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by Russ T Fender
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator

It has been a while since I had mine apart but it also has the detent in the middle. I can easily shift mine with the car standing still. In fact that is usually what I do when pulling into the garage or the trailer.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

Re: Help ID this auxillary transmission - Planator

I have one on my '27. It has neutral. I have been told that it should not but it sure is nice to have a true neutral and since it shifts fine and has never slipped out of gear I have to believe it was intended. Perhaps earlier versions did not. Planetor low is great for loading into the trailer or m...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 55
Views: 2842

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

Art what is the paint you used on the body? It's just what I have been looking for! Beautiful!
by Russ T Fender
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Cleaning the rust and Painting the internal parts of the Ford Model T

You can look into using Ospho. It neutralizes rust and provided a paintable surface without having to wash it off. It can be used over paint, rust or bare metal so you don't have to remove all the old paint if you don't want to. If the paint is not flaking, peeling and is otherwise sound you can jus...
by Russ T Fender
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Center door body I D Tags
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Center door body I D Tags

No tag but this stamping on my '22.
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by Russ T Fender
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

With a bad back I often jack up a rear wheel to make cranking easier. I raise whichever wheel is most convenient at the time and have never noticed any difference. I keep a winter jack in each car and can easily raise a wheel using that. Key is chocking a front wheel on both sides of the wheel so it...
by Russ T Fender
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

Are you looking for a driver or just occasional use? If the latter you might be able to get away without cutting the crank if it is a bit tapered but the first thing you need to do is get the proper measurements so you know what you are dealing with. It's mostly a question of how long the repair wil...
by Russ T Fender
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Muffler Question
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: 1915 Muffler Question

If it's like my '14 the tail pipe is swaged into the cast muffler end.
by Russ T Fender
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: fitting crankshaft mains,bearing scrapeing

For what it's worth, I gave up scraping bearing years ago in favor of time saver. It is easy to use and gives very good results. As far as the crank journal is concerned you definitely don't want it out of round or tapered so you certainly don't want to try to fit the bearing until you have that sor...
by Russ T Fender
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

With four Model T's in a two car garage I was in desperate need of more space. While thumbing through Model T service bulletins I came across an article showing the interior dimensions for the smallest recommended garage for housing a Model T which are 10'X16'. In less than a week I had it built and...
by Russ T Fender
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster seat,how are they upolstered
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Speedster seat,how are they upolstered

My seats are similar to yours. I bought that stuff they use in place of wood for tack strips and heated it to shape it into the contour of the top of the seat. I screwed it on from the inside so it was flush with the top edge of the sheet metal seat back. The upholstery is rolled over the tack strip...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

Easy enough to do unless the steering shaft itself is worn. If that is the case the shaft may need to be replaced or turned down to the diameter where the shaft is worn. Otherwise, if you ream the bushing so you can get the shaft in the bracket it will be loose when the part of the shaft that is wor...
by Russ T Fender
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

Plymouth had free wheeling on the PA and PB models.
by Russ T Fender
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

If you jack up a rear wheel, chock the front wheels and put the hand lever in neutral without it engaging the rear brakes you should be able to crank start the car with the switch in the battery position. Take out the plugs and put a couple of tablespoons of gas in each cylinder before you replace t...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3796

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

It all boils down to the fact that "you can't fix stupid". No amount of lights , flashing or otherwise, is going to protect you from the morons out there driving these days. I have been passed by women putting on their makeup, men reading the newspaper, people texting with both hands and any number ...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 306
Views: 22512

Re: Foto of the Day

Last run of the year
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by Russ T Fender
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 32
Views: 1705

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

I believe there is a small difference between the '26-'27 top and the earlier one man top.
by Russ T Fender
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 13/32x16 Taps
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: 13/32x16 Taps

I will take one also
by Russ T Fender
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair of brass headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Repair of brass headlights

If there is a musical instrument repair shop near you they can probably repair your lamps. They are used to straightening mangled and dented instruments. I had one do a horn for me.
by Russ T Fender
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer issue???
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Timer issue???

Jeff what you are saying is true when driving but if you have the engine set at a certain rpm with the timing retarded and then advance the timing the rpms should increase without touching the gas. When I start my stem winders with the spark lever in full retard position and the throttle open a bit ...
by Russ T Fender
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: 1911 steering column

I was able to work in the gears with time saver on my '14 column. It was time consuming but I wound up with a nice tight, smooth running set of gears. It was well worth the effort.
by Russ T Fender
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 1611

Re: Question about new tool??

I'll also take one.
by Russ T Fender
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: 1924 engine with no freeze plugs

Could it be an earlier replacement block that was stamped with the number of the block it was replacing?
by Russ T Fender
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New York titles?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: New York titles?

Titles started in 1972 for NY. Prior to that you transfer via the registration which has a provision for that on the back. If you get the registration filled out for the transfer and a bill of sale it should not be a problem. I have transferred cars from NY to Florida that way without a problem. Flo...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2502

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Scott I am confused. I read your link but the cops told me that the exemption for seat belts in cars built prior to 1968 does not apply to children. It is true that I don't need seat belts but according to the police I do have to have them if I want to take my grandkids in the car. I have been stopp...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2502

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Well I guess my grandkids won't be able to ride in my cars until they are 18. Hope I live long enough to see that day. Right now I would have to live to be 91 and that assumes I won't have more grandkids! There is a risk in everything we do and a reward associated with that risk! Depriving me and my...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2502

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

I think Florida deleted the exemption for cars not originally equipped with seat belts, at least as it applies to children and the use of car seats. That is what a police officer told me when he pulled me over for having two of my grandkids in the back seat of my touring. He just gave me a warning b...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two man top
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: two man top

If the car you are looking to put a top on is the '21 roadster and you already have the body irons, sockets and bows all you need is the kit from Classtique and a little bit of patience. I did my '14 Runabout using their kit and it came out great. I had never done anything like that before but it is...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foundry run
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Foundry run

Nice castings, who do you use? I have some things I need to get done and your castings look like they do a fantastic job!
by Russ T Fender
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head question for 1922 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Head question for 1922 engine

If you go for a low head you will need shorter head bolts too. In either case I would get new head bolts if the old ones show any signs of stretching.
by Russ T Fender
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dupont Acrylic Lacquer paint 99L
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Dupont Acrylic Lacquer paint 99L

Hibernia Restoration in NJ has what you need. They were able to match the lacquer I painted my car with in 1970 perfectly. They say they can ship to all 50 States.
by Russ T Fender
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Fuel level / Pressure effects on engine operation

Years ago I bought a T that had been sitting for years. I offered one price if I could hear it running and it sounded OK and a considerably lower price if it was not running. They agreed and spent 2 hours trying to get it to run before they finally agreed to accept the lower price. I loaded the car ...
by Russ T Fender
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

Moth balls used to be an effective rodent deterrent but no more. The environmental police must have mandated a change in their composition because I found them in a nest last year. Dryer sheets seem to work better but they leave the garage smelling like a French whore house!
by Russ T Fender
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold weather storage tips please
Replies: 14
Views: 818

Re: Cold weather storage tips please

I have similar storage facilities (unheated with temperatures as low as minus 20). I also let 20 pounds of pressure out of the tires and keep them fully off the ground. I place dryer sheets around the interior and plug the tailpipe and carburetor openings to keep the critters out. I am not keen on c...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: tire pressure

The early treatises call for 20 pounds per inch of tire on clincher rims. That's 60 front and 70 rear.
by Russ T Fender
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will later rear axle innards fit into an early housing?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Will later rear axle innards fit into an early housing?

My '10 is a mid-March car. It did not have babbitt inner bearings but it did have straight, not tapered, axles. I just swapped axles using the gears off the old ones so the rest of the components were from the original 6 rivet rear.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will later rear axle innards fit into an early housing?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Will later rear axle innards fit into an early housing?

I replaced the straight axles in my 6 rivet rear without issue. Of course I had to change hubs as well. It was many years ago but, as I recall, I used the rest of the innards from the original axle and replaced the thrust washers with brass and steel. Set up was difficult but it all worked.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 1070

Re: Seat Belt Install

I am a big advocate of seat belts and wear them religiously in my modern cars but after a lot of analysis I have concluded that seat belts in a Model T are not a good idea. You could span between the frame rails with angle iron to provide a location for anchoring seat belts but doing that has at lea...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: New New York License Plates

Steve, they don't know but that does not stop them from rejecting a mint plate as restored. Those morons at the NYDMV are often wrong but never in doubt! I had a mint 1913 Plate they rejected. I had a trashed plate they approved and then I had it restored. Bottom line, their stupidity cost me the $1...
by Russ T Fender
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1702

Re: Failure

A lot of the local shows support great causes but do not have very sophisticated category designations. At this show I was in the Ford category. There were 35 Fords, only one Model T and two from the 30's. I ask not to be judged as I would rather see trophies going to the newcomers. Hopefully it wil...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Oops! Allan, obviously, I can't count. Six, not eight sides on the plug
by Russ T Fender
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

I still can't figure out how you can tour as much as you do and still keep that '11 in immaculate condition!
by Russ T Fender
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

I believe that smaller octagon is for the crankcase and differential plugs. The early plugs were slotted so the early wrench did not have it. After the change the later crankcase continued to use the octagonal plug but the later differentials used a plug with a recessed square. The later adjustable ...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose lugs
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Kelsey loose lugs

Thanks Allan. I have 12 matching lugs that are on the car but one rim is a Hayes with fixed lugs. The spare is a Kelsey rim and I want to start using it in place of the Hayes so I just need 4 more matching lugs. Hopefully the ones I have will match. If not there's always Hershey! My problem is that ...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kelsey loose lugs
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Kelsey loose lugs

I have some Kelsey loose lugs that are unmarked and some identical Stone lugs marked 44 C. I understand that the Stone lugs are aftermarket. Does anyone know if these are correct for the Kelsey clincher rims on my '22 Centerdoor. The car is in Florida and I am heading down there next month so I am n...
by Russ T Fender
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RATTLE DRIVING ME CRAZY
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: RATTLE DRIVING ME CRAZY

It took me years to locate an annoying rattle. Timer rod. At idle with spark moderately advance no noise. On the road with the spark advanced for normal driving rattle. I would have never found it if I had not removed the timer for cleaning.
by Russ T Fender
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who wants to play “Identify this sound” ?
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Who wants to play “Identify this sound” ?

It can take a lot of work to get a car tour ready. You just have to run it and address issues as they come up. Eventually you will get it all sorted out and have a good, reliable, road worthy car you can drive and enjoy. Don't give up. For your current issue I would pull the rear with the radius rod...
by Russ T Fender
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 1493

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

Since your post was in part intended as a learning experience for newbies I would add that with rags stuffed around the transmission you don't want anyone turning the crank. Many years ago while changing bands I was called in to lunch by my wife so I left the garage and went inside. A friend stopped...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Presto-lite tank question
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Presto-lite tank question

Chad that is a good question.That seems to vary. Where I am no one will fill a tank with a gauge. With the gauge removed and a plug in it's place they will take it for refill but only on exchange which doesn't work because you rarely find a tank where the valve is offset. Years ago there was a guy i...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could it be the Oil ?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1813

Re: Could it be the Oil ?!

I run straight 30wt oil in all my T's. One chatters, the others don't. They all have Kevlar bands. It might be that heavier oil helps but there has to be more to it than that!
by Russ T Fender
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stiff Speedometer head
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Stiff Speedometer head

My approach is to send them to Russ Furstnow. I have been running speedometers serviced by Russ without issue for more years than I care to admit.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T Transmission Bands
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

Re: 1926 Ford Model T Transmission Bands

Is the cam for the low speed pedal worn? Was it ever replaced? If not, that's what it might be. If that is the problem you can compensate for the wear by placing washers behind the band ears. Not the best solution but it is a temporary fix until you can pull the hogs head and replace the cam.
by Russ T Fender
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas
Replies: 34
Views: 2624

Re: What a mess ... my garage with puddles of gas

While a shut off at the carburetor is a good idea and most convenient it is not ideal unless you also have a shut off that does not require the hood to be raised. If you have an engine fire, and that's most likely the place a fire will occur, you may not be able to get to the shut off. In addition, ...
by Russ T Fender
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Above axle wishbone
Replies: 23
Views: 1942

Re: Above axle wishbone

I guess I should have mentioned that I took a light radius cut on the nut when I used the later wishbones. I did not contour the nut to be flush with the concave contour of the wishbone however, just enough to seat it in the contour a bit. I have not had any movement on any of the ones that I did an...
by Russ T Fender
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Above axle wishbone
Replies: 23
Views: 1942

Re: Above axle wishbone

I was able to add the lower wishbone to all my early cars using a '26/'27 wishbone and the thinner drive shaft pinion nut. No modification required other than removal of the wishbone ball.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4490

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

I got one to expand the tour groups I could drive with. It was the only pre 1915 car I could afford at the time and it made a great reliable vehicle for touring with the HCCA. It also made it possible to tour with the numerous Model T groups. But, be careful! I have one 2 cylinder car to tour with t...
by Russ T Fender
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question: how to change a tire on the road?
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Newbie question: how to change a tire on the road?

Don't know about anyone else but I have found that a patch kit is no longer worth carrying. For some reason these new tubes just won't hold a patch. I don't know if its the tube, the patch or the glue but I never had any problem patching a tube until recently and I am still running tubes with 3 or m...
by Russ T Fender
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 7882

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

Started my '14 after a nap since October and moved it into the summer shed. Two pulls with full choke, turned on the switch and got a free start! The road is still too muddy for a drive but I'm looking forward to it!
by Russ T Fender
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trick to getting the tube out of the tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Trick to getting the tube out of the tire?

Cuts in the stem almost always come from under inflation. I run both metal stems and rubber stems on my cars and have never had a problem with either style stem. I run 60 pounds in the front and 70 in the rear on my clinchers. I use flaps and have found that removing the tube is easier if you break ...
by Russ T Fender
Thu May 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork inserts in trans bands ?
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Cork inserts in trans bands ?

Mark, I have 7 Model T's and all have Kevlar bands. One chatters at the end when braking but none of the others do that. I doubt it is the Kevlar lining causing the chatter but sure would like to know what is causing it.
by Russ T Fender
Thu May 23, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions On How To Get This Out, Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Suggestions On How To Get This Out, Please!

I removed the tank from my '10 Touring without lifting the body years ago. As I recall it seemed impossible but with enough jiggling there was just one spot where it could be done with a little brute force. Not so lucky with my Chalmers-Detroit. 07D587AC-360C-4171-8A7D-B9D73A0D92C4.jpeg 9619873C-DB5...
by Russ T Fender
Sun May 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Change of steering gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 1508

Re: Change of steering gears?

I made the change on my '14 speedster and love the results. I was able to work the gears into the '14 steering column using time saver and a lot of patience but the results were well worth the effort. I replaced the steering shaft as part of the process.
by Russ T Fender
Fri May 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video

Been there done that! I finally moved to Florida. First pull cold starts.
by Russ T Fender
Thu May 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rims and Tires
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: Rims and Tires

Nice Centerdoor! Looks like a '22 to me as it has the ratchet window risers and no visor. My unmolested '22 has Kelsey rims. Someone added side lamps at some point and an after market cowel vent as well. Lots of cars were modified like that. I like the look! 28640EDA-596A-445C-A2F8-19027525E91A.jpeg
by Russ T Fender
Thu May 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Short drive in a 1909 touring on video

Great shots. Wish I had roads like that to run on. Cold starts are hard on the back but jacking up a rear wheel makes them a little easier.
by Russ T Fender
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 volt verses mag
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: 6 volt verses mag

If you run 12 volts you will find the coils perform almost as well as they do on Mag. To some extent it is a matter of how the coils are adjusted. I ran one car for a year on 6 volts until I rebuilt the mag and adjusted the coils for maximum performance running it that way. Once the mag was redone I...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mag ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

Re: mag ignition

For what it's worth I had a similar issue with my '14 and it turned out to be the switch. Even after cleaning the contacts and not seeing anything unusual the problem persisted. As a last resort I swapped it out for an old switch and the problem went away.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: WD40

I rarely use WD 40 anymore in the shop but my wife uses it on stainless steel appliances and I now use it on the gas barbecue grill. Works great for that.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: WD40

I rarely use WD 40 anymore in the shop but my wife uses it on stainless steel appliances and I now use it on the gas barbecue grill. Works great for that.
by Russ T Fender
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat upholstery kit
Replies: 23
Views: 2138

Re: Seat upholstery kit

I used Clastique for my '14 runabout and was very satisfied.
by Russ T Fender
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: engine knock
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: engine knock

Sounds like it might be a wrist pin. Does the knock get softer or go away when you retard the spark while the engine is still cold?
by Russ T Fender
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fiber Timing Gears
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: Fiber Timing Gears

A little bit of noise is a small price to pay for reliability. I don't know about everone elses T's but mine make enough noise from other places to more than cover up any noise from the timing gear!
by Russ T Fender
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-skids vs standard tread
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: Non-skids vs standard tread

That is a good point you make about the non skid design. The high relief of the lettering puts less rubber on the road and probably causes accelerated wear as opposed to a full profile tread design but the new ones still wore very fast compared to the old ones. I attribute the difference to the mate...
by Russ T Fender
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-skids vs standard tread
Replies: 14
Views: 1472

Re: Non-skids vs standard tread

I non skids on the front wheels of my car for almost 20 years before they wore out. I replaced them with the non skids available today and they didn't last a year! They might be good for a looker but they stink for a driver!
by Russ T Fender
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 2341

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

When I went from an original Heinze wood coil box to a repro box that uses the later coils it did not require any modifcation of the dash and In my opinion the difference in size is not noticeable unless the have the two side by side or take a measuring tape to it! Others may be more observant but m...
by Russ T Fender
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Soldering chrome script
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Soldering chrome script

I wouldn't worry too much about using stainless wire despite what Bergs says. If you have a original style round tube radiator you can easily space the stainless wire so it is no where near a tube. I have Ford script mounted that way for more than 40 years on an original radiator without a problem. ...
by Russ T Fender
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wish Me Luck
Replies: 22
Views: 2031

Re: Wish Me Luck

Don't worry about it! If it can go a mile it can go 100 miles. On back roads I can lope along all day at 25 mph and the T happlily keeps right on going like the energizer bunny!
by Russ T Fender
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 2341

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

My late '12 originally had a Heinze box. Years ago and before they started reproducing the coils for it I replaced it with a metal box when the coils failed. Later, I replaced the metal box with a Heinze repro box dimensioned to take KW coils and the original is still sitting on the shelf with 4 bad...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lowering a touring top to get in a trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Lowering a touring top to get in a trailer

I have to drop the top to get my cars in the trailer but it is not much of a problem as I usually leave the top down anyway. The problem came when I bought my Centerdoor. Can't drop the top on that so it is relegated to local driving or I have to rent an open trailer to haul it. If I had it to do ov...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Black T Paint - Shined Up
Replies: 14
Views: 1733

Re: Original Black T Paint - Shined Up

My Centerdoor has original paint and I foolishly rubbed it out to see how it would look. The paint on the vertical panels on the body, as opposed to the fenders, hood and cowel, almost looked like a repaint after I got done. Other than the places where the paint is missing and the small areas where ...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: 27 motor

My '27 with matching engine and frame numbers is that way. I gave up on the vaporizer carburetor but did not want to punch out the membrane so I ran linkage over the top of the engine and now,run an NH. I have seen them both ways but assume that is because someone punched out the membrane to run the...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floating hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Floating hub

Would it be possible to turn down the heads on the bolts, including the perch bolt, to get the necessary clearance or would that weaken them too much. I am no metalurgist and assume that the bolts supplied with the new kits are somehow stronger to allow for the thinner head. I have turned down nuts ...
by Russ T Fender
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floating hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: Floating hub

I will order the the bolts with the thinner heads and try it with the Ford service brake drum using a shim on each side. How does the bearing come out of the axle housing? Does it just pull out or is there more to it?
by Russ T Fender
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floating hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Floating hub

I have had my '14 Touring for over 10 years and when I got it the previous owner told me that he had completely redone the rear axle so other than checking periodically for play I have not done anything to it. It has Rocky Mtn. brakes but the previous owner did not put the Ford service brake drums b...
by Russ T Fender
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hauling a Model T
Replies: 21
Views: 2272

Re: Hauling a Model T

I too am underpriviledged with only 4 points to secure my car with. In front I use a short strap on each side covered with a canvas protector that I put around the front axle just outside of the spring perch and run it to the floor tie down on the opposite side so the two front tie down straps criss...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Start-up problems after lay-off.
Replies: 16
Views: 1810

Re: Start-up problems after lay-off.

After fighting poor starting and performance on my 1930 Plymouth I finally put a small 6 volt fuel pump in the vacuum tank. No one knows it is there unless they hear the click when I turn the key on. No more issues!
by Russ T Fender
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Upholstery ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Original Upholstery ?

This is the original interior of my '22 Centerdoor. Don't know if it is the same for your coupe but it is clearly striped.
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by Russ T Fender
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head questions
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Low head questions

Russ that helps a lot. I didin't think anyone would make an after market low head that was otherwise identical to the Ford head but I didn't have any other explaination. Thanks.
by Russ T Fender
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head questions
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Low head questions

I have a low head with no markings on it at all. I have always wondered if it is a very early head or an after market item.
by Russ T Fender
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford T town car & Landaulet
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Ford T town car & Landaulet

I think the laudelet has a top that opens over the passengers as opposed to the town car that is closed over the passengers. The chauffeur or drivers compartment can be open or closed on either style.
by Russ T Fender
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: Battery relocation

One of my cars sits all winter in the garage of our summer house where the temperature inside has gotten as low as 15 below zero. I keep a "smart" battery maintainer on it all winter and have never had a problem. I just bought a new battery last year and the old one was 7 years old.
by Russ T Fender
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T front fender brackets
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Model T front fender brackets

They are forgings. They can easily be bent cold and often the ones you find have been bent over the years as a result of accidents and people sitting on the fender.
by Russ T Fender
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT sorta, Ford watch fob
Replies: 0
Views: 377

OT sorta, Ford watch fob

I have a watch fob that was given out as an advertising promotion by Bob Blingler Ford Inc. Newport Pike, Marietta, Ohio. The fob pictures an early Ford touring car and the slogan "high priced quality in a low priced car". Does anyone have any information about this Ford dealer. I assume that the fo...
by Russ T Fender
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T Military Photo
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Old Photo - T Military Photo

Rear side curtains are on.
by Russ T Fender
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting questions??
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Starting questions??

Next time you try to start pull the choke out a bit, not all the way, and hold it there once the car starts and see if the car keeps running. If it does you know you are too lean. My '27 did that. Float level was too low. I eventually switched to an NH as I like to hand crank and the vaporizer was h...
by Russ T Fender
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Glass Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Glass Thickness

If it was done in the 90's it should be safety glass. If you look at the edge of the glass it should have a very thin line down the middle. It is sometimes hard to see especially if the edge has been rounded.
by Russ T Fender
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Glass Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Glass Thickness

It is illegal to use tempered glass in a windshield where I live
by Russ T Fender
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 T owners, I need your help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: 1910 T owners, I need your help!

Bill, I finally got over to my storage space today and the body number on the front seat cross member of my car is B6974 and it was fitted to the chassis on March 24, 1910. Hope that helps some.