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by RustyFords
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Be careful cranking update
Replies: 4
Views: 265

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: 540

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: 14
Views: 301

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: 19
Views: 401

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: 19
Views: 401

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: 12
Views: 620

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: 359

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 ...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Wrinkles
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Top Wrinkles

Or just bring it to Houston.

It'll be steamed in about ten minutes. :D
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Allmost a Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Allmost a Model T

Always great to see another T being returned to the road.

Nice work.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 25
Views: 1090

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

My additions to the lists above:

- Too much lubrication is far superior to too little (an oily T is a happy T).
- A top-notch radiator is worth every penny.
- Size 12 flip-flops are too wide for Model T pedals.
- Assume other drivers will do unspeakably stupid things.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 21" demountable rim lugs
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: 21" demountable rim lugs

ModelTWoods wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:39 am
I don't need to start collecting Chevy parts at my age.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by RustyFords
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions
Replies: 42
Views: 1702

Re: Even the Experienced Make Bad Decisions

wow....hate to see a T banged up like that, but glad yall are ok. One way to look at it is....if these cars were all sitting in musuems and never getting used, they'd never be in wrecks. And that would be more tragic than one occassionally having a crack-up If the passengers come out unharmed and th...
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential Certificate of Completion.
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Differential Certificate of Completion.

That’s cool Ignacio, and what a nice thing for her to do.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

Same thing here. Getting materials is a huge problem now. Treated lumber is almost impossible to get. I need 3 sq of white vinyl siding for a repair job. I called my supplier and was told 3 weeks at least. White double four vinyl is the most common and everyone stocks it normally. The trailer facto...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Me Bragging....,
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Just Me Bragging....,

That’s great Hank.

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1609

Re: Barn Find TT

Sam, I’m putting together a 24 Touring that I’m making look like it was a complete car put away during WW2. My starting point was an incredibly well-preserved original paint body, with a thoroughly exhausted drive train. But nearly everything else was gone. So my car is a re-creation. I believe it’s...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1609

Re: Barn Find TT

Sam...if you're not going to buy this, please let me know.

I have a trailer ready to head to MO....I'm totally serious.
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1609

Re: Barn Find TT

Oh wow....that is just stunning. The signage, the bodywork, the turn signals....everything.

I love it and would consider it a dream to slowly go through the old girl and return her to service. I'd handle that like an archaeologist and just revel in every second of it.

Wow.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Who is this in this ad??

It's not pirating, stealing or illegal- the image is in the public domain and free for anyone to use. Semantics The cans on Steve’s car are not the ones being sold. There may be actual photos attached to the add but he’s leading with something that’s not real and makes no attempt to say that the ph...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Who is this in this ad??

I'm always amazed at the boldness a random person will have when selling something online and totally pirating someone else's image.
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1609

Re: Barn Find TT

I'd be all over it. Rebuild the mechanicals as needed and leave the body alone as much as possible. Glorious old interior fabrics, while beautiful, typically don't last very long once they start seeing regular use. As for the metal, I've used some stuff called Penetrol to preserve and bring out old ...
by RustyFords
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

I’ve been out to Ross’ shop several times and he’s always been busy. I’ve always thought that was a great thing. He’s right there near Texas A&M and always has a few college students working for him. I’ve been in the old car hobby for a long time but only four years with Model T’s and there’s an ene...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free start - the T wants to go!
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Free start - the T wants to go!

I love how T’s are so much like horses. It makes me smile.
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start need Help
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Free Start need Help

My guess is that you’re switching the ignition off with the engine at a high rpm. I can make my car give a free start most of the time by doing that. If I idle it down before switching it off, it hardly ever free starts. I suppose it has to do with how much un-burned fuel vapor there is in the cylin...
by RustyFords
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 84
Views: 6432

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Nicely done. Thanks for the updates.
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

That’s a great looking runabout Terry. I love period political sign...how cool.
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

There it is on the spare tire carrier arm. Tiny...but there it is...gotta love it. For some reason it makes me smile every time I find one hidden like an Easter egg. 😊
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by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here’s my version of a tail light bracket that’s in keeping with what a pre-1945 farmer on a very tight budget might’ve cobbled together from his Model T parts pile out behind the barn. I have two of the spare carriers that mount on the rear crossmember, both of which are beat up and heavily repaire...
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Thanks for all the superb tips. The bracket that mounts under the rear of the body gave me an idea... I have two of the spare carriers that mount on the rest crossmember, both of which are beat up and heavily repaired. So I cut one of the arms off of one of them and made a taillight bracket. It moun...
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Found a different solution...thanks to all who responded.
by RustyFords
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I only used a fraction of the gallon of graphite slip paint that I bought.

Anyone in the Houston area who’d like to get get some for free, please message me.
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

I've had it happen to me more than once.

I've learned to politely ask them about the parts/changes right then and there. Sometimes it means the death of the deal, and so be it.
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

No worries. Thanks for checking. I think I’m gonna go with one of these instead.
by RustyFords
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

I’m having trouble visualizing where the bracket (in the.photo below) goes, and what the long skinny part of the bracket is for.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Thanks John and Steve.

I’m interested in learning more about both of your ideas. Do you have any photos?
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Allan wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Strange as it may seem Don, I have just what you want, complete with a nice even coat of light surface rust. Let me know if you cannot find one locally.
Allan from down under.
Thanks Allan. I’ll let you know
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Don I will look tomorrow, just been busy on Rick Rice's TT.

Hank
Thanks Hank.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

My goodness....for the love of all that is good and holy....send it to Houston.

I'm pretty sure God has been trying to kill us lately with the heat, hurricane and covid.
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 226

WTB - 26-27 Fender Tail Light Mounting Bracket (Left Side)

Looking for a 26-27 tail light fender bracket (driver's side) that is showing nice wear/patina.

Call/Text at Two81-Seven87-8418 or email allenchemistry@gmail.com
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

Since I know you're not a "purist", mounting the stop/ tail/ license plate holder to the left rear fender using the same stand as the 26-27 tourings and other body styles used, ought to work fine. Yes and no on the "purist" thing. I'm being "pure" about limiting any mods to this car to those that w...
by RustyFords
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Heresy
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Spare Tire Carrier Heresy

I'll be honest....I've never liked the looks of the spare carrier that came on black era Touring cars. It hangs low, at a weird angle. It looks like an afterthought by Ford. And that spare rim with a tire and tube installed is heavy. Add that weight to the weight of the carrier and you've got a whol...
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1834

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

I bought the resin kit and it made a big difference. My original box was pretty rotten as well.

I just wire brushed the contact areas with a little Dremel tool wire wheel and left the rest alone.
by RustyFords
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaf Spring Silicone
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Leaf Spring Silicone

I painted mine with graphite slip paint and haven't had any of it leaking at all.
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Yikes. What a mess.

I think Lang’s has some of those fan shaft bolts available in NOS. At least that’s what I remember from ordering mine a few years ago.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

That’s the plan.

At the rate I’m driving it, it’ll be quite a long time before that kind of mileage is on it.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Thanks Jerry. I baby this car (too much probably). Oil is checked every time I drive it and is changed regularly and I don’t over rev or over tax the engine. So I’m hoping I get some long life out of it.
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Thanks Norm. I do have some Timesaver so that'll come in handy when the time comes.
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Taking Up Con-Rods

Please forgive the newbie question.... How do you know when to take up the slack in your connecting rod caps and remove a shim(s)? Is it a mileage thing? Do you wait to hear a knocking? My engine was refreshed (not rebuilt) by Ross Lilleker last year and he's the one who assembled everything, so I'm...
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: radiator hose

I tried to make the red hoses with OEM syle clamps work, but had tiny leaks no matter what I did. What ended up working for me was the red hose with OEM style clamps on the lower hoses with a smear of Ultra Black. On the upper hose, I used a modern Gates hose with relatively modern clamps (with a s...
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: For All Eternity

He'll also be with the Honda guy who made it necessary to remove the right front suspension, front bumper and radiator on an Odyssey minivan in order to change an alternator.

It'll be a large room/lava pit/cauldron...there'll be a guy from Jaguar in there with several others I can think of.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

Very true.

My Touring hasn't had a back seat until recently. This weekend I gave a ride to three adults.

Wow...it really slowed the old girl down. I figured it would do so, but the extent to which it occurred was unexpected.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

This Model A tail light is set up to have separate tail light and brake light functions....which is exactly what I'm wanting. The fact that it says "STOP" is just a cool little bonus. However, it was setup to achieve this via a weird little jumper springy metal tab that had broken. Instead of orderi...
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Will Never Know What You May Find in a Model T Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: You Will Never Know What You May Find in a Model T Engine

Those engineers have had whole conventions in my barn in the past. I've had to call in the cops.
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turned 100 Today
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Turned 100 Today

Awesome....Congratulations!!
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I’m working on my spare tire carrier and tail light. I have a beautifully weathered tail light/ stop light and license plate bracket that even has a metal insert that makes it say “STOP” on the top half. The guts of it need a full rebuild and that’s a fun little bench project. I‘m going to buy one o...
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Top Bow Spacing

Yes. You can buy just the pads. I would suggest upholstery thread and needles to repair your top. Then you should be able to use tar from inside a coil to slather on top of the stitches. That would be authentic for the era. Thanks for the info David....I appreciate it. I hadn't thought of using coi...
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: update Be careful cranking
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: update Be careful cranking

I always read, with interest, the stories from all of you who have suffered a T related cranking injury. It seems like there's no shortage of them. What's more disconcerting is that many of these injuries have occurred to Model T veterans. That's partly why I almost never hand-crank my T and am than...
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What can I say, another fun day!
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: What can I say, another fun day!

During a sublime day/activity like that, my grandfather would always say, "I wonder what the poor folks are doing today". ;) (of course, we'd always reply with whatever we were doing at the time). :D I say it a lot now with my kids. They roll their eyes (and use the same comeback), but they love it.
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Top Bow Spacing

Just wondering if you plan to locate some used top material to go with your depression look Touring. It’s been interesting following your Touring’s authentic used look rebuild. I was able to secure some perfect used material very soon after I purchased the car. It's in good shape other than a coupl...
by RustyFords
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Top Bow Spacing

That’s perfect Martynn..thank you.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Bow Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Top Bow Spacing

I’m about to put the top on my 24 Touring and was wondering if anyone has the measurements for where each bow goes on a one-man-top car in the fully “up” position.

I think I’ve seen it here before but my Google’s broke and I can’t find it.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2959

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Pep....I like that old original muffler. I need one for my car. I have a repro that's connected to a repro exhaust pipe and I also have a very old, very solid generic pipe and muffler set (that I'm running now) that was on a parts chassis I bought. The old generic set has a crusty look that matches ...
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Towing Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Towing Model T

I used a u-hual trailer when I bought my T.

It worked great.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

I like the discs.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...
Replies: 66
Views: 1697

Re: I am 14 and I bought a 1926 T. Now what?...

Welcome Jonah.

I bought my first old car when I was 14 too.

The advice posted here is excellent, so I won't add to it. But I would like to welcome you to world of Model T's. Please don't hesitate to ask for help here.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1436

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Not a bumper sticker....it's on my windshield. It's a vintage sticker from the 1940's for a roller rink in Houston that burned down in the 1960's. I was at an old car gathering last October and a lady saw it and told me that she worked there in the 50's. So I told her..."Wow, you're essentially the ...
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Don, I have two heavy jute sacks, stuffed with woollen noil from our wool processing. It took me a while to find two original 187 pound fertiliser sacks with just the black brand. I was offered many potato sacks but all those were all had multi coloured brands and showed weights in kilograms. The w...
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

It immediately occurred to me that I was tightening the nut too little....ie, not enough for the washer indentation to catch. This was causing the nut to back off until it finally did catch an indentation. So the next time, I tightened it a full rotation until it caught an indentation, then took th...
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

The latest side view...
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by RustyFords
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 1723

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I live in a very busy and growing suburb north of Houston (Conroe) and drive my T all over, including downtown. I prefer roads with a max speed limit of 30 to 45 with an ample shoulder or a big passing lane...or multiple lanes. I plan to retire in no more than 7 years and will be moving to a more ru...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Economy Motor Head Company
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Economy Motor Head Company

Wow....that is a curious shape for the chamber.

Looks like lots of swirling would be going on in there. I can't imagine how that would be beneficial.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Overheated!

Your "pristine" replacement belt is downright luxurious compared to the belt that was on my car when it was pulled out of the hay shed. It's a bicyle tire, stapled together. I'm a big fan of your Rusty....he looks great in his work clothes. Glad he wasn't harmed in the overheating. . Model T homema...
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Adventures with " The Big Green Truck"

Nice to see the T in action.

Model T's and dogs are happiest when they have a job to do.
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Allan wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:24 pm
Don, not to get too picky, but your burlap bag should not have multi coloured printing. :)
Allan from down under.
Touché 😉

Although...I’m wondering if colored burlap was showing up by WW2?
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Here’s how I’m storing my emergency gasoline and oil. John Mays gave me this gorgeous old wooden box when he sold his home. It’s being held in place by a cut-down running board rack and a bunch of rolled up burlap sacks. The rack was with the car when it was pulled from the hay shed, so I wanted to ...
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I love where I live!
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: I love where I live!

That's really cool Dallas....mark me down as officially jealous. ;)
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member
Replies: 33
Views: 2049

Re: RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

That's a shame. I spoke to him on the phone one time. I love motorcycles, but will not ride them because of this very thing. I had to lay down a two week old Harley 883 when I was in the military for this reason. A few days ago, the guy who was considered the local expert on motorcycle safety was ki...
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: An old Ford

Interesting radiator cap ornament.
by RustyFords
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: An old Ford

Original Smith wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:44 am
Even the Ford dealer couldn't get the year correct!
And only 24 years after the car was made.

Heck....they probably still had Model T parts in their parts department.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: An old Ford

The old girl's in good shape. Probably wearing original paint.

I'd love to have it as is.

However....it's a high cowl car. And, it has the metal trim piece under the radiator. So....not a 22....maybe late 24 or 25?
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gouged pinion gear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1211

Re: Gouged pinion gear?

ivaldes1 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:52 pm
I've decided to wear it to church.
As a hat? A ring? A necklace?

Please elaborate.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small town dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Small town dealer

Still horse manure on the street.....a time of transition.
by RustyFords
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: M F Ford Truck ????????????????
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: M F Ford Truck ????????????????

Neat

Looks like a full resto would be in order and a lot of woodwork but it also appears that the impossible to find bits are there.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

Rocky Mountain Brakes are on the “to-do” list...just not in the budget yet. 😉
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2959

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the f...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

DHort wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:18 pm
...........No problem stopping with the cars in front of me, at least the ones that know how to drive.
That really narrows down the number
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

I agree with you Don. I have more issues backing up. The bows are so high I do not see that little car parked behind me. No problem stopping with the cars in front of me, at least the ones that know how to drive. Yeah...I can see that. I haven't had top bows on my car since I revived it. As I get c...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

Ok...that statement may cause some eyebrows to be raised, but bear with me.... In my build thread (see link below), I talked about how I wasn't adjusting the brake band properly, this was causing the brake to be pretty mushy and insufficient. I drove the car like this for a while and, sadly, got kin...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 417
Views: 51347

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

A small bit of novice learning for me recently....total rookie mistake. :oops: My transmission drums were turned by Ross Lilleker. He also installed the kevlar bands that I'm using. So...everything was/is in good shape. Ross told me that the bands would need a bit of adjustment after I drove it for ...
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Splitrim
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Splitrim

These are the instructions that I used when I mounted my new tires last year and it went very well....almost enjoyable dare I say.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe up & Running. Thanks Dan Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: 1924 Coupe up & Running. Thanks Dan Hatch

Very nice. Congrats on getting it running.
by RustyFords
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Walter Higgins wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:04 pm
RustyFords wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Summit Auto Racing usually has them for around $99 apiece. Free shipping on orders over $100.
When is the last time you've known that to work?
A few months ago.
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Any deals out there on new tires?

Summit Auto Racing usually has them for around $99 apiece. Free shipping on orders over $100.
by RustyFords
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool old TT with a neat story....
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Cool old TT with a neat story....

That is neat. I bet there’s still a few folks around who rode to school in it as kids.
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 1923

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Welcome Lisa. I’m three years into Model T ownership and chose to buy a completely worn out car with the intention of going through it to learn about it. I did just that but it’s probably not the best choice for everyone. For people less crazy than me, I recommend buying the best running car you can...
by RustyFords
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 84
Views: 6432

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Incremental progress...it all adds up.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: Oh No !

It's beautiful Dallas. Grand old trees fascinate me.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 3462

Re: BE A BEACON FOR MODEL T's

Exposure and education is the key. Park Your T outside at least one day a week or so that people driving by can see it and know Henry's car is on the road alive and well. not just in museums. it will help generate interest. Take it to the local fast food or walmart and just sit in the parking lot f...
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”
Replies: 19
Views: 2302

Re: E.B. White book “Farewell to Model T”

There's a small handful of books and articles I read over and over. This is one of them.

It's sublime.
by RustyFords
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: aJ baimes "arsenal of democracy"

One of the neat things I see on a regular basis is the "knock engine room" at the big Valero refinery in Houston. I'm oversimplifying but essentially it's an internal combustion engine with a head that can be raised or lowered thereby changing the size of the combustion chamber and the compression r...