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by Cigarboxrob
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

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

TRD Bx2-I was actually just looking into similar products!
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

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

....Charlie, as a fella originally promised the top irons in an online “con,” I’ve learned to expect the worst-But appreciate the best! Since it appears the original company that made replica ‘26-7 top irons decided to discontinue them, *none* of the major parts suppliers seem to have them in stock-...
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fed-Ex!!!! How *could* you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

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

...I thought I’d hit the jackpot when a member sent me a PM that a set of top irons for my ‘26 had popped up online-And the bends, breaks and folds were simply: “Character.” I bought them before I could blink. ....Today, they arrived-I noted the crushed box with multiple rips. My heart sank. Opening...
by Cigarboxrob
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....An out of the blue success!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 545

....An out of the blue success!!!

....I had lost hope on finding top irons for my 1926 Touring; I’d set an alert on auction sites, but nothing. I noted a PM from Bob with a hyperlink-He found a set for sale! ....My fingers flew and my credit card digits were entered in no time at all. A new-to-me set of irons are on their way! I hav...
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Interchangeability.
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Top Interchangeability.

....Although I’ve seen some aspects of this topic beaten like a dead horse, I’ve never received a proper answer. ....I’m the owner of a 1926 Touring; I was originally promised top irons for my car, but they never materialized. As 1926-27 cars are a bit different than earlier variants, may any other ...
by Cigarboxrob
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need 1926 Trans band fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Need 1926 Trans band fabric

....Due to the shortage, my brake drum has a *huge* valley and is at risk for cracking caused by a “SPOT,” or: “Stupid Previous Owner Trick.” Because we have the larger drums, I’m actually working on plans for a cheap and non-intrusive pedal-activated actuator; For now? My: “Brake” is my left hand. ...
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Top Irons for a ‘26 Touring. All conditions considered.
Replies: 0
Views: 153

WTB: Top Irons for a ‘26 Touring. All conditions considered.

....Let me know what you’ve got! (If you’ve got em!’) I can’t afford to spring for a new set, so I’m hoping someone may have a not-so-perfect set taking up real estate in their garage somewhere! Thanks in advance!
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Re: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

“Dr. Dave!” ...When my Grandpa had the junkyard in East Brunswick, Fingers did our Bentley’s radiator! His work was *Awesome* back then! As you know? I’m between jobs at the moment, so it’s out of the question...But? If I visit the area, if you need any tasty Russian fare like kielbasa? Let me know ...
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

...Bad Ford-BAD FORD!!!!!

...The Model T began to sputter and die...Could it be a bad ignition switch? Going to magneto yielded no results. “...C’mon, little fella!!!!” I pleaded. “If you’re good and we make it home, I’ll get ya a nice treat!” ...My girlfriend was not amused; “BABE!!!!” She pointed-“I think it’s giving you t...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Re: ...Who were those masked men???

....I’m *still* stuffed from lunch! A special thanks to our: “Boys in Blue” for not running the tags or clocking our speed! They simply smiled-And waved! ....The next time you’re in the area? May I recommend: “Lucky Bones?” Or? The Lobster House....But? If we go to The Lobster House, let’s leave our...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Who were those masked men???
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

...Who were those masked men???

...And so, I sat with my monument to stupidity; A Model T in absolutely *no* danger of starting; All seemed hopeless. “That’s it!” I thought to myself: “....You’re not even capable of running off to join the circus....!” “....We’ll be down on Sunday if that’s okay.” Was the PM I received from Dave Y...
by Cigarboxrob
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years

....I’m jealous over *both* of those fine machines! Felicitations!!!
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

....I was afraid someone would say that!
by Cigarboxrob
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

...Holy switch, Batman!!!!!

....Ahhhh....Nothing like a break in the weather to work on my old ‘Tin Lizzie,’ right? So, I have a few forum members coming to have a look at my ‘26 Touring on Sunday to lend a helping hand-Something I greatly appreciate the camaraderie of the members of this club! Before they do head down, howeve...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”

....Thanks, Norm! ....I don’t care if the irons aren’t “perfect,” rather that I can have a top on my car....We have a welding shop, so if the mounting points are close enough? I can feel confident spending $300.00 versus $1,000.00! I’ll post an ad in the: “Wanted to Buy” section, but if I don’t get ...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: ....Riding the short buss....!!!

....Dave, I appreciate the offer for help! ....If you can swing by one Sunday or Wednesday, let’s get her sorted out! As mentioned, I had to spend *double* my sales tax rate, but it looks like Vermont will issue registration and tags as an: “Out-Of-State” applicant in the next two weeks. To anyone s...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”

....Sorry, Jeff! Just seeing if a set built for a ‘22-5’ will fit on my 1926 touring after I got *skunked* on a bad eBay deal! I already got beat out of $1,100.00 just to *try* to get a title! And no-I’m not “outing” the member.
by Cigarboxrob
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

....Beating a: “Dead Horse!”

....On another note that will probably cause eyes to roll: ...When I bought my car, the seller on eBay stated: “Includes a new convertible top and top irons which haven’t been sorted out.” ...The day the car was picked up, the seller texted me: “This is horrible-I paid a kid to clean out my garage a...
by Cigarboxrob
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: ....Riding the short buss....!!!

....Small world/Small State! ....It was great meeting both Dave and Scott today-And realizing that I’d met Dave and Cathy a few years back! Your cars are *amazing,* and my colleagues *all* fell in love with the two lovely Model T’s on the way to my small island! ....I’ll be working on Model T events...
by Cigarboxrob
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ....Riding the short buss....!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 797

....Riding the short buss....!!!

....Good morning, all! ....Good morning, Model T... ....What’s that all over the floor? ....Coolant? For me? You shouldn’t have! *Grumbles.* Okay, let’s see if this new switch is any good-Presto! *Rrr-Ruggg-Rrrrrrugggg....Smoke.* Okay, starter-Let’s see something-YEEEEOOOOWWWWCHH!!!! That terminal i...
by Cigarboxrob
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

48-hours later, I heard: R-R-R-Ruh-Ruh-Ruh-Ruh..... ....Then? The heel of my shoe caught on fire. The BRAND NEW starter switch was smoking hot enough-Once again, and I’ll provide PHOTOS of both the *auction,* and his “Hand-written notes suggesting I: “Convert to 12v for more reliable starting.” The ...
by Cigarboxrob
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

....After 30-hours on the charger, the engine sluggishly turned two complete revolutions. No start. So much for the: “New Battery.” It’s most likely sulfated, (Although, in all fairness, it does look new, but I’ve had “brand new” batteries test defective-Only our dealership tester is only good for 1...
by Cigarboxrob
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

Hiya, Scott and all-I was upset last night, but I never consider anything you say: “Harsh,” rather a bit of: “Passed-down experience.” ....As far as being unfamiliar with starting a Model T, I work for a dealership that uses a 1918 “Speedster/Pickup” hybrid body that was homemade by one of our body ...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

....Hank, I’m about to do just that. I have *pages* of texts-Plus the auction description itself. Plus? Photos of the cashier’s check made out to him, and so much more. His rear end? Is *Toast.* Sadly, I think I’m *done* with Model T’s. This was the *second* bad title I’d encountered-The first was i...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

....To make matter a worse? Once the dealership found out about the title issue from the title clerk? I lost my: “Garage.” I now have to pay for storage.
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

....Scott, I agree-Except that I’m not paying a *dime* to ship it back for a *lie* on *his* part-Plus? “...He has a brother in law in the towing business.”
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: .....The Battle Continues....!

Thanks, Hank! ...Any ideas how to check for a prior 12V conversion? Based on the lack of honesty thus far, I believe that the car may have been converted in the past and the seller simply got caught up in his own lies and forgot or simply didn’t know....And the “....New 6V battery” is really under p...
by Cigarboxrob
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: .....The Battle Continues....!
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

.....The Battle Continues....!

....Hello, my Model T ‘family!’ Happy Holidays to all! ....I’m having a blue Christmas. That’s bleeding green-As in: “Money.” ....As many of you have PM’d me about “my” car, I was and am the victim of illegal title jumping on a closed title. Neither the previous owner nor the eBay seller have come f...
by Cigarboxrob
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1994

Re: Your thoughts please.

....Bud, as I deal with my: “Nightmare T,” (That’s another story.) my company has a plywood-bodied custom pickup that we were able to start easier by changing the oil to 0-20w in colder temperatures-To quote Archimedes: “Give me a lever long enough and I can move the world.” To quote a man who had t...
by Cigarboxrob
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

Hi, Scott! ....Because the man who “owned” the car and consequently sold it to me on eBay never titled the car in his own name, I skipped him altogether and reached out to the original titled owner in Washington State; With any luck? He’ll help. The EBay seller most likely would not satisfy the sale...
by Cigarboxrob
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

No luck with Motor Vehicle; I reached out to the original owner-I’m hoping that if I offer to pay him to obtain a duplicate title as well as for his time and troubles, he’ll be willing to do me a favor on this one!
by Cigarboxrob
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

....I’ve bought two cars: “Sight Unseen” in the past-Both were good experiences. In my Model T search? I spoke to many great people. This car was represented as: “Needing nothing,” “ready to run and won’t need work as many do.” (Many of you saw the EBay Auction and have DM’d me about it.) I’d lost t...
by Cigarboxrob
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

....I’m *petrified* to invest a cent or a moment’s worth of time more into “my” car if I can’t prove it’s “mine.” May I ask the forum for help? May I post the name of the last *Titled* owner of my car from Washington State to see if he’s a member? Thoughts? I’ll pay for the duplicate title myself. I...
by Cigarboxrob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

And do you mean Mike? He’s a good guy. I wanted to reach out to him.
by Cigarboxrob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

...It *was* a West Coast car-But that name hasn’t crossed my path yet. The car seems to have been sold every year...Given the large “kill switch,” I suspect it’s also been an electrical nightmare.

...That said? “Howdy, neighbor!”
by Cigarboxrob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

....Interesting question: ....As today’s rainstorm stopped all hopes of pushing her outside for an attempted start, I’m still thinking of options involving the title mishap-The seller of the car has been a good fellow thus far, but I’m thinking about a: “Plan B.” It was suggested to me that I can ti...
by Cigarboxrob
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

I actually tried jacking the rear and chocking the front wheels-Then engaging neutral as well as high gear-No luck on crank or battery. ....My car has been converted to coil and distributor...I’m actually going to replace the starter switch tomorrow and make sure everything is connected-Tightly. The...
by Cigarboxrob
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

....I got the car a few days ago-I only found out about the title when the transporter handed me the paperwork. The previous “owner” had filled their information in the “buyers” section from the original owner-Both being out-of-State. The man who sold me the car never signed, however. But their nick...
by Cigarboxrob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

....Sadly, this is a bad start. ....I had asked the seller if the title was good and clear-The seller responded: “Yes, perfect-I never even switched it into my name.” It’s a whole no bueno situation. The point may be moot if I can’t register the car...There are a lot of moving parts in this equation...
by Cigarboxrob
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

Hello, everyone out there in Model T land! After intently watching from the sidelines, (Especially during TROG.) I’ve decided to finally pull the trigger and adopt my first T-A 1926 Touring car.... ....After a few hitches pulled by some unscrupulous “transportation broker/Jokers,” the car is due to ...