Search found 82 matches

by BHarper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID Needed Please, Unknown Manifold Heater Shroud
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: ID Needed Please, Unknown Manifold Heater Shroud

Hello Tim, Well, that does look to be "same church, different pew." Thank you so very much. I wondered if it was for "one of them Bow Tie cars." Now to see if it can find a new home. This forum and all of its members is a wealth of knowledge. Thank you again, Bill
by BHarper
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID Needed Please, Unknown Manifold Heater Shroud
Replies: 5
Views: 324

ID Needed Please, Unknown Manifold Heater Shroud

Greetings All, This exhaust manifold heater shroud needs to leave my shelf for a new home. I have no idea what engine it is for. It is not for any Ford that I am familiar with. It looks to fit onto an exhaust manifold on the left side of the engine, given the orientation of the cast in letters. I l...
by BHarper
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOOK WHAT I FOUND
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: LOOK WHAT I FOUND

LIKE 764135.jpg
by BHarper
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: New NH and Vaporizor Float Valve install tool available

Hello Scott,

I will buy one of your Float Valve tools AND a float valve, too.

Sending an email as well. Thank you, Bill.
by BHarper
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Australia H-1
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Headed to Australia H-1

The Holley H-1 bears a resemblance to this carburetor made by the American Watch Tool Company of Waltham, Massachusetts. The big difference is that the body is made of aluminum. It has the same miserable style of float valve. I have done battle with it countless times, seldom with long lived succes...
by BHarper
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T era dealer badges / plaques
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Model T era dealer badges / plaques

Hi Mark,

There were a couple of posts about this topic on the old forum. There may be more. Here are two links. Enjoy. Bill

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/215469.html


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1420073941



by BHarper
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TW Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: TW Timer

Greetings All, I almost skipped this thread as I do not use a TW timer. I have nothing against them in any way, I just havent purchased one as I have working timers on my cars. This discussion of arcing and the burning of the insulating ring on the sides of the contact pad captured my interest as I...
by BHarper
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

Well, I did make my way out to where my HCCT is currently in storage. I could not make out any numbers on either side of the base of the machine. It has been painted and that may be obscuring any markings. Sorry. I did take a picture of it. I hope this is of some use. Thank you gentlemen for undert...
by BHarper
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers
Replies: 35
Views: 1213

Re: Looking for Ford HCCT Serial Numbers

I have one which is somewhat buried at this moment. I will dig my way to it tomorrow and look for a number.
by BHarper
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Correct Era Street Scenes, Dealerships, and Service Stations, etc.

My humble offering from my collection:

42045274_10155817240015036_4950430965236236288_n.jpg


78570684_2793762350648036_1975860968214757376_n.jpg
512159.jpg
665322.jpg
garage2-600x331.jpg
garage2-600x331.jpg (71.01 KiB) Viewed 351 times
by BHarper
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

A few more. Enjoy, and I wish for you Good Health and Happiness in the New Year, Bill. 325627.jpg 15747616_1381622181889132_1273665797472037363_n.jpg 81040948_10213191483896639_1285772805941493760_o.jpg 81073805_3074781575885131_8510297042109595648_n.jpg 26113760_1615932211835984_234038826626217611...
by BHarper
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

The book "This Was Trucking" contained several pictures by Darius Kinsey, a noted photographer of the period. He spent some amount of time in the Pacific Northwest documenting the logging industry. Here are two of those pictures. I think that the trucks may be Morgans. H1294-L15619861.jpg \ LogTruc...
by BHarper
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

Wishing You a Happy New Year.jpg

54798212_2679836562056285_3013437810372771840_n.jpg

49476324_10216156067986873_5431197471067865088_n.jpg
49425981_10214721890295256_2672667807958695936_n.jpg
49425981_10214721890295256_2672667807958695936_n.jpg (51.33 KiB) Viewed 369 times
49212598_10155748476445303_3431720650945855488_n.jpg
by BHarper
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1856

Re: Merry Christmas

326106.jpg
326106.jpg (88 KiB) Viewed 857 times
by BHarper
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Need help Id'ing this old car trunk.
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Need help Id'ing this old car trunk.

Hello Mack and Everyone, I, too, applaud your efforts to see if anyone is in need of that most interesting trunk and pickup bed. It reminds me of a similar, but earlier, unit seen at a swap meet by someone who posted pictures on the forum. I saved the pictures but, sadly, not the name of the poster...
by BHarper
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winters ride
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Winters ride

When I went for a mid-winter's romp some years ago, to escape cabin fever and to shake off the dust, I found myself on this snow covered dirt road. There were a few slippery places and I wished that I had my Weeds with me. I got home without undue trouble.

199158.jpg
[/size]
by BHarper
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wall Art
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Wall Art

This is in beautiful downtown Keene, New Hampshire and just a two or three minute walk from Central Square. There is a similar wall sign quite close to this one, but I have no picture of it. I shall try to capture an image of that one in the next few days to post here. 18198997_10154636501801819_19...
by BHarper
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pads around spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Pads around spark plugs

If you are wanting to keep water, from the rain or from washing your Model T, out of the spark plug depressions you could find or fabricate one of these period accessory troughs which catch the water and divert it away from the engine. 102_0253.JPG Of course, after washing your car you do open the ...
by BHarper
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update#2 first batch ready :Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??
Replies: 55
Views: 2200

Re: Stevens Tool Catalog. any interest in a run of reprints ??

Good Morning Donnie,

Please add my name to your list of those who want a copy. Thank you for undertaking this endeavour. Bill.
by BHarper
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

For Jim and others who have not been up close and personal with a Hand Cranked Coil Tester, they are heavy, top heavy, and unwieldy things. While there are several different styles regarding meter(s) and location of the coil receptacle, they all weigh about 100 pounds. HCCT Ford #18-Z-245.jpg They ...
by BHarper
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: big freeze
Replies: 30
Views: 1532

Re: big freeze

The Old Timers always recommended to put brook water in the cooling system and never pond water. The pond freezes over but the brook never has. Look in the barn now for your Weeds. Are they where you hung them after last winter? Mount them BEFORE the snow gets too deep. 15781766_1361502210566507_29...
by BHarper
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon

" I received an email of thanks from Melanie this morning... she's inundated..."

Wonderful! That is the best thing that I have heard all day.
by BHarper
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: ‘Understanding Your Brass Car’ by Harold Sharon

I will highly recommend this book. There are only a few Ford Model T specific tips in this book. Most of it regards construction and function of non-Ford automotive engineering. The well written and very understandable information is a pleasure to read and quite rewarding. "Huh, so THAT'S how it wo...
by BHarper
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2545

Re: How cold do you drive?

Marty, I just love that story.
It will live on for decades and grow better with each retelling. Bravo!!
by BHarper
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars
Replies: 62
Views: 2502

Re: Am I right to be upset? Children in old cars

On our way to prison: 36271746_10100166759619634_4806028628531871744_n.jpg These grandchildren of mine call the grandfather on their father's side "Grandpa." They distinguish me as "Grandpa Model T." If we do not introduce children to our cars who will be interested in them after we are gone?
by BHarper
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snowmobile chassis for sale at Hershey???
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Snowmobile chassis for sale at Hershey???

The sign on the RV indicates the New Hampshire vendor NH Snocar, started by Brian Moriarty:

https://nhsnocar.myshopify.com/
by BHarper
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New accessory item, GUESS
Replies: 43
Views: 2264

Re: New accessory item, GUESS

Bermuda Bell?
by BHarper
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2545

Re: How cold do you drive?

A few additional random snow themed pictures. 100_5830a.jpg R1-06626-018A_0001a.jpg The following pictures were taken years ago on the first day of spring. The precipitation was somewhere between wet snow and white rain. 199155.jpg Upper Arch Street at RR Tunnel .JPG I had taken the coupe out to ta...
by BHarper
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha's Last Hurrah
Replies: 45
Views: 2892

Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

I have never been to Chickasha. I did add it to my Bucket List when I began to create one a few years ago. I guess that I will now have to put together some sort of plan. There really are few items I truly need and seek, but it would be enjoyable to stroll the grounds and look. Meeting many of you ...
by BHarper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2545

Re: How cold do you drive?

Here are a few additional pictures to offer encouragement for you Intrepid Motorists. This is just a few miles from my home. Near Stonewall Farm 010.JPG A trip to the annual Ice Harvest at Musterfield Farm in North Sutton, NH was a 115 mile round trip. 719669 (1).jpg The Snowmobile Meet in Tamworth...
by BHarper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 2545

Re: How cold do you drive?

Here in New England and, I suppose, other northern climes, the last organized tour of the season is called The Frostbite Tour as the day may begin with the temperature in the low to mid thirties. The day may warm into the forties or even the fifties. There have been a few balmy tours resulting in t...
by BHarper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2680

Re: KIDS AND CARS

36271746_10100166759619634_4806028628531871744_n.jpg
36277452_10100166759534804_1760669508818698240_n.jpg
100_5374.JPG
Oct. 21 2017 thumbnail_20171121_142144.jpg
by BHarper
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***
Replies: 24
Views: 1087

Re: ***1920-1925 Fuel Tank Assembly & 1926-1927 Fordoor Sedans***

Hello Martin et al, Ford DID use cotter pins, split pins on the strap carriage bolts and plain hex nuts. I apologise for the poor picture quality. I always appreciate all of the time and effort which you put into your drawings. Thank you, Bill Gas Tank Strap Hardware 001.jpg Gas Tank Strap Hardware...
by BHarper
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gray tires
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Gray tires

Hi Richard, First, I don't have any gray tires, but I have replaced, just a few months ago, the all white tires on my Metz. They are PJA brand, size 30 x 3, and likely were mounted in the late '60s or early '70s when a previous owner restored the car. I have put maybe 250 to 300 miles on these tire...
by BHarper
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone give me info about this badge?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Can anyone give me info about this badge?

Hi Jim, Foe? Um, Friend Of Everyone? Well, that's what I will run with. Drive the cars, HAH! I haven't driven the Model T since July 7th and the Metz not since July 13th. My health is okay. I have been up to my eyeballs with, um, er, well, "things to do." Be well and keep the shiny side up, Bill
by BHarper
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Box
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: Battery Box

Hi Mark, This battery box was only used on the passenger car and never on the truck. It was mounted on the running board. This was used only in 1919 and the trucks did not get the starter/generator package until 1920 at the earliest. The trucks used the same battery box as used on the cars in the b...
by BHarper
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone give me info about this badge?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Can anyone give me info about this badge?

Hi Fred, That badge is from the MOALs. The Maine Obsolete Automobile League. Although the badge has the outline of a Model T radiator, I think that the club accepted all makes. I am not sure if they still are a functioning club and have meetings. Perhaps Mr. Google would know. Nice badge. Best Rega...
by BHarper
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Box
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Re: Battery Box

Hi Craig, If I recall correctly, Ford did supply that battery box in 1919 when they introduced the starter and generator on the closed cars. Apparently they didn't have ready the battery carrier and its box which we are so familiar with and, of course, the changes which would be required on the ass...
by BHarper
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

Steve's oil gauge:
Steve Jelf Oil Gauge 369916.jpg
[/size]
by BHarper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3469

Re: Post your favorite sign

I have not traveled up this road to confirm the accuracy of this sign.

Steep Hill Road 404.jpg
[/size]
by BHarper
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 49
Views: 4438

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Hi Dennis, Oh my goodness, that poor little car is LOADED! Is the rear suspension bottomed out? When you have a chance, could you share some pictures of the running board kitchen box and any other camping specific creations that you have on board? I am always on the lookout for ideas. I hope to do ...
by BHarper
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Buick barn find
Replies: 31
Views: 1908

Re: 1916 Buick barn find

Hi Robert, A few years ago an acquaintance bought a similar ('18 or '20??) Buick. Unrestored, very original and correct. It's engine was stuck, also. After some probing, he concluded that the waterpump was seized. On his car the the shaft from the distributor through the H2O pump and to the timing ...
by BHarper
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2385

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

I have shared these thoughts before: I do, genuinely, admire polished brass bits. I applaud the great amount of time, effort, and dedication which is needed to produce the brilliant shine, the warm glow, and the desired luster. I also understand that there is some therapeutic benefit to the time sp...
by BHarper
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 134
Views: 9364

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Hi Dave, Thank you for sharing the picture of the Rambler. It brought back memories of the two Ramblers which my parents had as my brother and I were growing up. There was a 1959 station wagon with those vestigial tail fins. Ours was light blue. Rambler 1959 627.jpg That car was replaced by a 1964 ...
by BHarper
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

As stated above, one can turn wood on a metal lathe. You can't turn metal on a wood lathe. You should try to keep the sawdust out of the "works." Cleaning that sawdust out of lubricated areas is a PIA. I often use aluminum foil to catch debris as it is created. It forms well to almost any shape and...
by BHarper
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 134
Views: 9364

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Wow Dave, that is quite a transformation!
Congratulations on a good looking job.
by BHarper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odd hubcap, white brass??
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Odd hubcap, white brass??

Ford DID use zinc hubcaps for a period of time during 1925.
by BHarper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 134
Views: 9364

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Rich Eagle wrote: " Those Metz cars are delightful and seem like good cars when adjusted properly." Rich, I am so pleased to hear you say that. I think that they are good, decent cars when properly dialed in and not at all deserving of the lousy reputation they suffer from now. Metz won the 1913 Gl...
by BHarper
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone identify this nos aftermarket radiator close to a Model T but taller
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Can anyone identify this nos aftermarket radiator close to a Model T but taller

Hi Bob,

No, it is not a Metz radiator, well, it is not for the Model 22 or the Model 25. I can't speak to the later 6 cylinder cars, but I doubt that it would fit.

Could it be intended to be used with one of the period aftermarket speedster kits with a higher radiator shell?
by BHarper
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 134
Views: 9364

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

I recently had to repair the muffler on my '14 Metz. On July 13th I drove the Metz to the annual Metz Gathering at the Waltham Museum in Waltham Massachusetts, that being where Metz cars were built. The round trip was about 150 miles. 0713191443a.jpg Well, as I was checking over the car a week late...
by BHarper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Frame body bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Wanted: Frame body bracket

Hi Chad,

I probably have several of those brackets around here in the condition which you describe. I will look tomorrow.
I suspect that several would fit in a flat rate box. Yours for the postage cost. Good luck with your project, Bill
by BHarper
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 3298

Re: Show us your TT

My grandfather bought this 1923 TT from the used car lot at the local Chevrolet dealer in 1930 for $25.00. It was sold new, as a chassis only, by Safford Ford here in Keene, NH to The Morgan Manufacturing Company, also in Keene, some time late in 1922 or very early in 1923. A part of the sales agre...
by BHarper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ignition switch
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: ignition switch

Hi Jon, The "coil" terminal of the ignition switch receives power from which ever side the key is turned to, that being magneto or battery AS FORD BUILT IT. For your application you could wire the fuel pump to "coil" and then turn the key to "BAT" to power the fuel pump. You WILL need a seperate sw...
by BHarper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are our cars invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Are our cars invisible?

Anything to be a bit more noticable.



651950.jpg

102_3203.JPG
by BHarper
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hatfield Mass Show 8/4/19
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Hatfield Mass Show 8/4/19

Hmm. Hatfield, MA is about 50 miles south of me and "friendly" roads are available. It is doable. I am quite busy with, um, ah, other projects (I haven't touched my T since July 7th) and have been "telling" myself that I haven't got the time to attend a local show on that same day which often draws...
by BHarper
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!
Replies: 19
Views: 1635

Re: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!

Oww Rob, boy, that got your attention. At our ages everything takes longer to heal compared to when we were younger. Some cars can be fitted with a self commencer easier than other cars. Some of us like to hand crank and some of us have to hand crank. Rolling down a hill and popping the clutch ofte...
by BHarper
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What part of a T are theses?
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: What part of a T are theses?

Hi Dan,

I believe that what you have there ARE front radius rod ball cap studs used only on the 1909 and 1910 cars. I am sure that the Ford engineers had a good reason to make the change. Best Regards, Bill
by BHarper
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Waltham Orient
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Waltham Orient

Hello Robert, First, I do not own an Orient Buckboard, although I do have a Metz Model 22 and a Waltham made pocket watch. I have thought that the Orient buckboards look like they would be fun cars for a one and two cylinder car tour, possibly a good parade car, and grand fun for the local ice crea...
by BHarper
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Presto-lite tank question
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Presto-lite tank question

Hi John, The valve goes at the top. As to the the valve at the front or at the back, I have see it both ways in period photographs and on restored cars. I suspect that tank orientation was entirely owner preference and convenience. For some, it might have been easier to have the valve at the front ...
by BHarper
Fri May 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: cast iron intake
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: cast iron intake

Hi Joe, Mine has the numbers " A T612 B 4 " and are on the early cast iron intake manifolds. As I understand it, Ford used the same mold for the first iron manifolds as they had been using for the aluminum manifolds. I will be installing this one on my Feb/March '14 touring 1914 Cast Iron Intake Ma...
by BHarper
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***Fan Assembly***
Replies: 25
Views: 1642

Re: ***Fan Assembly***

Well, no and yes.
The grub screw for oiling the shaft is present. Part number 3980.
There are two different styles/shapes of fan blades.

by BHarper
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat upholstery kit
Replies: 23
Views: 2138

Re: Seat upholstery kit

Cartouche is owned by Mac's. I guess that you could call it a side or back room operation. And, yes, they do sell it to most of the Model T parts vendors.
by BHarper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Black T Paint - Shined Up
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Re: Original Black T Paint - Shined Up



Wow Don, that's Great!

Thanks for sharing, Bill
by BHarper
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: preserving brass
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: preserving brass

For Burger


MVC-001F.JPG
by BHarper
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ford ordered the new sedan bodies from an outside vendor"
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: "Ford ordered the new sedan bodies from an outside vendor"

It has been my understanding that the '24 and '25 model year coupe bodies were built by Budd.

102_0632a.jpg
by BHarper
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tire valve hardware, pile #2
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Tire valve hardware, pile #2

Email sent
by BHarper
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 3272

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

Hi Larry, First, I will state that I do not know. The picture below does not show that detail. 892197.jpg One can see that the line does sit inside the frame as it runs forward from its clamp, but the area of the wood block is not in the photograph. This pictures suggests that the gas line is routed...
by BHarper
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11446

Re: Model T Special build.

Hi Shane, WOW! You have talent and moxie. Thank you for taking the time to photograph all of your work and then painstakingly create this photo essay of your work. Most impressive. I enjoyed meeting you last summer at one of the Epping flea markets.You described you speedster project to me and it so...
by BHarper
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grandchildren and Model T's
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: Grandchildren and Model T's

A few pictures of my grandkids.
by BHarper
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1326

Re: Best way to clean nickel hubcaps?

Hi Jim (fozz71),

Your polished hubcap looks good.

Ford used zinc hubcaps for a while in 1925 and only in 1925. I don't think that they were one of Ford's "Better Ideas." Perhaps your caps are zinc?
by BHarper
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 7506

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

I envy all of you with heated shops as I have no heat. Heavy sigh.
by BHarper
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Snowmobile Meet Saturday Feb 16
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Model T Snowmobile Meet Saturday Feb 16

I am planning to attend. There is a bit of snowfall predicted for that area today. Tomorrow should be calm, but cloudy with temperatures rising to the low to mid thirties. It is a fun meet with a very good area for the snowmobiles to traverse and, of course, rides are offered. "Come On Down!" A pic...
by BHarper
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 4791

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

I am not in the habit of naming my vehicles. At 64 years old I have owned more than a couple of cars and trucks and gave a name to only one: a 1966 Volvo P220 and I called it Ilsa, after the Ingrid Bergman character in the movie "Casablanca." My girlfriend thinks that all vehicles should have a name...
by BHarper
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too cold to drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2525

Re: Too cold to drive?

Hi Kevin, Yes, salt or whatever noxious, corrosive material they coat the roads with, IS a concern to me and I rarely take my cars out when the roads are white with "stuff". After a winter jaunt and I see that my car has a whitish tint on the underside I can wash it off before putting it away. Winte...
by BHarper
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too cold to drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2525

Re: Too cold to drive?

Hi Rich, WOW, minus 30! We might see 20 below zero here once or twice a winter and during my years at the other end of New Hampshire (Littleton) we would often endure a week or so during the depths of winter when the daytime high temperature would struggle to touch ten above zero. There were some m...
by BHarper
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Jno Brown burner trade for e and j burner
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Jno Brown burner trade for e and j burner

Hi David,

If Hank comes up short I have these, pictured below. Good luck with your project, Bill
by BHarper
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 Model T Snowmobile Meet - Information
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: 2019 Model T Snowmobile Meet - Information

The Muster Field Farm Ice Harvest is VERY interesting. The snowmobiles offering rides up at the farm provide added fun. I attended this event in 2017. Here is a link to my post on the forum with a report. It is an event worth attending. Bill http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/719668.html?14...
by BHarper
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb Heat
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: Carb Heat

Hi John,

Yeah, it can occur given the necessary atmospheric conditions.
1222131159.jpg

There really ARE conditions when the hot air pipe IS necessary. Bill
by BHarper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Hi Dennis, I, too, am a lucky fellow in that my girlfriend really likes riding with me in my Model T. She has attended a couple of all day tours and one with less than inviting weather, 45 degrees and a strong wind. She is a trooper. Yeah, I will have to get for her some period correct cold weather...
by BHarper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Humerus T pics and such
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Humerus T pics and such

My contribution:

Harold Lloyd. Click on the image to see the action.
haroldcar (1).gif
by BHarper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Big Photo
Replies: 45
Views: 3906

Re: A Big Photo

I'm going to try to post a picture.
18198997_10154636501801819_1964344513467243595_n.jpg
On the side of a building in downtown Keene, New Hampshire.