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by Retro54
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders
Replies: 2
Views: 73

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 2:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders
Replies: 2
Views: 73

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

More photos. You can never have too many photos!
by Retro54
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted To Trade - Coupe Rear Fenders for Touring/Roadster Rear Fenders
Replies: 2
Views: 73

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

Wanted to Trade: 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...
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: 879

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: 10
Views: 382

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: 10
Views: 382

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: 10
Views: 382

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: 10
Views: 382

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: 470

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: 470

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: 510

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: 988

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: 372

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: 410

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: 410

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: 2973

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: 2973

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: 1030

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: 1774

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: 1360

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: 848

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: 848

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: 848

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: 848

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: 848

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: 858

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: 858

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: 667

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: 667

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: 667

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: 860

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: 1719

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: 882

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: 882

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: 1060

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: 882

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: 882

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: 1098

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: 318

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 ...
by Retro54
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 10233

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

My father started fitting up sheet metal to my 1915 cut down touring project. Check out the accessory splash apron trim.
by Retro54
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a steering column support bracket on a 1915 firewall?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Installing a steering column support bracket on a 1915 firewall?

Here is mine... 1915 Beaudette touring body.

Mounted in the same location.
by Retro54
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: North East speedometer head
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: North East speedometer head

Thank you all, I'm questioning whether this was on the car or not now too. When he emailed and said he had it, I had visions of a Ford Special. You dont always luck out! Keith Townsend. The body is a Beaudette body with brass tag on the top of the seat riser. Number 115203588. In the photo you will ...
by Retro54
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: North East speedometer head
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

North East speedometer head

The former owner of my Jan. 1915 touring body just gave me a speedometer head that was with the car, but got lost with him moving. Nice of him to pass it on. I'm not familiar with the North East brand. Photos I look up show Model A speedometers. I'm thinking this might be aftermarket? Can anyone tel...
by Retro54
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

Thank you guys for the insights! Gonna be chasing a hi head at Hershey.
by Retro54
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

Actually, it's in great shape, thank you.
by Retro54
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

Thank you HumbleJ... just what I needed. My home base is in the chocolate field, so not worried about carrying!
by Retro54
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Head question for 1922 engine

Good day. I have a 1922 engine with a cracked head. Head is cracked the length of the top, right down the water outlet. I'm going to be searching for a replacement head at Hershey this week. I know the 1922 head is a 'high' head. Do I need to get a high head to replace, or will an early low head wor...
by Retro54
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Welding pan ears

You could remove the cracked ears and then find some accessory repair brackets. My 1922 engine pan came with these. Pretty neat accessories that work well.
by Retro54
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please

January 1915 touring body. Nice and tight in my situation. Pretty sure your door sag is just from age/use. Common in many years of Ts. Can be fixed with a diagonal cable and turn buckle on the interior wood door frame.
by Retro54
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)

Thank you George.

Yes, line will be re-routed. We actually pulled this engine out right after the photo was taken. As I got it, the car is cobbled together and there are many small changes needed to make it right, and safe!
by Retro54
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)

I agree Scott! Might have been a frustrated mechanic at some point.

The whole engine is painted an industrial looking orange. We can't help but wonder if the engine was a power unit at some point in its life.

Andy B.
by Retro54
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)

Thought I'd share these unusual parts. Pulled the Sept. 1922 engine out of my 1915 cut down touring today. This car is nice and cobbled together, a real farmer's special. Two interesting items or accessories of note on the car are the two different 'Crank case repair arms' used in place of the rivet...
by Retro54
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 3301

Re: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates

In the 'for what its worth' category. I just recieved my J.C. Taylor premium in the mail yesterday. I've been waiting for the renewal since reading this post. My policy went up $0 from last year. That's right, I'm paying the same rate as last year on my 1954 chevrolet, agreed upon value policy. I al...
by Retro54
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 15096

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

Revolving around my newly acquired 1915 cut down touring... I pulled the head off the '22 engine for the first time and discovered bird seed, but smooth cylinder walls. Salvaged had forged hardware from an old farm wagon for a pickup bed. And got ready to freshen up a Holley NH.
by Retro54
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Above axle wishbone
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

Re: Above axle wishbone

My dad did the double wishbone with his '16... but if you are lucky as I am with my '15, you might also run across something like this. An uncommon accessory spring, perches and wishbone mount... many ways to skin the proverbial cat.
by Retro54
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back in the USA - my first drive with the Ford special racer
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Back in the USA - my first drive with the Ford special racer

Rob... fantastic! Want to shake your hand at Hershey!

So, when does the book come out? I want to pre-order a copy!

Andy B
by Retro54
Sun May 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA BBC Sunday show and Flea Market in sunny Strasburg, PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: 2019 HCCA BBC Sunday show and Flea Market in sunny Strasburg, PA

I really liked this 15-16 roadster... a nice, honest and fun car.
by Retro54
Sun May 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 HCCA BBC Sunday show and Flea Market in sunny Strasburg, PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

2019 HCCA BBC Sunday show and Flea Market in sunny Strasburg, PA

Had a nice Sunday morning taking in the HCCA BBC (Beautiful Brass Cars) Sunday show and flea market in Strasburg, PA. Show goes from 10am to 4pm at the parking lot of the PA Railway museum. Lots of early fords there this year. The photos are from before lunch, so more may have shown up later in the ...
by Retro54
Sat May 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915-22 Runabout or Cut-off Touring Body
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: WTB 1915-22 Runabout or Cut-off Touring Body

Test for you Matt. I clicked the attach files tab below my response. Seems to have worked?

AndyB
by Retro54
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Casco coil box accessory
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Casco coil box accessory

Thank you Dan! Seemed pretty cool and wanted to share. Always amazed at the number of accessories offered for these cars!
by Retro54
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Casco coil box accessory
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Casco coil box accessory

Thought I would share this neat CASCO coil box accessory. What at first looks like just a home made metal shield, seems to be the shield, porcelain posts, and rubber grommets between the posts and the shield. Something neat, but certainly one of those accessories that sounded good in Principal, but ...
by Retro54
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction brass hub caps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Reproduction brass hub caps?

Thank you all! I plan on making the repros a little more worn with the blackening agent that has been discussed until I can find suitable originals. Cheers!

Andy
by Retro54
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bowers spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Bowers spark plugs

Thank you Steve! I'll let you guys know.. full report. ha

Andy
by Retro54
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bowers spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Bowers spark plugs

Curious to see if anyone has had experience with these. I need to check to see if they are the right NPT, which my answer my question. ha.

Andy B.
by Retro54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction brass hub caps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Reproduction brass hub caps?

Another question for the combined knowledge of the board... the parts box that came with my car included these four brass hub caps.. the car only had one old cap on the car. I think the one on the car is original, given the clean definition of the letters, and the four brass ones are reports, given ...
by Retro54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My runabout turned into a roadster today
Replies: 11
Views: 2093

Re: My runabout turned into a roadster today

Mark, this is great! Love the look and utility. I'm hoping to achieve similar with my '15 cut down touring.
by Retro54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bowers spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Bowers spark plugs

My recently acquired 15 T with 22 engine has Champion X's in the engine, but in the parts boxes that came with the car had four of these 'Bowers Ceramite Sealed' spark plugs. Plugs are # 12-H's and appear to be new in box. My dad and brother run the champion X's in theirs and I'll probably do the sa...
by Retro54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted info - photo of 1918-19 wooden front seat cover hinge - also info on 1915-1919ish metal gas tank cover hinge
Replies: 13
Views: 2254

Re: Wanted info - photo of 1918-19 wooden front seat cover hinge - also info on 1915-1919ish metal gas tank cover hinge

Boy, I am not sure. I'll have to ask my dad. The car is in his garage until we get it running and I make room in mine.

Andy b.
by Retro54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted info - photo of 1918-19 wooden front seat cover hinge - also info on 1915-1919ish metal gas tank cover hinge
Replies: 13
Views: 2254

Re: Wanted info - photo of 1918-19 wooden front seat cover hinge - also info on 1915-1919ish metal gas tank cover hinge

Hap, was able to take photos today for you. To the best of my knowledge, the hinges haven't been messed with on this car and are as installed in January 1915.

Andy B.
by Retro54
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Hubcaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3129

Re: 1912-1913 Hubcaps

Walter, those are nice results on your fasteners! I gotta remember this to apply to some repro hub caps which came with my 1915 cutdown.

Andy B.
by Retro54
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 2113

Re: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?

Looking more closely at your badge, it sure looks like the number starts with 3 16. Maybe from a 1916? Just a guess here, not sure if these tags ran into 16. Your best bet is to look on the seat riser on your car and try to locate matching tack holes. In any event... Here is a link to my 1915 post. ...
by Retro54
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 2113

Re: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?

My 1915 body # plate is on the top if the front seat riser as well. The first three digits are the month and year of body manufacture... mind you, not car assembly, but body manufacture. Mine is a January 1915 touring body made by the Beudette(sp?) Company, a subcontractor for Ford. See the pictures...
by Retro54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.

Walker... it's a 15 T, painted green long ago.

Andy B.
by Retro54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.

Adam, thank you for the insight. My buddy started putting in the hardened seats, there was some sort of defect there @ that cylinder that he wanted to check out before going further.

Andy B.
by Retro54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.

Good morning! I am looking for confirmation that this is a 1915 engine block. The way the block is stored, these are the best photos we could get. It is a bare block without pan, but it is a pre-generator block. Number stamped above water outlet: 846105 Casting mark (?): 6 25 15 Thank you in advance...
by Retro54
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 7669

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Rob, sounds great! I always enjoy your enthusiasm and willingness to share!

Andy
by Retro54
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 7669

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Rob,

I enjoy how the passenger seat of the #10 is 'perched' squarely over the frame rail.

Forgive me, maybe I should know, but is the #10 the racer your are working on now?

Andy B.
by Retro54
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: t swap meet
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Re: t swap meet

Dan, I'll be at the HCCA on Sunday too. Friday and Saturday I'll be hanging with friends at the Jalopy Showdown near Dillsburg.
by Retro54
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 3581

Re: Last Doolittle Raider

What a honor to call that man a friend.

Do not loose too much heart. Nice write-up on the NY times. USA today also carried one.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/obit ... -dead.html

Andy
by Retro54
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others

Hap, you are a gentleman and a scholar! Thank you for the excellent information. I'll be up late tonight reading! I'm definatly taking the standpoint of not turning back history on this car. It's been this way since at least 1962. Dad and I are just going to get her running like new and I will then ...
by Retro54
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted info - photo of 1918-19 wooden front seat cover hinge - also info on 1915-1919ish metal gas tank cover hinge
Replies: 13
Views: 2254

Re: Wanted info - photo of 1918-19 wooden front seat cover hinge - also info on 1915-1919ish metal gas tank cover hinge

Hap, I will need to remember to take some good photos of mine. Believed to be as they came from the factory; January 1915 Beaudette Body. All I got right now is a photo of the lid up!
by Retro54
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others

Thank you all, great shots and inspiration!

Andy
by Retro54
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others

Jeff, yes!!! That is one I was thinking of!
by Retro54
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others

Years ago I saw some shots of Hap 1915s cut off touring and never thought I'd have my own. Now I have a 1915 cut down touring, but can't find some good photos of Haps car for inspiration. Does anyone have photos of early cut down tourings they could share? Or better yet, threads that describe simila...
by Retro54
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3141

Re: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions

Thank you all for the encouraging comments and information! Was able to snap some photos of the ID tags tonight.
by Retro54
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3141

Re: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions

Nice 1919... Will take photos of the turtle for ya next time I'm out at the home garage. Paint? None of us in my family are body men, so the car will not see a lick of paint, but will end up running like a swiss watch! It tells a story as it sits and is solid enough that I wouldn't want to touch it....
by Retro54
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3141

Re: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions

Thank you all for your comments and thoughts! I know there is a lot of collective knowledge on this forum! I'm under no grand illusions of what this car might be... it's fun to piece together the information. Regarding the brass tags, they were put under the seat a while ago. So cool to still have t...
by Retro54
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3141

Re: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions

Me too... the green paint just look 'right' on this car.

Andy
by Retro54
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3141

Re: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions

Steve and company, yes. The engine is 6484491 which makes the engine a Sept. 1922 model if I am reading this correctly:

http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/sernos.htm

Thanks guys! I'm calling it a Farmer's Special. Ha
by Retro54
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3141

Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions

Good day! I've followed this forum off and on for years with two other model T's in the family, and myself being a GM man. But I've finally come to the ''T-side' with my dad and brother... This week an opportunity presented itself to become a caretaker for a neat little T and I was able to jump at t...
by Retro54
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory spring and spring perches?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

Thank you both! We thought it might be an uncommon set up, but weren't sure. What is cool is that the wish-bone placement corrects the early ford chassis flaw with the top-mounted wishbone. Gonna keep this one on the car as a conversation piece!
by Retro54
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory spring and spring perches?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Accessory spring and spring perches?

Good day! I've recently entered into the world of the model T with a 1915 cut-down touring with what I believe is a 1915 chassis powered by a 1922 engine. A real farmers special! Anyways, the front of the chassis is interesting... it has what looks like an elongated long spring with accessory perche...
by Retro54
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Use your BIG photos!
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: Use your BIG photos!

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