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by Terry_007
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information needed on Powell & Hanmer P&H brass lamps
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Information needed on Powell & Hanmer P&H brass lamps

English made of course. While the P&H lamps were very popular on motorcycles, they made a wide range of good quality lamps for automobiles as well, even bicycles, boats and about anything else that would need one. Yours are made to fit what was known as a "light car." They were indeed mounted on the...
by Terry_007
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Model T Insurance

Man, seems like this question comes up once a week. I repeat myself - J.C. Taylor. It's not how cheap, it's how good. You won't know that until you have a claim. Look at the discussion that's already taken place on this forum (numerous times). Recommend you also look at the AACA discussion forum. Pl...
by Terry_007
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CANCELLED - Luray 2020, Mid Atlantic Prewar Swap Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: CANCELLED - Luray 2020, Mid Atlantic Prewar Swap Meet

Great meet that we were really looking forward to, especially the fellowship there. Super friendly and a great chance to visit with the vendors and old friends you don't see again until Hershey in the fall. Was thinking about hauling some stuff up this year but had to abandon that plan as the schedu...
by Terry_007
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Dennis, that's too cool! Will we get to see it on display at the Luray Swap Meet? Hope it's still happening-will be there if it's at all possible!
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA
Replies: 23
Views: 1713

Re: LOL HA HA HA HA HA "take a breath" LOL HA HA HA HA HA

What happens in Las Vegas SHOULD STAY in Las Vegas!!!
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Auto Club Badge
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Re: Brass Auto Club Badge

Contact AACA Headquarters in Hershey and they can tell you approximately when this was produced. There were several versions of it made over the years.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2357

Re: Insurance company recommendations

I see you posted the same question the AACA discussion form and have a lot of replies there. Looks like J.C.Taylor is receiving a lot of compliments, and as I responded to you on that forum, they will always be my first recommendation. They are outstanding supporters of the old car hobby. The questi...
by Terry_007
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: RIP

Knew Ed a long time. He was a great guy and knew every inch of the early Fords. We horse-traded many parts over the years. Will miss him.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Carbide burners N.O.S. But for what"

The small ones might be for those miners hat lights. Look at them on ebay and see for comparison.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

I would really like to see a picture of the oil pickup area I guess upon reflection I would certainly consider adding a oil filter if I built a copy (and a oil pressure gauge). I would guess that a 10 psi gauge would be a good starting point It'll be another couple of weeks before I'm able to get o...
by Terry_007
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

Very surprised there have not been any responses yet on this. Anyone out there in T-land ever seen this kind of set-up before? Still wondering how to best advise the guy who owns it.
Thanks,
Terry - and the rest of the Colonial Va Chapter guys who are also wondering.
by Terry_007
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Internal oiling system - quite ingenious or?

A bunch of us from the Colonial Model T club convened last weekend for our 1st meeting/tech session of the year. We went to the home of a new member who asked for help looking at his current 15 project. He had purchased a "rebuilt" engine from someone out west and had it shipped to him and he was an...
by Terry_007
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

Here are a couple of other pictures sent to me today that show the measurements on it.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

I thought perhaps tractor also, but tool collectors have told me those were marked "Fordson" rather than just Ford.
Good suggestion tho-
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Ford scrip hubcap wrench questions

A friend in NJ who collects old tools recently acquired this Ford script hubcap wrench. I don't have the measurements on it but do know the large opening is much bigger than the Model T hubcap. Note it also only has two openings in it. I've asked a couple of other Model T tool guys what it is and th...
by Terry_007
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken global repairman?
Replies: 16
Views: 1260

Re: Broken global repairman?

Is that a repro? Don't believe I've ever seen anything like that before that was original. Could be wrong so please tell me more -
Thanks,
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1832

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

A clue for me is the fact you are not smelling gas. It should be easy to flood, and just a couple of turns on the crank with the choke pulled out should result is gas squirting out the overflow hole on the carb. I'll bet you are using a Holley NH and it has one of those after-market fuel inlets wher...
by Terry_007
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sara's Grandfather's 1915 Model T
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Sara's Grandfather's 1915 Model T

Congratulations! I spent a lot of time looking over the T at Charlotte. I hope you will be in Philly to personally receive the award. I'm one of the guys who will he handing out the trophies as you come down off the stage there after you get your picture taken with the President. It'll be an honor t...
by Terry_007
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Runabout Top question
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: 1913 Runabout Top question

Had the pleasure of seeing this T at the recent AACA meet in Fallbrook CA and actually used it for a judges training seminar. Nice job on it and thanks again for your willingness to allow some judges to learn about it.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fallbrook Tour - Two Days Away!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1836

Re: Model T and Brass Era Fallbrook Tour - January 19-21, 2020

Wish we lived closer - we were at the recent AACA National Meet at that resort and enjoyed it tremendously. Nice place and a nice area to tour in with plenty of great scenery and things to do. Found some real treasure in an antique mall in Temecula too. Unfortunately, cross-country is a long way to ...
by Terry_007
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

I started collecting years ago at Hershey. Found a vendor over in the old Blue Field (under where the roller coaster is) and bought a whole pile of them for five bucks each. Stopped counting them a long time ago. Some are pretty fancy with brass lamps printed in gold so they look like brass. The Cha...
by Terry_007
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

A few more interesting catalogs. In addition to specialized Ford T catalogs, I have a lot dating back to 1903. Started buying them years ago for the spark plug info in them, sort of as a go-with for my spark plug collections.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

A few of my accessory catalogs-
by Terry_007
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1632

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

Yes, could be a 13 on closer inspection. Wish we could see which the windshield folded. The way it is in the photos isn't the way it's supposed to ! I have no idea what the original sequence of the photos was, so depending on how you arrange them, you could tell different stories. Wouldn't it be int...
by Terry_007
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1632

Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

Recently found an interesting batch of photo postcards showing the wreck of a 1914 touring. The car looks to have been rolled over and was apparently hauled somewhere, rolled onto its side and stripped for parts. It's an interesting series of cards.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

Re: 1915 Parts

I believe the "Rip Van Winkle" 17 has the tall F hubcaps. Hopefully someone has a photo they can post. My 14 has them.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

Somehow I'd missed that earlier forum posting, but good to see more info on these. I've had a display box of them in by recreated old auto parts store. The are displayed in an antique showcase along with some other lighting stuff. Interesting that the inside lid of the box folds up to look like a da...
by Terry_007
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E&J lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: E&J lamp

Couple of choices - Muratic acid. It's messy and could be dangerous. Google stipping nickle plating from brass and you'll find you-tube videos on how to do it. It's addressed mainly at removing the plating from plumbing fixtures, but essentially is the same process. Another choice is to simply paint...
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Scotland
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: New Member from Scotland

Welcome Steve. Where in Scotland are you located? I lived near Dundee years ago. Was stationed at a USN base at a small town south of Aberdeen, Edzell. We were members of the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club and helped start the Scottish Transport Extravaganza at Glamis Castle, which of course still ...
by Terry_007
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 1341

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

My bad - those were the "new" FISK demountables, not Firestones.
Nice photo anyway.
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 1341

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

Here is a photo of famed early race car driver Joan Cuneo showing off the Firestone Demountables. She used them in 1909 of the Glidden, mounted on a Rainier.
by Terry_007
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 2099

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

"I've never had one of those double electrode plugs. I'd like to put one in the tester and see if it really has two sparks." Short answer is no. Two ground electrodes (or more) with just one center electrode will always produce just a single spark, arching between it and closest ground electrode. Th...
by Terry_007
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 2099

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Here is a box of plug cores I found over in the Chocolate field. I didn't buy them all, just the good Champions. Price was good as you can see.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 2099

Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Hershey is always a treasure hunt for us spark plug collectors. I found a nice batch this year including some NOS plugs and insulators for the Ts. Managed to find some NOS in the box Ford Script brass top Champion insulators as well as some of the early straight sided Chamption X insulators. They we...
by Terry_007
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ready for Hershey
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Ready for Hershey

Nice restoration ! Is that plating correct? What kind of interesting spark plugs did you find at Hershey this year?
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

I've used nothing but SemiChrome on my 1912 Triumph motorcycle.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Slight oops - posted the wrong page from the 1916 Andre catalog. This one shows the brass hat, non-ribbed insulator Champion plugs clearly.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Here are some pics - the full page Champion ad is from the Andre auto parts supply company 1916 catalog. Also shown are pictures of a few Champion plugs from my collection that have the brass hat and unribbed insulators. Note the NOS Champion with the box, which bears the 1916 patent date. Also show...
by Terry_007
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

Your X page is fine. Talking strictly about the Model T, as noted in my post, "The plug shown in your photo is the early style Champion X supplied in Ts beginning in 1911. If you are into showing, these would be the correct plugs for a pre 1916 car." I was speaking generally about the brass hat feat...
by Terry_007
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Champion X not brass top Spark plugs

The brass hat style first appeared in 1916 when Champion bought the Jeffry DeWitt spark plug company. The ribbed insulator appeared later. The plug shown in your photo is the early style Champion X supplied in Ts beginning in 1911. If you are into showing, these would be the correct plugs for a pre ...
by Terry_007
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How often do you clean your New Day timer
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: How often do you clean your New Day timer

I clean the spare under the back seat every couple of years. It does get some oxidation on the contacts. The one on the car I cleaned a couple of years ago when I had the engine out to rebuild the transmission. I checked it this spring before our square car tour and it didn't need anything. That tim...
by Terry_007
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4962

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Car show will be on Saturday, last official day of the event. Over 1000 of the most amazing antilque autos you'll ever see.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Ford T Advertising item-more info appreciated
Replies: 0
Views: 349

Early Ford T Advertising item-more info appreciated

I posted also on the AACA Forum - was hopeful to find more info on this great Model T advertising fan I recently acquired. I'm guessing the car is 1919-20. Lack of sidelamps is a giveaway on the 1919 or later date. It's of course an artist rendering which can often complicate more precise dating. Yo...
by Terry_007
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 1381

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

Great work! Looking forward to seeing you at Hershey.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 301307

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Safe travels Steve, look forward to seeing you at Hershey.
Terry GCC5,6. Stop by and show me some more spark plugs!
by Terry_007
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we enter US military bases?
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Can we enter US military bases?

You should check with Security at the specific base you are talking about. If you have a military ID card there should be no issues, but if not, you'll need to get a special access pass, and that's where you may find some sticky local rules that make it more difficult.
Terry (Retired USN).
by Terry_007
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery spark plugs. any idea what they are, age, ect...
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Mystery spark plugs. any idea what they are, age, ect...

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/822076/846047.html?1520738060 We've had the discussion before - interesting plug called "Beacon Light." Not terribly rare but interesting and a nice collectors item. You can still find them NOS in the box. If you don't have the full set or a couple of extras you'...
by Terry_007
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T drive to the tractor show
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: A Model T drive to the tractor show

Those kind of events are always great and the old cars are usually quite an addition to them. I wish we had more like that in our area. We used to attend an event at one of the James River plantations that is now a state-run farming museum. Great location but for some reason they stopped having the ...
by Terry_007
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What should this sell for?
Replies: 13
Views: 1453

Re: What should this sell for?

Agree that $1500-$2K would be reasonable. It's a restoration project. Aftermarket homeycomb radiator, spaghetti wiring job, rust thru at the bottom of the body (might be bad wood underneath that), missing top irons, etc. The tires could be worthless if old and dry-rotted. Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1940

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Would love to drop in if here are no conflicts. Have some AACA duties to attend to late on Thrusday and the most important thing, the annual Hershey meeting of the Spark Plug Collectors of America, 10Am on Friday.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you imagine ???
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Can you imagine ???

Hey Dennis, I recommend driving it until the Luray Swap Meet. There are always a lot of good transmission parts that show up there. Stop by and say hello at Hershey.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks

Thanks. Will take some photos and post here when finished. Probably not going to be a project until after Hershey though.
Terry
by Terry_007
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks

Will I need to completely remove them, or just loosen them?
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks

Sometime this coming winter I'm going to install the correct spring shackles on my 14 wide-track touring. The shackles on it are fine, just want them to be correct. My car is equipped with a nice set of Hassler shocks and I like them so plan on keeping them. Looking at making a spring spreader but a...
by Terry_007
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Repair wood wheels

Agree this is not something you should try yourself. The assumption is that the spokes are loose in the felloe when it's more likely the felloe is loose against the steel rim itself. A tell-tale sign of a loose wheel will be red dust showing up where the wood meets the metal. Recommend you contact o...
by Terry_007
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4962

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

GCC 5-6. I'm almost across from the crab cake vendor, so if you are coming over for the best sandwich at Hershey, drop by and say hello. I'll have the usual selection of brass era stuff, some lit and automobilia. Don't forget to bring old spark pugs for my collection. If nobody is there that means w...
by Terry_007
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just me or have there been significantly fewer cars for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Just me or have there been significantly fewer cars for sale?

I think there are always more cars for sale in late fall and winter when people realize they can't keep them outside. I know several people who bought cars earlier in the year and have no idea where they are going to keep them.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are our cars invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Are our cars invisible?

Common problem these days unfortunately. A couple of weekends ago one of our club members had his 69 Camaro at a car show in a shopping center parking lot. He was leaving, and was sitting at a stop sigh just at the end of a row of stores. A lady parked in the last spot backed out and smashed right i...
by Terry_007
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found in my garage today
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: Found in my garage today

Photos didn't show up, please try again. Interested in seeing the spark plug related stuff.
Thanks,
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An English Model T floor jack
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: An English Model T floor jack

The Brits made some interesting stuff. Harvey Frost was a well known name in the tire business. Here is a pic of one of their vulcanizers from my collection.
Terry
by Terry_007
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2613

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

First thing I'd to is clean up ALL electrical connections. Sitting that long, there is probably some corrosion on contacts. Fresh gas, clean fuel system are essential too.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 2667

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Cracked a reverse drum on a tour several years ago. Kevlar bands, but crack was due to my using reverse to help slow the car descending a steep hill. I knew heat would be a factor and although I was trying to be careful, I wasn't so fortunate. I checked it out in the parking lot that evening, then c...
by Terry_007
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford in Sicily
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Model T Ford in Sicily

So, tell us about your trip to Sicily. Did you encounter any Model Ts or other old cars?
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…
Replies: 34
Views: 2747

Re: NOT looking for a fight, just my “ethical” opinion venting…

Happens all the time, especially at swap meets. I've watched many good deals get snapped up fast and simply moved over to another table with a jacked-up price on them. Sorry you missed the goodie you were chasing.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 2467

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

I think the "remember me" function is operating correctly as I was able to get back on instantly. Appreciate your help.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 2467

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

I was able to log in using the temp password you sent me and managed to change to a new password on my profile page. The link you sent though does not work. It leads me to a menu of lots of different topics but when I attempted to click onto the link from that page it tells me "Page not found." I'm ...
by Terry_007
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: What is this?

Finally logged in using a temp password. Looking at this it looks more like a piece of transmission linkage for a much newer Ford product. Just a guess but I believe we're all thinking it's older than it really is.
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 2467

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Thanks for your hard work but still having trubs loggin in. It tells me my password is incorrect. Thought I had it fixed yesterday! Will I need to go through the "forgot password" drill everytime I attempt to log in? When I try to change the password via my profile I get a message indicating that my...
by Terry_007
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Iola, adios.
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Re: Iola, adios.

This is why the pre-war swap meet at Luray needs to be strongly supported. I went for the first time this year. It was small but you didn't have to walk far to find good stuff at great prices.
We'll see you at Hershey too.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

We recently toured this great farm/museum while in Parsippany for the recent AACA National Meet there. It was a great place and we were sorry to have to miss the Model T event there. Saw the ads, but unfortunately it's a long way from Chesapeake Va and we're committed to another event. I look forwar...
by Terry_007
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Uncle Josh Buys an Automobile
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Uncle Josh Buys an Automobile

Has anyone ever seen sheet music for this song? I've collected automotive sheet music for about 35 years now and my collection includes an assortment of Ford related music, but would love to add "Uncle Josh Buys an Automobile" to the collection. It must exist somewhere.
Thanks,
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.
Replies: 14
Views: 2301

Re: Almost every one of these 15 'facts' is dead wrong.

Does somebody actually pay this idiot to write stuff?

Terry
by Terry_007
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rushmore Searchlight
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Rushmore Searchlight

Here is the info I got -
Buffalo Precision Glass.Com
Buffalo Precision Glass
56 Harvester Ave
Batavia NY 14020
1-585-343-6050
Let us know if this turns out ok for you as there are probably a lot of people who would like to have new reflectors.
Terry
by Terry_007
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rushmore Searchlight
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Rushmore Searchlight

Anxious to find out if they are still in business. The web site has not been updated since 2009. I emailed them a couple of years ago and they had temporarily stopped the lamp operation due to some family stuff. They had purchased all the tooling, equipment etc from a guy in New Zeland and moved it ...
by Terry_007
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke Tightening Method
Replies: 14
Views: 1766

Re: Spoke Tightening Method

Best method I've seen for tightening spokes:
1. pick up phone
2. Call Bill Calimer
3. Follow his advice for shipping of old weels/parts
4. Send some money
5. Wait for new wheels to arrive
6. Finish paint as needed
7. Install and motor on SAFELY.
by Terry_007
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Completing the picture - history of a Ford sign
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: Completing the picture - history of a Ford sign

See if someone in the area can contact the owner of the building and get in for some inside photos. It seems to be currently being used - saw a couple of trucks parked out back. It may be storage or a repair shop for a local car collector. It was a quiet Sunday when we went past there and nobody was...
by Terry_007
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Completing the picture - history of a Ford sign
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Completing the picture - history of a Ford sign

Years ago I purchased a fabulous antique tool cabinet full of tools, many of them used on Model Ts. The cabinet was at one time hung on the wall of an old Ford garage in West Manchester Ohio. Little did I realize when I purchased that cabinet, there was a cardboard sign tacked onto the back of it ad...
by Terry_007
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AACA Grand National
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: AACA Grand National

I was certainly impressed with the line-up of Model T's at Auburn. I usually instruct continuing judges education (CJE) on Model T's and would have loved all those impressive examples to use for my class, however we don't do the CJE classes at a Grand National event, so missed the opportunity. There...
by Terry_007
Sun May 26, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford in Sicily
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Model T Ford in Sicily

That close to Palmero you should visit the sleepy town of Corleone, made famous by the movie "The Godfather." It really exists, and parts of the movie were filmed there. When I visited, that was a distant memory for townsfolks and the excitement of the movie had long since worn off. We were the only...
by Terry_007
Sat May 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford in Sicily
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Model T Ford in Sicily

It would be great to have some follow-up from you about your visit to Sicily, especially if you've had any luck finding any Model Ts there.
Terry
by Terry_007
Thu May 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford in Sicily
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Model T Ford in Sicily

I spent two years in Sicily courtesy of the USN and had plenty of time to explore including trying to ferret out antique cars and anything related. I did stumble on a vintage motorcycle rally once but it was a group that seemed to have no knowledge of organized antique car activity there. I was base...
by Terry_007
Wed May 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 24
Views: 2623

Re: Luray Swap Meet

Here are a couple of my pics.
by Terry_007
Wed May 22, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 24
Views: 2623

Re: Luray Swap Meet

I agree that a separate forum tab for Swap Meet or other "event" reports would be great. I suggested that several years ago for the AACA discussion forum and it was added. Post event reports are spotty but it's proven to be a great place for info including photos taken at the events. It lets you kno...
by Terry_007
Mon May 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: J.C.Taylor antique insurance rates

Here's my $20 worth- I've often chimed in here with recommendations for J.C.Taylor. I've had personal experience with a claim-some rear end damage on our 1974 MG while on a tour a few years ago. Their service was outstanding in every respect. I have several other old car friends with similar experie...
by Terry_007
Sun May 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 24
Views: 2623

Re: Luray Swap Meet

There was good info posted in area T clubs and was also well advertised in AACA. Magazine ads,etc are expensive I'm sure but it still showed up in the major hobby publications. The forums are a great resource but I think the best advertising is the wrap up posts we see like these. That's what will g...
by Terry_007
Sun May 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 3577

Re: What timer do you use

My New Day has performed fabulously for 20 year now in my 14 touring. Only ever had one issue when I had the engine out a couple of years ago for a transmission rebuild. Cleaned everything and checked the timer, no prob. Put it back together and no start. After a little head scratching I checked the...
by Terry_007
Sat May 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever seen a $350 coil before?
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Have you ever seen a $350 coil before?

Anyone ever seen a Model T coil that was worth $350.00? A model T friend just alerted me to this Macs catalog page. Unless it's a spoof or a big blunder, they are trying to sell Model T coils for that price! What's the story? https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/model-t-ford-coil-unit-kit-new-...
by Terry_007
Sat May 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 24
Views: 2623

Re: Luray Swap Meet

Just got home - a great event. Small, friendly, vendors came to sell, had lots of goodies, customers came looking and prepared to deal. Say vendors literally cleaning off the trailer and emptying the truck and people carrying away box loads of stuff. Next year I'll bring goodies and set up. It's got...
by Terry_007
Wed May 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why do people do this????
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Why do people do this????

I-81 is the worst road I've ever been on, almost as bad as 95. I'll drive 100 miles out of my way to avoid them! Statistically I believe it's categorized as one of the most dangerous roads in the state. Heard they are going to spend some big bucks on improvements, but the only improvement I can thin...
by Terry_007
Mon May 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loading for Luray
Replies: 22
Views: 2321

Re: Loading for Luray

I'll be there looking for old spark plugs for my collection!
Terry
by Terry_007
Mon May 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

That's strange. I've not had that kind of reaction. I just did some pieces for a friend's Pontiac Firebird. Bead blasted, cleaned with denatured alcohol, show them with the gray primer (Rustoleum), wiped them down after drying with more denatured alcohol and then used the black. They came out show-c...
by Terry_007
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Lamp Restorer
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Brass Lamp Restorer

Glad you provided a bit more information. If your lamps suffer from "serious cracks" as you state, then I'm afraid there isn't much you can do to them. Some cracks can be silver soldered and then buffed to blend the repairs in a bit, but they will soon crack some more. The only thing that can be don...
by Terry_007
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Hershey spaces
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: New Hershey spaces

Welcome to the Green Field. I've been in my current spots there (GCC 5,6) since I got relocated when the old White Field (across the road) closed. I'm almost directly across from the crab cake vendor. It's a good location and you may just decide to stay there. Just got my confirmation in todays mail...
by Terry_007
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Lamp Restorer
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Brass Lamp Restorer

Same posting on the AACA Forum. I responded there, but recommend you restore them yourself. I added the video of brass sidelamp restoration that was dome for Model Ts some time ago, and these Indiana lamps are not much different. I'm still wondering if they are part steel/brass or all brass. From th...
by Terry_007
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 1906

Re: Model T fan assembly

The brass hub fans sufffer from a couple of problems - first there should be a slight crown on the brass hub itself, and those are often worn off to a near flat surface completely around the circumference of the bub. The second problem tends to be the bushing in the hub itself. While the can be rebu...
by Terry_007
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

Here is the ebay item - don't laugh too hard, and be sure to clean the barf off your keyboard before it dries. Item number is 202627281235 in case the link doesn't work. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1910-1918-FORD-THE-UNIVERSAL-CAR-BRONZE-EMBLEM-STAMP-ANTIQUE-MUSEUM-QUALITY/202627281235?hash=item2f2d86f...
by Terry_007
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this some kind of joke?
Replies: 23
Views: 3560

Re: Is this some kind of joke?

You think that's bad, try evil-bay - you'll find rotten wood wheels for $250, Ford wrenches for $100 and just the other day I saw an old printers plate with Ford script on it for over $6000.00! Wish I'd have saved the link! Does anybody remember the tire pump for $700 that drew loads of comment here...
by Terry_007
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LaBaron Bonney
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

LaBaron Bonney

Household name among old car folks, especially the Model A gang. They've closed their doors! You can follow the discussion on the AACA Discussion forum to get all the sordid details.

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/324147-lebaron-bonney/
Terry
by Terry_007
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?

Short answer is there should be enough strength there to allow for a little movement. The rod on my 14 needed a little "adjustment" also, but I decided to try a combination process. After bending the threaded boss a bit and getting it closer to right, I then adjusted mostly the rod itself Be sure to...
by Terry_007
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thursday at Chickasha?
Replies: 28
Views: 4395

Re: Thursday at Chickasha?

Great Packard, just the way you like to see them. Wonder if it sold? Sure looks kinda lonely there nearly by itself in the building. Was this after vendors had packed up to go home? Final reports/thoughts with pics of your treasures welcomed.
Terry