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by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Running pure antifreeze is NOT a good idea. Just google it.
But, like everyone says, "it's your car, do what you want with it".
by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Popcorn truck
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Popcorn truck

Tom, I could be wrong, but I thought I saw one advertised from Volo Auto Museum in Illinois a while back. They wanted a fortune for it.
by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

Forgot...at least the news gal is hot!! :lol: :oops: ;)
by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

Priceless eh? Do I smell "scam"???
by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 30
Views: 990

Re: Model T Forums Dead

Here's a thought...maybe most of "the subjects" have been covered. After all, these are little cars, not much in the way of mechanicals, everyone's already talked about oil, grease, trans. triple gears, mag rebuilds, rear end rebuilds, front end and steering rebuilds, at least a half dozen times in ...
by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?

Re Steve's comment, that's why in late '15, technically early '16, Ford went to the Magneto horn anyway.
by TWrenn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

I might as well be the first one here to play "Devils Advocate", and say WHY?

You shouldn't need one. Obviously it depends mostly on the condition of your radiator.
And of course if the inside of your engine with all the tiny little circulation holes are open.

But still....
by TWrenn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I have pics I cannot upload
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: Why do I have pics I cannot upload

Mark, with all due respect, I think you meant to say 35mm you would turn the camera. 120 format is square pics, except in the unusual case of a Mamiya RB 67, which stood for "6x7" mm, it had a revolving back to switch from portrait to landscape format.
by TWrenn
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More Fall Fun!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: More Fall Fun!

LOL Dan!! Nahh, I wish that were the reason. Seems the ones that are a bit smaller file size keep going horizontal. For the life of me I've tried to correct it. I even would rotate them in my computer file, figuring they would "correct themselves" upon posting. Nada, nein, no way. So I give up! I ke...
by TWrenn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More Fall Fun!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: More Fall Fun!

Thanks Dallas! It was a good time. Hope you have a good one too, sounds like it. Your "little" RPU will keep up!!
Enjoy the tour!
by TWrenn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More Fall Fun- Part Deux
Replies: 1
Views: 247

More Fall Fun- Part Deux

Well first, my fingers always hit the wrong buttons, in the pic of my Fordor, his name is STANLEY, not Stankey!! Ha ha. Oh well. I need to remember to post pics in reverse order so they then post in chronological order!! Oh well again! Hope you enjoy the pics and our tour as much as we did. BTW...th...
by TWrenn
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More Fall Fun!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

More Fall Fun!

Yuuuup! Our club guys were at it again today. Perfect weather, Art & Bill corroborated to do a tour today of the Marblehead, OH & Catawba Island area, adjacent to one another. Catawba Island really isn't an island, as it is connected to the mainland via a thin strip of highway land. Had our usual "C...
by TWrenn
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting new wood spoke wheels. Best method to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 431

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

IF you can still find it, Joe Bell taught me to use Kwik-Poly on the new wood. Man it turns it out nice and smooth, very little sanding needed, sets up fast, apply, sand, paint 'n go all in one afternoon. Simple. JMO
by TWrenn
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Model T with out Water

I would say about two to four minutes. Wouldn't go any longer. Others may know better.
by TWrenn
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post-rain ride
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Post-rain ride

Thanks Dallas! I'll pass that TT comment along to Mike. He'll get a kick out of it. I know it has a Ruckstell, and maybe the high speed ring gear, but I can't remember. Anyway, he can clip right along at 30 to maybe even 35 if he needs to. It's a cool truck.
by TWrenn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post-rain ride
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Post-rain ride

We finally got much needed rain yesterday and a little bit this morning. So off 5 of us went for another "Covid picnic tour". Perfect day. Finished up just as the heat and mugginess rolled in. Had our usual picnic, followed by about a 45 minute scenic drive to the village of Milan, got ice cream of ...
by TWrenn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

Those new brass rads sure look nice don't they Darin. Piece of advice/suggestion...the area of brass from the gas pipe downward, being the narrow flat front trim piece and even the horizontal flat section where it bolts onto the frame...I learned to mask that section from the rest, and spray them wi...
by TWrenn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Portable Ford BBQ grill
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Portable Ford BBQ grill

Well the one on Ebay is definitely identical to the one the guy showed me. Only you can read the words better than on the one I was shown. Looks to be in better shape overall.
Don't need one that bad though! They are pretty cool JTS.
by TWrenn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Portable Ford BBQ grill
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Portable Ford BBQ grill

So I was out on a nice afternoon tour today, stopped at a local village on a bit of business, this guy comes up to check out Clara. Also turns out he's a long-lost former classmate. He brings over this neat old rusty portable grill from Ford. Seems to say "Use Ford (the logo) charcoal briquettes." M...
by TWrenn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What can I say, another fun day!
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: What can I say, another fun day!

Thanks Dallas! Sorry you were working, but like you said, at least it was great weather for it. I'll keep 'em coming as long as we keep going!! LOL :lol:
by TWrenn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What can I say, another fun day!
Replies: 3
Views: 310

What can I say, another fun day!

One nice thing about drought, you can count on great touring. Today was an unusually nice day with only 75 degrees and NO mugginess for once. 4 of us did another "picnic tour", this time on the shores of Lake Erie at Huron Ohio's Lakefront Park. Right where I lived for 3 years in my tweens & early t...
by TWrenn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Sorry, but I wouldn't put EITHER on mine!
by TWrenn
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Towing Model T

I haven't had any experience with an open U-Haul, but I have had with a private open trailer. No problems, just load it so you have a good tongue weight, usually 10% of your load. Of course, strap it down good! I'm assuming you're talking about a U-haul that all "fours" are on the trailer? Because o...
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Bottom pic is definitely a line up of '13s, based on the spade mount for the Carriage lamps. Also answers any questions/doubts as to exactly how the horn should be: Black! with brass screen, and of course the bell mounted "down". Nice pic!
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Cotter pins

This might help.
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Dallas, you're having too much fun! :lol: Good to hear and see! Nice TT. Got a club friend with a "big green TT" also, just has
a different cab body.
by TWrenn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I love where I live!
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: I love where I live!

Nice post Dallas! You definitely live in "God's Country". I absolutely love anything steam power related.
Thanks for posting.
by TWrenn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: White Tire Availability

I will second what Scott just said. The first set of white ribbed I got last year, the 30x3's developed pretty serious splitting between the ribs. Don't see it when the tires are off the car, but definitely inflated. So thankfully Ashley Lang got them warranted out for me, albeit took a full year. I...
by TWrenn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

God in Heaven! What a shock. Never knew him personally, but always got a kick, and usually "some learnin" from his posts. Wow, can't believe it. And not to hijack his important remembrance here, but frankly I've found the last coupla years the highways out there in the T especially has become very r...
by TWrenn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun keeps on going!
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Fun keeps on going!

So two days ago it was another nice day, so three of us decided to get together. Met at my place, then drove to another friends-Russ's place-so one guy could see Russ's "stash". Had a great visit, then a short tour around the countryside afterward. Russ hadn't gotten out much due to an ongoing probl...
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 1712

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

Like RV said..$$$...last I knew it retailed for $6 a foot, so you can bet it would wholesale at $3 a foot in order for a vendor to make any profit. So even at that, who has $3K sitting around on speculation. Sure isn't me!! Nice thought though. Just another area of dwindling supplies and parts. Gonn...
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: Oh No !

I'm with ya Don. Imagine the stories that neat ol' tree could tell if it could only talk. Hard to believe a tree can get that large around the circumference. And it's a grand ol' truck next to it too! It could tell some stories too!! :lol: Nice pics Dallas. Great looking area. Nothin' like country l...
by TWrenn
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timer
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Timer

Ray and Gene, you both live in beautiful areas. Been since '99 when I was out there, sure do miss it. Loved having lunch on the beach at Newport. And just strolling along the beach at Huntington Beach. Too bad the C.O.L. is just so darned high, or I'd be out there in a New York minute!!
by TWrenn
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: Oh No !

Great optical illusion Dallas!! Ya almost got me!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Shell ?
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Muffler Shell ?

If I recall correctly...Lord only knows...I think the diameter of the two is slightly different.
by TWrenn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Duey...you were close! It's spelled "aus". Sehr gut!!
by TWrenn
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Susanne... du bist ein kluges Mädchen!
by TWrenn
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1915 Town Car
Replies: 24
Views: 4608

Re: 1915 Town Car

Per Larry's declaration...one thing that stands out is the "hole" in the top of the firewall for the radiator support rod. '15s did not have that, having had a very correct '15 Touring a while back, I can attest it did not. Still this is a nice looking car anyway!
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question about brass
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: A question about brass

Looks good Toon. I am surprised it holds up so well on the hot radiator though.
And Russ Herner told me to tell you a "hearty hello", and greetings to "Wim"...think
I got it right?
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The “almost” tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: The “almost” tour

Looks like fun Rob! All great looking cars. Man that K sure has a looooong hood!!
Thanks for sharing.
by TWrenn
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question about brass
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: A question about brass

Like oil and timers...opinions will naturally vary. The short of it is, yes it will get harder to polish. It's nature trying to change the brass. It helps to keep the brass covered, not a cure-all, but it does help slow down the oxidation a bit. I polish mine monthly, but then I'm a brass snob. I li...
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did it again!
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Did it again!

Okay Dallas! You asked, you shall receive! Yesterday I introduced two more club people to this quaint little ice cream shop plus a couple of good, fairly steep hills to try. It was fun. As always, a great day with good ice cream. This time I tried the chocolate S'mores with Butter Pecan. Yummy. Did ...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Battery charger

I can't attest to what the longevity will be, but I really like this little guy. It's hard to find a 6/12 Volt charger that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. $19.95 at Menards for this one. Cuts itself down to trickle charge too, so if you forget it for a day it won't fry the battery.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did it again!
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Did it again!

Yet another "guy tour" with our "regular gang" that is. This time five of us got together, toured 23 or so miles to Fremont to meet up with one other club guy after which we travelled about as many miles south to stop in and have a picnic lunch visit Pandemic style with Joe Bell. We spent a little t...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Axle and Halladay Bumper
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Front Axle and Halladay Bumper

I'd like to know how they connected the drag link to the connector ball! :lol:
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running

As I always say, I'm no expert, but heres the #1 plug from my 25/26 Fordor after a good 500 miles since last check and cleaning. Earlier I was running it a bit richer, so leaned it down some and this is how it looks. #2 plug was even cleaner.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB- New or used TW Timer
Replies: 1
Views: 324

WTB- New or used TW Timer

Looking to buy a TW timer with the rotor that takes the RECTANGULAR brush. Brush need not be included, I have a couple. Maybe someone out there had one before converting to an I or E timer?
PM or phone/text me at 419-271-5405. Thanks.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911,12,13,14
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: 1911,12,13,14

Ur right on Rich!! I finally saw one pic of the earlier version where the lip had that slight outward flare. Rare as hens teeth it seems to find. Just as the correct front fender irons are. I bet the majority of '13s have the later version due to all the "bang ups" these poor cars went through, and ...
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Carmine Red

You're welcome Bill. That's a good idea, I'd call the museum and ask them. I'm sure they could help. All I can remember is from the PPG people was a girl named "Samantha", it was a long time ago. Wish I could help more. To me, if you're gonna be painting, you wanna get it right!! 'Nuff said, every t...
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911,12,13,14
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: 1911,12,13,14

Couldn't put it any better than what Rich just said. Thanks. So cool. That '11 is drop dead gorgeous. Look at 'er shine! For the moment anyway. Bet it didn't stay that way long. :(
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Now what?

And he's got those new-fangled high-water tire chains on it too! Nice pic Tom! Thanks
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hill Climb Car
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Hill Climb Car

Nice car. '11 I would guess? Definitely a "no frills" base model!!
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Delivery
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Delivery

Love 'em. Especially the bottom one. Thanks Tom
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Carmine Red

Well, at the risk of stirring up controversy and being the devils advocate, if the red spilled on the can is true, I'm not so sure that is "the Carmine Red" that Ford actually used. In the pic of my former '12 RPU, I sent a copy of it to a tech at PPG, and she quickly responded, "Oh, that's Carmine ...
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T's and parts at auction NW PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1120

Re: T's and parts at auction NW PA

Not entirely sure, but some kind of clamp. Probly something I wouldn't wanna have 'cause it looks like it means "work"!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?

Hal, I don't know the girls, but the one on the right is a girl after my own heart! That's one huge ice cream! As big as her, that's the size I always get in soft-serve. Cant afford such a huge one in homemade hand-dipped. The one I got was just right. Almost.😉
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?

Upps...yeh I realized that after it was too late. My bad!
Folks, Champ is Jim's 7 y.o. Golden Retriever, who loves riding in the T. Now trust me, this crazy dog actually LOOKS BOTH WAYS at stop intersections as good or better as any driver can!! Totally crazy and amusing!
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Plugs pulled after a min of running
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: 13T - Plugs pilled after a min of running

FWIW I've seen worse, but as both above said, looks a bit rich, once you've run it say a good 20 miles at typical highway speed then look at it. Adjust ur carb so that when you lean it down til it starts running "funky" at a slightly fast idle then turn to rich just a wee bit and go drive the crap o...
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Did somebody say Ice Cream?!?

:lol: Yep! Such a nice day, so I managed to round up 2 other "ice cream-holics" and had a nice afternoon ride to a little mom & pop place at a nearby village. 2 others wanted to go, but couldn't fit it in. Next time fellas!
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924 Runabout **SOLD**
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: 1924 Runabout **SOLD**

Congrats! Told ya!
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Riot Control
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: T Riot Control

Oh man, in this P/C world is this looking for trouble!
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Waaahoo, got my TT title and plate today..... (now with a pict)
Replies: 13
Views: 821

Re: Waaahoo, got my TT title and plate today..... (now with a pict)

We're kinda lucky here in Ohio, 'bout the only thing they "do right" here is it is pretty straightforwardly simple to get a title even with "just" a B.O.S.! Wonder how long that'll last. But I've heard more than once, that getting almost ANY vintage title in IN is like pulling teeth without novocain...
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924 Runabout **SOLD**
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: 1924 Runabout

Curiosity got the better of me! Looked it up in the Encyclopedia like I should've first...the windshield bracket is that style for '24. It just "hit me weird" is all. Learn something new every day!! Like I said, this nice car should go fast.
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1924 Runabout **SOLD**
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: 1924 Runabout

Nice looking little car, oughta go quick cause it's a decent asking price. The roll-up rear window is an excellent idea, despite really only being an "early" feature. Not that it matters, but isn't that a '26 windshield? The brackets look like it. Not a big deal, only asking for edification purposes...
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1 cylinder model t motor
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: 1 cylinder model t motor

Cute little motor!!
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

Well I don't wanna sound too negative or skeptical, but trying to acquire a "fake title" from "anyone" in the states is probably leaning on the slightly illegal side over this side of the pond, so I doubt you'll get much luck there. I would approach it on your end with a bill of sale at the very lea...
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Eckler's???
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Eckler's???

Oily Bill: this is a bit off topic, but I read with interest about your phone plan being "bumped up"..."more money"...my suggestion would be.... try Straight Talk cellular. I get unlimited EVERYTHING for only $45/month. I use my smartphone more for a computer than a phone nowadays, and trust me, I e...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!
Replies: 20
Views: 2595

Re: 5 Millionth Model T Now at Model T Museum!

Purdy neat! This Tim Mathews guy...I believe there is/was a Tim Mathews associated with Mathews Ford/Lincoln right here in Sandusky, Ohio. Spelled the same way. Wonder if its him?
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Radiators
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: WTB Radiators

Unless your water, coolant, and stop-loss were FREE you coulda bought new radiators long ago and ended all the misery! A gallon every 100 miles on the 14? I'd go thru a gallon a day almost!! Treat urself and your cars to new rads!! Good luck friend, going anywhere with much stopping to add water mus...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sold 1913 Model T Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Re: 1913 Model T Roadster

Theoretically it is a '14 engine, as the engine numbers for '13 ended Aug. 31, 1913. May have been repowered at some time.
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Touring For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Re: 1914 Touring For Sale

As the model year dates ended in Aug 1913, then the engine is a '14. It's possible the chassis was the so-called "carryover" or leftover if you will, as Henry used up everything. My Fordor is the same way. '25 chassis, 26 body. Wonder how good the radiator is if it is the original, which it looks to...
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great country tour
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Great country tour

Thanks Rich. Yes it is great to have these places. We intend to have a club tour there come fall with spouses when it cools off a bit. And it's great having guys able to "get up and go" at a moment's notice. We even made the usual ice cream stop on the way home, but get this, it was CLOSED!! What ic...
by TWrenn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great country tour
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Great country tour

Art & myself love impromptu tours. Today he said "let's go to Peru" (Ohio that is!) So off he, myself and Jim went, after we met at the township hall near my house. Great day, great touring all over the middle of nowhere, and a neat stop at a new coffee shop/antique shop in this tiny little place ou...
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 5194

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Hank, thanks for all you are doing! These kids need this. It's a shame how schools are definitely dropping the ball. Dick, it's a shame how the schools turn this stuff down. This is just a small part of the "destabilization" of America, as just what communism wants. It's happening right before our e...
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sold 1913 Model T Roadster
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Re: 1913 Model T Roadster

Rick, my guess is Colorado. But my geography sucks!! LOL
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a T
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: Buying a T

Only thing I'd like to caution is, for the "under $10K mark", it may run decently, for the time being, but more than likely it will need an engine overhaul. Just saying. Good luck with your search, after all, that's half the fun!!
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike and Classtique
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Mike and Classtique

Ditto to what Jim Lyons just posted. Same with my '13. He even has the correct pattern for the "little flaps" for the '13 top boot. Cost a bit extra to have them, but of course worth it. I don't think other vendors have this correct part. Another thing Mike did, per request, and I always advise, was...
by TWrenn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trailer design
Replies: 32
Views: 2449

Re: trailer design

I've towed my Ts in both 16 & now currently a 20 foot tandem trailer. No problems with either. Always used at least a friction anti-sway bar on both. I feel those are a must. I also have, but seldom use, a load-equalizing hitch with my '20 foot trailer. Frankly with the extra trailer length, I can p...
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

See, I can't even figure out how to pull out a part of a paragraph and put it in quotes!! Ba ha ha. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

I figure driving style counts there too. The most common advice on braking is to use the pedal as little as possible, slowing down mostly by engine braking and using the pedal only at slow speed for the final stop, and intermittently to keep the drum oiled. I agree with Steve. I let 'er coast a lot...
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

This week I changed the oil from both my Ts. The screen was lint free on both. Had about 650 miles on both. Surprisingly even the oil wasn't black. Point being, I don't know what all the fuss is about. Maybe my bands are adjusted well, I don't abuse the pedals, don't let anything slip, so there's no...
by TWrenn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1898

Re: They hung up on me!!

I "hung up" on THEM...I got rid of the stupid landline long ago!
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Car Festival 2020 Is Canceled
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Old Car Festival 2020 Is Canceled

Comes as no surprise. Smart move.
Steve, I wouldn't count on 2021 either.
by TWrenn
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2480

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

John, you're probly right about the LaFrance's. This one was really nice, sounded sweet.
Tim...I can't remember seeing that beautiful visible pump last time I was there...but then, it was a few years ago.
Sweet!
The "other Tim" :lol:
by TWrenn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 2480

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

The village of Woodville, Ohio canceled their 4th of July parade. Our member Bill Rowles who lives there, helped arrange for a "substitute antique car tour" through town instead. Our club had 5 Model Ts and Maumee Valley Ts had 2 Ts & a model A. The village fire department lead the tour with their 1...
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - KW Coil Box Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: 13T - KW Coil Box Switch

Is that far right contact "spring" kinda small compared to the others? Or is it just an optical illusion in the picture?
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Laundaulet and Town Car
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: Laundaulet and Town Car

THEY knew how to REALLY put on an auto show, didn't they? :lol: :D
by TWrenn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Model T Tractor - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: Model T Tractor

Do I hear "Green Acres is the place to be" playing in the background?
by TWrenn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: Question re front spring perches

Wonder if smearing some NeverSeez on the perch shafts would prevent, or at least slow down the "rusting in" process? I
would think it would.
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo Early RPU
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: Old Photo Early RPU

Very early '14? I thought the bills on the front fender came after the last half of '14s?? Just wondering.
by TWrenn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - 6v VR
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: 13T - 6v VR

Sent you an email Darin, in case you see this before your emails!! :D
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: I'm done with white tires

Who's making White Tires today? Right now, technically no one. Last I heard, it will be a long shot if Vietnam begins making them again. Haven't heard of anyone else making them. If there is, chime in and enlighten us! I've been waiting for a warranty exchange for over a year now, no luck at all. I...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gorgeous evening tour
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Gorgeous evening tour

Hey thanks y'all! It was a great evening. Seems the humidity was also just right, I swear these cars run better when it's humid! Must be burning the hydrogen eh? LOL Today I'm working up a "lunch tour" with "the local gang" of our club (many live way out of town) for tomorrow, there's a great little...
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gorgeous evening tour
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Gorgeous evening tour

Well crap! I hit the wrong button!! Duuh.
Try the pics now!!
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gorgeous evening tour
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Gorgeous evening tour

Just too nice tonite to sit home. Too warm & muggy for the wife. Not for me. :D Told her gonna take Clara for a drive. (My '13, not another woman!) So I ended up down at the newly reworked combination city pier/dock/greenspace, complete with an ice cream wagon. Of course I just HAD to treat myself. ...
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.
Replies: 27
Views: 1959

Re: The 15,000 000 gallons of oil.

To take the TIME, let alone "catch" all the oil and coolant being drained, then transporting it back to wherever into the factory, didn't really make much economic sense to me. Had to be one helluva gathering of workers to do all that work as those cars were rolling out the factory at like nobody's ...
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Thanks

Just taking after, and learning from you Joe, always glad to lend a hand when I can.
Ralph's a great guy, really enjoyed talking with him.
And you're more than welcome Ralph, thanks for the kind remarks. Glad to help.
Safe driving!!
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Trip around Michigan
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: T Trip around Michigan

Hey Seamus!! Good to see you and your friend had such a great trip. I love the U.P. of Michigan and the bridge. Such a beautiful place. Taking the T over it is on my bucket list...who knows when! I'm assuming you're either on vacation, or the Museum is down for the virus?? Either way, great to see y...