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by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 intake manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: 1915 intake manifold

Here is the intake manifold that is on the car that Kim once owned, and is the manifold that Chris is seeking:
1915 centerdoor engine.jpg
Chris do you have a longer hot air stove, or are you looking for that, too?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Coil ring sealant

Andre-
Nice work.
What product did you use on the ribbon to insulate between each layer of the windings?
I rewound one of these 30+ years ago and used Dolph's insulating spray varnish.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

I played with the image a little to clean it up.
Kulick dash tank 2.1.jpg
It looks like the dash tank shroud is held on with two bolts on top.
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Rob- I looks to me like the "dash tank" extends about 6" past the dash. It looks like this trim piece goes on the sloping top and it is an access cover to get to the back cylinders hidden by the wooden shroud. Just take out the four wood screw and you have 4" hole to reach in and access the hidden c...
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Mike- I think you have the right plan. We look forward to the return of your body! Be sure to slip in a piece of anti-rattle cardboard before you do the upholstery and for goodness sake, TAKE SOME PICTURES! When I did my back seat upholstery nearly 30 years ago I happened to think of taking some sna...
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Mike- I think the top of your backrest spring is too high. Here is my 1919: 1919 back seat 5 - Copy.jpg The bottom of the spring assemble should be just above the upholstery tack strip along the bottom of the seat. Evough clearance so the frame of the lower cushion spring fits below the backrest spr...
by KWTownsend
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: 1917 Upholstery

Here is the back seat of my 1919 touring...
1919 back seat 1 - Copy.jpg
1919 back seat 7.jpg
1919 back seat 5 - Copy.jpg
1919 back seat restoration.jpg
1919 Keith upholstery.jpg
Seat springs from Snyder's.

I hope these images from snapshots from the early 1990's help!

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bamboo Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Bamboo Model T

Ray,
When I saw the subject title, "Bamboo Model T" Gilligan's car is the first thing I thought of!
Great minds...

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Ignition Keys

Stu-
I believe the sideways diamond is for Briggs and Stratton aka BASCO.
BASCO logo.jpg
BASCO logo.jpg (17.15 KiB) Viewed 463 times
horn-headlight combo switch BASCO.jpg
horn-headlight combo switch BASCO.jpg (29.71 KiB) Viewed 463 times
key with diamond.jpg
Ford key board.jpg
: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 28
Views: 1225

Re: Radiator Caps

I have two high-fin radiator caps. One I believe to be original and one I believe to be reproduction. They are both cast brass. I have never seen a stamped high-fin radiator cap. Would you please post some detailed pictures of yours, Larry? In regard to the stamped low-fin radiator caps of post-1912...
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

I had thought I messed up something on my computer and sent an email to Jeff wondering why old posts were at the top.
Now I know what a "stickey" is. I learned something today!

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Horns???

Bill-
I think I have one of those horns stashed away.
I'll take a look and send you a message.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5559

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

Susanne,
For some of us, you will always be Bay Bridge Sue.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Dark Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: 1913 Dark Blue

IMHO, DB 904 is a pretty blue. Here is Russ' car: 1913 Russ Furstnow.jpg But if you want people is ask, "is that black or is it blue?" then DB 332 is your color choice. It was my choice! 1911 firemans breakfast.jpg Looks black here! but... 1911 Bainbridge Island.jpg Looks blue here! Get samples of b...
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford Special Speedometer head
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Wanted: Ford Special Speedometer head

I am looking for a Ford Special speedometer head for my 1915 that looks good and is in serviceable condition.

I'd prefer one with the sweeping needle and the Ford winged pyramid like on this Johns-Manville:
Johns Mansfield 3.jpg
Let me know whatcha got!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Portland Swap Meet Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Portland Swap Meet Cancelled

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BAN OF ORGANIZED EVENTS WITH OVER 250 PERSONS ANNOUNCED BY OREGON GOVERNOR KATE BROWN WE REGRETFULLY ARE FORCED TO CANCEL THE 2020 PORTLAND SWAP MEET AT THE PORTLAND EXPO CENTER.
by KWTownsend
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns Manville speedo
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Johns Manville speedo

This is my John Mansville speedometer head that I plan to put on my 1915. Is there something missing here or has someone modified something? Other images I have seen on the interweb show a protrusion coming down from the bottom.
20200312_124053.jpg
by KWTownsend
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for those who use a top boot
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Question for those who use a top boot

When you take off and put on your top boot, do you loosen and tighten some sort of tension adjusting strap? Or once a tension adjuster is set, do you ever move it? I'm not worried about "what is original," I'm wondering about functionality. Do I need an adjustment to loosen and tighten each strap, o...
by KWTownsend
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Research in Detroit-1911(?) T police cars. Right hand drive?

Fire engines remained right-hand drive for many more years than passenger cars or even other heavy trucks. The story I heard was with the driver on the right side of the rig it was easier to get proper placement in relationship to a fire hydrant. Maybe they just wanted the chief car to have the same...
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Complete Stewart Speedometer at Chickasha
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Complete Stewart Speedometer at Chickasha

Interested in the other cable. Email sent.
by KWTownsend
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: radiator prices

I have never had a Berg Radiator, but do have a Brassworks. I also have used original, re-cored, and a mystery modern reproduction. I too noticed the very competitive pricing between Berg and Brassworks. Ford always had a primary supplier and a secondary supplier. I'm glad that we still have the opt...
by KWTownsend
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hubcap and Spindle thread chaser.
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Hubcap and Spindle thread chaser.

I have never seen one before.
You could make your money back by renting it out!
by KWTownsend
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Spark plug thread

Adrian, Those are all characteristics of a late 1911 engine. Including the seven rivet pan (which should have a small reinforcement on the bottom by the fourth main) and the bottom inspection covert will have an embossed outer edge. The hot air pipe is the style used from about 1913-1915. The 1911 h...
by KWTownsend
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Original 1911 Model T Hubcaps
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: WTB Original 1911 Model T Hubcaps

Bob
Two types of hubcaps were used in 1911.
Are you looking for pre July or post July 1911?
Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS BRASS PETCOCKS
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: FS BRASS PETCOCKS

Mark,
Do you have any with 1/16" pipe thread?
Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1911 Horn, Heinze Coil Box, E & J Coil Box.
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: WTB 1911 Horn, Heinze Coil Box, E & J Coil Box.

I have a couple of Heinz coil boxes.
by KWTownsend
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Pedal Shaft Seals

I have used a large tapered reamer and chamfered out the pedal cams and used regular O rings in the past.
Bob, please tell us about the seals you use and your installation technique.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Future meets the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: The Future meets the Past

Philip-
This is so cool.
I wonder what Model T could be reproduced using a 3-D printer?
Maybe the hard rubber ignition switch? Terminal block? Combination horn button/headlight switch?
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Coil Repair

Bob,
Like you, I too use wooden filler blocks to conserve tar.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

Thanks for the input. I will plan to have the outer straps attached to the top part of the boot, and will move them out about 2" I would welcome on construction of the straps. 1" wide? Should I use the same material as the boot fabric? I think woven cotton might stretch or shrink. Maybe woven nylon?...
by KWTownsend
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

I agree. If the outer straps were attached to the top of the cover, I would move them out another inch or two. However, with the top strap configuration that I am asking about (the outer straps attached to the lower part of the cover) the straps need to be close together enough so they can pass betw...
by KWTownsend
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

Many of you have been following my quest to come up with a top boot that will serve my 1911 touring car. I am designing a pattern and Mike at Classtique will stitch it together for me. My question is about the straps. pattern straps.jpg It will have three straps. One in the center and the other two ...
by KWTownsend
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS EARLY CHAMPION X SPARKPLUG NOS
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: FS EARLY CHAMPION X SPARKPLUG NOS

Mark,
Are you sure you sold it to Larry, or was it his hacker?
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAC's hogging tbay
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

Re: MAC's hogging tbay

I usually use the settings to search for "used" parts unless I am specifically looking for something "new".

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Epic Vintage Ford Cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1307

Re: Epic Vintage Ford Cover

Richard, I was excited to see the Vintage Ford in today's mail, and recognized your artwork right away. When I told my wife, "This is a Rich Eagle painting, " she asked, "who is that?" I told her and showed her the gallery and she was really impressed. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful...
by KWTownsend
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: wood spokes

I know that spokes were originally and should be made out of hickory as hickory will bend in stead of shatter like oak will. I did not know that when I had my first set of wheels re-spoked. I had the wheels on my 1919 done is oak I've been driving on those wheels for 40 years now. Although I have se...
by KWTownsend
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919-20 Model T Invoices
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: 1919-20 Model T Invoices

Jeff-
It looks like the earliest car is 3244780, a Touring, which would have been July 18, 1919. Maybe considered a 1920 model?
I wonder what is the earliest 1919 open car equipped with a starter?

-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Peterson passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Roger Peterson passed away

Thank you Chris for passing along the information. Roger was a great guy. What a zeal for life! He and I served on the MTFCA board for a few years and Yvonne and I had the pleasure of socializing with him and Jan. We loved to hear him say that he "pahked the cah behind the bahn." Jan was quite the c...
by KWTownsend
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1037

Re: 1911 fender fit

You need to bend the fender irons.
by KWTownsend
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1037

Re: 1911 fender fit

Art-
The hole in the fender is for a screw to attach it to the underside on the body.
DSC04709.JPG
These photos are of the 1911 of the late Chad Champlin.
DSC04712.JPG
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early parts for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Early parts for sale

Larry
I'll email you some pictures.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford Special speedo set up
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Wanted: Ford Special speedo set up

I have a very nice Johns-Manville speedometer head that I would like to put on my 1915 runabout. However, all I have is the speedometer head.
I'm looking for all the parts need to make it work: road gear, drive gear, shaft... I need everything for correct 1915 set up. Thanks.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: serial number name plate 1st used?
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: serial number name plate 1st used?

Frank-
The images you a show are body numbers, assigned by the body manufacturer, not the serial number or Vehicle Identification Number assigned by Ford.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: serial number name plate 1st used?
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: serial number name plate 1st used?

John- It is probably there because someone from the DMV said there has to be a frame number for the vehicle to be licensed. The owner at the time complied and he was able to get his car titled and licensed. If it were my car here in the state of Orygun, I would take it off because there is no need f...
by KWTownsend
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

Other late 1911 cars:

s/n 82933 radiator: 92560
s/n 83913 radiator: 79259
s/n 86142 radiator: 97505

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

My late 1911 s/n 85xxx had radiator number 97152
1911 radiator tag .jpg
: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top boot
Replies: 4
Views: 396

top boot

I am working on a pattern for a top boot (or top cover) for my 1911 touring car. Top boots were not a provided with cars in 1911, but were available as an aftermarket item. I have been working on a design based upon original photos from the era, as well as an example of an original aftermarket top a...
by KWTownsend
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 1553

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Philip-
I don't have any dimensions, but found another picture. This is a view not often seen.
1909-10 roadster.jpg
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Radiator prices

I was curious about the construction of a Berg radiator, so I looked at the Berg's site and Brassworks site and found a surprise! For a flat tube 1917-1923 "low" radiator... $875 Berg's http://www.bergsradiator.com/modelt.html $825 Brassworks http://www.thebrassworks.net/shop/Reproduction-Radiators-...
by KWTownsend
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1271

Re: Radiator prices

oops. Hit a wrong button...
by KWTownsend
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in January?
Replies: 62
Views: 4653

Re: What have you done to your Model T in January?

I've been working on a pattern for a top cover for my 1911 touring. Since they were not a factory item, but were available aftermarket, I am taking some creative liberties. The cover is held in place by the Murphy fasteners on the top sockets that hold the side curtains in place. After I finish the ...
by KWTownsend
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 937

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

Joe- I generally let the seller set an asking price. If he says, "make me an offer." I tell him, "I would not want to insult you with a low offer." If he insists that I make an offer first, I give him a low offer. THEN, the seller will usually (finally) come up with a price and a starting place for ...
by KWTownsend
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 1553

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Kim-
Those are great pictures, Kim, but why did you post a picture of your thong?
by KWTownsend
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-18 data plates
Replies: 33
Views: 1165

Re: 1917-18 data plates

Darel-
I'd like a 1915 plate and a 1912 plate.
I'll send an e-mail
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Made some petcocks
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Made some petcocks

Nice work, Stan. I have two four-ball carburetors and one is threaded for the 1/16 pipe drain... which I do not have. However, I did found these: https://www.deboltmachine.com/products/1-16-drain-valve. 1-16 pipe drain valve.jpg They are not correct, but I am sure they are functional. I have not ord...
by KWTownsend
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: brass gas line from lamps to carbide tank

Colin- I believe the 1912 gas line along the frame is about the same as the 1911, however by 1912 they had begun to use the cross-over tube that was attached to the radiator. From the cross over tube to the lamps would just be the red rubber hose. Here is a 1913-1914 radiator with the cross-over tub...
by KWTownsend
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-18 data plates
Replies: 33
Views: 1165

Re: 1917-18 data plates

Darel-
Do you have any 1915 data plates? If so, are they a better representation than the current reproductions?
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Id?
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Head Id?

Rachel
It looks to me like a regular high head from 1918-1925. I don't see anything unusual.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And now something on the lighter side-Photo
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: And now something on the lighter side-Photo

...and the Dish ran away with the Spoon.
by KWTownsend
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

Mario-
I shaped the bows to fit into the sockets using a draw knife. It is a trial and error fitting process.
Here are some pictures of the wedge on the 4th bow when I did my top:
top bow wedge top.jpg
top bow wedge side.jpg
I have some other notes I will e-mail to you.

-Keith

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Wanted front hub ball bearing parts

Mark,
I have a coffee can full of ball bearing parts.
Give me a call.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Top Boot For 1911 runabout, Seat.Cushion
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: WTB Top Boot For 1911 runabout, Seat.Cushion

Bob
Top boots were not a factory item in 1911. There were aftermarket boots available.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: North East speedometer head
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: North East speedometer head

Andrew- I have never seen that type of speedometer on a 1915 car. There were a variety of manufacturers, but they were all the "Ford Special" variety. The unit you show looks to be from the late '20's or early '30's. Russ Furstnow might know about the North East Speedometer. The closed cowl 1915 bod...
by KWTownsend
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbide generator parts scematic or photos?
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Carbide generator parts scematic or photos?

Ross, pardon the thread drift, but I would be careful about using anything but calcium carbide and water. I don't think hydrogen peroxide itself is flammable. If hydrogen peroxide is mixed with calcium carbide, it forms acetylene and oxygen. Acetylene lamp burners have little air inlet holes in them...
by KWTownsend
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Mike- I, too, was tempted with some killer deals on leather, but I resisted the temptation. I would not buy any hides sight unseen unless it was from someone I know or a trusted individual who understands the needs and requirements of Model T upholstery work. I will hunt for my records and call you ...
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Michael- I got the leather from Tandy. They had some hides that were called euro upholstery chap leather hides. I would have to dig out my records to see the thickness and weight of them, and how many I bought. I think I bought five, but could have done it in four, including the door panels. Often o...
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

This is the last for now: Installing 5.jpg installing 3 smaller.jpg Installing 4.jpg Keith Upholstery.jpg Full disclosure: I made the patterns, found the leather, horsehair, ordered the uncovered upholstery prongs from the factory, found original capped upholstery nails, and got trim from Original L...
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

And a few more:
u cushion inder.jpg
u cushion sewn.jpg
u cushion top tufted.jpg
u front finished.jpg
old and new.jpg
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Michael-
Here are some more pics from my project:
front seat pattern.JPG
leather laid out.JPG
leather and pattern.JPG
Horsehair in box.jpg
u back seat 1.jpg
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by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Michael- I made the patterns for my upholstery for my late 1911 Beaudette bodied touring car. In my research from original upholstery, I have determined the cushion for the Beaudette is two diamonds deep and the Hayes three diamonds deep. Early 1911 used the wood frame seat, later in the year (on Be...
by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Mack
Start the engine tonight in the dark and look for stray sparks.
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Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 2980

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Keith & 1911 snow santa hat color.JPG
by KWTownsend
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Body Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Early Body Bolts

Hank- They are a 1/4-28 square head bolt, I think 1/2" across the flats. I don't know how thick the head should be. Although they are drilled for a cotter pin, they use square nuts! The parts catalogs say they are 9/16" long, RV says they should be 25/32" long. engine pan bolts 1912 catalog close.pn...
by KWTownsend
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Body Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Early Body Bolts

I would sure like to find some correct 3088 engine pan bolts & nuts.

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by KWTownsend
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Which hook for 1915?

Steve-
I have the type in your top photo on my 1915.
Forger hook used with cloth webbing.
Made by Anchor.

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by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 2980

Merry Christmas

I saw this photo on the interweb and I had to ask my son if he had been time traveling again:
Not Spencer Model T Christmas Tree.jpg
Merry Christmas!

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Keith

https://digital.library.wayne.edu/item/ ... rjgdqKhsTo
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''

I look forward to seeing some pictures!
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''

Mario- Here you go! The 3" tank, designated as a MC tank, was designed for use on MotorCycles. Acetylene MC tank 1913-reading-standard-4.jpg Sometimes those brackets were used to hold a handle and used as a plumber's torch: prestolite plumbers torch.jpg I designed and built this acetylene MC tank se...
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: WTB Prest-O-Lite Acetylene brackets 3''

Mario The MC tank does not use the same type of latching brackets. The were a bolt on bracket that generally mounted to handlebars. For what it is worth, the MC tank will work fine for a static display and short demonstration of acetylene headlamp operation, however for long term continuous use, you...
by KWTownsend
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

Chris- When I electrified my tail lamps I removed the burner assembly and adapted a modern socket to fit inside where the burner sits. I ran the wires through the opening where the wick adjustment knob was. The wires are neatly tucked in from below. On the other car I used a regular headlight socket...
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...
Replies: 22
Views: 1970

Re: A new shelter for my Speedster and a little contest...

I see a beautiful American LaFrance. What year and type?
What is the Chief's car? KisselKar?

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Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Phil Mino's website

Jason,
Thank you for restoring the website and preserving the car!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: Front crossmember spred

Yes.
I have done this with the engine in the car.
by KWTownsend
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winters ride
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Winters ride

Nice looking ride Steve! Better be carful with those slicks! I can remember driving home one time 40 years ago in the Pacific Northwest. We had a surprise snow storm that was really slippery. Since there storm was not in the forecast no one had chains or anything. I can remember that the freeway was...
by KWTownsend
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Jim,
That would be my assessment.
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Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

The tubes had a hard rubber cap on the ends, which generally fell off. In most photographs from the era, they are either missing or not visible.
Windshield rod end caps.JPG
by KWTownsend
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

For comparison, the "1912" hubcap (which was introduced in July 1911) and the 1913 hubcaps are essentially the same with the addition of MADE IN USA in 1913.
Hubcaps restored 3.jpg
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Larry- When Jim Kanne rebuilt the wheels, (before my time) I believe he used a larger sized ferrule in the hole in the felloe for the valve stem. I believe the rubber stem tubes I am currently using are Hartford. If I had original metal stems, I could use the valve stem nuts to hold the stem in plac...
by KWTownsend
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1917 Hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Jim,
Those would be 1914-1916. The hubcaps from 1917 Are the same design, but nickel plated. Some are made out of steel.

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by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

A side note, I choose Excelsior Tires because they have the smallest published diameter of any tires available with the exception of NON-SKIDS. However I drive my car a lot and needed tires that last longer than the NON SKIDS, Here is the difference between the new tires and my very old NON SKIDs. t...
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

Here is what I did for mounting Excelsior tires on my non-demountable wheels: Using the current rubber stem tubes, I was not able to get the two beads and stem inside the rim. So I notched them, like the old days. I used my tire valve stem tool to hold the valve stem in place and used a big C-clamp ...
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Mounting A Stubborn 30 x 3

I had to cut notches in my new Excelsiors when I mounted them last summer. I always start at the valve. I use a non-hook ratchet strap to hold everything in place (no damage to a wood felloe) and use some really old tire irons that are about 18" long and a Harbor Freight rubber mallet. In fact, I bo...
by KWTownsend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: ***1911-1912 Fuel Tank Assembly***

Martynn, The 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913 gas tanks and sediment bulbs are all different. The 1911 gas tank has the soldered-on sediment bulb on the end of the passenger side. The 1912 gas tank has the non-hex sediment bulb that screwed into the center of the gas tank, which was too close to the drive ...
by KWTownsend
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are these the correct windshield support rods?
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: Are these the correct windshield support rods?

Mike- I have seen both straight and some with a slight bend at the top. From what I understand, original windshield rods were steel tubes with a thin brass sleeve over the top. Generally over the years, moisture would get between the steel and brass and the resulting rust would split the thin brass ...
by KWTownsend
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 dash shield
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: 1811 dash shield

Art The arc piece goes on the firewall. The flat piece goes on the leading edge of the top floorboard. They fit together like a Chinese puzzle... 20191128_183458.jpg 20191128_183648.jpg Don't tell anyone, but on mine I silver soldered the two pieces together and attached them to the firewall like th...
by KWTownsend
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Authentic Top Trim Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Authentic Top Trim Pieces

So, I would like a little more edjumacashion about these end pieces... 1) Is the end for the top the pointed end and the end for the armrest square the end? 2) Is the arrow-head shaped piece (finger pointing #1) the same as the rusty ends (#4 & #5 from the left) but the notches out of the corners? 2...
by KWTownsend
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: ***1911-1912 Sediment Bulb Assembly***

The handle should come off to the passenger side, not the top. The open position is with the handle hanging down. Although it seems as if it is wrong (typically an "open" position has the handle parallel to the line) although unlikely, in the arrangement of these, bumby roads and gravity could jiggl...
by KWTownsend
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1911 parts, E & J headlights & more
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: WTB 1911 parts, E & J headlights & more

Bob-
Here is your homework assignment:
Many 1911 torpedoes were fitted with E&J 666 no name headlamps. Were they on the open runabouts too? What is your S/N? If before About 70,000 you can get a copy of the build sheet from the Benson Archives.
I am so excited for you. Good luck.
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Keith