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by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gonna do it !
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Gonna do it !

Here is my 23 with an original box. I still have the tail light on the back end of the deck.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1132

Re: Model T Forums Dead

I agree with Steve that the “younger” model T enthusiasts might go to facebook first. Interestingly in the the “cyber world“ facebook is known as where the “old people” hang out. It’s all relative. I go on both and also search for answers to technical questions in other places like the hit and miss ...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1132

Re: Model T Forums Dead

I think that the model T facebook site gets more action than the forum. It’s faster and easier to post pictures.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back curtain for 1923 runabout
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Back curtain for 1923 runabout

I am installing a Classtique top kit on my 1923 runabout. I opted for the additional (not factory) roll up back curtain. One problem is that the two straps that are to be tacked to the back bow will actually cover the two windows when the top is up and they hang down. I’m wondering if the window spa...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Wrinkles
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Top Wrinkles

Was thinking I could hang it from one end and apply steam. I have a hand held steamer for clothing.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Wrinkles
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Top Wrinkles

I am getting ready to install my Classtique top. The top deck is spread out on my dining room table. I plan to do the installation out in the sun but would it be a good idea to use an electric blanket to relax these wrinkles from shipping?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Top clamp screw
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: WTB - Top clamp screw

I might have a pair. Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD: Nice Early Brass Era Schebler Model L Carburetor
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: For Sale: Nice Early Brass Era Schebler Model R Carburetor

One of my favorite carburetors to photograph on collodion glass plates.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Barn Find TT

Wasn’t there a Buster Keaton film with a turn signal like that? Anxious to see pictures of it out in the daylight. Preferably a cloudy bright day with no hard shadows.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Paul,

Yes I tried that electronic flasher but four coils they don’t work due to electronic interference. They work great with the engine tirned off! 😄 The option I would like to find is the electromagnetic type but I’ve yet to see one in 6 volt.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Allan, This seems to be a common problem discussed in the 1940-1960s car forums. From what I’ve read there there is a significant difference in the quality of the older 6 volt thermal flasher relays (cans) compared to what we can get today made in Taiwan. People say you can buy a dozen of the same t...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Allan, The electronic flasher seemed to be sabotaged by interference from the coils. Worked great when the engine was off but really screwy when the engine was running. The thermal type are a crap shoot ... all different speeds depending on the unit ... and then they die. I’m hoping an older nos ame...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Yes, I have seen a lot for VW and was thinking a German made until might be much better ... a German stereotype if I ever saw one. 😄 Are the three prongs in the same configuration as the typical unit in American cars?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Frank,

Yes, the lights run off the 6 volt storage battery.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: 6 Volt Flasher Failure

Tom, yes I would prefer the 21cp in the rear but these are the little beehive amber light assemblies and the lens won’t clip in place with the 21 cp bulbs because they stick out too far. I tried them initially by using vinyl tape to secure the lenses ... might still do that. But the 3 cp works fine ...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt Flasher Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 504

6 Volt Flasher Failure

Ok, so I installed an old flasher control to two 3 cp lights in the rear in beehive accessory lights, and two 21 cp bulbs in the Ford side lights. It worked great forma couple of weeks and then the #585 relay fried. I installed another #585 unit (NAPA) and it was too fast so I removed the cover and ...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

Well, I usually get a head of steam when I approach a hill if moving. Much harder when you come to a stop light or sign on a hill and then have to start out in low. I usually retard the spark and gradually advance the spark as I pick up speed. I weigh around 220 and the car is very responsive with j...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Zipping around in a Runabout

I have gotten spoiled driving in two passenger model Ts all my life. Fast acceleration and pretty good hill climbing. This weekend some old friends of mine came up to drop off a banjo for some refurbishing and I gave them rides in my runabout. These guys are in the 260 lb range. I was amazed how muc...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Replacing incorrect (too large) Metal Stem with Schrader 777?

Why not patch the larger hole with some thicker rubber. This way you could punch the hole in the patch before installing.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with Interesting Bed
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: TT with Interesting Bed

Well, the owner is willing to negotiate. He want to move from Rochester and is a motivated seller.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with Interesting Bed
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: TT with Interesting Bed

The seller has it listed for $5000. He has never seen it run. I pulled the plugs and hand cranked the engine and it had compression in all cylinders. Didn’t open the transmission cover but the pedals didn’t have any grip. Rear wheels looked pretty good, not sure about the fronts. No good rubber. She...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with Interesting Bed
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: TT with Interesting Bed

The brackets are neat
by Mark Osterman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with Interesting Bed
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: TT with Interesting Bed

Yes, the manufacturer of the “combination” bed. Having trouble posting pictures right now.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT with Interesting Bed
Replies: 10
Views: 393

TT with Interesting Bed

Went to look at an interesting TT today that was advertised here in Rochester. The back has sides that can be put in three different positions. Would be good for hauling hay.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front top socket for 24-25 roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: WTB front top socket for 24-25 roadster

I have an entire top for a 23 runabout ... isn’t that the same as for a 24?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Stromberg OF information
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Free Stromberg OF information

Very interesting stuff. So do you adapt the Overland variant OFs for use on a model T use or avoid them?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 1726

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I am curious how many in the MTFCA live and drive within the “city limits” of an actual city? Here in Rochester New York there is no place within the city that is posted faster than 30mph. Outside the city the roads quickly go to 40-50 mph, but we are surrounded by farmland in New York State. So, th...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: 6 Volt LED Headlight Bulbs

I installed the horizontal type and with the Ford H fluted lenses it doesn’t give an even spread.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone for a trade?
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Anyone for a trade?

I have a pretty nice early style Schrader dust cap (left) and need a later style Schrader dust cap (right). Want to trade the early one for a non dented later one.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Bridge Washers "Old Style" for Metal Stems
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: WTB - Bridge Washers "Old Style" for Metal Stems

I have some stems, rim washers and bridge washers in the large size.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: That was an easy $20
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: That was an easy $20

Hope they were wearing a mask 😷
by Mark Osterman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does my engine labor when I honk my magnito horn?
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Why does my engine labor when I honk my magnito horn?

Should be the other way around ... your horn should labor when your engines rpms are slower!
by Mark Osterman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas

I have seen original vulcanizing clamps for years but have never actually used one. There were evidently different heat sources including prepared flammable discs and also a pan to receive a little gasoline. Are there any vintage illustrated instructions? It seems that every clamp I’ve seen is missi...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas gauge accessory for sale.
Replies: 26
Views: 2807

Re: Gas gauge accessory for sale.

They look perfect. I should have worked out a trade. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking Toe end
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Checking Toe end

Fix the toe in as soon as possible. It’s amazing how wuickly you can destroy a set of front tires when the adjustment is incorrect.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tube stem
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Inner tube stem

Well, I can tell you about the original style. I just started cutting off the rubber factory stems and installing vintage Schrader type 777 stem assemblies and caps. A lot of fun.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need One Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Need One Schrader Valve Stem

Anyone have one of these Schrader type 777 valve stem assemblies they can spare?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas gauge accessory for sale.
Replies: 26
Views: 2807

Re: Gas gauge accessory for sale.

Yes, I wanted to use one but it wouldn’t work with an oval tank. Did you reconfigure the new one to fit the later tanks?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Summer time family pix
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Summer time family pix

Looks like you are all ready to take a drive in the country for a picnic or go swimming. Have a great time. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF: running lean
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Stromberg OF: running lean

I ran an OF on my 23 runabout for a year and the only problem I had was the counterweighted needle that rides on the top of the brass float would get stuck on occasion and caused the fuel to dump on occasion. The top of the brass float had some dings in it. Couldn’t find a better float and I install...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas gauge accessory for sale.
Replies: 26
Views: 2807

Re: Gas gauge accessory for sale.

Is this based on the original that I sold you?
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 2597

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

LOL .... Steve, we used a version of that joke in our medicine show years ago. We did a rain making routine and show a ground up pill in the air to salt the sky. I used a civil war era 58 cal Springfield rifle and as I showed it to the audience I said it was the very same weapon used by John Wilkes ...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 2597

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

I was wondering the very same. Seeing the actual artifact would be really neat. But if it’s been restored ... it’s nice but not as Holy Grail like.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stitt Spark Plug for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Stitt Spark Plug for Sale

Looks to be in excellent condition. $27 post paid in the US
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks in my Turtledeck
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Cracks in my Turtledeck

Here is one of the corners though all of them have similar cracks. My car is a 1923 low hood.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks in my Turtledeck
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Cracks in my Turtledeck

I think the corners of my turtle deck are cracking due to shrinkage of the boards underneath. I can reduce the tension by making the holes bigger. Now what should I do about the cracks; brazing or welding?
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2523

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Glad I didn’t have them when my T turned turtle after someone cut me off in traffic years ago. I would have died.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Top Material

Larry, I know you have mentioned before that the “hidem” trim end pieces were finished in raven black in some years. Were the other fasteners on the top and side curtains finished that way as well ... or the standard nickel finish?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike and Classtique
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Mike and Classtique

Yes, Mike was very helpful when I couldn’t figure out the written instructions for the seat kit. The product is good, the support is great ... if only they had better written instructions and videos for their products.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

The paint is rubbed off from when it was attached to my side mount. (See picture) But it’s really tight on this tear bracket for some reason. Maybe I need to grease it up and whack it with a rubber mallet.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Ok .. I found that the geometry worked better with a spacer where the bolt goes through the bottom holes of the stationary and movable clamp, so I installed a cut down band spring. Works nicely. I believe the nut probably had a wide flat integral washer rather than the taper but I don’t know. Now I ...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Thanks Dan, That was exactly what I was looking for and I think a few others were schooled as well on this one. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Yes Steve .... that’s how I’ve always used mine but with the accessory Slow/ Stop tail light installed on this carrier I need to used the clamp the way it was designed.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Any pictures? Nothing lines up or clamps on the rim.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Spare Tire Carrier Question

In the past I have just turned the rim so that one of the lugs lined up with the lower “keeper” on the carrier. But now I actually have to use it the correct way to allow room for an accessory tail / stop light. So I can seem to figure out how the outer clamp is supposed to fit. I have two clamps. A...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Deflector
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Exhaust Deflector

I was under my runabout this morning switching back from my side mount spare tire carrier to the stock back mounted variant. Boy it’s a dirty job anytime you work in the area where the exhaust leaves soot. I had one of the stainless steel exhaust deflectors from my previous T and installed it on the...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1700

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

I would urge you to keep it as designed. Sure play around with the three basic timers but run it with six volts. I drive my 23 runabout nearly every day and about 100 miles a week until the city lays down salt in December. There are times in the winter if we don’t have snow for a stretch when I driv...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Upholstery Tool Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Upholstery Tool Needed

I made one specifically for that if you are interested. $20 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory side lights
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Accessory side lights

Just picked these up today. They could be used for truck lights or a speedster. Not a left / right set but the same identical lights. $30 a piece or $50 for both plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Side spae tire Carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: WTB Side spae tire Carrier

Sent you a PM
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stromberg OF dripping fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Stromberg OF dripping fuel

Mine leaked due to the upper surface of the float not being smooth. The butterfly weight regulator would get snagged at times.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: How many of us ?

Well, I’m only 65, a relative youngster, but the first vehicle that I actually bought with my own money was a model TT farm truck with a heavy oak open stake back. I was 15 at the time. It had no hood or fenders and was being used to hold a large sign for a church along the side of the road. It said...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Running on Battery

I generally start and then run my car on magneto. In the past month or so I was showing people how it could both start and run on either, but I noticed it was not running well enough to drive on battery. I cleaned the plugs, the timer and adjusted the carburetor. Still it wouldn’t run smoothly on ba...
by Mark Osterman
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spiffy Inspection Cover Oiler
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Spiffy Inspection Cover Oiler

The cover and lower fitting for $130 plus post. Email me at Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Sat May 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Parts For Sale

SOLD .... thanks MTFCA
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Parts For Sale

Here are pictures showing the hole spacing. Email me if you want to purchase these (new email)

Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale III
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Parts For Sale III

Aluminum accessory extra oil outfit. $130 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts for Sale II
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Parts for Sale II

Nice aluminum uptake manifold. Spacing is correct for model T but can’t be used with the stock exhaust manifold. $125 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parts For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Parts For Sale

A nice pair of vintage aluminum step plates with shoe scrapers. One mounting hole is slightly enlarged. $100 plus post in the US.
by Mark Osterman
Sun May 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6322

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Drove the T every day from beginning of April when I was on unpaid furlough to May when I was reinstated. Now I’m working at home ... and still driving it every day.
by Mark Osterman
Fri May 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drippy rear end
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Drippy rear end

Pretty funny post title given that most of the people on this forum are old men in their “never years” ... as in “I never had to worry about that before”. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Sat May 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 1488

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

I used to be a musical instrument maker ... now I make cameras. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of things made by people who thought a non traditional wood might be a great alternative but it turned out to be a disaster for the particular application. The most humorous was someone who used spalted wo...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 8265

Re: Speedsters

This was the one I made from vintage parts. Included is the no name updraft carburetor I rebuilt for this car. It was so much fun to drive. Sold it to afford the 1923 runabout I now have.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Classtique Upholstery FS
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Classtique Upholstery FS

Still have this upholstery for sale. Might be for a speedster or economical solution for a low cowl roadster.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb question
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Carb question

The typical carburetor for a model T made in Ireland was the Zephyr (made in Leamington Spa, England) which looks very much like a straight through NH. So if you find one of those (or a straight through NH) and rebuild them combined with cleaning up your spark system and testing compression you shou...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Spring Perches
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Early Spring Perches

I have two .. but the same side. $30 each plus post
by Mark Osterman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 3419

Re: New guy here

Welcome to the world of model Ts. They are a lot if fun and a great distraction from the stresses of everyday life. I drive mine nearly every day. What part of Kansas City. I went to the Kansas City Art Institute and have pieces in the Nelson Gallery collection. Beautiful city.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your whole family
Replies: 26
Views: 2585

Re: Lets see your whole family

France as K.T. Oakley and me as Dr. Bumstead with the Lenape Liquid Show.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Out Of Hibernation
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Out Of Hibernation

Lookin good. Now let the wind dust it off some more!
by Mark Osterman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updraft Intake question
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Updraft Intake question

No really ... am interested in what the application is for this so I can sell it.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Updraft Intake question
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Updraft Intake question

I originally bought this NOS manifold for my U&J carburetor and even had Stan drill it to fit. Turns out that while the intake hole line up ... there is no room for the exhaust manifold. Anyone know its application?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Classtique Upholstery FS
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Classtique Upholstery FS

I have a Classtique seat back upholstery assembly for a 23 runabout that I didn’t install correctly. When I took the car to an upholstery shop to fix what I screwed up they didn’t want to use it so I had to buy a second assembly. This has staple holes where I installed it and a small section cut out...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pitchmen and Old Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Pitchmen and Old Cars

Well ... that’s pretty much what I did for twenty years. I sold a lot of stuff.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pitchmen and Old Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Pitchmen and Old Cars

Back in the 1980s I stumbled on a small article in a 1930s copy of Billboard Magazine on a pitchman who built a podium on the back of his rumble seat coupe. I owned a 1933 Plymouth rumble-seat coupe at the time. So, I built my own version. The podium unfolded when the lid was opened and it had diffe...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Looking for Help in upstate NY

I just want the top to have a proper fit. I’ve seen lots of seats and top kits that are ok ... and some that were not so great installed by people doing it for the first time. Not their fault. I’m a pretty good craftsman but no matter how slow you go, if you don’t know the tricks (as you pointed out...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Looking for Help in upstate NY

I’m actually looking for physical on-site help, not a phone conversation or a bad video. When I did the seats the written instructions were so cryptic that unless you had done one of these before it was impossible to do a really good job. After doing the job based on guessing what needed to be done ...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Looking for Help in upstate NY

I am finally planning to install a top on my ‘23 runabout this summer. If possible I’d really like some help from someone who’s done this before. When I installed my seats everyone said it’s much easier the second time. An odd thing to say I think. I only have this one T and want it right the first ...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Ok Dan. I stand corrected! 😀 That design is older than I imagined.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 3478

Re: Camping with a T

Robb, I’m so impressed with your camper. Wonderful.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Show your Trouble Lights

Like the reflector. Must have had another clamp. That is a more modern reflector light clamp still being made today.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show your Trouble Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Show your Trouble Lights

Found this at a car boot sale in Wiltshire, England a few years ago. Has a hand cranked 12 foot long retractable cord. The bulb is a vintage double contact headlight bulb.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 131
Views: 9999

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

Living in New York State we are seeing it creep out into our county. People are dying. The big stores are usually out of paper but the very small stores at gas stations and little corner shops have toilet paper and paper towels. What I can’t understand is hoarding bottled water. We have decent tap w...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prop Nut Question
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Prop Nut Question

Well, Japanning is essentially a baked on asphalt and lampblack coating, the same as used to make tintype plates. No problem .. I make tintypes for my day job. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 10118

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Unrestored plates on my 1923 Runabout. The rear plate view is with the Ford-O oil lamp and bracket. I have the spare in a running board mount. When I put the spare on the back with the regular Ford mount I put the light and plate on that spare bracket.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: New Day Timer Brush

Well, here is an update. As I suspected the NOS brush I put in my New Day Timer was set at a slightly pitch than the new ones I recently got from Langs. It threw the advance off a little. When I replaced it with the new brush from Langs the advance lever was exactly where I had set it back when I fi...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prop Nut Question
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Prop Nut Question

I got this nice set of top prop nuts today. Am curious if these were significantly different for different years. Were they always painted black? These appear to be nickel plated under the paint.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 3229

Re: Radiator Caps

Like the one that is rounded over on the inside bottom. Would work much better with the rubber doughnut gasket.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 10392

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Rich, Here is one of the photographs that was based on the sketch. Most people probably don’t realize that some fine art photographers often do preliminary sketches for their photographs.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Tire Wear
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Front Tire Wear

I went through a pair of front tires in about four moths of driving because I left the tie rod as I received the car. Then it came to me that the toe in was screwed up. I adjusted it after I installed another set of front tires and it still wasn’t quite right so I adjusted it again using a different...