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by Retro54
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 405

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

Actually, it's in great shape, thank you.
by Retro54
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 405

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 405

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 679

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your 1915 pass front door line up please
Replies: 4
Views: 435

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 526

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 526

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 526

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 1967

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 6926

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Above axle wishbone
Replies: 23
Views: 1754

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Back in the USA - my first drive with the Ford special racer
Replies: 14
Views: 1735

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA BBC Sunday show and Flea Market in sunny Strasburg, PA
Replies: 6
Views: 592

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA BBC Sunday show and Flea Market in sunny Strasburg, PA
Replies: 6
Views: 592

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: 655

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Casco coil box accessory
Replies: 2
Views: 424

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Casco coil box accessory
Replies: 2
Views: 424

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction brass hub caps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bowers spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 623

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bowers spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 623

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction brass hub caps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My runabout turned into a roadster today
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bowers spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 623

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912-1913 Hubcaps
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 715

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 715

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Block? Confirmation question for the forum.
Replies: 7
Views: 715

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 72
Views: 4323

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 72
Views: 4323

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: t swap meet
Replies: 5
Views: 757

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Doolittle Raider
Replies: 24
Views: 1917

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

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: 1194

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Photo request : Hap 1915 cutoff and others
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lurker no longer - Now a 1915? Model T Owner - Body # questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory spring and spring perches?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory spring and spring perches?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

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: 1256

Re: Use your BIG photos!

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