What does the T world need?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:10 am:

Just wondering, what part or item would the T world need, want, or buy that is currently not available.

Many quality items are being made, but there must be several items we just cannot get that there would surely be a market for. What do you wish for?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adam Corts on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:15 am:

Air Pump Cup Leather

Holley NH Carb Bowls (Center and Side Drain)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:46 am:

NH center drain bowl is part #6202C from Lang's. I don't think anybody's making the side drain version.

An item I found unavailable recently is a correct rear spring bolt. I haven't checked, but that probably goes for the front too.

A nut used by Ford a lot is 1/4-20, but 1/2" across the flats and .165" high. I'll probably make my own.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 01:39 am:

More Kingston carb parts.
Head light sockets that put the current bulb filaments in the correct direction.
Spring center bolt with correct head.
Original style 2510 axle housing cap the correct size for early axles.
1926-27 gas tank.
Exhaust pipe with correct bends not the stainless steel one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 02:01 am:

Brand new, metal reproductions of running-board toolboxes, with locking keys, in three proportions:
"Battery-box," "Tall," "Long-&-short" (and of course, all three should be the same width; that of the running board).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Wicker on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:56 am:

Rear Spring perch.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warwick Landy on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 07:28 am:

1926/27 Radiator Surround


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 07:45 am:

That's not much. I bet the list is longer on a 10 year old modern.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chester Leighton on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:46 am:

26-27 coupe/pick up rear fenders in steel


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:56 am:

Mark, i had looked into the 26/27 gas tanks but the price and quantity were scary, $800.00 in lots of 400, this would be with a modern vented cap and no external overflow tube.

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:57 am:

E-timers :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Doolittle on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 09:33 am:

Knobby rear tires.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 09:43 am:




A Craig-Hunt shaft-driven head with the manifolds pump and the front plate.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:15 am:

I'll second the vote for the exhaust pipe with the correct bends.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:46 am:

Really decent video's available to every one. Possibly on You Tube. Replacing bands, rear end re-building, setting mains & rods, coil re-building, valve setting & adjusting. Add to the list as you see fit. The jobs on a T that look easy aren't and the jobs that look tough aren't. Every things on the interweb. Except what people don't put there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:51 am:

I think a nice New Day timer repo would be nice. The technology for a good material surely has to be available.
The repo brushes are pretty good. Now all we need is the timer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:00 am:

$800 for a gas tank is steep!

More to add;
Fiber driven gear for AC speedometer
Cam gear for Atwater-Kent LA distributor in Std. and over sized.
New Day timer made of better material.
Rear axle gears.
Rod dippers made to fit cap so they don't have to be re-worked to fit.

All the items suggested so far, would be nice to have them in at least one or two of the major catalogs, not just for a few buyers sold by word of mouth or in one of the fine publications.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:31 am:

Brass floats similar to NH floats made to fit the earlier carbs. The cork floats seem to be the main reason people change to an incorrect NH. I know they have the new plastic like material to make your own floats from but that requires fabrication. Most people can't or do not want to fab them up. rain gutters and side trim for the wood firewalls (1919 to 1922 I think) A SCATT crank that fits into a T block with no modification to inspection cover supports. I know with the skill it took to make it in the first place they could have made it a little smaller at the counterweight area.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:42 am:

Luzianne is the best.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:01 pm:

Quality 26-27 ammeter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:12 pm:

Donnie --The new-material floats are available for the Holley G carbs. You do need to have a good hinge from a cork float, but it's easy to install on the new float. I agree that a brass one would be nice, but the composite ones work OK.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:50 pm:

I understand that new, correct exhaust pipes are on the way. I can't give details since I don't have permission from the maker.

Steve, sent you a PM about the nuts you're looking for. I make them along with other correct nuts and bolts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 01:12 pm:

Yes to brass floats, but also some of the other parts you can get for NH but not for G and other earlier carburetors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 03:20 pm:

R.V., that is good news about the exhaust pipe. Keep us posted! Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 03:24 pm:

R.V., that is good news about the exhaust pipe. Keep us posted! Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 04:36 pm:

Rear steel corner panels for the 17-21 touring 5 piece rear body.

Charlie B. - The video's you speak of are available through the vendors or MTFCA. I know for a fact that the coil rebuilding video staring The Coilman Ron Patterson is excellent. We used several of the other videos in our high school shop class speedster project.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:03 pm:

For purchase? I'm talkin' free here. I don't know. enlighten me. And tell Steve J. He was havin' trouble with his band replacement job.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Haynes on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:09 pm:

Early two piece timers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:11 pm:

Correct headlamp bulbs and quality roller timers.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:12 pm:

New casting of the end piece that is riveted to the two-piece drive-shaft tube (end that bolts against the short universal joint piece).
New casting of the center clam-shell pieces for 1912 rear end housing.
casting


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave DeYoung on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:43 pm:

Steering gear ball arm (Pitman arm) #3547 that is correct for 26-7. The later have a different angle to compensate for the lowering of the chassis.

Draglink(s)

Are they going to make the exhaust pipe as one piece into the muffler body?

26-7 horn bracket with correct material thickness and proper gussets.

Replacement thermometer for the motometer.

6v led tail light bulb that will fit in the 24-7 tail light housing.

Silvered headlight reflectors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 05:44 pm:

Rear axle bearings
New lightweight rods
Top Hat Oilers


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 06:06 pm:

I agree totally with the six items Donnie Brown and Paul Mikeska posted. I'd buy them today. Also correct running board splash shield with the rear bulge (1913 -16) would be most welcome. Also cast trim for around rear runabout deck 1913-22? and same pieces for around top of rear seat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 07:11 pm:

30x3 and 30x3 1/2 tires that last longer than 5,ooo miles!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 07:46 pm:

Clincher tires sizes mentioned above made in USA!! Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:09 pm:

Floor mats that fit each year, without the stupid part numbers cast into the TOP surface.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:30 pm:

The guy that makes new TT closed cab doors will be a rich man.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:32 pm:

How about no more rear end collisions!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Taylor on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:37 pm:

AC speedometer: Cable, swivel and wheel gear.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 08:54 pm:

The cable housing is easy, just do an AC speedometer search in Ebay there are usually a number of them.
The wheel gears come up often on Ebay also.
The swivel (not really a swivel its a direct drive no reduction), not so much. If you are looking to mount it on the passenger side, that will be real hard to find.
The cable for inside should be able to be made by a good speedometer repair shop.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Schedler, Sacramento on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 09:21 pm:

Front spring perches with a long enough threaded area to accommodate aTop and BOTTOM wishbone connection.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:05 pm:

One thing our T forum world could use is a little less negativity from the "My way or the highway members" Just my .02.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:10 pm:

How about 1925 open car floormats?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 10:22 pm:

Clutch pedal shafts with the holes in the right locations, good quality cotton transmission bands, good quality repo U-joints, oil dippers that fit right without modifying, quality 26/27 ammeters, new steering gear cases, correct spring tie bolts, american made tires, new cowl tanks, new exhaust pipe and muffler like the originals , new bushings for Hassler shocks, pitman arm puller, new brushes for crystal timers, new winter radiator covers would also be nice.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 12:06 am:

Stephen,Hassler bushings were only 1/16 inch thick.Same ID as Model T,but only 1.2 as thick.Best fix is to ream them out to accept the Model T bushings.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 01:33 am:

Ross steering box


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Clipner-Los Angeles on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 02:44 am:

A good 5 cent cigar


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 04:30 pm:

Keith
The Ross box project is coming along. Hopefully in 2014!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 04:47 pm:

Jack, that's what I had to do but, it would be nice to not have to modify original parts.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike_black on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 06:51 pm:

I would love to have some of the correct "manhole" oilers, but I probably would not pay what the price would have to be!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 07:01 pm:

Is this a beauty pageant ?

World peace!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 07:29 pm:

Correct late Ruckstell "Big Drum" I.D. plates.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 01:30 am:

Barn finds. LOTS more barn finds.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 07:54 am:

What about the thin brass channel that runs on the inside of the windshield frame?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brendan Doughty on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:02 am:

rebabitted rods that are supplied with the correct length bolts so you can install rod dips and still get the cotter pins in.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Knowles - Moncton, New Brunswick on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:19 am:

1926-27 rear spring perches.
last time I ordered no 1926-27 brake cams in stock.
patch panels for 26-27 touring for top section between the doors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Robison on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:49 am:

Brendan call up Ford-N-More they have the fix for your rod issue.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Penserini on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 12:14 pm:

Pre tar Scandinavia bands !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Martin Vowell, Sylmar, CA on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 10:10 pm:

Spoke Jack and a selection of tenon shims...nobody is making those. For those times when respoking just isn't warranted.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:38 pm:

Verne,Glass setting channel is available from venders.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 07:41 am:

Jack,
Thanks! I didn't look before posting. Years ago (1975?) I had my '27 Touring windshield done and they used a cork tape because we couldn't find anything. I have not really paid much attention to it since that time but didn't remember seeing it in a catalog.
Verne


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave DeYoung on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:50 pm:

Verne: The 26-7 models except for maybe the Fordor did use tape or fabric to set the windshield.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Baughman on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 02:07 pm:

I would like to have a good set of directions, video/booklet, showing how to, correctly, install the roof and interior upholstery in a 1917 touring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glen Chaffin on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 05:00 pm:

Brendan, We manufacture new rod bolts that are longer to accomodate the new oilers Glen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 07:48 pm:

Well Dave D., maybe I did get an authentic job on my windshield. It didn't have any glass in it. I took it to the local antique auto glass installing experts and what I got back was similar to what you described.
Thanks!!!
Verne


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Deckman, Ogden Utah on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 01:58 pm:

Young T owners!!!!!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jay fredrickson on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 07:44 pm:

gas tanks that fit 26-27 t touring. i haven't seen any yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Erbach on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:04 am:

A repro nickel plated radiator shell for a 26


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andre Valkenaers on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 01:10 am:

Young T owners and "Flying Doctors" to find solution to all the questions.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Miller, Mostly in Dearborn on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 07:55 am:

The cast grommet for the curtain rod on '26 open doors

The nickel plated cover that goes over the dash light.

26-27 Brake levers for the rear axle.

The stepped side curtain fasteners that go on the top irons on 26-27 open cars. I know and Model T and Model A is using the inner half, it seems that only the outer portion needs to be tooled up.

Original style metal fasteners for interior panels on steel doors. The plastic ones are too thick.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:42 am:

Some of ya'll older T owners should bequeath your T and T knowledge to us younger T owners! LOL

If anyone needs to be rid of a '16 or older touring car, my wife would be tickled. She got to ride in a friend's '15 wide track touring and fell in love. I told her it's gonna be hard to put the speedster on pause long enough to save for a whole other car. Also - I would be thrilled to be entrusted with a TT!

Some of you guys have WAY too many T's, at least more than you can fool with. I'll be glad to help with the foolin' department. =)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 03:37 pm:

Mr. Brown of OK was making the brass floats. When he died, someone bought the dies and I have not heard what happened? They worked great, but they were costly. That may be the reason. I was going to make the Steven's frame, but when I got the cost together, no one would pay what it was going to take. Dan


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