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by varmint
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windsor Maroon
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Windsor Maroon

To say that Royal Maroon and Windsor Maroon are a match would be an assumption. I have not determined that they do match.
However, if you look at our encyclopedia http://mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm#paint1
it suggests...well I'll let you see.
by varmint
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windsor Maroon
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Windsor Maroon

Maybe this will help:
https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcoded ... 27&rows=50
but they call it "Royal Maroon".
by varmint
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

It is interesting to read about members talking about making copies of the forum onto burnable disc even back in the 2005-2008 era. Here is a list of the past forum links: Forum 2017 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/708324.html Forum 2016 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/599638...
by varmint
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

In 1981 (yes, 40 years ago) I entered a program on a TRS-80 Radio Shack computer. In 1982 I got a Sinclair computer and had to start from scratch as not only could I not transfer the program over but it had to be coded differently. In 1985 I had to type in the code again and re-program for the same ...
by varmint
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 38
Views: 2442

Re: What have you done with your T in January?

Started on wood around coupe windows since it screws into the B pillar. Need to do that before I can install the B pillar cover. I might try wood filler on the original left side because the holes are stripped, instead of making another from scratch. Slotted wood screws are on order. So have plenty ...
by varmint
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top wood found...original, correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Top wood found...original, correct?

Anyone know a source for this guy?
top wood and bolt 5.jpg
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roof wood nut.jpg
Thanks
by varmint
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top wood found...original, correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Top wood found...original, correct?

It looks like I do have a 1 foot fragment of original top wood with the tacks and a scrap of headliner cloth. I see that no hardware is included in the kit but it has these split slot nuts on top of a carriage bolt. I suppose a flat washer and regular hex nut would work and remain unseen. top wood 3...
by varmint
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?

Hi, You may be going about this the wrong way. Corrosion is best tested under load. So, you really need to do a voltage drop test while the proper current is passing though a device. For instance, measuring electricity between a battery post and the clamp will change once the starter is moving or ev...
by varmint
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All I have left
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: All I have left

Wonderful. I feel like printing them all out and making wallpaper out of it. When my wife and I drove Historic US Route 66 in our old pickup truck we met a lot of people. Half of the fun was the F1 and the other half, the personalities. That is what I see in the photos, people and machines mixed tog...
by varmint
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Carburetor threads

My NH carb was so rusty that I had to replace parts.
1/4" UNC is 20 threads per inch and UNF is 28. So, 32 is surprising as it is non-standard but Henry was also OK with using #14 which is close to 1/4".
I can check mine the next time I am at the garage if no one else answers.
by varmint
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe dash screws
Replies: 3
Views: 193

1926 Coupe dash screws

Looked in the forum and in some books but nothing to say what screws go where in the dash. The vendors sell different interior screw sets but I'm not seeing (6) matching screws of the outside dash edge. dash sketch lettered.jpg I am guessing that all screws are slot drive but what I don't know is......
by varmint
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 19
Views: 1510

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

I see that two links were skipped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy60jM3Ca2Q
starting at about 5:00 into the video

and Part 6 link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr0-1nk672Y
by varmint
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do these go?
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Where do these go?

I have yet to purchase some. Should they be oval or flat head?
by varmint
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: On the job and not

Photo #15, the couple and T next to the tree. Looks like some naughty couple carved their initials in the tree.
by varmint
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

That stuff reminds me of the dangers of mixing ammonia and bleach.
by varmint
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 773

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

*Alternately, we could have set prices but then vendors and manufactures would stop selling and producing parts because it's not worth the investment. *For parts not being produced, the few remaining in inventory may get taken off the shelves until another bright day comes. So, it ends up not being ...
by varmint
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

Steve,
Found these pics to help refresh my memory.
I literally cut the aluminum template from scrap and ground the edge smooth.
Traced around it and cut with plain utility blade and cheap but sharp snips.
template measurements
template measurements
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scrap template
scrap template
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photo shows how
photo shows how
by varmint
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

I've only tried this once but I used two paper insulators, one on each side, inside the wraparound tape, not external.
First I cut an aluminum template and then made insulators in mass from a gasket roll. Eventually, they were covered in red varnish.
coils
coils
by varmint
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top wood found...original, correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Top wood found...original, correct?

T Coupe is from October 1926 and this is the rear piece of wood on top which I was going to duplicate and replace but then I got to thinking that it does not look like anything else I have seen online. The first photo is the wood on the top layer, removed. The second is the remnants of a wide piece....
by varmint
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:41 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: 697

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

Lord willing, too much to post here. Hopefully, get the body on the frame for the first time we have ever seen. Hopefully, hear the engine run for the first time. Hopefully, make all the interior fabric stuff. Hopefully, replace all the wood fragments with whole pieces.
by varmint
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer Collection Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 1759

Re: Timer Collection Photos

Disclaimer: The timer is the one part of the engine that I have not yet researched and I do not even know if mine is complete. Plus the linkage is missing from the steering column. The no-kick timer looks like a zinc casting, spring steel, brass bushing, copper contact and nut configuration. Seems l...
by varmint
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Old Photos
Topic: Can anyone tell me the town in PA this Ford dealer is located?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Can anyone tell me the town in PA this Ford dealer is located?

The clock tower may be the best hope. But that is a lot of street view browsing if it still exists.
The "327" may be a street address or perhaps a phone number.
1930-1 would be the Ford Model A era.
by varmint
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1583

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

Love the white tires and the glossy cowl paint job.
Some unknown car to me the the background appears to have natural wood spokes.
by varmint
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1230

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

The battery cut off switch in my truck is fully enclosed, even the cable connections and is attached to the positive side, away from the battery. It is rated at 1000 peak amps, 300 amps continuous. These can be picked up at most auto parts stores.
by varmint
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

I've heard "lifters" also called "rollers" but that would not apply to a Model T unless someone 𝚞̶𝚙̶𝚐̶𝚛̶𝚊̶𝚍̶𝚎̶𝚍̶ modernized it.
by varmint
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

I just checked mine and could not find any marking "Rubber, Polyester, nor Nylon". South east Asia was the only place where rubber trees grew until they were imported in South America. So, buying them "Made in Vietnam" would make sense. Instead of speculating, I say call Lucas in California at 800-9...
by varmint
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Tires for Model T--4.50 x21 Lucas olympic

DickC, About four years ago I purchased some "440/450-21 LUCAS Olympic Tread Blackwall" tires, including a spare. They came straight from Lucas Classic Tires, wrapped in plastic and labeled, "Made in Vietnam". None of they hold any air because that is the job of the inner tube :D . I also purchased ...
by varmint
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in December
Replies: 41
Views: 3299

Re: What have you done with your T in December

2020 has been interesting, haven't had much time for the Model T. On the pickup had an engine wear out at 250k miles so rebuilt an engine and its transmission had a failed torque converter. So, got one from the junkyard, rebuilt it and installed at the same time as the engine. Wife's car had a flat ...
by varmint
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishing You a Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Wishing You a Merry Christmas

“What if Christmas," he thought, "doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more.” - Dr. Seuss

Merry Christmas, and be sure to social distance with a 39-1/2 foot pole.
Vern
by varmint
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JB Weld or Bondo
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: JB Weld or Bondo

Neither. I use the rusted panel as a template and cut a new piece out of sheet stainless steel, welding .030 stainless flux weld wire to the treated skeleton.
Vern
by varmint
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drill Bit Quality
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Drill Bit Quality

Three things about drill bits.
1) in general steel cutting drill bits will have more turns per inch than wood.
2) I bought a grind wheel with the only purpose to keep drill bits sharp.
3) Change the tip of the bit, the harder the material, the bigger the angle (flatter tip).
Vern
by varmint
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 56
Views: 2889

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

My wife's bucket list includes restoring a Ford Model T and we bought one for $1000 four years ago. It was a complete disaster as seen here: http://www.vieuxcarre.org/t/ Even if this thing is expensive to repair and we have to fabricate our own parts in a herculean way, we are not doing this to get ...
by varmint
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917-25 Ford with colors?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: 1917-25 Ford with colors?

I was hoping that someone would update my graphic with a more correct time line and post it here. I read somewhere three years ago that Ford introduced colors in 1923 due to competition.
by varmint
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917-25 Ford with colors?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: 1917-25 Ford with colors?

This is a chart that I came up with in March of 2017. I was trying to understand the Model T thing and the misconception that they were "only black".
Before posting this right now, I realize that no one is going to agree that it is accurate.
Not necessarily accurate time line.
Not necessarily accurate time line.
by varmint
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Battery bracket

Hi,
My late 1926 coupe's battery bracket is riveted together but is bolted to the frame.
Vern
by varmint
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 11442

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Congrats Cory!
Now post a pic of your find.
by varmint
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slot head screws source
Replies: 11
Views: 2074

Re: Slot head screws source

I do not remember where I got these from, probably a thread on here.
fasteners 758641.jpg
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by varmint
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilbur Menge
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Wilbur Menge

Wilbur Menge
RIP
For those who knew him:
https://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/ ... fhid=14935
by varmint
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ran when parked
Replies: 16
Views: 2900

Re: Ran when parked

$12k for the car, 3k for the original paint, 5k for the original air, 5k for the original dust. Seems to add up to me. Enclosed trailer only.
by varmint
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 442
Views: 67988

Re: Foto of the Day

The Anchorage, Alaska photo is on a East-West street facing the mountains to the East in the early afternoon. Cannot locate the buildings downtown, guessing 4th Street.
by varmint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 8166

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

Upper hinge will do.
1926 Right upper coupe hinge
1926 Right upper coupe hinge
Looks like I will have to modify the pin to make it look right as we cannot buy one.
by varmint
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 25
Views: 3667

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

If you don't have fresh air coming in then it will create a partial vacuum, kinda like a diesel submarine momentarily running under water. Winter time we have a kerosene heater running and have to operate it with the door open. The heat and exhaust escape through big vents in the roof, not efficient...
by varmint
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 25
Views: 3667

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

Depends on which muffler you have installed. If it includes a tail pipe then you can just measure it but if the muffler has a oblong hole then the device will have to wrap around the entire muffler. Don't forget about leaks at the muffler bearing (the other end). Don't expect many to reply to what h...
by varmint
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 8166

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

First post in eight months.
Making a top hinge from scrap steel.
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by varmint
Tue May 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but Model T related
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

Re: OT but Model T related

I knew a guy in his 50's who in 1983 had an auto accident and had to wear an external stimulator on his upper back. He went back to work. Recovering from the accident was the bigger concern.
by varmint
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 21055

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

Jed (seven visible clamps)
Jed (seven visible clamps)
Wife calls her Model T Olivia Hardy but I'm calling the rear end Jed because I had to "clamp it".
by varmint
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 21055

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

rear bracket rivets
rear bracket rivets
Made some rivets and started assembling the rear panel bracket (coupe).
by varmint
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 29142

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

Before
Before
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After
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During
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Welded up a bracket from scrap to mount a spare tire. (3) 1/2"-20 screws 1-1/4" long, 85¢ each, set of lug nuts $9.00.
by varmint
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My dads home town
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: My dads home town

Seibert State Bank.jpg Seibert State Bank on Colorado Ave, between 1st and 2nd street, on the west side of Colorado. Old photo was taken at noon in the winter. Think I found it. Building to the left added. Three window outlines visible on the once 2nd floor, main building. Two side windows still th...
by varmint
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New Forum black listed
Replies: 5
Views: 2638

Re: New Forum black listed

Still black listed by WatchGuard.
by varmint
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Centering Steering 1926 Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Re: Centering Steering 1926 Touring

I think I have an extra 26 coupe Pittman arm.
by varmint
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 3020

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Reminds me a of a repair we had to do about six years ago on our '53 Chevy. Remember, this is a pressurized system. There was a automatic transmission cooler separate from the radiator with a rusted outlet pipe. After fabricating a new outlet pipe, I took it to a welder to reattach it to the body of...
by varmint
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 21055

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

0420191033-00b.jpg The Bendix cover screws were shot like everything else when we got the car and I tried to replace them with stainless but the screws were too tight. So, I tapped/re-threaded the holes to 1/4" not knowing that they were #14. That was the first mistake. Then the screws went in just...
by varmint
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers
Replies: 20
Views: 3469

Re: Thoughts: 1926 Ford Optional Bumpers

If we lived in the country then "no" but we live in New Orleans. Enough said.
by varmint
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New Forum black listed
Replies: 5
Views: 2638

Re: New Forum black listed

It's not the network but the black list databases. The admin will understand.
https://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx
or
https://www.dnsbl.info/dnsbl-database-check.php
by varmint
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 9912

Re: LED Bulbs.

A word to those replacing turn and brake lights with LEDs... Assuming a red filter is on your brake light, you will want to replace the incandescent bulb with a red LED, not a white LED. All of the red light emitted from a red LED will pass through. Only the red part of the white light spectrum will...
by varmint
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Restamping engine numbers
Replies: 29
Views: 6257

Re: Restamping engine numbers

Tom, I recommend a notarized Bill of Sale with the engine in Virginny. Then take it to the DMV, tell them what you need to do, and ask them what they need to do. 1) Ask them if your frame needs to be stamped first with the old number and if the title can be left alone after the engine swap. 2) See i...
by varmint
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New Forum black listed
Replies: 5
Views: 2638

New Forum black listed

It's time for me to renew but I'm going to hold off until the forum is no longer black listed. There are 2 out of three networks for me which block the forum because black list databases say it's not safe.
by varmint
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 21055

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

Welded (dropped metal balls) six small pieces to the right A-pillar which is the final body piece that rests on the sub-frame. It's only been several years to get to this point, working off photos without dimensions. Finally, was able to test fit the front and back body halves of the coupe together ...
by varmint
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

I just went to examine the old sub-frame and found witness marks of 8-1/4" on-center holes, indicating a short sill plate on each side. (coupe 10-26-1926 date)
by varmint
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: 26-7 T coupe LOONG sill plates

I'm not interested because I had to make a sub-frame from scratch any it probably wont fit. So I have to use the short ones.
You will probably have to consider the license fee for the "Ford" logo.
Define 50: 50 each or 50 matching sets.
by varmint
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 or 1927 sill plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: 1926 or 1927 sill plates

Since at least some of the Model A sill plates are 8" oval, I would guess the long (20 inch) ones were produced first and discontinued.
by varmint
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

From "Honk" to "Cronk" help needed

I've been debating for a month whether to ask advise after not finding anything on the topic in the forum. So, we have a 6v horn from the 1950 Ford F1 that went 12v and no longer needed the original horn. That horn was disassembled, painted,and has a strong "Honk" on the 6v battery from the T. The h...
by varmint
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: Engine Head decision, what would you do?

I'm surprised no one said it yet?

Don't remove the head just yet,
Don't run the motor.
Pull the plugs and drip some oil in the cylinders.
Turn the motor over by hand.
If that goes OK then try to start it (yes, with the plugs in).
by varmint
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Plant Glass Plate Negatives, Sleuthing Opportinity
Replies: 13
Views: 2949

Re: Ford Plant Glass Plate Negatives, Sleuthing Opportinity

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by varmint
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Plant Glass Plate Negatives, Sleuthing Opportinity
Replies: 13
Views: 2949

Re: Ford Plant Glass Plate Negatives, Sleuthing Opportinity

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by varmint
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 5228

Re: Virginia State Inspection

It sounds like there is a confusion between daily driver and historic tag. An auto with a antique plate, I was told over 30 years ago, cannot even be painted a different color. But if you run an antique plate, then you are not allowed to use it as a daily driver, so, i assume that you must have a re...
by varmint
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Part Puzzle No. 3
Replies: 19
Views: 3634

Re: Ford Part Puzzle No. 3

I would guess the remains of a valve.
by varmint
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a Foot Throttle from Scratch
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: Building a Foot Throttle from Scratch

Kewl idea and looks authentic.
This is not rough on the spring return and no additional one needed?
by varmint
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 5705

Re: Garage Space

@ James Fisher
What year is your Model T addition?
We want to see pics please!
(Hope there is no one with barn humour inhibition.)
by varmint
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - No longer surprising!
Replies: 13
Views: 3294

Re: OT - No longer surprising!

Don't explain something so that it can be understood.
Explain in a way so that it cannot be misunderstood.
by varmint
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: back yard brake up grade
Replies: 21
Views: 4282

Re: back yard brake up grade

Our 1950 F1 has rear Ranger drum brakes (because it has the complete rear end). Some future buyers (you won't have it forever) won't care if it has C---- or some other foreign parts to make it work. But there are many potential buyers that want a Ford all Ford and for that reason I suggest trying Pi...
by varmint
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 44
Views: 6987

Re: Exhaust Nut Wrench

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Same one made from slab of steel and posted in "February" but now painted.
by varmint
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Inspiration
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: OT Inspiration

Nice picture. My wife and I still play in junk yards. I didn't know we were supposed to stop.
by varmint
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 5705

Re: Garage Space

Jim_PTC_GA wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:23 am
She wants us to build a new garage around back for the Ts but what she doesn't know is that I've got anouther barn rescue waiting to come here.
James,
If you are going to rescue a barn, then there will be plenty of garage space. Hope your lot will support it.
by varmint
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to do ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4786

Re: What to do ?

Congrats!
I would view a lot of photos of TTs and collect the pics in a folder on your computer for planning and ideas.
by varmint
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5139

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

Steve & others, So, that means that perhaps ya'll may have some exhaust manifolds that did not survive straightening or some that are too far gone to even try to straighten up. Some of you have already figured out where I am going with this. I may be interested in a cut off section of just the good ...
by varmint
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5139

Re: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

I really like reading about these options. Some of the thread is completely gone but the pack nut is in good shape. There was no noticeable manifold warp when I bolted it to the engine. I kinda like Charlie's suggestion of brazing a new thread piece in place but have a question: Is the pipe thread 1...
by varmint
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5139

Repairing the exhaust manifold threads?

How does one go about repairing the exhaust manifold threads? After searching the forum somewhat, here is what I am not talking about: 1) replacing the manifold 2) replacing the pack nut to get a better bite on the remaining threads 3) using exhaust sealant like "Permatex 80335 Muffler and Tailpipe ...
by varmint
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 8529

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I know someone (W.M.) here in Louisiana who drove his grandfather's T in the 1930's as a teen and still has possession of it.
by varmint
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were these standard on tube stems?
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: Were these standard on tube stems?

Valve core removal tool?
I don't know if the cores were meant to be removable back then.
by varmint
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 12631

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Pack nut wrench:
$6.00 thick plate from scrap yard and lots of work from grinder, sized to 2-1/16" opening, 12-1/2" long, 7/16" thick handle, 5/8" thick crescent. Maybe I'll paint it.
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Humble beginnings...
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by varmint
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?
Replies: 51
Views: 6427

Re: O.T. how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?

"how did you get your sweetie to support your T addiction?"
I didn't. She got me to support her T addiction.
Top that.
by varmint
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 3607

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

Supply... Ford Motor Company is not producing any model Ts. So the number is not going up. There are many in existence, some are restored, some not, some most people don't think can get restored. Quite often a Model T gets hacked up and sold for parts. This makes the number go down. Some are convert...
by varmint
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Part identification.
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Re: T Part identification.

Just check both sides of every hole for witness marks, even if they are cleaned up. There cannot be that many of them.
by varmint
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 12631

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

As found...
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Used homemade arbor/mandrel tool...
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Making use of homemade anvil...
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More work needed on stainless...
by varmint
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How does one post a video
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: How does one post a video

In the thread... "What Have You Done To Your T In January?" I posted a reply of an animated GIF, no audio and it's more of a slide show than a video. Just saying. https://www.modeltfordclubofamerica.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1368&mode=view There are 29 frames of 640x480, including the title. T...
by varmint
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 18
Views: 3345

Re: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs

The electronics are possible to convert the wide range of magneto output into a steady DC 6v but if you are going that far then it might be better to convert the output to DC 12v where all kinds of LED options would be available. Essentially a watertight box. What might be even easier is just to get...
by varmint
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs
Replies: 18
Views: 3345

Re: 6 Volt LED headlamp bulbs

I'm a little confused...OK I'm always a lot confused. If the magneto is A/C, do the LEDs have a built in rectifier to use the reverse polarity? If not, you could wire up the four diodes and get twice the brightness. You could also wire up the headlamps for series and parallel with a switch to select...
by varmint
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Tool: making a 7/8" arbor/mandrel for your drill to reuse a grinder disc
Replies: 0
Views: 695

OT Tool: making a 7/8" arbor/mandrel for your drill to reuse a grinder disc

Tool: making a 7/8" arbor/mandrel for your drill to reuse a grinder disc While making parts for the Model T... I use a grinder and a drill (1/2" Jacobs Chuck), each with a cut off wheel to start the process of fabrication. Of course, they both have their own cutting disc sizes with external and inte...
by varmint
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?
Replies: 57
Views: 8498

Re: Have you ever made a stupid mistake?

Last week I was welding a bracket to the home made anvil with the setting on high. I thought for some reason that the welder would auto turn off when it got too hot. It took me two days to :oops: cool off and buy another one from HF, upgraded while I was at it.
by varmint
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 9900

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

My wife named her model T "Olivia Hardy".
by varmint
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T and a T-bone
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: T and a T-bone

Nice pic with short focal range.
I almost missed opening this post because the title did not include "Old Photo".
Fork in right hand, butcher knife in left.
Reminds me of open meat market in Jamaica.
by varmint
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - My Kind of girl...
Replies: 12
Views: 3081

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

Other hogsheads on the table in the background. The transmission bands here seem to be held together. No wires hanging out the headlight, but I haven't assembled mine yet to know if something is up with that. If bolts are getting torqued up, it's the wrong pattern. 1 plug in, three out. The women ar...
by varmint
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 12853

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

There is a bracket that screws into the wood beneath each side window and goes down to the top of the seat back bracket on early 1926-7 coupes. A later revision goes straight down, directly to the sub-frame rail. 0126191045-00b.jpg That's what's left of the rail and two visible rivets above. The rig...
by varmint
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 12853

Re: What Have You Done To Your T In January?

Here is another photo that I borrowed from somewhere for a part that you cannot buy. It is lower bracket support for the seat back that sits on top of the two sub-frame rail brackets (photos in prior post). That was confusing. seat back long bracket 01.jpg I don't know what the actual length is supp...
by varmint
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: photo test
Replies: 21
Views: 4573

Re: photo test

Please, take photos and videos with your cell phone in the horizontal position, not upright.
by varmint
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Can't log in on my computer....
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Can't log in on my computer....

I have four browsers installed: Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer.
My first advice: try another browser.
by varmint
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??
Replies: 25
Views: 4450

Re: OT Old Photo - my mom's mom driving in a what??

Looks like a right hand pinkie to me or maybe an F3 twister.