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by Mark Osterman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Model T parts
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: For Sale: Model T parts

And speedometer chain links?
by Mark Osterman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS/ Early type turtle deck
Replies: 0
Views: 167

FS/ Early type turtle deck

$300 plus postage. Email for particulars Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reaching administrator
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Reaching administrator

I have recently
retired and my email has changed since I used the “office” email for this forum. How do I update my contact and password?
by Mark Osterman
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 1950

Re: stupid men

LOL .... yes, I saw the same ads .... LOL
by Mark Osterman
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Cans
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Running Board Cans

Yup, I plan on waiting until I have assembled the set to make the carrier. Have seen an enclosed Bear Brand running board box for the cans. When we can finally get back to Hershey it will be a hunt for me to find the other cans, or keep my eye out on eBay and the forum.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running Board Cans
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Running Board Cans

I just bought this Bear Brand running board oil can on eBay. Of course now I’m on the hunt for the other two. I’ve seen lots of the Boyco cans but does anyone out there have a complete set of these Bear Brand? Would like to see the bracket that holds them together. And naturally I would like to hear...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Plasti-dip battery hold downs.

Here is the battery box and lid in my 23 runabout. One before the body was installed and also with the body installed and the deck hatch removed.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30 x 3 1/2” demountable rim
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: FS 30 x 3 1/2” demountable rim

I didn’t see the reply. Please email Mosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4758

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

If you want a better cast iron field coil for your rebuild I’ll give it to you if you pay the postage.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 30 x 3 1/2” demountable rim
Replies: 3
Views: 374

FS 30 x 3 1/2” demountable rim

I bought this nearly perfect rim at Hershey a few year back. I sprayed it black and mounted a tire on it and it didn’t fit my Haynes rims. Ever so slightly bigger. May not be for Ford I dunno. $75 plus post
by Mark Osterman
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Al Smith license topper
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Al Smith license topper

Smith ran for presidential nomination in 1924 and lost. Got the nomination in 1928 and ran against Hoover and lost. Interesting guy and anti prohibition! This license topper is solid with no serious rust or holes. $75 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED! APCO Steering Column Bracket.
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: WANTED! APCO Steering Column Bracket.

Is that my picture? I may have another.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not all Ts were all black !
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Not all Ts were all black !

Just how dusty black photographed back then.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cockpit Choke for Stromberg OF?
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: Cockpit Choke for Stromberg OF?

Here is a vintage column control I use for either an OF I have or the U&J I’m currently using. It comes in very handy when starting in cold weather. You can gradually back off on the choke as the engine warms up.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Turtle Deck for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Turtle Deck for sale

Hoping to sell to someone who will drive to Rochester for puck up.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Turtle Deck for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Turtle Deck for sale

Has mostly very light powdery surface rust and a little light pitting in a few areas. Very solid with no dents in the curved areas, just a couple on the edges that would be easy to smooth out. One hing is broken and it has two different latch handles; one flat and one round. $300 plus post or pick u...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1053

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

I have bought and sold antiques since I was a boy. There are still a few old timers where I grew up that remember me going door to door selling “the bullet that killed Lincoln.” Evidently I was cute enough that few could refuse such a deal. I sold a lot of them! 😀 Now mind you I do give away pieces ...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1514

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Put the carburetors away ... and break out the fiddle.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1567

Re: What other than normal gas, can you run your T on?

I used benzine at work and just for fun brought some home and using my small test gas tank (from an old lawn mower) tried it in my T. It ran fine. Would be a very expensive alternative now but I understand it was one of the more common fuels in the early days. We also use toluene but I didn’t try th...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a peaceful, healthy and safe Christmas.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Stop Light Wire

That’s quite a distance way under the pickup box. Have you thought of bringing it to a place where it might be more easily seen?
by Mark Osterman
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: News for Me
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: News for Me

I am turning 66 in February and plan to apply for Social Security in April. I had been planning to retire the middle of 2021, so covid stepped up my schedule by a few months. Actually very happy to do this. Last week I brought a mountain of boxes from my lab and office. I have established an archive...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: News for Me
Replies: 11
Views: 811

News for Me

Well, as of this week I am officially retired from my job of twenty-one years at The George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. For ten years I taught photograph conservators how to identify different types of 19th century photographs by teaching how they were made and also how they deteriorate. ...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Valve Weeping
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Sediment Bulb Valve Weeping

Does anyone sell a brass replacement valve? You could fill the pits with silver solder, file to shape and grind it in place with valve grinding paste then the yellow stuff.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressed for Christmas and Covid
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Dressed for Christmas and Covid

As the title states 😀
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)

Sold ... thanks MTFCA
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)

Ok Danny, it’s yours then.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)

Didn’t get your message Danny. Please email me if you still want it. Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1486

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

I usually use gasoline. I had some kerosene but it left the parts oily and I want them to actually dry before the next step. I’m pretty sure it’s the day job chemicals that will eventually kill me. I make daguerreotypes and tintypes on a regular basis.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Turn Signals
Replies: 0
Views: 231

My Turn Signals

I posted a short video of my turn signal system on Youtube. It is set on hazard (all lights flashing) but you get the point. My car is the standard 6 volt system. I made an adapter to hold 21 single contact bulbs in the cowl lights and smaller lights in amber lens beehive marker lights in the rear g...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)

Yes Allan I thought the same thing. I haven’t really cleaned the black part yet. Surprised it hasn’t sold.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: Turn signals

I used the cowl lights for the front turn signals. Used amber beehive marker lights in the rear.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: Turn signals

I worked on this too in the summer. I fixed the problem by finding vintage US made flasher units. The ones made in Taiwan were really bad and the more modern type for LED didn’t work for traditional tungsten bulbs. I have recently come upon some NOS flashers if anyone needs one. $10 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)
Replies: 7
Views: 547

1915-16 E&J Tail light (original paint)

I only cleaned the brass a little with ketchup to confirm the brass top and door. Original black paint. Font and burner good. One slight dent on door. Could be knocked out. Use on a survivor as is or restore.

$150 plus post. Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 1294

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

Andrew, you did a great job on all of it. Really appreciate the attention to the aesthetics of what would have been used back in the model T era. Much more like an original than the new boxes that are made like a piece of fine cabinet making with quarter sawn oak or walnut. Back in the day they woul...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: A sad day for the Model T Ford owners

So sorry to hear of his passing. We have lost several friends to covid. Serious stuff and I hope we can all stay safe long enough for the vaccines to be distributed.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1653

Re: Engine splash pans

Been trying to put together a pair of good original pans. Here is what I’ve found so far. Because i have a U&J carburetor I will need to modify the right side pan.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1918

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!)

Imagine how much better it would run with a good functioning magneto putting out the volts!
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

Re: A real barn find

Wonderful seeing these in the wild. Love the pictures but now I want to see more. 😀
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: steering gear
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: steering gear

A couple of weeks ago I noticed some shimmy in my front axle. There was some slop in the right side king pin bushing. I changed the bushing and the king pin was good and tight. I checked all the various ball joints but then I discovered the nut on the spindle arm on the drivers side was loose. Probl...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1918

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

I was just thinking about the effect of having the spark set at exactly the right place for the circumstance. I set it one place for starting from a dead stop .. then as I shift from los to high gear .. and then as I accelerate flat out or climb hills. There are times when I’m approaching 40-45 that...
by Mark Osterman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: I want to build a wood engine stand (Need Help)

Are you planning on using it just for storage ... or running in an engine?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone have some used valves?
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Anyone have some used valves?

Hi all. I’m looking for some standard stem size and the traditional type that take a pin. Just don’t want to use the two piece size that were in the engine.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone have some used valves?
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Anyone have some used valves?

I have a spare 1923 engine on a work stand. The pistons, crank bearings and cam look good. I’d just like to get it running just for fun this winter. It currently has the old two part valves so I’m looking for some modern valves that have been pulled from an engine that was rebuilt. Would like to fin...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: Prices going down ?

I’ve enjoyed reading this recent installment of “prices going down.” I know it’s hard to see them go down when you’ve put so much into your car but very few people ever make restoring a car an investment opportunity. It’s a labor of love and keeping them going is a form of entertainment you have to ...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1886

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Yes, and I walked away from it with no broken bones. Here is a before and after.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bailing wire nut?
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: bailing wire nut?

I bet that car had a death wobble shimmy!
by Mark Osterman
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

I also use satin black. When gloss is used it shows every single little pit in the metal. Satin gives a nice sheen.
by Mark Osterman
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For Those Wanting a Good Natural Patina....,
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: For Those Wanting a Good Natural Patina....,

Same for me ... it’s great on exhaust manifolds. For other things I use the black Rustoleum Rust Reformer rattle can paint. Rub it down with a cotton cloth about 20 minutes after spraying for a very nice sheen.
by Mark Osterman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T and others in color
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Model T and others in color

We would call this “out of the tube” coloring where I work at the George Eastman Museum. The picture would be considered amateur quality because there is no mixing of color pigments to give a realistic effect. A piece of wood may be “brown” but the hue would change depending on the distance from the...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: electric fuel cut off

I guess I don’t worry much about my car in an unheated detached garage built in 1919. I do remember having an OF carburetor with a stuck float dumping a gallon of gas on the floor once.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: electric fuel cut off

I have the brass right angle shut off at the carburetor but I have only used it when removing the carb for adjustments or switching out carburetors. I ground in the valve on the gas tank and use EZ lube there. No leaking in either place. Did people shut off their gas in the old days when they parked?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

Just in case a visual is needed.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Gas

Over the past several years I have run Nellie, my 23 runabout, with several different carburetors just to see the difference. These included the stock Ford stamped NH type that came with my car, a straight through NH, a Stromberg OF and I’m currently running a U&J. I also try different oils and gaso...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: World War 1 Model Ts
Replies: 26
Views: 1834

Re: World War 1 Model Ts

I think some of you old guys are a little rough on him. I loved history in school and I don’t remember any part of the curriculum or the books that would have resulted in me knowing how a model T Ford was used in “The Great War.” Aside from The Blue Max, there really wasn’t much in the movies or pop...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Peerless Tool Box
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Peerless Tool Box

A pretty good Peerless tool box. No serious rust or dents but missing the clasp hooks and the lock clasp. Usually these have been drilled out for door type padlock clasps. Would clean up nice .. or use on your “barn find” as is. $60 plus postage. Email me at markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3-Z-624 Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: 3-Z-624 Exhaust Nut Wrench

Sorry ... sold to the first to send me a message.
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench

An original exhaust pipe nut wrench

$30 plus post
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 3-Z-624 Exhaust Nut Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 402

3-Z-624 Exhaust Nut Wrench

Vintage exhaust pipe nut wrench

$30 plus post
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Record
Replies: 3
Views: 566

A Record

I noticed some front end wobbling in the past week of driving and thought I’d get a jump on it right away. The sooner the better. I had the afternoon off from work and it was up to 75 this afternoon, so a good time to tinker. After jacking up the front axle I found the king pin bushings on the right...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE curtain hooks FREE
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: FREE curtain hooks FREE

Interesting. They look like a NORS hook given they are stock from a box marked from another manufacturer. Wouldn’t the Ford box be marked Ford? Just asking.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Yes, I have seen you comment about this before in earlier threads. Also seen the pictures of your roadster pickup with the side curtains installed though never seen any detail shots of that which would be very interesting. Since my T has side lights would I still install the smaller flat hook on the...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Yes, I saw the posts you made regarding the oversized windows in your side curtains. Very neat. Now that you’ve had chances to them, what do you think? Would you change anything or do you like them as is?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

These are the front side curtain clips I have. One set has a circular mounting hole ... the others gave a square mounting hole. From what gather from the links Mark posted the square hole version with the shorter hook must go on the oil lamp bolt that also goes through the windshield mounting bracke...
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Mark, I did see some pictures of your installation but not all the points of contact.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Thanks for posting the link. Never hurts to help again .. right? When I did a search I couldn’t find them. But I don’t actually see any detail photographs of the inside and outside of the side curtain installation on a 1923 runabout. Have I missed that too? So sorry to ask again.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Well .. in lieu of having an original in my hands I need to “rely on the kindness of strangers.” Can you please post pictures of your original curtains? My car had no curtains but it did have the fasteners inside the bows and on the arm rest. I do also have some of the original
clips for the front.
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Side curtain fasteners question

I am now thinking about side curtains on the 23 runabout. I’m confused about how they are fastened. My assumption is that the fronts are secured to the windshield bracket and posts with flat hooks. Then the top of the fronts are held inside by three common sense twisty fasteners that are on each sid...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS accessory Ford rear window frames
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: NOS accessory Ford rear window frames

Sold ... thanks MTFCA
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS accessory Ford rear window frames
Replies: 2
Views: 319

NOS accessory Ford rear window frames

$50 plus postage
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Direct LED replacement headlight
Replies: 35
Views: 2111

Re: Direct LED replacement headlight

I tried them but went back to conventional bulbs. When your lenses are fluted like the Ford H style it throws a strange pattern. They are much better with clear glass lenses.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tire pumps. Jacks
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Tire pumps. Jacks

I’m looking for a good rebuildable tire pump. Markosterman@icloud.com
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traffic Light Finders
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Traffic Light Finders

Well, I’m enjoying the new top on my runabout and I’ve figured out how to see through the rear windows ok. But the stop lights are a different story. Driving predominately in a city I stop at many traffic lights that are impossible to see unless I crouch down really far to look up. Now mind you many...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Box of condensers
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Box of condensers

Bought a large lot of vintage NOS electrical stuff just for some 6 volt flasher relays. Here is a box full of condensers that might be good for distributers and alternators etc that people might be able to use on their model T upgrades. I dunno. $25 plus post.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Scandinavia Linings
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: FS Scandinavia Linings

Thanks, I was wondering because I have some of the same type in my garage.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine dies when lights turned on
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Engine dies when lights turned on

When was the magneto last rebuilt?
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Scandinavia Linings
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: FS Scandinavia Linings

Do they deteriorate in the shelf? Mildew etc.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4574

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

Rebuilt the top assembly and installed the top on my 23 runabout.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting the Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Starting the Model T

I’m not sure why you need to put so much pressure / speed on turning the crank unless your magnets are in really poor condition (assuming you don’t have /use a battery). When I hand crank with the coil box set to battery all I need to do is set the crank at around 7-8:00 and lift very gently. I usua...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Model T Registry ?

Is there an international registry of model Ts based on serial numbers?
by Mark Osterman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!
Replies: 19
Views: 1164

Re: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!

Does anyone actually remove and reinstall bands through the inspection cover? If not .. is there any advantage to bands with removable ears?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Runabout Turtle Deck Lid Prop
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Runabout Turtle Deck Lid Prop

Got tired of having the lid whack me on the hand ... and don’t want it to leave a permanent dent in the new top. So, I drilled two small holes on the inside of the lid and the turtle deck and inserted a stiff removable rod with the ends bent inward.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield H channel : What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Windshield H channel : What would you do?

Ok guys. The 1923 model T was the first with the windshield that tilts back ... often called a “slant” windshield. Unlike the the 1921 and earlier that allow the top windshield glass to fold down the slant windshield has the hinge up higher allowing the top windshield glass to tilt outward at the bo...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield H channel : What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Windshield H channel : What would you do?

I do have the original glass windows but I checked them when I had the safety glass cut and they were the same size. I just looked at the set screws on the windshield posts and see that in theory the windows should be able to seat further down ... but the rubber gasket between the bottom windshield ...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield H channel : What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Windshield H channel : What would you do?

I have it as far down as possible. That’s why I was wondering about the thickness of the rubber gasket.
by Mark Osterman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield H channel : What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Windshield H channel : What would you do?

I finally got around to installing that rubber H channel that fits on the lower windshield and acts as a seal against the upper windshield. There isn’t enough clearance to close the windows. They have always been a little tight with the metal caps rubbing against each other (see picture). I always t...
by Mark Osterman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 982

Re: Alternative fuel

Were there specific carburetors for kerosene?
by Mark Osterman
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

My sense from the answers is that no one actually worries about that steel bracket on the center bow digging into the top material ... right? I have gotten better since I shot that last picture.
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Early Ford Brass Radiator Script
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: For Sale: Early Ford Brass Radiator Script

What does that one say? So are the ones for sale above cut down from these?
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: How Often Do You Clean Your Timer ?

Been running a vintage New Day timer for the past two years. I clean it out and dress the contacts by twisting a disc covered with very fine sand paper about every two months. I drive my car every day .. around 100 miles a week. At the same time I remove the plugs and clean those .. and check the co...
by Mark Osterman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

Come on guys ... I know there are a few people with runabouts / roadsters who can give me the advice I’m looking for. I posted on the mode T Facebook page and all I got was pele telling me to always have the top up while in the garage and in storage.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

I did push it in on the back ... but it’s the sides I can’t figure out. How does one avoid the metal bracket rubbing against the top material? That’s where a video of a 23-25 runabout would be helpful.
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

How do I fold the Top when Down?

Ok, so I installed the Clastique top kit on my 1923 runabout. It goes up fine and comes down fine too. Now I’m trying to figure out how it should be ticked in and folded in the down position. There is the metal bracket on the second bow where the end of the first bow goes when the top is in the up p...
by Mark Osterman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1923 runabout top bows
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: 1923 runabout top bows

Top bows sold. Thanks MTFCA
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1923 runabout top bows
Replies: 2
Views: 299

1923 runabout top bows

I bought this extra set of original top bows as a reference to look at while I was installing the bows I rebuilt on my 23 runabout. It had enough of all the elements of the original top installation to show me where things need to be tacked on my new top. The front wood was no good where it met the ...
by Mark Osterman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Original Fasteners

I’m installing the top on my 1923 runabout and have noticed that the “lift the dot” fasteners that come with the kit are not the same size as the originals on my bows. The male fasteners that thread into holes on the inside metal supports have a smaller head than the originals and naturally they don...
by Mark Osterman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gonna do it !
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 173

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...