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by Original Smith
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: An old Ford

Even the Ford dealer couldn't get the year correct!
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Trucks

Thanks Tom. All of your photos are great!
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many cars in a T built from parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: How many cars in a T built from parts?

I built a car from parts, and there is certainly way more parts required than what you listed.
by Original Smith
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: 1909 - 1910 Drive Shaft questions.

Without checking my parts book, I believe the part Mr. Vowell is referring to is called a driveshaft roller bearing distance plate, and is placed between the thrust bearing and the drive shaft sleeve.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

It is true the current splash shields don't have the hose hole punched. I was able to do it for my '13 exactly like the original I have some of McMaster Carrs red hose on one of my cars, and it is ok, but I like the cloth covered stuff better. Thanks for the help on the tank to frame line hose.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Water Outlet
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Early Water Outlet

Wanted To Buy: I need an early water outlet as used on the brass radiators. I would like one that is still useable. I have a late one, but don't really want to use it. Will buy a bottom tank with the outlet on it if one is available.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: tool set.
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Wanted: tool set.

Pay attention to the above post! Tools changed often, so you have to know what came with your year.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

I received mine yesterday. Haven't had a chance to try it yet. R.V. makes the coolest stuff! Thanks Randall.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

I'd be willing to pay plenty for the correct hose! The last time Ron Gocek made a run, he wasn't paying attention, and it came out 5/8" OD. That's way to big to fit through the holes in the radiator and the splash shield. The correct size is 1/4" ID, AND 7/16" OD. Welding hose is too large.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

1913-14 Gaslight hose

I measured an original gaslight hose from the radiator tube to the headlight. It is 10". The one from the radiator to the frame rail pipe is 5 1/2". The one for the frame rail pipe to the tank is missing, but I think it is 28". Does anyone know the original length? I wish we could buy the correct ho...
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark & Gas levers
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Spark & Gas levers

I've never done it, but if you have an early riveted gear case, you will first have to cut the slot, then proceed.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: What is this light bracket for?

I agree with Wayne. From the above photo, it looks to me like it was made that way.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: 19-25 switch wire harness info.

I had difficulty with the repop switch loom for open cars years ago. They were selling the sedan looms for open cars, which are way too long for the job. My feeling is to do the research, and make stuff correctly in the first place. Some of the repop switch backs made were horrible. I know the ones ...
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: So why so little interest?

No one got me into the hobby. I always loved old cars. I had a 1907 Maxwell pull toy. Maybe that did it. My dad wouldn't let me have a T until he saw that high school diploma, because he knew how much I hated school. I got my first one when I was 17, and have been at it ever since.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: replacing touring top

Mike, the owner of Classtique has not put out enough information on his tops to the hobby. First, he has TWO types of top material. Colonial, and Turf. The Turf is very close to the original that Ford used, and is shiny too. The Colonial is semi shiny, and the pattern is quite different than the ori...
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More from the “Almost Tour” in Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: More from the “Almost Tour” in Minnesota

It's great to see some who have the balls to do what we love to do, rather than listening to everything they hear from the government!
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

BTW, E.B. White is a well known writer of short stories. I believe there is another book that has a collection of his works.
by Original Smith
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

I bought my first copy at a used book store in the 60's for 50 cents. I've found several copies since. I love to read it over and over. It's even been reprinted, but you don't want one of them! There are no illustrations, and that is what makes the book so interesting. If you don't have a copy keep ...
by Original Smith
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Front axle bushing sticks out.

Ever heard of a file?
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Cap (Breather)
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Oil Cap (Breather)

I straightened an original Ford breather cap yesterday, and couldn't get it to fit well. Upon looking inside the hole, the casting was quite rough. Initially I used a half round file to knock down the high spots, but it wasn't satisfactory. Ultimately I used a brake cylinder hone with good results. ...
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

Thanks for the kind words Dan. Dan doesn't include the leather washer. As I recall, I had to find an 11/16" punch to make them, and used a 3/8" for the center. I don't see how anyone that is familiar with Dan's work would even think they would be solid on the bottom!
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: Suggestions on who to send my wheels to????????

Like everything else, everyone has an opinion. All the companies mentioned above are ok, but one stands out. That one is Calimers. Their wheels are absolutely the best. They are a little more expensive, but well worth it.
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

This is for those who really care about authentic parts. The early round serrated rim nuts are now being made by Dan McEachern in Alameda. He sells them for $20 each. He went to a lot of work to make them for us.
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The “almost” tour
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: The “almost” tour

We had a similar tour out here in California the first week in June. There were about a dozen cars, all Model T's. It was a week long tour, and we had a good time. We all had masks for when needed, but heck, we out everyday in the fresh air enjoying ourselves. No one got the corona virus, or cared m...
by Original Smith
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tube stem
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Inner tube stem

I started collecting original metal stems along time ago when no one was interested in them. I've converted most of my cars to the original style valves when they need it. I'm not going to pull out a tube just to put the correct one in. What irritates me is the big guys like Coker don't seem to be i...
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: 1914 Body Bolts

Another interesting bit. The center body bolt is usually about 1/8" longer than the front one. I haven't had a chance to check this '14.
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Spring question
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Rear Spring question

Why not put a wood block under the spring eye, and be done with it?
by Original Smith
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

What year? Most all of that stuff was raven finished in later years. Some of it was brass plated in early years. Depends on the application.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1130

Re: Help with ID

Apparently, a few missed my post above. The car has to be a '16. There is no notch above the lid on the coilbox for the radiator support rod.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Quadrant rivets

When I did my '25, I wanted the exact appearance of the original rivets, so I drove the rivets out from the bottom, and had two turned down to the original size. As I recall, I had to bend each rivet slightly to get it to go through the bottom hole.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found something interesting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Found something interesting?

My '13 had the DB rods when I got it. That was in 1961.
by Original Smith
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: 1914 Body Bolts

Many of you probably don't know this, but the early body bolts have a slightly crowned head, fine threads, and a cotter pin to hold everything. The bolts on these are a non standard 11/16" head and nut. The later T's have a 5/8" head and a lock washer and nut. I'm unaware of when this change occurre...
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 23
Views: 3374

Re: 1915 Town Car

One thing is for sure. It's not a 1915!
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body Bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 592

1914 Body Bolts

I have a '14 that doesn't appear to have ever been apart, or even driven much. I am mostly familiar with 1913's. This car has every body bolt installed from the bottom with the castle nut on top and cotter pinned. The bolts are original. Comments? I'm guessing on this, but I just oiled the shackles ...
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Water outlet
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Water outlet

WTB, an early style water outlet. Would prefer the early style. Will also buy the whole bottom tank with either the early style or late style. The difference between the Ford styles, and the repop, is the repops are brass. This is for a genuine Ford radiator.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need One Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Need One Schrader Valve Stem

Mark:
I have a mint one with the newer style Schrader bridge washer, $25 + what ever the small box flat rate postage is. The po keeps changing it.
by Original Smith
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Model T Radiator - Original
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: 1914 Model T Radiator - Original

What is extremely interesting on this radiator, is it still has the original acetylene tubing for the headlights. If it was closer to California I would consider buying it. Great photos.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T question
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Early T question

I have never liked the cocoa mats that are currently being made. I can't believe someone doesn't have an original one we can see.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Last pics for now
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: Last pics for now

As always Tom, your pictures are great! Keep them coming.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts

First of all, what the author is trying to talk about is a stud, not a bolt. And yes, we've all had that problem.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: COUNTING DOWN to LURAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: COUNTING DOWN to LURAY!

I can hardly wait! Everything I've had planned this year has been cancelled! It's great that finally someone is finally taking a stand. Thanks.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 26
Views: 1130

Re: Help with ID

If I could see the spark and throttle rods, that would tell me if it is a true 15 or 16. The '15s still have the flattened spark and throttle rods, like a '14. The engine is later for sure. Hope this helps.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A/C brake linkage instructions
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: A/C brake linkage instructions

AC brakes used a cable, just like Rocky Mountains do. I realize the modern replacements use rods, but that is not correct. The current Rocky Mountain brakes use a pedal and equalizer from a Bennett brake which is not correct, nor is the extension on the brake pedal correct either.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

I don't know why Mike would be supplying the material for the front bow in three pieces, when if done correctly, on the bias, it can be done with one piece! I have done several with no problems. It isn't easy, but is definitely doable. I have also used contact cement and a heat gun to help me with t...
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: COUNTING DOWN to LURAY!
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: COUNTING DOWN to LURAY!

But Jim, look at the fun you will have! Plus, the VFW is right there for a nice cold one!
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home town
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Home town

Maybe that '25 roadster was for the meter maid?
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Model Ts

Keep them coming. I love those old photos!
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Date a Mercury body
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Date a Mercury body

Contact Jarvis Erickson in Washington. He is the Mercury expert of the world!
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this NOS part?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Found this NOS part?

Good write up Ron. I always enjoy your comments.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Eckler's???
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Eckler's???

Randall: Let us know when you get paid! If it were me I'd drop them.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Time to Re-tire?
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Time to Re-tire?

What I find interesting is the correct tire carrier, and placement of the taillight for a 1925. Note the two dimples that were to support the additional weight of the license plate assembly.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 991

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

When pressing on that bearing, be sure to support the plate with another Ruckstell plate, or you will cave it in.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: What mods are required for closed spool Ruckstell....?

Find a housing that was made for the early spool. I've been lucky to have been able to find them.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Horn bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: WTB Horn bracket

I might have an original.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

I noted you bought new wiring looms. If your car has the originals, be sure to save the Ford tags. I restored a '25 a few years back, and was so discusted with the repro looms, I had new ones made using the Ford tags. The switch looms came in two lengths, short and long. Yours uses the short one. Un...
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1205

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

This maybe a dumb question, but do you think the screen could be repaired with new wire of the same gauge?
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

Don't believe everything you read on this forum! Obtain the Ford Service book. Lang's should have a copy. It will show you the correct position of the oilers you need. They are not threaded either.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?

I believe some of the earlier cars used a rivet.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1205

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

Don: Is that wire configuration obtainable, or is it something that has to be specially made?
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1205

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

There must be a surviving example somewhere?
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

Read the Ford Service book, and a little common sense should help too! Don't forget to see if the two leather pads are on top of the frame. You may have to readjust the radiator support rod too.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Old Time Speedster

Here is a photo that a friend got off the AACA forum. My guess because of the logo on the gas tank, it was probably owned by a dealer.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

The photo that Dan Treace posted is correct. There are two posted above that are horrible, and I would be ashamed to own a T like them. Those guys need to read up on what cutting the material on the bias really is! It is not an impossible job. However it takes some effort, and as I mentioned previou...
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Lot of Ford T Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: FS - Lot of Ford T Parts

Dennis, it looks like you are all set for Luray!
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?

I measured several. The shortest is 12 1/4". The longest is 13".
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

I didn't put the post on the thinner top material! I wrap the front bow on the bias with regular turf grain top material as I mentioned out of one piece.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Top Material

The photo of the center eyelet threw me off for awhile, until I realized the stitching for the reinforcement is what was leading me astray. Those eyelets show up once in awhile at swap meets, and used tops. I use a top boot on my '25 roadster, but couldn't get myself to install the eyelet in the mid...
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

It doesn't matter the number on the valve stem, as long as the thread is the same! The only thing changing is the length of the stem.
by Original Smith
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

The turf grain is available in a thinner grade. But why would you want to buy a whole roll of that just to get what you need for your front bow? I have done two tops from originals, and they were both the same thickness as the top material. If done properly on the bias as indicated in this post, the...
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Top Material

Dan: Where was that eyelet you posted used? Usually, that one would be for the back touring or roadster rear curtain for the top cover strap, but the stitching surrounding it has me confused!
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top install question
Replies: 30
Views: 1436

Re: Top install question

Bow drill is the term for the covering for the rear bows. As mentioned above the top material you used for the top is also used for the front bow, and is indeed wrapped on the bias. I have found using a heat gun helps, and contact cement. I fold each end in about 3/8". On later cars, don't forget to...
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Russ, it's good to see you have the correct breather cap! Remember how for so long I had to fight with you to get you to see what is correct?
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T parts question
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Early T parts question

First of all, I would not hammer the bump flat! Ridiculous. I would put the bracket in a smooth jaw vise and squeeze the bump out. Second, by doing so you are going to expand the distance between centers, changing the hole spacing. Why not make new ones?
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?

How about Modoc County.
by Original Smith
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike and Classtique
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Mike and Classtique

Mike is a great guy. I've been helping him for years. He is always grateful. I just heard from him yesterday, and he says he has been working 70 hours a week. That must mean people like his work.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Top Material

Back in the 1950's and 1960's there was a top shop in Pasadena called Ken Sorensen top shop. He was getting his material, as I remember, from a place in Tennessee or down south somewhere. That material was very close too. I've asked them before, and they can't help. The shop is still in business too...
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Material
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Top Material

I'm posting this on behalf of Mike Francis, the owner of Classtique. People in this hobby are unaware that their are TWO types of top material for Model T Fords. The colonial grain which is a nice substitute replacement type top material, and Turf Grain, which is as close to the original grain that ...
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Anyone from Northeast Oregon?

I'd love to go with you guys, but I'm going on a similar tour in N.E. California the following month. I think your tour would be so fun. Almost every tour I was signed for this year has been cancelled.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Rivets

Rivets are an interesting, and necessary subject. I've always been careful on them. Some that are sometimes overlooked are the semi tubular rivets that hold the draft deflector on the floorboards of later T's. Lang's carries those. Two that are usually the wrong type are the two semi tubular rivets ...
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you date a TT?
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: How do you date a TT?

Bruce's book is the best reference so far. Wouldn't it be nice if a knowledgeable TT enthusiast would write a book on TT's, and do it in the same format as Bruce's book by year, with lot's of pictures and detailed photos.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

If you put a valve cap on the tube, and or dust cover, how is water going to get in? I like putting the tire valve on top however.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early KW COILS for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Early KW COILS for sale

Beautiful coils Brent. Richard will be pleased!
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ford Ring and Pinion
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Ford Ring and Pinion

Scott: I would like to purchase your gears. Please hold them for me. Please contact me for shipping and payment information.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2193

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

I'm glad to hear they are being made in the USA, and correctly too. The experience I've had is you have to use Crazy Glue on the ends of the band material to keep it from unraveling. I only have Kevlar in one of my T's, and have had very good luck with it. I'm still using old stock Scandanavia in th...
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: 23 runabout hood rod clasp screw

Interesting topic. I would use a slotted screw with a low profile so as not to interfere with the underside of the hood.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Need Pictures of Stewart 1913 Swivel Joint Parts

Buy Russ Furstnow's speedometer book. It tells everything you need to know.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Modifying Rear Spare Carrier

They are out there, and by the way, a 1925 will work. Just ask Jim Rodell.
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Switch assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Ignition Switch assembly

Good original ignition switches are on ebay all the time. I would prefer one of those as opposed to the reproduction junk!
by Original Smith
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 1393

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

The best thing you can do for that car is to make sure you have a good starter switch, and all new wiring. Of course, rebuilding the starter and generator is a good idea too. If you do all those things, your car will turn over really good with the six volt system.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Outside Ford Script Battery Box with Leather Strap and Hold Downs. SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: FS Outside Ford Script Battery Box with Leather Strap and Hold Downs. SOLD

Ford never made this unit. I believe Snyders made these years ago.
by Original Smith
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1912 Stewart 22 road gear and good brass pinion gear
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Wanted 1912 Stewart 22 road gear and good brass pinion gear

If anyone has a brass pinion, please post a picture. I've never seen, or even heard of one!
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original 1913 KW Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Original 1913 KW Coil Box

I guess I can only post so many photos at a time, so here is two more.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original 1913 KW Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Original 1913 KW Coil Box

There is a discussion on an aftermarket KW Switch today. Here are some photos of an authentic original KW Box that I've had for years, and started restoring it a month ago, with Randall Andersons guidance. I've rebuilt a half dozen of them over the years, but have never refinished one. I used Minwax...
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - KW Coil Box Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: 13T - KW Coil Box Switch

The switch plate you have pictured only had the circle with KW in it painted black.
by Original Smith
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Thank You Chaffins !! New Ruckstell

Thanks Mark! Maybe now you can have the correct fiber thrust washer made that your dad refused to make. After all who knew more about Ruckstells, your dad or Hall Scott?
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: AC 26 spark plug gap recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: AC 26 spark plug gap recommendations

I've been running 26's for years. Same gap as an X.
by Original Smith
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"

They used Fordite a lot earlier than 26-7! I wax the rim often, but it still comes off on my hands. I wear gloves when driving, even in the summer.
by Original Smith
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Truck Running Boards
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Steve: Knowing you, you probably have the correct battery box and cover on you TT truck. How about posting a picture of it?