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by baltrusch
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Gas Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: New Gas Tank

Before I sent it back I would assure myself that they had a replacement to send to you. As I understand it, there is only one shop making these and all tanks have been hard to come by and there was a waiting list. The advantage of some of the other T parts dealers is that the owner himself will talk...
by baltrusch
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wasted Spark
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Wasted Spark

I was looking through an old 3 volume set of Model T accessories and found a timer that used only two coils and operated on the "wasted spark" theory which has been used on other engines, including Harleys, for many years. It is also used on the True Fire system. Advantages would be only two coils a...
by baltrusch
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS rear 23-25 Sedan Fenders
Replies: 0
Views: 337

NOS rear 23-25 Sedan Fenders

One pair 23-25 NOS rear sedan fenders. Shop worn but vgc. email for photos $400/pair. baltrusch@q.com
by baltrusch
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rt Front NOS fender, 25 and 26-27 TT
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Rt Front NOS fender, 25 and 26-27 TT

This is a never installed fender with some storage damage as there is a dent in the top. However, there are no cracks or other serious issues. This is the fender with one raised rib that runs under the splash apron which is said to have been introduces in 1925 and then used on 26-27 TTs. Sometimes r...
by baltrusch
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Genrator block off Casting
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Genrator block off Casting

There has been some discussion recently on the 1919 era cars that came without starters and generators, and that some of these cars came with a block off plate that eliminated the generator casting, This part made the engines look like the older blocks before they just started putting the 3 holed me...
by baltrusch
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: T1769 Non-Generator Casting
Replies: 0
Views: 216

T1769 Non-Generator Casting

t1769.docx This looks to be a never used casting that was used on non-generator cars in 1919 and 1920. I believe it is sometimes shown as part T3017B, but this one has 1769 cast into it. It replaces the casting that holds the generator and makes it look more like a non-starter block. Great for a la...
by baltrusch
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Apco Engine Mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Apco Engine Mounts

I have several Apco rear side engine mounts for when the oil pan mounts broke. Never used. $15 ea.
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by baltrusch
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stick in time took out crank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Stick in time took out crank?

It’s a good candidate for a two cylinder job. One old article I read stated that the owner did that after he broke the crank similarly and it took 13 hacksaw blades to cut the block in two! People were more resourceful, and patient, back then! I have one of those engines and it sounds like a John De...
by baltrusch
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shorpy old time photos
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Shorpy old time photos

One of my favorite sites is Shorpy.com as it has different old time photos every day and has been discussed here before. This week one was titled "Water Boys: 1939" and showed two kids pumping water out of a communal well. The remains of a 12 year old Model T are in the background, but also shown is...
by baltrusch
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Ford grease cup - what is it for?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Non-Ford grease cup - what is it for?

This is not a Ford item but is a cool grease cup that is nicely plated and includes a ratchet mechanism so that you can only turn it one way and a handle so you don't get greasy. I assume it was in the inside of a higher dollar car but I have never seen another. Any Ideas?
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by baltrusch
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this KRW tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

What is this KRW tool?

This part came in a bunch of stuff that included a Model A era KRW differential stand but I do not know if it goes with that or not. What is it?
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by baltrusch
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a Body on a Buck
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Building a Body on a Buck

Henry - what a great project and what lucky grandkids! Many of you have probably heard of Ernie Adams from Maricopa AZ (google Ernie’s Dwarf Car’s) who builds amazing apprroximately 2/3 scale replicas using steel bucks and often refrigerator panels. These cars are very accurate and include a 49 Merc...
by baltrusch
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your thoughts please.
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: Your thoughts please.

I made a front mount starter for a friend and it works very well. I used an ATV starter clutch on the crankshaft and a chain to the starter - the chain is idle when the engine runs. I replaced the bendix with a sprocket and used a permanent magnet Nissan starter which turns backward with positive gr...
by baltrusch
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: T1769 Timing cover
Replies: 0
Views: 190

T1769 Timing cover

Ford Part T1769 timing gear cover. This piece replaces the generator casting and makes a later engine look earlier - search T1769 for photos. $50 + shipping
by baltrusch
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pair 23-25 sedan rear fenders, L side coupe fender
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Pair 23-25 sedan rear fenders, L side coupe fender

One pair 23-25 Sedan rear fenders, vgc and possibly NOS- $250 for the pair. Also, Left side 23-25 coupe fender, vgc. $100. Send for photos.
by baltrusch
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very good LR fender for 23-25 coupe
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Very good LR fender for 23-25 coupe

One outstanding left rear fender for a 23-25 coupe. $125 + shipping. Baltrusch@q.com
by baltrusch
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 23-25 REAR SEDAN FENDERS
Replies: 0
Views: 172

23-25 REAR SEDAN FENDERS

One pair 1923-1925 Sedan Rear Fenders, VGC, look to be shop worn NOS. AS far as I know, these fenders will fit just the 23-25 sedans. $450/BO for the pair. Inquire for photos and more information. Baltrusch@q.com
by baltrusch
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 5269

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

I echo all of the above. The greatest part for me, which I learned years ago, is that the engine responds to your inputs, that is mixture, spark advance, etc. When drivers today sense an issue, they may miss-diagnose what is going on as they have no control - all is automatic. With a Model T, if it ...
by baltrusch
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Spindle help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1371

Re: Wheel Spindle help!

I assume that the 1910 is the same as the later Ts, if not, excuse my ignorance! It is good that the right side with the left hand threads went on well as a 3/4x16 left hand die might be hard to find. However, the thread file has always worked for me, and will work on either side. Another trick is t...
by baltrusch
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any info on how to upholster a Rootlieb Speedster seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Any info on how to upholster a Rootlieb Speedster seat?

I called Rootlieb recently to find if there was anyone making a kit and they said no. Mine are now at the local upholstery shop and I will send photos if I can get them. This shop does excellent work but they are pricey.
by baltrusch
Mon May 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EZ cold start jack
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: EZ cold start jack

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I found this jack some time ago and painted it and put on a new handle. I works well but you'd have to have a pickup to take it along! It was made by J.H. Whetstone in Michigan.
by baltrusch
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ford ordered the new sedan bodies from an outside vendor"
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: "Ford ordered the new sedan bodies from an outside vendor"

I believe that Wadsworth and Fisher were the major pre-1923 sedan suppliers. I read somewhere that the Wadsworth factory burned down in the late teens and may or may not have produced bodies after that. I compared my 1922 sedan body to one that was reported to be a Fisher and there were minor differ...
by baltrusch
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sure fire way to find oil leaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Sure fire way to find oil leaks

The powder sounds like a great way to find leaks. Another method is that auto supply houses sell a dye that you add to the oil and then use a black light to find the leak.
by baltrusch
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder coating rims
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Re: Powder coating rims

I have two sets of wire wheels that I had powder coated and both look nice and are holding up well. The first set are Hayes and I took them to the les Schwab tire dealer. They truck the wheels to their facility in Oregon where a machine blasts and powdercoats them at a cost of under $35 each deliver...
by baltrusch
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Dash Fillerboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

Re: 1911 Dash Fillerboard

Maybe this is a little off-topic. Does anyone know the rationale for the filler board? I see several variations in the old photos but wonder why it was used at all. It seems that it would have been easier, stronger, and cheaper to just make the firewall 3 7/8" taller and not use the extra piece.
by baltrusch
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo A crate of T
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Old photo A crate of T

Where is the top? I assume that they were loose and all you did was tack the rear of the top to the back seat.
by baltrusch
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 5231

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I found a 1918 Ford touring with half the body gone in 1963 when I was 14 and the guy wanted $150. Dad and I each came up with $75 and went to get it. The seller told me it had been sold, and I told him I thought we had a deal for $150. Early life lesson 1 - it ain't yours till you put money down. T...
by baltrusch
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fork Mounted Electric Headlights
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Fork Mounted Electric Headlights

For Sale: One pair of non-Ford electric headlights mounted on steel Ford style forks. These are about 1" wider than Ford lights and have a nickeled or otherwise bright rim. They are in very good condition with clear glass and nice reflectors and no rust. Forks have been widened to fit these lights. ...
by baltrusch
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cooke City Highway in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Cooke City Highway in Montana

The Cooke City Highway (Highway 212)provides a great Model T route from Billings to Yellowstone and you can proceed to Yellowstone or turn off of that and go toward Cody, WY on the Sunlight Basin Road (Highway 296). The Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody is a great stop. Both roads are very scenic but you ...
by baltrusch
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saturday Evening Post Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Saturday Evening Post Cover

I found this Saturday Evening Post (Fall, 1971) cover while staying at the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ, along Route 66. It might have been posted but before my time. It exhibits an interesting twist to our hobby.
by baltrusch
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo model?
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

Re: Rajo model?

This is a RAJO I got some time ago and will use on a speedster. I think it is an early Model 30 but really do not know. It has just one intake port but no bump-out on the left side for the intake. The exhaust manifold connects to a normal Model T exhaust pipe. Any ideas of the model or intended use ...
by baltrusch
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great service from Snyder's
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Great service from Snyder's

Several years ago I ordered a set of brass headlight forks for the brass lamps on my speedster. I finally got around to installing them last week and I found I had two right hand brackets. While I order most of my parts from Snyder's I could not find the invoice so they could have come from one of t...
by baltrusch
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cold Start Advice Needed
Replies: 38
Views: 3274

Re: Cold Start Advice Needed

I got my starterless T in 1963 and over the past 50+ years I have had numerous occasions to hand crank it in cold weather. Today's oils make that much easier. Generally, all I did was make sure I had a good battery, put in warm water from the house and jack up one rear wheel, and it always started. ...