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by Jem
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

Quite a few British cars in the 30s had freewheels, the idea being you could save fuel. BUT, you had a lever to disengage it when you needed engine braking. This T accessory on its nice tin is a lovely display item but I wouldn't want it in my car.
by Jem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Talking to Neil Tuckett, he tells me that a nice car he brought from California some years ago has been nicely restored (but in yellow with tan leather!) and is alive and well in Surrey, England, serial no 33xx. Also the car I mentioned which Bonhams sold was a pre-1000 serial #, (738?) although not...
by Jem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

On the second chara, I don't think that's a frame extension you can see, it's the wooden bearers for the body, I think it's a standard TT.
by Jem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

There are 17 people in that first charabanc, at a conservative estimate that is 1 ton, without the heavy bodywork. Poor little Ford.

On the bus in the museum, I wonder what axle they've put under it and how the brakes are rigged.
by Jem
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Here's the block IMG_20191021_135149378.jpg DSC02011.JPG I have too many projects lined up, the no-rivet rear end is about halfway down that list..... Kim probably has a better handle than I on survivors. I've seen the Don Hess' #2 up in Scotland, and there's a water-pump car (# in the 1600s I belie...
by Jem
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: 1909 frame evolution and build sheets

Tony, some image programs will read PDF and let you output as JPG. Or you could go analog, print it and then scan it back in! Here's the sheets for my car #9267. It's a poor copy sent to me in 1994 by Mark Herdman, I wonder if a better print could be made now. My car has an aftermarket top, so I thi...
by Jem
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 913

Re: Seat Belt Install

I'm with Jeff on this. Belts are going to help with heavy braking, swerves or minor fender-benders. In a major accident nothing is going to help you much in an antique car, especially a lightweight T, but I think I would rather be restrained from being thrown through the windshield. One suggestion t...
by Jem
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1467

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

There was a pioneering early lady motorist in the 1900s who used her makeup mirror to check for cars behind. Can't remember her name right now, but she usually gets the credit for the rear view mirror. She also carried a pistol for protection, so maybe she also invented the drive-by shooting :)
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Seized piston

Good point Art. I made sure that the pin felt free once clamped up in case the clamp caused distortion.
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seized piston
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Seized piston

Yes, I posted about this not long ago. 2 engines, piston pins seized after a couple of thousand miles, even though they seemed loose on assembly. Seems the old test of letting the rod drop when holding piston horizontal does not work. Honed them out, we'll see how the next few thousand miles go.
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

Another comparison, here's the radiator that goes with #9267.
Rad.jpg
by Jem
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

For comparison, here's engine #9267, assembled Aug 16th 09. (There are some non-factory marks toward the rear - it was metal-stitched after joining the 2-piece crank club).
DSC02010.jpg
by Jem
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

He does say the rear is late 09 or 10, to be fair. I agree the motor has been faked from a later block (the number block is awful) and we don't see the hogshead to check the 2 lever setup. It's a right bitza and needs a lot of work to make halfway respectable.
by Jem
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Richard A Currier's Horseless Carriage Co. any one have feed back?

I bought a car off Dave several years ago. Making contact was difficult, when we did finally talk, he explained he'd been running his log-splitter almost non-stop and couldn't hear the phone😗
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Typo. The town near Neil Tuckett is Winslow, not Wilmslow.
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Oh, I forgot to mention you can see a Hucks Starter at Duxford and also at the Shuttleworth Collection https://www.shuttleworth.org/
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

Visiting London is not 'doing' England, anymore than me visiting New York would be 'doing' the US. For car action you need to get out of London - the city is so tangled with Low Emission Zones and Congestion Charges that I don't know anyone who drives an old car in London. If you decide to pick up a...
by Jem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: ILLUSIVE RATTLE CONTINUES

I have had problems on 2 engines with piston pins seizing in alloy pistons after a couple of thousand miles. That causes the piston to cock over and clatter against the bore. Pull #3 and check the piston pin. I also have a noisy cam gear on 1 engine, even though it's new. It has 7thou backlash, the ...
by Jem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?

I think that's a hoot! Stuffing all those bits in through the side door. Need to watch the whole video now, looks very good
by Jem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

This is something I was considering. I have LED headlamp bulbs in my 35 V8 and 76 VW Camper, I may experiment with them in a gas headlamp.
by Jem
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inductive Tachometer
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Inductive Tachometer

Ford put a built-in governor in all their sidevalve engines in the design of the inlet & exhaust. If you have a stock engine it will run out of breath before it can hurt itself, unless you let it get out of control down a hill, as has already been said.
by Jem
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Back! (...sorta')
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: I'm Back! (...sorta')

Had the triple bypass, had the fast irregular heartbeat after...it does settle down and go away. My doc said, get yourself a glass of wine and sit under a shady tree and reelaaaax. BTW that was 25yrs ago and I'm still here. Still taking the glass of wine under a shady tree - purely a preventative me...
by Jem
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912 Torpedo Runabout for auction in Portugal
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: 1912 Torpedo Runabout for auction in Portugal

No mention of serial no, and I think that is a Dutch registration. They claim the lights are original, are they sure they aren't repros? Bit of a cynic, me.
by Jem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clatter! Clatter!
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Clatter! Clatter!

Generator!? I have a perfectly good Armstrong starter, don't need no lektricitie. Bearings are all within tolerance. The clatter is a very light noise, like rattling a stone in a tin-can. I can replicate it quite well by grasping the front pulley and waggling it, so I'm sure it's the gear. I don't t...
by Jem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: An English Model T floor jack

Just been reading that site - I feel a collection fever coming on!
by Jem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: An English Model T floor jack

The patent no is the same and I found a site which says Ernest Lake was associated with Harvey Frost

http://www.classic-british-car-jacks.uk ... _Jacks.htm
by Jem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clatter! Clatter!
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Clatter! Clatter!

I'll check that as I have it all apart.
by Jem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 685

An English Model T floor jack

Once upon a time, every British breakdown lorry had a Harvey Frost crane on the back - HF did lifting gear. I bought this HF Ford Jack at Beaulieu (our answer to Hershey) in September 1994. Thereby hangs a tale:- I was just out of hospital after bypass surgery, forbidden to drive or lift anything, b...
by Jem
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clatter! Clatter!
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Clatter! Clatter!

I have had this annoying loud clatter on a light throttle - open or close the throttle and it shuts up. The large cam gear is a new aluminium item. Checking backlash, I can get a .007" feeler between the teeth. Is this my noise? Would a nylon gear quieten things down? Does anyone sell an oversize ge...
by Jem
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

You didn't mention the French - check out Ford-t.fr and their excellent annual Concentration event in June.

And there's Alt Ford Freunde on Germany.
by Jem
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

I had .0025 pistons in my 09 when purchased 40yrs ago. When I joined the 2 piece crank club, one got smashed but I still have the other 3. Only trouble is I am in the UK, so the postage cost may be excessive.
by Jem
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7096

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

IMG_20190717_152841904.jpg
I didn't touch anything, it just exploded!
by Jem
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 1014

Re: When there is smoke there must be fire.

Dallas, you faked that bottle! I recognise it, it's a Jaguar part.
by Jem
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Aussie batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Aussie batteries

But you'd know it was there, giving you a warm glow😀
by Jem
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

Mine are like Rich has, but my car left the factory without a top, the top is an aftermarket item ( supplied by the selling dealer I assume).
by Jem
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 1451

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

I had a problem with piston wrist pins binding when hot. Thought I had fixed it, but went out to fuel up and found it stiff to crank at the service station. Once I was home I waved the IR thermometer at it and found area around #4 cylinder was around 500F. There's also a magneto problem so it's goin...
by Jem
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel bearings.
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Wheel bearings.

When a newbie 40yrs ago I forced my roller brgs in and split the hubs, which I didn't notice until I tried to fit new hubcaps. You find split hubcaps at swap meets which I suspect have been forced onto split hubs. Some years ago I read the suggestion that you grind the outside of the race until is a...
by Jem
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Wrenches

17017 is the part # for Wrench (spark plug and cylinder head nut). My English book only shows B prefix for 4cyl, 40 prefix for V8 85 & 52 prefix for V8 60. I think lots of the tools were revised to 01A (not 81A) circa 1940 because I find lots of those. Anyway they're V8.
by Jem
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Wrenches

Just zoomed in on the photo. One seems to have a part no prefix 40-, that is a 1934 Model 40 part. The other looks to be prefix 81A, which is 1938 passenger car. Tomorrow I can check my parts books.
by Jem
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrenches
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Wrenches

Misread the topic. Thought it said: Wenches. Disappointed.
by Jem
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

Re: Carbide headlights Dash flames don’t meet!

They come in different sizes, the bigger the jet, the more gas flow. If only one works for you, maybe the other three are too big. If you have access to an acetylene welding cylinder you can use that to test how much flow they need - you only need to crack the regulator open slightly.
by Jem
Fri May 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looks like I'm going to Canada next week. The Ford Special is on the road.
Replies: 14
Views: 1370

Re: Looks like I'm going to Canada next week. The Ford Special is on the road.

Can't wait to see the videos of you opening it up on those empty Nebraska roads.
by Jem
Tue May 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?
Replies: 34
Views: 2795

Re: Is this 18% grade too steep for a Model T to descend down?

The London-Brighton Veteran car run got re- routed down Reigate Hill (approx 18percent grade) in 2017 resulting in 4 car crash & 1 driver fatality, after his brakes failed.
by Jem
Thu May 16, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: High rpm vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: High rpm vibration

I had vibration which turned out to be loose rivets holding the brake drum to its shaft. That led to the whole trans shifting about because the tail shaft is bolted to the drum. Sorry to say, it sounds like you need to get it out and on an engine stand. I would look at Mike Bender's YouTube videos t...
by Jem
Sun May 12, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another neat photo
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Another neat photo

To get the engine put of my 09 you have to remove the firewall & windshield and have the option of leaving the pan in situ. We don't see the car that engine came from.
by Jem
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: OT but Model T related

I asked a similar question about pacemakers (being fitted with one on 22nd) and got 2 useful links, one a FAQ from a manufacturer. You may be able to Google for a FAQ on your device. https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3310&p=25451#p25451 Good luck with your recovery, ...
by Jem
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2281

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

We've had this come up before and someone researched the author - seems he's known to be a grade A no-nothing. Ignore it.
by Jem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pacemakers and magnetos
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Pacemakers and magnetos

Thanks, gents, those 2 links covered everything
by Jem
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pacemakers and magnetos
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Pacemakers and magnetos

I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before. My cardiologist says I need a pacemaker. I've read warnings about the EMF from electric welders affecting pacemakers (do I have to sell my TIG?) but does a T magneto generate a strong enough field to affect one?
by Jem
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: Low Head Rust

The resin process sucks it into all the pores of the metal by putting the item in a vacuum tank, and as my head is the 09 original I am unlikely to find a replacement, so I should do whatever I can to preserve it. I'll talk to the company and report back.
by Jem
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Low Head Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: Low Head Rust

Has anyone tried resin impregnation? It's primarily used to fill porosity in castings, it won't fill cracks, but I believe it inhibits corrosion so could reduce chance of further deterioration. I'm thinking of it for my low head which has rust flakes floating around despite using inhibitor anti free...
by Jem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo _ Auto Shop
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: Old Photo _ Auto Shop

The 09 column is very short, I often drive with a cushion behind me. I have seen photos where the wheel was reversed and the levers bent up
by Jem
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11965

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Art asked for more photos of my 09, here's a link to a 2018 post
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1532436906
by Jem
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11965

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

IMG_20190330_120344848_HDR.jpg
Got it out the shed and dusted off the cobwebs
by Jem
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Caught me! It's a while since I saw that shaft so I forgot it was the day previous. As for doing an article, that would have to wait for all the other stuff on the to-do list, and it certainly isn't going to happen soon with summer coming at us. Winter is for writing tasks.
by Jem
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Yes Hap, it is the front of the seat frame as you describe. You might like to know the engine assembly date is also 8 17 09 , stamped on the transmission shaft.
by Jem
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Yes it's an aluminium Beaudette touring body, shipping invoice date 8/17/09
by Jem
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Beaudette alloy body no

By dint of gentle scraping at the paint, I have exposed a number on the seat of my 09. It appears to be 657X with possibly a ghostly B off to the left.
body no.jpg
by Jem
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: HACKERS... again
Replies: 30
Views: 2458

Re: HACKERS... again

The best gamekeeper is an ex-poacher.
by Jem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Kingston 5 ball throttle lever - have RHD for swap
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Wanted Kingston 5 ball throttle lever - have RHD for swap

Stan Howe has just rebuilt my 5 ball but it was a RHD unit, and I have a LHD car. Stan doesn't have a spare throttle lever, does anyone have one? I would swap my RHD version if that helps. Jem Bowkett, Spalding UK
by Jem
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: balancing beads
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: balancing beads

I don't drive the T fast enough to bother, but I have them in the flathead coupe and VW camper and have no balance problems at highway speeds. But getting them into tubed tyres is a fiddle.
by Jem
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any T’s in South East England?
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Any T’s in South East England?

Further thought. If it's a bare chassis he wants to see Neil is the obvious man, or Rich Skinner (trades as Tudor Wheels) but neither is exactly South East.
by Jem
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any T’s in South East England?
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Any T’s in South East England?

Yes. South East England is a bit vague, cos there's probably one near his town. He needs to make contact with the Model T Ford Register of GB. Dave who runs the club Facebook page is South of London and very helpful. Neil Tuckett (Google Tuckett Brothers) would also help.
by Jem
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ever seen one of these broken
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: Ever seen one of these broken

The nose of the torque tube is free to move around in the ball cap to accommodate suspension movement. If that cap is dry or seized for some other reason, something has got to give.
by Jem
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I have a question for the boys down under
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: I have a question for the boys down under

Here in the UK I have a right handed E&J with the blue and white lenses reversed. But I don't have a RH bracket for it. I have a photo somewhere if you want to see it
by Jem
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Beaudette Body Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 1697

Re: Early Beaudette Body Numbers

That sounds right to me.
by Jem
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Beaudette Body Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 1697

Re: Early Beaudette Body Numbers

My car is#9267 and has a Beaudette ally body. Unfortunately whoever painted the body sanded down the wood so vigourously that I can't read the number, and I can't find a number under the doors or any where else.
by Jem
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Old Ford Sign From England
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Yes Dan, that is an authentic porcelain sign, they're about 6 x4. I've been offered a couple over the years at silly prices. About 30 yrs ago a friend found a fence made of 15, with various different slogans. Somewhere I have a photo from when he displayed them at a show. Pretty sure he still has them
by Jem
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: An Old Ford Sign From England
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

The giveaway is the Model T so prominent. It would have been known simply as the Ford car back then, or 20hp Ford. But it is nicely done, somewhere I have a list of Ford dealers for 1911, see if the name is authentic.
by Jem
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another early touring
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Another early touring

Proof positive that Model T owners are virile!
by Jem
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early touring
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Early touring

Do I see electric headlamp conversion?
by Jem
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT-- Old Photograph- That famous guy from Boston!
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: OT-- Old Photograph- That famous guy from Boston!

That famous big guy from Boston
Bought himself a new Baby Austin
He could squeeze in the car
But never get far
The springs, they just kept a-bustin' !
by Jem
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Downtown abbey
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Downtown abbey

The Downton Abbey house is actually Highclere Castle, home to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, surrounded by a 5000 acre estate. I used to live a few miles away and visited frequently before it became famous as Downton Abbey: now you can't get near the place for tourists. Lord Carnarvon financed the Tutan...
by Jem
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 52
Views: 3678

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Wow, I asked an innocent question and unleashed a flood of memories. Great thing about the old car hobby is, it breeds some eccentric, innovative, skilled & generally interesting people.
by Jem
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 52
Views: 3678

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Yes Dick, that was a very memorable trip for me, you've awakened a couple of redundant synapses. I also met up with Dan Treace and a couple of others: we all considered ourselves Forum regulars by then. Trent Boggess gave me a personal guided tour of all the landmarks of Dearborn, which was brillian...
by Jem
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 52
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Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I joined when Gus Stangeland was webmaster. Was he the first? I can't remember the year (always had a rotten memory) and I shredded all the old records that might have told when I first had the internet. Pretty sure it was when I had my Dell PC, which had a steel case that would have done credit to ...