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by KWTownsend
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Nice looking car Russ.
by KWTownsend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Church outing at Peel Forest, Feb 13, 1913.
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Church outing at Peel Forest, Feb 13, 1913.

The first car, and the 8th car, are both 1912 Canadian built Model T Fords.
Any others would just be guesses.
by KWTownsend
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: LED headlight bulbs

Neil- I am curious about the switch you are using on your 1915 for high and low with the LED lights? I have replaced the 12v incandescent bulbs in my 1915 and 1919 wired to the battery, with LED bulbs. I used to use a 35w bulb that was 50 cp, but they would draw about 4-5 amps each! For a car withou...
by KWTownsend
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 811

25 years now...

Happy 25th Anniversary to the beautiful Mrs. Townsend.
Yes, we still have the car. They are both keepers!
K&Y wedding3.JPG
Keith & Yvonne wedding.JPG
by KWTownsend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 TOP
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 1911 TOP

1911 x straps.JPG
2" wide

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 TOP
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: 1911 TOP

Art- Here you go! 1911 top x 1.JPG 1911 top x 2.JPG 1911 top x 3.JPG 1911 top x all.JPG 1911 top x rear curtain.JPG These are image of Fred Lau (RIP) 1911. I pattered my top off these images. The strap is top material folded backwards, so the shiny side is on the inside. Hope these help. : ^ ) Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Wire wheel recommendation: paint or powdercoat?

Pros and cons please, for wire wheels:
Paint or powdercoat?

Thanks,
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original 1927 Front and Rear Matching License Plates SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: FS Original 1927 Front and Rear Matching License Plates

I have never seen "front" and "rear" license plates before!

Did other states do it, or is it just a ten-uh-see thang? For what years?
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 1012

Re: My transmission soaker

Rich-
Beautiful craftmanship, as usual.
My first thought was potty chair, too! You could take it camping...

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: upholstery tool
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: upholstery tool

Harbor Freight has them.
by KWTownsend
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide line mounting clips
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: carbide line mounting clips

Bill- Although the principle is the same, the acetylene line routing for 1914 (and 1913) is different. The pipe goes on the inside of the frame rail, and there is a cross-pipe on the radiator with a T mounted. Here is some information that may be helpful: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/...
by KWTownsend
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide line mounting clips
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: carbide line mounting clips

Scott- As you know, the mounting bolts are the pan mounting bolts, but I have seen different specification regarding the length. RV Anderson says they are 25/32" long. The 1912 catalog says the p/n 3088 engine pan bolt and nut, is 1/4" and 9/16" long. Seven are required, so it sounds like they are a...
by KWTownsend
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carbide line mounting clips
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: carbide line mounting clips

Yes, Scott, those are OEM acetylene lamp tubing clips. There are three on the driver side and one on the passenger side. Here are the front two on the driver's side: Pipe and clips.jpg Here is the clip by the brake handle: gas lamp tubing Ward 6.jpg This car was owned by Ward Sherwood Here is the cl...
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Survey

Watts clutch
Kevlar
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

Steve,
My NZ 'stones were black...
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

Susanne,
I had a set on NZ Firestones years ago that completely wore out before any cracking...
by KWTownsend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

I run 30x3 on the front of my 1911. Unfortunately ALL the current 30x3 tires (except non-skind and maybe smooth(?)) are oversize. The outside diameter of them are all about 31-1/2". On the early cars, they look like clown shoes. I hope they make the Blockley 30x3 tire (or tyre) a TRUE 30x3 with an o...
by KWTownsend
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Mixing Knob Bezel 1913
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Wanted: Mixing Knob Bezel 1913

Gene,
The reproductions look to be pretty darned accurate.
Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: How many of us ?

Rich- My first car was my 1919 Model T. It was a basket case when I drug it home when I was 15. That was 43 years ago. I had it on the road by the time I was 17 and I still have it. I like to tell people the first car I ever owned was a Model T, and I'm still saving up to buy a new car. : ^ ) Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: old photo
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: old photo

The corner office with the awnings must have belonged to the boss.
by KWTownsend
Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: Brass "conversion"

Pierre,
The end of the brass radiator coincided with the beginning of the curved fenders.
I have seen photos of earlier brass radiator cars with after market curved fenders, but that is an exception.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun May 17, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 DB front axle markings
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: 1912 DB front axle markings

Michael-
I believe the DB axles used during 1913-1914. Maybe late 1912?
My late 1911 has the Transue-Williams mark that is larger than the later years.
front axle.jpg
: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Sat May 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Year E & J had seperate rivetted triangle?

Other non-Ford cars used E&J lamps as well.
by KWTownsend
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Acetylene Headlamp Tubing Clamps
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Acetylene Headlamp Tubing Clamps

The bolts have a 1/4-28 thread, about 9/16" long, and are drilled for an itty bitty cotter pin. The bolt and nut are both square, 3/8" across the flats. Yes, a square nut with a cotter pin.
gas lamp tubing bolt.jpg
gas lamp tubing bolt.jpg (38.78 KiB) Viewed 277 times
I wish I could remember who's image this is so I could give proper credit.
by KWTownsend
Sun May 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 4078

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I'm registered! I have rebuilt lots of coils since Ron converted me 20+ years ago. However, I have one that I rebuilt a while back that does not work. I have checked all the circuitry backward and forward. New points, new capacitor, proper point setting, increased spring tension, decreased spring te...
by KWTownsend
Sun May 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: mel miller wood plans
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: mel miller wood plans

Jon,
I don't believe there are any closed car wood plans available anywhere.
: ^ (
by KWTownsend
Sat May 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old find today
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Old find today

No entries about a ride on the Indian Chief?

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri May 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS brand new e timer
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: FS brand new e timer

Bob-
The Magneto died on my 1919. I put on an E-timer and it ran terribly!
It turned out I was not able to advance the spark far enough.
I remedied the spark advance and it runs fine now.
Patience, Grasshopper.

-Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri May 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordfarm.net is back up
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Fordfarm.net is back up

Phil's car has a serial number about 3,000 earlier than my car, so production and detail wise they were pretty close, except his has the Ford aftermarket retro-fit fore-doors and mine were installed at the factory. Phil was very helpful in sketches, diagrams, and original survivor photos of "how thi...
by KWTownsend
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sediment bulb screen - what's the trick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1134

Re: sediment bulb screen - what's the trick ?

Cory-
I have heard that even with the proper flux, "new" solder is not as user friendly as old solder and may be resistant to flow on cast iron and steel.
This might be a job for JB Weld.

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil hint
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Coil hint

Very nice, Adam. I've been temped to paint the old bridge risers with copper colored spray paint...

I've been using 5mm washer for years.
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 1210

Re: Tack Strip?

Tim, If I remember correctly, the tack strip is 3/4" square. I'm glad you have the metal piece for it. The correct term for it is "rear curtain to body retainer." It is often simply called the 'rear curtain trim.' You are correct the rear curtain trim is more of a C shape than L shape, but that is s...
by KWTownsend
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood plans
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: wood plans

Jim-
I think I have a set.
I'll send you a message.
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Sorry Darren, I can't identify that generator. I wanted to thank Russ for the image of the 1913 from the rear. There are very few images of pinstripe from the back. Here is the same image, but I have enhanced the contrast a little to bring out more detail: 1913 pinstripe rear more contrast.jpg Click...
by KWTownsend
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I harvested this picture of this pinstriped Canadian 1913 touring off of the interweb. 1913 Canadian.jpg There is a pinstripe on the back of the front seat but only to the top of the body. The hood is not striped. If a hood is striped, the pinstripe goes vertically along the radiator all the way to ...
by KWTownsend
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 4078

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Sure! Always interested in learning a new way to learn!
by KWTownsend
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early electric horn button
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Early electric horn button

I have never seen the top hat horn button before.
Otherwise 1915-1917
1918- 1922 on non electric cars.
And battery horn button 1919-1927.

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A few more looking back.
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: A few more looking back.

Or maybe a hole for battery cables where a battery box once had been? I see if other modifications too. Five lug demountable rims wheel on the front and four lug on the rear.
by KWTownsend
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A NEW ERA BEGINS
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: A NEW ERA BEGINS

Thank you, Glen.
Good luck, Mark.
: ^ )
Keith
by KWTownsend
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 28
Views: 1338

Re: 1917 Top question

Tim- Flat welt with one rolled edge. Around the from bow and the back bow. Hid'em came years later. Here it is around a 1915 door. 1915 door upholstery.jpg Curtain trim. Yes. Not reproduced. rear curtain trim touring.jpg I created one out of aluminum trim for my 1919 until I found the real deal. 191...
by KWTownsend
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Tools at Current Economy Prices
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: FS Tools at Current Economy Prices

Ill take the black canvass tool roll if it is available.
: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Electrolysis

Make sure to do your electrolysis outside!
by KWTownsend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Larry-
Good to know. If Kim's doesn't fit the bill, I'll come knocking on your door!
Here is what is on its way...
Kim speedo 2.jpg
Kim speedo 1.jpg
-Keith
by KWTownsend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magnet leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 1224

Re: Magnet leveling

Nice work Terry

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Found one!
Thanks Kim
Thanks MTFCA

: ^ )
by KWTownsend
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Larry- I have an empty cable housing, I would like to be able to restore and use the parts I have with a replacement inside cable. I know you know this, but I will remind you that the Ford Special used in 1915 does not use chain links inside the flex shaft. It uses an actual cable similar to speedom...
by KWTownsend
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB winged script radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: WTB winged script radiator

I think there is one on Tbay right now.
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Found one! Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

I am working on a speedometer project for my 1915. I have everything I need, but the cable housing for the flex shaft does not have the cable inside of it! It does not use links like a Stewart speedometer, it is an actual cable with special ends. The reproduction cable is in Lang's catalog, but they...
by KWTownsend
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8445

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Beautiful work Scott!
I really like the authentic upholstery, too!

James, I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who used his table saw as a workbench!

: ^ )

Keith
by KWTownsend
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3118

Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Okay guys, this is just for fun... Post the earliest picture you have of yourself and your Model T. Maybe you don't own the car anymore. That's okay. But I want to see some young, trim, fit guys with full heads of hair. Not the current bunch of fat, old, bald men that are on the discussion forum! I'...
by KWTownsend
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 8445

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

During our social distancing, my wife and I have been doing some of that dreaded, yet much needed clearing out of “stuff.” On bookshelves in Yvonne’s sewing room were a couple of decades of Vintage Ford magazines that she wanted to relocated. Squirreled away in the garage and in my office were sever...
by KWTownsend
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 intake manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 323

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: 25
Views: 1157

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: 23
Views: 1166

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: 23
Views: 1166

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: 18
Views: 962

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: 18
Views: 962

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: 379

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: 1022

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: 933

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 744 times
horn-headlight combo switch BASCO.jpg
horn-headlight combo switch BASCO.jpg (29.71 KiB) Viewed 744 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: 37
Views: 2521

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: 19
Views: 1500

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: 845

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: 6667

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: 1142

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: 391

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: 536

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: 588

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: 628

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: 1287

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: 766

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: 3036

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: 734

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: 1231

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: 998

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: 490

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: 440

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: 1251

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: 914

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: 522

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: 1024

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: 1024

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: 1024

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: 865

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: 2135

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: 1773

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: 1330

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: 848

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: 1146

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: 1420

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: 1420

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: 1122

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: 306

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: 937

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: 937

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: 958

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: 958

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: 551

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: 1970

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
: ^ )