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by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts

Here is a diagram showing the internal parts of a Model 1913 swivel. I hope this helps.
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Original Rocky Mountain Brake Drums
Replies: 0
Views: 115

WTB Original Rocky Mountain Brake Drums

Looking for two useable original Rocky Mountain brake drums. These drums are 12 1/8" in diameter and have the Ford small drum riveted to the larger Rocky Mountain drum. Any help is appreciated. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: A steel Hayes wheel. That's all I know :(

I have had one of these wheels for years. It was in the back seat of a 1924 Tudor that I purchased. I have not been able to identify the manufacturer, other than the Hayes name on the rim. The center spokes are riveted to the rim and are cast or forged steel. One the back side of the casting is the ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6378

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

Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912 and required motorists to register their car. The first state automobile registration was on September 20, 1912, and a 2" aluminum disc was provided to the motorist when registering the auto. The motorist was required to make a license plate (kits were ava...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Andrew, Your swivel joint and fiber gear could have been used on anything, but NOT a Ford. The Ford Special drive mount fits in the tapered hole in the spindle arm as Allan explained. If you would like to purchase a book, I have them for $30 plus $8 for shipping. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Standard Thermometer also made a 60mph Ford Special. The Ford Special setup has a 12T8P fiber pinion and a 35T8P road gear...all unique to the Ford Special. The swivel that is shown in a previous post does not fit a Ford. Also, I left out one part that is seldom seen on Fords with the Ford Special s...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Leaky Likes Flagstaff
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: FJ - Leaky Likes Flagstaff

Many thanks to Jim for delivering my daughter's and son-in-law's Model T to Flagstaff. Jim went out of his way to pick up the Model T in Kentucky and delivered it safely to Flagstaff! Thanks, Jim!!! (We are also very excited to have our daughter's family coming to live in Flagstaff, and we are very ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

The Ford Special was a "factory" accessory, but there were other manufacturers that offered speedometers to owners and dealers in 1915, so speedometers other than the Ford Special can be found on original 1915 Model T's. One interesting note, the passenger side engine pan on the 1915 Ford is unique ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

Here are the speedometer heads.
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun May 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart Speedo drive ID
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Stewart Speedo drive ID

For the 1915 model year, Ford Motor Company contracted with five speedometer manufacturers (Jones, Sears Cross, Stewart Warner, Standard Thermometer and Johns-Manville) to produce a speedometer for the Model T. The 1915 speedometer is known as the Ford Special and is the only speedometer made by var...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat May 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2100

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

As a point of interest, when I park my trailer, I install a wheel locking boot on one wheel. The boot costs around $160 and is a great deterrent to anyone thinking of stealing a trailer. I also use a tongue lock. Finally, full-replacement insurance for my trailer is $65 per year. All of these things...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri May 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

I have one of R.V.'s mats in my 1911 torpedo, and it is awesome. Thanks for producing this quality mat! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri May 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2100

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

While attending the MTFCA Albuquerque Tour, a trailer with a speedster inside was stolen. The speedster was recovered but the trailer was not. After talking with the police, they told me that it is very difficult to identify a specific trailer, especially from the air (using a helicopter). His sugge...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat May 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2804

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

I want to thank the MTFCA Governing Board for making this decision. I'm disappointed that Larry Smith thinks the decision to postpone the tour was somehow political, but I'm happy the board decided that the health of the MTFCA membership was paramount in this decision. I totally support the MTFCA Bo...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 1186

Re: Tack Strip?

RV Anderson's brother, John, does a wonderful job reproducing wood tack strips. I replaced the tack strips on my 1915 runabout with Johns tack strips, and they fit great. I think if you contact RV, you can get John's contact information. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Gas headlamp mirror needed

Tim, I just called Walnut Creek Glass, and they informed me that they do not re-silver mirrors....DARN! I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Here is another 1913 touring showing the pin strip at the rear, and another that has had a problem with a train!! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

I know this will not make Larry happy, but here is an original photo of a 1913 touring with a 1913 California license plate. It sure look like it has pin striping on the body! Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 1923-1925 Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 0
Views: 181

WTB - 1923-1925 Roadster Top Irons

I'm looking for a nice set of top irons for my grandson's 1925 runabout. Please let me know if you have any available.
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 23 to 25 one man top
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: 23 to 25 one man top

Mike, Are your top irons still for sale?
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

The early 1913 bodies had pin striping and may have had striping on the hood. No striping on the fenders. I hope this helps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart or clone disasembly
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Stewart or clone disasembly

Mark, Either drill a hole in the cap or grind the end off the cap to expose the shaft. Then punch the shaft out of the pot metal body. Also, you will need to tap the cross pin out of the input gear shaft to remove the input gear from the lower housing. I hope this helps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart or clone disasembly
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Stewart or clone disasembly

Upon looking closer at you photos, you have the final series of a Stewart Model 1800 swivel. I see the knurled nut and washer in the photo. This is a very rare 1911 swivel, so be VERY careful taking the swivel apart. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart or clone disasembly
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Stewart or clone disasembly

You have an early Model 1913 Stewart swivel. This swivel was introduced in 1913 after the forged steel swivel and had no name cast into the swivel body halves. The cup on the bottom of the swivel is pressed tightly onto the intermediate shaft which holds the swivel halves together, and it is difficu...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Stewart tachometer
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Early Stewart tachometer

Tim, PM me is you have a chance. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS early model T parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: FS early model T parts

PM Sent. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6378

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

Dale, Arizona issued solid copper plates in 1932, 1933, and 1934. There were several years that plates were painted a copper color (1916, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1936, etc.). Today, Arizona issues solid copper plates for Horseless Carriage, Classic and Historical vehicles. The 1915 plate on my coupelet is...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6378

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

Here is a photo of the license plate on my 1915 coupelet. I was able to find that the plate was originally registered on a 1913 Ford touring in Kingman, AZ.
by Russ_Furstnow
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identifying Speedometer Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Help Identifying Speedometer Parts

Your drive can be used with wire wheels if you use a 56T8P road gear. You will need to use a Stewart Warner cable with a modern core. The most common cable attaches the Stewart Model 160 to your swivel. You can use a Stewart Model 490, but the cable is harder to find. The FW Stewart swivel you have ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 5073

Re: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED

I received a very nice call from Susie today, and she explained that my registration fees for this year will be transferred to next year. I'm very pleased with this solution for next year, and I want everyone who planned to attend the swap meet this year to be safe and healthy. I look forward to see...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Oil Side & tail Lights 1915 on
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Oil Side & tail Lights 1915 on

PM sent Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Dark Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: 1913 Dark Blue

Donald, I have not seen the color that Robert has suggested, but I would offer another dark blue that has been approved by the MTFCI. My 1913 Touring, which won the Styonski Award in 2010, and my 1911 Torpedo are painted in "dark blue" 1985 Mercedes dark blue Code 904. The color number for Dupont Ce...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Wood Wheels

Larry, Stutzman's Wheel Shop makes sound, safe wheels that are totally correct. I would replace all four wheels on your 1913 touring. Your safety is too important not to have sound wheels!!! Just my thoughts, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 1769

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

The machined hub is very useful when mounting the Stewart 8685 gear (60T8P) as the gear fits snugly and centers this gear onto the hub. I know John McLaren used this hub with his wire wheels so a speedometer setup could be easily installed with his wires. Granted, it is not a 1915 hub, but it is des...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's Your Chickasha Space?
Replies: 23
Views: 1804

Re: What's Your Chickasha Space?

I'll be there inside the North West building in spaces ND 10 and ND 11. Will have some speedometer stuff and leather products. I look forward to seeing everyone at the swap meet. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

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by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1913 Oil Lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: WTB 1913 Oil Lamps

I have a nice set of Corcoran side lamps, a Corcoran tail lamps and one headlamp for $480. I will sell the side lamps and tail lamp for $350. You can do a search of Corcoran lights and see the photos of the lamps. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 5835

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

I want to give Glen a big THANK YOU for being a great vendor over the past thirty years!! In 1989, when my dad passed, Glen called me and offered his condolences, but then asked me if I was going to pick up my dad's leather business. Dad had been selling leather products to Glen over the years. I to...
by Russ_Furstnow
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do these fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: What do these fit?

Looks like a side light bracket for a blade type sidelamp.
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer 18 roadster.....
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Speedometer 18 roadster.....

Mark, Since you don't have a dashboard, the most common application was to use a "drop down" bracket that mounted to the cowl, just below the windshield. There were several manufacturers that provided this type of setup (Sears-Cross shown), with Stewart Warner being the most common. Here are a coupl...
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 4073

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Howard was a great guy who loved to drive his speedster. He went on our Canyonlands Tours (he was always awarded banner number 7) and was always ready to tour in his super clean white racer's outfit. He had a great sense of humor, always had a smile on his face and never said an unkind word about an...
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

I made an error on the price of these lamps. All lamps and headlight for $480 plus $40 for shipping
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights

Dale, I'm sorry but the lamps sold very quickly. Russ
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Jno Brown lamps
Replies: 1
Views: 534

1914 Jno Brown lamps

Here is a pair of 1914 Jno Brown Model 110 sidelamps with the integral bracket and a Model 115 taillamp. The taillamp door is bent and needs repair. One sidelamp needs to have the font mount replaced (another font mount is included). Total for all lamps $300. plus $25 for shipping.
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-14 Corcoran Lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 596

1913-14 Corcoran Lamps

Here is a pair of very nice sidelamps, a good taillamp and one headlamp. All lamps are in very restorable condition. The headlamps does not have the lass reflector. All lamps for $600 plus $40 for shipping.
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights

One lamp has a crack where the font mounts.
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights
Replies: 3
Views: 456

1911 Jno. Brown side and tail lights

Here is a nice restorable pair of Jno. Brown Model 85 sidelamps and a very nice Model 78 taillamp. Full set for $680 plus $25 for shipping.
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Is this a Stewart Speedometer wrench for a Model T?

Someone bent a Stewart wrench for the Model 1800 swivel, used only in 1911 :o . This wrench is identified in the 1911 Ford Parts booklet.
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer Seminar at Hershey
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Speedometer Seminar at Hershey

I'll be conducting a speedometer seminar at the MTFCI Tent (RCM 24 & 25) at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 10. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served. I'll be reviewing what to look for when purchasing a speedometer and what to pass on when a speedometer is found at a swap meet. I'll go ov...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1918 Couplet Coupelet Body Pieces
Replies: 17
Views: 2555

Re: 1918 Couplet Coupelet Body Pieces

The only parts that interchange with the 1916 coupelet is the trunk and lid. The trunk and lid are not unique to a coupelet and are the same as the trunk and lid on the 1919-1922 coupe. The door window supports may interchange BUT the 1918 doors and quarter panels are not the same as the 1916 coupel...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Warick, Here are a couple of photos of the rear deck lid on the coupelet. It is nearly impossible to load anything in the trunk due to the rear spring pan that takes up vertical floor space at the trunk's opening. The change made to the trunk opening on the 1916 coupelet's made loading the trunk ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

This is another car, not the one Mike was rebuilding. Russ
by Russ_Furstnow
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Cast crankshaft fan pulley F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Cast crankshaft fan pulley F/S

Layden, This pulley is for a Canadian Ford. These were used all the way up to 1925. Russ
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hap, I have submitted a story to Natalie Weaver, editor of the "Model T Times", referencing the sales of the 1915 coupelet. I used information for the story from my set of "Ford Sales Bulletins" which were issued every two weeks to Ford dealers from May 1913 thru May 1916. The sales bulletins refere...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Here is a photo of the 1915 Arizona license. There is no provision or bracket that allows for the mounting of the license, and I believe that back in the day, the owner would just drill holes in the tailgate to mount the license (I decided NOT to do this!!). I used brass footman loops and leather st...
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Dan, You are VERY observant!! I decided to register the car with a YOM 1915 Arizona license plate also. Both the disc and plate are quite rare.

Wayne, Here is an original photo from the Benson Ford Library showing the E&J Model 7 tail lamp.
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Hi Allen, The hose clamps were placed this way as a result of studying original photos of the 1914 production line. I'm not sure if there was a "standard" way of installation. If I were still the MTFCI Chief Judge, I would not have the car judged, but I'm considering having it judged in the future. ...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Wayne, Here you are. The E&J Model 7 tail lamp came in two styles. The tail lamp on this car has a "blade" type mount and there is also a bolt and nut type mount like the E&J Model 9 tail lamp. The most interesting and worthless feature on this car is the tailgate at the rear of the trunk. Very litt...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Frank, Here is a closer photo of the brass molding and one of the car with the top down. BTW, it is much easier to drive the car with the top down (easier to see around you)!!
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Frank, The brass molding is the "tack strip" used on the coupelet. It covers the tacks used to hold the leather top in place. The molding is half round brass filled with lead and has 90 degree nails imbeded into the lead. This was original to the coupelet. Russ
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some speedometer help please
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Some speedometer help please

The road gear, which is mounted to the wheel, is a 60 tooth 8 pitch gear. The pinion gear, which is attached to the swivel joint is a 16 tooth 8 pitch gear. The ration at the swivel joint is 2.5:1. I hope this helps.
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

1915 Coupelet

I just finished my 1915 Coupelet (engine # 6552XX) which was assembled on 12-31-14. I took it out for a drive today and it runs and drives great. The car has many components found on the typical 1914 car, including a 12 rivet rear axle, lettered pedals, riveted steering gear case and aluminum timer....
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Hayes front grease seals

RV, I'll take them, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Questions about a Stewart Warner 280 speedo

Your speedometer can be used with any Stewart drive setup and will be accurate. The speedometer was made for more expensive cars in 1926-27, but all connections for Ford setups work on the Model 280. The only problem is that there is no mounting bracket made to adapt this speedometer to a wood firew...
by Russ_Furstnow
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

Bob, The straps I make are like the originals. The strap goes around the buggy rail and is held using a "Conway buckle". I make them in black leather with powder coated black buckles or brass buckles. Let me know if I can help. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1942 Arizona license plate
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: WTB 1942 Arizona license plate

Kim, You can get a 1942 plate from Brian Giancola at platevault.com/bmg1959#/
I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?

The straps you purchased are not made to fit the 1922 touring car. The straps with the ring fits 1911-1920 tourings and runabouts that have the "L" bracket and top saddle. For your car, a cloth strap was nailed/tacked to the top bow and then nailed/tacked to the tack strip. I hope this helps. Russ F...
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri May 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Best solvent for dissolving epoxy putty

If you soak the part in lacquer thinner, it will soften the J-B Weld and it will come off easily.
I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: D.S. spool
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: D.S. spool

Mel, The '15 pinion bearing spool had enclosed studs and the "bumps". I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 6828

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

The oil cap issue on the 1916 Ford was adressed about two years ago in the "MTFCI Judging Guidelines and Restoration Handbook". In the current Seventh Edition, the three fluted cap with the Ford script is identified and clear photogaphs of the caps used in 1915 and 1916 are clearly identified in the...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low head questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: Low head questions

Val,
As I researched Canadian Fords, it was clear that many Canadian heads had no markings on them.
I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Passing of Ken Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

Re: Passing of Ken Jones

Kim, I'm sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a very kind individual, and I always enjoyed visiting with him at the Bakersfield swap meet. Our prayers are with you.
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted.. pair of brass running board step plates
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Wanted.. pair of brass running board step plates

I will have brass step plates at Chickasha if interested. Space ND11. Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stewart 1276 speedo disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Stewart 1276 speedo disassembly

The 1276 number is stamped into the back of the cupped bracket that holds the speedometer to a steel dashboard. The 1276 number is a prt number for the cupped bracket. The speedometer in the photo is a Stewart Warner Model 131, which is identical to a Model 160. I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt

BTW, the engine pan is also a later pan, not a "needle nose" pan.
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt

The water jacket at the rear of the block indicates it is a later block. Early 1913 and late 1912 blocks had a "lip" where the block meets the head at the water jacket. I would check the "2" on the "12" casting date to see if it is a "faux" number (just scrape it a little). From what I see, the bloc...
by Russ_Furstnow
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 1916 Roadster / Coupelet Tail light bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: 1915 1916 Roadster / Coupelet Tail light bracket

I want to point out that as an owner of a 1915 coupelet, this bracket cannot be used on a 1915 coupelet, as the opening lid for the trunk is at the rear of the trunk and not on the top of the trunk. This part is correct for a 1916 coupelet.
I hope this helps,
Russ Furstnow
by Russ_Furstnow
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: FS- Early 1913 Engine - Rebuilt

Charley, The length of the raised portion where the serial number is stamped was changed to the length shown in the photo in late 1916 when the numbers were seven digits long. The 1915 engine in my coupelet has a much shorter raised portion. There are other items that indicate this may be a later bl...
by Russ_Furstnow
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Judging Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Judging Guidelines

I am familiar with the MTFCI Judging Guidelines and I'm confident that the 7th Edition will remain in effect for some time. The main reason for the change from the 6th edition to the 7th edition was the addition of the Canadian Fords to the Guidelines. The Guidelines are an excellent resource that h...