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by pete eastwood
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How precise do running board brackets need to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: How precise do running board brackets need to be?

If you want your fenders to fit properly , you need to start with the running board brackets .
" Fun Projects " has a drawing of the frame & running board brackets & their dimentions .
by pete eastwood
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

Glen , you and I will have to agree, to disagree .
I saw it too when Ben brought it home .
again , here is # 220 as Ben purchased it
by pete eastwood
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of an early Model T
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Photos of an early Model T

Not super early
The earliest T's had front fenders that were squared off & had no bill .
about mid year the door locks were changed & the door handles were slightly higher, as they are on this car .
by pete eastwood
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

Glen , I believe the picture you posted is the Torpedo that Ben restored .
by pete eastwood
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BEN SNYDER'S #220
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: BEN SNYDER'S #220

This is # 220 as Ben Snyder purchased it . I saw it at Bens place very soon after he bought it.
At that time my dad owned # 714 and was good friends with Ben .
Ben invited my dad & I to come see the car just as he purchased it , & before any restoration was done .
by pete eastwood
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early T question
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: Early T question

in Gail's book , it says they had " cut pile black carpet "
My dad's '09 , which he bought in 1953, had carpet , & he was the third owner .
by pete eastwood
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Distributor and burnt points
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Distributor and burnt points

Like Hank said , probably needs a ballast resistor
by pete eastwood
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

Wow !
Did anyone read my earlier post ?
Just skip over the obvious . . .
by pete eastwood
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: McLarn Wire Wheel Tire Slippage - In Detail

One thing everyone is overlooking , are the rims powder coated ? Powder coating can be very slick . A Museum I worked for, had this problem on a 1911 RR Ghost , I kept telling them it was the powder coat & they didn't believe me , 12 inner tubes later they relented. I masked the rims off & had the t...
by pete eastwood
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: Is this too dangerous to keep as is?

Looks like there is no engine or radiator in the car .
As you add the weight of all the components , the car will settle & that clearance will improve .
by pete eastwood
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

I have driven this car & it's a good driver .
by pete eastwood
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: 1912 Touring on HCCA Classifieds

I bought this car from the De La Cruz family. They had owned it since the 1930's They showed me photos of the car they took in 1938, with the original wheels & foredoors on it . Joe De La Cruz was pictured in the car with his good friend Leo Carrillo . The garage where the car was stored for a numbe...
by pete eastwood
Fri May 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: 1914 Windshield from Speedway Motors??

I have an extra 1914 windshield , I don't need .
by pete eastwood
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire mounting lube working too well?
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: tire mounting lube working too well?

There is a product called " Tire Talc " it is talcum specially made for tire lube .
" Camel " is one of the companies that offers it .
I find it does a good job when mounting clinchers / tubes / flaps .
by pete eastwood
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E&J 366 Headlights on Early 1909s?
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: E&J 366 Headlights on Early 1909s?

Sure looks like a painted carbide generator , on that 2 pedal / 2 lever T !
by pete eastwood
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 6623

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Is the engine still out of the car ?
If so , put a wrench on the square of the U joint & turn it , & see if everything in the rear end turns freely .
by pete eastwood
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check
Replies: 33
Views: 3152

Re: Improved Akron-Hed sanity check

I like what I see .
Interesting valve layout, side to side , rather than front to back like all the other overheads ! .
It will be interesting to see how it performs .
by pete eastwood
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SAVE THIS TT !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

Re: SAVE THIS TT !!

That Ebay listing is pretty sketchy !
by pete eastwood
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rocker Arms Unlimited, Redding, CA
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: Rocker Arms Unlimited, Redding, CA

Kevin, they do the rocker arms for my vintage dragster restorations, Always had a good experience .
Old Master studio shot.jpg
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by pete eastwood
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- 1909 Model T
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: Old Photo- 1909 Model T

It's a 1910, the front body mount has 3 bolts.
The front mount changed from 2 bolts to 3 bolts in early 1910 .
by pete eastwood
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are front cross members all the same?
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Are front cross members all the same?

TT's are different from cars. All car front crossmembers should interchange.
by pete eastwood
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 fender fit
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: 1911 fender fit

For a good fender fit, you have to start with good running board alignment. If the running board brackets are bent too low that will pull the running boards closer in , which pulls the tail of the front fender in & makes the bills point out . "Fun Projects " has a good diagram of the correct running...
by pete eastwood
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona

If you like Hot Rods & customs etc. it is the best show on the west coast .
by pete eastwood
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1914 windshield
Replies: 0
Views: 355

1914 windshield

1914 windshield
comes with 3 frame halves
2 are 13 inches & one is 14 1/2 inches.
$ 240.00
Pete Eastwood ( 626 ) four two five 1990
14 T ws.jpg
by pete eastwood
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1927 engine , A crank , Over head
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

1927 engine , A crank , Over head

1927 block, A crank , aluminum pistons
McMillian , aluminum , over heard conversion.
$ 4,200.00
TE 1.jpg
TE 2.jpg
TE 3.jpg
TE 4.jpg
TE 5.jpg
Pete Eastwood ( 626 ) four two five 1990
by pete eastwood
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909-10 sidelight brackets
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: 1909-10 sidelight brackets

Pressed steel & brass plated .
by pete eastwood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these wood rails
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: What are these wood rails

Model A's that had wood sub rails were; 1930 / 31, A - 400, Victoria, & 2 door sport phaeton.
Looks like you have parts for one of those body styles !
by pete eastwood
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: What is this rear end

it is a 1935 / 1936 Ford rear end .
by pete eastwood
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool steering box
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Cool steering box

It's a Chevy, I believe a "490" I used one I my speedster & loved it.
I have since bought another one for future use .
by pete eastwood
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 driver side TW spindel
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: 1911 driver side TW spindel

I know I have an excellent one for a project. I'm sure I have more I'll check tomorrow.
by pete eastwood
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble
Replies: 41
Views: 4106

Re: McLaren Wires and Universal T Drivers --- Years of Tire Trouble

I've had this problem with powder coated clincher rims.
Once I roughed up the painted surface of the rim so the tire could get some grip, the problem was solved.
by pete eastwood
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Rear Top Strap Info Needed For 09 Touring

Check with Russ Furstnow, he should be able to set you up with the correct stuff for your '09
by pete eastwood
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not Model T - date and make?
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Not Model T - date and make?

It's an Oldsmobile, about a '16, & looks like it's the big 6 cylinder .
by pete eastwood
Thu May 23, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Wheel Year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Steering Wheel Year?

I think you have a 1909 / 10 spider. They were slightly smaller than the 1911 & later steering wheels
Also, yours has two keyways , which makes me think it is an original .
The reproductions I've seen have only one keyway .
by pete eastwood
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)

Yes, Gerber used the same style Chevy steering box I mentioned.
by pete eastwood
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: WTB - Steering box (speedster build)

early Chevrolet, I believe "490" is a good period choice, I may have one.
by pete eastwood
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: '13-'14 Restored Steering Column
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Wanted: '13-'14 Restored Steering Column

I'm taking a nice original to the Bakersfield swap meet tomorrow. space C-24
by pete eastwood
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Smith Form A Truck chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Smith Form A Truck chassis

New price $500 !
look at the money you saved !
by pete eastwood
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Smith Form A Truck chassis
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Smith Form A Truck chassis

Smith Form A Truck chassis - on wheels , no engine , has a "Moore" trans in the drive shaft.
Missing one rear hub cap & the small drive sprockets . Wheels are bad.
$950.00 call for pics 626 Pete 425 1990
Can deliver to Bakersfield Swap Meet next week .
by pete eastwood
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Help Dating a 1909-1910 Touring Body
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: Need Help Dating a 1909-1910 Touring Body

the prototype had the two bolt brackets , front , center & rear. I know # 220 , 314 , & 714 , as well as other very early cars, have the two bolt at front & the four bolt at center & rear . I believe this is because , to make the mounts more stable , the four bolt brackets replaced the two bolt brac...
by pete eastwood
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More 09 tourings
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: More 09 tourings

The car in the bottom photo is a 2 pedal / 2 lever .
by pete eastwood
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Experimental 6 cylinder Model T
Replies: 16
Views: 2832

Re: Experimental 6 cylinder Model T

Many years ago, Tom Powels , a long time Southern California early Ford / Lincoln enthusiast bought a 6 cyl. "T" prototype engine at a Henry Ford Museum auction. He put it in a '27 roadster pickup. These pictures look like this engine is in a '27 car. I saw this set up at his place years ago. I thin...