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by RustyFords
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How well will a carport protect our Ts?
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: How well will a carport protect our Ts?

I've had no choice lately but to put my 66 F100 under a carport type structure, except it's closed on the sides and open on the ends. It's not ideal and does allow moisture to gather, especially in the Houston humidity. I take it out once a week, run it up to operating temperature, clean it off and ...
by RustyFords
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Can’t stop now!

Kaiser wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:39 am
Welcome Bradley, you've come to the right support group :lol:
I don't think I'd refer to this as a support group for his illness.

More like a group of enablers. ;)
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: points and condenser

FWIW....I have no opinion on the whole distributor vs wooden coil thing. It’s not like you need my approval but do what you want with your car. The object is to have fun...right?
by RustyFords
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: points and condenser

Folks abandoned or still abandon the original Model T ignition system out of frustration and convenience in my view. The tools necessary to properly adjust coil points were scarce, expensive and elusive to master discouraging to the DIYer. The alternative was the periodic expense and inconvenience ...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: points and condenser
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: points and condenser

The Model T buzz coils are certainly antiquated, however.... In my relatively short time driving a T, I've had a wooden coil go south on me one time. The thing was running fine, then it was running like stink. I found a parking lot, and did the whole "short out one cylinder at a time" trick. That im...
by RustyFords
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Rescuing a 23 Fordor on YouTube

Neat car. Aluminun body? Not to rain on your parade but, that first wheel (on the front) that you had some close-up shots of....it almost certainly has at least two compromised spokes that I could see. The pretty red paint is just masking what could potentially be a very dangerous situation once the...
by RustyFords
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: John Tannehill ???

Good to hear. I've had a few nice, long phone conversations with him as I ressurected my old heap.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 783

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

Building on what Mr. Loftfield wrote, I am neverendingly amazed by people who live lives they dislike, never thinking to change them and live the life they want. I purposely chased down and bought my T to drive backroads. I purposely LEFT where I spent the first 37 years of my life to escape the fr...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A period looking shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1970

Re: A period looking shop.

That looks great Dallas.

I like the rammed-earth tire thing. It's something I've been watching the guys at Earthship Biotecture do for several years now.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

My grandparents went through the Depression with a house full of kids and were the penny pinching-ist people I ever knew. Therefore, growing up in the 70's with them on trips, we NEVER did something as crazy as stopping and paying for food at an eating establishment. We always ate at roadside parks ...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Running without coolant?

You were definitely pushing it George. There's a lot of difference between running a fresh engine sitting still for 60 seconds and driving around (putting a load on the engine) with one for 2-3 minutes. That's not something I would ever do. That's cool that your fix has lasted this long though.....T...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Running without coolant?

Built many engines over the years and have assisted on more than I can remember. Each and every one of them were run briefly without coolant...no more than a minute or so.

It's never caused an iota of damage, nor will it ever.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

I could read this an unlimited number of times and love it as much each time.
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

Model T's are alive. As a chemist, this statement flies in the face of all logic and reason and any training I've ever received....however, they're alive. Driving my own around frequently for over a year has shown me this beyond any doubt. That having been said, your Model T is obviously showing you...
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your preferred parts cleaner?
Replies: 27
Views: 1123

Re: What is your preferred parts cleaner?

Not something the average bear can get....but....I like ultrapure (99%+) pentane.

It'll pull just about any grease or oil off of a metal part...very, very quickly.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed

It looks super Andrew....congrats on a really nice job.

This is my favorite look for a Model T....as John Mays says, "it has its work clothes on".

Here's my 24 Touring dressed in that same kind of attire. :)
.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Our 2 wheel friends
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Our 2 wheel friends

There are a few things I'd buy and hoard in a warehouse if I had a time machine. One of them would be vintage signs, another would be vintage Harley's and Harley parts. The difference between the low/no value these had back in the day and the absolutely shocking prices now is well....shocking. There...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

If the seller is promoting the engine/trans as recently rebuilt, ask to see the itemized receipts from the rebuilder. When Ross Lilleker refreshed my engine, he provided an itemized receipt that spelled out everything he did. Were I to ever sell the car, I'd use this as a selling point and would be ...
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jay Leno video about the Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Jay Leno video about the Model T

John Codman wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:14 am
I noticed that both the museum's and Jay's 1925 Ts had the later balloon tires and wheels. I guess that they liked the softer ride.
Wouldn't doubt it.

I'm glad my 24 was switched to balloon tires back in the day.
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jay Leno video about the Model T
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Jay Leno video about the Model T

Jay had a feature video about his 25 T posted for a few years then he took it down.

I've asked in the comments section for him to repost it or make a new one, to no avail.
by RustyFords
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Radiator drain petcock

Sometimes, even the new petcocks (either style) require some lapping to make them seal.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

That's cool Ryan....I love it.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

Norman, back in the 50's and 60's, my Uncle, Ben Pierceall owned a salvage yard in Quincy Illinois that specialized in T's and A's. I don't suppose that's who you are referring to? I too have an itch to buy an A. But don't have room for two at this time. Me too...I want a 28/29 rumble seat coupe......
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 Drive Shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: 25 Drive Shaft

GG Gregory wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:58 am
Except I don’t have the parts book and I like using the Forum for what it’s intended, thanks for the help
Seems to me the answer was right in front of you....on the forum.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

Cool....now you have those new-fangled 4-wheel brakes, which means you can run right up to an intersection and stop on a dime!
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

My guess is that someone who is inclined to study numbers and geeks out on mathematica could take available data from the 1928 through WW2 if it exists, and plot a curve and come up with an educated guess. For what purpose? Who knows. Unless you're in the Model T parts business, it seems like it wou...
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: Alchohol?

Denatured alcohol is typical denatured with methanol....so it'd be pretty nasty for a pet as well. Maybe not as quickly harmful...but not good at all. You're correct about the sweet part though. They may not find it to be as appealing. My solution has always been to make sure my cooling system has a...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Model T on a 2-post lift

Norman Kling wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:52 am
What is the purpose of the lift? Why not just leave it parked on the floor?
I have other old cars.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T on a 2-post lift
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Model T on a 2-post lift

Is it practical, advisable or even possible to place a Model T on a 2-post lift?
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: Prices going down ?

rickd wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:37 pm
...We collect old Fords because we love them. Don't forget that.
Well said Rick.

(and oh yeah...I spent a year at the lovely Air Force resort that yall have there....this south Texas boy was in shock at the weather)
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: Prices going down ?

I drive my T a lot...and it gets attention just about every time I stop somewhere. Believe it or not, it's mostly guys my age (51) and younger who come up to me and ask serious questions about the car and about Model T's in general. A lot of them say they'd really like to own something like this and...
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T vs Nevada Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Model T vs Nevada Heat

My engine was refreshed last year and a new Berg's radiator added to the mix.

I've driven it in the peak of the Houston heat and it handled it just fine. I know the Nevada heat is a bit more intense and more dry, but my experience in 105 degree Texas heat, sitting at stoplights, etc is noteworthy.
by RustyFords
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: electric fuel cut off

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Nice Don!!!!!
Thanks Hank.
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: electric fuel cut off
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: electric fuel cut off

I concocted a remote shutoff as well. Obviously not a stock item, but it goes very nicely with my weathered T. And, strangely enough, to the "unwashed masses" who see the car out in the wild at a gas station, etc, it's asked about a lot....probably only second to the crank handle and whether or not ...
by RustyFords
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: Burlap sack seats?

I LOVE the leather seat idea and it was free...looks great... Thank you. I searched Facebook Marketplace for a suitable couch...a plain one that had vast expanses of flat leather. It took a few weeks but I finally found a couch and loveseat pair that a lady was asking $400 for. I know that people d...
by RustyFords
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: Burlap sack seats?

I cut up an old leather couch for my seats. It turned out really nice and the couch was free.
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

Two separate
by RustyFords
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

The year of my T is in my signature line (24) and it does have a late 24 engine
by RustyFords
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 512

WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

Looking for an original carb heat pipe. Doesn't have to be super nice....just solid.

I bought a repro and it's a sad immitation of an original.

Text me at Two81-787-Eight418

or email at rustyfords@gmail.com
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

I find that if I turn off the key with the engine revving a bit and the timing somewhat retarded, I get free starts more often. Also...I added this little remote fuel shutoff valve so I don't have to climb under the car. I removed the shutoff at the carb because it was so hard to turn and had a cons...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck tie rod end?
Replies: 30
Views: 1120

Re: Stuck tie rod end?

I know it's after-the-fact and you've removed it already but for those wanting another suggestion..... I heated my tie-rod end with a propane torch (not cherry red or anything....just put some heat into it) then dunked the whole end into a coffee can filled with a mixture of 50% acetone and 50% tran...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Color Tour

That looks like a blast. We don't get color like that here in Houston.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Snow in October in Montana

Neat........
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

If we have any part of us protruding from the car, the law can impose a fine. The only exception is when giving a recognised hand signal. I gather that is not the case there. Allan from down under. Wow....that's rough. I don't think I'd own old cars if I couldn't occasionally hang my arm out the do...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in a Disney cartoon
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Model T in a Disney cartoon

He's obviously taken over driving duties from Goofy after that unfortunate travel trailer incident.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?
Replies: 25
Views: 1185

Re: Floorboards from crates...myth, right?

...As for the "Deliver to Ford" printed on a floorboard? It is quite likely that many of the floorboards in many of the years were uniform of fit enough that the floorboards for a given run of bodies would be bundled for shipment alongside the bodies, and the top floorboard would be so labeled. Tha...
by RustyFords
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Most likely our last tour

I was at the Conroe Swap Meet on Friday when the front blew in. There must’ve been some microbursts because the winds seemed to be well in excess of 50mph. It destroyed a bunch of the portable tents and sent sheet metal parts flying. I and several other guys had to use all our strength to hold down ...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another newbie No Start
Replies: 39
Views: 1206

Re: Another newbie No Start

Whether it's a lawnmower, Model T or muscle car....its gotta have F.A.S.T.: Fuel, Air (compression), Spark and Timing. Go through them one by one and the problem will present itself to you. Fuel: Starter fluid is a shortcut. Give it a huff, then try to start it. If it kicks off, you've found the iss...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 176
Views: 17245

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Mopar_man wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Seems like I'm going to have to chuck up the shaft bolt in my drill press and sand it dow a bit to fit. Di you have to do that to yours?
No....mine fit, out of the box.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

One of the neat things about T's is that they're so "horse-like" and have distinct personalities and preferences. My 24 Touring likes two or three revolutions of the engine with the ignition off and the choke pulled out. Then when I turn the ignition on and move the spark lever to a place where it c...
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Thank you everyone, for the insightful and thoughtful advice.

It is exactly what I was looking for as I decided what to do.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 176
Views: 17245

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

That ball-bearing pulley is a good piece....been using one on my car since I got it running.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 1910 running again.
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: My 1910 running again.

Congratulations Darel....I'm sure it's great to hear your old friend running again.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1790

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

I have to admit that the disc brake discussion captivates me every time it comes up. I'm torn. I drive a Model T to purposefully NOT be in a modern car and I want to be forced to operate the machine as it was (wooden coils, antiquated brakes and headlights, etc). But, and it's a big but, I drive the...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

That's a great story and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

And that big truck....wow. I spent many, many hours on the back of a duece and a half, but that was a modern one with pnuematic tires. I can imagine how rough the ride was on that beast with the solid rubber tires!
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Any rear floating hubs being made that don't require shortening the axle housing?

StanHowe wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:13 pm
.....But then I'm not the absolute expert authority like some people.
;)
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1790

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

...... Thank you for turning this traumatic time into a teaching point for us old timers and newbys alike... yes....well said. It can't be easy to post on here saying 'look at the not-so-cool thing I did', but it is very instructive, especially to those of us who've not been at this Model T driving...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1631

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

Although I have no hard proof of it, several factors point strongly to my 24 Touring being used during WW2 on a west Texas cotton farm.
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1790

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

So glad yall are ok. The fact that the car is essentially ok is a bonus.

I was considering a Warford, but this introduces some serious doubt about doing so.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

As my T build nears completion, I'm already thinking of ways to improve it in a few years. I'm thinking about adding a Ruckstell. However, I live in a place with few hills of any consequence. So....my question, other than hills and an ultra-low gear for parades, what are the reasons for having a Ruc...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Removal 1923 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Engine Removal 1923 Touring

I pulled and reinstalled engines from my 24 Touring without removing the firewall or loosening the steering column. You have to sort of twist the engine while it's coming out (and in) so that the pedals go around the steering column. I did it by myself and it was do-able but difficult....but it woul...
by RustyFords
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Building Anastasia - a "1910" Ford Touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1005

Re: Building Anastasia - a "1910" Ford Touring

Very cool.

I'll be following along.
by RustyFords
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to forum & Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: New to forum & Model T

Welcome! I was new to T's four years ago at this time. All of the above info is great. I'll add this....I've come to discover that, once the car has been properly revived and is running, my "job" is to be a constant observer and adjuster of lubrication on my T. Many of the issues I've seen with othe...
by RustyFords
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Model T Registry ?

I doubt that there will be one. Getting the information would take the cooperation of many governments, organizations, companies, etc., and would be a huge task. True. I run the 54 Ford Club with roughly 600 cars registered. It's a task that is right on the edge of what I can handle. I can only ima...
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58975

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Thank Don! :idea: Now I want a touring !
What’s one more?!!!

They’re small, and you’ve got the room! 😉
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58975

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Nearing completion. Just need the top and a little more interior work.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Irons Restorable?
Replies: 23
Views: 1062

Re: Are These Irons Restorable?

Rich Eagle wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:22 pm
We should all be so lucky Don. Patina is hard to come by sometimes.
Rich
Dave was very kind, and probably let these go for less than he could've gotten elsewhere. They have some gorgeous old repairs and general patina that only come with time and cannot be duplicated.
by RustyFords
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are These Irons Restorable?
Replies: 23
Views: 1062

Re: Are These Irons Restorable?

After trying several times to repair a bad set, I gave up and spent a decent amount for a set that Dave Hanson's dad put away many decades ago.

They have some minor (but very nicely done) repairs that look to be more than 50 years old and have a gorgeous patina that matches my car perfectly.
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: HELP! MY FIRST SWAP MEET!!!

Back when Pate was out in the country, I'd sleep in my Toyota pickup bed in the big field parking lot across the highway. There were other people in proper campers and I'd find a place to put my Toyota in amongst them...and let them know I was there. Foam mat like Steve and a blanket/pillow and I wa...
by RustyFords
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1522

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

Ignacio....there's a guy who sometimes comes to the Niftee 50's car meets in The Woodlands who's a pinstriper. I've even seen him pinstriping cars right there during the meet if the weather's right.
by RustyFords
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Congrats George!

I'm no electrical wizard by any stretch of the imagination, but a multimeter is a super handy thing to have around. I watched a few youtube videos on how to fully take advantage of the basic functions of a multimeter and learned quite a bit.
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: F.O.R.D.
Replies: 27
Views: 1308

Re: F.O.R.D.

When I first bought mine:

Forsaken
Old
Rusty
Derelict

Now:

Favorite
Old
Rusty
Driver
by RustyFords
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58975

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Really coming along Don! I notice that you have the same crummy canvas front seat cover like mine has. What is the timeline for completion? Success with the new stoplight switch, etc. Thanks Ignacio! I was pushing things hard to make the Texas T Party. Its cancellation allowed me to take a breath. ...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58975

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Success with the new stoplight switch, etc.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

If you don't have a multimeter, go get a cheap one at Home Depot/Lowe's/etc. Set it for continuity. That basically tells you if electric current can run between where one of the leads is touching and where the other lead is touching. Most of the multimeters will give you a little electric musical no...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Number of Coats of Paint
Replies: 29
Views: 1522

Re: Number of Coats of Paint

A guy in my car club painted an entire 54 Ford with Rustoleum Appliance paint....wet sanding between coats. It turned out so nice that people thought he was lying about it. Several years ago, HotRod Magazine did a series of articles about painting cars this way. Professional auto painters will scoff...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On
Replies: 30
Views: 864

Re: Help! My LF Headlamp Won’t Turn On

Check continuity between the headlight bucket and somewhere else on the car where there should be a good ground....like the frame, etc.

No continuity, no ground....no workie.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TODAY'S THE DAY
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: TODAY'S THE DAY

Nice sentiments. I too consider myself fortunate that my T is spending part of its journey with me
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58975

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Not only does Birdhaven have great products but they also take the time to do the little things...like throwing in a pack of Tootsie Rolls.

Gotta love it.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2538

Re: Barn Find TT

I was bidding on it.

A bit too rich for my current situation. The CINC vetoed anything over $3500.

I hope it went to someone who will treat it with respect.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found this not so old pic...
Replies: 28
Views: 1705

Re: Found this not so old pic...

A friend is about to give me the running gear and both axles (no frame) out of his 31 Model A pickup.

This is kind of what I had in mind.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 425
Views: 58975

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Brake/Tail light is all hooked up. I gave the homemade/repurposed bracket my highly secret patina treatment so it matches the rest of the car. I’m just waiting for my stop light switch from Fun Projects, then I’ll have a brake light. This will be one of the few concessions to modernity that I’ll be ...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's are going to Luray!
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Lang's are going to Luray!

I second Dan's comment, Lang's has been at Chickasha as long as I remember. Wish we could make Luray this year. Glad to see Lang's going. I've seen Mr. Lang at Chickasha, true....but they don't typically have a Lang's booth. That's what I was referring to. Don't get me wrong, I totally respect the ...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 176
Views: 17245

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Mopar_man wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:23 pm
I always enjoy finding the Ford script on everything.
I do too. It's like finding an Easter egg.
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1657

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

For what it's worth.... My job takes me into petroleum refinery labs quite often, several of which have their own water purifiers. For ASTM testing purposes, they need water that is purer than the distilled water sold in stores. The purity of this ASTM water is mearured in conductivity....less suspe...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lang's are going to Luray!
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Lang's are going to Luray!

Good to hear.

I know it's a long drive, but yall should do Chickasha in 2021.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)
Replies: 30
Views: 1217

Re: By request, My '23 Gow Job build pics (speedster)

I love it Chad.

A friend of mine is about to give me all the running gear out of his 31 Model A pickup and I'm looking for general ideas for a period gow job. Yours is giving me some great ideas.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 1010

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

So many things....here's a partial list in no particular order: - The spindly, gangly looks - What they mean to the nation's history - The fact that they're a chick magnet (seriously....none of my other old cars draw pretty girls like this T does...not even close) - The fact that they were the botto...
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Original Fasteners

drop it in some muriatic acid for an hour or so...that'll typically strip of plating.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap Meet Tips
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: Swap Meet Tips

I almost always get a space at every swap meet I go to. This not only allows me to sell some of my own stuff, but it also gives me a "home base" of sorts in the midst of the swap meet that I can return to and sit for a while and get some fluids in me. Walking an entire swap meet in one bite takes th...
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The T and friends.
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: The T and friends.

How cool is that!

Looks like a great time.
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1310

Re: Guardian Angel

My angel quit a while back, citing exhaustion. The new guy has already put in for a transfer.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful cranking update
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Be careful cranking update

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Mark.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got a phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: I got a phone call

When I'm bored (not often....I have three kids), I'll keep a scammer on the line and have my kids run around and make barnyard noises or make noises like one of them is being tortured. Or I'll scream something absurd, like "Billy....I swear, if you don't quit dressing that goat up in women's underwe...
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

I'd be afraid to run straight water if I lived anywhere north of Brownsville, TX because I'd be afraid that I'd forget to drain it in the winter and a freeze would sneak up on me.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1657

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

Which system, a Model T with out a water pump or one with a water pump, will needed to be flushed more often? Which system will keep the scale in motion better? It doesn't matter. Use distilled water 50/50 with antifreeze to prevent scale and rust, and flush biennially . Ding, ding, ding....correct...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??
Replies: 48
Views: 1657

Re: HELP!!! SHOULD I USE A WATER PUMP??

My T, equipped with a new Berg’s radiator, has been driven regularly in 100 degree + Texas heat with no hint of overheating...not even when sitting still at traffic lights.

No water pump needed.

A water pump is a treatment for symptoms of problems that need to be treated.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 1120

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

Soooo cool.

I think both are magnificent.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The new door.
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: The new door.

After using a cheap fiberglass garage door for 43 years it"s time for better!! I can"t crank anymore so with about a 5' tow the 14 started and ran very well when i moved it to the barn.Once in the barn it gave a free start then on to the Model A with it"s self commencer!! Bud. :D Those new fangled ...