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by E THOMAS
Mon May 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: 1908 Detroit, Ford runabout?

To me looking at this picture of this elegant building, seems that Detroit was a well developed and sophisticated city before it became the center of automobile manufacturing.
by E THOMAS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 Pickup bed wood
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: 26 Pickup bed wood

I agree with Larry. The boards on my '25 are 7/8" plus, clearly not 3/4 inch. Ash makes a nice pick up bed if you can find it. Southern yellow pine too. Red oak is not going to give an original look.
by E THOMAS
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest update on the Ford Special racer: another drive
Replies: 19
Views: 1871

Re: Latest update on the Ford Special racer: another drive

The VSCCA has hillclimbs for vintage cars at places ranging from Mt. Equinox VT, to one in PA, Hershey H.C. \

Roll bars are not required, just a lap belt and a fire extinguisher.

I bet they would let you run.
by E THOMAS
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 2405

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

at the end of the season I put in a few gallons of 100LL avgas into a near empty tank. Avgas does not go bad in the fuel lines and carb. I get 5 gallon jerry cans of it at the airport. In the spring, I just add new normal fuel from the regular unleaded pump.
by E THOMAS
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 2322

Re: 1916 Ford Landaulette & Town Car

Ananth: This is a great and very historical car, I look forward to seeing the restoration of it take place on these pages. This forum has almost boundless enthusiasm, knowledge and willingness to share.. You will likely need some parts from the USA too. When it is finished, the Ford Town Car should ...
by E THOMAS
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: English T Wrench? - King Dick
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: English T Wrench? - King Dick

Here IMG_20190228_124046_resized_20190228_124104734.jpg Here is an "adjustable wrench" from the tool kit of a 1950 MGTD. It is marked "made in England" but no other markings. This is what is sometimes called a "Ford Wrench" in general terms. Earlier British tool kits that I am familiar, MGTC, or Vin...
by E THOMAS
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: T Roadster pickup

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The real Roadster Pick Up. First steel pick up bed made in a long line of vehicles today known as a pick up truck. F-150 is the descendant.
by E THOMAS
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Glass Thickness
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Glass Thickness

I used 3/16 safety glass for a windshield. Seemed close to the original size. The last thing a T needs is extra weight
by E THOMAS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dayton wire wheel info
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Dayton wire wheel info

On Rudge spline drive hubs, there is usually a small hole in the side, sometimes covered with a small screw.
by E THOMAS
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2812

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

I can tell you what the Chinese have done in the larger cities. They have clunker laws that ban old cars. In 2004 or so they deregistered any car over 10 years of age. I was lucky, I have a 1995 BMW, and it escaped the purge. Now, China has encouraged the use of electric cars by having a long waitin...
by E THOMAS
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 4125

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

The model T is called "the machine" That is what my grandfather called his pick up. He went all the way back to the early days of cars, and that was what they were called, a "machine". Cecilia is what I call my Cessna 140 "cause she's breaking my heart, she's shaking my confidence daily"
by E THOMAS
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: very OT Elephant stew
Replies: 14
Views: 1391

Re: very OT Elephant stew

I worked at a factory in China 20 years ago for a winter. Each day, two medium sized hogs would arrive on the backs of motorcycles. Then, the cooks spent all morning preparing lunch. The 3000 workers got two meals a day. Noontime and six PM. Between the massive drum of white rice, some boiled vegeta...
by E THOMAS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whats your favorite TOOL?
Replies: 25
Views: 1907

Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

I have exactly the same 4" Bahco Crecent wrench for pocket carry. I got mine in Sweden in 1975 when I was working on a farm for the summer. The term "Crecent wrench" is the proper term for this pattern of spanner, as the Crecent company first produced them. The British and commonwealth call them a "...
by E THOMAS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reenact father's 1925 Model T trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: Reenact father's 1925 Model T trip

Sounds like a splendid adventure. Any well sorted T should be able to make a 350 mile trip on old roads. Speeds need to be kept to 30-35mph. Are you going to camp out in the same spot? If you have someone following with a trailer Etc. that is kind of cheating, however, they could be hauling a big ca...
by E THOMAS
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My first exposure to a Model T
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: My first exposure to a Model T

Before I was ten I had collected a number of Model T parts. Back in the 60's and early '70s, there were always old Fords to be found in the woods, behind sheds, and in the overgrown perimeter of abandoned farms. My friends and I would venture out sometimes for days with tools and a wheelbarrow to sa...
by E THOMAS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My first T
Replies: 26
Views: 2050

Re: My first T

The dummy in the trunk is dressed in some sort of 1950's scanty outfit, likely part of a car show display. The owner may be from Providence, and those folks are used to having bodies in the trunk. The Model T is shown at its first car show, a casual local event. Won "best in Pre-War".
by E THOMAS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My first T
Replies: 26
Views: 2050

Re: My first T

My first complete T . I started collecting parts as a kid, but my dad kept throwing them away. Finally put this one together in 2016
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