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by Tmodelt
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

My baby brother(he hates that as he is 55) has trouble with black bears eating the rubber components off of his lawn tractor and his quads. They eat the wiring the seats and the tires. He lives in VA.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: side mount spare tire carrier
Replies: 1
Views: 127

WTB: side mount spare tire carrier

Looking to purchase a side (running board) mount spare tire carrier to fit my 23 roadster pickup. I have 21" wheels on this T.
by Tmodelt
Wed May 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Vintage Ford

Anyone else STILL waiting on their March / April edition?
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headers for a Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Headers for a Model T

Peter, I love the look of your header. I was wanting to run mine under the body in a somewhat original path. Your header would also work for me as it could run under the passenger side splash apron. I have functioning doors on my roadsters tub that I am using as part of my "speedster" project.
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 4 into 1 exhaust header
Replies: 12
Views: 597

WTB: 4 into 1 exhaust header

I am looking for a 4 into 1 exhaust header for my 26/27 racer project. I would prefer one where I could attach a collector pipe and run underneath the car to exit the back. Plans and/or drawings would be acceptable also as I have a local muffler shop that does custom work Any help would be greatly a...
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Kind of like a $500 fine issued by a certain state's government to people attending a church service in "drive-in movie" style.
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good Statements for Our Well Being!
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: Good Statements for Our Well Being!

I used to live by the adage:

"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach".

Of course that was before I became a "Training Instructor". HA! I can teach you 100 how not to accomplish the task because I have already attempted those 100.
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 1400

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

Some of my relations still live along an original section of one lane concrete highway in rural central Illinois. I made sure that I showed this to my kids as a history lesson when they were still in school.
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: Wooden Transmission Bands

A big THANK YOU to all. The thread above answered a lot of questions. The testimonials were of great service. The band lining set that I found were made by Jim Guinn. Again, THANK YOU!
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Wooden Transmission Bands

Anyone have any experiences to share concerning wooden transmission band linings? Good or Bad, Ease of installation, performance, what have you. Thanks in advance
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New demountable rims for sale at Chickasha
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: New demountable rims for sale at Chickasha

I am looking for two 21" rims. Price?
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Very professional looking job. I like it.
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: Period Picture- That Feminime Touch

Goog old "one size fits all" tool. Similar to a "Cresenthammer". HA!
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

Timer supplies electrical circuit to open and close air solenoid valves that are attached to the head at the spark plug hole. The air supplied through the solenoid operated air valves are taking the place of ignition cycle. Is my assessment correct?
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts making the news
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Model Ts making the news

Model T pig racing made the USA Today pages. A column about crazy car rallies has at least one photo of stripped down T with driver and pig. These races look fun!
by Tmodelt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

The "Skiing Santa" has been sold. Thanks MTFCA.
by Tmodelt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Btt. April is Autism Awareness Month. Profits from these sales go to support our local Autism Awareness organization to help offset the cost of projects.
by Tmodelt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 442
Views: 44887

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

All that is needed are a few palm trees.
by Tmodelt
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Autowa bodied Model T

Saw an Autowa bodied Model T this afternoon. A very nicely restored roadster body on a 26/27 chassis. It was manufactured in Ottawa, IL. Does anyone have any information / reference material for this vehicle?
by Tmodelt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Mack, I am building a boattailed speedster using a glass roadster tub and one piece removable hardtop. I will be installing my own wood kit and cut both doors for suicide hinges and latches. I have the engineering worked out already just not on paper. I was a racecar fabricator / machinist in a past...
by Tmodelt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Les, so the adjustment studs hold against the rotational forces? And since the clutch stays in high gear (band released) most of the time it no longer needs this counter force?

KRW
by Tmodelt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LHD vs RHD hogs head design
Replies: 17
Views: 897

LHD vs RHD hogs head design

Help! I am dumber than a post and need some smart people to instruct me on the reason/reasons for the design differences between a 26/27 LHD and 26/27 RHD. hogshead The difference where I get confused is, Why is there only 1 external adjustment bolt (clutch) on the LHD and 2 external adjustment bolt...
by Tmodelt
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

I plan on painting the "new" hogs head today and installing when dry. Using a "rattle" can off the shelf color. I will then install the front plate distributor and oil pump. I have a pump like in Hank's photos. I hope my kids take pity on my wife and supply me with more engine speed parts for Christ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

Kerry, wouldn't the direction of rotation attempt to lift the band pins/tabs off the end pieces? Just clarifying as I have absolutely NO experience with RHD. Les, I have one with a starter mount even though I will be blocking off and use a removable starting system similar to what is used in Formula...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

The removable portion would then go opposite the pedals so that the rotation of the transmission drums would keep them seated. Correct?
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost a friend
Replies: 28
Views: 2740

Re: Lost a friend

Tim, I feel your pain. We had a chocolate lab that was approximately 15 years old when she passed. She had hip dysplasia so bad that I would have to carry her outside. We were going to have to put her out of her hurting. I couldn't do it. I guess that I was selfish. She made the decision easy on me ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: RHD hogs head purchase

The new RHD hogs head to be installed this week. Not pictured yet
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RHD hogs head purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 774

RHD hogs head purchase

I would like to thank Mr. Joe Bell for allowing me to purchase a RHD hogshead that he had. I am attempting to build a somewhat unique 2 person boattailed roadster/speedster (RHD, suicide doors, removable hardtop & some other modern amenities). I am presently assembling the drive train. 0916191721-00...
by Tmodelt
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a Body on a Buck
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Building a Body on a Buck

Hank, Was the play on words intentional? It was cute. I was expecting a tutorial on expense control. Nice car! I am not experienced in the art of metal working. I'm a past life, I built fiberglass body panels / fenders so I guess that I used to inverse of a buck (mold) for shaping. The kids should h...
by Tmodelt
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

In previous post, I forgot to mention that this is a project built with parts and pieces scrounged out of my vineyard and garage attic. No particular year except for drive train.
by Tmodelt
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

Thanks again. I am attempting to build a RHD speedster. I have most of the big cast pieces located, but will try to fabricate the smaller pieces.
by Tmodelt
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

I have no idea as to the year. I haven't taken old bushing out yet and was planning on buying both sizes. The outside diameter appears to be the same and I haven't checked the steering column diameter either. Many thanks.
by Tmodelt
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Replacing lower steering column bracket bushing

I have never changed one, but I am looking for the "dos / don'ts and how tos". Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated. This is on a RHD. I would think that the bushings would be the same? Thanks in advance.
by Tmodelt
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Great Christmas gift for the T owner that has very thing. I will attempt special orders.
by Tmodelt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Hank,

I want to kick myself for using all the hoods that I did for "sleds". The one that I remember the most was from a 57 Chevy. Made a great toboggan for group when towed behind our truck.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Thank you Veterans

I want to convey my gratitude to ALL veterans (both young and old) and their families for their sacrifices.

They give / gave so much so that I can enjoy my freedoms.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 2323

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Tom Hicks,

My brother is doing his part to help eradicate your deer problem. He and his hunting partners have taken several each so far this season near the Roanoke / Salem area.

Kim R.Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Hogshead Spacer for Model "A" crank conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: WTB Hogshead Spacer for Model "A" crank conversion

That engine was a real barn burner. I rode in Andy's white T Touring many times out on the interstate. Andy would pull up along side someone, honk/wave and then drive away from them just laughing
by Tmodelt
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 6737

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I was under the impression that "Henry" offered the bare running chassis so that the purchaser could modify to their specific desires e.g. trucks, tractors, snowflyers. To each his own. Being the shade tree mechanic/engineer that I am, I have opted to upgrade all three of my Ts for safety reasons (l...
by Tmodelt
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Btt. All profits benefit our local Autism Awareness Organization. Make offers.
by Tmodelt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2798

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Great project. I try to learn something new every day. I completed that task for today. HA!
by Tmodelt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2798

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I read several years ago about a Model T based V8. Does anyone know it one of these engines still exists?

I love the look of the tandem 4 cylinders. I had never seen one until today. Is that the way that the multiple engine pulling tractors do it?

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor

It has the mount / cover like yours.
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - high compression head
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: WTB - high compression head

There is an aluminum Sherman Spit Fire on ebay. I just saw it not tied to it.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: RHD hogshead and other parts
Replies: 1
Views: 236

WTB: RHD hogshead and other parts

Looking to purchase a RHD hogs head that will fit my 26/27 motor that I am building. Also looking for most of the smaller parts.
by Tmodelt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Early Atwater Kent front plate distributor

Bruce,
I purchased an Atwater Kent front plate earlier this year to rebuild as it needs work. I paid $125. Remember mine needs work.

Kim R. Wynn
by Tmodelt
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When a Fat Man Steering Wheel Does Not Fit the Fat Man
Replies: 15
Views: 1418

Re: When a Fat Man Steering Wheel Does Not Fit the Fat Man

My brother's modern car had that same issue but it was caused by a semi turning right and driving over the hood. HA!

KRW
by Tmodelt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

FS: Hand painted / assembled radiator caps

Christmas inventory reduction: Michelin Men $75 + $15 shipping (each) Santa on skis $100 + $15 shipping Others $60 + $15 shipping (each) IMG_20191023_163627_kindlephoto-304732351.jpg IMG_20191023_162732_kindlephoto-306933727.jpg Dresden IMG_20191023_162331_kindlephoto-307493029.jpg IMG_20191023_1630...
by Tmodelt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Bendix ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Model T Bendix ?????

Dumb thought on my part because I have never seen one in person, but would the ones with the opposite thread cut be for a right hand drive hogs head? If so, I would be interested in them. I am trying to collect all the pieces necessary to build a the speedster.
by Tmodelt
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: the model A and church.
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: the model A and church.

My grandpa carried the hand crank for his Model A Coupe on the " package shelf" at the top of the seat back. Kept it handy for starting or as a weapon. HA!
by Tmodelt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 3994

Re: KIDS AND CARS

My oldest two grandsons with me in my "23" on the way home from the Newport Indiana Antique Auto Hill Climb .
Boys in T with Papa
Boys in T with Papa
Four generations posing with me.
4 generations
4 generations
by Tmodelt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with
Replies: 16
Views: 1750

Re: Driving a speedster a long way - how do u prepare and what do u take with

My thought would be to plan your route and then find fellow T people along the route as emergency contacts for any BIG problem that you may encounter that can't be fixed under a tree. Don't forget your cell phone.
by Tmodelt
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A word to the wise salesman
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

A word to the wise salesman

Don't ever tell someone that is trying to purchase your product, "You can't afford it". I had a gentleman call me yesterday about a particular Model A engine aftermarket part (listed in the MTFCA parts classifieds) that I was inquiring about. Through the discussion this what he told me and I quote "...
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 2550

Re: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD

How about price? I might be able to save you hauling all the way to Hershey as I think that I would be on your travel route.
by Tmodelt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: radiator

I am presently replacing the radiator in my 23 T with an aluminum radiator purchased off eBay for $136.00 that was designed for a T Bucket with Ford motor. I had to reposition mounting tabs and fabricate an "S" shaped radiator inlet connection pipe. (I can't weld aluminum very well). I also added a ...
by Tmodelt
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: radiator

I have a Yale fork truck core in my 27 speedster. I have had it for over 35 years and it never overheats.
by Tmodelt
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden pickup bed plans
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Wooden pickup bed plans

Looking for plans and material list to build wooden pickup bed that will fit my "23" Roadster. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: BUFFUM

I have a complete jack like you describe and it still works. I couldn't figure out in my earlier post how to get photos to add either. Victim's motto was "High Grade Tools for High Grade Workmen". I have hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, concrete finishers, saws, punches, wrenches, packing tools and a...
by Tmodelt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: BUFFUM

There are 3 sizes to the bearing scrapers shown in the original post. They were 3" , 3.5" & 4" from tip to shoulder of the shaft. I have two complete sets. The Buffum Tool Co. Produced tools for just about every type of craft that existed up until the early 1920s. They produce a set of tools specifi...
by Tmodelt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: How to remove a broken petcok in the pan

I would try an "easy out" of the correct size.
by Tmodelt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Northern ILL to KY or TN...?

Ryan,
I have the radiator from Bob's in my possession. I am re-packaging so that it will fit in my daughter's car trunk. She and her spouse will be in Nashville July 27th thru July 29th. I will give her your contact information so that you can pick it up. By the way, it is a very nice radiator.
KRW
by Tmodelt
Wed May 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 3706

Re: A new Model T road

I put them in the crawl space to keep mice out. They do not have a pleasant odor.

Here again, a know it all telling me that I am full of crap! My last post ever on this forum. Thanks for proving my point!
by Tmodelt
Wed May 01, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new Model T road
Replies: 34
Views: 3706

Re: A new Model T road

Around here, most of us call Osage Orange, Hedge Apple. It is a nuisance plant dropping its softball sized seed balls all over.

We have found 3 uses.
1: fence rows
2: fire wood. Burns VERY hot. Eats chainsaw chains!!!
3: seed balls are a fine rodent deterrent
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 2287

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

I just looked up the definition of "spontaneous combustion". Linseed oil was a specific example. It is caused by the build-up of heat caused by oxidation in a confined space with no ventilation (pile of rags in a bucket). Oxidation and drying are two different processes. Oxidation of a material crea...
by Tmodelt
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another way OT: WTB Buffum Tool Co. tools
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Another way OT: WTB Buffum Tool Co. tools

I collect Buffum Tool Co. tools along with the Model T hobby. They were manufactured during the time that the Model T was in production. The tool company was located in Louisiana, MO and used the swastika as part of their logo way before the Nazi Party used it. "High grade tools for high grade workm...
by Tmodelt
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Boyco fluids fender unit
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Boyco fluids fender unit

I paid $300 for the original set that I bought 2 years ago if this helps. I had to re-paint them. Some small dents but no rust through.
by Tmodelt
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: anyone coming from the Chicago area to Richmond, VA area?
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: anyone coming from the Chicago area to Richmond, VA area?

I may be going that direction (Roanoke, VA) in mid May. I will know more next week. I am located about 45 miles south of Chicago on I-55.
by Tmodelt
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Enclosed Trailer Removable Winch Mount?

I mounted mine on a "reese" hitch receiver that I inverted on the tongue bracing. The winch is mounted on a platform specifically designed to be removed when not in use. I purchased the platform from Harbor Freight. I normally keep my winch with my Blazer for tow out purposes. I also have a winch mo...
by Tmodelt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Blue 1911 T , mother inlaw seat

I didn't know that Henry installed an electric starter in the 1911 models.
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More spring questions
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: More spring questions

Thanks! I didn't have a clear picture of the leaf with the end rolled up.

Do I need to drill a hole for the locating tab in the clip?
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More spring questions
Replies: 4
Views: 786

More spring questions

Do the retaining bolts for the spring clips go above or below the spring? I have seen both. Are there multiple types of spring clips? With and without locating tabs. I recently disassembled a "24" front spring and found the clips had locating tabs while the corresponding spring leaf did not have loc...
by Tmodelt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 21" front wheels and rims
Replies: 2
Views: 648

WTB: 21" front wheels and rims

Need two 21" front wheels and rims. They don't need to be perfect, just usable (suitable) for use on a trailer.
by Tmodelt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: Model T fan assembly

The fan is riveted onto a brass hub/flange. It is the only one that I have run across like this as I am into the "new/modern" Model Ts. All 3 of mine would be considered "Frankenstein" cars. I was recently informed that my 23 Roadster had incorrect wheels and tires. My 26 Boattail will make every pu...
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: Model T fan assembly

Fan bracket is iron and similar to the brass one listed in the Lamb's catalogue that fits 11 - 16. The number that I find cast in it appear to be 7604A. Any guesses?
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T fan assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Model T fan assembly

During Spring cleaning of the garage, I found a complete fan assembly. The blades (4 individual pieces) are riveted onto a brass sheave with 4 rivets each. I have only found one photo through a supplier that lists it as an 09 -16. Is this correct? Any idea as to value? Most of what I have been findi...
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing T 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Racing T 1911

Soooo,

Mr. Rowland Winn took the win? Ha!

Kim R.Wynn
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire chains on my Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Tire chains on my Roadster

Thanks Dennis. I learn something new every day. I was more intrigued with the box, but now I also have a reason to mount my skis to the front. I have skis but no tracks.
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tire chains on my Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Tire chains on my Roadster

I just rescued a pair of Dreadnought tire chains, complete with box. The box is marked 4.40 x 29 balloon. They fit snugly in my 4.40 x 21 tires on my 23 Roadster. Does anyone know their value?
Box side
Box side
Box top
Box top
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T aluminum locking steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Model T aluminum locking steering wheel

Should I turn the heat on under the fryer to keep water hot? Just got 2 new keys cut. The locksmith made sure lock and key worked.
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T aluminum locking steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Model T aluminum locking steering wheel

All thoughts / ideas welcome. The aluminum spider has been painted white with what looks like house paint. The rim will be replaced. What would be the easiest / fastest way to remove this paint without affecting the locking mechanism? I don't plan on polishing. Thanks
by Tmodelt
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Martin Perry Body Dump Truck
Replies: 7
Views: 5249

Re: 1926 Martin Perry Body Dump Truck

Is Martin Perry the maker of the cab or dump bed? I am looking for an old hand operated Anthony dump bed that was produced in Streator, Illinois.
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankcase ventilation
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Crankcase ventilation

I would only be guessing and I don't want to be included in the "well meaning but misinformed"group. I am with Larry. It has to be the air intake for the carb to function correctly. This setup would also supply the venturi effect to aid in drawing the oily air / gasses of combustion mixture into the...
by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Can anyone tell what type of band material this is?

Asbestos is a carcinogen when dry and in a "friable " condition (pulverized / dust). If these bands are in fact asbestos, they can't be disposed of in your normal trash.
by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 5751

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

They can't make change without a calculator either.
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing a trailor?
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Towing a trailor?

Is the issue with the tail wagging the dog or transmission internals? Didn't the Vintage Ford magazine do a cover story many years ago about "Billy Pubah" (sp) and his TT hauling a Model T racer on back? I plan on building a single axle trailer using T wheels and springs. All that I plan on hauling ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????
Replies: 23
Views: 3092

Re: Who decides what is "OFF TOPIC" and what is not about Model T????

Don't feel alone. I asked about Bob's Antique Auto in Loves Park, IL and the Midwest Flooding to see if they were ok and it got "booted" by someone to the OT section also. Very disappointed.
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Who decides OT and moved thread?
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Who decides OT and moved thread?

Recently posted a thread concerning a fellow Model T guy and parts supplier. Who and why was this determined to be OT? I don't know how many people read OT treads but I don't. It would have been nice if whomever moved it would have let me know so that when I went looking for it, I didn't waste my ti...
by Tmodelt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Midwest Flooding
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Midwest Flooding

Has anyone recently talked to anyone at Bob's Antique Auto Parts in Loves Park, IL? Just saw video of sever flooding there. I normally order my Model T parts though them.

I hope and pray that they haven't been effected. They are nice people to deal with.
by Tmodelt
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust in water jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Re: Rust in water jackets

The last time that I had to be with glass beads on flat surfaces, I used duct tape to cover finished surfaces. The glass beads "bounced" off the tape as long as I wasn't directly blasting on the tape.

You might try wet soda blasting.
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snowmobile Ski
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: Snowmobile Ski

There was a complete set on eBay last week with a couple of photos.
by Tmodelt
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Relocating The Hand/Emergency Brake
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Relocating The Hand/Emergency Brake

I left the quadrant and ratchet in it's factory installed location but took the "rosebud" to it and placed 2 45° bends (out and back up) in it. This moved it outboard and gave me leg room while also effectively shortening the handle length on my 27 Speedster. This made the handle look more in propor...
by Tmodelt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT- Ethanol-Free Gas Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: OT- Ethanol-Free Gas Question

I was informed MANY years ago by a bulk fuel distributor that color was added to show that it was street legal (road usage tax paid). I know here in "The Land of Lincoln" that diesel fuel is done that way. Bulk fuel used for non-road use equipment (tractors / heavy equipment) does not have dye added...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 3644

Re: Virginia State Inspection

Tom, I sent you an email thru the club with info my brother gave me. Call up VS Motor Vehicle Code 462-xxxx. He said to start at section 1157. He also questioned the officer's knowledge of the code because with that rational, one could never pass inspection on a "hot rod" with aftermarket equipment ...
by Tmodelt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 32
Views: 3644

Re: Virginia State Inspection

What is with the "cop" bashing? My brother is a retired police officer in VA. In his defense, in the 25+ years that he served, he issued only one traffic ticket to a truck driver (a lot of warnings) due to not wanting to effect their livelihood. The one was the same driver on a different infraction ...
by Tmodelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: maximum cylinder bore
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: maximum cylinder bore

I don't think Grandpa would have kept any Chevrolet parts. Sac-religious to him!!! He had a several Model Ts and Model As. One was a 28 full cab pickup with a Model B engine. It was fun to pass people at highway speed out on the interstate. I made an assumption. I will have to make a trip back out t...