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by RustyFords
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise for Berg's
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Praise for Berg's

Low to mid 90's Don with 65- 75% humidity in the midwest. The T's dont overheat but if sitting still very long I do. I have flat recored in both the TT and pickup. I'm jealous. As soon as I retire and sell my interest in my company, I'll be moving away from the Houston area. I love it for it's abil...
by RustyFords
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Praise for Berg's
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Praise for Berg's

Here on the Texas Gulf Coast lately, the actual temps have been at or near 100 degrees and the heat index has been around 110-115, with high humidity. Brutal to say the least. I took a break from working at home yesterday and had the Berg's radiator equipped 24 Touring out during the peak of heat. M...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

The cut-off Tourings are certainly cool. They represent a specific window into the past when T’s were just used cars that were repurposed. My dad once bought a similarly repurposed Model A coupe that had a homemade pickup box inserted in place of the rumble seat. He immediately put a rumble seat bac...
by RustyFords
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

I wonder how many countless Touring back-halves laid around fields over the years.

It looks like someone had the forethought to place this one on a pallet.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 951

Re: Question re front spring perches

The worn out, original perches on my 24 Touring were such a bear that I gave up on them and took them to Ross Lilleker.

He was able to remove them, but even he said that they were some of the most stuck ones he'd ever seen. The replacements were somewhere between a press fit and slip fit.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: 40 HP Model T

If you add all the aftermarket things made to increase HP for a T over the years, you can easily get 50 to 60 HP from your T. :D I got 2 HP just bolting on my APCO explosion proof muffler with a built in cutout! :lol: I fish also. "Lies, damn lies, and Model T HP claims." Mark Twain (sort of) ;)
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When nobody worried about scratching their T
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: When nobody worried about scratching their T

One of the things I love about my T is that is shows so much evidence of its days as a workhorse.
by RustyFords
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Possibly one of the first single-make car clubs in the world?
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Possibly one of the first single-make car clubs in the world?

Neat!

I’m a charter member of what is probably the only car club in the world for one make and year model....the ‘54 Ford Club of America. I joined when I was 17 years old in 1986
by RustyFords
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Champion X spark plug gap - one owner's observation
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Champion X spark plug gap - one owner's observation

Interesting stuff. I’m running my X’s at .025.

Now I’m wanting to try them at .030. I estimate that I’ve put in excess of 500 miles on the car since I returned it to the road. So, it’s a good time to pull the plugs and clean/gap them.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: 25 years now...

Congrats!

Pretty car, pretty girl. All a guy needs.
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Making progress on the TT

Itchin' for more Scott. Ya, these T's can be a bit snug for us taller guys. So true. My future son-in-law was here the other day. He's 5' 7" and skinny. My daughter is 5' 2" and also thin. They wanted to take the T around the block a few times. Both of them hopped up in the T easy as pie....they fi...
by RustyFords
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free tire shipping
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: free tire shipping

Summit Racing has the 21" tires for around $100 apiece with free shipping.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Making progress on the TT

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Why? To have fun and poison the minds of others that cant believe that it runs and its drivable anywhere.
:D :D :D
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Making progress on the TT

Dallas Landers wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Better to ask forgiveness than permission Don!
True. She is a very forgiving sort.....have to be to put up with the absent-minded professor all these years. :geek:

Although I'm asking myself why I'd need another slow-moving, 100 year old vehicle.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T With Dog and Son
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Model T With Dog and Son

Nice photo.

Ross is the T-Whisperer.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun Model T afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Fun Model T afternoon

Nice! Great looking family you got there.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making progress on the TT
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Making progress on the TT

Looking good Scott.

You and Dallas make me want a TT....and I know where there's a brilliant one with a gorgeous bed on it. My wife would kill me if another old car followed me home though.
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: My transmission soaker

Wow....your "goofing around" projects are nicer than almost everything I put together.
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running poorly.
Replies: 61
Views: 5587

Re: Running poorly.

Totally smooth now. Really makes a difference. I took it to church this morning and it was perfect. Ross built up the worn pedal faces so that they fit the new cams better. The pedal travel is tight. Also I suspected and Ross confirmed that the machine shop had re-drilled the pedal shaft in the wro...
by RustyFords
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: A Starting Observation

D Stroud wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:58 am
To me, getting a start by cranking and choking with the ignition off and then turning it on, isn't a "free" start', it's just a "cheap" start. :lol: :lol:
😂😂😂

That’s a perfect name for it
by RustyFords
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Radiator stop leak

My worry with StopLeak type stuff is not whether or not it fixes radiator leaks, but what it's doing to the coolant passages inside the engine. Seems like it's designed to work as a clotting agent of sorts. If so, why wouldn't it bunch up in places where you wouldn't want it to? I bit the bullet wit...
by RustyFords
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

I love stuff like that. Sooooo cool.

My grandfather was an amateur blacksmith and his dad was as well. I have some of their creations and they're among my favorite possessions.
by RustyFords
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 604

A Starting Observation

Something I've observed with my 24 Touring now that I've been driving it for 6 months... When I pull the choke out and press the starter button (with the ignition off) and let the engine roll over only two or three times...if I then switch on the ignition and move the the spark lever until it catche...
by RustyFords
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 1366

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Very nice!

Thanks for sharing the video.
by RustyFords
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Yesss! What the Sam Hill happened to the door? Don, what's in the box? Looking fantastic. The door is getting new wood...soon to return. The box currently only has oil in it. But I’m looking for an appropriate container for gas that’ll fit in the box. John Mays gave it to me and I love the look of ...
by RustyFords
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

My newly finished rear seat cushion.
by RustyFords
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: The File mystery

Unusual things in unusual places. 30 years ago a 100 year old home was torn down here in Excelsior.. In side the walls were several 100 year old, empty wisky bottles. When they remodeled A. Lincoln's home 20 year ago, inside and under a stairwell they found a variety of items including several lett...
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: The File mystery

Maybe a kid broke it and was in a rush to hide it from dad.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2405

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Neato Ignacio!

I may have some bits and pieces that you can use, from my parts chassis.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 990

Re: Pay pal users beware

My practice for many years has been to keep almost no money in the PayPal account or the bank account that it is tied to. With online banking, it's super easy to move money right before/after transactions. Then...the account goes down to just a dollar or two. I also use this technique with the debit...
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 155
Views: 10143

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

I’ve been following along and appreciate the updates.

Slow and steady wins the race.
by RustyFords
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: BTFLSD Top leaf for front leaf spring?

Ignacio....I may have one.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

John kuehn wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:13 pm

Rootliebs has a nice operation going by their website presentation. They look to be a upfront and quality business.
Rootlieb made the new oval gas tank in my 24...very nice quality.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

John kuehn wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:22 pm
I’m not for sure but I think Howells makes the T panels in Houston along with other sheet metal items. Or at least they use to.
Howell’s is out toward Beaumont...about an hour or so east of Houston.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

I drove to the shop back in the mid 90’s to pick up a 26/27 turtle deck for a hotrod I was building.

The old man was still running the place and was super nice and even gave me a tour.

The phone was ringing practically the whole time I was there and he never answered it.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Berg's Radiator

Susanne wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:35 pm
The only think I see wrong with that radiator... is that it's not belching steam and coolant. Then again, all I have by comparison is my ancient and clogged radiator... :lol:
Yeah...I tried the belching steam and coolant version.

Quaint, but not practical. 😉
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Berg's Radiator

My goodness, isn't that WAY lower than Normal Operating Temperature (NOT) for a Model T? Or am I wrong? 'Splain me, Lucy. 100 degrees is roughly the Normal Operating Temp for planet Earth near Houston, Texas in the summertime. Dunno what the temp of the Model T coolant was. I didn’t measure it, Ric...
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Berg's Radiator

dmdeaton wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Good looking T
I like it 👍
Thanks Danny!
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Thank You For Setting A Place At The Table
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: FJ - Thank You For Setting A Place At The Table

How cool. Such a nice thing to see in today's world.

And I see that you're a member of the "Fathers of Beautiful Daughters" club. I've been a proud member for 24 years. :D
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: My Shop Stinks

When I got my engine back from Ross Lilleker, it smelled like Kerosene or some other similar hydrocarbon...just glorious. That went away fairly quickly, but I was running it initially with no radiator for very brief intervals and when I did, the radiator hose neck attached to the head would let out ...
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Berg's Radiator

Original Smith wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:53 pm
That is what a good radiator should do! However, appearance wise, they look nothing like the originals.
That's the beauty and fun of stepping away from perfect restorations, like I've done with this car. I'm not attached to anyone's rule book.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Berg's Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Berg's Radiator

I have to brag on Berg's Radiators for a minute. I installed the new flat-tube Berg's radiator in my T last year, just as the hot weather was ending in Texas. The highest temp it saw before things cooled down was just under 90 degrees. Hot, mind you, but nowhere near what the Houston area can dole o...
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pad for belly sling?
Replies: 24
Views: 763

Re: Pad for belly sling?

My parts chassis came with a homemade belly sling. The chassis was last used as a car in 1961 and the by the looks of it, the belly band was in place for a very long time before then. It's pretty crude looking visually but very solidly engineered and easy to install. And, since my aim has been to re...
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: My Shop Stinks

I like the shop smell but my wife doesn’t. And since my shop is my garage and attached to my house, I try to minimize the shop smell by completely emptying it out twice a year (of everything except the workbenches and cabinets) and giving it a thorough cleaning.
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: About to be on the road again - 1910 Ford racer

"Cool" seems inadequate, as do "Neat" and "Impressive".
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running on Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Running on Battery

Brent rebuilt my coils as well. Not too long ago, the car started running roughly (like it was running on three cylinders) so I limped it home, located the dead cylinder then swapped coils which helped verify that it was a malfunctioning coil. Upon inspection, I found that one of the mounting posts ...
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto self destruct
Replies: 17
Views: 962

Re: Magneto self destruct

My car runs a lot smoother on mag, so I'd encourage you to keep the magneto function. When I freshened up my engine, I removed every magnet for inspection and replaced all the retaining screws. Then when Ross Lilleker did the final part of the rebuild and inspected all my work, he inspected the magn...
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 2100

Re: free starts

I’m not superstitious per se, but I do believe there are mystical forces at work in the constitution of all operational Model Ts that defy logical analysis. I've been around old cars for most of my 51 years and have owned everything from stock Model A's to muscle cars and have never seen a car more...
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 2100

Re: free starts

I've discovered that I can set up my car for a free start by turning it off with the throttle advanced. If I do so, I can come back to it, even a day later, and turn the key to BAT and move the timing lever until it catches a coil buzz and it'll try to free start. It seems to work about 50% of the t...
by RustyFords
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

If you decide you want vinyl upholstery, you might consider asking Classtique to make a custom kit for you using "distressed" vinyl to go with the patina on the rest of the car. :) Mark...they sent me a swatch of the distressed vinyl and it does look good and that may be what I end up going with in...
by RustyFords
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Duey_C wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:06 pm
Yeehaw! That's looks really cool!
Thanks Duane!

My goal is to have it mostly completed by the Texas T Party.
by RustyFords
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Latest photo of the 24.

The plan for the weekend is to make more progress with the upholstery.
by RustyFords
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: Barn Find

Whatever you do I am glad you found it and the owner didn’t leave it apart out in a field somewhere in the 60’s. That would have been the end of it for sure! Boy aint that the truth. When I was teaching high school chemistry in Tomball, TX....25 years ago, a student asked me if I wanted to come to ...
by RustyFords
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spotted in Amarillo
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Spotted in Amarillo

Never saw that comfortable man live. Lucky you Don! :) Looks like a little bantom A compared to the Touring! My Papaw was active in the RGV Livestock Show and ran the stage lights as a volunteer when the music acts would perform. I have an early memory of him picking me up in his arms to say hi to ...
by RustyFords
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: Barn Find

Mine is original paint and will stay that way. There are fewer and fewer of them left. This one will get a little wooden box in the back where the trunk lid is gone and the panel is bent. 2019 11 27 thanksgiving ranch model t resized.jpg I think John should do the same with the Center Door. It is a...
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spotted in Amarillo
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Spotted in Amarillo

Gotta love George.

I first saw him at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo in the early 80's when he was a young man.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: Barn Find

Jsteele wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:38 am
Don it is original paint and I am thinking about leaving it.
I hope you do. For many years, the standard procedure has been to tear even great, solid cars down and re-do everything. The remanining solid original T's wearing a good amount of their original paint are not common anymore.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spotted in Amarillo
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Spotted in Amarillo

My son was driving from Houston to Colorado yesterday and spotted this nifty pair in Amarillo.

I have all my kids trained to report any/all Model A or T sightings to me without delay ;)

The A sort of has that "Shay" look to it.
.
by RustyFords
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: Barn Find

Neato!

That centerdoor has the hallmarks of original paint. I'd sure be tempted to do a sympathetic restoration on it.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel

Dan Hatch wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Did not see in my swap meet trailer. Must have sold at Hershey last year. If I find it I will list it.
Thanks for checking Dan.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel

According to the Encyclopedia, 1922 was the last year for a gas tank cover. It served a useful purpose, but deleting it after 1922 saved a few pennies per car. I don't like having the seat springs rubbing directly on the top of the tank of my 1924, so I use a piece of corrugated cardboard cut to sh...
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "I promise you this, pal..."
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: "I promise you this, pal..."

That's some nice prose John.

I enjoyed reading it.

Sorry about your bud...that's rough.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" Split Rims
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: 21" Split Rims

Does any one have any experience with reproduction 21" split rims? How well are they made? Are there more than one manufacture? Or, are all of the venders selling the same rim? How do they compare to original rims in in form and design? Another alternative is to post a want ad here in the classifie...
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 825

Re: Old gas

If/when that happens to me, I mix it 50/50 with new gas and run it in my lawn mower.

It's not super happy about it, but it does use it up and it hasn't seemed to hurt it over the 15 years I've had it.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: A Story You Just Cannot Make Up!

Wow....that's a first for me.
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel

back to the top
by RustyFords
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

I've owned both, but just bought my first T a few years ago. That having been said, a Model A is probably easier for the novice. Once you're familiar with a T however, it's quite easy and oddly somewhat similar to taking care of a horse. You can ignore a Model A for a while and maybe forget to servi...
by RustyFords
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 1004

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

My mom's grandmother was borrn in the 1880's and lived to be 102. She was in the Oklahoma Land Rush as a child. I knew her well and never tired of hearing her story of being a young girl crossing the Red River from Oklahoma into Texas. Her uncles swam across the river and tied thick ropes to trees o...
by RustyFords
Thu May 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 32
Views: 2176

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

"I see wonderful things", Howard Carter.
by RustyFords
Thu May 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Under Front Seat Panel
Replies: 10
Views: 461

WTB - Under Front Seat Panel

Howdy from Texas.

I'm looking for the hinged panel that goes under the front seat....above the gas tank, for my 24 Touring.

Here's a photo (not mine) that shows it.

If I could get the panel and the hinges, that would be even better.

Thanks,
Don

allenchemistryATgmail.com
by RustyFords
Thu May 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?
Replies: 50
Views: 1825

Re: Should MTFCA Member #29 Be Allowed to Go On Tour If He Wants To?

Judgeing from the effects of this lock down on my soon to be 86 year old dad, Depression from being stuck at home and not being able to socialize has damaging affects as well.. Depression is unhealthy. Amen to that. My youngest (14 years old) is in such a rough mental state from the lockdown that m...
by RustyFords
Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2285

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

"I was becoming more perturbed that one should enjoying a hobby."

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by RustyFords
Tue May 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 104
Views: 7136

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I know this thread is old....and heck, I even opined on it a while back. But with Memorial Day having just passed, I couldn't help but think of my time in the service and of those close to me lost in the line of duty and how it changed my outlook on just about everything, including old cars. When I ...
by RustyFords
Sun May 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Don, I cant help but think about the leather on the couch. Oh no butcherd again!
Looks good and I bet its soft to. Has a nice worn look to it.
Thanks Dallas. It is a nice, thick soft leather.
by RustyFords
Sun May 24, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Another big step forward today. I started in on the interior. I recently found these free leather couches online and cut away the first section for the front, bottom seat covering. I made a perimeter out of 1/4 inch plywood and wired it to the spring. Then I attached the leather to the wood with a s...
by RustyFords
Fri May 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Duey_C wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:36 pm
I think they look great. Planer marks and correct looking screws too! :)
Thanks Duane!
by RustyFords
Fri May 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, I am thinking you need a finger hole to remove your new floor board, one never knows when you may need to access the battery, Quickly. I was also wondering what are the dimensions for you board, I have not brought home all my '23 kit car yet, would like to compare with the board on my '20. Als...
by RustyFords
Fri May 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Hi Don, been awile since I checked in. The car is looking great. You have got a lot done. But I'm going t o call you out on the new horns wire. It looks like modern plastic to me. Come on now, it needs replaced with cloth covered wire. :) :) . We may try and come to the Texas T Party this year. We ...
by RustyFords
Fri May 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Makes an uncomfotable drive worry free with a good radiator Don. Im missing my T time with work and a major bathroom remodel in my house. Mow grass twice a week this time of year. I may drive it to work saturday. I sure does Dallas. Over the years, with all the old cars I've messed around with that...
by RustyFords
Fri May 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

John Warren wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:43 am
Don, It's been fun following your project, thanks and looking good!
Thanks John!
by RustyFords
Thu May 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

A noteworthy event earlier this week... We had our first really nasty hot humid Houston summer day of the year with temps above 95 degrees and I took the T out for a drive, part of which involved sitting at a couple red lights. The new Berg’s radiator shrugged it off with ease. I figure if it can ha...
by RustyFords
Wed May 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

I was obsessed with pre-war cars when I was your age, and still am. I wanted an A or a T but ended up with a 54 Ford in 1985 when I was 16, because it was what I could afford. Also, my dad was sure I'd get killed in an A or T because you have to drive so defensively in them. He was probably right. I...
by RustyFords
Wed May 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Before and After

Very nice....looks like a ton of hard work went into it.
by RustyFords
Tue May 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Putting another T back on the road after a 35 year sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Putting another T back on the road after a 35 year sleep

Nice work!

Mine 24 Touring was also stored, long-term. I can fully understand the feeling of satisfaction that comes with returning a T to use like this. It almost seems like the car has life to it and is grateful to be made whole again.
by RustyFords
Mon May 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

I restored a 1911 Ford and still have the old ones if you are interested you can have them for the postage. My email is normanww@gmail.com send my your address and you get lots of tacks. Norm I'd love to have them Norm...thank you. Sending an email now.
by RustyFords
Sun May 17, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 4583

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

The wifes modern needed another headlight bulb. Its been cold so the T has been sitting in the shop while I remodel out main bathroom. It was 65 today and sunny and I needed a break. Soooo!20200515_152250.jpg20200515_152757.jpg Off to town to the auto parts store. Nothing major, about 15 miles roun...
by RustyFords
Sun May 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

New rear floorboard in place. I’m happy with it.

Now I need to haul some kids around to scuff it up and it'll look more at home.
.
by RustyFords
Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I harvested the solid old exhaust pipe and muffler from my parts chassis. This chassis used to be a '25 coupe that was last driven in the early 60's...so the exhaust is at least that old. It's in decent shape and seems to be better quality than the new reproduction stuff currently on my car. The muf...
by RustyFords
Sun May 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Geez, wish I had known. I just threw out a bunch. Are you talking about flat head tacks or the more decorative ones? Either one would work for me. Cut tacks, flat head tacks or more decorative ones, upholstery tacks, buttons ... a picture of what your looking for would eliminate more questions and ...
by RustyFords
Sat May 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 388
Views: 36055

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Making a rear floorboard
by RustyFords
Sat May 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Original Smith wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:56 am
Are you looking for upholstery buttons? A tack is much different.
Either one would work for me.
by RustyFords
Sat May 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Oldav8tor wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:41 pm
Geez, wish I had known. I just threw out a bunch. Are you talking about flat head tacks or the more decorative ones?
Either one would work for me.
by RustyFords
Fri May 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Whippet Radiators with Shells
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: FS Whippet Radiators with Shells

You have cool stuff Hank....very cool stuff.
by RustyFords
Fri May 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 21 inch wood wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: 21 inch wood wheels

That's a good price. I paid a bit more than that for my complete set but they're wearing nicely worn original paint and the rims have a glorious patinated look to them...which is exactly what my car called for. But for a nice set like this...all put together and ready for a fresh coat of paint...thi...
by RustyFords
Fri May 15, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Thanks Dennis
by RustyFords
Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

I picked up these old leather couches for free.

There’s a lot of nice aged leather there. I’ll go with this first and see how I like it.

Nice thing about these is that there are already a lot of the shapes present that I’ll need as well as the other materials like cotton batting, etc.
.
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by RustyFords
Thu May 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks
Replies: 12
Views: 727

WTB - Old Worn Upholstery Tacks

Looking for a bunch of old upholstery tacks that are showing wear and age...for the worn leather upholstery I'm about to install in my 24 Touring.
by RustyFords
Thu May 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kudos to Snyders
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Kudos to Snyders

I just received a complete set of new Snyders seat springs for my 24 Touring.

They shipped them promptly and they arrived in beautiful shape.

Can't say enough good about them.
by RustyFords
Sun May 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Upholstery Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Upholstery Suggestions

Thanks for all the excellent suggestions. Lots to ponder.