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by Harry Lillo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE: poor condition, 1152880 Engine, transmission, pedals, brake, radiator, et al
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: FOR SALE: poor condition, 1152880 Engine, transmission, pedals, brake, radiator, et al

Is that a Bosch DU4 magneto and three gear front drive plate I see on this engine?
Must be some value there.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Balancing...Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Crankshaft Balancing...Part II

Just got my balanced rotating engine assembly back from the machine shop. The stock crank was previously balanced by itself. The magnets were weighed and placed to best statically balance (offsetting weights). It came back with five drilled 3/8 drilled holes. The deepest was about 1/2 inch. Three we...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: How can I know that my trailer's electric brakes are actually working?

All great responses above. If you simply want to know if they are engaging or not do an audio check. Have someone listen close to the wheel to hear if the brake is coming on when the brake pedal is pressed down. Different brakes make different sounds. On one of my trailers I can hear it from the tru...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?

Someone with more experience may have better information. I really couldn't find much information on mixing ratios when I started using the soluble oil/water blend in my T's. I have used it for five driving seasons. I use about 3/4 to 1 cup in each engine. It gives an ugly chocolate brown mixture wh...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1615

Re: sure mike cranks

Thanks Allan, I am not looking ahead to number three either. We actually have a Broken T Crankshaft Club here in Calgary with about 10 members. Jay K was an honorary member and was allowed to wear the jacket. It looks like we have two separate issues here; One is crankshafts breaking and forcing the...
by Harry Lillo
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1615

Re: sure mike cranks

I have broken two crankshafts in the same block. The first crankshaft broke as we were climbing Mount Hood on a MTFCA Tour out of Portland. The fracture was on the front radius of the rear main. Other than some crunching noises and no power transfer to the transmission there was little damage. With ...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roughest car you have ever restored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1156

Re: roughest car you have ever restored?

Here are some before and after pictures of my original Model T dirt track racer that lay in an open field from 1946 to 2010. I was able to salvage and use about 90% of the original racer.
by Harry Lillo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Local club member buys a Model T... two years older than him!
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Local club member buys a Model T... two years older than him!

Chris, That is great.
We will have to get him on one of our tours this summer.
He can team up with Roy Gale and his Model T from Medicine Hat. Roy turned 100 this year.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T AMBULANCE
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: MODEL T AMBULANCE

Good to see someone from the north country posting here. I grew up at Kinuso, just down the road from you. I am still storing a bunch of T parts at our farm there, although I now live in Calgary. Some of those parts will be for sale soon so let me know what direction you intend to go in terms of yea...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Helping a Friend in Need, Modifying a Model A Radiator Shell
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Helping a Friend in Need, Modifying a Model A Radiator Shell

Would a 1/16 disc not generate less heat buildup?
Perhaps you were looking for a wider cut with the 1/8th disc to better accommodate your hand shearing.
Well done.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: How do I use this?

Tim,
I had a radiator lacing package with the number 4060-5 on it and thought there may have been an mistake on his numbering.
Jonah assures us the package says 4060 S. Not sure what he has there?
Maybe a picture would help.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: How do I use this?

Tim,
I had a radiator lacing package with the number 4060-5 on it and thought there may have been an mistake on his numbering.
Jonah assures us the package says 4060 S. Not sure what he has there?
Maybe a picture would help.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: How do I use this?

You may want to check to see if the number is 4060-5 as opposed to 4060 S?
If so it is Radiator shell lacing.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery carrier tool...old school
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Battery carrier tool...old school

I wonder if this tool was a link used to connect two batteries for series battery charging? I have seen pictures where a number of batteries were hooked in series for charging at charging stations. Few people had their own battery chargers. We never even had electricity at our house until 1967. If o...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Matching Grant for the MTFCA ends on Tue Nov 10, 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Matching Grant for the MTFCA ends on Tue Nov 10, 2020

Maybe we should start a challenge here to determine how many Model T clubs have donated to this cause?
I will start........ Our little Foothills Model T Club in Calgary Alberta made a contribution this past Friday.
Has your Club donated????
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Looking for used parts for a backhoe??
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Looking for used parts for a backhoe??

There are a number of tractor wrecking yards here in Alberta. Depending on the size and weight of the part needed they may be able to help you. I have used Westlock Tractor parts and found them to be good. One of our T members here in Alberta who just turned 100 started a tractor wrecking business i...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Bob Rankin, McMinnville Oregon, Rose City Model T Club, Northwest Vintage Speedsters
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: RIP Bob Rankin, McMinnville Oregon, Rose City Model T Club, Northwest Vintage Speedsters

Our condolences to Marietta and family.
We first met the Rankin's on MTFCA tours in the late 80's and joined them and others from the Rose City Club
on National and International tours as well as NWVS runs over the years.
May Bob rest in peace......... Harry and Rosalie Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: blown head gasket?
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: blown head gasket?

Three of us once changed a head gasket on a 27 Fordor in 22 minutes on the side of the road. We were on a tour with no back up trouble truck on our leg of a 250 mile run. Roy Fulton's car started pouring out mountains of white "smoke" which was actually steam. I had a spare gasket under my seat so w...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

Tom, You may need to provide us a bit more information as to your motive here. Why did you pull the head? If you are looking for evidence to prove or disprove the seller sold you a car with a rebuilt engine, yes you would have to tear it down. If you want to satisfy yourself it is drivable you have ...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Re: Whack em apart, glue em back together, Stromberg OF

Kevin, I an intrigued by the chemical solution to extract a broken tap or ezee-out. When I looked at the information you provided I found: "Do not use on substrates of magnesium, high-carbon tool steels, Chrome-Moly 4130 or 4140, cast iron, brass, bronze, copper alloys or zinc." What can it be used ...
by Harry Lillo
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T governor fan
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Model T governor fan

I have a NORS fan governor that I originally bought for my two cylinder Model T tractor.
Plans have changed and I will not be using it.
It is for sale if you or anyone else is interested.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1769

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I grew up in Northern Alberta, far from most of the population in the Province or the continent. We had an elderly man Joe Stone who drove his 1927 Model T touring as his only transportation until 1969 or 70. Prior to that he drove his Fordson tractor the 4 miles into town. The tractor was easy for ...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

Thank you for your thoughts on this guys. I have had two ZR4's offered to me but the cost was approaching the value of my engine. It appears that not too many have ran two independent ignition systems. It would create some interesting eye candy for those who like go fast engines. I doubt there will ...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

I have two twin sparkplug per cylinder heads, one OHV and a flathead. i have been playing around with some different ignition systems to fire these. I am familiar with the modern twin ignition systems and actually have a 4 cylinder Du Coil set up that I could use. I am looking for something unique a...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2533

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

When we look at the cylinder spacing on a Model T we see the spacing between the front pair 1/2 and rear pair 3/4 are the same. The spacing between 2 and 3 however is quite a bit greater. This compounds the problem in finding a modern head that would fit this configuration. I recall that someone tak...
by Harry Lillo
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 1193

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

Peter, you are correct about the lights sliding out and then lighting up. It is quite a complex system. The mechanical action is actually caused by a vacuum switch that causes a tube to slide inside another. When it hits its outer limit, that completes an electrical circuit, and the light comes on. ...
by Harry Lillo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Speedster Adventure!
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Another Speedster Adventure!

It was great to see Chris and Jerry out for our Foothills Model T event on Saturday. We had close to 50 people and 15 cars. Barry Proctor cooked 50 pounds of Mexican Discada along with a few dozen smokies. No one went hungry. These guys have turned into hard core T touring folks. Hopefully they were...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I would like to know other's experience in simply powder coating the leaves before assembling the springs? Having two slippery coated surfaces provides nice spring action. I did so in 1995 on my white speedster (white springs) and it has lasted very well for me. Since that time I have done other T's...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

Tomorrow our Calgary Club is hosting its annual Inspection, "Driving School" and Car games day. We are expecting 50 or more people with around 20 Model T's. The forecast temperature is around 85 F. On Sunday and Monday the weatherman is predicting frost and possibly snow here in Southern Alberta. Lo...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1910-1912 Brass Horn
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: WTB: 1910-1912 Brass Horn

I have an extremely nice (almost perfect) Rubes triple twist. It is complete from bulb to front brass screen.
I sent you an email last night.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: trailer design

One thing I learned from an old trailer builder was to lead the right side (ditch side) axle by about 1/4 to 3/8 inch.
He believed it would help to compensate for the crown in the road.
I have built two this way and they track very well.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Model T'ers

We took this video on Canada Day but just got it edited and posted today. Here is the link to the startup of the Faultless body Roof Type C engine with a run down the back roads. We thought it was appropriate that the car is red. Happy 4th of July to our friends down south. https://youtu.be/O7pT1EFH...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Hunter Model T starter
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Hunter Model T starter

I have a couple of different remote starters.
One is interesting in that it is a kick starter.
The starter is similar in shape to the existing pedals.
Makes the T a four pedal car!!
by Harry Lillo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: RARE ANTIQUE STEWART TIRE PUMP MODEL 108-S for MODEL T FORD June 1914
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: RARE ANTIQUE STEWART TIRE PUMP MODEL 108-S for MODEL T FORD June 1914

I have looked at these in the past, but admit that I never figured out where they would sit in a T engine bay
Also, what does that gear run up against?
Does anyone have a picture or original Ad?
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 2612

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

If you can find the Howell's product you are looking for in their eBay store you will get prompt shipping.
I have had the same experience in dealing with them directly. I rarely buy through the eBay stores if I can purchase
the product from the manufacturer but make the exception with them.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale

Still available for your T
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sat May 30, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale

Price reduced to $425 shipped to you anywhere in North America.
This is one of the nicest brass speedometers I have seen.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 6619

Re: Ford history questions

Mark, people listened to their radio using two dry cell batteries; an A and a B cell. The A cell was a low voltage battery with six to twelve volts. The B cell was the high voltage being from 22.5 to 135 volts. Later on some of these radios used different dry cell voltage configurations. The "light ...
by Harry Lillo
Tue May 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor

SOLD.............Thank you MTFCA
by Harry Lillo
Sun May 24, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale

Here are more pictures of the Jones brass speedometer
by Harry Lillo
Sun May 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Jones Speedometer for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Brass Jones Speedometer for sale

Beautiful 50 MPH Jones brass speedometer with angle mount. Dial moves when turned by hand. There are no cracks or dents in the case or bezel. The reset works. Price $475 with shipping within continental North America, international shipping at cost.
by Harry Lillo
Sun May 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor

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by Harry Lillo
Sat May 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale Stromberg OF carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

For sale Stromberg OF carburetor

Very nice Stromberg OF carburetor for sale $375 delivered anywhere in continental North America. This is an unmolested example with the incorrect float nut and some distortion on the name plate that will need attention. The float and internals appear to be very clean. The return spring for the choke...
by Harry Lillo
Sat May 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetors for non stock engine
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: Carburetors for non stock engine

Here is an opportunity for you to do some fun testing. I would start out running the NH straight-through side-draft Holley. Get a good feel for the car and take the bugs out of all the systems. Once you have it running well, switch out to the Winfield type updraft with the Zenith. You haven't specif...
by Harry Lillo
Mon May 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rare Boyco running board cans
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: Rare Boyco running board cans

Rene, I have a set of these on my 22 depot hack. The original decal says Boyce Manufacturing Company Los Angeles with a BOYCO logos in each corner. Yours may also have the pull out brass pour spouts under those knurled caps. I don't get out much, but this is the only other set that I have ever seen....
by Harry Lillo
Sun May 17, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project
Replies: 23
Views: 2466

Re: Speedster project

Nostalgia Sid's in Guthrie OK has done some T dropped axles for me.
I have been very satisfied with the work he did.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: Paint for hood.

Ask your paint supplier about other PPG lines they might carry as well. I have used Concept and agree that it is nice paint to use. I have also used their PPG Fleetline which is more economical and provides a lovely finish. I don;t believe you have not mentioned the colour you are matching. Is it bl...
by Harry Lillo
Mon May 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear lowering brackets
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Re: Rear lowering brackets

Another solution is to make a new rear main leaf with reversed eyes and a lower arch. I have two cars running with this setup. It gives you about a four inch drop. The remaining leaves need to be re-arched in a hydraulic press which takes some time but is worth the effort. We are fortunate to have a...
by Harry Lillo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: Ford NH vs Holley NH Differences

For those of us who have Model T's made in Canada (domestic or export ), does anyone have an NH carb body that says Made in Canada? I have looked at over a dozen bodies that I have here and none of mine say Made in Canada. Some do say Made in USA. Could all the NH production have originated in the U...
by Harry Lillo
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: Cushion spring gap

Paul, I believe you made a very specific request for the Mike Vaughn article on pages 18 and 19 of the January/February Vintage Ford magazine. Did anyone send a copy to you yet? It is a very well written article. I have it open in front of me and may be able to scan and send it to you if you still n...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Axle Alignment Tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Front Axle Alignment Tools

I have used twin tapered collars with thumbscrews on 3/8 rods for many years. Very similar to the picture above.
You can tell immediately if the axle is twisted. Very easy and quick to turn out on your lathe.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 3330

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

Yesterday I was able to attend the webinar. I would like to provide my perspective on it. I believe it achieved three objectives: 1) Demonstrated the technology can be used for our purposes. While each of us have different computer platforms and a variety of accessories, everyone could participate t...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Shade Tree Cam End Float Fix - Adjustable Too :-)

Brilliant solution and extraordinarily simple!
I enjoy seeing solutions like this,
Harry.
by Harry Lillo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Larry, I have had speedometers on my Model T's since the 1980's. I have both the Al Murray conversions and the original Stewart chain links. The original chain cables have given me some problems. I took care to select a good outer housing and good links. I have a good selection of original ends so d...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

I have attempted to contact Al for some cables at 425 487 1902 which is the number on his website.
A message comes on saying the call cannot be completed.
Has anyone else been able to get through recently?
Harry Lillo Calgary
by Harry Lillo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2690

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

From the look of the trees this looks like an early spring trip.
The depth of the ruts makes it look like the ground might be frozen underneath with a bit of mud on top of that frost.
He probably left on the frost in the morning with a much heavier coat over his suit and no mud on the road.
by Harry Lillo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for a specific Stewart After Market speedo swivel
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Looking for a specific Stewart After Market speedo swivel

I believe that is a FWS speedometer swivel.
It is different from a Stewart.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 4416

Re: Camping with a T

Robb is a true craftsman, both his woodworking and his Model T restoration skills are there with the best. You can see the level of detail in one image with the wood and handmade metal hardware. Those of you who attended the 2015 Jubilee Tour here in the Calgary area may have seen his camper. We hav...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Re: Assembly Lube......what are you using??

John, Interesting comment on the castor oil. I have an original Faultless board track racer with a 16 valve Type C ROOF overhead. When I asked what the previous owner had used for lubricating the valve system I was told the Ford oil can on the firewall had always been filled with castor oil for this...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Re: Assembly Lube......what are you using??

My son and I rebuilt a Porsche engine a number of years ago. We used white Lithium assembly lube. The engine sat for a couple of years as the body was modified and completed. When we went to start the engine it was seized solid. The tear-down showed the lube had hardened and kept the engine from tur...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Assembly Lube......what are you using??

I would like to know what members are using for assembly lube in their engines?
In particular, for engines that are built and then stored for some time before being used.
Thank you, Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 valve Rajo and an OF.
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: 4 valve Rajo and an OF.

I realize the initial question related to the flow capability of the OF carb with a 4 valve RAJO. I have run OF, Winfield as well as NH singles on a hot flathead engine. In my opinion as single OF will not flow enough to keep the 4 valve happy. I am just finishing up a 4 valve RAJO engine and have s...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: Bosch DU4

I have a 13 T speedster with a Bosch DU4 side drive/ no impulse. No starter so you have to flip it fairly quickly to start. With the Sherman Superfire head and Winfield carb it was a bit tougher to start. I changed out to a stock (milled) 13 head and Holley carb for the 2008 Centennial. Much easier ...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Universal Car image
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: Ford Universal Car image

Thank you for the responses to date. Our local foundry has the CNC capability to create the master pattern.A number of members are familiar with 3D scanning and printing. The foundry would create the master pattern for us then we would get a minimum of 50 toppers cast . We have seen what is availabl...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Universal Car image
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Ford Universal Car image

Our Foothills Model T Club in Calgary has taken on a winter project to make some license plate toppers. One approach is to use our Club's logo as a basis. It is essentially the early Ford "The universal Car" image with our Club's name on it. That image is the 1910 to 1918 flying or winged pyramid. T...
by Harry Lillo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?

You have a desirable combination of features you will want to feature such as the body (as Walt points out) and also the wheels and Model 20 E&J headlights. These headlights alone can bring over $1500. There are likely other features that don't show up in the pictures.
Nice speedster!!!!
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bucket seat covering
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: Bucket seat covering

Tyrone, perhaps a more important question is how others support the edges of the metal. I have two sets that I built a wood framework around the inside edges to support the back and properly attach the material. It ended up being about a 1 1/2 inch by two inch curved piece.With the compound curves i...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

Allan, I believe we competed against you at Post Falls but made a pretty poor showing compared to you and others. It is really amazing how the car comes together in competition. Hopefully it is still around. In Richmond we purposely primed the engine while assembling, then everyone stood back at the...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Building a T in 9 min. Fun Sunday morning video

I have been privileged to have been on three different Model T quick build teams. The last was the 2008 Centennial in Indiana. The Canadian team from Calgary wanted to demonstrate to the world how to build a T with mitts and tougues. It was hot in that 100 degree Indiana summer. Our Canadian Beer br...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

Here is a trailer to the movie Passchendaele. It is a 2008 movie shot locally. A number of our local Model T club members participated the making of this movie. I had two of my T's in it. The T's show up at the beginning of this trailer. Half a million soldiers died in this Belgian village battle in...
by Harry Lillo
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

As Dick stated we in Canada remember our fallen heroes on November 11th. It is a national holiday with the exception of a couple of provinces. We wear red poppies to commemorate those who served or those who fell in the service of their country. Almost every centre, small and large, has a Remembranc...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

Was warm enough to check my sea can for parts today. Yes I do have on of these lights. It appears to be tin or cadmium plated then brushed over with flat black paint. Good possibility it was military. If you needed more it might be worthwhile scanning this one to replicate it with a 3D printer. This...
by Harry Lillo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Grif-Ho Non Glare Dash Light

I believe I have one of these.
As soon as it warms up I will check for you.
It was a cool light so I bought it thinking it would look good in my PACO speedster.
If it fits your aircraft restoration it should be in that aircraft.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 3481

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Here is another side to Ron. As the article says, charity doesn't only mean giving money.
Ron gave freely of his time as well; in this case wildlife conservation.
http://www.pfcalgary.ca/ron-carey-named-chair-for-2019/
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 3481

Re: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Here is a small insight about Ron's collections.
He started collecting gas pumps and signs before anyone thought they were collectible.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-d ... e23279136/
by Harry Lillo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton
Replies: 14
Views: 3481

Ron Carey Dies in London to Brighton

Ron Carey from Calgary was killed in an accident during the London to Brighton rally earlier today.
I believe he was driving an 03 Knox when hit by a truck.
Reports say he had gotten off the route and was hit on the motorway by a lorry.
His wife was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries.
by Harry Lillo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who D.A.T. Ignition System
Replies: 33
Views: 5888

Re: Who D.A.T. Ignition System

If anyone is interested I have an original Bosch bracket as shown above.
I offered it to Art but he was far enough along on his project it didn't make sense for him to change direction.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 2193

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

You are one click away from the names and locations of 15 international Model T clubs listed on this MTFCA website.
It also lists all the MTFCA American clubs.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Mon May 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Original Ames Speedster Deck Skin
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: For Sale - Original Ames Speedster Deck Skin

I am trying to picture where exactly this would fit on the Ames speedster body?
Could you help me out?
Thank you,
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun May 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Dill adjustable valve stem covers
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: WTB - Dill adjustable valve stem covers

These also cover up the rubber valve stems and really finish off the look of the wheels.
I have three sets on different cars and like the look of them particularly with wood wheels.
Are yours nickle or brass finished?
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone powder coated their running boards?
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: Has anyone powder coated their running boards?

I had the running boards on my white speedster powder coated in 1995 and the tops of the diamonds are starting to show some wear now. This car has seen lots of use since I built it. If the running boards were black I am not sure you would even see this wear. In my mind the only way to go. About half...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

One document that gets checked occasionally at the border, both ways, is your trailer registration. If your trailer is insured you may want to bring that document as well. There is mandatory automobile insurance in Canada. This would be for your tow vehicle and Model T. There is no mandatory insuran...
by Harry Lillo
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

I measured the body at its widest point and it is just over 34 inches at the upper body(just ahead of the seat).
I would guess it is under 33 inches at the wood base as the body slants slightly outward toward the top.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

When you look closely at the grill shell you can see that it is not symmetrical. The opening is bigger on one side. The guy cutting the pieces was not the sharpest cutter. I could of corrected it but left it as the original.The shell is actually made from seven separate pieces. From its racing days ...
by Harry Lillo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

Thank you Randy for posting the pictures. We had a fire in our home recently and my internet service has not been fully restored. The first picture shows the height of the original grill shell above a 27 radiator. It was designed to make the car look larger and more impressive. You got your $38 wort...
by Harry Lillo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

From what I understand there were variances in the Faultless bodies. One is width; mine appears to be the narrow bodied version. The second is the crown on the cowl. the green and cream coloured one in the images above has quite a rounded cowl. This is similar to mine. The others have a flatter styl...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

I have an original Faultless bodied racer that campaigned the board tracks in the Eastern US. Other than the body being painted a couple of times it retains its original wood framing. You can see the closely spaced nails that connect the tail to the main body section. It also has its original grill ...
by Harry Lillo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Neville sliding steering wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: WTB: Neville sliding steering wheel

I have one that I would be prepared to sell.
It is in nice condition with solid wood joints.
I am asking $340 for it.
I will be away from my computer until Sunday as we are going to a local Alberta swap meet.
Harry Lillo
by Harry Lillo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb Heat
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: Carb Heat

John,
In a previous thread I believe you said you are running a Model A engine in this car.
Did the Model A's have a carb heater similar to the Model T's? I am not particularly familiar
with Model A engines but don't recall seeing one before.
Harry
by Harry Lillo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3258

Re: How to get the ladies interested !!!!!

Our Foothills Model T Club here in Calgary has had this very item on our meeting agenda for the past two meetings. We have asked for feedback from members (in particular the ladies) and a number of the feedback items have been echoed above. We have also planed to substitute our June President's tour...
by Harry Lillo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 69
Views: 9230

Re: Race Car Project

What year is the engine? Looks a little later than a T engine?
I like your tail section.....
Harry