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by George House
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha ride.
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Chickasha ride.

How thoughtful Erik! You’ve really made this s ‘brotherhood’ Forum !
by George House
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Reamer
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Spindle Reamer

William, do you need the bronze flange reamer or the kingpin reamer ? I have an original dealership tool of the former type I’d loan you.
by George House
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

Well, ....what’re you gonna do when you have a flat tire? You asked about maintenance. You don’t have a spare tire carrier for a rim
/tire
by George House
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Brass Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Nice Brass Windshield

Dimensions of both halves, please
by George House
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 981

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

Notice everyone says the engine misses when the explosion whistle is activated. Now ask yourself If the T crankshaft is sturdy. The answer is easy - don’t do it ! Buy an Aermore instead, I’m quite sure an explosion whistle caused a broke crank on my ‘23 during the 1976 Glidden Tour
by George House
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?

Excellent idea John !! That’s the same problem I’ve had so I shall now adopt your solution. My enclosed trailer is only 7’ wide so, when loading a T, I place the LF fender about 2” from the sidewall. Then I can exit all my T s from the right side. But I have scraped both front fenders on the beavert...
by George House
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1877

Re: Oil Dipstick?

...ya mean like this ?
by George House
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 747

Re: Trucks an such.

Thanks, Tom, for sharing these fascinating pictures of aftermarket body and bed manufacturers. Most of them appear to be furniture quality. Yeah, that fellow with all those bushel baskets doesn’t seem to be too concerned about who would be passing him when he turns left.... side view mirrors ? I don...
by George House
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Very interesting ....thanks for all the responses. Now I’m somewhat confirmed by my above-described technique. Rivets and braze after 100 years coupled with metal fatigue incentivizes me to partially remove weight on the 2 crankcase ears with a belly strap. And I do believe the 1/4” hard rubber betw...
by George House
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Frank, I’m intrigued by your statement “don’t put it on too tight. It’s merely a backup device.” it has long been my intention to affix a belly band under all my Model Ts to primarily take stress off pan ears. As such; I bottle jack the engine at the oil drain plug a little less than 1” and install ...
by George House
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

Yes, theywere installed in a T Ruckstell when new but should be replaced any time rear end is rebuilt. And they were used on both sides
by George House
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning

Enjoyed your very descriptive story Paul. See to often U joint lubrication and enjoy your new environs in your T s
by George House
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of drive - exact cause
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Loss of drive - exact cause

I was going to say the same thing happened to me until I reread that your coupe died. I sheared those 8 rivets but the engine kept running. Just pressing down on the clutch pedal had no effect...major surgery time and commo with Big Flats Rivets was in order. I just considered it a failure due to so...
by George House
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell adaptibility
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Ruckstell adaptibility

Yeah; that is Art Morra. He adapted a Ruckstell to his ‘10 or ‘11 Hupp. The Hupp originally had a 4:1 ring/pinion and he’s using a 3:1. Said it runs and climbs real well.
by George House
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Correct... the entire circular assembly - the mag field coil - is removed. The 16 wrapped coils stays with the circular iron unit.
by George House
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Gut morgen Patrick, the 16 coils stay with the circular bracket. Simply remove the 4 bolts holding this unit - called the mag field coil. Yes, the magnets and ‘thimbles’ should be removed if you’re using slingers.
by George House
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Jimmie,... I use unserviceable bendix springs as explained and you understood todrop the voltage to the starter motor to 7.5-8.3 volts. This saves the starter armature, ring gear and bendix drive from damage. But I also agree the 6 volt original design is excellent
by George House
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Some will say you need a starter motor wired for 12 volts. Others will say you can use your original starter. If using original starter motor, I’d caution you to use a bendix spring above the starter hooked to the cable and starter terminal. I do.
by George House
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

Close up all 6 side windows and remove flowers from the bud vases. Either remove the ignition key or turn it to MAG.
by George House
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do these go?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Where do these go?

Column clamp ?.. oval
by George House
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get free goodies
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: How to get free goodies

Richard,... go to HCCA classifieds
by George House
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: My cam gear status

Yep..I concur..make it a bronze cam gear. BUT, while you have the engine out of the frame; go ahead and tear it down and install a rewound field coil and recharge the magnets. Your roadster will run better. After all, its winter now and you could have it ready by Spring touring 😁
by George House
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

Trailer my centerdoor to Rockport to tour environs with the San Antonio club in February. Then trailer my roadster to Lebanon MO for the ‘Show Me’ tour
by George House
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.

Good advice. Jack Daron’s techniques always the best. I would only advise that “blunt punch” be brass and not steel so as not to disfigure square carriage bolt holes.
by George House
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

Front radius rod/Wishbone....Timer/Commutator (and more recently on this Forum: “Commuter”)
by George House
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1528

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

And I ,too, hope your birthday was great !!
by George House
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 1948

Re: An old member could use our prayers

Sand my prayers on this Sabbath go up to our God for Rich’s comfort, peace and healing..🙏
by George House
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 1948

Re: An old member could use our prayers

and my prayers.go up to our God on this Sabbath for Rich’s comfort, peace and healing..🙏
by George House
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?

As I understand it, you’ll need at least 5 members willing to join the National ( MTFCA) then contact the business office and they’ll send you a charter...Go for it !!! Good job !
by George House
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?
Replies: 28
Views: 1085

Re: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?

They’re basically the same except the base is cast brass on early DU 4s and cast aluminum on later mags. I think both will fit.
by George House
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Jay Klehfoth
Replies: 27
Views: 2258

Re: RIP Jay Klehfoth

I am shocked and saddened to find out Jay has been taken - too soon - from us. I very much enjoyed the fellowship over lunch with Jay and Barbara when I visited the museum many years ago. They are both so dedicated to showcase our beloved Model T s and are just all around great folks. May God’s comf...
by George House
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed

Keep in mind the “radiator shield” (sheet metal panel covering the bottom radiator tank and through which the crank handle enters) is wider for a TT of 24-27 than for a Model T.
by George House
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roughest car you have ever restored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: roughest car you have ever restored?

My most difficult restoration was a 1907 REO Model B. Sorry, no pics. It was for the New Braunfels Conservation Society and was about 35% complete. Vic Groah in CA made the 4 wooden fenders, Gary Hoonesbeen turned 30X3 clincher rims into 28 x 3s and Johnson’s of OK RESPOKED THEM. Took me 10 years...
by George House
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: What do you think of this

No Reserve ??? Sold for 99 cents + $35.10 shipping ?? That’s terrible !! Should’ve gone for $750-$900...😞
by George House
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: headlight lense for sale

It might fit a Model T headlamp bucket but I wouldn’t pay a nickel over $765 for it 😜😜
by George House
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this hole?
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: What is this hole?

And to you guys; Mark, Will and Dan, Jonah sends his heart felt thank you for your help...😁
by George House
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Perch
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Front Spring Perch

I, ....er, ah,....don’t see a Front spring perch🤪
by George House
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission choices
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: transmission choices

I’d advise a rebuild of that worn out ‘24 transmission. I have over a dozen of those round cast iron components that attaches to the tranny shaft with a set screw and that encompasses the clutch pack. I’d send you one just for the mailing cost. All the other parts are available through our suppliers...
by George House
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Re: How do I use this?

Very difficult to use on a 26-27. You’d have to remove the gas tank. And that’s the hard part. If you’re not going to have it Stynoskie judged, use pop rivets. I do
by George House
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

Master craftsman Hank ! Used TIG ? Now speedshift it into OD going about 50. Good job !!
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Can’t stop now!

Horace and John’s boys ? ...it does have ‘DC’ in a corner... Dodge Cousins ?
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T

My “rider”, “cranking supervisor” generally reflects the degree of interest her momma (my wife) has for Model Ts..😞
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Can’t stop now!

Heck no they’re not Model A keys. If you think they are and that I would represent A keys on a T keyboard, then you should have your gall trimmed. I would think they’re aftermarket just due to the shape and absence of Ford script. I removed them and polished so the numbers may be seen...Wasn’t A key...
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Can’t stop now!

Howdy fellow Army musician Bradley,
I’d consider selling this keyboard with at least 1 key per number...$750
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Coils

I’ve gone to the grocery store and bought a 79 cent candle and rubbed it over the 4 wooden sides being careful not to cover the 2 contact points. Works for me ...
by George House
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1555

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I don’t think it was coincidence that Ford used a sedan in his ad. I think they help topheavy body styles in cornering. Tourings and roadsters not so much.
by George House
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block

Do you still have the correct solid valve cover panel ? If so you’ll want to deface a hole in the middle of it too. ... #vaporizers
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug reach
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Spark plug reach

some people are known to carefully wrap aluminum foil around the plug threads a few times. I haven’t.
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Howdy Mr. Parker, Sir !! The KW Auto Lock seems to be a 3rd option on this thread. But I still think I’ll stay put with the 4 Brent Mize excellent brass top coils. Besides, I’d hate to cannabalize my KW MV just for the switch. Then I’d have an extra ‘14 Ford switch and a KW MV box w/o a switch. 😁 Go...
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Very good ! Great information all ! I never considered covering up the data plate Ed. Is it difficult to access the switch that close to the top of the steering column ? And both styles were offered at the same time according to Todd. This might be the earliest version of a unique key for a Ford ins...
by George House
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Looks like a KW Master Vibrator to me John. May be an earlier version of yours. Les, none of the 4 brass brackets can find a place to mount wood screws to the left of the steering column 😞
by George House
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Merry Christmas friends.. I recent acquired this early KW Master Vibrator and wanted to use it in my ‘14 runabout. I really don’t need it because the 4 Brent Mize coils are excellent but just desired the ‘bling’ factor. And I understand it’s purpose and how it’s wired but don’t seem to have any room...
by George House
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: John Tannehill ???

Spoke to him today. Hes good. Still jovial. Yeah; a great guy, has helped me too. 2020 has been tough on most of us - some more than others.
by George House
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: John Tannehill ???

Good question. I’ll call him...
by George House
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 15034

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

I’ve won more than a few beers from Texas license plate “experts” who said the state didn’t place the date on 1923 plates. Well, the state didn’t - except for Dealer plates. Hence the ‘D’ on the set..... And the first state issued plate in Texas was 1917. Prior to that date towns issued license plat...
by George House
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: 1924 Engine color

FWIW, I’ve learned the worst way to paint cast iron is spray painting. Whether a rattle can or spray gun. And whether you want satin, glossy or flat. Brushing on your desired paint fills the cast iron grain and remains beautiful for ever.
by George House
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Loose coil box key

Nice looking cut off touring. Do I understand you to say the key falls out when running on magneto AND battery ?
by George House
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting Flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Lifting Flywheel

I easily made a flywheel lifting device like Steve posted. It’s really important to have 3 ‘legs’ of chain and hooks rather than 2. More stable.u
by George House
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: Turn signals

I might have to break down and install front and rear turn signals. Last Saturday I was coming home on a rural sparsely traveled gravel road in the centerdoor and signaled a left turn with my left arm straight out. Well, the idiot behind me thought I motioned him to pass me. So we nearly swapped pai...
by George House
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early 1912? Windshield Frame Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: FS Early 1912? Windshield Frame Assembly

Hank,... why do I think 1912 windshield assemblies were brass ? Are the legs of the hinges of equal length or is the bottom leg longer ? Windshield frames sheet metal or brass ?.. thank you
by George House
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director
Replies: 16
Views: 1080

Re: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director

Well, good for us. Welcome Rachel..And thank you Susan for your past leadership..
by George House
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

That’ll easily be descending Pikes Peak in the 1976 VMCCA Glidden Tour. I was in the 1923 Ford touring that I kept from 1966 ( first T) until 2016. Had a Ruckstell and was very concerned about it coming out of low because I only had lined internal emergency brake shoes. The 17 miles downhill with re...
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Distributer gear WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Distributer gear WTB

You mean like this ? I can’t use it. I’m Presbyterian...george
(512)37six-4one80
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

What oldav8tor said on 15 Nov. that hunk of brass + cut down later under axle wishbone is the BEST
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

Loved the Model T portion of the video ! Many thanks for posting it. I was reminded of the time that Kirk and Randy drove the latter’s 1913 touring in a NY City to left coast tour. They were flying the MS flag ( partially Stars and Bars ) And became lost in NYC and ended up driving thru Harlem. 😂😂.....
by George House
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1933

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!) and (just added) Mag test result

A quick and dirty diagnosis is to remove the mag terminal on top of the tranny cover to see if there’s lint or junk (wire ?) on its spring. This will limit mag output. While that mag terminal is out, replace it with a front main accy Oiler mag terminal - if grandpa hadn’t already....If you enjoy Mod...
by George House
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Warford Transmissions

And when you cut the torque tube to allow for the length of whatever Warford you buy, be very precise in lining up the 4 T tranny holes with the 6 TT differential halves bolt holes before welding....
by George House
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1961

Re: Prices going down ?

Very nice looking young couple Stan. I applaud the military and work ethic you portray in them. Now show us a picture of a couple of
Restored U & Js...😜🇱🇷
by George House
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2175

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

When you have to go to low gear pulling a hill; make sure you lock that low Band hard on the low drum with your left foot. If it slips it’ll really heat up the drum and could cause it to crack.
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Center Door owners
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Question for Center Door owners

Here’s the other side. All wood is original. I’m the second owner
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Center Door owners
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Question for Center Door owners

Mine is a ‘19 centerdoor so I might have wood where you’d have metal. The panels aren’t nailed or tacked but, rather glued to the A pillar, vertical wood to the rear of firewall and compound curve wood following the contour of the Cowl.
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics

Oh yeah,... I always liked to haul hay in a Model T touring car too - until I bought a F 250 and a 24’ gooseneck trailer 🤪 Thanks for the cool pictures !
by George House
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Sold ! Thanks MTFCA and Greg
by George House
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60 year collection image's
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: 60 year collection image's

Wonder who will be the “lucky heir” to receive 8-9 cents on the $ when the collector attains room temp ??
by George House
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Halloween Fun

Love 💕 the omnibus Terry. First time I’ve seen it’s pics. Original radiator too ! How far does that take you before getting hot ? Back in the 50s when I was very young, our church also had Halloween parties. Now our church produces a Reformation Festival on 31 Oct..
by George House
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 t speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: 1914 t speedster

And what makes it a ‘14 ? The hood former perhaps or maybe the repop oil filler cap. So they made bitsas way back in the 50s too.
by George House
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Only **back to top** this item
by George House
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Steel Felloes

Greg,....you still coming tomorrow to pick up the 2 steel felloes ?...george
by George House
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Steel Felloes

I have 2 I’d sell. Stop off about 7 miles north of Lockhart next time you’re heading west on IH 10 to save shipping. Want ‘em powder coated or not ?... george house
gwhouse731(at)gmail(dot)com
by George House
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Well then.... how about $70 ?
by George House
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Most likely our last tour

Hopefully its only your last tour of the season. Beautiful pictures ! Thanks for sharing them. Yep, its fixin to get a mite cooler. Winterize your touring and roadsters then drive the sedan w/o floorboards this winter.🤪
by George House
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 456

FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Not real sure if its for a TT but I’ve placed a 23” TT rear felloe inside and it fits perfectly. In excellent condition-no pits or cracks.You’ll need to figure out how to attach it to the felloe. Black felloe doesn’t convey.
Only $80 + the ride
......gwhouse731(at)gmail(dot)com
by George House
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

What Can You Tell Me About This Spring Perch ?

Was gathering up parts to list For Sale on the MTFCA Classifieds and came upon this front spring perch. I thought they all had a ‘boss’ that showed which side of the axle they should be installed. This one obviously doesn’t. The number cast into it doesn’t appear to be Ford-6318 -then a cartouche. T...
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2060

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I can’t speak on Model T s as daily drivers in the 1940s as I came along in 1950. But I became interested in and aware of Model T s in 1952. In late elementary school and junior high I knew of a 1926 roadster and 1919 centerdoor as daily drivers by elderly people in New Braunfels TX. I’ve been the p...
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Model T governor fan

Back to top please....Sorry, but I don’t know what a “Model T fan with flyweights” is..😞
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

Basic Training in 1929 with WW I Truck transport.😞....Yikes, those barracks look like my basic training “accommodations” at Camp Forsyth in 1970. At least we had Korean War era transport 😞.....What a wonderful Model T adventure - with Babbitt thrust washers and no disc brakes no doubt.
by George House
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1840

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

Ton Truck chassis were initially produced in few numbers in 1917 and in greater numbers in 1918 but a WW I And Model T ‘expert’ told me there was no evidence of these vehicles sent to Europe. Did you know that Walt Disney drove Model T ambulances for the AEF during WW I ? I read it on the I’Net so i...
by George House
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Why does transmission engage when starting engine?

One of two reasons:...either low speed band is too tight on the drum or high speed fingers set screws too far into the fingers. I vote on the latter. And, yes, oil too thick...
by George House
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2048

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

Wow Donnie !! I’m sorry about the tragedy to your touring but thank God you folks weren’t badly hurt. Thank you for turning this traumatic time into a teaching point for us old timers and newbys alike...
by George House
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1513

Re: Another newbie No Start

Welcome to this awesome fun packed hobby! You’re correct in expecting engine problems to either be electrical or fuel. Does gasoline make it to the carb bowl ? The firing order is 1,2,4,3. You may remove the spark plugs, lay them on the head and reattach the wires while hand cranking the engine thro...
by George House
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

What Norm said.... don’t forget to remove the radiator 😜. And drain the oil unless you want 3 + quarts on the floor.
by George House
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: 1914 Runaouts

I forgot to add, my ‘14 Beaudette runabout (pic in this thread) has the rectangular area to the rear of the gas tank that you’re calling the tool box. I only use it for the battery; tools in the turtleneck.
by George House
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: 1914 Runaouts

For what it’s worth; my 1914 runabout was made by Beaudette. They embossed their ‘B’ on the front of the seat riser. You may see the vertical midway bead to the right of the B in this picture..
by George House
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Question
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Headlight Question

I see nothing wrong with the black tape as pictured. Personally I use 5-6 dabs of permatex to hold the rope in its groove. With the headlight vertically mounted in the fender bracket, you cannot keep the rope in place. Either way doesn’t add to the difficulty of installing the rim with lens. After m...
by George House
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4592

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

Top is looking good Mark. That’s a job that needs to be done before winter all right.😁
by George House
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4592

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

I replaced the steering shaft, gears and pins in my ‘26 tudor. Drove the car for the first time in years last Saturday night and considered 4” steering wheel play was too much. That Texas T Parts unit is great !! Did have to grind about 1/32” off that top, long pin. Task was easily accomplished with...
by George House
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster differences 1915-1917
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Roadster differences 1915-1917

Does your-supposedly- 1917 runabout have 4 rivets holding the bottom windshield to the cowl lamp brackets ? I’ve seen that on an early unmolested ‘17 touring. The only way I would hate you 😜 would be if you Brass up the radiator and have 2 screws holding that lower windshield to the Cowl brackets. B...