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by Original Smith
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 952

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

I wore a flannel shirt in the mornings when it was still a bit cold, but was wearing a T shirt in the afternoons. Great tour and even better roads.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: From one old fart to another
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: From one old fart to another

Thanks guys! Actually, my birthday is the 30th. I've still got 5 days to go. It's still great to be able to wake up in the morning with no aches or pains, although it's getting difficult to get off my creeper!
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Hogshead Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: 1915 Hogshead Assembly

With the exception of the lettered pedals, why would a '15 be different than a '14?
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1914 Project
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: My 1914 Project

I apologize for my post above. I didn't intend to offend anyone! I just couldn't resist!
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Information Needed !
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Information Needed !

Steve: I'm wondering if Ron Patterson would be of help on that question?
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1914 Project
Replies: 20
Views: 695

Re: My 1914 Project

It's amazing the people that post on here that don't know what they are talking about!
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Tubes
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Rubber Tubes

Why take an original Ford part an modify it to accommodate a part that was made incorrectly in the first place?
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 952

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

The owner of the Miracle Springs Resort took a liking to our members, and rolled out the red carpet. He even took us to his newly acquired home nearby that used to belong to Mary Pickford, which is shown above. He even offered us a very reduced rate at his hotel if we cared to return after we left. ...
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Question
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: New Day Timer Question

What Dan and Nick posted is correct. I figured this one out over 50 years ago!
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

It already is a problem!
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Joshua Tree Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 952

Re: Joshua Tree Tour

It was a fun 3 days. It appears we went 275 miles. I've never used my Ruckstell so much. BTW, that's me at the keyboard. No problems for me or my car. I didn't think highly of the National Park, but I don't care for the desert.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3673

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

I haven't checked out getting the glass channel nickel plated, but they did it originally, probably in long strips before it was bent.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain

BTW, I believe the correct name is Pratt and Lambert.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mercury drop axle
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: Mercury drop axle

Check with Jarvis Erickson. He knows more about Mercury's than anyone.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

None of the tubes that have newly made, non correct brass valves have the valve stems used by Ford. To make my point, even with original dust covers you must start screwing down the dust cover at the top of the valve, and screw it all the way down. With the originals you don't have to do that. Too b...
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

I probably have more original rim nuts than anyone, and not one of them says Schrader. Mine all fit 777 and 888 valves. Gary, do yours fit those valves?
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1240

Re: Gas line for the purist

Interesting subject. Since we aren't dealing with pressure, I'd say we are pretty safe! I'm lucky, I have a couple of NOS gas lines, and have an original on my 1925 that works fine. As I have mentioned many times, I have a 1913 that I've owned for over 60 years. I started restoring it as a teenager,...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: FS NOS Schrader Universal Round valve stem nuts

Gary: The rim nuts you have are not for a Model T! The ones Dan McEachern posted are correct. Dan spent a lot time and effort to make these exactly like the originals.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub caps
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hub caps

I have originals on all of my cars, but studying the changes from 1913 on is an interesting topic. I don't know when they started putting the manufactures symbol on the bottom, but I guess it would be in the early 1920's. I've been extremely lucky in being able to find NOS hubcaps at Hershey over th...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3673

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

It appears that Dan Treace, as usual, has posted the correct information from the original Ford glass booklet. The fact that this car is a pickup has nothing to do with the windshield which is a standard runabout. What I've found out about glass recently, is the thickness is different than what was ...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Pratt Lampert Cheery Bark Stain

I recently restored a 1913 KW coilbox, and used the Cherry Bark stain. It is beautiful, BUT, I think the Laurel Mountain Forge stain is closer to the original, and it is still available.
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Generator Rivets

Check with Ron Patterson on exactly what to use, and go from there. No problem.
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T time
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: T time

I really enjoy Tom's photos, especially noting the correct placement of the rear curtain windows. Thanks Tom!
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ORIGINAL 27 MAIN WIRING HARNESS
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: WTB ORIGINAL 27 MAIN WIRING HARNESS

Brent: Don't even consider a harness that doesn't have the Ford tag! It won't be correct. Check with Don Lang. I bought my originals from him many years ago. I had to go through a pile of used harnesses to find what I needed.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the job and not
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: On the job and not

1915 Ford. This is the last year Ford used the side flap on the top boot. It was eliminated in 1916. Good detail.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: For Sale - Full Flow Float valves (how to un-strangle your NH)

Scott is mentioning something that I've known for years, and yet the vendors have done nothing about it! I bought a viton tipped needle and seat from Langs recently thinking it would be one of Scotts. It isn't! The original seats were .125", and the replacements are .100". I hope I got this right! I...
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tool Roll with Tools on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Tool Roll with Tools on Ebay

Larry Reed is a pretty decent guy, but I doubt if his tool roll was very correct for the price he was asking!
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Service Book
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Service Book

I saw a mint looking original blue service book on ebay yesterday for $89. I would gladly pay that amount if I needed one.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Years Day
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: New Years Day

My car is much darker than in that photo.
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Man Top Front Flap
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Two Man Top Front Flap

I put a flap on my '13, but unlike most everyone I put it on the top of the front bow, with the flap hanging down over the top of the windshield like a late T does.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers - Found!
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: WTB - Original Brass Schrader Valve Stem Dust Covers

Perhaps you can see from this post why I don't like reproductions! They almost always don't reproduce stuff correctly. I supplied Dan with the original parts for him to copy. He was so kind to do this. I think if he would advertise them, he would sell more. Keep in mind there are two lengths of dust...
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: finishing firewall
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: finishing firewall

Be careful what you get. As I recall, what they call 3/4", is really not true! It is 23/32" That makes for a loose fit for the brass trim.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923-25 Coil Box Differences
Replies: 24
Views: 747

Re: 1923-25 Coil Box Differences

Don't use a plywood kit. Lang's offers a solid wood kit which is better than original, but the best kit is Fun Projects plastic kit.
by Original Smith
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Years Day
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: New Years Day

Yes, my car was painted rather ugly colors in the past. Had I not have had a gallon of dark blue to paint the car with, I would have painted it black! While restoring the car, I found no evidence that the car was ever blue, only black.
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Years Day
Replies: 9
Views: 753

New Years Day

For years the Horseless Carriage Club of Southern California has had the Holiday Motor Excursion. You probably have guessed we couldn't have it for the first time in 60 years, because of the virus. So, some of our members decided to do the Rose Parade route down Colorado Blvd. on New Years morning a...
by Original Smith
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

I hear you on your reluctance to learn this new stuff, but I'm kind of the same way. I've learned the basics, and that is about it. Now I'm having problems with my new iPhone, which is worse! Welcome to the club. BTW, I'll be 78 this month.
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-1920 Running Boards
Replies: 0
Views: 212

1913-1920 Running Boards

Not a whole lot of information on these. Here is what I have observed. It is possible several different manufactures could have been making these for Ford at the same time. The most obvious thing is the size of the Ford script, which from my observations remained the same through 1916 and possibly 1...
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #4
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: #4

Keep it up Tom. You are a treasure!
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Field Coil Tape

I'd check with RV. He does it all the time.
by Original Smith
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas
Replies: 15
Views: 601

Re: Converting gas headlights from electric back to gas

I'm new to using gas headlights. Because of dedicated members, I was able to duplicate all of the gas lines for my car to original style. I was able to find a brass Tee for the radiator, and for the first time in my life learned how to do a double flare! My only wish now is for Ron Gocek to get busy...
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Ruckstell shift lever part
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: FS Ruckstell shift lever part

That is the early design. I like that style, because it gets the lever away from my right leg.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1914 Steering Column
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: For Sale: 1913-1914 Steering Column

The big difference is the location of the right lower mounting hole.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 dash
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: 1925 dash

Since your dash is rusty, it's hard to tell, but there are two styles of open car dashes used in 1925, early and late.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil for the tiger timer
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Best oil for the tiger timer

Tiger Timers were the cheapest design of the Ford style timer.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1509

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

If you have someone available who knows how to straighten housings, go for it. Most all of them are bent to some degree.
by Original Smith
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1923-25 Coil Box Differences
Replies: 24
Views: 747

Re: 1923-25 Coil Box Differences

I could be wrong, but if you have a '23-5, the difference is taken care of in the switch and wire loom. Also, your coilbox will have no holes in the front for the earlier style switch.
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1914 Steering Column
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: For Sale: 1913-1914 Steering Column

Looks like a 1914, not a 1913!
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new year.
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: A new year.

Fantastic Tom! Keep 'em coming!
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

I have crows in the trees in my back yard. They are a pain!
by Original Smith
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

As I mentioned above, don't skimp! Most original tops have common sense fasteners secured inside the material that is placed before being sewn together. Are you willing to forget about that possibility to get an incorrect top for your car? Also your question about a 1925 top being the same as a 1926...
by Original Smith
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Help!!! I can't find a top pattern!

Don't skimp on a top. Get in touch with Mike Francis at Classtique. He makes the best kits around. Be sure to specify the Turf Grain pattern, which is very close to the original. Don't fall for the Colonial grain which is a little cheaper. After retiring I took an automotive upholstery course. It's ...
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - All 6 Sale Kits have been spoken for
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: The Ultimate NH carb upgrade kit - For Sale

Scot:
I have tried contacting you several times with no success! I will try to find your address in the roster, and send you a check.
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

I started collecting bulletins over 45 years ago. They were a little easier to find then. Issue # 1 is a yellow/orange format. All the issues after that had a blue border until 1921 or 22. After that, they were black only. Sometime in 1927 they changed to the Model A format. I think it was a good th...
by Original Smith
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: photos of Model T assembly off the train
Replies: 34
Views: 1601

Re: photos of Model T assembly off the train

I wonder how they kept the seat cushions from falling out?
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original 1915 Side curtains
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: FS Original 1915 Side curtains

Ed: I'll get a check out to you today. My address will be on the check and the envelope. Larry
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing

Timer Gauges: Of course a ruler is an easy way to set the timing in the retarded position, but the timer gauge made by Snyder to do the setting is ONLY made for the late T's with a 5/8 bolt head. What about a gauge for a 9/16 bolt head? Does anyone have any data on when the bolt heads were changed f...
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing

The photos above show the incorrect lever on the spark rod from the steering column. Where is the swivel, and the correct commutator rod?
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Fair Market Value of Reprinted Ford Service Bulletins

When the MTFCI reprinted these bulletins, they didn't go far enough! First, they didn't punch the three holes in the proper location. Second, they didn't use the glossy paper Ford used which is still being used, and lastly they didn't use the colors Ford used. The positive side is the information is...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Original 1915 Side curtains
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: FS Original 1915 Side curtains

Ed, I will buy them. Let me know.
Larry Smith
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck fuel shut off valves
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: Stuck fuel shut off valves

I have the old fashioned shut off valves that Lang's sells on all of my cars, and have never had one stick.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Early Hubcap
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: Interesting Early Hubcap

I've had several of those. I don't like them, so they just sit on the back shelf. Here are some examples of 1913 hub caps I have. If you are wondering about the natural wheels, wonder no more! The car has been restored.
by Original Smith
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments
Replies: 29
Views: 1125

Re: 13T - Starting issues and mixture adjustments

I've always run NH carbs on all of my T's. I have two '13s that both start the same. I have the throttle lever about 1/3 down, and the spark fully advanced. With the gas on, I prime the engine three quarter turns. I then turn on the switch to battery, and retard the spark. Usually, the car will star...
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Stop Light Wire

Here is the genuine Ford stoplight switch I used.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Stop Light Wire

Here are the photos of the parts I used to convert my stock 1925 taillight to a stop light. As I mentioned I can't see any difference between the original, and the one I used, except for the straight through socket. The one in the picture is not the one on the car, but is a spare that I have.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Stop Light Wire

I took some pictures yesterday of the components I used for this project. Will try to post them soon, but I'm painting fenders today.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone had a Spring break at the centre bolt?
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Anyone had a Spring break at the centre bolt?

I have two 13's, and both had had the front springs replaced. I wonder if that happened often? I remember it took me over a year to find a good replacement for my roadster, but I finally did. 1913's had two styles of springs, front and rear. Some had the curled leaves and some didn't.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Stop Light Wire

Henry did provide an accessory taillight in 26-7, and that is the set up I used, except as you can see, I didn't use the taillight.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stop Light Wire
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Stop Light Wire

Here is a setup I used on my 1925, to convert it to a stoplight. I'm using a factory taillight and license plate bracket. The bulb is used for Model A cowl lights to convert them to turn signals. I have to file one tab off the bulb to do this. I don't know why Snyder had to put an offset tab on this...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which Cowl Lacing set is correct for 1924?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Which Cowl Lacing set is correct for 1924?

Everyone should have a copy of the Ford Service book. It answers a lot of these kind of questions. I prefer original copies which aren't too hard to find.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Hot Air Pipe

The late '25s use the swivel adjustment too, but don't require the relief in the hot air pipe, but I have one on my car anyway. I agree, stay away from the repro hot air pipes, there are too many originals around.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which Cowl Lacing set is correct for 1924?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Which Cowl Lacing set is correct for 1924?

What Dan says is correct. I have a NOS firewall to prove it.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: News for Me
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: News for Me

I retired in 2003, and haven't regretted it. As above, I restored two Model T's, and keep busy doing T related things. I've been able to attend four tours this year with no problems at all.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 27 hubcaps
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: WTB 27 hubcaps

The ones Bob is selling are made with the original dies.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STUCK!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1131

Re: STUCK!!!!!

How does a 3 jaw puller work on a four spoke steering wheel?
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walker radiator
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Walker radiator

To my knowledge, Walker has never made radiators for stock T's, so there is nothing to worry about!
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions
Replies: 73
Views: 3673

Re: 1925 Roadster Pickup Questions

Try to remember, your car is only a 1925 Roadster, with a one year only pickup box bolted on. I've owned two of these pickups. Correct any problems you may have one step at a time, and in time, it will be correct.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 — almost.
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 — almost.

I wish they would come up with a nicer looking tread pattern!
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Rocky Mountain brake parts F/S
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Original Rocky Mountain brake parts F/S

Layden: The check went out yesterday.
by Original Smith
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front engine mount - 1924 Tudor
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Front engine mount - 1924 Tudor

Strange indeed! It must be for a truck, but where are the holes for the cotter pins? Since it is incorrect anyway, I would replace it with the correct one.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you seen this style of top strap before?
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Have you seen this style of top strap before?

It sure is nice to see a 1912 with doors! Most everyone in this area have removed them for some reason.
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sediment Bulb Valve Weeping
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Sediment Bulb Valve Weeping

I've never seen one in that condition!
by Original Smith
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rocky mountain brake question
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: rocky mountain brake question

What we need to do is go back to the originals. It would take someone that would be willing to take on a project like that. The new ones work backwards from the originals, which were CABLE operated, and had a small bracket attached to the brake pedal.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car cover question
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Car cover question

I get mine from Don Lang. They are made by Covercraft.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Rocky Mountain brake parts F/S
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Original Rocky Mountain brake parts F/S

Layden: If Benji doesn't take them, let me know.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Spring Clamps with Correct Bolts & Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Front Spring Clamps with Correct Bolts & Nuts

Those are difficult to find Mark. The correct hex nuts aren't easy to find either!
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Red rubber gas line
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Red rubber gas line

WTB, some red gas light cloth covered hose that was made by Ron Gocek several years ago. This was either 7/16 or 1/2 OD, and fits through the radiator holes. I need enough to go from the carbide generator to the frame mounted gas line on a 1913.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where can you find new Model T parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Where can you find new Model T parts?

There is new, and there is NOS. Sometimes, there is a big difference!
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Same size?
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Re: Same size?

Steve Coniff has a Snap On socket for the camshaft nut. I've not seen another.
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you seen this style of top strap before?
Replies: 14
Views: 1169

Re: Have you seen this style of top strap before?

I'm wondering about the buckle. Aside from not being brass plated, it appears to be the same one used on the '13 rear bow straps?
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What day is Today - Did we forget?
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: What day is Today - Did we forget?

I had my flag out all day. Most of the folks in my neighborhood forgot!
by Original Smith
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1392

Re: T race car

I've been watching your progress for years Pete. I'm glad to see it as it is now. Keep on going, I know it will be on the road in my lifetime?
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62141

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I was looking at the photo you posted of the rear spring. I suggest you turn around the oiler from it's current position, or you won't be able to open it when installed. I use the factory service book for clues on that kind of stuff, to be able to get things right.
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '23-5 top irons question
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: '23-5 top irons question

I know Blue Lake is a long ways from Los Angeles, but I'm here to help with pictures and data. I built my p/u from original parts, so I was able to become knowledgeable on just about everything. The project took seven years, and no two parts came from the same car. My pickup box was a rust free orig...
by Original Smith
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Factory Wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Factory Wiring

I've had problems with the current reproduction wire looms. What I did was using original factory used looms, I took them to Y and Z's wiring in Redlands, California. They did it right, and even wove in the original Ford tags just like original. Of course, it took twice and much money to do this, bu...
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '23-5 top irons question
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: '23-5 top irons question

I didn't read my post carefully enough. The 8 1/4" measurement I gave is from the left edge of the brace to the the center of the left upper hole for the taillight bracket.
by Original Smith
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milt Webb is still with us!
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Milt Webb

I've been on many tours with Milt. He was a great guy.
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '23-5 top irons question
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: '23-5 top irons question

I just found some photos of that brace or L bracket. I just had my computer switched from windows 8 to windows 10, so I'm not too familiar with what's going on now. As you can see the two left holes are for the taillight bracket. You can use your taillight bracket to locate the others. The two holes...
by Original Smith
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '23-5 top irons question
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: '23-5 top irons question

The spacing for the taillight bracket in 8 1/4", and halfway down on the crosspiece. That cross piece probably isn't on your bed if it's been converted to a trailer. If it is, the two top holes for the taillight bracket are already in it. There are two rivets holding it on, on each side. The holes s...