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by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loafing Around (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 979

Re: Loafing Around (photo)

That 'Pep-o-mint' car is not exactly a life saver, with the very limited visibility :lol:
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Here's a short history and some clarification on 'Isinglass' window material.
I have no connection to the firm just thought it was a nice and clear explanation of the matter, plus it had a picture of a T ;)

https://www.sailrite.com/What-Is-Isingl ... w-Material
by Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Emergency Brakes

Joshua, thanks for the update, that is good to know, i'm about to install new shoes from Langs and also have new cams, I think you saved me some head scratching :D
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Oh come on, what's it for.... ;)
by Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - 1913 Ford Dealership Saved From Destruction
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: FJ - 1913 Ford Dealership Saved From Destruction

I had one of those lifts for toy cars, in the last picture ! never saw another since i was a boy.
Great building, great initiative, hope they can find funds to fix it up with period doors instead of the modern white one.
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: N/R/S race cars?

Is that Honest Abe in the right car ? Spooky likeness !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 342
Views: 32230

Re: Foto of the Day

Too late for a retread ?? :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Acording to the drawing that cam gives 3/8 lift :o
Gross lift on a standard (post 1912) T cam is a hair over 1/4"
Exact measurements i found here: http://mtfctulsa.com/Cams/design_stock.htm
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Big 1913 7 litre Benz racer for sale !
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Big 1913 7 litre Benz racer for sale !

O.K. it's not a Ford, but I want it and race Rob with his 'puny' little T racer....
Well look at the price : I guess i'll dream on :D

https://www.prewarcar.com/300441-1913-m ... d-prix-car
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 143
Views: 13860

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Fantastic, thats a milestone, congrats !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 357
Views: 32445

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Have one on me :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Well... the drawing clearly mentions 'Gastank' in the lower left corner and 'Dash-tank' in the comment on the right side of the drawing, so it must have been drawn up for some dash mounted gas tank of some sort. As others here have mentioned there might have been plans to equip one of the racers wit...
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 88
Views: 2055

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Dick, those are the standard big ones, smaller ones are available that fit the recess on a modern US car, so about 2" less wide, looks even better !
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

Great find ! this digging in archives can be very addictive.. ;)
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Just curious

I have a steel 'black' T so no brass polishing for me but if i ever get the irresistable urge i have some brass artillery shells to satisfy my restless mind.
The big one is a 1917 4" shell of about Three! feet tall, it'll keep me busy for the better part of a day :D
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Odds and ends from THF Benson Library

Nice Rob, great to see the change in the letterhead, in the first letterhead Mack av. is the address and Henry F is the vice president, in the second letter Piquette is the address and the original names are blacked out and Henry Ford is now President so after the buy-out of Grey and adding one of t...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 88
Views: 2055

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

These are the modern plates for historic vehicles :
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 88
Views: 2055

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Here's my set, came with the car when i bought it off Kent Sumner in 2017, thanks Kent ! 23 Wisconsin plates. Sadly we can't register old plates in the Netherlands, but the plates allowed on your historic vehicle are dark blue and not that bad to the eye as the big reflective bright yellow ones mand...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3415

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

How about a 'divorce boom' from beeing cooped up together :)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Thomas here in Holland we call that "ellebogenstoom" or 'elbow steam' :lol:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 87
Views: 7313

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Hah Rich, i see not only your drawing, but also your spelling did improve over the years ;)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Headlight problems

Oops my bad :oops: should have noticed it is a later car...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Great results, glad Gene chimed in, even learned something myself. ;)
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 1234

Re: Turn signals

As posted elsewhere here today i coverted my sidelamps to led in a way that is reversible in about two seconds to petroleum again, and i affixed a white board with two wingnuts and a trailer connector plug, on the board are a couple of reflectors and brake and direction lights, the board can be take...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Turn Signals vs. Hand Signals

Great footage of the Benz Victoria ! The biggest problem with hand signals is that these days drivers do NOT understand their meaning, biggest problem is with the left turn and slowing down signals, these days sticking your arm out is generally understood as the signal to allow a tailgater to pass, ...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Great, thanks for the update, looking good, you're on your way !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Headlight problems

Well half way there :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Camping with a T

Nothing quite equals the sheer joy of waking up in a damp tent, putting on your damp clothes and go out in the rain to have a morning pee Dick :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Don't know Gene's molds personally but yeah there should allways be a way out for the air and overflow babbit, and a good mold should be designed that way. Can't tell from the pictures what mold Jacolb is using, just from the way the poured babbit looks my hunch is trapped air because of the way the...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 701

Re: Headlight problems

Hey Carson, seems like a simple fix, your headlights are placed in 'series' as its called in electrical jargon, that means the wire goes to one headlight and then to the second one and then back to the switch, so like with old fashioned christmas tree lights if one bulb burns out, all lights go out,...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

This is not turning in one of those MMO or waterpump threads or is it :lol:
Have a good weekend all !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

Gene, you are right in a way, the two you mention are stronger adhesives, and are a great fix if you have problems with pitting or alignment of surfaces, and in some spots like the corner where hogshead and pan and block meet you often have a spot where the stronger stuff is a good fix, but if every...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JOHN DEERE Fixing Clincher Tire
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: JOHN DEERE Fixing Clincher Tire

What a great fix :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Should have mentioned the two pieces of square tubing are only welded on th outside so the piece of big square tube with the pipe through it can flex away from the pressure point otherwise the whole setup would be rigid and won't work :roll: The clamp in the middle is just there to prevent the whole...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4424

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

My T must have been T-boned from the right sometime in the past, the right radius rod was bent in and the right half of the rear axle was bent forward. it turned out the bend was right close to the diff housing, I decided to try and straighten it myself. This is the contraption that i came up with, ...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Kerry and Jacolb, i thought a shim in between would not solve the trapped air problem, but apparently it does according to Kerry, never too old to learn a new trick, thanks Kerry and good luck on your next try Jacolb
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 87
Views: 7313

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

That one would look great blown up to live-size and make it a mural in the mancave or as a whole wall in some old car related place like a museum cafeteria !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Wayne whatever happened to good old corruption hah ? those were better times indeed :mrgreen:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 756

Re: A dual plug ignition system

I understood that Les, just posted this as a word of caution for other posters because some posters were discussing the 'waste spark' idea
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 87
Views: 7313

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Now Thats just great Rich, like it a lot ! :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

The idea is to give the air a way out, air is thin and needs just a small way out, so just putting small strips of for instance sigarette paper between cap and mold will probably be more than enough. a shim would close up the entire surface and give too much clearance. Another more permanent fix wou...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A dual plug ignition system
Replies: 25
Views: 756

Re: A dual plug ignition system

A point of caution considering a "waste spark" ignition system : Old engines from the early years of the century (and i consider our beloved Ts to be in that category) usually have quite a large amount of unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases, specially when still cold. This combined with the often less...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Edited my post, please reread, sorry
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Looks like trapped air to me :?: If this happens again you could consider putting some small scraps of very thin paper between cap surface and mold so as to give the air a way out, if babbit flows onto mating surface of the cap it is easily removed with a few carefull (sweet)file strokes. Keep tryin...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another ‘What Is It’
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Another ‘What Is It’

I'm guessing its a farmyard fix :D
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First timer main caps
Replies: 28
Views: 635

Re: First timer main caps

Hello Jacolb, great try ! I gather from the pictures that you are doing the pouring outside, which is probably healthier, but that could well mean that the moulds and caps are cooling too quick or are too cold from the outset, causing the babbit to sollidify too fast and not filling the mold complet...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Period Picture- 1918 Flu Pandemic New Zealand

Tim i count three Ts, one black and two brass rads, so it is ON Topic ;)
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Permatex #2 sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Permatex #2 sealant

What Hank said, Permatex is great stuff but should be used sparingly, if it squeezes out in blobs it is also squeezing out inside in big blobs, as Permatex does not fully harden but keeps a 'rubbery' consistency it is very possible that the 'blobs' come loose and block oil passages. Best way is to p...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1906 Ford Six and another car. What are your guesses?
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: 1906 Ford Six and another car. What are your guesses?

The crank handle can be clearly seen in the sideways foto from the Old Motor, it extends along the side of the hood, apparently the engine is quite set back aways from the radiator needing such a long crank handle. The radiator is relieved to fit in between the frame rails, it is that way in all pic...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Bigger icons ?
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Bigger icons ?

Admin Jeff,
Is it maybe an idea to make the icons for 'notifications' and 'Private messages' a bit bigger, at least the red circle with the number in it. Now they are so small i regularly miss that someone sent me a message.. :roll:
Just a thought, keep up the good work ! thanks,
Leo
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: $5 Rigid shop vac!
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: $5 Rigid shop vac!

Wayne, from what i read in the papers elections are being fixed on a regular basis these days :lol:
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

How about this one !
I have no clue what it is but what a monster, that must have been some beast to handle , look at the size of that steeringwheel :o
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16725

Re: Model T Special build.

I would not try that on clincher tyres :lol:
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: White oak bed

No Craig i have not, but Epifanes makes paint also, they should match. I have put some lettering on the Varnished wood wheelhouse with OneShot lettering enamel after it was allowed to cure for a couple of months and that was no problem, so should be o.k. i think, you can allways make a small test pa...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16725

Re: Model T Special build.

Great build shane ! aren't you afraid to hit that unobtainium pan on a speedbump :D
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, that is an intriguing setup, did not know them, knew these:
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Algerian? spammer beware!
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Another Algerian? spammer beware!

Admin we have another Algerian spammer...."amandatissa"
she seems to have a sense of humor but has some strange links in her replies to other posters
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Winter Time
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Old Photo - Winter Time

It's not the sea, it's in the woods :D
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A T at work welding the pipeline.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Great pics, LIKE! :D
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: White oak bed

The boat i live on, a 1948 fishing cutter, has a white oak wheelhouse, i use Epifanes Spar varnish on it, it is out in the weather all year and holds up better than anything i tried in the past ! Very important though is that before you apply the first coat, you wipe down all wood with dry cleaning ...
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Motor Video animation
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: T Motor Video animation

There is something wrong with the valve timing, take a good look at 5:50 and further, valves open and close on every stroke ? :D
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Vintage Bin/Assortment of Throttle/Spark Rod Ends
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: FS Vintage Bin/Assortment of Throttle/Spark Rod Ends

:lol: Hey Hank, i see them priced on the box at from 3c to 30c each, what happened in the mean time ? :lol:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Drain the Sediment Bulb ... Regularly!

The green stuff is not algae, its bacteria that grow in the water ethanol mix in that crappy modern gas of today :evil:
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is The Date Accurate?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Is The Date Accurate?

That can't be right, although it is an early car with tiller steering, 1889 would be very early ! probably around 1904ish ?
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

Hello Wayne, yeah what amazes me is how international these early races were from the start, American racers came over to Europe to race and the other way around too, even in the earliest times. Today we fly all over the place but in those days it was some undertaking to load people and cars on ocea...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 111
Views: 3415

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

We here on this side of the pond are now offically under lockdown, all sports events, meetings, restaurants etc are closed. Went to the shops saturday to do the normal shopping and it dawned on me, not only the toiletpaper was all gone but so were the canned beans, now that figures, if your daily me...
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

Hey Duey, luckily i'm not in it for the 'likes' that would be devastating for my ego :lol:
Glad you liked it !
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Legs or Combustion?
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Period Picture- Legs or Combustion?

Combustion any day for me ! ;)
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford’s last competition.
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Henry Ford’s last competition.

:oops: Only now it dawned on me... better put on my reading glasses, mixing up the different racers :oops:
The difference between a tiller and a steering wheel are not to overlook but i did... :roll:
And then there's the amount of cilinders, should have been obvious :geek:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry Ford’s last competition.
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Henry Ford’s last competition.

Interesting cooling system on the Ford 6, never seen it in that way on the Big 6 racer, only the one with 'conventional' radiator in two versions :

Also found the cover of the Automobile Review with the Ford 6 racer, sadly could not dig up the article itself..
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Footage of the 1906 VanderBilt Cup race

The quality of the film is not that good, but still nice to see and with some nice subtitles so you get an idea what is happening

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xXV_VH_dy0
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

Found an address for the Times Square Automobile Co. in an old add which did not Copy/paste but it was on the South-West corner of 56th street and Broadway, New York, New York, took a look with streetvieuw and there is nothing recognisable left there, all concrete highrises, bummerrr ;) Was curious ...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

The demountables look like 6 lugs, were they a Ford item or from another supplier, Firestones had 5 if i remember right?
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

What, what, did i miss a good catfight :lol: :lol: It is a good thing that we have a couple of moderators that have a good sense of what to tolerate and what to delete, up until now i never had the idea they used their authority the wrong way , kudos on them ! Although.. secretly i'd like to know wh...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 New York City movie
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: 1911 New York City movie

You have good eyes Rich, looks like there's a belt running over the 'flywheel'
Good thing they didn't have speedbumps in those days :lol:
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

Who wanted a Winton ;) (as usual i have no connection, just found it on the Interweb)
https://www.prewarcar.com/284373-1904-winton
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

The cheap chinese drillbits are too brittle, but an older US made one is probably o.k., you can allways check by clamping the drillbit in the vice with the cutting tip and give it a light rap with a hammer, if it breakes readily, toss it, if it holds up, cut to length with a cutting disk and presto ...
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The History of Motor Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: The History of Motor Racing

Found a fifth part, about racing after WW2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygi6gsxPFsE

It's going to be a late night :mrgreen:
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The History of Motor Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 390

The History of Motor Racing

An old series of films by the Shell Oil company ; 'The history of Motor Racing' in four installments The first part covers (with great english commentary) the early years up to 1914 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ggHsuo4kWG4 The second part covers 1919 - 1929 starting of with great footage of the Ind...
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 New York City movie
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: 1911 New York City movie

Great clip! but my eye fell on a strange detail, and maybe the infinite wisdom of this forums combined members might be able to answer it : Right at 3:08 a commercial vehicle enters the frame from the left, you get only a rear three quarter vieuw of it but this got me curious ; it seems to have a th...
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)

You'd never guess but the winner of the 1906 Grand Prix de France, a Renault, which can be seen in the old film of the 1906 race with number 3A, now resides in Maine !, it took part in the Vander Bilt race in 1907 and was probably not returned to France after, go figure... https://m.youtube.com/watc...
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)

Footage of the Frech Grand Prix of 1906, but no Darracq...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u60VE-N9hOs

But three Darracqs participated, here's proof:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orWVjPqFu8w

The last has rather anoying sound but hey, where's the mute button for... ;)
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)

And this is its Big Brother, a V8 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YulT7wWDgU

Awesome !! a ride would grow you some hair on your chest !
by Kaiser
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)
Replies: 5
Views: 497

"Fastest car in the world" 1907 (not Ford)

Have a look at this short clip, a great story !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJsN85HsQzc

And some pictures of the actual car in its heyday :
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Assembly Lube......what are you using??

The white lithium grease is not the stuff to use as testified by several members here, any oil, preferably somewhat thicker then standard is good. Gearbox 80W90 will do fine and is readily available from any gasstation or local carparts store.
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metz for sale in original condition !
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Metz for sale in original condition !

Get some floats FJ and bring it back Stateside :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cool “log cabin” style camper
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Cool “log cabin” style camper

Sort of the ultimate Woody.
(i first thought of another pun but considered that unapropriate :oops: )
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Duey i really like those FWD and Quads, there are a small number of them around still on our side of the pond, left behind in 1918, most are FWDs, a Quad is rare as hens teeth, The FWD is a more 'normal' truck technically speaking with differentials and axles sort of like we still use today, but the...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"
Replies: 20
Views: 1647

Re: Old Photo - "Daddy at the Saloon"

Family of mine own a resort/RV park/harbour near Campbell River BC on Vancouver Island , they know i'm allways up for a good adventure so when i visited a couple years back they told me to take a flight with the mail plane on the wednesday, which is 'social security check day' in Canada. The mailpla...
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ANOTHER WHAT IS IT?
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: ANOTHER WHAT IS IT?

Maybe a supercharger? :lol:
by Kaiser
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Spark plug thread

Toon dat is weer wat aparts dat je hebt opgedoken ! ;)
Groeten, Leo
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Those little REO trucks are simply adorable !
by Kaiser
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metz for sale in original condition !
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Metz for sale in original condition !

I know there are some Metz lovers around here, take a look:
(as usual, not mine, no connection, just found it on PreWarCar)

https://www.prewarcar.com/298109-1912-metz-model-22
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

A short history of the Jeffrey/Nash through the years from the first inventions by Mr. Jeffrey, I never knew he was a big inventor cum businessman before the Quad, never too old to learn :D Another fun fact: his top salesman was a Mr Willys.... yes of later Willys Jeep fame, he made so much money se...
by Kaiser
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 164
Views: 8692

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich, the truck is a FWD model B, of First World War fame, many were used for all kinds of jobs after being sold of as surplus after the war. The Nash Quad, (first the Jeffrey Quad) also had four wheel steering !
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1717
Views: 103483

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

So they all jumped on the proverbial bandwagon
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The first alphabet Ford collection? 1904 - 1910
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: The first alphabet Ford collection? 1904 - 1910

Rob, the stuff you come up with keeps amazing me :lol: great story !
by Kaiser
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whatzit?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Whatzit?

Here's your scoop :
by Kaiser
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1717
Views: 103483

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Now there's a lounge lizzard if i ever did see one !