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by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: WTB: Ford Special speedo cable for inside housing

Why not use an authentic cable, and machine ends for it like they did originally?
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

Those caps where the threads start to climb up the ears are the real thing. I wonder when in 1912, Ford adopted this style of cap from the cast ones?
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

I've got every tool made for entering the U joint, and I still like the Ford one the best.
by Original Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curtains Drawn (photo)
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Curtains Drawn (photo)

Now that is a picture! Side curtains have always interested me, especially if they are made correctly.
by Original Smith
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer very advanced and walking
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: New Day Timer very advanced and walking

This has been on here before. You probably have a fiber timing gear. Cut a notch in the brush so it will clear the retaining nut for the timing gear, so the brush will seat on the cam.
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

Thanks Dan for the post. You are far better at taking photos than I! Your stick on top of all the caps proves there was a change, and that is the point I'm trying to make. Now, I wonder if we are going to have to wait for the next edition for the guidelines to see this happen. or are they going to f...
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Are these Parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: What Are these Parts?

The right one looks like a limiting stop for a non Ford spindle.
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring

To me, the best part of this photo is seeing what the back side curtain looks like.
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Does this fan assembly fit my 25 T?

Where's the metal cap that goes in back of the felt?
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

Let's not forget, there are plenty of high fin nickel plated radiator caps out there with no rolled over edge.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Bridge Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Early Bridge Washer

This is the early two piece bridge washer. Next to it is the second style, where the round part was swaged to the main part. The second style is pictured to the left for clarification. I did my first installation about 15 years ago, and has been on the car ever since with a 777 valve stem. When it g...
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

I don't see the answer I'm looking for! Are we going to continue to see misinformation in the next guidelines? I think it is important to have the correct information out there for everyone to see.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Raising The Upper Windshield 1913 Touring

Both of my '13s have Rand's windshields. They have a stud that goes through to the end with a cotter pin hole for a castle nut, which enables the owner to adjust the tension on the spring. The nuts are brass plated steel. I like to use a brass cotter pin for these.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Maybe that is why Ford made the early spools out of brass!
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912/1913 Model T touring for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 4851

Re: 1912/1913 Model T touring for sale

Is this a 1913 built in 1912?
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Help in upstate NY
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Looking for Help in upstate NY

I agree that Elizabeth would probably be your best bet. However, I have done two tops, both roadsters, with no help. I use original, usually factory photos to guide me, along with old photographs of cars when they were still being used. I believe your car is the first year for hidem welt, at least t...
by Original Smith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Ignition Keys

I have a very early Clum switch with the round head key. It has a lower number than the usual Ford keys. Here is a photo of a members early 1919 with the type switch I have. The dash boards were wood and covered with top? material.
by Original Smith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

Here is a part that wasn't changed in '26-7, the steering wheel and nut!
I'm surprised the chief judge for the MTFCI hasn't commented on my post! Maybe he doesn't have a computer?
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilt starter really cranks!
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Rebuilt starter really cranks!

If you haven't seen Ron's rebuilt starter's and generators, you missed a treat. They are worth the money many times over. There is definitely no need for a 12 volt battery if you use one of Ron's units!
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: Tired of sitting around

Mark: I should have gotten you to take the pictures of the radiator caps I posted. You would have done much better!
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

Here are some pictures of some of my radiator caps. I'm not good at taking photos as many of our members are. Please forgive me. The point I'm trying to make here is all Model T radiator caps are not the same as the judging guideline say!
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Radiator Caps

I will try to take some photos of original caps that I have for all to see. For the time being, refer to Royce Petersons website, and click on 1925 models. It shows a brand new 1925 coming down the line with a high fin stamped nickel plated radiator cap. As noted above, some of these caps have the b...
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

Nice to see your photos of your original unrestored 1913 KW coil box. I've had a couple like yours. They are very good units. I have them on both of my 1913's, a runabout and a touring. Always a good idea to have a couple of spares under the seat too, just in case.
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1918 Model T Ford Coupelet Body Brass Era
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: 1918 Model T Ford Coupelet Body Brass Era

You should be able to purchase the whole car for that price!
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S N.O.S. T-2559 Brake cam bushings 1909-25
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: F S N.O.S. T-2559 Brake cam bushings 1909-25

Bob: Do you have any brass ones?
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bear Front End Alignment Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Bear Front End Alignment Tool

They have two springs. One for the right, and another for the left. Haven't had a problem with one falling off.
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Keys
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Ignition Keys

Check with Ben Martin. He knows all about the keys.
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Radiator Caps

I decided to do some research in the latest edition of the guidelines. The radiator cap for 1913 correctly states it is the new low fin stamped design, possibly even late 1912. With the exception of nickel plating in 1917, it remains the same through 1927! I don't believe this to be true! Is it impl...
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period picture-Ford dealer and filling station
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Period picture-Ford dealer and filling station

Looks like it is on the east coast somewhere?
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chassis paint question
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Chassis paint question

I've always used gloss black Rustoleum on all my cars. I spray it on. In fact, it's the first thing I do before I start assembling the car. Be sure to weld up any non original holes in the frame before painting.
by Original Smith
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Camping with a T

You bought an original pickup box. Ford, or non Ford? The Ford boxes require drilling two holes on the sides of the sills, and if your paint is real nice the sill covers are likely to get scratched up. It sounds easy, but it isn't. I had four guys help me install mine.
by Original Smith
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Horns???

The horn is the same as the earlier models. The difference is the bracket.
by Original Smith
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stynoski Runabout
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: 1914 Stynoski Runabout

I would have put more stuffing into the top pads! I don't think they sagged like that originally.
by Original Smith
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Inner Axle bearings

Since cup grease is impossible to find these days, I use front wheel bearing grease. I can't imagine anyone putting those bearings in dry!
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Trip to Lang's
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: A Trip to Lang's

I've been to Lang's several times. I always deal with Don, but Steve is always around to help too. I won't buy from anyone else.
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Model T ammeters

I have a bunch of original meters. Most all of them are Sterling. There are two styles. The most common one has SBC embossed between the two terminals, and the other has a deeper case that says Sterling.
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Dark Blue
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: 1913 Dark Blue

My feeling is that Ford stopped painting the 1913's blue by January,1913. I have two 13's, and neither one of them were blue. However, my earliest car did have blue wheels that were striped.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intalling axle tube in Ruckstell?
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Intalling axle tube in Ruckstell?

What is the tube you are referring to? Is it the torque tube? If is, it's the same procedure as a standard rear end. The early bearing spools have a lip, and the later ones don't.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I was on a tour recently at an old lumber mill, and they had a Dorris truck! Don't recall the year of it.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T ammeters
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Model T ammeters

I've got one somewhere that starts with an 'N'. Nader or something like that. Leave it to Jim to come up with a display as above. Neat!
by Original Smith
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who wanted original top prop nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Who wanted original top prop nuts

You have it backwards!
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Wood Wheels

I have selected a wheel with lots of paint on it that is tight and sound. I tried a hub in it and it a good fit. The scraping starts today!
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Tour Plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Brass Tour Plaques

An interesting side line to this post, is the current 100 year old plates that are available from the HCCA. I wonder why anyone would want to screw one of these to their firewall, especially if the year of the car is known! To me it is simple math without the holes in your firewall.
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Wood Wheels

I recently had an accident which destroyed my left front wheel on my '13 touring. I have four excellent replacements for this car, all extremely tight and ready for restoration. I realize a brand new one would probably be a better choice, but all the wheels on this are originals, and have been getti...
by Original Smith
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4313

Re: Chickasha Status

Sure glad to hear the meet is on! I would hate to have to cancel my airline and car reservations! See you there!
by Original Smith
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Johns Manville speedo
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Johns Manville speedo

Keith: As you can see from your own pictures, your speedometer is missing the shaft. I would take the two best examples you have and ship them to Russ for repair. If you need to see a nice looking example, there is one on ebay for $400 that has been on it for weeks.
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Windshield Clips for Side Curtains

Check with Bob Bergstadt. He runs across that kind of thing some times.
by Original Smith
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Early Fender Eye Bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: WTB Early Fender Eye Bolts

What year used the round one? Never seen those. I always thought the ones on the left were the early ones. Thanks for posting.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for those who use a top boot
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Question for those who use a top boot

Keith, that is why they have always punched holes in leather straps!
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update on copper headgaskets
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Update on copper headgaskets

Please recall that after Victor stopped producing reliable headgaskets, the problem wasn't the copper, it was the core. Steve Coniff did research on this subject, and found the black core they use for modern headgaskets needed to be used.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Front floor board

Getting them from Jon is the best idea. If not, find originals to copy, and be sure to rabbet the front and back sides. They were never varnished.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivet or Bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Rivet or Bolt

If you decide to use a bolt, be sure to turn the head down to the same diameter as the rivet.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - 1927 Model T Roadster Pick Up You Tube Video “ Delivery Day “
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: FJ - 1927 Model T Roadster Pick Up You Tube Video “ Delivery Day “

Looks like the first series pickup box. However, the rest of the car appears later?
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3607

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Chaffin's wouldn't be the same without Dave!
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: New Day Timer Brush

If you'll look at your picture above, the bottom of that brush is not the same as an original. Again, check the pin slot and see if it's in the same place.
by Original Smith
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

A nail would probably work for awhile, but have you tried drill rod, or better yet Langs?
by Original Smith
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: New Day Timer Brush

Mark: The picture you posted of the brush is not the same as a NOS. Sorry. The brushes on originals had a slightly different size, and God knows where they put the slot for the brush these days. I've been using originals for years, so I have no problems. I recently had some bushes duplicated out of ...
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New video from Robert Merz
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: New video from Robert Merz

I wonder if Mr. Merz has a starter on this car? Perhaps he just hand cranks it to entertain non T people? I do see an amp gauge on the dashboard. I also see a lack of the correct tail light and license plate bracket on this car. I've seen two recently on ebay or our classifieds.
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocker Arms Unlimited, Redding, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: Rocker Arms Unlimited, Redding, CA

When I was younger, many people in my local club liked to put Frontenac heads on their cars. They found Nash rocker arms to be a good replacement. I wonder if this company has those?
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: 12V battery

Hand crank T's like to start way better on 12v than 6v.
by Original Smith
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 1422

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

I doubt if that 1912 has drawers like the old Divco Helms trucks. To me, it's a shame whoever restored that truck put brass step plates on the beautiful running boards. Some people like them, and some people don't. I recently restored a 1913 roadster which had holes drilled for a tool box. It was a ...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery for 1916 model T
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Battery for 1916 model T

I use a 12 volt Duracell in both of my '13s. The touring has one under the back seat, and the roadster has on in the tool box in back of the gas tank. They are the size of a Model T coil, and are rechargeable.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Un-marked speedometer drive
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Un-marked speedometer drive

Looks like one Don Marr made back in the early '60s.
by Original Smith
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: New to model T’s -24 Coupe mixed engine parts

I would definitely turn #4 around. Blue it in and check with plastigage.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 2389

Re: Crankshaft Seals

I don't know what year Ford went to the wide seal, but the earlier T's use a narrow seal. I'm fortunate to have a supply of both. I don't understand two of the pictures above. They don't look like any T I've ever seen.
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

Some hand brake levers were bent to the left from the factory. I can't see bending it at the top, as it doesn't get in the way.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U Joint Too Tight?
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: U Joint Too Tight?

If you still have problems, try a Ford script U-Joint. I've never had that problem.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1926 - 1927 Box
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: FS 1926 - 1927 Box

Looks like an early one.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Shackle
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Rear Shackle

Check Chickasha. There will be lots of them there.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mountain Linings
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Rocky Mountain Linings

As far as I know, no kind of linings work when wet. Just be careful, and drive with care.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: reperduction coils

I have Ron's rebuilt Ford Script coils in my 1925. I've driven this car over 6,500 miles since I restored it. I have never had the lid off the coilbox. Go figure!
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pedal Shaft Seals
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Pedal Shaft Seals

I think there is enough of a chamfer on the cams to allow for an O ring?
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB '25 pick up fender mounts
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: WTB '25 pick up fender mounts

The p/u fender irons are indeed tapered. I loaned an original to Gator Gould many years ago, and I think he reproduced them. I've owned two original '25 pickups, and they both have the tapered irons.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27

The four carriage bolts in my '13 roadster are not original. They needed replacing. However, the length is correct and size too. All the wood in this car, including the turtle deck is original to the car.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model N, not T...
Replies: 18
Views: 1494

Re: Model N, not T...

I wouldn't expect anything less from R.V.
by Original Smith
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Shackle
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Rear Shackle

Pay attention to what Steve Jelf said. Mark Chaffin has a pile of them for sale now on the classifieds, and they are on ebay all the time.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

The original straps for pre 1915 are leather. I've you wish, I can measure one of my originals. I think they are 5/8".
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Front cross member "heavier steel", thickness?

The TT trucks are a heavier cross member.
by Original Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring U-bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Rear Spring U-bolts

Since we're on the subject, there are two styles of 9 leaf spring clips, yes, that is what Ford calls them! Early and late. They had to modify the clips when the new style 26-7 rear cross member came out. The early one won't work on the late rear cross member. I assume the eight leaf would have been...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

Reading the Ford Service book gives no clue what so ever! That is why I posted this. I've re read the service book many times, and it doesn't say a thing about the spring being on the clutch shaft before lowering the hogs head onto the crankcase! I would like to hear from someone who has done this, ...
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Removable turtle decks through the years 13-27

My '13 is held on by four long 1/4" carriage bolts.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Missing Ruckstell linkage
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Missing Ruckstell linkage

There is NO turnbuckle. The adjustment is made by the position of the gear shift. If you are lucky, perhaps you may find one at Chickasha.
by Original Smith
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

My question still hasn't been completely answered! I have the bands in the engine, and the aluminum hogs head is off the car at the moment. Assuming I put the hogshead back on, what is the sequence of putting the clutch shaft band spring in? Should I have it on the clutch shaft when I lower the hogs...
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 797

New Style Clutch Pedal Shaft

I've been working on T's all of my adult life, over 60 years to be exact, and have never run across a T with the early style clutch pedal shaft! According to the 1927 parts book, this style was used up through 1925. Every T I've ever owned has had the late style. It seems most of them must have been...
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repo tail light
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Repo tail light

Does your bulb have offset pins or straight across as original. The reason I'm asking is I'm using an original 25-27 taillight, with a replacement style socket which is designed for straight across pins. I had to buy a special double filament bulb from Snyders, and file the offset pin off to work. I...
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix bending the stake washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

First of all, you have to have the bendix out of the car!
by Original Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Car cover

I just bought one from Langs for my '13 touring.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy a Tail light bracket for a 1914 Touring
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Want to buy a Tail light bracket for a 1914 Touring

I have two. $25 each plus postage. Originals.
by Original Smith
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unique Switch Plate - where used?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

I once knew a guy with a '26 roadster with that exact setup.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring U-bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Rear Spring U-bolts

Sorry, I didn't read your request carefully. Yes, the eight leaf U bolts are the same, however the nine leafs are longer.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring U-bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 921

Re: Rear Spring U-bolts

Mark Chaffin has a pile of originals on the forum. I think it's a good buy. They are mostly the late style which you need.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)

Mark: I'll send you a check for 23.50. Do you want me to send it to your dads address or somewhere else. Please send your nicest pair.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: FS FOUR DIP PAN SUPPORT BRACKET SET (PRICE REDUCTION)

Mark: Your price started at $18, and then went to $20, and is now back to $18! Do you still have a pair?
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Top dust cover (aka top boot) question

I believe the center eyelet is the same dimension as the common sense eyelet I think. The only difference is there is not notches. Maybe Mike at Classtique know where to get them.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are front cross members all the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Are front cross members all the same?

The low eight leaf spring came out in mid 1925, and has nothing to do the front crossmember. It dropped the height of the front of the car one inch, and at the same time added one leaf.
by Original Smith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help - 24 Touring hood shelf installation!
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Help - 24 Touring hood shelf installation!

The wood blocks that go under the shelves have to be the same thickness as the lip around the shelves. Also, the reproduction boys have a tendency to get the angles for the hood latches wrong. The car in the service book is a 1924, not a '25. Finally, the four bolts you will need are indeed carriage...