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by Jeff Perkins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19

Just got my order from Snyder’s yesterday.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your special T....
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Your special T....

I bought my “1913” model T a year ago. I sent a picture of it to Erik Johnson who immediately identified the car as one his father Bob bought off a farm in July 1951 as a 19 yr. old enthusiast. Same car same driver 68 years later.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘13/‘14 Radiator F/S
Replies: 0
Views: 214

‘13/‘14 Radiator F/S

Radiator from my 1913 put together runabout. Lots of patina, lots of repairs, holds water and really does not look too bad. It has the Ford # on the top tank so likely is an original shell. No gas tube present. Would look good and fit well on an old T. $400.00 plus shipping. PM or [Scampoutatcomcast...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 88
Views: 2046

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Both of my antique cars and legally registered with YOM plates
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6387

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

New radiator (from Brassworks via Birdhaven) was installed Sunday.
Kinda like putting a silk bow on a sow..........
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6387

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

I was going to install a new radiator in my Model T. As soon as the hood and old radiator were removed I took one look at the motor and ugh, it needed a painting pretty badly. So, there it is. Now I have to coat the intake/exhaust manifolds with high heat paint and reassemble. Should be on the road ...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2304

Re: radiator prices

I would also like to add I have purchased a radiator from Berg’s in the past and it was nothing short of perfect!
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6387

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

A most pleasurable task was accomplished today. I woke my Model T up from its’ winter nap and prepared it for the coming driving season.My son stepped right up and offered to take it for a shakedown cruise. I planned on being the copilot until the queen of their household pulled rank on me. Needless...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2304

Re: radiator prices

Mark Nunn wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:14 pm
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Four weeks? I ordered mine 6 weeks ago and I'm still waiting. Of course, Brassworks charged my credit card on day 1.
Birdhaven did tell me six to eight weeks for delivery.
Mine was four weeks and Birdhaven did not charge me until it was delivered!
Same price as Brassworks too.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2304

Re: radiator prices

I just received my new Brassworks radiator ordered through Birdhaven Auto Parts. It took FOUR weeks and fit perfectly. Yes, it was expensive but that is the price of admission today.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Minnesota Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Minnesota Swap Meet

Yes, the swap is Saturday April 18 at Bob’s farm. Hope to see you and Bernie there. Hopefully Bob will chime in with any additional details.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Multiple coils
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Multiple coils

Just one of many examples of what is old is new on today’s automobiles!
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

Keith,
I have never had a problem nor have observed any “ballooning” with my dust covers on any open Model T I have had. Last week I just had my runabout drive by my house at about 30 mph, wife taking video. All looked normal, even the driver!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NRS Project FS in Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: NRS Project FS in Canada

C’mon Wayne....don’t let those little things get in your way😀😀😀!
That project is not for the faint of heart!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Magazine
Topic: I'm sure looking forward to the next issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: I'm sure looking forward to the next issue

Another Rich Eagle painting the I love.....that makes how many???
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

“But then, ya' never know, right?”

Harold....The longer I have populated this planet more coincidental things seem to pop up. You got it....one never knows!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

RV,
In the course of my Model T ownership years I have had two 1914 Tourings which were 74 #’s apart, motors cast on the same day. One had a Wilson body, other was a Pontiac body.
That and a buck will get me a coffee!

I would be thrilled if I actually found one of these cars!
Jeff P.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved cars, actual first date of production?
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Improved cars, actual first date of production?

I have a friend who has a very early improved 1926 Tudor. His firewall has the holes for a firewall mounted coil box with very old and hard rubber plugs in them. His actual coil box is in the correct location.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

Keith, I do not know nor am I aware of when the first starter equipped cars were made. I did glean this from McCalley’s book: “The last of the non starter cylinder castings and transmission covers were made on May 28, 1919 and from then, on all cars, starter or not,used the starter type cylinder cas...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 586

1919-20 Model T Invoices

I have a friend who has approximately 20 invoices of T's sold through Auto Service Company of Copas, MN. He allowed me to make copies. Hopefully someone will have one of these cars. Most all list the name of the original purchaser of the cars. Some invoices have two or three cars listed on them. Her...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6751

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Finished up my total rebuild of the front suspension, all bushings replaced and new spindles. Also included disassembly of the spring and painting it with slip-kote. Took the car out for a spin (26deg.F.) and it drove very nice. I really noticed the difference.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Ford Model T Touring. $8,000 SOLD!
Replies: 16
Views: 2826

Re: 1923 Ford Model T Touring. $8.000

Patience my friend, patience. Your presentation is very good but it takes time to sell. Not everyone reads the forum every day. The stats below were at the time of my post. Good Luck with your sale, it looks like a great deal at 8K. “ In total there are 161 users online :: 28 registered, 2 hidden an...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4662

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

This past Wednesday I stopped by Classtique to see Mike and pick up my new top boot for my runabout. Fits perfectly.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit thrust washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1225

Re: Babbit thrust washers

I recently joined this fraternity when I disassembled the rear on my ‘13 Runabout. This washer was intact, the other was in crumbs at the bottom of the differential.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1911 parts, E & J headlights & more
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: WTB 1911 parts, E & J headlights & more

I suggest you call Bob 507-458-6778. He does not do text or PM.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Touring for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 2921

Re: 1922 Touring for sale.

Scott, Thank You for the clarification. It looks like a very nice car. To the owner: Good Luck with the sale!
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1922 Touring for sale.
Replies: 10
Views: 2921

Re: 1922 Touring for sale.

One man top and slanted windshield would indicate a 1923-25 body??
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Which hook for 1915?

Steve, PM sent......
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Only 81 days left
Replies: 15
Views: 1473

Re: Only 81 days left

It’s a terrible swap meet. Marietta is a historical town, and history is bunk! What a waste of time ! Too much good food to eat, the inside of the huge building is so much warmer than the freezing outside. The club members that put it on are way too friendly. There are far too many neat things to d...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sieger Depot Hack Bodies
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Sieger Depot Hack Bodies

Does anyone know if John Sieger is still building these bodies? He is/was located in Missouri.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4077

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Great idea Neal! The person who restored my Model A 25 years ago did something similar.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4077

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Complete rebuild of the front suspension on my 1913 Runabout.......
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1984

Re: Your thoughts please.

Sadly life moves on. Making adjustments to compensate can be difficult. The seniors I know (including myself) who can make adjustments seem to do better. Those who don’t struggle more. I would definitely install an electric starter and continue to enjoy living and driving my (your) special Model T.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Talk about speedsters please

This is one that I really like......
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

My former 1912 had the slight bend to the rods.....can’t remember the construction detail.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 2941

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I have an 800 sq. ft. shop insulated well with a natural gas forced air furnace hung from the ceiling. A ceiling fan helps circulate the warm air and drive it down to the (cold) cement floor. I keep the thermostat at 45 F. all night and put it at 60 F. for daytime use. A comfortable place to work on...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2891

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

The best “oil” I have for restoring leather and softening leather in my cars is rendered bear fat. Really. A bottle was given to my F-I-L years ago by an Indian from Northern Minnesota. This is a native tradition from long ago. Gary in turn passed it along to me for my cars. I have used it often on ...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2891

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Quote Wayne Sheldon...” One line of advice though. If you plan on driving the car much AT ALL? Remove those front shock absorbers! ” Bob, I had one “crack” on my ‘14 I bought from Mike S. a few years go. Yes, get rid of the fronts when you can. I have a pair of NOS early spring perches I will give t...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing

Yes, Walter was one of the 14 founding members of the AACA.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo: 1941 AACA Outing

It seems so rare that old photographs are properly noted on the back. These are really interesting on both sides. Nice find!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

Re: My techy son and my speedster

My son is an accomplished machinist and (mad!) fabricator who will make anything I need for my cars....I just have to give him a drawing or blueprint. It often takes me longer to do that than for him to make the part! Peter and I (and many others I’m sure) are fortunate to have sons involved with th...
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc
Replies: 11
Views: 969

Re: repo babbitt bushings and axle disc

This fall I disassembled and inspected the differential in my 1913 Runabout. This thrust washer was the good one, the other was in very fine crumbs all over inside. I am now a member of the “Loyal Order of the Babbitt”. Oh, well, at least I am not yet a member of the two piece crankshaft club!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 6815

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

As long as the rear axle on my ‘13 runabout is out for a rebuild I removed the rear spring. A good inspection after cleaning revealed no damage. A nice coat of slip-plate was applied and I will reassemble and install when dry.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Anyone want to venture a guess on what this axle is for?

See picture, top axle is Model T, bottom looks exactly like a T but shorter. It has not been cut or welded. Is it for a clown car? How about a FWD conversion? Opinions please!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly

Brendan, PM and email sent......
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 563

WTB Model T Rear Axle Assembly

I would like to buy a Model T rear end, small drum style, assembled. Can be A fresh rebuild or a KNOWN good condition used one. I do not want to get involved with shipping, I wish to inspect. I will pickup if in the eastern half of Minnesota or central/western Wisconsin. Do you have a rebuilt rear a...
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north
Replies: 33
Views: 2116

Re: Crivitz Wisconsin and farther north

That is a great choice of destination for you and your T. We vacation there often, traffic is generally light and there is plenty to see and do. We have come across Model T tours in progress several times over the years, participants say it is one of the best places to drive your T. We again will va...
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 6815

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Time for a little “exploratory surgery” to see what we have inside.......also preparing the A for its winter nap.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts

Contact info?? I have tried email and PM, no response!
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

Re: FS 1923 Depot Hack parts

Clay, I sent a PM a couple of days ago......
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 4459

Re: Post your favorite sign

Spotted these two in Cuba:
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by Jeff Perkins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 2372

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

Great read Dave! You and Steve J. Are the epitome of troupers, facing each challenge and keeping your humor. BTW the top prop knobs are on the way, one for a spare.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 301296

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, Thank You for posting your great pictures AND for identifying cars and people when you can. Jeff P.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why great cars don't sell?
Replies: 34
Views: 3115

Re: Why great cars don't sell?

In 10-20 years when a lot of us are gone 80’s and 90’s cars will be the coming attraction. Time will tell. I think this scenario is happening now.....I often drive my 1991 Miata to evening cruise ins and the younger crowd is all over it. The last event I drove it to there were three others like it!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

Re: New London New Brighton

Congratulations on finishing the run with your CDO......was looking for you to get a picture of you in car but we left around 5:00 when the heavy rains came through.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

Re: New London New Brighton

I drove it in my Curved Dash Oldsmobile. The usual great organization, support from police, and enthusiasm from bystanders. A wonderful assortment of early cars. The rain wasn't quite biblical, but it seemed that way sometimes. I didn't get to a hot shower until 9:30 pm. When I finally got undresse...
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

Re: New London New Brighton

Last three.....
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

Re: New London New Brighton

More......
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

Re: New London New Brighton

Here are some random pictures.......an off and on rainy afternoon which did not dampen the enthusiasm of the drivers or spectators.[image][/image]
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 2122

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

Bud, Is this similar to what you saw?
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

Re: New London New Brighton

I plan on attending and will post some pictures from this event on a new posting.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8894

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Erik and his father Bob Johnson stopped by to see my 1913 Runabout. Bob originally found the car beside a barn in dilapidated condition back in July 1951. B/W picture of him behind the wheel after getting the remains running. He sold the car and after 68 years and several owners (plus a “re-body”) h...
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8894

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Greg, you are a great ambassador for our hobby!
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI 2019 Red Dirt Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: MTFCI 2019 Red Dirt Tour

I presume that was GtE’s 1914 Touring in the lighthouse picture........nice car!
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB....Used Runabout Top Boot for 1917-22 T
Replies: 1
Views: 276

WTB....Used Runabout Top Boot for 1917-22 T

I would like to find a used Top Boot for a 1917-1922 Runabout. Worn, small tears, tarnished hardware OK. That would fit with the rest of the car. PM or [Scampout at Comcast dot net] Thank You MTFCA!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Model T Video on PrewarCar.com
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Nice Model T Video on PrewarCar.com

Here is a link to the video in the title which by the way “stars” a noted Model T Man from Kansas:
https://www.prewarcar.com/independence-day-drive
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firewall oil can mounting?
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Firewall oil can mounting?

I have noted oil can + holder on many different brands of vehicles. They were mounted on both R and L side of motor, seemed quite random. I have also seen a double oil can holder mounted on the frame (under the hood) on a 1912 Hudson.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 87 today
Replies: 33
Views: 2840

Re: I am 87 today

Darel will be driving his Model A Roadster in the Afton, Mn. 4th of July parade. That is about a 90 mile round trip plus driving in the parade. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the one of the most indefatigable persons I have known in my life!!
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top damage - needs re-blacking
Replies: 8
Views: 1265

Re: Top damage - needs re-blacking

Greg, I also have had success using shoe polish for cosmetic top and boot repair.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3985

Re: Montana 500 First Day Photos and Videos

Happy to see “Moon” Mullins is there......a very nice car.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance: does anyone use Grundy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Insurance: does anyone use Grundy?

Every year before renewal time I review my collector car values and shop around for rates. Here is what I have for this year....
Cars: 1913 T, 1930 A, 1991 Miata.
Grundy $180.00
Competitor A $217.00
Competitor B $213.00
I renewed with Grundy for the 25th year.....never have had a claim.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

I got mine with dust jacket for $2.00 plus tax at the local antique shop......
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Why am I adjusting my low pedal so much?

I had a similar problem about 20 years ago on my T......broken band! George possibly has it right.....pull the band and check it.....ugh!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter on 1912
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: Starter on 1912

This according to Royce Peterson in a post dated December 14, 2015 : “The only coil rings that need changing are the 1914 - 1918 oval shaped units made before the starter was available in 1919. If you have the round single or double stacked coil rings used in 1909 - 1913 they will clear a starter wi...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...
Replies: 26
Views: 3204

Re: I was a bit surprised at the club meeting...

While driving through Kansas a few years ago we happened to drive through Flint Hills. Never realized how beautiful that area is, looks like a great place to drive a Model T!
by Jeff Perkins
Wed May 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Two 30x3 brass stem tubes F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Two 30x3 brass stem tubes F/S

Back to page one.....
by Jeff Perkins
Wed May 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you register your old plates?
Replies: 29
Views: 2430

Re: Do you register your old plates?

Jason is right, Minnesota is pretty relaxed about titles and YOM plates, although one must be accurate with details. I was able to easily get a bonded title for my 1913 T and register it with a YOM plate. This plate was originally issued to Peter Iverson from Watson Mn. for his 1912 Overland per Eri...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed May 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Two 30x3 brass stem tubes F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Two 30x3 brass stem tubes F/S

Two NOS tubes, metal stem, one stamped “made in USA”, one unmarked as to origin. $75.00 for the pair, this INCLUDES postage to anywhere in the continental United States. PM or [Scampout at Comcast dot net].
by Jeff Perkins
Wed May 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 342
Views: 32222

Re: Foto of the Day

Thanks to Steve and Rich for the home screen shots......
by Jeff Perkins
Mon May 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted....One Michelin Valve Stem Cap
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Wanted....One Michelin Valve Stem Cap

Found! Thank You Layden.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat May 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted....One Michelin Valve Stem Cap
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Wanted....One Michelin Valve Stem Cap

I am seeking one Michelin brass stem cap (2-3/8") and winged base to fit a brass valve stem. Someone “borrowed" one of mine.
PM to me with picture (if possible) and price including postage. Picture below is what I am looking for. Thanks MTFCA!
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T swapmeet.
Replies: 18
Views: 2972

Re: Model T swapmeet.

No matter how busy Bob was running the event he always has a little time to search for the bargains!
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 2062

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

Mark, we are currently making a wood running board toolbox for our RPU and will use boiled linseed oil for the exterior parts. It does seem to take “a month of sundays “ to dry but we have always liked the look when done. Good choice in my opinion. JP
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Accessory I have never seen....

This was inside my Runabout I bought recently. Put my hat in place and immediately thought of Steve Jelf! Anyone else have one of these!
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout
Replies: 54
Views: 6145

Re: WTB '26 or '27 touring or runabout

Tom,
I know that car and know the owner, I looked at the car and photographed it two weeks ago. The car is outstanding and the workmanship (done by Gary) is second to none. Add side curtains and it would make an excellent tour car. At 12K it is a steal.
Regards, Jeff P.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others

Mark Gregush has been very helpful with pictures and measurements from his p/u as I start on my project pickup.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 1675

Re: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others

Perhaps one of the most well known cutoffs.....Otis
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Clymer’s Model T Motor Scrapbook
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Clymer’s Model T Motor Scrapbook

Sold....Thanks Bill!
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Clymer’s Model T Motor Scrapbook
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Clymer’s Model T Motor Scrapbook

Original edition, excellent condition, slightly faded cover. These originals are slightly larger than the reprints. Easier to read!
$25.00 includes postage in the continental USA. PM for interest. Thank You MTFCA!
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 14925

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Just bought this one and brought it home. It was sitting in a home garage near me for 30 years. Needs a good cleanup and then we will try to get it to run. Should be fun!
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Line Details For Headlights
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: Gas Line Details For Headlights

Thank You Larry. As I research and gather information to help restore my recent purchase 1913 I find this invaluable.
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-1920 Model T Invoices
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: 1919-1920 Model T Invoices

Wish to keep this post alive for a while. Ask around if someone has a ‘19-‘20 T. It would be great to find a matchup.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Victor Head Lamp 1913?
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Victor Head Lamp 1913?

Larry,
Interesting that your ‘13 started life with the Victor lamps. Our cars are only a week apart in assembly. Mine started life as a Touring. Whether or not mine had Victor lamps from the factory one will never know but it could be likely.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Victor Head Lamp 1913?
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Victor Head Lamp 1913?

Tim, This will be a total restoration, should keep me busy for a couple of these looooong Minnesota winters. Larry, I thought this may be the 1913 Victor lamp mentioned in Bruce’s book that he did not have a picture of. Here is the only other picture I have, when I get the car home I would be happy ...
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Victor Head Lamp 1913?
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Victor Head Lamp 1913?

Is this a Victor #1 lamp? Lamp body is black, top is brass plated steel. I have never seen one of these.