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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: 361

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: 634

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: 533

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: 337

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: 762

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: 337

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: 337

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: 365

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: 404

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: 862

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: 306

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: 306

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: 306

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: 585

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: 585

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: 890

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: 706

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: 706

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: 593

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: 449

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: 423

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: 449

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: 211

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: 1163

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: 423

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: 423

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: 277

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: 623

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: 423

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: 514

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: 781

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: 884

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: 423

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: 781

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: 231

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: 761

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: 878

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: 423

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: 4937

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: 472

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: 213

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: 1481

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: 989

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: 320

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: 320

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: 237

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: 798

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: 661

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: 661

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: 1285

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: 623

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: 661

Re: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

Originally they were cold punched, and about a Grade 1.5
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub bolts; now for the nuts??
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Hub bolts; now for the nuts??

I have been supplying top quality, correct Grade 5 wood wheel hub bolts for some years now; Lang's and Chaffin's also carry them. Now a distant relation of mine who owns a machine shop with a number of automatic screw machines has given me a more affordable quote on making correct Grade 5 hub bolt n...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 4937

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

Yep. I'll be there next to my brother Jon and his Model T top and body wood.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 4937

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

Jonah, I'd sell it for whatever the buyer wanted to offer for it.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 4937

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

Greg, I have a Sept. 1916 block if you're interested. That would be a very early '17 block. It's pretty rusty but could probably be used. The price is right if you want it!
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F-S Holly G parts i and jets
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: F-S Holly G parts venturi and jets

email sent.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator front cosmetics?
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Brass radiator front cosmetics?

An old time sheet metal soldering manual says that before soldering, wipe a little shoe polish onto areas you don't want solder on.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bows and sockets
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: top bows and sockets

"Erik" not Eric. I apologize.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: top bows and sockets
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: top bows and sockets

What Eric said. The oval wooden bows' ends are tapered to fit tightly into the tapered socket all by themselves, and the tack is intended to be a safety measure.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting new wood spoke wheels. Best method to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Painting new wood spoke wheels. Best method to use?

Here's how I do wood wheels. Mine still look beautiful and are nice and straight after almost 20 years of washing and sudden thunder storms. Start the job by fully restoring your hubs and fellows, and assembling the wheel. Begin painting the wood by removing all dust with a good tack cloth. Use a go...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Clutch Drum Puller 5Z314 - Question

Usually the extreme tightness is caused by a burr that was thrown up during assembly. I've found that to be the case on about 1/3 of the transmissions I've worked on. Nearly all of the drums in this scenario get wrecked during pulling; it's smart to be sure you have a good one on hand as a replcemen...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 38
Views: 3552

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Lazy slug that I am, I'd just buy a Model A.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Actually, the ones Larry is speaking of are totally stock in that they are made exactly to original Ford specs, as I understand it. They don't have the extra 1/16". Therefore they would be perfect for my NOS hubs. Also they are made from 4130 steel, not 4140 as the added-length units are.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1748

Re: Hot Air Pipes

Only until about February.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot Air Pipes
Replies: 30
Views: 1748

Re: Hot Air Pipes

The only information I have, and it's because that is all that I have researched, is on the two styles that were used in 1912-1919. The earlier of the two types, the one with the pronounced double seam, began to be used about midway through the 1912 model year. That was briefly superseded by the "se...
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Hey, for me, that's practically yesterday.....
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-11 2-pc. dash clip sets now available
Replies: 6
Views: 781

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

On the way; thanks!
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire

Interesting! I will have to check mine. In my case I was heading through an intersection after the light change; suddenly felt like I'd run over a couple speed bumps. Then a bang that is probably still echoing around the buildings down there. I haven't tossed the tire yet; probably won't. No true T ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a 1915 top bow and one saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: WTB a 1915 top bow and one saddle

My brother Jon builds them from the Ford prints. He will sell you just the bow you need. He's in the middle of building inventory for Luray so he's probably got one on hand. I've given him your number, since you posted it.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Luray Swap Meet, October 6-8 - What are you bringing to sell?
Replies: 71
Views: 4937

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

I'll be bringing early coils and parts, new Heinze coilbox and coils, top straps and hardware, Larry Smith, rewound field coils, a couple new 1913-14 gas generators, correct nut and bolt sets, a lot of miscellaneous new and used parts including several never before available new items. My brother Jo...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils not working
Replies: 39
Views: 1360

Re: Coils not working

If the car ran fine before sitting for three years, 90% of the time the trouble is that the points have a little bit of oxidation on them. All you have to do is take a piece of 120-150 sandpaper about 1 inch wide x 3 inches long and fold it in half the long way so the grit is to the outside. Depress...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire

I have one on the way; thanks David! Thanks MTFCA!
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-11 2-pc. dash clip sets now available
Replies: 6
Views: 781

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

Set of 17 pieces; four outer clips and one center clip (goes behind the coilbox). Includes correct fasteners. Limited supply; 15 sets made and one has been sold. Inquire at rvmodeltATnetsyncDOTnet
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Loud shout out to Kim Dobbins for making these possible!!
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this look fine
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Does this look fine

Good catch, Brendan. The small end of the springs goes toward the center so the large end can hang down, touching the axle tube, and (hopefully) by the spiral action picking up the excess oil and moving it towards the center.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire

Yes; got it; thank you!!!
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 450

WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire

Need a good used (preferably at least 50% tread remaining) straight rib. After 44 years one of mine finally blew the clinch off the sidewall. Thanks!

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by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Email sent!
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Great; thanks Dan!
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

That's OK. I'm in the same situation myself. Thanks for checking!
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phenolic and the shopping challenged
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Phenolic and the shopping challenged

Steve, I have the contact blocks. Already made up from the Ford print. I'll send you one.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Thanks Dan!
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Thanks Steve!
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spoke paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: wood spoke paint?

FWIW, here's how I do wood wheels. Mine still look beautiful and are nice and straight after almost 20 years of washing and sudden thunder storms. Start the job by fully restoring your hubs and fellows, and assembling the wheel. Begin painting the wood by removing all dust with a good tack cloth. Us...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Still looking.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a split top bow socket?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: How to fix a split top bow socket?

I remember taking the sockets on my '14 to an aerospace-quality welder and he got nowhere with the thin metal; hence the mechanical repair. What I ended up doing back then was sending the whole works out to John Boorinakis who installed the original castings on new sheetmetal tubes. Or vice versa. T...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Might be, but I could buy the wheel, then, since I don't need the hub. the junk spokes could be cut and just the rim shipped. That should only cost most of one arm and one leg, not the entire limbs.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a split top bow socket?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: How to fix a split top bow socket?

If it were my car, I'd remove any original wood, then clean any loose rust out of the socket. Fill the socket with liquid rust converter, drain it back out immediately, leave the socket open end down after swabbing out the excess chemical with a rag wired to the end of a dowel or metal rod. Allow th...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

A complete wheel with bad spokes, with or without hub, would be OK, as long as the rim is good.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

WTB: 30 x 3-1/2 ND rim

Hi; looking for a mint or very nice non-demountable rim. Will be installed on a new wood wheel. Will buy outright or: also have a very nice 30 x 3 ND rim to trade if anyone would prefer that. Thanks!

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by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t
Replies: 36
Views: 1822

Re: Mag Voltage vs RPM - 1911 t

What is the magnet to field coil air gap?
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: '15-'16 Top Bow Dimensions

Mike, on the 1913 roadster, the amount the wood is driven into the sockets (Ford called it the "drive", logically enough) is 6" all the way around; front, upright, and rear. I believe the 1917 oval sockets would be the same. Hope this helps.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Inner tubes "MADE IN USA "

FWIW, that printing on your US tube is the same as on my five 30 x 3-1/2 Goodyear, also made in USA, tubes. I bought them from a Goodyear vendor at a swap meet in the late '80s. I had been having nothing but trouble from my Universal tubes; the GY vendor said his tubes would end it. They did and I'm...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speaking of cranking !
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Speaking of cranking !

Looks like he made the wife do the cranking. Hence the helmet and the missing RH headlamp...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New item: T-3066S
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: New item: T-3066S

OK; one set saved for Bill A.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New item: T-3066S
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: New item: T-3066S

Hi all; postage is $5.00 in the US so the total would be $32.50. Payment can be by Paypal or send a check to me at 3515 Rt. 62, Kennedy, NY 14747. These are going quickly; thanks MTFCA!
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Cotter pins

Add to the Fahnestock list, I meant.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Cotter pins

The only thing I would add is that the pin needs to be a snug fit in the hole to properly keep things together. I have found that a 7/64" pin works a lot better than the Ford-standard 3/32" in 95% of the places requiring it.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: Kingston 5 Ball for 1909

Well if that works half as good as it looks....