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by R.V.Anderson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 touring rear top strap question
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: 21 touring rear top strap question

TWO-MAN TOP. Good grief.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21 touring rear top strap question
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: 21 touring rear top strap question

The one man top uses adjustable two piece straps made from black cotton webbing, just like Erik's photo shows. Cotton began to replace leather late in 1914 but leather was still used on some cars well into 1916. By the time of the "black era" rectangular top sockets in 1917 leather top straps were a...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Installing the hogshead: Is there a better way?

I have exactly the same tool that Ed shows. I will never install a hogshead without it! Once you have the band ears tied together with the plastic ties and the springs compressed with the tool, the hogshead just drops right into place. Easy peasy.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet
Replies: 18
Views: 1381

Re: RIP- Bakersfield Swap Meet

Hoping that, perhaps, someone will pick up the torch and keep it going, as has apparently happened with Chickasha :D .
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The paint says
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: The paint says

Notice how, in these and other original photos of '12s, they all have the fore doors attached. Interesting.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying/bringing a T from Canada T into the USA
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Buying/bringing a T from Canada T into the USA

When my late Dad brought his unrestored original '23 Canadian coupe over the border in '05, the only border delay was answering the US Customs' agents questions about the cool car! The trouble came when he tried to license it. Everyone in the DMV whose job it was to know the answers to Dad's questio...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Non Demountable Clincher Rim
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Wanted Non Demountable Clincher Rim

Mike, are you going to Chickasha? I have one (on a complete new wheel) I can bring that I would part with reasonably.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 coil box wire question
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: 1911 coil box wire question

The original Kingston coilbox wire was solid copper insulated with silk and, later, cotton. That light wrapping allowed a slightly heavier gauge wire to be used. Your doorbell wire is probably OK; the (primary) current it will carry is pretty low.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1144

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

I'm wondering if one of the big vendors will order a consignment of these. That would probably bring the shipping cost per tire down a little.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1144

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

At the current exchange rate, that's $250.53 U$D. I'm sure that for good quality, most T owners would spring for that.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heinze coils and coil box question 1912 early 13
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Heinze coils and coil box question 1912 early 13

The photos below show the coils and their stencils, beginning with the first and ending with the last. The early "offset" coils, with one thick side, were used in 1911 and possibly late '10. The thick side was made that way so as to accommodate the mortise and tenon used early on, after the contact ...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Needing hlep with this timer
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Needing hlep with this timer

I have two original aluminum timers, plus an original early Ford script cast iron timer. The iron timer (pictured), and one of the aluminum timers, have the same manhole style oiler. The second aluminum timer has an original brass twist style oiler, same as used on the chassis. I don't know if it's ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early wood coil box
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: FS Early wood coil box

That's a late '10-'13 Kingston box.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available

OK; the run of 100 sets of new Grade 5 hub bolt nuts has sold out. Thanks MTFCA and everyone! If there is enough interest I could do another one but probably won't get to it until several weeks after Chickasha.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Yep; you are right. I have built coils for both cars over the years and should have kept them straight. Or at least not have been too lazy to get up and check the tag on a Heinze box that I have on my coil shelves.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: What would this coil been out of?

Thank you once again for doing that for me, Dan. Much appreciated! If your memory is like mine, you won't remember the points as being the same as the ones in the OP's photo, but they are. Those same points were used on the one cylinder Brush coils and the '09 Hudson (or maybe it was the '09 Cadilla...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What would this coil been out of?
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: What would this coil been out of?

That is a T-4256 Jacobson-Brandow coil unit that was used on the 1910 Model T. They were a good coil when new, and are good coils today after being properly rebuilt, but a major design flaw was locating that primary contact spike so close to the high tension terminal and the condenser. The rosin ori...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil experts
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Mag coil experts

You can install a later, starter type field coil in a '13 with its original narrow nose pan if you use the later flywheel and magnets as well. It can even have the starter ring gear if you want to put it in. That's what I did on my '14 one day when Original Smith wasn't looking :lol: but he has sinc...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Carbide Generator - Found one today 2/10/21
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: 1914 Carbide Generator

Sorry; I meant email.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 Carbide Generator - Found one today 2/10/21
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: 1914 Carbide Generator

Jim, I sent you a PM.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help searching
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Need help searching

I think you may be asking about Pratt & Lambert's Cherry Bark. That has been discontinued. I used it on my own '14 dash. At least one other poster here (besides me :D ) bought all the remaining stock at his local store so it's still out there.
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by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone ball end
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Wishbone ball end

The ball was forged steel, integral with two short studs that were riveted and brazed into the ends of the tubing.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Double twist horn mounting screws
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Double twist horn mounting screws

I have the correct ones. #9 x 7/8" round head steel as John Regan and Larry Smith have said. I don't believe the screws changed unless the earliest were round head brass, but they would have been the same size and type.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available

Daniel, are you still at the same address in San Antonio?
Jonathan, I sent you an email.
Scott: Glad you are pleased!

Thanks all!
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available

Supply is starting to dwindle but I still have some.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available

These have been selling well; thanks MTFCA and everyone! Still have some sets left.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Not Ford Pitman steering arm?

FWIW, the Ford script was specified to be added to the arm on May 9, 1916.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Early Rear Crossmember FS
Replies: 19
Views: 1833

Re: NOS Early Rear Crossmember FS

I have repaired a lot of early rear wishbones by cutting off the worn and beat-up threaded sections and welding new studs in place. That could probably be done with the fronts as well.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Early Rear Crossmember FS
Replies: 19
Views: 1833

Re: NOS Early Rear Crossmember FS

Yep; Parrish & Bingham. It's the real deal.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd coil??
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Odd coil??

It's definitely 1913-14 Heinze, depending on the contact locations I cited. Kingston made very similar coils at the same time but theirs have finger joints only at the top and bottom edges. Heinze units have them all the way up the sides. The ratchet you mention was changed to a very thin T-shaped b...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd coil??
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Odd coil??

It's a Heinze. If the bottom contact is towards one end, it's a 1913. If in the center, it's a 1914. I make points for them, so they can be rebuilt like any other early coil.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Correct wood wheel hub nuts now available UPDATE

Due to a materials supplier issue I'm going to have to make these now rather than wait until after Chickasha. I'm hoping to have them there. I will set aside sets for those who have indicated by post here or by email that they'd like some. Thanks everyone! rvmodeltATnetsyncDOTnet T-29 002.JPG T-29 0...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 1948

Re: An old member could use our prayers

A Model T buddy of mine a few miles away had the virus bad. He had to be revived twice in the hospital. He's home now and doing OK by all accounts, so we will hope and pray for the best for Richard.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are you thinking about LED lights for your Model T?
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Are you thinking about LED lights for your Model T?

Nah. I use Light Emitting Acetylene, not Light Emitting Diodes. :D
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by R.V.Anderson
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recommended specialty T tools for engine, transmission and rear axle work?
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Recommended specialty T tools for engine, transmission and rear axle work?

This need is one good reason to join a chapter. Most of them have "tool cribs" available to members; the small fees sometimes charged go to help replace and/or acquire the very types of tools you mention.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

My '14 came with the Universal rib treads that were mounted on it in 1976. Until this summer all four were still on the car, passing NY inspection every year and giving no trouble, until the one on the left rear wheel blew out and tore the bead loose. I think that due to its age it could no longer h...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: new Victor generator
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: new Victor generator

Still available.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: new Victor generator
Replies: 1
Views: 441

new Victor generator

1 of 2 remaining, but I think I'll hang onto the last one as a spare so this will be the last available. Made in Sweden, fully functional. Instructions included. Just bolt it on and light 'er up. The one on my own '14 works fabulously. Retail price is $1,550. This last one is $995 and includes the c...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you seen this style of top strap before?
Replies: 15
Views: 1403

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

Those were unique to to 1912. The late Ken Jones had the factory drawing for them and was over the moon when he found an original pair at Bakersfield.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We've lost another one
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: We've lost another one

It seems I had old information; there will in fact be services and calling hours:

From the Buffalo News: "Family will be present to receive friends Friday, December 11, from 4-7 PM, at the ADDISON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 262 N. Main St., Angola, NY, where services will follow at 7 PM."
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We've lost another one
Replies: 3
Views: 825

We've lost another one

My friend Hugo Vermuelen phoned yesterday from Canada to let me know that Bob Barrett of Angola, NY passed away on Sunday. Hugo said that he had been working in his shop last Sunday but succumbed to a long illness a week later. Bob was the owner of several Ts: 1909 #1004, an original, unrestored 191...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Weaver Tire Changer
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Vintage Weaver Tire Changer

Congratulations on owning what looks to be a highly useful piece of equipment. Nice job of restoration and rebuilding. It looks as though it could be used on nondemountable wheels also, as long as the arms are padded to protect the wheel finish.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Victor generator gauge plate
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Victor generator gauge plate

to the top
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Not Model T Wood Coil ID
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: OT - Not Model T Wood Coil ID

That is a Heinze coil used on the Model K.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Victor generator gauge plate
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Victor generator gauge plate

New, made in Sweden. Exact reproduction; top quality. $65 postpaid.

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by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Loose coil box key

It's hard to tell for sure from the photo, but it looks like the central part of the switch that the key fits into is protruding out above the switch plate. This piece should end just below the plate, which is what holds the key in place once it is turned to BAT or MAG. If you can cut this back to t...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

There is very, very little information at the Archives about the early coils and boxes, but there are a few tidbits here and there. For example, I was able to confirm that the 09-10 cars had the magneto wire going to the coilbox terminal on the passenger side, not the driver's. I have seen a few bla...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Radiator drain petcock

Tim, I agree with Larry Smith; I use original petcocks in radiator and crankcase both; no leaks ever. I don't think I've ever been to a swap meet where there hasn't been at least a half dozen available. Once I splurged and gave $2 for an extra nice one.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One last 1911 torpedo floor mat available
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: One last 1911 torpedo floor mat available

Sold. Thanks to Dave and all who participated in this project; it was an interesting one to say the least!
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1135

Re: What 1/2 inch Pipe Thread Spark Plugs Work in a Model T ?

Terry, wasn't the 7/8-18 plug thread referred to as the "ALAM thread"? Seems to me I heard that somewhere but I'm no spark plug historian.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One last 1911 torpedo floor mat available
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: One last 1911 torpedo floor mat available

Spoken for; thanks MTFCA!
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One last 1911 torpedo floor mat available
Replies: 2
Views: 423

One last 1911 torpedo floor mat available

This is the very last one. The mold is used up and has been disposed of by the manufacturer. White, show quality, same price as the rest of the run. $425 plus UPS.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 roadster front floor mat
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: 1925 roadster front floor mat

Actually, Larry, the cost would be very nearly the same as the 1911 torpedo mats were, which was $425, and we'd need to sell at least 35 to get that price, so I doubt it's gonna happen, at least not by me.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Intake Manifold Dates
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Model T Intake Manifold Dates

The aluminum-style iron manifold appeared in Dec. 1912. It was used for only a short time early in the '13 model year.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 999- what does this say?
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: 999- what does this say?

FWIW, to add a tidbit to Rich Eagle's post, if you should ever have occasion to visit the Amtrak station in Depew, NY, a few miles southeast of Buffalo, you can see a photo and a commemorative plaque about 999 and the speed record. Apparently it took place on the tracks very close to today's Amtrak ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heinze coil box loose mounting bracket help
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Heinze coil box loose mounting bracket help

Please see my first post in this thread.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heinze coil box loose mounting bracket help
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Heinze coil box loose mounting bracket help

They aren't welded; the ends of the rivet shanks are "spun" over.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heinze coil box loose mounting bracket help
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Heinze coil box loose mounting bracket help

The 1911 Heinze boxes had brackets attached by three flat head wood screws, #7 x 5/8". By early 1912 this was changed to what was essentially the same bracket but held by two steel rivets per side. If you can properly buck the rivets inside the box, you can easily re-peen the rivets, but the looseni...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Need a recommendation

Great; please let us all know how things go.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Need a recommendation

I have no personal experience with these guys but you might try them.

https://maineradiator.com/restorations/
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Schrader Valve Stem
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Schrader Valve Stem

What Dan M. said.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WATT Clutch disc stack height please? Save me from disaster
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: WATT Clutch disc stack height please? Save me from disaster

As I posted above, and as is borne out in your photo, the Watts style stack is thicker than the Ford stack. That's why the push ring pins have to be shortened to compensate.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WATT Clutch disc stack height please? Save me from disaster
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: WATT Clutch disc stack height please? Save me from disaster

I'm a little late chiming in here, but the Watts stack is normally a little thicker than the standard Ford clutch. That's why the T-3336 push ring needs to have the three pins machined shorter. That's also why I sell the Watts style clutches as kits with the stiffer springs and with the machining op...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Question
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Magneto Question

I heard a noise like that as I was going down the road in my late Dad's unrestored '23 coupe. The engine didn't miss a beat and it was still driving fine. When I got back to my shop I found that the fan had shucked a blade. Common with the early riveted fan but unusual for the late style. There was ...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??

Given the fact that RV was a newborn when you got your touring, it's not too surprising that he wasn't making points. :lol:
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tube valve stem die 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Tube valve stem die 2.0

Bumping up
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Kingston— Heinze coil box interchangeable??

Keith has it backwards: all coilboxes are built to fit the one pattern in the Ford firewall :D

Ford gave them the measurements and it was then up to the different companies to build their boxes accordingly.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IGNITION PROBLEM
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: IGNITION PROBLEM

The coil fires, but does the plug fire? Do you have a coilbox with original style wood in it? If so, and the coil fires, and the plug fires in the open air but not in the engine, and since the trouble is with #1, what you probably have is a carbon track in the coil box wood. It's allowing some of th...
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1434

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

Floorboards made from specially built packing cases may be a myth, but the reverse is documented. When Ford recycled trade-ins from their dealers at the Rouge, the salvaged floor boards from these derelicts were made into packing crates.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass generator castings
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Brass generator castings

Spoken for.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass generator castings
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Brass generator castings

I believe that's what they are. 2 raw castings and one drip plate. $25 plus $9 Priority postage.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 horn bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: 11 horn bracket

The best fix is a combination of both. Drill and tap the stem for a #10 machine screw; drill and countersink the mounting foot. Install the screw, then use silver solder to secure everything. This makes a strong and permanent repair. This type of bracket is correct only for mounting on the outside o...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston coils
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Kingston coils

If the high tension winding is open it will need to be replaced. The T-4238 coil generally shows resistance in the 2500-2800 ohms range. The pine rosin originally used to pot these units can be carefully removed with an old screwdriver or chisel (don't use a hammer) enough to get the new thin style ...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tube valve stem die 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Tube valve stem die 2.0

OK; we have four on the list; eight more and we can proceed.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to install brass wooden on 1914 firewal
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: How to install brass wooden on 1914 firewal

Measure and mark carefully, then use a square file to cut the notch. Takes about 30 seconds if you are a slow filer.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-11 2-pc. dash clip sets now available
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: 1909-11 2-pc. dash clip sets now available

Postage is $6. Email me at rvmodeltATnetsyncDOTnet for payment info. Thanks!
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone date an engine for me please
Replies: 18
Views: 1068

Re: Can someone date an engine for me please

That's a body number, not an engine number; the engine number is stamped directly on the engine block. It looks like the date is April 1914; the remainder is the serial number.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tube valve stem die 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Tube valve stem die 2.0

To the top.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-11 2-pc. dash clip sets now available
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: 1909-11 2-pc. dash clip sets now available

These are flat; see photo at the top of the thread. 17 piece set as illustrated; $75 plus postage.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone Ball Cap Stud Sizes?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Wishbone Ball Cap Stud Sizes?

3/8 x 16 on the socket end; 3/8 x 24 on the nut end.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear axle oil leak
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: rear axle oil leak

On my '14's rear axle, I soaked the housings for several days in mineral spirits. To do it, I made a temporary tank by nailing four 2 x 12s together and lining the resulting rim with a sheet of 6 mil plastic. I put a piece of scrap OSB in the bottom so that any sharp edges on the housings wouldn't c...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: 1909 Fords

I think that the car was restored for Ford's 50th in 1953.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tube valve stem die 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Tube valve stem die 2.0

There is interest in a second run of these threading dies for original 13/32" inner tube valve stems. If we can get 12 orders it will cut the price in half ($75 each) over ordering one at a time. So far we have two; need 10 more to proceed. These are quality tools that work well for straightening da...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 5549

Re: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?

In addition to all my other stuff, I will have a few of my rewound lifetime field coils, so bring your core and save a pile of shipping $$$. Also early and late Watts style clutches, and all my new items including the special early manifold studs with shoulder, the new early 2 pc dash clips and hard...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?

FWIW, the headlights on my late Dad's unrestored original '23 Canadian coupe, which spent its entire life in Canada before Mom & Dad bought it in 2005, are identical to US lamps of the era.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT for Luray Swap Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: OT for Luray Swap Meet

Good to know. Thanks for posting.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Big dissapointment !
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Big dissapointment !

I once got up early and drove 40 miles of back roads over to the middle of the next county for an 9:00 auction because of advertised "Model T Ford parts". When I got there, I couldn't find any, so I asked the auctioneer about it. "Oh, there aren't any. We always put that in to get more people to sho...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

There is a 1359 and a 1359A but no 1359B in Ford's info. The differences, apparently, are in the lengths: 18-13/16", 18-23/32", or 19-1/2".
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dan Treace
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Dan Treace

Contacted Dan; thanks Dom!
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dan Treace
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Dan Treace

Dan, could you please email me? I have a question about Luray. Thanks! :D

rvmodeltATnetsyncDOTnet
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 16 Touring top pad replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: 16 Touring top pad replacement

You probably could, or if you're nervous about doing it, a local upholsterer could tackle it.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 1004

Re: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T

The coilbox has the small Kingston switch. The first ones were fiber but they were soon replaced with brass. Hard to tell for sure which it is, brass or fiber, but either way, the small switch was replaced with the large, round, hard rubber switch just before the end of the 1910 model year, so I'm g...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

Sorry. Pronoun/antecedent issue. Send the BUYERS elsewhere, not the bolts.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

Steve: Yes it would; that's why I made them the correct length for the rears. The difference is only 1/8" so I figured some guys would trim the fronts and others wouldn't mind the extra length. Chad: That's the plan. I have always hated to sell sets of the bolts and then have to send them elsewhere ...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: FS: all brass 3 screw Holley carburetor

According to Bruce McCalley, this is the typical 1915 style Holley Model G.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston coils
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Kingston coils

Those are 1912 Kingston T-4238 coil units. All of their parts are available, as I rebuild them and also make complete correct reproductions.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

Originally they were cold punched, and about a Grade 1.5