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by Mark Osterman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-23 right front fender wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 38

1917-23 right front fender wanted

Still looking for a good used right front fender with some original paint.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: LEDs when turned off

Yes, that is the standard Ford H lens. When I went to Hershey last year I went to the vendor selling the LED lenses and mentioned the odd pattern they threw. He said that yes, the vertical ribbing on those lenses was the reason and there was nothing one could do to improve the light. Now .. they do ...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LEDs when turned off
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: LEDs when turned off

The only thing I would say that they throw a strange pattern if you have the later lenses with the vertical fluting. I assume they would throw a more consistent pattern with clear glass.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Re: Removing the #3317 driven gear: Am I doing it wrong?

I used the original tool and then sold it thinking I would never need it again. Fingers crossed. 😮
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

If you go to Harbor Freight you’ll find black leather welding gauntlets. All you need to do is remove the sewn on tag and remove the graphics printed on the leather with paint stripper. They work great and come in different sizes.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taps are done!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Taps are done!!!

What is the application .. and are your fingers really that short? 😀
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield attached Mirror Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Windshield attached Mirror Installation

Yes, that was in regards to me looking for one of these mirrors. He mentioned were later than my car, but I don’t see that as a problem. People bought things for their cars back then. My car was originally a non starter type with oil side lamps. But at some point the starter package was installed. T...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield attached Mirror Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Windshield attached Mirror Installation

In 1924 Ford offered a rectangular accessory mirror that attached to the top of the open car windshield. The mount was curved to conform to the rounded windshield frame. Two holes were required to be drilled into the frame for installation. My question is what type of bolts/nuts were used for this i...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.
Replies: 31
Views: 1164

Re: Why won't my 1915 engine start unless I tow (bump-start) the car.

Had you installed the intake and exhaust manifolds recently? Just curious if you have a leak. Also check the gas in your carb by letting some out the bottom into a white container like a coffee cup. Look at what comes out. I would start with setting the timing with the #1 spark plug out watching for...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Carburetor intake air pre-heater as a cleaner

Was just wondering about those vintage air valves found on intake manifolds. They are designed to let more oxygen to mix with the gas vapors. If you restrict the air with a filter on one end ... could you add it at the other? Or would drawing unfiltered air on that end just suck in more debris? Just...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s carburetor jets
Replies: 1
Views: 170

1920s carburetor jets

These NOS brass jets came to me in a mixed lot of 1920s era carburetor parts. Anyone have a hunch what company used these? I have a lot of both types with varied hole sizes.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these parts ?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

What are these parts ?

Cold and rainy outside so it’s a good day to organize boxes of unsorted parts. I have no idea what these clips are for. They are about 5/8” long. Came to me in a box of 1920s era carburetor parts.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turlock, CA Swap Meet
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Turlock, CA Swap Meet

Somebody find me a nice fender please. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB

Yes, daylight is very blue. And if you shoot outside try to do it on an overcast day or cloudy bright to avoid hard shadows.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

Thanks Bill. Never saw that thread. Interesting that there were a couple with exactly the same graphics of mine. Wonder if they were available through the Ford company.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

Very neat. So it was on the steel dashboard and not the firewall. It has a lot of relief compared to the one I posted,
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB

Well, it’s new sheet .. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Model T era dealer badges / plaques

Bought this NOS dealer badge the other day. Was wondering how common they are and would like to see some more if you have one to post here.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Taking pictures of parts for sale or WTB

One of the more frustrating things about buying model T parts on line (both here and on eBay) are bad illustrations of what people are selling. It’s as if they don’t actually look at their own pictures. Tonight I was trying to help someone selling model T parts on Facebook Marketplace to shoot bette...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The spark plug controversy
Replies: 26
Views: 857

Re: The spark plug controversy

Facebook ? LOL ... that sequence happens here on the Forum for certain topics! Thanks Steve. Reminds me of a series of line drawings my father had of the evolution of marketing a rope swing. He was in advertising.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 48 year old collection of Model T Parts,Got to go
Replies: 24
Views: 3109

Re: 48 year old collection of Model T Parts,Got to go

looking for a right front fender 17-23
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Lots of T parts

Some things can be copied and inverted but you can’t do much with underexposed and out of focus. Funny isn’t it, that carburetors get the worst documentation even by some familiar with them. Here is a comparison I shot to help identify the NH straight-through configuration. This can be difficult to ...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1260

Re: Ethanol gas

Have never seen the mag coil on any of the Ts I’ve owned affected by anything really. And I think that most of the various carburetors I’ve tried had brass floats. Now several years ago I left conventional alcohol additive gasoline in my previous T over the winter and I didn’t start it for a few mon...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Lots of T parts

I’ve been helping her identify and price things but it’s slow going. Trying to coach her on hw to photograph pieces. I want a carburetor but she has sent me about six bad pictures and from the least helpful angles. 😀 Kinda like the people on eBay who sell T parts but always post every angle of a car...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Rebuilding a cork clutch. And YES this is T related

Funny, I was gearing up to make some cork insert type model T band linings for installation in my ‘23 runabout this summer. Bought some original corked band linings at Hershey last October as samples.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Lots of T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Lots of T parts

Anyone out there from Maryland. I have a contact of some people who have T parts but no idea of what they are or their worth. The husband want to trow them out to make room and the wife has been trying to sell them on Facebook.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for open car mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Looking for open car mirror

Larry, I have a windshield I recently purchased specifically for the bottom frame. The bottoms always rust out so I replaced the bottom on my car with this new purchase. So now I have the top frame which is drilled for the wiper and wanted to fill the holes. Even if I don’t actually have it on the c...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S 1 Pr. 1923-5 front pass. fenders Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: F S 1 Pr. 1923-5 front pass. fenders

Crap ... so close. Been looking for a front 1917-1923 fender for months. 🙁
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Russ Firstnow and speedometer...
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Russ Firstnow and speedometer...

Now you need to dirty up the face to match! 😀
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Super is ready
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Super is ready

My soup is usually brass parts in ketchup 😄
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for open car mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Looking for open car mirror

Hey Henry ... thanks for the offer but I think David has the right one for the open windshield.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for open car mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Looking for open car mirror

Still looking
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

There are vintage tail lights with two bulbs that are very nifty for multiple uses.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Still looking for a good 17-23 right front fender
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Still looking for a good 17-23 right front fender

Title says it all. Still looking.

Mark
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for seat upholstery reference photos
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Looking for seat upholstery reference photos

The recent seat upholstery needs some tweaking on the seat back assembly of my 1923 runabout. There was a problem when the local upholsterer took over when the cold weather set in and I felt I couldn’t do it in my cold garage. The result was that certain things were not lining up the way they should...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for open car mirror
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Looking for open car mirror

Looking for a vintage mirror that screws onto the top of a windshield. Langs sells a repop but I want an original. Silver doesn’t need to be good on the mirror.

Mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford service bulletin
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: Ford service bulletin

They look like poor quality xerographic copies.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Looking up members
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Looking up members

How does one look up the email or contact information of a MTFCA member?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford service bulletin
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: Ford service bulletin

I love those things but they don’t come up on eBay that often except in single issues taken from bound editions. Would love to have a stack to look through these winter evenings.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s Model T era banjo
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: 1920s Model T era banjo

The banjo peg head
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s Model T era banjo
Replies: 4
Views: 435

1920s Model T era banjo

This is me playing a 1921 vintage Van Eps Recording Banjo. There was a lot of different music recorded in the teens and twenties. This type of music can be found on the Edison cylinder and diamond disc records from that period. Fred Van Eps was one of the best known banjo players of this style and h...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

Hate using a screw driver. Really needs to be a steel blade and central rod with a square torque top for applying a wrench.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: For Sale: NH Full Flow float valves

Scott,

Do you also make the tool to remove the seat?
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TW Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re: TW Timer

Brent did my coils and I also used a TW for about a year before I had trouble. Tony turned mine down and gave me a new brush. Have since switched to a good used vintage New Day timer. Will probably stick to that since it works fine. I do wipe it down from time to time.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: location of the oil can
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: location of the oil can

Where does one place it under the seat on a 23 runabout?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun accessory for the stocking
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Fun accessory for the stocking

Not for sale .. I just posted it for people to see. An interesting variant.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for inside mirror for open car
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Looking for inside mirror for open car

I’d like to find an original inside type mirror that screws into the top windshield frame. My windshield has the two holes and I want to fill them with a mirror installation but din’t want a reproduction. Looks like this, offered by Langs.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun accessory for the stocking
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Fun accessory for the stocking

No rain where you live?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1849

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas All

Our model T era home in Rochester, NY
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun accessory for the stocking
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Fun accessory for the stocking

Ok .. so I have to salt my own stocking. Here’s a windshield wiper with two blades. The exterior blade is rubber and the interior blade is felt.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1849

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Torque Tube
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: WTB: Torque Tube

What’s the difference. Can you post comparison pictures?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early TT
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Early TT

On the farm where I worked as a boy the farmer had a “route” that included the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. He drove a 1932 Ford produce truck (he bought new) there twice a week. Working in the fields early in the morning I picked corn that we dumped into a wooden skid sled pulled by a d...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Straight Through ID
Replies: 3
Views: 458

NH Straight Through ID

Went out today to buy a front axle assembly I found on Craigslist. There was also a nice frame and a rear axle for a TT, but I went for the front axle assembly. While I was there I found a straight through carburetor and bought that too. I cleaned it up to evaluate the condition and found this cast-...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

When I took the runabout apart in 2016 it was this time of year. I put all the fenders, turtle back and other sheet metal on my front porch. I hoisted the body as high as I could in the garage so that I could work on the chassis elements piece by piece. By the next July it was inspected and on the r...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Yes, that’s a great point Humble. Actually I put the heater on the ground for the video. It’s usually up on the steel top of my table saw.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Lots of room when I pull the T into the driveway.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Norm,

It’s a you tube video.Isn’t it showing?
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

My tiny garage built in 1919

I envy you guys that have spacious garages in the country that have room for five cars, mountains of specialty tools and .. even heat. Thought you might enjoy what an urban model T owner has. My house and garage was built in 1919 and there are two bays in the unheated garage. One side has a table sa...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Graffiti on model T cars

Was looking at some vintage toy model Ts on eBay and there were a few with words and phrases painted on them. We’ve all seen them. I was wondering when this trend started. I think I’ve seem examples that date from the 1930s to the 1950s. Would love to see more vintage pictures and are there any that...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Conway NH
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Anyone live near Conway NH

Does anyone have an email or phone for him?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Conway NH
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Anyone live near Conway NH

I need someone to inspect and possibly pay for a fender in a barn in New Hampshire for me. Anyone out there? It’s the fender on the far left.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1021

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

Make the firewall yourself or have some skillful woodworker make it. The ones available from vendors are made from off the shelf plywood and nothing like the originals. Use yours as a guide.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1021

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

Let’s see some pictures. Is it a wood or steel firewall? And if steel, is it a high or low hood?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decorating for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Decorating for Christmas

Our garage was built in 1919 so the T feels right at home in there despite the lack of regular heat. I have a kerosene heater in there for when I’m working. No need to worry about fumes ... it’s well ventilated. 🤣
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Decorating for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Decorating for Christmas

Started decorating for Christmas today. It’s snowing like crazy. Our tiny unheated garage and the T snuggled inside got the treatment too.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1849

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all from Rochester, NY .... the land of Kodak.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ever run out of Gas??????
Replies: 17
Views: 1393

Re: Ever run out of Gas??????

Funny .... in all the years I drove my 1919 .. first as a mobile stage for medicine shows and after an accident rebuilt as a speedster ... I never ran out of gas; until the day before I sold it! I guess it was upset with me.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

Thanks, yes these pictures and the reluctance of the seller to communicate is a red light.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?

Hey Mike ... wish you were closer. That’s a long drive.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

Ha ... no of course Allan. It’s context in this case. I would never buy a fender that coast me $500 for shipping. So I can say passenger side here in the US. Next time I go to one of the RHD countries I would say drivers side. But if you prefer I say right side ... ok. I need a right side front fend...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?

Appreciate his contact email
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Anyone live near Pella Iowa ?

I’m trying to buy a pair of front fenders from a guy on Craigslist in Pella Iowa. He doesn’t have email and can’t take pictures and the ones on the listing are poor. He’s not a T guy either. So I need someone to look over these fenders before I buy them and have them sent to Rochester NY.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3067

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

Finished reupholstering the seat cushion and back on the ‘23 runabout.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3067

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

A little while ago someone posted a craigslist listing in Iowa for me that had two front fenders for sale. Now I can’t find it. Can someone please repost that link or send it to my email mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Upholstery finally done
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Seat Upholstery finally done

I’m actually pleased with the overall results. From what I’ve seen in vintage photographs and pictures of unrestored cars the details were not so uniform so it can be difficult to point out areas that are “not right.” I think it’s more important that the work is consistent throughout the installatio...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

Thanks Mark. I’ll follow up on that Craigslist post. Hope he will ship them if they fit the bill.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

LOL ... well Allan, I assumed that any fender I would find would be in the US so passenger was more specific than “right” side. Right and left can be interpreted two ways depending on if you are sitting in the car or standing in front. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3067

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

Henry,

Sorry to hear of your wife’s mishap. That takes awhile to heal. For you .... dishwashing rubber gloves.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 3067

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

Spent a couple of months looking for a good solid passenger side low hood type front fender. Failed several times despite the efforts of a few good people who tried to help. Frustrating. On the other hand I finished installing my seat upholstery. Now I need to work it in. Looks like when you get new...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Make my Christmas; Got a fender?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Make my Christmas; Got a fender?

Looking for a good, solid. passenger-side front fender 17-23. Original paint in places would be great.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Upholstery finally done
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Seat Upholstery finally done

Here is where the pleats were not sewn at the same width as the others. So, there are a couple of rumples. I suspect they will settle over time.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Upholstery finally done
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Seat Upholstery finally done

I completed the seat cushion assembly a month ago but ran into some trouble with the back assembly kit. Then we got cold weather early so I couldn’t do anything in my unheated garage here in Rochester. So I asked a local shop to fix my messed up job. I had to order another back kit as there were too...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front

Anyone have good photographs of the back like I originally posted. I pulled my picture from the internet and I’m looking for better resolution.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henry’s Chest Protector winter front
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Henry’s Chest Protector winter front

Anyone out there have a good example of a cardboard winter front? These were mid-twenties usually had an advertisement on the front. I’m looking for a good hi resolution photo straight on for the graphics.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: U & J Carburetor with Manifold for sale

There’s always next Christmas! 😀
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Looks like the side light brackets are there. Just no lights.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Hey Larry, wish we could. We shoot today then are meeting another business contact over dinner and then fly back to the land of cold tomorrow morning.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

True, thought none of the buildings in that
picture exist today. Replaced by the Orpheum .. United Artists theaters and more modern apartments. We are at the Magic Theater in Hollywood tonight.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Little Piddly Work is all part of it. Stromberg Needles

Are these spring loaded balls an indexing system to hold the needle in place during adjustment?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

We are at the Hoxton Hotel on Broadway. The garage is around 1030 on the same side of the street. There is a 1930s Packard parked in that garage. Can’t talk to much about the Discovery project. It a pilot program on historic photographic forensics and France and I are the historic process specialists.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

Yes, I’m the short one. How often can I say that?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Model T in Los Angeles

My wife and I are in Los Angeles to film an episode for the Discovery Channel tomorrow. Came upon this mural in a parking garage a block from our hotel.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 1920s front fender
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Want to buy 1920s front fender

Need a good solid, dent & tear free passenger side front fender for a low hood car ... so without the lip on the front for the apron. Please email me at mosterman@eastman.org
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting clutch on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Interesting clutch on ebay

I once drove a 1933 Plymouth PC as regular transportation. It had a straight 6 with hydraulic brakes and a free wheeling transmission. There was a knob on the dash you pulled to get it into free wheeling and pushed for normal.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

These guys were in their late teens or early twenties ... so they were in their fearless years.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1850s Micro-photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: 1850s Micro-photographs

The size of this image is actually 2 mm x 2 1/2 mm. Pretty small. And it one of the largest ones we make.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Smith for President plate
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Smith for President plate

Now’s the time to put your candidate on your model T. Here it is for the primary of 1924 or the election of 1928! All years model T are eligible since people drove them for years.

It’s not perfect but original paint. $ 125 including post in the US.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

Ira’s notes on the back of the prints.