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by varmint
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Edition to the Family
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: New Edition to the Family

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 356806.pdf

PDF version found here of the frame chart.
by varmint
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have Seatbelts in your T
Replies: 42
Views: 861

Re: Anyone have Seatbelts in your T

We put seat belts in our '53 Chevy, anchored to the body. We put seat belts in our '50 Ford F1 pickup, anchored to the body. We will be putting seat belts in our '26 Coupe, anchored to the body once the seats are ready. I was at a stop light with a motorcycle beside me. We looked at each other and h...
by varmint
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remember You are Not as Young as You Think...,
Replies: 27
Views: 1649

Re: Remember You are Not as Young as You Think...,

Glad you are still with us and also glad you are improving.

I had an injury back in January and have not done much on the T since, still doing physical therapy.
by varmint
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: New guy

Very nice start of a running car.
I see that the horn indicates 12v but I would not assume that everything has been converted over from 6 volts.
The thing to be the most careful with is the starter as it may still be 6v.
by varmint
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1908 Klaxon horn, 6 volt.
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: 1908 Klaxon horn, 6 volt.

You can see 1908, 1909, and 1910 dates.
Klaxon
Klaxon
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by varmint
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1908 Klaxon horn, 6 volt.
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: 1908 Klaxon horn, 6 volt.

"It wasn’t until 1908 that young inventor Miller Reese Hutchison patented the Klaxon Horn." https://www.rmauto.com/blog/the-evolution-of-the-car-horn Of course when it was patented, manufactured, and caught-on in popularity is something else. I would contact the seller and request a closer photo of ...
by varmint
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of the 1916 coupelet I just bought.
Replies: 23
Views: 1163

Re: Photos of the 1916 coupelet I just bought.

Total eye candy. Likes the color scheme. One of the top three most beautiful Model Ts that I have ever seen.
by varmint
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 T Coupe Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: 1926-27 T Coupe Glass

I have no glass at all but am getting closer to the time.
What I will do is make cardboard templates and record measurements, taking them to a place locally.

Glass is still legal in Cali? :shock:
by varmint
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aligning the door on a 1926 coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Aligning the door on a 1926 coupe

You really need to to see if the pillars are plumb and the top is level to see what the real problem is. Otherwise, you may end up with this.
passenger door sag
passenger door sag
The real fix is bending the frame back up or wood blocks between the body and the frame until the next full restoration in years to come.
by varmint
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for 26 Dash Panel Dash
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Source for 26 Dash Panel Dash

Got mine off the Bay a few years ago.
by varmint
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Stromberg OF needle fresh off of assembly jig - New Pix, New Needle
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: First Stromberg OF needle fresh off of assembly jig - New Pix, New Needle

Wow.
I wonder if in many decades in the future the Model T enthusiasts will even know the things that were done to keep stuff running.
by varmint
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 36
Views: 2847

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Where I rent for the past five years there is a 2 post lift for my use that I have never used or needed. I suppose I like doing things the hard way. Either that or I am not old.
by varmint
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diving in head first
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: Diving in head first

My parking pawl did not line up and the teeth were worn. Though I don't remember what I did to fix the alignment, I must have been able to look at it and figure it out. The teeth I sharpened with a hacksaw blade when it was disassembled from the frame. Put it back together and it holds good. I also ...
by varmint
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fatal accident
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Re: Fatal accident

The drivers may not be any better, 100 years later, but at least the roads are safer than they were.
by varmint
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burned Out Headlight Bulb
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Burned Out Headlight Bulb

Get a reading of the voltage with a VOM.
by varmint
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Engine Oil

Dykes Manual was quoted twice above but that written material was published in the 1930's. However, detergent oil was introduced in the 1950's which means that the opinion stated could not possibly have taken into consideration advances in technology. Just pointing out a fact. If an owner uses non-d...
by varmint
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Tires
Replies: 44
Views: 1436

Re: Model T Tires

I am happy about my purchases from these two companies:

https://www.cokertire.com/tires.html

https://www.lucasclassictires.com/
by varmint
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Feeling stupid - hard starting
Replies: 124
Views: 7034

Re: Feeling stupid - hard starting

I had an engine timing classically 180 out. Assembled the cam and crank shafts on the alignment marks but that was not the same as TDC. Another engine, I twisted the crank and almost became a member of the two piece club. The woodruff key was half-sheered and the engine would not run right. Everythi...
by varmint
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 46
Views: 1793

Re: Engine Oil

Zinc is a conductor of electricity but is not magnetic.

If there is something stuck to the magnets, it is engine wear.

No where above did I ever say that you should or should not use zinc.

If you installed a catalytic convertor then do not use zinc.
by varmint
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Metal Polish
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: Metal Polish

We have a 50's car with a lot of chrome. My wife used to polish it every so often and get rid of the rust streaks. Then one day she clear coated the chrome and it has not streaked in years and she does not have to polish any more. Polishing will eventually eat through plated metals too. Some people ...
by varmint
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post 25
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Post 25

Thanks and Bravo!
by varmint
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ECCT GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: ECCT GUI

If your laptop has an external monitor port (probably VGA, maybe HDMI) then you can connect a monitor or perhaps your TV if it has a VGA or HDMI port. But you will need the appropriate data cable.
by varmint
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help for a friend
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Help for a friend

Any radiator shop that does repair work should be able to re-core any brass radiator. The shop here in New Orleans told me that I could have my non-T radiator replaced or re-cored for the same price (about $300). They would just reuse the top and lower tanks. The question is will the core look origi...
by varmint
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two way radios
Replies: 29
Views: 921

Re: Two way radios

Oh My...
Have we forgotten about CB radios?
I mean, yeah, need a 12v power supply but you can make them hands free all day long.
There are hand held units also.
And you will never have to worry about whether everyone can get on the same channel, no so with walkie-talkies.
by varmint
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ModelTCoils.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: ModelTCoils.com

Erik, I lost my best friend to leukemia back in the '90s and three years later I lost my only son to some other medical issue. I certainly do not wish this on you or anyone else, the nightmare, the feeling like you are a primary caregiver in your own home. Model Ts are definitely not the most import...
by varmint
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I’ll bet they had a good time.
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: I’ll bet they had a good time.

In April, my wife and I drove our 1950 Ford F1 on our 25th anniversary from New Orleans on US route 61 up to Minnesota. We ain't that old but I kinda know what it feels like. Looking forward to doing it in a T.
by varmint
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post 22
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: Post 22

Too much to talk about...I'm just overwhelmed.
Nice photos.
by varmint
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title Question
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Title Question

If I were to drive up to Michigan with a trailer, I would jot down the engine number and pay for the history from one of those online car services and hopefully it's not stolen. Being a 1921, there is no number on the frame. I would ask for any old proof of insurance to see the number. We would comp...
by varmint
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T engine in storage!
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: T engine in storage!

Hmmm...is this engine missing its crankcase (not attached)? Is this an engine that you are familiar with already and know that there are no cracks in the block? I am confident that you will get it freed up. Check for compression next. If this engine is really unknown to you then check for end play, ...
by varmint
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What year touring ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: What year touring ?

Looks like a bumper bracket to me. Maybe the bumper had a hard life too.
by varmint
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Touring refurb...
Replies: 66
Views: 10181

Re: '26 Touring refurb...

I likes what I see.
Our T has a slime green engine also and we went back to the slime green using green rebar corrosion prevention paint. Paint yours any color you like.
by varmint
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Ground
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Battery Ground

We disassembled the entire frame, cleaned the pieces, welded metal back in to where rust once was, primed and painted it black, finally reassembling the frame. When I repaired the battery tray, I realized then that there would be a ground problem for the battery. I thought about doing some stainless...
by varmint
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a Difference Between the Rust-Oleum's?
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: Is there a Difference Between the Rust-Oleum's?

I believe the High Performance Enamel may only differ in the CFM delivery type, more propellant and larger orifice.
by varmint
Thu May 27, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! Searching for grandfathers 1926 Ford Model T Touring
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: Help! Searching for grandfathers 1926 Ford Model T Touring

Assuming that the car was insured for at least liability, you may find records that way. The insurance company may have records. It may show up on personal property tax records. So, check your own (uncle's) records. eBay deletes its messages (email) for the seller rather quickly but a copy exists in...
by varmint
Wed May 26, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some times my nuts give me an uneasy feeling.
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Some times my nuts give me an uneasy feeling.

Try a different nut until you find one that lines up right. They can be swapped around and when you get to the last nut in the pile, you can shave off a thousandth on the underside of the nut (rub it on the concrete floor) and try again.
by varmint
Wed May 26, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VEHICLES FOR SALE BY THE MTFCA!
Replies: 59
Views: 6483

Re: VEHICLES FOR SALE BY THE MTFCA!

I bought a trashed coupe but one day it will run and shine with two happy faces. These two faces will grow old and have to sell the coupe one day because the car will outlive us. If we cannot locate a buyer, who is not a hotrodder, then we may donate to a museum. One day happy faces will see it in a...
by varmint
Sun May 23, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley Tires
Replies: 56
Views: 3029

Re: Blockley Tires

I'm not personally in the market for tires right now but have some common questions on behalf of others.
Does the actual tire have "rubber", "nylon", or polyester" anywhere on it?
Is there a "Made in xxxx" label on it?
How long did it take to ship from UK to Texas?
Congrats on your purchase.
by varmint
Wed May 19, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Model T 6volt vs 12volts
Replies: 20
Views: 1079

Re: 1926 Model T 6volt vs 12volts

We have a 1950 Ford F1 and a 1953 Chevy which we converted to 12v. The main reason being to be able to get a jump start from someone else since we drive these things all over the place. However, with the '26 T, we got a 6v battery and if a jump start is needed, I'll just grab the handle on the front...
by varmint
Wed May 19, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repro horn Can they be fixed?
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: Repro horn Can they be fixed?

I have a 1926 battery horn and a magneto horn, neither installed at this point. The mounting bracket looks like 26-27. The wide cover looks like my battery horn. The magneto horn would have a narrower dome cover than this one. The large coil in the middle in highest probability is an electromagnet n...
by varmint
Tue May 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traveling salesmen....old photo
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Traveling salesmen....old photo

What spooks me is the date in the store/cafe window.
by varmint
Fri May 14, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning The Gas Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Cleaning The Gas Tank

If you can see the rust, then physical removal is the first step, whether it be by wire brush on a drill, or a scraper. The big pieces are too much and/or too expensive for the chemical step. We sit rusty parts in vinegar for as much as a week. My wife likes vinegar better than any chemical she ever...
by varmint
Mon May 10, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post 15
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Post 15

Old
Old
New
New
Everest, KS - Main Street facing West, between 5th and 6th streets.
by varmint
Mon May 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post 15
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Post 15

New
New
Old
Old
Stevens Pass Highway
by varmint
Mon May 10, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post 15
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Post 15

Naples, NY, Main Street facing SSW in the late morning hours.
Naples, NY, Main Street facing SSW in the late morning hours.
Building on right corner is missing from old photo.
Old - Cropped
Old - Cropped
by varmint
Fri May 07, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So what do you all use for a battery
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: So what do you all use for a battery

We did it for looks...
Group 1 from AZ
Group 1 from AZ
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Board and rubber mat (homemade)
Board and rubber mat (homemade)
battery1.jpg (44.32 KiB) Viewed 762 times
by varmint
Tue May 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Paint the Inside of My 1927 Coupe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: How to Paint the Inside of My 1927 Coupe?

We have an October 1926 coupe which is totally destroyed, unlike yours, and is going green on the outside and black on the inside. But I respect Jim Patrick, having seen his posts over the years that have helped me. Not only do I agree with his suggestion, but I think that your car is beautiful.
by varmint
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Additional Sparton AHOOGA Horn on a 26 Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Mounting Additional Sparton AHOOGA Horn on a 26 Touring

Mark Nunn beat me. I was also going to suggest underneath in the frame area and it should be louder than stuffed in the engine compartment. I like the "Cronk" noise of the original horn only because that is what it is and it's educational. Be sure to include a fuse in the circuit.
by varmint
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?
Replies: 56
Views: 2653

Re: What is your favorite part of a Model T Ford?

I think i have seen all the parts since I have taken everything apart. My favorite parts: #1 the ignition coil #2 the underside of the engine head #3 the vibrator disc of the battery horn #4 the "spool" on the magneto #5 the frame of the improved car #6 the wood spoke And now I add my lease favorite...
by varmint
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Model kits
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Model T Model kits

I'm still looking for a '26 coupe that I can afford.
by varmint
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T philosophy: What is a restoration?
Replies: 69
Views: 4158

Re: Model T philosophy: What is a restoration?

I found black paint on the spokes of our '26. So, they went back to black. Slime green paint fragments were on the engine and transmission. Done. The only paint on the body was inside the door at the A-pillar which were several shades of dark green. We will pick one. I still don't know whether to ca...
by varmint
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T philosophy: What is a restoration?
Replies: 69
Views: 4158

Re: Model T philosophy: What is a restoration?

Restoration: I'm not concerned about natural wood spokes. I would be concerned about natural steel spokes, however. When someone asks me about a car I'm driving, if it's all original. I tell them "it is number matching"...after an uncomfortable pause that is, because I cannot immediately tell if the...
by varmint
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did you discover your Model T?
Replies: 39
Views: 2376

Re: Where did you discover your Model T?

Where? About 5 blocks away from my rented garage and the Ford Model T assembly plant, where is was probably made.
by varmint
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian Model T Coupe Body
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: Canadian Model T Coupe Body

Madison,
There are three different sizes for the battery cover for the 26-27 coupe.
Yours as seen in photo #2 is about the length of 22-13/16" which means it is the June 1926 to August 1927 variety.
by varmint
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Selling on e bay
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Selling on e bay

Craig,
I am a person that lives in LA, the designation used by the USPS.
I want to thank you for using L.A. when referring to CA.
by varmint
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Planning to buy a 1914 touring car for driving

1) a toolbox, whether it's on the running board, under the seat, or in the trunk/boot
2) tools
3) spare parts
4) spare fluids
5) knowledge, as if you are the only mechanic within 100 miles in an urban area / 500 miles rural
by varmint
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More T pics
Replies: 23
Views: 1308

Re: More T pics

Modern update photo.
In the 40's it was a Texaco station.
windmill in Carey, Ohio
windmill in Carey, Ohio
Maybe got it wrong
by varmint
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for first car-brass or letter car (anyone selling any)
Replies: 48
Views: 3546

Re: Looking for first car-brass or letter car (anyone selling any)

Sent you a long text file.

We did not do any in the Orlando nor Miami areas.
by varmint
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for first car-brass or letter car (anyone selling any)
Replies: 48
Views: 3546

Re: Looking for first car-brass or letter car (anyone selling any)

Mason,
I just saw your request for a list. It's been 4-8 years ago but I think I can still come up with what we did.
by varmint
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting powder
Replies: 30
Views: 1290

Re: tire mounting powder

I use baby powder.
by varmint
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for first car-brass or letter car (anyone selling any)
Replies: 48
Views: 3546

Re: Looking for first car-brass or letter car (anyone selling any)

Some years ago my wife and i went to Florida on a week long vacation looking at car museums and classic car lots. There are plenty in your state.

Also, we bought two cars from ebax, and two off of cra-list. Just be careful.
by varmint
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Roadster Trunk Lock
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: 1926 Roadster Trunk Lock

The last lock I had that would not turn with a key, I worked it free with some transmission fluid by first dipping the key and then inserting into the lock.
by varmint
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a problem?
Replies: 20
Views: 1382

Re: Is this a problem?

I went to funprojects.com and it does not exist, when checking on the PDF.
by varmint
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a problem?
Replies: 20
Views: 1382

Re: Is this a problem?

Our '26 had its axle and driveshaft fitted with the modern upgrade parts when we were very new to the T thing some years ago. If I can do it I'm sure you can, just by following the club booklet and the instructions that come with the upgrade parts.
by varmint
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New exhaust pipe for Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: New exhaust pipe for Model T

I'm making my own from stainless handrail, if I ever finish that project.
by varmint
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some are still here, some gone forever. Hit the road.
Replies: 20
Views: 1083

Re: Some are still here, some gone forever. Hit the road.

Been to Rocky Knob, I don't know how many times. It is still there with the same wood fence. I believe the photo is facing N-NW in the afternoon.
by varmint
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?
Replies: 31
Views: 2176

Re: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?

Two more things I forgot to list as other tools: The fire tool, it damaged your car but it can be used to anneal sharp bends before straightening, and used to stretch panels. Though it does not apply to these panels since you have access to both sides, a stud gun/welder is better than drilling a hol...
by varmint
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why make it wrong year after year?
Replies: 17
Views: 1631

Re: Why make it wrong year after year?

My starter screws were tapped to 1/4" unknowingly from #14 after my new 1/4" screws fit too tight. After installation, I learned of the existence of #14. It' been a few years since I worked my original ring gear and cannot remember if I intentionally resized it up to 1/4" or not. With that said, eve...
by varmint
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1926-1927 Hogshead Assembly***
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: ***1926-1927 Hogshead Assembly***

thanks Martynn,
I put it in the same folder as the 26-7 transmission assembly.
by varmint
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Don’t Trade In Kim Dobbins For A Model T
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: FJ - Don’t Trade In Kim Dobbins For A Model T

I've only been on a horse twice. In between those two times, I was in the air because it bucked.
by varmint
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine stuck, old man steamed
Replies: 66
Views: 4361

Re: Engine stuck, old man steamed

Steve,
From your other post "Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?" it looks like something more, happened since installation.

Steve's Magneto.jpg
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by varmint
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update: Pics of my 13 Roadster Sheetmetal. Hammer/Dolly Set to get; everyone else's favorite body working tools?
Replies: 31
Views: 2176

Re: What is the best Hammer / Dolly sets to get, as well as everyone else's favorite body working tools?

I have some cheap hammers and dollies but had to sand the surface and feel no need to get a professional set. Purchased the sheet metal patch panels but they were not big enough to cover the rust damage. So, I bought an English wheel and a set of lower anvils to make my own. I have not used it as mu...
by varmint
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Don’t Trade In Kim Dobbins For A Model T
Replies: 12
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Re: FJ - Don’t Trade In Kim Dobbins For A Model T

Let's see..
5 gallon tank of gasoline, doing 25mph at 20 mpg is 100 miles in 4 hours.
I wonder how much the farm horse is worth then?
by varmint
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Larry, I would guess that if a fixture saved time it was done. Of course there could be more than one fixture and it would not matter except to someone years later kinda like trying to match '26 coupe body parts from different coupes. All, What if the shank end of the 3509RST rivet was annealed, spl...
by varmint
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Looks like the correct part is 3509RST from the vendors.
by varmint
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

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This is what I had in mind. Round head, square neck and full thread, no shank.
Broaching the surface but not the entire shaft. Now I'm curious to see what a carriage bolt looks like from down under.
Of course the head would need some grinding.
by varmint
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Our '26 steering column is still disassembled. In the future, I might broach the hole and use small carriage bolts. Not sure yet.
by varmint
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons

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Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons

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by varmint
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons

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by varmint
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons

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by varmint
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons
Replies: 40
Views: 1209

Re: 100 Model T Ford and Forum - Old Movie Cartoons

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