (wi...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a wide-track rear axle
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Making a wide-track rear axle

Looks good!

Is this going into a speedster?
by John E. Guitar
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: International Auto Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: International Auto Shipping

I agree with all the advice above.

One other suggestion is to make sure you put "EXW" next to the price on the invoice. This makes it clear that you are supplying the goods only, and on an Ex Works basis. This may be usefull if things go sour with the shipping.
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: there all gone
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: there all gone

The earliest mention of Leapin Lena I could find was in the Harold Teen comic (published 1919-1959). I wonder if that is where the name originates? harold-teen-1928-arthur-lake-mary_.jpg There's a nice video of a Leapin Lena here. I think I got whiplash just watching it. https://youtu.be/vG4yPl5qVT0
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 1727

Re: Where to start?

I would choose the Touring over the Depot Hack. I did notice the Touring has a water pump, so you may need to replace the radiator (around $900 from Bergs). The paint looks in pretty good shape to me. I would probably leave it like that. Here is my 26 that I drive quite regularly in and around Sydne...
by John E. Guitar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: there all gone
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: there all gone

Thanks Richard, that’s an interesting setup. I’ll take a closer look under the bonnet of Leapin Lena next time I’m in Temora.

Here is the original thread with pictures:

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... enA#p51981
by John E. Guitar
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Have you tried contacting Crucea Rosie? It looks like these were kept in service after WW1. Perhaps they have more photos and information in their archive. 63BA86BC-8057-4C70-AB47-C269C9B37B41.jpeg https://crucearosie.ro/cine-suntem/istoria-crucii-rosii-romane/istoria-crucii-rosii-romane-1919-1938/ ...
by John E. Guitar
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 2083

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

Interesting engine.

I wonder if the conrods are off a Smith Motor Compressor?
by John E. Guitar
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 3953

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Shanghai.

Here is a Model T in the Shanghai Auto Museum.

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by John E. Guitar
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Model T Identification

It looks like a fun car.

That's a Waukesha Ricardo head by the way.
by John E. Guitar
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information on Wichita KS model T
Replies: 45
Views: 2944

Re: Information on Wichita KS model T

Looks great!

What is the machine in the background of the 2nd and 3rd photo?
by John E. Guitar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 1690

Re: Talk about speedsters please

I saw one of those Bugatti replicas outside a junk shop in South East Kansas a year or so back. It's probably still there. The wheels look vaguely familiar... Bugatti-South-East-Kansas-00000001.JPG Bugatti-South-East-Kansas-00000002.JPG Bugatti-South-East-Kansas-00000003.JPG Bugatti-South-East-Kansa...
by John E. Guitar
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Phil Mino's website

You can see some of the photos from that site on the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20190312214930/http://www.fordfarm.net/ If you paste https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.fordfarm.net/* (with the asterisk) into your web browser it lists all the photos that have been archived. 11...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws

That was a great video except for the bow tie.

My 1924 Tudor has Robertson screws. They are much easier to use than just about anything else.
by John E. Guitar
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T cutaway image source?
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Model T cutaway image source?

I don't know if this was the first appearance of this cutaway but it appeared in Volume 6 Issue 67 of a UK magazine called "The Car" in the eighties. The deal was that you bought an issue each week and ended up with a complete set of books. I think the publisher would buy the rights to an existing b...
by John E. Guitar
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone knows the Moxon Tractor ?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Anyone knows the Moxon Tractor ?

Moxons Motor Engineers were in High Road, Whetstone, London.

H. Pattison & Co built similar Model T & Model A based tractors. You can find a few photos of their tractors on the internet if you search for Pattison Beta and Pattison Super Beta.

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by John E. Guitar
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pig N Ford race
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Pig N Ford race

I was having a look on the Shanghai Auto Museum website on WeChat and noticed a few Model T photos. The webpage is advertising a class held in the museum covering the variety of car races around the world. The class is targeted at 6-12 year olds. F8C2E93F-5A09-4321-AD3A-AABA16D16A75.png http://www.s...
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Question, what are these Stevens tools ???

The first one looks like a bicycle spoke wrench.
by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Here is the ad from the link I posted above. The Beverly Times - Friday 8th October 1926.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: 26-27 Canadian Accessory Ford Stop/Tail Light

Here you go.

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Ad from The Beverly Times (West Australian newspaper) - Friday 8th October 1926.

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by John E. Guitar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: 26-27 Canadian and Ausie Bumpers

Here is my 1926 De-luxe Ford Touring Car. It doesn’t have the medallion.

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Here is a newspaper ad from 8th October 1926 for the De-luxe Ford Touring Car.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/22537196#