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by KWTownsend
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Id?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

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: 572

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: 392

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: 392

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: 118

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: 203

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: 346

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: 530

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: 530

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: 530

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: 530

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: 530

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
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 530

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: 731

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Mack
Start the engine tonight in the dark and look for stray sparks.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1849

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: 898

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: 898

Re: Early Body Bolts

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

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 550

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.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1849

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!

: ^ )

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: 330

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: 330

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: 330

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: 563

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: 1538

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?

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phil Mino's website
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

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: 1119

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: 489

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: 639

Re: 1913-1917 Hubcaps

Jim,
That would be my assessment.
: ^ )
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: 645

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: 639

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: 1276

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: 639

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.

: ^ )
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: 1276

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: 1276

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: 1276

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: 312

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: 645

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: 368

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: 863

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: 362

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: 791

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.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just hauled home 1911 runabout
Replies: 37
Views: 2318

Re: Just hauled home 1911 runabout

Engine pics? S/n?
by KWTownsend
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: 1911 steering column

I'm with Larry on this one. My 1911 and 1915 both have original 4:1 steering gear. My 1919 has 21" wheels and I have 5:1 gears in it. It was a lot of work to convert and I really don't feel any difference. I did put in a set of oversized 5:1 gears in the 1919 and it helped to take up excessive play ...
by KWTownsend
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Strange Hub Cap Wrench

Used until early 1911. I'm not sure what all the hooks and crooks were used for.
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: FS 30x3 1/2 NOS Tire Chains

Mark
Please post a picture after the first snow storm.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Frank- The 1912 cars have NO pinstripe on the fenders. No boxes on the hood. The pinstripe is French Grey/ It is a gray with a slight green tint to it. It is NOT white. Here are some examples of 1912 touring cars 1912 touring pinstripe.jpg 1912_Model_T_won_by_Amy_Richards -Kermit Wilke.jpg Unfortuna...
by KWTownsend
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pin striping on early cars and wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Pin striping on early cars and wheels

Tony- It is my understanding that all Model Ts 1909-1912 were pinstriped. In 1913 it was only for the first couple of months only. On the red 1909 cars the striping was black. On the green 1910 cars the pinstripe was red. For both years the pinstripe is practically invisible in monochromatic origina...
by KWTownsend
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Estate sale items
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Estate sale items

Jan- I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I can remember when he used to fly in and out your place just outside of Eatonville. We'd be working and would hear him buzzing around and enjoying the sky. I hope you can post on the classifieds. Prices and pictures are a tremendous help. Also i...
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little parts quiz
Replies: 29
Views: 1619

Re: A little parts quiz

1) leather saddle pad 2) carb throttle shaft staple 3) KW/Ford coil adjust nut 4) Holley pickup tube 5) carb inlet elbow 6) Valve retainer washer 7) tire valve bridge washer 8) carburetor float attachment and pusher for float valve (Holley G?) 9) perch/spring bushing 10) wheel spindle bolt/nut : ^ )...
by KWTownsend
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: evaluating wood spokes
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: evaluating wood spokes

Christopher-

In the Portland area, contact Tom Dessert.
He is in Ridgefield, WA
dessertt at hotmail dot com
Three 6 oh- 9 one oh-forty-three sixty two.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?

20191031_181814.jpg
Slim was greeting the kids out for tricks or treats.
by KWTownsend
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2488

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

Chad- Tell them, "I appreciate your concern regarding the welfare of my children. I take care of my children as I see fit, as I'm sure you do with yours. As a mandatory reporter of child neglect and abuse, I'm sure you would understand those are the instances when I would stick my nose into the busi...
by KWTownsend
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: 1916 Roadster moves forward when starting.

Michael- Park the car with the hand brake handle in the forward position: Brake off. Then when you start the car, pull the hand brake to the back position and start the car. When the parking brake is on, the clutch plates are separated and the cold oil gets between the plates and it is hard to crank...
by KWTownsend
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2254

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Hand brake extension handle.
by KWTownsend
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 1103

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

Mark- Here is the underside of my 1919 touring car front seat cushion. The Springs are from Snyder's. The Upholstery was from Carter's Cut 'n' Cover, about 30 years ago. upholstery cushion 1919 underside.jpg As Erik points out, the entire cushion assembly is assembled like the original. The top cove...
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Done the Seat Cushion
Replies: 23
Views: 1103

Re: Done the Seat Cushion

Mark- I'm confused of what you did... The sewn in cord at the bottom of the cushion should be crimped into the channel of the spring. The underside of the cushion should be visible through the springs from the underside. Late 1911 and through 1912 cars had the underside of the spring covered with ca...
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

Neal-
It is looking good. Is the end roll of upholstery leather?
The back of the rear curtain is trimmed with a metal edge piece, not welt strip.
rear curtain trim runabout 2.jpg
rear curtain trim blueprint runabout.jpg
: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this work on my acetylene tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Will this work on my acetylene tank?

Marty- When I was experimenting with the MC tank I used a small regulator (like the second one Jerry showed) but the handle unscrewed it self and fell off! I like the fourth one he shows. However, there is no need for a regulator. They did NOT come with a regulator. I just crack the valve open. It t...
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

Mark- I did not make a cool spring compressor like you did. I just put the cushion and spring upside down, put a piece of plywood on the spring, and sat down on it to crimp it in place. Start at the center of the front. Measure the perimeter of the spring where the channel is, and there the cord is ...
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What tool is used for installing seat cushions
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: What tool is used for installing seat cushions

To crimp the bead in the upholstery cushion into the channel of the seat spring, I like to use this tool:
wide bill pliers.jpg
I got mine at Harbor freight.
by KWTownsend
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: What is this?

Accessory magneto post oilers, for '26-'27 (threaded one) and earlier cars with the 3 bolt pattern. I've never seen that type of delivery end tho…

What size is the bolt and ball assembly?
by KWTownsend
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assistance with Front Spindle mounting repair
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Assistance with Front Spindle mounting repair

Christopher-
Welcome. I will plan to bring the front axle tools to the November meeting.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2513

Re: How cold do you drive?

Like Mark said, I love to drive in the snow. It seems like we only get one or two good snow storms every couple of years here in the Greater Portland Orygun area. Usually when we get snow, it warms up right away and is gone within a day. I think the coldest I've driven is in the high 20's. I have a ...
by KWTownsend
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1910-11 T Touring Fenders Original
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: FS 1910-11 T Touring Fenders Original

Thomas,
Would you be willing to sell just the brackets?
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Brass era cylinder head with priming cups
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: FS Brass era cylinder head with priming cups

Joe,
According to Gail Rodda's book, the square embossing areas indicate 1913, but without the Made in USA, I suppose it could be a late 1912 or early 1913.
Maybe Larry will chine in.

-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free sets of Kevlar transmission bands
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Free sets of Kevlar transmission bands

Kim-
I'd be happy to be a new Kevlar tester.

As Mark said, the touring season is kind of winding down, so I don't know when I would be able to give a full accurate report.

I bet Wayne Sheldon would be willing to test a set too.

-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Rear Windows

rear curtain windows.jpg This is form Les Henry's book, Model T Ford Restoration Handbook. rear curtain.jpg I'm not sure where this one is from... Note there are some differences between the two, as I'm sure that there was differences in production as well depending upon supplier, especially in the...
by KWTownsend
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

Back in the 1970's I re-wooded my 1919 touring with plans I bought from Mel Miller. I remember back then I had to sign a statement saying that the plans were for my use only and that I would not copy them. 1919 wood Keith.jpg Years later, Mel was advertising in the Vintage Ford for plans, and not re...
by KWTownsend
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LF Stromberg
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: LF Stromberg

That would be Stan Howe.
by KWTownsend
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early aluminum intake manifolds
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

I also have one of these:
by KWTownsend
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early aluminum intake manifolds
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Early aluminum intake manifolds

The intake manifold on my car is the same as on Pete's. T512B3.
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That is not surprising as our cars were made within a week and a half of each other.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 1529

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

Ya ain't gonna git rid of me...

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

Dan,
I'm curious of where the image for the backrest spring for 1911-1914 came from.
I know that type was used in 1914. I have never seen a 1911 with any spring. I would think 1912 was the same as 1911. I have no idea about 1913.

???

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 headlight wiring question
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: 16 headlight wiring question

Resistance coils were used with the combination horn headlight switch that had two on positions, whether there was a steel dashboard, or instrument panel or not. :oops:
by KWTownsend
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 headlight wiring question
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: 16 headlight wiring question

It is a headlight dimmer. Introduced in about 1918. It is actually a resistance unit. The headlight switch for that era has two "on positions. One for dim and one for bright. The headlight run off the magneto. Just like you old bike light generator, the faster you ride, the brighter your headlights ...
by KWTownsend
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 4596

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

I got the opportunity to play chauffeur for some friends.
Chelsea & Geoffery 1.jpg
Chelsea & Geoffery 2.jpg
Keith prom 2016  lights close.JPG
The weather was beautiful and it was a picture perfect day!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell axle
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Ruckstell axle

Wide track were made for southern roads where they grew cotton. The cotton hauling wagons were wider, so the road "ruts" were wider. Ford made Wide Track cars to accommodate southern roads. Here is a photo comparing axles, courtesy of Peter Kable. wide track axle.jpg Peter is from down under, which ...
by KWTownsend
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T day today
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: Model T day today

What year/ type is the ALF?
Any more pics?
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Paul- It is a good practice to question what seems to be obvious. Yes, what Everyone here (and on the FB) said is correct. On my 1915 runabout, I have a 12v motorcycle battery tucked under the seat. On my 1911 touring I have small lawn & garden type 12v under the back seat. On my 1915, generally I c...
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Stewart Speedometer gear and drive *SOLD*
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: For Sale: Stewart Speedometer gear and drive

P-8 Indicates August , 1922

It is the same gear ratio, etc as a 1914.
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Running Board Acetylene cylinder ?

Marti- You do not need a regulator. Just "crack it open" about 1/8 turn. Lamps run on about 3 psi. The old "prest-O-Lite Automatic Reducing valve" was set at 3lbs. Most "Prestolite regulators" you will find today are set at 10 or 15 psi. Some are 5psi, but that is still too much. -Keith Prest-o-lite...
by KWTownsend
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1234

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

Larry-
I know Bob.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa
Replies: 21
Views: 1234

Re: Allen Schurman Auction Ridgefield Wa

I did not see any engine pictures of the 1911. It looked like it had a Ray Wells body. I agree the blue was too light.

Is there any way to see the selling prices of the complete sales?

Inquiring minds want to know!

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 steering wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: 1916 steering wheel

Black enamel.
by KWTownsend
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: The Mino 1911 Model T - Phil Mino

Jason- My condolences to you. Although I never met him in person, Phil was a super helpful guy. His late 1911 and my late 1911 are only about 3000 apart and he was able to guide and direct me when others could not. Although his car has fore-doors, his car actually came from the factory without fore-...
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Engine with no provision or casting to accept a generator?
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: 1919 Engine with no provision or casting to accept a generator?

George, My 1919 is s/n 3,013,894 and was cast on April 4, 1919. The serial number puts the production date as April 7. 1919 serial number.jpg It has NO provision for the generator. Of course closed cars had the option, but not open cars. According to archives, on April 18, 1919, the earlier (non-gen...
by KWTownsend
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some advice and help into locating some Vintage POLICE items
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: I need some advice and help into locating some Vintage POLICE items

Anthony-
Fire engines of the era used a Sterling Model H hand siren. You might check T-bay or some of the antique fire engine website classifieds.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: Failure

The last time I was in a car show was one that was organized by the charter organization that supported my son's scout troop. I took my 1911 and another father of scouts took his unrestored 1966 mustang and we parked next to each other. We both enjoyed the day and loved talking with all the people. ...
by KWTownsend
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1918 headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: 1918 headlights

Yes.
by KWTownsend
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2540

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Beautiful car, Russ.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The basics of acetylene headlamps
Replies: 1
Views: 314

The basics of acetylene headlamps

Although this video has been around for a while, I just found it. It does not show a Model T, but the White steam car featured is of the same era. It demonstrates the operation of the acetylene generator and the lighting of acetylene headlamps. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rBCMVsD-00 : ^ ...
by KWTownsend
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Box question
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Coil Box question

Bill- I have altered KW type coils for use in Heinze coil boxes and Jacobs Brandow. It is not difficult, but very time consuming. JB coil box front open.JPG KW Heinze coils in box.jpg KW Heinze coil comparison.jpg KW Heince coils dovetail detail.JPG I cut the dovetails deeper on the tops and bottoms...
by KWTownsend
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: fuel shut off valve
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Wanted: fuel shut off valve

Bill-
Take your valve to your local REAL hardware store and ask them for a spring washer. It'll looks like this:
Spring_Washer.jpg
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It goes between the screw head and the spacer.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Here is my late 1911 head:
1911 engine head.JPG
Notice it does NOT have MADE IN USA on it.

Here is a close up of the cast date:
head cast date.jpg
September 2

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Is this the first Model T shipped by plane?

Around 10:00 they unload the car and put it together.
by KWTownsend
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Has anyone had experience with LED bulbs in a acetylene headlight?

Keith- You could adapt a socket to thread onto the base for burner like this: headlamp socket.jpg You would have to do some research on what LED you would want to use. Or as Greg suggests, you could use acetylene as they were intended: IMG_0464.JPG I think that acetylene lamps running on acetylene k...
by KWTownsend
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB trim plates 26 touring
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: WTB trim plates 26 touring

Are mine for the front seat?
-Keith