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by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

I don't know offhand which months and years used which of all the variations of early pans and hogsheads. I do know that there were a bunch of variations, and that at some point around 1910 both the pan and the hogshead got a wee bit wider (the difference is about a half inch or less). The flywheel ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a TT windshield?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Is this a TT windshield?

The tinted visor is an after-market accessory. I doubt that either of them were ever on a TT. But that doesn't mean they couldn't be made to work and look good?. TT windshields were almost all flat across the bottom, not curved to follow a stylish cowl. A flat bottomed windshield should be easy to g...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

It probably was about five years ago, quite a few people on this and other forums shared a lot of information about that trip! Edsel and a few of his wealthy friends in two other cars made the trip together. One of the other two cars was a Stutz (I believe a Bulldog Touring?), the other marque escap...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Engine number question

My first reaction was the same As Kerry's. Possibly a non-Ford replacement. Ford at that time was beginning to have problems with after-market suppliers offering cheap and poor quality replacement parts. That is why the "Ford" script began being put on MOST T parts from the authorized manufacturers ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

I certainly would NOT try a flywheel with a starter ring gear in the earlier narrow pan (too close for comfort, and asking for a disastrous grinding sound if something got tweaked just a bit!). I don't have any personal real experience with this one, although I did do some measuring for someone else...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Massacre (photo)
Replies: 34
Views: 1230

Re: Massacre (photo)

Picture was taken somewhat later than the "Great War". The coupe smack middle of the pile in this view is a '24/'25 model T. Just above it and to our left of it is a model T two door sedan (not offered until '23). Most of the cars appear to be newer than 1920, and near '24 or '25. I'll bet several o...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1716
Views: 103476

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I may never again eat lemon meringue.
Yes I will. I still eat sugar frosted flakes.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

It could also be fabric covered. Airplanes used fabric over wood because it was extremely light weight before super light weight metals were readily available. Weymann built a considerable number of very high end custom bodies for both American and European built chassis during the classic era. They...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring

Larry S, I had the same thought when I first looked at the picture yesterday!
Wonderful picture in spite of the limited detail. I tried looking at the running board to see if I could tell if it was '09 or '10, but couldn't. I still like looking at it again. And again.

Thank you Darel L and all!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pitchmen and Old Cars
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Pitchmen and Old Cars

I have one of those "trombone" kazoos!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

We had a bit of a scare at our house this past week. Linda (my wife) got real sick, fast. For three days, she was sick as the proverbial dog. And she was scared. She nearly died a year ago from the flu which turned into pneumonia, and has several other underlying health issues. Along about Thursday,...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1716
Views: 103476

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

You should be more careful about such mentions, Herb, David Dewey could be on his way over as we speak! Wouldn't want him in trouble with the viral lock-down police now would we.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23355

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Still no hood former? I thought you got one a few months ago?
I do have one I am not currently using, but may need later. And believe me, you don't really want to fix it up. Most of the metal is there (but not all!), and it is twisted more than a bit!
But if push comes to shove?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

I would like to hear from a couple of our BEST electrical engineers on this. I know a lot on the subject, but i also am well aware of what I do not know. Personally, I would think several times, and hesitate at the idea of using a battery charger for this. My reason? I tried something similar a few ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

Love the Schacht! Perry K's three. Edsel Ford's customized '15 touring on his Chicago to San Francisco trip! A 1912 open roadster. Notice the curved rear fenders. These are the ones that predated the 1915's "first" curved rear fenders! An early '17 runabout. While many of the details, wheels, oil si...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this car
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Identify this car

I don't think it is a Ford. Not a proper one certainly. The seat isn't right, the rear deck isn't like any NRS model. I can't tell with any certainty whether it is a chain drive or torque tube? It could be a one cylinder Cadillac? They made so many variations! The hubs are too shadowed to be sure ei...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Your special T....

Hey there David D! You were at the '74 Queen Mary meet!? One of my longtime best friends had a model A ('29 Murray town sedan) and wanted someone to ride with him down and back. A few other close friends also wanted to go, but couldn't take that much time off work, so they flew down for a couple day...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My whatamacallet project for the shop
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: My whatamacallet project for the shop

Looks great! Can I borrow it? Just kidding. You are too far away to be practical. Actually, I have a good portable lamp my grandfather built (probably before I was born!) using one of those wonderful old flying saucers and a 300W bulb. I don't use it very often, but when I do, it does a fine job! An...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

And the "Olds Motor Works" was only four dollars seventy-five cents! I would suspect that may not have been the company officially building the Oldsmobile automobiles. Been awhile since I read their early history, but the Olds Motor Works was as I recall Ransom E Olds' Father's company (gives new me...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

When I first met Phil Lawrence, I was working part time and going to college part time, and working on my first speedster as much as either work or school. And speaking of school, Phil was still in high school! As for being a model T person? He took his driver's license test driving HIS 1914 model T...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ebay and Corona Virus
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Ebay and Corona Virus

We have used informed delivery for a couple years now. It is handy, especially with incoming packages to be left in the package lockers a quarter mile from our house! In our area, there is a lot of trouble with mail delivery. The "post office" doesn't do a lot of the delivery, local contractors do. ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

As the plot thickens! An interesting turn of events I had not read before. I always enjoy reading the results of your research. However, this has a bit of intrigue attached to it.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: two questions.

Hello there Andre! Do I recall reading that you bought this car after the accident? If so,how much do you know of the car from before the damage? I zoomed in on the pictures. There are a lot of incorrect parts, wrong years mixed and matched together. That makes everything suspect. And did you use AN...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3413

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

First. I think I need to stop reading the adventures of KD before going on to the rest of OT. It takes a few minutes to get my brain back into our universe? My wife wanted to bake some cookies the other day, she does that occasionally. But we were low on flour and Crisco. I had to go to the store fo...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1716
Views: 103476

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It is a well known fact that it is quite difficult to exercise ghosts as they really do not like to be muscle bound!
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Adrian, I don't know just where NZ stands on the "asbestos issue", but I know Australia is off the wall nuts about it. As a "used to be" contractor, I have been through numerous asbestos workshops and seminars. Frankly, I think most of what we hear today is pure political maneuvering. Yes, it can be...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Prest-O Lite tank explosion??

Do you plan to refill it and actually use it? Personally, I wouldn't use a POL tank that was rough enough to require sand blasting. If the surface of the thing is that rough, or damaged in any significant way, I wouldn't want it to tempt anyone to fill it in the future. Acetylene pressures are fairl...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Radiator Caps

Hey there Tim W! I always love to hear from you and read your posts. Computer technologies and I have a difficult relationship. I liked my old flip phone. It did everything a phone should do and more. But, then the companies that ran the systems decided to "expand" into "new" territories, and in the...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1716
Views: 103476

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Congratulations on breaking through the 100,000 views ceiling!
A round of Happy Sally for all! I will have have a root beer myself.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How about Half a T?
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: How about Half a T?

Hey there Dane H! Neat car! A half a mind, a hacksaw, equals half a model T ! Wonderful tale, and neat little car. I hope you can find out more about it.
Thank you for sharing the pictures!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Funny the things people won't fix. Many years ago, my dad bought for a hundred bucks a nice older half-ton pickup truck. It had been through three people's hands before he got it, everyone said the rod knock was so bad the engine had to have been ruined. We towed it home, and he and I started to wor...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1716
Views: 103476

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Thank GOODNESS that Chevrolet has the faux landau irons on the right way! I get so disgusted seeing the cars with the landau bars on the wrong side or upside down, or both.

I think I have been couped up too long!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Thank you David D !
I needed a good laugh.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

Hey there David D ! I love lemon meringue pie! Big problem for me though,is that when I get around truckloads of model T parts? I go NUTS for the parts I need! By the time I can tear myself away from the T stuff,the pie is all gone! One fun thing about the current situation? One can go off on an unr...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 79
Views: 3836

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Starting to look really good!
Thanks for the update.
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

John T, Nice! Thank you for sharing such nice pictures of those coils and box! Are the points on those coils basically the same size, fit, and dimensions as the common later points? I can see that they are very early versions of the points. But I have heard (not sure about it though) that some earli...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1791

Re: Radiator Caps

Thank you Rich B for the photos! I wish I could figure out a good way to get pictures from my camera onto the computer. Once on the computer, I have no trouble posting them. But ever since my old (2005?) digital camera died about three or four years ago, both our new cameras have the most idioticall...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?

Interesting photo! Thank you Tim R for posting so many wonderful photos. I do wish the detail was more clear, but sometimes that is all we can get. I can't tell if the T is a touring car or runabout, but the windshield says it isn't an enclosed body. It is also quite beat up, looks like a lot of har...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Scott C is probably right on the money! Those nuts are an old used-to-be standard, that hasn't been used significantly in several decades. For that reason, nuts are made in small runs by specialty manufacturing companies, and if their quality control is a bit lacking? Poor fit is a likely result. Th...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 headlight issue
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: 1916 headlight issue

I suspect that the bulbs you have gotten are still not the right ones. The proper magneto bulbs for for the model T MUST have two pin contacts! And neither contact can have continuity to the base. They should NOT have two filaments, but that is possible (depending on how the bulb is wired internally...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23355

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Colin M et al, Louvered hoods were sold as after-market items soon after the '09s hit the streets. In Australia, hoods were stamped with louvers when new and sold that way on new cars. Nobody I think knows for certain the reason why. However, speculation has been that with such a large portion of th...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Leo v S, Corruption, and dishonesty, have been with us since before the first pre-human began to walk upright. Yet, I firmly believe that it has never been as bad as it has gotten in the past 40 years.
Yeah. That is just my opinion.
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1716
Views: 103476

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Ah, the hollyhocks! I just love Hollyhocks. My great-aunt Halloween (Her real name!!!!!) living in Nevada a half century ago, always kept dozens of Hollyhock flowers. When I was little, they stood taller than I was. I liked the flowers, their donut shaped seed pods, and faint yet pleasant aroma. She...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas life span
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: Gas life span

Hey Hal, Gotta love this Califunny gas. I have had it go bad in a few months. On the other hand? I want to tell you about my broken (Ford) Eggs-pedition. The thing quit running almost a year and a half ago. Naturally, just after putting in a half a tankful of gasoline. Too expensive to pay someone t...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Sadly my Netherlands friend, I don't think we have had an honest election in this country in thirty years!
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another ‘What Is It’
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Another ‘What Is It’

That whole end is strange. Could have been for some special purpose, maybe a trailer anchor to lock the wheels straight? Or a steerable trailer tongue? (I have one of those rigged up for emergency towing of a model T.) It also could have been something simply available to repair a broken end on the ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Said it many times.

"I can make almost anything but money or music, and I can fix almost anything but a horse race or an election."
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diagrams of early to late frames
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Diagrams of early to late frames

It was Mark Herdman of Australia that provided a few excellent threads about the changes in the model T frames from the beginning into the '20s. Try this one for some of the earliest frames http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/356544.html?1366444998 There were a couple other threads, but goog...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23355

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

The side windows was one of the several things REALLY messed up on my car when I got it. I did say it was a bad '50s restoration. All the side windows had been replaced with clear plastic sheeting! Cut to fit-NOT. The curves on the top were off by half an inch. Edges were rough. Common '50s car wind...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 381
Views: 23355

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

That picture of a center-door sedan is one of at least two prototypes built by Ford to explore the idea of offering enclosed body cars as a regular production item. I believe that one of the body manufacturing companies offered a couple of their standard body offerings used by several other automobi...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2309

Re: Speedster build.

Oh ouch! I am glad it wasn't worse, but still? I guess now you have to recheck the magnet/plates heights? And that shin will throb for a week!
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2309

Re: Speedster build.

Always be very careful with lifting! I have never had any real back problems, and often lifted things one shouldn't. However, I have known many people with serious back issues, including my wife, my father, and two of my longtime best friends (one missed my wedding 43 years ago because he was in tra...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

Interesting. The car appears to be a mid-year '12, and the horn's flexible tubing is definitely anchored near the bottom-back of the "door". The flexible tubing on the other cars are routed a bit differently. They mostly appear shorter, and pulled tighter to above the bottom of the "door". Although ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: COVID 19 and the Model T Hobby- A letter to my fellow hobbyist.

I agree with you 99 percent! (Hey, no two people should ever agree 100 percent, that ain't natural!) I think I have enough engineering, math and science, history and philosophy background to have a pretty good handle on most things going on in our world. I do not really fear this virus. While it tru...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2309

Re: Speedster build.

The brass screws should extend about 1/16 inch or only slightly more beyond the surface of the gear. A simple light hit or two with a medium ball peen hammer should be sufficient to keep the screws from backing out. Ford factory used a "waffle" punch, which gives a better spread. A center punch coul...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT'S STILL ON - Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.
Replies: 20
Views: 1530

Re: IT'S STILL ON - Golden Gate Tour "2.0", June 1-6, 2020 - Come join us.

Hopefully, things will be returning to normal by then! Wish I could go, but not this year it seems.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1153

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

The dynamics of air resistance are fascinating. It is an exponential progression. Up to about 30 mph, the air resistance is negligible, and actual wind direction has as much or more effect that the actual road speed does. At 40 mph, road speed begins to have a much more significant effect. Even a ta...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Bakersfield appears to be Cancelled

HCCA has been confusing with cancellation notices being crossed out that way?
However, they also posted this on their website yesterday

https://www.hcca.org/NationalNews.php?99.pdf

Sounds cancelled to me.
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

Leo, Thank you for these and so many early racing links you have shared on our forums! One of the things I found quite interesting about this one was all the driver's names. Just a simple thing. I am more used to studying American racing history, and recognize a lot of driver's names. While I recogn...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2278

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Jim in Peach Tree City, I have read of your issues before, and do not mind however often you repeat it. That is a tough path you take, I am pleased that you continue and thankful that you have a supportive spouse. Keep restoring (I know of no better therapy than recreating something from chaos), and...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 25
Views: 1735

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

"Sanity check"? I think you're crazy! But in a good way.

Aren't we all?
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster for only $39,500!
Replies: 17
Views: 1153

Re: Speedster for only $39,500!

Some cross-flow B series (like the BB) can be made to do a hundred. I know of a couple that could do it for sure, and one that has been clocked at 95 (NOT a guess!) a few times! But this is a C series (I don't know which one?) I won't say it COULDN'T be done? But I would have doubts that any likely ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Year Identification Help
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: TT Year Identification Help

Dallas Landers is probably drooling at those rear fenders you posted pictures of! His beautiful Martin-Parry restoration is missing them! Awhile back he said the last thing he has to finish on his TT is to replicate a pair of rear fenders for it. I tell you this so that although not particularly val...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life
Replies: 25
Views: 2833

Re: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life

A bunch of interesting stuff! Thank you for finding and posting these things. A pointless side note. I keep seeing the town name Elmira (New York). For so many years, I usually connected to that town from the Jimmy Stewart movie "It's a Wonderful Life"! The Bank examiner says it a couple times to Ge...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 69
Views: 6019

Re: Race Car Project

Twelve fifty for THOSE!? Sounds like a bargain.
Glad the damage wasn't severe.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

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

I have used snug fitting nails for a long time. I did have a few about thirty years ago that the nails were too hard, and fractured. No problems since.
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old car photos from Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Old car photos from Toronto

Great stuff! Thanks John G !
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

I did see it! I do NOT want to say much about it. But believe me, it NEEDED to be deleted. Unfortunately, it involved two people, both occasional posters here, names known by many, with a serious dispute. Sadly, SOME details of the dispute MAY be pertinent to many regulars here. However, the forum i...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1456

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

Thank you Scott C!
Dick F, Excellent point! Likely that both the hammer and shovel may have been used that way.

Wonderful photos! Thank you all.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1456

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

Silly me, I decided to figure which of the two pictures was taken first or second, and about how far apart. The sledge hammer standing almost identical, along with the shovel handle sticking up from the dug trench almost exactly the same, led me astray to thinking the two spots were right together. ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

R V beat me to the post (I type slow and got interrupted again). He should know.
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

I have read (and believe to be true considering the sources) that originally, they were flat black, some sort of metal coating like gun-metal bluing. Whatever it was, it didn't stick very long and only ones never exposed to the "elements" show any signs of the coating (although I have seen a couple ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 New York City movie
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: 1911 New York City movie

Neat movie! I have seen it before in its original format. It is much nicer to see "upgraded" this way, and looks a bit more natural. The delivery truck is quite interesting. I suspect that it is a motorized drive wheel setup that was marketed around that time to convert horse-drawn wagons to motor w...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good news for Russ Potter
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Good news for Russ Potter

Wonderful to hear this!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winding motors by hand
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Winding motors by hand

And I KNOW it usually gets a laugh because I am still Chuckling!
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!

Well, that is ONE way to get a good look at the upholstery? Dodge is a possibility I think? But I was thinking General Motors. Most GM cars for a few years late '20s to maybe '32 had that ugly panel at the bottom of the radiator shell. I never could figure out the reason for it. If the radiator does...
by wayne sheldon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

Susanne, When did you get the rims for your '20 done? About thirty years ago, at work, we had to custom-build special antenna mounts for an office building. The contract required hot-dip galvanize on them. So the price to do it was factored into the contract. However, the hot galvanize place did the...
by wayne sheldon
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Considering that Glen has been the one driving force behind manufacturing a considerable percentage of the new replacement parts available, regardless of where they are purchased? Keeping the business going is a big deal for ALL of us wanting to keep our model Ts on the road. Yes there are a lot of ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life
Replies: 25
Views: 2833

Re: FJ - This 1904 Ford Model B Is Coming Back To Life

Wonderful! Facebook is a good place to showcase much of this for the masses. I personally do not like Facebook, and cannot easily see it. But I have followed the story enough myself that I really do not need to see all that is there. This car is a very important piece of automotive history! My thank...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Early Photoshop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Period Picture- Early Photoshop?

The link posted by Rich E even has a "short" comment by me! I like that picture, have seen it at least a dozen times. (Read my comments near the bottom of that link!) I still read "theoldmotor" nearly every day, and sometimes comment there. Much of what they do there is newer than my interests, but ...
by wayne sheldon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Freighter Jim said "Mark, Probably not what you wanted to do but You are a Good Son ... 👍" Very true. But I would like to go a bit further. You are also a great person and a great hobbyist for all the model T and antique automobile hobby! I do hope you want to do this, and never regret it. I have ne...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANOTHER WHAT IS IT?
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: ANOTHER WHAT IS IT?

There is a missing idler gear. It probably had a larger helical cut gear to engage the generator gear, and an undersized straight cut gear for whatever it is that it drove. Notice that the straight gear inside is only about a half inch wide. To eliminate the magneto drive idea, check inside that inn...
by wayne sheldon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LETS TALK REAR ENDS
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: LETS TALK REAR ENDS

Hey there Donnie B! I have had the same experience. Most of the best internal parts I have ever had came from the worst looking rear ends. A few nice looking rear ends, even being driven in then recent years? Had nothing of value inside. I still have a couple ugly looking units sitting and waiting. ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LETS TALK REAR ENDS
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: LETS TALK REAR ENDS

A quick off the top of my head. 1915 has smooth backing plates, no reinforcement ribs can be seen on the visible when assembled center side of the backing plate. '16 to about '18 USA have the ribs (Canadian still do not), but still have the oil plug/embossment in line with one of the pumpkin bolts. ...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- KABOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Period Picture- KABOOM!

Okay, I got to wondering, had to google it, and this time google actually did help. The Wall Street bombing was a terrorist attack that took place on September 16 1920 just after noon. According to Wikipedia, 30 people were killed by the blast, and another 8 died later of injuries. 143 survived seri...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- KABOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Period Picture- KABOOM!

With all the police and etc standing around, I wonder. There was a famous (Wall street I think?) explosion around that time. I have seen numerous photos taken that day, most showing much wider views, some with several destroyed automobiles. I wonder if this could be one either of just one car, or pe...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Signs of Spring

Here, last night, we smelled the first skunk of their amore season! Can't say it is my favorite early sign of spring.
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7046

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Looking GOOD!
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- KABOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Period Picture- KABOOM!

I do not know what it was? But now it isn't.
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: 1937 Horch

Thanks for the linguistics lesson! I love linguistics. I should have taken Latin many years ago, but in the infinitely dismal wisdom of Califunny education, they quit offering it in schools just before I entered high school. I never sought much "formal" education after that, preferring to self teach...
by wayne sheldon
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"
Replies: 20
Views: 1647

Re: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"

I have never flown myself. Would like to, but couldn't afford it and had higher priorities for my limited time and money. One of my cousins, who is also a close friend as well, flew quite a lot and had his own plane most of his adult life. An interesting thing is, he is the cousin I sometimes mentio...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!

Curses! If the packaging was seriously damaged by F-E ? I do hope they will at least compensate you for purchase price or some token amount if they were free? I have had some remarkable success with electrolysis de-rusting. I have also had many dismal failures. Apparently, when the chemical is fresh...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2865

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

At this point, one of the very next things I would do is loosen the spring perch nuts, loosen the spring mounting U-joint bolts, maybe even loosen the shackle nuts (less necessary however still a good idea). With weight on the axle, and using a known straight pan mounted with the nose sitting above ...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Six loses to a Thomas Flyer, 1907
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Ford Six loses to a Thomas Flyer, 1907

Hey there Perry S, Back in those days, Christmas light strings could be bought that were battery powered. (I don't think I have ever seen a surviving set, but I have seen ads for them.) Many homes were in areas that did not yet have electricity used part-time battery and/or generator power systems i...
by wayne sheldon
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Spark plug thread

Well, I do hope someone more familiar with this particular subsection of model T history can/will chime in here. If I recall correctly, the 18mm spark plug thread was unique to either English or European model Ts. Hence in Netherlands.I do not recall for how many years. Looks like a fantastic engine...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

I still sometimes try to order banned in Califunny products. Often I have no way of knowing something is banned until I try to order something. Up until about a year ago, I often got away with it. However, in the past year or so, Califunny has cracked down on such things. Items that Amazon used to s...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"
Replies: 20
Views: 1647

Re: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"

Certainly an interesting car. Agree, '14 rear folding windshield and dogleg supports. Can't be sure about the rear fenders being crowned or not. Another possible option is that 1915 was NOT the first year for curved rear fenders (and I am not referring to the 1911 roadsters!). The 1912 open and torp...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's Spring in Wine Country
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: It's Spring in Wine Country

You are a smart man my friend! I would have done so already, but unfortunately-------. Well It is a long story full of details certain people do not want discussed. Maybe if I see you at the Auburn swap meet in a few months I can tell you about it. I was born in Nevada, and have wanted to spend the ...
by wayne sheldon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hayes wheels - what would you do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: Hayes wheels - what would you do?

Hey there Dennis! I would like to consider doing that. However, there are certain realities of today's world. One is that mailing an aerosol can or any sort of flammable paint could be a serious criminal offense for the one mailing/shipping it. Aerosol cans can under certain conditions explode if sh...