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by Original Smith
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Body to Frame Bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Body to Frame Bolts

Almost from my start, 60 years ago I've been interested in the correct bolts used on the Model T's I've owned. I assembled a 1925 pickup about ten years ago from scratch, and I guess 98% of the bolts I used for that car are original factory bolts. Once you learn them, they aren't hard to spot. Latel...
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 commercial roadster side curtains
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: 1912 commercial roadster side curtains

The archives may have what you need. I got the print for my 1925 side curtains from them.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 26
Views: 764

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

The picture you posted, is not the side that comes off!
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stewart Speedometer Cable
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Stewart Speedometer Cable

I need an early style steel speedometer chain link casing, with the proper narrow knurl on both ends. The length and plating is not important.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Heel Panel
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Heel Panel

WTB: I need a good original heel panel for my '15 touring. The car had an auxillary transmission once in it's life, and someone did a horrible job of patching the cutout for it.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Spoke and hub issue
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: 13T - Spoke and hub issue

If you are never going to go much of anywhere, then you wheels will be ok. For touring, I'd replace them. Paint them too! Many people won't agree with me on that one. There are many wheel makers out there, but the best is Calimer's in Pennsylvania.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: 1914 Stuff

I failed to note for you to notice the hole in the firewall for a 1913 steering column.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: 1914 Stuff

Here you go guys! I did it just for you. I don't work on it much, but try to get a little done on it daily. Here is the engine number: 378058, Nov. 21. The car has few miles on it, probably because the driven gear was shot before I bought it. The hand crank is a tight as new, and still has an alumin...
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: 1914 Stuff

Yes, I know. I hate taking pictures. Maybe I'll get around to it. My car is more of a '13 than a '14! The firewall is still drilled for a '13 steering column, although it has a '14 steering column. I have the sediment bulb problem fixed, no leaks. The car was built in November of '13.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions
Replies: 74
Views: 9898

Re: 26-27 Roadster Pick Up Questions

I wish someone would do a post like this on a 1925 roadster pickup! Maybe I might learn something!
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1034

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

I hope a U.S. dealer will soon carry the Blockey brand. From what I've seen so far, I think the tread design is not good looking. Perhaps if I was to see one I would change my mind. Next, on the tubes. I wonder if the valve stems are the same exact dimensions as the originals, and if they supply tub...
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 715

1914 Stuff

I recently acquired a very low mileage 1914 touring. As with many models up to 1925, the sediment bulb handle was broken. Since I had a spare, I was able to replace it, but I had no way of telling if the screen was good, so had to remove the that assembly which was not even serviced when new! The sc...
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: REPAIR ADVICE NEEDED. Contact info added
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: REPAIR ADVICE NEEDED. Contact info added

You will probably want to remove the clutch dis drum too. You will need the special puller that Ford made for doing this.
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley G Venturi
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Holley G Venturi

Bob: I have my checkbook out ready to roll, but don't know how much the postage will be to Los Angeles. You should have received my address.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley G Venturi
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Holley G Venturi

Bob: I would like to buy one of your ventures. I have never used a G, but understand they are almost always bad. I have a couple of G's laying around, and it seems like a good idea. I live in Southern California.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Exhaust Pipe Nut Wrench

That's the good one Mark, and your price is fair.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ball cap , re-babbitted and bored to Std. or your specified diameter
Replies: 19
Views: 3103

Re: Ball cap , re-babbitted and bored to Std. or your specified diameter

Gene: Why not think about rebabbiting camshaft bearings?
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

Are you the kid I saw walking around Luray looking for 1926 parts?
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Line Leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Fuel Line Leaking

I never used the felt packing until recently. I don't know what took me so long! When I was younger I used to find NOS fuel line nuts with the felt packing installed. Haven't had a problem.
by Original Smith
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: 13T - Ford wrench, unknown tool, and old parts

That Scandanavia lining is the good old stuff. Use it!
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE curtain hooks FREE
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: FREE curtain hooks FREE

Mark: The ones Tim has are exactly the same as Ford used on the windshield carriage bolts. The ones in your picture are not correct.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

Mark: Tim Morsher is offering free correct lower side curtain hooks for your car. The ones you have pictured are not correct.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE curtain hooks FREE
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: FREE curtain hooks FREE

Very kind of you to offer these Tim.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1913 Runabout Roadster Tail Lamp Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Wanted 1913 Runabout Roadster Tail Lamp Bracket

Some have the markings, and some don't. Keep in mind they were used on the '09-12? tourings too. They use two special carriage bolts, a cross between a carriage, and a step. They have a 1/4-20 thread. The square nut is 1/2" across the flats. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring

The link that Gene posted is a very nice copy. I have seen those before. I fail to remember when Ford introduced the brass breather caps, but I believe it was in 1912. They don't say Made In USA.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open Car Top Boots
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Open Car Top Boots

I have made numerous top boots for my cars. Like everything else, you have to ask yourself if you want a factory original style, or do you just want a boot that will work? I have made mine exactly like the originals. I don't know if the research center has the prints. They might. I've been lucky to ...
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: All-Purpose or Wheel Bearing Grease?

I still like the old fashioned fiberous type. Sta-Lube still makes it.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Question
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Front Spring Question

Up until about April 1925 Ford used the standard seven leaf spring. About that time they came out with the new style eight leaf which was used through the end of production, and is one inch lower than the previous seven leaf. Most likely the nine leaf is indeed for a ton truck. Probably the parts bo...
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

I would like to post photos of the original side curtains I have, but they are in a pile of others in the rafters in my garage. I'm on the road now, and can't even find any photos of originals I have pictures of. Maybe after I get home. What would be really cool if someone would make the white Ford ...
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

All you did is remove the flutes! There is no separate casting there period, and there isn't a lip on the rear flange either.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Battery options - 1925 Tudor Sedan

I tried an Optima in my original Ford battery box, and it fits on an angle like Dan posted. As I recall, I had to put a piece of plywood under it to bring it up to the height of the original Ford Battery.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Side curtain fasteners question
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Side curtain fasteners question

The secret to side curtains, and everything else is research. I don't see much merit on the above post, only guesses! I made mine using originals, and original Ford prints. I also use original fasteners. Even the top has one side curtain fastener on each side of the top flap over the windshield.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1280

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

I have a '14 like that too. Everything on my car is 1913 except the body. Even the firewall has the hole for the 1913 steering column, but it has a '14 steering column.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Resurface mag fields
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Resurface mag fields

RV offers that service at an additional cost with his rebuilt field coils.
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

In 1960, I had just graduated from high school. My dad wouldn't let me have a Model T until I got that diploma! I found an unrestored 1926 touring in San Marino. I joined the Long Beach Model T Club then. There was an old timer that had a '26 roadster pickup that he bought new. It was his daily driv...
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: ***1922-1927 Driveshaft Color Cross Section***

I don't believe the USA torque tubes did either.
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big Timing Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: Big Timing Gear

There are two types of Ford steel helical gears. Four spoke, and three spoke.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1310

Re: Crank modification????

Since your car has a starter, why are you worrying about the crank????
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 1914 Runaouts

Mark: I believe you are right, but you would be surprised at what you can pack in there. I have side curtains a battery, and tools plus a spare timer.
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

Dan: It would be great if you could supply a copy of your template above to us lazy guys to use? I've made several gas lines over the years, just eyeballing it. They have all worked well. Lately, I've used the felt packing, as original, with no problems whatsoever. I look at some of the photos above...
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1360

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I remember seeing T's in the early fifties. There were a few that had never driven anything else!
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1152

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

As I have said many times, you are either in Ruckstell or you aren't.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's the difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: What's the difference?

The MTFCI offers a reprint of the Ford Service Bulletins. In it you will find all of the makers marks that Ford used.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

The cap has no bearing on the body style! That cap was introduced sometime in 1924 I believe, and as noted above is pot metal. If you aren't careful, you will break the ears off of it. If you do, there are very good looking reproductions that look the same.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 1914 Runaouts

This is the reason I posted this! At the moment, it appears only Fisher and Monroe installed tool boxes in back of the gas tank. I have a friend that has two '14 roadsters, and neither one of them even have room for the tool box in back of the gas tank!
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

You can use the 25-27 NH carburetor on your '13! I do. Just change to the earlier spray needle and 6208 clamp nut. That way you can use your original carburetor adjusting rod.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacement of Fuel Line
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Replacement of Fuel Line

I agree with John. However, I have a copper line on one of my cars that I put on it when I was a teenager, and it has ferrules too! It is still on the car with over 57,000 miles. I know better now, and use brass tubing with the original felt packing at each end. I haven't used steel brake tubing yet...
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Indiana
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Indiana

As usual Tom, great photos!
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: 1925 Roadster wood

Dan, of course they did! It's called the wide cowl body, and even used a new design floormat.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: 1914 Runaouts

There is a guy up north that has a '13 roadster with a Monroe body.
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

I don't understand why you would want to use a 26-7 carburetor on a '13? Why not change the spray needle?
by Original Smith
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need a sorcerer
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: need a sorcerer

Most of the coils you have pictured are not worth the effort to repair. Here in the U.S. they are easy to find. Since you are in Europe, I suggest ebay.
You probably don't have cores that are rebuildable. You can buy coils from Fun Projects, or other dealers such as Langs.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS nos 26/27 cotton bands lining
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: FS nos 26/27 cotton bands lining

The ones in the photo don't appear to be NOS. They are NORS.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster wood
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: 1925 Roadster wood

There are two totally different bodies used in 1925, early and late. You need to understand the difference before you decide what to do. The late '25s have a metal tool compartment in back of the gas tank. The wood is similar, but that's it. You need to know the difference.
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 15 YEARS OLD, FIRST CAR, IT'S DRIVING!!!!!!!

Well done young man! Don't stop learning, and don't believe everything you read on this forum! Understand the information in the Ford Service book, and you are on your way. I realize there is little information as far as pictures go in there, but there is plenty elsewhere!
by Original Smith
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Runaouts
Replies: 12
Views: 861

1914 Runaouts

I was pleased to visit Dennis Flemings home during the Luray meet. He recently acquired a very nice'14 runabout. This one has the built in tool box at the rear of the gas tank. I have a '13 that is the same. Mine is a Fisher. I wonder if his is too? Another technical question: Do the '14 tops taper ...
by Original Smith
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let’s go to Minnesota
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Let’s go to Minnesota

Keep posting these photos Tom!
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadster differences 1915-1917
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Roadster differences 1915-1917

The half moon over the coil box lid is the first thing I check to see if a car is a true 1915. There are a whole lot of other things too. Here in So. California there are far more fake 1915's than real ones, so it's good to check.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fords in the city
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Fords in the city

Keep them coming Tom!
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.

Langs sells them. I've used mine a number of times. I'd rather have that original though!
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 2165

Re: Luray, VA Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet Pics

I flew out from California. Had a great time, and as mentioned the weather was perfect. I saw lots of people I rarely see. and then some. Even though I've met Dennis Fleming many times at Hershey, I can say finally that I know him. I also spent time with Jim Lyons who is also a great friend and very...
by Original Smith
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

You should do your homework! Both styles of radiators are genuine Ford. The ones with the short skirt are replacement radiators made by Ford after the 1916 model year, and discontinued in 1925. Even though I'm not a fan of the Brassworks, because they don't follow Fords methods, they are doing that ...
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Error in latest Vintage Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Error in latest Vintage Ford

On page 11, the top photo incorrectly dates the cars as coming from a 1919 catalog. That is impossible, as two of those models were discontinued by that time! Those are all early 1917 models.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rebuilding the acetylene gas lines/system question
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: 13T - Rebuilding the acetylene gas lines/system question

I posted the note on Sat Sept 26, and several more previous to that. Initally I had little to go on, but was able to obtain brass tubing from McMaster Carr, and the T connection elsewhere. I don't believe using copper stops would pose a problem, since no gas contacts those areas. If you need additio...
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 92
Views: 3368

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

You wanted to know what an equalizer is. Assuming you are referring to outside brakes, it distributes the pressure from the brake pedal equally to the rear wheels. All original accessory brakes except Bennett used a cable. Bennett, which is what the current Rocky Mountains copied uses rods, which re...
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rebuilding the acetylene gas lines/system question
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: 13T - Rebuilding the acetylene gas lines/system question

I've posted numerous pictures and information in the past weeks and months on this subject. I posted photos of a '14 I recently bought that still has all of the original components, including the hose last week.
by Original Smith
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: 13T - Requesting 1909-1914 wire harness/engine compartment pic

There is a small brass clip held on with two small brass round head nails near the #1 spark plug terminal probably about 4" away. Maybe someone has a photo?
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

Mark: I fold mine as I'm putting the top down.
by Original Smith
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 92
Views: 3368

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

The best thing you can do for now is to buy the Ford Service book with the section on the improved cars. That is how I learned, and I started with a 26 touring just like you. Don't sell that NH carburetor!
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Data and meter plates for Fords.
Replies: 35
Views: 1453

Re: Data and meter plates for Fords.

Tim, your 26-7 plate was also used in 1925!
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

The latest MTFCI judging guidelines are pretty good, but they need to be revised again.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: ***1911-1913 2 Piece Driveshaft Cross Section***

Looks like you should do some more research!
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I fold the Top when Down?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: How do I fold the Top when Down?

Your final photo looks pretty good. I tuck everything in as neat as I can. I made an exact copy of a '17-22 boot that I use. It fits nicely, but does not cover the sides that are attached to the rear sockets. By the time your car was made, Ford was not supplying top boots. If you choose to do this, ...
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brake drum thrust washers Question
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Brake drum thrust washers Question

The best thing to do is read the Ford Service book! The reason those washers won't fit is because they don't go there!
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Common Wrench: Unusual Ford Script

Pretty common I'd say. That is the style that came after the 1913 type.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Pete: That is a nice clear one. I have two like that, and a couple of others with no markings.
by Original Smith
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1261

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

The best thing to do is pack it full of grease when you have the engine or rear end out.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

I don't think I'd want to use those wide ones. I believe the idea of the correct bridge washer is to force the clinchers apart. I don't see how those wide ones can do that. Has anyone tried A&L Model A parts? They are up in Mass or Conn somewhere.
by Original Smith
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Missing Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: 13T - Missing Bolts

It's a good idea to have a can or two of extra bolts. The suppliers are doing a pretty good job of supplying new ones lately. The best supplier for the really hard to find bolts is RV Anderson. He has bolts that can't be obtained anywhere.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Some have part numbers, but most do not. It is located on the forging at the yoke.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13-14 Gas Light Tubing
Replies: 0
Views: 163

13-14 Gas Light Tubing

Here are some photos of the correct gas light tube on the radiator, and the frame tube at the front. Note, the frame tube is routed on the inside of the two steering column to frame bolts. This car still has the original red rubber hoses which are 7/16 diameter. The two tubes to the headlights are 1...
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow loops
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: top bow loops

Contact Keith Townsend in Gresham, Oregon.
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Heinze Wood coil box w/8 coils.
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: FS Heinze Wood coil box w/8 coils.

Is your coil box the 1913 style?
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Keith: Do you have an example of one without the B ? I'm working on a plain one now for my '14, which was badly pitted. I think probably a former owner of my car kept the good one for a souvenir?
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

I have an early carburetor adjusting rod with the forging number 1359 B. What came first, the one I just mentioned, or the plain ones. No guessing please. I'm only interested in facts!
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bow pivots
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: top bow pivots

There are two lengths of those that I'm aware of. My '25 has the two screw striker plate, and the lower screw goes through the striker plate into the hole in the top iron.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting Holley NH swivel top to nonswivel NH?
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: Converting Holley NH swivel top to nonswivel NH?

Take a look in a '26-7 parts book under late carburetor adjusting rods. I believe there are seven different lengths! I think the one on my 1925 is 23".
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: 4 hole quadrant on a 2 hole frame?

It is true that Ford went to the two hole quadrant in 1925, however, there are many frames around that didn't use the inner two holes during the transition period in 1925. When I was building my late 1925, I had to drive to Elko, Nevada to get a correct frame.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

This subject has been addressed before. Dan did a good job of clarifying things. Something some folks don't know is around 1921-2 Ford decided to drop the holes in the frame and brackets. It didn't work out, so they started doing it again. I guess only the record of changes would give the exact dates.
by Original Smith
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Original Fasteners

Have you had any luck yet finding original Anzo fasteners?
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS REAR AXLE BEARINGS
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: FS REAR AXLE BEARINGS

Mark: It would be nice if you had included the size of the rollers, so the customer would know what to expect!
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring

There are two styles of this cap. Learn what they are, and don't let someone sell you a reproduction! Good luck. Both styles say Made In USA under the Ford script.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

Kim Dobbins owned the car for awhile. Before he sold it, he let me drive it around the parking lot. It's amazing to drive a new Model T. The feel is not the same as a restored one.
by Original Smith
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Shim Removal

Something that irritates me is the lack of shims to do the job. I love Plastigauge, as it give me an idea of where I'm at. However, ready made shims in .001,.002" would be nice. I've always had to make my own, and it's a pain. I like Timesaver too, but I wish I could buy 60 or 80 grit from Langs. Th...
by Original Smith
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: dixie wide track

I remember in my early years, I bought two NOS axle shafts, with the Ford script down in the keyway. When I slid the axle housings over the axles, boy did I have a surprise. They were wide track axles! I pressed off the axle gears and had them shortened to the standard length.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...

I've always thought the Ford Service Book is the best example around for getting things right. I built a 1925 from parts a few years back, and used that book to make sure I had everything the way Ford did it.
by Original Smith
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Pics

Great photos Tom. Keep'em coming!
by Original Smith
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Fender eye bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: WTB: Fender eye bolts

The early ones are heavier than the later ones.