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by George House
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 361

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: 790

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: 652

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: 499

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: 783

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: 608

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: 469

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: 831

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: 534

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: 1515

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: 490

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: 1670

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: 1703

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: 431

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: 431

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: 451

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: 373

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: 890

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: 421

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: 567

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: 373

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: 567

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: 567

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: 373

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: 852

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: 373

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: 287

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: 1588

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: 688

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: 488

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: 1526

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: 658

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: 1743

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: 1173

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: 302

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: 937

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: 937

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: 494

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: 3978

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: 3978

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: 482

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...
by George House
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 3978

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

While driving my ‘26 tudor Saturday midnight as the getaway car for a wedding, I determined the slop or ‘play’ in the steering was unacceptably high. I traced the problem to the top steering gear pin. It was wallowed out in the shaft. So I researched fixes in archived Forums but decided a brand new ...
by George House
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1189

Re: Cotter pins tips

Depends on what cotter pins you’re removing. When removing the 3 cotter pins holding the 3 set screws on the high speed adjustment ‘fingers’, I think the most important ‘tool’ is paper towels-not cotton rags w/ lint- very carefully placed in the tranny on each side of the cotter pin to be removed. T...
by George House
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Error in latest Vintage Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Error in latest Vintage Ford

That’s a town car on the left, isn’t it? I’m not an expert on those. And thatsa coupelet on the right. Yeah, I thought ‘18 was the last year for those. But the centerdoor in the middle sure looks like my ‘19. It doesn’t appear to have Cowl lamps like the coupelet tho’.
by George House
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some help ,what does this font fit
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: I need some help ,what does this font fit

Is that an E&J attachment groove around the top? So typical how folks used to paint brass so as not to look old timey.
by George House
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some old Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Some old Fords

Hey, I love these old pictures ! Let’s have some chatter. How about the two sisters behind the coupe that’s so new their old man hasn’t even bought a spare ?
by George House
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some old Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Some old Fords

Thank you for the well wishes for our president and Melania during this pandemic,Tom. They’re in my prayers for a speedy recovery too. And it’s always good to see our old Ford’s in pictures of their era. Many, many years ago I was concerned over the non symmetrical appearance of Model T rear wheels ...
by George House
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...

Very good Steven and Dan...I will NOT throw good T parts away so I’ll now separate the gears from the cracked drums. Thanks for the idea ! And from now on it’ll be oil in a gallon ziplock bag instead of ospho. Another great idea.. thanks !
by George House
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Best Way To Display Used Tranny Drums...

...for sale. I’m disassembling Model T transmissions primarily to salvage reusable drums to sell. It’s surprising how many are cracked - they go into the scrap pile. I’ve begun to ospho a few drums after beadblasting then neutralize with Arm & Hammer with water. Then I began to wonder if that’s the ...
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

The Beatles sang it best 🎼“With a Little Help From My Friends” 🎵 Thanks to all !! Every contribution pushed me a little farther toward success. See the multimeter in the foreground 😁
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Another phone call with Paul Mikeska. He suggested adding the reflector. It might aid the socket/bucket grounding. This I’ll do after some honey-do s.
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

I’m getting closer guys. Thanks for hanging in there with me. After speaking with my buddy Paul in the mile high city, we agreed that I remove the LF headlamp and inspect under the base where it mounts to the accy headlamp bar. Sure enough, shiny black like the buckets.High speed wire brush removed ...
by George House
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Great frustration ! Wire from battery negative to headlamp thimble doesn’t light bulb. Ground wire from headlamp adjusting screw to frame also doesn’t light bulb. However, without those 2 attempts, I did get a barely discernible glimmer this morning - see pics. .... Oh how I wish the bride would’ve ...
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Thanks Mark. I think that was Paul Mikeska’s suggestion too. I’ll try it. Want to get’er done before The Debate tonight
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Headlamp bulb shining brightly
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Great suggestions All ! Thanks ! But this is what I’m dealing with. I have ‘fire’ all the way through the mounted thimble and socket. So it’s not a bad ground situation,..right? And the bulb is shining (see pic of original bulb, spark plug and coil tester) I’m still at a loss ... Magic ?
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Thanks guys... no luck yet ... still working. Dumb question: the receptor the brass adjuster screw attaches to divides the socket roughly 45/55. Does the shorter end go to the rear- unlike this picture? Once more, there’s electricity to the thimble and socket. Have many bulbs and they all test good.😞
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

...and I have an 11 pm Saturday night wedding getaway car event ! At first they both didn’t work but by meticulous electrical tracing with a trouble light and parts replacement (headlamp socket and thimble) the RF lit up. I cleaned the contact surface in the headlamp shell with a dremel tool and bru...
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 will not start!
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: My 1910 will not start!

I was going to say the valve(s) we’re sticking open until I read you viewed their operation with the head removed. That’s common on rebuilt engines that haven’t run for a long time. I would reject electrical as a trouble source. Compression per cylinder - wet ?
by George House
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridges.....
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Covered Bridges.....

Ahhh yes.....thanks Tom. That helped a lot !!
by George House
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridges.....
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Covered Bridges.....

Jerry V. O. Or Kathy T.... pictures of the Covered Bridges Tour please 🙏
by George House
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAM
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: SCAM

Whassamatter wid the ‘poor’ englisch? He sounds lik all de Model T/traktor conversion peoples I no???
by George House
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow loops
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: top bow loops

** btt** please
by George House
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 88
Views: 4669

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

Participated as 1 of 19 T s from Austin & San Antonio club’s on a tour last Saturday. Posted pics and description on this Forum. No interest. Then serviced and washed a ‘26 tudor yesterday in preparation for a 3 Oct. Wedding getaway car.
by George House
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1300

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Steve,
You ever get south around Caldwell County TX ? If so, I’ll give you a good steering column...
by George House
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saturday T Tour With Austin And San Antonio Clubs
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Saturday T Tour With Austin And San Antonio Clubs

The weather was predicted to be cool and sunny so what batter activity would be warranted. Thanks to Joe Pinnelli for planning the backroads drive from Marrindale TX to Lockhart State Park where we enjoyed a catered lunch of BBQ from the BBQ capital of Texas. Nineteen Model Ts were represented inclu...
by George House
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12

OK...OK. I went out to look and they are indeed 7/16” cold rolled. Thanks Hap and Allan 🙏
by George House
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Running Board Truss Rods for a 12

Make them. I did for my ‘’14. Aren’t they just cold rolled 3/8” steel ? The front is straight and threaded at both ends. The rear has two bends for to clear the truss rods and also threaded both ends,
by George House
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lifting of car
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Rear lifting of car

Good job !👍
by George House
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hurricane Sally
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Hurricane Sally

They’re OK. I’ve received texts from both of ‘em. They rode out the hurricane in Destin and only suffered “minor damage”. They were even able to help a friend push a Model A into a trailer. LOTS of rain and 92 MPH winds...
by George House
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lifting of car
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Rear lifting of car

I have. It’ll lift 1914-1925 frames. Even with bodies and spare tire carriers. I’m through restoring. For sale $60 + shipping
by George House
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuildable wheels needed
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Rebuildable wheels needed

“Now people are searching for them” Dan ?
I have 3 gorgeous square fellow wood excellent rims 30x3 wheels in primer with hubs I’d sell.....
by George House
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: dixie wide track

Howdy Scott,
Yeah, the body is standard size but all the rest of the sheet metal is wide track wider. It’s s very unique maintained original brass T.
by George House
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: dixie wide track

Here’s a ‘15 Ford wide track. Note the spring perches are 4” from the spindle yokes making the tread 60” instead of 56”.
by George House
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 3552

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Why deny a 40 HP engine to the Model A guys. Go for a Pinto engine. Nobody wants them....just sayin’
by George House
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start - the T wants to go!
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Free start - the T wants to go!

Good story Terry. Thanks for sharing....
by George House
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Spare tire carriers

You might have something there Dan. I removed the spare tire on my centerdoor and it does indeed have a rectangular ‘notch’. We may assume the wheels, rims and tires were installed before the STC was bolted (8 bolts !) onto the frame. Whether it was Highland Park or River Rouge an astute assembler h...
by George House
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Spare tire carriers

** btt** please
by George House
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1358

Re: Coils not working

Does your coilbox have a little sliver of metal between #2 and 3 coils thats use is to pull the front and rear of the box together ? It’s surprising to me how many coil boxes have lost this essential piece in the last 100 years. Even if its present in your box warpage might’ve kept the coil ‘buttons...
by George House
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: Bikers

Pre-tattoo days ??
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

Well I’ll be darn. Never seen that repro in the catalog or ever heard of this accessory. Twice in my 54 year Model T hobby I’ve had one engine rebabbited and another 3rd main replaced. Thanks guys !! Mark, you’ll get yours tomorrow 😜
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

I should also have said I removed the 2 bolts fastening the cam gear cover but still couldn’t remove the cover. Finally used a screwdriver to pry up the bronze accy....
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

I’ve Never Seen This Accessory - Have You ?

I dismantled a November 1919 engine to free it up for sale and found this. Removed the manifolds, head, tranny cover, crankcase, tranny and field coil. Problem was evidently in the 4th main. Anyway, was annoyed I couldn’t simply remove the cam gear cover. Upon further inspection I found this bronze ...
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Spare tire carriers

And while we’re in the STC subject....I either read or heard a long time ago that the circular STC for 23” rims was reserved for sedans only ??.. using this tidbit of (mis)information, I Restored one for use on my ‘19 centerdoor. Would this be anatomically correct ?
by George House
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Spare tire carriers

😂 Excellent informative reply Steve...That’s a 2 part spare tire carrier made available in late ‘25 for the ‘New and Improved’ models. The curved round part is commonly called the “gooseneck”. See where it mounts to the rear spring hangers with 4 holes. The other part, commonly called a “Y”, is fair...
by George House
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

OK.... the ‘Ayes’ have it.... actually first responder has it😁....with bubble wrap credit to Mr. Treace. Thanks everyone !!
by George House
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Advice on Shipping a ‘19-‘24 Spare Tire Carrier...

....its fairly light but ungainly and awkward. I have to send it several states away. ... .any ideas ? box ?
by George House
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tt atake bed
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: tt atake bed

2 big, long U bolts. Ford Truck lengths that run parallel w/ frame rests on rear crossmember between 2 sets of 2 boltholes. Nuts tighten on long U bolts under crossmember.
by George House
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do think
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: What do think

Yes. They work very well. But ensure your pitman arm ball is perfectly round. For a tighter fit - with a round pitman arm ball - you may want to consider filing on the cap or the drag link itself...
by George House
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Purchase - date & advice
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Purchase - date & advice

Very interesting that the engine is a ‘27 model year but the absence of a headlamp bar places the T in early ‘26 model year. Interesting Cowl lights too !
by George House
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Castle Nut Assortment set?
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Castle Nut Assortment set?

How many and what size castle nuts do you need Ignacio ? I’ve made it a point to collect and set aside T castle nuts over the years. Stop by on your next trip to SA...
by George House
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1799

Re: update Be careful cranking

I’m very sorry for your pain and suffering Mark but I must seek the causation of it....spark lever advanced ?...incorrect commutator linkage causing a too far advanced timer ? You using a distributor ?
by George House
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1799

Re: update Be careful cranking

Thank you for posting this very timely and important reminder Mark. I say timely because of the many recent new ( and sometimes young ) new Forum members. Model T s are inherently dangerous for “newbies” but are also the source of great fun when techniques are adopted. When I stop the T and turn off...
by George House
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:57 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

I simply turn my key to MAG for short trips in a trailer. It won’t rattle out and I won’t lose many of the netos in Magneto. For longer trailering I remove it.
by George House
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1677

Re: Different....

So....Darel; when the “bell up” horn gets filled with rainwater, does it have to be removed and emptied ?
by George House
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

....should be in the Smithsonian with all the other national treasures. Gorgeous work Stan !!
by George House
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1677

Re: Different....

...and his brass horn is upside down and the driver can’t reach the carbide generator. What a waste..😞
by George House
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

Oh yeah, the Warford and Muncie have neutrals. But you don’t ever want to be in their neutrals while the T is underway. You’ll have no service brakes (T tranny)...By placing the T tranny in neutral, one can develop the technique of shifting the accy tranny without grinding gears.
by George House
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3-speed transmission questions
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: 3-speed transmission questions

Yes... I feather the clutch into neutral with my left foot when I shift my original Warford