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by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Body changeover date
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: 1914 Body changeover date

I have no information to dispute the July '13 date. The 1913 body was problematic and Ford tried several "fixes" before re-designing the body. That re-design was the 1914 style, which first appeared at the tail end of the '13 style year.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

During restoration, I replaced the very worn quadrant on my '14 with a new repop. You are right, the hole for the column IS shaped differently from the originals, but it's not so far off that the piece is unusable.You can remove your worn original and use it for a pattern to gently re-work the repop...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much gear oil in rear end?
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: How much gear oil in rear end?

I agree with Joseph M. One pint is plenty (but watch for leaks and check the level often). Far and away the greatest cause of grease leaks at the rear wheels is overfilling the differential.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Garage Exhaust Hose
Replies: 24
Views: 1245

Re: Garage Exhaust Hose

I got mine years ago from McMaster-Carr. I don't remember exactly what type it is but this stuff looks like it would work. Heat resistant to 500 degrees and it runs about $10/ft. Their part number for it is 55125K73.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 Touring Top help required
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: 1911 Touring Top help required

I don't have the drawing of the 1911 top but I do have the 1914 touring car top drawing. The front and rear bows are driven into the sockets 7" and the two center bows 5". In addition: On the front bow assembly, when the top is up, there should be a 1" to 1-5/16" space between the inside of the wood...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Model T Ford (1914) starts for the first time in over 100 years

I remember firing up my own '14 for the first time. My father in law was there with me; he passed away a short time later so I'm very thankful he got to share the moment and even got a few rides a bit later on.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Around the time of the T's introduction, the Heinze Electric Co. patented a mortise and tenon joint between pairs of its coils. The idea was to make the units a bit more secure in the box, helping to keep them from bouncing around in the box and losing contact. This joint required that the coils be ...
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite steering wheel repair
Replies: 24
Views: 1222

Re: Fordite steering wheel repair

FWIW, the "transitional" wheel (15" dia./ high 'dished' pressed steel spider/ Fordite rim) was first drawn on November 3, 1919, shortly after the start of the 1920 model year. It was declared 'Obsolete' on June 21, 1921. Its successor, the 16" Fordite rim with the flatter profile pressed steel spide...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

My new boxes are mahogany. Not Cuban, but still mahogany. Guaranteed.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Allan, originally the coilbox was made from Cuban mahogany. That exact species is no longer available for making lumber. It's my understanding that, years ago, some priests took seedlings from Cuba to the Philippines and planted extensive groves there, which are now being sustainably harvested. This...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

Hap, you're being very kind. While I did write the article, in re-reading it over the years I cringe at some of the errors I made in it, such as mis-identifying the years of component parts such as brackets. I think the main value of the article is the photos. But I do appreciate the generous words ...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

There was an article in Vol. 22 #6 (Nov./Dec. 1987) of The Vintage Ford about re-wooding a '23 roadster, with lots of photos. It may be of some help to you. Copies may still be available from the MTFCA.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite steering wheel repair
Replies: 24
Views: 1222

Re: Fordite steering wheel repair

The 15" wheel that I have (actually I several) and which Steve T. cites is really quite unique. The pressed steel spider has a significantly higher profile, resulting in a deeper "dish", than the familiar 16" spider used in later 1920-25. When I was looking for one of these for my April 1920 touring...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Muffler Question
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: 1915 Muffler Question

The '14 and '15 mufflers are the same, as Val posted. To remove the pipe, I just take my '14 out on our New York State roads. The lunar landscapes that pass for roads out here will knock it out in about 3 miles. I just have to listen for the 'little 'clang' as it hits what's left of the asphalt. The...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fordite steering wheel repair
Replies: 24
Views: 1222

Re: Fordite steering wheel repair

I have heard of a method, but have not yet personally tried, where folks take an irreparably broken Fordite rim and use coarse sandpaper or a wood rasp to make a pile of Fordite dust from it that they then mix with epoxy or other glue and use as filler for cosmetic cracks and dings after cleaning an...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential casting block letters
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Differential casting block letters

Some genuine Ford parts did have block letters instead of the script. The crank ratchet is one place that that was common.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which hook for 1915?
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Which hook for 1915?

The stamped design for the cotton web top to windshield strap came out in 1920. Ford designated it "A2" and the earlier forged design, which was continued alongside the new stamped design, was "A1". However, about 95% of 1915 cars had leather top to windshield straps, with the earlier forged buckle ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Runabout Top question
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: 1913 Runabout Top question

I think it would fit OK, but there are some features unique to the '13 top, such as the curvy flap at the top rear sides, that the '14 doesn't have. Larry Smith would know; he is an expert on '13 tops, both touring and roadster.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need some guidance with coils and electrical readings
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Need some guidance with coils and electrical readings

I would guess that your potted coil isn't working because you are getting arcing between the new primary and secondary windings. You need to insulate them from each other to prevent this. Wrapping the primary in good quality electrical tape should take care of that. Try connecting your windings as y...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: One, possibly two,1912 Heinze Coils
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: WTB: One, possibly two,1912 Heinze Coils

FWIW, that one is a late '12 unit: the ratchet spring is angled and the adjusting nut post is about 3/32" closer to the coil's rear panel than the earlier ones.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 783

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto issue
Replies: 17
Views: 783

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 842

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 coil box kit
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 579

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source for Hard-to-Find Fasteners
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

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: 387

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disappearing act
Replies: 5
Views: 728

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 861

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 861

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: 249

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2879

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2879

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2879

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2879

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

What Dan said. 8-)
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2879

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 1588

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken early style horn tubing brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 434

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.

PM me at rvmodelt AT netsync DOT net
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB New Mag Ring
Replies: 4
Views: 464

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.

rvmodelt AT netsync DOT com

Shop phone 716-267-3526
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB:1914 Touring car Top Bows
Replies: 2
Views: 199

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum & Penetrants
Replies: 6
Views: 643

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact Info for Peter Schmidt
Replies: 3
Views: 264

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum & Penetrants
Replies: 6
Views: 643

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 17
Views: 873

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact Info for Peter Schmidt
Replies: 3
Views: 264

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Bolt Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 586

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HERSHEY-Who-What & Where
Replies: 6
Views: 778

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top bows-what do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 546

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top bows-what do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 546

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top bows-what do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 546

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: 498

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '12 firewall wood??
Replies: 2
Views: 272

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not for sale just an OF to look at
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?
Replies: 6
Views: 537

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?
Replies: 6
Views: 537

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Engine with no provision or casting to accept a generator?
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1651

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

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: 3458

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1651

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are the reproduction Exhaust manifolds correct for 14?
Replies: 9
Views: 665

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 2548

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: 933

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about transmission sag
Replies: 3
Views: 401

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Box question
Replies: 4
Views: 590

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: 933

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: 457

Re: FS. 23-25 Touring Body sheet metal

PM sent.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand crank mag / coil tester
Replies: 7
Views: 670

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Special Spring for Watts Clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Special Spring for Watts Clutch?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

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: 459

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: 459

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: 626

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: 626

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: 1278

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Floorboards
Replies: 2
Views: 309

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 2019 Fall Hershey Swap Spaces Here!
Replies: 60
Views: 4024

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: 626

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: 626

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: 459

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: 626

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1468

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1468

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine pan hardware?
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine pan hardware?
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 819

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where Did People Buy Gasoline?
Replies: 8
Views: 914

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas headlight glass
Replies: 10
Views: 830

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chattering Brakes
Replies: 36
Views: 1912

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best oil, I’m almost afraid to ask...
Replies: 43
Views: 2768

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 two-man top rear strap D ring cut off?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Inc. sheetmetal products
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

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.