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by R.V.Anderson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Starting trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: 13T - Starting trouble

First, make sure your sediment bulb valve is in the ON position (handle pointing straight down or straight up). Next, open your carb drain valve. You should get a good flow of gas that lasts longer than it would take to empty the carb bowl. If not, you have a fuel flow issue that could be caused by ...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Gas Headlights Piping
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Model T Gas Headlights Piping

Copper (or its alloys such as brass) and acetylene do form explosive acetylides, but in a properly functioning gas headlamp system they are carried off and burned in the lamps as soon as they form.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1053

Re: Barn Find

Not a barn find. Looks more like a granary find. :D

Congrats and thanks for posting all those cool photos.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T timers - July 1908
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Model T timers - July 1908

I wonder if "T" was some kind of a typo. It seems odd that model "S" wouldn't be included. Maybe since the "T" had been announced and was eagerly anticipated it was on the ad writer's mind.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring Wood Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Touring Wood Replacement

Start with the bottom. First, align the chassis frame and make any necessary repairs to be 100% certain it's square. Then bolt the body to frame brackets along with the firewall in place, square everything up, and then line the sills up on them. Use C clamps to hold the sills to the brackets while y...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 801

Re: Hershey news

Let's move it to Sweden.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Forgot to add: A couple guys responded and now we need only one more order!
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Well Mack, the problem is that the mold is silicone, and is only good for about 40 pours before they deteriorate from the heat and the effects of the rubber chemicals, and then you run into quality issues. $425 is crazy money for a mat as it is, and even that was only achievable by using a low-produ...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Only need ONE more now! :D
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

OK; we have one firm order. As soon as we get 2 or 3 more we will proceed and then that will be it.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

OK; we have one firm order. As soon as we get 2 or 3 more we will proceed and then that will be it.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Early Roadster Top Irons

Adding to what Mark said, surviving top socket sets today are often a mix of genuine Ford and Western Auto or the like. That was the case on my '14. One side was Ford and the other was not. When John Boorinakis re-tubed them for me he made both sides Ford by swapping the non-Ford castings for factor...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Early Roadster Top Irons

Dan, I'm not 100% positive about sockets #2,3, & 4, but the '13-'14 front (#1) socket on the touring is 26" long. On the '15 it is 23" long. This is information directly off the Ford prints.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Roadster Top Irons
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Early Roadster Top Irons

No. The '13 & '14's front socket is 20" long. The '15 is shorter due to the different windshield. About 3" shorter I think.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early hubcap wrench
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Early hubcap wrench

Sometimes inaccurate information contributes to artificially high prices. A few years ago there was some "buzz" on the Forum about the T-1903 pliers. Some folks were maintaining that the "early" pliers had no screwdriver tip on one handle. Soon after that, a so-called "early" pair (as described by t...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4272

New 1910 J-B box with original rebuilt coils

Built this for a lonely '10 in Michigan.
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by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-17 coil vibrator
Replies: 0
Views: 243

1913-17 coil vibrator

Sets of new vibrators with contacts, correct for early Ford/KW coils before 1918 but will fit up to 1924 when separate vibrator bases were no longer used. All have some spots of surface rust but that will not affect performance. A new headless grub screw and a pair of the special small head mounting...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 23, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer: FOUND

It has already been noted in the original "Stolen" thread, but I think it's worth a separate listing: "...too many of you know these cases of a stolen trailer and car do not generally end well. Thankfully in this case the trailer and car were found. :D :D :D The Hansen family wants to thank you for ...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Bumping twice...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Thanks Russ; very glad you are pleased!
--Bumping twice
by R.V.Anderson
Sun May 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 millionth radiator question.
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: 15 millionth radiator question.

Brent, is this really your 15 millionth radiator question? I must have missed your first 14,999,999 questions. Guess I had better pay more attention from now on.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat May 16, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted valve stems
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Wanted valve stems

i believe the shortest are Schrader #888.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Bumping once
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Bumping once
by R.V.Anderson
Fri May 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

They do that up here too, Dan. My own enclosed trailer would make an ideal meth lab, but it is covered completely with pretty wild graphics which stand out from a long way away. Thanks for all the great suggestions. Unfortunately I don't have the owner's contact info, just the police department's. P...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 8
Views: 463

1911 torpedo floor mats

For those few folks who didn't get one the first time around but may still want one: the mat manufacturer has just told me that we can get a total of 3 or 4 more good mats at the most from our mold. If additional pours beyond that number are attempted there will be quality issues. So here is the abs...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 14, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 torpedo floor mats
Replies: 4
Views: 527

1911 torpedo floor mats

For those few folks who didn't get one the first time around but may still want one: the mat manufacturer has just told me that we can get a total of 3 or 4 more good mats at the most from our mold. If additional pours beyond that number are attempted there will be quality issues. So here is the abs...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu May 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 1934

Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

The widow of the Chandler Club's former president has had her car trailer with her 1927 right-hand drive Chandler Touring stolen. If you see or hear anything please try and help this family! "Last night our enclosed Haulmark trailer and my 1927 Chandler Touring car was stolen. This happened 5/10/202...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue May 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Fit Question 14T
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Hood Fit Question 14T

I had the same issue when I restored my '14. It turned out that there was an alignment problem with the springs, the hooks, and the holes in the repop hood boards and in the frame. As I recall, two of the hooks, though difficult to lift and turn, were usable and two were not. I don't remember exactl...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tack Strip?
Replies: 23
Views: 1088

Re: Tack Strip?

Allan has a very valid point. I have heard, reliably, that the main issue with the plastic is that it softens just a little when it gets warm in the sun, enough so that some of the support for the panels is gone, allowing distortion, with resulting paint damage. YMMV.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed May 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Touring Seat Back Spring Mounting
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Touring Seat Back Spring Mounting

You're right; it will. Just ask my poor '23 roadster. I had only enthusiasm when I restored it 34 years ago; zero knowledge. It has been a very reliable runner but a couple finish-type things still make me wince when I look at it. Anyway, FWIW, here is a photo of the untouched rear tub of a 1920 tou...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I dodged a bullet.
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: I dodged a bullet.

Good news indeed that no one was injured, and no significant damage to the T!! I have learned some things abut cotter pins to which I had never given a thought previously. Probably the most significant is that cotter pins, no matter how they are installed and locked, will not prevent the loosening a...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Check Straps
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Door Check Straps

Dale, that's interesting. Personally I have never seen door strap footman loops on a black era open car but they are pretty much universally used on closed cars. My '14 touring doesn't use footman loops but does use the fancy cupped finishing washers to hold the straps.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 1925

Re: We lost another one

Sad news indeed. Deepest condolences to the Kohnke family. We have indeed lost a good one.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rattle in hogshead
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Rattle in hogshead

Take heart; this is a very common occurrence with first startups of newly rebuilt engines. Very frequently the bit of wire (which almost always comes from a bit of excess (!) safety wire or a broken cotter pin) ends up at the mag post, shorting it out. Less frequently, but more unluckily, it ends up...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Gas headlamp mirror needed

Bumping twice.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Gas headlamp mirror needed

Bumping once.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replating a R.V. Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Replating a R.V. Mirror

R.V. sez try these guys: http://historicinteriors.com/mirror-resilvering/

I used to use "A Moment In Time" in Wellington, KS, but they have apparently gone out of business.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas headlamp mirror needed
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Gas headlamp mirror needed

Looking for one marked "Matisse." Need not be perfect but should be very nice. These usually came on Victor Model 2s, which is what I need it for. I have others to trade if you like.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N.Z. Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: N.Z. Model T

Interesting. This car has the curved and billed front fenders that I found the drawing for, dated in 1912 and marked "never used." Maybe it should have said "never used in the US".
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: Engine miss

Runs very nice! Thanks for posting that video. Glad you got things sorted out.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914

Mario, if you are still looking for one of these, as I posted I have quite a few cores on hand and would be happy to rebuild one for you. I have done many thousands of field coils in nearly 30 years on the job. Send me a PM for particulars. rvmodelt@netsync.net
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: FOUND Magneto 1909-1914

These early ones (not the early-est) aren't super plentiful but aren't all that rare. Most restorers replace them with the later single stack type when they rebuild their engines. The early ones go up on the shelf and eventually get sold. I have at least a dozen of them including at least two of the...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Special speedometer kits.
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Ford Special speedometer kits.

Russ Furstnow usually has one or two complete Ford Special setups on hand, all restored and ready to install.

1stnow@msn.com
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood for roadster body.
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: Wood for roadster body.

I used beech in my '14 touring. It's a mite heavy but it's rot-resistant, very dense, holds nails and screws beautifully, easily worked, plentiful around here, and as such, relatively inexpensive.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

Except the Canadian engines.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where were Model T engines made?
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: Where were Model T engines made?

I believe all engines were cast at the three different Ford plants in Detroit (P, HP, R), and were then sent to the branches for assembly.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolts for Attaching Carbide Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Bolts for Attaching Carbide Tank

I had that happen on my tank, but in my case it was only 1 of the bolts that wouldn't go in. A few strokes with a file on each of the 4 sides of the bolt shoulder soon made it see things my way.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: Engine miss

A slight carbon track in a wood (or any) coil box will often be just enough to stop the plug sparking under compression but not in the open air. BTDT!
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Product On The Market!
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: New Product On The Market!

FWIW, the one piece "ring" insulator that dropped over all 16 poles was first used in 1925. Before that they were all the individual style.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

OK; may be a stupid question, but did you remove the front timing cover?
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

Re: Engine miss

This sounds ridiculous, but if the engine's been sitting awhile you may have a mouse nest in the rear side of the intake manifold. You wouldn't be the first that that's happened to. I have no experience with the original two piece timer, but I have heard of problems with them. I have also heard that...
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS MODEL T COIL BOX 1915 with Original One Piece Top
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: MODEL T COIL BOX 1915 with Original One Piece Top

Typo: NO reinforcing bead, not "now". Sorry.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS MODEL T COIL BOX 1915 with Original One Piece Top
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: MODEL T COIL BOX 1915 with Original One Piece Top

FWIW, this is an early '15 box, with now reinforcing bead along the bottom edge of the lid.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1917 Top question
Replies: 28
Views: 1202

Re: 1917 Top question

Originally the wood was put in there to add strength and support to the section of top sockets' tubing between the castings at the bottom and the end of the wood bows at the top end. The wood usually rotted, and the wet wood swelled, causing rust and opening the folded seams of the steel tubing. I k...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread size question
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Thread size question

The threads in the hogshead in my '14 weren't exactly stripped but were worn oversize to the point that they wouldn't hold the screws tightly enough to suit me, so what I did was to make a set of 12-32 screws with heads the size of 10-32s. I then drilled out the holes in the post flange and tapped t...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Brass Headlamps
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Early Brass Headlamps

Most E & J lamps used this large C-shaped ring to hold the mirror. The pins fit into diagonal slots in the lamp body so that rotating the ring back and forth moves the ring in and out. Once the adjustment is satisfactory, the brass machine screw is tightened to hold the adjustment. This piece was us...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different way to do rust repair.
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: A different way to do rust repair.

My '23 roadster had aluminum screen door panels cut and pop riveted to the steel. That marriage didn't work out too well.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator plates
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Radiator plates

They were used up into very early 1914, when the radiator upper tank's inside panel was embossed with a pad for the serial number and the plate was dropped. The number apparently was for the radiator only and had no relation to either the car or the engine number.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

A lot of places now carry ethanol-free "recreation" gasoline. Out here it runs about 90-91 octane, which is way more than a T needs, but it certainly does the trick as far as helping my '14 stay trouble free. I am running a totally original 4-ball Kingston on it, original down to the original cork f...
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New late 1913-1914 style Heinze points now available
Replies: 1
Views: 288

New late 1913-1914 style Heinze points now available

These were going to be unveiled at Chickasha, but...

Now these coils can come off the shelf and be put back into service. They are good units.
1914 Heinze coils w new pts 001.JPG
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

If the wheels are not yet on the axles, it works great to set the punkin on an old skateboard and slide 'er up and under with one hand while you hold the u-joint with the other, using the Ford or other tool.
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Radiator plates
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Radiator plates

Still have some of these on hand. $55 stamped with your number; $40 blank. Both postpaid.
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The orange-y appearance is from the protective film.
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Peddlers box #3
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Peddlers box #3

That's looking great! You have done a beautiful job with it. Thanks for posting.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Spring Fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 876

Re: Seat Spring Fit?

Here's a closeup of one of the spring clips shown in Mark's photos, though his are in much better condition:
1919-20 touring rear seat spring top edge 007.JPG
If they don't come with/on the new spring it wouldn't be too hard to fabricate the dozen or so needed.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Coil ring sealant

As has been pointed out, this is NOT the place to do a lick-and-a-promise type job. Even on an original coil in seemingly good condition, the cotton wrapping is brittle and likely to begin to flake oil-line-clogging pieces once it's returned to service. If this coil was a recent rewind, I'd be happy...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful dusting off your car.
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: Be careful dusting off your car.

Whacking magnets was fine when all was new, or almost new, but 100 years later we have to do things differently. First, the brittle century-old aluminum doesn't squash well; it breaks, as Terry has shown. Second, you're taking some of the charge back out of the magnets that you just spent a lot of t...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

I would definitely bead or sand blast the rims to a "full white" condition, smooth any sharp edges, and then use an epoxy primer before applying a good equipment enamel. Since it's the inside of the rim you can brush it on. However, if the rims have knife-edge clinches, I wouldn't use them, unless y...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear straps, touring
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: rear straps, touring

The drawing that Dan posted shows 20-1/2" from the centerline of the top to the center of the footman loop. That is confirmed by the factory drawing of the top. No exact measurement is given, but the factory drawing clearly shows the loop approximately centered top to bottom on the inside surface of...
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: rear straps, touring
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: rear straps, touring

Dan and David's information is spot on. The strap on a '20 are made of woven cotton, front and rear, dyed black, and all hardware used on them is also a gloss black.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Topless /UU\
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Going Topless /UU\

Looks like Dan and I were typing at the same time.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Topless /UU\
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Going Topless /UU\

This photos has been identified many years ago as showing the Model T prototype outside the Piquette plant after Henry Ford and a couple others took the car to northern Wisconsin, purportedly on a hunting trip but doubtless also to see how the car performed and identify any bugs that needed to be wo...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back Seat wood and panel
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Back Seat wood and panel

Nothing is more expensive than a cheap fix.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Dipping Bands

Super Glue, Mike.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

CORRECTION: I meant to type "K-W", NOT J-B. J-Bs were totally different. I apologize. :oops: :oops: :oops:
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

Heinze, Kingston, and J-B all used the same springs. They differed only in the method of attachment to the wood panel. That's why I had a run of 1000 made; they sold out, and I am now about 1/3 of the way through the second run.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Well that came out just ducky!
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact info for John Williams in IA
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Contact info for John Williams in IA

Yes; got it; thanks to all!!
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

The bridges on those coils date from before early 1916, so there's a very strong likelihood they have never been changed. They will interchange with the later ones, though their construction is a bit different in that they use separate rivets to attach the contact spring rather than the metal of the...
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Back Seat wood and panel
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Back Seat wood and panel

Definitely fixable, and certainly it must be fixed before any upholstering is done. I don't know why that large round head slotted wood screw is there. It's hard to tell from the photos if you have a belt rail or the steam-bent tack strip; if I had to say I'd guess it's the belt rail. The tack strip...
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact info for John Williams in IA
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Contact info for John Williams in IA

That's very good of you, Dave; I appreciate it. Thanks also to Kevin.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: Model T Mechanics- 6 Foot Rule?

Open car with the top lowered or removed.
by R.V.Anderson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bear Front End Alignment Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Bear Front End Alignment Tool

I have the Bear manual. Which number fixture do you have? Number 10, 15, 40, etc? The entire manual is a lot to scan but I can scan the specific pages you need.
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by R.V.Anderson
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contact info for John Williams in IA
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Contact info for John Williams in IA

Anyone have his info? I was to bring him a set of Heinze coils to Chickasha. They are ready and I need to get them to him. Thanks!
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Top
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: 1915 Top

The ends of the bows should be shaped to the same taper as the insides of the sockets. The resulting tapered fit is intended to do all the holding, like a glass stopper in a bottle. The single heavy tack that is used is supposed to only supply a measure of safety. The 'drive,' as Ford called it, is ...
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2734

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

Clarification: The coilboxes shown in my post were for interest only, not advertising for sale. They were pre-sales to be taken to Chickasha for pickup there. I apologize for any misunderstanding.
by R.V.Anderson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 2734

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

I hear you. These would have been at Chickasha. L to R: 1905 Splitdorf, 1905 National, 1904 Splitdorf, 1912 Heinze.
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Temporary closing
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Temporary closing

"...maintenance, streamlining, and re-organizing." Didn't say anything about CLEANING! :P
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Temporary closing
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Temporary closing

Just a heads-up that we will be closing down our shop for several weeks immediately after Chickasha for some very badly needed and very much overdue maintenance, streamlining, and re-organizing. We will finish up and ship any order that has been placed with us up to now (that we are able to do--i.e....
by R.V.Anderson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOTICE:CHICKASHA PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: NOTICE:CHICKASHA PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Thanks for trying, anyway. The thought is much appreciated. See you out there, if the social media hoaxers don't succeed in total disruption of the country and the "New Black Death" needlessly keeps everyone at home. :roll: :roll: :roll:
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter Project: Late 1912/13 Heinze Coil Box & Coil Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Winter Project: Late 1912/13 Heinze Coil Box & Coil Rebuild

Nice job, Darren. Actually, FWIW, your coils are strictly late '12. By the end of the '12 model year, Heinze had changed to a one piece armature, which carried over into very early '14 before Heinze completely changed the size, style, and contact locations of their coils to fit the standard metal co...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

Ron, I wasn't being cryptic nor critical of anyone or anything. I have heard many folks referring to the blue-black on the coil tops as an "anodized" finish, a process used most commonly on aluminum. What I have always figured they meant by calling it anodizing was any process that produced a color ...
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

None of the above. The clean, new brass was coated with clear ("white") shellac or clear lacquer that didn't protect the exposed metal very long. Definitely not polished. Nor were they painted; some coil tops were given a gun-blue-like chemical treatment (some folks call it 'anodized' but it wasn't ...
by R.V.Anderson
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3880

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Jim, I didn't make them but I did rebuild them.
by R.V.Anderson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3880

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Coming from southwestern NY State. 1,244 miles.
by R.V.Anderson
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone from the Detroit area heading to Chickasha?
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Anyone from the Detroit area heading to Chickasha?

My brother needs to have some new wood parts brought back from Chickasha to the Detroit area. Please email me at rvmodelt@netsync.net and I will pass the info on to him. Thanks!
by R.V.Anderson
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: RIP

As if I needed it, I now have one more reason not to ever sell my '14. It's loaded with good, correct parts I bought or swapped for with friends. Every time I drive or even just look at the car, it's like a family reunion. Ed sold me the muffler that's on the car now. Deepest condolences to Beulah a...