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by Philip Lawrence
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Steel Felloes
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Steel Felloes

It looks like the rear hub and brake drum are mounted in the wheel backwards. The brake drum should be on the other side of the wheel.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 09-15 hood
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: 09-15 hood

Hi Bob,
I think I can help you out as I have standard and torpedo hoods that I am getting rid of. Also found some coal for the 0-6-0, let me know.
Philip
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall trim
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: 1909 firewall trim

Keith, thanks for the tip, I'll pass that on to my friend. Running the screw threads over a cake of bees wax is also helpful when installing screws.
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2025

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Guess I'm an old timer, here's a few to mull over: Skedaddle Claptrap Hoity-toity Dillydally Willy-nilly Six of one, half dozen of the other Getting your knickers in a twist Straight from the horses mouth Neither hide nor hair Down to brass tacks Doesn't know beans Doesn't know his butt from a whole...
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall trim
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: 1909 firewall trim

Thanks for all the replies, I think I've got what I need. This is for a friends restoration. It is one of the last things to do. He will I'm sure be very appreciative for the help.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What cars other than Ford do you own?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: What cars other than Ford do you own?

Rich, I love that 2 cylinder Buick. 1906, 1907, and 1908 are my top favorite years for American designed automobiles. I have the remains of a 1908 Stanley 10 h.p. model EX that I'd like see on the road someday. That's the only non Ford antique that I currently own. Calling it a car at this point is ...
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Re: Fully restored 1924 Ford Sedan

Ed, Do you know the overall height of the sedan. Just wondering if it would clear a 7 foot opening. That's a fair price for such a nice car. I'm surprised it hasn't sold yet.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 firewall trim
Replies: 10
Views: 645

1909 firewall trim

Can anyone tell me what the correct spacing is for the screws on the brass trim on a 1909 firewall/dashboard is? Also what size screws were used?
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What cars other than Ford do you own?
Replies: 4
Views: 355

What cars other than Ford do you own?

What non Ford cars from 1927 and earlier do you own?
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Mark Osterman - The Lost Lincoln
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Mark Osterman - The Lost Lincoln

Did anyone watch the Discovery Channel show last night "The Lost Lincoln"? Mark Osterman was one of the experts consulted towards the end of the first hour. It was a very interesting show, and nice to put a face and voice to someone that posts on the forum from time to time.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fs accessory mag
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Fs accessory mag

Looks like a setup for an Internatioal Harvester tractor
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Rich, I did indeed get a ride in #8. I snapped a couple of photos looking down the hood of the Stutz as we were going down the road, if I can find them I'll post them. That was a real thrill for me riding in that racer. That is me with the Indian. The photo on the left was more than likely taken on ...
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Rich's beginning post brought back a memory for me. I attended the tour in Sun Valley, Idaho back in 1975 with my 1913 2 cylinder Indian Motocycle. Early one morning I was out on the grass where the cars were parked and Jim Zordich was warming up the Earl Cooper #8 Stutz Racer. I went over to see th...
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1911 Touring For Sale - with Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 4822

Re: 1911 Touring - with Pictures

Just wondering what authentic, original parts may be included with the car. Does it have the original engine block, crankcase, transmission cover etc.? Detailed photos would help to identify exactly what you're selling. Some history of the car would also help.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Frames F/S
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Frames F/S

These are very nice frames and would make an excellent foundation for your restoration project. They are surplus to my current and future needs. I 'd like to see someone make use of them. I've always stored them indoors out of the weather.
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Frames F/S
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Frames F/S

Richard, all the frames are pre 1926 so I can't help you there. You're always welcome to come by. I can help you out with an axle.
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Frames F/S
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Frames F/S

Have several nice mid 20's frames for sale. These have the channel steel running board brackets $125.00 each.
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Upholstery Tool Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Upholstery Tool Needed

Steve, try an art supply store such as Dick Blick, or Jerry's Artarama, there are more also Amazon. Look for canvas stretching tools. Hope this helps.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems
Replies: 28
Views: 3084

Re: Thread chasing die for original tire valve stems

R.V., If it's not to late to jump on the band wagon I would like to have one also.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2477

Re: How many of us ?

The first three cars I ever drove were model T's, a 1917, 1915 and a 1914 in that order. This was before I had a driver's license! The first car I ever owned was a restored 1914 T touring mentioned above. In 1971 at the age of 16 years I took the 1914 to the DMV to take the driving test for my drive...
by Philip Lawrence
Sat May 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, Ca Swap meet
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Auburn, Ca Swap meet

This is just a reminder to everyone that the Auburn Swap Meet scheduled for June 7 2020 has been cancelled.
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1916 tail light, door latches and strikers.
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Wanted 1916 tail light, door latches and latches.

Mark, thanks for the advice. Don, left message on your voice mail. Thanks for the response. Philip
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1916 tail light, door latches and strikers.
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Wanted 1916 tail light, door latches and strikers.

A correct set of door latches and strikers for a 1916 touring car, also an oil tail lamp with the vent holes around the base of the chimney.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Frame FS price reduced
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: 1913 Frame FS price reduced

Lowering the price to $300.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn Swap Meet CANCELED!
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Auburn Swap Meet CANCELED!

This is to inform everyone that regrettably the Mother Lode Model T Club Swap Meet June 7th 2020 in Auburn, CA is officially canceled until next year.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 2210

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

I would like everyone to know how sorry I am for the comments I made. To David Dewey, Richard Instness, members of the Mother Lode Model T Club, members of the Model T Ford Club of America, and anyone else I may have offended by my comments please except my sincere apology.

Philip Lawrence
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn Swap Meet Update
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Auburn Swap Meet Update

I just contacted the people at the Gold Country fairgrounds here in Auburn, Ca in regard to the Mother Lode Model T swap meet on June 7th. They are only projecting out 60 days. So at least as of today March 24th the annual Auburn Swap Meet is still on. However this very well may change in the next f...
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Frame FS price reduced
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: 1913 Frame FS price reduced

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by Philip Lawrence
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?
Replies: 22
Views: 2210

Re: Auburn, CA Swap June 7--if it happens, no pie?

David, if your only interest in going to a swap meet is a slice of pie then something is very seriously wrong with your thinking. You would be better off staying at home and spending the money you would have spent on gas and the entry fee and buy a couple of pies at your local grocery store. That wa...
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Frame FS price reduced
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: 1913 Frame FS

I could possibly supply additional parts for the 1913 frame at additional cost.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Frame FS price reduced
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

1913 Frame FS price reduced

I have a nice 1913 frame for sale, $350.00 the frame would be suitable for a car built in May of 1913 and after. It has the early style long rear crossmember that is flat on top were the body mounts. The frame has been repaired in the past as signs of welding can be seen on the left inside channel, ...
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U & J ready to go -- what takes the time!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: U & J ready to go -- what takes the time!!

Stan, why not have the steel bowls brass plated?
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repro touring body question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Repro touring body question.

Well, if the frame is staight and the body is painted and upholstered, instead of shimming under the body at the center body mounts on the frame and distorting the body to make the doors fit I would first try this. Remove both hinges from the body and doors. Get a small router with a sharp bit and t...
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires
Replies: 11
Views: 1889

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires

Thanks Dan for the great information. I didn't think standard tires had been made in a very long time but thought I would ask anyway. I guess that's just another case of our government knowing what's best for us, whether we like it or not! And their still at it today! Thanks to Erik also thats good ...
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires
Replies: 11
Views: 1889

30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tires

Is there currently produced a STANDARD 30 x 3 1/2 inch clincher tire. All the tires that are currently available as far as I am aware of are the 30 x 3 1/2 inch OVERSIZE tires. These are in actuality 31 x 4 inch. Of course both size tires fit the 23 inch clincher rim.
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Well I think I have what I need. I went to look at a 1909 Touring this week with the original factory upholstery still in place. Measured what I needed and will adjust to fit the roadster seat. With the photographs supplied above, and the actual seats I think I can get them picture perfect! Thanks a...
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repro touring body question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Repro touring body question.

Richard, may we assume that the frame of your chassis is dead straight? Is the body painted and upholstered?
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Thanks to all for the photos, but would still like dimensions on the button locations.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: 1909-early 1914 radiator number plates

R.V. could you post a photo of the plate?
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford 1909-1912 Brass Bulb Horn Complete
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Model T Ford 1909-1912 Brass Bulb Horn Complete

The 90 degree elbow is reproduced. I believe the bulb bracket is not correct for 1915. The 1915 bracket was totally different.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Kim, that photo you posted looks vaguely familiar. If I'm not mistaken Lorin Sorensen published an article back in the early 1970's in his Ford Life magazine about the Seattle Ford plant. The article showed a much larger image of the photo you posted if I'm remembering correctly. Thanks for posting ...
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Thanks for the photo Keith. The roadster in the photo shows Grass Valley, CA mining engineer Arthur Foote in 1911 crossing the Sierras in a competition run in his model T. The car I believe was a 1910. There are photo's showing his early 1909 with light gray paint that I have also seen, so he owned ...
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: What is this part?

A worthless accessory if your crankshaft and fan pulleys have the correct crown. Much better to fix or replace the pulleys. Would you put a bandaid on your arm if it was broken?
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

I would still like to get dimensions of the vertical button spacing on the three rows of horizontal buttons from the top surface of the seat base up at the seat back. Also the same at the arm rest. Finally what it the spacing of the buttons from each other horizontally? Any help on this is greatly a...
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1911 Headlight Forks
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: WTB 1911 Headlight Forks

I don't believe there is any difference whatsoever between the 1911 to early 1915 headlamp forks. There were however several variations on the front fender brackets during 1911 and 1912. The 1913 through at least 1917 front fender brackets were all the same. I mention this only because the headlamp ...
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 1976

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

My previous post got me thinking about Ruckstell values. I remember when $150. was an outrageous asking price for a Ruckstell. And walking past them at swap meets shaking my wondering what the heck the guy was thinking! Back then you could find good ones for around $100. of course gas was .19 to .25...
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell
Replies: 15
Views: 1976

Re: Current Values of rebuildable Ruckstell

As Stan mentioned Ruckstell had their own service tools. 50 years ago a neighbor who was a model A guy was given a set of Rucksell service tools. They were mostly wrenches of all different configurations. They all had the Ruckstell script in raised letters on them. In addition to tools he was also g...
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Rich and Kim, thanks for posting the photos these will help a lot.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Thanks Kim, That would be great!
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

Thanks for the photo Tony. The 1909-1910 roadster had a divided seat with a left and right seat cushion. I was looking for photos of the seat backs and how they are joined in the middle on the vertical joint. Tony, could you give the measurements of the highths of the horizontal buttons on each of t...
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

1909 Roadster upholstery

Would any one happen to have a 1909 or 1910 Roadster with original upholstery they could post photos of?
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1917-18 data plates
Replies: 33
Views: 2868

Re: 1917-18 data plates

I'd like one also for my 1917 touring restoration project. I'll have a check on the way to you today. Thanks.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turlock, CA Swap Meet
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Turlock, CA Swap Meet

Planning on being there when the gates open Saturday morning. Not much T stuff there anymore but I always find a treasure or two. Lots of fun to just look.
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California
Replies: 24
Views: 3867

Re: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California

Danny, Jay in Northern California is a "Straight Shooter" and a nice guy!
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Price comparison of Gas
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Price comparison of Gas

I talked to my brother on Christmas day, he lives in Florida said regular gas is $2.07 a gallon there. I paid $3.49 a few days ago here in northern California.
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo-Highwheeler
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Old Photo-Highwheeler

Most definitely an International. The wheels,hood and spark and gas levers under the steering wheel are the dead giveaways. My former father-in-law owned a 1910 IHC highwheeler very similar to the one in the photo, it is still in the family. He bought it from the original owner who was an old Norweg...
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New member, can you identify this Hack?
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: New member, can you identify this Hack?

If the touring car has good sheet metal and a solid body I would go for it. Most anybody can do basic mechanical repairs and farm out engine work but to get a dented, warped and loose body correctly restored is beyond the ability of most model T owners and could cost much more than an engine overhau...
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Wanted

Left would be drivers side (No oil filler hole). 1915 would also have no reinforcements ribs on outside flanges ( opposite of wheel, facing center of rear end ).
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: on E-Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 2424

Re: on E-Bay

Wayne, that badly upholstered 1915 touring is still on ebay. At least the upholstery is consistent with the top. It's not to far from you, you could see it in person.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Obscure speedster trivia...?
Replies: 63
Views: 7631

Re: Obscure speedster trivia...?

Back in 1975 as I remember The late Joe Morris, a HCCA club member ran one of those heads in the SCVMTFC annual speedster run. Somewere I have a picture of the car but not of the engine or head. The car was a red, brass era (1914) styled speedster with black fenders and red wood wheels if I'm rememb...
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 5578

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

So sorry to hear of Humble Howard's passing. He was certainly a legend in the model T community. His passing will most definitely leave a huge void not soon to be filled. It was nice to have seen him riding with Ed one last time at the SCVMTFC 50th anniversary endurance run this last June. Howard wi...
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: list of swap meets for 2020?
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: list of swap meets for 2020?

Mother Lode Model T club's 46th annual Swap Meet, Sunday June 7th, 2020. Held at the county fairgrounds in Auburn, Ca just off highway 80, between Sacramento, Ca and Reno, Nv. Best swap meet in northern Ca. Loads and loads of model T parts.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 66
Views: 6822

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Donnie, I would like to get a copy. A copy would be good reference source and is a must have for any model T restorer or avid T enthusiast imho.
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Price comparison of Gas
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: Price comparison of Gas

Boy! I thought our gas here was a good deal when it dropped from $4.29.9 to $3.79.9 this last month at the Chevron station for regular.
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 3712

Re: Question about new tool??

Dan, I would be interested in one also.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Gas tank sediment bowl

Thanks to RV, Rich and Dan for their reply. As I mentioned I my first post I suspected that they were unpainted originally. I'm currently rebuilding three sediment bowls and always like to do things correct if at all possible, they will be buck naked!
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Gas tank sediment bowl

I'm suprised that nobody out there can answer my inquiry about the original factory finish on the steel sediment bowls. This is kinda fun stumping the experts out there.
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank sediment bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Gas tank sediment bowl

Can anyone tell me what the correct finish on the steel sediment bowls under the gas tank was? Most of the time these are painted black but is that correct? I'm just wondering if they were just left unpainted from the factory, I have never seen any evidence of paint on unrestored ones.
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tons of parts for sale in California
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Tons of parts for sale in California

I've dug through the pile quite a few times since June and always come home with a truck load. Lots of good parts there, wish I had more space. Doug is a nice guy to do business with. He has always been more than fair with his prices. What is left is worth much more than the current price being asked.
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 30/3-1/2 tire smaller than normal.
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: 30/3-1/2 tire smaller than normal.

That is a standard 30 x 3 1/2 tire. As far as I know the modern made 30 x 3 1/2 tires are all oversize they are actually 31 x 4 in size. A word to the wise..... Never use an original tire as a spare regardless of how good it looks! Unless of course you enjoy being stranded on the side of a back road...
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 11444

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Rich you're one up on me. You got a ride in the model H, I never did!
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 88
Views: 11444

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

All great stuff. We have a lot of very artistic people among us. I always enjoy seeing Rich's art work in addition to his shop skills. On Oct. 28, I particularly enjoyed seeing his rendering of Conrad Fletcher's model H Stanley. Many years ago I was quite involved with Stanley's, it was during that ...
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 4414

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

I have been cleaning and organizing my shop and in the process so far have found enough pieces and parts to build up two more model T's.
by Philip Lawrence
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 5294

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

It is either a copy of a original design water pump or a copy of an original firewall mounted Marvel Mystery Oil reservoir with all fittings and tubing to hook up directly to the engine.
by Philip Lawrence
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

Oh come on Charley, I myself am starved for good entertainment, let's cast caution to the wind. Go ahead and give us both barrels!
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Headlamp Forks
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Headlamp Forks

Matt,
I'll take them. Sending you an email.
Philip
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 2210

Re: Drive shafts

Jeff, Thanks for showing the photo with the stepped torque tube. My memory isn't all that good I guess I remembered the photo different but that torque tube is in it for sure. I'm glad I haven't completely lost it. Thanks again.
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo, Cheap gas
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Old Photo, Cheap gas

Brent, I grew up on the east side of the San Francisco bay. As far as gas taxes go in California I gave up long ago trying to keep up. An interesting side note here is that last week I was in southern Oregon and paid .90 per gallon less for regular at the same name brand station that I get gas in Ca...
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 2210

Re: Drive shafts

Steve, sometime back a friend of mine had an original set of Ford service bulletins from 1924. They were from mid to late 1924 I don't remember the exact month. On the front page of one issue was a photo showing a Ford dealers front display window in which there were model T parts arranged in a arti...
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo, Cheap gas
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Old Photo, Cheap gas

Should have mentioned I just paid $4.29 per gallon of regular a few days ago, total for my fill up........$100.00 And everybody always wants to know why I love the old days so much.
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo, Cheap gas
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Old Photo, Cheap gas

Back in 1971 when I started driving there was a self service gas station (one of the first I think) across the street from the high school that I attended. It was called "Easy Pickn's Gas" price was .19 per gallon for regular, .21 for supreme. Oh those were the days!
by Philip Lawrence
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 2210

Re: Drive shafts

The stepped driveshaft torque tube came out in 1924 and was used till 1927. I'm not sure if it was used in all production, the earlier smooth tapered torque tube may have also been used during that time period.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steve Jelf and the police
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: Steve Jelf and the police

According to a CHP officer, California has no minimum speed limit provided there is a passing lane. This includes our freeways. If you are on a single lane roadway with five or more vehicles behind you, you must pull over to the right shoulder WHEN IT IS SAFE to do so to allow the cars behind you to...
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS pair of early front hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: FS pair of early front hubs

Hello Tom, sent you an email.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early 12 front axle
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: Early 12 front axle

The spindle and spindle bolt are 1917 or newer.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley G Pats. Pending carburetor
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Holley G Pats. Pending carburetor

Corey, Sent you an email.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Parting out 1914 running gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: Parting out 1914 running gear

Dan, sent you an email
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 12-13-14 goodies
Replies: 8
Views: 1968

Re: 12-13-14 goodies

Bob, sent you an email.
by Philip Lawrence
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Firewall
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Firewall

What is the difference between the two?
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted for 1915
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Wanted for 1915

Thanks Steve, look forward to receiving them.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted for 1915
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Wanted for 1915

Thanks Steve and Bob PM's were sent to you both.
by Philip Lawrence
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted for 1915
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Wanted for 1915

Looking to find a pair of front fender brackets, a horn button assembly that mounts to the top of the steering column with 2 small machine screws, a right hand front spring perch that has the centering lug on top between the spring shackle bushing and the hole for the wishbone to go through, and a r...
by Philip Lawrence
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miniature operational Model T model
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Miniature operational Model T model

That is totally amazing, I wish I had a fraction of the talent, and skill he has! Congratulations on a remarkable acomplishment.
by Philip Lawrence
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report
Replies: 22
Views: 3796

Re: Auburn, CA Motherlode swap meet report

As a member of the Motherlode Model T Club I just wanted thank all the fellow club members that came out to to help set up on Saturday and those that worked Sunday to make this event such a success. The swap meet is and has been a very popular yearly event with participants coming from out of state ...
by Philip Lawrence
Thu May 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 13
Views: 2425

Re: What is this part?

Back in 1975 a good friend of my father-in-law's entered a brass era speedster in the Santa Clara model T speedster run that was equipped with an Akron head.