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by TBill
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frame Mounted Battery Carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Frame Mounted Battery Carrier

I bought a battery box from Lang’s and it fits my 26 Fordor battery carrier perfectly.
by TBill
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 197
Views: 28923

Re: Model T Special build.

Who is the “gentleman” who made your tank?

He could be in big demand these days!
by TBill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T smoker
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Model T smoker

Pretty hot too
by TBill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Station Equipment Test stand ?
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Service Station Equipment Test stand ?

I made my own. Looks similar.
by TBill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaky Hose Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Leaky Hose Connections

Does anyone have a solution to leaky radiator hose connections? I’ve tightened the clamps but still leaks.

Seems like a non setting sealant might be in order?
by TBill
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Switch Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1506

Re: Starter Switch Problem

I had the same experience as Brian.
by TBill
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Horn Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Battery Horn Repair

I believe Lang’s has horn parts.
by TBill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Switch Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1506

Re: Starter Switch Problem

Mine was the cheap version. Instead of a bar to connect the two electrodes there were brass discs. I was running my engine for the second time since rebuild and had been having to crank excessively, probably due to weak coils. New (rebuilt) coils haven’t arrived yet. I dug out the original starter s...
by TBill
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Switch Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1506

Starter Switch Problem

Has anyone experienced problems with the new foot operated starter switches currently available from suppliers?

Mine shorted out and would not disconnect.
by TBill
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Happy (almost) New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

I’m hoping to complete my 1926 Fordor restoration in time for 2021 Cruisin the Coast in Biloxi this October.

Also trying to restart the Louisiana Lizzies chapter of MTFCA.
by TBill
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?

Thanks all.

I will begin my tasks next week.

BTW, I’m already a member of Mississippi Magnolia Model Ts.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
by TBill
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1897

Re: Gas Tanks

Maybe Rootleib will pick up the torch ...
by TBill
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?

I am interested in starting a new, or reviving an old, chapter in Louisiana.

I’m having trouble finding out who to contact and how to proceed.

Any suggestions?
by TBill
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Hot Air Pipe

I bought a new hot air pipe from Lang’s for my 26 Fordor and can’t seem to make it fit. Looks like I will need to modify it to make it work. Fits “OK” with the exhaust/intake manifold clamp on #4 removed but can’t get it to fit otherwise. The hot air pipe on my 26 TT is a somewhat different design. ...
by TBill
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Bumpers???
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: 1926-27 Bumpers???

Lang’s warned me about the difficulty of fitting the rear bumper brackets to a Fordor. I’m thinking now I may buy just the bumper and make my own brackets.

I’ll probably go ahead and buy the entire front bumper kit from Lang’s.

THANKS all!!!
by TBill
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Bumpers???
Replies: 7
Views: 643

1926-27 Bumpers???

Does anyone have experience installing front and rear bumpers on a 26=27 Fordor or Tudor using those as advertised by Lang’s or others?
by TBill
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Pans
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Engine Pans

I understand how the inboard (engine side) mounts to the crankcase bolts, but what about the outboard (frame) sides?

Do they rest on top of the lower frame flange or hang below?

The Model T Service manual is not clear on this point.
by TBill
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Coils

Thanks all!!!

I thought of using wax or paraffin. Now confirmed.

I guess plastic coils are out.
by TBill
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Coils

I am restoring a 26 Fordor with the coil box mounted on the engine. I have rebuilt the coil box and find sliding wooden coils in and out to be difficult. Would plastic coils be easier? Any advice on making wood coils slide in and out easier? I know the topic of wood vs. plastic has been bantered at ...
by TBill
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wireless Signal Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Wireless Signal Lights

I am restoring a 26 Fordor and want it to be as close to original as possible, but I also plan to show it and drive it. Toward those ends I am looking for a set of signal lights that I can magnetically attach to the tops of my rear fenders when driving and stow under my rear seat when showing. Does ...
by TBill
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Ruckstell Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: TT Ruckstell Question

Thanks all. Great information.

I may try to post a photo, but not sure how. Attempts in the past were unsuccessful. Retired with no IT staff to assist I have to rely on grandchildren.
by TBill
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Ruckstell Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

TT Ruckstell Question

I just acquired a TT, or some of one, with a Ruckstell rear end. It is a typical TT worm drive otherwise.

Does anyone have any info on this?

THANKS
by TBill
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3301

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

It is possible to install the cam shaft 180 out of time when the timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft line up correctly. Put the gear on the camshaft with the timing marks aligned then rotate the engine by hand and watch when the exhaust valve opens on number one cylinder. It should start to ...
by TBill
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3301

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Hi Marshall. We haven’t communicated in awhile, but I am slowly restoring the 1926 Fordor I bought from you. The engine will be like new with oversized aluminum pistons, new mains, new rods, new camshaft, new timing gears, etc. I used an aluminum cam gear. I was afraid of fiber, especially when runn...
by TBill
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 29
Views: 3364

Re: Turn signals

I’ve been thinking magnetic attached and wireless.

So far I’ve only found bicycle size, but still looking.

May need to invent something.

Really don’t want to put something permanent and out of place on my restored Fordor.
by TBill
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Horns???

Keith has a brand new in the box 6v horn. We closed the deal. Very reasonable man. THANKS

This Forum is a really terrific resource. I have acquired some hard to find parts and received some great advice.

Thanks ALL, and let’s keep this wonderful hobby alive.

Bill
by TBill
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Horns???

Thanks Keith.

Please let me know if you find it.
by TBill
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Horns???

I have a horn for a 1926 Fordor on backorder from Lang’s. According to Mac’s online catalog (used for reference only) these are not currently in production.

Does anyone have further info on this?
by TBill
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Requiem for Richard
Replies: 0
Views: 814

Requiem for Richard

All, our hobby just lost a good friend and very talented Models T and A machinist and mechanic. Also a very good person. Devoted to his wife and his God.

Richard Leblanc, May he Rest In Peace.
by TBill
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Pedal Shaft Seals

THANKS ALL!!!

And be sure to put a tarp under that horse.
by TBill
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Pedal Shaft Seals

What’s the consensus on O ring seals on pedal shafts in the hog’s head?

Do it or don’t?

If so, how best?
by TBill
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 4616

Re: Crankshaft Seals

THANKS ALL!!!
by TBill
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 4616

Crankshaft Seals

What is the preference for crankshaft front seals?

Lang’s lists three options: original felt, rope, and neoprene.
by TBill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 4088

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Looks like wood is the way to go.

Thanks all!!!
by TBill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 4088

Plastic vs. Wood Coils

I have seen some discussion on this topic but no real conclusions.

Plastic seems to have some advantage over wood in that is won’t swell and should slide in and out of coil boxes easier.

Internals should be identical to wood ...

Please advise and comment.

THANKS
by TBill
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Fordite Steering Wheel

THANKS!!!
by TBill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Fordite Steering Wheel

Looking for advice on the cleaning and preservation of original Fordite steering wheels.
by TBill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Bumpers???

Next question: Split rear bumper or one piece? I’ve seen photos on line of each. Original Ford colorized promotions show a one piece which I prefer, but will the spare spare tire still fit with the reproduction fenders and brackets available?
by TBill
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumpers???
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Bumpers???

What’s the opinion/experience with bumpers?

I’m restoring at 26 Fordor and considering adding front and rear Lang bumpers.

Advice?

THANKS
by TBill
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 7553

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

According to matching serial numbers on the engine and frame my Fordor was built during the first half of February 1926, and according to the number on the body floor frame it came from Highland Park. The seats are gray with red pin stripes. I will paint the body “maroon” with black fenders. Thanks ...
by TBill
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 7553

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Bare metal under the red on my Fordor.

Maybe that’s what maroon looks like after 93 years?

Seats are gray with red pin stripes.

THANKS ALL!!!
by TBill
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 7553

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

Matt, I have not yet mastered the process of posting photos but I will try again. May have to wait awhile as I am headed out of town.

Marshall, if you are keeping up with this, can you provide some history on this particular Fordor.

My goal on this project is restoration to original.

THANKS ALL
by TBill
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 7553

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I don’t mean to keep running over the same dead cat but when I Google “1926 Fordor Photos” I find at least two examples of the same bright red seen here and in traces on my 1926 Fordor. My upholstery is gray with red stripes. All the literature says it should be maroon but I can find no trace of tha...
by TBill
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 7553

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

My 1926 Fordor exhibits that same red color under a black over coat. Also seen under the cowl vent door. Could this be an original color?
by TBill
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Highland park
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Highland park

My 26 Fordor has HP 9460 stamped lightly on the lower left wood frame .
by TBill
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 61
Views: 7553

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

I am restoring a 1926 Fordor and I am finding traces of that same red color. Could that be the original color? I thought the 26 Fordors were either maroon or black.
by TBill
Mon May 20, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Signal Lights???
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Signal Lights???

When it comes to my Fordor restoration I am a purist. Not so much on my TT and not at all on my Speedster, but I want the Fordor to be as much like the way Henry made it as possible. I plan on driving it on city streets and country roads so I’m looking for a quick connect, easy to install and remove...
by TBill
Thu May 09, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub diameter question re wood spokes
Replies: 10
Views: 2156

Re: Hub diameter question re wood spokes

I used a cylinder hone wrapped in sandpaper to slightly enlarge the hub bore in the spokes.
by TBill
Wed May 08, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.

This is a 1926 Fordor. It was all original but had no wheels. I acquired used wheels without rims and tires to get it home. Three of the four needed to be re-spoked. I bought the spokes from Lang’s, viewed a video and pressed them in. Probably too tight. All three wobbled but the left front was wors...
by TBill
Sat May 04, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.

Thanks.

Loctite is a good idea!
by TBill
Fri May 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Wood Spoked Wheel Wobble.

How much wheel wobble, or any, is normal or acceptable?

I re-spoked three wheels and all four have about 1/4” of wobble.

On another T I recently acquired I notice about the same. I haven’t checked my TT yet.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
by TBill
Fri May 03, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Thanks to all who responded, especially Les who dug one out of the snow and Bob who scoured and found one. With minor mig welding and straitening the part is in place and the body is ready to prime.

GREAT FORUM!!!
by TBill
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Les,

Sounds like very good news!!!

Please give me a call at (225) 454-8384.

THANKS

Bill
by TBill
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Les, please let me know when the snow melts and if you find the Body Part I need.

THANKS

Bill
by TBill
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 5210

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

After ruining a chain saw, a weed wicker, and almost an out board I don’t put ethanol in anything I don’t run almost every day. My TT, Fordor, future Speedster, 42 Ford GPW, and 46 Willys CJ2A will only see 100% gasoline. Don’t know why it cost more cause it’s cheaper to make.
by TBill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Steve, I would be open to that proposal from Mike.
by TBill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit

Joel, I am planning a brass era speedster project in the future. I found a plastic model kit on line manufactured by ICM. Their kit number 24015.

I will use the model to plan my full size version.

Good luck,

Bill
by TBill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Henry, the rust out extends about 3 or 4 inches up from the bottom effecting the most compound curves on the entire car.

If I could figure out how to post photos I would attach pictures.

THANKS
by TBill
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Les thanks for the effort. You are the second one to have the right side part but not the left. I must be out of favor with Henry’s spirit. David thanks for your recommendation. The 1926/27 Fords were called “improved.” The part I need was apparently one of the improvements and didn’t exist on the e...
by TBill
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Rex, yes that’s the part. Mine is rusted out like yours but worse.

Hank, I’ll let you know.

THANKS!!!
by TBill
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

Re: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

Scott, thanks for the suggestion. I have considered that. The lower end of the part is badly rusted and has several compound curves. Les, I will call you. THANKS Marshall, I have been very pleased with the Fordor I bought from you. Work is progressing well. I have rebuilt the rear end, drive shaft, ...
by TBill
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 4717

1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!

This is my third and final try by Forum. My project is on hold for the need of a drivers side sheet metal pillar between left front door and cowl. So far I have heard from: Mark Friemiller at Model T Haven - he has the right side but not the left. Still looking; Robert Bergstadt at Bob’s Auto Parts ...
by TBill
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part
Replies: 0
Views: 633

1926/27 Fordor Body Part

I need a drivers side “pillar.” This is the sheet metal cover for the wood post between the left front door and cowl.
by TBill
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery
Replies: 24
Views: 4155

Re: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery

Hi Marshall, Saw your name and had to post this OT reply. Work is progressing well on the 1926 Fordor I bought from you a couple of years ago. Should be “like new” when complete and I plan to show it and drive it. I hit a small snag maybe you can help me with ... The driver’s side sheet metal “pilla...
by TBill
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body Part Still Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: 1926 Fordor Body Part Still Needed

Thanks Mark, but wrong part.
by TBill
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Fordor Body Part Still Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

1926 Fordor Body Part Still Needed

I posted a request for a 1926 Fordor “pillar” last November and received three promising replies: a recommendation to contact Mark Freimiller at Model T Haven. He had the passenger side but not the driver side; Robert Bergstadt at Bob’s Auto Parts. He said he would look; and Mike Peterson who said h...