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by Aussie16
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to but-Brass horn Rim
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Wanted to but-Brass horn Rim

Hoping someone here may be able to help. Looking for a brass non-pirell horn rim and gauze to buy. Apologies for metric measurements. This will complete the restoration of my early pickup. Thanks in advance. Warwick.
by Aussie16
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB '09-'11 windshield brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: WTB '09-'11 windshield brackets

Are these what you are after? The 09/10 style are a little different with a longer leg,but these are correct for 1911/12.Nice original pair made from steel and brass plated. Some plating still intact but would need to be redone.
by Aussie16
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1375

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Two Couplets for one man is just not fair! Really enjoyed the article on the restoration of your '15. I'm sure the 16 will be equally as beautiful. I look froward to future updates of this restoration. My ambition is to one day own a Couplet. I keep a file of all that are advertised,displayed or on ...
by Aussie16
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Speedster project uopdate, Solid Copper Head Gasket torque question.

Hi Don, This image was posted to one of the model T facebook pages I watch. I thought it looked like the original version of your car. I have enjoyed watching your build progress. I had a 4 valve Rajo on a Tudor Sedan at one point. Never had any Head gasket issues. It was a newly made composite type...
by Aussie16
Sat May 30, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.
Replies: 16
Views: 1669

Re: 1907 - 1909 Ford Model T prototype, courtesy of Trent B.

What a wonderful presentation. Thanks for sharing it. Also great to put some faces to the names of some of the great historians and custodians of early Ford history and vehicles. I am very fortunate to live nearby a very original 2 lever T. When it is parked next to the 1910 that lives in the same g...
by Aussie16
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Great to see it running. It has been fun to watch the build progress over the years and the postings. Looing forward to seeing it move. Well done.
by Aussie16
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometime in late 1909 or early 1910, Henry Ford wanted one more shot!
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Sometime in late 1909 or early 1910, Henry Ford wanted one more shot!

Great stuff Rob. Really good to see it all put together in sequential form. Some wonderful Ford and world racing history. A very ncie disatraction in these interesting and challenging days. Thanks for your work.
by Aussie16
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 61
Views: 3700

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

20200406_151047.jpg Picture 1 is is in 1971. That is me on the front seat at a photo shoot just after my Dad completed restoration of his 1916 Canadian Tourer. He sold it when I was 8 years old. I bought it back 40 years later! I dis some mechanical and cosmetic work on it and drove it for a few ye...
by Aussie16
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 240
Views: 11025

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

3 Aussie T's on tour last month for the Chapters 40th anniversary.
by Aussie16
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND !! 1915-16 Hood Former THANK YOU !!
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Wanted: 1915-16 Hood Former

BTT. Come on guys,whos got one of these for Dons Centredoor resto?
by Aussie16
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Timers Gathering
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Old Timers Gathering

What I love about timers is how the accessory companies made stuff with more moving parts, more chance for failure and no distinct chance of making the system better. The advertising spin was incredible and people seemed to gobble it up. Would love to read some of the advertising material and be abl...
by Aussie16
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 9313

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

My weekend work has been cancelled as we limit contact with each other. Lots of motoring events I usually attend have been cancelled. This weekend I have used the time to make some progress on my 1916 pickup project. Very pleased with the new windshield frames and brackets from Langs. Our Australian...
by Aussie16
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 2994

Re: Camping with a T

Camping out after a days touring with friends in a Model T is one of my favorite past times. Wifey is not keen on it so my son usually comes with me. Here is a link to a couple of videos he has made of 2 of our best camping trips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdfWaW_cDes https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Aussie16
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 windshield stay rod support clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 374

1912 windshield stay rod support clamp

Just searching the vendor catalogs. Looking to buy the clamp that fixes to the front fender iron bolt that holds the windshield support rod. Does anyone make or supply them? If not, need to make one myself. Can someone supply dimensions please.
by Aussie16
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 dashboard moulding corner finish
Replies: 2
Views: 567

1912 dashboard moulding corner finish

I have a 1916 pickup project which I am building with the earlier style dashboard and hood former. I purchased the brass molding from Lang's that I thought would do the job. It has the brass edge that hangs over with a slight curve on the top. Because of the curve it is difficult to get a nice squar...
by Aussie16
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1915 Brake Pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: WTB 1915 Brake Pedal

Dave, I have several original ribbed pedal heads that have been cut off the pedals. If you are happy to weld one on a pedal shaft you can have them for the cost of postage? Ribbed pedals seem to be more readily available here in Australia. Maybe the ribbed pedals were more popular on Canadian cars??
by Aussie16
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I dont know when I first joined, but it was a long time ago! So much so, my sons have grown up we me in the study on various computor's studying the forum. My wife and sons share a quote, "Dads in the study, forumming" which only relates to perusing the MTFCA forum. I have learned so much, sometimes...
by Aussie16
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: New 39T/13T Ruckstell Crownwheel and Pinion

I hope it is "Hopped up" pretty good John. The 3:1 not in a Ruxstell with a heavy body, you will want to have plenty of Pep to keep it pulling.
by Aussie16
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 valve Rajo and an OF.
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: 4 valve Rajo and an OF.

Allan, My Rajo 4 Valve came with from what I can remember was a fairly big SU carb. It had a very simple inlet manifold and used pretty simple throttle controls off the standard rhd control shaft. It serviced the big inlet valves well. SU's are readily avaialable. Search 4 valve Rajo on the forum. t...
by Aussie16
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 09-19 floorboard riser to firewall bracket dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 328

09-19 floorboard riser to firewall bracket dimensions

Would somebody be kind enough to provide me with dimensions of Langs part no. 3651, the floor riser to firewall bracket? As part of my current project, I neglected to fit these brackets and need to at least drill some holes in the riser and firewall while I am preparing for paint. Will most likely b...
by Aussie16
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: watching parking at the holiday excursion
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: watching parking at the holiday excursion

Could you please post a link to the video of the most recent event? Always good viewing and lots of nice T's and other cars there. Thanks,
by Aussie16
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-10 sidelight brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: 1909-10 sidelight brackets

Steel and brass plated. Many other parts on the 09/10 Models were steel and bras plated including the emergency brake lever.
by Aussie16
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 4497

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Very sad news indeed. Howard was a wonderful Model T ambassador and a friend to all in the hobby. I had the pleasure of meeting him on tours in both Australia and the USA. At our most recent meeting, he was a wonderful host and let me drive the famous "lucky 7". He was most complimentary as to my ab...
by Aussie16
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale 1916 Ford Coupelet
Replies: 11
Views: 4765

Re: For Sale 1916 Ford Coupelet

Somebody got a fantastic deal! I have been watching this add for weeks and wishing I could sell all my T stuff to buy this car! I knew it would be gone before I could get the cash together. I hope it has gone to a good home and will be toured again some time soon.
by Aussie16
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3945

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Thanks for that Russ. All that trunk space and no easy way to get luggage in! The 1916 design will be the one for me to look out for. I need all than accessable trunk space for my wife's luggage! Congratulations again on a spectacular restoration. You certainly have aimed for the rarest and pretties...
by Aussie16
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: How was I able to drive 2000 miles the in the last month?

I really enjoyed the coverage of you trip in your other post. You are correct,if your car will go 50 miles, it will go 500! You have, however got the knowledge and done the preparation to do long tours. Many folk head of on tours and are under prepared and dont know how to deal with problems when th...
by Aussie16
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3945

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Thanks for commenting Mike and Russ. I was wondering if it was your old car Mike. I am extremely jealous of Russ having two of that beautiful model of car. I was not previously aware of the differences of the entries to the rear storage compartments. Could you post some pictures of it open please Ru...
by Aussie16
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 3596

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Did it kick back because you left it advanced accidently or is the timing out or timer faulty? The T should not put your wrist or arm in no danger,left or right handed, if the timing is retarded correctly for starting and the ignition circuit is in good condition.
by Aussie16
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 3714

Re: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Yes, 2 drum failures and both with Kevlar Bands. Both my fault, due to poor adjustment and operator error. This issue has been discussed on numerous other threads. It is good, however, to see that folk agree that Kevlar can contribute to cracked drums but also they are a great product if used and ad...
by Aussie16
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fan hub repair
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: 1909 Fan hub repair

Hi Chris, It appears to have been soldered in. Originally was a press fit. Heat it up,ment the solder and it will probably fall out I am sick of brass hub fans wearing out so are currently fitting a sealed bearing kit in the hub to replace the bush. It came with my car and was supplied from Texas T ...
by Aussie16
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Henrietta's new safety feature.
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Re: Henrietta's new safety feature.

Hi Keith, I will be at the Maryborough Tour and will have spare seats in the Touring. It is a Left Hand Drive car so you will feel quite at home. In Allans absence hopefully you can ride with us?
by Aussie16
Tue May 21, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

My opinion seems to differ. Most folk who attend tours have their cars set up to tour, ie rocky mountain brakes or disks, and they know how to drive safely according to the descent and road conditions. The scenary looks spectacular in the video and I think tour participants who have travelled a long...
by Aussie16
Mon May 13, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: willie cordes
Replies: 19
Views: 2844

Re: willie cordes

Thanks for the pictures Gary. Fantastic to see that Luke can have a smile taking his Dad on his final ride in a Model T! A wonderful and fitting send off for a great Model T guy. Condolences to Jeff and Luke.
by Aussie16
Wed May 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do I have a broken crankshaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

Re: Do I have a broken crankshaft?

Great Stuff Eric. Wonderful of you to assist with the rebuild and also very positive from the new owner to accept that old cars fail. New T owner/drivers can also be at fault and may have inadvertantly contributed to the breakage with not quite enough driving experience. Look froward to seeing the n...
by Aussie16
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner
Replies: 0
Views: 438

WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner

Wanting purchase a Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner for the Small hub Model T wire Wheels. Reproduction or original will be fine. Just managed to pick up a set of wheels and hubs but need a spanner. Have lots of parts and spares to trade if you want to swap??
by Aussie16
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner
Replies: 0
Views: 401

WTB Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner

Wanting purchase a Budd Wire Wheel Hub Nut Spanner for the Small hub Model T wire Wheels. Reproduction or original will be fine. Just managed to pick up a set of wheels and hubs but need a spanner. Have lots of parts and spares to trade if you want to swap??
by Aussie16
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 7358

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

Wonderful pictures. I am interested to see pictures of the original front and rear seat frames for 1916. Could you take some pictures of the seat frames with the cushions removed please? I am a bit confused how much woo against steel is included in the 1916 Tourings.
by Aussie16
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-skids vs standard tread
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Non-skids vs standard tread

I agree with all other comments re longevity. The new Non-Skids are way to soft and wear very quickly. Nice for a display car but poor for a driver.
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by Aussie16
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IT LIVES...
Replies: 24
Views: 3494

Re: IT LIVES...

An absolute credit to you Rob. A delightful looking speedster. There is still hope for me yet. I have have had several failed speedster build attempts and have owned items such as Rajo's, wire wheels and Warfords! Work,family and funds get it the way but one day, that perfect spare block I have stas...
by Aussie16
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Early Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Wanted Early Block

Just curious Gene, did you break your current one? Good luck with finding a new donor one. Getting hard to find good early ones now.
by Aussie16
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 3376

Re: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)

Great pictures. Thanks for posting. Some really good deals for you there! Have seen a few pictures of that nice black 1915 Touring. How much for that one? Also a couple of OHV set ups in your pictures. Seems to be a few of them around at the moment.
by Aussie16
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 7660

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

I have named my new Model T Eunice! It came with a rubber chicken tied to it that had Eunice on it. The chicken is gone but the memory will stay!
by Aussie16
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 6637

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

Rob ,really enjoying the detail and story of these early racers. The pictures of the car in the Henry Ford show quite a unique radiator. Would your car have had the same? Vic obviously has used just a standard brass radiator. Curious to see a bit more about the radiators used and there construction....
by Aussie16
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1910 pile
Replies: 23
Views: 4504

Re: 1910 pile

It is a magnificient looking pile! If you have most nuts and bolts it would be great to see it roughly assembled to look more like a car for those that dont appreciate all those early parts. I think roughly assembled it would look like a much more desirable project fro someone to take on. I hope it ...
by Aussie16
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - this ought to be worth a new forum thread. Four Model K at OCF.
Replies: 8
Views: 1806

Re: OT - this ought to be worth a new forum thread. Four Model K at OCF.

I am more looking froward to build threads on your big engined Model T racer! Now that is an interesting story!
by Aussie16
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An International excercise in trust and patience
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

An International excercise in trust and patience

In mid 2018 I was very excited to be on an outback Australian adventure with my son and the T. Unfortunately we had a low speed rollover accident in some deep loose dirt. I assumed that my car would be assessed as a write off by the insurance company so with that in mind I began the search for anoth...
by Aussie16
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 2922

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Bill, I can see that you are Bill! A great feature of this format is your proper full name is displayed at the right hand side of the post. A different user name tells me you are a fan of 6 volt! No real need to change as we can see both names as you post.
by Aussie16
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?
Replies: 22
Views: 2922

Re: edit USER NAME? Can it be done?

Bill, I can see that you are Bill! A great feature of this format is your proper full name is displayed at the right hand side of the post. A different user name tells me you are a fan of 6 volt! No real need to change as we can see both names as you post.
by Aussie16
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frank Van Ekeran. Are you OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Frank Van Ekeran. Are you OK?

No Problem Rob for Frank. The fire is moving away from his house and the township in a Sth Westerly direction. The fire was burning in a largely uninhabited area which included National park etc. Unfortunately it is now moving towards farms and residents have been advised to evacuate.Just enjoyed a ...