It's a sad day when I go through every page of Langs and Snyder's catalogs and cant find anything I need or want. Sure sign that maybe Iv been in the hobby to long.
Ah, so true. Made me laugh.
I was thinking the same thing about Bob's free shipping forum offer yesterday. Maybe next if there is one.
Maybe on the next drive, if you're lucky, something will break to cause you to long for the days when there was nothing you needed. That is one good thing about the Model T. When you least expect it, something will break or give out that will keep you busy for the next weekend, or the next month. Keeps you on your toes and keep Snyder's and Lang's in business. Jim Patrick
Look through Mac's catalog. Maybe the color pictures will inspire you.
In reality, I'd rather go to a swapmeet and find original parts.
Ah Will...I think I figured it out for you, you only have one car?
Therein rests the problem...get up to 3 or 4 and there is always 'something' one of them always needs
Other than that and with 11" or so of snow today, you can always go over to Hamilton Honda and watch the symphony of a commando trained snow removal army v. a dealers lot of 500+cars...and since their policy is to have the cars back in place ON the lot, bone dry, and when the last snowflake falls have it down to blacktop as if it never even snowed...oh my...maybe I should just go and play with the snowblower here as watching snow plowed would be a sign of having way too much time on my hands....
It wouldn't be the first time I used the Mac's catalog to see what I wanted to order from Lang's.
Good answer Hal. LOL I've done that.
Had the same problem - so I sold one of my T's and bought an A, but after a while I seem to have the same problem again, so I'm adding a starter to a 13 for an elderly club member who can't crank any more.
Not sure what to do once I'm done spending his money...
Everyone who has nothing to buy could donate to my current money pit project. Mine is in the "It needs everything catagory".
Ha, me and Donnie! You guys make me wanna vomit. "Nothing I need." Psshhh!!! I could probably use something on darn near every page.
Ya'll could always donate some parts to a worthy cause!!! *cough* Mae West Shackles or brass twist oiler king pins *cough*
And half my problem is the stuff I need that ISN'T in those catalogues. Valve seat cutters, engine balancing, a Mark Chaffin BB head kit . . . sigh.
Hellooooooooo.... What does need have to do with buying t parts ?
I'd bet if Bob made a typo, you'd all find something you need. When I first read the title of his post I read shopping.
Allan from down under.
Seth, Donnie and I are in the same boat we need parts that can't be ordered from a catalog and the main question with projects like mine are where should I start and what parts should I order first.
Its even more sad to find out that once you become married valentines day becomes a cheap gift holiday. I was hopin for a langs gift card like xmas. Feel like I have been had!
Is Michael Grady is the only one with a bit of reality?
Right - Fred,.....like the chrome plated lug nuts I'm about to order!
I could use a set of .060 over high compression pistons and rings if someone has a good used set at a good price; otherwise I'll be forced to order new.
Ugh... I will never loose my need for T parts but I had a moment over the holidays and bought a 30 Model A Standard Coupe. I requested catalogs from the usual vendors. Most of them let me know that they would send me a catalog in a month or 2. I got Snyder's catalog in about 4 days. What can I say, I have bought a bunch of A parts from them. Its been over a month and I Still am waiting for catalogs from the other vendors. Guess who my first choice will be to buy my A parts from?
Paul - As much as I love Model T's, I did the same thing a couple months ago,......I bought a '29 Model A Briggs Town Sedan. (....mostly because my three T's are open cars, so the T's will be for summer and the "A" Sedan for winter and "iffy" spring & fall weather) The elderly fellow (86) I bought the Model A from absolutely "raved" about the good service he'd always experienced from "Mike's "A" Ford-Able Parts" in Maysville, GA. In fact, he gave me their most current catalog, and I've already used them, with very good results. Excellent catalog & website, and they even have a phone number for Model A "technical support". One really nice feature of their catalog is that if you specify what particular body style Model A you have, they'll send you a catalog with about 3/4 of it being their "General Model A Catalog", with a special section in the back especially devoted to the particular body style of your Model A. My "Mike's" catalog has 80 additional pages in the back, strictly devoted to sedans. Both the General section as well as the specialized section are completely indexed. Request a catalog Paul and I think you'll be quite impressed as I was,....FWIW,.......harold
Paul - I just checked to be sure, they do have a catalog with the additional section for coupes,...don't forget to "specify"!
I have to admit, I forget all about Mike's. When I restored my '29 Town Sedan, I bought mostly from Bratton's. Mike's is a lot closer which should mean UPS Ground would be overnight for me. But I seldom have a need for Model A parts anymore. It has been very reliable and just doesn't break down. Of course driving the T a lot more keeps the A in good condition.
Hey Terry I have a set however you might need new rings cause I am missing 2 of them
Thanks to all of you who recommended Model A vendors! I will check them out. My point was that when I requested catalogs on line a month ago I got return e-mails that I would receive them in a month or so. The reason I asked for catalogs was I was in the market for A parts. Snyders sent me a catalog instead of a response e-mail. Why would a vendor's wait to send the info to someone who wants to buy parts? Just saying....