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by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This Was Then: Some assembly required
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: This Was Then: Some assembly required

I don't think I would want to find a still boxed brand new model T and be able to get it for myself. I would be so conflicted by it. Oh I would so much want to put it together and have a brand new zero miles model T!!!!!!! However, I would so much want to keep it as the historic treasure it truly is...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: High Wheeler

I thought so. Thank you Mark G!
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by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: High Wheeler

I was wondering if that was Becker's Holsman?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henrietta's history.
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Henrietta's history.

Thank you Allan B for sharing this with us here! That is such a fantastic piece of history, and the way you have preserved it to be used as well as representative of its place in history is wonderful.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Model T Story
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Interesting Model T Story

Interesting. Where I live, is historic gold mining country. When we moved here, one of the 'disclosures' we were given was that the entire area has mine shafts around, and that many of them are not mapped, and unknown! Just before we bought and moved here, a man was killed while sitting in his kitch...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: NOS???

"NOS" used to and still should mean new old stock from back in the eras when the cars were being built and/or used as regular transportation. Or shortly thereafter. Like too much language these days, the lines on it have blurred a bit much. I often see "NOS" used in online advertisements to list wha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: High Wheeler

Looks like Erik Johnson nailed it!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Hydraulic Brakes - Information Requested

With simple alterations, you should be able to fit your drums to proper wood wheel hubs. Ford's wood wheel hubs changed very little from 1912 through 1927, and the wire wheel hubs for 1926/'27 are very similar except for five bolts instead of six. So provided the wire wheels you have are Ford wire w...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Speedster project, another problem, update

I have read of a rear cam bearing that was a bit too tight. It seized onto the camshaft and spun in the block. Repairing the blocck after it was discovered was quite difficult because the wear in the block was not even or centered.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA

Hey there David D! Well, you know how I feel about this stuff. How our model T friends are doing does not belong in OT.
Tell him "Hi!" from me.

To help keep this model T related, is he getting that runabout fixed up yet?
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: Mercury drop axle

Looks about the bottom of the axle to the bottom of the spring perch bushing.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Dan McE, He said that the bushings were used, and a bit but not terribly loose. Even so, you are right that the gears and/or bushings could be seizing. Thanks for the additional support for testing that way.

By the way. What are you doing wasting time at this hour?
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project, another problem, update
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Speedster project, another problem

Les S's suggestion should be the first test! If it is the transmission, and the bands are not dragging severely, it should run okay with the rear wheels safely off the ground. If it labors and stalls with the wheels off the ground, and the bands are not dragging? That eliminates almost everything el...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

"Calm down, they make good stuff, in fact nearly everything is made there." Certainly true. Of course, that is why half the middle class in this country cannot get a decent paying job these days. After thirty years in high tech contracting, I was earning $25 per hour. Family and health issues made m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: High Wheeler

The Ackerman Principle goes way back to the early 1800s. I have sometimes wondered what sort of vehicles it was originally developed for. I do know it has been used on horse drawn wagons with complicated steering tongues. But I don't think it was ever very common that way. The "Horseless Age" magazi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: High Wheeler

I suspect Erik J is correct. There were a lot of companies that manufactured and sold high wheel type automobiles, and a few actually looked very similar to that one. However, it didn't take very long for the early experimenters to discover that a full swinging front axle didn't work very well witho...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Void Filling?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Wood Spoke Void Filling?

I don't know about that "High Bond" stuff, never seen it before around here. Regular Bondo should never be used on wood. I made that mistake many years ago and spent years occasionally replacing areas that flaked off. And I did some good preparation, clean and primed etc. I have used J B Weld to fil...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hub caps

Allan, I have heard of aluminum hubcaps from a couple other sources. I just have never heard or read anything yet that I consider to be definitive. I look forward to reading what you find about yours. I know the zinc one I have is extremely lightweight. Written records and photographic records I fin...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Like Steve J says, a lot of bits and pieces put together. The seats are not Ford, the lower body section may or may not be (most likely not). Some parts are probably from 1913 or 1914, many parts are after 1920. Regardless, it could be a really fun beginning model T! Do some research, have some loca...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hub caps

I don't know. I can't recall ever reading anything definitive about when nickel plated brass and steel hubcaps were used. Records and empirical evidence seem to indicate that both were used on and off for about ten years. I "think" nickel plated brass hubcaps were used almost exclusively in 1917.I h...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1916-20 Steel Hub Fan SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: FS 1916-20 Steel Hub Fan $80

Jonah, We-ell----, it would be possible to make one of these work on a 1927, but a lot of trouble for something so wrong and costing more than the right thing would. There are a couple variations to the 1926/'27 fan assemblies. One of which is a longer reach shaft and hub that does not work well wit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 470
Views: 49053

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Oh, I love that treelined road! I love all those roads.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 117 years ago today.
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: 117 years ago today.

The article is an interesting read! Thank you Rob for sharing this here. I of course was familiar with the history of the event, but the article added interesting insights. Wow. That Henry and so many others of the early days of the automobile and the racing thereof sure had guts aplenty! I found th...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 470
Views: 49053

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich B, I certainly do hope you bring the subject up again! I also enjoy riding horses, although I have never ridden very much. We did have a horse of our own for a short while about fifteen years ago. Long story I don't wish to go into. I have always enjoyed your occasional comments about your "pon...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: On the job and not

Norman K, There has been so much misinformation, opinions, documented evidence that is absolutely in conflict with mountains of photographic evidence, that I don't think this will ever go away. People have shared records from Ford's letters to dealers and sales brochures that actual sales records an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: On the job and not

A bunch of interesting photos! Thank you Tom R. The 9th with the two girls on the back of the 1926/'27 roadster? Notice the spare tire is a 30X3.5 clincher. The 13th, the girl with the 1925 coupe. Clearly the coupe is not its original factory black. Given the shade of the unknown film type, it is di...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

John, I would appreciate hearing what you find. I have seen steel wire woven into brake type lining material. It is not common (at least I haven't seen it more than a few times?), and very fine steel wire (almost like coarse steel wool?). What I saw was old enough that the steel wires had already ru...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

John, I would appreciate hearing what you find. I have seen steel wire woven into brake type lining material. It is not common (at least I haven't seen it more than a few times?), and very fine steel wire (almost like coarse steel wool?). What I saw was old enough that the steel wires had already ru...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some questions about accessory brakes.
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Some questions about accessory brakes.

John Saylor, Were the grooves caused by the lining? Or the rivets? A problem that never seems to go away, is that rivets are often sold as "brass rivets" when they are actually brass plated steel rivets. This was happening over fifty years ago! And I ran into it again only a few months back. Back in...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 470
Views: 49053

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Ever used one of those posthole augers?
I have.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheels and rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1428

Re: wheels and rims

I suspect someone in the past cut that felly out to better fit a wrong rim. That is one of the main areas that rims and fellies of different manufacturers don't fit. Cutting it out that way would be a bit extreme, and not a good idea. Check the fixed lugs on the rim for a name, or compare with photo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Edison spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Edison spark plugs

The multiple electrode thing is basically a bit of snake oil that has been around for a very long time. Many very early spark plugs (think before 1901) used a multiple point or ring type arrangement before experimenters went to the more common newer design. The ring or chamber style early plugs foul...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick your choice
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Pick your choice

So difficult to say. Every computer screen, just as every television set, displays colors a bit differently. Having worked professionally in that field for many years, I had many opportunities to see numerous sets side by side showing the same image. It is amazing how much of what we "see" is actual...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Torpedo
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Torpedo

I never actually saw one myself. However, twice over the years I heard of a water pump distributor combination that was driven by a chain or toothed belt. I was never sure whether it was an original era piece, or something someone made a few of. One of the people said it was original era, but I wasn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Torpedo
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

Re: Torpedo

Typical "don't know antique cars" poorly done ad. Pictures don't show well, top isn't put up properly. Cannot tell just how much is wrong or right with it. In the first place, it technically isn't a "torpedo" roadster. It may or may not be a real 1911 open roadster. Just can't tell from the pictures...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday To Kim Dobbins Who Turns 49 On December 31st !
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Happy Birthday To Kim Dobbins Who Turns 49 On December 31st !

49 ???? Where did this kid come from? Ehh, Humbug! Regardless, Kim D, Happy Birthday! And to 'Kerry" as well! Wait a minute Frank vE? If you were born in Australia, maybe you were born a day later? Or would that be a day earlier? So maybe you are a year younger? Or is that a year older? Whatever, Ha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1355

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Happy birthday to the master!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 22
Views: 1480

Re: An old member could use our prayers

This is a tough one to hear. I always enjoyed reading his posts. I sure hope for the very best for him.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 28
Views: 2861

Re: 1908 Buick

Dang you work fast!

Thank you for the update.

Happy Holidays! And a wonderful New Year.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signing out for the year.
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Signing out for the year.

My mother's family had raised peaches outside Modesto Califunny for a few decades. Because of this, my family got to know a few crop duster pilots fairly well, and kept in contact with a couple of them for many years after grandpa sold the orchards and retired. One of the pilots moved out of the cen...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Car Light Or?
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Car Light Or?

I am not sure, but I believe the intention was to hold a candle in that long tube. Not much light, but enough for a slow carriage or sidewalk on a dark night. It looks like it may be a real thing, however, thousands of cheap copies have been made and sold as decorations. I have seen some at places l...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Looks like some more really fine work by a true craftsman!
I wish he and his family an easy road ahead.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Set of 4 old hub caps
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: FS Set of 4 old hub caps

Jonah, No, the wooden wheel hubcaps do not fit the standard model T '26/'27 wire wheels. Those wire wheel hubcaps are totally different. There were a few after-market (not Ford made) wire wheels that did use the wooden wheel hubcap, because they were made to mount onto the wooden wheel hubs. However...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Did all ts have generators?

"Do I have to spin it really fast?" Not if the magneto spacing (clearances) is close to right, magnets properly charged, and the coils in good condition and PROPERLY adjusted, and all other mechanicals in generally good condition. A very good friend of mine likes to set his up so a slow quarter turn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question

Thank you Russ F and Dan T for the additional facts. At least thirty years ago, I accepted as a probable fact that open 1915 style USA built model Ts did not have fork mounted headlamps. I remember when I was just getting started in this hobby over fifty years ago, being told that early 1915 open Ts...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Jay Klehfoth
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: RIP Jay Klehfoth

Oh, shoot. So sad to hear this. I never got to meet him in person, but always loved the "Life in the Slow Lane" he wrote. I very much knew and appreciated all the things he did for the model T world.
RIP Jay.
My condolences to all his family and close friends for their loss.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: 1915 US Ts with forked headlights question

The early folding top couplet is quite interesting. With the acetylene gas headlamps, it is not a standard production car. It could even be one of the very few prototypes built summer of 1914. Or, while not very common, there are enough 1915/'16 and even black radiator 1917 models with gas lamps to ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sidelights 1924 Coupe?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Sidelights 1924 Coupe?

For all practical purposes, NO model T Ford coupe was fitted with sidelamps from the Ford factory after about January of 1919. The removeable pillar coupes of 1917 and '18 had sidelamps. The folding top couplets of 1915/'16/'17 had them. And, a very few early 1919 model suicide door coupes manufactu...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Sad. Too few real craftsmen left in too many fields of repair. I knew I wouldn't be able to avail myself of his services due to cost and distance, but I always enjoyed reading of his accomplishments in saving the early stuff! I often wished I could have my T brass radiator sent there. I am currently...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Received another Model K a few days ago.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

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

When I was growing up, an uncle had one of those old printing presses. He died in a plane crash when I was twelve, and the press was handed down to his kids, and placed in the barn at their mother's old house. Within a year, my older cousin was earning money printing cards and invitations, as well a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STOLEN 1915 MODEL T in Enclosed trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: STOLEN 1915 MODEL T in Enclosed trailer

The headlamps are fork mounted. So, either a Canadian build, or not original for the car lamps. After considerable serious research in the past fifteen years by several of the model T's best researchers, it has been concluded that no 1915 style open model Ts of USA build had fork mounted headlamps. ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

I cannot for the life of me remember who said it, or where I read it many years ago. And the internet (surprise surprise!) has not helped me on the several times I have tried to find it. When all in the world lie and cheat as a normal course of life, the only place an honest man will belong is in pr...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Center Door, pulling the engine
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 1915 Center Door, pulling the engine

Leave the firewall and hood former on the body. The hardest part is unbolting the firewall brackets from the frame and you apparently have already done that. After the firewall brackets, there are a whole six main body bolts holding the body onto the chassis. Three on each side. One each side near t...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mystery car
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: mystery car

Frank B, The words we use for numbers date back at least as far as the Roman Empire days (Roman numerals not withstanding). By the time they reached our Anglo-Saxon roots, they had morphed a bit, but are still recognizable. In Latin, it is; unus, duo, tres, quattuor, quinque, sex, septem, octo and o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mystery car
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: mystery car

The one and only Reeve's Octo-auto. One of automotive history's most famous flops. It was made on the chassis/body of the large model Overland if I recall correctly. Reeve's tried marketing this one for about a year with not a single sale. It was quite expensive! He/they then reduced the car down to...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Sure disgusting that that magneto got broken that way. Proper packing should have protected it, anything short of run over or thrown from the moving truck. It looks like it may have some really nice pieces though. Maybe at least some of the pieces can be used to fix up the car's magneto? I really do...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

Then and now, wealthy business owners and executives very often have use of company cars. These cars can be used as if it were their own, however, technically, it may belong to the company. Very often, the line between owning a car or having a company car can become so blurred that it may be impossi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car cover question
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Car cover question

A few people I know favor old parachutes. Cheap (I guess still?) if you know a source (I do not offhand). The material is lightweight, soft, strong. Make certain it is clean! The material won't scratch, but contaminants in it can. It can under certain conditions trap moisture between the material an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Milt Webb is still with us!

Hmm. The two threads got merged. I think that is a good thing all in all. However the timing of the mixes do make some comments a bit disjointed. Regardless! I hope Milt gets a big kick out of all this! And I hope he and his family have a wonderful holiday season! And that goes for everyone else on ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Milt Webb is still among us!

Mark Twain must be so proud!
Thanks again Phil.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Rat Special - Old Photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: White Rat Special - Old Photo

The first "rat-rod"?

I like the speedster!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Milt Webb

So saddened to hear about this Phil. I never got to know him very well, but met him on several occasions. We discussed model T coupes at length one day when I had mine. It was at an Auburn swap meet, and he had his coupe there. We chatted a number of times about the cars and the parts. He was a very...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not a Ford - identify ?
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Not a Ford - identify ?

Eight? Cylinders?
I am thinking Cadillac. Late '10s.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of a Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Value of a Model T

How much money are they "worth"? Well, clearly this is a typical modern news media bit of "fluff" article. So the article and its misinformation is worth "el ZIPPO"!.
However, the "value" of a model T? As the ultimate icon of the emergence of modern man?
PRICELESS!!!
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917-25 Ford with colors?
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: 1917-25 Ford with colors?

Famous philosophy joke. "There are absolutely NO absolutes!" There is almost always however, a general truth. USA built model T colors are fairly well known. Exactly how long a few model Ts were painted by the factory as blue? Is still being debated. Did it end early in 1913? Or mid year 1913? The o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.

The 1st and 18th (next to last) pictures are the same car and girl. I think the gentleman on the running board in the 1st photo is in the back seat of the 18th photo. Interesting car and looks like nice people. The 9th photo, that car is a real mess. Must have been hit by a train. the rail inspectio...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K N T
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: K N T

An early 1911 T. Note one piece spindles.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

I fixed quite a few coils that had simple broken connections inside, often simple bad solder joints. Those have a tendency to test good sometimes, and bad other times. I know that a few of the ones I fixed tested that way. A couple of them, I tested with my ohm meter three or four times. Sometimes g...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners

Losing someone like this is always very sad, and should never be taken lightly. Condolences to all his family and those that were fortunate enough to know him personally.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

Bad boxes? May have good parts inside to repair an internal failure. Good box, bad inside? May need the box to make a rough coil nicer. A few years ago, I went through about fifteen bad coils and was able to make nine good ones by swapping pieces around. Several of them turned out to have simple and...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director

Congratulations on your retirement Susan!
And of course welcome to the new director.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

SOME fans, have a leading or cutting edge that would be flatter and do less damage to the radiator if the bracket were to break. And, SOME fans from the brass era with the steel circle/rim are cut in such a way that if the bracket were to break, the circle/rim would skid almost harmlessly on the fin...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 Drive Shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: 25 Drive Shaft

***Yes.***
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

The early style wishbone was generally fine for the normal speeds of the day. Henry Ford's famous crash was due to excessive speed, and likely a pothole or rut that triggered the accident. Today our better roads are both a blessing and a curse upon the early model Ts. A blessing in that we can go fa...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 59
Views: 2222

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Turning the fan around does not change the direction it pushes the air. It may or may not alter the effectiveness of pushing the air depending upon blade design. Many fans have defining leading and trailing edges, or differing blade angles for the leading edge relative to the trailing edge. Your Fla...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Intake Manifold Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Model T Intake Manifold Dates

Is it iron or aluminum? I would speculate iron from the shape of the radius from lower manifold to intake ports. Also, I notice the "Ford" script. The early iron manifolds had a larger inside and outside around the radius into the intake ports, enough so that they are usually easy to see even in pho...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

I have seen a car battery explode! It was about like a cherry bomb, if not nearly an M-80! I was never dumb enough to play with those things, but some cousins of mine played with them a lot! It sure made a mess in my pickup. I had to hose out the engine compartment, clean it out, repair some damage....
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 18508

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Rich E, What you don't know, is just how much that picture of yours actually looks like Dan Haynes!

Hey there Dan! How is the new '14 shaping up?
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1812

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!) and (just added) Mag test result

I don't know from memory, but in the photo it looks like the metal pieces on the floorboards may be placed incorrectly? The pedals due to positioning do not fit evenly, even though the slots on the metal pieces are made evenly. You should have a bit more slot above the low pedal. It should be able (...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1812

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

" however, I try to recall what it was like riding in the T when grandpa was driving." How many years ago was it that you rode with your grandpa? Most people are not really aware of this, but the gasoline we buy today is almost nothing like we were using thirty to fifty years ago. I could write page...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Mohawk Auxiliary Transmission

Don't assume the shift pattern is the same as any other specific auxiliary transmission. The Muncie and the Warford are different. So which one could the Mohawk be like? (I myself don't know.) In the ad picture, it looks like it would be an "H" type pattern. To determine what is where, you can caref...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Knives
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Knives

Oh, well.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Thank you Russ F ! A lot of the minute details of model Ts will never be completely sorted out. However, I find them interesting. And I do want to make my early '15 as correct as I can. Even though my car is a reassembled "parts salad", and should never be considered an absolute reference for someon...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

So it would then be a "spade" mount tail lamp? I have seen a few such lamps over the years, but always thought they were after-market replacements for earlier cars.
Thank you Trent B !
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket
Replies: 22
Views: 1085

Re: 1915 Touring Car Tail Light Bracket

Trent B, I am a bit confused. You said " The first style began to be used in May 1915." The 1915 style bodies began serious production in January of 1915, so what bracket would have been used for those first four months? I have the correct "4 part assembly. It consists of the bracket, the arm, a 3/8...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 42
Views: 2683

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

To add to what Allan B said, the bracket/arm that the fan shaft threads into should have on the front end of the threaded hole, NO threads for about 3 mm. The fan shaft/bolt should have a "no threads" shoulder that should turn (thread) into that no thread area. This is very important! The no thread ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 20
Views: 1913

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

Looks like what you have is supposed to be 1911 or 1912 front fenders? 1912 is a funny year for front fenders. There were at least four significant variations, and I think the count is closer to six. Most 1912 front fenders did have the "bill" on the front end. However, offhand I am not sure about 1...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Steel Felloes

It looks like there may be something wrong with that wheel? Inside? Outside? Brake drum? You want the 30X3.5 steel felloes with the "straight up" sides (common on the 21 inch steel felloes) as opposed to the "rolled over" sides (more common for the 30X3.5 clincher wheels). I don't know why, but for ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: 1914 Stuff

Wow Larry, that is one nice original '14! I liked seeing the picture of the floor mat. About forty years ago, I bought about three pickup truck loads of miscellaneous model T parts and stuff. Amongst all the good and bad of it, were two original floor mats. Their condition was not very good, and the...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Off topic but FS
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Off topic but FS

One key difference between Chevy's 216 era engines, and most of the 235s from late 1954 onward, is the water pump. The 216 era engines, including the early 235s, had two fairly small holes on the front of the block, near the top, for the water pump. The water pump itself was mounted on a flat steel ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Low Head

There are exceptions of course. However, most spark plug holes I have seen that were damaged, whether by water/rust, or forcing in a wrong or damaged spark plug? Were reparable by simply running a correct tapered pipe thread tap in. Never go any farther than absolutely necessary to make the hole wor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Did it ever happen? I don't know. Did it never happen? I don't know that either. What I do know is that the effort to salvage more than a small amount of packing crate wood would cost a lot more than new wood would cost. Some of that wood may have found its way into floorboards as Linderman stock. O...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1595

Re: Mini rant, T related

Steve J said "This is why I don't believe in the plot theory of history. The existence of vast conspiracies would require a sudden, widespread outbreak of competence. :)" I agree 100 percent! And blaming these problems on "the virus" is just too easy. We had been observing severe declines in deliver...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low Head
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Low Head

Absolutely definitely positively confirmed by some of the top researchers in model T minutia that most model T heads made in the USA did NOT have the year as part of the casting date, if they had a casting date on them at all. Some Canadian heads had the year included in their casting dates, and a v...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bargain?
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Bargain?

I wasn't sure at first, but I think it is the real thing. The last real one I saw for sale (on our site) sold fast for over a hundred bucks!
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 steering column question.
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: 1910 steering column question.

New springs may help with the early brass era quadrants? However, often they only make matters worse. The brass quadrants are bigger and thicker, and heavier, -- and softer than the flat steel quadrants most model Ts had. Of course, most of the wear is in the area where the throttle gets moved the m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

Not enough personal experience with blocks early enough to have that issue. But I have heard that if/when the valve stems wear a bit too much, the intake leakage through the intake valve stems causes a negative pressure in the valve chambers sufficient to keep the oil from draining down through the ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Last Pics

I cannot say that I won't miss all these wonderful pictures the past couple of years. Thank you again so very much for sharing all these.
Now get out there and make good use of that new building!