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by richc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Engine number question

I have at late 1917 Canadian engine block with the same casting date location, with serial number C138960. I believe you have an authentic Canadian Ford block. Bakersfield buy Pic1.JPG BTW, the changeover from the inline casting date to circular casting date on the Canadian blocks appears to have ta...
by richc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4422

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Wouldn’t loosening the spring perches at the rear axle housing allow you to swivel the entire rear end assembly forward the required ¼”?

Rich C.
by richc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and offers. I’ve been playing with my rear perch & nut pieces this morning. What I did was lightly file the tops of the treads on the perch and nuts to remove any burrs and slightly reduce the height of the threads. Then, using some valve grinding compound, littl...
by richc
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Rear Perch Thread Size

I have a few rear spring perches with good threads, some with their original nuts and some without. The nut thread size is 11/16” – 16 tpi. Having bought a couple of new perch nuts from the vendors, I find these replacement nuts cannot be threaded on the perches. Some rudimentary measurements are as...
by richc
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Part Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: TT Truck Part Identification

Mark, your piece is from an early TT rear spring perch. Those early perches had a narrow casting with a collar on each end to make up the width. Later, the perch castings were full length and didn't have the collars anymore. This picture is not the best, but it shows where your collar sits. TT Haul ...
by richc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: FS SIX FLUTE OIL BREATHER CAP

1914-16 B.JPG I’m not trying to muddy the issue, however, here are four different 1914-16 oil caps. The black one on the left is a six flute steel cap with Ford script and Made in USA. This I believe is correct for mid-1914 to mid-1915. The three flute Ford script with Made in USA cap on the right ...
by richc
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6751

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

February 2nd and it’s sunny and 76 degrees in Tulsa! Seemed like an opportune time for the inaugural test drive of my 1924 TT chassis. I had started the engine half a dozen times or so letting it run 20 or 30 minutes over the past several weeks - even got it to start hand cranking it off the magneto...
by richc
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT shackle Bushings.
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: TT shackle Bushings.

Size: OD 1.00" ID 11/16" OAL 3.00". Best to confirm just to make sure, however. I got my TT shackle bushings from Bronzebushings.com. Looking through their site I don't see the 3 inch length listed anymore, but I would imagine they would still make them if requested. Hope this helps, Rich C.
by richc
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas

Wayne – both my 1918 circular casting date blocks, plus the other one I saw, were all pre-generator blocks. For 1919 blocks there are four different styles, if I may call them that. They are inline casting dates with and w/o generator provision and circular casting dates with and w/o generator provi...
by richc
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas

Although the circular casting date is generally considered introduced in 1919, they actually started showing up early as mid 1918. I have two 1918 blocks with a circular casting date, the earlier one (June) shown below, and have seen one other. Block with Circ casting.JPG On the flip side of this th...
by richc
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4077

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

I replaced the bushing in my steering bracket which will eventually get bolted to a 1914 roadster chassis. The original bushing was the long one piece style and it wasn’t wanting to let loose of its host. A bushing driver didn’t budge it nor did tapping one end of the bushing with a ½” NPT tap and i...
by richc
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry needed a locking steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Henry needed a locking steering wheel

My 1922 Coupe had a locking steering wheel with the original key (which works) when I bought it. It's still on the car today.
Steering Accessory.JPG
Rich C.
by richc
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford script TT cab
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Ford script TT cab

As Jeff said, this back panel with the Ford script was used on the earliest AA trucks, until February 1928.

Rich C.
by richc
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rare 1913 only Victor tail lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Rare 1913 only Victor tail lamp

PM sent to you, Andrew.

Rich C.
by richc
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps

Among the treasures I found at Hershey was the mate to my 1913 Victor “1” cowl lamp. Now I have a matching set. RSC Differences1.jpg Nope, not so fast! A close inspection revealed the spade mounting brackets were different. RSC Differences2.jpg I find the details to be interesting and know nobody wo...
by richc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear end question....
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: TT rear end question....

One other indicator of an early TT is the rear cross member. The early ones are shorter and have only one hole for mounting a bed instead of two. Your photo field of view didn't quite cover this area of the frame. Pictured below is what I'm describing.
TT Haul2.jpg
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Rich C.
by richc
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2932

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I’m not trying to change the purpose of Matt G’s original post about his great Model T buzz saw – I love it. However, there was some interest regarding the aluminum hogshead on his late 1915 / early 1916 engine assembly. From an earlier post by Hap Tucker in July 2012 we get this mention of 1916 alu...
by richc
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 35
Views: 2932

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

It looks like the transmission hogshead is aluminum. During early 1916 a few aluminum transmission covers were used alongside the newly introduced cast iron covers. These 1916 aluminum covers were more like the 1911-12 style covers in that did not have the reinforcing gussets at the bolts holes. Alu...
by richc
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 4384

Re: Show us your TT

Actually a TT in progress...
Chassis 4a.jpg
Rich C.
by richc
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: 1915 Parts

Gary, I sent you an email to your AOL address.

Rich C.
by richc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishing You all well in the Mid West
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Wishing You all well in the Mid West

The Arkansas River through Tulsa looked more like the Mississippi River for several days – wide and fast moving. It flooded numerous areas along its course as the waters rose due to increased output flow from the upstream Keystone Lake Dam. The river is now below flood stage and cleanup is going wel...
by richc
Sat May 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original Brass Hub Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: FS Original Brass Hub Caps

PM and e-mail sent.

Rich C.
by richc
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in March?
Replies: 81
Views: 9759

Re: What have you done with your T in March?

This block came out of a TT truck that looked like it was cobbled together at some time in the past, based on the mix of major pieces. My plan is to make a test stand using this engine to test carburetors, starters, and generators. It’s an Oct 1925 engine, in others words an early 1926 block. It loo...
by richc
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 3668

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Here is the original plated tee Larry referred to.
Acetylene Gas Tee.JPG
Rich C.
by richc
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Let's go back to the old Forum
Replies: 65
Views: 6529

Re: lets go back to the old Form

I like the new option of clicking on a posted photo and getting the full sized version of the pic.

Rich C.
by richc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frame Anomaly
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Frame Anomaly

I found spool pieces inserted inside the frame rails on both sides of one frame while looking over some T frames I have. They’re at the rear portion of the frame. Instead of the three rivets being used for the corner bracket, one rivet was left out and this tubular support was in its place. There is...
by richc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID’ing Body Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Help ID’ing Body Brackets

I need to learn more about Model T bodies! Where do these brackets go, what do they do, and what years were they used? Thank you for your kind help.
Pair of Brackets ID.jpg
Rich C.
by richc
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dating Ruckstells
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Dating Ruckstells

This Ruckstell plate is from my TT rear axle. Given the serial number, it most certainly is a later example.
TT Plate.jpg
Rich C.
by richc
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fred Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 3559

Re: Fred Houston

I’m very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing and I expend my deepest condolences to his family. Fred was my first mentor when I entered the Model T hobby and I will miss him.

Rich C.
by richc
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Schematics Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Model T Electrical Schematics Available

Would the later non-starter car, those with the firewall terminal block, have an electric tail light as shown in drawing #3? Or would it just be the oil tail lamp?

Rich C.