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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: 266

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: 14
Views: 727

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: 14
Views: 727

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: 535

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: 535

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...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

Dog-gone, you are dang near giving it away! If you cannot get a better buyer by tomorrow? I guess I can scrape up $150, and hopefully put it to good use. Next I need to figure out how to get the money to you. Thanks to the good bank I have liked and used for thirty years being bought out? I no longe...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 29
Views: 1406

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Oh shoot. I never met him in person as far as I know. We exchanged a couple emails several years ago, and discussed cars and projects through forums many times. He knew so much about model T Fords, and so many other antique automobiles, trucks, and other related collectibles. I have seen photos of s...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Coupe just went by
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: A Coupe just went by

You? Behave?
Wish I was close by. I would love to stop in.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1048

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Thirty to sixty years ago, that is what passed for "rebuilt". All they did was soak most (never gets all) the dirt and oil out, or some people burned the outer insulation off (hoping the inner insulation wouldn't be badly damaged!), then coated with the "red stuff". In actuality, it usually worked o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

Grr. Any idea what shipping would be? Could the grapevine get it to Erik Barrett's in Auburn? I really don't need one at this time. It IS awfully tempting? The price is right! How decent do the gears appear to be? I do have a half blown one just like it with some decent parts still.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drop A Cent (Tim Morsher) Where Are You?
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Drop A Cent (Tim Morsher) Where Are You?

Well Tim, you sure got my "junk" out fast a few weeks ago. The top saddles are mounted on the runabout (I never did paint them, too nice as is), and the steering wheel rim is restored, looks beautiful, and mounted on a very happy to be ready to use spider I have had for a decade.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: OT Dodge Brothers 1920 gas cap needed

David Dewey, Gene French, and about six others I know of?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Chris M, Thank you for all that! I always enjoy your contributions, especially on Montier history.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 54
Views: 3092

Re: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)

I really enjoy looking at all the old tractors! Wish I had one to share pictures of. When I was really little, we used to spend part of the summer at my grandparent's ranch in Modesto during the peach harvest. I was too young to be allowed to do much work, although I often accompanied my dad or gran...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 351
Views: 28185

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Looks spot on!
Thanks Rich E.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Rear inner brake band help

Check all rivets with a magnet. Brass plated steel rivets are often sold as "brass" rivets. You do NOT want to use steel rivets (brass plated or not), as they will eventually rust (might take a few years if the car stays in the garage, very quickly if it gets driven in rain or fog). The rust (a sign...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: What is this light bracket for?

A good picture from a side angle would confirm it either way. To me it does look like the '15 runabout tail-lamp bracket missing the license plate extension (I have one for my '15 runabout). At this angle, I cannot really be sure.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

I wish someone would buy number 2. It is so tempting, but I do not need it. And there are some things I DO need.
Bump.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More from the “Almost Tour” in Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: More from the “Almost Tour” in Minnesota

I love to see people doing good things they enjoy! Heading to Buffalo ey? "You go home and get your scanties, I'll go home and get my panties, and then OFF we'll go! Shuffle off to Buffa-, Shuffle off to Buffa-, Shuffle off to Buffa-lo." A bit racy, but it was 1933. I love the movie "42nd Street"! (...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 CA Dash Tags
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: 1915 CA Dash Tags

Wow! Looks good enough to me. I have wished for years that someone would set up a simple way to make these to order. I have a set of '15 plates for my '15 (if I ever get it together?), and wished I could get the dash tag to match. All my years of playing with these things, I think I have only seen a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 351
Views: 28185

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yeah, lovely. I have wracked (racked?) my brain over it already. I can think of two automobile lines that used a similar shield-like shape for their radiator badge and advertising symbol. However, I do not think that car is either of them. The two cars are Maxwell, and Mercer. The radiator shell bea...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Not done anything all of July

No boredom here, simple real concern for a valued friend. I miss that about our old forum. So many people here that we care about. We want to hear about their health, and even family troubles. We want to send our thoughts, and wishes (prayers if one prefers the term), and delight in hearing when the...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damn Pigeons
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Damn Pigeons

About thirty years ago, we went on a Catalina Caper tour with the model T club. About fifty model Ts loaded onto an open freight barge, and towed across the channel to Catalina Island. The club members took a faster ferry over to the island and awaited the arrival of the cars. One of the model Ts ne...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road

Andrew, A lot of what I know about the early production problems of the 1915s I learned from Royce! He used to participate on this forum quite a lot. I like his forum also, but wish he would still share his knowledge here as well. (I also know there were reasons he left here and I won't push that is...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

I agree. Although the detail from that photo being blown up is lousy, the angles between the spindle and axle definitely appear to be that of an early one-piece spindle.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road

Forty, fifty, years ago, good original early '15s often had '13/'14 style rear ends in them. The 1915 style open cars were delayed getting into production due to complications with stamping the new style cowl and side panels. Other than a handful of prototypes completed summer of 1914, and a few (le...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

Somebody needs to buy that last Warford needing the weld repair. I am very tempted but have no business buying something I just really do not need right now.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: FS AUXILIARY TRANSMISSIONS

For what it is worth. I had one of the little two speed (direct and under) transmissions (not yet sold in the viewer's upper left corner) many years ago. I was told it was a "Jumbo" Junior, by the same makers of the Jumbo Giant. I later did see (but do not have a copy of) an advertisement for them w...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Making Spokes

Foot powered wood lathes were made and sold well into the mid 20th century. They also date back to the early 1800s. Most local blacksmiths and wheelwrights needing spokes to repair a wheel during the 1800s hand carved the spokes using a draw knife. A good wheelwright using a draw knife and a tenon c...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: MASCOTS
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: MASCOTS

A look at the lion's shield may help? It may be one of Peugeot's lions, or a special art piece maybe for Peugeot or ?
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road

So incredible! Such a fine looking car. I do hope everyone involved is rewarded with it being at several major early car events over the next few years. This is an important historic automobile the people need to see and hear!
My thanks to all involved.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: 1908 Buick

" what’s the best way to paint spokes evenly?" On a solid old barbecue spit. Add length to the shaft if needed, and support to hold the weight of the wheel. Some blocks or cones to help center the wheels (fronts and rears will likely need different blocking). The spit motor needs to just turn the th...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Allan, Thank you for that! I am kind of glad to know it wasn't an Australian tyre. I do wonder what it was however.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Time to Re-tire?

Some of the T tires made in Australia in the '60s and '70s still had cotton cord in the casing. Looks like that is one of them. I had one about twenty years ago that looked like new, but the cotton cord was so weak I could rip the sidewall with my bare hands! (And Atlas I ain't!) They are the only '...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

Believe it or not! A very good friend of mine broke a crankshaft in his touring car. Traveling with a friend, rides were hitched and they returned shortly with pickup and trailer. Just for kicks, he turned the crank, and the broken ends sorta kinda latched together. He was able to gently drive it up...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dead Engines Can Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Dead Engines Can Run?

Many years ago, I rode with some friends (8 or 9 of us) in two cars (one model A, one model T) headed for a meet. It was almost 200 miles each way, we started out before sunup. About two thirds of the way there, something in the T went Kabang and the car started running very badly and making a lot o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 25
Views: 1296

Re: 1908 Buick

I would imagine that Erik B is well outfitted to handle the tight offset of the crank journals. However, just in case, I have a nearly hundred year old manual crank pin cutter that could do the job. It may need a bit of freshening, mostly proper sharpening of the correct cutter. It is generally in v...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

Personally, I would not worry too much about anything on the engine as long as it is working well and safe. A wrong engine is a wrong engine. The wrong manifold clamps work fine either direction, and as long as the generator cover keeps most dirt and rocks out,? No big deal. Generally, I think cars ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Old Time Speedster

I would think it is fairly recent. I know some were made like that back in the 1960s.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

To continue. I don't know why? But I have been having problems on this site lately also. Slow to load, jambs up. Sometimes it won't accept uploading my reply. I am not having any such issues on the few other sites I frequent. I have not complained about it because I do not like to complain. I unders...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

Please don't worry about it Stan! We love you. It is the computer that is an idiot.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Update on accident

Thanks and glad to hear that Richard! When I looked at the original pictures of the damage I thought maybe just maybe the hit was outside the frame enough that it might have been okay. I have seen quite a few decent looking model Ts found to have bad frames over the years. If it all lines up okay, m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Old Time Speedster

This is wonderful! I did not recall the "Old Motor" posting, although I probably did see it six years ago. Like so many old pictures on the internet, I knew I had seen the photo before a few times. I began saving good pictures I liked a few years ago, in part to share from time to time in appropriat...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Urgently "Wanted to Buy" Model T Ford Ignition Coils

I wish I had some extras to send to you. People on my side of the 48 think the silly things are GOLD! I rarely find them for sale around here for less than ten dollars for rough ones totally unknown what the internal condition is. And usually they are much more than that. It took years for me to acc...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Update on accident

Did you straighten the frame? Or find another?
Sorry about the bum steer on thinking where one was.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 607
Views: 52393

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Never forget.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on accident
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Update on accident

Pleased to hear that you are fixing this one! Our antique cars that have lasted this long should be allowed to continue further, and I know you feel the same way. They should also be driven, enjoyed, and seen.
Thank you for the update.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1207

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

I have seen original Dodge screenside material. A good friend many years ago had a very nice one, restored from a solid original. Not really like chain link. Not at all expanded material. It was steel wire run through a crimping machine that gave it a zig-zag kind of shape. The wire other than the z...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Old Time Speedster

Hey, I posted that over there! I have had it on my computer for several years, but probably stole it from here? I made a comment over there that I am bothered by this photograph. It mostly looks so right, it must be a brass era photo, right? But a couple things strike me as odd. Yes wire wheels were...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting 1916 Engine Block
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Interesting 1916 Engine Block

Interesting. I have seen (seen pictures) of a few like this. One must wonder why a small percentage of blocks would have been cast with this anomaly.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pest-o-lite tank and regulator F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Pest-o-lite tank and regulator F/S

Hey there Linus. Many early automobiles as you know used acetylene gas headlamps. And as you said, many of them had carbide to acetylene gas generators. Such lamps began on automobiles slightly before 1900, and actually went back several decades for other applications (including miner's lamps). Howe...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2208
Views: 172041

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

And a fine St Swithin's day it was!

No rain in the forecast here.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Early T parts question

Dan T, I have noticed that several times before, and applaud you referring openly to the car as a "faux '09". I know that some "purists" object to anything that is not entirely correct to its stated year. Frankly, I think that sort of hard line is an impossible dream. Only a few truly untouched cars...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Oh so very wonderful! Happy to see you doing this one. These special cars need the best of the best to give them the restorations they deserve. I know of one other couplet that restoration was beginning on last year, someone living not far from you. I wonder if that is the one Ray Wells is working o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID’ing front end set up.
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: ID’ing front end set up.

The front spring is a messed up put-together super heavy duty (I have a similar one in my pile). You would need to take it apart to see how many leaves are straight and decent enough to be used. I see some that are broken halves (must be drilled for the center bolt). There may or may not be enough g...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not done anything all of July
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Not done anything all of July

I have been sorta worrying a bit. Wondered if the kidney stones had kicked you in the gut?
Take it easy for a bit, then get well QUICK!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you date a TT?
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: How do you date a TT?

Ford generally had a bit of a crossover time when changes were made. Most things (the under-axle wishbone being an exception in 1918/'19), cars got the change before trucks. Both cars and trucks were being put together at numerous "branch" assembly plants located in several states around the contine...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

Most stolen model Ts seem to be stored in enclosed trailers. The SOBs steel the trailer to use for some illegal use (meth labs, hiding or transporting dope or other stolen goods or materials). Sometimes, the model T will be found dumped off the side of a highway days or weeks later. How to drive a m...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you date a TT?
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: How do you date a TT?

Thank you PK/DS, You saved me from struggling with the need! I believe that 1918 and '19 TTs had solid tire rear wheels. Pneumatic tires in 23X5 inch size became an popular rear option in 1920. The 20 inch pneumatics became a further option along about 1924 or '25. Front wheels for 1918 and 1919 wer...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

I just hope the shifty B********s that stole the car get the beat-down they deserve!
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Question re front spring perches

Frank B, et al, I believe that odd one may be a very early version of the under-axle wishbone. Mostly late 1918 on TTs and early 1919, the first under-axle wishbones used a flat bottomed nut, and may have been used mostly on the early TT trucks. They developed looseness issues early, and were replac...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Deleted posts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Deleted posts.

I think the owners of those photographs should be required to pay me a few thousand dollars for pointing out some details and clarifying what some of the facts about the cars are. The information I offered clearly made their photographs more valuable than they were before. Frankly, I am sick and tir...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 1657

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

The blurry T at Bland's hut is a mid to late (slab side) 1912. The lumber-hauling T is almost definitely a 1913 based upon the windshield hinges and braces (windshield folds forward). The top-down T lazily enjoying the quiet side of the road I "think" is a '14, although I cannot be certain of the hi...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Question re front spring perches

Sounds good Richard G!
W2
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 1657

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

Wonderful pictures of model Ts at work (and maybe play?).
Thank you!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford front leaf spring?
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Not Ford front leaf spring?

USA built Ts also had one longer leaf nearly reaching the shackle end.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have never been a big fan of knurling for fit. Although I will admit to using knurled pistons a few times years ago. The problem is that knurling creates both high and low spots in an attempt to raise the surface and make a tighter fit. In reality, the high spots are not even enough unless one gri...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Question re front spring perches

I have had original parts that were so loose, no apparent cutting, wear, or modification, to explain it. And I have had axles with perches in them that my big old Smith Gauge torch could not get hot enough to free them. Twenty tons of press only mushroomed the perch threads. Once the perch was ruine...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

We had this one, and at least one more photo of the same car and girls, on this forum some time ago. I just looked quickly through some of the gallery, and did not find either photo, so it was most likely more than a year and a half ago. I tried moving almost anything that should be in the gallery o...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Any ideas?

Buick for a number of years used a carburetion system, that split the carburetor into different sections. Float and jets were in one area, throttle body in another (really makes it tough to try a different carburetor on them). While I have never seen one exactly like that one, they had a "two pipe" ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used

My NOS one doesn't help much with where the cut off end of the lacing would be positioned. Simply because it never had lacing on it. The hole for the end of the lacing is a bit over a half inch center to center from the rivet holding the clip in place, and empty. The beat up firewall may add another...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2208
Views: 172041

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

Open toad shoes may look nice? But I always thought they were a bit squishy to wear.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: 1909 measurement

I don't have any measurements to offer. Just wanted to remind all that tops and windshields were not standard equipment for most of 1909. Ford factory offered a few different windshields, and at least two different tops. At least one of the factory '09 tops sat very high in the back when folded down...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need mounting details for hood rod retainer clip regarding what kind of screws were used
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Need mounting details for 4061F clasp regarding what kind of screws were used

The little closed end half round clip with "ears" the end of the hood's center rod slips into. (Took me longer to find it in my parts book than to find my two firewalls.) I have two such firewalls. One, heavily used, beat up, modified for a speedster many years ago. The other, appears to be new old ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2208
Views: 172041

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

I don't know about pie are being square? But the best Modesto Califunny peach cobbler were square!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 1788

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Alan, Here in the USA, most cars, almost from the beginning, had a "model" year. Usually, the "model" year would begin about September in the autumn months preceding the "calendar" year change. However, this has never been "officially" so, nor has it been in any way consistent or reliably so. Automo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: What is this?

Just glancing back at the picture. You have one of the little ones that goes over/around the end pin. It is wired into the center part of the larger one, but not a part of the larger one. A little tricky to figure out how that little thing goes on. Makes sense once you do figure it out.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: What is this?

There were several types of such devices made, and that is one of the worst, and most common. The problem is that it clamps onto the front axle and allows the tie rod to slide through it. The tie rod is made out of steel tubing, and not all that thick. As the rod slides, the side of the rod pressed ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Dave - Mark - Glen At Chaffin's Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Thank You Dave - Mark - Glen At Chaffin's Garage

Ed Archer introduced me to Glen Chaffin I think more than 40 years ago! I have met Mark and his wife a few times at Bakersfield. I have never bought a lot of stuff from any of the vendors (usually too broke to buy good stuff that way). But when I do, for most of 40 years it has been Chaffin's. Dave ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1904 Autocar parts
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: 1904 Autocar parts

Perhaps a silly question? Is this parts search any relation to a discussion currently on the AACA forum concerning a previously unidentified early frame and partial chassis? It may or may not be Autocar. You may want to check this. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/345332-can-anyone-identify-this-early-...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Edison 14 spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: WTB Edison 14 spark plug

I don't have any I want to sell, but if you are trying to match what you have? You should post a good photo or two, or a very good description including major dimensions, number of ribs (if any) near the top of the porcelain, and whether the base is "take-apart" or not. I have had, and seen, a fair ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it don't work the first time,try again and again
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: If it don't work the first time,try again and again

Very nice setup Scott. Boy, your side panel looked considerably worse than my '15's passenger side panel was. I did have to make a patch panel, and repair a break where the two pieces (front and rear pieces of the side panel) were originally spot welded together.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: If it don't work the first time,try again and again
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: If it don't work the first time,try again and again

My dad used to joke that if you made something too long, it would be difficult to make it right. However, if you made it too short, you could always scab a piece in to fix it!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

Happy birthday!
(Couldn't let this go by without shouting it out loud!)
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 990

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

Having over the years found a couple small bolts, a broken bolt head, nuts, several washers, a big cotter pin, in that little junk trap, no way I would recommend leaving the piece out! Like Rich B says, remove it if there is good cause to do so, but replace it. I braze them back in if need be. One e...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K.D. driving one of the rarest Ford’s on the planet, 1905 Model B.
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: K.D. driving one of the rarest Ford’s on the planet, 1905 Model B.

Wonderful! I hope it makes it to the OCF (this year or next?) so many people can see it, hear it, and watch it go! Historians need to correct their views on Ford's earlier large models and put them into the proper context of their time. As you said, technology in those years was changing very quickl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2418

Re: Accident today

R.V., Those "secret" names and numbers can be fun. And of course, one MUST be careful to not abuse the privilege. Many years ago, a lot of the work we did was "overseen" by the FCC. Along with that, my dad did do consulting work for some very special clients. Occasionally, we would run into someone ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2418

Re: Accident today

From the looks of that fender? Unless it was already in poor shape with lots of welds and too much filler, it should be an easy repair. About a day bolted to something solid (the frame?) and a come-along rigged in just the right direction. Pulling it back slowly while relieving stresses using the us...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Buick barn find
Replies: 42
Views: 5306

Re: 1916 Buick barn find

Wow Robert! Quite an accomplishment! I thought maybe you would be keeping this one. However it seems we cannot keep them all, can we.
Good luck with the model G. The learning curve working on the '16 should be of great value on the G. And the G is likely a bit less complicated and lighter.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Wood vs metal firewall for a TT

Wooden fire wall and beaded rear TT housings? Two pre-'23 details and a '24 engine? Other parts, fenders, hood shelves, frame to body brackets could pinpoint it closer, but I suspect your TT is early '20s with a later engine.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2418

Re: Accident today

I am so pleased that you are okay! The car can be fixed, and will probably be better than before after everything is checked, repaired,or replaced. Take it easy for a day or two.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: The File mystery

When I was a kid, I was taught that files were very valuable, and had to be treated like a fine instrument. It was basically true, good files were expensive, and using them incorrectly or tossing them in with wrenches and the like would ruin the edge quickly. I can see a kid being taught that way, a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 73
Views: 4685

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

"I inspected the differential thrust pins today: 5 are sheared off. Going to be fun drilling them out..." Probably just pressed in and not hardened steel. Sometimes once the drill bit begins to bite in, the remains of the pin just spins out. At least in the housings, the pin is stepped, with the bas...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Star Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Star Engines

I am pleased to hear that a lot of that stuff has gone to new homes! I have seen a few other postings and noticed a lot of good stuff in the backgrounds. I am currently not in a position to add to my project count.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Request for expert advice to help date a photo
Replies: 18
Views: 1077

Re: Request for expert advice to help date a photo

Yes a '23 T. Cars in those days got dirty fast on the unpaved roads they were mostly driven on. But the oily dirt gunk built up on the front hub takes a few years usually. The felt seals "usually" don't leak much for the first couple years (unless they have special grease fitting hub caps on them?)....
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is an original 1920 frame worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: what is an original 1920 frame worth?

Running board brackets? Which style? What about the spare tire and battery brackets? Fender brackets? Location makes a big difference. Some parts of the country have lots of frames, other areas seem to have nothing within hundreds of miles. I would imagine in this case it would be near Napa in Calif...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All the same. " NOT "!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: All the same. " NOT "!!!

Is it possible the door could be from a '14? The shape is very close, but the door hinge is a half inch off (higher if I recall correctly). Even among only '15 to '25s, the shape of doors does vary more than most would like to believe. When I got my '15 body (date coded February '15), we tried about...