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by dunoon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivet or Bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Rivet or Bolt

I had to remove the RT front fender bracket as it was bent. After straightening I was wondering if I could reattach with bolts instead of rivets. It would make the job a lot simpler. Thanks
by dunoon
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 86
Views: 5875

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Still working on getting the fenders, splash shields and running boards on nothing lines up with out a lot of grunting and some drilling.
by dunoon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6722

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

Trying to put the car back together again. My body and all the fenders, running boards act have been restored and painted disassembled. I'm having a devil o a time getting everything to align enough to get it back together. Yesterday I got the rear fender on and tried to get the running board on cou...
by dunoon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6722

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

Got it back from the shop getting new interior, upholstery, roof and visor. A fantastic job.
by dunoon
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive is in a T
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: First drive is in a T

I took my driver test in 1962 in my 1926 Model T which I still have. The tester was really surprised
by dunoon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail light Thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Tail light Thoughts

I'm planning on putting on my 26 coupe a right tail light with double bulbs so I can have a brake and tail light.I was thinking down the line adding turn signals by just wiring it like a modern car where the turn signal is just intermittent brake light. I'm sure I'm not the first to think of it but,...
by dunoon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4655

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

My car a 26 coupe is still at the upholstery shop getting a complete interior and top.
by dunoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Just Wondering

I've been messing around with Model T's off and on for over 50 years. I never got asked these questions till the other day, maybe somebody knows the answer. What does a stock 1926 coupe weigh? And with a standard rearend, what is the engine RPM at normal crusing speed 25-35 MPH. Thanks
by dunoon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4067

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

I have been working on my 26 coupe for a couple years, the mechanics are finished the body has been completely restored with a partial replaced sub=frame and quite a few patch panels. Repainted so the body is completely finished. Last week the fellow that is installing my interior and upholstery cal...
by dunoon
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Tail Lite Wiring

I'm going to be adding an additional wire to my tail-lights on my 26 coupe for the brake light. Does anyone know of a loom or sleeve that I could use for these wires or should I just wrap them with friction tape. Thanks
by dunoon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 coupe windshield frame
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: 26-27 coupe windshield frame

I did remove the slides and the brackets along with the windshield. I can't understand the brackets with the stud for the adjustment knobs only will on one way. So what changed?
by dunoon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 coupe windshield frame
Replies: 3
Views: 301

26-27 coupe windshield frame

I reinstalled the original windshield frame back into the body. The brackets that are riveted to the frame hit the posts that the knob for the sliders attach to and the brackets that the knob screws into is out of alignment with the sliders. There are no adjustments that I can find. Boy is this hard...
by dunoon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: 26 - 27 Rear brake drum question

I don't have hard time. I have the shoe off the car and attach the spring. Then I put the shoe on the backing plate and then push one of the shoe tabs on the cam and then use a screwdriver and pry the other on. It works for me.
by dunoon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an idea
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Just an idea

I haven't put in the interior in my 26 coupe yet. I notice that the battery box is just aft of the drivers door area and easy to get to, while the original way to the battery is climbing forward in the trunk area. Was thinking fo attaching the seat back to the package shield with a couple hinges so ...
by dunoon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Climbing Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Climbing Hills

I took my 26 coupe out for a test drive this morn. It's still pretty stripped mainly just the body on the Chassis. But, running it in the garage it runs good so when I drove it on the road here in western Va. where all roads go either up or down I was surprised the it had a hard time climbing a 10% ...
by dunoon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Caulking Recommendition
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Caulking Recommendition

Earlier in the year I asked a question about applying sealant before I installed my top bows on a 26 coupe, Bob Booth answered and recommended a sealant made by Locktite but, I can't remember what it was and can't find the old message. If anyone would know wha to use let me know I'd appreciate it. T...
by dunoon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Seat Frame

Is the wooden seat frame the same size of the bottom of the seat springs? had a new seat frame made for my 26 coupe, I didn't have one for a sample so I had a cabinet maker wing it from some photos, never thought about using the springs as a pattern. Setting my springs on it it is about 1 1/2" all w...
by dunoon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in September?
Replies: 81
Views: 6536

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

I've been working on my 26 coupe for a couple years, I bought it in 1962, and the last time it ran was 1965 till today. I finally was at the point to put the radiator on it. It cranked over with the started about twice and ran like a top, ran for about 15 min. I idled it down and you could count the...
by dunoon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot or Cold
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Hot or Cold

For clearification rods are the ones that run from the steering column to the timer and the one to the carb.
by dunoon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot or Cold
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Hot or Cold

I'm trying to install replacement throttle and spark rods. They need some major realignment and are impossible to bend with just my hands. I was going to bend them is a vice and thought maybe I should heat them first. Any suggestions? Thanks
by dunoon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe

Thanks for the info
by dunoon
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe

I'm not exactly sure how the tail light wire goes. I'seen in vendors catalogs a wiring installation kit for the taillight. Not sure what the flat piece with the 3 holes and spring do and also the grommets with pigtails is for. Any help would be appreciated.
by dunoon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How did you acquire your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 1629

Re: How did you acquire your T?

I was bitten by the Model t bug when I was 14 years old in 1961. I had a paper route and saved up enough money to serious looking, i was asking everyone if they knew of any old cars, I saw loads mostly setting in falling down barns or in fence rows. One kid in school I asked and he said his brother-...
by dunoon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Classique Roof Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Classique Roof Kits

In the near future I'll be looking to buy a roof kit for my 26 coupe. Has anyone boughten one from classique? I hear nothing but good things about their upholstery kits. Were you satisfied and your thoughts about this kit? Thanks
by dunoon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Wooden Roof Frame

I've gotten most of the frame on now I notice there is about an1/8 gap between the top of the metal body and the underside of the frame I believe the rabbet was cut to deep. Is that going to cause a problem when I install the roof covering and the beading?
by dunoon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Wooden Roof Frame

I'm trying to install a wooden roof frame kit on a 26 coupe. What a PIA, I've had to do a bit of cutting to get things to fit sort of. I can't see where the pieces in the rear corners and back piece above the rear window attaches to the body like the front and side pieces do. I see I'll be doing qui...
by dunoon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

That's it, Thanks loads
by dunoon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Radiator Apron Not Fitting Right

I went to put on the original apron that I removed over 50 years ago on a 26 coupe. When the crank hole and screw below hole is aligned up, the 2 tabs that go over the radiator studs are about a 1/2" above the frame. I don't remember anything between the tabs and the frame, am I wrong. I'd appreciat...
by dunoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Wooden Roof Frame

I'm installing a new replacement roof frame on a 26 coupe. Should I paint it or seal it with something before installing the headliner and roof material?
by dunoon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Coupe Steering Column
Replies: 2
Views: 319

26 Coupe Steering Column

Is there suppose to be any kind of rubber/cushion between the steering column and dash board?
by dunoon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Roof Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Wooden Roof Frame

I nearly ready to start installing the wooden roof frame on my 26 coupe. Does anyone use a sealer/ RTV under the wood or do youse wait till it's on and then seal the space between the wood and the top edge of the body? Thanks
by dunoon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8883

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I installed the qtr and rear windows in my 26 coupe. I'm ready to start putting the wooden roof frame on does anyone put any kind se sealer down before mounting the wood frame?
by dunoon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealing Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Sealing Windows

I have a 26 coupe. Does anyone use any kind of sealer between the rubber gasket and the body metal? Also the qtr window I've tried so far doesn't make an even contact all around. I've cleaned the channel well so there isn't any junk in it but it still isn't making good contact. Any suggestions Thanks
by dunoon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Routing
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Wire Routing

Is there any place where I can find good detailed pictures of the wire routing for a 26 coupe. The Ford service manual is hard for me to see. Thanks
by dunoon
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Am I Missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: What Am I Missing?

Thanks that answers my questions.
by dunoon
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Am I Missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 583

What Am I Missing?

I was going to mount the hood shelf on my 26 coupe. But there is no way I can because of the cowl to frame bracket. These hood shelves are repros and I'm wondering if there is suppose to be a slot for the bracket. Any info would be great and pictures even better.
by dunoon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 running board brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 459

26-27 running board brackets

My running board brackets seemed to be bent. Should they be parallel to the floor. Also, what can I use as a reference for the brackets fore and aft. Im planning to bend them with a piece of pipe. Anybody have a better idea. Thanks
by dunoon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Coupe Body Blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 387

26 Coupe Body Blocks

Getting ready to install the body blocks, not sure where they go I can figure out where a couple go. The ones I'm not sure where the ones that are somewhat thinner and have a grove across the middle. and how many are used? I have 4 about the size of 2x4 with 2 holes. Any help would be greatly apprec...
by dunoon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: APCO Tie Rod end lube
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: APCO Tie Rod end lube

Good idea, I'll look into doing that before I install them.
by dunoon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First drive of the year....
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: First drive of the year....

Gee your gravel roads are a lot smoother than a lot asphalt roads I've been on.
by dunoon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Corners Pads - what are they?
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Hood Corners Pads - what are they?

Hank, How did you get that corner pad to mold to the hood?
Rich USN Ret in Va.
by dunoon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

Re: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe

for some reason the phone # didn't come thru (540) 784-9028
by dunoon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

Re: Wanted to Buy, 22 or 23 Coupe

Check out this one it's really nice located in VA. (540)
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784-9028
by dunoon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vaporizer Float Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Vaporizer Float Adjustment

I fired up my 26 coupe first time since 1984, it started right up. Only ran for a few moments as I have the radiator off. When I shut it down the carb was leaking. It has a Holley Vaporizer and I can't find out what the float level should be. Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thanks
by dunoon
Mon May 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: which Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

which Oil

I know this subject has came up quite a few times but, the ol gray cells don't work as good as they used to. I'm getting close to getting my 26 coupe running after 50 years. A neighbor said I should use oil that has zinc in it, which I suspect that most oils used today don't have. He suggested going...
by dunoon
Wed May 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motor Mounts and Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Motor Mounts and Frame

I'm putting my 26 Coupe back together. I disassembled it in 1965 I hit a tree and was getting ready to go in the Navy and didn't really have anywhere to store it inside. So most of the bigger parts were in my folks garage and only the body was outside under a cover. The frame was bent but my dad str...
by dunoon
Thu May 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Luray Swap Meet

Boy am I glad I posted about going to the meet. I would have been very upset if I had driven all the way up there and find out it was the next weekend.
by dunoon
Thu May 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Luray Swap Meet

I'm heading up to Luray tomorrow instead of Sat. The weather forecast is 20% rain Fri and 70% on Sat. Is there much stuff up there on Fridays? I won't leave Lexington till close to 12:00 and it's a 2-3 hr drive. So I hope they aren't packing up before I get a chance to look around.
by dunoon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: t swap meet
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: t swap meet

I'm hoping to, hopefully it won't be wet as last year.
by dunoon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WV Swap Meet/Car Show
Replies: 0
Views: 364

WV Swap Meet/Car Show

Is anybody going to the Nitro, WV car show/swap meet in Winifield, WV April 11-13?
by dunoon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for easy way to check toe-in
Replies: 17
Views: 1895

looking for easy way to check toe-in

What's the easiest way to check toe-'in? Thanks
by dunoon
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A must have tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: A must have tool

What's it for?
by dunoon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 5220

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I bought my 1926 Model T coupe when I was 15 years old in 1962, I drove it for my driving test to get my drivers license, drove in high school. Was going to going the Navy in late 65, didn't really have a place to store it so took it completely apart and stored the pieces in my folks garage. When th...
by dunoon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3650

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

What about ships? Go back to sailing ships. The only nuke powered mechant ship Savannh was a bust. These folks are just dreamers and dumb ones at that.
by dunoon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Wheel Wobble
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Front Wheel Wobble

I kinda think you may be right about the fello being bent, has anyone tried to bend one with a rubber Hammer, any luck?
by dunoon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Wheel Wobble
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Front Wheel Wobble

This is the car I had in high school, I took it totally apart in 1965, and finally getting around to putting it back together. Like to get it done while I can still enjoy it and show my son how to drive it while I still can.
by dunoon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Wheel Wobble
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Front Wheel Wobble

It's just the wheel, no rim and tire.
by dunoon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Wheel Wobble
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Re: Front Wheel Wobble

Sorry, it's a wooden wheel and its find on the spindle, smooth no looseness in the bearings at all. Spinning it looking at the hub it's true.
by dunoon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Wheel Wobble
Replies: 20
Views: 1902

Front Wheel Wobble

I'm getting around to restoring my 1926 Model T Coupe that I've owned for over 50 years. After cleaning up and painting the front wheels I mounted them one has a wobble of about 3/8". Is there anyway to fix it without replacing it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
by dunoon
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap meet/Car Show in WV
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Swap meet/Car Show in WV

I ran across an ad for a swap meet in WV in April. Does anyone know about this event?
by dunoon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: 26-27 Brakes

I don't have the rods attached yet.
by dunoon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: 26-27 Brakes

the brake shoes are original, the linings are new/reproduction
by dunoon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

26-27 Brakes

I relined the brake shoes and now the wheel is real tight. I was thinking about removing 3-4" of the brake lining on both ends or grinding the brake cam thinner. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
by dunoon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please identify car
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Please identify car

28 or 29
by dunoon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Getting used to the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: Getting used to the forum

Is there any way youse can get the 2019 forum on the list/index of the other forums?