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by Fozz71
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?

Well -they may have discontinued of May 1915 on paper, but this seems a legit plate based on its age, font and style. So as of 1916 looks like they were still using them, at least some manufacturers were.
by Fozz71
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Thanks Bob, I was thinking of that too. I just don’t know if I have another spare chunk of change to drop on a motor.

Thank you,
Jim
by Fozz71
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Gene,
What is the thickness of the brass shim stock that you have used in the past? Did you smear the RTV all over the shim stock first before sticking it to the crack?

Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Here's the news as of today, the evidence shows that the motor has been recently rebuilt with new .060 pistons and valves, and is very clean, and the two weepy spots looks to have been repaired at some point and tiny holes have re-emerged. The head was clean and crack free and so is the deck. Here a...
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?

Okay retro, I'll shoot some pics tomorrow.
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Just went out to check and I think I may have bigger problems- I'm leaking from the water jacket in two places.
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: Leak from head gasket.

Gotcha, will do- I have to fix an exhaust leak and my timer is getting rubbed by the fan belt, once I fix those things then I'll fire it back up. I did check the head bolts today and they were 45lbs of torque after I had it running.
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak from head gasket.
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Leak from head gasket.

Fired up my '15 for the first time and she ran like a top for about 2 minutes. I just wanted to do a short run and determine what needs to be done next. After I shut her down I found a little leak of coolant down the side coming from the head gasket. Just to be sure, sounds like pulling the head is ...
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?

Thank you for the help, my title says 1915 but we all know that could be incorrect. The engine number on my car is # 1182437
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Location of 1915 body serial number plate?
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Location of 1915 body serial number plate?

When I bought my 1915 Runabout, this plate was in with a pile of parts. Can someone tell me the correct location for it? Thank you!

Jim
by Fozz71
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Nice Set of Two 30 X 3 1/2 and Two 30 X 3 Tires
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: For Sale: Nice Set of Two 30 X 3 1/2 and Two 30 X 3 Tires

Sent you a PM about shipping to 60543?
by Fozz71
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Restored 1918 Illinois Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: For Sale: Restored 1918 Illinois Plates

They deserve to be on a car! Anyone want to buy them?
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Restored 1918 Illinois Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: For Sale: Restored 1918 Illinois Plates

Hi Mike, came with a set of another plates off eBay.
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank cleaner?
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Gas tank cleaner?

Rich- what type: rubbing, methyl, ethyl, Everclear, etc?
by Fozz71
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas tank cleaner?
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Gas tank cleaner?

What solvent or chemical (lacquer thinner, mineral spirits, etc) is good to pour into a gas tank that has sat for awhile to drain out through the potato for a general cleaning?

Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Restored 1918 Illinois Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

For Sale: Restored 1918 Illinois Plates

Restored matching set of nice heavy Illinois 1918 license plates. Asking $45 or best offer, plus shipping. Contact Jim 630-935-8561 text/call. Located in Oswego, IL.
by Fozz71
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Roadster Top Iron & Bow Set
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: FS: Roadster Top Iron & Bow Set

Irons have been sold, thanks to the forum!
by Fozz71
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Roadster Top Iron & Bow Set
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: FS: Roadster Top Iron & Bow Set

Thanks Steve!
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Roadster Top Iron & Bow Set
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

FS: Roadster Top Iron & Bow Set

For sale is a nice restored solid set of Model T Roadster bows & Irons. They are the squared type and have good wood bows and nice irons without any damage. I prefer not to ship them unless someone wants to pay for packing & shipping- your nickel. Located in Oswego, IL. Email, text or call Jim 630-9...
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1st Model T wanted Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: 1st Model T wanted Indiana

I'll second that Bob's '25 is a sweet time capsule and a car with historic integrity, if I didn't have a full garage I'd be hauling it home.
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Engine Head decision, what would you do?

Yes, the engine always turns over without problem and has fresh oil in it. I'll start er up and see how she runs.
by Fozz71
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?
Replies: 25
Views: 4362

Re: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?

I highly suggest that if you choose to go with a two stage paint (Urethane+hardener) you’ll want to invest in a breathing apparatus otherwise you will harden your lungs.

For that reason, if for no other, consider a single stage enamel.
by Fozz71
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Set of Top to Windshield Straps
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Wanted: Set of Top to Windshield Straps

This is a longshot but does anyone have a set of top to windshield straps & buckles for a '12-'15 style top? Before I buy new I wanted to see if an extra set is lying around out there for a little less. Working on a budget.

Thanks
Jim
by Fozz71
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Engine Head decision, what would you do?

Thanks John, I added new coils, new belt, new hoses, checked the timer, drained the tank, radiator and oil and did a general "tune up" on a forgotten car and am ready to paint the old tired-looking motor. Maybe I'll run it and then decide if it needs a new head gasket.
by Fozz71
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Engine Head decision, what would you do?

Hey gents – the car has never run in my possession, so there are no negative symptoms. I just felt it better to inspect the pistons and valves and get a new head gasket on it and decarbonize at the same time.

Maybe I’ll start with a compression test first.
by Fozz71
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Engine Head decision, what would you do?

Alright gents, before I go further I want to ask for your opinion, I have my Touring motor stripped down and intended to refresh the components and give her a general going over since the car hasn't been run in years. My plan is to remove the head, clean, inspect and put a fresh gasket and bolts bac...
by Fozz71
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Hand Operated Horn Bracket
Replies: 0
Views: 578

WANTED: Hand Operated Horn Bracket

I have a hand-operated aooogah horn made by EA Laboratories but am missing the mounting bracket- does anyone have a bracket that may work with this manufacture of horn? Here are a few pics of the case.

Thanks!
Jim
by Fozz71
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Brass Radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: FS: Brass Radiator

Tentatively spoken for pending payment.
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Brass Radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 808

FS: Brass Radiator

For Sale: came off a 1915 T, brass aftermarket radiator with honeycomb re-core. Good thick solid pipes, brass repop cap and was on my '15 before a new one was added (before me). Pick up only, located in Oswego, IL. 45min west of Chicago. $150 or best offer.

Thanks,
Jim 630-935-861 text/call
by Fozz71
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?

See, this is what I mean when I tell folks that half the battle with Model T's the support and creative help from other owners- thanks to all for the superb ideas and support!

You guys are the best!
Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?

Allan, the radiator is a reproduction from Brassworks.
by Fozz71
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Suggestion on bending a radiator rod post?

My '15 radiator rod receiver has been slightly bent upwards from a previous owner, and before I do anything I wanted to ask the pros about strength of this part? What is the best way to bent this down ever so slightly to accept the radiator rod without sripping nor doing damage, or breaking the sold...
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?

Bob in Texas wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Yep. They are greys.


Very nice tires!
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?

Hey Bob in Texas, are you sure those are the gray tires, they look fairly white to my untrained eyes?

Just checking,
Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?

Thanks guys, that is fascinating and they certainly are in a class all their own. They distinctly don't pop like whites but do look unique from the common black tires.

Thanks again for taking time to post!
by Fozz71
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Anyone have pics of Gray Tires on T's?

I am looking around and can't say I've ever seen the smooth gray tires on early Model T's? Anyone have pics of the look?

Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?

Thanks Norman!
by Fozz71
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fair price for 26-27 wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Fair price for 26-27 wheels?

Hey guys, I have a person selling 26-27 wire wheels and I am not sure what a good price for 5 would be? If they are clan and painted- what is fair?

Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Identify a Straight Through NH carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1772

Re: How to Identify a Straight Through NH carb?

Where would this pot metal flapper be located at? Both butterflys are the standard steel and brass type so potmetal is gone, no wire has survived.
by Fozz71
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Identify a Straight Through NH carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1772

Re: How to Identify a Straight Through NH carb?

Well I guess I am selling mine on eBay, I didn't realize it was a straight through NH. If you want a nice solid complete one- take a peek.

Thanks for the help ID'ing them, I had no idea how to tell them apart.
by Fozz71
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Identify a Straight Through NH carb?
Replies: 8
Views: 1772

How to Identify a Straight Through NH carb?

Can anyone help me identify an NH carburetor and what is the way to ID a straight through carb?

Is it as simple as being able to see through it? Or are there salient features from the side to look for?

Thanks,
Jim
by Fozz71
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were these standard on tube stems?
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: Were these standard on tube stems?

Well I must say that I learned a lot from this thread- Schrader valve core removal tool. Nice!

Thanks fellers!
by Fozz71
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were these standard on tube stems?
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Were these standard on tube stems?

I found a bunch of these and my car had three on four of the tube stems, I wanted to ask if this was standard Ford equipment and should be on every stem?

Thanks, Jim
by Fozz71
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?

I ended up doing a very light wire wheeling with a soft wire, then buffing and polishing by hand. They turned out decently, and my car is a go car not a show car. They'll do just fine, take a peek.
by Fozz71
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?

Okay thanks guys! I appreciate the tips.
by Fozz71
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?

The hubcaps on my T are badly corroded and want to find out the best way to clean and bring them back to life?

Thanks,
Jim