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by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 51
Views: 3027

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

IMG_5846 copy.JPG Today I installed the contact on the mag ring. Not having an odd size long rivet like the original, I put it on with a machine screw. I'll put a nut on the back, trim off most of the screw, and solder the nut to keep it in place. A solder blob will go over the top screw for the ma...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 38
Views: 1264

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Saturday''s mail brought me the January Funny Times. Today the February issue arrived. I guess they're catching up. :)
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Horn

Dick, the spinning motor should have something adjustable that contacts the diaphragm to vibrate it. Mine just needed a bit of 3 in 1 oil to make it work.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKzJP6XJIVY
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 952

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

The comments about Joshua Tree weather made me think of this photo of Mom in December, 1967. Yes, it does get chilly there.

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by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2045

Re: Bakersfield 2021

Immunizing 70% of the population (about 231,000,000 people) is a huge goal. Doing "only" a million a day takes you into September. I'll be surprised if it's done by summer, as some suggest might be possible. US News reports 20,500,000 done so far. That's less than a million a day. Production, distr...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: 1915 Hogshead Assembly

I thought the Canadians drove on the same side as the USA.

It varied by province. Some were RHD and some were LHD. Maybe somebody who knows more about it can provide some details.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gaslight Drive Last Night
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Gaslight Drive Last Night

From what I've seen at the OCF, gas lights are pretty good, and Ford's 1915 conversion to mag lights provided convenience but not better lighting. I haven't driven by gas lighting, but I suspect it's better than mag lights, which range from barely adequate to dangerous.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

I was at home in California, so maybe it's Harry. It can't be Ward Bond. Wrong hat.:)
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...

If you look through the pictures again you'll see a little bit of a 1915 peeking out from under the mountain of junk. The auction is still three weeks away, so maybe by then they'll have things somewhat sorted out so you can see what's what. This is about a half hour north of me, so I'll go check i...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Rounded and nickel plated bolts dated?

The encyclopedia only says "late in calendar year 1926". How late? October? November? December? Dunno.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windsor Maroon
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: Windsor Maroon

Here are the formula numbers Bruce gives in the encyclopedia.

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by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Drums
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Transmission Drums

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This low drum looked OK when the transmission was rebuilt. I'll replace it with one of Dave Nolting's new drums. Yes, it's expensive. But I won't worry about it going to pieces hundreds of miles from home.
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very long ride
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Very long ride

I echo the "EZ 66 Travel Guide" by McClanahan. We used some old old paper maps from eBay... some silly YouTube videos by Justin Scared... USGS topographical maps... satellite photos of the actual old road. [/size] I've used Google satellite where my first choice wasn't available. That first choice ...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Tubes
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Rubber Tubes

check the latest on-line catalogue...you'll have to add $10 to that. [/size] Wow! $32.95 for rubber stems and $49.95 for metal. So the difference is now $17. All the more reason to buy rubber and cut them off. Blockley 30 x 3½ tubes are metal stem only, and at £29 they're now $10 less than Lang's. ...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very long ride
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Very long ride

But where would you & your T stay safe in Chicago? [/size] I went through town on Harlem Avenue (IL-43), and I sure didn't have to worry about anybody speeding. It was mile after mile of stop and crawl. If I go through Chicago again I'll try to find a street where the traffic can keep up with a Mod...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Tubes
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Rubber Tubes

...if you had clincher rims, you'd find that the best price was not $19, but about $34 for rubber stems. [/size] 30 x 3½ rubber stem tubes are $22.50 from Lang's. 21" rubber stem tubes are $24.95. Metal stem tubes in both sizes are $37.95. For the difference of $14 each I'm perfectly willing to buy...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 38
Views: 1264

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

On December 18 I mailed a letter to my cousin in Denver. I wasn't paying attention and used her old address, so it was returned to me. Today. Five weeks later.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T Steering Wheel and Can I Get a Key?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Is it a T Steering Wheel and Can I Get a Key?

Yes, it's aftermarket. Fords didn't come from the factory with costly gewgaws. :D
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Tubes
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Rubber Tubes

Just cut off the rubber stems and use old metal ones.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very long ride
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Very long ride

You will get lots of suggestions from others. I always recommend spare gas. Those running board cans have saved me an unplanned long walk more than once. In a Model T, of course you will stay off the interstates. You can do that on much of old 66. But in a few places the old roadway has been replac...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 38
Views: 1264

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

You're lucky they've never lost a package. I sent a speedometer cable to Russ Furstnow. It got to somewhere in Arizona but never made it to Flagstaff. Because it wasn't a new product with a store receipt the so-called insurance was worthless. I no longer waste money on the insurance.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

Where are these made?

Have you inspected them closely all over? Hartford (China) and Custom Classic (India) are marked with the country of origin. EEC tubes (Europe) don't specify which country. EEC is all they have on them.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

For me the same goes for trying to straighten an exhaust manifold. [/size] After going to the scrap yard and buying a piece of I-beam to make the jig, I might as well keep doing it. :D The last time I checked, the only new exhaust manifolds available were 25-27 style. If your older T is a show car,...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ac brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Ac brakes

Anyone still making the linkage set up ?

Rich Baughman. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1468453589
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

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I made this to get my ribbons a straight. Locking pliers on both ends and an all thread screw to pull the ribbon tight. It stretches the ribbons so that when you rewind them you have a little extra sticking out on the end.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: wheel rim plated

I called Oskosh plating and the will zinc plate five rims for 75.00

Hot dip, or electroplate? As Allan said, the former will last longer.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2045

Re: Bakersfield 2021

We are looking for comments on would you or would you not attend the Phoenix pre-war car and parts swap meet in October of this year, as attendee or vendor.

I hope that's late October, well after Hershey.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: wheel rim plated

Galvanized = zinc plated. Different terms for the same thing. Galvanizing/plating is done by two methods — hot dip and electroplating. I don't know which method was used originally on rims. At auctions I buy old galvanized nails by the can because they were hot dipped. The galvanized nails currentl...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

...I get my long stem rubber tubes from langs...

What brand?
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: wheel rim plated

...I once read was cadmium plating and not galvanized... [/size] What you read was bogus, Jim. Cad plating was first used commercially in the thirties. Model T rims were galvanized. IMG_3820 copy 2.JPG In 2012 I had seven rims hot dip galvanized at the Valmont galvanizing plant in Claremore, near T...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

Some people assume that all products from China are trash, but my experience has been the same as Adam's — no problems with Hartford. I cut off the rubber stems and install metal. I have one EEC tube, but haven't used it yet.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: New Day Timer Question

Uh-oh. If it's a fiber gear I would make it a wall hanger and put in an original or one of Dan's.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1470

Re: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021

What weekend in March are they looking at?

http://pre-war.com/
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Type Fuel Filter?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Sediment Bulb Type Fuel Filter?

I believe the glass bowl filter from TSC is superfluous. It won't hurt anything, but it's just a repeat of the stock sediment bowl under the tank. Neither the glass bowl nor the sediment bulb will stop very fine rust particles that can clog your carb. VOE. The only cure for that is a clean tank. Yo...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

Looks like a snake that swallowed a big egg. :)

Do they have a brand name? If they're not Custom Classic I would try them. If they are, I would return them.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not all Ts were all black !
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Not all Ts were all black !

Are the chains for snow, or mud?
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheels and rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1428

Re: wheels and rims

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Perhaps I'm mistaken about this being a Hayes felloe. Maybe it's Ford. Either way, the Hayes rims fit it perfectly, and it's what I use. There's no doubt about what the rims are, as the name is stamped on their lugs.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

US 2 is the northernmost federal highway running east-west. The eastern section is from Holton ME to Burlington VT. The western part is from Mackinac Bridge to Snohomish. US highways are numbered north to south (even) and east to west (odd). Interstates are the opposite, numbered south to north (ev...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: New Day Timer Question

I wonder if somebody has installed too stiff a spring in the brush. I suppose the absence of the original style brass/felt seal could put the cover too close to the brush, but that hasn't been a problem for me.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheels and rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1428

Re: wheels and rims

January 1924 Service Bulletin Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 10.41.16 AM.png Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 10.41.41 AM.png Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 10.42.11 AM.png Somebody mentioned a rim shop? [/size] There are shops that specialize in straightening bent wheels. A Google search should find some of them.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 952

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

As a kid I didn't care for the desert, but I came to love it, including Joshua Tree. Having been there many times, I hope to do it in a Model T someday. Got to stop at Hadley's and get some figs. :D
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

Just thought of something else you may not know if you've never been out west. Bring some warm clothes. On much of your route you won't need them. But in parts of the Mountain West nights can be chilly, and there are even some chilly or cold days in the middle of summer. I was once driving in Yello...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

The states we are hitting include PA, OH, MI, IN, MO, KS, OK, CO, WY, NV, and CA. [/size] Don't forget IL and UT. :D There are so many great places to see that four or five weeks won't be enough for all of them. Here are a few: Springfield IL, Lincoln home & old state capitol, Lincoln's New Salem V...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheels and rims
Replies: 29
Views: 1428

Re: wheels and rims

Wheel 1 and Rim 1 are Hayes. The rim may have the Hayes name on the outside of the lug. I don't know about the others.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mounting a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

After my experience with some NOS New Zealand Firestones, I will not use old tires again, no matter how good they were thirty years ago and how perfect they look now. They proved to my dissatisfaction that rubber deteriorates with age. Country roads ate 'em up PDQ.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

My comment on that FB question: Remember that after 100+ years water passages may be much larger than they were when the engine was new.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1470

Re: Chickasha Swapmeet 2021

Being of the elderly persuasion I made sure I got on the list for shots. I hope to be immunized well before Chickasha, and plan to unload a pile of valuable treasures.
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mounting a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

...the bead seems to appear a damaged and cracked?

Not only the bead. It looks like the sidewall is cracked too. If this is an old, hard tire, as it appears to be, that would explain the difficult mount, and I wouldn't trust it.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mounting a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

IMG_0171 copy.JPG Here's a valve stem cover and a rim nut, brass version. Larry will tell you this is not correct, and he's right. The modern metal stems, and the originals I use, are larger than the Schrader 777 used by Ford. As Dude Lester said, "It don't hurt the runnin' of it none." 14 IMG_0484...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show Me Your Drum Balancing Mandrels!
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Show Me Your Drum Balancing Mandrels!

I borrowed a lathe at the juco to make these.

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I cut the rod from a scrap axle shaft.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trouble Mounting a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Trouble Mountaing a Tire on a Non-demountable Wheel

The bridge washer should be securely on the tube before you start. A new one is good enough for a new metal stem, but an original stem should have an original washer. The rim nut is tightened after the tire is in place. The tube should have just enough air to hold its shape. Allan's instructions ar...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1295

Re: Parking a Model T

Pictures can be deceiving, but I agree it doesn't look bad at all. It also looks like your doors are tall enough, but measure and be sure.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2045

Re: Bakersfield 2021

There is not enough to time to plan a swap meet for Phoenix this year.

Yes, if nothing else you need to get the advertising out well
in advance. Reserving a location would need to be done well ahead of time too.
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 17
Views: 1897

Re: A real barn find

It does look like a 1922, or close to it. Folks are often mistaken about the model year of these old Fords. They may misremember what they're told, or they may be told by somebody who is mistaken. That's very common, and many times they are even titled and registered with a mistaken model year. For...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: First Model T

Some folks stuff rags into the transmission to catch any nuts or washers that might be dropped when removing or installing them. Just be sure you count the rags going in and coming out. :)
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T...What for sale out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 913

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

I have the book in Jim's first picture. It's also known as the Model T Encyclopedia. I also have the disk version, which is even better because of all the extras it includes. I believe the computer package now comes on a flash drive. I call it the best fifty bucks you can spend on a Model T. http:/...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2045

Re: Bakersfield 2021

The Sonoran desert is lovely in the spring. I would go (after I've had my shots). :)
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parking a Model T
Replies: 45
Views: 1295

Re: Parking a Model T

I agree that backing in would probably be your best approach. Coming out you will be going forward and will have better control on that slope. But back in slowly with the hand lever in neutral. I don't have a 20% slope, but I back in. Lay a 2 x 4, or better yet a 4 x 4, on the garage floor where yo...
by Steve Jelf
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 291
Views: 28285

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

The early morning back lighting doesn't allow sign reading, but it looks like CR 300N east of Stone Bluff with a little jog north at US 41.

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Little jog, looking south.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 and looking for a Model T...What for sale out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 913

Re: 16 and looking for a Model T as a first car

I see by your profile that you've been with us for a couple of years, so this is not a new passion for you. Presumably you already know a little about Model T's, but you may not be fully aware of the market. As Dave says, when you get into the alphabet Fords (Models A through S) you're talking seri...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: First Model T

One dating clue that hasn't been mentioned is the hand brake quadrant.
2 rivets = 25-27
4 rivets = 1924 or earlier.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two drilled passages in Holley NH
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Two drilled passages in Holley NH

Here's a somewhat better copy of the service bulletin drawing. Screen Shot 2021-01-16 at 1.27.15 PM.png It shows one hole (E) inside the closed throttle and one outside (D), so your situation is not normal according to the drawing. Here's the complete explanation from the service bulletin: Screen S...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auction....Douglass, Kansas
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Auction....Douglass, Kansas

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18388 I'll go to the preview and scout out what's there. From the pictures it looks like there will be a few reasons for me to return for the auction. I don't understand the 10% "buyer's premium". It just cuts down what I'm willing to bid. Reminds me...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

The TT in the shed is about the only one that looks like it might have been somewhat protected as it still has paint on it.

I think I see one other T that's in a building that hasn't collapsed, but it's so covered by junk that it's hard to tell. :)
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 51
Views: 3027

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

Today I made the insulators that go between the coils and the ring. I don't really understand their function, but I see them in original mag rings so I'll use them. IMG_5835 copy.JPG IMG_5836 copy.JPG IMG_5837 copy.JPG IMG_5838 copy.JPG Coils wrapped with fiberglass tape and sprayed with four coats...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3673

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Lower glass for my 1915 windshield was $48.78 at the local glass shop, so I figure if I'd needed the top too it would have cost a little under $100 for the two pieces.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Getting it registered as an early brass era car would certainly make your T worth much more than if you were to get it registered as a more common 1924... [/size] I disagree. As Jim says, what's on the registration doesn't change what it really is, and an honest seller has to identify honestly what...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2045

Re: Bakersfield 2021

Well at least everyone that was going to attend these swap meets can still go to Walmart and other Covid free places. [/size] Despite the accelerating infection rate, I still see plenty of barefaced anti-science geniuses in the local Walmart. I just hope they don't kill me before I can get my shots...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1206

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Would you also replace the 3 brake drums of the gearbox? [/size] There is only one brake drum in the transmission. In front of it are the low drum and the reverse drum. All of them are 7½". I don't know why you would need to measure them, but it's good to inspect them closely for cracks or other da...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 979

Re: Dressing the period part

It's hard to beat a pair of ROUNDHOUSE Bibbs!!


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A couple of snappy dressers. :)
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Mac's (Eckler's) Windshield Glass

What John said. I was able to pull the cracked glass out of my 1915 windshield frame and remove the brass channel intact. The local glass shop had a replacement ready for me the next day, and I probably paid much less than I would have spent having it shipped from a parts dealer.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

If you had a time machine and could fetch a brand new 1916 Ford, could you get $7020 for it today? I should say so. That's a low price for a factory fresh 1916.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bakersfield 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 2045

Re: Bakersfield 2021

I believe it's always in the middle of April, but there's nothing about it on the club website.
https://www.hcca.org/calendar.php
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 979

Re: Dressing the period part

Don, you can buy feed sack by the yard. https://www.etsy.com/listing/687250376/1930s-reproduction-farm-girl-vintage-by?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_d-craft_supplies_and_tools-fabric_and_notions-fabric&utm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQiA9P__BRC0ARIsAEZ6irjn1e88KFG72VMq...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor threads
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Carburetor threads

Some rust removers don't remove only rust. They attack the metal under the rust. I found this with a carburetor body I let soak too long.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 979

Dressing the period part

Gary Cooper.png I debated with myself whether this was OT or not, and I decided not. Some T folks like to wear period clothes to match their cars. If you're looking for appropriate men's attire for the twenties, this will give you some good examples of what to look for. https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hub caps

Here's some of what Bruce says about hubcaps. The encyclopedia has photos and drawings.

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by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Year and body style?
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

Re: Model T Year and body style?

Parts salad. The body is similar to a 1911-12 runabout, but that extra tall firewall suggests aftermarket, probably (very nicely) home made. It has parts from various years. The hood is 15 or 16. The fenders are 1914 or earlier. The springs are 1917-18 or later. The headlights are 1915 or later (le...
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hub caps

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Here's one of those caps with the manufacturer's mark, in this case a W.

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This cap with an Alemite fitting soldered in is marked R.
by Steve Jelf
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaky Hose Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Leaky Hose Connections

Rough pits: What Mark said. Fill and smooth. IMG_0021.JPG I use the original style clamps but I replace the round head screws with fillister heads to give the screwdriver a better grip. Instead of sealant I slather on some grease so it will be easy to remove the hose if I have to. BUT if I have to ...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3673

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

I assume that any glass company should be able to cut me a proper size replacement?

You assume correctly. :D
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

IMG_2848 copy.JPG I rented a U-haul to bring this car home from the Phoenix area. It was fine except for the "wheel baskets", which would not stay on. Fortunately I had my own straps to keep the car in place. Caution: don't strap in the center of the axles, and don't pull forward on the front axle....
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

... most likely will go very cheap. [/size] Now that a lot of T guys know about it, maybe not. :) This is in pretty flat country, only a few miles northeast of Douglass, so I expect there is cell coverage. In one of the pictures it looks like the nose of a 1915 peeking out from under the mess. Can'...
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer belt interference
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Timer belt interference

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As John says, you're not the first. :D
by Steve Jelf
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Physically hard to Crank
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Physically hard to Crank

I can turn it over by hand, but it takes a lot of pull and push on the down stroke. [/size] DON'T DO THAT!!! I'm shouting because I broke an arm that way, and it hurts like hell. I passed out on the ground and when I came to I drove to the hospital one-handed. If you're starting on BAT you don't ne...
by Steve Jelf
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T spark plug with only T marking 2 pc. spark plug
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Model T spark plug with only T marking 2 pc. spark plug

I've never seen them before. I assume they're not common. I have a couple of dozen different brands picked up at swap meets, and this is not one of them. I'm not really a plug collector, but Terry Bond is. Maybe he will comment.
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any chemistry majors here?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Any chemistry majors here?

In ignorance I used zinc ammonium chloride as a flux when soldering mag coils. Subsequently I learned that it will corrode copper, so I need to get rid of any that may still be present (https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18295). I've been searching the internet to find what will neutr...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Years Day
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: New Years Day

All it takes is a good stiff breeze off that normally 60 degree ocean and you have "jacket weather". [/size] Boy, that's for sure. I lived in Lomita, 4½ miles from the ocean. I recall once setting off Fourth of July fireworks and having to go in the house and get a coat. Meanwhile, folks out in the...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

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

Can you elaborate on what exactly "tinning butter" is? [/size] Here you go, Jerry. IMG_5824 copy.JPG IMG_5825 copy.JPG I bought it to use with body solder and mistakenly figured it would be OK for soldering mag coils, not realizing that it's corrosive to copper. It's not OK for that, as our friend ...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 856

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Yes, you do see a few things advertised at laughably high prices. Maybe somebody who doesn't know any better will pay twenty grand for that 1923 runabout, but probably not. Either way, I don't lose any sleep over it. I may take the time to see what similar items sell for elsewhere, but more likely ...
by Steve Jelf
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

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

WARNING: DON'T DO IT! Last night I received an email from a forum member who was kind enough to give me a heads-up on what I had done wrong. I'm posting it here because I don't want anybody to see what I did ignorantly and think it's a good idea: I cannot overstate the fact that tinning butter is h...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Klaxon horn debut
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Klaxon horn debut

How do you know if a horn is for mag or battery? Look down the bell. If it has an adjusting screw in the center of the diaphragm it's a magneto horn.

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I've tried a mag horn and a Stewart mechanical horn on my 1915. The mechanical horn is better.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

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

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Vern, how did you cut these? They look neater than mine.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

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

Insulation between coil halves: Yes, I have that. IMG_5809 copy.JPG IMG_5810 copy.JPG Each half of the double coil has a layer of Kapton™ so that when the two halves are joined they have two layers of insulation between them. IMG_5817.JPG The only place current can go from one half to the other is ...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

IMG_5823 copy.JPG The later mag rings have insulators like this under the coils. The only double stack mag ring I've inspected is the one I'm rebuilding, and it was done before, maybe fifty or sixty years ago. It didn't have them. Should I use these? What are they supposed to do? The coils are alre...
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

...they are absolutely indispensable as a traveling navigator.

I'll buy handy. But indispensable? No sale. There is this invention called the map. :D

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by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Klaxon horn debut
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Klaxon horn debut

There were other aftermarket electric and mechanical horns also. Both are louder than bulb horns. Accessory mechanical horns were widely used on mid-teens Fords because they're louder than a magneto horn too.
by Steve Jelf
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Field Coil Tape

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Today I wrapped sixteen double coils with that ½" tape. I used a little under 19 yards, so you have plenty.
by Steve Jelf
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: finishing firewall
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: finishing firewall

I would use paste wood filler on that oak before staining. And yes, try your finish on a scrap before you do the firewall. Cutting out a firewall should produce plenty of scrap for practice.