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by TWrenn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Buying a T
Replies: 10
Views: 588

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: 474

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: 27
Views: 736

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: 25
Views: 994

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: 25
Views: 994

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: 25
Views: 994

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: 1172

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: 600

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 218

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: 755

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: 1033

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: 980

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: 571

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: 405

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: 1050

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: 352

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: 352

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: 352

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: 1269

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: 331

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: 628

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...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: Pay pal users beware

Good news Bob! Sounds like they contacted their Bonding Agent. Terry, you might not have seen my post above regarding authentication for log-ins. I've done this with P.P. ever since I started with them. Just makes sense. Same with all my online stuff. That's the great part of a cell phone, unless th...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: Pay pal users beware

I don't know why PP couldn't require a second level of verification for transactions over, say, $500. Not sure if this is what R.V. exactly means, but in my case, when I sign into P.P. I also have to request a "3rd. layer" for I.D., that is, they send me a code via my cell phone in order to sign in...
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocky Mt. Brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Rocky Mt. Brakes

Ralph...sending you a PM.
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

Re: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

And I meant COIL box!! Dang I hate auto-correct!
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

Re: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

Yeh too bad for those "Buick wannabe" portholes in the hood! Rear end is original. From my phone I can't get a good look. Be nice if the original could box and switch are there. Should be a Heinz. Brass windshield support rods look to be painted black or it's the worst case of tarnish I've ever seen...
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: Pay pal users beware

I guess subconsciously that's why as soon as money is in my P.P. account I immediately transfer it to my bank. Maybe I'm just lucky. But now I will CONSCIOUSLY get it transferred toot-sweet so maybe I will beat the thieves to the punch. But then also, I dont sell that much anyway. I do buy quite a b...
by TWrenn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gotta learn to park!
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Gotta learn to park!

I guess I need to learn to park the Fordor eh? :lol: :oops:
Or put a stopper-block where I often leave the car in the drive?? :roll:
by TWrenn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: wobbly rear wheel

With all this talk of a possibly loose felloe on the rim due to one or more broken rivets... there's not many as it is, I would think he would be able to actually move the fellow a bit on the rim to indicate that. Also, there surely would be some broken paint between the felloe and rim. At any rate,...
by TWrenn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too nice NOT to drive
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Too nice NOT to drive

Yep Jimbo, you're right. Love that area. I'll try to remember the ice cream for ya! And yeh that was a great tour. We'll be doing one again soon. Sorry "other Tim"..no wait..that's me!...anyway Dropacent Tim, sorry I didn't see ya! Focusing on the road I guess.
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too nice NOT to drive
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Too nice NOT to drive

YAY!! LOL. 😂
by TWrenn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too nice NOT to drive
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Too nice NOT to drive

Those who know me well, know I complain (b-word) a lot about the awful Ohio Winter & Spring weather. Today made up for it. Too nice not to go out for a spin in the Fordor. Stopped a bit on one of my favorite abandoned roadways now being used as a fishing pier. Watched people be outsmarted by the fis...
by TWrenn
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

Dick, does your rad just have the neck with no rivets?
Cause that is definitely a major cause of the neck coming loose.
I have a '13 with the riveted neck and the gull wing moto-meter and so far have had no problems. Fingers crossed.
by TWrenn
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Social (distant) picnic & tour
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Social (distant) picnic & tour

Dont know about y'all but I'm getting tired of this "social distance" practice and even the description! But anyway...our club did it's best to comply with a picnic prior to a nice afternoon tour anyway. We did about 64 miles or so, I had 68 door to door. Lotta fun, including turning around to get m...
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vagabonds 2020 style
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Vagabonds 2020 style

Thanks Tim! That's our sentiment exactly. Once the screwy weather straightened out, we've already had at least 4 impromptu outings with anywhere from 3 to 7 cars. We had 7 cars on an early May Sunday when it was a rare nice day that I threw together. All we did was drive and make one short stop towa...
by TWrenn
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vagabonds 2020 style
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Vagabonds 2020 style

Today five of us from our local club got together "Vagabond style" for a little picnic, social distance of course, to just enjoy camaraderie and plan this Sundays picnic and tour. The Pres was the chef! We will start here again at noon and tour the afternoon from there. Great weather forecast so sho...
by TWrenn
Sun May 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: old photo
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: old photo

I see quite a few axle housings buried in there. Of course all the rims easily seen. Man that's a pretty good sized boat propeller too, looks like what we used to call a "hard water situation". :lol: No easy task getting that thing up on the pile. Wonder what it was off of ...
by TWrenn
Sat May 30, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Set of white 30 x 3 1/2 tires.
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: WTB Set of white 30 x 3 1/2 tires.

Good luck! Hope ya can find some, cause word has it white tires are all but gone forever. Doesnt sound like the Asians are gonna make them anymore. I've been waiting for a year for a pair of warranty exchange and it seems hopeless.
by TWrenn
Sat May 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires

Steve...I read that same paragraph from Blockley.
I looked far and wide for 30x3, did not see it listed. Maybe they're still in development or just haven't upgraded their website. Still have to wonder about shipping cost though.
by TWrenn
Sat May 30, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??

David, that's a good question. I had my local glass shop do that, and it worked okay. Maybe touch base with them first. Is your car a 13 or 14? As you saw above I suspect, a guy in CA has a 14 windshield to part with, I'm assuming he means top and bottom...May wanna check into that first if you have...
by TWrenn
Sat May 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires

Okay, it's great they have the 30x3.5", at $165 US, not a bad price, but of course it'll probably be $65 per tire to ship.
Then, they don't show a 30 x 3 tire....so what're ya gonna do? The fronts of the '12 need 30 x 3.... Just saying.
by TWrenn
Sat May 30, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "I promise you this, pal..."
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: "I promise you this, pal..."

John, thanks for sharing that wonderful, touching story. Sad that it is, it's good you have memories of the better moments.
May he rest in peace, may you get your flivver soon. God bless young man.
by TWrenn
Fri May 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??

Well if it isn't too late, see what their return policy is.
by TWrenn
Fri May 29, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

Good point John, but something tells me todays "stuff" may have something else in it. Whow knows, I'm just not taking any chances.
They didn't use it "back in the day"...so why start now? LOL
by TWrenn
Fri May 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??

Nope neighbor! (I'm in N.Central Ohio!)....but, if they're made in the good ol' USA they can't be all bad, can they?? :)
by TWrenn
Fri May 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Social Distancing Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Social Distancing Tour

Aww heck..so did our club last Saturday! Started out with 6 cars plus one modern...ended up with 5 at our destination as the last car got a flat tire. Good thing for the modern car following!
In the group photo my 13 is far left...and did Russ fall down or just checking something? LOL
by TWrenn
Fri May 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

I can't remember the details anymore (nothing new there) as it was several years ago, but the guy who put the tires on my previous Ford pickup truck vehemently said that any and all "tire treatments" are detrimental to the rubber. That's all I can remember. But he went into detail, and certainly sou...
by TWrenn
Thu May 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS..1926 Hood
Replies: 0
Views: 252

FS..1926 Hood

Posting this for a friend. Very nice hood for a '26.
$275 plus shipping from 44870. Call or text Tom at 419-656-5909. Prefer PayPal. Thanks.
by TWrenn
Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We’re moving
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: We’re moving

Good eye Scott! Frankly, I don't pay that much attention to the details! Upon looking further for a change, looks like
all 4 tires are that way, but you already knew that!! :D
by TWrenn
Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass "conversion"
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: Brass "conversion"

It'd be a waste of time in my book, don't know why anyone would even bother. Just look for a brass car of your choice and
budget and buy it.
by TWrenn
Thu May 21, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Breaks on my caw

I just figured Susanne has a case of Coronaquarantineitis!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Wed May 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Before and After

Holy crap! What a gorgeous transformation! Spill your guts buddy!...What kind of paint, engine work, etc. etc. etc. If you're willing to divulge "private info"...how much did this empty your wallet? Just curious. If you're idea is to flip it then of course you can't give away your "profit margin". B...
by TWrenn
Tue May 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds

I have had Informed Delivery for over a year now. It's great. Just nice to know what's coming, especially out in the sticks where the mailbox is "free game" for idiots passing by maybe wanting to score a quick treasure. Or just aggravate us. That way if something's missing, you can check with the P....
by TWrenn
Mon May 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our Buckeye treasure
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Allan, I did that. I did a letter writing campaing, etc. Of course, I have no idea of how many people followed through on their promise to send letters. I guess it is what it is. BTW Tim & Joe...with all due respect, and humor of course!...that picture sort of blinded me by "the shine"!! :lol: Actua...
by TWrenn
Mon May 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our Buckeye treasure
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Ditto to everyone. I tried twice to get him nominated for the Rosenthal award with no success. Don't know why. :( And yeh Tim, the "other hobby evidence" is right there, aint it!! Maybe others just missed it? That cat is a hoot BTW. His shop is too cool, for all the stuff he has, he can find everyth...
by TWrenn
Mon May 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield and glass replacement help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Windshield and glass replacement help needed

Mike, do what Allen just said. Let those who deal with it daily handle it. It's worth the money. You break your glass once, maybe twice, trying to install it, now you've spent more than what it would be to let them do it. I've done two sets of windshields through the glass company and no regrets.
by TWrenn
Sat May 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new I timer
Replies: 20
Views: 1285

Re: The new I timer

Aaaaand the debate begins!!! ;)
by TWrenn
Wed May 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 240
Views: 9095

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Finally got a nice day after 19 rotten days in a row. After running errands in town met up with a T buddy and off we went, social distancing in separate cars of course! Was a great afternoon.
by TWrenn
Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re Dizzy points
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Question re Dizzy points

Mark & Leo, I basically agree with you. However, given past experience, after trying the "leave it be" thing, I have found myself with trouble well into the season. Preventive maintenance is just that...repair/replace before it breaks. With the hope of course it makes it through the full year also! ...
by TWrenn
Tue May 12, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Paint for hood.

Whoops! Thought I was responding to Ien!! My bad! Hope he sees this all eventually!!
by TWrenn
Tue May 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Paint for hood.

True. But a Google search should get you what you want. Concept is just a "run of the mill" Urethane enamel. Anyone should be able to produce it I would think. Good luck to you. I will admit also, in previous posts where one guy showed the excellent results from just a good old rattle can of applian...
by TWrenn
Tue May 12, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teach ‘em young
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Teach ‘em young

Nice pics, but the family in the top photo sure doesn't look happy. In fact, the dad looks downright mean. Wonder if that's some sort of military garb, left over from WWI? Maybe the memories of that awful time are still showing on him. Sadly, the kids don't look any happier. At least the girl in the...
by TWrenn
Tue May 12, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Paint for hood.

As expensive as it is, I now prefer PPG's Concept, it sure puts out a nice finish, pretty easy to use, and seems to be as close to "Model T black" as it gets. Something that small, you can use one of those Preval spray units with great success. I've painted large parts of cars with it and they look ...
by TWrenn
Mon May 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Pie Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Yeh, at first I wasn't too fond of them. Maybe 'cause they wouldn't fit in a "normal" garage.
But now with a barn and a 12.5' door, I'd love to have one. They are definitely unique looking.
by TWrenn
Sat May 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Copperthite would like this!
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Mike Copperthite would like this!

I use AOL for my homepage. On the scrolling newsfeed up came this pic of Copperthite's company's Pie Wagon. It accompanied a story on some guy named Strausse...from Indiana..supposedly the inventor of pie or something like that. No other pic of the pie wagon in the story though. And of course its si...
by TWrenn
Fri May 08, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Well Bill, at least they knew what they were saying.
Too bad the '13s & '14s didn't keep the "all brass" look going,
but I know for money reasons it had to be.
by TWrenn
Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

Steve, I sure hope the idiot at your local farm store isn't allowed to VOTE!!
Man there's a lot of stupid out there. :lol:
by TWrenn
Wed May 06, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Bill, your sidelights would be correct for your engine number. Your '14 is a very early one. About mid-point to even late '14 the so-called "built in" bracket lights showed up. Re your horn..I believe yours should be the oval mount, but since your '14 is an early one, it too may have the round mount...
by TWrenn
Wed May 06, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re Dizzy points
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Question re Dizzy points

I don't have a dizzy on my Ts, but when I had a Model A, of course it did.
From that experience, I would recommend replacing the points and condenser every spring just as a matter of
preventive maintenance. It's not that expensive. Just my humble (?) opinion!
by TWrenn
Mon May 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

According to the encyclopedia the 666 were also used on the '13s, along with a few Victors, Browns and Corcorans.
His triple-6 (I hate the actual number) should be considered okay.
by TWrenn
Mon May 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Forgot something about your nice looking sidelamp...the bracket. Does this lamp slide onto a separate bracket, or is the bracket "integral" to the lamp? Cause '13s lamps slide/clamp onto the bracket. The lamps with the so-called built-in bracket are '14. A few '13s are seen with them, probably due t...
by TWrenn
Mon May 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Darin, the "argument" if you will about the horn is almost like the argument about oil. Yes, plenty of cars, probably very early '13s had all brass horns, I suspect they were leftover from late '12s. But in the spirit of "correctness", it is generally assumed to follow the Judging Guidelines, not ju...
by TWrenn
Sun May 03, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 240
Views: 9095

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

I was able to gather a nice bunch of club members for a 2 hr. Sunday drive, not bad since I sent the text out Saturday! We had spectacular weather finally. I will apologize right now as I'm positive no matter what I do my pics will be sideways!! One will be Jim Riedy and his faithful passenger, Cham...
by TWrenn
Sun May 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This car is Beautiful - have a look
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: This car is Beautiful - have a look

If I didnt k ow better I'd say the chauffeur is Captain Smith from the RMS Titanic!!
Beautiful car.
by TWrenn
Sat May 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4595

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

Yep, like Dave & others...I DROVE them! 2 trips in the Fordor, then after supper a trip out in the country in the '13 Touring. Fantastic. Finally a warm day!! Next week, definitely Fordor weather again. After previewing I see again we're laying on our side! Uff. I've tried correcting it to no avail,...
by TWrenn
Sat May 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Richard, I would say yes, probably for a late '12, definitely for a '13. It looks all brass, with the body painted black.
My early '12 had an E & J taillight which was about the same other than the font securing handles, and was all brass. It was gorgeous.
by TWrenn
Sat May 02, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Scott is correct, that is a correct '13 horn, and thankfully mounted correctly also!! (Used to be a thorn in Royce Peterson's side!) However, I really believe that the machine screws were not "factory". Maybe Larry Smith knows better, as he's probably got more '13 knowledge than anyone around. The J...
by TWrenn
Fri May 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI. July Tour 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: MTFCI. July Tour 2020

Yep, it is a shame. Whole new world of "normal" we're gonna face this summer.
Thanks for the post.
by TWrenn
Fri May 01, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - E&J Model 666
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: 13T - E&J Model 666

Not an expert, but the judging guidelines do call for the 13's horn to be Black and brass. Mine also was all brass, and believe me it killed me to have to paint it mostly black to fall in line with the guidelines. But having it judged at an International Annual tour, (it got the "gold"), it was wort...
by TWrenn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Brass radiator

Bob, it would be helpful if you indicate whether it's a round tube or a flat tube. Just a thought.
by TWrenn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 2095

Re: We lost another one

Didn't know him from Adam, but what few posts of his I've read, seems like he knew his stuff, and also wasn't afraid to express his opinion. My kind of guy. I'm sure he will be missed. RIP.
by TWrenn
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-KINGSTON L4 CARB
Replies: 0
Views: 239

FS-KINGSTON L4 CARB

Kingston L4 carb, spray needle in great shape, has the good float needle valve, not that crappy Gros valve. $100 plus shipping from 44847. Estimate it to be $15. PayPal preferred so I can reimburse any ship overcharge easier. Will take check or M.O. though. PM or drop me a call or text at 419-271-54...
by TWrenn
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Old gas

I would also take that gummed up carb, and soak it completely in a can of lacquer thinner. There's not much to these carbs,
and soaking it for a day in that just might be what the doctor ordered. I'd definitely try it. I've done it with success. And of course, you'll have to repaint it!!
by TWrenn
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS--3-BOLT MUFFLER SHELL
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: FS--3-BOLT MUFFLER SHELL

Sold to Dale. Thanks Dale & MTFCA!
by TWrenn
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

If it's possibly (and quite probably) still got the original "tar like goop" in it as I've encountered in a couple of '12s and a '20, frankly no amount of diesel fuel and draining will clear it out adequately. This crap is almost like tar. IF that's what it's got in it, and you should be able to tel...
by TWrenn
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy to be out and about
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Happy to be out and about

Makes two of us. But chilly today with a stiff NE breeze off Lake Erie, but plenty nice in the Firsor. Sure glad I bought this car!
by TWrenn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS--3-BOLT MUFFLER SHELL
Replies: 2
Views: 398

FS--3-BOLT MUFFLER SHELL

3-bolt muffler shell kit. 3 bolts included...threads could tolerate a little TLC but are repairable with minimal effort. $25 plus shipping from 44847, est. at $12. Prefer PayPal, so if I owe a refund on shipping overage it is easier. But will take check or M.O. Call or text 419-271-5405. Thanks!
by TWrenn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS--KEROSENE TAIL LAMP
Replies: 0
Views: 259

FS--KEROSENE TAIL LAMP

Got a pretty decent kerosene tail lamp o ha e no use for. I suspect it's for '17 on up to where kerosene lamps were discontinued. It's an Edmund & Jones. Restore it or can be used as is. Lenses need a bit of cleaning, but no big deal there! $65 plus ship from.44847, est. at $15. Prefer PayPal, so if...
by TWrenn
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 dozen bottles of wine later
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: 2 dozen bottles of wine later

Rich, just sniffing the all those corks would get me drunk!! :lol: :oops:
by TWrenn
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

The picture of the public notice sure gives credence to the old saying "Everything old is new again" doesn't it? Sheesh.
Interesting sign hanging from the guys neck in the pic below it..."Wear a mask or go to jail"...wow. They meant business didn't they?
Interesting pics Dom, thanks for posting.
by TWrenn
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tim Wrenn's 1913 Touring Wins Gilmore Award
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Tim Wrenn's 1913 Touring Wins Gilmore Award

Thanks again fellas! Makes one feel real good during times that can easily get ya "down"!! She is my pride and joy for sure! And runs smooth and quiet as a mouse. Wayne, interesting you said that, and of course thank you! I sent a pic of "the three" to my good friend in Germany, she basically said t...
by TWrenn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm back on the road.
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: I'm back on the road.

You definitely picked the right time for knee surgery. Glad you're doing better and back on the road. Stay healthy and safe.
Nice of the truck driver to slow up for you!
by TWrenn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tim Wrenn's 1913 Touring Wins Gilmore Award
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Tim Wrenn's 1913 Touring Wins Gilmore Award

Awwww, shucks. Thank you both! :)
by TWrenn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems

I agree with John. Shouldn't have to run at all with the choke pulled any way out once it gets going. Check your timing, clean your plugs, did you put stabilizer in the fuel last fall...because you SHOULD. Trust me, it works! That ethanol is hard on fuel systems. I bet ur carb is buggered up with ba...
by TWrenn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS--Switch wire harness
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: FS--Switch wire harness

SOLD! Thanks Bill & MTFCA
by TWrenn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS--8-wire harness
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: FS--8-wire harness

SOLD! Thanks Jimbo & MTFCA
by TWrenn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1916 tail light, door latches and strikers.
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Parts wanted

Is this what you need for a lamp? $50 plus ship, est. $15. Prefer PayPal. Call or text me 419-271-5405. Thanks.
by TWrenn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS--Switch wire harness
Replies: 2
Views: 209

FS--Switch wire harness

Nice clean almost new switch wire harness. Wires check out with continuity and are marked. Retail $26, gimme $15 plus shipping and it's yours. Ship est. at $9 in the flat rate box I think. Prefer PayPal, easier to reimburse ship overcharge if necessary. Check or M.O. of you dont have P.P. Call/text ...