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by KeithG
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 wrench valve lifters
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: 2 wrench valve lifters

With all due respect, Bob's Antique Auto Supply is located in Loves Park, IL, not in Quincy, IL.

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 44
Views: 1885

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

This is a very sad day for our Model T hobby. Howard was one of the best & will be missed. Our prayers go to his family and friends.

Keith and Carol Gumbinger
by KeithG
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 roadster box
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: 1925 roadster box

Hi Don, The picture didn't come through. Try again?

Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2468

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I have a '27 Fordor that was made in Oct., 1926. The original upholstery is still in the car, but the lower front cushions are worn and kind of raggedy. The front seat backrest and the entire rear seat upholstery are pretty much ok. Of course, the upholstery color is faded, but on the lower cushion ...
by KeithG
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Tail Light ID

Hi Jim Sr., Have you ever seen a Ford Script taillight lens as shown in Mark Ostermans post above? I've seen 2 or 3 over the years, but most were not perfect and had chips, etc. out of them.

Thanks,

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: I'm Thankful

Hi Tim, That's wonderful!!! The worst is behind you, now be careful so you'll be in good shape for the 2020 T season!

Cheers,

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Highland park
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Highland park

I have a '27 Fordor and it has the HPxxxxx number in the same place that you describe. There was a post about this several years ago and the HP does refer to the Highland Park plant. The rest of the number is apparently just the body number. I once saw a '27 Fordor in New Mexico and it had a KCxxxxx...
by KeithG
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 15
Views: 1002

Re: Sad News

Mike, You have our most sincere sympathy. You and Brenda are in our prayers.

Keith and Carol Gumbinger
by KeithG
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: For Sale: 26-27 Sediment bulb and gas shut off

Hi Walt,I sent you an email.
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1927 Model T Touring
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: 1927 Model T Touring

Is this Craigslist still active? I replied through Craigslist, but have not yet received a reply. I'm wondering if this car has been sold.

Thanks,

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 54
Views: 2468

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt, In your picture above with the hand brake trim piece, you ask what the number shown is for. That's a body number from the plant where the body was built. I have a '27 Fordor and this number on mine begins with HP, meaning it was made at the Highland Park plant. I saw another one once that bega...
by KeithG
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: Rustitus

Noel, re: itis... :D :D :D

Keith
by KeithG
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: spindle
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: spindle

Hi Tim, Yes I know that. It's based not only on my experience but that of other respected Model T'ers also. That's why I posted it as just my humble opinion.

Best wishes,

Keith
by KeithG
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: spindle
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: spindle

If you turn the picture over the forging mark looks like a "C" over an "H", the symbol for Cleveland Hardware. They made lots of parts for Ford, including crankshafts. Their crankshafts were of the earlier, diamond shaped ones. My experience is that they were very weak. I broke one of them and would...
by KeithG
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 4074

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Randy, Thanks for the reply. My kit is from Classitique. It looks very good, but I have to finish a few mechanical items first, upholstery is next after that.
Thanks,

Keith
by KeithG
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

To answer the question "Who took the group picture anyway?" I did some checking around, and Brian Jordan took it. Natalie Weaver, Editor of the Model T Times, had been there earlier, but not when the discussion wound up and the picture was taken, so Brian did it. Thank you, Brian! Now just 4 more gu...
by KeithG
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 4074

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Randy, Your upholstery job looks very, very nice. Did you install it yourself? Any problems or hints you can tell us about?
I'm going to be doing the same installation on our '27 Fordor soon and would appreciate your experience.
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

Hi Steve, I guess that's all the people we're able to identify & we can make the final name update. Thanks very much for your help on this.
BTW, who took the group picture anyway? Just wondering...

Thanks,

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: Firestone 5 lug demountable wheels info and photos

I have a set of 5 lug accessory wood fellow wheels that will go on my '14 Touring soon. The question is that my wheels and rims don't have any name on them. The lugs have a captured lug nut with no name on the lug but they say "30 3.5" on the lug. The wheels are kind of unusual in that they have woo...
by KeithG
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sitting in our 14
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Sitting in our 14

Bud, We're all waiting to "hear" the results! :)

Keith
by KeithG
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 289
Views: 19704

Re: Foto of the Day

Hi Rich, We really enjoy your pictures. Stay warm and keep up the good work!

BTW, will we see you on the Spokane tour next year? Just wondering...

Keith
by KeithG
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

#9 is Nancy Mize, Brent's Wife.

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

Steve, Thanks for adding the identifying numbers. I think I might know a couple more: #4 might be Tony Wiltshire #22 might be Bill Schwoebel #8 kinda looks like Dennis Fleming I invite the rest of you unidentified Model T'ers in the picture to please post your name to help complete this. Thanks, Keith
by KeithG
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

Les, That makes you the 5th one from the right in the back row. Thanks!

Steve, Could you please number the picture as you've done in the past so we can make a somewhat organized list of who's in the picture?

Thanks,

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

OK. I'm home now and can identify a few more guys in the group picture above. On the far right in the back row is Russ Furstnow, the Speedmeter guy, In the back row second from the left is Dave Simmering. In the back row third from the right is Phil Maurici. 9th from the right in the back row is Ken...
by KeithG
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Home again.

Allan, Good on you for a great trip! It was very nice to meet you and have some good times on the tour.

Best wishes,

Keith
by KeithG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6758

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

In the first picture below the '17 Winton, On the far right is Charlie Gagel, next to him is Will Revaz, the man second from the left is Pete Ratledge. The large group picture is kind of dark & hard to see the faces very well. That said, Susan Yaeger is in the back row, second from the right. Back r...
by KeithG
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you work a Ruckstell?
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: How do you work a Ruckstell?

Hi Dave, Yes, the Ruckstell shift lever goes front to back, not side to side. With the shift lever in the rear position (back towards the seat) it's in the low gear position. With the lever to the front of the car, it's in high. There is no neutral, and the Ruckstell should only be shifted when the ...
by KeithG
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Forum Meet-up at Hershey this year?

Chris, click here ( I hope this works), and scroll down.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6022

Keith
by KeithG
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1415

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Steve, Just get the Hershey directory and look up our site. I don't have an old directory with me, but if you look in the directory you should find the light pole # pretty easy. As I said previously, I won't be there this year, but what I usually do is get to Hershey on Sunday. Monday I go to the AA...
by KeithG
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice send off
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: A nice send off

I, too, am sorry for you loss, however this was a very nice way to honor him.

Keith
by KeithG
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug

Hi Burger, Got it!
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Testing
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Testing

....and it runs as sweet as it looks... :)

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Friends in high places.
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Friends in high places.

Friends, I must say that Allan is a good guy.
Allan, you should post a picture of your Model T Ute here as it really is a nice T!
Keith
by KeithG
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Introduction and question

Hi John, Welcome to the Forum. Towing the '24 at 40 mph on a trailer is no worse than driving the T at 40 = no problem.
Keith
by KeithG
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug

Thanks, Burger. It was worth asking anyway as they do like neat. Thanks again.

Keith
by KeithG
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T day today
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Model T day today

Hey Dave, Some guys have all the fun. :)
Keith
by KeithG
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 700

Re: Information Requested: 14mm Spark Plug

Burger, those wing nuts look great. Could you be more specific on where you got them?
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Covered Bridge Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2214

Re: Covered Bridge Tour

This tour is lots of fun. This is perhaps the most friendly tour we've been on. Getting together in the main building every day is great. And don't forget the swap meet - there are bargains to be had! We've been on it several times, but unfortunately, will not be on it this year. What Brian said in ...
by KeithG
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Wanted Bracket

Hi Jerry, I wanted to mount a reqr view mirror on my TT C Cab and wanted it to be up high so I wouldn't bump my head on it all the time. I bought a Depot Hack mirror from Lang's that's made to be mounted on wood and it works great. It's part #7855DP and costs $29.95 = for the mirror + bracket comple...
by KeithG
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?

Marty, I bought my regulator at Hershey last year. Had to buy the tank with the regulator on it, the seller wouldn't separate them. Paid $75.00 for the whole thing. I suggest that some day you go to Hershey and look for one. Just in case you get tired of walking, you can rent an electric wheel chair...
by KeithG
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42038

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

Glad you're home ok, Steve. All's well that ends well.

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?

I am using a similar tank mounted horizontaly on my '14 T for the gas lights, but mine doesn't have a gauge on the bottom. I understand that the acetlyene vendors will not fill a tank with a gauge on the bottom.

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed her birthday!!
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: I missed her birthday!!

Well, Happy belated Birthday to '20 Roadster with red Pasco wire wheels!!!

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: U-Joint noise
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: U-Joint noise

Yes, the U joint can be broken and the car can still move. One of our club members had that happen. With the original rear end that you installed, did you check it out internally? If not, do you know for sure if it has bronze thrust washers? Thrust washer failure is typical in original rear ends tha...
by KeithG
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Natural finish on wood wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Natural finish on wood wheels

Bob, the Jugster, "habit"? :) :) :)

Keith
by KeithG
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 2928

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

This is a first class Ford history lesson. We all know bits and pieces of Ford history, but this soon-to-be complete thread is a very good read. Keep up the good work, Rob!

Keith
by KeithG
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

Hi Dave, We enjoyed reading about your tour and glad it went very well. You prepped the car well and the results show it. Congratulations!!!

Keith
by KeithG
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Camshaft Pitting- How much is too much?

With so many original camshafts replaced over the past few years (Think Stipe and Chaffins higher performance cams), there have to be lots of good original cams sitting around that could probably be had for little to nothing. Those would be a big improvement over your pitted cam. JMHO

Keith
by KeithG
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rockford Model T Club LITTLE HERSHEY
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Rockford Model T Club LITTLE HERSHEY

John, I sent you a Private Message with contact information for the Little Hershey Swap Mdeet.

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 1590

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

This is a very nice narrative, Dave. I'm sure you will never forget this trip!!! We trailer our T to the OCF and only had a bit of moisture on Saturday evening just as the gaslight parade was starting - not bad at all.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost my Mom today
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Lost my Mom today

Bob, You have our most sincere sympathy.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1567

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

Craig, Go on The Henry Ford web site and navigate to the Events section, then go down to September and Old Car Festival. It's held on the first weekend after Labor Day every year. You have to apply and be accepted and this event is for 1932 and older cars and trucks, and bikes only.
Keith
by KeithG
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 1567

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

This was a nice gathering. Thanks to Marty Bufalini for organizing it. We must do this again next year at the OCF.

Keith
by KeithG
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hi all- happy to join!!
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Hi all- happy to join!!

Hi Tammie, Welcome to the Forum and it was good to meet you tonight to discuss T's and touring.

Best wishes with your T.

Keith
by KeithG
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1415

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Les, The MTFCA spaces are at: C4Q 34 to 37. Be sure to stop by.

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1415

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

Information on the Forum gathering at Hershey will be given here on the Forum in the very near future. I can't be there this year, so others whose names you will recognize will be running it. You won't be disappointed!

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I am coming after you Steve - to OCF
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: I am coming after you Steve - to OCF

Safe travels, Dave. You have more nerve than I do - I'd be inclined to take the fast ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, and then back again on the return trip.

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: MTFCA Highland Rim Tour- a new video has been posted

Very nice video, Bill. Lots of work went into making it - Thank you very much and many thanks to George, Ramona, and all the others who worked to put this tour on.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2291

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Russ, Very, very nice car and a most beautiful restoration. Might this be a Stynoski candidate? Just wondering.

Keith
by KeithG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42038

Re: Here I go again

Safe travels, Steve.

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Happiness is.....
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Happiness is.....

While on the Tennessee Tour last week driving along one of the back roads, I saw a long really steep hill coming up, so I pulled the throttle all the way down giving it all I had and charged up that hill in high gear. What fun! I looked in the mirror and saw Dean behind me, and he wasn't keeping up,...
by KeithG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF?
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: OCF?

We received our information packet also, but it doesn't say where we'll be parking our motorhome, etc. We'll probably find all that ou when we check in on Friday evening.

Keith
by KeithG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: National Cookville tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: National Cookville tour

Thank you to George, Ramona and all of the Tennessee T's volunteers. Yes the roads were often (very) challenging, but we made it. I understand that there were 2 broken crankshafts, 1 rod problem, and a broken end of a rear axle shaft. Don't know about the others. The drive through box lunch pickup w...
by KeithG
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB MOBIL TIRE 21 INCH
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: WTB MOBIL TIRE 21 INCH

Hi Robert, I have a 440 x 21" Mobil tire. It's used, but in good shape, but the tread is slightly different. I'm away from home now, but can send pictures after about August 25th.
Please email me is you're interested.
Thanks,
Keith Gumbinger cgumbinger@att.net
by KeithG
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks

You might as well remove them since you'll want to check on the Hassler main bolt for wear. You'll have to relieve the tension on the Hasslers anyway & the rest is easy.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

Dallas, I'll be in the black Ford Touring car! :) I'll look forward to it also.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Replacing spring shackles with hassler shocks

Hi Terry, Yes, you'll need to remove the Hasslers to make this spring shackle change as the Hasslers have a quite strong spring tension on them. Lang's and probably the other vendors have a special tool for compressing and then removing the Hassler springs. I used this tool when rebuilding the front...
by KeithG
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

Dallas, I'll look you up at the OCF. I'll be bringing our '14 Touring.
Keith
by KeithG
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New London New Brighton
Replies: 28
Views: 2204

Re: New London New Brighton

Nice pictures, Jeff. Thank you for posting them.
Keith
by KeithG
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

Hi Bud, Good to see you on the Forum again! Just wondering, but are you going to be at the OCF this year? We're looking forward to maybe seeing you there again.
Best wishes,
Keith
by KeithG
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3536

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

The Model T Ford Club of America will be at the same spots as in previous years: C4Q34 to 38.

Hope to see you there!

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8778

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Hi Rich, Your hood straightening jig looks really good. I wonder if there could be a market for them? One T of mine could sure use it.
Thanks for posting this neat idea.
Keith
by KeithG
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: contact details
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: contact details

Hi Allan, I'll watch for your email.
Keith
by KeithG
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: contact details
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: contact details

Hi Allan, Here I am! email to: cgumbinger@att.net or my phone # is on the inside cover of The Vintage Ford magazine. You can also find me on the
"contacts" section on the main menu for this site.
Cheers,
Keith
by KeithG
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Future - Keepin' it going!
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: The Future - Keepin' it going!

Hi Marv, That's wonderful! Hope to hear more as this Model T enthusiasm goes on.

Keith
by KeithG
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Firewall piece
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Firewall piece

The dash panel goes on the cabin side of the firewall. It sits down low to fill the gap between the floorboards and the firewall. The screws to fasten it go into the firewall. The notch on one side goes on the drivers side.
Keith
by KeithG
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another barn find
Replies: 33
Views: 2804

Re: Another barn find

Hi Frank, Thanks for the additional information on Charles Nash and Nash Motor Co. This is an interesting study and those of us in Kenosha enjoy it.
BTW, in the picture above, Charles Nash is on the right wearing light colored clothing.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another barn find
Replies: 33
Views: 2804

Re: Another barn find

Hi Wayne, I really enjoy automotive history also. It's a tangent to our interest in cars and for me Model T's in particular. I know my limit and another collector car is not really in the picture.... well, except maybe a '26 - '27 Touring... if the right one comes along... :)

Keith
by KeithG
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another barn find
Replies: 33
Views: 2804

Re: Another barn find

Hi Wayne, You did pretty good. Thomas B. Jeffrey founded the company and he died in about 1913. At that time his two sons took over the company and changed the name from Rambler to Jeffrey in their fathers honor. In 1916 Charles Nash bought the company as the two Jeffrey sons wanted out. Nash rebadg...
by KeithG
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rusted Radiator outlet
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Rusted Radiator outlet

Find a junk T radiator with a good outlet and have a radiator shop put it on your radiator. And for that rusty tube, replace it with a bronze one and it'll never rust. The vendors have them.

Keith
by KeithG
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Obituary - John Lemon
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Obituary - John Lemon

I talked with John several times on the phone but never had the pleasure of meeting him. Being in Iola yesterday, I could have gone to his service in Menasha as it isn't that far away, but didn't know about it. He was a recent member of our Dairyland Tin Lizzies MTFCA Chapter, but had not yet been t...
by KeithG
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Knock Knock
Replies: 19
Views: 2059

Re: Knock Knock

Dean, It's great that you finally found it, but are you going to share what you found with the rest of us? :)
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Time to wake her up
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Time to wake her up

I was at Iola and didn't see this until today. It's almost exactly what I've been looking for, including the color. I opened the thread and saw it was already sold. Bummer.

Keith
by KeithG
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Hi Marty, Sounds good to me. No fees, No obligation & informal. Put names to faces :) For Forum participants.

Keith
by KeithG
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Hi Tim and Ed, That sounds great. I think we're on a roll! Any other ideas or suggestions are welcome.....

Thanks,

Keith
by KeithG
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Hi Marty, We have a very informal "Forum" get together in Hershey at the MTFCA site. It is designed for Forum participants who might be members of either club or those who don't belong to any club also. There is no cost to attend and there is no registration or pre-registration either. It's very inf...
by KeithG
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Dave, the MTFCA does not have a tent at the OCF. As Tim said, the "I" club has 12 chapters in Michigan and the "A" club only has one there, making it a bit harder to staff a tent, etc. for the MTFCA. Other than that there's no reason we couldn't share a tent, etc. Both clubs often sell hats and T sh...
by KeithG
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Bennett Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Bennett Brakes

Hi Noel, We have a guy in our club (Dairyland Tin Lizzies) that has a set of Bennett's on his T, a 15 or 16 Roadster. He drives his car and likes the Bennett's. I can probably get pictures of his to answer your questions if needed, just let me know. Looking at the thread from 2008, I see that Gary L...
by KeithG
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Hi Tim, Thanks for posting that picture. It really is a NICE car! I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Speaking as a members of the Board of Directors of the MTFCA, we are all in this hobby together. I belong to both clubs and always will. It is with this spirit of comoradarie (sp?) that we all get along together and have a good time. That said, I didn't know that the "I" club had a tent at the OCF a...
by KeithG
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

Hi Marty, I'll be there.
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tire Size
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Tire Size

Hi Harold, Henry was cheap or frugal, depending on how you look at it. He used the smaller tires on the front as they were cheaper and were sufficient for the job.

Keith
by KeithG
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 2336

Re: OCF Application

Hi Marty, That sounds good & Yes, I think it's best to start another thread. As Dave said above, please be specific for the location.
Thanks,
Keith
by KeithG
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 2336

Re: OCF Application

Hi Marty, Yes, a Forum gathering at the OCF would be fun! We had one organized by Rob a few years ago. I think it was at 4:30 or so and was held at the Eagle Tavern. By having it at 4:30, the Pass in Review was over and it was still before dusk when the Gaslight Parade starts. What do you think? Keith
by KeithG
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Presto-lite tank question
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Presto-lite tank question

Hi John, I also have 2 P O L tanks & both have the galvanized finish. I have one on my '14 Touring and I painted it with Rustoleum silver. I mounted it with the valve to the front of the car, and of course with the offset valve to the top. I agree with the others that the valve can be to the front o...
by KeithG
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Howard Gustavson, 1928-2019

Howard was a true gentleman and a big leader in our Model T hobby. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. Our sympathy and prayers for him, Marcia and their entire family.

Keith and Carol Gumbinger
by KeithG
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Henrietta's new safety feature.
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: Henrietta's new safety feature.

Hi Allan, Yes, the 3 weeks comment was a mistake. It should have been about 3 months!!! My Wife is coming with me, of course, so I must include her preferences too. We will work something out for rides and it is nice to ride with several T'ers for different perspectives. I'm glad that you can make i...