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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: 4
Views: 515

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: 423

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: 11
Views: 715

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: 547

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: 684

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: 1034

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: 1200

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: 684

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: 558

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: 427

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: 969

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: 471

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!
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 steering column question.
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: 1910 steering column question.

I have had a couple of the repro quadrants. They work fine, and look okay, if you don't know what the originals look like. If you know how they should look? They just aren't right. Some people use silver solder to build up the teeth. I have never tried that myself. Although I have used silver solder...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?

1919 was the year that MOST parts had "Ford" script applied to them.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-25 Touring Price
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: 1919-25 Touring Price

There are several very active local clubs around Southern Califunny. Contact a couple clubs (contact info is found through the forum's home page), and find some members near you. People in these clubs like to share the hobby, and finding a few that you can get a ride with, and probably even an early...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?

Interesting. It might be an after-market replacement, Western Auto or something similar. Early front perches roughly 1909 through 1912, did not have the 'boss'. The actual purpose for the boss was to position the 'center' which simplified and sped up the machining/manufacturing process. One of hundr...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1280

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

The 1913 touring body was weak in the rear seat sills, resulting in problems showing up soon after the first ones were sold. Ford responded with an early recall, having dealers install metal brackets on the sills and secondary body to frame brackets on some cars. The factory put those changes onto c...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help identifying manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Help identifying manifolds

Interesting. The squareness of the area around the fourth cylinder port and clamp indicates it is a late production manifold. It doesn't look like the threads were ground off, so they could be unfinished castings? However, it appears they may have been run somewhat? Another possibility is that they ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

I have never had or used one of the "modern Warfords". So take what I would say with a grain of salt. I would imagine that it is a basically standard synchro- clutches gear system. IF (my big IF again) the clutch in the T's transmission isn't centered to a near neutral (full disengage without band d...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1228

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

Sounds like somebody wasn't taught enough history in school? Not surprising these days, especially in Califunny. Henry Ford was a pacifist, and basically did not support the war. Ford helped supply ambulances to tend wounded, and some other support vehicles. In addition to that, model Ts were often ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could this fit a Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Could this fit a Model T?

That plates thing John Warren posted is simply bizarre! I have done it twice now. Worked both times. I can usually focus my eyes and cheat those tricky pictures, but not that one.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

BODY number BODY number! In the brass era, Ford did not build their own bodies. There were several different companies that supplied bodies to Ford those years. That steel plate is about one inch by six inches, and should be attached on the front seat riser or front floorboard sills. That particular...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: My 1910 running again.

Wonderful! So very pleased to hear this.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

It is like I told my wife about fifteen years ago when she hit a deer. (Nobody loves deer and thinks they are beautiful more than my wife!) And like Daryl B (above) said, sometimes the timing and placements just work out wrong. I don't care who you are, or how good you really may be, ANYBODY can hav...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Henry P, I do well remember that vegetable truck! It was a Kleiber, 1929 or '30 as I recall. It was painted a sort of battleship gray. I remember reading in the 1960s that the original engine had worn out several years before, and been replaced with a Mercury V8. Outwardly, the truck looked unchange...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

From before the age of two, until fully seven, we lived in a nice old home (rented) in one of the old neighborhoods in San Jose Califunny. My mother didn't drive in those days, so we walked to a lot of shopping and stuff. There was an old man that we would often see driving around the area in his mo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's the difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: What's the difference?

On most parts, Ford did not begin putting (or having outside suppliers put) the "Ford" script onto the part until about 1919. So it is possible that it is an earlier part. If I recall correctly, your T is a 1926 model. A 1926 or '27 model uses different spindles than all the earlier years did. The '...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

The main reason for the longevity of wooden spoke wheels in this country was simply people liked to keep using what they were familiar with. A secondary reason was that large enough plates of steel were costly in those days. And the giant presses required to stamp a strong dish shaped wheel were als...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 1914 Runaouts

Thank you so much Hap T for clearing this up! I always enjoy your postings and excellent record keeping. I have already bookmarked this thread so that hopefully the next time I want the information, I can find it. Just to be clear. I am not the "Wayne" that got his dad's '14 touring car. I am restor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 1914 Runaouts

If I recall correctly, there were at least five companies supplying bodies to Ford in 1914 and '15. Beaudette was the largest supplier those years, I think Fisher and Wilson supplied a lot, but Wilson was basically on the way out with Ford. Fisher supplied a lot of the sedans, couplets and coupes fo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning out the drawer
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Cleaning out the drawer

John K, The cartoon character is in fact supposed to be Dopey from the 1937 Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The rendition is poor, so that I did not recognize him when I first looked at this thread, and I had to look closer to see it. Dopey was the only one of the seven dwarfs in Disn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: 1913 Widetrack Rear Fenders

That appears to be a wide-track fender. Check very carefully whether the rear end (axles) is/are properly centered and square with the chassis. Also check that the body is squared, and the running board brackets. Any and/or all of those things being off even a small amount can result in the rear end...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic of key please?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Pic of key please?

Some of those boxes use a key similar to an old suitcase key. Simple, flat, and only one tooth. Anyone of average DIY skills could make one with a little trial and error. A good locksmith might even have a ready made one hanging on a hook just waiting for you. Some of those tool boxes need a special...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Some T's have rough cut spring leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Did Some T's have rough cut spring leaves?

If the end of the spring is cut straight all the way across the end of the leaf? I can't say with any certainty about Canadian built model Ts, however, for USA built Ts I have never seen or heard of Ford factory springs being like that. Very few cars back then of any make ever did that. However, som...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Fords in the city

Hey there Rich E, I wondered about Overland also. Most pictures I have seen of the Overlands those years had black radiator shells. I knew a few people that had them years ago, and do seem to recall being told that nickel shells were available as an option from Overland. So that is a possibility.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas & Grub
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Gas & Grub

Thank you Jim R. That seems to explain part of the when and where. I zoomed in on my laptop, but couldn't pull out enough to read the sign on her behin'.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Fords in the city

Allan, The two cars in front of Liggett's Drug store? The front one I do not recognize. The radiator shell is somewhat distinctive, so someone familiar with the marque should know it when they see it. The second one. I zoomed in as close as the detail would allow. It appears to be a Packard, probabl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas & Grub
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Gas & Grub

Some wonderful photos. Street scenes and service stations. I wonder where and when the "Floyd's Place photos were taken? Although they are sepia toned, I don't think they are that old. The "Credit Cards" sign sort of gives it away. Also, in the one from the "Gal's" backside, it appears a relatively ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Mark Osterman - The Lost Lincoln
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Mark Osterman - The Lost Lincoln

I wonder how many people here know that when Sears discontinued building the Sears autobuggy in 1912, they sold their interest and the designs to another company that used the forms and machinery to continue building the high wheel cars. They had to use a different name, so for about a year or a bit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how far do wood bows go into the top iron.
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: how far do wood bows go into the top iron.

Varies a LOT! Years, makes, models, outsource suppliers, quality and correctness of replacements, old repairs, alterations etc etc etc etc. Regardless. What matters the most is the finished height/length/width of the entire top. If you have that information, the "slide-in fit" is done until the fina...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet

I doubt that a later magnet could be safely altered due to the position of the bolt hole. One could be cast or forged if you know someone with the skills and equipment to do that. I think one could be bent and whittled out of bar stock and not be prone to fracturing the way the later ford magnets do...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this event please
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Identify this event please

I don't think they are new cars. Many have tool boxes, at least one has a spare tire lashed on the side. Some look like they have been camping for awhile. I don't think car 21 is a Ford at all (I think I can see part of the front spring?). If the detail were more clear, we might be able to see more....
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc wheels: how can I mount old Chevy disc wheels on a T?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Disc wheels: how can I mount old Chevy disc wheels on a T?

Best to find a matching set of Jaxon wheels if you can. Although they may look alike, there are at least a dozen variations in the 21 inch Jaxon disc wheels. The center disc is basically the same, however, there are at least four different widths of the steel felloe, and I don't know how many variat...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: WTB, Early 1909 Flywheel Magnet

This is the sort of thing that almost anyone in the hobby could have sitting in a junk box or on a shelf. I know for a fact that I do not have one, and do not recall anyone that I think did. But a lot of people have restored early brass Ts with later flywheels and transmissions, used later field coi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Can anybody ID this bar clamp?

Maybe a portable drill that clamps between the bit and the "table" which has adjustable positions to fit different thickness frame rails and boards. Fit the "table", spin the wheel to apply pressure from the bit to the board, and start cranking! Holes needed to be drilled to mount bodies and frame s...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911-1912 oil pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: 1911-1912 oil pan

Layden Butler knows this stuff better than almost anybody I have ever met, and I have known him for over forty years. I always enjoy chatting about details with him. I will add, I "think" I can see enough of the pan arm that folds over to the top of the frame (the foot?) to say it is an even pressin...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pinion gear---is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: Pinion gear---is this normal?

Thank you Joe Bell for a good solid answer. I knew some pinion gears had the notch, and some do not. Never knew when or why.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY CAR MAKE AND MODEL
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY CAR MAKE AND MODEL

Definitely NOT a Ford! Not many details to make a positive identification, and I am not a Dodge expert. So if some of our Dodge brethren can look in here they may be better able to help. Zooming in close, the finger ridges around the rim look like some of what I know Dodge did use. What little I cou...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: What car is this?

I haven't been very active with the things I enjoy for too long now. However, when I was, I went on quite a few tours, knew a lot of good people in the hobby, and met a lot of collectors. On a Horseless Carriage Club tour I went on about fifteen years ago, we drove for miles through the California r...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor

Looking at it again, I notice that the brass bowl appears to have been repaired and strengthened by adding a brass band around near the top. That would reduce the value a little bit.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor
Replies: 14
Views: 1177

Re: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor

I don't know how good they are, or what issues they may have had, but I see asking prices for more common Holley Gs up around two hundred. That seems a bit high to me, but I have been around for quite awhile and not followed current prices much. I do remember when good ones could be had for ten buck...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

I love looking at photos of people I know on tours in years past!
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1038

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

Thermosyphon is a natural reaction to basic laws of physics! It will work whether you want it to or not. No pump needed for use on a model T engine. Modern cars may NEED a pump because the larger engine creates about three times as much heat as a model T engine does. Thermosyphon speed is limited by...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: What car is this?

More likely a Cartercar.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubbing noise???
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: Rubbing noise???

Could be more than one issue. The steering problem could very well be the wrong drag link, or other problems. The grinding sound could be any of several things. Even a Ruckstell has one thrust washer on the right half that could maybe still be soft metal. If it has failed, the Ruckstell side will TR...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

I think antique automobiles have guardian angels. Given everything else in my life, I am sure I do not have one. But the model Ts? In one T, I sheared the pinion gear key in my driveway. I missed that Endurance Run, but I was okay with that when I thought of the places I was expecting to be that it ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Purchased an 8’ tall Grandfather clock

I love all these things! I do worry about their future. As already mentioned. If prices go too low, nobody will invest the space, let alone the money, to preserve most of it. The way society is going now, in a few decades, most people in the middle and lower classes will not have any room for these ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should You Balance Transmission Drums
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Should You Balance Transmission Drums

A good reminder for all, and especially with a bunch of newcomers joining in. Thank you Dan McE One of the model Ts I had years ago, had a tired old throw together engine in it. When I was driving it, sometimes the vibration was considerably worse than I liked it to be. Sometimes it was fine It didn...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual front axle
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Unusual front axle

The car of course is no longer a model T, and it appears the arch of the spring may have been modified as well. Generally, the unusual after-market spring setup looks good. It would be an interesting accessory to have on a model T at any veteran car gathering.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: 1930 Model T ad in North Carolina

John K, Ray M, and David W are all probably correct! Just to tie it together a bit. Chevrolet did produce trucks called "model T". I don't know what the years were. However all the few I have seen were earlier four cylinder models. The model and serial number plates have been shown on this forum sit...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 51
Views: 2367

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

I just tuned in here. Wow! Glad you guys are fine. My dad always used to say that if things went bad, and you had to hit something? Hit something cheap! (And preferably soft?) It may sound flippant? But it really is good advice. Almost any time I drive, from when I was driving my grandfather's tract...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Body Number?
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: 13T - Body Number?

Ford themselves did not build the bodies for their cars during the brass era. Pre-model T and first two years of model T, Wilson was one of if not the largest supplier of bodies to Ford. Wilson also supplied bodies to several other automobile manufacturers including Cadillac. By 1913, Beaudette was ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We are hoping right along with you!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: End of an era

Sad, really. I was hoping you would keep for several years yet. You did a wonderful job making this car so much better than it was. I was thinking how nice it would be for you to get some more enjoyment from it. But I am sure you know best. And if it has moved on to a caretaker that will appreciate ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Model T with out Water

Let me again add, I will NOT run a dry engine more than twenty seconds unless it is some sort of situation requiring it. I don't care if I did "get away" with it that time!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Model T with out Water

I have known a number of people that would run a dry engine with no radiator for up to two minutes, and one fellow that would go to three minutes. Personally, I would never even get to twenty seconds. (Unless it was an emergency) "Emergencies" happened to me twice. A long time ago, my dad had to mov...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 702
Views: 87639

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Looks more like "wounded to the soul" to me!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Block ID
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Block ID

USA Ford stopped putting casting dates on blocks about 1922. Canadian blocks continued to get casting dates for several more years until almost the end of T production. The block shown with the dual "ford"script stamped at angles is a common replacement block. Although the intention was for the old ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

I know one time I got cheated by a gasoline station! The old Ford pickup I drove for work for seventeen years, I knew quite well. A couple times I pulled into stations on empty, even to the point of hearing the first flow from the hose splashing onto the dry bottom of the tank. It held seventeen gal...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

Not a stupid question at all. The answer is twofold. "A" Rip Van Winkle car can be any car that has slept quietly somewhere for a very long time. People tend to misuse this expression way too often just as they misuse words and phrases such as "original" or "barn find" far too often when they really...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

There are simply no words to express what I feel right now.
Be safe!
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Model T Parts For Sale

No worries Steve T. I spent some time restoring a really rough pair of '15/'16 hinges, and got to know the several little details of them. Nearly all the visible pieces are different than the later ones. "Equal length" is a bit of a misnomer, as the "front-to-back" offset of the hinges causes a bit ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Parts For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Model T Parts For Sale

The windshield hinges are '15 to early '17.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Other old car photos

Burger, You need to get one of the 1909 model 20 Hupmobiles. Their headlamps are mounted a more standard height. But I don't think they offered this particular body that early. I could be wrong about that?
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Other old car photos

Also, the Sears appears to be one of the better models as opposed to the more basic model "H" or "J". It has the wider "cushion" tires. It maybe a model "K" which was also painted Brewster green instead of the usual black on the cheaper models. Sears even offered a model "L" which had 36" (if I reca...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Other old car photos

The first one is certainly a Hupmobile. I think probably a 1910. 1909 had a shorter radiator neck, and if I recall correctly, were nearly all the open speedster looking model. 1910 had slightly taller radiator necks, and offered a couple open and closed torpedo like models. 1911 and '12 model 20s ha...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

We're supposed to have the hottest day of the year in just a few days! Official prognostications say 104. We were supposed to have high temps a couple weeks ago, but the smoke was thick enough here that temps ended up at only a hundred.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 398
Views: 39005

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, One current hypothesis based upon unification theories of the formation of the universe is that every point in the universe is the center of the universe.
So the Mayor of Wallace may be right?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 36
Views: 1850

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

That looks fairly close to the correct fan setup for a 1916. The major difference is that the '15 and I think most '16s had a brass fan hub The 1917 through '19 hub is nearly the same except that it is made mostly of steel. Your fan is correct for a '17, and a perfect fit for a '16 and earlier (to 1...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

George N, Royce is good people! I miss his presence here. Many years ago, I saw a tired old engine with a couple pieces of hard wood hammered into place between the pulley and the oil dam. Once they wore into the pulley, they seemed to stay fairly well. The engine had obviously been leaking enough o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I chased it, I caught it, now what do I do? Looking for info on 1913 Canadian Ts.
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: I chased it, I caught it, now what do I do? Looking for info on 1913 Canadian Ts.

A year or two ago, Russ Furstnow was researching the Canadian Ts to update and correct the judging guidelines. I think this was done through the MTFCI (Model T Ford Club International) as they are the ones that do judging shows and sponsor the Stynoski award. I am fairly sure Russ is a member of bot...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?

Ouch! Too bad they cut the sides out to fit in the later cross member. It can be welded back in and made to look good. However, welding frames requires careful consideration and welding quality beyond that of most "hobby" welders. The frame needs to flex when driven on any sort of uneven surface, an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Question, it this a late 1913 frame?

Looks like that rear cross member has been changed. And not done very well. Can't really tell what year the frame is from those pictures. The big determining factor to frame year is what and where all the various mounting bolt holes are. Firewall brackets were changed between '15 and '17, and those ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatman Steering Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Fatman Steering Wheel

A "furniture" dowel isn't a specific "proper" term, but generally means one of the smallish dowels about two inches long, with spiral grooves for glue to fill and adhere to, and made of some very strong type of wood. A just "dowel" can be very large or small, in either diameter, or length, or both. ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shortened Drive Shaft & Tube SALE CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Shortened Drive Shaft & Tube SALE CANCELED

It may have been modified to fit behind a Chevrolet transmission. Either in a T, or a T rear end in a Chevy. The fit isn't perfect, and sometimes people butchered the T torque tube bell to fit better.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatman Steering Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Fatman Steering Wheel

Those old type composite rims are getting a little tough to get in good shape. In my silly opinion, it should be repaired and preserved as best as is reasonable. They do tend to have a shrinkage problem with age, and often results in fitting issues and sometimes caused them to break. I repaired one ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatman Steering Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Fatman Steering Wheel

After-market steering wheels, whether "fatman", locking, combination, or just simple nicer wheels than that plain old black thing Henry provided? They were made by many many different companies, and there are NO standards they followed. I have been fortunate over the years that several damaged wheel...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door project
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: 1922 Center Door project

Looking good W V !
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Purchase - date & advice
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Purchase - date & advice

The car appears to have been extensively restored, although some years ago. As mentioned by others, it appears some details may have been changed at some time in the car's past. A fact about "branch" assembly plants, especially ones not inside the USA, is that they often do not adhere to the normal ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: 1915 Tudor Sedan

It is a common photograph of one of at least two different prototype center-door sedans built in 1914. It has been published in dozens of books and magazines over the past 3/4 century, usually NOT telling that it was NOT a production model. Several photos of the prototypes were taken in 1914, and sh...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1910 T1349 Hub Wrench?
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Is this a 1910 T1349 Hub Wrench?

I didn't want to reply when I first read the OP, because I am not a tool expert. But I don't think I have ever heard of Weston Mott supplying to Ford. It would anyway be great for someone with an early T wanting to have a "proper" tool kit, but not looking for maximum points in judging. You should m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

Oh so very long ago, at work we had to have some custom antenna mounts made and hot-dip galvanized. Because it was done by the pound, and the company had a large minimum charge, I was able to have every loose T rim I owned at the time done for free! The wonderful thing about hot-dip galvanize I foun...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 1928

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

AAA was officially founded in 1902. It was formed by combining a few already existing automobile clubs, and expanded by incorporating other automobile clubs from around the country. So actual beginning dates are varied by the individual clubs incorporated into the AAA, some of which predated the 190...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"
Replies: 21
Views: 1170

Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

I second number six for the calendar!

I love that truck.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: National Road Ohio-A look back
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: National Road Ohio-A look back

Another '15/'16 runabout! Sometimes I think there are just too many of those around, then I see so many in photos that they seem to be an iconic car that just belongs.
I need to go work on mine.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Pics

The car also has H&D type shock absorbers, second only to Hasslers in popularity on model Ts. Also interesting. The oil sidelamps have unusual font bowls. Flat bottoms with a rib around the middle. These are very similar to some of the very early '15 style side and tail lamps. Similar lamps were als...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Pics

Notice the last photo, '15/'16 touring car has a replacement brass radiator.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic3
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Pic3

Hi Allan! I just about did a double take when I first saw that picture. I had to look again to make sure it wasn't the '15/'16 coupelet which was manufactured for two years. Russ Furstnow recently completed a restoration of an incredibly nice early '15 coupelet, and has since begun restoration of a ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pic3
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Pic3

Wow! Second photo. In front of the garage is parked a '15/'16 runabout. However, of much greater interest, is the early 1917 Coupelet with the top folded down! A model made for only a few months, and in very low numbers. Even photos of the cars are rare. Thank you for posting these! (And so many oth...