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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: 9829

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: 1599

Re: Slot head screws source

I do not remember where I got these from, probably a thread on here.
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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: 434

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: 2236

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: 417
Views: 55894

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: 6844

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: 2847

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: 2847

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: 6844

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: 2230

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: 18711

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: 18711

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: 25115

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

Before
Before
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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: 1538

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: 2288

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: 1721

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: 2428

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: 18711

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: 2792

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: 2288

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: 8556

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: 5076

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: 2288

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: 18711

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: 1889

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: 913

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: 1889

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: 901

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: 2472

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: 2439

Re: Ford Plant Glass Plate Negatives, Sleuthing Opportinity

more...
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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: 2439

Re: Ford Plant Glass Plate Negatives, Sleuthing Opportinity

Reversed image colors...
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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: 4394

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: 2957

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: 1936

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: 4828

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: 2723

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: 3562

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: 6049

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: 1843

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: 4828

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: 3835

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: 4202

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: 4202

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: 4202

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: 7014

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: 1790

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: 10991

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: 5286

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: 2891

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: 1437

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: 10991

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...
before.jpg
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: 1162

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: 2818

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: 2818

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: 585

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: 7257

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: 8353

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: 1355

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: 2604

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: 11065

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: 11065

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: 3670

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: 972

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: 3692

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.
by varmint
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MOUNTING STARTER BUTTON
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: MOUNTING STARTER BUTTON

This is a photo I collected about a year or two ago from a T truck.
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by varmint
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

There are at least two different types of brackets for the seat back that sits on the rails for the '26-'27 coupe. One of these is adjustable and probably accommodates the wood shelf below the back window, while the other most likely matches a metal shelf. seat back sub-frame bracket 01.jpg Left and...
by varmint
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: Limit use of Sticky Topic Icon

Beautiful, job well done.
by varmint
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...
Replies: 61
Views: 7472

Re: It's time to STOP RESTORING, and START PRESERVING the remaining good original cars that are left...

Our model T did not deserve to be left to the elements for decades, nor does it deserve to get fixed (cannot use the word "restored"). I already got the photos this morning from the following item then opened this thread just now and don't have the money to make it a reality. Here it is... https://w...
by varmint
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 22898

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

They are all wonderful pics.
by varmint
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

We made our own lower seat bracket from a thick electric panel and embossed the front with a bead roller. Note that this one is one piece, not the three piece, spot welded together. seat bracket 01.jpg A hex bolt was cut up to make the two rounded pegs for the front of the cushion to sit upon (which...
by varmint
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

1926 Coupe lower left A pillar where it meets the sub-frame...
before
before
after outer skin
after outer skin
inside, with bracket (shown days before) installed
inside, with bracket (shown days before) installed
The bottom flange will wrap around sub-frame rail.
Rotten side panel to get replaced after cab is united to rails.
by varmint
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

The last brackets we made were difficult to flatten on a 6" train rail. So, I went to the scrap yard today and bought 94 lbs of scrap for a home made anvil. All we have to do is save $32 to break even,
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by varmint
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway
Replies: 45
Views: 6571

Re: My great grandfathers 1926 Model T touring, Norway

Award
Award
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by varmint
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: slip cover for Coupe bench seat???
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: slip cover for Coupe bench seat???

We bought material and made our own for the 1953 C**** sedan, cleaned/repaired the springs, covered with burlap, cotton, and foam. Replaced the sewing machine along the way. Before that we covered the protruding springs with a blanket. Our 26-7 coupe will get upholstered one day. But until then we w...
by varmint
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

Made A-pillar to sub-frame brackets, left and right side. Hardly anything left of the original.
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by varmint
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

More rear center bracket below deck lid this evening.
a.jpg
b.jpg
by varmint
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 8020

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

No, was not. Got a computer in 1982 and it took 34 years to find this place. I have seen a lot of forums & websites come and go in that time. So, this is a testament to the usefulness of the MTFCA and its members. Finally a thanks to the members here that make this place more valuable than sitting i...
by varmint
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Monday pic
Replies: 10
Views: 2046

Re: Monday pic

Looks like one of Rich's paintings.
by varmint
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Input
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Need Input

Lang's Item Number: 2580
by varmint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Explain Your Avatar
Replies: 41
Views: 6248

Re: Explain Your Avatar

My old profile pic shrunk down to 90 x 90 was useless. So i had to come up with something else. old profile at 90x90.jpg Forum members used to post their " thumbs up like" photos occasionally on projects they enjoyed and I wanted to create my own like. The black balloon was used to symbolize the mos...
by varmint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding advice: Is it worth trying to fix?
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: Welding advice: Is it worth trying to fix?

Steve, it may be worthwhile in other ways than money. Weld or braze, not sure which (I've never personally brazed before). I am curious how far the non-visible crack goes and might even break it the rest of the way before repairing.
by varmint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Why a User Name?
Replies: 21
Views: 4081

Re: Why a User Name?

What makes you think that Varmint isn't my real name?
varmint.jpg
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by varmint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 brake shoe
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: 1926 brake shoe

Scott, Last year I noticed the same thing with the rivets on my '26 shoes and actually removed some material to allow the heads to sit below surface but that was a year ago and I don't remember how I did it. I also replaced the seals with the new type and installed new sleeves with the tool. Again, ...
by varmint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 119
Views: 16844

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

Nice photos! Shouldn't these go in the "OLD Photo" section? :)
by varmint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My first exposure to a Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Re: My first exposure to a Model T

Not the first time I saw a Model T but calling it my first exposure. Having lived in Virginia, in 1973 which was I believe my second trip to Luray Caverns, this time I got to see the Car & Carriage Caravan Museum. I don't know if it was called that back then but those were the oldest group of cars I...
by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 6035

Re: A Big Photo

2350 x 1387 pixels, 242kb test
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After posting, the file changed to:
1200 x 708, pixels 162kb
by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 22898

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

Here's Tracy, MN on South Street looking north up 3rd Street from the crow's view. Street view not available.
Tracy MN modern.jpg
by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer
Replies: 54
Views: 7069

Re: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer

At first I was going to say "body parts".
But my wife and I are having too much fun making our own from photos and repairing the junk we have.
What is more valuable are the dimensions of parts so that the man on his own can make do on a budget.
by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Test For Picture Size
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: Test For Picture Size

Here is a photo of the smallest T, 8x8 pixels.
Smallest T
Smallest T
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by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine assembly complete!
Replies: 10
Views: 2062

Re: Engine assembly complete!

Congrats!
Actually, I'm amazed with the engine stand and the hoist loops.
by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Test For Picture Size
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: Test For Picture Size

small photo test
Model A
Model A
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by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To Your T In January?
Replies: 80
Views: 11065

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

Welding up some holes in the cowl and above the windshield.
'26 Coupe cowl
'26 Coupe cowl
above windshield, patch piece is just floating tightly in place.
above windshield, patch piece is just floating tightly in place.
getting closer
getting closer
by varmint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO THREAD
Replies: 305
Views: 22898

Re: OLD PHOTO THREAD

I think the problem with posting a years worth of photos here is two fold.
1) the size of a single thread would be unusable to many
2) people will stop having conversations about a single photo (maybe that is the intent of this thread request)
by varmint
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Add an Avatar Photo
Replies: 112
Views: 13538

Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Test of old profile pic at 90 x 90.
by varmint
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 6035

Re: A Big Photo

OK, and now for the drag and drop test.
Image
by varmint
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 6035

Re: A Big Photo

Test of attached file.
Hmmm, will it display as a photo or will it only show an icon?