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by Roverdriver
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Preserved Model T Fire Engine - New Zealand
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Preserved Model T Fire Engine - New Zealand

I believe that Len Southward had a TT fire engine.
I do know that several fire appliances that were housed in Wanganui, including the Tilling Stephens Fire Escape were items placed in his collection too.
by Roverdriver
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: Old Photo - T lunch vendor

Definitely posted before, but quite some time ago. Not sure if I posted it having found it on Shorpy, but there is another shot of the car on Shorpy posted there on May the 15th 2014-

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by Roverdriver
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia

To add to Kerry's comments, Fords were sent to Australia as boxes of CKD parts, a little before the 1917 embargo. They included all except the body. That was to reduce freight volume and therefore costs. Because the War had such a profound affect on shipping with firstly increased demand, then many ...
by Roverdriver
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 3 Period photos Melbourne Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 820

3 Period photos Melbourne Australia

Found on he 'net. One photo in Flinder's Lane Melbourne. The car on the left has a Red Cross windscreen label, and further back up the street are similar T's that could be part of a small fleet owned by the Red Cross. I believe they had offices nearby. https://i.postimg.cc/TY7pZrW6/T-s-in-Flinders-L...
by Roverdriver
Sat May 30, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "I promise you this, pal..."
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: "I promise you this, pal..."

A fantastic goal, to get your T. and a wonderful story.
by Roverdriver
Thu May 21, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

While I love and admire the T, it is only really practical as a daily driver if needed only for short distances. The T is good for long distance driving and touring if one can find reasonably quiet roads and keep away from busy multi-lane roads and have the time to get there. On the other hand, my e...
by Roverdriver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: New coil ring polarity question

As mentioned the coil ring should not retain any magnetism, and should show no polarity. The Ford 'magneto' generates AC current so the contact from the coil ring will alternate between + and - at a rate associated with the speed of the flywheel turning. In fact I had a TT that, with the engine on t...
by Roverdriver
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 U.K. Photos 1923
Replies: 1
Views: 420

2 U.K. Photos 1923

From another car site Some TT's at work on building a Tramway or for USA readers a Street Railway.

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by Roverdriver
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How about Half a T?
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

How about Half a T?

In 1973, my Wife and I were touring through parts of our state and stopped to look through a country museum in the town of Kerang (Victoria, Australia). There we saw this fascinating little car. I have posted one photo of it before, and have just come across the other two coloured slides that we too...
by Roverdriver
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch

The young lady is holding a tool that is not usually associated with motor vehicle requirements. It is most used as a pipe wrench. I have several in my collection, some bearing the brand 'Footprint'. They are adjustable in that the inner 'handle' has several holes so that the outer can be positioned...
by Roverdriver
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is my model T seized up?
Replies: 48
Views: 4945

Re: Is my model T seized up?

Hello Carson, I sent you a 'P.M.'- a Private Message. Click that wording at the top of the main page to read it, and if you would like, then reply.
Dane.
by Roverdriver
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photo- lots of T's from 1972
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Photo- lots of T's from 1972

Late February and early March of 1972 was the time for a New Zealand International Vintage Car Rally, organised by the Vintage Car Club of N.Z. My wife and I restored our 1928 model A Tudor especially to use it for that rally. After a week of motoring through both North and South Islands, all cars c...
by Roverdriver
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Separated Weld on Wire Spoke Wheel; Suggestions on Fix
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: Separated Weld on Wire Spoke Wheel; Suggestions on Fix

I can't help about the powder coating, but when a friend I were using Model A's for regular transport, we would sometimes come across a broken spoke. i didn't weld in those days, but my friend, an automotive machinist was very good at it. he believed that at the factory, the spokes were heated to ex...
by Roverdriver
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: What shackle is this?

Many moons ago, I needed shackles for a 1928 Model A, and they were apparently made from unobtainium. I made my own in exactly the form of those that you illustrate, Bill. They might be 'home made' ones.
by Roverdriver
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 3492

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

Clever idea Jeff5015, but no matter what part of the world they are, East or West, North or South, made in USA or made in Canada, T engines only run in a clockwise direction
by Roverdriver
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identification of car in a family photo
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Seems that the 1930 Hudson 'Greater Eight' fits the bill

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Body shape ✓, Headlight shape ✓, Headlight height ✓, Bonnet louvres✓ side lamp location ✓, Wooden spoke wheels ✓.

Dane.
by Roverdriver
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identification of car in a family photo
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Identification of car in a family photo

Both Lincoln and Graeme Paige had high mounted headlamps of that shape, but the side vents on the bonnet (hood) are completely different.
Still thinking!
by Roverdriver
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: 1916 Sears & Roebuck Accessories for Fords

As late as the 1940's, several hardware businesses in Australia were advertising T parts. Below a Chandler's Catalogue from (IIRC 1943) https://i.postimg.cc/90zQQKFc/Chandler-001x-40-upper.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pTsdxRv0/Chandler-001x-40-lower.jpg In those days $1 US was equal to Australian five s...
by Roverdriver
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

I was fortunate enough to be part of a team that did the 'quick T Build', at a motor show of historic vehicles, in the mid 1970's. We assembled, then disassembled ready for the next time, and did it every hour on the hour while the three day show was open, Prior to, and as publicity for the show, we...
by Roverdriver
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Steve, John Warren's suggestion is a good one to locate a few different problems, so I endorse it. To make an adaptor to pump air into each cylinder, take a standard T spark plug, unscrew the upper section, remove the porcelain and replace that with a tyre valve. That works really well.
Regards, Dane
by Roverdriver
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hunting for toy T or A .
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Hunting for toy T or A .

That is great, babychadwick ! Just the sort of thing that I am looking for. Authentic true-scale models will be for her some time in the future, but for now that toy is ideal.
Many thanks, Dane.
by Roverdriver
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hunting for toy T or A .
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Hunting for toy T or A .

Thanks TRDxB2, That is a help. The link works, so I will trawl through what is there and try to work out what might be suitable.
Thanks again, Dane.
by Roverdriver
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hunting for toy T or A .
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Hunting for toy T or A .

Thanks for the suggestion, Bill, but as I live in Australia, firstly E-bay directs me to Aussie E-bay only, and apart from that I don't know what might have toxic paints. I am not hunting for an accurate scale model, just a reasonable representation that a very young child can play with and enjoy.
by Roverdriver
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hunting for toy T or A .
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Hunting for toy T or A .

I have a grand daughter, now nearly two years old, living in Las Vegas. Her Mum tells me that she loves cars. I would like to get her a T or A that is child safe. Would like something no bigger than 1/18th Scale but preferably smaller. The important thing is that it must be 'child friendly' Any sugg...
by Roverdriver
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

If one reads and understands both the quotation and the context, it all makes perfect sense both historically and factually. Ford is quoted referring to the behaviour and attitude of salesmen. He could have used any other analogy, but instead happened to use the paint colour which he happened to ado...
by Roverdriver
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

"My Life and Work" was written in 1922. The title page says 'By Henry Ford in collaboration with Samuel Crowther'. That should solve the worry of a later biographer making things up. From other reading, I believe that Ford mainly dictated the book to Crowther, then read over what had been written, b...
by Roverdriver
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Green T Roadster on Strongest Man in History

A T would be quite a lot lighter than a Dodge of the same or similar period.
by Roverdriver
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. But interesting Shorpy Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

O.T. But interesting Shorpy Photo

Interesting very early car in a photo on Shorpy- Link here-

https://www.shorpy.com/node/24362?size= ... al#caption

Beware- I have linked to the enlarged version of the picture as the car area is rather small.

Dane.
by Roverdriver
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were these standard on tube stems?
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Were these standard on tube stems?

The valve cap with the valve removal tool was definitely standard for Schrader Valve inner tubes right into the 1950's. When the plastic cap was introduced as a replacement, wise motorists started to hoard the brass 'tool end' caps. As that generation finishes with motoring, astute hunters will find...
by Roverdriver
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Old Ford Sign From England
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Here is a photo of one in a museum in Tasmania-

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by Roverdriver
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - My Kind of girl...
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

Re: Old Photo - My Kind of girl...

The photo has definitely been posted before- mind you, that is no reason for not posting it again.
If I remember correctly, there were two or three photos taken in the same workshop with the same group of young ladies.
by Roverdriver
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping crate specification verification
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Shipping crate specification verification

As I understand it, especially from reading 'My Life and Work' as well as 'The Great today and Greater Future', Henry hated waste. He even worked out ways to remove the spikes from railway sleepers (ties) to re-mill and use that timber. Surely that would explain how and why floor boards were created...
by Roverdriver
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2399

Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Fortunately, these days there is a reasonable proliferation of emporiums from whence some of the items in the list may be procured en-route , which could all ow for 'purchase as required' and therefore reduce the automobile's load. I am thinking of such things as just one gallon of oil, less manilla...
by Roverdriver
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

A T at work welding the pipeline.

https://i.postimg.cc/RFQQhHLH/T-welding-Truck.png The Goldfields Pipeline in Western Australia carries drinking water a distance of 330 miles from a new dam to the gold mining areas of Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Coolgardie. It was completed in 1903. Without that water, it would not have been possible ...