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by RustyFords
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Damage Theory

Don, my laughter meter is in the red tonight. Your Touring just might have the Avery Truck syndrome. :lol: Spittin' fan blades out. On the other hand: I vote you put some chicken-poo weld of yours on that fender and get about the business of trying to wear that Ford completely out. It ain't done ye...
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: Damage Theory

I've always thought it looks like unintentional damage of some sort too Dan.
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Damage Theory

I've wondered, since I bought my car, how this damage was done to the passenger side fender. . CBFE3098-717D-43C6-A089-88474A90615B.JPG . Then I saw this photo and it looks like my car could've had a different brace on it than the one it does now....one the like one in the photo that would require s...
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Complicated Man
Replies: 29
Views: 1440

Re: A Complicated Man

Call me weird, but the first thing I always think when looking at that Barrow/Ford letter is that, back in the day, even the thugs had good penmanship. The schools were still teaching it. I'm 51 and am often told that I have beautiful handwriting. But I'm from the last generation taught this in scho...
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1880

Re: Radiator Caps

Great info , Donnie. Don’s NOS cap has the rolled edge. It certainly added a step in the manufacturing process or complicated the tooling, and we all know Henry didn’t waste steps. It WAS an improvement for the improved car. ( wow, I’ll never get it back from Don now!) Tim....my weathered 24 Tourin...
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Caps
Replies: 37
Views: 1880

Re: Radiator Caps

I have an NOS cap, still in the box and packing paper if yall would like a photo of it.

Not sure what year it is though.
by RustyFords
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16953

Re: Model T Special build.

Very cool Shane. I'm also one who appreciates nearly all iterations of the automotive hobby.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who wanted original top prop nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Who wanted original top prop nuts

I'd like the 4th and 5th ones from the left if they're still available.
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4328

Re: Chickasha Status

If the country's reactions to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 represent our finest hours, our country's reaction to this represents the opposite.
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4328

Re: Chickasha Status

The good thing about this event is the type of folks who attend. Almost everyone is of the generations who have most of the common sense left in the world, and real concern for other folks. This event in no way resembles a music concert or a major sporting event. So I will be doing my remaining pac...
by RustyFords
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ARE THEY NUTS?
Replies: 118
Views: 3882

Re: ARE THEY NUTS?

BARN FIND.....WILL TRADE FOR A BRASS ERA CAR

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by RustyFords
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorhome at Chickasha
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Motorhome at Chickasha

My dad just upgraded from an RV trailer to a motorhome and wants us to take it to Chickasha for its maiden voyage.

Do they allow people to park motorhomes in the big parking lot there?
by RustyFords
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2 weeks to go
Replies: 19
Views: 1558

Re: Chickasha 2 weeks to go

My crew is still going.
by RustyFords
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOTICE:CHICKASHA PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: NOTICE:CHICKASHA PIZZA PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Thanks for trying, anyway. The thought is much appreciated. See you out there, if the social media hoaxers don't succeed in total disruption of the country and the "New Black Death" needlessly keeps everyone at home. :roll: :roll: :roll: Amen to that. The stupidity of this thing is hurting my brain...
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2831

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

D.Yoder wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:32 pm
I have to make it to Chickasha first . Just got the air cleaner on today.
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Is that gray hose a sort of PCV?
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traveling from Texas to Ohio?
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Traveling from Texas to Ohio?

I'll probably be going from Conroe, TX to Cleveland in September.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Been enjoying the heck out of this wonderful little Flivver since the rebuilt front axle was installed and haven't really done much to it since then. But I'm about to jump back in and tackle some more wood work in the doors and work on getting an interior put in it. I keep going back and forth in my...
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2831

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

The last two trips to Chickasha, it's been ugly getting through Dallas on Thursday morning. [/size] Years ago when I had the sign business I went to a lot of swap meets, and before I had a trailer I took a helper to assist with setting up. On one trip to Conroe the helper was a young guy who had al...
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 42
Views: 3634

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

That is super news. Thanks to Glen and Mark for all yall do for the Model T hobby.

And Dave too...I had a nice long conversation with him on the phone last month....super guy.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screen Drool .. This is what I've been doing.
Replies: 21
Views: 1610

Re: Screen Drool .. This is what I've been doing.

All of that beautiful work makes me think about needing a speedster to put it on.

Then I come back to Earth and remember the two other (non Model T) old cars in my stable that need attention first and the Vega Kammback that I want to build. So I'll just be happy to drool instead.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16953

Re: Model T Special build.

Wow...that is a cool piece.

Cooling fins and everything....so neat.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2831

Re: Safe Travels Don

FreighTer Jim wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:57 am
Hope Houston traffic doesn’t cause you too much aggravation ... 😬


FJ
Thanks Jim. We're on the far north side of the Houston metro...so, that's not typically the issue.

The last two trips to Chickasha, it's been ugly getting through Dallas on Thursday morning.
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 2549

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

So fortunate to be less than an hour's drive from Lilleker's.

Ross does great work at fair prices.
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2831

Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Not far at all....coming from north of Houston. Getting through the DFW metro-mess on Thursday is always the biggest challenge.

My wife's cousin lives less than a half hour from Chickasha so we always bunk with him for free....gotta love that.
by RustyFords
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7062

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Nice!

Great to see it back on the road. :D
by RustyFords
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2313

Re: radiator prices

Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:56 am
Could it cost more because it's better? :D
That's just crazy talk.
by RustyFords
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2313

Re: radiator prices

My high/black radiator from Bergs was VERY expensive.

That having been said, I'd happily pay more if I needed another one. It transformed my car. I don't think I could overheat it now if I tried.
by RustyFords
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Wish List
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Chickasha Wish List

Thanks Donnie. I'm looking for the 24-25 style apron.
by RustyFords
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Wish List
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Chickasha Wish List

Thanks Steve...I'll stop by.

If you'd like to send me photos of them, I'd be happy to possibly "pre-purchase" one of them.
by RustyFords
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2 weeks to go
Replies: 19
Views: 1558

Re: Chickasha 2 weeks to go

Steve Jelf wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:17 am
I need to start loading up all the jun.. er, fine goods I'm taking.
SG-15, south building.
:D :D
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7062

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

And...I've said it before but I'll say it again....I love your RPU.

Ain't it grand having a "weathered" T?!!! My beat-on 24 is easily three times as fun as any really nice restored old car I've ever had. It's all fun and zero worries.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7062

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

DHort wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:17 pm
His foot looks fine now. Keep up the good work Grandpa.
Doesn't get much cuter than that.

I'm looking forward to those days. My daughter is 24 and only now about to be engaged...so I'm probably still years away from having little ones to spoil. Yours are gorgeous Dallas.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Wish List
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Chickasha Wish List

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:48 pm
I believe I have the front lower cushion springs but unable to attend due to an elderly father. Let me know if this helps if you do not find one there.

Hank
Thanks Hank....I'll let you know.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts making the news
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Model Ts making the news

Probably not a good thing that it made USA Today.

Some whacko is surely going to demand that this is abusing the pigs and demand that it stop.
by RustyFords
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Wish List
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Chickasha Wish List

Still looking for these items....thanks!
by RustyFords
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7062

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Congrats Dallas!

You’re to be commended for giving the old girl the possibility of another century of life.
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 fuel evaporation
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: 1925 fuel evaporation

You could also place a cheap styrofoam cup under the carb and tank outlet.

If the gas leaks into one of them, it'll eat up the strofoam. The gas won't be there, but you'll see evidence of it in the styrofoam.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

What a beautiful tribute to your dad. I pray you find comfort and peace in these trying times.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FJ - Headed From Chickasha With Empty Trailer To AZ & CA March 21st Or Thereabouts
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: FJ - Headed To Chickasha From Miami With Empty Trailer March 7th Or Thereabouts

Safe travels.

It'd be nice to meet you in person. You've been within a couple miles of my house a couple times.
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Wish List
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Chickasha Wish List

Thanks Steve.
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chickasha Wish List
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Chickasha Wish List

I'll be at Chickasha (space SG4) and am looking for the following parts for my weathered 24 Touring: - Used seat springs. - Weathered Door Panels and Kick Panels - Weathered Lower Radiator Apron. - Weathered Rear Side-View Mirror Used/Weathered versions of these items have eluded me. But you never k...
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's Your Chickasha Space?
Replies: 23
Views: 1371

Re: What's Your Chickasha Space?

Not long now Here is my wanted list all the way from Australia 26/27 front guards good condition 26/27 rear guards touring/ Tudor 26/27 bonnet Front wire wheel hub x 1 Rear wire hub x 1 LHD handbrake LhD steering brackets Tudor 27 headlight bucket Brackets 15 tourer body 15 seat frames LHD 15 pedal...
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: reperduction coils

Ron...I recently received two rebuilt coils from you (that I ordered through Langs) and my 24 Touring is very happy with them (he's very picky and lets me know immediately about imperfect coils).

That, combined with the rebuilt generator I bought from you makes for a very happy little Flivver.
by RustyFords
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7062

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Lookin like a truck again. Looking forward to the video of it running.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Future meets the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: The Future meets the Past

Very very neat. Good for you.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Kenny survived a Kamikaze Attack in WW2 - then waited 62 years for his Ford ...
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: FJ - Kenny survived a Kamikaze Attack in WW2 - then waited 62 years for his Ford ...

What a great story.

There are two more cars I want to add to my stable and a Model A coupe is one of them. When the time comes, I'd love to find one like Kenny's....one with a long history of being loved....one that I can be the caretaker of.
by RustyFords
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Major surgery to ride again.
Replies: 83
Views: 7062

Re: Major surgery to ride again.

Looking good Dallas!
by RustyFords
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3095

Re: What is this ??

I know you’ve already made the decision to tear it down, but just to bolster what Scott said above about the brass screws becoming unstable.... I elected to replace all the brass magnet screws on the engine I’m running in my T now even though none of them had lost a head. On a few of them, just the ...
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Front Axle Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Mystery Front Axle Bits

John...I removed the “gizmos” and started cleaning them up. One of them looks almost new after some time with the wire wheel. The other one fought me more coming off and I broke the bolt. So you’ll have to find another square headed shoulder bolt to match. I’m gonna try to extract the broken bolt an...
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Clown Car
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Model T Clown Car

Angmar wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Post photos of the car when you can. Always wondered how those cars did what they did.
Will do.

One of these guys is a welder and is going to weld up a hairline crack in my rear crossmember. When I go out to their shop I’ll grab some photos of the car.
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Clown Car
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Model T Clown Car

One other interesting tidbit...they told me that this particular clown car has a lever that the driver can pull that makes the driver’s side front wheel fold under when the car’s doing a wheelie. When you release it, the wheel pops back into place. I saw a Model T clown car with a wheel like this wh...
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Clown Car
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Model T Clown Car

It was a great day at the Conroe Swap Meet I drove the T and had a vendor space where I was selling some odds and ends and a couple guys talked to me about a Model T clown car that they’re reviving. It was used in rodeos and parades in the Houston area and all the way down into south Texas in the 50...
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Its good to learn enough to be comfortable and confident that that old rig will take you there and back. If it dont, you know enough to get her up and going with a few tools and knowledge you have earned. Yes earned. Glad you are really starting to enjoy the T Don!
Thanks Dallas!
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Drove the T from the outskirts of town on the south side, through the city and to the county fairgrounds (which is on the outskirts of town on the north side) for a swap meet this afternoon, then back home. 25+ miles each way....a new distance record for the T. I know that's an almost comically shor...
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 2326

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

Dallas Landers wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Just hit something Don, its already there! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 2326

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

FreighTer Jim wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:12 pm
My email asked money for Model T Airbags - Model T Dragster Chute - Model T Driver Ejector Seat With GPS Locator ... 🤟

FJ
oooohhhh....I want a Model T ejector seat!
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 118
Views: 6289

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Looks good.

I'm with you...I never scrimp on the brakes, steering, ignition and fuel systems on an old car. I'll make do with other items, but not those.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3095

Re: What is this ??

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:39 am
Someone should post a picture of the catastrophic damage aftermath.
When I was at at Lilleker’s a few weeks ago he showed me an engine he was pulling apart that had a magnet come loose. It looked like a small bomb had gone off inside the hogshead. I should’ve taken a photo of it.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

I have done this to both of my T's. I used the oxy/acetylene torch and heated it just shy of red. I first bent the upper part of the rod inward, then bent the lower part outward. I bent them in the car, bending both the lever and the release rod at the same time. Ed...can you post a photo of yours?
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Haven’t posted progress in a while
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Haven’t posted progress in a while

Slow and steady wins the race. Keep it up!
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: Zee-ing the parking brake lever.

Thinking about doing this as well. Thanks for posting the photos.
by RustyFords
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Adjusting coils

I’m just building it into the costs of running my car to outright purchase two new coils per year until I have 8 rebuilt coils. I have six now and will buy a couple more at the end of the year. Then I’ll have four in the car, two freshly rebuilt ones in the toolbox and two on the bench getting fresh...
by RustyFords
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Depression Fender Patch

I like stuff like this. Most people don't seem to, they want everything shiny and new. I'm always afraid if I donated things like this to a museum they would just throw it in the back room and forget about it. I also have a very cool metal lathe made from Model t parts I’m with you Stan. This sort ...
by RustyFords
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Depression Fender Patch

Thanks for the picture. I love to see these homemade repairs that kept Ts on the road. Here's a photo of the patch on my '14, "Otis", that I bought from John Mays three years ago.20200212_103222.jpg That's a great example. I've had the pleasure of riding in Otis and have looked over all his greatne...
by RustyFords
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: my 21 -t-
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: my 21 -t-

Very cool.
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: WTB - Used Door Panels and Kick Panels.

Good suggestion John. I'll give them a call.
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U & J ready to go -- what takes the time!!
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: U & J ready to go -- what takes the time!!

As they'd say in south Texas, where I grew up...."Que chula!!"
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha

Ignacio...the last two years there’s been a guy just outside the south building, in the lot to west, who’s had about forty of them in various conditions.
by RustyFords
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Depression Fender Patch
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Depression Fender Patch

Very nice. I love how evenly spaced the rivets are.
by RustyFords
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Model T Friend Dies.
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: My Model T Friend Dies.

Sorry for your loss Bob. It’s hard, if not impossible to replace friends like that.
by RustyFords
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Dallas Landers wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:36 pm
Why that new paint doesnt even show! :D
Im back from Iowa so I can get back on my project.
Looks like a good day for you!
Definitely a good day.

Looking forward to seeing the rpu up and running...maybe this month?
by RustyFords
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6772

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

CudaMan wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:51 pm
I finished the fabrication of the hood blanket for Betsy today, here are some pics:
That's nice work Mark. The T looks really snug in its custom coat.
by RustyFords
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6772

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

For what it's worth, we are getting a bargain from the various people who service coils for hire. They do a lot for the price! Neal Yes we do. I've purchased a total of 6 outright from one of the coil rebuilders and have been very happy with them. I think I'll purchase two more then start learning ...
by RustyFords
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

JTT3 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Don very nice. Is this the spare engine you freshened up or the one you had rebuilt?
Thanks John.

This is the spare engine.

I haven’t had the other rebuilt yet.
by RustyFords
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Got the T back on the road today. All the work on the front axle was well worth it. The suspension feels great and the steering is tight. Here’s a link to a short video of the first drive today.

https://youtu.be/j3uAHFg3WNI
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Front Axle Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Mystery Front Axle Bits

Hi John

Haven’t seen your email yet. If you text...text me at two81-seven87-8418.

No need to purchase them...I’ll just send them to you.
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I’m really close to putting the T back on the road. My play time got cut short by some handyman jobs at my in-law’s. But I’m hoping that tomorrow will bring my first post-front end rebuild ride.
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasaw Dates
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Chickasaw Dates

Definitely worth the drive. I‘ve driven from Houston for the last few years.

March 20-21
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Today’s project was setting the toe-in or “gather” as Ford called it, With all new components on the front axle, the toe-in was way off. Adjusting it only involves taking the drag link and one spindle arm loose and turning the tie-rod yoke in or out. But, the yoke wasn’t budging, so out came the tie...
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Front Axle Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Mystery Front Axle Bits

I’m working hard to save every last little usable bits off of my ‘25 parts chassis before I haul the rest to the metal recycler and came across these little clamps. I thought at first that they might be towing hooks, but they’re facing the wrong way. Could they be part of an aftermarket gizmo of som...
by RustyFords
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Radiator replacement

My new flat tube from Berg’s easily handled the summer heat in Houston.
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T University
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Model T University

How awesome.

I'm jealous.
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Mark Gregush wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:00 pm
There has been, an example was the Tru-fire. (google it: Tru-Fire ford Model T)
I've heard that name before....didn't know that that's what it was. It looks like you couldn't run a mag with that setup.
by RustyFords
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

You'd think, after all these years, that there would be a modern coil package that would fit in the stock coil box that eliminates all the shortcomings of the wooden and plastic coils...something that would do what a coil is supposed to do but with modern, durable components and be invisible once th...
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slot head screws source
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Slot head screws source

I've bought from Blacksmith Bolt a couple times and have been pleased.

Here's a link to their website.

http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1340

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

I didn't know that EZ Turn acts as a thread sealant too. I have a new sediment bulb for my Runabout and I need to find a sealant. I don't have EZ Turn on hand. It sealed the threads perfectly. As mentioned above though...it's important not to overuse it to the extent that it goops up because it's n...
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1340

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

RajoRacer wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:47 am
Use the EZLube sparingly on the tapers as it can & will block the orifice to prevent full flow.
I agree. I used just the very thinnest amount on the tapers. I tested the fuel flow and it's great.
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1340

Re: Removing sediment bulb from gas tank

I used a pipe wrench with an extension to remove one from an old tank. Add penetrating oil and work the bulb in both directions alternatively, loosening and tightening, even if it feels like it's not moving. If it moves a microscopic amount, add some more oil, then keep rocking it back and forth. Ev...
by RustyFords
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16953

Re: Model T Special build.

Wow...that was an expensive bit of kit back in the day.
by RustyFords
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 177
Views: 16953

Re: Model T Special build.

LOVE the updates and the car.

Keep 'em coming!
by RustyFords
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 362
Views: 28855

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

No worries.

The standard fittings, shown in the photo, are sealing up nicely.

I appreciate your input.
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oval fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: oval fuel tanks

A few months back, when everyone was out of them, I called Rootlieb and they had them in stock.
by RustyFords
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old 16mm Movies of MTFCI Events
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Old 16mm Movies of MTFCI Events

How cool. Thanks for posting them.