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by Retro54
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wireless Signal Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Wireless Signal Lights

I've been eyeing up something like this combo light bar, brake light and turn signal. Maybe not this exact product, but seems to me it may be adaptable to a T. I really like the built-in decelerometer for braking. https://admorelighting.com/product/admore-light-bar-smart-brake-technology-deceleratio...
by Retro54
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Loose coil box key

It's hard to tell for sure from the photo, but it looks like the central part of the switch that the key fits into is protruding out above the switch plate. This piece should end just below the plate, which is what holds the key in place once it is turned to BAT or MAG. If you can cut this back to ...
by Retro54
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Loose coil box key

Andrew- I used to have that problem, but I put my key in upside down. Now gravity is my friend. Also, if you pull the cover off, you will see where the key mechanism makes a physical switch contact. You can squeeze the contacts together so the switch stays in the contact position tighter. Happy Tou...
by Retro54
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Loose coil box key

George House wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 am
Nice looking cut off touring. Do I understand you to say the key falls out when running on magneto AND battery ?
Yes... I think Keith has the solution!

Thank you for the compliment, the pickup bed is a lot of fun!
by Retro54
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Loose coil box key

Getting to learn to drive you T is challenging enough, but when your key is loose in the coil box and falls out on the bumps.. its even harder! Haha. Looking for suggestions on how to make the coil box key hole friction fit have more friction. Photo below, and quick video to show the T in motion her...
by Retro54
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Hi, I have worked with old wood for many years, the old wood that has not been exposed to get age or new cut wood you can mix black dirt with water and have it thick, then stain the wood with it and it will match amazingly well. I hope that helps, Bob. Bob P. Thank you. Great method for the wood. I...
by Retro54
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Andrew Likewise! Your early T cut off is just plain nifty! Love the manner you created the bed for work, and for good looks too. Always favor cut off touring cars repurposed ;) Here’s Nellie. My ‘23 cut off. 54AF5407-915D-429A-81CE-B9F731B79BE4.jpeg Dan, right back at you. your car is great as well...
by Retro54
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Andrew, Where did you get the tailgate hinges? They are new.. ha! 10 inch strap hinges on strait pintles.. bolted thru the rear wood cross member. 8 inch hinges were too short. Andy Tractor supply or rural king? I will go tonight and snag a set! I love these trucks, you guys are doing a great job! ...
by Retro54
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Andrew, you did a great job on all of it. Really appreciate the attention to the aesthetics of what would have been used back in the model T era. Much more like an original than the new boxes that are made like a piece of fine cabinet making with quarter sawn oak or walnut. Back in the day they wou...
by Retro54
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

A beautiful job Andrew. Your attention to detail using period correct hardware and retaining the the original patina is great. I have just finished my brand new pickup based loosely on the look of the Franklin Mint Models. Very nice on yours, and thank you for your compliments. Can't wait to get it...
by Retro54
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

What a wonderful job you and your dad have done! The detail is great. The metal on the top of the sideboards is period for sure. The fact you used as much of an old wagon bed to build it would have been period correct also. It will be a great conversation starter anywhere you drive it. I really lik...
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

dmdeaton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Andrew,
Where did you get the tailgate hinges?
They are new.. ha! 10 inch strap hinges on strait pintles.. bolted thru the rear wood cross member. 8 inch hinges were too short.

Andy
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

dmdeaton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:06 pm
Nice
I am starting on mine now
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Danny Deaton, you got it. Just a little each day then she'll be done!
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

What a delightful rig. I could see it in a movie with some curmudgeon driving it. The mute brass, body color and aged wood all go together nicely. The seat looks extra comfy. Pretty as a picture. Rich Thank you Rich, your appreciation means a lot! Agreed, from the first day I saw this car, the unpo...
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

TBones12 wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:17 pm
Andrew, I love your passion and enthusiasm for your Model T! You did a great job! It looks great!
Thank you much! Cannot wait to get it rolling down the road!
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

perry kete wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Very nice Andrew, Something to be proud of.
Thank you, we are!
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

Last photo dump. The post for the fender bracket mount is a new metal rod.., the bracket is a touring bracket if I recall correctly. The rod threads into the bracket on the bed side and is long enough to go through the entire fender mount bracket underneath the fender. The extra brace rod at the rea...
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

Some more detail shots... These last ones are of the fender mounts, we figured it out ourselves, and while not exactly how other body's may mount their fenders.. it works well for this roadster pickup. You don't have to make it complicated!
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

More shots of the bed... hope these detail shots help someone out someday! The bed latches are the ones sold by Langs. I think that most people mount them with the handle pointing out from the rear of the bed, but that seemed like a hip-sticker to us! Mounted this way, they are flush with the body a...
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

Some details...

The Harrisburg, PA brass tag on the bed rail is a Copper Phone Cable tag.. pretty cool little thing.
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

More photos of the overall car.. then some detail shots.

The 100 years or so between the gray ford truck and this one is certainly not lost on me!
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

Some more shots... I got lots!
by Retro54
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 740

1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Whelp... 2020 may have been a year of setbacks, but also of triumphs! With time on his hands and having as much or more excitement about this project as I have, Dad plowed forward and completed the bed for the T. I've posted here a few times as we made leaps forward in progress, but after just under...
by Retro54
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

While this doesn't answer all of your questions, I would recommend reading through this post by my brother... https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17157 Like you, he rebuilt his axle when he was young and inexperienced. 20 years later he rebuilt again the right way, but discovered some s...
by Retro54
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ruckstell Rebuilt
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Another Ruckstell Rebuilt

I can personally attest to the effort, trials and tribulations. Good job bother.

Funny how there's always seems to be a Ford in that garage bay over the last 20 or so years.

Andy B
by Retro54
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

My 1915 front end has a unique solution. The spring perches are replaced with accessory posts that fit into the old perch holes on the axle and place the wishbone below the axle. The spring is then lengthened with accessory leafs and clamped to the axke ends with cast pieces.. The original issue was...
by Retro54
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dragged home some junk today
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Dragged home some junk today

Very cool. I've been doing the same with hand forged hardware from an old farm wagon. You got the vision, make it happen!
by Retro54
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...

This is not about the fenders, but about 1915 cowl and tail lights that I have for sale, if you are thinking about going that route. I previously advertised these on the Forum on 9/26/20, or there about. My name is Steve Francois and I am a member of MTFCA. If you are interested, give me a call at ...
by Retro54
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...

Quickm007 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Andrew, I'm glad for you. Good luck with your project.
26troadster wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Cool project T..
Thank you both! Having fun on the project!
by Retro54
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

Tbird wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Looks like it’s sold! Can’t find it either. Didn’t figure it would last long
I saved the ad on Facebook, ad said sold around 4pm yesterday.
by Retro54
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

What a great entry level early Ford, regardless of exact year. Get it running and enjoy it as is. Cool survivor.
by Retro54
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley

Just a few more ads. It sounds like it came with its own heavy duty hubcap. Bayne 3.JPG Bayne 2.JPG Bayne 1.JPG These are aawesome! Thank you for sharing. Will be a little bit until I can get a hub machined, but once I do I will follow up. My true idea is to simply put it on when at a show as part ...
by Retro54
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Hap, Tim and Henry, thank you for your kind words! I've spent a lot of time reading your posts on the forum and value your opinions. If anyone is a Hershey Fall Meet attendee next year, it'll be on the Chocolate Field, and then the show field on Saturday. I'm only a 15 minute drive away.
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Some more photos. I really like the proportions we got. The bed is just a little longer and a little taller than most slip on style beds. The protective steel straps will be fastened to the top edge of all the side boards, back and tailgate with steel slotted screws. Very hard to find in our parts o...
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Thought I would add some more photos from today's work. All planks are fastened down with carriage bolts and the box cleaned up. Gotta get some steel slotted wood screws yet for the top metal edge protection straps. Once they're on we just need to make the tailgate and sloped wooden sideboards for t...
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley

Update, a hub puller and hub plate from a wooden spoke t wheel will work with a little play and fabrication. Can not wait to use this setup!! Ha.
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Andrew, thats a great use of material that would otherwise be lost forever. Its not the easy route but very rewarding. I really like your project and the way you are taking it. More photos as you progress please. Thank you very much Dallas! I really appreciate your compliment and also enjoy followi...
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Looking good. I love the hardware. Thank you, we agree! Most hardware was salvaged from this farm wagon my uncle used as decoration in his yard for years and years. We were allowed to salvage it last summer after I had gotten the T. We like to think we are building it in the same or similar manner ...
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Wow! And rough-sawn simply adds! These next pics are gonna be gawgeous! Thank you Dewey! These boards are Hemlock from the mountainside property I grew up on and where my parents still live. I helped dad take the trees down probably 30 years ago now. The logs were transported one at a time to an ol...
by Retro54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Accessory: Bayne Bushnell Auto Power Pulley

Namdc3, this is great! I bet these things got split up over the years! Yes, would love to have the full pieces, would make a great static display at a show.
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Some final shots of the truss rod up front. Should keep the front of the bed from spreading at all!
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Some more pics, really enjoying the details!
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: 1915 cut-down touring - Project update

Well, since we got the '15 cut-dowm touring running a few months ago, we changed focus to the 'new-old' pickup bed for it. Dad's been itching to start this part and has spent the last few weeks plowing ahead. The bed is a mixture of new frame and hardware, weathered boards from my Model-A conversion...
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Accessory: Bayne Bushnell Auto Power Pulley

Herb Iffrig wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Yep. I have on that might be just like it except for a little chip out of the edge.
Cool! How does it attach to the hub? I'm assuming we are missing a piece.
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Accessory: Bayne Bushnell Auto Power Pulley

More photos! Its just resting on the spokes... balancing really... not attached.
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley

In our T family, we have collected a lot of neat stuff, but the one T accessory that I've always really liked is this Bayne Bushnell Auto Power pulley my father and brother picked up at a sale. Have you ever seen one??? I know nothing about it other than it fits up to a T spoke wheel perfectly! I th...
by Retro54
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - My Coupe Rear Fenders for Your Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Still looking to trade or buy. Working on the bed, today, so getting ready to make a deal!
by Retro54
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - My Coupe Rear Fenders for Your Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Bump to the top. I have the beginning of next week off and will be working on the bed, which also means I have the time to travel if someone in the Mid Atlantic has fenders. I will drive to you!

Also, if anyone has suggestions of good places to advertise or look, I am all ears. Thank you!
by Retro54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

So forgetting the 'drama', are the shorter skirts truly Ford replacement radiators where the wider ones are originals? My '1915' radiator has the narrower apron. This is what he said "Both styles of radiators are genuine Ford. The ones with the short skirt are replacement radiators made by Ford aft...
by Retro54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

So forgetting the 'drama', are the shorter skirts truly Ford replacement radiators where the wider ones are originals? My '1915' radiator has the narrower apron.
by Retro54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Quickm007 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:32 am
Andrew, I hope you find the parts!
Thank you! I am sure a set will show up sooner or later. Not really slowing down the bed process. Can't wait to get this on the road in the Spring!
by Retro54
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Still looking... hoping someone has a prime pair in their parts stash!
by Retro54
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Still looking to trade or would entertain purchasing the fenders if located near Central PA.
by Retro54
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Bump again seeking any interest. If you don't want to trade, but have a pair for sale, let me know what you want for them. You just never know!
by Retro54
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Quickm007 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:49 am
Nice project so far Andrew. Congrats and good luck finding what you need.
Thank you! Hopeful to make a mutually beneficial deal with someone.

Andy
by Retro54
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders

Thought maybe I'd bump this up and see if any interest is generated.
by Retro54
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking wood bed plans
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Seeking wood bed plans

L.I Tom, great photos! Liking what you did. Modifying gate hinges is a great idea!
by Retro54
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 4937

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

Not selling, but looking to trade my coupe fenders Ford roadster or touring fenders. My want add is here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15847&p=120088#p120088
by Retro54
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking wood bed plans
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Seeking wood bed plans

TRD, thank you!

The 'Slip on Body' book is on back order at some vendors. Wondering if anyone has a resource for these plans, or a spare available they would like to sell.

Starting to mock up a body anyways. It'll take shape one way or the other!
by Retro54
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Fenders for Touring/Roadster Fenders

A picture of the project. Currently am starting to work on the wooden bed.
by Retro54
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Update** Fenders Found** Wanted To Trade - I still have Coupe Rear Fenders...

What I have: A pair of 1924/25 Coupe rear Fenders. They are clean, strait, and older (original?) paint. Some surface rust, no pitting. Have not had body work done to them. Honest 'original' ford steel. Brackets are installed. Have crown to them. What you see in the photos is what I have. What I nee...
by Retro54
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

Mine... the two smalls came out of the workbench of the house when i bought it. The Swiss I bought and carried in College.
by Retro54
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking wood bed plans
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Seeking wood bed plans

Shot of ford tag. I can definitely confirm this tag was once on the firewall to the left of the steering column. The missing corner was still sandwiched between body and firewall!
by Retro54
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking wood bed plans
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Seeking wood bed plans

Hap, THANK YOU! You are a true gentleman and friend of the hobby. I will be sending you an email! I agree with and understand your considerations regarding the bed and frame rails. I've attached some photos of mine. Also, yes the body has a B on the front seat heal kick area and is a Beaudette body ...
by Retro54
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking wood bed plans
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Seeking wood bed plans

Thank you Rich!
by Retro54
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seeking wood bed plans
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Seeking wood bed plans

I'll be starting on a wooden bed for my 1915 cut-down touring soon. Instead of making it all up, was hoping to start with plans for an accessory bed if available. Does anyone have a good source to share? Thank you in advance! Photos shown are of other members from here that I've been saving in an 'i...
by Retro54
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil box key - attached to car
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Coil box key - attached to car

Good idea. I keep my coil box key upside down so I won't kick it and shut off the car (again). IMG_3325 copy.JPG I use a chain here so I won't lose my filler cap (again). Steve, great idea on reversing the key! I'm going to do that in the future so that it is easy for this fat guy with short arms t...
by Retro54
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil box key - attached to car
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Coil box key - attached to car

On the recent T towing thread many folks commented about removing key so you don't lose it. Having some near misses ourselves, my father has started affixing our keys to the firewall with a length of chain. Enough slack to allow for use. And solid enough to prevent unintentional loss or the key 'wal...
by Retro54
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey check
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Hershey check

At least they are timely with the refund! They are still trying to put on the Saturday show day. Consider bringing a T and placing it non-judged in class on the Show field now that we don't have to the fleamarket to occupy our time. My 1915 T won't make it this year, but I plan on registering my ori...
by Retro54
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Dallas, this is great. What its all about!
by Retro54
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runs again!
Replies: 4
Views: 508

1915 runs again!

Just thought I'd share a shot and my excitement! Got my 1915 cut-down touring running yesterday, and actually drove a 'T' fir the first time! Even though we have two other T's in the family, I've never been behind the wheel. Yesterday was the first time since the early 1960s the car ran under its ow...
by Retro54
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reviving old Ford seat material
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Reviving old Ford seat material

Erik, agreed and thank you! I got to drive it for the first time today. I think its actually more pliable than I thought and should hold up a bit.
by Retro54
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reviving old Ford seat material
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Reviving old Ford seat material

I've recently used some PECARD antique leather dressing on a pair of old driving gloves and got great results. Has anyone used a Pecard product on their old Ford seats? Mine are dry and I'd like to freshen them up a bit. Not even sure if the material is original or replacement (likely) but think it'...
by Retro54
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3657

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

RustyFords wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42 pm

It really has a great look to it Andrew....I love it.
Thanks! It's going to be a fun little pickup once we are done with it, wearing it's working cloths just like a farmer in 1920-somthing would have done. And likely did do.
by Retro54
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3657

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 fr...
by Retro54
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Box found
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Coil Box found

Great find!
by Retro54
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 2332

Re: Oh No !

Dallas, that truck is great!
by Retro54
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1972

Re: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????

If you are closer to eastern Pennsylvania, Calimers is a great option. Seems like his shop and Stutzman always come up on these threads as having great reputations. Seems like shipping can be part of the decision process. My brother had a set done here for his 1923. http://www.calimerswheelshop.com/...
by Retro54
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

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

Wayne, thank you for the time to type out that info! It aligns with other information I've read or has come up in discussion. This car will always be a conversation piece, for sure, and your thoughts illustrate one of the reasons that dad and I are trying out hardest to not manipulate the car as it ...
by Retro54
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

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

Haha, thank you Duey! I was in love over a year ago when I initially saw it sitting in the garage! This is the first time the car has been back together since the mid-1960s! Photo from the day I met her.
by Retro54
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

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

Thank you Dallas! Your truck is great as well!
by Retro54
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

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

Steve, yep a bed, still working on the design but I've been saving photos for inspiration. Regarding the rear axle, the body is a Beudette body, with a body number that indicates its a January 1915 production, which I think could make this an early 1915 touring body. Obviously things have been chang...
by Retro54
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

1915 cut-down touring getting ready for the road

Over the last several years or so, I've enjoyed seeing other's project progress, so thought id share mine. After a little over a year of disassembly, mechanical checking and rebuilding, my 1915 cut-down touring is finally pretty much back together again as of today. She may be wearing a 'little pati...
by Retro54
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford OEM prices?
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Ford OEM prices?

Awesome, thank you Dan!
by Retro54
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford OEM prices?
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Ford OEM prices?

Is there a resource that depicts what T pricing was through the years of production.? It's easy to find what the lowest OEM price was.... but wondering for instance what Ford was charging in the first or second quarter of 1915 for a touring car.

Thank you in advance!
by Retro54
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

You guys are wonderful and gracious with your knowledge! Thank you! I have all the hand-forged parts from an Indiana farm wagon that was rotting away on an uncle's property to use for hardware. The boards will be from rough sawn hemlock taken from my parent's property. Dad and I plan on starting the...
by Retro54
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

Thank you both! Especially Mark for the photos! Sweet!

Mike, I'm near Hershey, PA. Where they have the AACA fall meet. I might email you even though we are far apart!
by Retro54
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?
Replies: 9
Views: 936

What rear fenders can be adapted to a 1915 RPU?

Good day! I'm in the process of piecing together / building a wooden pickup bed for my 1915 cut-down touring car. A farmers special if you will. While the body and all other sheet metal that came with my project car is appropriate to the 1915 year, the rear fenders are 1925-26 coupe. I assume that c...
by Retro54
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Times article, “Before Ford vs. Ferrari”
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Model T Times article, “Before Ford vs. Ferrari”

Rob, as always well researched and exciting read! Bravo. A question I had as reading this... These racers were taken around the country to the various races. How did they get there? By railroad to the closest depot and then driven to the track? I would assume this time period was too early for a tru...
by Retro54
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 2092

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

Steve, great method. I agree, if your tanks are good, maintain the originality. Hard to find good shoes to record in today's world, but I am sure they are out there!
by Retro54
Mon May 25, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Marl, thank you for the awesome information download. You cleared much up for me, along with previous posts of course. I'll need to spend some time with the swivel and see where it gets me.

Thank you!
by Retro54
Sun May 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Thank you Russ and Original Smith! Russ. The fiber head I show was actually mounted on my car, I do not necessarily imply that it us original to the car, only that it was on the car when I got it, but the ring gear was not. Photo below. This car has many unique accessories (as maybe you can see from...
by Retro54
Sat May 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hogshead external oil line
Replies: 19
Views: 1391

Re: Hogshead external oil line

Does anyone have a good source for the special front bolt? I have an accessory mag post. Thank you in advance!
by Retro54
Sat May 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Here are photos of the drive and fiber gear. The spindle for the fiber gear has what appears to be a '40' cast into it.
by Retro54
Sat May 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Stewart Speedo drive ID

Along with my 1915 cut down touring, came some boxes of parts. In those parts were these Stewart speedometer drive gears and drive itself. I do not have the speedometer itself, or the cable. Was hoping the experts out there could help me discern what I have or point me in the right direction of refe...
by Retro54
Sun May 03, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Again, dad and I will learn from your car when working on mine! Now get that together so we can get my rear axle in the jig! Haha kidding brother!
by Retro54
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early 3" crankshaft pulley
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Wanted early 3" crankshaft pulley

Wanted: Early style (3" diameter) crankshaft pulley. Good condition with nice crown preferred as it will be put on a car I intend to get running this year. Photo from Mr. Chaffin's post from two months ago provided for reference. Only just realized I needed one, or I would have bought his! Photo of ...