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by ivaldes1
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

jivers wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Let me know if you want a pic file.
Sure. Great looking car.
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

Looks good jivers. Let me know more.
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

I have also always been able to start the car with the reproduction switch using a screw driver only, any screw driver. Is that normal?
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I swear...
Replies: 14
Views: 1008

I swear...

I swear that I saw Steve Jelf in a Taco Bell commercial that was on during the last game of the World Series. Could I be mistaken? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

Thanks, yes since I received the reproduction key switch unit, the key easily falls out of the switch so I have to turn it then put it in my pocket while under way or else it will fall out. Is that normal? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Reproduction ignition switch light handle came off.

Hi, I have a about 2 years old reproduction ignition switch. The black painted light switch handle and part that covers the outside of the key switch came off. Now the lights are on all the time. Is there a way to fix this? I have already sent off my original key switch to get rebuilt by Ben Martin ...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto intermittent, rougher.
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Magneto intermittent, rougher.

'a little *bit of band fuzz so I put it *back together'
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto intermittent, rougher.
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Magneto intermittent, rougher.

Hi all, I've had my T for about 3 years now, in all that time magneto has worked perfectly. Car ran better on magneto. I recently changed the transmission bands to Kevlar. The magneto has become unstable. Several times for band fuzz on the contact. Today no magneto again. As before, I checked it thi...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door jamb and door to body gap?
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Door jamb and door to body gap?

See picture from above 22 touring rear door closed at the latch. What should the gap be on a door? Mine seems to be excessive. Why would it be wide like that?

See picture below outside facing in, is the big notch in the rear door jamb of a 22 touring body normal?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with transmission repair
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Need help with transmission repair

John I am no expert having only seriously been in my transmission once for the first time this month. However, I would suspect that it would be the bands as the issue and not the clutch or at least I would suspect the bands first. First step would be to open the inspection hatch and take a look. Sen...
by ivaldes1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Can you tell from these photos?
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Confirm on machine shop. Sounds like the hogshead a gotta come off again. Sigh. I am going to get pretty good at taking hogsheads on and off. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Clevis is not short enough versus too long?
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Clevis is not short enough versus too long?

Hi, I put a new Clevis in after changing the bands, pivots, supports, and slow speed notch on the transmission. I've read a few guides on how to adjust the Clevis which is '1/16th short or play'. Problem: my new Clevis which is the same dimension as the old one isn't short enough by just a little bi...
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Nova Scotia Jeff: will Quick Poly work? I have that. Kansas Jeff: Opened up the magneto post for the 3rd time, it was loaded with fuzz again, cleaned it again and magneto works again. If anything the low speed band is loose I can press it nearly to the floor. It didn't creep forward so much with the...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Correction: "replaced my emergency brake shoes with two piece ones." should be replaced my two piece shoes with 1 piece shoes.
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Texas T Party Happy Trails and Damage Report.

Had a great time at this years Texas T Party, this year in Brenham, Texas and environs. One hundred four model T's came out, over 200 people. Here is my personal account for Friday/Saturday. These are great because they pushed me to finish things undone on Shirley my 1922ish parts salad car. See my ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

I tested it after tightening up the yoke so it had give in the clutch lever. Thankfully high-gear came back. However, when my foot goes off the slow speed pedal it doesn't fully engage high gear unless I pull the pedal back towards me with my foot slightly. It seems like I need to lengthen the yoke ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: No high gear after changing bands and cams.

I found this article: https://modeltfordfix.com/adjusting-the-model-t-ford-transmission-and-clutch/ I put in a new slow speed connection yoke since my old one was worn out. Per the article it has to have 1/16th play. I shortened it and will retry tomorrow. I hope I don't have to take the whole thing...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Possibly why my frame was bent. What is Lang's part number for it and more or less where does it go?
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: No high gear after changing bands and cams.
Replies: 8
Views: 632

No high gear after changing bands and cams.

Hi,

I changed out the bands for Kevlar and replaced the cams and slow speed notch with new ones. I had to take the hogshead off. The car moves in 1st gear but I've somehow lost high gear. What could be wrong?

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Probably isn't a wood block there. What is the wood block for? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Dan that is an outstanding solution that I went ahead and ordered a new shaft hopefully arriving tomorrow. However, since I am going to Texas T Party Friday I cheated and took my hogshead to a machine shop. Forgive my weakness. They drilled out the mess I had made, filled in the oversize hole with w...
by ivaldes1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

I am going to try to drill the current one out with putting in a new pedal shaft as plan B. Drilling this out is slow. I am using a Dewalt titanium metal bit but it takes a very long time to get anywhere. Is there a secret to drilling these out quicker or quickly?

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.
Replies: 38
Views: 1815

Re: Hard starting: I'm out of ideas.

Loose magneto wire or contact?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Still wondering why one hole of the notch is smaller than the other and the rivet does not go through?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Thanks Dan, I think you are right. This is a mess and a new shaft and new pedal pin (I went ahead and bought 4 for 25 cents each) are $21 delivered. I have the clutch pedal support and had planned to change that out too including doing the o-ring trick for oil leaks. It is going to be a photo finish...
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Drilled the notch a bunch on both sides with a drill press. I have not hit the shaft yet. I have it on an anvil now so hopefully it won't get damaged. Hitting it with a 5 lb sledge and a punch. Tried hammer and punch on both sides. Not moving at all. What else can I try?
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Thanks Scott, I read your explanation but am still not sure what the smaller rivet hole in the new notch is for.
by ivaldes1
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

Hogshead is off! I was able to rotate the magneto and retrieve the errant nut and washer. Now I am attempting to replace the notch and pedal support. Why are the new notch rivet holes different sizes and the rivet only fits through one side and does not go through the other side? I cut the head off ...
by ivaldes1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Re: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

I tried the U wire method. That pushed the nut up somewhere. I tried my borescope to try and find it. Couldn't so the hogshead has to come off!

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1330

Kevlar-ing along when the nut dropped into nether regions.

So I had my new kevlar bands on and was attempting to put on the last washer and nut on the last band when the inevitable dropped the washer and nut into the nether regions. But have no fear! I had tied a thread to it for just this sort of problem and proceeded to try to fish it out. To no avail! It...
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?

*impossible to do with the hogshead **on**.
by ivaldes1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?

I think everything can be done for the slow speed notch and clutch support without taking the hogshead off EXCEPT peening the bottom notch rivet. That looks impossible to do with the hogshead off. I tried my new notch and clutch support without installing and they are super tight compared to my appa...
by ivaldes1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Worn pedals and clutch pedal notch?

What can be done about worn pedals? I am changing the cams and supports, doing the o-ring trick but my pedals at the cams are worn. Can the clutch pedal notch and support be changed without taking the hogshead off? I am re-starting from this thread which has become too long: https://www.mtfca.com/ph...
by ivaldes1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?
Replies: 34
Views: 2861

Re: How to tell when it is time to change transmission bands?

The surgery has begun! I have all the bands out and the old cotton removed, the Kevlar bands are going on now. Question 1: With the hogshead on and the bands removed, what tool is used to hold the clutch pedal support bolt head on the inside? This is so I can take the nut off on the outside and repl...
by ivaldes1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential Leak.
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Differential Leak.

This differential did not leak for about 2 years so is it normal for them to start leaking? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Differential Leak.
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Differential Leak.

Hi, My 12 rivet differential leaks slowly at the two lower most bolts. A few drops a week. See picture. The fluid level was down as expected when I opened the filler bolt so it isn't communicating with the engine oil. The fill hole does not appear to be leaking. How much torque should the bolts be? ...
by ivaldes1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42038

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

Hey Steve, best wishes sounds like quite an adventure, wish I was there. When I received my T it had the same homemade perch to wishbone clamp using pushrod end caps on one end to complete the clamp. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Our T will finally get a top
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Our T will finally get a top

Hi Rusty, Just did the exercise of installing the top on a 1922 body, described here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3803

The biggest thing is making heads or tails out of all the pieces then the anxiety of cutting the thing up. After you've done it once it is no big deal.

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Would rather have Off Topics in General Discussion Forum.
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Would rather have Off Topics in General Discussion Forum.

I rather liked the Off Topics interspersed with the General Discussion Forum. Separate Off Topics forum is like banishing the fun fellow party goers to go somewhere else for being fun or the old man saying you kids get off of my lawn! So now the General Discussion Forum is all-fiber cereal only and ...
by ivaldes1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Thanks, forecast is mid-90's through labor day so I may get a chance to re-stretch it.
by ivaldes1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Classique Roof Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Classique Roof Kits

Just finished installing a Classtique. Went well. Here is the description: https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3803 Had to think about it and go slowly. The 2-3 weekends estimate for completion was about how long it took although I had 2 month interruptions. Not particularly difficult but i...
by ivaldes1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

More pictures:
by ivaldes1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

It is done! Royce Patterson's article was very helpful: https://modeltfordfix.com/installing-a- ... r-model-t/

Here are some pictures of the final results: 1) Top pad stapled down. 2) Again, 3) Weather flap side. 4) Back curtain on. 5) Top deck on.
by ivaldes1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT: Birds nest with eggs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: OT: Birds nest with eggs.

We went to church and the developed chicks were still in their nest. We came home and the nest was empty.
by ivaldes1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT: Birds nest with eggs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: OT: Birds nest with eggs.

Developing:
by ivaldes1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Progress, I have a side pad up. Used the Royce Peterson method of gluing down the burlap then nail it up.
by ivaldes1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?

Thanks, since the kit did not come with that then I think I will get a small piece of leftover top strap cloth, pass it through the ring and nail 'er down.
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?

This old thread http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/229470.html has multiple pictures of the rear strap mount. None of them are like a 1922 which has the bow saddle rods straight out to the sides. The strap isn't long enough in any case to reach the rods. How are they supposed to go on? I wo...
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?

Do I really have to cut or drill the rivet out of the lower D ring off the rear curtain strap and nail it to the tack strip? Is there another way to mount it without taking the D ring off for a 1922 touring 2 man top?
by ivaldes1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Here we are an article by Royce Peterson with lots of pictures that explains nearly all.

https://modeltfordfix.com/installing-a- ... r-model-t/
by ivaldes1
Fri May 31, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

It took me awhile to get the orientation of the back parts. 1) So the Common Sense's go in the rear tack rail and I tack all of this to the top? 2) Why did they leave off the 2 male Common Sense's on the straight edge of the side curtains? 3) I assume the rear window curtain goes inside the side cur...
by ivaldes1
Fri May 31, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

I found a video that showed how to drill the rivets out. But the question remains should I?
by ivaldes1
Fri May 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Pictured are the rear curtain straps, leather. So I take the d loop off and nail it on to the bow and tack strip through the leather? I will have to remove the loop rivets to get enough length to reach the bow and the tack strip right? How do you remove the rivets without damaging the leather? After...
by ivaldes1
Thu May 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Because it only lays over the windshield and is held in place by the front windshield straps, the top straps that run across the bows from the rear bow and the covering. How do you know where to drill through for the rivets to place the footman loops for the front bow straps? How do you know at wha...
by ivaldes1
Thu May 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Classtique has the front bow detail for a 1922 touring here: https://youtu.be/QmitQsKBRmc
by ivaldes1
Mon May 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Many thanks, that clarifies a lot. So the front bow details: Classtique shipped me what looks like a front flap but yours doesn't have a front flap. I don't know what to do. -- IV
by ivaldes1
Mon May 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

I see these rivets to mount the hardware onto the top bows. Should I use them versus screws? I see the rivet tool for a air hammer but how do they actually work with the air hammer tool? https://www.modeltford.com/item/3897XT.aspx
by ivaldes1
Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT: Birds nest with eggs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: OT: Birds nest with eggs.

Yes they are blue. Mother looks to me to be a generic sized bird. I am not an ornithologist obviously.
by ivaldes1
Mon May 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Because it only lays over the windshield and is held in place by the front windshield straps, the top straps that run across the bows from the rear bow and the covering. I see from your picture that the 2 man top front bow top details are very different than the Classtique video which is for a 1 ma...
by ivaldes1
Mon May 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT: Birds nest with eggs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

OT: Birds nest with eggs.

Off topic, interesting picture I just took of a birds nest with eggs in my front yard.
by ivaldes1
Sun May 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Straight:
by ivaldes1
Sun May 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Overall picture so far:
by ivaldes1
Sun May 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Further along. The Classtique video is for a 1 man top. I have a 2 man top so my front rain flap is different than in the video. I understand that the sewn part is what goes on the window hanging down but I do not know otherwise how it goes onto the front bow? It is 60 inches so I presume that it go...
by ivaldes1
Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Wanted: Speedster.

Skunked in Kerrville at the very last minute by another buyer. Still looking.
by ivaldes1
Sat May 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?

Skunked! Went to pick it up. I had trailer arranged. Seller new I was coming. I called 2 hours away to be informed that it was sold before I could close the deal. Went to LBJ library in Austin as a consolation to see the LBJ Model T only to be informed that it is no longer on display. Gonna need the...
by ivaldes1
Thu May 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Painted the bows. I wasn't too excited about needle and thread sewing the bow wrap at the metal parts like in the Classtique video. I asked my 82 year old Mother for advice as she observed me struggle with needle and thread and she said to just use Fabric glue. I asked her if that was cheating. She ...
by ivaldes1
Mon May 20, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?

I have a 2015 Toyota Sienna which has 3500 pounds of towing capacity. U-haul will rent me a 2 wheel tow dolly to tow a Model T they will not rent me a car trailer due to 5000 lb capacity hitch system requirement. Can I safely tow it this way? I have read in the past ways to safely do this including ...
by ivaldes1
Mon May 20, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: License plate in the way of spare tire carrier.
Replies: 5
Views: 584

License plate in the way of spare tire carrier.

Hi, I have a spare tire carrier that mounts on the back but the license plate is in the way of one side of the mount. What is normally done in this situation to make it work? See the 2 mount holes on the right circled in red on the cross bar, there are 2 other mount holes on the left cross bar behin...
by ivaldes1
Sat May 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Okay all 4 mounts are on. Just like you said I found the 2 holes and tilted them 15 degrees then notched the arm rest to fit. I buzzed off the top bow surface rust and primered them with black Rustoleum Automotive Rust Reformer. I did a tire carrier while I was at the bows. I will shoot them gloss b...
by ivaldes1
Fri May 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

Surprise! See the pictures below I found the old rear seat body mounts still in place with the tops cut off. These T's are fun to work on when you find weird things like that. No such luck with the front seat ones. Where do I place the front seat ones? There are no marks. I assume it is carriage bol...
by ivaldes1
Fri May 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

Re: 1922-23 two man top.

What if I don't sew?
by ivaldes1
Fri May 17, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top.
Replies: 41
Views: 2498

1922-23 two man top.

Hello all, I am finally getting to putting in 1922-23 two man top on Shirley. According to the Classtique video https://youtu.be/h6Y8gKaKIrs you stick the bow wrap on with Pro Stick then staple it on with an air stapler/brad nailer. What size staple is used and what air stapler model will work? -- IV
by ivaldes1
Mon May 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 5883

Re: LED Bulbs.

Ordered, will give them a try upon arrival.
by ivaldes1
Mon May 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-23 two man top body iron fasteners?
Replies: 0
Views: 221

1922-23 two man top body iron fasteners?

What are the proper fasteners for a 1922-23 two man top body irons front and back? Are they carriage bolts? If so what size? I see these:

https://www.modeltford.com/item/3603S.aspx

Are they the ones?

-- IV
by ivaldes1
Mon May 06, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?

This will be a restore so open trailer is fine.
by ivaldes1
Wed May 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I Beheld That Tin T is officially in a poetry book.
Replies: 0
Views: 307

I Beheld That Tin T is officially in a poetry book.

Hi, The poem 'I Beheld That Tin T' containing such lines as: 'For I have squeezed the bearing grease zip-loc bag of iniquity' has now been officially published in a book of poetry, River and Mountain: Collected Poems of Ignacio Valdes. http://www.lulu.com/shop/ignacio-valdes/river-and-mountain-colle...
by ivaldes1
Wed May 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Re: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?

Trying for a Speedster. Getting to stage 3 local metastasis of the disease.
by ivaldes1
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?
Replies: 17
Views: 1399

Hauler to get a T from Kerrville Texas to Houston Texas?

Hi, anyone know a car hauler to get a T from Kerrville, Texas to Houston, Texas? The disease is progressing. Thanks!
by ivaldes1
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weak emergency brake.
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Weak emergency brake.

Hi all, my 1924 touring emergency brake is weak. If I am on a driveway with a gentle slope it won't hold the car. Testing it while under way does not result in both rear tires skidding. It is only a long tepid slow down. As far as I can tell everything is in order. What can I do to make it more effe...
by ivaldes1
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Wanted: Speedster.
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Wanted: Speedster.

Title says it, looking for a Speedster. Unfortunately don't have the time to build one. Thanks for looking!
by ivaldes1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: We're not used to this car
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: We're not used to this car

So Steve tell us the story of your 'new' Touring.
by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: We're not used to this car
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: We're not used to this car

Balto would absolutely drive my touring if he could.
by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2152

Re: Financing a Model T

Do a credit card balance transfer using those checks that come in the mail. The APR is often zero. Don't use the card after that and don't miss a payment or the interest rate will zoom up high.
by ivaldes1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11874

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

I like it Steve, but with bumps and travel might the handle work its way down and shut the gas off? Needs some sort of say zip tie loop to go around the end of the handle and keep it from sagging down and thus closing the gas?
by ivaldes1
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3828

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Wow, the Montana 500 results are amazing! 54 mph average speeds. Apparently 50 mph average has been going on since the 1960's. It seems as though there are stalwarts that show up year after year to compete. Remarkable.
by ivaldes1
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3828

MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Hey I am an official MTFCA member now! I received my first magazine which had an intriguing first of a series of articles on going 50 mph with your T. Shirley my 1924 parts salad was easily and unusually hitting 34 mph yesterday probably because the gas tank was low. I look forward to the next artic...
by ivaldes1
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Van going Houston to Chicksha empty, can take stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Van going Houston to Chicksha empty, can take stuff.

With lubrication I am hoping to squeeze a complete speedster inside... :D
by ivaldes1
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE: 26/27 DRIVE SHAFT
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: FOR SALE: 26/27 DRIVE SHAFT

How much?
by ivaldes1
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Empty van going from Houston to Chicksha, can take your stuff.
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Empty van going from Houston to Chicksha, can take your stuff.

Hi, Next Thursday I will be going Houston to Chicksha through Dallas in a Toyota Sienna mini-van mostly empty. If you want me to take your stuff to Chicksha let me know soon. I have no idea what I am going to bring back. :D -- IV
by ivaldes1
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Van going Houston to Chicksha empty, can take stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Van going Houston to Chicksha empty, can take stuff.

Hi Steve, We ended up doing about 26 rims. I forgot to go back and pick up 4 rims I had paid for at Chicksha last year, waa, waa, waah. So $300 + $75 for sandblasting, it ended up being about $15 each. Had capacity for about 60 which would theoretically be $6.25 each. Hope to see you at Chicksha fri...
by ivaldes1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Van going Houston to Chicksha empty, can take stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Van going Houston to Chicksha empty, can take stuff.

Hi, Next Thursday I will be going Houston to Chicksha through Dallas in a Toyota Sienna mini-van mostly empty. If you want me to take stuff to Chicksha let me know soon. I have no idea what I am going to bring back. :D -- IV
by ivaldes1
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this? Ford/Resetter.
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: What is this? Ford/Resetter.

Amazing! How did you figure it out?
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this? Ford/Resetter.
Replies: 5
Views: 822

What is this? Ford/Resetter.

My enterprising young son took a metal detector to the front yard and dug up this. What might it be or was? It says Ford on one side, Resetter on the other side.
by ivaldes1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?

Dan that last picture is just amazing how perfect it looks. I cannot imagine what it takes to get them to look that good.
by ivaldes1
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?

I see that Runabouts can be converted back and forth to a light truck bed by changing out the turtle deck so sounds like Runabout it is.
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?

Frame is not a TT it is a regular frame. Will a C or box cab/express or flat bed fit?
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?

The reason to make the rolling chassis into a model t truck are sentimental, fun, and to advertise a business. There is a in project in pieces on the classified's and I plan to go to Chicksha so here we go... :D
by ivaldes1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?
Replies: 17
Views: 1495

Re: 1925-27 rolling chassis to TT?

How do I tell if a chassis is a TT? Probably a factory box cab with express bed.