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by Michael Paul
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

Thank you everyone for your input. I'm a little confused now, so there were 3 square hole aluminum hogshead sizes? 16" , 16 1/4" and 16 3/4" ? I'd like to build the engine with a starter ring gear. My idea was when I get tired of cranking in a few years, I could swap out the pan and hogshead to a la...
by Michael Paul
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB winged script radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: WTB winged script radiator

Yes thank you, I saw those... They are both repos, I was hoping to find and original even if the core is bad. I have a new core and can recore it.
Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Later flywheel fit in narrow pan?

I haven't tried this yet, but will a later flywheel fit in the 09/10 narrow pan/ hogshead?
Thanks for any information, Mike
by Michael Paul
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB winged script radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 269

WTB winged script radiator

Looking for an original 09/10 radiator. Also 09/10 narrow pan.
Thanks Michael Paul
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by Michael Paul
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S N.O.S. Push rod guides
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: F S N.O.S. Push rod guides

I'll take them
by Michael Paul
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Jones speedometer parts
Replies: 3
Views: 280

WTB Jones speedometer parts

Good morning, I'm looking for the cable, swivel and gears for this Jones speedometer. Any help appreciated.
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Thanks Mike
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by Michael Paul
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: FS: New item - Speedometer/Tachometer

What a great idea! I'll take one!
Email sent....
Michael Paul
by Michael Paul
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4543

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Hi Tony, Erik Barrett has a lathe setup that he straightens rear axle housings with. You should contact him. He routinely uses it whenever it rebuilds a rear axle.
Hope this helps.
Michael Paul
by Michael Paul
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26/27 gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: 26/27 gas tank

How's $100 sound?
by Michael Paul
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26/27 gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 243

26/27 gas tank

Very nice gas tank, $125 plus shipping
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by Michael Paul
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Click-A-Shay
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Click-A-Shay

Good morning, I know I promised a table full of parts yesterday, but rain kept me from digging things out. I did find this very nice condition 26/27 gas tank. Asking $125 plus shipping. I'll try and post more tomorrow if weather cooperates. IMG_20200316_164559685.jpg IMG_20200316_164559685.jpg It's ...
by Michael Paul
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Virtual swap meet
Replies: 22
Views: 1172

Re: Virtual swap meet

I'm with you Tim, we had the same idea you beat me by a few minutes. I'm sure we're just a couple of the many thinking the same thing

I'd like to propose all of us in the old car Hobie come together on this.

Let's show what American get it done spirit is all about!

Michael Paul
by Michael Paul
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Click-A-Shay
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Click-A-Shay

Since the chickasha swap meet is postponed, and Bakersfield in question, how about having a swap meet online? (Click-A-Shay) I know that may seem a little silly since we have this forum available everyday, but we could open up our mtfca site to all prewar parts for a few weeks. Executive order of so...
by Michael Paul
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F S 1910 touring
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: F S 1910 touring

Yes extra funds are always scarce around here too.... Lots of rusty stuff though...😁
by Michael Paul
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Period Picture- Hump"T"y Dump"T"y

My guess is 1 yard of concrete in each dump, that's a lot of weight hanging out there! I yard weighs a little over 4000# it looks like a very dry mix, I wonder if there are any counter weights on the other side we don't see.
Have a great day, Mike
by Michael Paul
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F S 1910 touring
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: F S 1910 touring

That makes it May of 1910
by Michael Paul
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F S 1910 touring
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: F S 1910 touring

Looks like 26319
by Michael Paul
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SAVE THIS TT !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: SAVE THIS TT !!

Yes I agree, very sketchy! Look at his other items for sale on eBay. Shows a picture of a 31 roadster for 800, but the description says parts and accessories and 3 available.
by Michael Paul
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: F S 1910 touring
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: F S 1910 touring

I saw this in person today, you can still see the original pinstripe on the body. Someone will have a great early t with a little work. I wish I had some extra funds !
by Michael Paul
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1920 touring
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Re: 1920 touring

Sold, thanks mtfca!
by Michael Paul
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Solution to rodents in upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Solution to rodents in upholstery

Free to all model T owners, very large barn cats that wandered on the ranch. You will have to come at pick them up, I will not deliver. 2789.jpeg Also great for racoons, possums, deer. Bring your own leash This is what protection measures do, I can't wait for the wolf and grizzly to be reintroduced ...
by Michael Paul
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1920 touring
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Re: 1920 touring

Here's an engine photo
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by Michael Paul
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1920 touring
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Re: 1920 touring

Still for sale. Wood is very solid. Would make great car for someone just starting out with model T s.
by Michael Paul
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Healthcare in 1943
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Healthcare in 1943

Take a look at the cost of child birth in the 1940s
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by Michael Paul
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Understanding the CORONAVIRUS misleading news

An interesting new study shows if you have the common cold it prevents you from getting the flu. And if you have the flu it blocks the cold. I wonder if they can identify these antibodys and make a treatment. An old remedy for the flu was elderberry syrup. The flu virus looks like a round ball with ...
by Michael Paul
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crossing the Yuba river
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Crossing the Yuba river

Looks like the rear wheels are covered with burlap or canvas for traction, never saw that before.
by Michael Paul
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crossing the Yuba river
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Crossing the Yuba river

Found this great photo from the 1910 era, not sure if has been posted here before, but what a wild ride!
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by Michael Paul
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Erik, so sorry to hear about your father. I wanted to say how much I appreciated all of the help both of you have given me. His expertise on bringing an old coil back to life was a joy to watch. I've only known you for a couple years, but in that time it's been the experience of a lifetime. If there...
by Michael Paul
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front motor mount
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: WTB front motor mount

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Here's a view from underneath. Very large cavity! Must have been a problem being that thin.
by Michael Paul
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front motor mount
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: WTB front motor mount

Screenshot_20200209-071340-810x1440.png Here's a photo of the thickness and shape of the early mount next to the later. Notice the thickness of the u bolt location. With all of the stress on that thinner casting, I could see why they thickened things up. Thanks to Lauren Butler for sharing the info...
by Michael Paul
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front motor mount
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: WTB front motor mount

Thank you for the photo, it would be interesting to know if it was just the first 2500 cars. If that's the case I may have the correct one. Anyone have the early style on a later 09 ?
Thanks, Mike
by Michael Paul
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front motor mount
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: WTB front motor mount

Good morning, still looking for the early style front motor mount. Does anyone have an actual photo of one? Any help appreciated, Mike
by Michael Paul
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1920 touring
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

1920 touring

I'm selling this great old touring car with 1950s era graffiti. I don't have time to restore it, I have too many other irons in the fire. It has good compression and should run. I have the top bows and the rear fenders and the correct front wheels that go with it also. I'd like to get $2500 or best ...
by Michael Paul
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Video of Model B running
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Video of Model B running

Wow, that was great! History back to life!
by Michael Paul
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 09 running board FS
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: 09 running board FS

I can drive up to save shipping cost. I have a trip to cabbellas planned.
Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 09 running board FS
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: 09 running board FS

I'll take them
by Michael Paul
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Aluminum Body
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Aluminum Body

Touring car?
by Michael Paul
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3661

Re: Memory

Good morning,. I have a great model t Ford story from Napa valley. While researching a car that was built in Napa in 1899, built by Fred Jacks, a bicycle shop owner. I was fortunate to have found his niece who still lived in the family home just outside of town. She had original photos if the car I ...
by Michael Paul
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Thanks for all of the great info.... I didn't know the buttons we're metal topped. I found my button making machine and was ready to start cutting leather plugs to make the buttons. So black painted top pronged buttons we're used originally? Also I've been getting an education on leather thickness. ...
by Michael Paul
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

I found these on eBay, is 44 sq ft the same size as you bought? The price seems very inexpensive to me.
Any thoughts?

Thanks Mike
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by Michael Paul
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Wow, both look great! Thank you Keith and Scott for the great photos and info.

It would be a great help to borrow your patterns Keith.
That would speed things up so much.
Where did you find your leather hides?
by Michael Paul
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: 1911 button tufting layout.

Thanks Scott for the great idea.......I was planing on tacking the backing in place on the body. Then layout the button location. I had a book some time back that had layout patterns for carriages. The vinyl idea, is the way to go. I do have a Hayes body original with the car. And an extra beaudette...
by Michael Paul
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 button tufting layout.
Replies: 18
Views: 714

1911 button tufting layout.

Happy New year! My resolution is to get my 11 touring on the road. Just finished rebuilding the engine with Erik Barrett's help. Now on to the upholstery! Fortunately, I worked for a upholstery shop part time in highschool, started off making buttons for the tufting jobs that were lined up. Diamond ...
by Michael Paul
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb dump bed TT
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Wtb dump bed TT

Good morning, still looking for a TT dump bed. Anyone bringing one to chickasha? I think I can get a ride back to California from there.
Any help appreciated, Mike
by Michael Paul
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb dump bed TT
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Wtb dump bed TT

Thanks Herb, if I could get one delivered to chickasha, I could get it hauled back from there.
Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb dump bed TT
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Wtb dump bed TT

Hi, looking for a dump bed to fit a TT truck. Hoping to find one in northern California.
Thanks Mike
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by Michael Paul
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1780

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

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Here's an interesting car, it was stored in a barn near San Jose in California. I'm thinking it was a parade/ clown car based on the graffiti. I was told it last ran 50 years ago!
by Michael Paul
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: early steering bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: early steering bracket

Just checked the brackets on my columns, and the 11 has the grease cup hole and the 09 doesn't. Same identical casting number, but slightly different angle. I didn't remember seeing the grease cup hole on the 11. They are the same length at 4 1/4" long. So I answered my own question, you need a 09/1...
by Michael Paul
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: early steering bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: early steering bracket

Hi Scott, I don't have an extra one right now, but I believe there are two slightly different brackets that have t-932 cast on them, one is for the 1909 column , the other is for the early 11 column that is slightly longer, different angle I'll see if I can post a photo of each side by side. What ye...
by Michael Paul
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1982 prices
Replies: 2
Views: 468

1982 prices

I was given a set of 1982 vintage Ford magazines over the weekend. Thanks Erik! They have great info on the early pans, axels and carbs. A wealth of information! It was interesting to see prices from 40 years ago. IMG_20191202_071829397-918x1632.jpg I didn't know Ray Wells has been building bodies f...
by Michael Paul
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtt model TT truck
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Wtt model TT truck

I'll try and take photos of the REO soon, it's apart right now. I'm thinking at least 8k each.
by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtt model TT truck
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Wtt model TT truck

I also have the correct wooden front wheels.
Here's a side view
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Fun car for parades, I'm not sure how the "rescue women " on the rear doors would play in this era of sensitivity.
by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtt model TT truck
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Wtt model TT truck

Still looking,.

How about this 1920 fire chief/ parade car? Hasn't been started in 50 years, but has good compression. Should run with spark, gas and oil.
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It's made up for parades, I have the hood and rear fenders.
Have a great day, Mike
by Michael Paul
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtt model TT truck
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Wtt model TT truck

Here's the EMF racer
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by Michael Paul
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front motor mount
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: WTB front motor mount

You can contact me at the email or phone number in the photo below.
Thanks Mike
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by Michael Paul
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtt model TT truck
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Wtt model TT truck

Good morning, I'm looking for a TT truck to use on the ranch, flatbed or dump. Want to trade either a 1909 REO touring project that has a new body, or a 1909 EMF race car project. Both are fairly complete. You can contact me at the email or phone number in the photo below. IMG_20190719_090343049-918...
by Michael Paul
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB front motor mount
Replies: 8
Views: 606

WTB front motor mount

Good morning, I'm looking for a front motor mount like the one from the parts book photo below. Notice there are lobes where the spring clamps bolt on rather than straight across like the later one below.
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Any help finding one is appreciated.
Thanks, Mike
by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: FS nice original 1916 Touring
Replies: 25
Views: 8297

Re: FS nice original 1916 Touring

Wow the photos say a lot. That car is like time travel back to 1916. If I didn't have so many irons in the fire I would love to own that car. How about
trading 12 grass fed beef steers ??? I can deliver them to Harbor City when I pick up the car!

I'm surprised it hasn't sold yet.
by Michael Paul
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Looks like another power shutdown mid week here! Time to fire up the generator again. Also need to stock up on fuel. Another inconvenience is all the gas stations are shut down, and you can't buy gas or diesel. For the ones that do have generator backup power, cars are lined down the road a quarter ...
by Michael Paul
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Wow Dallas, 8 pointer! Nice going.
by Michael Paul
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 145
Views: 14172

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

Hi Rich, thanks for starting this great post. We all love the model T s but it seems anything from that era draws our attention. I often wonder if we're reincarnated from that time. I've been sorting through things in my containers and have found some early motorcycle parts, one is a carburetor with...
by Michael Paul
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tons of parts for sale in California
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Tons of parts for sale in California

Well I went and did it! I'm bringing the whole pile home to my ranch. I just went down and took another look and there were lots of good things in there so I couldn't pass it up
by Michael Paul
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tons of parts for sale in California
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Tons of parts for sale in California

I remember this stuff from last year at the Auburn swap meet. He had a sign directing you to the warehouse by the airport. It's lots of stuff, but has been picked over by several. Still worth the money if you have the space to store it. I'm afraid to go back for fear he may try to give it to me just...
by Michael Paul
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1909-1910-1911 misc. Ford T Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: 1909-1910-1911 misc. Ford T Parts

Arrdeen, can you post a photo of the other side of the engine?
Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: TT truck top speed

Wow perfect! That's what I want to do!
by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Wow grizzly tracks, they don't scare so easy.... Believe it or not, they were talking about reintroducing the grizzly to California. Might be a good thing, thin out the human population a little. But really, could you imagine. The distance they travel would have them swimming in backyard pools in no...
by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Rustitus

Bob, you're on to something, I've experienced the same multiple wrong fender issue!

I've always blamed it on Gremlins in my shop at night. It's worrisome now to think it might be me!
by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Male or female ?
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by Michael Paul
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Since we have a neighbor who is known to water her garden naked, I'd have to guess female

:lol:
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: TT truck top speed

Thanks for all the great Info,... My plan is to use it as a ranch truck with a few trips to town. Lots of back roads to use. I'd like to at least do 35 comfortably, 17 mph would be a problem. Now that I've emptied all of the parts out of the cab I can see the auxiliary transmission. It has layers of...
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Bear rear print, and my neighbors???? I'm gonna have to go back and look again. Lol :lol:
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Rustitus

I stand corrected, rustphilia may be more appropriate.

I might argue one might become inflamed with desire to own such a part or rusty pile......

Lol
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Rustitus

Rustitus ( rust eye tus) With much unscientific study, a disease has been identified afflicting many Americans. The symptoms are: Do you need to spend an hour sorting though antique car photos and old car parts piles on your phone just to find a photo of a family member? Do you stop while driving in...
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Just a follow-up, just made my rounds on foot around the ranch. On the trail in deep dust was a rear bear print, 9 in Long. Pretty good size for a black bear. At this point I don't know whether he was following me or running from me, I suppose if I never post here again we'll have our answer lol. Si...
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1994

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

Our wild deer population seems very depressed here in Northern California. The tame deer population has exploded inside the gated community near by though if that's any consolation. The problem here is the same as everywhere else, they get hit much more often during the rut. The pattern I've noticed...
by Michael Paul
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

TT truck top speed

Hi I just picked up a TT truck that has the early style rear end with the raised bead. It needs total restoration. No motor...I assume it has the low gearing, just how slow are they? I'm wondering if I should put effort into finding a high speed gear set. I'd like to know what to expect before I get...
by Michael Paul
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

As for the power grid here, about 10 or so years ago pg&e changed the management structure from decision makers who rose through the ranks with real field experience, to number crunchers who were hired to cut costs and improve profits They saved millions by deferred maintenance, very old transmissio...
by Michael Paul
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

I agree, it's the best tool we have. But I wonder what effect the fertilizer mix has on the regrowth cycle.

Thanks for your email, it's always good to share prospectives

Have a great day, Mike
by Michael Paul
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

I have to ad Mark Twain's description of healthful benefits of the clean air and water at lake Tahoe. He was so invigorated from the high altitude, so high it's the same air the Angels breath! It will take the most degraded skeleton of a man and return him to healthful vigor. It would even bring the...
by Michael Paul
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Good point,. I didn't think about it until now. After doing a Google search, it turns out it's not good for the environment. There was an incident where it was accidentally dropped on a section of river and it killed around 20,000 fish. Since it is made of fertilizer and water, it really changes the...
by Michael Paul
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

The population of my area in 1870 was three times what it is today. The remnants of stone foundations are still visable. Many small and large farms and ranches were in operation. I'm sure real estate values were healthy. There were several mining operations in the area. After 1883 the hydraulic mini...
by Michael Paul
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

I know this was a power outage thread, but have tried to live by the rules of " fix the problem before it happens" I've survived the blackouts with ballcap equipped with a row of led lights attached to the brim. I'm reading roughing it, by Mark Twain. If you want a great read, try "Diary of a 49er" ...
by Michael Paul
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 3451

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

As a cattle rancher in the California Foothills, I have seen more wildfire damage than most. I've driven though the areas very close by that have lost hundreds of homes, It's so interesting to see several homes burned to the ground, then others untouched. I'm fortunate to have the history of the ran...
by Michael Paul
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb TT Cab sheet metal
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Wtb TT Cab sheet metal

Does anyone have dimensions of the side panels? I could make them if I had drawings.

I'm guessing 18 ga sheet metal was used.

Any help appreciated.
Thanks, Mike
by Michael Paul
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb TT Cab sheet metal
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Wtb TT Cab sheet metal

Hi all, I picked up an old c cab truck from a farm in the central valley last weekend. Most of the body is there except the two upper c cab sides and the back window section of metal. I'm looking for some rusty metal parts to match what's there. Any help appreciated. Thanks Mike IMG_20190719_0903430...
by Michael Paul
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1828

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Model T Ford in China? I wonder if the plan is to reverse engineer the car, and reintroduce it to the Chinese population? The model "chi"? Lol

I wonder how inexpensive they could produce it?
by Michael Paul
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early brass carbide generator
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Early brass carbide generator

Hi, what are you asking for it? Can you give me the overall height with the top on? I'm hoping it might fit my 1909 reo touring.
Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: door hinge
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: door hinge

Hi, I'll take them. Let me know how you want to be paid. Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings

Hi Jeff, it was great to meet you yesterday. I always enjoy trips to Auburn. Erik, his father along with Robert are great guys. They all have been so helpful with my T education. The shop is a step back in time. If any thing needs attention on a prewar car, they have the tools and know how! I was am...
by Michael Paul
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 8049

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Hi Tony, I hope my info on the door panel wasn't taken the wrong way. you're doing a beautiful job on the restoration. Just trying to help out. I do need to correct what I said earlier, after closer inspection, the upper and lower panel are not sewn together. What they did was nail the upper leather...
by Michael Paul
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 63
Views: 8049

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

IMG_20191013_113939291-1632x918.jpg Hi Tony, I've posted a photo of my Door on my 09 body. I'm not sure if all 1909 upholstery was the same, but mine has an x pattern on the top panel. It doesn't have any backing on the top or bottom, they just nailed the leather right to the wood. The top and bott...
by Michael Paul
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for 1909 block casting
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: Looking for 1909 block casting

Thanks Joe, that's why second hand information can be questionable. On another note, I was reading though pattern making info, and found grey cast iron has a net zero shrinkage or slight expansion. I was surprised to see that, my only pattern experience has been with aluminum and bronze. Aluminum sh...
by Michael Paul
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for 1909 block casting
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: Looking for 1909 block casting

Hi Joe, thanks for the input. I've heard they were slightly shorter where the head bolts on the block. Enough so that it was needed to grind the original head so it wouldn't overhang. This is second hand info, someone else with first hand knowledge may have more details if this is true. My interest ...
by Michael Paul
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for 1909 block casting
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: Looking for 1909 block casting

Hi Joe, yes I've heard that. I understand they don't want to make anymore of them using the patterns. I was told there were several at Menges that sold to one person. I contacted him, but they had all been sold years ago. Just hoping someone might part with one. I have some early stuff to trade if t...
by Michael Paul
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Looking for 1909 block casting
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Looking for 1909 block casting

Hi all, I'm looking for a raw casting of the 1909 block. I know there were several around a couple years back. It's the block that McTavish made in Canada a few years back.

Any help appreciated
Thanks Michael Paul
by Michael Paul
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Counterweight opinions

Thanks for the input. The 3 piece transmission shaft sounds like a great idea... Erik Barrett did the Babbitt work, as part of the job he straightens the pan so the fourth main lines up perfectly. In fact he won't do your bearing unless he straightens your pan! Great machinist, I highly recommend hi...
by Michael Paul
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Counterweight opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Counterweight opinions

Good morning! I'm in the process of assembling my early engine with a 26/27 crankshaft. After reading all of the posts about broken crankshafts, I was interested in opinions about adding counter weights. Do you think it would help protect the crank, in other words less stress? Have a great day! Mich...
by Michael Paul
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1909/10 fenders
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Wanted 1909/10 fenders

Hi Arrdeen, that sounds good to me, how much to ship them?
Thanks Mike
by Michael Paul
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted 1909/10 fenders
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Wanted 1909/10 fenders

Hi, I'm looking for 1909/10 touring front fenders.
I don't mind if they need repairs. Any help appreciated.
Michael Paul
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