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by Jeff Perkins
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 39
Views: 2178

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

I patched up (soldering) the old radiator......no leaks! I like the look of the honeycomb so will leave it for now but I usually install a new radiator on every T I own in time.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Number vs Serial Number
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Engine Number vs Serial Number

Here is some data on three 1914 Tourings I have owned over the years....if these make any sense..... #1 - motor# 421895, casting date 1-17-14, body plate# 433216, seat riser stamped 4-14-88029 (Beaudette body) #2 - motor# 440077, casting date 12-1-13, body plate# 399855, seat riser stamped 1-14-6838...
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1282

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

ericmac wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Us T guys really have it good when it comes to parts.
Amen to that....So do the A’s. Having restored a Packard and a Porsche in the past in addition to owning many Model T’s and A’s I stay strictly with the Fords.......so many suppliers with quality parts.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1282

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

New radiator for my 1913 was purchased last spring. Thank You Brassworks! I do not plan on polishing it so eventually it will match the patina on the rest of the brass lights on the car.
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2962

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

After a 20+ year hiatus I got this recently purchased 1919 running......
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2962

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the f...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.
Replies: 21
Views: 5917

Re: FS 1929 Model A Coupe.

I have had an up close look at this car and it is NICE.....REALLY NICE. Bob offers his cars on several sites which cater to hobbiests. However, as everyone knows, anyone with the right amount of “green” can buy a car and do whatever they want with it.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wtb wood pickup box
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: wtb wood pickup box

Erik Johnson has a really neat and interesting one he would sell. Give him a call.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pleated upholstery F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: Pleated upholstery F/S

Sold pending payment.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pleated upholstery F/S
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Pleated upholstery F/S

I have this section of upholstery left over from a project I bought. It has never been installed in anything. I don’t think it it for a Model T but perhaps. At any rate could be used on a speedster or whatever. It is made with a very heavy vinyl and backed with burlap. It is 66” at its widest point ...
by Jeff Perkins
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike and Classtique
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Mike and Classtique

I have had the good fortune to work with Mike on several upholstery projects on a couple of cars I have owned in the past. Great support from him. The last time I bought a top boot I drove to his new shop in Lindstrom MN. Good thing he has lots of room there as he sure is one busy guy! He always has...
by Jeff Perkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 1465

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

Darel, you are the most spirited car person I know! Sure do miss seeing you and LaVernna at the swap meets this year.......and the Afton 4th of July parade is canceled 😢😢😢. Well, my wife is now on the board of the historical society so maybe we could make you and LaVernna grand Marshall’s next year!...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

My wife’s grandmother lived to be 107, passing in 2005. Lived in three centuries! My favorite story she told was of the first time she saw a “horseless wagon”. The family lived on a farm in Finlayson MN, up north. One spring day in 1905 (she was 8 yrs. old) the children were playing in the yard when...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 29, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Hershey news

Thank You Wayne for speaking the truth.......
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Brass "conversion"

Thanks Scott!
by Jeff Perkins
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 1390

Re: Brass "conversion"

Here is my 1913 (correct chassis with newer wheels and a 1914 windscreen) mated to a 1917 body back in 1953. A very FUN car to drive. I really don’t give a darn about what the experts think.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun May 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

I used one of those $10 blankets you could buy in Mexico years ago in a speedster I had.
by Jeff Perkins
Sun May 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6323

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

I stumbled across and purchased this 1919 Model T only 15 miles from me. Car fully painted but unassembled, interior half installed, no top but have irons. All mechanically rebuilt (yes!). It will keep me busy during these slow times.v
by Jeff Perkins
Sat May 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1816

Re: Chassis Paint Recommendation Request

I’m with Steve J on this.....Rustoleum satin black with a brush is easy to use, durable and touch up blends in nicely.
by Jeff Perkins
Sat May 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6323

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Tim, maybe, just maybe, possibly, I might have seen a speck of dirt on your Model T..... :D :D :D maybe it was my glasses! In the meantime I drove my Model T to the bait shop to pick up leeches for fishing. The Walleye fishing opener is today on the St. Croix River which is the border water with Wis...
by Jeff Perkins
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: restoring springs
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: restoring springs

I agree with Mark. I did the front and rear springs on my 1913 this past winter. I wire brushed mine, wiped them off and painted with Slip-Plate. No paint or primer as per instructions from a respected old time mechanic in my area. I am very satisfied with the results.
by Jeff Perkins
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1531

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Thanks for adding the video Rolf! I actually saw Dirk gassing up the Model T in Duluth MN. back in 2013. He got away before I could greet him. Rolf, I sent you a PM.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1531

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Bill Mullins wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:31 pm
I would like know what kind of tires he has.
Good question Bill! I will try to find out, if I do I will post.
by Jeff Perkins
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 2585

Re: Lets see your whole family

Wife and I in red, our two sons, their wives, four grandchildren and Grandma Betty, keeping law and order, standing in front.
by Jeff Perkins
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1531

An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Here is a nice story about a winter time trip around Europe in a Model T. Although the language is Finnish, the subtitles allow an understanding of what is transpiring. I think of Steve J. Or Dave H. Or Dean when a see videos of Model T journeys.

https://youtu.be/Qj5ABgjuK2c
by Jeff Perkins
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 7109

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

Went for a nice ride in the country, stopped by the local historical society for a picture.....
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Oops.....ran out of gas on the way home....duh......rescue!
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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: 1474

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: 1226

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 SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 433

‘13/‘14 Radiator F/S SOLD

Sold, Thank You MTFCA!
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: 141
Views: 10118

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: 10148

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: 10148

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: 3611

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: 10148

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: 3611

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: 3611

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: 480

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: 1044

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: 1272

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: 1361

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: 2224

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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 2022

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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 9820

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: 4537

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: 6829

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: 2027

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: 1519

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: 4174

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: 4174

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: 1020

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: 2111

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: 832

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: 6042

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: 6042

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: 3359

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: 2069

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: 1527

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: 4558

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: 4186

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: 4186

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: 864

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: 864

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: 1832

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: 1560

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: 9753

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: 1311

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: 933

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: 933

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: 3336

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: 9753

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: 2123

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: 2123

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: 6083

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: 3453

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: 393178

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: 4329

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: 3835

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: 3835

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: 3835

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: 3835

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: 3835

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: 2990

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: 3835

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: 12500

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: 12500

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: 2170

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: 472

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: 913

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: 1716

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: 4112

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: 1827

Re: Top damage - needs re-blacking

Greg, I also have had success using shoe polish for cosmetic top and boot repair.