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by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Behind the wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Behind the wheel

Tim Were you driving on the equator again today? Or just showing off driving on your 2 left wheels? :lol: Ya, I was so excited to be out finally I took a couola turns too fast! :lol: Dallas...glad you got out too. Yeh don't know why these pics are going cockeyed again! Been doing pretty good for a ...
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Behind the wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Behind the wheel

Forgot the pic!! Brain dead.
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Behind the wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Behind the wheel

Dallas I got out for a little bit today. Hope you did too. Even trimmed a coupla branches off 2 trees afterward. Now I'm hungry. :roll: :lol:
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The paint says
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: The paint says

Good eye Dick! I didn't notice it. And it's even mounted properly! This is probably yet another case where if there was still a part left to use, it was used, even if it didn't quite fit the "scheme" . I agree with RV...it is interesting all the fordor's are installed. Frankly I like the car without...
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB Model T Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: WTB Model T Touring

Wholeshoe wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:34 am
Is there Any others out there to look at?
Check good old Ebay, just type in Model T for sale
in the search box.

Another good source is hemmings.com
Just scroll thru the Make box and then the model. They usually have around 100 Ts listed from all years. You can even sort out the year you want.
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB Model T Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: WTB Model T Touring

Fire_chief wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:36 pm
How about a '17 touring. Part of an estate. Has electric starter and rocky mountain brakes. Looking for $10 k.
Wow, naturally I don't know the condition, but with elec. start and RMs, that's a good price!
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Behind the wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Behind the wheel

Dallas...great to hear you got the RMs set up! Yep, does take a lot of tweaking, but once you got em, they're great aren't they! I got 'em on all my cars. Wouldn't leave home without 'em!
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The paint says
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: The paint says

Amazing how good they looked when still new and not yet abused. Too bad the paint wasn't like it is now, and of course, most of these cars probably sat outdoors, or in a nasty old dirty barn in front of the replaced horse(s) with a leaky roof, dust and dirt blowing through the barn. Those are some n...
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealant: No more big tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Sealant: No more big tubes

Terry....oh nooooo.....NEVER!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Rad face only
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Brass Rad face only

I think that makes it a 1911 to late 1912. Pretty cool. I bet it's an original too
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Behind the wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Behind the wheel

Amen! Supposed to hit 60 here tomarra, so I hope to get out for a short spin! I'll be all smiles if I do!
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealant: No more big tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Sealant: No more big tubes

Terry, just be sure to use a reservoir tipped condom, so as to be able to put the tube tip in the reservoir! :idea: Should be air tight there for sure! :lol: :lol: :oops: :lol:
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd Carbide headlight burner
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Odd Carbide headlight burner

Have no idea, but it sure looks cool and wicked!! Bet it can throw a flame!
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasket issue for the oil pan
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Gasket issue for the oil pan

John, you're right. When it comes right down to it, a good coating of oil resistant RTV (there is a difference in the RTV types in case some readers didn't know it) slathered FULLY on the surfaces will work as good if not better than that gasket, which we still put RTV on anyway!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to ream spindle bushings?
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: How to ream spindle bushings?

What Mark said. Hone them. Period.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Get What You Pay For
Replies: 36
Views: 1449

Re: You Get What You Pay For

Seeing how this is such a long thread, due to my ADHD short attention span, I couldn't bear to read all the posts. So I'll just toss in my usual semi-worthless two cents. It's not uncommon for the "cheapie stations" to buy fuel from third, fourth and even fifth markets, so to speak. In other words, ...
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

My advice is to skip the "bells and whistles" and stick to the game plan that Henry originally intended. Just keeping these old cars
running safely on the road will keep you busy enough. Then your next challenge is all the distracted, impatient idiots you'll be driving around with out on the highways.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: snow on an Atlantic seaside resort (France) on 11 February 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: snow on an Atlantic seaside resort (France) on 11 February 2021

Thank you Michel. That was gorgeous. What a beautiful area. The Hotel Royale is a gorgeous building, much nicer than that ugly Casino building next to it!! I bet the people there were shocked. Sure looked cold and kind of desolate even. They'll be back to
warm weather soon, I hope!
by TWrenn
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 761

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

Yay! Another fan of lacquer thinner! Lacquer thinner is my "shop buddy" :lol: Get the neoprene inner seal, and the bit more expensive "fancy" outer seal also. Before you insert the neoprene seal, put a bead of the oil resistant black RTV (there is a difference) around it, shove it in, don't do anyth...
by TWrenn
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Split rims 21 "
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Split rims 21 "

Perry...
They are absolutely excellent. Sure, they're not cheap by any means, but as they say, "what price safety".
by TWrenn
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some other nice old Fords
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Some other nice old Fords

As always, so cool! Quite a nice batch of cars for that drug company.
But, you really should get to bed earlier!! :lol:
Thanks for the continued supply of excellent historical records!
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Jim, that's a good idea. Sure beats heating them cherry red, then squeezing or pounding the crap out of them, then hoping to you know who they still draw up tight. As I recall, once there was tension on my bolt, I didn't even need to hold it with a screwdriver. I'd bet it wouldn't be hard to hold a ...
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

Ken, as William Mav (Oily Bill) above mentioned, the screws/bolts I used, round headed, and as I said I filled in the slots, did the trick. No mush steering. AND, had I kept the car and needed to, I could've taken it apart again a whole lot easier. Just my thoughts. This guy needs to do what makes h...
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB AC Brake Linkage Set
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: WTB AC Brake Linkage Set

Maybe it's an optical delusion, but the second pic almost looks like the turnbuckle and hook may be in the way of the floorboards?
Possibly even where it clamps onto the brake pedal? Think I like my Rockies better. Never had any reverse braking issues either like so many people say.
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice old Fords
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Nice old Fords

Paul, sure looks like a '14 to me, except those are at least later front springs, they're not tapered. What a shame this car was let go this way. Can't understand why or how people can do this. Erik, that's a shame about that Ash tree. That dang borer is really taking its toll. Years ago we couldn't...
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White tires...where do things stand now?
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: White tires...where do things stand now?

Rick, best I can tell you is, regarding my white ribbed tires that are now entering into season three (with very thin tread I may add, but still good enough) I noticed yesterday they're starting to get that yellow-ish brown look a bit more than last year. Like Mike said, it's really not that importa...
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7
Replies: 33
Views: 577

Re: Steering Column Rivets for 1926/7

On my former '20 I just cheated and used bolts. Filled in the slots on the heads, painted them, cut the excess threads off at the nuts underneath, can't see them anyway, no one was the wiser. Worked fine. Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do!
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB AC Brake Linkage Set
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: WTB AC Brake Linkage Set

Local machine shop? But I suppose you would obviously need proper dimensions and lengths. Be nice to find someone with a similar setup that you could use to clone with.
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blindfolded Sunday Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Blindfolded Sunday Drive

Looks like a lotta fun despite the chilliness....still be a bit cool for wimpy me! Altho after what we've had the past 4 weeks, actually 46F WOULD feel warm! Sunny and almost 40 now here, and it does feel nice!
I see it looks like you scared the rat(or some rodent) out of his nap... :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Great misc pile of goodies FOR SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: Great misc pile of goodies FOR SALE

Jonah, the ones marked off in red I am sure are sold
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 732

Re: Trucks an such.

Being a truck lover, those are cool pics! Thanks for posting. I like the Tapioca truck, I just hate tapioca! :lol:
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: NON T FS 1930 Ford Deluxe Roadster
Replies: 19
Views: 3448

Re: NON T FS 1930 Ford Deluxe Roadster

If it weren't for the fact it's on the other side of the continent, NOW this car would be in my garage! Sadly, this is
probably part of the reason for it taking so long to sell. It shoulda been sold long ago.
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: 1926 model t questions

BTW...even 30 lbs. compression is pretty darned low, but you could run on it for your first "learning season" before dumping money in the engine. I ran a '12 on 28 lbs. for it's last season before a rebuild, but it was hard to get it to start cold. It was okay once warmed up.
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 model t questions
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: 1926 model t questions

Probably one of the first things to do is have someone help you at the starter switch, after you remove all the spark plugs and use a compression tester to test compression on all the cylinders. Yes, there's various ways to perform it, cold vs. warm, throttle wide open as some say, closed, either wa...
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 Model T Ford scale model running
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: 1925 Model T Ford scale model running

Regardless, it's pretty darned COOL!!
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Magneto Output Post
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: 1915 Magneto Output Post

Why not order one from Langs or Snyders or Chaffins?
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 13/14 Upholstery
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: WTB: 13/14 Upholstery

Rich, did you try Googl'ing that very subject? "Vinyl seat repair in Florida"?? MIght be surprised at what pops up. There's lots of restaurants with booths that need seat repair, there might be some companies out there that are mobile repair shops that do that stuff. I used to have one come in every...
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Motel & BBQ Credits In Tucumcari, NM For Chickasha Swap Meet Participants Available
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: FJ - Motel & BBQ Credits In Tucumcari, NM For Chickasha Swap Meet Participants Available

Good on ya Jim! Thanks for all you do for the hobby. Keep warm!
Been a long time since I've been through Tucumcari.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glass
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: glass

Craig Leach wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Thanks guys that was easy , any chance you know what size they should be? ( dont have the pieces to put together to find out) Thanks again
My '13 headlamps, which are the same as a '14s, measure 7 and 3/4 inches diameter, maybe just a fuzz under to be sure.
Yours should be the same.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Split rims 21 "
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Split rims 21 "

Perry...try Universal Vintage tire in Hershey PA.
Google the name for their website.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted TT 20" Split Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Wanted TT 20" Split Rims

From past experience I'm gonna chime in with my 2 cents FWIW...usually not much..😂...but..the 600x20 are also referred to as the "widow maker" due to the danger of the lock ring. Whatever you do if you buy a used set, be DARNED SURE of their integrity. Much rust, and if the lock ring shows any kind ...
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heinze coils and coil box question 1912 early 13
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Heinze coils and coil box question 1912 early 13

Now I'd have to go downstairs and look but I'm positive all 4 of my '13 Heinze coils have the letter K on them. And the bottom contact is off-center. I have no idea if any Heinze were not off-center, but RV can tell us.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brownie #2
Replies: 34
Views: 1039

Re: Brownie #2

Great pics again Tom! I loved the one where I bet it's the brides dad choking the new groom. Maybe she was already pregnant... 😂 Anyway, my late dad had a Brownie...man he took zillions of great pics with that crazy little thing. He also did his own developing, which led me into the same hobby and u...
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Oder
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Gasoline Oder

Like others said, you gotta track down the leak first. If it's sourced at a device with threads, like the carb bowl drain or bowl nut, or the petcock on the "potato", get some Loctite 567 and judiciously coat the threads. It'll stop the leaks. I use it on all mine.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where it all started
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Where it all started

Unlike kids today...using their IMAGINATION to have good clean fun.
Reminds me of back when I was a kid. I could go on and on, but I'll save y'all the grief!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 'Sno fun !
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: 'Sno fun !

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:42 am
I wonder if they ever found the person that came down that hill on the runner sled?🤪
Dallas, that's a cute one!! I didn't even notice it at first. Probly still in there, now he's a fossil. Poor fella.
by TWrenn
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fishing out of season without a license!
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Fishing out of season without a license!

Dan, on my first stab at adjusting the 3 clutch fingers in my '20, I HAD stuffed the case full of rags. But, wouldn't ya know, the first cotter pin I removed managed to find that ONE teeny weeny open space between the rags and the case wall! Of course dummy me just figured why bother with dental flo...
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting for today
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Fitting for today

Jim, yes I did. Made me shiver just looking at 'em all!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contamination in gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Contamination in gas tank

Looks like that fine shredded black mulch you get at the lawn and garden store. I also vote for a mouse house!
Agree with Norm, remove and flush, you'll probly be okay after that.
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Estate Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Estate Sale

Problem, as I would think, with the D.B. car, is parts availability....are there any? This could drastically affect the car, unless it's in such nice shape so as to be just used as an item "to look at". As for the '17 T, again, condition, both cosmetically as well as mechanically can really swing th...
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened to Fun Projects website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: What happened to Fun Projects website?

I admire you guy's ambition doing your own spoke work. For me I'm a lot happier to make the 2 hour and 5 minute drive to Noah Stutzmans place! Nice scenic drive, he's great to visit with, and doesnt cost an arm and a leg.
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting for today
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Fitting for today

Thanks Tom! You're right, very fitting for today! Like me, I'm sure you're below zero...well, we were til the sun came up. Started out at -1, now it is a balmy +1!! Those sure were some hearty people back then. That, or they just plain had no other choice!! Thanks for all these cool pics, Lord knows...
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: hudco hogs head
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: hudco hogs head

Me too Charlie. That's what I like about this forum and the hobby...always something new to learn. Almost daily. And as for a Centerdoor...since I don't have nor desire one, I never realized of course the difficulty in getting at the bands. But thinking about it, now I can see why. I have a friend w...
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun in the snow
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Fun in the snow

Sorry Dallad...forgot ya! My bad. We were to get 3-6 thursday but they cut it back. Maybe "only" 1-3.
Keep safe and warm!
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun in the snow
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Fun in the snow

Yeh Dan, I finally discovered that. So for you, that WAS a big deal! :lol: Steve, yes that plow is the cats meow! This little bugger can plow some very serious snow and stack it high. It's the only part of winter that I actually like!! Larry, I'm actually the same. Can't wait for summer. We don't ge...
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Service

Cool pics Tom! Thanks for posting. Ya can almost smell the grease and oil in the shop pictures. In the last pic, I see two blocks out of the car, makes ya wonder the circumstances surrounding them...and how much did it cost for the work
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun in the snow
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Fun in the snow

Here's what I had! Think we outdid ya Dan! :lol:
Maybe up to 8" new stuff but lots of 3' drifts.
I know..we're gettin off-topic here..but no T driving today. There. Close unuf. :lol: 15 degrees now...sub zero tonite btw.
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery

Paul, FWIW, sell your current boot, someone will be okay with fighting with it!! :lol: Then call Mike at Classtique and just remind him to make it an inch larger all the way around. And get the little flaps, because he does actually only offer them as "optional equipment" believe it or not. I love m...
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke crack too cracked?
Replies: 27
Views: 1114

Re: Spoke crack too cracked?

At the risk of too much redundancy, I agree with Jeff. Get RID of it. And BITCH like heck to the supplier. Shame on them.
That didn't just happen during transit.
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass top coils
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Brass top coils

Just noticed free shipping and it's even in Califunny!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass top coils
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Brass top coils

Don't know if you like dealing with Ebay or not, Larry, but here's a link to a place that says they have two left! $10.95 https://www.ebay.com/itm/181249718210?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=181249718210&targetid=1068323852830&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9015585&p...
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Cartouche or Classtique upholstery

Paul, one thing Classtique has going for it is great CUSTOMER SERVICE. I've not had experience with the "other", but I've read where it's just "buying product" and that's about it. Plus, as I recall, Mike has a lot, if not all, the specs for exact fit of material. Maybe even the "textures" also. And...
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun in the snow
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Fun in the snow

Well we don't have quite as much on the ground. But they still keep promising 10-12" overnight.
So I scraped the inch we got today, and pushed back the piles to make room for the new. Mayne tomorrow I'll post an "after" pic. :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: Is it ok this brake shoe and rear end?

I'm certainly no expert, but I say leave it be. Not hurting anything, more cosmetic than anything.
Bending it just MIGHT cause it to crack. My luck, it would for sure!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun in the snow
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Fun in the snow

Thanks Keith. I sure will. I'll be INSIDE, looking OUT!! :lol: We're expecting 12" of snow here in winter cesspool Ohio by Tuesday noon. Bet I won't make it to town for my haircut. My road will drift closed. I'll be out enough on my tractor plowing the driveway. Glad I have a cab on it! You keep on ...
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Four Original Knurled Nuts For ignition Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Wanted: Four Original Knurled Nuts For ignition Wires

Yeh the one in Mac's ad is nowhere near the same!
by TWrenn
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nine Model T "Happenings" Between Now and May
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Nine Model T "Happenings" Between Now and May

Yeh and they're all just too far away for me :cry: and probly quite a few others east of the Mississippi to attend. Fortune in gas and hotel stays to and from. Oh well. Such is life. Hope y'all "over there" can get some if not all of 'em in!
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: brass headlight doors and chimneys
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Wanted: brass headlight doors and chimneys

Alan, yeh, I'm afraid the sulfuric acid will destroy them. You could try something like 2000 grit paper, gradually working up a wee bit if that's too light of a bite. I will try to find this good brass guy's info here in the states that you could send them to, I bet he would make them look like new....
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

Re: stupid men

I'm the same way, Bill and Jerry!
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

Re: stupid men

Wish someone would post the link...I'd like to see if the girl is the type that I'd like to hold my nuts!! :lol: :oops:
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What happened to Fun Projects website?
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: What happened to Fun Projects website?

Paul....John's plastic coil box rebuild kit is sold through all the vendors. Try your favorite one ASAP before they are out of inventory, if not already.
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: brass headlight doors and chimneys
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Wanted: brass headlight doors and chimneys

Those don't look all that bad. I bet someone coated them with something. Did you try any kind of removal? Like lacquer thinner? Even good ol paint stripper? Rubbing compound? I think a good deal of elbow grease and sweat can bring those back. Plus, not to be so picky, but turn your burner "sideways"...
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 14 Canadian Touring
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: 14 Canadian Touring

Gotta wonder how that could happen in such a wide open, remote area. Probly texting on his phone!! :lol:
by TWrenn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brake/reverse external band adjusters
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: brake/reverse external band adjusters

Yeh, to me it's better to "force" yourself to open the inspection cover once in a while, even if it's just for something to do. It needs removed every oil change anyway, that way you can inspect (hence the name "inspection cover"), make any adjustments that may or most likely will not be needed with...
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-1914-carbide generator
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: 1913-1914-carbide generator

Steve, looks like its got all "the stuff" it needs to be functional, especially if you say it regulates the water dripping good. That's all it needs to do is drip on the carbide so long as there's a hose attached to it, and it looks like I see the fitting there for it. Unless I'm missing something....
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913-1914 E & J carbide headlamp
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: 1913-1914 E & J carbide headlamp

Nice lamp, but turn the burner 90 degrees, it's pointing the wrong way.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merle
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Merle

Jim, thanks for the enlightening info on your friend. He sounds like quite a guy. So glad, and chuckling, how he slept through the robbery! Sometimes it just pays to be deaf! I feel bad that his sight is going. That's the last thing I'd want to happen to me, or anyone for that matter. It's so precio...
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed cars
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Closed cars

Okay...I looked again, closer...there's some kind of "gizmo" with what looks like wheels barely into the right side of the pic, maybe
it tilted and a bunch of guys were able to lift the front end of the car up, then go around and do the opposite end. Who knows! Woulda been fun to watch tho.
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed cars
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Closed cars

And pic #6 begets the question as to how did they get the car up on the sawhorses. Then, the question WHY would they trust them? :lol:
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looks like fun
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Looks like fun

I'm not a speedster fan, but this one is pretty sharp!
by TWrenn
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merle
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Merle

Glad the poor guy is OK. It's a wonder he didn't die of a heart attack from the incident. Maybe the lack of his hearing aids helped!
Love the poor grammar of the article author. ...."pants hanged on the doorknob".... good grief. :lol:
by TWrenn
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tires--What is needed on steel wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Tires--What is needed on steel wheels?

Well the flap issue ranks right up there with water pumps, oil and electronic ignitions. Lemme just say this, I've never used flaps, and never will. Never had a problem so long as the rim is in decent shape. On both demountables and non demountables. Go with what your gut feels is all I can say. The...
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning

And your observations of various wildlife along your tours with the top down just verifys why I too prefer the top down as much as possible out touring. You can't beat the view nor the experience. I do use my Fordor in cooler weather but even then I miss the beautiful sky view I so much enjoy in my ...
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...

Holy cow...I just looked at the link of all the pics of all that MESS. Sacriligious as to how all that was left to rot and ruin. And theres so much junk piled together, scattered around, I don't see how any sane person can make any sense out of finding anything worth bidding on. Shame on the owner.
by TWrenn
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: 2 Brass Model T's Amongst The Piles...

What looks to be a '13 to me also looks to be almost too far gone. If they PAID ME to take it, maybe. It'd take $25K to revive it. And then most of it would be nothing more than a "re-pop kit car" anyway. So sad.
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: "1914" Running Chassis SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: "1914" Running Chassis

This may be just what Susanne wants or needs!
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: photos
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: photos

Looks like an '11/'12 front fender iron
by TWrenn
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S Talk about rare!
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: F S Talk about rare!

Demountales so yes. You can see some of the rust
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: 1914 Runabout

WHAT!!?? OMG...when I looked at 28.5K it had no more time left on the ticker...hmmmm...oh well. Yes, that is a bit insane, but as I've said in an earlier post, just gives "hope" for other brass cars that are kept up. There's not many in the inventory I suspect either, so it goes without saying....Ha...
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: NON T FS 1930 Ford Deluxe Roadster
Replies: 19
Views: 3448

Re: NON T FS 1930 Ford Deluxe Roadster

Wow, this SHOULD have sold long ago! Such a beauty.
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: 1914 Runabout

Holy crap it went for $28.5K, plus fees! This is good! Tells me my '13 should be "up there" if ever....
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter drive today
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Winter drive today

You are one hearty fella!!
Wish I could, but my bad back goes into awful pain and spasms in that kind of cold. Glad ur enjoying it! Keep the car off the salt!!
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: 1914 Runabout

Just checked...have to add 5% buyer fee...adds over $1K, plus maybe shipping, plus maybe sales tax at the destination state, aiy yai yai...this could turn out to be a $26K car after all!
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1914 Runabout
Replies: 18
Views: 2542

Re: 1914 Runabout

At $21K with only 36 minutes to go! Not a bad price for such a beautiful car.
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter drive today
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Winter drive today

Well I am certainly happy y'all got out and enjoyed it. The guy with the red nose and face looks mighty cold. With all due respect I don't share that kind of driving enthusiasm! But to each his own! Keep on rolling!
by TWrenn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: ID car ?

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:55 am
The high hood and low hinge line, with that super crisp body line
is quite distinctive !
Yeah and the car ain't too bad looking either!! :lol: ...what we can see of it of course! ;)