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by Steve Jelf
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

The Hoxton Hotel is just a few blocks down Broadway from this.
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by Steve Jelf
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Carmine Red

...the one on my page is a 65...

On FB?
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 36
Views: 1115

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

See three posts above yours.

Senior moment. I missed that. :)
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Carmine Red

It looks light blue to me, Joe. :D
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 36
Views: 1115

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

Looking again at the 8-5-28 parts book, we find two flywheels listed. 3269C is for 1911-1919. 3269G is for 1919-1927. I assume that A and B were before 1911, and that D, E, and F were variations between 1911 and 1919. If you are replacing an earlier flywheel, the book tells you to order 3269C and a...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: on E-Bay

If the car in Wayne's link didn't have some "before" pictures I'd suspect it of being one of those put-together 1915's from the sixties or seventies. There's a lot about it that's right, but there are enough anomalies to indicate insufficient attention to using correct parts. I'm not referring to t...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 36
Views: 1115

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

The 8-5-28 parts book shows no such thing. I suspect aftermarket, though I don't know why anybody would replace a ring gear with something like that. From the pictures it looks like all you would need to install a ring gear would be a set of new screws.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: timer relocater(or?)
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: timer relocater(or?)

What is the alleged benefit of this device?
by Steve Jelf
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Remove Hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Remove Hogshead

I believe you can. But that big cast iron thing is pretty heavy. You want to use a lift.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: Newbie-Hello, Everyone!

...and make sure everything is connected-Tightly. [/size] Wise words. A weak starter is often due to a weak ground, not the starter. It can also be due to a dying battery. But this car's refusal to start is likely from something other than slow cranking. Even when cranking by hand, a slow turn shou...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Front crossmember spred

In these parts chain binders are usually called boomers. They turn up often at farm auctions. While they're designed for tension to lock down the handle, it's a good idea to wire it down just in case.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: John Berch's truck
Replies: 6
Views: 897

John Berch's truck

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I always thought it was a great-looking TT. Anybody know where it is now?
by Steve Jelf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3226

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

...but don't expect to actually be any safer..feel safer, maybe, but don't be fooled. [/size] You can make things foolproof, but you can't make them damnfoolproof. I believe making your car more visible actually does make you safer. But some people are just too boneheaded to pay any attention, no m...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: on E-Bay

Except for the top it looks good, but I'm always suspicious when there are no pictures under the hood.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: Front crossmember spred

I believe radiator off and front spring out is all the removal you need. I would cut a wood block to fit over the front bearing and support the jack. The radiator mounting holes should be 21½" on center.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 44
Views: 1931

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Here are a couple more of Erik's photos of Frank and Howard.

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by Steve Jelf
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Where did you find rubber stem tubes that fit through the opening in the felloe?


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When I had a flat in September I installed a rubber-stem tube with no trouble. It's a Hartford. The wheel is by Noah Stutzman. I don't know if he makes the holes larger than original.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: 21" tires for a driver

So Summit has at least one tire for Model T. Its the same price as Coker's, so Summit's free shipping makes it a good deal.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: 21" tires for a driver

If Summit's website lists any Model T tires, it's designed to keep them well hidden. I entered Model T Ford for 1915 and 1926, and got several pages, mostly showing car covers.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 46
Views: 3226

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Hugh posted the story on FB, but I don't know if he saw it happen. The incident happened during a tour, so I expect somebody saw it.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I agree with Allan. Both sides together.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

...always pay the money and get brass stems!

I save $10 to $13 a tube by getting rubber stems, cutting them off, and installing metal ones I've picked up at swap meets for $1 or so.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG110.html


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by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 966

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

It helps to use long irons. I use talcum, warm the tire, and put it on with 24" irons. It usually takes less than five minutes to mount a clincher.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

Trips like this were big and memorable events to the folks involved. In 1929 my mom and her sister, brother, and sister-in-law drove out to Arizona to bring the other two sisters home from summer school in Flagstaff. They talked about that trip the rest of their lives.

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by Steve Jelf
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Carburetors

I still have my copy of Herman & Frieda, and it's not going anywhere. :D

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Gary Paulsen checks out the book while Stan explains a carburetor. January 21, 2012.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 918

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

You wouldn't get the continuous buzz on magneto because it's not turning fast enough to supply enough current. You may be hearing that continuous buzz from just one coil. That can be caused by the top timer terminal screw grounding against the timer control rod.

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by Steve Jelf
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: System update successful

The only time I have the sideways photo problem is when I post a picture in a vertical format. So before posting one of those I rotate it 90º (left or right doesn't matter) then rotate is back upright. That always prevents the sideways problem for me. IMG_6720.JPG Without rotation. IMG_6720 copy.JP...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1982 prices
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: 1982 prices

Lights on.

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by Steve Jelf
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 21" tires for a driver
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Clincher tires are famously all made in the same factory and vary only by name, tread pattern, and price, with no variation in quality. How about 21" tires? Does the same hold true for them?
by Steve Jelf
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Rear axle fixture

I dislike the one from the service bulletin. It's a space waster.

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Here's what I use. It's made from scrap lumber. I think I may have spent $2 on hardware.

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by Steve Jelf
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15,000,000 Ford video
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: 15,000,000 Ford video

It's amazing that those guys stamping the serial number got it so straight. I have trouble stamping numbers straight when I do it all by myself. Whenever I've seen that car the hood was closed, so I've never seen the engine. I wonder if it still has the autographs on it.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Amazing postcard set
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Amazing postcard set

Nope. Not working.

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by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1149

Re: Ford trimotor sign

SIGNS.jpg Some of you will recall that I used to manufacture reproduction old signs. Many were exact reprints of original designs, and many were fantasy signs I made up from period advertising. Almost all of them were an odd non-original size, and all were identified by my name and contact info pri...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1810

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

My shop is 22' x 38' with a 9' ceiling. I heat it with a Mr. Heater Big Maxx ceiling mounted gas heater. That's way above any potential gasoline fumes, which are heavier than air and go to the floor. I am a cold weather sissy, so my thermostat is set at 68º F. My office/storage room above the shop ...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Universal Car image
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Ford Universal Car image

A Google image search brought up this one in cast iron.

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by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Plastic coils

Based on varying experiences by different people, I suspect plastic coils are like reproduction New Day timers or currently available tire tubes—some OK, some not.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Magneto issue

Here's what R.V is describing. IMG_4442 copy.JPG IMG_4443 copy.JPG At the top of the mag ring is this contact. The pointed, spring loaded shaft from the mag post pokes into the contact button (solder blob). Note the little indentations made by the mag posts that have been used with this ring. Comin...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 290
Views: 19851

Re: Foto of the Day

A closer look.

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by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Magneto issue

If this was a common thing you would probably have some definite answers by now. If a change of mag post doesn't cure it, that leaves just the mag ring. I suppose something there is expanding with heat and making a temporary ground that goes away when the heat dissipates.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Magneto issue

I don't think I would want to pull the mag post and check with engine running.

I'd put one of the meter leads against the blob and stuff a rag in the hole around it before startup. That should prevent an oil shower. :)
by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Magneto issue

You're measuring voltage at the mag post, aren't you, and not downstream of the switch? Old time analog meter, or digital? (You want analog.) Obviously the voltage is dropping if the engine won't run on it, but it's good to have an accurate reading of it. Try removing the mag post and measuring vol...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 918

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

You should not get a shock from any switch, no matter what else you're touching. Look inside your ignition switch and be sure all wires are where they should be and are properly insulated. There should be no path for current to reach the key. While you're in there make sure the metal tabs are tight...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 918

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

I would assume the new wiring has the correct colors (mine did), but some of the older reproductions didn't. If you want to check your timer connections you can use this.

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by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow anyone????
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: Snow anyone????

I used rope once, but we don't get enough snow here to make it a regular practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKZIGCyp8u8
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: License Plates

Does anybody know if I can do this in New Jersey?
Probably. Most states have year of manufacture laws now. Check your state's DMV website.

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I register my T's with original plates.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tomorrow’s project
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Tomorrow’s project

I have to do that, but I only have one. :D
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Later year replacement parts

Before old cars became antiques, before they even became old cars, the idea of keeping them "original", "authentic", or "correct" was not a factor. Look at a Ford parts book from the twenties and you'll see that it lists whatever current parts will fit and work, not necessarily what came with the c...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

I tried to do that too, but there was something about that picture that kept crashing my editing program. Finally I restarted the computer and was able to get this.

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by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Spitting and dying after starting normally certainly sounds like fuel starvation. Lack of power is sometimes a symptom of that too. Put a pan under the car and open the valve on the bottom of the carburetor. If the fuel stops running into the pan after a minute or two, the float valve is stuck or s...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2087

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

I'm not a good candidate to take on this project, as I'm closing in on 80 and it might be a short term solution. I hope one of the younger guys will be able to keep this resource available long term.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Inflation !!!

Screen shot 2019-11-23 at 12.46.17 PM.png The highest inflation rates have been in 1918 (20.44%), 1946 (18.13%), 1974 (12.34%), and 1979 (13.29%). Since 1991 it has been mostly about 4% or less. Interestingly, the worst deflation was in 1920, not 1930-1932. I guess it was three years of steadily wo...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Inflation !!!

I would think that George Pepperdine might object to the spurious part comment. [/size] I went to Pepperdine when it was a small College at 79th & Vermont, before it moved out to Malibu and became a big fancy university. Students were required to attend chapel one day a week, and sometimes he would...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Strange Hub Cap Wrench

This isn't perfect, but maybe it's a somewhat clearer rendition of the 1911 illustration.

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by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Inflation !!!

Those were the days when people would pick up pennies on the street! Now I don't even keep coins in my pocket.

I still pick up pennies, and I prefer coins over paper dollars.
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by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Inflation !!!

That's huge inflation, but you get more for your money now. Dave Nolting's new drums are better than Henry's.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: 1915 Parts

Assuming that what you propose to do is possible, I expect it will be ungodly expensive. I would leave them be as Colin suggests or go with the brass caps available from the parts dealers. If you insist on exactly the right caps, go with these while you look for them. Most people, even Model T peop...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer issue???
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Timer issue???

Here are two starts. Listen to what happens as the timing is advanced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ycpdfIjDo
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New/old boots for the Gin Runner
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: New/old boots for the Gin Runner

That's $53.75 each. Pretty good, if they're not too old.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: 1915 Parts

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by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: 1915 Parts

In the encyclopedia Bruce says the electric horn was introduced early in 1915, so I don't know why your June car doesn't have the small tube and the button on the steering column. Maybe the column has been changed. Whether you go with bulb horn or magneto, if you want to be heard you'll add a mecha...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timer issue???
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Timer issue???

Everything outside moves...

???


Are you saying that moving the lever has no effect on how the car runs? Is the timer linkage disconnected?
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving on "Battery"
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: Driving on "Battery"

As Mark says, the spark lever may need more adjusting.
Eventually the engine or the transmission will decide it's time for a tear-down. That will be an opportunity to fix the mag.
:D
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: What does a stock 26 T engine and transmission weigh?

With or without coils, generator, and starter would make a difference.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: How were Ford Model T bodies painted?

Ford Methods & the Ford Shops is one of the several extras included in Bruce McCalley's Model T Encyclopedia on disk.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG80.html
by Steve Jelf
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: These people need a life!

적어도 한국어는 아니에요.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: We don't have bears....
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: We don't have bears....

A Canadian import no doubt, just like the Model T's.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

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

I didn't do this with a T, but for a T. This morning I drove a couple of counties east to see the Big Boy, and on the way home I did some exploring and found this Model T road I've never driven before. Some of it is rocky enough to be low-pedal driving, and some is high gear road where you can do 2...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost pass word
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Lost pass word

This won't help in your present situation, but in future it would be good to keep a list of all your user ID's and passwords. I do that because I'm not smart enough to remember them all. A good password is unintelligible and complex, made up of random letters, digits, and characters, and I can't ev...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: 2019 HCCA Holiday Motor Excursion

Being overdue for another California visit, I've been wondering when I should go. Maybe I should time it to include the HME. I'll drive modern if I do, but maybe I could hitch a ride to HME with somebody who's taking a T.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Homemade belt pulley using T Parts!
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Homemade belt pulley using T Parts!

To be used with a Model T stationary engine.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

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I bought this fancy one for $2 at a yard sale.


Here's one I cobbled together from scraps on hand.
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by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '24 T Barn Find
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: '24 T Barn Find

If I order parts on Monday morning they're in my mail box Wednesday afternoon. It takes that long because the parts have to be fabricated. :D
by Steve Jelf
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow, good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 1076

Re: Snow, good or bad?

What happened to the dog???

That was Daisy. She was a real sweetheart. It looks like she did go outside before I closed the door.

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She liked to help me collect firewood.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Chickasha 2020

Here's the flyer, with a form on it. The website says online registration is "coming soon".

https://pwsm.com/wp-content/uploads/201 ... -Flyer.pdf
by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

What I would like is a nice slotted fillister head that has a portion not threaded in an 8-32, 10-32, and 12-32...
Why with a portion not threaded? Where are they used?
by Steve Jelf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

If you do decide to go with a closed T, take your time and find one that's right. There are enough of them that you don't have to grab the first one you see. You don't even have to grab the second or third.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More on wheel replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 1516

Re: More on wheel replacement

I wonder what keeps this rim from slipping on the felloe with braking?


Four bolts.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

The parts book lists the 3075 front bearing & spring clip assembly for 1921-1927. The 3810 spring clip bar that goes on the bottom to hold the spring is also 1921-1927, of course. Parts books will often answer questions like this.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

Here is the setup used on the earlier cars.

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by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front Spring Clip Configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Front Spring Clip Configuration

Yes, your car is wearing some extra parts.

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by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sideways photos again
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Sideways photos again

IMG_6816.JPG I often see photos posted sideways like this one of Chady Attaberry and Ed Emerson. If you click on it, you'll see it correctly oriented. But I've found that I can make the thumbnail appear correctly when I post it. The sideways problem invariably affects photos in a vertical format. S...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow, good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 1076

Re: Snow, good or bad?

Here's a cure for wheels spinning in the snow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKZIGCyp8u8
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Critique needed..is this a 1919?
Replies: 13
Views: 852

Re: Critique needed..is this a 1919?

Yes, the fan setup is 26-27. If we could see the pedals I expect they would say 26-27 too, as the transmission is often replaced along with the engine. The rest of the car may well be a 1919 or thereabouts. The presence of a water pump suggests the car may need a new radiator.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buying a Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Buying a Model T

What Scott said. You can buy a chassis that needs a lot of work (and money), or you can spend as much as you can afford for a complete running car. The latter is the less expensive approach.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 120
Views: 4644

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Is the chassis 1915 too?
by Steve Jelf
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: big freeze

12º F here this morning, but that kind of chill doesn't last long here. In a few days the lows will be above freezing. If we get any single digits they're likely to come in February.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

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

...now it takes a passport to get back into the U.S.A....

When Herbie and I came back from our Baja trip in 1970, an orange we had taken with us was confiscated at the border. The agent told us that when that orange crossed the border it lost its US citizenship. :D

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by Steve Jelf
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

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

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Mat installed and ready to go. I didn't have to trim off very much.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

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

I've never had a floor mat in the runabout, so last week I bought one and today I installed it. The mats are made a little oversize so they can be trimmed to fit various years from 1915 to 1924. This mat is impressively thick and heavy. If it's good rubber it should last a long time. IMG_4394 copy....
by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 834

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

If it hasn't been mentioned already, a possible point of failure is in the ignition timer, which some people also call a "distributor." If the main power lead to the timer is cutting out, it could cause all four ignition coils to stop working. [/size] A timer and a distributor are two different cri...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1468

Re: A little parts quiz

The quiz photo was a low tech affair, with all the pieces laid out together in a single shot. We know the front spring/perch bushing is 2", so compared to that the mystery item appears to be a hair under 1½". That should rule out some suspects.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 834

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

...if the coil box is the problem wouldn't it not run when on battery as well? [/size] Correct. On your 1923 the coil box has only one input. It takes current from both the battery and the magneto. That makes the switch a leading suspect. I would first determine whether there's normal output at the...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti

The store front would likely have looked pretty much the same in 1880 or '90.

With the cast iron pieces, it probably is of that vintage, only about forty years before the picture was taken.