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by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year do you call your Model T ?
Replies: 33
Views: 778

Re: What year do you call your Model T ?

No worries Jim P. Some silly reason my mind just seeks out history and relationships. I have been studying and refining what I think I know for a long time now. I edited out my opening statement as well. We can leave these two posts and make people wonder for years "What the blazes they talking abou...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.
Replies: 23
Views: 2940

Re: Goodbye Old Friend - Tire Report.

One year, one week, and several days between posts! A nearly seamless continuation.
Great stuff!
At the speeds driven, the country roads, and a capable driver? No serious risks running on such tires.
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday Clara belleview!
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Happy Birthday Clara belleview!

Clarabell the Clown was played by Bob Keeshan, who later went on to be Captain Kangaroo. Clarabell, silent except for mime and his musical horn throughout most of the shows years, said two words in the official final episode of Howdy Doody, "Goodbye kids"! Although I was reaching the age where I was...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year do you call your Model T ?
Replies: 33
Views: 778

Re: What year do you call your Model T ?

Automobile manufacturers have been putting out next year's model going back before Henry introduced the model T. While early advertising often doesn't say so, manufacturer's records that still exist sometimes do. This has been a real headache for the HCCA (Horseless Carriage Club of America) for sev...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year do you call your Model T ?
Replies: 33
Views: 778

Re: What year do you call your Model T ?

Bryan T, A couple misconceptions you should be made aware of. The 'true 1913' touring car body had a flaw in the design. When the earliest ones were only a couple months old, the rear sections were already beginning to sag, and would sometimes, even at the low speeds common in those days, on bumps a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 26-27 Steering Bracket work for a early steering column?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Will a 26-27 Steering Bracket work for a early steering column?

Ignacio, Lots of options. I have built five speedsters over the years. Cannot remember all the details of all of them. On one, I raised the bottom bracket enough that the upper (sideways) bolt went just over the top of the frame rail. I bent and bolted a flat steel (strap iron/bar stock) from one of...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will a 26-27 Steering Bracket work for a early steering column?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Will a 26-27 Steering Bracket work for a early steering column?

For a speedster, you will have some issues with holes not ling up almost no matter what you use! So drill holes to match, or add brackets. One of the biggest issues with building a speedster, is needing to lower the steering column angle. Part of what makes it difficult is that the pedals interfere ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early FMC - let's talk A. Y. Malcomson
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Early FMC - let's talk A. Y. Malcomson

I like the Aerocar advertisement, "Aerocar, built by practical men". Perhaps a jab at his former boss's wild excursions into racing and claims of going to build cars in numbers never thought possible? The 'legal notices' should carry some weight! Sounds like Malcomson was doing the kind of financial...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Share Your Tractor(s) - old ones that is ;-)
Replies: 94
Views: 8660

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

Wonderful story!
Tall tales? People that grew up in the right settings know these things really happened! Who needs fiction? I have dozens of stories I love to tell. Some my dad told for years before, and a lot I saw (or did!) myself.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 597
Views: 60606

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Hey there Dan H! I sure do like all the steam delivery car photos! Nice to see so many of them!
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early FMC - let's talk A. Y. Malcomson
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Early FMC - let's talk A. Y. Malcomson

I have many times wondered why Malcomson did what he did, in effect sneaking out and forming a competing company and therefore being pushed out of one of the most successful automobile companies of the day, or ever. I think, that this information paints a pretty accurate picture of the man. At least...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early FMC - let's talk A. Y. Malcomson
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Early FMC - let's talk A. Y. Malcomson

So much more interesting stuff! A lot of honesty and history mixed in the minutia.
Some stuff I have known. Some things I didn't. Always adding more.
Thank you Rob!
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Passenger side 1926-27 e-brake rod.
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Wanted: Passenger side 1926-27 e-brake rod.

1925 and earlier do have a kinked offset to clear the radius rods, and the angle of the clevis end piece does make them 'right' or 'left'. However, as Allan B says, easily altered to change sides. As I recall, the 1926/'27 E-brake rods have NO offsets to clear the radius rods because the brake arms ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the Road Again
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: On the Road Again

Very nice!
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Folks and Fords

Picture number 22, also posted 9:50am, a nice runabout with an accessory front bumper. Notice the headlamps have the green visors, a short-lived feature in only part of the 1921 model year. This car also has no oil sidelamps, indicating it has the starter-generator package. It also has the non-demou...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Folks and Fords

Next to last photo. THE R L TAYLOR MOTOR COMPANY building. Quite a lineup of cars parked in the street. Looks like a couple years old center-door sedan (faded paint), but otherwise not enough details about most of the cars. However, notice that far end of the line. Three chassis awaiting their futur...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Folks and Fords

The first picture, above Keith T's 1910, appears to be a 1920 to 1922 three panel rear tub (not absolutely sure about that?). With no oil sidelamps indicating an electrics (starter etc) package, however, square felloe non-demountable wheels! That was a very popular combination back in the days. I se...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Folks and Fords

21st picture, (9:50 am) is really neat! A touring car, year unknown, between 1917 and 1922 (likely earlier from looking at the wheels?), no 'electrics' package (no starter, generator, or battery). However it has an elaborate fixed top assembly with 'flexible' side windows that slide up into the roof...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Folks and Fords

Third picture down appears to be a 1915 or 1916 touring car. Is that a leather or imitation end cap on the seat upholstery?
It might be a studio photo?
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Folks and Fords
Replies: 31
Views: 971

Re: Folks and Fords

Fifth picture down, is a bit skewed. It almost makes the model T touring car look like a 1911/'12 Hupmobile model 20 touring car? However, what I find most interesting about the photo, is that one can clearly see the car has the 1913 style windshield, on the 1914 style body. I have seen that combina...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faster, Better or Cheaper- Pick Two
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Faster, Better or Cheaper- Pick Two

It is called 'efficiency'.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 597
Views: 60606

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Thank you Dan! That was pretty much what I was figuring also.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying my first Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: Buying my first Model T

So many wrong year parts. Seller doesn't know what year it is. Seller hasn't even the beginnings of a clue how to put the top up. Old restoration with too much wrong and too many unknowns. Without solid information that it is IN FACT a 1915, and in solid condition, that could have a few things repla...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting 1922 Engine Block, part2
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Interesting 1922 Engine Block, part2

An interesting example of why the casting dates and all those odd letters and numbers scattered around the block (and heads and other complicated castings). Some designated molds, others designate patterns which are basically a mold to make the mold. Patterns and molds can only be effectively used s...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Here's a tough ID. Help !!
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Here's a tough ID. Help !!

First thought? Winton. Very distinctive radiator. About a 1910.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Besides your T, what other Ford would you wish to own?
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Besides your T, what other Ford would you wish to own?

Any pre-T letter car! I believed the model K was misrepresented in the history books, even before Rob wandered into the dark side! If a wish could make it so, one of those would be my first choice. Any two cylinder model would be second choice. But I have always wanted a model N. Not hard to please,...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You can do anything with a Ford !!
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: You can do anything with a Ford !!

The second one is a 1912 torpedo roadster. Based upon the standard front fenders, and the higher seat sides. The 1911 is noticeably lower on the seat sides. Also, the straight windshield. The 1911 had a rakish look with the lower windshield angled back. The first one draws a question mark. Most like...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New cars for F.D.N.Y.
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: New cars for F.D.N.Y.

They look like modified 1911 open roadsters, similar to the better known 1911 torpedo roadsters, but without the body sides and doors. Notice the long, curved, fenders and short running boards common to both roadster styles. The runabouts had the regular fenders those years. I am wondering if the ga...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cross shaft the same for all years??
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Cross shaft the same for all years??

"EXCEPT. Dont accidently get one from a TT. Cam is quite a bit taller" And some are a slightly different angle I discovered after cutting a TT one down for one of my cars! I was able to heat it and bend it enough to correct the issue, but confirmed the difference with another TT cross shaft I had. I...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures past
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: Pictures past

Having zoomed in a couple times now on that early wreck of a new T, I have to say I think it is a 1910. The squared off no-bill front fenders caught my eye immediately when I first saw the picture. However, several details indicate the car is likely a late 1909 or 1910. Although details are not as c...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tyres after Brass era
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: White tyres after Brass era

And this illustrates what can be so interesting, and aggravating, about all this research. Bad enough that people remember things, but they remember them wrong. Someone goes digging through very old written records and finds so many 'facts'! People think "So THAT is how it really was!" However, some...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does the "D" stand for on this original 1913 brass steering column quadrant?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: What does the "D" stand for on this original 1913 brass steering column quadrant?

Trent B, Unfortunately, that has been a problem within the hobby for a very long time! Way too many details have been 'corrected' on model Ts because restorers wanted to make their car 'right'. Not many 1914 style open cars are left with their original early 1915 engines as they were installed while...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fix this ?
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: How do I fix this ?

What era fan and/or bracket? 1909 to about 1919? About 1918 to 1925? 1925 to 1927? If 1925 to 1927, which of at least three variations? The brass era brackets are almost fool-proof. The about 1918 to 1925 brackets can actually be put on backwards. I forget which way does what, but the forward to bac...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 597
Views: 60606

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

The Berkshire Lumber Co 5th wheel is bothering me a bit. Just trying to figure out what car that is under the front of the 5th wheel trailer? The front fender has the anti-vibration rib across the middle of the fender, added for 1913. The fender also appears to have the front 'bill', a 1912 feature....
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Engine Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 678

Re: 1914 Engine Questions

I would bet the lifters were machined flat before. They often wear that way. I dress them flat very carefully with a bench grinder when I rework an engine. Provided of course they have not become too short to reach the valve stems with proper clearance. The other best option is to buy good adjustabl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling on e bay
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Selling on e bay

John Codman, I have a great deal of respect for good teachers. And it sounds like you may be one. But have you ever lived in Califunny ? (I call it that for long-standing reasons!). Twenty to thirty years ago, our kids were in school here. My wife worked for the school district (in administration an...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving

Antique automobiles are wonderful things! They connect their caretakers to the world in ways almost nothing else can. Driving them connects one to the history and the world around them in unique ways. One becomes connected to the past, and to the future. One feels closer to the environment around th...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving

Seat belts in an antique automobile? I wouldn't under MOST conditions. For a child seat? Yes. For almost anything else ? No. But that is me. The fact is, that the car, the chassis, and the body are not designed for seat belts. Unless you have an engineer design and install them, they won't do much i...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving

Duel front wishbones? Yes. The early front end can under certain circumstances break into oscillation causing loss of control, and has in the past fifteen years resulted in several serious accidents and a few deaths. A Ruckstell? Depends upon where you will be driving the car most of the time. Hilly...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling on e bay
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Selling on e bay

When you have teachers and schools telling every child "Good job!" even when the math or spelling is wrong? You get arrogant jerks for adults that are too stupid to realize that they are idiots.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another what are these for ? small collared glass lens
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Another what are these for ? small collared glass lens

Aircraft? Boats? Motorcycles? Maybe. But those to me look like common commercial clearance lights as used on commercial vehicles, vans, box trailers, flatbed trucks and trailers beginning in the very late 1930s and all through the 1940s-1950s and 1960s. Harsh working conditions broke a lot of those ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More T pics
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: More T pics

Allan, Now, THAT is funny! I think?
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More T pics
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: More T pics

Number 15, the late 1926 or 1927 Fordor sedan. Looks like a very nice car. A lot of people today swear that all Fordor sedans from early in 1926 had wire wheels. This car has the nickel shell and headlamp rims, as well as a bar or brace between the headlamps. Whether the bar is Ford factory or after...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly

Ignacio, Hard to tell from the picture, but it appears that first rim is tweaked a bit. They can work fine if not too bad, however, sometimes the out-of-round turns into a bounce at speed. If the rims aren't too bad, the tire usually somewhat compensates for the rim's minor out-of-rounds. The commen...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: 21 inch split rim the Good the Bad the Ugly

The Ford 21 inch split rims are made of surprisingly soft steel. They are easy to distort using rim spreaders, blocks, and pry bars. They are also surprisingly easy to straighten. I rigged a compass, and drew a couple circles on a piece of cardboard (one centered inside the other) to match inner and...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More old Fords colorized
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: More old Fords colorized

Hey there Rob! No worries here. Just in my first half second glance my eye caught the other car and thought "That isn't a Ford?" I knew you wouldn't make such a mistake (me on the other hand?????). So another half second later I realized the car you were referring to was half hidden. The research yo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More old Fords colorized
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: More old Fords colorized

Just as a point of clarity. In the first photo the 3:31 pm post; "Frank Kulick seated on the large Ford Special racer at Algonquin hill climb, 1911. Ford had two racers at the event and the smaller one is parked across the street facing away:: Note that the obvious car "facing away" is not the other...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 for Rob
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: 3 for Rob

And what is that racing car next to the stripped down K touring car? By chance the 1905 Winton Vanderbilt racer?
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T vs Model K
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: Model T vs Model K

"There was very little about the Model K that would have made it a great success like the Model T, even if the price could have been lowered. It was expensive to buy, expensive to keep because of the heavy repair costs, and the comment is made in the book, that the reason so many survived was becaus...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Owner stays young at heart
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Owner stays young at heart

I have seen the later picture a few times before, and think I have a copy of it on my computer. The earlier version, I do not think I have seen before? However, having closely studied more than a thousand speedster pictures over the past decade or so, I can never be sure I have never seen it? It cer...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Water jacket rusted through
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Water jacket rusted through

Califunny does NOT like engine numbers! They WANT the number on the FRAME! Need I say more?
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T vs Model K
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: Model T vs Model K

The Ford model K was quite profitable for the two and a half (plus) years it was produced. So, why didn't Henry continue to build them? I think the main answer is that it wasn't the car Henry really wanted to produce. The model T Ford was. It had taken more than ten years of experimenting, promoting...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Photo aficionados: Daguerreotypes
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Photo aficionados: Daguerreotypes

Jim P, You, are a romantic!
A nice short and interesting history lesson!
Daguerreotypes are an often forgotten early form of photography.
And that is a beautiful picture.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: A real barn find

DD, That works also! I never watched "The 'A' team". But I did somehow catch that phrase in connection to the show. Probably saw and heard it in the commercials? And just so people don't get the wrong idea? I do like it when people 'preserve' cars that have passed that true preservation point. Model...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: A real barn find

Stan Howe said "I have yet to talk to any old person that said, I wish I had spent less time with my family, more time working and not spent money on foolish things like prom dresses and vacations with the kid." Guess you shouldn't talk to me. Sorry, been a bad day. I have argued in favor of preserv...
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring ahead-look back.
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Spring ahead-look back.

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by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring ahead-look back.
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Spring ahead-look back.

Photo 17, holding the radiator flag, looks Canadian right hand drive, however, look closer. The license plate says the photo is flipped, and it may be the California poppy from 1917.
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spring ahead-look back.
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Spring ahead-look back.

Another 28 neat photos! Number 20, looks like the car shined up nice! There MUST be a story behind those HATS!?
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Congratulations Erik Barrett On Your Retirement !
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: FJ - Congratulations Erik Barrett On Your Retirement !

I did not know he was retiring soon! I will have to wait a couple days and call him.
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4230

Re: Chickasha Report

I remember going to swap meets with a flashlight! People setting up in the dark an hour before sunrise, my friends and I wandering around looking in boxes as they were taken out of the truck. Flashlights all over the place looking in to see what sellers were digging out. Then staying, visiting, swap...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease Cup hitting
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Grease Cup hitting

"I moved the ball cap to the side to take the picture." For photo effect. The problem is simple. As Frank V E (Kerry) states and Frank B (TRDxB2) shows a picture of, you have the wrong grease cup. The correct one stands higher on tapered sides while yours flares straight out down low. It is too low ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4230

Re: Chickasha Report

I think Jay Leno wants to buy that!
Wish I were there.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autopolo with Model T Fords
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: Autopolo with Model T Fords

Susanne, I have often said that Calistoga was the most fun I ever had in my life, EVER!
If I had an appropriate car for that? I could get talked into it. I know I have enough right parts for one, but no time to put one together.
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Picture party
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Picture party

The other thread was 'More Pics', actually just under two weeks ago. https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19690 But let us see if we can get these photos closer together. 1913Trunaboutfront1.jpg 1913Trunaboutfront2.jpg 1913Trunaboutfront3.jpg Note the as-yet unidentified logo on the radiator...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Picture party
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Picture party

4th picture above, 1913 runabout with license number 4580 is the same car that two images were shown on a previous thread (I think about two weeks ago?). Interesting that it should show up separately?
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?
Replies: 31
Views: 1707

Re: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?

For a little comparison, I think I will post a few before and in process photos of my 1915 runabout. Mine wasn't in a fire, but I have restored panels and fenders from fire damage before. And my body had suffered from an attempt a few decades back by someone wanting to build a bucket T hot rod. Alon...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 114
Views: 5028

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

Yeah, that is looking really nice!
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title says "1926 Model T"
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Title says "1926 Model T"

Thirty to forty or more years ago, Califunny would title an old car running or not. Somewhat over twenty years ago, they changed the rules and will only title a car IF it is running and road-worthy. Personally, I would prefer to have a good title before I spend the time and money to restore the car....
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More early Fords in color
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: More early Fords in color

Neat stuff!
Thanks Rob.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X plug differences
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Champion X plug differences

As I recall (not absolutely certain?), the brass tops came out about 1920 or very shortly after. As for the longer reach? There must have been nearly a dozen minor variations over many years. I know I once had six of the things laying side by side on a table, and the reach on all six were different....
by Wayne Sheldon
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?
Replies: 31
Views: 1707

Re: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?

Like a couple others, I make my patch panels myself. Available patch panels I have seen others buy never looked that good to me, and the fit wasn't good. Since I work on a very tight budget, I figure I can spend less, and the time I usually spend making them isn't much more than I would waste on pho...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More early Fords in color
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: More early Fords in color

Neat stuff! Thanks Rob!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair small cracks in hubcaps headlight rims
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Repair small cracks in hubcaps headlight rims

For my 1913 and 1915 two Ts, I welded several brass hubcaps myself. It is tricky, heat must be very carefully controlled. I cleaned up a rear hub with longer than some threads. Threaded the hubcaps on, and used modern worm-screw hose clamps to pull the splits together and almost tight. I used standa...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Brass

1915 model T touring with very similar radiator and hood. This car also has upgraded fenders and a bumper. It may also have Firestone type demountable wheels.


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by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: Brass

If there is a real 1911 under there? That could be a really tough call? Make it a correct 1911? Or is it an era upgrade? That could make the car truly unique, in a special way that should be preserved that way? Lots of questions. I would say, IF the chassis is not a real 1911, and therefore not a re...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford, Frank Kulick, and early Fords like you may not have seen them before.
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: Henry Ford, Frank Kulick, and early Fords like you may not have seen them before.

Rob, I suspect that Cessna53195's question (posted 3-11-12:01 pm) "Rob is that a six cylinder model N ? The hood looks long...just wondering...Robert" was referring to the colorized photo and 'Ford Times' article from June 15, 1908 (Vol 1, number 5) you posted 3-11-9:31 am above. I had also noticed ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Model T wreck
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: 1911 Model T wreck

You can generally spot the electrified headlamps by the full reflectors near the front of the lamp door and lens. Acetylene gas lamps burn rather hot, and the Mangin mirrors or other reflectors need to be some distance back so that they do not burn, break, or smoke up. Electric lamp bulbs run consid...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: 1915 frame

Yes, the fender irons are bolted on. 3/8 bolts, 24 threads per inch if I recall correctly. Originally, they had castle nuts and cotter pins on the outside and underneath. If you aren't going for trophies or an OCD purist, standard nuts and lock washers work fine. Bolts should be grade 5 or equivalen...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found a few more pieces can anyone identify?
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Found a few more pieces can anyone identify?

I would imagine that you only have the one of those top saddles? Pairs are better to sell, as they made so many (hundreds!) of variations and finding two separate ones that match can be very difficult. I think this one is for a roadster. Most touring car saddles were longer/larger/taller (however yo...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found a few more pieces can anyone identify?
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Found a few more pieces can anyone identify?

Pretty sure the first four are mounting brackets for after-market headlamps. Probably for drum style lamps as that was what I saw on some very similar brackets. A truss rod crosses in front of the radiator to reduce vibration and maybe mount the license plate. Brackets and headlamps had a dished mat...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: 1915 frame

If you have use of an oxy/acetylene torch? Rivets can be done hot. Rivets can also be done cold. There are advantages to either one, and debates still rage on about which is better. My point is, that even without a torch, riveting can be done by almost anybody, especially with a little help. I usual...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Porcenlin liscense plate restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Porcenlin liscense plate restoration

Interesting. I wonder if it could have been a variation of the epoxy? Or the enamel? The enamel I used was Rustoleum oil base or a knockoff. The epoxy I think was the slow set two ton off clear.
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 114
Views: 5028

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

I too keep checking in on your progress! Looking good! I was doing that a bit over a year ago on my 1915 Ford runabout. Fun isn't it. Stretch, pull, move shift, tack, pull, remove tack, shift, tack again. After a couple days? It didn't look too bad. And I made my upholstery myself using scraps lefto...
by Wayne Sheldon
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Porcenlin liscense plate restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Porcenlin liscense plate restoration

I just used some enamel paint I had left over. Mixed about 50/50 for the final color coat. I didn't know what to expect, but I thought it came out pretty good. It has been hanging on my barn door for about five years now.
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Porcenlin liscense plate restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Porcenlin liscense plate restoration

"Is it possible to restore enamel signs and license plates with actual fired enamel?" I am not an expert on this, however, I have read several debates on that subject on this and other forums in past years. The general consensus of opinion seemed to mostly believe that the required heating of the ba...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the bikers
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: For the bikers

The 'Flying collie'? (Or lookalike?)
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for 1913 Roadster and Touring body wood plans. Are my projects pointless now?
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Are my projects pointless now? Looking for 1913 Roadster and Touring body wood plans

Hey there Benji! How desperate are you? How creative are you? Are you fairly good with problem solving? Years ago, I was considering putting together a 1915 runabout. I found an old set of wood plans for 1915 through 1921 runabouts, and got them. The plans I got were old, issued by Harrah's research...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: More pics

Allan, Both the pictures aren't clear enough for me to figure out what the thing/logo/initials whatever are, but I do not recognize it. Things like that were fairly common in this country back in the 1910s. Not only could one buy their car's maker name (marque), one could order special cut personal ...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: More pics

Hey there Tim J!
How is that leg doing after the Fordson tried to rip it half off?
Looking good in that Aeronca!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More pics
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: More pics

Another bunch of wonderful photos! Pictures five and six center-door sedans are interesting. Both with oil sidelamps and 30X3 front wheels indicating that they are 1917 or 1918 models. Picture number six shows the car with visor headlamp lenses of the style used for a short time in 1920, but the ove...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floyd Clymer
Replies: 33
Views: 1207

Re: Floyd Clymer

In his later years, he was also the owner of a small publishing company, producing many thousands of copies of hundreds of books on many subjects. A lot of the books were written by him, on various automotive subjects. They also published books by other authors including reprints of historic automot...
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.
Replies: 24
Views: 991

Re: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.

Great stuff Rob H and John S !!
Than you both.
Amazing to see the K racer there a year after breakdown and presumed junked!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 46
Views: 1816

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

Susanne, I have heard several tales like that over the years. I was also told many years ago that a half load of cattle was the only thing worse than a half full tanker truck!
by Wayne Sheldon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Cattle Trailer
Replies: 46
Views: 1816

Re: Model T Cattle Trailer

That has got to be one of the neatest trailers I have ever seen to pull behind a model T! You might not want to consider carrying full grown cattle in that, but a couple calves, sheep, or hogs? Why not? "History in the context of its day" again. Poking along at twelve miles per hour was great when a...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.
Replies: 24
Views: 991

Re: 100 year ago today, 03-05-1921. However, this story begins in 1906.

Wonderful stuff! This K special has intrigued me for several years. I have a couple photos of it on my computer (harvested from the internet a few years back) and have read some of the information before. It is nice to see this tied up and corroborated nicely. People don't realize that automotive te...
by Wayne Sheldon
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2021 BAKERSFIELD SWAP MEET-BACK ON- PLEASE READ!!
Replies: 46
Views: 3192

Re: 2021 BAKERSFIELD SWAP MEET-BACK ON- PLEASE READ!!

There will be a lot of lingering issues due to this whole covid mess! I am sure the date wasn't an option this year, and it may be necessary to get a foot in the door to get it and keep it going. I also think that the Arizona meet has wonderful possibilities, both short and long term. I wish I could...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

The color DOES effect the value, whether people like it to or not. The simple fact is, that if a collector car is painted an appropriate/correct color, it will appeal to many thousands of hobbyists and collectors that want their car to be correct. Any collector car painted in a wrong color, will onl...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I D car.
Replies: 39
Views: 1557

Re: Help I D car.

A real puzzler. I know I have seen that steering wheel on something, just can't remember where or what it was on. The switches box on the side of the steering column was a common type used on numerous makes for several years. They were a quick add-on when a lot of manufacturers suddenly had to incor...
by Wayne Sheldon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 engine serial number placement
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: 1912 engine serial number placement

1912 was a very interesting year, engine block wise. In the course of less than one year, the serial number was located in four different places! The earlier production (mostly late calendar 1911 '12 models) had the serial number located below the front of the valve chambers next to the timing gear,...