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by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Magneto issue

John, your issue sounds more like it's either in your switch or else a cold solder joint somewhere in the field coil. If it was the rivet/screw issue under discussion here, your mag would work fine when cold and then would fade once it got hot, not work intermittently from the get-go as you describe.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Magneto issue

This same, or a very similar, issue surfaced about 8 years ago on the Forum. Turned out that the screw holding the contact button in place was a hair too long. When it got hot, it would expand and touch the iron rivet holding the contact block to the frame, which shorted the whole works. Even though...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Plastic coils

I believe that the plastic coils with the yellow labels are 24V units that won't work well in a T. They are for electric fence usage.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1272

Re: Inflation !!!

I doubt those parts were genuine Ford. Ford, which cranked out reverse drums by the bazillion, had to get a whopping $3.00 for theirs. Likely these parts were part of the many "spurious" ones that Ford waged unrelenting campaigns against. Comparisons of individual "spurious" against genuine Ford par...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26-27 coil box kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1040

Re: 26-27 coil box kit

Ron P. was right. It was the poor quality of the then-available contacts which inspired Fun Projects to subsequently begin making good ones.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Gas tank sediment bowl

I could be wrong but I doubt they were painted. The main body may have been raven finished but that would likely have been all. The tanks were of course galvanized and not painted, so the whole thing would not have been dipped as an assembly. On my '20 I'm going to just use a clear satin lacquer on ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners

Chad, I can help you with the #8s. How many do you want?
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

"I would probably never find another as good as it if I trade it."

I think you already know what you're going to do. :lol:
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: big freeze

My '14 will spend the winter in my heated shop, as usual. The car is warmer than I am, most of the time. :shock:
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Heinz Coil Box
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: FS Heinz Coil Box

It's '11-'12. The '13 and very late '12 style used lunchbox latch clips.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Disappearing act
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Disappearing act

"Curser" is what you become when the "cursor" won't go where you want it... :D
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: possible magnito problem

That's good news; it will save you a lot of work!
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 721

Re: possible magnito problem

When a mag develops trouble "all of a sudden," that is, with no warning and no sputtering and/or running rough, but just dies, and then upon checking it the voltage is there but quite low, usually it's something like a bit of wire or a broken cotter pin shorting it. Most often the offender is found ...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS top hat brake drum bushing
Replies: 0
Views: 217

NOS top hat brake drum bushing

Genuine NOS, but the flange surface has some dents. Will carry extra oil ;) $30 postpaid in US.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2654

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Abandoned the idea of hosting the meet, that is.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2654

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

It's true, he was considering it, but a reliable source says that he has abandoned the idea.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2654

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Steve, I heard that too. A highly credible source says it ain't happening.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2654

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

What Dan said. 8-)
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2654

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Susie told me last year that as soon as they announced the end of the meet, registrations new and old picked up to the point where they were running 3 times the rate of 2018's. So it looks like it will be quite the celebration and farewell.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

May be common as dirt but I've never seen a Wards Riverside plug.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken early style horn tubing brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Broken early style horn tubing brackets

If anyone has one or more of these that have broken or otherwise performed poorly and are no longer wanted, I'd be interested in buying them.

These are the long style tubing brackets that mount to the outside of the body at the front seat.

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by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB New Mag Ring
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: WTB New Mag Ring

I have them also. Have wound many thousands in more than 27 years. Everything on them is new but the frame itself. Lifetime warranty.

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by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB:1914 Touring car Top Bows
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: WTB:1914 Touring car Top Bows

"Bows" are the wooden pieces; "irons" or "sockets" refers to the metal parts. Which do you need?
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Aluminum & Penetrants
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Aluminum & Penetrants

Thanks all. The cap is aluminum and not potmetal. I have a gallon can of Kroil so I will go ahead and try that. I was going to anyway but I thought I'd better check with those who have more experience than I in this area. Will let everyone know how it comes out. Literally.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact Info for Peter Schmidt
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Contact Info for Peter Schmidt

He may be related. Are they German? Mr. Schmidt's accent was prominent in his phone message.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Aluminum & Penetrants
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Aluminum & Penetrants

I have a very nice original 1914 gas cap that is cemented by rust into an un-salvageable tank, so a ring of tank metal around the cap was torched out of it. The heat didn't affect the rust cement any; the cap is still firmly in place. Can anyone recommend any one type of snake oil penetrant that won...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut

FWIW, the early (brass era) originals were supposed to be a full inch in length, by 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Contact Info for Peter Schmidt
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Contact Info for Peter Schmidt

Hi; does anyone know Peter Schmidt in California? He left a message on my answering machine while I was at Hershey, but just as he started to leave his phone number the machine cut off. If anyone knows what that number is, I'd appreciate a PM with that information. Thanks to anyone who can help. rvm...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Bolt Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Early Bolt Trivia

I don't believe that Ford ever did this but it was commonly done by owners and garages to aid in getting that pesky cotter pin hole to line up, and not have it be half a day's project for the horse-bound.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: HERSHEY-Who-What & Where
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: HERSHEY-Who-What & Where

For this year, and possibly permanently, I have moved from the Red Field South to the Green Field, in spaces GBC 32-34. I will have my line of new parts, early coils and boxes along with their parts, top straps, new gas generators, and an assortment of original parts. In addition I will have some of...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top bows-what do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Top bows-what do I have here?

Erik is correct. I'm accustomed to dealing with the earlier sockets which use the straps. I apologize for causing any confusion.

I don't see the clip; your eyes must be better than mine.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top bows-what do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Top bows-what do I have here?

To fold the top, you pull out the key strap, then remove the front bow assembly from the upper hole and place it in the lower hole, then replace the key strap and drop the whole works down onto the saddles.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Top bows-what do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Top bows-what do I have here?

The front socket assembly should have two pins in the ends that fit into the upper hole on the upright socket. The pins should each be drilled for a key strap which holds them in the hole when in the upright position. The position that the front socket is in now is correct for when they are folded, ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Mag coils for cores
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Mag coils for cores

Dan, I will take them. Just saw your ad. Aren't you in the Orange field?
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '12 firewall wood??
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: '12 firewall wood??

The correct dash has 1/8" cherry veneer over a solid hardwood core, which I believe could have been cherry along a number of other woods.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Not for sale just an OF to look at
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Re: Not for sale just an OF to look at

Reminds me of a coil I once had sent to me to rebuild from a guy in Brazil. At least I think it was a coil. It came in a Ziplock bag containing some tar, a few wires, some hardware, some partial wood panels, and about 2 cups of dust. Termites had almost completely devoured the wood.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end

I have one of those too, on my '14. I finally had to get one, as both rear wheels were canted inward about an inch at the top. It doesn't look as out of place as I thought it would. When I rebuilt the axle, I soaked the housing assemblies in kerosene, then in xylene to get that out. When I was satis...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?

I don't believe that Kingston ever put their ID tags on the lid; always on the box above the switch as in your example. It was Splitdorf and Heinze (pre-T) that did that. If your '10 is late enough in the model year, that box and switch could be correct, though I wouldn't swear to it. If you were to...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?

It's very late '10 through '13. The basic box was identical from '09 through '13; what changed was the switch and the mounting brackets. The early box used a small round brass switch (the very earliest used a fiber switch) mounted rather low on the box, and the mounting brackets were the wraparound ...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Engine with no provision or casting to accept a generator?
Replies: 18
Views: 950

Re: 1919 Engine with no provision or casting to accept a generator?

According to Bruce McCalley's Encyclopedia, the last non-starter engine was built on May 29, 1919. Starter type blocks were first made on Dec. 11, 1918, so both types were in production for about 6 months. The serial number of the last non-starter engine was in the 3,136,XXX range, so from your cast...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1428

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

Of course, all this hoopla may be entirely superfluous: to paraphrase E.B. White: The Model T driver seldom bothered with a rear-view mirror. He wasn't concerned about what was behind him because he'd soon enough see it out in front.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: New New York License Plates

FWIW, a state legislator representing the North Tonawanda area of NY is introducing legislation that would require the state to collect no more than their actual cost to produce new plates (65 cents per plate). I doubt it's going anywhere, but it puts the governor, who hotly denied that his scheme i...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3042

Re: Post your favorite sign

Couldn't take a photo, but I liked this sign on the back of a pickup truck I followed for a bit on the way to the OCF this year:

IF IT AIN'T BROKE
IT AIN'T MINE
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1428

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

I use and like the one made by Antique Motor Sports. Here is a link to their ebay store: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Ford-rear-view-mirror-1916-1927-POLISHED/380674250371?epid=914103218&hash=item58a1f41683:g:G2AAAOSwTO9aFFGC I use the polished brass version, which is otherwise identical to the ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?

Steve J. is correct; the repros are nice and will fit fine but are the later style. I have several original '14 manifolds and will be happy to part with one to a good home :D
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2291

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Russ, FWIW, my late Dad's original '23 Canadian coupe has that same lead/brass trim, with embedded nails, as you describe. The former owner removed it to install the new top material, but fortunately he removed it carefully and saved it.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

Mine has been spoken for. Thanks for all the inquiries.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about transmission sag
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Question about transmission sag

An issue worth considering but I don't think you'd get quite the benefits you are looking for. It would be difficult to hold such a minute adjustment for long, what with the front of the rear axle putting added downward pressure to the area. As long as the engine and tranny have both been balanced a...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Coil Box question
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Coil Box question

Instead of permanently altering an original box, it would be a lot better to have a set of coils built to fit the JB box, but which have the later style points.

Original JB coils are excellent, however. One of the best of the early coils.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for driveshaft spool
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Looking for driveshaft spool

I have a nice one, just what you are looking for. Complete with sleeve and bearing, though I can't vouch for the bearing's condition. $125 plus postage. A lot, I know, but it is very nice.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS. 23-25 Touring Body sheet metal
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: FS. 23-25 Touring Body sheet metal

PM sent.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand crank mag / coil tester
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Hand crank mag / coil tester

I have a restored Service Products tester and use it constantly.

The Service Products Company was formerly the John O. Heinze Company, formed after he left the Heinze Electric Company.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Special Spring for Watts Clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Special Spring for Watts Clutch?

Mark S: I am currently making the Watts style clutch.

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by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Special Spring for Watts Clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Special Spring for Watts Clutch?

Mark is correct. Chaffin's makes the heavier spring.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New Victor gas generator
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: New Victor gas generator

Spoken for; thanks MTFCA!
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New Victor gas generator
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: New Victor gas generator

TTT
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Hayes front grease seals

Thank you for the kind words; very glad you are pleased.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Hayes front grease seals

Tim, I have one set of slightly rusted Hayes and several sets of Kelsey seals, but all Pruddens are rust free. The rusted ones are half price, $22.50, and the rust free ones are $45 per pair.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early KW coils
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: Wanted early KW coils

I believe that what Mario has are custom built units made to fit an original 1911-1912 Kingston coilbox but are made with adapted later style KW points. Most likely this was a one-off deal and duplicates don't exist. I could certainly build him some spares but due to the custom nature of the work in...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Floorboards
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: TT Floorboards

My brother Jon makes them from the Ford prints. His email is jpautowood@gmail.com
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 3536

Re: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!

Because the Red Field South vendors will all be re-located this year, I am now in the Green Field, spaces GBC 32-34. Right on the north end of the row.

Much more centrally located. Since I will have the option of keeping those spaces permanently, I'm thinking I will probably do so.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Hayes front grease seals

I may; check back with me later this evening.

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by R.V.Anderson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Hayes front grease seals

Sold to Russ; thanks! I have a few more sets in similar condition; Prudden and Kelsey besides Hayes. Same price if anyone's interested.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New Victor gas generator
Replies: 3
Views: 423

New Victor gas generator

Brand new, complete, fully functional as is. Just bolt it on and go. Works great (I have one on my own '14) ; show quality. Made in Sweden by the same craftsman who built the T-100 bodies. The gentleman is now in his late eighties, has retired, is in fragile health, and is not making any more; when ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hayes front grease seals
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Hayes front grease seals

New pair. Some rust as seen but will clean up nicely. Half price: retail is $45, sell for $22.50 plus $4.00 postage.

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by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Another possibility would be to take it to your local plating shop and have them strip and buff it for you. In my town we have a metal finishing shop that does great work; they've done my radiator for me, buffing out quite a large and deep scratch at one point.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

Lacquer thinner and Scotchbrite should do it, though it may take patience and a bit of elbow grease. You wouldn't want to take a chance using a harsh paint stripper; it might discolor or even attack the brass and leave you with a far worse situation.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine pan hardware?
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Engine pan hardware?

FWIW, the change in 1913 that Larry mentions took place right at the end of the model year, in late June/early July.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine pan hardware?
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Engine pan hardware?

The long bolts that Adam mentions were a combination hood board and engine pan bolt, in a carriage bolt configuration, that began to be used about July of 1913. They came in "short" (3-1/4", used in front) and "long" (3-5/8", used in the rear) lengths. Until then, the (separate) hood board bolts wer...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

All of these responses about the oil pan are right on. The slope of the flywheel pocket allows the field coil to clear until it's pulled down by the bolts, thereby springing the field coil into the magnets. Remember there is very little clearance between the magnet clamps and the pole faces, so it d...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Where Did People Buy Gasoline?
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Where Did People Buy Gasoline?

What Steve said.

If it wasn't for the gasoline stoves on the farms, motor fuel would have been a lot harder to come by.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas headlight glass
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Gas headlight glass

This may be sorta off topic, but I very recently learned something about gas headlamp repop and modern glass lenses. I was out driving over the lunar landscape that passes for one of the main roads around here, and hitting one pothole caused the passenger side lamp door to come open and the lens to ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: Magneto Field Coil

First, what Mark said.

Next, I do rewind field coils; have done many thousands using all new copper, insulators, contact blocks, etc. Everything is new but the frame itself. Surface grinding available. All units carry a lifetime warranty.

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by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1757

Re: Chattering Brakes

I have the same issue with my '14. Kevlar lining, non-demountable bands. No chatter until the last few feet, just before coming to a complete stop. I tightened up the brake band and it definitely helped, although it's still there. The issue started last year, after 10 years of chatter-free driving. ...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2576

Re: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...

The point about today's cheapest oils being better than yesterday's best is pretty accurate. I use straight 30 weight in my '14 as I remember once reading from an authoritative source that today's multi-weight oils are about 1/3 non-lubricating additives.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

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

Ignacio, I am the one who makes the cotton web strap sets that Martin showed you, and which Lang's and Snyder's carry. As he and Russ have pointed out, the set with the D rings was used 1915-21 on cars that used the L-irons to hold the top rest saddles. On your '22, the bottom strap has no D ring bu...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rootlieb Inc. sheetmetal products
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Rootlieb Inc. sheetmetal products

I bought a set of Rootlieb fenders for my '14. After hearing so many stories about how everything would need to be fit to the car, and how difficult it was, I was pleasantly shocked to find that everything fit perfectly just as it was. All I had to do was drill the mounting bolt holes.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wheel Spindle help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Wheel Spindle help!

The thread size is 3/4" x 16.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OCF Application
Replies: 28
Views: 2336

Re: OCF Application

Were you emailed an invitation, or did you apply off The Henry Ford's site?
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another part not being made?
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Re: Another part not being made?

No idea if that's the case or not, but I think that they were all made by Mark Auto in New Jersey. If they're discontinuing them, maybe Dan MacEachern will take them over. If he does, you know they'll be done right.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 29, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking For Original Ford Specifications for Front Spindles
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Looking For Original Ford Specifications for Front Spindles

The diameter according to Ford is 1.189"-1.190". If someone tried a "strawberry fit" as you describe I think I'd be looking for a replacement. Not hard at all to find.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: JB coil box 1910 style
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: JB coil box 1910 style

We do make them, but only in the original style to take the original style coils (which we also make). This is because when we got started, there was already a fellow making boxes for the later coils, so that market was covered.

Besides, I have an affinity for keeping things original :)
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brake rods
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Brake rods

'26-'27 rods were straight. Be sure you haven't got a pair of those.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911

I will be happy to help you and your T. If you are eager to drive the car perhaps you could install a later metal box and coils while you are waiting.
Send me a PM for my mailing address if you need it.

rvmodelt@netsync.net
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911

Unfortunately, because of their designs, the only sure way to calibrate the early coils is with a hand cranked coil tester. The so-called "buzz box" style of "tester" will not work for them. You can use it to find out if it works and to set the amp draw but that's it; you won't be able to check for ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911

You can remove the bottom by backing out the 8 screws holding it in place, then, holding the coilbox so the terminal screws side is toward you, carefully lift the bottom as you tilt it away from you. If the wires break, they need replacing anyway due to corrosion. However, if you have an 1911 box wi...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911

One important note: The '09 and '10 Kingston boxes (along with the '10 JB box) have the BAT and MAG wire connections REVERSED from the normal. If the boxes are wired correctly, the MAG terminal connection is on the PASSENGER side of the box and the BAT is on the DRIVER side. Early switches read BAT-...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911

Here is a new Kingston coilbox. The first photo shows the recess on the box underside where the two pieces that make up the bottom fit into. On the side closest to you, you can (faintly) see two holes out towards the box sides. (They are each located just inboard of the outermost grooves for the ter...
by R.V.Anderson
Sun May 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

Re: Need help for wiring Kingston coil boxes 1911

Just got back from Luray, as most of you guys on the Forum should have. Great little meet that is on the way up. For its proportionate size, I believe it has more early parts than Hershey or Chickasha. Y'all owe it to yourselves to CHECK IT OUT. It looks like Mario has set of home built coil units t...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

Well, yay for our side! Just goes to show that if I can figure it (computer issues) out (with a lot of help!), ANYONE can.

Thanks Chris!!
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

The ever-vigilant Chris B. spotted my confession and emailed me some hints. Here goes:
spindle bolt 002.JPG
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Spindle Bolt oil groove?
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: Spindle Bolt oil groove?

I can't upload photos here but if anyone would like to see how I am making my bolts, which are the ones correct for later '09 through '14, PM me and I will send one directly to you.

rvmodelt@netsync.net
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 13, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seat Springs painted or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Seat Springs painted or not?

I'm fairly certain they were dipped in "japan" black. I know that even if they were not, I would still paint mine, if they didn't already come from the maker painted. I doubt if even a Grand National judge would be loosening a corner of the upholstery to peek under it. :shock:
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?

No; it was uniform. The setup changed (reed moved from horn end to bulb end) when the tubing was shortened and moved inside the car body to mount on the dummy door panel. The horn tubing parts that I make and sell all have the correct early style Ford thread which is 41/64 x 27. Very near the end of...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Re-bending brass windshield channel
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Re-bending brass windshield channel

Use a small propane torch and heat the brass until it just starts to glow red in a darkened room. Let it cool and you're good to go. Some quench, some don't. Personally I wouldn't, as that tends to cause some twist, which for some operations doesn't matter. Do be careful heating, as the channel is t...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Hershey spaces
Replies: 3
Views: 645

New Hershey spaces

It may be indeed early notice, but since Hershey is less than 6 months away, I thought I'd inform folks so they can patronize or avoid my new spaces, as their personal inclinations dictate. For 2019 the Red Field South will not be available; those vendors have all been re-distributed to other spaces...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Finishing top bows
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Finishing top bows

You didn't mention what type of bows you have. The plain, one-piece, steam bent type, which is the cheapest, will have a marked tendency to spread and/or twist with rising and falling humidity. In that case I'd definitely put something on them to forestall that unpleasantness. Marine spar would be m...