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by Fire_chief
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: WTB Model T Touring
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: WTB Model T Touring

How about a '17 touring. Part of an estate. Has electric starter and rocky mountain brakes. Looking for $10 k.
by Fire_chief
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where it all started
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Where it all started

All dressed up, and no way to go.
by Fire_chief
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tag On Seat Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Tag On Seat Frame

The body was made in May of 15. The rest is the body number.
There also appears to be dots stamped in after the 5 and 15.
by Fire_chief
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Prayers for Lloyd Hansen, Model T guy in Oroville, CA

I just went through an unexpected triple bypass myself. The doctor didn't understand what I meant when I asked how long it would be before I could crank my car. The answer was 8 weeks.
Good luck to your friend, I know what staying still feels like.
by Fire_chief
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Coupe for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 861

1926 Coupe for sale

Found in our local ads. I have no connection.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 588084973/
by Fire_chief
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: covid
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: covid

Glad you are home
Hope to see you in May.
by Fire_chief
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roughest car you have ever restored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: roughest car you have ever restored?

I don't have pictures available now( pre digital), but my '22 was purchased after it was in a barn fire. All the wood in the body had to be replaced, along with the upholstery and top. No glass survived. The body was repairable, along with the wood in the wheels.
by Fire_chief
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: need help on touring top bows
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: need help on touring top bows

The lower point is for when you put the top down. It shortens the distance, so that the top boot fits.
The upper point is for when the top is up and being used. It extends the first bow over the windshield.
by Fire_chief
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

What is the proper finish for the coilbox?
Stain and clear coat. Or just a clear coat?
by Fire_chief
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Restored and rebuilt brass top coils
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Restored and rebuilt brass top coils

Just sent you an email
by Fire_chief
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: Compression test

Mario, it is still the same process.
The only thing different is that you get to turn the engine over with the crank
by Fire_chief
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 17
Views: 2037

Re: A real barn find

That's like the 15 touring I found in a cow barn a few years ago. I brought it home, and now it sits untouched in a hay barn. Really can't decide what to do with it.
by Fire_chief
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McPherson, Kansas Museum Exhibit - Model T's!
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: McPherson, Kansas Museum Exhibit - Model T's!

That is a very impressive display. I can see that a lot of planning went into it. Those that helped with the display are to be commended also. Hopefully the students will follow in the footsteps of their instructors, and continue on to achieve greatness on their own. Thanks Chris for sharing this.
by Fire_chief
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Re: Check this out

The top one is "T" screwdriver. The bottom one is not.
by Fire_chief
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brakes on the rear
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Disc brakes on the rear

Discs are great. I put them on my 22 touring. Planning on adding them to some of my others. They work going forward and REVERSE, dry and wet. There is no need to wash the wheels after driving in wet conditions. As far as overdriving, we only travel as fast as the slowest car anyway. Go ahead, put th...
by Fire_chief
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

It could have been built in late 1913, but it is the improved 1914 body style. The rear seat won't fall off if the doors are open...
by Fire_chief
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2052

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

One of my '14s was a daily driver for an undertaker up into the '50s.
I'm in the middle of a complete restoration now.
A few more parts to paint, and then on to the upholstery and top.
by Fire_chief
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

It should. You have to lift the front of the engine really high to get the pedals under the firewall.
Good luck.
by Fire_chief
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 E&J Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: 1911 E&J Lights

Sent you a pm.
by Fire_chief
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale- Brass Spare Tire Lock
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: For Sale- Brass Spare Tire Lock

I got one when I bought an '87 Bronco.
Now I use it on the spare tire of my '22.
by Fire_chief
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass radiator front cosmetics?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Brass radiator front cosmetics?

I had mine fixed by applying gold leaf over the solder.
by Fire_chief
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Different....
Replies: 21
Views: 1971

Re: Different....

Both of you are right, in a way.
Tripple twist horns are bell up.
Latter horns, like on 13 and 14's are bell down.
by Fire_chief
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 12’s
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: 12’s

Both cars in the 1st picture are 12's. Both have the fore doors, and the rear doors are hinged in the front. The car on the right does have a 14 windshield.
by Fire_chief
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

I took my wife and daughters out for ice cream one evening, and two elderly women passed our T and asked if I drove it there...
"NOPE, the kids pushed it here, and they are going to push us home when they finish their ice cream"
by Fire_chief
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1916 Coupelet Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 2139

Re: 1916 Coupelet Restoration

Nice Russ. Does that mean we get to judge both next year?
by Fire_chief
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions

Also consider that the car will bounce within the trailer when traveling. Extra height will be needed. Ask me how I know.
by Fire_chief
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 Pin stripe
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

Re: 1913 Pin stripe

Good luck at the Grand Nationals, hope to see you there. The other Charlie.
by Fire_chief
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: True Fire Ignition

I have removed 3 units from my cars.
I now run I-Timers. Worth the effort to change over.
by Fire_chief
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Real Men Use Three Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Real Men Use Three Pedals

How about making another one.
Real women use three pedals. My daughters would use that one. Thanks
by Fire_chief
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who manufactured hinges?
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Who manufactured hinges?

Could also be Corbin, they were in New Britain CT. Near Stanley
by Fire_chief
Wed May 20, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Before and After

Looks great. Only took 3 years, thats good also. Now go and enjoy it.
by Fire_chief
Tue May 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new I timer
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: The new I timer

Mike allowed me to be a beta tester for the I-Timer. I took my 14 to his house, where he adjusted my rebuilt coils using the ECCT. After that I test drove the T. We then installed the I-Timer. We then drove the car again. Both times the car ran better. I was impressed to the point where I am now run...
by Fire_chief
Wed May 13, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Side lamp brackets for early 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Side lamp brackets for early 1914

I believe the ones to the right are the correct ones.
by Fire_chief
Sun May 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS 1912 cast iron Stewart drive
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: FS 1912 cast iron Stewart drive

I 'll take it. Charlie
by Fire_chief
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

Don't think it is a Ford. Looks like a twin to the ambulance in the background.
by Fire_chief
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Board under Rear Seat.
Replies: 21
Views: 2321

Re: Board under Rear Seat.

That's exactly what it is for. If you have two or three people in the rear seat, it helps support their weight. It also keeps the cushion from coming into contact with the side curtains.
by Fire_chief
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 4834

Re: New guy here

Congratulations on your new car.
Get it running and enjoy it the way it is.
Join a local club, and you will find instant help.
by Fire_chief
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new project just got home
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: A new project just got home

Great start. Is that a 14 coil box?
by Fire_chief
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Stewart speedometer drives
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: FS Stewart speedometer drives

Interest in 1912 drives, if other falls through.
by Fire_chief
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Are these Parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: What Are these Parts?

The one on the left holds the windshield to the dash
by Fire_chief
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TIME OUT!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: TIME OUT!!!!

I did some social distancing yesterday also.
The kids came over, and took out their 22 touring. My wife and I took the 12. We did around 20 miles also. Best therepy there is.
by Fire_chief
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!
Replies: 10
Views: 2283

Re: Period Picture- That's Gonna Leave A Mark!

The fire truck is an Ahrens Fox. It has right hand drive, and a midship pump. Most Fox's had a piston pump mounted in front of the motor.
The windshield is a "Cambridge " windshield, which was simular to side curtains, used in cold weather.
by Fire_chief
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 3177

Re: Adjusting coils

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to beta test the I-Timer. I trailered my 14 touring to Mikes house, where he used the ECCT to adjust my coils. There was a noticeable difference in the way it ran. We then installed the I-Timer, and went for another ride. Again, there was a great difference...
by Fire_chief
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Philly PA tour anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: new philly pa tour anyone

I have already registered for this tour. Will be bringing 2 cars again this year. Sounds like this one will be another good one.
by Fire_chief
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Look what I found to go with the speedster project.

The friend that I got my '14 from was driving down the road, and a gentleman saw him, and stopped him. He told my friend to wait a minute, and returned with a pair of driving gloves identical to those. I did inherit the gloves when I bought the car.
by Fire_chief
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter ride in Russia
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: Winter ride in Russia

My T"s go better backwards in the New England snow. Getting them back into their trailers is a chore.
by Fire_chief
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Miss America riding in class
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Miss America riding in class

Dennis, if you can't make the Macy's day parade I can fill in for you...
by Fire_chief
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A puzzling problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Re: A puzzling problem

Make sure the axle shim is not touching the rear bearing.
This happened to a good friend of mine. The result was a bearing that lost all the lube, and seized to the axle.
by Fire_chief
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: JNO W Brown 110 1913 side lamp parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: JNO W Brown 110 tail lamp parts

That is a 13 sidelight
by Fire_chief
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about new tool??
Replies: 31
Views: 4132

Re: Question about new tool??

Where were these threads used?
by Fire_chief
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Duct Hunt with the T
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Duct Hunt with the T

There were people in Conn. talking about the duck hunt this weekend.
Sounds like a great idea.
by Fire_chief
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newest T fan!
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Newest T fan!

Congratulations on the newest T fan.
That's the age both my daughters began their T journeys.
Both are now in their 30's, and have T's of their own.
The best memories, are having them do a father/daughter restoration project.
by Fire_chief
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone know what these are for?
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Anyone know what these are for?

I believe they hook on the rungs of a ladder,to support scaffolding
by Fire_chief
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

I've been driving T's with Ruckstell's since I was 10 years old. I was taught to start out with the rear in low, go from trans low to high, then shift the rear to high. When going along and going up a hill, and the engine starting to loose power, shift the rear into low. The important thing is to no...
by Fire_chief
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Rootlieb sheet metal parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Rootlieb sheet metal parts

While in California a few years back, my wife and I visited the facility. Tom treated us to the best tour of his establisment that anyone could expect. He took the time to show us how his products were made. All the beading and crowning is done by hand. Even with all this labor, the products are sti...
by Fire_chief
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brasco horn
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Brasco horn

I'll take it.
Charlie 203.641.1786
by Fire_chief
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Iron fastener placement
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Top Iron fastener placement

Check with Pete Ratledge in Townsend Del. He did the top on his '11 the correct way, with the authentic fasteners.
by Fire_chief
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT-thinking about a Model A to go with our T
Replies: 14
Views: 2617

Re: OT-thinking about a Model A to go with our T

That is one good looking car. The people in Model A clubs, are just as friendly and caring as those in the T clubs. I grew up with both an A and a T. My sister gravitated to the A, and I was interested in the T. Both are good cars. I now have 8 T's, and she has just as many A's. So I would say "go f...
by Fire_chief
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to confirm the year of this tailight
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Help to confirm the year of this tailight

13 and 14 were both black and brass.
Great find.
by Fire_chief
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Is this a 1909-10 coil box?

Looks like the one in my '12
by Fire_chief
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very good stuff (1911-1914-1926) for sales at Hershey*SOLD OUT*
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: Very good stuff (1911-1914-1926) for sales at Hershey

How about top bow pieces for a 12 touring?
by Fire_chief
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Carburetors - will be at Hershey 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Brass Carburetors - will be at Hershey 2019

Glad you be there. I need a Holly G (pat pending) and one for my '12 Holly H-1. If you would be so kind as to put them aside for me. Thanks, Charlie
by Fire_chief
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

Re: Taking my 1911 Model T for a spin

That was a great video. I watched it while eating my lunch, made for a good lunch stop. See you at Hershey next month.
by Fire_chief
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 coil box w/ coils
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: 1915 coil box w/ coils

I'm interested. Will call you in am.
Charlie
by Fire_chief
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Napa tour - bummer
Replies: 38
Views: 5698

Re: Napa tour - bummer

My SIL had the same problem, 2 weeks prior to the MTFCI tour in PEI this year. He heard a new noise, and asked my opinion. Turned out that one tripple gear bushing was well worn out. Through a major effort, the engine was pulled, trans taken apart, and a new bushing was machined and installed. When ...
by Fire_chief
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Boot
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Top Boot

Try Mike from Classtique.
He makes a great, and accurate top boot.
by Fire_chief
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you imagine ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: Can you imagine ???

I wonder what type of oil he was using.
by Fire_chief
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 3581

Re: Cleaning

My cleanup from the red dirt tour was easy. I hit every water puddle on the paved roads afterwards, and the dirt washed itself off. That's Connecticut Yankee thinking.
by Fire_chief
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: Model T Day at Fosterfields Morristown N.J.

Had a great time there last, brought my 14. Unfortunately this year, it's the same day as our fire department annual carnival. Hopefully next year, the dates won't coincide.
by Fire_chief
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 4127

Re: Coils

I am currently running on coils rebuilt by Ron. Both Ron and Brent do good work. I am also currently running I-Timers in my 12 and 14. Both cars run trouble free, and I will also be changing over my 22 to the I-Timer soon. Two of the three electronic ignition systems that I previously bought are hav...
by Fire_chief
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 2056

Re: Old Photo - Sturgeon & Model T

So, if there is a doctor's coupe, this must be a sturgeon's touring.
by Fire_chief
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to me 26 Touring paint question
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: New to me 26 Touring paint question

Easier to take the hood. There is enough of a flat surface so that the paint Store can match it
by Fire_chief
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas headlight glass
Replies: 10
Views: 1914

Re: Gas headlight glass

1/4 in is what he used
No gasket, but he put silicone around it, to help hold it
by Fire_chief
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas headlight glass
Replies: 10
Views: 1914

Re: Gas headlight glass

I took my rim to a glass cutter. He cut it 1/8th smaller for expansion. Was cheap to do.
by Fire_chief
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1912 touring car boot for pattern or usable top and boot
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: WTB: 1912 touring car boot for pattern or usable top and boot

Mike from Classtique makes an awesome top boot.
Give him a call. He made the one for my 14, and it fits perfectly. A 12 boot is 4 inches wider, but the same design.
by Fire_chief
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your model T in June
Replies: 97
Views: 17195

Re: What did you do with your model T in June

I took the 26 Touring to the AACA Grand National in Auburn. Lots of Ts there. I followed Mark and Phil Eyre in. They were showing their 11 Commercial Runabout. This was a great show. No idea if I won anything but I'm okay either way. 20190601_154134.jpg20190601_154134.jpg You got a Repeat senior. C...
by Fire_chief
Tue May 28, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer free start?
Replies: 26
Views: 3809

Re: I Timer free start?

I chose the I timer for the simple fact that you can use your magneto with it. Most of my cars don't have a starter or generator.
Mike Kosser set up my coils, and also helped install the timer. Never had a better running T.
by Fire_chief
Thu May 23, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions On How To Get This Out, Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: Suggestions On How To Get This Out, Please!

I'm pretty sure you have to lift the body.
Engineering never planned for tank removal.
Good luck
by Fire_chief
Sun May 05, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Western Mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2373

Re: Western Mass?

Plan on going to Lang's BBQ on the 18th. You can meet up with lots of T people there. Shopping, eating, and meeting lots of great people. They always go above and beyond when planning their get together. The afternoon tour is always well planned out.
by Fire_chief
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 9431

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

I believe it was the one piece, when I saw it.
by Fire_chief
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 16961

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

I met Mike Kosser at Hershey years ago, He was in the process of testing his I-Timer. After talking to him for 30 minutes I was impressed with his products. Mike allowed me to beta test the I-Timer. I trailered my ,14 to his house, where he used the ECCT to set up my coils (which had previously been...
by Fire_chief
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Hubcaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3964

Re: 1912-1913 Hubcaps

'12 polished brass, '13, background painted black.
by Fire_chief
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo Amsterdam 1914-15? Paleis voor volksvlijt
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: Old photo Amsterdam 1914-15? Paleis voor volksvlijt

Possible double exposure?
Some papers on desk look suspect, so do people in background.
by Fire_chief
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring
Replies: 56
Views: 9431

Re: Rip Van Winkle 1916 Touring

I stopped by to have a good look at this 16.
It's just as original as the 15 I picked up 2 years ago.
Alex still has the original cardboard which was under the rear seat, to keep the side cutrains from getting scratched.
by Fire_chief
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E & J Chimney Tops ?
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: E & J Chimney Tops ?

610-614-1943. Ron Gocek
by Fire_chief
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E & J Chimney Tops ?
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: E & J Chimney Tops ?

Try Vintage Brass Works, Nazareth Pa.
by Fire_chief
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Rhindbeck NY car show and swap meet?

The aerodrome is not usually open at the time of the meet. There are some T parts for sale, but not to many. Several of us T people will be there Sunday, come join us.
by Fire_chief
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Invited to an invatation only car show,
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

Re: Invited to an invatation only car show,

Be careful wearing flannel when welding. I set a brand new shirt on fire teaching my students one day. I had to take it off quickly so as not to get too burnt.
by Fire_chief
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jan/February MT Times
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: Jan/February MT Times

Gordon, I had the pleasure to be parked by you on two occasions. The first was the MTFCI tour this summer, and the second was at OCF in September. You do have a very presentable T. There are very few T's that are 100% correct, but yours is close. Everyone has the right to change their car for their ...