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by pete eastwood
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Brass Windshield
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Nice Brass Windshield

That is a " Troy " windshield . They made several models , and are usually found on more expensive cars .
by pete eastwood
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: B210 oil pump
Replies: 24
Views: 1329

Re: B210 oil pump

I know keeping it simple is best but . . .
Looking at Les' pump drive , what if you stacked gears & made a gear reduction for the pump .
Like the change gears in a Quick change rear end ?
by pete eastwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Hassler shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: WTB: Hassler shocks

I have a set I just removed from a car , $200
by pete eastwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID of car - is it an early Model T torpedo?
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: ID of car - is it an early Model T torpedo?

Looks like a 1911 Open Runabout with an after market cowl , doors & windshield .
by pete eastwood
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T # 714
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Model T # 714

Steven , Your Dad's T came from Ray McIllwaine . I remember the serial # was around 450 Ray restored it in the early '60's . Ray & his father inlaw both had 2 pedal 2 lever T's . I have a picture somewhere of the three early T's out in front of our house in Pasadena ! I believe this is the car that ...
by pete eastwood
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T # 714
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Model T # 714

my sister recently sent me some old family photos . This photo was taken in 1965 , that's me behind the wheel of our model T . Brother David in the passenger seat & my dad in back . This car is serial # 714 , 2 pedal , 2 lever ! This car was sold new in Colton Calif . In 1918 it was traded in on a n...
by pete eastwood
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: C crank T block progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1888

Re: C crank T block progress!

On my " C" crank in a " T " block seems like I remember we had to turn down the OD of the counter weights to clear the cam .
by pete eastwood
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell adaptibility
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Ruckstell adaptibility

There was guy in our HCCA group that put one in his Hupmobile .
by pete eastwood
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Straighten Front Fender Hanger?
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Straighten Front Fender Hanger?

You may have to use some heat.
those brackets are forgings , so they can be heated with no problems .
by pete eastwood
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2705

Re: Anyone ever seen a Miller T head ?

Add me to the list too !
by pete eastwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A couple more T race cars
Replies: 2
Views: 481

A couple more T race cars

My buddy Rick , here in southern Calif. , has a great passion for vintage race cars . I have been fortunate to work with Rick on some fun race car projects . I recreated the Ed Winfield " 2 up 2 down " race car for him , using Ed's original engine that Rick got from the Chris Eggsgarrd collection . ...
by pete eastwood
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: T race car

SeanB, Craig Leach pretty much explained the controls. The right pedal is the throttle the left pedal ; down for low , up for high , in between for neutral . I'm still working on a simple mechanism to hold & maintain neutral . horizontal lever , lift for reverse vertical lever is for the Ruckstell. ...
by pete eastwood
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: T race car

Chris Barker
You get an A+ for getting them all correct !
by pete eastwood
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: T race car

Hi Kevin ,
Wheel base is 96"
Frame is an Essex
Front axle is Essex
by pete eastwood
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: T race car

and two more
by pete eastwood
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

Re: T race car

and more pictures
by pete eastwood
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T race car
Replies: 27
Views: 1600

T race car

I posted pictures of my race car on the " Speedster " thread,
I was asked to post more pictures so here they are , hope you enjoy them
by pete eastwood
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 126
Views: 13547

Re: Speedsters

My RAJO powered T racer car I've been working on for a while .
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: spare tire carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: spare tire carrier

Sold . . .
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: front bumper
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: front bumper

Sold . . .
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: spare tire carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 477

spare tire carrier

spare tire carrier , carries two spares on the rear of the car .
clamps around the ends of the rear crossmember , and up against the bottom of the body .
I just removed it from a 1914 touring .
$150.00 plus shipping .
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hasslers , complete set
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Hasslers , complete set

Hasslers , complete , just removed from a car .
$250.00 plus shipping
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tool Box
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Tool Box

Tool box . 22 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 11" . Very nice
$150.00 plus shipping
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Carbide Generator
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Brass Carbide Generator

Brass Carbide generator , top has dents , backside has a few cracks .
$550.00 plus shipping
by pete eastwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: front bumper
Replies: 1
Views: 372

front bumper

Accessory front bumper . Clamps to the front crossmember & fender brackets .
$150.00 , plus shipping .
by pete eastwood
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any info on the very first Model T?
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Any info on the very first Model T?

Trent Boggess has done a very extensive study on the birth of the Model T .
He has info & stories on what he notes as Model T # 0 and Model T # 1 .
by pete eastwood
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Coupe Door Sag-How to Adjust?
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: 26 Coupe Door Sag-How to Adjust?

Your '26 coupe doesn't have a lot of wood in it like the earlier coupes , so it holds it's shape better .
You can probably adjust the sag out by shimming the body mounts .
by pete eastwood
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Assorted gas and foot pedals
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Assorted gas and foot pedals

message sent
by pete eastwood
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in a Disney cartoon
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Model T in a Disney cartoon

Ward Kimball & Ben Sharpsteen were both Disney animators at that time & both were Horseless Carriage Club members .
They also were on the design team that created Disneyland !
by pete eastwood
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: disk wheels 30x3 1/2
Replies: 1
Views: 401

disk wheels 30x3 1/2

for sale , nice set of disk wheels , ready to bolt on .
New Wards Riverside tires .
$1,800
Prefer you pick up .
phone 626 four two five 1990
by pete eastwood
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter / pedal question
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Starter / pedal question

Bending the little arm , also shortens the arm just slightly .
Being slightly shorter , messes up the amount of travel & causes problems .
Either bend & lengthen it or cut one off a later pedal & weld it to the early pedal .
by pete eastwood
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: Brassworks Brass Radiator question..

My original 1914 is wide like the brassworks , it has some damage from an accessory bumper mount .
T rad detail 1914.jpg
by pete eastwood
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2885

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Many years ago , Pete Smiley applied DOHC Westlake cylinder head technology to a model T block . When the engine was finished , it looked like an Offenhouser , it was a work of art . He did one dyno pull & made 300 hp , normally asperated ! Then he stuck it under his bench . When he died it was sold...
by pete eastwood
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

Larry , mine has the " B "
mixture rod.jpg
by pete eastwood
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Early Carburetor Adjusting rod

I have an early one with the number forged into it , I'll check the number
by pete eastwood
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Rich Eagle , Dave Rice's Tourist was returned to the LA Museum on his passing , as that was the agreement when he first got it .
by pete eastwood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Chris Haynes , the LA museum cars were on loan to the Petersen museum .
They have all have been returned back to the LA museum warehouse , where I take care of them ( part time ).
LA still has it's Chrysler Turbine car . I believe Jay got his directly from Chrysler .
by pete eastwood
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Rich Eagle , I just had Ray Wells help me out with my current T project .
Ray Wells body 2020.jpg
by pete eastwood
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Here is another picture with Me & little brother , David.
714 & me & David driveway.jpg
by pete eastwood
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

The Model T in the Los Angeles Natural History Museum used to belong to my Family . It is Model T # 714 , my Dad bought the car in 1953 & was the third owner . It is a very original car & had original paint & upholstery when my Dad got it . It was sold New in 1909 in Colton Ca. In 1918 it was traded...
by pete eastwood
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: dixie wide track
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: dixie wide track

I've seen , both a 1910 Buick wide track & a 1910 EMF wide track .
by pete eastwood
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T’s
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: T’s

Here's mine , still under construction
sprint car 2-10-2020.jpg
by pete eastwood
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: M F Ford Truck ????????????????
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

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

could it be " M P " rather than " M F " ?
Martin & Perry built truck bodies like that .
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: 1049

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: 3136

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: 756

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: 3136

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: 3136

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: 1886

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: 1229

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: 3045

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: 1967

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: 3045

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: 4036

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: 4036

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: 1747

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: 1582

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: 977

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: 9254

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: 38
Views: 5414

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: 2520

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: 2094

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
Dunn & Reath restored.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: 2568

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: 1962

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: 2683

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: 1623

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: 511

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: 1338

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: 1399

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: 1935

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: 1355

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: 1347

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: 1434

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: 5752

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: 1433

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: 1445

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: 1430

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: 2712

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: 2712

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: 804

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: 998

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: 998

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: 2013

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: 1417

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: 3672

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...