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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: 1221

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: 1379

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: 1327

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: 1692

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: 901

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: 1046

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: 744

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: 482

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: 1498

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: 339

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: 413

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: 874

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: 1290

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: 2927

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: 754

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: 1082

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: 918

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: 905

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: 1604

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: 2323

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: 860

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: 1690

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: 1405

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: 1169

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: 1344

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: 925

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: 2804

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: 1263

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: 778

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: 757

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: 1330

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: 1361

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: 400

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: 522

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: 1719

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: 796

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: 830

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: 3016

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: 1539

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: 1933

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: 561

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: 4222

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: 724

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: 1314

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: 2519

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: 2630

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: 3078

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: 1410

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: 1274

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: 1289

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: 1289

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: 1389

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: 14302

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: 2653

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: 1312

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: 1633

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: 7375

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: 13413

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: 2888

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: 1785

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: 7375

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: 647

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: 647

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: 796

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: 2008

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: 1510

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 ...